Monday, March 27, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Amanda Seyfried Gives Birth to First Child With Thomas Sadoski. Congratulations to newlyweds Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski...they're new parents now, too! A rep for the actress confirms the couple welcomed their first child together. The Mamma Mia star gave birth to a baby girl. We first confirmed Seyfried's pregnancy in November after she stepped out for Givenchy's new fragrance and debuted her baby bump. Then, earlier this month at The Last Word premiere -- the couple's first film together -- they talked openly with E! News' Marc Malkin about welcoming her first child into the world. "I'm ready to go," Seyfried admitted at the time. "I'm ready to meet the kid!" Sadoski quipped, "I'm terrified but I couldn't be more excited." He also noted, "She gets the singing. I do the diaper changing." Seyfried had been open about wanting a child for several years. In fact, in August 2015, she opened up in Marie Claire UK and joked that she needed to "get on it." "I keep feeling like my eggs are dying off. I need to get on it... I want a child. Badly. I want to be a mother, badly," she shared. "That's what I feel. I've been feeling it for like, two years. I'm not ready but nobody's ready. It changes everything... so how you can ever be ready for that?" Well, it looks like she found someone who's finally ready! Speaking of, Sadoski and Seyfried tied the knot in a secret ceremony earlier this month. "We eloped," Sadoski announced on The Late Late Show last week, showing off his wedding band and revealing that the ceremony took place March 12. "We just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did our thing... We had a great day. It was perfect." According to Sadoski, they both wrote their own vows and recited them in front of Seyfried's dog, Finn, who was in attendance. "She's the person I love, admire, respect most in the world," he said before describing the ceremony. "It was beautiful. It was everything that it should be. It was just the two of us talking to each other." The couple first met while working together on the off-Broadway show The Way We Get By, but didn't spark romance rumors until they were spotted walking back to their trailers together in Pasadena, Calif., while working on The Last Word. Then, in September, E! News confirmed they were engaged, and Seyfried was spotted out and about with her minimalist, gold engagement ring. Sadoski was previously married to Kimberly Hope for eight years before they divorced in 2015. Seyfried, on the other hand, had been linked to Justin Long, but they broke up in September 2015. Congratulations again to the newlyweds and first-time parents! (Eonline)

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole Welcome Their First Child Together. Liam Payne is about to start singing a lot of lullabies! The One Direction crooner and girlfriend Cheryl Cole welcomed their first child together, and it's a boy! Liam took to Instagram with a heartfelt message about fatherhood. "My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow!" he wrote Saturday. "I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far." Payne added, "I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true. We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother's Day everyone!" The couple never officially confirmed they were expecting, but the songstress' growing baby bump became undeniable. During an #AskLiam Twitter Q&A, the former 1D member admitted he was in the best place of his life. "Are you happy honey?" one fan asked. "The happiest I could be," Liam, 23, replied. Liam ignored all questions about Cheryl's pregnancy, and his girlfriend, 33, also chose not to speak about it during her interview with The Mirror's Notebook magazine. But after awhile the secret couldn't be contained, and #CongratsLiam started to trend on Twitter. While bringing home a baby will certainly be an exciting change for the couple, they'll also have some people to turn to when they need advice. Liam's former bandmate Louis Tomlinson is a dad to one-year-old son Freddie, so while they used to bond over music, these two crooners could start swapping parenthood tips. Cheryl's former Girls Aloud bandmates also expressed the faith they have in Cheryl as a mom, telling the Sunday People that she's "naturally good with kids." "She's really happy right now," Kimberly Walsh said of Cheryl. "And she'll be a brilliant mum. She has loads of nieces and nephews, so she's used to the madness of children." Congratulations to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Orange Is the New Black Star Samira Wiley Marries Lauren Morelli. Wedding bells are ringing! Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley married longtime love Lauren Morelli in Palm Springs, Calif. on Saturday, Martha Stewart Weddings reports. The newlyweds, who met on the set of the wildly popular Netflix series, tied the knot during a confetti-themed celebration in the same place they got engaged last October. Designed after their love of Funfetti cake, the magazine reports Samira and Lauren called upon Beth Helmstetter Events to plan the wild, fun-loving bash. Wiley's parents officiated the outdoor ceremony, which was preceded by recession up the aisle to Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It." And no wedding would be complete without a little Justin Bieber! The brides made their grand entrance to the reception as the pop star's smash hit "Baby" played. Seriously, where was our invite?! Samira and Lauren both wore Christian Siriano, and the former switched up her look ahead of the reception. During the ladies' first dance, an explosive confetti cannon rained down upon their guest, because, duh. Earlier this month, Samira was joined by her closest friends as well as co-stars Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks for a bachelorette party held at E11EVEN nightclub in Miami. The couple began dating in 2014 following Lauren's amicable split and divorce from Steve Basilone, her husband of two years. The OITNB writer-producer came out as gay in an Identities.Mic essay published in May 2014, writing, "I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the [OITNB] set." Congratulations, you two! (Eonline)

Dancing With the Stars' Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Are Expecting Baby No. 2. Gleb Savchenko is taking another quickstep into fatherhood. The Dancing With the Stars ballroom pro and his wife, fellow dancer Elena Samodanova, are expecting their second child together, E! News can exclusively confirm. The star, who is currently competing for the mirror ball trophy, is also dad to their daughter, Olivia. "We're expected a baby girl, a second little girl," Gleb shared with us. "I'm going to be a dad again, it's amazing. I have a girl and I think nothing is better than a little girl for daddies." As for his daughter Olivia, she's already getting ready to become a big sister. "[Olivia] is so excited. She can't wait," Gleb gushed. As their family grows, it seems life can't get any better for the competitor. "Every year you make very special," he wrote to his wife and daughter on Instagram as the New Year rang in. "I love you so much more then anything in this world." While the dancer prepares to welcome another addition to their clan, Savchenko also has a competition to win with his celebrity partner, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne. "I have a great partner. I've already pretty much won," Gleb told E! News of being paired up with the Bravolebrity. "It's going to be a lot of fun." We'd give this news a 10! Congratulations Gleb and Elena! (Eonline)

NBA Star J.R. Smith's Baby Daughter Dakota's Breathing Tube Removed. J.R. Smith and his wife Jewel Harris' miracle baby Dakota reached an enormous milestone: her breathing tube has been removed. Jewel gave birth to Dakota, also known as "Kota Bear," in January, almost five months before her due date. Baby Dakota weighed only one pound at birth, but after months of hard work, the Cleveland Cavaliers' guard's baby reached a point where she could breathe without a tube. Jewel took to her and her husband's website to emotionally detail the exciting moment the nurse told her Kota Bear was "not intubated" anymore. "I mean I was beyond excited to hold our 2lb 13oz miracle in the palm of my hands for the very first time," she wrote. "What some mothers get to experience within the first 2 minutes of giving birth I had to wait 78 days but, what I will say is it was worth the wait because those very feelings, emotions and joy that took over my body trumps it all." She added, "I kissed her little cheeks, smelled her neck, gazed into her eyes and just smiled at life...this life...her life that has now become our life! To God Be The Glory...I thank you." The couple first revealed the news in an emotional video for Interrupted. On the verge of tears, Jewel explained, "We know we're not the only family going through this, who has been through this, and who will ever go through it. That's why we decided to share what we're going through with you guys. Please keep us in your prayers and we'll do the same for everyone else." The NBA player and his wife, who wed in August 2016, announced they were expecting in October. J.R. and Jewel also share two daughters together named Demi and Peyton. Our thoughts continue to go out to J.R. and his family. (Eonline)

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen's Rare Public Outing Will Brighten Your Day. Who knew a lunch date could bring so much joy to pop culture fans? While Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson may have one of the strongest fan bases in Hollywood, the pair tries their best to live a private life away from the public eye. On Thursday afternoon, however, the famous pair was spotted enjoying a casual lunch at Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery in Studio City, Calif. Rachel was seen wearing ripped denim jeans, a black motorcycle jacket and purple beanie. Meanwhile, Hayden showcased his love for Brooklyn in a T-shirt with a tan wool coat and jogger pants. Their afternoon outing in Southern California comes as Rachel continues filming her upcoming role in Nashville. As for Hayden, he is set to star in two big-screen projects later this year. Perhaps the couple's greatest role is raising their baby girl. During rare interviews, both mom and dad couldn't help but express their happiness at expanding their family. "I have this little angel in my life now and Rachel and I are so thrilled," Hayden shared with E! News back in 2015. "We don't sleep as much as we used to, but it's all so worth it." When asked what is the best part about being a dad, the actor simply replied with, "Everything." As for Rachel, she loves all of her quality time with Briar Rose Christensen. From dinner dates at Island's or baking nights in the kitchen, mother-daughter moments away from the public eye are something the actress loves. "She's doing good," Rachel previously shared with E! News when discussing her daughter. "She's a smart little girl -- very active." (Eonline)

Fuller House Star Jodie Sweetin Ends Engagement to Justin Hodak. Jodie Sweetin and Justin Hodak have called off their year-long engagement. Sweetin's rep tells E! News, "We can confirm that actress Jodie Sweetin and her fiance Justin Hodak have ended their relationship. She appreciates everyone's understanding for their need for privacy at this time." The Fuller House star announced their engagement in January 2016 after dating for two years. She took to Instagram to share a photo of the diamond ring, writing, "So... Looks like the cats outta the bag! Haha! I'm so happy and he did a GREAT job with the ring! Good taste @justinhodak_ I love you!!" Her rep also confirmed the news to us at the time, saying, "Happy, happy day. They are both thrilled." The 34-year-old has been married three times before getting engaged to Hodak. She split with her third husband, Marty Coyle, back in June of 2013 after the two were together for one year. They share one daughter together, Beatrix Carlin Sweetin-Coyle. Before that, she was married to Cody Herpin (with whom she split in 2010 and shares an 8-year-old daughter, Zoie) and Shaun Holguin (they split in 2006). People magazine was the first to report the breakup. (Eonline)

Mindy Kaling and Senator Cory Booker Just Set up a Date Over Twitter and It Was Adorable. Mindy Kaling's character on The Mindy Show Mindy Lahiri called out New Jersey Senator Cory Booker during a recent episode, and while stuff like that typically gets ignored by politicians, it actually did just the opposite this time around. Booker took to Twitter on Friday to playfully address how Mindy's Newark diss broke his heart. "Ouch," he wrote beside a broken-heart emoji. "Heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night." Though he said he disagreed with her view, he wrote, "I still [heart] u!" Kaling responded, "Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the [love]," she wrote with a heart emoji, adding, "It's mutual!" Thus, Booker seized the opportunity and decided to ask Kaling out. "You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification," he tweeted back. "And If the [love] is really mutual... Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes." OK, yes we're dying, but it only gets better... She said YES! "Yes," she wrote back. "Now let me get that PATH train schedule." (For reference, the PATH train is the Port Authority Trans-Hudson train, a rapid transit system serving Newark, Harrison, Hoboken, and Jersey City. In January, N.J. government passed a 10-year capital plan to include a $1.7 billion extension for the train, which is expected to start in 2020). However, Booker being the gentleman that he is said he'd send a car for her. "Thank you! PATH train is awesome when you are Jersey bound," he responded. "But you are @Lyft worthy! I will send one to you for the door to door." And now we're anxiously awaiting to see how this all pans out. (Eonline)

Millie Bobby Brown Cancels Pop Culture Convention Appearance: I've Worked Too Hard and Need to Rest. Millie Bobby Brown is taking some well-deserved time off. The 13-year-old breakout star of Stranger Things pulled out from a previously scheduled appearance at Collective Con on Saturday, citing her demanding schedule and need for rest. In a video message shared to Instagram, Brown briefed fans with the update: "Hey guys, I've never had to do one of these videos before. But I've had to cancel at Collective Con last minute, which is something I've never done and I'm planning on never doing again." She added, "I just think I've worked too hard and I have to rest as I've had a really long shoot and I'm still filming Stranger Things. I'm sorry to everyone who's going and I promise you guys I'm going to get back to you. I love you guys all, thank you so much for your continued support and thank you." The pop culture-driven conference held this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. sent their well wishes to the actress, tweeting, "A special message from Millie Bobby Brown! Get some rest and feel better soon. <3". Other celebrities slated to attend the three-day gathering include Outlander's Graham McTavish, Gotham's Jessica Lucas, 'N Sync member Chris Kirkpatrick and The Walking Dead's Addy Miller. Millie was set to sign autographs and take photos with fans for a fee of $50 and $60, respectively, per Collective Con's website. Similarly, Millie's Stranger Things co-star Noah Schnapp also pulled out of the event for unspecified reasons. It's been a whirlwind few months for the British child star, who attended nearly every award show with her Netflix fam and most recently stepped out on multiple occasions during New York Fashion Week in February. And with filming well underway for season two of Stranger Things, it's no wonder Brown hoped to clear her plate for some R&R. Here's to a clean bill of health in the very near future for Ms. Millie! (Eonline)

Amber Heard Recalls Coming Out as Bisexual in 2010: "I Became Attached to a Label." Amber Heard has always been queer. But, as she said at The Economist's second annual Pride & Prejudice event in New York City Thursday, "It was just not important or interesting enough to make headlines." Heard publicly discussed her sexual orientation for the first time in 2010, but to her family and friends, she "was always out. I was an activist. I went to protests." Funnily enough, she added, "I was never in. I was in a relationship and I never hid it and then my career and my life started to change..." In 2010, After Ellen asked Heard about her sexuality. "I just answered honestly. I could tell by the look on this person's face it was a big deal. My poor publicist. Then I realized the gravity of what I had done and why so many people -- studio execs, agents, advisors -- did not want this coming before my name. I became attached to a label. I've never seen myself defined by the person I'm with," Heard recalled. Rather than keep that aspect of her life private, "I saw myself being in this unique position and having a unique responsibility. So, I bit the bullet." Heard was told having the word "bisexual" attached to her name was problematic. "As a leading lady, there's a certain amount of wish fulfillment. I was asked 'How is anyone going to invest in you romantically if they think you're unavailable?'" she said. "I said, 'Watch me do it.'" In the years since her public "coming out," Heard has worked steadily, starring in The Rum Diary, Machete Kills, Magic Mike XXL and The Danish Girl -- all while fighting for LGBTQ causes. The Justice League actress, who finalized her divorce from Johnny Depp last year, is proud to see other actors in Hollywood coming out. "I stand here now amongst many of my romantic leading lady peers who are out and fluid," Heard said. "I'm one of many now, and I'm working." "If we're meant to reflect the world around us, the whole point of telling stories and reaching audiences is to challenge the status quo, to push the envelope. Not just to meet the status quo. We're in a unique position to do this," she told the audience. "We need to be actively pushing." Heard argued that women are at the forefront of the LGBTQ fight in Hollywood. "If every gay man that I know personally in Hollywood came out tomorrow, then this would be a non-issue in a month." Despite the progress that's already been made, she said, "We have a long way to go." (Eonline)

Antonio Banderas had a heart attack earlier this year ... and it required surgery that left 3 stents in his arteries. Antonio made the announcement over the weekend while speaking to Spanish media in Malaga, Spain ... telling them he suffered the attack on Jan. 26. He says he's doing better now and that "it wasn't serious and hasn't caused any damage." The 56-year-old actor -- who visited a Swiss clinic for the procedure -- adds ..." it hasn't been as dramatic as some have written." Not sure about you, Antonio ... but 3 stents sounds pretty serious to us. (TMZ)

John Legend learned the hard way ... some airport livery drivers just can't be trusted. John arrived at JFK Thursday when a livery driver offered to take him into the city. The guy was up to no good, grabbing his travel bag and running off with it. We're told the bag contained a pair of Cartier Panther cuff links with clear and green stones, valued at $30k. The clothes inside were valued at $500, and there was a $500 pair of eyeglasses. It's unclear if the thief knew he was stealing John Legend's suitcase. Cops were able to use surveillance video to nab the culprit, and John got his bag back. The story was first reported by the New York Daily News. (TMZ)

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Fisher's Public Memorial Features Onstage Cameo From R2-D2. Carrie Fisher was honored by a dear and old friend at a public celebration of her and her mother Debbie Reynolds' lives, which was livestreamed Saturday. Star Wars droid R2-D2 made a cameo appearance onstage alongside Carrie's brother and Debbie's son Todd Fisher, who hosted the event at a reception hall at the Hollywood Hills' Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where both actresses were laid to rest together at a private funeral in January. "My mother didn't like memorials or funerals," Todd, 59, told the crowd Saturday. "She liked shows, parties...so this show was really time for you to be in our living room as if we were all a big family." Carrie, 60, and her 84-year-old veteran actress mom died within one day of each other last December. "She said to me many times, 'I never want to go to my daughter's funeral,'" Todd recalled. "So she said, 'I would like to change my burial plans and I would like to buried with Carrie. I didn't know she was going to leave us the very next day." Home videos of a young Carrie with her family, as well as scenes of her as Princess Leia in four Star Wars films, most recently Star Wars: The Force Awakens, were screened at the event, as was footage of Debbie in her own movies. Artifacts from the family's life, including Debbie's old Hollywood artifacts, which she famously collected, were also displayed at the entrance to the venue. Two groups of dancers also performed, including one that tap-danced to Debbie's famous dance from Singin' in the Rain. A male choir also performed "True Colors," made famous by Cyndi Lauper, in her honor. Dan Aykroyd, who was once engaged to Carrie and starred with her in The Blues Brothers, took the podium to deliver some sweet words about the star. "Although Carrie and I did not get married, we had taken blood test in anticipation of maybe having a child," he said. "So what would the offspring of Princess Leia and Elwood Blues turn out like? Funny? Quick? Spiritual, haunted, pursued, talented, acerbic...deviant, manic, genius...in other words, we would've had Todd Fisher." Other celebs who attended the memorial included Todd's wife and former One Life to Live star Catherine Hickland, actor Griffin Dunne, one of Carrie's longtime friends, and actress Connie Fisher, 78, who used to be married to Carrie and Todd's dad Eddie Fisher, who died in 2010. In addition to Todd, Carrie is survived by half-sisters Joely Fisher, 49, and Tricia Leigh Fisher, 48, and daughter and Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd, 24, who is now caring for the actress' French bulldog, Gary. Debbie's dog, a terrier mix named Dwight, was spotted at the memorial, being led by one of the actress' friends. (Eonline)

Terrence Howard Speaks Out About Domestic Violence "Double Standard." Terrence Howard is speaking out about domestic violence and past accusations made against him. The Empire star went on a Twitter rant about the topic early Saturday morning -- two months after his ex-wife Michelle Ghent dropped an assault, emotional distress and defamation lawsuit she had filed against him in 2015. "I've never been abusive to anyone in my entire life," he tweeted. "I have loved and paid the price for love. I am the same loving being since day 1! When I say that I've made mistakes, it is not regarding violence but judgement. Trusting the wrong people!" "I firmly believe that every action has an equal and opposite reaction," he continued. "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Kiss for a [kiss emoji]. This double standard that has permitted abusive women to feel that they can assault a man and not reap where they have sowed is wrong!" "@terrencehoward You are so right!" one Twitter user said. "There are double standard! My best male friend was abused by his wife for years, physically, and verbally!" "@LoverofmusicTwo As was I," Howard responded. "Let's start teaching our children that they should END THE VIOLENCE!" he continued. "Nor should a woman ever hit a man!" In her lawsuit, Ghent, the Oscar-nominated actor's second ex-wife, alleged that during a trip with his kids to Costa Rica in 2013, she told Howard she thought they should break up and an argument ensued, during which he allegedly sucker punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck, pushed her against a wall and strangled her for several seconds before his son-in-law Billy rushed in to intervene. She said that the actor later charged toward her and she pepper-sprayed him and that he swung his arms and caused her to fall, after which he allegedly "mule-kicked" her in the head and shoulders." She said she later drive to her sister's rental house and called police. Howard told authorities at the time that had just had a "normal married fight" and that Ghent "got too worked up" and "threatened" to kill him and his family, then used pepper spray to "attack" them. He also said she had previously been suicidal and was hospitalized for paranoia. Ghent had previously filed a restraining order against Howard in 2011, claiming he routinely abused her and threatened to kill her. In 2001, Howard was arrested on charges that he attacked his then-wife, Lori McCommas. He later pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. "For years, every since these allegations have been brought against me I've been told to not address it," Howard tweeted Saturday. "I can't remain quiet. For the record. I have not changed nor is there a reason to change. I love and anyone that knows me, knows that I only love." "The cyber space abuse and bullying that has gone unanswered has come to an end!" he continued. "You come for me, I come for you. Eye for an eye!" "Having an altercation is very different than abuse..." he said. "And for the record I never punched her in the face get the facts straight." (Eonline)

Phaedra Parks' divorce to Apollo Nida put on hold by judge. Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida's divorce has been put on hold. According to TMZ, a judge pumped the breaks on finalizing the matter after Nida's last name was misspelled on documents. It also appears Nida was led to believe he would attend future divorce proceeding from prison. Nida wasn't informed the divorce was nearly finalized nor was he notified of a hearing. "It's very confusing why a man who is engaged and enjoys frequent visits with his fiancee would work so aggressively to avoid ending his marriage," Parks' rep Steve Honig told Page Six in a statement. "Regardless, Phaedra is reviewing her options with her attorney to determine the most efficient path toward ending this marriage so she can move forward and focus on raising strong, healthy and happy children." The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, 43, and Nida, 38, split in October 2014 after five years of marriage. Nida is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence on federal fraud charges. (PageSix)

Rapper Kevin Gates got a kick in the face himself Friday, after he got re-arrested as authorities were about to let him out of jail. Gates had just completed his sentence for kicking a woman in the face at a Florida show back in 2015. He was sentenced to 6 months but was scheduled to get out a month early. Friday was the day Kevin would taste freedom again, but as he was being processed out of jail authorities found an outstanding weapons-related warrant, so he went back inside the pokey. Gates had a hearing set for later Friday. It's unclear what will happen. (TMZ)

Katherine Jackson -- or someone claiming to be Katherine Jackson -- has doubled down in the family war, claiming again Michael's cousin, Trent, has been stealing from and bullying the matriarch. Katherine has been MIA for months after allegedly leveling claims Trent has pilfered $40k out of her bank account and manipulated her into buying him a Cadillac. She's also claimed elder abuse. Trent has said it's all BS ... that Katherine isn't really driving this, but rather it's Jermaine and some of her other kids in order to get control of MJ's Estate. In the new declaration -- obtained by TMZ -- Katherine says she's in London because she's scared to come home for fear Trent will now seek revenge on her. She says she's now filled with stress and anxiety, and she's now taking new meds to cope. Katherine also says she's had meeting with social workers from Adult Protective Services and they will vouch for the authenticity of her claims. The judge in the case is deciding whether he'll require Katherine's presence in court for the case against Trent to go forward. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Postcard from Jackie Kennedy to JFK Jr. can be yours for $15K. A 1962 postcard from Jackie Kennedy to John F. Kennedy Jr. is going up for sale. The card sent from Ravello, Italy, a year before President John F. Kennedy's assassination, is signed by Jackie and daughter Caroline Kennedy and addressed to "Master J.?F. Kennedy Jr." in Newport, RI, says Moments in Time dealer Gary Zimet. The card reads in part, "Everyday we say, 'Where is John John?' We miss you very much .?.?. Love from Caroline and Mummy." In August '62, Jackie vacationed with Caroline for three weeks in Ravello on the recommendation of Gore Vidal. John stayed behind with his grandmother at her home, Hammersmith Farm. The card is selling for $15,000. (PageSix)

Khloe Kardashian Hosts Spin Class in Support of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles' Make March Matter Campaign. Khloe Kardashian is breaking a sweat for a great cause. The E! reality star took part in Children's Hospital of Los Angeles' second annual Make March Matter fundraising campaign by hosting a spin class at celeb-loved Cycle House in West Hollywood on Saturday afternoon. KoKo was joined by fitness instructor Nichelle Hines and besties Malika Haqq and Khadijah Haqq for the event, which according to a press release, sold out in minutes. Khloe opened up about how much giving back to those in need meant to her, writing on Instagram, "Thank you dearly to all who bought a bike! All of the proceeds go directly to helping many sick children in need. No matter how large or small your voice is." "Remember we all have a voice. And we can all use our voice and platform to do something positive. God bless and again, thank you!" she added. Attendees donated $75 per bike and $1 per shoe rental, all of which benefited the month-long initiative aiming to support children's health and wellness. All throughout the month of March, CHLA recruited local business to help raise funds through everyday activities such as drinking coffee, shopping or exercising. Sister Kim Kardashian also participated by sharing a heartfelt speech made at their kickoff event earlier this month. "My family and I always love to come here and throughout the year, just try to pop in and put a smile on your kid's faces or, more importantly, the families that are struggling so hard to still work and take care of them and not wanting to leave their children by themselves," she shared. "So anything we can do, and my family can do, we love being a part of this community and helping out." For more information on the Make March Matter campaign, visit their website. (Eonline)

Prince George to Start Nearly $8,000-Per-Term School in September. He's officially a young scholar! Prince George will be starting school in September. The 3-year-old royal tot is going to be attending Thomas's Battersea. "We are honored and delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen Thomas's Battersea for Prince George," said Ben Thomas, Headmaster at Thomas's Battersea. "We greatly look forward to welcoming him and all of our new pupils to the school in September." Prince George began nursery school at Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk in January 2016. George only attended classes while his family resided at their Norfolk home, but wouldn't be enrolled when his family stayed at Kensington Palace in London. The nursery, located just 10 miles away from his family home, Amner Hall on the Sandringham Estate, was housed in a converted chapel. It cost Prince William and Kate Middleton a modest $49 a day. Thomas's Battersea, however, has a steeper price tag, costing the royal family about $7,975 per term. The school serves students ages 4-13, but they can choose to depart at age 11. According to the school's website, its primary focus is to teach students to "be kind" while nurturing "a rich and broad curriculum, with Art, Ballet, Drama, ICT, French, Music and PE all taught by specialist teachers from a child's first day in school." Currently, the school has about 540 students and is considered one of the best in the country. It also has some famous alumni, including Cara Delevingne. Can you believe how much time has gone by?! It seems like only yesterday the royal couple's son was born. Soon it will be Princess Charlotte's turn! (Eonline)

Comparing Prince William's and Prince George's Early Educations. While some things change, others stay the same. When Prince William went to his first day of nursery school, more than 100 reporters stood at the schoolhouse gates to watch Princess Diana and Prince Charles drop off their older son at Mrs. Mynors' Nursery School. It was the first time a member of the royal family had attended nursery school outside of Buckingham Palace, and it certainly was quite the sight. The royal couple chose to send their son to a Montessori school, a method that balances work and play and encourages children to develop at their own rate. The method might have stuck with Wills, as he and wife Kate Middleton opted to send their son, Prince George, to Westacre Montessori School for nursery. Of course, Prince George's first day differed drastically from that of his father's. No one knew Prince George had attended his first day until the couple announced it themselves with an adorable photo of the three year old with his backpack. Mama Kate, of course, took the picture. Prince William and Kate Middleton's desire for privacy for their children often means they break away from royal tradition, and their selection for their son's new school, Thomas's Battersea, which he will start in September, keeps in line with their efforts. Prince William and Prince Harry attended all-boys school Wetherby, which many thought George would attend, too, before they headed off to Eton. But according to reports, the Duchess of Cambridge wanted her toddler at a coed school so his younger sister, Princess Charlotte, could join him down the line. When it comes down to numbers, Wetherby currently costs more money than Thomas's Battersea. Wetherby would have cost the royal couple about $8,570 per term, while Thomas's Battersea rings in at just under $8,000 per term. Not a steep savings, but a savings nonetheless. "Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education," Kensington Palace announced Friday. We just can't wait to see more pictures of George as a star student! (Eonline)

Selena Gomez Surprises High School Students With a Visit and Shares a Message of Embpowerment. Selena Gomez is stepping up. The songstress surprised high school students in Los Angeles with a visit in honor of the Step Up Foundation and Coach. As the designer brand's celebrity ambassador, Gomez arrived at the school looking to spread the after-school program's message of empowerment and fulfilling one's potential. However, as Gomez told the room of teens, she wanted the atmosphere to be comfortable, casual and for everyone to feel free to get to know her, although "most of you know most of my life anyway," she joked. The star mingled with the students, pulling up a seat to chat and impart some advice, like "love yourself first" -- a message Gomez has been personally following as of late. "Right now, I'm actually enjoying finding moments for myself," she told Today's Sheinelle Jones, noting that she's been secretly taking time in the studio lately. "I like having a little mystery to where I'm at. I think that makes me feel very empowered, very in control of where I'm at." "I'm taking time to have a personal life," she continued. "I'm doing things that I love that I'm passionate about that I care about... it just makes me happy." Something else that brings her happiness is lifting up young girls. "Step Up's mission to empower young women is personally important to me and something even more crucial in under-served communities," she said in a statement to People. "Working with the young women I met today was an inspirational experience I will never forget." "It was incredible, beautiful and inspiring," the singer added on Instagram after the event. "It's crazy to me how much they are willing put others before themselves." (Eonline)

Remember Sophia Grace and Rosie? Find Out What the Duo Is Obsessed With 6 Years After Their TV Debut. If you've been missing Sophia Grace and Rosie, trust us: You are not alone! Fans of the Internet stars may be wondering where their favorite duo has been. Lucky for us, we have an important update from one of the starlets. In a new video posted onto Rosie's personal YouTube page this week, the 10-year-old admitted that she's been away from the spotlight. But trust us, there's still a lot on this young girl's plate. "So I've been working real hard on my school work. My teachers are very happy with me. I got my handwriting license as well," she explained to her followers. "Also, I took my prep test in piano and I passed and I'm very excited about that." In addition to school, Rosie has recently taken on learning Spanish. Perhaps the activity bringing her the most joy is gymnastics. "I spend time every single day on my bars and my beam but my most exciting news right now is that I've got my first solo in my singing class at stage school and I'm really excited and really nervous at the same time," she shared. Fans may remember Rosie and her friend Sophia Grace from their appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where they served as red carpet reporters. They also famously covered Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" that has more than 52 million views online. As for Sophia Grace, she is a judge on ABC's upcoming reality show titled The Toy Box. She also recently released an EP titled Hollywood. Speaking of singing, Rosie is still totally interested as well. At the end of her latest video, she asked the audience if they want to see her show off her vocals soon. "Thanks for watching. I hope you like this video and hopefully I'll be back soon," she teased. "Let me know if you want to hear me sing." We're totally in! (Eonline)

Tamron Hall Will Not Be Defined by Her Job at Today. Tamron Hall knows her worth. Hall was a keynote speaker at the Women's Business Enterprise National Council's Summit Salute in New Orleans Thursday, where she spoke about the reaction over her decision to leave NBC's Today last month. "I don't want a friend who calls me saying, 'Oh, my God!' It's a job. It doesn't define me. It doesn't determine what I do, how I treat people. I'm going to always look you in your face and say, 'thank you' and 'please' -- and if you make me mad, a good cuss word! But in the end, a title can't define you. When your card no longer says anything beneath it but your name, are you still you? Can you still savor the victory, the moment you were able to take that dream?" Hall, 46, asked attendees. "I never imagined that I would be on the Today show." Word of Hall's exit leaked Feb. 1, around the time Megyn Kelly joined NBC News. Soon after, Hall released a statement via the network once her departure was confirmed: "The last 10 years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I'm grateful. I'm also very excited about the next chapter. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you." After Thursday's event, Hall shared a photo on Instagram. "What a day!!!!" the TV journalist wrote, adding, "I'm forever inspired after seeing firsthand what you do for women in business." What's next for the former MSNBC broadcaster? Hall, who continues to host Deadline: Crime on Investigation Discovery, has been teasing fans that she will be back on morning TV before long. "My family may be getting a tad sick of me," she recently tweeted. "I promise I'm working on things I hope y'all will appreciate." And, on March 7, she told a follower, "I'm not gone. Before you know it, you will be sick of seeing me." (Eonline)

Jon Gosselin Lands New Gig as Male Stripper at Atlantic City Nightclub. Hold on to your dollar bills! Jon Gosselin is breaking into the world of adult entertainment. The former reality star, whose marriage to now-ex Kate Gosselin and family life famously played out on TLC's John and Kate Plus 8, has landed a new gig, this time as a stripper performing with the 'Untamed Male Revue' out of Dusk Nightclub in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gosselin is set to take the stage for a one-night only event on April 1, and from the looks of photos shared to social media, he's not holding anything back. "No plans next weekend? Check it out, my big debut...? AC, Caesars, Dusk, untamed, Saturday April 1st!" he tweeted to his 2,000 followers. E! News spoke with the 39-year-old about his latest venture, and why he's ready to take the stage in a different kind of light. Gosselin shared, "Yes, I'm an integral part of the 'Men Untamed' on April 1." After Jon and Kate's decade-long marriage came to an end in 2009, a new reality show titled Kate Plus 8 chronicled her life as a single mother raising two teenage daughter and sextuplets. Since then, Gosselin has shifted his passions into DJ-ing and dove back into the dating game with registered nurse Colleen Conrad. According to Gosselin, he also now runs promotion and DJ's for the Senate DJ's at Dusk Nightclub at the Dusk Complex. But despite his publicly contentious relationship with Kate -- who has full legal custody of twins Cara Gosselin and Mady Gosselin, 16, and sextuplets Colin, Aaden Gosselin, Alexis Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, Joel Gosselin and Leah Gosselin, 12 -- Jon spent New Year's Eve celebrating with some of his children. Are you looking forward to Jon stripping down à la Magic Mike? (Eonline)

LA Fitness spas are so nasty and overrun with dangerous bacteria, sitting in one can put you in the hospital for a week ... according to a new lawsuit. A New York man is suing the health club for $2.5 MILLION for allegedly giving him Legionnaires' disease -- which led to severe pneumonia -- after he used its spa on November 30, 2016. According to the docs ... the man became violently ill shortly afterward and ended up in the hospital for 5 days. The man claims the spa was contaminated with Legionella bacteria because the club failed to keep it sanitary ... and the Nassau County Health Dept. found several violations in the spa and pool and shut it down. The man's suing for making him sick and all his pain and suffering. We reached out to LA Fitness ... so far, no word back. (TMZ)

Music

Tupac Shakur's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame next month will be a mini Death Row Records reunion because Snoop Dogg's leading the tribute, and Dr. Dre's in talks to join him. We're told Snoop jumped at the chance to lead a group of West Coast rappers in paying tribute to Pac. We're told Dr. Dre's been asked to join the ceremony as well ... and he's close to signing on. Our sources say the performance will feature a mix of at least 3 songs performed by Snoop, Dre and company ... and "California Love" is definitely on the setlist. This year's ceremony takes place April 7 at the Barclays Center. (TMZ)

Harry Styles Might Have Unveiled a Release Date for His Debut Solo Single, and the Internet Has Zero Chill. This is one small step for music lovers everywhere, and one giant leap for the One Direction fandom. Twitter nearly imploded Saturday when Harry Styles reportedly unveiled what appears to be a release date for his debut solo single. The teaser aired across the pond in between segments of The Voice U.K., and alludes to April 7 as a big day for the British heartthrob. In the 30-second spot, which quickly surfaced all over the internet, Styles is seen walking through a smoky room toward a door with bright lights shining through it. We then see a glimpse of the singer's signature green eyes and long brunette curls before "April 7th" flashes across the screen. Oh, the mystery and intrigue of it all! Harry also made a cryptic return to Instagram for the first time since last September, sharing nothing but three completely blank, white images. E! News confirmed last summer that Styles, 23, signed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records, the same label behind his group. Last year, four of his solo songs were registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. And last March, he joined Full Stop Management, headed by former CAA executive Jeffrey Azoff. He follows in the footsteps of his fellow bandmates, who have each broken off from 1D in their own way. Zayn Malik left the group officially in 2015, and has since released a debut solo album, while Niall Horan dropped a solo single last September and Louis Tomlinson partnered with DJ Steve Aoki on a track. Similarly, Liam Payne recently signed a solo record deal with Republic Records in the U.S. As for the future of One Direction, which has remained on hiatus after the release of their 2015 album Made in the A.M., it appears as if the guys aren't ready to get the band back together just yet. In an interview with AnOtherMan magazine, Styles shared, "I would never say we'll never do anything again, but it's good for us to be exploring different things. Maybe at some point everyone will want to do something again, but it's better if it happens naturally." He added, "Like, 'Hey, we all really want to do something again.' If that were to happen it would be amazing. I would never rule that out. It's the most important, greatest thing that's ever happened to me, being in that band." Looks like the countdown until April 7 is officially on! (Eonline)

Shakira and Prince Royce Heat Things Up in "Deja Vu" Music Video. We can't look away from these two! Prince Royce just released his music video for "Deja Vu" with the one and only Shakira. The 40-year-old singer plays a dancer, with leg warmers and all, who locks eyes with the 27-year-old bachata singer. It's Shak's dancing with a partner that had us glued to the video, I mean is there any form of dance that she can't do? The answer is no. Royce recently told E! News, "I had always wanted to work with Shakira, and I reached out to Sony's president. I sent her music for her to record for her album not even as a collab." He continued before adding, "I can only say that now that I know her, I admire her even more than before." The two singers have been teasing the music video for several weeks, Shakira shared a clip on Instagram of herself with a dance partner while on set. We've got to say, and she nailed the steps! "Practicing my bachata on the video set! Get ready for it... coming soon Deja Vu the video! @princeroyce," the 40-year-old singer captioned the post. The "Back It Up" singer explained that he felt that this particular track was the right fit for both of them to collaborate and he was surprised and excited when she quickly responded and said yes. "She is very professional, detail-oriented and really cares, so we worked very closely on 'Deja Vu,'" he said. This video was worth the wait! (Eonline)

Iggy Azalea Takes Over Tokyo in Twerk-Filled, Booty-Baring ''Mo Bounce'' Music Video. Iggy Azalea is certainly bringing a lot more bounce into our lives. The female emcee just dropped her music video for her latest single "Mo Bounce," and -- as if the title doesn't already suggest what it's about -- it's entirely focused on twerking. The video takes place in the streets and underground world of Tokyo where dancers of all ages showcase their skills. Though Iggy spends most of the time sitting down in various locations, wearing a variety of skin-baring ensembles, she does partake in the twerking here and there (we're entranced by her skill of popping one butt cheek). From fancy pink cars to glow-in-the dark booty-bouncing, the video predicts this might just be the hit to get you shakin' your thang out on the dance floor at the club...but only time will tell! Meanwhile, Iggy dropped the new track on Thursday in advance of her upcoming album, which she's been working on for several years. Originally, she was set to release Digital Distortion in 2016, but scratched it after some personal changes in her life. She called off her engagement to Nick Young, canceled her Great Escape tour and decided take some time to herself before working on new material. "Mo Bounce" is the second single off the upcoming album. She released "Can't Lose" featuring Lil Uzi Vert last week. (Eonline)

Kix guitarist Ronnie Younkins went missing Saturday and was just found ... but he's not in great condition. We're told Ronnie's bandmates went to pick him up in Maryland for a gig in Pennsylvania but he was nowhere in sight. They tried to call him ... but nothing. The remaining Kix band members went on to play the show at the Hummel's Wharf Fire Company, and broke the news to the crowd. We're told the band was incredibly worried ... for good reason. Younkins has a history of substance abuse -- he went to rehab for alcohol in 2015. Ronnie was found Sunday morning "not in great condition and very upset." It's unclear what happened. (TMZ)

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink to headline Kaaboo music fest. Four acts were tapped Thursday morning to headline the 2017 Kaaboo music festival: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Muse. The fest, now in its third year, will take place from Sept. 15-17 in Del Mar, Calif. near San Diego. The Chili Peppers continue a trend for the festival in its first three years to highlight Southern California-based groups -- No Doubt and Snoop Dogg led its inaugural edition. The band is also scheduled to headline the 2017 Bonnaroo festival in June. The Kaaboo headliners will be joined by a long list of acts including Weezer, Jane's Addiction, David Guetta, Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Logic, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, LiVE, X Ambassadors, Garbage and Michael McDonald. "I am thrilled with this year's extraordinary lineup and proud to be building on the success of our last two Kaaboo Del Mar events," said Kaaboo founder and CEO Bryan Gordon. "We strive to curate an event that is multigenerational and diverse -- something for all of our fans. When you look at this lineup, we have everyone from alt rock legends and bucket list icons, to today's hottest hitmakers and incredible up-and-comers." Tickets for the three-day event are now on sale via the festival's website. (PageSix)

Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Future, Pharrell, Rihanna & Many More Guest on Mike Will Made-It's 'Ransom 2'. There are star-studded hip-hop albums. And there's Mike Will Made-It's Ransom 2. The in-demand producer pulled out all stops on his new LP which dropped overnight with a stellar cast featuring Big Sean, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Gucci Mane, Migos, Future, Pharrell, Lil Wayne and many more. Spanning 17 tracks, Ransom 2 includes the early releases "Nothing is Promised," "Razzle Dazzle," "Come Down" and "Perfect Pint" and is the follow-up to 2014'sRansom. (Billboard)

Sonny Fodera Talks Success of 'Caught Up,' Announces New Label AARIVAL. "Caught Up," the latest single from the producer Sonny Fodera, belongs to an important strain of motion-commanding house music -- songs along the lines of Marshall Jefferson's "Move Your Body," Nightcrawlers' "Push The Feeling On," and Barbara Tucker's "I Get Lifted." The primary lyric in Fodera's tune is "caught up in the rhythm," and when this is looped and laid across a grid of ping-pong-ing bass and unyielding, high-stepping drums, the phrase transforms into a set of dancefloor marching orders. "I still remember playing the bassline, like, man, this is sick!" Fodera tells Billboard Dance. He is speaking from London, at home after a short U.S. tour that included stops in New York City, San Diego, and Orlando. The 31-year-old headed back across the Atlantic to be present at a baby shower for his fiance, who is expecting a child. Then he returned to America for this week's Winter Music Conference in Miami. Fodera has risen through the house music ranks the old fashioned way. He didn't blow up seemingly overnight, with a hit that sweeps across clubs -- or Spotify -- from Europe to the U.S.; instead, he climbed slowly but surely, connecting with some of the genre's big names on the way, earning plaudits from longstanding gatekeepers. Fodera has released a pair of albums on Cajual, the label of Chicago pioneer Curtis Jones, better known to dancers as either Cajmere or Green Velvet, and worked with Chicago staples like Dajae and Gene Farris. "Caught Up" features vocals from Yasmeen, who has contributed to tracks from house pillars like Todd Terry and Sandy Rivera, and it arrived on the English label Defected, a force in the crossover wing of house music for more than a decade. Now Fodera is forming his own label, AARIVAL, with an inaugural release planned for next month. These sterling credentials are the product of a career that could serve as an advertisement for the by-your-own-bootstraps approach. Fodera DJ'd around Adelaide, where he grew up, saving up money and trying to get his productions signed by the U.K. and U.S. labels whose records he found himself purchasing (Guesthouse Music, Drop Music). At age 23, he decided to go the source, booking his own gigs around the U.S. and U.K., then spending time in Ibiza before traveling back to Australia. At some point during his cross-continental bouncing, he made a positive impression on Gene Farris, a Chicago producer who asked him to remix his track "Dance Warriors" for Cajual. "It really worked and it went No. 1 on Traxsource," Fodera remembers. (Farris and Fodera connected again in 2016 to make another decadent, declarative club track titled "We Work It.") Fodera happened to be in Miami at the same party as Green Velvet not long after the "Dance Warriors" remix came out, so he introduced himself, and the two struck up a friendship. "Green Velvet is like my mentor really," Fodera says. "We're on the phone and Skype all the time just working." More career opportunities fell out of this connection. Hanging out with Green Velvet in Chicago, Fodera met Claude Von Stroke, securing himself a release on Von Stroke's Dirtybird label. And one of Fodera's tracks on Cajual, "Putting It Down," caught the attention of Defected boss Simon Dunmore, a long time van of Green Velvet's work. This helped Fodera land a chance to play Defected parties, put together a Defected In The House mix, and last year, release his Frequently Flying album on the label. Dunmore was so excited by "Putting It Down" that Fodera re-recorded the track with Yasmeen, added a sprinkle of hi-hats, in vogue across pop at the moment --"I've been listening to a lot of trap lately," the producer says -- and put the track out again as "Caught Up." It sat at No. 65 on a recent Traxsource singles chart. The bass carries "Caught Up:" one five-note riff climbs up the scale but then drops on the last note, and another inverts the process, dropping down but suddenly climbing up on the final note. The symmetry is satisfying, and the ending is crucial -- it sounds as if the glum half of your brain is in an argument with your more optimistic side, and the hopeful part wins out. "When I sent it to Green Velvet, he called me that night, and I was in a club playing a gig," Fodera recalls. "I picked up; he's like, 'I love the track!' I'm like, 'what?'" Dancers agreed with Green Velvet. "The response [in the club] when I first played that was ridiculous." "Caught Up" sounds like Fodera's attempt to recapture his own initiation into the world of house music, which took place at age 18 during a set from Chicago DJ Derrick Carter. "I was never really much of a dancer," he remembers. "You have a few drinks and you hear tracks -- house versions of jazz and disco, stuff I'd heard growing up -- on a good system? I was dancing all night and couldn't stop." Now Fodera can help others experience the same. (Billboard)

Kendrick Lamar Gets Blood Pumping With New Single 'The Heart Part 4'. Be still your beating heart: Kendrick Lamar is back with a new track, "The Heart Part 4." The fourth installment in the hip-hop star's "The Heart" series arrived ahead of midnight as an exclusive with Apple Music. "The Heart Part 4" is the first lifted from Lamar's forthcoming fourth album and it's the multiple-Grammy winning star's first single release this year. On it, Lamar gets the blood pumping with some typically heated rhymes. "I'm satisfied when I strategize my kid's future/I ain't sanctified enough to say that I won't shoot ya/I done vandalized the industry for a circuit/The Earthy-ist slash thirsty-ist n---- you know, versus this scum of a lamb that transcends two surfaces," he raps. Lamar teased the track earlier in the day when he posted the Roman numeral "IV" on his Instagram, prompting a wave of hype and hollering that a new album would drop in time for the weekend. That turned out to be wide of the mark though the Compton rapper's single should keep the heart pumping until album No. 4 arrives, whenever that may be. A new full-length LP will be the follow-up to his 2015 masterwork To Pimp a Butterfly which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned Lamar five Grammys, including best rap album. (Billboard)

Tool to Finally Put Catalog on Streaming Services: Report. For those who haven't checked: You cannot find a single Tool song on Spotify, unless you count a DJ called TooL whose single "Anti-Nuclear Bacteria" has racked up over 500,000 plays thanks to its crafty branding. You can't sample the prog-metal superstars' music on Apple Music either, or even download them on iTunes. Tool, who have not released an album since 2006's10,000 Days, remain one of the most high-profile acts to still be resisting their bleak future of digital music dissemination and measly royalties. But according to a new report from Bloomberg, that might all be about to change. According to "people with knowledge of the matter," Maynard Keenan and his cohort have been talking to Spotify and Apple Music about making their catalog -- including albums like Lateralus and Undertow -- available to stream, for the first time ever. This would happen ahead of the impending release of the band's new album, according to Bloomberg. (The band didn't comment.) Rumors of a new Tool LP have been circulating for years, but in January, sketchy, non-committal comments from the generally-reclusive Keenan about progress on new Tool music began to fuel speculation anew. Guitarist Adam Jones has also released cryptic Instagram communiques that seem to indicate that Tool has been working on new material. The band is also set to perform a slew of shows in the United States and Canada in May and June, including an appearance at Governors Ball in NYC. (Billboard)

Movies

Javier Bardem Vows to ''Eliminate'' Johnny Depp in New Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer. Javier Bardem wants Johnny Depp to walk the plank! A brand new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales premiered Saturday, and the feud between Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Captain Salazar (Bardem) has never looked more deadly. Moviegoers get a little more insight into Bardem's villainous character, and why he such a strong vendetta against the swashbuckling Captain Jack. "Pirates had infected the seas for generation, so I vowed to eliminate them all. Jack Sparrow cursed me. I will have my revenge," he says in the 60-second spot. Cue an appearance from a much younger Depp, and it's safe to say these two go way, way back. After all, Captain Salazar did come back from the dead to enact his revenge on the actor. There's also more from female lead Kaya Scodelario, who stars as Carina Smyth. She's recruited to help search for the infamous trident of Poseidon and apparently holds the key to saving Captain Jack and the other pirates from Captain Salazar's wrath. Dead Men Tell No Tales will be the fifth and final installment in the Pirates franchise, and also stars Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, David Wenham, Kevin McNally and Golshifteh Farahani. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is in theaters May 26. (Eonline)

Cher drops out of 'Flint' movie due to 'serious family issue'. Cher has dropped out of Lifetime's television movie "Flint" about the water contamination crisis, Variety has confirmed. The iconic actress and musician was scheduled to begin shooting the film next month, but is now unable to participate, due to a family matter. Cher cited a "serious family issue" as the reason for her departure from the project, though she did not offer details. "This has been a project so near and dear to my heart and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story. Unfortunately I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming," Cher said in a statement provided to Variety. "I'm so glad that Craig [Zadan] and Neil [Meron] plan to move ahead and I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully." Lifetime execs spoke about the film earlier this week at the network's upfront and at the time, Cher was still attached, which indicates that the family issue was sudden. Cher originally signed onto "Flint" in January. The film was a passion project for her, as she raised awareness about the Flint, Mich., water crisis on social media, and has donated thousands of water bottles to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. "Flint" is described as a hard-hitting fact-based drama that will explore the events that led to the toxic crime, and shed light on politics of the poor management, and the human element of residents who suffered and were ignored. Cher was set to play a local Flint resident whose family is impacted by the water crisis. In addition to starring, Cher was also attached as an executive producer. Sources close to the project say it's unclear if she will continue with her role as an executive producer. Other executive producers are Zadan, Meron, and Katie Couric. Bruce Beresford is directing the film from a script by writer Barbara Stepansky that is based on Time magazine's February 2016 cover story by Josh Sanburn about the contamination crisis. Zadan and Meron acquired the rights to the article through their Storyline Entertainment banner. Mark Nicholson, who runs their company, developed Stepansky's script and will serve as a producer. Sony Television is the studio. (PageSix)

Justice League Trailer Speaks the Cold, Hard Truth About Batman. Finally, someone had to say it. In the first full-length trailer for Justice League, Ezra Miller's The Flash asks Ben Affleck's Batman point-blank what his superpower is. "I'm rich," the Dark Knight responds. The trailer dropped Saturday and shows how Batman builds an alliance of superheroes to fight against a new enemy. Gal Gadot reprises her role as Wonder Woman, while Jason Momoa stars as Aquaman and seems to get a kick out of riding on top of Batman's Batmobile during a battle. Ray Fisher also returns as Victor Stone / Cyborg and channels Iron Man with his superpowers. Notably missing from the trailer is Henry Cavill's Superman, although Amy Adams' Lois Lane, his love interest, does appear. Amber Heard also appears as Mera, Aquaman's wife. The first teaser-trailer for Justice League was released last year during San Diego Comic-Con. Justice League is set for release on Nov. 17. You can also watch Gadot in Wonder Woman when it hits theaters on June 2. (Eonline)

Carrie Fisher's Death Will Not Change Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Princess Leia lives. After Carrie Fisher's passing in December 2016, many moviegoers wondered whether it would affect Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which she had completed filming prior to her death. "When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films -- Episodes VII, VIII and IX," Disney CEO Bob Iger said Thursday. "We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character, [but] we're not doing that with Carrie." Iger's comments echoed those made by Lucasfilm two months ago. "We don't normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher's performance as Princess or General Leia Organa. Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss," the studio said at the time. "We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars." Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer-director Rian Johnson, is scheduled for a Dec. 15 release. John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley and Andy Serkis will reprise their roles from 2015's wildly popular blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, meanwhile, have joined the ensemble cast in new, unspecified roles. Iger, who was speaking at the Scale: The Future of Tech and Entertainment conference in Santa Monica, recently extended his contract with Disney through 2019. Under his leadership, the Star Wars universe will only get bigger. "We're starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX," Iger shared. "About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories." And he wasn't just talking about movies. The planned Star Wars Lands (in both Anaheim and Orlando) will include an experience that would allow park guests to get into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon "and go for a joyrides." Iger also spoke about the untitled Han Solo film starring Alden Ehrenreich, slated for a May 25, 2018 release. The story will take place as Han ages from 18 to 24 and will show him acquiring his spaceship the Millennium Falcon, meeting his partner Chewbacca and "getting his name." Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing the movie, scheduled for a May 25, 2018 bow. Donald Glover will play a young Lando Calrissian, while Woody Harrelson announced on The Tonight Show Wednesday that he will play a "criminal" and "mentor" to Han named Beckett. Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are also part of the all-star cast. (Eonline)

Here's Why Amy Schumer Is Dropping Out of the Barbie Live-Action Movie. Amy Schumer is no longer a Barbie girl in a Barbie world. More than three months after it was announced that the actress would take on the role in an upcoming live-action film, E! News can confirm a change of plans. "Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts," Amy said in a statement. "The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I'm bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen." A Sony spokesperson also confirmed the news expressing no hard feelings. "We respect and support Amy's decision," the statement said. "We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon." When the casting was first announced, Deadline reported that the film will center on an imperfect Barbie who lives in Barbieland among the 180-plus Barbie characters, but doesn't quite fit the mold of the others. Due to the fact that this Barbie is a bit eccentric, she ends up getting kicked out of Barbieland, essentially because she's not perfect enough. After leaving Barbieland, she ends up in the real world and makes all types of new discoveries, causing her to have an important realization: The only key to happiness is to love yourself and stop trying to climb toward an unattainable standard of perfection. Ultimately, Amy originally faced some backlash once the news broke that she would play Barbie. In an Instagram post, though, the actress shared a message to all the "trolls" providing unnecessary noise. "Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so," she wrote. "I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where's the shame? It's not there. It's an illusion." She continued, "Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand. I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice." (Eonline)

Rupert Everett on His Directorial Debut, Oscar Wilde as a "Christ Figure" for the Gay Community. The British actor describes his biopic 'The Happy Prince' as "a road movie" of Wilde's "journey from prison to the grave." British actor Rupert Everett says he believes that more than 100 years after his death, Oscar Wilde is today a "Christ figure" for the gay community worldwide. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about his directorial debut, the $13 million biopic The Happy Prince, he says he hopes to premiere it later this year, possibly at the Venice Film Festival. Everett said the film, a co-production involving BBC Films, Lionsgate and backing from Eurimages, the Bavarian Film Fund and Belgium's Wallonia fund, as well as private equity, is "about Oscar Wilde in exile in France and Italy, a kind of 19th century road movie, his journey from prison to the grave." Everett plays Wilde, who was sentenced to two years' hard labor after being convicted of indecency with a group of young men at an infamous London trial of 1895. After being released from prison, Wilde left for self-imposed exile in Europe. There have been other recent films about Wilde, says Everett, but none that deal with what became of the writer, essayist and playwright famous for his The Importance of Being Earnest. "Wilde is a kind of Christ figure in a way for every LGBT person now on their journey," Everett tells THR. "That journey started with Wilde. Homosexuality did not really exist as a debated notion until the Oscar Wilde scandal and with Oscar's death in 1900 - at the very beginning of the new century all of the 20th century debates were launched: modernism, feminism, communism." Speaking during last week's Sofia Film Festival, where Hugh Hudson's feature Finding Altamira was screening, in which Everett plays a village priest who tries to suppress the discovery of pre-historic cave paintings, he said: "Oscar is right in there since his death began the gay debate." It is, he says, a very personal film. "As a gay person, it is a terribly important story to me personally because Oscar really was crucified by the society that it had first adored him, he is a kind of patron saint to me. I'd love to communicate that notion to everyone." The film, which stars a host of A-listed British and European talent, many of them personal friends of Everett's, including Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Beatrice Dalle and Anna Chancellor, is "a very European film" that uses three languages-English, French and Italian, Everett says. Shot on location in Germany, Italy, Belgium and France last year, the film was written, directed and produced by Everett. Co-producers are BBC Films, Sebastian Delloye of Belgium's Entre Chien et Loup and Joerg Schulze and Philipp Kreutzer of Germany's Maze Films. Currently in post-production, the film will be ready in early summer, Everett says, adding wistfully: "It was my dream to be ready for Cannes; I would love the film to go to Venice or somewhere like that." (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

The Good Fight Pits Matthew Perry and Carrie Preston Against Each Other For a Final Time (This Season). The Good Fight takes one stumble back with last week's episode, but two steps forward with "Not So Grand Jury." The Mike Kresteva (Matthew Perry) arc finally came to a close and not a moment too soon. Mike took Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad in front of a grand jury, he just wanted an indictment after discovering Elsbeth (Carrie Preston) had Maia (Rose Leslie) plant false information thanks to Ada. Damn you, Ada! But Elsbeth wasn't going to be outdone and sued Mike in civil court, basically to try and find out what was going on in the grand jury room and who was feeding him info. Maia and her dad, Henry (Paul Guilfoyle) eventually turned off their recording devices to get to the bottom of who was being used. Henry was offered a sentence of 10 years in prison and sought to save Maia and Lenore (Bernadette Peters) from prison if he testified against Diane (Christine Baranski). Diane, fearing she'd be indicted, tried to quit the firm. But Adrian (Delroy Lindo) wouldn't let her and the two had a very heartwarming scene. Maia basically said she'd hit the nuke button and destroy her relationship with her dad if he testified Diane to save his own skin, and he didn't because his deal wasn't known to the powers that be. Mike got fired, Diane was spared and now Maia and her family are back in the crosshairs. If this episode got one thing across it's that an Elsbeth spinoff would still be a welcome addition to the TV landscape. Preston was at the top of her game with the random asides and tangents -- "Right. Sorry. You're amazing," she told Diane after Diane stopped her on going on an earrings tangent -- and displaying Elsbeth's legal prowess. Mike vowed it wasn't over between the two of them. The Good Fight got a season two order... bring Elsbeth back for more. Or give her her own show. Or bring her on full-time. More Elsbeth! More Carrie Preston! One thing I didn't realize I wanted more of was the Maia and Diane faux mother-daughter or mentor-mentee relationship. That little scene where Diane thanks Maia for basically saving her career was touching and simple. More, more, more! Gasp count: One. Expletive count: Three. New episodes of The Good Fight drop on Sundays on CBS All Access. (Eonline)

Leah Remini and Kevin James Are Finally Reuniting For the Kevin Can Wait Season Finale. The king and his queen are getting back together! CBS has just announced that the two-part season finale of the season's No. 1 new comedy, Kevin Can Wait, will reunite Kevin James with his King of Queens co-star Leah Remini for the first time since their beloved sitcom went off the air in 2007. In the two-part finale, which will air on Monday, May 1 and 8, James' character Kevin will briefly come out of retirement to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will have to pose as -- you guessed it -- husband and wife. Since spending nine seasons and 206 episodes together as husband and wife on the long-running CBS sitcom, Remini has made headlines thanks to her high-profile separation from the Church of Scientology. Most recently, she teamed up with A&E for the shocking docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which was just renewed for a second season. After debuting as the top new comedy of the season, a renewal for Kevin Can Wait was something of a no-brainer. Sure enough, the comedy was included in CBS' massive 16 series renewal announcement for the 2017-18 season. Kevin Can Wait also stars Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine and Leonard Earl Howze. Are you looking forward to seeing Kevin and Leah together again? Kevin Can Wait airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

Did Scandal Just Kill [Spoiler]?! Uh, what the heck is going on on Scandal? If you asked us to quickly summarize everything that has gone down so far this season, we wouldn't get far past "Rowan killed Frankie Vargas and ???" before devolving into mumbling, but what happened at the end of Thursday night's episode was pretty clear: Huck (Guillermo Diaz) got shot, and he also got played. He had made "friends" with Meg (Phoebe Neidhart), the friend of Jennifer Fields (Chelsea Kurtz), who was revealed last week to not be dead. Meg wanted answers about her friend's death, and specifically wanted Olivia (Kerry Washington) to help her, which is a big fat red flag on this show most of the time. Unfortunately for Huck, he was already in deep, since the questions about Olivia started just after a round of floor sex. Huck thought he was doing some good for his new "friend" by introducing her to the living, breathing Jennifer Fields, and Jennifer certainly seemed thrilled to see her friend...until Meg shot her in the chest. Then, we skipped ahead to Meg, talking to ABBY (Darby Stanchfield) in a park, with Abby asking, "is it done?" After hearing the confirmation that Jennifer is, in fact, dead, Abby goes, "and Huck?" And so we cut back to that hotel room Jennifer had been hiding out in, where Meg was turning her gun to Huck and shooting him right in the chest, multiple times. "Don't worry, Ms. Wheelan. He'll have no idea you were part of this," Meg says. So, a couple of major questions here: Is Huck dead?! He might have been wearing a vest, but we wouldn't be all that shocked. It's been a while since a major character bit the dust. Is Abby really the mole?! Huck, while on a mission from Olivia to kill her father (because he killed Frankie), learned that Rowan (Joe Morton) was told to kill Frankie by someone who threatened a person close to him, and that same someone had planted a mole by Liv's side who has the power to "say the word, and she's dead." We don't want to believe Abby's the mole, but we also don't know what to believe anymore. Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Casting JonBenet Trailer Reveals Netflix's Take on the 20-Year-Old Murder. The entertainment world isn't quite done with JonBenet Ramsey. After various specials, including ones on CBS and Investigation Discovery and a Lifetime movie, Netflix is coming out with Casting JonBenet. The hybrid documentary from director Kitty Green is billed as a "stylized exploration of the world's most sensation child-murder case." Ramesy was found murdered in her home on December 26, 1996 and speculation swirled around her family, John, Patsy and Burke Ramsey. Casting JonBenet features local actors auditioning for the key roles of the Ramsey family and those in the family's orbit while relaying their accounts of the murder. The actors will share their memories and experiences surrounding the young girl's death. After The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey on CBS, Burke Ramsey filed a $750 million defamation lawsuit. Experts on the miniseries, including Dr. Werner Spitz, theorized it was possible that Burke killed his sister and his parents helped cover up the crime. In response to the lawsuit, CBS said it "stands by the broadcast and will do so in court." Burke Ramsey appeared on Dr. Phil in September and responded to theories he killed his sister. In response to chatter that he seemed "unbothered" by his sister's death while conversing with detectives, Burke said, "Yeah, well, I can tell you I was very emotional with the attorneys. I would just randomly cry out of nowhere. I guess it's a combination of sitting in there with this weird guy that I never talked to before and asking me all of these personal questions, it's a combination of that and just kind of...at some point you have to move on. I'm not saying I moved on then. It might have been kind of the other end. I didn't really get it. You have to stop crying at some point, I guess." Casting JonBenet premieres on Netflix on Friday, April 28. (Eonline)

Chris Brown will appear on this week's "Blackish" and the role is not that much of a stretch ... he plays a rapper. Chris will assume the role of Rich Youngsta. Anthony Anderson's character, Dre, plans an ad campaign to hype Youngsta, but Tracee Ellis Ross's character, Bow, cautions the campaign plays into negative stereotypes. The show has had a bunch of guest stars in the past, and Chris is the latest. (TMZ)

Kris Jenner is pitching an animated television series featuring cartoonie Kim, Khloe, Kylie and the rest of the fam. We've learned Kim had a meeting with Harvey Weinstein's company in L.A. earlier this month to pitch the show. We're told "the entire family" will be featured ... we're told it will not include Caitlyn. Our sources say this is a primetime pitch ... and not for kids. (TMZ)

Sony Channel U.K. Takes 'Orange Is the New Black'. "We recognize the demand for premium content that appeals to a broad audience," says Kate Marsh, Sony Pictures Television's executive vp Western Europe, international networks. Sony Corp.'s Sony Channel in the U.K. has acquired the linear TV rights to Lionsgate's Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. The show will have its U.K. TV premiere on Sony Channel, available on Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk, next month. Season one will launch with a double bill every Wednesday at 9 p.m. starting on April 19. The show focuses on engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and yearlong detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, she must trade her comfortable New York life with fiance Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit. "We recognize the demand for premium content that appeals to a broad audience, which is exactly what Orange Is the New Black offers," said Kate Marsh, Sony Pictures Television's executive vp Western Europe, international networks. "It is widely recognized as a must-see series that we're pleased to make part of our offering on Sony Channel." "We're pleased to partner with our friends at Sony Pictures Television as we continue to bring Orange Is the New Black to new audiences and platforms around the world," said Peter Iacono, Lionsgate president of international television digital distribution. "Orange is a global phenomenon with ever-growing appeal, and we expect it to be a great addition to Sony's lineup of must-see premium programming that will resonate with their audience for years to come." (Hollywood Reporter)

James Corden Shares the "Holy Cow" Moment He Still Can't Believe Happened on The Late Late Show. When The Late Late Show first came on the air two short years ago, James Corden remembers the doubters. Long before Carpool Karaoke was a pop culture phenomenon and an Emmy was obtained for Outstanding Interactive Program, the show's host just knew that there were a few skeptics. "I don't know that there was anything I could read that would make me more nervous than I was or want to make a better show," James shared with E! News' Jason Kennedy. "I just wanted to make the best show I could, you know? I felt like we had a good team and the only positive you can take is you're not starting on a negative." But when appearing at Paley Fest earlier this week at a packed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, James now realizes that he's creating something really special. "I feel very, very humbled by it," he explained to us. "I'm very proud of the two years we've had. I think it surpassed anybody's hopes or estimations of what we could have achieved." When Jason asked for a "Holy Cow" moment where he knew his show was onto something, James immediately went back to the time when the White House called asking if there was interest in having First Lady Michelle Obama participate in Carpool Karaoke. "You're walking around the White House and thinking this is amazing," James gushed. "There have been so many moments where we pinch ourselves if I'm being honest." It's a big accomplishment for a host who joked about having to show his ID to security one month into his show airing. Nevertheless, the star power that is seen night after night is a testament that Hollywood enjoys visiting James and are game for his creative mind. "Now that people know what the show is [it's easier]. I think when we launched our first week, we didn't have anyone booked for week two because people were like 'I don't know who this guy is,'" James confessed. "Slowly but surely, we've been able to turn that around and I feel like we're now a place where people want to come and they want to come back and that's lovely." With all the success and praise from viewers and Hollywood alike, James is still filled with gratitude for what he gets to do day in and day out. He also has a few inspiring words he tries to live by each and every day. "If you're only trying to be the best version of yourself at that moment, you will only have a successful and blessed life," he shared. "If you're just trying your best, your life will be one of absolute joy." The Late Late Show airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

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