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ICYMI: Ben Affleck is in rehab again, Idris Elba won’t be James Bond

Here's some entertainment news you might've missed this week.

Ben Affleck is reportedly back in rehab

Ben Affleck is reportedly back in rehab.

The Oscar-winning producer is said to be seeking treatment for alcohol addiction at a facility in Malibu, according to TMZ and People. His estranged wife Jennifer Garner reportedly staged an intervention at his home Wednesday.

Reps for Affleck and Garner did not immediately respond to requests for confirmation on Thursday.

The 46-year-old actor's personal struggles this week were accompanied by several unflattering paparazzi images. Photos on Wednesday showed a visibly upset Garner arriving at his Pacific Palisades home, and soon after that, he was photographed looking pretty worse for wear while going through a fast-food drive-thru with her.

Earlier this week, Affleck was photographed accepting a home delivery of beer and liquor, which TMZ reported was the tipping point for Garner, who shares three children with the "Justice League" star.

The "Argo" director went through rehab in 2001 and 2017.

Affleck and Garner announced their separation in 2015 and filed for divorce in April 2017 but still have not finalized the split. Meanwhile, the actor-director dated "SNL" producer Lindsay Shookus for about a year, but news of their split came earlier this week when he was spotted out with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton.

Los Angeles Times (TNS)

License to spill? Idris Elba says he’s not the next 007

Idris Elba stirred fans' hopes, then left them shaken.

The British actor helped fuel speculation that he will be the next James Bond last week when tweeted a selfie and wrote "my name's Elba, Idris Elba," echoing the famous 007 catchphrase.

But now Elba has denied he'll be replacing Daniel Craig as 007. Asked by a reporter from ITV's "Good Morning Britain" if she was looking at the next Bond, Elba promptly replied: "No."

Craig has starred in four Bond films and is set to return in the still-untitled "Bond 25." On Tuesday, Craig and the producers announced that director Danny Boyle had left the film due to "creative differences."

Associated Press

Rapper Post Malone recounts harrowing flight after wheels fly off his plane

Post Malone nearly died in a plane crash – somebody get him a drink.

The bad boy musician, whose plane had to make an emergency landing after its wheels flew off Tuesday, seemed rattled, but unbowed after he disembarked.

"I hate flying in general. I don't even know what to say, man. I'm shook," the rapper, real name William Richard Post, told TMZ in a brief interview moments after getting off his hobbled Gulfstream IV. "We're here . we're here on earth and I need a beer. And some wine at the same time."

Post Malone's plane was forced to circle in the air for nearly five hours Tuesday after it departed from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and lost two of its tires after takeoff. The plane managed to make an emergency landing in Newburgh, N.Y., at 3:45 p.m., after pilots burned more than 3,000 gallons of excess fuel.

There were 15 people on the plane, including Malone and his entourage.

After landing, Malone took to Twitter to blast his critics. "I landed guys," he tweeted. "Thank you for your prayers. Can't believe how many people wished death on me on this website. F— you. But not today."

New York Daily News (TNS)

Lost Mick Jagger-Carly Simon duet found after more than 45 years

A lost Mick Jagger duet with Carly Simon has been found more than 45 years after it was first recorded.

The song, apparently never heard in public, appears to have been recorded in 1972 and was found recently on a tape owned by Rolling Stones collector Matt Lee.

Believed to be named "Fragile," at least according to Rolling Stones fan websites, the song is a slow love ballad that has Jagger and Simon seemingly sitting together at a piano and singing.

Simon spoke about the lost duet in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine about two years ago, saying the tape of the recording had been lost for decades. When the song ends, a female voice believed to be Simon's gasps: "Good song."

Associated Press

Janet Jackson to receive award at Black Girls Rock awards

Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards.

The Grammy winner will be honored as a "phenomenal woman in music," organizers said Thursday. Jackson recently released "Made for Now," her single with Daddy Yankee.

Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. BET Networks will air the special celebrating the accomplishments of black women on Sept. 9. (In other news, Queen Latifah will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.")

Other award recipients include Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison. Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will be presented with the black girl magic award and Jamison will receive the living legend award for her work in dance and choreography.

In other news …

ARRESTED: Country singer Gretchen Wilson was arrested at a Connecticut airport Tuesday night after causing a disturbance, state police said. Wilson, 45, was charged with breach of peace.

GUILTY: 28-year-old Kieffer Delp, a boyfriend who appeared on Teen Mom 2, has pleaded guilty to running a meth lab in Pennsylvania. In a deal, he pleaded guilty to operating a meth lab, possession with the intent to deliver and risking a catastrophe.

OFFICIAL: Priyanka Chopra, 36, and Nick Jonas, 25, confirmed on their respective Instagram accounts last weekend that they are engaged. They had an official engagement ceremony in India.

LEGAL NEWS: Stan Lee's restraining order against a former business manager was extended for three years late last week. Lee's family has accused Keya Morgan of elder abuse.

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