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Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years at Grand Ole Opry With Star-Studded TV Special

Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years at Grand Ole Opry With Star-Studded TV Special On Tuesday night, country stars from all eras gathered for a TV special celebrating Dolly Parton’s 50-year tenure as a Grand Ole Opry member. Lady Antebellum sang “Islands in the Stream,” while Emmylou Harris did an acoustic version …

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The Weeknd Kicks Off “Brain-Melting, Psychotic Chapter” With New Song  “Heartless”

The Weeknd Kicks Off “Brain-Melting, Psychotic Chapter” With New Song  “Heartless” The Weeknd has officially kicked off his next era by releasing a new song early Wednesday called “Heartless.” The moody R&B track boasts trap beats and lyrics about “trying to find the one that can fix me.” The Weeknd …

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Taylor Swift Releases “First Dance Remix” of “Lover” Based on AMAs Performance

Taylor Swift Releases “First Dance Remix” of “Lover” Based on AMAs Performance Taylor Swift has released another new version of her hit song, “Lover.” Billboard reports that the latest version, dubbed the “First Dance Remix,” is based on her American Music Awards performance of the song and features gorgeous string …

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LUCY HALE, BILLY PORTER, CIARA TO CO-HOST NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE

Ryan Seacrest will have new co-hosts this year for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020, the host revealed. Pretty Little Liars alum Lucy Hale will co hosting, as will Pose star Billy Porter and R&B singer Ciara. Last year, Hale took on the hosting duties in New Orleans, and this year, she's moving to NYC to co-host in Times Square with Seacrest. Last year, Jenny McCarthy co-hosted in NYC.

Porter, meanwhile, is sliding into the New Orleans slot. Ciara, who is coming off her gig hosting the 2019 American Music Awards, will be holding the forte in L.A. again, as she did last year.

"As we ring in a new decade and my 15th year hosting the show, I'm so excited to welcome the talented Lucy Hale to the stage with me," Seacrest said in a press release announcing the news on Tuesday. "It's going to be a powerhouse year with Billy and Ciara and we can't wait to celebrate with everyone!"

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PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON TROLL CAMILA CABELLO

Why are Prince William and Kate Middleton reaching out to Camila Cabello? The royal pair jokingly chided the singer after she revealed that she stole a pencil from Kensington Palace.

The "Senorita" singer confessed her crime to BBC Radio 1 host Greg James who, she claimed, "triple doggy dared" her to swipe it.

"You can't not do a triple doggy dare," she said. "If there's anything I've learned in my life, it's that. So, I did it."

When James told on her, her mom got involved. "You, to one of the palace people, called me out on it, and were like, ‘She stole a pencil!' And I was like, ‘Oh my god.' And I put it in my mom's purse, and my mom was like, ‘No, we have to give it back. We have to give back the pencil,'" Cabello continued.

So she kept it. She apologized though: "So I'm sorry. I still have it. I'm sorry William, and I'm sorry Kate. I honestly couldn't sleep last night. I had to get it off my chest."

William and Kate replied via the Kensington Palace Twitter handle with the side-eye emoji.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

TWO POPES LEADS GROWN-UP AWARDS: Fernando Meirelles' Two Popes, starring Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis has earned the top slot for AARP The Magazine's 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards. The film will get a limited theatrical release November 27th and will stream on Netflix December 20th. In all, Two Popes earned eight nominations. Films with six noms included Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and The Irishman. Marriage Story grabbed five. Tony Danza will host the event, scheduled for Jan. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, SHAILEEN WOODLEY, RICHARD BRANSON IN FOR ENVIRO CAMPAIGN: BBC presenter David Attenborough is joined by Divergent actress Shailene Woodley and Richard Branson in 30x30, an environmental film about global-scale, man-made climate disasters affecting the oceans. "If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon," says Attenborough. "If we don't act now, the damage we're causing will be irreversible. But there is hope, if the ocean is one thing, it's resilient," adds Woodley.

BET RENEWS FIRST WIVES CLUB: BET Networks' SVOD service has ordered a second season of First Wives Club, starring Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau. The show was developed by Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver. The show is set in NYC and, like the movie, follows women who come together after their marriages fall apart.

HUGH GRANT TO REFLECT IN BBC TWO DOCUMENTARY: Hugh Grant, the star of A Very English Scandal and Notting Hill, is set to reflect on his career in a special BBC Two documentary. The film will chart his rise from starting out in The Jockeys of Norfolk to his breakthrough Four Weddings and a Funeral, through his current career. Friends and colleagues, including Andie MacDowell, Richard Curtis, Sandra Bullock and Colin Firth, will share their experiences as well.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

MEGHAN MARKLE HIGHLIGHTS HIGHER EDUCATION: Megan Markle and Prince Harry are taking it easy on royal duties during the holidays, but are still finding time to highlight causes close to their heart. To mark Higher Education Day, Meghan wrote of her patronage, the Association of Commonwealth Universities: "Today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, we are able to celebrate the vital role that colleges and universities play in society and how important it is for all people, regardless of gender or socioeconomic background, to have the opportunity to access this higher education. The value of this cannot be understated. Because education expands mindsets, and those minds can then expand the scope of the world at large. From a micro to a macro level, it is with education that we see great change." The royal mom concluded, "I am proud to be patron of the ACU and all that it stands for, as we champion those seeking a higher education and commit to making this world a better place – together."

SILAS GAITHER ARRESTED: Former Survivor contestant Silas Gaither was arrested Monday on charges of rape and aggravated assault, TMZ reports. Gaither is being charged in an alleged incident dating back to 2018. He has reportedly been released on $50K bail.

WHAT'S UP WITH TYLER CAMERON AND STASSI KARANIKOLAOU? Bacheroette alum Tyler Cameron was spotted out with Kylie Jenner's BFF Stassie Karanikolaou, watching watching the Los Angeles Rams take on the Baltimore Ravens at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Monday, engaging in some serious PDA. Kendall Jenner, Bachelorettealum Dylan Barbour, and the star of the upcoming Bachelor season, Peter Weber were there as was Fai Khadra and Victoria Villarroel. "Stassie and Tyler were definitely showing PDA. They stuck by each other's sides the entire night," a source tells E! News. "Tyler was holding Stassie at one point and they were dancing. They were chatting the entire night, whispering in each other's ears and Tyler grabbed Stassie's face at one point for a kiss." They're "definitely hooking up," though TBD if it will lead to more. Cameron recently called it quits with Gigi Hadid after two months of dating.

GLENN CLOSE'S DOG STEALS THE SHOW: Laurie Anderson was among the A-listers at John Cameron Mitchell and Glenn Close's eight-hour listening party at the IFC Center for their podcast, Anthem: Homunculus. Also in attendance: Pip, Close's dog, who is almost as well known as Close. Page Six reports that attendees were as transfixed with puppy Pip as they were with Anthem.

MIKE ‘THE SITUATION' SORRENTINO'S SHOCKING WEIGHT LOSS: when Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was released from prison in September, he shocked his family with his new body. The Jersey Shore star lost 30 pounds, he told People, explaining: "Everyone was shocked when they first saw me. They said I looked like it was 2009 again. They were practically crying when they saw me." He's kept it up, hitting the gym multiple times a week and doing intermittent fasting most days. "I didn't think that I was going into this shape again. I didn't think that I was going to get my abs back this quickly, but it just goes to show you what diet, exercise, hard work and determination will get you," he says.

KIM FIELDS STILL MORTIFIED BY WARDROBE FAIL: Kim Fields recalled the "embarrassing moment" when she had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, starring Will Smith. She told the Chicago Tribune: "So I was going into the little fake bathroom on the set to do the quick change while Will was doing his quick change on camera, where he's ripping off his clothes and throwing shoes and just going a million miles an hour to get ready for what's supposed be our honeymoon night. And he kept getting faster and faster with the wardrobe change. After we did a few takes, the costumer said, ‘You know, it'll buy me some time if we don't button the skirt, if you just zip it up.' The skirt had a zipper, then a button at the top. And I said, ‘OK.' And on the next take, we didn't button the skirt, we just zipped it." She continued: "So Will and I are doing our dialogue right before I leave to do this quick change. And all of a sudden I feel this draft around my legs and I'm like, ‘Why is it so cold all of a sudden?'" the Facts of Life star said. "And I looked down and my skirt had fallen completely around my ankles. It was gone. There was no moment of I feel it slipping and I can catch it. Oh, no. It was gone. Around my ankles. And thank God I'm so short that the blazer that I was wearing covered my, uh, my treasure." Busted on camera, the scene was used during the bloopers portion following the episode.

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SCARJO APOLOGIZES FOR HANDLING OF ‘RUB & TUG. DOUBLES DOWN ON WOODY ALLEN

Scarlett Johansson knows everyone is mad at her, and in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, she addresses the controversies, apologizing in some cases, doubling down in others.

She says she feels the need to express herself, and refuses to apologize. Johansson says: "I'm not a politician, and I can't lie about the way I feel about things. I don't have that. It's just not a part of my personality. I don't want to have to edit myself, or temper what I think or say. I can't live that way. It's just not me."

She adds, "And also I think that when you have that kind of integrity, it's going to probably rub people, some people, the wrong way. And that's kind of par for the course, I guess."

RUB & TUG

Speaking of rubbing, Johansson cops to handling being cast as a transgender man in Rub & Tug poorly.

In response to initial casting backlash, her rep had initially told media outlets, "Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment." All of those actors portrayed trans characters in the past.

Now, she tells VF: "In hindsight, I mishandled that situation. I was not sensitive, my initial reaction to it. I wasn't totally aware of how the trans community felt about those three actors playing—and how they felt in general about cis actors playing—transgender people. I wasn't aware of that conversation—I was uneducated."

WOODY ALLEN

And yet she doubled down on her controversial support for Woody Allen, with whom she has worked several times, and who has been accused of sexual misconduct.

"Even though there's moments where I feel maybe more vulnerable because I've spoken my own opinion about something, my own truth and experience about it—and I know that it might be picked apart in some way, people might have a visceral reaction to it—I think it's dangerous to temper how you represent yourself, because you're afraid of that kind of response," she says. "That, to me, doesn't seem very progressive at all. That seems scary."

When asked if her critics "had a point," Johansson replies, "I don't know—I feel the way I feel about it. It's my experience. I don't know any more than any other person knows. I only have a close proximity with Woody...he's a friend of mine. But I have no other insight other than my relationship with him."

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Ciara, Lucy Hale, Billy Porter to Co-Host “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest”

Ciara, Lucy Hale, Billy Porter to Co-Host “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” Ciara, Lucy Hale and Billy Porter have been announced as co-hosts on <i>Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020</i>. <i>ET</i> reports that Hale will co-host with Seacrest from New York’s Times Square after handling …

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Jenna Dewan “Very Relieved” to Be Declared Single Amid Divorce From Channing Tatum

Jenna Dewan “Very Relieved” to Be Declared Single Amid Divorce From Channing Tatum Jenna Dewan may be not be done divorcing Channing Tatum, but she’s reportedly thrilled that a judge in L.A. granted each of them legal single status last week. “She’s very relieved to have closed that chapter. Now, …

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“Duck Dynasty”‘s Sadie Robertson Marries Christian Huff at Louisiana Family Farm

“Duck Dynasty”‘s Sadie Robertson Marries Christian Huff at Louisiana Family Farm <i>Duck Dynasty</i> star Sadie Robertson is officially off the market. On Monday, the 22-year-old got hitched to 21-year-old fiancé Christian Huff just five months after he popped the question. Mom Korie Robertson confirmed to <i>Us</i> <i>Weekly</i> that the two tied …

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Bebe Rexha’s Ex-Producer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Using Her Credit Card

Bebe Rexha’s Ex-Producer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Using Her Credit Card Music producer Devine Evans was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after he pled guilty to one count of aggravated theft for racking up thousands of dollars on singer Bebe Rexha’s credit card, TMZ reports. Devine apparently …

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Kim Kardashian Says She’s Had an “Awakening” About Dressing Sexy, Shares Life-Changing M&M’s Hack

Kim Kardashian Says She’s Had an “Awakening” About Dressing Sexy, Shares Life-Changing M&M’s Hack <div>Kim Kardashian is ready to tone it down in 2020, telling The Cut that she wants to leave her super-sexy image behind. “I have kind of had this awakening,” the 39-year-old says. “I realized I could not …

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Kim Kardashian Says She’s Had an “Awakening” About Dressing Sexy, Shares Life-Changing M&M’s Hack

Kim Kardashian Says She’s Had an “Awakening” About Dressing Sexy, Shares Life-Changing M&M’s Hack <div>Kim Kardashian is ready to tone it down in 2020, telling The Cut that she wants to leave her super-sexy image behind. “I have kind of had this awakening,” the 39-year-old says. “I realized I could not …

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Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Windows Cracked During Presentation

Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Windows Cracked During Presentation Tesla CEO took to Twitter Monday to offer an explanation for why the windows on his supposedly impregnable Cybertruck cracked during a now-infamous presentation, The Verge reports. Musk says that right before lead designer Franz von Holzhausen threw the metal …

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Garth Brooks Moves Kelly Clarkson to Tears Serenading Her on Her Talk Show

Garth Brooks Moves Kelly Clarkson to Tears Serenading Her on Her Talk Show On Monday, Garth Brooks appeared on <i>The Kelly Clarkson</i> <i>Show</i> and made her weep, according to Vulture. The country superstar–dubbed “The Meryl Streep of music” by the host–serenaded Clarkson with a medley that included Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ on) the …

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BLAKE LIVELY FILMED BY RYAN REYNOLDS ‘HIGH’ IN HOSPITAL

Blake Lively somehow looks glam, even while delirious on meds in the hospital. Lively shared a hilarious throwback of herself from two years ago, when she was in the hospital healing from an injury on the set of The Rhythm Section.

Her husband Ryan Reynolds, of course, was on hand to videotape Lively after her severe hand injury.

She captioned the video: "Literally 4 weeks after I said, 'I'd give my right hand to be in this movie!' (Good thing no one told me to 'break a leg'). My husband somehow knew 'Wild Thing' would be my version of smelling salts. I've never felt so seen. Or high. Also...I have zero recollection of this."

The Rhythm Section drops early next year. In it, she plays Stephanie Patrick—a woman who embarks on a "path of self-destruction" after learning that someone caused a plane crash that killed her family members. As she enters a "dark, complex world," she seeks revenge.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

WHY IAN MCKELLEN STAYED IN THE CLOSET: Ian McKellen has entranced audiences for decades, but in his private life, the 80-year-old was a different person. In a new biography by Gary O'Connor, Ian McKellen: A Biography, which drops today (Tuesday), the author delves into McKellen's past, including his time at Cambridge University. "Cambridge was great for me…all the many parts I had played there, as I loved for the first time going out in public and displaying my emotions," McKellen continues, according to the biography. "I enjoyed disguising myself as a closeted gay boy." He was, per O'Connor's book, in the closet until 1988, when he shared his homosexuality in a radio broadcast in the U.K.

JOHNNY DEPP SETTLES $350K COURT CASE: Johnny Depp has one less legal issue to wrangle. He has settled a $350,000 court battle with his former lawyers, The Blast reports. According to court docs, Depp was sued by his former lawyers at Buckley LLP for an unpaid bill. Depp hired Buckley to represent him a $30 million suit against his former entertainment lawyers, Bloom Hergott.

JOE GIUDICE SHARES PEEK OF NEW HOME: Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice has downgraded from his New Jersey mansion to a one-bedroom in Salerno, as he waits to find out if he will be deported permanently to Italy. (Giudice served three years behind bars for fraud, and a judge moved to deport the Italian native, a decision he is appealing).

KENDALL JENNER'S FAMILY WANTS HER TO START ONE: Kendall Jenner's family and friends want her to get cracking in the motherhood department. The 24-year-old model hit up the Gram to share a shot of herself playing with sister Kim Kardashian's kids, Psalm, 6 months, and Saint, 3. Her pal Fai Khadra joined her in one pic, and she captioned the post: "Everyone in favor of Fai and I starting a family say 'I'"… Her sisters Kylie and Kim were in, as was momager Kris Jenner, Fai, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber and several others. Rumors have swirled that she and Fai are more than friends, but she's denied the rumors.

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Harry Styles Reveals He “Didn’t Realize” Zayn Malik “Wasn’t Enjoying” One Direction

Harry Styles Reveals He “Didn’t Realize” Zayn Malik “Wasn’t Enjoying” One Direction Harry Styles insists there’s “One Thing” he didn’t know about former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik: that he didn’t want to stay in the group. “You didn’t realize he wasn’t enjoying it that much,” Styles said Friday in a radio …

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Kanye West’s “Nebuchadnezzar” Opera Starts Late, Draws Mixed Reviews

Kanye West’s “Nebuchadnezzar” Opera Starts Late, Draws Mixed Reviews Kanye West’s new opera <i>Nebuchadnezzar </i>didn’t live up to the hype at its Sunday premiere in L.A. <i>USA Today</i> reports that $20 tickets were still available to the performance–which started more than two hours late–as of that afternoon, while reviews were …

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Sorry, Kelly Rowland Says There’s “No Talk About” a Destiny’s Child Reunion 

Sorry, Kelly Rowland Says There’s “No Talk About” a Destiny’s Child Reunion Sorry Beyhive, but Destiny’s Child’s destiny does not include an upcoming reunion. “No, we haven’t talked about it,” Kelly Rowland said on Sunday’s <i>Watch What Happens Live</i>. “We talk about everything else but that.” As for past Destiny’s …

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Jenna Dewan Denies Calling Camila Cabello “Extra” During AMAs Performance

Jenna Dewan Denies Calling Camila Cabello “Extra” During AMAs Performance At Sunday’s AMAs, Jenna Dewan was caught on camera whispering what looked like the words “she’s so extra” during Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ performance of “Señorita.” After the show, Dewan got on her Instagram Story while driving away from the …

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Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow Marries High-School Sweetheart Jonah Font

Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow Marries High-School Sweetheart Jonah Font Maddie and Tae’s Maddie Marlow is Tae-ken! On Friday, the 24-year-old country singer tied the knot with high-school sweetheart Jonah Font at The Barn at Sycamore Farms in Arrington, Tennessee. <i>People</i> reports that about 150 of the couple’s closest friends and family …

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Miley Cyrus Celebrates “Silent” 27th Birthday with Friends, Family & BF Cody Simpson

Miley Cyrus Celebrates “Silent” 27th Birthday with Friends, Family & BF Cody Simpson <div>Although Miley Cyrus is still recovering from vocal cord surgery and is on vocal rest, she didn’t let that stop her from having a very happy 27th birthday celebration. “I will never forget my silent 27th birthday,” …

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