The daily gossip: Jennifer Lopez dishes on Ben Affleck wedding, Steven Spielberg directed a music video on his phone in a high school gym, and more
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Jennifer Lopez dishes on Ben Affleck wedding
Second time's the charm! Almost 20 years after calling off their wedding in 2004, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez finally tied the knot over the weekend. The Marry Me star, who legally changed her name to Jennifer Affleck, confirmed in her newsletter that they were married at a Las Vegas drive-through chapel, which "graciously stayed open late a few minutes" for them at 12:30 in the morning. "They even had Bluetooth for a (short) march down the aisle," Lopez said, and they then took pictures in a pink Cadillac. The "Jenny from the Block" singer, who rekindled her romance with Affleck in 2021, called it the "best possible wedding we could have imagined," adding, "It turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient." Affleck apparently wore a jacket from his closet, while Lopez wore a "dress from an old movie." Oh no, wait ... it wasn't a Marilyn Monroe movie, was it?
Steven Spielberg directed a music video on his phone in a high school gym
Meet an up-and-coming music video director whose career is worth keeping an eye on: ... Steven Spielberg. The legendary filmmaker has randomly decided to direct the first music video of his career at 75 years old, shooting one for Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons. According to Mumford, it was filmed entirely in one shot on Spielberg's phone in a high school gym in New York. The singer shared a photo on Instagram showing the director just holding up his phone to film him playing the guitar like a proud dad at his kid's recital. Because that sequence of words wasn't nearly random enough, Spielberg's wife Kate Capshaw is credited as producer, art director, and dolly grip, and she's pictured holding the chair that he's seated in. "I cannot hope to express all of my gratitude," Mumford said. If this works out, could the video help this "Steven" fellow transition into a feature film career? Good luck out there, kid!
'Glee' star Blake Jenner arrested for DUI
Some Glee alums are definitely having a better month than others. Blake Jenner, who played Ryder Lynn on the Fox show, was recently arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, TMZ reported. The 29-year-old actor was reportedly pulled over at about 11:30 p.m. after blowing a red light, only for police to give him a sobriety test after he appeared intoxicated. The Burbank Police Department ultimately arrested him for misdemeanor DUI, and he'll need to appear before a judge after being released. Jenner, who was cast on Glee after winning the reality show The Glee Project, was previously accused of abusing his ex-wife, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist, who in 2019 revealed she suffered permanent eye damage due to intimate partner violence. He later alleged there was "mental, emotional and physical abuse inflicted from both ends" during the relationship.
Sylvester Stallone declares war on 'Rocky' producer over franchise rights
Forget Ivan Drago: Sylvester Stallone knows which villain he wants to keep punching. In a new series of Instagram posts, the actor brutally went after Irwin Winkler, the 91-year-old longtime producer of the Rocky films. Stallone has previously expressed his frustration that he doesn't own the rights to the franchise despite writing all the original movies, and he's now taken to social media to demand Winkler hand them over. "I really would like [to] have at least a little [of] WHAT's LEFT of my RIGHTS back," Stallone wrote, noting that he "wanted to leave something of Rocky for my children." He blasted Winkler as "remarkably untalented and parasitical," and Winkler's son, David, also took fire as part of this grudge match. Stallone plugged a book written by the "painfully untalented" David Winkler, recommending his followers buy it … to use as toilet paper. "It's very absorbent," Stallone declared.
Chris Evans is 'laser-focused on finding a partner'
Chris Evans is searching for his Peggy Carter. In an interview with Shondaland, the former Captain America star revealed he's currently looking for someone to settle down with. When asked if there's anything in his life he's laser-focused on like his character in The Gray Man, he revealed he's "laser-focused on finding a partner." Evans is believed to currently be single, having last been in a relationship with Jenny Slate from 2016 and 2018 after they met on the movie Gifted. He also previously dated Minka Kelly and Jessica Biel. But he told Shondaland that Hollywood is "full of pockets of doubt, hesitation, and recalibration," and "in terms of really trying to find something that you really pour all of yourself into, maybe it's about trying to find someone that you're looking to spend your life with." Umm … we volunteer as tribute!