CASEY AFFLECK TALKS #METOO: Casey Affleck is here for the #MeToo movement, but has often stayed quiet because of sexual harassment allegations against him. On Dax Shepard‘s “Armchair Expert” podcast, he said: “The way I’m thought of, sometimes, by certain people recently has just been so antithetical to who I really am, that it’s just been frustrating. And not being able to talk about it has been hard because I really wanted to support all but I felt like the best thing to do was to just be quiet, so that I didn’t seem to be in opposition to something that I really wanted to champion.” Producer Amanda White filed a $2 million suit against him, claiming Affleck harassed her; cinematographer Magdalena Gorka also sued him for $2.25 million. He denied the allegations and settled both suits for undisclosed amounts. Affleck is currently promoting Light of My Life, which was inspired by #MeToo.
VICTORIA’S SECRET MODELS DEMAND PROTECTION: More than 100 Victoria’s Secret models, including Christy Turlington Burns and Milla Jovovich, have signed a petition that calls on the company to protect its talent from harassment and abuse. “If Victoria's Secret were to take a stand against these abuses and commit to meaningful change by joining the RESPECT Program, this would go a long way in helping our industry chart a new path forward,” the letter reads. Under the program, all company employees and contractors are required to follow a code of conduct.
MEG RYAN IS IN NO RUSH TO MARRY: The 57-year-old Meg Ryan is engaged to John Mellencamp, but she tells InStyle she is not rushing down the aisle. She explains: “Yes, I’m going to get married at some point. But for now this engagement thing is a state of grace.”
FOX RELEASES GLIMPSE OF BH90210 REBOOT: BH90210 is about to drop, and Fox is whetting fans’ appetite by releasing the new opening credits, complete with the iconic theme song. The six-episode series stars Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris, as themselves, attempting to mount a revival of the teen soap. BH90210 premieres Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
JON VOIGHT SAYS RACISM HAS BEEN SOLVED: In a new Twitter video, Jon Voight says that racism was “solved long ago.” The 80-year-old then went on, criticizing those who question President Donald Trump‘s approach to race relations. He said: “It seems that the angered left and angered minorities want to hold President Trump accountable for past lives. You see, we have been gifted with truth and, as I see it, anger is among the old chains that were binding to the people of slavery, old wounds that still seem fresh.” He then invoked the Holocaust: “Let me talk about old wounds: the Holocaust. That, my friends, are wounds that live among the Jewish and non-Jewish that lost lives. But this is not about color, race, religion. This is the United States of America, a nation built on trust and liberty.”
BRANDON JENNER EXPECTING TWINS WITH CAYLEY STOKER: A few days after his brother Brody confirmed his split from Kaitlynn Carter, Brandon Jenner announced that he and girlfriend Cayley Stoker are expecting twins. He tells People: “We are 12 weeks now …. We’re madly in love and very excited about this!”He also said he told his daughter, Eva, 3, and his ex-wife Leah Felder. “We told her together,” Brandon said. “Leah, Cayley and I sat down with her and told her what was happening, and she was very excited and happy. She’s super excited to be a big sister.” They finalized their divorce last month after 14 years of marriage.