Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton Welcome Baby No. 2. Congratulations are in order! Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton have welcomed their second child, The Daily Mail reports. No other information was released by the notoriously private couple, but the family of four was spotted shopping in Hampstead Monday. The Pearl Harbor hunk and his longtime girlfriend, a British actress who co-starred alongside Hartnett in The Lovers, also share an almost 2-year-old daughter. Josh and Tamsin's first child was born in November 2015 -- three years after their romance sparked. Hartnett, 38, surprised fans with a sly pregnancy announcement when he stepped out with Egerton at Vanity Fair's 2017 Oscars After-Party, who showcased a small baby bump under a sleek black dress. Tamsin confirmed she was expecting on social media weeks later. Tamsin appeared heavily pregnant (and incredibly chic!) when she attended a preview party for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London with her leading man on June 7. Josh has previously spoken out about the joys of fatherhood, most recently during an appearance on Good Morning Britain last May. "It changes everything, what can you say?" the actor gushed. "The rubber finally meets the road and everything you have done beforehand is just preamble. You're actually living your life for the first time because everything matters a bit more doesn't it?" "For me, it's not just about who I'm potentially working with," the Penny Dreadful star shared when asked about his future career choices. "I just want to take that opportunity and I want to live as much of a full life as I can because I'm taking care of my daughter and thinking about her." Enjoy the little one, you two! (Eonline)

Riverdale Star Tiera Skovbye Is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Jameson Parker. Riverdale star Tiera Skovbye had a pretty epic weekend. The Canadian actress, who plays Polly Cooper on the hit CW show, took to Instagram on Monday to announce that over the weekend she got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, producer Jameson Parker. Along with a trio of photos of the smiley twosome, Tiera wrote, "This weekend was something out of a dream. The love of my life surprised the crap out of me and asked me to marry him in his childhood bedroom (not planned, I'm really hard to surprise)." The 22-year-old wrote, "We got to spend the rest of the weekend hanging out on the lake with both of our families and it was absolutely wonderful. I'm over the [moon] happy. #gettinghitched #heputaringonit #imgonnabeaparker #evenlambsgetmarried." The couple have been together more than two years and recently collaborated on the film, Summer of '84, which Tiera starred in and Jameson produced. The film is about a 15-year-old boy who becomes convinced that his next-door neighbor (played by Mad Men's Rich Sommer) is a killer. Additionally, Tiera's CW show won for Choice Drama TV show at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards Sunday night. Talk about a big weekend! Before she nabbed the role of knocked-up Polly, Tiera was "so excited" to be playing Elizabeth Berkley in Lifetime's The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story. The Canuck also appeared in two episodes of Supernatural. (Eonline)

'Hocus Pocus' star announces pregnancy with cheeky photo. Vinessa Shaw better keep away from the Sanderson Sisters. The "Hocus Pocus" actress, who played Allison in the classic Halloween movie, announced she was pregnant on social media over the weekend. "Great News! We are proud and excited to share that we are expecting a little one early next year!" she wrote alongside a photo of her and husband Kristopher Gifford on Instagram. "My hubby is a graphic designer, so I hope you appreciate his cheekiness." The "Ray Donovan" alum, 41, then followed up with another version of a pregnancy announcement that referenced her classic Disney role. "Maybe I should have used this for my pregnancy announcement?? #anythinggoes," she wrote. This will be the couple's first child. (PageSix)

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Seeing Each Other Again: Why We're Not Surprised. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are giving things a shot once more. The couple -- who called things off in March after 10 months -- were spotted arriving to Ed Sheeran's Los Angeles concert at the Staples Center over the weekend with the pop star hanging onto the actor as they rode in on his motorcycle. Now, E! News can confirm they're seeing each other once again. "They have never cut communication since they broke up," a source told us. "They just took a break because it was the best thing for them at that time, [but they] are seeing each other again." The insider added, "Katy and Orlando want this to work this time, so they are working on mending their relationship. They've had some really good talks and have a better understanding on their needs. Time will tell at this point, but [things are] looking very positive." In fact, we're told they don't even care who knows about their rekindled romance. "When they went out in public, they were aware that people would start speculating that they were back on, and they are OK with that," the source explained. "They love each other and never stopped." Not to mention, based upon their dating history, this rekindling shouldn't come as a massive surprise. For example, Perry dated John Mayer on and off for several years. They first began dating in August 2012 before we confirmed they split up in March 2013, only to get back together again in June 2013. Fast forward to February 2014, and the pair split up once again, but (you guessed it), they rekindled once more in April 2015. They finally decided to call things off once and for all in July 2015. But she's not alone! Bloom has also rekindled romances with exes in the past. He dated Kate Bosworth on and off for four years, from 2002 to 2006, before they eventually called it quits. Bosworth said of their final split, "You know when you put all your chips into something, then it disappears? [The break-up] sent me into such pain, I think I had actual vertigo. I was like, 'Is this my new reality? Will anything be normal again?'" She continued, "Then one day, you wake up and you think, 'OK, I'll never be the same, but I'll survive and I'll grow from it.'" And she certainly has! The actress is happily married to director Michael Polish, who she wed in 2013. Bloom, on the other hand, went on to marry Miranda Kerr in 2010 before they divorced in 2013. (Eonline)

Aaron Rodgers rebounds from Olivia Munn with soccer star. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers really has moved on from his former longtime girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn. Rodgers was spotted on a date with soccer player Marie Margolius at the Martignetti brothers' Upper East Side celebrity haunt the East Pole on Sunday night. "They arrived at around 10?p.m. and seemed to be on a date. He wore a baseball cap and asked for the quietest, most out-of-the-way table possible. His hat was tilted down. It definitely seemed like he wanted to be incognito," an insider told us. The athletic duo sat close to each other in a quiet booth and feasted on cheeseburgers and monkfish and drank malbec and pinot noir. We're told they ended the evening by sipping espresso and strolling together down the street. Margolius, 24, is nearly a decade younger than Rodgers, who is 33, and she's much more under-the-radar than his Hollywood actress ex, Munn. The soccer star is a native of Acton, Mass., and graduated from Harvard University in 2015. She played soccer for Ope IF in Sweden after college. Rodgers was with "The Newsroom" star Munn for three years before they broke it off in April. At the time, Us Weekly reported that "the big issue is that Olivia doesn't get along with his family. They think she's controlling," a source told the magazine. Rodgers' relationship with his family continues to be "complicated," even with Munn out of the picture. It was reported in June that Rodgers still wasn't talking to his family after a rift developed over Munn. The football star has since been linked to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kelly Rohrbach and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. Pals of Rohrbach and Rodgers insisted that the two are "just friends." Vonn also shut down dating buzz after fans spotted her comments on Rodgers' Instagram posts. "Everyone is kind of blowing this Instagram comment thing with me and Aaron out of proportion. We're friends." Vonn said. A rep for Rodgers would not comment on the nature of his relationship with Margolius, and she could not be reached. (PageSix)

Why Oprah never married Steadman. After 31 years together, Oprah Winfrey and boyfriend Stedman Graham have no intentions of getting married. However, the 63-year-old star wants people to know that they are both perfectly content with that fact. Speaking in the upcoming September issue of Vogue, the former talk show host was asked what being in a long term relationship, but not ever getting married, taught her about women in our society. "Live life on your own terms," she responded. Winfrey went on to explain that the topic of marriage never really came up between her and Graham. The only time it did was when she asked him what would have happened if they'd ever actually got married. "We wouldn't be together," he responded. "We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world. His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that," Winfrey said. As Entertainment Tonight notes, the star's status as the founder of a media empire has made it difficult to keep her relationship moving on her own terms over the years. In 2016, she was forced to take to Twitter and shut down rumors that she and Graham were planning a wedding. For now, it seems that Winfrey and Graham are content to live as boyfriend and girlfriend to one another rather than husband and wife. (PageSix)

Mindy Kaling Shares She's 'Really Excited' About Becoming a Mom in First Interview About Pregnancy. Mindy Kaling is ready for baby! The actress confirmed she was pregnant and shared she was "really excited" for motherhood in a sit down with Willie Geist for Sunday Today-the first time she's spoken about her happy news. "It's so unknown to me," Kaling said in a preview for the interview. "I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I'm like, 'OK, it's out of my hands,' which is kind of a fun feeling." The Mindy Project star looked to her own mother, who died in 2012 of pancreatic cancer, for inspiration on what kind of parent she wants to be. "My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did," she explained. "My career choice was not something that she was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that. And if I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I'd be so happy." Of course, Kaling also threw in some of her trademark humor. "It's so easy to criticize parenting until you're a parent, so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I'll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child," she joked. The interview will air in its entirety on Sept. 10. Fans were pleasantly surprised when news broke July 17 that Kaling is expecting her first child. "Being a mom is something she's always talked about, but never spoke of a set plan or anything in terms of a timeline of when she wanted it to happen," an insider told PEOPLE. The actress recently moved to a bigger, family-friendly Los Angeles house with an expansive backyard. A source has said the Kaling "just started telling her friends that she's pregnant, but she's not telling anyone -- not even close friends -- who the father is." The Hulu star has called being pregnant "a sacred thing," but told PEOPLE in 2015 that she'd stopped looking at getting married and having a child as a goal: "I have to stop making lists and hopes for myself because if they don't happen, then I feel I haven't achieved my full potential." At that time, Kaling also said she felt happiest when she was "able to sleep for eight or nine hours after having, like, two Moscow mules." But following a moment of reflection, The Office alum revised her answer. "I don't have children," she said. "Maybe looking into your child's eyes is a better answer." (People)

Jesse Williams slammed people for claiming he nonchalantly ended his 13-year marriage just for a "cute girl" with whom he was working ... well that may not be why his marriage ended, but it seems he's with that cute girl. The girl in question is Minka Kelly and it appears the pair enjoyed another date night ... this time at Largo at the Coronet in L.A. We saw them together last month all incognito at the movies. Jesse made a cameo on Jay-Z's "Footnotes from 4:44" where he blasted those for suggesting he left his wife for Minka's hot bod. Reading between the lines, it seems like what he's saying is that he and his wife called it quits before Minka entered the pic. (TMZ)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are deep in divorce talks, and there is NO talk of reconciliation, contrary to some media reports. Several stories have surfaced recently suggesting the divorce is on hold and they are thinking of rebooting the relationship. Sources connected to the couple say nothing could be further from the truth. We're told both sides are hashing out both child custody and property settlements, and the divorce is full steam ahead. One reason they will never get back together ... Angelina made extremely damaging allegations against Brad, claiming he was abusive to their kids. The investigations triggered by the allegations ultimately exonerated Pitt. Brad hasn't hidden his feeling about the children -- they're at the top of his priority list, so it seems they're at the point of no return in terms of reconciling. (TMZ)

Jesse Williams' wife says he is a reckless parent who has fits of rage and worries he exposes their kids to a "revolving door" of women ... this according to new, explosive divorce docs. Aryn Drake-Lee has unloaded on the "Grey's Anatomy" star, demanding sole custody for a variety of reasons. She says the children are being emotionally compromised because Jesse has exposed them to at least one intimate partner and possibly more. She wants the judge to order him to keep girlfriends away from the kids until he dates them for 6 months. Aryn goes on, claiming Jesse has a violent temper and cites a road rage incident last month with his next-door neighbor. She says after an argument the neighbor flipped off Jesse, and he then "aggressively pursued him in his car" with their 2 kids inside. She says Jesse threatened to kill him. She's also pissed off that Jesse posts pics of their kids on social media and says he's doing it as a "buffer for the negative talk about him in the media." As we reported, it appears Jesse is dating Minka Kelly and that might be behind some of her fury. Jesse has insisted his 13-year relationship and 5-year marriage didn't end because of a "cute girl." She says the kids are showing psychological signs of damage and wants the judge to correct things, stat. (TMZ)

Aaron Carter's life is spiraling out of control, and he's spreading lies about his former publicist to cover it up ... according to a threatening legal letter obtained by TMZ. Jon Lewandowski's lawyers fired off the ultimatum to Carter Monday, threatening to sue if he doesn't stop making "false, fabricated and defamatory statements." According to the letter ... Aaron's made claims that Lewandowski stole money from him and damaged his career. Lewandowski's lawyers claim the opposite is true -- that Carter actually owes him money for repping him as his publicist and manager. According to the letter, he had to sever ties with the singer due to his "increasingly alarming and reckless behavior," and because he made threats of violence. The letter makes it clear ... Aaron needs to stop talking trash about Lewandowski -- specifically to the media -- or he'll face legal consequences. We've reached out to Aaron's camp ... no comment. (TMZ)

Tiger Woods had 5 different drugs in his system at the time of his DUI arrest -- including painkillers and THC, the main chemical compound in marijuana. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office released the toxicology report from the May 29 arrest -- in which Tiger was whacked out of his mind when officers found his car on the side of the road. The report shows Tiger tested positive for Hydrocodone (painkiller, generic form of Vicodin), Hydromorphone (powerful painkiller known as Dilaudid), Alprazolam (aka Xanax), Zolpidem (sleeping pill also known as Ambien) and THC. Woods had chalked up the arrest to an unexpected reaction to prescription medication -- "I didn't realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly." He never mentioned weed. Woods announced he was getting treatment after the arrest and later struck a deal with prosecutors to enter a DUI diversion program. The program essentially means Woods gets 12 months' probation and he's required to complete DUI education classes. (TMZ)

Tiger Woods Speaks Out After His DUI Toxicology Report Is Made Public. Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system at the time of his DUI arrest on May 29. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office released the toxicology report Monday, which showed that the professional golfer tested positive for Alprazolam, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, THC and Zolpidem. In May, Woods said, "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly." At the time, though, he didn't mention marijuana. In early July, Woods confirmed he had completed an out-of-state intensive program. Woods first announced he would be getting treatment in June, and last week, he struck a plea deal with prosecutors to enter a DUI diversion program. As part of the agreement, he is on 12 months' probation and is required to complete DUI education classes. After the toxicology results were made public, Woods issued a statement Monday morning. "As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications. Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance. I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I've made significant progress," the athlete told E! News. "I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me." As for his back injury, Woods said he is on the mend. "I recently spoke to my surgeon and he's very pleased with how my fusion is healing. I'm right on schedule." In fact, the 41-year-old PGA Tour winner said, "I'm now doing some light lifting, riding a stationary bike and putting a little." (Eonline)

Taylor Swift Releases Statement Following Groping Trial Victory: ''My Hope Is to Help Those Whose Voices Should Also Be Heard." Taylor Swift has spoken out following the conclusion of her groping trial. In case you missed it, the 27-year-old singer won her case against the Colorado-based radio DJ, David Mueller, who groped her butt underneath her skirt during a fan meet-and-greet in 2013. The jury found Mueller guilty of assault and battery. Swift spoke out regarding her victory and announced she'll move forward by helping sexual assault victims in the future. "I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration," she said, adding, "My attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process." She also announced, "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves." Meanwhile, Mueller was fired from his job at 98.5 KYGO radio after Swift said he reached up her skirt and groped her when they posed to take a photo in 2013. Two years later, Mueller filed a lawsuit against Swift, claiming he was fired from his job over "false allegations." Swift responded by filing a counter suit for assault and battery shortly thereafter. The highly-publicized case began Monday with the jury selection and continued into four days of testimony from Swift, her mother Andrea Swift and her former bodyguard, Greg Dent. The Grammy winner took the stand last Thursday, offering a gripping summary (which was met with appreciation from fellow celebrities) of the sexual assault, and she became emotional during the attorneys' closing arguments earlier. After four hours of deliberating, the jury came to a unanimous decision, finding Mueller guilty of assault and battery. Swift left the courthouse winning the $1 she requested in punitive damages. (Eonline)

Usher will not settle with the people suing him for allegedly exposing them to the herpes virus ... sources close to the singer tell TMZ. The sources say there have been no settlement talks -- none -- and we're told Usher has no interest in making the claims go away in return for money. As we reported, 4 people -- 3 women and a man -- are suing Usher, claiming they had sexual contact and he didn't inform them he allegedly had genital herpes. Usher hasn't addressed the herpes allegations. There's one caution ... as one source put it, although settlement isn't on the table, as lawsuits progress there's always a cost/benefit analysis based on money -- how much it costs to defend yourself against a lawsuit vs. how much it costs to end it. (TMZ)

The stuntwoman who was killed on the set of "Deadpool 2" has been identified ... and she was a professional road racer. The victim was Joi "SJ" Harris, a professional motorcycle racer from Brooklyn, NY and the first African-American licensed female in the sport ... her family confirms to TMZ. She was not a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists -- a Canadian actors union. "Deadpool 2" was also her first film as a stunt driver. We broke the story ... Harris lost control of her motorcycle during filming in Vancouver, which sent her airborne through a glass window of a ground floor studio. Eyewitnesses say the brakes were never applied ... and she was also not wearing a helmet. She died on the scene. Weeks before her tragic death, Harris tweeted she had just fully healed from an injury involving her wrist and was ready to ride again. She had also fallen from a motorcycle before and filmed the fall. It's unclear how old Harris was at the time of her death. Still ... RIP. (TMZ)

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Jennifer Lawrence Needs a Drinking Buddy -- and It Could Be You. It's no secret that Jennifer Lawrence loves a hearty pour. "My signature scent probably is already red wine," the Hunger Games actress jokingly told Glamour magazine in 2015. "I'm sure it's always seeping from my pores. I smell like a cabernet." But as it turns out, Lawrence has a lot to learn about wine. As the Oscar winner told a Vogue interviewer that same year, "I always forget you're supposed to chill rose; I'm new money." Lawrence is ready to learn, and she wants one of her fans to join her. On Tuesday -- her 27th birthday -- she announced a new partnership with Omaze, an online fundraising platform that offers people once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive swag for backing charitable causes. The cause du jour? Represent.Us, which aims to pass anticorruption laws in local, national and state government. (Lawrence is a board member.) "If you're a Republican, if you're liberal, it doesn't matter," she said in Vogue's September issue. The goal of the organization, Lawrence explained, is "getting money and corruption out of politics," thereby "freeing our democracy." Wherever people fall on the political spectrum, "We can't continue this divide and anger," she said. "There are issues affecting us as human beings, not as liberals and not as Republicans." Now especially, she said, "We have to protect the foundation of this country, and acceptance." ...which brings Lawrence back to her Omaze campaign. One lucky winner and a friend will be flown out to California and put in a 4-star hotel. Once there, they will "picnic among the vines and play lawn games at the vineyard" with Lawrence. Depending on the size of the donation, fans will receive a set of two wine charms, two wine tumblers and a "We Run This" T-shirt -- and the bigger the donation, the more chances to win. (If the winner is under 21 or not a drinker, other beverages will be provided.) Lawrence filmed a hilarious PSA-style video to raise awareness for the campaign. "You want to help stop political corruption in America and drink a ton of wine? Well, you've come to the right video," the actress says. "I'm here to give you and a friend a chance to come wine tasting with me in California to benefit Represent.Us. It'll be great. We'll hang out, drink some wine, talk politics, drink wine, maybe we'll call your ex, maybe we'll call my ex -- who knows? The point is, we'll have fun. And I know what you're thinking: 'Jen, why would I go wine tasting with you? You probably can't tell the difference between a review of great wine and a review of one of your movies.' Well, that's rude...and weirdly, very, very specific. I'm not just going to play a game to prove to you that I know the difference between a wine review and a movie review." Except...that's exactly what happens. Lawrence's Omaze campaign ends in 42 days. "The best part of this whole thing is that every entry supports Represent.Us, a grassroots campaign that brings together people from across the political spectrum to pass anticorruption laws and fix our broken elections," Lawrence says. "Enter now and I'll see you in wine country!" (Eonline)

Cindy Crawford would have been a teacher if not a model. Cindy Crawford once planned to enrich young minds. Appearing on Vogue's 73 Questions, the iconic supermodel revealed she would have been a teacher had her modeling career not taken off. But as her 15-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber continues to take the fashion industry by storm, she offered a few words of wisdom to emerging stars. "Be on time and stay off your phone," she said. Crawford, 51, also briefly explained how she once accidentally shared a bed with George Clooney, her husband Rande Gerber's business partner in Casamigos. As expected, the $1 billion tequila brand played a part. "Let's just chalk that up to Casamigos," Crawford said. Crawford previously spoke of the incident on "Conan" in December 2015. "George is very well-behaved now that he is married to the lovely Amal [Clooney], but there was a time before he met Amal that he and Rande had gone out, they did ask me if I wanted to come, but I stayed home, it was a Sunday night and I stayed home with the kids," Crawford shared. "Sometimes if Rande goes out late, he'll go to the guest room, because the kids will end up falling asleep with me in my room." After getting up to check on her spouse of 19 years, she saw him face-down on the bed with his motorcycle boots still on. "So I go over and I'm like, 'Hey babe,' and he looks and it wasn't Rande, it was George. And I don't know who was more shocked, me or George." (PageSix)

Mariah Carey is getting new neighbors. I'm not sure how Mariah Carey avoids tan lines, but if she sunbathes on her rooftop terrace in Tribeca, she'll soon have a big audience. The pop star has lived for 17 years in a triplex penthouse in Franklin Tower designed by Mario Buatta. But the "Jenga Building" at 56 Leonard -- so named for its cantilevered floors -- is kitty-corner to her building. And her new neighbors, many with terraces looking down on her aerie, are about to move in. The 60-story tower at Church Street, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, has 145 condo units, including a penthouse that sold for $47 million. Mariah's fiercely protective manager, Stella Bulochnikov, didn't get back to me. (PageSix)

Even Floyd Mayweather's closest friends don't think the boxer has a real shot of knocking out Conor McGregor next weekend ... just ask Justin Bieber. Mayweather told the media last week he's gunning to finish the UFC star long before the 12th round when they clash on August 26. Tons of boxing experts are also predicting a K.O. But not Biebs. The singer hit up Runyon Canyon for his own workout when he poo-poo'd the knockout talk -- though it's clear he's still pickin' Floyd to get the W. Bieber's been hardcore Team Mayweather for years -- and even walked the boxer into the ring for the Pacquaio fight. (TMZ)

Tim Brown is against Marshawn Lynch's national anthem protest -- telling TMZ Sports, "Why bring negativity to this incredible, positive situation?" Brown is a Raiders icon -- one of the greatest players in franchise history who's still very involved with the team. So, we asked #81 how he felt about Oakland's star running back taking a seat during the anthem at the pre-season game in Arizona this weekend. Brown didn't hold back. "Why man? Why bring this to yourself? He has the perfect thing going on in Oakland. Why bring negativity to this incredible positive situation? ... I just don't get it." "I understand these guys man, they're trying to make statements and they're trying to be a part of this world but football is where people go to get away from that stuff." Brown says he's confident Raiders honchos would support Marshawn's causes any way the team could outside the stadium ... but he just feels the political and social statements don't belong at work. (TMZ)

Manchester Terror Attack Victims' Families to Receive $324,000 Each. The families of the 22 people killed May 22 in a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester will receive $324,000 each via the We Love Manchester Fund, councilor Sue Murphy announced Tuesday. So far, the campaign has received over $23 million in donations. "The city and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack," Murphy told The Guardian, adding that the trustees recognized "that we had to get some of swiftly this to those with immediate needs." "We will now spend some time looking at how we will distribute the rest of the funds," Murphy said. "This will be a complex and sensitive process as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack." The money will be given to just one family member -- the one named as next of kin -- but exceptions will be made in special cases, such as divorced parents of kids who were killed in the attack. "The money is given as a gift, so it's up to them what they do with it." In June, Grande organized a star-studded concert to aid the victims and the deceased victims' families, raising over $13 million; she was later named the first honorary citizen of Manchester. Survivors who were injured during the blast have already received money from the fund. Fifty-seven people who spent seven or more nights in the hospital have been given approximately $77,150 each so far, and 96 people who spent between one night and seven days in hospital have been given $4,500 each. According to a press release, some survivors could receive more money if they happened to recover quickly but had to return to hospital for further operations. Grande previously shared her sympathies via a statement released in May. "My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way. The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out," the pop princess said. "...I am sorry for the pain and fear that you must be feeling and for the trauma that you, too, must be experiencing. We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil. We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win. I don't want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans, the same way they continue to uplift me." "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before," Grande said. "...When you look into the audience at my shows, you see a beautiful, diverse, pure, happy crowd. Thousands of people, incredibly different, all there for the same reason, music. Music is something that everyone on Earth can share. Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So, that is what it will continue to do for us. We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. They will be on my mind and in my heart every day and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life." (Eonline)

Bodybuilding Mom of 2 Reportedly Dies of Protein Overdose. A bodybuilding competitor and mom of two reportedly died June 22 from a protein overdose, according to Perth Now. Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old from Mandurah, Australia, was discovered to have a urea cycle disorder, which blocks the body from correctly breaking down protein. Hefford was preparing for a bodybuilding competition in September and consuming various protein supplements, her mother, Michelle White, tells Perth Now. Hefford had told her mom in June that she was feeling tired and "weird." "I said to her, 'I think you're doing too much at the gym, calm down, slow it down," White said. Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment on June 19 and rushed to the hospital, where it took doctors two days to diagnose her with urea cycle disorder. By that point, the buildup of ammonia in her blood and fluid in her brain was too much, and she was declared brain dead the next day. Coroners listed "intake of bodybuilding supplements" as one of Hefford's causes of death, along with the disorder. Her family is now calling for tighter restrictions on protein supplements. "I know there are people other than Meegan who have ended up in hospital because they've overloaded on supplements," White said. "The sale of these products needs to be more regulated." Hefford was studying paramedicine while working part-time at a hospital. She leaves behind her two children, a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. (People)

Teamsters Union Members Found Not Guilty in Top Chef Extortion Trial. Four Teamster union members have been found not guilty in an extortion case involving Top Chef. On Monday, Boston-based Local 25 union members John Fidler, Daniel Redmond, Robert Cafarelli and Michael Ross were acquitted on counts of conspiracy to extort and attempted extortion, as reported by Boston Globe reporter Maria Cramer inside the court room. The four men were initially accused of disrupting the filming of Top Chef, threatening the crew and demanding the non-union production company agree to hire Local 25 members, Boston station WCVB previously reported. The case stemmed from a June 2014 confrontation between the Teamsters and the show's non-union production company's crew at a Boston restaurant where they were filming scenes for the show's 12th season at the time. During the confrontation, the teamsters were accused of trying to forcibly enter the restaurant while "chest-bumping" and "stomach-bumping" crew members, slashing tires and hurling racial slurs and physical threats at host Padma Lakshmi and other production members. Meanwhile, defense lawyers for the men argued they had exercised their right to picket and did not act unlawfully. The men pleaded not guilty to the charges. Mark Harrington, former secretary-treasurer of Local 25, pleaded guilty last year to attempted extortion as part of a plea deal and was sentenced to two years of probation, six months of house arrest and fines. Lakshmi, who testified during the trial, accused Fidler of bullying her when she arrived to set that day. "One guy came up to the car, and I had the windows down," she said in court, according to Boston Globe reporter Milton Valencia. "He rested his arm on the door when the window was down, [and said], 'Oh looky here, what a pretty face, or what a shame about that pretty face.' And he said something to my driver which was very derogatory." Lakshmi said her heart began pounding, and continued, "I felt he was bullying me. I felt he was saying, 'I might hit you.'" In court on Monday, Fidler rubbed his temples and looked gratefully at the jury after hearing the not guilty verdict, according to Cramer. Judge Douglas Woodlock told the court the case involved difficult questions about labor issues, according to Cramer. As she quoted him in court, "You have been grappling with some of the most difficult issues." (Eonline)

Music

Ne-Yo obviously subscribes to the mantra, "anything you can do, I can do better" ... because he showed an amateur at a karaoke bar how it's done!!! The singer hit up The Good Nite bar in North Hollywood early Sunday morning. Everyone was gettin' down as some dude onstage started singing Ne-Yo's "Because of You." Then, out of nowhere, Ne-Yo joined the dude onstage, grabbed the mic and showed him how it's done. It's pretty awesome ... Ne-Yo busts out an impromptu performance and then bros out with the rook. That's how it's done, Bieber. (TMZ)

Courtroom sketch artist in Taylor Swift trial defends his work. The courtroom sketch artist who drew Taylor Swift during the singer's groping trial is defending his much-maligned work -- saying the songstress is simply too good looking to be drawn perfectly. "A person like Taylor Swift, who is very pretty -- has perfectly proportioned dimensions on the face -- is actually much harder [to sketch]," Jeff Kandyba, a Boulder, CO native and the artist in Taylor Swift's sexual assault lawsuit against a local DJ, told Fox 21 Denver. Swift's fans ridiculed the sketches during the duration of the trial, CNN reported. "How long before Taylor Swift sues this courtroom sketch artist?" Twitter user @dorseyshaw wondered. Others joked that Katy Perry had penned the drawings out of spite, referencing the long-simmering squabble between the two singers. Kandyba said he did a lot of practice sketches before the start of the trial because he was nervous about drawing the songstress. "I'm always drawing people in my head and they always look way better in my head than they do on paper," he said. "It's hard. Some people are just much easier to draw than others." Kandyba has been sketching in Colorado courtrooms since the 1980s and has covered many of the state's high-profile cases. A jury found Monday that ex-radio DJ David Mueller did grope her during a pre-concert photo-op in 2013. (PageSix)

Movies

The tragic death of a stuntwoman on the set of "Deadpool 2" has reminded us that Hollywood stunts can quickly go awry, and they often have through the years. We took a look back at some of the most brutal (and sometimes fatal) stunts that actors and stunt doubles put themselves through for the sake of the job ... and the aftermath ain't pretty. From Dan Bilzerian's porn star rooftop toss in 2014 that left the woman with a shattered foot to the controversial mishandling of a pup on the set of "A Dog's Purpose" earlier this year and everything in between ... this week's latest accident, which left road racer Joi 'SJ' Harris dead, makes the message clear to Tinseltown's performers: BE CAREFUL!!! That means you too, Tom Cruise. (TMZ)

Val Kilmer to Star in Iranian-American Comedy '1st Born' (Exclusive). The film is billed as the first co-production between the two countries. Val Kilmer is going international for his next project. Kilmer has signed on to star in 1st Born, a comedy from Iranian director Ali Atshani. The project centers on a newly married couple newlywed couple, Iranian-born Ben and his American Kate, who are living in California. When the couple's first pregnancy faces complications, both sides of their family must come together -- a rather complicated notion as Ben's father Hamid is anti-American Iranian politician, while Kate's father Biden (played by Kilmer) is an American politician who takes a hardline stance against Iran. 1st Born is notable for being the first joint feature film co-production between Iran and Hollywood, using a cast and crew from both the U.S. and the Middle East. Kilmer is known for roles in Top Gun, Batman Forever, Heat, Tombstone and other hits. Atshani has established himself as a top filmmaker in Iran, helming films such as The President's Cellphone, Wish Bone, Banana Peel, Mr. Alef and Negar's Role. His 2016 film Paradise was a co-production between Iran and Germany. LA Independent Film and Entertainment, based in Hollywood, will produce. Sam Khoze is producing with a team including producer Edwin Avaness and associate producer in Iran Pourya Naserbakht. Sam Khoze, Tarek Zohdy and Medhi Alimirzayi wrote the script. Filming will begin in Los Angeles In August., with other castmembers set to join shortly. (Hollywood Reporter)

Lionsgate, Roadside Acquire Faith Based Drama 'I Can Only Imagine'. Dennis Quaid and Cloris Leachman star in the true-life story from the 'Woodlawn' directors. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions has picked up the North American rights to faith-based feature I Can Only Imagine. Dennis Quaid and Cloris Leachman star in the Jon and Andrew Erwin-directed drama, along with Priscilla Shirer, Madeline Carroll and J. Michael Finley. I Can Only Imagine follows the true story of Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, and how he wrote what is now the most played radio single in Christian music history. Kevin Downes, Cindy Bond and Daryl Lefever are producing. The Erwin brothers are responsible for other faith-based fare, including Woodlawn. The movie will be released on March 16, 2018, opening opposite the Tomb Raider reboot. "Coming on the heels of our faith-based box office hit The Shack, I Can Only Imagine will touch audiences everywhere. We are very excited to bring this wonderful story to the big screen," said Lionsgate president of acquisitions and co-productions Jason Constantine. Added Roadside Attractions co-presidents and co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff: "The Erwins bring world-class storytelling and production values to faith-based films. It's no surprise they have attracted such a phenomenal cast to their latest feature. We are thrilled to be bringing it to theatrical audiences nationwide." (Hollywood Reporter)

'Battle of the Sexes' Getting European Premiere at London Film Festival. Andy Serkis' directorial debut 'Breathe' will open the October event. The 61st edition of the BFI London Film Festival has revealed its second film. With the opening-night curtain raiser already announced as Andy Serkis' directorial debut Breathe, organizers have now unveiled Battle of the Sexes as the festival's American Express Gala, with the film having its European premiere on Oct. 7 in London's Odeon Leicester Square theater. The film- which is world premiering in Toronto in September-tells the story behind the famed 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's champion and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Stone, plus co-stars Andrea Riseborough and Elisabeth Shue, directors Valeria Faris and Jonathan Dayton and even King herself are expected to attend the London screening. Battle of the Sexes is produced by Cloud Eight Films' Christian Colson and Decibel Films' Danny Boyle, the team behind Oscar-winning and nominated films such as Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Steve Jobs. Also producing is Robert Graf, who has previously collaborated with the directors on Ruby Sparks and has produced such projects as Hail, Caesar and No Country for Old Men. The full lineup for the London Film Festival-which runs Oct. 4-Oct. 15-will be revealed on Aug. 31. (Hollywood Reporter)

Prison Documentary 'The Work' Gets Poster, Release Date (Exclusive). The Orchard has set the film set at California's Folsom State Prison for release in late October. The Orchard is set to release prison documentary The Work on Oct. 20 in New York and Oct. 27 in Los Angeles, with more cities following. In the film, level-four inmates at California's Folsom State Prison are joined by three men from outside the penitentiary for a four-day group therapy retreat. Set entirely in one room, the doc follows the men as they engage in the intensive therapy workshop, exiting their comfort zones and stripping down the barriers and stereotypes between the free men and the incarcerated men. The Work is director Jairus McLeary's first documentary. McLeary volunteered at Folsom's therapy workshop for more than a decade before he gained the trust of the participants to film them, and co-director Gethin Aldous also volunteered at Folsom before teaming with McLeary. The Work won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary feature at the SXSW Film Festival and the Audience Award for best documentary at the Sheffield Doc/Feste earlier this year. The Orchard and First Look Media's new entertainment studio Topic acquired North American rights to the film in April. THR's review of The Work called it "a remarkable piece of reportage" and said "it's the way the men watch one another and listen, the way they're fully present, that fuels the documentary. Every interaction has a visceral immediacy as well as a focused mindfulness, all of it illuminated in the dynamic camerawork of cinematographer Arturo Santamaria and his team, as well as Amy Foote's astute editing." (Hollywood Reporter)

Film Arcade, Gravitas Nab Doc About Controversial Anti-Vaccination Figure. The film marks the second directing effort from prolific indie producer Miranda Bailey ('The Squid and the Whale'). The Film Arcade and Gravitas Ventures have acquired Miranda Bailey's documentary The Pathological Optimist, about leading anti-vaccination figure Dr. Andrew Wakefield. The film will be released theatrically by Film Arcade on Sept. 29 followed by a VOD release via Gravitas later this year. Bailey, the producer behind The Squid and the Whale and The Diary of a Teenage Girl, offers a character study of the controversial doctor, one of 13 co-authors of a notorious 1998 paper in the U.K. medical Journal The Lancet that suggested a link between vaccines and autism. As a result, Dr. Wakefield became the public face of what has come to be known as the "anti-vaccination movement." An expat from Britain who currently resides in Austin, Texas, Dr. Wakefield allowed Bailey and her team to follow him and his family for five years beginning in 2011 as he fought a defamation battle in the courts against the British Medical Journal and journalist Brian Deer. The results of that case -- and the self-reflection, pronouncements and observations of Wakefield, his legal team, wife and children -- create a complex and incisive look at one of our era's most fear-provoking and provocative figures. Pathological Optimist takes no sides and instead allows Wakefield and the battles he fought to speak for themselves. The film marks the sophomore helming effort of prolific indie producer Bailey, whose debut, Greenlit, premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW in 2010. Over her 15-year filmmaking career, Bailey has distinguished herself by producing more than 20 films including James Gunn's Super and Sundance breakout Swiss Army Man. On the directing front, she recently completed production on her narrative feature debut, the Jim Gaffigan starrer You Can Choose Your Family. "I've always gravitated toward controversial subject matters in the many films I've produced," Bailey said. "The minefield of strong opinions and disagreements on who Andrew Wakefield is or what Andrew Wakefield has done intrigued me. What I found was a startling portrayal of a modern-day sisyphus; punished by the media and the public yet continuing to push his rock up the hill over and over again." Pathological Optimist was executive produced by Jennifer Fox (My Reincarnation). Founded in 2012, the Film Arcade has released such films as Mike Birbiglia's Don't Think Twice, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs, as well as Josh Mond's James White. Recent Gravitas titles include Katie Holmes' feature directorial debut All We Had and Being Evel, from director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville. The Pathological Optimist deal was brokered by Josh Spector on behalf of Gravitas Ventures and by attorney Greg S. Bernstein on behalf of The Film Arcade. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell Finds Her TV Comeback in Lifetime's You. You is shaping up to be quite the TV comeback vehicle. Just a few weeks after news broke that Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley would be making his return to television in Lifetime's adaptation of Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, E! News can confirm that Shay Mitchell will be following up her seven-season run on Pretty Little Liars with a series regular role in the psychological thriller. Billed as a 21st century love story, You tells the story of Joe (Badgley), a bookstore manager who uses the hyper-connectivity of today's technology to make the woman of dreams, an aspiring writer named Beck (Elizabeth Lail) fall in love with him, removing every obstacle -- and person -- in his way. (Think Dan Humphrey, but from the darkest timeline.) Mitchell will star as Peach Salinger, a character that sounds like a complete 180 from our beloved Emily Fields. Described as having vast resources and family money, Peach is the controlling queen bee of Beck's inner circle of privileged friends. She has her sights set on Joe, in a way that feels oddly adversarial with Beck. The PLL vet shared the news with her fans via Twitter, linking to the original Deadline story with a pair of emoji that highlighted her excitement over landing the role. Ordered straight-to-series back in April, You hails from uber-producer Greg Berlanti (seriously, how does this man sleep?!) and The Magician's Sera Gamble. Luca Padovan and Zach Cherry also co-star. Are you looking forward to watching Shay break bad? You will debut on Lifetime in 2018. (Eonline)

Ali Wong, Randall Park to Star in Netflix Feature Comedy. The 'Fresh Off the Boat' colleagues wrote the rom-com script with Michael Golamco. Ali Wong and Randall Park are set to star in a Netflix feature comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The two actors (and former Fresh Off the Boat colleagues) wrote the script with Michael Golamco. Currently untitled, the film follows two childhood friends who fall in love as adults -- though they've ended up in vastly different socioeconomic situations. Wong -- who was previously a writer and story editor on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat sitcom, starring Park -- was most recently seen on ABC's American Housewife and in The Orchard's indie film The Hero, starring Sam Elliott. She previously teamed with Netflix for her 2016 comedy special Ali Wong: Baby Cobra. She is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and UTA (for her comedy tour). Park appears next in the Marvel follow-up Ant-Man and the Wasp and A24's The Disaster Artist. He is repped by UTA and Principato-Young Entertainment. (Hollywood Reporter)

New 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit Complicates AMC's Exec Search. Insiders note that the new lawsuit from the show's producers -- which may see AMC on the hook for an estimated $1 billion in potential damages -- may be partially to blame for the delay in landing a top executive. The latest Walking Dead profit participation lawsuit couldn't have come at a worse time for AMC. The cable network home to the biggest drama on television may be facing hurdles finding a new head of programming to replace Joel Stillerman, who departed in May to become chief content officer at Hulu. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that top candidates for the post Matt Cherniss (formerly of WGN America) and Katherine Pope (of Studio 8) have both passed on the position. Insiders note that the new lawsuit -- which may see AMC on the hook for an estimated $1 billion in potential damages -- may be partially to blame for the delay in landing a top executive. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman as well as exec producers Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and former showrunner Glen Mazzara filed a new lawsuit Aug. 14 against AMC, claiming they've been cheated out of millions for years. Frank Darabont launched the battle in 2013 when he sued claiming the network was doing some creative accounting to make it look like TV's No. 1 drama among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic was losing money in order to avoid paying back-end profits -- and accusing AMC Network of paying AMC Studios a below market per episode license fee. In the interim, sources say CAA -- which reps Darabont, Kirkman and Mazzara -- won't sell to AMC unless their clients insist, while AMC has responded that it will not pay package fees to the agency during litigation. In the meantime, Kirkman -- who had been under an overall deal with AMC Studios -- jumped ship Aug. 11 for a lucrative two-year pact with Amazon Studios. "We have enormous respect and appreciation for these plaintiffs, and we will continue to work with them as partners, even as we vigorously defend against this baseless and predictably opportunistic lawsuit," an AMC spokesperson said in response to the new Walking Dead lawsuit. (Hollywood Reporter)

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