TIFFANY HADDISH AND BRAD PITT MAY BE A THING IN 2019: Let's make this happen, people! Tiffany Haddish and Brad Pitt made a pact in an elevator recently to hook up if they're still single in 2019. “Oh I just met him an the elevator, he said in one year if he’s single and I’m single we gonna do it, so you know what that means,” Haddish told Kelly Ripa backstage at the Oscars. “But he do got seven kids, I don’t know if I could deal with a man that’s got that many kids.” When Ripa asked who she'd marry, date or dash, she said: “I would date Brad Pitt, marry George Clooney and I would ditch Javier [Bardem] because I don’t know who Javier is,” Haddish said.
MINDY KALING AND B.J. NOVAK SPARK ROMANCE RUMORS: Office alums Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak attended the Oscars together, and the Internet cannot contain itself, pointing to several instances of palpable sexual tension in the photographs of them from the pre-and-post-parties. The pair have been friends for a loooong time (since 2005), they've dated on and off throughout the years, and have managed to remain friends. Recently, when Kaling welcomed her little girl and refrained from making the identity of the father public, many speculated/hoped that it was Novak. Kaling has spoken out on their unusual relationship before, telling InStyle in 2015: “I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell. He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend. I guess you could describe our relationship as a ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.”
KATHY GRIFFIN OFFERS JOB TO RYAN SEACREST'S ACCUSER: Comedian Kathy Griffin is offering former personal stylist Suzie Hardy a job following allegations that Ryan Seacrest sexually harassed her. He was cleared by E! of the misconduct allegations. Griffin tweeted: "Hey Suzie Hardy, I will do for you that which no one did for me after May 30. After you were brave enough to speak out I'm happy to offer you a job as my stylist to dress me this week for Jimmy Kimmel and Real Time & I'll PAY you. What ya think? KG."
JIM BELUSHI'S WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE: After 20 years of marriage, Jim Belushi's wife Jennifer Sloan filed for divorce, The Blast reports. The pair share two children: daughter Jamison, 19, and son Jared, 16. The divorce filing lands on the 36th anniversary of John Belushi's (Jim's brother) death.
JOSIAH DUGGAR AND LAUREN SWANSON ENGAGED: After six weeks of dating, Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are getting engaged. "We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!" reads the statement. "We have prayed for many years that the Lord would bring the right spouses to each of our children. We have known Lauren and her family for a very long time and have seen how she has grown in her knowledge and understanding of the Lord. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate young lady, full of zeal for Christ. We are very thankful for her. We pray that their lives together will be full of joy and happiness and that God will use their lives for His service. We are looking forward to another Duggar wedding soon!" Duggar, 21, and Swanson, 18, announced they were courting in January. TLC's Counting On family follows strict dating and marriage rules. While courting, potential mates are supervised by family members, and only side hugs are allowed. While engaged, they can hold hands, but they are not supposed to kiss (or do anything else) until the wedding.
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