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Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Scott Porter and Wife Kelsey Mayfield Expecting Baby No. 2. There's a new little one joining the Porter team! Friday Night Lights alum Scott Porter and his wife Kelsey Mayfield are expecting their second child together, the couple announced on their respective social media accounts on Sunday. "Happy Easter from our growing family," the actor wrote on Instagram along with a photo of his wife cupping her baby bump with him and their son, McCoy Lee Porter. They have not yet announced the sex of their second baby. The couple, who met on the set of the hit NBC show in 2008, married in 2013 and welcomed their first child two years later. As one fan jokingly pointed out on Twitter, "That's some egg the Easter bunny brought for you this year!" While there's no telling how they'll react to this baby's birth, when Mayfield was in labor with McCoy, Scott gave fans sweet updates on social media. "And... it's go time," he tweeted at the time. "30 hours in. My wife is a Gladiator in the ring! I am astounded by her fight. A long road to go, no meds at all. Prayers for strength!" Fans are certainly cheering the couple on as they hit the road to parenthood a second time. Congratulations to expectant parents! (Eonline)

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have not even started the process of figuring out who gets what in the divorce, because they made a real attempt during their separation to work things out rather than just end things. Sources on both sides say there's no animosity between Ben and Jen. We've learned Ben's now dating someone, though "not seriously." He's moving out of the family guesthouse and into a new home. As one source said, "He's ready to move on." As for Jen ... we're told she cares deeply for Ben, but his stint in rehab was the culmination of a difficult period for the family and she too felt it's now the right time to end the marriage. We're told Ben and Jen never discussed dividing assets because they were ambivalent about the divorce, so now they have to deal with a fortune in assets. As we reported, there is no prenup, so everything goes into one pot ... property, art and other items must be valued, sold or split. It will take a minimum of 6 months before the divorce is final, and sources say because of the amount of property, it will probably take longer. (TMZ)

Hoda Kotb Returns to Today After Maternity Leave: "I Might Explode Into Tears." Hoda Kotb returned to her second home Monday morning. At 7:30, Hoda joined Today's Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer on-air for the first time since announcing on Feb. 21 that she had adopted a daughter, Haley Joy Kotb. "It's everything," she said of motherhood. Hoda added that she would regularly tune in to see her colleagues work when she was on maternity leave. "I saw everybody," she said, "and I'm blubbering like a baby."

Charlie Hunnam Recalls "Terrible, Painful, Expensive" 3-Year Marriage at Age 18. Marriage may be in good times and bad, but Charlie Hunnam is reflecting mostly on the latter. The Sons of Anarchy star took a walk down memory lane during a recent trip to Las Vegas, the site of his first wedding to fellow actress, Katharine Towne. However, more than a decade later, it doesn't seem to be his fondest memory. "The first time I was ever in Vegas, I got married, which didn't turn out that well," he told The AP (via The Daily Mail.) "I'd known the girl for three weeks and we'd fallen madly in love." At 18, the star and Towne traveled to Sin City to tie the knot. "We thought, 'What if we never see each other again? Let's get married and we'll have to see each other again even if it's just to get divorced," he explained. While Hunnam had his doubts about whether or not they'd logistically be able to wed -- as he pointed out, they couldn't even order a drink -- they ended up marrying at 2 a.m. at the famous Silver Bell Wedding Chapel. After three years, the duo, who met at a Dawson's Creek audition, called it quits. In Hunnam's words, they were "three terrible, painful, expensive years." "I got the cats at the end of it," he quipped. "It was a small victory." While the actor wasn't lucky in love early on, he's since found steady romance with current girlfriend, jewelry designer Morgana McNelis. They've been dating since 2005 with no signs of stopping. "This is a girl I love very much and have spent the last 11 years of my life with and hope to spend the next 60 years," the star said in a 2016 email shared to his fan page. "She has been my loyal and supportive partner long before I had any success or money." After all this time, the actor still only has compliments to pay to his lady love. "My girlfriend is one of the kindest, nicest, most virtuous people I have ever met," he concluded. (Eonline)

Melissa Etheridge Reveals She Gets High with Her Kids-and Says It Brings Her Family Together. Melissa Etheridge thinks its high time society moves past the stigma surrounding smoking marijuana. The Grammy-winning rocker opens up about her use of the drug in the new Yahoo documentary Weed & the American Family, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at her interview. As Etheridge, 55, reveals in the clip, she smokes marijuana with her wife, Linda Wallem, and her adult children daughter Bailey, 20, and son Beckett, 18. "I have smoked with my older two," she told Yahoo. "It was funny at first, and then they realized, it's a very natural, end-of-the-day [thing] ... And it brings you much closer. I'd much rather have a smoke with my grown kids than a drink -- oh, God, no." Furthermore, Etheridge said toking up plays an important role in her marriage. "Cannabis is the best marital aid," she added. "When it's date night ... It takes down your inhibition; your sexual desires are enhanced. We take a bath every night and smoke and talk and wind down and sleep a very, very good night sleep -- and sleep is extremely important." The singer-songwriter -- who's rolling into the marijuana industry with her own line of products, Etheridge Farms -- says that since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, weed hasn't simply been for relaxation and recreational purposes but relief, too. "It wasn't about being high," she said of forgoing pharmaceuticals during chemotherapy for medical marijuana. "It was just being to a place where I could communicate with my children, to where I could get up, to where I could eat. It was great medicine." Indeed, the star -- also mom to 10-year-old twins, daughter Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven -- says the drug is first and foremost a remedy in her household. "My children have a very clear understanding of cannabis," she said. "When I hold it without shame or confusion, then they can understand it as simple as if I was pointing to a bottle of Percocet and said, 'That's Mama's medicine.' You take the naughtiness out of it, and it's not something that kids run to." (People)

Stephen Belafonte accuses Mel B of bedding Simon Cowell. Mel B's huge bust-up with ex Stephen Belafonte on the eve of the "X Factor" final was sparked after he accused her of sleeping with Simon Cowell, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. The claims caused blazing rows when Mel starred on "X Factor" and sparked a rift that led to the collapse of their marriage. A raging Belafonte leveled the accusations as Mel prepared for the talent show's final in December 2014. She missed the first night of the two-parter after arguing with Belafonte and undergoing hospital treatment following a pills overdose. But when she bravely took to the stage on the Sunday night -- appearing with bruises on her face and arms -- Mel hid the fact her husband had accused her of an affair with the show's boss. There is no suggestion Cowell and Mel B did have an affair. A source said: "Stephen's jealousy at that point was causing massive problems in the marriage -- and he was convinced something was going on between her and Simon." "He did not like the fact Mel obviously looked up to him and spoke about him a lot." "He thought she was up to all sorts at the time -- but accusing her of sleeping with Simon was a real low point." "He just couldn't control his jealousy and anger when she was appearing on such a high-profile show with successful people that he didn't know." "It caused huge arguments and led to a loss of trust that never really healed." "It is definitely one of the things that led to the eventual breakdown of their relationship." Former Spice Girl Mel confided in pals about the accusations -- telling them they left her bemused and embarrassed. During her stint as a judge, "X-Factor" cast and crew were aware of Belafonte's jealousy and the convicted thug was banned from the studio. The Sun told last week how Belafonte, 41, flew into a rage over her flirty antics with co-judge Cheryl. He is said to have lost his temper backstage after Mel grabbed Cheryl's bum and walked into her dressing room wearing next to nothing. Mel, 41, has filed for divorce from husband of 10 years Belafonte and has since won a restraining order against him amid claims of physical and emotional abuse during their union. One of the explosive claims made by Mel was that she took the overdose in the run-up to the "X Factor" final at the west London home she shared with producer Belafonte. In the legal papers -- filed with an LA court -- she said her husband flung her in a room and said: "Die, bitch." Cowell, 57 -- who has also hired Mel on "America's Got Talent" -- spoke out in support of Mel as he prepared for Sunday night's "Britain's Got Talent" launch. The TV mogul told The Sun: "She's an incredible person. She's under pressure but I think she's in a good place." "If you think about what Mel's done since leaving The Spice Girls and what she's gone through, it was astonishing." On Sunday an "X-Factor" source said: "Belafonte is an odious character who will say anything -- and these claims by him are laughable." "There is no truth in the accusations that anything happened between Mel and Simon." "They don't even have a flirty relationship." "Simon likes her, and thinks she is professional, so looks out for her as a friend." Cowell and other "X Factor" figures are said to have advised Mel to leave Belafonte, as their tensions marred her spell on the show. But after her hospital dash, the couple got back together -- insisting there had been no violence between them -- and jetted back to LA. However, they have now had a bitter and public split, with Mel even claiming Belafonte got their nanny pregnant, and made her have an abortion, during their troubled marriage. The couple are now battling over custody of daughter Madison, 5, and over Mel's estimated £40 million ($50 million) fortune. Belafonte has denied the allegations against him, calling them "outrageous and unfounded." (PageSix)

Justin Bieber's officially in the clear for allegedly headbutting a guy at a pre-Grammy party after his attorneys effectively stonewalled cops. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Justin's lawyers refused to let the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. have a sitdown with him, and when the alleged victim went radio silent ... the investigation fizzled out. We broke the story ... a man claimed JB struck him in the face for recording video of Bieber play fighting with Kyle Massey. The video didn't clearly show the headbutt though, and the guy didn't even want to press charges. Put another 'W' on the board for Justin. (TMZ)

Jeremy Jackson copped a pretty sweet plea deal for stabbing a woman, but he's still going to jail. The former "Baywatch" star was sentenced to 270 days in L.A. County Jail and 5 years' probation for the 2015 incident -- a woman said he stabbed her with a knife during an argument in the street. The judge gave Jeremy 109 days credit, so he'll have 161 behind bars. Sounds rough, but he could have done up to 7 years without the plea deal. Plus, he'll most likely get out in May if he's a good boy in lockup. Hobie will also have to complete 52 anger management and 52 AA meetings, and stay off drugs. If he completes all of the above, his felony charge could be dropped to a misdemeanor. (TMZ)

Prince's death scene was riddled with pills strewn around his home ... this according to search warrants just released by Minnesota authorities. According to new docs, law enforcement found Ziploc bags with pills as well as envelopes containing pills. The docs bear out what TMZ has reported ... Prince's bodyguard was the person who went to a Walgreens pharmacy the day preceding the singer's death to fill prescriptions, including Percocet. And, Prince used an alias -- Peter Bravestrong -- and cops found a suitcase with that name that contained pill bottles along with the lyrics for the song, "U Got the Look." The main doctor who was treating Prince -- Dr. Michael Schulenberg -- admitted to a detective he had prescribed Prince Oxycodone the same day Prince OD'd on a jet -- 6 days before he died. The doctor put the Rx in Prince's bodyguard's name. Prince would regularly get B12 injections before his concerts to feel better and they were set up through his managers. And this is interesting ... Prince didn't use a cellphone ... apparently because he was once hacked and didn't trust it. His communications were through emails and landlines. As we reported ... Prince died of an overdose of the powerful painkiller Fentanyl. (TMZ)


Meghan Markle Will Attend Pippa Middleton's Wedding as Prince Harry's Date -- but There's a Catch. Meghan Markle is set to attend Pippa Middleton's wedding as Prince Harry's date, PEOPLE has learned. A source tells PEOPLE that while Markle, 35, will not be on hand for the church ceremony on May 20, she will be by Harry's side when they attend the evening party after the nuptials. The source adds that protocol prohibits unmarried and un-engaged partners to attend the event, but they are more likely to attend the big bash afterwards, which tends to be less formal. The fact that she will attend the wedding -- even if it's the post-church nighttime bash -- is yet another sign that the Suits actress and the prince, 32, are getting more and more serious. Over the weekend, Harry flew out to Toronto (where Markle films Suits) to spend Easter weekend with his girlfriend -- skipping the usual royal Easter tradition of attending services at St. George's chapel at Windsor castle with Queen Elizabeth II. (Princess Kate, Prince William and other senior royals were on hand for the services this Sunday -- with Kate showing off her perfect curtsey to the Queen.) Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, tells PEOPLE that while there is no formal "no ring, no bring" rule, it isn't surprising that Markle didn't get an invite to the church wedding as Middleton would likely want to keep her actual wedding small. "I would not be surprised if Prince Harry was not given a plus one, as the wedding guest list would have most likely been made in fall of last year when Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan was not as public," Meier said. "I typically recommend if someone is married, engaged, considers themselves to have a serious significant other, or is traveling in for the wedding, they should receive a plus one. Pending how intimate Pippa wants to keep her wedding, she may very well follow the 'no ring, no bring' rule." Middleton's wedding is expected to be a royal affair, with Will and Kate's children Prince George and Princess Charlotte acting as a page boy and a bridesmaid, respectively. Naturally, William, Kate and Harry will also be in attendance. Hopefully Markle's trip across the pond is a sign that there will be another royal wedding in the not-so-distant future. (People)

Prince Harry Admits He ''Shut Down All of His Emotions'' After Princess Diana's Death: Being Sad ''Wouldn't Bring Her Back." Prince Harry is opening up like he never has before. While we know that the royal is a massive supporter of changing the stigma around mental health -- especially with his Heads Together campaign, which he started with Prince William and Kate Middleton -- he rarely touches on how the topic has affected him, personally...until now. Harry joined Bryony Gordon's Mad World where he opened up about his own emotional and mental health struggles, which he says he's been dealing with since his mother, Princess Diana's death 20 years ago. However, he only recently realized that he was hiding from all those struggles for most of those years. "If you look back to the fact that I lost my mom at the age of 12 on the public platform of which it was, and then everything else that happens with being in the spotlight in this sort of role and the pressures that come with it," Harry explained. "And then going to Afghanistan, and then working in the personal recovering unit with all of the soldiers as well and taking on a lot of their issues. Anybody would like at that and go, 'OK, there must be something wrong with you. You can't be totally normal.'" He said he would always deny his emotions, noting, "My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand and refusing to ever think about my mom because why would that help. It's only going to make you sad. It's never going to bring her back." Rather, he spent a majority of his life (into his late twenties) pretending everything was OK. "I was a typical 20, 25, 28-year-old running around going, 'Life is great', or 'Life is fine.'" Today, he acknowledges the negative effects running away from his emotions has had on him. "I can safely say that losing my mom at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but also my work as well," he revealed. "It was only three years ago that, from the support around and my brother and other people around who started to say, 'You need to deal with this. It's not normal to think that nothing's affecting you.'" He continued, "I started to have a few conversations and actually all of a sudden all of this grief that I have never processed started to come to the forefront and I was like, 'There is actually a lot of stuff here that I need to deal with.'" He said he began working on his own emotional and mental health at the age of 28, and by the time he turned 30, he finally felt like he had a handle on himself and could converse with others who'd suffered through grief. "It's a fascinating process," he said. "It's all part of a conversation, being able to talk to a parent or stranger or sibling or colleague." This is why he also strongly believes in therapy and seeking professional help for mental health awareness. "[Sometimes] I don't actually need your advice I just need you to listen to me," he admitted. Other than therapy, as Harry continued to look into his own grief, he took up running and boxing to help he unleash some of his emotions in a physical manner. "Exercise really is the key," he said. "Exercise is a simple solution. Instead of giving up, giving up, giving up. How about taking up?" More than anything, however, Harry got through his own struggles is by helping others and assisting in "normalizing the conversation" about mental health and mental fitness. His biggest goal was to remind everyone that "we're not robots," and mental fitness is something that unites all of us. "What my mother believed in is if the fact that you are in a position of privilege or a position of responsibility and if you can put your name to something that you genuinely believe in... then you can smash any stigma you want." (Eonline)

Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Get "Couple-y" and "Cozy" at Coachella. Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky brought their romance to the desert for the 2017 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. E! News can confirm the rumored couple were spotted getting close during the #WeedmapsOasis party presented by Brass Knuckles, West Coast Cure, FlavRX and Nameless Genetics. "As soon as she arrived [to the party], Kendall asked where [A$AP] was and went straight over to him," a source told us. "She definitely came just to see him." Once they met up, we're told they spent the rest of the night together. "They danced together and were very couple-y. It was obvious to everyone," our source described. "At one point while they were dancing, Kendall took his googles off and put them on." The source added, "Later in the night when it got chilly, A$AP was seen rubbing Kendall's arms to keep her warm. They were very very cozy together." Meanwhile, the model and the rapper have been hanging out for nearly a year as they were first spotted together in Paris in June 2016. Since then, they've been photographed heading to dinner, clubs and many outings together. They rang in the New Year together and were last photographed in Paris, days after the model walked the runway at the Givenchy Menswear show as part of Paris Fashion Week in January. A week before that, they were photographed shopping for diamond jewelry together in New York City. But while they've taken their fling all over the world, they've never addressed their romance publicly. However, a source told E! News recently that while Jenner is "open" to the idea of dating A$AP Rocky exclusively, she "is seeing a few people" at the moment. "They've been on and off for close to a year but have been hanging out with each other more lately," the source added. "She likes him, and he likes her." (Eonline)

Odell Beckham Jr. hangs with Amber Rose at Coachella. In 2015, Odell Beckham Jr. shot down rumors that he was dating Amber Rose. But the pair was spotted arriving together with pals at Nylon's Midnight Garden Party at Coachella on Friday. A spy said were a "last-minute addition" to the bash with a "large group of friends," but that as the night went on "they got flirtier and flirtier." On Saturday, they showed up together at the fest's Neon Carnival. The last time the pair was rumored to be close, Beckham denied it. Reps for the pair didn't get back to us. (PageSix)

Lisa Vanderpump's track record as an ordained minster is taking an L because the first couple she ever married just filed for the big D. Magno and Dominic Salva were the first gay couple to get hitched at Lisa's Pump restaurant, which sits smack in the middle of WeHo. They got hitched in November 2014 but the marriage hit the rocks. They filed for divorce this week. It's a pretty clean divorce ... they have no kids and neither wants spousal support. Dominic wants his name restored to Dominic Carlos Pierson. When they married, Lisa said she was honored to have officiated for a couple entitled to equal rights. (TMZ)

Donald Trump the main attraction at Easter service. When Donald Trump attended Easter services at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, a Palm Beach, Fla., an insider told us, "the president wasn't working the room, but the room was working him." Trump sat in the third row with Melania, Tiffany and Barron. The crowd saw communion as a chance "to get in face-to-face time." "Almost every single person tapped him on the shoulder and was saying, 'Great job,' 'Bless you,' 'I voted for you,' " a parishioner said. "Even people who don't take communion were going up ... Last year, he was there giving everybody thumbs up. This time he came in quietly, smiled and was 'presidential.'" (PageSix)

Survivor Contestant Jeff Varner Reacts After Getting Fired From His Job for Outing Zeke Smith. Varner continues to face the repercussions of his actions on Survivor. Just a few days after outing fellow contestant Smith during tribal council, reports have surfaced claiming Jeff has been fired from his job as a real estate agent. According to News & Record Greensboro, Jeff was let go from his job as a real estate agent on Thursday. Jeff was told by his employer that he is "in the middle of a story that we don't want anything to do with." Just one week earlier, Jeff took to Twitter where he appeared to be just starting out on the job. "Hitting SEND on my first active listing with @AllenTate," he shared from his office. "#Realtors, send me buyers #Realtorlife." For those who missed the shocking reality TV moment, Jeff admitted to Survivor host Jeff Probst during last week's tribal council that he felt he was going home. In an attempt to save himself, the contestant revealed personal information about Zeke. "There is deception here. Deception on levels Jeff that these guys don't even understand," he explained before looking at Zeke. "Why haven't you told anyone that you're transgender?" Within moments, several cast members voiced their outrage at Jeff for outing their teammate. "I didn't want to be the 'trans' Survivor player and I wanted to be Zeke the Survivor player," Zeke explained. "I don't even need a cheerleader because I know I can do whatever I want to do." Since the episode aired, Jeff has apologized for his actions and maintained his support for the LGBTQ community. "I offer my deepest, most heart-felt apologizes to Zeke Smith, his friends and life allies, his family and to all those who my mistake hurt and offended," he shared on Twitter. "I recklessly revealed something I mistakenly believed everyone already knew." "I was wrong and make no excuses for it. I own responsibility in what is the worst decision of my life." Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS. UPDATE: Jeff Varner is speaking out after being let go from his job at Allen Tate Real Estate -- the latest repercussion following last week's controversial Survivor tribal council in which he outed fellow castaway Zeke Smith. Varner spoke to Entertainment Weekly and described being fired as "an ugly, knee-jerk reaction" from his company. "As I'm spending hours doing press [on Thursday], I discover I can't access my email. Then the MLS association emails to say, 'You've been terminated.' I didn't even find out from my company," he revealed. "Suddenly my real estate license was inactive and my current clients [were] left in the dark. It took hours after my press junket to get anyone with the company on the phone to tell me personally, and even longer to calm my clients." He continued, "It was an ugly day. My former boss told me that I was in a news story they wanted nothing to with...I wasn't even given the chance to explain or right the wrong." Varner says he hopes to move forward with a company that will have his back in times of trial and tribulation. "I'm talking to several firms now that I know will care about and believe in their employees. I have had several reach out [and] I'm confident I'll find a better home." (Eonline)


Kate Upton Gets Into Sexy Schoolgirl Mode for "...Baby One More Time" Performance on Lip Sync Battle. Oh baby, baby! Kate Upton totally turned up the heat in honor of an upcoming appearance on Lip Sync Battle. For a duel against '90s hitmaker, Ricky Martin, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl channeled Britney Spears for her own sexy rendition of "...Baby One More Time." Clad in a thigh-high schoolgirl miniskirt, tied-up collared shirt and pigtails secured with scrunchies, the 24-year-old steamed up the studio by slithering on the floor and grazing her legs while backup dancers dressed in similar garb danced along to the millennium songstress' signature hit. While we only got to see a quick preview of the upcoming performance, we do know that Upton will face off against Martin, who dons solely a shirt and underwear for his mystery portion. We'll just have to tune in on Thursday night to see what these two have in store. *crossing fingers for a surprise Britney Spears cameo* This is not the first time a star has taken on the legendary Spears for their battle portion. Last season, Kaley Cuoco recreated Spears' iconic "I'm a Slave 4 U" performance -- python included. However, they don't call her an actress for nothing. While the Big Bang Theory star appeared cool, calm and collected while slithering around the stage with her serpent, behind the scenes, she had a bit of a freakout on her first introduction to the reptile. Hey, they never said it was easy being the princess of pop! Lip Sync Battle airs Thursdays at 10/9c on Spike. (Eonline)

Lorde Debuts New Song 'Homemade Dynamite' During Coachella Set. Lorde performs on the Coachella Stage during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2017 in Indio, Calif. After giving a small group of fans a sneak peek at the song "Sober" during an intimate club show on Friday (Apr. 14), Lorde doubled down on Sunday night (Apr. 15) during her headlining set at Coachella by playing the Melodrama cut "Homemade Dynamite." The beat-heavy track with a line about "blowing s--t up with d-d-dynamite," came in the middle of a Coachella set that opened with the "Green Light intro" and also featured an encore listen to "Sober" and the other taste of Melodrama we've heard so far, "Liability." (

Queen of Latin pop Thalia embroiled in legal controversy. Mexican superstar Thalia is being accused of making diva-like demands to get out of a big-money fashion contract. The singer -- who is married to music bigwig Tommy Mottola -- is being sued over a 20-year deal with EDF Brands to license products in her native country. The company claims she blew off promotional duties and insisted on a six-figure travel budget beyond the bounds of their contract. According to an agreement outlined in the lawsuit, Thalia, 45, is required to appear at product launches, with the fashion firm footing the bill for "first class airfare for two" and "five-star hotel accommodations." But EDF claims that when a two-day trip was planned, her team sent over a whopping $120,000 travel itinerary. Thalia's proposal is said to have included a private plane for $65,000, hotel rooms for $15,000, $25,000 for security, hair and makeup for $6,000 and a stylist for $10,000. These pricey demands violated her contract because "first class airfare from New York to Mexico City is approximately $1,500 per person (not $65,000), and five-star hotel suite accommodations at the Four Seasons hotel in Mexico City costs about $1,000 per night (not $15,000)," according to EDF's complaint, which was filed in Manhattan. "Within months of entering into the agreement ... Thalia demands a $65,000 plane to fly her to Mexico and [then] threatens through her attorneys to terminate the agreement," EDF's attorney, Andrew R. Goldenberg, told Page Six. Thalia received a $150,000 advance and stood to make tens of millions of dollars had she "honored her promises to promote her brand" at events and through social media, Goldenberg said. He also believes Thalia "is throwing up roadblocks as a pretext to get a better deal, but she is hurting herself by making it more difficult to promote her." But the songstress' camp insists that she didn't skirt any obligations and that it was EDF who breached the agreement. Their counterclaim alleges Thalia-branded fashions being sold did not receive her final approval, as required. They also argue that the goods weren't up to snuff quality-wise, resulting in damage to "the high standards of style and quality associated with Thalia." Thalia's attorney, Brad D. Rose, elaborated to Page Six: "[N]o product or product category could be sold, and no use of Thalia's name or image in advertising and promotional materials could occur, unless and until the licensee received the requisite approvals from licensor." Further, Thalia's team claims that some images used in a catalog were "manipulated" without her say-so: "EDF went so far as to crudely superimpose a headshot of Thalia on the body of a different model with a discernibly different skin tone," their legal papers read. Not surprisingly, EDF's attorney tells us this allegation lacks merit. He also says Thalia "complains that the product does not meet the quality standard she wants. But her fans in Mexico don't agree. Sales were strong from the outset." Mottola, Thalia's husband and business partner who was once married to Mariah Carey, is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Both parties are seeking unspecified money damages. Meanwhile, in the US, Thalia sells a line of clothing and shoes at Macy's. (PageSix)

Drake Accuses Country Club of Racial Profiling on Coachella Trip-and His Fans Are Taking Revenge Online. Drake fans took aim at an upscale California country club after the rapper accused the staff of "racial profiling." The 30-year-old "Hotline Bling" rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to blast The Madison Club, a private golf resort in La Quinta. "The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling #Coachella," Drake wrote. And with that, fans of the self-proclaimed 6 God took to social media to criticize the club -- and, naturally, they used Drake lyrics and song and album titles to do it. "U are Doing It All Wrong. Sooner Than Later you are gonna be Over and we are gon Feel No Ways about it," one person wrote in the review section of the Club's Facebook page. "KMT you have a lot of Room for Improvement and I doubt you'll have a Comeback Season from this. For now Take Care and Less Life." Another person wrote: "If you're reading this it's too late ... Y'all are going to need some good PR & social media crisis help after disrespecting Drake like that ya know." "You guys didn't Take Care of my man Aubrey, so enjoy these reVIEWS, you'll thank us later," one Drake fan posted. Drake performed alongside Future on Saturday at Coachella in Indio, Billboard reports. The Madison Club did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE. (People)

Jas Prince is following through on the promise his father made -- going directly after Birdman to get the millions in Drake profits the Cash Money honcho's been sitting on ... according to a new lawsuit. In the new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jas calls out Birdman and his brother Ronald "Slim" Williams -- co-founders of Cash Money -- for failing to pay up on the Drake deal. Quick backstory: Jas discovered Drizzy, hooked him up with Aspire Music Group to manage him, and Cash Money to be his label. As a result, Drake's Young Money contract calls for Jas and Aspire to get paid. And that's the problem ... according to the suit, Birdman's blowing off his contractual duty to pay Aspire Music one-third of his Drake profits. He also signed Drake to an exclusive deal in January 2013, but according to docs ... that new contract breached Drake's original one, and cheated Aspire out of $4 million. Aspire filed the new lawsuit, but sources connected to the case tell us Jas is calling the shots ... as he now owns a chunk of Aspire. He'd previously sued Cash Money, but we're told Jas is going harder than ever now to get the money straight from Birdman. How hard? One of Aspire's attorneys is Marc Kasowitz, who also famously reps President Trump. We've reached out to Birdman's reps, but no word back. Just last week, Jas' father ... James Prince vowed he would get the money Birdman owes his son AND Lil Wayne. Based on his words, someone's ass is on the line in this case. (TMZ)


'A Star is Born': Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga filming in Coachella. After headlining a successful Night 2 at Coachella, Lady Gaga, alongside co-star Bradley Cooper, will be filming scenes for their upcoming movie "A Star Is Born" in Indio. On Sunday, festival goers were notified on Coachella's mobile app that they had the chance to be in a scene for the upcoming Cooper-directed musical, according to the Los Angeles Times. Based on William Wellman's 1937 movie, "A Star is Born" is about a singer (Lady Gaga) who falls in love with an aging rocker (Cooper) who launches her successful career as his own is in a downward spiral. The film was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and 1976 with Barbra Streisand, in what would be Gaga's role. Filming will take place on Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19 and the scenes will portray a country western concert. Attendees must be 18 years or older and fans are asked to dress in western-themed attire. "All you Monsters that can attend should get decked out in your most comfortable denim & boots, throw on a Stetson (leave those pink Joanne hats at home) and come out to show your support!" reads the announcement. It costs $10 to attend and all proceeds will be going directly to the singer's Born This Way Foundation. Warner Bros. also tweeted out information on how to sign up. Earlier this week cinematographer Matthew Libatique also shared a photo from set, "Always a thrill when you finally get to shoot in prep," read the caption, as production is underway. The latest version of the script was written by Eric Roth ("Munich," "Forrest Gump"); previous versions were written by Cooper and Will Fetters. Cooper is producing with Billy Gerber, Todd Phillips, Lynette Howell Tayor and Jon Peters, with Basil Iwanyk on as executive producer. "A Star Is Born" is slated to be released on September 28, 2018. (PageSix)


The Walking Dead Season 8 Promotes 3 to Series Regular. Get ready to see a whole lot more of those strange Scavengers in season 8, Walking Dead fans. We may still be six months out from the new season of the zombie thriller, but E! News has confirmed that The Walking Dead has promoted Pollyanna McIntosh, who recurred last season as Jadis, the Scavengers leader with the rather unique way of speaking who double-crossed Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in the finale after secretly aligning with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). And she's not the only cast member to get some good news. Steven Ogg, who plays Negan's right-hand man Simon, and Katelyn Nacon, who stars as the object of Carl's (Chandler Riggs) affection, Enid, have both received promotions to series regular status, as well. TVLine first reported the news. The promotions come after a season seven that saw three characters meet their grisly ends. Of course, we're talking about Steven Yeun's Glenn, Michael Cudlitz's Abraham, both of whom perished in the shocking season premiere at the hand of Negan's beloved Lucille, and Sonequa Martin-Green's Sasha, who ingested some poison in the season finale with the intention of surprising Negan as a walker and hopefully taking him out. Unfortunately, it didn't work out quite as she'd hoped. Are you looking forward to more of the trio? The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC. (Eonline)

Girls Series Finale: How Did It All End? So, that was not what we were expecting, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Girls' series finale took place entirely in the country, at Hannah's (Lena Dunham) cute little country house, just before she was supposed to begin her new job as a college professor. It started with Marnie (Allison Williams) begging to stay and help Hannah raise her baby (a la USA's Playing House, which is a reference we wish she had actually made), then cut to five months later, when the baby (named Grover -- the name Paul-Louis thought would be good for a boy) was a few months old and Hannah was losing her mind. Marnie was basically the perfect mix between a dad and a nanny. She read all the books and coached Hannah through her struggles with breastfeeding and took care of the baby when he cried at night, allowing Hannah to sleep for hours, all while carrying on a secret phone sex relationship with a personal trainer named Delvin P. Meanwhile, Hannah wasn't handling her new life as a mother very well, probably suffering from undiagnosed postpartum depression. She felt like Grover hated her and her body hated her and she took it all out on Marnie, even though Marnie seemed to be doing a lot of things right for someone other than herself. It took a visit and some harsh but necessary words from Loreen (Becky Ann Baker), as well as a weird encounter with a teen who ran away pantsless and shoeless just because her mom told her to do her homework, to get Hannah to snap out of her "woe is me" attitude and really accept that she's an adult now, and this is the life she made for herself. As Marnie and Loreen talked about what Marnie could possibly do next (law school?), Hannah finally got Grover to breastfeed, and the series ended with her quietly singing "Fast Car" as a lullaby over the credits. It wasn't a fun way to end Girls, but it felt real, and it might have been a necessary way to end it for Hannah and Marnie. Hannah's cool mom vision of herself clearly wasn't playing out just yet, and Marnie had basically given up on her own life to take care of Hannah and the baby, but by the end it seemed like maybe it could all work out for both of them in some way, even if it's never going to work out the way they ever imagined it should. Plus, regardless of how we're all feeling right now, if Girls hadn't ended with a divisive, unexpected, painfully raw, open invitation for arguments and think pieces, would it have been a Girls finale at all? (Eonline)

Girls Series Finale Explained: "Everyone's Trying to Figure It Out." Viewers said goodbye to Girls as Lena Dunham's HBO series wrapped up its six-year run on Sunday, April 16 with a quiet finale just featuring three of the show's main characters: Hannah (Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams) and Hannah's mom Loreen (Becky Ann Baker). The episode jumped five years into the future from when Hannah said goodbye to New York City and friends Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). She had her baby, Grover, and Marnie was there in Upstate New York helping her raise the kid. But it wasn't all happiness and baby smiles. Hannah had trouble breastfeeding; the final episode was called "Latching." "I think Judd Apatow was surprisingly really the man behind this breast feeding plot," Dunahm said in a taped segment after the show. "I think the seed of this was the fact that Hannah would be losing her mind. A few months later we started talking about post-partum depression and her mental health issues coming up again," Apatow said. "And then after I guess the happiness of [episode nine], the reality that it's really difficult would land in [episode 10]... " Episode nine was more of a traditional finale, the writers and executive producers explained. "Judd was the first person who said, 'I think we should do our finale, and then we should do the end we really want to do, so that everyone gets satisfied and we also get to -- we see how everyone wraps up, we wrap it up, and we also get to see a little bit more,'" Jenni Konner told The Hollywood Reporter. With the subject matter of latching, Dunham said they wanted to make sure they weren't coming down on one side or the other when it came to breastfeeding, "because we're not having a position about what women should and shouldn't do." Hannah lashed out repeatedly in the episode, both at Marnie and her mom after Marnie calls in reinforcements. "With Hannah and Loreen, there's a lot of pain because they're mirroring each other all the time, and so there's all of this anxiety that comes from watching," Dunham explained in after show segment. "I think Loreen watching Hannah do things that she knows that she herself did or watching Hannah do thing she wishes she had done, and there's a lot of projection that exists between mothers and daughters and it felt like that relationship needed the closure." As for Marnie, she's going to leave that house eventually. Dunham said it was Loreen who pushed her to realize that she can't latch onto Hannah's life, Hannah's on another path of her own. "I think you really see just how much they love each other and how much Marnie's willing to put up with because Hannah's a pretty big jerk to her for the majority of the episode," Dunham said. Hannah's turning point comes when she encounters a teenager who had an argument with her mother over doing homework. "At the end of it, it's really about dropping that and realizing, 'Oh, I can't behave this way anymore and be a mother,'" Apatow explained. Like the series as a whole, the finale was about everybody trying to figure it out, Duham said. "I think something that we wanted to say was that everyone's trying to figure it out. It's like Grover's trying to figure out how to eat, Marnie's trying to figure out how to become a person with a life, Hannah's trying to figure out why she's made the choices she's made, Loreen's trying to let go of her anger, and it doesn't matter where you are," she said. "There's like this lack of resolution, but that you can always make the decision to do better." Apatow, who wrote the episode along with Dunham and Konner, said his favorite moment was the last shot of the series. "I like the idea that it ends with a giving gesture for somebody that's been narcissistic for most of this, that her peace comes the moment she's in the middle of a purely giving act to her son," he said. "And then you see for the first time a look of complete peace." (Eonline)

The Arrangement Recap: Kyle West Learns a Disturbing Secret From Megan Morrison's Past. Secrets are coming to light. Sunday night's episode of The Arrangement revealed way more about Megan Morrison's (Christine Evangelista) dark and mysterious past when she returned to her hometown in New York for her best friend's wedding. Even though Kyle West (Josh Henderson) decided to join her for the trip, it wasn't a happy occasion for Megan, who was consistently haunted by traumatic memories from her childhood throughout the trip. After a major meltdown at the reception, Megan eventually revealed to Kyle that her older stepbrother Evan sexually assaulted her when she was 11. She then told him he passed away several years earlier after getting involved with the wrong crowd. In this week's exclusive Postnup recap video, Christine explained why that moment was important for her character Megan's evolving relationship with Kyle. "I think they're starting to become more comfortable and they're letting their boundaries down and I think that's part of the confession," she said. "She's obviously totally overwhelmed with going back home and everything's creeping back into her life right now and she just can't lie anymore. I don't know if she ever imagined telling him, especially now, but I think it's gotten to a point where she has to." Meanwhile, Terence Anderson (Michael Vartan) decided to do some self-reflection after Kyle lashed out at him for setting up the sex deal with Detective Gaffey (Tracy Waterhouse). With the help of strong psychedelic mushrooms, he entered an alternate reality and realized he needed to take a huge step back and not interfere so heavily in the Kyle's life. "Terence is our bad guy of the series, but I really wanted to make sure that we dimentionalized him and made him a human being and I think when he pimps Kyle out in the previous episode I loved the idea that it made him really look at himself," creator Jonathan Abrahams said. "Because it isn't easy for him to do and he's really looking at his choices and why he made them." But in the midst of all that, it seemed Kyle had gotten a stalker because when he and Megan returned home, his house was completely destroyed by an intruder. Although nothing was stolen, the detectives warned them that this person -- whoever he or she was -- wanted to make a point that they could come and go at any time. Uh oh... Watch a brand-new episode of The Arrangement Sunday at 10 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

Outlander's New Season 3 Trailer Is Heartbreaking So Obviously We Can't Stop Watching It. TV's greatest (and most complicated) love story is looking a little different in season three. Starz debuted the first trailer for the next season of Outlander before the night's premiere of The White Princess, and it's filled with all the things we definitely do not want: Claire and Jamie apart, Jamie distraught, and Frank. Despite all that, it's a damn good teaser. At the end of season two, Jamie (Sam Heughan) sent the pregnant Claire (Caitriona Balfe) back to her own time while he went off to fight and presumably die in battle. She went back to her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) and raised her daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), for 20 years before going back to Scotland to learn that Jamie did not die at Culloden. We learned all of that last season, and now we get to see it happen, whether we want to or not. Although based on the trailer we've watched upwards of ten times already, we definitely want to. Season three picks up right where season two left off, with a pregnant Claire arriving back in 1948 after traveling through the stones and having to deal with her adventures' effects on her marriage to Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie is dealing with the aftermath of failure at the battle at Culloden and his loss of Claire. Eventually they'll try to find their way back together (and we're just going to assume they eventually do), but as the official season summary asks, "when they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?" And when September finally comes, will we be the same people we were when Claire and Jamie parted at the standing stones all those years ago? These Droughtlanders are too long, man. Season three will also star Gary Young, Charlie Hiett, David Berry, Cesar Domboy, Lauren Lyle, John Bell, Wil Johnson, Hannah James, and Tanya Reynolds. Outlander returns to Starz in September. (Eonline)

Revenge Body Is Coming Back for Season 2! Khloe Kardashian Returns to Help More People Find Their Strength and Swagger. Watch out, haters! E! News can exclusively announce that Khloe Kardashian's inspirational series Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian will be returning for a second season with eight all-new episodes and even more motivational comeback stories! The upcoming season will feature a longer period of time for the makeovers and a fresh batch of participants hoping to transform physically and mentally and confront the negative influences in their lives. With Khloe's guidance and the help of Hollywood's elite celebrity trainers, stylists and beauty gurus, the men and women will have that extra encouragement and support to reinvent themselves from the inside out. "I am so happy to have the opportunity to help people who are determined to make a change by allowing us to share in their personal struggles," host and executive producer Khloe said. "I'm proud to be part of their journey and contribute to each one of them gaining more strength, stamina, style and swagger." In its popular debut season, Revenge Body resonated with audiences by highlighting the participants' raw and moving stories of heartbreak, sexual assault, drug addiction, divorce and bullying before eventually showing them achieving their fitness goals and building self-esteem. "We are thrilled Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian is coming back with a vengeance for another season," E!'s Executive Vice President of Programming and Development Jeff Olde said. "As the first season has shown, we were blown away by the evolution of the participants and Khloe's unique ability to connect, inspire and encourage others." "We are proud of the remarkable transformations that Khloe and her elite team have accomplished and look forward to changing more lives in season two," executive producer Eli Frankel added. "Revenge Body typifies the style, emotional resonance and marquee talent that Lionsgate and I strive to produce in an unscripted series. We're excited to rejoin Khloe, Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner and our partners at E! for another inspiring season of premium television that clearly has its finger on the pulse of pop culture." With more jaw-dropping makeovers on the way, it seems revenge is a dish served cold hot, after all! (Eonline)

'Manzo'd with Children' star lands new show. Chris Manzo -- the former "Manzo'd with Children" reality star -- has a new gig now that his family's Bravo show is off the air. Manzo, who once wanted to own a stripper car wash, will be hosting live FNTSY Sports Network show "Foul Territory," which will focus on topical subjects. "That's one of the most fun parts of the show," Manzo told us. "We don't even know what we will talking about most of the time ... I am certainly not claiming to be an expert on anything -- just a passionate fan who loves watching and talking all things competitive sports." The show debuted Thursday. (PageSix)

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