Senator Ted Cruz has claimed the title as King of the Court after defeating Jimmy Kimmel in a charity basketball game. The Republican politician and the late night host brought out their best moves and trashiest talk for the basketball game Saturday at Texas Southern University. The charity game was launched after comedian Kimmel poked fun at Cruz comparing him to a blobfish and the senator responded on Twitter with a one-on-one challenge on the court. “All right, Big Guy. You talk a good game. You besmirched my support for the @HoustonRockets. So let's settle this man-to-man: one-on-one, hoops (or "ring-ball," if you prefer). The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner's choice,” Cruz tweeted on May 30. Kimmel accepted the challenge. Cruz, who played basketball in high school, won the game with a final score of 11 to 9 with each basket counting as a single point. The game was originally set to 15 points but was cut short because it ran long. The loser of the game dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic donated $5,000 to the winner's choice charity, which for Cruz was Generation One, which works to end poverty in Houston. Funds raised in the game were also donated to Kimmel's choice charity Texas Children's Hospital. The game will be aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight.
Heather Locklear was taken to a hospital for a psych evaluation after a family member claimed the actress was threatening to kill herself ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us a family member called 911 Sunday afternoon to report they were concerned for Heather. We're told both the Ventura County Fire and Sheriff's Departments responded to Locklear's home.
According to the dispatch audio, the caller claimed Heather was acting erratically and threatening to hurt herself ... the caller said Heather was trying to find a gun to shoot herself.
Locklear was then transported to a hospital -- we're told the incident was only medical, nothing criminal.
TMZ broke the story ... Heather was arrested back in February for felony domestic violence against her boyfriend. During the arrest, Locklear allegedly threatened to shoot officers if they ever returned to her home.
We're told, given the recent history, the Sheriff's Department sent multiple units Sunday to handle any possible threat.
Got $100 to blow? Plop it down on Jimmy Kimmel to beat Ted Cruz in the so-called “Blobfish Basketball Classic” — you could walk away with $160 in profit. Republican Texas Senator Cruz is favored to beat Kimmel in their upcoming one-on-one basketball game, per sports book Bovada. Las Vegas is begging you to take Kimmel at 8/5 odds. Cruz is listed at -220 or 5/11, which basically means to win $100 you have to plunk down $220. (And obviously Cruz would have to prevail.) At 5’10” to Kimmel’s 6’, perhaps that is not a good enough payout for low-stakes prop betting. Cruz, who is three years younger than Kimmel, appears to have the girth advantage, which helps out in the paint. Plus, Cruz played varsity basketball in high school, which is about the same time Kimmel was mostly tooling around on his clarinet. The game is happening this weekend.
Who will win the 2018 Blobfish Basketball Classic?
Bill Cosby has fired his entire legal team in the lead up to his September 24 sentencing for aggravated indecent assault. Cosby, who was found guilty on three counts by a jury in April, is angry with his high-powered team, a source told Radar. “He's angry. They let him down, and these aren't easy times,” they said. Cosby faces up to thirty years behind bars, ten years for each count of assault after he was convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his home in January 2004.
After her short tenure on Kevin Can Wait, Leah Remini has officially booked her next TV role. She has joined an untitled comedy pilot from Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell, the team behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The show revolves around a woman, her ex-husband and her new wife, who all work together to raise a family in middle America. Remini's character, Jean, considers herself a patriot who loves her country and, like most conservatives, firmly believes in everyone's right to be left alone. Though her political beliefs line up with that of the conservative party, she lives a very progressive lifestyle with her wife, Betty. To make matters more complicated, Jean and Betty raise their two sons with the boys' father, Richie, Jean's ex-husband who lives in their garage.
The first wave of nominees have been announced for the Teen Choice Awards: 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War, leads the pack with eight nominations, including nods for the top action movie, and the top actor and actress in an action movie for Chris Evans and Elizabeth Olsen, respectively. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at TeenChoice.com and on Twitter through June 19. The Teen Choice Awards: 2018 airs live The Forum in L.A. Sunday, August 12, on FOX.
Here's a list of most of the first wave of nominees:
Choice Action Movie (#ChoiceActionMovie)
Avengers: Infinity War
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Choice Action Movie Actor (#ChoiceActionMovieActor)
Chris Evans - Avengers: Infinity War
Dylan O’Brien - Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Henry Cavill - Justice League
John Boyega - Pacific Rim: Uprising
Robert Downey Jr. - Avengers: Infinity War
Tom Holland - Avengers: Infinity War
Choice Action Movie Actress (#ChoiceActionMovieActress)
Alicia Vikander - Tomb Raider
Amy Adams - Justice League
Elizabeth Olsen - Avengers: Infinity War
Gal Gadot - Justice League
Scarlett Johansson - Avengers: Infinity War
Zoe Saldana - Avengers: Infinity War
Choice Sci–Fi Movie (#ChoiceSciFiMovie)
Blade Runner 2049
Ready Player One
Choice Sci–Fi Movie Actor (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActor)
Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther
Chris Hemsworth - Thor: Ragnarok
Dwayne Johnson - Rampage
Mark Ruffalo - Thor: Ragnarok
Ryan Gosling - Blade Runner 2049
Tye Sheridan - Ready Player One
Choice Sci–Fi Movie Actress (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActress)
Danai Gurira - Black Panther
Letitia Wright - Black Panther
Lupita Nyong’o - Black Panther
Naomie Harris - Rampage
Olivia Cooke - Ready Player One
Tessa Thompson - Thor: Ragnarok
Choice Fantasy Movie (#ChoiceFantasyMovie)
A Wrinkle in Time
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Choice Fantasy Movie Actor (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActor)
Anthony Gonzalez - Coco
Gael García Bernal - Coco
James Corden - Peter Rabbit
John Boyega - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Mark Hamill - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Oscar Isaac - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Choice Fantasy Movie Actress (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActress)
Carrie Fisher - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Daisy Ridley - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Mindy Kaling - A Wrinkle in Time
Oprah Winfrey - A Wrinkle in Time
Reese Witherspoon - A Wrinkle in Time
Storm Reid - A Wrinkle in Time
Choice Drama Movie (#ChoiceDramaMovie)
A Quiet Place
Murder on the Orient Express
The Greatest Showman
Truth or Dare
Choice Drama Movie Actor (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor)
Hugh Jackman - The Greatest Showman
Jacob Tremblay - Wonder
Leslie Odom Jr. - Murder on the Orient Express
Patrick Schwarzenegger - Midnight Sun
Timothée Chalamet - Lady Bird
Zac Efron - The Greatest Showman
Choice Drama Movie Actress (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress)
Bella Thorne - Midnight Sun
Daisy Ridley - Murder on the Orient Express
Julia Roberts - Wonder
Lucy Hale - Truth or Dare
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Zendaya - The Greatest Showman
Choice Comedy Movie (#ChoiceComedyMovie)
Daddy’s Home 2
I Feel Pretty
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Choice Comedy Movie Actor (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor)
Dwayne Johnson - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Eugenio Derbez - Overboard
Jack Black - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Kevin Hart - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Mark Wahlberg - Daddy’s Home 2
Will Ferrell - Daddy’s Home 2
Choice Comedy Movie Actress (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress)
Amy Schumer - I Feel Pretty
Anna Faris - Overboard
Anna Kendrick - Pitch Perfect 3
Hailee Steinfeld - Pitch Perfect 3
Karen Gillan - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Rebel Wilson - Pitch Perfect 3
Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)
Famous in Love
This is Us
Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)
Cole Sprouse - Riverdale
Freddie Highmore - The Good Doctor
Jesse Williams - Grey's Anatomy
Jussie Smollett - Empire
K.J. Apa - Riverdale
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)
Bella Thorne - Famous in Love
Camila Mendes - Riverdale
Chrissy Metz - This Is Us
Lili Reinhart - Riverdale
Maia Mitchell - The Fosters
Ryan Destiny - Star
Choice Sci–Fi/Fantasy TV Show (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Choice Sci–Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor)
Bob Morley - The 100
Dominic Sherwood - Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Finn Wolfhard - Stranger Things
Gaten Matarazzo - Stranger Things
Joseph Morgan - The Originals
Matthew Daddario - Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Choice Sci–Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress)
Eliza Taylor - The 100
Emeraude Toubia - Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Katherine McNamara - Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Farrah Abraham was arrested early Wednesday morning for an altercation with an employee at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
According to TMZ, the former Teen Mom star got into a verbal argument with other guests before being asked to leave by a security guard. Abraham — who was allegedly showing signs of intoxication — then became physical with the guard as he prevented her from reentering the hotel. She apparently tried to pull the celebrity card by yelling, “Don’t you know who I am?” Cops were called, and the 27-year-old reality star was arrested and booked for battery and trespassing.
Prior to the incident, Abraham was proudly showing off pictures from her stay at the famed hotel, hanging with Mark Cuban and Kate Neilson.
She also shared a photo on her Instagram story of her 9-year-old daughter, Sophia, at the pool. It’s unclear who was watching her little girl when Abraham was arrested.
Abraham is no stranger to drama. MTV even cut her from the remainder of Teen Mom OG’’s seventh season, replacing her with Mackenzie McKee. Abraham filed a $5 million lawsuit against MTV’s parent company, Viacom, claiming she was fired due to her decision to continue working in the adult film industry. They settled in March.
Viewers were introduced to Abraham in 2009 on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. She was ultimately cast in the spinoff series, Teen Mom, which premiered that December. She was a 17-year-old cheerleader from Council Bluffs, Iowa, who got pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, Derek Underwood.
Tragically, Underwood was killed in a car accident in December 2008, when she was eight months pregnant. In her book, My Teenage Dream Ended, Abraham wrote that they were broken up at the time of the accident but called him “my first love, my only true love.” Talking with Bethenny Frankel in 2013, Abraham said she would have married Underwood had he not died. “I probably wouldn’t be where I am if I had that life,” she said.
To say it’s been a bumpy road for Abraham since the show’s premiere would be an understatement.
In 2010, Abraham’s mother, Debra Danielson, was charged with assault for hitting her. Their volatile relationship has been a storyline on the reality show over the years, with the pair being estranged on and off. Abraham starred on each of the show’s four seasons before it ended in 2012. However, she did not fade from the spotlight.
In March 2013, she was arrested for DUI in Nebraska, blowing a .147 during a field sobriety test. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months of probation and fined $500. The following month, it was reported that a sex tape of Abraham was being shopped around. The sex tape was actually a professionally shot video for Vivid Entertainment that she had made with porn star James Deen.
“I have no relationships, and I’m, like, sad sometimes,” she explained to Entertainment Tonight. “So taking all this into consideration, which some find it hard to, that’s what brought me here today. I felt this was my way of embracing my sexuality and being happy for me.”
Abraham made $1 million off her deal with Vivid, and Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom was released that spring. Two months later, she entered rehab for alcohol abuse.
“At this time in my life, I need to stay focused on the positive to get through all of the negative that a DUI has caused in my life,” she said in a July 2013 statement. “I’m 22, and I want to make better choices and ensure I can recognize when I am putting myself in a bad situation next time.”
Abraham was a staple at strip clubs and porn conventions following the release of her tape. During this time, she said she surrounded herself with the “wrong type of people” while making these promotional appearances that she claims put her in unsafe situations.
“I was drugged and raped more than once. It was a dark time,” she told In Touch in 2014. She later named James Deen as being one of these men.
Abraham claimed that the two had a casual relationship but that he was “abusive, pushy, and manipulative” throughout.
“James Deen raped me for his benefit of fame. He conspired against me with others that I thought were my friends at the time, and that was very hurtful,” she told the Daily Mail in 2015. Abraham came forward after more than a dozen women accused Deen of rape and alleged that he had drugged her at some point during a sexual encounter. “I don’t know if he just drugged women to take advantage of them or what was going on. I experienced extreme anger problems and abusive behavior from Deen. … He treated me like he wanted to break me and ruin my career as a reality star-celebrity, as many witnessed. I no longer wanted to be around him.” (Deen has denied all claims against him.)
Abraham was not deterred from that world, however. She had a stint working at Austin, Texas, strip club Palazio Gentlemen’s Club, where she claimed to be doing “research.”
“In the same way Jennifer Aniston researched her role as a stripper, that’s what I’m doing. It’s how I get the information to write my books and do my movies,” she told E! News. Abraham released an erotic trilogy series as well as a line of sex toys. She also found a way to stay on TV. She starred on Celebrity Big Brother and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition before coming home to MTV in 2015 on Teen Mom OG.
She has grabbed headlines away from her home on MTV. Abraham showed up at the Cannes Film Festival last month, going commando and suffering a wardrobe malfunction. Today’s news is just a bit more serious than that, though. However, she’s defending herself in a new statement.
“This was all blown out of proportion. I was a guest at the hotel and I did not touch anyone,” she tells E! News. “I was targeted and that’s why these men sold stories.”
The release of information about a reported new custody arrangement between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for their six children has sparked a strong reaction from the actress, who called it "misleading" and "deplorable."
According to court documents that were obtained by The Blast and reviewed by ABC News, a judge in the former couple's divorce case has made several demands that are meant to ensure that Pitt remains close to his children, of whom Jolie has primary custody.
But the 43-year-old Oscar winner fired back Wednesday morning.
"This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children," she told ABC News in a statement provided by her representative. "From the start, Angelina has been focused on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately," the statement continued. "It’s deplorable that someone for their own selfish reasons leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening."
A representative for Pitt had no comment.
The harsh words from Jolie's team came after The Blast reported Tuesday that a judge in the former couple's divorce case felt as though the children should be afforded the right to see their father as often as possible to maintain a healthy relationship.
"If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt]," the court documents read. "Not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them."
In the immediate aftermath of the split, Jolie sought sole physical custody of all the children. At the time, the FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services was investigating Pitt on an allegation of child abuse, stemming from an argument he'd had with one of his children aboard a flight from France to the United States.
Pitt was later cleared of wrongdoing and no charges were filed. He went on to file for joint custody of the children.
In the most recent court documents, the judge ordered Jolie to provide Pitt with the children's cell phone numbers and arrange a phone call with the kids and their doctors to explain to them that "the court has determined that each of them are safe with their father."
The judge also stated that the actress may not monitor the children's text messages to Pitt or listen in on their phone calls.
A visitation schedule was determined for the summer, during which Pitt will spend a specific amount of time throughout June and July with each of the children, except for Maddox, whom the judge ruled is old enough to decide how often he sees his father.
These visits will be monitored by a therapist, who will also meet with each child, the documents state. While the children are with Pitt for a week in California in late July, Jolie may only call them once each day at a mutually-agreed upon time.
"It is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their mother and father," the judge stated in the documents.
Brad Pitt is going to get to spend a lot more time with his kids, and if he doesn't, Angelina Jolie could be the one on the losing end of things.
According to The Blast, a judge ruled that if she doesn't help repair her children's relationship with her ex, she could lose primary custody. Court documents obtained by the website say that "not having a relationship with their father is harmful" to the six children. The documents add that "it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother."
The court, however, is letting 16-year-old Maddox essentially decide how much time he wants to spend with Brad because he's older. In addition to Maddox, the couple share Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.
The legal documents state that Angie must give Brad their children's cell phone numbers so he can call anytime he wants. The court also forbid her from reading the text messages that Brad sends to his children.
A detailed summer visitation schedule was even set up for the kids and Brad. Angie is not allowed to be present during any of the visits, but a child therapist will be there for much of the time. Also, the court indicated that Angie can only call the kids once a day while they're with their dad.
Brad will not have all the kids at once, but he'll designate one or two of the children to spend time with at a time.
The court also issued a stern warning to Angelina: "If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Angelina] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Brad]."
Julia Roberts has come on board to produce and star in a feature drama based on Chris Cleave’s novel, “Little Bee,” for Amazon Studios. Actress-writer Kathleen Robertson (“Murder in the First”) is writing the adaptation of Cleave’s 2008 novel — originally published as “The Other Hand” — about a young Nigerian asylum-seeker named Little Bee and British magazine editor Sarah O’ Rourke, who would be portrayed by Roberts. The two meet during a conflict in the Niger Delta and are reunited in England several years later. Roberts will produce under her Red Om Films production company along with her producing partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Gil Netter will also produce.
If fans were excited to see Matt Damon‘s cameo in “Ocean’s 8,” they’ll be very disappointed. The all-female heist movie was released on Friday, but viewers will note that Damon’s cameo landed a spot on the cutting room floor instead of on the big screen. “[Picking the cameos] is an eclectic process of: How does it fit in the story and how is the narrative unfolding?” “Ocean’s 8” director Gary Ross told The Hollywood Reporter. “This more than any movie I’ve done had a really copious editorial process where you play with stuff, you find stuff. I’ve never shot anything after I’ve wrapped on any other movie before, but in a heist movie and an ensemble movie, you’re still working on the play…” Carl Reiner’s appearance as Saul didn’t make the final cut either. “There were a lot of people who were gracious to us that just for editorial and storytelling reasons didn’t make it in and some who did,” Ross said of Damon’s absence. “If you know, we ended up shooting probably another 10 days afterwards, so there’s a lot of material and a lot of shaping. But it really just comes to storytelling.” Damon’s absence comes after fans of the franchise launched a petition to have Damon’s cameo cut from the film after he made controversial comments about the #MeToo movement and Harvey Weinstein. “I do believe that there is a spectrum of behavior…there’s a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation,” Damon told ABC News in the fall. “Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated, without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated.” The petition received 28,848 signatures out of a goal of 30,000.
Alec Baldwin claims if he ran for president he would “1000 percent win.” The actor, famous for impersonating Trump on SNL, said that winning the presidency would be a simple feat for him on The Howard Stern Show yesterday. “If I ran I would win, I would absolutely win. I would 1000 percent win... It’d be the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign,” he said on the show.
“You’re only given a little spark of madness, and if you lose that, you’re nothing,” the late actor and comedian Robin Williams says in an interview resurfaced for HBO’s upcoming documentary about his life. The cable network released a sneak peek on Thursday of “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” a film produced by Alex Gibney and Shirel Kozak that hits the small screen on July 16. The documentary uses interviews with Williams, who died by suicide in August 2014, to paint an intimate portrait of one of America’s greatest entertainers. The trailer features the actor’s son Zak Williams and comedy giants including Steve Martin and Billy Crystal sharing their memories. “My father didn’t always feel he was succeeding, but he was the most successful person I know,” Zak Williams says. The comedian’s widow, Susan Williams, told People magazine in 2015 that an autopsy revealed her husband had a progressive brain disease called diffuse Lewy body dementia, or dementia with Lewy bodies. The complex disease is the third most common cause of dementia, with the symptoms worsening over time. Susan Williams said her husband experienced unexplained mental symptoms during the year of his death. Watch the trailer above.
Paris (AP) -- There's no evidence of foul play or violence in celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's death in a French hotel room, a French prosecutor said Saturday.
The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" killed himself Friday in a luxury hotel in the ancient village of Kaysersberg, Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, told The Associated Press in a phone interview.
Rocquigny said there did not appear to be much planning in the television personality's suicide.
"There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment," he said, adding that a medical expert had concluded that there were no signs of violence on Bourdain's body.
Rocquigny said toxicology tests were being carried out on Bourdain's body, including urine tests, to see if the 61-year-old American took any medications or other drugs, in an effort to help his family understand if anything led him to kill himself.
Olivier Nasti, the chef and owner of Le Chambard, the luxury hotel in Kaysersberg where Bourdain took his life, paid tribute to his colleague Saturday.
"It is with great respect for the leader, the author, the TV entertainer, the visionary Anthony Bourdain that I express all my condolences to his family and to the anonymous people around the world who he made dream so much," Nasti said in a statement Saturday.
"It is the whole family of French gastronomy that joins me, to renew our deep friendship to our bereaved American brothers," he added.
Kayserberg Mayor Pascal Lohr told The AP his town is extending its grief "to the entire United States."
Italian tourist Fulvio Lotti, visiting the town, said, "I felt very surprised and sad of course because I like his show, I like his books ... and then to know that he suddenly died in a city where I came for a weekend from Florence, it's weird."
Lotti plans to dine at the Chambard's restaurant, and "I will have a thought about him."
Bourdain filmed a segment of his show this week at the Michelin-starred Auberge d l'Ill in nearby Illhaeusern, where staff are reeling from his death.
"You actually don't really believe it. You think it's probably a fake," the restaurant's sommelier, Herve Fleuriel, told The AP, recalling "that great Chef who was here on Wednesday lunch."
It was one of his last meals. Fleuriel described to the AP what Bourdain ate — goose liver, frog's legs, fish and pigeon — and a lively exchange Bourdain had with close friend chef Eric Ripert about the wine and food and how to pair them.
Jackson Odell, who was best known for his role as Ari Caldwell in ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” has died. He was 20.
Odell was found unresponsive in his Tarzana residence in San Fernando Valley June 8, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Variety. The cause of death has not been released, pending an autopsy. No foul play is suspected.
In addition to his role as Ari in Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Goldbergs,” Odell had credits on “The Fosters,” “Modern Family,” and “iCarly.” He also starred in the 2011 film “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” with Heather Graham. He had been involved in show business from the age of 12.
Odell was also a singer-songwriter, and penned original songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 romantic drama film “Forever My Girl,” including “Wings of an Angel,” which “American Idol” contestant Lauren Alaina sang for the film. “Forever My Girl” starred Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, with Roe as a country singer who sets out to win back the woman he left at the altar years before.
Odell sang several covers and original songs, which he posted to his YouTube channel, including one of “Dreaming with a Broken Heart” by John Mayer, which has over 16,000 views.
Jerry Seinfeld is back in the driver’s seat for a new laps of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which will premiere July 6 on Netflix. The 12-episode second half of Season 10 will feature guests Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, and Dave Chappelle and the late Jerry Lewis. The show features Seinfeld joining friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories along the way.
Eddie Murphy is about to return to the screen for the first time in a while, in a Netflix film which begins production June 12 about the life of Rudy Ray Moore, the star of the blaxploitation Dolemite films. Moore worked in a Hollywood record store in 1970 when he began hearing obscene stories of pimp and hustler named Dolemite. He started a club act where he became Dolemite. He began generating records that mixed humor and a ghetto fantasy character, burnishing the legend. While too racy to be put on display in record stores, the records became a big inner city underground hit. The proceeds allowed Moore to finance the 1975 film Dolemite, which he starred in as a kung fu-capable pimp ghetto hero who stuck it to The Man. Moore followed with three sequels. He continues to be an influence for the likes of hip hop entrepreneur Snoop Dogg, and he had something of a comeback starring alongside the hip hop group Insane Clown Posse in Big Money Hustlas in 2000.
Reese Witherspoon says Legally Blonde 3 is officially a go. She confirmed the news in a cute video yesterday on Instagram. The clip shows Witherspoon floating in a pool while wearing sunglasses and a pink bikini. Her look is similar to one Elle wears in the first Legally Blonde movie. "It's true... #LegallyBlonde3," she captioned the post.
Solo star and Atlanta creator Donald Glover is reportedly in the running to star in the remake of a classic movie. According to Collider, Glover is on the short list to play the title role in a new Willy Wonka remake commissioned by Warner Bros. The reported short list also includes Ryan Gosling and Justice League star Ezra Miller. The character of Willy Wonka was first introduced in the Roald Dahl novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, and has been adapted for the big screen twice. The first was 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder in the title role, followed by 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp.
Roseanne Barr has a fight on her hands to be paid her full compensation from her canceled ABC sitcom. ABC executives believe the star has brought the network into disrepute and has breached her contract obligations with her racist tweet, a source with knowledge of the situation claims. It's understood senior ABC figures are keen to block any payments due to Barr amid the embarrassment her incendiary tweet has caused the network. It has been reported the star raked in an estimated $250,000 per episode of the show and will likely lose more than $3 million in the wake of the scandal.
Val Kilmer will star opposite Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick,” an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap. Kilmer will join Cruise in the long-awaited sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 action blockbuster, in which Cruise’s aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is now a mentor to a new generation of U.S. Navy fighter pilots.
Talks between ABC and “Roseanne” producers on a possible spinoff of the canceled multicamera comedy are building momentum. Sources tell Variety that the network is increasingly interested in finding a way to continue the series without controversial star Roseanne Barr, whose racist tweet last week triggered the sudden cancellation of the show. The network and producers late last week scheduled a meeting to discuss spinoff possibilities. Talks between ABC and exec producers, including Tom Werner, stretched through the weekend and are now ongoing.
Miss America contestants will no longer traipse across the stage wearing swimsuits. That’s because the women will no longer be judged on their physical appearance, according to the organization that runs the national contest. The Miss America Organization announced its decision to scrap the swimsuit challenge in a statement yesterday morning. "This change in format signals the end of the swimsuit portion of the competition," the organization said. "In its place, each candidate will participate in a live interactive session with the judges, where she will highlight her achievements and goals in life and how she will use her talents, passion, and ambition to perform the job of Miss America." The organization said it also will alter its evening gown competition to "now give participants the freedom to outwardly express their self-confidence in evening attire of their choosing while discussing how they will advance their social impact initiatives." Gretchen Carlson (Miss America organization) appeared on "Good Morning America yesterday.
Kate Spade, a world famous clothing designer, was found dead yesterday in her Upper East Side home. A housekeeper found the 55-year-old designer in her home on Park Ave. near E. 77th St. at around 10:20 a.m. Spade had hung herself, police sources said.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch came to the aid of a food delivery man on a bicycle as he was being attacked by four assailants in London. The Independent newspaper reported Saturday the actor was in an Uber car with his wife, Sophie Hunter, when he saw someone hit the cyclist over the head with a wine bottle as the others tried to rob him. Witnesses said Cumberbatch yelled, "Leave him alone!" at the attackers, then jumped out of his car and dragged the men off of the victim when they wouldn't stop. The attackers fled the scene with nothing and Cumberbatch hugged the victim, making sure he was OK. "Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless," said Manuel Dias, the Uber driver who also tried to help. "Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street." Baker Street is the fictional home of the detective Cumberbatch plays on the television series Sherlock. Cumberbatch played down his involvement in the incident. "I did it out of, well, I had to, you know?" he said. "We'd like to thank Benedict Cumberbatch for his heroic actions. On behalf of everyone at deliveroo: thank you so much," a spokesman for the victim's employer, Deliveroo, said.
Bill Murray is bored of people documenting every moment of their life on social media. The actor isn't an active social media user, and Bill has admitted he finds the obsession people have developed with their phone apps to be tedious, citing a recent incident to prove his point. He shared: “My only problem with it is that people now feel they should document their life rather than live it. The other night I was at a party and there was a wonderful DJ playing there, but you couldn't dance without people pulling their phone out of their pocket and saying, 'Let's film ourselves dancing!' Why don't you film yourself dancing and I go stand over here, you know?”
Just a month and a half after calling off their engagement, Nikki Bella and John Cena are back together, Us Weekly is reporting. The break was good for the pair, a source tells us, for Bella especially. “Nikki called off the wedding earlier this month so she could have more time to make a decision with what she wanted in life,” an insider close to the pair tells Us. “Calling off the wedding was the right decision at the moment and their relationship only grew from it. It didn’t mean that any love was lost, or that they lost any feelings for one another, but they both have realized that they love each other and want to be with one another.”
Tom Cruise posted on Twitter yesterday a teaser image for the upcoming sequel to Top Gun in celebration of the film entering into production. "#Day 1," Cruise captioned an image of himself in full pilot gear as he looks on at his F-14A Tomcat. The phrase "Feel the need," is also present on the photo, a reference to a famous line from the original 1986 film, "I feel the need...the need for speed." The Top Gun sequel, officially titled Top Gun: Maverick in reference to Cruise's character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, will be directed by Joseph Kosinski with Jerry Bruckheimer returning to produce along with German composer Harold Faltermeyer who created the score for the original film. Top Gun: Maverick, set for release on July 12, 2019, will follow Maverick in the present day as he deals with the rise of drone technology that is making his style of jet fighter flying obsolete.
ESPN managers are telling their most outspoken broadcasters and writers to be careful on social media in light of Disney axing Roseanne Barr’s TV show over her racist tweets, sources told The NY Post. A source said that the Disney-owned ESPN was specifically reaching out to the most politically outspoken of its broadcasters. Jemele Hill, Keith Olbermann and Kenny Mayne are the ones most frequently associated with venturing outside of sports. In the last few years, ESPN has had several social-media flare-ups involving non-sports topics. Most notably, Hill called President Trump a “white supremacist” in September. Hill was not suspended for the Trump tweet, but later was when she broached the subject of boycotting the Dallas Cowboys sponsors after team owner Jerry Jones said he would bench any player who disrespected the flag. Jones is a very influential member of the NFL’s TV committee, which decides which networks broadcast the games. Olbermann, who spent many years as a left-leaning political commentator, has been very critical of the president, but has quieted down since he started his latest stint with ESPN. Mayne tweets often about politics.
John Goodman is opening up about the cancellation of Roseanne, but he is being cautious about his comments regarding the controversy. In footage obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Goodman was at an auto repair shop in New Orleans where he was collecting his car after repairs. He was reluctant to address the drama, explaining that he would "rather say nothing than to cause more trouble." However, he assured fans that he's doing OK amid the controversy, sharing, "Everything's fine."
Kim Kardashian strutted into the Oval Office yesterday for a sit-down with President Donald Trump to discuss criminal justice issues — including an imprisoned drug offender she discovered on Twitter. Kim was spotted entering the West Wing around 4:45 p.m. and leaving about an hour later. She spoke with both Trump and his advisers, including Jared Kushner, whom she met through Ivanka Trump, according to sources. Kim requested the White House meeting after hearing about the plight of Alice Marie Johnson on social media late last year. “This is so unfair,” Kardashian tweeted in October 2017, along with a link to an interview Johnson, 63, did on Mic.com. Sources told The Post that Kardashian argued that Johnson — a great-grandmother who never actually sold any drugs — had paid her debt to society after 21 years behind bars and deserves clemency. The meeting went “well,” sources said, and now the decision is in Trump’s hands.
Sylvester Stallone has launched Balboa Productions, a new company where he’ll hatch film and TV projects. He’s set the first timely pic at MGM on Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion. Stallone is currently in the ring with MGM, reprising Rocky Balboa alongside Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2. Stallone was instrumental in obtaining a rare and historic Presidential Pardon for Johnson who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1910. This was at the height of the Jim Crow era, an all-white jury convicted Johnson under the Mann Act of transporting a white woman with whom he was involved in a relationship across state lines. Stallone, as well as Sen. John McCain, and Ken Burns were among those who had advocated for a pardon for Johnson, who died in 1946 and whose conviction became a prominent story of racism in the judicial system. He served 10 months in prison.
The announcement that ABC is cancelling hit show Roseanne hours after the show’s creator and star Roseanne Barr posted politically and racially controversial messages on Twitter raises the question: What happens next? The revival of the 90’s sitcom had already been picked up for a second season, but as of yesterday afternoon, it looks like ABC is going back on that announcement. It’s a move that could cost them. “This is an example of where doing the right thing can be very expensive,” entertainment lawyer Domenic Romano told Law&Crime. On a show as high-profile as Roseanne, it’s possible for the network “to be on the hook for any guaranteed payment to well-known cast and crew,” he said. Additionally, ABC will now have to expend resources to find a replacement show that may or may not draw as many viewers as Roseanne had during the reboot’s first season. Of course, the show’s cancellation affects more than just Roseanne Barr and the major co-stars. The rest of the cast and crew are losing their jobs, and won’t be getting anything.
The producers of "Sesame Street" are suing the company behind an upcoming controversial movie starring Melissa McCarthy and an ensemble of foul-mouthed puppets. "The Happytime Murders" depicts puppets doing drugs, engaging in sex acts and violence and nothing like you've ever seen on "Sesame Street." The producers of the long-running kids program are now suing the producers behind "The Happytime Murders," saying they have been left "speechless” and blasted the film's trailer as "practically pornographic." Sesame Workshop, the creators of “Sesame Street,” are claiming trademark infringement over a tagline of the movie: "No Sesame. All Street." "Parody and satire are legally protected, but it is not a stretch to say that this trailer, this depiction of the characters, could cause a lot of confusion in the mind of consumers and associate the characters with raunchy stuff and sex," legal expert Royal Oakes told Inside Edition. The lawsuit against STX Entertainment accuses the movie of "defiling" the beloved characters of the children’s show. "The Happytime Murders" is actually directed by the son of the late Jim Henson, who created The Muppets and some of "Sesame Street's most beloved characters, including Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Henson's daughter, Lisa, is the movie’s executive producer. She is apologizing for the way the film is being marketed. "Trading off the famous Muppets to sell the film is exactly what we did not want to happen," she said in a statement to The Washington Post. STX cheekily issued a statement from its lawyer, a puppet lawyer named Fred, Esq., yesterday. "While we're disappointed that 'Sesame Street' does not share in the fun, we are confident in our legal position. We look forward to introducing adult moviegoers to our adorably unapologetic characters this summer," the statement read. The movie opens in theaters on August 17.
ABC has canceled "Roseanne" after Roseanne Barr’s tweets yesterday. “Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey in a statement. Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene and was behind the show coming back, tweeted about Barr's comments and the show's cancellation. "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least," she tweeted. "This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we've created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love- one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member," Gilbert added. Wanda Sykes announced earlier yesterday on Twitter that she will not return to ABC's revival of Roseanne after Barr compared Valerie Jarrett, an African-American former adviser to then-President Barack Obama, to the film Planet of the Apes. "I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC," Sykes tweeted. The comedian was a head writer for Roseanne, which returned for a tenth season in March. Barr was met with criticism after she likened Jarrett, who is African-American, to the Muslim Brotherhood, a conservative organization in Egypt, and the film Planet of the Apes. "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," Barr wrote in response to a comment about Jarrett on Twitter. Barr then apologized for the statement and said she was leaving Twitter. "I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter," she said. "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste," Barr continued. Roseanne was renewed for an 11th season in March.
Subtropical Storm Alberto lumbered ashore yesterday on the U.S. Gulf Coast, pelting white sand beaches with blustery winds and stinging rain that kept the usual Memorial Day crowds away. Forecasters warned heavy rain, flash flooding and dangerous surf posed the biggest threats as Alberto's ragged core made landfall near Laguna Beach in the Florida Panhandle. A few brief tornadoes also were possible in much of Florida and parts of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 5 p.m. EDT yesterday that Alberto was centered about 15 miles west-northwest of Panama City, Florida.
Amazon has ordered a fourth season of The Expanse after the show was canceled by Syfy, its home for three seasons. "I was talking to the cast half an hour ago, before the break for dinner started," Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles Friday night. "I was telling them that we are working hard at Amazon to save The Expanse, but it wasn't a done deal yet. During dinner, 10 minutes ago, I just got word that The Expanse is saved. The show is extraordinary and these guys are unbelievably talented." The show's Season 3 finale is scheduled to air on Syfy June 27. The cable network announced earlier this month that it wasn't bringing it back for Season 4. The space drama is based on the James S.A. Corey book series of the same name. It is about how human beings colonized the solar system.
Yesterday, ABC announced the cancellation of their daytime talk/cooking show The Chew, just five months after co-host Mario Batali was fired over sexual misconduct allegations. Batali, a celebrity chef and restauranteur, was no doubt the most famous of The Chew's original co-hosts when the show launched in 2011. But he was fired from the show in December when eight women spoke out to accuse him of inappropriate touching and comments. After Batali was fired, three hosts were left - former Top Chef competitor Carla Hall, fashion personality Clinton Kelly and restaurateur Michael Symon. Additionally, he took a leave of absence from his management company, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group. Just this month more women spoke out in a segment on 60 Minutes to accuse Batali of harassing or assaulting them at The Spotted Pig, a New York restaurant owned by one of Batali's friends, Ken Friedman. One of the women says she was raped by Batali in a bathroom at the eatery in 2005. After the segment aired, the NYPD announced that they were launching an investigation into Batali. In their press release, ABC executives said that The Chew will be replaced by a third hour of Good Morning America. “Over the past six years ‘Good Morning America’ has solidified its place as America’s No. 1 morning show,” Disney-ABC Television President Ben Sherwood said. “We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour.” He added: “While this is the right decision for our business, it is also bittersweet. For seven years ‘The Chew’ has delighted audiences by delivering innovative food segments in an entertaining atmosphere. We applaud and thank Gordon Elliott, Aimee Householder, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and the entire cast and crew for their great work and amazing run. And we wish them the very best.”
Calling her a "comedy icon," the Kennedy Center just announced that Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be honored with this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The star-studded event will be held on October 21 in Washington, D.C. and recorded for broadcast on a later date. Days before announcing last fall that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, Louis-Dreyfus broke the record for the most Emmys won by a single performer, with 11 -- and six consecutively for Veep. She's also won a Golden Globe award, a Peabody Award, nine Screen Actors Guild awards and other honors.
Ryan Reynolds will star in director-producer Michael Bay's action movie Six Underground, which is set for a Netflix release in 2019. No details regarding the plot or additional castings were immediately available. Slated to begin filming this summer, the project is based on an original idea from Reynolds' Deadpool and Deadpool 2 collaborators, writer-producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Netflix is producing Six Underground with Skydance Media, its partner on the comedy series Grace & Frankie. "This marks the first collaboration between Skydance Media and Netflix for an event-level, feature film and the first Netflix project for both Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds," a news release noted.
Ariana Grande marked the anniversary of the Manchester attack with a loving message to the British city. She sent love to fans in a tweet yesterday, one year after a bombing at her concert in Manchester, England, killed 22 people. "thinking of you all today and every day," Grande wrote, adding a bee emoji. "I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day," she said. Grande was made an honorary citizen of Manchester in July following her involvement in the One Love benefit concert. The event raised more than $3 million for the victims of the attack.
Will Smith is returning to music by lending his rap vocals to the official song of the 2018 soccer World Cup. He confirmed his involvement with the World Cup record yesterday in a post on Instagram, in which he tagged his collaborators Diplo, reggaeton star Nicky Jam and Kosovar singer Era Istrefi. He captioned an image of himself with Nicky, “@nickyjampr (cross emoji) @Diplo (cross emoji) @strefie (cross emoji) @WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup.” News of Will’s involvement was first reported by VIBE magazine, after Puerto Rican producer DJ Nelson spilled the beans in an interview. “Nicky Jam and Will Smith are producing the new copa de futbol (soccer World Cup), they’re doing it together,” he said. “They’re making this big song and it’s just so crazy.” The 2018 soccer World Cup gets underway on June 14 when the hosts play Saudi Arabia in Moscow, with the final held in the same city on 15 July.
Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Sony Pictures’ spinoff of Men In Black, a pic to be directed by F. Gary Gray that seeks relaunch the franchise by expanding on what came before. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are already aboard the new pic, which is being written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and already has staked out a June 14, 2019 release date. Neeson will play the head of the MIB in London, where the film opens.
Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston are joining the cast of Lionsgate’s third installment of its hit franchise John Wick: Chapter 3. It was already announced that Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane as well as Lance Reddick are returning for the Chad Stahelski-directed film. The movie will be out May 17, 2019.
Jason Bateman and Will Arnett got into a car accident yesterday evening while riding in a taxi in New York City; they seem to be okay, TMZ is reporting. Eyewitnesses said the two stars and 2 other people were cruising in a taxi van near Madison Square Park, when their driver rear-ended a sedan in front of them. Cops were called, but no one was transported to the hospital. Law enforcement sources said the driver of the black Ford sedan claimed to have suffered some back pain as a result of the collision -- but otherwise, seemed fine. Most of the "Arrested Development" cast was in NYC yesterday doing press to hype up their upcoming 5th season.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. In a tweet, Netflix said that the Obamas will produce films and series “potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.” The former president issued a statement saying “we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg are reportedly looking at making a biopic about Ulysses S. Grant. The actor and filmmaker, who last worked together on 2002 drama Catch Me If You Can, are in early talks to make a movie about the 18th President of the United States, according to Deadline.
Jennifer Aniston and comedienne Tig Notaro are set to play a lesbian couple in a new White House comedy. Jen has signed on to portray the U.S. president, while real-life lesbian Notaro will depict her wife in First Ladies. The stars will also produce the Netflix movie, along with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.
Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment’s long-gestating remake of the 1974 comedy “Uptown Saturday Night” looks to be gearing up again, with Kevin Hart in negotiations to star. The original pic starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and followed two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club and trouble ensues.
“Roseanne” may not focus on politics going into the second season of the revival, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said. “I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on toward the end of last season, which is away from politics and toward family,” Dungey said on a conference call yesterday. The show has drawn both criticism and praise for its depiction of conservative views, most notably reflecting the political leanings of series star and creator Roseanne Barr.
Bill Cosby will be sentenced in September after being convicted of drugging a molesting a woman at his home in 2004. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 24. Cosby turns 81 in July and is likely to face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Comcast honchos want to replace embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack by the end of the year after a series of public relations debacles have tarnished the news division’s once-sterling reputation, Fox News has learned. A well-placed insider with firsthand knowledge of the conversations told Fox News that Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke aren’t happy with the way Lack has handled all the negative attention the company has received in recent months and have decided to make a change. However, the situation will take a while to play out, as Comcast executives are reluctant to rock the boat amid high-stakes negotiations to acquire additional assets.
Taraji P. Henson is engaged to her boyfriend Kelvin Hayden, the actress revealed yesterday. The former NFL star proposed to Henson on Sunday during an extra special Mother’s Day celebration. The actress shared an Instagram photo of herself holding her beau’s hand and displaying her stunning round diamond ring. A plate of chocolate-covered strawberries with “Congratulations” written in chocolate syrup was in the background. “I said yes y’all!!!” she captioned the snap. “He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!!”
Margot Kidder, the actress best known for portraying Superman's love interest Lois Lane opposite the late Christopher Reeve, has died at the age of 69. Kidder died Sunday at her home in Livingston, Mont., the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory confirmed. People magazine said her cause of death is unknown. Kidder portrayed Lois Lane, the determined and strong-willed Daily Planet reporter who falls in love with Superman, starting with 1978's Superman. She reprised the role three more times in Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
Kevin James and Leah Remini thanked fans, cast and crew of Kevin Can Wait on Sunday after the series was canceled.
The CBS comedy got the ax after two seasons, ET can confirm. The sitcom starred James as a police officer who retires to relax and spend more time with his family -- only to find a life with a lot of family complications. Remini played a supporting role in season 1 and then co-starred in season 2.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, James thanked everyone involved with the series.
"I want to say thank you to all the fans for the love and support. I was so blessed to be able to work every day with the most amazing cast, crew, writers and support team!" he wrote on Instagram. "Thank you all! Thank you @cbstvstudios and thank you @sony for your constant dedication to the show. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world… Okay, maybe a season 3. Love to all."
Remini wrote a similar message on her Instagram account.
"I want to say thank you to the amazing cast, crew, producers, and the writers of @kevincanwaitcbs. You accepted me with open arms. For me to get to work with @officialkevinjames again day in and day out was a Godsend," she wrote. "I laughed everyday, and I will miss that the most. You don’t always get a second chance at something that meant so much to you and I did, and I am so grateful for it. It came at a time when I needed to laugh. So thank you all. I am so happy that it happened and I will miss seeing all of you. Thank you to @cbstv and @sony for a great time. #kevincanwait."
Remini's role in season 2 was controversial. In season 1, she played a supporting role as a former police department rival turned business partner at a private security firm they formed. But after season 1, James' on-screen wife, played by Erin Hayes, was killed off-screen. Remini's role increased to full-on co-star, as the series focused more on their relationship as partners.
James and the show's writers defended the decision to kill off his on-screen wife and increase Remini's role as a way to up the drama and stake on the show. Ironically, James suggested in October that the series wouldn't have seen a third season if they kept Hayes' character on the show.
"If we got through a second season, I wouldn't see us getting through a third one," he said at the time. "We were literally just running out of ideas."
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk down the aisle on May 19, most eyes will be on the bride and the long-awaited reveal of her wedding gown. But those of us who have adored Harry since his youth are also dying to see what the groom wears for his big day. Since the prince spent 10 years serving in the military, it's likely he'll wear one of his dress uniforms, like his Household Cavalry garb.
Simple enough, right? Wrong. According to Royal historian Hugo Vickers, the army doesn't approve of facial hair and Harry would be required to shave his now-signature scruff if he wants to wear the uniform on his wedding day.
"He's not able to wear his Royal Horse Guards uniform with a beard," Vickers told Press Association.
Prince Harry has rarely been seen without a beard since he left the military in 2015, and dare we say it's part of his sex appeal? How could he not wear that ruddy scruff on the most important day of his life?!
Thankfully, being royal (and no longer on active duty) means you get a little flexibility with the rules-Harry has worn a military dress coat in public with a beard before.
"He does it sometimes but they don't like it," Vickers said, acknowledging that Harry has broken this rule in the past. "That's why when he took the parade at Sandhurst, he wore a suit."
Not all royal experts agree that Harry will even want to wear his military uniform, however. Some think he'll forgo the uniform all together to keep the occasion more low-key.
"My hunch is Harry will wear morning dress because it is going to be relatively low-key, compared with his brother's wedding, and he is no longer a serving officer," Royal correspondent Penny Junor told Elle UK. "If he wore uniform it would make the whole thing much more formal and he is essentially a very informal sort of guy."
Rihanna, queen of pop, makeup, lingerie, and Catholicism-inspired fashion, pops up pretty much wherever the latest action is. One place she won't be, however, is the royal wedding—which, as you might of heard, is happening this coming Saturday, May 19.
The invite list to the royal wedding is kept to an intimate 600 people, not including the 2,640 normals (such as myself, in a better world) who will be spectacle-ing on the grounds of Windsor Castle. That's fine and all, but when you're an institution as extensive as the British monarchy and surrounding aristocracy, those seats get filled up pretty quickly.
Apparently, Rihanna is clued into this, and, humbly, didn't really think she'd be invited. Sure, Rihanna and Prince Harry might have met in 2016 at a Barbados National HIV/AIDS Commission event, but Rihanna didn't think that alone warranted an invite to the royal wedding.
Fast-forward to 2018, and a reporter asked her if she was going to the big bash. Apparently Rihanna is too busy being fabulous—and also literally busy!—to know the royal wedding is coming up: "So is it really coming up? Like, soon or something?" she said.
"Yeah, in a week," the reporter replied.
"Oh shoot!" she responded. "See, I need to stay on the Internet more."
The reporter then promptly asked, "So you weren't invited?"
She, being humble, was like, "Why would you even think I'm invited?"
The reporter might or might not have been caught off-guard and responded, "I don't know. You met [Prince Harry]."
And then, Rihanna said jokingly, "OK, you met me. You think you're coming to my wedding?"
The reporter then said, "Maybe!" and Rihanna asks if she's invited to hers. "I mean, you'll get the invite," she responds.
"Oh, girl," Rihanna replied, before flipping her gorgeous hair.
Chris Pratt will be honored with a career achievement prize at the MTV Movie and TV Awards ceremony. Tiffany Haddish will host the event on June 18. "And your Generation Award recipient at the 2018 #MTVAwards is....Chris Pratt," the network tweeted yesterday. “Thanks MTV!! I just cut my speech down to a brisk 45 minutes. #GenerationAward," the actor wrote in his own Twitter post.
The Fred Rogers drama “You Are My Friend” starring Tom Hanks as the beloved television host is coming to theaters in late 2019. Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the film will be released on Oct. 18, 2019. The story is inspired by the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
Actress Annette Bening is stepping into the world of superheroes with a role in the forthcoming Captain Marvel movie. She will join Oscar winner Brie Larson in the Marvel Comics film adaptation, although details about her character have so far been kept under wraps, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bening is the latest addition to the line-up – Avengers actor Clark Gregg and Djimon Hounsou boarded the project in March, reprising their respective Marvel roles as Agent Phil Coulson and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Korath the Pursuer. Lee Pace is also returning as Ronan the Accuser, the same character he played in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. They will all appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn in the project, which will star Larson as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who discovers superpowers when her DNA is accidentally fused with that of an alien. Captain Marvel is currently in production ahead of a March, 2019 premiere.
Following the enormous success of his directorial debut “Get Out,” Jordan Peele is gaining momentum on his next film, which is now being called “Us.” Peele announced the title on his social media accounts on Tuesday, and sources also tell Variety that Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star, with Elisabeth Moss eyed as the top choice for another lead role. Winston Duke is also being eyed for another lead role in the movie. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
LAPD officers are looking to avenge the theft of the original Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey Jr., in the Marvel Studios franchise, police spokesman Christopher No said yesterday. The red-and-gold getup — valued at $325,000 — vanished from a prop storage warehouse in Pacoima between February and April 25 but was reported stolen Tuesday night, No said.
Director Roman Polanski blasted the #MeToo movement as “mass hysteria” and “total hypocrisy” in an interview conducted last week — just before he was booted from the Oscars academy. “Everyone is trying to back this movement, mainly out of fear,” the 84-year-old said. “I think it’s total hypocrisy,” he added. “I think this is the kind of mass hysteria that occurs in society from time to time…Sometimes it’s very dramatic, like the French Revolution or the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in France, or sometimes it’s less bloody, like 1968 in Poland or McCarthyism in the US.” The comments are set to be published this week in Newsweek Polska, the outlet’s Polish language weekly mag. Polanski was kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last week, along with comedian Bill Cosby, nearly 40 years after he pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl. The Academy’s board of governors said they voted to expel the pair “in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct.” Polanski has claimed for decades that the sex between him and the teen was consensual. Many consider Polanski’s removal from the Academy to be a direct result of the #MeToo movement, which was spawned last year by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
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He made headlines last year when he revealed he had given up smoking marijuana. And after two years, Woody Harrelson has revealed that he had been peer-pressured by singer Willie Nelson to smoke again. Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, Woody confessed he had quit for nearly two years before bumping into Willie. “He was never comfortable with my quitting, it just bothered him,” he said. “I would always say, ‘Willie, you know I'm not smoking.’ He would always do the same thing like he was hearing it for the first time - ‘Oh, really? Sorry! I didn't know.’ This happened like 500 times.” But after a game of poker with his long-time friend, Woody said he eventually gave in.
Kirsten Dunst and fiance Jesse Plemons have reportedly become first-time parents, to a baby boy. According to People.com, the actress gave birth over the weekend, and “everyone is doing great,” multiple sources told the outlet. Neither Kirsten nor her Fargo co-star Jesse’s representatives have commented on the reports as yet.
Warner Bros. has just made it official that they’re releasing Sherlock Holmes 3 on Dec. 25, 2020. Robert Downey Jr. has been talking about a threequel in the press and the project is bound to happen with Jude Law also returning. No word yet on whether Guy Ritchie is set to return as director.
Actor and comedian Joe Piscopo is joining the growing group of "Saturday Night Live" alums who've spoken out against the show's perceived liberal bias. Yesterday, Piscopo blasted porn star Stormy Daniels’ guest appearance on the late-night NBC show saying it was "over the line." During the skit, Stormy engaged in negotiations over a payment that she allegedly received from President Trump to stay silent. “What do you need for this to go all away?” asked the fake Trump to Daniels, played by Alec Baldwin. “A resignation,” responded Daniels. Piscopo told Fox Business journalist Maria Bartiromo the decision to feature Daniels on SNL was in poor taste. “I’m so loyal to 'SNL,'” said the 66-year-old during an interview on “Mornings with Maria” yesterday. “But Stormy Daniels on 'SNL'? Lorne Michaels doesn’t even ask me to go on 'SNL.'” Piscopo starred in the late-night comedy show between 1980 and 1984, where he was famous for his impression of Frank Sinatra. “It was such a great, organized sketch,” he said of the controversial skit. “But don’t put Stormy Daniels in there — what do I tell my kids?” Baldwin took to Twitter where he responded to Piscopo's statement. "Joe Piscopo asks, 'What will I tell my children?'" tweeted Baldwin. "You tell them that Trump is a compulsive adulterer who pays off porn stars w $ from dubious sources. What else?"
Angelina Jolie is teaming with Fences producer Todd Black, Steve Tisch of Escape Artists Productions, and Abraham Taylor to produce Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story, a biopic on legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, who will be played by Martin Sensmeier. Thorpe was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation and his native name, Wa-Tho-Huk, translates as Bright Path. In 1912, he won two Olympic gold track and field medals, representing the United States while his citizenship went unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide for Native Americans. Known as one of the most versatile athletes, Thorpe went on to play Major League Baseball, professional Football and eventually founded the organization that became the National Football League.
In the Season 11 finale, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) finally tie the knot. Kathy Bates will guest as Amy’s mother. Mark Hamill will also appear in a mystery role.
“AP Bio,” NBC (May 10 at 8:30 p.m.)
The season finale for the freshman show will feature a school dance in which Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) encourages Jack (Glenn Howerton) to give a speech to the students before he departs for Stanford. Will his plan to leave actually come to fruition?
“Lucifer,” May 14 (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Season 3 of “Lucifer” sees the formerly immortal Cain (Tom Welling) plot to frame Lucifer (Tom Ellis) for murder. Will Lucifer be able to get out of hot water?
“New Girl,” May 15 (Fox, 9 p.m.)
After seven seasons, “New Girl” is finally coming to a close. Although details are under wraps, set photos suggest the season may conclude with Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess’s (Zooey Deshanel) wedding.
“Black-ish,” May 15 (ABC, 9 p.m.)
Over the course of Season 4, cracks have surfaced in Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) relationship. As season 4 comes to a close, they’re living separately. Will they reconcile, or will they get divorced?
“Riverdale,” May 16 (The CW, 8 p.m.)
In the Season 2 finale, the identity of serial killer The Black Hood will be revealed. Is it Betty’s father or could the show pulling a fake-out? Meanwhile, Veronica (Camilia Menzes) will finally pivot away from her unconditional support of her own morally dubious father, Hiram (Mark Consuelos).
“Designated Survivor,” ABC (May 16 at 10 p.m.)
Season 2 of the tense political drama has been heating up as attorney Ethan West (Michael J. Fox) investigates President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland)’s past. The finale will reveal that somebody in his inner circle has betrayed him.
“Arrow,” May 17 (The CW, 9 p.m.)
In the Season 6 finale, “Arrow” is filled with returns and departures. Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) from “Legends of Tomorrow” returns to Star City and her father Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), who’s been on the show since the pilot, is departing in what’s sure to be an emotional send-off, though details are under wraps.
Rosie O'Donnell may have a few legal issues on her hands after it was revealed that she has repeatedly exceeded the legal limit for campaign donations to at least five Democratic candidates. According to an investigation conducted by The New York Post, Rosie routinely transgressed Federal Election Commission laws by exceeding the $2,700 contribution limit. “Nothing nefarious” was done when the donations were made, O'Donnell maintained in response to the Post's findings. “I was not choosing to over donate. If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,' said O'Donnell. “I don't look to see who I can donate most to … I just donate assuming they do not accept what is over the limit.” Campaign donation limits apply separately to primaries, runoffs and general elections. Rosie said that she made the donations via the online liberal fundraising platform ActBlue in order to combat policies pursued by the Trump administration.