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KATE MIDDLETON & MEGHAN MARKLE STEP OUT AS HER FATHER BLABS: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and sister-in-law Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, hit the town solo for the first time. The ladies attended the Wimbledon Ladies’ Single Final together Saturday to cheer on Meghan’s pal Serena Williams as she duked it out against Angelique Kerber. Kate wore an adorable midi Jenny Packham dress, nude heels and drop earrings; Meghan donned a blue and white striped Ralph Lauren shirt, wide-legged Ralph Lauren pants and a white Maison Michel Virginie hat. But there’s trouble in paradise, according to a new article in The Sun featuring an interview with Meghan’s chatty father, Thomas. The 73-year-old tells the paper that behind all of Meghan’s smiles is deep-seated anxiety. Thomas attributes her nerves to the high demands of royal life and the constant pressure and glare of the spotlight. He added that he’d love to speak with her, but that he has been unable to since one brief conversation after her wedding to Harry. "The phone number that I call doesn't work anymore," he told The Sun in on-camera remarks. "The, I guess, liaison with the royal family never answers back, and there's no address I can write to so I have no way of contacting my daughter."

KATE UPTON AND JUSTIN VERLANDER EXPECTING FIRST CHILD: Kate Upton is expecting her first child with new husband Justin Verlander, whom she married in November. The 26-year-old model tagged a shot of herself wearing a red pantsuit in front of a sunny backdrop: "#PregnantinMiami".

DEMI MOORE IS SURPRISE GUEST AT BRUCE WILLIS ROAST: Saturday night’s Comedy Central Roast of Die Hard star Bruce Willis got an unexpected visit from his ex-wife Demi Moore. In the middle of the ceremony, toast maestro Joseph Gordon-Levitt introduced Moore, who promptly dragged him for his age, music, bald head and their marriage. "I look at our marriage like The Sixth Sense,’" said Moore. "You were dead the whole time." Willis’ current wife Emma Heming laughed along as did Moore and Willis’ daughters Rumer, Tallulah and Scout. The roast will air July 29thon Comedy Central.

MIRA SORVINO’S CO-STAR SAYS SHE IS RELIEVED ASSAULT TRUTH COMING OUT: Mira Sorvino’s on-screen nemesis from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion has her back IRL. Sorvino has been one of the first and strongest voices denouncing accused sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein. Last week, she admitted that his assault was just one of many she endured during her career in Hollywood. "I have been entirely supportive of her, as most women," Elaine Hendrix told Page Six on Friday. "I 100% support her." Weinstein has been indicted on rape and sexual assault charges, and denies Sorvino’s claims.

JANE FONDA SPEAKS ON IMPORTANCE OF ADVOCATING FOR DISENFRANCHISED: Jane Fonda has long advocated for the disenfranchised, from her anti-war protests during Vietnam, to her work with the Black Panthers, and now in a bid to ensure a "fair wage" for restaurant workers. The actress and activist joined the National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Farmworker Women's Alliance and National Women's Law Center to push for livable wages and protection against sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. At a press conference, she credited the #MeToo movement for helping bring larger social issues to the fore. "Before the Time's Up and #MeToo movements burst forth in Hollywood almost a year ago, I never thought I would live to see a day when women were actually heard," said Fonda. "I’m very aware of the fact that in the beginning this happened the way it did because the women who were speaking out were white and they were famous. Almost immediately, we in Hollywood received a letter: Dear sisters, from the Alliance of Women Farmworkers. I can’t tell you the effect that that had on all of us — the fact that 7,000 workers from the field were reaching out to us celebrities in Hollywood saying 'we stand with you' made us realize that this notion that has become so important of intersectionality was now being fleshed out."

MICHAEL AVENATTI THREATENS TO EXPOSE JAMES WOODS #METOO ISSUES: Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti got into a Twitter spat with actor James Woods over the weekend. Woods mocked Avenatti after being interviewed during a London protest against the president featuring a "Baby Trump" blimp, opining that he’s "the real diapered, hot air balloon." Avenatti hit back, "You know what I love? Everytime you pop off about me, one or two more women contact my ofc and describe your harassment/assault of them and #MeToo issues, seeking representation." Woods has been steadfast in his support of Donald Trump as Avenatti sues him on behalf of Daniels.

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YVETTE NICOLE BROWN TO TAKE ON CHRIS HARDWICK’S DUTIES AT AMC? Yvette Nicole Brown will take over the Season 9 preview special for The Walking Dead, and its after-show Fear the Walking Dead, Deadline reports. Brown will be taking over for accused sexual assaulter Chris Hardwick; she is handling his panels at Comic-Con as well. "Yvette Nicole Brown will step in as an interim guest host of The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on August 5 and Talking Dead when it returns following the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead on August 12, as we work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick," AMC said Friday. Hardwick denies the allegations floated by his ex-girlfriend, and his wife and mother-in-law are standing by him.

BILL MURRAY & TILDA SWINTON IN FOR THE DEAD DON’T DIE: Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is bringing in the big guns for the Focus Features film. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver, Steve Buscemi and Chloe Sevigny, all of whom have worked with Jarmusch before, will star in The Dead Don't Die. Selena Gomez will also topline the film.

ZOMBIELAND SEQUEL ON WITH EMMA STONE, WOODY HARRELSON, MORE: Zombieland 2 is ready to go after almost a decade of ever-increasing buzz, per The Hollywood Reporter. Sony Pictures is set to reunite the cast of the 2009 hit, including Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin. Ruben Fleischer is returning to direct the horror-comedy road movie.

HBO ORDERS JOSS WHEDON SCI-FI DRAMA: Joss Whedon is returning to the small screen. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum has snagged a straight-to-series order at HBO for The Nevers. The Victorian drama, described as an epic science fiction drama about women who discover they have unusual abilities and dastardly enemies, had multiple bidders, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Episode count and premiere date TBD.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD AND STERLING K. BROWN IN TALKS TO JOIN FROZEN 2: Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are in talks to join Disney’s Frozen 2, the sequel to the blockbuster 2013 animated film which grossed $1.2 billion+ worldwide. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are returning, along with stars Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. The release date is slated for November 27th, 2019.

QUEER EYE IS RENEWED: Season 3 is a go on Netlflix for Queer Eye. Production is set to begin very soon, with plans for a bow in 2019. Hosts Antoni Porowski (an expert in food and wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion) will also return to the Emmy Award-nominated show.

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN MISQUOTED IN ARTICLE CLAIMING HE PAID ACTORS FOR SEX?

Harvey Weinstein was misquoted in a published article claiming he admitted to offering jobs to actresses in exchange for sexual favors, the disgraced movie mogul’s attorney Ben Brafman said Friday.

Brafman said he was "present for the conversation" between Weinstein and the journalist, and that the Oscar-winning producer never made such an admission.

The journo who penned the piece, (which was published in Spectator magazine Friday), Taki Theodoracopulos, issued a statement admitting the article was a "mistake," but added it was the first time in 41 years he’d had to issue a retraction.

The article quoted Weinstein thusly: "I did offer women acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone."

He also claimed in the article that Weinstein called him up and told him: "I've got a world exclusive for you, are you interested?"

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MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NOT HAVE HUGE FAMILY

Children, almost certainly yes, but the question is, how many? That’s the question newlyweds Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 36, have been contending with since news of their May 19thnuptials broke.

In Dublin on Wednesday, one woman in the crowd of admirers gathering to greet the royals had a suggestion framed as a question: "My husband also has red hair and he gave me five children — when are you and Meghan going to get going?"

The woman told People magazine of his response: "He laughed and said ‘Five children? Too many.’ "

Still, fans who want a bambino sooner rather than later can cling to Harry’s previous comments to the BBC shortly after their engagement: "You know, one step at a time. Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future."

MEGHAN MISSES ACTING

Meanwhile, Meghan reveals her former career will always have a big place in her heart. Meghan, who gave up her role on Suits to marry Harry (royals don’t have classic careers, instead spending their time dedicated to philanthropy), admitted in Dublin that she missed her gig.

"I'm a fan of Suits and I said to her that I miss it and she said 'so do I'," Fiona Moore recalled to reporters. "She seemed very relaxed and was joking and laughing."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

WEST WING STARS IGNITE REBOOT RUMORS: Joshua Malina, who played Will Bailey on the hit NBC series West Wing, sparked reboot rumors by posting a shot of himself dining with pals, including fellow former co-stars Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman) and Janel Moloney (Donna Moss) and show creator Aaron Sorkin. "Talking reboot," Malina wrote. Fans have been pushing for a revival of the show, especially after the 2016 presidential election. Think it could be a go?

JOANNA GAINES SHARES FOOTAGE OF BABY CREW: Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines shared adorable footage of her fifth child Crew with co-host Chip Gaines. The pair also share Drake, 13; Ella, 11; Duke, 9 and Emmie Kay, 8. Prior to Crew’s birth, she admitted that he was a happy surprise, and that the older siblings were thrilled to help out. "There's going to be quite the age gap," Joanna told Today before the birth. "I'm going to have a lot of little helpers. I'm so excited."

AMY SCHUMER IS NOT PREGNANT, OK? Amy Schumer is dismissing pregnancy rumors after sharing a cute photo of herself in a loose-fitting red dress in which she appears (to some) to be gesturing toward her stomach. Her caption also threw some people off:"@leesaevansstyle and i are cookin somethin Up." D’oh! "I am not pregnant," Schumer said on Instagram. "It looked like I was pointing to a bump or something but I’m not." She and stylist Leesa Evans are cooking up a clothing line, she continued. "Leesa Evans and I have created a clothing line for all sizes and shapes at a chill price point. Thats what I was trying to allude to, but thank you for thinking of my womb."

LUANN DE LESSEPS SUED BY EX, KIDS: Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps is being sued by her ex Alexandre de Lesseps and their two grown kids, Noel and Victoria, TMZ reports. They are claiming that she bought a $3.1 million house in Sag Harbor following their divorce, but never created a trust that gave the kids half the house as she agreed to per their divorce deal. Now, she’s aiming to sell the house and move upstate, without giving the kids their share, according to court docs nabbed by TMZ.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN SHARES VIDEO OF TRISTAN THOMPSON DANCING WITH TRUE: Khloe Kardashian shared a video of her two-month-old baby dancing with Tristan Thompson. The trio touched down in L.A. a month ago after a post-birth stay in Thompson’s home in Cleveland. After a rough patch (Thompson was photographed cheating on Kardashian when she was pregnant), they seem to be on the mend, and just Monday, they hit up Nobu for a double date with LeBron James and Savannah Brinson.

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ANIMAL PLANET SETS SERIES CELEBRITY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS: Some of Hollywood’s most beloved and animal-loving stars, including Kristen Bell, Al Roker, Danny Trejo, Judy Greer and Whitney Cummings will appear in Celebrity Animal Encounters on Animal Planet. The series will document stars’ unexpected run-ins with animals, ranging from dangerous to hilarious. As each star narrates, the audience will view an animated reimagining of the encounter. The series is set to premiere on Animal Planet on July 27 at 10 p.m.

MARK RYLANCE SET FOR WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS: Academy Award winner Mark Rylance has signed on for a starring role in the adaptation of Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee’s beloved 1980 novel Waiting for the Barbarians. The film will be directed by Ciro Guerra; filming will begin in Europe and North America this fall. The allegorical tale follows the story of a loyal servant (Rylance) working in a small frontier town and trying to ignore the coming war with "barbarians."

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE TO STAR IN DEAD TO ME: Christina Applegate is set to star in a Will Ferrell-produced Netflix comedy, Dead to Me. Written by by Liz Feldman (The Great Indoors, 2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), the show centers on "a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret." Applegate plays the widow, who has "an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with."

HANDMAID’S TALE PRODUCER TALKS SEASON 3: Warren Littlefield, the exec producer of Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale, tells The Hollywood Reporter that Season 3 will be a game-changer. Says Littlefield: "I think we'll get to go to another place for year three, which is the resistance, the fight. June has had to battle for survival, and I think it leaves us in a place where she's able to look beyond herself, beyond the battle for her unborn child in year two, and for Hannah. It feels like it takes us to a bigger place." In Season 2, Elisabeth Moss' June entrusts her baby with fellow handmaid Emily (Alexis Bledel) and stays behind to search for her oldest daughter, Hannah (Jordana Blake).

NETFLIX SETS DEAL WITH ALEX PINA: The creator, producer and writer of Netflix’s most-watched non-English speaking show La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) has nabbed a global exclusive deal with the streamer. Alex Pina is set to produce new series and projects. "Working alongside Netflix is a dream come true. We are living in a moment where series are becoming one of the most relevant cultural movements ever," said the Spanish producer. "The possibility of reaching the last corner on the planet and building a world where content of all languages can travel globally, is to be part of the dream of thousands of creatives from around the world; productions coming from small places in the world that today can reach everyone. We had to be there, beside Netflix, as part of this revolutionary challenge."

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PAUL REISER SAYS MAD ABOUT YOU REVIVAL UNLIKELY: Womp! After getting fans excited for the past year, Paul Reiser is walking it back his claims about an imminent revival of Mad About You reboot. "It’s kind of stuck in the business end of it now," Reiser said of the new series in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. The rebooted version would have focused on Reiser and Helen Hunt’s characters dealing with their empty nest after their daughter leaves for college. Reiser continued: "Sony is trying to figure out from their end; that’s where I just walk away and go, call me when you figure it out. I don’t know what happens at that level. They make their deals with whoever they make their deals with. So we’ll see if it happens. It may not happen. It likely won’t happen. My guess is it won’t happen." NBC, ABC and Fox have passed on a revival. Reiser is holding out very tenuous hope for a streamer to pick it up. Would you tune in?

AMBER HEARD AND VITO SCHNABEL MAKE OUT AT WIMBLEDON: It’s official! Amber Heard and Vito Schnabel sealed their rumored romance with a big kiss at Wimbledon. The 32-year-old Aquaman star and the art curator have reportedly been dating for a few months, but this is the first time they’ve appeared so publicly together.

DRIVER OF CAR THAT HIT GEORGE CLOONEY DIDN’T RECOGNIZE HIM: George Clooney, who’s that? The driver the car that hit Clooney when he was riding on his scooter in Sardinia, Italy doesn't spend much time on TMZ. Antonello Vigliono, 65, reportedly had no clue who the star was. Clooney suffered trauma to his pelvis, hip and knee but is reportedly recovering at home with Amal and their twins.

DWAYNE JOHNSON IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT (NOW): Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is withdrawing his rumored bid for president. "Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020," he said at the premiere for Skyscraper. "It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not possible in 2020." However, he held out hope for a 2024 bid. "I have so much respect for the position," Johnson said. "It’s something that I seriously considered. What I need is time to go out and learn."

AVA DUVERNAY AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH NAMED PETA’S ‘MOST BEAUTIFUL’ VEGANS: Benedict Cumberbatch and Ava DuVernay have a new line to add to their resumes. The actor and director have been named PETA’s "Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities" for 2018, E! reports. They beat out Zac Efron, Ellen Pompeo and Ne-Yo for the honor. PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said, "Ava DuVernay and Benedict Cumberbatch are saving animals not only by going vegan, but also by sharing their commitment with the world. The vegan powerhouses behind Selma and Doctor Strange beautifully show what it means to be a compassionate star in 2018."

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TRANS ACTORS ‘AUDITION’ FOR SCARLETT JOHANSSON ROLES AFTER CASTING CONTROVERSY

Trans actors are responding to the latest Scarlett Johansson casting controversy … creatively. The Golden Globe-nominated star is catching heat for taking on a trans role in Rupert SandersRub & Tug, which follows the true story of Dante "Tex" Gill, who ran massage/prostitution parlors in the 1970s.

Sanders and Johansson were also accused of white-washing when she took on a classically Asian role in Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell.

In a now-viral video, trans stars Justin Chow, Scott Turner Schonefield, D'Lo and Rocco Kayiatos take on some of Johansson’s previous roles, including Samantha in Her, Charlotte in Lost in Translation, Natasha Romanoff in The Avengers and Anna in He's Just Not That Into You.

In the finale, Schonefield nabs Samantha, but wait for it….

"Is this a female role?" he asks someone behind the camera, who replies that yes, it is for a white female.

"Sorry, I'm just having trouble because cis women are actually really marginalized in Hollywood, you know, and I know that there are people who have lived this experience that would bring a lot of authenticity to it and I feel a little weird about taking that from them," he replies. "Thank you so much for the opportunity and no thanks."

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SAOIRSE RONAN IS SURPRISED THAT STRANGERS RECOGNIZE HER

Once you’ve starred in a movie that’s nominated for an Oscar, it’s safe to say you’re famous, right? Saoirse Ronan, 24, still doesn’t feel famous though.

She graces the cover of Vogue for its August issue, and inside, the Lady Bird star discusses the perils and pleasures of working in the movie industry since the age of 9.

"I still get completely shocked that anyone knows who I am," she told Vogue after a fan asked to take a photo with her in her native Ireland. When asked if she'd rather she blended into the crowd more, she said, "Yeah, I would. But I'm not...famous. I just genuinely don't think I am. Selena Gomez is famous."

Ronan continued, saying she avoided reading about herself. "If you're not aware of how often you're in a newspaper, then it's like it's not really happening. I just get so anxious whenever I watch anything that I'm in. I'm fine with the way I look now. But I wouldn't necessarily be looking at photographs of myself all day. I don't want to become too consumed by the image of myself."

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KYLIE JENNER COVERS ‘FORBES’ RICHEST SELF-MADE WOMEN ISSUE

The 20-year-old Kylie Jenner is on her way to becoming one of the richest, most successful and youngest entrepreneurs in the country. Jenner covers Forbes’ "Richest Self-Made Women" issue, landing at No. 27 in their tally.

Since founding Kylie Cosmetics in February of 2016, her company has earned more than $630 million in revenue. (She is the sole owner). And by leveraging her massive social media following (110 million on Instagram, 25.6 million on Twitter), she has amassed a fortune worth $900 million.

"The most successful women entrepreneurs in the country are increasingly taking advantage of technology, including social media, to help them launch and grow businesses," editor Luisa Kroll says. "That's one reason why we've seen a notable influx of Instagram-savvy moguls like 20-year-old Kylie Jenner in the ranks of America's richest self-made women."

The combined net worth of this issue’s crop is worth $71 billion, 15% more than last year’s. The minimum required for entrée on the list is $320 million. Jenner is the youngest to be featured. Other top-earners include Oprah Winfrey (No. 6, $3.1 billion), Sheryl Sandberg (No. 12, $1.55 billion), Tory Burch (No. 29, $800 million), Madonna (No. 36, $590 million), Donna Karan (No. 43, $470 million), Céline Dion (No. 46, $430 million), Judy Sheindlin (No. 48, $400 million), Barbra Streisand (No. 48, $400 million), Beyoncé (No. 53, $355 million), Kim Kardashian (No. 54, $350 million) and Taylor Swift (No. 60, $320 million).

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THE FAVOURITE TRAILER DROPS: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are royally peeved in The Favourite trailer. Yorgos Lanthimos is helming the film, which follows the trio as they battle for power in 18thcentury England. Stone plays a servant girl, Weisz plays an aristo and Colman plays Queen Anne. Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite debuts November 23rd.

BRAVO SETS LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW FROM ANDY COHEN, JERRY O’CONNELL: Bravo is greenlighting Real Men Watch Bravo, a new late-night talk show exec produced by Andy Cohen and Jerry O’Connell. O’Connell will also take on hosting duties. Each episode will feature a panel of male celebrities, comedians and tastemakers talking about Bravo moments du jour and the best snippets of current pop culture. The show will bow this fall.

JUST FOR LAUGHS TO HONOR TIFFANY HADDISH, GLOW CO-CREATORS: The comedy festival Just for Laughs has revealed that Tiffany Haddish will receive the comedy person of the year award at the annual Montreal bash. Jo Koy will get the stand-up comedian of the year award; Hannah Gadsby's Nanette on Netflix is being honored as comedy special of the year, and Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, co-creators of Netflix's GLOW, will receive a comedy writers of the year tribute. The 11th annual Just for Laugh awards show will be hosted by Alonzo Bodden at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. The 2018 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival will run July 11-29. Haddish, Kevin Hart and Trevor Noah are headlining.

TAB HUNTER DIES AT 86: Tab Hunter, a 1950s heartthrob most famous for portraying Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees!, has died at age 86. He died from a blood clot. A Facebook page linked to Hunter wrote: "SAD NEWS: Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th birthday. Please honor his memory by saying a prayer on his behalf. He would have liked that." In 2005, he confirmed long-time rumors about his sexuality in Tab Hunter Confidential: the Making of a Movie Star. "If I had come out during my acting career in the 1950s, I would not have had a career," Hunter said in an October 2017 interview. "Not much in Hollywood has changed in 60 years. I really didn't talk about my sexuality until I wrote my autobiography. He also appeared in That Kind of Woman (1959), Operation Bikini (1963) and Man With Two Faces (1964), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) and on TV shows such as Burke's Law, The Virginian, Cannon, McMillan & Wife, The Six Million Dollar Man, Ellery Queen, The Love Boat, Benson and Masquerade.

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QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP MISS PRINCE LOUIS’ CHRISTENING: Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and fifth in line to the throne, has been christened at a private ceremony at The Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace. Most royals were in attendance (including of course mom Kate Middleton and dad Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), but Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were not able to attend. Reports indicate that their absence was due to Philip’s ill-health. The 97-year-old retired from public life last September and has only appeared for a few public occasions since. The 92-year-old Queen has also cut back on appearances, handing some of her duties to her heir, Prince Charles.

KIM KARDASHIAN WEST PITCHES GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ON PRISON REFORM: Kim Kardashian West is focused on prison reform after visiting a California prison for women over the weekend. So much so, she is reaching out to Governor Jerry Brown on Twitter and asking him to sign Assembly Bill 2550, which would reduce the amount of time male prison guards are allowed to interact with inmates. She wrote: "The women I met at CA Women's Institution are still on my mind and in my heart." Kardashian West has a good track record with legislators: she successfully pitched President Donald Trump to dismiss the life sentence of great-grandmother and low-level drug offender Alice Marie Johnson.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS IS ON THE MEND: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is getting some much-needed chill time after completing cancer treatments. She and her husband Brad Hall are currently vacationing in Hawaii, and the Veep star is still somehow able to happily rock a bikini months after finishing chemo. She even posted a cute selfie from the beach.

GAL GADOT VISITS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AS WONDER WOMAN: Gal Gadot popped up at Inova Health Children’s Hospital in Virginia, wearing full Wonder Woman regalia. The staff and the kids were delighted. "Thank you @GalGadotfor visiting us @InovaHealthChildren's Hospital. You are a true Wonder Woman. The kids loved it...and so did the staff #wonderwoman84," Dr. Lucas Collazo, a doctor at the hospital specializing in congenital heart disease, captioned a group shot on Twitter. Gadot is in the area shooting the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel.

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ROBIN WRIGHT SAYS SHE ‘DIDN’T KNOW’ COSTAR KEVIN SPACEY

Robin Wright has granted her first interview that touches on the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against her former co-star Kevin Spacey to Today’s Savannah Guthrie on NBC.

Wright is promoting House of Cards as its sixth and final season is set to premiere on Netflix. The giant streaming service gave Spacey the boot after multiple men accused Spacey of misconduct, including some members of the crew on House of Cards.

In the interview, Wright distances herself from Spacey, claiming they were merely co-workers, never friends or intimates.

"We were co-workers, really," she said. "We never socialized outside of work."

Despite allegations of misconduct on the set of HOC and previous reports that Spacey’s behavior was common knowledge, she said the cast and crew "were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened."

She said she has not spoken to him since his disappearance from Hollywood. (He is reportedly seeking treatment).

"Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut and in between setups where we would giggle," she said. "I didn't know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is."

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KIM KARDASHIAN MEETS WITH WOMEN PRISONERS, SETS SIGHTS ON REFORM

After her success in getting low-level drug offender Alice Marie Johnson released from her life sentence last month, Kim Kardashian promised she would continue her push to free other inmates.

TMZ reports that Kardashian met with prisoners at the California Institution for Women in Corona Friday afternoon after touring the grounds and living quarters.

Sources tell the gossip site that she is working on a program for women to help them adjust to life after prison.

KIM KARDASHIAN TALKS $$$:

Meanwhile, in an essay for Wealthsimple, Kardashian talks about how she’s made, saved and spent money.

Kardashian claims her parents never gave her a cent: "They never gave me money for rent or anything. Nothing. I always was working. I never asked people for money. That was never really my thing. I always just figured it out. The way that my parents taught me was, hey, when you’re 18, you’ve seen this lifestyle, I’m sure you’re going to want to upkeep it. If you’re going to want to live this way you’re going to have to get a job."

She admits that her notorious momager Kris Jenner definitely helped her build her empire: "My mom’s really smart, so I love to call her for advice all the time. I think it would be such a great book for her to write — a money book. Anytime I have a question, she'll say ‘Yes, that’s a good investment. No, don’t do that. Trust me, that’s stupid. Don’t do that.’ If I wanted to buy a car or a piece of jewelry or something, back in the day she would just be like, ‘No, it’s not worth it.’ She always tells me to buy real estate."

She and husband Kanye West hope to pass along the same money savvy to their three children by not giving them too much: "I worry about giving my kids too much. We don’t do gifts. They have to really earn it. But we talk about it all the time, about not getting too much and just trying to be as grounded and well rounded as possible."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

MEGHAN MARKLE WOWS IN NOT SO MELLOW YELLOW: Meghan Markle made a sunny fashion statement Thursday in a bright yellow Brandon Maxwell sheath dress. She and Prince Harry were attending a London reception celebrating young leaders from around the Commonwealth. In addition to selected a sartorially daring color, the piece is sleeveless, which is an unwritten no-no for royal ladies. She paired the look with nude pumps, simple jewelry and a sleek, center-parted bun.

THERESA CAPUTO FILES FOR DIVORCE: Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo has filed for divorce from Larry Caputo, 61, her husband of 28 years. The 51-year-old reality TV star and Larry announced their separation in December, issuing a joint statement that said: "We will always love each other and our two wonderful children. We are united in supporting each other and our family." They share two adult children.

COLIN FIRTH’S WIFE LIVIA GIUGGIOLI SETTLES STALKING CASE: Colin Firth’s wife Livia Giuggioli has reached a private settlement with Marco Brancaccia. Giuggioli and Brancaccia had a brief fling while she and Firth were separated, and afterwards, they say he stalked them, a charge he denied. Attorneys for the couple and Brancaccia released a joint statement about the settlement. "In the best interests of their families, the parties have agreed to a private settlement," the attorneys said in a statement to E! News. "Therefore the parties have asked the court for a postponement of the preliminary hearing in order to formalize the agreement. From this point on, this agreement precludes any further public statement by any of the parties about this matter."

CHRISTINA EL MOUSSA TO OPEN REHAB CENTERS: Flip or Flop’s Christina El Moussa is partnering with her longtime friend Cassie Zebisch and her pastor Tim Storey to open drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers next year, she tells People. She says she was inspired after splitting from her husband and Flip or Flop co-host, Tarek, with whom she shares two children. "Everyone’s been there. Everyone’s had a setback, but it’s how you move forward and what you do with your future, that’s what matters," she says. "When I met Tim, we realized there was an opportunity for us to change people’s lives. I love to fix up a house, but I also love to help people. I feel like that’s my calling." She is now hosting her own solo HGTV show, Christina on the Coast.

VANESSA KIRBY OPENS UP ABOUT TOM CRUISE ROMANCE RUMORS: In the spring of 2017, Vanessa Kirby was romantically linked to Tom Cruise, with whom she was starring Mission: Impossible—Fallout. Meanwhile, Kirby was dating Callum Turner, and had been for two years. But when a tabloid caught them kissing—on set, for the film—the rumor mill went into overdrive. "Even though the crew were there, it was all in the tabloids like, 'The next wife falls at his feet,'" Kirby recalls in the August issue of Marie Claire U.K. (on sale now). "The most disconcerting thing was the people I didn't think would believe it did, and they were texting my boyfriend, asking, 'Are you OK?' I don't think they believe anything they read now because you just can't. None of it is real. To be getting married to him? Not even a snog—it was marriage." Mission hits theaters July 27th.

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EVANGELINE LILLY ON BEING MARVEL’S FIRST FEMALE HERO WITH EQUAL BILLING

Evangeline Lilly knew she was taking on more than just a role when she agreed to play The Wasp in Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp. Her character is the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after all, to get equal billing with a man.

She recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss how she chose to portray a character that she knew would have an impact on girls and women, and their perception of themselves.

"I wanted her to have a signature style that little girls, like I was when I was a feminine, girly little girl, would be able to fall in love with," the actress says.

Lilly says she went a step further on-set, and fought to empower herself and her character Hope van Dyne, who easily could have come off as "school marm-ish."

Lilly explains: "I think there is an unconscious message for little girls and women that when you challenge men in the midst of doing something juvenile or fun, then you're a heavy, a killjoy, a ball and chain. And all my life I grew up thinking, ‘I swear I won't be that way, I'll be cool, I'll be fun, I'm going to be the chick that can hang with the guys.’ And I really challenged myself on this film to shut out all of those critical voices, and the male pressures to conform and to really stand up and be a female voice in this world."

She continues: "I think you often see female characters — especially in the superhero world — being super-serious characters, and the boys get to have all the fun. And I really felt heard, and I feel like when you see the movie, you're going to see that. And I think it's really fresh and really fun to see a woman who knows how to take a joke and roll with things, but also can get the job done."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

CBS TELLS BIG BROTHER CONTESTANTS TO SHAPE UP: Following outrage over Big Brother contestants who made racist comments, and after one player seemed to sexually harass several others, CBS is telling participants that they’d better shape up, or ship out. In a statement, CBS said: "Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives. At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behavior that we do not condone. The producers have addressed two such incidents that were seen recently on the 24/7 online feed. In both cases, those involved have been warned about their inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, as well as future consequences. These events will not be part of any future Big Brother broadcast on CBS." Big Brother airs on CBS Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

MISS USA DEFENDS SWIMSUIT COMPETITION: Miss USA recently announced that its trashing its swimsuit competition in a bid to modernize what many believe to be a bit of a throwback. But the newly crowned winner loved wearing a suit, she tells ABC. "It's just exciting and it's empowering to be able to confidently stand on that stage and just have fun in the swimsuit," the reining Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers said. "It takes confidence unlike anything else -- true confidence -- not just on the outside that you're exuding to the judges and the audience and the millions of people watching at home, but inner confidence."

NIA VARALOS FILES FOR DIVORCE: Nia Vardalos filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years, Ian Gomez. In a statement, the couple said: "We’ve been respectfully separated for a lengthy period of time. Our relationship became a friendship so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable. It is our hope that decency will prevail on the reporting of this story which will soon be yesterday’s news. Thank you for respecting our privacy." The Big Fat Greek Wedding star and Gomez share 11-year-old Illaria. They are seeking joint legal and physical custody.

PARIS JACKSON GETS RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST ALLEGED STALKER: Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man who has allegedly been stalking her. Nicholas Stevens, 23, has been ordered to stay away from Jackson until July 24th. He reportedly threatened her with a shotgun, while also referring to her as his "soul mate."

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SUZANNE SOMERS DEFENDS MORGAN FREEMAN, BEMOANS #METOO CULTURE

Three’s Company alum Suzanne Somers is defending accused sexual harasser Morgan Freeman, calling him a "big flirt" and saying she hopes the #MeToo Movement doesn’t end the art of seduction.

Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle Tuesday, she addressed how she hopes the #MeToo Movement changes Hollywood—but not too much.

"Well, this probably won’t be real popular, but I think that women...I totally understand the Weinstein and Bill Cosby, that’s like, of course. But you know, like Morgan Freeman's a big flirt. I know him really well. He sees you and he’ll like your dress and he’ll like your hair, and he’ll like a lot of things."

She continued: "I hope the dance doesn’t stop. It’s seduction. It’s flirting. All those things are really fun. So I hope there’s a way we can find a nice medium with that."

In May, eight women accused Morgan of misconduct in a CNN report that outlined his alleged behavior. He denied the allegations.

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