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Thursday, May 25, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

J.R. Smith Brings Prematurely Born Baby Girl Dakota Home From Hospital NICU. Baby Kota is home! This past January, Cleveland Cavaliers player J.R. Smith's wife Jewel Harris gave birth at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio to their daughter, Dakota, five months early at 21 gestational weeks. The baby weighed one pound -- at least five times less than the normal birth weight, making her a micro preemie -- and was rushed to the NICU. She was released from the hospital Tuesday, weighing a healthy 7 pounds and 5 ounces. "We Walked In Together We Walked Out Together!!" Smith wrote on Instagram, alongside a heartwarming photo collage of him and his wife leaving with their baby in a stroller. "Thank you so much to our extended family at the #NICU You all are truly the WORLDS GREATEST! @jewey808 back to #TeamNoSleep #KotasHome." The child joins big sisters Demi and Peyton. Smith posted on Wednesday a photo of the baby sleeping on his bare chest with Demi cuddled up, staring at her new sister. Dakota is wearing an oxygen tube. In the weeks following birth, premature babies often have difficulty breathing. "#wcws @jewey808 (My big WCW), he wrote. On Instagram, the NBA player has chronicled Dakota's progress in the NICU. "Today is one of the greatest days of my life. Today I get to hold my youngest for the first time! GOD is GREAT! #DakotaStrong," he wrote in February. (Eonline)

Lance Armstrong Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Anna Hansen. Lance Armstrong is about to ride his way down the aisle. The 45-year-old cyclist is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Anna Hansen. The future bride and groom announced the news on social media with a sweet shot of them embracing each other on a boat in Texas. "She said..... YES!!!!" the athlete captioned the happy photo with Hansen's new sparkler catching the light on her left hand. The two have been dating for nearly a decade and are parents to son Max, 7, and daughter Olivia, 6. In late January, the couple celebrated their ninth anniversary. "Nine years ago today I met this amazing woman in Denver, Colorado. As y'all can imagine, the last half of those nine years hasn't exactly been smooth. She's been a pillar of strength and love for me and our entire family. Happy Anniversary babe. I love you!" Armstrong wrote online at the time. The triathlete was previously married to Kristin Richard for five years and welcomed three kids together, son Luke, 17, and daughters Grace and Isabelle, 15. Congratulations to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Ellen asked Nicki Minaj if she's dating Nas and this is what she said. Ellen was ready to make Nicki spill the tea Nicki Minaj should've known better. Walking into Ellen's studio can be like walking into a trap sometimes. Ellen is a pro at putting celebrities in the spotlight, and it wasn't going to be any different this time. We're talking about this snap... Nicki posted this photo with rapper Nas that got everyone wondering if they were an item. Mostly because of her not so subtle caption: "Only KINGS recognize QUEENS". And yet, when Ellen started talking about Paris Fashion Week, no one saw what was coming: "Let's talk about the Paris fashion show, and what happened to your breast" - remember? We couldn't erase this image from our minds if we wanted to. Ellen joked asking if that was her "favorite breast" to which Nicki responded "I love them both". Turns out this is where Ellen was going with the small talk: "And does Nas like both of them the same as well?" *No chill*. But Nicki played along and let fans in on the deets of her "new relationship". Which in all fairness, she hasn't exactly confirmed it yet, but you got to know to take a hint. Girl just say the words already! Ellen then asked if they were having "sleepovers" to which we learned that Nicki is not doing anything "nasty". She is actually trying to be celibate for a whole year (gasp) - but Nicki confessed she "would make an exception for him" (quits gasping). Ellen finished by giving her stamp of approval saying Nas is a good guy. (British Glamour)

Katy Perry says she would "absolutely" FaceTime Taylor Swift. Katy and Taylor have had an ongoing feud since 2012... Katy Perry has been very vocal about her fall out with Taylor Swift this week, as she promotes her upcoming album, Witness. The singers have been feuding for five years, and now Katy says she's ready to bury the hatchet. The pop star spoke to US radio station Sirius XM and admitted that she once tried to reach out to Taylor: "I tried to do the right thing, the good thing, and, you know, she shut me down and wrote a song." She also revealed that she would totally answer T's FaceTime call. "Absolutely," she said. "By the way, I am ready because I think when women unite, the world is going to heal." The 32-year-old singer made her debut on Carpool Karaoke on Monday night, where the conversation quickly turned to Taylor. "There's a situation," Katy told James Corden. "Honestly, it's really like she started it, and it's time for her to finish it." "I want to say is that I'm ready for that BS to be done," she continued. "Now, there's the law of cause and effect. You do something, there's going to be a reaction, and trust me daddy, there's going to be a reaction. It's all about karma, right? I think personally that women together - not divided, and none of this petty bullshit - women together will heal the world." Earlier this month Entertainment Weekly asked Katy whether she would respond to Swift's Bad Blood, which was allegedly written about Perry. "I think [my new album is] a very empowered record. There is no one thing that's calling out any one person," she said. "One thing to note is: You can't mistake kindness for weakness and don't come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. And that's not to any one person, and don't quote me that it is, because it's not. It's not about that." She continued, "Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period. End of story". "This record is not about anyone else," she said. "This record is about me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else. It's not even about me! It's about everything that I see out there that I digest. I think there's a healing in it for me and vulnerability. If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless, and here it is." However, Katy has since released a single 'Swish Swish' with Nicki Minaj, which is said to be about her rival. Last year Katy Perry held out an olive branch to Taylor Swift, saying she would collaborate with the singer if she "says sorry". In a Twitter Q&A, Katy was asked if she would ever work with Taylor, Katy replied: "If she says sorry, sure!" However, the 32-year-old star's family are less positive about the chance of this ever happening as Katy's father previously claimed her feud with Taylor "ain't over yet". Mary said: "Katy released Rise. It says, 'My feet have been put to the fire but I will rise.' That's what she's about right now." Whilst Keith added: "You know it ain't over yet." Katy and Taylor's spat was highlighted when Taylor's ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris slammed the singer in a rant. In a series of tweets, he wrote: "Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though. I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do "I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it. Please focus on the positive aspects of YOUR life because you've earned a great one. God bless everyone have a beautiful day (sic)". The two pop stars have apparently had beef for years, after Swift reportedly stole Perry's backing dancers. The rumors started when Taylor Swift gave an interview to Rolling Stone, and said (alongside the fact that she hadn't dated anyone since Harry Styles) that a track named Bad Blood was about a fellow female singer: "She did something so horrible, I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.' And it wasn't even about a guy! It had to do with business" Taylor revealed. But what did she do? Tay Tay continued: "She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational - you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it." There were rumors that it could be Katy Perry because she reportedly convinced some of Taylor's backing dancers to leave Swift's Red tour and join her Prism one. Then Katy tweeted this: "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing... " (British Glamour)

An attorney for the family of singer Christina Grimmie says he will refile an amended wrongful death lawsuit against the promoter and venue where "The Voice" contestant was fatally shot. Attorney Brian Caplan said Tuesday that Grimmie's family will file a new complaint after a Florida judge dismissed the original lawsuit. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the judge said the original lawsuit should have done a better job of distinguishing the roles of the two parties being sued. The original lawsuit named tour promoter AEG Live and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the venue, where Grimmie was shot last summer. It accused them of failing to take adequate security measures. Grimmie was shot to death by a man who then killed himself. (Page Six)

Kris Jenner won't have to worry about an obsessed ex-security guard for a while ... he's been ordered to keep his distance for 3 years. The judge signed off Wednesday morning on a permanent restraining order against Joshua Jacobs ... who was arrested for felony stalking at Kris' house earlier this month. As we reported, it was the third time he'd been busted trying to get to the house. Kris immediately got a temporary restraining order, but the ruling extends that protection for herself and her family. Jacobs remains in custody. Jenner was not in court, but her attorney, Shawn Holley, tells us, "The Jenner and Kardashian families take safety very seriously, and will vigorously pursue all remedies available to them, both in criminal and civil court, to ensure they are protected." (TMZ)

Here is the latest reminder that those who want to be on a reality competition show need to know what they're getting into. A woman referred to as Jane Doe is suing the production company behind "America's Got Talent," claiming that her young daughter was traumatized when host Tyra Banks "physically manipulated and verbally abused" the girl. According to the 18-page suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, it seems that the adult plaintiff and her husband were "publicly humiliated" by the "AGT" judges and some audience members during a March 19 performance. The duo were performing a song they wrote about motherhood that celebrated the young girl's birth and "bond among the members of her family." It says the song is "especially favored" by the girl -- ID'd as Mary Doe in the filing -- among her parents' works. But apparently Banks, the judges and some in the crowd were unmoved. The suit claims that during the performance, Banks, "an individual acting as an agent of Defendants, physically manipulated and verbally abused Mary. Banks shook Mary's shoulder, pulled Mary's hair back and physically manipulated Mary. ... Mary did not stop Banks' conduct because Mary was fearful. Banks also insinuated that Mary was accidentally conceived, made fun of the performance and ridiculed [the song] in front of Mary, all in front of active cameras that were filming Mary. After the performance, Banks asked Mary to describe, in front of active and filming cameras, her opinion about Jane and her husband after they were publicly ridiculed by 'AGT.' ... As a result of her negative experience from 'AGT' and Defendants' abusive treatment, Mary was traumatized and became deeply depressed." The suit adds that, a few weeks later, the plaintiffs asked that "AGT" not televise or publish any footage of their performance and the child's reaction. It claims that Marathon execs agreed not to feature Mary as part of the program and "acknowledged Mary's emotional distress." But the plaintiffs also wanted the song's performance kept off the air, for fear of causing "further emotional distress." The lawsuit says "AGT" "maintained that they will exploit all footages of Jane and her husband and that they will not air those footages in their entirety." Seeking a jury trial, the suit claims intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress along with civil battery and civil assault. The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Elizabeth Yang and Natalie Schneider of the Law & Mediation offices of Elizabeth Yang in Monterey Park, Calif. (Page Six)

The private funeral for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who died in Detroit on May 17, will be held on Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. After 3 p.m. local time, the public is welcome to visit the gravesite, after the private ceremony concludes, Cornell's attorney told to Variety on Tuesday. Information about larger public memorials was still undecided at press time. While Cornell's death was ruled a suicide by hanging, his family on Thursday questioned the coroner's report that the singer intentionally took his own life, noting that he had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken a higher dosage that impaired his judgement. "Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris -- or if any substances contributed to his demise," the family said in a statement. Over the weekend, several artists paid tribute to the singer. Ryan Adams performed "Black Hole Sun" at a concert in New Zealand, as did Metallica's Robert Trujillo, incorporating the song into his bass solo. During U2's performance at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, singer Bono dedicated their song "Running to Stand Still" to Cornell and his family. "For the lion that was Chris Cornell, we send a prayer to his lioness," Bono said. (Page Six)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Tom Hardy Launches Online Fundraiser for Manchester Attack Victims. Tom Hardy is doing his part to help those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing. On Tuesday, the 39-year-old British actor started an online fundraising campaign via JustGiving. Hardy hopes to raise £15,000 for The British Red Cross Society, "because the families and children will need support." As of Wednesday morning, he has reached 44 percent of his goal. "What happened last night at the AG concert in Manchester was a tragedy; families and children attacked and murdered in a place where they should be safe and enjoying a concert. It is an inconceivable atrocity," the movie star wrote on the fundraising website. "There is no bringing back those who have been lost, pointlessly, in such a cowardly and brutal fashion. I am truly saddened by what I have witnessed and there is no doubt that terrorism is an evil thing." "I hope between us we can raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love to help in some small way towards repairing some if any of the damage done in the wake of last night's events. There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love and also a new life damaged irrevocably by the actions of a crime which has no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric, meaningless act of violence." Hardy acknowledged that their "road to recovery" will be "unimaginable," but The British Red Cross Society can help. "Terrorism is abhorrent. The killing of innocent families and children unacceptable," he wrote. "And it is with those, the innocent victims and the witnesses of this atrocity that my heartfelt concern and deepest sympathy lies. Please help however you can." Monday's attack occurred at the end of Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena. A 22-year-old suicide bomber detonated a device that killed 22 people and injured 59 others. The terrorist group ISIS later claimed responsibility, and as a result, the U.K. was put on critical alert. (Eonline)

It seems Blake Shelton was a little let down after the winner of The Voice was announced Tuesday night. In an adorable moment captured by pop star, fellow judge (and girlfriend) Gwen Stefani, Shelton, 40, admitted to feeling like a "loser" after Alicia Keys' team member Chris Blue won season 12. "What do you feel like right now," Stefani, 47, asked Shelton as they walked backstage. "A loser," he replied solemnly. Stefani, looking a little sad, attempted to cheer him up. "I don't think -- I think you're a winner still," she said. "You do? I take it back, I feel like a winner," Shelton said, as the two grinned at each other. The two are one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. On Sunday night, the pair attended the Billboard Music Awards together, with Shelton winning the award for top country artists after sharing a congratulatory kiss with Stefani in the audience. "Wow! That was pretty cool. I had a good feeling," he said during his acceptance speech. "I felt like I was the luckiest guy in the room anyway because Gwen is here with me, so I had a good feeling about it." Later in the night, Shelton led a standing ovation for Stefani when she went onstage to present the Icon award to Cher. Throughout the show, the Voice coaches -- who have been dating since November 2015 -- were seen having a blast in the audience, singing along to performances and cheering on their fellow entertainers. (People)

Richard Simmons sends best wishes to fitness studio's new leader. Now-reclusive fitness guru Richard Simmons is speaking out after the keys of his longtime workout studio were handed over to another exercise pro, Kym Herjavec. "I wish Kym all the best of everything in that space," he said in a rare new statement to "Entertainment Tonight" about "Dancing with Stars" pro Herjavec, who took over the studio in March. In the statement, the 68-year-old -- who in recent months has been at the center of a media whirlwind -- waxed poetic about his time heading his Slimmons studio in Beverly Hills. "In 1974, I opened Slimmons as a way to help people make positive changes in their lives by having fun while exercising," he said. "It was a place to make friends, listen to and learn from others, lose weight and gain confidence." "Over the years thousands came to laugh and sweat with me," he added. "I will take the time for myself to be the best I can be and so should you. I love you -- always keep sweatin'!" Simmons, who has not been seen out in public since February 2014, did not attend the final class at Slimmons. In March, a podcast titled "Missing Richard Simmons" attempted to uncover the reason for Simmons' disappearance from the public eye, and also sparked rumors that he was being held hostage by his housekeeper. He recently filed a lawsuit against the National Enquirer and Radar Online over claims that he was transitioning into a woman. Kym, the wife of "Shark Tank" fixture Robert Herjavec, has been teaching dance classes called The Bod in Simmons' former space for a few weeks. She recently acknowledged that he's her inspiration. "Honoured to be in the same studio that Richard filled with so much joy and love," she wrote on Instagram a sweet throwback snap of the two of them. "Really inspired the idea that every BOD is beautiful," she said. As tribute to the exercise icon, Herjavec has preserved the sign for Simmons' studio and the "gorgeous" disco ball. (PageSix)

Harry Styles' $8.5 Million Hollywood Hills Bachelor Pad Is Up for Sale. Wanna live in Harry Styles' house? Well you can -- for a cool $8.5 million. The "Sign of the Times" crooner may be off the romantic market, but he put his three-bedroom, 4,401 square-foot Hollywood Hills home on the market for almost $8.5 million. The gated three-bedroom, five-bathroom home boasts "epic" views of downtown and the ocean, and is "perched" just above Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip. The 14-room house was originally built in 1963 and features a breakfast room, living room, master bedroom, large patio, home theater and two other bedrooms. There's also a fire place, central heating and air, keeping this pad cool and hot at all the right times. The home features floor-to-ceiling glass windows to enhance the home's In keeping with L.A. living, the house also features a hot tub, spa and pool. Additionally, the house, which sits on a .25 acre lot, has green energy technology. The modern home also comes with a laundry room, alarm system and hardwood flooring. To keep prying eyes away, the house is up a long drive to ensure complete privacy. There's also a gated two-car garage, as well as other spots for cars. The hit-maker purchased the house for $6,870,000 in January 2016, which means he's had it for less than 18 months. It's possible Harry's selling the house now that he's about to go on tour with his first album, which is self-titled. His first solo tour, Harry Styles Live On Tour, sold out in seconds earlier this month. It begins on Sept. 19 in San Francisco and hits stop in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The tour will end in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 8. (Eonline)

Mama June Walks Her First Red Carpet Since Losing Over 300 lbs. You may not "redneckonize" Mama June on this red carpet. The 37-year-old mother of four and star of WE tv's Mama June: From Not to Not has lost more than 300 pounds over the past year. She showcased her slimmer figure in a bright red halter gown with a keyhole neckline Tuesday at her first red carpet event since her dramatic transformation -- WE tv's Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta premiere in Atlanta. June attended the event with 11-year-old daughter Alana Thompson, who wore a short, sleeveless cerulean dress. The two first rose to fame with the TLC series Toddlers & Tiaras and then their own spinoff, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. June's physical transformation and her family's reaction to it was chronicled on Mama June: From Not to Not. The reality star, who weighed 460 pounds at her heaviest, got gastric sleeve surgery in 2016 and began a new diet plan to fit into a red, long-sleeve size 4 dress to show off her new body at her ex Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson's wedding to his new girlfriend. June also underwent a breast augmentation, had excess skin removed from her neck and got veneers. It was revealed earlier this month that June is down to 137 pounds. "I'm really proud of her," Alana said in second-to-last episode of this past season's Mama June: From Not to Hot. "She looks great." (Eonline)

Fernando Garcia -- the Monse designer who's taken over Oscar de la Renta with Laura Kim -- was at the American Ballet Theatre's spring gala Monday with Blake Lively. He'd dressed the star and Nicky Hilton Rothschild for the occasion. But Lively almost missed the show. "Traffic was so bad coming to Lincoln Center," a spy said. "Blake was desperate to meet Mark Ryden, her favorite artist, who created the sets." (The ballet's called "Whipped Cream," about what happens when a boy eats too many sweets.) Paul Kasmin Gallery and ABT are also presenting an exhibition of Ryden's work at the Metropolitan Opera House. Also at the gala: Katie Holmes, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Caroline Kennedy. (Page Six)

Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal cost him book deal. Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner was working on a tell-all book, sources exclusively tell Page Six, but his latest sex scandal involving a teen girl sank the project. Page Six has learned that before news broke in September that the one-time mayoral candidate had been having a "sexting" relationship with a 15-year-old, Weiner was working up a book proposal with top literary agency Foundry Literary + Media. Insiders say that after Weiner was exposed sending pervy messages to a North Carolina teen, Foundry cooled on the project but "wanted to keep [the option] open, in case they decided to revisit it," a source said. "But things have since taken a dark turn," after Weiner pleaded guilty last week to a felony related to the creepy liaison. When we contacted Foundry about the book, a spooked-sounding receptionist hung up on us. Insiders tell us a deal with a publisher hadn't been reached by the time the agency backed away from the Weiner book. His soon-to-be-ex-wife, Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton aide, is shopping her own memoir for $2 million, the Hollywood Reporter recently reported. Sources say Weiner's book -- which would likely have covered his various sexting scandals, including his resignation from the House and the ultimate FBI investigation that crippled Clinton's presidential campaign -- would have been contrite and aimed at "winning favor" for the scandal-savaged former pol. But the guilty plea put the proposed project to rest. On the bright side for Weiner: Perhaps a post-prison memoir will be of more interest. In September it was reported that Weiner -- who represented New York's 9th District from 1999 to 2011, when he was forced to quit over his first sexting scandal -- had carried on a months-long, explicit online fling with the North Carolina teen. An FBI investigation, which included a search of Weiner and Abedin's personal computers, reopened the feds' investigation into Clinton's private e-mail server 11 days before the 2016 presidential election. (PageSix)

Spicy Skittles and Spicy Starbursts Are Totally a Thing Now. Let's get some of that sweet, sweet heat! Sweet and spicy is all the rage these days when it comes to food trends, and candy companies are hopping on the fiery bandwagon. Earlier, both Skittles and Starburst debuted spicy versions of their beloved candies, called Spicy Skittles and Spicy Starburst (pretty inventive, huh?), at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago -- and the Internet has lit up with approval. That's not the only candy company kicking things up in the heat department, Hotheads Extreme Heat Worms from Impact Confections will soon be available in original and tropical varieties. Things are really en fuego in the Windy City! According to Food Business News, at the confection convention, Susan Whiteside, vice-president of public relations and marketing communications for the National Confectioners Association, said, "From flavors like honey sriracha to mango chipotle, confectioners and snack manufacturers both are increasingly turning to sweet to balance out hot, spicy or tangy flavors." The candy queen added, "We've certainly seen some of that in the candy industry before with Red Hots and Atomic Fireball, but this is taking those flavors to the next level and really experimenting with different heat sources as well as different sweet sources." The new new Skittles flavors include Fiery Watermelon, Blazin' Mango, Flamin' Orange, Sizzlin' Strawberry and Lemon Spark. Meanwhile the new Starburst flavors coming to play in the party in your mouth are Fiery Watermelon, Strawberry Mango, Flamin' Orange and Pipin' Pineapple. While the flavors may be big, the price isn't. A single bag should run you $0.99 per single pack and go up to $3.19 for big bag. But you're going to have to wait a hot minute before you can get Spicy Skittles and Spicy Starburst, as they won't be available for purchase until December. Sounds like candy fans can ring in the New Year with some fiyah! (Eonline)

Music

Lady Antebellum, Earth, Wind & Fire and More Musical Pairs to Perform at 2017 CMT Music Awards. The 2017 CMT Music Awards are bringing artists together for one show-stopping ceremony. According to a fresh announcement Wednesday, the annual award show will feature paired performances from The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. The industry superstars will join Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett, all of whom have already been announced as performers. The star-studded show will kick off from Nashville's Music City Center on Wednesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. Nashville star Charles Esten is set to host this year's show while Kelsea Ballerini Rhett and Urban lead the pack with four nominations each -- the most of any nominee this year. Before the main event, fans can vote for their picks for "Video of the Year," "Male Video of the Year," "Female Video of the Year," "Duo Video of the Year," "Group Video of the Year," "Breakthrough Video of the Year," "Collaborative Video of the Year," "CMT Performance of the Year" and "Social Superstar of the Year" online. With just two weeks until the big night, let the countdown begin! (Eonline)

Miley Cyrus took a moment to pay tribute to Ariana Grande and the victims of the Manchester terror attack during her performance on the season 12 finale of The Voice on Tuesday, May 23. "I'd like to dedicate this song to my good friend Ariana Grande and everyone who experienced that horrific attack yesterday. Our hearts are with you," the singer, 24, said before belting out her new single, "Malibu." Earlier in the day, Cyrus penned a sweet message to Grande, 23, hours after a suicide bombing left 22 people dead and 59 people injured at the "Dangerous Woman" singer's concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. "Wishing I could give my friend @arianagrande a great big hug right now... love love love you," the Hannah Montana alum captioned an Instagram throwback photo of herself and Grande. "So sorry you had to be a part of such a tragic event! my most sincere condolences to anyone and everyone affected by this horrific attack! all I can do is send as much HOPE & PEACE your way! This MUST end! No more war.... no more innocent lives taken.... L-O-V-E @happyhippiefdn." Cyrus joins a slew of celebrities who've shown their support in the aftermath of the attack. During a surprise acoustic concert in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Tuesday night, Harry Styles, a native Mancunian, held a moment of silence to honor the victims and their families. "Tonight doesn't feel like a night to celebrate," the former One Direction singer said, according to videos on social media. "Last night there was a tragedy in my hometown of Manchester, and I am left with a hole in my heart. I went to my first show in the arena, and I've had some of my best experience in my life in Manchester." (US Weekly)

How Dancing With the Stars Changed Normani Kordei: "It Helped Me Discover Myself." Behold the power of Dancing With the Stars. Normani Kordei may not have won the season 24 competition, but she's coming out with something more: a new outlook on life. "I think that everybody is super deserving. We all walked n with expectations and goals that we set for ourselves and I think I accomplished just that," she told E! News after Rashad Jennings took home the top prize. "I'm a stronger, creatively, even as a human being I've learned so much and I've just grown and I had the best partner ever and I wouldn't be able to get this journey without him." Kordei was partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy for the season. Their final dance, a fusion of Argentine tango and foxtrot to Shawn Mendes' "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," netted them a perfect 40 from the judges. So what is it about Dancing With the Stars that's so transformative? "It's the nagging pros. They teach you patience for sure," Chmerkovskiy joked. "I don't know. I feel in a way it helped me discover myself and I think that it's just about the people surrounding us. It's really become a family down to the wardrobe department, the make-up... It's just been very, very fun and I've found myself. I don't even know how it has the power that it has, but it's impacted me greatly," Kordei said. What's next? New Fifth Harmony music. Kordei promised a single is coming out "very soon." (Eonline)

Luis Fonsi Vows to Party After Performing "Despacito" on The Voice Finale. Luis Fonsi did it, again! The "Despacito" singer not only has the number one song in the world right now but he also just took the stage at the season 12 finale of The Voice. The 39-year-old star performed the infectious hit alongside Daddy Yankee and the show's contestant Mark Isaiah who graciously sang Justin Bieber's verse and chorus. Fonsi joined Bieber on stage during the Purpose Tour's show in Puerto Rico, there the two performed the remix for the first time. E! News spoke to the musician right before hitting the NBC stage and he told us, "It's a special night, and I'm honored." As he mentioned, the preparation for this performance come about like any other performance, but he did take the time to take it all in. So who exactly was Fonsi rooting for in the finale? "It's tough when it gets down to the finals. These final four voices, performers are amazing," he said. "I don't have a favorite. They're all very different. We have a showman and dancers, a country star, we have a rock 'n' roller that's an amazing guitar player, and then we have a beautiful, young talent." If you follow Fonsi on Instagram, you know that he's had some very hectic weeks from performing at the BillBoard Latin Music Awards to heading to Europe for his concerts, so what were his big plans after his highly anticipated performance? To have a great time, of course! "I'm going to party! I'm going to enjoy this moment. You know, it's been an amazing five months," he explains. "So after this tonight, we're going to enjoy it with the audience and then some friends. Then tomorrow I'm flying back to Europe to keep touring, promo and getting ready for my tour that starts July 1." Recently Fonsi sat with us and he revealed secrets behind the creation of the original hit as well as how the remix with Justin Bieber happened. So what's next for Fonsi? Well, he's got new music waiting for us, and we can't wait. "It's very important for people to hear where my music is going in general, not just with one song," Fonsi said before continuing. "I want people to get where my head is at musically speaking, it's a great album with very talented musicians. I'm really excited to be able to share this with everyone." The singer is expected to release the album before the end of 2017. (Eonline)

Here's Why the Internet Thinks Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Are Working on New Music Together. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd may not be able to keep their talents to themselves. As the singers continue their hot Hollywood romance, speculation is starting to spread that the pair may be working on new music together. The rumor started when fans headed to Max Martin's Wikipedia page. When clicking on his production discography, Selena's upcoming single "In Her Element" appeared as one of his works. Nicki Minaj, Julius Michaels, Justin Tranter and Ryan Tedder were listed as songwriters while the actual song had The Weeknd listed as a featured artist. While Wikipedia isn't the most trustworthy site, it certainly got fans buzzing. And while the caption has since been deleted, it hasn't stopped the news from spreading. E! News has reached out to The Weeknd and Selena's rep for any additional comment. Less than a week ago, fans of the "Come and Get It" singer were treated to a brand-new single titled "Bad Liar." "I was walking down the street the other day/Trying to distract myself," she sings in the track already climbing the charts. "Then I see your face/Ooh, you got someone else." She goes on to say, "I see how your attention builds/It's like looking in a mirror/Your touch like a happy pill/But all we do is fear/All my feelings on fire/Guess I'm a bad liar." Music aside, the romance brewing between Selena and The Weeknd appears to be going stronger than ever. In fact, Selena's mom has totally given the seal of approval on the relationship. "[The Weeknd] always had a thing for Selena. He thinks she is extremely talented and sexy," a source shared with E! News when the romance was first made public. "They recently started talking before the holidays but she has been on his radar before. They are on the same level with expectations and think the other is really fun." (Eonline)

Nicki Minaj has got Manchester's back and says it's good citizens can count on seeing her when her next tour rolls through town ... because she's not letting fear rule her world. Nicki obviously had a lot to get off her chest about Monday night's terror attack at her pal Ariana Grande's concert. She had some warm words for AG before making a promise to Manchester. She's dropping a lot of attitude in the clip ... especially when one photog dared to bring up President Trump. Nicki's not a fan, which she made clear to everyone. (TMZ)

Justin Bieber fans urge manager to cancel his UK concert. Justin Bieber fans are urging the singer's manager to scrap his upcoming British tour dates out of fear of being targeted in another terrorist attack, similar to the one at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. "For security reasons, cancel Justin's show in the UK, I beg you, with all my heart, please," tweeted one worried Belieber. "We know Justin wants to give his best to fans, but now the best is he stay safe," another said. Bieber, 23, is scheduled to play an open air concert at London's Hyde Park on July 2 and at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on June 30. He's also supposed to perform in Dublin, Ireland, next month. His manager, Scooter Braun, posted a statement on Twitter Monday night, expressing his condolences and asking the public for prayers in response to the deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, which left 22 people dead and 59 wounded. But instead of sharing their support, most users have been begging him to ax the remaining shows in the UK, which is what many artists have been doing in the wake of the attack. Blondie and local Manchester band "Take That" have already decided to call off performances in Liverpool and other local areas, as a result. "Cancel Justin's concert in the UK, please! We want him to be safe, please," wrote one fan on Braun's Instagram page. The manager of the 23-year-old pop star, who also manages Grande, has not said whether he will scrap Bieber's shows, or the remaining stops on her world tour in London and Europe. He's not only been getting bombarded with messages from people in England, but Ireland, as well. "Please cancel the Justin Bieber show in Dublin," tweeted one person. "We are all scared." Leanne Murray, 20, told Reuters she bought a pair of $200 tickets to see the pop star play in Ireland next month -- but she's now thinking about selling them. "I just don't want what I would hope to be a great night to end in something like last night," she said. "It's frightening to think that it could have been any of us and it really shows that you never know what's around the corner." (PageSix)

Blondie, More Musicians Cancel U.K. Concerts After Manchester Attack. Blondie and Take That have postponed events while other artists, including Shawn Mendes and Celine Dion, plan to keep their European dates. Monday's (May 22) suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, has shaken the music world, with some artists canceling upcoming gigs and others planning to go ahead as scheduled. Blondie canceled a Tuesday night concert in London "as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrible attack" at the Manchester Arena. Lead singer Debbie Harry tweeted that the Round Chapel date will be rescheduled. Take That, formed in Manchester, also canceled their Tuesday night (May 23) concert in Liverpool and May 25-27 dates in Manchester "out of respect" for the victims of the attack, which left 22 people dead. As for Grande, a person close to the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said the pop star's tour was not canceled or postponed. The person said that Grande and her team are more focused on the victims at the moment, not the tour. It was unclear if Grande's next scheduled show -- Thursday in London -- would take place. But a number of music acts with upcoming summer gigs in Europe said Tuesday they won't change their plans. Shawn Mendes, who is scheduled to play in Paris on Wednesday, said his show will go on. "I hope I speak for every artist by saying that we will not stop spreading positivity and love through music no matter the situation," he wrote on Twitter. "Concerts are events people should never be afraid to attend." Celine Dion also will honor her upcoming dates in Copenhagen, Stockholm, London and Paris, including a June 25 stop at the Manchester Arena, her publicist said. A representative for Guns N' Roses, currently on tour with upcoming stops in Dublin, Lisbon, Madrid, Zurich, Munich, London and Paris, said the rock band wasn't making any changes. The manager for Phil Collins, scheduled to play Liverpool's Echo Arena on June 2 and then five dates at London's Royal Albert Hall starting June 4, said those shows would go on. Heavy metal band Iron Maiden also will perform as planned in Cardiff on Wednesday and committed to May 27-28 dates in London. If the shows do go on, there are likely to be more security precautions. The O2 Arena in London in a statement said it was "shocked and deeply saddened" by the tragedy and added that security had been stepped up for all events. "Please head down early and pack light as we only accept small bags into the area," it said. (Billboard)

Katy Perry, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Shawn Mendes and The Chainsmokers are not bowing to the terrorists, because they're fully committed to performing in England this weekend ... with an asterisk. They're all performing at the BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Saturday and Sunday, and all have pledged to take the stage as planned. Here's the rub. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the fan base is young ... similar to the crowd at Ariana Grande's ill-fated concert. Our sources say the various teams representing the artists are working with the venue to ramp up security in a huge way. We're told security was already at red alert level, but it pales by comparison to the new plan keeping the venue and the crowd safe. The change is worldwide. Our sources say AEG and Live Nation have lunged into action after the Manchester bombing, and are in the process of creating a security plan the likes of which have never been implemented at concert venues. Some artists have canceled over the next few days out of respect, but we've found no one who's backing out of future concert dates out of security concerns -- other than Ariana, who understandably has put her shows on hold because she's reeling from the attack. (TMZ)

Hunter Hayes, G Love, Steve Vai Perform at Malibu Guitar Festival. Hunter Hayes performs onstage during the go90 Live Concert Series Celebrating Super Bowl 50 at The Regency Ballroom on Feb. 4, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. Several leading country and rock musicians from Mick Fleetwood Blues Band to Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love, Cisco Adler, Steve Vai and Hunter Hayes performed at the third annual Malibu Guitar Festival, held May 18-21. On the opening night at Casa Escobar Beach Restaurant, Bo Steele and Ben Rubino of Alabama-based The Band Steele performed their hits "Red Moon River," "Sit a While," their breakout song "195" and a new single "Trouble" from their new unreleased album, which the band tells Billboard will be released in four weeks and will be supported with a tour. The next day, guitar legend Steve Vai performed at Casa Escobar with a host of female musicians including Nik West, Larissa Basilio, Gretchen Menn and Zepparella. Los Angeles-based band Dankrupt played "California Everyday", "Father Time" and "Let Love" from their new EP CALIROCK which was released May 17. Dankrupt also performed "Ghost of You" and "Happy Hour" both from their previous EP Moonlight. At Malibu Village on May 20, Hunter Hayes -- who refused to talk to reporters or take photos -- played a 45-minute set that included songs from his unreleased new album and older works such as "Crazy", "Amen", "Lines" and fan-favorite "Wanted". Hayes worked his way through at least seven different guitars during his set. The night closed with Donavon Frankenreiter, and a G. Love and Cisco Adler performance. Malibu Guitar Festival is spearheaded by founder Doug Deluca, a local music and guitar lover, who got together with good friend and Malibu local John Watkin to bring great tunes and vibes to the seaside town. Organizers of this year's event also presented Robby Krieger with a Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Doors. (Billboard)

U2 Salute Manchester's 'Undefeatable Spirit,' Perform 'Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' on 'Kimmel'. David Howell Evans aka The Edge (L) and Bono of U2 perform onstage during the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 held at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2016 in Las Vegas. U2 paid tribute to the "undefeatable spirit" of Manchester just hours after an attack on fans at an Ariana Grande concert left 22 dead and many more injured. The Irish rockers addressed the incident on Jimmy Kimmel Live where the music guests chatted with the host and performed a classic from their Joshua Tree album, which turns 30 this year and is being commemorated with a major tour. Bono said this of the terrorists who carried out the Manchester Arena bombing: "They hate music, they hate women, they even hate little girls. They hate everything that we love. And, you know, the worst of humanity was view in Manchester last night. And so was the best as people took perfect strangers into their hands and queued up for blood banks. Manchester has an undefeatable spirit, I can assure you." The band posted the interview from its official Twitter account with the hashtag #Manchesterstrong. U2 knows only too well this type of horror. The veteran Irish rockers were in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, when a series of coordinated attacks occurred throughout the city, with the deadliest coming at the Bataclan theater. All told, 130 lives were lost, with 89 casualties at the Bataclan where Eagles of Death Metal had been playing. Bono went on to write a song for the capital, titled "Streets of Surrender" or "SOS". Later on Kimmel, U2 took viewers back to a time when they ruled the world with a performance of their Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," with a gospel choir rising from the audience. (Billboard)

Quincy Jones Reflects on Artists He Loves, Wished He'd Worked With During Intimate Launch of New Headphones. Guests were recently treated to a special, intimate evening with legendary producer Quincy Jones, who walked guests through his career and showed off and his latest contribution to music -- a new range of headphones. Sounds of his Michael Jackson hits filled the room on Friday night to celebrate the music pioneer's new customized hardware at the Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles (a.k.a. The Village) where artists including Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey and Dr. Dre have graced its halls. "They're only $199 this time, not $1,500," Jones joked of his new the JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Headphones (a joint venture with his daughter creative director Kidada Jones) in comparison to his last model that launched in 2015. Jones said what he loves the most about the over-ear headphones is the ability to present a tuned sound to appreciate each genre from classical to jazz to disco. Jones later sat down at a grand piano in the center of the room to participate in a Q&A session where attendees included Chloe & Halle, Tristan "Mack" Wilds, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and up-and-coming artist Jacob Collier (whom Jones is mentoring). During the session, Jones admitted he's a fan of Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Bruno Mars, and although he's worked with his share of iconic artists, there are a few he regrets never having made music with. "I was supposed to do Whitney's [Houston] first album when she was 16 but we were engaged with Michael [Jackson] back then," said Jones. "Also Bobby McFerrin and Marvin [Gaye]. He wanted me to work with him on What's Going On?" Grammy-winning producer and composer David Foster emerged from the crowd to ask Jones which album he would choose to listen to for the rest of his life if he could only pick one, and Jones responded Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. He added he was at the session where he was able to see his idols Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. "Of course you were," quipped Foster. Jones later was surrounded at the piano by Chloe and Halle, Masego, artist Mark Anthony Green, fashion veteran Josh Peskowitz and designer Melody Ehsani for a live shoot that was to symbolize the passing of the torch to the next generation of artists and creators. When asked if there's anything else he aspires to do, Quincy replied "I'm doing it." "Being underestimated is the best position you can be in," he said as he recounted when he convinced Steven Spielberg to direct The Color Purple (Jones was a producer on the film). "They said who the hell do they think Quincy is if I can get Steven Spielberg, a $5-and-a-half million dollar director, to direct this movie," said Jones. "Guess what, Steven did it for me for $84,000." Looking back on his career Jones says, "It's always a challenge learning from those mistakes, and I've made every mistake you can dream of. You have to keep on keeping on. It's the passion. I've never done music a day in my life for money. If you go in it for money or fame your butt is in trouble." (Billboard)

Norah Jones Pays Tribute to Chris Cornell, Covers 'Black Hole Sun'. Norah Jones performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Oct. 5, 2016 in New York City. Norah Jones became the latest artist to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell. And she did so in the most appropriate place possible. On Tuesday night (May 22), Jones included a solo rendition of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" during her show at Detroit's Fox Theatre, the same venue where the Seattle rockers played their final show on May 17 before Cornell's death early the next morning in what the Wayne County Medical Examiner ruled a suicide. Her hushed, emotional performance was greeted with a standing ovation from the Fox crowd, after which she said, "Everybody needs a little love, right?" before seemingly addressing Cornell as she said, "Thanks for giving us a lot of love. We love you." Cornell apparently took his life in a Detroit hotel room at the age of 52. The rocker's wife and attorney have questioned the suicide ruling and want to see toxicology reports. A funeral service will be held for Cornell on Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. (Billboard)

Chris Cornell was messed up during his Detroit concert ... hours before he committed suicide -- this according to a longtime confidant who was present and working the event. Ted Keedick, who worked with Chris for the last decade as his house engineer and tour manager, tells TMZ, "Chris was out of character from note 1 of the show. I've never heard or seen him that way before, at least if we did not cancel a show." Keedick says Chris seemed "high" and "f***ed up," but not depressed. In fact, Keedick says during sound check Chris was in good spirits. It's consistent with what Chris' widow says of her phone conversations with Chris before and after the show. Vicky Cornell says Chris told her he had taken "an extra Ativan or two" and she was so alarmed she called hotel security to check on him. Chris' own security guy discovered the singer had hanged himself in his bathroom. Keedick says Chris was off during the entire show, saying, "I'd never heard his voice that way before. He was having serious control problems." Keedick was positioned in the middle of the audience with his mixing board, and at one point during the concert he was so concerned he phoned someone backstage and asked what was wrong with Chris. As we reported, Chris had struggled with drug abuse for years, but his wife says he was clean when he died. Based on Keedick's account, it appears he fell off the wagon before his last concert. (TMZ)

Meek Mill's murderous lyrics attracted a bunch of thugs which led to a hail of bullets that killed 2 men ... at least according to one of the victim's families. The family of 31-year-old Travis Ward -- along with another man injured at the concert -- says the rapper's appearance at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT drew a violent crowd. It also says the venue allowed "thugs" to remain on the premises to incite violence after the concert. As we reported ... 4 people were shot in December outside Meek's show. Travis' family says the Oakdale, which is also being sued, should have taken Meek's lyrics as a warning. The lawsuit quotes Meek's track, "Tony Montana (Freestyle)" ... "AK-47 picture perfect like a camera ... What's your body count n****? I'm double digits." The family's suing for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Meek, so far no word back. (TMZ)

Movies

Chris Pine "Excited" About His Nearly Nude Scene in Wonder Woman. Audiences will see more of Chris Pine than ever before when Wonder Woman premieres in theaters nationwide June 2. In one memorable scene, the 36-year-old actor appears nearly naked, and -- understandably -- Pine wanted to be the best shape of his life before shooting it. "Does that weigh on you in the days and weeks leading up?" E! News' Will Marfuggi wondered. "You f--king bet it does, man," Pine admitted, adding that he viewed it as a challenge. "I was excited. I was like, 'All right, man. Now the gauntlet is thrown. I've got something to prep for.'" Pine shot three movies back to back -- Hell or High Water, Star Trek Beyond and Wonder Woman -- so he was "prepping" for "probably six months" knowing that he had to drop trou. Moments before director Patty Jenkins called "action," Pine got his blood flowing off-camera. "It's a 40-foot screen. If people are laughing at you doing push-ups on the set on the day, I don't really care, because I'm going to be in Slovakia," he argued. "I've got to prep for the Slovakians." Gal Gadot, who plays the titular character, had to get in fighting shape, too. "It was very intensive. I was prepping for this one five, six months before we started to shoot this movie," she told E! News. "Probably every day I worked out for six hours. I did two hours of gym -- doing a lot of weights and making my body bigger." Gadot also ate more than usual in order to build muscle mass and keep her energy up. "It was fun at the beginning -- they cook for you and everything is super delicious," the actress said. "But after a few weeks, you're so over the food. It becomes a task. 'Ahh, chicken again? Eggs? Ugh!' But it's a good problem to have." In the end, though, Gadot was proud of what she accomplished. "I feel stronger. It changed my posture, honestly, for sure. You just feel better. You feel stronger," she said. "They cast me when I was super skinny and I never knew how it felt to be built and to be really, really strong." The 32-year-old actress added, "It felt really good." (Eonline)

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer: Iron Man Upgrades Peter Parker's Suit (to Mixed Results). This will take some getting used to. Sony Pictures released the third trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming early Wednesday morning, giving audiences a better idea of just how involved Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) will be in Peter Parker's journey to becoming a superhero in his own right. Sure, Peter helped his mentor in the battle against The Avengers in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, where his abilities and ingenuity rivaled fellow newbie Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). But he's still young -- like, might-fail-his-high-school-Spanish-test young -- so he's going to need all the guidance he can get. But after all he's seen, Tony is wary of letting him get too involved in the fight against good and evil. "Can't you just be a friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man?" Tony asks. But Peter knows he's capable of more -- if only he's given the chance to prove himself. With an upgraded Spidey suit (courtesy of Mr. Stark), Peter sets off to save the city, one stolen bike at a time. And though there are still plenty of kinks to work out -- how, exactly, do his web shooters work? -- he's bound and determined to figure it out. Complicating matters is the untimely arrival of Vulture (Michael Keaton), who has been terrorizing the residents of New York City. "The world's changing, boys," he says in the way only a villain can. "It's time we change, too." Tom Holland stars as the titular superhero, who Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Iron Man. The rest of the cast includes Tyne Daly, John Favreau, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei and Zendaya. Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, swings into movie theaters July 7. Keaton appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday to promote the film. "The Marvel people are amazing. There's all that interconnected lore of Iron Man. I'll tell you, there are so many characters! You have no idea how many characters there are in the Marvel world that we haven't even heard of yet. I'll tell you who I had to call, because I wasn't hip to a lot of people. I've got a very good friend, Mary, and she's got two little girls who are way into this. I think they were -- at the time I was making the movie -- 9 and 11. I would call them on the phone and I'd go, 'Wait, Peter Parker -- when did he first meet...?' I actually asked them about, because they knew. That's had all the information," he recalled. "That's basically how I formed my character." "It was fun," he added. "It's really fun, actually." As for Holland, who recently stopped by the talk show, he said, "He's extraordinary, that kid. I still kick his little butt in the movie -- sort of." (Eonline)

Tom Cruise Just Confirmed a Top Gun Sequel Is In the Works. Attention all you Top Gun fans out there, a sequel is finally underway! Tom Cruise himself confirmed the exciting movie news while promoting his upcoming flick, The Mummy, in an interview with Australia's Sunrise earlier. "It's true, yeah it's true," he said while beaming from ear-to-ear. "You know what? I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year. I know, it's happening, it is definitely happening." And much to the delight of the news show hosts, Cruise seemed to be in great spirits over the excited reactions to the sequel announcement. "You're the first people that I've really said it [to]," he added. "This is going to happen." Just last year, during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the A-list actor admitted that he was still in the very early stages of trying to plan the sequel with Jerry Bruckheimer. "We're discussing it. We're trying to figure it out," he admitted to the late-night host. "I'd love to work on it if we can figure it out." The film star also opened up about filming his own stunts and admitted that initially being a part of those memorable plane stunts wasn't as easy as he may have anticipated. "When you first start flying you get sick, like properly sick, like fill a bag sick," he explained before adding that he "couldn't wait to fly" regardless. He also recalled his very first stunt, with the help of a flight instructor named Bozo, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. "For our first flight in the morning, we were going really hard, moving around. We did 9.5 gs, very hard on my body. I had a vomit bag right there, so in between takes, I learned down to quickly empty my guts in the bag. The second I did that, [Bozo] pulls up." He continued, "My head was literally on the ground from the pressure. I was pressed on the floor, holding my vomit... I was like, 'Bozo, what's the matter with you, man? Didn't you see my head was on the floor?' He was like, 'Well I told you, they don't call me Bozo for nothing.'" Well then, let's hope Cruise's stunts for the highly anticipated sequel go down (or shall we say up?) a little better the second time around! (Eonline)

'Wonder' Trailer: Jacob Tremblay Is a New Student With a Facial Deformity. The Lionsgate adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel also stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin and Daveed Diggs Jacob Tremblay has debuted as Auggie Pullman in the first trailer for Lionsgate's Wonder. Directed by Stephen Chbosky, the Lionsgate adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel stars the Room breakout as a young boy born with a facial deformity who encounters bullies as he attends school for the first time as a fifth grader at private school Beecher Prep. The trailer introduces Auggie's family (played by Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) and faculty (Mandy Patinkin and Daveed Diggs), and previews his first tour of the school, during which he wears an astronaut's helmet to protect himself from kids' insults. But once he's enrolled, he faces them head on. "Look at his face! I've never seen anything that ugly in my life," says one boy, while a classmate teases on Halloween, "If I look like him, I swear I'd put a hood over my face." Still, Wilson as his father encourages, "I know you don't always like it but I love it -- that's my son's face," and Roberts as his mother says, "You are not ugly, ... because I'm your mom, it counts the most, because I know you the most." Wonder hits theaters Nov. 17. (Hollywood Reporter)

Cannes: Nicole Kidman Pushes for More Female Directors at 'The Beguiled' Press Conference. Sofia Coppola's latest stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. When Sofia Coppola and the stars of her film The Beguiled sat down for the press conference in Cannes, it was an usual sight -- it was six women sitting in a row, flanked by just two men (Colin Farrell and producer Youree Henley). In a male-skewing festival and industry (only one woman, Jane Campion, has ever won the festival's top prize), Coppola's film stands out for its female director and female-centered story. During the press conference, the film's star Nicole Kidman (who stars in four projects in the festival, including Campion's show Top of the Lake), was asked about the opportunities for women as directors in the industry, whether that's in film or TV. "Still only about four percent of women directed the major motion pictures of 2016," said Kidman, sharing other statistics with the crowd. "That there says it all. I think that's an important thing to say and keep saying. Luckily we had Jane Campion and Sofia here. We as women have to support female directors, that's a given now. Everyone is saying it's so different now -- but it isn't. Listen to the statistics." Coppola's Civil War-era drama The Beguiled is a reimagining of Thomas P. Cullinan's 1966 novel, which also was the basis for the 1971 Clint Eastwood film of the same name. Coppola's version stars Kidman, Elle Fanning and Coppola's frequent collaborator Kirsten Dunst, who play a group of women whose isolated existence at an all-girls boarding school is interrupted by the arrival of a wounded Union soldier (Farrell). Farrell said he enjoyed the experience as the only male star of the film. "I grew up in my life with three brilliant and strong women in my life, my mother and my sisters," he said. "Sofia set a very particular mood in the working environment that was one of comfort and ease and trust... it was really, I've been doing this 20 years, and I think this was my favorite experience and my favorite shoot." Coppola also was asked about her film being shown on the big screen versus a streaming service such as Netflix (the company has been surrounded by controversy as a newcomer at this year's festival). "I'm so happy that we shot on 35mm film, and all of the work is so great to see on the big screen. I really hope that people will go to the theaters. We shot it thinking of a big frame, not a phone," she said. "That experience is such a unique one, especially in our modern lives." Coppola also revealed that there are plans to show both her version of The Beguiled and the 1971 one as a double feature at Quentin Tarantino's theater New Beverly Cinema. As for Dunst, she said it wasn't so much about the subject matter of the project, but about Coppola. "If Sofia handed me the phone book and said, 'We're going to make this movie,' I would do it," said Dunst. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer Promises "The Great War Is Here." "The great war is here" in the first Game of Thrones season seven trailer. And what a war it looks like. They're not throwing the word "great" around lightly. Gulp. "Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the north," Lena Headey's Cersei says in the video. "Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it." The trailer features all your favorites doing what they do best, including sitting atop the Iron Throne. Cersei isn't giving that seat up easily, but there are definitely challengers coming her way. "We're the last Lannisters," she says. "The last ones who count." Don't be so sure about that. "I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms," Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen says. "And I will." Keep your eyes peeled for Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and a fair amount of dragons, sex and battles. It looks like season seven will not disappoint. HBO previously released the official season seven key art which features the Night King being super creepy, as expected. While this season was delayed from its normal spring premiere, it looks like for good reason. "Just finished reading season 7," Williams previously tweeted. "S -- t gets REAL... I'd start preparing yourselves now... Scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this." And yes, the start of season seven means the beginning of the end for the HBO fantasy drama, but that doesn't mean the end of adventures in Westeros. HBO is working on several spinoffs. Details are being kept under wraps but there is more than one project in the works to continue the tales of George R.R. Martin's characters. Game of Thrones season seven premieres Sunday, July 16 on HBO. (Eonline)

"Hot Hunk" Ryan Phillippe on Shaking Up Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Gina's Baby Daddy. Milton Boyle, you are the father! In the Tuesday, May 23 season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) revealed the father of her baby is in fact a Boyle, much to Charles Boyle's (Joe Lo Truglio) delight. "Oh my god, he's here. You guys, try not to puke all over yourselves when you see him," Charles said... and then Milton Boyle was revealed to be none other than Ryan Phillippe. Safe to say there was no puking. "Charles is pretty upset and talks about my character, Milton, as if he's the black sheep of the family," Phillippe said. Milton left high school in his junior year... to become a professional snowboarder. Now he owns a winter apparel company that donates snow to the poor. "Water," Milton said succinctly. "The Boyles can't understand my character's success," Phillippe said. "He's done nothing wrong at all. I think that's the whole joke of it is that Charles just doesn't see Milton as the hot hunk that he is," Lo Truglio said. "Hot hunk" indeed! The one-hour finale also featured guest star Gina Gershon as Lt. Hawkins, the dirty had of the task force Jake (Andy Samberg) and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) joined. But Lt. Hawkins was too cunning for Jake and Rosa and ended up framing the two of them for bank robbery -- and they were found guilty! Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return to Fox this fall. (Eonline)

And The Voice's Season 12 Winner Is . . . And the winner is... The Voice crowned its season 12 victor on Tuesday night, with the competition down to Chris Blue (Team Alicia Keys), Lauren Duski (Team Blake Shelton), Jesse Larson (Team Adam Levine) and Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake). So who is the NBC reality hit competiton's latest winner? It was (drumroll please!)... Chris Blue! Congratulations to Team Alicia's Chris, who beat out Team Blake member Lauren in the final two. Team Blake's Aliyah landed in third place, while Team Adam's Jesse took fourth. Alicia is only the second female coach to have a winning team member, after Team Christina Aguilera member Alisan Porter won in season 10. The night, of course, wasn't all about the winners. Miley Cyrus, who will be back as a coach in season 13, joined the show Tuesday night to perform "Malibu," which she dedicated to her "good friend" Ariana Grande and "everyone who experienced that horrific attack yesterday." Jennifer Hudson, who is also set to take over one of the coach's chairs in season 13, made her debut a little early, showing up during the finale to perform her new single, "Remember Me." Former coach Usher also made an appearance to perform "Everybody Hurts" with Blue. Are you happy with the results? The Voice will return this fall on NBC. (Eonline)

Dancing with the Stars Season 24 Has a Winner! Finally! After 10 weeks and 2 1/2 hours of general finale uselessness, we have a winner for season 24 of Dancing with the Stars. Congratulations to Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater! He finally won something! The former NFL running back and his partner took home the trophy after a final week of nearly perfect scores, if it weren't for Len giving one last 9. Before the winner was announced, each of the final three still had to dance one last time in a 24 hour fusion challenge to complete their judges' scores. David remained at the bottom with 109 after scoring all nines in their challenge, while Normani added a perfect score to her total and Rashad missed a perfect by one point. That put Rashad and Normani just one point apart in final scores, with 118 and 119. Of course, none of that even happened until we spent a whole night rehashing old dances old dances and dumb jokes peppered with extra dances and musical performances. Obviously this happens every year, and every year we sit patiently waiting for Tom Bergeron to tell us which celeb will take home the Mirrorball trophy. For some reason, this year just felt like we waited even longer than usual. Is it because Hailee Steinfeld performed not just once, but twice? Is it because of Mr. T's throwback "rap" about all his DWTS friends? Is it because of Maks Chmerkovskiy and Nick Viall's bromance? We may never know, but we do know that we'll be happy for a nice summer break from dancing before we come back in the fall to do it all over again. Are you happy with the winner? Dancing with the Stars will return to ABC in the fall. (Eonline)

Rashad Jennings on His Dancing With the Stars Season 24 Win: "I'm Beside Myself." Rashad Jennings is the Dancing With the Stars season 24 champ... even if he doesn't believe it. Jennings, a pro football player, and professional dancer Emma Slater took the top spot in the competition, beating runner-ups David Ross and Lindsay Arnold. Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy placed third. In their final performance, a fusion dance of the tango and cha-cha-cha to Flo Rida's "I Don't Like it, I Love It," Jennings and Slater received a total score of 39. All 10s from the judges, except Len Goodman who gave a 9. "It's a long exhausting, I don't know how many seconds it was, but it felt like an hour worth of waiting to hear if you made it or not," Jennings told E! News about waiting for Tom Bergeron to say who won the dance competition. "It's surreal though to hear your name called as the winners." Jennings said when he and Ross were working together on a boy band group dance they predicted that the final three contestants would be women. "We were like, no way in the world was this supposed to happen," he said about being the final two with Ross. "So it was fun." Still, Jennings told us he was having trouble grasping his big win. "You can't really put words to it. I really can't. And who would've thought? I'm beside myself with the fact that we still won," he said. "And it hasn't hit me, truly." Jennings will be part of the Dancing With the Stars tour. Did the right person take home the mirrorball trophy? (Eonline)

The Flash Season 3 Finale Delivers a Shocking Death & a Big Sacrifice. Well, that wasn't the death we were expecting now, was it? Warning, spoilers for The Flash's season three finale ahead. If you've yet to watch, tap into the speed force and zoom on out of here! Silly, silly TV viewers, did you really think Iris West (Candice Patton) would be the character offed in the season three finale on Tuesday night after her death had been talked about all season long? No, no, it wasn't Iris who died. The character fans will be saying goodbye to is H.R. (Tom Cavanagh). Let's have a moment of silence, y'all, for our quirky fallen friend before we talk about exactly how it all went down. As predicted, H.R. had used his fancy face-switching device to switch places with Iris just after Savitar had taken her, meaning Iris was safely donned in H.R.'s silly hat while he was the one who was actually stabbed through the back, to then die in Tracy's (Anne Dudek) arms. While Savitar managed to steal the speed force bazooka, Barry (Grant Gustin) and his very alive fiancee took the time to check on the future newspaper article. Iris West-Allen's byline had been restored, which meant her future was saved. However, Savitar then remembered that Iris was alive, so his plans had to change -- including plans for the captured Cisco (Carlos Valdes). He revealed that the device Tracy was making could be modified to send fragments of Savitar into every moment in time, so he could rule everything since the big bang. He also just then happened to remember the time that Julian (Tom Felton) revealed he had developed a cure for Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) frostiness, so he had the perfect thing to dangle in front of Cisco in order to get him to do his bidding. But then regular Barry had a different idea. He made Savitar come have a meeting with him, and then strangely brought him back to the lab. For a hot second, with some convincing from Iris, the plan was for future Barry to rejoin team Flash and be a normal-ish person. But of course, after some consideration, Savitar wasn't into that idea and set the philosopher's stone to explode. Barry and Wally just barely had time to get everyone out before Star Labs blew up. Team Savitar camped out with his speed force gun in the middle of a forest, and was soon joined by Team Flash for one hell of a fight. At one point, Barry ran so fast into Savitar that he pushed future Barry out and took the suit for himself, and had the perfect opportunity to use the stabby arm on "Two-Faced," as Cisco so aptly called him. But instead, he vibrated the suit to pieces, and it became a much more equal fight, until evil Barry turned on Cisco and Caitlin/Killer Frost. Then, all of a sudden, Savitar went down, and we cut to Iris with a gun, because she is a not-so-secret badass. Then, everything seemed OK for a minute, other than H.R. being dead. Harry was even back for a visit, and Killer Frost decided not to go back to Caitlin but also to not be so "Killer." Iris was even singing to Barry as he sang to her when he re-proposed while they talked about their upcoming wedding. Then, of course, everything went nuts. The prison in the speed force was lacking its occupant with the death of Savitar, and it was causing devastating earthquakes and damage all over the city...so Barry said goodbye and sacrificed himself to the speed force, leaving Wally to serve Central City as the Flash. Obviously, Barry will be retrieved at some point (we hope), but how long is that going to take? How will he get out? Who will replace him in the speed force? Will the West-Allen wedding ever happen? Why does this show torture us so?? The Flash will return for its fourth season this fall on The CW. (Eonline)

Why Mariska Hargitay Considers Law & Order: SVU Her "Calling." For Mariska Hargitay, playing Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU is more than just a job, it's a calling. "Every day I get on my knees and thank God for this opportunity. It's not lost on me that God gave me this opportunity, this platform to speak about these issues. I really feel like it was a calling, it's not an accident I came on this show," Hargitay told E! News at The Joyful Heart Foundation gala. "I always wanted to be on service, but it's hard. You say, 'What do I do? How do I be of service?' and this was an opportunity." Hargitay said she was unaware of the sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse statistics until she started on SVU and she wondered why more people weren't talking about the "epidemic in our country." And then SVU became a platform and a venue to encourage dialogue, to shed light on issues often swept under the rug for a variety of reasons. Hargitay started The Joyful Heart Foundation because of what she learned from her time playing Benson. "The Joyful Heart Foundation is about the possibility, it's about joy, it's about reclaiming your life," she said. Law & Order: SVU will return for a season 19 on NBC, making it the longest-running drama currently on air. "It's been a gift from God," Hargitay told us about the renewal. "I think it's supposed to be that way. I think the show has turned into something else. I think the show provides hope and joy and justice and fairness and a new way to see these issues." Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' Adds Mel Rodriguez and Vera Farmiga. The pair will star in an episode written and directed by 'Mudbound' filmmaker Dee Rees. The cast of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams continues to grow. The upcoming Amazon and Channel 4 anthology series, which consists of 10 stand-alone episodes, has added Mel Rodriguez and Vera Farmiga. The pair will star in an episode of the sci-fi drama called Kill All Others, written and directed by Mudbound's Dee Rees. In the episode, a man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. When one extraordinarily average man (Rodriguez) dares to question the situation, he becomes an instant target. The installment also stars Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) and Glenn Morshower (Bloodline) as his co-workers, and Sarah Brown (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as his wife. The Sony Pictures-produced drama, which will debut later this year, counts Bryan Cranston among its executive producers. Farmiga and Rodriguez join previously announced cast that includes Cranston, Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin, Mireille Enos, Greg Kinnear, Steve Buscemi, Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong and Geraldine Chaplin. Based on the award-winning short stories by the author, Electric Dreams is being adapted for television by writers such as Pacific Rim's Travis Beacham, Outlander's Ronald D. Moore and National Treasure's Jack Thorne. Dick's other novels include The Man in the High Castle (also an Amazon series), A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which became Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner. Last Man on Earth's Rodriguez is repped by UTA and Abrams Entertainment. Farmiga, who most recently starred in Bates Motel, is repped by CAA, Authentic and Peikoff Mahan. (Hollywood Reporter)

Sean Hannity Backs Off Seth Rich Story "For Now" Out of Respect for His Family. Earlier in the day, Fox News retracted its story insinuating that the DNC staffer was murdered because he leaked emails to WikiLeaks. Sean Hannity says he will stop discussing the controversial Seth Rich story "for now," out of respect for his family. Starting off his Fox News show, Hannity, on Tuesday, the host addressed the controversy around his coverage of the story and spoke about how he had talked to Rich's family and expressed his condolences. He then added that "out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time," before quickly changing the subject. However, Hannity obliquely didn't rule out returning to the story at the end of his monologue. "Please do not interpret what I'm saying tonight to mean anything. Don't read into this. I promise you, I am not going to stop doing my job. To the extent to my ability, I am not going to stop trying to find the truth." He added: "That effort is not stopping in any way, shape, matter or form. I am continuing the work I promised to do for you. And at the proper time, we shall continue and talk a lot more." Hannity ended the monologue by alluding to the campaign to see him ousted from Fox News, but he added that he was staying as long as the network wanted him. Earlier in the day, it was revealed that Fox News retracted its story insinuating that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered last year because he leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks. Hannity has been aggressively pushing the Rich story on Fox News, his radio show and Twitter. Since Fox News' retraction on Tuesday, at first, Hannity remained committed to the story, before dialing things down on his 10 p.m. show. Hannity's zeal in pursuing the story, despite the objections of Rich's family, has led to widespread condemnation, with particularly pointed criticism coming from media watchdog Media Matters. "Hannity is a professional propagandist for President Donald Trump, as well as a bigot, a sexist, and a conspiracy theorist," Media Matters' website read on Tuesday, followed by a list of several companies that advertise on Hannity's show, implying a call to boycott. The retracted story on Fox News' website cited a private detective who speculated that the truth about Rich's murder was on Rich's computer. Rich was killed last summer in what authorities call a robbery gone wrong. Though Fox News retracted the article, Hannity hasn't stopped reporting his original version of events through tweets about the "liberal effort to silence me" that read, "Mediamatters is trying to silence me, get me fired, pressure my advertising on radio & TV. Liberal Fascism." (Hollywood Reporter)

A+E Networks, Sky Renew Carriage Deal. The agreement covers A&E, History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation, H2 and Blaze in Sky's five markets. Sky and A+E Networks have extended a long-term partnership, on Wednesday unveiling a new deal for the distribution of the cable networks company's channels in Sky's five markets. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. It covers the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria and A+E Networks' six brands in Europe: A&E; History; Lifetime; Crime + Investigation; H2; and Blaze. "Extending the partnership with A+E Networks ensures Sky continues to provide its customers with the best bought content to sit alongside Sky's original productions," Sky said. "The partnership also enables Sky customers to access A+E Network's brands and content via non-linear platforms, including through Sky's OTT service Now TV in Italy [and] enhanced content offerings through Sky Go in the U.K. and Germany." A+E has committed to increased investment in local productions across its European markets, which currently include Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle and Britain's Next Top Model in the U.K., Mafia Queens in Italy and History Hunters in Germany. "I am very pleased that we have created an enhanced long-term partnership with Sky across Europe," said Dean Possenniskie, managing director, EMEA at A+E Networks. "It further cements our important relationship and demonstrates A+E Networks' commitment to delivering the highest quality brands and content to viewers across Europe." Said Rob Webster, group director partner channels at Sky: "It's great to have built on Sky's decade-long relationship with A+E with this pan-European partnership. Customers across all of our regions continue to enjoy world-class content thanks to Sky's partnerships with companies like A+E who trust us to treat their brands and content as if they were our own." (Hollywood Reporter)

FCC Won't Fine Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' for Trump-Putin Joke. A spokesman for the agency said it received "thousands" of complaints about the late-night host's May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as "standard operating procedure." There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert's risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received "thousands" of complaints about the late-night host's May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as "standard operating procedure." It's the FCC's job to police obscene or indecent material on TV when it receives complaints. The agency found that the joke, which involved Trump, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and a crude word for penis, did not warrant punishment. Colbert's politically tinged Late Show, rife with Trump jokes, has become the most popular of the late-night circuit. (Hollywood Reporter)

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