How Falling in Love With Ryan Gosling Changed Eva Mendes' Mind About Motherhood. Eva Mendes is opening up about her marriage to Ryan Gosling and how motherhood changed her life in a new interview with Women's Health magazine. The 45-year-old actress is the cover star of the May issue, where she dishes on what it's like to be a mother of two. "We're just starting to get out of survival mode," Eva says. It's been almost five years since the actress and her hubby welcomed their first child together, Esmeralda, before quickly welcoming their second daughter, Amanda, a year and a half later. Since then, their life has turned into a frenzy of diapers, play dates and such, but the Hitch star says she is "more than happy" to be a mom. Although, she admits it isn't easy to raise two toddlers, adding, "My heart goes out to women who do this alone." She explains that she and Ryan have an "amazing support group" that comprises her mom, his mom, and both their sisters, who help raise their two kids. In retrospect, Eva claims she never thought she would be a mother, that is, until she met and fell in love with Ryan. "It was the furthest thing from my mind," she admits. "Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have...not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him." The Ghost Rider actress also talks about shifting her focus from Hollywood to her family and parenting. "I felt a lack of ambition if I can be honest," the mom says about her work. "I feel more ambitious in the home right now than I do in the workplace." She says motherhood is a constant learning experience and her kids are always challenging her in so many ways. "I have to rise up, and hopefully, most of the time I do, but sometimes it's definitely maddening." Eva sees raising kids as a high-profile celebrity couple as a challenge but shares that she plans to instill appreciation in her kids by shielding her kids from her work and just being "Mom." "It's definitely a concern," she shares. "Not only are we in the industry, but the whole fame component is super scary when you try to raise your kids." Eva confesses that she doesn't even let her kids see how much "attention" she puts into how she dresses and gets ready for work. "The way I keep it normal is by not letting them see me in these situations. I'm just Mom." (Eonline)

Cheryl Cole Gets Candid About Co-Parenting With "Great Dad" Liam Payne. Cheryl Cole is opening up about her relationship with Liam Payne following their split last year. The "Love Made Me Do It" singer and the One Direction star, who share son Bear, called it quits in July 2018. "Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways," Liam wrote on Twitter at the time. "It's been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together." In a tearful new interview with The Telegraph, Cheryl speaks candidly about co-parenting with Liam and how becoming a mother has changed her. "Everything changed for me from the moment Bear was born," the Girls Aloud star tells the outlet. "My old brain came out of my head, and all my worries, anxieties and feelings of emptiness went, and a new brain replaced it. I knew the word 'fulfilled' but I'd never known what that felt like." "Money, fame, success should have made me feel that but they never did, which is probably why I looked for it in my relationships with men, but that never worked either," Cheryl continues. "I was always angry at myself. And then even though I'd had a really tough pregnancy because I had gestational diabetes, I felt more peaceful. The moment I held him in my arms I had that feeling: fulfillment. It's stayed with me. And I've changed so much. I really have." So how is Liam as a dad? "I'm the strict one; Liam isn't. I'll be the one saying, 'just one square of chocolate,' but Bear is so good," Cheryl says. "If I get cross with him he puts his little hands on my face and looks into my eyes to see if I'm deadly serious or a tiny bit cross, and it melts my heart." "Liam is a great dad. He's much softer than me," Cheryl tells the outlet before referencing their split. "But it is what it is, and I'm OK about it. When you have a baby, you are not consumed with just thinking about yourself. It's your responsibility to keep things settled and happy, so you make the best of everything. And we have." When asked if she's still looking for love, Cheryl shares, "Not right now it's so not something I'm even thinking about. I wouldn't rule it out maybe at some point in the distant future. But it's not a priority. I've found the love of my life and he's absolutely enough for me." Cheryl also reveals that she wants more children, noting, "You don't necessarily need to be in a relationship. I've got a friend who has had two children using donors. Not everything has to be conventional. You can spend ages looking for the right man, waiting for the perfect time to get pregnant, then the right man might turn out to be the wrong man. There are definitely other routes I would consider." (Eonline)

Why Kendall Jenner Felt Like She "Didn't Fit It" With Kardashian Sisters. Kendall Jenner might be a supermodel, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have insecurities of her own. The 23-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is getting candid about body image, sharing what it was like growing up alongside sisters Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. In a new interview with The Telegraph, published Tuesday, the 5'10" star admits that she would often compare herself to her "sexy" sisters. "My sisters are a lot curvier than me," Kendall says. "They have boobs and I don't have boobs. Growing up being this little twiggy girl, I saw my sisters and always thought, 'Oh no am I supposed to be more-sexy like them?'" The E! star adds that she almost felt like she "didn't fit in" for a part of her life. But, while Kendall admits she's "not necessarily a lot like" her sisters, she's learned to embrace that. "I like that I have a different vibe to everyone," she tells the outlet. "I like to do different things. And that's OK." Besides her sisters, Kendall tells The Telegraph there's another famous icon that she looks up to: Audrey Hepburn. "I've always looked up to her and loved her and thought she was incredible," she says of the late star. "I love learning from other women and feeding off each other and supporting each other." When asked about her most treasured possession, Kendall tells the outlet, "Female relationships. To have women around me now whether it's friends or family it's super important for me." (Eonline)

Tiger Woods 'Thinks About His Sex Scandal Every Day,' Says Source. The golfer hasn't forgotten his darkest days in 2009 when his professional and personal life began to deteriorate. Nearly 10 years ago, Tiger Woods' public persona -- and golf career -- fell apart in a spectacular scandal that forever changed how the world would see the athlete. "He still thinks about his sex scandal every day," a source close to the golfer tells PEOPLE now, following his Sunday comeback win at the 2019 Masters Tournament. "It's always there, in the back of his mind. He doesn't like to talk about it -- or even anything that was happening at that time of his life. It's painful to him. But he persevered and made himself into a better man." Things were dark for Woods in 2009. On the day after Thanksgiving, he crashed his Cadillac Escalade outside of his Florida mansion. His then-wife, Elin Nordegren, used two golf clubs to shatter the rear windows of the vehicle. She told police that she had broken the windows to help rescue an incoherent Woods from the vehicle, but there was widespread speculation that she had broken the windows after an argument. The seemingly minor traffic accident ignited a firestorm of controversy. Dozens of women soon came forward, alleging that they had sexual relationships with the married golfer. Within months, Woods had lost most of his sponsors, and his golf game began to suffer -- both due to his physical ailments and a loss of focus on the course. Before the scandal, he was the no. 1 ranked golfer in the world. He plummeted in the rankings, reaching an all-time low of #1,199 by December of 2017. "He lost everything," the source tells PEOPLE. "And it was really rough for a really long time. He really found out who his friends were. He's been left with a lot of scars." But things have improved dramatically for Woods. Multiple surgeries have relieved the pain in his back and legs. He began to exhibit his old confidence on the golf course. And on Sunday, his comeback was complete. Woods, 43, won the Masters Tournament again -- his first major title in 11 years. His son Charlie Axel, 10, and daughter Sam Alexis, 11, there to witness his triumph. "It means the world to me. Their love and their support, I just can't say enough how much that meant to me throughout my struggles when I really just had a hard time moving around," he told reporters of his kids at his winner's press conference. "Just their infectiousness of happiness; you know, I was going through a tough time physically. There was a lot of times when I really couldn't move and so that in itself is difficult." Woods and Nordegren amicably share custody of the kids. "They really work together well now," says the Woods insider. "They are both mature adults who have figured out what works best for them and for the kids. There is no real friction, and everyone gets along well. They went through a very dark time as a family, and although the family looks different, it is happy and functional and thriving." "I was very fortunate to be given another chance to do something that I love," he said. "But more importantly, I've been able to participate in my kids' lives in a way that I couldn't for a number of years," he said. This close to Woods say that he's now focused and energized, with a strong sense of priorities. "He's a completely different person than he was in 2009," says the insider. "He was an overgrown boy back then. Now he's a man." (People)

Anne Hathaway is setting the record straight about her no-alcohol rule. In a new cover interview for Modern Luxury, the 36-year-old actress and mother of one opened up about comments she made on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January, where she said she was going to refrain from drinking while her son Jonathan Rosebanks, 3, "is living in my house." The decision, she says now, is a logistical one completely based on how she feels after she drinks, Hathaway told the magazine, as opposed to a "moralistic" choice -- and certainly not one she's projecting onto anyone else. "I didn't put [a drink] down because my drinking was a problem; I put it down because the way I drink leads me to have hangovers and those were the problem," said The Hustle star. "My last hangover lasted for five days. When I'm at a stage in my life where there is enough space for me to have a hangover, I'll start drinking again, but that won't be until my kid is out of the house." "But, I just want to make this clear: Most people don't have to do such an extreme thing," Hathaway clarified. "I don't think drinking is bad. It's just the way I do it -- which I personally think is really fun and awesome -- is just not the kind of fun and awesome that goes with having a child for me. But this isn't a moralistic stance." In her January interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Hathaway admitted she doesn't "totally love the way" she drinks, explaining that Jonathan was "getting to an age where he really does need me all the time, in the mornings." "I did one school run one day where I dropped him off at school -- I wasn't driving, but I was hungover," the Oscar winner recalled. "That was enough for me. I didn't love that [experience]." "Another reason I don't want kids," joked DeGeneres, 61. "I'm not quittin' drinking!" Hathaway spoke to PEOPLE in January about the challenges of balancing work and motherhood, especially "when you play characters that are isolated." "I just did one this summer. My God, she was such an island, and it's a little harder because I'd be holding [Jonathan], but I felt like I wasn't really giving it to him," she said. And although it can be easy as a mother to criticize yourself regarding your availability for your children, Hathaway explained, "I try to be nice to myself." "I'm not big on mommy guilt. I just don't really do it unless I really, really, really, really, really need to," she added. The Hustle opens nationwide May 10. (People)

Zedd and Olivia Culpo are THIS close to setting off the "New Couple Alert" ... 'cause they sure looked like a couple of crazy kids very much into each other after getting all cozy at Coachella!!! We're told the famous Russian-German DJ and the former Miss Universe were cuddling in the artist area during Ariana Grande's set at Coachella. Check out the vid ... it appears Zedd had his arms around Olivia as Grande performed "God is a woman." Witnesses tell us they were together for the whole set. His arms were around her as they swayed together. She would lean her head back on his chest ... the universal code for "I'm into you." And, get this ... Zedd had a performance scheduled a few hours before Ariana's. When he went onstage ... guess who was backstage? Yup ... Olivia and her hot friends. But, here's what else is interesting ... this fling seems to come just days after Olivia was spotted with another star ... NHL's Aaron Varos. Olivia and the New York Rangers star were on a double date just last week at Soho Hollywood. They were hanging with her best friend Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe. So, ya gotta wonder ... was Olivia's date with Varos a one-off and is Zedd more her jam??? Whatever the case ... one thing that seems certain -- Danny Amendola's in her rear-view mirror. (TMZ)

Philipp Plein splits with girlfriend, is back with ex he once sued. The couple who sues together stays together. Over-the-top designer Philipp Plein -- who made headlines at New York Fashion Week in February after he was scammed out of $900,000 by a faux Kanye West booker -- has split from his girlfriend and taken up with the same ex he once sued for publicly calling his designs "a scam" and him "a con." We hear that Plein just broke up with his recent love interest -- the bombshell Instagram model Justyna Gradek -- and has already taken up with his once-acrimonious ex, Morgan Osman. Plein has posted several pictures with Osman -- once known as the Uber Bitch on Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" reality show -- this week. And Osman posted online, "On this day 2 years ago we met. It's been a wild ride but look at us now, closer than ever," as well as, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder .?.?. so does good D and drama." Plein and Osman dated for a year starting in July 2017, but things got ugly after the split. According to the Blast, last year he sued her for libel after she dissed him on social media in October, alleging his clothes "are made in Turkey then the tags are switched to Italian tags and they cost $20 to make and [he] sells them for $800 and everything breaks. Stones come off buttons pop off. He's a con. Enjoy." She also wrote: "So overpriced. And such a scam," as well as, "He's smart using people and making money that's how the work works but he's also dumb AF and has no taste or originality. He should hire someone to do everything and instead he wants to do it all and he SUCKS. He's not a designer period." Plein's shows are popular for attracting celebs such as Paris Hilton, Bella Thorne, Mickey Rourke and Lindsay Lohan. But while Plein and Osman seem to have made up, his reps did not comment on the status of his lawsuit against her or their relationship. During Fashion Week, Plein also got into a bizarre public spat with a fashion writer, claiming she dissed his line because she "didn't get paid with food." (PageSix)

Lori Loughlin 'Very Afraid That Her Daughters Will Have to Testify' If She Goes to Trial: Source. "Lori is very concerned about what a trial will do to her daughters," a legal source tells PEOPLE Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli's future is up in the air as they face time in prison for their alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal, but the Fuller House star is most afraid for the couple's daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, a legal source tells PEOPLE. "Lori is very concerned about what a trial will do to her daughters," says the legal source. "It will undermine every accomplishment they have in the future and it will be part of their story forever." On Monday, Both Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, pleaded not guilty to both charges they face: mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison for each charge. "It's not in their best interest for this to go to trial, and Lori knows it. Because if it goes to trial, the girls will have to take the stand, and be cross examined by a prosecution that wants nothing more than to put a notch on their belt," says the legal source. The source adds, "Lori is very afraid that her daughters will have to testify. That will traumatize them even more." On March 12, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced that it had charged 50 people, including Loughlin, in the cheating scandal. The actress, along with coaches, admissions counselors and parents were accused of such alleged crimes as falsifying SAT scores and lying about the athletic skills of their children. Loughlin allegedly wanted her daughters to get into the University of Southern California so badly that she and Giannulli paid approximately $500,000 in bribes to falsely designate their daughters as recruits to the USC crew team -- despite the fact that they did not participate in crew. For Loughlin, what matters most is the opinion of her daughters. "Yes, she can think about the public perception of her, but that's nothing compared to what her daughters think of her," says the legal source. Now, Loughlin and Giannulli are laying low as they "thoughtfully" consider their next steps. "She will continue to make a good faith effort to put this case behind her," says the legal source, "and she hopes the prosecutors will do the same." (People)

Nipsey Hussle was in the middle of some big plans to give back to his Crenshaw neighborhood with his own foundation ... and now that baton is being passed to his relatives. Sources close to Nip's family tell TMZ ... he was in the process of creating a foundation designed to improve the quality of life in his community -- primarily for young people -- and he started laying the groundwork long before his murder. Nipsey's vision for his foundation looked something like this: Working with schools to rebuild playgrounds, helping improve public parks in Crenshaw and moving forward with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs for students. Turns out, Nip had already started some of this work. L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson tells TMZ, the rapper donated shoes to kids at 59th Street Elementary, and also repaved the basketball courts there. We're told Nipsey had a total of 14 businesses, but his family is making the foundation their top priority. One of the first things they'll be addressing is naming the foundation. As you know, Nipsey loved giving back to his community ... he opened his Marathon Clothing store at the intersection of Slauson and Crenshaw, seeing an opportunity to invest in his hood and give people jobs. Plus, he was heavily involved in Destination Crenshaw -- a beautification project to turn a 1.3 mile stretch of Crenshaw Blvd. into an open-air art museum. We're told his family intends to keep contributing to that project. As we reported ... Nipsey also had a meeting scheduled -- sadly, the day after his murder -- with L.A. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff to help prevent gang violence. Now, his family will further cement his legacy through the work of his foundation. (TMZ)

"Full House" creator Jeff Franklin says he was double-crossed by one of his co-workers ... leading to Jeff getting fired from the show ... according to a lawsuit. Franklin says he hired Bryan Behar to be a writer and co-executive producer on "Fuller House" ... but he allegedly spread lies about him to create a "false narrative" that Franklin was a sexist pig around women with whom they both worked. In the suit, Franklin accuses Behar of taking advantage of the "Me Too" movement and telling Warner Bros. execs that Franklin told female writers to "dress provocatively," commented on their looks and discussed his sex life with them. One of the most damaging falsehoods -- according to docs obtained by TMZ -- involved a pool party for show writers at Franklin's home. Behar allegedly told execs Franklin demanded female writers all wear bikinis at the event. Franklin insists he merely made suits available for anyone who forgot to bring one. As for Behar's motive? In the suit, Franklin says Behar was out for his job, and "began plotting a scheme ... by secretly keeping a self-described "little black book'" filled with events he could twist or distort to make Franklin look bad. Franklin was fired earlier this year, and he points out in the suit ... Behar got promoted to executive producer and showrunner for "Fuller House." Franklin gloats in his lawsuit, highlighting the fact the show's going off the air after its upcoming 5th season. Franklin is suing Behar for interfering with his ability to negotiate a new contract with WB. (TMZ)

Soulja Boy's home was burglarized a few days after he was thrown in jail for a probation violation ... and the suspects allegedly used his stolen iPhone to brag about the crime on social media. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a caretaker for Soulja Boy's Agoura Hills home called police Monday night to report a burglary. We're told thieves made off with tons of jewelry, cash, a phone and other personal items. Sources close to Soulja Boy tell us the stolen jewelry is worth over $500,000 -- a mix of chains, earrings and luxury watches ... and the burglars cleaned out the safe in his room, stealing another $100,000 in cash. We're told the thieves broke into Soulja's home shortly after we first reported the rapper was back in custody after violating his probation. And, get this ... cops say a group of 5 men went on Soulja's IG Live bragging about the theft, and police believe these are their burglary suspects -- and they gained access to SB's Instagram through his stolen phone. We're told the men from the video have also been reaching out to Soulja's celebrity friends ... telling them they're his new artists, claiming Soulja wants their music video posted on the celebs' IG accounts and hounding them for features. And, because Soulja's behind bars, we're told he hasn't heard a single thing about the burglary. (TMZ)

Chris Hardwick is being accused of bowing out of a deal to produce a weekly podcast and failing to pay back the rest of his $1 million cash advance ... this according to a new lawsuit. In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, podcast company Cadence13 claims Chris signed a two-year deal in early 2018 to create four podcasts per month ... but the company claims Chris stopped making new episodes in June of last year after an actress accused him of emotional and sexual abuse. As we've reported ... Chris' ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, accused him of sexual and emotional abuse during their relationship. Hardwick denied the accusations. In the suit, Chris' podcast partner claims it paid the comedian $1 million in advances but claims he's yet to pay the full amount back after stopping his weekly "ID10T" podcast. According to the docs, Cadence13 says it recouped about $394K in ad revenue -- but they're still going after for him the remaining $606K. UPDATE: Hardwick's attorney just fired back at Cadence13, telling us, "Cadence13 is the only party in breach - the company owes Chris $3 million - and filing this lawsuit is their last ditch, desperate attempt to try and avoid fulfilling their obligations to pay him." Chris' lawyer continues, "The truth is that Chris has delivered over 30 podcast episodes since October 2018 and hasn't been paid a dime, while Cadence13 has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad revenue during that period." In an interesting twist ... Hardwick's attorney says, "There is extraordinary irony in the fact that the law firm representing C13 in this action is the same one which conducted a comprehensive investigation and exonerated Chris of the baseless allegations (of emotional and sexual abuse) referenced in the filing." "Chris and his team will take all appropriate steps to recover the millions of dollars which C13 contractually owes him." (TMZ)


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