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UNDRESSED SERIES REBOOT IN WORKS AT MTV: The recently launched MTV Studios is set to bring back the classic MTV series Undressed, which explores the dynamics of young adult relationships. Roland Joffe, the two-time Oscar nominated director who created and executive produced the original series, which ran from 1999-2002, will exec produce the new series. MTV Studios is currently reimagining Daria and Aeon Flux (as Made) and The Real World. The Undressed revival news comes as MTV wraps up its fifth quarter of prime ratings growth, its best ratings in seven years.

EVA LONGORIA, AMERICAN FERRERA, ZOE SALDANA RALLY FOR LATINO VOTES: Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez hit the streets of Miami Monday in a bid to rally people ahead of today’s (Tuesday) Election Day. "This cause of getting people out to vote is one of the most important things we can do as citizens," Longoria told the Associated Press in an interview earlier in the day. "It's our job." Ferrera added: "We're not out here as celebrities or actors or our professions. I'm the daughter of immigrants, I am a true blue American, I bleed red, white and blue."

JESSE WILLIAMS CURATES SHOW ON BLACK ICONS, ORDINARY PEOPLE: Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has introduced a new show at the Philip Martin Gallery in Culver City, "Celebrity and the Everyday" (through Dec. 22), a collection of photos by 80-year-old photographer Kwame S. Brathwaite. He curated the show with Williams and the artist's son Kwame Jr. The icons pictured include Muhammed Ali, Bob Marley, Ethel Parks and Elombe Brath. "You use the lens of media as marketing," Williams told The Hollywood Reporter of the show. "Grey's Anatomy is marketing. Anything on TV, I mean look at the news, it's telling you how to feel about things. Unfortunately, it has been and continues to be incredibly important to have representation in the black community. Despite everything you're being told, despite the concepts and onslaught of conditioning around you, black is beautiful. Your life still matters."

GREG KINNEAR IN TALKS TO STAR IN WAR OF THE WORLDS REMAKE: Greg Kinnear is in talks to star in Fox Network Group’s European remake of War of the Worlds, Deadline reports. The script was penned by MisfitsHoward Overman.

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REBEL WILSON ADDRESSES BACKLASH OVER PLUS-SIZED CLAIMS

Rebel Wilson got blowback after telling Ellen DeGeneres that she is "proud to be the first ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy."

Viewers took to social media to point out that Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique had led romcoms before.

Mo'Nique tweeted at Wilson: "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent".

Wilson replied, writing: "It was never my intention to erase anyone else's achievements".

Wilson appeared on The Ellen Show last week to promote Isn’t It Romantic.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

RAYMOND CHOW DIES: The iconic producer who launched Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan is dead. Raymond Chow died Friday at age 91. He was one of the first to bring Hong Kong movies to the U.S. Chow eventually produced Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Police Story, Rumble in the Bronx and The Cannonball Run.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND BRAD PITT ASK FANS TO VOTE: Celebrity endorsements of political action has gone into overdrive ahead of the midterm elections November 6th. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are the latest to voice their opinion, releasing a PSA together on DiCaprio’s Facebook page Friday. "The future of our country will be decided this week. Elections don't just matter when voting for president. This election might be the most consequential of our lifetime," DiCaprio says in the video. "We urge you to go to the polls by November 6th and make your voice heard," Pitt says. He additionally suggests viewers encourage voter turnout by volunteering at phone banks, texting, and canvassing. Other celebrity PSAs have landed via Taylor Swift, Freeform stars, Jodie Foster, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Logan Browning and more. DiCaprio and Pitt are currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

KATE BOSWORTH TO STAR IN GENESIS: Kate Bosworth is set to star in and produce sci-fi thriller Genesis. Mike Le Han is directing the pic, which follows a mother looking for her daughter in a post-apocalyptic world. Bosworth is diving deep into sci-fi of late; she is also starring in and producing Neil LaBute’s The I-Land, which Netflix has ordered to series. In addition, Bosworth recently signed on for MGM’s post-apocalyptic drama The Domestics and Nat Geo’s series The Long Road Home.

BILL WEIR HOSTING DISCOVERY SHOW ON BORDER PATROL: Bill Weir has signed on to host a law enforcement and immigration show called Border Live on the Discovery Channel. The CNN host will bow the six-part series on Wednesday, December 5th.The show "will document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the real lives, real moments and real stories of those that live and work along its remote stretches," according to the announcement.

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KIM KARDASHIAN APOLOGIZES FOR USING R-WORD

Kim Kardashian’s costume as beach bombshell Pamela Anderson sparked controversy, but not for the reason you might think. She and BFF Jonathan Cheban dressed up for Kendall’s Halloween bash as Pam and her ex Tommy Lee. But no one "knew who we were," Kim noted in Instagram Stories.

No big deal, but then Kim told her pal and former assistant Stephanie Shepherd that it was "retarded" that no one knew who they were, and Twitter freaked, calling the term "offensive" and demanding an apology. It wouldn’t be the first time a KarJenner sister got into hot water for using the controversial word. Khloe used the word on Instagram in July and later apologized.

Kim apologized too. She told The Blast: "I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community. I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times."

She added, "Please know that my intention is always pure, and in this case, it was a mistake. I’m sorry."

BREAKING FTC RULES?

The KarJenner sister can always grab a few headlines with a few scantily clad Instagram posts, but another one of their Halloween costumes had many wondering if they were breaking some laws.

As Kim posted on her page, she and her sisters not only dressed up as Victoria’s Secret angels, they dressed up as Brand Official Angels. But there were none of the requisite #paid #ad hashtags, which left some scratching their heads.

The Hollywood Reporter did some digging and a rep for the sisters told them it "was not a paid sponsorship. The girls "did it just for fun." But, as THR pointed out, VS issued a press release on their outfits.

"The sisters are clad in wings from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, and Kylie can be seen in the bodysuit Candace Swanepoel wore during the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show," the release read in part, and then linked to all the merchandise the family is wearing in their Instagram posts. Also, late in the day Thursday, Kendall was confirmed as one of the official Victoria's Secret Angels for the 2018 show.

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‘JERSEY SHORE’ CAST SENDS ‘THE SITUATION’ LOVE ON HIS WEDDING DAY

The Jersey Shore’s Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is getting married to his longtime love Lauren Pesce, and his BFFs/castmates are here for him. In the hours before Thursday’s scheduled festivities, Angelina Pivarnick, Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Deena Cortese sent out love via social media.

"Today is the day that the @jerseyshore family gets to see @mikethesituation marry his college sweetheart @lauren_pesce #hitchuation," Pivarnick wrote. "@chris_e_piss_e and myself are honored to be able to spend this amazing day with you guys. See ya later."

Farley acknowledged their roller-coaster relationship, saying she has nothing but love for him now.

"I keep trying to come up with a caption for this, but I truly can't put into words how much this guy means to me. From the crazy up and down friendship we once had, to someone I now call my brother," Farley wrote to him along with a video montage of their photos together over the years. "@mikethesituation, big daddy Sitch, BDS, the inspiration... you are an incredible human. I'm so honored to call you my friend. Your star shines brighter everyday. Can't wait to see you and @lauren_pesce tie the knot."

The Situation also had some sweet words to share.

"Today I marry my best friend , My College Sweetheart, My everything. Together as a team we can accomplish anything," he wrote. "I am so grateful that you are by my side. I promise to be my best self everyday & make you proud to call yourself Mrs. Sorrentino. Love you with all my heart. Here's to our big day."

Sadly, the love fest has a shadow over it. The Situation won’t have much of a honeymoon as he’s set to head to prison for an eight-month sentence for tax evasion January 15th. A rep told People that he’s s "grateful to continue work, celebrate the holidays and his three years sober milestone" before turning himself in.

"He looks forward to completing his sentence and coming home to Lauren, family and friends," the rep added.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs Thursdays (8 p.m. ET) on MTV.

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TIMOTHEE CHALAMET AND HARRY STYLES DISCUSS MASCULINITY

Harry Styles and Timothee Chalamet are chatting about masculinity, David Bowie and peaches in the latest issue of i-D. (And yes, the Internet is freaking out).

ON MASCULINITY

"I want to show that you can be whatever you want to be. There isn’t a specific notion, or jean size, or muscle shirt, or affectation, or eyebrow raise, or dissolution, or drug use that you have to take part in to be masculine," Timothee admits when Harry asks him about the new forms of masculinity taking up screen time today. "It’s a brave new world."

Harry says: "I’ve become a lot more content with who I am. I think there’s so much masculinity in being vulnerable and allowing yourself to be feminine, and I’m very comfortable with that."

ON FAMILY

Harry asked Timothee: "Sometimes my parents will come on tour and it’s always nice to have them around. The last couple of years have been nuts for you. What role have your parents played in keeping some sense of normality around you?"

Timothee says: "I think the most precious thing I get from my parents – and I try and give it back to them as much as I can – is their love and support. I hope that doesn’t sound cheesy, but it’s true. In your late teens, early twenties you suddenly realize that your parents are human. That doesn’t mean I don’t get really great advice from them, because I do. But you reach a certain age and you take control of your own life. My mum recently put this photo up of her and my dad at the LA premiere of Beautiful Boy and it's heart shattering in a great way, they’re just beaming with pride. It’s almost overwhelming."

ON DAVID BOWIE

Harry asks: "David Bowie once said that, 'Creativity is like wading out into the ocean. You wade out to the point where you can’t touch the bottom, you’re a little scared, and that’s where you do your best work.' Do you agree?"

"I do agree," Timothee says. "It reminds me of a quote – if someone tells an artist that they’re brave, they’re really telling them that they’re crazy. I think that whatever bone gets electrified when I act, there’s always a feeling that I’m a little bit out of my depth or out of control."

ON PEACHES

Regarding the famous peach scene in Call Me By Your Name, Harry asked if he could still eat peaches after making sweet love to them. Timothee says: "Umm I can, but not without thinking about it… That’s the most awkward scene to see with your parents in the whole world. My poor father…"

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

BARBRA STREISAND DRAGS A STAR IS BORN: Barbra Streisand, who starred in a previous incarnation of the blockbuster A Star Is Born, damned the current Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper vehicle with decidedly faint praise. Speaking to the New York Times, she sniffed: "I haven't seen it completed. Bradley Cooper did show me the opening. I was surprised by how similar it was to my version. I loved how he used the drag bar. I thought that was new and interesting. What I've seen of the film I really liked." Streisand won an Oscar in 1977 for Best Original Song.

MR. FEENY STOPS HOME INVASION: William Daniels, most famous for playing Mr. Feeny in Boy Meets World, reportedly stopped a burglar from entering his home over the weekend. TMZ reports that Daniels, 91, and his wife Bonnie Bartlett were sitting at their home in the San Fernando Valley Saturday when someone tried to kick in the back door. Daniels turned the lights on and off and intruder fled. His rep told People: "Someone tried to break in to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels on Saturday evening. Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded. They are both well. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern."

OPRAH, REESE, SARAH TO JOIN MICHELLE OBAMA’S BOOK TOUR: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michele Norris and former White House aide Valerie Jarrett (yep, the one Roseanne Barr referred to as an "ape") will be joining Michelle Obama when she goes on tour for her memoir Becoming. Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced the star-studded cast of supporters Tuesday. Obama’s book comes out November 13th. She will make 12 stops in all.

NAOMI WATTS JOINS GOT PREQUEL: The Game of Thrones prequel series is getting closer to happening, with Naomi Watts in a starring role! The prequel, still officially in pilot stage, hails from Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class) and writer George R.R. Martin. What can fans expect? "Only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend…it's not the story we think we know," the series' cryptic logline reads. GOT’s final season debuts in 2019.

BEN AFFLECK CAN’T CATCH A BREAK: Fresh off his divorce from Jennifer Garner and release from rehab, Ben Affleck has become a target in the (fake) war between his BFF Matt Damon and late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel, 50, and Damon, 48, wore "I’m With Stupid" t-shirts (pointed at each other, natch) during Game 5 of the World Series, but on Monday, poor Affleck got dragged in. "The biggest loser last night, even though his team won, really was Ben Affleck, who made the mistake of sitting between us with our shirts," the comedian said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, October 29. "I believe they call it ‘collateral damage.’"

NICOLE KIDMAN’S KIDS WILL APPEAR IN BIG LITTLE LIES: Nicole Kidman is spilling some of the juicy details ahead of the second season of Big Little Lies. She tells Ellen DeGeneres that her two daughters with Keith Urban, Faith Margaret, 7, and Sunday Rose, 10, will appear in small roles.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

JERRY AND JESSICA SEINFELD OPEN UP ABOUT DAUGHTER’S BOYFRIEND: Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld’s 17-year-old daughter Sascha has a boyfriend, and he has met the parents. Their verdict? "We love him so much," Jessica, 47, told Us Weekly at GOOD + Foundation’s 3rd Annual Halloween Bash. The 64-year-old Jerry joked: "Yeah. It’s a shame he’s gonna have to go." The pair, dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf for Halloween, also share Julian, 15, and Shepherd, 13.

MINDY KALING RESPONDED TO A TEXT FROM OPRAH WHILE IN LABOR: Mindy Kaling is really responsive. On Sunday’s premiere of Busy Philipps’ talk show Busy Tonight, the new mom revealed that she responded to Oprah Winfrey’s text while laboring to give birth to her 10-month-old daughter, Katherine. "I'm not, like, Gail King close with Oprah, but I would say we're friends. I have her phone number," Kaling, 39, told Philipps. "I will say, when I was in labor with my baby I got a bunch of texts and the great thing about when you're in labor is like, 'Oh, I don't have to respond to any of these people.' But she texted me about something about her magazine and I remember, I'm literally in labor, and was like, 'Oh, of course, anything!' I'm laying in Cedars-Sinai... I'm hooked up to the thing... and Oprah asked me something about the magazine and I didn't even tell her I was in labor because I was like, 'Anything you want. Of course!'"

HEATHER’S EPISODES PULLED AFTER PITTSBURGH SHOOTING: Sunday’s episodes of Paramount Network’s Heathers reboot were pulled following the fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Eleven people died. The reboot features violent scenes and addresses mental illness and suicide. The initial premiere of the series was delayed after a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida killed 17.

TERESA GIUDICE SAYS SHE WILL STAND BY HUSBAND: Teresa Giudice has no plans to divorce her husband Joe, despite a judge’s recent order to have him deported after he finishes his jail sentence for fraud. She tells Entertainment Tonight: "We are not even thinking about whether we'd move to Italy right now. We're going to take it day by day. We're going to take it one step at a time. First, we're going to process the paperwork to do an appeal, and we're going to get through that." The pair share four daughters together.

JENELLE EVANS DEFENDS HUSBAND POSING WITH CONFEDERATE FLAG: Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is using her Instagram story to seemingly defend her husband David Eason, who received serious backlash for posing with a Conderate flag. While she didn’t address the photo directly, shereposted a video of a man saying, "Really, guys? This is what I have to wake up to? Really? ‘I don’t support your last post.’ Well, good. ‘These are not good people.’ Well, good. ‘That man is a racist.’ Uh huh. ‘That girl, that girl.’" Last week, Evans also defended her husband, who (per a released 911 call) reportedly physically assaulted her.

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MEGHAN MARKLE WANTS YOUNG PEOPLE TO STOP REFRESHING THEIR SOCIAL FEEDS

Lay off the 'gram, kids! That seems to be the message the pregnant Duchess of Sussex is sending in her latest round of public remarks. Meghan Markle should know of what she speaks, having been extraordinarily active on social media as an actress, even launching a lifestyle blog at one point.

As a royal though, she has given up the blog and her social media accounts, and she wants others, especially young people, to step back from social occasionally as well.

Speaking to volunteers for Live for Tomorrow, a mental health organization for kids, she said it was "freeing" to stop worrying about how many "likes" she racked up per post, adding that "flattery and criticism run through the same filter."

Meghan added: "Young people find it so difficult. You see photos on social media and you don't know whether she's born with it or maybe it's a filter."

Prince Harry also weighed in. "Issues stemming from social media and gaming are a major problem for young people in the UK—and globally," he said. "Fingers are often pointed at the parents but that's not always fair as they too need to be educated about these things."

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KERRY WASHINGTON SURPRISES FANS WHEN SHE SAYS SHE HAS THREE, NOT TWO, KIDS

During an appearance on NBC’s Today, Kerry Washington corrected Craig Melvin when he called her a "mother of two." Nope, she said. She’s a "mother of three."

Cue the head-scratching on social media. Did she and husband Nnamdi Asomugha have another secret tot? They’re definitely proud parents to Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, 4, and Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, 2.

But the child she was referring to, according to E!, is her stepchild. Asomugha and Washington also share a 12-year-old daughter from a relationship prior to his with Washington.

Washington was on Today to promote the Broadway play American Son, currently in previews and co-starring Stephen Pasquale. "It's definitely, for me, one of the most challenging projects I've ever taken on as an actor. It's very special to me. It's a really beautiful play about parenting and about love and about identity and race. I feel like the luckiest woman in the world that I get to do it eight times a week," the 41-year-old actress admitted to Craig. "And also...it's really hard!"

American Son opens Nov. 6 at the Booth Theatre in New York City.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

WYCLEF JEAN TO GET BIOPIC TREATMENT: In animated form! Netflix is making a CG-animated feature film inspired by the childhood of Haitian singer and Fugees co-founder Wyclef Jean, Deadline reports. Greg Silverman is partnering with the Grammy Award winner on the film. I grew up in extreme poverty but I was rich with imagination," Jean said. "Now to see that imagination turn into reality with Netflix and my producing partners makes me want to tell the kids from the slums around the world to never stop dreaming."

HBO HIRES INTIMACY COORDINATORS: The Deuce hired intimacy coordinators to oversee sex scenes, some believe a step taken to counteract objections to James Franco, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, and his continued role on the series. One of the actresses on the series’ first season, Emily Meade, also requested an advocate after feeling uncomfortable on the set. But now, "all HBO programs with intimate scenes will be staffed by an intimacy coordinator," the company confirmed this week. "I am here to give a voice to actors, especially actors who feel like they don’t have one," the coordinator, Alicia Rodis, told Rolling Stone. "And I’m also here for the producers, to make sure that they know they’re doing their best to make sure the set is safe. Here we are a year after #MeToo and Brett Kavanaugh sits on the Supreme Court. Donald Trump is our president. Now, tell me we don’t need this — that we don’t have a culture that needs to still be changed."

CHARMED ADDS VILLAIN: Constantine Rousouli is joining The CW’s reboot of Charmed as a villain by the name of Hunter, who is apposed to the Vera-Vaughn sisters' brand of good magic. He will pop up in the season’s fifth episode, set to air in November. Charmed is getting solid ratings so far, averaging 0.9 and 2.55 million viewers among adults 18-49 after three days of delayed viewing. Have you tuned in?

MICHAEL KEATON AND SETH ROGEN TO STAR IN KING OF THE JUNGLE: The dark comedy King of the Jungle, based on Joshua David’s Wired article "John McAfee’s Last Stand," has landed Michael Keaton and Seth Rogen as the leads. The story follows McAfee’s (Keaton) life as an ex-pat in Belize. Rogen will play Ari Furman, another Wired writer who gets pulled into McAfee’s insane universe.

ROBERT BENIGNI TO STAR IN PINOCCHIO: Matteo Garrone’s live-action Pinocchio has recruited Roberto Benigni to star as Geppetto. The film is an international co-production.

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JENNA DEWAN FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM CHANNING TATUM

Six months after announcing their split, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are making it official. Dewan filed for divorce Friday from Tatum, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

Dewan’s lawyer Samantha Spector filed paperwork requesting joint legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter Everly. She also requested to have her name legally restored to Jenna Dewan, instead of Jenna Dewan Tatum. Tatum filed a response also requesting joint custody.

"We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together," the pair said in a joint statement announcing their split in April. "Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now."

MOVING ON

Both have reportedly re-entered the dating pool. The 38-year-old Magic Mike star is dating singer Jessie J, according to multiple reports. The 37-year-old Dewan is also reportedly dating, but the object of her affection remains mysterious.

The latest had Dewan "getting cozy" with a mystery man at the Casamigos Halloween party held at co-founder Mike Meldman’s Beverly Hills home. E! News reports that she was dressed as a fairy, and "couldn’t keep" her "hands" of the new man.

"They definitely seemed like they were dating and left the party holding hands. They were kissing in the courtyard before they exited," the source told E!. "It definitely didn't seem like Jenna was hiding anything."

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‘HALLOWEEN’ SPOOKS COMPETITION AS ‘LONDON FIELDS’ TANKS

Halloween maintained its top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row. Universal and Blumhouse’s Jamie Lee Curtis-starring slasher picked up $32 million this weekend, a drop of 58% since its debut.

The David Gordon-helmed Halloween crossed the all-important $100 million mark Friday. Worldwide, the film has nabbed $172 million.

The much-delayed star-studded (Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, Theo James, Cara Delevingne, with a cameo featuring Heard's ex Johnny Depp) London Fields opened to $160,000, the second-worst opening for a wide release, behind 2008’s Proud American. The adaptation of the Martin Amis novel of the same name was set to premiere in 2015, but was pulled over a legal dispute.

Meanwhile, A Star Is Born and Venom maintained their slots in the top five, with $14 million and $10.8 million respectively.

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HOLLYWOOD REACTS AS OUTSPOKEN TRUMP CRITIC ROBERT DE NIRO TARGETED WITH BOMB

Robert De Niro has made a point of publicizing his disdain for President Donald Trump. Now, the FBI reports that he has become the target of a suspicious package. De Niro is just one in a string of Democrats who have reportedly received pipe bombs in the mail.

The suspicious package was removed on Thursday morning by police from 375 Greenwich Street in Manhattan, home to his production company Tribeca Enterprises and restaurant, Tribeca Grill.

Like the previous packages sent to President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros and others, the return address is listed as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

"A suspicious package was received. We called the police. They took it out and went through all safety procedures" a statement released by Tribeca Enterprises reads. "It was addressed to Robert De Niro and is similar packaging to the others. It is an open investigation. Everyone is safe and the building is open."

DE NIRO ON TRUMP

Speaking at the Tony Awards in June, De Niro said "I'm gonna say one thing: f*** Trump! It's no longer 'down with Trump,' it's 'f*** Trump!' "

In January at the National Board of Review Awards, he said: "This f***ing idiot is the president. It's the Emperor's New Clothes — the guy is a f***ing fool."

While promoting HBO’s The Wizard of Lies, he told USA Today: "What amazes me is that (Donald Trump is) such a bad con artist. Bernie Madoff was a guy who was low-key. I make no excuse for him: what he did was horrible and awful; monstrous. But Trump is in your face every day doing something that is absolutely what word can I use? He’s just a slob. He’s a pig."

Celebrities, including Kathy Griffith and Michael Moore, took to Twitter to support De Niro and caution fans against silence through fear.

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FANS REACT TO CAST MEMBER’S DEATH ON ‘MODERN FAMILY’

On Wednesday, a character on Modern Family died. The ABC show has been relentlessly teasing the death throughout its 10th season, and fans seem decidedly underwhelmed.

The show, about a blended family in L.A., could have knocked off a major character, with many speculating that it would be Sofia Vergara, or Stella the French bulldog. Still others mentioned Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland or Ty Burrell as possibilites (but, aside from Stella, as the arguably the biggest fan draws, they were never really considered serious contenders).

Instead, social media observers gripe, they decided to kill of DeDe (Shelley Long), the ex-wife of Jay (Ed O’Neill), and the mother of Dunphy adults.

She died offscreen, "peacefully in her sleep while on a trip with her women’s group."

Co-creator Steve Levitan said of the choice: "She's directly involved with three of our characters and she touched everybody's life in some interesting way. It seemed like the right character to put everybody through something. She seemed like right character because she so directly affects so many of our characters."

But fans weren’t here for it. One wrote that the show "trolled" fans with the constant death hype, while others just kept noting that they don’t define a "major" character as someone who’s "been on 7 episodes of a 10-season show."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

THE WALKING DEAD RATINGS PLUMMET: As Andrew Lincoln’s exit from The Walking Dead approaches, viewers seem less invested in the AMC show. Overall viewership was up 2% to 5 million on October 21, but the live + same day results among adults 18-49 were a declining 1.94, Deadline reports. The 18-49 result also saw a fall of 50% from what the Greg Nicotero-helmed third episode of Season 8 garnered back on November 5, 2017. Lincoln will be officially out of the AMC series as of November 4th. Are you still watching?

ELLEN POMPEO ON GREY’S IMPACT: Ellen Pompeo appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, and she said that despite ABC not officially ordering a Season 16, "there's just no end in sight," and that the show’s popularity may carry it well into the future. "Everywhere I go, whether it's Italy, whether it's France, London, Kansas," she said, "the people that come up to me with tears in their eyes and tell me how meaningful the show is to them…" Are you still tuning in?

EMMA THOMPSON TO STAR IN HOW TO BUILD A GIRL: The big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s best-selling book How To Build a Girl has added Academy-Award winner Emma Thompson and Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. How to Build a Girl is a comedic coming-of-age story set in 1993. Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) is in the lead, with Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Paddy Considine (The Death of Stalin) and Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones' Baby) are also starring.

CHARLIE’S ANGELS NABS WONDER WOMAN 1984’s FORMER RELEASE DATE: Warner Bros. and DC are moving Wonder Woman 1984’s release back by seven months, and Sony is snatching up the November 1st 2019 release date with Elizabeth Banks-helmed Charlie’s Angels film. Charlie’s stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Patty JenkinsWonder Woman 1984 will now be released on June 5, 2020.

MOVIEPASS GETTING SPUN OFF: Helios and Matheson Analytics are spinning off the financially troubled fixed-price movie subscription service MoviePass into a separate company. It will be publicly traded. "For many years, HMNY has been focused on data analytics, and in that capacity we own assets like Zone Technologies which provides a safety and navigation app for iOS and Android users and a global security concierge service," explained Ted Farnsworth, chairman and CEO of HMNY. "Since we acquired control of MoviePass in December 2017, HMNY largely has become synonymous with MoviePass in the public’s eye, leading us to believe that our shareholders and the market perception of HMNY might benefit from separating our movie-related assets from the rest of our company."

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