The daily gossip: Photos reveal alleged Angelina Jolie bruises after Brad Pitt fight, HBO Max goes too far with Sesame Street purge, and more
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Photos reveal alleged Angelina Jolie bruises after Brad Pitt fight
More disturbing details are emerging from the fight that prompted Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce — now with photo evidence. Page Six has published new pictures showing bruises Jolie allegedly sustained on her hand and elbow during a September 2016 fight with her ex-husband on a private plane. The actress reportedly submitted the photos as part of an FBI inquiry. An earlier report from Puck said Jolie told the FBI that Pitt "physically and verbally assaulted" her and their children on the plane, allegedly grabbing her by the head and shoulders, pushing her into a bathroom wall while the children were outside crying, and pouring beer on her. Jolie also alleged she sustained injuries during an altercation and that Pitt caused $25,000 in damages to the plane. Pitt was never charged, and a source close to him claimed to People this week that Jolie is trying to "revive an issue that was painful for everybody and was resolved six years ago."
HBO Max goes too far with 'Sesame Street' purge
It's not a sunny day for Sesame Street fans. HBO Max subscribers have been expressing growing concern lately over tons of movies and shows being removed. But the streaming service has officially gone too far by suddenly pulling hundreds of episodes of Sesame Street without warning. HBO Max previously housed about 650 episodes of the educational show, but that total has dropped to about 450. Great, and just when we were in the middle of our binge-watch. The sudden departure comes as Warner Bros. Discovery has been seeking to cut costs in some pretty dramatic ways, and Variety noted that removing titles is a way to "save money on residuals" — not to mention, make more room for the 90 Day Fiancé Universe. Other content removed this week included Infinity Train, Generation, and another Sesame Street property: The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, raising the question of whether Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has some kind of disturbing anti-puppet agenda.
The 'Ocean's Eleven' prequel will reportedly be a 'Barbie' reunion
Come on Barbie, let's go … rob a casino? Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie will follow up their roles in the most important film of the 21st century, Barbie, by working together again on an Ocean's Eleven prequel, according to a report from Puck. Gosling would be joining the project that Robbie was already known to be starring in. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Bombshell's Jay Roach and "set in Europe in the 1960s," and it will apparently have a "much bigger budget" than prior Ocean's movies, per Puck. Gosling, as we all know, is starring as the Ken to Robbie's Barbie in Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie, which at this point we feel we've already pretty much seen after obsessively pouring through all those paparazzi photos from the set. Gosling had better plan on keeping the bleach blond look and neon clothes for Ocean's, or what's even the point?
Alec Baldwin keeps getting fired after the 'Rust' shooting
The investigation into the Rust shooting is still ongoing, but Alec Baldwin simply can't stop giving interviews about it. This time, the actor spoke with CNN, saying the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film set "has taken years off" his life and that he would have quit Hollywood if it wasn't for his wife's support. But Hollywood might be quitting him, as Baldwin revealed he's lost five jobs since the incident. "I got fired from another job yesterday," Baldwin said. "There I was all set to go to a movie, jump on a plane … I've been talking with these guys for months and they told me yesterday we don't want to do the film with you because of this." Definitely keep giving new weekly interviews about it, though! Baldwin also told CNN that after former President Donald Trump baselessly suggested he may have shot Hutchins intentionally, he was nervous that Trump supporters might "come and kill me."
Ben Affleck's mom reportedly rushed to the hospital ahead of wedding bash
Benniferpalooza isn't off to a great start. After tying the knot in a low-key fashion in Vegas and honeymooning in Paris, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are holding a three-day wedding bash for family and friends this weekend at Affleck's Georgia estate — the same place they were supposed to get married in the early 2000s. Photos on Friday showed crews putting up "huge marquee on the grounds" in preparation for what looked like "a full-blown wedding," TMZ reported. But then the Daily Mail spotted an ambulance speeding away from the property hours before the rehearsal dinner was set to begin. A source told the outlet Affleck's mother "fell off a dock and cut her leg," and she was rushed to the hospital to get stiches after he found her. Thankfully, the source added the incident was "not serious" — but for real, can whatever force out there in the universe that keeps trying to prevent a lavish Bennifer wedding just cut it out?