Justin’s costly secret ‘love contract’

As speculation swirls over how close Justin Timberlake is to actress Alisha Wainwright, his co-star in the upcoming film Palmer, fans are obsessing over his pre-nuptial agreement with wife Jessica Biel that would cost the boy-band singer half a million dollars if he strays.

After Timberlake and Biel tied the knot in 2012, the New York Daily News reported that they signed a contract specifying how they would divide their property if they ever divorced and holding Timberlake financially liable if he were unfaithful. Timberlake’s net worth topped $US200 million ($A292 million) as of 2019.

RELATED: Justin Timberlake’s grovelling public apology to ‘amazing wife’

The infidelity provision is a common feature of so-called lifestyle clauses, also known as “love contracts”, in prenuptial agreements that cover everything from frequency of sex to body weight requirements.

“Reports of the Timberlake-Biel prenup infidelity clause in 2012 began a trend in so-called ‘lifestyle’ clauses within prenups, postnups and cohabitation agreements,” asset-protection lawyer Ann-Margaret Carrozza told FOX. “These clauses can deal with items of concern such as substance abuse, infidelity, weight gain, spending” and more, she said.

In Timberlake’s case, the 38-year-old actor and musician apologised on Instagram for what he called a “strong lapse in judgment” after photos and video surfaced in November of him and Wainwright at a bar in New Orleans.

The images showed the two holding hands and, at one point, Wainwright’s hand on Timberlake’s leg. They play lovers in Palmer, a drama that follows a college football player after his release from prison.

Justin Timberlake pictured in New Orleans with co-star Alisha Wainwright. Picture: Mega
media_cameraJustin Timberlake pictured in New Orleans with co-star Alisha Wainwright. Picture: Mega

Representatives for Biel and Timberlake didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reports haven’t specified what would be considered infidelity under Timberlake’s contract with Biel, and Carrozza told FOX the couple’s current residence in Tennessee would also affect the agreement’s terms.

Biel and Timberlake tied the knot in 2012. Picture: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File
media_cameraBiel and Timberlake tied the knot in 2012. Picture: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File

Tennessee is a so-called equitable distribution state, where judges are generally freer to rewrite the terms of an agreement to achieve fairness, said Carrozza, the author of the book Love and Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons, published in 2017.

Infidelity or “no cheating” clauses are among the most common of the lifestyle provisions, Carrozza told the Daily News in 2013. This isn’t the first time such stipulations have made headlines.

When speculation surfaced that celebrity golfer Tiger Woods wanted to reunite with ex-wife Elin Nordegren in 2013, she reportedly demanded an infidelity clause with a $US350 million ($A512 million) penalty, according to HuffPost.

This article originally appeared in Fox News and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as Justin’s costly secret ‘love contract’

Brad Pitt Reveals Why He Went 20 Years Without Crying

It’s Brad Pitt’s party and he’ll repress his emotions if he wants to. 

The actor revealed he kept the tears turned off for 20 years and is “quite famously a not-crier” in a conversation with his “Legends of the Fall” co-star Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine.

“I hadn’t cried in, like, 20 years, and now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved — moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news,” Pitt explained. “Just moved. I think it’s a good sign. I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign.”

The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star, of course, shares six children ― Maddox, 18; Pax, 16; Zahara, 14; Shiloh, 13; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11 ― with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie. The couple split in 2016 after two years of marriage. 

These days, Pitt said he isn’t afraid of a good old-fashioned sobbing session ― be it at his sculpting studio or when he’s decidedly not dating Alia Shawkat ― now that he’s “able to witness the beauty and the wonder that we’re surrounded by in every minute detail.”

“We miss that when we’re young,” he added. 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pictured in 2015 at their last public appearance as a couple. 

Jason LaVeris via Getty Images

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pictured in 2015 at their last public appearance as a couple. 

At this stage in his life, Pitt says he’s “still wrestling” with blame, apparently referring to his struggle with substance abuse amid his breakup with Jolie. 

Pitt previously revealed he stopped drinking altogether and found solace in Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings during his highly publicized divorce. 

“I’m realizing, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else,” Pitt explained. 

Instead of dwelling on his mistakes, the actor said he’s committed to trying to better himself through acceptance of his flaws. 

“We’re living in a time where we’re extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable,” he said. “We’ve always placed great importance on the mistake. But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person.”

Brad Pitt arrives at the premiere of "Unbroken" with children Pax, Shiloh, Maddox and parents Jane Pitt and William Pitt in 2

Barry King via Getty Images

Brad Pitt arrives at the premiere of “Unbroken” with children Pax, Shiloh, Maddox and parents Jane Pitt and William Pitt in 2014. 

Back in 2017, Pitt described his split with Jolie as a “huge generator for change” in his life that forced him to take stock of his bad habits. 

“I’m really, really happy to be done with all of that,” he said, referring to his abuse of drugs and alcohol. “I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know — things I wasn’t dealing with. I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again.”

Candace Cameron Bure Says Have Tissues Handy For Final Season Of ‘Fuller House’

The door will soon close for good at “Fuller House.”

The Netflix sequel to the long-running ABC sitcom “Full House” will return for a fifth and final season on Friday. And for much of the cast, parting ways is bittersweet. 

Candace Cameron Bure, who plays D.J. Tanner-Fuller on the series, said that nearly everyone got emotional when the cast wrapped production in mid-November.

“There were so many tears. It was tough,” Bure told HuffPost at Build Series. “A lot of people say jobs come and go. This particular show is more than a job for us. It’s really been more of a family and it has meant more to us than a typical job.” 

That’s because most of the actors from the original show came back, at least to some extent, when “Fuller House” launched in 2016. Like Bure, Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibler) returned as main cast members. Original series stars Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone) and John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis) made recurring appearances. Lori Loughlin periodically showed up as Aunt Becky, although she is not expected to appear in the final season given the charges she faces in the college admissions scandal.

Candace Cameron Bure directed a few episodes of "Fuller House."

Jammi York/Build Series

Candace Cameron Bure directed a few episodes of “Fuller House.”

Bure said it’s been such a “wonderful gift” to do the show a second time around. 

“There was a writer on our show that had said, ‘You’re lucky enough if lightning strikes once. You’re really lucky if lightning strikes twice. But to have it strike twice with your two best friends is pretty amazing.’ And that’s what’s happened with ‘Full House,’ ‘Fuller House’ and really getting to spend every day with my best friends Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber,” she said. “I absolutely love the multi-cam world and over-the-top comedy. It’s really fun. I love being goofy and silly. It’s a dream job and one that I’ll never forget and hold dear memories.” 

Season 5 will pick up where Season 4 left off. Fans may remember that last season wrapped with Kimmy giving birth to Stephanie and Jimmy’s baby after offering to be the couple’s surrogate in Season 3. Bure said that Season 5 won’t disappoint. 

“Get out the tissues ’cause there are more tears in this season than the other seasons,” she said. “And that’s also because there’s a lot of life lessons with the kids and the parents, lots of those violin-playing music moments. But there’s a lot of comedy and song and dance and silly hijinks.” 

"Full House" aired from 1987 to 1995. The cast included (from left to right) John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Bob Saget, Canda

ABC Photo Archives via Getty Images

“Full House” aired from 1987 to 1995. The cast included (from left to right) John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin.

It’s even more special for the cast because the revival almost didn’t happen.

“A lot of people think that this show was on a whim,” Bure said. “Like someone asked us, ‘Do you want to reboot ‘[Full] House’? And we all went, ‘Yay!’” 

But that’s not the case. It took a lot of time and energy to get “Fuller House” off the ground. 

“We went out and we developed the show and then pitched it to every network, and they all turned us down. And Netflix was the last one we pitched to and they said yes,” Bure recalled. “And so we knew the fanbase that we had for 30 years and we really were certain that if the show was done right ― which we knew it would be because it was the original creator and executive producer [Jeff Franklin] of ‘Full House’ that was going to do it.”

Looking back, Bure said she’s really happy with the way the second series turned out and how the storylines evolved. 

“I was delighted at where D.J. was or is as an adult ― that she was a smart woman, a veterinarian and that [she] became as much of a clean freak and controlling as Danny Tanner. I just thought it was funny. And I liked that I turned into not quite the Joey Gladstone character but more of the dad and that I got to be the dorky mom at times.” 

"Fuller House," set in the same San Francisco home as the first series, finds Bure's character as the mom of three boys.


“Fuller House,” set in the same San Francisco home as the first series, finds Bure’s character as the mom of three boys.

Having played the character on and off for three decades, Bure said there’s no doubt that she injects a piece of herself into the role.

“Every part of her is a part of me to an extent,” Bure said. “She’s a little bit more over the top and goofy. But those things have to come from me to some degree. She’s just like that extra version of Candace.” 

In addition to “Fuller House,” Bure can be seen in a new holiday film on Hallmark called “Christmas Town.” 

Watch the full Build Series interview with Candace Cameron Bure below. 

The Greta Gerwig Trick For A Modern ‘Little Women’: ‘Make It Sad’

Greta Gerwig kept pausing, sometimes midsentence. It was a Monday night in early November, and her newest movie, “Little Women,” echoed through the halls of the Manhattan theater where awards voters were among the first to see it. She shot it on film, and a projectionist needed to switch reels at the exact right moment so the action didn’t skip a beat. Gerwig was nervous. “It’s very easy to fuck up,” she said. She stopped periodically to listen, the sounds of the famous March sisters flooding our greenroom. 

Nothing went awry, at least not during the 45 minutes I spent with Gerwig, who was beginning the monthslong promotional blitz required of a Christmas Day release that’s based on a beloved book and headed for Oscar contention. But you’d forgive those interruptions, too. “Little Women” isn’t Gerwig’s first solo directorial achievement — that’s the 2017 coming-of-age hit “Lady Bird” — yet it is the movie she was destined to make, as corny as that sounds. Of course she was nervous.

Like “A Star Is Born” last year, “Little Women” is a testament to once-a-generation adaptations. The previous big-screen rendition, featuring Winona Ryder and Kirsten Dunst, opened 25 years ago, allowing enough distance to justify another interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic text. (Before that, Hollywood had adapted “Women” five times, including versions starring Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor.) In the same way that Lady Gaga’s “Star Is Born” performance implicated those of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, Gerwig’s “Little Women” offers a meta approach to Alcott’s words and the reactions they’ve elicited over the past 150 years. 

During their second week of production last October, Gerwig and her cast went to see “A Star Is Born” near Concord, Massachusetts, which is where they shot the film and where much of it takes place. “We sobbed our faces off,” she said. “If you’re starting with great source material and the heart of something eternal — I mean, how many productions of ‘Hamlet’ have there been? We revisit these because they say something to us. I think what was astonishing to me when I read ‘Little Women’ as an adult was how … ” 

She trailed off. A reel change had occurred. “Fuck, I missed it,” Gerwig said, leaping into a “hyper-nerdy” monologue about projection mechanics while Alexandre Desplat’s score crescendoed around us.

“Anyway, I’ll stop talking about the reel changes,” she finished, returning to the book. “There were so many things that were jumping out at me as being so incredibly modern. I couldn’t believe it.”

Whereas Godzilla and the Skywalker cooperative clang into multiplexes every 16 months, this is more than a corporate nostalgia push. Gerwig’s “Little Women” is a dissertation on the passage of time, the evolution of femininity and the weight of shared stories.

Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Emma Watson in "Little Women."

Sony Pictures

Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Emma Watson in “Little Women.”

For Gerwig, this endeavor predates “Lady Bird.” She started drafting “Little Women” in 2014, by which point she’d co-written the idiosyncratic “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America” with her now-partner, director Noah Baumbach. Gerwig then set “Women” aside to write and direct “Lady Bird.” When that movie broke into the mainstream, grossing $79 million worldwide and making Gerwig only the fifth woman to receive an Oscar nomination for directing, producer Amy Pascal asked whether she’d like to step behind the camera on this one, too.

That’s a familiar trajectory for a relatively young filmmaker. (Gerwig is 36.) You make a fruitful indie, then a big studio snatches you up. With additional resources come heightened stakes and a higher profile, especially for a known actor who’d appeared in films as disparate as “No Strings Attached,” “Arthur,” “Jackie” and “20th Century Women.” But Gerwig’s goal wasn’t to go commercial. If it were, she could have picked one of the flashy scripts producers sent her in the wake of “Lady Bird” — and not just more teen dramedies, surprisingly. She had action movies and suspense movies and all sorts of genres to choose from, but none enticed her to abandon “Little Women.” 

“It wasn’t that I was looking for the bigger thing and then this was the bigger thing,” she said. “It’s that this is what I wanted to do, and it needed more bells and whistles. It needed the whole confetti factory. One thing that I loved about ‘Little Women’ was that there were so many different things about it that were new to tackle for me, [like] the world-building of the time period and creating something consistent but interesting but modern but genuine but period-correct but not slavishly devoted.”

Saying her “Little Women” isn’t slavishly devoted might be an understatement. Gerwig knew immediately that she would restructure Alcott’s linear tale, beginning when the four March sisters are adults and using flashbacks to navigate the defining recollections of their youth. Her approach is both reverent and fresh, wistful and progressive. Events unspool as the protagonists look back at a bygone time when they resided under one roof, poor but spirited. 

Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig on the set of "Lady Bird" in 2016.


Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig on the set of “Lady Bird” in 2016.

Alcott’s book, published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, is targeted at young readers, something adaptations tend to accentuate. As a girl, Gerwig skipped the novel’s second half, finding the depiction of marriage and maturation unrelatable. Now, it’s what most interests her. For that reason, she wanted to make a “Little Women” for adults. Memories — “the way you’re always looking back to go forward,” as she described it — are a fulcrum that guides the characters’ sense of themselves. No single moment better distills that essence than a line delivered by a grown-up March: “I can’t believe childhood is over.” 

Such finality — the idea that they will never again capture what existed in the humble home they shared, when they put on plays and flirted with neighbors and helped their mother finish those endless chores — is what makes the film so wonderfully Gerwigian. “Frances Ha” and “Lady Bird” were also about saying goodbye to one chapter and hello to another. 

“If I told it linear, I would lose the ability to do what I’m interested in, which is to make it sad,” Gerwig said.

In independent-minded writer Jo, the second-eldest March sibling, she found a kindred soul. The movie begins with adult Jo (Saoirse Ronan, who also headlined “Lady Bird”) preparing to enter a New York publisher’s office to sell a story she’s composed. At first, we see only Jo’s back — “like a boxer,” head lowered, shoulders wide. Moments later, she’s running through town in a mad dash that resembles a popular “Frances Ha” scene wherein Gerwig’s title character sprints down a Chinatown street. (“I’m interested in women in motion,” Gerwig said. “Of course I am.”) Another two hours pass, and after gracefully hopscotching across timelines, the film concludes with a shot of Jo’s face in that same office. No matter the financial and emotional trials that intervened, she has won the match.

“I wanted it to be a palindrome,” Gerwig explained. “I wanted it to read backwards and forwards, so the movie starts on her back and ends on her face so that you could start the movie again from the beginning. It’s a circle.” 

That quote alone defines the Gerwig who has blossomed over the course of the 2010s: literary, analytical, witty. When “Little Women” was announced last summer, I thought it came from left field. After penning so much original material that feels indebted to Gerwig’s own life, why do a remake? But in seeing the movie and hearing her talk about it, any doubts evaporate. It’s more revelation than remake, the work of an artist bold enough to refashion something that never went out of fashion.  

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach at the Oscars on March 4, 2018.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach at the Oscars on March 4, 2018.

Further confirming the serendipity of this moment in Gerwig’s career, she gets to cruise the awards circuit with Baumbach, who is hawking the biggest work of his career, “Marriage Story.” In a post-Sofia-Coppola-and-Spike-Jonze universe, Gerwig and Baumbach are Hollywood’s primo director couple. (The pair recently gained competition in Barry Jenkins and Lulu Wang, who helmed “Moonlight” and “The Farewell,” respectively.) They swap notes while working and attend red carpets together, which they’ll do a lot of over the next few months.

When Gerwig returned home for Thanksgiving last year, she was still shooting “Little Women.” The next day, she went to Baumbach’s editing suite to see his first cut of “Marriage Story,” a divorce drama in the vein of “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Scenes from a Marriage.” (Fun fact: “Little Women” and “Marriage Story” share a supporting actor in Laura Dern, who is fantastic in both.) What’s it like, I wondered, to watch the breakup movie your boyfriend just finished? 

Gerwig demurred, savvy enough not to take the bait. She and Baumbach had a child earlier this year, but they’ve managed to remain fairly private about their personal lives. “I just cried for two and a half hours, and I came out and I was completely dehydrated,” she said of Baumbach’s film. “I was like, ‘Jesus Christ, Noah.’ He was like, ‘Should we have more stuffing?’”

As Gerwig and I wrapped up our conversation, she went back to listening for the reel changes. Exiting the greenroom together, I started to head for the lobby when she turned and suggested we step into the auditorium to see how much better her movie looks on film than in digital transfer, which is how most of the public will see it. We stood in the back, watching a touching scene in which a neighbor (Chris Cooper) grants musically inclined Beth March (Eliza Scanlen) access to the piano at his home. Whispering, Gerwig pointed out how crisp the colors looked without the silky glaze that accompanies digitalization. The trees were greener, the roads more textured. It looked like a postcard. Or, in her words, “a snow globe.” She stood there smiling, reveling in the beauty she’d conjured.

“That’s just my taste,” she said. 

Then Gerwig bid me farewell and slid out the door — a woman in motion. 

“Little Women” opens in theaters Dec. 25.

Kristen Bell Felt ‘No Sparks Whatsoever’ When She First Met Husband Dax Shepard

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are more of a “love at second sight” couple, it seems. 

The “Frozen 2” actor revealed that when she met her now-husband and father of her two children at an intimate dinner party for a producer, all she could remember was how much he talked. 

“I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship, like two months prior. And in retrospect, I realize [he] had just gotten out of a long relationship,” Bell says in an upcoming clip of her “Sunday Today with Willie Geist” interview. “The only thing that I remember is that he talked so much. I was like, ‘This guy can talk!’” 

“And then I didn’t know who he was,” Bell added. “I’m like, ‘Maybe is that one of the guys from ‘Jackass’ or something?’” 

Shepard had a slightly different impression of their night together. 

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the premiere of "The Boss" on March 28, 2016, in Westwood, California.

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the premiere of “The Boss” on March 28, 2016, in Westwood, California.

“He remembers, ‘You were telling a really intense story about a deal you had gotten at Target,’” she jokes. “And I was like, ‘That sounds like it was on brand.’ And then we left. There were no sparks whatsoever.”

Fate brought them together again a second time, and then Shepard found a way to keep the conversation going and asked Bell out on an actual date. 

“Two weeks later, we both met at a hockey game. We are both from Detroit and Red Wings fans. And we saw each other at the hockey game. Started to flirt. Left,” she said.

“And then a day after that I get a text that says, ‘Hi, my name is Dax. I violated your privacy and got your number from Shauna. How do you feel about that?’ And I was like, ‘Excuse me? You sound stimulating,’” she said. 

We all know what happens next, as the two later got married and now have two children: Delta Bell, 4, and Lincoln, 6. But both Bell and Shepard have been very candid about the ups and downs in their relationship and what it takes to make their marriage work. 

“All these movies from the ’80s taught us that it’s love at first sight, and it is supposed to be easy and [that] all you have to do is find that person,” Bell said in an interview with People in March. “It took me a while to realize, ‘Oh, that was such a lie,’ because things that you work really, really, really hard for always yield the best results.” 

Will Ferrell: ‘Cowbell’ Sketch On ‘SNL’ Ruined Christopher Walken’s Life

Will Ferrell says Christopher Walken still hasn’t forgiven him for their classic “Saturday Night Live” skit where Walken famously implored “more cowbell!”

Ferrell appeared “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday in advance of his return to “SNL” this weekend.

In the course of the interview, Ferrell confessed that the Oscar-winning Walken told him the “cowbell” sketch has had a negative effect on his life.

“Here’s the crazy thing. I go to see Christopher Walken years later, in a play,” Ferrell said. “I say hello to him backstage and he’s like, ‘You know, you’ve ruined my life.’”

“‘People during curtain call bring cowbells. The other day I went for Italian food for lunch, and the waiter asked if I wanted more cowbell with my pasta bolognese,’” Ferrell recalled Walken saying. “I think he’s really mad.”

Although Ferrell emphasized that Walken “had a little smile” while griping, he admits he can feel the actor’s pain.

“From ‘The Deer Hunter’ to ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘More Cowbell,’” Ferrell told Fallon,  “that’s all he gets.”

You can enjoy the skit below.

K-Pop Star Goo Hara Dies

South Korean K-Pop star and actor Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul on Sunday, according to police. She was 28.

Goo was formerly a member of the popular group Kara and appeared in a number of South Korean television shows. Further details about her death have not been made public, according to The Associated Press.

Over the past year, Goo was at the center of a legal conflict in which she accused an ex-boyfriend, Choi Jong Bum, of assault, and claimed he took intimate photos of her without her permission. A court reportedly found Choi guilty of destruction of property, assault, intimidation and blackmail, and sentenced him to 18 months in prison with three years of probation. The case, seen by many in South Korea as an occurrence of “revenge porn,” prompted discussion of oppressive patriarchal systems in Asia and drew comparisons to the Me Too movement in other countries. The ensuing discussions saw Goo victimized by malicious attacks online and in tabloids.

Goo had been found unconscious in May after a reported suicide attempt. On Saturday evening, she posted an Instagram picture of herself in bed, with a caption translating to “good night.”

These Celebrities Think Their Products Would Make Great Christmas Gifts

A lot of celebrities will be trying to monetize their fame this holiday season, and they need your help.

Yes, many of your favorites stars (as well as people you will only recognize after annoying prodding from friends, family and co-workers) are selling everything from liquor to cannabis to really big fake eyelashes to bow ties, and they want you to buy it.

Luckily, HuffPost has made it easier than ever to fill the coffers of your favorite celebrity. We’ve managed to select the coolest products from famous folk — all of whom should be fairly recognizable even without prodding from friends, family and co-workers.

A note of caution: Some celebrities are better than others at shameless promotion. Others just seem embarrassed. You have been warned.

Elizabeth Banks Talks About Her 27-Year Relationship To Husband Max Handelman

Actress Elizabeth Banks and husband Max Handelman have been together for 27 years ― a veritable lifetime in Hollywood years.

It’s a track record even the “Charlie’s Angels” director is impressed with. In a new interview with Porter magazine, Banks talked about her relationship with Handelman, who she met on the first day of college at the the University of Pennsylvania in the early ’90s.

“Twenty-seven years. It’s the thing I’m most proud of,” she said of her marriage. “I do think people grow together or they grow apart. We definitely grew together. We were constantly making decisions that kept us close.”

One of those decisions? Working together. The pair, who married in 2003 and have two sons together ― Felix, 8 and Magnus, 7 ― launched Brownstone Productions, a film production company, in 2002. As Banks told Porter, Handelman worked in finance on Wall Street until she “dragged him into the industry.”

“He worked an 80-hour week; I was traveling all the time in a career that requires me to film on location for up to six months of the year,” she said. “Forming the company really was about trying to combine our professional and personal goals.”

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Charlie's Angels" on Nov. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.

Amy Sussman via Getty Images

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ “Charlie’s Angels” on Nov. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.

Since then, the college sweethearts have gone onto produce a number of films together, including all three “Pitch Perfect” movies and most recently a “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, which Banks directed and also stars in.

As for how they’ve kept their relationship going, Banks said it’s helped that she’s “a little traditional when it comes to marriage.”

“I think there are people that go into marriage thinking: ‘If it doesn’t work, I’ll get divorced.’ That’s not me,” she said. “You’re going to have bad moments. You’ve committed to something. Do you value it or don’t you?”

It doesn’t hurt that the pair are still really into each other. Considering what Banks told Allure in 2015, it sounds like that’s been the case from the start.

“I didn’t meet my husband and think, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry,” she told the magazine. “I was like, He’s cute. I’ll f— him, because I’m 18 and in college.”

“Really, what happened was I’ve never met anyone that I liked more,” she continued. “In the early years, did I have crushes or little interests here and there? I know my husband did, and so did I, but we stayed together. We still to this day take the long view.”

With Handelman, she said, “there’s love. And then there’s lust. So it’s great.”

Environmental Concerns Make Coldplay’s Chris Martin Not So Hot On Touring

First, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin “consciously uncoupled” from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Now he wants to do the same with touring.

The band releases its new album, “Everyday Life,” on Friday, but Martin told the BBC the group won’t be promoting it with a tour.

“We’re taking time over the next year or two, to work out how can not only our tour be sustainable, but how can it be actively beneficial,” he said in a video interview (above). “All of us, in every industry, have to just work out what the best way of doing our job is.”

Martin said the band wants its future tours to “have a positive impact,” with shows “largely solar-powered” and no single-use plastic.

The band still plans to play a pair of shows for the album in Amman, Jordan, on Friday. The shows are scheduled to take place at sunrise and sunset, and will be broadcast for free on YouTube. 

PAID FOR BY Happy Family Organics