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Cotillard denies affair with Pitt

French actress Marion Cotillard, 40, has broken her silence on her alleged involvement in the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie divorce.

In a lengthy statement on Instagram yesterday, she denied having an affair with US actor Pitt, whom she co-stars with in upcoming war romance Allied.

In the post, she also took the opportunity to announce that she is pregnant with her second child with French actor-director Guillaume Canet.

Cotillard said: "This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into...

"Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need..."I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment."

 

 

This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment. With all my love Marion Ceci sera la première et seule réaction que j'aurai concernant la déferlante inouïe qui à commencé il y a de ça 24 heures et à laquelle je suis mêlée malgré moi. Je n'ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au sérieux le tas d'absurdités déversées à mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j'aime, je me dois de m'exprimer. Pour commencer, j'ai rencontré il y a quelques années l'homme de ma vie , le père de notre fils et du bébé que nous attendons aujourd'hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j'ai besoin. Ensuite, à ceux qui me prétendent dévastée, je vais très bien merci. Ce genre d'inventions aberrantes ne m'affecte en aucun cas. Et pour finir, à la "presse", à tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincèrement... un prompt rétablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus sérieusement, je souhaite à Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j'ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion

A photo posted by @marioncotillard on Sep 21, 2016 at 4:43pm PDT

 

Meanwhile, it appears that even the likenesses of Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 52, are splitting up.

Their wax statues have stood together at the renowned Madame Tussauds in Londonsince they were unveiled in 2013 - until now.

Following news of their break-up on Tuesday, the wax museum has separated the figures.

A Madame Tussauds spokesman said: "Angelina is keeping Nicole Kidman company and Brad Pitt is with his (frequent) co-star Morgan Freeman."

Following news of their break-up on Tuesday, the wax museum has separated the figures (above, with Robert Pattinson between them.) PHOTO: TWITTER/ MADAME TUSSAUDS​

John Mayer to sell detergent, jewellery

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US singer John Mayer is moving into the lifestyle business.

The 38-year-old has collaborated with US household goods firm The Laundress to launch a scented laundry detergent, fabric wash and spray set, Out West.

He has also teamed up with US jeweller George Frost to produce a handmade unisex jewellery line.

Pieces from the line start from US$50 (S$68), with the most expensive trinket costing US$190.

The collection, available for purchase on Mayer's website, includes beaded necklaces and hand-woven bracelets, which feature his song titles Born And Raised and Neon.

Sales proceeds from both ventures will go to the Montana Association of Land Trusts.


Aileen Tan snaps pic with Aaron Eckhart

PHOTO: THE CELEBRITY AGENCY

Local actress Aileen Tan met US actor Aaron Eckhart on Monday at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Silk Road International Film Festival in Xi'an, China, and was star-struck by her celebrity encounter.

Eckhart, 48, is known for playing villain Two-Face in 2008's The Dark Knight.

"Wow, Aaron (Eckhart) the Batman Hollywood movie star attending the Xi'an Silk Road International Film Festival 2016... He is so friendly, this is awesome," Tan, 49, posted on her Instagram page.

She was there to promote her two-part nostalgic film Long, Long Time Ago, which was screened on Tuesday as the opening film for the festival's ASEAN Film Week.

She was accompanied by co-star Wang Lei and director Jack Neo, who also managed to snap photos with Eckhart.

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