Ben Affleck Defends Misinterpreted Comments About Marriage

Jonathan Van Ness’ new show… Astroworld stage is finally being dismantled… The Masked Singer winner… Tayshia Adams accuses Colton Underwood of lying… and Ben Affleck defends misinterpreted comments about marriage

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Coming to Netflix in January, Jonathan Van Ness — the hair guy on the Netflix series “Queer Eye” — is getting his own Netflix series called “Getting Curious,” which is based on his podcast of the same name. Jonathan started his podcast way back in 2015 — three years before “Queer Eye” debuted. His new series premieres at the end of January. And over a year ago, Netflix announced they were doing a reality show about a bunch of TikTok stars living together and “Hype House” will finally debut on January 7. In the release it says, “From humble beginnings to overnight fame, these are the stories of the most popular personalities on social media as they come into their own, fall in love and tackle the next stage of their lives.” But if you have any diehard “Twilight” fans in your house, let them know that as of January 15, Netflix is pulling all five of the “Twilight” movies from the lineup, so start bingeing.

Forty days later, Travis Scott’s Astroworld stage is finally being torn down in Houston. Crews were busy dismantling everything yesterday, taking down the lighting and video screens, loading them up to be hauled away. Authorities needed to keep things as they were so they could investigate what went wrong during Travis’ Nov. 5 concert that ultimately left 10 people dead and hundreds injured. Travis and anyone who had anything to do with putting on that show are facing billions in lawsuits. Meantime, Travis has another baby on the way. Khloe Kardashian threw her baby sister a small, intimate baby shower over the weekend at her new house in Hidden Hills, right next door to mama Kris Jenner. Sources say Travis was there, but he was very laid back and low-key, staying inside the house most of the time. Their second child is reportedly due in mid-January. Big sister Stormi is now 3.

SPOILER ALERT!!! Season Six of “The Masked Singer” has come to an end. At the big finale last night, with The Bull going head-to-head with The Queen of Hearts. Ultimately, the Queen won. She revealed herself to be Jewel, who had so much fun performing the songs she chose that she released them on an EP last night. The Bull was unmasked as Todrick Hall. He told “ET” that he chose that costume because he thinks “people expect a bull to have a very hard exterior.” He said, “I am guilty of looking online and seeing the things that people say about me, and I think a lot of criticism comes from the perception that I am overly confident… but really, I am not that person. I pretend to have confidence. I was bullied in school every single day. I was a cheerleader in school and got called every horrible word… so I had to learn to at least project that I am confident so people wouldn’t try to tear me down. I think that, with bulls, people forget they have feelings.” Todrick loved his costume so much that throughout the entire season, he kept begging producers to let him have it. And they finally gave in! Todrick is the first contestant ever from “The Masked Singer” who got to keep his costume. It turns out Todrick is a huge costume collector. He said he has both Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel’s costumes from “Wicked” as well as every costume he’s ever worn on Broadway. He negotiates keeping them into his contract.

Colton Underwood came out as gay back in April and camera crews were there for all of it, following him and his gay coach who was helping him navigate these new, colorful waters. “Coming Out Colton” is now streaming on Netflix, and of course he discusses his time on “The Bachelor.” He said that during his fantasy suite date with Tayshia Adams, he slept in sweats because he didn’t want to give her the wrong impression. Tayshia said that’s a lie. On her podcast, Tayshia said it was so hot that night in Portugal that Colton slept in his boxers and they kept the door wide open to try to get some air circulation going. She said, “I don’t know what you’re trying to cover, and I don’t know why you’re dragging me down for something that’s not even true, like it’s absolutely not true. I have no reason – like why the hell would I lie?” Basically, Tayshia thinks it’s rude that Colton tried to make her seem like a “pity case” and that he felt so bad for her. She said, “It honestly makes me so sad, because it’s just like at the end of the day, like we did have really good conversations, and I thought that we ended on a good page.”

Ben Affleck held hands with Jennifer Lopez as he walked into Jimmy Kimmel’s studio last night, not only to promote his new movie, but to defend himself for what was said during his interview with Howard Stern. Ben said his comments about feeling trapped in the marriage to Jennifer Garner and that he’d still be drinking if they were married were taken out of context and used as clickbait for tabloids. He said, “They had literally taken the conversation that I had had for two hours and made it seem as if I was saying the exact opposite of what I had said.” Ben continued, “I had gone on and said how much we respect each other and cared about each other and cared about our kids and put them first and went through our stuff. And they said that I blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism and that I was trapped and just made me out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid awful guy.” Ben said he does not blame Jennifer for his alcoholism and this whole thing has hurt his feelings.

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