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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bridge work scheduled on US 60 at New River bridge in Peoria

Westbound lanes closed Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12

The westbound lanes of US 60 (Grand Avenue) over the New River bridge in Peoria will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, weather permitting. The closure is required for work in conjunction with a $157,000 bridge rehabilitation project.

The project includes replacement of existing expansion joints, which allow movement on the bridge, and repairs to the abutments on the west end. The work is scheduled for completion in March.

Drivers traveling on northbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) who wish to go west on US 60 are advised to exit at Peoria Avenue, go west to 99th Avenue and then head north to US 60. Southbound drivers are advised to exit at Thunderbird Road, go west to 99th Avenue and then head south to US 60. A well-marked detour will be in place during work hours, and drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time.

During construction, lane closures, detours and minimal delays are possible. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving. For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis, senior community relations officer,928.606.2420 or email

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles Update

01/31/2017 04:02 PM EST

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01/31/2017 04:01 PM EST

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US 60, I-10 overnight restrictions scheduled this week in Tempe area

Crews adding new traffic-flow sensors along freeways

PHOENIX – Overnight closures of US 60 (Superstition Freeway) for construction this week also could affect Interstate 10 traffic near the Broadway Curve in Tempe. Crews will be installing new traffic-flow sensors, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following overnight restrictions are in place:

• Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed between McClintock Drive and Loop 101 from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1). Eastbound US 60 ramps to north- and southbound Loop 101 closed. Eastbound US 60 on-ramps at Rural Road and McClintock Drive closed. Eastbound I-10 HOV-lane ramp to eastbound US 60 closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound US 60 ahead of the closure and using westbound Baseline Road or Southern Avenue to Dobson Road to access US 60.

• Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed between Interstate 10 and Priest Drive from 9 p.m.Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 2). All I-10 ramps to eastbound US 60 closed. Eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Broadway Road and southbound State Route 143 connecting ramp to eastbound I-10 closed. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including eastbound Baseline or Broadway roads to Priest Drive or Mill Avenue to connect with eastbound US 60.

• Westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed near Dobson Road from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday(Feb. 3). DETOUR: Traffic will exit and re-enter westbound US 60 at Dobson Road.

Updates on freeway conditions and restrictions are available on ADOT’s Traveler Information site at or by calling 511. ADOT also provides state highway information via its Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT).

US 60, I-10 overnight restrictions scheduled this week in Tempe area

Crews adding new traffic-flow sensors along freeways

Overnight closures of US 60 (Superstition Freeway) for construction this week also could affect Interstate 10 traffic near the Broadway Curve in Tempe. Crews will be installing new traffic-flow sensors, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following overnight restrictions are in place:

• Eastbound US 60 will be closed between McClintock Drive and Loop 101 from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m.Wednesday, Feb. 1. The eastbound US 60 ramps to north- and southbound Loop 101 also will be closed. Other closures during this timeframe include: the eastbound US 60 on-ramps at Rural Road and McClintock Drive will be closed. The eastbound I-10 HOV-lane ramp to eastbound will be US 60 closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound US 60 ahead of the closure and using westbound Baseline Road or Southern Avenue to Dobson Road to access US 60.

• Eastbound US 60 will be closed between I-10 and Priest Drive from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Other closures during this timeframe include: All I-10 ramps to eastbound US 60 will be closed. The eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Broadway Road and southbound State Route 143 connecting ramp to eastbound I-10 will be closed. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including eastbound Baseline or Broadway roads to Priest Drive or Mill Avenue to connect with eastbound US 60.

• Westbound US 60 will be closed near Dobson Road from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3.DETOUR: Traffic will exit and re-enter westbound US 60 at Dobson Road.

Drivers should proceed through the work zones with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving. For more information, please contact the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email

GSA Auctions GSA Fleet Trucks Update

01/26/2017 12:00 PM EST

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01/26/2017 12:00 PM EST

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Overnight paving work starts Feb. 10 at I-10 and Orange Grove Road in Tucson

Orange Grove Road underneath Interstate 10 in north Tucson will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, for pavement improvement work.

The east- and westbound I-10 frontage road and all ramps will remain open.
Drivers can use Ina Road or Ruthrauff Road to travel across I-10.

The improvement work is in preparation for the anticipated traffic increase when the I-10/Ina Road Traffic Interchange closes on Feb. 15 to allow construction of a modern interchange.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving.

For more information about this project, please call Paki Rico, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 520.388.4233 or email

Other Stuff.....

A report says the Moon's gravity is slowing down the Earth's rotation and in another 180 Million years, days will be 25 hours long. I don't know about you, but I'm planning on getting another hour of sleep.

A proposed bill in Rhode Island would fine people for stopping their cars to give panhandlers money. That could be a real setback to the state's cardboard sign industry.

Miss France was named the new Miss Universe on Sunday night. The even bigger news: Steve Harvey got it right the first time!

President Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the vacant US Supreme Court seat. The smart money is on either Judge Reinhold or Judge Judy.


  • In the first year of a baby's life, it will have its picture taken nearly 800 times.
  • 75% of women compared to 88% of men have jump started a car.
  • 60% of women say frizz is their number one dreaded hair malfunction.
  • 18 is the average number of pounds women want to lose.
  • In a survey, 82% of women say taking out the trash is something only the man should do.


A new survey found that 31% of couples have never done this? Gone on a romantic trip together. The average couple only spends seven minutes a day being romantic. That can mean anything from saying nice things to each other or cuddling on the couch. The survey also found 59% of people spend less than 10 hours a week with their significant other. We assume that means the time you're both awake and alone, so roughly an hour-and-a-half a day. And 31% have never gone on a romantic trip together.


  • Then there's the New York yoga teacher, Tao Porchon-Lynch, who still teaches five classes a week at the age of 96.
  • Some Burger King workers in New Hampshire were arrested for selling marijuana at work using the code words "extra crispy."
  • Restaurants in France have been banned from giving customers unlimited soda.
  • Willie Nelson had to cancel a show in Las Vegas because of illness.
  • A report says Bill Gates could become the world's first trillionaire by 2042.
  • Megyn Kelly is going to take over an hour of "The Today Show" this fall, either the third hour of Today, replacing Al Roker and Tamron Hall, or she'll be taking over the fourth hour, which belongs to Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
  • Mary Tyler Moore was laid to rest Sunday in Connecticut at Fairfield's Oak Lawn Cemetery.
  • Courtney Daniels got her 15 minutes of fame on Sunday in Los Angeles. The scene: the NHL All-Star game. The group that was supposed to sing the national anthem, Fifth Harmony, got sick right before the performance and had to bail. Courtney, a member of the ice maintenance team at the Staples Center, was notified she was singing 15 minutes before she knocked it out of the park.
  • The CEO of Starbucks says he's planning on hiring 10,000 refugees.
  • A former Baylor University student is suing the school, claiming she was raped by two football players and that at least 52 rapes by more than 30 football players have taken place over a four-year period.
  • Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend. Want to see the game in-person? The average price for a ticket at StubHub on Friday was $4,945 with the cheapest ticket going for $2,499 and the most expensive one sold to date going for a whopping $15,432.
  • As of yesterday, residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington can't use their driver's licenses to gain access to federal agencies or nuclear power plants.
  • Delta Airlines had a major computer glitch on Sunday and had to cancel 150 of their flights that day.
  • VW has passed Toyota as the world's biggest car-maker.
  • Google has created a $4-million Crisis Fund, to help the fight for immigration.
  • Antonio Banderas had to be rushed to the hospital last week because of chest pains, but was released and seems to be fine.
  • A truck lost its trailer on an Indiana highway, spilling 38,000 pounds of marbles.
  • India is planning to launch 104 satellites at one time, all inside one rocket.
  • Once again, the Girl Scouts are out and about selling their cookies.


Justin Timberlake turns 36. Ba-da-bop-bop-baa... he's loving it.
  • His music career is impressive, but remember, he's also survived being a Mouseketeer and dating Britney Spears.
  • He was a one-time Mousekateer and a several time Britney Spears-er.
  • He's working on musical involving an ogre, called "Shreksy-back."

Kerry Washington hits the big 4-0. One of the few mentions of the word 'Washington' this week that doesn't involve a protest.

Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, turns 44 today. Ellen's gotta be cooking up something special for that.

Minnie Driver has gone from actress to skin cream spokesperson. Oh and she turns 47 today. No relation to Mini-Me.

It's Change Your Answering Machine Message Day -- 


On this date in 1606 Guy Fawkes, who was convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed. See, back then they'd execute you if you were in charge of the Fawkes network. For the record, no relation to Megan Fox.

The classic composer Franz Schubert was born on this date, back in 1797. One of his most famous works was his last, "The Unfinished Symphony." We'll have that score for you as soon as it comes in.

On this date in, 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovered the dwarf companion of Sirius. It redefined what made a Sirius relationship. He wanted to name it 'Shirley" until the giant star spoke and said, "I am Sirius and stopping calling it Shirley."

It was on this date back in 1905 that a person drove a car over 100mph for the very first time. His first words: "I gotta get those brakes fixed!"

On this date in 1948, the magnetic tape wire recorder was invented. It would be great to have audio of that moment, but they forgot to record it.

In 1949 that the very first TV soap opera began on NBC, "These Are My Children."
It was the story of a guy explaining all of his tax deductions to the IRS.
I believe it followed an NBA team... I just don't remember which one.
It was a smart thing to do. Instead of hiring a sitter, just put your kids on TV.

In 1955, RCA demonstrated the first music synthesizer. This paved the way for creating the first artificial song. Yep, artificial music... that's what we were missing!

On this date in 1958, James Van Allen discovered the radiation belt. Years later, he also found the matching shoes.

Music Calendar...

In 1955 RCA demonstrates the first music synthesizer.

In 1958 Little Richard quits music at the height of his fame to attend evangelism college, where he stayed for 4 years.

In 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper play Duluth, Minnesota, three days before their fatal plane crash.

In 1963 17-year-old Neil Young performs his first professional gig at a country club in Winnipeg, Canada.

In 1963 Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" and "Ruby Baby."

In 1963 The Beach Boys record "Surfin' USA."

In 1968 "Judy In Disguise With Glasses" by John Fred & his Playboy Band and "Bend Me, Shape Me" by the American Breed are both certified gold.

In 1969 Bobby Darin walks off the "Jackie Gleason Show" when he is not allowed to sing "Long Line Rider."

In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival begins work on a TV special.

In 1970 Phil Leash and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead are arrested on drug charges after a show in New Orleans.

In 1970 "Travelin' Band" by Creedence Clearwater Revival enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 More than 40,000 mourners file past Mahalia Jackson's open coffin in Chicago's Great Salem Baptist Church. Funeral services were held the next day.

In 1974 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1975 "Mandy" by Barry Manilow is certified gold.

In 1976 "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates and "Let Your Love Flow" by the Bellamy Brothers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Love Rollercoaster" by the Ohio Players is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 Greg Herbert, saxophonist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, dies of a heroin overdose during a tour of Europe.

In 1979 Paul McCartney signs with CBS Records for a reported $20 million.

In 1979 The Clash began their first U.S. tour.

In 1980 Michael Jackson's single "Off The Wall" is released.

In 1981 "The Rapture" by Blondie, "Hello Again" by Neil Diamond and "What

Kind Of Fool" by Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 The Doobie Brothers officially disband.

In 1985 Barbara Cowsill (The Cowsills) dies in Tempe, AZ, at age 56.

In 1985 John Fogerty returns to live performances on the A&M soundstage with Albert Lee and Booker T. Jones.

In 1986 "Down And Out In Beverly Hills," starring Bette Midler and Little Richard, opens in theaters.

In 1987 "Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now" by Starship enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Herb Alpert performs the National Anthem at SuperBowl XXII.

In 1989 A Playboy nude photo spread featuring Latoya Jackson posing with snakes hits the newsstands.

In 1993 Garth Brooks sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVII, while Michael Jackson performs at halftime.

In 1995 Boyz II Men's album "II" is certified platinum for the seventh time.

In 1997 Leann Rimes' album "The Early Years" is released.

In 1997 Pink Floyd's album "The Final Cut" goes double platinum.

In 1998 The Presidents of the United States of America play their final show at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.

In 1998 The "Come Together" benefit concert in New Jersey featured Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and others to raise money for the family of slain Long Branch, NJ, police officer Patrick King.

In 1998 "Together Again" by Janet Jackson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1999 Reba McEntire closes her first European tour with a sold-out performance in Munich, Germany.

In 2000 The Smashing Pumpkins begin a national in-store tour in Lawrence, Kansas, in support of the band's upcoming CD.

In 2000 Santana's album "Supernatural" goes platinum for the seventh time.

Today In History...

In 1606 Guy Fawkes, convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, is executed.

In 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers the dwarf companion ofSirius.

In 1865 General Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies.

In 1917 Germany serves notice that it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

In 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt devalues the dollar in relation to gold.

In 1944 During World War II, U.S. forces begin invading Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

In 1945 U.S. Army Private Eddie Slovik is shot by an American firing squad in France during World War II, becoming the only American soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War.

In 1948 The magnetic tape wire recorder is developed by Wireway.

In 1949 "These Are My Children," TV's first soap opera begins on NBC.

In 1950 President Harry Truman announces he had ordered the development of the hydrogen bomb.

In 1955 RCA demonstrates the first music synthesizer.

In 1958 Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite, is launched.

In 1958 James Van Allen discovers the radiation belt.

In 1961 Ham is the first primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury.

In 1962 Cuba is voted out of the Organization of American States.

In 1966 Luna IX is launched for the moon.

In 1968 A record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32") is measured at Agata, USSR.

In 1971 Astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blast off aboard Apollo XIV, the first U.S. moon mission since the ill-fated mission of Apollo XIII.

In 1983 Independent truckers begin a nationwide strike to protest high fuel prices.

In 1984 The Vatican names Bishop John J. O'Connor of Scranton, PA, to head the Archdiocese of New York, succeeding the late Cardinal Terence Cooke.

In 1985 Pope John Paul II greets tens of thousands of Indians in Ecuador, urging them to fight the modern problems of unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy, and alcoholism.

In 1986 "Baby Doc" Duvalier declares a state of siege in Haiti.

In 1986 A memorial service is held for the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded on take off four days earlier.

In 1988 The Washington Redskins defeat the Denver Broncos, 42-10, in Super Bowl XXII at San Diego.

In 1989 Jury selection begins in the trial of former National Security Council aide Oliver North, charged in connection with the Iran-Contra affair.

In 1990 McDonald's opens its first fast-food restaurant in the SovietUnion, in Moscow's Pushkin Square.

In 1991 Army Spc. Melissa Rathbun-Nealy and Army Spc. David Lockett are captured by Iraqi forces near the Kuwaiti-Saudi border; both were eventually released.

In 1993 The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills, 52-17, in Super Bowl XXVII at Pasadena, California.

In 1994 A convoy of U.S. soldiers opens fire on hundreds of Somali civilians outside food distribution center in Mogadishu, killing at least eight and wounding several others.

In 1994 Gerry Adams, president of the pro-IRA Sinn Fein party, arrives in New York after being granted a 48-hour visa so that he could take part in a conference on the violence in Northern Ireland.

In 1995 President Clinton scraps a $40 billion rescue plan for Mexico.

In 1995 Legendary Broadway producer-director George Abbott dies at age 107.

In 1996 In one of the worst attacks in Sri Lanka's 12-year civil war, a truck packed with explosives rams into central bank killing at least 73 people and wounding 1,400.

In 1996 The last Cubans held in refugee camps at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base board a plane for Florida.

In 1998 Astronaut David Wolf returns to Earth aboard space shuttle Endeavour after four months on the Russian space station Mir.

In 1999 The Denver Broncos repeated as NFL champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 34-19, in Super Bowl XXXIII.

In 1999 Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham presented evidence that the AIDS virus originated in chimpanzees and spread to people in Africa.

In 2000 Alaska Airlines Flight 261 plummets into the ocean, killing all 88 aboard.

In 2003 President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair meet at the White House to discuss a second UN resolution on Iraq.

In 2004 John Elway and Barry Sanders are elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on their first attempt.

Born On This Day...

In 1797 Austrian composer, Franz Schubert

In 1830 Journalist, James Gillespie Blaine (co-founded Republican Party)

In 1831 Inventor, Rudolph Wurlitzer (electric playing organs)

In 1868 Chemist, Theodore Richards (atomic weights) (Nobel-1914)

In 1875 American novelist, Zane Gray (America West)

In 1881 Physical chemist, Irving Langmuir (Nobel-1932)

In 1892 Comedian, Eddie Cantor (Colgate Comedy Hour) [d: 10-10-64]

In 1894 Actor, Percy Helton (Homer Cratchit-The Beverly Hillbillies)

In 1903 Actress, Tallulah Bankhead (Black Widow-TV's Batman) [d: 12-12-68]

In 1903 Publisher, Gardner Cowles (founded Look Magazine) [d: 7-8-85]

In 1912 Actor, John Boylan (Twin Peaks) [d: 11-16-94]

In 1913 Football Hall-of-Famer, Don Hutson (Packers) [d: 6-26-97]

In 1913 Football Hall-of-Famer, Wayne Millner (Redskins) [d: 11-19-76]

In 1914 Boxer, "Jersey" Joe Walcott (heavyweight champ 1951-52) [d: 2-25-94]

In 1915 TV personality, Garry Moore (I've Got A Secret) [d: 11-28-93]

In 1919 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Jackie Robinson (Dodgers) [d: 10-24-72]

In 1920 U.S. secretary of interior, Stewart L. Udall (1961-69) [d: 3-20-10]

In 1921 Actor, John Agar (Sands of Iwo Jima, Chisum) [d: 4-7-02]

In 1921 Actress, Carol Channing (Hello Dolly, Thoroughly Modern Millie) (96)

In 1921 Actor, Mario Lanza (The Great Caruso) [d: 10-7-59]

In 1922 Actor, William Sylvester (2001 A Space Odyssey) [d: 1-25-95]

In 1923 Actress, Joanne Dru (She Wore A Yellow Ribbon) [d: 9-10-96]

In 1923 Writer, Norman Mailer (Naked & the Dead, Executioner's Song) [d: 11-10-07]

In 1923 Actor, Eddie Ryder (Slick Jones-General Hospital) [d: 3-29-97]

In 1925 Actor, Charles Aidman (Innerspace, Uncommon Valor) [d: 11-7-93]

In 1928 Singer/songwriter, Chuck Willis (C.C. Rider) [d: 4-10-58]

In 1929 German physicist, Rudolf Mossbauer (Nobel-1961) [d: 9-14-11]

In 1929 Actress, Jean Simmons (Thorn Birds, An American Quilt) [d: 1-22-10]

In 1930 Actress, Lynn Carlin (James At 15, French Postcards) (87)

In 1931 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks (Cubs) [d: 1-23-15]

In 1934 Actor, James Franciscus (Mr. Novak, Longstreet, Hunter) [d: 7-8-91]

In 1937 Actress, Suzanne Pleshette (The Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show) [d: 1-19-08]

In 1938 Queen Beatrix of Netherlands (1980-2013) (79)

In 1938 U.S. Secretary of the Interior, James G. Watt (1981-83) (79)

In 1940 Actor, Stuart Margolin (Love American Style, Rockford Files) (77)

In 1941 Congressman, Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO) (76)

In 1941 Actress, Jessica Walter (Play Misty, Arrested Development, Archer) (76)

In 1946 Guitarist, Terry Kath (Chicago) [d: 1-23-78]

In 1947 Actor, Jonathan Banks (Wiseguy, Beverly Hills Cop, Freejack) (70)

In 1947 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Nolan Ryan (Mets, Astros, Rangers) (70)

In 1947 Actor, Glynn Turman (Lew-Peyton Place, A Different World) (70)

In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Paul Jabara (Last Dance) [d: 9-29-92]

In 1951 Singer/keyboardist, Harry Wayne Casey (KC & the Sunshine Band) (66)

In 1951 Guitarist/songwriter, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) (66)

In 1954 Singer/guitarist, Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake) (63)

In 1957 U.S. swimmer, Shirley Babashoff (Olympic-Gold-1972) (60)

In 1958 Baseball player, Rafael Santana (Mets, Yankees) (59)

In 1959 Actor, Anthony LaPaglia (The Client, Murder One, Without a Trace) (58)

In 1959 Actress, Kelly Lynch (Virtuosity, Mr. Magoo The Movie) (58)

In 1963 Actor, Real Andrews (Marcus Taggert-General Hospital) (54)

In 1963 Actor, John Dye (Andrew-Touched By An Angel) [d: 1-10-11]

In 1963 Guitarist, Scott Ian Rosenfeld (Anthrax) (54)

In 1964 Guitarist, Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) [d: 5-2-13]

In 1965 Actor, Timothy D. Stickney (R.J. Gannon-One Life to Live) (52)

In 1970 Actress, Minnie Driver (Grosse Point Blank, Good Will Hunting) (47)

In 1973 Actress, Portia De Rossi (Ally McBeal, Arrested Development) (44)

In 1977 Actress, Kerry Washington (Ray, Scandal) (40)

In 1981 Singer/actor, Justin Timberlake ('N Sync) (36)

In 1982 Singer, Elena Paparizou (Antique) (35)

In 1987 Singer, Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) (30)

In 1991 Actor, Ben Bookbinder (Neal-Oliver Beene) (26)


Here's your tip of the day, guys: Every woman loves to hear her man tell her she's beautiful. But just saying, "Honey, you're gorgeous!" or "Do you know how cute you are?" have been overused. If you want to surprise her and touch her heart, keep reading. Thanks to we have three amazing ways to compliment her good looks and make her feel she truly is beautiful.

1. Winsome

Definition: cheerful, pleasant, appealing
Fun Fact: Rather than relating to victory, the win -- of winsome comes from the Old English word wyn, which means pleasure or delight.
Use: "Your smile is so winsome that I remember it even when we're apart."

2. Stunning

Definition: very beautiful or pleasing; striking beauty
Fun Fact: Stunning can be applied to anything excellent, from a goal to a hat.
Use: "When you gaze into my eyes, I see your stunning face so filled with love. And that fills me with delight."

3. Comely

Definition: pleasing in appearance; pretty or attractive
Fun Fact: Comely can apply to a person's appearance or behavior. Either way, it means attractive.
Use: "Your incredible sense of style is only one of the reasons you are so comely."

WORKING YOUR WAY TO EIGHTY gives us the telltale signs that you'll have to work until you're 80 (cause you aren't saving enough for retirement). The cues that someone is destined to work till at least age 80 are just as obvious, though not nearly as pleasant. Drumroll, please:
  • The mayor of Las Vegas sends a thank-you card after each visit.
  • You have a table reserved at the local McDonalds.
  • You're strung out on eBay.
  • You think balancing a checkbook is a magic act. Literally.
  • You last visited a grocery store during the Regan administration.
  • "Gold-plated" is your favorite phrase.
  • Your $500-weekend jaunts to the spa include a full primping. And that's just for your dog, Fluffy.
  • You've already refinanced your new BMW to support your $30-a-day latte habit.

THINGS MEN WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WOMEN has a list of ten things men want to know about women:

Is she insecure?

Does she talk incessantly about past relationships? Does each conversation eventually loop around to stories about "all the guys" she's been with? You'd be better off staying home and watching the game.

Is she one-dimensional?

If your date can't stop talking about her job, graduate courses or latest workout plan, you'll be looking at your watch and feigning an illness within the hour.

Art house or frat house?

What books and movies does she like? If she wrote her dissertation on Chaucer and you spent the majority of your academic career passed out on a beer-stained sofa - she may not be the girl for you. Do her a favor and move on.

To dance or not to dance?

Believe it or not, this is a major point of contention. If you're like me and the idea of getting your groove on leaves your knees trembling and palms sweating like a nervous schoolboy, either find a girl who values conversation or start practicing in your apartment with the blinds closed.

Does she think I'm funny?

Check out past e-mails or jog your memory to see if she has responded well to your particular brand of humor. And yes, our egos are huge and delicate - we're working on it.

Proletariat or bourgeoisie?

If her dad is an oil tycoon and you love to tell people about the 12 jobs you had in high school to pay for your '84 Camaro, chances are she won't find the cramped studio apartment and college loan debt attractive. Leave the "class struggle" dating stories for Harlequin romance novels.

Are her friends cool, and more importantly, will they cool?

If she can't seem to make a decision without consulting her entourage, or if you think her friends are of suspect character, be wary. That said, don't be above directing a little genuine kindness at her friends.

Do I like the way she looks?

Seems like a no-brainer. If you haven't met her in person, try to check out a good photo and act accordingly. Don't try to be the noble, heroic "I'm above caring about looks" kind of guy. Find someone whose looks you enjoy and enjoy them.

Is she vegetarian?

This is a logistical issue. If your idea of a fun date is to throw some dead animal flesh on the grill, and she would rather toss a salad, smoke a clove cigarette, and listen to Cat Stevens records, you have a problem.

What is she looking for?

Is she looking for a life partner or just someone with whom she can watch tractor pulls and write poetry? Try to discern her motives and act accordingly, being careful not to take advantage.


  • Right side part -- you are practical and orderly. You think in a rational way and are willing to work for what you want.
  • Left side part -- you are a non-conformist. You are creative, artistic and dependent.
  • Middle part -- you're the center of the road type of person. You always look for balance, emotionally and politically.
  • Far right or far left -- you are outspoken and courageous. You don't care what people say or think about you.
  • Changing part -- do you switch your part monthly, weekly or even daily? You are spontaneous and constantly strive for new adventures.
  • Part different than natural one -- most people are born with a natural part. If you deviate from it, you are a person who's not satisfied with the ordinary. You always strive to improve things.
  • No part -- you are a carefree person; very spontaneous, happy-go-lucky and relaxed. You have a wide range of hobbies and friends.


What you do during the first 15 minutes after you first wake up in the morning could make your day successful or sabotage it. That's the word from productivity coach Hillary Rettig, author of "The 7 Secrets of the Prolific," who maintains that most of us are freshest and most energetic in the early morning hours. And it's all about time management, even at 5:30 am. "Good time managers value ever smaller amounts of time. Those first few minutes of your day -- both at home and when you get to the office-- are vital," Rettig tells Entrepreneur magazine.

How can you make the most of this precious, early-morning time? Rettig advises the following:

1. Do not go online.

It may feel automatic to turn on your phone or computer and check email and social media before you've even had your first cup of coffee. Don't do it! You may intend to spend only a few minutes online, but that can easily turn into an hour or more, something Rettig calls "getting sucked into the vortex of the Internet." Best advice: Stay offline until 10 am.

2. Do not turn on the TV. 

Many of us turn on the TV while getting dressed or eating breakfast. And then we just keep watching it, glued to some inane show. "The television stretches out our morning ritual and distracts us from our mission," Rettig explained to Entrepreneur magazine. "Don't get anesthetized by the TV--leave it off." Best advice: If you enjoy the background noise the TV provides, turn on music instead.

3. Do not skip your workout.

Oh, it is so easy to roll over and sleep an extra half-hour instead of hitting the basement treadmill or taking a run around the neighborhood. Don't do it! Procrastinate your exercise, and you'll be procrastinating all day long. "Procrastination begins in the body, and deskwork helps foster it," she tells Entrepreneur magazine. Morning exercise gets your blood flowing and helps make you more alert. Best advice: If you don't have time to hit the gym first thing, start your day by stretching, twisting or even dancing.

4. Do not answer the phone.

Caller ID allows you to tell who is calling, so unless you suspect it's a family or work emergency, let it ring and go to voice mail. "The phone can be highly interruptive," Rettig cautions. Best advice: Turn off your phone for the first few hours of the day.

5. Do not tackle busy work or dreaded work first.

When you get to your desk, it can be tempting to begin with the easy, busy work or even take on the day's most dreaded task just to get it done. Instead, begin with a task that is more likely to yield a positive outcome. Best advice: Accomplish something immediately. It will motivate you for the rest of the day.


Getting mad lowers stress

Used to be that getting mad was blamed for all kinds of health woes, from raising blood pressure to bring on a heart attack. But now scientist say blowing off some steam offers health benefits. Researchers learned that people who give in to their angry emotions actually reduce any negative impact brought on by the situation. Getting angry increases blood flow to the part of the brain that's involved in producing positive feelings, while keeping your emotions bottled up produces more of the stress hormone cortisol. What counts is keeping your level of anger in perspective.

Video games boost metabolism

Video games have long been considered by many parents as the beginning of the end, but research says they're not as bad as previously believed, and even have healthy benefits compared to other activities such as watching TV. Scientists at the University of Miami decided to challenge the theory that playing video or computer games lead to obesity. They hooked 21 boys up to various monitoring devices while the kids played. The research revealed that the children's heart rates sped up, they used more energy and began breathing more quickly. In other words, they were boosting their metabolism. Study leader Dr. Artlette Perry says video games can have a positive health effect as long as they're not substituted for real sports.

Sleeping in raises your immune system

If you've ever stayed up with a sick child or out later than you should you know the negative effects of not getting a good night's sleep. A full eight hours of uninterrupted bedtime has a virtual pharmacy of health benefits. Getting your sleep leads to more energy, a healthy immune system, a better memory and even helps you lose weight. Too little sleep leads to anxiety, depression, a weak immune system and clouded judgment. If you're having trouble falling or staying asleep, talk to your doctor about a remedy.

Being lazy can extend your life

Those who wake up with the rooster and keep going till bedtime are headed for an early grave, says Professor Peter Axt. He says a little bit of lazing about is an important antidote to the stress brought about by everyday life. His advice: "Waste half of your free time. People who would rather take a nap instead of playing tennis have a better chance of living into old age." He adds that people who for example run long distances in their later years are using up energy they need for things such as cell renewal and fighting diseases.

Playing hooky reduces heart attack risk

Taking an unplanned day off otherwise known as a mental health day relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and reduces your risk of a heart attack. While no one recommends skipping too many work days, studies prove that playing hooky is a healthy way to relieve stress. Further research has shown that a day off every now and then actually increases creativity and productivity. Suggestions for your mini break include seeing a movie, visiting a friend or anything that's out of the ordinary.


  1. Your eyes stay open when you sneeze 
  2. You chew on other people's fingernails 
  3. The song you love the most goes like this, "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup" 
  4. You're so wired you pick up radio signals 
  5. Your name is Mike, but people call you Buzz 
  6. At your last annual physical, you broke your doctor's stethoscope 
  7. Teeth whitening strips don't stand a chance 
  8. Your vanity license plate says: Jitter-Bug 
  9. You have a picture of your coffee mug... on your coffee mug 
  10. You ski uphill 
  11. When your wife asks what you think of her new hair-do, you say, "I like it a latte'." 
  12. You feel fine, but co-workers think you have Parkinsons
  13. Once upon a time you loved NASCAR and hockey, but now they're too slow 
  14. You've done 5 miles on your treadmill before you discover it's not turned on 
  15. You don't sweat... you percolate 
  16. You don't tan you roast 
  17. You don't get mad... you get steamed 
  18. You named your cats Cream and Sugar, and your dog Starbuck 
  19. Your wife is your coffee mate 
  20. Your lips are stuck in the sipping position 
  21. You speak so fast people ask, "Have you ever considered being "An auctioneer?" 
  22. You can jump-start your car without cables. 


( You've heard it all: The morning bird catches the worm, morning people are more successful than night owls, and nothing compares to making that 5:45 am spin class. for those of you who aren't naturally morning people, there are two options. You can either learn to optimize your night owl tendencies, working against a society that favors morning people in all regards, or you can embrace what morning bird tendencies you have. Everyone has them to varying degrees, and you can tap into your own reserves. To be clear, you won't be guaranteed more success, happiness, or a better body if you get up at 6 a.m. instead of 7:30. However, if your schedule, life, kids, or boss dictates earlier hours, you need to oblige. Here are the best ways to adjust your natural circadian rhythm and bring out the morning you.

1. Practice good sleep hygiene

Most Americans don't get enough hours of quality sleep. How much anyone needs varies from person to person. However, avoiding food, exercise, and looking at a screen for at least two hours before going to bed, minimizing light and darkness, and finding your body's rhythm (which might mean no caffeine after 10 a.m. or none at all) are crucial. For those with insomnia or serious sleep issues like sleep apnea, medical intervention is a must.

2. Build a healthy morning ritual
if you're prone to drifting in and out of sleep after your alarm goes off, checking your Facebook feed right away, or running to the bathroom already feeling like you're late, you're not doing yourself any favors. A healthy morning routine should include peace and prepping your body with some light stretching (which can be done in bed if you like). Create a skin regimen that you follow each morning, try starting the day with warm lemon water instead of coffee (coffee can come 30 minutes later if you like), and learn to let go of the snooze button.

3. Create a pre-10am task list
Morning people often say they're more successful because they "get so much done" before many people have even stumbled into the office. Prioritize your tasks as if you were a triage nurse: What absolutely needs to get done and/or requires the most care and attention? This will be different for everyone, whether it's making sure the kids are sent to school with a healthy lunch or answering Client X's requests before any other project. See what you can get done before 10 am, and reward yourself by carving out "me time" later in the afternoon.

4. Do as much as you can the night before
Do you catch yourself putting off a lot of easy tasks and chores for the morning when you're most rushed? Putting out the day's outfit, re-upping your gym bag, packing your lunch, or putting away the dishes can all be nightly tasks. Plus, it's time better spent than vegging on the couch and getting overly stimulated with screen time.

5. Shower the night before
In some countries, such as South Korea, it's incredibly strange to shower in the mornings because there's too much to do. a Shower or (even better) take a bath the night before to take care of your shampooing, shaving, and other necessities. You'll save an incredible amount of time in the morning that's better used elsewhere. Plus, a hot shower or bath can be a great help with sleep hygiene, making you groggy and more ready for sleep.


The Beckhams Renew Wedding Vows at Home. David Beckham has revealed he put his marriage woes behind him by renewing his vows with wife Victoria in a secret ceremony at their home. The couple's wedding was much less flashy than their first, as they invited just six guests to celebrate with them. David made the revelation during an interview with BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" show. The bash was a huge change from their first wedding, which was a lavish affair in Ireland attended by hundreds of famous faces. David, 41, admitted he and Victoria, 42, have suffered a number of problems since they tied the knot back in 1999. But the couple has managed to work through their issues and are now happier than ever. He insisted they decided to renew their vows as a sign of their ongoing commitment to each other. David said: "We did throw a lot at it (the first wedding). We have renewed our vows since then and it was a lot more private, there was about six people there in our house." He added: "Of course you make mistakes over the years, we all know marriage is difficult at times and it's about working through it. "Whenever we've come up against tough times, we know each other better than anybody knows us so we talk." When asked about rumors they have stayed together to protect "brand Beckham," David stated: "Do we stay together because it's a brand? "Of course not. We stay together because we love each other." David and Victoria's first wedding was one of the most lavish celebrity ceremonies of the last two decades. The couple wore extravagant outfits and famously sat on golden thrones during the wedding party. They later become parents to a brood of four children -- Brooklyn, Cruz, Romeo and Harper -- and David is adamant they stay together for the kids. He said: "We stay together because we have four amazing children. "Of course we go through tough times. When we go through tough times, we work through it as a unit, as a family." (PageSix)

Evan Rachel Wood has been wearing sharp suits as of late, but bridal attire may be in her near future. The Westworld actress was spotted introducing boyfriend and band mate Zach Villa as her "fiance" to Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. And on the red carpet, Wood, 29, and Villa were pictured with silver bands on their left ring fingers, raising further speculation that the couple could be engaged. A rep for Wood did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. The pair first met in 2015 while performing together in a John Hughes-themed cabaret in Los Angeles, and shortly after they teamed up to form the electro-pop duo Rebel and a Basketcase. The band released their first album in September. Villa, an actor trained at Juilliard, is a "self-taught multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, among other instruments," according to the band's bio. He and Wood were also pictured together at the Golden Globe Awards and Critics' Choice Awards. (People)

Loves him like a love song? Selena Gomez made her romance with The Weeknd Instagram official on Monday, January 30, by posting a since-deleted video of him during their Italian getaway. In the clip, The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye), 26, appears to be resting while taking a boat ride down a canal. Gomez captioned the post with a heart eyes emoji. The "Good for You" singer, 24, and The Weeknd have been overseas together since last week. On Friday, they booked an entire restaurant so they could dine privately in Santo Spirito square and they were later spotted holding hands at the Accademia Gallery in Florence. On Sunday, The Weeknd shared a video of Gomez looking at art on his Instagram story. As Us Weekly previously reported, the new lovebirds were first photographed making out on January 10 while leaving Santa Monica restaurant Giorgio Baldi. "They were hugging and kissing," a source told Us at the time. "Selena was all over him, hugging, kissing [him]. She looked amazing and so incredibly happy and in love." Their new relationship doesn't sit well with everyone, however. The Weeknd's ex Bella Hadid unfollowed Gomez on social media soon after the pics of the couple surfaced. "[She] is pissed," a source told Us of the 20-year-old model. "Bella has reached out to Abel a few times and told him Selena is using him. He thinks she's just jealous and isn't listening to her." (US Weekly)

Hilary Duff Opens Up About Ex-Boyfriend Jason Walsh. Hilary Duff prefers to keep her private life, well, private. And when she decides to share something personal with the world, it's on her own terms. In October 2016, the 29-year-old Younger actress confirmed she was dating Rise Nation founder Jason Walsh by sharing a PDA picture with her Instagram followers. "I was like, 'F--k it. He's my boyfriend,'" she says in Cosmopolitan's February issue, out now. "I just needed to make sure it was right. People don't need to know my business until I really know my business, you know?" Jason was Hilary's trainer, but their romance complicated their professional relationship. "He's like, 'You don't listen to me anymore! I give up!'" she explains. "I have a different trainer now." For reasons Hilary declines to discuss, the couple called it quits in November. Though they had only been linked together for five months, they had actually been dating much longer. "We were seeing each other for a while. People don't know the ins and outs of everything," she says. "It was definitely my first more serious relationship since my ex-husband [Mike Comrie]." Before she began dating Jason, Hilary made sure to give Mike a heads-up -- and not just because they share custody of 4-year-old son Luca Comrie. In fact, she and Mike tell each other whenever they begin dating someone new. "I don't want to talk too much about that. But yeah, we do. We feel like it's respectful to keep everybody in the loop," she tells Cosmopolitan. "I don't know as much about his life as he knows about mine because mine's a lot more public." Hilary is not "stressed" about finding a boyfriend. "I'm not coming down on myself like, 'Oh, you've got to get out there.' It'll happen again," she insists. "I have my whole life ahead of me." It happened sooner than later, as she took her romance with Matthew Koma public Saturday. After making their official debut at Entertainment Weekly's pre-SAG Awards party at Chateau Marmont, the musician shared three Polaroids on Instagram, captioning his shots, "Date night." (Eonline)

Antonio Banderas was rushed to hospital on Thursday, January 26, with "agonizing chest pain," according to a new report. The Sun newspaper says the Zorro star was working out at his home in Surrey, England, when he suffered a major heart scare, and an ambulance had to be called. Banderas, 56, was taken to St. Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, where he was kept in for observation, but later released, after doctors deemed him fit enough to go home. The Spanish actor reportedly confirmed to the publication that he'd had an "episode" and praised the medical staff who helped him. Since moving to Britain in 2015, Banderas, who is dating Nicole Kempel, has swapped the glitz and glamor of Hollywood parties for a more tranquil life. "I find Surrey magical," he told the Sunday Times about the place he now calls home. "I am not a party person anymore so I have the space and peace to write and really get inside my own head. I'm working on several scripts." He also said he enjoys riding his bike in the wooded areas that surround his $3 million mansion and loves "watching the deer and foxes that come into my garden." Banderas was married to his ex-wife Melanie Griffith for 18 years, until their relationship ended in 2014. (US Weekly)

Antonio Banderas Is "Enjoying Nature" Again After Heart Scare. Zorro is back to his normal sword-wielding self. Antonio Banderas was rushed to the hospital in Surrey on Thursday after experiencing chest pains while exercising, but the Mask of Zorro star is feeling better. Banderas, 56, tweeted a selfie with girlfriend Nicole Kempel and wrote, "Disfrutando de la Naturaleza tras un Pequeno susto. Enjoying nature after a startle. Besos." Banderas was kept in observation until doctors ruled that he was safe to leave, according to The Sun. Banderas moved to Surrey after finding that he was growing tired of the party scene of other cities. Talking to Hello!, Banderas admitted he enjoyed the serenity of what England's countryside had to offer. "I find Surrey magical," Antonio told the magazine in the past. "I am not a party person anymore so I have the space and peace to write and really get inside my own head. I'm working on several scripts. "I go cycling in the woods and everyone in Cobham, Weybridge and Esher is incredibly friendly. Above all, I am surrounded by nature. I love watching the deer and foxes that come to my garden." It's no wonder then that Banderas' first activity after returning home was to enjoy nature with Kempel. Prior to dating the model, the Shrek actor was married to Melanie Griffith for 18 years. The two finalized their divorce in 2015 but remain amicable. "Happy Birthday to my ruggedly handsome ex-husband @antoniobanderasoficial I will always love you," Griffith captioned a birthday tribute last year. (Eonline)

Jamie Dornan Sheds His Christian Grey Veneer With a Shaved Head. Jamie Dornan has a new 'do. Weeks ahead of the release of Fifty Shades Darker, the Irish actor was seen walking through Los Angeles International Airport in a casual ensemble complete with a shaved head and full beard. The new look has fans wondering whether the change is due to personal preference or if it's connected to an upcoming role. The 34-year-old father of two is rumored to be starring in next year's Robin Hood along with Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. While we wait to see what exactly inspired the new look, the buzz cut is certainly a departure from the luscious locks and subtle scruff synonymous with his signature character, Christian Grey. On Feb. 10, Dornan returns to the silver screen as the handsome, BDSM-practicing mogul in the second installment of E.L. James' controversial trilogy. While the actor has fielded comparisons to his on-screen counterpart since he first appeared in the role in 2015, hair isn't the only thing that separates the two. "[Christian Grey's] not the sort of bloke I'd get along with," the actor said in an interview with GQ Australia. "All my mates are easy going and quick to laugh -- I wouldn't imagine myself sat in a pub with him. I don't think he would be my type, when it comes to choosing mates." Not only would the two never be friends, but Dornan has no interest in Grey's bedroom behavior. "I'd never seen any form of S&M before this, I had no interest in that world," he told the magazine. "I've always been open-minded and liberal -- I'd never judge anyone's sexual preference. Whatever gets people off is entirely up to them and there's a million different ways to please yourself, sexually." (Eonline)

Mischa Barton was not in her right mind after she says someone spiked her drink with GHB ... and video of the incident shows it was a dire situation. The video -- shot Thursday before she voluntarily went to the hospital -- shows the 31-year-old former 'O.C.' star rambling, then losing her grip on her fence and falling to the ground. Barton told People this was all a reaction to the so-called "date rape" drug -- which someone dropped in her drink while she was celebrating her birthday Wednesday night. (TMZ)

Azealia Banks Posts Rihanna's Phone Number Amid Social Media Feud. Azealia Banks is calling out Rihanna in more ways than one. During a day of digital battle with the Grammy winner, the rapper shared a screenshot of the "Kiss It Better" singer's phone number to her 446,000 followers. "Bombs away!" Banks captioned the photo. The number has since been disconnected and Banks later deleted the screenshot. The move is the most recent amid an ongoing social media feud between the two women that began over the weekend when Azealia directed an Instagram message at Rihanna "and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public." The note was in regard to President Donald Trump's executive order that in part banned citizens from seven countries, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from entering the United States for 90 days. Rihanna previously spoke against the president's actions, tweeting Saturday, "Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!" "As far as Rihanna (who isn't a citizen, and can't vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down," Banks wrote on Instagram. "Stop chastising the president. It's stupid and pathetic to watch. All of these confused people confuse other confused people." The 25-year-old rapper also elaborated on her views regarding border patrol and concluded with comments on killing chickens. In response, Rihanna posted a kissing selfie to her own Instagram account along with the caption, "The face you make when you a immigrant #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens." Banks responded with several more Instagram posts, including two audio recordings arguing with Rihanna about chicken and the screen shot of the pop star's alleged phone number. While it's unclear whether or not it was meant as another response, RiRi posted once more when she shared a snap of herself kissing the camera with the caption, "What u came for." It seems there may be more coming from this celebrity war of words in the days ahead. (Eonline)

Ozzy Osbourne Backtracks on Sex Addiction Admission: "I Just Got Caught, Didn't I?" Ozzy Osbourne wants to take back an admission he made last year after his affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh came to light: He is not a sex addict. In a new interview with The Times, Ozzy says he doesn't have a problem -- it just comes with the territory of being a rock star. "I'm in a f--king rock band, aren't I? There have always been groupies. I just got caught, didn't I?" he muses with the interviewer. "It was a bump in the road. I bet your marriage has bumps in the road too an' all. In any marriage you grow apart if you don't spend enough time together, and that was part of the problem. "I don't think I'm a f--king sex addict." A rep for the Black Sabbath rocker told People in a statement in August that his affair was a result of his addiction, and that there was nothing "emotional" about it. "Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction. He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context," a rep for the singer told the mag. "He would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with," continued the statement. "Out of the bad comes good. Since his relationship with Ms. Pugh was exposed, Ozzy has gone into intense therapy. Ozzy is mortified at what his behavior has done to his family. He thanks God that his incredible wife Sharon is at his side to support him." While on her talk show The Talk, Sharon opened up about his admission. "He's working at it," she told her audience at the time. "It's hard because it affects the whole family. And it's quite embarrassing to talk about." Ozzy and Sharon initially separated in May, but they ultimately worked out their issues and got their marriage "back on track." Now, Ozzy says their marriage is just fine. "Yes, we did [reconcile]. Things are fine now," he says. "She was just here for the weekend. She'd be with me now, but she's got more f--king work than I have. She's unstoppable." Their 33-year marriage has had its fair set of trials and tribulations, and Ozzy knows his wife deserves the credit for making it work. She has stood by his side in the darkest of times, even after he nearly killed her in 1989. "Oh yeah, that. That was my worst nightmare," he admits. "That's the power of addiction. That was who we used to call Bad Ozzy. I became another person and Sharon could see that. But she stood by me." He claims his wandering eye started as a result of Sharon's busy schedule. "She's stronger than me or any man, for sure. I am more needy," says Ozzy in The Times. "Sharon is a workaholic and that's great. But if she comes home from X Factor and wants to go to bed, what the f--k am I supposed to do? I'm sitting with my thumb in my arse waiting for her, aren't I? That's why men do stupid things, when they're on their own." But when asked if his wife could have groupies of her own, Ozzy is quick to hope no. "I dunno. You better ask her," he says. "Sharon have groupies? She'd better not. I'd go f--king mental." (Eonline)

Mary Tyler Moore died from cardiopulmonary arrest ... brought on by 3 other serious medical conditions ... this according to the death certificate. According to the death certificate, obtained by TMZ, the contributing factors to her death last week were aspiration pneumonia, hypoxia (lack of oxygen to her tissues) and diabetes mellitus. Cardiopulmonary arrest is when the heart stops beating. It technically is not a heart attack. TMZ broke the story, the 80-year-old actress died in a Connecticut hospital after life support was withdrawn. Family sources say she had been suffering greatly in the weeks before her death. The death certificate shows Moore was pronounced dead at 2:15 PM on January 25. There was no autopsy. (TMZ)

Mary Tyler Moore Laid to Rest at Private Connecticut Funeral. Mary Tyler Moore has been laid to rest. The life of the iconic television star, who passed away at 80 years old on Wednesday, was honored by family and friends at a quiet funeral on Sunday in Fairfield, Conn., according to CT Post. Fairfield Police confirmed to WNBC that a handful of officers were "on hand" at Oak Lawn Cemetery, though there were no disruptions for the group of people gathered to mourn the late actress. According to the newspaper, a brief service took place in a white chapel on the property and Moore was later interred at a grave adorned with an angel statue. While the ceremony was closed to the public, fans were able to pay their respect to the star later on in the afternoon. The Oscar-nominated actress of Mary Tyler Moore Show fame passed away after reportedly battling health issues related to diabetes. "Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine," her rep said in a statement to E! News. "A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile." The Brooklyn-born star rose to fame on The Dick Van Dyke Show and later became one of the first depictions of independent working women on television. Following a handful of Golden Globe and Emmy wins for the signature performance, Moore went on to act in dozens more television shows and films lasting into her 70s. Bernadette Peters, one of the celebrity attendees at Moore's funeral according to the newspaper, told E! News in a statement, "She was a brilliant, sensitive, iconic actor and a precious friend to me. There are no words to describe how I cherished our friendship. I will miss her dearly." (Eonline)

Former "Rent" star Daphne Rubin-Vega is having a serious case of deja vu -- she's beefing with her real-life landlord for raising her real-life rent. In a lawsuit, Daphne and her husband say the landlord's bypassing rent control laws, and annually jacking up the monthly rent on their NYC apartment. They were paying $1,800/month in 1997, but say they shelled out $5,141.28/month in 2016. It's gotta feel familiar for Daphne who, as Mimi Marquez in the original "Rent" cast, struggled to survive in NYC. She's suing for damages and wants a judge to rule her apartment building should be subject to rent control. Remember the love? Apparently not in Daphne's crib. (TMZ)


Katy Perry Prepares to Launch Line of Shoes Stamped With Her Signature Roar. Katy Perry has put her heart and sole into this new project. Along with being a celebrated songstress, the 13-time Grammy nominee has also evolved into a fashionista all her own over the course of more than a decade in the spotlight. Now, after four years of research and development, the 32-year-old CoverGirl spokeswoman is gearing up to launch an eponymous shoe line, complete with touches of the pop star from heel to toe. "You are what you wear, right?" she told Footwear News. "It's one of those things where I really love the line and I'm excited by it. It's not like you'll never see me in a pair of Adidas slides ever again. And you'll [probably still] see me on the streets wearing Uggs." While she won't be ditching her comfort, Perry will be bringing her quirky sense of style to her millions of fans all over the world by way of playful and colorful pairs of pumps, sneakers, boots and sandals, including ones with cigar-shaped heels inspired by her visit to Cuba and elements of currency infused throughout the collection. However, she promises buyers won't have to part with too much currency to add the shoes to their closet. "Not everybody is rich, and not everybody is excessive," she told the magazine. "And everybody has more important things to spend their money on -- whether it's their children, or their family or their health. At the end of the day, your personality shouldn't be so expensive to display." According to Footwear News, the collection's price point ranges from $59 to $299. To launch the line, the singer partnered with Global Brands Group, the branding company behind fellow fashion names like Sam Edelman, Vince Camuto and Michael Kors. The shoes will launch in the spring with Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Amazon and Zappos already signed on to sell the shoes. While it's virtually impossible to connect with all of her followers in person, Perry often uses her style -- including her shoes -- to show her fans who she is. "Here's the thing: When I'm working or promoting music, or onstage, I don't get the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation or meet everybody individually," Perry told the magazine. "So the way I present myself can set the tone. It could be a conversation opener, just by my shoes or by the way I wear my nails -- it could be [my form of] hello." As Perry looks forward to launching the line, she plans to say hello to more of the business end of fashion over time -- not without plenty of practice, of course. "I want to learn a lot, master it and become a serious contributor in the fashion world," she said. "[I don't want] to be a celebrity who overindulges and takes advantage of their position." (Eonline)

Miss France Iris Mittenaere Crowned Miss Universe 2017. Bring out the tiara, because there is a new Miss Universe to crown. At the beginning of Sunday night's pageant, women representing 86 countries from across the globe competed in the annual competition. But as so many viewers know, there can only be one winner. Congratulations are in order for Miss France Iris Mittenaere. The 23-year-old, who is pursuing her degree in Dental Surgery, wowed the judges with her brains, beauty and charisma during the competition. Three days of preliminary interviews along with a swimsuit and evening gown presentation show took place before the live broadcast. Soon after, the semi-finalists were named and went on to compete in swimwear, evening gown, final question and final look. Miss Haiti and Miss Columbia rounded out the top 3. Steve Harvey returned to host the evening broadcast from the Mall of Asia Arena in The Philippines. At the very beginning of the show, the talk-show host poked fun at last year's oops by joking about an escape plan. "I know what you're thinking, 'Is that the guy from last year? Did they bring back the guy from last year?'" he joked. "When you make a mistake you just have to keep moving forward." Ultimately, there were no problems from the host as he helped the show go off without a hitch. Flo Rida and Boys ll Men performed as Ashley Graham served as Backstage Host. (Eonline)

Miss Universe 2016: This Is What Happened When Steve Harvey Announced Miss Colombia as a Finalist. Well, this was a lot less awkward than we expected. Steve Harvey came back to host the 2016 Miss Universe pageant, and after last pageant's on-air mistake, you can imagine how many could've wanted to look away with the 60-year-old host called Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar as one of the top 13 finalists. We have to give them some serious props for taking what could've been a really awkward situation and turning it into a funny moment. Once the beauty queen made her way near Harvey he let out, "Oh, God. Congratulations." She simply smiled and said, "Thank you so much. Don't worry. Hug me!" Harvey's reply was, "Yes, I want you to marry my son." Then Harvey asked a question that he probably didn't really want the answer to, "Listen, I want to ask this one myself. How do people in Colombia feel about Steve Harvey?" The audience laughed. "A lot of people hate you. But you know I love you," she said before proceeding in Spanish. "The most important thing is--that I forgive you in the name of my country because know to commit an error is to be human." Applause from the crowd met her heartfelt statement, but Harvey seemed to have not understood what she said because he responded with a shocked face and jokingly said, "Was that a death threat? Thank you, Columbia. Little shook right now." Because how could we forget when the host awarded Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez with the crown instead of the rightful champion Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach, the Internet had a field day. Ultimately, he tearfully apologized on his talk show while returning as host. We're glad this big oops is behind them! (Eonline)

Paris Jackson signs with big shot manager. Paris Jackson signed with Rod Stewart's power manager, who's guided the careers of legends such as Guns N' Roses, Prince and Bette Midler, Page Six has learned, as Jackson weighs offers in the wake of her Rolling Stone interview and Paris fashion week appearances. Spies said Stewart and Cyndi Lauper were at lunch last week with Stewart's manager Arnold Stiefel after the singers announced their new hot-ticket tour together. "They were taking a breather after announcing their upcoming joint summer tour, with Stewart's longtime manager," said a spy. "The conversation included Lauper's hit 'Kinky Boots' and Stewart's recent knighthood .?.?. but the bulk of [it] focused on Stiefel's newest client, Paris." The source added, "Along with reminiscences of Paris' superstar dad, Stewart and Lauper also wished Stiefel luck with the barrage of offers coming Paris' way." Jackson was spotted rubbing elbows at haute couture fashion week with Carine Roitfeld, Carla Bruni, Bella Hadid and A$AP Rocky. Stiefel Entertainment's Tom Hamilton -- described as a "model-handsome, man-bunned 31-year-old manager" -- was with her, we hear. On Friday night in LA, Jackson was expected at Harper's Bazaar's 150th anniversary at the Sunset Tower Hotel, but buzz at the bash was that she'd been cast that day by Lee Daniels for his Fox series "Star." She was also interviewed, fashion sources said, by Candace Bushnell for a Bazaar cover story. Rolling Stone reported she's "for now, a model, an actress, a work in progress," and "plays a few instruments, writes and sings songs .?.?. but isn't sure if she'll ever pursue a recording contract." Though she did perform a couple acoustic tunes for the mag, and said her dad "introduced me to Tchaikovsky and Debussy, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Temptations, Tupac, Run-DMC" as well as Slash and Van Halen. We hear Stewart and Lauper were also plotting their upcoming moves at the lunch, including duets of classic soul tunes. Sir Rod also showed Stiefel the medal presented to him by Prince William, which he proudly wore under his shirt. (PageSix)

Lily Tomlin Celebrates 2017 SAG Awards Win: "I'm Just About Drunk!" Lily Tomlin was feeling "fabulous" at the 2017 SAG Awards -- and rightfully so! Dolly Parton presented Tomlin with the Life Achievement Award; their fellow 9 to 5 co-star Jane Fonda skipped the ceremony, as she was feeling under the weather. Tomlin earned big laughs during her acceptance speech, in which she shared lessons she's learned over the years. "Don't leave the house when you're drunk. And if you're already out there, well, you must learn to tell when you've had too much to drink," she told the audience. "Listen to your friends when they stop talking to you and start talking about you -- saying things like, 'Did she have a purse?'" E! News' Zuri Hall caught up with Tomlin backstage, who said her post-show plans include "just continuing with Grace and Frankie." Unlike some stars, the 77-year-old said, "I don't have any plans to slow down -- although lots of people can cause me to slow down. You just don't know." Tomlin said she was "already celebrating," her win. "I'm just about drunk. I'm going to fall. I'm just sort of exaggerating, but I will be drunk soon. I should drop like a rock right now. Thump!" Imitating Hall, Tomlin joked, "'We'll cut back to our headquarters now; get her out of here.'" Jokes aside, Tomlin added that she was excited to see her friend Meryl Streep cheering her on from the front. "That just about put me away," she told E! News. "Even though I did a movie with her, she's so fantastic. She's just intimidating. You're a little bit trepidatious about it. There she was, and I spoke directly to her, and I felt like I had crossed through a passage of life." (Eonline)

Millie Bobby Brown has a new actor in her life: Jeff, her SAG-AFTRA statuette! After Sunday's awards show, the Stranger Things actress, 12, celebrated her cast's big win by posting a selfie video from inside her car. "Okay everyone, we just won a SAG award for best ensemble in a drama series! I am so grateful, thank you everyone, and meet Jeff," she said while showing off the solid bronze trophy that stands 16 inches tall and weighs over 12 lbs. Brown was spotted wiping away tears backstage, moments after her costar David Harbour's impassioned acceptance speech. From winning their first awards season nod to rubbing elbows and taking selfies with Hollywood A-listers, the Stranger Things starlets, including Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp, were undoubtedly the life of the party. Brown, who wore a custom Armani gown and a stunning jeweled Jennifer Behr headband, also had a great time presenting the Orange Is the New Black cast with their Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series awards. The British beauty and costar Winona Ryder also competed against each other for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series. (People)

Sarah Hyland Misses SAG Awards 2017 and Cites "Health Reasons." Sarah Hyland announced Sunday she had fallen ill and had therefore canceled plans to attend the 2017 SAG Awards that day. The 26-year-old actress and the rest of the cast of ABC's Modern Family are nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, marking the show's eighth nomination. Hyland had attended every SAG Awards ceremony since 2010. "Sad to say I will not be attending the sag awards today for some health reasons," the actress wrote on Instagram. "So I leave you all with an adorable picture from last years @sagawards. Ps. You know my dress was gonna be turnt too." Hyland posted a photo of herself kissing longtime boyfriend and Vampire Academy co-star Dominic Sherwood at the 2016 SAG Awards. She wore a strapless indigo-colored J.Mendel dress with a thigh-high slit. Hyland and Sherwood had attended a post-2017 Golden Globes party on Jan. 8, which marked the last time the actress had been photographed publicly. If Modern Family wins the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at Sunday's ceremony, it would mark the show's fifth win in that category. (Eonline)

After winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for supporting actress Sunday night, Viola Davis was asked whether she thought that the increase in black acting Oscar nominees this year was a direct response to last year's #OscarSoWhite backlash. "There's a lot of typecasting -- age, sex, color, dark-skinned, light-skinned," said Davis, who won outstanding supporting actress for "Fences." "Response to OscarSoWhite? No. I think that every nominee from Naomie Harris to Octavia Spencer to 'Hidden Figures' to 'Fences' to 'Moonlight' to Mahershala Ali are up there because they deserve to be there. They're not there because of the color of their skin. They put in the work. So the answer to that is no." Davis is nominated for an Oscar for best-supporting actress at next month's Academy Awards for "Fences" alongside Harris, Spencer, Nicole Kidman, and Michelle Williams. "February 27 is gonna come, and now what?" Davis said. "Is it just going to be a trend to talk about inclusion -- and I'd rather say inclusion than diversity -- or is it going to be a norm that we're all part of the narrative, that all of our stories deserve to be told, and that art indeed has to reflect life and our culture? And people are going to demand it. We're not 'The Brady Bunch' anymore. We're 'Black-ish.' We're 'Fresh Off the Boat.' We're 'Jane the Virgin.' We're 'Stranger Things.' We're a hodgepodge of races and sexes and sexualities." Davis, who won an Emmy in 2015 for her work on ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" also talked about the continuing dearth of opportunities for people of color in leading roles. "I saw an absence of women who look like me on TV eight years ago," she said. "And to tell you the truth, we're still sort of absent in leading roles, especially if you're darker than a paper bag." (Page Six)

While protesters, upset about Iraqi refugees being detained, raged outside JFK Airport on Saturday, Yoko Ono was bringing peace to the Delta lounge. Ono was spotted in the Sky Lounge ahead of a flight to Reykjavik, Iceland, where she previously lit the Imagine Peace Tower in memory of John Lennon. A spy said Ono -- wearing a brown fur vest, big brown sunglasses and a cloche hat -- was sitting in the quiet room drinking coffee and eating chicken and sweet potatoes. (Page Six)

No swimsuit, no problem! Kourtney Kardashian went nude for her latest Snapchat post, and shared a photo of herself skinny-dipping. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star gave fans a glimpse of her cheeky side with the image, taken from behind, in which she's is slipping into the water for a late-night swim. "GODDESS," she captioned the photo that was posted on Sunday, January 29. Kardashian, 37, is vacationing in Costa Rica with her family and her ex Scott Disick. On Friday, January 27, he proudly shared a picture of his baby mama wearing a revealing swimsuit, while adjusting their 4-year-old daughter Penelope's headphones. Kardashian, who also shares sons, Mason, 6, and Reign, 2, with Disick, flaunted her fabulous body in a white bikini, during their getaway too. She treated her 52 million followers to a black and white photo of her wearing the revealing two piece. Kardashian is joined in Central America by sisters Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. (US Weekly)

'Hamilton' ticket lottery doubles number of $10 seats. Delivering on a vow made last June, "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller confirmed Sunday that the Broadway production will double the number of $10 seats available via lottery for each performance. Beginning Tuesday, 46 seats per performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre will be available on the day-of, through the musical's digital lottery. "With #EduHam and #Ham4Ham, we now sell 39,136 seats each year in NYC for $10; we will also sell 38,720 seats this year in Chicago for $10," Seller said. "I'm happy to report that "Hamilton" is, indeed, for everyone." The New York figure accounts for approximately 7 per cent of available seats. In June, Seller said that the top price for tickets to "Hamilton" would also double, to a record $849 for some 200 premium seats per performance, or about 15 percent of available seats. The hit musical about America's "foundling Founding Father" has been posting ticket sales topping $2 million per week at the 1,321-seat theater, surpassing shows including "Wicked" and "The Lion King" that are also hits running in larger venues. (PageSix)

Kerry Washington Explains the Meaning of Her 2017 SAG Awards Safety Pin. Kerry Washington was dressed to impress at the 2017 SAG Awards. Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her role in Confirmation, Washington walked the red carpet in an off-the-shoulder Cavalli Couture gown. The actress finished her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. Prior to strutting her stuff, Washington shared a picture of a Safety Pin on Instagram. "I'll be wearing one of these tonight. On my arm. To show solidarity. We will not stop fighting for our safety & the safety of our fellow citizens and human beings," the star wrote. "#NoBanNoWall." Washington elaborated on its significance while talking to Brad Goreski on E!'s Live From the Red Carpet. "I want to tell you about my special accessory, which is a safety pin on my dress," she said. It is a "symbol of solidarity and standing up for people who are feeling endangered at this time: people of color, [the] LGTBQ community, women. So, it's just my little accessory to say we have to stick together and show up for each other, because I happen to be at an award show tonight, and there's other things going on in the world that are a little more important." Nominees like Simon Helberg made similar political statements on the red carpet, while many winners, like Mahershala Ali and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, addressed the immigration ban onstage. But the evening wasn't all political. Washington -- who made a rare red carpet appearance with her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha -- also discussed the return of ABC's Scandal with Goreski. "It was so fun to be back on Twitter with our friends, with our gladiators. We've missed everyone! It was really good to be back," she said of the hit Shonda Rhimes series, which returned for its sixth season Jan. 26. "People were excited about that first episode. We loved it; we're happy other people did, too." Live-tweeting can be "a lot," Washington admitted, "but I'm so grateful for it. We wouldn't have a show if it wasn't for our fans. So, whatever we can do to give back, I'm very, very grateful for." (Eonline)


Camila Cabello Gives First TV Performance Since Leaving Fifth Harmony. Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello is moving right along. Camila took the stage with rapper Machine Gun Kelly Monday for a live performance of "Bad Things" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Although the song was released when Camila was still a part of the girl group, this is her first time performing it as a solo artist. The song has hit its peak position this week, on the Billboard Top 100 at No. 6. Camila left Fifth Harmony in December, with hopes of pursing her career as a solo artist. Her departure started a series of back and forth statements between Camila and her former bandmates, who claimed they were informed of her decision by her representatives. Camila also released a statement refuting those claims. Fifth Harmony took the stage for the first time as a foursome at the 2017 People's Choice Awards . The group performed "Work From Home" without Camila's verse. After their performance, they accepted the award for Favorite Group by teasing upcoming music. "We love you, guys," Lauren Jauregui said. "So much to come, so stay tuned." (Eonline)

Miranda Lambert started 'drinking a little extra' after her divorce. Miranda Lambert made the decision not to speak to the press about her divorce from Blake Shelton in 2015. Instead, the fiercely private country star put everything into her new record "The Weight of These Wings." However, at an intimate show at Joe's Bar in Chicago last week, Lambert gave the audience a little insight into how she dealt with the end of her marriage. "I got divorced so I started drinking a little extra," she told the crowd before singing her song "Ugly Lights." "I found myself in Midtown in Nashville three nights in a row at like last call and with the lights coming on, and I'd be sitting there," she said of the inspiration behind "Ugly Lights." "So I wrote a song about it." In a short clip posted to Instagram late last year, the singer shared why she won't spill on split. "I feel really strongly about the only talking I needed to do, I've done and it's on tape," Lambert shared. "All the parts of me, the parts of the pain I went through, everything that happens to a person in their life -- especially in the last couple years for me -- is on this record." (PageSix)

Fifth Harmony canceled their singing gig at the NHL All-Star game after Dinah became sick and had to be treated by paramedics ... TMZ has learned. Sources at The Staples Center tell us the girls were prepping to sing the National Anthem at Saturday's game when Dinah fell physically ill. We're told someone from the dressing room asked for paramedics who put Dinah on a stretcher. Our sources say Dinah was evaluated by EMTs but the decision was ultimately made not to transport her to a hospital. We're told the foursome left the arena together. (TMZ)

Celine Dion's guest appearance on "The Voice" has been a long time coming, but it's not going down exactly how the show originally wanted it ... TMZ has learned. Our 'Voice' sources tell us Celine's been approached to do the gig a few times, but politely declined given the demanding schedule of her Las Vegas residency. We're told she was first approached to be a full-time judge in the rotating chair like Adam Levine or Blake Shelton, but since it's a several month-long commitment, Celine declined. She's accepted an offer to coach since it only requires two days of filming. As for getting in the rotating chair in the future, NBC knows they'd have to cough up a lot of dough since she banks so much off her Vegas shows, so it's probably not going to happen. Regardless, "The Voice" will go on ... (TMZ)

Ed Sheeran Gets His 'Rocky' On in Boxing-Focused 'Shape of You' Video. A week after dropping the youthful travelogue video for "Castle on the Hill,"Ed Sheeran followed up on Monday morning (Jan. 30) with the clip for the other single from his upcoming Divide (March 3) album, the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash "Shape of You." Shot in Seattle and directed by Jason Koenig, the visual is proof that the couple that sweats together stays together. It stars Ed as an aspiring boxer who hits the heavy bag at a gym alongside his girlfriend and fellow puncher, played by Fresh Pair actress Jennie Pegouskie. The first line of the song explains why this sparring-focused affair makes sense: "The club isn't the best place to find a lover/ So the bar is where I go." Except this time, Ed, who recently revealed in an interview that he packed on 50 pounds while drinking beers on his year-long hiatus, is focused on fitness and getting ripped. Well, except for the bit where he and Jennie hit a pub after an intense workout for a gigantic plate of fish and chips, which is not the recommended typical post-workout snack. Cue some adorable couple's sparring, a Rocky-like training sequence fueled by Jennie disappearing and a Fight Club-style underground battle you won't believe. Check it out: Sheeran will be the musical guest on the February 11 episode of Saturday Night Live, which will be hosted by 17-timer Alec Baldwin, whose Donald Trump impersonation has drawn the ire of the president. The "Shape of You" video had already racked up nearly 500,000 views in the first few hours after it was posted. (Billboard)

Ed Sheeran, Kasey Chambers Rule Australia's Charts. Ed Sheeran holds down the top two slots on Australia's singles chart for a third week while alt-country queen Kasey Chambers snags her fifth No. 1 on the national albums chart. Sheeran "Shape Of You" (Asylum/Warner) and "Castle On The Hill" stay at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the ARIA Singles Chart (and on the national Streaming Singles chart) and both tracks are now gold certified (35,000-plus units). Former chart-topper "Rockabye" (EastWest/Warner), by British trio Clean Bandit with features from Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, is once again relegated to third place by Sheeran's comeback tracks, while The Chainsmokers' nostalgic "Paris" (Columbia/Sony) rises 6-4 for the U.S. EDM duo's fifth top five single Down Under. Zayn & Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" (Republic/Universal) dips 4-5 on this week's survey, but a further slide down the chart should be arrested following the release last Friday of its slick official video. Just days after Amy Shark's "Adore" scored the No. 2 position in Triple J's public-voted Hottest 100 countdown," the Aussie singer is swimming up the chart. "Adore" soars 42-13, a new peak. The ARIA Albums Chart is ruled this week by Kasey Chambers 11th studio set Dragonfly (Warner), which flies straight to the top spot. Guests on the double-album include Ed Sheeran, Grizzly Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban, Foy Vance and Kelly, the ARIA Hall of Famer and Australia Day honoree who produced the first disc at The Sing Sing Sessions (the second was produced by Kasey's brother Nash Chambers at The Foggy Mountain Sessions). Chambers has previously topped the survey with Barricades & Brickwalls (February 2002), Wayward Angel (June 2004), Carnival (June 2004) and the collaboration with her ex Shane Nicholson, Rattlin' Bones (April 2008). The Trolls (RCA/Sony) soundtrack holds at No. 2 this week, the Sing (Universal) soundtrack improves 4-3, the Moana (Walt Disney/Universal) soundtrack rises 5-4 and Adele's nine-time platinum certified 25 (XL/Inertia) -- the market's best-seller in 2016 and 2015 -- elevates 6-5 in its 62nd week on the chart. AFI has one of the week's strongest debuts with AFI (The Blood Album), the American alternative rock act's 10th album. It's new at No. 12, for their fourth top 50. (Billboard)

Carly Rae Jepsen Perform Canada's National Anthem at NHL All-Star Game. When Fifth Harmony canceled their performance of the U.S. national anthem before the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, attention turned to Carly Rae Jepsen and her own presentation. She didn't disappoint. The "Call Me Maybe" singer, almost unrecognizable in short-cropped blonde hair, delivered a rousing rendition of her country's national anthem, "O Canada" at the Staples Center Sunday night in Los Angeles. Courtney Daniels replaced Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and pulled off a great save. (Billboard)


Ocean's Eight: The First Official Photo of the All-Female Cast. Nothing to see here, right? Just eight women commuting via the New York City subway. Except these are no ordinary women. Warner Bros. has released the first official photo from Ocean's Eight, showing cast members Awkwafina, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Rihanna riding the rails. The studio also confirmed what fans already know: the group will attempt "to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala." To do so, Debbie Ocean (Bullock) needs an all-star crew: Constance (Awkwafina), Lou (Blanchett), Rose (Bonham Carter), Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), Amita (Kaling), Tammy (Paulson) and Nine Ball (Rihanna). Word on the street is that Debbie's brother is none other than Danny Ocean (George Clooney). Whether Clooney will reprise his role in the female-driven movie is a mystery...for now, at least. Not that there aren't enough stars in Ocean's Eight. Hailey Baldwin, Derek Blasberg, Katie Holmes, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Zayn Malik, Olivia Munn, Zac Posen, Lauren Santo Domingo, Alexander Wang and Anna Wintour all filmed scenes at the Met Gala. And Matt Damon will reprise his role as Linus Caldwell from the Ocean's Eleven films, joining newcomers Richard Armitage, James Corden and Damian Lewis. Director Gary Ross co-wrote the Ocean's Eight script with Olivia Milch. Just don't expect to see a trailer anytime soon: the film doesn't hit theaters until June 8, 2018. It's a wonder no major plot points have been leaked, given that the paparazzi documented the cast's every move after filming began in the fall of 2016. "With that group of women, I've never felt so infamous in my life. Like, I thought I was pretty cool," Kaling said on NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers in December. "People think I'm Sandra Bullock's assistant and they're like, 'Get out of the way! We need to bring Sandra her matcha tea.' I'm like, 'I'm in a scene with her. I'm not her assistant.' Then I'm like, 'OK! Whatever. I'll give her her matcha tea. Might as well.'" (Eonline)

First Look: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce in 'The Wife' Elizabeth McGovern, Harry Lloyd and Annie Stark also star in the adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's novel. Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce play a married couple at a breaking point in The Wife, the first image from which was released Monday. Based on Meg Wolitzer's novel and directed by Berlin Silver Bear winner Bjorn Runge (Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth), the film sees six-time Academy Award nominee Close as Joan Castleman, wife of one of America's preeminent novelists (played by Pryce) who is about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. But after decades spent ignoring her own literary talents to focus on his, she finally decides that enough is enough. Production on the project, which also stars Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything) and Annie Stark (Bastards, Albert Nobbs), wrapped in mid-December. It was adapted by Jane Anderson. Brokered by Embankment Films -- Silver Reel, Creative Scotland, Film Vast, Chimney, the Swedish Film Institute and SF Studios financed the production. Producers are Rosalie Swedlin for Anonymous Content, Meta Louise Foldager Sorensen for Meta Film, Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford for Tempo Productions, Piodor Gustafsson for Spark Film and Television and Claudia Bluemhuber for Silver Reel. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jordan Belfort Says He Knew 'Wolf of Wall Street' Producers Were "F -- ing Criminals". The original Wolf of Wall Street claims that "Leo got sucked in" to the corruption scandal now engulfing the hit 2013 film, but says he "knew it, it was obvious." When The Wolf of Wall Street last year became engulfed in the multibillion-dollar Malaysian corruption scandal, the irony of a film about a major real-life financial fraud allegedly being funded by another wasn't lost on anyone, least of all its original author. Jordan Belfort, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2013 film about his own illegal activities that would lead him to spend 22 months in prison, has now said that he sensed something fraudulent about production company Red Granite right from the start. "If you look at the movie, for instance: the movie's a huge success, and then it turns out the guys who financed it were criminals. And this guy Jho Low," he said in an interview with "Leo [DiCaprio] got sucked in. Leo's an honest guy. But I met these guys, and said to Anne [Koppe, Belfort's fiancee and business partner], these guys are f -- ing criminals." Low, the controversial Malaysian businessman at the heart of the scandal, didn't have a role within Red Granite, but was a long-term associate of its co-founder Riza Aziz, the stepson of the prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak. Both were named in a major U.S. Justice Department complaint issued in July that alleges hundreds of millions were siphoned from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund into, among other things, the production company's accounts. Belfort also discussed the now-notorious Cannes party in 2011 where Red Granite announced The Wolf of Wall Street. "They flew me to Cannes four or five months after they bought the movie, and they wanted to announce it in Cannes," he said. "It hadn't even gone into production yet, and they threw a launch party. They must have spent $3 million on a launch party. They flew in Kanye West, and I said to Anne, this is a fucking scam, anybody who does this has stolen money.' You wouldn't spend money you worked for like that." Also in the Justice Department complaint are allegations that 1MDB money was used during a gambling trip in Vegas, a trip Belfort says he was invited to attend. "They offered me money and everything to go to Vegas. A lot of money. Like $500,000, which I really could've used. I was like, I can't do it. Leo went, Margot [Robbie] went," he said. "I refused to go. And because of that I'm not mentioned in the articles. I've learned my lesson. It's all Red Granite. They tried to offer me money and give me things, I never even spoke to these guys. I was like, 'I don't need these f -- ing people.' I knew it, it was so obvious." Red Granite -- which recently wrapped production on the Charlie Hunnam-starring Papillon remake -- offered a statement following July's complaint asserting that, to its knowledge, "none of the funding it received four years ago was in any way illegitimate," adding that it was cooperating with all inquiries and was confident Aziz and Red Granite would be proved to have done "nothing wrong." (Hollywood Reporter)

Clive Owen to Star on Broadway in 'M. Butterfly'. The fall 2017 revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning drama will mark visionary director Julie Taymor's first Broadway project since 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' Clive Owen will return to Broadway in the fall, starring in a revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning 1988 drama about gender, race and deception, M. Butterfly, to be directed by Julie Taymor. Taking on a role played by John Lithgow, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Irons, among others, Owen will play Rene Gallimard, a married French diplomat in 1960s Beijing, infatuated with a beautiful opera performer who spies on him for the Chinese government. Their scandalous relationship continues for 20 years, with Gallimard remaining in willful denial about his lover's true identity. "M. Butterfly offers a novel challenge with its inherent mystery and astonishing storyline," said Owen, who made his Broadway debut in 2015 in Harold Pinter's Old Times. "I'm looking forward to diving into the mind of Rene Gallimard, and I can think of no one better than the brilliant Julie Taymor to bring this wonderful, daring, original play to life." Casting for the second lead role of enigmatic opera star Song Liling is to be announced. The play was inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera star Shi Pei Pu, as well as by Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly. It premiered on Broadway in 1988 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning three, including best play, and ran for almost two years. For this first major New York revival, Hwang will introduce new material that has come to light about the story's origins since the drama's premiere. "M. Butterfly is like a Chinese puzzle, with layer upon layer of meaning," said Taymor. "The more deeply you explore it, the more its essence is revealed. This version is proving to be a true metamorphosis." The revival will mark Taymor's first Broadway project since the rocky experience of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in 2011, when she was fired by producers during a closely scrutinized extended preview period plagued by accidents and creative conflicts. Since then, she has directed acclaimed off-Broadway productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Grounded, a solo play that starred Anne Hathaway. Taymor won two Tonys (direction and costume design) for her groundbreaking staging for Disney of The Lion King, a global blockbuster that has become the highest-grossing entertainment property in history, earning over $1.3 billion on Broadway alone. The production will hit its 20th anniversary on Broadway this fall. Lead producers on M. Butterfly are Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman and Doug Morris. The revival will open Oct. 26 at a Broadway theater to be announced. (Hollywood Reporter)


The Affair Season 3 Finale Apparently Forgot Why People Actually Like The Afair. Raise your hand if Noah is at the bottom of your list of characters you watch The Affair for. Keep your hand raised if you're a little thrown off by The Affair's finale, which focused entirely on Noah (Dominic West), his fractured relationship with his daughter, his hatred of his daughter's asshole boyfriend with the funny name, his love for a French lady with an Alzheimer's-stricken husband, and the demise of said Alzheimer's-stricken husband. Alzheimer's is no laughing matter and it's a plight that deserves a spotlight, but that was weird. Apparently Noah can't help but get involved with women who are dealing with tragedies in their personal lives. Is that what we're supposed to take from this? Helen (Maura Tierney) was almost nowhere to be found. Cole (Joshua Jackson) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) were totally MIA, but at least we got to see Noah make out with a French woman whose husband just died. Somehow, after being released from prison, Noah was able to travel to Paris, where everyone spoke a lot of French, and somebody thought we were really invested in the life of Juliette (Irene Jacob). We weren't. In fact we spent the 20ish minutes that were devoted to her wondering where our faves had gone. For a minute, Juliette's husband was lucid again. Then he wasn't, and then he died. She made out with Noah, kept running into her judgy friends on the street, and then she read his book. Who cares? Meanwhile, Noah discovered that Whitney's (Julia Goldani Telles) sleazy older boyfriend, Furkat, had an art show in Paris, and she was there too. But Noah doesn't know her, and he doesn't care, so he should just go away. Later, he witnessed Furkat go on about how much he loved "f--king" Whitney, right before he slapped her in the face. Noah was about to go off, but Whitney dragged him away, and they had a heart to heart by the river about love and what a real man is supposed to do. Noah's the worst example of a "real man," but it was a convo that needed to be had, and finally, we cared about something that was happening. It was actually cute. Finally, they flew back to the US together, and he made sure she got home safely. He didn't go inside, but Helen did wave to him, and his son wanted to hang out with him, so that's nice for him, we guess. Glad we got to watch a man sort of reconnect with his children and accept the fact that he's been an asshole. Noah got into a cab. The driver asked where he was going. The screen went black. We've never cared less. What did you think? Were you as thrown off as we were? The Affair will return to Showtime later this year. (Eonline)

Outlander Season 3 Adds Two Key Players, Including Jamie's New Confidante. Ready for a small rain shower of scoop in this Droughtlander? Outlander has cast two more roles for season three, E! News has learned, with Gary Young and Charlie Hiett joining the Starz's hit when it returns later this year. Young is set to take on the role of Mr. Willoughby, while Hiett will be playing Captain Thomas Leonard. Per Starz, Mr. Mr. Willoughby is a Chinese man with a deep knowledge of Eastern medicine who speaks English well but hides it when it suits him. A talented poet in exile, with an even deeper love of women, Willoughby even more of an outsider than Claire (Caitriona Balfe) in 18th century Scotland. Fans can expect him to become a confidante of Jamie's (Sam Heughan). As for Captain Thomas Leonard, he's the "inexperienced, by-the-book de facto captain of the Artemis. Promoted quickly due to the untimely deaths of his commanding officers, Leonard takes his job very seriously, though it weighs heavily on his young shoulders. A third lieutenant, he never thought he would be the captain of a man-of-war ship. Above all, he wants to do what is right by the British Navy -- whether or not it is right by his own personal morals." Season three began filming in August 2016 in Scotland, but production is set to move to South Africa in March. Other new additions for the third season include David Berry as John William Grey, Cesar Domboy, who was cast as the older version of Fergus, the French pickpocket who Jamie and Claire took under their wing in season two, and Lauren Lyle as Marsali, one of Laoghaire's (Nell Hudson) young daughters. Plus, John Bell is set to take on the role of Young Ian Murray, and Wil Johnson will play Joe Abernathy. Plus, Hannah James has been cast as Geneva Dunsany and Tanya Reynolds will play Isobel Dunsany. Season three will pick up right after Claire returns to her life in 1948, pregnant and struggling with the repercussions of her sudden reappearance. Meanwhile, back in the 18th century, Jamie is suffering with the aftermath of the battle of Culloden and the loss of Claire. But years pass and Jamie and Claire attempt to rebuild their lives apart, however, their love doesn't disappear. Can they find their way back to one another? And if they do, will they be the same people who parted ways? Outlander's third season will premiere later this year on Starz. (Eonline)

Ezra Bloom's Life Is About to Go From Bad to Worse in This Imposters Sneak Peek. You might think that things couldn't get much worse after finding out that your wife isn't at all the person you thought she was, she's left you and that she's cleared out your life savings in one fell swoop. But poor Ezra Bloom is about to have his world rocked even further. In this sneak peek at the series premiere of Bravo's newest scripted series Imposters, exclusive to E! News, a knock on the door will make clear to a despondent and suicidal Ezra (Rob Heaps) that he's not even Ava's (Inbar Lavi) only mark. "Who are you?" he asks the shifty FBI agent pinning him to the floor (Parker Young), after it's clear the man knows much more about Ava -- or whoever she is -- than he should. "I'm her husband," he growls back. Do we smell a take-down team-up? We think we do. Ava better watch out. Imposters follow Maddie (aka Ava), a persona shifting con-artist who leaves her unwitting victims as down and out as Ezra in the clip above once they learn that she's used them and taken them for all they're worth. Things get complicated when Ezra, Richard (Parker) and Jules (Marianne Rendon) begin working together to track her down. Also complicating things? Richard (Stephen Bishop), the potential love interest Maddie meets, threatening to derail her latest assignment, much to the chagrin of her mysterious boss, The Doctor. The series also stars Brian Benben and Katherine LaNasa. Imposters premieres Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. on Bravo. (Eonline)

CW Takes Sky Adventure Series 'Hooten & the Lady' for U.S. Sky Vision, the international production and distribution arm of Sky, says the deal marks its first one with the U.S. network. The CW has acquired Sky adventure series Hooten, & the Lady for the U.S. Sky Vision, the international production, and distribution arm of Sky, unveiled the agreement Monday, saying that it marks its first deal with the U.S. network. It wasn't immediately clear when the CW would air the action-packed Indiana Jones-style series. Produced by Red Planet Productions and written by such U.K. writers as Jeff Povey (Silent Witness) and Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy), the show has had one season consisting of eight hour-long episodes. It follows the escapades of American maverick adventurer and treasure hunter Hooten, played by Michael Landes (CSI, Love Soup), and a British historical expert, Lady Alexandra, portrayed by Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary). Jane Seymour has a recurring role as her mother. Leona Connell, director of sales at Sky Vision, said: "Here at Sky Vision we're delighted that The CW will be the home of Hooten & the Lady in the U.S., we believe this high-octane adventure drama is a perfect fit for the network. The series was a huge hit with the Sky 1 audience in the U.K., and we hope viewers of The CW will love it just as much." (Hollywood Reporter)

What Anna Chlumsky Learns From Watching Julia Louis-Dreyfus at Work on Veep. For Anna Chlumsky, the best advice she's gotten from her Veep co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus isn't advice per se, but it comes in watching the Emmy winner at work. "The game-changer has more been from watching," Chlumsky told Brad Goreski on the red carpet at the 2017 SAG Awards. "She's willing to try anything and it's all in the name of laughter." Chlumsky explained that sometimes the stars will think they know how it will turn out, and Louis-Dreyfus says, "No, we'll try it." "You come up with so much more than you would ever think with your tiny little pea brains," she said. Veep has two more episodes left to film of its upcoming sixth season. The series ended with President Selina Meyer losing the election. So what's next? "It's an identity crisis for every single character," she teased. "What the heck happens now? It's a lot of Selina trying to figure out what's next and trying to figure out who she is." Veep also stars Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn and Gary Cole. The cast was up for the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Chlumsky said that it's the cast's "favorite" honor. "We're so gratified by it because it's your peers, people who get what the craft is," she said. "It's hugely gratifying." (Eonline)

NBC wants to be 'the next Fox News,' insiders say. Media insiders are buzzing that Andy Lack wants NBC to become "the next Fox News" after he poached cable stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly from the network. "He believes he's building MSNBC and NBC into the next Fox. It seems the network wants to take a more conservative tone," a source said. Kelly was hired at NBC without an official time slot, but Page Six exclusively revealed she would be taking over the "9?a.m. or 10?a.m. hour" of "Today" in September. We're told she is getting paid about $12 million a year for the gig, which will include a Sunday talk show. Some fear Kelly may not be worth the bucks since her Fox replacement Tucker Carlson nearly doubled her ratings on Fox News after her departure. We hear MSNBC anchor Joy Reid may also be on the chopping block. "They haven't renewed her contract. She's been working without a contract for at least a month," an insider told us. An MSNBC spokesperson, however, insisted that Reid "is working under contract. And the network wants her to stay." A rep for NBC said, "The only thing Andy Lack is interested in 'tilting toward' is even more good journalism." (PageSix)