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Bobby Cannavale gets to heart of film ‘Spotlight’

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Sunday, December 20, 2015, 9:52 PM

Actor Bobby Cannavale: “It's not okay to (molest) children. Period.”Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Actor Bobby Cannavale: “It’s not okay to (molest) children. Period.”

Bobby Cannavale really got to the heart of “Spotlight,” the new movie about the Catholic church’s cover-up of a child molestation scandal.

“It’s not okay to (molest) children. Period.” he told us, adding for clarity, “Period, period, period, period, period, period.”

Nonetheless, the “Ant-Man” star, who hosted the event to celebrate the film, told us that he’s still devoted to the church.

“I had an incredible experience at Catholic school, personally,” he told us. “Like, some of the priests that I grew up with saved my life in many ways.”

“I came from a broken home and they helped me get through a lot of things really in a solid way.”

The Oscar-hyped movie, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, John Slattery and Rachel McAdams, tells how the Boston Globe revealed the coverup of a child molestation case in 2001.

Cannavale wasn’t too excited about telling us the latest on his pregnant girlfriend, “Bridesmaids” star Rose Byrne.

When we asked how she was feeling, he said, ”Great!” but added, “Let’s not make that turn — I don’t want to talk about that.”

MEMBERS OF THE LESBIAN MOMS CLUB

Cynthia Nixon and Rosie O’Donnell have supped together at each other’s homes, but they’ve never worked together. At least not until now, in the off-Broadway show “Motherstruck.” (Nixon directed and O’Donnell produced). Although the two seem to get along, O’Donnell disagrees. “We don’t like each other at all,” she deadpanned to [email protected] “No, in fact, we have kids almost the same age,” she added before jokingly explaining they have a lesbian moms club.

RUBY’S RIPPED ABS

“Orange Is the New Black” star Ruby Rose called off her engagement to fiancée Phoebe Dahl last week, but that hasn’t kept her from working those muscles. The Aussie stunner shared a snap on Instagram of herself working out at the gym to prepare for a role in the sequel to “John Wick” with Keanu Reeves.

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Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover at at Madison Square Garden.

Enlarge Chrissy Teigen instagram posted on 12/19/15. Instgram

Chrissy Teigen instagram posted on 12/19/15.

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LOOKING GOOD, TRACY!

Funnyman Tracy Morgan poses for a cute selfie with wife Megan Wollover while sitting courtside at Madison Square Garden as the Knicks took on the Bulls. The lovebirds wed last August and have a 2-year-old daughter together.

MERRY CHRISSY & HAPPY NEW CHEESE

What do you get the accomplished amateur chef for Christmas? Why, a cheese wheel, of course! John Legend gifted his wife Chrissy Teigen with the circular parmesan goodie. “A cheese wheel to dump pasta and risotto in for years to come! My tableside serving game is bout to be liiiiit!” Teigen wrote on Instagram.

GETTING HOT IN CHI THANKS TO NELLY

Hip-hop star Nelly put in a surprise performance at Parliament Chicago. The crowd went wild as he got the party started with a medley of his biggest hits including “Country Grammar” and “Hot in Herre.” Later Nelly and his posse continued the party enjoying bottle service at their VIP table until the wee hours of Saturday morning.

DON’T MESS WITH KATE

A stripped-down Kate Upton takes a stroll to a pharmacy in Beverly Hills accompanied by her dog Harley wearing a shirt emblazoned with “Bruno’s Bitches” on the front and “Look Like Barbie, Train Like Ken” on the back.

Actress/model Karrueche Tran is spotted catching some rays. VEM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES/VEM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

Actress/model Karrueche Tran is spotted catching some rays.

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Mariah Carey instagram posted on December 20, 2015.

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SHE PREFERS RAYS TO SHARKS

Model Karrueche Tran soaks up the sun sitting poolside in Miami. The “3-Headed Shark Attack” star was later spotted intently reading the crime novel “Unbecoming.” Tran first rose to prominence as the on-again, off-again girlfriend of Chris Brown.

MARIAH’S A SNOW BUNNY

After capping off a string of Christmas shows at the Upper West Side’s Beacon Theatre, Mariah Carey jetted off to Aspen with boyfriend, Aussie magnate James Packer, taking time to post a picture clad in Dior snow boots. The “Emotions” songbird will be spending New Year’s Eve Down Under performing at her honey’s Crown casino and then vacationing with his kids.

James Brolin attends an evening with 'Life In Pieces' at The Paley Center for Media on December 14, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Imeh Akpanudosen

James Brolin attends an evening with ‘Life In Pieces’ at The Paley Center for Media on December 14, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. 

BABS’ HUBBY AMONG HER WORSHIPERS

James Brolin knows his missus Barbra Streisand is worshipped as a goddess and he’s fine with it. “I know that, and on top of that, I do,” Brolin proudly told [email protected] “We’re like this,” he explained, holding up two fingers together. “And after 20 years, can you believe it?” The “Marcus Welby” star revealed that Babs never warbles a tune around the house unless “she’s got an album or date coming up.”

QUOTES

“Ryan would have been obsessed with Martin Shkreli.” B.J. Novak on Twitter about his “Office” character.

“Put Adele in Star Wars and let’s create some buzz!” Billy Eichner.

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin have a good time Christmas's shopping in Malibu. ALMA/AKM-GSI

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin have a good time Christmas’s shopping in Malibu.

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Demi Lovato flashes her thighs before belting out some hits at the Jingle Ball in Miami.

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