Ryan Gosling defended his Neil Armstrong biopic against criticism that director Damien Chazelle did not include the iconic placing of the American flag on the moon in the film. Gosling said it was his view that Armstrong’s moon walk, “transcended countries and borders,” according to quotes printed in the Telegraph, reportedly from a press conference at the Venice Film Festival. “I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling reportedly said. “I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”
Mel B’s ex-husband Stephen Belafonte went to court on Friday to fight for temporary custody of her two daughters. According to TMZ he is concerned for the children’s safety due to her drinking and he claims she has become physically abusive towards her two young daughters. Belafonte wants custody so she can go to rehab and get clean. The couple reportedly reached a settlement with the judge and the details are confidential.
Harvey Weinstein wants Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against him dismissed. In a court filing obtained by CNN his legal team refutes the actress’ claims the Weinstein sabotaged her career. Judd filed the suit in May saying that the disgraced producer sabotaged her film career after she refused his sexual advances. Weinstein allegedly told director Peter Jackson not to hire her.