■ Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly says in her new memoir that former Fox CEO Roger Ailes suggested he might advance her career “in exchange for sexual favors.” In Settle for More, Kelly, 45, claims that Ailes began sexually harassing her after Fox hired her in 2005. He repeatedly summoned her to his office and shut the door, she writes, “and over the next hour or two, he would engage in a kind of cat-and-mouse game with me—veering between obviously inappropriate, sexually charged comments (e.g., about the ‘very sexy bras’ I must have and how he’d like to see me in them) and legitimate professional advice.” Kelly says Ailes, 76, “crossed a new line” in January 2006 by grabbing her and repeatedly attempting to kiss her. After she pushed him away, Kelly alleges, he ominously asked her, “When is your contract up?” Ailes, who resigned in September in the wake of a sexual harassment suit by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson, denies the allegations.
■ Angelina Jolie is ready to fight estranged husband Brad Pitt for custody of their six children, TMZ.com reports. Pitt, 52, last week petitioned for joint custody, but Jolie, 41, is adamant that he be granted only monitored visitation “until he gets his s--- together”— referring to his alleged substance abuse and anger issues. The actress filed for divorce in September after an incident aboard a plane in which she said Pitt was physically and verbally abusive to the kids, a claim still under investigation by social services officials. Jolie, meanwhile, has put her career on hold to focus on the children, a source tells People.com. “And no, this isn’t with a big staff of nannies and helpers.”
■ President Obama is unfazed that daughters Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, are dating. “I’m pretty relaxed about it for two reasons,” Obama, 55, said last week in a radio interview. “One is [my wife] Michelle—she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look.” Reason No. 2? “They have Secret Service. These poor young men come by the house...” A radio DJ then interjected, “They have no idea.” The president responded, “Oh, they have an idea. I describe [it] for them.”