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FRAN DRESCHER SAYS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS AFFECTED HER TV WEIGHT: Fran Drescher, star of ‘90s sitcom 'The Nanny,' said she hadn’t processed being raped at gunpoint in 1985. Page Six reports that she had lost over 30 pounds in the five seasons the show ran. She often modeled coveted designer dresses while on the show.

SEAN SPICER TO SHOOT TALK SHOW PILOT: Former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer is preparing to shoot a pilot for a talk show with Debmar-Mercury, although, no network is attached to the project. According to The New York Times, The show will be called, Sean Spicer’s Common Ground, and it will be based around Spicer interviewing interesting public figures.

NICK LOEB MOVES TO LOUISIANA FOR SOFIA VERGARA EMBRYO BATTLE: Nick Loeb filed a new lawsuit against former fiancée Sofia Vergara in Louisiana in March to gain custody of their frozen embryos. Now, Page Six is reporting that Loeb has moved to Louisiana in hopes of improving his chances of winning the case. The Modern Family star is currently married to actor Joe Manganiello.

T.I. MIGHT JOIN EDDIE MURPHY IN NETFLIX’S ‘DOLEMITE IS MY NAME!’: Rapper-turned-actor T.I. (aka Clifford Harris) is in talks to join Eddie Murphy in the upcoming Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Name! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic about comedian and film producer Rudy Ray Moore will also include Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson and Tituss Burgess.

GEORGE LOPEZ SELLING ‘KEEP THE KIDS, DEPORT THE RACIST’ JACKET FOR CHARITY: Taking the cue from Melania Trump’s fashion choice on her way to visit children at the border camps, comedian George Lopez and D.L. Hughley wore jackets this weekend that read on the back, "Keep the Kids Deport the Racist" and "Fo Real Tho!" According to TMZ, the online response was so big, Lopez is now working with Inland store in Venice, CA, to sell jackets and t-shirts online. Proceeds will go to fund efforts at the border to reunite parents and their kids.

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'PAWN STARS' PATRIACH DEAD AT AGE 77: Richard Harrison, known to "Pawn Stars" fans as "The Old Man," died Monday morning (June 25th) after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. His son, Rick Harrison, who costarred with him on the History Channel show, announced on Instagram that his father died at age 77, "surrounded by the ones he loved."

MOVIE ACADEMY FURTHER DIVERSIFIES, ISSUES 928 MORE INVITATIONS: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued 928 invitations to new members, the company announced Monday (June 25). Deadline reports some of the newly invited members include Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Dave Chappelle (Chapelle’s Show), Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out).

‘DEADPOOL 2’ BECOMES THIRD-BIGGEST R-RATED MOVIE: Deadpool 2 eclipsed the $700-million mark worldwide this weekend, which makes it the No. 3 R-Rated movie of all time, behind Deadpool and The Matrix Reloaded. The Ryan Reynolds-starring vehicle also became Fox International’s biggest opening of all time, with $176.31 million in 71 markets, beating previous record holder X-Men: Days of Future Past.

MTV RESUMES PRODUCTION ON ‘CATFISH,’ AFTER CALLING CLAIMS OF NEV SCHULMAN’S SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ‘NOT CREDIBLE’: Catfish will resume production following sexual misconduct claims. People reports that after one month, MTV decided the claims against the show's executive producer Nev Schulman were without merit.

RUSSELL CROWE TAPPED TO PLAY ROGER AILES IN NEW SHOWTIME LIMITED SERIES: Academy Award winner Russell Crowe will take on the role of disgraced Fox News founder Roger Ailes. TVLine reports that the limited-run series will run for eight episodes on Showtime.

YOUTUBE ORDERS 10-EPISODE DARK COMEDY SERIES STARRING KIRSTEN DUNST: YouTube finalized a deal for a 10-episode series starring (and executive produced by) Kirsten Dunst, called On Becoming A God In Central Florida. According to Deadline, The dark comedy series will stream on YouTube Premium in 2019, and it centers around a water-park employee who begins an ascent up a multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme.

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BACHELOR IN PARADISE PREMIERE DATE REVEALED: Bachelor in Paradise is almost here. ABC announced the premiere date for season five Wednesday. Another season of drama, romance, therapy sessions and wine will arrive Tuesday, August 7that 8 p.m., the day after the finale of Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette lands. After its premiere, ABC will air BIP episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. The cast will be announced soon.

ABC ORDERS LOST-ESQUE REALITY SHOW: ABC is going to offer audiences its own spin on CBSSurvivor with a show featuring contestants on islets in the South Pacific, with snippets of their real life back home. Dubbed Castaways, it will separate its cast on different islets. Contestants will soon learn there are others out there, but won't know just how many. The show will also simulate disaster scenarios, featuring abandoned structures and scarce resources. TBD if there is any prize component to the fun. Castaways premieres August 7th

BILLIONAIRE BOYS GETS RELEASE DATE: Billionaire Boys Club, starring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, will get a limited release in theaters on August 17th, testing the limits of audience appetite for watching films starring people accused of sexual misconduct. After Spacey was accused of assault by multiple men, the film was temporarily shelved. Spacey was fired from Netflix's House of Cards and All the Money in the World, but the honchos behind Billionaire Boys decided to move forward. Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton star in Billionaire Boys. Vertical is distributing.

AMC LAUNCHING MOVIE-PASS LIKE SERVICE: The largest theater chain in the U.S., AMC, is offering a subscription service a la MoviePass. It’s more expensive at $19.95 per month, but has fewer restrictions. Dubbed AMC Subs A-List, it will roll out starting June 26th. The service will allow members to watch multiple movies a day and allow repeat viewings.

KEVIN JONAS TEASES THIRD R-RATED CAMP ROCK MOVIE: Camp Rock premiered a decade ago Wednesday, and at the anniversary event, Kevin Jonas told E! the milestone was "crazy" and hinted that a third movie may be headed our way. "We talked about it for a minute," he said, referencing conversations he had with his fellow Jonas Brothers. "Doing something ridiculous like an R-rate version now in our life, like a going back to camp kind of thing." Brother Joe previously said he’d be on board.

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