Monday, April 24, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Professional Golfer Rory McIlroy Marries Erica Stoll at Star-Studded Ceremony in Ireland. We love love! Professional golfer Rory McIlroy married his fiancee Erica Stoll at Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo, Ireland earlier, E! News has learned. Multiple outlets are reporting that the Irish golfing ace and his American lady love got hitched in a lavish, $250,000 wedding at the 13th century castle with a slew of celebs at their side, including Stevie Wonder, One Direction's Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran, 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and Coldplay's Chris Martin. Wonder is believed to have performed during the newlywed's nuptials. With hits like "I Just Called To Say I Love You," "Isn't She Lovely" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," it's no wonder why the Motown superstar is on tap for the A-list ceremony. Later on in the evening, Sheeran reportedly performed a special show for the duo and their guests. Previously, the 27-year-old opened up in an interview with the Irish Sunday Independent about his relationship with the publicist, whom he met during a golf tournament back in 2012, but didn't start dating until 2015. "The thing I love about it is that we were friends before anything romantic happened," McIlroy told the newspaper. "We met when she was working for the PGA of America and renting a condo in Palm Beach, and I found it refreshing being with someone who was living a normal life rather than, 'Oh! My jet is 30 minutes late!' "I could speak to her about anything, we ended up spending a bit of time together and realized that there was something more there," he continued. "I love that she knows everything about me, and there was no judgment there. There was no judgment from Day 1, which is huge, because that's very hard to find for someone in my position," confessed the golfing champ. They do say that love is friendship set on fire... (Eonline)

Wizards of Waverly Place Star David Henrie Marries Longtime Girlfriend Maria Cahill. David Henrie is a married man! The former Wizards of Waverly Place star tied the knot with longtime love and former Miss Delaware, Maria Cahill in an intimate ceremony on Friday evening, People reports. The couple's closest family and friends gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion, which was held in Southern California. And while the bride wore a stunning gown by Enzoani, her handsome groom donned a custom tux by Indochino. The two are said to have shared their very first dance as husband and wife to Michael Buble's "Hold On". David, who also starred on How I Met Your Mother, kept his engagement a secret until late January, nearly four months after he popped the question during one grand, romantic gesture. After chartering a private helicopter to Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California last October, the lovebirds were surprised by Maria's extended family, who traveled from the east coast to celebrate David getting down one knee and asking Maria to be his wife. "We have the same foundations, share the same beliefs, same morals," Henrie gushed to Blog De Los Angeles about his now-bride. "We both come from good, big families that taught us about unconditional love, about always loving each other." He continued, "Every time I see her, I'm taken aback. And she knows, because every time I see her I give her such a hug, like I haven't seen her in a year!" Too. Cute. So what's next for the newlyweds? Well, after what is sure to be a gorgeous honeymoon, Henrie is the first to admit they've both got babies on the brain. He teased to the outlet, "You know what they say, children are like flowers, you can't have too many of them... " Congratulations, David and Maria! (Eonline)

Dule Hill Is Engaged! The West Wing Star Proposes to Jazmyn Simon With Huge Diamond Ring. The secret is out! Dule Hill and his girlfriend are officially engaged. In an Instagram collage posted Thursday afternoon, The West Wing and Psych star relived the moment he proposed to Jazmyn Simon on Good Friday. "Step by step, hand in hand, you & me, lock & key," he shared with his Instagram followers. "#IAintNoFool #SheSaidYes #041417 #ItWasAREALLYGoodFriday #ForeverGrateful #WeGonRentTheMoonAndFillItWithRose #ILoveYouJaz." In the candid photos, fans learned that the proposal occurred after a hot air balloon ride. Once the adventure was finished, Dule got down on one knee to ask the big question. And yes, the engagement ring grabbed the attention of many followers. Nice choice, dude. During an appearance on Hallmark Family's Home & Family, Jazmyn looked back on the moment she met the "love of my life." "I met Dule at lunch," the actress shared. "I was supposed to be in Miami for two days to shoot the Ballers pilot and my two days turned into two weeks because I was at the end of the second day and my scene got bumped. And so he came and I went to set and I saw him, just me and him at the end of the table, and I was like, 'Oh, I know you. You're Dule!' And I went and we exchanged numbers and the rest is history." Since then, the couple has documented their love on social media including nights on red carpets and even a few romantic holidays together. "My Nurse, My Lady, My Love & My Valentine," Dule wrote on Instagram this past Valentine's Day. "I suuuure do love you baby. I suuuure do." Jazmyn added, "Everyday is a gift with this one!" Congratulations to the couple on their big news! (Eonline)

Eva Longoria's Long History of Shutting Down Unnecessary Pregnancy Rumors. Eva Longoria's message is clear. Much like her contemporaries, the actress' personal life has been a subject of public fascination for more than a decade, but the topic that is most recurring is pregnancy. The ongoing "is she?" speculation sparked again recently when photos emerged of the Golden Globe nominee while on vacation standing on a boat, appearing to sport what some believed was the beginning of a baby bump. Blame the angle, blame the pose -- Longoria blamed lactose intolerance. "I saw some pictures of myself really fat on a boat and I have to tell you all I did was eat cheese," she told fans on Snapchat. "Everybody is saying I'm pregnant and I'm not. I was just lactose intolerant apparently. I just had to share because my whole family is calling me asking me if I'm pregnant. Yes, I look pregnant, but that was just a ball of cheese in my stomach...everybody gets bloated." You can say that again, Eva! This is far from the first time she's unnecessarily had to defend herself against naysayers calling her body into question, particularly years ago when the Desperate Housewives star decided to gain weight for her character, who had given birth to twins on the ABC series. "I'm just fat!" she told inquirers in September 2008 when pregnancy speculation began, a year after her wedding to ex-husband Tony Parker. She set the rumor mill to rest (for a moment) when she told reporters she spent the summer indulging in pizza and pasta like anyone else. "Tony and I went crazy this summer," she said. "I've stopped working out and gained about seven pounds over the summer, which is a lot for a small person," she later told Allure. "It's like: 'Oh my God. She's fat.' I hate that message they're sending out to young women everywhere who think: 'God, she's a size zero and she's still too big'...I never went up a size. I just got a little rounder." Even her co-stars were tasked with defending her against the prying baby questions. As Felicity Huffman joked to People in 2008, "She's just fat, that's all there is to it!" While Longoria has been able to brush off the questions with grace and humor, she hasn't been the only famous woman faced with a media microscope. Jennifer Aniston took the tabloids to task last summer when photos of her similarly on vacation in a bathing suit gave some people the (false) notion that she was expecting. So, she released a response in the form of a poignant and articulate essay published by The Huffington Post to say -- in more words -- back off. "Yes, I may become a mother someday, and since I'm laying it all out there, if I ever do, I will be the first to let you know. But I'm not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us all to believe. I resent being made to feel 'less than' because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: 'pregnant' or 'fat,'" she penned. "The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing." (Eonline)

David Spade and Naya Rivera Spotted on Dinner Date: He "Really Likes" Her, Source Says. David Spade "really likes" Naya Rivera, who he has been dating for about a month, E! News has learned. The two, who star together in the Crackle comedy film Mad Families, were recently photographed heading to dinner at the Malibu sushi restaurant Nobu, a popular celebrity hotspot. The 30-year-old former Glee actress wore a sexy black dress with a thigh-high split, while Spade, 52, sported a blue shirt, dark pants and black leather jacket. The two were driven to the restaurant together in an SUV and later left together. They seemed to be in great spirits. "David really likes Naya," a source told E! News exclusively. "They are still trying to keep things private, but they have hung out a couple of times since Hawaii." Spade and Rivera, who are both single parents, sparked romance rumors in late March after photos of the two getting cozy inside the Halekulani Hotel pool in Waikiki surfaced online. The two were vacationing with Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider, who were on a standup comedy tour with Spade. E! News soon learned they had been seeing each other for at least a couple of weeks. The two have not commented directly on their relationship, although Rivera posted a humorous video alluding to it earlier this month. A celebrity photographer recently asked one of Spade's exes, Heather Locklear, about the actor's romance with Rivera. "I don't know who that is," she replied, as seen in a video posted on TMZ. "Very beautiful, famous actress," the photographer said. "He's always with beautiful actresses," she said. "Good for him." When asked what is Spade's appeal, Locklear said, "Well, number one, he's funny. Number two, he has a big c--k." "I'm kidding," she said. (Eonline)

Paris Jackson Adorably Bonds With Her Godfather Macaulay Culkin. Bonding time! Paris Jackson is all about squeezing in moments to hang out with her famous godfather Macaulay Culkin, according to a new candid shared on Instagram. In the adorable snap, Michael Jackson's only daughter and the 36-year-old actor pose together on the couch as they smile from ear to ear. Thanks to Paris' not-so-subtle bunny ears, we can assume this photo was taken on Easter Sunday or she simply wanted a statement accessory. As for any explanation, the 19-year-old simply captioned the shot with a rabbit emoji. The two certainly have a close and playful bond considering just a few months ago in December, Culkin sat while she gave him a pedicure with an elegant burgundy shade. "Model? nah i paint hipsters toenails for a living," she wrote at the time. The previous October, the two caught up in a Starbucks where the Jim Gaffigan Show star unveiled a drawing he created in her honor. "Throwback to when the best godfather ever drew me," she captioned the picture. We imagine Paris' late father would be happy to see them together considering Michael and Macaulay were longtime friends before his death in 2009. (Eonline)

Cuba Gooding Jr. coped with the pain of his dad's death by working on his movie with Jaden Smith. They were in Toronto shooting Friday morning -- the day after Cuba Gooding Sr. passed away. Focusing on his work seemed to do Cuba some good as he managed a few smiles with Jaden between scenes. His father -- 72-year-old Cuba Gooding Sr. -- was found dead in his car Thursday. Cuba Jr. powered through a long day of filming "Life in a Year" when he got the news Thursday evening, but the emotion showed on his face. (TMZ)

Richard Simmons Gives Shout Out to Hospital Staff After Health Scare. And now for another rare message from Richard Simmons. The 68-year-old fitness icon has made headlines and sparked concern over his health over his apparent voluntary absence from public life since 2014, as highlighted in the No. 1 podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Last week, he was hospitalized for indigestion. A message from him, as well as an old pic of him, was later posted on Facebook. He has since been released home. On Sunday, another post from him was published on his Facebook page. "Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday," the message said. "I wanted to take a moment to send a big thank you to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center during my short stay there this week. They make you feel good even though you're in the hospital for feeling bad." "Another shout out goes to the wonderful men and women of the Los Angeles Police Dept.," the post continued. "They were so helpful and kind as I returned home. Let's take a minute and all be thankful for medical professionals, police, firefighters and our brave military forces here and around the world. They risk so much every day to make us well and keep us protected. God Bless all of them." When he was released from the hospital, Simmons walked out while wearing a blanket over his head and body and was escorted by his associates and police. It marked his first public appearance in three years. "I'm not 'missing,'" his post last week read. "Just a little under the weather. I'm sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days." (Eonline)

Oprah fires back against claims she's exploiting Henrietta Lacks. Oprah Winfrey shot down claims that she exploited Henrietta Lacks by making an HBO movie about her life. The late Lacks' son, Lawrence, has claimed Winfrey and HBO should cough up some cash for using his mother's story. But Winfrey -- who executive produced and starred in "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," the story of how Lacks' cervical cancer cells lead to a major scientific breakthrough -- said that she's not on the hook. "Do I think the Lacks family should have been paid for all of those cells by all the millions of drug companies in the world who have used those cells... of course they should have," she told us at the premiere hosted by HBO CEO Richard Plepler, "Do I think that its now my responsibility or HBO to compensate for that, no. It was our job to bring the story to light and it is a shame that they were never compensated. But I will tell you this, Deborah [Henrietta's youngest daughter] to her dying day never cared about the money she just cared about her mother and her story being told." (PageSix)

La La, Carmelo putting son first amid mistress allegations. Carmelo Anthony and wife La La are putting on a united front, despite their ongoing separation and allegations his mistress is pregnant. The couple put on a brave face on Friday evening to attend a concert together at their 10-year-old son Kiyan's school in Manhattan. La La also skipped out on a high-profile party on Thursday night to spend time with her son. A source told Page Six there won't be a bitter custody battle over Kiyan, who remains the parents' top priority. And despite their split, they are not yet discussing divorce. The source said, "They haven't even mentioned the 'D' word. She has not hired a lawyer yet. They're not there yet. There's no divorce. No custody battle. They're discussing what's best for Kiyan and how to figure out how to handle his situation. They're just being the same parents they always have." Another source added of Melo and La La, "They've always been on the same page when it comes to their son. Their relationship had become more of a business situation, so she's not that shocked by his infidelity." La La has been leaning on girlfriends such as Kelly Rowland since news broke that Carmelo allegedly impregnated a Ph.D. student from Chicago. We're told she and Carmelo are still in close communication despite the embarrassing headlines. Meanwhile, La La is moving on with her life. The actress has hired a new team and is focusing on her career -- while getting photographed every day. "Her strategy is to lay low and keep working. She's not going to speak out on this until she's ready to file papers," a source said. But back in 2013, La La told Bethenny Frankel's TV show about Carmelo possibly cheating, "I can't be a watchdog and watch everything he is doing and everywhere he goes. That is not healthy at all. I have to trust and believe that he respects me in our relationship, where he knows to draw the line." She added, "I am not going to be a private investigator looking over the fences. That is not my style. I feel confident -- and if not, we will deal with that if we have to. And he does not want to deal with that with me." (TMZ)

Mary J. Blige is ripping into estranged husband Martin "Kendu" Isaacs for spending her hard-earned money on his new girlfriend, and demanding she support his kids from a previous relationship. TMZ obtained new docs filed by Mary in the divorce, and she says during the marriage Martin took more than $420,000 and chalked it up as "travel charges." Remember, he was her manager ... but Mary says those expenses were not business-related and did NOT include her. She says Martin spent that dough on his gf. As we've reported ... Martin is asking for more than $110k per month in spousal support, but Mary says that's outrageous. She says, "I am not responsible for supporting [Martin's] parents and his children from another relationship which he lists as ongoing monthly expenses." Plus, Mary says there's no money left for handouts, anyway. In the docs, she says their estate is "underwater" ... to the tune of $10 million. As she put it, she has all the burden of covering their expenses, while Martin "contributes absolutely nothing." We reached out to Martin's attorney, but no word back yet. (TMZ)

Carmelo Anthony's alleged pregnant mistress revealed. The woman at the center of the Carmelo and La La Anthony split is a coed from Chicago -- and now she's pregnant with a baby they believe is his, a well-placed source told The Post. Mia Angel Burks, who graduated from Northwestern University with a master's degree in health communication last year, started seeing the 10-time All-Star in Chicago last summer, the source said. It's unclear when she got pregnant, but Melo, who is splitting from his wife La La, believes the baby is his and is "taking care" of Burks, 24, until a paternity test can be performed, according to the source. The pair planned to deal with the baby quietly -- but one of Burks' former pals claims to have leaked her name to a blog to set the record straight after false reports emerged that Melo had gotten a stripper pregnant. That ex-friend, Anthony Jacobs, told Chicago radio station WGCI-FM this week that Melo and Burks fell for each other at a nightclub in the Windy City. "Mia met Carmelo at Room Seven, a club in Chicago when he was here for the NBA draft doing press," he told "Chicago Morning Takeover." "She's not a stripper... she works in education setting up programs." "I've known that [they've dated] for some months now," he added. Jacobs alleged that Burks would fly to New York to see Anthony on her own dime -- and said La La likely didn't know a thing about it. "Carmelo wasn't taking her serious to the point where she started to buy her own plane tickets to go see him," he said. Jacobs added that he heard about Burks' pregnancy through mutual friends, and said she never intended to harm Anthony's marriage. "She was more giddy about it than anything," he told the radio station. "When those type of girls talk to those kind of guys, I don't think that's the premise in the back of their head, 'I'm gonna go destroy this happy home.' It's fun. It's perks." Melo and Burks' relationship isn't about drama, a source agreed. "Mia seems low-key and doesn't obsess over Carmelo. There are some girls who become obsessed with the players, that's not the case with [her]," the source said. Still, "if the players don't want to have any issues [with women they hook up with], they'll set something up and take care of the girl -- especially if the girl says she's pregnant," the source explained. "A lawyer or an agent will come in, take care of the girl until the baby comes, and then they'll do a paternity test. It's all usually quiet." TMZ previously reported that Anthony had gotten a New York stripper pregnant. "Mia is not a stripper," the source said. "She lives a regular life." According to her LinkedIn page, Burks is the director of special projects for ReGeneration Schools, a non-profit that helps revitalize failing schools. Burks could not be reached for comment, and a woman answering her mom's phone hung up on The Post. A rep for Carmelo has repeatedly declined to comment on Mia's alleged relationship with Carmelo or the alleged pregnancy. But a source close to the troubled Knicks star insisted, "Its not true." Meanwhile, it emerged in a TMZ report that before tying the knot in 2010, Anthony and La La signed a prenuptial agreement that would protect his millions should they divorce. Anthony is in the middle of a five-year, $124 million contract, and has raked in more than $200 million during his basketball career. (PageSix)

Kate Beckinsale has just responded to her estranged husband's divorce petition, and it seems this divorce should go down with very little drama. Kate is reserving the right to spousal support from Len Wiseman, who filed for divorce last October. Kate says in her docs, filed by disso queen Laura Wasser, she wants her jewelry and personal effects to remain hers. She also wants all of her earnings after they separated to remain hers. Her docs don't give a date of separation, and his docs don't list a date of separation either. The couple married in 2004 and have no kids together. The couple's marriage hit the rocks in November 2015. Len was spotted out with model CJ Franco. (TMZ)

Flo Rida is calling BS on the baby mama who claims he's a deadbeat dad, saying he already forks over a generous check every month ... and her lawsuit is nothing but a cash grab. Sources close to Flo tell TMZ he's been making monthly payments of $5k to Alexis Adams to care for their 7-month-old son, and feels blindsided by her taking him to court. We're told Flo and Alexis both agreed on the amount, but he thinks she's being greedy by asking a judge to force him to pay more. He says they were never a couple. Alexis acknowledges she's been getting payments, but feels it isn't nearly enough to support herself and the baby -- considering his ailments, and the high cost of living in NYC. She claims she can't afford child care, so she can't leave the baby and go to work. Our Alexis sources say she never agreed the $5k was a fair amount, but accepted it because she needed the money. (TMZ)

Drake didn't get an Instagram model pregnant and thinks her claim is so ridiculous he didn't even sic his team on her ... sources connected to the rapper tell TMZ. It's interesting ... Layla Lace posted earlier this week that Drake knocked her up in London and went radio silent once she told him. But she has since scrubbed all traces of the allegations. There have been rumblings Drake's team went nuts on her and threatened her with a lawsuit unless she removed the posts. Not true. He's never even met her. Our sources say Drake's team never reached out to Layla much less threatened her ... they believe she did it for attention and when people talked about her there was no need to keep the posts up. (TMZ)

Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Speaks Out Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations. Amber Portwood is not taking the latest gossip about her lightly. While fans sites been sending the rumor mill into overdrive with accusations that the Teen Mom OG star has allegedly been physically abusing her fiance Matt Baier, the 26-year-old says that's simply not the case. The reality star opens up to E! News to not only defend herself, but clear the air once and for all about her relationship with Baier. "Five years ago I made the decision to choose prison over rehab in order to fully turn my life around. Since then I've worked hard to make serious changes for myself, for my daughter, and for all the fans who supported me." She continued, "I'm saddened by the latest rumors, which are both untrue and unfounded, but plan to continue to stay focused on my recovery and being the best person I can be for everyone in my life." Ultimately, Portwood says, she's honored to be a part of the successful MTV show and to have been given such a huge platform to raise awareness to teen pregnancy. "In spite of everything I am truly blessed and will keep going on the positive path I set forth on." Meanwhile, earlier this week, Baier released a statement to People about the abuse allegations. "The rumor that's circulating is both vicious and completely false. I can't stand by and allow the media or anyone else to undermine the progress that Amber has made in turning her life around, or the relationship we've worked hard to build together." Baier addressed the photos that are swirling on fan sites which show his face with multiple lacerations and bruises. "The photo that surfaced is nothing more than the result of some roughhousing amongst my guy friends. I got my butt kicked by a friend, and it was well-deserved, I might add. Now someone is trying to use the pic to pain an untrue picture of our life together." He concluded, "Amber would never lay a hand on me and I can't wait to marry the love of my life in October." (Eonline)

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey says he NEVER got physical with his Playboy Playmate ex-fiancee, Kennedy Summers ... claiming she made the whole thing up to damage his reputation. As we previously reported, Summers -- the 2014 Playmate of the Year -- filed a police report earlier this week accusing Withey of domestic violence in an alleged 2016 incident. (TMZ)

Mel B seduced the nanny who is now suing her ... plying her with alcohol when she was just an 18-year-old foreign exchange student and had group sex with her ... this according to a new lawsuit. Lorraine Gilles has just filed the lawsuit we told you about this morning, claiming Mel B defamed her by saying she was having an affair with Mel B's now estranged husband Stephen Belafonte who got her pregnant and then convinced her to have an abortion. Gilles says it's a pack of lies. According to the suit, Gilles says Mel B portrayed her as a "homewrecker, prostitute, and extortionist, maliciously describing Gilles as being impudent, unscrupulous, and exploitive." Gilles says in her defamation lawsuit Mel B explained to her shortly after coming to America she and Belafonte had an open relationship. That was around the time Mel B, then 34, got her drunk and then had a 3-way with Gilles and Belafonte. Gilles goes on to say "at no point did Gilles and Belafonte engage in any sexual acts without Brown's knowledge or participation and at no point did Gilles and Belafonte represent to Brown that Gilles was pregnant with Belafonte's child." Gilles says her sexual relationship with Mel B lasted 7 years. As for sex tapes -- which Mel B claims Gilles and Belafonte used to extort her -- she says flat-out she's not in possession of any of them. Moreover, she says when they would have sex, Mel B would serve as the camera person and record the encounters and/or "take part in the menage a trois herself." As for claims of abortion, Gilles says she had a one night stand with a man in West Hollywood, sought Mel B's guidance to deal with the pregnancy and Mel B assisted in arranging an appointment for an abortion. She adds she hadn't had sex with Belafonte for "several months" before. (TMZ)

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee is concerned evidence from the ex-NFL's star's death could be discarded ... so she's suing the Dept. of Corrections to make sure they preserve every single thing that could possibly prove he didn't kill himself. Shayanna Jenkins -- the mother of Aaron's 4-year-old daughter -- filed court docs Wednesday asking a superior court judge to prevent state officials from destroying video recordings, physical evidence and prison records connected to Hernandez. And why? Aaron's attorney, Jose Baez, has suggested Hernandez's death wasn't suicide -- it was murder -- and he vowed to run his own investigation to get to the truth. It appears Jenkins is doing her part to help Baez's investigation. The judge is hearing the matter Friday. Hernandez died on Wednesday morning after prison officials say they found him hanging from a bed sheet in his cell. Officials say Aaron left suicide notes in his cell and blocked the door to prevent officers from rescuing him. (TMZ)

Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56. The Happy Days cast lost one of its own. Erin Moran has passed away at the age of 56, E! News can confirm. The Harrison County Sheriffs Department in Harrison County, Ind. tells E! News in a statement, "On April 22, 2017 at approximately 4:07 p.m., the Harrison County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call that referenced an unresponsive female. Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased and an autopsy is pending." Moran skyrocketed to fame in the 1970s when she was cast as Joanie Cunningham on the widely beloved sitcom, Happy Days. The actress starred as Ron Howard's character's outspoken younger sister before landing a titular role in Happy Days spin-off Joanie Loves Chachie alongside Scott Baio. Despite Joanie Loves Chachies's one-season run, Erin returned to Happy Days for its eleventh and final season in 1984. She went on to make smaller television appearances on series including Murder, She Wrote and The Love Boat. In 2008, Moran competed on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club. The celebrity's later years were plagued by hardship, as in 2012 it was reported that Erin was homeless and living in hotels after being kicked out of her mother-in-law's Indiana mobile home due to hard-partying. That same year the Happy Days cast settled a royalties lawsuit that awarded Moran, and five of her co-stars $65,000 each. Bewitched star Erin Murphy confirmed her passing on Twitter, writing, "So sad to share that my friend Erin Moran has passed away. Rest In Peace, sweet girl" Our thoughts are with Moran's family at this time. TMZ was first to report the news. (Eonline)

Cuba Gooding Sr., a popular soul singer and father to the Oscar winner, was found dead Thursday in the San Fernando Valley ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Cuba Gooding Jr.'s dad was slumped over in his silver Jaguar, parked on Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills, CA. We're told the fire department responded to the scene at 12:58 PM PT and attempted CPR, but could not resuscitate him. We're told police found empty booze containers in the car, and suspect he died from an overdose. Cuba Sr. was the lead singer of the '70s soul group The Main Ingredient, which had a huge hit in 1972 with "Everybody Plays the Fool." He and his wife, Shirley, had 4 children together -- including actors Cuba and Omar. They split up in 1974, but remarried in 1995. Cuba was 72. #RIP. (TMZ)

Paulie Giganti -- a star on "Hell's Kitchen" who was found dead in his home Thursday -- accidentally OD'd ... TMZ has confirmed. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office tells us Giganti's body tested positive for drugs from a standard urine drug screen. The office wouldn't say which drug or drugs were found in the chef's body. Law enforcement sources tell us cops got a call Thursday from a neighbor for a foul odor. When cops showed up, they found the door wide open and his body sprawled on the floor of his bedroom. Giganti -- who famously feuded with Gordon Ramsay in season 16 -- was 36. (TMZ)

Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy dies at age 78. Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy, who penned or collaborated on several hits by recording stars like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, has died in suburban Detroit. She was 78. Her brother, Melvin Moy, tells The Associated Press his sister died Saturday at hospital in Dearborn from complications from pneumonia. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. Motown arranger and musician Paul Riser says Moy was the studio's first female producer and "pioneered some really, really unique things for women." Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit will hold funeral services this weekend. Moy's survivors include five sisters and two brothers. (PageSix)

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Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry Are the Cutest Cheerleaders at London Marathon. Go, team, go! Amid heightened security, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry were the cutest cheerleaders at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Sunday. The three commanded attention as they pressed a large red button to give runners the green light to start the race, then watched from the sidelines, enthusiastically cheering on the 700 people running the 26 miles for Heads Together, the event's official charity. Kate, William and Harry wore matching black jackets with the group's logo. The trio has for years spearheaded Heads Together's campaign to end the stigma around mental health. Kate looked totally adorable wearing an oversized teal foam glove -- the initiative's signature color, as she and the men clapped, waved, hugged and shook hands with fans and high-fived and passed out water bottles to runners. The Duchess of Cambridge even encountered Spider-Man! Many runners did a double-take when they encountered the royals. Kate, William and Harry also posed for selfies. Kate and William shared an adorable couple's moment, with him teasing her with an air horn. Meanwhile, Harry shared an adorable bonding moment with a man's baby, sitting in a carrier. The three later handed out medals to those who completed the marathon, whose route was protected by extra fencing and armed police officers. Harry also gave awards to Britain's David Weir, who won the Men's Wheelchair race, and to Switzerland's Manuela Schar, who won the Women's Wheelchair race. Kate had hosted runners from the team at Kensington Palace last week, while Harry opened the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo. (Eonline)

Rachael Leigh Cook Remakes Her "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" PSA 20 Years Later -- With a Twist. What's Rachael Leigh Cook doing these days? Same old -- cracking eggs to promote an important message. But this time, she's serving up a slightly different one. The 37-year-old She's All That and Perception star, who rose to fame in the '90s, reprises her role in a new "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" PSA, released Thursday -- on 4/20 -- and 20 years after her first one. This time, she speaks out not only against drug use, but against existing drug policy in the United States. "This is one of the millions of Americans who uses drugs and won't get arrested," Cook says, holding up a white egg and putting it on a counter. "However, this American," she begins, holding up a brown egg, "Is several times more likely to be charged with a drug crime. Imagine it's you." An animation depicting the egg being sentenced, jailed and then released with dire prospects for landing a job or getting into college is shown. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." More than $51 billion has been spent on law enforcement efforts to try to curb illegal drug use and incarcerate users, dealers and distributors, but the initiatives have been "harmful" and the war on drugs is really a "war on people," according to the Drug Policy Alliance, the group behind the PSA and which promotes "drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights." "The war on drugs is ruining people's lives," Cook says in the video, holding up a frying pan with remnants of a raw egg dripping off it. "It fuels mass incarceration, it targets people of color in greater numbers than their white counterpart. It cripples communities. It costs billions and it doesn't work. Any questions?" The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA), a New York City group that aims to prevent teenage substance abuse, launched the first "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" anti-narcotics ad campaign in 1987. Its original PSA shows a man cracking and frying an egg. Cook starred in the second "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" PSA in 1997. In the video, she smashes an egg and then an entire kitchen to demonstrate the effect of heroin on a person's brain and how their addiction affects their lives, career and loved ones. A third PSA, which did not star the actress, was released last year and features teens. (Eonline)

Prince William Makes Fun of His Controversial Clubbing in Switzerland: "I've Gotten Into Enough Trouble With My Dancing." Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton are telling all. Well, not exactly all, but they did just divulge a handful of personal details about their private life together, thanks to a rare candid chat on BBC Radio 1. After surprising one of the hosts by unexpectedly stepping into the studio for a visit, the royal pair took questions and it seemed nothing was off limits, even the father of two's controversial clubbing during a boys' trip in Switzerland last month. In fact, the 34-year-old broached the topic himself, albeit jokingly while the group was discussing the couple's love for concerts. "I've gotten into enough trouble with my dancing recently, so it's kind of best to keep away from that," he said when asked if he ever wants to bust a move while watching a show. In addition to catching Coldplay in concert, the couple also admitted to cozying up at home with a box set and some takeout curry. As they told the hosts, they often order meals -- Chinese food is also a favorite -- and watch full shows "once kiddies are in bed," Middleton said. Among their favorites are Homeland and Game of Thrones, but having two young children, they are also experts in kids' programming. Prince George, 3, ensures they're paying attention. "George gets very upset if you're not showing due diligence to the characters," Prince William quipped. Their children also play an integral role in coming up with presents for Queen Elizabeth II, who is celebrating her 91st birthday. While William admits it's becoming more and more difficult to figure out what to give the matriarch, she is always pleased with something made by her great-grandchildren. "It doesn't matter what it looks like. It just goes down really well," their dad pointed out. Meanwhile, when it comes to gifts the couple has received from other countries, he offered a diplomatic response. "Obviously all the presents we get given from around the world are fantastic and we're really grateful," he said. (Eonline)

Rob Lowe Is Your New Colonel Sanders in New KFC Ad: "We Will Lick Our Fingers Good!" Say hello to your new Colonel Sanders, Rob Lowe! The West Wing and Parks and Recreation alum, who famously spoofed himself in a series of DirecTV ad in 2015, continues his commercial acting career by being the new face of KFC. Lowe plays Sanders, known for his white hair, mustache and goatee and wire-rimmed glasses, in a new campaign promoting the fast food giant's new Zinger spicy chicken sandwich -- a "100 percent chicken breast filet, double hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown by trained cooks in every KFC kitchen, and served with lettuce and Colonel's mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun." In an ad released Friday, Lowe's Sanders presents the new offering while giving a motivational speech -- Independence Day-style -- about launching it on a mission to space. "The time has come to explore beyond our known horizons, to push KFC's spicy crispy chicken to new heights," he says. "There is one question that we will be able to answer with certainty very soon. Can you actually launch KFC's world-famous Zinger chicken sandwich into space? The answer is, 'We certainly hope so. Our entire marketing campaign depends on it.' But when we success we will lick our fingers, we will lick our fingers good!" The Zinger will be available in participating U.S. restaurants beginning April 24 as an individual sandwich or in a popular $5 Fill Up combo meal. Colonel Harland Sanders founded KFC during the Great Depression. Before Lowe, celebs who portrayed him included Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan, George Hamilton, Rob Riggle and Billy Zane. (Eonline)

Carmelo cut La La out of his new charity. Carmelo Anthony started a new charity and benched his wife. The Knicks forward incorporated the Carmelo Anthony Foundation Inc. in July, bringing two business associates on board as directors rather than now-estranged La La Anthony. She has long been a board member, along with her husband, of the Carmelo Anthony Family Foundation, the basketball star's main vehicle for charitable giving. La La moved out of the couple's Manhattan home a few months ago. The Post reported that Carmelo was cheating on her with Mia Angel Burks, a 24-year-old who is now pregnant with a child that the Hall of Famer believes is his. La La, a former MTV VJ, did not participate with her husband at the foundation's "Very Melo Christmas" movie event for kids in December. Carmelo Anthony started the foundation in 2005 and his wife joined the board in 2009. His Melo Enterprises company donated $44,000 to the charity, which started off with modest programs to feed the homeless in Anthony's hometown of Baltimore. The next year, Anthony gave the group $500,000 and his business kicked in another $525,000. The foundation initially concentrated most of its giving in Baltimore, Denver and to Syracuse University, where Anthony led the basketball team to a national championship. The foundation donated $3 million toward a basketball practice facility, named in his honor. Donations by Anthony, who is in the midst of a five-year $124 million contract, have been much more modest in recent years. He kicked in $290,000 to the foundation in 2014 and $293,791 in 2015, according to its latest tax filings. La La contributed $25,000. The group in 2015 gave $5,000 to UNICEF; $15,000 to Feed the Children; and $30,700 to Brooklyn schools for supplies. It also spent $70,373 to build basketball courts. It spent the bulk of the $689,500 it received in 2015 to hold an event it called "A Very Melo Weekend" in Puerto Rico. The weekend included a golf tournament, excursion to a soccer game and parties and was described on tax filings as both a fund-raiser and a chance to unveil new basketball courts it funded. Anthony started the new charity, which received tax-exempt status from the IRS in January, "to broaden the horizons of his charitable endeavors by setting up a public foundation where he intends to raise contributions from the public," a spokeswoman for Anthony said. She said the family foundation was not folding and insisted La La Anthony would remain on its board. (PageSix)

Kylie Jenner felt the heat from animal rights protesters, and got the hell out ... cutting short a photo op in Vegas amid chants that she has the blood of innocent animals on her hands. Kylie was attending the grand opening of Sugar Factory Saturday night, where she paused for photos on the red carpet ... before being bum-rushed by the protesters. Sounds like their specific beef is with Kylie wearing fur -- which she was not doing at the event, but has in the past. Protesters were loud, but never got physical with Kylie ... unlike those who nailed her sister, Kim, years ago. Some of Kylie's furs have been advertised as fake in the past, but that clearly doesn't matter to the activists here. Faux or not ... they don't appreciate her flaunting fur. (TMZ)

Jennifer Meyer's 40th birthday party turned into THE non-Coachella celeb event of the weekend ... with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Katy Perry ... AND Orlando Bloom all showing up. The huge bash went down at Peppermint in WeHo, where Justin Theroux was hanging with the wife and her "Friends" pal. Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and a bunch of other celebs were inside. As for Katy and Orlando ... no word if they saw each other inside, but there was at least a chance. Jewelry designer Meyer and Tobey Maguire split up last year. Kinda obvious now who got the bulk of their famous pals in the breakup. At least he's got Leo DiCaprio. (TMZ)

Blake Lively goes off on reporter for asking about fashion. Blake Lively has fired back at a reporter on the red carpet for Variety's New York Power of Women Luncheon on Friday, after she was asked about fashion. The actress, who was chosen as an honoree for the luncheon for her fierce advocacy against child pornography, slammed the reporter for asking an impertinent question during the event. "Are we really doing this? Would you ask a man that?," Lively told the reporter, according to USA Today's Maeve McDermott, who posted a video to Twitter from the red carpet. "... become more aware, and that we change, and that we build a women up. So, you can ask me another question," Blake said in a short video clip from the event. Lively is one of several women who were recognized at Friday's event. Other honorees included Jessica Chastain, Audra McDonald, Gayle King, Chelsea Clinton and Shari Redstone. "There's a lot that's worrying me [about the current administration] as a woman and a mother," Lively told Variety at the event. "I feel like there's an awakening that's happened ... We can't just retweet things. We have to do something about it." (PageSix)

Tyga's Dinner Date Jordan Ozuna Breaks Her Silence on Those Romance Rumors. When Tyga hangs out with a few ladies that aren't Kylie Jenner, fans are going to talk. After the rapper and his girlfriend partied separately during the first weekend of Coachella 2017, many eyes have been on the pair to see where they will hang out together next. On Thursday night, however, Tyga got fans chattering when he was spotted enjoying dinner with a few friends. In photos obtained by TMZ, the "Ayo" rapper and Jordan Ozuna were spotted sitting next to each other inside Serafina Sunset in West Hollywood. And when it was time to leave the restaurant, the pair embraced for a hug goodbye. Before you assume something is going down, you may just want to go straight to the source. "Omg y'all I'm not dating Tyga," Jordan shared on Twitter Friday afternoon after the pictures surfaced. "Come on." While that rumor is put to rest, speculation of trouble between Tyga and Kylie continues. While the pair has not commented on the status of their relationship, the duo hasn't been photographed together since early March. In fact, when enjoying the music and parties of Coachella, both parties attended separate events all weekend long. For those looking for a sign that things are a-okay, we may have found it earlier this month when Kylie posted a video onto Snapchat. In the clip, the 19-year-old lip-synced a verse from the rapper's newly released track, "Act Ghetto," which actually includes a shout out to Kylie. "Gettin' checks like Kylie / Yeah, every day I do it," Tyga rapped in the song. What will weekend two of Coachella bring us? Stay tuned. (Eonline)

Caitlyn Jenner says she'll never go into an in-depth conversation about the surgery that removed her penis because to ask a transgender person about the procedure is flat out inappropriate. Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer on 20/20 Friday night to discuss everything from family to her everyday routine. Naturally, Sawyer also touched on Caitlyn's surgery -- which she mentions in her book -- to remove her penis. Jenner didn't have an issue talking to Diane about the question ... but gives fair warning to anyone else outside the transgender community who may have the urge to ask. (TMZ)

Memphis home once owned by Elvis Presley damaged by fire. A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday. The Commercial Appeal reports the Memphis home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations. Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke didn't have a damage estimate. He says the electrical fire started in the wall between the living room and dining room. He says firefighters responded just after 7:30 a.m. CDT and the fire was under control about 20 minutes later. Presley purchased the home in 1956. He lived there just over a year as he skyrocketed to fame, appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and recording "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel." The newspaper says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (PageSix)

The End of An Era! April the Giraffe's Livestream Has Been Shut Down. It's no tall tale -- the live stream of April the Giraffe has been shut down. Since its launch in February, the livestream of April the Giraffe has garnered more than 273 million views, with 41.5K followers on Twitter. The stream followed April's pregnancy journey, which after over 15-months, came to an end on Saturday with the birth of an adorable baby boy! April's calf is just a few days old, but is already 5'9" and 130 lbs with a lot of personality! The livestream is put on by the staff at Animal Adventure Park in Harpusville, New York, where April and her calf live. Her unnamed baby's father, Oliver, lives right next door. Animal Adventure Park announced earlier this week via Twitter that they would be shutting down the internet sensation. Reportedly, the popular live stream is coming to a close so that the park staff can get ready for the zoo's opening in May. But don't worry, animal lovers -- this may not be the end! The staff gathered around right before cutting the stream to say their goodbyes, but brought with them a hopeful message. "Thank you. To be continued," the sign read. Sounds like we'll be getting more April afterall! (Eonline)

OkCupid is fraudulently peddling a dating site with a bunch of "dead" profiles ... so says one of its members who filed a class action lawsuit. Chad Perkins says he got suckered into paying for a premium service that would allow him to view others who "liked" his profile ... but instead, noticed most, if not all, accounts that liked him were inactive. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Chad says he paid $44.99 for the "A-List" package, but less than 2 weeks later he noticed no real person actually "liked" his profile. Chad complained but says all he got was an apology for a "software programming error or bug." Chad ain't buying it, and in the suit he says the website is just covering up its scam. He's suing to get his money back and other damages. We've reached out to OkCupid, so far no word back. (TMZ)

Music

Lady Gaga's Beautiful Tribute to Cancer-Stricken Friend at Coachella 2017 Will Make You Cry. Lady Gaga touched scores of hearts with a beautiful and somber moment during her headlining set at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Saturday. Her 2016 album Joanne features a bonus track, "Grigio Girls," which is about her longtime friend Sonja Durham, who is battling stage IV cancer. During her headlining set on weekend two of Coachella 2017, Gaga dedicated an acoustic version of her song "Edge of Glory" to her. "My friend Sonja is very sick and I love her so much and if it's okay with you, I'd like to sing this song for her," the singer said, sitting by a piano. "I'm sorry you don't feel well," she said, mid-song. "We all wish you were here with us." Sonja used to work as Gaga's assistant. The two have been friends for almost a decade. Last month, Gaga helped plan and attended Sonja's wedding to Andre Dubois. "Believe it or not, it was a fight and almost didn't happen. Literally why it was planned and pulled off in two weeks! Yes, two weeks!" Sonja wrote on her blog. "Now you can do that when you have amazingly talented event friends and an Angel that tell you she is going to throw you your dream wedding and there are no arguments. So I cried and cried and if you can believe it let go of total control (i know crazy right) sent them my Pinterest and just asked when they wanted me to show up!!!! On her blog, Sonja dubs Gaga her "guardian angel." "Honestly, if it wasn't for Gaga and the financial contributions from everyone so far I really do not think I would be here," she said. "Let's just say I understand why people give up and die because they do not have the resources that I have been given." (Eonline)

Machine Gun Kelly's concert was delayed when severe chest pain forced him off stage to get medical assistance. MGK grabbed at his chest multiple times while performing at Seminole Casino in South FL ... and eventually couldn't stand the pain anymore. He walked off in the middle of doing his hit, "Bad Things." According to Kelly's reps, paramedics had to come check him out at the venue. It wasn't a heart issue ... turns out Kelly was injured while shooting the movie "Captive State" a day earlier. We're told he's doing some of his own stunts on the flick, and as he described it ... got "punched in the chest 65 times." Unclear what the diagnosis is -- broken ribs or just bruised -- but MGK toughed it out, and finished the show. He was still in pain though, and gladly accepted (*cough cough*) herbal remedies from a fan. (TMZ)

Kenny G gave some travelers the show of a lifetime -- playing his soprano sax at 30,000 feet -- and it was all for charity. The legendary musician was on a Tampa to L.A. flight Saturday when one of the attendants announced they were raising money for Relay For Life. Kenny was all for it, agreeing that if everyone on the plane could raise $2k, he'd go up and down the aisle and play. Sure enough, the goal was hit, and Kenny did his thing. If you're wondering, it was a Delta flight. Your move, United and American Airlines. (TMZ)

Kendrick Lamar apparently didn't return the love to President Obama, because he told us the former Prez didn't get an advanced copy of his album like LeBron James did. Kendrick was leaving Mastro's in Bev Hills Friday night when our photog brought up Obama, who previously praised Kendrick for having the best album of 2015. The rapper famously sent an early copy of his new album, "DAMN" to LeBron ... but turns out Obama's mailbox was empty. As for rumors of a companion album ... he answers that, too. Kendrick closes out Coachella Sunday night. (TMZ)

Janet Jackson left her fans high and dry and they're pissed about not getting concert refunds ... and one of 'em is filing a class action lawsuit to get the money. Tiana Adams filed the suit blasting Live Nation for the fact Janet's fans haven't seen a dime ... even though she's postponed the Unbreakable World Tour at least 3 times. In docs, Adams says Live Nation's trying to get away without issuing refunds by repeatedly treating the tour as "rescheduled" and not "cancelled." Janet's yet to pin down a date she'll get back on the road, except to say it will be sometime in 2017. As we reported ... Janet announced back in April 2016 she was putting her tour on hold -- on doctor's orders -- to make a baby. Fans are fed up and just want their money back. We reached out to Live Nation, so far no word back. Janet is not being sued. How could they? Look at that kid! (TMZ)

Zayn Malik Throws the Ultimate House Party in "Still Got Time" Music Video With PARTYNEXTDOOR. Zayn Malik throws the house party to end all house parties in "Still Got Time." The first single from the 24-year-old singer's second studio album, due out this summer, features PARTYNEXTDOOR. The video was filmed at Malik's home in London in early April. Calmatic, who's worked with Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak, directed Malk's video. "I was asleep in L.A. when I got a call from Luti Media and Zayn's management at 7 a.m. They told me to hop on the next flight to London. It was my first time in London so I didn't know what to expect. When I got there we met at his crib and he said he wanted to throw the wildest house party imaginable," Calmatic said. "So, we invited everyone we knew and let the cameras roll." "The rest," the director added, "is history." "Still Got Time" has it all: booze, drugs, a tattoo artist, naked women, exotic animals -- you name it. In conjunction with the music video's premiere, five remixes were also released Friday. Malik released his current single last month. In 2016, the former One Direction member released his debut solo album, Mind of Mine, featuring "PILLOWTALK," "BeFoUr," "iT's YoU," "LIKE I WOULD," "Wrong" and other hit songs. Since he dropping the No. 1 album, Malik has published a book and is currently developing a boy band drama series with Law & Order's Dick Wolf. Malik has also made number of of guest appearances in recent months, releasing songs with MIA ("Freedun"), Snakehips ("Cruel") and Taylor Swift ("I Don't Wanna Live Forever"). (Eonline)

Meet 'Sons of the Wind,' Rappers From Portugal's Azores. Red Bull documentary reveals hip-hop scene in the North Atlantic archipelago. A new documentary produced by Redbull Portugal sheds light on a hip-hop movement shaped by the omnipresent forces of nature, the struggles of a centuries-old maritime culture and the impact of emigration. "Like it or not what people do is always influenced by the place that they're from," says the rapper Fugitivo in the 20-minute film A-Z Rap: Filhos do Vento (Sons of the Wind), directed by Diogo Lima. "We're far away from everything and that may cause a certain melancholy sometimes, or a certain frustration very common in small places. The only difference is that this is a small place from which we can't escape. There's water all around... at the same time we get that energy. That stamina." For centuries, the Azores Islands have been a crossroads for travel between Europe and the Americas. A stopping point for 15th-century explorers and subsequently traders and military campaigns; home to a whale-hunting industry until its prohibition in the 1980s. Agriculture and fishing remain the island's economic strengths, although the survival of the Azorean fishermen, who fish using traditional pole and line methods, catching tuna one at a time, is threatened by international commercial boats with less sustainable practices. Lately, the islands' incredible volcanic and marine landscapes, along with an increase in international flights to reach them, have brought a boom in tourism. "We are but a land of happy cows, cheese, milk etc.," the artist Swift Trigga comments sardonically in the film. "But there's more than just tourism. There's art." As explained in the documentary, some young Azoreans first heard rap on American radio, and through contact with Americans at the Lajes air force base on Terceira Island in the 1990s. But North American music, and English are hardly foreign to Azorean rappers, many of whom have family in the United States and Canada; some have lived abroad and returned. Sandro G, known as the godfather of Azorean rap, and an artist whose songs and social messages crossed generational boundaries, currently lives in the U.S. "I've been to the States of course," says the artist Swift Trigga. "...I'd rather live here. Maybe it's the calmness of the sea... the way it is here, the customs, the sound I like to hear. Even before hearing hip-hop. It's different here. It has a different way, and that's maybe why our hip-hop is different from the mainland." Azorean hip-hop speaks of the hard life of the rappers' families, but also of their own struggles with drugs and violence on islands where trafficking and violence it breeds arrived in the 1970s. Fred Cabral, a leader of today's Azorean rap scene, describes himself as "a rebel teenager" who got involved with drugs and selling. He credits rap with saving his life. "Azoreans are travelers who could never completely settle," says António Pedro Lopes, co-director of the Tremor Festival, which took place earlier this month on Sao Miguel Island. "Because of their isolation they have to struggle to earn their living, right? To build up their life. "We're between continents," he adds in a moving moment of the doc, which captures the sublime beauty of the islands and its culture along with the young rappers's stories. "We're Portuguese, and we welcome change We're the sons of the wind, yes. but we're also sons of America and sons of Europe. We're the sons of the discoveries and the sons of work. We're the sons of the sea." (Billboard)

Bruno Mars Shares 'That's What I Like' Remixes Featuring Gucci Mane, PARTYNEXTDOOR & More. Get that strawberry champagne on ice, Bruno has dropped new remixes of his slow groove hit "That's What I Like." The 24K Magic tune gets the remix treatment with new versions by Gucci Mane, PARTYNEXTDOOR and BLVK JVCK...just in time for the weekend. The R&B superstar teased and delivered his party tunes at midnight. The second hit single from 24K Magic, "That's What I Like" hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has already been the subject of a handful of remixes and alternative takes. (Billboard)

Zayn Malik & PARTYNEXTDOOR Throw NSFW Party in 'Still Got Time' Video. Why weren't we invited? From the looks of it, Zayn Malik threw a hell of a party for the "Still Got Time" video. The NSFW clip for his tropical house collabo with PARTYNEXTDOOR is basically what every fan thinks their favorite pop star is up to when they have a few friends over to chill: drinking, smoking, topless dancing, lots of passed out friends, lingerie-clad pole dancing, making out, more smoking (it dropped on 4/20, after all), same-sex make-outs, indoor skating, home tats and haircuts, teepee hangs, levitation and lots of French inhaling. For real, someone floats on air, because it's that kind of party. Plus, a morning after hangover smoke with a monkey and a crocodile, of course. Seriously, why weren't we invited? (Warning: contains brief nudity and copious pot smoking.) (Billboard)

Movies

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum Majorly Hint at Onstage Reunion for Magic Mike Live Las Vegas Show. Grab your dollar bills, Magic Mike Live! Las Vegas is finally here! Hollywood's sexiest couple, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, stepped up to the red carpet Friday night for the premiere of the stage show, which is needless to say based on the Magic Mike franchise, and showed us they still know how to tease... When E! News caught up with the dancing duo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sin City, Jenna couldn't stop talking about how "proud" she was of her hunky hubby. But that's not all -- both of them more than hinted us about the possibility of once again hitting the dance floor together in the stage show. The actors, who met while filming their sleeper hit Step Up, said that they were more than open to the possibility of reuniting in the show, which was conceived by Channing, as well as co-directed by the 22 Jump Street actor and the film franchise's choreographer Alison Faulk. When asked about performing together in the show that's billed as an "acrobatic strip tease spectacular," Jenna said, "We might work together in this show if I have my way one day. There's a part in this show that I really want to do. Hopefully someday some audience will get a nice surprise." But her husband of seven years did more than say "hopefully," he all but confirmed re-teaming with his former dance partner. "It's almost a probability. It's not even a chance it [won't]. It's just about when I can actually get a chance to get in shape to do it," said the one-time stripper. We know a whole lotta ladies who'd love the Gambit star to clear his schedule so he can flash his flesh ASAP! According to the show's website, "The show will recreate the mythical Club Domina as a cabaret nightclub space inside the Hard Rock Hotel." The venue has been redesigned to feature a 360-degree, theater-in-the-round experience that, "features 13 of the hottest and most talented men in the country performing in front of, behind, above and all around the audience." We can see why Jenna's jonesin' for a spin! (Eonline)

Elisabeth Moss talks awkward sex scenes in 'Handmaid's Tale.' Elisabeth Moss' new role in "The Handmaid's Tale" includes some incredibly awkward sex scenes with Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski. "Sex scenes are always f–king awkward," the 34-year-old actress told a group of reporters on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the Hulu show. "They're always the worst. This is actually not as awkward because you have clothes on." Based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, the show is set in a theocratic, totalitarian society battling infertility by assigning handmaids to bear children. Moss explained the filming was actually easier than usual because her character, a handmaid named Offred, is meant to feel uncomfortable during the "ceremony" -- the name of the sex ritual in the fictional world. "So normally when you do sex scenes, you have to pretend to like it," she said, "[In 'Handmaid's Tale'] all the embarrassment and awkwardness can totally be on your face, so it was fine." The show is set to premiere on Hulu on April 26. (PageSix)

Fast and Furious Spinoff Being Considered With Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham. Don't unbuckle your seat belts quite yet, moviegoers. Just a few days after The Fate of the Furious broke global box office records over opening weekend, a source confirms to E! News that Universal Pictures is looking into doing a spinoff. Charlize Theron, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham's characters would star in the movie. And according to Variety, series architect Chris Morgan would pen the script. It's important to note, however, that the three actors have not committed to anything just yet. Shortly after The Fate of the Furious was released, Charlize reacted to the franchise's huge success that led to $529 million in ticket sales globally in just one weekend. "I am so humbled to just have the smallest little part in all of this," she shared with E! News' Marc Malkin. "I thank you everybody at Universal and the Fast and Furious family." And when asked if she will return to the ninth installment of the franchise, Charlize expressed her enthusiasm at the possibility. "If they don't, I'm going to tell them you said I can," she joked to us. As for the rest of the cast, they're also more than grateful for the continued support from audience members who were first introduced to the franchise all the way back in 2001. "Biggest global box office opening of all time and the most fun, get the job done, s--t talkin' character I've ever played. THANK YOU," Dwayne shared with his followers on Instagram. "I've learned over the years that anytime success comes along I always pause and ask the critical questions. What's the next move? What's the best move? What's the smart move that gives the people what they want? Then my mind drifts to what size off road tires I should put on my next pick up truck. You know, the important stuff." "Grateful and thrilled you guys luv the movie! Now the internal dialogue and business strategy begins. #FateOfTheFurious #BiggestOpeningOfAllTime #HobbsTheBeast #StillNeedTheRightTiresForMyRaptor," he added. (Eonline)

We Betcha Didn't Know Miley Cyrus Was In Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Surprise, surprise! Miley Cyrus has a secret role in the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel it turns out. The former Disney darling is back to her roots as the voice of the character Mainframe, but it seems as though she went to extra lengths to keep the role under wraps. The news started to make its way online late Thursday after a press junket for the upcoming flick. In fact, one blogger tweeted the following, "Fun fact from the @JamesGunn @Keyfeige interview happening now! @MileyCyrus is the voice of Mainframe." To add to the Cyrus buzz, Drax's Dave Bautista seemingly confirmed the news during an interview with Huffington Post, saying, "I heard that she's uncredited and a voice somewhere." Well, now that cat's outta the bag! Earlier this week, James Gunn announced some other exciting news for the hit franchise: a third film is coming to theaters near you in the future. Gunn took to Facebook to explain what lead him to decide to do a third film: "There is a history in Hollywood of haphazard endings to trilogies, and I didn't want to become a part of that dishonorable tradition of pretending the third one doesn't exist," he wrote. "I couldn't do it for the money, and I couldn't do it because it was what other people wanted me to do. I needed to do it because it was what I needed to do. I have never made choices in my career based on anything other than passion and love for the stories and characters, and I didn't want to start now." (Eonline)

HUGE NEWS from Ice Cube Friday morning ... courtesy of his co-star and movie dad, John Witherspoon -- there's a new 'Friday' movie coming! John was on the radio in Orlando when he dropped the bombshell news, saying he'd just spoken to Cube, who told him the project got the greenlight from studio honchos. It's been 15 years since "Friday After Next" ... and a lot's changed since then. Cube's a bonafide power player in Hollywood now -- with the success of "Straight Outta Compton" -- which could mean bigger budget for the 'Friday' sequel. The big question: can he get Chris Tucker, aka Smokey, back this time? And you know this, mannn! (TMZ)

Cannes: Uma Thurman Named Un Certain Regard Jury President. The 'Kill Bill' star's fellow jury members on the festival's sidebar competition are yet to be announced. Uma Thurman is set head up this year's Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. The actress, who was a member of the main competition jury led by Robert De Niro, was announced Friday. The Un Certain Regard sidebar focuses on young filmmakers and runs separately from the main competition. Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will oversee the main competition jury, while Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu will preside over the student and short films jury. Italian-French actress Moncia Bellucci will serve as master of ceremonies at the opening and closing evenings. This year's Cannes Film Festival runs May 17 - 28. (Hollywood Reporter)

John Boyega Used to Get Stopped When Flying to L.A. "Every. Single. Time." "When you fly a lot and it happens three of four times there's an element of, 'Okay, I'm still not a terrorist'," the actor says of his pre-'Star Wars' days. Thanks to a galaxy far, far away, there can't be many out there who don't recognize the face of John Boyega. But this wasn't quite the case prior to the British actor's Star Wars days, something that, together with his Nigerian heritage, he says saw him stopped numerous times while traveling to the U.S. "I used to fly back and forth when I was hustling and auditioning for things in L.A.," he told London's Evening Standard newspaper. "I'd get cheap flights and stay there for two weeks or whatever. And every time I was getting these random checks. Every. Single. Time." While Boyega says he can't remember the airline in question, he says he was told that the problem actually lay with the authorities in the U.S. "They gave me a letter and it stopped. But before that it was consistent," he said. "I understand that [these things] are for our safety, but when you fly a lot and it happens three of four times there's an element of, 'Okay, I'm still not a terrorist'." Boyega isn't the first non-white British actor to discuss his treatment at airports. In an essay last year, fellow recent Star Wars recruit Riz Ahmed described how he's most often "typecast as a terrorist" at security checks. "Although my U.S. airport experience is smoother, I still get stopped before boarding a place at Heathrow every time I fly to the U.S.," he wrote. (Billboard)

TV

Susan Sarandon misses standing ovation at 'Feud' finale screening. "Joan Crawford trumped Bette Davis," said a spy at the screening of the season finale of "Feud" on Tuesday at Alice Tully Hall. Susan Sarandon -- who plays Davis on the FX show about the dueling showbiz legends -- missed a three-minute standing ovation following the screening in front of 1,000 fans because she left early to fly back to LA to shoot "Ray Donovan." That left Jessica Lange, who plays Crawford, to bask in the adulation with co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alfred Molina and show creator Ryan Murphy. (PageSix)

Scandal's War for the White House Just Claimed [Spoiler]'s Life and It Wasn't Pretty. Warning: The following contains major spoilers from the latest episode of Scandal. If you haven't watched yet, you may want to bookmark this page and return once you have. Proceed with caution. Have you caught your breath yet, Scandal fans? Because we're not sure we have. The wheels have really come off in Shonda Rhimes' horrifying alt-D.C. now that Cyrus (Jeff Perry) was released from prison and poised to take the presidency. However those shady Peus folks proved yet again that they'll stop at nothing to plant Mellie (Bellamy Young), their Trojan horse, in the White House. Of course, that meant bludgeoning Lizzie North (Portia De Rossi) in a most gruesome way in front of Mellie to prove she really didn't have any say in the matter. That's right -- Elizabeth North is dead and Mellie Grant is now, officially, Madame President. Hooray? Following the shocking episode, de Rossi issued the following statement: "I am incredibly grateful for my time here at Scandal! I will miss playing Elizabeth North but I've made the decision to focus on a business opportunity. Shonda, Betsy and the cast have been incredibly supportive of my decision. I will always love my Scandal family. I'll be watching!" Rhimes also released a statement regarding her decision to have Lizzie whacked. "I have been a fan of Portia's for years and it was an honor to have her join our Scandal family," she said. "Portia infused Liz North with a smart powerful vulnerable soul while also making the humor sing -- and that brought all of us in the writers room a lot of joy. If I could keep her forever, I would -- but kidnapping is illegal. Besides, I am incredibly impressed with the vision she has for her creative future. I wish her all the best." Are you sad to see de Rossi go? And do you have any hope for Liv (Kerry Washington) and the gang to stop the seemingly unstoppable Peus? Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Welcome Back, Mulder and Scully! The X-Files Are Officially Reopened at Fox. The truth is still out there, apparently! The X-Files is officially returning to Fox for a second time, and this time it's bigger The second chapter in the X-Files event series will consist of ten episodes, and it will air in the 2017/2018 TV season. Production is set to begin this summer. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will both return to star as Mulder and Scully, and creator Chris Carter will also return to executive produce. "Chris' creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can't wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files," said Fox president David Madden in a statement. The show first returned in early 2016, fourteen years after it ended its original nine season run. The six episode event series ended on quite the cliffhanger, with the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) had begun to end the world by causing worldwide sickness, and Mulder was near death. Scully was attempting to find a cure for the illness with her own alien DNA, but as she raced to save Mulder, a UFO arrived. At the time, Carter said he didn't want fans to give up, and that while no negotiations for a second chapter had taken place with Fox yet, "They said they're certainly up for more if we can figure out how to get it done." Lucky for all of us, they figured it out! The X-Files airs on Fox. (Eonline)

Gayle King's serious CBS colleagues had a lot to say about her recent yacht jaunt with former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama in Tahiti, and it wasn't positive. "The 'Capital J' journalists are pissed and raving mad that she was on a yacht with the Obamas over the weekend. The old-school people were talking about it. She shouldn't be doing that. She's an anchor of a news program that covers the White House. You're held to a different standard. It's one thing to be friendly. It's another thing to go vacationing on a yacht," a source told us of the backlash at CBS. King and the Obamas were on billionaire David Geffen's yacht in Tahiti with Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen and King's bestie Oprah Winfrey. King's "CBS This Morning' -- co-anchor Charlie Rose also wasn't happy about the jaunt. "Charlie wasn't pleased. I thought he and Gayle got along, but when things like this happen, it makes the show look bad," the source said. A spokesperson for CBS said, "There's no truth to any of that. We love Gayle

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