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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WEIRD NEWS

People Hating the New Snapchat

Snapchat released a new update last week which it totally changed the look of the popular messaging app - and apparently everyone hates it. One user said, "It's "worse than the f---ing Black Plague," on a Change.org petition aiming to revert the app to its previous version, signed a whopping 725,000 times, and rapidly counting, as of this broadcast. The petition claims the "annoying" update - which sees Chat and Stories feeds combined into a new Friends feed - makes the app "more difficult" to use and "defeats the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years." But a Snap rep said, "Updates as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in." (Guardian)

Cheddar Markle

Paul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan's Wisconsin House seat, but he won't have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a "fringe challenger" who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in a move he called "the epitome of interfering with a federal election" and a "brazen [act] of censorship," and an attempt to "suppress right-wing political speech." He's also demanding a Congressional investigation. So what right-wing political speech was he trying to convey? He tweeted an image of Prince Harry alongside fiancée Meghan Markle, whose face was replaced with that of Cheddar Man, the 10,000-year-old Brit whose DNA recently revealed he had "dark to black skin." Nehlen's caption: "Honey does this tie make my face look pale?" Nehlen has a history of anti-Semitic and inflammatory tweets and has bemoaned the Cheddar Man study as a way of "disappearing whites or dispossessing whites of their homelands." (Washington Post)

Maybe This is Not the Year for a Hawaiian Vacation

Bad news for the Aloha State. It seems Hawaii, the place many call paradise, has about 88,000 cesspools filled with untreated human waste, and the seeping sewage is posing a genuine threat to beaches, coral reefs, and drinking water! Specifically, health authorities are worried about rising nitrate levels in groundwater, which are approaching or already exceeding the legal limit in parts of the state. So why the cesspools? Much of Hawaii is mountainous, making it difficult and expensive to lay sewer lines. As a result, many homes have long pumped their sewage into cesspools, a solution becoming increasingly troublesome as the population grows. The state has outlawed the creation of new cesspools, but replacing those already in existence would cost an estimated $1.75 billion. Lawmakers are reaching out to engineers for help. (Wall Street Journal)

Ultimate Beauty?

A shocking new report that won't make ladies happy says makeup giant Ulta repackaged returned cosmetics and placed the items back on store shelves! A lawsuit filed last week says: "Every customer who has purchased cosmetics at Ulta since this practice began was put at risk of unwittingly purchasing used, unsanitary cosmetics." Kimberley Laura Smith-Brown of Los Angeles alleges she stocked up on dozens of items from Ulta's Sherman Oaks location over the past six months or so - and then saw whispers on social media that her stash may not have been as pristine as she thought. A Twitter user who said she was an ex-Ulta employee claimed that when she worked there, her manager would instruct employees to clean returned items with cotton swabs and alcohol, seal them back up, then slip them back on the shelves. Other supposed Ulta employees both refuted and supported her claims. A second lawsuit was filed last week in Illinois' Cook County Circuit Court, with plaintiff Meghan DeVries alleging Ulta managers are given a "quota" of how many returned items can be listed as "damaged," per a release. The lawyer in that class action says used cosmetics can contain harmful bacteria like E. coli and even the herpes simplex virus. (Los Angeles Times)

The Spinal Fluid Gang

Time was when street gangs just sold drugs. In Pakistan, police have arrested four people accused of stealing spinal fluid from women, and then trying to sell it on the black market. The suspects told women they had to provide blood samples to qualify for financial assistance from the Punjab government, but extracted spinal fluid instead. The gang is thought to have stolen spinal fluid from over 12 women, including a teenager. The authorities became aware of the scheme after a man noticed that his 17-year-old daughter felt weak after the procedure. One member "went around posing as an employee of the District Headquarters Hospital, telling his victims they would need to provide blood samples in order to qualify for the Punjab government's dowry fund". Pakistan made the sale of human organs illegal in 2010, but experts say the country is still a hot spot for organ trafficking. (BBC)

Women Not Liking Trump So Much

President Donald Trump's approval rating among women has fallen to 29 percent, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC poll. In particular, the president's approval rating among white women, who voted for him in droves, has fallen considerably. Additionally, 22 percent of white women without college degrees (the subgroup with whom Trump performed best) said Trump's actions "have mainly hurt them and their family." The president's decline appears to coincide with his unsuccessful effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which, as the foremost example of Barack Obama's legacy, has continued to irritate much of his devoted Republican base. Nor has Trump fared too well on the economy, despite his repeated reassurances in recent weeks that the rising of the stock market is indicative of the economy's overall health. And 65 percent of these women report that they don't believe Trump is the "stable genius" he claims to be. (Second Nexus)

What the What?

Happy Valentine's Day - and if you happen to be flying into McCarran airport in Las Vegas, be sure to get a marriage license why you wait for your bags. The Clark County Marriage License Bureau has set up a temporary kiosk in the baggage terminal for would-be husbands and wives to obtain their marriage certificate. Clark County is the wedding capitol of the world, issuing the most marriage licenses throughout the year in the U.S. -- amounting to almost 80,000 a year on average. Roses are attached to marriage license applications waiting to be filled out - and it only costs you $77. Fox News did witness one couple signing up for their license. Christie Estrada and Hector Castaneda from Bishop, Texas came across the outpost as they were retrieving their luggage. Castaneda said, "We were just walking, we were going to get a taxi and we saw the sign. It saved us a lot of time so we can go gamble." (FOX News)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 66% of men keep their baseball glove from their childhood. 
  • You will have owned about 25 pairs of sunglasses by the time you turn 35. 
  • A recent survey found that women should stop wearing high heels at age 51. 
  • 4% of people would rather give up showering for a month than lose their Wi-Fi. 
  • 27% of men wash their car at least once a week. 
  • 19% of people claim to fake talking on the phone to avoid having to talk to someone.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • They're saying zombie-bots will be on the lookout for singles on Valentine's Day. Be careful what you click on. 
  • Omarosa said on "Celebrity Big Brother" that Vice President Mike Pence tells Jesus tells him to say things. 
  • Singer Vic Damone, a crooner who found fame in the 1940s and 1950s, has died at age 89. Damone, known for hits like "I Have But One Heart" and "You Do," died in Miami Beach, FL, on Sunday 
  • Amazon is doing some layoffs. CNN is bracing for layoffs of their own. 
  • Despite negative reviews, Justin Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" has hit the number one spot on Billboard album sales. 
  • Remington, the gun maker, is planning to file for bankruptcy. 
  • Country singer Daryle Singletary has died suddenly. He was 46. 
  • An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies. Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August of 2016. 
  • New energy research announced by Parks Associates reveals 56% of U.S. broadband households believe it is very important to have an energy-efficient home but only 9% think their home is very energy efficient. 
  • Researchers in Japan say they've developed a flu treatment that gets rid of symptoms in 24 hours. More to come. 
  • The CEO of the New York Times predicts that print newspapers will be dead within the next 10 years. 
  • The drought alarms are back on for California. 
  • An elementary school in Philadelphia has an interesting experiment going-they're paying kids not to fight. If they graduate without getting into any physical altercations while in school, they walk away with a $100 bill. 
  • A member of the Russian curling team, Anastasia Bryzgalova, is getting lots of Internet attention for looking like a 21-year-old Angelina Jolie. 
  • The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club show is now history. It took place Monday and Tuesday. 

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1788, the American Ship Ranger arrived in France, the first ship to bear the brand-new flag of the United States of America. Out of habit, France surrendered.

In 1848, President Polk became the first U.S. president to be photographed while in office.
  • After taking the family photo, photographer Matthew Brady uttered those immortal words, "That's all, Polks!" 
  • It was for the annual White House swimsuit issue. 
  • Ironically, while he was being photographed in-office, he had on his out-of-office. 
  • You've heard of the first lady, etc. This was the first selfie. 

On this date in 1876, inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both applied separately for patents for the telephone.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court eventually ruled Bell the rightful inventor. Yes, we were that close to Ma Gray. 
  • Makes you wonder if Elisha last name was Dialtone or something, if he might have won. 
  • "Ma Gray" just didn't have a ring to it. 

In 1886 the very first trainload of oranges left Los Angeles, bound for eastern U.S. It wasn't until 30 years later that the east returned the favor, when the first train full of lemons left Detroit.

On this date in 1918, Leon Douglas displayed his color movie device. Ironically, the guy in the row behind him, talked the entire time. He also was famous for inventing the $4 bag of popcorn.

In 1957, Georgia outlawed interracial athletic competitions. Seriously. It really wasn't that long ago.

In 1962, First Lady Jackie Kennedy took the nation on a tour of the White House. You figure at 50 cents each, she made quite a bit of money that day. It was on this date in 1966, that Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA scoring record of 20,884 over 7 seasons. I'll bet you thought we were talking about points.

On this date in 1971, President Richard Nixon installed secret recording devices in the White House. Eventually, one of his staff became a "singer"... and testified against him.

Elton John married a woman in Sydney, Australia, in 1984. Her name was Renate Blauel and the marriage lasted just under five years. Wonder why they broke up?



TODAY IS

Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Life with you is great, it seems, I love you more than pork and beans. 
  • It's Valentine's Day, ironically, with the initials V.D. 
  • Just making sure I'm getting this right: Cupid is a guy wearing a diaper that shoots arrows into people... and that's supposed to be romantic? 

Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 is 46. Or, is it Tom Roberts of Matchbox 20 is 46? One of those.

Ice-T turns the big 6-0 today. Way past the pull date.
  • Would you like lemon with that birthday? 
  • Hey, there's no crime in rhymin'. 
  • Sometimes he's a little strong, but only because he's brewed that way. 
  • At what point does he stop using his rapper name and go by the name he was born with: Percy Wimpynerd? Yeah, probably never. 

Teller of Penn & Teller, turns 70 today. Is he the quiet one or the noisy one?

Valentine's Day -- a day that celebrates the feast of two Christian martyrs of this name. Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the two Valentines. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the widely observed unofficial holidays. Want more?
  • The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day. 
  • Historians claim that the first valentine was a poem sent in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London at the time. In the U.S., Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first Valentine's Day cards. Commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800's and now the date is very commercialized. 
  • In the Middle Ages, one Valentine's Day custom was for young men and women to draw names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would then wear these names on their sleeves for one week. This is where we got the phrase "To wear your heart on your sleeve" Bubba. 
  • In the U.S., 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine's Day with their sweethearts. It's all at the last minute. Kind of like we just did at Christmas. 
  • Second only to Christmas, Valentine's Day brings out the card-giver in people, with an average of over 1 billion cards purchased every year. 
  • The Chocolate Manufacturers Association of America says that 36 million boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day. According to Hershey's Chocolate Company, Valentine's Day ranks fourth in sales behind Halloween, Christmas, and Easter. 
  • American men usually spend about twice what their wives or girlfriends will spend on them for Valentine's Day-but the women's gifts, while cheaper; tend to be a lot more thoughtful. Guys just buy what ever they see at the Walgreen's checkout counter. 

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Just A Gigolo" by Ted Lewis is #1 on the U.S. charts.

In 1961 "Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk is certified gold.

In 1965 The Dave Clark Five performs on CBS-TV's the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel receive their first gold record for "Sounds Of Silence."

In 1967 Aretha Franklin records "Respect" at the Atlantic Studios.

In 1970 The Who record the "Live At Leeds" album at a concert at Leeds University in Yorkshire, England.

In 1970 "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" by Sly & Family Stone hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1971 Albert Grossman, Janis Joplin's manager, goes to court to prove her death was not a suicide to collect a $200,000 life insurance policy.

In 1972 "Grease" begins its 10-year Broadway theatrical run.

In 1972 John Lennon & Yoko Ono host "The Mike Douglas Show" while Douglas was on vacation.

In 1973 David Bowie collapses from exhaustion at the end of his Valentine's Day Show at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

In 1974 The Captain & Tennille get married in Virginia City, Nevada.

In 1974 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks is certified gold.

In 1976 Al Jarreau is the musical guest on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1976 "Right Back To Where We Started From" by Maxine Nightengale and "Boogie Fever" by the Sylvers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Janis Ian gets 461 Valentine's cards after singing she'd never received any in "At Seventeen."

In 1977 The B-52's make their performing debut at an Athens, GA, party.

In 1977 Abba finishes up their first British tour with at London's Royal Albert Hall.

In 1978 Dire Straits begin recording their first album in London.

In 1980 Lou Reed marries Sylvia Morales in New York.

In 1980 "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson is certified gold.

In 1981 Singer Billy Idol goes solo when Generation X breaks up.

In 1981 "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" by Sheena Easton, "Just The Two Of Us" by Grover Washington Jr., and "Being With You" by Smokey Robinson all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 Stray Cat's Brian Setzer marries Deanna Morgan.

In 1984 Elton John marries studio engineer Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia. (The marriage lasts less than 5 years.)

In 1986 Frank Zappa appears on the NBC-TV's "Miami Vice" as a crime boss named "Mr. Frankie."

In 1987 "Lean On Me" by Club Nouveau enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1988 Kathy Mattea weds songwriter Jon Vezner.

In 1988 Broadway composer Frederick Loewe, who wrote the music for "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot," dies at age 86.

In 1989 R.E.M.'s album "Green" is certified platinum and Living Colour's album "Vivid" goes gold.

In 1990 James Brown is cleared for a work release program by South Carolina corrections officials.

In 1990 The Rolling Stones' first ever tour of Japan begins with 10 sold out shows at Tokyo's Korakuen Dome.

In 1991 The first all-female rap concert takes place in Los Angeles with Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo, Monie Love and M.C. Lyle.

In 1991 Mick Jagger flys to Atlanta to begin filming "Freejack," starring Emilio Estevez and Rene Russo.

In 1991 Pam Tillis and guitarist Bob DiPiero are married.

In 1992 Mariah Carey's album "Emotions" goes triple platinum.

In 1993 Harry Nilsson suffers a heart attack. (He would die from heart disease the following January.)

In 1994 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia marries filmmaker Deborah Koons.

In 1996 Prince marries backup singer/dancer Mayte Garcia.

In 1997 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits weds Kitty Aldridge.

In 1997 Country singer Ty England and wife Shanna have their third child, daughter Levi Wyatt.

In 1997 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" is certified platinum for the fifteenth time.

In 1998 Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is honored as "Entertainer of the Year" at the 29th NAACP Image Awards.

In 1998 Country singer Hal Ketchum and makeup artist Gina Pacconi are married in Austin.

In 1998 Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy. It was her first club performance in more than 10 years.

In 1998 "Nice & Slow" by Usher is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 2000 AC/DC's album "Stiff Upper Lip" is released.

In 2001 Prince launches the NPG Music Club, a subscription service for online access to his songs and videos as well as VIP passes to Prince concerts and after-show parties.

In 2010 Doug Fieger, leader of The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," dies from cancer. He was 57.

Today In History...

In 1778 The American ship Ranger carries the recently adopted Stars and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France.

In 1848 President Polk is the first U.S. President to be photographed while

in office as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York.

In 1859 Oregon becomes the 33rd U.S. state.

In 1876 Inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray apply separately for patents related to the telephone. (The U.S. Supreme Court eventually ruled Bell the rightful inventor.)

In 1895 Oscar Wilde's final and possibly most enduring play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opens at the St. James's Theatre in London.

In 1903 The U.S. Department of Commerce And Labor is establised.

In 1912 Arizona becomes the 48th U.S. state.

In 1918 Leon Forrest Douglass displays his color-movie device.

In 1920 The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago.

In 1929 Seven rivals of Al Capone's gang are gunned down in a Chicago garage in what becomes known as the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."

In 1941 "Reflections in a Golden Eye" by Carson McCullers is first published.

In 1945 Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador join the United Nations.

In 1954 Senator John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press."

In 1955 Jewish couples are forbidden to adopt a Catholic baby, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to get involved.

In 1957 Georgia outlaws interracial athletic contests.

In 1962 First lady, Jackie Kennedy takes millions on a televised tour of the White House.

In 1966 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA scoring record of 20,884 over 7 seasons.

In 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson orders the CIA to stop covert activities on American college campuses.

In 1971 President Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House.

In 1972 The film "Cabaret" opens in theaters.

In 1979 Adolph Dubs, American ambassador to Afghanistan, is assassinated.

In 1984 6-year-old Stormie Jones becomes the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. (She lived until November, 1990.)

In 1984 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean of Britain win the gold metal in ice dancing at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

In 1985 Conservative Jews approve women as rabbis.

In 1985 CNN reporter Jeremy Levin, being held hostage by Moslem extremists in Lebanon, is released.

In 1989 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini puts a $1 million bounty on Salman Rushdie's head calling his book "The Satanic Verses" blasphemous.

In 1989 India agrees to drop all prosecutions for the 3500-death Bhopal poison tragedy in return for Union Carbide's paying $470 million.

In 1990 94 people are killed when an Indian Airlines passenger jet crashes while landing at a southern Indian airport.

In 1991 Two San Francisco men became the first couple to register as "domestic partners" under a new city ordinance.

In 1991 The Academy Award-winning film "Silence of the Lambs" premieres.

In 1992 American speed skater Bonnie Blair wins her second gold medal of the Albertville Olympics, in the 1,000-meters event.

In 1992 The former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Moldova and Azerbaijan reject a proposal for a unified army.

In 1993 Two-year-old James Bulger is found beaten to death along a stretch of railroad track in Liverpool, England. Two boys, aged 10, were later convicted of the slaying.

In 1994 At the Winter Olympics in Norway, speed skater Dan Jansen slips and falls during the 500 meters race.

In 1995 A federal judge rejects the Justice Department's proposed antitrust settlement with Microsoft Corp. He is later overruled.

In 1996 Texas Senator Phil Gramm bowed out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

In 1998 Russia's Ilya Kulik wins the men's figure skating gold medal at the Nagano Olympics.

In 1999 President Clinton, accompanied by first lady Hillary, begins a visit to Mexico.

In 1999 John D. Ehrlichman, President Nixon's domestic affairs adviser imprisoned for his role in the Watergate cover-up that ultimately led to Nixon's resignation, dies in Atlanta at age 73.

In 2000 Three tornadoes move across rural southwest Georgia, killing 20.

In 2000 Two sophomores at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO, are found shot to death in a fast-food restaurant two blocks from the school, which was still reeling from the April 1999 massacre.

In 2001 A Palestinian crashes a bus into Israeli soldiers and civilians standing at a bus stop in Azur, Israel, killing eight. (The driver, Khalil Abu Olbeh, was later sentenced to eight life terms.)

In 2003 "Dolly" the cloned sheep is put to death after premature aging and disease marred her short existence and raised questions about the practicality of copying life.

In 2018 St. Valentine's Day.

Born On This Day...

In 1760 Richard Allen, first black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church

In 1817 Publisher/author, Frederick A. Douglass

In 1856 English writer, Frank Harris (My Life & Loves)

In 1859 Engineer, George Washington Ferris (invented Ferris Wheel)

In 1894 Comedian, Jack Benny (Jack Benny Show) [d: 12-26-74]

In 1901 Actress, Sylvia Truex (Mrs. Wilson-Dennis The Menace) [d: 7-31-98]

In 1902 Actor, Stuart Erwin (Stu Erwin Show) [d: 12-21-67]

In 1902 Country singer/actor, Fred Scott [d: 12-16-91]

In 1905 Actress, Thelma Ritter (Miracle on 34th Street) [d: 2-4-69]

In 1907 Cowboy actor, Ray "Crash" Corrigan [d: 8-10-76]

In 1913 Sportscaster, Mel Allen (voice of the Yankees) [d: 6-16-96]

In 1913 College football coach, "Woody" Hayes (Ohio State) [d: 3-12-87]

In 1913 Teamsters leader, Jimmy Hoffa [d: 7-30-75]

In 1916 Actor, Edward Platt (The Chief-Get Smart, Cape Fear) [d: 3-20-74]

In 1921 Broadcast journalist, Hugh Downs (Today Show, 20/20) (97)

In 1922 Disc Jockey, Murray "The K" Kaufman ("The 5th Beatle") [d: 2-21-82]

In 1927 Actress, Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny-James Bond movies) [d: 9-29-07]

In 1931 Singer, Phyllis McGuire (McGuire Sisters) (87)

In 1932 Actor, Vic Morrow (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone Movie) [d: 7-23-82]

In 1934 Actress, Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch, Dave's World) [d: 11-24-16]

In 1935 Golfer, Mickey Wright (4-time U.S. Open and LPGA winner) (83)

In 1936 Actor, Andrew Prine (The Miracle Worker, Centerfold Girls) (82)

In 1938 Actor, Lee Chamberlain (Viper, Beat Street, Roots: TNG) [d: 5-24-14]

In 1939 Country singer, Razzy Bailey (79)

In 1941 Senator, Paul Tsongas (Massachusetts 1979-85) [d: 1-18-97]

In 1942 Actor, Andrew Robinson (Hellraiser, Dirty Harry, Cobra) (76)

In 1944 Invesigative reporter, Carl Bernstein (Watergate) (74)

In 1945 Guitarist/actor, Vic Briggs (Animals/Louis-Hope & Gloria) (73)

In 1946 Actress, Tina Aumont (Texas Across The River, Partner) [d: 10-28-06]

In 1946 Actor/dancer, Gregory Hines (White Nights, Cotton Club) [d:8-09-03]

In 1946 Guitarist/keyboardist, Doug Simril (Steve Miller Band) (72)

In 1947 Country/folk singer, Tim Buckley [d: 6-29-75]

In 1947 First Vietnamese space traveler, Pham Tuan (Soyuz 37) (71)

In 1948 TV host, Pat O' Brien (CNN, Access Hollywood) (70)

In 1948 Magician/illusionist, Teller (Penn & Teller) (70)

In 1950 Guitarist, Roger Fisher (Heart) (68)

In 1956 Baseball player, Dave Dravecky (Padres, Giants) (62)

In 1956 U.S. boxer, Howard Edward Davis Jr. (Olympic-Silver-1976) (62)

In 1957 Actor, Ken Wahl (Vinnie Terranova-Wise Guy, Wanderers) (61)

In 1958 Rapper/actor, Ice-T (New Jack City, Law & Order: SVU) (60)

In 1958 Actor, Perry Stephens (Loving, Bold & Beautiful) [d: 9-8-05]

In 1960 Football Hall-of-Famer, Jim Kelly (Bills) (58)

In 1960 Actress, Meg Tilly (The Big Chill, Agnes of God, Carmilla) (58)

In 1963 Actor, Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me, Flashpoint) (55)

In 1963 Singer, D'Wayne Wiggins (Tony Toni Tone) (55)

In 1964 Actor, Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer-Gremlins, Gremlins II) (54)

In 1966 Bassist, Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) (52)

In 1967 Tennis player, Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (51)

In 1969 Model, Shana Zadrick (49)

In 1970 Actress, Helen Baxendale (Friends, Cold Feet, Cardiac Arrest) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Simon Pegg (Scotty-Star Trek, The World's End) (48)

In 1972 Bassist, Kevin Baldes (Lit) (46)

In 1972 Singer, Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) (46)

In 1976 Actress, Erica Leerhsen (The Guardian, Blair Witch 2) (42)

In 1977 Singer, Nathan Osmond (The Osmond Boys) (41)

In 1978 Actress, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) (40)

In 1981 Actress, Erin Torpey (Jessica-One Life To Live) (37)

In 1985 Drummer, Valentino Arteaga (Of Mice and Men) (33)

In 1985 Actor, Jacob Parker (Will Newton-Evening Shade) (33)

In 1986 Actress, Tiffany Thornton (Sonny with a Chance, So Random!) (32)

In 1987 Rapper, Justina Valentine ("Candy Land") (31)

In 1990 Football player, Alshon Jeffery (Bears, Eagles, Patriots) (28)

In 1990 Actress, Emily Mae Young (Step by Step, Undercover Angel) (28)

In 1992 Actor, Freddie Highmore (Neverland, The Good Doctor) (26)

In 1993 Singer/actor, Shane Harper (Good Luck Charlie) (25)

In 1993 Actor, Alberto Rosende (Shadowhunters) (25)

In 1994 Actor, Paul Butcher (Zoey 101) (24)

In 1995 Actor, Dallas Hart (Greenhouse Academy) (23)

In 1997 Actress, Madison Iseman (Mahomie Madness, Modern Family) (21)

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Meghan Markle Reveals Her Bachelorette Party Is Already 'Sorted': 'It Will Be Fun'. With just three months to go before the big day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding planning is in full swing. Up next? The royal bachelor and bachelorette parties! During the couple's first joint visit to Scotland on Tuesday, Meghan was asked about her upcoming bachelorette bash. And while she doesn't know all the details her friends have planned for her, it "is sorted," she told a crowd of eager well-wishers in Edinburgh. "We asked them what they were doing for their stag and hen dos," Tom Martin, 30, who is visiting the Scottish city from London, tells PEOPLE. "Meghan said, 'I'm not sure -- it's sorted but it will be fun.' " As for Harry, he said he's also being kept in the dark on specific plans. "I'm sure William's got something up his sleeve," Martin said. Meghan then had an impromptu mini bachelorette party moment as she traded compliments with some of the women in the crowd. "Wow, look at your nails, that's pretty fantastic!" Meghan told one young woman who reached out her hand to greet the royal bride-to-be, flashing impressive long, pink nails. The woman excitedly replied: "They're very Valentine'sy." Meghan then said: "Very Valentine's-y!" Another woman complemented Meghan on her coat and another said they loved her handbag. "Thank you, oh my gosh, thank you!" Meghan told them. (People)

Jessica Alba is back in the gym six weeks after giving birth to newborn son Hayes. The actress and entrepreneur, 36, shared a photo of herself, red-faced and sweating, next to her trainer Aaron Hines, at Cycle House in Los Angeles on Monday. "Got back in the ?? saddle ?? ish was hard. #6weekspostpartum thx @aaronhines @cyclehousela & @tracydawnhall 4 motivating me," she wrote in the caption. Hines also shared the same photo, writing, "First class back post ???? and she crushed it!! @jessicaalba." The star was active during her pregnancy, often visiting Cycle House in the lead up to her son's birth. Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, welcomed their third child on Dec. 31. The newest member of the family joins Alba and Warren's two daughters: Haven Garner, 6, and Honor Marie, 91/2. Since his birth, Alba has been spending some mother-son bonding time -- specifically binge-watching television. The new mom shared a sweet selfie of her and her baby boy to Instagram at the end of January, explaining that the pair were making their way through Netflix's Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin series Grace and Frankie. "Tuesdays/all the days w my Hayes, #chillin watching @graceandfrankie," Alba wrote in the caption. "I'm on season 4 and I don't want it to end ??" She added the hashtags, "#bingewatching #graceandfrankie #lovethisshow #newbornmom." Warren shared a photo of himself gazing down at his son after his birth with a sweet message that explained that Hayes had arrived a bit early but the family couldn't have been more overjoyed. "Hayes Alba Warren: You sure know how to ring in the new year!" Warren wrote in the caption. "You showed up a few days early but we couldn't be any happier." "Your Mamma is the strongest woman I know ... you're so lucky to have her by your side," he added. "You have two amazing sisters who already adore you and I know you'll be thankful to have them guide the way." (People)

Milo Ventimiglia May Be the Reason Disneyland's Skyway No Longer Exists. Could Milo Ventimiglia be partially to blame for the closure of Disneyland's Skyway? The popular attraction shut down permanently in 1994 after 38 years of operation, due to metal fatigue. But, as the star of This Is Us revealed on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday, his shenanigans may have played a small role in its demise. During his formative years in Orange County, Calif., the 40-year-old told Jimmy Kimmel, "I grew up going to Disneyland all the time." The theme park in Anaheim, Calif., was good for two things, Ventimiglia explained: "It was one of those places that you'd go to and you'd fall in love, but you'd also go and get in real trouble." "When I was 12, I was there for my birthday, and I was allowed to take two friends; I think it was Aaron Steger and Jeremy Rex," he said. "One of them had a good idea while we were on the Skytram, which is this cable that runs over Tomorrowland and connects a bunch of those." "Oh, yeah!" Kimmel said. "It's not there anymore, right?" "It's not there anymore -- probably for this very reason!" Ventimiglia said with a smirk. "We were on the car ahead of my mom and dad and my sisters, and as we were going, one of my friends -- I don't know who it was -- had the great idea to play a game called 'Spit on Someone and Try to Hit Someone.' So, we're spitting over the edge, like, 'Oh, wow! I hit a bald dude!' Twenty feet before you finish, you're all like, 'Oh, they're watching now. Just be cool. Be cool.'" The ride operator asked Ventimiglia and his friends to step aside while he spoke to his parents. After having a word "out of earshot," his dad walked over to Ventimiglia and his birthday was over, he said. "It was done. It was done. We went home. That was it! No spitting at Disneyland." What did the actor learn from the experience? "Um..." he said. "There's cameras everywhere." (Eonline)

Travis Scott's undergoing a metamorphosis, and we don't mean changing diapers -- turns out the arrival of Stormi Webster is having a major effect on Dad's music. Sources connected to the rapper tell TMZ ... Travis has been on cloud nine since his first child's birth. Friends have noticed the normally stoic guy is now laughing a lot, and much calmer than usual. The best part, for fans at least, is we're told Travis' newfound peace is helping him hone his craft. He's been working on a new record, which his inner circle believes will be his best yet -- and our sources say Stormi's getting props for it. Travis has been by Kylie Jenner's side before and after the birth, and we're told the new papa's become way more selective on which gigs he takes. As one source put it ... only serious cash will pry him away from his baby girl. Over the weekend, he was in his hometown of Missouri City, Texas to get a key to the city -- and we're told he spent most of his free time on FaceTime with Kylie and Stormi. He's kinda like a doting sitcom dad now. Think Carl Winslow ... but with skills on the mic. (TMZ)

Justin Bieber is being "a sweet supportive boyfriend" to Selena Gomez after her stint in rehab. The star couple were photographed in Laguna Beach, Calif., over the weekend. Spies tell us they were also together at hot haunt Sunset Tower Hotel days before. A source said they avoided a starry crowd including Chelsea Handler, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ava Phillippe, Zachary Quinto, Jason Sudeikis and Sarah Paulson. "It was [one of] her first nights out in public since rehab. They were seated away from all the action outside by the pool for privacy," a spy told us. "They seemed very sweet together, cozying up and canoodling. He was being very tender and attentive .?.?. a sweet, supportive boyfriend." Another source told us that Gomez frequented the hotel with her ex The Weeknd and it remains her fave: "She stays there a lot .?.?. She's on and off with Justin, but they're back on .?.?. for now." Reps did not comment. (Page Six)

Tiffany Haddish Reveals Beyonce Stepped In When an Actress Got Too Close to JAY-Z. Beyonce, it seems, will protect what is hers -- especially her husband. According to the "Crazy in Love" singer's new friend, Tiffany Haddish, the mother of three was not impressed when an actress got too close to her husband, JAY-Z. In a preview for TV One's UNCENSORED, Haddish went into detail about seeing the moment Beyonce warned a woman away during a party after the rapper's concert. "I was talking to JAY-Z for a little bit," Haddish said. "And there was another actress that was there who was also talking to JAY-Z." "[The actress] touched JAY-Z's chest and Beyonce came walking up like... 'Biitttchhh!' But, she didn't say that," Haddish clarified. "But her demeanor, her body from the way she walked up on them said, 'Get your hands off my man's chest.'" "So then she also started talking to the other actress and some other stuff happened but I'm not gonna say nothin' yet," the comedian said. Haddish did not reveal the name of the actress. The night the alleged encounter took place seems to be the same night the Girls Trip actress took her epic selfie with Beyonce -- and how the singer stopped her from getting into a fight at the after party-seemingly with the same actress. "I'm not at liberty to say what had went down at the party, but Beyonce was just telling me to have a good time, and I was like, 'No, I'm gonna end up fighting this bitch!' She was like, 'No, have fun, Tiffany,' and I said, 'I'm only going to have fun if you take a selfie with me.' She said, 'Okay,' and then she buried her face in my wig," Haddish told Vulture in January. Haddish's smooth move worked and the two took a selfie together, which quickly went viral once the actress posted it on Instagram. But it didn't come without a little constructive criticism from the Grammy winner. "We took the picture and I was like, 'Is my wig slipping?' And she was like, 'Mmm-hmm,'" Haddish said. "But she knew who I was! She came up to me and was like, 'I think you are so funny, Tiffany Haddish.' I was like, 'What? You know me?!' She said, 'I'm Beyonce.' 'I KNOW!'" (People)

The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez Explains Why Her Mom Reported Her "Missing." Bekah Martinez didn't end up with the final rose, but she did end up on a missing person's list. Jimmy Kimmel asked the recently eliminated contestant about her now-famous disappearance on Monday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. For those in Bachelor Nation who aren't quite caught up, a spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office recently told the North Coast Journal that Martinez's mother reported her missing on Nov. 18. According to the spokesperson, the 22-year-old nanny from Fresno, Calif. had gone to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm but hadn't contacted her mother since Nov. 12. Now, Martinez is suggesting the whole thing is a big misunderstanding. "Alright, let me set the record straight," she told Kimmel. "First of all, a lot of people thought I lied to my mother saying that I was on a farm when I was actually on The Bachelor. But no, I had already been eliminated from the show and I just decided to go up to the mountains with some friends for a couple of weeks, and I was there for six or seven days without phone service, which I thought I was going to have phone service and I told my mother that I would." Martinez, who went by Bekah M. on The Bachelor, said that she got this "weird feeling" that she needed to go home immediately on the sixth or seventh day of her trip. So she drove to a place where she got cellular service and called her parents. It was then that she learned her mother had reported her missing just 12 hours before. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office spokesperson told the North Coast Journal a deputy spoke to Martinez on the phone and removed her from the missing person's list. Still, there was one point on which Kimmel wasn't clear. "So you were not on a marijuana farm?" he asked her. "Is that what it was? Was that a marijuana farm that I was on?" Martinez quipped before explaining her friends had a marijuana farm up there. She also clarified that she's "not a weed farmer" and that she's still a nanny in Los Angeles. "Yeah, when you're watching kids you don't want to be known as the weed farmer," Kimmel said. The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. sent Martinez packing after a group date in Tuscany with fellow contestants Kendall and Tia. When Kimmel asked Martinez how she's been feeling since the elimination, she replied, "You know, I'm hanging in there. It was shocking for me, as well. But, I'm picking up the pieces as I go along." Then again, Luyendyk Jr. may not have been the man of her dreams after all. While Martinez told Kimmel she had wanted to go on The Bachelor for years, she admitted she was originally hoping a different man would be handing out the roses. "Well, I was hoping it would be Peter [Kraus], but it ended up being Arie," she said. To see who Luyendyk Jr. ends up picking, watch The Bachelor Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. EST. (Eonline)

Miley Cyrus has an obsessed fan who traveled cross-country -- without invitation -- to see her in person and left some bizarre Facebook posts that forced cops to take him into custody ... TMZ has learned. The guy is from the Milwaukee area, and a couple of weeks ago he wrote several posts referencing taking a trip to see Miley. He claims he knows her address, how best to enter her home and says they'll "finally get together." There's also a creepy thank you to Miley for "getting rid of Liam" ... and some rambling commentary about a "horrific act" he's going to pull off that will be on the news. The posts caught the attention of a concerned citizen, who alerted Milwaukee police. According to law enforcement sources ... Milwaukee PD contacted LAPD and the L.A. Sheriff's Department to give them a heads up, and good thing they did. We're told the guy actually did make his way to Los Angeles -- cops located him on Monday, interviewed him and took him in for psychological evaluation. They can hold him for up to 72 hours. It's unclear if Miley was aware of the apparent danger. We've reached out to her legal team. (TMZ)

Bella Hadid obtains restraining order against alleged stalker. The creep found lurking around stunner Bella Hadid's Manhattan pad now has a restraining order against him, law enforcement sources said. Per the order, accused stalker Brian Perez, who was arrested Feb. 9, can no longer contact the model in person or online. Perez was busted after posting a photo of the bombshell's Tribeca apartment, and sending her creepy messages over social media. "You want me to come? I'm going to come there now," court documents claim the 37-year-old wrote Hadid on Instagram. The Fordham Manor man then perplexingly adds: "Please don't make me come all the way down there." The 21-year-old even saw the man outside her building at one point, the docs say. Perez, who stands charged with aggravated harassment and stalking, was released without bail following his Feb. 9 arraignment. He's due back in court in March. (PageSix)

Jerry Seinfeld's hit show about comedians, coffee and cars wasn't his idea at all ... according to the producer who's now suing. Christian Charles says he pitched a show idea to Jerry in 2002 and claims it's the basis for "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." In his lawsuit, Charles says Jerry turned him down, initially, saying he wasn't interested in doing the show. Charles claims Seinfeld called him back in 2011 and asked about the original concept -- and they went on to shoot a pilot with Jerry in the driver's seat. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Jerry and his team were totally into it, and came up with production budgets and marketing plans. Now the plot twist -- according to the suit, Seinfeld got pissed Charles was claiming ownership interest in the show and wanted to be paid like it. Charles says Jerry ditched him and went on to produce the show without him. He claims Jerry's earning $750k per episode of the Netflix hit, and he wants a "created by" credit and financial compensation. UPDATE: Jerry's attorney, Orin Snyder, said in a statement, "This lawsuit is delusional. Jerry independently created 'Comedians in Cars' and Mr. Charles only concocted this claim after the show became a commercial success. We are confident that this shakedown lawsuit will go nowhere." (TMZ)

Actor Patrick Boll Arrested in Prostitution Sting. Actor Patrick Boll and five other men have been busted in a Florida prostitution sting. Boll, a 53-year-old Broadway actor whose film and television credits include Burn After Reading, Gossip Girl, How to Be Single, Law & Order and Quantico, was arrested in a hotel room and later charged with one count of soliciting for prostitution. Per the police report viewed by E! News, he gave the officer posing as a prostitute $150 in cash "and negotiated to have straight sex." A resident of Weehawken, N.J., Boll was booked in Collier County Feb. 9. Bond was set at $2,000. The men arrested range in age from 29 to 70, including Richard Cecil, a former pastor of The Father's House. One of the other men, Judge Jay Rosman, was also booked for resisting arrest. Boll stars in the touring production of The King & I, which ran from Feb. 6-11 in Naples. The six men allegedly made contact with an undercover officer via text message and made plans to meet at a Naples hotel. The undercover officer, posing as a prostitute, negotiated a price with the men, who were subsequently arrested. "It's just shocking that it happens in our neighborhood and that people who you think are good community members are doing this sort of thing," Cecil's neighbor, Susan Rugle, told local affiliate NBC2 News. Arguing there is "no explanation" for their behavior, Cecil's former neighbor, Lynn Mackey, added, "It's a shock to think all of these prominent men that are in our community...could get together and form this." Boll, who is out on bail, has not commented on his arrest. His next court date is set for March 7. (Eonline)

Nelly is being criminally investigated for sexual assault in England ... TMZ has learned. The incident allegedly went down December 5 after Nelly's performance at Cliffs Pavilion in Essex. The accuser says she went to take a picture with Nelly and she says he placed his arm tightly behind her and asked if she could stay behind to talk to him. They went to his dressing room with her friends and she says he then asked her to come to a room next door. She claims once in the room he dropped his pants and began masturbating in front of her. She also claims he put his hand on her top and tried pulling it off. She says he also tried kissing her as she tried to bolt from the room. The woman says Nelly put his right hand on the back of her head and his left hand on her shoulder, forced her head down, pushing his erect penis into her mouth. She says she ran out of the room as he called her a c***. The woman says she didn't go to cops immediately because she didn't think she'd be believed. Essex police told cops they have begun a sexual assault investigation. The alleged incident occurred 2 months after another woman claimed Nelly raped her on his tour bus. He strongly denied it. We've reached out to Nelly's rep for comment ... so far no word back. UPDATE: Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, tells us, "These allegations arose after Ms. Green amended her suit for money to include a reference to these claims. The fact that the police are investigating these claims is not new information and Nelly welcomes a thorough investigation. Nelly is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous." He adds, "Nelly was accompanied by his girlfriend during this tour and she was at his side throughout. It is important that police investigate every allegation of this nature." (TMZ)

The owners of the famed Los Angeles mansion where "American Horror Story" shot its first season say they got sold a bill of haunted goods, and now they're suing ... a ghost ... so to speak. The Rosenheim mansion hosted Ryan Murphy, Connie Britton, Sarah Paulson and the rest of the cast of 'AHS' when they shot the "Murder House" season back in 2011. Cut to 2014, when Ernst Von Schwarz and Angela Oakenfold purchased the mansion for $3.2 million. In a lawsuit, Von Schwarz and Oakenfold say everyday since they moved in has been a nightmare. They say they had no idea their new mansion was a "macabre tourist attraction" ... visited by hundreds of loyal 'AHS' fans who trespass and even attempt to break in. The couple says the seller never disclosed the mansion's recent past as a TV set, so they feel hoodwinked. Now the twist -- the previous owner is dead. Greta Von Steinbauer passed away in 2017, so Von Schwarz and Oakenfold are suing her estate for at least $3 mil. Fun fact: Angela is the ex-wife of famed DJ Paul Oakenfold. (TMZ)

Comedian Marty Allen dead at 95. Marty Allen, the bug-eyed comic who formed one half of the hit comedic duo Allen & Rossi, died Monday night in Las Vegas at age 95. The Associated Press confirmed the news via his spokeswoman Candi Cazau, who said that he died from complications from pneumonia with his performing partner of 30 years and wife Karon Kate Blackwell at his side. Allen was well-known for his catchphrase "hello dere." His career began in the 1950s, when he worked as an opening act with partner Mitch DeWood for Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme and Nat King Cole. After their partnership ended, Allen joined up with Steve Rossi to form Allen & Rossi, with whom he found fame. Allen & Rossi produced a number of hit comedy records and appeared 44 times on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including the episode which also constituted the Beatles' debut performance. Allen and Rossi parted ways in 1968, though they would continue to reunite for shows through the '90s. "Everyone remembers those shows with The Beatles, and they were great, but we appeared on all the shows," Allen said in 2014. "There wasn't a talk show on TV that didn't want Allen & Rossi." Allen made hundreds of television appearances in the '70s and '80s in serious roles and daytime television, beginning with a role in "The Big Valley" as Waldo Diefendorfer. He appeared regularly on the game show "Hollywood Squares," as well as other game shows like "Password." After their marriage in 1984, Allen and Blackwell began teaming up to perform a musical comedy act around the country, landing gigs at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, the Southpoint Casino and Palace Station. The couple performed through the new millennium, with sell-out shows in 2015. A veteran of WWII, Allen participated in annual comedy tours of military hospitals under the "Hello Dere" moniker beginning in 1968 and repeated the tour through 1972. "It's unbelievable to be 94 years old," Marty Allen told a New York audience in 2016. "My wife says, 'What do you want for your birthday?' I told her, 'An antique.' So she framed my birth certificate." (PageSix)

Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61. Her husband, actor and playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, says she died on Sunday at her Manhattan home following a long battle with cancer. Maxwell made her Broadway debut as an understudy in the 1989 production of the musical "City of Angels." She received five Tony Award nominations over the course of her career, the first in 2005 for the musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." She also was nominated for her work in "Coram Boy" in 2007, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "The Royal Family," both in 2010, and "Follies" in 2012. Maxwell also appeared on the small screen in episodes of shows including "Law & Order," "All My Children," "Gossip Girl" and "The Good Wife." (Page Six)

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Rob Gronkowski and his family are raging through New England -- hitting up 3 children's hospitals in less than 24 hours ... in a mission to give away a TON of cash!! Rob -- along with his bro Dan and father Gordie -- decided Tuesday would be the day they distributed the $75,000 they raised by raffling off tickets to the Super Bowl. The donation spree started off at Boston Children's Hospital -- where the Gronks played games with the kids and then presented a big, ol $25,000 check!!! Dan tells TMZ Sports the family is en route to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine -- followed by Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island. And yes, each hospital gets a big $25k check -- and some play time with the Gronks! The Gronks raised the money through their Gronk Nation Youth Foundation -- which has a great relationship with all three hospitals. (TMZ)

A letter Malcolm X penned to his mentor and Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad -- seeking marital advice -- is up for sale with a hefty price tag. Malcolm wrote the letter in 1959, turning to his spiritual leader for some marriage counseling. In the correspondence, Malcolm details issues he and his wife, Betty Shabazz, had been trying to sort out for months. He asks Elijah Muhammad to step in, saying ... "I have complete faith in whatever way you wish or may chose (or may not) to take it up with her." We're told the letter was originally obtained by Elijah Muhammad's son, who gave it to his attorney ... who eventually sold it to a collector roughly 20 years ago. It's now being sold through Moments in Time for a cool $75,000. For the record ... Malcolm and Betty remained married until his assassination in 1965. February 21 will mark the 53rd anniversary of his death. (TMZ)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Pet a Pint-Sized Pony on Royal Visit to Scotland. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Edinburgh on Tuesday and were greeted by some very special guests -- including one particularly adorable four-legged friend. Upon arriving at Edinburgh Castle, the royal and his bride stopped to pet the mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland -- a tiny Shetland pony named Corporal Cruachan IV. The little steed made sure to wear his Scottish best to greet the couple. However, he wasn't exactly on his best behavior. At one point, the horse attempted to bite Prince Harry's hand. "Hey!" the prince said pulling back his hand. Cruachan wasn't the only one there to greet the couple. Harry and Meghan also met with Pony Major Mark Wilkinson, as well as with members of the Band of the Royal Marines. Harry took over the role of Captain General of the Royal Marines from Prince Phillip in December. In addition, the couple said hello to a crowd of well-wishers. While visiting the castle, the two witnessed the firing of the One O'clock Gun -- a tradition that dates back to 1861 and was used to set maritime. Both Meghan and Harry made sure to bundle up for the occasion. Meghan wore a long navy and green plaid coat while Harry wore a gray coat over a navy sweater, white shirt and dark pants. This is the couple's first official joint visit to Scotland, and they seem to have a packed itinerary. They'll later head to Social Bite -- a sandwich shop that donates its profits to social causes, including homelessness. Finally, the two will end their visit by attending a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. There, they will celebrate the achievements of the country's youth for Scotland's Year of Young People 2018. (Eonline)

Danielle Herrington Covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2018. Danielle Herrington's modeling career is going swimmingly. The 24-year-old model from Compton, Calif., graces the cover of the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Herrington, who made her debut in the magazine as a rookie last year, saw it for the first time when supermodel Tyra Banks made a surprise visit to the publication's offices. "I can't even believe I'm saying this. I am the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model," says Herrington, who succeeds Kate Upton, a three-time SI Swimsuit cover veteran. "I can't wait for everyone to see it. I'm emotional, but I just want to say thank you to everyone who believed in me. I put in so much work for this and I'm feeling very accomplished, happy and excited." (In years past, cover models were revealed on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!.) Herrington traveled to Harbour Island, Bahamas, for her shoot with Ben Watts, and she wears a hot pink Ola Vida string bikini on the cover. "Last year, Danielle was a rookie, and yet already an exemplary model. She's an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador. All those things separately don't guarantee a cover, though. Danielle was a shy girl, who went from taking her first photos last year to showing up this year a completely different person. All the good things about her seemed to be magnified. She owned every single second of her shoot. She had an enthusiasm and effervescence about her -- I felt like I was meeting her for the first time. Last year she showed up never expecting to be there," magazine editor MJ Day says. "This year she showed up completely claiming her place and status as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model." Herrington is the third black woman to cover the annual issue since the franchise began in 1964. She follows in the footsteps of Banks, who appeared next to Argentine model Valeria Mazza in 1996 and got a solo cover a year later, and Beyonce, who booked a solo cover in 2007. "Two of my role models are Tyra Banks and Beyonce, so the fact that I get to join this incredible group of women as I become the third black model on the cover of SI Swimsuit is a dream come true. I am so excited to be part of this iconic brand that has long given identity and voice to women of all shapes, colors and beliefs," Herington says. "I hope that young girls who look at this cover are inspired to dream as big as I did and work hard to attain all their goals." The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is on sale now. (Eonline)

Aly Raisman Poses Nude for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and Sends a Powerful Message. Aly Raisman posed nude for the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and showcased messages of empowerment across her body. In the photos, the word "survivor" appears across Raisman's chest while the phrases "fierce," "live 4 you" and "every voice matters" are painted across her arms. The 23-year-old Olympian also bares the phrase "abuse is never OK" on the side of her torso and highlights the words "trust yourself" on her leg. Finally, the words "Women do not have to be modest to be respected" run all the way down her side. "Women do not have to be modest to be respected," Raisman told the magazine. "I believe that women (or anyone) should be able to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and happy. Our society puts too much pressure on women and young girls to look 'perfect,' and we have to stop doing that. I'm proud that SI Swim is using women of all shapes and sizes with various backgrounds. Each woman in the issue has her own unique story, and I am honored to be a part of it." The photos come almost a month after Raisman read a powerful victim-impact statement during the sentencing of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in both Eaton County and Ingham County for sexual abuse. He also received 60 years in prison for child pornography charges. Raisman accused Nassar of sexual abuse in November and has continued to be a voice for survivors. During her interview with SI Swimsuit, the three-time gold medalist said she hopes her voice will drive change for future generations. "I take the responsibility [to be a role model] very seriously," she said. "I am proud to be considered a role model, and I hope that by using my voice, I can help create change for future generations. Everyone deserves to feel safe and heard. We must listen to those that speak up and offer our help." The photos are part of SI Swimsuit's "In Her Own Words" project. According to the magazine, the initiative was created "to deliver a message of empowerment, beauty, confidence and self-acceptance." Sailor Brinkley Cook and Paulina Porizkova also posed nude for the project, and all of the models chose which words were featured on their body. While Raisman said she was "a little nervous" about the shoot in the beginning, she said the all-female crew, her family and her friends were supportive. This is the second time Raisman has appeared in the SI Swimsuit issue. She also posed in last year's edition along with her fellow gymnast Simone Biles. However, Raisman said this year's appearance is different. "This year has an extra special meaning to me," she said, "because it's such an incredible time for women and everyone should feel as though they can express themselves however they want." To read Raisman's full interview, visit SI.com/Swimsuit or check out the issue on newsstands now. (Eonline)

A lucky pooch and its owner escaped near disaster thanks to a quick-thinking civilian and an LAX bike cop, who saved the dog after it'd been pulled into an escalator. A woman and her dog were headed up the airport escalator last week when the dog -- dressed in a tracksuit -- got it's paw caught in the landing grate. Lucky for the woman, a man standing nearby acted quickly to hit the emergency shut off ... and moments later LAX cops were on the scene to unscrew the grate's teeth and free the pup -- with all 4 paws still intact! And they say only cats have 9 lives ... (TMZ)

O.J. Simpson was spotted stocking up on supplies at a Las Vegas Costco on Sunday morning. Dressed in jeans, a blue polo shirt and a blue zip-up sweatshirt, Simpson bought laundry detergent and coffee during his solo shopping trip. "People definitely recognized him but did not make it awkward," one shopper told Page Six. "It was as if he was a normal person, an everyday guy shopping at Costco." Simpson -- who we're told "comes in all the time" -- was also seen "chatting and laughing with the checkout lady." The 70-year-old has been living in Vegas following his October release from a Nevada prison, where he served a nine-year stint for armed robbery. Just a month after his release, Simpson got permanently banned from the swanky Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel after the property claimed he became drunk and unruly. Simpson, who denies the Cosmopolitan's account of the night, reportedly plans to file a $100 million lawsuit against the hotel for allegedly painting him in a "false light" when he was "merely having dinner with friends on the evening in question." (Page Six)

Ric Flair has some WWE matchmaking advice for Vince McMahon -- set Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair, ASAP!! Ric's daughter is the current "SmackDown" Women's Champion -- and Ric tells TMZ Sports he knows his daughter wants a shot at the newest star on the roster. Charlotte has previously told TMZ Sports when it comes to Rousey -- "She knows where to find me." The good news for Rousey ... Ric and his pal Hulk Hogan are big fans. They love the fact she's a TRUE wrestling fan and were impressed with her tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper. Speaking of legends ... we also asked Hulk and Ric to name the 4 people who belong on the Mount. Spoiler alert: here are some names that DIDN'T make the cut: The Rock, Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Undertaker, John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Sting. Discuss ... (TMZ)

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You'll Never Guess When the 2018 American Music Awards Are Airing. Mark your calendars music lovers for one special show! ABC and dick clark productions announced Tuesday morning that the 2018 American Music Awards has an official air date. And unlike past years, music fans don't need to clear their Sundays. The world's largest fan-voted awards show will broadcast live on Tuesday, October 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST. While it's too early to share the nominees as well as who is performing, past years have shown that the biggest names in all genres of music make this a must-see event. Just last year, Selena Gomez delivered her first performance since her kidney transplant by performing "Wolves" with Marshmello. Christina Aguilera also took to the stage 25 years after the late Whitney Houston appeared in The Bodyguard. Her tribute included a medley of hits including "I Will Always Love You," "I Have Nothing," "Run to You" and "I'm Every Woman." BTS and Diana Ross also provided some jaw-dropping moments for viewers watching at home. And for those wondering who could be the biggest winners at this year's show, we have a guide as to how the nominees are chosen. Nominations are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. May the best bands, singers and musicians win! (Eonline)

Inside "Mi Mala" Remix's Music Video with Becky G, Mau y Ricky, Karol G, Leslie Grace and Lali. All this girl power in one song? Yes, and it's epic! Mau y Ricky, Karol G's "Mi Mala" which paints a picture of what a non-exclusive relationship is like, was already a huge hit, but they wanted to take it up a notch. They also wanted to do something that hadn't really been done recently in Latin music. They enlisted the voices of powerhouses like Leslie Grace, Becky G, and Lali. "Mi Mala" Remix is exactly what they aimed for, it's infectious and you'll find yourself leaving it on repeat. "I think we killed it. Y'all gotta be ready to see some baddies in this video," Becky G says to E! News while on the set. "We rocked the mala, for sure." The "Mayores" singer has previously worked with Grace for "Dganle" in October. "It's a beautiful thing to have four wonderful women in one video, and some of us have worked together in the past. Me and BG back on set together so this is great," Grace says to E! News. "But Lali and Karol are some women that have done some amazing things in the industry. So we're coming together all four of us with these bad boys to do incredible things." The Montaner brothers were elated to be able to share the music video with these singers, who are also their friends out of the music studio. "I hope you guys love it, it's really a lot of fun, it's a blessing to work with all of these beautiful ladies," Ricky Montaner says. While his brother Mau Montaner adds, "You guys need to watch the video because you're going to find that this has probably never been done before in the Latin market." "We're making history, baby!" says Becky. (Eonline)

Camila Cabello Drops Mysterious New Teaser for 'Never Be The Same' Video. Camila Cabello's "Never Be The Same" is about to get the video treatment for the second time. The singer recently took to social media to tease a new black and white video for the third single off of her self-titled debut album, posting a fifteen second clip of what's to come. Though this may technically become the official music video, the Cuban-American songstress had originally released homemade visuals for the song in late December, as a New Year's gift to fans. The original video was a compilation of home videos of the singer growing up, paired with fans lip syncing to the song. As for when the new video will arrive, Cabello has given no concrete indication, but as Valentine's Day rounds the corner, maybe she'll give fans another holiday-themed gift in video format. Until then, fans can hold themselves over with the news of her upcoming performance at the UK Isle of Wight festival in June. (Billboard)

Metallica's James Hetfield Will Play a Cop in Zac Efron Ted Bundy Biopic. Last year, news of an unlikely film project surfaced: Zac Efron had signed onto star in a new biopic about notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, from a Black List-ed script. Details of the movie, titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, trickled out over time, including news of its definitively strange cast featuring, among many others, John Malkovich, Haley Joel Osment, Lily Collins (Phil Collins' daughter) and Jim Parsons (yes, the Big Bang Theory one). Now, there is news of a new addition to the roster of the movie being filmed in Cincinnati, Ohio. Deadline reports that Metallica frontman James Hetfield has signed on to play Bob Hayward, the Utah highway patrolman who first arrested Bundy in 1975. This is Hetfield's first portrayal of a fictional character in a film. The casting is not as unprecedented as it might seem: Berlinger, who is normally a documentarian, is a friend of Hetfield's who co-directed the acclaimed 2004 documentary about Metallica, Some Kind of Monster, and wrote a book about his time with the band called Metallica: This Monster Lives. Of the choice to cast Hetfield, Berlinger told Deadline: "Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of Metallica, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up. It seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be in the movie, I was thrilled." No release date for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has been confirmed yet. (Billboard)

Jack White Says 'Rock & Roll Needs An Injection Of Some New Young Blood'. "Just seen the Coachella line up," One Direction's Louis Tomlinson tweeted after the fest announced this year's acts. "Where the f--- are all the bands !?" Let's let Jack White, contemporary torchbearer of good ol' fashioned rock 'n' roll music, field that one. During an appearance on KROQ's The Kevin & Bean Show today to promote his upcoming album Boarding House Reach, as Pitchfork reports, this is what White had to say about the dearth of rock acts on this year's festival lineups: Rock 'n' roll needs an injection of some new young blood to really just knock everybody dead right now. It think it's brewing and brewing and it's about to happen. And I think that it's good. Since rock 'n' roll's inception, every 10, 12 years, there's a breath of fresh air and a new injection of some sort of what you could I guess call "punk attitude" or something like that, a wildness. Things get crazy and then they get crazy for a couple years, and then they kind of get subtle, and then you've gotta wait for the next wave to come through and get people really excited and screaming about it again. We see it at Third Man all the time, a lot of young rock 'n' roll acts, and I can tell in the last couple years it's definitely different than it was five years ago. So I can tell something's about to explode again. (Billboard)

Get ready to feed your country music addiction! iHeartMedia will bring the genre's biggest superstars to the stage for the fifth consecutive year for the 2018 iHeartCountry Festival by AT&T on May 5 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas -- and PEOPLE has the lineup exclusively. The star-studded roster includes Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris, Sugarland, Luke Combs, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi and Brett Young, with more to be announced at a later date. In addition, one of iHeartMedia's nationally syndicated top on-air personalities, Bobby Bones, will return as the official host of the iHeartCountry Festival main stage. Tickets will be available through an exclusive AT&T THANKS Priority Pre-sale beginning Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. CT through March 1 at 10 a.m. CT via the AT&T THANKS app. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 2 at 12 p.m. CT via TexasBoxOffice.com. (People)

Movies

LeBron James is going OLD SCHOOL ... producing a remake of the 1990 classic "House Party" -- and he's tapping Donald Glover's brother to make it happen. LeBron and his producing partner, Maverick Carter, are spearheading the project through their production company, Springhill Entertainment ... with "Atlanta" writers, Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori, doing the screenplay. By the way, did you know there were actually FIVE "House Party" movies -- including the latest installment, "House Party: Tonight's the Night" which was released straight to DVD in 2013. No word if Kid or Play will be involved in the Bron remake -- but c'mon, gotta hook 'em up with a cameo right?! Now watch this dance move that we KNOW you did back in the '90s. (TMZ)

Anna Faris Fall in Love With Her "Fake Husband" in New Overboard Trailer. Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris are about to flip the script on a beloved movie. More than 30 years after Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell first had moviegoers laughing in their seats, MGM is remaking late director Garry Marshall's comedy Overboard. In a new trailer just released, viewers get a taste of the players and surprise twists included in the latest story. For starters, Eugenio is the spoiled playboy who hails from one of Mexico's wealthiest families. But after falling off a yacht, he gets amnesia allowing Anna to swoop in and convince the man he's married to her. What comes next may just be an unlikely love story full of humor, heart and surprises. "The original Overboard was beloved and the only way to bring it back is to reinvent the story in a whole new way," MGM Motion Picture Group President Jonathan Glickman previously shared in a statement. "Anna and Eugenio are two of the most charismatic forces in comedy whose take on the material will modernize the story for a whole new generation of moviegoers." Eva Longoria also stars in the highly anticipated project out April 13. (Eonline)

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence shares a fascinating insight into her complex Red Sparrow character. She's back and more kick-ass than ever... Jennifer Lawrence is back on the big screen this spring with her highly anticipated thriller, Red Sparrow, and if you've watched the trailer you'll know exactly why we're excited for its release. In the action-packed spy flick, JLaw plays ex-Ballerina, Dominika Egorova, who is recruited to 'Sparrow School' - a Russian intelligence service where she is trained to use her body as a weapon. However, things take a dark twist when her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of Russia and the US. In this exclusive clip, Lawrence explains the complexities of her character... "She's forced into a program against her will and trained in espionage," the Oscar-winning actress explains. "She turns the tables, her mind is fascinating." She continues: "She's ten steps ahead of everybody who's trying to use her." The movie, which has been directed by Francis Lawrence, hits cinemas on 1 March. We are counting down the days! (British Glamour)

Wong Kar Wai Named Head of Beijing Film Festival Jury. 'The Grandmaster,' Wong's most recent release, won the festival's top prize in 2014. Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai will head the competition jury of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival, set to run April 15-22 in the Chinese capital. The government-backed event revealed the appointment Monday, promising to announce additional jury members and the full competition lineup in the coming weeks. Typically, an official selection of 15 international films compete for the Tiantan Award, the festival's top prize. Wong won the award with his last release, martial arts drama The Grandmaster (2014), which earned $45 million in China. Wong will next direct Tong Wars, an hour-long period drama series for Amazon. Produced by Paul Attanasio, the series is set in 19th-century San Francisco and tells an immigrant story centered on the clashes between organized-crime families in the city's Chinatown. A popular draw for Hollywood power players looking to cultivate business in the burgeoning Chinese industry, past editions of the Beijing festival have drawn attendance and participation by James Cameron, Kathleen Kennedy, Jim Gianopulos, Luc Besson, Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky and others. (Hollywood Reporter)

The project is working under the codename "143." Deadpool director Tim Miller and Brian Michael Bendis, one of the biggest authors in the comic book world, are teaming for an X-Men spinoff. The duo are developing a project called 143, which will be set in the X-Men universe, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Bendis, who wrote various X-Men comics during his almost 20 years at Marvel, will write the script, while Miller will direct. 143 is a code name for the project which sources say will focus on the character Kitty Pryde, a mutant who can phase through objects. The character was played by Ellen Page in 2006's X Men: The Last Stand and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. The project's code name is a reference to Uncanny X-Men No. 143, one of the earliest Pryde stories and her first solo adventure in which she faces a demon alone in the X-Mansion. The issue, by her creators Chris Claremont and John Byrne, was published in 1981. Pryde has long been an X-Men fan favorite and is influential, serving as an inspiration for Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Collider.com initially wrote about Miller developing the project, for which Bendis was just hired to work on. Miller, repped by WME, broke out as a director with 2016's Deadpool, which went on to become the highest-grossing X-Men film ever with $783 million worldwide. Bendis, repped by Circle of Confusion, surprised the comics industry last year when he joined DC after spending 17 years as a top-billed writer for Marvel, where he created characters such as Miles Morales and Jessica Jones. He also was part of the Marvel Creative Committee that advised Marvel Studios' output through 2015. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

A Seinfeld Revival Is "Possible," Jerry Seinfeld Says. The saying goes, "Never say never," and despite saying never in the past, it seems Jerry Seinfeld may be changing his tune about a Seinfeld reboot/revival. When Seinfeld stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss Comedians in Cards Getting Coffee, which will feature Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show host asked Seinfeld about the recent uptake in sitcom revivals. "All these sitcoms are having a resurgence," DeGeneres says. "Roseanne is doing it, I heard Murphy Brown -- is that really true, Murphy Brown is doing it?" "Murphy Brown? And Candice Bergen is coming back?" Seinfeld asks. "I think I know where you're going with this, but why don't you finish it." "Well," DeGeneres says to her guest, "do you think, Jerry, there would be a possibility that Seinfeld would come back?" "It's possible," Seinfeld says before getting cut off by thunderous audience applause. "Oh, they like the idea." Seinfeld and the show's co-creator Larry David have been asked about bringing his beloved series back from the dead before. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Seinfeld said he was not interested in picking back up with the series as David then planned to do with Curb Your Enthusiasm. "But we did have an offer -- I won't say who from -- to do a new, live episode of Seinfeld on TV," Seinfeld told THR. Did he consider it? "No." In 2017, when asked whether the show would come back in any form, Seinfeld told Entertainment Tonight, "Why? Maybe it's nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well." The cast, which includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards, reunited for a fake Seinfeld reunion as part of an arc on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. DeGeneres recently asked Jennifer Aniston about a Friends reunion, another show that constantly gets reunion rumors swirling, whether by fake movie trailers or just simply the former costars going to dinner. "Anything is a possibility, Ellen," Aniston said. "Anything! Right? I mean, George Clooney got married... That's like an anything can happen." The other Friends stars and co-creator Marta Kauffman have been pretty adamant about the reunion possibilities. "There will never be a Friends reunion movie," Kauffman said at a 2016 TCA panel. Kauffman has said that line for years, "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore," she told E! News. Murphy Brown and Roseanne are just the latest revived classic TV shows waiting in the wings. NBC found success with Will & Grace. Fox has brought back The X-Files, 24 and Prison Break after all three ended. Meanwhile, CBS is working on reboots of Cagney and Lacey, as well as Magnum P.I. after successfully rebooting both Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver. Seinfeld is now streaming on Hulu. (Eonline)

Big Brother: Celebrity Edition: 2nd Celeb Evicted After Begging to Go Home. This celeb season of Big Brother is the flip floppiest season possible and we love it, even when the flip is absolutely not the kind we were expecting. While the obvious choice Monday night was to separate the alliance of Keshia and Omarosa, it quickly started to make more sense to take the opportunity to backdoor Shannon. And as much as we like Shannon, it really does make sense, along with the fact that we have not gotten the full Omarosa yet, and we refuse to let her leave before that happens. While everyone else schemed, Metta played with inflatable ducks in the jacuzzi, and it was, in fact, the most beautiful thing we've ever seen. Either he's a brilliant strategist or just having a good time, and either way we're into it. And it seemed like everything was in line to get Shannon out, including Marissa winning power of veto. Then, right after the veto comp, Keshia was seen crying and begging Marissa to do...something. At the time it was unclear, but she just kept saying "this is real," and promising it had nothing to do with any deals she made. Marissa then chose not to use her veto, and Keshia explained before the vote that she wanted to go home to her baby. "My breast milk has continued to deplete since I've been here, and there's nothing more important than my baby," she said through tears about her one-year old daughter. "I apologize, but please use whatever ounce of compassion you have to send me home, and I appreciate it." Every single other houseguest did as she asked -- even Metta, who seems to have figured out how the voting works after claiming to not understand it last week -- and Keshia was evicted. On stage, she explained to Julie that her daughter still mostly only drinks breast milk, and while Keshia was pumping in the house, she was noticing that she wasn't able to pump as much, and it just made her feel the need to go home. Now, it will be interesting to see what happens next. Who will Omarosa align with? Will we find out if Metta's chillness is actually an incredible strategy? Will Shannon go or will the entire house flip again? Will we find out that somehow Keshia's pleas were part of a plan? At this point, nothing will surprise us, except perhaps for Omarosa's continued White House anecdotes. "As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence," she told the house. "We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president, that's all I'm saying. I'm a Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I'm like, Jesus ain't sayin' that." Honestly -- and here's a thing we never thought we'd say -- thank you Keshia for keeping Omarosa in the house at least another week. Big Brother Celebrity Edition's next episode airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

The Bachelor: Who's Heading to Hometowns? Monday night on The Bachelor, Arie made the biggest mistake of his life. Sure, his relationship with Seinne was not particularly thrilling and it was more than clear that she was both too good for him and for this show and she escaped on completely reasonable terms after a very productive conversation before things got too serious, but still, who would get rid of a woman like Seinne?! That's just one of the difficult decisions Arie had to make during the night just before hometown dates, and he had to make them date by date, since the rose ceremony was officially canceled. Spoiler: there was a lot of crying. Instead, the plan was to date everyone all over Tuscany (the perfect place to fall in love), and if they left the date with a rose, they were going to hometowns. If they didn't, they weren't, and too bad for them. Up first was Becca, who Arie drove around in an old convertible. They saw some sights and chatted and whatever, it was fine. She got a rose! Up next was Jacqueline, who didn't even wait for a date to go to Arie's hotel room to tell him that while she still had feelings for him, she was having doubts, and it made no sense for her to stay when she still had like six years of school left. She didn't want to end up married in Scottsdale with a lot of regrets, which, you know, same. She left without a rose. Lauren B. and Arie then had a slightly less awkwardly silent date, bike riding (and bike standing) and ice cream-eating. They also climbed a lot of stairs, and to Lauren B.'s credit, she went up all those stairs without ever stopping to be like "nah, I'm good." They also ate pizza, and Lauren toasted to "breaking down our walls," and before opening up a bit about being terrified but also falling in love with him. Arie had a weird look on his face, then got up from the table and said "BRB." It appears that he just went and stood in the woods for a moment, staring up into the trees, before returning. "Sorry about that," he said, sitting down to tell Lauren B. how nervous he was about the fact that nothing is off? It sounds like maybe he claimed he had to go stand in the woods because he felt so vulnerable and needed a moment before coming back to tell Lauren B. he was falling deeply in love with her. Alrighty then. Seinne's ill-fated date came next and involved hunting for fancy mushrooms. We decided in that moment that Seinne should not be the next Bachelorette, but she should just get her own new franchise. "I do dig Seinne, but can I dig deep enough?" Arie said while they dug mushrooms. Then they got to meet the family of the truffle hunting man and eat homemade pasta and pizza, giving Arie another opportunity to bring up his wild past working at a pizza place. Seinne, meanwhile, showed off the bits of Italian she can speak and looked like an angel. Arie sent her home anyway, but not through any fault of Seinne's. He made it clear that Seinne did nothing wrong, which is good, because she didn't. The most interesting date was a three-on-one, featuring Kendall, Tia, Young Bekah, and only two roses to go around. Kendall proved herself to be a magical unicorn of a woman last week, and she got the first rose. Things got a bit dramatic between Young Bekah and Tia when Tia informed Arie that she didn't think Young Bekah was ready for marriage because, as you'll remember, she is young. Young Bekah cried and cried and Arie comforted her with kisses, but he gave the rose to Tia, meaning Young Bekah cried and cried some more. "It's hard because I don't see our lives fitting together, but I really really liked her," Arie said. "She made this fun and she captured my heart. You know, it just sucks." Sucks so bad. And that was it, meaning Arie is officially going on hometown dates with Tia, Kendall, Lauren B., and Becca. It's a pretty good bunch (for this particular sweater-wearing man) to be honest, and now all we can do is prepare ourselves for way too many dads being like "don't hurt my daughter!" during next week's episode. That's always a good/irritating time! The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Chuck Liddell says he's still VERY serious about taking another MMA fight -- he's even naming names -- and kept up his training regimen inside the "Celebrity Big Brother" house ... just in case. For the record, Chuck's 48 years old -- and hasn't had a pro fight since UFC 115 in 2010. But he trains like a maniac -- and made it a point to keep up his workouts during "Celebrity Big Brother" because, "I didn't want to get too far out of shape." So, who does he want to fight? He's got some ideas in mind ... but adds, "Depends on who they offer. I'm down for just about anything." Chuck's record is 21-8 and he's widely considered one of the most iconic UFC fighters of all time ... beating legends like Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz in their primes. Unfortunately, he was the first celeb booted from the 'Big Brother' house. Silver lining? More time to train ... (TMZ)

Bethenny Frankel and Fredik Eklund's Real Estate Marriage Gets Rocky: "Is This Really Something I Want?" Friends and business, the perfect equation for prosperity... or disaster. Looks like Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund are about to learn that the hard way. In E! News' exclusive preview of Bethenny and Fredrik, the two reality stars seem to have hit a rough patch in their real estate endeavor. "I have a very big issue with you criticizing me," Fredrik says. "I just think you're a little defensive. I just want to make sure you're totally engaged. I know you're very busy," Bethenny replies. Construction is currently underway for Fredrik and Bethenny and the third episode of their series sees the pair on the search for their next investment property. But Fredrik's choice of projects and upcoming travel plans make Bethenny question the stability of their new venture. "Fredrik pursued me, he asked me to marry him in real estate life, and I accepted. And now he's not backing up any of his vows," Bethenny says in a confessional. The two have it out on a New York City street (where most arguments occur when you're living in the city), prompting Fredrik to really consider their arrangement. "Is this really something I want?" he says in his confessional. Ahead of the premiere episode, E! News spoke with Bethenny and Fredrik about the new show and how it came together. "This happened because we were already doing real estate and I was supposed to do another show about business. And I spoke to Bravo and said 'This is happening now. I'm buying apartments, I'm selling apartments, we're talking about doing something together. Just turn the cameras on,'" Bethenny told E! News. "So it sort of just happened. But not easily. it was a difficult show to make. You have two big personalities." Bethenny and Fredrik airs Tuesdays, 10 p.m. on Bravo. (Eonline)

Bekah Martinez may no longer be competing for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s heart on The Bachelor, but will not be easily forgotten by the show's fans-and she has her mom to thank for that. Following Monday's episode, Martinez appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for her first TV appearance post-Bachelor. "I'm hanging in there. It was shocking for me as well, I'm picking up the pieces as I go along," the 22-year-old nanny from Los Angeles told host Jimmy Kimmel. "For one thing, I have been a fan of the show for years... I've been telling my family and friends like, 'Yeah I'm going on The Bachelor one day,' " she said when asked why she signed up for the ABC dating competition series instead of conventional dating apps. "Well, I was hoping it would be Peter [Krause] and it ended it up being Arie," Martinez admitted about the possibilities of dating the fan favorite who made it to the final two on Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay's season. While she had been a memorable contestant this season due to her young age, outside the Bachelor house, she made headlines recently after being removed from a missing persons list in California. During her late-night appearance, Martinez set the record straight about the whole missing persons debacle from earlier this month. "First of all, a lot of people thought I lied to my mother saying that I was on a farm when I was actually on The Bachelor but no I had already been eliminated from the show," she told Kimmel. "I just decided to go to the mountains with my friends for a couple weeks and I was there for six or seven days without phone service which I thought I was going to have phone service and I told my mother that I would," Martinez recalled. "I just had this weird feeling like on the sixth or seventh day, I need to go home now. So I got in my car, drove to where I had service, called my parents and then come to find out only 12 hours before my mother had called the Humboldt Sheriff's Department saying that I was missing," she added. According to her mother's account, Martinez was allegedly planning on working at a marijuana farm in the area. Martinez's mother told deputies she contacted Martinez via a friend's cell phone on Nov. 12 at around 11 a.m. and told her she wanted her to come home. Martinez allegedly refused and said she would see her mother in seven to eight days. At the time, Martinez told her mother that she was near Eureka, an area about 45 minutes north or south of any marijuana farm. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office attempted to contact Martinez and others associated with her, receiving no response. The deputy followed procedure, following up on all leads and forwarding the case to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division. "To set the record straight I'm not a weed farmer. I'm still a nanny in L.A.," Bekah clarified to Kimmel on Monday. Martinez previously addressed the bizarre news of her being "missing" on Feb. 2, tweeting: "MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don't get cell service on The Bachelor??" The Bachelor airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. (ET). (People)

'13 Reasons Why' Author Expelled From Writer Organization Over Harassment. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators said that Jay Asher had violated the society's harassment code. Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, told the Associated Press on Monday that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year but the news only came to light with the rise of the #MeToo movement. Asher and prize-winning illustrator David Diaz, who was also kicked out of the organization, were mentioned frequently in a recent comment thread on School Library Journal about harassment in children's publishing. "Both Jay Asher and David Diaz were found to have violated the SCBWI code of conduct in regard to harassment," Oliver wrote in an email. "Claims against them were investigated and, as a result, they are no longer members and neither will be appearing at any SCBWI events in the future." Asher is known for such novels as Thirteen Reasons Why and The Future of Us, while Diaz won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for illustration for the 1994 book Smoky Night. Diaz has worked on dozens of books, including Me, Frida and The Little Scarecrow Boy. The publishers for Asher and Diaz didn't have any immediate comment. Asher told BuzzFeed News on Monday that he left voluntarily and felt that he had been "thrown under the bus." "It's very scary when you know people are just not going to believe you once you open your mouth," he said. "I feel very conflicted about it just because of what's going on in the culture and who's supposed to be believed and who's not." Later on Monday, the Oklahoma Writers' Federation told the Associated Press that Asher would not be giving a scheduled keynote address at its conference in May. "Mr. Asher has denied the accusations, but in the end understood our decision to go in a different direction," said the federation's publicity director, author Jennifer McMurrain. Thirteen Reasons Why was Asher's first book. The 2007 novel about a high school student's suicide, adapted last year into a Netflix series, has attracted attention for its explicit content, including assault and harassment. Netflix is planning to bring Thirteen Reasons Why back this year but hasn't set a date. The streamer did not respond to a query about whether the allegations would affect the show's status. Asher, 42, has spoken publicly about the treatment of women. Last weekend, he responded to a tweet by prize-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson, who wrote of her "volcanic anger about rape culture and toxic masculinity." "So grateful for @halseanderson's voice and continued passion," Asher wrote. (Hollywood Reporter)

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