▪ Tom Brady’s personal training coach is causing a rift on the New England Patriots that could spell the end of one of the most successful player-coach combinations in NFL history, reports ESPN. Alex Guerrero, creator of the holistic “TB12 Method,” has reportedly been creating serious tensions on the team—with head coach Bill Belichick increasingly worried about the “cult-like” sway the training “guru” exercises over Brady and other players. Guerrero preaches the benefits of a high-vegetable diet as well as peak “pliability,” or flexibility through band stretching—a method he claims has kept the 40-something quarterback injury free. Belichick is highly skeptical of Guerrero’s ideas—particularly since Brady has incurred a number of injuries this season—and has banned Guerrero from the sideline after concluding that he was undermining the team’s official trainers and coaches. Brady, Belichick, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a joint statement in which they called the report of friction “highly exaggerated.”
▪ White House senior adviser Stephen Miller had to be escorted from the set of CNN’s State of the Union following a heated interview with host Jake Tapper. In a segment about Michael Wolff’s explosive book Fire and Fury, a combative Miller proclaimed the president a “political genius,” and accused CNN of bias against Trump. Tapper ended the interview early, telling Miller there was only “one viewer you care about right now”—Trump. The two then carried on sparring off camera—with Tapper reportedly telling an agitated Miller, “This is the reason they don’t put you out on TV, OK?” After Miller “was politely asked to leave the set multiple times,” CNN said, security was called.
▪ Gwyneth Paltrow is about to do some conscious coupling again, confirming her engagement to Glee creator Brad Falchuk. The two met on the set of Falchuk’s TV show in 2014, shortly after the actress announced she and her then-husband, Coldplay star Chris Martin, were getting divorced—or “consciously uncoupling,” as Paltrow memorably put it. Falchuk, 46, and Paltrow, 45, have been dating ever since and “feel incredibly lucky,” they said in a joint statement. ■