OUSTED CBS CHIEF LES MOONVES SETS UP NEW VENTURE: Les Moonves has set up three new ventures under the name Moon Rise. The former CBS CEO was forced out under a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations, and just weeks later, he filed with the California Secretary of State dated October 30, 2018, listing himself as the sole manager of ventures devoted to “entertainment services,” “film and television production” and “streaming services and distribution.” Moonves is reportedly set up in a 10th-floor office on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. CBS and Moonves are still duking it out over his $120 million severance package.
PRINCE PHILIP GIVES UP DRIVER’S LICENSE: Three weeks after getting into a car crash, the 97-year-old Prince Philip has surrendered his driver’s license. “After careful consideration, The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence," a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told ET. The Queen’s husband, who has retired from public life, was driving a Range Rover on January 17th, when he crashed his vehicle into a Kia. One of the passengers broke her arm, but Duke and the driver were unscathed.
MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY TRAVEL TO MOROCCO: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be heading to Morocco at the end of the month, Kensington Palace has revealed, explaining it was "at the request of Her Majesty's Government." Meghan will be about eight months pregnant when she travels. Kate Middleton and Prince William made a trip to Sweden and Norway when she was about six months pregnant with Prince Louis. “It will build on the close relationship between the U.K. and Morocco,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said of their trip. “The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to the visit which will highlight the vital roles that girls’ education and youth empowerment are playing in, and shaping, modern Morocco.”
BEKAH MARTINEZ SHARES DAUGHTER’S NAME: A week after welcoming her first child in Los Angeles, Bachelor alum Bekah Martinez, 23, is sharing her name with the world. She wrote on Instagram: “Introducing… Ruth Ray De La Luz Leonard (aka Ruthie Ray).” She shares Ruthie Ray with boyfriend Grayston Leonard, and said of the name: “Ruth= Grayston’s grandmother’s name, and one of my favorite biblical stories. Hebrew for friend or companion. De La Luz= My dad’s middle name. Spanish for ‘of the light’. A tribute to my Mexican heritage. Leonard= Her Daddy’s last name. Ruthie Ray is too damn cute.”
IS PAUL WESLEY MARRIED? It seems that The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley is officially taken. E! News reports that he and Ines de Ramon are married. They kept their status under wraps, and don’t even walk the red carpet together, but shots of them wearing matching bands sparked speculation, and E! claims it confirmed the scoop with inside sources.
ELLEN DEGENERES GRILLS KENDALL JENNER ON RELATIONSHIP WITH BEN SIMMONS: Are they or aren’t they? Ellen DeGeneres took one for the team and absolutely grilled Kendall Jenner about the real status of her on-again off-again relationship with NBA star Ben Simmons. "Obviously, you're dating this guy who's on this [Philadelphia] 76ers—is that what it's called?…I don't know basketball," DeGeneres said. "How long have you been dating him?" Jenner was characteristically tight-lipped, saying only, “For a bit now.” DeGeneres didn’t stop there. She asked, So, Kylie is now is going to have another baby?" she asked, in reference to a recent Instagram post in which she captioned a pic of herself and boyfriend Travis Scott, "baby #2?" Kendall said: "She is not. I think she was just like we are looking good and we're really into each other and maybe baby number two is gonna happen…they're practicing. Right? Is that what you call it?"