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IS ANGELINA JOLIE MAKING DIVORCE SO MISERABLE HER LAWYER IS QUITTING?

Angelina Jolie, 43, is being so vicious in her divorce fight with Brad Pitt, 54, sources tell TMZ that her lawyer Laura Wasser is getting ready to quit.

One source told the site: "She's fueled with anger and has gotten ridiculously unreasonable."

Last month, a judge approved a new custody agreement between Pitt and their six children, and indicated in the ruling that Jolie is in danger of losing custody unless she tows the line. Their divorce process is approaching the two-year mark. The pair share Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

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CHARLOTTE RAE DIES AT 92

Charlotte Rae – the lovable Mrs. Garrett from iconic sitcoms The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes – has passed away at 92-years-old. She died on Sunday after being diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017, her reps said.

Rae is best known for her role as housekeeper Edna Garrett, first on the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes and then the spinoff The Facts of Life, with both shows launching in the 1970s and running several years into the '80s.

She also starred in the TV comedy Car 54, Where Are You? in the early ‘60s. Rae won an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 1975 TV drama Queen of the Stardust Ballroom. She played the mother of Woody Allen’s character in the movie Bananas. She appeared in The Vagina Monologues in New York and was the voice of a character in Tom and Jerry: The Movie in 1992. Several of her co-stars and fans mourned her loss on Twitter.

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN ACCUSER PROFESSES LOVE TO HIM FOLLOWING ALLEGED RAPE

More than 80 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including rape, but one of the accusers' emails is not being used by his legal team in an attempt to have criminal charges against him dismissed.

Attorneys for the disgraced movie producer filed a motion for dismissal in New York federal court Friday, citing evidence they say the grand jury that indicted him never had access to.

EMAILS USED AS EVIDENCE

Lawyers say the dozens of email sent from one of accusers are "warm, complimentary and solicitous messages" sent "immediately following" the alleged rape "and over the next four year period."

"These communications irrefutably reflect the true nature of this consensual intimate friendship, which never at any time included a forcible rape," Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman told CNN in a statement.

One note, sent on January 5, 2014, ten months after the alleged rape occurred, the unnamed accuser wrote: "Your (sic) the one who makes it look good with your smile and beautiful eyes!! But thank you that makes me so happy to hear."

In another sent July 10, 2014, she wrote: "There is no one else I would enjoy catching up with that understands me quite like you. I don't get off work usually till after 7 and coming from (redacted). I know I will be hungry, what is your timing? Do you have time for dinner?"

It is unclear whether there will be a hearing scheduled on the new motion. He is next due in court on September 20th.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

CHRIS ROCK SIGNS ON FOR FARGO: Chris Rock will be headlining the upcoming season of Noah Hawley’s Fargo on FX. The fourth season will be set in 1950; production begins next year. "I’m a fan of Fargo," Rock said on the news, "and I can’t wait to work with Noah." His first stand-up special in 10 years, Tamborine, debuted on Netflix in February. He also co-starred in The Week Of with Adam Sandler on Netflix, and served as exec producer on the recently canceled The Rundown With Robin Thede on BET.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND JESSICA BIEL PREP FACTS OF LIFE REBOOT: Huh. 200 episodes + simply wasn’t enough for The Facts of Life. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel are reportedly exec producing a reboot of the 1980s classic. It’s in the very early stages so stay tuned.

CHLOE SEVIGNY AND KRISTEN STEWART MAKE OUT IN LIZZIE TRAILER: The famous Lizzie Borden story—per the schoolyard rhyme, she took an axe and gave her parents 40 wacks—is getting the indie film treatment. Chloë Sevigny stars as Borden, and Kristen Stewart plays her housemaid turned lover, Bridget. The film drops September 14th.

DAMON WAYAN TALKS LETHAL WEAPONS WITHOUT CLAYNE CRAWFORD: Damon Wayans says that Fox’s reboot of Lethal Weapon is transformed with Clayne Crawford, who was fired after he clashed with several members of the cast and crew, including Wayans. "We're only the first episode in but it's definitely a lot lighter in tone and we're having fun — on and off set," the actor told reporters Thursday night at Fox's TCA party. Sean William Scott has replaced Crawford. The show returns September 25th.

FX ORDERS SHOGUN: FX is bringing James Clavell’s hit novel Shōgun to the small screen. The network gave a 10-episode order for a limited series period drama. It was previously a miniseries on NBC, which aired over five nights in 1980, and starred Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune and Yoko Shimada. The NBC run earned multiple Emmys, Golden Globes and Peabodys. "The story of Shōgun has captivated audiences since James Clavell first released his epic novel more than 40 years ago," said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. "The themes of an outsider encountering a new culture are as relevant today as then. We are honored to bring the series to today’s viewers through our partnership with executive producers Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Michael De Luca, Clavell’s daughter Michaela, and Eugene Kelly. We are equally thrilled that Ronan Bennett and Rachel Bennette are writing the new adaption, and that Tim Van Patten will bring his vision and expertise to directing this saga of adventure, power and loyalty that the world has come to know as Shōgun." More than 30 million copies of the book sold worldwide.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

BACHELORETTE STAR DENIES HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS: A Bachelorette contestant, Leo Dottavio, is fighting back against sexual harassment claims leveled against him by Bekah Martinez, a fan fave on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. "There have been some recent stories about me that have garnered attention and I want to address them," wrote Dottavio in a statement posted to his Instagram story on Friday. "I want to start by saying no one has ever accused me of sexual harassment. No one has ever come to me in any way and told me I made them feel uncomfortable. However, I am not a perfect person nor have I ever claimed to be." Dottavio appeared on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette. On August 2nd, Martinez posted screenshots of multiple women on Instagram Stories who have reached out to her saying he harassed them in the past. ABC is not commenting on the controversy.

PATRICK STEWART RETURNING TO STAR TREK: Sir Patrick Stewart is making is grand re-entrance as Captain Luc-Picard in a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access. Details TBD, but it looks like it will take place after Star Trek: The Next Generation, instead of being a reboot or prequel. "I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course," Stewart said. "It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over." Stay tuned for the release date and other details.

CHRISSY TEIGEN LIVE-TWEETS BALI EARTHQUAKE: Supermodel and Twitter queen Chrissy Teigen live-tweeted a 6.9 earthquake in Bali. She and husband John Legend were vacationing there when a deadly earthquake hit. "Bali. Trembling. So long," she tweeted. The pair have documented their stay there with Luna and baby Miles for the past week. A tsunami warning was issued Sunday, but has since been called off.

JESSICA LANGE IS BACK AND SO IS AHS: The world may be dunzo on American Horror Story: Apocalypse, but Jessica Lange will be there to herd us to the exit. At a TCA panel Friday, the star and exec producer Sarah Paulson confirmed her return for the eighth season. "Jessica will be returning as Constance in an episode that I’m going to direct," Paulson said, in reference to the season’s sixth episode. Paulson is set to play Billie Dean Howard in the crossover of Murder House and Coven (she previously appeared in Murder House and Hotel), Cordelia Foxx (Coven), and a character named Ms. Wilhemina Venable; Leslie Grossman is playing Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt; Billie Lourd is playing Mallory; Adina Porter will play Dinah Stevens; Emma Roberts is reprising her Coven role as Madison. FX Networks also announced that AHS is being renewed for a 10thseason (in January, it was renewed for its 8thand 9th).

MY 600-LB LIFE STAR L.B. BONNER DIES: L.B. Bonner, a star of My 600-lb Life, has been found dead in a ditch with a gunshot wound, TMZ reports. Bonner, who ultimately went on to lose 300 pounds, was found by police in a park in Lexington, South Carolina, per TMZ. Bonner posted a mysterious message on Facebook on Thursday, writing: "I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shown me love and support throughout my journey...I've realized a few things over the last few days and its time that, I face my demons head on." The 31-year-old went on to say, "No matter what you change or the efforts you put forth in life, sometimes you just have to take it on the chin and deal with things your own way...Again, thank y'all so much... Please don't ever let people you care about not know how you feel." It is believed that Bonner committed suicide.

SETH ROGEN APOLOGIZES FOR BLACKFACE: Seth Rogen is formally apologizing after photographs from the set of his new film Good Boys shows a child star in blackface. The stand-in is white, and the actor he is holding the place for is black (sources told TMZ, which reported the incident first, that it was done for "lighting purposes.") The 36-year-old said he’s "terribly sorry" it happened. He added: "I’ll just say that as soon as I was made aware of it, I ensured we put an end to it — and I give my word that on any project my team and I are involved in, we will take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place."

HAYDEN PANETTIERE AND WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO ARE DONE: Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have ended their engagement. "At this point, Hayden is single and she and Wladimir are co-parents to Kaya. Kaya is primarily with her dad and his family in Europe and Florida. They also spend time together as a family with Hayden," a source told E! News. "Hayden and Wladimir are on great terms and friendly. They are a big part of each other's lives and will continue to be. Hayden is back in Los Angeles and figuring out what's next." The pair were spotted together last month in Greece on a family vacation with their daughter.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

JAMIE DORNAN SAYS HE WILL NEVER GET OVER MOM’S DEATH: Jamie Dornan lost his mother Lorna to pancreatic cancer when he was a teenager. The 36-year-old Fifty Shades of Grey star was 16 when she died and he tells the BBC that it was a "horrific" experience, adding: "I often say this, but you don’t really know what the effects are of losing someone, particularly when you’re so young." Dornan has helped launch NI PanC, a support group for cancer survivors and relatives of patients. "I’ve always wanted to be associated to a charity that means something to me in a major way," Dornan said, according to the BBC. "It all seemed very fitting I could do whatever I can promote awareness of this horrendous disease." Dornan shares two girls with his wife Amelia Warner.

KIM KARDASHIAN OPENS UP ABOUT KHLOE & TRISTAN: Kim Kardashian has opened up about the "tough conversation" she had with Khloe Kardashian following the news that Tristan Thompson cheated on her shortly before she gave birth to their daughter, True. She tells Ryan Seacrest Thursday: "It was definitely new territory for us when you have a new baby coming into the world. I think ultimately we always want her to be happy, but it gets all clouded when there's a baby and, you know? Her motherly instincts kicked in and she has to do what makes her happy so we'll support that."

INTERNET LOSES ITS MIND WHEN REESE WITHERSPOON CHUCKS ICE CREAM AT MERYL STREEP: She didn’t, social media shreaked in horror, when a photograph of Reese Witherspoon launching an ice cream cone at Meryl Streep went viral. Relax! It’s for HBO’s Big Little Lies. Witherspoon herself joined in the fun, telling a fan on Twitter: "I got her!" Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz will all return for Season 2 of Big Little Lies, set for a bow in 2019.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN’S GOOD AMERICAN BRAND LAUNCHES ACTIVEWEAR: Revenge Body star Khloe Kardashian is launching her own line of workout gear. "Khloé wanted to do activewear from the beginning," her Good American co-founder Emma Grede told Page Six. "I have to give her that credit! Activewear is what she lives in, so she really came into this knowing exactly what she wanted." The inclusively sized line offers high-waisted leggings, sports bras, tanks and more from $59-$149.

MICHAEL ROSENBAUM SPEAKS ON ALLISON MACK’S ARREST: When his fellow Smallville co-star Allison Mack was arrested on sex trafficking charges for her alleged involvement in the cult NXIVM, Michael Rosenbaum realized he never really knew her. The 46-year-old told the podcast This Past Weekend: "I’ve chosen not to talk about it only because it’s shocking and all I can say is this: When I was on that show, Allison was the sweetest, most professional — she was just a great girl, great actress. The whole story’s yet to come out but I think a lot of the story’s out there now and I think it’s just shocking, it’s surprising."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

GEORGE TAKEI INVITES FANS INTO HIS WORLD: Actor and activist George Takei has signed on to TraceMe, a social media platform set up for celebrities willing to allow fans to enter their "world." TraceMe gives fans exclusive content and lets them interact and have conversations with celebs. Takei plans to use TraceMe as a platform for his activism, he said. "With TraceMe I will be able to offer original content to my devoted fans that they won’t find anywhere else, in a safe environment that will encourage them to interact with each other and me," said Takei. "I want to build community around issues that I care about deeply like immigration, racism and LGBTQ equality, so the security and freedom of expression that TraceMe offers is really important to me." Ciara and Alvin Kamara have also joined TraceMe, which was founded by Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson.

KOURTNEY AND KIM KARDSHIAN DUKE IT OUT ON KUWTK TEASER: In a teaser clip for Sunday’s season 15 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim and Kourtney beef with each other. "I'm not here to f--king be mistreated by my f--king bitch family," an emotional Kourtney confides to Khloe Kardashian during a call. "Kim saying that I'm the least interesting to look at…who even speaks like that?" The fight escalates with Kourtney questioning Kim’s "values" and priorities, then dropping this bomb: "You're a very distraught, evil human being. I don't agree with who you are as a human being." Mrrreooow! The show begins Sunday at 9 p.m. on E!

BARRY JENKINS UNVEILS IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK TRAILER: Barry Jenkins released the first trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. He dropped the trailer on Thursday, the same day as Baldwin’s birthday (the late author would be 94). The story follows young lovers Fonny (Stephan James) and Tish (Kiki Layne) in 1970s Harlem. Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, Diego Luna and Pedro Pascal co-star. The film bows November 30th.

MATT GROENING SHARES SELF-PORTRAIT: Ahead of his Matt Groening’s big debut on Netflix August 17th, the Simpsons creator shared a self-portrait of himself and discussed why he has "no internet presence whatsoever." He tells The Hollywood Reporter he’s simply "too sensitive" to deal with the backlash on social. Disenchantment is Groening’s first new series since Futurama dropped 20 years ago, and he says he’s psyched to be moving to the streaming service. "Netflix couldn't have been more supportive. They basically said 'yes' after a very quick pitch and have been completely supportive thereon — and that is unusual in the history of TV. There is usually a lot more worry and second-guessing as time goes on." He notes that Futurama never got love from Fox: "They so much didn't like it, they scheduled the show for 7 p.m. on Sunday nights and 
then made the slogan of the network: 'The fun begins at 8 p.m.' So, I wasn't able to just read between the lines, I was able to read the line."

NETFLIX NABS ANIMAL HOUSE: A day after grabbing Andy SerkisMowgli from Warner Bros., Netflix snapped up his adaptation of the George Orwell classic novel Animal Farm. Serkis will direct the allegorical story based on the Russian revolution and subsequent Stalinist regime. "We are incredibly excited to have finally found the perfect creative home in Netflix for this extraordinarily zeitgeist work by George Orwell," Serkis said in a statement. "On top of that, to be re-united with my great friend producer Matt Reeves — with his acute sensitivity, storytelling intelligence and honesty and command in this realm — is to have the very best scenario for our long-held passion to bring this fable alive."

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OPRAH WINFREY GIVES HER SEXY DATE ADVICE

Oprah Winfrey dished about her favorite date night activities with Stedman Graham, and while they’re sexy, they’re also refreshingly … ordinary.

During an "Ask a Staffer" Q&A on The Oprah Magazine’s Instagram account, the media mogul fielded a lot of fun questions, from her dream destination (Antartica) to whether she’s hitting up Beyonce and Jay Z’s On the Run II tour ("Yes, honey!")

When asked how she keeps it hot with Graham, whom she’s been with for three decades, she said: "Well, I am a really good cook and the wonderful thing about Stedman is in all the years that I've been cooking for him, no matter what it is—even if it's a piece of toast like the other day I made an English muffin and he's like, 'Where did you get this English muffin?' and I'm like, 'It's an English muffin.'"

"He is delighted with anything that I make, so my favorite date night is to make him black-eyed peas and cornbread as a surprise for dinner and then honey, hush," she continued. "That's all you need!"

In other words, "Perfect date night: me cooking and then it's on."

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IS MEGHAN MARKLE BEING SHIELDED FROM THE PRESS?

Meghan Markle has not had an easy go of it. The newly minted Duchess has been in the spotlight for months now, especially leading up to and since her May 19th nuptials to Prince Harry and her 74-year-old father’s catastrophically revealing chats with the press (many of which he was allegedly paid for).

Now, it seems Meghan is being shielded from the media by the royal family in a desperate attempt to do damage control. Royal correspondent Richard Palmer claimed on Twitter that he and others are being kept away so they "can’t hear what she is saying. If you can’t get direct quotes from members of the Royal Family that often makes for dull stories. You go afterwards and ask what she said. Mr. Bloggs said: ‘The Duchess expressed the hope that women would eventually get the same opportunities as men in this profession.’ Boring."

RELATIONSHIP WITH FATHER DONE?

A source described as a "good friend" says her relationship with her father Thomas is over, thanks to his increasingly embarrassing rants in the press about how the royal family is keeping her from him.

A source tells The Daily Mail: "A reconciliation is completely off the table at the moment. There's no chance right now—he's been a complete embarrassment."

"The Royal Family isn't as upset as you'd think," the friend continued. "Nothing any of them the Markle family say has any real consequence and they Meghan and Harry have more important things to focus on."

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CITING E-MAIL RECORDS, HARVEY WEINSTEIN WANTS CRIMINAL CASE TOSSED

Accused sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein claims he has 40 emails that that prove he didn't rape one of his more than 80 accusers, and he wants the criminal case against him dismissed. Last month, he was indicted on a criminal sexual assault charge that could land him, if convicted, in prison for life.

TMZ reports that Weinstein’s lawyers have filed docs claiming the accuser’s emails show hat they were consensual partners. Weinstein reportedly used a Weinstein Company email address during these exchanges. While his attorneys were able to access the records, a bankruptcy judge issued an order preventing him from disseminating them.

Weinstein’s legal team, headed by Benjamin Brafman, is now attempting to use the emails as an exhibit in a motion to dismiss the criminal indictment, claiming the Manhattan District Attorney was aware of the so-called evidence, but never provided them to the grand jury that indicted him on felony sexual assault charges. The emails reportedly only pertain to this particular indictment. A separate indictment against Weinstein involved two other women who claim he assaulted them. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has said since allegations broke in October of last year that he never engaged in nonconsensual sex. The team is expected to make the first bid to dismiss the criminal case in court today (Friday).

He is free on $1 million bail. Weinstein is being investigated by federal prosecutors, the Manhattan D.A., the NYPD, the LAPD, police in Beverly Hills and U.K. police.

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KIM KARDASHIAN DRAGGED FOR TYSON BECKFORD CLAP BACK

Kim Kardashian is back in social media’s bad graces as fans call her clap back to Tyson Beckford’s comment on her appearance "homophobic."

It all started when Beckford made a remark on @amiradyme’s post about the KKW mogul wearing an all-black get-up featuring tight velvet pants and asymmetrical top.

"Sorry I don’t care for it," Beckford commented under the post. The model and actor continued with a second, harsher diss, this time drawing attention to her famous assets: "She is not real, doctor f----d up on her right hip." He capped it off with a green vomiting emoji.

The Shade Room reposted the post along with his comments to its 13 million followers, noting that her husband Kanye West would be mad. Kardashian noticed, firing off "Sis we all know why you don’t care for it" with the tea, frog and painting nails emoji.

Social media users pounced, accusing her of homophobia. "I hope y'all get kim kardashian together for that homophobic response to Tyson Beckford," one Twitter user said.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

COREY FELDMAN FILES POLICE REPORT: Corey Feldman is getting death threats online, he alleges in documents obtained by The Blast. Feldman claims an online group called the Wolfpack is attempting to extract revenge on him for attempting to expose the alleged pattern of sexual assaults in Hollywood. "Corey Feldman under the advice of the Los Angeles Police Department Threat Management Unit filed a request with the Los Angeles Superior Court for a restraining order for civil harassment against a group of individuals that have been stalking and threatening him by planting fake news and posting threatening messages to him on social media," Feldman’s attorney, Perry Wander, told Page Six in a statement Wednesday.

NICOLE KIDMAN & MARGOT ROBBIE BOARD ROGER AILES FILM: Nicole Kidman is set to star opposite Charlize Theron in Annapurna’s Roger Ailes movie centered on the rise and fall of the late Fox News chairman. Kidman will play Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson, who filed a harassment suit against Ailes, contributing mightily to his downfall. Theron will star as Megyn Kelly. Margot Robbie is set to play an associate producer.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS’ DAUGHTER THOUGHT HE HAD SOME GIG MAKING PANCAKES: Everyone knows who Michael Douglas is, but for many years, his daughter didn’t. The 15-year-old Carys appears on her first magazine cover with her mom, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and inside of Town & Country’s September issue, she says she genuinely had no clue he was a world-famous star. "I thought my dad was a pancake maker. I didn’t know he was an actor," she says. "Honestly." Now, she wants to make her own way in Hollywood, but is determined to be recognized on her own merit. "When I was younger I didn’t like the idea of having his name attached, this kind of ‘Douglas Dynasty’ stuff," she says. "I think what bothers me the most is that people think I don’t work hard for it, that I don’t need to work hard for it. That anything I do gets handed to me. When, honestly, I feel like it’s the opposite. I feel I need to constantly prove myself to people – that I am not just my parents’ daughter."

CHICAGO P.D.’s MARINA SQUERCIATI SAYS SHE IS LATE MILLIONAIRE’S DAUGHTER: Chicago P.D. star Marina Squerciati says she is the child of the late John R. Jakobson, a millionaire financier. According to The New York Post, the 37-year-old wants to be included in his estate. He died in 2017 and is reportedly worth $100 million; she says he promised to remember her in his will, but then did not. Her request "amounts to nothing more than an avaricious attempt to enforce an alleged, vague oral promise made to her mother, rather than to herself, and which resulted in no legally recognizable injury to her," Jakobson’s son Nicholas’ lawyers told the Post.

PARIS JACKSON SAYS DEMI’S OVERDOSE DID NOT TRIGGER HER: Paris Jackson took to Instagram Stories to deny reports that she’s headed to rehab after Demi Lovato’s recent hospitalization. "ummmm no?? I haven’t gone to a clinic..someone doesn’t have to almost die for me to know to be healthy, I’ve already had friends OD and die. that’s enough for me," she wrote in response to a tweet alleging she was headed back to rehab. In 2013, Jackson overdosed on Motrin.

HELL’S KITCHEN CONTESTANT JESSICA VOGEL DIES: Jessica Vogel, a chef who competed on season 12 of Hell’s Kitchen, died Monday at 34. Her fiancé, John Michael Keyser, said that she was being treated for colitis when her heart "gave out." "She competed on Hell's Kitchen and Cutthroat Kitchen, becoming a local legend for foodies in Bergen County, N.J. In these difficult times, there is immense pressure on young people to stand out in a world where the intimate details of our lives are made public in blogs and on Facebook," an online obit reads. "This took a toll on Jessica and over the years; she would escape to drugs and alcohol. She recently committed to living a better life and had graduated from an in-patient rehabilitation program with hopes of regaining control of her life."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

HILLARY CLINTON AND STEVEN SPIELBERG TEAM UP ON WOMEN’S VOTING DRAMA: Hillary Clinton is making her first real foray into Hollywood as an exec producer. The former secretary of state is partnering with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to bring Elaine Weiss’ book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote to TV. The book follows women’s rights activists as they battled to secure the 19thAmendment. It also lays the foundation for the civil rights movement that came decades later. The show will be shopped to HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Apple. She’s not the only politico getting into Hollywood; Bill Clinton is adapting his book The President Is Missing with James Patterson for Showtime and the Obamas have inked a multi-year deal with Netflix.

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR HAN SOLO’S JACKET? U.K.-based auction house Prop Store is holding a huge sale of Hollywood items September 29th. Han Solo’s jacket from Star War is estimated to sell for 500,000 to 1,000,000 pounds ($650,000 to $1,300,000). It’s a cotton-wool blend with a polyester satin lining and a mandarin collar. Also up (and also one of Harrison Ford’s props): Indiana Jones' brown felt fedora from 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark (est. $260,000 to $400,000). Plus, there’s Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly's Back to the Future II hoverboard (est. $40,000 to $66,000). Want something more romantic? Bid on Rose's (Kate Winslet) farewell note to finance Cal (Billy Zane) from Titanic (est. $5,000t o $8,000).

MICHELLE WILLIAMS & ETHAN HAWKE HELPED SECURE $5M MOVIE THEATER RENO: Beloved art film house The Film Forum reopened Wednesday after a three-month reno funded by A-listers. The nonprofit has introduced Manhattanites to classics like Paris Is Burning and Amour since 1990. Now, visitors will find comfier seats, new carpeting and an upgraded sound system. Michelle Williams and artist Cindy Sherman teamed up on dinners that raised money, and Ethan Hawke hosted a screening and Q&A of his film First Reformed.

UNSEEN MONTY PYTHON SKETCHES FOUND: Previously unseen Monty Python sketches have been found in Michael Palin’s archives. The unused script ideas include plotlines following the goings-on at a bookshop in the Wild West and "amorous Pink Knight" storylines cut from Monty Python And the Holy Grail.

FOX WANTS TO MAKE SANDLOT PREQUEL: Fox is eyeing a prequel to the classic 1993 movie The Sandlot. The original director and writer David Mickey Evans is reportedly toiling away on a script with Austin Reynolds. The plot is being kept under wraps, but safe to say it will include plenty of baseball and big dogs.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

NICOLE KIDMAN HORRIFIES CHILDREN BY RESCUING GIANT SPIDER: Spidermom! Nicole Kidman gave her friends (and some fans) a scare when she rescued an enormous spider from her pool (exact location unknown). The Australian native is no stranger to hairy scaries and remained calm. "Get back, mom! Step back!" one of her children begged. But the 51-year-old scooped it up and gave fans a look at it under glass. "I'm having to take care of this spider. Help," she said. She later confirmed that her "house guest" was released "unharmed and healthy." Kidman has been married to Keith Urban, 50, for 12 years. They share two daughters, Rose, 9, and Faith Margaret, 7. Kidman also shares two children with ex-husband Tom Cruise: Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23.

BILL COSBY CHALLENGING COURT’S DECISION TO CLASSIFY HIM AS SEXUALLY VIOLENT: Bill Cosby’s lawyers are challenging the legality of the disgraced comedian’s classification as a sexually violent predator. If he is classified as such, he must receive counseling by a state-approved provider for the rest of his life. A judge has yet to rule on the legal challenge. The 81-year-old Cosby is set for sentencing September 24thon three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He plans to appeal his conviction.

GINA RODRIGUEZ ENGAGED TO JOE LOCICERO? Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez is engaged to Joe LoCicero, according to evidence posted on Instagram. (She’s wearing a honking sparkler on that finger). She also happened to turn 34. Happy birthday and congrats!

ADAM RIPPON TO JUDGE DANCING WITH THE STARS: Adam Rippon is taking over the judging panel on Dancing With the Stars after dominating the ABC series last season. He will sit on the panel with La La Land choreographer Mandy Moore (not the other Mandy) and DWTS alum and dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

QUEEN’S GRANDDAUGHTER REVEALS SECOND MISCARRIAGE: Zara Tindall revealed that she had a second miscarriage before welcoming her daughter Lena last month. Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, who also has a 4-year-old daughter named Mia, told the Sunday Times of the miscarriage: "You need to go through a period where you don’t talk about it because it’s too raw but, as with everything, time’s a great healer."

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LINDSAY LOHAN IS HEADED FOR REALITY TV

MTV has shared a glimpse into its long-rumored reality show centered on the wheelings and dealings of Lindsay Lohan. The short snippet features a sun-kissed reality star looking as beach-ready, menacingly enthusiastic and vaguely off-kilter as ever.

"Pack your bags, MTV. We're going to Mykonos," she said in the clip, while laying on a lounge chair. "I’ve joined the MTV family, and I’m Lindsay Lohan. Get ready!"

Consider yourselves warned!

Meanwhile, over the weekend, Lohan may have drummed up some unwanted attention when she posted a widely mocked (since deleted) shot of herself and POTUS daughter Tiffany Trump hanging in one of her clubs. She also threatened to fire a server on Instagram when she failed to wear the right shoes with her uniform.

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ALEX TREBEK’S DAYS AT ‘JEOPARDY’ ARE NUMBERED

America’s favorite trivia master is ready to graze greener pastures. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek tells TMZ there's a "50/50 chance and a little less" that he’ll stay on board when his contract expires in two years.

Trebek has hosted the iconic game-show since 1984. When TMZ chief Harvey Levin asked the 78-year-old if he had anyone in mind as a replacement, Trebek name-checked two people.

"I mentioned to our producer not so long ago that the fellow that does play-by-play for the Los Angeles Kings — they should consider him," Trebek said, referring to Alex Faust.

"There is an attorney, Laura Coates," he said. "She’s African-American and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time."

Coates heard about the story and took to Twitter immediately to (understandably) humble-brag: "Incredibly honored & humbled @Jeopardy Alex Trebek 1) knows who I am 2) thinks I’d be a great host of my fave game show ever that I grew up watching w/ my family & still watch w/ my own kids (who saw him say this & now think I’m a genius) #Dying."

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CHRISSY TEIGEN SAYS WHAT EVERYONE’S BEEN THINKING ABOUT MEGHAN MARKLE’S DAD

Zip it! Model, cookbook author, mom of two and Twitter maestro Chrissy Teigen said what we’ve all been thinking about Meghan Markle’s oh-so-chatty 74-year-old father.

After one-too-many tabloid interview about Meghan, her new husband Prince Harry and the rest of the royals, Teigen took to Twitter to air her grievances about Thomas.

"This guy...this guy sucks," Chrissy wrote in a tweet that also featured screenshots of recent interviews featuring Thomas. "What is wrong with him? Let your daughter be happy, please. This is embarrassing."

One highlight includes a classic poor-me quote: "Perhaps it would be easier if I were dead." Another features him saying that Harry’s late mother Princess Diana "would have loathed the way I've been treated."

This all comes on the heels of reports that Thomas faked needing heart surgery right before Meghan’s wedding to get out of attending after he humiliated her by staging paparazzi shots of himself looking wholesome and preparing for his visit to the U.K.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

ANNABELLE NEILSON’S LONDON FUNERAL PACKED WITH CELEBS: Ladies of London’s Annabelle Neilson’s funeral in London was attended by Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler and others. They gathered to pay their respects at St. Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, London on Friday. The 49-year-old model and writer was found dead at her home. The coroner said the cause of death was a stroke.

HEATH LEDGER’S FATHER EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHELLE WILLIAMS: The late Heath Ledger’s father Kim told the Sydney Morning Herald that he and his family are "terribly happy" about Michelle Williams’ marriage to rocker Phil Elverum in a small, secret ceremony upstate earlier this month. Williams and Ledger share a daughter, Matilda, 12. She and Elverum’s 3-year-old daughter Agathe were among the attendees. Williams and Ledger’s father Kim have maintained a relationship since the Dark Knight’s death in 2008.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER COMES OUT SWINGING FOR CYNTHIA NIXON: Sarah Jessica Parker delivered a strong message of support for her Sex and the City co-star Cynthia Nixon, as she runs for governor of New York on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast. "You don’t have to agree with her policy, you don’t have to vote for her, but certainly take the time before you criticize the fact that she’s boldly pursuing this," Parker said. "She knew that when she did it, it was going to be a challenge but it’s been good, everyone agrees that she’s been good for the conversation in this city, they call it the ‘Cynthia Effect.’"

VING RHAMES HELD BY POLICE IN HIS OWN HOME: The Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Ving Rhames reveals that he was once held at gunpoint in home Santa Monica home. He shared the story Friday on SiriusXM’s The Clay Cane Show. I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-mm, and they say, ‘Put up your hands.’ Literally." Police were responding to his neighbor who reported a "large black" man breaking in next door. Luckily, a police officer recognized him once he got him outside (not as an actor, but as a fellow parent with a kid on the basketball team). He said the incident was a wake-up call. "What if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something, and you thought it was a gun," he mused. "Just like, I don’t know, Trayvon had a bag of Skittles."

BETTY WHITE WILL NOT RETIRE! She may be 96 years old, but superstar Betty White has no plans to flame out. The Hollywood icon told the director of the upcoming PBS biopic on her life so. "‘I’m going to be in the saddle forever,’" Steven J. Boettcher recently told Closer Weekly of White's approach. "She loves working; she loves the challenge. She’s someone that we’re all better off for that she’s lived this long." In Betty White: First Lady of Television which is set to premier August 21st, she said: "I got an award for everything: inhaling, exhaling. I’ve been so spoiled rotten. I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet. Truly! I’ve always been working at something." White won six Emmys and is best known for her work on The Golden Girls. What’s her secret to enjoying her long life? It may be her love of vodka and hot dogs, "probably in that order."

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

MEGHAN MARKLE SUPPORTS PRINCE HARRY AT SENTEBALE POLO CUP: Meghan Markle wore a stunning navy v-neck, tea-length Carolina Herrera frock to support Prince Harry at the Sentebale Polo Cup 2018 charity event at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on Thursday. She paired the dress with Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses and a chic J. Crew basketweave clutch. The event raises funds for an HIV charity, the Sentebale Foundation, which Harry co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The foundation helps children afflicted with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

PAUL HAGGIS TO FACE CIVIL RAPE SUIT: A Manhattan judge says Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis must face a civil rape lawsuit filed by a publicist and three other women after hearing an account of one of the assaults, Page Six reports. "What Mr. Haggis did is forcibly removed her clothing, forcibly kissed her, forcibly penetrated her vagina," an attorney for Haleigh Breest said in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday. "I understand," Justice Robert Reed responded, per Page Six. The Oscar-winner wanted the case thrown out, claiming Breest attempted to extort him. The judge is also permitting Breest’s attorney to add three unnamed women to the suit. The next court hearing is in October.

JENNA DEWAN TALKS ABOUT LIFE POST-TATUM: Jenna Dewan gets naked for the September issue of Women’s Health, and inside, she lets down her guard about life post-divorce. Speaking of stripping down, the 37-year-old mother of one said it was a symbolic act as much as anything: "Apparently, when you become a mother, you're supposed to leave your sexuality at the door, and I never understood that. I think there's nothing sexier than becoming a mother. You give life. It's everything. And you don't change who you are inside just because you have a kid. I want my daughter to see that and be like, 'Wow, my mother was a fully actualized, sensual woman." On life after Tatum, she said: "It's been a journey, and it's been a transformation of myself—my needs and wants as a woman. I think everyone wants to hold on to what's in front of them, but when you open your mind saying, 'I want what's best for myself and my daughter,' you have to be OK with however that looks. I feel like I've been on a wave of growth."

KRISTEN STEWART IN AS AN ANGEL: Charlie has new angels. Kristen Stewart, Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott and British newcomer Ella Balinska are all in to headline the Charlie’s Angels reboot. Elizabeth Banks is directing, co-writing the script and starring as Charlie Townsend. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu played the trio in that film and its 2003 sequel, Charlie’s Angeles: Full Throttle. The reboot will make a bow September 27th, 2019.

BACHELOR ALUM JUELIA KINNEY ENGAGED TO EVAN BASS’ BROTHER AARON: Bachelor alum Juelia Kinney is set to marry Aaron Bass, the brother of former Bachelor in Paradise star Evan Bass. She shared the news on Instagram, captioning a shot of herself smooching him on a beach in Mexico: "This man. From the time I met him last year in Mexico I thought to myself he is hot – and would make such a good husband from all the good energy I felt from his heart. I didn’t think much more of it because I lived in San Diego and he lived in Nashville." Kinney was previously wed to Dustin Kinney from 2010 until he died by suicide in 2013.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

MILA KUNIS, KATE MCKINNON TALK SPY CAREERS: The Spy Who Dumped Me stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are offering their divergent takes on real-life spying. On the red carpet, McKinnon says she’s not cut out for that life: "I say no because I can’t lie. I just can’t. So I would immediately out myself to everyone I spoke to, and I would break down crying in a bathroom somewhere." Kunis, however, thinks she could pull it off: "I’m petite, so I can squish my way through iron bars. I can speak three languages. Those are my skills. I like to send that image out." Kunis also spilled on McKinnon’s laugh: "There’s two laughs that Kate has — one that’s genuine and one that’s not so genuine. I’m so proud that I got the genuine laugh because the other is like, ‘Oh, you think you’re so funny.’ You don’t want the phony one." The Spy Who Dumped Me makes its bow August 3rd.

JOSH O’CONNOR AND MARION BAILEY JOIN THE CROWN: Josh O’Connor is set to play Prince Charles, and Marion Bailey will play the Queen Mother in Netflix’s upcoming third and fourth seasons of The Crown. Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies her husband, Prince Philip. Helena Bonham Carter will portray the queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones her husband, Lord Snowdon. The second season of The Crown received 13 Emmy nominations. Season 3 launches next year.

JERSEY SHORE SETS SEASON 2 PREMIERE DATE, DROPS TEASER: MTV’s hit revival, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, will return for a second season on August 23rd. A teaser, including a pregnancy and a wedding, was also released Thursday. Jersey Shore helped give MTV its best third quarter ratings among the highly desirable 18-34 demo since 2011. The network has four of TV’s top 10 unscripted series with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation at No. 1, Teen Mom 2 at No. 2, Ex on the Beach at No. 5 and Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant at No. 8.

9 TO 5 SEQUEL A GO: A long-awaited sequel to 9 to 5 is a go, according to Jane Fonda. She says she and her fellow co-stars, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin are returning. Rashida Jones is co-writing with the original screenwriter Patricia Resnick. "My role is as an executive producer, and I'm working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers," Fonda told reporters at the Television Critics Association panel for her new HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. "Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it." 9 to 5 is one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, bringing in $103.3 million in 1980.

DISNEY CASTS JASON SCOTT LEE IN MULAN: Actor Jason Scott Lee, celebrated for his role as Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, is joining Disney’s live-action Mulan. He also played the role of Mowgli in 1994’s original live action The Jungle Book. Lee will play a villainous warrior who is bent on avenging his father’s death. Mulan will debut in 2020.

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SARAH SILVERMAN CALLED OUT FOR ‘OFFENSIVE’ JOKES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Comedian Sarah Silverman is the latest to be taken to task for a tweet she sent out several years ago. Conservative activists dug up her old tweet and are now labeling her a pedophile.

In July of 2009, Silvereman tweeted: "Hey, is it considered molestation if the child makes the first move? I'm gonna need a quick answer on this."

Townhall, a conservative publication, ran a story on the tweet with the headline: "Disney Voice Actress and Comedian Sarah Silverman Also Joked About Molesting Children."

Last year, Silverman was asked by a fan about the tweet, and she responded: "That's ok doll. Comedy is subjective. I thought it was a funny/dumb tweet 8 years ago when I posted it."

On Thursday, she posted about the controversy, tweeting: "Some very odd people R saying I'm a pedo, re: a joke from a time not that long ago when hard absurd jokes by comedians were acknowledged for what they were -- jokes -- not a disengenuous national threat to people fake-clutching their pearls (whilst ranting the country's too PC)."

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ANSEL ELGORT LOVES SHARING BEAUTY PRODUCTS, PURSES WITH GIRLFRIEND

Ansel Elgort recently signed on as Global Ambassador for Ralph Lauren Polo Red’s fragrance franchise, and the Fault in Our Stars actor seems ideally suited for the role.

He tells Refinery 29 that he often raids his girlfriend Violetta Komyshan's stash of beauty products: "I'll use her stuff. We just share everything."

And by everything he means, just that. The Baby Driver star tells People: "We share handbags — I wear handbags now. Purses are really cool, or like the ones you put over your shoulder. You can put your camera in there, your phone, your wallet. Sometimes if I’m wearing tight pants I don’t want to put anything in my pocket. Or sometimes it falls out of my pocket. So we share those now."

Regarding his favorite scent (he is the face of a fragrance after all), the 24-year-old says: "I really love home-cooked meals, the smell of food in the oven."

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ANNE HATHAWAY CHECKS WHITE PRIVILEGE IN NIA WILSON POST

A white man stabbed two young black women, one of them to death, in Oakland on Sunday night. Nia Wilson, 18, died as her sister, Lahtifa, 26, tried to protect her. The suspect was arrested Tuesday. The violence has been interpreted as racist in nature, and activists and celebrities have flooded social media with their outrage.

Anne Hathaway joined them Wednesday night with a powerful post that called on white people, including herself, to reflect on their privilege.

"The murder of Nia Wilson—may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here—is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence," Hathaway wrote. "She is not a hashtag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man."

She continued, writing that "all black people fear for their lives DAILY...and have done so for GENERATIONS." She added, "White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence."

"Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves—how 'decent' are we really?," she continued. "Not in our intent, but in our actions? In our lack of action?"

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INDUSTRY NEWS

REAL HOUSEWIVES TO PUT TRADEMARK FASHION ON THE BLOCK: It’s all for a good cause. The Real Housewives of New York City have inked a deal with resale site thredUP on iconic pieces from the closets of Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps, among others. "Summer is always a great time for a detox. Cleaning out my closet and selling my clothes with thredUP feels like the perfect way to kick off a cleansing period. Keeping my home in order gives me a sense of calm. An organized home is an organized mind! It’s time for me to let someone else enjoy my clothes while raising money for a good cause," says Radziwill. Shoppers can expect to see couture items like Diane von Furstenberg and Balenciaga, starting July 24th. Would you want to shop the RHONY’s closets?

JONAH HILL’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT DROPS TRAILER: Fans are getting their first look at Jonah Hill’s skateboarding coming-of-age film, Mid90s. Stevie (Sunny Suljic), plays a 13-year-old living in L.A. who makes friends with kids who hang out at a skate shop. His older brother (Lucas Hedges) is equal parts loving friend and bully. The film drops October 19th.

JAMES CAMERON BACKS BID FOR THOUSANDS OF TITANIC ITEMS: James Cameron is helping to back a bid by a group of British museums who seek to acquire a collection of 5,500 artifacts from the sunken Titanic ship. The group aims to raise $20 million to buy the items salvaged by an American company. Cameron, who directed the epic 1997 film Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, noted his concerns about the collection. "That's why people who feel some protective role have stepped up and kind of linked arms," Cameron said in a statement. "It's an incredible piece of history, an object lesson about human hubris. If it gets sold into private hands, it disappears from the public eye. It would be broken up and could never be reassembled." Items include a section of the ship's hull and a bronze cherub decoration from the ship's grand staircase.

HILARY SWANK AND BLYTHE DANNER SERVE UP REMINDERS IN WHAT THEY HAD: Call your mom! In the new trailer for Elizabeth Chomko’s What They Had, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Robert Forster, explore the devastation that occurs—even in a happy family—when a parent begins to decline. What They Had lands in theaters this October.

BILL SIMMONS INKS NEW DEAL WITH HBO: After finding his groove with Andre the Giant (the most-watched documentary in HBO Sports history with 7 million viewers), Bill Simmons is extending his deal with HBO. He is set to create and produce sports-themed content across HBO’s portfolio. In a statement, he said: "I’m thrilled to keep going with the HBO family and can’t wait to get started on a couple of the more ambitious projects we’ve hatched. I witnessed it firsthand with our Andre doc — when you create something unique for HBO, they’ve built so much trust and equity in their audience over the years that it’s always going to be seen. Every single time. If it’s good and it’s on HBO, it will stand out. Even though we have more entertainment choices than ever right now, HBO still cuts through in an incredibly precise, almost unassailable way — and they work better with creatives than anyone, period. I am lucky to work with them and I know it."

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‘TEEN MOM’ JENELLE EVANS PULLS OUT GUN IN ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans pulled out a gun during a road rage incident on Monday’s episode of the MTV hit, and fans are outraged.

Her 8-year-old son Jace was in the car as Evans, a mother of three, became increasingly enraged as a truck tailgated her.

During the incident, Evans slammed on her brakes, yelling, "Are you f---ing kidding me, dude? Oh my God." Evans then proceeded to follow the driver home, while relating the incident to her husband David Eason on the phone.

"Now I’m in front of his house," she told her husband as she continued to yell at the driver. "'I got three cameras in my car; they got the whole thing I just called the law on you, you were tailgating me, you dumba--.'"

When she finally decided to leave his house, she hit his mailbox with her car and the other driver tried to block her from leaving, at which point she pulled out her gun. (MTV did not show the footage, and instead wrote in white text on a black screen that she pulled out her firearm).

When she did get back on the road, police pulled her over. No one has been charged in the incident.

FANS REACT

Interestingly, some fans seemed just as angry that Jace was riding in the front seat as they were that she got a gun.

A user wrote, "Seriously Jenelle? Why on earth does Jace ride in the front seat of your car?? Don’t you know the AMA recommends kids ride in the backseat until at least age 12?"

Other fans begged MTV to intervene and take her kids from her.

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