RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga Temporary Closes Her Boutique Following ‘Difference of Opinion’ with Business Partner

The doors to Melissa Gorga‘s boutique have closed — but only temporarily.

Nearly a year after the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her business partner, Jackie Beard Robinson, opened the doors to their Montclair, New Jersey boutique — Envy by Melissa Gorga — the two women are going their separate ways following a “difference of opinion.”

But although Gorga will no longer work alongside Robinson moving forward, she has taken the reins as sole business owner.

“Melissa Gorga is and has always been an owner of the Envy by Melissa Gorga boutique. Melissa and her business partner Jackie Beard Robinson have had a difference of opinion on how the store should be run and at this point Jackie is no longer involved in managing the boutique, but Melissa intends to maintain the success of the boutique by managing on it her own, and she is excited to open with a new inventory of Spring fashions,” a rep for Gorga said in a statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday about the temporary closure.

According to the boutique’s website on Wednesday, Envy by Melissa Gorga’s homepage reads, “We are remodeling our website and adding new inventory. Please check back soon!”

In January 2016, Teresa Giudice stepped out alongside her RHONJ costars to celebrate her sister-in-law’s store opening.

“This just felt like the next step, to kind of open a store,” Gorga previously told PEOPLE of opening the store after launching her HSN jewelry line last year. “It felt like the next move. It’s pretty exciting.”

Jerry Maguire Child Star Jonathan Lipnicki Reveals He Recently Got Advice from Tom Cruise: ‘He Is the Ultimate Professional’

Tom Cruise never forgets the little guys — even when they’re all grown up.

Jonathan Lipnicki, who played Renée Zellweger’s son in Cruise’s 1996 film Jerry Maguire, sat down with Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary. 

On the show, the now 26-year-old Lipnicki revealed that he recently sought Cruise’s advice on making the transition from child to adult actor.  “He gave me actually advice pretty recently like four years ago,” he revealed.

“I went over to his house because I actually — I cold-called his office at United Artists and asked for advice and, you know, he got back to me and I went over,” he explained. “A big part of his success he attributes to being on time and being polite to people and knowing people’s names and it was incredible to sit down with one of your favorite actors and have an hour-long conversation about acting,” he added.

Lipnicki said this was not the first time he heard about Cruise going out of his way for a younger co-star. Before he was cast in Jerry Maguire, another young actor had the part, and had already started filming. The other actor was forced to drop out, but Cruise made sure the kid didn’t feel like he was missing out by staying in touch throughout the production.

“Tom is so amazing that I’m really not surprised,” Lipnicki said of the story. “I heard that and I was like that’s Tom. I mean he is the best person to work with. And the fact that I got to work with him on my first movie really set a great tone for someone to look up to. He’s the ultimate professional. To this day, I see every Tom Cruise movie that comes out.”

Pucker Up! Amber Rose Calls Val Chmerkovskiy ‘My Love’ in Smoochy Snapshot

Are Amber Rose and Val Chmerkovskiy in love?

The model and the Dancing with the Stars pro might only have been dating for three months, but the model is hinting that things are getting very serious between the two.

On Wednesday evening, Rose, 33, shared a photo to Instagram of Chmerkovskiy, 30, kissing her while holding her face with the caption, “My love,” accompanied by a red heart emoji.

Rose competed on season 23 of DWTS and was paired with Val’s older brother, fellow pro dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy. At the end of October, PEOPLE reported that Chmerkovskiy and Rose were first spotted getting friendly at her birthday party. “They met through Maks and really like each other,” a source told PEOPLE. “It’s very new, but it’s going well.”

On Wednesday’s broadcast of her podcast Loveline, the mother of one opened up about her romance. “It’s amazing. It’s so good,” she shared with co-host Dr. Chris Donaghue. “It’s been four months and I love his family and everyone is great. Right now, it’s just absolutely amazing and I’m super, super happy.”

In early December, PEOPLE reported that the duo’s relationship turned official. “They’re solid and in a good place,” a second source told PEOPLE of the pair, who stepped out hand-in-hand in Los Angeles a week prior. “They’re both very happy with how things are going.”

And weeks later, Rose broke her social media fast by posting a picture of Chmerkovskiy, a.k.a. her “bae,” on social media. “When you said you were going to stay off social media until the New Year but Bae keeps posting hot ass pictures,” she captioned a headshot of the DWTS pro.

The adorable Instagram photo was posted hours after Maks and his fiancée Peta Murgatroyd welcomed their first child — son Shai Aleksander — in New York City.

“and just like that there’s a new purpose in all our lives. what a blessing,” Chmerkovskiy tweeted not long after his nephew was born.

Amy Adams Wows in Marchesa as She Picks Up Best Actress Award at National Board of Review Gala

It’s the most wonderful (and stylish!) time of year: award season!

Amy Adams was dressed to the nines for the National Board of Review Gala at the Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Wednesday evening.

The star, 42, donned a black lacy dress from Marchesa’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection that she accessorized with color-coordinated peep toe ankle strap pumps.

At the event, Adams accepted the Best Actress award for her sci-fi film Arrival, which was also hailed as one of the top films.

Naomie Harris, who wore Brandon Maxwell, took home Best Supporting Actress for Moonlight, while Octavia Spencer‘s Hidden Figures won an award for Best Ensemble.

Manchester by the Sea was the big winner of the night with victories including Best Film and Best Original Screenplay. In addition, the film’s star Casey Affleck won Best Actor and Lucas Hedges was presented with the Breakthrough Performance by Greta Gerwig, who wore Prada.

Also at the National Board Review soiree was Maggie Gyllenhaal. The actress stepped out in a patterned dress from Marni’s Spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection before presenting Hell or High Water‘s Jeff Bridges with the Best Supporting Actor award.

Next stop is the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards airing on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Four Arrested in Brutal Beating Broadcast on Facebook Live

Four people were arrested in connection with a beating of a man in Chicago after a Facebook Live showed the gruesome attack on Tuesday.

The 30-minute video, taken by one of the female suspects, depicts a white man tied up, his mouth covered, cowering in a corner of a room. His attackers, all African American, surround him, laughing and shouting “F— Donald Trump” and “F— white people,” as they kick and punch him, before cutting his forehead with a knife.

The 18-year-old victim was found wandering the streets late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Police said they believe the man, who is mentally disabled, was missing from his home and may have been attacked at a home about a block from where he was found by police, the Tribune reports.


During a press conference on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said all four attackers — two men and two women who are 18 years old — were in police custody and awaiting charges. The victim is not a Chicago resident and was “currently recovering from the incident.”


Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in the news conference that authorities were still determining what charges to bring against the four suspects arrested and that charging them with a hate crime is a possibility.

“It’s sickening,” Johnson said. “It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that.”

“If you commit an act of violence in the city of Chicago, you will experience the full weight of the Chicago Police Department,” he continued. “Tonight, four individuals have felt the consequences of their actions.”

Authorities said the victim knew at least one of the suspects from a school in the suburbs, according to CNN. He may have voluntarily gotten into a van with the group, but police are considering kidnapping charges.

The victim was detained for at least 24 hours and is “traumatized,” said Area North Cmdr. Kevin Duffin.

Anti-Trump Protest Planned for 2017 Sundance Film Festival

One of the jewels of the film industry, the Sundance Film Festival, is kicking off the new year as the location for an anti-Donald Trump protest.

The Women’s March on Main is organizing a march for anyone “who respects human rights, civil liberties, diversity,” according to their official Facebook page.

The protest will reportedly be attended by a mix of actors and filmmakers in town for the film festival, according to The Wrap,

Occurring in the midst of one of the most important weeks for the Hollywood community, the march was created as a way for those “in the creative and Park City communities” to “stand in solidarity with the rest of our country in demonstrating our respect for freedom, human rights, our safety and health, and in recognizing that the diversity of our country is our greatest strength,” as stated on their Facebook page.

The event is similar to the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., which has over 100,000 committed to attend so far. Other American cities are planning “sister marches” of their own on the same date, Jan. 21, including Los Angeles and New York City.

The Sundance Film Festival is not affiliated with the march.

Attendees for the festival include Salma Hayek, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara and more.

“We plan to make a bold and clear statement to this country on the national and local level that we will not be silent and we will not let anyone roll back the rights we have fought and struggled to get,” said Tamika Mallory, a veteran organizer and gun-control advocate who is one of the march’s main organizers, who spoke to The Washington Post about the D.C. march.

Although organizers for the D.C. event have insisted that the march is not anti-Trump, many within the group have fiercely opposed his political agenda.

“Donald Trump’s election has triggered a lot of women to be more involved than they ordinarily would have been, which is ironic, because a lot of us thought a Hillary presidency would motivate women,” Dana Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, told the Post. “A lot of women seem to be saying, ‘This is my time. I’m not going to be silent anymore.’”

Sundance officials predict nearly 30,000 people to attend the festival this year, The Wrap reports, while the Women’s March on Main event has about 1,000 RSVPs.

The festival runs from Jan. 19 to Jan. 29.