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WICKED TUNA’S WILLBILLY HATHAWAY DIES: Wicked Tuna cast member William "Willbilly" Hathaway has died at age 36 in a car crash, according to reports. He died on Saturday in Salisbury, MD, after being forced to swerve into a ditch when the driver in front of him swerved suddenly. He was reportedly found "slumped over the center console" and not breathing when emergency personnel got there. He was pronounced dead at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

LINDSAY LOHAN TO RING IN NEW YEAR IN TIMES SQUARE? Lindsay Lohan has some unexpected plans for New Year’s Eve: she and her younger sister Ali Lohan and singer Robin Thicke, Page Six reports. LiLo is expected to introduce Ali’s performance at the Marriott Marquis ahead of Thicke’s scheduled concert. Lindsay is currently in NYC promoting her new MTV docuseries, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club. That party gets started January 8th; will you tune in for LiLo’s second act?

OCTOMOM SAYS MANAGER FORCED HER INTO PORN: Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, opened up to The New York Times about the reality of raising 14 children on her own. The 43-year-old, who now goes by Natalie, says her doctor misled her, telling her it was safe to implant 12 embryos. He has since lost his license and left the U.S., she adds. "I have PTSD from all the reporters coming in over the years. I would take whatever I could back in the days, and I would let them in. I was spiraling down a dark hole. There were no healthy opportunities for Octomom," she says. "I was doing what I was told to do and saying what I was told to say. When you're pretending to be something you're not, at least for me, you end up falling on your face." She also claims her manager forced her into porn. She says: "I wanted to quit, but my manager said, 'If you do, I'm reporting you to welfare for fraud.' I gave my bank account to her to control because I was so overwhelmed and busy managing my family. Checks that were forged — minimum $60,000 was stolen in six months. And she was selling stories left and right. She was a predator."

CELEBRITY STYLIST ORIBE CANALES DIES: Stylist to the stars Oribe Canales has died at age 62. The cause of death has not been reported, but his namesake line of products is a favorite among celebs and he was a longtime fixture at fashion shows and on red carpets. "Devastated over the loss of this man. The most handsome. The funniest. The one and only. Oribe," wrote supermodel Christy Turlington. Naomi Campbell, Miley Cyrus, Emily Ratajkowski, Karen Elson and Cindy Crawford also penned tributes.

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PETE DAVIDSON REFUSES TO SEE ARIANA GRANDE, SPOTTED OUT WITH MACHINE GUN KELLY

Pete Davidson refused to see Ariana Grande when she showed up at 30 Rock after seeing him post a suicidal note on Instagram, TMZ reports.

Sources tell the site that Davidson told security to refuse entry to his former fiancé.

Davidson posted this on Instagram, then deleted his account over the weekend: "i really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last."

On Saturday, the Saturday Night Live star appeared on the show briefly to introduce Miley Cyrus, and in a pre-taped skit. While on-set, he reportedly refused to leave his dressing room during rehearsals. After the show wrapped, Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly were seen leaving Rockefeller Plaza together in an SUV.

Kelly was among the crowd of celebs on social media sending shout-outs to the troubled star over the weekend. On Monday, Kelly responded to a fan who questioned why he flew to New York, tweeting: "I absolutely got on that flight to come hold my boy down otherwise i would’ve stayed in the studio until today."

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MAHERSHALA ALI APOLOGIZES TO FAMILY OF ‘GREEN BOOK’ CHARACTER

The Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali has apologized to the family of Dr. Donald W. Shirley, whom he played in Green Book. The film, directed by Peter Farrelly, had come under fire previously for its so-called "magical negro" storyline, and now family members of Dr. Shirley's are denouncing the film for what they characterize as narrative falsehoods.

In a sweeping interview in Shadow And Act, Dr. Shirley’s nephew Edwin Shirley III, and his brother, Maurice Shirley, say the film twisted the truth of the friendship between Dr. Shirley and chauffeur Tony "Lip" Vallelonga, played by Viggo Mortensen. Maurice and his wife Patricia tell the publication they weren’t friends at all.

"It was an employer-employee relationship," Patricia says. Edwin says Dr. Shirley never referred to Tony as a "friend," and calls the relationship "the only kind of relationship that Dr. Shirley ever had with any of the people he worked with."

"You asked what kind of relationship he had with Tony? He fired Tony!" Maurice says. "Which is consistent with the many firings he did with all of his chauffeurs over time…Tony would not open the door, he would not take any bags, he would take his chauffeur’s cap off when Donald got out of the car, and several times Donald would find him with the cap off, and confronted him. When you hear that Tony had been with him for 18 months, I can assure you, no chauffeur lasted with my brother for 18 months. Anybody who knew my brother’s temper and had any experience with any of his other chauffeurs—the maximum was the one from right here in Milwaukee from the Urban League that lasted at least two months."

FAMILY MATTERS

Most distressingly, they say, was the part of the film that showed Dr. Shirley as being estranged from his family.

"That was very hurtful," Edwin say. "That’s just 100% wrong."

Maurice goes further, calling the film a "symphony of lies."

ALI APOLOGIZES

Once Ali learned of their distress, they say he called them to apologize.

"I got a call from Mahershala Ali, a very, very respectful phone call, from him personally," Maurice says. "He called me and my Uncle Maurice in which he apologized profusely if there had been any offense."

"What he said was, ‘If I have offended you, I am so, so terribly sorry. I did the best I could with the material I had. I was not aware that there were close relatives with whom I could have consulted to add some nuance to the character,’" adds Edwin.

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JADA PINKETT SMITH RECALLS SUICIDAL FEELINGS DURING EARLY FAME

Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up about her struggles with mental health. On Monday’s episode of her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, the 47-year-old star opens up with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, her 18-year-old daughter, Willow, and guest Kid Cudi on her suicidal thoughts, which seemed to crest as she began to achieve critical success.

Says Jada of a breakdown that happened when she was 20: "I had an emotional breakdown that definitely I feel like affected my mental stability. ... I became extremely suicidal. I had a complete emotional collapse. When you just don't have control over your emotions, your thoughts, you feel completely and utterly out of control."

Jada says she moved to L.A. and found success, which counter-intuitively made her depression worse. "They put me on Prozac, it was, like, five milligrams, but once it disrupted my sex drive I said, 'Look, that's the one thing I have in my life ...'" she says with a laugh. "That was the thing that got me off of Prozac. They put me on it just so I could get to a place where I could talk about what was happening, where I could function."

"I was severely depressed and that was something I battled for years," she continues. "Waking up in the morning was the worst part of the day."

She admits to turning to drinking and drugs at a certain point to combat depression and anxiety.

"I was doing ecstasy because I wanted to party," she recalls. "I was doing ecstasy, weed and a bottle of Courvoisier, because I wanted to get lit. I wasn't making the connection."

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REPORTS: MEGHAN MARKLE REFUSES TO MEET CELEBS AT FASHION AWARDS + CHRISTMAS SNUBS

Meghan Markle wowed fans when she made a glowing appearance at the British Fashion Awards last week, but per TMZ, no one who was at the show was particularly thrilled.

Sources tell TMZ that the Duchess’ backstage protocol at the Royal Albert Hall was over the top, and that several big stars, including Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora and the Beckhams, were miffed that she refused to allow them into her area. Actress Rosamund Pike, who co-presented with Meghan and Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller, who won the award Meghan was handing out, did get facetime.

ROYAL SNUB?

Another report shows Meghan and Prince Harry snubbing Kate Middleton and Prince William at Christmas. The Sussexes will spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham, after declining to stay with Will and Kate at their Norfolk home.

A royal source told The Sun: "There’s not a huge amount of room at Sandringham so it’s quite surprising. Maybe they just want their own space.

"Things are civil between the couples but they don’t spend much time together."

This comes amid reports of a feud between the couples.

MARKLE EFFECT

Meanwhile, the Suits-star turned Duchess has become a style icon, with sales for the brands she wears following, according to a new report out of Elle UK. Stella McCartney, who designed her reception gown, had a 3,000% boost in sales; Givenchy, designer of her wedding dress, saw a sale-increase of 61%.

"On average, if Meghan wears a designer, that brand will see a 200 percent increase in search demand over the following week," Yasmine Bachir, fashion search engine Lyst's senior communications executive, told Elle UK.

PLUS ….

Because Meghan can’t through a day with a cringe-worthy flare-up from someone in her family, half-sister Samantha reacted to the Christmas cards she and Harry shared. The sweet shot was taken at Frogmore House as the couple watched fireworks at their May wedding.

Samantha sniped on Twitter: "Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned. Is this towards the world or just the Ragland and Markle family? It’s a bit sad. Face the Christmas spirit."

She later added: "It’s incredibly rude to turn your back in a Christmas photo that is meant to share warmth and good wishes with the world. Those that criticize me for pointing out the truth, need to get that brown stuff off their noses. I hear the world’s smallest violin playing."

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PETE DAVIDSON APPEARS ON SNL AFTER SENDING OUT CRY FOR HELP ON INSTAGRAM

NYPD officers performed a "wellness check" on SNL star Pete Davidson after he posted a disturbing cry for help on Instagram. He wrote: "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last. all i've ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so."

Davidson then deleted his account. Hours later, he appeared in two skits on SNL. In one pre-recorded segment, he played Mr. Robot star Rami Malek auditioning to take over the host role at the Oscars (which Kevin Hart famously vacated after old homophobic tweets of his resurfaced). Later, he introduced a live performance by Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson.

BAD PATCH

This has been a rough year for Davidson, who has been open about his struggle with mental health. In October, he and pop star Ariana Grande split after a four-month-long highly publicized (and mocked) engagement.

Earlier this month, he took to Instagram to complain about the bullying he says he’s suffered at the hands of Grande fans. He wrote: "I'm trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference."

"I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't. I'm upset I even have to say this," he wrote.

CELEB SUPPORT

NBC has not commented on the matter. Several celebrities, including Jon Cryer, Machine Gun Kelly and Jada Pinkett Smith posted messages of support to him on Instagram.

Michael Rapaport, meanwhile, apologized after posting several tweets that mocked both Davidson and Kanye West. "Didn’t realize Pete Davidson posted an actual genuinely scary IG note," he admitted. "Had no clue. Was not informed of all of those details. Would never mock someone when they’re truly down. Sincerely. I thought this was all the daily normal gossip of the day & was doing my daily take."

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SNOOKI DEFENDS JENNI ‘JWOWW’ FARLEY AS SHE FILES RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST EX

Last month, Jersey Shore star Jenni "JWoww" Farley seemed to be healing the worst part of her rift with estranged husband Roger Mathews, but their relationship has taken a turn for the worse it seems.

After posing with him on the red carpet with their young daughter just a few weeks ago, Farley filed a temporary restraining order against him, according to reports.

"At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14th, 2018 police were dispatched to the home of Jenni Farley and Roger Mathews for a civil matter," the police department said in an emailed statement to USA TODAY Friday. "Mr. Mathews was served with a Temporary Restraining Order and provided transportation to another location."

The 32-year-old addressed the issue on Instagram, via what appears to be a prepared statement: "Certain events transpired last night which lead (sic) Jenni to involve the authorities, as she felt it was in her best interests, and the best interests of her children to do so. Any statements and social media posts depicting anything to the contrary are entirely false, misleading and intentionally designed to cast Jenni in a negative light.

Meanwhile, Mathews shared his own version of events on social media. "I called the police to preemptively get ahead of what I thought she was gonna do," he continued. "I get woken up at 2 o'clock in the morning by the police. She filed a restraining order."

Farley’s Jersey Shore costar and BFF Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi defended her, sharing video of Farley asking police for Mathews to be permitted to see their kids, she wrote: "My best friend has been going through A LOT these past few months and my heart breaks for her. She always tries to keep her situations off social media for the sake of the kids, but her voice needs to be heard too."

She continued: "She has tried everything in her power to keep things civil FOR THE KIDS and she’s a damn good mother. She doesn’t leave her kids for months at a time for work. She leaves filming to care for her children that you don’t see. She wants nothing but for the kids to have their dad," Polizzi continued. "Unfortunately she was being taunted and baited & this was the result."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

PETER JACKSON SPEAKS OUT ON HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Peter Jackson won 11 Oscars for the third installment of Lord of the Rings, but he says that disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein was never satisfied with his work, and in fact wanted to take the franchise away from him and give it to Quentin Tarantino. "What we got was a real bully, a very unpleasant experience," Jackson tells The Independent. "Purely because they had this mafia thuggery, and that’s no exaggeration. We ultimately left them and were happy to leave them. Me and Fran Walsh, Jackson’s wife and co-writer promised never to work with them again. I haven’t spoken with Harvey for 20 years." He also opened up about what he thinks Weinstein, who has been accused of assaulting 80+ women, deserves: "It’s up to the courts and the justice system to find out what’s true. If he’s done anything like what he’s been accused of justice should be brought, it’s black and white for me."

WHAT WILL OPRAH GIVE GAYLE KING FOR CHRISTMAS? Nada! The BFFs do not exchange Christmas gifts, Gayle King says on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "We don’t exchange gifts because both of us feel that we really don’t need anything, we just like hanging out together," King, 63, said. Fair enough! If you could ask Oprah Winfrey for anything this year, what would it be?

AMBER HEARD WANTS TO PLAY JAMES BOND: Move over, Daniel Craig! ET caught up with Amber Heard at the premiere of Aquaman, and she copped to wanted to play James Bond. She says: "I'd do a great Bond! Hell yeah… I think I could. It’s about time."

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE SAYS GOT FANS WILL ‘NEED THERAPY’ AFTER FINALE: Brace yourselves! The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is heading to small screen in April, and according to Gwendoline Christie, it’s brutal. "You’re going to need therapy," she told E! "I think just the show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help. I think it’s going to make me incredibly emotional. We’re all emotional about the fact that this is the end, and this is the end of something incredibly significant for all of us, and it’s been a truly incredible thing to be a part of." Will you tune in?

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INDUSTRY NEWS

JERRY SEINFELD WEIGHS IN ON KEVIN HART, OSCARS FLAP: Jerry Seinfeld is discussing Kevin Hart following the Academy Awards flap, and he is clearly siding with Hart. (He was famously ousted when homophobic tweets were resurfaced). Seinfeld is set to speak with Willie Geist on NBC’s Sunday Today, and a clip was leaked ahead of time. "I think Kevin is going to be fine, but find another Kevin Hart, that's not so easy," Seinfeld said of the Academy's current host-free Oscars ceremony. "He's a brilliant guy with a movie career." A replacement has not yet been named. Seinfeld adds that he thinks comedy has always been rife with offensive jokes: "Look, when I started out, there were dirty comedians— Well, if you want to get on The Tonight Show, you can't use any of those words. And a lot of us went, 'OK. I still want to play. I'll play.' Here's a new rule, we're cutting this out. 'Ok. I'll get around that.' So, that's our thing. It's like Lindsey Vonn: wherever you put the gates, I'm going to make them."

FACEBOOK RENEWS SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, FIVE POINTS: Facebook has renewed four original series for second seasons: Five Points, Huda Boss, Sacred Lies and Sorry for Your Loss. Collectively, the shows bring in 1.3 million viewers and join an increasingly diverse roster of programming, including Jada Pinkett Smith’s hit Red Table Talk, the game show Confetti and the planned reboot of MTV’s The Real World. "With our originals, our aim is to give people programing that not only serves to entertain, but to also bring them closer together," said Ricky Van Veen, Facebook’s head of global creative strategy. "We’ve intentionally focused on content with the potential to have an extended life on Facebook beyond the initial airing of the shows, that sparks conversations and two-way interactions."

NARCOS: MEXICO DETAILS RELEASED: The second season of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico will see the return of Diego Luna and Scoot McNairy, the streaming giant announced.

REORG AT HOUSE OF MOUSE: Disney is revamping its international business ahead of the pending acquisition of 21stCentury Fox. Per Deadline, the shuffle is as follows: Rebecca Campbell, who currently serves as President, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, will continue in this role, while also now overseeing Russia and CIS. Diego Lerner, who currently serves as President, The Walt Disney Company Latin America, will lead the Lat Am business; Uday Shankar, who currently serves as President, 21st Century Fox, Asia, and Chairman and CEO of Star India, will become Chairman, Star and Disney India, and President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific. Disney exec Janice Marinelli will serve as President, Global Content Sales and Distribution.

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NATALIE PORTMAN SLAMS ISRAEL’S NATION-STATE LAW AS ‘RACIST’

Natalie Portman is speaking out about Israel’s nation-state law, passed earlier this year to criticism within the country and abroad. In an interview with the London-based Arabic daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, the Oscar-winner says the law is "racist."

The law states that "Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people," despite Israel’s Arab citizenship, which numbers some 1.8 million, or 20% of the nation’s 9 million total population. The law also defines Hebrew as Israel’s official language.

Portman opines: "It is a mistake and I don't agree with it ... people's lives are being affected on a personal level by decisions made by politicians. I only hope that we will be able to truly love our neighbors and that we can work together."

It’s not the first time the Israeli-born Portman has spoken out against her native country. Less than a year ago, she pulled out of a prize ceremony in Tel Aviv, weeks after Israeli troops shot and killed Palestinian protestors at the Gaza border.

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MISS USA SLAMMED FOR MOCKING ASIAN CONTESTANTS

Reigning Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers has apologized on Instagram after getting dragged for openly mocking Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie, and Miss Cambodia Sinat Rern, for not speaking English.

In a video captured by Miss Colombia Valeria Morales, Summers, 24, asks, and then answers, "What do you think of Miss Vietnam Nie?"

Summers says: "She's so cute and she pretends to know so much English, and then you ask her a question after having a whole conversation with her and she goes smiles and nods. She's adorable."

Later in the video, Summers appears to have empathy for Rern: "Miss Cambodia is here and doesn't speak any English and not a single other person speaks her language. Can you imagine? Miss Australia Francesca Hung said 'that would be so isolating,' and I said, 'Yes, and just confusing all the time.' Poor Cambodia."

In her apology, Summers says: "In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realize can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologize."

TMZ reached out to her mother Desiree, who says: "She in no way meant any harm. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body." As for imitating Miss Vietnam, Desiree says, "Summers was just recreating how Miss Vietnam acts when she doesn’t understand what someone is saying. She wasn’t trying to mock her."

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SOPHIA BUSH SAYS SHE WAS ASSAULTED ON ‘CHICAGO P.D.’ SET

Sophia Bush explained why she left NBC’s Chicago P.D. in season four, despite her seven-year contract. On Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast Monday, she says she was assaulted in a room full of men who refused to help her. Plus, she felt ground down by her bosses on the show.

"I quit because, what I’ve learned is I’ve been so programmed to be a good girl and to be a workhorse and be a tugboat that I have always prioritized tugging the ship for the crew, for the show, for the group, ahead of my own health," the 36-year-old actress said.

She continued: "I internalized and sort of like, inhabited that role of ‘pull the tugboat’ to the point where just because I’m unhappy or being mistreated or I’m being abused at work, I’m not gonna f–k this job up for all these people and what about the camera guy whose two daughters I love and this is how he pays their rent? It becomes such a big thing."

"The reality was that my body was, like, falling apart, because I was really, really unhappy."

Bush said that being assaulted changed things: "You start to lose your way when someone assaults you in a room full of people and everyone literally looks away, looks at the floor, looks at the ceiling — and you're the one woman in the room and every man who's twice your size doesn't do something. You go, 'Oh that wasn’t worth defending? I'm not worth defending?' "

Ultimately, Bush said she told her bosses they either need to make changes or find a replacement for her. When they told her no, Bush said: "OK, you can put me in the position of going quietly of my own accord or you can put me in the position of suing the network to get me out of my deal and I'll write an op-ed for The New York Times and tell them why."

Later, she found out her complaints had been hidden from former NBC chief Jennifer Stalke, who reached out to Bush after finding out.

"That I really appreciated," Bush said of Stalke's response.

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MEGHAN MARKLE BREAKS ROYAL FASHION PROTOCOL AS TWITTER REACTS TO SCARY WAX CREATIONS

Horrors, Meghan Markle has broken royal fashion protocol yet again! The world’s most rebellious royal made a surprise appearance at the 2018 British Fashion Awards in London, and while many admired her stunning Givenchy gown and blossoming bump, others were quick to note her dark nail polish.

Evidently, Goth nails are a no-go for royals.

Meghan presented Givenchy’s artistic director Clare Waight Kelly with the Designer of the Year Award. Kelly, of course, designed her wedding dress. "This woman is so amazing," Keller gushed during her acceptance speech. "I got to know Meghan on such a personal level. To have someone like that trust you on such a personal moment in their life... I can't thank you enough because it was the most beautiful moment."

The dark polish was wild enough by royal standards, but Meghan got tongues wagging again when she opted to have some fun in a photobooth with Rosamund Pike and Keller.

WAX FIGURES

Meanwhile, the Internet panicked after Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled two new wax creations designed to look like Meghan and Harry. The verdict? "Creepy," "unsettling," "inaccurate," "terrifying," were just a few of the choice adjectives deployed on Twitter to describe the wax masks.

The most "disturbing" aspect is, there are actual people wearing the masks, acting out various Christmas-themed scenarios like opening presents and chilling by the fire.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

THOMAS RAVENEL’S NANNY SUES HIM: Thomas Ravenel’s former nanny has filed a lawsuit against him after claiming he sexually assaulted her. The suit was filed against the Southern Charm alum on December 7th in Charleston, South Carolina, according to Us Weekly. Dawn Ledwell also named Bravo, Comcast, NBCUniversal and the production company Haymaker Content in the suit, which is claiming assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy, defamation and negligence. Ravenel was hired to care for the 56-year-old and his ex-girlfriend Kathryn Dennis' two children. She claims the "violent and unexpected" attack occurred in January of 2015 when he was "intoxicated."

CLINT EASTWOOD’S KIDS, GRANDDAUGHTER, FIRST WIFE AND GIRLFRIEND HANG: Clint Eastwood has a modern family! The 88-year-old Oscar-winner had a clutch of special guests Monday night at the L.A. premiere of his new film, The Mule. They included: daughter Alison Eastwood, 46, and her husband Stacy Poitras, 51; sons Scott Eastwood, 32, and Kyle Eastwood, 50 (with his wife Cynthia Ramirez); granddaughter Graylen Eastwood, 24; first wife Maggie Johnson, 87; and girlfriend Christina Sandera, 55. The film marks Eastwood’s return to Hollywood after a six-year break. He directs and stars as a quiet man caught up in drug trafficking. The Mule hits theaters Dec. 14.

CHARLIE SHEEN IS ONE YEAR SOBER: Charlie Sheen is sharing some exciting news: he has been sober for one year. Sheen shared an image of his sobriety medallion on social media, after famously battling addiction for years.

PETE DAVIDSON IS DATING AGAIN: Back in the game! After splitting up with fiancé Ariane Grande, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson has jumped back into the dating pool, according to Page Six."He’s been going on dates, but it’s casual," a source said. "He’s been trying to move on and live a more private life." Davidson was spotted out with a woman at dinner Monday night, and also joined a dating app in a bid to find love.

THE RING STAR DAVEIGH CHASE CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION: The Ring alum Daveigh Chase has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, and a judge has reportedly issued a warrant for her arrest. Chase is facing up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 according to reports.

DIANE KRUGER OPENS UP ABOUT MISSING DAUGHTER: Diane Kruger, 42, and Norman Reedus, 49, welcomed their first child last month, and as Kruger hits the red carpet to promote new film Welcome to Marwen, she misses her little girl. (She and Reedus have not shared their baby’s name). She tells Entertainment Tonight: "I already am emotional. Everyday is special, you know, I am actually being emotional being away from her for the first time, so I am looking forward to coming home. But I love Christmas and I just want to be cooking and, you know, sit on the couch with my baby and my man." Welcome to Marwen hits theaters December 21st.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

ELLEN POMPEO AND PATRICK DEMPSEY DON’T TALK: Although they worked together for 11 years, Ellen Pompeo recently told Jada Pinkett Smith on her Red Table Talk show that she and Patrick Dempsey haven’t spoken since he left Grey’s Anatomy in 2015. No hard feelings though. "That's a talented man right there. He did 11 amazing years," she continued. "Typically, when people leave the show, they need to sort of find themselves, who they are without the show, because the show takes up so much of your life. You need that time to figure out who you are without the show, so, we have not spoken, but I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick."

SARAH HYLAND REVEALS HEALTH STRUGGLES: Sarah Hyland has long been open about her ups and downs in the health department. Now, the Modern Family star is revealing that she had a second kidney transplant after her first one failed. "We did all of these tests and all of these treatments to try and save the kidney," Hyland told SELF for their latest digital cover. "Christmas break, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, my birthday, all of that spent in the hospital." Ultimately, all of the interventions failed, and she found herself struggling with suicidal thoughts as she contemplated another major surgery. In the past 16 months, she’s had six surgeries to combat various health issues, and she credits her relative peace of mind to the support of her family, friends, fans and boyfriend Wells Adams. "He was texting me in the morning before I went into surgery, and we were FaceTiming the entire time I was in the hospital. He’s seen me at my worst. He was there through all of that," she said. "I think that’s why I feel the most beautiful in his eyes, because he still finds me beautiful after seeing all that."

EMILIE DE RAVIN GIVES BIRTH: Lost alum Emilie de Ravin welcomed her second child with Eric Bilitch. She shared the happy news on Instagram, writing: "Theodore Kubrick de Ravin-Bilitch was born at home on December 9. We're so excited you're finally out here to play with us! We love you so much Theo xoxo." Theo joins Vera Audrey de Ravin-Bilitch, who was born on March 12th, 2016.

HAS JENNIFER GARNER SLOWED ROMANCE DOWN? Jennifer Garner is putting the breaks on her romance with John Miller, according to a report in Entertainment Tonight. Instead, she is focusing on her career and the children she shares with Ben Affleck. "Privately, she has told friends she doesn’t want to be deeply committed at the moment," the source says. "She wants to focus on family, career and getting Ben back on track. She enjoys her time with John but she has concerns of moving too quickly because she doesn’t want to be disappointed. Her friends are in full support of her stepping back a bit because they all know relationships take a lot of work and right now her plate is full."

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES WISHES KIRK DOUGLAS A HAPPY 102nd BIRTHDAY: Kirk Douglas turned 102 on Sunday, and his family honored the Hollywood legend with sweet tributes on social media. Daughter in law Catherine Zeta Jones led the charge, writing: "Happy 102nd birthday to the most beautiful man. We love you Kirk." Grandson Carys, 15, wrote: "102 years young to my inspiration, my pappy. I can’t put into words how much you mean to me. Happy birthday, I love you."

BEN AFFLECK RETURNS TO THE SCREEN: Following a flurry of not-great PR for another stint in rehab and his divorce from Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck is making headlines for the right reasons. The star is appearing in Triple Frontier, his first project post-rehab and divorce, and the first trailer dropped Monday. The film focuses on a group of Special Force operatives (Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal) who want to plan a heist in South America. Triple Frontier will land on Netflix and in select theaters in March of 2019.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED: The Favourite led the pack with 14 nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and noms for all three stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The Critics Choice Awards are thought to be the most prescient of eventual Oscar winners, sharing 17 of 19 categories in common last year. Black Panther nabbed 12; First Man garnered 10; Mary Poppins Returns, A Star Is Born and Vice earned 9 each.

DISNEY, COMCAST DOMINATE GLOBAL CONTENT SPENDING: Netflix was on track to spend more than anyone in Hollywood on content, but thanks to Comcast’s recent $39 billion acquisition of TV giant Sky and Walt Disney’s recent $71.3 billion buy of much of 21st Century Fox, Comcast and Disney will dominate content spend. The duo will shell out 20% of the cash plonked down for content globally, according to a new study from Ampere. Together, they’ll shell out $43 billion by the end of this year.

DOCTOR WHO TO RETURN IN 2020: Jodie Whittaker and her crew will return after their Season 11 finale Sunday night, but it will not return until 2020. Fans can get a quick fix with a New Year’s Day special in three weeks.

VIACOM BEEFS UP ORIGINALS: Viacom is ramping up its digital originals with three new series from Comedy Central International. The studio is launching Bad Cramps and Laughing at Salad, and scripted series Waiting. Bad Cramps hails from Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson, stars of Comedy Central’s digital short Bad Snappers. It launched yesterday in Comedy Central UK’s YouTube page, and will launch elsewhere soon. Laughing at Salad, a nine-part sketch series, will launch in January. Waiting will begin development in January.

NETFLIX ORDERS FIRST AFRICAN SERIES: A spy dramedy starring Quantico’s Pearl Thusi will be Netflix’s first African series. Dubbed Queen Sono, the show goes into production next year. Thusi shared the news on Twitter, writing: "It's going to change the game for every artist on this continent. Thank you to Netflix for believing in this idea. I cannot wait for every young woman, every woman on this continent and actually this planet to meet Queen Sono. We have worked so hard on this and I cannot wait."

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KIM KARDASHIAN SPEAKS ON PAST DRUG USE, KYLIE AND SCOTT’S RUMORED MARRIAGE

Kim Kardashian is spilling the tea on her past drug use, her sister’s rumored marriage and the cardinal beauty rule she breaks on the regular.

ICYMI, Kim recently revealed that she’d filmed her famous sex tape while on the drug ecstasy … and also married her first husband on the drug. As she put it on a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians: "I did ecstasy once and I got married, I did it again and I made a sex tape. Like, everything bad would happen."

After Sunday’s episode, she appeared on Busy PhilippsBusy Tonight and confessed that her momager Kris Jenner finally put a stop to the hijinks.

DRUGS

"I would tell my mom everything, we always had such a close relationship," Kim told Busy. "So I would come home and be like, ‘Oh my god, mom, I did ecstasy last night'....She was sitting on top of the washing machine …. and she was like, 'You, one day, you’re not going to be able to have babies, you can’t do this, you’re going to ruin yourself!' Like, she was so upset."

She says Kris was worried she’s be a "crazy drug addict," and eventually she agreed.

"I just was like, 'You know what? She’s so right, I’m so over it,'" Kim said. "Like, this is so not me. And I just never did anything again."

MARRIAGE

Busy also asked Kim about those rumors that her sister Kylie Jenner had married Travis Scott.

Kim said: "I honestly don't know. I see that too...they're the cutest and I think they're so in love and they have the cutest little family. I would say like no, they're just being cute and posting that, but they posted it a few times, so I am going to ask in our group chat today when we leave here."

MAKEUP

She also copped to sleeping in her makeup, normally a skincare no-no. "Oh, all the time. Like even if I can’t have glam the next day, I’ll sleep perfectly and maybe I’ll redo my skin, but I try to salvage it for two days," the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star admitted.

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PETE DAVIDSON ADDRESSES CYBERBULLYING FOLLOWING SPLIT FROM ARIANA GRANDE

Pete Davidson wants the negativity to stop. Since the Saturday Night Live star returned to Instagram last week following his split from Ariana Grande, he has not encountered a warm reception.

Fans of Grande’s have poured into his comments section, accusing him of ending the engagement. In a heartbreaking new post, Davidson shares his past—and current—struggles with mental health, saying he hopes his openness will raise awareness in general about the huge impact cyberbullying can have on victims.

"I've kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything," the 25-year-old comedian writes. "I'm trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today's climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind-boggling."

"I've been getting online bullied and in public by people for nine months," he continues. "I've spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth. I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't. I'm upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is -- I see you and I love you."

Sympathy poured in from fans, with one writing "please stay strong," and another saying, "You are amazing!"

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

AMY SCHUMER EXPLAINS WHY MEGHAN MARKLE IS HER NEMESIS: Amy Schumer opened up to InStyle magazine about her pregnancy and her new clothing line, Le Cloud. In a video accompanying the editorial, she shared the finer points of not giving "a sh** about what anybody thinks," and why Meghan Markle is her "nemesis.""So maybe I'm feeling competitive, like, 'Oh, Meghan looks better than me and she has a tiny small bump and she's wearing high heels, and I already look 10 months pregnant and I've been wearing flats for the last four years.'" But then, she remembers "nobody really cares about me because they only really care about themselves."

CHRIS PRATT AND KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER BRING PDA TO DISNEY: It was definitely the happiest place in the world for Chris Pratt and his girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger at Disneyland on Sunday, December 2nd. The pair were accompanied by Pratt’s 6-year-old son Jack, whom he shares with his ex Anna Farris. The trio was all smiles all day, and into the night as they took in the famous fireworks show from a private balcony.

JENNA DEWAN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY: Jenna Dewan rang in her 38th birthday Monday, and took the opportunity to post a little Insta-inspiration. "You have made very deep promises between your Soul and your Self. Now is the time to carve your place into the memory of this planet earth and serve this promise," the quote, written by Yogi Bhajan, read. "May your journey complete its way to your destiny. And may you understand the preciousness of your own life." She seems to be living her best life, despite her recent split from Channing Tatum after eight years of marriage. She recently moved on with Steve Kazee, 43, who recently Insta-flirted with her, writing, "Swooooooooon," next to the World of Dance host’s recent selfie.

MERYL STREEP CAN’T WATCH HER OLD FILMS: The very films that made her career are too painful for her to watch, Meryl Streep reveals. The 69-year-old was discussing her iconic films at the annual Montclair Film fundraiser in New Jersey, where she and Stephen Colbert, 54, were being honored. "I’ll come upon a movie I’m in, and I’m very young and very beautiful. But I was so unhappy," she said, according to Vanity Fair. "I thought my nose was too big, I thought I was fat. Because these are things that people tell you."

PARIS HILTON TOASTS THE SIMPLE LIFE’S 15thANNIVERSARY: Paris Hilton is feeling nostalgic. She took to Instagram Monday to celebrate the 15-year-anniversary of her memorable TV show, the Simple Life. The show documented her and former BFF Nicole Richie’s hijinks. "Happy 15 Year Anniversary to #TheSimpleLife," she wrote in the caption. "Loves it! So many fun, amazing & hilarious memories with Nicole. Love that this show is so timeless & iconic. And that it has brought so much happiness and laughter to people around the world. And the #Legend Tinkerbell who I love & miss very much. #TheOGs."

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KENDALL JENNER BONDS WITH BEN SIMMONS’ MOM AT B-BALL GAME

Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons may be getting more serious, observers say. Jenner took a courtside seat to cheer him on as he battled the Washington Wizards in Philadelphia Friday, and not just that, she was photographed with the 76ers' mom, laughing and smiling most of the game.

Simmons’ team ended up winning 123-98.

Last week, the 23-year-old model attended another game to support Simmons and jokingly booed Tristan Thompson (her sister Khloe’s love), who was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the 76ers. (Thompson’s team won).

Jenner and Simmons were first linked over the summer.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

MALIN AKERMAN MARRIES JACK DONNELLY: Billions actress Malin Akerman has married her British actor love Jack Donnelly in Tulum, Mexico. The bride work a pink dress for her beach ceremony. Akerman announced their engagement on Instagram in October. She appeared on Live With Kelly and Ryan earlier this year and revealed that Donnelly’s rapport with her son Sebastian won her over. "He was brilliant with my son and that was it, and my heart melted," she said. "You try to explain to a 4-and-a-half-year-old that you’re getting married and what an engagement is, and he jumped up on the couch and went, ‘Yay, we’re getting married!'"

LESLIE JONES GOES THERE, ALEC BALDWIN MOCKS ARREST: On Saturday Night Live, the 51-year-old Leslie Jones opened up about her sex life on "Weekend Update." (She’s retiring, FYI). Alec Baldwin, meanwhile, returned to NBC’s SNL as President Donald Trump, and mocked his recent arrest for punching a driver over a parking space in Manhattan. "God, I haven’t been this upset since I flipped out over that parking space," says Baldwin, as Trump, during the "cold open" sketch. On a more serious note, the segment also paid tribute to the late George H.W. Bush, sharing a clip of the president critiquing Dana Harvey’s exaggerated impression of him. "President Bush was famously a very warm and gracious man who always understood the power in being able to laugh at yourself," Colin Jost noted.

KENSINGTON PALACE SPEAKS OUT ON ALLEGED KATE MIDDLETON, MEGHAN MARKLE FEUD: #Fakenews. Amid mounting reports that Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle—the so-called Fab 4—have had a falling out, Kensington Palace was quoted by U.K.’s The Sun saying a rumored "explosive row" "never happened." Speculation began n earnest after the Palace confirmed last month that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were moving out of Kensington Palace where they live adjacent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Do you think the rumors have been overblown, or do you think there’s something to them?

CHRIS HARRISON PREVIEWS ‘GUT-WRENCHING’ BACHELOR SEASON: Gear up, Bachelor Nation. In the first promo of Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, he jumps over a fence, there are scenes of tears and nudity, and a lot of carrying on, per usual. But Harrison, who hosts the show, tells E! News that the upcoming season is going to even wilder than usual: "It's a pretty gut-wrenching, wild ride with him." The Bachelor premieres January 7thon ABC.

GWYNETH PALTROW SHARES BEAUTY SECRETS: Goop guru Gwyneth Paltrow shared her strategy for feeling beautiful and sexy. "I really believe in sweating. Get the blood going, hydrate, sleep, eat food that’s full of rich nutrients, be around people that you love and make you laugh, have sex! It’s a whole thing," the 46-year old tells People. It’s not easy, even for her, she admits. "I have a teen Apple, 14 and a preteen Moses, 12, and I’m running a company, so it’s hard, but I won’t sacrifice moving my body. I process through emotional stuff by doing that."

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