Thursday, April 20, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Nicky Whelan and Kerry Rhodes have tied the knot! The Australian actress and former NFL player-turned-actor said "I do" in an eclectic, lavish ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, and PEOPLE has an exclusive look inside their big day. "We love the tradition of marriage, and we love being able to call each other husband and wife," Whelan, 35, said. "We both understand that our relationship takes work, and we made a choice that that's what we are wanting. Both of our parents are still together, and so we have been around a very traditional environment our whole lives. We want to carry that through." "We had family from Australia and Alabama and the U.K. all in one room," Whelan said. "It was an incredible energy of love and laughter." (People)

Serena Williams Is Pregnant With Her First Child, Shares Photo of Baby Bump. Congrats to Serena Williams! The 35-year-old greatest active female tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam champion revealed Wednesday she is pregnant with her first child. She posted on her Snapchat a selfie of her showcasing her baby bump in a yellow one-piece swimsuit, with the caption "20 weeks." Serena had revealed in late December on Reddit that she is engaged to the social network's co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33. The two have recently been vacationing in Tulum, Mexico -- guess you could call it a babymoon! Serena recently posted on her Instagram page a sweet photo of her fiance smiling while carrying her on a beach, writing, "My only regret is not pointing my toe sorry coach Garry." The tennis star concealed her baby bump in a white top, paired with light blue denim cutoff jeans and a light gray coat. She appeared to offer a pregnancy hint over the weekend, posting a selfie showing her looking tired and writing, "Fighting to get up this morning." She certainly did not seem that way back in January, when she was two months pregnant -- the peak of possible morning sickness -- and when she beat sister Venus Williams to win the Women's Singles Match at the 2017 Australian Open, nabbing her seventh Australian Open title and a record 23rd grand slam title. (Eonline)

Kate Beckinsale Proposed to Rob Lowe as a 13-Year-Old -- and He Said Yes! Who knew Kate Beckinsale was a member of Rob Lowe's fan club? The 43-year-old actress was rummaging through things at her "mum's house" Tuesday when she found a signed postcard from the '80s heartthrob. Lowe's note read, "Dear Kate, yes I will marry you. See you soon, Rob Lowe xxxxxx." Beckinsale didn't remember writing to the St. Elmo's Fire star, but she may have reached out to him via a local publication. The postcard was "one of a set of four" from Just Seventeen, hailed as "Britain's brightest weekly girl's magazine." Beckinsale tagged the actor on Instagram, but as of Wednesday, Lowe hasn't said anything. The actress couldn't help but laugh at her younger self -- and give the 53-year-old actor a hard time for how he responded to her note. "EITHER I was a really tragic 13 year old with time on my hands," she wrote in the caption, "OR Rob Lowe was all kinds of casual proposing marriage via a postcard of himself, signing his last name AND drawing a dick instead of using a stamp." Beckinsale is currently single, but she doesn't have a shot with Lowe; the actor has been married to makeup artist Sheryl Berkoff since 1991, and the happy couple has two adult sons. Don't feel too sorry for Beckinsale -- she has her fair share of admirers, too. Most notably, in 2012, One Direction's Niall Horan had the opportunity to meet his childhood crush and later tweeted that the Underworld: Blood Wars actress was a "lovely woman." The following year, Horan professed his love, telling Spin 1038, "Oh my, God! Kate Beckinsale, marry me, please!" Unlike Lowe, Beckinsale never responded to Horan's proposal. (Eonline)

Irina Shayk welcomed her daughter less than a month ago -- though nobody would know it looking at her latest Instagram post. The 31-year-old Russian supermodel, who revealed earlier this month that she and boyfriend Bradley Cooper had their first child March 21 in Los Angeles, posted a jaw-dropping photo on the social media platform Tuesday. The photo shows Shayk's slim post-baby body as she lays on a pink lips-shaped pool floatie, wearing a skimpy black bikini. "Pre-sunset #currentsituation," she wrote in the photo's caption. It was a stark difference from the last time Shayk was seen -- when she snapped at an L.A. farmer's market on April 6 alongside mom Olga Shaykhlislamov -- dressed comfortably in a long-sleeved baggy shirt, fuzzy slippers and black sunglasses as the pair shopped for strawberries. Shaky's daughter -- Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper -- is the first child for her and her boyfriend of two years, Bradley Cooper, 42. The couple has been extremely private about Shayk's pregnancy, with a source confirming their baby on the way to PEOPLE in November following the model waking in the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. A source also told PEOPLE in December that Cooper, 42, had been "more protective" of Shayk during her pregnancy, sharing, "He has been spotted dropping her off at the airport with kisses as she is about to take off for another job. They are just a very sweet couple." In February, the model's baby bump was clearly visible under an all-black ensemble during a trip to Disneyland, where she sported a Minnie Mouse-ears headband and enjoyed a meet-and-great with Pluto. Meanwhile, Shayk has still stayed quiet about the baby's birth over the past month, instead focusing her social media posts on her friends and editorial work she has done. (People)

Blake Lively: Googling myself caused a 'full depression'. Even Blake Lively has a hard time with haters on the Internet. "I have [Googled myself] before and it's just ended in full depression," the star, 29, told Variety for the Power of Women NY issue. "So I think it's a good rule of thumb not to Google yourself because the Internet is not nice." Moving on to a subject that provides more joy, Lively also talked about motherhood. She joked about how much one of her little girls with Ryan Reynolds loves "The Wizard of Oz," saying, "My daughter is in love with it so I watch it probably 60 times a week." Lively was in good company for Variety's special issue. She graces one version of the cover, as do Chelsea Clinton, Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Audra McDonald and Shari Redstone, this year's other Power of Women NY honorees. (PageSix)

After getting candid about her sexuality one week ago, Shannon Purser has come out as bisexual. The actress, who has been featured on Stranger Things and Riverdale, shared an emotional message on Twitter Tuesday evening after receiving backlash for a now-deleted tweet directed to fans of the CW's Archie reboot "shipping" two of the show's main female characters, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, who locked lips in a previous episode. "I don't normally do this, but I figure now is as good a time as any to get personal. I've only just recently come out as bisexual to my family and friends," Purser, 19, wrote in her lengthy post. "It's something I am still processing and trying to understand and I don't like talking about it too much. I'm very very new to the LGBT community," she continued. In reference to her previous tweet, Purser responded with an apology. "I have never ever wanted to alienate anyone and my tweet was thoughtless," the star penned. "I wasn't referring to all the beronica shippers, just the ones who had particularly cruel to me personally. Either way, it wasn't a wise or kind thing to say and I'm disappointed in myself." Concluding, "I apologize to those who were hurt." Purser previously admitted to her Twitter followers that she had anxiety about her sexuality, also revealing what she wishes she'd known earlier in her journey. "I know what it's like to have anxiety about it," she tweeted on Apr. 11. "Especially trying to come to terms with it and my faith. It can be really scary... But it's gonna be OK. You're going to be OK. No, you're going to be great." (People)

Amanda Bynes may be going back to where it all started. Would this be the most unlikely comeback of all time? We're told that TV insiders are trying to get Amanda Bynes back on Nickelodeon -- the network that launched her career as a child star, before her massive public breakdown. A source said producers have been "trying to reach" Bynes -- who recently completed a second year at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County -- to come up with an idea for a new show with her. We're told the hope is that they could find a way to "work with her again in a positive and healthy way. She has a tremendous amount of talent." Bynes landed a role on the kids network at the age of 10 in "All That" and later starred in "The Amanda Show" from 1999 to 2002. In 2012, Bynes got a DUI, which seemed to set off a downward spiral that involved unhinged Twitter sprees and ended with a psychiatric hold in 2014. A healthier Bynes returned to the public eye in 2015 at an LA red carpet. A Nickelodeon rep didn't comment, but a source said, "We love Amanda, but it's not true." (PageSix)

Hilaria Baldwin won't let Alec act like a diva. It takes a strong woman to deal with the self-righteous ego of Alec Baldwin. But the actor, who's been lampooning President Trump on "SNL" to acclaim, says he has met his match with wife Hilaria. When asked how donning the orange makeup to play Trump has played into his career redemption, he told Gothamist that Hilaria won't let him act the diva. "My wife has a line, it's a wonderful line. If I'm whining, kvetching about something, my wife will turn to me and she'll say, 'Nobody feels sorry for Alec Baldwin.' She'll turn literally to anybody on the street corner, 'Do you feel sorry for Alec Baldwin? Anyone? Anyone?'" (PageSix)

Richard Simmons has been tooling around L.A. in disguises and a cane that are good enough that no one has noticed. We've learned Simmons DOES leave his Hollywood Hills mansion we thought was his entire universe for the last 3 years. We're told the disguises are not always elaborate ... sometimes a hat and street clothes do the trick. As for where he goes ... sometimes lots of people see him but don't notice. We know he's been to the Beverly Center, a bustling shopping mall near his home. We're told Richard is walking with a cane, because he's still dealing with his knee injury. He's gained some weight, but our sources say he sounds "totally normal." Richard has been temporarily sidelined ... he checked himself into a hospital Monday for a gastrointestinal problem. (TMZ)

Former 'Bachelor' contestant retracts Tommy Lee sexual assault claims. Former "Bachelor" contestant Ashley Iaconetti is clarifying her comments after she said in an interview that Tommy Lee "basically sexually assaulted" her at a Mötley Crüe show. "I have a story with Tommy Lee, he almost like, he basically sexually assaulted me," the 29-year-old reality star said in an interview with "The Tomorrow Show" on Monday. "He like pushed me against a couch very similar to this, and like licked me from my chin to my forehead, which apparently I found out is something that he just does." She explained that she was backstage at one of the band's shows when the incident occurred. She continued, "Then I said I have a boyfriend ... and I was like, 'Please don't touch me' ... He didn't really care ... Then he grabbed me by my shoulders and he said, 'I'm gonna have my way with you right here on the floor in front of everyone.' I was like, 'Okay, I think I'm going to leave now.' And then I walked out of the room and I just like hung out backstage with my sister. Yeah, it was kind of creepy." However, she told Page Six on Tuesday that she didn't actually feel she'd been assaulted and was "just really taken aback and really out of my comfort zone." "I was a fresh 22 years old, only kissed a handful of guys, super innocent, was used to going to [New Kids on the Block] and Jonas Brothers concerts," she told us. "I fully expected backstage at Mötley Crüe to be a completely different and sort of scary experience." "We laughed about it as soon as we got into the car and still do to this day. It's just a funny story to tell," she added. Iaconetti was on Chris Soules' season of "The Bachelor" in 2015 and appeared on two seasons of "Bachelor in Paradise." She was known for both her constant crying and for being a virgin. Lee's rep did not return a request for comment. (PageSix)

Chris Brown's gonna take a huge hit if a Tampa club has its way -- it wants the singer to give back the $30k it paid because he bailed on his appearance after allegedly punching the club's photographer. Club sources tell us CB was hired to perform for an hour but stayed only 5 minutes. TMZ broke the story ... Chris and his entourage got into an all-out brawl after the singer became enraged photos were being snapped. The photog's adamant he was just taking crowd shots. The club concedes Chris could have bounced and kept the money if he felt unsafe, but the club says he started the fight so he had couldn't have been that scared. The club's reached out to Chris' camp for the loot but so far no word back. Sounds like this will be the latest CB lawsuit. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Julia Roberts Makes History as People's "Most Beautiful" Woman for a Fifth Time. Julia Roberts is a timeless beauty. The 49-year-old actress has been named the Most Beautiful Woman in the World in People's May 1 issue, the magazine announced Wednesday. It marks Roberts' fifth time receiving the title. "I am very flattered," the Lancôme brand ambassador says of the honor. "It will become embarrassing. Right now, let's just keep it with flattering." Roberts was just 23 years old when she first appeared on the cover of the World's Most Beautiful issue in 1991. "Was I old enough to be voted into this level of popularity?" she jokes. At the time, she felt "adorable and naïve and so happy to be invited to the party." The actress also covered the issue in 2000, 2005 and 2010. Back in the day, Roberts admits she struggled with her self-confidence. "People say, 'Oh, when Pretty Woman came out it must have really changed your life,' and it's kind of become this joke, but the truth is I was out of town when Pretty Woman came out," Roberts says. "I was in another movie in this tiny little town that was showing Star Wars in its first run. I remember reading...'Pretty Woman came out this weekend and made this much money' and I thought, 'Is that a lot of money? Is that good? Is that great?' I didn't really know." In the issue, Roberts opens up about her 14-year marriage to cinematographer Danny Moder, as well as her life with twins Hazel Moder and Phinnaeus Moder, 12, and son Henry Moder, 9. As she tells People, "I think I'm currently peaking." It's been 26 years since her first cover -- so where does Roberts see herself in another 26 years? "Seventy-five," she laughs. "If I can just grow gracefully-ish old and watch my kids grow up and realize their dreams, and find their person in life, and hopefully have a family and little creatures for Danny and I to spoil, that's what the winter of life is supposed to be about." But is she ready to become a grandmother one day? "I guess! I mean, God!" she laughs. "That sounds really premature right now." How does Roberts feel about Botox, fillers and plastic surgery? "Do it if you need it...I think that we should all do what we want," she says. The Academy Award winner isn't afraid of aging, but admits, "We have to put up a little bit of a fight. But then too much of a fight causes a wrinkle." With her latest World's Most Beautiful cover, Roberts is now far ahead of her longtime friend and co-star George Clooney, who's been People's Sexiest Man Alive twice. The Smurfs: The Lost Village star teases, "I'm going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year." Other women featured in this year's issue (on newsstands Friday) include Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Emma Watson, Oprah Winfrey and Carrie Underwood. Previous cover girls include Michelle Pfeiffer (1990, 1999), Jodie Foster (1992), Cindy Crawford (1993), Meg Ryan (1994), Courteney Cox (1995), Catherine Zeta-Jones (2001), Nicole Kidman (2002), Halle Berry (2003), Jennifer Aniston (2004, 2016), Angelina Jolie (2006), Drew Barrymore (2007), Kate Hudson (2008), Christina Applegate (2009), Jennifer Lopez (2011), Beyonce (2012), Gwyneth Paltrow (2013), Lupita Nyong'o (2014) and Sandra Bullock (2015). (Eonline)

Victoria Beckham Receives OBE From Prince William: "I'm Proud to Be British." Victoria Beckham dressed her best Wednesday -- and for good reason. Prince William made the 43-year-old designer an OBE at Buckingham Palace in London. Before she was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Victoria (wearing a look from her Pre-Fall 2017 collection) waved to fans with her husband, David Beckham. Her parents, Jackie Adams and Tony Adams, showed up, while her four children -- Brooklyn Beckham, 18, Romeo Beckham, 14, Cruz Beckham, 12, and Harper Beckham, 5 -- stayed home. The 34-year-old Duke of Cambridge (acting on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II) has long been friendly with the Beckhams, who attended his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton. "It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today," Victoria said. "I'm proud to be British, honored and humbled to receive my OBE from the Duke of Cambridge. If you dream big and work hard you can accomplish great things. I'm so happy to share this very special occasion with my parents and husband. Without their love and support, none of this would be possible." After the event, Victoria was ushered into a waiting chauffeur-driven car. Romeo updated his Instagram later, writing, "I want to say how proud I am of my mum today as she received her OBE...She works so hard and really deserves this honour..We love you mum x." David received his OBE in 2003 for services to soccer. Speaking last year for the documentary Our Queen at Ninety, the 41-year-old athlete said, "Collecting my OBE was one of the proudest moments. That day was special for me because I brought my grandparents with me, and it made me proud that I could bring them to somewhere that they worshipped for their whole lives. Meeting the Queen -- it doesn't get better than that. You can feel the emotion. I can personally feel the emotion. I just love everything about our Queen and what she represents." Earlier this year, e-mails in which David criticized the honors system and the honors committee leaked in the British press. His rep insisted the e-mails were "doctored," "hacked" and "private." Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill was also made a dame during Wednesday's ceremony, while Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance was knighted for his services to theater. Paralympic swimmer Bethany Firth was made an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), as was master craftsman Tom Young, who's been glassblowing for 60 years. (Eonline)

Broadway legend Audra McDonald has slept on the streets. The most decorated star on Broadway regularly spends the night on the sidewalk. For the last few years, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald has joined Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, which invites hundreds of members of the New York theater community to pass an entire night on the street, regardless of weather. The annual event is a fundraiser for Covenant House, the organization that helps homeless teens in 30 cities across six countries. McDonald first got to know Covenant House when she was working on "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," the 2014 Billie Holiday bio that earned her that sixth Tony. She's since become a board member. Although she was initially spurred by Holiday's history (the blues singer was herself a homeless teen), McDonald's connection to the organization runs much deeper. "I'm trying to raise socially aware activists and feminists and citizens of the human race, and Covenant House really brought all of that more into focus," says the mother of two, whose youngest, Sally James, was born last year. "Everything I bought for the baby, I've been like, 'You get to borrow it for a minute, Sally James, but it's for the Cov kids,'" referring to the organization's programs for teen mothers. Kevin Ryan, the president and CEO of Covenant House, says he regularly receives notes and checks from new donors who say they were inspired to become involved when they heard McDonald speak about the charity during one of her concerts. "What I love about [Audra]," Ryan says, "is she really understands that the least interesting thing about our kids is their homelessness. They're students and interns and actors and rappers and poets." McDonald gets the chance to spend time with the kids when she visits local outposts of Covenant House on the down low, or serves them breakfast on Thanksgiving Day -- or spends the night with them at the Sleep Out. "You wake up the next morning, if you slept at all, and you're converted," she says. "These kids, this is their life. It just changes you're worldview. It can't not." (PageSix)

Great news ... Brooke Hogan's missing dog, Molly, has been FOUND -- and she's alive and well and totally not eaten by coyotes!!!! As we previously reported, Molly -- an 11-year-old Pomeranian -- went MIA on Monday night while Brook's friend was dog sitting. The big fear ... Molly was lost in the San Fernando Valley which has an issue with coyotes hunting small pets. Jessica Simpson's dog was snatched a few years ago. But Molly SURVIVED!!! Brooke tells us a Good Samaritan found Molly after a 24 hour search and posted her photo on a lost dog website. The person who found Molly was several miles away from where she went missing. Hogan says Molly appears perfectly healthy and happy and she's incredibly grateful to the family who found her. She also tells us she'll never let Molly out of her sight again. (TMZ)

For most commoners, getting through the private gates of Kensington Palace requires two forms of ID and a written invitation. Visitors to the sprawling London complex that houses dozens of royals, including Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry, undergo a thorough security check and "follow strict protocol," says a frequent guest. But on any given day, one mere mortal simply breezes past the guards. Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle "is waved right through," a source shares in the new issue of Us Weekly. "Harry has made it clear she's to be treated like everyone else who lives there." Consider it step one in her royal transformation. With Harry's pals expecting him to propose to the Toronto-based actress by fall, she's begun readying herself for life in The Firm, the cheeky name the royals have coined for their family. The 35-year-old divorcee already has a direct line to Harry's most trusted aides. The 32-year-old prince's private secretary, Edward Lane Fox, and communications secretary, Jason Knauf, are on call to answer the L.A. native's queries, says a Harry source. "There have been many times where Meghan's been unsure of protocol," says the source, "and having access to Harry's aides has been a godsend." A close bond with his brother and sister-in-law has also proved invaluable. An insider says William, 34, and Kate, 35, have given the Suits actress tips on handling life in the royal spotlight. "She's very much been accepted into the family," says the insider. "They are so happy to see Harry happy." Harry's undergone a rebirth of his own. Once known for party-boy antics (photos of him showing off the, er, crown jewels in Las Vegas surfaced in 2012), he's now running Heads Together, a charity dedicated to ending the stigma around mental health, with Will and Kate. In an interview with The Telegraph's April 16 Mad World podcast, the ex-military officer opened up about seeking counseling to losing his mom, Princess Diana, at age 12. "Because of this process," he said, "I've now been able to take my work seriously, been able to take my private life seriously as well." That includes Markle. For Harry, "this is a love he's never felt before," says a source. "He's met someone who understands him on a deeper level and they just connect." Soon, predicts the source, they could be legally bonded. "Everything is still as exciting as the day they met," says the insider. "They talk about the future all the time and they see themselves together." (US Weekly)

Ed Sheeran says Saoirse Ronan misspelt his "Galway Girl" tattoo. "She really took the p*** outta me". Ed Sheeran has revealed that his tattoo reads "Galway Grill" instead of "Galway Girl" thanks to Saoirse Ronan. The 26-year-old singer said that his friend, who stars in the song's video which was filmed last week, had spelt it wrong while she tattooed him. Telling the story during his Glasgow tour date on Friday, he said: "The tattoo actually says Galway Grill G-R-I-L-L. She really took the p*** outta me - full on." But, he's clearly not bothered as he continued: "I'm actually quite proud of her it's the kind of thing I would do." Well, seeing as Ed has 60 inks to date - we doubt anyone will really notice. (British Glamour)

Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After Claiming a Driver Body-Shamed Her: ''I'm Fat. I Also Have a Fat Wallet." Tess Holliday will no longer use Uber's services. The plus-size model says she was body-shamed by a driver who picked her up on Tuesday and told her she was not healthy because of her weight. Holliday took to Instagram to share a video from the incident with her 1.4 million followers and explain the story. "Hey @uber I don't pay more to use your 'black car' service to be told that there's no way I could possibly be healthy because I'm fat & then questioning it," she wrote. "No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer. I'm fat. I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever. Also after I told him I was healthy he turned the radio off & changed the subject. #putmymoneywheremymouthis #uberdriver #uber." The size 22 model later added an edit to further explain the situation and clarify her comments. "Edited to add: saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him," she continued. "Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily & why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone." In the video, you can hear the driver asking Holliday about her cholesterol. She responded, "My cholesterol is fine. I'm perfect. Yup, I'm healthy." Uber released the following statement to E! News regarding the incident: "We expect all riders and drivers to treat each other with respect as laid out in our Community Guidelines." Meanwhile, this isn't the first time the model -- who scored a major contract after starting the #EffYourBeautyStandards movement in 2015 -- has publicly boycotted something. Several years ago, she slammed a Facebook page called "Project Harpoon" that photoshopped plus-size models to look thinner. "This kind of hit piece is exactly why I started #effyourbeautystandards," she wrote at the time. "I am asking my followers to boycott this [page] and any others like it. Loving yourself is the most powerful message we all need to stand behind." Preach, girl. (Eonline)

It doesn't look like Carmelo Anthony's ever going to win a ring in New York, but now he's ditched his wedding ring too. The NY Knicks star followed suit with his now estranged wife, La La ... and hit the city streets Tuesday sans wedding band. La La ditched her ring more than a week ago when she moved out of their home. TMZ broke the story ... Melo and La La are separated and there's next to zero chance of reconciliation. As we told you, a dancer claims she got knocked up by the NBA superstar. No ring, but he was wearing a smile ... for what that's worth. (TMZ)

Did Carmelo Anthony Impregnate Another Woman Before La La Anthony Separation? Rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony's separation continue to swirl. Reports broke Tuesday morning that the NBA star allegedly impregnated another woman, but sources around Carmelo insist, "There is no truth to the pregnancy report." E! News reported Monday that La La and Carmelo separated. They share one child together, 10-year-old Kiyan Carmelo Anthony. However, another source around La La tells E! News that Carmelo is expecting another child and that he and his wife of seven years won't be reconciling. "They are done. He got this woman pregnant," the source tells E! News. "La La was really upset. She knew he was messing around and they had a moment where they were going to call it quits, but Carmelo wanted to save it." Our source adds that Carmelo was doing well "proving himself" to La La, but then the pregnancy rumors started. "Carmelo did not tell La La," the source adds. "She found out on her own, and at that point it was too late and Carmelo could not dig himself out of it. She still doesn't know the whole truth. He has been messing with strippers for a long time now." While they're only separated, the source tells us that reconciliation is unlikely. "At this point La La is not willing to save their relationship," the source adds. "The hardest part is having her son hear all this." On Tuesday La La was spotted without her 20-carat diamond ring. According to TMZ, the separation was "amicable," but La La already moved out of their joint New York City home and into a place on her own. The last time they were photographed together was on Jan. 12, 2017, when they met up with Gabrielle Union at Cipriani in NYC. About a month later, La La shared a picture cuddling up with her two boys on Valentine's Day as well as a photo of them getting "snowed in" on March 14. La La and Carmelo tied the knot in July 2010 after a five-year engagement. (Eonline)

Aaron Hernandez Dead at 27 After Hanging Himself in Prison Cell. Aaron Hernandez has died after hanging himself in his prison cell. The former New England Patriots football player was discovered early Wednesday morning in his solo prison cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Mass, according to a statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. At the time of his death, he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. According to the statement, Hernandez had attempted to block his cell door by jamming items into it from the inside before using his bed sheet. After being found by corrections officers, the 27-year-old was taken to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2015 after he was found guilty of killing Lloyd, who at the time was dating the sister of his fiancee. Recently, Hernandez was found not guilty of committing the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who died in a fatal drive-by shooting outside of a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is survived by his 4-year-old daughter, Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez. (Eonline)

Aaron Hernandez died innocent of murder, despite the conviction for which he was serving a life sentence. It may be technical, but it's true. Aaron was convicted in 2015 of murdering Odin Lloyd. He was serving a life sentence when he was found hanging from his cell early Wednesday morning. Under Massachusetts law, when a person dies while a criminal case is on appeal, the death effectively erases all the criminal proceedings ... it's as if Aaron was never arrested, never tried, never convicted. The logic is that a person is not only entitled to a fair trial, they're entitled to appeal a conviction, and the process is not cemented until the appeal process is exhausted. And there's more. Aaron is being sued civilly for wrongful death by Lloyd's family. When Aaron was alive, the family could use the criminal conviction to automatically establish liability ... but now they can't. They'll have to retry the murder allegation in front of a new jury, without Aaron present. (TMZ)

The McDonald's employees who called the cops on the Facebook killer are going to get the $50,000 reward ... at least if law enforcement has its way. We spoke with local and federal law enforcement officials who tell us ... they believe the employees were the lynchpin that caused cops to corner Steve Stephens in Erie, PA. As you know, Stephens killed himself. As for the reward, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said, "There is an award up to $50,000 for the arrest of Mr. Steve Stephens. The money comes from the FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshal Service." Sticklers could argue no one should get the award because Stephens wasn't arrested, but there have been similar cases over the years where law enforcement determined the reward conditions were met. The law enforcement officials with whom we spoke say it's clear ... the McDonald's employees made the difference. They spotted Stephens and stalled him at the drive-thru so cops could make their move. We're told so far there have been no official meetings on the reward, but it sounds like the employees are in for a big surprise. (TMZ)

Music

New Prince Music Being Released Nearly One Year After His Death. Turn up the nearest speakers Prince fans, because new music is here. In honor of the one-year anniversary of the iconic singer's passing, RMA has released a new song titled "Deliverance" on iTunes and Apple Music. The track is part of a special six-song EP titled DELIVERANCE that will be available this coming Friday. The EP disc version will also be released nationwide on June 2. According to a press release, the six songs were recorded in the studio between 2006 and 2008 when Prince was an independent artist. The majority of sales will benefit Prince's estate. "I believe 'Deliverance' is a timely release with everything going on in the world today, and in light of the one-year anniversary of his passing. I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many," Paisley Park engineer Ian Boxill shared in a statement. "Prince once told me that he would go to bed every night thinking of ways to bypass major labels and get his music directly to the public." He continued, "When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that's what Prince would have wanted." The anniversary comes just a few weeks after Prince's sister Tyka Nelson appeared on the ABC special, People Icons: Gone Too Soon. During the interview, she claims that the "Little Red Corvette" singer predicted his death. "About three years ago he called. He said, 'I think I've done everything I've come to do,'" Tyka claimed. "My dad and Prince always spoke in these types of riddles. He knew [he was going to die soon]. And he was preparing me. It's very clear." On April 21, 2016, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park compound. In June, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office revealed that the singer died of an accidental overdose. (Eonline)

Has Harry Styles written songs about Kendall Jenner on his new album? The One Direction heartthrob has revealed that his ex was a "huge part" of creating his solo album... It seems Harry Styles has opened up a lot more than usual in his new interview with Rolling Stones - not only did he finally address his 2012 relationship with Taylor Swift, but the 23-year-old has admitted that his upcoming solo album features some songs inspired by his most recent ex-girlfriend aka Kendall Jenner. Speaking to the magazine, the 23-year-old heartthrob explained that the album is a tribute to his ex-girlfriend and described it as "tipping a hat to [their] time together." And while he refused to give a name, he is believed to be referring to the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star who he was first linked with in 2013. "Sometimes you want to tip the hat, and sometimes you just want to give them the whole cap ... and hope they know it's just for them," Harry said. The One Direction star's highly anticipated debut solo album is set to drop on the 12 May and call us nosy, but we can't wait to hear what he has to say about Kendall. Perhaps it'll win her back? You never know... Last September, rumors of Kendall and Harry rekindling their romance were sparked again as a source told People: "They're rekindling their old romance and Kendall's so excited and happy about it. She's always cared about Harry." The pair reportedly enjoyed a date at Ysabel in LA in September 2016. Speaking about the date, the source said: "Kendall was beaming all night. They're trying to spend time together again." They went on: "[Harry] has thought all along that Kendall is hot and was sort of just waiting for a chance to spend more time with her again." (British Glamour)

Kendrick Lamar Can't Knock Ed Sheeran Off Top of U.K. Albums Chart. On the U.K. album and singles charts Ed Sheeran reigns supreme, again. After Harry' first solo single, "Sign of the Times" (Columbia/Sony) bumped Sheeran out of the No. 1 spot on the U.K. singles chart last week following the 13-week reign of Ed's "Shape of You" (Asylum/ Warner Music), Sheeran is headed back to the top spot according to the Official Charts Company album survey. The midweek Chart Update has Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson nipping at Ed's heels at No. 2 with "Symphony" (Atlantic/WArner), while Sheeran also holds the No. 3 spot with "Galway Girl" and Styles drops down to No. 4. Only 5,000 copies separated all four tracks at press time. Kendrick Lamar could be headed for his first top 10 as a lead artist with "Humble" rising 22 spots to No. 9, with another five HUMBLE. tracks expected to hit the top 40 by Friday (Apr. 21): "DNA" (22), "LOYALTY" (27), "ELEMENT" (33), "LOVE" (39) AND "YAH" (40). After debuting her new song "The Cure" at Coachella over the weekend, Lady Gaga is headed for her 19th U.K. top 40 hit this week as the synthy pop song is looking to debut at No. 25. On the album chart Sheeran could land a seventh week at No. 1 with his ÷ album, with Lamar's DAMN. aiming for a No. 2 bow, with three other albums expected to debut in the top 40 this week: Tinie Tempah's Youth (No. 8), John Mayer's The Search for Everything (No. 11) and King Blues' The Gospel Truth (No. 30). (Billboard)

Coldplay Face Themselves, And Adele, For Ivor Novello 'Most Performed Song' Award. Coldplay will face some stiff competition at this year's Ivor Novello awards in the "Most Performed Song" category, where their songs "Adventure of a Lifetime" and Hymn for the Weekend" will battle each other, and Adele's "When We Were Young," for the prize. Winners of the prestigious annual British music prize will be announced on May 18 at Grosvenor House. Among the other nominees: Best Song Musically and Lyrically: Michael Kiwanuka, "Black Man in a White World"; Laura Mvula and Nile Rodgers, "Overcome"; Blaine Harrison and Henry Harrison, "Telomere" Best Contemporary Song: Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky, "Love$ick"; Skepta & Josh Homme, "Man"; NEIKED ft. Dyo, "Sexual" Album Award: Michael Kiwanuka, Love & Hate; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree; Laura Mvula, The Dreaming Room. (Billboard)

Movies

Keira Knightley Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean in New International Trailer for Dead Men Tell No Tales. Elizabeth has made her grand arrival. While she may have been missing from all previous trailers for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Keira Knightley made a quick appearance in a new international trailer for the fifth installment of the franchise. The actress, who has famously portrayed Elizabeth Swann for three of the last four films, pops up in the Japanese-narrated teaser, if only for a second. In a blink, she appears in Victorian garb as she stares off into the distance, swiftly confirming all the bubbling rumors that she would be back. However, the nature of her return is still unclear considering the footage is the first to be revealed and leaves much to the imagination. Still, she's not the only one officially reuniting with her longtime character. Orlando Bloom, who played Will Turner for three consecutive films, also showed up in a recent trailer, officially confirming that he will reprise his role for this newest installment. As fans may recall, at the end of the third movie, he was forced to become the captain of the Flying Dutchman after his heart was cut out and placed in the Dead Man's Chest. Meanwhile, Pirates 5 hones in on Will and Elizabeth's son, Henry, who sets out for answers about his father. At the same time, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is busy fleeing from Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his deadly ghost sailors aiming to kill every pirate on the seas. To save his life, Sparrow is on a quest to find the Trident of Poseidon, bringing scientist Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) and sailor Henry along for the bumpy ride. Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will also include Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham and Kevin McNally, hits theaters May 29. (Eonline)

Sofia Vergara to Play Flamenco Dancer in Emoji Movie. Dancing queen! Sofia Vergara has been cast as the Flamenco Dancer Emoji in the new Emoji Movie, she announced on Instagram on Tuesday, April 18. "Excited to be Flamenco Dancer in Emoji Movie," the Modern Family star, 44, captioned an image of herself posing beside the animated character. While news that Hollywood is making a movie based on texting characters sparked something of a backlash from movie fans, a number of stars have signed up to lend their voices to the animated film, which follows the adventures of an emoji who has trouble emoting, played by T.J. Miller. Patrick Stewart will play the ever-popular Poop Emoji, while Maya Rudolph will play Smiling Emoji, James Corden will voice the High-Five Emoji, Anna Faris will play Jailbreak and Rob Riggle will voice the Ice Cream Cone, according to IMDb.com. The Emoji Movie, directed by Tony Leondis, is set to hit theaters on July 28. (UsWeekly)

In case you were wondering how that deal with Adam Sandler making movies directly to Netflix was working out... the answer is better than we could possibly have imagined. The streaming giant is infamously tight-lipped when it comes to their actual numbers, so this little peek behind the red curtain is pretty interesting. But also kind of mind-boggling. In a first quarter earnings report, the company reveals: "We continue to be excited by our Sandler relationship and our members continue to be thrilled with his films. Since the launch of The Ridiculous 6, Netflix members have spent more than half a billion hours enjoying the films of Adam Sandler." Holy crap. Half a billion hours! That's like 350 million full viewings. Hmm, wonder why they didn't say that. Maybe this way they get to count all the people who turned off The Cobbler after 15 minutes? The report also gave props to Dave Chappelle, saying his Collection 1 is already their "most viewed comedy special ever." We wonder if he'll get a movie deal soon... (Perez Hilton)

Cannes Chief Thierry Fremaux's 'Selection officielle': Book Review. Cannes Artistic Director Thierry Fremaux tells a lot -- though not all -- in this 600-page diary about running the world's most important film festival. The Cannes Film Festival, which will celebrate its 70th birthday this year, is an annual study in extremes: extreme wealth (the yachts, the Lamborghinis, the parties at the Hotel du Cap) vs. extreme artiness (a five-hour film by Philippine auteur Lav Diaz), extreme excitement (last year's reactions to the German comedy Toni Erdmann) vs. extreme disgust (last year's reactions to Sean Penn's The Last Face), extreme euphoria vs. extreme fatigue for anyone who spends a week or so navigating the fest's screenings, meetings and open bars. Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux, who's been programming the festival since 2001, now offers up his own form of extreme journal writing with the massive 600-plus-page Selection officielle -- a personal diary stretching from the end of the 2015 edition, when Jacques Audiard nabbed his first Palme d'or for Dheepan, to the end of the 2016 one, when regular Ken Loach won his second Palme for I, Daniel Blake. An addictive read for cinephiles interested in the hectic schedule and occasional reflections of France's most powerful film figure, but a bit of a letdown for those looking to dig up behind-the-scenes gossip or details about backdoor negotiations, the book is one of the more comprehensive insider works to be written on Cannes thus far. Yet the fact that it's been penned by Fremaux himself makes it less of an objective or probing analysis than a highly subjective account where the reputation of the world's premiere festival is boosted by the very man in charge of it -- a man who has no plans to step down despite recent rumors to the contrary (rumors which were, in fact, not unfounded, as Fremaux explains in what is perhaps the book's major revelation). There's no doubt that running Cannes is a full-time job, although that doesn't stop Fremaux from also heading up the Institut Lumiere film foundation and repertory festival during the offseason, as well as clocking a record amount of kilometers on his bicycle as he races to meetings in Paris or navigates the hills surrounding his native Lyon, where he lives with his family. He is a man of action who cannot take a phone call sitting down, and Selection officielle is chock-full of Fremaux's day-to-day activities, whether it's trips to South America to promote Cannes abroad, lunches with famous actors and directors or late-night chats with Hollywood producers and power agents. The substance of such conversations is rarely repeated, which may be disappointing to readers hoping to learn about how Fremaux negotiates the kind of celeb-studded gala screenings that have become a trademark of Cannes over the last decade. Instead, we learn about how his selection committee operates, with right-hand man Christian Jeune heading up a small team of programmers who sift through nearly 1,900 films in order to pick the 60 or so titles that will play at the 2016 fest. Insisting on the fact that the committee watches every single feature submitted -- whether by Michael Haneke or your 12-year-old nephew -- Fremaux inserts a few hilarious program notes written by interns forced to sit through batches of Bollywood DVDs, or by a programmer required to watch the most pretentious of art house film fodder. Inevitably the expected names (Loach, Almodovar, the Dardennes) rise to the top of the selection, although Fremaux argues that Cannes also welcomes newcomers into the competition like Maren Ade, whose Toni Erdmann would became one of the sensations of 2016. He and his team definitely fret about which movies will be available come May, drawing up intricate lists that are constantly evolving based on feedback from producers, filmmakers and sales agents. As early as November, they're keeping tabs on La La Land as a possible opening-night contender, only to learn a few months later that it won't be ready. When April rolls around, there's a mad scramble to put the lineup together in time -- they finally opt for Woody Allen's Cafe Society as an opener -- with eleventh hour decisions made to lock down key titles, as well as members of a star-packed jury to hand out the Palme. Given that Selection officielle takes the form of a daily agenda, it can definitely grow repetitive in parts, while Fremaux could definitely be accused of name-dropping -- to the point that certain pages read like excerpts from Bret Easton Ellis's Glamorama. At the same time, if you're riding your bike along the Seine while talking on your Bluetooth earpiece with Marty (Scorsese) or Bob (De Niro or Weinstein), why should you leave that information out? Fremaux depicts himself as a people person as much as a film person, devoting ample space to friends and colleagues while delivering homages to directors and other talents who passed away during the year. This lends his book an obituary-like quality at times, though when you spend your days dealing with movies both new and old, you wind up living in a world where "death is at work," to paraphrase Jean Cocteau. What ultimately emerges is solid portrait of a Cannes and its inner-workings, but also a fairly clear picture of the guy in charge. And like Cannes, Fremaux seems to shift between extremes: extreme enthusiasm for all the great films and directors he encounters, extreme love for Bruce Springsteen and the Olympique Lyonnais soccer squad and then extreme stress and exhaustion when literally racing against the clock to get his program ready before the deadline. Either way he manages to maintain his cool, at least when he's writing his journal, and rarely has a bad thing to say about anyone he names (save for those who dare attack the festival in the press: critics beware!). Toward the end of his diary Fremaux admits, in one of several bits of flowery prose, that he "wants to stay friends with everyone" and "invite whoever [he wants] to grab a beer." That's probably the right attitude for the person standing at the top of the red carpet to greet stars as they arrive for Cannes' black-tie screenings. And it's also perhaps why Selection officielle never reads like the tell-all confessional one could hope for, but rather like an effusive love letter to the movies and the people behind them. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Well, The Keepers Sure Looks Like It'll Be Your Next Netflix True Crime Obsession. Get ready for The Keepers. Netflix's latest true crime series is coming May 19 and tells the tale of an unsolved murder of a nun from Baltimore. Directed by Ryan White of The Case Against 8 fame, the seven-part series examines the death of Sister Cathy Cesnik and the mystery that still lingers almost five decades following her murder. The Catholic high school teacher went missing November 7, 1969 and her body was found nearly two months later -- yet her death remains unsolved. In the 1990s, the case of Sister Cathy returned to the spotlight when a woman only known as Jane Doe come forward to share her story of sexual abuse by the high school's chaplain. According to Netflix, Jane Doe was taken to Sister Cathy's body (yet to be discovered) and told," See what happens when you say bad things about people." White interviewed dozens of friends, relatives, journalists who covered the story, Baltimore citizens and government officials in an effort to uncover the truth behind the murder of the schoolteacher. "A theme of all of this is just voice: being able to find your own, being able to use it and having people listen to it," executive producer Jessica Hargrave said in a statement. Hargrave, White, Josh Braun, Ben Cotner, Jason Spingarn-Koff and Lisa Nishimura are executive producers on the documentary series. Some of the shockers from the trailer include this quote, "My father said to my mother, 'You want to know why I drink?Because we killed a woman and we put her behind the shop,'" and this one, "This goes bigger and deeper than we can imagine. The story is not the nun's killing, the story is the cover up of the nun's story." "We never set out in making this to solve a murder," White said. "But what has happened through making it is it has drawn people out in a way that wouldn't have happened if there wasn't going to be such a scrutiny or risk of exposure." Get your first look at The Keepers, which is sure to be your next true crime obsession in the trailer. All episodes drop on May 19 on Netflix. (Eonline)

Allow Ewan McGregor to Introduce You to Fargo Season 3. Fargo makes its triumphant return to FX, and this time, Ewan McGregor is pulling double duty. McGregor is playing two brothers who aren't twins and who, in fact, couldn't look more different. Their differences, as it turns out, are at the center of this new season, which also stars Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Jim Gaffigan. We talked to McGregor at FX's All-Star Upfront event earlier this month, and he explained that this season is based on a relatively simple backstory that will undoubtedly become complicated in the way every Fargo story does. "The basic premise of the story is there are two brothers whose father passed away when they were teenagers," McGregor tells E! News. "He leaves one brother a red corvette, and he leaves the other brother a stamp collection. ...The brother who's left with the stamp collection is the younger brother, Ray, and the older brother, Emmit, persuades his brother to swap. They swap, sort of against's Ray's wishes...and the older brother who now has the stamp collection goes on to be a multi-millionaire and have a hugely successful life, and his younger brother Ray is left with a red corvette and not a very satisfying life." Ray obviously wants the life he was supposed to have, and that's where the story starts. Of course, a big part of Fargo is the accent, and the Scottish actor has said before that it was difficult to master. "It's a difficult accent to pull off. As a Brit, it's not an accent that we hear very often," he says. "It just took a lot of work. I worked very hard at it, and I'm comfortable with it now." Fargo premiered at 10 p.m. on FX. (Eonline)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Welcomes Back An Old Friend While Saying Goodbye to a New One. Warning: The following contains spoilers from the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you haven't watched yet, you might want to bookmark this page and return once you have. Proceed with caution. Boy, the Framework is just full of surprises, isn't it? Just weeks after the alt-world simulation created by an out-of-control Aida (Mallory Jansen) resurrected Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) and made him Daisy's (Chloe Bennet) boyfriend on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we were treated to another unexpected reunion when Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Mace (Jason O'Mara) rescued none other than Antoine Triplett (B.J. Britt) from a Hydra compound. "Tripp?" Coulson asked, shocked and startled by his recognition of a man he couldn't remember ever meeting. Why'd he use that nickname, Trip wondered. "It's just felt right," Coulson said. Indeed. As S.H.I.E.L.D. continues this Framework-given reunion tour while our heroes fight like hell to find a way out, we're really hoping that there's time for an appearance from the alt-world versions of Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), too. If we're going to do this thing, let's do it full out! Sadly, it wasn't all happy quasi-reunions in the Framework. No, the night also saw the first victim fall to Aida's dark simulated world when Mace, trying to hold up a crumbling Hydra building just ordered destroyed by May (Ming-Na Wen) long enough to get all the kids inside out to safety, fell under the weight and was crushed to death. His loss may not have been entirely in vain, however, because it seemed to be just the thing to wake May up from her Hydra indoctrination and give Daisy her powers so they might have half a chance of getting out of this place. Well, that and the realization that Hydra was brainwashing kids that they were also willing to let die. For more on Mace's death, be sure to check back with E! News after the episode finishes airing on the West Coast for our in-depth Q&A with O'Mara himself. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Pretty Little Liars Returns With Gifts For All and the Truth About Spencer's Parents. The game is on, and we're going to need a real life copy of it immediately. Pretty Little Liars returned Tuesday night, and it brought along a present, tied up with a big red bow. That present turned out to be a super high-tech board game (which we weirdly want to play), complete with cell phones and a little model of Rosewood, as well as important letters and the occasional sharp knife that could pop out at any time. If it were us, our first order of business would be to take this thing apart, but alas, it was not us. The liars were still convinced Noel was behind it, but decided as a group that it probably contained a bomb and they were just simply not going to play. Obviously, that didn't last long, but first... Spencer confronted her mom about Mary Drake's claims of being Spencer's real mother, and Veronica confirmed it. Apparently, Mary seduced Spencer's dad, who thought she was Jessica, and then found herself pregnant. Instead of letting the baby end up in the foster system, Veronica took in her husband's daughter as her own. She didn't witness the birth, but the baby was brought to her outside Radley. After learning this, Spencer got a text from A.D. telling her to play the game if she wanted to get closer to her mother, so she played. The game had her play truth or dare, and then dared her to go pay Toby a visit at the hospital, where he was waiting for Yvonne to wake up from her coma. After visiting Toby and assuring him that his fiancee would wake up and they would all escape Rosewood eventually, Spencer went back to the game, and it rewarded her with a piece of the game and a letter Mary had written to her child, explaining that she did it all on purpose and asking for forgiveness. The other girls were less than enthused about Spencer giving into the game, and Hanna even threatened to stab it before it suddenly started showing footage of the girls digging up Rollins. As usual, A.D.'s got blackmail. And in the midst of all this game play, the other liars had slightly less earth-shattering issues. Ezra returned and asked Aria to stay, seemingly still planning on marrying her despite Nicole being alive. So even though Ezra hadn't yet found the way to tell Nicole about Aria, Aria tried to continue on as if everything was normal. She even visited a wedding business, which is where she ran into her old friend Holden. Holden was a little disappointed to find out that Aria was engaged (to her old teacher, no less), but gave her the VIP treatment of wedding planning. Then, they ran into Ezra, who had to head to New York. Nicole's parents were apparently asking him to join them at Nicole's rehab center. Alison, meanwhile, wallowed in how terrible her life is right now (which to be fair...she's pregnant with her dead con man husband's baby) and got understandably upset that she now has to work with both Emily and Paige at school. Paige doesn't want Emily to get roped into Alison's perpetual victimhood, and Emily doesn't want Alison to kiss her again until she really wants to, and doesn't just want to make Emily stay with her. Then there's Hanna, trying to make waves in the fashion industry. But she's getting help from Mona, whose help is sometimes helpful and sometimes not help at all, and she might be trying to steal Hanna's spotlight, maybe. Finally, Jenna's having tea in a dark room, asking A.D. to tell her about the game. So A.D. drops a big braille book in her lap. We can't read it, but Jenna can of course, and she likes what she reads. Soooo what do we think is the point of this game? Does "Winner take all" mean that one of the girls will win, or are they playing against A.D.? Do we all agree that the person who handed Jenna that book looked awfully womanly? Doesn't Hanna's fashion designer storyline seem kinda trivial compared to everyone else's storylines? Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Freeform. (Eonline)

Drew Scott and Linda Phan Are Getting a Property Brothers Spinoff Ahead of Their Wedding. First comes home renovation then comes marriage. At least for Drew Scott! Property Brothers is getting another spinoff at HGTV, the network announced on Tuesday. Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House will debut in November 2017 and find Drew and fiancee Linda Phan renovated their first home together in Los Angeles, with the help of his identical twin brother Jonathan Scott, of course. "HGTV fans have followed Drew and Linda's relationship over the years and we are all more than ready to see them finally seal the deal and move into a new home," John Feld, senior vice president, original programming and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, said in a statement. "We may not get a wedding invitation but, with Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House, all of us will get a front row seat to the most important renovation and reveal that the guys have ever done." The four one-hour episodes will document the brothers' most personal journey to date as they team with Linda to make design decisions, face huge renovation hurdles and pull out all the stops in order to complete the ambitious project in time for their wedding rehearsal dinner, which will take place at their new home. Drew, 38, proposed to his longtime girlfriend in December 2016, with a rep for the HGTV star telling E! News, "They are very excited!" The couple met in 2010 at a Toronto Fashion Week event. Drew's Honeymoon House is the latest spinoff for the twins, as their Property Brothers' slate also included Brother Vs. Brother, Buying and Selling, Brothers Take New Orleans and more. Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House will premiere November 2017 on HGTV. (Eonline)

Evelyn Lozada Reveals the Real Reason Why This Is Her "Most Challenging" Season on Basketball Wives. Evelyn Lozada is back in the Basketball Wives game. After taking a couple of seasons off to focus on family and other opportunities including her OWN docu-series Livin' Lozada, the reality star is back and ready to prove she is a changed person. "I will say this is one of the hardest seasons for me because like of course I'm coming in, people are going to want me to react. People are going to want me to do certain things because they want to prove to the world that I'm still the same person," Evelyn shared with E! News exclusively. "I really don't want to disappoint anybody, but I will say that this season was the most challenging out of all seasons." In the season premiere alone, Evelyn faced drama involving her co-stars Tami Roman and Jackie Christie. During a '70s-themed party, the ladies confronted Evelyn for some of her actions both online and in interviews from years ago. "[Tami] had cursed me out and I was trying to communicate.. Seasons ago, that could've been very very ugly. I wanted to do the show again. Everything doesn't need to be an argument. We don't have to call each other bitches and hoes every five minutes," Evelyn shared. "We can actually do better and co-exist and respect each other even if we have some differences. That's my overall goal this season and I think you will see that." It may be easier said than done. If you thought Monday night's episode was dramatic, hold on for more throughout the season. "There were certain things that were said. We do this show, I get it, you say things about each other when you're angry, or upset, but there's just certain things, this is probably the first season where I feel like... that one cast member went way below the belt and you will see my reaction to that," Evelyn teased. One things viewers won't be seeing is a wedding involving Evelyn and her fiance Carl Crawford. While the couple got engaged in 2013, there are no plans for a televised wedding or public spectacular. "Carl has no social network. He's very private. What I do is a whole other world to him. He's supportive but does he want to be on the show? No. So I think that when we do get married, and you guys hear about it, we probably would be married for a couple of months at that point," she explained. "I don't broadcast that part of my life because I've learned my lesson." Ultimately, Evelyn is grateful her friend and co-star Shaunie O'Neal invited her back to VH1's hit series. And while many members of her family were "side-eyeing a little bit" when news broke of her return, the Inner Circle author feels a sense of loyalty to the franchise. "Nobody understands. I am connected to this show. I'm emotionally connected. I was the first person that Shaunie called to do the show," she shared with us. "I do feel a really, really personal connection to the franchise. I want to see it do well. I want to see it evolve and take things to another level." Basketball Wives airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. on VH1. (Eonline)

Viceland U.K. Takes 'Archer'. Seasons 1-5 of the animated spy comedy will add more laughs to the network's schedule beyond 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and 'Nirvanna The Band The Show.' Vice Media's Viceland channel in the U.K. has acquired the exclusive U.K. TV rights for seasons 1-5 of hit animated spy comedy Archer. The show will air on weeknights fat 11 p.m., launching on May 1. It is the latest comedy addition to the Viceland U.K. schedule, following the launches of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and original series Nirvanna The Band The Show. Archer, created by Adam Reed for FX and distributed by Endemol Shine International, in the U.S. moved to FXX for its recently launched season eight. The series revolves around Sterling Archer and his spy agency "International Secret Intelligence Service." Every covert operation and global crisis sees its staff undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain and pleasure. The show features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as Archer, Aisha Tyler as Lana Kane, Jessica Walter as Archer's domineering mother and CEO, Judy Greer as her loquacious secretary Cheryl, Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller Cyril Figgis, Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources Pam Poovey and George Coe as Archer's elderly and always exploited butler Woodhouse. (Hollywood Reporter)

'13 Reasons Why' Fuels Increase in Calls to Suicide Helplines in Australia. Mental health advocacy groups like Headspace have criticized the Netflix series, which they believe "exposes viewers to risky suicide content." Australian mental health organizations have issued warnings against Netflix teen series 13 Reasons Why after receiving a "steadily increasing stream of calls and emails" from teens, parents and schools about the program since its launch in March. The show centers on 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind cassette recordings for 13 people who she says were part of why she killed herself. At the core of criticisms about the Selena Gomez-produced show is its graphic depiction of teen suicide and the negative portrayal of teenage behaviors including bullying and sexual assault. Kristen Douglas, a national manager at youth mental health foundation, Headspace, said on Tuesday the show "exposes viewers to risky suicide content." "National and international research clearly indicates the very real impact and risk to harmful suicide exposure leading to increased risk and possible suicide contagion. People have said the show has triggered their own vulnerabilities and made them consider whether suicide is a possible option for them," Douglas said. She added that research shows that "if you talk about suicide harmfully, it will lead to further harm. It's far more likely for young people to connect with this content and think it's the answer for them". Headspace is increasing its messaging about assistance available to schools, parents and teens because the show included "very confronting and graphic messaging and imagery inclusive of suicide method and means," against clearly established local media guidelines. In addition, the series is one of Netflix's most watched shows in Australia this year, Douglas said. Mindframe, a national mental health initiative funded by the Australian government's National Suicide Prevention Program, has developed non-enforceable guidelines on safe and accurate portrayal of suicide, and, for the most part, Australian journalists, broadcasters and media companies and follow those guidelines. "There is a responsibility for broadcasters to know what they are showing and the impact that certain content can have on an audience -- and on a young audience in particular," said Dr. Steven Leicester, Douglas' colleague. Netflix and the producers have not taken that responsibility seriously enough, according to Jaelea Skehan, director of Mindframe. Skehan criticized the series, which she has seen in full, in a statement titled 6 Reasons Six Reasons Why I'm concerned about a TV series. Those reasons include: "the suicide scene is graphic and that's not OK, it sends the wrong messages about suicide risk and the show does nothing to encourage help-seeking and shows adults as a species to be avoided at all costs." Netflix has established a website allied to the show that lists crisis helplines in 35 countries in which the series airs. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Silicon Valley' Showrunner Mike Judge: "We're Going to Break the Rules This Season". At the show's season-four premiere in Austin, the co-creator promises some sex and "internal conflicts" at fictional Pied Piper as he hopes for two more cycles of the HBO comedy: "I kind of look at it like the alcoholics, just not one day at a time, but one season at a time." Fans of HBO's Emmy-winning comedy series Silicon Valley can expect a raucous and rule-breaking season four when the show returns April 23, according to co-creator and executive producer Mike Judge. "There's a little bit of violence," Judge told THR at the premiere of the fourth season in Austin, Texas, on April 18. "I know we're a show with no sex or violence but we're going to break the rules a little bit this season." "There's also going to be some sex, and neither participant is a horse this time," Judge said, referencing the shocking scene in season three when Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) -- the brains behind the show's fictional start-up Pied Piper -- approached his new CEO Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky) as Barker was breeding horses. Although he didn't divulge many details on the upcoming season of the hit show, which follows a group of programmers, developers and entrepreneurs trying to break through in the eponymous tech world of Silicon Valley, Judge did say the characters "make some strides." That doesn't mean they'll necessarily succeed in their endeavors, however. "If they suddenly succeed and they're all billionaires, you might not care about them as much," the showrunner explained, adding, "If they're complaining about something you might just go, 'Oh, you're a billionaire, stop complaining.' But at the same time we can't keep kicking them down every episode." Castmembers Zach Woods and Martin Starr -- who play Jared and Gilfoyle, respectively -- joined Judge at the event, which previewed the first two episodes of the season and was followed by a panel discussion with the trio. Co-sponsored by HBO and Alamo Drafthouse, the event was simulcast in more than 16 Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country. Starr, whose character is the sardonic systems architect of Pied Piper, gave his two cents on the new season as well. Calling it "Silicon Valley: Civil War," he explained, "This season is more about the internal conflicts that come up inside the company, as opposed to in the years past, [when] we would be battling external forces." He also promised one of the show's long-running gags will continue: namely, Gilfoyle's constant belittling and pranking of fellow team member Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani). "I get to be a dick continually to Dinesh, so that's always fun," he said. Although their characters may not always get along, Woods says the cast's relationship on set couldn't be more different. "When it's a lot of young comedy guys, it can kind of be a sort of feral environment," he joked. "But everyone's really kind to each other, it's not competitive. People pitch each other jokes. It's nice to be with other people that are equally delicate flowers." As for the future of the show, Judge said this season lays the groundwork for the rest of the series, which he said he'd like to see get two more seasons, although he hasn't necessarily planned them out yet. "I kind of look at it like the alcoholics, just not one day at a time, but one season at a time," he said, adding, "I think it's going to go five [seasons] from what I hear, maybe six. It seems to be six is the way people go nowadays, so that would be nice." A collaboration between Judge and Alec Berg, the show returns for its 10-episode fourth season Sunday, April 23. (Hollywood Reporter)

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