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Joseph Duggar and his fiancee Kendra Caldwell are one step closer to walking down the aisle! Nearly two months after getting engaged, the happy couple's love for one another was documented in a gorgeous, outdoor engagement photo shoot. "Joe and Kendra had a wonderful engagement photo session! We are so happy to share these with you!" the Duggar Family website shared in a blog post on July 20, which accompanied multiple shots from the session, captured by Elizabeth Joy Photo. For the engagement shoot, Duggar sported a pink, long-sleeved dress shirt, jeans and a belt, which he paired with dark shoes. Bride-to-be Caldwell, who met her fiance through their church, wore a knee-length jean skirt, a short-sleeved olive green top and brown wedges. The couple was all smiles for the photo shoot -- captured both outside in a field and in a barn -- and held hands throughout. In one of the sweet shots, Duggar, 22, lovingly looks at Caldwell as he gently pulls her hands up to his face. In another photo, they make a heart shape with their two hands. Duggar popped the question to Caldwell while attending his sister Joy-Anna's wedding at the end of May. "We are super excited," the couple exclusively told PEOPLE at the time. "It's great to not be courting anymore, now we're engaged!" "I'm so happy and so shocked. There's so many words I want to say, but just shocked," said Caldwell. Duggar added, "I was definitely nervous going into it, but I wasn't afraid that she was going to say no, because she has said, 'I'm just waiting on you!'" In March, they shared the news of their courtship exclusively with PEOPLE. "We are so excited to share the news with others that we are courting," Duggar said. "Our families are close friends through church and this has allowed Kendra and me to get to know each other. She's the best!" Counting On concludes its current season Monday at 9 p.m. ET on TLC with new episodes kicking off on Sept. 11. (People)

Riverdale's Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Are Dating. So, uh, who's gonna tell Archie? E! News has learned that Riverdale co-stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse are dating. Multiple eyewitnesses confirm that the actors "could not keep their hands off of one another" during 2017 Comic-Con weekend. While it's unknown how serious their relationship is, they "were very open with their PDA at parties during the event, and close friends did not seem surprised." One source says Reinhart "was mostly hanging out with the other Riverdale girls" at a party on Friday, but she "always had her eye on where Cole was." At one point, the actors were spotted "briefly talking closely by the pool." Although "they weren't showing any obvious PDA," it looked like "something was going on" between the stars, who met on the show's set last year. They again threw caution to the wind at Entertainment Weekly's party in San Diego Saturday, People first reported Monday, where they were seen "canoodling, holding hands and kissing." The cast flew to the show's set in Vancouver Sunday -- and the new couple sat together on the airplane. Neither Reinhart, 20, nor Sprouse, 24, has publicly commented on their budding romance. In May, however, he told MTV News he and Reinhart are "strictly in the friend zone." Reinhart plays Betty and Sprouse plays Jughead on The CW's Riverdale, returning Oct. 11. The actors were first romantically linked after Sprouse photographed his co-star in a field. "Lili and I play characters who are dating," he told MTV News, "so just about any time she and I go out into the wilderness, it's, 'Oh, my god!' Truthfully, I'm a sucker for friends, fashion and framing." (Eonline)

Here's What Sofía Vergara Has to Say About Those Joe Manganiello Divorce Rumors. One thing is for sure: Divorce rumors don't phase Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello. The Modern Family star made it clear that tabloid stories don't concern the couple, "We don't care about that," she told the Daily News at a special screening of The Emoji Movie. "What can you do? It's the entertainment business." And in May, the actress didn't stay quiet either when she slammed Star magazine for its cover which read, "Sofía & Joe: It's Over!" and alleged that she had been caught cheating on the actor in Rome. "The editor of this magazine is an idiot if he is going to have my ring removed to created a "fake" "news" he should have made sure that he removed from social media all the other pictures of that award night in Rome where I'm wearing it. By the way...that's my friend the producer of the movie Bent that I was shooting in Rome and who came to spend Easter at my home the week later," Vergara captioned a post on Instagram with the cover. The star also talked about her role in The Emoji Movie, "It's a tiny, tiny part. I'm barely in the film, but I thought it would be super fun and easy for me to do because it was in L.A." The star explains that her lines as Flamenca, a flamenco dancer emoji, took no more than 30 minutes to record. The Colombian beauty recently turned 45, and her husband gave her a simple but touching birthday message on Instagram. "Happy birthday, my love!" he captioned the post in Spanish. "You are my life." These two are definitely #RelationshipGoals! (Eonline)

Is actor Mickey Rourke backsliding to his bad boy days? "The Wrestler" star owes the owner of his former Tribeca loft $30,000 in unpaid rent and nearly $10,000 in damages– including the unauthorized installation of "disco light fixtures" in the apartment's 16-foot ceiling. Rourke-who was tossed out of Donald Trump's Plaza Hotel in 1994 for allegedly trashing his Central Park suite-stopped paying rent for his sprawling, floor-through pad at 114 Franklin St. in Oct. 2016, according to a new lawsuit filed by the landlord. The 64-year-old actor missed the next two months of payments until his lease ran out on Dec. 31, 2016, the Manhattan Supreme Court suit says. Rourke also left holes in the walls, broke the lock to the front door, damaged the bathtub and installed "disco light fixtures" that required electrical work to dismantle, the suit says. The retired boxer first rented the two-bedroom, two-bathroom in November 2014 from Crosstown Realty Holdings under an 18-month lease. He then extended the lease in April 2016. Six months later he stopped making rental payments, the suit says. His rep did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Rourke allegedly broke furniture in his $5,000-a-night suite at the Plaza Hotel in the 1990s, causing at total $20,000 in damages. (Page Six)

Lucky Whitehead was telling the TRUTH -- he was not the man arrested for shoplifting on June 22, this according to Prince William County officials who say the REAL perp was an imposter. We spoke with Commonwealth's attorney, Paul Ebert, who says the case against ex-Dallas Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead has been dropped after an internal investigation into the arrest. Long story short ... Ebert says the man was only "verbally identified" by the arresting officer at the crime scene. The arrestee did not have I.D. on him. The man told cops he was Lucky Whitehead and gave them Lucky's information, including birthday and social security number, Ebert says. The officers ran the information through the DMV system and believed the man they had arrested matched the photo of "Lucky Whitehead" that was on file. After Lucky publicly declared his innocence, claiming he wasn't even in the state of Virginia at the time of the arrest, officers went back and reviewed surveillance video at the convenience store. Footage showed the suspect was NOT Lucky Whitehead. Cops are now on the hunt for the man in the video. Lucky's agent, Dave Rich, tells TMZ Sports, "Lucky is thrilled justice was served and his name was cleared. It's a shame that he came into town to do a camp for kids and he ended up getting cut by his professional football team." The Prince William County Police Dept. has also issued a statement: (TMZ) "Upon reviewing the June 22, 2017 arrest of an individual named 'Rodney Darnell Whitehead, Jr.', the police department is confident that the man charged with petit larceny, and who is subsequently being sought on an active warrant for failure to appear in court, is not Lucky Whitehead of the Dallas Cowboys." "The man charged on the morning of June 22 was not in possession of identification at the time of the encounter; however, did verbally provide identifying information to officers, which included a name, date of birth, and social security number matching that of Rodney Darnell Whitehead, Jr." "Officers then checked this information through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) database. The DMV photo on file was then used to compare to the man who was in custody." "Officers acted in good faith that, at the time, the man in custody was the same man matching the information provided. At this point, the police department is also confident in confirming that Mr. Whitehead's identify was falsely provided to police during the investigation." "The police department is currently seeking the identity of the man involved in the incident. Since the identifying information provided by the arrestee during the investigation was apparently false, the police department is working with the Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney's Office to clear Mr. Whitehead from this investigation." "The police department regrets the impact these events had on Mr. Whitehead and his family."

Chris Massey claims ex-"Moesha" star, Shar Jackson, hits his 2-year-old daughter and even left her with a gash across her face ... which is why he's demanding court ordered protection. Massey requested and was granted a temporary restraining order last week against Shar -- the mother of his baby mama, Cassalei Jackson. According to the docs, Chris dropped off his daughter in May to hang with mom and grandma for a few weeks. When he picked her up ... Massey says, in the docs obtained by TMZ, she had a 4-inch "razor cut" across her forehead. He says his daughter, Mariah, blamed grandma Shar. Chris says he confronted Shar ... but she said she intended to "do whatever she wants." A judge granted Chris' request, ordering Shar stay at least 50 yards away from the kid. Shar's rep had no comment. (TMZ)

Chester Bennington's housekeeper cried and screamed in the background as a driver for the Linkin Park frontman made the 911 call to report his suicide. Cops just released the 911 call made by the driver, who was most likely there to pick up Chester for a scheduled photo shoot. He told the operator, "I just got to the location and his housekeeper came out and said he killed himself ... he hung himself." As the driver relayed more details, the housekeeper was absolutely distraught in the background ... crying hysterically as she spoke to Chester's wife on another phone. TMZ broke the story ... Bennington hanged himself in his bedroom, in an eerily similar way to his friend, Chris Cornell. Chester's family was out of town, and Thursday morning the housekeeper found his body.

James Cromwell arrested at SeaWorld: PETA. Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell was arrested at SeaWorld in San Diego during a PETA protest against treatment of orca whales on Monday, the animal rights organization said. Cromwell and fellow protesters were handcuffed and taken into custody after the animal rights advocates crashed SeaWorld's famous "Orca Encounter" whale show, PETA said in a statement to media outlets. Clad in a "SeaWorld Sucks" T-shirt and armed with a megaphone, the veteran actor and longtime activist informed the audience about the amusement park's history of premature orca deaths and marine mammal suffering. PETA live streamed the protest on its Facebook page. Variety has reached out to the San Diego Police Department for additional details. "Orcas deserve a full life in the ocean, not a life sentence of swimming endless circles until they drop dead from disease," Cromwell said in a statement. "My friends at PETA and I want SeaWorld to move these intelligent animals to seaside sanctuaries without delay." SeaWorld has seen considerable backlash in the past few years in regards to its treatment of orcas, especially following the release of 2013 documentary "Blackfish." In response to the controversy, and declining revenue, the park announced last year that it would cease its practice of breeding orcas. "Orca Encounter" is a relatively new show, replacing SeaWorld's previous spectacle which featured the orcas performing tricks and trainers riding the whales. Last month, Cromwell was sentenced to a week in jail following his arrest during a power plant protest in New York back in 2015 after refusing to pay fines levied against him after his initial arrest. His credits include "Babe," "American Horror Story," "The Green Mile," and "L.A. Confidential." (PageSix)

Chester Bennington bought his new family home about 2 months before he hanged himself there ... adding another layer of mystery to his death. The Linkin Park frontman bought the Palos Verdes Estates house for $2.5 million back in June. The 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house is in an affluent part of L.A. County famous for pristine neighborhoods and excellent public school system. Everything about the 3,956 square foot pad says family home -- special nook perfect for game night, 3 outdoor decks, an expansive backyard with a spa and swimming pool. The purchase falls in line with what Chester's LP band mates said -- that he'd spoken excitedly about future plans. Buying the perfect place for his family, but then taking his life there a month later just doesn't add up. The Benningtons closed on the house 8 days after Chris Cornell's suicide ... leading some close friends to believe Chester's suicide decision was sudden and fueled by his grief. (TMZ)

Tinashe's petrified of an obsessed fan who traveled from Boston to L.A., because she says he thinks they're married and will ultimately end up hurting her. The singer requested and obtained a restraining order against Martin Murphy ... alleging the 25-year-old is convinced they're husband and wife. She's frightened because she says he's now trying to reinstate his Massachusetts license to carry a firearm. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Tinashe says she was alarmed to find out Murphy drove to L.A. back in June, and ended up close to her and her parents' house. She says the situation's so bad, Murphy's father is also on board with keeping him the hell away from her. In a declaration, Murphy's father said his son has "suffered a psychotic break and is unable to distinguish reality from fantasy." He says Tinashe's in clear danger ... and a judge agreed. Murphy's been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from her and her parents. (TMZ)

Frank Sinatra's fourth and final wife, Barbara Sinatra, has died ... almost 20 years after her famous husband passed. Barbara died Tuesday at her Rancho Mirage home in California after months of declining health ... according to a rep for her org, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center Foundation. The rep told the Desert Sun ... "She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home." Barbara married Frank in 1976 and remained his wife for nearly 22 years -- the longest of his 4 marriages. She made a name for herself as an advocate for victims of child abuse, building up her foundation with Frank's help. The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center Foundation provided counseling to child abuse victims, among other services. Barbara and Frank did not have any children together. She was 90. RIP. (TMZ)

A 25-year-old country singer died in a UTV crash early on Sunday after performing at a Nebraska county fair with her band. Fans mourned the death of Abby Nicole (nee Abby Uecker) in the wake of her death at the Thayer County Fair in Deshler. The singer passed away at around 5:30 a.m. after authorities responded to a report of an injured woman about an hour earlier, News Channel Nebraska reports. "I miss you soooo much Abby Nicole... you were ready to be the One Me we talked about," one of Nicole's bandmates, Chad Barnhill wrote in a moving Facebook post on Sunday. "I drove home today and wanted you in my passenger seat ... You weren't there, but I still felt you." The singer and her band, Abby Nicole and County Road, performed at the fair over the weekend, WOWT reports. The band spoke about the performances in a Friday Facebook post. "I Will Always Love You Abby. I promise to celebrate your Life with others. You touched so many lives. Especially mine. Music is a Gift That Lasts a Lifetime. Thank you for Being my Gift." Uecker was pronounced dead at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, NTV reports. The situation is under investigation. Uecker, who was known in the area for her music ability, recently returned from Nashville where she recorded her first single "Cool," the Norfolk Daily News reports. One fan remembered the singer in a Twitter post, writing, "Such a beautiful soul has passed away." Another wrote, "A beautiful angel is now above us." Neither Thayer County police nor Nebraska State Patrol immediately responded to a request for comment from PEOPLE. (People)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Private Dinner With Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Is Being Auctioned Off for Charity. A chance to break bread with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is now a real possibility. A private dinner with the beloved Titanic co-stars is one of the many items being auctioned off at DiCaprio's annual gala event, scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 in St. Tropez, France. The foreseeably star-studded event raises funds for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which has allocated more than $80 million in grants to environmental causes since 2010. So what must the winning bidder adhere to before pledging what is expected to be a large sum of cash? For starters, DiCaprio and Winslet's availability is limited to a date sometime in October or November at a New York City-based restaurant of the recipient's choice. Additionally, People reports the actors' dinner will benefit a cause near and dear to Kate's heart. The Oscar winner has lent her support to a cancer-stricken mother in the U.K. as well as her Golden Hat Foundation, which benefits children and families grappling with autism as well as various individuals in need of financial assistance while battling cancer. As for Leonardo's big event, it's reported that Lenny Kravitz is slated to perform. The A-list group of event chairs expected to make special appearances include Madonna, Cate Blanchett, Emma Stone, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hanks, Jared Leto, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Tobey Maguire and Uma Thurman among others. Last year's gala raised an impressive $45 million for more than 30 organizations all over the world thanks in part to celebrity guests in attendance such as Mariah Carey, Bradley Cooper and more. DiCaprio broke 2015's fundraising amount of $15 million by a landslide, so we expect this dedicated do-gooder to keep up his efforts this time around. (Eonline)

"#NoFilter" needed for Carrie Underwood's abs -- they're legit! The country superstar enjoyed some lake time over the weekend and wowed fans with a photo of her ripped body in an orange bikini from her CALIA by Carrie Underwood line. "Summertime is all about love... love for people, love for the outdoors and love for living in the moment! Get out there and relax! PS: #NoFilter," Underwood, 34, posted. It's no secret that the mom of 2-year-old Isaiah is seriously dedicated to fitness -- Underwood regularly posts about her workouts and hits the gym with trainer Erin Oprea. But the busy singer doesn't have to spend hours in the gym to look and feel great. Over the years she's learned how to get the most out of her workouts. "It just happens if and when it happens," Underwood told PEOPLE in May. "I've gotten a lot better at doing what I can when I can, but also cutting myself a little slack. You have to!" Carrie Underwood Works Out with New Gym Buddy: Her Son! In the adorable post, Carrie's 2-year-old boy sports fire truck PJs while Carrie wears more appropriate gym-wear from her fitness line "Calia by Carrie Underwood" "Now it's like, 'Okay, I have 20 minutes. What can I do in 20 minutes?'" she says. "I can go run for a little while, I can go do some tabata rounds, I can do something. Sometimes I'm like, my workout today is going be running around after my kid. If we're going to go to the park, why not run there and push him in the stroller? Then I get a good cardio session to and from, and then he gets to play, so everybody wins." Oprea adds that Underwood is strong enough to handle heavy weights during her workouts. 4 Ways to Work Out Without Killing Your Wallet Follow these tips for getting buff without breaking the bank. "Carrie's workouts change quite a bit, sometimes she goes heavier. But not always, some days we do no weights, and we do plyometric-based stuff like jumping and tabatas," Oprea tells PEOPLE. "It's really fun to see her change over the years -- I've known Carrie for nine years now. She's a rockstar, and really, it takes hard works and discipline to reach your goals. Put those two together and you'll hit it!" (People)

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Put Their Own Vintage Twist on Bridesmaid Dressing. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are notoriously low-key, private celebrities, rarely giving interviews and even more rarely being photographed while going about their daily lives as luxury fashion designers and generally fabulous people. In fact, these two just might be part of the tiny handful of millennial women who don't and have never had a social media presence, making their first appearance on Vine in 2014 in a video they thought was a photo and posting their first ever and only selfie just last year. So when these sisters do crop up on Instagram, it's kind of a big deal. Especially when that appearance is at one of their closest friend's weddings, clad in a couple of vintage dresses, naturally. Over the weekend, the Olsens headed upstate to the historic, 86-acre Southwood estate located on the east bank of the Hudson River with gorgeous views of the surrounding Catskill Mountains to celebrate one of their longtime friends and luxury watch designer Cassie Coane's wedding. The dress code for all of Coane's bridesmaids was simply floral, meaning each woman gave her own personal take on the pastoral aesthetic. Of course, Mary-Kate and Ashley went for vintage, as is their wont, with Mary-Kate donning a yellow, flower-printed cocktail dress made out of a thick, padded fabric with wide, structured kimono sleeves that she paired with bright green, point-toe mules. Ashley, on the other hand, went for a streamlined black cocktail dress which also featured a baggy statement sleeve, accented with a white floral detailing, and paired with dangly pearl earrings. As for the bride, she wore a custom Danielle Frankel gown with lace trim, embroidered tulle overlay, long sheer sleeves, and a slight train. And the details of this nuptial affair were just as rustic and beautiful as the locale. The night's dinner was all cooked al fresco over an open flame by Heirloom Fire with the help of 16 cooks dressed in old-timey garb. Fox Fodder Farm provided the hearts dripping in flowers that hung from the ceiling of the wedding tent, and the 18 bridesmaids wore bright orange flowers strung into necklaces. The wedding cake featured a comical topper depicting the bride dragging her groom to the alter alongside a football helmut featuring his beloved team's logo, the Buffalo Bills. And guests were put into cabs at the end of the night and given a personalized water color illustration to remember their time in the Catskills by. All in all, it was a wedding totally fit for a bohemian princess... or even the Olsens. (People)

Ciara slammed for taking 3-month-old on toboggan ride. Ciara caused quite the stir after she shared a video of her riding a toboggan in China with her three-month old daughter, Sienna Princess, strapped to her chest. The footage, which lasts less than a minute, show Ciara, 31, whizzing down the toboggan path while husband Russell Wilson and son Future Zahir follow closely behind. A number of commenters criticized the pop star's choice to bring her baby on a potentially dangerous ride. "Isn't this too dangerous for a new born," one comment read, while another said, "It may be fun but doing this with an infant to your chest is not smart at all." But some commenters seemed to support Ciara in her controversial decision to bring her baby along for the ride. "Why is everyone saying it's dangerous for the baby... and anyway she's holding the baby it's not like it's going to fall," said one person. "If any of ya complaining, put your kids in a vehicle or take them on flights, then ya need to close ya mouth," argued another person. "Ya sound stupid and honestly some of ya can't afford this trip anyway. So you never have to worry about doing this with your kids." (PageSix)

Katharine McPhee lists LA home for $1.5M. Singer and actress Katharine McPhee, runner-up on the fifth season of "American Idol," is asking $1.549 million for a thoroughly renovated 1940s traditional in LA's star-studded Toluca Lake community that the "Scorpion" star purchased just over two years ago for $1.4 million from husband-wife actors and house flippers Corbin Bernson and Amanda Pays. Ashy brown hardwoods run throughout the 2,039-square-foot, single-story residence that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A brick-paved courtyard leads to a slender center hall foyer and adjacent living room with window-flanked fireplace surmounted by a large television and a bay window that opens to the front courtyard. A sky light and French doors bring natural light into the cozily compact dining room and the spacious kitchen is fitted with seal grey Shaker style cabinetry, a double wide center island, French doors to the front courtyard, and a fireplace set into a wall entirely sheathed in grey grouted white subway tiles. The two guest bedrooms, one furnished as an office/den, are on the smaller side and share a roomy hall bathroom with a double sink vanity and combination tub/shower while the master bedrooms offers a vaulted ceiling with sky light, a walk-in closet, French doors to the side yard and an en suite bathroom with bold graphic pattern floor tiles, a double sink vanity, a two person soaking tub and a separate glass enclosed shower stall. In addition to the walled, gated and three-shaded courtyard at the front of the house, outdoor living and entertaining areas includes a dining terrace and small patch of lawn outside the dining room along the side of the house and, tucked back behind a detached two-car garage, a swimming pool and spa with sun-splashed lounging terrace. Toluca Lake has long attracted entertainment industry denizens and current homeowners in the 'hood include Viola Davis, Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Eric McCormack, Patricia Heaton and lovably oddball singer/songwriter Sia. Miz McPhee, set to appear in the lead role of upcoming TV movie "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst," previously owned a two bedroom and three bathroom condominium in a large but otherwise unremarkable complex just off Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks that she bought in December 2005 for $589,000 and sold in September 2011 for $395,000, a pocketbook punishing loss of not quite $200,000 not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses or real estate fees. (PageSix)

Brooklyn Beckham -- the 18-year-old son of David and Victoria whom Page Six reported is dating YouTube star Madison Beer -- is looking for an apartment in New York, we hear. Brooklyn -- who just released a photography book, "What I See" -- is "looking to take a bite [out] of the Big Apple," a source dishes. "He's searching for a space of his own in New York. He's planning on moving there next month to pursue his photography career, among other things." But the celebrity scion will be bicoastal "to pursue his relationship with Madison." Beer was discovered by Justin Bieber online in 2012. Meanwhile, we hear that Brooklyn's little brother Cruz, 12, is in LA working on an album as a follow-up to the Christmas single he dropped last year. A source tells us that Cruz has "recorded some covers, including [of] Mumford & Sons, and is working on writing original material with Stephen Puth, brother of Charlie Puth. Charlie will come for a few sessions to accompany on piano." But a rep insisted Cruz has just "been working on his guitar lessons during his LA holidays." (Page Six)

Charlize Theron is "such a fan" of "Bachelorette" star Rachel Lindsay, she doesn't think she should pick any of the current contestants on the show. "I am such a fan of her. I think she's incredible," Theron said on "Watch What Happens Live" Sunday. "She is smart, she is sexy, she is beautiful. She needs to get off that show and she needs to have a good friend set her up." The "Atomic Blonde" star, who plays a bisexual assassin in the upcoming action movie, admitted she's no stranger to sexual experimentation herself. Or as host Andy Cohen put it, "swam in the lady pond." "When I was young, yes," she said. "I feel when you're young, you're kind of just exploring it all, but it was pretty clear that I liked dudes." She hopes bisexuality gets more screen time in the future, too. "I feel it's something that is not represented enough in cinema," she said. "If you're gonna hold that mirror up and reflect society, then you should reflect society." Cohen also asked Theron about an eye roll she allegedly shot at Tia Mowry while the two were at the same SoulCycle class. "What a bitch!" Theron said jokingly. "I'm really nice at SoulCycle, actually, because once my endorphins kick in, I'm almost too friendly." Cohen pressed Theron for an answer and asked if she remembered seeing Mowry at the gym. "I'm not an eye roller, but I would be like, 'F-ck off,'" Theron explained before admitting she doesn't remember seeing her. "But I'm sorry if you were there." "Atomic Blonde" hits theaters this Friday. (Too Fab)

Charles Barkley says any Laker fan thinking the team will make a playoff run behind new star, Lonzo Ball, is smoking purple and gold CRACK ... telling TMZ Sports the Lake Show has ZERO CHANCE. The hype is officially here, Lonzo balled out so hard in the Summer league (winning the MVP), that a lot of fans are thinking postseason, so when we got Barkley out at LAX we asked him if it was possible. "Hell no." Pretty simple. In fact, Sir Charles says in his opinion the 76ers with their young core of guys like Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz are waaaay better than the Lakers are right now. Could be worse Laker fans. You could be the Cavaliers right now. (TMZ)

Tyler, The Creator Had No Idea Elizabeth Taylor Was an Actress. Well, this was a touch awkward. Turns out Tyler, The Creator had no idea Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most iconic actresses of all time. Instead, he just thought she had great taste in jewelry. During an appearance on The Late Show Monday night, the 26-year-old Grammy nominee got on the topic of accessories after Stephen Colbert asked him about the necklace he was wearing. "Elizabeth Taylor is my jewelry idol," he told Colbert. "Her use of coral is crazy. She's dead now though." From the sound of his remarks, it was almost as if Tyler, the Creator didn't realize quite how famous Taylor was. That became all the more clear when Colbert started talking about her most famous films, like one of her earliest, National Velvet. "She was in a movie?" Tyler retorted to the audience and host's shock. "See, I don't know her. I don't know all that stuff." "I found a book one day lurking in Barnes and Noble," he called. "[I] was like, 'Oh my God, this little white lady's got some nice stuff,' and called it a day." Colbert couldn't believe what he was hearing and asked about her 1966 film, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. However, it didn't ring a bell -- at all. "Man, these quotes are really going over my head right now," Tyler quipped. So, to right this cinematic wrong, Colbert asked the rapper to get together and watch some of her films. "You're asking me on a date?" he responded. One handshake and it was a deal. (Eonline)

Kyara, the last orca born in captivity at SeaWorld, has died at just 3 months old. The female killer whale died Monday at SeaWorld's San Antonio park from an infection, likely pneumonia. Trainers had been treating her over the weekend, but her condition continued to deteriorate. Kyara was born in April, and although the park announced the end of its breeding program back in March 2016 ... SeaWorld says she was conceived before that. Orcas are pregnant for up 18 months. The breeding program was 86'd after immense public pressure following the airing of the 2013 documentary, "Blackfish" ... which focused on the plight of Tilikum. (TMZ)

Music

Shake it for her, Luke Bryan! The country crooner allowed one lucky fan on Friday to break his very specific rule of no butt-grabbing before his concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Frances Stanaway of Chesterfield, an 88-year-old terminally ill fan, had the night of her life when she was granted a special meet and greet with Bryan, who worked with Stanaway's Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care to make the special gathering possible. "I like the way he keeps up with his music. I like all the songs," she told local news outlet KSHB41 Action News. Not only does Stanaway love his music, but she also finds the singer to be very attractive. "Oh heavens, yes!" Stanaway said after being asked if she thinks Bryan, 41, is handsome. Stanaway -- who wore a custom t-shirt that read "Shake It for Me, Luke!" -- was accompanied by her son, Vincent Sokolaski, his wife, Linda Sokolaski, and members of the Crossroads staff. "This is probably the most excited she's been for six to seven months," explained Vincent Sokolaski. "She had the time of the life," her daughter-in-law Linda added. Bryan's booty became so popular with fans, he's actually had to start a "no touching" policy at meet and greets. "They'll sneak one in on ya. It still happens-we've learned to understand it," Bryan told Ellen DeGeneres back in September. "It's funny 'cause you see, like early on in your career, you don't want to tell your fans that they can't interact with you, so you let them get away with kisses on the cheek and all that," Bryan explained. "Someone will go, 'Can I grab your butt?' ... and back then if it was a polite ask, we would oblige them. But then you got 90 others... " He added, "It's country music. We make the fans happy." (People)

There's a saying around Nashville that "it's a 10 year town." As a singer-songwriter, it often takes 10 years (and at least one or two failed record deals) to get your big break. Based off of this theory, Carly Pearce is right on track. Eight years after moving to Nashville, where she was once told, "I could throw a rock and hit six different girls that just sing pretty and look good," Pearce, 27, is finally getting her chance. As the only solo female artist currently on the Top 20 Billboard country airplay chart with her hit "Every Little Thing" (Maren Morris shares a spot with Thomas Rhett on their hit "Craving You"), she will be releasing her long-awaited debut album this fall. It's a dream she's been fighting for most her life. "I've never known a day where I didn't want to be a musician," she tells PEOPLE, which is debuting the video for the hit single. "I'm 27 and I would say 22 of my years of my life have been focused on what my career could be like -- and if this would ever happen." At the age of 16, Pearce convinced her father to let her quit school and move to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to sing at Dollywood. "I sang in the country show called Country Crossroads," she explains. "We did six shows a day, five days a week -- I really did work '9 to 5' for her." The gig afforded her the opportunity to meet her idol, Dolly Parton. "I couldn't breathe when I met her, so I need a redo of that because I was so freaked out. She's an artist, she's a songwriter and she's a killer business woman -- that's awesome!" After cutting her teeth performing at the amusement park, Pearce moved to Nashville at 19 and hit the ground running. "I just started playing writers' rounds and trying to write songs and meet people," she says. In 2012 she signed her first record deal, and lost her first record deal, and started looking at apartments back home in northern Kentucky. "I was trying to figure out why the stars weren't aligning -- I was literally told to move home," she admits. But that was before she received a call to be in a music video for Lucy Hale, who was kicking off her own country career. Determined, Pearce quickly talked her way into a backup singing gig for the Pretty Little Liars star, despite being told it would be "the kiss of death" for her own career. "Lucy's so real," Pearce tells PEOPLE. "I'd never worked with someone or known someone that famous, but she's become a great friend -- she's really down to earth and normal." It was her experience with Hale that led to her meeting producer busbee and publisher Daniel Lee, who gave her a second chance in Nashville and subsequently, a new record deal with Big Machine Records. "They really wanted to break my thought process and get the truth in my head," Pearce tells PEOPLE, grateful for their guidance. "Whatever lie I was telling myself, that I wasn't good enough anymore, and that I'd already had my shot because people told me I was old news ... [they got it out]." Paired with being picked as "the right girl" to duet with Josh Abbott on his band's "Wasn't That Drunk," which climbed to No. 46 on the country charts, Pearce gained the confidence she needed. Now, with fans all over the country enjoying her voice, Pearce is proud to say that in the end, she didn't let the naysayers get her down. "I've been really transparent, vulnerable and honest about what people have said to me in Nashville over the years," she admits. Reflecting on how someone once told her sound was "dated," Pearce points out it's that same "dated" sound that currently has "Every Little Thing" climbing the charts. (People)

Mark McGrath's dropping some good ole showbiz wisdom on Justin Bieber when it comes to his now canceled world tour -- THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Sugar Ray's frontman was at Catch Monday night and was blunt about his take on Justin pulling the plug in the homestretch of his Purpose tour. Yes, it sounds a little like your dad's ... "When I was your age" speeches, but Mark's speaking from experience, and on behalf of fans. TMZ broke the story ... Justin canceled his 14 remaining shows with little explanation, other than needing some R&R. Bottom line ... Mark says that's NOT a good enough excuse. (TMZ)

Justin Bieber looks like the weight of the world is off his shoulders -- and he can't help smiling at the thought of relaxation ... now that he's canceled his Purpose world tour. Bieber was chilling near the beach in Santa Monica Monday afternoon ... hours after he dropped the bombshell about his 14 remaining tour dates. As for why he's pulled out? Justin made it seem like it shouldn't be a mystery after being on the road for 2 years. He added he's looking forward to ... "Just resting, getting some relaxation. We're gonna ride some bikes." Still, he was clearly aware many of his fans are PISSED. He's got a message for them ... and insists this isn't about betraying them. (TMZ)

Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun "Sorry" for Tour Cancellation. Is it too late now to say sorry? After Justin Bieber canceled the remainder of his world tour, his manager, Scooter Braun, reached out to fans via Instagram Monday. "An incredible run. Congrats to @justinbieber on an incredible tour and thank you to the entire cast and crew for your unending support," he wrote. After mentioning a few people by name, Braun, 36, added, "To the promoters who believed around the world thank you. To the fans from all over the world who took part over the last 16 months over 6 continents thank you. To Justin who gave it his all night after night thank you." "And to those that won't be able to see it... on behalf of myself, Justin, and the team, we are sorry. That was never our intent. But a man's soul and wellbeing I truly care about came first and we must all respect and honor that. Justin will be back and I know he looks forward to performing for you and with you all again. One chapter ends and another begins. Thank you again. Now please stop commenting on all my other photos that have nothing to do with this," he wrote. "Just kidding....but I'm not. Jokes aside your support for Justin is inspiring. Cheers." Bieber was set to perform nine concerts in North America, as well as six shows in Asia. After the singer's Purpose World Tour was canceled, a paparazzo caught up with him in Santa Monica, Calif. "Everything's fine," the "2U" singer promised (via TMZ). "I've been on tour for two years." Now that his calendar has been cleared, the 23-year-old musician is ready for some R&R. He plans to spend his time off "just resting, getting some relaxation. We're gonna ride some bikes." "I love you guys. I think you guys are awesome. Sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed; it's not my heart or anything," an apologetic Bieber told fans. "Have a blessed day." Hour earlier, a rep for the tour told E! News that the shows were canceled "due to unforeseen circumstances," and Bieber "loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates." Ticketholders will be fully refunded, the rep added. (Eonline)

John Mayer Defends Justin Bieber After Singer Cancels the Rest of His Purpose World Tour. John Mayer doesn't just understand Justin Bieber -- he beliebes. Earlier, fans were shocked to learn that the "Baby" singer was canceling the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour. There were 14 remaining concert dates on the calendar including stadium shows in Los Angeles, Texas, New Jersey and Colorado. While some fans who purchased tickets were more than disappointed with the news, John decided to stand up for the artist on social media. "When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going," John shared with his followers. "We've lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [thumbs up] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too." So what made Justin cancel his remaining shows that appeared to be selling without any problems? A rep for the tour gave a statement to E! News that read, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts. Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months." The statement continued, "He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase." In between tour stops, Justin has been trying to lay low in and out of Southern California. Over the weekend, the man behind "Beauty and a Beat" and "One Less Lonely Girl" was spotted enjoying a hike with model Audreyana Michelle. And just last week, Justin made a surprise -- and solo -- trip to Children's Hospital of Orange County where he met with more than a few deserving patients. As of Monday, there is no word if Justin plans to reschedule his concert tour dates. (Eonline)

Blac Chyna looks like a deuce without her old boo ... at least according to said old boo, Pilot Jones, who's using a new song for revenge. Pilot's new single, "Flossin" features the not-at-all-subtle jabs and, naturally, the music video co-stars a Blac Chyna-esque character, played by model AzMarie Livingston. In the lyrics, Pilot says he's better off without BC ... with way more colorful language. It's interesting he's attacking her this way, after accusing Chyna of bullying him to point he nearly killed himself. Pilot's clearly trying to capitalize on his Chyna drama. If there's any doubt ... check out his music vid wardrobe. (TMZ)

Linkin Park's Recordings Are Lighting Up the Midweek U.K. Charts. Linkin Park's records are surging in the U.K.'s midweek charts as fans remember the band's late frontman, Chester Bennington, who died on July 20. Nine of the group's LPs have entered the top 100 in the Official U.K Albums Chart Update, with seven impacting the top 40 and three inside the top 10, according to the Official Charts Company. The nu metal favorites' 2001 hit debut Hybrid Theory (Warner Bros) is on target for a career-best chart performance with a re-entry at No. 3 (its peak position is No. 4), and their most recent album One More Light bounces back to No. 5. The former chart-topper Meteora, one of the group's three career No. 1s in the U.K., is at No. 7 at the halfway stage of the chart cycle. A pair of new titles are all that stands in the way of Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory claiming the albums chart title: Lana Del Rey's Lust for Life (at No. 2 via Polydor) and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott's Crooked Calypso (No. 1 via EMI). On the midweek singles survey, Linkin Park's 2001 track "In The End," their first to crack the top 10, re-enters at No. 9, just one slot below its all-time best performance. Also returning to the top 40 this week is "Numb," which drops in at No. 13; "Numb/Encore," a 2004 mashup of Jay-Z's "Encore" and Linkin Park's "Numb," at No. 29; and "What I've Done," at No. 32. Meanwhile, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's global hit "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber is poised to return to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart just days after Universal declared it the most-streamed song of all time. (Billboard)

Fifth Harmony Announce New Album, Team with Gucci Mane on 'Fallon'. Fifth Harmony photographed at Billboard HQ on June 2, 2017 in New York City. Fifth Harmony briefly returned to a five-member lineup when Gucci Mane joined the girl group on The Tonight Show for a performance of their collab "Down." It was a big night for 5H, which was making its first-ever appearance on Jimmy Fallon's late night show. The host took the opportunity to announce their self-titled, third album will arrive on Aug. 25. "Down" is the first single lifted from Fifth Harmony, the follow-up to 7/27 which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in June 2016. The forthcoming album will be the foursome's first since Camila Cabello's departure. (Billboard)

EXO Soar to New High on Billboard 200 With 'The War'. EXO storm back into the Billboard 200 with their new album The War, marking the K-pop phenoms' best showing on the chart yet and making them one of the genre's few acts to land multiple entries on America's definitive albums ranking. The War debuts at No. 87 on the Billboard 200, earning 7,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in traditional album sales. This is EXO's best Billboard 200 position as the group previously sent their 2015 Exodus album to No. 95, after selling 6,000 traditional copies. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). EXO scoring a second entry on the Billboard 200 puts them in a very elite group of K-pop acts who have multiple entries on the tally. The outfit join fellow boy bands BTS (who have four entries) and BIGBANG (with two), along with solo star G-Dragon (with three). EXO sub-group EXO-K also scored an entry on the Billboard 200 with 2014's Overdose. After five years of ruling the K-pop scene, EXO could have easily rolled out the summer single "Ko Ko Bop" to outshine their new material with its deliciously seasonal electo-reggae sound. But the high performance of The War truly indicates how this LP is a fully realized, electro-pop tour de force. The effervescent chorus in "What U Do?" rivals some of EXO's biggest earworms while "The Eve" is on a par with past EXO album intros, but there's loads more evolution here. Highlights include the guys pleading for commitment on the aggressive glitch-pop in "Forever," getting sensual over electro-funk on "Touch It" and mixing bitter heartbreak with icy synthesizers on "Going Crazy." Notably, The War marks the largest songwriting contribution from its members yet, indicating that the act has a lot more area to explore (and conquer) before getting anywhere near complacent. EXO also snag their third No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart with The War, marking their third chart-topper to date. Following 2013's XOXO Repackage and 2015's Exodus, the group only trail behind B.A.P and GOT7, both which have four No. 1s on World Albums. EXO sub-unit EXO-CBX also has a No. 1 album when their Hey Mama EP took the top slot in late 2016. Lastly, EXO conquers the World Digital Song Sales chart with three new entries on the chart debated Aug. 5, including "Ko Ko Bop" (the group's highest new entry at No. 2), "The Eve" (debuting at No. 8) and "Forever" (No. 24). These new songs bring EXO to 63 charted titles overall and 38 Top 10 hits. "Ko Ko Bop" marks the sixth EXO song to chart within top 2 positions on World Digital Songs following "Overdose," "Call Me Baby," and "Dancing King (with Yoo Jae-suk)" that all peaked at No. 2, plus "Monster" and "Lotto" that hit No. 1. The new Aug. 5-dated chart (where EXO will debut on a slew of charts) will be posted in full to Billboard's websites on Tuesday, July 25. (Billboard)

Jury Begins Deliberations in Quincy Jones-Michael Jackson Estate Royalties Dispute. Talk of "word games" dominated closing arguments in the royalties trial between Quincy Jones and a company owned by Michael Jackson's estate -- and a jury of 10 women and two men will soon have to define terms like "record" and "videoshow" to determine how much money, if any, the producer is owed. Jones sued MJJ Productions in 2013, claiming that after the King of Pop's death Jones was shorted tens of millions in royalties and wrongfully denied the opportunity to remix works he created with the artist. The estate says some run of the mill accounting errors did cause Jones to be shorted, but he's owed about $392,000 -- not the $30 million he's asking for. Closing arguments ended just before lunch Monday in a crowded downtown courtroom. So crowded, in fact, the legal teams used "seat fillers" to make sure all of their people had a seat -- leaving several members of the press hunkered near the entrance, pressed up against a wall to avoid the judge's line of sight. The courtroom assistant warned that if the judge saw them peeking around the corner, he'd kick them out. Jones attorney Scott Cole led off closings by telling the jury the case was about two men and "the landmark music they created." He described MJJ's defense as nothing more than "word games and loopholes" and emphasized that this is the first time in a seven-decade career that Jones has ever filed a lawsuit. Because the dispute centers on two contracts, the 1978 and 1985 producer agreements between Jones and Jackson, the precise definitions of words are key. Under the deals, Jones is entitled to a share of record royalties from Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad. The parties dispute whether Jones should share in the profits from Jackson's 1991 joint venture with Sony, and whether he should share in net profits from movies instead of licensing fees from the songs used in them. Jones argues that the This is It documentary counts as a "videoshow" under his contract, and he's entitled to a share of net receipts. Meanwhile, MJJ says the term is used for things like music videos and isn't relevant here. The jury will also have to decide what it means to "remix" a song. Jones says his contract gives him right of first refusal to remix any of the works he produced for Jackson, while MJJ says that right was limited to remixes ordered by Sony (then Epic) at the time the albums were being produced. MJJ attorneys Zia Modabber and Howard Weitzman split closing arguments for the defense. Modabber reiterated that the Sony joint venture was announced in the early '90s, and Jones didn't complain about his stake until two decades later. He also notes that Jackson's death has been lucrative for the producer. In the two years prior to his June 25, 2009, passing, Jones made $3 million from his share of their works. In the two years after Jackson's death, Jones made $8 million. While reminding the jury that Jackson isn't here to defend himself, Modabber imagined the artist would say to Jones, "You didn't make me." When Weitzman took over, he turned the focus to the words Jones used during his testimony. Specifically, he questioned Jones' claim that he doesn't care about the contract and isn't bringing this case because of money. He also said that allowing Jones to claim a share of net receipts on the documentary would be like telling the theater audience that, when they bought their tickets, they really bought a record. Weitzman also reminded the jury that Jones has cashed $18 million in checks since Jackson's death and continues to be paid per MJJ's interpretation of their deal. He then asked the jury to send Jones a message: "You don't deserve a raise. You can't have any more of Michael Jackson's money." Jones attorney Mike McKool picked back up for his team, and pointed out that Jackson's estate has made about half a billion in profits since the artist died. "This is a lot of money," he told the jury. "We all know that." Both sides point to a jury instruction about how to interpret the terms in a contract, and, interestingly, both say it is an asset to their respective arguments. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern read it as part of jury instructions just after the lunch recess. In short, he told jurors that in order to interpret what the words in a contract mean, they can consider the actions of the parties from the time that it was signed until the moment the dispute began. So how the jurors feel Jones, Jackson and MJJ treated the business relationship from 1985 until 2013 will likely be a key factor in their decision. Stern also reminded the jurors that they only need to decide whether an allegation is "more likely to be true than untrue" and nine jurors out of 12 must agree on each question on the verdict form before moving on to the next. Deliberations began at approximately 2:30 p.m. (Billboard)

Movies

Anne Hathaway could replace Amy Schumer as 'Barbie'. Anne Hathaway is talking about stepping into the role of Barbie for Sony Pictures, though the studio said: "it is premature." That comes even as its known that Alethea Jones also has been circling to direct after a nod from Hathaway. Hathaway had been in the mix shortly after Amy Schumer left the project in March. The first big-screen, live-action Barbie film promises to get a huge marketing push from Sony and its partner Mattel in summer 2018. The movie is being produced by the husband/wife team of Walter Parkes and Lori MacDonald, along with former Sony studio chairman Amy Pascal (who bought the rights in 2014 while an executive). Mattel's President and COO of Richard Dickson, who over the past two years has worked to modernize the brand, will serve as executive producer. Pascal had alluded to talking to an Oscar-winning actress for the role of Barbie in her recent interview with The New York Times, which was no secret around town was Hathaway, but no one knew if the deal would make because of scheduling conflicts. Olivia Milch ("Oceans Eight") was brought on to rewrite the script in the hope of getting Hathaway. If a deal can be made, Hathaway would play a character who lives in Barbieland, where she gets kicked out basically because she's not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn't quite fit the mold. She then goes on an adventure in the real world, and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection. The film is expected to be PG and a broader family comedy along the lines of "Splash," "Enchanted" and "Big." Mattel has been fiercely protective of the Barbie brand, as any corporation would be. Barbie has transformed over generations as society has changed, adding people of color in the 1960s, changing stereotypes from Queen of the Prom and airline outfits to keeping in step with today's ever-evolving, more diverse world. Barbie now incorporates different occupations and body types to become all-inclusive and to reflect the population. Mattel even has Petite Barbie and Tall Barbie. It also started a Barbie YouTube channel. The brand itself is huge, logging in with sales of more than $3 billion worldwide. Few know, but Barbie -- in her inception -- actually was based on a German doll and racy comic book character named Lily. But that was many decades ago. Ruth Handler modeled Barbie after Lily and then the doll was introduced at the 1959 World's Fair in Moscow. Hathaway won her Oscar for "Les Miserables," was just onscreen in "Colossal" and co-stars in next year's "Ocean's Eight." She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane Offer. Jones is repped by Paradigm, 3 Arts and Lichter Grossman. (PageSix)

Mel Gibson Crime Drama 'Dragged Across Concrete' Adds Tory Kittles. Tory Kittles has joined Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in Dragged Across Concrete, the gritty crime thriller from Bone Tomahawk filmmaker S. Craig Zahler. The Liongate/Summit movie, which also counts Jennifer Carpenter and Laurie Holden in its cast, is currently shooting in Vancouver. The script centers on two policemen -- one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn) -- who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics becomes the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows. Kittles will play a man recently released from prison who, in an attempt to do right by his struggling mother and little brother, gets mixed up with a big-time Russian drug trafficker who Gibson and Vaughn's characters are tracking. Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures is producing the film along with Zahler's frequent collaborators, Dallas Sonnier of Cinestate and Assemble Media's Jack Heller. Kjarval's Unified Film Fund I is financing. Sefton Fincham of Look to the Sky Films is also producing. Kittles just completed Richard II at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and is set to return for season three of USA's Carlton Cuse sci-fi series Colony. Other recent credits include HBO's True Detective and the war thriller Man Down starring Gary Oldman and Shia LaBeouf. Kittles is repped by APA and Circle of Confusion. (Hollywood Reporter)

Next James Bond Movie Sets 2019 Release Date. 007 will be back in 2019. The next installment in the James Bond franchise has set a release date of Nov. 8, 2019. This will be the 25th installment in the long-running series. Daniel Craig, who has held a license to kill since first playing Bond in 2006's Casino Royale, has not been announced as being back as the British Secret Service agent, with EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer saying casting will be announced at a later date. A director has also not been revealed (Sam Mendes helmed the previous two installments). The script is coming from Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on Craig's four Bond films: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. While the date is set, many other things about Bond 25 remain unclear. MGM and EON have no U.S. studio partner on the movie and are in secret talks with several contenders after its four-picture deal with Sony expired with Spectre. Sources say Sony and Warner Bros. are vying for the rights. It is also unclear whether Craig will return. The actor has spoken disdainfully about continuing as Bond in the past, but more recent rumors have painted a more softened tone from the actor. Among the stars who have been seen as waiting in the wings to take on the role should Craig retire include Idris Elba, Tim Hiddleston, Damien Lewis, Tom Hardy and The Hobbit actor Aidan Turner. The franchise has been very successful with Craig in the starring role. 2012's Skyfall earned $1.1 billion, while 2015's Spectre earned $880 million. Bond 25 will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. It is set to open the same day as an untitled Disney fairy tale movie. (Hollywood Reporter)

Almodovar Cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine to Get Locarno Festival Honor. The Spanish cinematographer will receive this year's Vision Award. The Locarno Festival will pay tribute to Spanish cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine on Aug. 10. Organizers said Tuesday that he will get the Vision Award, a prize honoring technical achievements and advancements in film. Alcaine is best known for his work with Pedro Almodovar, defining the strong colors and high-contrast landscapes in films including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Bad Education (2004), Volver (2006) and The Skin I Live In (2011). He is credited with helping to define the look of Spanish cinema in the 1980s, also working with directors from Victor Erice to Fernando Trueba. He has also often worked with Italian directors, including Alberto Lattuada, Fabio Carpi and Giovanni Veronesi. Alcaine is currently working on Brian De Palma's new thriller Domino, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten. He is also working on Asghar Farhadi's next project, starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. "Film is not just storytelling but first and foremost a gaze on the world, and that world sees the light thanks to artists like Alcaine who can impress upon film-and now on digital formats-both the tints and shadows of human skin and the extraordinary work of actors and art designers," said Locarno director Carlo Chatrian. Previous winners of the Locarno Vision Award include Douglas Trumbull (2013), Garrett Brown (2014), Walter Murch (2015) and Howard Shore (2016). The 70th Locarno Festival takes place Aug. 2-Aug. 12. (Hollywood Reporter)

Sorry, Sex And The City Fans! Chris Noth Doesn't Want To Play Mr. Big Anymore! Victory for Aidan fans! Last week, Chris Noth -- aka Mr. Big from Sex And The City -- attended the Manhunt: Unabomber premiere in New York where he made it clear he does NOT want to play Carrie Bradshaw's primary love interest anymore! He told US Weekly: "I feel like we told that story... I don't think there's anything left for me to say about that. I want to tell other stories." The 62-year-old starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in the hit show from 1998–2004, in addition to appearing in two movies. While The Good Wife alum appreciates his fan base, he doesn't truly understand his character's appeal! "I accept it. I may not understand it but I accept it. I think they just love the fashion... The thing that I don't understand is the idea of Mr. Big because-he wasn't the guy that got away. They were always dance partners. Sometimes they went away for a little while and she had a bunch of other guys and he got married." As we reported, OG book author Candace Bushnell said she doesn't think Carrie would have ended up with the businessman IRL! "Well, I think, in real life, Carrie and Big wouldn't have ended up together. But at that point the TV show had become so big. Viewers got so invested in the storyline of Carrie and Big that it became a bit like Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett." (Perez Hilton)

TV

Get Ready for Disenchantment, The Simpsons Creator Matt Groening's New Animated Netflix Series. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is heading to Netflix for a new "adult" animated comedy series. The streaming platform announced Disenchantment, a new animated series from Groening, starring Broad City's Abbi Jacobson, Friends From College's Nat Faxon and Adult Swim veteran Eric Andre. Disenchantment is set in the crumbing medieval kingdom of Dreamland, with the series following adventures (or misadventures) of Bean, a hard-drinking princess, her elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. "Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools," Netflix said in a release. "Ultimately," Groening said in a statement, "Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you." Jacobson voices Bean, Faxon is Elfo and Andre is Lucy, with other voices provided by Groening series veterans including John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding and Lucy Montgomery. Rought Draft Studios, the people behind Futurama, are animating the 20-episode series. The series will debut 10 episodes at a time starting in 2018. "Matt Groening's brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn't be happier to work with him on Disenchantment," Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, said in a statement. "The series will bear his trademark animation style and biting wit, and we think it's a perfect fit for our many Netflix animation fans." (Eonline)

Kate Gosselin Gets Emotional While Celebrating Sextuplets' 13th Birthday Without Collin: "It's a Bittersweet Moment." For Kate Gosselin, her sextuplets' 13th birthday was an emotional one. The Kate Plus 8 reality star rang in her kids' latest milestone with a camp-themed soiree, but one Gosselin teen was noticeably missing from the pack -- Collin. As the mom of eight confirmed to People last summer, her son has special needs and has been away at a program designed to help him gain better "life skills." Despite Collin's absence, the family carried on during the premiere episode aired on Monday night. While the boys, Aaden and Joel, had fun with a scavenger hunt and cooking over a camp fire, the ladies, Alexis, Hannah and Leah, enjoyed mani-pedis and arts and crafts. Soon, it came time to blow out the candles on their customized cakes and make some wishes for the year ahead. Meanwhile, for Kate, Collin was not far from her mind. "The photos around the cake, I have them for every year, every child, every birthday. We always have the big birthday party at home on their birthday...got 'em for every year," Kate explained. "This year [was] much like last year, obviously the difference is that Collin wasn't there." As she emotionally continued, "I am comforted with the fact that my kids, all of them, each unique child, is receiving exactly what they need and that hasn't changed." However, that doesn't mean the family doesn't feel an emptiness in their clan. "I've said that before, I'll say it again. It's a bittersweet moment...we've had many of them. You can't do anything without realizing he's missing, so we may not say it, but it's always there." (Eonline)

Like many people with fluctuating weight, Shannon Beador has been avoiding the scale. But in PEOPLE's exclusive clip from Monday's Real Housewives of Orange County, the mother of three finally steps on the scale for the first time -- where she not only learns just how much weight she's gained but also that she's on the fast-track for diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The emotional scene goes down when Shannon visits Tim Ramirez, DC, a holistic specialist whose chiropractic work and sports exercises helps his clients achieve a healthy body. "I'm ready to lose the weight. I mean, Tim it's not normal. I've gained so much weight in a year. I got stressed," the 53-year-old tells him -- explaining how false allegations that her husband David Beador was physically abusive pushed her to eat more. "I didn't want to hurt David because we both have been through enough." After telling Ramirez she's done letting other people affect her, Shannon steps on the scale- something she says hasn't done because "it's not my friend." When she last weighed in with Ramirez in 2015, she was 134 lbs. -- which was up from her usual 118-120 lb. range. This time? Shannon weighs in at 172.2 lbs. "RHOC's" Kelly Dodd Says Shannon Beador's Weight Gain Is Not Vicki Gunvalson's Fault "RHOC's" Kelly Dodd doesn't regret repeating claims made over Shannon Beador & Tamra Judge's husbands. The checkup surprises Ramirez, who is far more concerned with Shannon's body fat percentage. "The weight is not devastating, the thing that is rocking my boots here is the body fat: 40 percent," he tells her. "Almost half of your body has converted to fat. Half. It's the stuff that kills people. 40 percent, we're sprinting to diabetes, we're sprinting to cardiovascular disease. At 50-plus [years old] with these numbers? It is a huge red flag." "We have some work to do," he adds. Shannon, understandably, doesn't take the information lightly -- and holds back tears as she strips down to her sports bra for photos. "I just don't understand how I let myself go," she confesses to the audience, finally breaking down in tears and explaining that she was never more than a size 4 her whole life. "When I look at myself in the mirror, I don't know who I am. I don't like to do it. I don't look because I don't know who it is." Half Their Size: Ashley O'Reilly Was Inspired by a Friends Weight Loss After gaining weight as a fast-food loving teenager, Ashley O'Reilly found out about a friends success on Nutrisystem and followed in her footsteps She also reveals her frustration over the criticisms that have come her way over the past few months. "People say, 'Oh you have too many fillers.' No it's called f -- ing weight gain," she says. "They say, 'Did you have a boob job?' Not it's called weight gain." The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo. (People)

"The Real Housewives of New York City" could become more diverse for its upcoming 10th season -- according to insiders close to the show who tell Page Six that the search will be on for a minority cast member. "After nine seasons, the show's been very white, and in the most diverse, melting pot of a city," says one insider of the New York show, who added that Bravo will angle to make the cast more diverse. The insider said, "They just shot the reunion -- so now is the time [that] they start really looking at what they'll do with the next cast." Another source close to the cast told us, "New York is such a diverse city. The show should definitely reflect that." Star Bethenny Frankel -- a close confidante of Bravo exec-turned-host Andy Cohen, who has his ear -- recently said she's in favor of shaking things up, telling Parade this month: "I would like to see some younger cast members. I'd like to see an African-American woman on the show. I suggested someone who didn't work out. There are really no Jewish women in the cast. There are also no Asian, Latino or gay women on the show. I'd like it to represent New York more." The show added Jules Wainstein in Season 8, whose tagline was, "A Jew and an Asian walk into a bar .?.?. Then they had me!" Carole Radziwill groused on-camera of the newcomer, who exited after just one season, "She's Asian and Jewish, but you don't have to remember that 'cause she'll tell you, like, two dozen times." A source told us that whoever joins for Season 10 will likely be someone already associated with the women on the series. "Unless you're famous, you really have to be friends with someone on the show to get cast," the source said. Like Frankel, we hear that veteran cast member Luann D'Agostino has also suggested a pal as a possible castmate. For its current season, the show added onetime top socialite Tinsley Mortimer and has been on a ratings roll by regularly winning the Wednesday cable ratings, according to Nielsen numbers. A Bravo rep did not get back to us. (Page Six)

HBO, Russia's Amedia Strike Exclusive Deal. The agreement makes the Russian company the "home of HBO," with rights to air first-run shows and HBO's entire programming library. HBO has struck a multi-year deal with major Russian TV and SVOD company Amedia, providing Amedia with the right to air first-run HBO shows and HBO's entire programming library exclusively in Russia. The deal makes Amedia Premium HD, consisting of Amedia Premium and Amedia Hit television networks and SVOD service Amediateka, the "home of HBO" as of July. So far, Amedia, as well as CTC, have aired HBO shows under non-exclusive deals. Most recently, Amedia has aired major U.S. television series, including HBO hit show Game of Thrones. Under the deal, all new HBO TV series, films, documentaries, concerts and special events will premiere in Russia on the Amedia TV network simultaneously with releases in the U.S. "Amedia TV has always been a leader and innovator in the premium space," said Charles Schreger, HBO president for programming sales. "Recognizing the aggregated value of HBO programming, Amedia TV is creating an unprecedented proposition for its customers." "Under our new relationship with HBO, Amedia's status as the leader of premium pay television and SVOD in Russia and the [Commonwealth of Independent States] becomes paramount, guaranteeing premium content to our customers for years to come," said Denis Gorshkov, CEO of Amedia TV Russia. Founded in 2002 by producer Alexander Akopov, Amedia first made a name for itself as a production company for several high-profile TV series, such as Poor Nastya, before launching television networks and an online video service. Showtime has a similar strategy in international markets. Two months ago, it entered an exclusive deal with France's CanalPlus. (Hollywood Reporter)

Former 'Doctor Who' Showrunner Russell T. Davies to Get Edinburgh TV Festival Honor. The BAFTA-winning producer and writer is also behind such shows as 'Queer as Folk' and 'Torchwood.' Russell T. Davies, the BAFTA-winning British producer who famously revived Doctor Who in 2005 and served as showrunner until 2010, is set to receive the outstanding achievement award at the upcoming Edinburgh TV Festival. The honor will be presented by Nicola Shindler, founder of Red Production Company and a long-time collaborator of Davies since his 1999 series Queer as Folk, followed by an in conversation session, in which he will discuss his shows, including Doctor Who spin-offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. "I am delighted that Russell is returning to the TV Festival to receive our outstanding achievement award," said advisory chair Diederick Santer. "He's the man behind some of the nation's favorite dramas, and his career continues to be incredibly successful and remarkably varied. I am very excited to hear what will no doubt be an insightful and funny look back over 30 years of great work." Davies is currently adapting the novel A Very English Scandal, with Stephen Frears set to direct and Hugh Grant starring, for the BBC. The Edinburgh TV Festival will run Aug. 23- Aug. 25. (Hollywood Reporter)

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