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Robert Pattinson has packed his bags.
Following Kristen Stewart's public apology for having a fling with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director, Rupert Sanders, the 26-year-old actor has left the Los Angeles home he shared with Stewart, People has confirmed.
"I'm not sure they'll be able to recover from this," a source says of the couple of three years, who met making the "Twilight" series of films.
In seclusion and not in contact with Stewart, 22, the British star "is heartbroken and angry," says the source.
A "devastated" Stewart, meanwhile, described Pattinson as "the person I love and respect the most" in her apology following revelations of her indiscretion with Sanders, 41, a married father of two.
Before a cheating scandal rocked the lives of both Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders, the pair spent months together on the sets of "Snow White and the Huntsman."
While filming "SWATH," Sanders, 41, seemed infatuated with Stewart, 22, but it never went any further, a source tells People. One of the reasons could be that Sanders' wife, actress-model Liberty Ross, starred alongside Stewart in the film, playing Snow White's mother. Sanders even cast the couple's two children, Skyla, 7, and Tennyson, 5, as extras in the film's final scene.
But a photo unearthed from May shows Stewart and Sanders enjoying dinner with a small group, which included fellow cast member Charlize Theron, at Berlin's Monsieur Vuong Vietnamese restaurant.
Another source insists the hook-up between the young actress and director was far from a full-blown affair.
"She wasn't having an affair with Rupert. It was just a fleeting moment that shouldn't have happened," the source says. "She never meant to hurt anyone. She's a good person who just made a bad choice."
Sanders' father, Michael, spoke to People about the tryst between his son and the "Twilight" actress.
"From what I gather nothing really happened and it is all a lot of fuss about nothing. I should imagine it was something very brief," he said. "She is a very pretty girl and when you work that closely with someone for so long, sometimes things happen."
Michael also defended his son's character, arguing that he is far from the philanderer the press is making him out to be. "He is very honorable, hardworking and [a] dedicated father and filmmaker."
As for Sanders' relationship with Ross recovering from this shocking incident, Michael remains optimistic.
Former "Big Brother" contestant Willie Hantz, who played the role of the villain on the CBS reality series' 14th edition before getting the boot July 20, was arrested early Thursday morning for drinking and driving in Lafayette, La., E! News reports.
According to Cpl. Paul L. Mouton, spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department, cops were sent to an area filled with local bars around 2:30 a.m. to disperse a large crowd that was streaming out of several nightclubs. There, they spotted the 34-year-old reality star driving his car to the back of a parking lot where, for reasons unknown, he exited his vehicle and took off on foot.
After a brief pursuit, officers caught up with Hantz, and he was taken into custody on suspicion of being under the influence and booked on an OWI, or "operating a vehicle while intoxicated."
Hantz was released on $750 bond.
As reality mavens know, Hantz is the younger brother of "Survivor" scoundrel Russell Hantz, himself no stranger to Louisiana's Finest after getting collared in 2010 on a battery charge after allegedly shoving a woman at a nightclub.
Actor Russell Brand must perform 20 hours of community service and pay a $500 court fee to resolve a misdemeanor charge stemming from a confrontation with a photographer in New Orleans, the Associated Press reports.
Brand did not appear in Municipal Court in New Orleans on Thursday, but his attorney, Robert Glass, entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf to a charge of criminal damage to property.
Glass said that under a deal with the district attorney's office, the case would be dismissed if the actor provides proof he has completed the service requirement by Aug. 31. He said he is hopeful Brand may be able to fulfill the requirement through his charitable work with people suffering addictions.
nAfter what no doubt started to feel like forever, Michael Jackson's daughter Paris was finally able to tweet that her grandmother, Katherine, was back home again, E! News reports.
"grandma's here! #thankyougod," the 14-year-old wrote early Thursday, adding: "5 hours of sleep last night, been awake for 23 ... time to #hibernate."
However, while Paris has been very vocal via Twitter regarding her grandmother's whereabouts over the past week, her brother Prince has been silent. Until now.
The eldest of the late pop star's children tweeted the following regarding all the drama surrounding his family.
"I would first like to start off by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side.
"As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I'm really angry and hurt.
"The following image is of a group chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn't know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth."
Prince, 15, signed the tweet with his real name: Michael Jackson Jr.
As for the group text message he was referring to, Prince posted a screengrab from July 23 that read:
"This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!"
Meanwhile, prior to returning to her Calabasas, Calif., residence, Katherine herself finally spoke out in a taped statement to ABC News on Wednesday.
"I am here today to let everybody know that I am fine and I am here with my children, and my children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will. It's very stupid for people to think that," she said with Rebbie, Randy and Janet Jackson by her side in Tuscon, Ariz., where she has been resting at a spa for the past several days.
She added, "There's a lot of lies that have been put out there and I am going home to straighten them out ... So I want to say goodbye and I am on my way home."
Of course, home is a bit different now seeing how Katherine temporarily lost custody on Wednesday of her grandchildren. T.J. Jackson, Michael's nephew and Tito Jackson's 34-year-old son, was appointed temporary guardian of the three kids after Paris and Prince consented to being in T.J.'s custody in the absence of their grandmother.
First Published July 27, 2012 12:00 am