Monday, April 10, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Million Dollar Listing Star Josh Altman and Wife Heather Welcome Daughter Alexis Kerry. Baby makes three for Josh Altman and Heather Altman! Josh, star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing, announced the arrival of his firstborn daughter via Instagram Thursday. Calling it "the greatest day of my life," he revealed that Heather gave birth to an "amazing baby girl" named Alexis Kerry Altman at 4:55 p.m. Monday "Weighing 7 lbs. and 20 inches long, this [angel] is absolutely perfect," he wrote in the caption. "To experience the birth of your child is such a mind blowing event that is greater than anything I can describe. I'm so happy and so proud of my wife for handling this like a champ. Life has definitely changed in an instant, and from gazing into my baby girl's eyes, I can tell you it just got much better." Heather shared the same family photo with her 190,000 Instagram followers. "She is absolutely perfect!" the real estate agent said. "I'm so in love, more than I ever thought I could be!" It's been quite a year for the Altmans, who tied the knot in Aspen, Colo., in April 2016. "It's totally family oriented," Josh told Us Weekly at the time. "It's just really close family and friends and a celebration." Heather, who wore a Nektaria bridal gown, said they wanted the decor to match the scenery and "showcase the mountain and play up the rustic Aspen vibes." The couple exchanged vows in front of 80 family members and friends. Six months later, the Altmans announced Heather's pregnancy. They hosted a co-ed baby shower in January 2017. (Eonline)

Jenna Jameson Gives Birth to Baby No. 3. Jenna Jameson's family just got a little bigger. The model and entrepreneur welcomed her third child Thursday evening. Her fiance Lior Bitton confirmed the news on Instagram. "Baby arrived momma did amazing job, everyone healthy and happy," he shared from the hospital. "God bless you @jennacantlose you are a warrior! I love you." Shortly before the big reveal, Jenna was updating Instagram followers on her pregnancy journey in a series of posts. "I thought my belly had leveled off last week... I was wrong," she recently wrote online. "I'm 9 months pregnant, and feeling so blessed because this little one is thriving! This time with my twins, I had already delivered, so it feels so good to keep this little star baking!!!!!" Back in January, Jenna celebrated her upcoming arrival with a baby shower in Orange County, Calif. According to Instagram, guests enjoyed desserts from incredebites and baby onesies from A lil' Moore. "My baby shower was amazing! Thank you @ms__shay and @barbiemurdock for throwing such an amazing fiesta!" Jenna shared on Instagram. "I feel so special and loved!" Back in August of 2016, Jenna confirmed she was pregnant and expecting her third child. She is already a proud mama to twin boys from her past relationship with MMA fighter Tito Ortiz. Today, Jenna is more than content with the family and friends around her. In fact, those closest to her couldn't help but shower the mom with love in the weeks leading up to her delivery. "Wow baby, thank you so much for this mind blowing 'push present.' You are such a gift from G-d, I'm blessed I have you @liorbitt," she wrote on Instagram while showcasing a hot new ride. "But remember, your generosity isn't why I love you, you're the kind of man that I KNOW I can count on, and THAT is worth more than anything." Jenna continued, "I am so happy I have an amazing husband, phenomenal friends and family, the gift of sobriety and a little angel on the way. Thank you Lior for helping me find my way. #maybach." Congratulations! (Eonline)

Omarosa Gets Married at Trump Hotel: See Her Wedding Dress. Just married! Omarosa Manigault, the Apprentice's first and most famous villain who now works as a White House aide, wed Florida pastor John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. Saturday. The two got engaged last July. Omarosa, 43, posted a photo of the two at their wedding on Twitter, while videos were also circulated online. In one, the two are seen exchanging their vows and the bride appears to jokingly recite, "for richer and for richer," drawing laughter. Omarosa wore a YSA Makino cap sleeve blush tulle beaded ball gown with a cathedral train and a veil and carried a bouquet of white roses. The groom sported a brown suit and light pink tie. She picked out her dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City and can be seen trying it on and choosing it on an episode of Say Yes to the Dress this season. A clip was posted by Deadline. Her dress retails for several thousand dollars. Financial White House disclosures released last week show Omarosa was given an estimated $25,000 in merchandise from Kleinfeld Bridal for her appearance on Say Yes to the Dress, The Hill reported. Omarosa was supposed to marry John Allen at a church in Florida in March and reportedly changed plans after receiving death threats, Politico had said. A day before the wedding, she celebrated at a bridal party with her colleagues, including Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to the President Donald Trump. He himself did not attend the wedding as he spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where he welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping on his official visit. Omarosa was previously married to Aaron Stallworth for five years until 2005. She later got engaged to The Green Mile star Michael Clarke Duncan. He died at age 54 in 2012. (Eonline)

Janet Jackson and her super rich businessman husband have split just months after welcoming a baby together. According to reports, Jackson and hubby Wissam Al Mana -- who is worth almost a BILLION bucks -- recently came to an agreement things weren't working and decided to go their separate ways. Al Mana is Janet's third husband ... she married James DeBarge in the 80s but split after a year and was with Rene Elizondo Jr. from 1991 to 2000. Jackson married Al Mana in 2012 ... they have one kid together, a son named Eissa who was born January 3. (TMZ)

Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers Break Up After 3 Years of Dating. Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have called it quits. The Green Bay Packers quarterback and actress have broken up, a source close to Rodgers confirmed to E! News. According to the source, they were "just on two different pages in life." "It was Olivia that called the break," the insider said, adding that they still communicate, but the breakup has been hard on both of them. While the exes spend time apart, the source wouldn't rule out a potential rekindling. "They were great together -- never had fights, so getting back together can be possible, but as of now, they need time," the source added. They were last spotted together on Valentine's Day, with Rodgers carrying a large bouquet of flowers. E! News confirmed the two were dating in May 2014, after reportedly meeting at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The breakup comes as a bit of a surprise considering the couple sparked rumors of a possible engagement in late January when the Ocean's Eight star was spotted with a diamond ring on her right hand. However, their public life together was not without a few hurdles. After the athlete's younger brother Jordan Rodgers revealed a family rift while competing on the 12th season of The Bachelorette, unconfirmed reports claimed Munn was the source of the family drama. The typically private pair never addressed the allegations publicly. Munn also had to defend herself against journalists and Internet trolls who blamed her for her boyfriend's performance on the field. While they faced naysayers in the spotlight, behind the scenes, the two became a family with help from a furry friend. "Chance made us a family... he and Aaron have changed my life in every way. My world has become so much brighter, sweeter and lovelier," Munn told Good Housekeeping in 2015 of their rescue dog. "I feel grounded with them in my life." "Aaron is different than every other man I've ever met," she continued. "There's so much I could say. Everything a good person can be, he is." People was first to report the split. (Eonline)

Mel B Files for Divorce From Stephen Belafonte After Nearly 10 Years of Marriage. Mel B has put an end to her marriage with Stephen Belafonte. E! News has obtained court documents that reveal the Spice Girls songstress and America's Got Talent judge has filed for divorce after nearly 10 years with the film producer. Mel B (real name Melanie Brown) cited "irreconcilable differences" for the breakup and is asking the court to terminate spousal support to Stephen. Mel B and Belafonte secretly tied the knot in June 2007 in Las Vegas after five months of dating. Three years after renewing their vows in front of family and friends in Egypt, the couple welcomed daughter Madison Belafonte in 2011. The singer is requesting joint custody for their 6-year-old. According to the official papers, Mel B filed for separation on December 28, 2016. Things appeared to be just fine between the pair as late as February 2017, when Mel B shared a heartfelt tribute to Belafonte on his birthday. "My baby boo @stephenthinks11 we have been through everything that would normally tear couples apart and we have come out on the other side stronger," she wrote alongside a PDA snapshot. "you loved me before I even new how to really love myself, you are my world honey and let's not forget you are abit of a dickhead too xxxx" Mel B added in hashtags, "#tenyearsmarried #fightfortheineyoulove #theysaiditwouldntlast #bitcheswishtheyhadthis #nowtalkaboutme" The 41-year-old Brit was previously married to Jimmy Gulzar, between 1998 and 2000. She shares daughter Phoenix Chi Gulzar, 18, with her former backup dancer, as well as Angel Iris Murphy Brown, 9, with Eddy Murphy. Belafonte, 41, has a 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. UPDATE: More than two weeks after Mel B filed for divorce, Stephen Belafonte is responding to his wife's petition. According to court documents obtained by E! News, the producer is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter. He is also asking the court to terminate spousal support to Mel B. Stephen lists the date of separation as March 1, 2017 and also cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason behind the split. (Eonline)

Amber Heard made an unexpected and sudden exit from an awards gala because of a medical emergency ... TMZ has learned. Heard was scheduled to be honored at the unite4:humanity gala in Beverly Hills Friday night but left midway for what we're told was a medical emergency. Our source says Heard became seriously ill during the event, but it's unclear if she went to the hospital. Friends Cara Delevigne and iO stepped on stage to accept the award on her behalf. We're told she's now better and resting at home and missing the gala was upsetting for Amber. (TMZ)

Meghan Markle Shuts Down Her Lifestyle Website, The Tig: "It's Time to Say Goodbye." Meghan Markle is signing off. The Suits star announced Friday that she is shutting down her longtime lifestyle website, The Tig. "After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it's time to say goodbye," she explained to fans in a letter posted on the website's home page. "What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity. You've made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy." Before officially closing a door on this digital chapter of her life, she bid farewell to her readers with a hefty dose of encouragement. "Keep finding those Tig moments of discovery, keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being 'the change you wish to see in the world,'" she advised. "Above all, don't ever forget your worth - as I've told you time and time again: you, my sweet friend, you are enough." The actress launched the site in 2014, citing Tignanello red wine as inspiration for the title. "Tignanello is a full-bodied red wine that I tried about seven years ago," she told Tory Daily. "In wine circles, it is nicknamed 'Tig.' It was my first moment of getting it -- I finally understood what people meant by the body, structure, finish, legs of wine. The TIG is my nickname for me getting it. Not just wine, but everything." As she bids farewell to one project, the 5-year-old will star in the upcoming seventh season of Suits and remains committed to the humanitarian causes she holds dear. Amid all her professional endeavors, she also carves out time to jet off to England for visits with her royal beau, Prince Harry. In light of this development, it seems Markle is honing in on her biggest passions. According to a source, The Tig was not a lifelong goal. "Meghan is going through big changes in her life," the insider said. "The Tig was always just a fun vanity project, but it wasn't her future." According to two sources, she is also moving away from show business. "Even before Harry, she was starting to think about transitioning out of acting," a source told E! News. "She wants to focus on other worldly endeavors she is passionate about, like her philanthropy." Some may speculate these adjustments are tied to potentially joining the royal family. While an engagement between the two has not been announced, sources tell E! News they are on the same serious page about a future together. "She's at a place in her life where she is ready to settle down and have children," another source said. "She wasn't necessarily there in her previous marriage. Harry and Meghan are very aligned in what they want for their future." Markle is also aware that a life with a prince will require some adapting. As the source added, "She knows that a future with Harry will mean refocusing some of the interests and goals she had before they met, but she is ready for that." (Eonline)

Meghan Trainor Secretly Undergoes "Tough" Second Vocal Surgery. Meghan Trainor has been living under the radar and for good reason: she secretly underwent a second vocal surgery. The "All About That Bass" songstress revealed the news while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday. "I'm trying not to cry. It was tough. It was tough. I really couldn't talk since December," she shared. "It was three months of vocal rest and then we decided let's do the surgery before Ellen. And then when we recover. It's going to be tight but you'll be able to sing on Ellen. "And we did it," she added. "We pulled it off." Luckily, she had her boyfriend, Daryl Sabara, by her side to keep her company and take care of her. "It was traumatic. It was tough," she told host Ellen DeGeneres. "The real trooper was my boyfriend because he learned sign language for me so I would spell out words for him and I'd get frustrated and I'd be like, [signing] 'No, wrong!' and he would learn and he stuck with me through it." Aww! That's love. Ellen congratulated the songstress for finding such a great guy, causing Trainor to gush even more about him. "I did it! I found one!" she said. "He's better than whatever I wished for." Trainor also opened up to Cosmopolitan about her relationship, telling the magazine that her and Sabara's intimate life has boosted her self-esteem. "No one expressed how they liked my body out loud in the bedroom until I met Daryl," the "I Love Me" singer said. "He is obsessed with it -- every inch. And that has improved my confidence more than even 'Bass' did." (Eonline)

We just got additional documents in the latest Mel B saga, and she claims the nanny Stephen Belafonte got pregnant is still working with him by holding sex tapes over the singer's head for extortion. TMZ broke the story, Mel B's lawyers were in court Friday claiming Stephen has been threatening to release the tapes as a means of maintaining control over her ... repeatedly threatening to destroy her reputation and smear her name by making the tapes public. According to the new docs, Belafonte "would regularly hold up his phone to me and point to a video file and say, 'It's just one click away,' meaning that with one click he could send out a video and my career would be over." Mel B says she's lived in fear for a decade and it was flat-out extortion. Now the twist ... Mel B says, "He [Stephen] has admitted to me that our former nanny, Lorraine Gilles, maintains possession and control over the media such that I could never have anyone locate the tapes so as to obtain and destroy the same." As we reported, Mel B believes some of the tapes, along with 12-15 boxes of her Spice Girls memorabilia as well as photos of her dad, are in a storage locker with the user name, "Lorraine Gilles," but according to the docs Lorraine is deeply involved ... Mel B says the locker is "controlled" by Gilles. She says, "I believe that Lorraine Gilles and [Belafonte] are acting in concert to deprive me of my personal belongings by either destroying or disseminating said belongings." Mel B says she and her people have repeatedly asked Gilles for the keys and location of the storage facility, but Gilles -- who has since married -- has blown her off. As we reported, the judge on Friday specifically ordered Stephen not to disseminate sexually explicit photos or images of Mel B. He did not rule yet on her request to make Belafonte tell or facilitate the removal of her belongings at the storage facility. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Kylie Jenner Surprises High School Students at Their Prom. Surprise! Students at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento were amazed Saturday when they discovered an unexpected celebrity guest at their junior prom at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria: Kylie Jenner. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star served as the date of junior Albert Ochoa. Several students, including his sister, posted videos of Kylie at the prom. Kylie arrived at the prom with BFF Jordyn Woods. The reality star posted on her Snapchat a photo of the two in their dresses, sitting inside a private jet. Kylie wore a one shoulder mocha gown, while Jordyn sported a red gown. Both wore white corsages. Kylie had attended high school until the end of ninth grade, then was homeschooled until she graduated in 2015, so she never got to have her own prom. In 2014, Kylie said in a Google+ chat, "I plan on making one of my friends take me to prom. I feel like I need to go to one. I want to go to one of them." In 2013, Kylie talked to Seventeen magazine about her ideal prom date. "I don't have a boyfriend," she said at the time. "But I really do want that boyfriend prom experience. I would want to go with someone who's not afraid, or doesn't think that he's too cool, to show up at my house with a rose corsage. It would be nice for the guy to come over and be respectful and nice while my mom takes prom pics." "But if I couldn't find a boyfriend, I would want to go with one of my best guy friends, like Jaden Smith," she said. "I know I'd have fun with him - he makes me laugh and he is a great dancer." Jaden attended his own prom in 2015, wearing a white Batman suit. He sported the same outfit at Kylie's sister Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West the previous year. (Eonline)

Cheryl Burke Says She ''Broke the Curse'' Amid Abby Lee Miller's Dramatic Exit From Dance Moms. Cheryl Burke is looking forward to new beginnings. Now just over a week since Lifetime announced the Dancing With the Stars pro would join the cast of Dance Moms following Abby Lee Miller's turbulent resignation, Burke is hard at work to ensure any drama is left in the past. In a cryptic Instagram post shared Saturday, Cheryl wrote "Broke the curse #dancemoms" alongside a dramatic cast photo featuring Chloe Lukasiak, Camryn Bridges, Nia Sioux and Reagan Martin wearing black hooded ensembles. Though the newest addition to the reality TV series could be referring to a piece of choreography, it didn't take long for fans to assume she's alluding to Miller's involvement with Dance Moms. Miller addressed her shocking exit from the show during an exclusive sit-down interview with E! News' Catt Sadler, in which she recalled the tipping point that pushed her to leave Dance Moms for good. "[The drama] just got bigger and bigger and louder and louder, and I thought, 'Oh, my god. This is destroying my livelihood, which is my studio business.' The TV show can end at any minute. They've been very clear telling me that in my contract," she shared. The reality TV star, who is currently awaiting sentencing in her bankruptcy fraud case, also didn't hold back when it came to addressing Burke as her replacement. "If she had to go what I go through every day, I would be flipping thrilled that somebody else in the entertainment industry who has the career that she has had on Dancing With the Stars... and then had to step down to this? Oh, honey," Abby Lee scoffed. She continued, "I think they will treat her differently. I think everybody will be on their toes. I think that Lifetime will pour a ton of money into advertising because they want to prove that I was nothing and I was nobody and they saved me." (Eonline)

Hugh Hefner Meets the Actor Who's Playing Him in His New Docu-Series. Ahead of his 91st birthday on Sunday, Amazon released a docu-series based on Hugh Hefner today. The ten-episode series, American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, chronicles the Playboy founder's life, the rise of the magazine and unveils never-before-seen footage from his private archives. Hefner is played by Matt Whelan, who he got to meet and take a photo with while filming the show. "He was a gentleman, very charming and friendly," Whelan said of meeting Hefner. "I remember mentioning how much I enjoyed stepping into his shoes for the 5 and a half weeks we shot American Playboy, and he said, with a big smile on his face, 'Yeah I bet, I've enjoyed the last 90 years living it.'" As we mentioned before, Hefner is headed toward his 91st birthday this weekend, and his son Cooper, recently gave E! News an update on his father's health. "He's doing fine," Cooper assured us. "I think because he has stepped back from the day to day operations of the business, people have thought that his health was not very good." However, Cooper said, "The reality is he has a really bad back -- that happens when you're 90 -- and he is enjoying life at the mansion." Cooper continued, "His friends still come over and watch movies. Everyone gets together for meals." In fact, they used the mansion for the premiere screening of the first episode of American Playboy. "He's excited," Cooper said of his father and the show. "It's a 'warts and all' story." (Eonline)

Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and More Celebs Who've Been Asked to Prom: See How They Responded! You may find it a little crazy, but thanks to social media, fans have been asking celebs to prom for years now. Case in point: Jacob Staudenmaier, an Arcadia High School student in Arizona, filmed an elaborate La La Land-inspired "promposal" for Emma Stone earlier this week. Gathering some of his high school peers, the Ryan Gosling look-alike remade the opening scene of the movie, singing his own version of "Another Day in the Sun." The video went viral and even caught the Oscar-winning actress' attention. Stone responded to the 17-year-old in a message on Good Morning America. "Jacob, thanks for making the greatest proposal I have ever received. I can't tell you what an honor that was and how much I smiled through that entire beautifully orchestrated video. I'm in London working, but I hope you have the best time at prom, and I'm grateful you thought of me," she wrote. "Thank you. P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes. Love, Emma."Of course, the whole thing had us thinking about all the other celebrities who've also gotten asked to prom by fans in the past. Check 'em out below...

Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall Step Out Arm-in-Arm During Family Vacation in Wyoming. Over the river and through the woods to Wyoming they will go! While some Americans may head to the beach or amusement parks over spring break, Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall decided to visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a private family getaway. In pictures exclusively obtained by E! News, the couple was spotted enjoying a trip to Whole Foods where they walked arm-in-arm to their car. Sandra kept things casual with ripped denim jeans, a plaid jacket and black Ugg boots. As for Bryan, he cracked a smile as he bundled up in three layers and a beanie. During their outing, the couple also headed to Teton Toys where some shopping for Louis and Laila was absolutely on the agenda. "They seemed very normal. It was just a normal, happy day," an eyewitness shared with E! News. "They were both smiling and having a good time." E! News has learned the couple bought a pink PlasmaCar before leaving the local store. "It was obvious Sandra is completely happy with Bryan and he was just like a dad to the kids," another eyewitness shared with E! News. "He and Sandra were very touchy and were always holding hands or arm-in-arm. It was so touching to see Bryan with Laila and Louis. They're all very close and so comfortable with each other." While pop culture fans may not see this couple on social media or red carpets week after week, there's no doubt that the pair is madly in love. "She is an independent mom and also found a great man that loves her and her kids unconditionally. Her children are her life and always have been her top priority," an insider recently explained to E! News. "She lived just for her child Louis for a while and stayed away from dating to focus on herself and Louis. It took Sandy some time to actually open up to a man, trust and love again." "Sandra and Bryan are in euphoria," our source added. "She is where she finally wants to be with a partner." (Eonline)

Billie Lourd and Taylor Lautner Show PDA on Caribbean Vacation. PDA alert! Billie Lourd and boyfriend Taylor Lautner were recently spotted frolicking and kissing in the ocean during a vacation to St. Barts. The two had earlier this week began a family trip with Billie's dad Bryan Lourd, who was married to her late mother Carrie Fisher for three years in the '90s, and his husband Bruce Bozzi, who posted a photo of the group and another man on a boat, wearing green face masks. "The family that masks together lasts together!" he wrote. Billie and Taylor, who play love interests on Scream Queens, first sparked real-love romance rumors in early December after co-star Keke Palmer posted a photo of the two making out on Snapchat. They have never commented on their relationship. Taylor has been there for Billie as she deals with the deaths of her mother and grandmother, actress Debbie Reynolds. The two passed away within days of each other in December. The two visited the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve together late last month. In February, they celebrated Taylor's 25th birthday, wearing matching onesies. "Happy birfday to my #numberonesie," Billie wrote. (Eonline)

Adam Sandler's Daughters Don't Really Like His Movies. Adam Sandler had to pick and choose which movies were PG enough to show his two young daughters, Sadie, 10, and Sunny, 8. But it turns out, it didn't really matter...they're not all that interested! The comedic actor appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday and couldn't help but compliment Ellen DeGeneres over how much his family, including his wife Jackie, absolutely adore her (and, of course, Finding Dory). Him, on the other hand, not so much... "It's funny. Some [of my movies] are OK, some are PG-13 ish. I'll put them on because they beg to see them," Sandler explained. "They're like, 'Please, it's not fair. Let me watch your movies. Those people always yell things at you on the street, and I don't know what the heck they're talking about.'" He continued, "So I show them the movies. They demand this. And every time, I'd say about 20 minutes in, I see them tuning out, and I hear them -- they're nervous to say it -- but they're like, 'Can we watch something else?'" Sandler's response? "I say no," he laughed. "No, no, no. I don't get offended." In fact, the proud dad couldn't help but gush over his girls. "They're very nice. Nice kids," he said. "I love 'em. I love 'em more than anything." Speaking of love, DeGeneres put up an old picture of Sandler, David Spade and Chris Farley, who passed away in 1997. "Farley, we all loved him the most," Sandler recalled of their times together. "I do a song towards the end of my [stand-up] act about Farley, and it's when I sing about Farley, people connect with him so much. It's just an amazing feeling up there talking about the guy, and the crowd goes bananas for every reference about the guy. He was the nicest guy of all time." (Eonline)

Here's What You Need to Know About the Third Property Brother the Internet Is Freaking Out Over. Try not to lose your cool right now after we say this, but there's a third (yes, a third) Property Brother. If you've already lost it, don't worry...so has the rest of the internet. In fact, the whole thing was started by Brad Esposito's tweet in which he shared a photo of Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott with their brother and wrote, "This pic of the third Property Brother has me seriously messed up." We're right there with you, Brad. So who exactly is this third Property Brother? Let's start with his name: J.D. Scott. If you're an avid fan of Property Brothers you may have already known there was another brother (and if you're an avid fan and didn't know, you're not alone). Nonetheless, you probably didn't know much else about him, if anything at all. First and foremost, he's not a twin or a triplet (or whatever). He's their older brother. Second, while some people are calling him a "magician" because he's seemingly just appeared out of thin air, J.D. actually has quite the resume. He may not appear in front of the camera a lot on the HGTV show, but he's still heavily creative in his own career. According to the brothers' website, he's not only written scripts and starred in several films, he's also worked as an impersonator (just check out that old Adam Lambert hairstyle) and produced over "50 hours of digital content" for Property Brothers. J.D. also helped found the Canadian sketch comedy group YFG. At this point, you may have also caught onto something else: that hair. Yes, J.D. gone through many phases, particularly focusing on the old stark-black emo-'do that we tried in middle school and quickly abandoned. Unfortunately, it took J.D. a little longer than the rest of us.But just so you're aware, he's since transitioned into a more modern style. Today, J.D. continues to help on the production side of the Property Brothers and occasionally hopping on set to lend a hand. But before you start fantasizing about this jack-of-all-trades, just like his brothers, he's not on the market. J.D. posts quite a bit about his love, makeup artist and model Annalee Belle. In fact, he shared this photo two weeks ago, writing, "It has been two years. We have adventured around the world together, battled obstacles, been humbled, seen great fortune and had more fun than anyone deserves. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in life than my love @annaleebelle. Thank you for making me such a lucky man. #Anniversary." Aw! But just because he's taken doesn't mean can't look right? If you feel like stalking him even further, here's his Instagram and Twitter handles, both of which he's very active on! (Eonline)

Taylor Swift's Beverly Hills home just got officially designated as a historic landmark, which means she'll be getting a HUGE tax break, but it comes with one big disadvantage ... she can't alter a thing without jumping through hoops. Taylor will need to get approval from the Beverly Hills Historic Preservation Committee if she wants to build a recording studio on the property ... or anything else for that matter. A rep for the committee tells us it's a complicated process to get the green light for remodeling projects. Taylor purchased the Samuel L. Goldwyn estate back in 2015 for $25 mil. It was built in 1934 and housed 2 generations of the Goldwyn family before it finally went on the market. We're told the property's architecture was the driving force in making it landmark worthy, and any remodeling will be super tricky. There are various criteria for a house to qualify as a Bev Hills landmark, including architecture, and whether a significant person lived there. (TMZ)

Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker's Gorgeous Georgia Home Is on Sale for $1.45 Million. Want to buy Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker's home? The country music singer and New York Jets player are selling their 8-bedroom mansion in Acworth, Georgia for $1.45 million. The home, located about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, was put on the market earlier this week. It has already been vacated and contains oversized rooms (the master bedroom is painted pink), eight bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, not one but two kitchens, including a gourmet chef's kitchen with granite countertops, several living areas, a wine cellar, and a 4-car garage. One of the bathrooms also contains a wooden boat-shaped tub. Also, the home is only 11 years old. The two, parents to daughter Vivianne, 3, and 1 and 1/2-year-old son Eric, also have homes in New Jersey, Nashville and Florida's Emerald Coast. Jessie, whose father served in the military, was born in Italy and grew up in various places, including Georgia. She moved to Nashville after graduating high school to pursue a music career. (Eonline)

Alec Baldwin Slams HarperCollins for Errors in 'Nevertheless' Memoir. "The editors at Harper Collins were, I imagine, too busy to do a proper and forensic edit of the material." Alec Baldwin's latest beef is with his publisher. The actor's memoir Nevertheless came out this week and he shared some complaints in a Facebook posting. Baldwin wrote that the finished work had typos and other errors and complained that HarperCollins had failed "to do a proper and forensic edit." He promised to compile a list of revisions, along with material that didn't make it to print. One clarification, for those who wondered: When he said he was "in love" with Tina Fey and Kate McKinnon, he didn't mean romantically. He is in love with their talent. HarperCollins declined comment. (Hollywood Reporter)

Ivanka Trump's Children Make Mom "Very Proud" After Performing for China's President. Ivanka Trump is a "very proud" mom. On Friday evening, the First Daughter traveled to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to meet with her father, China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan. To make the couple "feel at home" during their first-ever meeting with the President, Ivanka brought out her kids Arabella and Joseph to serenade the special guests. In video posted onto Instagram, Arabella was seen singing softly to the smiling duo. "Very proud of Arabella and Joseph for their performance in honor of President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan's official visit to the United States," Ivanka captioned the moment. "Welcome!" First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner were also in attendance for the intimate evening. When not serving as a senior advisor to President Trump, Ivanka may be found at home with her three children including youngest son Theodore. Earlier in the week, Ivanka took to Instagram and shared a mother-son moment with her growing boy. "The best moment of the day!" she shared online. And when it was time to celebrate Theodore's first birthday on March 27, Ivanka invited some close friends over to ring in a new year. "Theodore caught contemplating if he'll be able to eat his body weight in birthday cake," she joked on social media. "(Postscript: he came insanely close #babymath #1stbirthday #cousindate." (Eonline)

Music

Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves and More Stars Attend Opening Night of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's World Tour. Talk about a star-studded opening night! E! News has obtained an exclusive photo backstage at Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Soul2Soul: The World Tour in New Orleans on Friday evening, where A-listers like Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves stepped out for a night of incredible music. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany Brees also joined the fab foursome for the VIP photo opp. The concert marked Tim and Faith's first pit stop along their six-month long tour across the U.S. and Canada, where they will be joined by some of the biggest opening acts in country music like Rachel Platten, Eric Paslay, Cam and Ben Rector. Brothers Osbourne joined the lovebirds for their Soul2Soul premiere, and will also open the show this Sunday in Mississippi. Faith and Tim will wrap up their tour in New York City at the end of October, rounding out their first co-headlining extravaganza in 10 years. E! News caught up with the pair earlier this year at the 2017 Grammys, and despite playing coy, a few details about the highly-anticipated event were revealed. Tim dished, "It's been 10 years since we've been on the road together doing a tour so we're pretty excited about presenting some new stuff and some of the old stuff in a different way, which is fun." Have you snagged your tickets yet? (Eonline)

Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times" Is Finally Here. The wait is over. At midnight, Harry Styles released "Sign of the Times," his highly anticipated debut solo single. The 23-year-old singer -- who's set to perform on The Graham Norton Show and Saturday Night Live in April -- spoke to BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw about his new music Thursday. Said Styles, "In the least weird way possible, it's my favorite album to listen to at the moment." "Sign of the Times" was produced by Jeff Bhasker and co-written by Styles, with additional production by Alex Salibian and Tyler Johnson. The music video will be revealed later this month. It was filmed in Scotland, around Isle of Skye, and it was directed by Yoann Lemoine. Since One Direction went on hiatus in 2016, fans have been eager for new music. In total, Styles wrote about 70 songs for the album. "We did 50 songs and ideas in Jamaica -- and that's including, like, little ideas. Well, full songs -- I say there are 30 songs, probably. One of the songs on the album, I wrote a few years ago," he revealed. Styles added that he had to delay the album once he was cast in Dunkirk, which was ultimately "good" for the writing process. "For a while before, all I thought about it was stressing about what it was going to be. It gave me a chance to completely step away from it for a bit and have a real break," he said. "By the end of the movie -- because we were swimming so much -- I just wanted to write songs." Hence why he traveled to Jamaica. "I just wanted to not be somewhere that I'd get distracted," Styles explained, making it sound like musical boot camp. "You'd go home for dinner, write at the house then go back to the studio. I liked being away from everything and doing it like that." "I was with the guys who I was writing it with," he said, "and we just wanted to make what we wanted to listen to. And that's been the most fun part for me about making the whole album." Styles has tested a few songs for Ed Sheeran, who'd written "18," "Little Things," "Moments" and "Over Again" for One Direction. "I played him a few songs after the album was finished," Styles said. "He didn't say he didn't like any -- but he did like one song that isn't on the album." (Eonline)

Ailing rock star Jon Bon Jovi has some bad medicine for his fans in New York City: They'll have to wait another week to see his band at Madison Square Garden. The New Jersey-born rocker decided Thursday night to postpone this weekend's concerts as he continues to recover from bronchitis. Tickets for his Friday show will be honored on Thursday April 13, and tickets for his Saturday show will be honored on Saturday April 15, the band said. "The decision was difficult to make, but made in the interest of delivering the full, powerhouse performance for which Bon Jovi is known," the band said in a statement, adding Bon Jovi's doctor recommended that he not perform this weekend. Bon Jovi has been battling the ailment for more than a week. He was forced to cut short a concert in Pittsburgh by nearly an hour on Wednesday. Fans and some critics have noted that Bon Jovi had difficulty singing and hitting some high notes in the past week or so. During the Pittsburgh show, he told the crowd he had a sore throat and jokingly asked if anyone from a bar band knew all the words to Bon Jovi songs and could fill in for him. The band is best known for hits including "You Give Love A Bad Name," "Livin' On A Prayer" and "Wanted Dead Or Alive." It is promoting its latest album, "This House Is Not For Sale," nearing the end of the first leg of what is expected to be an extensive tour. (Page Six)

Here's Lady Gaga like you've never seen her before. Doesn't she look amazing? Lady Gaga's new Tiffany ad shows a new side to the singer and it is stunning. Looking demure and stripped back, the singer's campaign features head shots that show off the brand's new jewelry line. Her hair is pulled back and her makeup is kept natural. She wears a monochrome color palette and we totally love it. For someone famed for looks such as *that* meat dress, this is a statement in itself. (British Glamour)

Raquel Sofia Drops New Single 'Ron de Azúcar'. After two years of being absent, the singer/songwriter Raquel Sofia is releasing her new single "Ron de Azucar," exclusively on Billboard. The song, written by Sofia and the Puerto Rican singer Kany Garcia, is very fresh with Caribbean rhythms. "It's about when you think you have everything under control and you're with someone just to have fun," Sofia tells Billboard. "You're not going to fall in love, and then you realize that you're falling in love." "Ron" is the first single of Sofia's second album which is expected to be released later this year. With this song she marks a great transition in her life. The singer is not only premiering a song but, also a new image, haircut and attitude. "2015 was one of the best years of my life, but at the same time I was having a bad time. I was fulfilling my dreams, I had a Latin Grammy nomination, a lot of amazing things going on, but my personal life was collapsed," she said. (Billboard)

Niall Horan & Liam Payne Give Harry Styles a Shout-Out for New Single, 'Sign of the Times'. Harry Styles' new single already has approval from two of his former bandmates. Shortly after Styles officially released his first, "Sign of the Times," in the early morning hours of April 7, Niall Horan and Liam Payne took to Twitter to give his One Direction pal a shout-out. "Love it H," Horan tweeted in response to Styles' tweet about the song, with Payne adding, "proud of you H. Glad you're getting to do your own thing." As if Directioners everywhere weren't already crying over Styles' dynamic piano-based power ballad, once they saw these tweets, it's safe to say they were losing their minds. In an interview with SiriusXM Friday morning, Styles admitted that he didn't have any of his One Direction bandmates take a listen to his debut single before releasing it. "I haven't played it for many people, I've kept it very close to my chest," he admitted. Clearly Horan and Payne didn't mind that they had to wait to hear the song like the rest of the world. Along with Payne and Horan, some of Styles' other famous friends have expressed their love for the new song. (Billboard)

Sam Hunt's Country Hit 'Body Like a Back Road' Speeds to Pop Radio. Pop stations have jumped on the song, sparking an earlier-than-expected official push to cross it over. Pop radio has thrown a welcome curve into the promotional plans for Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road." The playfully flirty love song accelerates from No. 16 to No. 12, a career high for Hunt, on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 15) and tops the Hot Country Songs chart for an eighth week. On Country Airplay, it pushes 6-5, up 9 percent to 33 million in audience in the week ending April 2, according to Nielsen Music. As the track is still ascending at country, however, unexpected early interest from pop radio has sped up promotional efforts to make "Back Road" a country-to-pop crossover hit. "The song has been continuing to climb at country and, while we knew it would be big, the numbers are incredible," says Royce Risser, Universal Music Group Nashville senior vp promotion. ("Back Road" was released on UMG's MCA Nashville label.) Most notably, "Back Road" is the fifth-best-selling song of 2017 among all genres: 546,000 downloads sold in the U.S. since its Feb. 1 arrival, per Nielsen Music. (No accompanying album has yet been announced; Hunt's first LP, Montevallo, has sold 1.3 million copies since its October 2014 release.) Pop radio noticed those figures, too, and put "Back Road" on its map. CBS Radio-owned stations KVIL Dallas (30 plays in the tracking week) and WBBM Chicago (22) on the mainstream pop side and KLLC San Francisco and WBMX Boston (32 each), both adult pop outlets, are early champions of the song outside country. "We didn't plan to cross it this soon," Risser says; in its ninth week on Country Airplay, "Back Road" is the youngest song in the chart's top 15. "But, when pop started to [play it], we had to re-evaluate. We quickly saw a good picture forming. [UMG Nashville chairman/CEO] Mike Dungan began asking if we should make our move and actively work this to pop now. He picked up the phone and spoke with [UMG's Capitol executive vp promotion] Greg Marella, and they made the decision to go as soon as possible." Hunt has enjoyed crossover success before. In 2015, his 11-week Hot Country Songs No. 1 "Take Your Time" segued to the top 15 on both the Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary airplay charts and the top 30 on Pop Songs (while reaching No. 20 on the Hot 100, Hunt's best rank prior to "Back Road"). While "Take Your Time" is a more traditional ballad for pop radio, along with a nod to rap in its spoken-word verses, "Back Road" is more country at its core. Still, Hunt's star power, the song's sales and its own merits are combining for its travels to pop formats. "We had absolutely no concerns about it sounding 'too country,' because what it sounds like is a hit," says KLLC assistant program director/music director Jayn. "As [PD] Michael [Martin] says, 'Sound barriers only exist in a limited mind.'" "A song would not be hanging with Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers and others near the top of overall [sales charts] as strongly or for as long as it has been if it weren't a legitimate option for pop radio," notes WBBM APD/MD Erik Bradley. "We certainly aren't looking to break a country song, but Sam seems so much more than that. He is just a big-time superstar and it just feels like this song is a logical choice to give a shot." (Billboard)

Jack White Drops Surprise New Song 'Battle Cry'. Ex-White Stripes frontman Jack White has released a new single called "Battle Cry," which features no vocals other than some chants. It is out now via his own Third Man Records, though there's no word yet if it's a one-off or the beginning rollout of a new album. His last album, Lazaretto, came out in 2014, and since then he has appeared on albums by Beyonce and A Tribe Called Quest. (Billboard)

Movies

Sylvester Stallone made a huge point Friday night, shooting down rumors he's out of the "Expendables" game. We got Sly coming out of Craig's and asked if he's open to doing "Expendables 4" and he jumped on the question, sounding like he's down with it. We got some other actors from the "Expendables" franchise earlier this week -- including Wesley Snipes and Dolph Lundgren, both of whom said they wouldn't do 4 without Sly. Sounds like it's gonna happen. (TMZ)

Dwayne Johnson's 'Jungle Cruise' Is a Go at Disney. The Rock will star and also produce the adventure project with Dany Garcia, the co-CEO of the duo's Seven Bucks Entertainment banner. Welcome to the jungle, Dwayne Johnson. The actor has closed a deal to star in Jungle Cruise, Disney's live-action adaptation of its iconic theme park ride. Johnson has found room in his busy schedule, slotting the movie in for a spring 2018 start of production. Johnson will also produce the adventure project with Dany Garcia, the co-CEO of the duo's Seven Bucks Entertainment banner and who counts Baywatch, Ballers and the Jumanji re-imagining among her credits for 2017. Beau Flynn, Johnson's frequent collaborator who has worked with the actor on movies such as San Andreas, is also in negotiations to produce via his Flynn Picture Co. shingle. Jungle Cruise is one of the Disneyland's original rides and takes park-goers on a journey through a range of leafy settings such as Africa's Nile and Congo rivers as well as South America's Amazon. Cruise has had Johnson attached since 2015, but the project was still in deep development and went through several drafts by several writers (J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay wrote the most recent draft) while Johnson filmed movies such as Central Intelligence and Sony's Jumanji re-imagining. With the script looking more solid, Johnson was ready to slot it into his schedule. The actor begins shooting Rampage, New Line's creature feature video game adaptation, later this spring. His high-rise adventure movie Skyscraper will shoot in China in late summer and fall. After a short breather, and with Jumanji opening in December, Cruise will be next on the docket. All will fly the Seven Bucks flag. A search for a director who can navigate the crocodile-infested waters is now underway. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment are also producing. Johnson is repped by WME, the Garcias Company and Gang Tyre. (Hollywood Reporter)

Box Office: 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' Finds $375K Thursday. Zach Braff's 'Going in Style' took in $600K Thursday; faith-based film 'The Case for Christ' also opens this weekend. Smurfs: The Lost Village, the third installment in Sony's animated franchise, took in $375,000 from 2,731 Thursday early showings starting at 5 p.m. But Zach Braff's Going in Style topped the animated film in previews, earning $600,000 Thursday. The film is tracking to debut in the $15 million to $16 million range, according to projections. Smurfs 2, which opened in August 2013, debuted to $17.5 million. (It earned $347.5 million worldwide by the end of its run.) The original film, The Smurfs, earned a huge $35.6 million in its domestic debut in 2011 and had a final worldwide tally of $563.7 million. The new film centers on a mysterious map that sets Smurfette (Demi Lovato ) and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on a race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello and Jack McBrayer also among the voice cast. Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo & Juliet) directed Smurfs: The Lost Village. Braff's Going in Style also opens wide this weekend along with faith-based film The Case for Christ. However, all three newcomers will debut behind a pair of powerhouse holdovers: The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast, both of which could earn in the high $20 million range. Village Roadshow and New Line's Going in Style, directed by Braff, stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin as three retirees who decide to rob a bank when their pensions go belly-up. The remake of the 1979 heist film of the same name is tracking to open to a soft $8 million. The Case for Christ, an independent film distributed by Pure Flix Films, will likely gross $5 million to $6 million in its debut. The drama is based on the book of the same name, about a self-avowed atheist and journalist who set out to disprove his wife's newfound Christian faith. The Case for Christ stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Criminal Minds Renewed for Season 13. Criminal Minds is officially off the bubble. After the long-running procedural was conspicuously absent from the lengthy list of series that CBS was renewing for the 2017-18 season two weeks ago, fans became worried that season 12 might be the last they'd see of the BAU. But the network eased those fears today with the announcement that the show had been renewed for a 13th season. The renewal marks the Eye network's 19th this season, meaning it's officially a quicker task to list what's not yet returning than what we know for sure will be. Criminal Minds joins returning dramas Madam Secretary, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Bull, MacGyver and Scorpion, as well as returning comedies The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, Man With a Plan and Superior Donuts. On the unscripted side, Survivor, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes will all be back as well. Still awaiting their fates are veteran shows Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, Code Black, 2 Broke Girls and The Odd Couple, as well as freshman series Pure Genius, Training Day, Doubt, The Great Indoors and Ransom. Are you relieved that Criminal Minds will be back in the fall? Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

Ricky Martin cast as Versace's lover in FX's 'American Crime Story'. Ricky Martin has joined the cast of FX's "Versace: American Crime Story." Martin will play Antonio D'Amico, the partner of fashion designer Gianni Versace. "Versace" is the planned third installment of executive producer Ryan Murphy's "American Crime Story." The series is executive produced by Murphy, Nina Jacobson, and Brad Simpson, and is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Set to begin production later this month and premiere in 2018, "Versace" tells the story of the fashion designer's murder. Martin joins a cast that includes Édgar Rarmirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella and Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The miniseries follows last year's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and the upcoming "Katrina: American Crime Story," which will be set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. A Grammy-winning musician, Martin guest starred on Murphy's Fox series "Glee" and appeared on Broadway in "Evita" and "Les Miserables." He is currently in residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. His most recent studio album, "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," won the best Latin pop album award at the 2016 Grammys. Martin is represented by CAA, managed by Rebecca Drucker and Jose Vega and attorney Garret Glass. (PageSix)

It's an Alternate Scandal Universe in New 100th Episode Promo (Plus, Did Huck Survive?! Scandal's about to hit 100 episodes, and it's truly celebrating with a bang. And when we say bang, we don't mean an explosion or a gunshot like we usually do. We mean they're celebrating with an alternate universe in which Olivia (Kerry Washington) never helped rig the election, meaning she and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) get to bang in peace, presumably. According to this promo that aired after the night's episode, it also means Olivia's getting married, and Quinn's (Katie Lowes) getting a tiara! We're not sure why Quinn's getting a tiara, but life as a princess sure does sound better than most of the things she's done or been through over the years. In fact, we can't imagine life's not a little bit better for everybody in this parallel "what if" universe, especially after the night's episode, which found OPA on the hunt for the missing Huck (Guillermo Diaz). We learned that after Meg shot Huck (and boy did she shoot him -- he was covered in blood), she stuck him in her trunk along with the dead Jennifer, and somehow managed to get that hotel room almost completely cleaned up before Jake (Scott Foley) arrived. Quinn and Charlie used blacklights to discover that the room had, in fact, been covered in blood at one point, and that sent Olivia into a panic. Huck was, at least, still alive in that trunk somehow. And then Meg pushed the car off of a cliff into a lake, and he remained alive as he imagined Olivia, Quinn, and Charlie (George Newbern) yelling at him to keep him that way. He got out of the car, and when he finally managed to swim to shore, he was suddenly tormented by his own former self, who was there to remind him that if he was still out there bleeding by dark, he'd probably die of blood loss and by coyote. Meanwhile, Abby learned what Meg had done, and Liv saw the pictures of Abby meeting with Meg and that ponytail woman, which got Abby a couple solid slaps on the face and a declaration that she's worthless. But she made Abby stay, so that whatever happened to Huck, she'd be right there to receive whatever punishment she deserved. "I won't even call her off," Liv hissed about Quinn's inevitable reaction to finding out what Abby did. And at the same time, we got to watch what Quinn was doing to Meg, who had been trying to disguise herself with blonde hair. Suddenly, the unusual violence warnings at the beginning of the episode (and beginning of the scene) made a hell of a lot of sense. Quinn got so angry that she killed probably the only person who knew where Huck was. Olivia and the rest of the team pretty much accepted that Huck was dead, but Charlie convinced her that no matter what, they still had to find him. So they did what they do best and put together a big board of clues. In the end, all they needed was to remember that Jennifer was probably wherever Huck was, and Jennifer had a phone with a signal they could triangulate. And so they found him, and he wasn't doing well. They got him to a hospital and learned that he was stable and breathing, but he had lost a lot of blood, and might not wake up the same Huck, if he wakes up at all. But of course, this is TV, and this is Huck, so he woke up after Quinn yelled at him for a while. He's alive! Oh thank Shonda! Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

American Horror Story Season 7 Adds Scream Queens Vet Billie Lourd. From Billy to Billie. After the surprising announcement that comedian Billy Eichner had joined the cast of American Horror Story's seventh installment, E! News has confirmed that Ryan Murphy has tapped his (former?) Scream Queens star Billie Lourd to enter the politically-charged frightfest, as well. The pair of similarly-named stars join previously announced returning AHS mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. Who any of them might be playing remains, as always, a mystery. (Though we can expect Eichner to play Paulson's close confidant and "most likely be wearing mysterious tank tops." Whatever that means.) FX had no immediate comment on the report. Here's what we do know about the new season: Murphy has said that the installment will be influenced by the hectic 2016 Presidential race, using election night as a jumping off point. With that said, don't expect Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to be the season's main characters. "I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton," Murphy previously told E! News. "And I wanted to clarify that that is not true. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It's our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it's about the zeitgeist and what we're doing now." Lourd's inclusion in the cast puts the fate of Fox's Scream Queens even more into question after the series' anemic ratings for season two. In February, Lea Michele was cast in an ABC comedy pilot, with Murphy going so far as to release the actress from her deal on the series. While Scream Queens, by design, could live on without both actresses, it does seem as though the writing's on the wall. Are you looking forward to Lourd bringing her screaming prowess to AHS? American Horror Story is expected to return to FX this fall. (Eonline)

Is Kylie Jenner getting her own reality tv show? The new Kardashian generation is taking on the telly, expect lots of drama. 1 hour ago. Kylie Jenner might be getting her own reality show. Rumors of the new series emerged after Life & Style reported that the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters is the next one in line to get her own spinoff of Keeping up with the Kardashians. The show will possibly be called the 'Life Of Kylie' and will follow Kylie in the same style as the original series. So if you're fed up with the Kardashians be prepared, 'cause the new generation of the family is taking on the telly. We're probably going to see Kylie balancing her social life with her career, managing a super successful cosmetics brand. And of course, dive into all the drama of her on-off relationship with rapper Tyga (btw, they just split again). If there's one thing to be said about this, is that if the most controversial Kardashian-Jenner sister is getting a show, you just know it is going to be hella entertaining. (British Glamour)

Ewan McGregor on Challenge of Playing a Double Role in 'Fargo'. The third season of Noah Hawley's anthology premieres April 19. The third season of Fargo centers around brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. The pair couldn't be more different, and yet they're both portrayed by star Ewan McGregor. "The challenging part is making sure they're both unique people," McGregor told The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere for Fargo's new season, which kicked off FX Networks' upfront on Thursday in New York City. "The challenge is making sure they're both different and believable people and the truth is that they feel very different when I'm playing them, so that's good and helpful." Indeed, though the Stussy brothers share the same last name, the two characters were certainly not cut from the same cloth. When viewers meet Emmit in the premiere, he is the happily married, well-groomed and well-off parking-lot-king of Minnesota. While Ray is introduced in his slightly older brother's shadow, a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with one of his parolees on his arm (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). A petty theft from when the brothers were young -- something that sparks the events that kick off the season in the premiere -- cultivated into an adult sibling rivalry, which forked separate paths for the pair. Despite the obvious challenge of playing a dual role, McGregor (who played clones in The Island and Jesus and the devil in Last Days of the Desert) admits that he was somewhat blase about the challenge -- at first. "I felt like I understood them from the writing and I don't make the job very complicated for myself as an actor," said McGregor, who also had to learn how to master the distinct Fargo accent. "But when I got up there [to set], I suddenly went, 'F -- , I've got two jobs to do here.'" After discussing at great length how the two characters should look with creator Noah Hawley, McGregor said he got a lot of help from his friends in the costume and makeup departments to achieve Ray's appearance. One of the longer scenes in the premiere sees McGregor as Ray in a towel, displaying the results of that work. "I got a lot of help in terms of what they look like," he says, "but in terms of what they are, and how they sound and move, that was down to my instincts." The Trainspotting star added, "I get dressed and I'm ready as Ray, and I start to feel like Ray. And the same as Emmit. And I just trust that." That instinct is likely just what Hawley was looking for when he thought up the idea of having one person play his two leads. "We wanted an actor of a certain caliber," he told THR ahead of the screening at the SVA Theater. "You need to make it a compelling job for them. But I really thought, if they're family, you want to see the family resemblance. You want to feel that they're brothers. Obviously they look very different, but there's still that inherit Ewan-ness in both." The season, set in 2010, will ultimately wind down the twisted path these brothers embark on. One that, in very Fargo fashion, will quickly lead to murder, mobsters and even cut-throat, competitive games of bridge. "This year, I saw someone said it's the most Fargo version of Fargo yet," said Hawley, referencing the original film from the Coen brothers. "It captures the intimacy of the movie and our first season and then builds to a scale that's similar to our second season. I think it's nice to go back to something that feels smaller and then build it. I think it's get better and better -- the potential for what the show can be just keeps growing." And McGregor agrees: "It's maybe a slightly more intimate season. The story is very personal and full of heart. But it's as full of quality as the other two were. It's really good writing." The season also stars Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) as local police chief Gloria Burgle, Winstead as Ray's crafty girlfriend Nikki Swango and David Thewlis as a mysterious villain, V.M. Vargas. Though, neither women were present at Thursday's premiere and upfront event, because they were "beginning their day shooting this epic sequence that I can't tell you about that happens in an episode that I can't specify" in the freezing location of Calgary, teased Hawley while introducing the episode. "It's quite cold," McGregor recalled, crediting Merino wool long underwear and the experienced crew for keeping him warm through days that reached a low of 29 degrees below zero. "[But] we're not walking around in T-shirts, which sometimes is the case when you find yourself shooting a film and it's freezing but you're not meant to be. All our characters are dressed for the cold usually, anyway. I think in season one, there was a guy who had to be naked and run across an ice field, but luckily that wasn't me!" After the premiere, McGregor joined a host of FX stars at the upfront party at Lucky Strike Manhattan. Filling up the bowling lanes were the casts and teams from The Americans, You're the Worst, Archer, Legion and upcoming drama Snowfall. American Crime Story: Versace's Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez, American Crime Story: Katrina's Cuba Gooding Jr., Feud: Bette and Joan's Alfred Molina and Sarah Paulson, who appears in Feud and will star in Katrina and the upcoming season of American Horror Story, were also in attendance. Fargo returns April 19 on FX. (Hollywood Reporter)

Get Ready to Revist Caylee Anthony's Case With This Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery Sneak Peek. It's time to revisit the death of Caylee Anthony. Investigation Discovery is set to release Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, a three-part series that will look into Casey Anthony's involvement in her daughter's death, this weekend, and E! News has an exclusive sneak peek of what's to come from the show. In the clip, viewers can hear audio of Casey admitting to lying about certain things but also insisting that she doesn't know the whereabouts of her missing daughter. "The last person I saw her with is Zenaida," she says. "It's not the truth," a detective responds, "because we went to the apartment complex. There's no person that ever lived there by that name. The apartment's been vacant since March." At the end of the clip, there is audio of Casey admitting to misleading the police because she was "scared" of her "mother's reaction." "You're more afraid of your mom's reaction than if you ever see your daughter again?" the detective asks. Watch the chilling clip to see what else the tapes reveal about Caylee's murder. Casey opened up about her late daughter for the first time in nine years in March, admitting she knew people thought (and still think) she was guilty of murdering Caylee. "I'm still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened," Casey told The Associated Press (via NBC News) during one of the five interviews. "Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do." Casey added, "My sentence was doled out long before there was a verdict. Sentence first, verdict afterward. People found me guilty long before I had my day in court." ID's Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery premieres Sunday, April 9. (Eonline)

EU Approves Fox's Takeover of Sky. The European Commission gives the entertainment giant the green light to take full ownership of the European pay TV company, while the regulatory review in the U.K. continues. The European Commission has approved 21st Century Fox's deal to take full ownership of European pay TV company Sky. The European Union's executive body, which reviewed the transaction for antitrust issues, gave it unconditional approval. Fox currently owns a stake of about 39 percent in Sky. In December, it agreed to buy the rest for 11.7 billion pounds ($14.5 billion). Under EU rules, the European Commission had about a month to decide if the deal would "significantly" reduce competition. Analysts have highlighted that the EU would have allowed News Corp., which later split into News Corp and Fox, to take full control of Sky in 2011. However, the company back then pulled its takeover offer amid the phone-hacking scandal. In the U.K., the regulatory review continues. It focuses on such issues as the deal's effects on U.K. media plurality, as well as Sky's editorial output and standards. (Hollywood Reporter)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Click On Picture To Order

Click On Picture To Order
Support Desert Radio AZ

Coming Soon To Bisbee Arizona

In December we will be opening the Desert Radio AZ “Video & Audio Podcasting Studio,” in Bisbee, Arizona. This facility will offer the p...