Jason Kidd could have a new nickname -- Octodad -- 'cause the Milwaukee Bucks coach's ex-wife says he's expecting his 8th child!! We spoke with Joumana Kidd outside Delilah in West Hollywood -- where the TV host broke the baby news to TMZ Sports ... and said she couldn't be happier for J and his wife, Porschla. Kidd's oldest son -- Jason Kidd Jr. -- was also out that night (in more ways than one) ... telling TMZ Sports he's just wants to keep the crown as the "gay son" in the family. It's the first time Kidd Jr.'s gone public with his sexuality -- and told us in a statement, "My sexuality doesn't change me, it only makes me the pink glittery sheep of the family. And I own it." We reached out to Kidd about the baby news -- but so far, no word back. If it's true though ... congrats! (TMZ)
Paris Jackson and 90210 Star Trevor Donovan Are ''Just Friends'' Despite Showing PDA. Nothing to see here! Paris Jackson and Trevor Donovan aren't Hollywood's next "It" couple. Michael Jackson's 19-year-old daughter was photographed holding hands with the 90210 alum, 38, while out and about in Malibu this past weekend, per photos obtained by The Daily Mail. But despite their obvious display of what some would consider romantic affection, a source tells E! News the pair is definitely just friends. The rising star kept it casual in a pair of loose-fitting cargo pants and nude tank top as she stuck close to the actor, who looked ready for the beach in a pair of shorts, graphic T-shirt and white tennis shoes. Jackson and Donovan have yet to comment on the outing. It's currently unclear just how the famous teen first met Trevor, but he did give her a shout out on Twitter in June 2016. Sharing a photo of Paris alongside a separate photo of her late father, Trevor compared his pal's cropped hair style to Angelina Jolie's signature look back in the day. "Is it me or does Paris Jackson look like Angelina Jolie from Hackers circa 1995," he wrote. Earlier this year, Jackson ended her relationship with Michael Snoddy. An insider shared with E! News at the time, "She's young. For now, she's focused on work." Donovan has kept much of his personal life under wraps since 90210 ended in 2013. He most recently starred in CMT's 2017 miniseries, Sun Records. Meanwhile, Paris landed her first Vogue magazine cover for the July 2017 issue, where she opened up about her various passions. "I have so many causes that are dear to my heart and fighting for the people, I feel, is my duty," she shared. "But right now since I'm doing the fashion thing, a huge focus -- well, mostly what I'm putting a lot of effort into -- is making sure my own personal creativity shows through whatever I'm doing while I'm working." (Eonline)
Amber Rose Says She and 21 Savage Are "Perfect for Each Other." Amber Rose may have found The One. Overnight, the 33-year-old talk show host shared an Instagram photo of herself snuggling in bed with 21 Savage (wearing matching Space Jam jerseys) and confessed she's fallen head over heels for him. "It's pretty amazing waking up every morning feeling love like this," Rose told her 15.6 million fans. "I've cried endlessly and been hurt a lot in my life, I've been abused, talked to like I wasn't s--t, been gaslighted and slut shamed by men that I once loved and cared about." Rose, who has a 4-year-old son with her rapper ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, continued, "I'm so thankful that God brought this amazing person in my life who genuinely has my back and is ready to 'pull up' to defend my honor by any means. Maybe he's just as broken as me and that's why we're perfect for each other but either way he's not going anywhere and neither am I." Prior to sharing the note, Rose and her boyfriend shared a few kisses in an Instagram video. "When he loves spoiling you but you got ur own money so you spoil him instead," she wrote. Over the weekend, Rose shared a clip from 21 Savage's radio interview with The Real After Party on Real 92.3. "She's beautiful, right? We've just been kicking it, man. She's a real cool woman. She treats me like a king, so it is what it is. And no disrespect will be tolerated, at all," he explained. "Keep your mouth closed, no hos, no bitches, no nothing, 'cause I'm pulling up." Asked about their nine-year age difference, the 24-year-old rapper -- who was promoting his debut album, Issa Album -- argued that while he may be younger "in age," he is "not mentally." Khalifa, who's dating model Izabela Guedes, is happy that his ex-found love again with 21 Savage. "He's a good guy," he told TMZ. "He's a good kid -- everything that I know about him." Before 21 Savage, Rose was in a five-month relationship with Dancing with the Stars pro Val Chmerkovskiy. She was later linked to French Montana, but as she said on Loveline last month, "He's like a brother to me...I have a bunch of male friends. It's unfortunate that anytime I hang out with a male friend, it's like, 'She's f--king him! She's dating him!' I have a loving personality." (Eonline)
How a Game of Thrones Star Almost Got Herself Fired. Spoilers are a precious commodity in the world of Game of Thrones. The pursuit of them can last an entire hiatus -- never forget when Jon Snow "died" and Kit Harington was dogged for months. And sometimes the stars themselves even slip and reveal things...that wind up with almost disastrous consequences. Just ask Gemma Whelan. Whelan took on the role of Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones' second season and she added her new gig to her online resume. Big mistake. Huge. "The first lesson I learnt was when I first got the job. No one told me to keep quiet about it," she told the UK Times. "I just thought it was normal to pop it in my Spotlight entry, so I wrote on my CV, 'This summer, Gemma will be playing Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.' And the internet went nuts. One of the lovely, lovely producers on Thrones called me into his office and said, 'This is very serious. We almost can't employ you because of this.'" Oops! Safe to say, lesson learned. Whelan's costar Maisie Williams previously addressed accidentally revealing spoilers to the general public. "We go out for drinks and stuff and we just end up talking about the show and then, because we're a season ahead we have to really watch what we're saying because you don't know who's listening to your conversation," she said during an appearance on BBC Radio 1. Game of Thrones returns for season seven on Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO. Can't recall where every character left off? We've got you covered. (Eonline)
Simone Biles' Response to an Internet Critic Who Called Her a "Sucky Ass Role Model" Is Olympic Gold. When it comes to defending herself against online trolls, Simone Biles deserves a gold medal. The Olympic gymnast was going about her life when a naysayer took to social media to share their uncensored feelings about how Biles has been spending her days. "It seems like you have partied nonstop for a year," the digital critic wrote to her on Instagram. "#trash #unfollow #suckyassrolemodel." Well, the multi-gold medalist was not about to let the remark go by the wayside without being addressed. "Talk to me when you train for 14 years and earn 5 Olympic Medals," Biles retorted. "I think kids would say otherwise. My year off is well deserved! Take a couple seats." To further her point, Biles tweeted out screenshots of the comment and her response, writing, "Comments like this have me shook. I really wanted to blur her name out so she doesn't get attention. But it is what it is...#BLOCK." As expected, her legions of fans came to her defense in the Twitter comment section, praising her for her accomplishments and continued dedication to her sport. The 20-year-old, who has accumulated five Olympic medals and an additional 14 World Championship medals, is the most decorated gymnast in American history. Since competing in the Olympics in Rio last summer, Biles also took her skills to the ballroom floor as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, placing fourth. Recently, she headed to Hawaii for a family vacation. As one supporter tweeted to the star, "Carry on Simone & keep living & enjoying life!" (Eonline)
Joanna Krupa has filed for divorce from husband Romain Zago ... TMZ has learned. Joanna filed legal docs claiming the marriage is "irretrievably broken." It's clearly not going to be contentious ... according to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the couple hashed out who gets what in a Marital Settlement Agreement dated today, July 10. Both Joanna and Romain have agreed not to seek spousal support against the other. Based on the docs, even though Joanna is the petitioner, it looks like she and Romain jointly filed for divorce. The couple married in 2013 and have no kids. We're told it was "extremely amicable" and they remain friends. (TMZ)
James Woods Settles Defamation Lawsuit Two Years After Being Called a "Cocaine Addict." Be careful what you tweet, folks. James Woods is suing a Twitter user for $10 million after he was accused on the social media site of being a "cocaine addict." According to docs obtained by E! News, Woods has filed a complaint for defamation and invasion of privacy by false light after a Twitter user who goes by the handle "Abe List" (referred to as "AL" in court docs) sent a "message to thousands of AL's followers and hundreds of thousands of Mr. Woods followers." The message in question was sent on July 15 and read "cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting." Abe List's Twitter account has since been deleted. "Woods is not now, nor has he even been a cocaine addict, and AL had no reason to believe otherwise," the filing states, adding that AL's tweets, which began as "childish name-calling," have "clearly escalated beyond the projects of free speech." The 68-year-old actor is asking for $10 million "in damages caused by AL's outrageous conduct." Through the lawsuit, Woods hopes to "unmask and reveal AL for the liar he really is." "The owner of the AL Twitter Account has thousands of followers and, since at least December 2014, has undertaken to engage his followers with a campaign of childish name-calling targeting against Woods," continues the suit. "In the past, AL has referred to Woods with such derogatory terms as 'prick,' 'joke,' 'ridiculous,' 'scum' and 'clown-boy.'" As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Woods, because he is a public figure, will have to prove actual malice. The docs do not state whether the actor tried to block the Twitter user or whether he filled out a Twitter abuse form to report the incident. UPDATE: Nearly two years later, a settlement has been reached in James Woods' defamation lawsuit. According to a clerk for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana, an attorney for the actor announced the settlement in a hearing. While the terms of the settlement have not been revealed, the anonymous defendant, known by the Twitter handle "Abe List," died before a resolution was reached. Woods originally filed a complaint for defamation and invasion of privacy by false light in 2015 after the Twitter user called the actor a "cocaine addict" online. At the time, he sought $10 million in damages. (Eonline)
Judge rules Johnny Depp's spending irrelevant in fraud suit. Johnny Depp's $2-million-a-month spending habit isn't relevant to his ongoing legal battle with his ex-managers, a judge ruled Monday -- but they can still sue the star for fraud. In response to Depp's own $25-million suit against The Management Group -- which accuses the firm of defrauding him out of tens of millions of dollars -- owners Joel and Robert Mandel had fired back with an explosive $4.2-million countersuit claiming the star blew his wealth on fancy wine, private planes and blasting Hunter S. Thompson's ashes out of a canon. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Teresa Beaudet ruled Monday that "the pages of allegations of Depp's allegedly outrageous spending clearly have no relevance" to the money he alleges the Mandels owe him, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She is, however, allowing TMG's counterclaim of promissory fraud to continue. "TMG alleged that Cross-Defendants never intended to abide by their promises and TMG reasonably relied on the alleged false promises by doing the 386 hours of work during those last two weeks of March," Beaudet wrote in her ruliing. Depp claims the Mandels paid themselves $28 million for their services over the 16 years they managed his finances, and "actively concealed the true state of Mr. Depp's finances while driving him deeper and deeper into financial distress." The brothers responded that Depp was the architect of his own ruin, and they did everything they could to keep him solvent. "Depp lived an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford," their attorney wrote in the cross-complaint. "Depp, and Depp alone, is fully responsible for any financial turmoil he finds himself in today." (PageSix)
Blac Chyna Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Rob Kardashian. E! News can confirm Blac Chyna was granted a temporary restraining order against Rob Kardashian. The 29-year-old model headed to a Los Angeles court alongside her attorney, Lisa Bloom, to file for the TRO, which she was granted by the court. Though Rob did not appear in court, his attorneys, Robert Shapiro and Sam Klein, appeared on his behalf. The TRO does not cover their 8-month-old daughter, Dream Kardashian, as the former couple's nannies drop her off between parents. The L.A. Superior Court Commissioner James E. Blancarte said the court's primary concern is the baby, and the pair will have to figure out a visitation schedule. "The court is not in the business of separating biological parents from their children," Blancarte told reporters. "They are both working together to do what's in the best interest of the child," Shapiro also said, adding, "On Mr. Kardashian's behalf, I'd like to apologize for the events that have taken place. Moving forward, the priority is the well-being of the child." Chyna also spoke out following the hearing, telling reporters, "I will go back to co-parenting Dream." The news of the TRO comes a little less than a week after the reality star's explicit rant against Chyna after which she claimed he's been violent with her. In case you missed it, Rob accused Chyna of cheating on him and posted a video of her kissing another man, which he said she sent him. He followed it up with naked pics of his ex and a long rant, during which he revealed he paid $100,000 for her plastic surgery and threatened that she would never see their baby daughter, Dream Kardashian, again unless she stopped "the alcohol and drugs and cocaine and X and E." Chyna responded claiming he had "beat" her. E! News confirmed Friday afternoon that Chyna's legal team had filed a request for a hearing for a restraining order against Rob. In the documents, Chyna requests that he be ordered to stay 100 yards away from her at all times. She states the two have been broken up since December and that "Rob has been violent with me in the past and I am afraid to be around him." Rob's attorney told TMZ his rant was "a spontaneous reaction that he regrets." In the papers, Chyna detailed one alleged violent incident. She said that in April, Rob began berating her in front of her son King Cairo, 4. She said that when she asked him to stop, he screamed, "I can say whatever the f--k I want!," then grabbed her phone and pushed her to the ground, "aggressively shoving me by the side of my arm and hitting me on the thigh." She says she fell to the ground and was bruised and could barely walk. Chyna and Bloom also sat down for an interview with Good Morning America. The Lashed salon owner told her side of the story, admitting she was "devastated" by the leaked photos. Bloom had said Thursday on Twitter that "what Rob Kardashian did to Blac Chyna could be 'revenge porn,' and illegal." "I am very proud to represent Blac Chyna as she stands up for her rights as a woman and as a mother against her ex, Rob Kardashian," Bloom said in a statement posted on Twitter Friday. "Yesterday Chyna retained me, and today we filed for temporary restraining orders to protect her rights. Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal. Cyberbullying your ex is harassment. Chyna ended your relationship months ago and she has the right to live as she chooses, work as she chooses, dress as she chooses, date who she chooses, and be intimate with who she chooses." "Chyna and I both believe that this is an important women's rights issue, as too many women and girls have been slut-shamed by exes. It stops now," she continued. "Your attempts to shame and control her are hereby rejected. Her body, her choice. Her life, her choice. Back off." Bloom said that on Monday, Chyna and her attorneys will appear in court to "request the appropriate restraining orders to require Mr. Kardashian to behave like a grownup toward the mother of his baby." The attorney is also currently representing The O.C. actress Mischa Barton in a revenge porn case against her ex. A source had told E! News exclusively Friday that Rob and Chyna are "keeping their distance right now," adding, "This type of fight has happened between them before, and they will most likely reconcile later on for the sake of their daughter, Dream. As of now, they are not communicating and Rob has stopped all financial matters with her." (Eonline)
Nelsan Ellis Abused Alcohol and Drugs for Years Before His Death, Family Says. New details surrounding Nelsan Ellis' death have been revealed. The 39-year-old True Blood actor was pronounced dead Saturday due to "complications with heart failure." On Monday, Ellis' family issued a statement via his manager, Emily Gerson Saines, in an effort to help other people who are struggling with the same addictions he faced. "Nelsan's father has bravely agreed for me to share the circumstances of Nelsan's heart failure," she said. "Nelsan has suffered with drug and alcohol abuse for years. After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own. According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control." "On the morning of Saturday, July 8, after four days in Woodhull Hospital, Nelsan was pronounced dead. Nelsan was a gentle, generous and kind soul. He was a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, a nephew, and a great friend to those that were lucky enough to know him. Nelsan was ashamed of his addiction and thus was reluctant to talk about it during his life," Gerson Saines told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "His family, however, believes that in death he would want his life to serve as a cautionary tale in an attempt to help others." As news of Ellis' death spread through Hollywood, many of his former True Blood co-stars -- including Kristin Bauer, Lauren Bowles, Mehcad Brooks, Anna Camp, Michelle Forbes, Janina Gavankar, Aisha Hinds, Todd Lowe, Joe Manganiello, Michael McMillian, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Jim Parrack, Michael Raymond-James, Sam Trammel and Deborah Ann Woll -- expressed their condolences via social media. True Blood creator Alan Ball said, "Nelsan was a singular talent whose creativity never ceased to amaze me. Working with him was a privilege." Funeral plans for Ellis have not been made public. (Eonline)
Ricki Lake plans to honor the memory of her late ex-husband, Christian Evans, by spreading his ashes at the same place they got engaged. Ricki posted a pic Friday of herself near a beach in Ibiza, with the caption ... "Es Vedra and me. #magical #Ibiza. Bringing my beloved home. #christianevans #loveiseternal." Sources close to the former talk show host tell TMZ she's there to spread Christian's ashes because that's where he popped the question to her, and it's a place they visited often as a couple. We're told Christian introduced Ricki to Ibiza years ago, and they went there every summer since then ... until they got divorced, of course. As we reported ... Ricki announced her ex-husband's death earlier this year, saying he succumbed to his mental illness -- bipolar disorder. It was later discovered he committed suicide. (TMZ)
THE OTHER STUFF . . .
Julianne Hough had to pull her wedding out of a ditch ... before she successfully made it down the aisle. The "Dancing with the Stars" judge tied the knot with NHL star Brooks Laich over the weekend in Idaho -- but it was a rough rough ride getting there. One of the coaches porting their guests to the outdoor affair ... ended up in a ditch. No one was hurt, and the bride and groom made it safely to the altar. Equally crucial to the big day ... Julianne's bro, Derek Hough's phone was apparently not damaged ... so he was able to text through the event. Mazel! (TMZ)
Janet Jackson touched down in New York Monday morning with her 6-month-old son, Eissa, and the little guy is one heck of a cute baby! It's Eissa's first trip to the U.S. that we know of. The kid, whose dad is Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, was born in London back in January and has been there as his parents hash out their divorce. Wissam moved out of the couple's London pad in April, but no word yet on custody and where little Eissa will have permanent roots. (TMZ)
Marilyn Manson pens touching tribute after father's death. Marilyn Manson is in mourning. The rocker's father passed away over the weekend, and the 48-year-old took to Instagram to announce the news with an emotional note. "Today I lost my father, Hugh Warner. He taught me how to be a man, a fighter and a survivor. He taught me how to shoot a gun. How to drive. How to lead. He will always be the best dad in the world," he captioned a years-old picture of him and his dad. "Somehow and somewhere, I know he is with my mom now. I will keep my promise and never let you down. I miss and love you dad." Earlier this summer Manson shared a selfie with his dad in which they both are wearing goth makeup. Manson's mother, Barbara Warner, died in 2014. After her passing Manson took to Facebook to grieve, writing, "To my Mother, the first and greatest believer in me ... I hope I see you again someday. But not now, because I have more things I promised I would do. I'll make you proud and satisfied that you know you made the son you wanted." (PageSix)
Jay-Z Announces 4:44 Tour Dates in North America. Jay-Z is about to take North America by storm. The rapper announced a 31-date North American tour in support on his new album, 4:44. Tickets go on sale July 14, but Tidal users can purchase tickets. Citi card members can buy tickets on the Private Pass site from now until 10 p.m. ET July 13.
Niall Horan Announces Flicker Sessions Tour Dates. Niall Horan is coming to a city near you. In support of his forthcoming untitled solo debut, the 23-year-old One Direction singer will be hitting the road with the Flicker Sessions tour. Horan, who's riding high off the back-to-back successes of "This Town" and "Slow Hands," announced his tour dates via his website Monday.
Gwen Stefani created a dangerous stampede at one of her concerts when she invited fans to rush the stage ... at least according to a woman who's suing her for just that. Lisa Stricklin just filed suit against the No Doubt singer, claiming she invited lawn seat fans to come forward into a reserved seated area at the PNC Pavilion at her Charlotte, NC concert last July. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Stricklin says Stefani shouted ... "Just fill in anywhere you like! Who cares about your lawn chairs? You can get new ones!" ... which allegedly prompted a ton of people to stampede into the seated area, injuring Stricklin. She claims her leg was broken in the chaos, and she had to shell out for surgery and treatment afterward. She also says Stefani acknowledged the mistake that same night by saying "I got in so much trouble for telling you guys to come up here!" Stricklin is now suing Stefani and Live Nation for negligence, and wants big damages. Live Nation had no comment ... so far no word back from Stefani. (TMZ)
Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie Details Revealed: Get the Scoop on Your Favorite Football Head's Return. Your favorite football head is returning to life thanks to Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie, Nickelodeon's revival of the classic animated series. In a new video, creator Craig Bartlett drops some info on what fans can expect from the new movie. "For our characters, it's going to play like it's only been one or two years even though it's really been 15 or 20," Bartlett said. Hey Arnold ran from 1994-2004 on Nickelodeon and followed the exploits of the title character, his classmates, and his grandparents and the residents who lived in their boarding house. The series ended with the mystery of what happened to Arnold's parents. That plot is picked up in the new flick. Arnold and his classmates head to the jungles of South America to a made up country on a field trip. "This is the movie I always wanted to make," Bartlett said. In Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie, Arnold is on his way to becoming a sixth grader and as a result the character (and his animated friends) got some updates. Even Gerald's hair got a tweak. But the biggest change might be for Phoebe. "She always was sort of an ultra-nerd and we thought we'd make her look a little more put together. Phoebe's a little more confident now," Bartlett says. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie is heading to Comic Con with the show's classic voices and new cast doing a panel. Plus Helga's shrine to Arnold will be there for photo ops. Nickelodeon is also bringing back Invader Zim and Rocko's Modern Life with new movies and there could be more down the line. At the 2017 ATX TV Festival, Chis Viscardi, the co-creator of The Adventures of Pete and Pete and current senior vice president of production and development, and animation at Nickelodeon Group, revealed more revivals are on the way. "We feel it's really important to honor who made the show and who started the show, so we've had that opportunity," he said. "And a few others I can't talk about now," he said. "It's been a great process to work with them." (Eonline)
Gotta hand it to Shia LaBeouf ... the man isn't letting his weekend arrest keep him from getting his job done. Shia was back onset of his movie, "The Peanut Butter Falcon," Monday in Savanna, GA ... looking like everything was aces. TMZ broke the story ... Shia was arrested Saturday morning for disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness. Cops say it all started after Shia was rejected after asking someone for a cigarette. He was told to leave after swearing in front of women and kids. The guy's got a habit of bouncing back. Unfortunately, he's also developed a habit of drunken arrests. (TMZ)
Teen Wolf's Final Season Trailer Is One Giant Homecoming. "Welcome back. You must all be feeling rather nostalgic." After getting a look at Teen Wolf's season 6B trailer, we sure are! MTV just released the first proper look at the thriller's final run of episodes and there are so many familiar faces in the mix, we can hardly contain our excitement. In the trailer, war has come to Beacon Hills and Scott (Tyler Posey) and the rest of his supernatural pals find themselves hunted. Naturally, it's time to call in the cavalry. "You didn't think you were doing this without me, did you?" Stiles (Dylan O'Brien) asks his old pal. And he's just the first of the surprising returns. "Without us?" a familiar voice asks immediately after Stiles, as the camera pulls back to reveal Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) -- who hasn't been seen around these parts since season four -- standing just outside Stiles' truck. Cue Scott's -- and our -- shocked face. And while they may not get an awesome scene like Stiles and Derek, eagle-eyed fans will notice Jackson (Colton Haynes) and Ethan (Charlie Carver) walking through the halls of Beacon Hills High in the trailer, marking the fan-favorite characters first appearances since seasons two and three, respectively. Talk about a homecoming! These final ten episodes pick up with Scott and his pack on the eve of their departure for college, as they discover a new enemy rising in the shadows, which threatens the fate of everything they hold dear. And from the looks of it, Gerard Argent (Michael Hogan) might be at the center of the evil. "Tell him to run," he offers as a warning for Scott. Uh-oh. Are you worried your returning faves might not make it out alive? As Teen Wolf prepares to say goodbye, it moves to new night and time. Season 6B premieres on Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m. on MTV. (Eonline)
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' gets Season 9 premiere date. September isn't likely to be a good month for Susie Essman's blood pressure: That's when "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is slated to return to HBO after a six-year absence. The premium cabler announced the Larry David comedy's Season 9 premiere date Monday: It'll be back Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10/9c. As previously announced, "Curb" vets Essman, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines and Jeff Garlin will return for the new season. In addition, "Gilmore Girls' " Lauren Graham has a multi-episode arc, playing someone "who has very colorful language," she told TVLine in May, adding, "It was fantastic," and that "There really is no greater joy than actually making Larry David laugh. And he really laughs hard." (PageSix)