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DAX SHEPARD THINKS HE MAY BE A RECOVERING SEX ADDICT

Back in the day, Dax Shepard got around. The 44-year-old appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw’s podcast "Phil in the Blanks" to dish on his pre-marriage sex life.

"I'd say I've had what could maybe be called a sex addiction at some point in my life," said Shepard, who has been married to Kristen Bell since 2013. "Not one that I had to seek treatment for, but..."

Well, McGraw, said, "There are worse addictions!"

"There are worse addictions, yes," Shepard said with a laugh.

Shepard recalled: "I would just say, 'I've had sex with a lot of people. I like to do it. It's healthy. Who cares? I'm not getting diseases. I'm single. Whatever.'"

He said realized he had a problem after a fight with a girlfriend he didn’t name.

"I hung up the phone, I was driving in the car and I immediately got horny," the actor recalled. "Now, that is a biochemical feeling; I'm getting a serotonin dump. Whatever I'm getting, that's a physiological thing: horniness. So, I'm just feeling authentically horny. And I think, 'Hmm, I'm going to text this girl I know.' And I text this girl—and there was a delay. And then I just had this moment of clarity. I was like, 'That's suspicious. I just felt disempowered by my girlfriend and immediately I got horny. Could me brain be, like, taking care of me?'"

McGraw concurred, but added later that it didn’t sound like a sexual addiction that warranted treatment. "For every thought you have there’s a physiological corollate," McGraw said. "There’s no thought that you have that’s there’s not some hydraulic in your body that goes along with it. I mean, think about a dill pickle. Think about biting into a dill pickle and crushing it, you feel it crunch. The vinegar explodes in your mouth. What happens? You start salivating, right? For every thought there’s something like that that happens."

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CHRISSY TEIGEN SHARES SECRET TO LOVING POST-PREGNANCY BODY

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has never been one to put up a façade in interviews. The mother of baby Miles and 2-year-old Luna, and wife of John Legend, covers the February issue of Good Housekeeping and inside, dishes on how she went from being swimsuit model to laughing about her stretch marks on Twitter, (mostly) without shedding a tear.

She says: "Every morning when I look at myself in the mirror, I'm like, 'Oh, my gosh, how did it get here? My baby was, like, four pounds and I gained, like, 60 pounds, and that seems off!' But, you know, I think everyone’s body is just really different. That's why, my posts of real mom s**t, and wearing the diaper, and having that mesh thing, and real postpartum business? I think as important as it is for people to see me do that, it’s also really important for me."

Teigen adds that we live in such a hyper-filtered world, seeing a normal mom bod comes as a shock. "I think, in a way, we've forgotten what a regular body looks like," she continues. "There are people out there who are struggling and I'm struggling, and it's OK to come to terms with that being OK, to realize that it's gonna be a bit of a journey."

And when she thinks of what she got, Teigen says she’s OK with the extra weight. "This is a new thing that I can change within my mind, that I don't have to be swimsuit model anymore," she adds. "I get to be a mommy, and I get to cook, and I get to meet incredible people, and I'm happy to be going through this transition."

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KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER PREDICTED HER RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIS PRATT; ANNA FARIS REACTS

Katherine Schwarzenegger seemed to have a good feeling about current fiancé Chris Pratt, well before they first met. (To be fair, many women probably shared that feeling, but still…)

In an unearthed interview with Access from August 2017, a full 10 months before the pair were first linked by enterprising paparazzi, the 29-year-old Rock What You’ve Got author expressed a preference for Pratt among the famous Chris trio (the other options, of course, being Evans or Hemsworth), after a little hemming and hawing.

"Chris Evans," she said, but then changed her mind. "Actually, Chris Pratt," she concluded. "Chris Pratt’s been looking good lately, so you never know."

The pair were first photographed together in June of 2018 on a picnic in Santa Barbara. They got engaged over the weekend; he proposed with a stunning oval diamond that reportedly cost upwards of $400K.

"Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!" Pratt, 39, captioned an Instagram picture of them Sunday, January 13. "I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!"

ANNA FARIS

So how did he tell his ex-wife Anna Faris that he was moving on when they just signed their divorce papers in 2017?

On Tuesday’s Anna Faris Is Unqualified, she broke it down.

"Chris texted me this morning and he was like, you know, 'I proposed to Katherine last night,'" she recalled. "I was like 'Ah! That's amazing.'

She then reminded him that’s she’s available to officiate.

"And I texted him back, 'Just want to remind you, I'm an ordained minister,'" she said, joking she's "not very good at it."

Faris seems pretty chill about it, TBH.

"I knew that it was going to happen," she said at one point. "I love her, and I love him, and I'm just so happy that they found each other."

The pair co-parent Jack, 6.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

90-DAY FIANCE’S LARISSA DOS SANTOS LIMA PLEADS FOR MONEY: Amid her split from Colt Johnson, Larissa Dos Santos Lima took to Instagram to ask fans for help. Lima was released from the Clark County Detention Center after being arrested on charges of domestic battery over the weekend; after her arrest, Johnson filed for divorce. On Sunday, Lima told her followers on Instagram that a GoFundMe page she had originally set up and had been taken down and reported. She continued, asking for new donations to hire lawyers because she can’t legally work in the U.S. "It's important to me. The immigration attorney, the divorce attorney and the criminal attorney. The kind of attorney I have to talk to about my case," she said on Instagram. "I not feel happy about it, I not feel proud about it, but it's something that I really need," she said, and added that "To come here to beg—it's really sad, really sad for me." Lima also accused TLC of making her say things that would make her look bad on 90-Day Fiance. "There's a lot of things you guys don't know," her friend Danielle said in the Instagram Live, alleging that the show is scripted. "The show portrayed her in a way she is not."

SAG AWARDS ACCUSES OSCARS OF INTIMIDATION: SAG-AFTRA is fighting with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over presenters. The actors union claims the Academy is exerting "extraordinary and unwarranted pressure" to prevent actors it has booked to present at the Oscars from doing any hand-outs at the upcoming SAG Awards. "We have received multiple reports of these activities and have experienced firsthand the Academy’s graceless pressure tactics and attempts to control the awards show talent pipeline. Awards season is a very special time when actors and actresses are being appropriately celebrated and recognized for the outstanding quality of their work. We would expect the Academy to honor these goals," SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. The SAG Awards go down January 27th. Which show are you more likely to tune into?

KATE BECKINSALE FIRES BACK AT TROLL: Kate Beckinsale clapped back at an Instagram user who asked her if her friend Stephen Simbari was her son. The pair watched the L.A. Lakers play the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Center in L.A., and when she posted a shot a user suggested she could be Simbari’s mother. Beckinsale replied, "he is my son yes. I kept him in the cellar for 29 years but now I feel I should take him out on jaunts."

NICOLE KIDMAN ‘MORTIFIED’BY RAMI MALEK SNUB: Whoops! Nicole Kidman says she was "mortified"when she unwittingly snubbed Rami Malek onstage at the Golden Globes. As many will recall, Malek appeared to try to get her attention multiple times, but the 51-year-old appeared to spurn his attempts. "We're really good friends! I just did not feel his hand on my back," Kidman, 51, told Entertainment Tonight."I love that man. He's so gentle and softly spoken. He's a darling. He sent me an email about the incident. I sent him an email... we were laughing, actually." Have you ever accidentally snubbed a good friend?

JAMES MCAVOY TO HOST SNL: Saturday Night Live has revealed its second 44 host of the year. James McAvoy, who stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest Glass, will host January 26th, where he’ll be joined by Meek Mill. This weekend, Rachel Brosnahan is hosting with Greta Van Fleet as musical guest. McAvoy and Brosnahan are both SNL first-time hosts. Which show will you be more excited to see?

CHARLIE SHEEN OPENS UP ABOUT HIV DIAGNOSIS: Charlie Sheen says he has a new outlook on life after revealing his HIV diagnosis three years ago. "I try not to think too far down the line, you know?" the Two and a Half Men alum, 53, told Us Weekly exclusively while attending the California Strong Celebrity Softball Game benefiting the Local Response Effort founded by Jared Goff, Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun in Malibu on January 13. "I made some changes to give myself a shot to do some cool things professionally. And I’m proud of finally being consistent. And reliable. And noble."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

JOEY’S BURGERS GUY STEALS CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS: The Fiji Girl is so last week. The new viral superstar is Joey’s Burger Guy, photobomber extraordinaire. He made headlines at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards by popping up behind Taye Diggs as he announced Mission: Impossible – Fallout as Best Action Movie. The Internet noticed, but not everyone was here for it: "#CriticsChoiceAwards Joey's burgers guy is trying too hard," wrote one critic. What do you think of the new photobombing trend?

PALEYFEST SETS LINE-UP: PaleyFest LA, set to take place March 15-24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, has set its lineup. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will open the show. That will be followed by Netflix’s Grace and Frankie (March 16 at 2:00 pm); CBSAn Evening with Stephen Colbert (March 16 at 7:00 pm); VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race (March 17 at 2:00 pm); FOX’s 9-1-1 (March 17 at 7:00 pm); CW’s Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Farewell Seasons (March 20 at 7:30 pm – two-panel event); NBC’s Parks and Recreation 10th Anniversary Reunion (March 21 at 7:30 pm); and then AMC’s The Walking Dead (March 22 at 7:30 pm). The festival will close with NBC’s This Is Us (March 24 at 7:00 pm).

LIZA MINNELLI GIVES RARE OK TO JUDY GARLAND MUSICAL: Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new bio-musical about Judy Garland has received a rare endorsement from her daughter Liza Minnelli and the Garland Estate. "My mother said that her biography is in her music, and now a talented creative team is using that music to tell the story of her early years and her extraordinary rise to fame," Minnelli said in an exclusive statement to Deadline. "I’m grateful and happy they’re telling the fascinating story of her early history."

DEWANDA WISE AND JESSICA WILLIAMS RECRUITED FOR THE TWILIGHT ZONE: DeWanda Wise and Jessica Williams have joined the Jordan Peele-led revival of The Twilight Zone, which is headed for CBS All-Access. The episode will also feature Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White and Jonathan Whitesell.

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SELMA BLAIR OPENS UP ABOUT ANXIETY OVER M.S.

Selma Blair is updating fans on how she is dealing with her multiple sclerosis. The American Crime Story star posted a shot of herself snuggled up with a stuffed bear in bed, gazing straight at the camera.

"There is a truth with neurogedenerative brain disease," she explained in the Instagram post's caption. "It is uncomfortable. It is a stadium of uncontrollable anxiety at times. Going out, being sociable holds a heavy price. My brain is on fire. I am freezing. We feel alone with it even though the loving support has been a god-send and appreciated."

She continued: "People write me asking how I do it. I do my best. But I choke with the pain of what I have lost and what I dare hope for. and how challenging it is to walk around. But my smiles are genuine. This is ok. Life is an adventure with many shards of awakening. I can’t sleep at night but daytime I have trouble staying awake. I am a grown woman holding onto a bear that belonged to a sister type of mine."

The 46-year-old then explained how she deals with her symptoms.

Blair wrote: "I have a full week ahead with mothering and appointments and things to look forward to. But like many of us, I am praying. Soaking in love where I can. It’s not easy. That’s ok. I send love to you. And by the way, this #eileenfisher sweater is my go to cozy tonight in this hotel room. Thank you. And @lorrigoddard_ I can’t thank you enough for the morale boost of blonde."

Blair shared her M.S. diagnosis in December.

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TWITTER, FAMILY REACTS AS CHRIS PRATT AND KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER GET ENGAGED

News of Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s engagement landed with a thud on Twitter, with many fans pointing out that the pair had dated "for less than a year," while others writing that he "just got divorced" from Anna Faris. Family members—including Faris—embraced the pair’s happiness though.

Pratt, 39, shared the news on Instagram, posting a pic of the moment she said "yes." In the shot, the 29-year-old examines the seriously massive oval ring on her finger, while he appears to be blissed out, smelling her hair with his eyes closed.

The ring is a 5-carat diamond, ranging in price from $150K-$550K, People reports.

He captioned the shot announcing their engagement: "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I'm thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!

While fans seemed to be seeing red, his ex Faris posted a sweet comment on the post that read: "I'm so happy for you both!! Congratulations!" Schwarzenegger’s mother Maria Shriver and her brother Patrick Schwarzenegger also piped up on Pratt’s post and Schwarzenegger’s subsequent post.

Shriver wrote: "Love you. Enjoy this next chapter. Make it fun. You are so loved."

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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CHRIS PRATT’S FAST?

Chris Pratt is keeping fans in the loop on his so-called Daniel Fast, a 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting. The 39-year-old Jurassic World star hit up Instagram Stories to explain his journey: "OK, hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out, it's 21 days of prayer and fasting. And it's gonna coincide also coincidentally with the Lego Movie 2 junkets, so by the time you see me, I'll probably be hallucinating. Stay tuned."

A website devoted to the Fast explains: "The Daniel Fast is based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet. It's a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days."

The guidelines are strict: water is the only beverage allowed and you can only eat foods from seed; whole grains and legumes are allowed, as are liquid oils. Nuts and seeds make the cut too.

On the banned list: all meat, animal and dairy products. Deep fried foods and sweeteners are also not allowed.

GIVING THANKS

Pratt took a break from his Fast to thank police officers on National Law Enforcement Day Wednesday. He shared a text photo that reads: "Thank you to all police officers who keep our communities safe!"

In the caption, the 39-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy star also thanked his brother specifically: "Today on National Law Enforcement day I want to give a shout to my brother Cully who’s been a cop for 15 years after serving in the Army for eight. Love you bro! Thank you! He and his brothers and sisters in blue put their lives on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect."

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GINA RODRIGUEZ SPILLS ON MENTAL HEALTH, BODY POSITIVITY, LOVE

After booking her star-making Jane the Virgin gig, Gina Rodriguez’s life changed forever … and it hasn’t always been a good thing. Speaking to Cosmopolitan for the February issue (she also graces the cover), the 34-year-old says she actually had her first panic attack a few years into her stardom.

ON ANXIETY:

She says: "The anxiety stated coming, like, two years into Jane," adding that she "had my first panic attack at a sushi restaurant. All of a sudden, I thought I was going to die, and people are taking pictures. It was horrendous."

She explains that being famous wasn’t everything she thought it would be. Rodriguez says: "There are a lot things in the manual of living out your dreams that you don’t know about. Like you don’t have any more friends. You never go out to eat. You never see your family, your boyfriend, girlfriend, or whatever you have."

Rodriguez says she learned to bury her true self: "It’s interesting. As a performer, you have to quite literally bury your life … To live out your dreams is a really surreal experience."

ON BODY IMAGE:

There's been a lot of good along with the bad though. Rodriguez says she’s thrilled to represent other versions of Hollywood perfection: "I felt very alone growing up. I didn’t feel represented. I didn’t feel a part of the conversation. And if you see yourself projected, you believe you are worthy, valuable."

She continues: "I let go of the anxiety and the fear of not looking beautiful. Because it’s not about the picture. It’s about the fact that I stand on this cover with every Latina who wished she saw herself reflected. Because it’s not my face —it’s the 55-million-plus girls who are like, ‘Holy s—! We belong.’"

ON LOVE:

She says that her relationship with fiancé Joe LoCicero is a radical departure for her. "Dating Joe was a new experience for me because I put myself first. … As a successful woman, it is so hard because of our cultural norms that, like, the man has to be the breadwinner! And the man has to be the more powerful one. It was so difficult for me to find a man who didn’t want me to dim my light for his ego."

Jane the Virgin returns for its final season on the CW March 27th.

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EMMY ROSSUM TALKS LEAVING ‘SHAMELESS’, WEIGHT OBSESSION

Emmy Rossum covers the February issue of Shape, and inside, she opens up about her wellness philosophy and why she decided to leave Shameless (a move that devastated fans).

ON SHAMELESS

Rossum’s reasoning for leaving her Showtime series will be relatable to anyone who’s left a job they loved right as it was beginning to wear thin. She says: "I made 110 episodes playing the character of Fiona, and it's been an incredible journey. I've learned a lot about myself as a person and as an actor. I want to leave the show while I still love it, and I know the door is open to come back if that feels right. I'm also extremely proud of what I was able to accomplish off-screen, with my negotiation for equal pay and the effect that had on other women in the industry and in general."

She’s referencing her successful 2016 move to lobby Showtime so she could make as much as her costar William H. Macy.

Next up, Rossum is directing an episode of Amazon’s anthology series Modern Love, and she’s hoping to do more behind the camera. Rossum says: "The way I look at it is that the end of one thing is the beginning of something else. I couldn't be more thrilled to spend time writing, directing, and seeing what other characters I want to play. It's both scary and wonderful."

ON WELLNESS

Rossum has long been a body positive wellness advocate; she publicly criticized Kim Kardashian in August for bragging about her weight.

The 32-year-old explains her philosophy: "I think it’s vital that we stop focusing on unimportant things, like a number, and start thinking of our real worth as what we’ve accomplished, as well as the things that make us unique and strong. Your appearance is just one part of you. It doesn’t determine who you are or what you’re capable of."

Rossum says her views have evolved: "Last year I did an overhaul. I started listening to my body about what exercise and food make me feel good and how much sleep I really need. My relationship with exercise has always been a very healthy and committed one, mostly because it has helped me reduce stress and anxiety."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

BRADLEY COOPER MAKES BAFTA HISTORY: The Favourite emerged with 12 BAFTA nods, making it the most-nominated film by far, but A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper walked away with a BAFTA record. A Star Is Born landed seven nominations, five of which were for Cooper in the best film, actor, best director, adapted screenplay and original music categories, something that has never happened before. "What we think is a first is that Bradley Cooper has been nominated for producer, director, writer, actor and composer," Emma Baehr, BAFTA's director of awards and membership, told The Hollywood Reporter. Alfonso Cuaron nabbed six nominations for Roma, and Spike Lee earned his first-ever BAFTA nod for BlackKklansman.

CHRIS PINE DISCUSSES 1984: The hotly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 is in the final days of production in London. Director Patty Jenkins tells Variety: "I think that every time you do something, it’s for the first time. Wonder Woman 1984 is different "because we all know each other, and that world is understood a lot more." Chris Pine, who died in the original, wouldn’t say much about his role, but he did drop a few nuggets. "This one is a little different for me tonally," he says. "The tables are turned, and I’m more of the deer in the headlights." Think the sequel will live up to the hype?

JORDAN PEELE MOVES US RELEASE BACK: Universal Pictures is moving back the release of Jordan Peele’s Us to March 22nd, reportedly in a bid to build buzz following its selection as the opener of the South by Southwest Film Festival. Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss star in the film, which follows a family confronted by doppelgangers.

CLARA ROSAGER JOINS KEIRA KNIGHTLEY IN MISBEHAVIOUR: Danish star Clara Rosager has signed on for the Keira Knightley-toplined Miss World film Misbehavior. The film is set against the 1970 Miss World competition in which the Women’s Liberation Movement invaded the pageant and disrupted the proceedings.

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SARAH SILVERMAN IS NOT PLAYING IT COOL OVER ‘I LOVE YOU’ CANCELLATION

Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, America got canceled by Hulu in its second season, and she is not taking the news in stride.

She shared the news on Twitter, writing: "Well, Hulu cancelled ‘I Love You, America’ and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken. … So in traditional twitter funeral style, I’ll be RTing the love."

Social media users recoiled in horror, with the general reaction being along the lines of one user's lengthy, "BOOOOOOO," and several others calling for other networks (like HBO) to "make it right."

Variety reports that Silverman and her team at Funny or Die are already on it, shopping the series around. In the show, Silverman dissected current events and attempted to cut through the partisanship currently splitting the country up. The show typically begins with a monologue from Silverman, followed by guest interviews and pre-taped segments.

The show was nominated for an Emmy in the outstanding variety sketch series in 2018; it has a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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MELISSA MCCARTHY OPENS UP ABOUT BEING FAT-SHAMED BY CRITICS

Melissa McCarthy is opening up about a painful experience in her past. For InStyle’s Bad**s Women Issue (which McCarthy covers), the 48-year-old admits that bad reviews can "kind of" break her heart.

One seemed more than just an assessment of her performance, she recalls; it seemed personal. McCarthy explains: "I always feel like those characters become so real and personal. I really get protective. Years ago I was at a press conference for either The Heat or Tammy, and somebody from a very big organization kept asking me, 'Why do you always feel the need to be so grotesque?' It was a huge interview with maybe 100 people in the room, and he was sneering. I said, 'What are we talking about? I can't answer your question because I don't understand it.' He goes, 'You look sloppy, you're not wearing any makeup, your hair is not done, you're yelling at people.' I was like, 'OK, so have you ever asked this of a guy? I'm playing a character. You need to get out more if you don't think there are real women like that.' He goes, 'Oh, fine, I'm aggressive, call it whatever you want. If you don't want to answer the questions, you shouldn't come to the panel.'"

Sadly, that’s not the only experience she’s had along those lines. She recalls: "I do remember another interview I did for Bridesmaids with somebody who later lost his job for a conversation he had on a bus with someone else. I won't mention names, but just think about it. He kept asking, 'Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?' He was like, 'Oh, your tremendous size, you can actually work?' I just remember all the blood drained out of me. I thought, 'With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.' There were two cameras on him, and one was on me, and he went back to that question three or four times, and I just kept talking about the script or how fun Paul Feig was. He was looking around like, 'She's crazy.' When we left, their producer was horrified and said, 'We'll never play what he said. I'm so sorry.' But it happens all the time, to the point where it's fascinating because they don't do it to men. Not to be a jerk or single him out, but when John Goodman was heavier, did anybody ever talk about his girth?"

These attitudes are part of the reason she picks the wide-ranging roles she does, she says: "Even if it's a broad comedy, I think it's important to see people who maybe we shouldn't like, but we like them anyway. Let's not judge people like, 'Ugh, they're obnoxious, they're too much of a people pleaser, or they're grating or harsh.' It's like, 'Yeah, but we all do that.’ I still think it's good to show people who aren't so shined up and pretty and perfect."

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GORDON RAMSAY UNDER FIRE FOR RESURFACED INTERVIEW WITH SOFIA VERGARA

Another day, another resurfaced interview scandal. This time, it's celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay who’s making headlines for the wrong reasons. At issue is an interview he gave on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 2010. In the clip, he interacts with Sofia Vergara in a way that many find unacceptable.

"Did I scare you guys?" Vergara asked Ramsay and Leno during the interview, referencing her screaming in the previous skit. "I never scream like that in real life. It was all acting."

"Only in the bedroom?" Ramsay responded, touching her arm.

"You would never know," Leno said after Vergara made a face and the audience gasped.

Later, Leno referenced a headline that read, If Modern Family wins the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, Sofia Vergara will run naked down Sunset Blvd. *"

"That's ridiculous. I cannot run," Vergara responded. "Knock yourself out," Ramsay said, apparently in reference to her chest.

When Leno showed a shot of Vergara eating a slice of pizza, Ramsay said: "You seem like you're enjoying that. You had a whole wedge in your mouth at one time?"

"You seem like you're enjoying that. You had a whole wedge in your mouth at one time?"

"You just pick it up and stick it in," Ramsay added

When she presented a dessert she made, Ramsay tried it and called it "s—t fudge."

Users on social media were not amused. Tweeted one, "This is awful behavior sic and shame on a Jay Leno for not stepping in as well," while another wrote, "Sofia Vergara didn't deserve to be treated like this. This is very very uncomfortable."

Other resurfaced videos and tweets have recently gotten Drake, Kevin Hart and Louis C.K. in trouble too. Hart was forced to step down as host from the Oscars as a result of resurfaced homophobic tweets.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

JOSH BROLIN CELEBRATES 5 YEARS SOBRIETY: Josh Brolin is getting real about sobriety as he celebrates five years on the wagon. The 50-year-old took to Instagram to share a throwback image from a drunken night out. "Drunk: when you think you’re having a rip roaring time and the next morning you wake up and your brain has broken into a frenzied beehive and your body is shattered shards of sharp glass desperately searching for what fits where and your spirit is being eaten by worms with great white bloodied teeth and your heart has shriveled into a black prune churning your intestines to the point where dysentery feels attractive," he began. "And you can’t remember anything you did so you roll out of bed over last night’s urine and you dial your best friend’s phone number because you recall him lifting you over his head, your whole self, before you hit and broke through the drywall and, you think, a large aquarium," Brolin continued. "And the phone on the other end rings and he picks it up, that clambering for a phone, the clumsiness of a hardline, and you say: 'What did I do last night?!' and he answers, after a great pause: '...Dude...'. #5years."

MAHERSHALA ALI CLAIMS BILL MURRAY DUMPED VODKA ON HIM: After taking home the best supporting actor trophy for his work in Green Book at the Golden Globes, Mahershala Ali had a run in with Bill Murray that cracked him up. As he tells Ellen DeGeneres on her eponymous show: "Bill was toasting us. Bill toasted his glass on Viggo’s head, Linda’s head, and then toasts on my head and vodka spills all over my face and is running down into my eyes and in my mouth. And I’m doing the whole interview with an eye closed. Vodka in the eye … it felt like hot acid rolling down my face."

NO WOMEN NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY DIRECTORS GUILD: Some observers are crying fowl, noting the dearth of female nominees for the Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director in 2018. Among the nominees: Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born; Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA (Netflix); Peter Farrelly, Green Book; Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features); Adam McKay, Vice (Annapurna Pictures); Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade (A24).

JOSH MURRAY APOLOGIZES FOR LIKENING EX TO DEVIL: Not funny. Josh Murray is apologizing after posting an image of his ex-fiancee and former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman with a devil emoji over her face. In a since-deleted post, the 34-year-old shared an image of himself proposing to Dorman on the finale of her season. He posted the shot ahead of the premiere of The Bachelor. After the backlash, he posted a series of semi-apologies on Instagram Stories. "Anyways, so I’m probably gonna have to take that down, I’m getting in trouble for it. A lot of people, at least my friends, they’re like ‘No, leave it up,’ but I mean, if it’s hurting people’s feelings I don’t ever want to do that. So anyways, good talk. Glad we could have this conversation and I’ll see ya out there." Murray and Dorfman split in 2015.

SOFIA RICHIE MOURNS DOG: 20-year-old model Sofia Richie’s beloved dog Jake has died. She paid tribute to the pup on social media with a video of them together, and her father, musician Lionel Richie also posted tributes to "one of our dearest family members."

ROSARIO DAWSON, CORY BOOKER GETTING SERIOUS? Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson’s relationship seems to be heating up. The New Jersey senator and movie star have spotted out and about a few times recently and according to Page Six, spies overheard her telling Booker she loved him at the Broadway show "Dear Evan Hanson" over the weekend.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

HERB ELLIS DIES AT 97: Veteran character actor and co-creator of Dragnet, Herb Ellis, has died at age 97. He died on December 26that home, his daughter Karen Siegel told The Hollywood Reporter. He is best known for his roles in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956) and Billy Wilder's The Fortune Cookie (1966) and the NBC-ABC crime drama Peter Gunn. He helped Jack Webb create Dragnet, which began on the radio in June 1949. When it landed on NBC two years later, he played Officer Frank Smith opposite Webb on a handful of episodes.He was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Sylvia. Survivors include his daughter and four grandchildren.

WARNER BROS. SCOOPS UP RIGHTS TO WIN RATPAC DUNE LIBRARY: Warner Bros. exercised its right to match a winning bid for RatPac Dune Library. The archive contains 15-25% of 76 major films the studio co-financed with RatPac, per Deadline’s report. Vine Alternative Investments bought a controlling interest in the library last year, but Warner Bros. reserved the right to match them in what is thought to be a $290 million-$300 million deal. The library features films including Gravity, Wonder Woman, Batman V Superman, The LEGO Movie, Creed, Annabelle, Godzilla, American Sniper, Mad Max: Fury Road, It and Dunkirk. RatPac was founded by Brett Ratner and James Packer.

QUANTICO’S YASMINE AL MASSRI TO STAR IN, PRODUCE JULIET: Quantico and Miral actress Yasmine Al Massri has signed on to star in and produce the drama feature Juliet. She will play the titular character, and astrophysicist struggling with grief over her husband’s death. The indie film will be told in a series of encounters on the anniversary of his death.

CBS ACKNOWLEDGES IMPASSE WITH NIELSEN: CBS Corp. says it is at a "contractual impasse" with the media-measurement service Nielsen. In a statement, the network said: "The entire media industry is aware of the need for complete and accurate measurement across platforms. While Nielsen has made some strides in this area, progress has not been what we and many clients would like, and local TV measurement is particularly challenged. Despite this backdrop, Nielsen continues to use their market power to bundle disparate services and raise prices for services that don’t sufficiently address ongoing changes in the industry. As a result, we are currently at a contractual impasse, although we continue to be open to negotiating a fair deal that makes strategic and financial sense for CBS. If we cannot come to an agreement with Nielsen, we will continue to employ the many viable alternatives available to us, including Comscore."

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KRISTEN BELL, DAX SHEPARD MAKE EACH OTHER CRY ON HIS BIRTHDAY

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday to toast his birthday. The lovebirds (as always) got real. Shepard explained that having a birthday so close to the holidays is the "worst" thing ever.

"It's traditionally when you go back to school as a kid. It's like, 'Happy birthday! Go to school!' And then when you get there, there was a big break. So, when they read the happy birthdays over the loud speaker, you're among like 30 people who had birthdays. Nothing special!" the 44-year-old joked.

He continued that even now it’s grim, despite his celeb status: "I can't get more than six people to attend my birthday party—and I'm on television and they know Kristen will be there."

Shepard got emotional though when she asked him what he most wanted for his birthday. He said: "I would say please, please, please give that person love and support for 11 years. Give them two beautiful baby girls—and you're good."

Holding back tears, Bell told him, "You're crying, too!"

"You sit down, young lady!" Shepard joked. "We've heard enough of your questions."

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AMBER HEARD: I WAS TERRIFIED OF ‘MONSTER’ JOHNNY DEPP

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp may have had a more volatile relationship than was previously suspected. While both of them accused the other of abuse during their contentious 2016 divorce, new legal documents are expected to shed new light on their relationship.

The documents, according to The Hollywood Reporter, are expected to play a central role in Depp’s defamation suit against the U.K. tabloid The Sun.

THR published portions of a deposition in which both parties gave accounts of the alleged abuse.

THE MONSTER

In an account Heard gave to Blair Berk, an attorney employed by Depp, she reportedly said on August 13th, 2016: "Johnny and I refer to his other personality, the part of him that is present when he beats me up — we call that the monster and have called that the monster for many years. I was petrified of the monster."

That claim was extracted from a 471-page deposition transcript, which THR obtained, along with statements from Heard’s friend Raquel Pennington and the Los Angeles Police Department officers who responded to an altercation at their L.A. penthouse on May 21, 2016. (This is the famous fight that allegedly led to Heard filing for divorce. Photographs of Heard's bruised face also emerged, though Depp has long maintained that the bruises were self-inflicted).

According to Pennington, who came to the penthouse when Heard asked her to, Depp was "swinging around" a magnum bottle of wine and knocking things off the counter with it. She also said she took "dozens of photos" of Heard’s bruises over the years of her relationship with Depp.

The LAPD, meanwhile, stated that they saw no signs of broken items when inspecting the apartment.

DEPP’S SIDE

Meanwhile, Depp claimed that Heard was the one who was "aggressive and violent." He said she punched him twice on April 21, 2016 after he was late to her birthday dinner.

He claimed that fearing for his own safety, he brought security guards to his apartment on May 21, 2016, and that he never touched her.

A hearing in the U.K. has been set for February 22nd.

PLUS

Meanwhile, according to a report in Forbes, Disney is seriously mulling firing Depp from its Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Because of salary and insurance requirements, the House of Mouse could save almost $90 million (a hefty helping of its $230 million budget) by losing Captain Jack Sparrow.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

SANDRA OH AND ANDY SAMBERG PREVIEW ‘CRAZY-PANTS’ GOLDEN GLOBES: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh interview each other in The Hollywood Reporter, and the pair discuss their "five days" of prep for the show, the "looser atmosphere" they plan to take full advantage of and why they plan to avoid discussing President Donald Trump. Says Samberg: "A lot of people get to the party at the Globes. Which is nice. It makes for a looser atmosphere. My hope is that you have so much goodwill that we're just going to skate by. And I will be your lapdog." Says Oh: "I'm not interested in talking about Trump at all. What I'm interested in is pointing to actual real change. I want to focus on that 'cause people can pooh-pooh Hollywood all they want — and there is a lot to pooh-pooh, sure — but we also make culture. How many gazillions of people have seen Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians? That changes things." Will you tune in to watch the pair Sunday, January 6th on NBC?

POLL: THE AMERICANS, MAISEL ARE MOST LIKELY GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINEES: The Americans and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel would take home top honors at the Golden Globes this Sunday, if it were up to the consumers polled by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult. The Americans, which nabbed 16 percent of respondents' vote, bested BBC's Bodyguard (11 percent), Amazon's Homecoming (10 percent), BBC America's Killing Eve (7 percent) and FX's Pose (5 percent) in the drama category. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, meanwhile, snagged 17 percent of respondents' vote, beating NBC's The Good Place (16 percent), Showtime's Kidding (8 percent), Netflix's The Kominsky Method (8 percent) and HBO's Barry (4 percent) in the comedy category. At the Emmys, Maisel grabbed 5 trophies, and The Americans bagged two.

JOANNA LUMLEY TO HOST BAFTAS: AbFab star Joanna Lumley has been tapped to host the BAFTA Film Awards for the second year in a row. "We’re thrilled that Joanna has agreed to return as our host for a second year," Emma Baehr, BAFTA’s director of awards, said in a statement released Wednesday. "She was fantastic and we’re looking forward to the ceremony with her once again at the helm." The gala, considered to the most prominent film awards ceremony after the Oscars, takes place February 10that London’s Royal Albert Hall.

LUTHER SEASON 5 PREMIERE TIES FOR SERIES BEST ON BBC ONE: Idris Elba returned to his role as the titular detective on Tuesday night, and viewers tuned in in droves. The premiere averaged 5.6 viewers, the most-watched program of New Year’s Day in the U.K. Elba recently said Season 5 is not the end of Luther, "but there are some real changes that will happen."Luther will are on BBC America in the U.S. as well, though a premiere date has not yet been announced. Will you tune in?

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BRUCE WEBER FIRES BACK AT ASSAULT ACCUSER

Famed shutterbug Bruce Weber is slapping back at accusers who claim he sexually assaulted them.

According to new legal documents filed January 2nd and obtained by TMZ, Weber is claiming that one of the accusers who formally filed a lawsuit initiated contact with him. Models Jason Boyce and Mark Ricketson claimed in December of 2017 that Weber forced them to touch their genitals doing a shoot. Boyce recently tacked on claims that Weber tried to force him into sex trafficking.

Weber has responded, TMZ reports, claiming that Boyce and his agents sent him text messages for years, some of which included "pornographic poses in a desperate attempt to get Mr. Weber's attention."

When Weber didn’t respond, Boyce continued to hound him, he claims, often sending shots "in a blatant attempt to be sexual, posing and bending shirtless in a manner to emphasize his genitals."

He is claiming the shots serve as evidence that Boyce was doing the soliciting, and he wants the sex trafficking allegations dropped from the suit.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

LINDSAY LOHAN IS ALL BUSINESS: In a clip from her new reality show, Lindsay Lohan encounters a group of beautiful people laughing and pouring wine into each other’s mouths in the pool. Does she dive in? Nope! LiLo is all business, because she "wants to build an empire" and "this is not Girls Gone Wild." Lohan’s show follows her as she attempts to erect an empire of clubs in Mykonos, Greece. Lindsay Lohan: Welcome to the Beach Club debuts Tuesday, January 8 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

SCARJO TALKS DEEPFAKE PORN: Scarlett Johansson has given up on fighting "deepfake" porn videos, in which an often famous face is superimposed on a body not her own. One such video, falsely described as "leaked" footage of her, has been viewed 1.5 million+ times. "Nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image or anyone else’s onto a different body and making it look as eerily realistic as desired," Johansson told The Washington Post. "The fact is that trying to protect yourself from the Internet and its depravity is basically a lost cause."

SHAY MITCHELL TALKS COMPASSION: Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell is calling for more compassion in 2019. Writing on Instagram, she says: "So, for 2019, let's all try to be a little more compassionate, empathetic, patient and thoughtful with each other." Mitchell also thanked her followers for the compassion they showed her last year. "The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams."

CHRISSY TEIGEN GETS NAILED IN THE FACE WITH LESLIE JONES’ UMBRELLA ON TV: Way to start off the New Year! Chrissy Teigen appeared on NBC’s New Year’s Eve segment Monday with Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones. When the New Year turned and hugging commenced, Jones unwittingly jabbed Teigen in the eye with an umbrella, creating the first viral celeb moment of the year. Thankfully, all is well! "EYE’M FINE BABY I hug too hard what can I say," Teigen replied to Jones when she tweeted her apologies, with a picture of her sending Jones a kiss.

GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHRIS MARTIN VACATION TOGETHER: It turns out the "conscious uncoupling" thing is the real deal for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. The pair, who split after a decade in 2014, with the stated intention of remaining besties for life, were spotted jetting off to the Maldives with their loves (Brad Falchuk and Dakota Johnson, respectively) in tow. They reportedly spent Christmas and New Year’s together with their kids, Apple and Moses.

GORDON RAMSAY AND WIFE TANA ARE EXPECTING FIFTH CHILD: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his family rang in the New Year with some happy news. The 52-year-old has four children, Matilda, 17, 19-year-old twins Holly and Jack, and Megan, 20, with his wife Tana. The family broke the news in a video. Two years ago, Gordon shared the news of Tana’s "devastating" miscarriage.

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PETE DAVIDSON RETURNS TO STAND-UP AFTER ALARMING POST, DISCUSSES ARIANA GRANDE, MOM

Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson returned to stand-up for the first time on New Year’s Eve since posting an alarming note on Instagram a few weeks ago that many people interpreted as suicidal.

Davidson tackled several topics fans were eager to hear about, including what it felt to be discussed on ex-fiancee Ariana Grande’s hit song, "Thank U, Next."

"Here’s the thing about the breakup song. Usually breakup songs you know who it’s about but you don’t really know. That G named all of us," he told the crowd. "Bam. She named all of us. And then, tells us, yeah, he has a big d***."

The 25-year-old admitted that the day the song was released, moments before he was set to appear on SNL, was "sad."

"That s--t came out before I had to put on a f--king duck hat and be like, 'derrrp here's the pizza!' So all my friends were there. It was a sad day. We didn't know it was going to happen."

MOM

What shocked Davidson most about the breakup though, was the effect it had on his mother, who’s a school nurse, and has been harassed since the split.

"She was walking in the hallway and some little f--king kid started singing 'Thank U Next' to her. Me, I get it, but my mom?" he said. As punishment, the kid had to sing the song in front of the dean of the school, a former cop.

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