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Morning Joe Co-Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Get Married in Secret Ceremony. E! News can confirm that Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are officially married! According to Vanity Fair, the television anchors tied the knot at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday with the nation's founding documents, including the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, right at their side. Scarborough and Brzezinski became the first couple to ever get married at the Archives. The ceremony was officiated by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings. Despite appearing on millions of television screens around the country every morning, the co-hosts kept their ceremony very private and intimate. There were five guests in attendance, plus both of their children. Scarborough has four kids, Brezezinski two. They kept it that way on purpose, too. "We wanted it to be really small and simple and not what you expected from Mika and Joe," she told Vanity Fair. "Everything we do is exposed, and everything felt exposed every step of the way, so we want this to be private until it's over." Vanity Fair explained that there weren't even formal invitations for the wedding. The identity of Scarborough and Brezezinski were kept under wraps for vendors, as was the location of the dinner after the ceremony. The reception dinner was a tad larger than the group of people at the wedding. Guests dined on Caesar salad, acorn squash soup, roast chicken, gnocchi and more. Their indulgent wedding cake was a 20-layer crepe cake. The Morning Joe co-hosts got engaged in March 2017 when Scarborough popped the question while the two of them vacationed in the south of France for Brezezinski's 50th birthday. Brezezinski described the proposal to Vanity Fair at the time. "When I saw him on one knee, I started laughing nervously, almost hysterically," she explained. "And then he asked, and I said, 'Absolutely.'" It's time to raise a glass cup of Joe to them. Congratulations to the newlyweds! (Eonline)

John Mayer Ramps Up His Flirty Comments to Halsey Again. The case of the flirty Instagram comment has struck again. On Sunday, Halsey posted a video on Instagram playing some chords on her guitar and looking pensively into the distance. However, the "Bad at Love" singer was having a bit of a rough time. "This Is Your Brain on Writer's Block: everything I write today sounds like my myspace song in 2008 or a poorly disguised Beatles rip off," she captioned upload. "Someone send help." Well, have no fear because John Mayer's flirting is here. A screenshot by the Instagram profile CommentsByCelebs show that the "Free Fallin" singer wrote, "I can be over to break your heart in 20?" It looks like Halsey's comments section is his Wonderland. Halsey and Mayer traded flirty words with each other earlier in November, which led to some conjectures that they could be romantically linked. One day, Halsey posted a screenshot of her talking to Mayer on FaceTime and wrote, "7 am carpool karaoke with John Mayer." As innocent as that sounded, he then made a cameo in another set of Instagram comments. The 24-year-old artist later posted a photo that was her ad for YSL lipstick. "It's saying that my billing address doesn't match with the one of my credit card? I've never had this problem before. Can you text me? Thanks," he coyly wrote. She responded, "@johnmayer wrote u a song with the help hotline # in the chorus." After the romance rumors started fluttering about, Halsey quickly shut down any romance speculation with a very apt tweet. "I just had a ground breaking idea. What if...we let female artists...have friends...without assuming that they are sleeping together?" she tweeted. "I know I know. It's like, completely ambitious but like, imagine if we like, tried ?" In 2017, Halsey told Billboard that she and Mayer were just "platonic mates." In fact, he's like a comic muse to her. She explained, "If I think something is funny, I run it by him first, because he's a comedic genius. He'll tell me if it's funny, but he'll tell me if it's not. I started answering people on Twitter by their first names. Someone will be like, 'Halsey f--king sucks,' and I'll be like, 'Stacy, wow, calm down.' He loved that." On Tuesday night, Halsey was seen out with British musician Yungblud (whose real name is Dominic Harrison) in Los Angeles and looking rather infatuated. They may just be friends or they could be more. Either way, it's clear Halsey is focused on the "I" in "Him & I." (Eonline)

Cher gets 'too emotional' at Broadway show about her life. Cher "became too emotional" and walked out of a performance of the new Broadway musical about her life, multiple sources tell Page Six. The diva took in a recent preview of "The Cher Show" at the Neil Simon Theatre, but fled her seat prior to the intermission, sending the producers into a panic. Sources close to Cher say she was already upset that night, as wildfires laid waste to her hometown of Malibu, Calif., and threatened to engulf her mansion. A show insider told us, "Cher hadn't seen the show in a while because she'd been touring. She came to a Broadway preview earlier this month and left her seat before the intermission. She was surprised by some of the changes they had made without her approval." A second source confirmed the icon was "very emotional about the show -- it is about her life -- so she let them know what wasn't real, and what changes she wanted. But she didn't leave, she wanted to be on her own and watch the second act from the wings. Her home was about to burn down, and there she was witnessing the most difficult moments of her life being played out." Her Malibu home was eventually spared, but Cher wrote on Twitter "My heart is broken for people who have lost everything." Three actresses play the superstar in "The Cher Show" which officially opens Dec. 3, and covers six decades of her career, her struggles and her lovers. After the Chicago previews in June, Cher said, "Some parts of it are really fabulous ... [but] it needs work ... I am actually pushing them to be more truthful about me ... it would be silly for them to come up with a Mother Teresa." The first source continued of Cher's chagrin, "She has calmed down and is giving notes to [director] Jason Moore. Cher is a perfectionist. She is insisting on changes to the dialogue, music, costumes, even the makeup. She went back the other night and stayed for the full show." A Cher rep added, "This is very emotional for Cher, but she is happy with the production. She is working with the [team] to fine tune it. This is what Cher does -- she knows how to put on a show." (PageSix)

Why Shawn Mendes Feels the Need to "Prove" He's Not Gay. Shawn Mendes said it in 2016 and he'll say it again: "I'm not gay." In Rolling Stone's December issue, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter reaffirms his sexual orientation and explains how his fling with Hailey Baldwin this year only exacerbated rumors. Acknowledging that he was more than friends with the 22-year-old supermodel, the "In My Blood" singer says, "I don't even wanna put a title on it. I think it was more of a zone of limbo." Just a month after they attended the 2018 Met Gala together (as guests of Tommy Hilfiger), Baldwin was engaged to Justin Bieber, whom she'd dated before, and unfollowed Mendes on Instagram. Mendes doesn't see himself as a victim, though. "I get it, you know. I texted Hailey, 'Congratulations,' and I really am happy for them. She's still one of the f--king coolest people ever -- she's not just a beautiful person visually, but she's one of the most beautiful hearts I've ever met," he admits. "I think I'm an idiot to not, you know...But you can't control your heart." Mendes admits the attention on his personal life has been a major stressor. "I'd like to say I don't care about it, but that's not true," he admits. The biggest concern, Mendes explains, is "this massive, massive thing for the last five years about me being gay." In the age of social media, perception is reality -- and Mendes knows how to play the game. "In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone -- like a girl -- in public, to prove to people that I'm not gay. Even though in my heart I know that it's not a bad thing," the "Nervous" singer adds. "There's still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me." Two Christmases ago, Mendes was reading YouTube comments about his sexuality when he decided to film Snapchat videos and address the speculation. "I thought, 'You f--king guys are so lucky I'm not actually gay and terrified of coming out.' That's something that kills people," he recalls. "That's how sensitive it is. Do you like the songs? Do you like me? Who cares if I'm gay?" Even after he posted the Snapchat videos, Mendes was on high alert. Earlier this year, for example, Taylor Swift asked Mendes for his permission to post a video of her applying glittery eye makeup to his face during some downtime on her tour. Mendes told her it was fine, but later that night, he woke up in a cold sweat. "I felt sick," he says. "I was like, 'F--k, why did I let her post that?' I just fed the fire that I'm terrified of." Ultimately, he doesn't regret showing that side of himself, as he grew up with 15 female cousins who braided his hair and painted his nails. "Maybe I am a little more feminine -- but that's the way it is," he reasons. "That's why I am me." Now, Mendes doesn't shy away from LGBTQ-centric content. When he released the single "In My Blood," for example, he was in a movie theater watching Love, Simon -- a romantic drama about a closeted teen who's outed by a classmate. Mendes left the theater early after having a panic attack. Then, he opened Twitter and saw messages from people who related to his song. Mendes stayed up until 3 a.m. reading the comments. "I broke down in my hotel room. I started crying, and I was just like, 'This is why you talk about s--t that actually is real,'" he tells Rolling Stone. "I was like, 'God, don't ever f--king question the feeling of writing the truth again.'" (Eonline)

Jaden Smith Reaffirms Tyler, The Creator Is His Boyfriend. Jaden Smith is doubling down on his own news. Earlier this month, the 20-year-old rapper took the stage at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, where he professed his love to the carnival's famous founder, Tyler, the Creator. "I just want to say Tyler, the Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so f--king much," Smith screamed into the mic, as captured in a viral clip. "And I want to tell you guys something. I want to tell you. Tyler doesn't want to say, but Tyler's my mother f--king boyfriend, and he's been my mother f--king boyfriend my whole f--king life. Tyler, the Creator is my f--king boyfriend. It's true." The camera then panned to the 27-year-old fellow rapper, who wagged his finger in the air as if to say no and shook his head before laughing. The Syre star also tweeted at Tyler, writing in a since-deleted tweet, "Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can't Deny It Now." "Hahaha," he tweeted back. "You a crazy n---a man." Tyler, the Creator's reactions led some to believe the statement was a joke, but during an Apple Music Beats 1 Radio show released on Friday, Smith was promoting his The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story mixtape when he brought Tyler briefly up again. "I recently said that Tyler, the Creator is my boyfriend and that's true, so just so you know," Smith reaffirmed. Tyler, the Creator has yet to respond. (Eonline)

Lena Dunham Hasn't Spoken to Lorde Since Those Jack Antonoff Romance Rumors. Breakups are never easy, especially when an ex is rumored to have moved on with a close friend. In an interview with The Cut published Sunday, Lena Dunham opened up about her split from Jack Antonoff and whether he dated Lorde after their breakup. As fans will recall, Dunham and Antonoff ended their five-year relationship in January. Just a few weeks later, rumors started spreading that the Bleachers singer and the "Royals" star were dating. While Antonoff reassured his Twitter followers he was "not seeing anyone" at the time, the two continued to raise eyebrows. According to The Cut, Lorde and Antonoff both discussed how he introduced her to American cereal and how they regularly FaceTimed during their guest appearances on late-night talk shows. In addition, Lorde was reportedly spotted sitting on his lap during her tour stop in Brooklyn, and a fan even made a viral PowerPoint presentation accusing Antonoff of cheating on Dunham. Fans also speculated on their relationship status after Antonoff, who had produced her latest album, sat next to Lorde at the 2018 Grammys. Looking back at this time, the Girls star said "I completely respect this girl" and said her friend "did a very good job" and was "very funny." Still, she admitted "it was so embarrassing." "It was awful because I felt like a weird -- " she said, pausing. "I don't think anything happened between them. I can never know someone else's life. I have never spoken to Ella [Lorde] about it. We haven't talked since Jack and I broke up. It was awful, and I couldn't do anything about it except trust that what he was saying to me was true." Lorde has also denied dating Antonoff in the past. Now, it looks like Antonoff and Dunham are both in new relationships. According to The Cut, Dunham has been "very casually seeing an artist she met through mutual friends." Meanwhile, the publication claims Antonoff has been romantically linked to model Carlotta Kohl. Reflecting on their romance, Dunham admitted she and Antonoff should have called it quits sooner but didn't due to her health. The actress had a hysterectomy a month before their split. "Our relationship probably lasted longer than it should have," she said. "He's a very loyal person, so he was not going to bail when the going got tough. He literally held my hand while I got an enema on New Year's Eve while his family celebrated. But when you're sick, so much energy goes into making sure the other person is well that you're not even noticing maybe our schedules aren't compatible. Maybe we want different things out of our lives. Maybe we have different attitudes about what family means. Maybe these essential questions that people have to ask themselves all the time are not being asked, because we just want to make sure that I don't pass out at the grocery store." To read more of Dunham's interview, check out The Cut. (Eonline)

Heather Locklear's mandatory psychiatric hold has been extended for further evaluation ... and the actress could be there for up to two weeks. Sources close to Locklear tell us she was placed on a psychiatric hold Wednesday that was originally only supposed to last for 3 days. We're told doctors realized Locklear needed additional treatment past the mandatory time frame and got an additional 2 weeks. Our sources say Locklear will likely get out sooner than the 2 weeks, and the plan is for her to enter a facility for more long-term treatment. There is, however, a bit of conflict -- we're told Heather wants to remain at home ... and not check into another facility -- and the ultimate decision will be hers to make. As we reported ... it was just over a week ago EMTs were called to Locklear's home after her attorney and therapist determined she needed help desperately. She was hospitalized and later released, but clearly, her condition is serious. (TMZ)

Chris Brown Comments on Rihanna's Sexy Instagram Pic and Fans Are Not Having It. It's been almost 10 years since Chris Brown was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna and many of her fans will neither forgive nor forget, as evidenced on Instagram. The 30-year-old singer and fashion and beauty mogul posted on her Instagram page on Saturday night a photo of herself posing topless on a bed in red Savage x Fenty bikini underwear with a black band that reads "Naughty" and black stockings, from her label's holiday collection. Brown, 29, liked the pic. He also left not one but two identical comments, each comprised of a single "flushed" emoji. Rihanna has not responded. Needless to say, many of her fans were far from thrilled by Brown's emojis. "Stay away from Rihanna," one user commented. "Just stay away." "Leave her alone u psycho," another person wrote. Rihanna's fans also expressed similar warnings to Brown on Twitter and on his own Instagram page. Brown rarely comments on Rihanna's Instagram pics. Last year, he posted another emoji in response to a pic she shared showing her wearing a sexy outfit at the 2017 Crop Over Festival in Barbados, and also received mixed reactions. In February 2009, Brown was arrested for assaulting Rihanna during a confrontation the morning before the Grammys. The following August, he was sentenced to five years of probation and was also ordered to complete 180 days of community labor and a one-year anti-domestic violence program. Brown and Rihanna reconciled a few years later and dated on and off for several months until 2013. His probation finally ended in 2015, after it was extended following other legal problems. (Eonline)

Not all superheroes wear capes ... sometimes they wear diamonds, expensive perfume and lip gloss. Like Paris Hilton, who helped a buddy avoid serious criminal charges or even worse. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Paris recently had a party at her L.A. pad when a dude wanted to bolt but had trouble finding his keys. He called the cops and, perhaps drunkenly, told them the housekeeper had taken them away from him. Turns out Paris was behind the decision. We're told cops drove up to Paris' house and she told them what was going down -- the guy's keys were taken away because he was way too boozy. In the end, cops believed Paris was being a gracious host and only looking out for the partygoer, who ended up getting home via Uber. You'll recall when Paris was busted for DUI back in 2006, she had said she would not have been able to live with herself if anyone was injured or, worse, killed while she drove drunk. Seems she applied that same thought process here ... making sure no one drove home drunk. Saving the world ... one day at a time. (TMZ)

Here's what Willis was talkin' 'bout ... Todd Bridges getting knocked the hell out -- on camera no less -- while trying to be a nice guy, backing up a friend in need. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star recently helped his wheelchair-bound neighbor evict a woman living at the guy's house in the San Fernando Valley. We're told Todd's neighbor had asked him for help in the past, and Todd obliged this time too. Well, things escalated quickly. Todd and the woman's boyfriend got into a verbal altercation, and next thing ya know ... Todd got sucker punched and laid out. It's pretty crazy ... in this surveillance footage, obtained by TMZ, you can see Todd was totally dazed from the hit. We're told the guy fled the scene, but no police report was filed. As for Todd ... he tells us in a statement ... "No one likes to be sucker punched, but I am glad that I was there to help my neighbor, who was faced with a potentially dangerous situation." Todd added, "Much rather it was me, and not my neighbor." Great guy, but we gotta believe Mr. D or Mrs. Garrett (RIP on both counts) would've reminded Willis ... no good deed goes unpunished! (TMZ)

Alicia Silverstone's divorce agreement calls for her to pay her ex-husband spousal support -- but she's included a clause that gets her out of it sooner than usual. Alicia and Chris Jarecki's divorce was finalized earlier this month, and according to docs ... she'll be forking out $12,000 each month to him in spousal support. They've also agreed to joint legal and physical custody of their 7-year-old son Bear Blu. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Alicia and Chris have agreed on a "cohabitation" clause. It means she will stop paying Chris if he shacks up with someone for 5 months within a 1-year period. Normally, spousal support has to pay until the other person gets married. Clearly, Alicia wanted to make sure Chris couldn't slow play a new relationship ... just to keep getting the $12k monthly. The exes were married for almost 13 years. For what it's worth, her rep says Alicia and Chris are "still close friends." (TMZ)

Alec Baldwin Arraigned on Alleged Assault and Harassment Charges After Arrest. UPDATE: Alec Baldwin was arraigned in a New York courtroom on Monday following his arrest earlier this month for an alleged altercation over a parking spot. According to NBC News, Baldwin was charged with attempted assault and harassment charges, which were deemed misdemeanor and violation-level charges, respectively. Per the AP (via USA Today), Baldwin had originally been arrested for assault and harassment; however, prosecutors downgraded the charges on Monday. Per NBC News, Baldwin's attorney said video evidence would prove the actor didn't do anything wrong during the arraignment. Deadline also reported the actor didn't enter a plea or say anything during his court appearance. According to NBC News, the hearing lasted less than a minute, and Baldwin was released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court in January.

Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York on Friday for alleged assault. The New York Police Department confirmed to E! News the actor was being held in custody for allegedly punching a man over a parking spot. He was held at the 6th precinct until Friday afternoon. According to the authorities, the alleged altercation happened at 1:30 p.m. EST at W 10th Street between University and Broadway. According to WNBC, the victim was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital after complaining of pain. Per the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, the It's Complicated star was charged with assault and harassment and was given a desk appearance ticket. His court date is scheduled for later this month. Following the arrest, Baldwin tweeted, "Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today's story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much. I realize that it has become a sport to tag people [with] as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment. Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the echoes, it doesn't make the statements true." Baldwin's fame has soared even more over recent years after he started impersonating president Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. The star even received an Emmy for his performance. According to NBC 4 New York, Trump told a group of White House reporters, "I wish him luck" after news of Baldwin's arrest broke. E! News has reached out to Baldwin's rep for comments. This isn't Baldwin's first run-in with the law. Per NBC 4 New York, the actor was also arrested in 2014 for disorderly conduct. (Eonline)

Tekashi69's got a date with the judge -- he got a trial date in court Monday morning after he entered a plea in his federal racketeering case. The rapper -- who has been behind bars since Nov. 18 -- was in court, where he entered a not guilty plea. The judge set his trial date for September 4. That's a long way off and, at least for now, it seems 6ix9ine will remain behind bars for much of that period ... if not all of it. The issue of bail was not addressed in court. As we reported, his attorney, Lance Lazzaro, plans to apply for bail directly to the trial judge. Tekashi was denied bail when Lazzaro offered to pay $750k, surrender his passport and remain on house arrest. TMZ broke the story ... Tekashi and 2 former associates, including his manager, Shotti, were arrested by federal agents on racketeering and other serious charges. According to his indictment, obtained by TMZ, Tekashi and his crew conspired to commit a slew of crimes, including drug deals, armed robberies and shootings. The feds believe Tekashi himself pulled an armed robbery on April 3 along with his ex-manager, Shottie, and 2 other members of the Nine Trey Bloods. The indictment also mentions the April 21 shooting incident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn ... and fingers Fuguan Lovick as the trigger man. In all, the indictment lists 17 counts dating back to 2013. As we first reported ... Tekashi was moved to a new detention center just in time for Thanksgiving ... and, so far, he's having a rough time of it there. (TMZ)

Internet superstar Hayes Grier is tired of begging his former handler to return his Cartier bracelet, so now he's seeking a ton of money ... according to a new lawsuit. Hayes claims he told his former legal guardian, Griffin Hadley, to buy the expensive wristwear using the then-16-year-old's credit card. Problem is ... Hayes said Griffin kept it for himself and refused to give it to Hayes. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Hayes says he was shopping in Barcelona with Griffin during a photo shoot for Taco Bell when he told Griffin to buy the Cartier bracelet. But, get this ... Hayes claims Griffin kept the bracelet after mailing it to Griffin's home in the States. According to the docs, Hayes says he's been hounding Griffin to give him the $45,000 bracelet, but Griffin's been blowing him off ... and now Hayes is going after Griffin for damages. (TMZ)

Manhattan DA won't be filing financial charges against Harvey Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein just dodged another bullet. The Manhattan district attorney won't be bringing a financial crimes case against the once-mighty film mogul, The Post has learned. Prosecutors didn't find any criminal conduct after a year-long investigation into whether Weinstein misappropriated money from his companies to silence accusers, law-enforcement sources said. Authorities served more than two dozen subpoenas demanding documents from the Weinstein Company, Miramax and two law firms that represented him and his company, the sources said. Weinstein, however, still faces predatory assault, rape and other charges related to two victims, production assistant Mimi Haleyi and an unidentified woman. "The fact that the District Attorney's Office has officially closed their investigation does not surprise me in the least," said Weinstein's defense lawyer Ben Brafman, referring to the financial crimes probe. "I have been explaining to them for almost a year that this inquiry was a mindless voyage as Mr. Weinstein never defrauded any company or person and always paid his own bills, or after the fact, by agreement, reimbursed the company for any personal expense." Over the last two decades, Weinstein has struck settlements with more than a dozen accusers, including Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who reportedly got a $1 million payout. In 2015, she told police that Weinstein allegedly groped her in his Tribeca office, but the Manhattan DA, in a widely criticized decision, declined to prosecute the case. The financial probe, described by one source as "wide-ranging and aggressive," failed to turn up evidence to support a fraud or larceny indictment. The hush-money settlements were carefully vetted by Weinstein's lawyers to ensure they were legal, a source said. Assistant DA Kevin Wilson led the investigation that was supervised by Christopher Conroy, chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau. A potential financial crimes indictment was seen as a backup to the sex assault case, a source said. "It was an insurance policy if the sex assault case collapsed," according to the source. Wilson is now working alongside Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, the lead prosecutor on the sex crimes case, which has also faced serious hurdles. In October, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice James Burke dismissed the felony count that related to actress Lucia Evans due to inconsistencies in her story and allegations that former lead Detective Nicholas DiGaudio coached a witness to withhold information. Brafman filed a motion this month to dismiss the remaining counts against Weinstein, which Judge Burke has yet to rule on. In court papers, prosecutors argued that their case is still strong. Wilson allegedly spearheaded an effort to locate accusers in Los Angeles last September, law enforcement sources said. These women, known as Molineux witnesses, would testify to uncharged crimes and could potentially bolster the DA's case. A judge will have to rule on whether their testimony is admissible. Manhattan federal prosecutors are conducting their own probe into whether Weinstein broke any financial laws. The feds have crimes that don't exist under state law, including wire fraud and federal stalking. The status of their investigation wasn't immediately clear. The Manhattan DA declined to comment. Brafman added, "Had they [prosecutors] listened to me early on, it would have saved the District Attorney a lot of time and money." (PageSix)

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