Where’s there is smoke is there always fire? UsWeekly’s latest issue accuses Ben Affleck of taking up with the family nanny while he and Jennifer Garner were on a secret 10-month trial break (timing unclear). But Affleck’s camp released a statement saying that the Oscar winner in no way, shape or form had anything going on with 28-year-old Christine Ouzounian. Hmm. Even though the caregiver was reportedly fired, she was seen out with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star, 42, in Los Angeles on July 17, roughly two weeks after he and Garner announced their breakup.
CAUSE OF DEATH
An autopsy shows the 18-year-old daughter of the stars of the Queen of Versailles documentary who had struggled with an addiction to a drug used to control her seizures died last month of an accidental overdose. A report released Wednesday by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Victoria Siegel’s death was the result of methadone and sertraline toxicity. The family’s attorney said last month that Siegel had previously undergone voluntary rehabilitation to shake her dependence on prescribed medication to control seizures.
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Shakira and pro soccer player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family. On Wednesday, Shakira, 38, posted a video to Twitter and Facebook of the couple’s youngest child, Sasha, who was born in January, in which she appears holding her son in front of a soccer ball. “Kick,” the Colombian star says repeatedly to the baby boy, who raises his leg and succeeds on the first try. The 12-second video racked up almost 2 million views on Facebook in an hour.
MOVED TO TEARS
What does it take to make Jimmy Kimmel cry? The death of Cecil the Lion, apparently. On Tuesday, the comedian lashed out at Walter Palmer, the formerly anonymous Minnesota dentist who became the scourge of the Internet for his reported role in the poaching of Cecil, a much-beloved lion and major tourist draw at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
Americans and Brits: We just don’t share the same sense of humor. So says Cara Delevingne, who took to Twitter on Wednesday to defend an awkward satellite interview with Good Morning Sacramento the day prior. Promoting the film of the novel Paper Towns, Cara was asked if she read the book to prepare. Replying with a frowny face, she said she hadn’t: “No, I never read the book or the script actually. I kind of winged it.” It all went downhill from there, with one reporter saying she sounded “irritated” and “needed a nap.”