ASHEY JUDD TALKS ABORTION: Ashley Judd is speaking out about her decision to have an abortion after being raped. At Tina Brown‘s 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday, the 50-year-old says that she was the victim of incest and sexual assault. “As everyone knows, and I’m very open about it, I’m a three-time rape survivor. And one of the times I was raped, there was conception, and I’m very thankful I was able to access safe and legal abortion,” Judd said. “Because that rapist, who is a Kentucky-ian, as am I, and I reside in Tennessee, has paternity rights in Kentucky and Tennessee. I would have had to co-parent with a rapist.” She also discussed Harvey Weinstein, who she has also accused of rape. (He denies the allegations). “I told the story of Harvey’s sexual harassment of me the moment after it happened,” Judd recalled at the Women in the World Summit. “My dad was with me and I came down to the hotel lobby and he still says to this day that he could tell from the look on my face that something devastating had happened…I told everybody about it, but no one was able or willing to listen. That was in June 1996.”
AMBER HEARD DETAILS ALLEGED JOHNNY DEPP ABUSE IN COURT FILINGS: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp may have divorced in May of 2016, but they are still getting into fights about who abused whom in court. In the latest harrowing filing, Heard details abuse she suffered at Depp’s hands, Page Six reports. Filed in response to a $50 million defamation suit he filed against her, she said that “About a year into our relationship, I began to witness Johnny abusing drugs and alcohol … On some occasions, when Johnny simultaneously used both illegal narcotics and prescription medications I have had to get him medical attention. Whenever he was using, I worried for both of us. He would become a totally different person, often delusional and violent.” She continued: “Johnny often would not remember his delusional and violent conduct after he came out of his drunk or medicated states. … Because I loved Johnny, I had believed his multiple promises that he could and would get better. I was wrong.”
THE OLSEN TWINS TO SELL CLOTHING LINE IN … KOHLS? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been designing the super high-end The Row for years, and now they’re giving the rest of us a taste of the chic life. They are set to bring their contemporary brand Elizabeth and James exclusively to Kohl’s later this year. “Kohl’s is doing a great job with innovation and thinking differently about omnichannel retail. We have always seen Elizabeth and James speaking to a much larger audience and this new business model with Kohl’s will allow us to achieve that,” Ashley explained in a statement. “Mary-Kate and I are excited to work with them building out additional lifestyle categories and curating spaces that will bring a new shopping experience to our customer.”
ANDERSON COOPER SAYS ANDY COHEN’S BABY GIVES HIM SIDE EYE: Anderson Cooper opened up about being an uncle to his bestie Andy Cohen’s newborn son Benjamin on Wednesday’s Late Night Stephen Colbert. The 51-year-old joked: “He’s got this side eye look, he’s very judgy. In general, I think babies are very judgy, but he’s particularly judgmental.” Colbert chimed in, “He’s looking at you like, ‘Who’s this bookish lumberjack?'”
EMMY ROSSUM’S NEXT GIG IS: Developing scripted content! The Shameless star shocked fans when she left the Showtime hit, but now Emmy Rossum seems ready to star in and exec produce scripted series. The first project will be NBCUniversal’s Angelyne, written by Nancy Oliver (Lars and the Real Girl) and inspired by features in The Hollywood Reporter about a mysterious billboard model in L.A. Her husband Sam Esmail is set to produce as well. “Emmy is an amazing talent and a force of nature. Over this past year we have had the pleasure of working closely with her as a producer and know firsthand that her talents know no bounds. We are lucky to have this triple threat in our family,” UCP and Wilshire Studios president Dawn Olmstead told THR in a statement.