Comedian/magician and former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Penn Jillette has just inserted himself in the did-Donald-Trump-speak-slurs on-"The Apprentice"? controversy roiling Washington again. Yes, he says, there are tapes from the reality series in which Trump is heard making racially or sexually inappropriate remarks. And he knows this because, he says, "I was in the room" at the time. But he's not going to say specifically what he heard Trump say and when, because he's afraid of misquoting Trump and that "might be unfair" to the man elected president of the United States in 2016. "He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable," Jillette said in an interview published yesterday on Vulture. "I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like 'African-Americans are inferior' or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every 10 minutes was fingernails on chalkboard."
A Manhattan judge has granted British actress Kadian Noble permission to proceed with her lawsuit against producer Harvey Weinstein. The actress accused Weinstein of violating federal anti-sex trafficking laws when he lured her to his hotel room with the promise of a role in exchange for sex. Noble accuses Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room while they attended the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Weinstein and Noble had been discussing a possible role in one of Weinstein’s films, but when she arrived at his hotel room expecting to discuss her film reel with him, he attempted to massage her and forced her to “walk up and down the room for him” before assaulting her in the bathroom. Harvey’s brother, Bob Weinstein, and The Weinstein Company are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages. Weinstein’s attorneys sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing that the alleged incident did not fall under federal trafficking laws forbidding “commercial sex acts” because she was not offered a “thing of value” in exchange. But Judge Robert W. Sweet wrote in his ruling that for an aspiring actress, the opportunity to meet a producer of Weinstein’s status “carries value, in and of itself.”
Mark Hamill is joining season two of the History series Knightfall as a warrior monk named Talus, Entertainment Weekly reports. His character is described as “a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.” No word yet on when Knightfall season two will premiere. Hamill is currently working on Star Wars: Episode IX, due out December 20 of next year.
Demi Lovato will be focusing on her health for a while. She cancelled her tour and entered a treatment center in Chicago after suffering a near fatal drug overdose on August 4. And she “will be in rehab for several months and is doing an extensive program to ensure she gets the help she needs,” according to E News. Demi “hasn't been in communication with anyone and is really focusing on herself,” added the source.
A comment about the King of Pop has Sam Smith in hot water. Over the weekend, Adam Lambert posted a video of himself and the British singer listening to Michael Jackson while aboard a boat, in which Smith can be heard saying, “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.” While Smith may not have thought twice about what he said, the internet certainly did, with hundreds quickly taking to social media to slam the singer and point out that his song “Writing’s on the Wall,” from the 2015 James Bond movie “Spectre,” sounded like Jackson’s “Earth Song.” One of the many people angered by Smith’s comments was R&B legend, and former Jackson girlfriend, Stephanie Mills who tore into him on Instagram. “Don’t come for MICHAEL JACKSON when you wish you have sold as many records and you wish you were the King of Pop like he was,” Mills wrote. “I’m so tired of you people studying our music, and studying our artist and claiming that you don’t like our music.” “Go sit your 1 HIT WONDER a** down and learn how to finish a tour,” she continued. “When you can sell as many records as the king of Pop, Michael Jackson then maybe you can say something. So I say to you Mr. Smith have several seats and come for me if you want to.”
ABC has officially ordered the long-discussed “The Middle” spinoff to pilot. Led by Eden Sher, the untitled comedy will follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago. “The Middle” creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline will write and executive produce the pilot.
Here are the winners from last night’s Teen Choice Awards.
Choice Action Movie “Avengers: Infinity War”
Choice Action Movie Actor - Robert Downey Jr. – “Avengers: Infinity War”
Choice Action Movie Actress - Scarlett Johansson – “Avengers: Infinity War”
Choice Sci-Fi Movie - “Black Panther”
Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor - Chris Hemsworth – “Thor: Ragnarok”
Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress - Letitia Wright – “Black Panther”
Choice Fantasy Movie - “Coco”
Choice Fantasy Movie Actor - Anthony Gonzalez – “Coco”
Choice Fantasy Movie Actress - Carrie Fisher – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
Choice Drama Movie - “The Greatest Showman”
Choice Drama Movie Actor - Zac Efron – “The Greatest Showman”
Choice Drama Movie Actress - Zendaya – “The Greatest Showman”
Choice Comedy Movie - “Love, Simon”
Choice Comedy Movie Actor - Dwayne Johnson – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
Choice Comedy Movie Actress - Anna Kendrick – “Pitch Perfect 3”
Choice Movie Villain - Michael B. Jordan – “Black Panther”
Choice Breakout Movie Star - Nick Robinson – “Love, Simon”
> Choice Summer Movie - “Incredibles 2”
Choice Summer Movie Actor - Chris Pratt – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
Choice Summer Movie Actress - Bryce Dallas Howard – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
Choice Drama TV Actor - Cole Sprouse – “Riverdale”
Choice Drama TV Actress - Lili Reinhart – “Riverdale”
Choice Comedy TV Show - “The Big Bang Theory”
Choice Comedy TV Actor - Jaime Camil – “Jane the Virgin”
Choice Comedy TV Actress - Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show - “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor - Matthew Daddario – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress - Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
Choice Action TV Show - “The Flash”
Choice Action TV Actor - Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
Choice Action TV Actress - Melissa Benoist – “Supergirl”
Choice Animated TV Show - “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir”
Choice Reality TV Show - “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
Choice Throwback TV Show - “Friends”
Choice TV Personality - Chrissy Teigen – “Lip Sync Battle”
Choice TV Villain - Mark Consuelos –”Riverdale”
Choice Breakout TV Show - “On My Block”
Choice Breakout TV Star - Vanessa Morgan –”Riverdale”
Choice Summer TV Show - “So You Think You Can Dance”
Choice Summer TV Star - Olivia Holt – Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”
MOVIES AND TELEVISION
Choice Liplock - Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart –”Riverdale”
Choice Hissy Fit - Madelaine Petsch –”Riverdale”
Choice Scene Stealer - Vanessa Morgan –”Riverdale”
Choice Male Artist - Louis Tomlinson
Choice Female Artist - Camila Cabello
Choice Music Group - 5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Country Artist - Carrie Underwood
Choice Electronic/Dance Artist - The Chainsmokers
Choice Latin Artist - CNCO
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Cardi B
Choice Rock Artist - Imagine Dragons
Choice Breakout Artist - Khalid
Choice Next Big Thing - Jackson Wang
Choice International Artist - BTS
Choice Song: Female Artist - Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug) – “Havana”
Choice Song: Male Artist - Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Choice Song: Group - 5 Seconds of Summer – “Youngblood”
Choice Collaboration - Zac Efron & Zendaya – “Rewrite the Stars” (“The Greatest Showman” soundtrack)
Choice Pop Song - “In My Blood” – Shawn Mendes
Choice Country Song - “Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
Choice Electronic/Dance Song - “All Night” – Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui
Choice Latin Song - “Familiar” – Liam Payne & J Balvin
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song - “Love Lies” – Khalid & Normani
Choice Rock/Alternative Song - “Whatever It Takes” – Imagine Dragons
Choice Summer Song - “Back to You” – Selena Gomez
Choice Summer Female Artist - Camila Cabello
Choice Summer Male Artist - Shawn Mendes
Choice Summer Group - 5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Summer Tour - Harry Styles – Harry Styles: Live on Tour
Choice Female Web Star - Liza Koshy
Choice Male Web Star - The Dolan Twins
Choice Comedy Web Star - Liza Koshy
Choice Music Web Star - Erika Costell
Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star - James Charles
Choice Twit - Anna Kendrick
Choice Instagrammer - Selena Gomez
Choice Snapchatter - Ariana Grande
Choice YouTuber - Liza Koshy
Choice Muser - Mackenzie Ziegler
Choice Comedian - The Dolan Twins
Choice Male Athlete - LeBron James
Choice Female Athlete - Serena Williams
Choice Dancer - Maddie Ziegler
Choice Video Game - “Fortnite”
Choice Model - Gigi Hadid
Choice Fandom - BTS – BTS Army
Actress Sean Young is wanted for questioning after cops say she was seen on surveillance video stealing thousands of dollars worth of laptops from a store in New York City. The Blade Runner star, who played Harrison Ford's love interest in the original 1982 film, was caught on camera breaking into School of Old store, on 36 Avenue in Astoria, Queens, at around noon on Thursday with a male companion. The two reportedly made off with two Apple laptops and video production software worth about $12,000. The 58-year-old, who has battled with alcoholism in the past, had reportedly been working at the store but was fired several months ago, TMZ reports. The NYPD confirmed that Young was one of the two suspects wanted for the burglary. Once a big star in the 1980s and 1990s, playing the iconic role of Rachel in Blade Runner and Ray Finkle in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Young's increasingly erratic behavior over the years has seen her fall from grace. Her last roles consisted of a bit part on TNT's The Alienist and co-starring in horror movie flop Escape Room. She did appear in the 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 but was brought back digitally, through a touch of movie magic, as her younger self to play the ageless replicant. She had taken a job at the computer store in Queens until she was fired, when she decided to take the drastic action of burgling the store, according to police.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. The Meg - $44.5 million
2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $20 million
3. Disney’s Christopher Robin - $12.4 million
4. Slender Man - $11.3 million
5. BlaKkKlansman - $10.7 million
6. The Spy Who Dumped Me - $6.6 million
7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - $5.8 million
8. The Equalizer 2 - $5.5 million
9. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - $5.1 million
10. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $4 million
Demi Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery.
The singer was scheduled to perform in Mexico in September and in South America in November, but announced Thursday that she would not perform the shows.
Over the weekend Lovato checked out of the hospital she was rushed to on July 24 for a reported overdose. The 25-year-old wrote a lengthy post Sunday on Instagram, saying she remains committed to overcoming addiction.
Lovato has spoken about her struggles with an eating disorder, self-mutilation, drugs and alcohol. She celebrated six years of sobriety in March but recently relapsed, revealing the news in the song “Sober,” released in June. The track hit a new peak this week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching No. 47.
Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin turned down a lead role in The Big Bang Theory three times, because he didn’t want to play a nerd on TV. The former child star reveals he had to keep saying no to show bosses, and even his own manager, when the offer kept coming back. “They pursued me for The Big Bang Theory and I said no,” Mac told podcast host Joe Rogan. “It was kind of, like, the way the pitch was, ‘Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them… Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool, thanks’. And then they came back at me again, and I said, ‘No, no, no. Again, flattered, but no’. Then they came back at me again, and even my manager was, like, twisting my arm.” Culkin accepts he would be a lot richer if he’d signed on, but he’s still glad he didn’t. “I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig,” he said. “At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall.”
Idris Elba has joined the ensemble cast of “Ghetto Cowboy.” The movie is based on the award-winning novel by Greg Neri. Elba will produce under his Green Door Pictures banner. The pic follows 15-year-old Cole, who’s forced to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia, where, despite the surrounding poverty and violence, he discovers the redemptive world of urban horseback riding.
Brad Pitt has fought back in court against Angelina Jolie‘s claim that he’s a deadbeat dad. On Tuesday, Jolie claimed in court papers that her ex had not paid “meaningful child support” for their six kids since their 2016 split. Yesterday, Pitt filed his own papers, calling Jolie’s claim “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.” In the papers lodged with LA Superior Court, Pitt’s lawyers said he “adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid child support.” In fact, they claim in the papers, Pitt has “previously loaned [Jolie] $8 million to assist her in purchasing her current residence and has paid $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of [Jolie] and the minor children.”
James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” has proven to be dangerous. Ariana Grande took to social media on Tuesday to share that she injured her hand while filming the popular series. “Well Mr. Corden, today is off to a wild start,” she said in an Instagram story in which she showed off her left hand bandaged with gauze. She captioned the image “Bleeding n smiling.” She captioned another image, “Hahahahahaha I’m an idiot.” While it’s unclear what exactly happened, Grande didn’t let that stand in the way of her fun. “That was the best day ever @JKCorden thank you so much to you and your incredible crew and band and writer! Sm fun. Can’t wait for y’all to seeee what we been up to,” she tweeted. Presumably, she was on the show to promote her new album, “Sweetener,” out later this month. No word on when her Carpool Karaoke episode will air.
Carrie Underwood is pregnant. She is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher. The couple already share three-year-old son Isaiah. “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond,” she told fans yesterday morning. She made her announcement when she told fans in an Instagram video that the tour to support her upcoming album, Cry Pretty, won't begin until May, eight months after the release of the record. She said: “You might be wondering or asking, ‘Carrie, why is your tour starting in May?’” The camera then panned out to show Carrie was sitting under balloon letters spelling out the word “Baby.” The singer – who didn’t reveal when she is due to give birth – admitted life couldn’t be better for her at the moment. She said: “This has just been a dream come true with album and baby news and all that stuff. We're just so excited and so just glad you guys can share in this with us and be a part of this with us.”
In the midst of financial struggles and constant changes to its service, MoviePass announced yesterday that its new film production wing, MoviePass Films, will start production on “10 Minutes Gone,” an action thriller starring Bruce Willis. This will be the first film produced by the new studio. “10 Minutes Gone” follows a man who survives a gunshot to the head during a bank heist gone wrong, but loses memory of what happened during the heist. He must piece together what happened and who ran off with the bank’s money, all while a vengeful crime boss, played by Willis, pursues him.
West Hollywood city council has unanimously approved a motion calling for the removal of Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Put forth by West Hollywood Mayor pro tempore John D'Amico and Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath, the motion, passed on Monday night, seeks the removal of the landmark “due to [Trump's] disturbing treatment of women and other actions.” However, the vote is not legally binding as the council has no control over the Walk of Fame. The council will instead send a formal letter to the overseeing bodies, Los Angeles city council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, asking them to consider it.
Jennifer Garner’s kayaking trip took a nosedive when she and her daughter got lost on the water. The actress revealed she and her 12-year-old Violet needed to be rescued by an employee of the kayak company they rented from while they were vacationing in Stockholm, Sweden. “Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes,” Garner captioned an Instagram photo showing them on the water. “Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so. Did we have to be rescued? Yup.” Their “savior,” as Garner described him in a subsequent post, was a young man named Mattias Perrson, who paddled out to their rescue and led them back to shore. The kayak company said in its own Instagram post that Perrson jumped into action after receiving a call from Garner. “She was lost on the waters of Stockholm with her daughter in one of our double kayaks. Mattias got into a kayak of his own and started searching for them,” Långholmen Kajak captioned its post. “Fortunately he found them not too far away and was able to guide them back to our rental. Quite an adventure!” Garner called the trip to Sweden a “pre-middle-school sneak away” for her daughter.
Actress Charlotte Rae, who played the kindly maternal surrogate Mrs. Garrett on two ‘80s sitcoms, has died at age 92. Rae had revealed in 2017 that she had bone cancer but planned to fight it, telling People, “I’ve had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening. I’d like to choose life. I’m grateful for the life I’ve already had.” Rae was a Tony-nominated Broadway star and successful TV character actress when she was hired on “Diff’rent Strokes.” She played the maid of a rich white businessman (Conrad Bain) who adopted two young black brothers (Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges). The next year the character was spun off into a series of her own: “The Facts of Life,” set at a boarding school where Mrs. Garrett was the house mother, mentoring the girls on their adolescent issues. Rae won a Prime Time Emmy Award nomination for the role in 1982. Earlier she won an Emmy for her work in the 1975 TV movie “Queen of Stardust Ballroom.”
Patrick Stewart is returning to space as his much beloved character Jean-Luc Picard. He made the announcement via a Twitter statement on Saturday. He last played the iconic Star Trek character in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis, which was part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe. His statement on Saturday was in two parts, consisting of a tweet and an image containing a much longer explanation. “It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him,” he announced in the tweet. Alongside a black and white portrait of himself, he went on to explain the thought process behind his decision to assume the role once again. “I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” he admitted initially. But then he revealed that a combination of personal experiences and the current political climate pushed him to pursue Jean-Luc once again. “During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership,” he said farther down in the statement. He added: “I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.” The new Star Trek show has yet to be titled, and doesn't have a release date, but will appear exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $35 million
2. Disney’s Christopher Robin - $25 million
3. The Spy Who Dumped Me - $12.3 million
4. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - $9 million
5. The Equalizer 2 - $8.8 million
6. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - $8.2 million
7. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $6.1 million
8. The Darkest Minds - $5.8 million
9. Incredibles 2 - $5 million
10. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies - $4.8 million
Tyson Beckford decided to go another round with Kim Kardashian West after he body shamed her and she responded with a comment some called homophobic - he says he stands behind gays but makes it clear he's hetero. The feud continued yesterday, as Tyson posted a muscle pic with the caption, "Train 5-6 days a wk, weights Martial Arts and Firearms and I defend those who can't defend themselves! I support LGBTQ even though I'm not Gay. It's just the human thing to do." For some reason, Tyson felt the need to make it clear he's not gay. Tyson started the beef by commenting on a pic of Kim saying he thinks she had wonky plastic surgery and he's not into her. She responded by saying, "Sis we all know why you don't care for it."
Michael Kelly is the latest to join the “Jack Ryan” cast. The “House of Cards” star will join John Krasinski, Noomi Rapace and John Hoogenakker in the Amazon drama based on Tom Clancy’s books. He’ll play Mike November, who is described as “a smart, seasoned career field officer in the CIA who works with both Jack Ryan and Jim Greer across the new season.” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” premieres Aug. 31 on Amazon.
Carrie Underwood has admitted last year was more downs than ups. She was left with 50 stitches in her face and a fractured wrist after a freak fall at her Nashville home in November. “A lot happened in 2017 during my off year,” she told Redbook. “There was always so much to do, but it was also a very soul-searching year for me. There were some personal things that happened. And I had the accident and all of that to get through ... and just life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I might have had a few more downs than ups last year.”
Netflix has acquired Quincy, the documentary about legendary composer/producer Quincy Jones that was directed by his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks. Netflix has set a global release for September 21, and will give the film a limited theatrical release as well. The docu is an intimate look into the life of an icon who has been a force in music and pop culture for decades, transcending racial and cultural boundaries.
Marc Maron is being eyed to appear in DC's upcoming Joker original film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic Batman villain. Maron is in talks to join the project from director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, War Dogs) who co-wrote the film with Scott Silver. The comedian, known for his role as Sam Sylvia on Netflix’s Glow and for hosting podcast WTF With Marc Maron, would be joining a cast which also includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy.
Calvin Harris still reigns supreme as the highest paid DJ in the world, according to Forbes. He’s topped the World's Highest Paid DJs list for six years in a row now. The Scottish DJ-producer raked in $48 million in 2017, thanks to six-figure paychecks for his shows in Las Vegas and seven-figure checks for his headlining festival gigs. Calvin’s success continues into this year: He signed an exclusive performance contract with Vegas and produced a global hit with Dua Lipa, “One Kiss.” Coming in at number two on the list are The Chainsmokers with $45.5 million, followed by Tiesto with $33 million. Other DJs in the top 15 include Marshmello at number five, Zedd at number six, Diplo at number seven, David Guetta at number eight and Kygo at number 12.
Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell are set to star in War Pigs. A group of disillusioned ex-marines go on one last mission to get revenge on the cartel that murdered one of their own while making off with millions of dollars in drug money. Farrell plays Drex and Gibson plays The Pastor.
The 1970s TV classic “Fantasy Island” is set to become a feature-length movie backed by a major production company, according to a new report. Entertainment firms Blumhouse and Sony Pictures are teaming up on a reboot of the show, which centers on the mysterious Mr. Roarke — and his little-person sidekick Tattoo — who fly wealthy guests to the island to live out their wildest dreams, Deadline.com reported. Jeff Wadlow, whose recent works include the horror flick “Truth Or Dare” and the action comedy “True Memoirs Of An International Assassin,” will direct the movie, according to the entertainment news site. The ABC series was the brainchild of “Beverly Hills, 90210” creator Aaron Spelling, who once admitted the show’s original pitch was just a joke. It ran from 1977 to 1984, featuring corny opening credits in which Tattoo hollers, “Boss, de plane, de plane!” But the show also tackled dark themes about nature, witchcraft and the supernatural. It starred Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize. A projected release date for the “Fantasy Island” film has not yet been announced.
Actor Alan Alda revealed on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The 82-year-old, who’s best known for his role as Army Capt. “Hawkeye” Pierce in the TV series “M*A*S*H,” shared the news on CBS, saying he was diagnosed three and a half years ago but only decided now to go public about it after seeing some of the disease’s physical effects progress.
CBS This Morning
NEW: Actor @AlanAlda just revealed he has Parkinson's disease. The award-winning actor says he was diagnosed with the disease three and a half years ago.
8:19 AM - Jul 31, 2018
“I’ve had a full life since then,” he said of the years since his diagnosis. “I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook [University]. I started this new podcast. And I noticed that — I had been on television a lot in the last couple of weeks talking about the new podcast — and I could see my thumb twitch in some shots and I thought, it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view, but that’s not where I am.”
The nervous system disorder, which does not have a cure, can cause tremors as well as stiffness or slowing of movement. The symptoms worsen as the condition progresses, though its effects can be different for everyone.
The actor followed up his announcement with a post on Twitter, writing that he decided to share the news “to encourage others to take action.”
I decided to let people know I have Parkinson’s to encourage others to take action. I was Diagnosed 3 and a half years ago, but my life is full. I act, I give talks, I do my podcast, which I love. If you get a diagnosis, keep moving!
9:23 AM - Jul 31, 2018
On CBS, Alda shared that before showing any symptoms of the disease, he asked his doctor for a scan just so that he could catch it early if he had it. Though receiving such a diagnosis may be scary, the seven-time Emmy Award winner said he wants people to know that it’s not the end of the world.
“In the very beginning to be immobilized by fear and to think the worst thing has happened to you, it hasn’t happened to you. You still have things you can do,” he said, going on to share that today he takes boxing lessons several times each week and plays singles tennis.
“Mostly everybody is different and each day is different from the next. One day you wake up and think, oh, it’s over, it’s gone, the next day it’s back and a little worse,” he said.
All good things must come to an end.
In an interview with Harvey Levin on TMZ’s show Objectified, Alex Trebek, who has hosted Jeopardy for 34 years, hinted at an end to his tenure.
When asked by Levin about the odds that he’ll continue with the show after his contract ends in 2020, Trebek said “50-50 and a little less.”
It’s clear that Trebek has been thinking about the end of his tenure on the show. He said he has even mentioned a possible replacement to the producers. That would be Alex Faust, the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings. He recently replaced Hall Fame NHL announcer Bob Miller.
Levin asked Trebek about a potential female replacement, and the game show host mentioned CNN legal analyst Laura Coates, who gleefully reacting on Twitter.
Trebek’s departure is not set in stone, so for now, we can be sure to tune in to Jeopardy every night and see Trebek hosting the show.
Demi Lovato remains in the hospital after suffering “complications” following last week’s apparent overdose.
“Demi wasn’t doing well over the weekend,” a source tells People. “She came down with a fever and showed signs of an infection. She is currently being treated for issues that are very common after a drug overdose. She will need to stay in the hospital for a few more days, but is expected to make a full recovery.”
A second insider adds, “It’s too soon to say what the next steps are in terms of entering treatment. … Right now everyone is focused on getting Demi physically healthy.”
Lovato is expected to make a full recovery, which she is doing with a very select group of people by her side. “It’s only family and very close, trusted friends she’s surrounding herself with right now,” a source close to the singer tells Yahoo Entertainment. One of those “trusted” friends includes ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.
“He has visited her a lot,” confirms the insider. “He was absolutely devastated when he heard what happened. He wants to be there to support her however he can.”
Some people close to Lovato, though, have themselves been getting the opposite of support. Many of Lovato’s fans (dubbed Lovatics) have been on social media, bashing those they blame for her suspected OD.
Lovato’s backup dancer and close friend Dani Vitale has been the subject of many fans’ ire, as it was her birthday the “Sober” singer was out celebrating the Monday night before the incident. Vitale, who has been receiving death threats online, broke her silence Sunday, saying she was “not with Demi when the incident happened,” adding, “There is no need for any negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time.”
Another one of Lovato’s best friends, Dead Boys actor Matthew Scott Montgomery, also reacted over the weekend. “It’s been an incredibly difficult few days, and this year has easily been the hardest I’ve ever experienced,” he wrote on his Instagram Stories Sunday. “I couldn’t figure out what felt weirder — posting or not posting about this … I will miss hearing my best friend’s laugh, maybe my favorite sound in the world, in the audience for these final shows as she continues to recover.” He dedicated his final shows to Lovato, thanking his followers for their “love and support during this very hard time.”
The 25-year-old singer has not addressed the overdose report herself, but a rep for Lovato issued a statement Tuesday confirming the star was “awake,” noting that “some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”
Despite initial reports claiming Lovato overdosed on heroin, a source close to the singer denied she was using that drug.
Prior to Lovato’s most recent medical emergency, the singer had been on “a bad path” for months, one source told Yahoo. Another insider added that those close to Lovato became especially concerned about her health in “recent weeks,” saying, “Anyone who was around six, seven years ago remembers the signs well. Things were going in a bad direction again. … We are all hoping this is the wake-up call she needed.”
The “Tell Me You Love Me” singer’s family and friends are hoping she checks into rehab, but ultimately the decision will be hers. It’s unclear when Lovato will be released from the hospital.
Actor Ving Rhames claims police held him at gunpoint in his own home while responding to a neighbor's call that a large black man had broken in. Rhames, who stars in “Mission: Impossible - Fallout,” revealed the experience in an episode of The Clay Cane Show (SiriusXM) Friday when asked about his own experiences with racism. Rhames said he was watching ESPN at his home at around 2:15 p.m. one afternoon earlier this year when he heard a noise in his backyard. He didn't think much of it, figuring it was his two English bulldog puppies messing around, before he heard a knock on the front door. “I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9mm. They say put up your hands, literally,” he said. “I just walked and opened up the door. Then they said: ‘Open the front screen door.’ They say do it with one hand so then I have to do it with one hand. My hands are up and they have me outside.” Rhames said the officer pointing the gun at him was joined by two other officers as well as a police dog and the chief of police, who recognized the star and instructed the officers stand down. The officers revealed they were responding to a 911 call from a neighbor who said a large black man had broken into a home. Rhames accompanied the officers across the street to confront the neighbor who made the call, but she denied it, according to Rhames. “You can check this with the Santa Monica Police Department. They apologized and what have you. This is the God's honest truth,” he said. A spokesperson at the department responded to Rhames' claims saying the incident actually occurred in July 2016, according to The Blast. At the time there had reportedly been multiple violent home invasions in the area, so the police response following the call about Rhames' house was appropriate. The spokesperson also said the situation with Rhames led to the establishment of a program called “Meet Your Neighbors” to strengthen bonds within the community through meet-and-greet events.
CBS chief Les Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct by six women — including actress Illeana Douglas — in a new report that claims the toxic culture is widespread through the network. The “Six Feet Under” star tells the New Yorker she was called into a meeting with Moonves while working on a pilot in 1997, where he pinned her down on the couch, kissed her “violently,” then pulled up her skirt while thrusting his aroused groin into her. “It’ll just be between you and me. Come on, you’re not some nubile virgin,” the married 68-year-old allegedly told Douglas. When she tried to escape, she says, he blocked her path and said menacingly: “We’re going to keep this between you and me, right?” The following week, she says, she was fired, with Moonves telling her she wouldn’t “get a f–king dime” and would “never work at this network again.” “What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired for not participating,” Douglas told writer Ronan Farrow. When she told then-boyfriend Martin Scorsese, the filmmaker, and threatened to sue, she was offered a role in a miniseries. In a statement, Moonves acknowledged trying to kiss Douglas, but denied “any characterization of ‘sexual assault,’ intimidation, or retaliatory action.” “I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances,” said Moonves, who was married to Nancy Wiesenfeld from 1978 through 2003 and then wed Julie Chen in 2004. “Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.” But four other women claim they were also forcibly kissed or touched by Moonves in business meetings from the 1980s through the late 2000s — and all said their careers suffered after rejecting him. “He has gotten away with it for decades,” said writer Janet Jones, who claims Moonves forced his lips on her during a 1985 pitch meeting. Jones says that when she tried to get away, she found his office door was locked — and when she told him he had to open it or she’d scream, he had to walk over to his desk to unlock it. Other Moonves accusers in the story include “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” producer Christine Peters, who claims Moonves stuck his hand up her skirt, and “a prominent actress who played a police officer on a long-running CBS program” who says he shoved his tongue down her throat. Dozens of other current and former employees claim that sexual misconduct was permitted at the network.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $61.5 million
2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - $15 million
3. The Equalizer 2 - $14 million
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - $12.3 million
5. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies - $10.5 million
6. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $8.4 million
7. Incredibles 2 - $7.1 million
8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - $6.7 million
9. Skyscraper - $5.4 million
10. The First Purge - $2.2 million
“The View”’s Meghan McCain stopped by “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” on Wednesday night, where she was quick to defend her co-host Whoopi Goldberg when asked about the explosive argument between Goldberg and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro last Thursday.
“I can’t get a bagel without someone asking me about this incident, which is kinda crazy,” McCain said. “I will say that I’m a conservative. I love having everybody on the show, anyone who wants to come on I’m happy to have on. I mean, within reason. And, it’s really hard not to love Whoopi Goldberg. She’s a really fair, open person. She’s been very open to my politics, and I just thought it was unfortunate that judge Jeanine didn’t see what I see in her every day. She’s a wonderful co-host. She’s very open to hearing the other side.”
In case you missed it, when Pirro appeared on “The View” last week to promote her new book, the interview took a turn for the worse when she accused Goldberg of suffering from “Trump derangement syndrome.” The situation quickly escalated between the two, and when Pirro told Goldberg, “Whoopi, you know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens,” Goldberg abruptly ended the interview after telling Pirro, “You know what’s horrible? When the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people! Say goodbye!”
Although Pirro is not likely to be invited back to “The View” anytime soon, Cohen had an idea for another show that she’d be perfect for. “She could be a Jersey housewife,” Cohen told McCain. He quickly second-guessed himself, concluding, “She actually might be too nutty to be on the Jersey housewives.”
Heaven just got three new angels, and by heaven we mean the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot we’ve been waiting for ever since Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz hung up their ass-kicking boots.
Actresses Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska have been tapped as the next generation of the crime-fighting trio on the big screen, according to multiple outlets.
Elizabeth Banks, who made her feature film directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2,” will helm the reboot, as well as star as Bosley, who’s been played by actors Bill Murray and Bernie Mac in previous films. The script is penned by Jay Basu and Banks.
“The new story takes the detective agency premise of the original television series and turn-of-the-century movies and takes it global, with the Townsend Agency now a worldwide security and intelligence service that has teams around the planet,” the film’s description reads, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The movie will focus on one of those teams and the next generation of Angels.”
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in a scene from the film “Charlie’s Angels.”
“‘Charlie’s Angels,’ for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the ’70s,” Banks said in a statement, according to Variety. “This film honors the legacy of Charles Townsend and his agency while introducing a new era of modern and global Angels. I couldn’t be more excited to work with Kristen, Naomi and Ella to bring this chapter to fans around the world.”
Balinska, a British actress, is relatively unknown, while Scott has another tentpole project on her plate, playing Princess Jasmine in Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin.” Stewart, of course, starred in the teen vampire franchise “Twilight,” but went on to cement her indie film credibility with celebrated roles in “Personal Shopper” and “Clouds of Sils Maria.”
“Charlie’s Angels” was first a hugely successful television series, airing for five seasons from 1976 to 1981. Nearly 20 years later, Liu, Barrymore and Diaz brought the spies to the big screen in two films, “Charlie’s Angels” and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” that raked in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. And then there was the most recent TV reboot series in 2011: The less said about that show’s one season, the better.
The new “Charlie’s Angels” reboot is set to hit theaters Sept. 27, 2019.
Michelle Williams is good at many things (making us cry, that voice she did in “I Feel Pretty,” teasing us with the prospect of a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion), but she’s a master of keeping the public out of her private life.
In a Vanity Fair profile published Thursday, the actress spoke candidly for the first time about her new relationship, revealing that she recently tied the knot with musician Phil Elverum of Mt. Eerie and the Microphones.
The two secretly wed during an intimate ceremony with a few friends and family (best friend Busy Philipps didn’t Instagram Story the occasion, but she had to be there) in the Adirondacks. Both of the couple’s children from previous relationships were in attendance.
The Oscar-nominated actress has a 12-year-old daughter, Matilda, with the late Heath Ledger. Elverum is dad to a 3-year-old from his marriage to Geneviève Castrée, who died of cancer 18 months after welcoming the child.
“Obviously I’ve never once in my life talked about a relationship, but Phil isn’t anyone else,” Williams told Vanity Fair. “And that’s worth something. Ultimately the way he loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole. I work to be free inside of the moment. I parent to let Matilda feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free.”
She said she was hesitant to disclose her “very sacred and very special” relationship with Elverum, but ultimately decided to open up to “take some heat and confusion” out of the situation.
The couple now resides together in Brooklyn, New York with their daughters.
This new chapter of her life has allowed her to reflect on her romance with Ledger, who died in 2008 due to an accidental overdose. Williams said that over the last decade, she’s been searching for the “radical acceptance” she found in her relationship with the actor.
“I never gave up on love,” she said of her life after Ledger’s death. “I always say to Matilda, ’Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.”
Williams said back in 2016 that she felt “really sensitive” about dating after Ledger’s death and was focused on giving Matilda the most normal life as single mother.
And while disclosing personal details isn’t exactly natural for the famously reclusive star, she hopes that her story might be of service to someone else in the midst of a tragedy.
“I don’t really want to talk about any of it,” she told Vanity Fair. “But there’s that tease, that lure, that’s like, ‘What if this helps somebody? What if somebody who has always journeyed in this way, who has struggled as much as I struggled, and looked as much as I looked, finds something that helps them?’ Don’t settle. Don’t settle for something that feels like a prison, or is hard, or hurts you,” she says. “If it doesn’t feel like love, it’s not love.”
Just weeks after releasing a song in which she admitted to having fallen off the wagon, Demi Lovato has been hospitalized following an apparent drug overdose. A source tells People magazine that the singer is stable after being treated. The LAFD confirmed to ABC News that a call was received for an address which matches Demi's address in L.A. According to the LAFD, a 25-year-old female patient was transported to a local hospital, condition unknown. Demi is 25 and it was her home, but the LAFD would not confirm Demi's identity. Variety reports that Demi's scheduled concert in Atlantic City, NJ tomorrow has been canceled, and a new performer will be announced shortly.
If a state panel gets its way, Bill Cosby will be known from here on out as a "sexually violent predator." If a judge agrees, Cosby would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, reports Philly.com. He'd also have to undergo treatment. The recommendation is from Pennsylvania's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, whose evaluation of Cosby hasn't been made public. It follows Cosby's conviction in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, a crime for which Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison at his September sentencing. As for the "predator" recommendation, the judge in Cosby's case will make the final determination, and no date has been set for that hearing.
Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series, Who is America?, is seeing an enormous bump in viewership- to the tune of an additional 1.8 million viewers after a week of delayed viewing. The show, which depicts Cohen in various incognito get-ups tricking unsuspecting interview subjects into engaging in outlandish activities and rhetoric, premiered to much lower numbers for the live broadcast on July 15. Week one's viewership shot from just 327,000 viewers for the live program, with replays and later streaming that day bringing their initial viewing to just over 1 million. However, in the week since - that number jumped to a total of approximately 2.8 million viewers - which factors in the series opener across all platforms (on-air, on demand, DVR and streaming) in the seven days since its premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In another astonishing bump for Showtime overall, they estimate the premiere of Who Is America? also drove the most signups for its streaming service over any day in all of 2018.
Following James Gunn’s firing as director of the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” installment, cast members from the Marvel superhero franchise, including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, aren’t exactly distancing themselves from the filmmaker.
Gunn was terminated by Walt Disney Studios on Thursday after offensive tweets from his past resurfaced online. He has since apologized for a slew of now-deleted jokes about pedophilia and rape, describing himself as a “provocateur” in his early days on Twitter.
Pratt broke his silence on the news on Sunday with a somewhat cryptic tweet quoting a verse from the Bible’s Epistle of James about reserving judgment:
“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters. Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.”
Actress Zoe Saldana, whose character (spoiler alert!) seemingly perished in “Avengers: Infinity War,” also weighed in. She ended her tweet saying she loves “ALL members of my GOTG family.” That, of course, includes Gunn, who directed the first two “Galaxy” movies.
It’s been a challenging weekend I’m not gonna lie. I’m pausing myself to take everything in before I speak out of term. I just want everyone to know I love ALL members of my GOTG family. Always will.
Gunn’s scheduled appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, where he was to discuss a new horror film for which he serves as the producer, was canceled in light of his Disney dismissal.
Other “Guardians” cast members like Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker and Gunn’s brother Sean have been more straightforward in responding to the firing.
Bautista, the former professional wrestler, has been the most candid, sharing articles encouraging the studio to rehire Gunn and describing the resurfacing of the director’s tweets as a ”#cybernazi attack.”
I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what’s happening to him
What happened here is so much bigger then G3, @JamesGunn ,myself,@Disney etc. This was a #cybernazi attack that succeeded. Unless we start to unite together against this crap, whether people are offended are not! ...it’s going to get much worse. And it can happen to anyone
Replying to @DaveBautista @JamesGunn
Is there a chance that you could boycott GG3 if James is never reinstated or are you chained to a contract of some kind?
4:09 PM - Jul 22, 2018
Sean Gunn, the “Gilmore Girls” actor, penned a heartfelt post providing some perspective on the controversial tweets and explaining his older brother’s evolution as a man and filmmaker.
He said he saw his sibling become “more open-hearted than the guy who thought he needed to get a rise out of people by making nasty or offensive jokes.” The post included a picture of two brothers standing together.
James Gunn’s firing drove Rooker off social media for the day, with the actor describing the uproar as “ongoing bullshit.”
A Change.org petition urging Gunn’s reinstatement had collected more than 190,000 signatures as of early Monday afternoon.
Disney has yet to announce how it plans to proceed with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” but the film is still expected to hit theaters sometime in 2020.
Actor Dennis Quaid opened up about his cocaine addiction and how it got to the point where he was sleeping only one hour a night in an interview that aired Monday.
Quaid, 64, said he started to use cocaine when he first arrived in Hollywood. He would vow to stop doing the drug, but by the early evening he would be back at it, he said, in a clip from "Meghan Kelly Today."
“I was basically doing cocaine pretty much on a daily basis during the '80s,” Quaid said. “I spent many, many a night screaming at God to 'Please take this away from me, I'll never do it again because I've only got an hour before I have to be at work.'
“I saw myself either dead or losing everything that meant anything to me,” Dennis Quaid on his addiction to cocaine and when he decided to get help and go to rehab. #MegynTODAY
9:34 AM - Jul 23, 2018
“Then about 4 o'clock in the afternoon I would be, ‘Oh, that's not so bad.’ I had a white light experience where I saw myself either dead or losing everything that meant anything to me,” he said.
Quaid said by the time he was starring in the 1987 hit “The Big Easy,” he was starting to hit rock bottom and getting about one hour of sleep a night.
“I had a reputation for being a ‘bad boy,’ which seemed like a good thing, but basically I just had my head stuck up my a--,” the actor said.
"I was basically doing cocaine pretty much on a daily basis during the '80s."
Quaid also touched on his marriage to actress Meg Ryan. He said Ryan’s fame “weighed” on him during their time together, adding it affected his career.
“And I have to admit it, I actually did feel like I disappeared,” Quaid said.
The couple divorced in 2001 and have one son together.
Mila Kunis is opening up about the demise of her longterm relationship with Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin.
The 34-year-old Bad Moms star revealed she made mistakes in her 20s that affected her relationship with Culkin, 37.
The two began dating in 2002 before ending their relationship eight years later. Kunis told Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert that it was “a horrible, horrible breakup,” candidly saying, “I f—— up.”
“I was an a—— in my 20s and I’ll be the first to admit it. And that’s something that took me a long time to come out and be like, ‘Yeah, you know what, I was a d—,’ and accept it and I own it now,” she said.
The mother of two continued, “And it’s f—— up what I did. It’s f—— up what I did and it’s f—— up how I did it. When I got to be a single I said, ‘I just need to figure myself out.’ I genuinely need to know why I did what I did, and, like, regroup myself as a human being.”
Shepard asked, “Have you forgiven yourself?”
“You know, it’s been so long like I feel like enough time has gone by,” Kunis said. “I think enough mutual friends have been like, everybody kind of forgave everybody for what went down.”
Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher
The actress married Ashton Kutcher on July 2015. The couple shares two children, daughter Wyatt Isabelle, 3; and son Dimitri Portwood, 19 months.
Culkin is now dating former Disney Channel actress Brenda Song. The pair were first spotted out together in July 2017, grabbing dinner at Craig’s in Los Angeles. The next month, Song posted a group photo to Instagram in which she posed alongside Culkin.
The 34-year-old actress recently sat down for a revealing conversation with her close friend, Dax Shepard, for his podcast, Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard, in which she opened up about her split from the Home Alone star. Kunis and Culkin started dating in 2002, but broke up after eight years together.
Kunis shares that before she hooked up with her now-husband, Ashton Kutcher, she was single for two years. The actress said she definitely had fun with other guys, but wasn't looking for a boyfriend due to difficulty of the end of her relationship with Culkin.
"Totally open for business," Kunis jokes about her mentality at the time. "I had fun."
"I had a horrible, horrible breakup," she continues to explain.
When Shepard asks her to clarify her statement -- particularly, if she was "sad" about the breakup -- Kunis bluntly replies, "No, I f**ked up. I was an a**hole in my 20s and I'll be the first to admit it. And that's something that took me a long time to come out and be like, 'Yeah, you know what, I was a d*ck,' and accept it and I own it."
"And it's f**ked up what I did," she continues. "It's f**ked up what I did, and it's f**ked up how I did it. When I got to be single I said, I just need to figure myself out. I genuinely need to know why I did what I did and, like, regroup myself as a human being."
These days, Kunis says she has forgiven herself.
"You know, it's been so long, like I feel like enough time has gone by," she shares. "I think enough mutual friends have been like ... everybody kind of forgave everybody for what went down. "
When Shepard comments that making mistakes is a normal part of growing up, Kunis agrees.
"At 35, I could look back and be like, 'I was 20,'" she muses.
Kunis has largely remained private about her relationship with Culkin. But in a 2016 interview with Howard Stern, she did talk about Culkin's intense level of fame when they dated.
"He was huge," she recalled. "You couldn't walk down the street with him. He always had this weird attraction, like fans just screamed when they saw him! They didn't know how to react. It wasn't like a normal response to a celebrity. Fans responded in a very abnormal way to him."
Kunis has now been married to Kutcher for over three years. They share two kids together, 3-year-old daughter Wyatt and 1-year-old son Dimitri. Meanwhile, 37-year-old Culkin has also moved on, and is currently dating former Disney star Brenda Song.
Kunis, who auditioned for That ’70s Show when she was just 14 years old, told Shepard about her success early in life and that she was “happy,” until Perez Hilton launched PerezHilton.com, formerly PageSixSixSix.com.
The Bad Moms star said, “I was happy. Everything was great… until, I would say, the rise of Perez Hilton… He was the first person that created ugly news… that, like, literally just spread filth.”
Kunis, who has called out tabloids for printing divorce and pregnancies rumors in the past, said about Perez Hilton’s site, “It was just mean, and so it allowed people to be mean.” She went on to say that “trolling didn’t exist” before Perez.
The actress acknowledged that tabloids were published before Perez, but the publications were weekly, whereas this is now daily blogging, and is usually centered around sensationalized rumors and negativity. “Nowadays, you read magazines, and none of it’s… even just fake, it’s just not plausible news,” Kunis said.
Kunis and her husband, fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, are often fodder for gossip publications. She told Cosmopolitan, “I’m pregnant about once a year, and my husband and I are getting a divorce once a year.” She told Cosmo that the gossip magazines that line every grocery store checkout line cause her family members concern.
“The only thing that’s upsetting is my parents, and my grandparents sometimes get confused… At one point when I was pregnant, [the tabloids] said that I had an emergency and was rushed to the hospital, and my face was on the cover. The amount of stress that caused my family, nobody will understand,” she said.
Andrew Lincoln will be leaving “The Walking Dead” after the upcoming ninth season. “I love this show. It means everything to me. I love the people who make this show,” Lincoln, who plays the show’s lead character Rick Grimes, said during “The Walking Dead” panel on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con. He thanked the crowd and legions of fans for making the show “the most extraordinary, amazing, beautiful experience” of his career. “I don’t want this to turn into an Oscar acceptance speech or an obituary,” Lincoln continued. “As you see in the trailer, we are deeply deeply proud of the work we’ve done this season … my relationship with Rick Grimes is far from over.” When asked what’s next for Lincoln, the actor said he’s going to take a break and go home to London, England.
Bristol Palin will be making the big bucks for Teen Mom OG! Palin, who confirmed she’d be joining the cast on Friday, will be earning $250,000 for the first season with an option for a second and third year, a source tells Us Weekly. She’ll also receive an additional $50,000 for each option exercised. “She could be making $350,000 in three years,” the insider adds. Bristol is already filming for the show.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. The Equalizer 2 - $35.8 million
2. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! - $34.3 million
3. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - $23.1 million
4. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $16.1 million
5. Incredibles 2 - $11.5 million
6. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - $11 million
7. Skyscraper - $10.9 million
8. The First Purge - $4.9 million
9. Unfriended: Dark Web - $3.4 million
10. Sorry to Bother You - $2.8 million
After reports emerged that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had apparently broken off their engagement, Liam posted an Instagram Story video featuring he and Miley hanging out.
In the short clip, he and Miley are riding along in a car together, jamming along to some dance beat-heavy track. Liam suddenly screams, startling Miley into jokey anger. Liam then holds up a finger, saying, "No. 1." And that's it — it's unclear as to whether the two are listening to a new, unreleased Miley track, which Liam might be hinting will hit no. 1 on the charts.
Meanwhile, fans on Twitter are taking the moment to mean the Liam and Miley breakup rumors are false. One wrote, "Miley and Liam are fine so can everyone LEAVE THEM BE." Another questioned, "So liam and miley have 'split' but she was in his insta story earlier?"
While the video doesn't really confirm or deny any breakup rumors, the two also don't look like a couple who has just undergone a devastating split. Still, until more news is released on the matter, it's important to keep taking any rumors you hear with as many grans of salt as you can possibly hold.
Prepare for possible heartbreak: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may have broken up. On Thursday, an anonymous source claimed to OK! Australia that the duo had called off their engagement for the second time after disagreeing on when they would start a family together, per the Daily Mail. "He wants kids and doesn't want to keep putting it off, but it's not quite the timeline Miley had in mind," the source said. "He is left heartbroken."
The insider — again, completely anonymous, so take this all with a huge grain of salt — went on to claim that, in fact, Miley doesn't really even want to get married right now. "Miley put off plans for the wedding and Liam was growing tired of it. They haven't been getting along in recent months," they said. "[She] didn't really want to get married. It's something that everyone else seemed to get but Liam. [His] family had been begging him to see the light for a long time, but he had faith in Miley. Now he feels like an idiot."
This report comes just a few days after Miley mysteriously wiped her Instagram account. Fans noticed last Thursday that the "Wrecking Ball" singer had deleted every single one of her posts, including her profile picture. As of Thursday morning, her IG feed remains bare. Neither Miley nor Liam has commented on the rumors — and they're the absolute authority here.
Miley and Liam first announced their engagement in June 2012, a little over two years after they met and fell in love on the set of The Last Song. Though they called it quits in September 2013, Miley was spotted in January 2016 hanging out with Liam's friends and family, and wearing that sparkly Neil Lane diamond ring on her left hand once again. It was then rumored earlier this year that the pair were planning a secret, low-key wedding.
Though Miley gushed about her stronger, revitalized relationship with Liam in recent months, she did tell The Sun in September 2017 that she wasn't planning on tying the knot anytime soon. "I don't envision marriage. I'm 24," she said at the time. "I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married]."
In news that should be surprising to no one, Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro didn’t see eye to eye on Thursday’s episode of The View.
The Fox News host stopped by to promote her new book, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, and things started out normal. Pirro defended everything Donald Trump, blaming Barack Obama for basically any current problem in our country. But the fireworks started when Pirro mentioned “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and appeared to point at Goldberg.
“Did you just point at me?” Goldberg asked. “Listen, I don’t have Trump derangement, let me tell you what I have. I’m tired of people starting a conversation with ‘Mexicans are liars and rapists,’ … Listen, I’m 62 years old, there have been a lot of people in office that I didn’t agree with, but I have never, ever seen anything like this. I’ve never seen anybody whip up such hate. I’ve never seen anybody be so dismissive … What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That’s my issue.”
Goldberg attempted to bring the discussion back to Pirro’s views, asking her about the “deep state.”
“How long has the deep state been there and who’s running it?” The View host asked. But Pirro didn’t answer. The two got into a she-said, she-said spat before the Fox pundit shouted, “Whoopi, you know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens.”
“You know what’s horrible? When the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people!” Goldberg replied as the two continued to talk over each other.
But Goldberg was fed up. “Say goodbye!” she yelled to Pirro. “Bye. I’m done.”
Pirro can be heard saying “wow” as the camera cuts to a commercial break.
When the show returned — sans the Justice With Judge Jeanine host — Goldberg explained her actions.
“Welcome back. So, you saw me do something I very rarely do. I very rarely lose my cool and I’m not proud of it, I don’t like it,” she said to the camera. “But I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical because that’s one of the things I try not to be on this show. So … have a great day.”
The drama continued when the cameras stopped rolling. Pirro called into Sean Hannity’s radio show to talk about the incident.
“When I went off the stage, Sean, I’m walking downstairs and I said something like, ‘Whoopi, I fought for victims my whole life,’ and she came at me as I was leaving and she said ‘F you’ in my face — literally spitting at me, ‘F you, get the F out of this building,'” Pirro said. “And I said to her, ‘did you just say that?’ She said, ‘that’s what I said, get the F out of this building’ and she was screaming at me, and I’m walking out of the building like a dog who was just kicked off. So forget about what she did to me on set, which was horrific in itself, but the treatment by Whoopi Goldberg is typical of what is going on in this country. The left, they invite you on to talk, they then won’t let you talk, they throw you off the show and then they throw you out of the building. And here’s the problem, Sean: The problem is once one starts doing it, the rest of them are going to start doing it.
“These people, on the left, and I said it in the first segment, Sean — and again I have to look at it — I said ‘we need to start talking about this stuff.’ You know, we need to start recognizing that it doesn’t matter if it’s Donald Trump or if it’s a Democrat running. We’ve got to have a Department of Justice and FBI that is not corrupt…. I’ll tell you, Sean, I’ve been prosecutor, a judge for 30 years. I’ve sat on murder trials — I’d go toe-to-toe with anyone. I’ve tried murder cases, I’ve gone against drug cartels… I have never been treated like that in my life. I was stunned.”
Page Six reported the women’s alleged backstage encounter differently. Show producers and Goldberg have also reached out to Pirro to talk about the incident, according to the newspaper.
“Jeanine could have walked by her,” a source told Page Six. “There was one more segment to do. She could have walked by her easily, she put her finger in her face and said, ‘I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do’ and that’s when Whoopi said, ‘You and I have never had a problem,’ before everything else was said.”
Goldberg’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Editor’s Note: This story was originally published at noon PST July 19.
Netflix won a U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s approval to terminate its output deal with The Weinstein Company, a settlement that means the streaming service won’t be obligated to stream a third season of MTV’s Scream. The agreement comes as Lantern Entertainment continues to work through various objections stemming from The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy, in hopes of establishing productive relationships in Hollywood. According to the document, Netflix no longer will be obligated to accept delivery or make payments for any films, television shows or other content as of July 11. One exception is the second season of the animated children’s series Spy Kids, which is based on director Robert Rodriguez’s popular film series.
Reality-TV fisherman Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl but he’ll face no jail time under a plea deal reached with prosecutors. The 47-year-old “Deadliest Catch” cast member received a 364-day suspended jail sentence last week and was ordered to undergo a sexual-deviancy evaluation and treatment and give a DNA sample to authorities. Hansen is the deck boss and crew member of the Seattle-based crabbing boat skippered by his older brother, Sig Hansen. A probable-cause affidavit filed in Snohomish County District Court says a 16-year-old girl told her therapist in October that Hansen sexually assaulted her at a suburban Seattle home Sept. 30. Hansen pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation, admitting he intentionally kissed and touched the victim.
President Donald Trump is abandoning Jackie Kennedy's robin's-egg blue paint scheme for Air Force One and giving the iconic plane the classic American colors of red, white and blue as part of a series of upgrades to the presidential aircraft. Boeing is building the next generation of the 747 used to fly presidents around the world and Trump is using the opportunity to paint the plane in the colors of the American flag. “I said, 'I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?' And we're not,” he told CBS News. “Red, white and blue,” he said. “Air Force One is going to be incredible. It's gonna be the top of the line, the top in the world. And it's gonna be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate.” Trump also wants a bigger bed than the narrow fold-out sofa the plane has now.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has dealt a knock-out blow to George Clooney on Forbes’ annual list of rich celebrities. The fighter ranks number one on the new list after hauling in $285 million pre-tax in the past year – almost $50 million more than the actor, who becomes the richest actor on the new countdown, thanks in part to the sale of the tequila company he co-founded with pal Rande Gerber. Kylie Jenner comes in third on the Celebrity 100 list, with an estimated $166.5 million fortune last year, putting her on course to become “the youngest-ever self-made billionaire,” according to Forbes editors. Judge Judy, Judy Sheindlin, and Dwayne Johnson round out the top five, both clearing $120 million , while U2, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and soccer superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo complete the new rich list, with none of the top 10 making less than $108 million over the past year.
Jamie Foxx could be teaming up with Michael B. Jordan for an upcoming courtroom drama. A source tells Variety that Foxx is in negotiations to star alongside Jordan in the upcoming the Warner Bros. film Just Mercy. The drama, based on the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, chronicles the real-life story of social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative. Like Stevenson's book, the film will follow his first case, that of Walter McMillian, a young black man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. According to Variety, Foxx will play the role of McMillan, a role described as, "highly coveted by several movie stars.”
Downtown Abbey is returning as a movie, with its original cast set to reprise their roles in the period piece. "Welcome back to Downton," the series' Twitter account posted, along with a picture of a butler holding a letter that reads, "We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey. Only in cinemas." Production is scheduled to begin "this summer," the tweet declares. After the series ended in 2015 with six successful seasons broadcast to over 160 countries, show creator Julian Fellowes wrote a screenplay for the upcoming movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Meghan Markle‘s smile is hiding fear, stress and the pressure of adjusting to her new royal duties, her father said in an interview published yesterday. “I think she is terrified,” Thomas Markle told The Sun. “I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile.” “I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now,” he added. “This is a pained smile.” The newly-minted Duchess of Sussex is struggling to cope with the transition from TV actress to a member of the royal family with public responsibilities, according to her dad. While touring Dublin with her husband Prince Harry, she even reportedly told a fan that she missed portraying the character Rachel Zane on the drama “Suits.” “It really worries me. I think she’s under too much pressure,” said Thomas. “There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family.”
Alex Trebek has been named in a lawsuit from a woman who claims his unrestrained dog put her in grave danger. Hanna Ketai said in papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that a large black dog belonging to Trebek emerged through an open gate at his Studio City, California property as she was walking her own dog, a yellow lab, The Wrap reported. Ketai told the court in the docs that as his dog chased her suddenly and without warning, she began to scream and wound up falling into the street, where a massive SUV was barreling in her direction. An eyewitness nearby rescued her from the approaching danger as she was on her hands and knees, according to her statement to the court. Ketai is suing Trebek, saying she's suffered physical, mental and emotional pain, suffering, worry and anxiety, as result of the incident, and that it's impacted her ability to work. She added that she was injured in health, strength and activity, a portion of said injuries being permanent.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - $44.1 million
2. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $28.8 million
3. Skyscraper - $25.4 million
4. Incredibles 2 - $16.2 million
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - $15.5 million
6. The First Purge - $9.1 million
7. Sorry to Bother You - $4.2 million
8. Sicario: Days of the Soldado - $3.8 million
9. Uncle Drew - $3.2 million
10. Ocean’s 8 - $2.9 million
Christina Applegate is headed back to TV. Deadline reports that Applegate will play the lead in Netflix's new dark comedy Dead to Me, which she will also executive produce. Apparently, Applegate has been entertaining multiple offers for series and pilots since she left TV six years ago, but this is the first one to tempt her back into a leading role. Dead to Me is being billed as a comedic Big Little Lies, following the story of "a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow (Applegate) and a free spirit with a shocking secret." Applegate will play the role of Jen, a put-together woman who has a dark sense of humor and a bit of an anger management problem that she tends to dodge dealing with. There seems to be lots to get angry about though since Jen's husband was apparently killed in a hit and run months earlier. Dead to Me does not have a premiere date yet.
Geraldo Rivera's son has avoided jail time after taking a plea deal for allegedly choking his former girlfriend. On Wednesday, 30-year-old Cruz Rivera admitted attempted assault and disorderly conduct. He was arrested in May after two alleged attacks against Meghan Burke in his Manhattan home. It included him pushing her to the floor and biting her. Instead of jail, he must now complete a domestic violence program and stay away from Burke. If he violates the sentence in any way, he will go to jail for six months.
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced yesterday. Emmy voting gets underway August 13 and concludes August 27. The Creative Arts Awards this year are September 8-9, with the Primetime Emmy Awards set for Monday, September 17 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. NBC is broadcasting this year's primetime show, co-hosted by SNL's Colin Jost and Michael Che and executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
2018 EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)
Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Variety Sketch Series
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“I Love You, America” (Hulu)
Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Game of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Matt Smith (“The Crown”)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)
“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
“The Tale” (HBO)
“Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)
Structured Reality Program
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)
Unstructured Reality Program
“Born This Way” (A&E)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Naked and Afraid” (Discovery Channel)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1)
“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)
Host for Reality/Reality Competition Program
W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell”)
Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game of Games”)
RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”)
Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”)
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeff Daniels (“Godless”)
Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
John Leguizamo (“Waco”)
Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)
Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)
Merritt Wever (“Godless”)
Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror)
Guest Actor in a Drama Series
F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)
Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)
Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)
Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)
Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis (“Scandal”)
Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”)
Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Donald Glover (“Saturday Night Live”)
Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Katt Williams (“Atlanta”)
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tiffany Haddish (“Saturday Night Live”)
Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”)
Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”)
Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”)
Demi Moore is reportedly the victim of major credit card fraud. TMZ is reporting that the actress has lost $169,000 after a fraudster got hold of her credit card details and went on a shopping spree. According to the criminal complaint, 35-year-old David Matthew Read reported the star’s American Express card as lost or stolen in March. He then somehow managed to get hold of her newly-issued card, which had reportedly been sent out from the company via FedEx. After acquiring the card, TMZ reports Read went on a luxury shopping spree in Los Angeles and racked up the vast sum in a matter of weeks. “The feds say he went on a spending spree, hitting a handful of Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the L.A. area,” TMZ shared. Police reportedly arrested the crook in April after spotting him in surveillance footage at various retail stores, as well as at the FedEx depot he used to collect the card. Read allegedly confessed immediately and is currently serving time in Los Angeles County Jail.
Tyler Perry is warning fans about a scam that says he is giving away money on Facebook. In a video entitled “Don't Fall For Scams” posted Tuesday, the actor cleared up speculation he was doing a giveaway, and urged fans to protect their information. “I am not giving away anything on Facebook,” Tyler insisted. “I am not giving away any money, my team has to shut down these things every day. There's a new one popping up, do not give your information to any of these people. Do not give them anything. I don't know who they are, but every day we have to get 10, 20, 30 of those things shut down on Facebook. I am not giving away anything. It's Tyler Perry, I'm not giving away anything. Please do me a favor, post this everywhere so people will know that it's not true. Listen, in my life I am a giver, I give a lot of things to a lot of people, to a lot of employees, random things, cars, houses, I do. But that is not true. The Facebook stuff - I'm not giving away anything. Stop it, devil.”
Kylie Jenner has been revealed to be the richest member of the Kardashian-Jenner family. Yesterday, Forbes magazine unveiled the cover of their August issue, showing Kylie on the cover for an issue focused on “America's Women Billionaires.” According to the magazine, Kylie - who is set to turn 21 on August 10 - is currently worth an estimated $900 million thanks to her cosmetics line. Once she crosses the $1 billion mark, she will unseat Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest-ever self-made billionaire.
Chrissy Teigen had some choice words for a creeper who took topless photos of her while she pumped breast milk in the privacy of her vehicle. “You can go f–k yourself if you sell them,” Teigen wrote in a tweet yesterday. “If I wanted to show you my salami nipples I’d show you my salami nipples on my own doing!” Though most fans came to the model’s defense, one person didn’t understand what the big deal was and suggested she get tinted windows. “It wasn’t in her garage,” he responded. “It’s still out in plain view of the public so it makes no sense to even be upset about it.” “Yes jerry,” replied Teigen, referring to his Twitter handle name. “Die on this hill. This is what you should stand up for. A man’s right to shoot his camera into my (tinted) car. This is a great cause.”
George Clooney was briefly hospitalized yesterday morning after he was knocked off his scooter in an accident on the island of Sardinia, Italy. He was on his way to a TV series shoot when the driver of a Mercedes cut him off in the providence of Olbia. The motorist called an ambulance for the actor, who complained of pain in his hip, arm and leg. Shortly after his wife Amal met him at John Paul II hospital, where he was given an MRI, the actor was cleared and discharged, with only some bruises to show for the mishap. Clooney was on location filming a TV series based on the classic Joseph Heller novel Catch 22. He is directing and producing the project.
The Game of Thrones spinoff will begin filming in the fall. Deadline reported the prequel pilot will start production in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in October after getting the greenlight at HBO. The spinoff, which has a tentative title of The Long Night, will film at The Paint Hall at Titanic Studios. HBO has previously used the studio to film Game of Thrones.
Kim Kardashian has reportedly spent $10,000 on fake testicles for her dog, Rocky, to raise his self-esteem after she had him neutered. According to the New York Times, the dog was given the prosthetic implants, called Neuticles, after she previously revealed: “I don't like big b***s on dogs.” Kim purchased the cute boxer, Rocky, with her ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush in 2010.
Shawn Mendes has assured fans he is OK after taking a tumble off the stage during a weekend show in Quebec, Canada. He was in the middle of performing his hit song Mercy at the Quebec City Summer Festival on Sunday, when he decided to jump to a lower platform located directly in front of the main stage. However, after throwing his arms up in the air, Shawn fumbled his landing, and briefly ended up on his butt. In video footage of the incident, he is shown jumping back to his feet and continuing with the track without missing a beat. The clip was posted on a fan account on Twitter after the show, and captioned, “OH NO @ShawnMendes LOL (laugh out loud).” The singer took notice of the funny footage and laughed off the fall, insisting he is fine. “LOL yep,” he replied as he reposted the video. “Im ok but also that was insane hahahahaha (sic).”
Her father Stephen Baldwin already let the cat out of the bag in a tweet on Saturday. But yesterday, Justin Bieber himself confirmed he and Hailey Baldwin are engaged, in a tasteful black and white Instagram post of the loved-up couple. “My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS,” said Bieber in the romantic social media gesture that confirmed that the pair have been engaged since Saturday. In the snap, Baldwin sat in the lap of her new fiance and kissed his cheek. On her ring finger was a band inlaid with diamonds - but it is worth noting this was a different piece of jewelry to the ring Hailey was pictured wearing in the Bahamas over the weekend.
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot took some time off from saving the world to brighten the days of young patients, their families, and staffers at Inova Children’s Hospital in Northern Virginia over the weekend, paying them a surprise visit while dressed in full superhero regalia. The actress was in the area filming the highly anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984, and her visit was celebrated on social media by several people in attendance. “Thank you @GalGadot for visiting us @InovaHealth Children’s Hospital,” Dr. Lucas Collazo tweeted, alongside a group photo with Gadot surrounded by smiles. “You are a true Wonder Woman. The kids loved it…and so did the staff.”
Former Miss America winners and state pageant officials are split over the leadership and direction of the organization, which was rocked by a 2017 email scandal that led to the resignations of its top leaders. Reps from 22 state pageants have signed a petition calling for the resignations of the new Miss America board, including Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and President and CEO Regina Hopper, The Press of Atlantic City reported Saturday. But in a letter to the newspaper, 30 former Miss Americas said they "fully support" Carlson, Miss America 1989, and the board members "who are and have been working tirelessly to move our program forward." The Miss America organization is regrouping after a December scandal in which emails surfaced showing that CEO Sam Haskell and others mocked winners' intelligence, looks and sex lives. Haskell resigned Dec. 23, followed by board members. The shake-up at the organization has resulted in the top three positions being held by women, and the new leaders have begun making changes. The swimsuit competition has been dropped and in the evening-wear portion contestants will be allowed to wear something other than a gown if they want. The talent portion of the contest will remain. The petition from the state pageant officials expressed a vote of "no confidence" in the Miss America Organization's board of trustees. It cited a lack of transparency and adherence to best practices. "As dedicated members of our state and local communities who lend our reputations, financial support and voluntary efforts to facilitate (the Miss America organization’s) long and powerful mission of empowering women to stand up and speak out, we find ourselves needing to use our own voices of leadership to express our profound disappointment regarding what, in our view, is the failed leadership of the entire MAO Board of Trustees," the petition said.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Ant-Man and the Wasp - $76 million
2. Incredibles 2 - $29 million
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - $28.5 million
4. The First Purge - $17.1 million
5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado - $7.3 million
6. Uncle Drew - $6.6 million
7. Ocean’s 8 - $5.2 million
8. Tag - $3.1 million
9. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? - $2.5 million
10. Deadpool 2 - $1.6 million
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith aren’t just husband and wife – they are “life partners.” “We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life,” the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum said during a recent interview on TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast. “There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do — ever. Nothing that would break our relationship,” he continued. “She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”
Kaley Cuoco and new husband Karl Cook are having a very memorable honeymoon — but not in the way you might expect. Cuoco’s post-nuptial days are being spent on bedrest due to shoulder surgery. The actress shared several post-op photos with fans, including a selfie next to her husband. “When your ‘honeymoon’ is shoulder surgery and your husband looks just as happy lol on the road to recovery — thank you for all the love and support!” she wrote. She also encouraged followers to check out his page for updates, adding, “Knowing @mrtankcook I’m sure he will be posting tons of hilarious gems. Thank God my hair color is on point (@clarissaanya).” It’s unclear if the surgery was previously planned or due to a post-wedding accident.