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KENDALL JENNER SAYS SHE’S ‘CRIED ENDLESSLY FOR DAYS’ OVER SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS: Kendall Jenner has long been open about her struggles with mental health in the face of constant attention on social media. She graces Allure’s March cover and inside, discusses her journey with acne and anxiety. "I was feeling good about myself, and then when people say mean things I’m like, ‘I know I have a zit. I know I’m breaking out. You guys don’t have to keep pointing it out. I obviously see that, but let me live,'" she said the social media slams she got after appearing at the 2018 Golden Globes with blemishes. "I have cried endlessly for days because of things people have said to me, and I’ve had to become stronger through it," she revealed. "I mean, don’t get me wrong: I am not superhuman. I definitely feel, and the things people say online are very hurtful. You also just have to live your life and not pay attention to it. I think it can get pretty unhealthy if you really are deep in it and paying attention to it all the time. I think that that’s what can really mess you up."

ROGER MATHEWS PUSHES FOR CUSTODY: Roger Mathews reportedly plans to fight Jenni "JWoww" Farley for custody of their kids. Per new court papers obtained by The Blast, he is requesting primary physical custody and joint legal custody of their kids. He is also seeking monthly child support an alimony. Farley filed for divorce in September, and later came forward with allegations of physical and emotional abuse.

DENISE RICHARDS OPENS UP LIFE WITH ‘SPECIAL NEEDS’ DAUGHTER: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Denise Richards is opening up about motherhood. Of raising Sam, 14, Lola, 13, and Eloise, 7, she says: "It’s extremely hard to keep children grounded. This is not an easy time to grow up." Raising Eloise, whom she adopted and has a chromosomal disorder, has been particularly challenging, she says. "She wasn’t able to sit up on her own for a very long time, and she didn’t start walking until she was 2, and that was with physical therapy," she says. "She can only say a handful of words," says Richards, who married Aaron Phypers in September. "And there are times when she feels like her age in understanding, and then other times where it feels she’s emotionally 3 years old. It’s been challenging. I’m learning every day because they don’t really have a road map for her particular case."

AZIZ ANSARI ACKNOWLEDGES MISCONDUCT IN STAND-UP: On his new U.S. and European comedy tour, Aziz Ansari isn’t shying away from the misconduct allegations he faced last year. Insiders tell Page Six that at the Helium Comedy Club in Philly didn’t crack jokes about it, but did allude to the incident. "No jokes but did briefly comment on it at the end of the set when thanking us for coming," the insider said. "It was a great show with some new material."

SUSAN LUCCI TALKS HEART SURGERY: The 72-year-old soap opera icon Susan Lucci underwent surgery to fix blocked arteries, she tells People. She discovered a problem while shopping at the Tory Burch boutique in Manhasset, Long Island, she said. Lucci went to hospital in extreme discomfort, and the doctors there discovered a 90% blockage in the heart’s main artery and a 70% blockage in another. She says she was "shocked." Lucci says she’s sharing her story so other women monitor themselves. "We often put ourselves on the back burner," Lucci said. "But if your body is telling you something, we need to pay attention."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

NETFLIX ORDERS AMERICAN FERRERA DRAMEDY: Netflix is adapting an America Ferrera-produced digital series and turning it into a half-hour dramedy. The bilingual Latinx series Gente-fied focuses on the lives of three Mexican-American cousins in L.A., as they struggle to keep their dreams afloat and support their grandfather and his taco shop.

RATINGS FOR DONALD TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION UP: Donald Trump’s 82-minute State of the Union address—almost as long as Bill Clinton’s record-breaking 2000 SOTU—touched on a lot of issues, including the economy, the wall and the state of the union. In metered markets, CBS had a 4.6/7, taking the number #1 spot among the broadcast networks away from usual top dog NBC, Deadline reports. NBC nabbed a 4.5/7, while ABC snagged a 4.1/7 and FOX managed a 3.1/5.

THE SIMPSONS RENEWED: Fox renewed The Simpsons for seasons 31 and 32. When those seasons conclude, it will bring the show's episode tally to an astounding 713, solidifying and extending its record as TV’s longest-running scripted prime time series.

PARAMOUNT IN TALKS TO SNAG BULLSEYE: Screenwriter Chris Boal’s feature pitch Bullseye is reportedly in a competitive bidding situation. La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz has signed on to produce it via his banner Original Headquarters, Deadline reports. The film will follow the story of paranoid thrillers a la All the President’s Men; this tale is set in the present day and social media will be featured heavily. Paramount Pictures is said to be in deep negotiations for the rights and has already tasked Alex Jackson to develop the film.

VICE STUDIOS TO PARTNER WITH BBC ON BREXIT DOCUMENTARY: Vice Studios is set to partner with the BBC on Inside The Brexit Storm. This follows the BBC’s commission of The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On, a documentary about Salman Rushdie’s controversial novel of the same name.

DISNEY TO HOLD BACK CAPTAIN MARVEL FROM NETFLIX: Captain Marvel, set to drop March 8th, will be the first Disney title to be withheld from Netflix and instead will be offered on Disney+, a streaming service scheduled to launch later this year. The execs know it’s going to hurt: CFO Christine McCarthy says the House of Mouse expects a $150M hit.

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JENNIFER GARNER OPENS UP ABOUT BEING TRACKED BY PAPARAZZI

Jennifer Garner is reflecting on her life in the spotlight. The Golden Globe winner shares three kids with her ex-husband Ben Affleck, and as she explains in the WSJ Magazine’s March Women’s Style Issue, the unwanted media attention really spiraled out of control once they got married.

In a column for the magazine, Garner writes: "How do you adapt your career to your life? That's a big question. Becoming someone who is well known requires an enormous adaptation. Who am I now? How do I go through the world? Then there's having children and, in my case, a career that's a very selfish one. The combination of those things is the largest adaptation of all."

"Something Ben and I used to say to each other all the time is, 'We have to adapt.' We were surrounded by paparazzi. There were so many things you wouldn't expect," Garner writes. "We'd be left alone more at Disneyland than we would at a park 
in Santa Monica. But if you love something, you'll do whatever you need to do."

Garner and Affleck announced their separation in June of 2015 and finalized their divorce in late 2018; they share share kids Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, Samuel, 6.

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BRADLEY COOPER TALKS OSCARS SNUB, FATHER’S DEATH WITH OPRAH

Bradley Cooper admits that he’s pretty embarrassed about getting passed over for a Best Director nomination for his directorial debut, A Star Is Born.

Beloved by critics and audiences alike, many were shocked when his name didn’t appear in the final nominations. But he wasn’t.

Cooper told Oprah Winfrey for her upcoming SuperSoul Conversations TV special: "I was not surprised, I’m never surprised about not getting nominated. The first thing I felt was embarrassment, actually. I felt embarrassed that I didn’t do my part…Like, ‘Oh gosh, I didn’t do my job.'"

Still, the film did get eight Oscar nominations, including Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott).

FATHER’S DEATH

Cooper also spoke of his father Charles’ death in 2011 after a battle with lung cancer, and the impact it had on him.

"It was everything. It was the biggest gift he gave me. The second biggest gift — having me, bringing me into this life, and then him allowing me to be witness to his passing was equally as huge," Cooper said. "He was cradled in my arms and when he took his last breath, I honestly felt like it went into me and I’ve never seen anything the same since."

He added, "I stopped sweating stuff that I was sweating before that. It changed the way I was as an actor by like, the next day, and I just started to live my life in a different way. I’d seen someone die before, but losing my father that way, it changed everything."

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations From Times Square will air on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on OWN.

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FALLOUT FOR LIAM NEESON PICKS UP STEAM

Ripples are still being felt from Liam Neeson’s shocking revelation to Britain’s The Independent that he once sought out a "random black man" to murder following a loved one’s rape.

Although the Oscar winner apologized for the incident that occurred 40+ years ago, many say the walk-back hasn’t been enough.

Tuesday night, shortly before the New York City premiere of the 66-year-old Neeson’s action film, Cold Pursuit, the scheduled red carpet was nixed.

MORE BLOWBACK

Meanwhile, Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay tweeted that Neeson’s racially charged admission proved the reality of white privilege. "When people ask me what white privilege is. Imagine if this was Will Smith," she captioned the post.

But it seems that Neeson’s remarks have been so shocking, it has prompted a call (on social media at least) for his scenes to be removed from the upcoming Men in Black film.

"Was really excited for Men in Black: International with @chrishemsworth & @TessaThompson_x. Was 1 of my most anticapated (sic) films for 2019. Hated his casting before the horrifying controversy, but now really hope it’s not too late to digitally erase racist f--- Liam Neeson from it," one user wrote.

"You can literally hear Liam Neeson evaporating from all the upcoming Men in Black International marketing," wrote another.

DEFENDER

Whoopi Goldberg, who is a friend of the Taken star, defended him on The View: "People walk around sometimes with rage, that's what happens. Is he a bigot? No. I've known him a pretty long time, I think I would have recognized. I've been around a lot of real bigots. I can say this man is not one."

She added: "You can't be surprised that somebody whose loved one is attacked is angry and wants to go out and attack."

"What he did go on to say ... is that he realized that it was too dark for him, he went and got himself help."

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KIM KARDASHIAN LASHES OUT AT TABLOID FOR MOCKING HER SKIN

Kim Kardashian slapped back at The Daily Mail after the ‘bloid published a piece with the headline "Makeup mogul suffers bad skin day in LA ahead of Master Class beauty seminar."

The mother of three took to Twitter, writing: "It’s psoriasis all over my face," adding a crying emoji.

Her fans rallied to the cause. One wrote, "Heaven forbid her skin isn't flawless," while another tweeted, "Psoriasis is no laughing matter."

She has long been open about her skin condition. In December, she reached out to fans for help on Twitter. "I think the time has come I start a medication for psoriasis," she said. "I’ve never seen it like this before and I can’t even cover it at this point. It’s taken over my body."

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LIAM NEESON SAYS POWER WALKING, PRIEST HELPED HIM OVERCOME REVENGE FANTASY

Liam Neeson is defending himself after a shocking interview in which he admitted he once sought out a random black man to "kill" after a loved one was raped.

The 66-year-old sat down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts to discuss the controversy on Tuesday. As Roberts was quick to point out, when the interview was released, many critics questioned whether he would have been as vengeful if his loved one’s attacker had been white.

NEESON'S DEFENSE

"I’m not a racist," Neeson said, explaining that the incident happened "nearly 40 years ago" adding that he "definitely" would have sought out a white man with as much anger.

"I was trying to show honor, to stand up for my dear friend in this terrible medieval fashion," Neeson said. "I am a fairly intelligent guy. That’s why it kind of shocked me when I came down to earth after having these terrible feelings. Luckily no violence occurred. I did want to lash out because my friend was brutally raped and I was defending her honor. It was a learning curve."

SEEKING HELP

Neeson also said he sought out help for his behavior. He said: "I did it for maybe four or five times until I caught myself on And it really shocke me, this primal urge I had. It shocked me and it hurt me. And I did seek help. I went to a priest and made my confession. I was reared a Catholic."

He added that "power walking" helped ease his anger.

ROBERTS PUSHES BACK

Roberts pushed him on several points.

"This wasn’t discovered by somebody. You admitted this. I give you credit there. But also you have to acknowledge that the hurt of an innocent black man knowing that he could have been killed for something he did not do because of the color of his skin," Roberts said. "I know that you’re getting crucified in many ways for saying what you did — and you’re not shying away, you’re admitting that it was wrong — but you have to also understand the pain of a black person hearing what you said."

"All those things surprised me," Neeson said. "But it was this primal hatred, I guess, that really, really shocked me when I eventually came down to earth and I saw what I was doing. Going out and looking for a fight? Violence breeds violence, bigotry breeds bigotry."

CHILDHOOD TO BLAME?

He also blamed his childhood in Northern Ireland for his perception of violence’s purpose.

"I knew a couple of guys that died on hunger strike, and I had acquaintances who were very caught up in the Troubles, and I understand that need for revenge, but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland’s proof of that," he said. "All this stuff that’s happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that. But that primal need, I understand."

AUDIO: LIAM_NEESON

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

OPRAH WINFREY TALKS RETIREMENT: Oprah Winfrey isn’t ready to hang up her hat, she tells Entertainment Tonight, despite having turned 65 on January 29th. "It is a milestone," she acknowledges. "It's an interesting thing. Gayle was saying, 'Are you feeling some kind of way?' I go, yeah actually, I am feeling some kind of way because it's the number of which the United States government has said you're officially old. You are now going to retire and ... all my friends are sending me, like, 'Did you get your Medicare card? I think you're gonna be OK.'" Still, she says she doesn’t "believe" in retirement.

BEN AFFLECK AND LINDSAY SHOOKUS ‘TALKING’ AGAIN: A source tells ET that Ben Affleck and his Saturday Night Live producer ex Lindsay Shookus are talking again. No word of a romance though. "Ben’s main priority remains his family and children," the source notes. The pair split shortly before he re-entered rehab for the third time in August.

INDIE SPIRIT AWARDS PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED: Sterling K. Brown, Elsie Fisher, Regina Hall, Armie Hammer and KiKi Layne will be among the presenters at year's Film Independent Spirit Awards, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23rd.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE TO AIR PRE-TAPED SPECIALS: While Andy Cohen takes time to bond with his new son, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen will air pre-taped specials, Page Six reports. The 50-year-old welcomed his first child February 4th. "WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen," he shared on Instagram Monday. "I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow."

MODERN FAMILY RENEWED FOR 11th AND FINAL SEASON: Modern Family’s end is nigh. The hit show has been renewed for an 11th season, ABC has revealed. But it will also be the final one for the five-time Emmy winner. "In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss," says Karey Burke, President of ABC Entertainment. Deadline is reporting that the season will likely land somewhere between 18 and 22 episodes.

ABBY LEE MILLER RETURNS TO DANCE MOMS IN EXPLOSIVE NEW TRAILER: Abby Lee Miller is back. In a trailer for Lifetime’s upcoming Dance Moms Resurrection, the 52-year-old opens up about her cancer struggle and reveals how she regained her strength and return to her first love: teaching dance. "In an instant, your life changes completely," Miller says in the clip, followed by footage of her fighting back tears in a hospital bed. "I was ready to go back to work and start my life over and now I can’t even walk. I need to get back to teaching and I need to get back to screaming at children. I need to get back to my roots. I’m going to take these kids right back to the turf." Dance Moms Resurrection will air in June on Lifetime.

KATE MIDDLETON BROUGHT FAMILY PIC TO SHOW-AND-TELL: During show-and-tell at Lavender Primary School in Enfield Town, England Tuesday, Kate Middleton brought a pic of herself, Prince William, Prince George, Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis. She was participating in a Children’s Mental Health Week initiative. The Duchess also sat down with pupils and also learned about their special treasures.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

CHRISSY TEIGEN, KENAN THOMPSON, MORE SIGN ON FOR NBC COMEDY: NBC is teaming up with the Just for Laughs comedy festival for a comedy competition series dubbed Bring the Funny, which will feature stand-up and a star-studded panel of judges. Comedian Amanda Seales will host, and the judges include Chrissy Teigen, SNL’s Kenan Thompson and Jeff Foxworthy. Contestants are vying for a $250,000 prize package. The show is casting now.

PETE DAVIDSON AND KATE BECKINSALE SPOTTED HOLDING HANDS: Rumored new lovebirds Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale were spotted holding hands again after his stand-up show at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood. They were first spotted together in January, when they reportedly got acquainted at Netflix’s Golden Globes afterparty.

ROGER MATHEWS FIRES BACK AT JENNI ‘JWOWW’ FARLEY'S ABUSE CLAIMS: Roger Mathews is denying estranged wife Jenni "JWoww" Farley’s claims of physical and emotional abuse, endangering their two kids and colluding with her exes to harm her. "I am extremely saddened. Saddened, as I lay here next to both of our children that we could not have found a better way to handle our differences. You and your post have made me a monster," Mathews wrote in a statement posted to his website. He also apologized for pushing her, but claimed that she edited the video she posted last week showing the push that removed evidence of her own bad behavior. "I want to say right here, and right now that did not give me the right to push you, and for that I am sorry, and I apologized at the time too," he added later on in the statement. "I am not this monster you paint me to be. I repeat you have never once ever conveyed to anyone I was ever physical in any way to you. I’m confident you could find a few people now that will claim you did, but it would be because you asked them to lie for you."

TORI SPELLING CONFIRMS 90210 RETURN: 90210 alum Tori Spelling confirmed that the hit 90’s show is returning. She told Access that the reboot "is the OG crew back together and we’re playing heightened versions of ourselves. The fans will be pleasantly surprised, though, because we will intercut that with scenes from the show. So it’ll be a whole ensemble cast playing a heightened version of themselves. Almost everybody."

J.D. MADISON’S ASSAULT ACCUSER CHARGED WITH FILING FALSE REPORT: Five months after Southern Charm star John David "J.D." Madison was accused of sexual assault by Susan Johnson, she has been charged with filing a false police report. Her bond was set for $10,000 before she was released from jail, E! reports. Her lawyer says the arrest is bogus. "Susan is going to fight this unfair, unfounded charge. She was severely intoxicated on the night in question and so naturally there are some inconsistencies in her recollection. Such inconsistencies do not make her a liar, and they certainly do not make her a criminal," her attorney Trey Harrell said in a statement to People. "Susan does not remember sending any of the messages—or making any of the phone calls—that police are using as ‘evidence' to dispute her recollection of what happened."

GISELE BUNDCHEN IS OPENING UP ABOUT LEONARDO DICAPRIO: Gisele Bundchen, 38, is opening up about her split from Leonardo DiCaprio, 44. She tells Porter that she finally broke it off when she realized she needed a major change of pace:"No longer numbing myself with smoking, drinking and too much work, I was becoming more and more aware of things that I’d chosen not to look at. Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes." They dated from 2000-2005; she’s now married to New Englands Patriot quarterback Tom Brady.

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‘GLASS’ WINS BOX OFFICE, ‘DEADPOOL 2’ OVERTAKES ‘DEADPOOL’

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is still topping the box office. Glass was No. 1 on the chart for the third week in a row, bringing in $9.5 million domestically. The self-financed superhero thriller has raked in $88.7 million in its 17 days out. The Universal/Comcast film is doing well overseas as well, hauling in $199 total.

Deadpool 2 also officially overtook Deadpool with $784 million in earnings, making it the highest-grossing title in 20th Century Fox's roster of X-Men movies.

STX’s The Upside grabbed $8.8 million in its fourth weekend, bringing in $75.59 million for the Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman starring melodrama.

Miss Bala, a drug-cartel drama starring Gina Rodriguez, meanwhile, flopped with a $6.7 million haul.

Revenues overall in North America maxed out at $71 million, the lowest tally for a Super Bowl weekend in almost 20 years.

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RAMI MALEK ADDRESSES BRYAN SINGER’S MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS

Since The Atlantic published a searing new string of sexual misconduct allegations against Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer in January, many have been calling on its star Rami Malek to address the situation more fully.

Malek, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his starring role in the film, has previously said he was not aware of other allegations against Singer. And as Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody in its last weeks of production (he does receive credit as director though), he has not appeared with Singer while collecting his Golden Globe and SAG trophies. Notably, he also didn’t mention Singer in his acceptance speeches.

OPENING UP

At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Malek told The Hollywood Reporter: "My heart goes out to anyone who has to live through anything like what I’ve heard and what is out there.

"It’s awful, it’s remarkable that this happens, I can appreciate so much what they’ve been through and how difficult this must be for them. In the light of the #MeToo era that this somehow seems to exist after that, it’s a horrible thing."

He also addressed his own issues with Singer as well. "I've sat here and talked about how everyone deserves a voice and anyone who wants to talk about what happened with Bryan deserves to have their voice heard," Malek said. "In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that's about what I can say about it at this point."

He added, "For anyone who is seeking any solace in all of this, Bryan Singer was fired. Bryan Singer was fired, I don't think that was something anyone saw coming but I think that had to happen and it did."

Singer has denied all allegations of misconduct against him and has claimed he was wrongly fired. He still stands to make $40 million from the film.

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JUSSIE SMOLLETT SPEAKS OUT FOLLOWING ATTACK

Jussie Smollett broke his silence Friday after what is being described as a racist and homophobic attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

"Let me start by saying that I’m OK," Smollett told Essence. "My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words."

Regarding some skepticism about the nature of the attack, he said that he’d been "100 percent factual and consistent on every level" with authorities.

"Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served," he said.

"As my family stated, these types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender-conforming siblings daily. I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident," Smollett said.

"We will talk soon and I will address all details of this horrific incident, but I need a moment to process," he concluded. "Most importantly, during times of trauma, grief and pain, there is still a responsibility to lead with love. It’s all I know. And that can’t be kicked out of me."

PERFORMANCE

Smollett performed his first show on Saturday in Southern California in front of 300 people. He told audience members that he isn’t quite healed, but is doing OK. He also clarified details of the attack.

"There's a lot of stuff that's been said about me that is absolutely not true," Smollett said before speaking out about his injuries. "I was bruised but my ribs were not cracked. They were not broken."

"I don't even care to name any names," he said. "The hateful rhetoric that gets passed around, it has to stop. But guess what, it stops with the people that believe in love."

He joked that he is the "gay Tupac" and told the audience that now is the time to be "blacker" and gayer."

THE ATTACK

Chicago police reported Tuesday that the 36-year-old Empire star—who is openly gay—had been attacked by two as-yet-unidentified men who started by "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs."

He told police that the men then beat him, "poured an unknown chemical substance," and wrapped a rope around his neck. He later told police they yelled "MAGA country" at him, a reference to President Trump’s "Make America Great Again" slogan.

He was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital but is on the mend.

When it was revealed that Smollett had received threatening letters prior to the attack, the FBI took over the investigation as a possible hate crime.

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PATRIOTS BEAT RAMS 13-3 FOR RECORD-TYING SIXTH SUPER BOWL WIN

THE GAME

The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53 last night (February 3rd) in Atlanta, winning their sixth Super Bowl to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most titles. But this game was far from the Patriots dynasty's most exciting championship-winner, setting a record as the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever. The first three quarters of the game seemed at times to be a punting showcase, as both teams managed to score only one field goal each -- and in fact, that was all the Rams scored -- until New England finally showed enough scoring spark in the fourth quarter to take home another Lombardi Trophy. Even though quarterback Tom Brady won the MVP in four of the five Super Bowls the Pats had previously won, the MVP last night went to receiver Julian Edelman, who was the most consistent standout of the game, making 10 receptions for 141 yards.

Lackluster First to Third Quarters:

Neither team scored in the first quarter, and in a sign of what was to come in the defense-dominated game, Brady was intercepted on the first pass he threw. Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a 46-yard field goal, and Brady was sacked for the first time this post-season. But the Patriots got on the scoreboard first, with Gostkowski making a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter, while the Rams, led by 24-year-old quarterback Jared Goff, couldn't get anything going, and Goff got hit by a couple of the four sacks he was brought down by in the game. The teams headed to the locker rooms at halftime with New England up 3-0. Los Angeles finally put up some points in the third quarter on a field goal by Greg Zuerlein, but that would turn out to be all they'd score.

Patriots Break Out in Fourth Quarter:

The fourth quarter started with the teams tied at 3-3, the first time a Super Bowl has gone into the fourth without a touchdown, and it stayed that way until the Patriots finally scored a touchdown with seven minutes left to play, with rookie Sony Michel running in a two-yard score. The TD was set up a play earlier with a 29-yard catch by Rob Gronkowski on the Rams' two-yard line, the only time either team got into the red zone. The Rams tried to get the points back, with Goff finally putting together something of a drive, but he threw an interception that was picked off by Stephon Gilmore with 4:17 left at New England's two-yard line. The Patriots added another field goal with 1:12 left to take a 10-point lead. L.A. blew their final, really long-shot chance to come back when Zuerlein missed a 48-yard field goal with five seconds left. One more whistle and a Brady kneel-down, and the Patriots were champions again.

Stats:

  • Brady, at age 41, is the oldest winning Super Bowl quarterback. With his sixth Super Bowl win, Brady also passed Charles Haley to hold the record alone as the player with the most Super Bowl titles.
  • Despite the record low-scoring game, the Patriots' 10-point margin of victory was the largest of their Super Bowl wins. They also tied for the lowest points allowed in a Super Bowl with the 1972 Dallas Cowboys, who held the Miami Dolphins to three points.
  • Bill Belichick became the oldest winning Super Bowl head coach at age 66. He also has the most championships as a head coach with six.
  • MVP winner Edelman missed all of last season, including the Patriots' Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, after tearing a knee ligament in the preseason.

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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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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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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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INDUSTRY NEWS

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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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

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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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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