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Arsenio Hall To Dismiss $5 Million Lawsuit Against Sinead O'Connor For Prince Comments


Sinead O'Connor apologized Wednesday for suggesting in a 2016 Facebook post that Arsenio Hall provided Prince with drugs, an accusation which prompted the former talk show host to file a $5 million lawsuit against the Irish singer.
 
In light of O'Connor's apology, the lawsuit will be dismissed, Hall's publicist said.
 
Prince died in April 2016 at the age of 57.
 
"Arsenio Hall and Sinead O'Connor announce that Sinead has retracted and apologized for statements she made about Arsenio last year, which prompted his defamation lawsuit against her, and the lawsuit has been resolved," read a joint statement sent to ABC News by Hall's publicist.
 
The publicist also provided O'Connor's retraction and apology, attributed to the singer, which read, "I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio Hall to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince's drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death. I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally."
 
Hall's publicist confirmed to ABC News, "Arsenio's lawyers have confirmed that now that Arsenio's reputation has been restored by Sinead's unequivocal retraction and apology, the lawsuit will be dismissed."
 
Sinead O'Connor Responds to Arsenio Hall's $5 Million Defamation Lawsuit: It's 'Laughable'
Arsenio Hall Suing Sinead O'Connor for $5 Million for Suggesting He Provided Prince With Drugs
As ABC News previously reported, O'Connor on May 2, 2016 wrote on her Facebook page, "Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's b****). Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County Sherrif's office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie murphy's house. You best get tidying your man cave."
 
In the lawsuit subsequently filed in May by Hall, his attorneys denied O'Connor's allegations, writing, "The malicious statements made by O'Connor are absolutely false, and O'Connor's heinous accusations that Hall engaged in this criminal conduct are despicable, fabricated lies ... "The truth is that Hall never supplied illegal drugs to Prince, and he never 'spiked' O'Connor with drugs," the paperwork continues." The suit also claims O'Connor knew the accusations were false before she posted them on her Facebook page.
 
O'Connor took to Facebook in May to respond to to Hall's "laughable threats" in his lawsuit.
 
"I'm more amused than I've ever dreamed a person could be and look forward very much to how hilarious it will be watching him trying to prove me wrong," she wrote.
 
As for Prince's alleged drug use, as ABC previously reported, Minneapolis attorney William Mauzy -- who represents prominent California addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld -- said at a press conference in May that Prince had arranged to meet with Kornfeld the day before the singer died.
 
If true, this would paint a different picture of the late singer: Earlier reports, citing interviews with former employees, maintained that Prince led a strictly clean lifestyle.
 
Reps for the late singer never commented on that aspect.

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Nick Cannon Welcomes a Baby Boy Named Golden 'Sagon'


Nick Cannon is officially going crazy … over his new baby boy.
 
The America’s Got Talent host, 36, is a father again. He welcomed a son, Golden “Sagon” Cannon, with his ex-girlfriend, Brittany Bell, on Tuesday.
 
“Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning!” Cannon wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself, shirtless, cradling the baby. “No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose! #TrueHappiness Welcome to Earth Son! Golden ‘Sagon’ Cannon 2/21/17 #Awakened.”
 
This is his third child. He has 5-year-old twins, Roe and Roc, with ex-wife, Mariah Carey.
 
Brittany, a former Miss Arizona and Miss Guam beauty contestant, shared a photo with Nick last week at what appears to be a baby shower. She called him a “sweet daddy.”
 
While they apparently aren’t together anymore, Cannon has said that Sagon was “never an ‘oops’ baby. I’m so calculated with my moves … I’ve always wanted five kids. Just because my marriage was over didn’t mean I couldn’t continue my family.”
 
He also said that Bell is the perfect partner for his third child, explaining, “I wanted to make sure it was someone who was solid, spiritual, and had the same views. She’s been in my life. Our families grew up in the same projects together in San Diego. So there’s a lot of substance there.”
 
Cannon has also talked about Mariah’s reaction (’cause we all know that Mariah has r-e-a-c-t-i-o-n-s), saying, “She came at me first about it, so it was actually easier … She called me, and she was funny with it. She was like, ‘Mhmmm, I heard about you out here in these streets.’” (Cannon and Carey have a largely amicable relationship, though we’d bet she’s not thrilled he called her relationship with Bryan Tanaka fake.)
 
Cannon has been in the headlines recently after announcing he was going to quit his gig on AGT after NBC took issue with a comment he made about the network during one of his comedy shows. He’s called out a series of stories speculating about his mental health, including one in the New York Post.

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Demi Moore joins the cast of 'Empire'


Demi Moore is returning to TV for the first time in more than a decade.
 
The actress is joining the cast of Fox's hit show "Empire."
Moore will make her debut in the Season 3 finale, playing a "take-charge nurse with a mysterious past," Fox says.
But that won't be the last viewers see of her. She's expected to have a recurring role in Season 4.
Related: Lee Daniels wants you to know 'Star' is not 'Empire'
At least one face on set will be familiar to Moore: Her daughter Rumer Willis has been cast on the show, along with Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs, Phylicia Rashad and Nia Long.
Moore has spent most of her career in film, including starring roles in "Ghost," "G.I. Jane" and "A Few Good Men." She hasn't worked much in TV. Moore starred on "General Hospital" in the early '80s and made few TV appearances after that, her last on "Will & Grace" in 2003.
"Empire" returns March 22.

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Oscar 2017 predictions: Who will win big?


The Academy Awards can be perplexing, unless you're especially well versed in the difference between "sound editing" and "sound mixing." But that doesn't mean you can't have a competitive advantage with your Oscar ballot, even if you don't have money riding on it.
Those who really want to master an Oscar-pool ballot are advised to study earlier award shows, especially the guild honors handed out by actors, directors, writers and producers. Even then, there are categories like short films that often amount to pool tiebreakers, where the winner probably has just as good a chance by throwing darts as educated guessing.
With that in mind, here's a handy cheat sheet on how to follow the show, and perhaps fill out a bracket (predicted winners indicated in bold). And if you don't win, well, there's always the NCAA basketball tournament in March. (Oh, and as simply as possible, "sound editing" refers to sounds that are created for a movie, while "mixing" describes how the various sounds are put together and assembled, including those recorded live on-set.)
 
BEST PICTURE
"Arrival"
"Fences"
"Hacksaw Ridge"
"Hell or High Water"
"Hidden Figures"
"La La Land"
"Lion"
"Manchester by the Sea"
"Moonlight"
Despite the inevitable "'La La Land' was overrated backlash," the City of Stars -- which has a history of honoring showbiz-related fare -- is virtually certain to make the musical's best-picture dreams come true.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in 'La La Land'
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in 'La La Land'
 
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck in "Manchester by the Sea"
Andrew Garfield in "Hacksaw Ridge"
Ryan Gosling in "La La Land"
Viggo Mortensen in "Captain Fantastic"
Denzel Washington in "Fences"
This ranks as one of the few major categories that's genuinely suspenseful. Affleck seemed like a sure thing early on, but controversy surrounding past sexual-harassment allegations and Washington's showy performance in "Fences" -- which he also directed -- have pushed him up into serious contention. Neither would be a surprise, but the latter seems like the more likely and sentimental choice.
 
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges in "Hell or High Water"
Mahershala Ali in "Moonlight"
Lucas Hedges in "Manchester by the Sea"
Dev Patel in "Lion"
Michael Shannon in "Nocturnal Animals"
Picking one actor from "Moonlight" is actually no mean feat, but Ali has dominated early awards and had a standout year, with his supporting role in "Hidden Figures" as well. Plus, he's charmed voters at other awards with his acceptance speeches, which doesn't hurt.
Mahershala Ali in 'Moonlight'
Mahershala Ali in 'Moonlight'
 
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Huppert in "Elle"
Ruth Negga in "Loving"
Natalie Portman in "Jackie"
Emma Stone in "La La Land"
Meryl Streep in "Florence Foster Jenkins"
There might not be a surer thing this year than Stone's Oscar -- she's already had multiple opportunities to thank everybody -- despite a strong lineup of contenders that includes Huppert's Golden Globe win on the drama side for the controversial "Elle."
 
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicole Kidman in "Lion"
Viola Davis in "Fences"
Naomie Harris in "Moonlight"
Octavia Spencer in "Hidden Figures"
Michelle Williams in "Manchester by the Sea"
Who can deny that Viola Davis has award winning snot? Her crying scene in "Fences" (complete with the runny nose) had Oscars written all over it. It's not easy to share a spotlight with Denzel Washington, but Davis not only showed up for their scenes, she showed out. The other ladies in this category are extraordinary, but Davis acted her role from the top of her head to the tips of her toes and that's also where audiences felt it.
 
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"Kubo and the Two Strings"
"Moana"
"My Life as a Zucchini"
"The Red Turtle"
"Zootopia"
It's two little movies against two Disney-released blockbusters, with "Zootopia" expected to come out on top. Let's just hope they don't let the sloth that works at the DMV accept the award, or the Oscars will run into Tuesday.
 
CINEMATOGRAPHY
"Arrival"
"La La Land"
"Lion"
"Moonlight"
"Silence"
"La La Land" should take this for the opening scene alone. The way the entire film is shot treats the city of Los Angeles as an additional character. As it should.
 
COSTUME DESIGN
"Allied"
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
"Florence Foster Jenkins"
"Jackie"
"La La Land"
"Fantastic
All of the nominees in this category are worthy. But the costumes in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" were magical.
Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
 
DIRECTING
"Arrival" - Denis Villeneuve
"Hacksaw Ridge" - Mel Gibson
"La La Land" - Damien Chazelle
"Manchester by the Sea" - Kenneth Lonergan
"Moonlight" - Barry Jenkins
Chazelle has received a lot of love for "La La Land" -- he's likely to receive more on Sunday. Barry Jenkins, however, could pull an upset with his deft handling of the extremely poignant, heartbreaking and raw "Moonlight."
 
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
"Fire at Sea"
"I Am Not Your Negro"
"Life, Animated"
"O.J.: Made in America"
"13th"
"O.J. Made in America" managed to be as much a statement about celebrity and race relations in the United States as it was about a high profile murder case. It was incredibly compelling and almost literary in its storytelling. The doc deserves an Oscar.
 
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
"Extremis"
"4.1 Miles"
"Joe's Violin"
"Watani: My Homeland"
"The White Helmets"
The short doc about the Syrian Civil Defense, otherwise known as the White Helmets, has been touted as a frontrunner since almost the beginning. There couldn't be more drama than a story about a group of people who rush in after bombing to try and rescue survivors.
 
FILM EDITING
"Arrival"
"Hacksaw Ridge"
"Hell or High Water"
"La La Land"
"Moonlight"
Assuming that "La La Land" has a big night, it figures to clean up in most of these technical categories, and has already earned honors from the editors' guild.
 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"Land of Mine"
"A Man Called Ove"
"The Salesman"
"Tanna"
"Toni Erdmann"
An interesting category, and potentially one of the night's most political ones. Based on critical praise, Germany's "Toni Erdmann" would be the odds-on favorite. But President Trump's travel ban has thrust Iran's "The Salesman" into the news, with the director's decision to boycott the ceremony.
 
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
"A Man Called Ove"
"Star Trek Beyond"
"Suicide Squad"
Have you seen the Swedish film "A Man Called Ove?" Most of the academy probably hasn't either. So "Star Trek" beams up the award, aided in no small part by the fact people must have admired the makeup in "Suicide Squad" better than most of them liked the movie.
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
"Jackie"
"La La Land"
"Lion"
"Moonlight"
"Passengers"
As Oscar equations go, a no-brainer: Best picture + musical = best score.
 
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from "La La Land"
"Can't Stop The Feeling" from "Trolls"
"City Of Stars" from "La La Land"
"The Empty Chair" from "Jim: The James Foley Story"
"How Far I'll Go" from "Moana"
Although there's a way-outside chance that the two nominations from "La La Land" could split the vote, "City of Stars" is the odds-on favorite. That said, parents with young kids can testify just how hard it is to get "How Far I'll Go" out of their heads.
 
PRODUCTION DESIGN
"Arrival"
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
"Hail, Caesar!"
"La La Land"
"Passengers"
While "La La Land" might not seem as ambitious as something like "Fantastic Beasts" in terms of the look, establishing that colorful image of L.A. was a central part of the movie's appeal, and looks destined to add to its sizable tally.
 
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
"Blind Vaysha"
"Borrowed Time"
"Pear Cider and Cigarettes"
"Pearl"
"Piper"
Welcome to one of those aforementioned throwing-darts categories, although the Pixar short "Piper," about a baby bird, was inordinately charming, which could end a pretty long drought for the animation powerhouse in this bracket.
 
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
"Ennemis Intérieurs"
"La Femme et le TGV"
"Silent Nights"
"Sing"
"Timecode"
These films are short in length and heavy in sentiment. "Silent Nights," a drama about a Danish woman and her Ghanaian immigrant boyfriend, is the frontrunner. The film's producer, Kim Magnusson has two previous Oscar wins in this category.
 
SOUND EDITING
"Arrival"
"Deepwater Horizon"
"Hacksaw Ridge"
"La La Land"
"Sully"
 
SOUND MIXING
"Arrival"
"Hacksaw Ridge"
"La La Land"
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"
Give both sound categories to "La La Land," despite the visceral appeal of "Hacksaw Ridge," where the sound helped put viewers in the thick of the battle.
 
VISUAL EFFECTS
"Deepwater Horizon"
"Doctor Strange"
"The Jungle Book"
"Kubo and the Two Strings"
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
"The Jungle Book" has more than enough of the necessities -- bear or otherwise -- to triumph in a category that includes two other Disney blockbusters, including "Rogue One."
'Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau still has to 'rattle off' his film credits 02:42
 
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
"Arrival"
"Fences
"Hidden Figures"
"Lion"
"Moonlight"
The consolation prize for not winning best picture will be director Barry Jenkins sharing a virtually assured Oscar for "Moonlight's" screenplay.
 
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
"Hell or High Water"
"La La Land"
"The Lobster"
"Manchester by the Sea"
"20th Century Women"
Another category with a modicum of suspense, where Kenneth Lonergan's rightfully admired "Manchester" script will go against the just-how-big-will-the-"La La Land"-sweep-be momentum. Probably a pick 'em, with the smart money giving a slight edge to "Manchester."

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Katy Perry Throws Shade At Donald Trump During Brit Awards Performance


Pop star Katy Perry got political at the Brit Awards ceremony in London on Wednesday night.
As she performed her new single “Chained To The Rhythm” with Skip Marley, two skeleton puppets shuffled onto the stage. Twitter users were quick to point out their resemblance to President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May during the world leaders’ meeting in Washington, D.C. last month.
One of the puppets was dressed in a red blazer and skirt, similar to what May wore during her summit with Trump. The other skeleton donned a suit with a red tie.
Perry made no overt reference about who they were supposed to represent, although she later tweeted a link to a news story which described her act as taking “a swipe” at Trump.
Perry, who supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election campaign, made a comparable point at the Grammy Awards earlier this month. Whilst performing the same song, Perry wore an armband that read “PERSIST” and ended the song standing in front of the U.S. Constitution and shouting “No hate!” 

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'Big Little Lies' Becomes Big-League HBO Miniseries


Bubbling over with big-name stars, "Big Little Lies" is an enticing HBO limited series, one with echoes of several other prestige dramas. Featuring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in key roles, in terms of addictive appeal think of it as a more leisurely paced, soap-opera version of "True Detective."
 
Based on a bestselling novel actually set in Australia, the locale has been moved to Monterey, California. Yet watching the action unfold -- exposing secrets and, as one character delicately puts it, "bad blood in this community" -- the show in some ways resembles "Broadchurch," a British drama that peeled back layers in an otherwise unassuming, idyllic seaside town.
There's also a parallel, appropriately, to "The Slap," an Australian drama (later turned into a poor American one) that dealt with the escalating ramifications of an incident involving a young child. Here, it's an accusation at the local elementary school that pits parents against each other, with other helicoptering moms and dads quickly choosing up sides.
Shailene Woodley plays Jane, a single mom whose son is singled out for allegedly choking another child. Madeline (Witherspoon) quickly befriends her and takes it upon herself to defend Jane against the other child's mom, Renata (Laura Dern), who is ready to turn the incident into a holy war.
 
Like "Broadchurch," at the heart of it all is a murder mystery. But the script by veteran TV ace David E. Kelley (directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, whose credits include the movie "Wild") hides not only the murderer but also the victim, while third-party interviews with the police provide a kind of running chorus regarding what happened.
That subplot is vital but just one of the juicy threads. Others include Kidman as a wealthy woman with a younger husband ("True Blood's" Alexander Skarsgard); and Zoe Kravitz as the new wife of Witherspoon's ex-husband (James Tupper), whose presence is a constant source of irritation.
The gaudy cast is uniformly good, but it's Witherspoon who really stands out, playing a character reminiscent of what her "Legally Blonde" alter ego might have grown up to be, albeit with a nasty divorce and lots of resentment baked in. When another mom asks if she's had plastic surgery, Madeline responds, "No, but you're sweet to think I did."
"Big Little Lies" could have easily devolved into clichés, like the mean-girl moms in a sitcom. As constructed, though, the story advances at an almost lyrical pace, investing the air kisses and preoccupation with appearances with greater gravity and allowing the characters to gradually develop over the six previewed hours of this seven-episode run.
"Big Little Lies" thus works on multiple levels, mixing its jaundiced view of these one-percenters with not just a whodunit but also a why-dunit that it's in no hurry to reveal.
So while the project doesn't break new ground, its look at TV's latest batch of desperate housewives has the very HBO-like feel of big-league entertainment.
If "Big Little Lies" is the weekend's major pay-cable endeavor, "Crashing" is the equivalent of playing small ball. The latest comedy from producer Judd Apatow (also responsible for "Girls") stars Pete Holmes as a struggling stand-up, one whose life quickly unravels, forcing him to crash on the couch of other, better-known performers.
 
Light and breezy in a way that contrasts with many of cable's dark not-exactly comedies, the show delves into the strange community of comedians and is punctuated by appearances by the likes of Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange and T.J. Miller, playing themselves.
Although TV has no shortage of shows built around comics and their lives -- or for that matter, pulling back the curtain on showbiz -- this one captures that moment before success kicks in. "Crashing" doesn't look like HBO's next great comedy, but based on its opening acts, it has the makings of a pretty good one.
"Big Little Lies" premiered February 19 at 9 p.m. on HBO, and "Crashing" premieres at 10:30 p.m. Like CNN, HBO is a division of Time Warner.

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The Cast Of The Standalone Han Solo Movie Is Anything But Scruffy-Looking


The cast of the Han Solo prequel has boarded the Millennium Falcon. 
 
Principal photography on the standalone “Star Wars” film began Monday at London’s Pinewood Studios, where “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” were also shot. The events in the untitled movie take place before those of “A New Hope.”
 
Disney, which owns Lucasfilm, included the first cast photo in a press release on Tuesday. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are seen aboard the Falcon with Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Han Solo, and co-stars Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian. Chewbacca, played by Joonas Suotamo instead of Peter Mayhew, lords over the group. The press release also confirms Thandie Newton has a role in the movie.
 
 
The exact plot has net yet been revealed, but Disney describes the project as “the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee ... including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.”
 
Marking the second standalone “Star Wars” installment after last year’s “Rogue One,” the Solo film is slated to open May 25, 2018, five months after “Episode VIII — The Last Jedi.” It’s written by Lawrence Kasdan, who scripted “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” and his son, Jon Kasdan, who wrote episodes of “Dawson’s Creek” and “Freaks and Geeks.”
 
Despite Disney calling Monday the official start of production, Chris Miller tweeted a photo referencing the who-shot-first debate on Jan. 30. The slate in Miller’s hand called the movie “Star Wars: Red Cup.”
 
One more reason to get excited: Bradford Young, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer of “Arrival” and “Selma,” is listed as the director of photography. 
 

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George Clooney Calls Out Donald Trump For Being The Real 'Hollywood Elitist'


The term “Hollywood elitist” has followed George Clooney for over a decade, as his fame rose along with his interest in supporting humanitarian and liberal efforts. Also, his father, Nick Clooney, arguably lost a campaign for Congress in 2004 after attack ads labeled him with that derogatory moniker. Despite an early lead, the race became known as “Heartland vs. Hollywood,” as Republicans repeatedly brought up that his son is, well, George Clooney.
 
So it likely comes with extra frustration to Clooney that President Donald Trump keeps attacking Hollywood elitists when he is actually one himself.
 
Speaking with French journalist Laurent Weil, Clooney explained how Trump is a “demagogue” and hypocrite.
 
“There’s a really interesting argument, this is the part that makes you a little crazy,” said Clooney, before bringing up Meryl Streep’s now famous speech at the Golden Globes on Trump’s policies. “When Meryl spoke, everyone on that one side was, ‘Well that’s elitist Hollywood speaking.’ Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television ... He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. Uhh?! He is a Hollywood elitist.”
 
Trump’s financial disclosure during the campaign revealed a $110,228 pension from SAG. The IMDb credits for the current president are many and varied.
 
Clooney added that Streep “has every right to speak up” since “she was an American citizen long before she was an icon.”
 
Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television ... He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. Uhh?! He is a Hollywood elitist.
George Clooney
The conversation with Weil took place in anticipation of the César Awards’ plans to honor the actor this weekend.
 
Before the topic changed, Clooney also went in on Trump’s infamous advisor, Steve Bannon. Here’s some of what he had to say:
 
Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director. That’s the truth, that’s what he’s done. He wrote a Shakespearean rap musical about the LA riots that he couldn’t get made. He made a lot of money off of “Seinfeld.” He’s elitist Hollywood, I mean that’s the reality.
Clooney actively campaigned for candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, so his feelings on Trump’s rise to power run deep.
 
“We have Donald Trump which is ...” Clooney said before pausing, “... hard to imagine. It catches in your throat. But we’ll fix it. We have to.”
 

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Lindsay Lohan Says She Was 'Racially Profiled' At London Airport


American actress Lindsay Lohan claimed she was “racially profiled” at London Heathrow Airport recently while going through a security checkpoint wearing a headscarf.
 
In an appearance on “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday, Lohan told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that she was stopped in a Heathrow security line while traveling from Turkey to the United States.
 
“When I was flying to New York recently, I was wearing [a] headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and racially profiled for the first time in my life,” Lohan, who is white, said on the show. “She opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologizing, but then said, 'Please, but take off your headscarf.' "
 
A video clip of Lohan's appearance uploaded by “Good Morning Britain” appeared to have edited out the mention of her being “racially profiled.”
 
However, the Sun, a British tabloid, published a video clip that showed Lohan saying she was racially profiled, and many other outlets, including the Associated Press, reported the quote. The show itself tweeted the quote as well.
 
Lohan, the star of “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls,” told Morgan and Reid that she complied with the request to remove her headscarf but that the encounter was “jarring.”
 
“And I did. I mean, it's okay,” Lohan said. “But what scared me was, is that moment, how would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel? That was really interesting to me. I mean, I was kind of in shock.”
 
Lohan said she was wearing a headscarf out of “respect” because she was returning from Turkey, where she had met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
 
“That's just a personal respect issue for me,” she said.
 
Lohan in recent months has been speaking out on behalf of Syrian refugees. In January, she traveled to Turkey and met Erdogan as well as Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old Syrian girl who became well known for her tweets from her home in war-ravaged Aleppo.
 
Bana tweeted last month that she had “a new friend” and shared a Periscope video that she and Lohan had recorded together.
 
“We want to send to all of the people in Syria and Aleppo suffering and all of the refugees that we are here supporting you and you can hang on, be strong, just like Bana has, and we’re sending you lots of love and light and blessings,” Lohan said in the video with Bana.
 
The former child actress, whose troubled personal life has been splayed across tabloids worldwide, has reportedly been “exploring” Islam in recent years and has been photographed numerous times wearing a headscarf or carrying a Koran.
 
On “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday, Lohan said that learning about different cultures and beliefs is something that “feeds my soul.” After repeated questions from Morgan, she said she reads an English translation of the Muslim holy book regularly but declined to say whether she was converting to Islam.
 
“I think that me studying the Koran is something that I've found a solace in,” Lohan said. “I just study it. Nothing is confirmed yet.”
 
Morgan asked her why she was “reluctant” to say either way whether she was “in the process” of converting.
 
“It's a consideration I have,” Lohan said. " … I don't want to speak on something that I haven't finished yet.”
 
Lohan added that she was interested in learning Arabic so that she could work with children in Syria and be “on the same page” when it comes to issues in the region.
 
On “Good Morning Britain,” Morgan — a staunch defender of President Trump — asked Lohan what she thought of the new U.S. administration.
 
After some prompting, Lohan said she agreed with Morgan that the “hysteria” over Trump's election was “overplayed,” though she did think that the president should stop using Twitter.
 
“It's such a double-edged sword, this situation,” Lohan told Morgan. “I don't agree with his policies and the things that he's doing, but at the end of the day, he is the president right now. So what's the point in picking on someone instead of letting — just see what they're capable of?”
 
Lohan added, of how people should back off criticizing Trump: “Don't kick someone when they're down.”

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Jamie Foxx Targeted With Racial Slur During 'Robin Hood: Origins' Shoot in Croatia


Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Jamie Foxx in a restaurant.
Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not name Foxx as the target, but the actor briefly posted comments about the incident on his Instagram profile before deleting them. He mentioned an offensive racial term among the examples of the vulgar language used.
Police say they are investigating whether to pursue other charges against the men. Croatia, like other European countries, has seen a rise in far-right sentiments.
Foxx was in Dubrovnik, a city on the Adriatic Sea, filming Robin Hood: Origins, in which he plays Little John. The Lionsgate retelling of English folklore stars Taron Egerton as the titular thief. Otto Bathurst is directing the action film, also starring Tim Minchin, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan and Ben Mendelsohn.

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Drake Who? Jennifer Lopez Admits She Has a Thing for Harry Styles


Jennifer Lopez is crushing on Harry Styles!
 
The singer and actress sat down on The Ellen Show Tuesday and had a little fun while playing a game of "Who'd You Rather." When given the choice between the One Direction singer and stars like Nick Jonas, Zac Efron, Brad Pitt and more, she chose Styles every time.
 
The only time she ventured away from Styles was for Lenny Kravitz and Leonardo DiCaprio. However, by the end of the game, Ellen DeGeneres had decided Styles was J.Lo's ultimate "boyfriend."
 
"Oh, he's my boyfriend?!" Lopez laughed. "He's a little bit young for me!" Speaking of age, the Shades of Blue star took a moment to shut down all the people who claim she only dates younger men.
 
"OK, first of all, stop! I don't date younger men. It's not like you have to be younger. It's not about that," she said. "I just meet people, and then if I go out with them, I go out with them. And if I like them, I like them. And if I don't, I don't. It's about the person. It's about who they are, it has nothing to do with age."
 
She continued, "But there's this thing because I dated Beau [Casper Smart], and he was younger—and he was the first guy I ever dated who was younger than me—I got labeled right away."
 
She promised that age has never been a factor when it comes to her love life. "If there's somebody older, they're older. If they're younger, they're younger. It doesn't matter," she said. "It's just whether I'm attracted to them or not—attracted to their spirit, their soul, their energy, whatever."
 
Most recently, J.Lo found that connection with Drake. Though they've since decided to cool things off for a bit (and spent Valentine's Day apart), she was all smiles while chatting about him and the time they spent working on their collaboration.
 
"He sent me a song that he wanted me to be on. So we have a song together" she said. "I don't know what he's going to do with it, but yeah!"
 
Her current focus is on performing in her Las Vegas residency...and perhaps taking on the Super Bowl! While it's just a rumor for now, J.Lo is totally down.
 
"I think people want me to do it. There's always rumors about it," she said. "If they asked me, I would love to. I think it would be awesome. My dad would have an attack, he would be so happy. I would be so excited!"
Looks like we'll just have to wait and see (with fingers crossed!).

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Priscilla Presley Is Caring For Granddaughters As Lisa Marie's Ex Faces Child Abuse Allegations


Priscilla Presley has confirmed she’s caring for her twin granddaughters while Michael Lockwood — her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s estranged husband and the girls’ father — is investigated for allegations of child abuse. 
 
“There is Lots of confusion, commotion and concern from all the talk circulating. Let me put this to rest... the girls have not been in foster care and never will be. The girls have been with me and will be until all this is sorted out,” Priscilla wrote on her Facebook page on Sunday. She also posted a photo of 8-year-old twins Finley and Harper.
 
Previously, it was reported that the twins had been placed in protective custody by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services after their mother claimed to have found “disturbing” images and videos of children on their father’s computer. 
 
In court papers pertaining to Lisa Marie’s divorce from Lockwood, the 49-year-old singer claimed her estranged husband was under investigation for said images.
 
According to People magazine, Beverly Hills police confirmed that they received child abuse allegations involving the Presleys this summer and seized “several items” at their residence. However, they did not specify against whom the claims were made. Police said the case has since been turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, who told People that they were still investigating the allegations, but have yet to open an official case. 
 
Meanwhile, Lockwood’s lawyer has denied the allegations to People, calling the claims, “highly sensational, inaccurate and unproven.”
 
Lisa Marie and Lockwood married in 2006 and welcomed their twins in October 2008. When Lisa Marie filed for divorce from Lockwood in June 2016, she asked for full custody of the girls and sought monitored visitations only for Lockwood.

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Frances Bean Cobain Remembers Her Dad On What Would've Been His 50th Birthday


Kurt Cobain will forever be sketched in our minds as the 20-something Nirvana frontman who pioneered the ‘90s grunge era. It’s hard to imagine what Cobain, who died at age 27 in 1994, would have looked like today ― Feb. 20, 2017 ― on what would have been his 50th birthday.
 
Many tributes poured in across social media on Monday to honor the late singer, but one in particular stood out.
 
His 24-year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, wrote a heartfelt handwritten note and posted it on Instagram. 
 
“Today would’ve been your 50th birthday,” she said of her dad. “You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me The GIFT of Life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.”
 
Frances Bean, who was recently tapped to be a part of Marc Jacobs’ 2017 spring/summer campaign, was 20 months old when her father died. 

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Josh Gad, Chris Pratt And J.J. Abrams Really Want Daisy Ridley To Spoil 'The Last Jedi'


Josh Gad, Chris Pratt and J.J. Abrams really want answers about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” 
 
On Monday, Gad shared a video on Twitter in which Pratt, Abrams and fellow members of Hollywood, such as Bryce Dallas Howard and Penelope Cruz, bombard Daisy Ridley with their questions about the upcoming film in the “Star Wars” franchise. But Ridley, who will reprise her role as Rey in the next installment, keeps mum on the subject.
 
Gad, who’s currently filming “Murder on the Orient Express” with Ridley, has been trying to get answers since January. He’s even enlisted help from Dame Judi Dench, but still, Ridley kept quiet.
 
To Gad’s dismay, Ridley hasn’t given him the answers he so desperately wants. And while she sometimes appears annoyed, her giggles in the clips lead us to believe she’s probably in on the joke. 
 
We guess Gad and everyone else will just have to wait until Dec. 15, when “The Last Jedi” hits theaters.

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Kutcher Passionately Testifies On His Anti-Sex Trafficking Efforts


No one got "Punk'd" Wednesday morning when Ashton Kutcher came to Capitol Hill.
 
The actor testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing on progress in combating modern slavery. Kutcher spoke on behalf of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organization he co-founded with then-wife Demi Moore in 2009 that builds software to fight human trafficking.
These days, he called his "day job" his work as chairman of Thorn and also as a father -- he and wife Mila Kunis welcomed son, Dimitri Portwood, in November, and daughter, Wyatt, is two years old. (He caught a red eye to Washington after a Valentine's Day dinner with Kunis and will return home this afternoon.)
Ashton Kutcher walks with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) before testifying on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
Ashton Kutcher walks with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) before testifying on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.
In an impassioned 15-minute opening testimony, Kutcher praised the committee for bipartisan cooperation on the issue, calling his opportunity to speak "one of the greatest honors of my life," his voice cracking multiple times as he recalled his work with victims.
March 14, 2017 is #MyFreedomDay
"As part of my anti-trafficking work, I've met victims in Russia, I've met victims in India, I've met victims that have been trafficked from Mexico, victims from New York and New Jersey and all across our country. I've been on FBI raids where I've seen things that no person should ever see," Kutcher said. "I've seen video content of a child that's the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia. And this child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play."
Kutcher pressed the importance of using technology as a tool that can be used to disable slavery, citing specific progress.
Ashton Kutchner testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, examining "Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success," on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Ashton Kutchner testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, examining "Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success," on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.
"It's working. In six months, with 25% of our users reporting, we've identified over 6,000 trafficking victims, 2,000 of which are minors. This tool has enhanced 4,000 law enforcement officials in 900 agencies. And we're reducing the investigation time by 60%," he said of a software tool called "Spotlight."
Another tool called "Solis" has taken investigation times from dark web material from three years to three weeks, Kutcher said.
He spoke knowledgeably on the issue and called for specific actions, including additional funding for the technology, fostering public-private sector relationships, looking into the pipeline for victims, including working with the foster care system and the mental health system, and differentiating solution sets for sex trafficking and labor trafficking with enforcement and legislation initiatives.
Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker called Kutcher's work "inspirational," and "a true testament to entrepreneurialism and people taking a risk toward social good."
Corker, his fellow committee members, including Sens. Tim Kaine and Marco Rubio, and Kutcher all wore red X pins, a symbol calling awareness to the issue of modern slavery.
 
"Thankful for Ashton Kutcher and the work @thorn is doing to rescue trafficking victims. It was great to have him on the Hill today," Corker tweeted.
The former host of "Punk'd" got political at times, speaking out on the current political climate regarding the refugee crisis.
"When people are left out, when they're neglected, when they're not supported, and when they're not given the love they need to grow, it becomes an incubator for trafficking, and this refugee crisis, if we want to be serious about ending slavery, we cannot ignore them, we cannot ignore our support for this issue in that space, because otherwise, we're going to have to deal with it for years to come," he said.
Last month, Kutcher spoke out against President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration:
 
"My wife came to this country on a refugee visa in the middle of the Cold War! My blood is boiling right now!," he tweeted, adding, "We have never been a nation built on fear. Compassion that is the root ethic of America. Our differences are fundamental 2R sustainability."
Asked by Rubio about sites like Backpage.com that can be used to provide an internet forum for transactional sex, Kutcher said he's been working to fight this for six years alongside sites like Craigslist and Village Voice, but when one site closes, another opens.
"It's a game of whack-a-mole, right? And the only question we have is not relative to censoring it, it's not relative to shutting down the internet, it's relative to can we build the tools that are better than their tools to fight what's happening?" Kutcher said.
The hearing wasn't without it's lighter moments: Sen. John McCain is not a member of the committee but came to thank its members for dedication to the issue, acknowledged the committee's famous guest.
"Ashton, you were better looking in the movies," McCain said.
Kutcher blew the senator a kiss, saying his wife thought so, too.

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Happy anniversary Tommy & Gina: Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" Went To #1 30 Years Ago This Week


Last year, Bon Jovi's landmark album Slippery When Wet marked its 30th anniversary, but this week marks the 30th anniversary of one it's best known songs, "Livin' on a Prayer," topping the charts.
 
The album's first single, "You Give Love a Band Name," hit #1 in November of 1986, and "Livin' on a Prayer" reached #1 on February 14, 1987 and stayed there for four weeks.  It's the band's longest-running #1 hit, and its lead characters, Tommy and Gina, have become part of rock mythology.  In fact, Jon Bon Jovi namechecked the couple again in the band's 2000 hit "It's My Life."
 
Slippery When Wet spent eight weeks at #1 and spun off another massive hit, "Wanted Dead or Alive," but "Livin' on a Prayer" remains Bon Jovi's signature song -- and the album's still the band's biggest seller.  No wonder Jon Bon Jovi claims he still remembers every detail about recording it.
 
"I don't really sit around listening to it, but Lord knows, I've heard a number of the songs still on the radio quite often," Jon tells ABC Radio. "And it's almost surreal, because I can picture us in the rooms.  I know why the key change in 'Livin' on a Prayer' happened and I know where. I know every incident that went down.  I know why the album cover's a black garbage bag, with my fingers writing 'Slippery When Wet.'"
 
"I can't remember what I did yesterday," he marvels. "But I remember all of that detail because it changed all of our lives...forever.  And I'm so grateful for that moment, but I'm also so grateful that we keep having those moments."  
 
He's not wrong: Slippery When Wet became the first of six #1 Bon Jovi albums, including their most recent release, This House Is Not for Sale.

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5 Hollywood Stars Who Spoke Out Against Beyoncé and Survived the Beyhive Sting


Believe it or not, not every pop culture fan is "Crazy in Love" with Beyoncé.
 
Earlier this week, guitar legend Carlos Santana made headlines after sharing a few thoughts about the singer's 2017 Grammys experience.
 
"With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it's more like modelling kind of music—music to model a dress," he shared with the Australian Associated Press. "She's not a singer, singer, with all respect to her."
 
Soon after, Carlos' Instagram page was flooded with bee emoji's by Beyoncé's fans known as the Beyhive.  He would later clarify his comments on Facebook.
 
"My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies. My comment about Beyoncé was regretfully taken out of context," he explained. "I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way. I wish Beyoncé and her family all the best."
 
Carlos' comments got us thinking of a few other celebrities who haven't exactly praised the singer. Beyhive, please don't hurt the messenger.
 
Kid Rock: In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, the "Cowboy" rocker admitted that he was "flabbergasted" by the attention Beyoncé receives.  "Beyoncé, to me, doesn't have a f--king 'Purple Rain,' but she's the biggest thing on Earth," he told the publication. "How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'? People are like, 'Beyoncé's hot. Got a nice f--king ass.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t-ts.' Doesn't really f--king do much for me."
 
Wendy Williams: How you doin' Beyhive? While the talk-show host prides herself on keeping it real during "Hot Topics" on the Wendy Williams Show, Wendy couldn't avoid the sting from Beyoncé fans when she criticized the singer's preview for Life Is But a Dream. "I am a Beyoncé fan. I'm going to be watching this documentary—because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning, so I'll be able to understand what she says," Wendy explained. "You know Beyoncé can't talk. Beyoncé sounds like she has a fifth-grade education. She can't talk."
 
Rachel Roy: After Lemonade came out, fans had one big question: Who is Becky with the good hair? Rachel decided to post a cryptic Instagram with the caption, "Good hair don't care" leading many Beyhive members to believe she was the subject in Bey's song "Sorry." The Beyhive attacked forcing Rachel to cancel appearances and speak out against bullying. "I respect love, marriages, families and strength," she wrote. "What shouldn't be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind."
 
Keyshia Cole: When Beyoncé released her song titled "Bow Down/I Been On," Keyshia was not impressed. "Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk shit when convenient 2 FOH," she wrote on Twitter. "First 'Women need to Stick together' now b---hes better Bow. Smh. But it's all G! Chicks stay shooting the s--t. But when I speak my mind its a prob."
 
50 Cent: Soon after the 2015 Grammys, the rapper decided to share his thoughts on Beck beating Beyoncé for Album of the Year. "[Beck] produced [his] record, wrote the record — there's eleven producers on Beyoncé's album," 50 Cent shared with People. "Kanye being a producer and a writer should see that."

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Lena Dunham Defends Taylor Swift's Right Not To Speak Out Against Trump


Lena Dunham, like most of Hollywood, made it beyond clear she was rooting for Hillary Clinton to win last year’s presidential election.
 
But while Dunham was out there writing op-eds, giving speeches and appearing in awkward rap parodies in an attempt to support her candidate, her pal Taylor Swift remained suspiciously silent, leading to increasingly loud backlash.
 
In new interview with Rolling Stone, however, the “Girls” star defended Swift’s decision to keep her political beliefs to herself.
 
“I just think everyone has to do it their way,” Dunham told the magazine when asked if she thought the backlash against Swift was unfair. “When I was lesser known, I was like, ‘Who could not share their opinion?’ Then I found out that when you talk about politics, people straight up tweet you the floor plan of your house and say they’re coming to your house. You have to fucking watch it because people are nuts.” 
 
Swift still hasn’t publicly said if she supported one of the two major presidential candidates. But on election day, she posted a photo of herself outside a polling station with the caption, “go out and VOTE.”
 
More recently, Swift said on Twitter that she supported the Women’s March, although caught flack for that, too, since she didn’t participate herself. 
 
Nevertheless, in the eyes of some, Swift’s unwillingness to demonstrate or support a candidate is especially suspect considering the degree to which she pushed her “feminist awakening” while promoting her most recent album, “1989.” 
 
A singer best known for her songs about failed relationships, Swift’s sudden transformation into a champion for sisterhood who name-dropped feminism in nearly every interview she did caught some off guard.
 
Critics were quick to point out that Swift’s transformation into a feminist icon could have been used as a marketing tool at a time when feminism was becoming a buzzword among young women and on the internet.
 
But considering she had no trouble talking about feminism when she needed to promote an album, her sudden silence regarding actual politics certainly speaks louder than any soundbite she could provide. 

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Matt Damon Speaks Out Against Donald Trump's Proposed Border Wall


Matt Damon, star of the upcoming movie “The Great Wall,” isn’t really “a believer in walls.” Specifically, walls proposed by President Donald Trump. 
 
In a new interview with People, Damon spoke out about the president’s plan to erect a wall between the United States and Mexico, as well as Trump’s idea that Mexico will pay for it. 
 
“I believe that history belongs to the cooperators,” the actor said, before noting that he doesn’t think “Mexico is going to pay for our infrastructure any more than we’re going to pay for their highways, you know what I mean? That’s just not going to happen. But, that’s where we are and we’ll see how it all plays out.”
 
Damon continued, “Hopefully the people of Mexico understand that the people of our country, the majority of them, don’t believe that we should be putting any walls up.”
 
When Trump was campaigning for the presidency, Damon expressed his discontent over the possibility of seeing the former “Apprentice” host in the White House.
 
“I’m kind of amazed we’ve arrived at this point,” he said during a 2016 interview with ABC News’ “Popcorn with Peter Travers. “I’m concerned.” 
 
“There’s no way we can let this guy be the [president],” he added. “To let that dude have the nuclear football, are you kidding me? That’s dangerous. He’s impulsive and rash, and doesn’t seem to think deeply about too many things.”
 
Following Trump’s election, however, Damon, took on a more diplomatic tone. The actor, who has openly admitted he didn’t vote for the Republican candidate, told NBC, “A successful American president is good for all of us and we really have to be rooting for him right now.” 

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Kate Upton Earns Cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for Third Time


And the cover goes to...Kate Upton!
 
For the third time in her modeling history, the supermodel earned the front page of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. During Tuesday night's Valentine's Day edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late-night host showed this year's three covers featuring Kate. 
 
 
"Is that really a swimsuit that you're wearing?" Jimmy Kimmel joked. "Because it seems just like a hammock that got torn to bits." Kate added while laughing, "I'm pretty sure it's just a rope. It's apparently Sports Illustrated nude magazine." 
 
The debut comes only one day after the reveal of pregnant Hannah Jeter's photo that appears inside the magazine. It's the 26-year-old's fifth time appearing in the magazine, but she graced the cover of the 2015 issue. Jeter's sexy photo was taken only a few weeks after she learned she was eating for two.
 
Also appearing in this year's issue are Olympians Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. The gymnasts swapped their leotards for several different bikinis in a previously released video that showed them flaunting their flexibility and strength. Despite the outfit changes, these two posed in a way that proves they're always in a gymnastics frame of mind.
 
Christie Brinkley, 63, also appears in the 2017 issue but turned it into a family affair. The iconic model posed in a black one-piece next to daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook. Sailor shared the image on Instagram and opened up about how this project became more important than a simple photo shoot.
 
"I've had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it," Sailor shared on Instagram. "My body and I have been through it all. But recently I have been liberated. I am healthy, I treat myself well, and for that I'm happy."
 
The 18-year-old continued, "This is more than a magazine to me and always has been. As a growing young woman, SI showed me all bodies are different and all bodies are worthy of celebrating. Thank you thank you @si_swimsuit for celebrating my beautiful mama, my beautiful sister, I, and ALL WOMEN!! How lucky am i?!" 
Last year's Swimsuit Issue had not one, but three different women cover the magazine, each with a different body type. Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson each received her own cover, with a source telling E! News at the time that the publication's choice was a "nod to female empowerment."
 
Graham returns to this year's issue in an ad for Swimsuits for All that features non-models for the very first time in the magazine's history. "I was so excited to shoot with local women for this shoot, non-models who represent all different body shapes, proving that everyone can look gorgeous in my swimsuits," Graham said in a press release. "We're continuing to shift perceptions of beauty and encouraging more inclusivity in the fashion industry."

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Harrison Ford's Plane Involved In Airliner Mishap


Harrison Ford was aboard a small plane that landed on a taxiway of a California airport, flying directly over a waiting American Airlines 737, federal officials said.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which has not identified who was piloting the plane, is investigating this incident.
According to the FAA, the actor's Aviat Husky single-engine propellor plane was cleared to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Monday afternoon. The FAA said the pilot repeated the approved landing clearance back to the air traffic controller.
"The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway," the FAA said in a statement.
The 737-800, operated by American Airlines, had 110 passengers and six crew aboard. The flight departed the gate from Orange County for Dallas just after noon.
The National Transportation Safety Board said that it was told Ford was involved in a landing incident at John Wayne airport. They are gathering more information and have not determined whether they will investigate just yet.
The NTSB did not specify that Ford was the pilot.
A representative for the actor declined to comment.
American Airlines said it is aware of the incident and has reported it to the FAA and NTSB.
Ford, 74, is best known as the rogue smuggler pilot in "Star Wars" or the risk taking professor Indiana Jones.
In real life, he is an avid aviator of both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft.
Ford experienced an engine failure on his single-engine Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR in March 2015, performing an emergency landing on a golf course. Ford was seriously injured in the accident and the NTSB traced the cause to a failed part inside the engine's carburetor.

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Adele's George Michael tribute could have included Beyonce, Rihanna and James Corden


Adele's tribute to George Michael at Sunday night's Grammys was both emotional and memorable: she stopped and re-started her performance of "Fastlove" because she wanted it to be perfect for her hero. But if the original concept for the tribute had happened, Adele wouldn't have been alone on that stage, and she wouldn't have been singing "Fastlove."
 
According to Billboard, George's manager originally wanted the tribute to include James Corden, Adele, Beyonce and Rihanna, each singing a verse from one of his songs -- including "Freedom" and "One More Try" -- as a mashup. 
 
But Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich tells Billboard, it became obvious "how passionate Adele was" about the tribute, adding, "She had a vision for what she wanted to do with it."
 
At the Grammys, Adele told reporters she was "devastated" when George died on Christmas Day. The next day, she says she told her partner Simon, "I have to do that tribute."  Even though his family didn't want a tribute at first, she explained, they then decided they wanted her, and only her, to do it.
 
According to Ehrlich, Adele and George's attorney picked the images of the singer used during the tribute. She sang "Fastlove" because, she said, she'd loved the song since she was 10.
 
"I heard the vulnerability in that song, especially in the [part]...where it goes from being about one night stands and being a little bit sleazy to saying, 'In the absence of security/I made my way into the night' and I lost my way, basically," she told reporters.
 
She then clarified, "I didn't relate to that when I was 10...that'd be weird!"
 
Even before the Grammys, Adele fans knew how much she admired George: a few years ago at her birthday party, she dressed in drag as him.

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More Archie Comics TV Shows Are In The Works


Riverdale’s Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica may be hitting screens near you.
 
Fresh off the launch of the new CW series “Riverdale,” Archie Comics has signed an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop more of their content for television and beyond, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
 
Considering that “Riverdale” has been such a hit, Archie Comics hopes the deal might allow for further expansion, as DC Comics has done with series “Arrow,” “Flash” and “Supergirl.”
 
Archie CEO Jon Goldwater told The Hollywood Reporter that the partnership will extend “beyond the traditional Riverdale crew of Archie, Betty and Veronica as seen in the current CW series.” Which means we can possibly look forward to spin-offs featuring “America’s Queen of Pin-Ups and Fashions” Katy Keene, the superheroes of the company’s Dark Circle imprint, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
 
“Archie is unique in that we have a huge library of characters that are not only recognizable, but they’re successful and entertaining,” Goldwater told the publication. 
 
There’s no word yet on when to expect new shows from Archie’s world.

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Joe Jonas Writes The Best Comment On Sophie Turner's Instagram Photo


By now it’s no secret that DNCE frontman Joe Jonas and “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner are an item.
 
Well, Jonas, 27, couldn’t resist the urge to gush over his bae’s recent Instagram photo minutes after it was posted. And who could blame him? Turner, 20, looked gorgeous. 
 
 
We couldn’t agree more. She absolutely slayed the BAFTA red carpet in her plunging metallic gown on Sunday. And while Jonas was rocking out at the Grammys and couldn’t be by her side for the event, she was totally on 🔥 flying solo. 
 
Love is certainly in the air with these two.

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Derek And Hannah Jeter Are Expecting A Baby Girl


In a new essay for the Player's Tribune, Hannah Jeter opens up about "The Derek I Know," while writing about her husband and soon-to-be father of her child, a baby girl.
 
In a heartfelt piece, Hannah explains that she didn't know who the baseball legend was when she first met him, and that it took a while to understand his connection to the fans of New York.
 
"You probably don’t believe me," she explains. "But it's true ... I grew up in the Virgin Islands, on St. Thomas, which is only about three miles wide. Baseball wasn’t really 'a thing.'"
 
She continues to write that while Google may have had its fair share of stories about the Yankees great, now 42, she got to know him on her own terms.
 
"Derek and I met during the off-season, and I think that was a lucky break," she writes. "We met at the right time. To me, what matters in a relationship is being at the same place in your lives. And right from the start, I could tell that the timing of Derek’s life and mine were aligned."
 
The fashion model, 26, came to terms with Jeter's career and says in his final season as a ballplayer she canceled jobs to be with him, support him and "be present at those remaining games" of his career in an attempt to "reconcile" the love fans have for the World Series champ.
 
"Even during those last few months, I felt like I was still learning to identify the Derek Jeter everyone was saying goodbye to as the same Derek that I knew," she writes. "And then, during his last game at Yankee Stadium … that’s when, for me, everything fell into place."
 
This understanding of Jeter's legacy is something that is on Hannah's mind as she and her husband are now "pregnant with our first child ... looking to the future."
 
In the middle of the article, Jeter shares a picture of the baseball legend, holding pink balloons to signify the daughter they are expecting.
 
"He already has a name in mind — he’s set on it. (We’ll see.)," she adds. "Whatever her name is, I know she’ll run circles around him ... They’re going to be born into such an extraordinary situation. They’re going to have to be some strong little people. We don’t want them to be defined by their dad’s name — for them, we want him to just be 'Dad.' That will be the piece of him they’ll have that the rest of the world doesn’t.”
 
But there is "some sadness," she admits, that their children won't know the sports icon firsthand at games, because he's now retired and the Yankees will retire his jersey later this year.
 
"We can show them videos, and photos, and memorabilia ... But I know it won’t be quite the same ... You had to be there," she writes. "We’ll let them know that they are strong and smart, and that they can do anything they put their minds to. I hope they’ll be honest like their father. I hope they’ll be stubborn like me. I hope that they know what they want and won’t settle for less."
 
Though she wants her children to know all aspects of their father's life, she closes with, "if they want to play baseball, well, we’re gonna have a little talk first."

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Rey And Kylon Ren Share 'Connection' According To 'Star Wars' Database


Earlier today, fans and sites covering "Star Wars" lost their minds when they noticed an alleged update to the official bios of Rey and Kylo Ren.
 
Minor spoilers ahead from "The Force Awakens"
 
The "Star Wars" site now makes it clear that the two characters are connected in some way.
 
Now, this could be nothing or it could be something big, it won't be known until "The Last Jedi" comes out in December.
 
"She rejected this call to destiny, but was captured by the dark side warrior Kylo Ren, with whom she shared a strange connection," Rey's bio reads, while Kylo's reads, "A mysterious connection seemed to link the two."
 
Fans of "The Force Awakens" know the two battle via lightsabers and that Rey is victorious. But aside from that, a strong connection isn’t clear. What is known is that she is able to resist Ren's powers to read her mind and that she has Force powers. Could the bio update be a reference to the Force or is it something even bigger?
 
Fans are buzzing about the theories on Rey's past, which is still mostly unknown heading into "Episode VIII." Some even assume that they are long-lost siblings, as Rey was able to defend herself against Ren with no training.
 
Ren also helped to slaughter a new wave of young Jedi before the events of "The Force Awakens," so it’s possible that she could be a past student of Luke's that survived Ren's purge.
 
It's very important to note, there is no verifiable proof behind any of these theories. Sites like Gizmodo and SlashFilm reported that, before this update, their bios were last updated in late 2016. So, the update may be recent, as they are tweaked after trailers, shows and movies to add more information to canon biography.
 
Disney PR was checking on the request for comment.
 
Disney is the parent company of ABC News and Lucasfilm.

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Tom Cruise's Mother, Mary Lee South, Dead At 80


Tom Cruise’s mother, Mary Lee South, died last week after battling health issues in recent years, multiple outlets report. She was 80 years old.
 
Cruise’s publicist confirmed the news to HuffPost. According to People, South died peacefully in her sleep. Cruise and his siblings — Lee Ann DeVette, Cass Mapother, and Marian Henry — reportedly gathered at her local Church of Scientology this weekend for a memorial service with friends and family.
 
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, as Mary Lee Pfeiffer, South once aspired to be an actor much like her son. Instead, she found success as a special education teacher, and married Cruise’s father, Thomas Cruise Mapother III. Recognizing Cruise’s talents at an early age, South encouraged him to pursue acting and participate in local theater productions. 
 
“I guess I was his greatest audience,” she told Rolling Stone in a 1986 profile about Cruise. “He had it in him then. But as he got older, he was more into sports, and it stopped completely. 
 
The couple later divorced in 1974, a period which Cruise once likened to grieving after a death. Four years later, South married Jack South after moving her family to Glen Ridge, New Jersey, where Cruise’s interest in acting reached a turning point. After a celebrated turn in his high school production of “Guys & Dolls,” Cruise was convinced that he was destined for Hollywood. 
 
Throughout Cruise’s career, South was one of her son’s biggest advocates, regularly appearing on his arm at awards shows and movie premieres. Cruise often credited his mom for inspiring him to pursue his acting dreams. 
 
 “You know, women have dreams of having careers and being whatever,” she said. “I had a dream of raising children and enjoying them and having a good family life.”

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Nick Cannon Quits 'America's Got Talent' Via Facebook Post


Well, that’s one way to quit your job. On Monday, Nick Cannon took to social media to announce that he was bowing out of his gig as the host of the hit TV show America’s Got Talent after he learned network executives were considering firing him over a racial joke he told during his Showtime comedy special Stand Up, Don’t Shoot. 
 
“I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset. After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke,” he began in a post on Facebook (and Instagram). “This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment.” Cannon went on to say that he had been warned that something like this might happen.
 
“Recently many of my mentors have cautioned me that soon ‘The System’ would come down on me because I was speaking too many truths and being to loud about it. I had no idea that it all would hit so close to home,” he explained.
 
According to The Wrap,  this was the contentious joke from the special: “I grew up like a real n*****. But I honestly believe, once I started doing America’s Got Talent, they took my real n***** card. They did! Because then, like, these type of people started showing up to my shows.” Cannon allegedly then pointed to three white audience members sitting in the front row. “I can’t do the real n***** stuff no more, because then they’ll put me on TMZ.”
 
Cannon’s post continued: “I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property. There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity.” He went on to say that despite the sour ending, he had truly enjoyed his stint on the show.
 
“I have loved hosting AMERICAS GOT TALENT for the last 8 seasons, watching talented, brave, and courageous Americans accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure to work with but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices,” he shared.
 
He also said this was not “the first time” the powers that be had tried to put him in his place, and he vowed he would continue to fight against the machine (so to speak): “My moral principles will easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head. It’s never been about the money for me, what is difficult to walk away from is the fans, the people who love me on the show. This hurts tremendously. I felt like I was apart of the fabric of our great nation every summer, representing every culture, age, gender, and demographic. Now for the rug to be pulled from underneath me and to be publicly reprimanded and ridiculed over a joke about my own race is completely wrong and I have to do something about it. I have fought many battles in my career and have never been afraid to go up against the system.”
 
In closing, he quoted himself. “As I was quoted in a recent interview, ‘You can’t fire a Boss!’ and that is the essence that I possess,” he shared. And he’s right — you can’t fire a boss when the boss quits first. Cannon and all four judges re-upped their contracts last year, and there’s some question about whether the host can actually quit without facing stiff repercussions. America’s Got Talent has not yet responded to our request for comment.

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Jason Momoa Once Lost His Mind in Front of Idol Tom Waits


Jason Momoa is human after all! The 37-year-old actor might be one of television’s most intimidating tough guys, but even he gets starstruck in front of his idols. During a Twitch live stream of Ubisoft’s upcoming video game release, “For Honor,” the Game of Thrones star admitted to completely embarrassing himself during a chance run-in with singer Tom Waits.
 
“I was in an elevator with him and I had Lola, my daughter, with me,” he tells Yahoo Celebrity. “[Tom] said, ‘That’s a cute baby,’ and I just stared at him and I’m like ‘da da da …’ I couldn’t talk because it was Tom Waits! He means a lot to me so I was having a little trouble talking.” Though he looks back at the memory fondly, Momoa joked that it wasn’t his most composed moment in life. “I was pretty dorky,” he admits.
 
The incident has left Momoa wondering whether his own fans have been too nervous to approach him in real life, especially because he has a reputation for not always playing the friendliest of characters. “I kind of worry about that sometimes,” he says. “Some people make eye contact and you can recognize that they know who you are but are kind of afraid to approach. Maybe they look at me and they think I’m going to do something, but I’m a pretty nice guy normally!”
 
And while he has our attention, the actor would also like to set the record straight on the photo of him circulating on the Web where he is being escorted by a pair of “bodyguards.” “That was just at Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he insists. “When I was walking there, I was going to sign autographs. They are just people that work there. I don’t need bodyguards! They are just guys in suits at Jimmy Kimmel. They look nice,” he says, with a chuckle.
 
Even though he is commonly throwing punches and whipping out martial arts skills on screen, Momoa explains that he really only knows the basics of a variety of fighting styles. “I love learning different martial arts, but I’m definitely a white belt in pretty much everything.” But don’t let his coyness fool you — the 6-foot-4 star could definitely hold his own in a brawl. He just chooses to holster his muscles. “I haven’t been in any bar fights for a very long time, and I should not be doing that anymore,” he laughs. And though he doesn’t hit the gym with his wife, Lisa Bonet – “She does a lot of Pilates, and I’m not doing too many roles involving Pilates,” he jokes — his better half is wearing him down about getting into the yoga studio with her. “She wants me to do a class,” he says. “I should probably do it, but I just get frustrated doing it because I’m not very flexible.”

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Meryl Streep Reacts to President Donald Trump Calling Her 'Over-Rated' in Another Passionate Speech


Meryl Streep made sure her voice was heard yet again when she hit the stage on Saturday night at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala.
 
The 67-year-old actress addressed the criticism she received for her politically charged speech at last month's Golden Globes, and made light of President Donald Trump tweeting that she was "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood."
 
"Yes, I am the most overrated, overdecorated and, currently, over-berated actress, who likes football, of my generation," she quipped. "But that is why you invited me here! Right?"
 
Streep was honored at the event for her acting career and support of the LGBT community, and made mention of some of her previous roles that addressed LGBT issues. "In The Hours, all I did was kiss Allison Janney, take, after take, after take, after take. That wasn't hard," she shared before jokingly adding, "I am fairly proud of my jolly portrayal of a gay-conversion therapist on Lisa Kudrow's show Web Therapy. I feel our vice president [Mike Pence] might want to check out those episodes, as my character's views seem to be in line with his own."
 
The Florence Foster Jenkins star went on to take aim at Trump and his administration. "We should not be surprised that fundamentalists, of every stripe, are exercised and fuming. We should not be surprised that these profound changes come at a steeper cost than we originally thought. If we live through this precarious moment, if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn't lead us to nuclear winter, we will have much to thank our current leader for," she declared. "He will have woken us up to how fragile freedom is. The whip of the executive, through a Twitter feed, can lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate, delegitimize the press and imagined enemies with spasmodic regularity and easily provoked predictability."
 
Streep ended her speech with a call to arms. "We have the right to live our lives, with God or without, as we choose. There is a prohibition against the establishment of a state religion in our Constitution, and we have the right to choose with whom we live, whom we love and who and what gets to interfere with our bodies," she proclaimed. "As Americans, men, women, people, gay, straight, L, B, G, T, Q, all of us have the human right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And if you think people got mad when they thought the government was coming after their guns, wait till they come and try to take away our happiness!"

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Mischa Barton Crashes U-Haul Truck Into an Apartment Building: Report


Mischa Barton was reportedly involved in an accident Saturday night, crashing a U-Haul truck into an apartment building.
 
According to TMZ, the 31-year-old actress moved out of her West Hollywood apartment on Wednesday and was driving to another building in the area. She miscalculated the height of the carport and drove the moving truck into the top support beam.
 
“The whole thing looks like it’s gonna fall through,” Barton, visibly shaken, is heard saying in a video showing the damage obtained by TMZ. “Oh no, this is really bad.”
 
“Everything I own is in this U-Haul,” Barton said.
 
The actress is then seen telling paramedics she did not feel that she needed to be taken to the hospital for any injuries.
 
The crash comes just weeks after Barton voluntarily admitted herself to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after she was allegedly drugged while celebrating her 31st birthday with friends on Jan. 25.
 
Police responded to multiple calls around 7:15 a.m. about a disturbance coming from Barton’s apartment.
 
“I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given GHB,” The O.C. alum said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. “After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well. I would like to extend a big thanks of gratitude to the professionals at Cedars-Sinai for their great care and professionalism. This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings.”
 
Also known as a “date rape drug,” GHB is a depressant that is commonly placed in alcoholic beverages.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Timberlake and John Legend set to perform at the Oscars


The Oscars are gearing up to be a night filled with memorable performances.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend will be performing at this year's Academy Awards.
"We're thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the integral part music plays in movies," show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.
 
The 16-year-old star of Disney's animated "Moana," Auli'i Cravalho, will take the stage with Miranda to perform the nominated song, "How Far I'll Go."
Sting will be performing "The Empty Chair" from "Jim: The James Foley Story." Timberlake will sing his hit single "Can't Stop The Feeling" from "Trolls." Legend will perform "Audition" and "City of Stars" from "La La Land."
The Oscars are February 26 on ABC.

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'LEGO Batman' Tops 'Fifty Shades Darker' & 'John Wick 2' With $55.6 Million


It was the best weekend at the 2017 box office so far, led by WB's The LEGO Batman Movie along with fellow newcomers Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter Two topping the box office in that order. But along with the new releases, five of the weekend's holdovers, especially Lion, held on extremely well, dropping 35% or less compared to last weekend. Overall the weekend top twelve came in just a fraction below our overall expectation of $180 million as the top twelve combined for an estimated $176.9 million.
 
At #1, WB's second film in their LEGO franchise, The LEGO Batman Movie, delivered an estimated $55.6 million, which is well below Mojo's forecast and even a bit below the $60 million the studio was expecting. However, opening day audiences gave the film a strong "A-" CinemaScore, which plays well with the strong critical reception the film received. Of that audience, 48% were males vs. 52% females and 48% were over the age of 25.
 
In second position is Universal's Fifty Shades Darker, which topped the box office on Friday and held on well over the weekend, finishing with a slightly stronger than expected $46.79 million from 3,710 theaters. Opening day audiences gave the film a "B+" CinemaScore and of that audience 70% was female vs. 30% male. The age breakdown saw 56% of the audience coming in under the age of 30 and 34% of the audience was Caucasian, 21% Hispanic and 14% African American.
 
Third place belongs to Lionsgate's John Wick: Chapter Two, which more than doubled its predecessor's opening with an estimated $30 million from 3,113 theaters. Heading into the weekend we were wondering if the R-rated actioner could manage to cross $30 million and with estimates it appears it just barely made it. Opening day audiences scored the film with an "A-" CinemaScore (the first received a "B") to go along with its 76 Metacritic score (the first received a 68). The opening day audience was 64% male vs. 36% female, identical to the first film.
 
Rounding out the top five is the continued strong performance of Hidden Figures with an estimated $8 million, dropping just 21.5% in its eighth week since its limited, Christmas Day debut. Its domestic cume now stands at an impressive $131.4 million, currently the highest grossing domestic release of the 2016 Best Picture nominees.
 
Elsewhere in the top ten, Lionsgate's La La Land grossed an estimated $5 million (-32.2%) for a total domestic cume of over $126 million. Additionally, the film brought in an estimated $11.5 million internationally bringing its worldwide total to an estimated $294.3 million through Sunday.
 
The best holdover in the top ten was the Weinstein's Lion, which saw a 9% bump compared to last weekend despite dropping 68 theaters. The Oscar contender delivered an estimated $4 million this weekend as its domestic cume now stands at $30.3 million since its limited bow 12 weeks ago.

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Grammys 2017: Adele And Beyoncé's Big Moments


Adele swept the top honors at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, but the night was shared with Beyoncé.
 
Adele went home with five total awards, including album of the year for "25."
Beyoncé won two, including best music video for "Formation" and best urban contemporary album for "Lemonade."
The two superstars each provided stellar performances.
Beyoncé, who recently announced she's expecting twins, reminded everyone why her nickname is Queen Bey with a powerful medley of "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles." The nine-minute set was a celebration of women and motherhood.
 
Adele opened the show with her hit "Hello." She later performed a slowed arrangement of George Michael's "Fastlove" in tribute to the singer, who died on Christmas Day.
After a few verses, Adele uttered an expletive and stopped.
"I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him," Adele said.
She then beautifully powered through the song. The audience responded with a standing ovation.
 
Adele's evening got better when her single "Hello" won Grammy Awards for song and record of the year.
During her acceptance speech for the latter, she professed her admiration for fellow nominee, Beyoncé.
"I adore you and I want you to be my mommy," Adele quipped.
Moments later when she won album of the year, Adele insisted Beyoncé deserved it more.
"The artist of my life is Beyoncé, and this album to me, the 'Lemonade' album, was just so monumental," said a teary Adele to Beyoncé, who mouthed "I love you" from the audience.
David Bowie posthumously won five Grammy Awards for his final album, "Blackstar."
Chance the Rapper won the first award of the night for best new artist.
"Glory be to God," the Chicago native said before thanking his family and his hometown.
The rapper also won best rap album -- making history as the first artist with a streaming-only album to win a Grammy.
The politically-charged climate of the country was reflected throughout the ceremony.
A Tribe Called Quest teamed up with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes for a set that included criticism of President Donald Trump.
"I just want to thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all of the evil that you've been perpetuating throughout the United States," Rhymes said before launching into the song "We the People."
James Corden had a few political lines, but the Grammy host largely kept the focus of the night on the music and his self-deprecating brand of humor.

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Drew Barrymore: 'I Was Just In A Really Low Point'


Drew Barrymore credits her new show, "Santa Clarita Diet," with helping her through a dark period in her life.
 
"It was a safe place for me to spend my summer while my whole life was just sort of falling apart," Barrymore said at a Netflix panel in New York on Wednesday. "I was just in a really low point. I read the script and it made me laugh and it made me feel something. It took me out of my own world that wasn't super pleasant at the time. And I thought, maybe other people want to be taken out of their [own] unpleasant times and be transported into something that's cool and different."
Related: 'Santa Clarita Diet' brings attention to city
Barrymore's unpleasant time was her divorce from her husband of four years, Will Kopelman, which was finalized in August 2016. The couple have two children, Olive, 4, and 2-year-old, Frankie.
The premise of "Santa Clarita Diet" centers on a husband and wife, Sheila and Joel Hammond, who are living in the sleepy Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita, when Sheila goes through a dramatic transformation that leaves her feeling better than ever.
"I really was excited about playing a woman who was becoming empowered, losing weight, pulling her sh*t together, Barrymore said. "For me, it was a total metaphor for my life."
Barrymore said she has since lost 20 pounds and gained a new "confidence."
"Timing is everything; it's the next tattoo I want to get," she said. "This took me out of my sh*t and made me a happier person."
"Santa Clarita Diet" is currently streaming on Netflix.

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'Fifty Shades Darker' Careens From Erotic To Absurd


(CNN)"Fifty Shades of Grey" became a literary sensation, heightening anticipation for a movie that proved more silly than sizzling. Its sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker," goes well beyond that on the groan meter, repeatedly failing to pass the unintentional-giggle test.
 
Obviously, the idea is for the movie version of E.L. James' novel to be sexy and erotic, from star Jamie Dornan's impressive biceps to its dominant-submissive naughtiness. But reminiscent of the old joke that "kinky" means using a feather and "perverted" involves the whole chicken, "Fifty Shades" basically plays like an overstuffed turkey.
For starters, this latest adaptation barely qualifies as a functional movie, in terms of possessing a plot and a beginning, middle and end. Indeed, the story doesn't so much finish as run out of time -- following a hilarious interlude seemingly designed just to prolong matters -- before promising (or perhaps threatening) another edition a year from now.
If the first film dealt with Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) trying to decide if she could accept the special sexual appetites of the billionaire businessman Christian Grey (Dornan), including bondage and spanking, the formula here loosely turns the tables. That's because with Anastasia having left him, it's Christian who's left trying to prove that he can evolve -- that he wants her back badly enough to set his needs aside, at least partially, in order to be with her.
Heck, he's even willing to "renegotiate terms" of their relationship. With an offer like that, who could possibly resist?
Director James Foley takes the reins and tries to build some suspense around that, as well as side plots like Christian's former submissive-turned-stalker and Anastasia's creepy boss (Eric Johnson). The movie also introduces Kim Basinger -- very appropriately, given her early-career turn in the then-salacious "9 ½ Weeks" -- in what amounts to a cameo as Christian's one-time lover who ushered him into this sadomasochistic world.
Still, none of it really adds up to much, and the sensual flourishes -- like sneaking off together during a masked ball -- can't obscure the laughs that the most risible dialogue elicits. By the time Christian earnestly tells her, "I know I'm complicated," "Fifty Shades" has entered midnight-movie camp territory.
In that respect, the frequent use of musical montages -- as trite and heavy-handed as they are -- comes across as something of a relief, simply because during those stretches, nobody's talking.
American movies have a longstanding reputation of being more adventurous regarding violence than sex, and "Fifty Shades" scored initially by flipping that script. Apparently, even with what will likely be diminishing box-office returns, the franchise will hang on a little longer. And unlike its brooding leading man, there's certainly nothing complicated about why.
"Fifty Shades Darker" opens in the U.S. on February 10. It's rated R.

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Singer Aretha Franklin 'Retiring This Year'


After winning her fair share of Grammy awards and selling millions and millions of albums worldwide, the legendary Aretha Franklin says she plans to mostly retire but will still do "some select things."
 
Speaking to a Detroit television station, Franklin, 74, said that while she "can't wait to get in the studio" to record a new album, "I must tell you, I am retiring this year."
 
She added that her new album will be out around September, produced by Stevie Wonder, with a limited tour schedule that will only include one stop per month. All the songs will be original, she said.
 
"This will be my last year. I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert,” she told the station. “This is it.”
 
The six-decade music veteran and first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said she wants to spend more time with her grandchildren.
 
"I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now ... but I'm not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn't be good, either," she added, leaving the door open for a limited schedule.
 
Franklin canceled a number of shows last year on doctor's orders, she told The Associated Press.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham Expecting 1st Child Together


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took to Instagram today to announce her pregnancy with Jason Statham.
 
The photo, which Statham took, shows her with a baby bump looking relaxed on a beach.
"Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!" the caption reads.
 
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Are Engaged
Statham, 48, and Huntington-Whitely, 28, confirmed their engagement last year after being first spotted together in 2010. It will be the first marriage and first child for both the model and the "Furious 7" star.

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Watch Out, World, Clooney Twins Are On The Way!


First he got married, then he stayed married, and now he’s going to be a father. 
 
Hollywood’s former most eligible bachelor, George Clooney, is expecting twins with wife Amal Clooney, multiple sources confirmed to People. Julie Chen of “The Talk” spilled the beans, announcing that George told her in January that Amal was pregnant with two bundles of joy. The babies are reportedly due this summer.
 
“Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins,” Chen said on the daytime show. “Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney!”    
 
Pregnancy rumors first started flying after Amal stepped out sporting a loose-fitting floral dress at the Netflix special screening of “The White Helmets” hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice on Jan. 9 in London. The lawyer, activist and author was glowing at the event with her husband by her side.
 
The twins will be the first children for both George and Amal, who tied the knot in September 2014 in Venice. In 2015, George admitted that he hadn’t really thought about having children, but never said never. 
 
“I’ve thought about it I suppose, but I haven’t really — it hasn’t been high on my list,” he told Charlie Rose. 
 
Well, it appears his list changed a bit! Congrats to the happy couple. 

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Justin Timberlake Gets Honest About Fatherhood


Justin Timberlake has spent more than 20 years in the entertainment business, but none of that quite prepared him for the trials of fatherhood.
 
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the singer opened up about being a dad with wife Jessica Biel.
 
He admitted the first few months were pretty rough.
 
“At first, it broke me down,” Timberlake said. “Those first eight months felt like those old [Ed Sullivan] shows where people are balancing spinning plates on poles -- except if you drop one, they die.”
 
Timberlake, 36, and Biel, 34, were married in 2012. They welcomed son Silas more than two years later.
 
"You go through your life with your own traumas, big and small, and think, 'It's not that bad, I have a lot to be thankful for, my parents did the best they could,'" he said. "But then you have a child of your own, and suddenly it opens all the floodgates, and you're like, 'No, no, no! That childhood trauma really did f--- me up!'"
 
While 22-month-old Silas has been known to sing his dad’s hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” around the house, Timberlake isn’t so sure he wants Silas to follow him into show business.
 
“If he wanted it bad enough, I suppose I could teach him a lot about what not to do," he said.
 
For his next album, the singer told THR he’s getting even more in touch with his roots.
 
"It sounds more like where I've come from than any other music I've ever made," he said. "It's Memphis. It's Southern American music. But I want to make it sound modern -- at least that's the idea right now."

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Katherine Jackson Accuses Her Nephew of Abuse in Court Docs


Katherine Jackson, the mother of deceased pop superstar Michael Jackson, has obtained a temporary restraining order against her nephew, who she says has been abusive to her, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap.
 
The request for the restraining order says that Jackson's daughter and other family members have witnessed "ongoing abuse" by Trent Lamar Jackson, and that "years of mental/emotional abuse have left Mrs. Jackson in a constant state of fear and confusion."
 
The request also claims that the younger Jackson has accessed her bank accounts and credit cards without authorization. The court papers also claim that he's made himself a core custodian of Katherine Jackson "to control her every move."
 
"Trent's abuse has been deliberate and calculated for years to manipulate Mrs. Jackson so that he could assume control of her finances, stay rent-free in her guest house, and estrange her from her children," the papers read.
 
The papers claim that Jackson, 86, is fearful of how her nephew will react since she's terminated his employment as her driver.
 
The younger Jackson has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from his aunt, and has been told not to enter the gated community where she lives.
 
He's also been instructed to return all keys, passwords and combinations to her property, and to not use her credit cards or bank accounts.
 
A hearing on the matter has been set for March 1.

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Obama Photographer Taunts Trump On Instagram


For Pete Souza, who served as the chief White House photographer during former President Barack Obama’s eight years in office, every day is throwback Thursday — and, increasingly, an opportunity to slam President Trump.
 
Since Trump’s inauguration, Souza has been posting vintage images from Obama’s two terms on Instagram while subtly throwing barbs at the new commander in chief.
 
Last month, amid Trump’s war of words with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto over the president’s vow that Mexico will pay for his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, Souza posted a photo of then-President Obama sampling tequila with Peña Nieto in 2013.
 
Last week, after reports surfaced that Trump abruptly ended a tense phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Souza shared an image of a smiling Obama talking with Turnbull and former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Laos in September.
 
Souza then gave a direct shout-out to Bruce Springsteen, who apologized for Trump on behalf of America during a concert in Melbourne.
 
During the chaos that followed Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration banning Syrian refugees, Souza responded by sharing an image of Obama and a young refugee.
 
He followed that with a picture, taken in the Oval Office the day after the election, of Obama’s meeting with Alex, the 6-year-old boy who wrote a letter to the president about the heartbreaking image of a dust-covered Syrian boy in the ambulance that went viral last year.
 
It’s not just Trump who has drawn Souza’s ire. After Trump’s announcement of Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Souza posted a photo of Obama’s pick, Merrick Garland, who was blocked by congressional Republicans and never received a vote.
 
On Monday, after a New York Times report that Trump aides have been forced to “confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the Cabinet room,” Souza posted a photo of a fully lit Cabinet meeting.
 
His caption: “Those damn lights ;)”
 
The same day, Souza shared an image of Obama meeting with three female advisers at the White House — a reference, perhaps, to Trump’s mostly male West Wing. Critics have noted that many of Trump’s photo ops are all-male affairs.
 
Souza isn’t the only Obama alum using social media to take on Trump. An aggressive army of formerly buttoned-up Obama staffers have taken to Twitter to rail against Trump’s policies.
 
Souza’s trolling of Trump has gone beyond photo sharing too.
 
On Twitter, the former White House photog has been tweeting and retweeting links to articles critical of the Trump administration.
 
And on Wednesday, Souza retweeted a Trump message and compared his presidency to Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

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The One 'Game Of Thrones' Theory You've Been Overlooking


Recently, The Huffington Post spoke with Conleth Hill, the actor who plays Varys on the HBO series, and asked him if perhaps we’ve all been paying attention to the wrong characters. Are Varys and Littlefinger the ones to watch?
 
“Very interesting question,“ he said, before teasing a possible meetup in Season 7. “I can tell you that I loved working with Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), and I can tell you that it’s possible we work together again,” he said, adding, “But not definite.”
 
Though Hill gets cheeky at the end of his comments, a meetup is almost certainly happening. The two are basically on a collision course, with each playing the role of a master puppeteer. 
 
While “Game of Thrones” theories about Jon Snow’s true parents and Tyrion being a Targaryen capture our attention, one that says the game will actually come down to Varys vs. Littlefinger keeps making more sense.
 
Remember, Littlefinger is the catalyst for the whole story. After convincing Lysa Arryn to kill her husband and Hand of the King, Jon Arryn, things were set in motion and Ned Stark was called to King’s Landing. Littlefinger has been gaining more and more power ever since.
 
Now, he’s Lord Protector of the Vale and showed up at the last minute to help Jon Snow’s army defeat the Boltons in Season 6. Though we’re led to believe Sansa’s letter got him to come to the rescue, it’s likely that Littlefinger would’ve shown up to the Battle of the Bastards to finish off Ramsay, anyway. 
 
The guy wants a united North backing him, and he would never have that with the Boltons in power. 
 
Varys has quietly made his own moves to put Dany in power, as Redditor gmnitsua lays out:
 
He conspired with Illyrio to get Daenerys married to Khal Drogo. Varys conspired with him to get her dragon eggs. Varys conspired with Jorah from the beginning. To me, a lot of her success is owed to Varys.
He also got Tyrion to be Dany’s advisor. Varys originally testified against Tyrion after Joffrey’s murder only to free him and whisk him away to counsel Dany. Then, he shows up in Dorne to get the Tyrells and Sand Snakes on the Mother of Dragon’s side. Dude’s been busy.
 
Now Varys is with Dany’s fleet heading to Westeros, and Littlefinger is putting doubt in Sansa’s head as Jon Snow becomes King in the North. 
 
George R.R. Martin’s book series that inspired “Game of Thrones” is called A Song of Ice and Fire. With Dany, Varys is controlling the fire. With the Starks, Littlefinger is trying to control the ice. 
 
Winter is coming, peeps. Aw hells Snow.

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Danielle Staub Is Returning To 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' (You Read That Correctly)


Don’t call it a comeback. 
 
The legendary Danielle Staub will be returning to Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” for the upcoming eighth season, Us Weekly reported Wednesday. Andy Cohen remained coy when asked by the publication about Staub’s return last month, saying they were in “discussions.” 
 
It’s unclear whether Staub will be a full-time housewife or a guest, or if another housewife is exiting. 
 
The move comes after Staub and Teresa Giudice ― whose infamous table-flip was sparked by her ongoing feud with Staub in Season 1 ― mended fences. The ladies did enjoy a yoga outing back in October ...
 
“Andy brought her up at the reunion, so it sparked something up inside me,” Teresa told E! News. “So I reached out to her on Twitter and she responded. I asked her if she was into yoga and she said of course, so I said, ‘Let’s take a yoga class together.’ So we did. Like I said, I’ve never had a problem with her, I would love for her to come back. My thing is, I said what I had to say and that was it. It never went beyond that.”
 
Let’s reminisce on all things Staub-related, shall we? 
 
There was the book. 
 
There was the dancing. 
 
There was the side-eye. 
 
And there was “Real Close.” 
 
Daneille, we really can’t wait to have you back. 

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Jamie Lynn Spears' 8-Year-Old Daughter Reportedly 'Awake And Talking'


As of mid-day Tuesday, Feb. 7, Jamie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter Maddie Aldridge, who had been in critical condition after an ATV accident, is now reportedly awake. 
 
People learned the news through a statement from the hospital where Aldridge is being treated, provided to the outlet by a Spears family rep. The statement begins, “with her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness.”
 
It continues:
 
The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, La. Paramedics resuscitated her and she was airlifted to a local hospital. She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident.
Aldridge is said to be “awake and talking,” and doctors even removed her ventilator, though she “continues to receive oxygen” and is being monitored closely.
 
The statement also reads, “She has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.”
 
It’s amazing news for the Spears family.
 
Though early reports said that Aldridge was injured on a hunting excursion, more recent reports claim that the young girl was riding an ATV within view of Spears and her stepfather when she overcorrected a turn and crashed into a pond, becoming submerged.
 
Following the accident, Jamie Lynn Spears’ former “Zoey 101” castmates sent their love and well wishes, and her sister Britney posted a message asking for prayers. 

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Madonna Adopts Orphaned Twin Sisters from Malawi


Madonna has opened her heart to two more children.
 
Malawi’s judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula tells PEOPLE the High Court in Malawi confirmed the adoption order for the pop icon to adopt 4½-year-old twin girls from the country.
 
Madonna, 58, and her lawyer appeared in court on Tuesday, along with the children, their father and their uncle, all of whom witnessed the adoption, Mvula says.
 
“Their mother died a week after she delivered the babies” in August 2012, Mvula says of the the twin girls. “After their mother died, the children were looked after by their grandmother, who could not fully provide for them, so they were taken into an orphanage.”
 
As for their new mother?
 
She “exuded happiness,” says Mvula, who adds, “she smiled while she was making her way out of the courtroom, and then she drove away” with her new daughters.
 
Prior to her latest adoption, Madonna was already mother to four children: Lourdes Leon, 20, Rocco Ritchie, 16, David Banda, 11, and Mercy James, 11.
 
The “Living for Love” singer has a long history with the people of Malawi: She adopted David and Mercy from the African country in 2006 and 2007, respectively. And she’s worked to fight against poverty amongst the nation’s orphaned children for more than a decade with her Raising Malawi charity. This year, the philanthropic group will build Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit, the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care.
 
Mvula says the Malawi court took her long-standing relationship with the country into considering when considering her application.
 
“Madonna has been very close to Malawi,” Mvula tells PEOPLE. “She has been involved in so many projects and is currently helping to expand the children’s ward at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. So Madonna has been coming to Malawi frequently. So it is not unusual to people in Malawi at all. They know Madonna very well in terms of the high-profile work she has done for the community.”
 
The adoption news comes two weeks after Madonna initially slammed reports that she was adopting while on a visit to the country.

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Richard Hatch, 'Battlestar Galactica' star, dead at 71


Richard Hatch, who was best known for his role as Captain Apollo in “Battlestar Galactica,” died Tuesday.
 
Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo in “Battlestar Galactica,” died Tuesday. - Bill Watters/WireImage© Provided by New York Daily News Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo in “Battlestar Galactica,” died Tuesday. - Bill Watters/WireImage
He was 71.
 
Hatch got his start with the Los Angeles Repertory Theater as well as shows in Chicago and off Broadway before moving to the silver screen, where he debuted in 1971 on “All My Children.”
 
His first major role came in “The Streets of San Francisco” as Inspector Dan Robbins in 1976, the final season of the detective show.
 
But his most famous part was Captain Apollo in the 1978 “Battlestar Galactica” TV show, a role for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
 
Over the years, Hatch also made guest appearances on shows including “The Waltons,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Baywatch.”
 
He also spent much of his later career attempting to revive “Battlestar Galactica,” including novels based on the series.
Hatch even went as far as to write, co-direct and produce a trailer for a spinoff called “The Second Coming,” but Universal Studios rejected his pitch.
 
Instead, the studio ordered a remake from Ronald D. Moore in which Hatch played Tom Zarek, a terrorist-turned-politician, for 22 episodes over the show’s four-season run.
 
“Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional,” Moore tweeted after the news broke. “His passing is a heavy blow to the entire BSG family.”
 
“Richard Hatch, you made our universe a better place,” wrote Edward James Olmos, who starred in the reboot. “We love you for it. Rest In Peace my friend. So Say We All.”
 
“I share tragic news with a heavy heart,” wrote composer Bear McCreary, who broke the news. “Richard Hatch is no longer with us. Goodbye Tom Zarek / Apollo.”
 
“R.I.P. Richard Hatch. Thank you for all your kindness and advice over the years,” wrote “Galacticast” actress Casey McKinnon. “We'll miss you."

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Jack Nicholson to Star in 'Toni Erdmann' Remake, His First Major Role in a Decade


Jack Nicholson, who hasn’t appeared in a feature film since 2010, will star in an English-language remake of the Oscar-nominated film “Toni Erdmann.”
 
Sources tell Variety Paramount Pictures has acquired the remake rights to the acclaimed German film with Nicholson attached to play the title character.
Paramount had no comment.
 
Adam McKay, who recently directed “The Big Short” for the studio, will produce along with Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbuam of Gloria Sanchez Productions. Maren Ade, writer and director of the original “Toni Erdmann,” will exec produce the remake along with producers Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski.
 
The original film starred Peter Simonischek and Sandra Huller and followed a practical joking father who tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.
 
It’s unknown who will play the lead role of Nicholson’s daughter in the film.
 
Nominated for Best Foreign feature at the 2017 Academy Awards, “Toni Erdmann” has been the movie to beat in the international category after winning several awards including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign film.
 
Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. rights to “Toni Erdmann” following its debut last year at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s currently playing in limited release domestically.
 
Sources tell Variety that Nicholson, who turns 80 this year, was a huge fan of the original and approached Paramount’s Brad Grey with the idea and Grey immediately worked with the team at Paramount to secure the rights.
 
The studio will look to attach a director and writer immediately.
 
“Toni Erdmann” marks Nicholson’s first film since playing a role in the James L. Brooks dramedy “How do You Know,” which many in Hollywood though could be possibly be the actor’s last major film. He also starred in the 2007 film “The Bucket List” opposite Morgan Freeman.
 
The three-time Oscar-winner has been courted for a few films in recent years, including the Branch Rickey role in “42” as well as Robert Downey Jr.’s father in “The Judge,” but passed on both.

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Lady Gaga's Sales Increase 1,000%, Thanks to Halftime Show


Here's the reason artists don't get paid to perform during Super Bowl halftime: they end up getting paid in other ways -- like increased album sales. It certainly worked for Lady Gaga.
 
According to Nielsen Music, following Sunday's halftime show, Gaga sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs, which was an increase of over 1,000% compared to her sales the day before the game.  In fact, Gaga sold more songs and albums digitally on Sunday than she did the entire week prior to the big game.
 
Gaga's biggest-selling song on Sunday was her new single, "Million Reasons" -- downloads increased nearly 900 percent compared to the previous day.  It sold about 45,000 downloads, marking its best sales period ever since its release late last year. 
 
As for her classic hits, "Bad Romance" sold 1,525% more downloads than the previous day.  Sales of "Born This Way" increased over 2,000%, while sales of "Poker Face" increased by more than 1,200%.
 
Presumably, Gaga will also benefit from the halftime appearance via ticket sales for her newly-announced Joanne tour.  More than 117.5 million people tuned into her halftime show, while the game itself just averaged over 111 million viewers.

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New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' Trailer Offers Glimpse Of Villain Ayesha


They’re back! 
 
Marvel released a new trailer for the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” getting us even more excited for the film’s May release. The spot, which aired during Super Bowl LI on Sunday night, features the whole crew ― Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and our personal fave, baby Groot (Vin Diesel) ― along with fellow members of the galaxy, Mantis, Nebula and Yondu.
 
On top of all that, the spot offers a glimpse at Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), who seems to be the movie’s golden villain, and it’s all set to Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” In short, it’s great.
 
The studio also released a bunch of film stills ― which you can check out here ― and a new promotional poster, which nods to the first film’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1.” 
We can’t wait. 
 
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theaters on May 2. 

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Kanye West Scrubs Entire Twitter Account Of Any Mention Of Trump


We are four, five seconds from wildin’ about Kanye deleting his Trump tweets.
 
The rapper has been relatively quiet on Twitter this year. In his near-silence, he’s deleted all mention of President Donald Trump on his Twitter account, according to TMZ (and his Twitter).
 
TMZ reports that the West is “super unhappy with the president’s performance” and that, among other things, the Muslim ban “turned him against the president,” though its unclear from where such information is sourced. 
 
West had met with Trump back in December 2016 to discuss “multicultural issues,” and followed the meeting with a series of now-deleted tweets. Those tweets read as follows:
 
I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues.
 
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 13, 2016
These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.
 
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 13, 2016
I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.
 
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 13, 2016
We’ve reached out to Kanye West’s representatives about the deleted tweets and will update this post accordingly.

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Too Much To Handle! Jay Z 'Incredibly' Overwhelmed By The Pressure Of Beyonce's Pregnancy


Beyonce is known as Queen Bey to her fans, and apparently she expects to be treated as such, even by her husband — and especially now that she’s pregnant with twins! “Jay Z is basically waiting on Beyonce hand and foot right now,” a source close to the couple told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “She is not moving from her bedroom unless she absolutely has to!” As a result of Beyonce’s bed rest, Jay Z has found himself on “double-daddy duty,” claimed the source. “Not only is he taking care of Blue Ivy and Beyonce, but he is also in charge of everything right now.” “She told him she wanted to have a stress-free pregnancy, and all of her stress has completely fallen on him!” the insider noted. The couple already has one child, Blue Ivy, 5, and Jay Z is also dealing with a nasty paternity case from one Rymir Satterthwaite, 23, who claims he’s the rapper’s son. All of this has resulted in Jay Z feeling “incredibly stressed out!” claimed the source. 

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Leah Remini Says Scientology Would Let John Travolta Get Away With Murder


There are many theories out there about why big stars like Tom Cruise and John Travolta have remained in the Church of Scientology long after the organization's horrifying practices have been exposed by defectors. As Leah Remini said in a new interview on The Joe Rogan Experience, this could partially be because of how much power the two actors have within the organization.
 
She explains that Cruise has a staff of people who do his every bidding, people who "believe as a Scientologist that you're working for someone who is single-handedly saving the planet... That's an abuse that's not justified."
 
As Remini said, Cruise and Travolta are among the most powerful men in the organization. Travolta has a designation of Khakhan, she explains, that "basically says you can kill another human being. If you're Khakhaned, you're going to look the other way."
 
"So, he's allowed to kill people?" host Joe Rogen asked.
 
"Yes," Remini responded. "It's called ethics protection. There's another policy called the responsibility of leaders, which he says that what you gotta do to protect the leader you gotta do it. If you see a body, you gotta clean it up."
 
That's truly chilling stuff.

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'Stranger Things' Reveals New Teaser In Surprising Super Bowl Ad


Netflix had a trick and a treat for "Stranger Things" fans during Sunday's Super Bowl.
The company released a brief teaser trailer that gave viewers their first look from the upcoming second season of the hit series.
The teaser debuted during the second half of the big game and included some clues and scenes from the new season as well as revealed the start date for the second season of the nostalgic sci-fi series: Halloween.
 
The ad came as a bit of surprise to the those who tuned in to see the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons. It was an even bigger surprise to viewers because the short ad began with a fake out by showing a retro commercial for Eggos, the breakfast waffle brand which is a favorite of one of the show's main characters -- Eleven.
The teaser gave glimpses of the kids and adults of the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, dealing the ramifications of the supernatural world that was unleashed in the first season. It also introduced the new season's tagline of "The World is Turning Upside Down."
Fans shared the teaser and their excitement on social media as well as their impatience over having to wait until next fall for the new season.
You can watch the teaser below:
 
Related: 'Stranger Things' star's speech gets crowd on feet after show's surprise SAG Award win
Like the Super Bowl ad, "Stranger Things" itself was a bit of surprise winning over fans and critics when it seemingly came out of no where last summer on Netflix.
It also surprised Hollywood by winning the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last month.
 
 

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Daughter Of Jamie-Lynn Spears Reportedly In Serious Condition After ATV Accident


The 8-year-old daughter of Jamie-Lynn Spears was reportedly in critical condition Sunday after suffering injuries in an ATV accident in Louisiana.
 
TMZ reported that Spears’ daughter was underwater for several minutes after an ATV that she was riding flipped over. The girl was airlifted to a local hospital, according to the report.
 
Spears was not with her daughter at the time of the accident. The girl was reportedly on a hunting expedition.
 
Spears’ father asked the public to keep his daughter and granddaughter in their prayers, according to E! News.
 
Spears was 16 when she announced she was pregnant. At the time she was engaged to the father Casey Aldridge, but is now married to Jamie Winston.
 
She is the younger sister of pop superstar Britney Spears.

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Lady Gaga Takes Her 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show to New Heights


with pitch-perfect renditions of "God Bless America" and "This Land Is Your Land." Above her head, drones painted the sky in the shape and colors of the American flag. 
 
However, it was one of the few mellow portions of the performance as Mother Monster quickly jumped from the edge of the stadium into the air and descended upon the Super Bowl crowd. Landing on a platform above the Texas audience, she launched into a mix of "Just Dance," "The Edge of Glory" and "Poker Face."
 
As fireworks exploded around her, the songstress continued into her career hit, "Poker Face," as she flipped through the air on strings and landed just in time to transition into "Born This Way" surrounded by backup dancers dressed in futuristic garb with the star in a coordinating metallic bodysuit and boots. Judging from the routine thus far, Gaga was certainly born to do this. 
 
The hits continued as Lady Gaga belted out "Telephone," though Beyoncé ultimately did not make a cameo to perform the 2010 track, which she was featured on. Instead, the stage was all for Gaga as she switched into "Just Dance" while accompanying herself on a keytar. 
 
Before the grand finale, Lady Gaga slowed it down for an intimate moment with fans all around the world as she took a seat at a piano to perform her most recent hit, "Million Reasons." In between chords, she gave shout-outs to her mom and dad in the audience—a moment that surely had everyone watching suddenly a bit teary-eyed.
 
Of course, it would not be a Lady Gaga halftime show without an outfit change. As she kicked the routine back into high gear with "Bad Romance," she also changed into her version of football gear with a rhinestone-encrusted crop top accessorized with shoulder pads and a bedazzled pair of bikini bottoms. 
 
She reunited with her backup dancers, now sporting shoulder pads and football helmets, to perform the song's signature choreography as the audience mirrored the moves with lights in their hands. 
 
 
However, as the performance came to a close, there would not be a final bow but a final jump as Lady Gaga literally dropped the mic, caught a football and jumped off the stage. 
 
The milestone performance is one the Grammy winner has been working toward practically her entire life thus far. 
 
"I've been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I'm going to do," the singer said in a promotional behind-the-scenes video for the show. "For me, it's all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn't normally come together. The thing is, it's such a big world stage in terms of how many people see it and it's been done so many times."
But, it's never been done like that. Needless to say, fans have a million reasons to fall in love with Lady Gaga all over again. 

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'Split' Tops Box Office For Third Weekend In A Row


LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It was a squeaker, but Universal’s “Split” has edged past Paramount’s “Rings” to narrowly claim victory at the domestic box office. The low-budget thriller retained its first place position for the third consecutive weekend, earning $14.6 million. So far, “Split,” the story of a man with multiple personalities, has made $98.7 million stateside, while costing just $9 million, making it very profitable indeed. The film stars James McAvoy, was directed by “The Sixth Sense’s” M. Night Shyamalan, and produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, the maker of “Sinister” and “Paranormal Activity.”
 
“It’s a darn good movie,” said Nick Carpou, Universal’s domestic distribution chief. “It’s very satisfying for audiences. People seek out quality.”
 
It was a quiet weekend for Hollywood. After all, most of America’s attention has shifted away from the multiplexes to the coming battle between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. The two teams will meet at Super Bowl LI, and the high-profile matchup should ensure that the weekend box office closes on a muted note.
 
“Rings,” an attempt to revive a long-dormant horror franchise, earned $13 million. The first “Ring” movie opened to $15 million in 2002 on its way to a $129.1 million domestic gross, while its followup, 2005’s “The Ring Two,” kicked off to $35.1 million, ending its stateside run with $76.2 million. “Rings” was delayed multiple times, and was originally intended to hit theaters in 2015. It cost $25 million to produce and, like its predecessors, focuses on a videotape that kills those who watch it. Overseas, “Rings” took in $15.2 million from 35 international markets, including Brazil, Mexico, and Russia. Paramount marketing and distribution chief Megan Colligan said she was pleased by the reception the film received here and abroad.
 
“It’s solid,” she said. “Internationally we did incredibly well and it’s nice to have over-performed in certain markets like Brazil.” As for whether or not “Rings” will lead to more sequels, Colligan offered, “time will tell.”
 
Paramount has gone through a bruising period at the box office, enduring a stream of painful flops such as “Allied,” “Ben-Hur,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.” The studio has scored with the Oscar-nominated “Fences” and “Arrival,” but is trying to exhibit greater consistency on the big screen. That’s seen as critical for the longterm survival of studio chief Brad Grey. He managed to make it through the ouster of Philippe Dauman, the head of Paramount’s parent company Viacom and a one-time ally, but Grey must prove that he has the vision needed to restore the studio’s luster.
 
The weekend’s other new wide-release, STX Entertainment’s “The Space Between Us,” bombed, eking out $3.8 million. That’s far less than the $8 million to $10 million that the studio projected the film would earn in its debut. The science-fiction romance was picked up from Relativity Media after that company fell into bankruptcy. It centers on an intra-planetary relationship that forms between a young man who lives on Mars (Asa Butterfield) and a girl from Earth (Britt Robertson) who captures his heart. STX Entertainment is a relative newcomer to Hollywood, having launched in 2014 with backing from the likes of the venture capital firm TPG and the private equity player Hony Capital. The studio has struggled at times, scoring with “Bad Moms” and “The Gift,” but falling flat with “Free State of Jones,” “Hardcore Henry,” and “The Edge of Seventeen.” “The Space Between Us” cost $30 million to produce ― STX says it limited its financial exposure with foreign pre-sales, tax credits, and by taking on outside investors.
 
“While we were hoping for more, we are proud of the film and the way we managed it creatively and financially,” a spokesman for STX said in a statement to Variety.
 
“A Dog’s Purpose,” a family film from Universal, Amblin Entertainment, and Walden Media, nabbed third place, grossing $10.8 million to push its domestic total to $32.9 million. The film was nearly derailed after video surfaced showing a skittish German Shepherd being forced by members of the crew into rushing water. Universal later claimed that the video was heavily edited. Despite the controversy, “A Dog’s Purpose” has performed well at the box office.
 
Fox’s “Hidden Figures” took fourth place, continuing its torrid run at the box office. The drama about African-American NASA employees earned $10.1 million, bringing its domestic earnings to a sizable $119.4 million. “Hidden Figures” is also factoring into the Oscar race, having recently earned a best picture nomination.
 
“La La Land,” the musical expected to dominate this year’s Academy Awards, rounded out the top five, adding $7.4 million to push its domestic results to more than $118 million. The film picked up another honor this weekend, as Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind who wrote and directed “La La Land,” won the Director’s Guild Award.
 
In limited release, “The Comedian,” a critically maligned dramedy with Robert De Niro, struggled to make much of an impression, grossing $1.1 million on 848 screens. Sony Pictures Classics is distributing the film.
 
Magnolia’s “I Am Not Your Negro” fared better, grossing $709,500 on 43 screens. The look at essayist and novelist James Baldwin is competing for an Oscar in the best documentary category.
 
Overall ticket sales topped out at $100 million, a 4.7% jump from the year-ago period when “Kung Fu Panda 3” topped charts. The domestic box office is trailing 2016’s results, but analysts believe that those fortunes will be reversed when “Fifty Shades Darker,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Logan” debut in the coming weeks.
 
“We’re not exactly off to a rousing start, but I still think this year will be a record breaker,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “It’s just a late bloomer.”

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Here's The 'Controversial' Super Bowl Ad That Crashed 84 Lumber's Website


“The service is unavailable.”
 
Those were the words you’d find if you tried going to Journey84.com following 84 Lumber’s “controversial” Super Bowl ad on Sunday.
The ad featured a Spanish-speaking mother and daughter apparently traveling from Mexico to the United States. The end, which shows the pair discovering a door in a giant wall, was reportedly banned from TV since it commented on President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. 
 
After showing part of the ad, 84 Lumber directed people to check out Journey84.com to see the rest. That obviously didn’t work. Thankfully, that’s why there’s YouTube. 
 
 

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James Corden and Adam Lambert Face Off in a Queen Showdown


Last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the affable host took to his desk after his monologue and mentioned that Queen had announced a summer tour, and also joked that he'd be a better frontman for the band that current singer Adam Lambert.
 
It was all a set-up, of course -- on cue, Lambert appeared in jeans and a leather jacket and suggested they put Corden's claim to the test. James lamented that Queen wasn’t present -- but then, of course, Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor appeared for the showdown.
 
Lambert kicked things off with a performance of “We Will Rock You,” after which James and Adam faced off in a medley of Queen classics, followed by Corden taking on “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
 
Lambert stopped him after a minute or so and called his performance, “Fine.” Irritated, James went into “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” but was interrupted by Lambert when the band changed tempo and played “Another One Bites the Dust.”
 
Even though it seemed more like a draw, James conceded that Lambert was a better frontman, after which both performed an energetic duet on “Somebody to Love” and once again, all was well.
 
 
Queen and Adam Lambert will tour North America this summer for the first time since 2014. Here are the tour dates:
 
6/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/29 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
7/1 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
7/2 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/4 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
7/6 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena
7/8 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
7/9 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/13 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/14 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/17 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
7/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
7/23 -- Uncasville, CT,    Mohegan Sun Arena
7/25 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/26 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
7/28 -- New York, NY, Barclays Center
7/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/31 -- Washington D.C., Verizon Center
8/2 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/4 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center

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2017 Kids' Choice Awards: Complete List of Nominations


Who's ready to get slimed?
Nickelodeon announced the nominees for the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards Thursday. Before the full list was unveiled, E! News exclusively revealed which musicians are competing in four categories: Favorite Global Music Star, Favorite Song, Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Female Singer. This year's show features nine new categories, including #Squad and Most Wanted Pet.
John Cena will host the ceremony live from USC's Galen Center in L.A. March 11 at 8 p.m. "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is the biggest party for kids, and I'm so excited and honored to host this year's show," he says. "I have a lot of big surprises in store so bring on the slime!"
Beginning Thursday, kids can cast their votes across 28 categories via Nickelodeon's digital platforms, including Nick.com and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and Android devices.
Kids will also be able to vote through Twitter and Facebook using special hashtags.
Here is the complete list of nominees:
 
TELEVISION:
 
Favorite TV Show – Kids' Show
 
Game Shakers
 
Girl Meets World
 
Henry Danger
 
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
 
The Thundermans
 
Favorite TV Show – Family Show
 
Big Bang Theory
 
Black-ish
 
Fuller House
 
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
 
Supergirl
 
The Flash
 
Favorite Reality Show
 
America's Funniest Home Videos
 
America's Got Talent
 
American Ninja Warrior
 
Paradise Run
 
Shark Tank
 
The Voice
 
Favorite Cartoon
 
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
 
SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Teen Titans Go!
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
 
The Amazing World of Gumball
 
The Loud House
 
Girl Meets WorldDisney Channel/Ron Tom
 
Favorite Male TV Star
 
Benjamin Flores Jr. (Triple G, Game Shakers)
 
Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
 
Jack Griffo (Max, The Thundermans)
 
Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)
 
Casey Simpson (Ricky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
 
Tyrel Jackson Williams (Leo, Lab Rats)
 
Favorite Female TV Star
 
Rowan Blanchard (Riley, Girl Meets World)
 
Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie, Liv and Maddie)
 
Lizzy Greene (Dawn, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
 
Kira Kosarin (Phoebe, The Thundermans)
 
Breanna Yde (Tomika, School of Rock)
 
Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)
 
FILM:
 
Favorite Movie
 
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
 
Captain America: Civil War
 
Ghostbusters
 
Pete's Dragon
 
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
 
Favorite Movie Actor
 
Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
 
Will Arnett (Vernon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
 
Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
 
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)
 
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
 
Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)
 
Favorite Movie Actress
 
Amy Adams (Lois, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
 
Megan Fox (April, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
 
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)
 
Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
 
Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)
 
Kristen Wiig (Erin, Ghostbusters)
 
Favorite Animated Movie
 
Finding Dory
 
Moana
 
Sing
 
The Secret Life of Pets
 
Trolls
 
Zootopia
 
Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie
 
Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)
 
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)
 
Dwayne Johnson (Maui, Moana)
 
Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls)
 
Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls)
 
Reese Witherspoon (Rosita, Sing)
 
Favorite Villain
 
Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass)
 
Idris Elba (Krall, Star Trek Beyond)
 
Will Ferrell (Mugatu, Zoolander 2)
 
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets) *Note: animated
 
Charlize Theron (Ravenna, The Huntsman: Winter's War)
 
Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
 
Favorite Butt-Kicker
 
Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
 
Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
 
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
 
Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman, The Huntsman: Winter's War)
 
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)
 
Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
 
Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique, X-Men: Apocalypse)
 
Zoe Saldana (Lieutenant Uhura, Star Trek Beyond)
 
BFF's (Best Friends Forever)
 
Ruby Barnhill & Mark Rylance (Sophie/BFG, The BFG)
 
Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)
 
Kevin Hart & Ice Cube (Ben/James, Ride Along 2)
 
Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Captain Kirk/Spock, Star Trek Beyond)
 
Neel Sethi & Bill Murray (Mowgli/ Baloo, Jungle Book)
 
Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson (Derek/Hansel, Zoolander 2)
 
Favorite Frenemies
 
Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake (Poppy/Branch, Trolls)
 
Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill (Batman/Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
 
Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr. (Captain America/Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)
 
Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)
 
Dwayne Johnson & Auli'i Cravalho (Moana/Maui, Moana)
 
Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake (Poppy/Branch, Trolls)
 
Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt (Ravenna/Freya, The Huntsman: Winter's War)
 
Most Wanted Pet
 
Baloo from The Jungle Book (Bill Murray)
 
Dory from Finding Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)
 
Po from Kung Fu Panda 3 (Jack Black)
 
Red from The Angry Birds Movie (Jason Sudeikis)
 
Rosita from Sing (Reese Witherspoon)
 
Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)
 
#Squad
 
Captain America: Civil War - Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman
 
Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy
 
Ghostbusters – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
 
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson
 
X-Men: Apocalypse – James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Olivia Munn
 
MUSIC:
 
Favorite Music Group
 
The Chainsmokers
 
Fifth Harmony
 
Maroon 5
 
OneRepublic
 
Pentatonix
 
Twenty One Pilots
 
Favorite Male Singer
 
Drake
 
Justin Bieber
 
Bruno Mars
 
Shawn Mendes
 
Justin Timberlake
 
The Weeknd
 
Favorite Female Singer
 
Adele
 
Beyoncé
 
Ariana Grande
 
Selena Gomez
 
Rihanna
 
Meghan Trainor
 
Favorite Song
 
"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
 
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" — Justin Timberlake
 
"Heathens" — Twenty One Pilots
 
"Send My Love (To Your New Lover) — Adele
 
"Side to Side" — Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
 
"Work From Home" — Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign
 
Favorite New Artist
 
Kelsea Ballerini
 
The Chainsmokers
 
Daya
 
Lukas Graham
 
Solange
 
Rae Sremmurd
 
Hailee Steinfeld
 
Favorite Music Video
 
"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
 
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" — Justin Timberlake
 
"Formation" — Beyoncé
 
"Juju on That Beat" — Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
 
"Me Too" — Meghan Trainor
 
"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots
 
Favorite DJ/EDM Artist
 
Martin Garrix
 
Calvin Harris
 
Major Lazer
 
Skrillex
 
DJ Snake
 
Zedd
 
Favorite Soundtrack
 
Hamilton
 
Me Before You
 
Moana
 
Sing
 
Suicide Squad
 
Trolls
 
Favorite Viral Music Artist
 
Tiffany Alvord
 
Matty B
 
Carson Lueders
 
Johnny Orlando
 
Jacob Sartorius
 
JoJo Siwa 
 
Favorite Global Music Star
 
5 Seconds of Summer (Australia/New Zealand)
 
BIGBANG (Asia)
 
Bruno Mars (North America)
 
Little Mix (U.K.)
 
Shakira (South America)
 
Zara Larsson (Europe)
 
OTHER CATEGORIES:
 
Favorite Video Game
 
Just Dance 2017
 
Lego Marvel's Avengers
 
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 
Minecraft: Story Mode
 
Paper Mario: Color Splash
 
Pokémon Moon

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Lady Gaga Is Going To Get Political At The Super Bowl After All


“I believe in the spirit of equality, and that the spirit of this country is one of love and compassion and kindness.”
 
Lady Gaga is as much an activist as she is an artist, and despite reports to the contrary, she’ll be getting political on Super Bowl Sunday. 
 
Though Gaga kept the details of her halftime performance under wraps, the singer revealed during a press conference on Thursday that her show would be about “equality” and “inclusion.” 
 
“The only statements that I’ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I’ve been consistently making throughout my career,” Gaga said. “I believe in a passion for inclusion. I believe in the spirit of equality, and that the spirit of this country is one of love and compassion and kindness. My performance will uphold those philosophies.”
 
The singer didn’t give any hints as to how her set will convey those messages, but insisted that the performance is “for everyone.” 
 
“I want to, more than anything, create a moment that everyone that’s watching will never forget,” she said. 
 
And while it was previously reported that Gaga would take the stage by her lonesome, it seems Tony Bennett will make a quick appearance, which only gives us hope that Beyoncé might actually stop by, too. 

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The Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe from 1922 Is Amazingly Simple


In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout Cookie sale, we’re sharing the original Girl Scout Cookie recipe from 1922!
 
The first cookie sale dates back to 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in a local high school cafeteria as part of a service project.
 
In July 1922, The American Girl magazine, which was published by Girl Scouts of the USA, featured a cookie recipe from Florence E. Neil, a local director in Chicago. The sugar cookie recipe, given to the organization’s then 2,000 Scouts, is incredible simple in comparison to today’s multitude of options — including this year’s newcomer, S’mores.
 
Scouts across the country baked their own cookies following the recipe and then packaged them in wax paper bags and sold them for 25 or 30 cents per dozen.
 
Below is the recipe, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
 
Original Girl Scout Cookies
 
Makes six to seven dozen
1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 tbsp. milk 2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder
 
1. Cream butter and sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, flavoring, flour and baking powder. Roll thin and bake in quick oven. (Sprinkle sugar on top.)
 
Modern-day tips (not part of the original recipe): Refrigerate batter for at least one hour before rolling and cutting cookies. Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.

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Trump Supporter Fired Over Twitter Exchange With Patton Oswalt


Patton Oswalt is vocal about his disdain for the Trump administration.
An Illinois real estate agent was fired after getting into a nasty exchange with Patton Oswalt on Twitter.
 
It started when the 48-year-old comedian tweeted his support for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she was given the axe by President Trump. Tony Brust, a Trump supporter who was working as an agent at Jim Maloof/Realtor’s Pekin, Ill., office, responded, “Oh [expletive], the little troll has an opinion again.” Oswalt and Brust — who deleted his tweets — had a back and forth until Brust turned the political banter personal.
 
“I’m a psychic and I’m channeling his wife’s opinions,” he tweeted at the actor. Oswalt’s wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara, suddenly passed away in her sleep last year. She was 46.
 
After the tweet, Oswalt trolled Brust on the social media platform.
 
Brust eventually deactivated his Twitter account.
 
According to the Chicago Tribune, Brust was fired from his job the same day that he sparred with the comedian. It appears that it wasn’t over his political views, but rather was because of the low blow he delivered regarding Oswalt’s late wife. Owner Michael Maloof told the Tribune Wednesday, “We were made aware that this had gone on and we parted company.”
 
He added, “We’re kind of a conservative, God-loving, family-oriented company down here, and the respect of our fellow man is deep into our culture.”
 
Oswalt addressed the incident in a lengthy post on Facebook:
 
“I Tweeted back an equally snarky response to Tony’s initial Tweet. It was late, I’d had a bad day, I was in an awful mood, and something about attacking someone who’s simply encouraging another human being landed wrong with me. He insulted me, I returned the insult. Moving on. Or so I thought,” he explains. That’s when the tweet about his wife occurred. “HA HA! My wife’s dead. Zing! Again, that was his FIRST go-to — this patriotic, God-fearing, father of two. Insult someone and, if they respond? Go after their dead spouse.”
 
As Oswalt says, that’s when the “s*** storm” really started: “Pro-trump accounts BOMBING my feed with ‘wife murderer Patton Oswalt Tweets and ‘libtard cuck’ Tweets and death threats and every variety of misspelled rage.”
 
Oswalt continues, “The main thing that Trump supporters are excited about, now that he’s president? Is that finally, at LOOOOOONG LAST, all of the awful things they want to say, that used to lose them friends and jobs and marriages? They’re EXCITED about potentially getting to say them with ZERO repercussions. Just like Trump did. All the way into the White House. All the way into unlimited, forever power to spew any awful s*** that comes to your head and no one dares correct you, rolls their eyes, or punches you in the nose.
 
“But I’m afraid Peoria Realtor is going to be the first in a long line of Trumpers who will realize, on the other side of firings and divorces and black eyes, that Trump’s Teflon Umbrella covers Trump and no one else,” he concludes. “His cabinet and staff are going to learn that as well. That might be fun. Try to be nice. As far as that goes.”

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Tamron Hall Departs NBC After 'Today' Shakeup


NBC "Today" show host Tamron Hall is leaving the network after finding out that the team on the 9 a.m. hour of the morning show was being replaced by Megyn Kelly.
 
NBC said her last appearance on NBC and MSNBC was on Tuesday.
 
Hall co-hosted the 9 a.m. hour of the four-hour morning show with Al Roker. But Kelly was promised an hour in daytime when she announced last month that she would join NBC News and the third hour of "Today" was judged to be the weak link.
 
NBC said in a statement that it was disappointed Hall had decided to leave at the expiration of her contract this month and had tried to keep her.

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Johnny Depp's Former Business Managers Respond to Actor's $25 Million Lawsuit


Johnny Depp's former business managers are fighting back against the actor's latest lawsuit.
 
The Mandel Company filed a cross complaint this week where they are seeking more than $560,000 in unpaid commissions and credit card fees. At the same time, they are responding to Johnny's accusations that they mismanaged his business affairs.  
 
"TMG did everything within its power over the last 17 years to protect Depp from himself and to keep Depp financially solvent," the cross-complaint stated. "However, ultimately TMG did not have the power or ability to control Depp's spending or his numerous other vices, or to force Depp to make wiser financial decisions."
 
In the court documents obtained by E! News, The Mandel Company also lists several of the actor's expenses including Johnny's constant use of private planes that amounted to an additional $200,000 a month in expenses.
 
The actor also allegedly employed a staff of approximately 40 full-time employees around the world, costing at least $300,000 per month to maintain. He also spent $30,000 per month on expensive wines that he had flown to him around the world.
 
When asked to comment on the latest financial claims, Johnny's attorney released a statement that stated: "How cataloguing alleged spending by Mr. Depp of his own money could somehow absolve the defendants of their large and multi-faceted mosaic of wrongdoing will ultimately be determined by the Court."
 
Earlier this month, Johnny's team filed a $25 million lawsuit where they alleged The Mandel Company's actions made the actor lose "tens of millions of dollars." As a result, Johnny was "forced to dispose of significant assets to pay for TMG's self-dealing and gross misconduct."
At the time, The Mandel Group called the lawsuit a "complete fabrication."
 
"For 30 years, Joel and Rob Mandel, and their company The Management Group, have been trusted business managers to some of the most successful individuals and companies in the entertainment business," TMG's statement read. "For 17 of those years, they did everything possible to protect Depp from his irresponsible and profligate spending."
 
The Mandel Company has demanded a trial by jury on all issues.

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Scott Disick Photographed Kissing a Model in Miami: Why Kourtney Kardashian Couldn't Care Less


Scott Disick was spotted all over a model in Miami on Monday, but before you assume this will stir up any sort of drama with Kourtney Kardashian, there's something you should know...
She doesn't give AF.
A source tells E! News Kourtney doesn't care what Scott does because they're not together. In fact, while they've been on better terms lately—vacationing together with the Kardashians in Costa Rica over the past week—we're told they haven't been romantically connected in a very long time.
"They were never 'back on,'" the insider explained. "They don't even live together."
With that being said, Scott was openly cuddling up to a brunette woman in Miami on Monday, just a few days after leaving Costa Rica.
In photos released by the DailyMail, the woman—who we've learned is model Jessica Harris aka J. Lynne—wraps her legs around him, wearing a thong bathing suit while flirting in the pool. In some of the pictures, Scott is seen kissing her neck and holding her close, smoking cigarettes and splashing around.
Harris is a Philadelphia native who recently moved to Miami where she works as a model. TMZ is reporting the two casually met and hung out at the pool just for the day.
She took to Twitter after her photos with Scott surfaced, writing, "Miami is always a movie," later adding, "I prefer being lowkey."
She also tweeted, "#mindyabusiness #baltimoreclubvoice."
Kourtney, on the other hand, has been brushing off the news and having some fun in the sun herself.
She took to Instagram on Tuesday to share photos from her Costa Rican vacation with Stephanie Shepherd. "Honeymoon," she captioned the bikini-clad photo above.
Meanwhile, the former couple have been spending more time together recently. Other than jetting off to South America, they spent the holidays together, too.
In November, they also took a trip to Cabo San Lucas together after which several reports claimed they were giving their relationship another try. However, it appears that never happened.
Still, they've always remained amicable, even after Kourtney first split from her boyfriend of nine years in July of 2015.
They've attended big family events together ever since, mostly for the sake of their three kids, Mason, Penelope and Reign.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians returns March 2017, only on E!

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Baby Boy...And Girl? Beyoncé Announces She's Pregnant with Twins


Congratulations seem to be in order for Beyoncé:  she's apparently pregnant with twins.
 
The Grammy-winning superstar posted a new picture on her Instagram account showing her holding her bare tummy, and she clearly has a baby bump.  She's wearing a burgundy bra, blue silky panties and a green veil, and she's posing in front of an elaborate floral arrangement.
 
In the caption, Bey writes, "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters."
 
Bey and hubby Jay Z welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy, in 2012.
 

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Bethenny Frankel's Ex Jason Hoppy Arrested for Allegedly Stalking, Harassing Her


Bethenny Frankel's ex-husband was arrested at his home in New York Friday, a representative for the New York Police Department confirmed to ABC News.
 
Hoppy, who was married to Frankel for three years before they split, faces misdemeanor charges of stalking and harassment. He has pleaded not guilty.
He is free on $2,000 cash bail and is due back in court in March.
 
"There are no words to express how saddened Mr. Hoppy is over his ex-wife's unjustified actions. His only concern is his daughter and intends to vigorously fight these false charges," Hoppy's attorney, Robert Gottlieb, told ABC News.
 
According to the criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, Hoppy sent a series of text messages and emails to Frankel that “caused her to fear for her safety.” The messages, more than 160 in all, allegedly began in August when Frankel received a text that said, "Despite your games, I'll never let you do to me what your mother did to your father. I'll never go away." The notes included in the paperwork continued through Jan. 17, despite a cease-and-desist letter sent to Hoppy by Frankel’s attorney Nov. 22.
 
The complaint also indicates on Jan. 17, Hoppy approached Frankel and her boyfriend at an undisclosed location and allegedly said, "OK I see. This is how you want to do this. OK. You can play your game. It doesn't matter. You can get 10 lawyers. There's nothing you can do to stop me. You'll be sorry. You've been warned. I can't help it. She's pure evil. You've been warned. Don't say I didn't warn you."
 
"Ms. Frankel’s decision to report Mr. Hoppy’s abusive behavior followed years of systematic bullying, harassment, stalking and torment on an almost daily basis. Indeed, Mr. Hoppy has sent hundreds of escalating texts and emails to Ms. Frankel, her assistants and her boyfriend," Frankel's attorney, Barry Zone, told ABC News in a statement. "These acts of mental and psychological abuse are domestic violence, pure and simple. No woman, celebrity or not, deserves to have their allegations of such abuse taken lightly, and we are grateful to the NYPD for their immediate action to protect Ms. Frankel."
 
Frankel, 46, filed for divorce from Hoppy, 45, in 2013. The next year, they reached a settlement over the custody of their now-6-year-old daughter, Bryn, though their divorce wasn't finalized until last July. According to Frankel, theirs was a particularly messy split.
 
"I'm going through a brutal, brutal time," she told "Nightline" in 2013. "There's no other way to slice it."

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'Lord of the Rings' Castmates Reunite


"Lord of the Rings" stars Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom reunited yesterday, and photos on Instagram show a fun guys' night out.
 
 
Monaghan shared pictures on Instagram in which he, Wood, Bloom, Billy Boyd and Mortensen goof around, channeling their "Lord of the Rings" characters. They pretend to hold swords, bows and arrows in the photos, as if poised to return to battle in Middle-earth.
 
They showed their friendship has withstood the test of time: "The Return of the King," the third installment of the film series, was released in December 2003.

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'Orange Is the New Black' Season 5 Will Take Place Over Just Three Days


'Orange Is the New Black' Season 5 Will Take Place Over Just Three Days
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The fifth season of Orange is the New Black will have a radically condensed timeframe, taking place over just three days. Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee, confirmed the news to E! at the SAG Awards last night.
 
"Season 5 is done over the course of three days: you will watch 13 episodes, and find out what happens in the course of three days. So, it will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready." All the better to binge in one sitting, no? But while we-and the show's characters-are still reeling from the gut-wrenching ending of Season 4, Brooks warned that there's no reprieve in sight: "Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything."
 
Orange is the New Black Season 5 doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, but based on previous seasons it'll premiere sometime in June.

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Dr. Luke Accuses Kesha Of Spreading False Claims About Him To Lady Gaga


The legal battle between Kesha and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald continues.
 
On Monday, Gottwald filed an amended complaint regarding an alleged text conversation between Kesha and Lady Gaga, according to Pitchfork. The outlet reports Gottwald claims Kesha told Gaga that the producer had raped another female recording artist. 
 
“Dr. Luke seeks to add an additional defamation claim against Kesha based upon the discovery of another false and defamatory statement she made about him that was part of her calculated effort to harm his reputation and business,” Gottwald’s lawyer, Christine Lepera, said in a statement. 
 
According to the complaint, which was obtained by Pitchfork, the text conversation between the two pop stars took place on Feb. 26, 2016.
 
“During this text message conversation, Kesha falsely and basely asserted that Kesha and another female recording artist ... had both been raped by [Dr. Luke]. Kesha’s assertions to Lady Gaga were completely false,” the complaint reads. 
 
It also states that Gottwald “did not rape Kesha, and he did not rape the other recording artist,” and notes “Kesha was (and is) well aware Gottwald never raped Kesha. Kesha has no basis or justification whatsoever to falsely assert that Gottwald raped the other recording artist.”
 
The complaint goes on to accuse Gaga of spreading “negative messages” about Gottwald and suggesting she had some damaging information on the producer. (Gaga has openly supported Kesha throughout this legal battle.)
 
Kesha filed her own counterclaims against Gottwald Monday, according to BuzzFeed, claiming that Gottwald has a “vendetta against Kesha.” 
 
“You can get a divorce from an abusive spouse. You can dissolve a partnership if the relationship becomes irreconcilable,” Kesha’s amended complaint states, via Pitchfork. “The same opportunity — to be liberated from the physical, emotional, and financial bondage of a destructive relationship — should be available to a recording artist.”
 
As BuzzFeed reports, Kesha’s filing claims Gottwald is the reason she’s been unable to return to work or release new music. 
 
Her court papers read in part, “Kesha’s efforts to record and release her next album have been met with unfounded resistance and delay,” according to BuzzFeed. The outlet reports not one of the 20 songs she had provided this past summer were approved and there have been no advancements on promoting or releasing a new album.  
 
The “We R Who We R” singer’s claim states if Gottwald wins the legal fight ― and as a result, millions of dollars ― she and her mother will be “penniless.”
 
It also claims, according to Pitchfork, that Sony’s contract with Gottwald is supposed to end in March 2017, but “without the court’s intervention and Sony’s facilitation, Kesha will remain contractually bound to Dr. Luke until she releases three additional albums, each containing six songs produced individually by Dr. Luke, no matter how many years that takes.” 
 
The contract Kesha initially signed in 2005 at the age of 18 requires her to deliver five albums for Gottwald before the agreement is terminated. If she does not release three more albums, she could essentially be stuck in the contract for the rest of her life, according to BuzzFeed. The pop star tried to be released from her contract, but a judge denied her motion to do so in February of last year. 
 
In response to Kesha’s counterclaims, Lepera said, “Kesha’s new proposed counterclaim simply repeats the meritless and untrue allegations that were set forth in her earlier pleadings and which Dr. Luke fully disputes.”
 
The Huffington Post has reached out to a representative for Kesha and will update this post accordingly. 
 
Kesha and Gottwald have been embroiled in a legal battle since October 2014, when the singer accused the producer of sexual assault and battery and filed a lawsuit against him. That same month, Gottwald fired back with his own lawsuit, accusing Kesha and her mother of defamation. 
 
Since then, Kesha has appeared in court, but as mentioned, a New York Judge denied a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to record under a different label. However, the judge did rule that she would be allowed to record with a different producer under Sony’s umbrella. 
 
Gottwald has maintained his innocence. 
 
Kesha has been extremely vocal about the entire experience, often using social media to express her emotions and thank fans for their support. She also released a song with EDM producer Zedd, and performed with with Kesha and the Creepies. 

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James Cameron Says The Answer To The Huge 'Titanic' Raft Debate Is 'Simple'


Having miraculously escaped the sinking Titanic, Rose and Jack huddle in the water with a plank: she’s on it and he’s holding on for dear life. Eventually, the frigid water takes its toll, and Jack ― lifeless ― slips away from his beloved.
 
But in the two decades since the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic” hit theaters, fans still disagree on whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s character could have survived if Kate Winslet had just scooched over a smidge. One viral image a few years back showed that, given the improvised raft’s dimensions, two people could have fit without a doubt.
 
In the past, director James Cameron has stuck by his film, stating that the problem wasn’t surface area but “buoyancy.” That is, the scrap of wood that floated Rose to safety couldn’t have held two bodies in the open ocean.
 
Still, unlike poor Jack, the debate will not die.
 
While recently chatting to the director about the Trump administration, a reporter for The Daily Beast brought up the door theory once again. 
 
“We’re gonna go there?” the director began. “Look, it’s very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive.’ It’s that simple.”
 
Then he brought up the “Mythbusters” episode where hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage attempt to prove the director right. Although buoyancy is an issue, in the segment, the hosts realize they can tie their life jackets to the underside of the raft and fix the problem so two bodies can fit.
 
Cameron didn’t buy that solution, though. He explained:
 
OK, so let’s really play that out: you’re Jack, you’re in water that’s 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia. Mythbusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later—which means you’re underwater tying this thing on in 28-degree water, and that’s going to take you five to ten minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead. So that wouldn’t work. His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died.
On the subject of Hyneman and Savage, the director added: “They’re fun guys and I loved doing that show with them, but they’re full of shit.” As a man who’s explored the deepest depths of the cold ocean floor, we’d say Cameron might know what he’s talking about.
 
Catch the “Mythbusters” segment in question below:

 

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Are Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Drake Boycotting the Grammys?


Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Drake have joined Frank Ocean in opting to skip this year's Grammy Awards, sources tell Us Weekly.
 
TMZ first reported the story, quoting sources as saying Drake, who's up for eight Grammys, won't be able to make the awards because he'll be on tour in Europe.
 
Bieber, who has four nominations, reportedly won't be attending because he “doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.”
 
As for West, who also has eight nods, back in October he reportedly threatened to boycott the Grammys if Ocean's album Blonde wasn't nominated.
 
A source also tells the magazine that West wants time to himself after the hectic few months he's had, following his hospitalization and his wife Kim Kardashian West’s Paris robbery.
 
“He is taking some personal time at the top of this year to just chill and decompress,” notes the the insider.
 
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards air February 12 at 8 p.m. ET. on CBS.
 
Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Drake have joined Frank Ocean in opting to skip this year's Grammy Awards, sources tell Us Weekly.
 
TMZ first reported the story, quoting sources as saying Drake, who's up for eight Grammys, won't be able to make the awards because he'll be on tour in Europe.
 
Bieber, who has four nominations, reportedly won't be attending because he “doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.”
 
As for West, who also has eight nods, back in October he reportedly threatened to boycott the Grammys if Ocean's album Blonde wasn't nominated.
 
A source also tells the magazine that West wants time to himself after the hectic few months he's had, following his hospitalization and his wife Kim Kardashian West’s Paris robbery.
 
“He is taking some personal time at the top of this year to just chill and decompress,” notes the the insider.
 
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards air February 12 at 8 p.m. ET. on CBS.
 
 

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Kit Harington Lost His Virginity When He "Was Probably Too Young"


Why, Kit Harington, do tell!
 
The Game of Thrones hunk has revealed some juicy details about his life before fame in a new interview with Elle.
 
When asked about his character Jon Snow's adventurous sexual escapades with Wildling paramour Ygritte on the award-winning series, Harington revealed that his first time in real life "was a little less left-field than in a cave."
 
However, it was still a spontaneous decision. The British-born actor described it as "a typical sort of teenage thing, at a party," adding, "I was probably too young." As in "not far off" when the interviewer guessed 13.
 
"I think the girl and I just kind of wanted to. You either hold on and do it right, or you're young and decide to get the monkey off your back."
 
Let's just say, the now 30-year-old star has come a long way, and not only because he's become one of the highest paid actors on television. He will be continuing his brooding role on GoT for the next two seasons, until winter comes for the entire show in 2018.
 
He has been working on some other projects as well, including starring in the upcoming Western Brimstone with Dakota Fanning. Harington also expressed an interest in trying out some less serious roles in the future, telling Elle, "I'd like to do comedy," though not necessarily a romantic comedy.
 
Rather, I'd like to play someone really f--ked up. People who are right on the edge."
 
Understandably so, Harington is a little wary of being typecast as the dark and brooding type.

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Is Olivia Munn Engaged to Aaron Rodgers? Actress Spotted Wearing Diamond Sparkler on That Finger


Looks like Olivia Munn has some explaining to do... 
 
The actress sparked engagement rumors over the weekend when photographers snapped Olivia and longtime boyfriend Aaron Rodgers leaving a party in Beverly Hills on Saturday. The possible proof that the NFL star popped the question? A flashy engagement-like ring worn on Munn's left hand, of course. 
From the looks of it, the sparkler features a ruby center surrounded by diamonds and a gold band. Reps for both Munn and Rodgers did not immediately respond to E! News' request for comment, but it didn't take long for fans to speculate whether or not the lovebirds sealed the deal on their nearly three-year courtship. 
 
Olivia and Aaron started dating in 2014, and around this time last year, shut down rumors that she'd soon walk down the aisle. 
 
In a hilarious text exchange between Munn and her mom, which was later shared to Instagram, Olivia made it clear the two were still on the boyfriend-girlfriend track. 
 
"Answering yes or no to personal questions can be tricky because if you say "No" it means whenever you say "No comment" that kind of becomes your default "Yes". But since I'm doing press for the next few days, I didn't want to have to answer the same question over and over. So instead, I'm going to let my text conversation with my Asian mom help me out," she wrote alongside the screenshot. 
 
At the time, an insider told E! News an engagement wouldn't be completely far-fetched for the couple."Olivia and Aaron have discussed they want to get married eventually and their future together," our source shared, adding, "They are very much in love but they want to make sure it all happens naturally."
 
Now some time later, it appears Munn and Rodgers' relationship is just as strong, if not more. When her leading man and the Green Bay Packers failed to make the Super Bowl, Olivia shared a sweet message thanking fans for the ongoing support through "adversity on and off the field."
 
Olivia and Aaron have gone to great lengths to keep most of their relationship extremely private, opting for complete silence when it comes to addressing family drama involving Rodgers and his brother, Jordan Rodgers. 
 
But in a 2015 interview with Good Housekeeping, Munn couldn't help but gush about the athlete.  "Aaron is different than every other man I've ever met... There's so much I could say. Everything a good person can be, he is," she shared. 
Time to fess up, Olivia!

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