Friday, July 14, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

iCarly's Nathan Kress Expecting First Child With Wife London Elise Moore. Nathan Kress is welcoming fatherhood with open arms! The iCarly star took to social media on Wednesday with life-changing news to share: he and wife London Elise Moore are expecting their first child together. Nathan and London's announcement goes down in history as one of the cutest ever, as the couple came up with a clever riddle and posed in a perfect location with the mama-to-be's baby bump on full display. "Me and my baby in London," the 24-year-old actor wrote alongside a snapshot of the pair spending time in the U.K. "Me, and my baby in London. Me. And my baby IN --->LONDON Get it?? Baby Kress, arriving Jan 2018!" Kress' leading lady echoed his excitement with a sweet post of her own. "I put my barf bag down for this photo," Moore teased, adding, "#seriouslySOexcited #weloveoursweetbabyKress #completelyworthit #secondtrimesterherewecome." London's pregnancy comes almost two years after she and the former Nickelodeon star tied the knot in November 2015. In addition to the couple's closest family and friends, Nathan's co-stars including Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Jerry Trainor joined in for the festivities held in Los Angeles. And according to Nathan and London's social media feeds, it appears as if they'll be raising their little one across the pond. In late June, Kress wrote on Twitter, "Alright, England. First timer, coming your way. Let's see what's what!!!" Since then, it appears they've settled nicely into their now abode and are preparing for the arrival of their first bundle of joy. Congratulations, you two! (Eonline)

Miley Cyrus Recalls Feeling "Sexualized" in Her Youth. Miley Cyrus doesn't recognize the woman who twerked onstage with Robin Thicke four years ago. "I feel really kind of far away from that person. I just want people to see that this is who I am right now. I'm not saying I've never been myself. Who I was on the last record was really who I am," she says. "It's just myself has been a lot of different people because I change a lot." The "Malibu" singer, who graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar's August issue, has reinvented herself for the umpteenth time in her 24 years on earth. The stripped down version of Cyrus is more akin to who she was as a little girl in Nashville, and she hopes people will accept that she's not just one thing. "People get told that it's a bad thing to change. Like, people will say, 'You've changed.' And that's supposed to be derogatory. But you are supposed to change all the time." For the past few months, Cyrus has been under a "media blackout" to focus on herself. "I think I'm just figuring out who I am at such a rapid pace that it's hard for me to keep up with myself." It also allowed her time to think about her days as a child star on Disney Channel's wildly popular Hannah Montana. "There's so much I don't remember about being a child entertainer because it was so much to keep in my brain. It's like anything when you are in it," she says in retrospect. "I didn't realize how much pressure I was under and how that shaped me until, like, this year." Perhaps that's why she didn't grasp the backlash when she danced with Thicke, wagging her tongue and wearing next to nothing. "People were so shocked by some of the things that I did. It should be more shocking that when I was 11 or 12, I was put in full hair and makeup, a wig, and told what to wear by a group of mostly older men. I didn't want to become any sort of man hater because I love all humans; I am a humanitarian," she says. "Beyonce said, 'Girls run the world,' and that was an important thing to say because I think subconsciously we are beaten down to believe that it isn't true our whole lives. It's no wonder that a lot of people lose their way and lose who they really are because they always have people telling them who to be." The Bangerz era was about drugs and sex, and Cyrus herself crafted that image. But, over time, it became a little too much. "It became something that was expected of me. I didn't want to show up to photo shoots and be the girl who would get my tits out and stick out my tongue. In the beginning, it was kind of like saying, 'F--k you. Girls should be able to have this freedom or whatever,'" the pop star tells Harper's Bazaar. "But it got to a point where I did feel sexualized." Cyrus is fully aware that the public's perception of her changed after "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" were released. And with new music on the way, she hopes it will change again. "It's really scary sometimes, someone saying, 'This is who I am.' People have known me since I was so young, they think they know me," the "Inspired" singer confesses. "I heard so many comments like, 'We just want Miley back.' But you can't tell me who that is. I'm right here." Cyrus hopes the public will allow her to be her authentic self without forcing her to reckon with her past -- something she's already done, privately. "How can I f--king be the role model I'm supposed to be? Yeah, I just said f--king role model. Who gives a s--t? Because I got my tits out before doesn't make me less of a role model. I think I show people that they can be themselves. I also think something that has been important for me, in this next little, like, transition phase of my career is that I don't give a f--k about being cool," she explains. "I just want to be myself." The August issue of Harper's Bazaar is available on newsstands July 25. (Eonline)

The Voice Winner Cassadee Pope Splits With Fiance Rian Dawson. Cassadee Pope, the Season 3 winner of The Voice, and her fiance, All Time Low drummer Rian Dawson, have called it quits, People confirms. "They have amicably ended their relationship, but remain friends, supportive of each others' careers, and maintain the utmost respect for one another," a rep told NashvilleGab who first broke the news. The longtime duo began dating back in 2009. They met when Pope was on the road with her former pop punk band, Hey Monday, and Dawson was touring with his band. E! News previously reported the couple's engagement back in February. At the time, Dawson took to Instagram to share the happy news, writing, "The love of my life is now OFFICIALLY the love of my life. Never been happier. :)" Pope added, "WE'RE ENGAGED!!" The news came just before the country girl attended the 2017 Grammys where she was nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her duet with Chris Young called "Think Of You." Fans easily remember Pope from winning Season 3 of The Voice in 2012 when she competed on Blake Shelton's team. She recently released her latest EP titled Summer. The couple was pretty public about their PDA on social media so it became clear recently that something was off recently -- even though both musicians have been on tour lately. The last time Dawson appeared on Pope's social media was on April 25. The songstress posted a photo of the two of them and wrote, "Gettin in that date time before we tour our separate ways." Little did she realize what she was foreshadowing... (Eonline)

Loretta Lynn returns home after May stroke. Loretta Lynn has returned home after suffering a stroke in May. The country music legend said her new album will be delayed until next year and all her remaining tour dates this year have been canceled. A statement released Wednesday by her record label said the 85-year-old singer-songwriter is back at her home in Tennessee after a stay at a rehabilitation facility. Lynn said she's getting stronger every day and her main focus is on making a full recovery. "Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support. I'm happy to say that I'm at home with my family and getting better by the day," she wrote on Facebook. "My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love, sharing my music with all of you." She joked, "I'm just letting everybody know that Willie [Nelson] ain't dead yet and neither am I, and I can't wait to see all of you on the road!" Her next album, "Wouldn't It Be Great" on Sony Music Legacy Recording, was scheduled to be released in August, but Lynn said in the statement she wanted to wait until next year so she can give it her full attention. The Associated Press contributed to this report. (PageSix)

Shia LaBeouf Issues Apology for Explicit Outburst Following Arrest. Regrets, Shia LaBeouf has had a few. The controversial actor's latest being his actions after Savannah, Georgia authorities arrested him on suspicion of public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and obstruction. In explicit video footage obtained by E! News, LaBeouf is seen screaming at officers and others inside the City Market where he was ultimately taken into custody early Saturday morning. "I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it," the 31-year-old shared in a statement published to Twitter on Wednesday. "I don't know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. "The severity of my behavior is not lost on me," LaBeouf added. Shia then pledged to seek help for his sobriety issues. He continued, "My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst. It is a new low. A low I hope is a bottom. I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes." Shia is in Savannah filming The Peanut Butter Falcon, and was handcuffed at a local supermarket after becoming "disorderly," authorities told E! News in a statement. They said the actor approached a bystander and police officer asking for a cigarette, but when he was denied his request, officials said LaBeouf began "using profanities and vulgar language." "He was told to leave the area and refused, becoming aggressive toward the officer," the statement continued. "When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, LaBeouf ran to a nearby hotel. LaBeouf was arrested in the hotel lobby, where his disorderly behavior continued. LaBeouf was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness." He was released after posting $7,000 bail. In the video, LaBeouf addressed the incident in question. "Who are you fighting for?" he asked the officer during the arrest. "You got a president who don't give a f--k about you, and you're stuck in a police force who doesn't give a f--k about you. So you want to arrest white people who give a f--k? Who ask for cigarettes?" He continued, "I came up to you trying to be nice, you stupid bitch. I came up to you asking for a cigarette, you dumb f--k. Why would I ask for a cigarette if I was racist, you stupid bitch?" The star has a long history of run-ins with the law, and was previously arrested on suspicion of public intoxication in 2015 while jaywalking in Austin, Tex. (Eonline)

James Woods Stands By Offensive Tweet as Mother Rushes to Her 10-Year-Old's Defense. James Woods isn't backing down, but neither is the mother of the child he aimed a controversial tweet at. After Neil Patrick Harris went to bat for a "gender creative" 10-year-old boy and his family celebrating at a recent Orange County Pride Parade, both Woods and mom Lori Duron have spoken out in defense of their free speech. The outspoken actor initially tweeted alongside a photo of CJ Duron and his parents, "This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage." In an interview with People published Wednesday, the Duron matriarch expressed her disgust over Woods' point of view. "The fact that it was so detailed, it's really gross to me anytime that adults talk about children that way," she shared. "And the visual image that he evoked was troubling." "We've spent seven years sharing our journey to the public," she added, referencing her Raising My Rainbow blog. "We were on his radar, but he wasn't on ours. It was shocking. I feel like adults should know better." Meanwhile, 70-year-old Woods continued defending his stance in a series of tweets. "Using one's child as a social justice propaganda doll is tantamount to child abuse. This is not about homophobia. Nice try though," he began. "For the record I have supported human rights of all stripes and persuasions, colors, creeds, choices and preferences my entire life. Period... Some children can be ruthlessly cruel to children who are simply different in any way. I humbly suggest making your child a target is unwise," he recommended. Woods then recalled his own experience with minority groups, adding, "I spent my entire adult life in the New York theatre scene, kids. I have more gay friends than Liberace. So let's stop the homophobia train... I'm old enough to remember the agony friends suffered for being different. Being wrongly accused of anything is vile." He ultimately concluded, "And of course the final word on all of this is that I frankly don't give a s--t what anybody thinks about me." CJ's mom called his comment "hugely misinformed," telling the mag, "LGBTQ youth don't hurt their parents, they hurt themselves. We're trying to raise our son in way that he doesn't fall into those behaviors. His tweet was so uninformed. LGBTQ youth do not kill other people, they kill themselves." She also reflected on her son's experience at the Pride festival. "People were telling him to never stop being who he was," Lori shared. "He was getting so much positive feedback. He loved it, he made us promise that we'll take him again next year." (Eonline)

Rob Kardashian may be guilty of revenge porn, but he says Blac Chyna is trying to get her own revenge ... in the jewelry department, so claim sources connected to Rob. Our Kardashian sources say a few days before Rob went off Friday by slut shaming Chyna, he was courting her with bling. They say a jeweler came to Chyna's house with 7 pieces of jewelry, worth a total of $250k. Rob wanted Chyna to pick one as a gift from him. The jeweler decided to leave all 7 so Chyna could mull it over. Then Rob went crazy, and our Kardashian sources say she only returned 3 pieces, keeping a ring and 3 tennis bracelets ... worth around $125k. We're told Chyna tried charging a significant amount on Rob's card for some of the jewelry, but it was flagged and denied by Rob's business manager. We're told the jeweler has contacted Chyna several times, telling her the gift was off the table and asking her to return all of the items, but it's fallen on deaf ears. To add insult to injury, Chyna wore the 3 tennis bracelets to court Monday when she got a restraining order against Rob. Chyna begs to differ. Celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom, who reps Chyna, tells us Rob outright gave her all 7 pieces as a gift so she had no obligation to return anything. Bloom says after Rob's tirade, Chyna decided to return 4 items but kept the tennis bracelet set because she liked them and as she saw it returning 4 items that were legally hers was a gift to Rob. It's now the Wimbledon of jewelry disputes. A rep for Rob declined to comment. (TMZ)

Alan Thicke's widow, Tanya Callau, is asking a judge to set Alan's kids straight by telling them to shut up on all their allegations that she's a greedy widow who will try to nullify her prenup to get more cash. Tanya claims Robin Thicke and his brother, Brennan, were not serious at all when they filed legal docs asking a judge to block her from challenging the prenup she signed with their dad. Tanya says the Thicke brothers know she has no intention of challenging the prenup, even though she signed it without the benefit of legal representation just 4 days before their wedding. She says this is all about trashing her in the media and wants the judge to see it for what it is ... a baseless concern. Tanya insists all she wants is what's hers ... a cut of Alan's ranch, a right to live there and chunk of his other assets. As we reported ... Robin and Brennan previously filed legal docs claiming Tanya threatened to trash them in the tabloids if she didn't get what she wanted. She called BS ... claiming they just want her out of the picture so they could turn the family ranch into a pot farm. (TMZ)

Kendall Jenner's being flooded with letters from a fan who claimed to love her at first, but then turned bitter, angry, and she thinks ... dangerous. According to new docs ... a California man named Thomas Hummel has been incessantly professing his love for her since February. Kendall's security warned him in March to stay away, but a few weeks later he started writing again with a much darker tone. According to the docs, Hummel started insulting Kendall and her mother, Kris Jenner. In one letter, he called Kendall "an internet whore, cackling your way through life." He continued ... "You look like you've been f***ing AHOLE Dog Sh**t in the sewer for years." He also accused Kris of paying A$AP Rocky -- or as he puts it, "AHOLE Rockhead" -- to sleep with Kendall. In other bizarre letters ... Hummel mentions remembering Kendall from the post office in 2008 and Costco in 1998 and falling in love with her then. She would have been 13 and 3 years old at those times. Kendall ran to court to request a restraining order, and the judge granted it. Hummel must cease all contact and stay at least 100 yards away from Kendall. (TMZ)

Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Begins 1-Year Prison Sentence. The time has come. Abby Lee Miller has begun her prison sentence after reporting to FCI Victorville prison in California. Earlier Wednesday, Miller posted the following message on Instagram shortly before reporting to the facility. "Today is going to be a tough day! Seems as though important facts were omitted from the case! Just wanted to let the world know - moms & girls all made money, Lots of money! Nobody was doing me a favor out of the kindness of their hearts!" Photos appeared to show Miller arriving at FCI Victorville in a black SUV. Entertainment Tonight reports that the reality star turned herself in around noon, two hours before her deadline. The Dance Moms star was sentenced to one year behind bars in May of this year, along with being fined $400,000 and ordered to pay a $120,000 judgment. At the time of her sentencing, she had 45 days to report into prison. Miller was initially indicted in 2015 on 20 charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations after the FBI, IRS and postal inspectors conducted an investigation. The 50-year-old allegedly hid more than $755,000 in other bank accounts, income which reportedly stemmed from her appearances on the popular Lifetime show from 2012 to 2013. Miller landed in hot water with the courts after she had filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and omitted her reality show contract from her reorganization plan. "It's a very serious situation when someone who files for bankruptcy isn't truthful with the court," Judge Joy Flowers told Miller during the sentencing hearing. In June of last year, Miller pleaded guilty to concealing bankruptcy assets as well as pleading guilty to one count of not reporting an international monetary transaction. "I am very sorry for what I've done," Miller told the court at the time she plead guilty, according to reporters. "My name has been dragged through the mud." Miller left the hit Lifetime series back in March just two months before being sentenced to prison. (Eonline)

Fresh Kid Ice -- founding member of 2 Live Crew, and a pioneer for Asian rappers, died in Miami ... TMZ has learned. Fresh Kid formed the legendary hip-hop crew with DJ Mr. Mixx and Amazing Vee in 1984, and hooked up with Luther Campbell later when they signed with his record label. According to the group's manager he died at 7:50 AM Thursday in a Miami hospital ... due to a medical condition. Fresh Kid's real name was Chris Wong Won ... and he and the group became poster children for First Amendment Rights after their "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album was the first to be labeled legally obscene by the government. He and Campbell were arrested in 1990 after a live performance police deemed obscene and lewd. Fresh Kid served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years before getting into music. He went on to form his own label ... Chinaman Records. Uncle Luke tweeted condolences ... (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Uma Thurman to star in Broadway play from 'House of Cards' creator. Uma Thurman will make her Broadway debut in "The Parisian Woman," a play by "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon set in Washington, DC in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Thurman will play Chloe, a DC socialite who reaches a pivotal moment in her life and her marriage just as the nation enters into its own pivotal moment. The American political landscape has often provided the setting of Willimon's work; along with "House of Cards," his breakout play "Farragut North" became the George Clooney film "Ides of March." "The Parisian Woman" marks a rare stage appearance for Thurman, best known for film work like "Pulp Fiction" and "Dangerous Liaisons." Her last stint on the New York boards was in a 1999 revival of "The Misanthrope" at Classic Stage Company. "Parisian Woman" is inspired by Henri Becque's 1885 play "La Parisienne." The New York production, Willimon's Broadway debut, will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, the Tony winner ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") who previously helmed "Clybourne Park" and, last season, "Amelie" on Broadway. MacKinnon directed the 2013 world premiere of "The Parisian Woman" at South Coast Repertory; the show was initially commissioned and developed by downtown New York's Flea Theater. Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch -- the quartet behind shows including "In Transit" and the 2009 revival of "A Little Night Music" -- as well as Steve Traxler (the upcoming "M. Butterfly") produce "The Parisian Woman," set to open Nov. 30. Full details -- including Broadway venue and complete casting -- remain to be set. Thurman's upcoming films include Lars Von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" and Tim Hill's "The War With Grandpa," starring Robert De Niro. On Willimon's plate is "The First," a Hulu drama about the first human mission to Mars. (PageSix)

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's New Vogue Cover Is a Moment That Celebrates Gender Fluid Fashion. In August 2016, Gigi Hadid landed her very first Vogue cover in an Olympic-themed issue alongside decathlete Ashton Eaton and one year later, she's back on the magazine's August issue cover with another very special co-star -- boyfriend Zayn Malik. The two appeared together in Vogue in the past -- when they documented a romantic weekend away in Naples, Italy in the May 2016 issue. For this cover story, in which they posed in a series of matching coordinating tracksuits and funky formalwear, they're on a mission: Showcasing the trend of gender fluidity that designers and young millennials are embracing. Within the industry, gender-bending collections and campaigns have been appearing a lot lately, which captures Generation Z's preference to get rid of labels and names. Jaden Smith starred in a Louis Vuitton womenswear campaign, Pharrell Williams walked the Chanel runway in pearls and Gucci dressed girls in suits and boys in floral. Meanwhile, Raf Simons at Calvin Klein decided not to separate men and women's fashion shows anymore, and merged them into one. As it turns out, this high-fashion couple also believes in wearing whatever feels right for them. Hadid, 22, admits she regularly shops out of Mailk's closet, and Malik recalls the Anna Sui T-shirt he recently plucked from Hadid's closet. "I like that shirt. And if it's tight on me, so what? It doesn't matter if it was made for a girl," the 24-year-old singer tells the magazine. Hadid agrees: "It's not about gender. It's about, like, shapes. And what feels good on you that day. And anyway, it's fun to experiment." She says she'd consider wearing anything Malik wears as long as she feels comfortable: "It's just about, Do the clothes feel right on you?" Hadid's little brother, 18-year-old Anwar Hadid, also makes cameo in the spread, wearing lace-trimmed blouses and pajama dressing suits throughout. He also doesn't see restriction in clothing based on traditional gender norms saying, "People our age, we're just chill. You can be whoever you want as long as you're being yourself." As with many Vogue cover stars, Hadid also got her first 73 Questions video experience, where she reveals that her fashion icons switch between Rihanna and the Olsen twins. (She admits she's obsessed with Rihanna.) Her most memorable magazine cover is her first for Vogue, while the biggest moment of her career so far is getting all four Vogue covers -- French, British, Italian and American. She also spills some dirt on her relationship with Malik saying that she can't pick one tattoo of his that's her favorite, but she can name her favorite pie that he bakes: "Chicken and sweet corn; it's like a hug." The August issue of Vogue hits newsstands July 25th. (People)

Uber saved Ice Cube from missing headlining performance. Ice Cube was 90 minutes late for a performance at a marijuana festival -- because his car broke down and he had to take an Uber to the show. We're told that the rap legend was scheduled to headline the Chalice Festival in Victorville, Calif., on Saturday. Sources say that Ice Cube's team declined the festival's offer of transportation and that Cube planned to get a ride to the venue with a friend. "On his way up, the car he was in broke down on I-15, about 45 minutes from the venue," said an insider. "We sent our guys to pick them up, but about five minutes before we got there they decided to call an Uber." We're told that because he was running late, the rapper changed in the car on the way, and pulled up directly to the side of the stage in the Uber. "It wasn't like a Suburban, but some Uber driver's basic minivan," said the source. "He grabbed the mike and hit the stage. He was 90 minutes late but nailed the show like a total pro." We're told that the NWA star said onstage, "That's what you get when you get a ride in this motherf-– ker's broken down hooptie." (PageSix)

You can now buy Al Capone's first arrest record for $195K. Alphonse Gabriel Capone, aka Al Capone, became one of the most notorious gangsters during the Prohibition era as the boss of the Chicago Mafia, ultimately serving 6 ¹/2 years for tax evasion. One of the mob boss' earliest criminal convictions was for carrying a concealed weapon in Philadelphia. Gary Zimet of Moments in Time is now selling a piece of that criminal history. "It is a record of his first arrest for carrying a gun. He spent 8 months in jail for it." The item will be auctioned for $195,000 on MomentsInTime.com. The year was 1929 and the official document lists Capone's age as 30 at the time of his arrest. He received the maximum sentence of one year in prison for the crime. Also known by the nickname Scarface, Capone went on to become a highly ranked bootlegger and racketeer. He died of a heart attack at the age of 48. (PageSix)

Jennifer Garner is following Ben Affleck's lead, parading around town with another woman, although it's just her longtime pal, Chelsea Handler. The gals did dinner Wednesday night at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica ... one of Ben's favorite restaurants. There could've been an awkward run-in -- they both live nearby. He was there a few days ago with new gf, 'SNL' producer Lindsay Shookus. Handler's known as a loyal pal, so doubt Ben would sweat that. Fair to mention ... Ben and Jen are getting along very well, so it seems they're fine with the situation, so we should be too. (TMZ)

Joe and Mika to marry in the spring. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are planning a spring wedding. Scarborough, 54, spilled some details on their nuptials at a Harvard Institute of Politics event in Washington on Wednesday. "[We're getting married] in Nantucket in the spring," the "Morning Joe" host said, according to Politico. "But we don't know because we gotta make sure that our kids are OK with it." The former Republican also reportedly joked that they'd go through with their Nantucket plans if former Congressman Bill Delahunt, who was in the audience, promised to attend. Brzezinski, 50, and Scarborough got engaged in May while vacationing in the South of France and subtly confirmed the happy news on air. (PageSix)

Blac Chyna not let into party because of 'bad attitude'. Blac Chyna "threw a fit" when she wasn't allowed into an exclusive pre-ESPY Awards party, a source close to the event tells Page Six. We're told Chyna was not invited to Tuesday's Body at ESPYs party at Avalon Hollywood -- where stars like Lamar Odom (another Kardashian ex), Aaron Rodgers and Lindsey Vonn were celebrating -- and that she "tried to crash." "They didn't let her in because she wasn't on the list and had a bad attitude," the source said. On the plus side, onlookers said the 29-year-old looked "elegant" in an all-white outfit. She wore another sleek white look to court on Monday, where she was granted a temporary restraining order against ex-fiance Rob Kardashian days after he unleashed revenge porn of her on social media. Chyna's team didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The ESPYs took place Wednesday night. (PageSix)

For the second day in a row, Conor McGregor has told Floyd Mayweather to "Dance for me, boy." Conor was met with outrage when he first hurled the taunt at Floyd in L.A. on Tuesday -- since referring to a black man as "boy" in America is an insult that dates back to slavery. Same with telling a black man to "dance for me." But despite scorn from black leaders across the country, Conor took the mic at the media event in Toronto on Wednesday and said it AGAIN. Floyd just sat back and smiled. Conor continued to rail against Floyd -- saying he's illiterate and stupidly blows his money on boatloads of strippers. That's when he dragged Rob Kardashian into the mix ... saying Rob only bankrolled ONE, referring to Blac Chyna. It's only day 2 ... (TMZ)

How does Floyd Mayweather feel about Conor McGregor calling him a "boy" twice? No offense taken. In fact, Floyd actually tries to turn it into a joke -- "We all know there's only 2 types of boys -- a white boy and a cowboy -- and I'm neither." TBE landed in NYC on Wednesday night, so we had to ask him about the outrage over Conor's racial comments at the 2 media events. "Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive," Mayweather told us. "A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I'm not worried about that." When asked specifically if he's upset with Conor over the comments, Floyd said he's not -- explaining, "It is what it is. He's entitled to feel how he wants to feel." "I just want to stay in my zone and stay focused." (TMZ)

A tourist in Sint Maarten died during a thrill-seeking escapade as she tried to withstand the blast of a jet engine. The scene was horrifying ... people in Sint Maarten tell TMZ, the woman was hanging on to a fence at the edge of the runway, while an airliner revved its engines before rolling down the runway for takeoff. We're told she couldn't hold on to the fence and was catapulted backward into a concrete barrier on the edge of the beach. People on scene tried in vain to resuscitate her but it appears she died on impact. A similar incident occurred in 2012 when a woman was blown into the same barrier, but she survived. There are signs warning people not to stand in the pathway of the jet, but it has become one of the most popular things to do in Sint Maarten. UPDATE: Sint Maarten police tell us government and airport officials will be meeting to discuss new safety measures. Currently it's not illegal to stand at that fence at the end of the runway, but with this fatality-the first ever-we're told officials will consider making changes. (TMZ)

Music

Fifth Harmony Reveals Who's the Fifth Member After Camila Cabello's Exit. Fifth Harmony may have four singers left in the group but the extra place is occupied by those dear to their hearts. The girl group was created on season two of the Fox show The X Factor in 2012 and was at the time made up of Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and Camila Cabello. The latter singer left Fifth Harmony in December 2016 to start a solo career. "The fans...are our fifth member," Hernandez told Billboard in comments posted Wednesday. But what about bringing in a real fifth member? "Heeeell naaaw!" the group told the outlet in unison. Cabello's departure was characterized by drama. Fifth Harmony released a statement on Instagram saying that Cabello's reps informed them she had decided to leave the group. The singer refuted those allegations, saying that the group "saying that they were just informed through my representatives that I was 'leaving the group is simply not true...I did not intend to end things with Fifth Harmony this way." Kordei told Billboard, "I get to sleep at night knowing we did everything in our power as friends, band mates and human beings [to make it work]." "Let's just say we're in a better place now -- here are no secrets in this circle," Hansen added. Hernandez told Billboard there were "many therapy sessions" after Cabello's exit. "Honestly, in this very moment, we could not be happier," she said. (Eonline)

Britney Spears won't perform at Super Bowl LII. The head of sports marketing for PepsiCo cleared up a rumor that Britney Spears, who performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001, might be returning to football's biggest stage in 2018. "I can tell you it's not Britney [Spears]," executive Justin Toman told MAC Presents founder Marcie Allen, who asked for a hint about next year's music performer during a panel she moderated on "The Brand Perspective" at the Venues Now Conference, held in Beverly Hills on July 12 (the conference continues through Friday, July 14). "We'll reveal in due time," he teased, adding that performer "rumors always start around this time." Indeed, scores of reports this week cited a desire by Spears' "team" to headline the 2018 game. In the New York Daily News, an insider is quoted arguing that "She has the hits package and appeal to be a headliner." It is also claimed that the singer is in "serious talks" for the gig. The NFL and its broadcast and corporate partners are notoriously tight-lipped about music bookings as they applied to the halftime show, but Toman did reveal a bit about the process. "It's us, the artist and the NFL, and at the end, everybody has to align," he said, further explaining that the NFL "contracts the performance" and "no money is exchanged." As a big brand, "finding the mutual shared win" is the goal," said Toman. The last time Spears performed on the Super Bowl, she was joined by then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and rock band Aerosmith. The game, between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Giants, ended with the Ravens winning 34-7. Variety has reached out to Spears' camp for comment. (PageSix)

Blink-182's Matt Skiba used witchcraft to doom Fyre Festival. As if there weren't enough reasons for the Fyre Festival going down in flames, we may have yet another: Blink-182 singer Matt Skiba. "I had a bad feeling about that event," Skiba, 41, told NME in an interview published Tuesday. "I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening." The band was scheduled to headline the doomed Bahamian event, which promised yachts, supermodels, gourmet food and luxury villas, and instead delivered lawsuits, "FEMA tents" and a last-minute cancellation, earning more comparisons to "The Hunger Games" than to Coachella. Blink-182 canceled their own performance days before the festival erupted into chaos, explaining on Twitter, "We're not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give fans." "We pulled out for technical and logistical issues and the rest of it crumbled to s -- t because that's what it was. It was bulls -- t. I used my witchy ways and it seemed to work," Skiba said. "I'll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. I was on my couch feeling somewhat guilty, but very relieved that I wasn't there with people stealing from each other. I didn't want a bunch of people to be marooned on bulls -- t island ... I put all my energy into it not happening because for all the tea in China I didn't want to be a part of something like that." Aside from technical concerns, there was also a moral reason Skiba wanted to put the Fyre out. "I've been to the Bahamas before and it's so crass. You land in Nassau and the whole island is replete with beauty and culture, but there's a lot of poverty," he said. "It is a largely black population then they build these places like Atlantis and The Cove that are walled off. It's classist and racist, and then they decided to park a bunch of yachts with models to show off in front of those poor people, going down there with all your Ferraris and bulls -- t and yachts." (PageSix)

Kesha Celebrates Being a "Motherf--king Woman" in Her New Music Video. This is the Kesha you know and love. After the July 6 release of "Praying," her first single in four years, the pop star premiered her second single, the more up-tempo "Woman," at midnight Thursday. As she recounted in an essay for Rolling Stone, she brainstormed the song's core lyric ("I'm a motherf--king woman") while driving to the recording studio to meet her writers Drew Pearson and Stephen Wrabel. "I was really feeling that conviction one particular day while I was stuck in traffic on my way to the studio and out of nowhere I felt the urge to scream, 'I'm a motherf--king woman.' By the time I got the studio, I was chanting, 'I'm a motherf--king woman.' The two men I was writing with that day didn't quite know what to do with me. I proclaimed again: 'I'm a motherf--king woman!'" she writes. And though she's "always been a feminist," Kesha explains, "For much of my life I felt like a little girl trying to figure things out. In the past few years, I have felt like a woman more than ever. I just feel the strength and awesomeness and power of being female." "I just really f--king love being a woman and I wanted an anthem for anyone else who wants to yell about being self-sufficient and strong," she adds. "(Yes, men, this song can be for you too.)" Kesha calls that day "one of the best writing sessions of my life." After finishing the demo in L.A., Kesha joined The Dap-Kings horn section in their Brooklyn recording studio to "put the finishing touches" on the track. "I knew we had a good song but since the day we wrote it I had wanted that Dap-King special sauce to take it to the next level." "Praying" and "Woman" will both appear on Rainbow, available Aug. 11. "Musically, I really couldn't be more proud of this record," she writes in Rolling Stone. "I think that this album sonically sounds more like the music I listen to than anything else I've ever done in the past." "With 'Woman,' I hope my fans will hear that wild spirit still strong inside me, but this time it was created more raw, spontaneously and with all live instrumentation, which I found was a huge reason I loved the records I did love. There were one or two or 12 different people playing real instruments together, and all that real human energy is exciting and very fun to listen to," the 30-year-old singer adds. "I wanted this song to capture that organic, raw, soulful sound and keep the imperfect moments in the recordings because I find the magic in the imperfections." Kesha co-directed the video, shot at Delaware's Oddity Bar, with her brother. "It was one of those projects where I knew exactly what I wanted and it was just easier to do it ourselves than try to explain my vision to another director," she writes. The singer adds that she's "most proud" of the fact that the song and video "never lost the pure joy from the day it was birthed." "I really hope people enjoy this song because I had the best time making it. I hope that energy passes through people and the fun is infectious. It's important for me that people know that there are a lot of emotions on my new album Rainbow -- but the wild fun energy that first inspired me to perform has not, and will never, go away," she says. "I'm still a motherf--kerrr." (Eonline)

Movies

California-based IDW Publishing is getting into the R.L. Stine business. As the franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary, R.L. Stine's Goosebumps is coming to comics, courtesy of IDW Publishing. The kids' horror property -- which ran for 62 books from 1992 through 1997 and spun out a number of additional books, as well as a television series and, in 2015, a movie starring Jack Black -- will be at the center of a new anthology title from IDW, in which a rotating team of writers and artists will give their spin on a number of Stine's concepts and characters. "My first reading thrill when I was a kid were the EC horror comics Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. They introduced me to the excitement of reading," Stine said in a statement from the publisher. "Now all these years later, I have another thrill -- seeing my stories and characters come to life in a comic book series of their own. Thanks to my new friends at IDW!" This is actually the second Goosebumps incarnation as a comic book; Scholastic, which releases the prose titles, released three Goosebumps Graphix books in 2006, but the series didn't continue past that point. Stine, also, is no stranger to comics these days, having recently written a Man-Thing comic book for Marvel. The opening arc of the IDW series, Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight, will be written by Jeremy Lambert with art by Chris Fenoglio, with the first issue in comic stores and released digitally Oct. 25. More information about the series will be revealed at next week's San Diego Comic-Con. (Hollywood Reporter)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why Is Hollywood Glamorizing Binge-Drinking for Women? From 'Girls Trip' to 'Bachelor in Paradise,' a sobering look at why women "keeping up with the guys" when it comes to boozing backfires by portraying female characters as "insecure and needy." The success of Wonder Woman may give the impression that this is the Summer of Female Empowerment, with Hollywood firmly leading the feminist charge. Not so fast. While Wonder Woman exhibits the admirable traits of courage, moral commitment and self-reliance, Hollywood has been, in general, less kind with how it portrays average American women, especially their relationship to alcohol. Bad Moms, Rough Night, the women vs. shark film 47 Meters and the upcoming Girls Trip (July 21) all feature women for whom alcohol is the obligatory catalyst to fun. When Amy Schumer joked on Stephen Colbert's show in May that she would go home and drink herself into a blackout, the audience cheered. On Today, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford call Tuesday "Boozeday" and Wednesday "Winesday." Watch any TV series or movie featuring women over 30, and their default response to stress or boredom often is hitting the bottle. Though these tipsy portrayals may seem all in good fun, there is a sinister consequence that affects all of us. Relax. This isn't about booze-shaming or bringing back Tommy gun Prohibition. It's about how, in the guise of empowerment -- "Look, everyone, girls can drink just as hard and act just as stupid as guys" -- women are more consistently being portrayed as insecure and needy. It's about the negative effects of perpetuating gender stereotypes that promote destructive behavior. One is death. Over the last 18 years, alcohol-related deaths among women 35 to 54 have more than doubled. The Washington Post reported on the proliferation of alcohol-related ads targeting women: "Harried mothers chugging wine to cope with everyday stress. Women embracing quart-sized bottles of whiskey and bellying up to bars to knock back vodka shots." Equating heavy drinking with women's lib has resulted, researchers claim, in women drinking more alcohol more often. In 2013, heavy drinking put more than a million women in emergency rooms. Another negative effect is depicting women as too fragile to deal with stress or too uptight to have fun without alcohol. As women struggle to overcome a history of being portrayed as weak, bubbly but bubble-headed, dependent sidekicks, Hollywood has obliged by creating more positive role models. Tough, smart female characters fill our screens. But Hollywood also has undermined some of that progress by behaving like an enabling bartender sliding drinks down the bar. Cougar Town used the enormous size of Courteney Cox's wine glass as a continuing joke. Reality shows such as The Real Housewives, Real World and The Challenge often feature women drinking, and production on Bachelor in Paradise was briefly halted over an alcohol-fueled incident. Sales of Bandit boxed wine -- aka "binge in a box" -- jumped 22 percent after Schumer drank it in Trainwreck. Perhaps this is the effect that Susan Faludi warned about in her 1991 book, Backlash, in which she claims that whenever women make social and political advances, there is a media-driven backlash. In this case, the mixed message from Hollywood is, "Sure, women can be just as smart and competent as men (but they also are fundamentally flawed and need booze to cope with their insecurities)." It's another version of the classic taunts thrown at successful women: "Yeah, but you're not married" (as used in Transformers: The Last Knight). You're welcome, feminism. While characterizing women as drinking more could be defended as statistically accurate, it also can be considered glamorizing drinking to create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hollywood already is under scrutiny for its product placement of alcohol (nearly doubling in 20 years). According to a 2017 medical study, more than 80 percent of movies depict alcohol use, including 72 percent of G-rated films. This does not mean censorship. A lot of comedy comes from people acting stupid and immature. It's actually refreshing to have movies like Rough Night and Girls Trip. The problem isn't in the occasional use of booze to create a comic scene; the problem comes when that becomes the dominant portrayal of women, and society starts to see women in general as jonesing for that merlot. One of the more insidious aspects of Hollywood's portrayal of the alcohol-fueled woman is that she acts crazy and does something colossally foolish -- from accidentally killing someone (Rough Night) to having sex with a stranger -- but that it all works out in the end for the better. If I owned a liquor company, these movies would be my best ads along with the catchphrase: "Get wasted. Don't worry." It's not that we can't depict women drinking; it's that we shouldn't always associate their drinking with emergency stress relief or the sole gateway to being fun. This infantilizes them, implying they are incapable of dealing with life's challenges as rational adults. Yes, they should eat, drink and be merry -- just don't have them drink because that's the only way they can be merry. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

The gang from "Jersey Shore" is getting back together on TV, but no more of the shenanigans that made us love/hate them. Production sources tell us ... a cable network will showcase the current versions of Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, The Situation, Deena and company for a TV special on the impact of the reality show on their lives, and where they are now. We're told the reunion is not a full series pickup -- either a one-time special or just a couple episodes -- and will have a documentary feel. Our sources say the special will be the first of several, reuniting casts from various popular shows that aired back in the day. Snooki posted pics of herself and her female co-stars out and about last week in Jersey with the apt caption, "Reunion Time." Now we know. (TMZ)

Bridezillas Is the Latest Revived TV Show Because Apparently You Demanded It. Just when you thought you were safe, WE tv is bringing back the monsters to end all monsters: Bridezillas. Apparently it's because you demanded it. The network announced the long-running reality series, which ended in 2013 after 10 seasons, will return for 10 new hour-long episodes in 2018. Casting is currently underway. "From the beginning, Bridezillas was nothing short of pop culture phenomenon and a brand-defining show for WE tv. Years after saying goodbye to our last Bridezilla, we have been asked consistently to bring this show back by viewers and fans," Marc Juris, president of WE tv, said in a statement. "With its built-in fanbase and continued cultural relevance, the Bridezillas franchise is a strategic growth asset that we can leverage across our business and we are thrilled to be bringing it back to WE tv." WE tv's Marriage Boot Camp franchise is a spinoff of Bridezillas. In case you need a refresher, Bridezillas follows women -- who are seemingly normal before planning their nuptials -- that turn into unhinged brides. Each episode follows two different women. Viewers follow the bride and grooms, learn about their past and chart their journey to the big day. "As we move closer to the brides' big day, tempers and tensions flare, the patience of loved ones is tested and monumental meltdowns become inevitable as our Bridezillas are pushed to the edge -- all in the name of planning the 'perfect' wedding," WE tv said in a release. Bridezillas is just the latest series to get revived, but it's a rare occurrence because it's a reality series and not a competition or game show. For more shows that have been revived, check out our guide now. (Eonline)

How 'GMA' hides George Stephanopoulos' 'little-boyish mini-legs'. George Stephanopoulos may be a giant in the news business, but "Good Morning America" has changed its set to cover up his diminutive size. "He's 5-foot-6 and is dwarfed by human trees Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan," says an insider. "'GMA' initially thought using an anchor desk with elevated chairs would help the problem. Still awkward, George's little-boyish mini-legs were seen dangling." So a month ago, a silver panel was added across from the anchor desk at midlevel, covering up where Stephanopoulos' feet rested on his chair, which up to then had been "visible and awkward." Reportedly, Stephanopoulos is 5-foot-7, Roberts is 5-foot-10, and Strahan is a whopping 6-foot-5. Height has been an ongoing issue on the ABC show. Back in 2011, there were rumors Stephanopoulos could be swapped out after network execs liked the way that 6-foot-3 Josh Elliott looked next to Roberts. In 2010, Page Six reported that ABC staffers were gossiping that Roberts continued to wear high heels to tower over Stephanopoulos as "a sign of power." But George's wife, Ali Wentworth, has no problem with her husband's stature, having said, "He's 5-foot-7. But 6-foot-7 in bed!" (PageSix)

Mike Myers' Brother, Star of a Sears TV Ad, Laid Off By Retailer. Peter Myers and his famous brother tried to save the struggling retailer in their quirky 2014 commercial. Austin Powers star Mike Myers three years ago did a cheesy Sears Canada ad with his brother, Peter, who had been working with the floundering retailer for three decades. "'Is Sears going away?'" the Canadian-born comedy giant asks his brother in the commercial that went viral on YouTube with the hashtag #mybrotherworksatsears. But Mike Myers pitching dishwashers and power drills for Sears didn't stop his older brother from losing his job and severance on June 22, after 36 years of service as the failing department store chain secured bankruptcy protection. And the Hollywood star isn't happy his older brother has been shown the door. "He said, 'You've worked for all these years, and was that worth nothing to them?'" Peter Myers, 59, told the CBC News website on Thursday. Mike Myers could not be directly reached for comment as the bricks-and-mortar retailers on both sides of the border continue to shed jobs in the face of competition from Amazon and other e-commerce giants. The 2014 ad, which has received over 1.5 million YouTube views, features Mike Myers asking his brother if Sears Canada is going out of business in response to earlier media reports. "We're not going anywhere. You of all people should know not to believe everything you read in the papers," a cheerleading Peter Myers tells his younger brother. Sears Canada on June 22 announced the loss of around 2900 jobs and the closing of 59 stores, as it restructures. A Sears Canada spokesperson, while not commenting directly on Peter Myers' case, told THR the retailer can't make severance payments while under court-ordered creditor protection. "As part of the CCAA proceedings, Sears Canada is not able to make payments to certain creditors, including severance payments to employees whose positions were eliminated," the statement said. Mike Myers got his start at Second City before becoming a featured performer on SNL, where he earned an Emmy for outstanding writing. He has also starred in Wayne's World and the Shrek films, and will also be seen in the film Terminal with Margot Robbie. (Hollywood Reporter)

Netflix Orders 'Elite,' Its Second Original From Spain. The murder mystery set at an elite school is led by Francisco Ramos, of such box-office hits as 'I Want You' and 'Three Meters Above Heaven.' Netflix has ordered its second original Spanish series, Elite, which focuses on teens at a posh private school in Spain. The drama is scheduled for a worldwide premiere on Netflix in 2019. Elite boasts one of the most successful writing teams in Spain's current TV landscape -- Carlos Montero (Physical or Chemical) and Dario Madrona (Genesis), who also co-created the hit The Protected. Zeta Producciones will produce the eight-episode first season entirely in 4K, with executive producer Francisco Ramos -- who worked on box-office hits I Want You and Three Meters Above Heaven -- heading up the project. "We [are] excited about working with such important writers and producers within the Spanish industry on a very different kind of teen thriller that will cross borders and affect audiences globally," said Erik Barmack, vp original series at Netflix. Elite tells the story of teens that get into Spain's most elite private school only to find three students from underprivileged families admitted when their public school crumbles because of an earthquake. Tensions run high and culminate in a murder. But who committed the crime? "Making a series for teens is very exciting because it is a time of life in which everything is transcendent. We are thrilled to work on a series about desire and the need to fit into a society where everything seems perfect, but where everything can go wrong," Ramos said. The murder mystery follows the success of an original period piece from Spain, Cable Girls, which focuses on four women at the National Telephone Company who ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship and the modern workplace. Netflix recently said the second season of that Spanish original would premiere in December and also ordered a third season from Spanish production house Bambu for 2018. (Hollywood Reporter)

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