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Friday, May 12, 2017


Brie Bella Gives Birth! See the First Photo of the Total Divas Star's Baby Daughter Birdie Joe Danielson. Welcome to the (wrestling) world, baby Bella! Brie Bella has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Birdie Joe Danielson, E! News can exclusively confirm. The Total Divas star and her hubby Daniel Bryan (real name Bryan Danielson) welcomed their bundle of joy Tuesday, May 9 at 11:58 p.m., which was past Brie's original due date of April 30. Birdie weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measures 21 inches long. "There is no better feeling in the world than meeting your daughter. I can't even express the overwhelming joy and love that Bryan and I are feeling," Brie, 33, tells E! News in a statement. "Now we know what parents mean about the love you feel when you first meet your child. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers on the safety of Birdie coming into this world." E! also has the exclusive first pic of their little bundle of joy. The sweet snapshot shows Bryan holding baby Birdie's foot as Brie holds the newborn in her arms. Too cute! It's been an exciting few weeks for the Bella Twins. Brie and Bryan's baby news comes on the heels of John Cena's emotional WrestleMania 33 proposal to Nikki Bella just over one month ago. Nikki also recently announced she's taking some post-engagement time off from the WWE due to her neck injury. E! News exclusively broke the news that Brie was pregnant with her first child back in October 2016. "It has always been a dream of mine to become a mother," Brie told E! at the time. "Now that it is finally real, it fills me up with so much happiness. I can't wait to see my husband, Bryan, be a father to our child. I am so excited for this new chapter in our lives." "The day we found out, I just couldn't stop smiling," Bryan added. "We are so excited to be parents. Every time I look at Brie's stomach, I'm amazed that there is a little life in there." Shortly after, Brie and Bryan revealed to E! they were expecting a little girl. "When I found out it was a girl I actually got really emotional," Brie told E! News. "I have such an amazing relationship with my mom and I think, wow, I'm going to have that with my daughter. Also as a woman I now have my own blood to follow my legacy. It's such a special feeling! My mini me!" Bryan added, "I'm so excited we're having a little girl. I'm sure that, just like her mother, she's going to steal my heart." Last month, Brie explained the meaning of Birdie Joe's unique name. "Joe, her middle name, is after my grandfather -- his name was Joseph, and he meant the world to me," Brie told Fit Pregnancy magazine. "Birdie is because my husband and his whole family are 'B's. And he married me, a 'B' too, so his one request was that our kids have 'B' names. I didn't realize how hard it was to find girl 'B' names, but we both came across Birdie and knew that was it!" Brie will also be documenting the birth on camera for the next season of Total Bellas! "It's insane cause at first I was like...I don't know you hear women want to beat up everyone in the hospital room as it is, I can't imagine having the cameras in there," she told E! News exclusively. Ultimately Brie thought it would be "neat" to have the audience go through that experience with her. "I feel like it would be really neat, all of my audience and all my fanbase and the Bella Army has seen me get engaged on TV, they've seen me get married on TV," Brie explained. "And I thought what the heck, why not see me give birth on TV." Congrats, Brie and Bryan! (Eonline)

Steven Tyler Is a Grandfather Again! Meet Mia Tyler's Son Axton. Steven Tyler is no newbie when it comes to the grandfather business, but that doesn't mean welcoming a new grandchild isn't just as exciting! Mia Tyler, the Aerosmith legend's 38-year-old daughter, and her boyfriend, Dan Halen, welcomed their first child into the world on Wednesday -- a baby boy named Axton! She took to Instagram to announce the exciting news, sharing a photo of her son laying peacefully on her chest. She captioned the sweet photo, "The love of my life has finally arrived and I am now complete. No words can explain how I am feeling. Just pure unfiltered love. My son, Axton born May 10th at 5:45 am." The new mama followed up the announcement with a series of six more photos, including one with grandpa Steven! "Best day of my whole entire life," she captioned the collection of pics. "I'm so grateful for my family and my lover for being here & being so supportive. And to the friends and family that came to welcome our new lil wolf cub, Ax into the pack." The singer is already a grandfather to three other kiddos from his eldest daughter, Liv Tyler. The actress gave birth to her third child last July. The baby girl, Lula Rose Gardner, marked her second child with fiance Dave Gardner as they were already proud parents of Sailor Gene Gardner, who was born in 2015. Liv is also a mama to 12-year-old Milo William Langdon, who she shares with her ex-husband and Spacehog rocker Royston Langdon. After Lula Rose's birth, Steven took to Twitter to gush over the new addition to the family. "O MY GODDESS...MY NEW BABY GIRL GRANDDAUGHTER LULA ROSE GARDNER...I'M A TRIPLE CROWN PAPA SMURF PROUD GRANDPA STEVEN," he wrote. Make that a quadruple crown Papa Smurf now! (Eonline)

It's Official! Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa Make Their Red Carpet Debut as a Couple. And just like that, Kate Hudson is officially taken. After weeks of romance rumors involving the Hollywood actress and musician Danny Fujikawa, the couple decided to make their relationship official by attending the Hollywood premiere of Snatched. The twosome made their red carpet debut as a couple by sharing a few kisses. Photographers also caught the pair wrapping their arms around each other as they smiled for the cameras. Kate wore a black Michael Kors blouse with a plunging neckline and printed pants. As for Danny, he stepped out for the star-studded event in a navy blue suit and tie. When E! News' Jason Kennedy chatted with Kate, the actress said that her new man seems fine adjusting to the spotlight before calling him a keeper. Awww! Before arriving at the Snatched premiere, Kate complimented her man's red carpet look in a series of Snapchats. "Baby you look so handsome," she shared. Romance rumors between the pair first sparked in March when cameras caught the twosome sharing a kiss in New York City. Just a few weeks later, Danny was by Kate's side as she celebrated her birthday at Picca Peruvian Cantina in Beverly Hills, Calif. While Danny received plenty of attention this evening, the biggest stars of the night may be Kate's mom Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer. The dynamic duo travels to paradise on the big screen with more than a few unexpected results. Christopher Meloni, Wanda Sykes and Ike Barinholtz also star in the highly anticipated action comedy that hits theatres everywhere Friday. (Eonline)

Ariel Winter Is Living With Boyfriend Levi Meaden and Gets to Kiss the Cook. Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden have taken a major step further in their relationship. The 19-year-old Modern Family star revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday that the two are living together. Winter had purchased a $1.5 million house in Los Angeles last year. She talked to Jimmy Kimmel about how she and her beau, who is also an actor, divide the household duties between themselves. "My boyfriend and I live together and he cooks," she said. "I can't cook at all. He takes care of all that handy stuff. He's great. He does all that. I can bake pies occasionally, pumpkin and apple." "I'm like, the worst 'wifely' person but whatever," she added. "Like I said, I baked those pies. He does everything else." Winter said she prefers to order food via Postmates, adding, 'I ordered eight limes the other day. Just eight limes." The actress stepped out with her boyfriend, a former star of The 100 and Aftermath, last November. They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Fundraiser in Beverly Hills the following month. They have since attended other events together, such as the 2017 SAG Awards and last month's 2017 Coachella festival. (Eonline)

Sarah Hyland is putting her on-screen big sister duties to practice off-screen. The Modern Family actress took to Twitter on Tuesday night to document her experience at the airport, where she claims paparazzi were "digging" for negative info about her costar and on-camera sister, Ariel Winter. "Paps at the airport trying to get me to talk s -- about my girl @arielwinter1," Hyland, 26, tweeted. "Y'all digging for something you're never gonna get." Upon seeing the tweet, 19-year-old Winter replied with, "@Sarah_Hyland love you" and two red heart emojis. The support comes not long after Winter faced backlash and criticism for wearing a sexy ensemble to a red carpet event with her Modern Family cast mates, who all opted for more casual looks. Winter recently defended her decision to wear a full-on glam dress to the Modern Family screening and panel in a statement posted on Instagram. "Why TF does anyone care that I didn't dress casual like everyone else for the panel? Why do I have to be like everyone else?" she wrote. "Why can't people just let other people feel good about themselves and do what they want?" Winter continued. "WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT PEOPLE!" She concluded the statement: "As long as you feel good about yourself that's what matters. I know I did. Don't ever let anyone stifle who you are and how your express yourself. Rant over :)" (People)

Johnny Depp and His Missing Millions: Who's to Blame? Johnny Depp was reportedly half way along to becoming a billionaire before he realized he was having financial problems. According to a report released by The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, the actor earned more than $650 million over a period of more than 13 years. Much of his fortune comes from playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates movies and he will reprise his role again in the fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which hits theaters on May 26. But over the past few years, he has spent more than he could afford -- and more than most people could even dream. The question is, whose fault is that? In 2016, Depp fired his business manager and his group, The Management Group. He sued the group in January for $25 million for alleged fraud and mismanagement, claiming he only learned last year that he is $40 million in debt and blaming the company for allegedly failing to properly maintain his records and keep him informed about his finances. The group fired back with a cross-complaint of fraud, claiming his allegations are false. The filing detailed some of Depp's alleged expenses over the years -- he reportedly supports his family and friends, spent $3 million to blast the ashes of late friend and iconic writer Hunter Thompson out of a cannon, bought a yacht for $18 million, spent $75 million to buy and renovate 14 residences, plus $30,000 a month on wine, $200,000 a month on private planes and $300,000 a month to maintain a staff of 40 people. "It's my money," Depp told The Wall Street Journal in April. "If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it's my thing." The company stated in their filing that Depp "refused to live within his means," despite "repeated warnings about his financial condition" from his advisers. The papers allege the actor's "spending outpaced his earnings," and that "he refused to change his lifestyle" and "was forced to borrow large sums of money to continue living the lifestyle he admittedly chose." The group demands $560,000 in unpaid commissions and credit card fees and a court declaration that the company "complied with all of its fiduciary obligations under the law and that Depp is responsible for his own financial waste." Their filing also states Depp "routinely rejected advice from his professionals," which included his decision to not get a prenup before marrying Amber Heard in 2015. They two finalized a divorce this past January, the day Depp filed his lawsuit against his management company, after an ugly and costly breakup. A source told The Hollywood Reporter that Depp "pulled further away" from his advisers as his financial strain grew more intense and that his key reps struggled to maintain access, adding, "It became harder to find the right time to get him. In the old days, it was just [a question of] when he was free, but now it became [a matter of] finding a time when he was free and clear of mind and in the right mood. He got angry a lot. He'd scream at someone that worked at the house or his security." The cross-complaint states that in 2012, his lawyer and business manager had a "three-hour 'come-to-Jesus' meeting' with him about his money. Depp's lawyer maintains the actor was the person who called the meeting, The Hollywood Reporter said. During the sit-down, the actor was told he could not afford to pay his $2 million monthly bills. The cross-complaint states Depp agreed with their recommendation to take "immediate action" to "prevent his public financial collapse" and agreed to sell his yacht and possibly other assets. Meanwhile, the outcome of Depp's financial and legal issues could affect the relationships between other Hollywood performers and their business managers, many of which already have strained relationships. "I believe we are on to something that will change how Hollywood business is done in the future," the actor's lawyer told The Hollywood Reporter. "If that is correct, the Depp case will have a larger meaning and effect beyond the personal interests of the parties." (Eonline)

Bow Wow Claps Back At The Trolls Dragging Him Over His Private Jet Fib -- See What He Had To Say HERE! Bow Wow may've been caught in a Hilarious lie, but he really couldn't care less! As we previously reported, the Like Mike actor was DRAGGED online after he was caught lying about how he was traveling to NYC. Specifically, the former child star took to Instagram on Tuesday to claim he was heading to the Big Apple via private jet, only to be snapped shortly thereafter on a commercial flight. LOLz! To make matters worse, in response to the Let Me Hold You artist's fib, fans on Twitter have started the "Bow Wow Challenge" where users attempt to make false claims about how rich they are. Ouch. Thankfully, the Roll Bounce star isn't letting this VERY embarrassing online snafu get him down. In fact, the 30-year-old had quite the clap back for his haters as he noted in a recent interview: "The thing with the Internet is -- we live in a time where it's a show and prove type of thing. A lot of people can't take comments. A lot of people can't take scrutiny. So therefore, as a man, I hope you have balls to stand up for yourself and fight for yourself." So, is this you standing up for yourself?? Got it. He continued: "A guy like me, like today they put up a story about me not coming to New York in a private plane ... but I know how I got to New York, you know what I mean? So it's like ... what do I have to prove?" Well, bud, you don't have to prove anything... but you are the one who was BUSTED for lying. So maybe fans just want a little explanation as to why you lied? Nonetheless, Bow Wow seems resolved to move forward with his life following the internet scandal. The industry vet added: "Like I'm not gonna get on my Instagram and make a one minute video ... like for what? Cause then you'll get comments like 'You're Bow Wow, you have nothing to prove.' So therefore, if you know who you are you've got nothing to prove." (Perez Hilton)

Scott Disick's hitting the bottle HARD again and his friends think he's so far gone the only solution is rehab. Our Scott sources tell us he's been in a downward spiral since learning baby mama Kourtney Kardashian is banging 23-year-old model Younes Bendjima. Scott's been trying for a long time to resurrect his relationship with Kourtney. As we reported, he feels betrayed because he says she's been dangling a carrot that she'd get back with him if he stopped drinking -- which he did. When he found out about the model, he lost it. Scott hit up TAO on Cinco de Mayo and he was at The Peppermint Club Monday night. On the surface it seems Scott's just fine ... because he's been hooking up with 19-year-old Ella Ross, but his friends say it's just a get-back relationship ... getting back at Kourtney. We're told his house has been a non-stop, alcohol-fueled party for weeks ... a party he sometime takes to the clubs. We broke the story, Scott is starring in a home-flipping pilot executive produced by Kris Jenner. As for how his drinking mixes with shooting a show, his friends say he's been doing that for years. (TMZ)

Jason Derulo threw a tantrum and vandalized a limo with shards of broken champagne glasses ... according to the limo company suing him for almost $10k -- but the singer's associates say it wasn't him. Lonnie Reynolds of American Limo Services tells TMZ ... one of his Sprinter vans picked up Jason and a group of friends in March to take him to his O.C. club gig. Everything was cool until they got back to Jason's L.A. crib at the end of the night. Lonnie claims Jason demanded the driver pull right up to his front door, but the driver refused ... fearing he'd take out some trees. He claims Jason and crew got pissed, and according to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- they used broken champagne flutes to stab seats, scratch windows ... and punched the stereo system. However, sources connected to Jason deny he had anything to do with the mayhem. In fact, they tell us he wasn't even in the van that night. Lonnie's company is only suing Derulo -- none of his friends -- for the total damage ... $9,490. (TMZ)

The guy arrested at 50 Cent's mansion was dressed like a cat burglar, and did his research before the alleged caper, but still got thwarted by a top-notch security system ... TMZ has learned. Edwin Joyce tried to make his way into the home through the generator room, but set off an alarm that alerted property manager, David Holloway ... according to the police report. Law enforcement sources tell us Holloway peered out and saw Joyce creeping through a garage, and moving across the mansion's grounds. We're told that's when Holloway ran to his vehicle and drove to the main road to call 911. We're told Joyce was wearing dark clothes and a dark knit cap when cops busted him. Officers found a printout of directions from a nearby hotel to Fiddy's pad ... indicating the burglary was anything but random. Joyce was charged Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court and is being held on $125,000 bail. (TMZ)


Kate Middleton Is a Beauty in Blue for Solo Trip to Luxembourg. Let them eat cake! For Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's most recent solo trip to Luxembourg Wednesday, that was certainly a theme of the day as the royal mother of two was presented with a multi-tiered cake in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the treaty of London, which secured Luxembourg's independence and neutrality in 1867. Middleton arrived in the country in honor of the occasion, dressed elegantly as usual in a powder blue coat by one of her favorite designers, Emilia Wickstead. During the packed day, the duchess enjoyed a visit to the capital city's museum of modern art, Mudam, alongside Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Princess Stephanie. During the tour, Middleton took in exhibits by modern British artists and was particularly intrigued by a fountain filled with black ink -- a unique creation by Luxembourg artist Su-Mei Tse. Afterward, she helped unveil a series of murals of Luxembourg Tour de France legends at a cycling-themed festival at Place Clairefontaine. Before heading to the Grand Ducal Palace to meet and pose for photos with members of the Grand Ducal family, the mother of two took some time to speak with a group of youngsters from St George's International School in Luxembourg. As one mother noted to reporters, "She wanted to know how old [my son] was and what school year he was in," she said. "She was very natural and down to earth to talk to." (Eonline)

Tina Fey Gives a Mean Girls Broadway Musical Update. This is going to be so fetch! When Tina Fey stopped by NBC's The Tonight Show Wednesday, she confirmed that the Mean Girls musical is "moving along" nicely. "I mean, I'll probably come back here like five more times before we actually come to Broadway," she joked with Jimmy Fallon, "but it's a real thing now." "When it's a new show, you practice it here and then you go out of town -- either to Chicago or La Jolla or wherever. We're going to D.C. We're at the National Theatre," Tina said. "You can buy tickets now. Previews start on Halloween. It's so cool. It's so fun because -- you can sing -- but I've been in stuff that's like movie musicals, whatever, a little bit. The secret with movie musicals is you can secretly suck and be a star. But to do things on stage? Like, these kids are so talented. We have the cast now. We've been rehearsing for about a month. There's a bunch of baby Timberlakes. Everyone can do everything! They just sing so loud and they dance so hard." Tina added, "Like, my brain is broken!" "My husband, Jeff Richmond, is writing all the music, and this woman, Nell Benjamin, is writing all the lyrics. It's really exciting," said Tina, who is writing the book. Additionally, Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw is the musical's choreographer and director. Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson are producing the show, which will run in the nation's capital from Oct. 31 to Dec. 3. The Mean Girls musical is expected to open on Broadway in 2018. Mocking President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey, she joked, "The theater is like three blocks from the White House, so you can make a little trip of it. Or if you work there and you get fired, come down and see the show. Twenty percent off if you got fired that day." Before the interview ended, Jimmy asked for an update on Tina's two kids, Alice Richmond and Penelope Richmond. "They're getting so big. Thank you for asking. Time flies!" the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt producer admitted. "Alice, my older one, is 11. I really can't say more than that, because recently she said to me, 'Hey, I was at my friend's house and her older sister showed me a link of you telling a bunch of stories about me as a baby on talk shows.' I was like, 'I don't know what you're talking about...That never happened.' So, I can't talk about her anymore." Tina's 5-year-old daughter, meanwhile, is "a real honey badger." For example, she said, "She kind of knows she's funny. Like, she knows it's funny to put your finger in the crack of your butt and then chase people with it; I didn't know that until my 20s. She's already got that on lock!" (Eonline)

There was some major father-son bonding at the European film premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. David Beckham celebrated his acting debut on Wednesday with the support of his 18-year-old mini-me Brooklyn at London's Cineworld Empire. The retired soccer player, 42, looked dapper in a tweed suit while his son dressed more casual in a white T-shirt and slacks. "So proud of @davidbeckham!" David's wife and fashion designer Victoria Beckham congratulated her husband on social media. At the event, the Beckhams were joined by the film's leading man, Charlie Hunnam, as well as director Guy Ritchie and his wife, Jacqui Ainsley. Ritchie's 16-year-old son Rocco, whose mother is Madonna, later joined his father at the after party held at The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for Beckham's two-minute appearance when you go see King Arthur. The former athlete portrays Trigger, a smart-mouthed (and scarred!) soldier to the king, and the role marks his first full-on speaking part in a feature-length film. Beckham was covered in prosthetics for his part, making him nearly unrecognizable. He was given a pair of yellow, false teeth to harden his grin, and prosthetic scars on his face to hide his signature good looks. "My role is pretty small in this and I have one or two lines," the father of four shared on Instagram. This will be Beckham's second appearance in a film directed by Ritchie, whom he calls one of his "best friends." He made a quick, wordless cameo in 2015's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters on May 12. (People)

Mayim Bialik got together with a longtime pal on Wednesday: her Blossom costar Michael Stoyanov, who played her brother on the show. The Big Bang Theory star posted the photo of them together on Instagram, with the caption, "He looks more like me than I do. Yes. He played my older brother on #blossom. He is helping unzip my dress outside of a dive bar in the village. I love him. @mikestoyanov we are still so much fun after all these years!!!" Blossom, which aired for five seasons on NBC, premiered in 1990 and ended in 1995. The show centered on Blossom Russo, who lived with her father and two brothers, one of whom was played by Stoyanov, and the other was played by Joey, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence at different stages of the character's life. Stoyanov recently appeared on Billions as Terry Burke. In her new book, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, Bialik writes she was "teased a lot" while growing up, but she now looks back and is thankful that she was a "late bloomer." "I developed late; I was really short, and my body didn't get curves until I was about 16. I didn't start my menstrual cycle until late in high school. I was not interested in dating, and as I shared before, I had my first kiss when I was acting in a TV show when I was 14," she writes. "I didn't have my first real boyfriend until I was 17, and I never 'casually' dated. I never hooked up with guys at camp or at school; I have only had long-term relationships, and I believe very strongly in having one committed partner at a time." While she felt embarrassed at the time about her "late bloomer" label, the 41-year-old mother of two is now proud of it. "I used to feel ashamed that I was such a late bloomer, but now I embrace it," writes Bialik, who adds, "and I get to experience a lot of beauty and joy and love in ways I never imagined I could when I was a shy, awkward girl." Bialik's new book, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, is on sale now. (People)

While Paris Hilton's fame has dimmed a lot since the early 2000s, she's certain about one thing: She thinks she invented the selfie. "If a beeper had a camera, I would have taken a selfie with it," Hilton, 36, told W Magazine in an interview, indicating that she is, in fact, the leader of the selfie world. "I think I have a selfie from when I was a little kid, like on a disposable camera," she said. Hilton is well-aware of the fact that she was a trendsetter, and she recognizes how much the celebrity world has changed. "We started a whole new genre of celebrity that no one had seen before," Hilton said. She made sure to point out that now it's "so easy becoming famous," emphasizing the fact that "anybody with a phone can do it." Now, Hilton is working on DJing and growing her empire. "I want to have something substantial and something that lasts," she said. (Page Six)

Steve Harvey's New Set of Alleged Staff Rules to Combat "Being Ambushed" Will Make Your Head Spin. Steve Harvey is laying down the law. In an alleged email sent by the daytime talk show host to his staff and published by, Harvey outlines an admittedly strict set of restrictions issued at the start of the current season. Sources told Variety the memo was sent to his staff in Chicago before the start of the fifth season of his former daytime talk show, Steve Harvey, which ran for five seasons. E! News has reached out to Harvey's rep for comment. In an attempt to find "more free time for me throughout the day" and end "ambushing," Harvey asks his staff to not enter his dressing room, approach him in the hallways or speak to him while getting his makeup done. He writes in the reported message, "There will be no more meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE. Do not come into my dressing room unless invited." "Do not open my dressing room door," Steve warns. "IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED. My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me." Instead, Harvey says he will begin implementing an appointment-only process in order to avoid being "taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past." He explains later on, "I hate being ambushed." Additionally, he requests individuals to knock or use the doorbell when entering his dressing room, but only if they've been asked to speak with Steve directly. Steve then "promises" to "not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me. He concludes with a disclaimer, writing, "Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment." Harvey has yet to comment publicly on the allegations. After five years filming The Steve Harvey Show in Chicago, production is set to end. Harvey is moving his syndicated program to Los Angeles, and the new series will premiere Sept. 12. (Eonline)

Caitlyn Jenner Confirms She Hasn't Spoke to Kim Kardashian In A Long Time. Caitlyn Jenner has confirmed it has been a while since she has talked to Kim Kardashian, who has said she is heartbroken by the way her mother Kris Jenner has been affected by the Olympian's new tell-all book. In the transgender woman's new memoir, The Secrets of My Life, she talks about her relationship to her ex, writing, "I tell Kris about my gender issues before I make love to her," but that Kris "insists that she was taken by surprise by my ultimate transition to Caitlyn." Kris has expressed anger over the book, saying everything written about her there is made up. Kim defended her mother on The Ellen DeGeneres show last month, adding she personally has not talked to Caitlyn in a couple of weeks. "I love Kimberly, I think she's a wonderful person," Caitlyn said on the Today show on Australia's 9 Network Thursday. "But, well, to be honest with you, I really haven't talked to her in a long time. I've kind of let everything calm down. So I kind of stay, you know, I keep my distance. I'm out there trying to make a difference in the world. There's a lot of drama in the Kardashian family. This is my book about my opinions on things that had happened with me and my family. Any time I express my opinion, you know, with my family, there's always challenges in doing that." Kim had told Ellen DeGeneres that she will "always love" Caitlyn, saying, "that was my stepdad for so many years. She taught me about character and so much growing up." But she also said, "I just feel like I don't respect the character that she's showing now...I just feel like there's no need for a book. Tell your story, but just don't bash other people." "My heart breaks for my mom, because I feel like she's been through so much," Kim said. "I just feel like it's unfair; things aren't truthful." Last month, Kim "liked" a person's tweet that read, "Question of the year," which was a response to another user's tweet that read, "So when is Caitlyn going to actually talk about herself rather than everyone else." Caitlyn first publicly revealed her intent to live as a transgender woman in a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer. Kim, Kris and other members of her family later expressed support for her. Caitlyn told Sawyer said Kim "has been by far the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to." But were they previously kept in the dark about her decision? Khloe Kardashian had said on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM last year that the family finally learned that Caitlyn planned on transitioning while watching her 2015 Diane Sawyer interview. She said during a business meeting for Caitlyn's docu-series, I Am Cait, "They mentioned Bruce had a television show about transitioning, and that's the first we heard of it." "We felt betrayed because more business people [knew]," Khloe said. Caitlyn said on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM radio station Radio Andy last month that Khloe's comments to Howard Stern pissed her off "'cause I never lied to her, you know, if I didn't tell her everything. First of all, she never asked." She added that Khloe "hasn't talked to me in, like, two years." Caitlyn also talked about her book on The Talk Wednesday. She said she "was so nice to Kris" in her book and that the two are "not talking as much as we used to, but I'm sure that'll change when everything calms down." "I miss everybody," she said. "My house is open. My relationship with some of kids is better and with others it's maybe a little more strained. But I think as time goes on, that'll change." (Eonline)

Rob Kardashian Is M.I.A. at Blac Chyna's 29th Birthday Party. Where in the world is Rob Kardashian? Not at Blac Chyna's birthday party. The reality star was noticeably missing from photos of the makeup mogul's celebration Wednesday night, hours ahead of her 29th birthday Thursday. The new mom of two rang in the occasion alongside her BFF Paige, her mom, Tokyo Toni, and a group of other pals. However, Kardashian did not appear to be a member of the celebratory crew. The only sign of the 30-year-old dad Thursday was on Instagram, where he promoted his line of Arthur George socks earlier in the day. This time last year, they celebrated together at a Miami nightclub with a cake and Kardashian even showered the star with 28 bouquets of flowers among other gifts. While they may not be an item romantically anymore, they are united in their devotion to their only child together, daughter Dream. "They are co-parenting and independently working on themselves but they're more cordial now than they have been, which is why they hung out recently," a source previously shared with E! News. "But by no means are they back together." Although the parents no longer live together, they have worked out a routine where they both can see the infant. According to the insider, Rob sees Dream weekly and "he's always so happy to see her." Sounds like it was the perfect time for some father-daughter bonding. (Eonline)

While the Dark Knight is busy brooding, his former Angel doesn't seem to have a care in the world. Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima was spotted in full foxy glory Wednesday, as she arrived at a photo shoot in Dumbo. The Brazilian bombshell was out and about in Brooklyn after last week stomping on the heart of her baseball beau -- Mets pitcher Matt "Dark Knight" Harvey -- by attending a Met Gala after-party with an ex. That other man was NFL star Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots. Harvey, 28, sunk into such a funk when he saw paparazzi pics of Lima with another man, he boozed it up into the wee hours Saturday and missed the team's game that night. Mets brass suspended him three days for going AWOL, and he issued an apology to his teammates. Lima, 35, meanwhile, appeared to be moving on with her life as she tooled around town in a bright- red dress Wednesday -- after all, sources told The Post, she was never that into Harvey. (Page Six)


Miley Cyrus Releases New Single "Malibu" After Lengthy Hiatus. It's finally here! After a long wait, Miley Cyrus' new single "Malibu" is here in all its glory. The song debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. The former Disney darling has spoken about the inspiration behind the track, namely her fiance Liam Hemsworth, and why the two ultimately had to take a break. "I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you're like, 'I don't recognize you anymore.' We had to re-fall for each other," she said in a candid interview with Billboard. Cyrus also shared that this upcoming album is entirely on her terms. "I know exactly where I am right now. I know what I want this record to be. And not in the sense of manipulation -- wanting something from my fans or the audience, like some slimy thing -- 'How do I get attention?' I never thought about that." She continued, "This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don't give a f--k. But right now is not a time to give a f--k about people. I'm giving the world a hug and saying, 'Hey, look. We're good, I love you.' And I hope you can say you love me back." Earlier in the week, the 24-year-old hinted at some upcoming lyrics from the single on Instagram. "It's supposed to be this hot all summer long. I never would've believed you if 3 years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song." She also shared the single's cover art -- showing her smiling while on a grassy field -- and gave a shout out to her future hubby for snapping the shot. Cyrus will be performing "Malibu" at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21 -- but for now, thankfully, fans don't have to wait to hear her new tunes. (Eonline)

Jennifer Hudson Joins The Voice Season 13. There's a new face joining The Voice coaching line-up for season 13 and she's bringing some singing competition experience to the job. NBC has announced that Jennifer Hudson will perched among one of the show's iconic revolving chairs this fall alongside mainstays Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as Miley Cyrus, returning after taking the spring cycle off. "Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that "The Voice" stands for," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show." J.Hud is no stranger to The Voice, having served as a coach on the U.K. version earlier this year where she won her first season on the series. And she, of course, brings with her a deep understanding of what the aspiring singers are going through courtesy of her experience as a contestant on the third season of American Idol. She replaces departing coach Alicia Keys, who, after two consecutive seasons, has asserted that she's ready to walk away from the show for good. Cyrus, on the other hand, returns to give Gwen Stefani a break. While not confirmed, it's presumed Blake Shelton's boo will be back in the spring. Are you looking forward to J.Hud on The Voice? Season 12 of The Voice continues on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Season 13 will premiere this fall. (Eonline)

There's Speculation That Harry Styles Wrote "Two Ghosts" About Taylor Swift and the Internet Is Losing It. Harry Styles is dropping his debut solo album later this week, and it is causing quite the chatter... about Taylor Swift . Not only did the former One Direction band member recently open up to Rolling Stone magazine about his past relationship with the Grammy-winning singer, but there has also been speculation on whether there will be a song on his new album about their time together. At first glance, many fans believed "Ever Since New York" would about the "Welcome to New York" singer, but after Harry debuted the song during a live performance on Saturday Night Live and the lyrics were released the hype largely died down. Now, many fans believe "Two Ghosts" may actually be the song about his relationship with T.Swift. After Apple Music released a 30-second trailer of Harry's upcoming Behind the Album documentary, it did not take long for the Internet to put a few puzzle pieces together. In the video, Harry is singing an unreleased song that matches the lyrics shown in his notebook. "Same lips red, same eyes blue/ Same white shirt, couple more tattoos/But it's not you, and it's not me/Tastes so sweet, looks so real/Sounds like something that I used to feel/But I can't touch what I see/We're not who we used to be/We're not who we used to be/We're just two ghosts standing in..." While the lyrics are heavily blurred, many are saying this is about the girl who has that "red lip classic" thing that Harry likes, Taylor. Along with red lips the lyrics also mention a white t-shirt. Taylor famously sang about both in her hit song "Style" -- predominantly rumored to be about Mr. Styles himself. In addition, "Same eyes blue" could be in reference to Taylor's piercing blue eyes. "I mean, I don't know if they're about me or not... but the issue is, she's so good, they're bloody everywhere," Harry told Rolling Stone after he was asked if Taylor wrote songs about him on 1989. "I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I'm lucky if everything [we went through together] helped create those songs. That's what hits your heart." "That's the stuff that's hardest to say, and it's the stuff I talk least about," Harry continued. "That's the part that's about the two people. I'm never going to tell anybody everything." While the "Sign of the Times" singer kept a tight lip on most of the details, he did have high praise for Taylor's music. "They're great songs...It's the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever." This isn't the first time fans have thought a song was addressed to Taylor. Fans of One Direction also thought the band's Top 10 hit "Perfect" was about her too. While many parallels were made between the song and their relationship, fans were particularly interested in the line, "And if you're looking for someone to write your break-up songs about, Baby, I'm perfect, Baby, we're perfect." The song that was released after Taylor's "Style" came out was accompanied by a music video with a solo Harry sitting in a hotel room during that particular line. Both Taylor and Harry have not confirmed or denied the songs being about each other, which only encourages more speculation as more information is released. The self-titled debut album will be released on May 12. (Eonline)

Lorde Calls Dancing on a Car in 'Green Light' Video 'One of the Strangest Things I've Done'. Three years after her 2013 hit debut album Pure Heroine, Lorde is preparing for the release of Melodrama on June 16. The music video for "Green Light," the first single from the upcoming album, follows the singer as she lives her best life, dancing in a club and around a city. In a new visual feature for Vevo called "Off Screen," she says the point of the video was to be realistic. "I want to look the way my friends see me. I want to feel like I could be any one of the young people who listen to my music," she said. She then talks about the scene in the instantly iconic video where she dances on top of a Suburban, laughing about the crew having to wipe off the dew, as the 3 a.m. cold air led to a slippery surface. "Cars generally are not built to have a girl dancing around and losing her mind on top of them. It was one of the strangest things I've done," she recalls. (Billboard)

Alejandro Sanz 'Más es Más' Concert to Be Streamed Worldwide. Spanish Company Feel the Live Partners With AMC Iberia to offer the one-time anniversary concert. Alejandro Sanz will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his game-changing Latin pop album Más with a unique concert at Madrid's Vicente Calderón Stadium on June 24. All of the tickets for show at the 55,000-capacity stadium had been snatched up by February, making Sanz the first Spanish artist ever to sell out every available seat in the stadium. (And he will be the last to do so: soccer team Atletico Madrid played its last game in the historic stadium on May 8; it is set for demolition in 2018.) Sanz will perform the songs from the album during the show, accompanied by a line-up of numerous international guests. The artists and his label, Universal Music, assure that the Más es Más show will not be repeated. To allow those not in Madrid for the big night to see it, Feel the Live, a Spanish company that offers live streaming of concerts by Spanish and Latin American artists has partnered with AMC Networks International Iberia to offer the Más concert to global audiences. Fans must purchase a 4.99 euro "ticket" (the cost is about $5.40) to access the concert on the Feel the Live website to watch Sanz perform his signature hit "Corazón Partio" and other songs from the enduring album. (Billboard)

Ja Rule borrowed a huge chunk of change less than a month before the disastrous Fyre Festival ... and now the lender's come-a-knocking for some payback. The Fyre hits keep coming for Ja and Billy McFarland. EHL Funding says it loaned the duo $3 million on April 10 -- 18 days before the festival -- to help cover costs. Gotta wonder where the dough went -- based on how Fyre turned out -- and now EHL is concerned it's not going to be repaid. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Ja and Billy are supposed to make weekly payments for the next year. EHL says it received a few payments on time ... totaling just under $900k, but it's been radio silence since April 21. After nearly 3 weeks, the lender's pissed and says Ja and Billy have defaulted on the loan -- so, it's suing to get all the money back, plus interest ... STAT! We've reached out to Ja and Billy's reps. No word back. (TMZ)


Eva Longoria's Latest Film Lowriders Is All About Family, the American Dream and, Yes, Some Very Sexy Cars. You don't have to be a car enthusiast to get the point of Lowriders. Though once you see those four-wheeled works of art, you might be a convert. "I didn't get to drive one in the movie but in between takes they let me do the switches," Eva Longoria said, miming the motions of a lowrider's signature bounce. "It just scared me so much because they're so expensive. 'Eva Longoria breaks the car!' I was like, 'No, not going to be me.'" Longoria grew up around lowrider culture -- a religion all its own -- in Texas, so when the script for director Ricardo de Montreuil's film came her way, she got the message right away. "I think a lot of people don't understand the lowriding community," the actress told E! News' Marc Malkin. "The lowriding community is about family, and culture and legacy and tradition. It's a beautiful, beautiful art form and I hope people walk away from the movie understanding, 'Oh, that's what the culture means.'" Longoria plays Gloria, whose husband Miguel Alvarez -- played by Demián Bichir -- owns an auto shop that caters to the lowrider community in East Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood. Miguel's son Danny (Gabriel Chavarria) works in his dad's shop -- Alvarez & Sons Motors -- but his true love is street art, and he dreams of making a career out of painting and drawing. Meanwhile, Miguel is estranged from his other son, Francisco, or "Ghost" (Theo Rossi), who's just been released from jail and has a chip on his shoulder for obvious reasons. "I met with Eva and I knew she was a very smart, strong woman, very concerned about politics and social issues," de Montreuil told E! News. "She had that very motherly quality that I was looking for in Gloria -- a character that really grounds and holds together the family." Bichir, who had previously met Chavarria on the film A Better Life, was a natural to play the family patriarch, a recovering alcoholic who's still seething with "internal rage" over his first wife's death and stubbornly refuses to see eye to eye with his sons. Both de Montreuil and Longoria are excited for audiences to see Lowriders and hopefully better understand that the values, hopes and dreams within the Mexican-American community portrayed in the film at the end of the day traverse cultural and ethnic lines. And as anyone who's interacted with family in any way knows -- the challenges and conflicts that spring up among the ties that bind are universal. "When you're growing up you want to rebel, against your parents, you feel your culture isn't cool enough, you do want to do whatever [the kids are doing]," de Montreuil says. "And eventually you have to grow up, you realize that who you are and where you come from is the most valuable thing you have, and what makes you the most proud." While the film was years in the making for de Montreuil, who moved to L.A. 12 years ago from his native Peru, it just so happened that the release couldn't be more timely, now that so much of the political conversation is about putting up walls between countries and cultures rather than breaking them down. "The reality is that most Mexican-Americans are Americans," de Montreuil says. "A lot of them don't speak Spanish or couldn't understand it, and sometimes people forget that. First of all, they are Americans, with Mexican heritage, and their culture is very much a fabric of the American culture. "Lowriding was born in the 40s, in the States," he continues. "Worldwide it's extremely popular, in Japan, and Brazil and Italy. Sometimes I feel like it's not appreciated as the amazing, beautiful art form it is, and I think it should be embraced as part of American culture, just like rock or jazz." With that being said, de Montreuil isn't looking to speak for an entire people. "Danny's family, Miguel's family doesn't represent all Latinos in the country," he says. "Not every Latino's into lowriding, but at the same time, they are a typical Latino family, you know? And at the same time, they're no different from any other family." And in addition to the crackerjack cast, which came together with a "magical" dynamism in de Montreuil's eyes, there are the gleaming, meticulously maintained cars. "Being around people who owned and cherished their lowriders was a pretty amazing thing to experience," Yvette Monreal, who plays Danny's college-bound friend Claudia, tells E! News. "You can see all the hard work and details that were put into these cars. Lowrider culture is way more than just building and putting these cars together for show, it's about the relationships people create during the experience. Loyalty and become family. It's awesome!" Longoria thinks the film, which also stars Melissa Benoist and Tony Revolori, does "a beautiful job" depicting lowrider culture, including the legacy and tradition behind it. "This movie is so relevant about, 'Yeah what does the American dream look like?'" she told us. "I think Miguel's character is right when he says, just because the American dream may look a different way, doesn't mean it's not for you. Everybody has a different idea of what that means. Especially in a country like the United States, where the fastest growing demographic is the Latino community. So there's a lot of our community threaded through this country in a very beautiful way." As for the cast, "everybody's amazing -- but the cars upstage all of us." Lowriders opens in theaters Friday, May 12. (Eonline)

Disney, Sony Venture to Release Cannes Competition Film 'Loveless' in Russia. The film about a couple locked in a bitter divorce is Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev's third Palme d'Or contender. Sony will release Andrei Zvyagintsev's Cannes competition contender Loveless across the director's home territory of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which is a collection of former Soviet states. The film will be released by Sony's Russian unit Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) on around 600 screens across Russia on June 1, days after the closing of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on May 28, its producer Alexander Rodnyansky told The Hollywood Reporter. Zvyagintsev's fourth feature is his fourth appearance in the official selection at Cannes and his third competition entry. Three years ago, his last film Leviathan won the best screenplay honor in the festival's competition before going on to win a Golden Globe. It narrowly missed out on an Oscar in 2015 when Poland's Ida took that honor in the best foreign-language film category. Loveless, which opens the Palme d'Or competition program on May 17, tells the story of a couple locked in a bitter divorce battle forced to cooperate when its young son goes missing after witnessing one of his parents' violent arguments. The film was made without any Russian state subsidies as Russia's culture minister Vladimir Medinsky blacklisted Zvyaginstev for future funding after dubbing Leviathan "anti-Russian." At the time, commenting on the Golden Globe win for Leviathan, Medinsky said: "Films that are sharply critical of the current government and, frankly spit on it, filled with hopelessness and existential meaninglessness, should not be funded by taxpayers." Rodnyansky, who produces Zvyaginstev's films, said that following the "uproar" over Leviathan he had made a "conscious decision to make our next with film without any state involvement whatsoever." He added: "We never applied for state money and no one ever came to us volunteering to provide any." The film, for which Rodnyansky declined to specify the budget other than to say Zvyagintsev's works were usually "moderately expensive," was made as a European co-production involving his company Non-Stop Production, Russian producer Gleb Fetisov's Fetisoff Illusion, French company Why Not Production, Belgium's Les Films du Fleuve and Germany company Senior Film Production with support from Eurimages, Arte, Canal+, WDR and Cine+. The film has been pre-sold for distribution in France through Pyramide Distribution, and Paris-based Wild Bunch is handling international sales. Rodnyansky added that he has worked with WDSSPR in Russia many times-for example on Stalingrad, the highest-grossing Russian film of the past decade-and on his most recent release The Duelist. There has been no word from Russian culture minister Medinksy on the inclusion of Loveless in the official selection at Cannes. Leviathan, which was Zvyaginstev's only film to ever receive any government funding, was partially financed by the culture ministry. Medinsky still reportedly uses the film as an example for "wrong" funding choices. Rodnyansky declined to comment on Medinsky's reported attitude other than to say: "It seems to me that in the opinion of the Ministry of Culture there are more important events in the cultural life of our country than a Russian film being selected to compete in the most prestigious international film festival." (Hollywood Reporter)

Korean Film Council Chairman Offers Resignation. South Korean filmmakers had criticized Kim Sae-hoon's leadership of the state body even before his tenure began in 2015. The chairman of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), a state-backed organization for promoting South Korean cinema, has offered his resignation, the Korean culture ministry said on Thursday. The news follows the election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea's new president on Tuesday and his inauguration on Wednesday. Moon has promised a reorganization of KOFIC, among other things, in his campaign. Kim Sae-hoon, an animation expert and professor, had been due to serve through Dec. 30. He was named chairman in January 2015 and had faced criticism from within the Korean film industry even before he began his tenure. Shortly after it became known in December 2014 that Kim would take office, the Korea Film Directors' Society and Korea Scenario Writers Association submitted petitions against the decision. Last year, when the Korean film scene got swept up in a state-sponsored censorship crisis -- a critical issue in the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye -- KOFIC's own employees took up arms against the 52-year-old. The former Park administration has been condemned for compiling a blacklist of artists including the likes of Oldboy helmer Park Chan-wook, which excluded them from government funding. In December, the council's labor union released a public statement condemning the council's head Kim Sae-hoon for "failing to fulfill his role and endorsing the Park Geun-hye administration's unfair measures to oppress the film industry." On Feb. 7, the Directors Guild of Korea said that petition calling for the ouster of Kim among others. Kim previously served as a committee member of KOFIC and the Institute for the Future of State, a think tank run by Park Geun-hye. Kim was reportedly recommended for the KOFIC post by Kim Jong-deok, a former culture minister who has been arrested for his implication in compiling the blacklist. In spite of the current political climate, however, onlookers say Kim's resignation is unlikely to go into effect as KOFIC itself is currently being audited. Best known as an academic, Kim is known for teaching in the animation department at Sejong University, directing several animated shorts and heading the Animation Society of Korea. (Hollywood Reporter)

Cannes: Hugh Bonneville to Play Roald Dahl in New Biopic. The film will tell the story of the beloved author's marriage to Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal at the start of the 1960s. From lord of the manor to the lord of children's literature. Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Viceroy's House) is set to play Roald Dahl in an untitled biopic about the famed author of beloved novels such as Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. Goldcrest Films, which is financing and co-producing the film alongside overseeing global sales and distribution, is set to introduce the project to buyers in Cannes. Atticus Pictures co-produces. Emmy-winning filmmaker John Hay (Lost Christmas) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with David Logan. Billed as a bittersweet, comedic and heart-warming story of Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal's (Breakfast at Tiffany's) marriage to Dahl, the film will be set between New York, England and L.A. at the beginning of the 1960s as the writer struggles over some of his most famous works, and his wife returns to acting with Hud (for which she would finally win an Oscar). In the vein of Saving Mr. Banks and Finding Neverland the film will also be populated by a host of household names from the world of entertainment, including Paul Newman. "This film tracks the personal triumphs and tragedies behind the marriage of two globally known superstars," said Goldcrest managing director Pascal Degove. "John and David's excellent script is an audience-pleasing portrayal of Roald and Patricia's touching love story backgrounded by the cinematic sweep of the swinging sixties." Added Elliot Jenkins, who produces for Atticus Films: "Personally I can't imagine anyone better than Hugh Bonneville to give the ambivalent nature of Roald Dahl's life: He was such a man of wounded parts below his polished veneer of self-confidence." The Untitled Roald Dahl & Patricia Neal project is based on Stephen Michael Shearer's novel An Unquiet Life. Production is due to start later this year. (Hollywood Reporter)


Gypsy Sneak Peek: Is Naomi Watts the Worst Therapist Ever in Netflix's New Show? The therapist is in, but that doesn't mean she's going to do you any good. The first sneak peek for Gypsy, the new 10-episode Netflix drama starring Naomi Watts, is here and it's a sight to behold. In the psychological thriller, Watts plays Jean Halloway, a therapist with what seems like the perfect life. Seems being the operative word. Soon Jean begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patient's lives. Professional and personal become blurred as "she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds." "I will always provide a safe and trusting haven for my patients," Watts' character says in the teaser. "I will remain objective in my relationships. I will not violate the physical boundaries of the patient. I will always do no harm." That's a lie. Gypsy hails from writer Lisa Rubin and Fifty Shades of Grey's Sam Taylor Johnson. Spotlight's Billy Crudup also stars as Michael Halloway, Jean's husband. Kingsman veteran Sophie Cookson is Sydney, Lucy Boynton of Murder on the Orient Express plays Jean's patient Allison, and Nocturnal Animals' Karl Glusman is Jean's patient Sam. Watts got her start doing Australian TV. The Oscar nominee appeared in the short-lived series Sleepwalkers in 1997, played herself on BoJack Horseman, and will appear in Showtime's revival of Twin Peaks later this year. Gypsy premieres Friday, June 30 on Netflix. (Eonline)

Modern Family Renewed for 2 More Seasons at ABC. Modern Family isn't going anywhere...yet. ABC has renewed the long-running comedy for a ninth and 10th season, meaning we're getting at least two more years to hang out with the Pritchett-Dunphy clan, with the option for more seasons beyond that. Will we finally find out who's behind this very lengthy documentary about the family? The series has earned 22 Emmys over its eight seasons so far out of a total of 75 nominations. The ensemble cast of Modern Family includes Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and Jeremy Maguire. "Modern Family has been the centerpiece of our comedy brand for 8 seasons and we are thrilled to have it on our schedule for two more years," ABC president Channing Dungey said in a statement. "[Creators] Steve and Chris have created such endearing characters, and the cast is second-to-none." Co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan said, "We are beyond thrilled that we get to spend more time with these characters, these amazing actors, our ridiculously-talented writers and our incredible crew - all of whom are like family to us. And the good kind of family, not the kind that argues with you all the time." Co-creator and executive producer Christopher Lloyd also released a statement, joking that the show's run will last longer than Alexander the Great's reign. "We have been blessed since day one on Modern Family, and having the opportunity to spend two more years with these characters -- and the brilliant actors behind them -- is the latest, and best, in a series of gaudy gifts. There is so much more to explore in the lives of this family, and so many pressing needs in the lives of our own actual families to go on ignoring, that this timing could not have worked out any better. Truly, it's a humbling experience. Ty Burrell has already pointed out that Alexander the Great's entire reign only lasted 8 1/2 years (326 -317 BC) so yes, everyone is deeply humbled by this." The reason for renewal delay? Modern Family hails from an outside studio, 20th Century Fox Television, and airs on ABC. The two-season renewal follows similarly to what CBS and Warner Bros. did for The Big Bang Theory which also recently underwent contract negotiations. "Modern Family remains one of the studio's most prized assets and we are enormously grateful to ABC for this two year pickup," Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman, Presidents of 20th Century Fox Television, also said in a statement. Steve and Chris are genius producers who created nothing less than a television classic, and they would be the first to tell you that their cast and crew are the best there is. We feel incredibly proud to be the studio supporting them and look forward to many more hilarious episodes." The season eight finale airs Wednesday, May 17 and features the whole family -- including guest star Benjamin Bratt as Manny's dad -- prepping for Manny (Rodriguez) and Luke's (Gould) high school graduation day. Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Dynasty Reboot Officially Coming to The CW. Dynasty is returning to television. The CW has ordered Dynasty to series for the 2017-2018. The reboot of the classic primetime soap starring Joan Collins will now star Grant Show, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley and Rafael de la Fuente. No premiere date or episode count was announced. The CW's Dynasty hails from Gossip Girl and The O.C. veterans Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and executive producers Sallie Patrick of Revenge, Esther and Richard Shapiro, the creators of the original Dynasty, and Jane the Virgin's Brad Siberling. The original Dynasty ran for 220 episodes on ABC from 1981-1989. Over the years it starred Linda Evans, Heather Locklear, John Forsythe, Diahann Carroll, Jack Coleman, Michael Nader and many other famous faces. This is The CW's latest revival of a primetime soap. After successfully launching 90210, a sequel series to Beverly Hills, 90210, The CW tried its hand at Melrose Place, but lightning didn't strike twice. News The CW was working on a Dynasty reboot first broke in September 2016. At the time, this was the plot description: "The Rolls Royce of all primetime soaps, returns in a modernized reboot that follows two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington -- daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington -- and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal -- a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America's most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear everywhere -- from reality TV to the polling booths -- this epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder." Dynasty joins The CW's 2017-2018, which already includes Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Jane the Virgin and Supernatural. The network pulled the plug on freshman shows No Tomorrow and Frequency. Stay up to date on the rest of the new fall shows right here with E! News. (Eonline)

The CW Renews iZombie and The Originals, Makes Our Dreams Come True. Bless the CW. Not only did the network just renew one of our favorite shows, but it renewed two of our favorite shows, on top of having already renewed most of its line-up earlier this year. iZombie, which is currently in the middle of its third season, will return for a fourth, and The Originals, which is currently in its fourth, will return for a fifth season. They join Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and The 100 in the ranks of CW shows that aren't leaving us any time soon. Unfortunately, newbie series No Tomorrow and Frequency will not be joining them, since both series were canceled on Monday after one season each. The CW also announced that it has picked up four new series for the 2017/2018 season -- Dynasty, Valor, Black Lightning and Life Sentence. Dynasty is a reboot of the original 1980s series about a wealthy family and stars Grant Show and Elizabeth Gillies, while Valor is a military drama/conspiracy thriller about elite helicopter pilots starring Matt Barr and Christina Ochoa. Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as a dad and retired superhero with the power of electrokinesis who's forced to put his suit back on and join the fight when he feels that his daughters are in danger. Life Sentence is an hour-long dramedy that stars Lucy Hale as a young woman who lives like she's dying after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, then has to deal with the consequences when she finds out that diagnosis was wrong. Keep up with all the pilot pick-ups with our 2017 Upfronts Guide, and check back often for the latest news! iZombie airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and The Originals airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

Kelly Ripa is not over the moon about ABC acquiring "American Idol" after announcing Ryan Seacrest as her new "Live" co-host. "She doesn't want a repeat of the Michael Strahan situation. It's like ABC is once again diluting the attention on 'Live.' She wants to make sure her show is Ryan's first priority, not 'Idol,' " a source told us. On Tuesday, ABC announced it was reviving the hit talent-competition show a year after it completed a successful 15-season run on Fox. The network has yet to announce Seacrest as the host. A source close to the media mogul said he's still mulling it over. And although Seacrest played dumb about the "Idol" announcement on-air, insiders told us the gig is a big part of his deal. "This isn't some spur-of-the-moment deal. It's a part of his move to ABC," said the insider. "It's a no-brainer. He took the job for 'Idol' and to host 'Live.' It's the only way ABC could pay him enough money to come over. They'll have to announce it before upfronts," where networks present upcoming shows. "That's untrue. He does not have a deal with 'Idol,' " Seacrest's rep commented. "He's in conversations. His 'Live' deal was made independent of any 'Idol' discussions. His priority is 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' and his radio show." Sources have told us it's been a rough week for Ripa, but others insist she's "100-percent onboard" with Seacrest and "Idol." "Kelly is in the loop. She had approval over the co-host, so Ryan was her first choice. It was a very calculated decision by the network and by her. Everyone is thrilled. They've known each other 15 years . . . They really are friends," an insider said. Another insider said "Idol" will air Sunday nights to accommodate Seacrest's schedule, which also includes hosting his daily radio show. "He's not going to do anything to jeopardize 'Live.' He has a long-term commitment to the show. He's excited to be living in New York, and this is a big deal for him," the source said. Ripa's rep told us she's as excited as Seacrest, "It's all false. She's been fully in the loop." An ABC spokesperson added, "Everything is categorically not true. (Page Six)

Viacom is restructuring BET, and it's causing some industry insiders to speculate that longtime CEO Debra Lee may be on her way out the door. "Viacom has a plan to phase her out after the BET Awards [on June 25]. She was planning to leave the network in November if Hillary Clinton had won the election," the source said, adding that Lee had expected a position with the Clinton administration. Lee sent out a memo on Tuesday informing staff that the network is closing its DC headquarters after 37 years. The media heavyweight further added fuel to rumors when she moved to LA and listed her DC pad on the market for $13.5 million. But an insider at Viacom told us that Lee's not leaving, and the company's simply in transition. "Debi is not leaving. Her contract was recently extended, and Viacom is not restructuring BET. Closing the DC office is a part of a transition that's been occurring for a long time. Everyone understands the move. They're not surprising anyone," the source said. A rep for BET told us the network doesn't comment on "rumors and personnel matters." The office move and changes come on the heels of former executive vice president and head of original programming Zola Mashariki filing a discrimination lawsuit against the company and ousted top exec Stephen Hill. "The company fosters a good old boys' club atmosphere and mentality that are hostile to women and their advancement. This misogynistic culture, which marginalizes, demeans and undervalues women, begins at the top of the corporate structure," she claims in the suit. (Page Six)

TV Shows That Could Get Canceled -- and the Odds They'll Survive. It's time to play the waiting game. While CBS renewed 18 of its shows, ABC picked up the TGIT line-up and NBC handed out a huge two-season renewal to This Is Us, not every broadcast show was so lucky this TV season. In fact, there are dozens of series still waiting to hear if they've been picked up or canceled in the most stressful time of the year for the TV industry (aka the two weeks leading up to the Upfront presentations in New York City, beginning on May 15). Start those prayer circles and Twitter trends, people, it's go-time! While there are some shoo-ins that have yet to be officially picked up (think Modern Family and the Chicago franchise on NBC), many decisions will come down to the fire and we apologize to our nails in advance for how much we will be gnawing on them in the near future. Some of the biggest shows on the chopping block include Quantico, Law & Order: SVU and New Girl, with many of ABC's comedies, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Chicago Justice also awaiting pick-up news. Which shows are you hoping survive the upcoming cancellations?

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