Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal Start Charity Campaign for Mexican Earthquake Victims

Mexican actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal are asking for support on behalf of their native Mexico following the devastating 7.1 earthquake that rocked their homeland on Tuesday.

The natural disaster, which occurred on the anniversary of the country’s 1985 earthquake that killed 10,000 people, tore down homes, apartments and businesses and claimed the lives of more than 200 people.

Now, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star and Mozart in the Jungle Golden Globe-winner are teaming up to help garner more international support for the victims of the earthquake.

“For those of you asking how you can help Mexico, we’ve created a grassroots platform for raising funds that we will make sure go to helping those who need it most,” Luna wrote on Instagram, while encouraging people to check out the links on his bio.

The duo also created a video (above) to help spread the word. “As of recent reports, 273 people have died, more than 100 peopel are still missing. They’re estimating that 100,000’s of people have lost everything,” Luna says.

While Bernal notes that Mexicans have responded to the disaster with “inspiring and powerful solidarity,” Luna adds, “we still need help from those of you seeing this disaster from afar. We still need you.”

Their grassroots campaign is running through Omaze, which allows them to collect money internationally. They’re also “joining forces with Ambulante to raise urgently needed funds to rebuild hospitals, schools and homes that have been severely affected by this disaster,” according to their website.

“Ambulante is a grassroots organization which has organized community programs all over Mexico for the past 12 years. Ambulante will receive and distribute 100 percent of the funds directly to local organizations and social initiatives dedicated to helping those most affected by this catastrophe,” the website adds.

Luna, who has been posting to Instagram from on the ground in Mexico City, released a second video on Friday, showing the destruction in his city and once again urged people to contribute to his campaign.

Click here to learn how to donate.

Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Virtual Reality Company MindMaze as Investor and Advisor

Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in the future.

The Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist is joining MindMaze, a company developing cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality technology, as an advisor and investor, PEOPLE can reveal.

“MindMaze technology has already impacted the lives of many people, and it is poised to define the way we will experience and create content in the future,” said DiCaprio. “I am excited about the possibilities of MindMaze’s technology, especially for its potential to be a driving force in media and entertainment in the years to come.”

MindMaze focuses on bringing “next-generation mind-machine interactions through neuro-virtual and augmented reality technology,” according to statement from the company, which officially unveiled DiCaprio’s partnership on Friday.

“By enabling real time integration of signals from the brain with the environment through multiple technologies, MindMaze is bringing these innovations to market across multiple industries, including healthcare and now entertainment and media,” explained the company.

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“We are already seeing immense potential for the application of our technology outside of healthcare, specifically in entertainment, sports and social VR,” said Dr. Tej Tadi, CEO and founder of MindMaze. “As we continue to gain traction in these industries, the addition of Leo to our advisory board is a vote of confidence in our technology and road map for ushering in a new age of interaction between humans and machines.”

Not only does DiCaprio fit into the company’s plans to expand their presence in the entertainment space, the actor has a proven track record as an investor. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which works to combat the effects of climate change, has raised over $80 million since 2008.

Last year, his annual charity auction in St. Tropez, France raised a record $45 million and featured guests such as BonoChris RockMariah CareyTobey MaguireJonah HillNaomi CampbellBradley Cooper and Edward Norton.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Reunite After His Emmys Date with Lindsay Shookus

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are keeping it together for their kids.

Just days after Affleck came to suppport his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus at the Emmys on Sunday, the Justice League star was spotted alongside his ex-wife at a school function for their kids on Wednesday.

The duo, who have remained dedicated to keeping a united front for their kids — Violet, 11, Samuel, 5, and Seraphina Rose, 8 — dressed casually for the event and were seen walking amicably side-by-side around the school.

Affleck and Garner broke off their 10-year marriage in June of 2015, and officially filed for divorce in April. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time,” they said in a joint statement at the time.

Meanwhile, Affleck and Shookus, a producer on Saturday Night Live, made their relationship award show official for the first time at the 2017 Emmys on Sunday. The couple, who went public with their romance in early July, sat together at the star-studded ceremony, though they skipped the red carpet earlier. (Shookus took to the stage with her SNL colleagues when the show won outstanding variety sketch series.)

Affleck accompanied Shookus to the HBO afterparty, where they sat with Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Larry David and Jeff Garlin. One day earlier, the love birds joined David for a pre-Emmys date in Hollywood.

The couple took their relationship public three months after Affleck and Garner, 45, coordinated their divorce filings following nearly two years of separation.

A source told PEOPLE in July that Shookus was staying at Affleck’s home. Another insider added then: “The friendship’s been going on for a very long time but this is newer waters for them. They’ve been trying to take it slow but it’s progressing quickly. Their feelings are strong.”

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The two have been spending time together on both coasts since, stepping out for coffee runscasual breakfast dates and nights out. They recently vacationed in Maine together and were spotted heading to a movie theater in N.Y.C. earlier this month.

Just last weekend, the couple was spotted getting cozy as they watched the U.S. Open men’s finals at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in N.Y.C, where Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson.

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka Star Bernie Casey Dies at 78  

Bernie Casey, best known for his scene-stealing role in Revenge of the Nerds and as the star of I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, has died at the age of 78.

The actor’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE that he died peacefully in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday, surrounded by loved ones. He had suffered a recent illness and spent the past few days in a hospital.

In his youth, Casey was a record-breaking track and field athlete at Bowling Green University, earning All-American honors and a trip to the finals at the 1960 U.S. Olympic Trials. He was later drafted by the San Francisco 49ers as a top 10 pick, and played in the NFL as a wide-receiver for eight seasons, earning trips to the Pro Bowl.

He went on to star in a series of films and TV shows, like Harris and Company, one of the first weekly TV drama series centered on a black family. He ultimately costarred in over 80 different projects on the big and small screen throughout his career, including playing the head of the African-American fraternity in Revenge of the Nerds.

He’s also remembered for playing the fictional neighborhood hero John Slade in the blaxploitation film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, as well as his role in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and as James Bond’s CIA counterpart Felix Leiter in Never Say Never Again.

In addition to his work on the field and onscreen, Casey was known for his painting and poetry. A book of his artwork and poems, Look at the People, was published in 1969.

Gwyneth Paltrow Sounds Off on Goop Haters: ‘If You Want to F— with Me, Bring Your A Game’

Gwyneth Paltrow is taking off the gloves.

The actress, 44, has been fiercely defending her controversial lifestyle brand Goop as of late — especially since the recent launch of Goop Magazine — and she continued to taunt her haters in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m interested in criticism based on fact, not on projections,” she said. “If you want to f— with me, bring your A game.”

Earlier this month, the star-turned-wellness guru defended her brand as a surprise guest on The Late Late Show. Paltrow stood behind host James Corden as he relentlessly mocked Goop, which offers controversial health advice for women — and its new magazine, which featured Paltrow wearing nothing but mud on its debut cover.

“The cover features Gwyneth Paltrow lying down in mud,” Corden joked. “I can’t believe Gwyneth Paltrow beat out the competition to be on the cover of the new Gwyneth Paltrow magazine.”

He even mocked the cover, changing its name to Poop – “We actually fixed the cover to be more appropriate,” he quipped.

Poking even more fun at the star, Corden said, “Pretending to be down to earth has been Gwyneth Paltrow’s best performance yet.”

That’s when Paltrow chimed in, saying, “Hi, James. Just wanted to stop by.” She added, “James, I mean, to be fair, I think you’re being a little harsh. There are a lot of people that listen to the advice that we give in Goop.”

Members of Corden’s crew then proceeded to demonstrate some of Goop’s lifestyle recommendations like “grounding” — the website claims walking barefoot could cure insomnia — and “vaginal steaming” — which doctors have previously told PEOPLE is “probably not good for your vagina.”

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Nevertheless, Paltrow has already opened up her first Goop brick and mortar location in Los Angeles, and is even setting her sights on TV.

During her interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Paltrow announced plans to launch a show with the working title of The Radical Wellness Show.

“I would be going into the field and talking to any number of doctors, scientists, civilians, people in crisis in Flint, Michigan, where there is something to uncover and confront about wellness,” she explained. “We would want it to feel more Vice-y in its vibe, but we’re just in the brainstorming phase.”

But don’t expect an entire Goop network.

“Dude, then I’ll be hospitalized,” she joked.

Kevin Hart’s Alleged Accuser Steps Forward with High-Powered Lawyer

The woman at the center of the Kevin Hart sex-extortion scandal has officially identified herself and is ready to set the record straight.

On Tuesday, high-powered lawyer Lisa Bloom tweeted that she is now representing “the woman at the center of the Kevin Hart scandal,” identifying her as Montia Sabbag.

Sabbag, whom Bloom writes is an “actress and model,” will address the brewing scandal during a press conference Wednesday morning, the lawyer tweeted.

According to Bloom, Sabbag “was briefly involved with Kevin Hart a month ago. Since that time, she has been the subject of false, vicious attacks on her character.”

At the press conference, Bloom says she and Sabbag “will speak out … about the true facts of this situation, and will announce their next legal move.”

I represent the woman at the center of the Kevin Hart scandal. Press conference tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/X9KV3zYwfY

— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) September 19, 2017

The tweet comes after Hart revealed an alleged extortion attempt against him in an emotional apology video to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, and his children.

In the video, posted to Instagram, Hart claimed that there was someone who was trying to make “financial gain” from his misbehavior.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that federal officials are investigating an alleged blackmail attempt that reportedly includes a “sexually provocative” video of Hart.

“I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did,” Hart admitted in this apology video.

RELATED: Kevin Hart Apologizes to His Wife and Kids in Emotional Video After Alleged Extortion

TMZ previously reported that FBI agents believe they know the identity of a person who allegedly demanded money to not leak the video, which allegedly features Hart getting close with Sabbag at a club and then in a bedroom.

The outlet also reported that Sabbag is 27, lives in Long Beach, CA, and works as a stripper.

Sources told PEOPLE that Parrish is supporting her husband amid the allegations and that “there is absolutely no divorce talk.”

“She obviously knows about the cheating allegations. To her, Kevin is a great husband,” said the source. “Eniko is aware that Kevin has been accused of being a ladies’ man. She doesn’t care. He is her husband and he always comes home to her.”

The couple were spotted out for lunch together in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on Tuesday, marking the first time they’ve been seen together since Hart’s apology video.

Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks Out Against Leah Remini’s Claims That She’s a Scientologist: ‘I Practice Human Kindness’

Jada Pinkett Smith is clearing up her alleged ties to Scientology.

“I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech,” the actress, 46, tweeted on Tuesday, referring to terms invented by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who created the controversial religion.

“But I am not a Scientologist,” she continued, adding, “I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not.”

Her comments come after former church member-turned-activist Leah Remini claimed that Smith was Scientologist in an interview with The Daily Beast

I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not.

— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017

The Girls Trip star has previously denied her involvement with the church.

“I know Jada’s in. I know Jada’s in. She’s been in Scientology a long time,” Remini told The Daily Best. “I never saw Will there, but I saw Jada at the Celebrity Centre. They opened up a Scientology school, and have since closed it. But Jada, I had seen her at the Scientology Celebrity Centre all the time.”

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In her 2015 memoir Troublemaker, the former King of Queens star also mentioned seeing Smith and her husband Will Smith at a bizarre party at active church member Tom Cruise’s house, in which The Mummy star allegedly insisted guests play a game of hide-and-seek in his mansion.

Remini was a member of the church for 35 years before making her split public in 2013. Since she left, she’s been an outspoken critic of Scientology, claiming its practices are abusive towards its parishioners.

Her TV series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, earned her a Creative Arts Emmy at the Television Academy on Sept. 9.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s New Passion Project: How Three Young Doctors Saved Millions of Lives

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are shining a light on the remarkable true story of three young doctors who saved millions of lives by rethinking the way healthcare is administered in the developing world.

The film, called Bending the Arc, tells the story of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim (now the President of the World Bank) and Ophelia Dahl, who, while barely out of their teens, came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti and began transforming the face of global health care.

Telling their incredible story has been a passion project for the Damon and Affleck, who worked on the film as executive producers. The trailer above, debuted exclusively on PEOPLE, gives a first look at the doctors’ long and difficult journey to ultimately saving millions of lives.

The film begins thirty years ago, a time when much of the world was ravaged by diseases like AIDS and tuberculosis. That’s when Yong Kim, Farmer and Dahl met in Haiti and became fast friends, all sharing the same dream of bringing first-class healthcare to people in the third world.

They began small, pooling resources (sometimes even “borrowing” medical supplies from Farmer’s alma mater, Harvard Medical School) and setting up health centers in remote areas that had been largely forgotten by the outside world.

But when faced by a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the trio came up with a revolutionary and highly controversial idea to train their local friends and neighbors in Haiti as healthcare workers. Despite widespread resistance from the medical community — some of which argued that poor people were incapable of learning how to treat themselves — their model began to work.

Soon the program of training locals in the application of life saving medicines began to spread, first to Peru and then to Rwanda. They battled the deadly MDR-TB epidemic, treating dying patients against the policies of the World Health Organization and later went on to become the first doctors to treat AIDS patients in rural settings with full-courses of anti-retrovirals.

The success of their programs were undeniable, and before long, world policies began to change and millions of people, often on the brink of death, were saved. Yong Kim was even later appointed President of the World Bank, where he has vowed to change policy from the inside. 

Bending the Arc hits theaters Oct. 6.

Kevin Hart’s Wife Spotted Wearing Wedding Ring in L.A. as He Films in Atlanta Amid Extortion Scandal

Kevin Hart’s emotional apology seems to have worked.

The comedian’s pregnant wife Eniko Parrish, 33, was seen still wearing her wedding ring just days after an alleged extortion attempt prompted Hart to issue a mea culpa on social media.

Wearing a camouflage sweatsuit, Parrish’s enormous engagement and wedding ring were clearly visible as she took their dog Roxy to the vet in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The 38-year-old star asked his wife and children for forgiveness in his apology video on Instagram, claiming that there was someone who was trying to make “financial gain” from his misbehavior.

“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back,” Hart said in the clip. “And because of that I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn’t. You know, I’m not perfect. I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form.”

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He continued: “I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did. And in doing that I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who’ve I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids.”

Reports surfaced over the weekend that federal officials are investigating an alleged blackmail attempt that reportedly includes a “sexually provocative” video of Hart.

“Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt,” Hart’s rep confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE. “As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.”

TMZ reports that FBI agents believe they know the identity of a person who allegedly demanded money to not leak the video, which features a man who may or may not be Hart getting close with a woman at a club and then in a bedroom.

Officials have reportedly identified the woman in the alleged footage, and believe she or someone else attempted to blackmail the star.

Sources told PEOPLE that Parrish is supporting her husband amid the allegations and that “there is absolutely no divorce talk.”

“She obviously knows about the cheating allegations. To her, Kevin is a great husband,” said the source. “Eniko is aware that Kevin has been accused of being a ladies’ man. She doesn’t care. He is her husband and he always comes home to her.”

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The alleged extortionist reportedly told TMZ that he or she was trying to get money and expose Hart for cheating. The person also claimed to have seen Hart partying in Las Vegas last month, and accused the actor of cheating on Parrish with several women.

Hart, who’s dad to daughter Heaven, 12, and son Hendrix, 9, with ex-wife Torrei and is expecting a baby boy with Parrish, added that there are no excuses for his “wrong behavior” and described the situation as a “s—-y moment.”

According to a source, the family is focused on seeing the investigation through.

“The legal issue seems to be more important to the family than any sexual gossip that goes along with it,” the source said.

With reporting by LINDA MARX.

Watch Maisie Williams – 5’1″ – and Gwendoline Christie – 6’3″ – Rehearse for That Game of Thrones Fight

Game of Thrones withdrawal is setting in, but HBO is easing the pain by pulling back the curtain on one of this season’s most iconic fight sequences.

As part of their ongoing The Game Revealed series (which is a must watch for anyone who doesn’t want to wait until 2019 for more episodes), the filmmakers take fans behind-the-scenes of the epic sparring session between Arya Stark of Winterfell and Brienne of Tarth.

The sequence, which pitted the 6′ 3″ actress Gwendoline Christie (who plays Brienne), against the 5′ 1″ Maisie Williams (who plays Arya), was one of the most surprising and entertaining moments of a very eventful past season.

In the scene, Brienne, one of the deadliest knights in the Seven Kingdoms (just ask The Hound), brings her brute force style of fighting against Arya’s training as a nimble water dancer. But the sparring is all in good fun, as Christie’s character is one of the Stark’s sworn protectors.

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The clip gives a never-before-seen look at how the battle was shot, showing how the actresses trained for the fight scene, and how their stunt doubles were integrated into some of the trickier moves.

While they made it look easy, Williams — who fights with her left hand despite being right handed as her character is left handed — says it was far from it.

“To be fighting Gwen who is far over a foot taller than me and for her to be fighting someone who is far, far shorter than her its been a massive challenge,” the shorter star said in the video.

Her taller opponent said the fight was more than just swashbuckling.

“In a fight, it’s so much more than just choreography. Every movement says something about the character. It tells the story of these two very different warriors.”

It was a scene both Christie and Williams enjoyed filming, with the latter previously telling Entertainment Weekly“Working with Gwen was great fun. She’s been fighting people around the same height as her, and I’ve been used to fighting people who were close to my height, so we both had a lot to get used to.”

“Oh, it was really fantastic,” agreed Christie. “We worked really hard on it. It’s exciting when you learn skills on a job but even more when you get to develop those skills. It was exciting to see that development somebody else too, in Maisie.”

Kate McKinnon Makes First Appearance with New Girlfriend, Actress Jackie Abbott, at Emmys

Kate McKinnon, 33, has a new lady in her life to help celebrate her Emmy win tonight.

The Saturday Night Live star picked up her second win as a member of the sketch comedy show Sunday at the 2017 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, where she also made her first appearance with her girlfriend, Jackie Abbott.

McKinnon, who is Saturday Night Live‘s first openly gay female cast member, was seated next to Abbott in the audience tonight, and gave her a hug before accepting her award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

According to her website, Abbott is an actor, photographer and artist based out of New York City. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, she graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she “studied with Olympia Dukakis and worked for Susan Sarandon.” She was also a Tisch Drama Award recipient, according to her online resume.

Clearly the two share a sense of humor, with Abbott writing on her website that she was “dubbed a cheeky firecracker by her professors” and that she “is as passionate as she is a goofball.”

The duo were last spotted out together backstage at the hit musical Fun/Home on Broadway at The Circle in The Square Theatre on April 10, 2016 in N.Y.C.

McKinnon has previously spoken about being an LBGT comic, reportedly telling AfterEllen, “As minorities, we’re on the fringe, and there’s just something so wonderful about that perspective, something so inspiring. If you’re a part of that minority, you can make fun of those people while respecting them and lifting them up.”

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During her acceptance speech tonight, McKinnon, who famously played Hillary Clinton on the sketch comedy show, said that “being part of this season of SNL is the most meaningful thing I will ever do.”

She also thanked Clinton “for your grace and grit.”

She beat out competitors including Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), Anna Chlumsky(Veep), Kathryn Hahn, (Transparent), Leslie Jones, (SNL), Judith Light, (Transparent) and Kate McKinnon (SNL).

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Casey Affleck Officially Divorced from Summer Phoenix After Private Settlement

Casey Affleck is officially single. 

A judge signed off on his divorce from Summer Phoenix on Friday, according to court docs obtained by PEOPLE.

The Oscar winner, 40, will pay his now ex-wife, 37, spousal and child support as part of a prearranged confidential settlement.

According to previous court documents, the couple separated in November 2015 after nearly 10 years of marriage and 16 years together. They announced their split publicly last March.

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“Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated. They remain very close friends,” the Oscar winner’s rep told PEOPLE in a statement at the time.

Phoenix, an actress, model and designer, is Joaquin Phoenix‘s little sister.

The couple has two sons, 13-year-old Indiana and nine-year-old Atticus. They began dating in 2000, and, after six years together and the birth of their first son, they wed in June 2006. They were last seen at a public event together in 2014.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel’s Differences Were ‘A Factor’ in Split: ‘This Has Been a Long Time Coming,’ Says Source

Opposites attract, but Fergie and Josh Duhamel‘s differences ultimately played a role in their split.

“People close to them won’t be surprised that this ended,” a source tells PEOPLE of the couple, who, after eight years of marriage, confirmed they are breaking up on Thursday.

“A big factor is how different Fergie and Josh are,” the source adds. “In the beginning, it was what attracted them to each other and made them so fun to be around.”

Fergie is “fun and outgoing,” while Duhamel is “charming and relaxed,” explains the source. “But they come from totally different backgrounds and they wanted different things.”

In the end, their lives “were heading in two separate directions and are often apart because of work,” adds the source. 

While the split “has been a long time coming,” the source says, “Still, they both are obsessed with Axl and love being parents.”

A source close to the former Black Eyed Peas singer adds, “Josh is low-key and laid back. Fergie is more high maintenance and very focused on her career. He definitely wants more kids and has always wanted to be a family man.”

The couple confirmed their break to PEOPLE earlier in the day, saying in a joint statement, “With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple said in a joint statement. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”