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Friday, May 5, 2017


Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Wife Tasha McCauley Pregnant With Baby No. 2. There's a baby on board for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tasha McCauley. The 500 Days of Summer star and his wife stepped out Wednesday with one super surprising announcement: They're expecting! McCauley dressed her growing baby bump in a polka-dotted frock as she clung on to the hunky actor after dining at Comoncy Cafe in Beverly Hills. A rep for Gordon-Levitt confirmed the wonderful news. It marks the longtime lovebirds second child together, as Joseph and Tasha welcomed a baby boy in August 2015. The pair tied the knot during a secret ceremony in 2014, and have always remained extremely private about their personal lives. Shortly after becoming a father, Joseph revealed why he's kept his son out of the spotlight. "Being in the public eye is a great thing," he shared during a 2015 appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael. "It allows me to do what I love to do, which is act in movies, but it's a choice that I made." Gordon-Levitt continued, "My son, he's just a baby, you know? He hasn't made the choice to be in the public eye, and that's a choice that I would like him to be able to make when he's older, when he can think about these kinds of things and make that decision for himself. And so, for now, I'm just a protective dad, and I want to protect his privacy." You go, pops. Congratulations to Joseph and Tasha! (Eonline)

Morning Joe Co-Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Are Engaged. Morning TV just got more romantic. Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged, E! News confirms. The MSNBC journalists took their relationship to the next level last weekend when Scarborough got down on one knee during a romantic getaway to the South of France and Monaco. They were celebrating Brzezinski's 50th birthday, but the trip was only part of her present. Scarborough, 54, proposed at Bar Bellini at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Brzezinski reveals how it all went down. "Halfway up the hill, he said he needed to sit down," she said. "We hadn't been feeling well, so I thought, Oh, poor guy, he can't make it up the hill. "His glasses were fogging up he was so nervous. I kept thinking he really must not have felt well," Brzezinski said. Scarborough then dropped to one knee with an oval-shaped diamond in his hand. "When I saw him on one knee, I started laughing nervously, almost hysterically," she said. "And then he asked, and I said, 'Absolutely.'" Scarborough, who has been married twice before, admitted marriage hasn't been his strong suit but vowed to change his ways this time around. "It's the one part of my life that unfortunately I haven't gotten right in the past," Scarborough confessed. "I thought after the last time that I would never, ever do this again in a million years. Then it occurred to me that with us working together and being live on the air every day for three hours that we were forced, no matter what disagreements we had, what misunderstandings we had, to work through it and get right with each other by 5:59 A.M." Their relationship was never officially confirmed, but many speculated they were an item for a while. They fueled the romance rumors in April when they gave a telling interview to The Hollywood Reporter. "We have a crackling on-air chemistry, and a crackling off-air chemistry, too," Scarborough teased, to which Brzezinski replied, "That's good." Scarborough then added, "I think that pretty much says it, doesn't it?" Scarborough, an outspoken conservative, and Brzezinski, a vocal liberal, said they find commonality with their pets. Scarborough owns a dog and a cat, while Brzezinski's pet squad includes two dogs, two rabbits, two cats and three chickens. "They get along great," Scarborough shared. "They will always sort of spar with each other and... " Brzezinski quipped, "And he lets the cat get on the kitchen counter, which is just gross." Clearly, these two were spending more time together than just on Morning Joe... Congratulations to the TV power couple! (Eonline)

How Music and Motherhood Are Getting Janet Jackson Through Her Public Divorce. Janet Jackson's upcoming divorce won't prevent the new mom from living her best life. Just a few days after the "All for You" singer confirmed her separation from Wissam Al Mana in a rare video post, E! News is learning more about how the Grammy winner is persevering amid a public split. "Janet is on a roll," a source shared with E! News exclusively. "She wanted to have a baby for some time and now that this came to fruition, everything else has been falling into place nicely." On Monday night, Janet took to social media with a major announcement for fans. Less than a year after the artist had to delay the Unbreakable world tour to expand her family, Janet shared a big development in her fall plans. "I'm continuing my tour as I promised. I'm so excited you guys. I decided to change the name of the tour: The State of the World tour," Janet shared. "It's not about politics. It's about people, the world, relationships and just love." The four-month North American tour is set for a 56-city run beginning September 7 with tickets going on sale Friday. "This tour is going to not disappoint her fans," our source shared. "She wants to make it up to them. She is ready now." When it comes to love and romance, the insider says dating is "not her focus." Instead, it's all about her baby and her career. "I thank God for him you guys," Janet shared in her latest message. "He's so healthy. He's so beautiful, so loving, such a happy baby." And for those few extra pounds Janet admitted to putting on during her pregnancy journey, our source says that she's ready to put in the work and surprise her fans. "She started dieting and it's not been easy," our source shared. "She has a few different trainers she is working with and is determined to really shock her fans with her body transformation." (Eonline)

Christina Aguilera Shares Rare Glimpse Into Her Private Life, and New Music Seems Closer Than Ever. We've seen and heard little from Christina Aguilera in recent months, but that's all about to change. The pop star shared a heartwarming video to Instagram on Wednesday, which documents everything she's been up to since taking a slight step back from the public eye. Divvied up by dates in April and captioned "Grateful for every second of every day," Aguilera documents blink-and-you-missed-it moments full of family, close friends and dare we say... new music? Christina's fiance Matthew Rutler and two kids, 9-year-old Max Bratman and 2-year-old Summer Rutler, appear in many of the scenes, enjoying time at home celebrating birthdays and holidays with each other. Her close pal and songwriter Sia also makes an appearance, leading many fans to wonder if the talented duo is working together on new music. It doesn't seem far off, especially since Aguilera can be heard hitting her signature notes in one scene, and hard at work in the recording studio in others. The Voice coach previously teased putting the "finishing touches to my heart" on possible new music, which would mark her eighth studio album after the release of 2012's Lotus. Meanwhile, she is also jumping back into the movie biz alongside Rashida Jones and Ewan McGregor. The Hollywood Reporter reports Xtina landed a role in upcoming sci-fi romance Zoe, and production begins in Montreal this month. We can't wait to see what's next for this pop princess! (Eonline)

Alexa PenaVega Opens Up About Motherhood, Her Marriage and Going Back to Work. Alexa PenaVega is all grown up and now has a little spy kid of her own! We recently sat down with the actress, and she opened up about everything from her newborn baby to motherhood to being a working mom. It's been almost six months since the star and her husband, Carlos PenaVega, welcomed their son, Ocean King. Thanks to their social media accounts, we've already seen this little guy grow right before our eyes. Alexa says that they're, "So in love," with Ocean, and we are too! "Babies so smart, they're like sponges. So when you're with them 24/7, you don't notice all of the new things that they pick up," she tells E! News. "There was no way that I was going back to work if he wasn't going to be around all the time," she said before continuing. "I think the hardest part is keeping up with how much my baby wants to eat. Literally, in the beginning, I was trying to race to the bathroom from one set to another to pump all the time or have him around to feed, I wanted to accommodate it all. But it finally got to the point where I can't run to the bathroom, so I just wrapped a towel around me and I walk around pumping from one set to another." The new mother isn't focused on diets, instead, she thinks new mothers shouldn't even think of that word. "I think that as new moms we really want to just jump back into it and it's really hard to find the time to do that. But at the same time, my husband is like, 'Don't worry I'll watch him, you go to the gym.' I just can't leave him, and it feels weird," she explains. "Throw anything diet out the window especially if you're breastfeeding. Don't think about diets, don't worry about diets. You need all of those nutrients. And the pounds will come off on their own. I'm focused on getting strong." Alexa has even found some creative ways to incorporate Ocean into her workouts. "I'll hold him and I'll be doing squats or arm exercises or abs, and basically what you'd be doing with an exercise ball, I do with him. And it's so fun, and he think that we're playing, which we are but I'm also getting a workout in," the new mom reveals. "It's been a great bonding thing for the two of us and then I don't feel like, 'Oh my gosh, I haven't been able to go to the gym and have any me time to get myself back in shape.' Because I am and it's 'me' time and time with my son. And I've found it to be a super fun and positive thing." Alexa also shared with us that she and Carlos are keen on making sure to pass down their families' Latino traditions. "So we want to speak Spanish with him because that's what's going to be harder to keep up if we don't teach him at home. But also I grew up with a lot of Colombian food, so I can't wait until I can start feeding him different kinds of Colombian food like arroz con pollo or little arepas," the 28-year-old star explains. But their efforts go much farther than the language and food. Since Ocean was born they've been teaching him Spanish nursery rhymes. One of Ocean's favorites is Los Pollitos. They also sing to him Sana, Sana, Colita de Rana whenever he bumps himself. "It's all about the little sayings and traditions," Alexa says. When it comes to their marriage, Alexa says that while some might say that life is over after a baby, they feel that their lives just started. She admits that finding alone time is much more difficult with a newborn, but she also says that they now cherish it a lot more than before. And if you follow them on Instagram, you know that these two are avid travelers. They have no plans of changing that because of Ocean. And if you follow them on Instagram, you know that these two are avid travelers, which they have no plans of changing that because of their new addition. "I think it's hard because people think, 'Oh, I can't do this,' or 'Now, I can't travel to my favorite place because I have a baby.' And that's not true... at all," Alexa elaborates. "We go on a sailing trip every year, and we will continue to do so. You have to be able to keep doing what you've always done and just find a way to incorporate your child. It might not be exactly how you've always done it, but it'll be fun." When the new mom isn't acting, she's also using her social media to share family moments or some of her favorite tips. Lately, she's been working with Clorox and sharing many of her spring-cleaning tips. (Eonline)

Miley Cyrus Gets Candid About Liam Hemsworth, Weed and That Foam Finger: "I Needed to Change so Much." Life hit Miley Cyrus like a wrecking ball. The 24-year-old songstress has proven herself to be quite the chameleon over the years, transforming her persona from Hannah Montana to a nonstop twerker who wore a lot of nipple pasties. She made no secret of her penchant for smoking weed, talking about it and even lighting up at an award show. But as she tells Billboard, those days are behind her. "This is crazy," she tells the magazine, "but I haven't smoked weed in three weeks!" Miley's idea to "quit" smoking stemmed from her desires to change. "I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open," she explains, "and I was noticing, it's not the people that are stoned. I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be." Part of where Miley wants to be is in her recording studio, where she has been secretly working on an untitled new album. Her first single, "Malibu," is about her relationship with fiance Liam Hemsworth. "They're going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam," she says. "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel'?" Their reconciliation comes after their famous split in 32013. At the time, Miley said she was working too hard to focus on their broken engagement, but she tells Billboard that it was for the best because it made them a better pairing now. "...'cause I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard," she says. "Suddenly you're like, 'I don't recognize you anymore.' We had to re-fall for each other." The "Adore You" singer's evolutions over the years have given her clarity. While she doesn't regret any of what she's done in the past -- nipple pasties and foam fingers included -- she does admit those wild years are behind her. Living a sober life also has helped her find happiness. "I haven't smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I've ever [gone without it]. I'm not doing drugs, I'm not drinking, I'm completely clean right now! That was just something that I wanted to do," she shares. Asked if it was hard to give up, Miley admits, "It's easy...When I want something, it's f--king easy for me. But if anyone told me not to smoke, I would have not done it. It's because it was on my time." She continues, "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." Her most attention-grabbing performance to date was probably her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke. She still doesn't understand how or why it garnered so many headlines. "I was shocked that people gave a f--k about the [MTV Video Music Awards] -- the twerking, the teddy bear," she recalls. "It's a totally different time, and I don't think that would freak people out anymore." Once her untitled album drops, fans will hear and understand Miley's transformation. (Eonline)

Kaley Cuoco Dishes on Her Terrifying Bachelor-Style Date With Karl Cook Involving a Canyon Jump. Kaley Cuoco definitely earned a red rose on this date. As the Big Bang Theory star dished to Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, the star went on vacation with her boyfriend Karl Cook and his family around New Year's, but the trip reminded her more of an extreme date on The Bachelor than a family getaway. Her "daredevil" beau and his family took Cuoco to New Zealand for the holiday, where one of their planned activities was a canyon swing. However, it wasn't as breezy as it sounded -- it was ten times more. The actress decided to do her research and came across tons of concerning videos, but Cook assured her it was really just a swing. The outing began with a hike up a mountainside to a zipline that then took them to the swing. While she may have contemplated backing out, his family was watching. "I felt like I was on The Bachelor," Cuoco quipped. "'Can you jump off with him? This is the next step in your relationship.' I'm like, 'Am I gonna get the rose out of this?'" Like a trooper, she buckled into her harness and jumped off the side of a mountain, free falling for a few seconds before they eventually got to the swing part. "It's a bungee jump and if my boyfriend calls it a swing one more time, I swear I'm going to kill him," she said. "You dangle and you hope that you're going to see your family again." However, there was a silver lining with the death-defying stunt. "It was horrible," she told Fallon. "[But] I got the rose." (Eonline)

Kristen Stewart Has Moved In With Girlfriend Stella Maxwell. First came love -- now a shared address. Five months after Kristen Stewart started dating model Stella Maxwell, "they have moved in together," a source close to the 26-year-old Victoria's Secret beauty reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. Though Maxwell still maintains and apartment in New York City, adds the source, "she spends all of her time" at the 27-year-old Twilight alum's four-bedroom spread in L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood. That is, when the pair aren't traveling. The duo and a group of pals hung at the artist's compound backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14. And four days later, Maxwell -- who's posed for the likes of Balmain and Roberto Cavalli -- visited the actress in New Orleans, where she's filming her 2018 thriller, Underwater. They're both so busy with work," says the Maxwell source, "but try to be together when they can." Adds a Stewart insider, "Kristen really likes her." (UsWeekly)

Amanda Bynes 5 Years Later: Inside Her Struggle to Reboot Her Life After Her Public Meltdown. So many outrageous events happen in the world of celebrity. Fights, feuds, arrests, hookups, breakups, screw-ups. It's hard to get too shocked these days. But every so often a celebrity's downfall is actually shocking, so much so that it becomes the stuff of Hollywood lore. And right there in the annals of epic celebrity meltdowns-sharing real estate with the likes of Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Chris Brown and Michael Jackson -- sits Amanda Bynes. Five years after she slipped through the grip of the young Hollywood vise and lost her way, E! News has learned that she's still trying -- with varying degrees of success amid lingering questions about her public conduct -- to rebuild her life. On the heels of child stardom and with a string of good-girl movie roles to her name, in 2012 the former Nickelodeon princess began a very public descent into an all-too-familiar-looking form of Hollywood Hell. It began with a series of driving violations -- a DUI, two alleged hit-and-run incidents, numerous tickets -- that ultimately resulted in her license being suspended. But while the actress, whose once hot career had cooled after she co-starred with Emma Stone in the 2010 comedy Easy A, wasn't the first starlet to take her troubles out on the road, she was among the first to give the public a front-row seat to her unraveling while oversharing in real time on Twitter, her tweets only getting more disturbing and concerning as she went along. Among the most provocative was the infamous "I want @drake to murder my vagina" tweet, as well as a message sent Rihanna's way: "Chris Brown beat you because you're not pretty enough." There was also a series of tweets in which she attacked various celebrities, including Miley Cyrus, Jay Z and Chrissy Teigen, for being "ugly." She repeatedly attacked her own appearance as well, and her account became a must-follow for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Bynes had moved from Los Angeles to New York, and in May 2013 -- at the height of the tweet storm -- she was arrested for reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and marijuana possession after allegedly tossing a bong out of a Manhattan apartment window. (She later tweeted she'd smoked cigarettes but never owned a bong in her life; the following year the case was dismissed after she agreed to go to counseling and stay out of trouble). Bynes then returned to L.A., and in July she started a fire in her parents' neighbor's driveway that resulted in her own pants catching on fire. She was subsequently placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold in a nearby hospital; a conservatorship, handing legal control of her affairs over to her mother, Lynne Bynes, soon followed. That dramatic turn of events marked the start of Bynes struggle to bounce back and rebuild her life. But though she has made definite progress since, her troubles were far from over at the time. Bynes, having sworn off acting, eventually deleted her bizarre tweets and in January 2014 she enrolled at California's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, finally following through with her tweeted intent of producing her own clothing line. She also got her license back that April; then in September 2014 she was arrested on suspicion of DUI. (The City Attorney's Office later declined to file charges.) She was re-hospitalized and, in October 2014, she tweeted that she had been diagnosed as bipolar with manic depressive disorder but was "fine" because she was taking medication and seeing a psychiatrist. By 2015, she was doing yoga, reconnecting with her family and "trying to live a more balanced life," a source told E! News at the time. After taking time off from school, she was back at FIDM by October 2015. In April 2016, when she turned 30, her attorney Tamar Arminak told E! News that Bynes was "doing great. She is happy and healthy and excited about the future." The last time Bynes gave a direct update about what was going on in her life was in August 2016 (we did find out in February that she was neither pregnant nor engaged), when she tweeted, "I'm really appreciative of all that FIDM is giving me. I've been in school learning about the fashion business so I don't have time to tweet." The clothing line has yet to materialize, but amid new rumors that she was expelled from the O.C. campus, sources tell E! News that Bynes has just been studying at FIDM's downtown L.A. location instead. We're told she's still pursuing her associate's degree and has enjoyed sketch classes. A student at the school tells E! News that Bynes was seen on the FIDM grounds in L.A. just last week, her blond hair dyed brown and looking "frizzy." "She's always alone when I see her and she's not friendly," the student said. But a source who is close to Bynes has an explanation as to why the onetime sitcom and movie scene-stealer might appear aloof to other students, telling E! News: "To the extent that Amanda's isolated [at school], it's a product of being a former child star... I have no doubt that she's isolated from other students. I don't think for a single second that she's hanging out in the quad with all those other bubblegum girls. But she loves going to FIDM, she loves it. She's making amazing progress." The source also insists Bynes was not booted off the O.C. campus for her behavior, but rather just transferred to the L.A. campus. Paparazzi last snapped a brunette Bynes in December, looking healthy and put together while out to lunch in West Hollywood, with what looked like an iced tea or coffee in hand. Her most recent tweet came on April 23, a photo of Bynes (her hair long and light blond) smiling with an unidentified girlfriend beside a floral arrangement, and the message, "Stopping to smell the flowers on a gorgeous Sunday." Bynes' tweeted garnered a slew of supportive replies, such as "You were always amazing. Wish you the best!," "I'm so happy to see you doing better" and "Miss you Queen!" There was also a vote for a reality show. Days beforehand, Page Six reported that TV producers were trying to get in touch with Bynes, hoping to work with the talented actress "in a healthy and positive way" for a possible return to Nickelodeon. And obviously she has plenty of fans who still think she's all that. But whether she has any interest in revisiting her acting days or not, if history is any indicator, the now 31-year-old Bynes is at least in a much better place than she was five years ago. Not having much time to tweet tends to be a promising sign. (Eonline)

Chris Pratt Apologizes in Sign Language for Offending Those With Hearing Disabilities. This might rank as one of the best celebrity apologies of all time. After Chris Pratt shared a video in which he requested people listen with high volume instead of reading subtitles, many criticized the Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 star for not being sensitive to those with hearing disabilities. Shortly after Pratt issued a new video on Instagram apologizing for his mistake. This time, however, he used sign language to get the message across. He also included a lengthy and heartfelt caption explaining the situation. "Instagram does this thing where it mutes all the videos it shows and forces you to turn on the volume in order to hear them. (Maybe because most people are watching those videos at work when they should be working and don't want to get caught. I know that's when I do it.) So when I made a video recently with subtitles, and requested that people turn up the volume and not just 'read the subtitles' it was so people wouldn't scroll past the video on mute, thus watching and digesting the information in the video," he wrote. "HOWEVER, I realize now doing so was incredibly insensitive to the many folks out there who depend on subtitles. More than 38 million Americans live with some sort of hearing disability. So I want to apologize. "I have people in my life who are hearing-impaired, and the last thing in the world I would want to do is offend them or anybody who suffers from hearing loss or any other disability. So truly from the bottom of my heart I apologize. Thanks for pointing this out to me. In the future I'll try to be a little less ignorant about it." For all the people who might think his apology is disingenuous, he has a message for that, too. "Now... I know some of you are going to say, 'Hey! Chris only apologized because his publicist made him!' Well. That is not the case. As always I control my social media. Nobody else. And I am doing this because I'm actually really sorry. Apologies are powerful. I don't dole them out Willy-Nilly. This is one of those moments where I screwed up and here's me begging your pardon. I hope you accept my apology." The Passengers actor then used his apology to serve as an opportunity to pitch an idea to Instagram: closed captioning for the hearing impaired. "And on that note. Why doesn't Instagram have some kind of technology to automatically add subtitles to its videos? Or at least the option. I did a little exploring and it seems lacking in that area. Shouldn't there be an option for closed captioning or something?" he asked. "I've made them lord knows how much money with my videos and pictures. Essentially sharing myself for free. I know they profit. So... GET ON IT INSTAGRAM!!! Put closed captioning on your app. #CCinstaNow" Leave it to Pratt to turn lemons into the sweetest lemonade. (Eonline)

Carrie Fisher's brother is speaking out to kids about mental illness, using his sister's battle with bipolar disorder as proof that treatment does work. Teaming up with the Child Mind Institute's new #MyYoungerSelf social media campaign, in which celebrities share their experiences growing up with mental illness, Todd Fisher, 59, says he noticed his sister was different from a young age. "When Carrie and I were growing up, we knew there was something going on with her," he says in the video. "Her behavior got more and more extreme, everything seemed to be more difficult for her." At the time, there was no diagnosis for bipolar disorder. "She was struggling through something and was very alone," Fisher explains. "All she had was the support of her family." Eventually, Carrie's mother Debbie Reynolds found a specialist who Fisher says "made us aware of this disorder." Carrie received treatment for bipolar disorder on and off for the rest of her life, and while there were hiccups along the way, medication and therapy allowed Carrie to flourish personally and professionally. Fisher's sister and mother died in within a day of one another in December. Reynolds died on Dec. 28 at age 84 from an apparent stroke, the day after Carrie passed away at age 60 following a massive heart attack on an 11-hour flight from London to L.A. "When I lost Carrie recently, I was standing at our family service, I said, 'We need Carrie to put words to what just happened,' because there really are no adequate words that describe these kinds of losses in life," Fisher says. Fortunately, Fisher points out that Carrie left behind an incredible legacy and highly respected body of work. "She left us with this amazing inspiration of a person that survived incredible adversity," he says. "She excelled at life in everything she put her hand to, whether it be writing or acting or even Broadway." Fisher adds that his sister could accomplish anything she set her mind to and that might not have been possible without treatment. "Without the help of her doctors and family and medication, I don't think we would have seen what we were seeing," he explains. "To any child who's struggling today with mental health or a learning disorder, take a look at Carrie," urges Fisher. "Use her as your role model. Do not be afraid to ask for help. You're not alone, and treatment does work." (People)

Alanis Morissette's Ex-Manager Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Embezzling Millions. Alanis Morissette's ex-manager had a hand in her pocket wallet and now he's going to jail for it. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, the Grammy winner's ex manager, was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday for criminal charges connected to embezzling more than $7 million from his famous clients in the course of six years, including the "You Oughta Know" songstress. Schwartz was also ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution, according to The Los Angeles Times. The accountant took roughly $5 million from the songstress over the course of four years, a scheme orchestrated in a "long, systematic, drawn-out, and sinister manner," as Morissette described in court. The songstress also claimed, had the scheme continued, she would have ended up bankrupt. "I alone am responsible for the devastation," he said in the hearing. "I will spend the rest of my life asking for forgiveness." "Mr. Schwartz used his clients' funds as a personal ATM machine and, in doing so, financially victimized his clients and colleagues," said Deirdre Fike, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office, told CNN. Morissette learned of his theft when she hired a new money manager, per The Daily Mail. When Schwartz's firm, GSO Business Management, was contacted with allegations of fraud, Schwartz claimed Morissette was addicted to drugs and mentally unstable and that he had invested the money in an illegal marijuana company. He was subsequently fired. He pleaded guilty to tax fraud and wire fraud charges in February and penned an explanation of his downward spiral for The Hollywood Reporter, blaming his behavior on a mounting gambling addiction. "At first, I 'borrowed' a little from clients, with the hopes that I would pay them back if I won that night's bet. That snowballed, and as I kept losing, I kept stealing," he explained. "I kept telling myself that I just needed one lucky break, and I'll pay them back. That lucky break never came -- thankfully. I say thankfully because when I was finally caught, a bright spotlight shined on my deplorable conduct. I could not hide any longer and hit rock bottom." Morissette and the other clients who were victims of his theft were reimbursed by his firm or insurance. (Eonline)

Daliah Lavi, 'Casino Royale' and 'The Silencers' Star, Dies at 74. After Kirk Douglas helped her get her start, she made the transition from European films and then became a German pop star. Daliah Lavi, the exotic beauty who starred in the swinging 1960s spy spoofs Casino Royale and The Silencers, has died. She was 74. Levi died Wednesday at her home in Asheville, N.C., her family announced. In The Silencers (1966), the first of the four Matt Helm movies that starred Dean Martin as the American superspy, Lavi played the femme-fatale Tina Batori; she saves the hero from getting a dagger in the back while he is in the embrace of a gorgeous female enemy agent. The dark-haired, dark-eyed sex symbol then returned for another spy spoof, playing one of the "James Bonds," aka The Detainer, in Casino Royale (1967) opposite David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress and Woody Allen. Her other work in the comic genre including The Spy With a Cold Nose (1966), starring Lawrence Harvey, and Some Girls Do (1969). At her 10th birthday party, Lavi met Kirk Douglas, who was filming The Juggler in her town in what is now Israel, and arranged for her to study ballet. A decade later, they worked together in Vincente Minnelli's Two Weeks in Another Town (1962), and she received a Golden Globe for most promising newcomer (female) for her work. Lavi (that's her stage name; it means "lioness" in Hebrew) had appeared in such European fare as The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961), The Demon (1963) and The Whip and the Body (1963) before attracting attention as The Girl in writer-director Richard Brooks' Lord Jim (1965), starring Peter O'Toole. She played the pretentious actress Ilona Bergen in the Agatha Christie remake Ten Little Indians (1965) and also showed up rather nicely in Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967), Nobody Runs Forever (1968), opposite Rod Taylor, and Catlow (1971), starring with Yul Brynner. In the early 1970s, Lavi turned to singing and performed "Oh, wann kommst du?" (When Are You Coming?) and "Willst du mit mihr geh'n?" (Do You Want to Go With Me?), which became big pop hits in Germany. She reappeared as an actress on German television in the 1990s. Fluent in five languages, Lavi lived in Asheville with her husband, Charles, since 1992. Survivors also include her children Kathy, Rouben, Alexander and Stephen; grandchildren Sophie, Ben, Emma and Hannah and Levi; and sister Michal. Her funeral and interment will take place in Israel, the family noted. (Hollywood Reporter)


Prince Philip Retires From Royal Duties With Queen Elizabeth II's "Full Support." Hours after news reports claimed that an emergency meeting was held at Buckingham Palace, light has been shed on the circumstances surrounding the last-minute ordeal. In a statement made by Queen Elizabeth II's private secretary early Thursday morning, it was announced that Prince Philip "has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen." The Duke of Edinburgh, 95, "will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen," the statement continued. "Thereafter, The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time." "The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organizations, with which he will continue to be associated, although he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements," the palace said. "Her Majesty will continue to carry out a full program of official engagements with the support of members of the Royal Family." Earlier, the Daily Mail reported that Her Majesty's senior aides called for a household meeting. Servants from the royal homes across the U.K. were said to have been told to head to London. And while meetings like Wednesday's aren't entirely unheard of, it appears that the nature of the timing lead many to speculate about what was going on behind closed doors. "Although meetings involving the entire household are occasionally called, the way this has been done at the eleventh hour is highly unusual and suggests that there is something major to be disseminated," a source told the Daily Mail. "But at the moment, only those closest to her genuinely know what on Earth this is all about." Earlier Wednesday, both the Queen and her husband were seen in public. The 91-year-old Queen was photographed arriving at Buckingham Palace to meet with the British Prime Minister Theresa May, while Philip was seen attending an event honoring the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground. The Duke of Edinburgh quipped just before he pulled a cord to part a small curtain, "You're about to see the world's most experienced plaque-unveiler." Amid a social media frenzy about the meeting, BBC's Peter Hunt reported that that there was "not cause for concern regarding the health of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip" despite increased speculation. Philip, who turns 96 in June, carried out 110 days of engagements in 2016. He and Elizabeth will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in November. (Eonline)

'Harry Potter' coming to Broadway April 2018. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," the West End smash that extends the uber-popular "Harry Potter" franchise to the stage, has officially made a date with Broadway, setting its opening night for late April 2018. "Harry Potter," which earned raves in London and won a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, is anticipated to prove equally successful on Broadway, where the industry is betting it becomes an attention-getting, galvanizing hit. It's not the only big-name production on the docket for that spring; Disney Theatrical Production's stage version of "Frozen" is also due to bow in spring 2018. In London, the two-part "Cursed Child," which consists of two full-length parts seen over the course of one full day or on consecutive evenings, pulled off the rare trick of pleasing both "Potter" fans, who flock to the West End outpost from around the world, and critics, who found much to admire. John Tiffany ("Once," "The Glass Menagerie") directs a script by Jack Thorne, from a story crafted by "Potter" creator J.K. Rowling with Thorne and Tiffany. The storyline picks up after the final scene in the seventh "Harry Potter" novel, following Harry, Hermione and Ron as adults while tracing the exploits of their children at Hogwarts. No casting has yet been announced for the New York staging. On the West End, the show's cast includes Jamie Parker, Anthony Boyle and Noma Dumezweni, who all won Oliviers for their performances. Produced by Sonia Friedman ("Dreamgirls"), Colin Callender ("Lucky Guy") and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will open April 22, 2018 at the Lyric Theater, currently undergoing renovations to accommodate the production. An exact start date for previews has not yet been set, but it'll likely fall sometime in late March. (PageSix)

Sharon Stone's Sons Are All Grown Up in Rare Red Carpet Appearance. Red carpet ready! Sharon Stone walked the red carpet for the premiere of her new film, A Little Something for Your Birthday, with two very special guests: her two sons! Stone made the event a family affair as she wrapped her arms around Roan Joseph, 16 and Laird Vonne, 11, and posed for photos. The actress, 59, radiated happiness with an ear-to-ear grin. She opted for an emerald green, one-should mini dress. Roan looked like a red carpet regular in his dapper light blue suit and striped button down. Instead of wearing a tie, he hung black sunglasses from his shirt. His younger brother Laird went rocker chic, wearing a graphic T-shirt underneath a black blazer and black slacks. Stone's children are rarely seen in public, so the sighting is a rare treat. She last shared a photo of Roan and Laird, along with their brother Quinn Kelly, sitting on the steps with their mom while celebrating her birthday. "Happiest Birthday!" she captioned the Twitter picture. If there's one thing that's certain, Stone is the epitome of happiness when she's hanging out with her boys. (Eonline)

Kourtney Kardashian is giving Scott Disick a run for his money, and letting everyone know it now -- she's hooking up with a super-hot guy way younger than her. His name is Younes Bendjima and they've been casually dating for months. They've rarely been photographed together in public -- but that changed Tuesday when they were spotted doing lunch in West Hollywood and shopping in Bev Hills. Our sources say they met in October. In fact, Younes was with Kourtney in the Paris club the night of Kim's robbery. He splits his time between Paris and L.A., and we're told they see each other regularly when they're both in town. Younes is 23 ... same age as Bieber, so Kourt's got a type. (TMZ)

Museum donors furious over celebs smoking at Met Gala. Board members and donors to the Met are up in arms at all the celebs smoking and taking selfies of themselves in the bathroom during Monday night's Met Gala. One told us, "As a donor to the Met, I was so insulted to see all these 'celebrities' smoking and taking selfies of themselves in the bathroom. Mostly, it's disrespectful to the art collection which needs to be kept 100% smoke-free. I would honestly like to see these people fined by the city." Another source tells us that a board member was horrified to go into the ladies' loo on Monday night and found a host of celebs messing around in there including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Kylie Jenner, Paris Jackson, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, who took an epic selfie. A few were smoking. The source said, "The board member stormed right out and complained right away to Anna Wintour's team. It is so disrespectful to the museum." Reps for the Met didn't immediately get back to us. (PageSix)

Derek Jeter could soon face a deep-pocketed roadblock in his bid to buy the Miami Marlins, The Post has learned. Billionaire Charles Dean Metropoulos, whose buyout firm controls Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, is interested in making an offer for the money-losing MLB team, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Metropoulos, worth $2.4 billion, according to Forbes, has long coveted buying a sports team for sons Evan and Daren. The businessman met with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the last several weeks at the Palm Beach Breakers Resort about making a joint offer, the source said. Bush is partnered with Yankees great Jeter in bidding for the Marlins -- one of two known suitors. Tagg Romney, the 47-year-old son of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, using family money, is leading a second bidding group. Tagg Romney, like the Bush/Jeter team, has been looking for co-investors, sources said. The Bush/Jeter group has been lining up co-investors so they can make a better-than $1 billion proposal for the team. Number 2 is close to realizing dream number two. Derek... Metropoulos, unlike Bush and Jeter, has the money to buy the team himself and is interested in buying the Marlins only if he or his sons become the general partner, the source with direct knowledge of the situation said. Major League Baseball recognizes only one general partner per team. "I think it's bad news for Bush and Jeter," that he's interested, a sports banker said, believing Metropoulos, if he bids, would likely end up doing so on his own. It is not known if Bush would accept a minor, nonactive role in the bidding group. Earlier this week, Bush told The Post during the Milken Global Conference, here, that he was "confident" of becoming the exclusive bidder for the Marlins. All things being equal, MLB would likely favor a bid that had more cash and less debt -- an advantage Metropoulos would seem to have over the Bush and Romney groups. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday evening told The Post on the sidelines of the Milken Conference, "The next step for the Marlins is to decide who they want to sell to." Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday... "We hope that happens in days and not months," Manfred added. As of a few weeks ago, neither the Bush/Jeter team nor Metropoulos had seen the Marlins' financials, the source said. The Marlins are among the poorest performing teams in baseball, losing more than $50 million a year, sources told The Post. Their poor on-field performance has resulted in the team being among the four lowest in average attendance in each of the last four seasons. Metropoulos is known as a value investor, and has bought companies, including brands like then-bankrupt Hostess, that were losing money. However, he also has a reputation for being a disciplined buyer. He was a serious suitor in 2011 to buy the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars but in the end lost out to Shahid Khan, who paid $770 million. Metropoulos declined comment. (Page Six)

Bella Hadid isn't pining for The Weeknd. She found another man to have fun with -- a stranger on a plane. Hank Freid, who owns the Sanctuary Hotel off Times Square, was on a Delta flight from New York to Miami last week, sitting in first class -- right next to Hadid, 20, who was heading to the now-infamous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. The two hit it off, a source told me, and Freid seemed to be enjoying a Bloody Mary, so Hadid, who had ordered a red wine, said, "I think I'm drinking the wrong thing. I'll have what you're having." The duo exchanged phone numbers before they parted, but Freid got a text from her after midnight, asking if he wanted to go with her to a club. The married man declined. Freid is hoping she and her friends will come to his Haven Rooftop. The model's team had no comment. Hadid, who saw The Weeknd with his new girlfriend, Selena Gomez, on Monday night at the Met Gala, told Teen Vogue, "Love hurts, but you have to pull through." (Page Six)

Casey Anthony was back in the baby business ... at least for a minute. Casey was at lunch with friends at a restaurant in Clearwater, Florida, when a woman at the table forked over the 6-month-old to the woman who was acquitted of murdering her own child. There's a story behind all this ... the infant is the grandson of a veteran NBC producer who has gotten close to Anthony. There have been numerous stories ... NBC has made a serious play for several years to get a sit-down with her. The infant's mother took the pics back in February. BTW ... this was not just a moment in time. One of the pics shows Casey and the baby at a home before they all went to lunch. Anthony has said she's open to having another kid. (TMZ)

Oscar De La Hoya just invited Donald Trump to be his guest at the Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight in Vegas ... so he can witness firsthand how important Mexicans are for the U.S. economy. Oscar has a dog in the fight -- Canelo is signed to Golden Boy Promotions -- and told TMZ Sports he even had the fighters run through a wall in their video promo as a "jab" at Trump's border plan. But Oscar says there's no bad blood with Trump -- he knows the President has a long history of supporting boxing ... he just wants Donald to see the good that Mexicans like Canelo and Julio can do for the U.S. Will Trump accept? Hey, it's possible ... (TMZ)

Meg Ryan Lists Luxurious $11 Million New York City Loft. Meg Ryan -- the star of many iconic New York City-based films like You've Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally -- is selling her home in the Big Apple. The 55-year-old actress has listed her sprawling, luxury loft in SoHo for a whopping $11 million, according to Corcoran. Covering the full fifth floor of a former button factory on NYC's Mercer St., the 4,100 square-foot condo features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a chef's eat-in kitchen, a butler's pantry and a media room. To add to the spacey feel, 13 oversize windows look out over the city, bringing in sunshine from all angles. Though Ryan put in quite a bit of renovation, she maintained the original detailing including the architectural columns. The actress had opened up about her love for renovating and decorating in a the November 2016 issue of Architectural Digest. "I love renovating. I think it's tied to living the actor's life. As an actor, you are so rarely in control. You're always saying words that someone else has given you, standing in a room that someone else has designed, to create a reality that someone else wants to see," she explained. "But with decorating I am in control; it's a chance for me to bring my vision into the world." Ryan originally purchased the home in 2014 from Hank Azaria (who is most known for voicing characters on The Simpsons). Before Azaria, it was owned by esteemed photographer Cindy Sherman. In fact, Ryan had been to a party at Sherman's home before it was her own. "It was all quite different back then, and the space had been through many eras. At one point Cindy Sherman had used it for her photo studio. In fact, what's now my coatroom was her darkroom," the actress recalled. "But even when I had visited all those years ago, I was amazed by the volume. It was like so much of New York: cinematic. That's what attracted me," she said. "That's what I wanted to work with." Looks like her dreams came true! (Eonline)

Leave it to a Hollywood producer to unload his $100 million mansion with the SEXIEST video sales pitch ever -- complete with semi-naked women ... touching each other. The famed Bev Hills estate known as Opus just hit the market, and this movie trailer-styled reel is sure to have buyers lining up for the 20,500 sq ft, 7 bed, 11 bath palace. Opus was built by mega developer and former movie producer Nile Niami. He also had a hand in the promotional vid for the "Billionaires' Row" property. You might notice the 2 pools, waterfall, champagne vault, home theater and beauty salon -- in between shots of topless women in body paint. It also comes with a 10-car museum pre-stocked with a gold Lamborghini Aventador and Rolls-Royce Dawn. Opus is listed by Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland, who also brokered the Playboy Mansion deal. Golden ladies not included. We're pretty sure. (TMZ)

Fyre Festival paid $250K for Kendall Jenner Instagram post. The co-founder of the Fyre Festival squandered away millions of dollars on models, private jets and yachts to promote the doomed event-which he sold as a "pipe dream" to rapper Ja Rule, according to a new report. Billy McFarland's profligate spending began about month after he created the idea for the festival last October, to the point where there was eventually nothing left to pay vendors or artists-or even employees, Vice News reported Wednesday. "We started getting paid as wires from Billy's account and one time [in January] we got paid in a wad of cash," a former Fyre employee told Vice. "They didn't have any money. They kept paying the influencers and the models." McFarland blew $250,000 for a single Instagram post from Kendall Jenner and paid no less than $20,000 for lesser-known "influencers," according to one person familiar with the payments. Planning for the ultra-posh Bahamas festival, which was scheduled over two weekends in late April and early May, only began in late February or early March-and was poorly done from the beginning. McFarland, a 25-year-old entrepreneur, treated his latest venture as a "boys club," flying down to the Bahamas "every other weekend for lavish vacations" on nearby islands but only taking male employees with him. "Billy would take all the boys down there, it would be boys only," an employee said. "They talk about f -- ing bitches and hoes in conference meetings." Around March, McFarland and team members tried to secure a second round of investments. In one meeting, McFarland hinted that Fyre had already spent millions on celebrity endorsements and marketing-and now need funds to pay for employees, vendors and artists. Still, the Fyre team didn't seem worried that the festival wouldn't come together in time. (PageSix)

You'd think a Darth Vader mask on sale for $1.4 million would at least have been worn in one of the 'Star Wars' films, but not so ... and yet, it's still pretty baller. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka created the Sith Lord's famous mask in solid 24 carat gold for the die-hard 'Star Wars' fan with super deep pockets. Naturally it had to hit the market Thursday, May the Fourth ... aka Star Wars Day. Don't worry about it being sold off. They're custom order, which means Ginza Tanaka seems to think more than one of these bad boys will sell. FYI, it takes about 10 goldsmiths 3 months to create the piece. The mask weighs 33 pounds, so you better have a strong neck. Or actual use of the Force. (TMZ)


Meghan Trainor to receive ASCAP Vanguard pop award. Meghan Trainor will have another trophy to place next to her Best New Artist Grammy. The songwriter-turned-singer/performer will receive the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 34th annual Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on May 18. As previously announced, Diane Warren will be presented with the Founders Award during the ceremony, which this year takes place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk, Sara Bareilles, Diplo, fun., Jack Johnson, The Killers, Modest Mouse, The Strokes, St. Vincent, and Walk the Moon. Commented ASCAP EVP Membership John Titta: "Meghan has made incomparable strides in her career in the time that I've known her, but it has always been clear that her talent would take her above and beyond the pop charts. Whether she's writing chart-topping songs for herself or someone else, we can't wait to hear what Meghan does next." Aside from her own hits, including "All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin'," "Dear Future Husband," "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," "NO" and "Me Too," Trainor, who is managed by Jeffrey Azoff and Tommy Bruce at Full Stop Management, has written or co-written hit country songs for Rascal Flatts ("I Like the Sound of That") and Lauren Alaina ("Road Less Traveled"), as well as Jennifer Lopez, and Fifth Harmony. (PageSix)

Cher to sing 'Believe' at Billboard Music Awards this month. Cher will sing her late 1990s anthem "Believe" at the Billboard Music Awards this month. Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Cher also will receive the ICON Award at the May 21 event in Las Vegas, where the singer is completing a residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo. It will be her first awards show performance in more than 15 years. Other artists set to take the stage at the Billboard Awards include Drake, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line and John Legend. The show will air live on ABC from T-Mobile Arena. (PageSix)

Niall Horan Releases His Second Single "Slow Hands." Niall Horan is back with a brand new sound. "I'm so happy to be releasing 'Slow Hands.' I've been listening to a lot of early '80s stuff lately and been inspired by that heavy bass and the funky guitar sound," the 23-year-old singer-songwriter told E! News Thursday. "It's another flavor to my album that I'm excited to share." The single follows Horan's debut solo song, "This Town," which he released in November 2016. Horan co-wrote "Slow Hands" and recorded it at L.A.'s East/West Studios; Julian Bunetta produced the song. Horan will shoot the music video for his second single sometime next week. Recently, in the podcast Bizarre Life With Dan Wootton, Horan said he's proud of what One Direction's Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson have accomplished since the boy bend went on hiatus last year. "It's still the same as it was, to be honest. Everyone's releasing their own projects at the minute," he explained. "So, we're all pretty much on the same page." Taking a break was good for everyone, he added. "When we called the hiatus, we just felt like it was the right time. It was a long time to keep going at that intensity and that pressure, touring that much and bringing out albums at that pace," the "Kiss You" singer told host Dan Wooton. For the foreseeable future, "We're just doing our own thing, you know? Inevitably, I'm probably going to end up touring this. Harry will probably end up doing the same. Probably Liam. Probably Louis. That's a year -- time adds up." Horan said his bandmates sends each other demos of their solo material. He was particularly impressed by Styles' "Sign of the Times," saying, "I think people were a little bit shocked by it, by the song. I don't think so at all. I think it is very Harry. I really enjoy it. I really like it -- it's a great song. I was listening to it earlier, actually, in the car." As for Tomlinson, Horan said, "Louis lives quite near me in L.A., so I'll be going over to him when I get out there. So, I'll be going out and seeing him and playing him some of my stuff, and hopefully he's got some stuff to play." Now that he's a solo artist, Horan has left Simon Cowell's record label. "We were very close to Simon for years and had a lot of success together. I felt like I wanted and needed a fresh start. It's a long time to be at a label; I wanted to broaden my horizons and try something new," he said. "We both know that. When One Direction comes back, we'll still have albums left to do." (Eonline)

Ed Sheeran Releases "Galway Girl" Music Video Starring Saoirse Ronan. Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan can add music video star to her resume. Ed Sheeran released the music video for "Galway Girl," and Ronnan is the star. The video showcases Sheeran following his "Galway girl" Ronan around as they spend the night partying, Irish dancing, getting tattoos and drinking Guinness. The Brooklyn star and Sheeran filmed the video in the City of Tribes two weeks before his Irish concerts last month. Filmed by Sheeran, the "Galway Girl" music video is from his point of view. Fans see Sheeran at the beginning of the video, but he doesn't reappear until the end when he wraps his arms around Ronan. Behind-the-scenes, Sheeran and Ronan became good friends. He even asked the actress to write "Galway Girl" so he could have it tattooed on his body in her handwriting. Hilariously enough, she misspelled the title and now he has "Galway Grill" inked on his body. He debuted the tattoo, which is on his right forearm, during his concert in Glasgow, Scotland. "Thought I'd tell you that," he told the concert audience. "Haven't told anyone about that yet... I'm actually kind of proud of it. It's the kind of thing that I would do." At least he has a sense of humor about it! (Eonline)


"Versace: American Crime Story" is going for total authenticity by moving into Gianni Versace's Miami mansion where he was shot and killed. We're told 'ACS' started filming Wednesday at the mansion, which is now The Villa Casa Casuarina -- a luxury boutique hotel with 10 guest rooms. The FX series -- slated for 10 episodes premiering in 2018 -- is filming there for nearly all of May. The mansion is obviously pivotal to the show because it's where Andrew Cunanan murdered Versace back in 1997. It looks like no guests are booking there during filming, and we're told 'ACS' plunked down 6 figures to rent out the location. Killer deal. (TMZ)

Alfred Molina talks about new film 'Saint Judy'. Forget headlines, Hollywood is now immortalizing issues. Alfred Molina and Michelle Monaghan are shooting an indie called "Saint Judy." About Judge Judy? No. About Liza Minnelli's mom? No. Alfred says, "This 'Saint Judy' is a drama. The true story of single mother Judy Wood, who's an LA lawyer. Her character's played by Michelle. Wood, whose specialty was asylum, had an early vision about helping people and subsequently fought to change existing US laws for women who are entering this country. "Judy Wood, with only interns working for her, went before the Court of Appeals. She made history. "The facts are all there because the original draft was written by California's Pepperdine University School of Law." Wood's fight was, single-handedly, defending an Afghan immigrant who, if denied immigration here, would have faced the death sentence upon returning to her native land. Her crime? Attempting to educate the women of her country. (PageSix)


Girl Meets World Boss Reveals Scrapped Season 4 Plans. Girl Meets World has met its end, and creator Michael Jacobs is leaving fans with a little morsel of what was to come. Jacobs took to the Girl Meets World writers Twitter account to share what his plans were for the fourth season of the adventures of Riley (Rowan Blanchard), Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel). "Grateful to all who have written in support of the show. You are who we did it for. And now to keep a promise: Season 4 would've shown that what drew Farkle, Lucas and Zay to Riley and Maya was the deep friendship and respect they had for each other," he tweeted. "And their relationship was the guide in how to meet the world. Especially our current world. Because to find love, friendship and respect must be at the center of it. Cory and Topanga always knew that. So, as you all meet this world, we wish you friendship, respect and love," Jacobs said in a series of tweets. He followed up with two more tweets: "Oh, and Auggie and Ava were forever." And "All of us at [Boy Meets World] and [Girl Meets World] have loved bringing you these stories. We hope we have taught you to dream, try and do good. Class dismissed." Don't cry over the "class dismissed" reference, don't cry over the "class dismissed"... Girl Meets World wrapped its three-season run on Disney Channel in January. The sequel series to Boy Meets World routinely featured appearances by BMW veterans including Will Friedle, Rider Strong and William Daniels. Jacobs tried to find the show a new home after Disney canceled it but shared on May 3 that the efforts failed. "I wasn't able to find a new venue for the show. I'm sorry. We brought our best and hope we made you think and feel. Until next time. Thanks," he said on Twitter. In a statement from January 2017, Disney Channel thanked Jacobs. "We are proud that for over 70 episodes, Michael Jacobs, April Kelly and the talented creative team, cast and crew entertained viewers with an authentic and heartfelt look at navigating adolescence," Disney Channel said. (Eonline)

How Veep Caused This Politician to End Up With a Black Eye & Stitches. Caution: Watch Veep at your own risk. Graham Perrett, an Australian politician, laughed so hard at the season six premiere of the HBO comedy that he started choking on his sushi dinner. The choking caused him to stumble and knock his head on a cabinet, knocking himself out. He received three stitches and a black eye from his enjoyment of the episode. "I mean, c'mon, I'm actually having a hard time believing it," Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted with a link to the news. "But the real question is -- what episode?" The Emmy-winning actress didn't have to wait long for a response to her query. In the premiere episode, Timothy Simons' Jonah Ryan shaved his head, faking cancer. "We'll tone it down a bit next year for this guy's sake or maybe send him some edited [episodes]," Simons tweeted. Perrett told BuzzFeed his wife found him unconscious on the floor, covered in blood. "I must have been out for only a few seconds because when I came to again, I was still laughing at Jonah," he said. The moment that got him? When Dan Egan (Reid Scott) made his first shaving pun to Jonah during a live interview. Veep's executive producer, David Mandel, told Guardian Australia he was "very glad someone thinks the episode was as funny as we do," and added, "I can think of a few officials in the USA that I may send the episode to. With any luck, their wives won't be home." Mandel told BuzzFeed if he wrote Perrett's injury and how it occurred into the show, "people would say, 'yeah right, that doesn't happen, you can't do that.'" "It really does seems like something in the show, so I guess I'll have to wait a year now to use it," he said. Hey, President George W. Bush once choked on a pretzel, there's a precedent there. Veep airs Sundays, 10:30 p.m. on HBO. Mind your sushi rice. (Eonline)

The Arrangement's Deann Confronts the Man Blackmailing Megan: "I Will Put You in the Ground!" The Arrangement's season finale airs this Sunday and it's going to be an explosive episode! In the clip from the show, Deann (Lexa Doig) and Terence (Michael Vartan) meet with the man who's trying to blackmail Megan (Christine Evangelista) for $5 million. The couple tries to have a low-key meeting with the man, but when he doesn't agree to their terms, Deann has heard enough. So she takes matters into her own hands and tells the man how things are going to go. "Stop talking," she tells him. "You don't get to have a say anymore. I have spent a lifetime building what I have and I'm not gonna let you or anyone else destroy it." Deann then warns the man, "I will put you in the ground!" Don't mess with Deann! Watch the season finale of The Arrangement Sunday at 10 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

The 100's Ultimate Betrayal: Marie Avgeropoulos Sounds Off on the Devastating End to the Conclave. Well, s--t. The 100 just held its final conclave, which was supposed to determine which clan got control of the bunker that doubled as humanity's last hope of survival. The idea was that one member of each clan would battle, and the last one standing would claim the bunker for their clan, and it almost worked out best for everybody (or at least for about 1200 of everybody). It was Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) who ended up winning after a devastating fight throughout Polis that forced her to mercy kill her friend Ilian (Chai Hansen), witness the death of Roan (Zach McGowan), and finally kill Luna (Nadia Hilker), who was fighting to keep humanity from surviving at all after how she was treated by Skaikru. She then declared that the clans would share the bunker as best they could. The only problem was that the rest of Skaikru, led by Clarke (Eliza Taylor), had decided to ignore the rules of the sacred conclave and had already taken the bunker for themselves, locking even Octavia and Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) outside. Needless to say, Octavia was pissed. "She was victorious for nothing, went through all of that for nothing," Avgeropoulos tells E! News. "And again, they didn't believe in her, and ended up taking the bunker and leaving her on the other side." And to make it worse, Bellamy (Bob Morley) -- after all that support and strategy advice he had given her in preparation for the fight, and all that fighting he did himself to save her from Echo's cheating -- had been gassed and trapped inside against his will. "Octavia doesn't realize Bellamy was gassed at that point -- only the audience does. So once again, it just leaves her incredibly heartbroken and betrayed by her own people and her family," Avgeropoulos says. The 100 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Opens Up About the Benefits of Therapy: "You Can Inspire Yourself." Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett isn't holding back. The reality TV star caught up with E! News' Zuri Hall Monday and opened up about her experience on Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition. Kendra, who has had an estranged relationship with her mother, discussed what it was like going on the show with her. "I just decided to go in there and stick it through," she explained, "because I really closed the door on my mom. I was prepared to go through it and not say one word to her. That doesn't really work out that way." Kendra also opened up about her past experience going on Marriage Boot Camp with husband Hank Baskett. "It's so easy to look around and see the cameras and be like, 'This is a TV show, a train wreck TV show that I'm a part of. This ain't therapy,' and then it proves you wrong," she explained. "You're forced to believe in it. You're forced to give because you're so drained. If you're here just do it." Despite the progress Kendra and her mom made, the former Girls Next Door star wished she had more time on the reality series. "The hardest part is knowing you only have two weeks to get what you need back. To get closure in your life," Kendra said, adding that she wanted to go to therapy with her mom, but no one wanted to do it. Money was an incentive for both. As for what she walked away with, Kendra said she learned a huge lesson that she's appreciative to be able to teach others: explore your inner-demons. "Bring up the most painful thing you've ever experienced just pick it apart and experiment how to forgive it," she advised. "You can inspire yourself." While hanging out with E! News, Kendra also played a game called "What Would Kendra Do?". She had to answer questions such as, "What would you do if your kids came home covered in tattoos?" or "What would you do if you found your son in bed with a girl?". Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition airs Fridays on WE tv. (Eonline)

Eden Sassoon Not Returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: "I Feel Free and Alive to Be the Real Me." Grab your crystals and send some positive energy to Beverly Hills. Eden Sassoon is not returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the one-season friend of the Housewives announced on her Facebook page on Wednesday. "I want to BE the one to share with everyone this news. I WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO #RHOBH NEXT SEASON," she wrote. "In receiving this #news I feel free & ALIVE to BE the REAL ME that was not shown to the #bravo world of viewers. I truly am #grateful for the experience & huge life lessons I was up against." Eden, the daughter of entrepreneur and daughter of the late beauty icon Vidal Sassoon, made her debut on the Bravo reality hit in its most recent season, appearing as a friend of the Housewives. While she formed a quick friendship with Lisa Rinna, Eden clashed with Kim and Kyle Richards after relating to the sisters' complicated history because of her own personal struggles with her sister, Catya Sassoon, who died of an overdose in 2002. Unfortunately, her relationship with Lisa Rinna quickly soured after telling Lisa Vandperpump that Lisa Rinna had told her Kim was "on the verge of death" and that Kyle was her "enabler." In the season seven finale, she stormed out of a party after yelling at Lisa Rinna. "I've given you so much of my time, my energy, my heart, you f -- king bitch. I've given you everything, Lisa," she said to a stunned Lisa Rinna. In her Facebook announcement, Eden encouraged viewers to "watch the REAL EDEN NOW." "Remember an END is just a NEW BEGINNING...I will be in full force with #love #hugs #truth and #compassion which are all things that make me shine," she wrote. "So if you can't handle my light ... please go be dim someplace else." The hair salon and pilate studio owner added, "The viewers that do resonate with my #spirit #pilates #smoothies #fashion #hair #stares #legacy #soberlife #singlelife #momlife #humor #discipline #daddyissues #lifeat43 #livbyeden #hereandnow #sisterwives #exhusband #familybytrade ?? #Sassoon .. Know I'm here and #youcantstopme ????. Another chapter in #EdenLoveStory ?? thank you @evolutionusa you know I truly Luv to LOVE YOU! @bravorhobh may u continue to create fun #drama always ??." #Namaste, Eden. Season seven just finished airing in late April, and there's been no word yet on which Beverly Hills ladies will return for season eight. (Eonline)

Alec Baldwin welcomes the chance to share the screen with President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live." "I think if he came it would be a great show," Baldwin said in an interview Wednesday. "I think it would be better for everybody. It's always fun to defuse some of the tensions and unpleasantness of all this because we are mocking him -- by no means with more frequency or more maliciousness, if you will, than other people." But he will have to wait. The actor, whose Trump impersonations became a staple this season and helped propel "SNL" to its best ratings in years, said the president recently turned down an invitation to appear on the NBC show. "We invited him to come when I hosted recently, but he refused to come, which is fine," Baldwin said. "I'm hoping 'SNL' was the one thing he chose to ignore so he could actually do his job." Trump has repeatedly bashed "SNL" and Baldwin's impersonations on Twitter, but the actor said his performance is driven by Trump's words and actions. "Trump himself is responsible for nearly all of the content," he said. "Trump is the head writer at 'SNL.' Nearly everything, every consonant and every vowel is something that Trump himself has rendered in some way. So I think Trump is even more frustrated because he has only himself to blame for that." He also praised Jimmy Kimmel, who on Monday night detailed how his son was born last month with a heart defect and required surgery. Kimmel's tearful monologue included a plea for all families to have access to life-saving medical care. "Good for him to get real about that," said Baldwin, who's a father of four. "I'd love to see this country turn in a direction where it makes things easier for moms and dads." Baldwin said he has reached out to Kimmel, who was his co-star in the animated film "The Boss Baby." "I can't imagine any time in your life when you buckle down more and kind of batten down the hatches more than when you're going through that with your wife," Baldwin said. "That's just mind blowing. Mind blowing. And I hope everything is great for his son." (Page Six)

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