Mel B's Husband Stephen Belafonte Breaks Silence On Spousal Abuse Claims: "Police Aren't Saying I Beat My Wife"

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 11:50am PDT       By X17 Staff

After rumors of spousal abuse, Mel B.'s husband Stephen Belafonte thought it was a good idea to speak. Upon hearing his defense, we can assure him -- that was not a good idea.

Even though he defended himself on social media a few days ago, the director seem now seems perplexed by any accusations of abuse. Belafonte spoke with the Daily Mail earlier today and said, “Who accused me of it, did she accuse me of it, the police, the hospital, who accused me of it? No one has accused me of anything.” Umm I think the Internet accused you of abuse, dude.

The American also said of the rumors, “I never saw anything, is there something online about me? Listen I had no idea, I didn't know I have no idea, what was it New York Times, or was it the LA Times, what was it, this week, what paper was I on?”

Umm once again, Stephen, the answer is: ALL OF THE INTERNET.

Yesterday, we reported that Mel B. moved out of the London home she shared with her husband of seven years. According to Us Weekly, luggage and boxes were spotted being taken away from their shared house on Monday.

The Internet rumors sprang up after the former Spice Girl missed the Saturday taping of X-Factor due to a mysterious hospitalization in London on Thursday, and when she came back for Sunday night's episode, the former Spice Girl appeared to be sporting scratches and bruises on her body and a possible bruise on her face, which led to speculation that she had a domestic dispute with her husband Stephen Belafonte. Also adding to the rumor mill was the fact that the singer's wedding ring was noticeably absent.

"So Mel B was APPARENTLY beaten up by her husband that's why she couldn't make it last night. Hense the bruise on cheek and no wedding ring," one Twitter user wrote among the thousand tweets regarding her appearance.

Belafonte was quick to defend himself on social media, and completely denied there was any truth to the reports. "I don't usually respond to Twitter msgs but I will respond to comments of hitting my wife which I think are quite disgusting un true! Mel was very ill a bunch of doctors helped her get better if fans can't just relax B4 being negative they r not real fans of @OfficialMelB," he wrote in response.

So yeah -- Belafonte clearly already acknowledged abuse claims. This attempted backtracking just doesn't work. THE INTERNET NEVER FORGETS!


Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Enjoy An Early Morning Couples Workout

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 10:40am PDT       By X17 Staff

The pair that sweats together, stays together!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West woke up bright and early to get some exercise in at Barry's Bootcamp in L.A., and all people gossiping about marriage trouble between these two are just plain wrong! The pair must be trying to keep their bodies fit before feasting on holiday goodies.

We wonder if Kimye and Nori will do their own Christmas, or if they will open presents with Kris Jenner? There are reports the rapper wants to be in Paris, but Kimmy K wants to be with her famous family in L.A. One thing's for sure - Yeezy is going to shower the reality star with pricey gifts!


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James Franco Isn't Letting The Terrorists Win

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 9:53am PDT       By X17 Staff

James Franco's controversial movie, The Interview, may have been cancelled in the wake terrorist threats -- but that doesn't mean the terrorists took away his right to partay!

After news hit that Sony was cancelling the theatrical release of his satirical film with Seth Rogen, Franco partied down with Lady Gaga, performance artist Marina Abramović and wild child Courtney Love at the holiday party of friend Klaus Biesenbach, the Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art.

Franco posted the cozy pic along with the caption, "Holiday party with klaus and the ladies." Seems like the perfect way for Franco to forget his disappointment that his film will never see the light of day!

Umm that sounds like a wildly fabulous bash if you ask us!


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Stephen Collins Tells Katie Couric: "I'm A Human Being With Flaws"

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 9:08am PDT       By X17 Staff

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Stephen Collins wants you to feel sorry for him ... and it is just not working. The former Seventh Heaven Star, who has publicly admitted to molesting three girls, sat down to talk about the sexual abuse for an interview with Katie Couric, which airs on 20/20 on Friday.

“In 1973, there were two occasions when I exposed myself to this young woman,” he admitted to Couric. “Several months later, she came to visit and stay with us, with my first wife and me. My wife had gone to sleep, and she and I were watching TV alone together… I knew that something unthinkably wrong had just happened that I couldn’t take back.”

In the sitdown the 67-year-old said, “I’m a flawed person.” The former fictional pastor continued,“In the church, it’s actually one of the things I love about the church… it’s really one of the main things about the Christian faith, is you know, Christ said in so many ways, ‘Bring me that… which about you is broken, bring it,’ and most people are broken in some way.”

Saying you are "flawed" is really an understatement. "Flawed" is more like: "My apartment is messy even though I am 31-year-old adult who should know how to clean up after herself, or sometimes I yell at my mother when she doesn't deserve it, or I buy clothes for myself instead of shopping for Christmas presents for my family." "Flawed" is not: "OH I MOLESTED SEVERAL GIRLS!" We really don't think Collins is grasping the gravity of what he has done.

In October, Collins' sexual abuse was brought to light when TMZ published audio recordings that the actor's estranged wife, Faye Grant, secretly taped during a therapy session in which he confessed to abusing three young girls.


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Kris Jenner And Khloe Kardashian Go-Kart For The Cameras

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 8:40am PDT       By X17 Staff

They've got to keep up the action for their show!

Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick hit the tracks to race go-karts yesterday while the cameras rolled for Keeping Up with Kardashians, and you know that if E! wasn't paying her for this, Kris would rather be off making money elsewhere.

It's a little surprising The Lord joined in on the fun, considering girlfriend Kourtney just gave birth to their third child. We're dying to know their little boy's name! Let's hope they didn't take a page from Kimye's book and name him something completely absurd!


Angelina Jolie Is Labeled "Seriously Out Of Her Mind" In Latest Round Of Hacked Sony E-Mails

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 7:50am PDT       By X17 Staff

This keeps going from bad to worse!

In the latest round of hacked Sony e-mails that were leaked, Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal take another jab at Angelina Jolie, who the producer previously called a "minimally talented spoiled brat" in a previous exchange. This time, Rudin labels the A-list actress as "seriously out her mind" over their differing opinions of production on Cleopatra, which Jolie was set to star in.

The three of them were discussing securing directors for the project and the possibility of Brad Pitt's wife shaving her head for the role, but Rudin would occasionally remove the Oscar winner from the e-mail chain to say nasty things behind her back.

"The one thought I would ask you both is about her "bald". I think that made sense in earlier drafts but if we are saying every time she's in bed she has no hair or a shaved head it changes the sensuality. I wonder if we should keep it out and discuss as an idea with the director. But I worry we could scare off a director," Jolie wrote. "Kill me now. Immediately. We ought to make this with her and [Michael] Fassbender or [Tom] Hardy or [Benedict] Cumberbatch and go home. She's seriously out of her mind," Rudin wrote directly to Pascal.

Angie is never going to work with Sony again!


Kendall Jenner And Hailey Baldwin Work It At Lunch

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 6:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin may have just been at lunch, on Wednesday, but they were seriously workin' it in Beverly Hills after lunch!

The girls went to Cafe Panini for sandwiches and then Hailey topped off her meal with a chocolate ice cream cone. She's obviously not worried about maintaining her model figure ... and she shouldn't be! Eat up, girls! You're hot and a little sugar and dairy isn't gonna change that!


Gwen Stefani Hangs With Son Apollo

Posted on Thu Dec 18th, 2014 6:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Gwen Stefani took her nine month-old son Apollo to a meeting in Beverly Hills, on Wednesday. Perhaps she was having him weigh in on her new music for some record execs?

The Voice coach told this week: "Kids know if something is good or not. Like, even Apollo, I swear, when we play Spark the Fire, he totally dances ... I play everything for them and they tell me if they like it or not. They tell me, 'You've got to write a good song that everyone is going to like.' And I'm like, 'Okay I’ll try.'"

Gwen will show off her musical talents when she and fellow Voice coach Pharrell Williams will perform her single "Spark the Fire" at the People Magazine Awards tonight in LA. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the show will be broadcast live on NBC.


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