Friday, June 30, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Note: McVay Media will not be doing an Entertaiment News Report for Monday or Tuesday next week due to the 4th of July. They will be back for Wednesday's prep sheet.

Michael Buble Makes Touching Speech During First Public Appearance Since Son Noah's Cancer Battle. After months by his son Noah's side as he battled cancer, Michael Buble stepped back into the spotlight for an uplifting moment. The Grammy-winning father of two emerged in his native Canada on Wednesday to accept the National Arts Centre Award in Ottawa from the Governor General of Canada. Sporting a tailored black suit, the famous crooner was visibly moved as he was hailed as one of the "preeminent music artists of his generation" during the prestigious ceremony. Soon, he took the podium to share personal remarks, beginning with a quote from Maya Angelou that concluded with, "People will never forget how you made them feel." "My entire life has been inspired by how my family has made me feel -- my wife, my children, my parents, my sisters," he said with emotion gripping his voice. "There are no words to describe how I feel about you. Sometimes 'I love you' just isn't enough." "I stand here truly humbled that I have been allowed to be one of your musical representatives and that you would choose to bestow this honor upon me during what has been an emotional and difficult time for my family," he continued, referencing his son's diagnosis. "I thank you for the love and support that you've given and for the pride I'm filled with every single time I'm able to stand on a stage and say, 'My name is Michael Steven Buble and I'm Canadian." It has been more than seven months since the crooner halted all public engagements while simultaneously revealing his 3-year-old son had been diagnosed with cancer. "We are devastated by the recent cancer diagnosis of our eldest son Noah who is currently in treatment in the United States. We've always talked a lot about the importance of the family and the love we have for our children," Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato wrote in a joint message on social media. "Luisana and I are going to spend all our time and attention to help Noah to get better, by suspending our professional activities for now." "During this difficult time, we ask that you pray for him and please respect our privacy," the statement continued. "We have a long road ahead of us and we hope that with the support of our family, friends, fans around the world and our faith in God, we can win this battle." By April, Lopilato gave shared a rare update on her first child's progress during a press conference in her native Argentina. "Thank God, my son is well. When things like those that happened to us occur, your take on life changes," she said. "It happened to us. Now I value life much more, the now and the today. I would like to thank people for their support, for the prayers they said, for their love, and I want them to know that they reached us and that it helped us a lot to come through this." "My son's recovery is a long process as you all know and he has to continue with check-ups," she continued. "But we are very happy. We are looking forward to thinking about the future, to seeing our children grow." If his son's recovery and this newest honor are any indication, just like his famous song, the "best is yet to come" for Buble and his family. Congratulations! (Eonline)

Supernatural's Jared Padalecki Writes a Touching Letter to His Three Kids. As a father of three, Jared Padalecki knows all there is to know about balancing fatherhood with his successful career. But in a heartfelt note to his little ones, the actor expressed his unwavering gratitude to them for coming into his life and, in his words, turning his "world upside down." His wife, Genevieve Cortese, proudly shared her partner's words on a blog post and wrote, "The kids may be a little too young to fully appreciate it, but one day I hope they read this and know what a great dad they have. When it comes to being a father, Jared has found his calling." The Supernatural actor penned the following around Father's Day: "I realize father's day was supposed to be about... well... 'fathers'... praising them and thanking them and making them feel needed and appreciated. But, as the 'father' in this relationship, I wanted to change things up a bit. Specifically, I wanted to take this opportunity, after my fifth father's day (and counting), not to say 'you're welcome', but to say 'thank you.'" It was then that Padalecki listed a series of thank you's to his two sons and one daughter, ranging from thanking them to waking him up "earlier than a rooster would even consider crowing" to using him as "a punching bag" and a "bean bag." The extensive list was filled with lighthearted jokes but also sentimental notes about how happy the last five years of fatherhood has made him. "I have your back. Now and always. Though, I should warn you, sometimes 'having your back' will mean not letting you do something you think you want to. Or, maybe it will even mean 'scolding you' when you're doing something dangerous, or 'correcting you' when you're frustrated and lashing out, or not quite being who your mother and I know you can be. You've humbled me. You've helped me rediscover the joy of discovery. You've turned my world upside down. And I wouldn't have it any other way." (Eonline)

Lady Gaga on Summer Music, Her "Healing" New Role and a Future in the Movies. Lady Gaga is just getting started. The 31-year-old may have charged into 2017 with her fifth studio album on the charts and her first Super Bowl halftime show in the record books, but if you've paid any attention to her decade-long career, the star always has a new goal up her sleeve. As she told E! News, "You know me -- I like to switch it up." After a packed 2016 finale releasing her first album in two years, Joanne, the Grammy winner focused on bringing her music to the masses, first by way of Houston's NRG Stadium, next with the announcement of the Joanne World Tour to begin in late August, and finally, by replacing Beyonce as one of Coachella's 2017 headliners. "There's so many people that have stopped me on the street and everywhere I go to say, 'Oh my gosh -- this album has been so healing for me.' 'This song has changed my life.' 'I listen to this on repeat when I need to feel better,'" she described Joanne's reception. "When I hear things like that, I know that my music has gone where it's supposed to go -- straight to the heart." For fans who couldn't get their hands on a coveted ticket to a show on the sold-out tour or a ride to Indio, you're in luck. E! News can confirm Mother Monster is once again joining Bud Light's Dive Bar Tour 2.0 as a headliner -- only this time, she won't be alone. Two more mystery performers will be joining the tour this year and, while their identities are under lock and key right now, Gaga assured E! News, they are "very different from me. It's really going to diversify the tour." As she did in the fall of last year, Gaga will play an intimate set for her fans in -- as the tour's title suggests -- a dive bar. "I just really love to play in bars and I miss it all the time, which is why we've created this amazing tour that I'm so happy other artists will be doing now," she told E! News. Plus, unlike her world tour, "you'll get some Bud Light," Gaga noted. The tour consists of three show dates with Gaga kicking it off in Las Vegas on July 13 and her surprise friends joining in to lead the two additional shows on July 26 in Los Angeles and August 30 in New Orleans. Plus, if you're out of vacation days, the shows will also stream live on Bud Light's Facebook page. While she's no stranger to the stage, the songstress does admit that smaller stages, like the ones on the dive bar tour, come with a level of intimidation. "There is something that is very hard in a way about sitting up so close to everyone and singing, but that's sort of the joy of it -- that's really why we're doing it, because it's taking it back and it's not so separated and it's not so 'cellphones.' It's just people close together, some beer and some music." As Gaga assured the fans will get a mix of her discography for the dive bar tour, we wondered if she'd surprise her little monsters with new tracks altogether. "You just might get some more music. I love making music. I don't know exactly when. I'm sort of feeling like I'm making songs and doing all sorts of things with music, but I don't know exactly when or how I will release them," the musician teased. "I'm working on that." In the midst of all this music, the star has also been extending her talents to the silver screen with her first feature film, a modern rendition of A Star Is Born, helmed by Bradley Cooper. "Otherworldly" is how the Golden Globe winner describes her co-star, the Jackson to her Ally. While she's had a four-time Oscar nominee showing her the ropes, Gaga does not take the legacy of her role lightly. In earlier versions of the film, the female protagonist has been played by Hollywood greats Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and, most recently, Barbra Streisand. While Gaynor and Garland were both nominated for acting Oscars, Streisand won the golden statue for "Best Original Song." "I was intimidated by the legacy of the film probably every single day," Gaga told E! candidly. "I was always checking myself and going, 'Remember who did this movie. You gotta bring it.' But what I would say is...you gotta grab your balls and go or you're not going to have a steady hand, so I did a bit of both... I had a nice balance of insecurity and confidence." In addition to the film's daunting history, this also marks the first time Gaga will grace the big screen, which, as the star put it, "is a challenge in itself period." "I guess I was excited about that," she continued of tackling her first film role. "The harder it got, the more excited I got." Of course, Ally's trajectory from aspiring star to actual one hits home for Stefani Germanotta. "I was very healed in this character. There was so much about her in me that is similar and there's some things that are very different," she explained. "In the movie, A Star Is Born, she's not a star when the movie starts and it took me back to a previous time in my life that I miss very much and I was able to connect with that and relive my career through her in a different way." In many ways, life is both imitating art and coming full circle for the triple threat, who said she always wanted to be an actress. "Making this film [was] one of–if not the most -- creative experiences of my life," she said. So, will there be more movie sets in her future? "I would be honored." (Eonline)

Cara Delevingne Reveals Why She Became Sober for Life in a Year Role. Cara Delevingne is spilling the beans on her friendship with Rihanna, her incredibly disciplined training for Valerian and much more in the August issue of Glamour magazine. The model turned actress opened up to the women's mag about how different it is to be in front of a camera to model versus acting. "I always say, modeling is something I do, whereas acting feels more like what [I am]. I have felt better than I felt in years, and that's purely from doing what I love. Especially because, while I've been doing this film [the upcoming Life in a Year], I've been sober. Being completely clean and clearheaded has been so helpful with getting into character." She also shared that during her days on the set of Valerian, she and RiRi bonded like never before. "I've seen her work in the studio, in concert, in meetings. But to see her act was incredible." She further dished on getting ready for the role by explaining that they "trained every day." "I've never been so strong. You want to feel like you could actually kick a massive alien down! I meditated, I practiced yoga, I ate well, I slept a lot. You can't embrace anything wholeheartedly without a clear head." Perhaps one thing helping her feel more clearheaded? Her recently buzzed hair. Delevingne explained that the dramatic 'do was "totally liberating" but "it does feel like people read my mind more. I feel like people see my thoughts." (Eonline)

Here's the Precious Advice Diddy Gave Jay-Z About Raising Twins. Sean "Diddy" Combs gave Jay-Z some holy grail advice about raising twins. As the entire world knows by now, the Grammy-winning rapper recently welcomed twins with Beyonce and now the A-list pair are juggling two newborns at once. Fortunately for the star dad of three, he has a close pal who could impart some advice -- Diddy himself. The fellow rapper is a father of six, including to 10-year-old twin daughters D'Lila Star and Jessie James. "Jay's usually the one that gives me counsel, so I was so happy to give him counsel on this," Combs told Seth Meyers Wednesday on Late Night. So, what were the sage words of wisdom he imparted on his pal? "The thing that I said is that you really have to be prepared for double the love," he explained. "You're used to getting love from one child, but when you get this incredible love from two kids and they're twins, it's truly a blessing and may God bless him and Beyonce and the family and everybody out there that has kids -- period." "To have twins is double the fun," Diddy concluded. However, Meyers had one more pressing question for him -- is it double the work? Suddenly, he was tongue-tied. "I just want to say thank you to the mother of my children!" he quipped. While Bey and Jay have kept mum about the birth, we don't doubt the new father of three feels the same way about his famous wife. In the meantime, the musical duo have brought their babies home from the hospital to a luxury Malibu mansion, which they are reportedly renting for $400,000 a month. We know money can't buy you happiness, but that's definitely a whole lot of love for the newest members of the Carter family! (Eonline)

Well this is just awkward. As you may've heard, Katy Perry had some shade for Niall Horan on Wednesday as she claimed the One Direction alum "is always trying to get [her] number." However, the Slow Hands singer did NOT appreciate that comment as he's since clapped back and asked the pop sensation to stop being "mean" to him. Oh snap. Specifically, the former boy bander dished to The Project: "Katy, please stop being mean to me! She is just finding any excuse to just patronize me and go around spreading rumors about me. I just want to be her friend." Tell us how you REALLY feel, man. LOLz! Of course, this wasn't everything Niall had to say on the matter. When learning that Miz Perry compared herself to his "babysitter" and "mum," the 23-year-old quipped: "I mean, she is talking like she is about 55 years older than me. She is not that much older than me." In case you were wondering, Katy is only 32 years old. Anywho, the artists originally met back during Horan's X Factor days -- which explains why the hitmaker still views him as a kiddo. Yet, this isn't the first time the 1D vet has been accused of being thirsty AF. Remember when Demi Lovato casually accused the Irish cutie of cyber stalking her?? We certainly do! (Perez Hilton)

Donal Logue is still searching for his missing child. The Gotham actor sent out a tweet early Thursday morning, thanking people for their "love & prayers" and urging anyone with information to call a hotline number. "Kasey & I dearly miss our baby Jade, aka Arlo, any tips appreciated to the number below," he wrote. Logue later deleted the tweet. Logue also linked to a page set up on missingkids.com, a website that aids in finding missing children. A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department told PEOPLE on Wednesday that they are continuing to look into the missing person's report filed for Logue's 16-year-old child Arlo, who also goes by Jade. The spokesperson said Jade, who was wearing a green sweatshirt, went missing on Monday at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. "According to our complaint, the teen went to meet a friend and did not return home," said the spokesperson. "The teen was reported [missing] Tuesday morning." The spokesperson was unable to confirm if police have been in touch with the friend Jade was supposed to meet. On Tuesday, Logue, 51, took to Twitter to announce that his child had gone missing, sharing a photo of Jade as well as some information about his child's most recent whereabouts. The tweet has since been deleted. "Missing -- yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn: my child, Jade Logue," he wrote. "6'2? 180 lime green hoodie dark green military parka." The actor shares a second child, son Finn Logue, with ex-wife Kasey Walker. On Wednesday, Logue's rep called for the public's help in finding his missing child: "The NYPD is asking for the public's help in locating the 16-year-old who was last seen leaving home Monday afternoon on the way to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577." (People)

Venus Williams caused a car accident that sent a 78-year-old man to an ICU unit where he died 14 days later ... according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports. The driver of the other car -- the wife of the victim -- told cops she was approaching an intersection westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9 when Venus' northbound SUV suddenly darted into the intersection. The other driver says there was no time to stop and she T-boned Venus' vehicle. Venus told cops she was trying to make it through the intersection but there was a traffic backup and she had to slow down to a crawl, with her car exposed in the intersection. The driver's husband, Jerome Barson, suffered head trauma and was taken to a hospital and placed in ICU. He never recovered and died 2 weeks later. Barson's wife was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but survived ... according to her attorney Michael Steinger. Cops say Venus caused the accident. According to the police report, "[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]." Police say in the report there was no evidence Venus was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They also say there's no evidence she was distracted by an electronic device. We reached out to Williams for comment -- so far, no word back. (TMZ)

When Kendra Wilkinson celebrated the eight-year anniversary of her marriage to Hank Baskett on Tuesday, June 27, with a sweet social media tribute, it wasn't obvious that she was actually in the hospital at the time. The 32-year-old reality star, who's currently starring in the Vegas show Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, shared a photo of herself and her husband on her Instagram, saying: "I'm so proud of us choosing to stay on the same path. No other place I'd rather be. Happy anniversary @hank_baskett My heart is only yours forever!" But in reality, instead of a romantic date, the former Girls Next Door star spent her anniversary in a hospital emergency room. The former Playboy model posted videos of herself getting an IV of Valium on her Instagram story Tuesday. "She threw her neck out during the hand job scene," a male friend by her hospital bed explains. It hasn't always been a fairy-tale road for the couple, who got married at the Playboy Mansion in 2009, when Wilkinson was pregnant with their first child. Back in 2014, Baskett allegedly cheated on Wilkinson (then pregnant with her second child) with a transgender model. (The couple are the parents of son Hank IV, 6, and daughter Alijah, 2.) Despite the scandal, they decided to stay together and went on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars to work on their relationship. We wish her a speedy recovery and a happy anniversary! (US Weekly)

Prodigy's funeral should bring together some huge names -- his fellow legends of hip-hop ... especially from the East Coast scene. Sources connected to the service tell us Prodigy's family has invited an A-list of rappers who worked with Mobb Deep or came up at the same time ... including Nas, Lil Kim, Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, Naughty By Nature, Onyx. Of course, Prodigy's partner, Havoc, will also be there. We're told the private ceremony went go down Thursday at NYC's Frank E. Campbell "Funeral Chapel." A public service for fans to pay final respects was there from 2 to 5 PM. TMZ broke the story ... Prodigy died last week in Las Vegas after a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

'Gilmore Girls' diner owner to brew up his own coffee brand. "Gilmore Girls" fans around the world will know how important coffee is to the hit show. So it's not surprising that Scott Patterson, who plays Luke's Diner owner Luke Danes, has decided to launch his own brand of coffee. Throughout the show's seven seasons, and last year's Netflix revival, his character could be seen pouring endless cups of coffee for the show's caffeine addicted leading ladies, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Scott, who played the grumpy coffee shop owner for 15 years, has revealed that it's not just his on-screen alter-ego who knows how to make a good cuppa. Speaking to WealthManagement.com he said: "Quality coffee is something that I am obsessed with. It's the thing I look forward to every morning and throughout the day and throughout the evening and now throughout the middle of the night." Scott played Luke from 2000 to 2007, and reprised his role for the 2016 hotly-anticipated revival. Most of the time he could be found in his trusty diner. The opening scene of the first ever episode even involved him serving a cup-of-joe to Lorelai, who tells him his coffee always "taste better" than anyone else's. Most of the time he could be found in his trusty diner. The opening scene of the first ever episode even involved him serving a cup-of-joe to Lorelai, who tells him his coffee always "taste better" than anyone else's. He added that it's going to be called Scotty P's Big Mug Coffee-but wouldn't reveal any other details. This latest news comes as fans wait eagerly to hear if there will be another series of "Gilmore Girls" from Netflix, following the success of the show's big revival. There is still no word, but there are reports their could be a Christmas special... (PageSix)

When DJ Khaled's son met Justin Bieber ... tears were shed. TMZ has obtained video of Justin getting an audience with Khaled's beloved baby boy, Asahd. The meeting went down while Asahd's pop and JB were shooting their "I'm the One" music video, and let's just say it didn't go too well. Asahd -- who famously never cries or fusses in public -- gave Justin the once-over, and then came the bawling. The Biebs tried his best to soothe the kid ... NOT by singing, "Baby," but that would've been cool. Khaled's spawn always gets his way -- look at him, you can see why -- and even Justin knows it. (TMZ)

Inside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's Family Vacation in the Bahamas, Two Months After Filing for Divorce. It's been two months since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner officially filed for divorce (and two years since they announced their separation), but they still make sure to spend quality time together with their three children, Violet, Samuel and Seraphina. Case in point: The whole family vacationed in Baker's Bay last week. "Ben and Jen took a family vacation with other family friends," an insider tells E! News. "There was never any question that Ben would be there. All the dads went along, and it would have been strange for the kids not to have their dad there." If Baker's Bay sounds familiar, that's because it's the same Caribbean island the family visited after they announced their separation in 2015. But they've been going there for years, even before that. Of course, with the vacation comes plenty of speculation regarding their relationship status. However, our insider confirms, "They are not getting back together at all. They are both moving on, but will continue doing things together as a family." We're told Ben wasn't there the entire time. Rather, he came for a few days toward the end of the trip. As for the getaway, another source dished, "They stayed in the same house they always stay at. It's beachfront and beautiful. It's an annual tradition for them when the kids get out of school to come for a long vacation. It's very relaxing, and they can feel like they're on island time with nowhere to go and nobody they need to see." So what did they do? Our insider added, "The kids spent a lot of time on the beach swimming and playing in the sand with their friends. They also swam in the pool at the house and visited the club. Ben and Jen both worked out at the gym daily." The former couple has always been very vocal that co-parenting their three children is their No.1 priority, and they will remain united as a team to do so. "We are definitely a modern family," Jen told Today last summer. "You don't have a choice," she added, admitting that while their new normal might look unusual to some, they're actually "doing really well." Ben reiterated that statement when he told E! News, "Jen is a superhero mom. She is an amazing mother, and I'm really lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent these kids with. We try our best, we put them first and that's what we do." Us Weekly was the first to report about the vacation. (Eonline)

Here's John Mayer's Response to Katy Perry Calling Him Her Favorite Sexual Partner. There's Diplo's way of reacting to an ex-girlfriend airing your dirty laundry, and then there's John Mayer's way. After Katy Perry made headlines for ranking three of her former love interests (Diplo, Mayer and Orlando Bloom) by performance in bed, Rolling Stone asked the singer-songwriter his take on coming out with the No. 1 spot. To put it nicely, John simply doesn't have the time to reminisce about their private moments. He told the mag, "I don't have a cool-enough thought for you. I've hacked this game. I pay very little of the price of fame now. I get to play the music that moves me the most. I'm having the time of my life. I'm 39 -- I remember 32. I don't wanna do it again." As for the pop star, she's willing to jump back in the saddle with her ex-flames. While talking to James Corden during her YouTube live stream, Katy admitted, "They're all amazing lovers and I would have sex with all of them when I get out of this place!" The "Witness" songstress and Mayer dated on and off for about three years up until 2015. And while the singer-songwriter says he's in a much better place now, that doesn't mean their relationship doesn't still inspire his music. In fact, Mayer's "Still Feel Like Your Man" is about Katy. He told the New York Times, "Who else would I be thinking about?" "And by the way," he added, "it's a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it's like, give me this, people." John also said that despite hardly dating since their breakup, he's looking to settle down with a family of his own. "I wish there was somebody to throw me the 40th," John shared. "I want the baby with the protective earphones [at my concerts]... I'm right on time for my career, and I'm running late for my life. " Oh, John... (Eonline)

Pals of Matt Harvey say the Mets ace is not dating Lo Bosworth, and he's only cuddling with a new puppy. Page Six reported the injured pitcher was seen getting cozy in the Hamptons with the former reality star. But a pal played it off, saying, "He's known her for a few years .?.?. They run in the same circle .?.?. They've hung out in the past." The source insisted of Harvey: "He's single with a new puppy he's obsessed with. He's so nervous about making the team happy .?.?. Dating is not on his radar." (People)

When diners at LA hot spot Craig's saw Kris Jenner and David Foster at an intimate meal together, they assumed the pair were on a date. A spy said they were "holding hands" and "Jenner kissed Foster on the cheek." But the reality-TV elders are practically related. Kris' ex -- now Caitlyn Jenner -- was married to David's ex, Linda Thompson. So Kris and David are both stepparents of Brody and Brandon Jenner. We hear they've been friends for years. Plus, pals say that Kris is still dating boyfriend Corey Gamble. (Page Six)

Fans of Rihanna are speculating her new beau, Hassan Jameel, caused the recent rift in RiRi's friendship with Naomi Campbell. Rihanna and Jameel were photographed making out in a pool in Ibiza, Spain, this week. But a pic taken last summer of the same man with Campbell then surfaced. Campbell and Rihanna had previously unfollowed each other on Instagram, but no one knew why. In March, Campbell said, "Everything's fine," when asked about the alleged feud on "Watch What Happens Live." A source told us Rihanna's known Jameel "for at least 10 months." Reps did not comment. (Page Six)

Anecdotes about Sean Penn in "Revenge of the Nerds" actor Curtis Armstrong's upcoming memoir have been removed after Penn objected, Page Six has learned. Last month Web site Heat Street and other publications posted passages from the book, out July 11 from Thomas Dunne Books, in which Armstrong claimed Penn advised his friend Tom Cruise to sleep with Rebecca De Mornay during filming of their 1983 classic "Risky Business." According to Heat Street, Armstrong wrote in his book, "Revenge of the Nerd: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger," that Penn advised Cruise of De Mornay, "Just tell her either she f--ks you or she's off the picture." And also, "She's giving you notes? Tell her to f--k off." The anecdote, in an advance copy of Armstrong's book, also claimed that, as Penn gave his advice over breakfast at a hotel restaurant, he gathered up napkins and lit them on fire. Heat Street reported Armstrong recalled of the 1982 incident: "There were shouts as the waitresses saw the flames rising on the table. I jumped to my feet, looking around witlessly for something to douse the flames while Sean and Tom, laughing, bolted from the restaurant. The busboys descended on the table with damp cloths to throw on the flames." Penn's rep has denied the claims, and Page Six has learned that the passages on Penn are no longer included in the book. Penn's lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart exclusively told Page Six: "Although prepared to take all appropriate legal action, Mr. Penn was pleased that Mr. Armstrong chose to do the right thing and thereby made litigation unnecessary." Penn recently sued "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels for defamation. Their settlement resulted in apology, retraction, and substantial charitable donation. (Page Six)

Steve Carell reacts to being a total silver fox. The internet has fallen in love with him - and we don't blame them. Steve Carell has officially stolen George Clooney's title as the silver fox of Hollywood according to fans after debuting a new and improved look - and now Mr. Carell has commented on his new-found sex godliness. 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... The 54-year-old star also received a special shout out from GQ who claimed that the new look transformed the actor "from regular brown-haired actor to worldly leading man/grooming god." Steve, who has been married to wife Nancy Carrell since 1995, commented on all the new attention while a guest on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. Fallon commented "You're a stud muffin," before showing the comedian recent headlines about his new look. Carell said: "There's a bracelet you can get," he joked. "Mine says Steve and on the other side of the bracelet, it says, 'hunk of man meat.'" "My wife finally said she's in love with me," he said. "Very excited." Might 2017 be the year Steve drops a sexy selfie? We can only hope. He's come a long way since the days of 40-year-old Virgin, aye... (British Glamour)

Jay Leno would do some Trump-bashing if he were still hosting "The Tonight Show," but not as much as today's late-night hosts. "I enjoy bringing people together," Leno told me. "If [mocking the president] is a constant thing on a nightly basis, eventually you're all doing the same joke." The comic, who lives in California, said he never goes to the Hamptons, but he will perform Saturday at Guild Hall in East Hampton as part of a benefit. But Leno did admit he's no fan of Trump. "I remember when 'House of Cards' was a TV show. Now it's a documentary. You look at the Underwoods. You go, 'At least this isn't as bad as the real thing.' (Page Six)

Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress who accompanied Sean Penn in the infamous El Chapo interview, is going to the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Thursday, demanding that they open a human rights investigation into the treatment she got from the Mexican government. Kate will file a complaint with the O.A.S. Inter-American Human Rights Commission, claiming Mexico's Attorney General leaked information about what was supposed to be a secret investigation into claims she laundered money ... something she denies. She says the A.G. was out for personal political gain, and virtually ruined her life last year with nonstop "media persecution." Kate says she's entitled to a presumption of innocence, which was denied by the A.G. in his pursuit of power. She says the leaks triggered a "mass-media lynching." Kate has been charged with money laundering and the case is pending.

Why Taco Bell Is the Hottest New Wedding Venue. Ding, dong! Ding, dong! The taco bells are ringing! Move over San Ysidro Ranch and the New York Public Library, the new go-to wedding venue for the in-love couple on the go appears to be none other than Taco Bell on the Vegas Strip. No. You didn't read that wrong. This is a thing that's really happened. So all you wedding planners out there, grab your Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco and your Gordita Supreme, because you're about to say "I do" to a Taco Bell wedding. And here's why... After winning a "Love and Tacos Contest" to have their wedding at the flagship Taco Bell in Las Vegas, Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda swapped vows at the fast food spot last weekend. And it actually looks kind of awesome. One might even say "lavish." The groom posted photos of the event with the caption, "Over the weekend, I married my best friend while surrounded by people that I love. I've never been happier." The guests were served sodas, quesadillas, Twisted Freezes, Cheesy Gordita Crunches -- and a whole lotta love. "We had known for a long time that we were going to do this silly Taco Bell wedding," the new husband told Today. "But when I saw her walking down the aisle with her father -- even in spite of the silly circumstances surrounding it -- it was so easy to singularly focus on this genuinely important life event." Dan and Bianca may be the first couple to get wed in the wedding chapel, but they're doubtfully the last (because Elvis weddings are just so passe)... For a mere $600 (or 600 Cheesy Bean and Rice Burritos on the TB $1 menu -- pre tax, of course), you too can make your fairytale come true and get married in the Sin City Taco Bell. So how exactly can you make this cheese-filled fever dream a reality? Well, all you have to do is walk up to the counter at the flagship location with your wedding license in hand, and then order a wedding off the menu. A quick four hours later (hopefully you won't change your mind), an ordained officiant appears at the altar and gets the nacho-party-for-the-rest-of-your-life started. But other than matrimonial bliss, what else does the order come with? Looks like you get access to the private reception area inside the restaurant for your 15 closest family, friends and Taco Bell lovers. You also get custom merchandise like sauce-packet garter, a sauce-packet bow tie and a sauce-packed bouquet for the bride. Flowers die. But a bride's love of Border Sauce Fire? That's eternal. What else (you mean there's more?!) does one get for their dollars? Well the package comes with "Just Married" t-shirts for the bride and groom, Taco Bell branded champagne flutes, a Taco 12 Pack filled with tacos and a Cinnabon Delights cake for dessert. Stomach ache not included. BTW: for all you betrothed looking to take the cheesy plunge ASAP, the Taco Bell weddings will be open to the public on August 7. (Eonline)

Music

Adele dedicates 'Make You Feel My Love' to Grenfell Tower first responders. And urges more donations: "It's cheaper to donate than get s**t faced" Tottenham singer Adele urged fans at her Wembley concert to continue donating to Grenfell Tower residents, dedicating a song to the emergency services, and hinting that she might never tour again. Adele, who was one of the first high-profile figures spotted at the scene of the fire, which has claimed the lives of at least 80 people, told concert-goers, "I didn't have a social conscience that long ago. You can grow one. I grew one. It comes with age." She dedicated 'Make You Feel My Love' to her "new friend" Abraham, who was one of the emergency services crew that she had invited to her show, and urged her fans to donate because the residents were "being forgotten". "I'm involved now," she said. "I'll be banging on for this for days, weeks, months and years. I want everyone to donate. I know a lot of people have paid a lot of money to be here. If you don't want to do it I want you to promise that you will talk about it and tell people because they are being forgotten." She also hinted that this would be her last tour. In a note in her concert program, she said "I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favorite artists have had on me live. "And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home." Adele has made a series of low-key visits to those involved in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. She visited firefighters in Chelsea to thank them for their actions in combatting the fire, which has so far claimed the lives of 79 people. Chelsea fire station manager Ben King told the BBC: "She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us. So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: 'Hi, I'm Adele'. Everyone was so shocked. "She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute's silence. We have had so much support for the local community and we cannot thank everyone enough." The blaze has taken a toll on all those who were affected by it. So far, donors have raised more than £3.6 million to support the tower block's residents, while physical donations have been pouring in. A celebrity charity single cover of Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge over Troubled Water' is released-it was previously a hit for the NHS Choir as part of a mash-up with Coldplay's hit 'Fix You'. Firefighter Rob Petty described Adele as "wonderfully grounded and caring" in a Facebook post where he shared some pictures of the singer's visit. He later updated it to be clear that Adele's visit was in praise of all those who had helped. "I wanted to clarify that although Adele came and visited us at Chelsea Firestation she expressed her thanks and support to all the firefighters from all over London," he said, "(Not forgetting the specialist from Kent and Surrey Fire Services) who were present and involved at the Grenfell House Disaster and all the other Emergency Services involved too, including the Met Police, LAS and also all Control Staff. "It was a massive team effort from all our Emergency Services Brothers and Sisters." Adele and her husband Simon Konecki had previously made a low-key visit to the site of the Grenfell Tower fire to honor those affected. Locals and well-wishers held a candle-lit vigil outside a church in nearby Notting Hill, with many people being moved to tears during a time of silent prayer for the victims. Adele, who was born in Tottenham, joined the vigil later in the evening. Twitter user @FourMee tweeted that she was asking if anyone needed any help, and that she was wearing an abaya, a loose-fitting robe worn by Muslim women, to blend in. Adele's fans were thrilled by the news, while other people noted that she appeared to be the first high-profile visitor to pay tribute in person. London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Prime Minister Theresa May both visited the site on Thursday, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was the first political leader on the scene. Adele was a high-profile visitor, but hundreds of people have offered help and support, both in a professional capacity, and as part of the community. People from all over London have donated clothing, food and supplies to the residents of Grenfell Tower, with millions raised so far to support them in coming weeks. (British Glamour)

The pieces are now in place for Kanye West to go back on tour as soon as early 2018 ... and we're told it's moving in just that direction. Sources familiar with the situation tells us Live Nation -- which produced the 2016 Saint Pablo Tour -- has been in talks with Kanye's team and, as one source puts it, "We're ready to jump as soon as he gives the green light." Various sources tell us Kanye is physically and mentally back ... in fact, better than they've ever seen him. They say he's focused, engaged, and has overcome the issues that landed him in the hospital last year. We're told when Kanye decides to go back on stage, it will not be a replica of last year's tour. Although the floating stage was pretty awesome, we're told Kanye will almost certainly improve on it or replace it, as well as other various effects. We're also told he will update the set list. TMZ broke the story ... Kanye had gone to a Wyoming retreat over the last few months to work on a new album. But ... Kanye is aggressively avoiding artificial deadlines, because it creates stress that leads to bad things. He doesn't have a specific timeline for releasing the album or firing up the tour ... although our tour sources say early next year is the goal. (TMZ)

Killer Mike is Opening a Barber Shop in the Atlanta Hawks' Philips Arena. Killer Mike of Run the Jewels performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, Calif. Back in 2011, Killer Mike opened up his SWAG Shop in Atlanta, a barber shop where the name stands for Shave, Wash, and Groom. He's announced that he's expanding the business' horizons and opening up a new location in the Philips Arena where the Atlanta Hawks are based out of. The arena is undergoing some extensive renovations soon, and a SWAG Shop location will be included. "I'm very happy that the front porch of the Hawks is going to be host to a SWAG Shop," Mike said in a statement. "It really is like a dream coming true because now kids are going to be coming down early just to hang out in my shop, buy a t-shirt, get a haircut and watch the game." (Billboard)

'Greatest Showman' Trailer: Hugh Jackman's P.T. Barnum, Zac Efron, Zendaya Put on a Spectacle. Hugh Jackman puts "together a show" of unique individuals in the first trailer for Fox's upcoming musical, The Greatest Showman. In the film, Jackman plays P.T. Barnum, who goes from down-and-out and unemployed to inspired to create a circus spectacle, which becomes the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He recruits characters played by Zac Efron, Zendaya and others to join his attraction, in which, Jackman's Barnum proclaims, "Every one of us is special. And nobody is like anybody else." The original musical about the birth of show business, directed by Michael Gracey with a script by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, also stars Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson. It is set to hit theaters Christmas Day. Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark and Jenno Topping are producing. The Oscar-winning songwriting team of Justin Paul and Benj Pasek (La La Land, Tony-winner Dear Evan Hansen) wrote original songs for the film. (Billboard)

Kurt Cobain Paintings Debuting At Seattle Art Fair, Tour In The Works. The 2015 Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck featured a bunch of drawings from the late Nirvana frontman, and now two of his paintings will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Fair in August. The New York Times reports that the visual arts division of United Talent Agency, which represents Cobain's estate, will man a booth showcasing two never-before-exhibited paintings, one of which was used as the cover of Nirvana's 1992 B-side album Incesticide, at the fair from Aug. 3-6. The paintings will be shown alongside works by artists Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton, Raymond Pettibon and Mike Kelley. Eventually, the plan is to "create a touring exhibition that really tells the story of who Kurt was through artworks, personal artifacts and memorabilia, sort of like what the Rolling Stones did in London," says UTA Fine Arts director Joshua Roth. "Several paintings, many drawings, [and] many sculptures" reportedly remain in the estate. (Billboard)

Movies

Zendaya Dazzles at Spider-Man: Homecoming Premiere: See Stars on the Red Carpet. Zendaya looked gorgeous and regal on the red carpet at the premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming in Hollywood Wednesday. The 20-year-old actress, who plays Peter Parker's classmate Michelle, wore a custom, flowing, draped bubblegum pink Ralph & Russo? couture halter gown with a thigh-high slit and train, which co-star Michael Keaton helped hold up for what made for an adorable photo. Zendaya paired the look with matching pointed pumps. The actress attended the event with her family, including her mom Claire, who posted several photos on Instagram. Main star Tom Holland looked dashing in a black and white suit. Keaton, who plays the villain Vulture, donned a more casual look -- khakis, a white shirt, a gray denim jacket and black and white Vans. Other attendees included Marisa Tomei, who plays Aunt May and wore a shiny, multi-colored lace Zuhair Murad pre-fall 2017 gown, Robert Downey Jr.., plus celebrity guests Yara Shahidi and Kyle Richards. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for release on July 7. (Eonline)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's First Trailer Is Here and It's Packed With Modern Surprises. The drums have taken a new form. Jumanji is back for a new generation and we're getting a sneak peek at the Christmas movie thanks to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's first official trailer released. If there's one thing to say about the classic '90s tale come back to life -- boy have times changed! Instead of the iconic board game, the cast of teenagers find an abandoned Nintendo-esque game console while they're cleaning out their school's basement during a bout of detention. At the start of the virtual game, they are tasked with picking their character. However, little do they know they have to inhabit that person's body in the game. The classic high school archetypes -- popular girl, nerd, jock -- are turned on their sides as the people they end up picking are the opposite of how they are in real life. Let the games begin! "I'm an overweight, middle-aged man!" Bethany (played by Madison Iseman) says while trapped in Jack Black's body. Meanwhile, nerdy Spencer (played by Alex Wolff) find himself with the muscles of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- which makes it all the more comical when he's on the verge of tears. Meanwhile, hearing the common phrases of a teenage girl spew out of Black's mouth are equally hilarious. Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan round out the pack of video game heroes, while Ser'Darius Blain and Morgan Turner finish the group of teens. After an action-packed sequence, the trailer concludes with Black in a hippo's mouth, so needless to say, there's plenty of thrill in store for this new rendition. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is due in theaters on Dec. 25. (Eonline)

Justin Bartha Just Revealed a National Treasure Secret You've Missed All This Time. While we were watching Nicholas Cage and Justin Bartha search for secret treasure all those years ago, we missed one secret hiding in plain sight. Turns out -- Bartha was wearing a wig! Well, for a scene. The actor, who portrayed Benjamin Gates' nervous sidekick, Riley Poole, revealed shooting the final scene required a bit of quick thinking. As fans of the 2004 classic know, Riley hops into a Ferrari convertible in the last scene of the film -- his shiny prize from discovering all that hidden treasure. However, a week before shooting the scene, Bartha had made a silly mistake that could have really been a problem. "After we shot the movie, we had to do a couple reshoots," Bartha told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Wednesday. So, in the interim, Bartha spent his days in New York City, where the heat was high. While walking with his friends one day, they passed a barber shop and decided it was a good time to shave their heads. Wrong! "I'm like, 'Oh man, it feels so good,'" he said of his new buzz. "I'm forgetting something. What am I forgetting?" He was forgetting that the reshoots were coming up in less than two weeks. "I had to call the most powerful producer of all time and tell him I was the dumbest actor of all time," Bartha joked. To remedy the situation, he rocked a wig for the full scene. "People come up to me all the time and say, 'Did you get to keep the Ferrari?'" Martha said. "I'm thinking in that scene the whole time, 'I hope my wig doesn't fly off.'" (Eonline)

Peter Parker isn't the only one with an alter ego. Actor and comedian Hannibal Buress appears to have sent an imposter he recruited on social media to attend the Hollywood premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming in his stead. Buress, who plays Coach Wilson in the superhero movie, tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he needed "a lookalike with solid comedic timing for an event tonight." In the tweets, which have since been deleted, he also asked for photos and offered a $500 reward. Hours later at the premiere -- which was live-streamed on YouTube -- a man identified as Hannibal Buress walked the red carpet and spoke about his role in Homecoming. The only problem is, he was not Hannibal Buress, as is clear from a screenshot that Buress sarcastically tweeted. "I'm out here at the @SpiderManMovie premiere," he wrote. "In theaters July 8th." (For the record, the movie opens July 7 -- he later tweeted a correction.) Later on social media, Buress replied to a tweet of EW's article, saying, "It's called extreme FOMO" -- on Instagram his caption was simply "FOMO." According to social media evidence, Buress' doppelgänger appears to be a man named Joe Carroll, a self-described author, screenwriter, director, and actor hailing from Nashville and currently residing in Los Angeles. Representatives for Buress did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment about Buress' stunt; reps for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios had no comment. This post has been updated since it's original publication. This article originally appeared on Ew.com (People)

Michelle Rodriguez threatens to quit Fast & Furious over how it treats women. Her Instagram post says it all After eight films in the Fast & Furious franchise, its highest-profile female star, Michelle Rodriguez has had enough of playing second, third and fourth fiddle to its male stars. So much so, in fact, that she has indicated that she will call time on her involvement in the series if women aren't given more to do. Writing in an Instagram post alongside a collage of pictures of herself in the series she said: "I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It's been a good ride and I'm grateful for the opportunity the fans and studio have provided over the years." Other actresses to star in the franchise include Jordana Brewster, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, and Nathalie Kelley. Charlize Theron made a one-off appearance in The Fate of the Furious. However, it is the male actors who have been given the stronger roles, with action stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jason Statham and Vin Diesel at its heart. Last month, Rodriguez was interviewed with other Fast & Furious actresses, to discuss the franchise. "Having girls run around and do a bunch of really cool stuff, that's great, it's wonderful, but we never talk to each other," she told Entertainment Weekly. "It's very rare that they even look at each other. I've been making movies with Jordana, who plays the sister of [Vin Diesel's character] Dom Toretto, for 16 years and I can count on one hand how many lines I've had to her. I think that's pathetic and it's lack of creativity." Rodriguez said she had "been rewriting my lines forever" because male writers had trouble making female characters believable. "What I would do is I would have a guy write the franchise because it's a very big, highly-paced, action-adventure ride," she said. "I would have a guy lay that out, but with intentions of leaving slots for female camaraderie. Then, I'd have a girl come in and write out that dialogue because the guys suck at it." (British Glamour)

The new trailer for 'A Bad Moms Christmas. And prepare for a morning giggle Beauty Writer with more perfumes and lipsticks than sense. Travel-obsessive and US political enthusiast. If you were a fan of the first Bad Moms movie, then this year's Christmas spinoff will be right up your street. Just a year after the original, A Bad Moms Christmas continues to delve into the world of three hilarious moms who are overworked and go on some crazy adventures together. But this time, it's Christmas-themed and the moms' moms even make an appearance. Perhaps most excitingly, they are played by Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski and Cheryl Hines. Opening to the sounds of Xmas classic tune 'It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell are seen discussing how crap Christmas time can actually be. "I feel like a giant stress ball," says Mila's character Amy. "Remember when the holidays were fun?" she continues. The movie will come out later this year in November. (British Glamour)

Olivier Assayas Named President of Locarno Festival Jury. The French filmmaker will preside over the international competition. Writer and director Olivier Assayas has been named president of the international jury of the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Assayas directed Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she became the first American actress to win a Cesar award. He recently teamed up with Stewart again for Personal Shopper, which won him the best director honor last year in Cannes. He has worked with a variety of leading actresses throughout his career, including Emmanuelle Beart, Maggie Cheung, Virginie Ledoyen and Connie Nielsen. Assayas, in conjunction with the international jury, will pick the winner of the festival's grand prize, the Golden Leopard, as well as a special jury prize and the Leopards for best direction, best actress and best actor. Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah will preside over the jury of the festival's present section. And French actress Sabine Azema will serve as president of the filmmakers of tomorrow section jury, which honors the best new directors of the festival. The 70th anniversary of the Locarno Film Festival takes place Aug. 2-12. The full lineup of films will be announced July 12. (Hollywood Reporter)

Andy Serkis' Directorial Debut 'Breathe' to Open London Film Fest. The film -- based on the story of advocate for the disabled Robin Cavendish -- stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. The BFI London Film Festival has once again turned to one of its own for opening night duties. Andy Serkis -- following in the footsteps of Amma Asante last year and Sarah Gavron in 2015 -- will provide the curtain raiser for the event's 61st edition, this time with his directorial debut, Breathe. Based on the true story of British advocate for the disabled Robin Cavendish, the film stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Cavendish was paralyzed with polio at the age of 28 and given just three months to live. Against all advice, his wife Diane brought him home from hospital and inspired him to lead a long and fulfilled life. Cavendish died in 1994 at the age of 64. Breathe -- which was produced by Cavendish's son Jonathan Cavendish through the Imaginarium Banner he founded with Serkis -- will have its European premiere and London Film Festival opening night gala screening on October 4 at the Odeon Leicester Square. The film -- being released by Bleecker Street domestically -- marks STXInternational's first U.K. release. "Breathe is a deeply personal story to all of us at The Imaginarium and to have the European premiere of my directorial debut in London, my hometown, is beyond my wildest dreams," said Serkis. The London Film Festival is set to run Oct. 4-15, with the full program announced August 31. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Game of Thrones Bosses Confirm Season 7 Will Have the Show's Longest Episode Ever. Winter is right around the corner. And with it comes war. With just a few short weeks left until the Game of Thrones season seven premiere, anticipation over the show's return has reached a near fever pitch. We've obsessed over the photos, dissected the breathtaking trailers and now we're breathlessly awaiting the vague teases from the HBO hit's cast and crew. Ready to help in that department are the show's co-creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. If you've been concerned over the fact that, in its penultimate season, Game of Thrones' decreased episode count -- totaling seven, down three from the usual 10 -- might mean a slighter-feeling season, you needn't fear. And not just because this is Game of Thrones we're talking about here, where nothing has ever been described as "sight" since the show's debut. As the creative minds behind TV's biggest show admitted in a new interview with EW, these seven episodes will see a continued increase in the show's scope as a season that was once thought of as the necessary groundwork for the final season's all-out war quickly found itself stuffed with conflict. "For a long time we've been talking about 'the wars to come.' That war is pretty much here," Benioff admitted. "So it's really trying to find a way to make the storytelling work without feeling like we're rushing it. You want to give characters their due, and pretty much all the characters left are important characters, even the ones who might have started out as relatively minor characters have become significant in their own right. "Things are moving faster because in the world of these characters the war that they've been waiting for is upon them, the conflicts that have been building the past six years are upon them and those facts give them a sense of urgency that makes them move faster," Weiss added. Trying to fit all of that into just seven episodes means that we'll also be getting one of the series' longest episodes ever, the pair revealed. "There is definitely one that is considerably over 60," Weiss said when asked if we'd see any super-sized episodes this season. "We have two episodes over 60 minutes this year." "One will be our longest episode ever," Benioff added. "We have one episode that's coming in around 90 minutes and another that's going to be our shortest episode at 50 minutes. Those episodes are better at those lengths..." You'd think that, with our return to Westeros imminent, the pair would be able to take a breather before turning their attention to the final season, but no. As they revealed, they've already been hard at work writing those last few hours. "It's nearly completed," Benioff said. "Well, I shouldn't say 'nearly.'" "I wouldn't go that far," Weiss added. "It's exciting but there's always pressure. You don't ever want to drop the ball." Are you looking forward to some super-sized GoT episodes this season? Does that make up for the smaller episode count? Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, July 16 p.m. at 9 p.m. on HBO. (Eonline)

Was Pretty Little Liars' Big Twist Hiding on Troian Bellisario's Twitter This Whole Time? Was the Pretty Little Liars truth out there this whole time? The Freeform series ended its seven-season run with no fewer than a gazillion twists, the biggest being the identity of A.D., the Uber A. This is your one chance to turn back if you don't want spoilers. Uber A was none other than Alex Drake. Who's Alex Drake? Why she's Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) twin sister who would replace Spencer that nobody knew she had, well, nobody except Bellisario and series creator I. Marlene King for a while. And maybe Twitter followers. Bellisario's Twitter bio reads: "Actor. Writer. Poet. Dancer. Rock and Roll Jesus. (sometimes I play this chick Spencer Hastings on this show Pretty Little Liars). But only sometimes." "But only sometimes." Well played Bellisario. In an interview with Elle, Bellisario said she had known the twist since season five and keeping the secret has been "real rough." "But for a long time, people would ask, 'Who's A.D.?' And I'd say, 'It's me!' And everyone would just laugh. It's kind of great when you have a secret that so few people -- only me, Marlene, and a handful of others at that point -- know. It means you can hide in plain sight," she said. The series finale of Pretty Little Liars broke records. As of now, it's the most-tweeted episode of TV with 1.7 million tweets globally. Pretty Little Liars wrapped up with 1.4 million viewers in live + dame day and a .7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. King told E! News that social media has had a big impact on the series. "I think it's really helped us. I feel like we know our fans so well and they know us, and they feel like they're a part of our family because they are a part of our family. So I feel like it's helped us create this great worldwide community on social media that we all feel special because we're a part of," she said. Read our full interview now. Hat tip to BuzzFeed on the Twitter profile clue. (Eonline)

Marvel's Inhumans Trailer Is Full of Betrayal, Action and Lockjaw, the Giant Teleporting Dog. Are you ready to meet TV's new royal family? The first full trailer for Marvel's Inhumans is here and they're not your typical king and queen. In the trailer, meet King Black Bolt, the silent leader of the Inhumans, a race of, well, not humans. Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount stars as the silent leader -- even a whisper of his voice could level a city. But not all is well in the Inhuman kingdom: Black Bolt's brother, Maximus (Iwan Rheon), is keen on overthrowing his brother and wants to bring (even more) Inhumans to Earth. Thankfully, there's Lockjaw, the giant teleporting dog, to save the day. You will love Lockjaw. Can the Inhuman royals survive Hawaii? Marvel's Inhumans debuts on the big screen -- the first two episodes will be packaged as film -- on September 1, exclusively in IMAX theaters. The show then moves back to TV on Friday, Sept. 29 with a two-hour premiere starting at 8 p.m. with additional footage not seen in the movie debut. The cast also includes 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. Ellen Woglom is also part of the cast, but her character is being kept secret. Scott Buck is executive producer and showrunner with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also on board as executive producers. Roel Reine directed the first two episodes. Marvel's Inhumans is the latest entry into Marvel's TV universe Marvel has Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors on the way at Freeform, with Runaways on Hulu and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. already on ABC. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher make up Netflix's Marvel offerings. Will you be watching Marvel's Inhumans? (Eonline)

Alaskan Bush People star Ami Brown has been diagnosed with lung cancer. "Ami started getting sick months ago and we didn't know what it was, but it changed from the point of 'something's wrong' to 'something's wrong,' " Ami's husband Billy says on Wednesday's emotional episode of the Discovery reality series. Season 7 of ABP, which began filming less than three months ago, premiered last week with Ami, 53, undergoing a biopsy after a series of scans revealed an alarming mass in her lungs. "Everybody, of course, knows that it will come out good -- so we just have to be strong," optimistic eldest daughter Bird, 22, says in Wednesday's episode as she and her siblings wait for their parents to return with news of the biopsy results. But when son Bear, 30, approaches the car with a flower for Ami, it is immediately clear that everything is not alright. "Seeing mom and dad get out of the car I ... kind of already get a feeling that it hasn't gone too well," says eldest son Matt, 34. "In one way, I can say that everything in my life has prepared me for this moment. In another way, nothing can." "Not good. Not good at all," Billy, 64, tells his children of the test results. "They've got to do some more tests and stuff and what they can see is stage 3 cancer. She could easily be stage 4." "I don't care who you are. I don't care what you've been through. I don't care how old you are. If you hear that your mother has cancer, it's going to shock you," says daughter Rain, 14, who is the youngest of the Brown's seven children. "I just wish I could change it somehow. I'm very scared for her." "She doesn't want to be a burden on someone," Billy says of his wife. "That's not Ami. Ami is to take the burden away and take care of everything, but she has to admit to herself that she can't be that right now. It's just time for us to pay it back to her right now, it's all I think we can do." Welcome to Browntown! An Unconventional Tour of the Alaskan Bush People Family's Home Matt Brown shows PEOPLE around his family's property in the Alaskan Wilderness. "Bill and the kids are very loving and supportive. They're all worried. I tell them, don't worry. Please don't worry. Be happy ... keep the faith. Good or bad, it's God's will and we'll walk that road," adds Ami. "There's a lot for the kids to experience. I want to be there," she says of why she wants to fight. "I want to hold their babies. I want to hear them laughing ... I want to see their eyes wide with enthusiasm as they experience these new things." "This is not the end of the road," adds son Gabe, 27. "It looks like it's going to be the beginning of maybe a very long, very hard road for everybody. But we're just going to have to be stronger than ever and keep up the faith in the good Lord and make it through this." Alaskan Bush People airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Discovery. (People)

Party of Five' Stars Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf Reveal Why We'll Never Get a Reboot. It was a party of two on "Watch What Happens Live" Tuesday night, as a former "Party of Five" stars Neve Campbell and Scott Wolf reunited to spill some "hot goss" about the cast. It's been 17 years since the Salingers and their many depressing storylines went off the air for good in 2000, but the two were in a great mood while reminiscing with host Andy Cohen about what really went on behind the scenes of the show. During a speed round of questions, the pair revealed who got the "most ass" back in the day, which of them was the biggest partier and who hooked up with the most fans. Wolf threw on-screen love interest Jennifer Love Hewitt under the bus for that last one, as both he and Campbell agreed Matthew Fox had the most wild nights. Later in the show, Cohen asked if we'd ever see "Party of Five" join the current wave of TV reboots. "It wouldn't make any sense whatsoever," Campbell replied. "If we haven't gotten over the death of our parents 20 years later, it's a problem." The show's six seasons packed in everything from orphaned kids to alcoholism, but neither star thought the show ever had a big "Jump the Shark" moment. Wolf also admitted he's been re-watching some of the series on Netflix and one episode that's still a clear favorite for him. "The one that sticks out for me was the intervention episode," he said, "because it's all about me." (Too Fab)

'Futurama' Finds New Life Once More in Fresh Mobile Game. The four-time-cancelled animated cult hit is back in 'Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow,' but co-creator David X. Cohen hints that he's open to offers to revive the show for another season: "If we came back we want it to be as good or better." Cult classic animated comedy Futurama has returned for the fifth time -- in the form of a new mobile game. The oft-canceled series, from Simpsons creator Matt Groening, is back in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, the new game which puts players in control of Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of the Planet Express crew. The cartoon has had a turbulent history. It premiered on Fox in 1999, was not renewed at the network in 2003, found success in syndication on Adult Swim shortly thereafter, was given a second life by Comedy Central in 2012 with a series pickup for 26 new half-hour episodes, then was canceled by the cable network in 2013. Despite the wild ride, the show has maintained a diehard fanbase who are never quiet in their desire for more content from the land of tomorrow. "We have an insane, hardcore group of fans that border just on the edge of enough fans to keep us on TV and losing that battle every three or four years and then regaining it when the standards for what's a good rating on TV goes down," creator David X. Cohen told Heat Vision. "When you think about Futurama, there's no fanbase that's more hardcore than them," said Chris DeWolfe, CEO of Jam City, the fastest-growing mobile game publisher responsible for Worlds of Tomorrow. "In our original Family Guy game [Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff] the number one customer support request was to build a Futurama game." That fan fervor eventually led to the development of Worlds of Tomorrow, which includes the original voice cast from the series as well as many of the show's writers. Last week, many of them celebrated the game by reunited for a table read at the Avalon theater in Hollywood. The event was hosted by Chris Hardwick and with a surprise appearance by Groening. Stars Billy West, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Tress MacNeille and David Herman performed the fourth episode from the show's sixth season, "Proposition Infinity," in which Bender and Amy fight for the legalization of robosexual (the love between a human and robot) marriage, for the crowded theater. Katy Sagal, who voices Leela, was the only member of the original cast not on hand as she was booked elsewhere for a musical gig. MacNeille handled her lines, but wasn't the only actor pulling double (and triple or quadruple) duty when it came to voicing characters, as each performer deftly handled the task of switching between multiple roles on the fly. The jokes got big laughs as Bender and Amy fought for marriage equality between bots and humans, a right granted to the union of most in the show's timeline, even "ghost and horse," as Bender pointed out. Perhaps the biggest laugh of the night, however, was DiMaggio's impromptu (and spot-on) impersonation of President Donald Trump in response to a fan's question during the Q&A portion of the night's proceedings. The new game returns fans to New York as they gather items to undo the damage done by the Hypnotoad following a cataclysmic event. In addition to multiple character upgrades and skins, collectibles, space exploration and Futurama Easter eggs galore, the game also features the iconic art style from the original series as well as 8-bit design in battle sequences. As for whether the show will once again find life on television, particularly now in the era of streaming, Cohen was open to the idea -- if it felt right. "We don't want to come back if it has to be the cutrate scribbled on a notecard Futurama," Cohen explained. "If we came back we want it to be as good or better. It would have to be done right if we were to do it again." Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is available on the App Store and Google Play. (Hollywood Reporter)

Nicole Kidman Felt 'Deeply Humiliated' Filming Big Little Lies' Abuse Scenes: 'It Affected Me in a Deep Way'. Nicole Kidman has played a slew of transformative roles throughout her three-decade career. But rarely has a character had such a strong personal impact on her as Celeste -- the mother of two trying to navigate her way through an abusive relationship that Kidman so beautifully portrayed in HBO's megahit miniseries Big Little Lies. Filming scenes where her character often engaged in rough sexual acts to please her husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgård), seconds before (or in some cases, after) being slapped or pushed or mentally abused, Kidman was physically and emotionally naked. And she absorbed every bit of Celeste's pain. "I felt very exposed and vulnerable and deeply humiliated at times," the 50-year-old actress admitted in an interview for W's August issue. One scene in episode 7 particularly stood out for Kidman. "I remember lying on the floor in the bathroom... and I just wouldn't get up in-between takes," she recalled. "I was just lying there, sort of broken and crying, and I remember at one point [director Jean-Marc Vallee] coming over and just sort of placing a towel over me because I was just lying there in half-torn underwear and just basically on the ground with nothing on and I was just, like [gasps]." It would be moments like this when Kidman would have flashes of images of other women who had gone through similar situations. "I'm like, 'This is authentic, this is the truth and this is what I have to do,' " she said. "And it would just come through like that." The effects of those feelings were hard to shake when the cameras stopped rolling though. "I would keep on a very brave face at work and then I would go home and I didn't realize how much it had penetrated me," she said. "It affected me in a deep way." "When I would go home, I would feel ashamed, and that's the same emotions and the same feelings that Celeste was having," Kidman continued. "So we were very much parallel in the feelings." Kidman was willing to expose herself for her performance, she said, because she felt it was important for the role. "I'm here to tell the story and to be true to the art, not to bring my own problems in terms of what I feel comfortable with, not comfortable with," Kidman explained. "I've got to go work that stuff out so that I can come as a pure vessel to the work." And while she may come off as fearless, Kidman said she's actually the opposite. "I don't see myself as fearless. I actually see myself as being fearful at times, probably because I experience fear but I kind of just walk through it," she said. "I have an enormous amount of trust, probably to my detriment. I still, at this stage in my life and my career, implicitly trust, and that's probably where the desire to be a part of something and the desire to contribute and not have my own inhibitions or my own censorship stop something or stop the artistic vision for a director or a story" Nicole Kidman Learned a 'Great Life Lesson' from Baz Luhrmann During Her Divorce The actress shares the important wisdom she took from her "Moulin Rouge!" director Looking back on the show, Kidman is grateful that her role has had an impact on other women. "I'm glad that it's created the conversation," she said. "I'm glad that it sort of pulled the veil off. I've received the most amazing e-mails from people saying I now understand why women stay or why people stay with an abuser." "If that changes one person's life, that's amazing for me," she continued. (People)

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