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National Enquirer April 13, 2020

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1 min.
plague-fearing ryan shuts down ‘idol’!

“AMERICAN IDOL” was in the middle of its West Coast auditions on March 16 when host Ryan Seacrest put his foot down and demanded everyone flee to the safety of their homes to escape the coronavirus threat! “Ryan wanted to do the right thing, and the right thing was to close the show before anyone came down with the virus,” said a longtime friend and associate. “And he pushed the celebrity judges to back him up!” Insiders said the united front of Ryan, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie swayed producers to shut down shooting for the foreseeable future on March 18. “They were likely to do so anyway, but Ryan gave an impassioned speech that made them realize that sooner is better,” the insider snitched. Despite his show of social responsibility, sources…

2 min.
ben and ana’s first big fight!

THE honeymoon’s over! Just weeks after winging with his gorgeous new galpal to Havana, Cuba, to meet her parents, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are slinging the mud in their first big blowout! The ugly showdown was caught on camera as the aging beefcake and his brand-new brunette beauty shared an uneasy weekend stroll through Hollywood. “Things were obviously tense between them,” said a spy on the scene. “They traded some very sharp words, and the rest of their time together was extremely icy!” While the hunk’s reps insist everything is fine, insiders said Ben’s constant brooding was wearing thin on Ana, who let him know in no uncertain terms she’s finding him a drag to be around! “They had a lot of fun to start off with, but he has so many…

1 min.
childless ellen lonelier than ever during pandemic!

DEVASTATED Ellen DeGeneres was rocked by the coronavirus crisis, which forced the funnylady to face her sorrow over her and Portia de Rossi being childless after 11 years of marriage, sources dished. The talk show queen, 62, took time during her self-isolation to post a heartbreaking Instagram video of her call to pals John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. When they put her on with their 22-month-old son, Ellen said, “Hi, Miles, I wish I had kids right now. I’m so bored.” While the moment was played for laughs, it also opened a window into her greatest heartache, according to sources. “It’s the darkest hole in her life,” an insider snitched. “And the biggest divide in her marriage” to 47-year-old Portia. “Being alone together in this pandemic has really brought that stark reality home!” In…

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sandra’s beau’s run-ins with law block adoptions!

SANDRA BULLOCK’S shutterbug beau, Bryan Randall, is struggling to clean up his shady past so he can adopt her two kids, sources said. According to insiders, the reformed bad boy has filed an application to “set aside” over a dozen charges — clearing the way to make him a daddy to Louis, 10, and Laila, 8. “Bryan has done the work getting clean and proved himself to be an amazing father figure for Sandy’s kids. Now he’d love to make it official,” a source revealed. “But adoption agencies do serious background checks, and he’s had many run-ins with the law that he has to clean up.” Bryan, 54, has been stuck like glue to “The Blind Side” star, 55, since 2015, when he photographed Louis’ birthday party. Before that, he served time after a 1988…

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bindi banned grandpa from rushed wedding!

RUTHLESS Bindi Irwin blocked her grandfather from attending her rush-rush wedding to Chandler Powell, The National ENQUIRER can reveal! The wildlife heiress, 21, recently tied the knot in a sudden ceremony at her late dad’s beloved Australia Zoo. But while she invited a handful of family, including mom Terri and brother Robert, there was no room for her grandpa Bob Irwin, 80 — and sources said he’ll be heartbroken over the snub! “Poor Bob was desperate to be at Bindi’s big day, so he’ll be very upset to have been overlooked,” an insider snitched. “He’s been quite frail in recent years, and it’s well known he was desperately hoping to patch up his differences with the family before it’s too late!” Bob had a bitter falling-out with Terri after Bindi’s dad, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve…

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avenger jeremy wants support payments cut during coronavirus!

BLOCKBUSTER “Avengers” star Jeremy Renner is blaming the coronavirus for making him too poor to afford child support payments! The actor, one of the highest-earning stars in Hollywood, reported a gross income of $740,778.50 per MONTH in 2018. But he claims the pandemic has “shut down … work options or income from performing,” according to court documents filed in his bitter custody battle with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco, seen by The National ENQUIRER! The filing says Jeremy, 49, pays $30,000 per month to support his seven-year-old daughter and wants that decreased to $11,000. Sonni, 28, struck back over what she described as “seven years of hell” with Jeremy: “It is very disheartening that in a time of global crisis there is yet another attempt to reduce funds I rely on to provide for our child.” And…