Ben Affleck is coming clean. The actor took to Facebook on Tuesday to reveal his struggles with alcohol addiction, and share that he has completed treatment in order “to be the best father I can be.” Affleck shares three children — Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Sam, 5 “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be,” he wrote. “I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.”
More details become available about Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez aka #JROD’s new romance. According to Entertainment Tonight, JRod have only been dating for about a month and they were introduced by “mutual friends who put this idea together.” A source said, “Alex and Jennifer ran into each other about a month or so ago in L.A. They’re both single, have these huge careers and their families are their No. 1 priorities. They have a lot in common and friends thought they could be really good together.”
He’s currently on his #IlluminateWorldTour and now we’ve learned Shawn Mendes has been cast to star in a new Ivan Reitman musical called “Summer Of Love.” According to the Hollywood Reporter the musical is being shopped to studios right now and is being described as a “road trip” movie set in the summer of 1967.
Ed Sheeran is breaking several Guinness World Records with his new album Divide. The singer’s third album has broken has become the fastest-selling pop album in the U.K. by a male artist after debuting at number one. Sheeran’s new record has also sold more copies in its first week than the rest of the U.K.’s Top 500 albums combined. In addition, 16 of the U.K.’s Top 20 tracks belong to Sheeran, giving him the record for most simultaneous U.K. Top 20 singles. Meanwhile, Divide is the highest selling debut album this year on the US Billboard charts, selling over 450,000 in its first week out.
Angelina Jolie has had one very busy day in London. The Oscar-winning actress gave her very first lecture as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics yesterday morning at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Jolie is slated to begin teaching a master’s course in the fall. And while she was in London, she was treated to a private tour of none other than Buckingham Palace alongside her eldest song Maddox.