Ben Affleck Moved Out Of Family Home Months Ago!

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benBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split June 30, but an insider told that he actually moved out of the Brentwood mansion he shared with wife and their three children months ago!

A real estate insider told Radar, “Ben moved out of the mansion in late February, early March.” And while Ben has been spotted in the Brentwood neighborhood since then, it’s only been to see the kids.”

“Brentwood just isn’t Ben’s scene, and he wants to live the life of a Hollywood bachelor,” the source continued. “He has the money and fame to do it, and Jen seemed to be relieved that Ben moved out.”

The couple of ten years formally announced their decision to divorce, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told Radar in a joint statement. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children, whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.”

“This will be our only comment on this private, family matter,” they continued. thankyou for your understanding.”

Radar was first with breaking news about the couple’s marriage crisis in recent weeks, as Affleck, 42, was spotted without his wedding ring on Garner’s birthday in April, or when he skipped spending Mother’s Day with his wife and children in May. Radar also exclusively reported that moving vans were spotted at the home earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the source added, “Jen has made no mention to family or friends about looking for a new place to live. She has always seemed very happy in Brentwood with the kids.”

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‘Y&R’ Star Victoria Rowell Claims Co-Stars Spit On Her In ‘Racially Charged Attacks’

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drewThe most jaw dropping drama on The Young & The Restless happened when the cameras weren’t rolling, according to fan Victoria Rowell. The actress who played Drucilla Winters is suing the show over claims of “racially charged attacks,” and she opened up about the abuse she says she suffered on set in explosive new court documents obtained by

Rowell sued Sony, CBS, and other defendants related to the show in February. After the defendants asked a judge to toss the lawsuit, she filed an explosive declaration on June 10 detailing just why she says she should be compensated for mental anguish.

Rowell, who starred in more than 2,000 episodes of Y&R between 1990 and 2007, says that a “lack of racial equity on set at Y&R resulted in me being on the receiving end of various racially charged attacks, by white Y&R actors and executives.”

“For instance, one white actress, Melody Thomas Scott, ran onto the set dancing wildly and wearing an oversized Afro wig to mock my Afro-styled hair that day,” Rowell claims. “Another white actress, Michelle Stafford, spat on me on set, called me a ‘freak’ then screamed, ‘no one here likes you.’ Ms. Stafford later publicly admitted that she did so in collaboration with the white director, Noel Maxam, and then-producer Edward Scott. A white actor, Peter Bergman, publicly called me mentally unstable and physically threatened me on set. None of them suffered negative repercussions.”

What’s more, she claims in the document, she was “excluded from the in-house pre-Emmy ballot during my last few years on Y&R” and fined $20,000 for missing a day of work she says she had previously cleared with producers.

Meanwhile, Rowell claims racism on set extended beyond those shocking incedents. She claims, “no black actor was selected to represent the show at the prestigious Monte Carlo Television Festival … with very exceptions exceptions [sic], black journalists were not included in the show’s press corps, and Y&R producers reluctantly hired a competent hair stylist for black actors and actresses only after I was forced to hire my own independently. However, defendants banned the stylist from the Y&R hair and makeup room, and the stylist became the subject of taunts from white talent.”

She continues, “marginalization of black participation on Y&R extended not only in our treatment at the hands of Defendants when hired, but also Defendants’ failure to hire African Americans at all. As far as I know, up until 2010, not one writer in its then-37-year-history of Y&R had been African American. Nor had defendants hired any African Americans as executive producers, co-executive producers, casting directors, production designers, musical directors, set design, costume design, and department heads in hair and makeup.”

Eventually, she says, it became more than she could take and she left Y&R in 2007. Soon after, however, she insists the “show’s viewing audience began clamoring for my return.”

Rowell, 56, says her efforts were foiled, but she heard through the grapevine that she would be allowed to come back “only if I ceased my outspoken campaign for diversity.”

She now wants the opportunity for re-employment on the show, as well as damages for mental anguish.

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Jack Carter Passes Away At 93

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jcComedian Jack Carter died at his home in Beverly Hills on June 28 from respiratory failure. He was 93 years old.

The world lost a funny man on June 28. Jack Carter, a comedian who hosted his own show for three years, appeared on Broadway and made many memorable television appearances, died of respiratory failure just four days after his 93rd birthday. He passed peacefully at his home in Beverly Hills, a spokesperson confirms.

Jack rose to fame by appearing on Milton Bearle’s Texaco Star Theatre shows. After that, he hosted TV variety program Cavalcade of Stars for two years, before landing his own NBC show, The Jack Carter Show, which lasted here years. The late actor also has several Broadway and credits, and even hosted the first televised Tony Awards in 1956.

The comedian was often seen on television throughout his long career including dozens of appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and other comedy talk shows. Additionally, he appeared on scripted shows, like 7th Heaven, New Girl, Desperate Housewives, Shameless and many, many more. Jack did stand-up comedy, as well, performing in clubs in Las Vegas, New York York City and more, and even did some directing.

Jack was married to Paula Stewart from 1961-1970, and after their divorce, he got together with Roxanne Stone, who he married in 1971. Thecouple divorced in 1977, but remarried in 1992, and were still together at the time of his death. Jack is survived by Roxanne, sons Michael (from his marriage to Paula) and Chase, and daughter, Wendy, as well as two grandchildren.

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Bill Hudson Fires Back At His Kids, Says They’re ‘Dead’ To Him

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kkBill Hudson, the estranged father of actors Oliver and Kate Hudson, is firing back after his son’s scathing Instagram post with a seething message of his own.

“I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own,” Hudson said in an interview with The Daily Mail.

“I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name,” he contuinued “They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack. He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth.”

The comments come in response to an Instagram post by Oliver Hudson that went viral. The photo reportedly taken more than 30 years ago, featured the actor and his sister as kids with Bill, and was posted with the caption, “Happy abandonment day… @katehudson.”

Hudson also slammed his ex-wife Goldie Hawn, who he says “poisoned” the kids against him, and expressed dismay at his daughter Kate’s Father’s Day post, which was a picture of her with Kurt Russell, Hawn’s longtime partner. The caption on the post read, “Pa, just simply….. Thank you 🙏 Happy Fathers Day I love you to the moon and back.”

“It was an intimate shot and, as her father, I found it inappropriate and unsettling,” Hudson said. “I’ll leave it at that.”

The Huffington Post has reached out to representatives for Bill, Kate and Oliver Hudson and will update this post if and when a comment is received.

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‘GofT’ Finale Proves Jon Snow Is Alive

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john-snowThey say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and that phrase has never been more important than this exact second.
The “Game of Thrones” finale was bloody, shocking and left fans wondering one very big question: Is Jon Snow really dead? The actor Kit Harington, who plays Snow, says he’s dead, the writers say he’s dead and the Night’s Watch obviously thinks he’s dead. But, really, is he?
Before the finale aired, some images from the final episode leaked online. Three were actually legit, showing Cersei with short hair, Selyse hanging and Jon Snow dead. A fourth image, however, showed Snow’s eyes change color to indicate he was warging in the final scene, i.e. possibly jumping into the body of his direwolf Ghost. Though it appears this was just a fan Photoshop job, some are arguing that his eyes did actually change.
Do you see Snow’s eyes change? Well, redditors did.
Following the finale, Reddit has been lit up with fans saying Snow survived. One user, Lann_the_Clever1, thinks his eyes become a different shade of brown:
Am I the only one who noticed change in Jon’s eyes when he was lying in the snow at the end. I think his dark eyes with large pupil changed to brownish, small pupil and then changed back after a few seconds. Could be warging into ghost?
Another redditor, stephen_b_1993, claims Snow’s eyes become blue:
Did anyone else see Jon’s eyes change from golden brown to blue, or am I just seeing things?
But not everyone is convinced. Redditor komacki says people are just “seeing things” and another user, TommenFoolery, says the eye change actually proves the opposite:
I did notice that when he is bleeding out that his pupils dilate. I only noticed this on a rewatch of the episode, which I had not noticed before. I think this is the nail in the coffin (pun very much intended) that John is dead. Once his heart has stopped he no longer controls the muscles in his eyes thereby causing them to dilate and enlarge.
If Snow does actually warg in the scene, it’s not the traditional warging that we’ve seen on the show in the past. Normally, when a character is warging, their eyes become a milky white and they get all spacey. Well, Bran can show you what we mean:
Those white eyes are clearly not on display in Snow’s final scene. Then again, there was that leaked picture.
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Matt Lauer Speaks With Brian Williams

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The recently demoted former ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor spoke out for the first time since he was suspended, after he was found to have told a false account of a 2003 incident in Iraq.

Brian Williams has broken his silence less than five months after he was suspended from his role as NBC Nightly News anchor after it emerged that his account of an incident that happened during a 2003 trip to Iraq wasn’t true.

Speaking with Matt Lauer in an interview that aired on Friday’s Today, Williams again apologized for saying “things that weren’t true,” but he continued to insist he didn’t knowingly lie.

“I told stories that were not true. I never intended to. It got mixed up. It got turned around in my mind,” Williams told Lauer. Still, the disgraced NBC News veteran took responsibility for what he said, telling the Today co-anchor, “I own this. I own up to this.”

Williams characterized his suspension as “torture.” But he said, “looking back it has been absolutely necessary,” explaining that he had gone over everything he said over his more-than-20-year career, to “try to figure out how it happened” that he said things that weren’t true and vowed that he has changed.

“What has happened in the past has been identified and torn apart by me and has been fixed, has been dealt with,” Williams said. “Going forward, there are going to be different rules of the road … I am different as a result, and I expect to be held to a different standard.”

Williams explained that he believed he “used a double-standard” and “was sloppier” when he talked about his own experiences in talk-show appearances and other forums in which NBC News investigation found that he “made a number of inaccurate statements about his own role and experiences covering events in the field…usually years after the news events in question.”

“Looking back, it had to have been ego that made me think I had to be sharper, funnier, quicker than anybody else, put myself closer to the action, having been at the action at the beginning,” Williams said of his “realization” about “what changed” in how he told his stories. “It wasn’t from a place where I was trying to use my job and title to mislead.”

When asked specifically if he knew when he said on NBC Nightly News that his story that the Chinook helicopter that he was riding in was hit by enemy fire that that story wasn’t true, Williams said “no.” But he did concede that “perhaps, yes” the outcome of this incident might have been different if he’d gone on the air and admitted he lied right after he made those inaccurate statements.

Williams’ comments come just a day after NBC News announced that he will remain with the division but not return as Nightly News anchor when his six-month, unpaid suspension ends in August. Instead, Williams will join MSNBC as an anchor on breaking news and special reports, with Lester Holt named as the permanent weeknight anchor on Nightly News.

In a second part of the interview, which aired later on the NBC morning show, Williams admitted he wasn’t happy about not being able to return as Nightly News anchor.

“Was it my first choice? No. Obviously I wanted to return to my old job,” Williams said. “I pushed back at first. Enough time has passed. I accept the decision,” he added before praising his successor, Holt.

“No one is more deserving,” Williams said of Holt. “This guy came in under the worst circumstances and has upheld everything great about the place and the broadcast. It’s Lester’s job.”

Williams was said to have expressed a strong desire to regain his Nightly News position over nearly four months of negotiations between his team and NBCUniversal executives.

Williams also vowed he will “work everyday” to regain viewers’ trust, telling the audience, “Judge me by as harsh a standard as you wish.”

“I am fully aware of the second chance I’ve been given,” he said. “I don’t intend to squander it.”

When asked to write the headline for his story, Williams said, “A chastened and grateful man, mindful of his blessings, mindful of his mistakes, returns, hoping for forgiveness and acceptance.”

NBC News chairman Andy Lack is dsid to have pushed Lauer to interview Williams and convinced Williams to sit for the interview, during which, Lauer said Friday, there were “no conditions or guidelines.”

Thursday’s announcement about Williams’ new role teased Lauer’s interview with him, taped over two days earlier this week. Portions of the sit-down will also air on Friday’s Nightly News.

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Charlize & Sean Calling Off Wedding

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sean-pennCharlize Theron and Sean Penn won’t be walking down the aisle any time soon. According to insiders, the engaged pair decided to put the brakes on their relationship and take some time apart after a film shoot in South Africa took a toll on the couple.

The A-listers became engaged in November, and Penn had already begun the paperwork to formally adopt her son Jackson, an insider previously told Radar. Those plans are now on hold, the source revealed.

Trouble started recently when Penn was the director on Theron’s movie The Last Face, which filmed for several months in South Africa. “working together on the script project definitely took a toll on the relationship,” the insider said.

“Everyone knows how intense Sean is, and there is no exception on movie sets. Charlize felt he was overly critical of her at times. Separating work and personal became hard, and the lines were definitely blurred.”

What’smore, accordingly to the insider, “Sean is also a notorious flirt, and Charlize didn’t like it.”

“Things just moved very fast after they became engaged,” the source said, with Penn even moving into Theron’s home. “But Sean moved out of Charlize’s house three weeks ago.”

However, now, Penn is “eager to get back in Charlize’s good graces, and isn’t ready to call it quits on the relationship. There is a lot of love there, and Sean has told Charlize he is willing to work on his issues,” the source added.

The couple had “been planning their wedding, which was to have taken place in South Africa, but after the film shoot wrapped, everything stopped. Charlize is taking a wait and see approach with Sean….She has to do what is best for son, Jackson,” the insider said.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale; Cersei’s Walk

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cersei-walk-of-shameFans of “Game of Thrones” have gotten used to getting jolts in the series’ penultimate episode this time, the shocks came in the finale. And they kept coming. Cersei’s walk of shame. Arya’s bloody act of vengeance. And yes, Jon Snow’s death. Director David Nutter who also helmed the infamous Red Wedding episode breaks down all the twists and turns behind the episode.

How do you approach such a big, complicated episode?

My first reaction is complete and utter fear. How am I going to basically do this? How am I going to direct this? I always try to remember that pyramids are built one stone at a time so I try not too freak out too much. I try to hammer it down to how to make it doable.

What was the toughest scene?

I have to say probably Cersei’s walk of shame because that needed to have the scope and immensity and size of King’s Landing and it was important to me to sell what she was going through emotionally and physically, and the real true hate that the people of King’s Landing had for her that needed to be demonstrated in the way that was correct and reflected all the terrible things that she’d done through her tenure as queen.

Talk about Lena Headey’s performance in that scene.

Lena is one of the most talented actresses I’ve ever worked with. We did “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” together for Fox years ago. Getting a chance to reunite with her as Cersei in the last two years has been a wonderful thing. She’s an amazing talent and someone is so very gifted and should be recognized for her ability to really bring it. She’s really something and we enjoy working together. She really can provide magic. She’s someone who leads with her heart and gets so invested in what she’s going through.

The scene goes on for so long. Why was that length so important?

What was important was to sell this journey. It wasn’t the kind of thing where she could walk down a set of stairs and the next minute she’s at the Red Keep. We needed to sell the fact that she was having to go through the sewers of King’s Landing and see what she’s brought to the fore with respect to the hate these poor people who live in this world have for her. That’s what was important for her walk of shame. To be with her in this entire journey, to be quite moved by it. It wasn’t the kind of scene you could cut to or do a short version of. It was important to do it right and uphold the integrity of the sequence.

Was it difficult to shoot the final scene, with Jon Snow’s death?

Very difficult. As when we shot the Red Wedding, the death of Robb and Catelyn Stark, these are people you spend years with and these people become your family. Kit Harington is just a great guy and Kit was sad to leave the crew. It’s an emotional feeling as well. But I felt it was important to set up the sequence as quickly as possible so you didn’t expect it or wait for it. I didn’t want it to linger. I wanted it to catch you by surprise. I think in how David (Benioff) and Dan (Weiss) wrote it and how I decided to shoot and how our editor cut it, it was something it was quite powerful and stunning and surprising to great effect.

There’s been plenty of speculation online. So can you say emphatically that Jon Snow is dead?

I can say emphatically that Jon Snow is definitely dead. I keep hearing that phrase in my head, “Ding dong, the witch is dead.” After what you saw there, I think there’s no more clear picture whether he is dead or not.

Any chance he could be resurrected by Melisandre, who returned to Castle Black?

That’s not my concern. My concern was to take care of Jon Snow, and he’s now deader than dead.

There’s also speculation about whether Stannis is truly dead. We didn’t see Brienne deliver that final, fatal blow.

I think that was basically in the script. Dan and David felt it best not to be gratuitous with that. You really got a sense that Stannis had nothing else to live for. Brienne’s life-long mission had come to an end. It’s a situation in which Stannis was ready to die and prepared to die. It would have been gratuitous.

We didn’t see much of a battle scene between Stannis and the Boltons.

When you’re doing a TV show, you have limited resources, but that’s not the reason why it wasn’t shown. The time spent with this man, it was the hardship spent pre-battle. Knowing and finding out they’d barely survived the winter. You could really get a sense they were in pretty tough shape during the snowfall and the storms they were dealing with. And then after, (with) the sellswords and many of Stannis’ own men leaving and taking the horses with them. And then watching as Stannis and the men march into battle, you could see that they weren’t into it that much. They were basically, in that sense, marching to a battle in which it was pretty much intended to be a slaughter. The Bolton men were strong and powerful and had horses and were really hungry to fight. And Stannis’s army was on its last legs. That too would have been gratuitous and not in-keeping with the emotional richness with the story. More importantly, playing with the reactions and the aftermath would have been much more dramatic to explore.

On that note, you had that lovely, heartbreaking scene with Jaime and Myrcella.

After all these years, Jaime finding his daughter, and having that, for the first time, a real father-daughter moment and discovering his daughter loved him for who he was, he felt that great feeling, and to have that stripped away so suddenly was quite tragic.

Then again, there’s Arya’s vengeance. That scene did play out quite bloodily.

The one thing that was the precursor to this as she was waiting outside the House of Black and White for a multitude of days, one of things that kept her going was her list of people she so wanted to kill. She had her eyes on vengeance. Meryn Trant was on the top of that list. Of all the kills, Meryn Trant needed to die in a way that was just in reaction to the actions he had taken. She felt it important no matter what it cost her personally she felt it important to avenge the death of the man who had taught her to fight with a sword. She’d come into the House of Black and White under false pretenses. She wanted to learn how to fight and how to become the best warrior. It’ll come to the fore when season six begins.

Reek aka Theon Greyjoy finally stood up against Ramsay Bolton’s brainwashing. How satisfying was that for you?

That was really good. He regains his sense of true north in realizing he needed to step up to save Sansa’s life.

Is it safe to assume they survived that jump?

I would say it’s safe to assume they survived that jump.

And then there’s Daenerys, who found herself surrounded by Dothraki. How did you film the scene?

First of all, like in real estate, location, location, location. We have a wonderful location manager and it’s perfectly suited for how we wanted to show the Dothraki hordes. She saw one horse, then three horses, then a multitude of horses, all surrounding her. It was wonderfully staged by the people in production and also visual effects who created the Dothraki soldiers who eventually ensconced her.

I can’t imagine they’ll be too happy to see her.

It’ll be an exciting event in season six to see what happens.

Do you read the books?

I have not read the books. As a director, the scripts have to be my bible. That’s the only thing the audience will ever have. So I have to translate them as a director. What’s in the books or not in the books, I can’t concern myself with. I trust David and Dan do what’s best for the show and do what’s best for the story.

This season had some backlash. Were you aware of any of it?

I think that the thing with “Game of Thrones” is it has the ability to totally dash and take right and left turns on whatever the audience expects and break people’s hearts. But what they’re also so brilliant at doing, Dan and David, is getting the exact same people to come back for more. For Dan and David, it’s how best to tell the story, that’s their source of where they’re coming from. It’s the proper way to do it. And not be influenced by other voices that don’t look at the big picture. It’s an important part of the series, to look at what the big picture is all about. Understanding to keep it honest and true, you have to follow your instincts. And Dan and David have the best instincts in the business

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George Wendt Trades A Bar For Barber Shop

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gw1George Wendt is back in Boston but this time out, he isn’t a barfly. He’s a barber. It’s a whole new skill for the “Cheers” star, who actually took a quick course in how to cut hair for TBS’ new comedy series “Clipped,” premiering June 16.

“Some of the actors who get cast as customers have agreed to let us go ahead and cut their hair,” Wendt tells FOX411. “I don’t know if they made a deal with the hair department on our show, where the professionals would clean up any horrible mistakes we make. I suspect, yes, they would do that. I, frankly, have never cut any hair. I just fake it.”

The six-time Emmy nominee, who says he doesn’t freak out if he gets a bad haircut because he knows it will grow back, has appeared as a guest star on a long list of TV series and starred in numerous theater productions since Norm Peterson gave up his favorite barstool in 1993. Now, he is happy to be back on the tube as a series regular and working as the “grandpa” with such a “terrific,” young ensemble.

“It is hard to find anything that works,” says Wendt. “There are so many variables. It’s almost like alchemy. Even if you hit all the variables — you get a great writer, a great director, a great script, the great timeslot — I don’t know. If anyone could figure out how to do it really successfully all the time, they would do nothing but.”

“Clipped” is a comedy about a group of coworkers in Boston who attended the same high school but were in very different cliques. A decade later, they are all working at Buzzy’s barbershop. Wendt, 66, plays Buzzy, who sold his shop to former high school loser Ben (Ryan Pinkston), who has since hired several formal classmates. Of course, Ben’s motivation isn’t pure. He is enjoying throwing his weight around now that he is the boss of some of the popular kids.

As for Buzzy, Wendt describes his character, saying, “I thought Buzzy was a buzz-cut guy, that most of his clients were dead, and that he was on Social Security, so he sold his shop and kept his chair just to have someplace to go. But now it turns out, I’m cutting hair every week, so, like I said, I’m just faking it.”

With his new show, Wendt, who wrote a humor book about his life and beer stories entitled “Drinking with George: A Barstool Professional’s Guide to Beer,” is looking forward, not behind.

“I don’t really miss Norm because in real life all I do is drink beer and watch sports. I don’t go out to bars much. I do if I’m working in the theater. Then, that’s very much a thing,” he said. “But living at home in California, you’ve got to drive for starters, so it cuts down on the bar thing. Plus, I’ve had kids all my adult life. It’s different when you’re away on the road.”

“Clipped” premieres Tuesday, June 16 on TBS.

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USA Debuting Cuse’s ‘Colony’ At Comic-Con

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Comin-Con favorite Josh Holloway is heading back to San Diego this summer. The “Lost” alum will be on hand to promote his new series, “Colony” on USA Network.

Holloway will be joined by exec producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, plus co-stars Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”), Amanda Righetti (“The Mentalist”), Peter Jacobson (“House”) for a panel and autograph signing on Friday, July 10, and a screening of the first episode on Saturday, July 11.

“Colony” centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. Holloway stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Callies plays his wife, Katie. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their middle son during the invasion, the couple are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with their child so when the powerful Proxy Synder (Jacobson) offers Will a chance to get his son back, if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives.

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