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THE CONNERS’ RENEWED FOR SEASON 2: ABC is renewing The Conners for a second season after it was rebooted when Roseanne Barr was fired over a racist tweet-storm. The network reports that the spinoff is among the top five new series in adults 18-49 and total viewers. Season one of The Conners ran for 11 episodes and season two will have a similar run. Stars Sara Gilbert (who's also an executive producer), John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson and Ames McNamara will all return. The renewal announcement does not mention Roseanne alum Michael Fishman or newer cast-members Emma Kenney, Maya Lynne Robinson and Jayden Rey. "We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conner family," said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke. "This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves."

RYAN MURPHY’S THE POLITICIAN GETS PREMIERE: Netflix has announced that Ryan Murphy’s The Politician will premiere on September 27th. The story follows Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a Santa Barbara student with cash to spare, who has been convinced since age 7 that he’d be president of the U.S. one day. But first he has to graduate high school (and get elected student body prez). The series also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones and Benjamin Barrett.

ARIANA GREENBLATT JOINS DYLAN O’BRIEN IN MONSTER PROBLEMS: Avengers: Infinity War actress Ariana Greenblatt has snagged the role of Minnow in the upcoming Paramount Players film Monster Problems, starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Rooker. The film follows the story of a young man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters.

NETFLIX ASKS JUDGE TO TOSS SUIT: Mega-streamer Netflix is defending Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and is asking a federal judge in Vermont to toss a trademark suit over the immersive film. Children’s book publisher Chooseco LLC, who owns the trademark to "Choose Your Own Adventure" filed the $25M suit, claiming Netflix should have obtained a license to use the phrase.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

HBO (FINALLY, OFFICIALLY) REACTS TO TRUMP’S GOT POSTER: As HBO’s Game of Thrones approaches its final season (it’s set to premiere April 14th), everyone’s getting in on the game. Even President Trump unveiled a Thrones inspired poster with the words, "Sanctions Are Coming," written across a portrait of himself. On Friday, HBO’s marketing department responded. "Our attitude was we don’t really like our IP to be used for political purposes," said HBO’s EVP and head of marketing Chris Spadaccini. "It’s is such a cultural phenomenon that brands are going to be out there culture jacking Game of Thrones," Spadaccini explained at Variety’s Entertainment Marketing Summit. He ticked off the properties who have appeared in their social feed from Charmin, Wendy’s to Hulu but he seemed surprised that, "Trump got in on the action." Still, he said: "We didn’t want to pick a fight with the president. I gave my social team a lot credit because they had a very snarky little subtweet that said, ‘How do you say trademark infringement in Dothraki?’ And that got a lot of press coverage."

LARRY COHEN DIES AT 77: Larry Cohen, the avant-garde writer and director behind such cult classics as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem, has died at age 77. He died Saturday night in L.A. surrounded by loved ones, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The couple is survived by his five children from his first marriage to Janelle Webb, and his second wife, psychotherapist Cynthia Costas Cohen.

TAREK EL MOUSSA SAYS HIS KIDS ARE ‘MY LIFE’ AFTER EX ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY: Tarek El Moussa is redefining his priorities after his ex-wife Christina Anstead announced her pregnancy with new hubby Ant Anstead. He captioned a shot of himself with the two children that he shares with her, Taylor Reese, 8, and Brayden James, 3: "My loves my life my everything."

JORDYN WOODS HITS THE TOWN: Maybe Jordyn Woods’ career isn’t dead after all? Woods, who has been persona non grata around the Kardashian Jenner clan after she reportedly made out with Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, was spotted out on the town in NYC at celeb hot-spot Craig’s after laying low for a month, Page Six reports. Plus, the 21-year-old is set to star in 16-year-old YouTube star Justin Roberts’ upcoming video, "Way Too Much," an homage to social media stars. Fellow inflencer Sofia Jamora, 21, also stars.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE & ADELE ROCK NYC: Hours after Jennifer Lawrence was seen having a chillaxed lunch with girlfriends Friday, she was spotted partying at a NYC gay club with her pal Adele. They went to a drag show at Greenwich Village mainstay Pieces. According to videos shared on social, Adele participated I in a drinking contest called "Musical Shots." (Spoiler: she lost). When’s the last time you played a drinking game?

REESE WITHERSPOON GETS BIRTHDAY LOVE: Reese Witherspoon is celebrating her 43rd birthday, and some of her Little Lies colleagues and BFFs wished her the best on social. Nicole Kidman wrote next to a photo of the pair embracing after their win at the 2017 Emmys: "You deserve all the love and hugs in the world." Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern and Jennifer Garner also sent her birthday props. Do you expect family and friends to give you shout-outs on your birthday?

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Christina El Moussa & 2nd Husband Ant Anstead Expecting 1st Child Together

Christina El Moussa & 2nd Husband Ant Anstead Expecting 1st Child TogetherFlip or Flop fans will flip at this news! Christina El Moussa revealed Friday on Instagram that she and new husband Ant Anstead are expecting their first child together. “@Ant_Anstead and I are so excited to announce #babyanstead coming …

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David Letterman Tells Ellen He Should’ve Left “Late Show” 10 Years Earlier

David Letterman Tells Ellen He Should’ve Left “Late Show” 10 Years Earlier David Letterman revealed on Thursday’s Ellen that he wishes he’d retired from The Late Show 10 years earlier than he did. “Here’s the mistake I made: I stayed on television way too long,” the 71-year-old Letterman said about …

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Hailey Baldwin Is ”Frustrated” by Justin Bieber’s Protective Fans

Hailey Baldwin Is ”Frustrated” by Justin Bieber’s Protective Fans Hailey Baldwin no longer reads her Instagram comments. Why? Because they’re usually full of nasty, vile comments from cyber-bullies and protective Justin Bieber fans. “People can just be mean, and I feel like if you don’t want it to get to …

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Paris Hilton Wants to Join “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Paris Hilton Wants to Join “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Paris Hilton is reportedly considering joining the cast of Bravo’s hit television show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. According to an inside source who spoke with Radar Online, the heiress’ aunt Kyle Richards has been encouraging her niece to …

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Gabby Barrett & Cade Foehner: Former Idol Contestants Announce They’re Engaged — Congrats

Gabby Barrett & Cade Foehner: Former Idol Contestants Announce They’re Engaged — Congrats Congratulations to the happy couple – Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner, who were on ‘American Idol’ are officially engaged! Gabby Barrett & Cade Foehner: Former Idol Contestants Announce They’re Engaged — Congrats

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Lindsay Lohan Trolled For Comparing Herself To Miley Cyrus: You’re ‘Not Even Close’

Lindsay Lohan Trolled For Comparing Herself To Miley Cyrus: You’re ‘Not Even Close’ Lindsay Lohan’s cute comment on Miley Cyrus’ Instagram pic has haters fuming. No, she didn’t insult the ‘Malibu’ singer — she just said they were alike! Lindsay Lohan Trolled For Comparing Herself To Miley Cyrus: You’re ‘Not …

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Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin’s New $8.5 Million Beverly Hills Mansion Is A ‘Huge Step’ Toward Kids

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin’s New $8.5 Million Beverly Hills Mansion Is A ‘Huge Step’ Toward Kids While Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber already had a home in Canada, they’re building toward their future more so in new Beverly Hills home! Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin’s New $8.5 Million Beverly …

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

COURTENEY COX RETURNS TO HER FRIENDS APARTMENT: Nice digs! Courteney Cox visited her old Friends apartment, and shared her findings on Instagram. The apartment, located on Bedford and Grove street in NYC’s luxe West Village, is out of her price range, she jokes. "Goodnight guys, I'm going home," the 54-year-old actress says in her Instagram video, heading towards the apartment. She captioned the post, "The One Where My Rent Went Up $12,000. #friends #mollymcnearney #missthosedays." What TV home or apartments do you most wish you could inhabit?

ALEC BALDWIN NOT SURE ABOUT ANOTHER BABY: Alec Baldwin tells People that he isn’t sure he’s ready to have another child. The 60-year-old shares four kids with his 35-year-old wife, Hilaria, the youngest being 10 months. He also shared Ireland, 23, with Kim Basinger. While Hilaria is up for another, Baldwin deadpans: "When my kids graduate school, I’ll be 85."

HILARY DUFF’S HOME TARGETED? Hilary Duff’s Beverly Hills home was targeted by an intruder, TMZ reports. She and Matthew Koma, with whom she shares a baby girl, were at home when they noticed a strange man in the backyard. They scared him away and called the police, who discovered a window screen was missing from their home. Police are still investigating.

CAMILLA ENJOYS A WEE SHOT OF RUM: Bottoms up, Duchess! Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was spotted taking a shot of local passionate fruit rum during her royal tour of the Caribbean with her husband Prince Charles. "Blimey, that packs a punch!" she reportedly said after she downed the shot in Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

WENDY WILLIAMS’ HUSBAND RELEASES A STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF THEIR FAMILY: Wendy Williams recently revealed that she has been living in a sober house, battling an addiction. According to The Jasmine Brand, Williams’ husband, Kevin Hunter, has released a statement regarding Wendy and the status of their family. He told Entertainment Tonight, "Wendy is doing well. We’re doing well as a family. We are moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves. It is a family process. Anybody that has to deal with this knows this a family process… and we are dealing with it and moving forward."

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EMILIA CLARKE DETAILS HOW SHE SURVIVED LIFE-THREATENING ANEURYSMS

As the countdown to the final season of Game of Thrones continues (Season 8 kicks off April 14th, people!), Emilia Clarke has dropped a bombshell.

Writing an essay in the New Yorker, she detailed her first aneurysm at 24 years old. She was working out with her trainer after GOT’s first season wrapped, she explained.

Clarke wrote:"I immediately felt as though an elastic band were squeezing my brain. I tried to ignore the pain and push through it, but I just couldn't. I told my trainer I had to take a break. Somehow, almost crawling, I made it to the locker room. I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain—shooting, stabbing, constricting pain—was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged."

A woman came into her bathroom stall to help her, and she was sent to the hospital, where she was told she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), which means there was bleeding in her brain, which can cause permanent brain damage. To heal her brain and save her life, she underwen three-hour surgery.

Clarke admitted the prospect of brain surgery at age 24 was daunting: "I was in the middle of my very busy life—I had no time for brain surgery."

Two weeks later, she said she couldn’t even remember her own name: "I'd never experienced fear like that—a sense of doom closing in. I could see my life ahead, and it wasn't worth living. I am an actor; I need to remember my lines. Now I couldn't recall my name...In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug. I asked the medical staff to let me die."

A week later, she said she could speak and recall basic facts, but was told she had another aneurysm waiting to "pop." After the third season of GOT wrapped, she went through another surgery, which didn’t work. A third surgery was required, and Clarke said that the recovery was even more brutal. But … she has recovered 100%, with the only permanent damage being her "taste in men."

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DAVID LETTERMAN TELLS ELLEN DEGENERES HE STAYED TOO LONG ON ‘LATE SHOW’

Here’s there exchange: Letterman said: "Here’s the mistake I made. I stayed on television way too long…" DeGeneres: "That’s not true." Letterman: "Yes, it is true and I’ll tell you what happened. Turns out nobody had the guts to fire me. I should have left 10 years ago."

Letterman then heaped praise on DeGeneres "energy" for life and projects outside of her TV. "All I cared about was myself, and then the show was gone and I had to realize, ‘Oh, I’ve been looking through the wrong end of the telescope. There’s more to life than, ‘So tell me about your pet beaver.'"

Letterman can next be seen in Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, which consists of interviews with one high-profile guest per hour-long episode. DeGeneres will appear as a guest in season 2. The premiere date of the second season has not yet been announced.

AUDIO: DAVID LETTERMAN AND ELLEN DEGENERES TALK LATE NIGHT

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JAMEELA JAMIL SLAMS KHLOE KARDASHIAN’S FLAT TUMMY POST

Khloe Kardashian’s recent Flat Tummy #ad post did not find her target audience with body-positive star Jameela Jamil. Fans also criticized Khloe for the post, which they said could encourage eating disorders.

In a comment captured by Comments by Celebs, Jameela wrote, "If you're too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product...And b) tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying aren't healthy ... then I guess I have to."

She added that "it's incredible awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance. That's the media's fault. But now please don't put that back into the world, and hurt other girls, the way you would have been hurt. You're a smart woman. Be smarter than this."

This isn’t the first time the Good Place star has criticized Khloe. In January, she came for her when Khloe posted an Instagram Story saying the two things girls want is to "lose weight" and "eat," she wrote on Twitter: "This makes me sad. I hope my daughter grows up wanting more than this. I want more than this. Sending love to this poor woman. This industry did this to her. The media did it to her. They fat shamed her into a prison of self critique. Dear girls, WANT MORE THAN THIS."

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Ariana Grande Posts Cryptic Message About ‘Letting Someone Go’ As Ex Pete Davidson Moves On

Ariana Grande Posts Cryptic Message About ‘Letting Someone Go’ As Ex Pete Davidson Moves On Ariana Grande just shared a heartbreaking post about the need to let someone even though you don’t stop loving them. This comes as ex-fiance Pete Davidson is reportedly dating actress Kate Beckinsale. Ariana Grande Posts …

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Emilia Clarke Suffered 2 Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms While Shooting “Game of Thrones”

Emilia Clarke Suffered 2 Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms While Shooting “Game of Thrones” In a first-person New Yorker essay that appeared on the magazine’s website Thursday, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke revealed that she nearly died after suffering two brain aneurysms during the early years of filming on the hit …

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Taylor Swift’s BF Joe Alwyn Has “Zero Interest in Being a Celebrity” 

Taylor Swift’s BF Joe Alwyn Has “Zero Interest in Being a Celebrity” Taylor Swift has kept her two-year-plus relationship with actor Joe Alwyn largely out of the public eye. There’s a good reason for that, according to People. “Joe has zero interest in being a celebrity,” a source shares. “Their …

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Lee Daniels Addresses “Empire” Cast’s “Pain & Anger” Amid Jussie Smollett Scandal

Lee Daniels Addresses “Empire” Cast’s “Pain & Anger” Amid Jussie Smollett Scandal Empire creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram on Wednesday to discuss how he and the show’s cast are doing in the wake of Jussie Smollett’s scandal and legal drama. “Me and my cast have experienced pain, anger, sadness …

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Meghan Markle’s Pregnancy Wardrobe Worth Over Half a Million

Meghan Markle’s Pregnancy Wardrobe Worth Over Half a Million The total cost of Meghan Markle’s pregnancy wardrobe so far comes to a whopping £478,920 (about $632,000). According to fashion search engine Love the Sales, that’s about seven times more than what Markle’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton spent on her pregnancy wardrobe. British taxpayers, …

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FELICITY HUFFMAN, WILLIAM H. MACY’S MARRIAGE STRUGGLES AS HER COURT DAY IS DELAYED

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are among the 40+ people involved in a sweeping college admissions scandal, though Huffman was charged and Macy was not.

The pair allegedly paid $15,000 so that their daughter Sofia could cheat on her SATs and get a leg up at University of Southern California. The Desperate Housewives alum was arrested last Tuesday and is free on $250K bail.

A source tells ET that Huffman, 56, and Macy, 69, who have been married since 1997, and also share 16-year-old daughter Georgia together, are struggling under the strain.

"This situation has been very trying on Felicity and William's marriage," the source says. "They love each other but they've been arguing a lot."

"Felicity and William have an incredibly strong marriage but this situation has put a tremendous amount of pressure on them," the source continues. "Their close friends were stunned by the news because they've always a seemed like honest, good people, people who would never lie and cheat to get what they wanted. They almost seemed to pride themselves on their honesty."

Since the scandal broke, several comments they made in the past about parenting drew scrutiny. Macy in 2004 told ET that he would happily give his daughters a "leg up" to help then "succeed."

JUDGE GRANTS STAY

Meanwhile, a judge approved a request to delay Huffman’s next court appearance in Boston. She was slated to appear beside fellow celeb Lori Loughlin and other parents implicated, but as her lawyer is scheduled to be out of town, she will appear April 3rd.

Meanwhile, Loughlin believed "her heart was in the right place" when she arranged for her daughters to get into USC, a source tells Us Weekly.

"Lori is a really great mom who is completely into her kids and family life," the source says. "She lives and breathes for her husband and children. … Her intentions were pure."

Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, who share daughters Bella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, were both arrested and are free on a $1 million bond after allegedly paying $500K to have them falsely designated rowing recruits.

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KATE BECKINSALE INTRODUCES PETE DAVIDSON TO HER MOM

In another sign that Kate Beckinsale, 45, and Pete Davidson, 25, are seriously into each other, Beckinsale introduced Davidson to her mom Judy Loe, 72. They went out to dinner and marked both the celebratory introduction, but also the sad 40th anniversary of Beckinsale's father’s death.

They dined at Nobu along with Beckinsale's stepfather Roy Battersby. Davidson was seen driving, with Beckinsale sitting shotgun and her mom and Battersby riding in the back of Davidson’s Range Rover.

Earlier in the day, she paid tribute to her father Richard Beckinsale, who died suddenly at age 31. She wrote on social media: "40 years is a lot of mcissing. Thank you so much to everyone who has been kind. Lots of love xx."

Davidson’s father also died when he was a child. The pair were first spotted together at the Golden Globes in January, and have been spotted out and about several times since.

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