Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Welcome Their First Child. Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti have officially become parents! E! News has exclusively learned that the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star gave birth to a baby boy named Beaumont Gino Peele. The couple welcomed their first little one on July 1. The couple broke the pregnancy news in early February when the 39-year-old actress took to Instagram revealing she is expecting her first child with the comedian. "Beyonce schmonce," the actress joked as she made light of Beyonce's pregnancy announcement, which was around the same time. Instead of posing in front of hundreds of flowers with a light green-colored veil, Peretti quickly snapped a pic at The Broad Museum showing off her baby bump in a grey T-shirt. Keegan-Michael Key, a close friend and past co-star of the new dad, told E! News that he feels "fantastic" about the news. "It's going to be a funny kid. That's going to be a funny funny kid." Key used to live only a quarter mile from the happy parents and enjoys spending time with Peretti. The new parents have kept the pregnancy fairly quiet, except the time Peretti went on a Twitter rant about unnecessary cliche pregnancy comments. "IF U C A PREG WOMAN OUT & ABOUT & FEEL INCLINED 2 SHOUT SOMETHING IN HER FACE ABOUT HOW SHE LOOKS - GET READY FOR A SHOUT BACK ON UR LOOKS," the actress tweeted in all caps. She made it clear she was not having it and would wear a costume to her baby shower so no one would comment on her body. The Get Out creator and director popped the question back in November of 2015 to the new mom after dating for 3 years. In 2016, the couple eloped and only had their cute pup to witness it. "Eloped a bit ago... our only witness was this lil guy," the actress posted onto social media. Congratulations, you two! (Eonline)

Inside Miranda Kerr's Wedding to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Including Her Grace Kelly-Inspired Gown. Miranda Kerr looked like one of Hollywood's beauty icons at her May wedding to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. While the former Victoria's Secret model has no problem strutting down the catwalk in lingerie, she gave Vogue the first look at her demure wedding gown, a long-sleeved satin creation with appliqued lilies by Dior Haute Couture. She said the look was inspired by Grace Kelly's iconic dress at her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco. "A dress that fully covers you creates a sense of purity and mystery," said Kerr. "I've had a lot of fun with fashion, and I used to be more wild, free, bohemian. But in this period of my life, my style is more pulled back. My greatest sources of inspiration have always been Grace, Audrey Hepburn, and my grandmother, who at 80 has an effortless chic: a nice pant, a white blouse, a scarf, a little heel." The model, 34, met with Dior's first-ever female artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, just months after Spiegel proposed in July 2016 to see if she was up for the job. Chiuri agreed, making Kerr's dress the first bridal gown she did for the fashion house. Miranda Kerr Marries Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel are officially newlyweds! Chiuri drove to Kerr and Spiegel's beach house in Los Angeles a few weeks before the wedding for the final fitting. "I have to be honest -- she's not a difficult fit," the designer shared. "She wanted something like a fairy tale, and she gave me this idea, to make a dress that was emotional and simple at the same time." The intimate 45-guest wedding at their home also fit that description. Kerr and Spiegel threw the idea of not seeing the bride until she walked down the aisle out the door, opting instead to start their big day with an hour of yoga together. The model entered to the strains of Arvo Pärt's "Spiegel im Spiegel," and cried as she recited her vows. There was no bridal party, although Kerr's 6 -year-old son Flynn from her previous relationship with Orlando Bloom served as ring bearer. Kerr even managed to cook her one her husband's favorite meals, slow-roasted chicken with turmeric and lemon, for their wedding meal. A caterer replicated her menu for the rest of the guests. (Page Six)

Nick Carter to Aaron Carter After His DUI Arrest: "I Am Here and Willing to Help You Get Better." Nick Carter is reaching out publicly to his little brother Aaron Carter after his arrest in Georgia. The younger singer, 29, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence and pot possession, while his passenger, girlfriend Madison Parker, was taken into custody for alleged pot-related offenses. Aaron was released Sunday afternoon after posting bail. The two have not commented. "To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better," Nick, 27, wrote on Twitter. "Family isn't always easy, be we're all here for you." Aaron, who used to open for Nick's group the Backstreet Boys when he was a child and appeared with him and their family on House of Carters, was arrested for possession of at least two ounces of marijuana in Texas in 2008. Three years later, he spent a month in rehab to treat addiction issues. He told E! News several years ago that he was introduced to "a lot of different things," especially pot, at an early age. In 2005, photos of him at age 15 smoking weed were published in The National Enquirer. He said the pics "damn near ruined my career" and that he ended up going to rehab to "just like take a break and try to just like, you know, figure out how to get myself healthy and together." (Eonline)

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Says She's ''Almost Fully Recovered" From Her 2015 Stroke. Kim Zolciak-Biermann is still coping with the effects of the stroke she suffered in 2015. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star took to Instagram Sunday to discuss the warning signs of a stroke and open up a bit about some of the things she's still dealing with in her recovery. She posted some information that her daughter, Brielle Biermann, sent her. Brielle was with Kim when she suffered the stroke and had to inform her husband, Kroy Biermann. "As you know I had a stroke in Sept 2015," she began. "And when Brielle called Kroy to tell him something wasn't 'right' with me I remember him yelling, 'Brielle get her in the car NOW and take her to the hospital fast every minute count!' It's TRUE! And I'm so thankful for everyone's quick thinking." She continued, "I've never seen doctors/nurses move as fast as they did the second I was wheeled in. I'm so thankful for my medical team." As for her current health, Kim said, "I have almost fully recovered (sometimes my tongue slips when I speak, and sometimes I have the word on the tip of my tongue but it just doesn't come out) but I feel great!! I had my stroke at 37!! It can happen to anyone at any age!! When in doubt please always check it out!!" As you may recall, Kim had been competing on Dancing With the Stars when she suffered what she called a "mini stroke" and had to withdraw from the competition. She sat down with E! News shortly after the scare, explaining that it stemmed from a blood clot that was able to travel to another side of her heart due to an open valve that never closed when she was born. The passage stopped oxygen to the right side of her brain, which inevitably caused the mini-stroke. "My aunt also has the same exact thing with the exact same story at the exact same age which is crazy," Kim said of her heart malfunction. She later had heart surgery and has been dedicated to recovering as well as informing others about the warning signs and the importance of listening to your body. "It literally happened in a second and my whole life changed," she told us. (Eonline)

LuAnn de Lesseps' marriage is hanging on by a thread. "Real Housewife of New York" LuAnn de Lesseps' marriage to businessman Tom D'Agostino Jr. is struggling after just seven months, Page Six can exclusively reveal. We're told the pair even got into a physical confrontation last week, with de Lesseps slapping D'Agostino in a fancy Manhattan restaurant. 'Countess' LuAnn wed her second husband, D'Agostino, in a glitzy New Year's Eve ceremony in Palm Beach to much media attention. But we're told that since the beginning of the marriage -- which began in the shadow of D'Agostino's infidelity -- they have broken up and got back together a number of times. "It isn't exactly a match made in heaven," said a source close to the couple, "he hates the whole reality [TV] thing, he doesn't want the attention or the scrutiny." We're told that the twosome has been fighting a lot and that D'Agostino -- who founded a printing company -- is getting sick and tired of the drama. "There has been friction from the start. They got married so fast, they didn't really know each other." Added the source, "She's a drama queen." Sources say the couple are hopeful that they can work through their issues. Her relationship with D'Agostino got off to a bumpy start after it was revealed -- shortly after they began dating in late 2015 -- that he had previously dated "Real Housewives" co-stars Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan. Many were surprised that de Lesseps went through with the wedding after co-star Bethenny Frankel showed de Lesseps photographs of D'Agostino kissing his ex-girlfriend at the Regency Hotel on the night before their February 2016 engagement party. She later told People, "It felt like someone ripped my heart out of my chest." But that "I'm not going to let a stupid kiss ruin the rest of my life... He screwed up. What he did was wrong. But this wasn't premeditated. It wasn't an affair. It was a mistake." Reps for D'Lesseps and D'Agostino declined to comment. (PageSix)

Ryan Phillippe Hospitalized With Leg Injury: "I'm Going to Be Ok." For Ryan Phillippe, the weekend wasn't exactly "lit." Instead of enjoying the Sunday sunshine, the Shooter star was stuck in a hospital bed thanks to an unspecified leg injury. The actor revealed the news to fans when he took to Instagram with a series of not-so-cheerful photos. "Not [lit]," he captioned one photo of his wrapped up leg and a cup of jello. "Not where/how i wanna be," he commented with a second shot of himself looking all kinds of restless. In the early hours of Monday morning, the star tweeted, "this sucks." Fans were quick to shower the star with digital support. "Hope it's a quick heal! You'll be back on your feet soon!" one fan assured the actor. "At least they gave you Jell-O," another follower pointed out. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, he comforted anyone with concerns. "i'm going to be ok & i appreciate your corner. -me," the father of three added with a third shot of himself in his bed with one thumb up. The 42-year-old currently stars on on the action-packed USA series, Shooter, on which he typically does his own stunts. "Television has gotten so good, and audiences savvier, and they're looking for that switch shot where it's clearly not you," he explained to The New York Times. "I thought if we've got this guy where it's him against the world, I wanted them to see me get a little beat up." As another follower quipped on Twitter, "Did someone wish you 'break a leg' for shooter 2 premier?" All jokes aside, we're wishing you a speedy recovery, Ryan! (Eonline)

Daniel Radcliffe helped a man who got slashed in the face. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is being hailed a hero after he rushed to help a tourist who was slashed in the face and robbed by thieves on a moped in London last week. The "Harry Potter" star was in west London Friday evening when he and a group of passersby helped the man suffering from a gash on his face, according to the Evening Standard. The man was said to be a tourist visiting the United Kingdom with a significant other. Metropolitan police said in a statement: "The victim -- a man aged in his 50s -- was walking in the road when two people riding a moped snatched his bag before riding off. The victim suffered a cut to the face during the incident." A representative for Radcliffe confirmed to Fox News the actor was at the scene that evening, but could not comment further because "it's a police matter." The thieves made off with the man's Louis Vuitton bag. Former police officer David Videcette told The Evening Standard he saw Radcliffe comforting the tourist. "It was a bit of the surreal moment, I said 'you're Daniel Radcliffe' and he replied, 'I am,'" Videcette told the news station. "He was a really nice bloke, a lot of stars wouldn't have stopped to help," Videcette said. Videcette added that he saw the moped-riding thieves cruising down the street, observing people before selecting their target. Videcette said he called police once he realized the two men were acting suspicious. London police are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made. (PageSix)

Vic Mensa's gonna dodge jail time in his loaded gun case after cutting a deal, unless he chooses jail over cutting a check. The D.A.'s office tells TMZ the Roc Nation rapper will get 2 years' probation after pleading no contest to carrying a concealed firearm in his car. The second count of carrying an unregistered loaded firearm was dropped. He could've gotten as much as 2 years in jail, but now he's free and clear if he pays $500. He does have another option -- serve 2 days in jail. Since he just dropped his new album, "The Autobiography" ... we're guessing he'll pay. He also has to cover $1,325 in restitution. TMZ broke the story ... Vic was busted back in March for carrying a loaded gun after cops stopped him for running a stop sign in Bev Hills. He told cops he had a concealed gun permit, but it was for another state. (TMZ)

Aaron Carter says cops targeted him at an AutoZone Saturday because of his celebrity and that's why he was busted for DUI. Aaron's rep tells TMZ ... Aaron was on the road promoting his new single when his car went out of alignment, so he decided to get it fixed at an AutoZone in Cornelia, Georgia. The rep says Aaron wasn't even in the car when he was arrested, and there's surveillance footage to prove it. As for the weed charge ... we're told Aaron has a medical marijuana license since he suffers from anxiety. There's also this ... Aaron's blasting his older brother Nick for tweeting about the incident, saying, "If my own blood truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn't he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That's not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin." (TMZ)

Legendary actor Martin Landau has died ... TMZ has learned. Landau is one of the most enduring actors of our time. Among his credits are Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest", Tim Burton's "Ed Wood" and "Cleopatra." We're told Martin died at 1:30 PM PT Saturday at UCLA Medical Center after a short hospitalization where he suffered unexpected complications. Landau had been a cartoonist before starting his acting career in the '50s. He appeared in nearly 200 films and TV shows during his lustrous career and worked until his death. His big break came in 1966 when he was cast as Rollin Hand in the "Mission: Impossible" TV series alongside his then wife Barbra Bain. The role got him repeatedly nominated for Emmys and helped him nab the Best Male TV Star Golden Globe in 1968. Landau was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1988 for his role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker: The Man and His Dream." He didn't win but clenched another Golden Globe win for the role. He was nominated for another Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and finally won in 1994 for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's biopic "Ed Wood." Landau was 89. (TMZ)

Legendary horror filmmaker George A. Romero, best known for creating the "Night of the Living Dead" and catapulting the zombie film genre, has passed away. George had been battling lung cancer. He died Sunday in his sleep surrounded by his family as the score to his favorite film "The Quiet Man" played, according to the L.A. Times who reported it first. George's 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" spawned a bunch of sequels including "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead," "Land of the Dead," "Diary of the Dead" and more. He's regarded as the godfather of zombie films and inspired several modern day horror filmmakers including Eli Roth, who commended George for casting a black man as the lead in "NOTLD" in the '60s after news of his death broke. George was 77. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Rob Lowe got a head start on shark week ... paddleboarding with not one but TWO great white sharks, and TMZ has the awesome video!!! Rob showed no fear among these magnificent beasts last weekend off the coast of Santa Barbara. Rob -- who famously grew up in Malibu -- says it's the first time he's ever laid eyes on great whites. Check it out ... Rob's trademark cool, calm and collected demeanor is on full display as the sharks swim below him. He's not just a pretty face -- he's clearly a wildlife nerd, too! (TMZ)

Liam Neeson's son launches fashion line. Liam Neeson's son Daniel is getting into the fashion business. On Thursday, he launched his eco-friendly line Pine Outfitters in Soho. "My dad has been the biggest support system I have," Daniel told us. "He always tells me [that] anything you want to pursue, pursue with a passion, and to not worry about failures. We learn from our mistakes ... He always has my back, whatever it may be, and he's been a superstar with supporting my venture." For every item sold, a tree will be planted by the National Forest Foundation. (PageSix)

Things continue to heat up between "hot felon" Jeremy Meeks and Topshop heiress Chloe Green. The 33-year-old aspiring runway star, who took the Internet by storm in 2014 when his mugshot earned him the affection of millions (and the flattering nickname), was spotted walking hand-in-hand with Green in Los Angeles Friday night. Both were dressed to impress for their date night out at Catch restaurant -- he in a white collarless shirt, dark jeans, and matching zip-up sweater. He paired the stylish ensemble with a black sneakers and a black wide-rimmed hat. Green, 26, looked chic in a Michelle Mason black silk slip dress -- its spaghetti straps and cutout feature showing plenty of skin. The former Made in Chelsea star accessorized her look with a pom pom heels and a few silver necklaces. She also carried a black clutch with her name written in silver, sparkly cursive on it. Hours earlier, the two were spotted having a poolside PDA. Meeks is still married to wife Melissa -- though he reportedly filed for separation from her on Tuesday. After he was first photographed kissing Green during a vacation in Turkey, Melissa told The Daily Mail she planned to divorce Jeremy after being "humiliated" by the photos of he and Green kissing -- which were taken during what she had believed to be a work trip. "I told him I didn't think the marriage could be saved," she said. "He agreed. The marriage is over." The two, who have been married for eight years, share one child: Jeremy Jr., 7. (She also has two children from previous relationships: Robert, 11, and a 16-year-old daughter.) Meeks served a year in federal prison after he was caught with a loaded gun in violation of his parole. At the time, police alleged that Meeks-who had also served prison time at a state facility- was a member of a local street gang, according to the Los Angeles Times. Married 'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks Spotted Kissing Topshop Heiress Chloe Green Model Jeremy Meeks, a.k.a. the "Hot Mugshot Guy," was spotted kissing Topshop heiress Chloe Green during a vacation in Turkey Green confirmed her relationship with Meeks on Instagram, posting a photo of the two and his manager Jim Jordan and writing, "Just the Beginning... We appreciate all the love and the hate." (Meeks' rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment). Meeks served time in prison for felony gun charges. After he was released, he was signed to a modeling agency-where he's found success, even walking during New York Fashion Week. (Page Six)

Roger Federer's 2 Sets of Twins Steal the Show at Wimbledon 2017. Double double trouble! Roger Federer's wife Mirka Federer and their four children -- identical twin daughters Myla and Charlene, who are almost 8, and identical 3-year-old twin sons Leo and Lennart, cheered on the Swiss tennis star at Wimbledon 2017 Sunday as he achieved his record win. He beat Croatian player Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight singles crowns at the tournament. He had won his seventh in 2012. This extends his record to 19 Grand Slam titles. The adorable kids stole the show, waving at the cameras and sometimes making silly faces. Myla and Charlene, both dressed in floral dresses, while Leo and Lennart wore pale blue blazers and white pants. "They have no clue what's going on," Roger told the BBC after winning the tournament, referring to his boys. "They think this is probably a nice view and a nice playground but it's not quite like that here, so one day, hopefully they'll understand. But it's very special." When asked if his daughters enjoy watching him play, he said. "They enjoy to watch a little bit. They come for the finals, I guess." The Middleton family attended the match -- Kate Middleton sat with Prince William while sister Pippa Middleton was seated with their brother James Middleton and their parents, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. (Eonline)

Ariel Winter is tired of being labeled for her revealing attire. "Pretty annoyed about the focus on the fact that I wear shorts and the commentary that I'm 'squeezing' into them or the idea that it's not okay for me to wear shorts," the young actress ripped on Twitter recently. Her comments come within days of her posting a snap of her wearing tiny denim shorts and another snap of her wearing tiny black shorts with a lacy bra. "It's SUMMER," she added. "Get over it." The "Modern Family" star, 19, says she won't cover up to please anyone. Rather, she'll continue to do whatever she wants. And she's tired of the labels often left in the comments on her social media accounts. "I'm not a whore because I wear shorts and tank tops," she said. "I'm a normal girl. Also, I'm not 'squeezing' into anything." Winter, who is no stranger to taking on haters, had another stern message for internet bullies targeting women-"Please leave young women alone. We're just living our lives. It's really troubling that we even have to deal with this kind of stuff nowadays. Please stop criticizing everything everyone does!" (Page Six)

"American Idol" contestant Haley Reinhart's friend suffered horrendous injuries the night she was arrested after a bar bouncer put him in a choke hold and allegedly beat him. TMZ broke the story, Haley was arrested for allegedly punching the security guard in the face, but she says she was just trying to get the bouncer to release what she thought was a death grip. Haley's friend, Alan Chislof, suffered a concussion, facial laceration near his right temple, a bad cut above his left eye, facial bruising and hematoma. The choke hold caused blood to flow to his eyes and he looks like he went 5 rounds with Mayweather. He says he's coughing up blood and complaining of chest pain. Chislof's lawyer, Mark Brown, now promises a lawsuit. We also got video of the confrontation, and gotta say ... it seems to support Haley's version of events. (TMZ) *Caitlyn Jenner Has Been Seriously Considering Running for Office. Caitlyn Jenner is looking at new opportunities to make a difference. The gold medal Olympian joined John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York Sunday and admitted she's been more seriously considering a shot at politics as she questions how she can make a bigger impact on the world. "I have considered it. I like the political side of it," she said. "The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job." She continued, asking, "Can I do a better job from the outside? Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talk to anybody? Or are you better off from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that. Yea, but I would look for a senatorial run." Of course, ever since her transition into a woman, many fans have wondered whether Caitlyn will take the leap into politics to help better represent the LGBTQ community -- especially considering the fact that she declared she's a conservative republican. In fact, following her transition, the Log Cabin Republicans national executive director Gregory Angelo told E! News, "One of the more interesting and exciting things about Caitlyn Jenner is that potential she has to bridge these two worlds of entertainment and politics." In April, Caitlyn reiterated similar sentiments, telling CNN's Don Lemon that she never thought seriously about getting into politics until recently. "Yes, I would have to look, over the next year or two, look and see, can I do a better job on the outside or am I in a position now that I can do a better job for my community on the inside," she said. "And if that's the case, if I find us on the inside, I would seriously look at it." (Eonline)

Music

Fountain Square Music Festival Lineup Announced: Phantogram, Dr. Dog & More. The 2017 Fountain Square Music Festival, a two-day event in Indianapolis, is scheduled for Oct. 6-7 at the city's historic Fountain Square neighborhood. More than 50 artists will be on this year's bill, including Phantogram, Dr. Dog, Bishop Briggs, Real Estate and the Cool Kids. The full lineup will be unveiled soon. "FSMF is a boutique, immersive music festival with a sole focus on ensuring new, unforgettable experiences for artists and fans," Jared Sparkman, producer for festival partner Absorb, says. "We want to bring them all together in unique performance environments unlike other festivals. The entire neighborhood and business community in Fountain Square has helped enable us to create this event, and we're honored to have their support of our vision to help make the event a fantastic success. Putting the festival together has been an amazing, organic experience." FSMF will have five stage locations; festival organizers say the NUCLEUS main stage is an "immersive outdoor stage" with "customized visual installations for audiences to become intrinsic participants." Tickets will be on sale Friday (July 21) at 10 a.m. via TicketFly.com. Two-day general admission passes are priced at $99, while VIP passes offering a lounge with side-stage viewing, cuisine and beverage service, premium parking and more are $199. (Billboard)

Michael Stipe Shares Message In Support of Radiohead's Israel Show. As the date of Radiohead's highly controversial concert in Israel draws nearer, the number of people with opinions about it grows increasingly large. Earlier, Roger Waters, a staunch supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions Movement, urged Radiohead once again to cancel, saying that the band should stop "whining" about the protest and "educate themselves." And now Michael Stipe is saying just the opposite, applauding Thom Yorke's decision to open up channels of dialogue and cultural exchange by playing in Tel Aviv. "I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform," the former R.E.M. frontman wrote in a post on Instagram. "Let's hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution." (Billboard)

Lucky Diaz's Bilingual Summer Song 'Paletero Man' Is an Immigrant Anthem For Kids: Video Premiere. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band's summer song for children, "Paletero Man," is a tribute to the tropical popsicle sellers whose carts are hot weather fixtures in neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The bilingual pop song about "the Mexican ice cream man" is from the Latin Grammy-winning kids music group's new album Made in LA, set for release this Friday (July 21). "The Paletero Man is my song in support of immigrants in Los Angeles and everywhere in the States," Diaz tells Billboard. "The paletero man is a reflection of the hard-working Latino/immigrant making his dreams come true in America. He brings the flavors of home for many displaced Mexicans. "This is an immigrant anthem," he adds. "We can all unite over ice cream. Can't we?" The L.A.-based group, fronted by Diaz and Alisha Gaddis, who are a couple raising three bilingual children, is known to the under-ten set for hits like "Pinata Attack" and "ABC is the Place to Be." The new album features what the artists call "a who's who of the family music scene in Los Angeles," including Genevieve Goings (Choo Choo Soul), Mike Phirman (SiriusXM), Todd McHatton, Andrew & Polly and Mista Cookie Jar. Lucky Diaz will play Kidzapalooza at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 3 and 4, part of an extensive summer tour where they'll be making little ones sweat to "Paletero Man" and other songs from the new album, the band's fifth. "Paletero Man" runs deep with meaning for us if you pry into it," Gaddis observes. "But most importantly, it is meant for a dance party, for summer, for kids." (Billboard)

Moby and Rebekah Del Rio Had Cameos on 'Twin Peaks'. What to give a guy who has everything? Moby wanted a cameo on Twin Peaks: The Return, and he got his wish. The electronic music artist ditched his keys to play the guitar-strumming right-hand man to Rebekah Del Rio for an episode 10-closing performance of "No Stars." The connections run deep. David Lynch co-wrote "No Stars," which appeared in her 2011 album Love Hurts Love Heals, and Del Rio performed at the director's 2016 Festival of Disruption. She also appeared in Lynch's 2001 film Mulholland Dr, singing "Llorando" a cappella. Moby can thank Lynch's puzzling original for an early career boost. Back in the early '90s, Moby (like the rest of us) was tuned into "Twin Peaks." Inspired by the moody "Laura Palmer's Theme," he dropped a sample from it into his track "Go" and scored his first bonafide international hit, with the single reaching No 10 in the U.K. Moby and Del Rio join the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Sharon Van Etten and Chromatics as performers in the series' Bang Bang Bar. And they weren't the only guest artists on the most recent episode. Harry Dean Stanton, who celebrated his 91st birthday on Friday (July 14), delivered a rendition of the classic folk song "Red River Valley." (Billboard)

Movies

Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell join live-action 'Dumbo'. Director Tim Burton announced the cast of his latest film, a live-action reboot of Disney's 1941 classic, "Dumbo." Actors Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Eva Green are all set to star in the film as well as newcomers Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker, according to Variety. Will Smith was rumored to be part of the movie but declined the role because of a scheduling conflict. The 1941 Academy Award-winning animated version of "Dumbo" told the story of a young elephant who worked hard to become a famous circus star. Burton's portrayal will reportedly feature live-action and animated scenes. Burton is best known for directing "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice," and has previously collaborated with Walt Disney Pictures for his 2012 film "Frankenweenie." Burton's "Dumbo" is set to premiere in theaters on March 29, 2019. (PageSix)

HBO has released a first look at Oscar winner Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the late Penn State football coach who became embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal, "challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims," according to an official description of the project. Directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy), the still-untitled film centers on the coach, who had the most wins in college football history when he was fired after the university discovered through an independent investigation that he, among others, allegedly knew about and failed to disclose child abuse claims against assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Currently in production, the movie, written by Debora Cahn (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing) and John C. Richards (Nurse Betty) and David McKenna (American History X, Blow), does not yet have a premiere date. (People)

Venice Film Festival to Honor Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. The festival will screen the Netflix original film 'Our Souls at Night.' Jane Fonda and Robert Redford will be honored with Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 1 at the Palazzo del Cinema. After the awards ceremony, the festival will screen the world premiere of Netflix film Our Souls at Night by Ritesh Batra, starring Fonda and Redford and produced by Redford and his company Wildwood Enterprises, organizers said Monday. Our Souls at Night is a Colorado-set film about two neighbors who meet after decades of living in the same small town with very little contact. Actress and producer Fonda also has an honorary Palme d'Or, as well as two Academy Awards (for best actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), three Golden Globes and an AFI Life Achievement Award. Noted environmentalist, actor, director and producer Redford, in addition to founding the Sundance Institute, has won a Directors Guild of America Award, a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for best director for his feature film directorial debut Ordinary People. He has also won six Golden Globes and in 2012 won the Venice Film Festival's Open Prize and Vittorio Veneto Award for The Company You Keep. The 74th Venice International Film Festival takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 9. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Blade Runner 2049' Trailer Shows More of Jared Leto's Replicants. More plot details are revealed in the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer. While previous trailers only previewed the new conflict spearheaded by Jared Leto's villain, the latest one details how his replicants have the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. One recognizable replicant is none other than Dave Bautista. "Every leap of civilization was built off the backs of slaves," says Leto. "Replicants are the future, but I can only make so many. I have the lock, and he has the key." The trailer also sees Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard explaining his experience to Ryan Gosling's LAPD Officer K: "I covered my tracks, scrambled the records. We were being hunted!" Denis Villeneuve directs the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi thriller, also starring Robin Wright and Ana de Armas. Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on Oct. 6. (Hollywood Reporter)

Box Office Milestone: 'Wonder Woman' Passes Final 'Harry Potter' Pic. The tentpole is now the third-biggest Warner Bros. release of all time, not accounting for inflation; if all goes as planned, the studio will announce the sequel at Comic-Con later this week. Another day, another milestone for Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. Today, the superhero film will become the third-biggest Warner Bros. release of all time in North America -- not accounting for inflation -- leapfrogging the final Harry Potter film, 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Through Sunday, Wonder Woman's domestic total was $380.7 million, compared to $381 million for Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The studio's two top-grossing films domestically are Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight ($533.3 million) and The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1 million), again, not adjusting for inflation. Wonder Woman has enjoyed the best hold of any superhero film in more than 15 years since hitting theaters in early June. And the tentpole has already become the top-grossing film of all time from a female helmer with solo directing duties. Wonder Woman is now assured of becoming the top-grossing movie of summer 2017, besting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which has grossed $386.6 million domestically to date. (Wonder Woman will ultimately earn north of $390 million in North America.) The female-led tentpole has become a winning case study for why Hollywood studio executives should entrust female directors with their marquee properties. And if all goes as planned, Warners and DC will announce a release date for a Wonder Woman sequel at Comic-Con late this week, with Jenkins once again directing. Wonder Woman has been slower to catch on overseas, earning roughly $384.2 million to date for roughly $765 million globally. Generally speaking, a Hollywood tentpole sees 60 percent or more its total earnings come from the foreign box office. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Ed Sheeran Makes a Surprise Cameo in Game of Thrones Premiere -- and Fans Are Going Nuts. Fans are thinking out loud (on social media) about Ed Sheeran's appearance in Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones. The 26-year-old "Shape of You" singer made a cameo in the season 7 premiere Sunday night, performing a folksy campfire song before breaking bread with Maisie Williams' Arya Stark. The scene came halfway through the episode when Arya crossed paths with Sheeran (whose character is simply listed as "Man #1") and a gang of wayward soldiers in the woods. She complimented his singing and sat down for a warm meal with the men, exchanging a few short lines with Sheeran. From what is heard in the sequence, the lyrics sound like they could be Sheeran's next hit: "He rode through the streets of the city / Down from his hill on high / O'er the winds and the steps and the cobbles / He rode to a woman's sigh / For she was his secret treasure / She was his shame and his bliss / And a chain and a keep are nothing / Compared to a woman's kiss / For hands of gold are always cold / But a woman's hands are warm." "That's a pretty song," Arya said to Sheeran's character, to which he responded, "It's a new one." News broke of the cameo in March when GoT creators discussed the casting choice at a South By Southwest panel, saying they'd tried for years to bring the Grammy-winner on the show for Williams, a Sheeran superfan. This isn't his first foray into acting, however; Sheeran had a five-episode arc on FX's The Bastard Executioner, a 2015 medieval drama series that also starred Katey Sagal and Stephen Moyer. Fans weighed in on social media shortly after Sheeran showed up in the highly anticipated episode. There's no word on if Sheeran's character will pop up again this season, but judging by the series' fatality track record, the odds of survival are not in his favor. Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. (People)

Maisie Williams on the Game of Thrones Premiere's "F--ked Up" Opening Scene. It's Arya Stark's world and we're all just living in it. Game of Thrones returned to massive numbers -- and we're just talking about tweets at this point, HBO hasn't released ratings info yet -- with 2.4 million tweets, making it the most-tweeted about episode of Game of Thrones ever. And the one scene that got people buzzing the most: The cold open that featured Maisie William's Arya Stark taking out an insane amount of the Freys. "Tell them, 'the North remembers,'" Arya says after completing her bloodbath. "Tell them 'Winter came for the House of Frey.'" "It's so f--ked up!" Williams told EW. "Even Arya is surprised she has so much power. In that last moment she's staring out at all those men dying, she's turned into a bit more of a monster than she's ever realized. I don't think she's sad about that but she's got it on her mind." It may be "f -- ked up," but it got the attention of pretty much very audience member. "I know everybody's all about Dany and her dragons, but for my money Arya Stark is the baddest of them all. #GameOfThrones," MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted. "I would take a bullet for Arya Stark. What a queen. WHAT. A. QUEEN. #GameOfThrones," @ClumsyTini said. And of course there were GIF reactions. Of course. Game of Thrones returns with episode two, "Stormborn," on Sunday, July 23 at 9 p.m. on HBO. "Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros." "Stormborn" was directed by Bryan Cogman and written by Mark Mylod. (Eonline)

Paul Haggis on Scientology Series: "You Don't Want to Piss Off Leah Remini". The Oscar-winning director discusses his upcoming appearance on Remini's show and the parallels he sees between Scientologists and Trump supporters. Leah Remini didn't always plan for a second season of her show, Scientology and the Aftermath, a deep expose of the organization she was a part of for most of her life. The upcoming season premieres this summer, with season one earning an Emmy nod for Remini, as well as A&E's biggest premiere rating in three years. Season two has many surprises in store, including an interview with perhaps Hollywood's most prominent Scientology defector, Oscar-winning writer-director Paul Haggis. He appears on the show to discuss his break from the church and the constant harassment he received after his very public split from the organization. Haggis was a big fan of the first season of Remini's show. "She's incredibly brave," Haggis tells THR from the Ischia Global Fest. "And it's a very personal story with her, because of course she grew up in Scientology, unlike me. But you don't want to piss off Leah Remini. You know, you just don't want to piss her off. And they pissed her off, and you see it." Haggis, who left the organization a few years before Remini, said that she was the only person who didn't shun him after his departure, and even defended his position to the church. "And then she finally opened her eyes too," he says. "It's a long process. You are so inundated with what they want you to look at. I mean it's ridiculous when you step outside and look at it, but when you are inside you believe you are the one. It's your group and you are under attack by all these bigots around the world, these bullies, and so you stand up for them." Haggis maintains that despite the renewed public level criticism of Scientology, no one in the organization is noticing. "A. they aren't allowed, but B. it's not like someone is controlling their television set. It's a culture that is a very slow process of brainwashing," he says. "No Scientologist will watch Going Clear or her show. Out of a point of pride they won't." He does see parallels between Scientologists and Trump supporters and the constant call of "fake news," along with Remini who has pointed out that they are both very hostile toward the media. "Of course a lot of Scientologists are Trump supporters," he says. "It's the same kind of strong-arm mentality. It's very strange, but a lot of them are very much in that kind of thinking." Scientology recently came into the news again with many critics questioning the choice of casting Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale, about a made-up religious regime that oppresses women, given her involvement in the organization. "Yes it's strange isn't it," he says of the casting. "I don't know Elisabeth. I met her once. But I don't think if you asked her she'd find it ironic, because I don't think anyone within the church views the church like that. Because you are taught to believe that it's about free speech and free thought, etc. It's not, but that is what you are taught. So they truly believe that they are defending freedom." Haggis is so familiar with Scientology's tactics to speak out against opponents that he is already anticipating their response to his appearance on the upcoming show. "I'm sure they will put out a statement, again, how I'm a liar and what a terrible man I am. How I do no work in Haiti or anything else," he says, about his ongoing work in Haiti under his nonprofit Artists for Peace and Justice. "They boast all the great work they do in Haiti and how I do it for photo-ops or something. It's just ludicrous and you don't have to pay any attention to it." His only hope for the show is that people watch it and form their own opinions. "I think if people just open their eyes that's great," he says. "I'm not on a crusade to open people's eyes. It's up to them." In addition to appearing on the upcoming show, Haggis is currently finishing a new script. He's also co-directing an upcoming documentary film with doc helmer Dan Krauss about Ward 5B in San Francisco in the early 1980s in the middle of the AIDS epidemic. While many caretakers refused to treat the then-unknown disease, a small group of doctors and nurses were determined to provide everyone with care, effectively creating the world's first inpatient AIDS clinic. Haggis plans on taking the film to festivals next year, and ultimately to a streaming platform. "You actually get your films seen, which is so hard for independent films these days, just in the ways we've changed," he says. "I've spoken to so many friends when my last independent film came out and they go, 'Oh I can't wait to see it, when is it on Netflix?' I go, 'It's in the theaters right now, it's opening this weekend!' And they go 'yeah, yeah, when is it on Netflix?' And those are my friends. We all get lazy." (Hollywood Reporter)

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