Monday, February 20, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego Welcome Baby No. 3 -- Surprise! Surprise! Zoe Saldana, 38, revealed on her Instagram page Saturday that she and husband Marco Perego, 37, have welcomed their third child, a baby boy named Zen. The actress, who was not recently pregnant, did not give details on whether he was adopted or born via a surrogate. "Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen," the Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy actress wrote. "We couldn't feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys... oh boy!" She included a photo of her and Perego's twin sons Cy and Bowie, who she gave birth to about two years ago, playing with their new baby brother. None of the children's faces are shown clearly. Saldana is notoriously private about her personal life and while she has sometimes posted photos of her kids on Instagram, she has opted to keep their faces obscured. She was last seen in public just two days ago, at a party for Los Angeles Confidential's winter issue, which features her on the cover. In January, she and Perego attended the premiere of Live by Night premiere in Hollywood. (Eonline)

Paulina Gretzky Is Pregnant With Baby No. 2. Congrats are in order for model Paulina Gretzky and pro golfer Dustin Johnson! The engaged couple is expecting their second child. Paulina, 28, revealed the news on Instagram Saturday, posting a pic of her sitting cross-legged on a bed near the couple's pet dog, wearing a tight nude off-the-shoulder sweater and rubbing her baby bump while holding a ultrasound photo. "Coming soon..." she wrote. Paulina, daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, and Johnson, her fiance of three and a half years, are already parents to 2-year-old son Tatum Gretzky Johnson. She has often posted photos of their boy on Instagram. The couple has not revealed the sex of their upcoming arrival. (Eonline)

Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence Are Dating Again. The sparks appear to have never gone away for these two. Multiple sources can exclusively confirm to E! News that Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence are dating again after breaking up in 2008. "Cheryl is really happy," one insider shared with us while confirming the romance. According to Instagram stories, Matthew recently sent the professional dancer flowers around Valentine's Day. They also recently started following each other on Instagram. The couple initially met in 2006 through Joey Lawrence who was a contestant on the third season of Dancing With the Stars. They dated for about a year before calling things off. At the time, Cheryl opened up about keeping the romance alive even through their busy schedules. "Matt is very supportive and he always wants to make sure that we keep in contact and we're always on the phone making sure that everything's ok," she shared with People. "We talk constantly for hours and hours." He even spent one summer on the road with Cheryl while she was on a dancing tour. "It's wonderful, I love it," Matthew would confess to the publication. Fans easily remember Matthew for his roles in Boy Meets World and Melissa & Joey. As for Cheryl, the Dancing Lessons author continues dancing while working on her cee bee fashion line available on QVC. "I'm not one of those girls that's like, 'I have to be married by the time I'm 35 and I have to have six babies when I'm 38,'" she previously shared on the "Allegedly" podcast. "No, I'm just fine, it's all good." (Eonline)

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Reveal How Baby Ocean Helped Strengthen Their Marriage. When it comes to the PenaVega family, there's a whole lot of big time love to go around. As Alexa PenaVega and husband Carlos PenaVega continue enjoying their new titles as mom and dad to baby Ocean, the couple is the first to admit that their son has only deepened their love. "It's so cliche but you see this little thing that two people created and being able to see pieces of Carlos in Ocean... Ocean is so much like his daddy," Alexa shared with E! News exclusively at 102.7 KIISFM's Pick Your Purse Party. "I fall in love with this baby and then it just makes my love for my husband even stronger." She continued, "I don't know how women or men do it alone with a newborn. Just having him has given me the extra push I've needed and I know it's the same for him. For him, he's pretty cute. Sometimes he can be a butthead, but I love him." As most parents know, life with a newborn consists of sleepless nights, random bursts of tears and other obstacles. But thanks to their strong faith, the couple has been able to handle any curve balls that have come their way as new parents. "That's what helps us get through the hard times. Being a new parent is so exciting but you don't know all the answers," Alexa admitted while sitting next to her man at The Bungalow Huntington Beach. "Having our foundation in our faith has helped our marriage and parent and I hope that we can raise such a loving child and we can give them everything he needs." In between parenting duties, the couple has collaborated with brothers Kevin Schmidt and Kendall Schmidt to launch HAPBEE Company, a natural and organic lifestyle brand available online. As the groups continue building out the company that includes skin care, those closest to Alexa and Carlos can't help but notice their special bond. "I've known Alexa for a long time and Carlos for a minute now and to see two friends come together and not only fall in love with each other but to have a beautiful baby boy together, it's special," Kevin shared with E! News. "They are doing it right with Ocean." (Eonline)

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's "Relationship Is Very Fluid," Source Says. Breaking up is hard to do -- just ask Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. It's been nearly two years since the Daredevil co-stars jointly announced they were separating after 10 years of marriage. And on Friday, multiple reports claimed Garner is finally ready to file for divorce. But is she really? "Their relationship is very fluid and nothing has really changed," a source says of the actors. "They have been working at their relationship for the past few years." In fact, E! News has exclusively learned that to rebuild their relationship and to improve their communication in general, the actors have taken multiple trips alone together in the last year. From the beginning, the exes have been committed to co-parenting daughters Violet Affleck, 11, Seraphina Affleck, 8, and son Samuel Affleck, 4 -- and they've done it so well that their relationship status often confused fans. "There have been times when a reconciliation looked very likely," the source says. "They love each other and that hasn't changed. But it's unclear what the future holds for them." Regardless, they will remain on a "united front" and will "always prioritize the children" above all else. "The spirit of their relationship has not changed." Ben continued to live on the family's property post-split, and the source says it remains his primary residence. "Regardless of their relationship with each other, they will always protect the kids and spend time together for them," the source adds. "Their goals remain the same." In fact, the actor sang Jennifer's praises while talking to E! News' Catt Sadler last year. "Jen is a superhero mom. She is an amazing mother and I'm really lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent these kids with," the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice admitted. "We try our best." Which is all to say their "modern family" (as Jennifer once called it) will remain intact, even if she does files for divorce. "There wasn't a big blowout," the source says. "It's a fluid situation." (Eonline)

Selena Gomez thinks Justin Bieber needs to move on from his obsession with her, and she's vowing never to get lost in the shadow of another relationship ... so say people close to her. We're told Selena isn't angry at Justin for attacking her new BF, The Weeknd ... we're told she has no connection anymore with her ex. That said, our Selena sources say she's fed up with everyone on social media trying to define her by the guy she's dating. She's proud of her accomplishments as a singer, and thinks every time she hooks up with someone people ignore her as an artist, a TV producer for a new show, the face of Coach and the most followed person on Instagram. Selena's already taken steps to keep her identity separate from her boyfriends. She didn't attend last week's Grammys with The Weeknd and is very conscious when she's with him to present herself as her own person. Speaking of The Weeknd, we're told he's laughing at reports his new song, "Some Way," is a rant against Bieber, taunting him with the relationship with his ex. We're told the song was written before he started dating Selena, so the stories are ridiculous. (TMZ)

Angelina Jolie Brings Her and Brad Pitt's Kids to Her First Public Appearance Since Divorce. Angelina Jolie is back in the spotlight after a turbulent few months. The 41-year-old Oscar winner has kept away from the public eye since she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on September. The two are currently engaged in a custody battle over their six children. Jolie made her first official public post-split appearance Saturday at a free screening of her new film First They Killed My Father at the Terrace of the Elephant in the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia and brought along all the kids -- Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. The actress had adopted Maddox at an orphanage about 100 miles away in 2002. Jolie, Zahara and Vivienne all donned different black maxi dresses, while Maddox, Pax, Shiloh and Knox wore black, gray and tan suits. The actress was all smiles at the event. She also met the Cambodian King, Norodom Sihamoni, at his royal residence in Siem Reap. Jolie directed and co-wrote the screenplay for First They Killed My Father, which is based author and activist Loung Ung's horrific experiences serving as a child soldier in Cambodia in 1975 during Khmer Rouge's reign of terror and genocide. The movie is set for release on Netflix later this year. Pitt had made his first celebrity appearance since his and Jolie's split about two months after she filed divorce papers. He attended a screening of the now Oscar-nominated film Moonlight, which he co-produced, and was later spotted at an event for his new movie Allied. Jolie had also recently returned to another love since her and Pitt's split; Activism. Earlier this month, the actress published an Op-Ed in the New York Times, urging the United States government to continue helping foreign refugees. (Eonline)

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Aly Raisman Credits Colton Underwood for "Getting Me Out of My Comfort Zone." Ladies and gentlemen, Hollywood has quite the athletic and fashionable couple on their hands. More than two months after Aly Raisman and Colton Underwood made their red carpet debut as boyfriend and girlfriend, many fans have complimented the pair about how good they look together. It certainly was the case when the duo stepped out for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch event at Center415 Event Space in New York City Thursday evening. "He has really great style. He totally picked this out on his own and I love it," Aly shared with E! News when gushing about her boyfriend's look for the night. "He's all about doing stuff with a twist and he's trying to get me out of my comfort zone, which every time I listen to him about what to wear, people give me so many compliments. He has really good style." And before you question why a football stud likes fashion, Colton has a perfectly valid explanation. "I think as athletes, we have to bite our tongue on a lot of issues so for us to express ourselves, I think it comes out in the fashion world and that's something I try to tell her too," he shared while wearing REINGE clothing. "Just be out there and be yourself and really be unique with your style." That sense of style is on display in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Aly, along with her Olympics' teammate Simone Biles, made their debut in this year's publication. The entire experience has become one that Aly will not forget anytime soon. "It's so cool. I really don't have words. This is the most diverse issue they've ever had so to be able to be a part of it is incredible," she shared with E! News. "All of these girls I've met, they're so nice." The gold medalist added, "You have so many beautiful women but we come from all over the world, with all different stories, all different styles, all different heights and we all get along. We're all supporting each other and I think it really represents girl power." (Eonline)

Kate Hudson "Can't Imagine" Ever Using a Dating App. Kate Hudson has an "old school" approach to romance. When she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, the 37-year-old Deepwater Horizon actress explained why she's uneasy about the idea of using technology to find a partner. "I don't know if you're single," Ellen DeGeneres told her, "but would you try those dating apps?" Hudson -- whose famous exes include Matthew Bellamy, Dax Shepard, Owen Wilson, Chris Robinson and Alex Rodriguez -- said she "can't imagine" ever using one. "What's crazy is that there's a lot of celebrity types on these dating apps, which kind of makes you go, 'Oh, maybe. No,'" she said. "So, what? You look at a guy, he's hot, and then you see his profile and you're like, 'Maybe I'll text him or maybe we'll match?' Then you start texting and it just goes away?" The worst part, Hudson told DeGeneres, is that every so often, "all your girlfriends go to lunch and then it's like, 'What happened to that guy you met on Raya or Bumble and whatever else?'" "I just think: Why don't you just meet a guy in Starbucks? Why don't you just go up to someone, and why doesn't a guy have the guts to come up and say, 'Hey, I'm so-and-so. How about we hang out?'" asked Hudson, who was on the show to promote Fabletics. "Maybe I'm old school." Either way, Hudson added, "I'm all right." Might she ever reconsider? "Maybe if I'm older and I'm single still. I don't know. It's weird!" she said. Laughing at herself, Hudson joked, "Cut to watching television in your room, wondering why you don't have a date." So, what kind of man is Hudson looking to meet? As Hudson told Howard Stern last year, "I want funny. Funny makes me happy. But I [also] just want someone really hot! I just want, like, a hot guy right now. Not quite for life. You know!" Though she's dated a few other men in recent years, Hudson rarely (if ever) talks about them. "The reason I don't talk about anything like that is because I have kids," she explained. "People ask that question as if, 'Oh yeah, it's really healthy to publicly talk about who I am or am not dating when I've got a tween.' [Ryder Robinson] can read, and he can hear. I'm not going to indulge in that kind of thing until there's someone in my life who I am introducing to my kids." (Eonline)

This Is Us' Chrissy Metz Talks Real-Life Weight Loss Journey and Her New Boyfriend. This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, who battled body image problems for years, says it was "convenient" to book a role for a character who is made to lose weight. On This Is Us, Metz's character, Kate nixes the idea of elective gastric bypass surgery and opts to join a weight loss camp instead. The actress had said last fall that when she got the part, she was told her character slims down. In January, she denied rumors she had gotten gastric bypass surgery. "I think it's a coincidence that I booked -- well, maybe not a coincidence -- that I booked a role that's so similar to who I am and when that was obviously posed to me as, maybe this character's going to be on a weight loss journey, I was like, 'Oh! That's convenient. Okay! I could do that too,'" Metz, 36, said on The Wendy Williams Show Friday. "But I'm also at the place where I accept myself for who I am so I now can get to the place I want to be," she added. Metz said she was a lot like Kate when she was younger, before she was secure with who she is and "really knew that our bodies don't define us -- they just happen to be our vessels." "Kate was me probably about nine years ago, when I first moved to L.A. and so of course I have similarities," she said. "But there are a lot of differences as well." On This Is Us, Kate's fiance supports her through her personal struggle. During her interview, Metz talked about her real-life boyfriend Josh Stancil, who works as cameraman on the NBC show. The two have been dating for five months and made their public debut at a pre-2017 SAG Awards party in January. "I kind of made the [first] move," the actress told Williams. "He was eating [with the crew] -- I talk to everyone, 'cause I love people, like I don't care what you do, we're all the same, we just have different jobs -- so I was like,' Oh my God, he's really cute,' so I said, 'Slow down, you're gonna choke on your food!' and he starts cracking up and I was like, 'Why did I just say that? Why did I just say that?" "So we just started chatting and it was like instant," she said. Meanwhile, some awkwardness was expected on the set of This Is Us, as Metz's boyfriend was still working behind the camera as she filmed her scenes, including intimate scenes with her onscreen fiance, played by Chris Sullivan. "Initially, I was like, 'This is gonna be weird,' and then he was fine with it and then there was a really big kissing scene Chris and I did," Metz said. "And he was like, 'I didn't like that.' He's like, 'Truth be told...that wasn't my favorite thing' and I'm like, 'Well...' and he was like, 'And why did she have you kiss him 12 times?' And I was like, 'We just had to get the right shot.' So it's not his favorite thing." (Eonline)

Inside Lisa Marie Presley's Financial Situation: How Elvis Presley's Daughter Found Herself Struggling to Pay Back Millions of Dollars. Having a famous father may have its perks. For Lisa Marie Presley, however, it isn't enough to prevent a difficult financial situation. As the singer-songwriter made headlines this week after opposing ex-husband Michael Lockwood's request for spousal support, court documents are revealing a glimpse into Lisa's finances or lack thereof. In official docs obtained by E! News, Lisa claims that she receives monthly income of approximately $100,000 a month from her inheritance. According to the singer, her business manager did not pay taxes that caused her to have "considerable tax liability outstanding from this income over the last several years." She owes the IRS "one and one-half million dollars, and over five million to the Government of the United Kingdom." In addition, Lisa admits that she owes $250,000 in state taxes and hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional debt. As an employee of Graceland, Lisa receives a salary of approximately $4,300 per month that has allowed her to obtain health insurance for herself, Michael and their daughters. But in an addition obstacle, Lisa claims in documents that Michael "spent over a million dollars of my separate property funds without my consent." When she confronted him, Lisa says that her ex-husband "acknowledged that he had spent that amount on my credit cards." E! News has reached out to Michael's attorneys for comment on the court filings. While some fans may know Lisa for her solo albums and hit singles including "Lights Out" and "Dirty Laundry," the 49-year-old says she currently derives no income as a singer/songwriter and never supported herself from the income made in that profession. In an attempt to save money, Lisa says she has not taken vacations or traveled in the last year. She has not flown in any airplane in more than 18 months. Finally, she does not pay rent or a mortgage as she lives in the home of her adult daughter Riley Keough and her husband. "I cannot recall the last time I spent money on clothes and shoes of any value," Lisa assured in court documents. The singer ultimately hopes the court will deny Michael's request for spousal support and attorney's fees. (Eonline)

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's split was fueled by insecurities in the relationship, an insider tells PEOPLE. PEOPLE confirmed on Thursday that Kardashian, 29, and Chyna, 28, have ended their year-long relationship and engagement. "They split a while ago. The wedding plans are off," a source close to Kardashian told PEOPLE. "They are both trying to be mature about it. It was less dramatic this time." Although the couple attempted to make their relationship work, the insider tells PEOPLE that Chyna became frustrated with Kardashian over time. "Chyna is super fed up with Rob and thinks he is way too emotional and depressed. She thinks he has terrible issues," says the insider, who knows both Chyna and Kardashian. "He is always battling his own insecurities and is unstable. It's a major turn-off to her, and she thinks it's incredibly unhealthy for the baby and their family." Just last week, PEOPLE reported that the mother of two was seen out to lunch with Jamel Davenport, a guy she was spotted getting close to during a Super Bowl party at Estrella's MA Theater in West Hollywood last weekend, without her engagement ring. "They're living separately and she's keeping Rob at arm's length, both from the baby and from her," the insider adds. The former couple, who who went public with their relationship in January 2016 and got engaged in April, have had a complicated relationship, filled with ups (like the birth of three-month-old daughter Dream Kardashian in November) and downs throughout their year together. Things took a turn for the worse in their relationship just before Christmas when a fight nearly ended their engagement. Chyna moved out of their shared home with their newborn in tow -- not much of a surprise as the two had spent some time living separately following Dream's birth. Chyna's Instagram was allegedly hacked around that time and she claimed in a since-deleted post that Kardashian was behind the hack. But in recent weeks, the two appeared to be happy in their relationship, and showered their social media feeds with love for one another -- spending New Years Eve together and celebrating their anniversary together with a sweet Instagram video that showcased home footage of the couple kissing, cuddling and laughing throughout their year-long relationship. Last August, Kardashian exclusively told PEOPLE that Chyna got him through his "darkest times." "I've been friends with Chyna for a long time," Kardashian said. "She was someone I reached out to for advice. She would cook for me and we'd just talk. She's surrounded me with a lot of positivity. From the moment we met, I knew I wanted to be more than friends." (People)

Lisa Marie Presley's Twins Taken Into Protective Custody Amid Claims Michael Lockwood Collected ''Inappropriate'' Footage of Children. Lisa Marie Presley says her twin daughters have been taken into protective custody by the Department of Child and Family Services. E! News obtained the documents Elvis Presley's daughter filed in court earlier this week in which she opposes Michael Lockwood's request for spousal support by claiming she found disturbing photos and videos of children on his computer. In the documents, Presley claims she found Lockwood to "have hundreds of inappropriate photos of children and is facing allegations of sexual abuse and neglect." Though the documents note he has "not yet been convicted of crimes related to his possession of these photos," they argue the fact "that he possessed them is documented evidence of conduct that has destroyed the mental or emotional calm of [Presley]." Presley also addressed the alleged photos in the documents and notes that her two 8-year-old daughters are "under the care of DCFS, pursuant to dependency court orders." "When I discovered the photos on [Lockwood's] computer, and viewed the videos, I was shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach," she wrote. "I had no idea that [he] had taken those photos. I will refrain from describing the photographs in detail out of respect for the privacy of my family." However, she did note, "The Beverly Hills Police Department executed a search warrant and removed over 80 of his devices they have not yet analyzed and have not released...My understanding is that Tennessee law enforcement is also conducting an investigation related to the photos and videos that I discovered. I have no idea what else may be on those devices and fear that there are more and worse images and evidence in these unanalyzed devices." Lockwood's reps have not responded for comment. Presley originally filed for divorce from Lockwood in June 2016 after 10 years of marriage. At the time, her rep told us she would be seeking full custody of their twins after citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split. (Eonline)

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton got into it again in their custody war, and cops rushed to the scene again. We've learned the incident went down Thursday at a Malibu park, where Paula was supposed to hand off 6-year-old Julian to the court-appointed monitor so Robin could have his visit. We're told Robin was also present, but here lies the conflict. Sources connected with Robin tell TMZ the singer was aware Paula has a restraining order but he never came close to her. The sources say Paula was an hour late and when she arrived she refused to give Julian to the monitor. Sources connected with Paula say Robin violated the restraining order and was feet from Paula when she arrived with her son. They say Julian decided he didn't want to go with his dad and asked her to call 911. We're told Paula's people called the cops, who came to the scene but by the time they got there Paula and Julian had left. When the deputies arrived, our Robin sources say the officers told him a black SUV resembling Paula's had gotten in an accident. He freaked out and left to find the SUV. Our Paula sources say she was not in an accident. (TMZ)

Plies is already feeling the consequences from his DUI arrest, even before he gets to court -- he's lost his driver's license because he refused to take a breathalyzer test. The rapper's license will be suspended for 1 year ... regardless of what happens in his DUI case. Cops say he declined all testing -- breath, urine and blood -- the night he was busted last month in the Tampa area. That decision triggers automatic suspension under Florida law. We broke the story ... Plies was busted driving the wrong way down a one-way street. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, he was also driving without a shoe at the time. Hope he found it -- dude's gonna be hoofin' it for a while. (TMZ) James Brown's 'Funky Drummer' Dies at 73. Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had been hospitalized for a few days, she said. Stubblefield performed on several of Brown's classics in the 1960s and early 70s, including "Cold Sweat," "Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud," "I've Got the Feelin'," and the album "Sex Machine." But he was best known for a short solo on Brown's 1970 single, "Funky Drummer." Rolling Stone magazine said it was sampled on over 1,000 songs and served as the backbeat for countless hip-hop tracks, including Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride," LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" and Run-D.M.C.'s "Run's House." It even turned up on Ed Sheeran's "Shirtsleeves" and George Michael's "Freedom '90," the magazine said. Hennon said Stubblefield saw "very little" in royalties and never expected them. But Stubblefield was held in high esteem by his fellow musicians. When Prince got wind in 2000 that Stubblefield was deep in debt from a fight against bladder cancer, he personally paid $90,000 to cover his bills, she said. "Clyde was considered his favorite drummer," she added. Stubblefield was "a very nice southern gentleman" from Chattanooga, Tennessee, but had lived in Madison, his wife's hometown, since the early 1970s, she said. He had long been a fixture on the local music scene. "He played here one time with James Brown and just fell in love with it," Hannon said. Services are pending. (PageSix)

WWE Star George "The Animal" Steele Dies at Age 79. The WWE has lost another legend. George "The Animal" Steele, a Hall of Famer known for his green tongue and hairy chest, has died at age 79, the group said in a statement Friday. Steele, whose real name was William James Myers, made his pro-wrestling debut in the late '60s and later became a popular villain in the ring. He continued to make WWE appearances throughout the late '90s. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995 by fellow wrestler Doink the Clown, who died at age 55 in 2013. Before he became a wrestling star, Steele received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and his master's degree from Central Michigan University and worked as a high school teacher and wrestling coach in the Detroit area, where he grew up. Steele is survived by wife Pat and their children Dennis, Randy and Felicia. In December, Steele had posted cryptic messages about death on social media. "Everyone wants to go to Heaven but no one wants to die," he wrote. He also said, "It won't be long" and revealed at the time that in 2015, he had undergone a near-death experience, which strengthened his faith. "I flat lined as I was being put under for surgery. My ribs and chest were beat up as they worked to get my heart to start ticking. Four months followed this shut down in Hospital has changed my outlook on life." "George 'the Animal' Steel, RIP my brother, only love, only grateful. HH," wrestling icon Hulk Hogan tweeted Friday. Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan and fellow pros Virgil and The Iron Sheik also took to social media to pay their respects. "I loved the Color of his tongue but more so I loved him as a person and a mentor. Rip George the Animal Steele," Virgil tweeted. "REST IN PEACE GEORGE THE ANIMAL STEELE. YOU WERE ALWAYS THE INTELLIGENT BROTHER," The Iron Sheik said. "I LOVE YOU." Other WWE stars who passed away in recent years include Chyna, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, The Ultimate Warrior, Sean O'Haire and Mae Young. (Eonline)

Ivan Koloff, aka The Russian Bear who wrestled to fame for years as a supreme villain, has died. Rick Flair posted the news Saturday morning. The 74-year-old Koloff had been battling liver cancer. Koloff was a former WWWF World Heavyweight champion who fought the likes of Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham and Bob Backlund. He was especially big in the 80's as Ronald Reagan challenged Russia on the world stage. The news comes just 1 day after WWE Hall of Famer George "The Animal" Steele died from kidney failure. Koloff's sister had started a Go Fund Me page to help pay for Ivan's medical expenses. RIP. (TMZ)

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Prince Harry Surprises Rugby Fans at Training Session and This Girl Has a Totally Understandable Reaction. Royal alert! Prince Harry made a surprise visit to the England national rugby union team's open training session at Twickenham Stadium in London Friday, during which he sat among some 12,000 fans. The 31-year-old is a longtime fan of the team and avid rugby player. He was recently named the group's new Royal patron, taking over from grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who stepped down from the role in 2016 after more than 60 years. This woman appeared to be particularly excited about seeing the prince -- understandably! During his time at Twickenham, Harry, looking sharp in a navy suit and blue shirt, met with members of the team as well as young players involved in the Rugby Football Union's Try for Change charity program. He also met fan Laura Wicks, a 35-year-old woman who suffered life-changing injuries in a rugby accident in 2003. "He was asking if Laura enjoyed watching all the players at the training today, her mother, Gina Wicks, told The Daily Express. "She has really enjoyed it." Harry had been the union's vice patron since 2010. "We welcome Prince Harry as our new Patron," Peter Baines, RFU president, said in a statement in December. "He has been Vice Patron for a number of years already and a regular at England Tests at Twickenham. He has been a brilliant ambassador of our work in the community and our charities as well as internationally for the union as President of the 2015 Rugby World Cup." (Eonline)

Steve Irwin's Son Robert Carries on His Legacy at The Tonight Show. It was one wild evening on The Tonight Show. In his solo debut on the show, 13-year-old Robert Irwin, the youngest child of the late Steve Irwin, brought the jungle to New York City just for Jimmy Fallon. "It's so cool to see you like this," the host told the teen. "You're actually your dad." While Robert is not quite the famous "crocodile hunter," he is following in his footsteps in the wildlife department. One by one, Robert introduced Fallon to a handful of his favorite creatures, including an African dwarf crocodile, a screaming armadillo and Lady, the red-tailed boa constrictor. The typically cool, calm and collected Fallon lost it a bit when he felt the snake begin to squeeze his hand. Fortunately, Robert had a 25-pound sloth waiting in the wings to cuddle the host. Still, no animal was as endearing as Robert himself, who was the spitting image of his enthusiastic father. "I think I'm the luckiest kid on planet earth," the teen said while recalling his childhood spent at an Australian zoo. As for the show, it is a significant place for the famous family. "My dad was actually on The Tonight Show quite a while ago and its really nice to be able to follow in his footsteps," he told Fallon. Big sister Bindi Irwin was equally thrilled about her little brother's appearance. "Tears in my eyes. So proud of @robertirwinphotography," the Dancing With the Stars winner wrote on Instagram. "You are more and more like Dad every day. I'm forever thankful to be your sister." (Eonline)

Jane Lynch Receives Honorary Degree From Illinois State. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch has received an honorary doctoral degree from her alma mater Illinois State University. Lynch is a native of the Chicago suburb of Dolton and a 1982 graduate of Illinois State's theater program. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports Lynch told an audience Thursday at the Normal campus that she's thankful for "all the mishaps" and "detours" in life that led her to where she is today. Lynch is known for her portrayal of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the TV show "Glee." She's also hosted "Hollywood Game Night" and appeared on shows like "Criminal Minds" and "Two and a Half Men." Lynch says her "passion began to blossom" for acting at ISU. Last September she appeared in a television spot promoting the school. (PageSix)

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Bring the Cuteness Backstage at His L.A. Concert. When it comes to bringing the cuteness, this couple has got our stamp of approval! Gwen Stefani joined her boyfriend Blake Shelton for another surprise onstage duet, this time at his concert Friday at The Forum in Los Angeles. The venue and show opener and The Voice alum RaeLynn posted pics of the two. They sang their 2016 duet "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" and also celebrated backstage -- along with friends, her three sons and her brother and sister-in-law's kids. As seen in videos and photos Stefani posted on Snapchat, the backstage party included a giant mural of the couple, while people also got stamps of caricatures of their faces. A cakes with the words "A Cake for Blake" was brought out. The adults also enjoyed JELL-O shots. Stefani and Shelton began dating in late 2015 and have often hung out with each other's family members, who are from California, and his, who are from Oklahoma. They have performed together onstage several times and often join each other on tour. Last month, Shelton brought out Stefani as his surprise guest at Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa event in Mexico, where she sang her band No Doubt's 2001 hit "Hella Good." (Eonline)

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Don't Let Traffic Get in the Way of Date Night for a Fabulous Cause. The stars came out for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Thursday night. The couple co-chaired An Unforgettable Evening gala, benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, in Beverly Hills -- making it more than your average date night for the actors. "Every day's a blessing, every day's a date night," Wilson, standing with her husband of nearly 29 years, told E! News on the red carpet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. "We're healthy, we're happy." "I find the date begins when you finally get on the other side of the 405," added Hanks, throwing in a joke about the notorious L.A. traffic. (He also called E! "the Bible of show business," so please excuse our blush.) Chris Martin and Jason Derulo both performed in front of a crowd of guests that included Elizabeth Hurley, Victoria Justice, Tom Arnold, Lisa Kudrow, Martin Short, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher, and Erin Andrews and fiance Jarret Stoll. Martin sang "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and Justice made sure to capture the surprise George Michael tribute on Snapchat. Tig Notaro, who like Wilson is a breast cancer survivor, served as host of the evening's festivities. "You have to support [research] because we still don't have a cure and women are getting diagnosed more than they ever have," Wilson told E! News. "With early detection and treatment, we can stop it in its tracks." An Unforgettable Evening, the organization's charity gala, was sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, which has donated around $40 million to cancer research and treatment organizations nationwide, making it easier to look good while doing good. Wilson showed off the Tom Ford dress she was wearing in honor of the designer himself, the recipient of the year's Courage Award for his work in raising cancer awareness. "Let's see that fashion cam one more time!" Hanks joked. The two-time Oscar winner was in great spirits Thursday (traffic must not have been too bad), at one point grabbing an empty wine glass and making the rounds of the celeb-packed tables asking for cash donations for the cause. (Eonline)

Malin Akerman Makes a Cheeky Comment About Her Nude Abercrombie & Fitch Photo Shoot With Jamie Dornan. Jamie Dornan was taking his clothes off for the camera long before he was cast in Fifty Shades of Grey. In fact, he once posed nude alongside a naked Malin Akerman for Abercrombie & Fitch. "You are selling clothes, right?" Seth Meyers joked on Late Night Thursday. "That was the whole question. I don't really know what we were selling," Akerman admitted. "We got to set and after two shots, the clothes came off. [The photographer] didn't want any clothes on us." "There's a good story to this, other than the fact that this was taken right after cops pulled you over and said, 'You guys have got to put some clothes on," Meyers said while examining the ad. "If your youth was that exciting, you'd have to be Mr. Grey to get off. You'd be like, 'I can't do regular s--t -- I used to drive around naked. I can't get off the way regular people get off.'" "Needless to say," Akerman told Meyers, "we got to know each other very well." Meyers was also intrigued by the other male model in the photo shoot. "Let's not forget about this guy who wasn't in Fifty Shades of Grey," the host told Akerman. "He's like, 'Hold on! Let me give you a little more butt cheek.' He's like a seven-degree rotation from full crack in the lens." "It's a nice ass, though!" Akerman said. "It's a nice butt." Since they were taking a trip down memory lane, Meyers also resurfaced a video of a young Akerman representing Canada in the Ford Supermodel of the World competition in Las Vegas. She may have looked poised, but she was in a lot of pain at the time. "As I was walking down the runway, my joint collapsed in my toe," she said. "Five months later I had to have surgery." Before he showed the clip, Meyers gave her props, saying, "We're going to see the moment your joint collapsed, and I want to credit the level of model you are, because you are ice cold." After watching it, Akerman said, "A little bite of the lip went, 'Oh, s--t. Keep going! Keep going!'" Long before she starred in Showtime's Billions, Akerman spent her first year in Hollywood auditioning for roles she never got. So, when she met three Italian men who wanted to turn her into a rock star, Akerman figured she had nothing to lose. "I didn't know how to sing, but I had a fantasy about being a rock star and I like leather," the 38-year-old actress explained. "The guy said, 'We'll teach you how to sing.' By the way, when an Italian tells you they're going to teach you how to sing, they just yell at you. 'Just sing!' [I was] bawling my eyes out in the closet." "We never got a deal, and I left and went back to acting, which was a better choice," she said. "We did do the L.A. circuit: The Viper Room, the Roxy. The good thing about when you do live shows and you do rock 'n' roll is if you can't hit a note, you scream. And if you're really out of tune, the band just plays really loud so that they can't hear you at all. That's how good I was!" (Eonline)

Skincare brand Aveeno announced Friday that Puerto Rican television host and actress Adamari López is the new face of their brand. The television host -- and her daughter Alaïa, who will also take part in this new venture -- is the first Latina ambassador for the brand. "I am happy to be an ambassador, with my daughter Alaïa, for a brand that I have used for many years. As a mom [and] hard worker, I am very proud to set goals and achieve them. I strive for me, my family, my work. And to collaborate with Aveeno makes me proud because they understand my needs, those of my family and also promote our well-being," said Lopez. As an ambassador of Aveeno, Adamari will participate in their new campaign "Time for Me," which encourages women to take a little time for themselves, while emphasizing the importance of skin care. "I take time for myself to do things that I like without feeling guilty. I think it's very important that time I take [for myself] because then I'm also good with the family, "explains the television host. "And I can look good not only for the cameras, but also for my family, which is the main engine of my home." Aveeno Senior Merchandise Managing Director Dawn Kidd said in a statement: "Her commitment to health, family, and her career is truly inspiring. She's exactly the type of woman we're trying to support during those well-deserved me times. " Lopez recognizes that her concept of beauty has changed over the years. "Today, for me, beauty is to be healthy, to be happy, to be natural, to laugh, to thank God for every day that gives me life, to do good to others, to accept myself as I am with virtues and flaws. I am learning who Adamari López is, my successes and the things I might have failed in," she shared. "In the moment I find myself in now, it makes me feel beautiful and confident, after having overcome illness, I feel even better about myself." Taking time to look after herself is something important in Lopez's routine, which, like many Latina women, did not practice it so much before. "I took so much care of others, the family, the work, but I had little time for myself. Today I think that time is very important and vital for me to be beautiful and good with myself." A fan of the brand for years, Adamari will not be alone in this role of an ambassador, as her daughter Alaïa accompanies her. "I want to instill the same values that my mom and dad instilled in my house, of love, of caring for us, of loving us, of putting us as a priority, without being selfish, obviously caring for others but I want her to be a happy girl, a girl who wants to spend time with the family, to do good to others but also to take care of herself. For her treat people as she wants them to be treated," said Lopez. "After being ill, I wanted to teach her how important it is to take care of ourselves, to spend that time that is to center ourselves a little bit." As a part of the entertainment industry from a very young age, she also has some beauty lessons to teach her first-born. "I want to teach her from young, the same way my mom taught me, is how to take care of the skin. We have to put on creams. Mom loved for us to put on creams, that we emphasized elbows, knees, ankles; those are things I also want to teach her. I want to teach her to respect herself, respect her body in that she always fragranced, clean and polished," concludes Lopez. (People)

Why Selena Gomez Is Still the Reigning Queen of Instagram. Beyonce may have surpassed Selena Gomez with the most likes on one photo, but the "It Ain't Me" singer still holds the title as Queen of Instagram. That's right, SelGo is still the most-followed person on the social media platform, and, just when you thought she couldn't exceed that goal, she informed us that she hit 110 million followers. She shared the news by posting a photo from one of her concerts, looking out toward a massive group of fans. "Thank you fam for 110. I promise I will continue to cherish my platform and speaking truth," she captioned the pic. "But more importantly, each and every one of you have changed my life. I'm very grateful." Despite having taken a little break from social media to focus on herself and her recovery in a rehabilitation center, Gomez maintained her fans and followers and even reigned as the most liked photo -- up until Bey's pregnancy announcement earlier this month. She still has more followers than her bestie Taylor Swift (who has 97.6 million), Ariana Grande (96.9 million), Beyonce (94.9 million) and Kim Kardashian (92.6 million). But reigning over Instagram is just one of the many reasons SelGo is having the comeback year of her life. Not only is she releasing new music (check out her new song with Kygo here) and signing onto new partnerships (with brands like Coach), she's also found new romance with The Weeknd and a new love interest in herself and her own well-being -- the most important thing of all. Needless to say, we can't wait to see where she goes from her! (Eonline)

Christy Carlson Romano Gets Real About Postpartum Weight Loss: ''My Body Will Be Where I Want It to Be on My Timeline." Christy Carlson Romano wants mothers everywhere to feel good about themselves and their bodies, no matter how long it takes to "bounce back." The former Disney star shared a photo on Instagram of her belly two months after giving birth to her baby girl, Isabella. "This is me 2 months postpartum. No fancy outfits or filters," she wrote. "It's so important for people to see motherhood for the beauty of what it really is. It's a massive undertaking to carry a human inside you! It's not that easy to 'bounce back' right away and it shouldn't be expected." Thus, she says, "My body will be where I want it to be on my timeline and in the meantime I'll be soaking up these precious moments with my daughter." In fact, E! News chatted with the new mama more in-depth about why she's not focusing so much on losing weight. "I'm not doing anything to lose my baby weight except breastfeeding," she dished. "It's super important to keep eating healthy to keep breast milk supply up, so I am still honoring my cravings and taking prenatal [vitamins]." She continued, "Eventually, I would like to find a workout that is fun! Before I gave birth, I would do H2Yoga (water yoga) and may go back to that class before hitting any intense workouts." Her outlook on workouts and losing weight has a lot to do with her overall shift in perspective. "The most surprising thing about being a mom is how much your perspective shifts almost immediately," Christy told us. "It's like you become a new person! What I am finding most is how much you feel the need to embrace your new self without forgetting the old you, too." She says she can see a lot of herself and her husband, Brendan Rooney, in their daughter, even at just a couple months old. "Isabella is such a joy! She was the best Christmas present we have received," Christy gushed. "She is only two months and already has quite a personality. We can see her making faces that look like both of us, which is really surreal." Overall, Christy says she's just feeling very grateful for her hubby and her family as she takes in all that motherhood has to offer. "I am so blessed to have a supportive husband and family," she told us. "Having this experience is very humbling in that you learn how to ask for help. I have never had more respect for single moms. They should be given awards!" (Eonline)

The One Bachelor Chris Harrison Didn't Get Along With Might Surprise You. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for the most dramatic Bachelor confession ever. The Bachelor host Chris Harrison was Live With Kelly's co-host on Friday, and, gift-to-all-humans-but-especially-Bachelor-Nation-right-now Kelly Ripa decided to ask him a burning question: Which Bachelors did he NOT get along with during filming over the last 21 seasons (and make that 33, when you include all seasons of The Bachelorette). While he was initially hesitant to answer the question, asking Ripa, "You know how much this will stir things up? This will just ruin my life for the next month!," Harrison did eventually spill the behind-the-scenes tea. And his answer was surprising. Over 15 years, 30-some odd people that have been through this show, there are people that I get along with better than others... some we just meld with," Harrison said, before revealing it was actually a family member of frequent Live co-host Jerry O'Connell that he didn't get along with during filming. "Your friends with his brother, he comes on here, you know, Jerry O'Connell," Harrison told Ripa. "His brother Charlie was our Bachelor, and I love Jerry, and I actually love Charlie, but Charlie and I, he was just east coast, me, Southern kid, it was like oil and water. We just didn't get along with." Charlie was the Bachelor in the show's seventh season, waaay back in 2005, and though he didn't propose to the winner, Sarah Brice, they had an on-and-off relationship until 2010. Harrison and Charlie are fine now, with the host explaining, "He was now, self-admittedly, at a difficult point in his life, a little tumultuous; he's come back from that thankfully. But we just didn't really spend any time together." Anyone else in Bachelor Nation surprised his answer wasn't Juan Pablo Galavis?! After the polarizing Bach's season came to an end in 2014, Harrison sat down with him and winner Nikki Ferrell for one of the most uncomfortable After the Final Rose interview's ever, where the tension was thicker than Juan Pab's accent. Even Harrison told us it was "the oddest exit and finish to a season ever." The Bachelor airs Mondays a t 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Lil Wayne can't lose when he's got LeBron James on his team -- even when he's squaring off with Birdman. Wayne got a bunch of Cash Money artists --technically Birdman's artists -- to flock to his NBA All-Star weekend shindig Saturday in New Orleans to celebrate Cash Money Records' 20th anniversary ... leaving Birdman's party relatively empty. Weezy even reunited with Juvenille, B.G. and Turk for a Hot Boys performance ... intro'd by LeBron. Other celeb guests included DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, 21 Savage and (almost) Future -- who got bounced for bringing more thanb 30 people to the joint when it was already at full capacity. As we reported ... Wayne and Birdman had planned separate parties in NOLA this weekend, with no plans to cross paths. Looks like Wayne walked away with a W here. The war continues. (TMZ)

Bono gave kudos to Vice President Mike Pence for his supporting a cause close to the singer's heart ... AIDS relief. The Veep was in Germany Saturday talking about global threats and met up with Bono, who thanked him for supporting the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS ... initiated by George W Bush. Bono told Pence ... "Twice on the House floor you defended that. That's how we know you." The U2 star has been a leading activist in AIDS relief for years now. Seems like he has a new ally in the White House. Pence famously once advocated funding conversion therapy. (TMZ)

Barack Obama's Presidential Library May Need $1.5 Billion. The Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago could require a $1.5 billion endowment, its architects say, three times what was raised for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Husband-and-wife architectural team Tod Williams and Billie Tsien noted that it will be difficult to raise such a huge sum because Obama scrupulously declined to do much fund-raising while he was still in office. The Obama Center is due to be so expensive because it will require the construction of both a presidential library and a museum about the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama. And federal requirements now stipulate that former presidents must have larger endowments to pay for annual operating costs at the libraries. "It won't be easy," Williams said. "It's not just about preserving the past. It's about the future." The actual buildings were slated to cost $200 million. "But I told them it will cost $300 million," Williams said. Williams and Tsien spoke about the project with architectural critic Paul Goldberger on Wednesday, at the annual benefit for East Hampton's LongHouse Reserve. The event was held in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, which the duo designed -- they've also designed the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago. Listening in rapt attention were LongHouse founder Jack Larsen, its president, Dianne Benson, and stem-cell guru Dr. Christopher Calapai. (PageSix)

The car Kris Jenner totaled just off the 101 can now be yours for about half its original sticker price. Kris' discarded Roll-Royce is sitting on an L.A. car auction lot ... and the opening bid is $195k. Here's the good news ... the car still runs, but barely. Kris' insurance company got the car after declaring it totaled, and then sold it to a random guy who's now trying to cash in on the Kardashian name. The car retailed for around $400k, so a bargain, right? We broke the story ... Kris got cut off this past summer, causing her to crash her new ride, which was just a week old. Luckily, she had another one shipped out the next day. Like we said, the wrecked Rolls still works -- but can only go forward and backward for now. In other words ... it needs to be fixed up before it can hit the streets again. BTW ... a brand new Rolls-Royce runs anywhere between $250k to upwards of $400k, and we're guessing Kris spared no expense on her own. Question here ... is KUWTK worth it? (TMZ)

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger ripped off a widow who was looking for love by hooking her up with a worthless dating service ... according to a new suit. Heidi Williams claims she wanted to hire Patti to get back into the dating game -- her husband died a few years ago -- but Stanger said she was too old for her clientele. According to the suit ... Patti referred Heidi to a friend's dating service -- Pretty People International. Heidi claims she dropped $15,000 for a PPI membership ... and Patti got a referral fee. Heidi's lawyer says the service left her high and dry -- she only got one real date and one phone date. Heidi wants a full refund times 3 -- $45,000. We reached out to Patti's peeps and PPI ... so far, no word back. For any curious single fellas out there ... here's a shot of Heidi. (TMZ)

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Vin Diesel Now Featured on Selena Gomez's New Single "It Ain't Me"...No, Really! Meet Vin Diesel, pop star. The Fast & Furious star took to Facebook Friday night to shared with his fans a special surprise gift: An audio track of his vocals mixed in with Selena Gomez's on her and Kygo's new breakup-themed single, "It Ain't Me," making it sound as though they are singing a duet. "All love..." Vin wrote on Facebook. Selena and Norwegian DJ Kygo's single was released Wednesday. It is her first new song in about a year. "You are going to be as shocked as I am... Kygo the magician just took my voice and added it to his new track. Speechless," Vin tweeted Thursday. "Thank you Kygo for making magic," he wrote a day later, after the enhanced track was dropped. "Selena's voice is beautiful and welcoming. Dream come true!!" Over the past two years, Vin showcased his singing skills performing bits of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" as a tribute to late co-star Paul Walker at the 2016 People's Choice Awards , at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards and in media interviews. He has also shared on social media videos of him covering Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)," Rihanna's "Stay" and Maroon 5's "My Heart Is Open." (Eonline)

Marc Anthony's Father Felipe Muniz Debuts as a Solo Artist. Clearly, it's a big week for the Muniz men. Today, E! News confirmed Marc Anthony's romance with 21-year-old model Mariana Downing, and Anthony's father Felipe Muniz debuted as a singer. In August, the 48-year-old singer brought his dad on stage to sing with him at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The father-son duo sang "El Último Beso" for the crowd. Don Felipe's big debut happened on Univision's Despierta America. Anthony posted a bit of the performance and captioned it with, "Congrats to my dad, @donfelipemuniz, on his solo debut in @despiertamerica. So proud of you. Love you, dad!" When the superstar went on Sábado Gigante in 1997, he told Don Francisco that he started singing at the age of five with the help of his father. "My dad would always sing around the house, so music was always around," Marc said. In 2015, the superstar sat for an interview with Meredith Vieira on The Meredith Vieira Show and explained how his dad was brutally honest with him while growing up. "My dad told me early on, he said, 'Son, we're both ugly,'" the 47-year-old singer said. "I swear to God, he says it to this day. And he goes, 'You work on your personality. It builds character.'" (Eonline)

Chris Martin Saves Charity Event With Last Minute Performance. When a surprise musical performer mysteriously dropped out of a starry Women's Cancer Research Fund/Breast Cancer Research Foundation event on Thursday night, quick-thinking Jamie Tisch texted Chris Martin, who we hear ran to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in jeans and a T-shirt to play tunes by Prince, Wham!, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie. The Coldplay rocker even stuck around to play the piano throughout dinner. "He was having fun pretending he was a lounge singer," said a spy. Honorary chair Tom Hanks jokingly passed a tip jar around the room for Martin and quipped that it raised $70,000. Hanks further entertained the crowd when a video tribute to honorees Leonard and Judy Lauder and Tom Ford malfunctioned by instead singing an impromptu ode to the cancer charities. Meanwhile, Leonard -- who remarried in 2015 when he was 81 and Judy was 76 -- joked, "Ladies, for those of you who are single, never give up." The Estee Lauder mogul ribbed Ford by saying his granddaughter was wearing one of the designer's frocks, but that he had to "pay retail." (PageSix)

David Cassidy seems to have fallen off the wagon -- and almost off the stage -- in what appears to be a drunken performance this weekend. The former teen idol was playing a gig in Agoura (near L.A.) Saturday night, where he looked incredibly intoxicated throughout the show ... ultimately leading to a hard fall over a monitor. David slurs through various songs and takes long pauses, often forgetting lyrics. He said on stage that Sunday night is his final concert ever due to health reasons ... and he's retiring. David has been to rehab several times and has struggled with alcoholism. We've reached out to Cassidy's rep ... so far, no word back. (TMZ)

A secret committee for the Grammys is in place to undermine the rank-and-file voters if they choose to give plum awards to black artists like Beyonce ... so claims the original lead singer of Village People. Victor Willis sent a scathing letter to the President of the Recording Academy, demanding he "come clean" over the existence of a clandestine group that was supposedly formed after Lionel Richie beat Bruce Springsteen for the 1985 Album of the Year. According to Willis, the committee's purpose is to "override the decision of Grammy voters in the event the select committee does not like who the Grammy voter has chosen" for the 4 top awards. He goes on to strongly suggest a racial element, saying, "The question is how many African Americans are on that committee?" He says in the letter, "If certain people at the Grammys don't like who the voters have chosen, a Grammy committee will simply override the voters and subsequently select who they think should win. Like Adele, maybe?" We did some research, and it does appear there is a secret committee, but from what we can gather, the committee is designed to knock out embarrassing nominations -- like, say, Milli Vanilli. However, once the nominations are locked, the voters have the final say ... at least that's what we've found. UPDATE: The Recording Academy tells us it has no "secret committees," and adds there's plenty of info regarding the Nominations Review Committees (to which our post refers) on its website. A spokesperson says members of the Review Committee "are not disclosed to ensure fairness and neutrality." This prevents them from being lobbied. (TMZ)

Twenty One Pilots' 'Heathens' Ties for Longest Reign Atop Hot Rock Songs. The 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack smash spends a 27th week at No. 1. Plus, moves for Imagine Dragons and The New Pornographers. Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" ties for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, ruling for a 27th frame on the list dated Feb. 25. The Suicide Squad soundtrack hit ties Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" (2015) for the longest rule since the chart launched in June 2009. (The tally blends songs' streaming, airplay and sales data.) Meanwhile, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun has spent a record 59 total weeks atop Hot Rock Songs, previously with "Stressed Out" (23 weeks) and "Ride" (nine), and has led (with all three tracks) for a record 41 consecutive frames dating to the May 21, 2016-dated chart. Since the first week that "Stressed" spent at No. 1 (Jan. 9, 2016), Twenty One Pilots have led each week except May 14, when Prince and the Revolution's "Purple Rain" dominated following his April 21 death. "Heathens" was nominated for best rock song at the 2017 Grammy Awards (Feb. 12), although David Bowie's "Blackstar" won in the category. Believe It: Below "Heathens" on Hot Rock Songs, Imagine Dragons dart 8-2 with "Believer." Its leap is largely spurred by the single's first full tracking week since its Feb. 1 release, as it tops Rock Digital Song Sales and Sales with 49,000 downloads sold (in the week ending Feb. 9), according to Nielsen Music; it sold 16,000 downloads in the week ending Feb. 2. "Believer" also jumps 27-19 on the genre-encompassing Rock Airplay chart (4 million in audience) and 30-16 on Alternative Songs, while debuting at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the band's best unaccompanied start, topping the No. 53 bow of "I Bet My Life" (Nov. 15, 2014); Imagine Dragons debuted at No. 32 on the Hot 100 last July with "Sucker for Pain" (like Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens," from Suicide Squad), on which the band shares lead billing with Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa (all joined by a trio of featured artists). The No. 2 Hot Rock Songs rank for "Believer" is the band's best since "Demons" peaked at the spot for 11 weeks (Nov. 2, 2013-Jan. 11, 2014). Imagine Dragons have ruled the chart with "Radioactive," for five weeks in 2013. That's the 'Ticket': Canadian indie-rock behemoths The New Pornographers make their maiden appearance on a Billboard airplay chart, as "High Ticket Attractions," the lead single from the band's seventh studio album Whiteout Conditions (due April 7), starts at No. 25 on Adult Alternative Songs. The group first hit a Billboard chart in 2003 with Electric Version, which reached No. 196 on the Billboard 200 in May 2003. (Billboard)

Aaron Carter was attacked by a fellow musician Friday night who apparently felt the singer had made a racial slur against him, and the fight ended with a trip by Aaron to the ER. Carter was performing at the Loony Bin in Bradley, Illinois. The opening act, ILL State, had just wrapped and a member of the band was goofing, grabbing people's cellphones and shooting video as Aaron tried to perform. An eyewitness tells TMZ Aaron had security remove the guy, and as he was getting dragged out you hear Aaron say, "Bye Felipe," a take on "Bye Felicia." We're told the guy, who was Hispanic, was taken out of the bar but came back in and allegedly attacked Aaron, damaging his computer and a speaker in the process. A fight erupted, a bloody Aaron went to the hospital, and cops are investigating. They don't call it the Loony Bin for nothing. (TMZ)

Aaron Carter Defends Himself After Being Attacked Onstage Over Alleged Racial Comments. Aaron Carter is addressing claims he was attacked onstage over racial comments made against the singer's opening act. The former child star was performing at the Looney Bin in Bradley, Ill. on Friday evening when a member of Ill State, the group who preceded Carter's set, jumped onstage and attacked Carter over an allegedly racial remark, TMZ reports. According to the outlet, which obtained video footage of the incident that was later shared to YouTube by Ill State, Carter requested a member of the band be removed from the venue after he "was goofing, grabbing people's cellphones and shooting video as Aaron tried to perform." As the individual was being escorted out, Carter reportedly yelled, "Bye, Felipe," his own version of the slang term, "Bye, Felicia." The member of Ill State then attacked Carter onstage, in the process allegedly damaging a computer and speaker. TMZ reports Aaron was left "bloody" and transported to a nearby hospital. He has since spoken out against Saturday's events, claiming he meant no disrespect and that authorities are investigating the attack. "I didn't get beat up I got a hit and pushed when I wasn't looking and they ran out the club and I stood on the speakers waiting for them?" the 29-year-old tweeted on Saturday, adding, "Maybe he should've not been a fake security guard causing liability to the venue and antagonizing me and my fans mid show..." "This dude sized me up after I said he had to go and said bye Felipe like bye Felicia the male version.. Friday? He needed to go," Carter continued. Aaron then defended himself against accusations of racism, tweeting, "News flash my band consists of three amazing black funk musicians and an Italian guitar player from Italy Simone Stan Petey and p bass... They raised me and have been playing with me doing shows for 16 years." Carter also shared a selfie with his dogs in bed that he captioned, "Chillen w my boys before I finally get to bed... hospitals suck. & so do bullies. My face is still pretty though and untouched." The "Fool's Gold" singer also shared that his previously scheduled show for in Illinois has been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances." (Eonline)

DEAN Teams Up with Baek Yerin on 'Come Over'. After a breakout year in 2016, smooth-crooning Korean singer-songwriter Dean returned on Thursday (Feb. 16) with his latest collaboration. The mellow "Come Over" features 15&'s sweet-toned Baek Yerin. A bit softer than many of his more eclectic songs, "Come Over" is a deceptively upbeat duet about reminiscing over the good times of a past relationship. Sprinkled with a fair amount of twinkling synths and an off-kilter beat, the single starts out relatively low-key before the swaying chorus kicks in, with organ-esque keys. Baek's clear voice resonates in a post-chorus verse, before the pair's layered vocals bring the track to a gentle close. The music video for "Come Over" is a sketch-filled dreamscape featuring squiggles of a man and a woman contemplating one another. The clip is introduced by a hypnotic optical illusion that leads to a rocket ship getting fired, and ends with the reverse, as if to mimic the sleep cycle. The video was directed and created by the Korean artist Seong Lib, who has collaborated with SHINee. "Come Over" was released on Dean's Limbo single album, which features both the duet and one additional track, "The Unknown Guest." After their release, both songs promptly appeared on Korea's real-time music charts; "Come Over" landed at No. 1 on multiple local Korean music charts. Despite being a relatively new artist, Dean has become a forerunner of Korea's R&B scene ever since the release of his alt R&B debut album 130 Mood: TRBL last year. The EP appeared at No. 3 on the World Albums chart and No. 22 on Heatseekers Albums. High profile collaborations with Anderson .Paak and Eric Bellinger led to Dean's performance at the Spotify House at last year's SXSW, while his end-of-year "Bermuda Triangle" single with Korean singers Zico and Crush was named the No. 1 Korean song of 2016. (Billboard)

Juan Gabriel Hologram to Debut at Tribute Concert in Mexico: 'What We've Put Together is Unbelievable'. A Juan Gabriel hologram will make its debut at the Eternamente Juan Gabriel tribute concert taking place Feb. 18 in Mexico, a spectacle that promises to take the audience on an emotional journey to celebrate the legacy of the late Mexican icon. The hologram, made possible by Hologram USA part of FOTV Media Group, will perform alongside a live orchestra, dancers and other mega stars at an event that "won't be your typical concert," according to producer Gustavo Farías. "Think Cirque Du Soleil," Farías tells Billboard ahead of the homage with a lineup that includes artists like Juanes, Jesse & Joy, John Fogerty, Yuridia, Kinky, among others. "If you could see what we've put together, it's just unbelievable. It's a pretty ambitious homage but it's what he would have wanted and believe it or not but when he recuperated from a health scare in Las Vegas couple of years ago, we talked about this. I have a pretty good idea of he would like to see happen in his homage." The idea of including a hologram came to Farías when he started thinking of ways to pay homage to his longtime friend who passed away unexpectedly in August. "After my friend passed away, I knew we needed to do some special tribute for him. I started thinking of who would participate and what songs we'd play. And then I got the idea of the hologram, but I had no idea how to go about it so I had to do some research and visited a couple of companies until I came across Hologram USA and decided to partner with them because they've done amazing work with previous holograms. I felt very safe with them." While some may think it's simply impossible to replicate JuanGa's greatness onstage, the company behind the Michael Jackson, Tupac and most recently the Jenni Rivera hologram, assures they've set the bar high with this one. "This Juan Gabriel hologram performance that the world is about to see will set the bar high and as a standard of what a hologram for a late icon is supposed to look like. Everybody that comes after will want to aim for this type of hologram," David Nussbaum, senior vice president, sales at Hologram USA, says. So what exactly can the fans expect to see Saturday night at the Foro Pegaso? "The Juan Gabriel hologram is going to be singing along with his orchestra, that has never been done and it's been very challenging," Farías explains. "I didn't just want to project the hologram and have the orchestra sit there and pretend they were playing. That wouldn't be up to Juan Gabriel's standards. Everyone will be performing while he's singing and he'll be doing duets with other artists. At the end, everyone who participated will come back onstage to sing a very special song along with Juan Gabriel. It's so emotional. Every time I see it, I cry." Farías wasn't alone on the hologram idea, Juan Gabriel's estate was behind the production 100% and also met with Hologram USA to give their input on the creation. "Nobody knew Juan Gabriel better than his family and friends so, I leaned heavily on all of them to create the performance. We took all of their suggestions, input and clever thoughts and put all those ideas together. It's going to freak people all out when they see the end result. It's going to be amazing ... There will be moments during the show that will be awe-inspiring and very exciting and emotional," Nussbaum adds. But, with all the excitement surrounding the hologram debut there is some nervousness to it as well. After the Jenni Rivera hologram made its debut at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery during a Day of the Dead event, not all the feedback was positive. In fact, many were questioning if it was really Rivera who appeared in the digital resurrection. "A lot of people didn't know about the Jenni Rivera hologram and were confused when they saw it because our holograms look so real that people were wondering how it was possible," Nussbaum explains. "They said it must be a person and some even said it was Rivera's daughter Chiquis, but no, it wasn't somebody else, we just made it look so real That's why we're doing it differently with Juan Gabriel and this time we're letting everyone know it's going to happen." Farías already has a few words in mind to any disbelievers that come his way after the tribute concert: "Juan Gabriel used to say that envy is the greatest show of respect anybody can have. I'm going to take that quote and apply it if anyone criticizes it." Adding, "I'm hoping fans will feel the same way we all felt when we saw it, which was excitement, sadness and awe. But you never know how people will react." With hopes of taking the hologram on a stadium or arena trek, Farías has already begun producing extra content in case the family agrees to go on tour. "I hope this isn't the only time we see the hologram. This type of technology is one you have to see it live to appreciate it. It would be horrible ony a couple people get to see this. Also, there are many artists that wanted to be in this tribute concert but I could only accommodate so many. A tour would be another opportunity to continue this homage and allow other artists to participate. It can be a huge success and everybody wins. It would be unfair for this to be it." (Billboard)

Movies

Lindsay Lohan Really Wants to Play Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid Reboot. Many of us had dreams of becoming a Disney princess. Lindsay Lohan really wants to make hers a reality -- and revive her long-stalled acting career. Disney continues to turn its animated classics into live-action films and the actress wants in on the, well, action. "I will sing again, as #ariel #thelittlemermaid," Lohan wrote on Instagram Saturday, alongside a side-by-side pic of her and the animated mermaid princess. "@disney approve that "#billcondon directs it along with my sister @alianamusic singing the theme song for the soundtrack." "Also @kgrahamsfb plays Ursula," the actress continued, referring to a trainer and CrossFit enthusiast. "Simply because, she is the best. Take one. @disneystudios." Disney has never commented on the film and did not respond to Lohan's post. The actress has often said in interviews that Ariel is her dream role. In November, she unofficially pitched Disney the idea via social media. In summer 2016, it was reported Disney execs were in talks about a possible live-action Little Mermaid movie. That November, Broadway's Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda told Vulture that he was in "super-early talks" to take part in the film, following reports he had teamed up with the 1989 animated movie's composer Alan Menken to pen its songs. Miranda had recently starred and written music for Disney's Moana. "I literally don't have a title for what my job on The Little Mermaid is yet," Lin-Manuel said. "Right now, it's the guy who wears the 'don't mess it up' hat. If I could sign a contract with that job title on it, that would be great! But that's sort of where we are." Lohan's breakout performance was in the 1998 Disney movie The Parent Trap and she became even more famous after the release of the 2004 cult film Mean Girls. While she has gotten small parts over the years, her acting career has largely stalled since she underwent personal and legal turmoil almost a decade ago. Lohan has kept away from Hollywood in recent years. In recent months, she has been living abroad and has adopted an unidentifiable foreign accent. Lohan's post comes a day after Jon Favreau and Disney Studios announced on social media that the Lion King live-action reboot he is directing will star Donald Glover as Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa. (Eonline)

Why Karla Souza's Everybody Loves Somebody Isn't Your Typical Romantic Comedy. Karla Souza is bringing a refreshing take on romantic comedies, and what kind of stories they're telling. We recently sat down with the How to Get Away With Murder star to discuss her new film Everybody Loves Somebody, and we were not only blown away by this concept of slaying one's internal dragons when it comes to modern-day love but also how this film is so genuinely inclusive. The 31-year-old actress brings to life the character of Clara and it was evident by the first few minutes of the film, that Clara is all of us. The successful Mexican-American OGBYN's family and career fulfill her, but when it comes to love, there is a sense of cynicism that she can't get past. Souza credits the movie's authenticity to its writer/director, "Catalina Aguilar is precisely that (referencing to being bicultural) she studied at AFI, she's the daughter of prominent novelists in Mexico," she explained. "This was like her movie, and she's a Mexican that's been living in LA for the last eight years, and she knows the cultures, she's experienced them both, isn't ashamed of either of them, and she loves bringing them together." The film is free of stereotypes in every way and lets the rom-com be through the eyes of the woman, but it also digs deeper to show why she's so standoffish when it comes to falling in love and letting down her walls for someone else. "It shows you that the hurts of love make you cynical. But it's because you've been hurt and because you've seen it fail so many times and it's a terrifying thing," Souza explained about her character's battles. Although she's a big star on How to Get Away With Murder, don't expect her to forget her Latina roots. "I never want to limit my career to one language. I speak three languages, and I'm as culturally brought up in the US, Mexico, and France. I wish that my career can include all of these cultures and languages. I don't think that one is better than the other, and I see them both with so much love," she explains. "To be able to bring my life which was growing up in English and Spanish to the screen and sharing that with people, knowing that a lot of people feel that they are not being seen because there isn't a lot of stories being told about us. So I realized on How to Get Away With Murder come episode six that I was a Latina, they were like, 'Thank you for bringing this to the screen and being you and being a different Latina than we've seen.' I realized that this was a huge deal to people. So I take it very seriously, and I know that I have a tremendous responsibility to keep doing more projects where I feel like I am including and I'm bringing together the cultures and giving a voice to the people that don't have a voice, especially in the film industry." (Eonline)

Pitch Perfect fans have been wondering how the Barden Bellas will fare in the third film given that pretty much everyone has graduated-and now there is a solution. Sea lions. The whole choir is being bolstered by sea lions. Okay, so that isn't even vaguely true, let alone strictly, but the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 had a whale of a time (not even sorry) sharing details of their trip to Georgia aquarium-and they even did the patented Bellas harmonizing cheer. There were a LOT of fan questions-is this a new singer? Have the Bellas gone co-ed? (That sea lion, Diego, was a chap). What prompted this reunion with the original singers? And what gives with the Bellas being in their original uniforms? The acapella choir ditched their uniforms during the first film after Anna Kendrick's character Beca loosened them all up a bit. In Pitch Perfect 2, they performed (and won) at the World Finals in vests, shirts and trousers-so is this a flashback, or just a random team outing? So many questions, but we'll put those to one side for a moment so we can watch the BRILLIANCE that is this sea lion's completely out of tune harmonizing. (British Glamour)

TV

Grey's Anatomy's Civil War Just Took on Collateral Damage & Eliza Will Never Be the Same. If Grey's Anatomy fans didn't like Eliza Minnick before Thursday night, they probably hate her now. The brash doctor (played by Marika Dominczyk) brought in to overhaul Grey-Sloan Memorial's teaching program went full throttle with her plans by placing particular surgeries in the unprepared hands of attendings, leaving the residents to simply observe and guide. Because this is Shondaland, the results were calamitous, resulting in Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) accidentally killing one of Arizona's (Jessica Capshaw) pediatric patients when she misses the fact that the kid's bleeding internally. Making matters even worse, when a distraught Edwards looked to her budding mentor for guidance, Eliza just abandoned her in the hallway to go have a meltdown of her own. In short, it was not her finest moment. But it just might be the thing needed to change her aloof and abrasive ways, Dominczyk told E! News. "It was such a big event for her to reflect on herself and think about, you know, maybe her approach isn't the best," she admitted. "And I think it makes her take a moment to reflect on who she is, what she really wants, the good that she wants to do and how to do that without making things bad. It knocks her down. It definitely knocks her down a lot of pegs and she has to build herself up again and push through it and, in a way, still be confident and not let it ruin her. Because it's such a huge thing that happened that she didn't foreshadow. She didn't see it coming at all." Another thing she didn't see coming? Just how much her failure to react properly would push Edwards -- one of Minnick's biggest supporters among the attendings up until that moment -- back into Webber's (James Pickens Jr.) arms (literally) as she was looking for guidance. "I think that after Eliza deals with how it makes her feel as a doctor and how it affects her, so she can get over that huge hurdle, then she can look around at the damage that it's caused around. And I think that she -- it's not like she was building momentum in a good way, anyway," Dominczyk added. "It's kind of like maybe starting from ground zero and doing it over, but maybe with kinder hands, maybe gentler. Being more socially aware of how she comes off when she does stuff like that, you know? I think that initially when she blows off Edwards, it doesn't have anything to do with Edwards, which is the main mistake, right? She's supposed to be the teacher and help, but she's so consumed with what happened that she can't even see. She can't even see it yet. I think it hits her when Richard gives her that look. It crushes her because she looks up to Richard and she respects him so much and she wants to be accepted, but still hold her ground and come off as strong. So, it's a balancing act." So, could a kinder, gentler Minnick be just the thing to stop this civil war before it consumes the hospital? It couldn't hurt, Dominczyk admitted, but don't expect a miracle. "I would say that it makes people take a long hard look at what they're doing and the repercussions of certain actions," she said about how Grey-Sloan moves forward from here. "To slow down a bit and try to do what's best for everybody and not just best for one person. Because at the end of the day, they all want the same thing. They all want the hospital to be the best hospital it could be, and they all want all the attendings to learn everything the proper way and be good doctors. So, it might bring everything together, but not like a 'Kumbaya, we all love Minnick now.' That definitely, unfortunately, doesn't happen -- not overnight. But it's a step in the right direction." Despite the disaster of a day, Minnick did find herself in the arms of a sympathetic Arizona out in the parking lot, who reinforces the notion that Eliza could make things easier on herself with everyone if only she'd try. Is romance on the horizon for these two? And how will the other docs respond to Arizona's flirting with the enemy? I think they are drawn to each other and they are cautious, for the right reasons, with how much they let people know because I don't think they know themselves where this is going or what's going to happen," Dominczyk teased. "You're just going to have to watch and see this cautious circling. They're only human, so people do slip up sometimes." This being Grey's Anatomy, expect the slip up sooner rather than later. Where do you stand on Minnick after her big screw-up? Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

You're Not Alone, How to Get Away With Murder's Charlie Weber Isn't Even Sure Where the Show Goes From Here. With just a two-hour finale left in the third season of How to Get Away With Murder, it's becoming increasingly clear that this show will be irreparably changed by the time its recently-announced season four comes around. Even if Annalise (Viola Davis) and her gang are somehow able to overcome the ever-growing conspiracy the D.A.'s office has against her, her reputation and her career may never truly be able to bounce back. That's not to mention the lives of the Keating Four as they've now begun to turn on one another in the face of Wes' (Alfred Enoch) murder. So, what will the show look like? That's not even something the cast has an answer for. "You know, I don't know," Charlie Weber, who stars as Annalise's hired hand trying to make good Frank, told E! News. "And I think a lot of time, [creator] Pete [Nowalk's] best plan is no plan and he lets things unfold for himself, and I think the show has sort of changed shape organically through their writing and us as actors and where we wanted to take our characters and the performance we give. I have no idea what to expect for season four or where a lot of this is headed or what the tone will be." With the revelation that the D.A. has Wes' body illegally cremated to hide evidence about the cause of death and that Connor (Jack Falahee) was in the house the night Wes died, apparently administering CPR on poor Waitlist, no one is truly sure who they can trust anymore. "This episode, especially, was so sort of complicated in a way because everybody has their own take on this," Weber said. "Everybody's protecting someone else and I think no one can really move on until we find out what happened. People are going to be at each other's throats until we have an actual answer. And then everybody can decide how they move on." Now about that answer. Could it be someone in the Mahoney family who's the guilty party, now that we know they had Christof Wes' DNA tested? Naturally, Weber isn't saying, but he did offer up this tantalizing tease about finally learning the killer's identity. "I was just completely shocked because I did not see it coming," he said. "We sit around hypothesizing whodunnits all the time, and this was not on anybody's -- I don't know anybody who guessed this. I sure didn't." Who do you think killed Wes? How to Get Away With Murder's two-hour finale premieres Thursday, Feb. 23 at a special time, 9 p.m., on ABC. (Eonline)

Southern Charm Season 4's Trailer Is Finally Here and It's Bats--t Crazy, Y'all! Ba-ba-doo. Ba-ba-de-ee. Welcome back to Charleston, y'all. Southern Charm's fourth season finally has a premiere date, as E! News can reveal the Bravo hit will return on Monday, April 3, for another season of mint juleps, theme parties and good ol' fashioned Southern drama. Oh, and we also have your exclusive first look at said drama in the season four trailer, and may we suggest grabbing a fan before pressing play because s--t is going down in Charleston...and getting darker than ever before. But before we get to the sweet tea, let's just get this out of the way: Despite initially saying she was leaving the show, Kathryn Dennis is in fact back. That's the good news. The bad news? Thomas Ravenel is once again making accusations about her drug use, as the two still seem to be engaged in a bitter custody battle over their two children. "She knows she'll fail," he says, and we later see Kathryn crying over not being able to be there for her daughter, Kensington. While Kathryn is focused on rebuilding her old friendships this season, Thomas is focusing on finding a romantic one. "I want to be with a woman who feels privileged to be with me," he says...and it seems like that woman could be Landon Clements, who someone calls his "soulmate." But, of course, are things ever really done when it comes to Thomas and Kathryn? There is an awfully intimate hug between them in the trailer. Fans all also see a new cast member join the mix this season, as Shep's protege (LOL) Austen will set out to prove he's his own person by possibly dating one of his mentor's love interests leading to a tumultuous new love triangle. But it looks like Shep may have more to worry about, as a visit to his doctor sends him spiraling, which we get a preview of in the trailer, and we're just as concerned as his BFF Cameran Eubanks, TBH. (So. Many. Beer. Cans.) Speaking of Cam, it looks like she may have finally decided she's ready to have children with her husband...who still refuses to appear on the show. As for Craig, he's going to find himself the outcast of the group as the years of half-truths have finally caught up with him, and he's fighting with everyone, especially girlfriend Naomi, over whether or not he actually wants to be a lawyer, and Shep, as their rivalry seems to have heated up even more. "I'm not at Shep because he's a drunk asshole," Craig says at -- where else? -- a formal event, with Shep promptly losing it. "You mess with the bull, you get the f--king horns, son!" Oh, and if that's not enough for you? Someone passing out, with everyone frantically calling 911. Southern Charm returns for its fourth season on Monday, April 3 at 9 p.m. on Bravo. (Eonline)

Anna Deavere Smith, Britne Oldford to Star in Shondaland Legal Drama. Ben Rappaport will co-star in the pilot from writer Paul William Davies and exec producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Shondaland has found its next leading ladies. Nurse Jackie grad Anna Deavere Smith and Hunters alum Britne Oldford have been tapped to star in ABC's untitled Shondaland drama pilot from Scandal writer Paul William Davies, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Ben Rappaport (The Good Wife) has nabbed the male lead in the legal drama from exec producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," the legal drama follows brand new lawyers working on opposite sides -- for the defense and the prosecution -- as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country, all as their personal lives intersect. Oldford will topline the drama as Sandra Black, a sensible, not ostentatious, fiercely intelligent, independent woman of integrity who is a new public defender who is driven to the law because of an injustice perpetrated on her family when she was a child. The character still has outrage from that long-ago trauma, but has decided to channel it into action via the law. Oldford currently has a recurring role on season two of Hulu's The Path. She previously starred on Syfy's Hunters and counts roles in FX's American Horror Story, MTV's Skins, The Flash and Scandal star Tony Goldwyn's WeTV drama The Divide. The actress also has another connection to Shondaland, having starred opposite How to Get Away With Murder's Matt McGorry in feature How He Fell in Love. She's repped by Gersh as well as Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Smith, meanwhile, will play Tina Krissman, the tough, intimidating, no-nonsense/force-of-nature court clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The actress-playwright-teacher and author -- who in 2012 was awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal by President Obama -- is a two-time Tony nominee whose TV credits includes Showtime's Nurse Jackie and a recurring role on ABC's Black-ish as Rainbow's mother Alicia. Repped by Gersh, Judi Farkas Management and Ziffren Brittenham, her credits also include The West Wing. Rappaport, meanwhile, will portray Seth, the smart and reasonable yet inexperienced recent law school grad who is about to start is career as a prosecutor. Repped by Gersh, Invictus Entertainment and Stone Genow, his credits include Outsourced, Mr. Robot and Younger. Scandal grad Davies will pen the script and exec produce the drama alongside Rhimes and Beers. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Nears Low on Thursday. The CBS comedy remains the night's (and broadcast's) biggest player. Even broadcast's biggest show isn't immune to February fatigue. Thursday's episode of The Big Bang Theory predictably topped the night among adults 18-49, but it did so near a series low. Its 2.7 rating in the key demo ranks as its weakest live-plus-same day showing since all the way back in 2008 at the end of its first season. Among total viewers, where the current season outpaces even Sunday Night Football once live-plus-seven is factored in, the show earned 13.3 million. Even with the night's biggest demo player, CBS did not out-rate ABC's three-drama block to win all of primetime. The trio of Grey's Anatomy (2.0 adults), Scandal (1.7 adults) and How to Get Away With Murder (1.3 adults) were all steady with last week -- and all were recently renewed by the network. After Big Bang, CBS saw steady episodes of The Great Indoors (1.6 adults), Mom (1.5 adults) and Life in Pieces (1.3 adults) -- as well as a new outing for the already-beleaguered Training Day. The drama earned just a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. On NBC, Superstore (also renewed this past week) pulled an even 1.1 rating in the key demo before Powerless (0.8 adults), Chicago Med (1.2 adults) and The Blacklist (0.9 adults). Fox saw MasterChef Junior dip from last week's premiere to a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, and My Kitchen Rules was correspondingly down with a 0.7 rating. Supernatural perked up to its best showing in several months with an average 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 on the CW. It lead into an even episode of Riverdale, which pulled yet another 0.4 rating. (Hollywood Reporter)

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