Miranda Lambert is single and ready to mingle
Miranda Lambert has a type. And if you think it’s country singers, well, that’s one part of it. After becoming involved with Evan Felker — the frontman of her tour’s opening act, the Turnpike Troubadours, AND husband of one Staci Nelson — and going public with their romance last month, they are now officially no more.
According to People mag, Miranda is not only “happily single” but Evan’s band has dropped out of their final performances of Lambert’s The Bandwagon Tour. That saying about not pooping where you eat? Could not be more appropriate here.
Now, not to put all this on Miranda — Evan was the married one and not only did he eff that up, but he also messed with his bandmates’ livelihood — but she seems to like the challenge of getting a seemingly unattainable guy. And she’s OK with that. She said in a recent interview, “I am who I am. I am honest about being flawed. That’s all I can be, you know? I cuss. I drink. I get divorced and get my heart broken. I break hearts.”
So just a warning to the ladies out there. Lock up your husbands. Because Miranda may be on the prowl for someone new.
Ben and Jen have settled their divorce case
It’s been a long time coming but Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have reached a divorce settlement, though E! News reports that they’ll wait until he completes his current stint in rehab to file it in court.
It was Garner who drove Affleck to rehab, his third in-patient facility, where he will reportedly be for 30 days. The exes have always been friendly and co-parented their three children since they separated in 2015, but if Ben wants to continue to have a relationship with Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, Jennifer’s going to do everything in her power to ensure that he’s clean and sober first.
The settlement news comes a couple weeks after it was revealed that their divorce filing was close to being dismissed, thanks to lack of paperwork and no rush to finalize it. But perhaps Ben’s latest slip is the kick in the butt Jen needed to finally pull the plug. She may have Ben’s interests and well-being at heart but ultimately, she wants the best for their children and, just as importantly, herself.
Mel B is going to rehab to deal with her alcohol and sex addictions
She may like to tease us with Spice Girls reunion news and show off her wild sartorial choices on her TV show, but Mel B is getting serious now and putting her health first. She told The Sun that she will soon be seeking treatment in a rehab facility in the U.K. after dealing with an “incredibly difficult” past six months.
“I’ve been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life,” she told the paper. “I am being very honest about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on.”
She continued: “Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol — it is underneath all that. I am fully aware I have been at a crisis point. No one knows myself better than I do, but I am dealing with it.”
Mel added that in the “next few weeks,” presumably after America’s Got Talent wraps this season, she will enter a “proper therapy program” to address her struggles, which likely include her messy divorce from Stephen Belafonte as well as the death of her father.
Mel’s mom, Andrea Brown, tweeted her support which encouraged the singer to make one simple statement.
Knowledge is power https://t.co/cx6YiocaNp
— Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB) August 26, 2018
Here’s hoping she gets the help she needs to conquer her demons.
Sofia Vergara’s ex still won’t leave her alone
Sofia Vergara may have moved on with Joe Manganiello but Vergara’s ex-boyfriend, Nick Loeb, hasn’t. While Sofia and Nick were together, from 2010 to 2014, they fertilized and froze two embryos. Since their split, Loeb has been determined to get custody of the embryos, Page Six reports, despite having signed a contract stating he had no right to use them without Vergara’s consent.
Vergara told Howard Stern back in 2015 that it would be irresponsible to bring babies into the world. “A child needs a loving relationship of parents who don’t hate each other.”
Loeb then tried to move the case to Louisiana, a state he believed would be more friendly towards his case, but the courts denied him because, well, he and Vergara live elsewhere. But that didn’t stop him. Nick bought a home there in “an attempt to establish residency,” Page Six added, and it’s also where he began making his Roe v. Wade-like movie.
“He is obsessed with Sofía,” an old friend told Page Six. “[And] he’s using [the embryo battle and the movie] to promote himself.”
Another friend added: “The movie came about because of his case. And he has the money and [the Roman Catholic] Church behind him. He feels those embryos are his children.”
Loeb even said that he’s “happy for Sofía that she finally found someone to make her happy” but he “wanted a family, something that she wasn’t ready for,” adding that he’s “moved on.” Has he though?
Britney has a British accent now
Oops, she did it again — but there’s really no oops about it. Britney Spears performed in London on Friday, perhaps the best place to show off her English accent one more time.
The last time she busted out the accent was about a decade ago when things were much different. Then, she was confronting the paparazzi and things were … tumultuous, to say the least. This weekend, however, Brit was merely trying to pump up the crowd.
Just us, or is her accent pretty convincing?