HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND BEN BRAFMAN HAVE TO FACE JUDGE ON SPLIT: While Harvey Weinstein appears to have given Ben Brafman the green light to leave his case just months before his criminal trial on sexual assault begins, they still have to have their split...Read More »
STEVE CARELL TEAMS UP WITH OFFICE VETS FOR SPACE FORCE: Steve Carell is teaming up with The Office exec producer Greg Daniels on a new workplace comedy, Space Force. The series will star Carell (he will also produce), and will land on Netflix. The series centers around people tasked with creating a sixth leg of the armed services … the Space Force. No word on who else will star or when fans can expect to see Space Force.
JENNY MCCARTHY TALKS REAL BEAUTY: Before Jenny McCarthy’s Masked Singer premiered last night (Wednesday), the 46-year-old opened up perception versus reality when it comes to beauty. She told People of her husband Donnie Walhberg: "The most beautiful thing anyone has ever said to me, by far, is my husband who said, numerous times, as I’ve said ‘I just want to look younger or prettier’ in my insecure moments, and he says, ‘You can’t ever look more beautiful, you can look different, but never more beautiful.'" McCarthy stars alongside Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger and Ken Jeong as judges on the new Fox singing competition show, which features 12 celeb contestants performing in disguise to obscure their identities. The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Fox.
AMANDA SEYFRIED RUNS INTO FILM DADS: Hi dads! Amanda Seyfried, 33, happened to have a run-in with her two on-screen fathers at the Geneva airport in Switzerland. She ran into Pierce Brosnan, 65, and Hugh Jackman, 50. Brosnan share a shot of the trio on Instagram, writing: "So there I am sitting in the airport lounge at Geneva airport and who should walk into my day but Amanda and Hugh …love you both and all the work that you do safe travels." Jackman’s Jean Valjean cared for Seyfried’s Cosette after her mother’s death in 2012’s Les Misérables, while Brosnan plays one of Seyfried’s three possible dads in both 2008’s Mamma Mia and 2018’s Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
ZOE SALDANA SHOWS GAMORA TRANSFORMATION: Zoe Saldana has been playing the Guardian of the Galazy’s Gamora for nearly five years, and the process of transformation she must undergo to embody the Marvel icon is, well, heroic. The 40-year-old shared a video of the transformation on Instagram, writing: "Hair up! What goes on, must come off! Adios Gamora…for now."Read More »
TOM HARDY AND CHARLOTTE RILEY WELCOME BABY NO. 2: Venom star Tom Hardy and his wife Charlotte Riley have welcomed their second child together. The baby’s sex and name have not been shared, though E! reports that stories that the child was dubbed ...Read More »
The Fantasy Football season has come to an end and hopefully yours finished better than mine. 2018 started with gathering assets and then there was a big buy to push my team over the top, but on top of the players and strategy you need luck and that wa...Read More »
HOLLYWOOD STARS CAN MAKE $200K ON RED CARPET: Luxury brands eager for hot stars to wear their goods on the red carpet are offering major endorsement deals to them, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Placing a gown or statement jewelry with an A-Lister like Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga or Rachel Weisz can be worth between $50,000-$200,000 for a single appearance, per THR.
AQUAMAN, A STAR IS BORN GIVE WARNER BROS. BEST BOX OFFICE: Warner Bros. reached a new milestone in 2018, thanks to megahits Aquaman, A Star Is Born and The Meg. The studio raked in $42.2 billion in global ticket sales, outpacing its record $39.8 billion set last year. In North America alone, Warner Bros. nabbed $11.9 billion, up 7% from last year.
TARON EGERTON IS ROCKETMAN: Taron Egerton is starring as Elton John in Rocketman, and on Friday, Paramount released new images of Egerton in the role. Rocketman takes off May 31st. Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman is being billed as "an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years."
2018 WAS A GREAT YEAR FOR BLACK DIRECTORS: Last year saw the best turnout yet for black directors, according to a study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. This year, black directors helmed 16 of the top 100 grossing films. "This year really illuminates that the pictures of what a director 'should' look like are ways of old, and that storytellers who are given the resources and support of major companies and distributors can come from many different backgrounds," Annenberg Inclusion Initiative founder and director Stacy L. Smith tells The Hollywood Reporter. "The only thing that is restricting more individuals from being let in is the imagination of the people who greenlight."Read More »
LILI REINHART HAS A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR TROLLS: Riverdale star Lili Reinhart is dunzo with trolls on social media. The 22-year-old took to Instagram Stories with this special message:, "Hey Twitter trolls, I'm in a tropical paradise drinking strawberry coladas and exploring an island, lol what u doin." Do you engage with haters online?
RONNIE ORTIZ-MAGRO NAMED PERSON OF INTEREST IN JEN HARLEY CASE: Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been named a person of interest by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, ET reports. The case involves an alleged break-in at his ex Jen Hartley’s home on January 1st.
TAYE DIGGS TO HOST CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS: Set It Up star Taye Diggs will host the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards on January 13th. Said Diggs of the honor: "I am truly honored and ridiculously excited to be hosting the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, especially since, as an actor, I recognize what a vital role the critics play in the entertainment industry today. We are all looking forward to a big night celebrating the best of the best in TV and film!"
BILL HADER BREAKS DOWN OVER KIDS: In an emotional interview, Barry star Bill Hader reveals that 2018 was his best year yet career-wise, and one of his worst as far as his personal life went. He said: "I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer. It was terrible. So I’m going, ‘Next summer I’m taking off. And I’m going to spend every day with them.’ It’s this weird thing where when you’re in this industry, you don’t have time to be with them, and it’s really, really difficult. I’m getting emotional right now talking about it." The 40-year-old shares three daughters, Hannah, 9, Harper, 6, and Hayley, 4, with his ex-wife Maggie Carey.
BLACK MIRROR’S WILL POULTER QUITS TWITTER: Will Poulter is taking a break from social media. The British star, who recently appeared in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, tweeted out: "In light of my recent experiences I am choosing to take a step back, of sorts, from Twitter. Before I do, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who has watched ‘Bandersnatch’ and for their responses (whatever they may be) to the material we created. I accept all criticisms and it’s been a delight to learn that so many of you enjoyed what many people worked very hard to produce!" The mega-streamer’s first interactive film for adults has received mixed reviews.Read More »
JOHN WICK FRANCHISE TO CONTINUE: While director Chad Stahelski is currently wrapping up work on John Wick: Chapter 3, starring Keanu Reeves, he believes there are more stories to tell. "I enjoy making these movies because there’s no limit," Stahelski tells Entertainment Weekly. "We create our own mythology, and we have a studio that both stays out of our way and supports us on the wacky decisions. If people go see the movie, and it makes money, and they came back to us, Keanu and I have ideas for days. I could live here for the rest of my career. If people like it and want to watch more, I could think of way worse ways to spend your career. But, you know, we’re in the entertainment business. We’ll let the audience figure that out." John Wick: Chapter 3, out May 17th, costars Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston and many others.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH AND TESSA THOMPSON SUIT UP: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth are reuniting after Thor: Ragnarok’s success for Men in Black International. Following a set of hits with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the franchise is bringing in new protectors of earth. F. Gary Gray directs again. Emma Thompson reprises her role as Agent O. The film lands June 14th.
NETFLIX SHARES FIRST-LOOK AT MEDICI: Fans are getting their first glimpse of period drama Medici: The Magnificent, starring Game of Thrones' Sean Bean and Teen Wolf's Daniel Sharman. This is a second season follow up Medici: Masters of Florence, which starred Bodyguard's Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman.The series, which will launch on Netflix on Friday, January 25, 2019.
WHO IS AMERICA WON’T RETURN: Showtime’s controversial Who Is America? will not return for a second season, says star and creator Sacha Baron Cohen. He admits to The Hollywood Reporter that the audacity of the show essentially killed it: "I will never be able to get a politician to bare his buttocks while screaming 'God bless America!' and screaming the N-word."Read More »
FIRST TRAILER FOR WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE DROPS: "Something unexpected has come up," says Cate Blanchett’s character in the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s film Where’d You Go, Bernadette? The movie is based on Maria Se...Read More »
MATT DAMON GRABS DINNER WITH BEN AFFLECK’S EX: Ahead of his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, the Oscar-winning Matt Damon grabbed dinner with his BFF Ben Affleck’s ex, Lindsay Shookus. The 38-year-old serves as producer on SNL (which is where she and Affleck reportedly met). The 48-year-old Damon will host the Christmas episode this week, with Miley Cyrus set to perform. Shookus and Affeck broke up after a year together in August, shortly before he entered rehab for the third time.
UPSTATE JUDGE QUITS AFTER MAKING HOMOPHOBIC REMARKS: A judge named John M. Hallett in Jefferson County, New York has resigned after reportedly making homophobic remarks when speaking to an attorney tasked with promoting a film festival honoring Viggo Mortenson. "You and Viggo Mortensen should get a hotel room and suck each other's d***s," Hallett told the attorney, according to the complaint.
KYLIE JENNER EXPANDS EMPIRE: From lips to lashes! Kylie Jenner has filed to register a trademark for KYLASH, according to The Blast. She plans to make mascara, artificial lashes, tints and eyelash serums.
FAN HITS STEVE CARELL WITH A CAR: Steve Carell had a brush with death recently when a fan accidentally hit him on his bike with her car. The 56-year-old made the revelation on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: "I was riding, pretty fast road. I made a turn, and I didn’t see the car behind me, and they hit me from behind. So I went up over the handlebars." He was shocked after getting hit, and so was the fan. "The woman who was driving the car jumped out," Carell said. "She was distraught obviously, and I went over to her, and my bike was sort of stuck under the front of her car, and she’s saying, ‘Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! It’s Steve Carell!’" He joked:"She was so excited that she hit me. It was really kind of a fun experience, a fun fan encounter."
JON GOSSELIN TALKS KIDS: Speaking at the "Real Love: Relationship Reality TV’s Past, Present & Future" event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jon Gosselin revealed that he is only on speaking terms with two of his 14-year-old sextuplets, Hannah and Collin. He doesn’t speak with his 18-year-old twins either, he revealed. "The other four aren’t talking to me, but they’re talking to Hannah," he said (via People). "It’s what the kids want to do. If they don’t want to talk to me, that’s fine, as long as they keep up their sibling connections." He won legal and physical custody of Collin in November, and Hannah lives with him as well. (Collin is currently in treatment for reported mental challenges). Kate Gosselin has custody of the other kids.
BOB SAGET TALKS OLSEN TWINS: Still tight. Bob Saget has known Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen since they were babies, and he says they’re still close. The 62-year-old told Us Weekly that they still chat on the regular. "I love them and I do feel related," he told Us exclusively when asked if he feels paternal instincts toward the twins. "I am very close emotionally with Ashley and Mary-Kate. Ashley just texted me they can’t make it tonight — they’re working — but they donated some wonderful items from The Row. They’re always incredibly generous and I’ll see them in L.A. We make a point of seeing each other at least once or twice a year."
JOSH HENDERSON ARRESTED: The Arrangement and Desperate Housewives alum Josh Henderson was arrested in L.A. on Tuesday for suspected burglary, according to multiple reports. The 37-year-old was reported by a neighbor for stealing $7,000 worth of jewelry from their home. He reportedly posted $50,000 bail and is free. Sources close to the star are claiming it’s a case of mistaken identity. He is due in court on January 3rd.Read More »
JANA KRAMER LASHES OUT AT BODY CRITICS: New mom Jana Kramer has had it up to here with unwanted pointers about her body. The One Tree Hill alum took to the ‘Gram to vent. She wrote: "Honestly I’m so frustrated and I need to vent this. wanted to post this photo (showing my stomach) because I wanted to show my journey back to healthy and my goodness I’m so glad I didn’t which is why this photo is now cropped." She recently received blowback for photos she shared of herself and son Jace Joseph, whom she welcomed in November with husband Mike Caussin. "No I didn’t get a tummy tuck, no I don’t have a personal chef, no I don’t have fortunes so I didn’t train everyday," she said. "Yes I had a C-section, yes I am still in pain and on meds but I do have a high pain tolerance."
SHAUN WEISS ARRESTED: Troubled Mighty Ducks alum Shaun Weiss was arrested for shoplifting $200 worth of goods from an L.A. Rite Aid, according to TMZ. This comes after his arrest in November for public intoxication.
THE BACHELOR CONTESTANT TRACY SHAPOFF APOLOGIZES FOR OFFENSIVE TWEETS: Bachelor Nation is rocked by controversy once again. After ABC revealed the names of the 30 women who would vie for Colton Underwood’s heart on The Bachelor’s upcoming season 23, fans uncovered offensive tweets posted by stylist Tracy Shapoff. She previously fat-shamed people and made racist comments; on Friday, she apologized. "I want to start by expressing my sincerest apologizes for the extremely hurtful words that I said many years ago," she wrote on Instagram on Friday. "I'm so sorry for those who I have offended. I am beyond mortified that I ever had those thoughts and then proceeded to express them. By no means does this reflect the person who I am today. To the people who do not know me, I am a loving, kind, thoughtful, generous, and compassionate woman. I am not mean-hearted or hurtful."
LISA VANDERPUMP OPENS UP ABOUT MONEY: Lisa Vanderpump prefers cash to credit, thanks. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star revealed in an InStyle interview published Friday: "You’re not gonna believe it, I don’t even have a credit card. I have a debit card, and it comes out of my account. Because if I had a credit card, I would never pay the bills. I just wouldn’t remember." And she does like the finer things in life, she admits. "My parents never lavished gifts and money on us. God, I hope they don’t read this. They were a bit stingy," she said. "I would get nice Christmas and birthday presents, but they were frugal. So I worked every school holiday."
CHRISTMAS ARRIVES AT KENSINGTON: The royal family is celebrating Christmas with a stunningly decorated 30-foot tree outside of the home where Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live. The Historic Royal Palaces, a charity tasked with looking over historical landmarks, shared an image of the work that went into erecting and decorating the elegant tree.Read More »
YVONNE ORJI NABS BOOK DEAL: Yvonne Orji has signed with Flatiron Books, which will publish her faith-based book, Bamboozled by Jesus. The release date of the book Is not known. Orji, who stars as Molly Carter on HBO’s Insecure, has long been outspoken about her faith. The book is being described as an advice book that details her journey toward understanding her life and the Bible.
DESTROYER DIRECTOR TALKS DEFYING LABELS: The director of Nicole Kidman’s new film Destroyer opens up in The Hollywood Reporter about how some wanted to railroad her career based on her gender. Karyn Kusama says she noticed "the focus" on her gender 10 years ago while directing Jennifer’s Body. She says: "The more I'm put in that box of ‘female director,’ the more I feel like it's a way to keep me forever handicapped in a larger environment. I'm trying to figure out how to articulate this conundrum without sounding ungrateful or unsisterly, because I'm both very grateful and very sisterly. I'm also a filmmaker who's been in cultural conversation with myself and others as a woman, actively and deeply, for close to five decades." Do you feel like female directors get labeled and railroaded into certain genres of films?
MOVIEPASS REVAMPS AGAIN: MoviePass has changed its subscription pricing model yet again. Three new plans, which will be available January 1st, will still limit moviegoers to three films a month. Basic plans will range from $10 to $15 a month depending location, and certain new releases will be off limits; the $15 to $20 middle tier removes those restrictions. The top tier (at $20 to $25) gives subscribers 3D or Imax privileges, but only one per month.
RYAN REYNOLDS IS MAKING A HORROR FILM: 20th Century Fox is teaming up with New Regency on The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine. The film will be produced by Ryan Reynolds through his Maximum Effort production company, along with Roy Lee and Jon Berg through Vertigo. It will be based on the Jasper DeWitt novella of the same name, originally published on Reddit No Sleep, about a doctor who tries to heal his most challenging patient.Read More »
JESSICA SIMPSON CLAPS BACK AT NATALIE PORTMAN: Jessica Simpson is responding to Natalie Portman’s remark to USA Today: "I remember being a teenager, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying 'I'm a virgin' while wearing a bikini, and I was confused. Like, I don't know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl." In response, the 38-year-old Simpson tweeted: "@Natalieportman- I was disappointed this morning when I read that I 'confused' you by wearing a bikini in a published photo taken of me when I was still a virgin in 1999. As public figures, we both know our image is not totally in our control at all times, and that the industry we work in often tries to define us and box us in. However, I was taught to be myself and honor the different ways all women express themselves, which is why I believed then- and I believe now- that being sexy in a bikini and being proud of my body are not synonymous with having sex." Portman apologized, telling People: "I was talking about the confusion I felt as a young girl seeing the messages that I felt the media was sending out to young girls about very specific ways we should be. I made a mistake to say a name. It was absolutely not directed at her. I feel bad that she was hurt."
JENNIFER ANISTON OPENS UP ABOUT THERAPY: She’s in therapy, no biggie! Jennifer Aniston reacted with complete honesty to reports that she sought out therapy following her split from Justin Theroux. The 49-year-old told Extra when asked: "I’ve been in therapy for years!" She is currently promoting Dumplin,’ set to land on Netflix December 7th.
KIM KARDASHIAN POSTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO SAINT: Saint West was the star of Kim Kardashian’s social media feed Wednesday, as she posted a shot of him with a special birthday message for the now 3-year-old. She wrote: "Happy Birthday to my favorite boy my Sainty Joon. I must have done something really special to deserve having you as my son. I love you to the galaxy and back."
WILL LAWSUIT DISRUPT KEVIN HART’S OSCARS PREP? Kevin Hart is set to host the Oscars, but according to The Blast, a New York judge just rejected his attempt to have a $2 million suit against him dropped. The judge states: "The Court concludes that the defendants have failed to establish entitlement to judgment as a matter of law and that there are material and triable issues of fact presented and thus the motion for summary judgment must be denied." The case, brought by former partner iGo Marketing & Entertainment, is set to go on trial January 17th, 2019, about a month before his February 24th Oscar-hosting gig.
LOGAN PAUL ACCUSED OF MISTREATING TIGER: Logan Paul is being criticized over a YouTube video that showed footage of a tiger. The owner of the tiger, Nicholas Perkins, was charged with four criminal counts, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, The Blast reports. The tiger was identified from videos that Paul posted. While Paul didn’t harm the tiger, the city attorney says, "Tigers and other exotic animals are not pets," adding, "Keeping those potentially dangerous animals in a residential setting poses a serious safety risk for residents."Read More »
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN ADOPTING DONKEY AND EMU BFFs: A North Carolina animal rescue org is giving Jeffrey Dean Morgan a shout-out. The Walking Dead star is adopting a donkey and emu who have become BFFs, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon s...Read More »
AWKWAFINA IS GETTING A SHOW ABOUT HER LIFE: Tawk show host Awkwafina is ending 2018 on a high note (after her breakout roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8, and becoming the second Asian woman to host Saturday Night Live), by signing a deal with Comedy Central for a show based on her life. She said of the 10 half-hour episodes, which will show her early-20 days of living in Queens with her father and grandmother: "I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today. I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised."
CARSON DALY RECRUITS CHRISSY TEIGEN AND LESLIE JONES TO CO-HOST NYE: Carson Daly is getting some of his famous pals to help out as he hosts New Year’s Eve again from NYC’s Times Square on December 31st. He has enlisted Chrissy Teigen as a co-host, and Emmy nominee Leslie Jones will also be joining the party. Grammy winner Keith Urban is slated to perform live in Nashville and host the Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve from Nashville's Bicentennial State Park. This year's special airs Monday, Dec. 31 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT with a break for local news and return for the final countdown to 2019 from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on NBC.
NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES WINNER: Roma, a black and white Spanish language film set in 1970s Mexico City, nabbed Best Picture at the annual The New York Film Critics Circle awards Thursday. The film’s director, Alfonso Cuarón, also won the directing and cinematography prizes. Regina Hall won Best Actress for her role in Support the Girls, while Ethan Hawke won Best Actor for his part in First Reformed.
PETE DAVIDSON RETURNS TO INSTAGRAM: Two months after breaking up with Ariana Grande, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is returning to Instagram. In a series of photos, the 25-year-old plugged his upcoming film, Big Time Adolescence.
RITA MORENO JOINS WEST SIDE STORY REMAKE: Rita Moreno’s portrayal of Anita in the 1961 original West Side Story made her a star and won her an Oscar. Now, she is joining Steven Spielberg’s remake. The 86-year-old will play Valentina, the owner of a corner store where Tony works. Ansel Elgort plays Tony.
CHANNING TATUM RESPONDS TO AMANDA BYNES CLAIM THAT SHE LAUNCHED HIS CAREER: Channing Tatum has nothing but love for Amanda Bynes, who recently took credit for his career in a Paper Magazine interview. She said of his casting in She’s the Man: "I totally fought for Channing because he wasn’t famous yet." When Entertainment Tonight asked the Magic Mike star about her remark, he kept it simple, saying, "I love her."Read More »
COURT REJECTS KARDASHIAN BID TO THROW BLAC CHYNA SUIT OUT: The legal drama between Blac Chyna, her ex Rob Kardashian and the rest of his family rages on. On Wednesday, her lawyer Lisa Bloom announced that "the court rejected the Kardashian family&rsquo...Read More »
JULIE CHEN RETURNING TO BIG BROTHER: After her husband Leslie Moonves ouster from CBS following sexual harassment allegations that emerged against the CEO, many wondered what Julie Chen’s future would be. Chen almost immediately stepped away from The View, but the TV personality continued to help host Big Brother. Now, she is officially back in as host for Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, which airs its second season beginning January 21st.
SPONGEBOB CREATOR IS DEAD: Stephen Hillenberg, 57, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants has died at age 57. The reported cause of death was ALS. "We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS," Nickelodeon said in a statement. "He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family. Steve imbued SpongeBob SquarePants with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere. His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination."
KIM CATTRALL OPTING OUT OF SATC BECAUSE OF TEENAGE SEX? Kim Cattrall refused to participate in the Sex and the City film threequel because she didn’t like the direction the story took, according to the latest round of reports about the film's demise. While the star was always reportedly fine with the raunchy decisions her character Samantha Jones made, she drew the line at sexting with Miranda Hobbes’ (Cynthia Nixon) 14-year-old son, according to reports. E! News writes that Cattrall "never wanted to really do the movie to begin with," due to a salary disparity for her appearance and work in the third film, it was the "bad script" that was the final straw.
MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY SPEND ANNIVERSARY APART: Trouble in paradise? Not by the looks of it. Exactly a year ago today, American actress Meghan Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry, and while many expected them to be together to mark the occasion, the pair were continents apart. Harry is off in Zambia doing work for the royal family and meeting with reps for veterans and parks. Meghan, meanwhile, is hanging in London, reportedly laying low with the baby they’re expecting and, some observers speculate, due to fears of contracting Zika, which can negatively impact developing fetuses.
ALICIA SILVERSTONE TO PAY EX SPOUSAL SUPPORT: Per their divorce agreement, Alicia Silverstone will pay her ex Chris Jarecki $12,000 a month in spousal support, TMZ reports. However, if Jarecki lives with someone for five months within a one-year period, Silverstone, 42, is off the hook. They also agreed to share legal and physical custody of their son Bear Blu, 7.Read More »
OPRAH WINFREY’S MOTHER DIES AT AGE 83: Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, has died at age 83. Winfrey’s spokeswoman confirmed the news Monday, saying she died at home in Milwaukee on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd. Private funeral ...Read More »
FRANKIE MUNIZ GETS ENGAGED AFTER CRAZY WEEK: Frankie Muniz's home got flooded (his cat turned on the faucet) and he lost his beloved uncle in recent days, but it looks like things may be turning around. His new fiancée Paige Price shared their happy news on Instagram. "When you’re a little girl, you dream of marrying the man of your dreams," she captioned a slideshow of the couple kissing, embracing and looking thrilled in a romantic outdoor setting with lanterns. "You think of all these extravagant things from the way he asks you, to the dress you’re going to wear, to the music you’re going to dance to with your father. Sometimes, reality has a tendency to overstep your dreams and really surprise you." She added that Muniz is the "master of proposals."
REPORT: JENNIFER GARNER TO SPEND HOLIDAYS WITH JOHN MILLER: Jennifer Garner and her new flame John Miller "are planning to spend the upcoming holidays together," a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. The 46-year-old Garner will spend Thanksgiving with her ex Ben Affleck and their three children, Violet, 13, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6, and then see Miller later. On Christmas, the pair will reportedly embark on a romantic getaway.
JOSHUA JACKSON STEPS OUT WITH NEW FLAME: More than two years after he bid farewell to his longtime love Diane Kruger, it seems the 40-year-old Joshua Jackson may have a new leading lady in his life. He was spotted out with actress Jodie Turner-Smith, 32, on Sunday, keeping it casual and fun over lunch. She can be seen next in the new SyFy series Nightflyers, which debuts Dec. 2. Meanwhile, Kruger, 42, has found new love with The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. Details are scant, but according to reports, the pair recently welcomed a child together.
MILA KUNIS, KRISTEN BELL TRY, FAIL TO GET CHANNING TATUM TO STRIP: Bad Moms co-stars Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell did their best on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s RED Shopathan. They were determined to give America what it wants, but unfortunately, Channing Tatum wasn’t cooperating. "It’s Channing Tatum. He is pure man candy and I’m telling you I have a sweet tooth!" Bell enthused. As Bell and Kunis fretted over his still-clad torso, Tatum piped up: "Wait, really? I’m a serious actor, OK? All you care about is whether I’m going to take off, I don’t know, show some skin or something. Yeah, I am talking to you ladies. I’m more than just a piece of meat. I’m a piece of meat with feelings." Kimmel’s pal and security guard Guillermo Rodriguez tried to help out, asking if he could take a shirtless selfie with him, at which point Tatum walked away. "Take it off! A little bit! Just the shoulder," Kunis urged the Magic Mike star. "I’m not a piece of meat!" Tatum jokingly screamed back.
NICOLE KIDMAN RECALLS SKYDIVING WITH TOM CRUISE: The 51-year-old Nicole Kidman has been named Variety’s Show Woman of the Year, and inside the magazine, she opens up about moving to the U.S. from Australia after falling in love with Tom Cruise on the set of 1990’s Days of Thunder. In the piece, her pal Hugh Jackman tells Variety that she and Cruise bonded over their love of thrills. "Did you know she can jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet?" Jackman reveals. "I think one day she did it like six times. She and Tom used to do it. She loved it." Kidman and Cruise divorced in 2001 after more than a decade of marriage. They share two adopted children together, Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23.Read More »
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TRIBUTES TO WILLIAM GOLDMAN POUR IN: Hollywood took to social media to toast the passing of screenwriter William Goldman, who died Thursday at age 87 from complications due to colon cancer. Goldman won Oscars for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men. His other writing credits include the novels and screenplays for Marathon Man (1976), Magic (1978) and the much-loved The Princess Bride (1987). Among those sharing their fond remembrances: Rob Riener, Stephen King, Topher Grace, Randi Mayem Singer, Ben Stiller, Josh Gad and Alan Horn.
TRAILER FOR SMILF RETURN LANDS: Frankie Shaw’s SMILF is headed back to Showtime in January, with a star-studded cast, including Melanie Griffith, Claudia O’Doherty, Ally Sheedy, Ari Graynor, Dan Aid and Stormy Daniels, plus returning stars Rosie O’Donnell and Connie Britton. Tune in for Season 2 on Showtime Sunday, January 20, at 10:30 p.m.
2019 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS ANNOUNCED: On Friday, Film Independent announced the nominees for the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards. Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon did the honors at L.A.’s W Hotel. Nominees for Best Feature were: Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace and You Were Never Really Here. The 34th Spirit Awards will air live on IFC on Saturday, Feb. 23.
MARK OSBORNE TO HELM ESCAPE FROM HAT: Oscar nominee Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, Little Prince) is set to direct Escape From Hat, an animated feature for Netflix. Adam Kline (Artemis Fowl, The Clockwork War) is penning the script. The movie is set in a fairytale world full of naughty black cats and magical rabbits. "Escape From Hat tells a story about friendship and magic, which perfectly mirrors how I feel about getting to reunite with my friend Mark at Netflix after ten years," Melissa Cobb, vp of kids & family at Netflix, said in announcing the project. "I cannot wait for audiences around the world to immerse themselves in our fantastical magic trick gone awry, where they will find an epic and imaginative world of good versus evil."Read More »
MTV ACQUIRES SNOWGLOBE FESTIVAL: As part of its live events push, MTV has acquired the SnowGlobe Music Festival, an annual three-day event held in South Lake Tahoe, California in December. The show draws about 20,000 attendees and mixes live music, art...Read More »
KEVIN HART SCORES COMEDY DEVELOPMENT DEAL AT ABC: Kevin Hart will exec produce Don’t Call It a Comeback for ABC, Variety reports. Courtney Lilly is also exec producing, and writing as well. Don’t Call It is a single-camera family comedy about a divorced dad with a one-hit wonder from back in the 90s. "Courtney’s idea is funny, relatable and most importantly has so much heart—all the elements that belong in a HartBeat production," Hart said. "I’m so excited to work with him and everybody at ABC." Hart is a busy man; he is also currently working on comedies for NBC and Fox.
VIOLA DAVIS REVEALS INSPIRATION FOR ANNALISE KEATING: The character of Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder is pansexual because Viola Davis was "transformed" watching trans TV star and model Jazz Jennings. The 53-year-old tells PrideSource: "They were talking about who they see themselves with in the future, and they were like, 'Whoever, you know. I’m open. I’m open to a boy, I’m open to a girl.' And they started talking about just the attributes of the people they wanted to be with. That transformed me more than anything." Soon, she began thinking it was "a great idea for Annalise because Annalise is so damaged, so traumatized that what if she just said, 'I'm just open to love'? God, think about what we can explore there."
RUPAUL’S ALL-STAR CAST REVEALED: The new lineup for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4 was announced Friday. On tap will be Farrah Moan, Latrice Royal and Gia Gunn, Manila Luzon, Monet X Change, Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls, Trinity Taylor, Jasmine Masters and Valentina. The fourth season premieres Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. EST on VH1.
DAMON WAYANS JR. LAUNCHES TWO SHAKES: Damon Wayans Jr. has launched a production company he dubbed Two Shakes Entertainment, which has a two-year first-look deal at CBS TV Studios, Deadline reports. Wayans says Two Shakes is dedicated to working with diverse voices in front of and behind the camera. Its first project is Glamorous, which is set to appear on the CW. The story will follow a gender non-conforming high school grad who lands a gig interning at a makeup company he slammed on YouTube.Read More »
AMY SCHUMER SHARES SONOGRAM: Baby’s first selfie! Amy Schumer shared a peek inside her latest ultrasound, with the babe putting on quite the performance. "Oh my God, it’s moving all around," the comedian, 37, said while watching the screen. "See? It has so much energy. That’s why I’m puking every day." Schumer announced her pregnancy on October 22nd. The baby will be a first for both her and husband Chris Fischer.
AMERICA FERRERA GETS CANDID ABOUT POST-PREGNANCY BOD: America Ferrera graced the cover of Health for their December issue, and inside, she discussed her changing relationship to body image during and after pregnancy. For starters, the 34-year-old explains that she "swore off scales" well before she became pregnant. And now, five months after giving birth to her son Sebastian, she is still trying to give herself a break. "I’m just now starting to feel like I want to feel strong in my body again," Ferrera tells Health. "I didn’t work out as much as I imagined I would during my pregnancy. I was in triathlon shape when I got pregnant. I had so much on my plate and something had to give." Besides, she says, "You create life. I found so much power in that."
MICHAEL DOUGLAS HONORS FATHER AT WALK OF FAME CEREMONY: After five decades in the spotlight, Michael Douglas is finally getting a star on the Walk of Fame! The 74-year-old hailed his father Kirk, who is 101. "My dad is here," Michael said, after giving shout-outs to wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and son Cameron. "In a month, Kirk turns 102 years old. So those of you who took the under on him taking 80, you lost a long time ago. It means so much to me, Dad, that you're here today. I'll say it simply and with all my heart: I'm so proud to be your son."
KATE BOSWORTH AND JACK WHITEHALL SPOTTED OUT: Kate Beckinsale, 45, and British comedian Jack Whitehall, 30, were spotted out in PDA mode at Craig’s in West Hollywood, E! reports. An insider spills: "They met each other inside and sat at a table just the two of them. They shared a few things for dinner such as pizza, salad and Craig's famous vegan ice cream, and had several drinks. They were in the restaurant chatting and drinking for hours. It definitely looked like a date. They were sitting close together while talking and they were both leaning into one another and cuddling at several moments throughout their dinner." While they left the restaurant together, they reportedly reunited at a karaoke bar called the Blind Dragon, where they sat close and "passionately" kissed.
HILARY DUFF SHARES CUTE FAMILY SELFIE: Hilary Duff welcomed daughter Banks Violet Bair with Matthew Koma last month, and now she is sharing a cute shot of her burgeoning family on her Instagram Story. In it, Koma holds the baby as Duff grins. She also shares a 6-year-old son, Luca, with her ex Mike Comrie.
JON GOSSELIN FILES FOR FULL CUSTODY OF SON: Jon Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 fame filed for physical custody of his son Collin, Us Weekly reports. He is currently in an inpatient program for children with special needs. Jon and Kate share 14-year-old sextuplets Collin, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden and twins Cara and Mady, 18. Jon and Kate were married from 1999-2009. Jon has custody of Hannah, while the other kids live with Kate.Read More »
VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGELS CONFIRMED: Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are set for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the company announced Thursday. VS Angels Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo (back from a three-year hiatus), Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill, who'll open the show, will also make their way down the catwalk. The show airs on ABC on Sunday, December 2nd. Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts will headline. The final show will take place in NYC following stints in London, Paris and Shanghai.
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT INJURED ON SET: Joseph Gordon-Levitt flipped over the handlebars of a bicycle on the set of his upcoming movie Power, sustaining an injury. The 37-year-old made light of the slip-up on Instagram, acknowledging that he also sustained a bike-related injury on 2012’s Premium Rush.
MINDY KALING SHARES FIRST SNAP OF DAUGHTER: Her little lion! The 39-year-old Wrinkle in Time star Mindy Kaling dressed as a bottle of mustard and dressed Katherine Kaling as a lion. Her 10-month-old looked the part in her first public shot (her back was to the camera though). "Happy Halloween from this bottle of mustard and her little lion," Mindy wrote.
LIEV SCHREIBER TO MAKE SNL HOSTING DEBUT: Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber will host Saturday Night Live on November 10th. He’ll be joined by Lil’ Wayne, who will perform for the second time as a solo musical guest and third overall. This coming weekend Jonah Hill will host with musical guest Maggie Rogers.Read More »
JASON BLUM APOLOGIZES FOR REMARKS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum is apologizing for claiming that a woman has never directed one of his films because "there are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are ...Read More »
KHLOE KARDASHIAN’S TWISTED SISTERS RENEWED: Investigation Discovery has ordered a second season of true-crime series Twisted Sisters, which is exec produced by Khloe Kardashian. The show has nabbed strong ratings, with 1.3 million viewers per wee...Read More »
NORM MACDONALD DEFENDS LOUIS C.K., CHRIS HARDWICK, ROSEANNE BARR: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Norm Macdonald weighs in on several divisive issues in comedy, and comes out swinging for accused sexual assaulters Louis C.K. and Chris Hardwick, and the disgraced Roseanne Barr. "She was just so broken and crying constantly," Macdonald said of Barr. "There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that. When asked about #MeToo, he said of Hardwick: "It used to be, ‘One hundred women can’t be lying.’ And then it became, ‘One woman can’t lie.’ And that became, ‘I believe all women.’ And then you’re like, ‘What?’ Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there." Norm Macdonald Has a Show debuts on Netflix on September 14. He is set to interview Jane Fonda, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Macdonald's former SNL boss Lorne Michaels, among others.
CAMILLE COSBY BLASTS JUDGE ON BILL COSBY CASE: Bill Cosby’s wife Camille wants the judge who oversaw his retrial and conviction on sexual assault charges to step aside ahead of sentencing later this month. Cosby’s legal team filed a motion requesting that Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill recuse himself, a request O’Neill previously denied. The 81-year-old is scheduled for sentencing on September 24th.
COLIN FERRELL DEFENDS USE OF N-WORD: Colin Farrell is defending the use of the N-word in his upcoming heist thriller Windows co-starring Robert Duvall. "It’s the weakness sometimes of what people who claim to be strong, perceive as weakness, is where the seeds of change lives," Farrell said. "The majority of, if not all the wrongdoings, in the world take place in silent conversations. … So this is a conversation that been going on between him and his father." Director Steve McQueen also weighed in: "We’re no fools. We have to project reality onscreen, because that’s what art is about, and we have to transform it and reveal it." Windows drops November 16th.
HALLE BERRY DIRECTING AND STARRING IN BRUISED: Halle Berry is making her directorial debut in MMA dram Bruised. She will also star as Jackie "Justice," a disgraced MMA fighter with personal demons to battle as well as a professional reputation to recapture.
HEIDI KLUM ADMITS SHE GHOSTED DRAKE: Heidi Klum ignored Drake when he asked her out, after admitting she was crushing on him on a previous The Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance. "Sorry, Drake. You snooze, you lose. You know what I mean? He was basically like a week too late," the 45-year-old said during another Ellen appearance on Tuesday. "Someone who I know knows him, and I guess he asked to have my number, and then he texted me. And I was like, oh my gosh, this is so weird. But then I never texted him back because I found the love of my life."
DISNEY STAR ‘EMBARRASSED’ AFTER GUN ARREST: Disney star David Henrie was arrested for carrying a loaded gun at LAX Monday. "I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today," he wrote in an Instagram post Monday evening. "I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport. I am sorry for any trouble it caused, but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country." Henrie starred in The Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012. He was released on $10,000 bail and is due in court October 1st. Meanwhile, fellow Wizards alum Daniel Samonas was busted for DUI at Burning Man, TMZ reports.
BRISTOL PALIN SHARES INSIGHT INTO HER DIVORCE: Bristol Palin says she is getting real about her life with now-ex Dakota Meyer on Teen Mom OG. "If my life resonates with someone else, then I think God gave me a platform to do that," Sarah Palin’s 27-year-old daughter spills in a new trailer for the MTV hit. "My husband, Dakota, has been struggling with PTSD and it’s been hard on our marriage," she admits. "We don’t know how to co-exist together. I don’t want to raise my kids to think this is what a marriage looks like, you know." The pair split in February after a year-and-a-half of marriage.Read More »