LUANN DE LESSEPS AVOIDS JAIL: Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps has gotten out of jail free thanks to a Palm Beach County judge who says her guilty plea (to battery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication), 50 hours of community service and attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will suffice, Page Six reports. De Lesseps, 53, famously got busted on Christmas Eve and while being arrested for trespassing threatened to "kill" the arresting officers. She’s checked herself into rehab twice since.
LOUIS C.K. MADE RAPE JOKES? At his first stand-up appearance since admitting to forcing multiple women to watch him masturbate (and losing his deal with FX in the process), Louis C.K. cracked jokes that made light of rape, according to reports. A woman in attendance claimed several women in the audience were not there for it. One unnamed woman told Vulture: "There were at least four to five females that I could see, and three or four of them were not having it. They were just looking at him, deadpan, straight, not having it."
DID CUOMO SHUT DOWN WEINSTEIN PROBE BECAUSE OF DONATION? A firm that used to rep Harvey Weinstein donated $25K to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign six days before he called off the probe into the handling of misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Page Six reports. The law firm—Boiles Schiller & Flenxer—issued a statement to Capital and Main claiming the timing was a coincidence. "Neither Mr. Boies, nor anyone from his firm, ever discussed Harvey Weinstein or Mr. Vance with Mr. Cuomo, or anyone from his office, at any time," the spokesperson said.
QUEEN SUPPORTS MEGHAN MARKLE AMID DRAMA: Meghan Markle is getting support from her grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II amid family drama. The Duchess of Sussex has had a series of highly publicized estrangements from her father and siblings since she became engaged to Prince Harry. The pair married in May. "What may surprise some is just how supportive Her Majesty has been during the problems Meghan has faced with her family," a Buckingham Palace insider told Us Weekly. "Meghan is in a tough place, and the queen knows it’s completely out of Meghan’s hands. She has only sympathy for what’s been a difficult and distressing situation for her."
CHRIS PRATT AND ANNA FARIS SPOTTED OUT: Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are managing to keep things friendly post-split. The estranged duo were photographed hanging out in Santa Monica Tuesday morning, just a day after they were photographed out with their 6-year-old son Jack. The pair split in August of 2017 after eight years of marriage.