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George Lopez is expanding his restaurant empire ... and holy guacamole it looks like he wants to add his own twist to a Mexican delicacy. According to new docs obtained by TMZ ... the comedian applied for the trademark "George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen," which he wants to slap on new products including guacamole. He also wants to do the same on a new hot sauce and salsa. The docs don't lay out exactly how George wants to add his unique mark to those products ... but if his menu is any indication, it's gonna be lit. George's no stranger to the restaurant biz ... he opened his first joint in 2017 at the famed San Manuel Casino and opened his second branch earlier this year in Phoenix. Surprisingly enough, his Mexican cuisine menu doesn't offer any jabs at his least favorite Prez. BTW ... for the gabachos out there -- "Chingon" is a term of endearment in Mexico, meaning "f***ing badass." George often calls himself "El Mas Chingon." Okay, lesson over. (TMZ)
Married Broadway actress 'romantically involved' with 'Hadestown' co-star. "Hadestown" hunk Reeve Carney is dating his married co-star, Eva Noblezada, Page Six has exclusively learned. A spy spotted the two -- who play the lead roles in the white-hot Tony-winning musical -- canoodling at a starry Monday night party thrown by SAG-AFTRA for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising at actor Alan Cumming's hot spot Club Cumming. "Reeve was kissing her neck," said the source. "They're clearly romantically involved." Sources told us that Noblezada -- who married British actor Leo Roberts in November 2017 -- has separated from her husband. Roberts appears to have been living in New York in March, but we're told the couple split about six months ago. This past November, Noblezada celebrated her marriage on Twitter, captioning a picture with Roberts: "Not only is it our first [London] preview [of 'Hadestown,'] BUT it's also this guy & mines one-year mark for gettin hitched. Tis a special day because I'm in love with this show and very much in love with [Roberts]." On Instagram, she now has images of herself with Carney, including one image captioned, "You unicorn. very thankful for you. we just opened our second broadway show. & it's your birthday today. we don't have fun at all, do we?" Noblezada took her mom as her date to the Tonys earlier this month, where "Hadestown" won eight awards, including Best Musical. A rep for "Hadestown" told us: "Reeve and Eva are starring in one of the greatest love stories ever told on Broadway, but how [their characters] Orpheus and Eurydice spend their time offstage is not for us to say." Roberts didn't get back to us. Carney previously dated his co-star from TV's "Rocky Horror" remake, Victoria Justice. They began dating in 2016 and were last seen together in February. In 2011, Page Six reported he'd split with "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" co-star Jennifer Damiano and was dating "Twilight" star Ashley Greene. (PageSix)
Reese Witherspoon buys Malibu compound for $6.2M. Reese Witherspoon has purchased a Malibu, Calif., compound for $6.2 million, a source exclusively told Page Six. We're told the "Big Little Lies" star and executive producer has purchased a gated, 2-acre spot that includes a main house, a 1949 farmhouse and a guesthouse, with an outdoor living room, a fire pit and stables. The picturesque property was used as an event space for weddings, and there's space for horses and other small farm animals. The grounds also interestingly include a studio space for filming. Witherspoon runs her own production company, Hello Sunshine, which focuses on female-led projects. However, we're told the new property won't be used for work, and "it's not going to be her primary residence." Her reps had no comment. (PageSix)
Kylie Jenner Sets the Record Straight on What She and Alex Rodriguez Really Talked About at the Met Gala. Kylie Jenner is setting the record straight. It seems that the beauty mogul has caught wind of the pro baseball legend's latest interview with Sports Illustrated. Speaking to the magazine for its "Where Are They Now?" issue, the 43-year-old star shared some fun details about his experience at the 2019 Met Gala, including his private conversation with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star. Walking the famous red carpet with his fiance, Jennifer Lopez, the MLB analyst recalls the larger-than-life event and the A-list celebs he sat with that night. "We had a great table," he told the publication. From Kylie to Kendall Jenner to Donatella Versace to Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre, it was "great" indeed. "We had Kylie and Kendall. And we had an Asian gentleman from Rich Asians, the lead," Rodriguez revealed. "Kylie was talking about Instagram and her lipstick, and how rich she is." However, the brunette beauty said that wasn't the case. According to Kylie, her conversation with the 43-year-old star was all about a major pop culture topic: Game of Thrones. "Umm no i didn't," the 23-year-old reality TV star shot back on Twitter, after Rodriguez's tidbit about their chat made headlines. "We only spoke about Game of Thrones." Not long after, the sports broadcaster responded to the reality TV personality on social media. "OMG that's right @KylieJenner," he quote-tweeted on Tuesday night. "It was me talking about you and your makeup line and how much my girls love you." Case closed! They were, in fact, talking about GOT. Now that we know what Kylie and A-Rod were conversing about, she very well could have been explaining the details of the antepenultimate episode of the HBO series, which would've aired the Sunday before the fashion event. This year, the brunette beauty has referenced the fan-favorite series multiple times. After the season 8 premiere in April, she and her beau Travis Scott were caught flirting on Instagram using Game of Thrones references to each other. "House of Flame" the rapper shared. "Son of lord Jacques B Webster the 1st Husband of the Goddess K Protector of the Seven Kingdoms Blatt." Kylie responded, "Protect my realm" and "Oh lord Webster!!," among other things. (Eonline)
Are Heidi and Spencer Pratt the unlikely wellness icons of our generation? Crystals galore. After an agonizingly long wait, The Hills: New Beginnings has finally landed and we can barely contain ourselves. Nine years after the OG reality TV series came to an end, it's making a much-welcomed return to our screens with many of its original cast members in tow. One pair we're thrilled to welcome back into our lives is Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, arguably one of the world's most iconic reality TV couples. When Heidi and Spencer first met on-screen in 2007, it's safe to say they rocked the boat. Their tumultuous relationship caused a stir amongst their co-stars (cue LC's infamous line: "I'm going to forgive you and I'm going to forget you") and they quickly isolated themselves from the group. But over a decade later and the controversial couple are happily married, parents to one-year-old Gunner...and running a successful crystal empire. You might not bat an eyelid given that crystals have become de rigeur in today's wellness obsessed world, but Heidi and Spencer were promoting their benefits long before the rest of the world. They own the prosperous crystal business, Pratt Daddy Crystals, where rock formations are known to sell out within an hour, and they have been promoting their crystal-laden lifestyle on social media for many years - Heidi was reported to have $27,000 worth of them present during her son's birth. Spencer even claimed his extensive crystal collection was the reason behind the programme's reboot: "I will give a lot of credit to crystals for the reboot of The Hills. I held a lot of crystals with a lot of positive intentions for eight years" he told Us Weekly. "It's literally manifesting dreams 'cause I never wanted The Hills to end, I'll tell you that much." Fast forward ten years and the world has caught onto the crystal bandwagon. Celebrities swear by them, wellness gurus promote their life-changing benefits, and owning a rose quartz is about as normal as having an Instagram profile. This begs the question: are Heidi and Spencer the unlikely wellness icons of our generation? Well, they've certainly helped us see the light. (British Glamour)
Church of Scientology Faces With Bombshell Lawsuit: What It's a=List Members Know. Kidnapping. Abuse. Human trafficking. These are just some of the allegations an anonymous plaintiff is making in a suit filed on June 18 against the Church of Scientology and its current leader, David Miscavige, 59. Jane Doe, who's believed to be around age 40, is suing the church -- which boasts a host of famous members, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston -- for kidnapping, stalking, human trafficking, false imprisonment, libel, slander, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. "The Church of Scientology presents a facade to the outside world to disguise what, in reality, is nothing more than a cult built on mind control," the lawsuit alleges. The controversial church denies all allegations of abuse. In response to Jane Doe's suit, the church's lawyers tell Us, "We are confident the lawsuit will fail. The church will vigorously defend itself against these unfounded allegations." The shocking suit has the potential to bring down the controversial religion and its seemingly untouchable leader -- and expose the secrets its A-list followers may have been keeping for years. "Tom [Cruise] undoubtedly knows the stories about the church," a source tells Us of Scientology's celebrity golden boy. Another insider says that with the actor, 57, employed as Miscavige's right-hand man and best friend, "there's very little he doesn't know. He and David are like brothers united in their religious devotion. If David is ordering this kind of harassment on people trying to leave the church," adds the insider, "Tom would likely see it." Disturbing allegations against Scientology are nothing new. In the 2017 HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, one former member recalls a "prison camp" where followers were allegedly forced to do hard labor for 30 hours at a time, eat table scraps and sleep on wet mattresses. Leah Remini, who left Scientology in 2013, has since made it her mission to expose the church's "physical and sexual abuse practices," she's said in August 2017. In an episode of her Emmy-winning A&E docuseries, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (on which Jane Doe appeared after she left the church in 2017), it was revealed that former Scientology exec Debbie Cook -- who was sued by the church for violating a nondisclosure agreement -- had been sent to "the hole" (a double-wide trailer used by the church for solitary confinement purposes), where she was allegedly forced to lick a bathroom floor clean. Things aren't looking good for the once-powerful organization. "The church is in crisis," says Tony Ortega, a blogger who's critical of Scientology. "Membership is dwindling, and its practices are being exposed in ways we've never seen before." Scientology critic Steve Mango, of Mangotology.org, adds, "Scientology has been trying to cover up its crimes and abuse for decades," he says. "This suit is the beginning of the unraveling of Scientology as we know it." (UsMagazine)
Eminem's biological father -- who the rapper frequently rapped about abandoning him -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. died this week near Fort Wayne, Indiana ... according to family members and neighbors. A family source tells us he apparently suffered a heart attack while at home. Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, has made no secret of his lifelong grudge against his father and rapped about never meeting him in person. His hit songs like "My Name Is" and "Cleanin' Out My Closet" reflect those feelings. According to Eminem's mother, Debbie ... Mathers Jr., who went by Bruce, married her when he was 22 and she was 15, and they had their son 2 years later. They split up shortly after, and Eminem and his mom settled in Detroit with her family while Bruce moved to California ... where he had 2 other kids. Eminem has said in interviews that he wrote letters to his dad as a child but they always came back "return to sender." The rapper said Bruce would sometimes call while family members were babysitting, but he would never actually talk to him on the phone. In 2001, Bruce published a letter addressed to his son in a newspaper explaining his side of the story -- that Eminem's mom kept him away. Still, Eminem apparently never got in contact with his father to reconcile. In "Cleanin' Out My Closet" ... Em rapped, "My fa***t father must've had his panties up in a bunch 'Cause he split, I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye. No, I don't, on second thought, I just f**kin' wished he would die. I look at Hailie, and I couldn't picture leavin' her side." Bruce Mathers was 67. (TMZ)