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Tamera Mowry Trolled By Beyonce Fans For ‘Reminiscing’ About Flirty Jay-Z Encounter

Tamera Mowry Trolled By Beyonce Fans For ‘Reminiscing’ About Flirty Jay-Z Encounter Tamera Mowry is feeling the wrath of the Beyhive after she told a story on ‘The Real’ about a starstruck encounter with JAY-Z when she was just 23. Now Beyoncé’s fans are piling on her. Tamera Mowry Trolled …

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Kylie Jenner Sparks Pregnancy Rumors With New Stomach-Holding Pic: ‘Another Baby?’

Kylie Jenner Sparks Pregnancy Rumors With New Stomach-Holding Pic: ‘Another Baby?’ Fans suspected that Kylie Jenner was hiding a baby bump after the makeup mogul covered her stomach, especially because she was wearing a see-through dress. But Stormi’s behavior is also fueling the pregnancy rumors!   View this post on …

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Could Mama June Lose Custody Of Honey Boo Boo After Drug Possession Arrest? – Lawyer Explains

Could Mama June Lose Custody Of Honey Boo Boo After Drug Possession Arrest? – Lawyer Explains June ‘Mama June’ Shannon’s unexpected arrest for drug possession on Mar. 13 has led many to wonder if she’s in danger of losing custody of her daughter, Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, 13, to …

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Brad Pitt Fights, Leonardo DiCaprio Dances in 1st “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Trailer

Brad Pitt Fights, Leonardo DiCaprio Dances in 1st “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Trailer The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is here, and the action-packed preview does not disappoint. The 90-second teaser, which dropped Wednesday, opens with stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt–playing, …

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Channing Tatum Debuts Blonde Buzzcut, Visits Jessie J’s Family in England

Channing Tatum Debuts Blonde Buzzcut, Visits Jessie J’s Family in England From Hollywood hunk to bottled blonde! On Tuesday, actor Channing Tatum took to his Instagram Story to reveal a new platinum buzzcut that sort of makes him look like Eminem. <i>ET</i> notes that the 38-year-old even asked followers to …

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Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves, Strokes, Shaquille O’Neal (?!) Top  Lollapalooza Lineup

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves, Strokes, Shaquille O'Neal (?!) Top  Lollapalooza LineupOn Wednesday, Lollapalooza unveiled its full 2019 lineup, topped by performers such as Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The Strokes, and Twenty One Pilots. Also on the bill are Kacey Musgraves, Tame Impala, The Chainsmokers, J Balvin, Flume, Lil …

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WENDY WILLIAMS REVEALS SHE IS LIVING IN SOBER HOUSE

Wendy Williams is getting real about her struggles with drugs. The Wendy Williams Show host revealed on Tuesday that she is living in a sober house to help understand the struggle that fellow recovering addicts grapple with.

Williams explained: "And even today, and beyond, I have been living in a sober house. When you see me come to work, glammed up, right after the show I go across the street/ I do my pilates. I told you, two hours a day... to take care of my body. And you know I've had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don't know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped."

Williams told her audience that she realize that others aren’t as lucky and she wanted them "to know more of the story" because she knows that there are others that "have been struggling."

HER AVERAGE DAY

She said she reports to the house after work, meetings and hitting the gym.

"After I go to the Pilates and go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area, I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help," she continued. "They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It’s been really interesting, this ride."

Before she opened up on the show, Williams revealed that no one else knew what was going on besides her husband Kevin Hunter.

"Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here," she shared. "After I finish my appointments … I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family. … We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m., so I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth."

The revelation comes after she returned to the show after a two-month break that she previously said was due to Graves disease.

She concluded, encouraging fellow addicts to call the organization that she and her husband founded to help fellow addicts. The Hunter Foundation 24-hour — 888-5HU-NTER – is available if they need assistance, she said, revealing that they've already helped to place 56 people in recovery centers.

AUDIO: WENDY WILLIAMS ON SOBER HOUSE LIVING

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PARIS JACKSON SLAMS PAPARAZZI DAYS AFTER DENYING SUICIDE ATTEMPT

Days after slamming the ‘bloids over reports that she attempted suicide, Paris Jackson is lashing out at the paparazzi who she says make her life hell.

"*Parks at gas station waiting for my boyfriend to pump gas* *closes eyes to listen to favorite song* paps take pic and zoom in so you can’t see that i’m parked and accuse me of falling asleep at the wheel," Jackson tweeted.

She continued: "When will this stop? This past week it’s been nonstop bulls—t. I'm so sick of it."

On Monday night, Paris also appeared at Netflix’s The Dirt premiere with her boyfriend, the musician Gabrel Glenn. She looked stylish and relaxed.

All of the attention—and the rumored suicide attempt, and subsequent reports that loved ones are trying to get her into therapy—comes on the heels of HBO’s searing documentary about her late father Michael Jackson. In it, two men say Jackson abused them when they were children.

Several family members have come out objecting to the film and Paris is among them, but she has also said that it simply isn’t her "role" to defend his legacy anymore.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY PAY TRIBUTE TO SHOOTING VICTIMS: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to support those who have been affected by the shootings at New Zealand mosques. On Tuesday, they appeared at the New Zealand House in London, where they signed a book of condolences, and left bouquets in the victims’ honor. "Our deepest condolences... We are with you," the couple wrote before signing their names near the Maori word "arohanui" meaning much love.

KRISTOFF ST. JOHN’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED: Soap legend Kristoff St. John died due to heart disease and an accidental alcohol overdose, People reports. The two-time Emmy winner was found dead on February 3rd. He is survived by his fiancée Kseniya Mikhaleva, his daughter Paris and his daughter Lola. He was predeceased by his son Julian, whom he was buried beside.

FX, NETFLIX SUED OVER ACS: An anonymous person is suing FX, Netflix and the author of the book that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is based on, claiming the show defamed them, The Blast reports.

PATRICIA ARQUETTE READY TO FIND HERSELF AGAIN: The 50-year-old Patricia Arquette jokes that she is ready to find herself after playing Dee Dee Blanchard, a woman with Munchausen syndrome by proxy, in Hulu’s real-crime series, The Act. Dee Dee’s teenage daughter, Gypsy Rose (Joey King), helped murder Dee Dee, with her boyfriend’s help. "You don't usually get that interesting of a part as a woman, that complicated. So I think that's part of it," the actress tells ET of why she jumped so quickly into another "crazy woman" role after Dannemora. Arquette is quick to note she can be a bit of a "crazy woman" too. "If you saw my packrat piles, you would question my scruples," she says, laughing at the thought.

KATE MIDDLETON MAKES FIRST SOLO APPEARANCE WITH THE QUEEN: Despite having been a member of the royal family since 2011, Kate Middleton had never had a solo appearance with Queen Elizabeth until Tuesday. (Her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, meanwhile, has gone on a solo appearance with the Queen a few weeks after her wedding to Prince Harry.) Kate and the monarch, 92, toured a high-tech university in central London.

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TWITTER IS HERE FOR JOHN OLIVER’S BULLYING DISCUSSION WITH MONICA LEWINSKY

John Oliver makes his living, at least in part, by poking fun at other people. So when he tackled the subject of public shaming with Monica Lewinsky on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, it would have been tough to predict how the story—and the response to the story—would go.

In the segment, he essentially publicly shamed himself and fellow late night host Jay Leno for going after Lewinsky, who was publicly lacerated after her affair with then-President Bill Clinton became pregnant.

JAY LENO

He slammed Leno’s recent Today show appearance, in which he expressed concern over the nature of late night shows in the age of President Trump.

"Everything now is, if people don’t like your politics…everyone has to know your politics," Leno said. "But when people see you are one-sided, it just makes it tough. I’d just like to see a bit of civility come back to it, you know?"

Oliver questioned Leno’s "civility," by pointing to old clips of Leno saying the humid stickiness in L.A. was "stickier than Monica Lewinsky."

Then he showed Leno reading from a fake Dr. Seuss inspired book about the scandal titled "The Slut in the Hat."

Oliver summarized, "And, if that’s what Leno means by civility, may I offer my new book: ‘Oh the Places You Can Go F--- Yourself, Jay Leno!'"

TAKING BLAME HIMSELF

"Look, my hands are not clean here, either," he said. "I wasn’t in the U.S. at the time, but ten years after the fact, I was in a Daily Show piece marking the tenth anniversary of the scandal above a graphic reading, ‘10 Sucking Years,’ which is gross. It’s gross."

LEWINSKY’S PERSPECTIVE

Lewinsky appeared herself and shared her own perspective as an anti-bullying advocate.

Lewinsky said: "I do think there’s a spectrum of behavior on which we can sort of judge, as a society, ‘Is this where shaming is effective to change social behavior, or is it damaging?’" (0:14 … OC: "is it damaging?")

Her own experience, she continued, "was a sh--storm. It was an avalanche of pain and humiliation, and, obviously, I could not have gotten through it without my family, and, eventually, when I was allowed to talk to my friends, my friends, too . . . At 24 years old, it was really hard to hold on to a shred of dignity or self-esteem when I was just the butt of so many jokes and being misunderstood."

"One of the things that happens with these kinds of experiences is that you start to disappear, you start to feel like you don’t matter. And I think that when somebody sees you and just acknowledges your humanity in the smallest way, it really can make a world of a difference," she told Oliver. And you don’t know — it could help save someone’s life."

On Twitter Monday, Lewinsky thanked Oliver for his message and for giving her a platform. She tweeted: "v grateful for the words of support on here re @LastWeekTonight. hope these kinds of conversations help anyone suffering know you’re not alone + you can survive it. it will get better."

AUDIO: MONICA LEWINSKY TALKS PUBLIC SHAMING WITH JOHN OLIVER

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DWAYNE JOHNSON DRAGGED FOR CALLING TANK NAMED FOR HIM ‘SEXY’

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is celebrated the world over for his strength. So it’s not a shock that the 1stArmored Division at Fort Bliss decided to name a tank after him.

They announced the move in a tweet: "'If you smell what America's Tank Division is cooking!' Shoutout to the #IronSoldiers assigned to the @Blackhawk_SQDN for naming one of their tanks in homage to the @TheRock. Hopefully the 'People's Champ' will see it and give you guys a shoutout and a retweet! #TuesdayThoughts".

On Friday, he gave them a shout-out on Instagram, writing: "I’m sending a salute of respect & gratitude to the Blackhawk Squadron 1st Armored Division for the honor of naming their tank (the most advanced in the world) Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Heavy duty, bad a--, sexy AF and built to take care of business 😉 — but most importantly, thank you all for your service. Grateful to the bone."

As of Monday, the image received 2 million+ likes and thousands of comments. Much support, but also some serious criticism from fans.

"Well I really like you as a person and everything but what is a tank meant for? If it is to take the lives of human beings and others then it is not admirable... I hope it won’t be used... May God bless you all ❤️ Peace and Love," one Instagram user replied.

"That’s not something to be very proud of because it’ll be your name on that tank that’ll kill innocent people," another claimed.

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AMY SCHUMER REVEALS HUSBAND IS ON AUTISM SPECTRUM

Comedian Amy Schumer is getting personal in her new Netflix special, Amy Schumer: Growing, according to multiple reports. The 37-year-old talks pregnancy and marriage, and in the process, reveals that her husband Chris Fischer is on the spectrum.

She tells the Chicago crowd in the special: "I knew from the beginning that my husband's brain was a little different than mine. I have to start this over because I really want to get this right because I love him very much."

"My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger's. He has autism spectrum disorder. He's on the spectrum. And there were some signs early on," Schumer says, before telling a story of how her husband reacted abnormally to her falling down during a walk together. "Nine out of 10 people would go, 'Oh my god, are you OK?!' Maybe more like 10 out of 10 people...Instead, my husband went-- He kind of froze and became a lighthouse, opening and closing his mouth."

"I remember lying on the ground looking up at him and I wasn't mad, I just thought, Huh," she recalls. "Lotta Huh moments, you know?"

"Once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he's on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him," she says in her Netflix special. "That's the truth. He says whatever is on his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn't care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do."

"If I say to him, like, 'Does this look like sh*t?' He'll go, 'Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes. Why don't you wear those?'… But he can also make me feel more beautiful than anyone ever has in my whole life. And he can't lie!" she adds. "Is that the dream man?!"

Amy Schumer: Growing drops today (Tuesday) on Netflix.

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG MAKES SURPRISE RETURN TO ‘THE VIEW’

Whoopi Goldberg shocked audience members and her fellow co-hosts when she made a surprise return to The View on Thursday. The appearance was her first after a near-death experience battling double pneumonia and sepsis more than a month ago.

After the audience’s excited cries of "Whoopi!" died down, the 63-year old said: "This is my first foray out. I’m not there yet, I’m not better…but over the next week and a half I will be here more often."

She told her co-hosts: "I wanted the first foray to be to come see y'all because I really kinda missed y'all."

Goldberg also said that Joy Behar’s crack that she was on maternity leave really resonated. "I think some people said to me, 'So, um, how did you get pregnant?' And I couldn't figure out what they were talking about, and then I remembered that Joy had said, 'She's on maternity leave.'"

She also got serious though: "You think you can push through because you got a little cold, you say, 'I'm just gonna keep going, keep going.' And you think because you've healed quickly before that something crazy can't happen. Well, it can. I had double pneumonia and sepsis... and so they had to pump a lot of stuff out of me. This is a cautionary tale for all of us. You must really take care of yourself because there is little tiny stuff out there that will kill you that you never think of."

AUDIO: WHOOPI GOLDBERG ON HER HEALTH

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

OZ ACTOR GEORGE MORFOGEN DIES: Veteran stage actor who is best known for portraying the inmate Bob Rebadow on HBO’s Oz has died at age 86. Morfogen also appeared in several films directed by Peter Bogdanovich, including What's Up Doc? (1972), Daisy Miller (1974), At Long Last Love (1975), Saint Jack (1979), They All Laughed (1981), Mask (1985), Illegally Yours (1988) and She's Funny That Way (2014). He is survived by his husband and life partner of 51 years, Gene, and his nieces Leslie and Amanda.

AMY SCHUMER AND LENA DUNHAM BOND OVER TROLLS: Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham have bonded over the abuse they both receive online. "It’s a pretty specific experience," Dunham told The New York Times. "Most people don’t know what it’s like to open social media in the morning and hear you are physically, socially and politically worthless." Dunham tells the Times that Schumer can take it though: "She’s titanium, and part of her skill is the ability to make it look easy." Schumer is nervous about her upcoming special Growing, on Netflix, which she filmed while pregnant with her and husband Chris Fischer’s first child: "I don’t know what’s going to happen with my special — what’s the thing people will be furious about? It sucks to have everyone mad at me. But I’m not too careful."

EMILIA CLARKE DROPS ANOTHER GOT HINT: Game of Thrones fan theories are on overdrive as everyone awaits the HBO hit’s final season. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Emilia Clarke green-lighted the speculation about her red wardrobe. Clarke said: "There’s a real through line for this particular season, there’s a real arc, and I feel like fans, like hard-core fans, will clock what’s happening within the reflection of the clothing. There’s definitely a story to tell there." BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

MEGHAN MARKLE, KATE MIDDLETON EMBRACED ON PURPOSE: Earlier this week, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle put royal feud rumors to rest by effusively greeting each other with hugs and cheek-kisses at Commonwealth Day in front of flashing cameras and royal onlookers. According to a source who spoke with Vanity Fair, the decision was deliberate. "They might not have a huge amount in common, but Kate has no issue with Meghan. She wants them to get along, not just for Harry’s sake but because two royal sisters-in-law at loggerheads wouldn’t be good, and Kate knows that," they said.

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‘EMPIRE’ RETURNS UNDER JUSSIE SMOLLETT CLOUD

Empire returned to the air on Fox Wednesday night for its Season 5 midseason premiere, the first time the show has aired a newbie since its star Jussie Smollett told police in Chicago that he was assaulted on January 29th.

A few weeks later, he was arrested and charged with filing a false police reports; police say the black, openly gay actor considered with two black brothers to stage a racist and homophobic hate crime against him. He denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

The last new episode aired December 5. Here’s The Wrap’s summary of the last show: it ended with Jeff Kingsley (A.Z. Kelsey) telling Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Andre (Trai Byers), Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Jamal (Smollett) that he is Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) son,and a flash-forward showing Andre flatlining in front of his parents, giving fans more fuel for their theories about who is in the casket.

Smollett is set to appear in court today (Thursday). Many are watching to see how the popular show performs in ratings, especially as Smollett’s character has been written out of the season’s final episodes.

Regarding that decision, executive producer Brett Mahoney told EW: "It was a very difficult decision, but I think in terms of allowing the cast and the crew to really get the work done without a great deal of disruption in terms of the day-to-day and the stress of the day-to-day, and, in addition, allowing Jussie the time to really deal with what he's been confronted with and allow him the time to focus and prepare his case, this seems like the logical decision to make."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

JUDGE JUDY TO NAB EMMY: Judge Judy Sheindlin is set to snag a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Daytime Emmys. The National Academy of Television Art & Sciences will make the official announcement Wednesday, as well as announcing the Lifetime Achievement honoree for the Creative Arts celebration on May 3, ET reports. Sheindlin, 76, has won three Daytime Emmys. The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, May 5.

COLE SPROUSE TALKS LUKE PERRY: Riverdale knows how it’s going to address actor Luke Perry’s death IRL on the show, where he played Archie’s dad. But fans will have to wait and see. "I can't go too much into the spoilers of it, but we do have something planned narratively," Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead Jones on the show, hinted to The View Tuesday. "We dedicated some of the episodes to him." The 26-year-old added, "He was very well loved. I mean, the whole world is mourning his passing. But, he was one of those guys that would rather have us all laughing about his great stories than mourning for too long."

AIDY BRYANT ON TWITTER: At the Q&A following the premiere of her new show Shrill at SXSW, Aidy Bryant sounded of on Twitter. "It’s a bad space," said, explaining why she quit the platform. She got harassed when she played Sarah Huckabee Sanders she said, explaining that people would tweet at her that she was a "fat disgusting pig" who didn’t deserve to play Sanders. "Everyone should quit," Lindy West, who penned the memoir that inspired the forthcoming Hulu show, added. "It just wouldn’t be a realistic show about a female journalist if there weren’t people calling her a fat pig and threatening to kill her. It just had to be in there."

DAVE FRANCO TO DIRECT WIFE ALISON BRIE IN THE RENTAL: Dave Franco and Alison Brie are set to work together in The Rental. The horror film, which Franco and Joe Swanberg will direct, follows two couples, Brie and Dan Stevens, and Sheila Vand and Jeremy Allen White as they head out for a weekend at a cabin. Franco told Deadline he "couldn’t be more excited… to be working with such an amazing group of actors for my directorial debut." The pair, who married in 2017, also worked together on The Disaster Artist.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

DISNEY’S ALADDIN DROPS TRAILER: The first full-length trailer for Disney’s live-action Aladdin has debuted, with Mena Massoud’s Aladdin making one of his first three wishes. Will Smith’s Genie also appears, telling him,"You look like a prince on the outside, but I didn’t change anything on the outside." The Guy Ritchie-helmed film is based on the 1992 animated film from the House of Mouse. Naomi Scott is also starring as Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari plays Jafar. Aladdin soars into theaters May 24th.

GAL GADOT SUPPORTS BRIE LARSON: Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot congratulated Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson on the successful opening of her film, which surpassed both 2017’s Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman to become the highest-grossing female-led film to debut ever. "I'm so happy for you sister! Congrats," Gadot wrote to the star over an image of their two characters arm in arm by Maxy Artwork. Captain Marvel garnered $153 million in its first weekend out. Have you seen it yet?

DISNEY SETS CLOSING DATE FOR FOX BUY: Disney has set March 20th as the closing date for the acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Fox shareholders have until Thursday to choose the amount of cash and Disney stock to receive in the $71.3 billion deal, the House of Mouse revealed Tuesday.

HULU, SPOTIFY CUT PRICE OF BUNDLE: Hulu and Spotify are cutting the price of their combo bundle, with Hulu’s ad-supported plan being made available gratis to Spotify’s current Premium subscribers, Variety reports. From now through June 10, new Spotify Premium subscribers can sign on for $9.99 a month, down from $12.99. New subscribers will be able to tap Spotify and Hulu for the first 30 days. Hulu recently slashed the price of its ad-supported plan from $7.99 to $5.99 per month.

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CATHOLIC DIOCESE DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM PETE DAVIDSON

Catholic officials are not laughing over Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson’s "disgraceful and offensive" remarks likening fans of R. Kelly to fans of the Catholic Church on "Weekend Update."

Noting first that Kelly "is a monster who should go to jail forever," he asked: "But if you support the Catholic Church, isn’t that like the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan? I don’t really see the difference, except like one’s music is significantly better." ( 0:14 OC: … "significantly better.")

In a statement, the Diocese of Brooklyn said: "The faithful of our Church are disgusted by the harassment by those in news and entertainment, and this sketch offends millions. The mockery of this difficult time in the Church’s history serves no purpose. The clergy sex abuse crisis is shameful, and no one should ever get a laugh at the expense of the victims who have suffered irreparably."

But on Twitter, both self-described Catholics and SNL fans weren’t having it.

One critic wrote: "Being Catholic let me say 1) it's a joke 2) reap what one sows. You have to acknowledge a problem before you can address it, and with over 100 priest accused it's a serious problem," while another said: "As soon as the Catholic Church apologizes for all the damage they have done to children from the 60s...70s...80s...90s...00s...2010s.... The thousands of children Priests have raped and then covered up.... Then maybe Pete can apologize. Hows that?"

AUDIO: PETE DAVIDSON ON CATHOLICS AND R. KELLY

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JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S LEGAL TEAM WELCOMES CAMERAS INTO COURTROOM

Nothing to hide. Jussie Smollett’s legal team welcomed Cook County’s decision to allow cameras into the courtroom at his next appearance Thursday on criminal charges.

Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. said that whoever is names as presiding judge will ultimately decide if the hearing will be videotaped. Smollett, who is facing charges that he staged a phony hate crime against himself, appeared in court with his lawyers, two of his brothers and a sister-in-law. He was not required to appear, but did so "to show confidence in his innocence."

"He will do everything he needs to do," his rep, Anne Kavanagh said. "He will go the extra mile to cooperate with the process."

During the hearing, Smollett's attorney Tina Glandian told the court she would welcome cameras to allow the public to "see the evidence and the lack thereof."

"We welcome cameras in the courtroom so that the public and the media can see the actual evidence and what we believe is the lack of evidence against Mr. Smollett and we look forward to complete transparency and the truth coming out," she said.

Smollett is free on $100,000 bond after being indicted on 16 charges of lying to police, who suspect he enlisted two other black men to help him stage a racist and homophobic attack on January 29th.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

AVA DUVERNAY TALKS COMPTON-TO-HOLLYWOOD STORY: Ava DuVernay was honored by Mindy Kaling at last week’s VH1 Trailblazer Honors, along with #MeToo founder Tatana Burke, author Margaret Atwood and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Standing in a room like this, in front of a crowd like you, I can’t help to remember the girl I was growing up in Compton," said DuVernay, welcomed to the stage after receiving compliments from Kaling on activism, creativity, social media and, yes, fashion. (She joked: "Her fashion is so on point that sometimes I forget that she's a director and I'm like, 'what's with Oprah's hot friend?'") "I remember when movies seemed so glamorous and far away, and I can’t believe that I get to make them." She also gave her mother Darlene and her late aunt Denise credit for her journey. "I was 32 the first time I picked up a camera. That’s ancient in film years," she explained. "Where did the audacity to come from to say, 'I can do this, I can make films?' ... My mother taught me that my flaws were my gifts so because of her I never questioned my desire or my ability to make films or do anything else. All I knew is that I wanted was to make films about women like her — fearless, gorgeous, courageous, brave, better than they think they are."

COMEDY CENTRAL ANNOUNCES FLAPS: In honor of International Woman’s Day March 8th, Comedy Central announced the launch of an all-female sketch series, Flaps. The nine-part series features Maddie Rice, who starred in the theatrical version of Fleabag, Beth Rylance (Plebs), Bronwyn James (Harlots), Danielle Vitalis (Attack The Block) and Elinor Lawless (The End of Hope), among others.

NETFLIX PARTNERING ON THAI CAVE FILM: Netflix is teaming up with SK Global, which acquired the rights to the epic 12 Thai boy + soccer coach cave rescue in 2018. They will co-produce a miniseries. A rep for Netflix told The Hollywood Reporter: "We can confirm that we are working on an original scripted miniseries with SKE Global and 13 Tham Luang Company Limited to bring the incredible story of the Thai cave rescue to audiences worldwide on Netflix."

FIRST TRAILER FOR THE DAILY SHOW ABROAD DROPS: The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic is plunging into an exploration of gender equality around the world. Desi Lydic: Abroad will drop on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 PM ET/PT, marking her first one-hour special. On International Women’s Day, the first trailer dropped. Will you tune in for this special?

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