PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE INKS HUGE DEAL WITH AMAZON: Amazon Studios has signed an overall deal with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator and star of the Emmy-winning Amazon original, Fleabag. Deadline reports that the pact covers three years. The deal's size is estimated to be in the mid-eight-figure range.
MIKE ‘THE SITUATION' SORRENTINO SPEAKS OUT: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is ready for change after his stint in prison for tax evasion, he tells ET. "I definitely feel like I'm a changed man," the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star says. He continues: "It's fantastic. I have my beautiful wife next to me. I'm healthy, I'm sober, back at work with my best friends on the No. 1 show on MTV and just living the dream." He credits his wife Lauren with helping him stay positive while in prison.
WHY DEMI MOORE AGREED TO THREESOMES WITH ASHTON KUTCHER: In her new memoir, Inside Out, Demi Moore discussed her decision to have threesomes with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. (They were married 2005-2011). In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday, she explained: "I don't think it should be implied that he instigated. I think it was—and again in trying to keep the perspective on my story—he expressed something that was of a fantasy and it was in my efforts to want to please and be what I thought he wanted." What's the craziest thing you've done to keep a relationship going?
JON CRYER RESPONDS TO VIRGINITY-STEALING CLAIMS: Jon Cryer has been as transfixed as the rest of the nation with Demi Moore's juicy memoir, Inside Out (it dropped Tuesday). Trouble is, he's one of the subjects she covered in her tell-all. She wrote that during the filming of 1984's No Small Affair, she deflowered him. Spilled Moore: "It pains me to think of how callous I was with his feelings — that I stole what could have been such an important and beautiful moment from him." While Cryer, 54, doesn't blame her for making that assumption, she was off-base. He tweeted:"Well, the good thing about this is she doesn't have to feel bad about it anymore, because while I'm sure she was totally justified making that assumption based on my my skill level (and the stunned look on my face at the time), I had actually lost my virginity in high school." He added, "But she's right the other part, I was over the moon for her during a very troubled time in her life. I have nothing but affection for her and not a regret in the world."
MEGHAN MARKLE DOWNGRADES ENGAGEMENT RING: Meghan Markle opted to leave her mega-sparkler of an engagement ring at home while on tour in Africa with Prince Harry and their baby Archie. In place of her engagement ring and matching eternity band, she is wearing a simple Welsh gold wedding band and a turquoise marquise ring by Jennifer Meyer that retails for $250. She opted for the rings because she wants to be low profile during meet and greets, according to reports.
JOAQUIN PHOENIX SHUTS DOWN INTERVIEWER: Joaquin Phoenix stormed furiously out of an interview when asked if his Joker portrayal could incite mentally ill fans. "Aren't you worried that this film might perversely end up inspiring exactly the kind of people it's about, with potentially tragic results?" the critic asked Phoenix, noting his Joker was "an unstable, self-pitying loner with a mass-shooter mindset. He walked out, and agreed to return an hour later after his PR rep negotiated a conversation.
JESSICA SIMPSON REVEALS WEIGHT LOSS: Jessica Simpson, 39, took to social media Tuesday to reveal that she ended up weighing about 240 pounds while pregnant with her daughter Birdie. Since welcoming her six months ago, Simpson has dropped 100 pounds. She and husband Eric Johnson also share Ace, 6, and Maxwell, 7.