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Zayn Malik, left, and Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala in 2016.
Zayn Malik, left, and Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala in 2016. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)

What a lovely breakup! Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik both posted statements Tuesday on social media following the initial tabloid announcement of their split. 

And here’s the thing: Their statements are so nice and gushy that it almost sounds as if the bridging-the-pond couple, who were last photographed together toward the end of January, are still an item. 

“Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and friend,” Malik, 25, wrote in his tweet, which came out a few minutes before Hadid’s.

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“The View” panelist Joy Behar has apologized not only to Vice President Mike Pence but also to tens of millions of Americans who might have been offended last month when she likened Christianity to mental illness. 

Pence, whom Behar had previously apologized to personally over the phone, told Sean Hannity on Monday night that he thought Behar still owed an “I’m sorry” to his fellow Christians.

As a public figure, he said criticism was part of the deal, but for others “such slander” shouldn’t be. He specifically called out ABC, which broadcasts “The View.” 

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Richard Meier, architect of the Getty Center, signs autographs at the end of the Getty Center Inaugural Day on Dec. 13, 1997.
Richard Meier, architect of the Getty Center, signs autographs at the end of the Getty Center Inaugural Day on Dec. 13, 1997. (Anacleto Rapping / Los Angeles Times)

Getty Center architect Richard Meier has been accused of sexually harassing five women and will take a six-month leave of absence from his firm, Richard Meier & Partners.

Four women who have worked with the renowned architect and one who encountered Meier while he was working on the Getty described incidents of his exposing himself and other misconduct in interviews with the New York Times published on Tuesday.

The incidents allegedly took place in the late 1980s, ’90s and over the last decade, the newspaper reported.

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Lawyer Lisa Bloom, left, holds a March 23 news conference with Andrea Buera, who accused R&B performer Trey Songz of assault last month.
Lawyer Lisa Bloom, left, holds a March 23 news conference with Andrea Buera, who accused R&B performer Trey Songz of assault last month. (Greg Doherty / Getty Images)

The woman who accused R&B singer Trey Songz of assault last month held a news conference Tuesday alongside lawyer Lisa Bloom

Andrea Buera said she had been friends with Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, for years and recounted her version of the events of Feb. 17. 

“I was attending an afterparty when Trey began yelling at me, choking me, punching me, and ultimately he knocked me to the ground,” Buera said during her statement at the news conference at Bloom’s Woodland Hills office.  

Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."
Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." (Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.)

Professor Albus Dumbledore puts another of his magic students up to an impossible task in the first teaser for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Our sympathies, Harry Potter. You were not the first.

Released Tuesday, the film’s new trailer takes Muggles and no-majs back to the wizarding world’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where young Dumbledore (Jude Law in the “Harry Potter” prequels) enlists alumnus Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

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Heather Locklear is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning on misdemeanor counts related to a February incident at her home.
Heather Locklear is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning on misdemeanor counts related to a February incident at her home. (Richard Shotwell / Invision)

Heather Locklear is no longer facing  domestic violence charges after allegations that she hit her boyfriend last month, but her legal troubles don’t end there.

Officers from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic incident at Locklear’s home on Feb. 25, where the actress “was extremely hostile and uncooperative and at one point became combative with the deputies,” according to Sgt. Eric Buschow.

The Associated Press additionally reported that Locklear had kicked, pushed and shouted at deputies who arrived to investigate claims that she had been violent with her boyfriend.

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Imagine trying to watch “A Wrinkle in Time” only to have Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling crash the screening for a surprise upgrade to your theater experience. Because that’s exactly what happened for a segment on “The Late Late Show.” 

On Monday night’s episode, “Late Late Show” host James Corden interrupted a regular showing of the new Ava DuVernay helmed adaptation in order to share a 4D experience of the film. 

“Movies are always evolving,” explained Corden. “I’m proud to say I’m ushering in latest iteration of cinema: 4D. Four dimensions. Real people, acting out the movie live in front of a movie audience.” 

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If you have a microphone, you can help people. You can give them inspiration. You can raise awareness. I don't hold every rapper responsible to that, but I do believe that is my responsibility.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Common has got it all going on

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Nicole Kidman will star in "The Undoing," a limited HBO series based on the book "You Should Have Known" by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Nicole Kidman will star in "The Undoing," a limited HBO series based on the book "You Should Have Known" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Nicole Kidman will star in and executive produce HBO’s forthcoming David E. Kelley limited series “The Undoing,”  the network announced Monday. 

“The Undoing,” based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, will tell the story of Grace Sachs, a successful therapist who lives with her husband and young son. Grace must dismantle her life and start anew after “a chain of terrible revelations,” a missing husband and a violent murder. 

Kelley will write and serve as showrunner for the series. Executive producers will be Kelley, Kidman, Per Saari from Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories. A search for a director is underway, HBO said. 

Kerry Washington, left, and Reese Witherspoon will be stars and executive producers of a limited series based on Celeste Ng's book.
Kerry Washington, left, and Reese Witherspoon will be stars and executive producers of a limited series based on Celeste Ng's book. (Jean Baptise-Lacroix / Getty Images; Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Hulu has landed “Little Fires Everywhere,” a limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington based on the book of the same name. 

Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine will produce the series — its first venture as a studio —  along with Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios. 

Celeste Ng’s novel “Little Fires Everywhere” follows “picture-perfect” Elena Richardson and a newcomer to her Cleveland suburb, the enigmatic Mia Warren. As Elena’s children become drawn to Mia and her daughter, Pearl, Elena becomes determined to uncover Mia’s mysterious past.