Back in 2017, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor announced their marriage was done after 17 years. But a couple of years later, it looked like Movie Marcia Brady, and Zoolander were back together. Ben and Christine are a married couple again . Christine was a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show yesterday and talked about what brought them back together. While quarantine taught some couples that they can’t stand each other, it did the opposite for Ben and Christine. “There were no other distractions,” she explained. Well, no distractions, except for that one time when Nepo Baby Ben defended nepo babies on Twitter before that was even a thing.
This week Ben Stiller’s interview with Esquire made headlines when he revealed that he and wife Christine Taylor got back together during the pandemic after separating in 2017. Now for another personal revelation from the interview: Ben says his daughter, 19-year-old Ella, called him out for not being around when she was a kid. 56-year-old Ben says Ella is “pretty articulate about it” (thanks, therapy!), and it’s not an easy thing to hear. He explains that he felt the same way about his own parents, late comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, and he always thought “Well I won’t do that.” Alas, Ben’s Hollywood dreams got in the way. Papa, can you hear me? Papa, can you see me? Papa, can you call me between takes on Little Fockers?
In 2017, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separated after 18 years together and 17 years of marriage. They never filed for divorce. And two years later, rumor had it that these two crazy kids were back together as they were seen around town together both with and without their kids, 19-year-old Ella Olivia, and 16-year-old Quinlin Dempsey. Well, now these two are officially back together and Ben has confirmed it. Tsk! Of course, the nepotism baby gets the good Hollywood divorce that never gets filed and then circles back into a happy marriage.
Tori Spelling. Scott Eastwood. Chet Hanks. Luminaries all, to name but a few. And for every Viola Davis or Sir Anthony Hopkins, there’s an equally gifted entertainer who had to work just a little bit harder to overcome the stigma of nepotism. Or so says Julia Roberts’ Niece (I presume). Film critic Franklin Leonard got the conversation about nepotism in Hollywood popping on Twitter this week when he posted and commented on a press release for a new short film directed by Steven Spielberg’s daughter Destry Spielberg, written by Stephen King’s son Owen King and starring the jewel in the crown of the Robin Wright/Sean Penn Family Players Hopper Penn. Franklin responded to the press release with, “Hollywood’s a meritocracy, right?” And Ben Stiller didn’t think that was very cool.
The world got a lot less funny today. Comedy legend Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes at the age of 92. Woof. A big ol’ “fuck you” to this May weekend for taking out icon after icon after icon after icon. Quick, somebody check on Angelyne!
Leave it to Beaver (AKA Brandi Glanville of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) to flap them trout lips and give us the gossip. The accredited slut for drama was recently on the Everything Iconic podcast, where she let us know all about the famous Hollywood mens (besides Gerard Butler) that she’s had the honor of hooking up with. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to keep your name out there, like letting everyone know who you’ve done. Continue reading