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BLACK-ISH CREATOR KENYA BARRIS INKS DEAL WITH NETFLIX: Writer and producer Kenya Barris (Black-ish, Grown-ish, Girls Trip) has signed an eye-popping $100 million three-year overall deal with Neflix to produce new series, Variety reports. Precise details TBD, but Netflix said that Barris will "continue to create stories that reflect culture through an urban, youth and female focused lens." The size of the deal puts him the same neighborhood as Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON EARNS MOST BANK: Scarlett Johansson topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid actresses in 2018. She quadrupled her 2017 earnings, raking in an estimated $40.5 million thanks in part to her role as Black Widow in the Avengers films. ScarJo officially dethroned Emma Stone, who didn’t even make the top 10 this year. Coming in second is Angelina Jolie, who earned most of the bank via the forthcoming Maleficent 2. Jennifer Aniston made number 3, earning $19.5 million for her endorsement deals with Smartwater, Aveeno and Emirates airlines. Hot on her heels is Jennifer Lawrence with $18 million, and rounding out the top five is Reese Witherspoon with $16.5 million.

SOPHIA LOREN OPENS UP ABOUT #METOO: Sophia Loren, 83, spoke out about #MeToo, admitting that it has been difficult for her to talk about the scandals that have rocked Hollywood. "It’s very difficult to talk about this scandal and it does give me the chills thinking about it," she said. Loren says she never had to personally face harassment because her late film producer husband Carlo Ponti was often with her. "Maybe I was lucky to have met the right person at the right time," she said. "My life has been very serene." She married Ponti in 1966; they remained together until his death in 2007 at age 94.

LENA DUNHAM ADMITS SHE LOVES DRESSING LIKE A ‘FULL-SCALE BABY’: In an essay for InStyle’s September issue, Lena Dunham confessed that she "peaked at the age of six." As a 6-year-old, Dunham wrote, "I was everything I’d ever wanted to be (formidably adorable), everywhere I ever wanted to go (my bedroom) and hanging with the hottest company in town (my parents). So, like the high school quarterback who can’t stop milling around the football field well into middle age, I have just continued to dress like a full-scale baby." To this day, she simply can’t "buy enough" rompers, blouses with Peter Pan collars and baby-doll shifts.

REESE WITHERSPOON, JENNIFER GARNER, MAHERSHALA ALI TO STAND UP TO CANCER: 2018’s Stand Up to Cancer Fundraising Special on September 7th is going to be a star-studded event. Co-exec producer Bradley Cooper said: "As someone whose family has been significantly touched by cancer, I am proud to again have the privilege of co-executive producing this year's Stand Up to Cancer telecast." Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Mahershala Ali, Keith Urban, Matthew McConaughey and Ed Helms will all appear when the commercial-free program airs live over several channels. Since the first telecast ten years ago, the event has reportedly received $480 million in pledges, contributing to new treatments and therapies.

RHOD SAYS SIZE 6 IS TOO BIG: Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas star D’Andra Simmons says there’s "huge pressure" to be tiny in Texas. "All the women have to be glamorous and thin and basically look like they’re stepping out of a photo shoot every time they leave their house," she told Page Six. "My mother has perfected the smokey eye at 8 a.m.! So she’s never been overweight a day in her life. She’s just this gorgeous, I mean statuesque woman and she always has been. And to keep up with all the beautiful women and what you’re supposed to be — you’re supposed to be glamorous. You’re supposed to be classy. You’re supposed to be thin. A size two would be preferable. I’m a size six so I’m a little bit over the limit!"

ANGELA BASSETT STUNS IN BIKINI ON 60th BIRTHDAY: Angela Bassett shared a sizzling bikini selfie on Instagram, proving age is seriously just a number for her. The Black Panther star captioned the shot: "Happy Birthday to all my Leo brothers and sisters. Let’s eat cake!"

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JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO ‘VEEP’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back! The Emmy Award-winner made a victorious return to HBO's Veep last week for the first table read, but before she filmed her first scene for season 7, she assembled the crew and thanked them for their support. (Louis-Dreyfus recently took time off to battle breast cancer and heal).

"I really appreciate everyone coming back and working it out to come back," the actress said in an Instagram video right before shooting the first take of Season 7. "I’m very grateful. Thank you very much. Love you guys Season seven!"

"Before the first shot of season 7 of @veephbo. So deeply grateful to be back together with all these superb people," she captioned the video.

Filming of season 7 was postponed in 2017 after she was diagnosed with cancer. The 57-year-old went through four rounds of chemotherapy and surgery since then.

In February, post-surgery, she wrote on Instagram, "Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, ‘F–k you!’"

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RUTH WILSON SAYS SHE CAN’T SAY WHY SHE LEFT ‘THE AFFAIR’

Mum’s the word. Ruth Wilson appeared on CBS This Morning, granting her first interview since it was revealed that her character Alison Bailey had been killed in the August 5th episode of Showtime’s The Affair.

And while she said she’d asked to leave, she also noted she’s "not allowed to talk about why," prompting (of course), a flurry of speculation on the subject. When host Gayle King pressed her on whether her exit could be linked to her salary, she said: "I've never complained to Showtime about pay parity."

Interestingly, in February, she’d told Radio Times that her male cohort Dominic West "definitely gets more" money than her on the series. "Certainly when I signed up to that project, I would have got paid less," she said. "Then the producers might argue, 'Well, he's already done a major American TV show The Wire, so he's already got a level.' But even after a Golden Globe, I'm not going to be on parity. So he definitely gets more than me. I mean, I don't know what the figure is, but I'm sure he does."

Showrunner Sarah Treem told The Hollywood Reporter of her decision to leave: "That was a request, so that was decided basically before we started writing. It wasn't a discovery of any kind. That was very deliberate. And actually, we shot all of her work first. Her whole storyline was shot before we shot anything else."

Late in the day Thursday after much speculation, Showtime issued a statement, contradicting both of them and claiming the decision had been mutual. "We can’t speak for Ruth, but heading into season four everyone agreed the character’s story had run its course. Ultimately, it felt like the most powerful creative decision would be to end Alison’s arc at the moment when she had finally achieved self-empowerment," Showtime said. "The impact of her loss will be felt as the series concludes next season. We thank the many fans who embraced the character of Alison and especially thank Ruth for her indelible work over the past four seasons."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

CHRIS PRATT TALKS JAMES GUNN: "It’s not an easy time," Chris Pratt says of James Gunn getting fired from the Guardians franchise by Disney after old, offensive tweets that made light of rape and pedophilia surfaced. He and the rest of the Guardians cast have previously issued statements in support of Gunn, asking that Disney reconsider its stance. "We all love James and he’s a good friend of ours, but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy," he said. "It’s a complicated situation for everybody."

KELSEY GRAMMER TATTOOED WIFE’S NAME ON CROTCH: Kelsey Grammer has an innovative tactic for preventing adultery. The Frasier star told Conan O’Brien that he got his wife’s name tattooed on his crotch to discourage cheating. "It was more of sort of an ownership thing," he said. "My wife said, ‘Why don’t you get a tattoo?’ I guess maybe it was based on the idea that if ever I thought maybe a peccadillo outside the marriage was a good idea, that whoever might be, you know, would read this particular piece of equipment was already signed and owned by someone named Kayte." Grammer, 63, began dating Kayte Walsh, 39, while he was still married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer. Their split was documented on the Bravo show. He and Walsh married in 2011 two weeks after the divorce became official.

NEV SCHULMAN AND LAURA PERLONGO EXPECTING NO. 2: Baby on board! Catfish host Nev Schulman and his wife Laura Perlongo shared the happy news on Twitter Wednesday. "WE GOTTA BUN IN THE OVEN! see ya in January lil' guy," Nev wrote along with a picture of him, Laura and their daughter Cleo James gazing at a bread bun in a real oven. They welcomed Cleo in October of 2016. Eight months later, the pair married at his father’s home in the Hamptons. YouTuber Casey Neistat officiated.

JUDGE SHUTS DOWN JESSE WILLIAMS’ ATTEMPT TO LOWER CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS: Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has been denied his request for a new trial after a judge ordered him to pay $50,000 a month in child support, The Blast reports. Williams and ex Aryn Drake-Lee share two children.

POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF LYRIC MCHENRY: The New York Police Department has opened an investigation into the death of reality star Lyric McHenry, reps tell E! News. McHenry, who appeared on EJ Johnson’s EJNYC was found dead Tuesday after a birthday celebration in New York. An autopsy is being conducted to determine cause of death.

ASHLEY JACOBS AND THOMAS REVENEL SPLIT: Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs have split after more than a year together, she revealed via Instagram Live. "I don’t want to comment but there are just some things I’m trying to handle privately," she said. "Before I say too much, I love Thomas and I’ll always love Thomas. I’ll always care about him." She added that she’s gained 10 pounds and started working out again. Their relationship hit a rough patch after Ravenel was accused of sexual assault by two women. He shares Kensie, 4, and Saint, 2, with his ex.

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DOES MEGHAN MARKLE’S RIFT WITH DAD GO WAY BACK?

Meghan Markle’s father Thomas, 74, is clearly here for his time in the spotlight, but fans are wondering if he’s ever been there for his daughter.

It has come to fans’ attention that Thomas, who famously skipped Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry after a scandal about staged paparazzi photos broke, also failed to attend her first wedding to producer Trevor Engleson. Twitter, of course, has dragged him for missing the first wedding. One user slammed the "vindictive narcissistic dad" who "never came to Meghan's first wedding."

The pair got married in Jamaica in 2011. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, attended both ceremonies.

CLOTHING LINE

Meanwhile, the Duchess’ estranged sister Samantha announced his plans to launch a menswear collection on Twitter.

"So excited about my father’s new #clothing line for men!" Samantha wrote on her private feed. "Will keep you posted!"

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JIM CARREY OPENS UP ABOUT LEAVING HOLLYWOOD

Jim Carrey, 56, sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a revealing chat about his disgust with Hollywood, and why he decided to return. He also shared insight into his troubled childhood.

The Dumb and Dumber star admitted that he "just didn’t want to be in the business anymore. I didn’t like what was happening, the corporations taking over and all that. And maybe it’s because I felt pulled toward a different type of creative outlet and 
I really liked the control of painting — of not having a committee in the way telling me what the idea must be to appeal to a four-quadrant whatever."

Carrey is making a return though, via Showtime’s Kidding. But he isn’t here "in the same way," he said. "I don’t feel I’m little Jim trying to hang on to a place in the stratosphere anymore — I don’t feel like I’m trying to hold on to anything."

Recently, Carrey has made a splash with his political cartoons lambasting President Donald Trump’s administration and current affairs (from his meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un to the Space Force).

"I didn’t know why I was doing it initially and, as usual, a year
 or two later, I wake up and realize that I’ve been given a spiritual answer through it," he commented. "I’ve been on the journey of identity, 
of who am I, and that’s it. That’s the question. If there’s an ‘it’ in this world, it’s ‘Who am I?’ There is no ‘I,’ and yet it has a shape. 
See what I mean?"

ON ROUGH CHILDHOOD

Carrey also talked about his painful past, revealing that his mother battled addiction for most of his childhood.

"My mom was addicted to pain medication. She was very sick in a lot of ways. She was lovely, too, but she was a child 
of alcoholics and she had issues. And that’s not intentional abandonment — she was always there for me, she was always there in the house — but if you’re high on painkillers, that’s abandonment. 
I guess we’re all abandoned to 
a certain extent, all of us in some way or another by something 
or someone, and that forms in us our belief about ourselves," the actor added.

As a result, he says he started running with a tough crowd, his grades suffered and he began to"blame the world" for his family’s issues. But things started to look up when his out of work father, mother and three siblings packed up and hit the road in a VW van.

"We lived in campgrounds 
or we lived on my sister’s lawn way out in the country and, sure, it got cold in the tent, but in a weird way 
it was a much happier time," the Bruce Almighty star said.

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KIM RICHARDS ORDERED TO PAY $266K IN DOG SUIT

That’s a pricey pooch! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has been ordered to pay $266,000 in a legal dispute involving her pit bull. This comes just months after reaching a settlement on another suit over the dog.

A woman named Kelly Crossley filed the suit against Richards in 2015, The Blast reports. Crossley claimed Richards' dog Kingsley viciously bit her, leaving bodily injuries, along with mental pain and suffering. Richards never responded to the suit or showed up to court. On August 7th, the judge granted a default judgment of $266,092.39, along with costs in the amount of $865, The Blast reports.

She was previously sued by former assistant Paige Sanderson who says Kingsley bit her in 2016. They reached an undisclosed settlement in April, according to The Blast.

Richards adopted Kingsley in 2013. In 2014, he attacked her niece Alexia Umansky. The incident was covered on RHOBH season 5. Umansky, now 22, required reconstructive surgery and physical therapy.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

RBG DOCUMENTARY HEADING TO CNN: The documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsberg is set to air on CNN next month, four months after its theatrical release. The film, from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, premieres on Labor Day at 9 p.m. (September 3rd), with an encore on September 9that 8 p.m. The network is also launching a podcast next week dubbed Beyond Notorious; staffers Poppy Harlow and Jeffrey Toobin will host. RBG was a surprise hit in theaters, earning $14 million.

NETFLIX CFO EXITING: Chief Financial Officer David Wells is leaving Netflix, the streamer has announced. He has been with Netflix since 2004 and plans to help choose his successor. Wells has been at the helm during a huge rise in content spending; programming costs are projected to reach $12 billion this year. Some of that is devoted to multi-year deals with heavy hitters like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

THE ASPERN PAPERS TO DEBUT AT VENICE: The Venice Film Festival will show a special screening of Julien LandaisThe Aspern Papers. An adaptation of the classic Henry James story of the same name stars Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. She will also be the recipient of this year’s Golden Lion lifetime award. The Aspern Papers novella is based on letters Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote to Mary Shelley's stepsister Claire Clairmont. The 75th Venice Film Festival takes place Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

FIRST STILLS OF SABRINA LAND: Kiernan Shipka and Netflix have shared the first images of herself as Sabrina Spellman in the streamer’s coming-of-age Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series. The show is an expansion of the Riverdale universe on The CW. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina releases its first 10-episode season Oct. 26 on Netflix. It has already been picked up for a second season.

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PARIS JACKSON HAS GOLF BALL-SIZED ABSCESS REMOVED

Paris Jackson recently went under the knife. The 20-year-old model shared a health update via Instagram Stories, explaining she’d had a big abscess removed.

"So long story short, I had surgery yesterday," the daughter of Michael Jackson said in a video message. Jackson added that it was "almost the size of a golf ball" and that she needed to get it removed because "if it pops, you can go septic and die."

She says she declined anesthesia and stayed "awake for all of it."

"It was definitely the most pain that I'd ever been through in my entire life, considering I'm covered head to toe in tattoos," she said. "But, I'm alive."

She even managed to rally and perform in L.A. with her band The SoundFlowers at the Canyon Sessions fundraiser for F—k Cancer. Jackson gave a special attendee—her grandmother Katherine Jackson—a shout-out on Instagram, telling her it "means the world to me" to have her at the show.

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FUROR ERUPTS OVER JACK WHITEHALL’S CASTING AS ‘FIRST GAY MAN’ IN ‘JUNGLE CRUISE’

A backlash followed the news that Jack Whitehall was cast in Jungle Cruise, a new live action Disney film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. While neither Whitehall nor Disney described the role, a report in the Sun claims Whitehall would be playing an openly gay character. The report described the role as "one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny."

Whitehall is straight, which immediately put Twitter up in arms. Actor Omar Sharif Jr. tweeted: "Your first significant gay role will be played by a straight white man perpetuating stereotypes? Fail! This ship should sink."

Others likened the casting "fail" to that of Scarlett Johansson playing a trans man in Rub & Tug. Following outrage to ScarJo's casting, the film was canceled.

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MEGHAN MARKLE’S DAD ADMITS HE HUNG UP ON PRINCE HARRY

Click! Meghan Markle’s father Thomas is (over)sharing with the press again. The loquacious 74-year-old sat down with The Daily Mail for a conversation that, many say, make him look more unhinged and dishonest than ever.

Following his notorious photo scandal, Thomas says he had an awkward conversation with Prince Harry about it in which he lied and "hung up" on the royal. (ICYMI, Thomas admitted to staging "wholesome" looking paparazzi shots of himself before the wedding; after he got busted, he pulled out of attending the royal wedding days before the ceremony citing heart problems that some contend were also faked).

THE PHONE CALL

Harry had warned him long ago about the press' trickery.

"Harry told me that I should never go to the press. That it would end in tears. He said, 'They will eat you alive,'" Thomas says in the new interview about one of his first conversations with the 33-year-old Duke of Sussex, adding, "He was right."

When Harry asked him if he’d staged the photos, Thomas admitted he'd falsely claimed that he "was being measured for a hoodie."

After the scandal broke, Harry reportedly cited that earlier conversation and said: "If you had listened to me this would never have happened."

Thomas then claims he replied, "Maybe it would be better for you guys if I was dead… then you could pretend to be sad," and hung up on Harry.

He then added that there’s no bad blood on his side, but that he was done playing the royal game: "I’m not mad at Harry. I’m not mad at Meghan. I love them. I wish them well," he said. "But as for the rest of it, f**k it. I’m done."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

TALKING DEAD STAFF QUITTING IN PROTEST AFTER CHRIS HARDWICK RE-HIRED: Staffers at Talking Dead are quitting in protest over accused sexual assaulter Chris Hardwick’s return. His ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accused him of mistreating her, a charge Hardwick denied. AMC reviewed the case and allowed him to return. A female exec producer and a handful of the other two-dozen staffers are reportedly out. Hardwick had an "emotional" staff meeting Wednesday, The Wrap reports, during which he apologized. This fallout comes on the heels of his first appearance—on NBC’s America’s Got Talent—since the scandal broke.

LINDSAY LOHAN APOLOGIZES FOR #METOO COMMENTS: Lindsay Lohan is apologizing for recent comments she made to Britain’s The Times about the #MeToo movement. (ICYMI, she said women who come forward with assault allegations "look weak.") "I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times," Lohan, 32, tells PEOPLE. Lohan continues: "The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused."

RUBY ROSE QUITS TWITTER: Actress Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter account after getting dragged online. Rose experienced an extreme backlash following the news that she was cast as Batwoman in The CW’s spin on the DC Comics story. It was a landmark role—she was the first lesbian superhero to headline a TV show. The Batwoman character is set to debut in December during The CW’s annual crossover event; this year, the event will include episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.

JENNIFER GARNER PHOTOGRAPHED AT BEN AFFLECK’S HOME AFTER BEING WARNED DIVORCE MAY BE DISMISSED: In June of 2015, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, 45, announced their intention to divorce. In April of 2017, they filed joint legal documents. But according to The Blast, the Los Angeles Superior Court has warned them that their case could be dismissed if they don’t take action. Soon after that news broke, the Daily Mail photographed the 46-year-old star leaving Affleck’s home in L.A.

GIRLS WRITER WON’T BE CHARGED AFTER ASSAULT PROBE: Girls scribe Murray Miller was investigated after actress Aurora Perrineau accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2012 when she was 17. Miller denied the allegations. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office released a statement, saying it is not charging him "based on the evidence presented, which included victim, suspect, and witness statements, there are inconsistencies which cannot be overcome." After the allegations emerged, Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner defended him, only to get dragged on social media for it and then walking their statement back. "We regret this decision with every fiber of our being," they said of issuing the statement.

ERIKA CHRISTENSEN WELCOMES SECOND CHILD: Think pink! Erika Christensen has welcomed a baby girl with husband Cole Maness. The Parenthood star revealed the happy news on Friday, saying Polly was welcomed at home. "It happened!" she wrote. "It happened this morning. And it will go down in family history because baby girl's own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself. My fault entirely as I didn't know she would come so quickly and didn't call the doc until far too late. He came straight over and arrived about one minute after she joined us in the world. Haha! My Mom too. You should've seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail. Mom immediately took this picture. So epic. 9:21a (we think) at 7lbs 8oz (we think). Doc didn't have time to grab the baby scale in his rush. Meet Ms. Polly. She's chubby-cheeked and rosy and so beautiful." Polly joins big sister Shane.

COLIN JOST AND MICHAEL CHE WON’T MAKE EMMYS POLITICAL: When the Emmys air next month, hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, have zero plans to get political. "It is kind of fun for us to do something that is not political," Jost told Vanity Fair in a new interview. "The exciting part is to do things about television and that particular awards ceremony and make it, in general, less political than normal. There’s a lot to celebrate in television right now. It’s a very strong time." Plus: "I think that by the Emmys, people are going to be desperate to give men a chance, finally. It’ll probably be #HeToo by then."

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‘AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR’, ‘RIVERDALE’ WIN BIG AT THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS

Riverdale and Avengers: Infinity War were the night's biggest winners at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, which aired last night (August 12th) on Fox. Riverdale took home the award for Choice Drama TV show, while Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart took home the award for Choice Drama TV actor and actress respectively for their work on the show.

On the movie side, Infinity War took home the trophy for Choice Action Movie, while Robert Downey, Jr. and Scarlett Johansson won Choice Action Movie Actor and Actress.

Other big winners include Marvel's Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Greatest Showman, Stranger Things and more.

PERFORMANCES

Lauv opened the show with his hit "I Like Me Better."

Meghan Trainor had an energetic performance of her hit "No Excuses" and new song "Let You Be Right."

Season one winner of The Four: Battle For Stardom Evvie McKinney killed the stage with a performance of "How Do You Feel."

Bebe Rexha hit the stage with "I'm A Mess."

Khalid closed out the show with a medley of his hits, including "Young, Dumb & Broke, " "OTW" and "American Teen."

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

MOVIES

Choice Action Movie
"Avengers: Infinity War"

Choice Action Movie Actor
Robert Downey Jr. – "Avengers: Infinity War"

Choice Action Movie Actress
Scarlett Johansson – "Avengers: Infinity War"

Choice Sci-Fi Movie
"Black Panther"

Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor
Chris Hemsworth – "Thor: Ragnarok"

Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress
Letitia Wright – "Black Panther"

Choice Fantasy Movie
"Coco"

Choice Fantasy Movie Actor
Anthony Gonzalez – "Coco"

Choice Fantasy Movie Actress
Carrie Fisher – "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Choice Drama Movie
"The Greatest Showman"

Choice Drama Movie Actor
Zac Efron – "The Greatest Showman"

Choice Drama Movie Actress
Zendaya – "The Greatest Showman"

Choice Comedy Movie
"Love, Simon"

Choice Comedy Movie Actor
Dwayne Johnson – "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

Choice Comedy Movie Actress
Anna Kendrick – "Pitch Perfect 3"

Choice Summer Movie
"Incredibles 2"

Choice Summer Movie Actor
Chris Pratt – "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

Choice Summer Movie Actress
Bryce Dallas Howard – "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

Choice Movie Villain
Michael B. Jordan – "Black Panther"

Choice Breakout Movie Star
Nick Robinson – "Love, Simon"

Choice MovieShip
Zac Efron & Zendaya – "The Greatest Showman"

TELEVISION

Choice Drama TV Show
"Riverdale"

Choice Drama TV Actor
Cole Sprouse – "Riverdale"

Choice Drama TV Actress
Lili Reinhart – "Riverdale"

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
"Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments"

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Matthew Daddario – "Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments"

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Millie Bobby Brown – "Stranger Things"

Choice Action TV Show
"The Flash"

Choice Action TV Actor
Grant Gustin – "The Flash"

Choice Action TV Actress
Melissa Benoist – "Supergirl"

Choice Comedy TV Show
"The Big Bang Theory"

Choice Comedy TV Actor
Jaime Camil – "Jane the Virgin"

Choice Comedy TV Actress
Gina Rodriguez – "Jane the Virgin"

Choice Animated TV Show
"Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir"

Choice Reality TV Show
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians"

Choice Throwback TV Show

"Friends"

Choice TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen – "Lip Sync Battle"

Choice Summer TV Show
"So You Think You Can Dance"

Choice Summer TV Star
Olivia Holt – "Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger"

Choice TV Villain
Mark Consuelos – "Riverdale"

Choice Breakout TV Show
"On My Block"

Choice Breakout TV Star
Vanessa Morgan – "Riverdale"

Choice TVShip
Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart – "Riverdale"

MUSIC

Choice Male Artist
Louis Tomlinson

Choice Female Artist
Camila Cabello

Choice Music Group
5 Seconds of Summer

Choice Country Artist
Carrie Underwood

Choice Electronic/Dance Artist
The Chainsmokers

Choice Latin Artist
CNCO

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

Choice Rock Artist

Imagine Dragons

Choice Song: Female Artist
Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug) – "Havana"

Choice Song: Male Artist
Ed Sheeran – "Perfect"

Choice Song: Group
5 Seconds of Summer – "Youngblood"

Choice Collaboration
Zac Efron & Zendaya – "Rewrite the Stars" ("The Greatest Showman" soundtrack)

Choice Summer Song
"Back To You" – Selena Gomez

Choice Summer Female Artist
Camila Cabello

Choice Summer Male Artist
Shawn Mendes

Choice Summer Group
5 Seconds of Summer

Choice Summer Tour
Harry Styles – Live on Tour

Choice Pop Song
"In My Blood" – Shawn Mendes

Choice Country Song
"Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha (feat. Florida Georgia Line)

Choice Electronic/Dance Song
"All Night" – Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui

Choice Latin Song
"Familiar" – Liam Payne & J Balvin

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
"Love Lies" – Khalid & Normani

Choice Rock/Alternative Song
"Whatever It Takes" – Imagine Dragons

Choice Breakout Artist
Khalid

Choice Next Big Thing
Jackson Wang

Choice Fandom

#BTSArmy

AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS ZAC EFRON WINS THE CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR DRAMA FOR THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS SHADOWHUNTERS WIN CHOICE SCIFI FANTASY TV SHOW
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS ROBERT DOWNEY JR WINS CHOICE ACTION MOVIE ACTOR
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS RIVERDALE WINS CHOICE DRAMA TV SHOW
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS MILLIE BOBBY BROWN WINS CHOICE SCIFI FANTASY TV ACTRESS FOR STRANGER THINGS
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS LOVE SIMON WINS CHOICE COMEDY MOVIE
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS LOUIS TOMLINSON WINS CHOICE MALE ARTIST
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS LAUREN JAUREGUI WINS THE FEMALE HOTTIE AWARD
AUDIO: 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS KHALID WINS CHOICE BREAKOUT ARTIST
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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

TALKING DEAD STAFF QUITTING IN PROTEST AFTER CHRIS HARDWICK RE-HIRED: Staffers at Talking Dead are quitting in protest over accused sexual assaulter Chris Hardwick’s return. His ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accused him of mistreating her, a charge Hardwick denied. AMC reviewed the case and allowed him to return. A female exec producer and a handful of the other two-dozen staffers are reportedly out. Hardwick had an "emotional" staff meeting Wednesday, The Wrap reports, during which he apologized. This fallout comes on the heels of his first appearance—on NBC’s America’s Got Talent—since the scandal broke.

LINDSAY LOHAN APOLOGIZES FOR #METOO COMMENTS: Lindsay Lohan is apologizing for recent comments she made to Britain’s The Times about the #MeToo movement. (ICYMI, she said women who come forward with assault allegations "look weak.") "I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times," Lohan, 32, tells PEOPLE. Lohan continues: "The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused."

RUBY ROSE QUITS TWITTER: Actress Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter account after getting dragged online. Rose experienced an extreme backlash following the news that she was cast as Batwoman in The CW’s spin on the DC Comics story. It was a landmark role—she was the first lesbian superhero to headline a TV show. The Batwoman character is set to debut in December during The CW’s annual crossover event; this year, the event will include episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.

JENNIFER GARNER PHOTOGRAPHED AT BEN AFFLECK’S HOME AFTER BEING WARNED DIVORCE MAY BE DISMISSED: In June of 2015, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, 45, announced their intention to divorce. In April of 2017, they filed joint legal documents. But according to The Blast, the Los Angeles Superior Court has warned them that their case could be dismissed if they don’t take action. Soon after that news broke, the Daily Mail photographed the 46-year-old star leaving Affleck’s home in L.A.

GIRLS WRITER WON’T BE CHARGED AFTER ASSAULT PROBE: Girls scribe Murray Miller was investigated after actress Aurora Perrineau accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2012 when she was 17. Miller denied the allegations. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office released a statement, saying it is not charging him "based on the evidence presented, which included victim, suspect, and witness statements, there are inconsistencies which cannot be overcome." After the allegations emerged, Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner defended him, only to get dragged on social media for it and then walking their statement back. "We regret this decision with every fiber of our being," they said of issuing the statement.

ERIKA CHRISTENSEN WELCOMES SECOND CHILD: Think pink! Erika Christensen has welcomed a baby girl with husband Cole Maness. The Parenthood star revealed the happy news on Friday, saying Polly was welcomed at home. "It happened!" she wrote. "It happened this morning. And it will go down in family history because baby girl's own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself. My fault entirely as I didn't know she would come so quickly and didn't call the doc until far too late. He came straight over and arrived about one minute after she joined us in the world. Haha! My Mom too. You should've seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail. Mom immediately took this picture. So epic. 9:21a (we think) at 7lbs 8oz (we think). Doc didn't have time to grab the baby scale in his rush. Meet Ms. Polly. She's chubby-cheeked and rosy and so beautiful." Polly joins big sister Shane.

COLIN JOST AND MICHAEL CHE WON’T MAKE EMMYS POLITICAL: When the Emmys air next month, hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, have zero plans to get political. "It is kind of fun for us to do something that is not political," Jost told Vanity Fair in a new interview. "The exciting part is to do things about television and that particular awards ceremony and make it, in general, less political than normal. There’s a lot to celebrate in television right now. It’s a very strong time." Plus: "I think that by the Emmys, people are going to be desperate to give men a chance, finally. It’ll probably be #HeToo by then."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

HBO MAKES STRIDES ON DIVERSITY: HBO’s president Casey Bloys opened up with The Hollywood Reporter on the cabler’s ongoing strides toward greater inclusion. During the 2014-15 season, 23% of HBO’s directors weren’t white men, but as of 2017-2018, 57% of its directors were women of color, men of color and white women. Also, six of HBO's 11 pilots for 2018 were directed by women. "It's not a difficult thing to do. You need someone to push from the top and have everyone involved in the process," Bloys tells The Hollywood Reporter.

GAL GADOT JOINS WRECK IT RALPH SEQUEL: Gal Gadot will voice Shank, a tough driver in Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet. Gadot joins returning cast members John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch. The Wreck-It-Ralph sequel hits theaters November 21st.

MATTHEW NEWTON EXITS EVE: Matthew Newton has left his directing post at Jessica Chastain’s Eve, a character driven action flick Newton wrote himself. Chastain is producing the film via Freckle Films, in tandem with Voltage Pictures. When the project was announced August 1, Chastain got serious blowback. She is a prominent member of the #MeToo movement and the hiring of Newton was seen as hypocritical as he’d pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend in 2007. In a statement, Newton said: "Yesterday I notified Jessica Chastain and the other producers on the film EVE that I will be stepping down as director. Since the announcement of this film, the responses, which are powerful and important, have not fallen on deaf ears. I am profoundly aware that I have a responsibility to lead where I have failed in the past. I can never undo the harm that I’ve caused the people I’ve cared about and I carry that shame and responsibility with me every day. Over the past eight years I have been working extensively with healthcare professionals to help me overcome my addiction and mental health illness. For the past six years I have lived a quiet and sober life. All I can do now is try to be a living amends and hopefully contribute to the positive change occurring in our industry."

PAUL RUDD HEADED TO NETFLIX: The giant streamer service Netflix announced that Paul Rudd is set to star in comedy Living With Yourself, a series that has been given an eight-episode order. Former Daily Show exec producer Tim Greenberg created the show, which will follow Rudd’s character as he "undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person," then "finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself." Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are attached to direct.

DID CBS TOLERATE ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR ON 60 MINUTES: A report in the Washington Post claims that the toxic behavior of 60 Minutes senior producer Michael Radutzky was well-known by top brass at CBS. This latest report comes as the network investigates allegations of sexual misconduct by CEO Les Moonves and talking head Charlie Rose.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

HBO MAKES STRIDES ON DIVERSITY: HBO’s president Casey Bloys opened up with The Hollywood Reporter on the cabler’s ongoing strides toward greater inclusion. During the 2014-15 season, 23% of HBO’s directors weren’t white men, but as of 2017-2018, 57% of its directors were women of color, men of color and white women. Also, six of HBO's 11 pilots for 2018 were directed by women. "It's not a difficult thing to do. You need someone to push from the top and have everyone involved in the process," Bloys tells The Hollywood Reporter.

GAL GADOT JOINS WRECK IT RALPH SEQUEL: Gal Gadot will voice Shank, a tough driver in Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet. Gadot joins returning cast members John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch. The Wreck-It-Ralph sequel hits theaters November 21st.

MATTHEW NEWTON EXITS EVE: Matthew Newton has left his directing post at Jessica Chastain’s Eve, a character driven action flick Newton wrote himself. Chastain is producing the film via Freckle Films, in tandem with Voltage Pictures. When the project was announced August 1, Chastain got serious blowback. She is a prominent member of the #MeToo movement and the hiring of Newton was seen as hypocritical as he’d pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend in 2007. In a statement, Newton said: "Yesterday I notified Jessica Chastain and the other producers on the film EVE that I will be stepping down as director. Since the announcement of this film, the responses, which are powerful and important, have not fallen on deaf ears. I am profoundly aware that I have a responsibility to lead where I have failed in the past. I can never undo the harm that I’ve caused the people I’ve cared about and I carry that shame and responsibility with me every day. Over the past eight years I have been working extensively with healthcare professionals to help me overcome my addiction and mental health illness. For the past six years I have lived a quiet and sober life. All I can do now is try to be a living amends and hopefully contribute to the positive change occurring in our industry."

PAUL RUDD HEADED TO NETFLIX: The giant streamer service Netflix announced that Paul Rudd is set to star in comedy Living With Yourself, a series that has been given an eight-episode order. Former Daily Show exec producer Tim Greenberg created the show, which will follow Rudd’s character as he "undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person," then "finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself." Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are attached to direct.

DID CBS TOLERATE ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR ON 60 MINUTES: A report in the Washington Post claims that the toxic behavior of 60 Minutes senior producer Michael Radutzky was well-known by top brass at CBS. This latest report comes as the network investigates allegations of sexual misconduct by CEO Les Moonves and talking head Charlie Rose.

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MACAULAY CULKIN SHADES ‘THE BIG BANG THEORY’

Macaulay Culkin could have been one of TV’s most high-paid stars …. If he didn’t think the premise for the show was so lame.

The Home Alone star reveals that he was approached to star in The Big Bang Theory, not once, not twice, but three times. On the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the 37-year-old explained: "They pursued me for The Big Bang Theory. And I said no. It was kind of like, the way the pitch was, ‘Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool, thanks.’ And then they came back at me again, and I said, ‘No, no, no. Again, flattered, but no.’ Then they came back at me again, and even my manager was like twisting my arm."

The show just wrapped its eleventh season, with Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar all banking $1 million per episode since season 8.

Still, no regrets.

"I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig," Culkin said. "At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall."

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Culkin also revealed that he hopes to have kids with girlfriend Brenda Song, 30.

"I'm gonna make some babies," he said when asked by Rogan if he wants kids. "This one's a good one, so I'm probably going to put some babies in her in a little bit. I mean, we've definitely been practicing."

He joked about having biracial children a la John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

"This one, I'm going to have some pretty babies," he said. "She's Asian, so I'm gonna have tiny little Asian babies. It's going to be adorable -- a bunch of Sean Lennons running around the house, that's what I'm looking for."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

AMY POEHLER TALKS PARKS REBOOT: Amy Poehler is busy, but not that busy. The Parks and Recreation alum is currently hosting NBC’s Making It, alongside fellow alum Nick Offerman, plus she has a new Netflix film, Wine Country, coming out … and she is exec producing NBC’s new comedy I Feel Bad. However, she could make time for a Parks reboot, she tells reporters at the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour. "I'm avail, I'm tech. avail." WHEN? "Oh god, I have no idea…Everybody has my number…It's kind of common knowledge, but we all have a text chain and we talk to each other almost every day, so I think everybody would be excited to do some version of it," Poehler said. "Hopefully on ice!"

CAST AND CREW OF BLACKkKLANSMAN TALK RACE AT PREMIERE: The premiere of BlacKkKlansman Wednesday took a political turn, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cast and crew from the Spike Lee film, including John David Washington and Topher Grace, were there, along with Terry Crews and Dave Chappelle were also in attendance, among many others. "These kinds of characters are the most difficult I could ever imagine for an actor to play," said Jasper Paakkonen, who portrays KKK member Felix. "You’re dealing with the darkest possible things in the human psyche." Paul Walter Hauser told THR: "I hope people with racist and ignorant tendencies watch it, find that they’re entertained, charmed and moved, and then hopefully compelled to think about how they act and feel."

FAHRENHEIT 11/9 TRAILER TARGETS MID-TERMS: Michael Moore is giving fans a peak at his upcoming Fahrenheit 11/9; the film is set to drop September 21, with the stated goal of sending an anti-Trump message before the mid-term elections. The film serves as a sort of sequel to Moore’s groundbreaking, controversial Fahrenheit 9/11.

TRIBUNE MEDIA SEEKS $1B IN SUIT AGAINST SINCLAIR: Tribune Media is sharing details of its lawsuit against Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is seeking $1 billion from the local TV station owner, pointing to its "belligerent and unnecessarily protracted negotiations" with regulators, which it claims sunk the $3.9 billion deal.

KIANA MADEIRA TO RECUR IN THE FLASH: Kiana Madeira (Sacred Lies) has signed on for a recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of the CW’s The Flash. She will play Spencer Young (Spin), which was originally a male character.

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KIM KARDASHIAN DEEMED TOO HIGH-RISK FOR BRANDS

Kim Kardashian makes her living on the power of her name, but according to data research firm Spotted, the 37-year-old is a high-risk investment.

"Even though Kim Kardashian supports over 22 charities and causes, she lacks consumer trust and is perceived risky among consumers," the marketing firm told Fashionista.

BAD P.R.

Spotted calculates a star’s risk factor by weighing past behavior, political views and scandals. In deeming Kardashian high-risk, Spotted points to her numerous controversies. A few recent one: defending Jeffree Star’s racist comments last year, the racy Instagram she shared shot by her five-year-old daughter North and her tacit support of President Donald Trump.

Other walking name-brands considered too-hot-to-touch are Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin.

Still, the ladies get a lot of marketing bucks. Kardashian and Jenner just teamed up with the rest of their sisters as faces of Calvin Klein’s jeans and underwear campaign, plus Kardashian starred (with her momager Kris Jenner and North) in Fendi’s Peekaboo bag campaign.

Kardashian’s most recent campaign for her husband Kanye West's brand Yeezy has been savaged online, with countless viral memes being launched to mock its "creepy" vibe.

Re: her most recent P.R. snafu in which she referred to Tyson Beckford as "sis" in a Twitter clapback many said was "homophobic," Kardashian told Big Boy on Real 92.3: "Really, dude? Like, you’re going to body-shame me? Like, okay. Okay. Okay, sis. You’re going to body-shame me? People were sending me stuff on his page, he keeps on going and going and going, and I’m just like, dude, that’s so female lame to me. That’s just lame to me. And for anyone to say that I am homophobic with the comment of saying sis? All my best friends are gay, I support the community, I love the community, they love me, that has nothing to do with this."

Beckford, ICYMI, made a snarky comment about a pic of her posted to the Shade Room, saying he didn’t "personally" care for her look.

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ALYSSA MILANO DEFENDS CONTROVERSIAL NETFLIX SHOW ‘INSATIABLE’

Alyssa Milano just wants fans to give her new show on Netflix a shot. Insatiable has been called out for fat-shaming by folks who saw the trailer and critics who saw more, but Milano claims it’s actually an empowering show she believes will inspire young people to be more accepting.

"The more I think about it, the trailer was feeding into exactly the thematic issue of the show, which is, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,'" she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on stands Friday. "People are judging 12 hours of TV from a minute and 28-second trailer."

The show follows Disney alum Debby Ryan as a high school student named Patty who is bullied about her weight. But then she loses weight (after an incident forces her to get her jaw wired shut for the summer), shows up at school in the fall and seeks revenge on her former bullies. Milano, 45, plays the wife of a coach (Dallas Roberts) who is training her—post slim-down—to be a pageant queen.

"At the end of the day, the show is a satire about how looks can be deceiving and deals with thematic issues like body image and what it means to win, validation and filling a void," Milano explains.

The show made her feel so "empowered," it gave her the freedom to become an outspoken advocate for women, she says: "I felt that I could have the freedom to write that #MeToo tweet, because that happened in the middle of production. I felt so empowered that I wrote my op-ed for TIME magazine about having my anxiety disorder. So, for me, the backlash was personally hurtful, because as we were filming the show, it was so empowering to find myself through the work that everyone was doing."

Milano was one the first high-profile celeb to tweet #MeToo, helping to launch a movement and revolution against widespread misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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REPORT: ANGELINA JOLIE MAY FILE FOR PALIMONY

Another shot, fired. Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September of 2016, and after an initial, vicious flurry of activity (including Pitt being investigated for allegedly treating their eldest child in a rough manner), the warring lovers seemed to put their differences aside.

But in recent days, the pair have been filing papers in court against each other, with Jolie accusing Pitt of failing to provide "meaningful support" to their six kids, and Pitt arguing that he gave Jolie $1.3 million in outright support, plus an $8 million loan.

THE LATEST

Jolie is considering filing a palimony suit against Pitt in order to go after all of the money he earned during their entire relationship, The Blast reports. (The pair got together in 2005, but didn’t marry until 2014). Pitt’s net worth is roughly $240 million, according to reports, while Jolie’s is $160 million.

And in a statement to InStyle, Jolie’s lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean continued to rail against Pitt, claiming it was his fault he had to loan her the $8 million for a new house in the first place.

"What has been filed by Brad’s side today is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the truth and distract from the fact that he has not fully met his legal obligations to support the children," Bley DeJean said in response to Pitt's rebuttal.

She continued: "Following the incident of September 2016, Angelina and the children needed to move from the family home, which Brad chose to keep, including all of its contents." The "incident," of course, is the alleged altercation which took place between Pitt and Maddox, 17, on a private plane.

Bley DeJean went on to explain that Pitt was "asked to assist in the expense of a new home for Angelina" and the children, but "instead he loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

JOHN BAILEY RE-ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT AFTER HARASSMENT PROBE: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reelected John Bailey as president after being accused of harassing a female colleague while traveling. The Academy cleared him of wrongdoing in March. Bailey has served as cinematographer on In the Line of Fire, The Big Chill, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Under his tenure, the Academy has grappled with the #MeToo movement and the call for greater diversity. It ousted Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby, and invited 928 new members to join in 2018. The committee also announced that it would shorten the notoriously long Oscarcast, which many have observed are far too lengthy. Some awards, the Academy said, would no longer be handed out live. The next Oscars are set for Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Will you tune in?

BRYAN CRANSTON SET FOR NETWORK ON BROADWAY: He’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore! Bryan Cranston is taking on Howard Beale in New York when Ivo Van Hove’s Olivier Award winning London production of Network moves to Broadway. Cranston played Beale in the version across the pond to delirious acclaim.

TORONTO FEST SHARES MORE OF ITS LINEUP: The 2018 Toronto Film Festival has shared a dozen more premieres that will compete in its Platform Program. Among them are Donnybrook, directed by Tim Sutton and starring Jamie Bell; Cities of Last Things, directed by Ho Wi Ding; Destroyer, directed by Karyn Kusama and starring Nicole Kidman; Angelo, directed by Markus Schleinzer, and Her Smell, directed by Alex Ross Perry. The festival runs September 6-16th.

PRIYANKA CHOPRA TO STAR IN AND PRODUCE THE SKY IS PINK: Priyanka Chopra will star in The Sky Is Pink, a drama that will tell the real-life story of a motivational speaker from Delhi who died when she was 18. The Indian film will be co-produced through her Purple Pebble Pictures banner with Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP Movies and Siddharth Roy Kapur's Roy Kapur Movies. Chopra can next be seen in Isn't It Romantic with Liam Hemsworth, which is slated to open next year.

TAMRON HALL DEVELOPING DAYTIME SHOW: After striking a deal with Disney, former Today host Tamron Hall is working on a daytime show, said to be set for the syndication market. Hall has been busy of late, also working as host of Investigation Discovery’s Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall since 2013.

MAX JOSEPH ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM ‘CATFISH’: Nev Schulman’s partner Max Joseph, of the MTV reality show, Catfish, has announced that he is moving on after seven years. Max tweeted on Wednesday (August 8th), "Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from Catfish. Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general. Nev Schulman and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes." He continued, "For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker, and while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it. With Catfish still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit." Nev tweeted his support for Max, writing, "It is with a very heavy heart, that all of us at the #catfish family say goodbye to @maxjoseph - Good luck Max, love you brother."

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