Kristen Stewart has apologized publicly to boyfriend and ‘‘Twilight’’ costar Robert Pattinson following tabloid reports she had a brief affair with her ‘‘Snow White and the Huntsman’’ director, Rupert Sanders.
Stewart, 22, issued her apology to People magazine on Wednesday. It was quickly followed by an apology to People from Sanders, 41, to his family. Stewart has been in a relationship for several years with Pattinson. Sanders is married and has two children.
‘‘I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,’’ Stewart said. ‘‘This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.’’
Sanders said he is ‘‘utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.’’
In its latest issue, Us Weekly published photos of the two in steamy and compromising embraces.
Stewart and Pattinson play lovers in the ‘‘Twilight’’ series, which is set to conclude in November with the release of ‘‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.’’ (AP)
A judge on Wednesday stepped into the turmoil roiling the Jackson family, appointing the son of Tito Jackson to serve as temporary guardian of Michael Jackson’s children in the absence of the family matriarch and in the midst of a feud over the pop superstar’s estate. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff temporarily suspended Katherine Jackson as the children’s guardian because she is in Arizona and hadn’t spoken with them in several days. He appointed Tito Joe ‘‘TJ’’ Jackson to serve as temporary guardian with the ability to control the hilltop home where the children live and to take on other supervision duties. Beckloff said there was no evidence that Katherine Jackson had done anything wrong but instead it appeared she was being prevented from fulfilling her role as guardian through the ‘‘intentional acts of third parties.’’ He did not elaborate. He also said the children — Prince, Paris, and Blanket — cannot be taken outside California without court approval. (AP)
Comedy Central’s late-night duo is sticking around. The network announced Wednesday that Jon Stewart has extended his contract to host ‘‘The Daily Show’’ through the middle of 2015. Stephen Colbert also signed an extension that takes him through the end of 2014 as host of ‘‘The Colbert Report.’’ Last week, each show was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Both men are also producers and writers of their shows. (AP)