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Kate Bosworth Stars in Little Big Town’s Gripping “Sugar Coat” Video

Kate Bosworth Stars in Little Big Town’s Gripping “Sugar Coat” Video If they give out Oscars for Best Performance in a Country Music Video, then hand Kate Bosworth a trophy for her work in Little Big Town’s gripping new visual for their single “Sugar Coat.” The three-and-a-half-minute clip, which premiered …

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T.I. Admits on “Red Table Talk” He “Exaggerated” His “Hymengate” Comments

T.I. Admits on “Red Table Talk” He “Exaggerated” His “Hymengate” Comments It seems T.I. simply “blurred lines” between fact and fiction when he recently claimed that he takes his 18-year-old daughter to her annual gynecology appointment to make sure her hymen is still intact. “I began to embellish and exaggerate …

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Brad Paisley Goes Off-Roading With Carrie Underwood, Gets Roasted by Peyton Manning on Upcoming TV Special

Brad Paisley Goes Off-Roading With Carrie Underwood, Gets Roasted by Peyton Manning on Upcoming TV SpecialBrad Paisley’s celebrity pals put him through the ringer on his upcoming ABC special. This past weekend, Carrie Underwood revealed on Instagram that the two go off-roading together for the TV event–and that she’s such …

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TAYLOR SWIFT BEATS KING OF POP’S RECORD AT THE ‘AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS’

The American Music Awards, the biggest fan-voted music celebration, aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 pm EST on ABC. This year, R&B star Ciara took on the hosting duties. (She previously co-hosted the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris).

Selena Gomez kicked the party off with a smoking "Lose You to Love Me," and yes, the crowd was there for it, singing, clapping and dancing along. Social media … less so, with many asking "who told Selena to sing live?"

Taylor Swift, with 23 AMAs under her belt before the show kicked off, surpassed Michael Jackson's previous record of 24, winning 26 with this year's Artist of the Decade, Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Artist of the Year. This was Swift's fifth win for Artist of the Year. Billie Eilish also won big, snagging New Artist of the Year and Favorite Alternative Artist.

Going in, Post Malone led the charge with seven nominations, with Ariana Grande and first-time nominee Eilish following with six each. Swift was also up for Artist of the Year against Malone, Grande, Halsey and Drake.

HIGHLIGHTS

Billie Eilish got the party rolling and set off the bleep-o-meter while accepting the award for Best Alternative Artist.

Halsey gave an impassioned speech saluting the American Music Awards, the only "fan-voted" awards show. As she says, it's the fans who keep the music industry humming … and their appreciation means everything.

That time Swift low-key slammed Scooter Braun by thanking Universal and Republic for giving her the freedom to flex her creative muscle. "This album really felt like a new beginning, and I also really love my record label, Universal and Republic. Monte Lipman, Lucian Grange, thank you for being so generous to me and allowing me to make whatever music I want to make," she said onstage. "As a songwriter it's so thrilling to me that I get to keep doing that. And I'm so excited I get to perform for you all later."

Kesha gently poked fun at Kanye West by introducing her own "Sunday Service" with "Raising Hell."

Following some serious drama between Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta and her former record label Big Machine, Swift performed a medley of hits, including "Love Story," "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off" … with a decidedly feminist girl-power bent, somehow making it both fierce and completely adorable. And yes, she came onstage wearing the names of the albums she wants back from Braun on her shirt. Halsey, Camila Cabello and Misty Copeland—yep, that Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to perform as principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history—joined her onstage to sing, celebrate and dance.

PERFORMANCES

Lizzo brought passion, style, heartbreak and red-hot glam with "Jerome."

Thomas Rhett told us, "Look What God Gave Her."

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello mesmerized the crowd with a sensual and slow "Senorita."

Kesha showed us how beautiful "Raising Hell" can be.

Toni Braxton reminded us why still love her with "Un-break My Heart."

Billie Eilish set the stage on fire with "All the Good Girls Go To Hell."

Halsey dug deep in "Graveyard."

Green Day made it cool to be a "Basket Case" again in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Dookie.

Camila Cabelo had everyone singing "Hallelujah" with "Living Proof."

The Jonas Brothers claimed they were "Only Human." The shrieks of delight seemed to tell a different story.

Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World showed how to "Fall on Me."

Post Malone, featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and Watt told us to "Take What You Want" as they set the stage on fire and threw guitars around.

"Don't Start Now," Dua Lipa told us.

Shania Twain returned to the AMAs for the first time in 16 years with a medley of her hits and others.

WINNERS

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST: Billie Eilish

FAVORITE SONG - POP ROCK: Halsey, "Without Me"

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP / ROCK: BTS

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY: Dan + Shay

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK: Taylor Swift, Lover

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY: Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY: Carrie Underwood

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, "Señorita"

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Billie Eilish

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP: Post Malone, Hollyood's Bleeding

FAVORITE SONG– RAP/HIP-HOP: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY: Dan + Shay, "Speechless"

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift

BROADCAST SOUND

AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS BILLIE EILISH ACCEPTS THE AWARD AS FAVORITE ALTERNATIVE ARTIST
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS BILLIE EILISH ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS CAROLE KING INTRODUCES TAYLOR SWIFTS ARTIST OF THE DECADE AWARD
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS CARRIE UNDERWOOD ACCEPTS THE AWARDS FOR FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST AND FAVORITE ALBUM COUNTRY FOR CRY PRETTY
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS CIARA GETS THE PARTY STARTED
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS DAN AND SHAY ACCEPT THE AWARD FOR FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG FOR SPEECHLESS
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS HALSEY ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR FAVORITE SONG POP ROCK FOR HER SONG WITHOUT ME 1
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS HALSEY ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR FAVORITE SONG POP ROCK FOR HER SONG WITHOUT ME 2
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS POST MALONE ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR FAVORITE ARTIST RAP HIP HOP
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS SHAWN MENDES AND CAMILA CABELLO ACCEPT THE AWARD FOR BEST COLLABORATION FOR SENORITA
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TAYLOR SWIFT ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TAYLOR SWIFT ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR FAVORITE ALBUM POP ROCK FOR LOVER
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TAYLOR SWIFT THANKS HER FANS FOR THE ARTIST OF THE DECADE AWARD
AUDIO: 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TYRA BANKS INTRODUCES LIZZO

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JJ ABRAMS RESPONDS TO GEORGE LUCAS’ ‘STAR WARS’ CRITICISM

When Disney CEO Bob Iger's memoir dropped this fall, it made headlines when it emerged that Star Wars creator George Lucas was not a fan of JJ Abrams' take on the franchise.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was the first film in the franchise to be released following Disney's $4.3 billion acquisition of LucasFilm.

Iger wrote that after Lucas saw the film "he didn't hide his disappointment. ‘There's nothing new,' Lucas said. In each of the films in the original trilogy, it was important to him to present new worlds, new stories, new characters, and new technologies. In this one, he said, ‘There weren't enough visual or technical leaps forward.'"

In a new interview with Rolling Stone ahead of the release of Abrams' latest effort, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Abrams responded. He says he "only has gratitude" for Lucas and the work he did. He adds that the pair remain friends, and that he consulted him before beginning production of Rise of Skywalker.

He continues: "It's probably a complicated thing for him. To decide you're going to sell this thing that you created, that was your baby, to anyone — that must be more complicated than signing a check and smiling about it. But he's been incredibly gracious. He's been super-generous."

Abrams adds: "He came over, we had a meeting when we first started working on this new movie, talked through a ton of different ideas and stories, and heard from him what was important. And we've done nothing but try and adhere to some fundamental aspects of the story. It wasn't a difficult thing to try and do. And again, he was really gracious. So I'm only grateful. Do I wish that Force Awakens had been his favorite movie of all time? Yes, I only wanted to do well by him. I would just say that I have nothing but profound respect for the guy and am still truly, even more so now, working on these movies in awe of what he created."

Abrams went so far as to say that he "gets" why he didn't think it was original, and adds that "the idea was to continue the story and to begin with this young woman who felt like Luke Skywalker was a myth. And to tell a story that was not just history repeating itself, but a story that embraced the movies that we know as the actual history of this galaxy. So that they are still living in a place where there is good versus evil, they're still living in the shadow of what has come before, still grappling with the sins of the father and the people who have preceded them. This was not about a nostalgia play. It felt, to me, like a way of saying, ‘Let's go back to a Star Wars that we know, so we can tell another story.'"

The Rise of Skywalker, starring Billie Lourd, Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fischer and among many others, opens in theaters nationwide on December 20th.

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Scooter Braun Tells Taylor Swift He’s “Ready to Speak Directly” After Receiving Death Threats

Scooter Braun Tells Taylor Swift He’s “Ready to Speak Directly” After Receiving Death Threats Scooter Braun has once again accused Taylor Swift of causing his family to receive death threats after she claimed last week that he wouldn’t let her perform her old hits at the American Music Awards. “Since …

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“Jersey Shore”‘s Angelina Pivarnick “Not Talking to” JWoww & Snooki for Calling Her “Trash” in Mean Bridesmaids Toast

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Chris Brown Welcomes 2nd Child With Ex-Girlfriend Ammika Harris

Chris Brown Welcomes 2nd Child With Ex-Girlfriend Ammika Harris Chris Brown has reportedly welcomed his second child–and first son–with ex-girlfriend Ammika Harris. According to <i>Page Six</i>, Harris alluded to the baby’s arrival on Thursday when she wrote on her Instagram Story, “I was in love when I first saw you.” Meanwhile, the …

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Kanye West Shares More Details About “Nebuchadnezzar” Opera

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Drops New Track “The News,” Drake-Featuring Single “Loyal”

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U2 Collaborate With Indian Composer A.R. Rahman on Tranquil Single “Ahimsa” 

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Cardi B Is the Boss at the Elves’ “Twerkshop” in Holiday Pepsi Ad “A Christmas Cardi”

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French Montana Hospitalized for Stomach Pains, Elevated Heart Rate & Nausea

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Pete Davidson Looks Like a Grunge Ken Doll on Magazine Cover, Admits His Love Style Is “Off-Putting”

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Chris Hemsworth’s Wife Says Brother-in-Law Liam “Deserves Much Better” Than Miley Cyrus

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

KEVIN HART AND DWAYNE JOHNSON FILM JOINT INSTA POSTS: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have hit the road on a promotional tour for Jumanji: The Next Level, offering them the chance to bond and bicker. "Oh yeah," Hart greets viewers as Johnson states for his own video, "Here we are." Hart continues: "We're back to promoting Jumanji, I'm excited." Johnson chimes in: "It's good to have you, brother. It's good to have you back" to which Hart replies, "It's good to be back! Do me a favor, DJ, I just wanna say something real quick." Johnson cuts in, "Well, let me say my thing first." And they hijinks continue … with Danny DeVito and Danny Glover joining in.

JENELLE EVANS AND EX NATHAN GRIFFITH ON BETTER TERMS: Amid Jenelle Evans' split from David Eason, she and her ex-fiance Nathan Griffith seem to be on better terms. On Thursday, Griffith tweeted, "It's sad how bitter people deflect negative attention to cover up their own insecurities. Hoping to justify their actions by the finding comfort in the approval of others. But... 'big guy' at the end of the day you still have to look in the mirror, take responsibility for your actions and find that approval within yourself." He added that he appreciates "finally" having a health relationship with Evans. "Something we should of had 3-4 years ago. Especially one, that everyone, is supportive with." The former Teen Mom 2 star replied: "Thank you for being there for Kaiser and helping out lately." The pair co-parent her middle son, Kaiser, 5. Griffith accused Eason of abusing his son and was granted temporary custody of him when Child Protective Services removed kids from their home.

INDIE SPIRIT AWARDS ANNOUNCED: On Thursday, the nominees for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced. The 35th annual Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, on the beach in Santa Monica and air live on IFC at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT. Among the more high-profile nominees were Jennifer Lopez, Robert Pattinson and Adam Sandler.

COURTENEY COX'S DOGS SAVED FROM ROAD: Courteney Cox's dogs broke free from her Malibu mansion Wednesday and darted into traffic. As the Friends star ran after the pair, a paparazzo driving past pulled over and scooped the pups up. TMZ reports that she thanked him profusely, saying "You saved my dogs' lives!"

MICKEY ROURKE SPOTTED OUT WITH MUCH-YOUNGER LADY-FRIEND: Mickey Rourke, 67, was spotted at Cipriani Downtown this week dressed like a "futuristic cowboy" and snuggling up to a Russian woman who goes by the name of Olga, and appears to be "23 or 26," Page Six reports. "He was gently caressing her face and neck," says the witness. Rourke was most recently linked to 33-year-old Anastassija Makarenko.

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PETE DAVIDSON POSES AS KEN BARBIE, SAYS HE TREATS GIRLFRIENDS LIKE PRINCESSES

Pete Davidson transformed into a nude Ken Barbie Doll for Paper Magazines's #BreaktheInternet issue. Davidson's good friend and 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman helped conceptualize the project, which is a play on artist Lisa Frank's iconic shot, and a reference to Davidson's mental health struggles and colorful love life.

Of the project, Dorfman recalled, "In a car, on our way to set for Pete's new movie with Judd Apatow, we brainstormed ideas for our upcoming shoot together. I threw out a Ken Doll concept. It seemed right since tabloids manipulate people that way, him especially. He was down with the idea, but challenged me to go darker, something that leaned into his struggle with depression, which he has been admirably public about."

"He'd told me he slept in a car bed as a kid and I saw it immediately: this Staten Island Ken Doll version of Pete stuck in a Barbie nightmare, pills everywhere. ‘You'd be like depressed Ken,' I said. ‘Yeah! And d-ckless, like, with Ken-d-ck,' Pete said, and the whole car exploded with laughter."

MENTAL HEALTH

Two years ago, Davidson revealed that he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. In 2018, after his breakup with fiancé Ariana Grande, he sent friends and fans into a panic when he wrote on social media: "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore."

While he chose to step out of the limelight for a time, the interest in his love life has only increased. Since breaking up with Grande, he's dated multiple women, including Kate Beckinsale and most recently, Kaia Gerber.

PRINCESS

He gave insight into his success with women. He said: "My love language, when I'm in a relationship, is I treat the person I'm with like a princess. I try and go as above and beyond as possible, because that's what you're supposed to do? If you're in a relationship with someone, you're just supposed to make that person feel as special as possible."

But sometimes, above and beyond is too much, he noted.

"But sometimes when you put so much on someone, it overwhelms them, and then they don't know if they could come close to that. Or if they can keep up with it," he said. "So, it's very off-putting to some … It's something I had to learn in a past relationship, which sucked to learn through that person, but it makes you better."

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KIM KARDASHIAN WANTS TO LAUNCH MEN’S SKIMS LINE, REACTS TO KYLIE JENNER’S $600M PAYDAY

Kim Kardashian wants her SKIMS Solutionwear line to be fully inclusive. The 39-year-old mom of four tells E!: "I have been asked a lot about the men's question and I would love to do that and I hope that we're working on that soon. There's some fun stuff in the works."

Her current line of SKIMS for women is inclusive for women of all sizes and skin tones.

"It was really important for me because I'm not even that dark, but if I was tan, I could never find a color in my shade," she said about her line. "And so I would always find myself dyeing my shapewear in teabags and coffee bags to get a darker skin tone that would blend in more with my skin. So I could only imagine what an issue other people would have not finding their colors if I couldn't find mine. So I really wanted to come up with a solution for that."

Four new pieces, skips and skirts, were launched Wednesday.

ON KYLIE AND THAT BLINGY RING

Kardashian also reacted to her sister Kylie Jenner's move to sell 51% of her makeup to Coty, which snagged her $600 million.

She told ET: "I'm so proud of her. To think in her early 20s, she built a business off of something that she first was insecure about and finding confidence and, you know, just tapping into that and figuring out how to make an amazing product and just being true to herself and doing what she loves to do, that's so inspiring and so amazing and I'm so proud of her."

She also addressed fans who were confused by a massive engagement ring she wore in a recent KKW Fragrance ad. Did she get her $20 million ring back, stolen during the infamous Paris robber?

Nope: "I borrowed all jewelry from Lorraine Schwartz. It was nice to borrow it all and it was nice to give it back to her."

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‘SURVIVOR’ RETOOLING AFTER MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS

The producers of Survivor are taking Kellee Kim's recent allegations over fellow contestant Dan Spilo's unwanted touching.

Changes will be made in future seasons, host Jeff Probst told EW. He said: "It's an unprecedented and unfortunate situation that is still very raw for a lot of the players and fans. We are all trying to learn from it."

Complicating matters, Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel made up allegations against Spilo in a bid to get Janet Carbin to vote him off. They apologized.

Kim told EW that she didn't know Spilo had been chastised, and called Survivor out for its lack of transparency: "One of the things that truly makes Survivor special is that the producers let the players play. We say what we want to say, and we are left as much as possible to our own devices; this is what has kept the integrity of the game. However, on the flip side, it has created a relationship where players can't ask for help and producers can't step in. I did not know about Dan getting a personal warning until I watched the episode. If production was going to give Dan an official warning, they should have just pulled him from the game or at least informed me so that I was aware of how it might impact the game."

After the November 13th episode aired, CBS and MGM released a statement: "In the episode broadcast last night, several female castaways discussed the behavior of a male castaway that made them uncomfortable. During the filming of this episode, producers spoke off-camera to all the contestants still in the game, both as a group and individually, to hear any concerns and advise about appropriate boundaries. A formal warning was also given to the male castaway in question. On Survivor, producers provide the castaways a wide berth to play the game. At the same time, all castaways are monitored and supervised at all times. They have full access to producers and doctors, and the production will intervene in situations where warranted."

Survivor airs Wednesdays, 8 p.m. on CBS.

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ROBERT PATTINSON REVEALS WHY HE’S AN ACTOR, TALKS LUCK & MOTIVATION

Robert Pattinson is set to star in two of the juiciest films in Hollywood: Christopher Nolan's thriller Tenet and in Matt Reeves' The Batman. But strangely, he wouldn't even be acting if it weren't for Harry Potter.

He told HFPA that starring as Cedric Diggory in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire changed his world.

"It was very special. And I really like that movie as well… I wasn't going to be acting professionally if it wasn't for that," Pattinson, 33, admitted.

"It was a really nice environment on Harry Potter," he shared. "... Even compared to movies I've done since, it was very protected, the way the kids were treated. I've watched on movies where you see a kid who's got their tutor and it doesn't exactly seem like they're really going to school. I mean it's just kind of like they are fulfilling a legal requirement. But in Harry Potter, it was like they were at school and they were kind of doing work at the same time."

"I'm sure it didn't really feel like that for them," Pattinson continued of the rest of the cast, who included Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. "But, I mean, because I'd finished school, I was like, 'Wow. You guys are doing hours of classes and stuff.'"

LUCK

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Pattinson claimed that the only thing propelling him forward in fact, is luck.

He said: "I've always been fascinated by someone who tells me, ‘I like your choices in that scene,' because I don't even know what the options are. I feel like you have a thick membrane of consciousness and you're digging inside yourself, trying to find one little idea and hope it works. It's an all-consuming terror and it has been there from the start. I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just tossing a coin, relying entirely on luck."

Pattinson said that preparation for a role was pointless. "The lesson I always learn is don't ever bother preparing for anything because it's pointless," Pattinson said. "Every time I've heavily prepared a scene, I go in and they'll say something like, ‘Oh, by the way, it's zero gravity.' Or: ‘It's raining.'" And I'm like, ‘But I really wanted to play it this way! I've been thinking about it every waking minute!' It never works!"

MOTIVATION

Pattinson also has strong feelings about why he makes the choices he does for certain roles.

"And I never want to do something for an audience ... ever," Pattinson said. "I think it's literally disgusting."

He added: "It's just so disrespectful of people. ‘I made this for you.' You don't know me. How can you know what I want? And it also indoctrinates the audience into thinking that they somehow are special because someone said, ‘I made it for you.' They didn't make it for you. They made it for your money."

Pattinson concluded: "Everybody should be making things for themselves. If no one likes it, you just have to do it more. And put it out more places. And eventually someone will like it. It hasto work eventually. I call it the Charles Bukowski method."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

NEW MICHAEL JACKSON PLAY FINDS ITS STAR: Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes is set to star as the King of Pop in MJ the Musical, which debuts this summer. Producer Lia Vollack and The Michael Jackson Estate announced Sykes' starring role Thursday. Christopher Wheelson is directing the show, which will cover Jackson's career milestones feature Jackson's catalog of hits and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Despite the scrutiny and accusations the late pop star's personal life have seen recently, Sykes has said he looks forward to showing Jackson's "human" side. Sykes has appeared in Hamilton: An American Musical, Memphis, Newsies, Motown and The Little Mermaid.

CHARLIZE THERON TO BE HONORED: The Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala will honor the Oscar-winning Charlize Theron for her work as Megyn Kelly in Lionsgate's Bombshell. "Over the years, Charlize Theron has created so many memorable roles including her performances in Monster, North Country, Young Adult, Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, Tully and so much more," said fest chairman Harold Matzner in announcing the news. "In her latest film, Bombshell she gives yet another award-worthy performance through her striking physical transformation of her portrayal as Megan Kelly." She is joining fellow honorees Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger. The Gala will take place January 2nd at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

FIRST LOOK MEDIA'S STREAMING SERVICE SETS DEALS WITH BBC, KESHET: At launch, First Look Media's streaming service Topic has signed deals with BBC Studios and Keshet International. Among the deals: BBC Three comedy Enterprice, cop thriller Moses Jones; Keshet's dystopian drama Autonomies, Commandments and dark comedy Stockholm. Topic launched Thursday.

MAKING WOLF HEADED FOR SMALL SCREEN: Mum producer Big Talk and Ray Donovan scribe Sean Conway are teaming up on an adaptation of Tade Thompson's African Noir novel Making Wolf, for television. The book will be published by Constable in paperbook in May of 2020. The story follows Weston Kogi, a London security guard who returns to his West African home country and thinks claiming that he works as a homicide detective is a harmless exaggeration. But when he's kidnapped and forced to investigate the murder of a local hero, his life—and the fate of his country—depends on him.

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Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb Sing “Jolene” for Dolly Parton on “TODAY”

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Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Granted Legal Single Status as Divorce Continues

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Ariana Grande Endorses Bernie Sanders After He Attends Her Atlanta Concert

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REPORT: ‘JOKER’ SEQUEL IN THE WORKS

Todd Phillips previously denied that he had any desire to make a sequel to his blockbuster Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he approached Warner Bros. with a much bigger idea.

Phillips reportedly approached Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich with the idea of developing a portfolio of DC characters' origin stories. While Emmerich reportedly turned the proposal down, they did cede the rights to at least one other DC story.

And now that Joker has crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office, Phillips is in talks to direct a sequel, with him and Scott Silver set to write. Phoenix will reprise his role.

Joker is the fourth DC title to cross the $1 billion mark, after 2018's Aquaman ($1.15 billion), 2012's The Dark Knight Rises($1.08 billion) and 2008's The Dark Knight ($1 billion), but it's $60 million budget was much smaller than the others. Phillips, 48, will reportedly rake in about $100 million at the end of the day.

OTHER ORIGINS

Phillips is reportedly considering doing origin stories on Darkseid or Lex Luthor.

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