THOMAS RAVENEL ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND BATTERY: Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel was arrested in South Carolina Tuesday and charged with assault and battery in the second degree. The 56-year-old left the Bravo show last month after multiple women came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. At the time, he said: "I'm not doing the show anymore. In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I've got too much to lose and informed them I'm not coming back."
PADMA LAKSHMI REVEALS PENS OP-ED ON HER RAPE: Top Chef host and model Padma Lakshmi is opening up about being raped when she was 16. In an op-ed for The New York Times, she discusses being assaulted by an older boyfriend. "While we were talking, I was so tired that I lay on the bed and fell asleep. The next thing I remember is waking up to a very sharp stabbing pain like a knife blade between my legs. He was on top of me," Lakshmi recalls in the essay. "I asked, ‘What are you doing?’ He said, ‘It will only hurt for a while.’ ‘Please don’t do this,’ I screamed." She says she was moved to open up in light of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying she didn’t report her attack either. Several GOP leaders have said the allegations couldn't be true because they were not reported.
MARTIN SHEEN OPENS UP ABOUT SON CHARLIE SHEEN: Martin Sheen attended an event benefiting The People Concern Monday, and while there, the 78-year-old told Us Weekly that he takes philanthropy personally in light of his 53-year-old son Charlie Sheen’s struggles with addiction. "The best way to heal is to help healing someone else, and it takes one to know one, so you can appreciate what someone’s going through if you’re gone there yourself," he said, reflecting on how his family situation has made him more connected to public service. "One of the great energies of addiction is the ego. It gets in the way of everything. When you start serving others, then the ego is removed from the equation."
RYAN REYNOLDS PARTNERS WITH VIRGIN: Ryan Reynold’s Aviation Gin is taking to the skies. Aviation will be available on Virgin Atlantic flights, and select passengers on September 30th will be treated to a "mixology" experience courtesy of several celebrity bartenders. Reynolds and Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson introduced the collab in a funny new spot, with the promise of more co-branded digital content to come.
HOLLY MADISON’S HUSBAND FILES FOR DIVORCE: Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend Holly Madison is splitting with her 44-year-old husband Pasquale Rotella, according to reports. The 38-year-old Playboy model and Rotella share two children: Rainbow Aurora and Forest. They got married in Disneyland in 2013.