Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke Get Married (Again). So nice they did it twice! After first tying the knot in February, Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke held a second wedding celebration Saturday afternoon. "You only get married twice, once," wrote Domino, whose Instagram caption accompanied a black and white photo of her husband in a three-piece suit. The bride, who is a doula and musician, wore a lacy beige gown for the outdoor ceremony. Celebrity guests included actors Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann, Debra Messing and Tara Summers, fashion designer Zac Posen, supermodel Heidi Klum and musician Jordan Galland. Mariska, Debra and Summer shared multiple pictures via Instagram throughout the weekend. "Congratulations Domino," Summer wrote. "You deserve the moon and the stars." Debra, meanwhile, frequently referred to herself and Mariska as "#weddingwarriors." As E! News exclusively reported four months ago, Penn and Domino made things official in a small courthouse wedding in Brooklyn; they celebrated afterwards with a restaurant reception. Penn has been with Domino, who has a child from a previous relationship, since 2014. In February, Domino's sister, Mozart in the Jungle actress Lola Kirke, shared a picture from the courthouse on Instagram. "When someone gets married in a courthouse, it's really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer. Here, I try a look simply called 'Pants,' as Cassius goes for 'That Dude from #incubus' and Jemima experiments with 'Off to Therapy!'" Lola wrote. "Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you." Domino's other sister, Girls actress Jemima Kirke, publicly congratulated the newlyweds via Twitter. "Congratulations ya s--theads!" tweeted Jemima, who next appears in the movie The Little Hours. "@PennBadgley and @DominoKirke it's all downhill from here. In a good way!" (Eonline)

Beyonce and Jay-Z Bring the Twins Home to a $400,000-a-Month Luxury Rental. You can rest easy...Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins have left the hospital and are finally at home, multiple sources confirm to E! News. After remaining in the hospital for an extended period of time, a source said that Bey and the babies have left the hospital and are "doing great." Another source confirmed to E! News that the babies looked healthy and are at home. According to the insider, Beyonce also "looked amazing and was glowing." The mother of three also had a very mellow mood and was calm. As The Daily Mail exclusively reported, the new mother of three has since set up house at a $400,000-a-month Malibu mansion, where she and her family are expected to stay for the remainder of the summer. The property, which features 6.3 acre grounds, features a rose garden, tennis court, pool house and viewing deck. The property, which is referred to as La Villa Contenta, is currently on the market for $54.5 million. According to The Daily Mail, Tina Knowles was spotted visiting the compound on Sunday. Although the A-list couple has not announced any birth news themselves, E! News confirmed the arrival of Bey's twins. The following day, the 35-year-old singer's father Mathew Knowles confirmed the news on social media, writing on Twitter and Instagram, "They're here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday." He posted the caption alongside an image of a digital card that read, "Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad" and contained his Instagram username. The Grammy winner famously revealed that she was pregnant with two back in early February with an Instagram post that nearly broke the internet (no, really). Queen Bey posted a photo of herself dressed in lingerie and surrounded by flowers and penned the following statement on behalf of her family: "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two and we thank you for your well wishes.-The Carters." Shortly thereafter, Bey's mom Tina Knowles Lawson took to Instagram to express her excitement over her future grandchildren. "Wow I don't have the keep the secret anymore. I am sooo happy God is so good twin blessings." Yonce has made no secret of the fact that she and Jay have wanted to give their daughter Blue Ivy Carter siblings. In a recent interview with Elle, the songstress opened up about motherhood and how much she wants for her daughter. "I just want my child to be happy and healthy and have the opportunity to realize her dreams," the superstar singer said. But the songstress said that giving her daughter a carefree life may be detrimental to her personal growth. "Everyone experiences pain, but sometimes you need to be uncomfortable to transform. Pain is not pretty, but I wasn't able to hold my daughter in my arms until I experienced the pain of childbirth." (Eonline)

Are Brad Pitt & Elle Macpherson dating? Say it ain't so! Could this be the hottest new couple of the year? Elle Macpherson may have just split from her billionaire husband, Jeffrey Soffer, but according to today's relationship rumor mill she's already moved on with Brad Pitt. According to New Idea magazine, sources said the 53-year-old supermodel was spotted with the actor, also 53, at a nightclub in Hollywood. "They definitely seemed cozy together, like a couple on an intimate date," the source claimed. "She was touching his arm a lot and flicking her hair over her shoulder - there was a lot of flirting going on.' He was laughing at everything she said and leaning in really close," they added. Macpherson and Pitt first met on the set of Friends in 1999, when Brad guest starred on his then-wife Jennifer Aniston's hit show. It is said Macpherson moved her two sons, Flynn, 19, and Aurelius, 14, out of the Miami mansion she shared with her estranged husband, Soffer, only last week. Since his split with Angelina Jolie, Brad has also been linked to Sienna Miller. (British Glamour)

The internet is losing it over these new pictures of Steve Carrell. And we don't blame them... Steve Carrell has officially stolen George Clooney's title as the silver fox of Hollywood according to fans after debuting a new and improved look. The comedian, who was in London last week for the promotional tour of Despicable Me 3, is having his very own Kim K style break the internet moment as people are going crazy for his new silver do' and impressive dress sense. One person even joked that "2017 Steve Carrell' looked like he'd had a makeover by Jacob from Crazy Stupid Love... (British Glamour)

Bill Cosby could still find himself locked up for the rest of his life ... but that's not going to stop him from making bank on the show that helped his rise to fame. The comedian and creator of "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" filed paperwork in May -- about a month before his sexual assault trial began -- to renew the rights to the title of his animated series ... and the terms "Fat Albert" and "Hey hey hey" specifically. Cosby wants to churn out t-shirts and DVDs featuring the cartoon ... whether he's a free man or not. Prosecutors vowed to retry him. This also might explain why Cosby -- to the dismay of many -- shouted Fat Albert's catchphrase as he was leaving the courthouse during his trial. It was just marketing. (TMZ)

A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that "All Eyez On Me" borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did with Shakur in the 1990s for Vibe magazine. The lawsuit says, for instance, the film's fictional character Nigel is based on a character Powell wrote about in one of his magazine articles. The suit says the character is based on Jacques "Haitian Jack" Agnant. "There are stories with fictional characters and re-worked narratives that are unique to the Original Work that appear in the Infringing Work," the suit said. "Rather than contact Plaintiff, Defendants, while fully aware of Plaintiff's copyright in the Original Work, willfully and improperly developed, produced, filmed and released the Infringing Work derived from Plaintiff's Original Work." Powell is suing Lionsgate, Program Pictures, Morgan Creek Pictures as well as producers and screenwriters of the film. A representative for Lionsgate declined to comment Saturday. Morgan Creek Pictures did not immediately respond to the same email request for comment sent to Lionsgate. Powell's lawyer, Keith White, said his client's "exclusive and intimate access" to Shakur was the result of trust he'd established over the years. "The narrative that Kevin developed from many intense and exclusive moments with Tupac should not have been used in any film without Kevin's approval and consultation," White said in a statement Saturday. "All Eyez On Me" debuted last weekend at No. 3 with $27.1 million. Critics have panned the movie and Jada Pinkett Smith, a close friend of Shakur's, contradicted several scenes in the film and called her portrayal "deeply hurtful." Shakur, one of the most prolific figures in hip-hop, died in 1996 from gunshot wounds. (Page Six)

Maury Povich ain't got nothing on this paternity test -- a judge has ordered the body of Spanish painter Salvador Dali be exhumed to get to the bottom of a baby daddy dispute. The court handed down the order Monday after a Spanish woman claimed her mother had an affair with the artist in 1955. But with no biological remains or personal objects of the artist available to help determine whether he's the father, a judge ordered his body exhumed. Surreal. We know. Salvador -- who died in 1989 -- had no children with his wife. The alleged daughter, who's a tarot card reader, has made this claim twice before ... but never gotten any paternity results. There's a lot at stake. Dali was extremely wealthy when he died. Dude lived in a castle with a pet anteater. Unclear when the testing will be done, but just imagine Dali doing this dance. UPDATE: A rep for Dali's foundation say they are currently preparing an appeal to oppose the order. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

How Prince Harry Is Defining His Place in the Royal Family Before He Gets Married. It isn't just those who marry into the royal family who have to give up any pursuits that might be considered off brand. The royals themselves, while they usually get to spend their formative years exercising a modicum of freedom (also dependent on their spot in line to the actual throne), are ultimately expected to whittle their interests and occupations in a certain way to suit the monarchy. Because of Queen Elizabeth II's record-long reign and the assumption that Prince Charles will become king when the time comes, Prince William and Prince Harry have been afforded more time than some of their predecessors to refrain from becoming so-called "fulltime royals." But earlier this year William accepted the spare set of keys to the castle, and later this summer he'll end his run as an air ambulance helicopter pilot and devote himself primarily to his patronages, philanthropy and whatever else he's called upon to do as a member of Britain's royal family. A tad reluctantly, apparently. "We're involved in modernizing the British monarchy," Prince Harry explained their raison d'être in a recent interview with Newsweek. "We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time." What fodder that must have been for their local critics, the very ones who used William missing one church service while on a ski trip as proof he didn't take his duties seriously and another example of why the monarchy should be dismantled. There's a big gap, however, between being wistful about giving up one thing for another and indifference. And with their generation representing the future of the system, William and Harry (who's behind his nephew Prince George and niece Princess Charlotte in line for the throne) will have the opportunity to make the lifestyle somewhat more in tune with how they'd prefer to live. "Thank goodness I'm not completely cut off from reality," Harry continued. "People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live." He said, "I do my own shopping...But I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too. Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping." Kate Middleton hasn't yet said if she'll still do her own shopping when she becomes queen, as is the plan so long as William becomes king one day, but all evidence points to her continuing on with picking out her own jeans from Zara and running out for groceries. Still, saying no one really wanted to be king was a pretty loaded statement from Harry, though one seemingly meant to reiterate that the times they are a-changing. And they may be a-changing for Harry in more ways than one. The 32-year-old royal has been dating actress Meghan Markle for about a year now, and what with them both being of marrying age and all... Bettors would lay odds that an engagement is imminent, though it's anyone's guess as to how much time could pass between a proposal and the official announcement. William and Kate, for instance, were engaged for about a month before the palace shared the news. And seventy years ago, the queen and Prince Philip were engaged for a year before it was announced, because King George VI wanted to wait until his daughter was 21. Roughly seven-year courtships, the both, however. Meghan and Harry have only been dating a very short while in comparison, so the world could be getting ahead of itself. Regardless, Harry has seemingly been very much invested lately in letting the world get to know him more, perhaps before the end of his bachelor days and the start of his full-time royalty, which -- no matter how normal one aspires to be -- ideally requires a commitment to a certain style of public behavior. Not that Harry would necessarily need to be a full-timer. His uncle Prince Andrew, at one time second in line to the throne before Prince Charles had children and now sixth in the order, is also a so-called spare heir and he served in the Royal Navy till he was 41. When Harry was stationed in Afghanistan with the British Army he was the first royal to see combat since Andrew, who served in the Falklands War. So even though Markle has already shut down her lifestyle site The Tig, is rumored to be wrapping up her run on Suits, hasn't posted to Instagram in months and is not engaging in any behavior remotely resembling a Hollywood star who just grew exponentially more famous over the course of a year, Harry -- who left the army in 2015 -- could find himself a day job. But despite his boldly candid statement about the kingship, Harry is incredibly devoted to his family, and there's no better way than being one of the most powerful people in the U.K. for him to draw attention to and help the causes important to him, such as veterans' services and mental health care. Which also serves his other purpose, which is to live up to the example set for him and William by their mother, Princess Diana, who used her celebrity to blaze a humanitarian-activist trail in her wake. He met Meghan while promoting the Invictus Games in Toronto, and her philanthropic streak will fit right in. "It's a tricky balancing act," he admitted to Newsweek of his desire to lead an "ordinary life" and his sense of duty. "We don't want to dilute the magic." The relative flood of personal information we've been getting from Harry lately, including about the anxiety and anger issues he let fester for years after Diana's death until eventually seeking counseling, seems to be an example of Harry and William modernizing the monarchy in action. Along with Kate (though we're still waiting for her in-depth interview -- insert prayer-hand emoji), they've become far more human, in real time, than any prior generation. And luckily there's no imminent danger of diluting the magic, what with the tiaras and jewels and pomp of it all. This royal family is still the closest thing the real world has to Disney princesses and the romantic lore of Camelot. If Sir Lancelot had done his own shopping. (Eonline)

Ireland Baldwin Teases Alec About His "Rude, Thoughtless Little Pig" Voicemail. Ireland Baldwin can be a real ham. The 21-year-old model was just one of a handful of stars to roast Alec Baldwin for Spike's upcoming One Night Only special, taped over the weekend at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theatre. Other headliners included Daniel Baldwin, Bill Clinton, Jane Curtin, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Julianne Moore and Tracy Morgan, and Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon pre-taped a special performance. One Night Only: Alec Baldwin will air Sunday, July 9, at 9 p.m. ET. "Hello, my name is Ireland, and I'm a Baldwin. Yes, I'm a member of that family. The Baldwins. I see other recovering Baldwins here. Some cousins, uncles... I'm here to roast this big old ham I call my father. Speaking of pigs, some of you may remember me as that 'thoughtless little pig you read about.' That was a decade ago, and my dad and I are in a much better place now. He would never say something like that," she said. "Because I'm 6-foot-2 I would keep kick his ass." Ireland referred multiple times to her father's leaked voicemail from 2007 that came out during his divorce battle with Kim Basinger. "The truth is, that whole awful period nearly killed him emotionally. I wouldn't see my dad that upset ever again...until I showed him my first tattoo. OK, my second tattoo," Ireland said (via People). "I couldn't show him where I got the first one." Alec jokingly threw food at his daughter during her speech. "I know you've heard this and time again, but I really am proud to be your daughter, and I'm so happy to be here tonight," she told her 59-year-old father, a two-time Emmy Award winner. "And I absolutely love and adore you." While Alec and his daughter have long moved past the infamous voicemail, it still haunts the Baby Boss voice actor. As he said on Good Morning America earlier this year, "It's thrown in your face every day. There are people who admonish me or attack me and use that as a constant spearhead to do that. It's a scab that never heals cause it's being picked at all the time by other people. And my daughter, that's hurt her in a permanent way." The father-daughter duo have joked about the voicemail on social media over the years, and in 2012, Ireland told Page Six the "only problem" she really had with it is that "people made it out to be a way bigger deal than it was. He's said stuff like that before just because he's frustrated. For me it was like, 'OK, whatever.' I called him back I was like, 'Sorry dad, I didn't have my phone.' That was it." (Eonline)

David and Victoria Beckham were spotted dancing to Ed Sheeran while watching the singer headline Glastonbury festival on Sunday night. Sheeran closes the final day of the festival, following on from Friday headliners Radiohead and Saturday bill-toppers Foo Fighters. During his set, former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham and ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were seen side stage, with David head-nodding along and Victoria dancing behind. David Beckham had been spotted previously in the weekend watching both Liam Gallagher and Foo Fighters. Speaking before his set, Sheeran admitted that he is "out of place" at the festival. "I'm definitely the one that's out of place on that list," the singer told the BBC. "But I think that's an exciting thing." "I'm actually more excited for this than I was for my Wembley Stadium shows because when you're playing your own shows you're not really winning anyone over because they've all parted with cash to buy a ticket, so you've already won them over," he explained. "But I think I'm going to be playing to a lot of people who might have heard some of my songs on the radio, but they're Glastonbury goers, they're not fans of me." Sheeran added: "Knowing that there are people in the audience who possibly don't even like my music at all and are just there to sort of see, that excites me." This article originally appeared on Nme.com. (People)

Carmelo Anthony Sends La La Birthday "Love" After Their Split. Carmelo Anthony will always love La La Anthony. Though the couple separated in April, the New York Knicks player made sure to send his estranged wife some "love" on her 38th birthday. "I look at you on this birthday, and it is hard to believe another year has passed," the 33-year-old wrote on Instagram, re-gramming one of her photos. "You are as beautiful now as ever before!!! Sending Birthday wishes to MY EARTH." "@lala Love YOU," Carmelo added. "#AVeryPOWERFulDay6/25." To celebrate her birthday, La La took her 10-year-old son Kiyan Anthony as her date to the 2017 BET Awards in L.A. Sunday. "He's so good in basketball. He's such a good student and just a good person," she told Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier. "He makes me very proud." As for Carmelo, La La said, "We're always a family, no matter what." (In April, a source told E! News Carmelo "wants to make it work" with La La.) La La looked like a million bucks, as stylist Maeve Reilly dressed her in a custom Thai Nguyen Atelier gown, Sophia Webster pumps and H. Stern jewelry. Her son -- whom she called "my heartbeat" -- was just as stylish, as she revealed he was dressed in "Versace down to the socks." Since her spring split, La La began a "new diet" and has started "working out more." In the last two months, La La said she's been "focusing more on just myself. It's summer time. All women like to turn it up in the summer, work out and eat healthy. I've just been following a good plan." (Eonline)

Michael Kors and Alina Cho were so shaken up by the anti-fur protest Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art they wouldn't discuss it afterward. Kors, the designer, was being interviewed by journalist Cho as part of the Atelier series on Wednesday night when animal-rights activists stormed the stage, chanting and holding signs, one of which hit Kors in the head. "Some well-heeled ladies fled in fear, as if facing a guillotine," a witness told me. "Designer and author Jeffrey Banks led the chorus of boos, angered by the disrespectful disruption." Museum staffers were able to remove the protesters after seven minutes. When the talk resumed, the remaining guests, including Marjorie Gubelmann, Freddie Leiba and Jamee Gregory, rose to their feet to give the pair a standing ovation. Cho remarked that it was her first. (Page Six)

Kelly Osbourne Pees Her Pants in Public. Kelly Osbourne was feeling mighty pissed Sunday afternoon. The brash Brit was enjoying the Pride Parade in New York City with her friend Sam Smith when she got the urge to tinkle. Osbourne attempted to use the restroom at a Starbucks on the corner of 6th Ave. and 27th St., but was denied entry. Osbourne subsequently peed her pants. The 32-year-old Project Runway Juniors judge vented about the experience on Twitter, where she has over 4 million followers. "SHAME on U @Starbucks #PissedMyOwnPants in this location because UR shameful employees refused to let me use the [toilet]," she wrote. "I have piss in my shoe." Osbourne decided to include a picture of the location rather than of her soiled pants. Starbucks has responded to dozens of complimentary tweets from other Twitter users, but the company did not reply to Osbourne; in just 12 hours, her tweet received over 265 responses. In a statement to E! News, a spokesperson for Starbucks said Monday, "We are working to follow up with Ms. Osbourne to clarify any confusion. There simply is no restroom in this store, and inquiring customers are typically directed to a store a few blocks away. We sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding and hope to welcome Ms. Osbourne back for a beverage on us very soon!" Osbourne's weekend was troubled from the start, as she got stuck in a sample size dress Friday and offered her Instagram followers photo proof. "When the dress is too big for your body but too small for your ass," she said. "I've been in this bathroom for 20 minutes trying to get it off!" Aside from wetting herself, Osbourne seemed to have a great time at Sunday's parade, where she rode on the amfAR float. In one caption with Smith, she joked, "The Brits are taking over." (Eonline)

John McEnroe says the Studio 54 era wasn't all it was cracked up to be -- admitting he couldn't even get into the storied club -- and he even calls Andy Warhol "annoying" and "mediocre" in his upcoming memoir. The tennis enfant terrible recalls in "But Seriously," out Tuesday from Little, Brown and Co., that he could never get past the velvet rope at Studio 54, pleading with its infamous doormen, "I'm six in the world!" But, "the doormen would be like, 'So? McEnroe, get the hell out of here!' In fact, I don't think they even knew my name -- my memory has added that in the hope of making me feel better." Of Warhol, McEnroe writes, "He was always there at every party I was ever at, taking your picture late at night, even when you were super f?-?-?ked up .?.?. I remember thinking, 'Who is this weirdo with the fake hair? Why is he waving his camera around when we're here at 3 in the morning? Isn't there a place that could be off-limits?" (Warhol was known for taking Polaroids of everyone, including Mick Jagger, Yves Saint Laurent, Jack Nicholson, Debbie Harry, Alfred Hitchcock and Pele.) But in his book, McEnroe complains that Warhol interfered with his sex life, saying that at late-night parties, where one might "loosen your collar and try to find a good-looking model or whatever," the artist "always seemed to be up in everyone's face with his camera, being a pain in the ass." The seven-time Grand Slam winner didn't think much of Warhol as an artist either, saying he found him to be "mediocre" before he later came to appreciate the work. When Warhol died in 1987, McEnroe says, "everyone all of a sudden is going, 'He's one of the world's greatest, unbelievable.?.?.' I'm like, 'He is?'?" Yet McEnroe spent about $30,000 at a 1986 charity auction to have Warhol paint a pair of portraits of himself and then-wife Tatum O'Neal. The artist came to their home to photograph them first. The tennis star-turned-broadcaster eventually sold the works for more than $400,000 at a Sotheby's charity auction in 2008. (Page Six)

Music

Foo Fighters honor cancer campaigner Laura Plane in touching Glastonbury dedication. The Twitter campaign #everlongforLWP succeeded gloriously. A Twitter campaign to get Foo Fighters to dedicate their song 'Everlong' to a breast cancer campaigner and Foos fan who died in May has paid off, with the band dedicating their last Glastonbury song to Laura Plane, who died in May. Laura, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, raised more than £30,000 for the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel, leading to a Pride of Britain nomination, and an invitation to Buckingham Palace that she was sadly too ill to accept. Laura's campaigning also helped her cousin Jade Popplewell to take a lump that she found more seriously. Jade was subsequently diagnosed with cancer in time to have it treated successfully. After her death, Laura's husband Jon started a campaign on Twitter and Instagram asking the Foo Fighters to dedicate 'Everlong' to Laura during their headline Glastonbury set. The couple danced their first wedding dance to the song, which has been a fan favorite since its release in 1997. They were due to see the band this year to celebrate their 10th anniversary, but Laura was too ill to attend. Fearne Cotton was among those to tweet the band using the #everlongforLWP- and the campaign had luck. Singer Dave Grohl sent Jon a note about Laura: "Jon-Dave here. Heard about Laura. Sending you much love and hope and light. Will be thinking of yous at Glasto. Take care mate." It didn't promise a dedication, but Foo Fighters being the friendly legends that they are, they did Jon and Laura proud. Closing their set, Dave Grohl announced that their next song was for "Laura... who couldn't be here tonight." They then played an emotional version of 'Everlong' which the couple had loved so much. What a lovely way to celebrate Laura's life. (British Glamour)

Lorde Rules Australia's Albums Chart with 'Melodrama'. Lorde is on top Down Under with Melodrama (Universal). The Kiwi singer-songwriter's sophomore album starts in the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart to equal the effort of its predecessor Pure Heroine, which also bowed at No. 1 back in October 2013. Off the back of her new release, Lorde's debut album returns to the top 50 this week at No. 26. Melodrama, which also leads the Billboard 200, does enough to drop Ed Sheeran's Divide (Warner) into second place on the Australian survey, while a pair of new releases, Nickelback's Feed The Machine (BMG/Warner) and Royal Blood's How Did We Get So Dark? (WEA/Warner), take positions 3 and 4, respectively. The fifth spot on the latest albums tally is occupied by London Grammar's Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (Dew Process/Universal), down from No. 3 last week. Also flying high on the latest chart is Fleet Foxes, the American indie-folk act whose third studio album Crack-Up (None/Warner) opens at No. 10. Crack-Up is the Seattle group's third studio set and second to chart in the top 50, following its most recent LP Helplessness Blues which reached No. 6 in May 2011. On the ARIA Singles Chart, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee notch six straight weeks at No. 1 with "Despacito" (Republic/Universal), featuring Justin Bieber. "Despacito" is now double-platinum certified (140,000 units). Meanwhile, former One Direction stars Liam Payne and Niall Horan nail down Nos. 2 and 3 with "Strip That Down" and "Slow Hands," respectively (both through Capitol/EMI), and DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" (Epic/Sony) collaboration with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller is the week's best-performing new release, debuting at No. 4. The follow-up to "I'm The One" (Universal/Sony) which hit the summit last month, "Wild Thoughts" is just the second DJ Khaled track to crack the top 50 in Australia. "I'm The One" dips 4-5 this week. (Billboard)

Stone Roses Reportedly Break Up Again. After initially breaking up in 1996, the great Manchester psych-rock band the Stone Roses reunited to tour in 2011. Last year, they released two new singles and played their first NYC show in decades, and it seemed that a new album might actually be on the way. But now, it's looking less and less like that. After playing the last date of their U.K. tour in Glasgow Sunday night, as NME reports, Ian Brown seemingly suggested that the Stone Roses have broken up again, telling the crowd, "Don't be sad it's over, be happy that it happened." That's not exactly crystal-clear confirmation, but fans who were at the show seem to be pretty convinced that they're done. Whatever the case may be, we still got two new Stone Roses songs, so we can indeed be happy that that happened. (Billboard)

New Edition Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 BET Awards. New Edition took home a big prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2017 BET Awards Sunday night. The group, which is comprised of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, hit the stage to accept the honor and to perform at the award show, hosted by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. The men were introduced by the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah). While accepting the award, several of the group's members made remarks. During the speeches, Brown, New Edition's most famous member, said to the crowd, "I didn't know how much our fans were going to stick with us the way our fans have stuck with us for the last 35 years...I know I've been through some s--t. Thank you for sticking with me." The honor included a rousing tribute by the cast of the BET mini-series The New Edition Story, whom the music men joined on stage for an epic performance. The R&B group, which formed in 1978 and came to prominence in the '80s with hits like "Candy Girl" and "Cool It Now, also performed a medley of their hits. Previously, Jesse Collins, the executive producer of BET's miniseries The New Edition Story, said, "New Edition's music is woven into the fabric of our culture." Chance the Rapper was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award at the award show that is currently in its 17th year. Presenters include Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, Robin Thede, Trevor Noah, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Cari Champion. The show's other performers include Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Future, Lil Wayne, Migos, Post Malone, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Roman Gianarthur. Earlier this week, it was announced that A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, SZA, Swae Lee and Khalid would also be performing. (Eonline)

Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 BET Awards. Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 BET Awards Sunday night for "positively impacting both local and national communities." It was a big night for the young star, who took home Best New Artist earlier in the night. The rapper was also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Debra L. Lee presented the 24-year-old, who is the youngest recipient of the honor to date, with the award. "Tonight we honor a young man from the Chi and honestly I love everything about him. He created his own path to the charts and took that same creativity to help children," Lee said. "He's not afraid to speak out for people who can't speak for themselves." Chance even got a very special intro from the former First Lady Michelle Obama, who said she'd known the Chicago-native for years. When Chance, who brought his mom Lisa Bennett as his date, accepted the award, he said, "This is wildly overwhelming. I didn't think it was going to be this crazy." The humble star added, "I am 24 and to be receiving something like this at my age...it feels a little early to get something like this but my God doesn't make mistakes and I like to think that he's putting this enormous pressure on me to see how I react." Then the humanitarian challenged the Chicago public school systems, judges and the criminal justice system to make some drastic changes. In March, Chance donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and additionally raised more than $2 million for the public schools through his Social Works organization. Past recipients of the BET Humanitarian Award include Al Sharpton, Quincy Jones, and Muhammad Ali. And as if you couldn't love him more, Chance brought his mom along to the star-studded award show. Sunday night's presenters included Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Robin Thede, Trevor Noah, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Cari Champion. Additionally, New Edition was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the award show, which is currently in its 17th year. Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Future, Lil Wayne, Migos, Post Malone, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Roman Gianarthur also performed at the awards show. Earlier this week, it was announced that A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, SZA, Swae Lee and Khalid would be showing off their talents at the award show. (Eonline)

Xscape Reunites and Makes Your Dreams Come True at the 2017 BET Awards. It's the reunion you've all been waiting for! After more than 15 years apart, beloved '90s girl group Xscape has come back together at the 2017 BET Awards. It's been almost two decades since the gals last performed on stage together but the R&B quartet, which consists of Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott and Tameka "Tiny" Harris, still has it! The ladies performed their hit "Just Kickin' It" for the excited audience. Despite their time apart, the group showed the world they've still got the pipes to make the crowd go wild. The group's other top 10 R&B hits include "Understanding" and "Who Can I Run To?" In March, the formerly feuding ladies went on Atlanta radio station, V103 to make the big announcement that they'd put their differences aside and would taking the stage again as a group sometime in the future. "Well we've been approached about a lot of different opportunities," Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kandi teased. At the time, she said she wouldn't confirm anything "until the ink dry." But she did note the group will be performing again together soon and it looks like she was telling the truth! Earlier in the day, Kandi took to Instagram to tease fans about the big reunion, posting a snap of the ladies getting ready back stage. "We match each other's fly! Me & my sis @majorgirl about to hit the red carpet! #BETAwards2017 #Xscape Tune In for our performance tonight!" Their first official show kicking off their reunion tour is scheduled for next month, but the foursome treated the crowd to a taste of what's to come. The '90s stars will be formally starting their comeback tour on July 2, the final night of the 2017 Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (Eonline)

Bruno Mars Goes for the Gold With His Magic 2017 BET Awards Performance. He's a 24K magic man! Bruno Mars kicked off the 2017 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a rousing performance of "Perm," which was filled with electrifying dance moves at the annual show that celebrates mass achievement in black entertainment and sports. Bruno and his "Hooligans" danced it out in their fun-filled choreographed performance, which sent the audience into a tizzy. The dynamic performer is up for five awards at this year's show. He's nominated for Album of the Year and Video of the Year, the fan-voted Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, as well as Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. His final nomination is for Video Director of the Year for "That's What I Like" with Jonathan Lia. Despite his multitude of talent and nominations, Mars has never won a BET Award. Besides the "24K Magic" singer, other performers slated to perform include Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled and Future. Earlier this week, it was announced that A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, SZA, Swae Lee and Khalid would all be performing. Lil Wayne, Migos, Post Malone, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Roman Gianarthur will also take to the stage to wow the crowd during the big night of music. Some of the night's presenters include Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Robin Thede, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Cari Champion. In addition, Chance the Rapper will receive the Humanitarian Award and New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The event marks the end of the annual BET Experience, which took place from June 22-25. The award show is currently in its 17th year. (Eonline)

A$AP Rocky was reportedly rushed by an unidentified man early Sunday morning during a private concert in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Rocky was joined by Kendrick Lamar for a pre-BET Awards bash at 1 OAK. The two rappers were performing at the event and video obtained by TMZ shows Rocky grinning on stage while Lamar gave him a birthday shout-out. According to TMZ, Rocky was rushed by the alleged attacker after the shout-out. While the video obtained by TMZ doesn't show the alleged attack, it does show the packed crowd -- which included celebrities like Lana del Rey and G Eazy -- rushing around the stage while Lamar says "stop the f -- -ing violence" after the alleged incident. Rocky can be seen walking through the crowd with security. According to TMZ, law enforcement sources said they responded to an incident at the club at 1:57 a.m. but by the time they had showed up the alleged attacker had already left. TMZ also claims that the club's security said it was only a verbal exchange, not a physical fight. Reps for Lamar did not respond to a request for comment. Rocky's girlfriend, Kendall Jenner, did not appear to be at the party. This is the second incident between rappers in the lead up to the BET Awards on Sunday. Rapper Safaree, who dated Nicki Minaj until 2014, claimed that he was attacked by Meek Mill's crew outside a pre-award show party on Friday. Mill, who also attended the event, denied any involvement, telling TMZ that he "ain't got no beef" with Safaree. (People)

Movies

Shanghai Film Festival Awards: 'Pedicab' Wins Best Film, 'Loving Vincent' Takes Animation Honor. The 20th edition of the leading Chinese festival also awarded Iranian drama 'Yellow' the second-place grand jury prize. The Philippine film Pedicab, directed by Paolo Villaluna, won the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival's Golden Goblet Award for best feature film Sunday. Palme d'Or-winning Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu presided over the jury that selected the competition winners at the leading Chinese cinema event this year. "For the humanism and universality of the story, for the simplicity of the style and realization -- for the non-conformism with which it represented our desire to believe that there is a sense in this universe, the award for the best film goes to Pedicab, from the Philippines," Mungiu said as he called Villaluna and his team to the stage to accept the prize. Described as a tragicomic road movie, Pedicab tells a true story of a destitute Filipino family traveling from the impoverished inner city of Manila to an imagined paradise in the countryside. Too poor to pay for transport, they make their way by peddling a rickety pedicab. The festival's second-place grand jury prize went to Iranian drama Yellow, from Mostafa Taghizadeh. The film's star, Sareh Bayat, was named best actress. Poland's Maciej Pieprzyca won the best director prize for his gritty police drama I Am a Killer, while Russian biopic Kharms claimed both the best screenplay award -- for writer-director Ivan Bolotnikov -- and the best cinematography award for its director of photography Sandor Berkesi. The best actor prize was presented to China's Huang Bo for his turn in Shangjun Cai's thriller The Conformist. Germany's When Paul Came Over the Sea -- Journal of an Encounter, directed by Jakob Preuss, won the festival's best documentary award. The film tells the story of a man from Cameroon making the dangerous and incredibly arduous journey to Western Europe as a migrant. The jury praised the film for "dealing with an important, universal issue that touches all in the world of today." The biographical animation film Loving Vincent won the festival's best animation prize. A ground-breaking technical work created by a team of 115 painters, the film consists of 65,000 frames, each comprising an actual oil painting on canvas, done in the same style made famous by Vincent Van Gogh. "Animation and fine art painting come together in this loving tribute to the work and life of a master artist," said the Shanghai jury. (Hollywood Reporter)

China Box Office: 'Transformers 5' Opens to Huge $123M, but Can It Hold? China is again the biggest market in the world by far for the Michael Bay action franchise, but whether the latest installment can match its predecessor is uncertain. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight made a major ruckus at the Chinese box office over the weekend. The fifth installment in Michael Bay's critically maligned, commercially smash-successful franchise opened to a huge $123 million in the Middle Kingdom. And yet, some in the market might view that tally as just a touch disappointing. Going into the summer, the big question for China industry watchers was whether Universal's Fast 8 or Paramount's T5 would emerge as 2017's local box-office champ. It's now clear that Vin Diesel and company have the title locked up: The Fate of the Furious opened to $190 million on its way to a historic $393 million China haul. Still, a $123 million opening is nothing to scoff at whatsoever. For starters, the film's China debut is close to double its disappointing $69.1 million North American opening. It's also considerably better than Transformers: Age of Extinction's $92 million full first week in China in 2014. Back then, however, Hollywood films tended to be far leggier in China -- whether T5 can match T4's eventual $320 million Sino tally remains in question given the way U.S. action tentpoles have tended to drop off recently. Bay's CGI action machinations have retained an especially potent following throughout the Middle Kingdom, where local super dads have been known to construct their own life-size Decepticons from spare car parts for their Transformers-obsessed kids (rural Chinese have gone viral not once but twice for building full-scale Transformers). The film accounted for approximately 70 percent of all showtimes in China throughout the weekend, earning $48.1 million Friday (including $6.1 million in midnight previews), $45.3 million Saturday and $31.3 million Sunday, according to Beijing-based consultancy Ent Group. Word of mouth appears warm-to-tepid so far, with the film earning an average score of 7.5/10 on ticketing platform Weying, and 4.9/10 on reviews aggregator Douban, which is known for being more critically rigorous. Mark Wahlberg returns to star in The Last Knight -- he made his franchise debut in reboot Age of Extinction -- while Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins join the series as an Oxford professor and English lord, respectively. Together, the three characters must race to uncover the secret history of the Transformers before the world is destroyed. Josh Duhamel, who appeared in the first three Transformers movies but sat out Age of Extinction, also stars. Paramount says the film cost $217 million to make before a major marketing spend. Including 40 markets around the world, the film's global tally sits at $265.3 million after one weekend. Light-years behind, 20th Century Fox's Alien Covenant was in second place with just $2.2 million for the weekend. The Prometheus sequel has earned $41.5 million after two frames in China. The Weinstein Company's multi-2016-Oscar nominee Lion, meanwhile, brought out by Wanda Film Co., didn't manage to make much hay from its counterprogramming positioning, opening to just $1.4 million. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Marvel's Inhumans TV Premiere Date Revealed -- Do You Have Room for Another Comic Book Show? The Inhumans are coming to ABC just in time for viewers to have a solid month of Halloween costume planning. ABC announced Marvel's Inhumans will hit the small screen on Friday, Sept. 29 with a two-hour premiere starting at 8 p.m. Marvel's Inhumans will premiere its first two episodes globally in IMAX theaters for two weeks starting on September 1. ABC then gets the entirety of the series throughout the fall. New content will be added to the premiere for the September 29 debut. This is the first time a TV series has premiered in IMAX theaters before actually airing on television. Marvel's Inhumans stars Hell on Wheels' Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Game of Thrones and Misfits veteran Iwan Rheon as Black Bolt's brother Maximus, Graceland star Serinda Swan as Queen Medusa, Black Bolt's wife, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Medusa's sister, Lost veteran Ken Leung as Karnak, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton. There's also a giant teleporting dog named Lockjaw. Ellen Woglom is also part of the cast, but her character is being kept under wraps. You know, typical Marvel. The series follows the super-powered Inhuman royal family. Black Bolt, the king, has a voice so powerful a whisper can level cities. Medusa, like her name suggests has prehensile hair. Their base of operations varies, but in the comics the homebase has included the moon. In the series, the family is split up after a military coup and some make their way to Hawaii, where ABC says they are "greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them." From there, they must reunite and find a way back home. Scott Buck serves as executive producer and showrunner with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also on board as executive producer. Roel Reine directed the first two episodes. This is just the latest comic book series to hit the small screen. Marvel has Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors on the way at Freeform, Runaways on Hulu, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. already on ABC, and Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist on Netflix. The Defenders and The Punisher also hit Netflix soon. (Eonline)

Twin Peaks Part 8: What the Hell Was That and Why? Even by Twin Peaks standards, Sunday night's Twin Peaks was weird AF. So far, we've been trying to refrain from thoughts on whether this revival is good or bad, because a) it's more fun and b} clearly this is a story that won't be complete or even completely understandable until that 18th episode airs, and maybe not even then, and c) we're going to watch it all no matter what. Last week's episode was great and informative and felt like we were making so much progress, but somewhere around the middle of episode eight, we had to come to terms with the fact that maybe this is bad. It's getting hard to watch this when all we want is for Agent Cooper to be restored, and for Audrey Horne to finally show up, and to learn everything there is to know about Diane Evans. It makes sense that Cooper and Audrey's returns are part of the point of the story, but we're completely losing interest in the stuff along the way to that point. First up, we watched Ray and Evil Cooper drive for a while, and then Ray had some cronies beat Evil Cooper up for a while. It was all very dark and bloody, and Ray was then sure Evil Coop was dead. Obviously, he wasn't dead, but before we actually saw him get up and walk away, we had to watch a five minute Nine Inch Nails performance. There's nothing really wrong with Nine Inch Nails, but it just kind of felt like a waste of valuable time...until we saw what came next. Suddenly we were in 1945, watching a mushroom cloud accompanied by some screeching, which turned into the birth of the universe or something. It lasted about 15 minutes, ended with a bunch of random figures wandering around a gas station, and was then followed by a black and white silent film that we're pretty sure we watched in our college film classes. The giant was there, and so was a lady in a fancy dress. The giant watched the mushroom cloud-turned-nonsense on a screen, then floated up into the air where he seemed to absorb the thing he was watching on screen. Then, the thing he was watching formed into a sparkly golden ball with Laura Palmer's face in it. The fancy lady kissed it, then put it in a tube, and then it floated down to Earth. Then an egg hatched, and then two kids found a heads up penny on the ground. This was followed by a gorilla man asking people for a light, then murdering them slowly and brutally before taking over a radio station to go on about a well. The thing from the egg crawled into a little girl's mouth. The gorilla man walked out into the darkness, the episode ended, and we were sucked into oblivion for all of eternity, wishing we had thought to ask our roommate for help during one of the several hundred times she had to check on us and the endless screeching coming from the TV. "It's just Twin Peaks," we said. "It's fine." But it wasn't fine. It wasn't fine at all. Twin Peaks airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime. (Eonline)

Famously Single Recap: Malika Haqq and Ronnie Magro-Ortiz Spark an Instant Connection While Calum Best Returns for Round Two. Let the dating games begin! Sunday night's season two premiere of Famously Single kicked off by welcoming eight, single celebrities into a downtown Los Angeles loft to work on their issues in love with relationship therapist Dr. Darcy Sterling. Malika Haqq, Ronnie Magro-Ortiz, Tiffany "New York" Pollard, David McIntosh, Dorothy Wang, Karina Smirnoff, Chad Johnson and returning cast member Calum Best quickly became acquainted with a series of icebreaker questions posed by their dating coach Robert Mack. But it wasn't long before the sparks began to fly between several of the castmates, specifically Malika and Ronnie. "I feel like Ronnie's doing the exact same thing he did on Jersey Shore," The Bachelorette's Chad observed. "He literally just walked in the door and was like, 'You, me, relationship now.'" Meanwhile, Tiffany was surprised by the DASH Dolls star's sudden attraction to Ronnie. "I was shocked to see Malika displaying herself like this," she said. "Mind you, this is only day one and she's all falling in his lap, rubbing him and whatnot!" Famously Single returns Sunday at 10 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

Netflix has canceled the freshman comedy series "Girlboss," Variety has confirmed. Sophia Amoruso, whose life was the inspiration for the series, shared the news in a series of Instagram stories on Saturday. "So that Netflix series about my life got canceled," she wrote. "While I'm proud of the work we did, I'm looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out. It was a good show, and I was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months. Yes, I can be difficult. No, I'm not a dick. No, someone named Shane never cheated on me. It will be nice to someday tell the story of what's happened in the last few years. Ppl read the headline, not the correction, I've learned." The series was based on Amoruso's New York Times best-selling book of the same name. It centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. "Pitch Perfect" screenwriter Kay Cannon served as executive producer and showrunner on the series, which launch in April. Charlize Theron also executive produced with Laverne McKinnonand through her Denver & Delilah production company. Beth Konoof, Christian Ditter and Amoruso also executive produced. Ditter also directed several episodes of the series. The show failed to resonate with critics upon its debut, with Variety's Sonia Saraiya writing: "'Girlboss' so strangely renders its goals that it appears to be stuck in its own striving, making for an oddly perfunctory journey. Much like Sophia Amoruso in 2006, 'Girlboss' does not seem to know what it wants to be when it grows up. And while the potential is thrilling, it's messy, too." This is the latest in a series of cancellations for Netflix in the past few weeks. The streaming giant also recently canceled the Baz Luhrman hip-hop drama "The Get Down" after one season in May, while the Wachowski sisters' action series "Sense8? was canceled after two seasons in early June. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos discussed the cancellation of latter two shows at the annual Produced By conference, saying, "Relative to what you spent, are people watching it? That is pretty traditional," Sarandos said. "When I say that, a big expensive show for a huge audience is great. A big, expensive show for a tiny audience is hard even in our model to make that work very long. (Page Six)

DeMario Jackson is looking for answers, and thinks a 1-on-1 with Corinne Olympios could help him finally get some peace of mind ... but she's gotta make the first move. Sources close to the "Bachelor in Paradise" outcast tell TMZ ... he wants to chat with Corinne about her sexual assault claim. DeMario's telling friends he doesn't hold a grudge -- after being cleared by Warner Bros. -- especially since he's bound to see Corinne again with other 'Bachelor' alums. We're told DeMario was "blindsided and confused" when he heard she claimed to be a victim, because when they got sent home producers told him it was because a third party had a problem with their pool sexcapade -- not Corinne. DeMario assumed he and Corinne would move on and be friends since they got along so well the first day filming -- laughing, chatting and hooking up -- so he doesn't understand what changed. There's a catch -- we're also told DeMario's not going to reach out to Corinne. He feels the ball's in her court since she played the victim card ... but he'll drop everything to meet with her if she calls. As we reported ... DeMario says he's done with 'BiP' and Corinne is unlikely to return, so their reunion will most likely have to be off camera. (TMZ)

Neil Jordan Disowns Sky Drama 'Riviera': "I Can't Claim It's Mine". A glitzy, champagne-soaked crime drama set amid the filthy rich on the sun-drenched south coast of France, Riviera -- an expensive 10-parter that launched on Sky Atlantic in the U.K. earlier this month -- doesn't sound like your average Neil Jordan project. And according to the Oscar-winning director behind The Crying Game and Interview With a Vampire, it isn't. Although Jordan is listed as creator and co-writer of the show alongside Booker Prize-winning author John Banville, the filmmaker claims Riviera -- which stars Julia Stiles as the widow of a billionaire banker killed in a yacht explosion -- was taken out of his hands and molded into something else. The series was based on an initial idea by former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, and it being produced by U.K.-based Archery Pictures. "I can't claim it's mine. If I had been in control of the thing, it would have been quite different," Jordan told The Guardian, adding that the first two hour-long episodes he wrote were heavily reworked. "They were changed, to my huge surprise and considerable upset. There were various sexual scenes introduced into the story and a lot of very expository dialog. I objected in the strongest terms possible." Jordan says he took a "back seat" from the production after he complained, and Riviera shifted from his darker premise to a drama closer to a 1980s soap. "It's being described as Dynasty sur mer. It was quite distressing for John and for myself, the way it proceeded," he said. Riviera became the biggest drama premiere this year when it launched on Sky Atlantic, part of pay TV giant Sky, and the box set has been downloaded more than 5 million times. However, the critical response has been mixed, with one reviewer describing the show as "like a bad telenovela, with super yachts." (Hollywood Reporter)

Pick a room and find a neighbor! Trading Spaces is returning to TLC, and the network is now searching for families, friends and neighbors who are interested in having a room in their house renovated, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal. Participants on the show will hand over the keys to their home and they, along with a designer and carpenter, will re-imagine a room. At the same time, their neighbor will also have a room makeover -- but both homeowners won't have any input in the design process or outcome! Ten years after the original series -- it was on from 2000-08 -- stopped airing, the reboot will premiere sometime in 2018, the network announced in March. "This is a big one," said TLC president and general manager Nancy Daniels at the Discovery Communications Upfront. "I am excited to announce that TLC's most successful and most iconic series . . . Trading Spaces is coming back," the AV Club reported. The original series featured a rotating cast of designers beloved mostly for their big personalities and wacky ideas. (People)

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