Have Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus split up?

Is Ben Affleck back on the dating market? Affleck, 46, and “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus, 38, may no longer be an item, with Page Six reporting that the duo has split up after more than a year of dating. Fueling additional speculation about the Cambridge native’s relationship status: Shookus has deleted her Instagram account, and TMZ reported that, on Aug. 9, a moving van was spotted outside Affleck’s $19 million Pacific Palisades mansion. That’s not all. Affleck reportedly celebrated his 46th birthday with his three kids from his marriage to actress…

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Eric and Jessie James Decker grabbed dinner at a local steakhouse

Patriots wide receiver Eric Decker reportedly hasn’t had the strongest training camp, with the eight-year veteran plagued by drops in practice. Perhaps Decker hopes his “lucky charms” will turn his fortunes around. Decker’s wife, country singer Jessie James Decker, tweeted, “Daddy’s lucky charms en route !” on Tuesday. Daddy’s lucky charms en route ! — Jessie James Decker (@JessieJDecker) August 14, 2018 Later that day, Eric, Jessie, the couple’s three children, and Jessie’s mother, Karen Parker, were all at Patriot Place for dinner at the Foxborough location of Davio’s Northern Italian…

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Elizabeth Banks set to produce, star in Prince story

Another Daily Beast long-form article is set to hit the big screen. Deadline was first to report that Massachusetts native Elizabeth Banks will star in and produce “Queen For a Day,’’ the story of MTV’s “Win a Date With Prince’’ competition in 1986. The movie is the result of a Daily Beast piece from 2017, “When Prince Made a Chambermaid His Queen for the Day.’’ Lisa Barber won the competition by making the 10,000th call to MTV, which also meant that Prince’s musical romance, “Under the Cherry Moon,’’ would premiere in Barber’s small…

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Amy Schumer celebrates six months of marriage to Mass. chef husband on Instagram

Amy Schumer celebrated six months of marriage to her Massachusetts chef husband, Chris Fischer, with an Instagram post Monday of herself, Fischer, and their dog, Tati. “Married 6 months today. I love you more every day. sorry my fart woke us up this morning,” the “I Feel Pretty” actress and comedian wrote in her caption. Schumer and Fischer tied the knot in a small beachside ceremony in Malibu in February. Celebrities Larry David, Chelsea Handler, and Jennifer Lawrence can all be spotted in Schumer’s Instagram posts about the big day.…

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A Waltham magician is blowing minds on ‘America’s Got Talent’

At various points during Waltham magician Shin Lim’s second performance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent’’ last month, actress and guest judge Olivia Munn’s jaw fell open. For his card trick, Lim asked Munn to hide the ace of spades under her hand. After a series of camera-close-up, sleight-of-hand moves, the routine ended when Munn lifted her hand to find all four aces. She looked honestly spooked. “Woooah!’’ judge Howie Mandel shouted at one point during Lim’s act. At another, fellow judge and Spice Girl Mel B pounded the table with…

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Meteorologist Bri Eggers is leaving 7 News, heading ‘Idahome’

Bri Eggers is leaving Boston, and  Idaho is in the forecast for the 7 News (WHDH-TV) meteorologist. Eggers announced in a Facebook video Friday that she and her family are moving “Idahome,” as she calls it. “This is difficult, as you can tell, to say goodbye,” an emotional Eggers said in the video. “I will not be returning to 7 News after maternity leave.”   Eggers is the daughter of a third-generation peppermint farmer in Idaho. She gave birth last month to a baby girl, Charli JoAnn. “I really want our…

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Report: MeToo activist Asia Argento settled sex assault complaint

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. Argento, 42, settled the notice of intent to sue filed by Jimmy Bennett, who is now 22, for $380,000 shortly after she said last October that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her, the Times reported. Argento and Bennett co-starred…

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Game on, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: Mark Wahlberg has a McDonald’s Monopoly fraud project too

It seems Mark Wahlberg isn’t content to let Ben Affleck and Matt Damon win this game of Monopoly. Earlier this month, Fox proved victorious in a furious bidding war for the film rights to a Daily Beast article about a man who stole more than $24 million in winning McDonald’s Monopoly pieces. That movie will be directed by Affleck, with Damon set to star as Jerome Jacobson, the man who was formerly in charge of overseeing the McDonald’s Monopoly game to ensure it remained fraud-free but who secretly funneled winning game pieces to…

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The family added: “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the…

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‘No one did it better’: Celebrities react to Aretha Franklin’s death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: “It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world.” — Barbra Streisand, via Twitter. ___ “What a life. What a legacy! So much love, respect and gratitude. R.I.P.” — Carole King, via Twitter. ___ “I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing. She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was…

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