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DAKOTA JOHNSON DENIES BEING PREGNANT: Dakota Johnson is correcting reports (through her rep, per People) that she is pregnant with her boyfriend Chris Martin’s baby. It all started after pink and blue balloons were spotted at the Coldplay frontman’s home. Reps explain that Johnson was just celebrating her 29th birthday. It ended up being a star-studded fete, with her parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, as well as pals Julia Roberts and Sean Penn stopping by to party.

HELENA BONHAM CARTER SPEAKS ON HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Helena Bonham Carter reveals that she was afraid to come forward with her allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Carter was one of more than 80 women who claimed he assaulted them. "I found the way he treated certain people chilling – without any kind of respect. There were many times I disagreed with the way he behaved, and I don’t mean sexually," the 52-year-old actress told The Guardian in a new interview. "There were times when Harvey asked me to do certain things, and I said no. I knew I was running a thin line. Standing up to him wasn’t an easy thing to do because I knew I could potentially lose work."

BUSY PHILIPPS SAYS JAMES FRANCO ASSAULTED HER: Busy Philipps claims James Franco assaulted her while they were shooting Freaks and Geeks, according to reports. Philipps made the allegations in This Will Only Hurt a Little, a soon-to-land memoir obtained early by Yahoo Entertainment. "He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’" she wrote. "And he threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me." She also said he was a "bully" throughout the Freaks experience. Earlier this year, five women accused Franco of misconduct.

TROIAN BELLISARIO AND PATRICK J. ADAMS WELCOME FIRST CHILD: Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams are now a family of three. The 32-year-old Pretty Little Liars star and her 37-year-old Suits alum husband’s first child is a girl, E! News reports. Adams shared the happy news on Instagram: "The world just got 8lbs heavier," he wrote. "Thank you to everyone who fought for and protected our privacy during this incredible and beautiful time in our lives. Everyone is happy and healthy and loving every moment of this. I could not be more excited to bring a baby girl into this world at this moment. We will raise her to be powerful, to always speak her mind and heart and to live without fear. It's a brand new day and a brave new world and they are both beautiful."

BRAD PITT ISN’T DATING AN MIT PROFESSOR: Shattering the dreams of nerdy women everywhere, MIT professor Neri Oxman confirms that she never had a fling with Brad Pitt, despite persistent rumors to contrary. In a New York Times profile, she "emphatically" denied dating Pitt. The 42-year-old met Pitt via an architecture project at MIT, where she words as a professor of media arts and sciences. Pitt, 54, is still working through the details of his split from Angelina Jolie, with whom he shares six children.

LAW & ORDER’S BD WONG MARRIES RICHERT SCHNORR: Law & Order SVU alum BD Wong has married his longtime partner Richert Schnorr. The pair have been together since 2010. According to The New York Times, they married in a ceremony overlooking the water in Brooklyn. Cantor Sheera Ben-David officiated.

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Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months behind bars for tax evasion, but his friends are showing up in force to support their friend.

Sorrentino and his fiancée Lauren Pesce were photographed leaving the federal courthouse hand-in-hand. Later, they took to Instagram to share thanks to their fans and hope for the future.

Pesce captioned her throwback shot of them: "Thank you for all of your messages of love & support. We are happy to put an end to this chapter and excited to move forward in our future. We are blessed to have our health and the outpouring of support from family, friends & fans. We love you."

Fellow Jersey Shore cast members Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Ronnie Magro-Ortiz, DJ Pauly D, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Deena Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino and Angelina Pivarnick also appeared at court, many wearing black.

They were photographed leaving the court after the couple, offering their love and support. Sorrentino’s lawyer told TMZ: "Mike accepts the Court's judgment. He is looking forward to marrying his college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce, next month and moving forward together after he serves his sentence."

Sorrentino will have to surrender to authorities in 30 to 60 days, but until then, he’s free.

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SCOTT WILSON DIES AT AGE 76: Scott Wilson, a veteran actor who played Hershel Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead has died at age 76. The show’s Twitter account memorialized him thusly: "We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!" Wilson appeared in more than 30 episodes of the hit show from 2011 to 2014. In a statement, AMC said: "Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a character whose actions continue to inform our characters' choices to this day. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him. Scott will be missed."

JAMES BOND WILL NEVER BE A WOMAN: So stop dreaming. In a new interview with The Guardian, longtime James Bond exec producer Barbara Broccoli decreed that 007 isn’t a woman, and that’s that. "Bond is male. He’s a male character," she explained. "He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters … It was written in the ‘50s, so there’s certain things in Bond’s DNA that are probably not gonna change."

HFPA APOLOGIZES TO DREW BARRYMORE: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (they put on the Golden Globes) is apologizing to Drew Barrymore for a bizarre EgyptAir magazine interview that went viral last week. The piece included observations about her "failed relationships" and misquotes about her approach to parenting. It was written by former association prez Aida-Takla-Reilly. "Ms. Barrymore has been interviewed by HFPA members many times and we always appreciate her willingness to speak to us," they said in a statement. "As an organization comprised of journalists, the HFPA expects its members to uphold the highest degree of integrity in their journalistic activities. Based on our preliminary investigation, we understand that parts of the article in question were not written by Dr. Takla-O’Reilly and that other portions of the article may have come from other sources. We regret any distress caused to Ms. Barrymore by this article."

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND TAKING FEUD TO SUPREME COURT: The 102-year-old Olivia de Havilland is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a California ruling approving mega-producer Ryan Murphy’s use of her name and persona in FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan, an eight-episode series that focused on Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but included snippets of other celebrity lives. Catherine Zeta-Jones played her onscreen.

SARAH HYLAND’S BOYFRIEND WELLS ADAMS DEFENDS HER AGAINST TROLLS: The Modern Family star Sarah Hyland posted a shot of herself in a bikini along with the hashtag "#feelinmyselffriday." While many joined her assessment of the situation (including Paris Hilton), there were naturally some naysayers in the bunch. One troll advised her to "eat a doughnut," at which point Hyland’s boyfriend Bachelor in Paradise star Wells Adams, rejoined with some advice of his own. "Eat s—," he responded, per Instagrammers Comments by Celebs. Hyland, who suffers from complications due to kidney dysplasia, has spoken out many times on how body-shaming happens to skinny people too.

BACHELOR CONTESTANT CRISTY CASERTA DIES AT 38: A former contestant on The Bachelor died this week after an apparent seizure. Cristy Caserta was just 38. The lawyer appeared on season 15 of the ABC reality show. She was rushed to the hospital after slumping over unconscious at her desk at a training, but it was too late.

KATE HUDSON DEBUTED BABY ON SOCIAL: Rani Rose is bundled up and snoozing in her first shot on Instagram. Kate Hudson shared a heartwarming post of her new cutie Saturday, days after announcing Rani Rose’s birth. She is the 39-year-old’s first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa. Rani Rose joins Ryder and Bingham, Hudson’s two sons from previous relationships.

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Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley is slamming Kate Middleton’s glam post-birth glow. The 33-year-old shares her thoughts in a graphic essay included in Scarlett Curtis’ book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies), dedicating it to her 3-year-old daughter Edie.

The essay, titled "The Weaker Sex," describes the Duchess of Cambridge’s post-birth glamour shot: "She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on. The face the world wants to see. Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful, look stylish, don't show your battleground, Kate."

Middleton has famously emerged after giving birth to her three children looking fresh as a daisy.

"Seven hours after your fight with life and death, seven hours after your body breaks open, and bloody, screaming life comes out. Don't show. Don't tell," Knightley writes. "Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers. This stuff is easy. It happens every day. What's the big deal? So does death, you s--- heads, but you don't have to pretend that's easy."

Knightley says that in contrast, she "wore a hospital gown with paper pants on."

The Colette star also shared graphic physical details of the wear and tear of childbirth. "My vagina split. You came out with your eyes open. Arms up in the air. Screaming," she writes. "They put you on to me, covered in blood, vernix, your head misshapen from the birth canal. Pulsating, gasping, screaming."

She adds that what she remembers most from the process of giving birth is the "vomit, the blood, the stitches."

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Sony’s Spider-Man adjacent Tom Hardy-toplining Venom has nabbed an estimated $80 million at the box office this weekend, topping Gravity ($55.8 million) as the highest-opening October film ever.

Critics gave Venom the thumbs-down, but audiences were more generous, giving it a B+ CinemaScore.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' A Star Is Born also made a respectable splash, nabbing $42.6 million. A Star Is Born stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (who also directed).

Rounding out the top five: Smallfoot, with $14.9 million; Universal’s comedy Night School, with $12.3 million; and Universal’s fantasy The House With a Clock in Its Walls, with $7.3 million.

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If the story sounds familiar, that’s because we’ve heard it before. Dueling exes Amber Heard and Johnny Depp continue to duke it on in the press, despite having settled their divorce in 2017.

The latest controversy erupted over Depp’s interview in British GQ. In it, he expressed frustration over being seen as an abuser. (Heard famously accused Depp of psychological and physical abuse.)

He added that the claims harmed his reputation, turning him from "Cinderella to Quasimodo" in the eyes of Hollywood. "I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you. And then people start putting things in magazines: 'He's insane. He needs to take a sanity test…' You know, ludicrous stuff." He added, "Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this..."

Heard’s team hit back, saying: "It is outrageous that GQ never spoke to any of the multiple witnesses to Mr. Depp's physical abuse of Ms. Heard prior to publishing its article." A rep added: "If GQ had done even a basic investigation into Mr. Depp's claims, it would have quickly realized that his statements are entirely untrue. Mr. Depp has blatantly disregarded the parties' confidentiality agreement and yet has refused to allow Ms. Heard to respond to his baseless allegations, despite repeated requests that she be allowed to do so. Mr. Depp is shamefully continuing his psychological abuse of Ms. Heard, who has attempted to put a very painful part of her life firmly in her past. One need only look at the physical evidence to draw the proper conclusion."

On Thursday, his attorney told E! that Depp was "simply defending himself against Ms. Heard's lingering false abuse accusations."

Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman presseds on, claiming that he is in fact the abuse victim. "Next month, we will be submitting clear evidence of the violence committed serially against him by Ms. Heard and the serious injuries that he suffered. We will also submit overwhelming evidence that Ms. Heard faked the abuse allegations against Mr. Depp."

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PETA HONORS BRADLEY COOPER: Bradley Cooper has a new fanbase. PETA is honoring the auteur and star for casting his pup Charlie in A Star Is Born. The 43-year-old will be the first-ever recipient of its Compassion in Film Award. "Bradley Cooper’s happy, adorable, and much-loved dog steals the spotlight — and viewers’ hearts — in this film because it’s clear that he loved being with his real-life ‘dad,'" PETA senior VP Lisa Lange said in a statement. "PETA has witnessed so much abuse and neglect of dogs, both on and off set, that we’re hoping Cooper’s kind decision sets a precedent for all of Hollywood to follow."

RAY DONOVAN STAR ARRESTED: Marion "Pooch" Hall, who plays Darryl Donovan on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of drunken driving and child endangerment, according to multiple reports. Officers in Burbank responded to a crash Wednesday night and witnesses "reported seeing a man driving a Chrysler 300 sedan weaving in and out of traffic with a small child seated on his lap," according to a police statement. "One witness reported seeing the child’s hands on the steering wheel." Showtime declined to comment.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL SURPRISE STUDENTS AT OHIO SCHOOL: Well, hello there! Students at LeBron JamesPROMISE school got the surprise of their life when Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel popped by. The Sinner star, 36, and her "Say Something" husband spent time with the kids the day after his October 2nd performance in Cleveland. "When @justintimberlake & @jessicabiel show up to @kingjames’ I PROMISE school to surprise his kids…we show them ALL the moves!" the school’s account wrote on Instagram. "#WeAreFamily #IPROMISE."

CHRIS EVANS WRAPS CAPTAIN AMERICA: Chris Evans is hanging up his shield. "Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor," the actor tweeted. Evans wrapped Avengers 4. He played Johnny Storm in a few Fantastic Four films and first took on the Steve Rogers role in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. Avengers 4 opens May 3, 2019.

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Say what? Fans are scratching their heads over a series of cryptic quotes Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Khloe has been posting.

One recent Instagram Story post read: "If you've been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you're a badass with a heart of an angel."

No context. Uh … U OK?

Three days prior, she posted in Stories: "Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You’re responsible for your own happiness. Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life to begin with."

Some say the messages are an oblique reference to drama with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson (who, followers of the Kardashians will recall, was videotaped cheating on her during the last weeks before she gave birth to their baby True), and who was recently photographed leaving a club with a few women.

Later, reports emerged that he was getting touch-feely with a girl at the club. Neither Khloe nor Tristan have publicly addressed the rumors.

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Representatives for Drew Barrymore are claiming that she "did not participate" in a celebrity profile published in an EgyptAir inflight magazine. The piece drew a firestorm of attention for a variety of perceived offenses from the shoddy grammar of the article itself to insensitive observations allegedly made by both the author and the subject.

Reads one paragraph: "Despite being unstable in her relationships most of her life, despite the several unsuccessful marriages and despite the busy life of stardom that dominated her life for several years; the beautiful American Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has recently decided to temporary sic take an unlimited vacation to play her most crucial role as a mother."

But wait, there’s more. The piece continues: "Psychologists believe that her behavior is only natural since she lacked the male role model in her life after her parents’ divorce when she was only 9 years. Ever since that time, she has been subconsciously seeking attention and care from a male figure; but unfortunately things do not always go as planned and she has not yet succeeded in any relationship for various reasons."

Yikes! But then Barrymore herself gets quoted saying: "I cannot deny that women made a great achievement over the past century, there is significant progress recorded by people who study women status throughout history." Another comment about parenting reads: "I do not intentionally follow certain parenting methods with my daughters and I do not consult with psychologists... I focus on nurturing their minds as well as their small bodies."

Did she actually say that? NOPE, her rep screams. In a statement to HuffPo, Barrymore’s team kept it simple, saying that she "did not participate," and that they’re working with the airline PR team to rectify the error.

The BBC has reps on record saying she didn’t "technically... sit down with EgyptAir for an interview," but that the quotes were drawn from one such press conference.


EgyptAir stood by the piece on Twitter, writing: "This a professional magazine interview conducted by Dr. Aida Tekla Former president of the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) and one of the voting members of the Golden Globes."

Meanwhile, the HFPA says it's investigating. "We are aware that an article under the byline of our member Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly regarding Drew Barrymore, published in EgyptAir’s Horus magazine, has come into question," the H.F.P.A. said. "Ms. Barrymore has been interviewed by H.F.P.A. members many times and we always appreciate her willingness to speak to us. As an organization comprised of journalists, the H.F.P.A. expects its members to uphold the highest degree of integrity in their journalistic activities. Based on our preliminary investigation, we understand that parts of the article in question were not written by Dr. Takla-O’Reilly and that other portions of the article may have come from other sources. We regret any distress caused to Ms. Barrymore by this article."

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER’S FEUD WITH KIM CATTRALL OVER? The plot thickens. Sarah Jessica Parker responded to a fan’s question about a third Sex and the City movie, saying she can’t "imagine" doing another one with Kim Cattrall. Last year, Cattrall said she’d never return for a third one, adding that Parker wasn’t very "nice" to her during the hit HBO series’ run, or later. On Tuesday, a fan told Parker on Instagram, "You are still my hero. Please replace or write her out Kim / Samantha if she is not interested and bring back sex and the city movie #3. The fans need this." The actress replied, "Not sure if I can imagine doing another movie without her."

KATE HUDSON AND DANNY FUJIKAWA WELCOME RANI ROSE: Think pink! Kate Hudson announced that she and her partner Danny Fujikawa welcomed their first child, a girl named Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa on Tuesday. "We have decided to name our daughter Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after her grandfather, Ron Fujikawa. Ron was the most special man who we all miss dearly. To name her after him is an honor," Hudson wrote in her announcement post, which was captioned simply, "She’s here."

HOW OFTEN DOES TOM CRUISE SEE SURI? Tom Cruise is permitted per his custody agreement with ex Katie Holmes to see his daughter Suri up to 10 days a month. But, a source tells Us Weekly, he hasn’t seen his 12-year-old in years. Cruise and Holmes married in 2006 and split in 2012.

CHELSEA PERETTI ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN NINE-NINE EXIT: Months after surviving cancellation and moving from Fox to NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is losing one of its favorite stars. Chelsea Peretti took to Twitter to share thenews: "I won't be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine in season six. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji. I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina." Showrunner Dan Goor then piped up: "We have tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to a character who can only be described as 'The human embodiment of the 100 emoji.' While it's sad to see a member of the family leave, we are so proud of Chelsea and excited for what she does next. Also, I know for a fact that this isn't the last we'll see of Gina Linetti. I mean, she got run over by a frickin' bus, and she only missed like a week of work."

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS ON BEING SINGLE AND CHILDLESS: At 45, Tracee Ellis Ross has found her happy place. The star of ABC’s Black-ish tells InStyle for its November cover story that she’s "very pleased" with her life just as it is. "It's sort of fascinating to be 45 and single and childless," Ross admits. "Happily single, I should add. Not at home crying about it." She continues: "Some of the ability to reflect on what I really want comes from pushing up against a society that shames me for not having the expected trappings. I'm very pleased with my existence these days. Have I had to learn to make friends with loneliness? Yes. I think if I were in a relationship, it would be the same."

CHINA SAYS FAN BINGBING HAS BEEN FINED FOR TAX EVASION: The popular Chinese celebrity Fan Bingbing disappeared from public view in June, and according to a state-run agency, she has been ordered to pay $130 million after misreporting her earnings. In a public posting on social media, she apologized profusely. "As a public figure, I should have abided by laws and regulations, and been a role model in the industry and society," she said. "I shouldn't have lost self-restraint or become lax in managing (my companies), which led to the violation of laws, in the name of economic interests."

BRETT RATNER DROPS LIBEL SUIT: Brett Ratner is dropping his libel suit against Melanie Kohler, a former Endeavor employee who accused him of rape. He filed the suit against her on November 1st, the same day the L.A. Times reported that six other women were also accusing him of misconduct. Kohler’s attorney Roberta Kaplan calls Ratner’s decision to drop the suit "a win" for women everywhere."

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Kim Kardashian knows why her daughter looks like her—but it's not what you think. She says she and 8-month-old Chi look alike because God decreed it.

"I think I was so nervous to have a surrogate and to have that connection that God was like, ‘I’m going to make her look just like you,’" Kardashian revealed on the Tuesday, October 2, episode of Ashley Graham’s podcast "Pretty Big Deal."

She and husband Kanye West also share North, 5, and Saint, 2, and decided to go the surrogate route when doctors told her that carrying a third child to term would pose serious health risks.


Kardashian also addressed the blowback she got after announcing on social media that she weighed 119 pounds.

"I 100 percent completely understand where people would be coming from that felt that way," she said. "My intention is never to offend anyone and I really apologize if I offended anyone."

"You look so skinny," Kendall Jenner said in one clip posted on Kim's Instagram Stories back in August. "I’m really concerned. I don’t think you’re eating."

"I’ve never seen a human being look as good. It’s like… you’re a walking Facetune doll," Khloe Kardashian added, noting her sister looked "anorexic."

Social media users and celebs were horrified. Stephanie Beatriz and Emmy Rossum were among those who reacted, saying the comments could trigger eating disorders.

"I know people that have serious eating disorders that have been in and out of the hospital for 15 years, close people," she revealed. "So, I’ve been through, I’ve experienced it enough to have known better."

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Until Gwyneth Paltrow fell for Brad Falchuk, she didn’t think she’d marry again. She and first husband Chris Martin share two children and famously "consciously uncoupled" in 2014 after 10 years of marriage.

This past weekend, the 46-year-old Oscar-winner married American Horror Story co-creator Falchuk in an intimate wedding at her home in the Hamptons.

"I think that marriage is a really beautiful, noble and worthwhile institution, pursuit and endeavor," Paltrow told Marie Claire UK. "Because I don't think you get married and that's it—I think it's the beginning. You create this third entity, this third being that you have to nourish and look after."

She continued: "For a while, I thought, I don't know if I'd ever do it again. I have my kids—what's the point?"

But then. "And then I met this incredible man, who made me think, no, this person is worth making this commitment to," Paltrow said.

And as it turns out, she says "I'm very much the marrying kind. I love making a home."

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It was New York night on last night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars. Celebrating the beauty, the history and the regal elegance of the Big Apple, the pros kicked things with a classy, over-the-top musical group number set to "On Broadway."

The routine was choreographed by the show's own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore and featured Tiler Peck, a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet.

One of the highlights of the night was Bobby Bones – who went rogue.

At the end of his second week performance – a foxtrot routine set to Frank Sinatra’s "New York, New York" – the Nashville-based radio personality decided to finish with a spur-of-the-moment "floss" dance. The move surprised everyone in the studio, including his professional dance partner, Sharna Burgess. Judge Bruno Tonioli called him "brilliantly bonkers."

"I’m confused," judge Carrie Ann Inaba said with a laugh.

"I was feeling it in my heart," Bones said as he caught his breath. "... Len, I knew you would love it."

"It’s not the most elegant foxtrot I’ve ever seen," judge Len Goodman said. "But what I love about you, you come out, and you give it all you’ve got. And you sell it. Well done."

Bones and Burgess scored a collective 20 points from the judges – the same score they earned in Week 1.

Here’s a breakdown of how the other celebs did:

DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold danced the Foxtrot to "Boy from New York City." Len Goodman was impressed with how much DeMarcus had improved, while Bruno Tonioli said it looked like he’d been dancing since birth. They scored 24/30.

Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev danced the Cha Cha to "Welcome to New York." Even though Danielle had a misstep and Carrie Ann Inaba called her out for mouthing the count, Len was impressed. They scored 18/30.

John Schneider and Emma Slater danced the Charleston to "New York’s My Home." Bruno called the smooth dance a "first class ride," and it was a clear step up from the week prior. They scored a 23/30.

Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Cha Cha to "Uptown Girl." Although Nancy had a fractured foot and had a small misstep, she stayed confident throughout. They scored 21/30.

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten danced the Argentine Tango to "Swan Lake." Len was impressed, giving the dance a nine, while Carrie Ann wasn’t thrilled with the lift. They scored 25/30.

"Grocery Store " Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson danced the Foxtrot to "New York State of Mind." Joe found his confidence this week and it showed in his performance, regardless of the fact that he was the only "star" with no performance experience whatsoever. They scored a 17/30.

Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong danced the Argentine Tango to "New Dorp. New York." The duo brought the sexy to the tango for this number, with Carrie Ann calling it "the bomb," and their scores echoed that. They got a 26/30.

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson danced the Charleston to "Living in New York City." They shocked everyone, judges included, after a rocky performance week one. They even tied for the top score of the night with 26/30.

Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber danced the Waltz to "A Natural Woman." Mary Lou started out a little stiff and unsure, and then when the chorus came in, she let loose. Len made Sasha's night when he praised Mary Lou’s hand on her final turn. He did criticize her shoulders, which Bruno echoed when he warned against "losing her neck." They scored a 22/30.

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke danced a Quickstep to "42nd Street." While Len told Juan Pablo to be careful with his posture, Carrie Ann really enjoyed it and they became the third team to tie for first place with a score of 26/30.

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe danced the Samba to "Can’t Touch It." The judges loved the new attitude, but they also appreciated how much strength and power it took to hit each of her lifts and poses. They scored a 24/30.


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Is it ever too late to say "I’m sorry?" Samantha Markle is about to find out. She traveled to England to plead her case and find out if her estranged sister, Dutchess Meghan Markle, will forgive her for basically saying she was the spawn of Satan before her marriage to Prince Harry.

In a segment on Jeremy Vine’s U.K. talk show, she pitched her case.

"I would just say that there is so much water under the bridge and so much has spun out of control that was never intended to," Samantha said. "And you know, I think everybody was hurt not being included or invited to the wedding, but I felt as though it could have all been nipped in the bud had everyone been included, and we all just agreed to move forward with positive resolve. The hurt feelings wouldn't have snowballed, but believe it or not, it doesn't mean that we love you any less, I just think that families can be this way when there's confusion and people are hurt. So moving forward, I apologize and wish things could be different."

The 53-year-old attempted to visit Meghan—whom she very recently referred to as duchA**, repeatedly slammed in the press and publicly counseled Harry not to marry her in the days leading up to their May nuptials—at Kensington Palace, but her request has not yet been acknowledged.

Last week, publicist Robert Cooper tweeted: "Samantha Markle is coming to the UK. After making numerous attempts in private to arrange a one on one meeting with The Duchess of Sussex to discuss their 74 year old father’s health, Kensington Palace have refused to respond. I fear Meghan may not be made aware of these discreet attempts and therefore making this public is the only option we have left."

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EWAN MCGREGOR COMPLAINS ABOUT ALIMONY: Ewan McGregor is not happy with the financial arrangements he and his estranged wife have, according to court documents obtained by The Blast. In the papers, he says that while he’s been "voluntarily contributing to the living expenses" of Eve and the four children they share, he wants to cut back. He filed for divorce in January after 22 years of marriage.

GOT BRINGING BACK GHOST: Fan favorite Ghost, aka Jon Snow’s direwolf, will return to Game of Thrones for the eighth and final season. "Oh, you'll see him again. He has a fair amount of screen time in season eight," Joe Bauer, the visual effects supervisor on Game of Thrones, told HuffPost. He was last spotted in season six. HBO's Game of Thrones returns in 2019.

LOUIS C.K. STAGES ANOTHER UNWELCOME PERFORMANCE: His unasked for return tour continues! Accused sexual assaulter Louis C.K. hit NYC’s Comedy Cellar again Sunday, and per Page Six, it wasn’t a slam dunk. "He went on around midnight," said a comedy source. "A few women walked out. He didn’t address the #MeToo allegations against him. He was a little arrogant … he made some comment like, ‘I’ve been off for a while, ‘cause everyone needs a break,’" the source said. One audience member tweeted of C.K.’s set, "I saw Louis C.K. at the Comedy Cellar last night, and I’m happy to report that his new material is just as bad as the old." He first appeared at the venue in August following last year’s allegations, to a mix of vocal outrage and support from various camps in the comedy world. What’s your stance on C.K.?

ALTON BROWN GETS MARRIED: Food Network star Alton Brown has tied the knot with Elizabeth Ingram. The chef and the interior designer married over the weekend on a boat in Charleston, South Carolina. Brown shared the news on Instagram, captioning a shot of their dog Abigail: "Mom and dad got married on a boat and all I got was a glass of weird fizzy stuff." They met at a book signing for Brown’s EveryDayCook in 2016.

READY FOR PITCH PERFECT 4? Barden Bellas Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow and Chrissie Fit seem to be rallying the troops for a fourth installation in their successful Pitch Perfect franchise. They posted a shot of themselves holding up 4 fingers (GET IT?) from Camp’s birthday bash (thrown in tandem for her husband Skylar Astin’s birthday) Sunday. Pitch Perfect 3 dropped in December of 2017.

THE BACHELORETTE STAR JILLIAN HARRIS WELCOMES SECOND CHILD: Jillian Harris and husband Justin Pasutto have welcomed their second child. "Welcome sweet Annie," Jillian shared with her fans and followers on social media. "Justin and I had the best date night ever ... a little golf, a little party in the delivery room, a little push, and a new little one to love!"

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TECHIES WANT TO WORK AT NETFLIX: Move over Apple and Google. Netflix is beating out Silicon Valley’s best and brightest as the most coveted place to work for tech pros. Hired’s 2018 survey put Netflix in the top slot, ahead of Google (#2), Elon Musk’s Tesla (#3) and SpaceX (#4), Airbnb (#5) and Apple (#6). Entertainment is gaining ground: other notables were Amazon (#9), Hulu (#10), Disney (#11) and Facebook (#13). Netflix is the baby of the bunch, but is upping its R&D spending. For the second quarter of the year, Netflix shelled out $317 million in tech and development, or about 8.1% of its revenue. Where would you want to work if you could have your pick?

RHOA TRAILER BRINGS THE SHADE: The ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta are bringing the shade to Season 11, judging from the trailer that just dropped. The full trailer features weddings (Eva Marcille), babies (Porsha Williams), trips to Tokyo and plenty of sniping. Also on tap: cancer battles, open relationships, lap dances and samurai sword fights. "At the rate we're going, we're going to be married soon," Cynthia Bailey says about her new man. "Did I say soon?"

SAM NEILL SIGNS ON TO STAR IN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE RAMS: The Cannes winning Icelandic film RAMS is getting recreated in English. Jeremy Sims will direct and Sam Neill and Michael Caton will depict the estranged brothers and farmers who are forced to collaborate after a crisis. "This is a story about family, connected through land and community, and the relationships at the heart of those communities," Sims said. "Regional Western Australia is a vast and complex place, and the Great Southern has such a unique flavor that audiences deserve to see it on the big screen."

PICK YOUR OWN ADVENTURE AT NETFLIX? The mega-streamer Netflix is going to allow users to pick their endings for some popular shows, including Black Mirror, Bloomberg reports. The first projects will be released before the end of the year, and will be based on a model of kids shows like Puss in Book already in effect.

ROBERT DE NIRO TO BE HONORED AT MARRAKECH FILM FESTIVAL: The Oscar-winning Robert De Niro is the first honoree set for the Marrakech Film Festival in November. "Although I have been to Marrakech on several occasions, I feel I am now seeing a side of Marrakech I have always wanted to see. I am most grateful for this invitation, and am looking forward to being a part of a great festival," De Niro said. He is currently working on his ninth collab with Martin Scorsese (Netflix’s The Irisman) and shooting The Joker with Joaquin Phoenix. The Marrakech Film Festival will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 8 in Morocco.

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Kaye West has clarified the statement he previously made about abolishing the 13th Amendment, revealing that his misspoke. As previously reported, Kanye uploaded a photo of himself to social media, wearing a Make America Great Again hat, and captioned the picture, "This represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love." During a recent conversation with TMZ’s Harvey Levin, Kanye cleared up the comment, saying, "And what I want to say is abolish was the wrong language, I misspoke by saying abolish. Amend is the right language. What's beautiful about our constitution is we can amend it. Right? So, in 1865, the 13th amendment stated that no man is destined to slavery or involuntary servitude unless convicted of a crime. This translates to: in order to make a freed man a slave, all you have to do is convict them of a crime."

‘Ye also revealed that he has been trying to contact Colin Kaepernick to bring him to the White House for a meeting with Donald Trump. He said, "I've been callin' Colin this morning, reachin' him, so I can bring Colin to the White House. We can remove that 'sons of bitches' statement and we can be on the same page."

In other news, Kanye has explained why his album, Yandhi — which was supposed to drop over the weekend, has not yet been released. He told Levin, "I didn’t finish it. A person from our management staff had suggested because the album is so good … I started incorporating sounds that you’ve never heard before and pushing and having concepts that people don’t talk about. We have concepts talking about body-shaming and women being looked down upon for how many people that they slept with — it’s just a full YE album."

The rapper then said that he will be going to Africa to finish up the album, saying, "This is the type of energy we’re putting into the album, so we’re going to Africa in two weeks to record. I felt this energy when I was in Chicago. I felt the roots. We have to go to what is known as Africa. I just need to go and find out what it’s really called and just really grab the soil and be and cook food. I want to have the mic in the open so you can hear nature while we’re recording. We’re going to bring out the album on what is known as Black Friday. I’m so happy about what is happening."


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BRAVO HALTS FILMING ON RHOP AFTER GROPING CLAIM: Bravo has suspended Real Housewives of Potomac star Michael Darby after he was charged with groping a cameraman. Darby is being charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree sexual contact in the September 1stassault. "Bravo and Truly Original, the production company for The Real Housewives of Potomac, have suspended filming with Michael Darby," the company said in a statement Saturday. Darby is married to Ashley Darby. Truly Original is reportedly conducting an independent investigation into the incident.

MATT DAMON POPS UP AS KAVANAUGH ON SNL: Surprise! Matt Damon popped up on Saturday Night Live for a surprise appearance as embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The 44th season premiered Saturday night, and several celebs appeared, including Rachel Dratch (in the cold open with Damon as Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.) The opener sent up Kavanaugh’s hearing, which took place last week following his sexual assault accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. In the skit, Pete Davidson played Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. "You want a real investigation, then just look at my -- look at my calendars," Damon-as-Kavanaugh said. "You're going to see that every night I was lifting weights with PJ and Squee and Handsy Hank and Gang-bang Greg. But you know the liberal media is going to find some way to spin this. Adam Driver hosted and Kanye West performed.

CBS FACES SUIT OVER LESLIE MOONVES: The city and state are investigating CBS as reports of sexual misconduct by former chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves emerge. In an SEC filing Friday, the network disclosed that it has received subpoenas from the New York District Attorney’s office and the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

MICHAEL MOORE SAYS EX-WIFE’S SUIT IS A SMEAR CAMPAIGN: In recent court documents, documentarian Michael Moore claims his ex-wife’s suit against him is an attempt to "smear" him in the press. His ex Kathleen Glynn, also a filmmaker who has collaborated with him on several projects, split with him in 2014 after 23 years of marriage. Earlier this month, Glynn claimed he was withholding profits from her on joint projects. A court date on the case is set for October 4th.

EDDIE MURPHY AND PAIGE BUTCHER ARE ENGAGED: Eddie Murphy and his pregnant girlfriend Paige Butcher are engaged to be married. The 39-year-old Butcher was seen sporting a honking sparkler on that finger. The pair have been together since 2012 and are expecting their second child together (Murphy’s 10th).

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Rosie O’Donnell is opening up on CBSThe Talk as her name gets floated as a possible replacement for Julie Chen. (Chen left her co-hosting post following her husband CBS CEO Leslie Moonves’ ouster over sexual misconduct charges).

O’Donnell, 56, spoke on her relationship with her 20-year-old pregnant daughter Chelsea, from whom she has been estranged many times over the years: "I think with my relationship with my daughter, Chelsea, it really has because we went through some really public troubled times. She’s doing better now and we’re both communicating with each other."

O’Donnell adopted Chelsea as a baby with her late then-wife Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell.

She continued: "When somebody does something unforgivable to you and you can forgive them and they can forgive you, there’s a kind of grace that descends upon the both of you, within that."

O’Donnell also touched on her other daughter, Dakota, who was diagnosed with autism in 2016. The diagnosis, she says, caused her panic attacks to increase.

"It’s been worse since my daughter got diagnosed with autism. I have a 5 and half year old, and the first day that I was in the meeting and they said, ‘No, she does have autism’… I got slop sweat like William Hurt in Broadcast News. I was like dripping and my heart was going," O'Donnell shared. "It all revolves around trying to protect her from being vulnerable and knowing that there’s only so much that I can do as a mom."

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Lindsay Lohan is almost as famous for her public smackdowns (most notably, her decades-long feud with Paris Hilton) as she is for her iconic acting roles. LiLo has stepped in it again, as she gets caught on film accusing a Syrian family in Moscow of trafficking their children.

Lohan is seen approaching the family of two boys and their parents, claiming that they’re refugees in need of help. Speaking in English and Arabic at different points, she says "You're ruining Arabic culture."

She continues to tail the family, trying to take their children, until the mother finally loses it and smacks Lohan in the face. Social media, predictably, reacted with horror.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk have made it official! The Goop founder and American Horror Story producer got married in the Hamptons Saturday evening, according to multiple reports. (Many of which contained faux-horror and admiration for the fact that Falckuk—GASP—drove himself to the ceremony in a red car!)

The pair got married earlier this year and Falchuk’s producing partner Ryan Murphy through them an already legendary party in L.A. with over 400 celebrity attendees!


The 46-year-old Paltrow wrote of giving love and marriage a second chance in her magazine Goop’s January issue: "I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy."

She met her 47-year-old now husband on the set of Glee in 2010. She famously consciously uncoupled from her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in 2014; Paltrow and Falchuk reportedly began dating the same year. Paltrow and Martin have remained besties and frequently appear in each other’s social media feeds. He played New York’s Global Citizen Festival the day of their wedding and could not attend.

Falchuk’s previous marriage to Suzanne Bukinik also ended in divorce. They both bring two children to the marriage and do not plan to have more with each other.

Of the wedding, Paltrow told People she considers it her first, as she and Martin eloped in 2003.


The arrival of her Iron Man co-star and buddy Robert Downey Jr. was also captured by paparazzi.

The rehearsal dinner was a star-studded, luxe affair held at Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld’s Hamptons home Friday night.

Among the 75 or so guests, were the bride's mom Blythe Danner, Downey and his wife Susan Downey, Cameron Diaz and husband Benji Madden, Steven Spielbergwho cast the bride in her first film, Hook, and his wife Kate Capshaw, Rob Lowe and wife Sheryl Berkoff and the Seinfelds.

The details of the wedding were kept strictly under wraps, including the designer of the dress. (WE ALL WANT TO KNOW!)

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The grey lady has met her match in Bradley Cooper. On Thursday, celebrity profiler Taffy Brodesser-Akner explains that while she did her best, Cooper simply wouldn’t sell his soul for good P.R. a la the classic puff piece.

The 43-year-old star is nominally on a press tour to promote A Star Is Born. He does double-duty as director co-star along with Lady Gaga. While he’s previously piped up about his hard-won sobriety, the 2011 death of his father and welcoming a daughter himself with Irina Shayk last year, he wouldn’t budge this time.

"Turns out the celebrity profile is *not* dead but some people very much wish it were. Please enjoy my story about Bradley Cooper, who made a movie of art and truth and beauty that he will just not explain to me," tweeted Brodesser-Akner.

"It's wonderful that people want to ask me questions," he told her. "I just find that no matter how much time we spend together, it's only by spending time and doing something with somebody that you start to get to see how they work and how they interact with other people and who they are, you know? You couldn't get to know me in this scenario just as much as I don't know who you are."

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Shade-throwing champ and supermodel Naomi Campbell is at it again! The notably opinionated Campbell appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and things got real when a viewer called in to ask her for her thoughts on Kendall Jenner.

Jenner, the highest-paid model in the world, got considerable blowback for remarks she made claiming she’d "never" do 30 runways shows in a single season like many of the models out there. =

Campbell's response? "Next question."

It gets shadier. Cohen asked her if she went to the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party recently where Cardi B recently threw her shoe at rival Nicki Minaj.

"No. It was called the ICON party, but there were no icons there," Campbell said. "I'm going to say it, because I told it to Carine Roitfeld to her face, so I don't think it's something I can't say."

Campbell says that instead of going, she and fellow catwalker Kate Moss were "at home on the couch watching TV. I had to say that, but I was disappointed," she added. "I don't want to see women of color fight. I don't want to see women fight, period. So, not there. Not that. It's all music. There's no division of music and music's for everybody. There's no discrimination. I felt very disappointed."

She did have kind words to say about Cindy Crawford’s daughter, the up-and-coming Kaia Gerber: "She's adorable. I'm quite proud of Kaia. I've sat with her and her mother at Azzedine Alaïa's house...and sat at the kitchen table, and we just went through all the shows she should do and shouldn't do at the moment, because she's a baby. And she has followed everything. Really, I am very proud of her."

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The Dawson’s Creek alum is not one to pull punches. The host of E!s Busy Tonight, Busy Philipps, is taking on a lot of controversial parenting topics in her new cover interview with Parents magazine. She also revealed on Instagram Thursday that she was raped when she was 14.


Philips shared her rape story as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before a judiciary committee. (Ford claims Kavanaugh assaulted her).

"#TBT This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It's taken me 25 years to say those words," she shared with her followers. "I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about it 4 months ago. Today is the day we are silent no more. All of us. I'm scared to post this. I can't imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now."


Philips shares two daughters, Cricket Pearl, 5, and Birdie Leigh, 10, with husband Marc Silverstein. It hasn't always been picture-perfect, she shares.

Philips says: "I call myself the all-over-the-place, doesn’t-have-a-plan mom. Is that a parenting philosophy. On a daily basis, I’m just trying to hold it together."

The 39-year-old continues: "Our family has no absolute rules about screen time or sugar or anything. Marc and I were raised that way, and we turned out fine."


"This may be controversial, but I’m just going to say it: I’m so f—ing over the culture of mommy wine and glasses that say ‘Mommy juice.’ You go to a preschool birthday party at 10 a.m., and it’s like, ‘Does anyone want a wine cooler?’ Um, no, girlfriend. I want to make sure my daughter doesn’t fall off this play structure. It’s such a weird thing!"

The Freaks and Geeks alum continues: "If you know me at all, you know I love a good margarita. I just don’t think the two things need to be tied together. I’m the best mom when I’m sober."


Philips keeps it real regarding her husband too: "He was not understanding how to be a dad and, in fact, didn’t try. I was parenting by myself. When I told him I wanted to have a second child, he said, ‘Fine, but it’s all on you.’ That was so heartbreaking."

But things have changed: "We’ve had a lot of serious discussions and counseling, and he’s incredibly participatory now in a way I don’t think he could’ve imagined before. We’re a work in progress but trying our best, and that’s the most you can do."


She is not feeling the post-preg body, and she's not going to pretend: "I’m able to intellectually appreciate the fact that my body has done a truly incredible thing, but I don’t love the extra skin. People say, ‘Wear it like a badge!’ Um, yeah, that doesn’t speak to me. I’d rather have a flat stomach."

On setting an example for her girls: "Now, I just try to make healthy, balanced choices and don’t call any food ‘bad.’ My girls see me exercise, but they also see me eat nachos. I think both are important."

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