Friday, April 7, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Second child on the way for Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen. Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs are expecting. In her typical comedic fashion, the actress/author announced her pregnancy via Instagram on Wednesday with the caption, "This is how I told my son babies are made. #numbertwo #nosefrida @fridababy#teetsreincarnated." Teets was Mollen's beloved dog who died in 2016. Mollen has always embraced being out-there, so naturally, she used Fridababy's "snotsucker" to make the announcement. Mollen, 37, and Biggs, 38, already have a 3-year-old son together named Sid. (PageSix)

Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac Reunite Amid Divorce. Have Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac found peace? The exes, both dressed in black, posed for a photo together during the Singular Object Art Opening cocktail reception at 53W53 Gallery in New York City Wednesday. It's unknown whether Scarlett, 32, and Romain, 35, arrived as friends or if it was just a coincidental run-in. Scarlett filed for divorce in March after quietly separating last summer. The former couple has a 2-year-old daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac, and they had an informal week-on/week-off custody arrangement. But, when Scarlett filed for divorce, she petitioned for sole custody. "As a devoted mother and private person and with complete awareness that my daughter will one day be old enough to read the news about herself, I would only like to say that I will never, ever be commenting on the dissolution of my marriage," the Rough Night star told E! News in a statement. "Out of respect for my desires as a parent and out of respect for all working moms, it is with kindness that I ask other parties involved and the media to do the same. Thank you." In response, Romain issued his own statement. "It is indeed unfortunate, especially for our daughter, that Scarlett filed in court and made our personal differences so public," he told E! News. "I would implore her to withdraw her action promptly and go back, as uncomfortable as it might be, to the negotiating table. We are the parents of a lovely daughter whom we will continue to co-parent for many years and share her joys and sorrows as only a parent can." Romain's attorney, Hal Mayerson, said they were in the midst of private negotiations when Scarlett filed divorce papers. Hal argued that Romain "is the primary custodial parent," as the actress' filming schedule takes her all over the world. "He wants her to be involved with her daughter, desperately, but you can't have schedules switching all the time," Hal said. "How do you explain that to a child? She's allowed to have her career, and there will be a certain degree of flexibility -- but not to suit her schedule or Mr. Dauriac's. It will be one that suits the child." Hal seemed confident Romain would win the custody battle. "If the court decides it's in the best interest of the child to be flying on a plane or changing their schedule all the time then I'm going to find a new business," he told E! News. "It's not fair to the kids or to the other parent." Weeks after the public back-and-forth, as Scarlett was promoting Ghost in the Shell, she assured E! News Rose is her priority. "You have to leave all that work stuff behind and be able to present with your kid," she said. "I am very thankful that's my reality at the end of the day." (Eonline)

Brad Pitt Is All Smiles During Surprise Appearance at Lost City of Z Premiere. Brad Pitt returned to the red carpet Wednesday to the delight of many fans. The actor, 53, surprised everyone by showing up at The Lost City of Z premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood. Pitt, who appears noticeably thinner, served as a producer on the film, which was made through his company Plan B Entertainment. Also walking the carpet were the film's stars Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson. Although Pitt has been spotted at a few public events in recent months, he hasn't hit an official red carpet since his premiere for Allied last November. The Marion Cotillard-starring movie's premiere was his first public appearance since he and Angelina Jolie announced their divorce. He continued his Allied press tour, proving his a man of his word who keeps his commitments, and posed for selfies with fans. Despite another surprise appearance at the 2017 Golden Globes, Pitt has been keeping a low profile while he and Jolie figure out custody of their six children. E! News previously reported that the former reached a temporary agreement that stated Pitt could have "therapeutic visitation" with his kids while he continued to attend weekly individual therapy sessions. Part of Pitt's low profile also could be attributed to his secret trips to Cambodia while Jolie and her kids temporarily relocated there for the actress-director's new film First They Killed My Father. A source confirmed to E! News that Pitt was in Cambodia "most of the time except when it conflicted with his own shoot schedule." A second source added, "All through production and filming, and on her most recent press trip, Brad came to Cambodia in secret to spend time with the kids. They were with Angelina for probably 75 percent of the time when Brad was in the country and they'd go back and forth between her and Brad." Even though Pitt and Jolie are going through a tumultuous time, both always have smiles on their faces. (Eonline)

Iggy Azalea Says She Lost 15 Lbs. in One Week From Twerking. Did Iggy Azalea just start the next Hollywood weight loss fad? The female emcee claims she lost a whopping 15 lbs. in one week from twerking so much in her new music video for "Mo Bounce." Azalea, 26, joined New Zealand radio station Nova 96.9 and told hosts Fitzy and Wippa that she had to do quite a bit of rehearsals ahead of filming the music video, which caused her to shed the weight. "It's a lot -- I went on a meal plan before the video because I knew I would have to be dancing fairly skimply dressed," she explained. "I did a lot of rehearsals actually, and man I lost 15 pounds in a week dancing to that song!" Though she admits dancing has to "come naturally," she wasn't afraid to confess that she had some help perfecting her twerking skills. "I did take classes. I do have someone who is very, very good at twerking, and she helped me. I never realized how flexible you have to be to do that stuff." In fact, she revealed, "My teacher was like 'I really suggest you take yoga' and I didn't know you had to take yoga to be a twerker but apparently you do." Meanwhile, "Mo Bounce" came out in late March and was followed by the music video shortly thereafter. The twerk-heavy song is the second single off Azalea's upcoming album, which she was supposed to release last year but postponed it due to some personal changes in her life. (Eonline)

Lena Dunham has undergone surgery to treat her endometriosis meaning that she's "disease-free" for now. The actress revealed the news to her fans in her Lenny newsletter this week. Dunham, who has spoken openly about the condition for years, detailed a recent incident where she experienced a "knees-buckling, back-aching, [and] dry-heaving-at-the idea-of-breakfast" level of pain. Despite trying multiple natural pain-relief methods - such as exercise and diet changes - nothing was making a significant difference so she sought help from the hospital and was scheduled for surgery. "When I emerged, cotton-mouthed, [the doctor] told me something I hadn't expected to hear, maybe ever: there was no endometriosis left," she wrote. "I was disease-free." Unfortunately though, it could be for a limited time - endometriosis can return. Despite this, the actress seemed nothing but positive, "For now," Dunham continued, "once my sutures have been removed and my bruises have changed from blue to yellow to green to gone, I will be healthy. All that will remain is my long-term relationship with pain, and it's time to get real about that." Endometriosis is the presence of uterus tissue in other parts of the body and it affects around one in 10 women. Here's what you need to know. (British Glamour)

What a Pinhead! Shia LaBeouf Flies Into a Rage at Pinz Bowling Alley. Where Shia LaBeouf goes, trouble follows. According to TMZ, the 30-year-old movie star was kicked out of a bowling alley Wednesday night after yelling at a staffer, calling him a "f--king racist." LaBeouf was at Pinz in Studio City for three hours, where an eyewitness claims he was "pounding back beers." TMZ also reports the actor "got rowdy and started getting into a verbal altercation when the staff told him to leave." Pinz declined to comment when contacted by E! News Thursday. A fellow bowler recorded a video of LaBeouf yelling at the staff member over French fries. "You f--king racist bitch. Don't talk to me!" he screamed. "You f--ked up!" Another video showed LaBeouf standing behind the bar, arguing with the same employee. "I'm asking you about French fries," the actor yelled, "and you want to hit me in the head with a Grey Goose bottle?" E! News has reached out to LaBeouf's rep for comment. TMZ obtained additional footage of LaBeouf screaming profanities on his way out the door. Upon realizing he was still wearing his bowling shoes, he returned -- only to literally run away. LaBeouf -- who's been arrested multiple times -- has not addressed the incident via social media. The actor's latest film, Man Down, made headlines earlier that day for selling just one ticket during its opening weekend in the U.K. The drama thriller -- which only played in one theater in the country, in addition to its digital release -- has since sold an additional two tickets in the U.K. (Eonline)

A big-time screenwriter is suing a woman he met on Tinder, claiming she was using an episode of "Entourage" as a template to ruin his life. Derek Connolly, whose credits include the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode IX," as well as "Jurassic World" and "Kong: Skull Island," met a woman named Ada Hui last May on the dating app. They dated until late last month, and the breakup was super bad. He says she exploded in a fit of rage, posting their text messages on Instagram and threatening to damage his career. Connolly says Hui even insinuated he was in harm's way. Then it got really ugly. Connolly says she told him to drop off her stuff by a certain time, or else it would be "Entourage S7 E7", a reference to Season 7 Episode 7 titled "Tequila and Coke," in which Ari Gold was blackmailed. He says she threatened to "gut" his identity and self-worth. He says she cautioned, "You won't see it coming" before it hits him "like a ton of bricks." Connolly is suing for stalking and invasion of privacy. He also wants the judge to order her to stop. (TMZ)

Morocco Omari, an actor on "Empire" who plays Lucious' half-brother, has been arrested for allegedly brutalizing a woman ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, a 24-year-old woman called 911 in Chicago Wednesday, claiming she and Omari were arguing when he pushed her to the ground several times. She said she suffered scratches to her neck and chest. Cops arrived on scene at around 2:30 PM, apparently observed the injuries and arrested the actor. Omari, who plays an FBI agent on the show, was booked for misdemeanor domestic battery. (TMZ)

Paul O'Neill -- founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- has died after a private battle with a chronic illness, the band confirms. He was 61. Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Paul was found dead in a Tampa hotel room. There are no signs of foul play, but police don't know yet how long he was deceased before they responded to a 911 call. We're told the Medical Examiner has his body now. Paul's band says, "The entire Trans-Siberian Orchestra family, past and present, is heartbroken to share the devastating news that Paul O'Neill has passed away from chronic illness," a statement said on the band's official Facebook page. "He was our friend and our leader -- a truly creative spirit and an altruistic soul. This is a profound and indescribable loss for us all." O'Neill created the band back in 1996 and hit it big with its metal-infused take on classic Christmas songs. The band has sold more than 12 MILLION albums. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Adam DeVine to Host 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Adam DeVine is about to take center stage to host the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The Workaholics actor will be hosting the gig for the first time and we can already bet it's going to be a night filled with memorable moments and spontaneous fun. This year's award show will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. and is already making headlines with its history making announcement. For the first time ever, the show will be celebrating the biggest and best hits on both the small screen and big. The newly revamped show will also include the network hosting its first-ever Movie and Television Festival for several hours leading up to the big ceremony. "I'm so excited to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards," said DeVine. "I have dreamed about it since I was a teenager. It was usually a dry dream, but I would be remiss if I didn't admit that sometimes it was wet." So let's get this straight, instead of an award show filled with celebs, fans around the world can tune in and get a full day's worth of star power? That definitely sounds like an upgrade. Last year's co-hosts, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart certainly were a hit with viewers (and really, who can deny their bromance?), so DeVine definitely has big shoes to fill. Here's to a memorable year at the first MTV Movie & TV Awards lead by the Pitch Perfect comedian! (Eonline)

Kaia Gerber Is the New Face of Daisy Marc Jacobs Fragrance. Kaia Gerber's resume puts our teenage accomplishments to shame. In addition to editorials in Vogue, Interview and Love magazines, Alexander Wang and Miu Miu campaigns and a gig with Marc Jacobs Beauty, the 15-year-old model was just announced as the new face of Daisy Marc Jacobs fragrances. To celebrate the fragrance's 10-year anniversary, the brand wanted to evoke the same essence in the campaign as the soft, floral but simple notes in the perfume (think: wild berries and violets, a jasmine infusion and sandalwood). "I think the new Daisy campaign is just super playful and young and light-spirited, which is exactly how I am in my everyday life," said Cindy Crawford's daughter in a behind-the-scenes video, which exclusively premiered on E! News. In her first fragrance campaign, shot by renowned photographer Alasdair McLellan, Kaia and two fellow models bask in the sunshine, wind ever-so-slightly blowing through their hair. The trio is clad in lacy, white dresses while lounging around like most teenagers often do on beautiful, idyllic days (well, minus the ring-around-the-rosy hand-holding). The best part of the campaign, however, is that the models actually look their age. Kaia's natural beauty is emphasized, with strong brows (a gift from Mama Crawford), dewy skin, iridescent cheeks and soft-pink lips. "I think the beauty look for this campaign is super natural, minimalistic, just like regular young girls having fun," she described. Oh, to be young and wrinkle-free carefree. The limited-edition Daisy Marc Jacobs bottle will be available at Macy's this month, in conjunction with the global campaign. (Eonline)

How the Stars of Full House, Step by Step and 7th Heaven Are Shedding Their '90s TV Stereotypes. It's 8:00 on any Friday night between 1992 and 1998, which can only mean one thing: Everyone in America is glued to their television. The TGIF lineup was the stuff of legends for a certain generation, and an exorbitantly impressive marketing feat for the networks. For almost a decade, an entire population was kept inside on Friday evenings, eating microwave popcorn and watching seemingly average families have seemingly average life milestones. But that was the '90s. There's a reason that now, almost 20 years later, phrases like Full House and Step by Step and 7th Heaven are still relevant. Sure, it's partly because we can't let go of the past (it's something we're all working on), but it's also a testament to the soothing power of family sitcoms. Listening to the sage words of Danny Tanner is akin to curling up in a fleece blanket and drinking hot tea. But, what happens to the pop culture of a nation that just can't get out of the past? And, more importantly, what happens to the actresses whose very identities are woven into that pop culture? That's what Jodie Sweetin, Beverley Mitchell and Christine Lakin are trying to work out. America knows these women better by their former television personas: Stephanie Tanner, Lucy Camden and Al Lambert. For the better part of a decade they were our female role models. We grew up with them, watching them go from feisty children to angst-y teens. While the characters lived in wholly different onscreen universes, they all represent the same zeitgeist of that era -- they were girls with multi-faceted personalities, who gave us more to worship onscreen than their often one-dimensional TV siblings. Tropes were an unfortunate side effect of '90s programming, but viewers were able to see themselves in these girls. No offense to the Michelle Tanners of pop culture, but it's refreshing to look back and feel like, even years later, female characters were treated as something more than vapid. So, it only makes sense that in 2017 these three actresses are finding themselves navigating the nostalgia landscape together. As of Apr. 12, they're back on television, together. Lakin, Sweetin and Mitchell will be starring in Hollywood Darlings, a Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque fake-reality reality show that follows exaggerated versions of their real personalities. It turns out that while the rest of us were reveling in reruns, the actresses were keeping up their tightly-knit child star bond. "This project came about because we were all friends and grew up in the business," Sweetin explained to E! News. "We wanted to show a different side of ourselves. This is a much more adult-humored, fun, different style of comedy." Hollywood Darlings is about as self-aware as it gets, and if the plot could be summed up easily it would be, what do three child stars do with their time now that they're not child stars anymore? As much of a novelty as it is for viewers to see Stephanie, Lucy and Al on a television show that isn't a crossover episode from their childhood dreams, it very much mimics their lives today. As Lakin explained, they teamed up to be able to finally get ahead of their narrative. "We're all three executive producers on the show, and we have an idea of how we wanted to portray these heightened versions of ourselves," she said. "We were able to take this project into our own hands, and to me it's kind of the most satisfying way to take control of your career." This show is clearly a reflection of, and reaction to, our current reboot culture. One scroll through your DVR, or the home page of Netflix, will reveal that truly everything old is new again. So the first question to ask is, why does this culture even exist? Why are there so many reboots that three former child stars felt compelled to create an entire facetious show around said reboots? One easy assumption is that television networks have than the idea that if something works, keep doing it, to heart. But, these stars have a more nuanced theory. "I think a big piece of it [reboot culture] is that a lot of people that are creating television now are the people that are our age, have kids, and watched these shows growing up," Sweetin said. "I think that has a huge appeal. Once you have kids, you sort of get that sense of wanting your own childhood back or to recreate the things that were special to you." Mitchell echoes this sentiment, and takes it one step further, venturing to say that we should all be embracing this desire to recreate our very childhood entertainment memories. In short, it's the mark of a true fandom. "We had iconic characters and everybody really connected to them growing up," she told E! "You can't get away from that. And it's not necessarily that we want to." Watching '90s reruns or reboots may be like a security blanket for the fans, but for the stars, revisiting those TV shows is almost a form of therapy. It lets them reconcile that part of their lives, accept that those characters and typecasting will follow them everywhere and, most importantly, learn how to use that to their advantage. "We've all been in the business for a very long time, but there's also something about claiming your identity," said Lakin. "Especially when you've been a child star. People see you a certain way and that's all they ever see you as, and yet we've done a lot of different things in our careers." Adds Sweetin, "I think it's really acknowledging that elephant in the room, like, yeah, we all know who we were and the shows we did." The secret to surviving a starring role on a '90s TV show, the actresses insist, is embracing your past and realizing that it got you to where you are today. So, did it work for the Hollywood Darlings? In a word: Yes. "I walked away from the business for a little bit and now I get to come back and do it again, and do it successfully," Sweetin gushed. "I'm so grateful for that. You get a sense of gratitude for this career as an adult that you don't really get as a child." But, don't expect this new series to fully take the emotional place of Full House, Step by Step and 7th Heaven. This is some very non-G-rated material. Think of it like the first time you saw Bob Saget's stand-up comedy routine and realized that he isn't Danny Tanner. "We keep telling people, this is not like family television," warns Sweetin. "Go watch old episodes of our shows if you want that. If you want really funny adult comedy than this is the show. This is who we are as adults -- there's this whole other side of us that people don't really know." Consider yourselves warned. (Eonline)

Kelly Osbourne's life has been far from average, and she'll be revealing all in her upcoming memoir, There's No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass B*tch, out later this month. The daughter of TV personality Sharon and rockstar Ozzy is going public with the truth behind her drug addictions and secret battle with Lyme disease. Diagnosed in 2004, the 32-year-old Project Runway judge says she contracted the tick-borne virus from a reindeer in the garden of her England home. After being repeatedly misdiagnosed, she spent $40,000 on two weeks at alternative medicine practitioner Philip Battiade's German clinic. "I'd first met [Philip] when he treated my brother for MS," Kelly wrote. "I was relieved to finally know what was going on, but I was also scared sh*tless...I started stem cell therapy. Rather than trying to kill off the disease with antibiotics, this treatment worked to strengthen my immune system so my body could fight off and get rid of the disease on its own, which is a much more complete and lasting cure." She admitted she's kept quiet about the disease until now because it's been so high profile recently, and she's tired of seeing "sad celebrities play the victim on the cover of weekly mags", possibly referring to the Hadids. "I've kept quiet about my Lyme disease, not only for fear of pharmaceutical companies coming after me because of the cure I found in Germany, but also because it seems like the trendy disease to have right now," she wrote. "Since I know firsthand how awfully debilitating it is, I know who really has it and who is just trying to prolong their 15 minutes." Hmmm. "I don't understand how anyone could think that the life you have to live with Lyme disease is glamorous. I've learned to advocate for myself when it comes to my health, and I trust my intuition. If I think something is wrong, I refuse to let anyone dismiss it. And sadly, I stay the f*ck away from reindeer." There's some advice to live by... (British Glamour)

Debbie Reynolds spent decades saving, preserving and -- after repeated attempts to memorialize them in a museum failed -- auctioning her incredible collection of old Hollywood memorabilia. Now, her son Todd Fisher is picking up the mantle after her death. On Wednesday, Fisher teamed up with TCM for a private preview of select costumes from Reynolds' iconic films. The exhibit goes on display to festival pass-holders during the TCM Classic Film Festival, running April 6-9. The preview includes some of what remains of the actress's unparalleled private collection. The Singin' in the Rain star's passion for preserving Hollywood memorabilia goes back to the '60s, when she was one of the top-grossing stars in town. "My mother met Mary Pickford and Harold Lloyd early in the '60s, and there was talk of a museum back then," Fisher tells PEOPLE. "There were many attempts in the early years to actually put this together, and it never happened." At the time, the big studios still ruled the land, and costumes and set pieces were stored and recycled for use in new pictures. When the studios began shooting more on location and less on sets, there was no longer a need to stockpile and, much to Reynolds' chagrin, the costumes and set pieces were simply thrown away. "The great music scores when I was a boy, like Irving Berlin, I watched all those orchestrations be plowed by a bulldozer into the 405 landfill," Fisher remembers. "Imagine mounds of scores, handwritten scores by the greatest writers of all time. I'm watching all of this, and my mother is in tears." Preserving Hollywood history was not valued at the time, but Reynolds refused to stand by and watch the memories destroyed. "She was panicking to save ... So she started to say, 'I'm going to buy everything I can.' She borrowed money, she spent every penny she had on it, right up to the bitter end. She became obsessed with the idea that it needed to be preserved for future generations." Reynolds was so committed, Fisher says, "At one point, we had 3,000 costumes that represented every Academy Award-winning film that had ever been even nominated for Best Production Design or Costume Design since the beginning of the Academy, and beyond ... People have no clue how into this she was." She opened a Las Vegas museum to showcase the collection in the '90s, but it went bankrupt in 1997. After years of pleading with the Academy to join her in a new museum venture, Reynolds finally decided to auction the collection. "Now, it broke her heart to do that auction, but [the collection] was burying her. The money to preserve this stuff was staggering. We were spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year just to preserve it. Nobody's helping, nobody even gets it," Fisher explains. Reynolds, who had lost the bulk of her fortune to her ex-husbands, also benefitted financially from the auction. "She made over $22 million in one night," Fisher says. "I said, 'Well just dry your eyes with hundred dollar bills, because that's what you can do if you want to.' She still kept a few pieces here and there, even though that." Many of Reynolds' personal costumes remain, thanks in part to Fisher's insistence, as well as other valuable items, like the typewriter from Citizen Kane. Moving forward, Fisher hopes the typewriter and other pieces will be a part of a new museum effort. "It's not just a cool item, it's now a piece of our fabric of our history," he explains. "So what will happen to that? Maybe that should go to the Academy. Let's see what they do with themselves. I'm open to all of these discussions." While Fisher says Reynolds did not leave him with specific instructions for the estate, he believes his mom would be proud of his work so far. Asked if there were any directions in Reynolds' will, Fisher says, "No, because she knew that it was bred in me. At this point, if I don't get it, then you can't leave enough lists. I have a lot of lists. My mother is big on lists, so there's a lot of lists, but none of the lists say, 'Preserve my legacy.'" In fact, Fisher believes his mom, staunchly humble to the end, "would have been mad" about all the attention. "But she would have altered [her feelings] a little bit because of Carrie going," he explains, referencing the death of his sister Carrie Fisher, who died the day before Reynolds. "So I have a certain amount of latitude that I'm using right now based on my understanding of how she felt about Carrie, and what they would have done together." Had all the focus been on Reynolds alone, Fisher says, "I think she would have been annoyed, because I did have instructions -- not having to do with Carrie -- essentially saying, 'Oh, don't make any big thing of it. Just stick me over here in the hole, have me cremated, put me with grandma and grandpa over here at this place in the valley, and that's the end of it." But Fisher feels he would have been able to talk his mom out of those feelings regardless, especially if she could have seen the reaction from her fans. "I know that when she would have seen the response from her fans, she would have given me permission to do what I did, because I know she would have wanted them connected, and wanted them to have their moments with her, because she lived her life that way." In the end, Fisher says, "I'm doing what I think my mother would want, based on my genetics, based on my upbringing, based on my programming from her. And boy, don't get in my way." The next step, Fisher says, is "to build a little museum at Debbie Reynolds Studios temporarily, because I know that a museum is slow-coming. I will put that up first, and I will show them the way. Let's just see what happens." As for what's been left to Reynolds' granddaughter, and Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, Fisher says, "Lots of stuff. Billie has some of my mom's costumes. They're actually mine, but I'm going to share with her. My mother actually left her some of her Vegas stuff back with [designer] Bob Mackie." His dream is to see Billie live out one of Reynolds' old goals for her: "My mother would love to see Billie go into Vegas, because Carrie never did. It would be the greatest vindication of all time if Billie gets a nightclub act." He adds, "I think that would give her great joy, and she did specifically lay out the Bob Mackie [dresses] that will fit Billy. So that's going to be a funny day." (People)

Kevin Costner selling coastal slice of paradise for $60M. A-list actor Kevin Costner, who owns a nice chunk of Santa Barbara County coastline, is jettisoning a 10-acre site where he once considered building a home. The price for this slice of paradise? $60 million. The acreage is situated in the prestigious Padaro Lane enclave just minutes from the Santa Barbara airport and about 80 miles north of Los Angeles, according to the listing. It is one of six coastline lots Costner owns in the area, says Cathy Titus of Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe, Ojai, who is co-listing the property with Erik Wilde, also with Coldwell Banker. "The land is amazing," says Titus. "It's oceanside with its own access to the beach, and it's near a creek. He's got an amazing view." Titus says the 10.25-acre parcel is the largest of Costner's collection. It comes with a two-bedroom home built in the 1940s. The modest home can be razed and replaced with something a little more majestic. The actor was in the final stages of development on an estate of his own, but Titus says he decided it would take too much time away from parenting this three young children with his wife, Christine Baumgartner, a model and handbag designer. The parcel includes 500 feet of ocean frontage and beach access, and views of the Pacific, nearby islands and the Santa Barbara mountains. It's a short ride to luxury boutiques and restaurants in Montecito Village. Costner, 62, won two Academy Awards for directing and co-producing "Dances With Wolves" in 1991, in which he also starred. He recently had a memorable role in the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures," but he's best known for his run of success in the '90s in films such as "Bull Durham," "Field of Dreams," and "The Untouchables." (PageSix)

Erika Jayne Reveals It Costs $40,000 a Month to Be Her. She's got xxpen$ive taste! Erika Jayne opened up to InTouch about her pricey lifestyle and revealed her monthly expenses really add up. "It's a lot," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told the tabloid. "Maybe $40,000 a month on clothes, shoes, and accessories." Although her latest single, "XXpen$ive," pokes fun at her over-the-top purchases, Jayne made it clear she's really spending the big bucks. But she has her reasons. "But it's all for work. I'm on television, this is what I do for a living," the current Dancing With the Stars contestant explained. "It's part of the job." While appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the Bravolebrity also admitted to some of her priciest indulgences, including Botox and fillers. "Oh come on, yes!" she answered when host Andy Cohen asked her if she's ever gotten those nip/tucks. "Look at my face." "I try to get in four," Jayne admitted of how many sessions per week she tries to squeeze in her personal trainer. While she doesn't get regular massages, she did admit to receiving "really heavy ugly muscle treatments like every two weeks." She also has a full hair and makeup team every day she works, which is essentially every day of the week. "She's a rich bitch is the diagnosis," Cohen quipped after the singer admitted to "eating out" every night of the week instead of having a personal chef. Must be nice! Jayne also sat in E! News' hot seat when she took the E!Q in 42 and revealed her first-ever job, who she would be for a day if she could be anybody and her favorite way to work up a sweat (hint: it doesn't involve your typical beloved-by-Hollywood workouts!). (Eonline)

Madonna Shades Pepsi's Controversial Ad Featuring Kendall Jenner With Cheeky Shout Out to Coca-Cola. Madonna is #TeamCocaCola. In the aftermath of Pepsi pulling their controversial ad starring Kendall Jenner, the pop star took to Instagram on Wednesday with her own shady reaction to the debacle. Madonna shared a throwback snapshot of herself taking to the streets with what else? An ice-cold can of Coke in hand. She also shared a snippet of the commercial, which critics deemed overwhelmingly insensitive and offensive, captioning it, "When you wake up and realize that S--t just really doesn't make sense!" Madonna added, "Side Note: My Pepsi commercial was pulled 30 years ago because I was kissing a black saint! #ironic" The outspoken celeb, of course, is referring to her own Pepsi-related scandal in 1989. Madonna signed a $5 million endorsement deal with the soft drink giant, and while the ad itself wasn't taken to task, her music video for "Like a Prayer" (which debuted shortly after) sparked an onslaught of criticism from religious groups. The Vatican, which claimed the visual contained blasphemous imagery, called for a boycott of Pepsi products. In response, Pepsi yanked the ad from airwaves and pulled out from financially supporting Madonna's upcoming tour. Fast forward nearly three decades later, and Pepsi is once again backtracking on its projects. "Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding," the company said in a statement issued Wednesday. "Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position." (Eonline)

Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad fiasco had exactly the opposite effect you'd think on Wall Street ... while Kendall and the company were under attack, the stock went up, but the mea culpa was a disaster. Check out the movement Wednesday from opening bell. There was a small dip, but then the stock went in a vertical direction right up until 1:20 PM ET when the ad was yanked. From there it was all downhill. Now, even more counterintuitive news. You'd think Coke would benefit from the Pepsi scandal, but it actually did worse at the close. Coke closed down .26% and Pepsi closed down .12%. (TMZ)

When Maria Arias first met Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez years ago through family, she was not impressed. "It was definitely not love at first sight -- he was a center of attention type guy and I'm not that way," she jokingly recalls in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE. But after seeing his softer side when he made a heartfelt toast at a group dinner, the psychology student and the rising athlete became fast friends and eventually fell in love. "He expressed how much he valued this family, and how grateful he was to feel like a part of it," she says. "He expressed himself in a more serious way, and I began to see him differently." Fernandez emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in 2008 after three failed attempts, even serving time in a Cuban prison for treason. On his fourth and final attempt, he saved his mother Maritza from drowning after she had fallen overboard before successfully landing in Mexico in 2007. After attending school in Tampa, Fernandez was drafted to the Miami Marlins in 2011 and made his MLB debut in 2013 at 21 years old. He was named Rookie of the Year that same season. As the two became friends, they would stay up "talking until five in the morning" after family functions, she says. The couple soon fell in love, and last June, they found out they were expecting. "Honestly, I was scared, because it was a relationship that was so recent. I'm not ignorant to that, and I didn't want people to judge me," she says of the news. Yet Fernandez's love, devotion and conviction comforted her. "He knew who I was, and my intentions. He made me feel so good about the pregnancy, that I didn't care what I had to face. I never thought it would be to this magnitude, but I felt strong, I felt confident," she says. Sadly, Arias' happiness didn't last for long. On the morning of September 25th, Fernández died in a tragic boating accident when his high-speed 32-ft. power-boat struck a rocky jetty off Miami Beach, instantly killing the Cuban-American ballplayer and the two passengers on board -- Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias. (The jetty is a notorious threat to sea vessels. After the accident, Senator Marco Rubio-who paid tribute to Fernandez on the Senate floor-asked the Coast Guard to look into whether the location was a "chronic danger to boaters.") Arias was immediately caught up in funerals, memorials, an official investigation, and persistent media, all while dealing with her pregnancy. "It felt very robotic," she says of that time. "All I wanted to do was lock myself in our room and be alone." Then, after a six-month investigation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission concluded that Fernandez had been driving the boat at the time of the crash and had traces of cocaine in his system and a blood-alcohol level of .147, nearly twice the legal limit. The other two passengers also had alcohol and cocaine in their systems, according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office report. (Attorneys for the estate have disputed whether the evidence is enough to conclusively place Fernandez behind the wheel). It's hard to imagine that just weeks earlier, Fernandez and Arias had reveled in one of the happiest moments of their lives -- finding out they were having a baby girl. "He loved her from the moment she was conceived," Arias says of Fernandez, who also picked her name, Penelope, after a Spanish song. "Everyone knew how excited he was to be a dad, he made sure of it." Following the accident, Arias tried to focus on the impending birth of her daughter, and on February 24th, Penelope Jo Fernandez came into the world. "It was so emotional -- I had Maritza holding one leg and my mom holding the other. Everyone was crying," she recalls. Arias also found ways to include Fernandez in the birthing process, "I kept a piece of his clothing since he passed that I sleep with every night, and I took it with me. I had it around my neck the whole time. So, when they put her on top of me it was kind of like both of us being present," she says. Penelope, who has her father's light brown hair and her grandmother's blue eyes, has brought much joy to her family. "You have days that you look at her and you feel happiness and gratitude. And then there are other days where you feel afraid and you feel lonely and you feel the weight of his absence again." Arias says. "He makes such an impact in your life, that his absence just feels so heavy." Adds Maritza: "Penelope's birth will not relieve me from my reminiscing about my son. I think about him every second. He is always in my mind, very much alive. Penelope will be a reflection of what he means to us. To be able to see her grow will make every moment of his childhood come alive. To be able to tell her everything and all the stories about her daddy since he was born it will be a memorable experience I am looking forward to." Most importantly, Arias remains devoted to telling Penelope all about her father. "I will forever talk about him. I will never let his memory die. I will always keep him alive, no matter how much that hurts me. Because she deserves that from me; and from all of us. And so does he," she says. "He was a beautiful person, we who truly knew him talk about him that way and value him that way, and we'll continue to do that." (People)

Suge Knight's ex-wife says the bombshell theory she murdered Tupac Shakur is a lie that makes ZERO sense because he was the meal ticket for her husband's record label. Sharitha Golden tells TMZ she's heard the allegation for years -- that she plotted with Death Row Records staffer Reggie White Jr. to take out Suge that fateful night in Vegas ... and Tupac was killed in the crossfire. It's now widespread due to its inclusion in a new Tupac documentary. Sharitha says the hardest part is how it's affecting her children, one of whom is Suge's daughter. Suge's attorney tells us the info purported in the documentary is untrue. Sharitha's so angry about it, she says a lawsuit could be on the horizon. (TMZ)

Music

Did John Mayer Just Offer to Take Camila Cabello's Spot in Fifth Harmony? Why He Thinks The Girl Group Won't Win as a Quartet. John Mayer is a well-known Harmonizer, but he has doubts about the future of Fifth Harmony's success without Camila Cabello. The singer-songwriter shared an admittedly bizarre message via Instagram Live Tuesday night, using music theory to explain why hearing fifth harmonies is much more pleasant than hearing four. "So I like Fifth Harmony, but then Camila Cabello left the band and now it's just this," he said, using a piano to demonstrate what four versus five notes played in a harmony sounds like. Mayer then continued, "If you really wanted to add me, you'd get this," tacking on a sixth note, "and that's one too many notes. Point being: Hi, Camila." So is John willing to take Camila's place in the girl group? Or is he just really here for Cabello, who announced her departure from the fivesome last December. Regardless, this isn't the first time John has sounded off on the "Work From Home" singers. In fact, shortly after Camila quit the group, he tweeted, "Fifth Harmony is a talented group of young ladies." He also voiced his allegiance to one Lauren Jauregui, writing, "Lauren feels like the next star." Then the girls themselves got involved, and tweeted a photoshopped image of the four remaining members alongside John in a coordinating ensemble. Mayer declared himself the "No. 6," and the rest as they say, was history. Would you like to see Mayer team up with Fifth Harmony for a collab? (Eonline)

Britney Spears did it again ... her concert has delayed an election in Israel. The Israeli Labor Party has reportedly postponed its primary election from July 3 to July 4 since Brit's rolling into Tel Aviv the same day. In a statement, the election committee for the Labor Party did not name Britney specifically -- but did say "the election date was delayed by one day due to the fact that there is a major event at Yarkon Park on July 3." That's where Britney's concert is going down. Israeli journalist Tal Schneider broke the story ... the Labor Party apparently made the change so their party members could reach polling stations without all the foot traffic around ... and actually cast a vote. Seems those Britney concerts are toxic for elections. (TMZ)

Harry Styles talks new music and his friendship with Adele. He will debut his new single on Radio 1 Friday... It's been a long time coming, but Harry Styles will finally premiere his debut solo single on BBC Radio 1. He will also co-host the Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. While Zayn may have taken his crown as the most in demand ex-Directioner, we're still pretty damn excited. As well as the exclusive first play of his new single, Harry will also open up about his personal life. "I haven't dated in a long time really because I went away to do the movie then did the album. I have a couple of candles left still though," he told Nick. "I think I snore and also I quite like routine so I don't know if I'm incredibly spontaneous. Best trait I don't know, it's weird to pick your best, shall we go with the nipples thing?" He also spoke about his friendship with fellow Brit superstars Adele and Ed Sheeran. "I've spoken to [Adele] a little bit, she knows one of the guys that I wrote [my music] with a lot...I just like how she does stuff. I think she leads by example, she's the biggest, she's amazing, she's the best so she should be the biggest. The thing with her is she's a different thing, she's just good at it, I like how she does everything, it looks very nice. For my 21st she gave me one of her albums '21' and said, 'I did some pretty cool stuff when I was 21, good luck' and I was like geez." "[Ed] is one of the most talented dudes I know. I played him a few songs after the album was finished. I didn't see him for a bit because I was away. He didn't say that he didn't like any, but he did like one song that isn't on the album. So I did have a bit of a minute of like hmmm... " Last week, Harry teased us with the cover art for his new single on Instagram and revealed the track will be called 'A Sign of the Times'. This followed the promo advert which went out during the breaks of The Voice last weekend. Earlier this year, the One Direction star reportedly signed a solo record deal worth a whopping $80 million. His loyal fans have been on tenterhooks after Rob Stringer, the CEO of Sony Music, confirmed last month that Harry's solo album is "not far away" from its release. "We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he's here to stay," said Rob. "He's stepped up with the vision of someone who's authentic." Among his many talents, Harry also has serious songwriting skills. He co-wrote Ariana Grande's 2014 single 'Just a Little Bit of Your Heart', as well as the 1D tracks 'Perfect', 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go' and 'Stockholm Syndrome'. So the new single could well have been penned by the man himself. The 23-year-old singer has been busy lately, cutting his hair short, starring in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and now preparing to launch his solo career. The news of Harry's new song came as his fellow 1D bandmate Liam Payne announced he had become a father. What's more - both of them made the announcement on the two-year anniversary that Zayn left the band. The singer ignited rumors of a solo career after he dropped his One Direction management, Modest Management. Modest said in a statement to Billboard: "We wish Harry the very best. It has been a real pleasure working with him... Harry is a total gentleman, and we know our good friend Jeffrey Azoff will look after him." They added: "We look forward to sharing some great wine with them next time we are in L.A." (British Glamour)

Laura Jane Grace Talk to NPR's Terry Gross About North Carolina's HB2, Her Childhood & More. Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace recently sat down with Terry Gross on the latest episode of NPR's "Fresh Air." In the wake of her recent album Shape Shift With Me and new memoir Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, Grace spoke at length about the challenges of her transition, as well as an incident last year where she burned her birth certificate on stage in protest of North Carolina's HB2 bathroom laws, saying "Goodbye, gender." "All this focus over using a restroom is so ridiculous and so dehumanizing," she noted in the interview. "It's something that since I was a kid -- restrooms were always unsafe places, and the focus of that around someone's gender is just cruel." The two went on to discuss Grace's childhood in southern Florida, where she was once beat up by police at the age of 14, which led to take up leftist politics. "[The politics of it were] one of the very appealing things to me early on, especially stumbling onto like anarchist punk rock and activist punk rock and a scene that was really strongly feminist and antiracist and antihomophobic, antitransphobic, etc." (Billboard)

Billboard Latin Music Conference Announces 'Industry Keynote Masterclass' With Sony/ATV Executives. Sony/ATV Music Publishing executives Jorge Mejía and Danny Strick will take center stage at newly announced Industry Keynote Masterclass at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference. The discussion and Q&A will focus on the "new paradigm for songwriters, publishers and songs, from A&R to worldwide streaming." The Industry Keynote Masterclass joins other previously announced panels including Latin Trap panel with Farruko,Ozuna, among others, thc Iconic Singer/Songwriter Q&A with Residente and "Socializing Maluma" with the Colombian superstar himself. The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference will kick off April 24 with more panels and panelists set to be announced in the upcoming weeks leading up the conference. The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach. To register, visit BillboardLatinConference.com. (Billboard)

Hip-Pop Act Raja Debuts 'Could Be Us' Video. Indie hip-pop act Raja has been creating a buzz on the music scene since exploding with the club bangers "Make That Ass Bounce" and his Ron Browz ("Ether"/"Pop Champagne")-produced jaunt "Hangover." Now, the artist is changing lanes a little bit, heading in a more EDM/pop route with his latest single "Could Be Us." "Could Be Us" is produced by Mantra, the same instrumentalist who provided the beat for Future and Rihanna's "Selfish." Similar to "Selfish" in lyrical content, Raja and his featured hook supplier Breana Marin contemplate the next steps in their relationship, trying to envision what life would be like together. As Raja tells Billboard, the song advises listeners to "stop playing games with these relationships." Currently, Raja is touring North America, serving as an opener for the likes of Maino and PnB Rock. He plans to release a full-length album later this year titled Rebirth. (Billboard)

Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour Nears $200 Million in Earnings. The first box office counts have been reported from Justin Bieber's second year on the road with the Purpose World Tour. Revenue from the first 10 concerts of 2017 totals $40 million, bringing the tour's overall gross to just under $200 million since launching in March 2016. So far during the past year, more than 2.2 million tickets have been sold at 122 headlining performances worldwide. The trek launched on March 9, 2016, in Seattle. Its 2016 run of shows concluded Nov. 29. The tour picked back up in 2017 on Feb. 15 in Monterrey, Mexico. Although the Purpose Tour was booked primarily in arenas in North America and Europe during its first year on the road, the 2017 schedule began with stadium performances in Latin America and Oceania. The $40 million in revenue from this opening 10-show stretch earns the tour the top ranking on the latest recap of Hot Tours. The sold ticket count so far this year totals just over 466,000. The first two concerts were held at stadiums in two Mexican cities. The first show was on Feb. 15 at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer in the Monterrey market. Next was Mexico City's Foro Sol with shows on Feb. 18, 19 and 21, and with sales totaling $9.4 million, the highest-grossing engagement since the tour began a year ago. It is also the fifth highest concert gross ever reported at the venue based on Boxscore archives that stretch back to 1990. Only The Rolling Stones (2016), Madonna (2008 and 2012) and Coldplay (2016) have grossed more from multiple performance runs at the Mexico City stadium. In March the tour headed Down Under for a five-city sweep through Australia and New Zealand that drew 221,206 fans to sold-out concerts at Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland. With an attendance count of 65,836 and a gross of $6.2 million on March 15, Sydney's ANZ Stadium logged the top box office counts during the two-week run on the continent. Finally, the last date in this tally is the first concert on the singer's ongoing Latin American leg that continues through April 24. A sold out event on March 23 at the National Stadium of Chile in Santiago rounds out the tour's first 10 shows of the year. The Purpose World Tour began on March 9, 2016 in Seattle and played arenas in 82 cities in North America and Europe through November. At the end of 2016, Bieber ranked No. 5 on Billboard's list of the Top 25 Tours of the year. (Billboard)

Camila Cabello Is Writing Music About Her Family's Journey From Cuba: 'I Want to Make a Love Song for Immigrants'. Camila Cabello's journey from Cuba to America when she was 6-years-old is a key part of the singer's identity and she said it will be an important theme in her solo musical career. Cabello and her mother Sinuhe Estrabao spoke with Glamour recently about their lives as immigrants in the U.S. and how it led the singer from Havana to The X Factor. In the conversation, Cabello explains that she is in the process of writing music about their experience. "Right now I'm in the process of writing about our whole journey," she said. "I want to make a love song for immigrants. That word, immigrant, has such a negative connotation -- I can just imagine all the little girls who have dreams of coming here and feel unwanted. It inspires me in my music to do my best to give [them] the light that I have. I want to be what people think of when they think of America -- a person who, no matter what her first language was or what her religion is, can see her dreams come to life if she works hard enough." Discussing the actual voyage, the former Fifth Harmony member and her mother recall flying from Cuba to Mexico and traveling by bus to the American boarder with only a backpack of belongings. Slowly, they built a life in Miami and after a year and a half Cabello's father was able to join them. Though Cabello was introverted, she began showing an interest in singing and dancing and remembers practicing routines at the YMCA after school. After seeing a One Direction "tips on auditioning for The X Factor (USA)" video, she asked her mother if she could audition for the show. "She was so shy we didn't believe she would be able to do it. But I told my husband, 'She wants to go to an audition. Let's go,' said Estrabao. That was the first time Cabello ever sang in front of an audience and it launched her career. "I think the most important thing I've learned from my mom has been: You're human if you have fear, but you can't ever let it determine how hard you go at a situation," said Cabello. "If anything, it should make you go harder -- go for it all the way." (Billboard)

Movies

Courteney Cox will forever be known as Monica Geller, but the cast of Friends could have been very different. Back in the early 90s, the 52-year-old actress originally read for Jennifer Aniston's part Rachel Green, before choosing to take on the role of her best friend Monica. "For some reason, I thought I related more to Monica, which, maybe, it's because I do," Courteney told the Off Camera With Sam Jones podcast. "I'm very similar to her ... I'm not as clean as Monica, but I am neat. And I'm not as competitive, even though some people, my partner Johnny McDaid, would say I am." Of course, the show went on to become one of the biggest sitcoms of all time, and now it's hard to imagine anyone being more perfect to play each of the lead characters. Speaking of its success, Courteney added, "That was lightning in a bottle. To have those writers, those creators of the show and the team they put together and the actors. It just worked. I mean, the casting was perfect. It really was. I know during the pilot I could tell it just worked. People responded to it. It felt right. I mean everybody was just, we got along, it just was a great group of people that were put together that were there for the right reason." Aww. Bring back the E4 re-runs! (British Glamour)

Demian Bichir to Star in 'Conjuring' Spinoff 'The Nun. Bless me, Father! Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir will star in The Nun, the latest thriller from New Line's horror universe based on characters from James Wan's The Conjuring movies. Corin Hardy is directing the movie, which is based on the breakout demon nun character from The Conjuring 2. Plot details are being kept in the cloister, but Bichir will play a priest named Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun. Wan, who is prepping to shoot Warner Bros.' massive Aquaman movie, remains deeply involved with the project. He is producing, via his Atomic Monster production label, with Peter Safran and co-wrote the script with Gary Dauberman. The demonic nun was a character added late in the production of Conjuring 2 during reshoots that occurred just months before its release when Wan had an idea to reconceive a demon -- but her scenes' intensity took hold of audiences' fears as the movie scared up $320 million at the global box office on a budget of only $40 million. The Nun is the second title to spin off from the Conjuring universe, with Annabelle being the first. A sequel to the latter, Annabelle: Creation, is set to open Aug. 11. That movie could propel the franchise -- which has grossed over $897 million so far with just three low- to moderately budgeted films -- past a billion dollars. The Nun, meanwhile, has been blessed with a July 13, 2018, release. A shoot in Romania is set for this summer. Bichir's performance in the 2011 drama A Better Life earned him an Academy Award nomination as well as noms for an Independent Spirit Award and a SAG Award. The CAA-repped actor is a multiple nominee and winner of an Ariel Award, the Oscar of his native Mexico, and has Universal's Lowriders awaiting release. Bichir also will be seen in Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien: Covenant. (Hollywood Reporter)

British Film Institute Creates New Diversity Role. Jennifer Smith has been named head of diversity at the U.K. organization. The British Film Institute has created a new title of head of diversity, with Jennifer Smith appointed to the role. As head of diversity, Smith-who joins from a provider of social housing-will be responsible for overseeing diversity and inclusion across all BFI activities, including the organization's Diversity Standards, a series of checks in place to ensure funding that has since been adopted by Film4 and BAFTA. She will also help build and implement new partnerships and programs and work closely with the government and across the film and screen industries, in front of and behind the camera. "Lack of diversity and representation remain burning issues for the film and wider screen industries and I'm thrilled to be joining the BFI at a pivotal moment where we have a real opportunity to drive meaningful and lasting change," said Smith. Added BFI CEO Amanda Nevill: "Diversity and inclusion is such an important focus of the BFI's overall activity, and we needed someone very special to fill this new role. We are delighted to welcome Jen, who brings a wealth of experience and a track record of motivating change." (Hollywood Reporter)

Christian Bale in Talks to Play Dick Cheney for Director Adam McKay. Steve Carell and Amy Adams are also in talks to join the Cheney biopic. Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Amy Adams are in early talks to star in the untitled Dick Cheney biopic being prepped by Adam McKay. The Paramount project is McKay's follow-up to The Big Short, his Oscar-nominated movie about the economic and housing market collapse in the mid-2000s, and tackles the controversial figure who acted as vice president under President George W. Bush. Bale is in talks to portray Cheney, who was an ardent supporter of strong anti-terrorist actions and a key supporter of the Iraq War. Cheney also is the former CEO of the multinational corporation Halliburton. Carell is circling the role of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Adams would play Cheney's wife, Lynne Cheney. Both Bale and Carell starred in Big Short. McKay is producing with his Gary Sanchez Productions partners Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick. Plan B is also producing. Bale stars in The Promise, the Armenian genocide drama that opens later this month and is his first movie since Big Short. Carell is currently shooting the drama Beautiful Boy for Amazon Studios, while Adams is coming off of a busy 2016 in which she starred in Arrival and Nocturnal Animals and appeared in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. (Hollywood Reporter)

It looks like they're on the sunny side of shade. In a conversation with Entertainment Tonight, Anne Hathaway called Kim Kardashian -- who makes a cameo in a Met Gala scene in next year's Ocean's Eight -- "so sweet." "She's so sweet," Hathaway told ET on April 4 while doing press for her new film Colossal. "All the Kardashian girls are great. We didn't work together that much, but just totally sweet people." Kardashian's younger sister Kendall Jenner also makes an appearance in the film. It's a pivot from last May, when the Devil Wears Prada actress posted what she called "unintended shade" after she Instagrammed a meme of her Les Miserables and Alice Through the Looking Glass costar Helena Bonham Carter with the caption "In A World of Kardashians ... Be a Helena Bonham Carter." After realizing her slight against the famous family, Hathaway deleted the post and wrote, "It never occurred to me I was pitting anyone against each other. Not my style. Peace x." The moms (Hathaway has son Jonathan, 12 months, with husband Adam Shulman, and Kardashian has daughter North, 3, and son Saint, 16 months, with husband Kanye West) join a constellation of stars -- including Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock and Carter -- in the women-led outing of the Ocean's franchise. Ocean's Eight is due in theaters in June 2018. (US Weekly)

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Let GLOW Take You Back in Time to When Alison Brie Was a 1980s Professional Wrestler. Prepare to be transported to the wonderful and weird world of 1980s Los Angeles with Netflix's GLOW, Jenji Kohan's new series based on the short-lived women's professional wrestling circuit series Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). Big hair and 80s wrestling fashion? Where do we sign up. E! While GLOW is based on a real show, it tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (played by Community veteran Alison Brie), a struggling and out-of-work actress who embarks on one last chance at stardom in the world of women's wrestling. The glitter, the spandex -- it's all there. Nurse Jackie star Betty Gilpin also stars as Debbie Eagan, a former soap opera actress who left show business to have a baby, but she goes back to work when her world crumbles around her. Marco Maron plays GLOW honcho Sam Sylvia, a washed up director who is now tasked with leading the group of women on their journey to wrestling stardom. The cast also includes Veronica Mars star Chris Lowell, singer Kate Nash, Ellen Wong, Jackie Tohn, Sunita Mani and Kia Stevens. Nurse Jackie veterans Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch created the series and serve as showrunners as well as executive producers alongside fellow EPs Orange Is the New Black's Kohan and Tara Herrmann. All 10 episodes of GLOW season one debut on Friday, June 23 on Netflix. (Eonline)

We're Just Here to Let You Know That Survivor Is Really Fun This Season. We should have known that anything called Survivor: Game Changers was going to be a good time, but it's more fun than we even thought it would be. First the castaways were split into two tribes, then three, then back to two. Sometimes two tribes have to go to tribal council, and sometimes only one. And one by one, some of the biggest, most game-changey players are being picked off thanks to the genius manipulation of their tribe mates. And meanwhile, it seems that some of the castaways are slowly losing their minds, if they hadn't already lost them. Debbie, for instance, went a little nuts last week after she volunteered to do the balance beam part of a challenge, then failed spectacularly at it, and then got angry that she was forced to do the balance beam. And then, in the second challenge, she said she better not do the balance beam, but when the person who did do the balance beam didn't do a very good job, she wondered why she didn't do the balance beam. Later, she flashed her abs at us and declared that she never gets angry. OK, Debbie. Before Wednesday night's episode, we said "I can't wait to watch Debbie get out voted out." The joke was actually on us, because Jeff had the castaways drop their buffs once again and turned three tribes back into two. Everyone was either in Mana or Nuku again, except for Debbie, who faced exile. That meant she couldn't be voted out, but she thought she was headed off to be by herself in the jungle, cut off from that all important bonding time all tribes need before tribal councils. But that was OK, she said, because she used to just hang out by herself with a pony, even though she was pretty sure there would be no ponies on Exile Island. There were no ponies, but it did turn out that exile island was less of an island and more of a fancy yacht, complete with all the amenities and Survivor: Caramoan winner John Cochran, who was there to give Debbie any advice she may need, along with her choice of advantage. She picked the one that would give her an extra vote at tribal council, meaning one Debbie left the beach, one stronger, happier Debbie with the power of two Debbies is coming back. Meanwhile, Tai, who had already found an idol at his old camp, realized that the same clue also worked at his new camp, so now he's got two idols stuffed in his underwear. So you'd think he would behave a little more carefully, but when his new tribe (which also included Sandra, Jeff, Ozzy, Zeke, Sarah, and Andrea) lost immunity and ended up at tribal council, he didn't seem to grasp that Sandra was determined to send him home. But he did seem to understand that Jeff wanted to send Sandra home, maybe? Sandra decided to put on an act as if she had accepted she was going home, but Tai openly tried to change the vote to Ozzy, first by whispering it, and then just by saying it. Nothing made any sense, but we did think Tai had just made sure most of the votes would go in his direction, which would be fine for him, because he had two idols. That's why we nearly screamed when he didn't use an idol when Jeff asked, and then we screamed again when Sandra went home anyway, meaning the queen has been dethroned for the first time ever. We don't know what just happened or what's going on in general, but damn that was fun. Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

Ramona Singer says there's no way Jill Zarin is returning full-time to "The Real Housewives of New York City," even though she makes a guest appearance on the series this season. When asked by Jenny McCarthy if Bravo could be "testing the waters" for Zarin's permanent return, Singer was quick to quip, "It's just Jill calling up because she's desperate to be on the show again." Zarin recently noted on Twitter that she "just filmed for a few minutes!!" for Season 9, which premieres on Wednesday night. Zarin was one of the original cast members from 2008 to 2011. During the interview on McCarthy's SiriusXM show on Wednesday, the host pointed out that "the ["Housewives"] audience turned on" Zarin as they watched her dwindling friendship with Bethenny Frankel, who is still on the show. But it's not just a Zarin reappearance that Singer, 60, isn't keen on. "I don't want any of them back," the reality star said of former cast members. "I heard the other day that they were asking Kelly Bensimon back," chimed in fellow "Housewife" Dorinda Medley. Both Singer and Sonja Morgan quickly refuted the chatter. Page Six reported last week that Bensimon had been asked to return to the show but declined. (Page Six)

It's been a minute since Homeland fans have seen Claire Danes' character, Carrie, indulge in a little romance. Carrie has had a fair share of relationships on the Showtime series, with a mix of deceased and living ex-lovers. While the character has struggled with figuring out the balance of love and work for a majority of the show's six seasons, she's gone without a romantic interest for some time now. During a panel at a Homeland press event in Los Angeles on Monday, April 3, Danes opened up about why this helps make Carrie a game-changer in television. "I actually think there are a lot of romances at play with Carrie this season -- they're just not sexual," said the 37-year-old. She explained that just because Carrie's attachments aren't romantic at the moment, this doesn't mean they're not as profound: "With Quinn and Saul and with Frannie -- she has deep attachments, but very complex attachments to these primary characters." Danes, who has a son with husband Hugh Dancy, acknowledged the rarity of a female protagonist to go so long without a lover or sex on such a mainstream series -- and that's what she loves about it. "That's one of the great gifts of this world and this job is that she is so much bigger than her gender," said Danes. "She's defined by her ethics, her moral self, her political ambition, her bipolar condition. There's just so much at play." Carrie has been working on figuring out her best self after trials of the past, and Danes respects that. "She's been repentant for a couple seasons now, for all of her transgressions. ... She is very devoted to doing the right thing," said the actress. Not to say that a love interest won't pop up in the future, of course. "There's some confusion about what that right thing actually is, but she's doing her darnedest to put a heavy, heavy lid on it. It would be a boring show if she were able to do that all the time." Six seasons in with two more to go (as of now), Danes is along for the continuation of the ride, whatever that entails. The actress tells Us Weekly she has no idea what Carrie's ultimate future holds, and she likes it that way. "I think we're all very glad that it's not in my hands," she joked. Homeland's season 6 finale airs on Showtime Sunday, April 9, at 9 p.m. ET. (US Weekly)

Europe Boards 'Guerrilla' Starring Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay. The drama, a love story set amid the political upheaval in 1970s London, was created by Idris Elba and '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley. Guerrilla, a series set amid the British Black Power movement of the 1970s, has found a home -- several homes in fact -- in Europe, as Endemol Shine Group closed multiple deals for the show with networks across the continent. HBO Nordics picked up the series, starring Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay for its channels in Scandinavia, HBO Espana nabbed pay-TV rights in Spain and HBO Europe took Guerrilla for central and Eastern Europe. In separate deals, BBC Worldwide picked up the show for its Australian premium channel BBC First in Australia and Dazzler Media took home entertainment rights in the U.K. and Ireland. Oscar-winning producer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) created Guerrilla for Sky Atlantic in the U.K. and Showtime in the U.S.. Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay star as part of an underground Black Power cell in London, a cell that becomes the target of the "black power desk," the real-life counterintelligence unit set up at Scotland Yard to monitor and infiltrate civil rights activism in Britain. Guerrilla will premiere on Sky Atlantic April 13 and on Showtime April 16. (Hollywood Reporter)

Indian Streaming Service VEQTA Inks Content Deal With Major League Baseball. The company, which is India's first OTT service dedicated to sports content, will stream over 20 live MLB games each week during the regular season. Startup Indian streaming video service VEQTA -- the country's first OTT operator dedicated to sports content -- has inked a partnership with Major League Baseball. Through the deal, VEQTA will stream over 20 live MLB games each week during the regular season, along with full coverage of the league's major events, including the All-Star Game, Wild Card Games, Division Series, League Championship Series and the World Series. The partners said they will also launch a variety of initiatives to grow the Indian audience for Major League Baseball, including promotional activities and events, along with digital fan activation and engagement. Financial details and the duration of the agreement were not disclosed. Co-founded by Vikram Tanwar and Varun Mathur in Delhi in April 2015, VEQTA raised $500,000 in seed capital in May 2016. The company says it has inked other content partnerships with local and international sports bodies in tennis, fight sports, motorsports, soccer, basketball, rugby and others. It plans to broadcast over 6,000 hours of live sports content this year. "We are thrilled to have Major League Baseball, one of the biggest names in the world of sport, partner with us," said VEQTA director Vikram Tanwar in a statement. "Baseball has a niche audience here and we wish to grow it further. Through this partnership, Indian baseball fans will have access to exclusive baseball content not available in its entirety on any other platform. VEQTA is proud to bring this experience to India and assert our commitment to offer the best sports content from across the globe to Indian fans." (Hollywood Reporter)

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