IDRIS ELBA IS NOT GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Sorry, ladies! The 44-year-old Idris Elba is featured on the cover of Essence's August issue, and inside, he discusses his delight in fatherhood and his ambivalence about marriage. “Because I’m 44 years old with a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, I’m rolling around playing and then I’m at a Drake concert with my teenage daughter,” he said about his children, whom he shares with his two exes. Asked if he'd get married again, he says: “I don’t think so. Yeah, I don’t think so. Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.” Elba was previously married to Hanne “Kim” Norgaard from 1999 until 2003 and to Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006. Think he's smart to sit out another round?
KATHY GRIFFIN TWEETS OUT PHOTO OF HERSELF WITH MAN IN TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE: Kathy Griffin has stepped - willingly, this time - into another Trump controversy. The comedian tweeted out a picture of herself with Rob Goldstone, the man who allegedly brokered the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer linked to Vladimir Putin. Griffin tweeted: “Don’t recall taking this photo with Russian intermediary Rob Goldstone, but I am in my Dynasty hat waiting for my interview with Mr. Mueller.” Last month, Griffin faced a severe backlash after posting a photo of herself holding what looked like President Donald Trump's severed head.
RYAN REYNOLDS CONGRATULATES WONDER WOMAN FOR BOX OFFICE VICTORY: The Merc is bowing down in defeat to Princess Diana of Themyscira. After Wonder Woman surpassed Deadpool at the domestic box office, Ryan Reynolds gave Gal Gadot, the star of Wonder Woman, a decidedly backhanded compliment, writing: "The Merc may be filthier, but her B.O. is stronger. Congrats #WonderWoman." Wonder Woman has grossed more than $368 in North America, besting Deadpool's $363 million.
MELISSA RAUCH EXPECTING FIRST CHILD: The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch is expecting her first child this fall. Rauch opened up about her emotional journey toward becoming a mom in an essay for Glamour.com. She explained how she and her husband Winston experienced a painful miscarriage and were terrified to fully give into joy this time around: "Here is the only statement regarding my pregnancy that doesn't make me feel like a complete fraud: 'Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she's being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she's pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again.' " She added that she decided to share her own struggle because she knows how painful it is to watch all of the pregnancy announcements people make and simply assume fertility came to them easily: "Ideally, the more we talk about this issue, the more we can chip away at the unnecessary stigma around it, with the end result being that those of us struggling with loss and infertility will feel less alone." Do you agree?
YOUNGER STAR NICO TORTORELLA OPENS UP ABOUT RELATIONSHIP WITH WOMAN WHO IDENTIFIES AS LESBIAN: It's complicated! Younger's Nico Tortorella is speaking out about his sexuality. In a recent interview with The Advocate, the 28-year-old said that he is sexually fluid, and explains that it helps inform the 11-year-polyamorous relationship he's had with Bethany Meyers, a fitness entrepreneur who identifies as gay. "I think the way I use the word fluidity is like fluid in everything, fluid in train of thought," he said. "It doesn't always have to be one thing. The one thing anybody can talk about, no matter race, religion, sexuality or gender, is love. We're family." He adds that he feels many of the labels people use to identify themselves are too constricting for him. "I can be emotionally, physically attracted to men," he said. "I can be emotionally, physically attracted to women. The 'B' in LGBTQ-plus has been fought for, for so long. I'm not going to be the person that's like, 'No, I need a 'P,' I need another letter!' I stand by people that have paved this way for somebody like me."