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ELLEN DEGENERES CALLS PRIYANKA CHOPRA OUT ON NO WEDDING INVITE

Priyanka Chopra’s two-ceremony wedding to Nick Jonas fascinated the world, including Ellen DeGeneres. When Chopra appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, the host couldn’t help but rib her about not being invited to the event, which she dubbed "the royal wedding."

It all started with Chopra describing the "intimate" 200-person guest list; DeGeneres hopped in and reminded her that she was Jonas’ landlord.

"I think I had the Jonas Brothers on first, before any (of the other TV hosts), they were here really, really young," DeGeneres said. "Then, Nick lived in my condo, I was his landlord. But I guess I was cut off."

Chopra then claimed she’d invited DeGeneres, and was spurned by the host: "We were so offended that you didn’t even respond to our invite though."

"That’s not true," DeGeneres argued. "There was no invite."

"That’s so true," Chopra responded. "I was like, 'We’re not good enough for Ellen, she wouldn’t come to India. She doesn’t even respond anymore. Nick, you’ve had such a good relationship with her.' I was very offended for him, honestly. But I’m just the wife. I don’t really know anything."

"You're just the wife," DeGeneres responded, laughing, before changing the subject.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

PETER JACKSON TO DIRECT BEATLES DOCUMENTARY: Lord of the Rings helmer Peter Jackson has signed on to direct a documentary about The Beatles' recording of Let It Be in 1969. Jackson will tap 55 hours of never-released behind-the-scenes footage. The project is said that have co-operation from principles and widows Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. Let It Be was released in 1970, months after the band broke up. "After reviewing all the footage and audio that Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot 18 months before they broke up, it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove," Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter. "Sure, there’s moments of drama — but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating — it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate."

HOT WHEELS FILM IN THE WORKS: Mattel and Warner Bros. are teaming up on Hot Wheels, a film about the toyline of small cars. This comes after Mattel’s first, halting attempt to turn a property into a movie. Barbie had casting issues (Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway dropped out; Margot Robbie is now in), and Sony bowed out of. Do you think there’s an audience for Hot Wheels?

ZACK SNYDER RETURNING TO FILM: Zack Snyder left film after helming 2017’s Justice League to deal with his daughter’s tragic suicide. Now, he is set to return to helm Army of the Dead for Netflix. Zack will direct the zombie horror film, and his wife Deborah Snyder will produce via their newly rebranded company Stone Quarry. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the streaming giant is pulling out all the stops for the film, and providing up to $90 million in funding. "I thought this was a good palate cleanser to really dig in with both hands and make something fun and epic and crazy and bonkers in the best possible way," he told THR.

AMAZON SNAGS BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON: Amazon nabbed Brittany Runs a Marathon for $14 million at Sundance. Paul Downs Colaizzo directed the dramedy, which features Jillian Bell playing a hard-partying millennial who attempts to change her life by (yep) running a marathon.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

GWYNETH PALTROW SUED FOR $3.1M: Gwyneth Paltrow is being sued by a Utah doctor who claims the actress crashed into him while skiing in February of 2016. According to court documents, Terry Sanderson claims Paltrow, 46, was "skiing out of control" at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, when she hit him in the back. The suit claims she "got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured." A rep for Paltrow tells People, "This lawsuit is completely without merit. Anyone who reads the facts will realize that."

ELLEN DEGENERES STAGES SURPRISE FRIENDS REUNION: Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show together Tuesday in a bid to promote Cox’s new Instagram page and Facebook series Nine Months With Courtney Cox. DeGeneres assembled a faux Central Perk set for Cox to take her first Instagram shot in, and the star piped up: "I wish Lisa Kudrow was here because that would be fun." And presto, she arrived. "You're here!" Cox said. "This is a shock." Cox joked: "This is my first Instagram post? It's all downhill from here."

KIM KARDASHIAN HEADS TO SACRAMENTO TO PITCH JUSTICE REFORM: Kim Kardashian has made criminal justice reform part of her personal mission recently. On Monday, the reality star spent time in the California State Capitol (Sacremento), talking to legislators and change-makers. Her presence was noted. "Civic engagement is a vital part of our democracy. I want to commend @kimkardashian for coming to the State Capitol and engaging on so many important issues affecting our state," Senator Susan Rubio said on social media. Kardashian was also there to support the Free the Vote Act, which aims to restore voter rights to formerly incarcerated people.

ANDY COHEN THROWS EAST COAST BABY SHOWER: Andy Cohen’s first baby (a boy) is getting quite the welcome! After a star-studded fete in Beverly Hills, Cohen kept the party going out East. "I had a heart-boner for days after this crew threw me an equally epic affair on the East Coast," Andy wrote on social media Tuesday morning. "I feel loved & it's all going to the baby."

ROBERT DE NIRO APPEARS IN COURT FOR DIVORCE HEARING: Robert De Niro tried to keep his appearance at court for his divorce and custody battle with estranged wife of 20 years Grace Hightower under wraps, but alas, the paparazzi was waiting. The pair reportedly sat opposite each other as the lawyers spoke with the judge and their clients in private. De Niro, 75, read a paper, while Hightower, 63, skimmed a book. The pair share a 7-year-old daughter. While a judge said they made "some progress" at the hearing, they still have to resolve details; they are next due in court on February 7th.

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AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR THORA BIRCH ASKS FANS TO SEE PAST KEVIN SPACEY ‘STAIN’: As American Beauty approaches its 20th anniversary, American Beauty star Thora Birch is asking audiences to separate fellow star Kevin Spacey’s alleged misdeeds from the film. She told The Hollywood Reporter: "You can't help but feel, great, now we have this stain on the film. But no — it shouldn't be on the film. Who's to blame? It's Kevin. It doesn't have anything to do with American Beauty." The Sam Mendes-helmed film earned five Oscars, including best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best actor for Spacey.

FIRST LOOK AT MISBEHAVIOR: The Miss World protest film Misbehavior has released the first glimpse of Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The comedy-drama follows the true story of the 1970 disruption of the Miss World contest by the Women’s Liberation Movement. Mbatha-Raw plays Miss Grenada, Jennifer Hosten, who was the first black woman to win the Miss World title.

CNBC MOVES INTO REAL ESTATE: CNBC is buying into the real estate game. The business network will debut three new real estate-focused shows in primetime. Listing Impossible follows a real estate agent dealing with pricey pads languishing on the market; Cash Pad is a home-reno series starring Bachelorette alums JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers; Five Day Business Flip features a husband-and-wife duo who revamp businesses in five days.

THE ROCK ARRIVES AT SUNDANCE FOR FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY BOW: The Rock made it Sundance for the first time to sell his passion project Fighting With My Family. The film is a triumphant tale about Norwich, UK born wrestler who worked her way up from working class rootsand went on to become the youngest Divas Champion in WWE history. Dwayne Johnson starred in and exec produced the film, which premiered to cheers. Johnson appeared at a Q&A after with reporters and said: "I knew this family so well, this was my family, we lived like gypsies, my family promoted wrestling in bars; any place you can put a ring." Fighting With My Family, from MGM, opens on Feb. 14.

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NETFLIX IS CREEPED OUT BY ‘HOT’ TED BUNDY OBSESSION

Guys, he’s a serial killer. Ted Bundy is front and center these days, thanks in part to Netflix’s Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, a docuseries about the confessed serial killer who was executed in 1989.

Interestingly, instead of focusing on the film or his murders, many on social media have been gushing about Bundy’s alleged "hotness." Netflix has noticed. The mega-streamer tweeted: "I've seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy's alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers."

When a user followed up with, "But he’s hot though," Netflix tweeted, "Where".

The lusting after criminal bad boys is not new. The fictional Netflix series You starring Penn Badgley as an obsessive, homicidal stalker, is also attracting attention for the wrong reasons. The late, great homicidal Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall, also had a fans who tuned in solely based on his hotness.

ZAC EFRON

Zac Efron is playing Bundy in another film that debuted at Sundance. A survivor Bundy’s recently told TMZ that she had no problem (as some critics do) with a heartthrob like Efron portraying one of the country’s most notorious killers, "as long as they understand that what they’re watching wasn’t a normal person."

She continued: "I believe that in order to show him exactly the way he was, it’s not really glorifying him, but it’s showing him, and when they do say positive and wonderful things about him … that’s what they saw, that’s what Bundy wanted you to see."

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PARIS JACKSON GETS TATTOOS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR MENTAL ILLNESS

Paris Jackson has added to her tattoo collection. The 20-year-old model and daughter of the late musical icon Michael Jackson posted shots of the four new tattoos, which she got in honor of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album.

Jackson got four tattoos in all on her right arm: Jimmy Page's "Zoso" symbol, Robert Plant’s feather symbol, John Paul Jones’ symbol, and John Bonham’s trinity symbol inked down the back of her right arm. All four were featured on the band’s fourth album.

"Was planning for a few months on just getting zoso but then I said f**k it and," Jackson tweeted along with a picture.

It is unclear if she is still in treatment for her mental health, but when a fan tweeted at her asking how she was doing, she wrote: "neva betta." After news broke of her treatment, Jackson posted a shot of herself and her dog, writing: "Yes I’ve taken a break from work and social media and my phone because it can be too much sometimes, and everyone deserves a break, but I am happy and healthy and feeling better than ever!"

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JUSSIE SMOLLETT HOSPITALIZED AFTER POSSIBLE HATE CRIME

Empire star Jussie Smollett, 35, has been hospitalized in Chicago following a possible homophobic and racist attack, according to multiple reports.

The Chicago Police Department’s incident report said that a 30-something man was walking when two unnamed offenders approached him, yelling racist and homophobic slurs at him. Police say they began to attack him with their fists and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi sent a statement to ET: "Overnight, the Chicago Police Department received a report of a possible racially-charged assault and battery involving a cast member of the television show Empire. Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime. Detectives are currently working to gather video, identify potential witnesses and establish an investigative timeline. The victim is fully cooperating with investigators and we ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8382."

STARS RALLY

Celebrities have rallied around Smollett on social media. "I'm just now hearing the news about the senseless hate attack on my #EMPiRE Nephew @JussieSmollett," Vivica A. Fox shared on Twitter. "IM SO ANGRY AND HURT ABOUT THIS! THIS MUST STOP!! SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE! PRAYERS UP TO U NEPHEW!"

Danielle Brooks tweeted: "They can try to break you physically, but they can't break your spirit. To my friend @jussiesmollett , I love you King. I am praying for you and your family. This is reality. America we must do better."

John Legend, Shonda Rhimes, Andy Cohen, Ike Barinholtz, Danny Strong, Matt Bomer and Zendaya also extended their support and sympathy.

THREATS

According to Ebony, Smollett received a "chilling threat" in the mail prior to the attack. The sender cut out letters from a magazine, spelling out, "you will die Black f*g," accompanying a drawing of a stick figure being hung from a tree with a gun it’s face.

Shortly before his attack, Smollett sent out a feel-good pic on Instagram, captioning it: "#Mood after spending 7 hours on a plane for a 2 hour flight but finally landing all good. Love y’all. Goodnight #WinterVortexIsHurr #ChicagoWeatherAintNoJoke #Smile #troubadourFeb2 #Freedom."

Smollett discussed his sexuality in March of 2015, telling Ellen DeGeneres on her titular show: "There’s never been a closet that I’ve been in," he said, addressing rumors about his sexuality. "So that’s why I choose not to talk ‘bout my personal life. But there is without a doubt, no closet that I’ve ever been in, and I just wanted to make that clear, but it was most important for me to make that clear to you on your show at this time in the world. And that’s where I’m at."

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RHONY TRAILER DROPS: Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City are coming back after a crazy Season 10, hellish boat trips, diarrhea, arrests and all. Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Tinsley Mortimer are coming back, and Barbara Kavovit and O.G. castmember Jill Zarin are joining. This time around, the ladies will be headed on jaunts to the Berkshires and Miami. In the trailer, Frankel touches on the death of her lover Dennis Shields, Singer reunites with her ex-husband Mario, and the feuding and debauchery continues. "I can't even believe you act this way. ‘Cabaret, cabaret, cabaret!' Life is not a cabaret!" Frankel screams at de Lessseps. "You're insufferable!" The party kicks off March 6that 9 p.m. on Bravo.

GIGI HADID HIT WITH SUIT: Gigi Hadid has been hit with a federal lawsuit, The Blast reports. According to court documents obtained by the site, a company called Xclusive-Lee Inc. they had rights to a shot of Gigi; when she posted it to her own Instagram without permission (and soon deleted it), she violated their rights, they allege.

FREIDA PINTO WON’T WORK WITH WOODY ALLEN: Freida Pinto joins a growing list of stars vowing to not work with Woody Allen, following persistent claims by his adopted daughter that he molested her. She tells the Guardian: "I wouldn’t work with him because I’m in solidarity with women who have come out with their stories, whether they are proven or not. I’m just going to stick to what my gut instinct tells me."

RACHEL BROSNAHAN AND HUSBAND JASON RALPH HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR YEARS: After taking home a SAG Award for Best Performance for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sunday night, Rachel Brosnahan laughed to People over the rumor that she and Jason Ralph just got married. "We’ve been married for years and been together for even longer," said Brosnahan. "We had a good laugh when the news came out that we had just got married, like ‘Happy six-month anniversary, honey!’ " While the private star didn’t talk exact dates, People reports the pair have together since at least 2015.

KATE HUDSON IS NOT RAISING DAUGHTER GENDERLESS: Kate Hudson is not raising her daughter "genderless," despite reports to the contrary, she wrote on Instagram Monday. She explained: "Dear all my friends, fans and others who read this, Recently someone asked me something along the lines of if having and raising a girl is different from boys. My response was simple. Not really. This whole click bait tactic of saying I’m raising my daughter to be ‘genderless’ is silly and frankly doesn’t even make sense."

WHY FRIENDS THOUGHT EMILY BLUNT AND JOHN KRASINSKI WOULD SPLIT: When Emily Blunt signed on to work in John Krasinski’s directorial debut A Quiet Place, friends were concerned about their relationship, she says. "You go into this process not knowing what it’s going to be like. A lot of people were like, ‘You’re going to be divorced by the end of it,’ but we were so much closer," the actress, 35, said in the press room at the SAG Awards after she nabbed an award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her part in the post-apocalyptic movie, which Krasinski, 39, also starred in.

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NICK JONAS AND PRIYANKA CHOPRA HOLD ANOTHER WEDDING RECEPTION

Nick Jonas, 26, and Priyanka Chopra, 36, are still on their wedding tour! Their latest reception went down at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen in Belmont, North Carolina, a restaurant Nick's dad Kevin Jonas Sr. owns. (Kevin grew up in Belmont).

This fete—unlike their previous uber-luxe celebrations—was pretty down home. Nick was dressed casually, and Priyanka wore a simple white dress with a floral design. A sign outside Nellie’s read: "Nick and Priyanka just got hitched but that knot that they tied has not been dipped in gravy or honey or hot chicken grease. So it's time we throw them a Nellie's Southern feast. Mama and Papa J invite you with pride to come celebrate their boy and his bride."

The pair tied the knot officially in two ceremonies in India that honored both her Hindu background and his Christian background two months ago, and the parties haven’t stopped since.

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IS MEGHAN MARKLE MAKING PRINCE HARRY ‘GRUMPY’ AND ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship has been the subject of intense speculation since news first broke of their romance. More recently, Meghan was credited with turning Harry onto yoga, green juice and a generally healthier lifestyle, but new reports have emerged that allegedly reveal a much more nefarious influence.

Since their royal wedding in May of 2018, the Suits alum has reportedly urged Harry to shun reporters. Duncan Larcombe, a veteran royal reporter, even tells the New York Post that she is causing some unwelcome personality changes in her new husband.

"All of Harry's staff have always thought he was fantastic, but the two of them together are high maintenance" Larcombe added, claiming that Harry has allegedly been "quite grumpy and aloof from his own inner circle of staff. Harry was always very pally with them, so this is very unlike him ... What people love about Harry is that he wears his heart on his sleeve. He's down to earth, a normal guy trapped in the royal world, and he doesn't take himself very seriously. But now he is."

Larcombe contends that Meghan’s demands may hail from her Hollywood background: "As an actress, Meghan expects perfection. But when you’re in the royal family, you have to learn that it’s not about you, it's about what you represent."

Another contender accused Meghan of using and disposing Harry’s friends after they were engaged: "In the early days, Harry's closest friends tried to help Meghan out when she was the new girl on the block, but she didn't really need them after she got the ring on her finger."

VALENTINE’S DAY

Meanwhile, it looks like Valentine’s Day will be filled with work, not play, for the pair. Harry is set to visit Exercise Clockwork, 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle in North Norway on Feb. 14, according to Kensington Palace. The pregnant Meghan will stay at home.

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AMY SCHUMER HAUNTS INSTAGRAM WITH IMAGE OF ‘HORRIFIC’ BABY CAKE

Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. Amy Schumer’s sister-in-law gave her a very special cake to celebrate her pregnancy, and the comedian shared the "haunting" pictures with the world on Instagram.

"My sister in law. And I can’t stress that enough IN LAW. surprised me with a horrifying cake and i can’t thank her enough. So I won’t thank her at all," the comedian, 37, captioned the series of NSFW dessert photos. "@mofischhh something is truly wrong with you and i love you. #haunting #butthole."

The cake features flesh-colored frosting, brown sprinkles and a Cabbage Patch Kid doll’s head, and yes, it was created to resemble a live birth.

The pic went viral, with some of Schumer’s famous friends weighing in. Wrote Julianne Moore, "That is the best cake I’ve ever seen," while Jessica Alba tagged Schumer’s sister-in -law, writing, "I don’t know you but we need to be friends."

Schumer is expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer, and has documented her entire (very rough, thanks to extreme morning sickness) pregnancy on social media. Do you enjoy her updates or think it's TMI?

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

KATE WINSLET TO STAR IN HBO’S MARE OF EASTTOWN: Kate Winslet is headed for the small screen again after her star turn in HBO’s Mildred Pierce, circa 2011. She has signed on to star in and exec produce Mare of Easttown for HBO. She’ll play a small-town detective whose life crumbles as she investigates a local murder. Winslet has been nominated for seven Oscars, winning Best Actress in 2008 for The Reader. Gavin O’Connor will also executive produce and direct all episodes.

JONAH HILL, SHUTTERBUG: If Hollywood’s a bust for Jonah Hill, he can always turn to a career in photography. The two-time Oscar nominee shared his love of the art on Instagram: "I have decided to start sharing some photos with you all. Hope you enjoy, if not, that’s cool too." He published a series of black and white photos, plus shots of 2 Chainz, Kim Kardashian and Lucas Hedges.

TAREK EL MOUSSA TO MENTOR WOULD-BE FLIPPERS: Tarek El Moussa will bring aspiring real estate flippers under his wing in a new HGTV series, E! reports. The untitled pilot is currently in production and features El Moussa teaching novices how to flip properties. "From start to finish, I'm giving these first-time flippers everything they need to score a profitable deal and not a bank-breaking flop," the Flip or Flop star says in a statement. The solo show will premiere in 2019. Meanwhile, his ex Christina El Moussa will also be getting her own show (previously announced in June of 2018) called Christina on the Coast.

PETE DAVIDSON SAYS HIS ‘BRAIN IS MUSH’ AFTER KEVIN BARNETT’S DEATH: Pete Davidson is mourning his good friend Kevin Barnett’s death at age 32. The SNL funnyman did a comedy show at Caroline’s on Broadway in New York Tuesday night, telling the crowd he was devastated and that he was in a "weird" mood. "My head hurts," Davidson said. "How long have I been up here? Sorry, my brain is mush."

KENDRA WILKINSON SPOTTED WITH ‘BAD CHAD’: Kendra Wilkinson is moving on with Bachelorette’s "Bad Chad" Johnson, TMZ reports. Hugh Hefner’s famous ex and Johnson were spotted leaving Rocco’s Tavern in L.A. Monday, hand in hand and looking cozy. Wilkinson is reportedly having a tough time finalizing her divorce from Hank Baskett; the court rejected their papers this month due to an error, the second time they failed to get a judge’s approval.

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REPORT: BRYAN SINGER ‘MOLESTED UNDERAGE BOYS’

The day after Bohemian Rhapsody got nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, more allegations emerged against director Bryan Singer. Some of the accusers claim he molested them, while others say he raped them. Victims claim they were left psychologically damaged, and with substance abuse problems.

NEW CLAIMS

In an expose published in The Atlantic, several men who have accused Singer of sexual abuse provided detailed accounts of their alleged encounters.

Victor Valdovinos claims Singer abused him on the set of Apt Pupil when he was 13. After telling him to strip and wear a towel, Singer reached through it, "grabbed his genitals and started masturbating it" and "rubbed his front part" on him.

Another anonymous accuser (dubbed Andy), says he had sex with Singer when he was 15 and Singer was in his 30s. He claims the star of Apt Pupil, Brad Renfro, 15 at the time, was also there. Renfro died in 2008 of a drug overdose at age 25.

Another accuser called Ben in the piece described Singer as "predatory" and says he would "ply people with alcohol and drugs and then have sex with them."

SINGER RESPONDS

Singer has denied the allegations. After the article’s publication, he issued a statement through his lawyer, Andrew Brettler.

The statement reads: "The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997. After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism. That didn't stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It's sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity. Again, I am forced to reiterate that this story rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits filed by a disreputable cast of individuals willing to lie for money or attention. And it is no surprise that, with Bohemian Rhapsody being an award-winning hit, this homophobic smear piece has been conveniently timed to take advantage of its success."

BACKGROUND ON BOHEMIAN

Singer directed most of the film, but was fired less than three weeks before it wrapped, after reported absences on-set and several altercations with the film’s star, Rami Malek. He received credit for the film, but has not appeared at any of the season’s awards shows, though Singer did celebrate his wins on social media. Notably, Malek did not mention Singer in his speech after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Malek told the LA Times on Tuesday that he wasn’t aware of the allegations against Singer when they started filming.

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KATE MIDDLETON GETS REAL ABOUT MOTHERHOOD

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Family Action’s South London HQ to launch a new national support line for families in need on Tuesday, and while she was there, she got real about the struggles every mother faces, even royals.

The 37-year-old royal said: "Everybody experiences the same struggle. You get a lot of support with the baby years...particularly in the early days up to the age of about one, but after that there isn't a huge amount—lots of books to read."

Kate and husband Prince William share Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 8 months. Since entering royal life, Kate has supported causes related to mental health and families.

She also wore a stunning emerald dress by London-based Beulah, which is working to eradicate modern-day slavery. Beulah partners with NGO production companies to employ women who have survived trafficking, and also work to make sure forced labor does not exist at any level on the brand’s supply chain.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

KEVIN HART SETS FIRST POST-JUMANJI FEATURE: Kevin Hart is juggling multiple projects right now (including a live-action Monopoly movie just announced last week), and now he’s signed on for another. After finishing the sequel to Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Hart will re-team with the studio on Fatherhood from About a Boy director Paul Weitz, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on a memoir by Matt Logelin titled Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love; it follows the story of a man whose wife dies just after childbirth leaving him with a daughter to raise on his own. "When I started reading this script, I was immediately touched and brought to tears," says Hart. "At HartBeat, we seek to provide the audience with stories that evoke true emotions and this story does just that. Our hope is to bring honor to the Logelin family, and we are thrilled to be working with Sony, Paul, Temple Hill and Free Association on such an incredible project."

KEEGAN MICHAEL-KEY, JOHN LEGUIZAMO BOARD PLAYING WITH FIRE: John Leguizamo and Keegan-Michael Key are joining the party in Playing With Fire. John Cena, Brianna Hildebrand and Judy Greer are already on board for the Paramount Players project, which follows fire fighters tasked with watching three wild kids on Christmas vacation. The film is set for March of 2020.

MADELAINE PETSCH TO STAR, EXEC PRODUCE CLARE AT 16: Riverdale star Madeleine Petsch will star in and executive produce the comedy horror film Clare at 16, which is based on an upcoming Don Roff novel. Mark Pavia (The Night Flier) will write the adaptation and direct. The story follows a high school student who has to live with her grandparents after being orphaned. Her upset life gets crazier when evil invades her grandparents’ small town and she is the only one brave enough to fight it.

YOU PERFORMS WELL FOR NETFLIX AFTER FALTERING ON LIFETIME: The Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail-starring You has done very well for Netflix after struggling on Lifetime, the streamer reveals. The thriller averaged 1.1 million viewers (and only 611,000 in same-day ratings) during its run on cable in the fall, but is reportedly on pace to be viewed by 40 million accounts in its first four weeks, Netflix revealed. Newbie Sex Education (it premiered last Friday) is on the same track.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

MICHAEL SHEEN, MATTHEW RHYS, ANDREW SCOTT JOIN HEART OF DARKNESS: Joseph Conrad’s classic Heart of Darkness is being adapted into an animated feature, with Michael Sheen, Matthew Rhys and Andrew Scott set to voice the film. Gerald Conn is set to direct.

THE MASKED SINGER TOPS NEW SERIES: Fox’s The Masked Singer, with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, is currently the top-rated new series of 2018-19 among adults 18-to-49, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first few weeks of the year have seen five other unscripted shows launch to solid ratings. The show is based on a South Korean format. NBC's The Titan Games and America's Got Talent: The Championsopened with a 1.8 rating, putting them among the top five unscripted debuts of the past five years.

BERLIN FESTIVAL ADDS VICE AND ONE SECOND TO LINEUP: The 2019 Berlin International Film Festival has completed its official selection, adding Christian Bale-starrer Vice, Andre Techine's Farewell to the Night and Zhang Yimou's One Second to its lineup. Several documentaries, including Alan Elliott's Amazing Grace, Peter Lindbergh - Women Stories from director Jean Michel Vecchiet (Basquiat) and the concert doc You Only Live Once - Die Toten Hosen on Tour, are also headed over. The 69th Berlin International Film Festival is set to run Feb. 7-Feb. 17, and will bow with The Kindness of Strangers from Danish director Lone Scherfig (An Education).

NEIL BURGER TO HELM VOYAGERS: The Upside director is set to direct sci-fi thriller Voyagers, Variety reports. He also wrote the film, which tells the story of 30 children who are sent into space on a missionto reach and populate a recently discovered planet. Production is expected to begin this spring.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

RHOC’S ALEXA CURTIN SPENDS NIGHT IN JAIL: Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexa Curtin got arrested for drug possession, The Blast reports. The 26-year-old got busted on January 5th for possession of Xanax and drug paraphernalia. She spent the night in jail and was released the next day after posting bail. This arrest is just the latest for Curtin, who has multiple active drug-related criminal cases. She is next due in court in March.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN, BEN BRAFMAN PART WAYS: In a widely anticipated move, Harvey Weinstein and his lead lawyer Ben Brafman are going their separate ways, four months ahead of Weinstein’s criminal trial on sex assault charges. "Mr. Weinstein has authorized Mr. Brafman to formally notify Judge Burke of his decision to withdraw as counsel for Mr. Weinstein in connection with all legal matters currently pending," Weinstein spokesman Juda Engelmayer said in a statement.

STEVE-O TALKS PAST DRUG USE: Appearing on In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Jack**s alum Steve-O revealed the low-point in his drug addiction. "I’m in his house and over at the table where he would weigh out all of his drugs, there was a very noticeable residue of cocaine," Steve-O claimed. "And so I went over to the table to scrape up a pile of cocaine to snort it. But as I had sat down looking at it … you could see, like, the little tiny little blood splatter on the residue." He continued: "This is how just desperate and pathetic my addiction was that I sat there knowingly scraping up this tainted, like, blood cocaine. I sat there and snorted it, which is so f—ed up. I snorted the blood of an intravenous drug user." Steve-O has now been sober for 10 years. He’s currently engaged to girlfriend Lux Wright.

GOLDIE HAWN GOT IN KATE HUDSON’S GRILL DURING CHILDBIRTH: When Kate Hudson welcomed second son Bingham Bellamy in 2011, she realized she wasn’t quite ready for her mom Goldie Hawn’s up-close-and-personal approach in the delivery room. "She wanted me to think of my vagina as a magnolia flower," she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September. "I was like, 'I never want to think of my vagina that big—ever.'" They returned to the show on Thursday together to laugh over the October 2018 birth of Hudson’s daughter Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa. "As you might know, we had my daughter," Hudson giggled, "which is kind of how it goes down in the birthing room, anyway." Would you want childbirth to be a private or a family affair?

KATHRYN DENNIS QUESTION IF EX THOMAS RAVENEL HAS BEEN EVALUATED FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER: Kathryn Dennis, 26, is responding to ex Thomas Ravenel’s recent allegations of drug addiction and child neglect against her in their custody battle. According to court documents by The Blast, Dennis is requesting that Ravenel, 56, "identity every prescription drug and/or illegal drug that you have used during the past 6 years. For each prescription drug, please identify the doctor who prescribed the drug where you purchased your prescription drugs," according to the documents. The pair share Kensington Calhoun, 4, and son St. Julien Rembert, 3.

NINA DOBREV DEFENDS FRIENDSHIPS WITH IAN SOMERHOLDER & NIKKI REED: The 30-year-old Fam actress appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen’s after-show Wednesday, and a viewer asked her about her friendship with ex Ian Somerhalder and his wife Nikki Reed. "I don't think that's weird at all," Dobrev said. "That's great. Why can't everyone be friends?" She added: "I think that they have a beautiful baby. They are happy—and so am I. What's bad about that? I don't see any problem with that." Are you friends with any of your exes?

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AMY SCHUMER SLAMS INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR PHOTOSHOPPING HER IMAGE

Amy Schumer, 37, has never been afraid to take on body shamers. The pregnant comedian took to her Instagram Story to blast an account for sharing a Photoshopped picture of herself as an example of a before and after photo-editing job.

The post shot of Schumer shoed an evened out skin tone and slimmed down jawline. The account captioned it: "Like what I did with Amy Schumer? I will do that for you too."

Schumer shared a screenshot with a disgusted commentary. "Woof this is not good for our culture," Schumer wrote. "I like how I look and don't want to look like a carbon copy of this one type woman you feel is the best way to look."

Schumer has long been a retouching foe. As she told CBS This Morning: "I said, 'Do not retouch me in this movie. Do not retouch anything.' You see my cellulite. You see my, my rolls, whatever….It's like, I feel great. And I just want, I want other women, other people to -- to feel good about themselves. And I think walking out of this movie you really do."

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DAX SHEPARD THINKS HE MAY BE A RECOVERING SEX ADDICT

Back in the day, Dax Shepard got around. The 44-year-old appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw’s podcast "Phil in the Blanks" to dish on his pre-marriage sex life.

"I'd say I've had what could maybe be called a sex addiction at some point in my life," said Shepard, who has been married to Kristen Bell since 2013. "Not one that I had to seek treatment for, but..."

Well, McGraw, said, "There are worse addictions!"

"There are worse addictions, yes," Shepard said with a laugh.

Shepard recalled: "I would just say, 'I've had sex with a lot of people. I like to do it. It's healthy. Who cares? I'm not getting diseases. I'm single. Whatever.'"

He said realized he had a problem after a fight with a girlfriend he didn’t name.

"I hung up the phone, I was driving in the car and I immediately got horny," the actor recalled. "Now, that is a biochemical feeling; I'm getting a serotonin dump. Whatever I'm getting, that's a physiological thing: horniness. So, I'm just feeling authentically horny. And I think, 'Hmm, I'm going to text this girl I know.' And I text this girl—and there was a delay. And then I just had this moment of clarity. I was like, 'That's suspicious. I just felt disempowered by my girlfriend and immediately I got horny. Could me brain be, like, taking care of me?'"

McGraw concurred, but added later that it didn’t sound like a sexual addiction that warranted treatment. "For every thought you have there’s a physiological corollate," McGraw said. "There’s no thought that you have that’s there’s not some hydraulic in your body that goes along with it. I mean, think about a dill pickle. Think about biting into a dill pickle and crushing it, you feel it crunch. The vinegar explodes in your mouth. What happens? You start salivating, right? For every thought there’s something like that that happens."

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CHRISSY TEIGEN SHARES SECRET TO LOVING POST-PREGNANCY BODY

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has never been one to put up a façade in interviews. The mother of baby Miles and 2-year-old Luna, and wife of John Legend, covers the February issue of Good Housekeeping and inside, dishes on how she went from being swimsuit model to laughing about her stretch marks on Twitter, (mostly) without shedding a tear.

She says: "Every morning when I look at myself in the mirror, I'm like, 'Oh, my gosh, how did it get here? My baby was, like, four pounds and I gained, like, 60 pounds, and that seems off!' But, you know, I think everyone’s body is just really different. That's why, my posts of real mom s**t, and wearing the diaper, and having that mesh thing, and real postpartum business? I think as important as it is for people to see me do that, it’s also really important for me."

Teigen adds that we live in such a hyper-filtered world, seeing a normal mom bod comes as a shock. "I think, in a way, we've forgotten what a regular body looks like," she continues. "There are people out there who are struggling and I'm struggling, and it's OK to come to terms with that being OK, to realize that it's gonna be a bit of a journey."

And when she thinks of what she got, Teigen says she’s OK with the extra weight. "This is a new thing that I can change within my mind, that I don't have to be swimsuit model anymore," she adds. "I get to be a mommy, and I get to cook, and I get to meet incredible people, and I'm happy to be going through this transition."

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