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SOUND MIXER DIES ON SET OF TOM HANKS MOVIE

An award-winning sound mixer has died after falling from a balcony on the set of a Tom Hanks film. James Emswiller won an Emmy Award in 2015 and appears to have fallen during a break in shooting on the set of a biopic about Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, the iconic children's programmer who hosted Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood from 1968-2001.

Police say Emswiller, 61, "was alone on the balcony taking a cigarette break when he may have suffered a medical emergency resulting in his fall from the balcony."

No foul play is suspected and multiple reports cite the strong possibility that he suffered a heart attack before he fell. Emswiller previously worked on The Avengers and The Fault in Our Stars.

Hanks, who plays Rogers, was reportedly on the set at the time of the accident. Filming of the provisionally titled You Are My Friend has been halted while the fall is investigated. The film is set to hit theaters in October of next year.

Sony Pictures, which is set to release the film, said in a statement, "This is a devastating tragedy and the studio is investigating the matter. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s loved ones, friends, and colleagues."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

SOUTH PARK TARGETS ROSEANNE BARR, BRETT KAVANAUGH, THE SIMPSONS: This week’s episode of Comedy Central's South Park took no prisoners. The show, known for its of-the-moment take on social issues, threw shade at Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court despite allegations of assault against him, Roseanne Barr and The Simpsons. Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo did some of the honors by posting offensive tweets a la Barr that eventually got him fired. Then the show ended featuring The Simpson’s character Apu—who has been derided as a racist stereotype—and a credit sequence with the hashtag #cancelthesimpsons.

HOW THE CONNERS PLAN TO HONOR ROSEANNE BARR: The creative team behind The Conners knows it has a problem: the ABC spinoff of the wildly successful and canceled Roseanne has to hold onto the show’s old audience (many of whom are loyal to the ousted star), without alienating people who were offended by the racist tweet that got her fired. So how will her absence be handled? "We want people to watch the show and see what happens and how we wrote Roseanne off," executive producer Bruce Rasmussen told Variety. "You don't want to be flip about how you do this. A lot of people cared about that character and it's separate from whatever feelings they had about the person and her political views and the things she said. We wanted to honor that character. People can have their opinions after that." The Conners premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

HAILEE STEINFELD TO HOST MTV EMAs: The Oscar-nominated Hailee Steinfeld will host this year’s MTV EMAs on November 4th. She will also perform. This year’s party kicks off in Bilbao, Spain. Last year, she grabbed the "Best Push Act," and this year, she’s nominated in the "Best Pop" category alongside Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes. "The EMAs are a show where anything can happen," said Steinfeld. "I can’t wait to host a night filled with incredible artists, performances, some surprises of my own – let’s do this, Bilbao!"

DANIELA VEGA TO STAR IN THE PACK: A Fantastic Woman’s Daniela Vega has signed on to star in The Pack, a Spanish-language drama series. Director and screenwriter Lucia Puenzo (Ingobernable, Wacolda, XXY, Cromo) will serve as showrunner on the 8-episode show, which is being pitched as a psychological thriller. Vega won an Oscar for her role in A Fantastic Woman. Production begins in January.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

STEVE CARELL SAYS THE OFFICE REVIVAL WON’T HAPPEN: But not for the reason you may think. Steve Carell says Michael Scott’s sense of humor just wouldn’t fly today. He tells Esquire: "Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently. And I think because of that there's been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don't think that's a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago. The climate's different." He notes that Michael Scott’s entire character is "predicated on inappropriate behavior."

KIM KARDASHIAN REUNITES WITH ALICE JOHNSON AT GOOGLE HQ: Kim Kardashian reunited with Alice Johnson several months after convincing President Donald Trump to commute her life sentence. The pair made a joint appearance Thursday at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View to discuss prison reform. Kardashian posted a selfie in Instagram Stories; they were joined by Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

KATHLEEN TURNER GETS CAST IN … THE OPERA? Kathleen Turner’s next big role will be as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in Gaetano Donizetti’s "The Daughter of the Regiment." It’s a non-singing role. The Academy- and Tony Award-nominated 64-year-old star will grace seven performances of the comic opera from Feb. 7 to March 1, the last of which will be televised to movie theaters in high-def.

CHRISSY METZ DIDN’T WEAR A SWIMSUIT UNTIL SHE WAS 38: Body positive This Is Us star Chrissy Metz reveals that she only recently felt comfortable wearing a swimsuit in public. "I grew up wearing a T-shirt at the pool," Metz, 38, told Glamour in her November cover story for the magazine. "As an adult, I was like, I’m gonna find a bathing suit I like and I’m gonna wear it." She continued: "It’s a backhanded compliment, but I’m doing what I want to do."

LENA DUNHAM IS NOT A FAN OF CALVIN HARRIS: On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Lena Dunham’s former Girls co-star Andrew Rannells asked her which of her friend Taylor Swift’s ex-lovers did she like least? "I want to do right by her on this question … My least favorite was Calvin Harris," said Dunham, using air quotes around his name because the DJ’s real name is Adam Wiles. "Because I felt he was petty in the public, and who needs to do that?"

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CAMILA MENDES EXPLAINS HOW SHE FOUND HAPPINESS POST-BULIMIA

Riverdale star Camila Mendes is finally in a happier place after struggling for years with bulimia. Mendes opens up to Shape for the magazine’s November cover story, and explains why she devotes time to discussing her recovery on social media.

The 24-year-old says: "I realized that I have this platform, and young women and men who look up to me, and there is a tremendous power to do something positive with it. It was definitely a very vulnerable thing to put that out there to almost 12 million people on social media. But that’s who I am. That’s me being authentically myself."

Mendes says she started struggling with bulimia in high school, explaining that she used to see food—especially carbs—as the enemy.

"I was so scared of carbs that I wouldn’t let myself eat bread or rice ever. I’d go a week without eating them, then I would binge on them, and that would make me want to purge," Mendes says. "If I ate a sweet, I would be like, ‘Oh my God, I’m not going to eat for five hours now.’ I was always punishing myself. I was even anxious about healthy food: Did I eat too much of the avocado? Did I have too many fats for one day? I was consumed with the details of what I was eating, and I always felt as if I was doing something wrong."

After receiving treatment through a therapist and recruiting a nutritionist, she says it’s gotten better, but she still has tough days.

"The voices in my head never completely go away. They’re just way quieter now."

She adds: "My nutritionist completely cured my fear of carbs. She was like, ‘You need a balanced amount of good, healthy carbs in your life. Have a piece of toast in the morning; have some quinoa at lunch. When you’re eating a little of them all the time, you won’t have this crazy urge to binge. You won’t be scared of carbs anymore because you’re going to realize that eating them isn’t going to make you gain weight.'"

Mendes also gave a shout out to the body positivity community, in which she includes Rihanna. "This body-positivity movement we’re having right now is so amazing, and it’s helping me so much. I’m seeing all these people who I look up to, like Rihanna, open up about their weight fluctuations and loving themselves the way they are. That makes me love myself more too," she says.

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D.A. DROPS PART OF CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN

The criminal case against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was dealt a serious setback Thursday. Prosecutors representing the Manhattan District Attorney’s office dropped one of the six charges against him.

Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told a judge Thursday that the D.A. was dropping the charge connected to one of his three court accusers, Lucia Evans. She was one of the first of 80+ women to come forward with allegations against Weinstein, but only three's cases have moved forward to trial. In an article in The New Yorker published a year ago Wednesday, Evans first shared her story. In the article, she said he’d forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.

THE LETTER

But in a letter to the defense unsealed in court on Thursday, it appears there is a counter-narrative and that Evans’ interaction with Weinstein appears to have been consensual.

The letter reads: "According to the Witness...the Complainant Evans told the Witness that...the Complainant had gone to the defendant's office, where the Defendant told her, in substance, that he would arrange for the Complainant to receive an acting job if she agreed to perform oral sex upon him. According to the Witness, the Complainant told her that she thereupon performed oral sex on the defendant."

PERJURY?

Weinstein’s legal team, led by Benjamin Brafman, accused Evans of committing perjury when she testified before a grand jury that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex.

"Sexual assault is a serious crime but falsely accusing someone of sexual assault is also a serious crime," Brafman said outside of the courtroom, according to ABC.

Brafman said Evans’ counter-narrative about her account was uncovered by a fact-checker at The New Yorker. He plans to subpoena the magazine.

DISMISSAL?

Brafman also argued that the case is "permanently and irreparably damaged" by the development, and noted that he plans to call for a dismissal.

A lawyer for Evans, meanwhile, said she is disappointed that the D.A. "abandoned" her.

"Let me be clear: the decision to throw away my client's sexual assault charges says nothing about Weinstein's guilt or innocence. Nor does it reflect on Lucia's consistent allegation that she was sexually assaulted with force by Harvey Weinstein," said attorney Carrie Goldberg. "It only speaks volumes about the Manhattan DA's office and its mishandling of my client's case."

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all six charges and remains free on $1 million bail.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

ALYSSA MILANO SOUNDS OFF ON KAVANAUGH: Alyssa Milano penned a guest column for Variety Tuesday, in which she laid out her feelings about the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanugh, despite the sexual assault allegations leveled against him. "Despite the deep and disturbing questions about Judge Kavanaugh, he was confirmed on Oct. 6. This continues to institutionalize sexual violence while setting the stage to remove many of the rights that generations of women who came before have won in hard-fought battle after battle. And yet, I do have hope." She predicts that "In 2018, the lasting legacy of these two men President Trump and Kavanaugh will be this: a nation of engaged, voting, empowered and elected women who will shape policy in spite of these two men and the 11 Republican white men on the Judiciary Committee."

DID BEN AFFLECK BREAK UP WITH SHAUNA SEXTON? Despite his post-divorce getaway with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, Ben Affleck is reportedly forging a new, solo path ahead. "He enjoyed being with her but is working on himself, and being together with her at this time is not something that works," a friend tells People. "He will date in the future, but for now his focus is on his sobriety, family and his next project." Affleck and Garner just formalized their split over the weekend as Affleck simultaneously celebrated 40 days of sobriety.

OPRAH WINFREY’S LESSON FROM A RECENT HEALTH SCARE: Don’t Google the symptoms! In the November issue of O Magazine, Oprah Winfrey shares that she learned the hard way not to Google health symptoms. Even when her doctor told her swollen lymph nodes were probably just from blocked salivary glands, she couldn’t accept it. So she got a second opinion. Turns out, the doctor was right, Google and Web MD were wrong. "As they say, you don’t appreciate your health until you no longer have it," she wrote. "Before this scare, I’d taken my salivary glands for granted. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’d never thought of them at all."

LILI REINHART OPENS UP ABOUT COLE SPROUSE: While she didn’t give Teen Vogue too much in her cover interview, Lili Reinhart did share some details of her romance with Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse. "I like to go on adventures with Cole," she told the magazine. "Truly, adventures. He takes me to places where I'm like, 'How did you find this?'" What’s the best adventure you and your partner have embarked on together?

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL ALUM DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER: Joel Strauss, who placed sixth in the eighth season of Tyra Bank’s America’s Next Top Model, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. "I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know," she shared on Facebook. "On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable. With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the 'few months' doctors said I could make it." Friends have set up a GoFundMe page, where more than $6,000 has been raised. Strauss is in danger of losing her health insurance, according to the GoFundMe.

BEHATI PRINSLOO TO RETURN TO VICTORIA’S SECRET: After a two-year hiatus, Behati Prinsloo says she is returning to Victoria’s Secret runway. She shared the news on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: "I actually am. I’m coming back this year. I missed two years. I was pregnant, so I’m really excited to walk this year." Prinsloo welcomed her second child with Adam Levine, Geo Grace Levine, in February. Others set to strut are Winnie Harlow, Shanina Shaik, Toni Garrn and Josie Canseco.

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MEGHAN MARKLE’S NEPHEW CAST IN ROYAL REALITY SHOW AS SISTER TRIES TO HEAL RIFT

Meghan Markle’s family drama just won’t dissipate. The latest has Duchess of Sussex’s nephew Tyler Dooley, 25, cast in MTV’s The Royal World.

Tyler is the son of Meghan’s estranged half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr. The show is set to premiere on November 7th. The unscripted series follows the lives of young royals, aristocrats (and wannabes) as they come together to live in the English countryside and have their every moment filmed.

Tyler, the show admits: "isn’t royal, just your average kinda guy." In the trailer, Tyler admits his only connection is "my aunty Meghan."

Tyler doesn’t just leverage his "aunty" for reality TV fame, he has also uses the connection to highlight his marijuana dispensary in Oregon. It’s called Royally Grown, and he offers one strain called Meghan Sparkle, which his site describes as "extremely potent."

SAMANTHA DIGS IN

Meanwhile, her estranged half-sister Samantha isn’t taking "no" for an answer. Despite being denied entry at Kensington Palace, the 54-year-old tells the Daily Mail that she won’t give up on getting herself and her father Thomas royally recognized.

"I want her to do the right thing: Acknowledge my dad for primarily raising her and making her everything she is. She knows that he's awesome!"

She continued: "Let's just cut through all the crap. You're a woman. Life is short. I believe you have it in your heart to do the right thing here. You know dad loves you. You know he's been there for you more than anyone. So, don't believe this public monster and misperception that he's a 'sperm donor dad' trying to be involved all of a sudden."

PRINCESS EUGENIE

On a positive note, Meghan seems to be getting along just fine with the family she married into. According to reports, Princess Eugenie turned to Meghan for help planning her October 12th wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

Earlier this week, the Palace shared some sweet intel on the royal wedding cake. "Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Brooksbank have asked London based cake designer Sophie Cabot to make their wedding cake," the palace said in a press release. "The red velvet and chocolate cake will be a traditional cake, with a modern feel. It will incorporate the rich colours sic of autumn in its design and will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy."

Eugenie is expecting 850 guests, a bigger crew than the 600 Meghan and Prince Harry had. Like Meghan and Harry, Eugenie will get married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

NETFLIX COMMITS TO THE LAUNDROMAT: Netflix is financing the release of the Steven Soderbergh drama The Laundromat, about the Panama Papers scandal. David Schwimmer has joined the cast, Deadline reports, opposite Gary Oldman, Meryl Street and Antonio Banderas. Will Forte and Riley Keough are also reportedly in talks to join. Laundromat is based on the Jake Bernstein book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite.

TIFFANY HADDISH SPEAKS ON PAY PARITY, AWARDS SHOWS: In a profile in Variety, Tiffany Haddish sounded off on several issues. On pay parity between genders, she says she wants women to talk to each other: "I think the reason why, a lot times, we don’t get paid the same as men do is because we don’t talk about it. I think we do need to talk about it because I sure get in there and I’m like, ‘Hey, Kate Hudson. How much do they pay you for that? What kind of perks do you get for that?’" Haddish also thinks awards are over-rated: "I didn’t get a check with it. When people really want those Oscars so bad and those Emmys and everything so bad, I thought it was because they give you a check. Like they come out with the award and they hand you a check! I’ve been watching sports and NASCAR, horse races, championships, football games, they get a trophy, a ring, and a bonus check. But when you win an Emmy, they give you a gift bag of a bunch of things that you probably not going to really use. I like the trophy a lot, don’t get me wrong, but they could have put a check in there!"

JOHN GOODMAN SAYS ROSEANNE BARR IS MISSED: John Goodman said that Roseanne Barr is missed on the set of The Conners. He appeared on Jimmy Fallon Live Monday night to talk about the spinoff of the Roseanne reboot on ABC. (Barr was famously ousted over racist tweets). Goodman told Fallon that her absence is felt: "She is missed, definitely. After that many years, it’s like a family. Last year was so miraculous and so unreal that when it went away it was almost like a dream." Will you tune in for The Conners?

FACEBOOK CONTROLS 87% OF SOCIAL SPEND: Facebook, with Instagram under its umbrella, will make $6.81 billion from video ads in the U.S. along, according to a new study from eMarketer. Facebook is the No. 1 social-video ad platform in the country, taking in almost 87% of U.S. social video ad spending.

CBS RESCHEDULES SHAREHOLDER MEETING: History repeating itself. CBS Corp. has rescheduled its annual meeting of shareholders for December 11th. The meeting was scheduled for May 17th, then rescheduled for August 10th after the board voted in favor of diluting National Amusements' 80% voting share to 17%. Then Leslie Moonves stepped down as CEO following multiple allegations of misconduct. Richard Parsons, the former CEO of AOL Time Warner was recently named interim chairman of CBS. Think the network will survive all of the changes?

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

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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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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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY SLAMS KATE MIDDLETON’S POST-BIRTH GLOW

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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‘VENOM’ CONQUERS BOX OFFICE WITH $80M

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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MIKE ‘THE SITUATION’ SORRENTINO FACES JAIL TIME

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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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

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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KHLOE KARDASHIAN’S MYSTERIOUS MISSIVES PROMPT BREAKUP RUMORS

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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DID EGYPTAIR FAKE DREW BARRYMORE INTERVIEW?

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, HFPA RESPOND

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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AMBER HEARD AND JOHNNY DEPP ACCUSE EACH OTHER OF ABUSE

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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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

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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