Brad Pitt prevailed in the latest round of an increasingly acrimonious custody battle with Angelina Jolie, earning split time with their six children as their divorce moves forward. A Los Angeles court granted Pitt oversight of the children—ages 10 to 17—“four hours every other day on school days and 12 hours every other day on non–school days.” The order comes after Jolie, 43, accused Pitt, 54, of failing to pay “meaningful” child support. Pitt said he’s given Jolie $1.3 million to help pay the children’s expenses since the couple separated in 2016, along with an $8 million loan for Jolie to purchase her current residence. Pitt’s attorneys said he’s eager to spend more time with the children and called Jolie’s accusation a “thinly veiled attempt to manipulate media coverage.”
Matt Lauer has agreed to pay his soon-to-be ex-wife, Annette Roque, up to $20 million, says the New York Post. Lauer was fired as co-host of NBC’s Today show last November after multiple news outlets reported sexual misconduct allegations from more than a dozen of Lauer’s current and former co-workers. As divorce negotiations reach their final stages, a source told the newspaper, “Matt’s bending over backward to give Annette everything she wants because he feels so guilty.” Lauer, 60, and Roque, 51, have agreed to share custody of their three children, but could still clash over their properties, which include a sprawling Hamptons mansion they bought from actor Richard Gere for $36.5 million in 2016, and a New Zealand farm he bought the following year for $9.2 million.
Kevin Spacey’s latest movie earned just $287—that’s without any zeros—in its opening weekend, a humiliating flop for a production company that proceeded with the release after Spacey was accused of sexual assault last October. The true-crime flick, Billionaire Boys Club, was filmed in 2015 and is the first movie featuring Spacey to be released since actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances in 1986, when Rapp was 14. After more than 20 people accused Spacey, 59, of sexual misconduct, Netflix fired him from House of Cards. Billionaire Boys Club was released in just 11 theaters, with a top performance in Middletown, Conn., where it raked in $45. ■