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Entourage Star Jerry Ferrara Marries Breanne Racano. He's hitched! Jerry Ferrara and longtime girlfriend Breanne Racano are officially husband and wife, Us Weekly reports. Kevin Dillon confirmed the news with an adorable snapshot of the lovebirds shared to his Instagram page. The Entourage star married the podcaster in front of their closest family and friends during a wedding ceremony held Friday evening in Canton, Ohio. Ferrara's Entourage co-stars Emmanuelle Chriqui and Kevin Connolly flew out for the couple's big day, according to the mag. The groom wore a custom tuxedo by Ermenegildo Zegna, while Breanne opted for a couture gown designed specifically for her by Project Runway designer Austin Scarlett. Jerry proposed to his blushing bride in July 2016 with a gorgeous diamond ring, later sharing the happy news on Instagram. "I SAID YES!!! Wait I mean... I've had many great blessings in my life," the Sully star wrote on Instagram. "But this one by far is the best of all time. You are the greatest person I ever met!" Jerry and Breanne's love story dates back to 2014. Three years prior, the actress went appeared in an episode of the wildly popular HBO series, and in 2015, she landed un-credited role in the Entourage movie. The newlyweds also collaborate on the podcast, Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara. In March, Racano gathered her gal pals for a fun in the sun bachelorette party in Palm Springs, which was documented on social media. Jerry dedicated a recent Instagram post to the stunning brunette, writing, "My #WCW is the girl who makes me way more fun to hang out with! She also makes us a way better looking couple. Also makes us a much younger couple. Statistically improves me in every category #overacheiver" Congratulations, you two! (Eonline)

Lionel Messi married his longtime girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, in front of more than 250 friends and family at a super-star-studded event. The famous soccer player got hitched at a hotel/casino in Rosario Argentina in a lavish ceremony in front of his fellow Barcelona F.C. players, pop star Shakira, family and childhood friends. Lionel and Antonella have known each other for 25 years ... since he was 5. Phones were banned during the ceremony. (TMZ)

Rod Stewart and wife renew vows after 10 years of marriage. Rod Stewart and his wife of 10 years, Penny, recently renewed their vows before 100 guests. The vow renewal ceremony took place at the couple's 45-acre Essex home and was attended by their children -- Alastair, 11, and Aiden, 6 -- as well as Rod's daughters and sons Kimberly, 37, Renee, 25, Sean, 36 and Liam, 22, reports Hello! Magazine. "Penny is my whole world," Rod told the magazine about his special day. "What a girl. Love means many things to many people but to me it's wanting to share everything with the one you love and I love Penny more now than ever, if that is at all possible. It was a beautiful romantic thing to do. We're not proving anything, just sharing our love with our friends and family." Penny, 46, opted for a white tube dress with see-through embellishments. Rod. 72, wore a white suit with a white shirt with similar detailing on the chest. Of the lovely ceremony, Penny beamed it felt more special this time around. "On our wedding day ten years ago, everything was a blur apart from Rod and I," she said. "We were in a little bubble and all I could see was him. This time I was very present. I could look around at all the people we love and cherish, and hold onto that moment." In lieu of pocketing a fee paid by Hello! Magazine, the couple donated it to the victims of the Grenfell fire. (Eonline)

Quentin Tarantino Engaged to Israeli Girlfriend Daniella Pick. Congrats to Quentin Tarantino and Daniella Pick! The 54-year-old Oscar-winning director and the 33-year-old Israeli singer and model are reportedly engaged, according to Israeli media reports and his New Beverly Cinema's Twitter page. According to Israeli news site Walla!, he popped the question in Los Angeles Friday night, with a sparkling engagement ring. "It's true. We are very happy and excited," the Israeli entertainment news outlet Pnai Plus quoted Daniella as saying. Her father Svika Pick, a veteran Israeli musician, reportedly told the outlet, "Yes, there is joy in our family. They got engaged yesterday. We have wished them mazel tov." His personal and professional Facebook pages also featured links to the news stories about the engagement. Quentin and Daniella met eight years ago, when he was in Israel to promote his 2009 film Inglorious Basterds. He has also been linked to other women over the past few years. But since 2016, he and Daniella have been spotted together at several film events around the world. This would mark the first marriage for Quentin, who told GQ magazine in 2009, "I'm not saying that I'll never get married or have a kid before I'm 60. But I've made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone. Because this is my time. This is my time to make movies." (Eonline)

Michelle Branch Gets Engaged To Black Keys' Patrick Carney While Celebrating Her 34th Birthday. Talk about an exciting day! While celebrating her 34th birthday, singer/songwriter Michelle Branch got engaged to Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney on Sunday. The birthday girl took to Instagram after the music man popped the question. Along with a photo of the art deco ring, Branch wrote, "Thank you for all the birthday love and wishes. Last night, right before I blew out my candles, @officerpatrickcarney asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for 34 might be the best year yet." This will be Branch's second marriage and Carney's third. Branch was previously married to her bassist Teddy Landau for 11 years. The couple split in 2015 and have an 11-year-old daughter Owen together. In February 2015, Branch met the Black Keys' drummer at a Grammys party in Los Angeles. They began songwriting together and recording her latest album, Hopeless Romantic, and fell in love during the process. "There's songs on the record from the moment I realized I was gonna get divorced to the moment I fell in love with Patrick," she told People in April. "It runs the gamut." Branch told the mag she'd moved to Nashville to be with Carney and that the two would be touring together all summer. She told the outlet that she's actually pretty excited to have her main man come on tour with her -- even though, amazingly enough, she's never seen his famous band play. "He's gonna be touring with me all summer long, which is wild because I feel like I'm the only person who's never seen the Black Keys live -- I've always been touring or traveling or can't get tickets or whatever," she said. "It's like, 'How is it that I've never seen you play, but I've seen you all summer play 'Are You Happy Now' and 'Everywhere.' So it's cool. We're lucky we get to spend time together on the road together because I know once Black Keys ramps up again, I'll take him while I've got him!" (Eonline)

Teen Mom 2 Star Briana DeJesus Gives Birth to Second Child. Briana DeJesus is now a mother of two! The MTV star has welcomed a second child, a baby girl named Stella, in Florida earlier. The former Teen Mom 3 star, who joined the cast of Teen Mom 2 in March, took to her Instagram to post the news with a picture of an imprint of her newborn daughter's feet, along with birth info. Baby Stella appears to have been born at 1:57 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 11.6 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. According to MTV News, both mother and baby are happy and healthy after the birth. It's no surprise that the mom posted the news on Instagram. In January, the MTV star, who has a 5-year-old daughter Nova from a previous relationship with Devoin Austin, announced via social media that she was expecting another child on January 2. "Looks like Nova won't be an only child anymore," she captioned a photo of a sonogram she posted on her Instagram. "Super excited for July." As for the paternity of baby Stella's father? That's still unknown but will likely be documented in the upcoming season of Teen Mom 2. In May, the expecting reality star posted about her pregnancy on Insta, writing "God, was today such a hectic day. I had about a million break downs but I'm glad I was able to spend my 23rd birthday celebrating my daughter's baby shower and pulling this off!" She continued, "Thank you for everyone who came out of their way to make it special for me. I feel so huge and I am so uncomfortable in my skin but that only means that the time is coming! Stella, you will be loved and everybody can't wait to meet you!" Congrats to the ladies! Teen Mom 2 premieres July 17 on MTV. (Eonline)

Amber Rose and Rapper 21 Savage Make Their Relationship Instagram Official. They're Instagram (Stories) official now! Amber Rose and rapper 21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, took things to the next level by posting their relationship on social media. Rose posted an Instagram Story on her account which shows her laying down and admiring the music man as he plants a kiss on her lips as a Michael Jackson song plays in the background. Savage and Rose have been fueling dating rumors for a few weeks. They've been spotted out and about in Los Angeles recently. Savage fanned the romance flames when he posted (and then took down) a video of the twosome having a very loving conversation in the car together. "It's so crazy how the world don't really know how good of a person you are and how you love and nurture people," says Savage in the video. "I'm happy I met you." "I'm happy I met you too, baby," says Rose. The 24-year-old Savage Mode rapper appears to have gotten some criticism for the revealing post. Earlier, he took to Twitter to shut down his haters for calling him "soft." Earlier this year, the former Dancing with the Stars contestant split from her boyfriend of five months, Val Chmerkovskiy. The pair met while reality star was dancing with Val's brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, on DWTS last year and first sparked romance rumors after being spotted together at a birthday party in October 2016. During their brief relationship, the pair was not shy about flaunting their relationship on social media either, posting several back-to-back photos of one another throughout their romance. Rose was previously married to rapper Wiz Khalifa from 2013-2014. The two share son Sebastian together. (Eonline)

Sophie Turner Says Game of Thrones Was Her ''Sex Education." Game of Thrones may have taught that us all that a Lannister always pays his debts, but HBO's epic series also taught the show's young stars a thing or two about the birds and the bees... Sophie Turner, the 21-year-old who has played Sansa Stark on GoT since 2011, sat down with the Sunday Times and talked about how she got some seriously adult info when she was in her early teens. "The first time I found out about oral sex was reading the Game of Thrones script. I was 13. I said, 'Wow! People do that? That's fascinating,'" she joked. "I guess that was my sex education. Being on Game of Thrones." In the interview, Sophie also talked about how social media has negatively affected her and what she does to be healthy now. She says, "It's written into contracts that in order to promote projects, you have to have social media. So it would be torturous, because I would have to post images. And the social media team at my agency would be like, 'You have to post every day to keep those followers!' It was mad. And I would do it. And then I'd obsess over it after I read the first negative comment." The star also says that it began to take a toll on who she was. "I only really notice it in hindsight, but prior to social media and all of that, I was an extrovert. I was always the bubbliest girl in the room. But as soon as that started, I withdrew," confesses the actress. "I would rather stay in and do nothing than go out and see my friends. Because it just affects me so much -- what I look like, having to make all that effort and then not being good enough." The actress also discusses the controversy she found herself in 2015, after her character on the show was raped by Ramsey Bolton on her wedding night. The brutal scene provoked a great deal of outrage at the time that Sophie was unprepared for. "Sexual assault wasn't something that had affected me or anybody I knew, so I was pretty blase about the whole thing," she says. "Naively so. And then I shot the scene, and in the aftermath there was this huge uproar that we would depict something like that on television. My first response was like, maybe we shouldn't have put that on screen at all." But she also says that the hot-button issue made her take stock of her own feelings on the matter, and she realized the critics were wrong. "The more we talk about sexual assault the better, and screw the people who are saying we shouldn't be putting this on TV and screw the people who are saying they're going to boycott the show because of it. This sort of thing used to happen and it continues to happen now, and if we treat it as such a taboo and precious subject, then how are people going to have the strength to come out and feel comfortable saying that this has happened to them?" Sophie says it was a turning point for her: "One of the things I always struggled with growing up was just regurgitating other people's opinions. Just saying what my mum would say, or the people around me. But this was the one thing I kind of computed on my own." The Barely Lethal actress also says that having a boyfriend, a famous one at that too, has been illuminating. While not mentioning boyfriend Joe Jonas, whom she's been photographed with many times, by name, she did say, "I'm in a relationship, but it's a very private relationship." "I'm happier than I've been in a very long time," she says. "I very much isolated myself for a while and forgot what was fun. Going out with friends, going out to eat, not really having a care. And people I've met recently in my life have drawn me out of that. It really helps you own those insecurities. The things I tortured myself about before, I can forget about." Game of Thrones returns Sunday, July 16 on HBO. (Eonline)

Sophia Bush's Birthday Message to Hilarie Burton Makes Us Want a One Tree Hill Reunion Right Now. Is a One Tree Hill reunion in the works? We hope so! Sophia Bush made us hungry for a visit to Tree Hill, N.C., when she posted a slew of adorable throwback photos on Instagram on Saturday, celebrating her former co-star Hilarie Burton's birthday. In addition to the cute pics of the pals, Bush wrote a lengthy and touching post to her friend, whom she starred alongside from 2003-2012. The 34-year-old, who played Brooke Davis on the series, wrote, "Happiest Birthday to my sweet @hilarieburton. Sister! We've been through a lot. At least 374 hair colors together. Crushes. Heartbreaks. Hangovers. Halloweens. Tears and laughter. Fear and joy. Successes and burn-it-to-the-ground failures. We've fought like rams and loved like family." The actress also took a walk down memory lane in the post, reminiscing about former fun times with the birthday girl, who played Peyton Sawyer. "It's such a thrill to be in this place with you, 14 years after we first met and danced too late in bars -- still giddy that we were finally 21 -- and to watch you shine," wrote Bush. The Chicago P.D. star continued to gush about her friend's strengths in front of the camera and away from it. "You're a champion for your community. An incredible mom. You're the alpaca whisperer. You're whip smart and razor sharp and deeply tender. There is no one I would have rather been on the world's most insane roller coaster with," wrote Bush. "And I'm so glad there's evidence that we both used to overpluck our eyebrows, undeniably, on the internet forever. At least we're not alone. I love you mama. #Breyton4eva #BreytonFeels #ShesMine #BetterInRealLife." Does that mean there's a possible One Tree Hill reunion in our future? Most of the cast got together last year at a fan convention and sent our dreams soaring. Judging from this adorable post, we're keeping our hopes up... (Eonline)

Elle King Opens Up About PTSD and Depression Battle. Elle King got candid about her mental health Saturday. The singer and daughter of Rob Schneider talked about talking to her therapist about her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression and likened them to being on an acid trip. "I made a decision yesterday that was a really f--kng hard one," she wrote on Instagram. "I'm slowly learning that prolonging and putting off that inevitable and looming painful decision or choice ... ONLY CREATES MORE PAIN. AND YOURE LITERALLY JUST SITTING IN IT. I made that hard choice yesterday, and for a while it felt like my life was over. But today, while working through my PTSD with my doc, I felt that door inside of me open up just a little bit more." "It used to be covered in caution tape and red lights flashing DO NOT OPEN," she said. "But I felt a cool little breeze and it wasn't as scary peeping through. I also realized that PTSD and/or depression FOR ME, and I say for me because I can only speak for myself, is like a trip on LSD. For those of you who haven't dropped acid.....it's really strong, so take a lot. Jk but for real it's gr8." She said she realized that when she's been in an "altered state," she has had "weird moments and scary thoughts." "But I snap out of it through the clarity and ease of the fact that A. everything is going to be ok. 2. Dude you're on f--kin acid man," she wrote. "In those times all I had to do was refocus and take back control of MY OWN MIND. Today, if presented with two options, I will CHOOSE the one that is most beneficial and happy for me right then and there." "I'll make some healthy choices," she continued. "Today I'll drink water and say something nice about myself. I brushed my teeth sooosososo good too. I might even hug myself. But I'm definitely going to love myself. Just like I love all of you!!!" King made her comments more than two months after she revealed she "skipped out" on her wedding to Scottish boyfriend Andrew Ferguson. In May, she revealed the two had secretly wed last year, three weeks after they met, and were currently separating. E! News later learned that in April, Ferguson was arrested for domestic violence after an altercation with King. He denied the allegations and said she was under the influence at the time and that he was trying to prevent her from harming herself. (Eonline)

Rumer Willis Reveals She Just Celebrated Six Months of Sobriety. Rumer Willis is proud. Did she land a jaw-dropping role or book a sexy new film? Nope. She got sober. The actress hopped on Instagram this weekend to share a revealing and very personal message with her fans, telling the world that she's just celebrated six months of continuous sobriety. Along with a make-up free photo of herself, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis wrote, "I will be the first one to say I'm not perfect and I mess up sometimes and every once in a while I get it right but I wanted to share this because I am really proud of myself. Yesterday I celebrated 6 Months of Sobriety." "It's not something I planned on but after the long journey of getting here I can honestly say I have never been more proud of myself in my entire life. Thank you all for the love and support and remember to be gentle with yourself," continued the 28-year-old in her post. Unlike some other celebs who have long and storied substance abuse troubles, Rumer has not made headlines for being a wild party girl and does not appear to have hit up rehab after a DUI. But it's clear that what she was doing wasn't working for her any longer. Sobriety seems to agree with the raven-haired former Dancing with the Stars contestant. Earlier, the starlet posted a gorgeous and serene bathing suit shot of herself with the caption "Blue is the warmest color." In addition to make some decisions that made her proud of herself, Rumer may also be following in her younger sister's steps. In 2015, Tallulah Willis celebrated one year of sobriety with an alcohol-free party. "Last night was one of the most beautiful nights of my life. I was surrounded in a womb of the purest form of love," she captioned a picture of a celebratory birthday cake. Keep trudging that road of happy destiny, ladies! (Eonline)

Maria Menounos Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor as Her Mom Is Fighting Stage 4 Brain Cancer. Maria Menounos is on the mend. The E! News anchor underwent a seven-hour surgery to remove a brain tumor the size of a golf ball. The tumor, a benign meningioma, was successfully removed but could return; her mother, Litsa Menounos, is currently fighting stage 4 brain cancer. "This February I thought I had an ear infection so I went to a doctor, and he said, 'Your ears are the cleanest things I've ever seen. What else are you feeling?' I'd been getting light-headed on-set and having headaches. My speech had gotten slurred, and I was having difficulty reading the teleprompter. I said, 'I know you're going to think I'm crazy, but I think I have a brain tumor like my mom.' He said, 'I don't think you're crazy. Let's just get an MRI,'" she tells People (on newsstands this week). "The next week I started feeling better, so I was like, 'I'm clearly paranoid.' So I kept pushing the MRI." In April, Maria had the scan and later learned she had a brain tumor called a meningioma. "I didn't cry. I actually laughed," she tells the magazine. "At that point, it was like, 'This is a joke." Maria told her parents about her diagnosis days before undergoing surgery. "Both of them just welled up," she recalls. "They were just in shock, but we kept reassuring them it would be fine." Maria stayed in the hospital for six days after her surgery. "It looks like he got 99.9 percent of it," she says. Keith L. Black, a neurosurgeon at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said there's a 6 to 7 percent chance her tumor will return -- "but I'll take those odds any day," she tells People. The 39-year-old E! News host adds that her 62-year-old mother has "never cried" over their double diagnoses. "She's always been positive." And Maria says Litsa's latest scan shows her cancer appears "to be shrinking. The report says 'stable,' but when you measure it, it's smaller." Maria -- who scheduled the surgery on June 8, her 39th birthday -- hopes that sharing her story will help others. "My perspective on life is completely different now. I feel like I have to find my real purpose." Like her mother, she's doing her best to stay positive. "This was a blessing. A lot of beautiful things have come from this," Maria says, adding, "I saw all of this as a gift from the beginning. I tell people all the time if your car is making a weird noise, you take it to the mechanic. How come when our body is making weird noises, we ignore it? I'm so lucky that I went to the doctor and raised the alarm," she says. "Who knows what could have happened?" With support from her fiance Keven Undergaro, Maria is now recovering quietly at home. "I don't have my balance fully yet but as long as I'm holding on to Keven, I'm sturdy and fine," Maria tells the magazine. "My face is still numb. This is something that takes at least a month of healing, but I'm getting stronger and stronger every day and I'll be back to normal very soon." For more from Maria, pick up the July 17 issue of People, on newsstands this week. (Eonline)

Ryan Lochte Vows 2020 Olympic Victory in His Son's Honor as Suspension Ends. Ryan Lochte wants to do right by his boy. The Olympic gold medalist and swimming champion's suspension, given over a 2016 scandal in Rio de Janeiro, has ended after 10 months and he is ready to get back in the pool and make his son Caiden, his first child, proud at the next Summer Olympics. He and fiancee Kayla Rae Reid welcomed the baby in June. "It's been a long suspension but it's over, I've learned and became a better man from it," Lochte wrote on Instagram Saturday. "Now let's go #2020 #teamtyr #2020isforyoucaiden #justletmework." He also posted a video of him diving off a high board. In September, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming suspended Lochte for 10 months and he was also banned from participating in the 2017 FINA World Championships for violating their Code of Conduct. Lochte had originally said he and swimming team mates James Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were victims of an armed robbery during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Brazilian police said security guards had stopped them at a gas station after they urinated behind a building. Lochte was also accused of tearing a framed poster from a wall. Lochte later apologized and admitted he "over-exaggerated" the story. His team mates were given four-month suspensions. "The people of Rio...the authorities -- they put on a great games. My immature intoxicated behavior tarnished that a little," Lochte said last year in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer. "I'm embarrassed for myself, my family -- especially those guys. I was immature and I made a stupid mistake. I'm human. I made a mistake and I definitely learned from this." (Eonline)

Venus Williams Gets Emotional at Wimbledon After Being Asked About Deadly Car Crash. There's a lot more on Venus Williams' mind these days than just tennis. As another round of competition kicks off at Wimbledon, the world-famous athlete couldn't avoid questions from the media about her involvement in a fatal car accident. At one point during the day's press conference, Venus was seen wiping away tears as she struggled to find the words to describe her emotions. "There are really no words to describe how devastating," she told reporters. "I'm speechless, and I'm just... " As she wiped away tears, officials asked if she would like to leave. She replied, "Maybe I should go," before returning a few minutes later. "Before we take any more questions from Venus, please be aware she's unable to say anything more about this so I'd ask you to respect her wishes please," the official said. Last week, E! News confirmed that Venus was involved in a car accident that left one man dead. While a police report states Venus "is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]," she has not been cited or charged. In addition, police say there is no evidence that Venus was under the influence or distracted by an electronic device. "Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light. The police report estimates that Ms. Williams was traveling at 5 miles per hour when Mrs. Barson crashed into her," her attorney Malcolm Cunningham said in a statement to E! News. "Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations. This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one." Venus would also comment on Facebook by writing, "I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers." As for the matches, the five-time Wimbledon singles champion beat Belgian's Elise Mertens on Court 1 Monday afternoon. Her sister Serena Williams is taking the rest of the year off to focus on her pregnancy and the birth of her first child. (Eonline)

Donal Logue's Child Is Still Missing After Almost a Week: "We Want You Home Jade." Donal Logue's child is still missing after almost a week and the Gotham star has issued another plea to the public to help locate the teen. Logue said on social media earlier this week that 16-year-old Jade Logue, one of his and ex-wife Kasey Smith's two children, had gone missing. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the teen is also known as Arlo Logue and has been missing from Brooklyn, New York since Monday. The child was last seen wearing a green hoodie, blue jeans, a green military parka and a gray baseball cap. "This is my daughter, Jade," Logue said on Facebook Saturday, alongside a photo. "I love all people and have met tons, but honestly (I'm biased) there's never been a more loving, innocent, cuddly child than Jade. I love her and who she is and her tribe is strong (I've met many wonderful people through Jade), but there are some predators who swim among their ranks knowing they're dealing with sweet, trusting souls." "We want you home Jade," he continued. "Whoever knows where she is, whoever may be with her -- clearly this thing has become big and crazy. The net has been flung far and wide and luckily, I have dogged teams from the NYPD, FBI and others involved. The point is, you may have had good intentions to help her, but realize that now it's bigger than you could have ever anticipated. It's okay. Just drop her off. Let her get back in touch with her mother, Kasey, or me -- and we'll take her back, with hugs and no questions asked." "Contact us If you have any information regarding Jade's disappearance or Detective Frank Liuzzi at 718 636 6547," he said. "There is an 'out' for this situation that works for all involved. We promise." Logue's ex-wife had also made pleas for Jade to come home and for the public to contact the police detective with any information about the teen's whereabouts. (Eonline)

Tiger Woods Reveals He's Completed ''Intensive Program'' Following May DUI Arrest. Tiger Woods revealed earlier that he's just finished an "intensive program," following his May 29 arrest for driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida. The pro golfer posted a cell phone note to his Twitter (as he has done previously since his arrest), letting fans know he was seeking some very serious help for his issues. "I recently completed an out of state private intensive program. I will continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family and friends," wrote the 41-year-old. "I am so very thankful for all the support I've received." According to the Palm Beach County's booking sheet, the pro golfer was booked at 7:18 in the morning on Monday, May 29. The booking sheet also listed the golf king as having an unlawful blood alcohol level. Hours after the arrest, Woods broke his silence, blaming the incident on an "unexpected reaction to prescribed medications." "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly." Then on June 19, close to three weeks after the arrest, the champ took to Twitter to let fans know that he was getting professional help to "manage" his "medications." "I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," he tweeted. "I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour." Back in April, Tiger underwent fusion surgery on his back. He would later write about his recovery in a blog on his personal website. "It is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven't felt this good in years," Woods shared on May 24 (five days before his arrest). "I could no longer live with the pain I had. We tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked. I had good days and bad days, but the pain was usually there, and I couldn't do much." He continued, "Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals." (Eonline)

Paul Anka wins custody of his 11-year-old son. Paul Anka has won custody of his 11-year-old son Ethan, and his ex-wife, former Miss Sweden Anna Ã…berg, is now barred from having any contact with the boy. "It's the greatest day of my life. This was all about protecting Ethan. The system has worked," Paul, 75, told the New York Post. Ethan hasn't seen his mother in more than two years and purportedly dislikes her. Anna's attorney didn't mince words and said the "Lonely Boy" singer only won because of his wealth and prominence. "His reported income is about $300,000 a month," she told The Post. "He's been able to out-lawyer a woman who doesn't have the finances or the celebrity to combat him." Anna's team argued that they needed a "family reunification," hinting that Paul essentially turned Ethan on his mother. "Even drunks and addicts get to call and see their children," Anna's attorney, Lisa Helfend Meyer, said. The case had been quite volatile with fireworks even occurring outside of the courtroom. The Post said that Anna shouted at Paul's third wife during the trial, yelling, "Get a life." Paul's wife retorted, "I have a life .?.?. with your child." (msn)

Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Pasdar has filed for divorce ... TMZ has learned. Natalie cites irreconcilable differences in her petition to end her marriage with Adrian Pasdar. The couple has two boys, ages 16 and 12, and she's asking for joint custody. Natalie and Adrian, an actor who starred in "Heroes," married back in 2000. Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ the split is amicable. It's ironic ... just last year a feature article appeared on a country music news site calling the couple one of "Country's Greatest Love Stories." (TMZ)

Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert -- a rock star couple who have been together nearly 10 years -- have broken up ... and it was apparently marriage that did them in. Chad -- a founding member of New Found Glory -- posted the news about splitting with his wife -- Paramore's lead vocalist Hayley -- Saturday on his Instagram. He writes ... "Marriage is not for the faint of heart. Love is an absolute risk. And it's up to each of us to stay hopeful even when the outcome isn't what we'd originally hoped for." Chad continues to state they are splitting up, but the 2 remain close friends who are "good in each other's eyes." Hayley and Chad got married just last year in February 2016. (TMZ)

Leslie Jones doesn't have a 'secret' boyfriend after all. Leslie Jones is single after all. Weeks after saying she has a "secret" boyfriend, the "Saturday Night Live" star says it was all made up. "Just so everybody knows," Jones, 49, tweeted on July 4. "There was never a secret boyfriend. I have terrible luck with men. Real talk. They do not like me lol!!" She initially dropped hints about a man by telling Conan O'Brien, "I kind of am seeing someone, but, like, it's a secret so I don't want everybody bothering him." When she does settle down, she'll needs a man who can tickle her funny bone. "I like a dude that makes me laugh," she quipped. "It's not hard to make me laugh ... because I like the goofiest things. I love goofy men!" (PageSix)

James Cromwell Speaks Out After Jail Sentence: "Anyone With a Sense of Outrage Is Compelled to Resist." James Cromwell says "anyone with a sense of outrage is compelled to resist" after he was sentenced to a week in jail for refusing to pay a fine over a 2015 protest. The Babe, Star Trek: First Contact and American Horror Story actor and environmental and animal activist was detained for taking part in a demonstration near a construction site of a power plant in upstate New York and blocking its entrance. The environmental rights group Protect Orange County said the plant uses controversial fracked natural gas and "creates unacceptable health and safety risks to the public." According to the plant's website, the facility "will meet the stringent limits set by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation for VOC, NOx, SO2, PM and formaldehyde to protect human health and environment." A judge found Cromwell and five other protesters guilty and fined each of them $250 plus a $125 surcharge in June. Three of the people, including the actor, refused to pay. On Thursday, they were sentenced to a week in county jail in July. "A poisonous, misguided energy policy, driven by a rapacious, deceitful industry, and abetted by corrupt, self-serving political leadership is condemning all sentient life on this planet to a gruesome extinction," Cromwell said in a statement provided by Protect Orange County and obtained by E! News Saturday. "To remain silent in the face of such a cataclysm is to be culpable and complicit. The extraction of fossil fuels has become, in this compromised environment, a crime against humanity," he continued. "Anyone with a sense of outrage is compelled to resist. Any law that facilitates and justifies such a crime by stifling dissent is unjust. History will vindicate our struggle and excoriate the perpetrators. That is, if there is a history." Cromwell's sentence is set to begin on July 14. Cromwell's attorney told E! News that the actor stated after he was sentenced that "his conscience does not allow him to pay those who are corrupt and destroying the planet." In 2013, Cromwell was detained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for interrupting a Board of Regents meeting to help protest a school study that PETA had said involves "abusive experiments" of cats. The director of the college's Research Animal Resource Center called the allegations "baseless." Cromwell was later given a citation and no charges were filed against him. In 2001, Cromwell led a PETA protest on the roof of a Wendy's restaurant in Virginia. (Eonline)

Sandra Bullock's stalker got quietly released from a mental health facility and is now back on the streets ... and it was news to one very shocked actress. Sandra's lawyer, Ed McPherson, was in court Friday for a scheduled hearing to turn Sandra's temporary restraining order into a permanent one. The judge signed off, so now Joshua Corbett is required to stay 200 yards clear of Sandra until June 2022. But it's much scarier. We're told Sandra and her lawyer were under a clear impression Corbett would be in a mental health facility for 6 months, after pleading no contest to one felony count each of stalking and first-degree burglary. As we reported, he broke into Sandra's home in 2014 and came face-to-face with Sandra at her bedroom door in the middle of the night. What's more, Corbett had diaries in which he said his intention was to sexually assault her. He also had a cache of weapons. Turns out the judge gave the doctors discretion, and around 2 weeks ago the doctors felt Corbett was well enough to be put back on the streets, so he was released. He's still being monitored as part of an out-patient program but the fact Corbett is free creates a scary situation for Sandra. (TMZ)

Mischa Barton Testifies Against Ex-Boyfriend Amid Claims She's a Victim of "Revenge Porn." Mischa Barton appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday to testify against an ex-boyfriend amid her ongoing "revenge porn" case. During proceedings, the judge allowed The O.C. star to speak even though Adam Spaw was not present. According to his attorney, Adam was in Cincinnati where his mom was undergoing surgery. During the testimony, Mischa alleged that he kicked her, grabbed her arm and has been "lurking" around a neighborhood she's been staying in. As a result, the actress argued that's he's already violated the temporary restraining order. The judge ultimately scheduled a new July court date for Adam to respond to the allegations. The judge also reissued Mischa's temporary restraining order against him. "We're just very happy with the way the judge ruled today and we're going to continue to fight for justice in this case," Mischa told reporters outside of court. "People should always have the right to protect themselves and especially women against people who stalk you, make you nervous, try to do things against you, try to release images without your consent and I consider this a victory today as well." Attorney Lisa Bloom added, "It's another victory for Mischa Barton and our fight against revenge porn. Mischa is doing this fight and so committed to it in coming back to court over and over again because she thinks its important that women have the right to decide which images of our own bodies should be out there. That's what she's fighting for and it's another win for us today." Earlier this month, Mischa had another courtroom victory when a judge ruled that her ex must return all explicit materials back to her and not release any of them. Both parties also agreed to a no-contact clause and must remain at least 100 yards away from one another. As for Mischa's original claims, she alleged in an emotional press conference this past March that she may be the victim of "revenge porn." "I just want to say I've been through an incredibly hard and trying time. This is a painful situation and my absolute worst fear was realized when I learned that someone I thought I love and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments without my consent, with hidden cameras," Mischa told reporters. "And then I learned something even worse -- that someone is trying to sell these videos and make them public." She continued, "I came forward to fight this not only for myself, but for all the women out there. I want to protect them from the pain and humiliation that I have had to go through. No woman should have to go through this and I am beyond grateful to Lisa Bloom, the Bloom Firm and to all of my friends who have helped me through this horrific experience. (Eonline)

YouTuber Stevie Ryan Commits Suicide at 33 Less Than One Week After Revealing Her Grandfather Had Died. Actress Stevie Ryan has died in what the L.A. County Coroner's Office has ruled a suicide by hanging. She was 33. The coroner's office confirmed online that Ryan died on Saturday, July 1. They did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for additional comment. The actress first rose to fame through her YouTube series called Little Loca, and later transitioned to doing celebrity parodies on the video platform. "I remember waking up and one Little Loca video had like 900 hits and I was like 'Oh, my gosh. There's people watching this?' " Ryan told The Hollywood Reporter in 2012. "And it just kept going and then I did this Paris Hilton thing and then it literally was just growing and growing. And I just became so obsessed with all of it." Ryan parlayed her impersonations into a pop culture sketch series on VH1 called Stevie TV from 2012-2013, and was later a co-host of Brody Jenner's E! series Sex with Brody. She was most recently the co-host of Mentally Ch(ill), a "podcast about depression," according to its iTunes description. In an episode released just two days before Ryan's death, she revealed that her grandfather died Thursday. "I'm just worried that this is going to send me into a deeper depression," she explained. During the episode, Ryan and co-host Kristen Carney also discussed suicide. Carney tweeted on Monday, "RIP @StevieRyan The coolest girl I've ever known." (People)

Drake Bell Mourns the Death of Ex-Girlfriend Stevie Ryan: ''My Heart Is Crushed.'' Drake Bell has a heavy heart. The 31-year-old Drake and Josh actor took to Twitter on Monday to express his grief over the death of his former girlfriend, Stevie Ryan. Earlier Monday, news hit that the YouTube star died in an apparent suicide on July 1, days after the death of her beloved grandfather. Along with a 2006 photo of the former flames, Drake wrote, "No no no!!!! I can NOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!!!! Please wake me from this nightmare @StevieRyan I loved you and will forever miss you!" Drake, who dated the actress from 2005-2006, later added, "This is too much. My heart is crushed. @StevieRyan I love you and miss you... " Earlier, E! News reported that the 33-year-old had died. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office website, the actress passed away at her residence on Saturday. The cause of death is listed as suicide by hanging. Her death comes just one day after Stevie posted a tribute to her grandfather who had recently passed away. "The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams," she wrote to her Twitter followers. "I'll miss you everyday, forever. I love you my Pa." Stevie was known for Fans various impersonations of celebrities, as well as her YouTube page titled "Little Loca," which received close to 15 million views total. From 2012-2013, Stevie had her own sketch series on VH1 called Stevie TV. She also co-hosted Brody Jenner's reality show titled Sex With Brody. Recently, Stevie co-hosted the podcast, Mentally Ch(ill), which is described on iTunes as a "podcast about depression." During last week's episode, the openly depressed personality talked about her grandfather's passing, adding, "I'm just worried that this is going to send me into a deeper depression." Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends, family and loved ones during this difficult time. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). (Eonline)

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Mother of Manchester Bombing Victim Saffie Roussos Knew Daughter Was Dead. The mother of 8-year-old Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the U.K., awoke from her coma and knew that her daughter was dead without having to be told, Saffie's father has revealed. Andrew Roussos spoke out for the first time on the BBC to celebrate his daughter on what would have been her ninth birthday Tuesday. "She was a joker. She was a huge character. She was just everything you could wish for in a little girl. She loved dancing, music, gymnastics. If she wanted something, she would do it," he said. Saffie's mother Lisa was in and out of consciousness for days after the bomb attack on May 22 in Manchester. Many feared that Lisa did not know her daughter was dead-even as the world mourned for her. However, Roussos said that when Lisa woke up, she already knew in her heart what had happened. "She looked at me and said to me, 'Saffie's gone, isn't she?' " Roussos recounted. "I was dreading it. She just looked at me and said, 'She's gone, isn't she?' I just looked at her and said, 'Yeah.' She goes 'I knew.'" Little Saffie Roussos was one of 22 victims killed after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive as concertgoers were leaving Grande's packed show. More than 250 were injured, including 23 critically. However, Roussos said that when Lisa woke up, she already knew in her heart what had happened. "She looked at me and said to me, 'Saffie's gone, isn't she?' " Roussos recounted. "I was dreading it. She just looked at me and said, 'She's gone, isn't she?' I just looked at her and said, 'Yeah.' She goes 'I knew.'" Little Saffie Roussos was one of 22 victims killed after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive as concertgoers were leaving Grande's packed show. More than 250 were injured, including 23 critically. "All she could say to me was, 'I'm sorry', and I said, 'You've got nothing to be sorry for. You made Saffie so happy with what you do'. She thanked me." Roussos recalled how when he arrived at the venue on May 22 he found Ashlee was being cared for, but he couldn't locate Saffie or her mother. "We just walked round and all the police were there. It was chaos. You're panicking and worrying. You don't know what's going on," he told the BBC. He was later informed by police that his daughter had died. "I couldn't take it in. I just sat there looking at him," he said. "It's just your worst nightmare. I didn't know what to say, I didn't know what to think." He added, "I knew that Saffie would love her pictures to be on, and to be spoken about on, TV," he said and added that her mother, who has had several operations, is gradually getting better. The rest of the family are being "strong for each other." "We do a little bit of laughing, a little bit of joking, a little bit of crying and cuddling, and that's how we get through the day," he added. (People)

'Chew' chef Michael Symon selling Ohio home for $549K. When celeb chef Michael Symon isn't co-hosting ABC's "The Chew," he retreats to a buttoned-up Tudor in the Cleveland suburb of Cleveland Heights. Now he's ready to light the burner on a sale of his Ohio home. The 47-year-old chef put his five-bedroom manse on the market for $549,000, listing with Heather Price of Howard Hanna. "(The home) is located on a quiet street in Cleveland Heights, in a gorgeous neighborhood of mature trees and elegant homes, within a short walk to coffee shops, restaurants, theaters, and more," says Price. Of course, the kitchen is a veritable showroom, with Carrara marble countertops, a coffee station, a high-end custom Blue Star range, two sinks, and custom cabinetry. It's a perfect place for hosting wine-fueled feasts, and with that in mind, there's a temperature-controlled wine room in the 2,825-square-foot home. Al fresco dining is a breeze, thanks to the courtyard, accessible via French doors off the kitchen. The home's open layout cultivates a relaxed vibe. But it's not all sleek and glam inside. Instead, there's a ton of rustic-chic going on, channeling the Cotswolds in England, with arched doorways, multi-pane windows and iron railings here and there. Price agrees: "This is a beautiful home, joining choice elements of the old and the new," she says, "It is a grand historic Tudor situated on a tree-filled lot." To reach the property, you must walk over a footbridge with a stream trickling beneath, and a wood-burning fireplace greets you in the living room. Wide-plank oak flooring is made from reclaimed wood. Built in the late 1920s, this three-level home also features a master suite (one of 3.5 baths) that's like a vacation retreat, with built-in bookshelves and a walk-in closet, and a master-bath floor tiled with pennies that is outfitted with a soaking tub. Also on the property is a 2.5-car detached garage. A Cleveland native, Symon has four restaurants in Cleveland (including Lola) as well as Roast in Detroit. (PageSix)

*John Ritter's widow selling their Beverly Hills home. Actress Amy Yasbeck, known for her role on the sitcom "Wings," as well as starring in "Problem Child" and "Problem Child 2" with her husband, John Ritter, has put her longtime home in Beverly Hills on the market for $6.5 million. The family spent many happy years in Benedict Canyon in their compound, originally built in 1982. They bought the property in 1996 for approximately $2.2 million, and lived there together raising their daughter, Stella Dorothy, until Ritter's untimely death in 2003. Since her beloved husband's passing, Yasbeck has been busy working on a number of TV shows, including "Hot in Cleveland," "Bones," "Modern Family," and most recently, "Pretty Little Liars." She's also spent quality time renovating the five-bedroom, seven-bath house. "This home truly embodies and embraces the classic lifestyle Beverly Hills is known for," says listing agent Eric Lavey of The Agency, "With about a half-acre of grounds behind a double gate, and with numerous authentic connections to the outdoors, there's light in every room of the home." The 6,409-square foot home features French doors, soaring, coved ceilings and a sweeping staircase underneath an elegant chandelier. There's also a cozy artist studio and/or yoga retreat in the attic that's illuminated by skylights. But Lavey says his favorite room "is the stately office with coffered walnut ceilings, paneling and fireplace, which reinforces Beverly Hills elegance." Among the home's other highlights are a master suite with a sitting area, fireplace, his-and-hers bathrooms and walk-in closets. There's also a sauna and ensuite guest room perfect for conversion into a fitness center. The lot is a little over a half-acre, and includes gardens, lawns, patios, a pool and plenty of mature foliage. Yasbeck is also known for films including "The Mask," "Home for the Holidays" and "Men in Tights," as well as a number of television roles. (PageSix)

La La Anthony Reveals Brand-New Details About Beyonce's Star-Studded Push Party. La La Anthony is proving to be one fierce friend in the hot seat. During Sunday night's all-new Watch What Happens Live, the Power star was asked to play a game of "Spill the Push ParTEA." In the innocent segment, host Andy Cohen would ask a series of questions about Beyonce's baby shower. While the "Crazy in Love" singer is super private when it comes to family, the Beyhive was still able to receive a few fun details from her close gal pal. La La confirmed Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter were in attendance for the celebration that was held this past May at a private residence in Beverly Hills. Guests including Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams were treated to "the most amazing food I remember. It was like a backyard BBQ." And while La La wasn't ready to share what gifts she gave the twins, she was able to answer one of Andy's funniest questions. "On a scale of 1 to 10, how turned up did Tina Knowles get?" he asked. La La answered, "50." As fans know, Beyonce and Jay Z welcomed a boy and a girl last month. The two named their littlest loves Rumi Carter and Sir Carter. With babies on the mind, Andy couldn't help but ask about Serena Williams' pregnancy. When asked to share her advice for the mom-to-be, La La was certain that the tennis champ would do a fantastic job. "She's an amazing person. She loves kids. She's great with my son," the actress shared. "She's going to be a great mom. She doesn't need much. She's got it under control." Watch What Happens Live airs Sunday-Thursdays at 11 p.m. only on Bravo. (Eonline)

Jack Gilinsky Apologizes for His "Terrible and Unforgivable" Words Directed Towards Madison Beer. Jack Gilinsky is speaking out after an audio file was leaked online that features the social media star lashing out at Madison Beer. In a lengthy post to his followers Sunday night, Jack confirmed that the voice is indeed him. He then began to offer an apology for his actions. "There's no justifying the words that came out of my mouth in that audio file. In no way do I stand behind who I was in that part of my life. But people change & learn from their mistakes. The clip you've all heard is from last year. I was in a very dark place, & clearly had no control over my emotions," he explained to his 3.47 million Twitter followers. "It's painful for me because most people think that this clip is current & is an accurate representation of where Madison & I stand today, when that is far from the truth." He continued, "Like any couple, Mad & I have had our fair share of ups & downs, this clip specifically being one of our lowest points, Madison knew if she didn't help me overcome my ways and change, no one would, & I would never learn from my mistakes. I'll never be able to thank her enough for believing in me the way she did during that time." Jack would later confirm that "we aren't together" right now but Madison will be someone that he "will love forever and care about." Over the weekend, an audio file surfaced on social media where fans can hear Jack calling his then-girlfriend many insults. "You're a f--king slut," he said at one point during the tape. "Look at me. You're a slut. You're a little slut and you haven't told me about something." Madison has not commented on the audio. Social media followers and fans, however, were able to get #JackGilinskyIsOverParty to trend on Twitter over the weekend. "In no way do I expect to be forgiven or felt bad for. I'm at fault for all of my actions & I know better than to treat a woman, or anyone for that matter, the way I did then. I am truly sorry to all of my fans or anyone who used to gain inspiration from me," Jack explained. "That is not the person I am today and I do not want ANYONE to think it's ok to act the way I acted in that clip. It's unfortunate because I've worked so hard to learn and grow from where I was at that point in my life and now I'm forced to remember that dark time in the most public way possible." To conclude his statement, Jack asked followers to learn from his own mistakes and ask for help if necessary. "If you are going thru something right now, just talk to someone," he shared. "There's no need for anyone to get hurt. Since day one, all I've wanted to do was spread positivity and that's what I'm going to continue to try to do." (Eonline)

Charlie Sheen is still winning. The actor and avid sports fan sold an iconic piece of memorabilia -- Babe Ruth's 1927 New York Yankees World Series ring -- for a whopping $2,093,927 via auction Friday night. But he wasn't done there ... he also hauled in $2,303,920 for an original copy of the sale document that sent Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yanks in 1919. That's $4.4 mil if you're keeping track. We actually got Sheen out in Studio City, CA Friday before the Lelands.com auction was complete and asked him why he was unloading his Babe Ruth gear. His answer was very Charlie. So was his answer for whether or not he's trading Ruth's ring for an engagement ring. (TMZ)

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Adele Fans Unite for Tribute Performances of Her Songs After She Cancels Concerts. Adele fans are showing their love and support for the singer in a beautiful way after she reluctantly canceled the two final shows of her tour. She had said in a lengthy and somber statement Friday that she would be unable to perform her last concerts, at Wembley Stadium near London, because she had damaged her vocal cords. Her comments came days after at a previous show at the famous arena, she said she planned on taking a break to focus on her son and also hinted she may never tour again. Following Adele's concert cancellations, hundreds of fans flocked to Wembley Stadium Saturday to take part in sing-alongs of her tracks. Other fans performed her songs in online videos to show their support. The hashtag #SingforAdele trended on Twitter. "Adele can't sing for us, but we can sing for her," fans said. (Eonline)

Britney Spears Wants You to Know She's Definitely Not Lip-Syncing in Singapore. You show 'em, BritBrit! Days after Britney Spears shut down rumors that she lip-syncs in concerts, the pop star showed off her vocal chops in the middle of her concert in Singapore when she wished her longtime bodyguard Jacob a very happy birthday on stage on Friday night. Take that, world! A fan recorded the video of the popstar singing "Happy Birthday" to her loyal employee in front of the huge crowd. "I have a really special friend tonight. He's been with me -- I'm gonna cry -- for like five years. He's one of my favorite people, his name is Jacob," she said. "Everyone, let's sing 'Happy Birthday!'" The 35-year-old singer then busted out an absolutely fabulous rendition of the festive tune. The decision to be loud and proud with her vocals comes on the heels of her decision to speak out about incessant rumors that she lip-syncs during her live concerts. Earlier in the week, the pop superstar appeared on an Israeli TV show where she was asked about singing live at her shows. She said, "I'm glad you're addressing this question, because it's really funny. A lot of people think that I don't do live." Britney continued, "I usually -- because I'm dancing so much–I do have a little bit of playback but there's a mixture of my voice and the playback." She added, "It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it." This certainly isn't the first time the rumors about her not singing live have plagued her. Her tour manager addressed the lip-syncing accusations during a 2014 interview. "To put on the show that she puts on, it's virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does," Adam Leber told Medium when Britney's residency in Las Vegas was just getting started. "She's singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There's no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time." Whatever she's doing certainly keeps fans coming back. Crowds of people have flock to see her residence at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which ends soon. Tickets are going fast for her final performances that begin September 3 and conclude on New Year's Eve. (Eonline)

The $20 million Jay-Z fronted Kanye West was NOT a gift -- as Jay insinuated on his album 4:44 -- it was all part of Jay's deal with 'Ye. Sources with direct knowledge of Jay and Kanye's business relationship tell TMZ, the $20 million was an advance from Roc Nation to cover expenses -- including the floating stage -- for Kanye's "Saint Pablo Tour." The money covered various production costs and staff. It's actually standard for artists at Kanye's level to get such an advance. It's part of the deal. Jay certainly made it sound like he and Roc Nation gifted Kanye the dough. In the song, "Kill Jay Z" Jay raps ... "But you got hurt because you did cool by 'Ye // You gave him 20 million without blinkin' // He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*** was he thinkin'? // 'F*** wrong with everybody?' is what you sayin' // But if everybody's crazy, you're the one that's insane." We broke the story ... Kanye bailed on Jay-Z's streaming service, Tidal, over a money dispute. Kanye's decision to leave had nothing to do with the $20 mil. He claims he's owed unrelated millions for subscription bonuses and music video expenses. Jay has threatened to sue Kanye if he make an exclusive deal with another streaming service, but we're told Kanye's done with exclusive deals. Jay and 'Ye were once like brothers, and they still are ... Cain and Abel.

Jay Z's attack against Kanye West on 4:44 has nothing to do with Kanye bailing from Tidal ... it's all about Kanye's concert rant ... and Jay clearly does not think Kanye's mental condition at the time was an excuse. Sources connected to the 2 moguls tell us Jay was enraged when Kanye went on stage November 19th in Sacramento and first went after Beyonce with thoughts that were difficult to understand and then calling out Jay for shutting him out of his life. As one Kanye source put it, "Kanye was days away from going to a psych ward with some really serious mental issues. We get why he [Jay] was upset, but give Kanye a break." We're told Kanye had no idea Jay would go after him on 4:44 and when he heard it he was "shocked." Jay's new album contains the lyrics, "I know people backstab you I felt bad too. But this f*** everybody attitude ain't natural. But you ain't a saint, this ain't kumbaye. But you got hurt because you did cool by 'Ye. You gave him $20 million without blinkin'. He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*** was he thinking'? f*** wrong with everybody is what you sayin'. But if everybody's crazy, you're the one that's insane." (TMZ)

DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Also: Imagine Dragons' new 'Evolve' arrives at No. 2 with 147,000 units. DJ Khaled lands his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his latest release, Grateful, bows atop the list. The set -- which was released on June 23 through We the Best/Epic Records -- earned 149,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 29, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 50,000 were in traditional album sales. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new July 15, 2017-dated chart (where DJ Khaled debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard's websites on Tuesday, July 4. Grateful follows DJ Khaled's first No. 1, earned a little less than a year ago, when Major Key launched in the penthouse (on the list dated Aug. 20, 2016) with 95,000 units. Of that starting-week sum, 59,000 were in traditional album sales. (Notably, during Major Key's first week of release, it was exclusively available to stream through Apple Music, and for sale as a download through the iTunes Store. Grateful, however, was widely available at all streaming services and retailers.) In total, Grateful marks DJ Khaled's seventh top 10-charting effort, stretching back to 2007's We the Best, which debuted and peaked at No. 8. The new album is powered by streams, as it logged a robust 81,000 SEA units -- the largest SEA haul for an album since the May 27-dated list, when Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. tallied 86,000 SEA units in its fourth week on the list. (Grateful's 81,000 SEA units equates to 121.19 million on-demand audio streams for the collected tracks on the album during the tracking week.) The rest of Grateful's debut frame is comprised of TEA units (a little under 19,000). Grateful was ushered in by a pair of top five-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, "I'm the One" (his first No. 1 on the list), featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, and "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. DJ Khaled's star-packed Grateful album also boasts guests such as Beyonce, JAY-Z, Drake, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and Calvin Harris. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Imagine Dragons' new Evolve arrives with 147,000 units and the biggest week of the year for a rock album. Its starting sum is the biggest frame for a rock effort since Metallica's Hardwired... To Self-Destruct launched at No. 1 with 282,000 units on the list dated Dec. 20, 2016. Further, Evolve sold 109,000 in traditional album sales -- earning the rock group the top-selling album of the week, as it launches at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. Evolve logs the third-largest sales week for a rock set this year, following the debuts of John Mayer's The Search for Everything (120,000) and Gorillaz's Humanz (115,000). The new album's debut frame is comprised mostly of album sales, while its SEA and TEA units trail far behind comparatively (just under 23,000 and 15,000, respectively). Evolve, Imagine Dragons' third full-length studio effort, is the quartet's third top 10 album on the Billboard 200, following Smoke + Mirrors (No. 1 in 2015) and Night Visions (No. 2 in 2012). Smoke started with 195,000 units (172,000 in album sales). The new album sports the hit single "Believer," which has racked up 16 weeks (and counting) at No. 1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart. The song also spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the airplay-based Alternative Songs chart -- the longest run at No. 1 for any song since the band's own "Radioactive" spent 13 weeks atop the list in 2013. At No. 3 on the Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar's former No. 1 DAMN. holds its position, earning 59,000 units (down 16 percent). Prince and the Revolution's Purple Rain soundtrack, first released in 1984, re-enters the list straight in at No. 4, following its deluxe remastered reissue on June 23. The album -- combining all versions of Purple Rain, past and present -- earned 52,000 units in the tracking frame (of which 48,000 were in traditional album sales). The set collected a 3,633 percent gain in units for the week, and a 4,767 percent leap in album sales. The former No. 1 -- which spent 24 weeks atop the list in 1984 -- is Prince's first album to get get the remastered-and-deluxed treatment. Its redux was announced in 2014, when Prince signed a new deal with Warner Bros. Records. According to a press release from the label, the remaster of the original album was "overseen and sanctioned" by the late artist (who died in 2016). Purple Rain was reissued in a variety of formats, including a 20-track deluxe edition with unreleased bonus tracks and a 35-track expanded edition with additional B-sides, rarities and a live DVD of the Purple Rain Tour from 1985. 2 Chainz's Pretty Girls Like Trap Music slides from No. 2 to No. 5 in its second week on the Billboard 200, earning 43,000 units (down 59 percent). Alternative rock band 311 claims its 10th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 as MOSAIC debuts at No. 6 with 39,000 units (37,000 in traditional album sales). The group last hit the top 10 in 2014 with Stereolithic, which also launched at No. 6 (with 41,000 in sales -- before the chart transitioned to a consumption-ranked tally later that year). Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) stays steady at No. 7 on the new Billboard 200 (36,000 units; down 5 percent), and Drake's More Life descends 6-8 (34,000 units; down 18 percent); the sets ruled for two and three weeks, respectively. Bruno Mars' 24K Magic climbs 10-9 (32,000 units; up 5 percent). Closing out the top 10 is the soundtrack to Moana, which rises 15-10 with 29,000 units (up 21 percent), of which 13,000 are in traditional album sales (up 15 percent). The album's rise is likely owed to its parent film's June 20 arrival to Netflix. The film was released in theaters last November, and then issued on home video in March. (Hollywood Reporter)

Beyonce Had Input on Every Song on Jay-Z's New Album, 4:44 Producer Reveals. On Friday, Jay-Z dropped his new 4:44 album and the highly intimate and personal album, which is said to be a response to wife Beyonce's revolutionary visual album Lemonade, is getting people talking. While many have theories about what it all means, there's one man who knows exactly what went down and what's what and that's the 10-track album's one and only producer -- No I.D. (real name Dion Wilson). Having only one producer on an album is a rarity these days in the rap world, but that's just what Jay did with his revealing album that delves into his highly publicized marriage, fatherhood, trauma and the black experience. No. I.D. met up with New York Times writer Joe Coscarelli and got candid about the music man's orchestrated album that sampled Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and the Fugees music, and also clarified some of the mysteries around this enigmatic new offering. In the interview, No I.D. was asked about whether or not Beyonce had input in the process and if she came to the studio during the making of the album. The producer revealed that 'Yonce was heavily involved in the production. "I always call Bey our de facto A&R. Pillow talk is the strongest conversation on the planet. Every song has to get past her ears, in my eyes," No I.D. said. "She came by a lot and played a good part in helping us get over hurdles on certain records. Of course she's genius-level with that." As for trying to do something relevant in the youth-driven rap genre given the fact that the now father-of-three is older, the producer said that was a big factor to consider. "A couple times we said, 'Has there been anyone in any genre that really tapped into themselves on a new level at that age?' It's really kind of unheard-of across the board, not just in rap. But there are certain cheat codes that are available now -- you have streaming, and the ability to listen to everything that ever happened." Explaining that they did their research on what makes people relate to music regardless of genre, he continued, "We could gauge: Why does Adele do this? Why did Led Zeppelin do this? Why did Jimi Hendrix do this? What are the common threads? Honesty, vulnerability, pain -- these are things that always supersede the trends of the day. A very big disclosure in the album is Jay's mother, Gloria Carter, coming out as a lesbian on the track "Smile." No I.D. explained how it came to be: "He gave me the Stevie [Wonder] song, 'Love's in Need of Love Today,' on the playlist and I made a piece of music. I just typed an email about smiling no matter what." He continued, "[Jay] immediately went in and wrote these words. When he got to that part about his mom -- ['Mama had four kids, but she's a lesbian/had to pretend so long that she's a thespian'] -- I immediately knew this was way deeper than anything I was saying. He had that line and he ended up playing it for his mom. That's where he can tell the rest of the story." It appears as though more will be revealed from this revelatory album... (Eonline)

Adele "Heartbroken" to Cancel Final Two Shows of Her Tour After Damaging Vocal Cords. Adele's voice has proven to be a bit too powerful. Just days before the "Hello" singer was scheduled to perform at Wembley Stadium in the U.K., the Grammy winner shared some upsetting news about her health. As it turns out, Adele has temporarily damaged her vocal cords forcing her to cancel the last two nights of her tour. "I don't know how to start this. The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life. To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away," Adele wrote to her fans in a lengthy Twitter post. "However I've struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I felt like I constantly had to clear my throat, especially last night." She continued, "I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn't open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I'm heartbroken would be a complete understatement." While the 29-year-old has been taking steroids and other aids to improve her condition, Adele said it would be almost impossible to do a whole show over the weekend. "I've considered doing Saturday night's show but highly unlikely I'd even make it through the set and I simply can't crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way. I'm so desperate to do them that I've considered miming. Just to be in front of you and be with you. But I've never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you," she explained. "It wouldn't be the real me up there. I'm sorry. I'm sorry for your disappointment." While Adele is upset for her fans who have been eagerly waiting the show, she's also more than bummed to end her tour on such a sour note. After all, she's complete 121 shows and only has two shows left. "Who the f--k cancels a show at Wembley Stadium!? To not complete this milestone in my career is something I'm struggling wo get my head around and I wish that I wasn't having to write this. I have changed my life drastically in every way to make sure I got through this tour that started at the beginning of last year," Adele explained. "To not be able to finish it is something I'm really struggling to come to terms with. It's as if my whole career has been building up to these 4 shows." She added, "I'm writing this as the decision has just this moment been made, so I don't have any other, but of course refunds will be available if the shows can't be rescheduled. There will be more information over the next few days. I'm sorry, I'm devastated." (Eonline)

Kanye West isn't sweating Jay-Z's diss ... unless he just hasn't heard it. Yeezus was at his studio in Calabasas Friday looking happy, healthy, and oblivious to Jay's new lyrics ... "I know people backstab you, I feel bad too / But this f*** everybody attitude ain't natural / But you ain't the same, this ain't KumbaYe / But you got hurt because you did cool by 'Ye / You gave him 20 million without thinkin' / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*** was he thinkin'? / 'F*** wrong with everybody?' is what you sayin' / But if everybody's crazy, you're the one that's insane" on Jay-Z's new "4:44" album. We broke the story ... Kanye's goal is to get back on tour as soon as early 2018, so maybe he's just got bigger fish to fry. And, he's writing new music. (TMZ)

Annie Lennox may get a huge break ... a shot at actually getting one of her songs played on the radio! This is hilarious. A chick named Kylie, who works for a radio station, sent Annie a letter which begins ... "I came across your music on line and really like what I heard!" Kylie, the New Music Coordinator for the station, went on, "I find artists who I think have potential and get them in rotation on our station. If you'd like, please send over the MP3 for your latest single," adding, "I'll forward it to Glenn our program director to see if he's interested in putting it in rotation." Things actually turn a little weird, as the email continues ... "We are connected to an artist development firm that can also get you onto 150 radio stations worldwide." Annie just posted a caution ... "Whilst it's obviously a bit of fun sharing the email I received telling me I had 'potential' sadly up and coming musicians are sent these kinds of scams every day." BTW, just a sample of the dozens of Annie Lennox/Eurythmics hits ... "Walking on Broken Glass," "Why," "Sweet Dreams," "Here Comes The Rain Again" ... (TMZ)

J Balvin Releases New Single and Music Video for "Mi Gente." J Balvin is at it again! The Colombian star just released his new infectious single and music video for "Mi Gente" featuring Willy Williams. The video is bright and as much fun as the song itself. "Mi Gente' is a song that embodies a special moment in music, a new sound of a Latino culture on the rise and being embraced globally. By erasing barriers of races, colors, continents, genres or languages, we can achieve the whole world moving their head to the same beat," the singer says to E! News. "We hope 'Mi Gente' can provide that beat." See any familiar faces? You might recognize Balvin's friend, Instagram celebrity Gianluca Vacchi. The Italian businessman added some of his signature dance moves to the music video. Vacchi is not the only famous friend that supported the 32-year-old's new song. In fact, celebrities like Yandel, Anitta, Jesse and Marcelo Vieira Jr all supported the launch via social media. The infectious hit makes it almost impossible to not nod your head to the beat. You never disappoint us, Balvin! (Eonline)

Billy McFarland, the man who teamed up with Ja Rule to organize the disastrous Fyre Festival has been charged with one count of wire fraud in relation to the event. Federal prosecutors say McFarland was arrested at his home in Manhattan Friday after he allegedly tricked investors into pledging over $1 million into his company to put on the event. You'll remember ... hundreds of angry ticket buyers were left stranded in the Bahamas back in April. The festival promised a weekend of big name performances, luxurious accommodations and ritzy dining options. When festival-goers arrived -- they found makeshift tents, a stage that was barely standing and food that included a piece of cheese between slices of bread. If found guilty, McFarland could be sentenced to a max of 20 years behind bars. Ja Rule -- who helped promote the event -- has not been arrested. (TMZ)

Movies

Box Office: Hollywood's Franchise Crisis Worsens Over July Fourth. Summer revenue has tumbled more than 8 percent behind 2016 in North America after a string of misses. Call it the franchise fizzle. Save for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman, every summer tentpole so far has underperformed in North America -- albeit to varying degrees -- resulting in revenue for the season currently running 8 percent behind the same period last year. Worse, gains made in the earlier part of 2017 have been eroded to the point where revenue for the full year is now even with 2016 (in mid-April, it was 6 percent ahead). The common link? Many of the event films failing to set off major fireworks were the umpteenth outing in a series. And a majority were clobbered by critics. Heading into the July Fourth weekend, Hollywood was confident that Universal and Illumination's Despicable Me 3 wouldn't suffer the same plight. But instead of opening to an expected $85 million-plus, the animated tentpole came in at $72.4 million, well behind Despicable Me 2 and spinoff Minions. While the threequel is hardly a bomb, its lackluster domestic debut sets off another round of alarm bells within the major studios. "There seems to be a disruption in the box-office force this summer," says Paul Dergarabedian of comScore. "Is this a signal that the era of the franchise with sequels that go beyond a second installment is coming to an unceremonious end, or is it more an issue of quality?" The gap is startling. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, now winding down its run, has earned $165.5 million domestically since its release in late May, compared to $241.1 million for the last film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Disney went ahead and made Dead Men Tell No Tales even after Stranger Tides did notably less business than either Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($309.4 million) or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($423.3 million). Paramount's once-shiny Transformers is in the same boat. Like Dead Men Tell No Tales, Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth outing in a franchise already plagued by diminishing returns in the U.S. The Last Knight, hitting theaters on June 21, has grossed just $102.1 million. The previous installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, topped out at $245.4 million, versus $342.4 million for Transformers 3 and a franchise-best $402 million for Transformers 2. It is certainly true that the many of the summer tentpoles lagging in the U.S. are finding plenty of treasure overseas. Despicable Me 3 is off to a strong start internationally, earning nearly $117 million so far. Pirates 5 has grossed $543.2 million offshore for a worldwide haul of $708.7 million, while Transformers 5's international tally is $327.8 million for $429 million globally. But without a stronger U.S. performance, neither will come close to clearing the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, as the last installments did. And generally speaking, studios get less back from the foreign box office, while ancillary revenue streams are dependent upon a strong domestic run. Other struggling franchise titles contributing to the summer box-office decline in North America include Disney and Pixar's Cars 3, which debuted to a franchise-low $53.7 million in early June, and Fox's Alien: Covenant. Universal's The Mummy reboot also got buried stateside. "Maybe studios need to think beyond milking everything to death and find some new stories with some fresh talent," says Wall Street analyst Eric Handler of MKM partners, noting the stellar performance of smaller summer films including Edgar Wright's critical darling Baby Driver or the indie shark movie, 47 Meters Down. "And part of the problem with the tentpoles which have failed is that the movies weren't very good." Transformers 5 and The Mummy both have a miserable 15 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the aggregated review website that has become the scourge of Hollywood studios. Baywatch and King Arthur, two other high-profile summer misses, show a 20 percent and 28 percent rating, respectively, followed by Pirates 5 at 29 percent. (Per the rules of Rotten Tomatoes, a rating of 59 percent or lower is considered "rotten.") Cars 3 (67 percent) and Despicable Me 3 (63 percent) fared better. "People are looking for fresh stories, particularly when it comes to family films. Despicable Me 3 has good reviews, so maybe it will legs but it seemed a bit formulaic. Same with Cars 3," says Handler. Disney and Marvel's Guardians Vol. 2 and Warner Bros. and DC's Wonder Woman -- both embraced by critics -- are far and away the summer's top performers domestically with $383.3 million and $346.6 million in earnings to date. And Guardians is the only summer franchise title so far to rocket past its predecessor, both in North America and globally. In summer 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy grossed $332.2 million domestically and $773.3 million worldwide, versus $854.5 million so far for Guardians Vol. 2. The fate of the extended Hollywood franchise will be tested once again on July 7 when Sony and Marvel open their reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, followed a week later by Fox's threequel, War for the Planet of the Apes. They are interesting test cases since both have received glowing reviews. "When modestly priced and innovative films like Baby Driver, The Big Sick and The Beguiled are making their big-budget brethren look bloated and undesirable, and R-rated comedies are flailing about desperately trying to grab a disinterested public's attention, then a reevaluation could be in order," says Dergarabedian. "Maybe it's time to throw out the current summer playbook and time to adopt the spirit of more gleeful abandon that fueled an excellent first quarter of moviegoing gems, including Beauty and the Beast, Get Out, Split and Logan. It is not too late to course correct. The warning signs are right in front of of us." (Hollywood Reporter)

Daisy Ridley Returns as Rey in 'Star Wars: Forces of Destiny' Short. The animated campaign focuses on the beloved saga's heroines; the short stories taking part within the films that already exist. It is not a whole new movie, but it is certainly good enough to help hold fans over as they wait for Last Jedi to come out in December. On Monday, Disney posted the first in a series of animated shorts that are a part of the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny campaign. For the first time since she played the character in The Force Awakens, Ridley returns as Rey in the episode "Sands of Jakku". Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Maz Kanata, is also a part of the nearly three-minute short that helps fill in the details of what happened just after Rey met BB-8. The Star Wars Forces of Destiny campaign focuses on the beloved saga's heroines; the short stories taking part within the films that already exist. (Hollywood Reporter)

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals How Much Longer He'll Play Iron man. How many more films will feature Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man? The actor made his debut as the Marvel superhero in the surprise monster hit Iron Man in 2008 and will reprise his role for the eighth time in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Fans have speculated that it could be his final film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "It's this cyclical thing," Robert told News Corp Australia Network in an interview posted Sunday. "I could have said when the first Avengers came out: 'It's never going to get any better than that. Everybody stop.' But to me it's always about people and opportunities, like the Russos [Avengers directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo], who I adore." "Everyone says to me it's like a glove that fits so well. I have to start over every time but I am starting over with a pretty solid base. I just never want to blow it for the last six or seven [MCU movies] I have done by dropping the ball because I decided to go do it one more time," he continued "I just want to hang up my jersey before it's embarrassing." Joe had told Forbes in 2016 Russo that it is "almost impossible to replace Robert, he's the biggest movie star in the world." "One close up from Robert is worth another actor's entire performance, he's incredibly gifted and insanely talented," he said. "I think if and when he is done with the character I think you will find that Iron Man might disappear for a while." He also talked about the possibility of rebooting Iron Man with a new star. Tom Holland plays a young version of Spider-Man in the latest Marvel reboot film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, which also features Robert as Iron Man. "I think the only way that you could reboot [Iron Man] is to give a generational gap that would allow another actor to at least have a chance to redefine that character without the enormous spectre of Robert hanging over it," Joe said. "There are so many characters in the Marvel universe that can pick up the ball and run without it through the next phase or two before you need to see Iron Man again, frankly." (Eonline)

Everything We Know About the Top Gun Sequel Starring Tom Cruise. After all of these years, there's still a huge need for speed. More than three decades after the release of the blockbuster smash Top Gun, moviegoers can look forward to a brand-new sequel already in the works. And while the star himself Tom Cruise confirmed the news just a couple of weeks ago, fans are receiving more and more teases of the project. "We're going to have the same tone as we had in the first movie. Stylistically, it's going to be the same. We're going to have the same score," Tom shared with Access Hollywood in a new interview. "We're going to have big fast machines. It's going to be a competition film like the first one." He added, "There's going to be aircraft carries. There's going to be jets." As for drones, Tom is staying mum on that one. While some may expect the movie to be called Top Gun 2, the actor revealed that the tentative title is Top Gun: Maverick. "I didn't want a number," Tom explained. "You don't need a number." If you're thinking all of this information is coming out so quickly, you're kind of on to something. Just last year, Tom admitted on The Graham Norton Show that he was in the very early stages of trying to plan a sequel with Jerry Bruckheimer. Fast-forward to May when Tom surprised fans on Australia's Sunrise that the film is happening with filming starting "probably in the next year." While many details still remain up in the air -- did you get that folks -- one co-star has already expressed his interest in starring in the movie. Val Kilmer recently took to social media with an announcement: He's ready to spread his wings and fly. "Friends said it's official - #TOPGUN2 was announced," he wrote on Instagram. "I'm ready Tom- still got my top gun plaque! Still got the moves! Still got it!" While we wait for more scoop and details to emerge, one thing is certain: Tom couldn't be more pumped for his latest project. "I'm very excited. I am really excited," Tom shared with Access Hollywood. "It's a great challenge." UPDATE: Mark your calendars, Top Gun fans! According to Variety, Paramount Studios has given the sequel a tentative release date for July 12, 2019. And for those keeping track, that's 33 years after the original! Tron: Legacy filmmaker Joseph Kosinski is also planning to direct the film. (Eonline)

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Ride to Replace Women Auction Scene After 50 Years. Yar! Hear ye, hear ye! We be stopping the auctions of wenches! Since 1967, the popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney Parks has featured a scene in which animatronic women, including a redheaded one in a hat and pink dress, are tied up and auctioned off. It featured a sign that read "Auction, Take a wench for a bride," while animatronic drunken pirates shout, "We wants the redhead!" According to comments Kathy Mangum, SVP, Atlantic Region Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering made on the Disney Parks blog this week, the women's days as auction prizes will soon over. "A familiar character is playing a new role joining the pirates ranks and helping the local townspeople 'unload' their valuables at the Mercado auction," the statement said. "In the U.S., this famous redhead will appear in a similar scene at the Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland park in 2018 following a previously scheduled refurbishment." As seen in an artist's illustration, the new scene will feature a sign that reads, "Auction, surrender yer loot." "We believe the time is right to turn the page to a new story in this scene, consistent with the humorous, adventurous spirit of the attraction," a Disney Resort rep told The O.C. Register. "Our team thought long and hard about how to best update this scene," Magnum said in a statement to the newspaper. "Given the redhead has long been a fan favorite, we wanted to keep her as a pivotal part of the story, so we made her a plundering pirate! We think this keeps to the original vision of the attraction as envisioned by Marc Davis, X Atencio and the other Disney legends who first brought this classic to life." The pirate woman will assume her new role first at Disneyland Paris' Pirates ride, which will open on July 24 after a refurbishment, which included its transformation into the movie-esque version seen in the U.S. parks. It is the final park to receive characters from the films added to its Pirates ride. (Eonline)

Just One More Reason to Love Spider-Man: Homecoming's Tom Holland. You're probably familiar with Spider-Man, but if you're not fully versed in the comic book character's story, it's the perfect time to fall in love. The new film Spider-Man: Homecoming is landing in theaters on July 7 and we can't wait to see Spider-Man on the big screen for one main reason: Tom Holland. If you've scrolled through Tom's Instagram lately, you know by now that the British heartthrob plays the loveable Peter Parker, a regular high school kid doing heroic things. But Tom's on-screen character isn't the only one making a difference. Together with the film, the actor scoured the country to find local heroes who give back to their communities and inspire everyone around them (much like Spider-Man himself). These local heroes were treated to a Spider-Man themed day of fun and got to attend local red carpet premieres of the new film. They also received awards on stage for their work in their community. One of the people Tom helped celebrate was a woman named Paulette Franklin. Not only does she teach at Chicago's intercity schools, she also volunteers her time as a coach, too. Noah Mejia, another local hero, has disabilities, but doesn't let that stop him from helping others. These folks (along with many others) may not have Spidey senses IRL, but they're certainly making an impact. Kudos to Tom and the Spider-Man team for honoring these local heroes and for reminding us that anyone (even a regular high school kid from Queens, with a curfew and homework like Peter Parker) can be a real-life superhero. (Eonline)

TV

Doctor Who Prepares to Say Goodbye to Peter Capaldi With His Last Finale. The regeneration has begun! Or at least something has begun, making the wait for the annual Doctor Who Christmas special all the more difficult. The night's finale not only gave Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) a possible ending, but it set up one hell of a team up in the Christmas special, thanks to the surprise appearance of David Bradley as the first Doctor. (The first doctor was originally played by William Hartnell, but Bradley played Hartnell in the TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time.) For one of his last adventures, Peter Capaldi's Doctor battled the Cybermen on a 400 mile long ship and won, obviously, though not without sort of dying first, after a bit of a showdown with the Masters. Missy (Michelle Gomez) and the Master (John Simm) ended up destroying each other, but it was so worth it to see them come face to face. Bill, fortunately, won't be forced to live as a Cyberman for the rest of her life. She was "saved" in some way by puddle girl (Stephanie Hyam, from this season's premiere), who was able to find her thanks to the tears she gave her. Don't ask us to understand how that works, but after Bill carried the dying Doctor back to the Tardis, she and puddle girl were free to explore the stars together. Whether this is the end of Bill's story on Doctor Who is unclear, since a new Doctor and a new showrunner will be taking over next season, but we kind of hope not. Bill has been a fantastic companion, but this story felt short. Once the Doctor was back in the Tardis, the regeneration began. He fought it desperately, recalling former companions and reenacting some of his former regenerations ("I don't want to go!"). Suddenly, everything stopped, and he emerged from the Tardis into the snow. A figure appeared, and there was the first Doctor, ready for whatever's happening in the Christmas special. The night's finale was also filled with jokes and references about the timelords' lack of gender, to the point where if the Doctor's next regeneration isn't a woman (or at least something other than a quirky white man), it's going to be hard not to feel a little disappointed. What did you think? Who's your pick for the next Doctor? Doctor Who will return for a Christmas special in December. (TMZ)

Could Mahershala Ali Get You Excited About a True Detective Season 3? Does the idea of True Detective season three entice you? What if we told you it could star Oscar-winner and general charming human Mahershala Ali? According to The Tracking Board, the star is reportedly in early talks to star in a third installment of the HBO crime anthology series, which earned rave reviews for its first season but wasn't quite as well-received in its second. The first season starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and season two starred Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn, so Ali's movie star status would fit right in. In fact, in this post-Moonlight world, Ali is probably one of the biggest stars they could sign. The series debuted in 2014, aired a second season in 2015, and then has been in limbo ever since. HBO has not officially greenlit a third season yet, but in March, EW reported that creator Nic Pizzolatto had written the first two episodes, and that Emmy-winning producer David Milch had joined the show to collaborate with Pizzolatto. While this would be Ali's first starring role on a TV show, he has appeared in several episodes of Netflix's Luke Cage and House of Cards, as well as the HBO series Treme. HBO has not yet returned a request for comment. Would you come back to True Detective for Ali? Will you go back to True Detective no matter what? Is time a flat circle? (Eonline)

This Is Us Promotes Nearly All of Its Incredible Child Stars for Season 2 -- But Who's Missing? This Is Us is locking in all of its breakout child stars as series regulars for the highly-anticipated second season. Well, almost all of them. E! News has learned that seven of the eight young actors who helped break our hearts on a weekly basis during season have been given promotions for season two. Hannah Zeile, Niles Fitch and Logan Shroyer, who star as Teenage Kate, Randall and Kevin, respectively, have been added full-time, as well as Mackenzie Hancsicsak (Young Kate), Parker Bates (Young Kevin), Faithe Herman (Annie Pearson) and Eris Baker (Tess Pearson). You'll notice the only name missing from that list is season one breakout Lonnie Chavis, who appeared as Young Randall and was one -half of the most precious father-son push-ups we've ever seen. Before you panic at the thought of another actor taking over the role, we hear that Chavis will appear in season two after all. However, he just won't be receiving series regular status, likely due to his series regular commitment to Jay Pharoah's upcoming Showtime comedy White Famous. What can we say? The kid is in high demand these days -- and for good reason! The promotions come just days after E! News confirmed that the series had also upped Jon Huertas (Miguel) and Alexandra Breckenridge (Sophie) to full-time as well. They all join a cast roster that already includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan. Are you stoked that all the youngsters are getting promotions? Bummed that Lonnie Chavis isn't among them? This Is Us returns for season two on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

The Carmichael Show Canceled at NBC After Jerrod Carmichael Exits. Jerrod Carmichael is saying goodbye to The Carmichael Show. The comedian has been at the helm of the multi-cam family sitcom for three seasons, but according to a statement obtained by Deadline, he's ready to say goodbye. "For three seasons (okay 2.5), I got to make a show that I love with my friends," he said. "It's something I've wanted to do since I was 13. Now, I'm excited to go make other things that I love. Thank you to every person who worked on or watched The Carmichael Show." Carmichael's decision comes as NBC had yet to decide on the show's fate. Deadline reports that the option to extend the cast's contracts for a season four would have expired. "The Carmichael Show was such a wonderful show that we choose to focus today not on its loss but on the three incredible seasons we had the pleasure to produce," said 20th Century Fox TV presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman in a statement. "We are thankful to the brilliant Jerrod Carmichael and his talented cast, to showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, our fantastic writers and devoted production team. It's a rarity that a comedy series tackles the social and political issues of the day in such a clever and hilariously funny way. This show was special, and we will miss it." NBC also released a statement. "We are enormously proud of The Carmichael Show and Jerrod's talent and vision to do a classic family sitcom that also taps into issues and relevant stories from the real world. We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers -- especially Jerrod -- for three critically-acclaimed seasons," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt and President Jennifer Salke. The series is currently in the middle of its third season, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

Hawaii Five-0 Shakeup: Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park Leaving CBS Drama. A major cast departure is making waves for Hawaii Five-0. E! News has learned that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park will exit the series ahead of the upcoming season eight. The stars have been with the show since the beginning. "We are so appreciative of Daniel and Grace's enormous talents, professional excellence and the aloha spirit they brought to each and every one of our 168 episodes," CBS said in a statement. "They've helped us build an exciting new Hawaii Five-0, and we wish them all the best and much success in their next chapters. Mahalo and a hui hou... " Their fates will be revealed in the season eight premiere on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. on CBS. "I will never forget meeting Daniel while still writing the pilot and being certain there was no other actor who I'd want to play Chin Ho Kelly," showrunner Peter M. Lenkov said in a statement about the Lost veteran. "Needless to say, Daniel has been an instrumental part of the success of Hawaii Five-0 over the past seven seasons and it has personally been a privilege to know him. As for Park, who shot to fame on Battlestar Galactica, Lenkov said: "Grace's presence gave Hawaii Five-0 a beauty and serenity to each episode. She was the consummate collaborator, helping build her character from Day 1. They will always be ohana to us, we will miss them and we wish them both all the best." Hawaii Five-0 stars Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Masi Oka, Chi McBride and Jorge Garcia. Season eight premieres Friday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

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