Celebrity Gossip: Alyssa Milano, Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey and More!
ALYSSA MILANO SOUNDS OFF ON KAVANAUGH: Alyssa Milano penned a guest column for Variety Tuesday, in which she laid out her feelings about the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanugh, despite the sexual assault allegations leveled against him. "Despite the deep and disturbing questions about Judge Kavanaugh, he was confirmed on Oct. 6. This continues to institutionalize sexual violence while setting the stage to remove many of the rights that generations of women who came before have won in hard-fought battle after battle. And yet, I do have hope." She predicts that "In 2018, the lasting legacy of these two men President Trump and Kavanaugh will be this: a nation of engaged, voting, empowered and elected women who will shape policy in spite of these two men and the 11 Republican white men on the Judiciary Committee." DID BEN AFFLECK BREAK UP WITH SHAUNA SEXTON? Despite his post-divorce getaway with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, Ben Affleck is reportedly forging a new, solo path ahead. "He enjoyed being with her but is working on himself, and being together with her at this time is not something that works," a friend tells People. "He will date in the future, but for now his focus is on his sobriety, family and his next project." Affleck and Garner just formalized their split over the weekend as Affleck simultaneously celebrated 40 days of sobriety. OPRAH WINFREY’S LESSON FROM A RECENT HEALTH SCARE: Don’t Google the symptoms! In the November issue of O Magazine, Oprah Winfrey shares that she learned the hard way not to Google health symptoms. Even when her doctor told her swollen lymph nodes were probably just from blocked salivary glands, she couldn’t accept it. So she got a second opinion. Turns out, the doctor was right, Google and Web MD were wrong. "As they say, you don’t appreciate your health until you no longer have it," she wrote. "Before this scare, I’d taken my salivary glands for granted. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’d never thought of them at all." LILI REINHART OPENS UP ABOUT COLE SPROUSE: While she didn’t give Teen Vogue too much in her cover interview, Lili Reinhart did share some details of her romance with Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse. "I like to go on adventures with Cole," she told the magazine. "Truly, adventures. He takes me to places where I'm like, 'How did you find this?'" What’s the best adventure you and your partner have embarked on together? AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL ALUM DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER: Joel Strauss, who placed sixth in the eighth season of Tyra Bank’s America’s Next Top Model, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. "I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know," she shared on Facebook. "On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable. With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the 'few months' doctors said I could make it." Friends have set up a GoFundMe page, where more than $6,000 has been raised. Strauss is in danger of losing her health insurance, according to the GoFundMe. BEHATI PRINSLOO TO RETURN TO VICTORIA’S SECRET: After a two-year hiatus, Behati Prinsloo says she is returning to Victoria’s Secret runway. She shared the news on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: "I actually am. I’m coming back this year. I missed two years. I was pregnant, so I’m really excited to walk this year." Prinsloo welcomed her second child with Adam Levine, Geo Grace Levine, in February. Others set to strut are Winnie Harlow, Shanina Shaik, Toni Garrn and Josie Canseco.