Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Miles Teller Engaged to Keleigh Sperry. Miles Teller is making an honest woman out of Keleigh Sperry. The Thank You for Your Service actor, 30, proposed to the bicoastal model, 24, according to a congratulatory message shared by the bride-to-be's sister, event planner Christie York. Teller and Sperry have been dating each other since early 2013. "These 2 got engaged while on an African Safari over the weekend!!" she wrote. "Can't believe the last Sperry girl is engaged! Love both of you guys to pieces and so incredibly happy for this new chapter in your love story! @keleigh_sperry" Miles and Keleigh posed for a themed engagement photo shoot while on safari in Africa. The newly engaged lovebirds also took a selfie, Sperry's dazzling engagement ring on full display. Teller knew Sperry was The One long before he popped the question. "She's lovely," the Divergent actor told E! News in 2015. "It's been pretty easy because right now, her full-time gig is kind of being with me, and before her, I would never invite a girl into that world because I didn't think I could have both." Miles added, "She's allowed me to be able to really focus on acting and do what I want to do. She can come to set, visit me and hang out and doesn't really distract me from it." Marriage is important to Teller, whose grandparents have been married for over 50 years. "Respect the person you're with. My philosophy is, if I'm not happier when I'm with you, then there's no reason for me to be with you," the actor told ELLE in 2014. "I'm happy on my own." Though his long-distance with Sperry can be challenging, they've figured out how to make it work. "We'll FaceTime and she'll come down and visit me on set. There's times that a text is appropriate. Other times you need to talk on the phone. The problem with people texting all the time is that if you're texting somebody everything you're doing throughout the day, there's no catch up. It removes the recap," Teller told the fashion magazine. "I think that's important." In a time when many couples meet via dating apps, Teller is proud to have met his fiancee in a more traditional manner. "I like human interaction. Tinder puts all of these girls in front of you, so you don't have to go to a bar and you don't have to have the balls to ask a girl for her number. Tinder expedites everything. Here's four pictures. If you want 'em, swipe to the right. Oh she said yes, too. Now you guys are texting each other and you could be hanging out within an hour. Not everyone's looking for a relationship all the time. And that's fine," the Spectacular Now star told ELLE. "But it's not something that I'm like, 'Oh god, they're having so much fun.'" Page Six was first to report the news. (Eonline)

Simone Biles Makes Her Romance With Fellow Gymnast Stacey Ervin Instagram Official. Zac Efron, you lost your chance! While the Baywatch star may have been Simone Biles OG crush, the gold medalist has a new man in her life and he can do some flips, too. His name's Stacey Ervin, a 23-year-old gymnast, University of Michigan graduate and the current beau of one of America's most celebrated athletes. Biles went public with their romance on Monday night with an adorable shot of the couple -- the first on her Instagram account. One thing is clear -- these two totally make each other's hearts flip. As the star athlete captioned the snap, "Always smiling with you." All together now: awwwwww! If you thought that was peak cuteness, prepare for what Ervin said over on his Instagram, page. "Words cannot express how incredibly proud I am of you, all you've accomplished & how well you carry yourself," he wrote to his leading lady. "You make me feel like I am the luckiest man alive. Congratulation on your induction to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame! I can't wait to see what the future has in store." He signed off with a kissy face and just like that, Biles' legion of fans collectively swooned. While Biles is certainly no beginner out on the floor, she's a novice when it comes to dating. As she previously revealed to ET, the 20-year-old hah never had a boyfriend before and had only been on one date. "He's got a good body," she told the show in April. "I'm just saying, it's -- I'm just saying!" Judging by Ervin's shirtless gym snap, we might know exactly who she was secretly referring to four months ago! (Eonline)

Brian Austin Green Hopes to Have Another Kid With Megan Fox: "I Really Want a Girl." Brian Austin Green has babies on the brain. The actor invited Dax Holt to his home Monday to film Hollywood Pipeline's Facebook Live, where he mulled adding to his family with Megan Fox. The 44-year-old actor and the 31-year-old actress have three sons -- Noah Green, 4, Nodhi Green, 3, and Journey Green, 1 -- and Brian is also a father to son Kassius Green, 15, from a prior relationship. When a fan asked if he wants another child with Megan, he said, "I don't know. I have four boys now; a fifth is a basketball team. So, that would kind of be awesome." Speaking candidly, Brian admitted, "I want a girl. I really want a girl." "I'm worried that if I try I'll just get another boy. Not just because I love my boys, but I'll [probably] have another boy, and I don't know if I'm ready for five," he added. "That's a lot." Many of the questions during the 15-minute Q&A centered around Beverly Hills, 90210. Brian said he is still "in contact" with co-stars Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jason Priestly and Ian Ziering, and he "texted" Doherty during her cancer battle. "I haven't talked to her," he clarified. Brian paused for a moment after he was asked to pick his favorite episode in the series. "We did so many. I think my favorite was Matthew Perry, and the one he was in, he was in a guesthouse trying to commit suicide," the actor recalled. "I don't even think I was in that one." Asked about the possibility of filming a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion someday, Brian said, "If it was well written and awesome that way, I would [do it]. I'm not saying 'no' because there are all these offers and I'm turning them down, but I want to do something good." The actor added that he's "not working on anything right now," as he's been busy "raising my kids" with Megan. Does Brian mind all the questions about the '90s drama? "No. It is what it is," the actor told Dax. "It was fun. It was awesome." Brian didn't watch The CW's 90210 reboot, which aired for five seasons from 2008 to 2013. To be clear, it's not because he had a problem with the concept. "I don't watch any TV," the actor explained. "I didn't watch the original. I didn't watch my show. Why would I watch the reboot?" As for why the original series was more popular than the reboot, he said, "I think the first one worked because we didn't have the internet. So, people were curious about Beverly Hills and we gave them that. We were the first teen nighttime drama that was worth watching, I guess. It was fun for kids; I think by the time the reboot came on, people wanted more than our show." (Eonline)

Megan Fox Thanks Brian Austin Green for Passing on His ''Teen Heartthrob'' DNA to Their Sons. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's children are bound to inherit the 'rents Hollywood good looks. The Transformers star took to Instagram on Monday with a special shout-out to the father of her three sons, Noah Shannon Green, 4, Bodhi Ransom Green, 3, and Journey River Green, 1. Megan shared an epic throwback from Brian's Beverly Hills, 90210 days (triple hoop earrings, tweezed eyebrows and coifed locks in all their '90s glory), dubbing the actor her "Man Crush Monday." She captioned the snapshot, "Thank you for donating your DNA to the shared dream of birthing our own colony of teen heart throbs. #mcm #colonymission" Together since 2004 and married since 2010, Megan and Brian have had their divorce on hold since she originally filed exactly two years ago in 2015. When Megan became pregnant with baby No. 3, a source revealed to E! News exclusively that the couple's plans to officially split were put on hold. "Brian and Megan been working on themselves as individuals and things have gotten better between them as a couple," the insider shared. "They have been getting along great. They are best friends and know each other very well." The source also added, "They admire each other on how they are as parents and are looking forward to bringing their third child into this world. Megan's favorite thing is being a mom and spending time with her family. Since embarking on their parenthood journey, the couple has mostly shied away from sharing too many details surrounding their life at home. Earlier this month, Megan shared a rare set of Polaroid photos featuring Green and their young boys. And after all, Megan thrives in a household where she's the only lady. She told The Daily Mail in 2014, "I like being around boys and being the center of attention in my family because I'm the matriarch, the queen bee. My husband is the sensitive type, he's not macho. And I'm going to raise our boys like that: sensitive, sweet, chivalrous types." (Eonline)

Ian Somerhalder has a lot of love to give to his wife and actress Nikki Reed. The former Vampire Diaries star, 38, penned a love note on Instagram to Reed, 29, on Monday, after the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder in July. "Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife," the actor began. "You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you'll read this when you wake." Somerhalder referenced Reed's cover of Fit Pregnancy and Baby, writing, "Seeing these images reminds me of those amazing 9 months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one. The kindness, the beauty and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud." "You brought such fun and such power into our lives being pregnant but you literally brought the word sexy into pregnancy, we all see it," he continued. "Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us." PEOPLE confirmed the actors welcomed their daughter on July 25. The couple married in April 2015 after first being spotted together the previous July and getting engaged that January. Reed told Fit Pregnancy and Baby that she and Somerhalder vowed to take "one month of silence" after their daughter's birth. "We'll take the baby's first month for ourselves," she said, posing for a stunning maternity shoot. "Just the three of us, no visitors, and we're turning off our phones too, so there's no expectation for us to communicate ... You don't get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present." (People)

Inside Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's ''Very Loving'' Relationship: ''They Give You Husband and Wife Potential." Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson really are a match made in heaven! E! News chatted exclusively with Khloe's BFF Malika Haqq this week ahead of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th anniversary special and she had nothing but nice things to say about the adorable duo. "I'm very happy for Khloe and Tristan," Malika gushed. "They're just about to be together a year, less than a month from now. They really truly are like the best of friends. They do click, they get along really well. It's an easy-going relationship because there is no force. They're like-minded individuals and it shows in their relationship." Malika continued, "They're both very loving. Tristan is actually a Pisces just like me. Everyone just gets a long really well. He's an incredibly likeable person and so is she. It makes sense. She's really, really happy and that's what matters the most to me." KUWTK fans who love seeing Khloe and Tristan flaunt their PDA on social media are waiting anxiously for the couple to get engaged. So is Malika hoping Tristan pops the questions soon? "I don't put timelines on what I think people should be doing, but I believe that Khloe and Tristan do have the makings of a relationship that could stand the test of time," she said. "To me, I think most people would look at them and say, 'They give you husband and wife potential.'" We totally agree! (Eonline)

Bethenny Frankel and Dennis Shields Are Back Together and ''Having Fun." Distance makes the heart grow fonder -- especially in the case of Bethenny Frankel and Dennis Shields. The Real Housewives of New York City star and Big Apple-based banker are dating again, multiple sources tell E! News exclusively. Dennis accompanied Bethenny to her most recent appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live and they've recently been spotted enjoying the summer season in the Hamptons. The Skinnygirl mogul and Shields first started dating back in late 2015, but called off their relationship sometime before May of this year. Frankel was last romantically linked to business owner Russ Theriot, though it seems fate (and undeniable chemistry) brought her back to Dennis once again. A source explains, "They took some time apart because both were going through their divorces. They gave each other a little bit of space and now they're back together having fun." Bethenny is currently in the midst of an ongoing legal battle with ex-husband Jason Hoppy over allegations of harassment and stalking. Shields also became involved in the dispute when he alleged that Hoppy had sent dozens of emails to him with "increasing frequency and hostility." E! News has also learned that Frankel, 46, will confirm her and Shields' relationship status in part two of the RHONY reunion special airing Aug. 23, as well as address her dramatic split from Hoppy. A RHONY show source tells us Bethenny breaks down in tears during the episode, adding, "It's a very poignant, dramatic moment. No one was expecting it." But for now, it appears the couple is looking forward to building a more positive future. "Bethenny says Dennis is the smartest person she ever met," the insider adds. Additionally, Bethenny has founded B. Strong, a crisis intervention initiative for women in need of resources, support and financial aid. Last season on the Bravo reality series, Bethenny described what she found most intriguing about Dennis. "It's nice to date someone really smart and passionate, and who's busy," she shared during her confessional. "I don't want him living my life in my apartment with my money. I want a partner." And a partner she got! (Eonline)

Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins Instagram. Get ready to see a lot more of Jennifer Love Hewitt. The actress announced via Twitter Monday that she's recently joined another social media platform. "Twitter!! Check out my BRAND NEW Instagram account here @jenniferlovehewitt," the 38-year-old actress said. "Brand new posts, would love if you follow and like me! XO Love." Hewitt -- whose Instagram account has been verified -- already appears to have the hang of it. Case in point: Hewitt's first post -- a carousel of two photos -- was timed to the solar eclipse. "Total Eclipse of the Heart is on repeat for me today," she wrote." #seeyainahundredyears." Actor Josh Gad commented, "Welcome to the madhouse." Hewitt's second photo in the set highlighted an inspirational quote from Dalai Lama XIV: "He said, 'There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.'" In her second update, Hewitt placed her solar shades on her pet, writing, "Even my dog had to see it! #loveit." The third update featured four videos of Hewitt sauteing Brussels sprouts, carrots, chicken, mushrooms and onions: "Home cooked. #yummy #chardonnay #momjuice." In less than 12 hours, Hewitt amassed over 247,000 followers on Instagram. She follows 65 accounts -- mostly celebrities -- including Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Luke Bryan, James Corden, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cameron Diaz, Lena Dunham, Nina Dobrev, Selena Gomez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dwayne Johnson, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Bruno Mars, Michelle Obama, Chris Pratt, Gordon Ramsay, Nikki Reed, Sofia Vergara and Betty White. She also follows some TV shows, including The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelorette. Instagram should give Hewitt's fans something to tide them over until she returns to the small screen. The actress, who hasn't appeared on TV since her 23-episode run on CBS' Criminal Minds, has spent the past few years raising her two children with her husband, Brian Hallisay. (Eonline)

Amid the glitz of her current tour, diva Mariah Carey tells Page Six that she suffers from "low self-esteem" and remembers what it was like being a broke aspiring singer. At Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Carey exclusively told us, in an all-white room filled with Jo Malone candles, "I just feel like I am a regular human being and I deserve the same respect as anybody else. I have always had low self-esteem, and people do not recognize that." But she added, "I can't measure what type of respect I deserve -- I really can't." Carey's on the road with Lionel Richie for their All the Hits tour. One review called her MSG set a "bizarre yet entertaining hour," while another praised its "full-schmaltz escapism," with Carey sitting on a throne as a team touches up her makeup and being carried around by hunks. Carey says that on the inside she feels less regal. "Growing up different, being biracial, having the whole thing where I did not know if I fit in .?.?. That is why music became such a big part of my life, because it helped me overcome those issues," she told us. "Sometimes it is hard to let your guard down." Of those around her, she says, "I do think to myself, 'Did they mean this? Or do they not really mean it?' And that is with everybody -- it is not just with three people or just one." Before she made it, "I remember it not being easy getting a record deal. Making demos in the middle of the night, sleeping on the floor in the studio, being broke with no food. My go-to meal was [Newman's Own] sauce. Me and my friend would split the pasta and sauce for, like, a week. Or it was, like, a bagel and iced tea .?.?. The guy would give it to me at the deli for free." These days, "I am working on a new fragrance. I don't have a name .?.?. But it is with Elizabeth Arden. It smells like success. There is also a secret song I have been working on." Spies said that Carey was later at Philippe with younger beau Bryan Tanaka, where "they snuggled and kissed through the post-concert party." Because of Carey's towering heels and tight dress, Tanaka had to help her up and down the stairs. (Page Six)

Matt LeBlanc Is Ready to Retire at Age 50: "I'm Done!" Say it ain't so! After three decades in show business, Matt LeBlanc is ready to retire. "I would love that," the 50-year-old said on Conan Monday. "I would like to retire earlier than later, because I think I would like to do not a f--king thing. That's what I would like to do. Just nothing. Nothing! Zero." "You say you would do nothing, but you have to do something. So, explain to me what that something would be," Conan O'Brien said. "You can't just lie in bed all day and have ice cream put into your veins intravenously -- wait a minute, maybe you could. What do you want to do?" On a "typical day," LeBlanc sad, he would like to "sleep as long as you want...or get up early, if you want." No matter the situation, the actor wants to be calling the shots. "It's just not having to go somewhere or having someone else telling you what you have to do," LeBlanc explained. "Maybe you go to the gym...or not go to the gym. Maybe you have nine cups of coffee...or not." And it might be fun to "get up and go drive the bulldozer around -- all day long," the Golden Globe winner pondered. "Maybe I'll get another one. We could race 'em! You can come over." That gave O'Brien an idea. "You can come here every single day. We'd pay you something. It wouldn't be what you're accustomed to, but it'd be something," he envisioned. "It would be like more than an intern but less than a producer." It only took a moment for LeBlanc to say "all right," which delighted O'Brien. "Look at that! It's that easy! What you should do is announce your retirement right here on the air and start showing up every night," he joked. "You should just retire right now." "Right now?" LeBlanc asked. "I quit! I'm done! I'm coming onboard here." LeBlanc was on Conan to promote Showtime's Episodes, which will end after five seasons on Oct. 8; the actor is also the host of BBC Two's Top Gear alongside Chris Harris and Rory Reid. O'Brien couldn't let LeBlanc's interview end without asking about his most popular role: Joey Tribbiani on NBC's hit sitcom Friends. "It must be getting old that everywhere you go, I'm sure, people must be asking you about a Friends reunion," O'Brien said. "How do you deal with that?" "First of all, I think it's great that the show still holds up. It's on all the time, everywhere. It's kind of great. But the Friends reunion question is funny. I guess it depends on my mood. Sometimes I'll say, 'Oh, yeah -- that ship has sailed. It's not going to happen. It's about a finite amount of time in people's lives -- blah, blah, blah,'" LeBlanc answered. "Sometimes I'll say, 'It was on last night -- and you missed it! It was awesome! Where were you? It was unbelievable!'" LeBlanc isn't mistaken for the character as much as he once was in the '90s and early 2000s. "What happens now is people will say, 'Wow, you're so...old.' This kid came up to me on the street and he was like, 'Hey...were you Joey's dad?' But when the show was on in primetime, before it was in reruns, it was like the big phenomenon. When I'd meet people they would speak really slowly," he said. "That was... I don't know. Am I doing a good job and they believe me? Or do they think I'm really dumb? 'How are you? Are you OK?' You drink a lot of coffee?'" (Eonline)

Tyrese undergoes mysterious three-hour surgery. Tyrese Gibson is recovering from a three-hour surgery he underwent on Monday. "By my side... My Amazing wife and Daughter has been by my side every step of the way... When it comes down to the real stuff no one is ever there but family," the 38-year-old "Fast & the Furious" actor and R&B star wrote on Instagram on Monday. "Father God I thank you for your extended grace and mercy 3 hour surgery I made it through... I was in the middle of my procedure during the eclipse, I hope one day I figure out exactly what that meant," he continued. Before going into the operating room, he asked his friends and followers on social media to send their prayers, though he did not elaborate on his condition or the reason for the surgery. "I appreciate your prayers and energy, God has a way of sometimes forcing us to slow down," Gibson wrote. "When I get up? I feel like I'm about to change the world... #PrayerWarriors I feel your love... thank you!" He ended his post by noting it would be his last for awhile, as it was time for "#RecoveryMode." (PageSix)

Tiger Woods and Katharine McPhee have been hacked -- private nude photos have surfaced -- and their lawyers are vowing to destroy anyone who posts them. The website Celeb Jihad posted graphic selfies of various naked stars, including Tiger, Lindsey Vonn, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell. We've learned Woods has already unleashed attorney Michael Holtz, who's threatening to sue the website if it doesn't remove the Woods photo STAT. Sources tell TMZ ... it wasn't Tiger's phone that was hacked, it was Vonn's. We're told Tiger had sent Vonn the naked pic while they were dating. McPhee has also lawyered up and fired off a similar threatening letter. We're guessing the rest of the stars will follow suit. There are huge stakes for whoever hacked the pics -- the guy responsible for "The Fappening" was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. (TMZ)

Mystikal has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in Louisiana. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the rapper turned himself in Monday to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department, and he was arrested and booked for first degree rape. Shreveport PD put out the arrest warrant last week, but they hadn't been able to track him down until now. According to cops, another man, Averweone Holman, was also charged in connection with the crime. We're told the charges stem from a 2016 incident involving a woman at a casino where Mystikal was performing ... but the details are scarce for now. A member from Mystikal's camp tells us the charges are completely bogus, and he plans to plead not guilty. He's being held on a $2 million bond. (TMZ)

R. Kelly accused of 'traumatizing' sexual relationship with teen. Another woman has come forward with explosive allegations against R. Kelly, just one month after rumors began swirling that the R&B singer is holding several women in a "cult." Jerhonda Pace, 24, told Buzzfeed she was 16 when her sexual relationship with R. Kelly began in 2009. A year before, she said she attended the R&B singer's child pornography trial and was quoted in the news defending Kelly -- who was acquitted of the charges. "I didn't have anybody to speak up on my behalf when I was going through what I was going through with him. He's brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson," Pace told Buzzfeed. Pace claims she had a "traumatizing" sexual relationship with Kelly for eight months where he mentally abused her and filmed the two having sex without the then-teenager's consent. "I had to call him 'daddy,' and he would call me 'baby.' He wanted me to have two pigtails, and I had to go out and find little schoolgirl outfits," Pace told Buzzfeed. Pace alleged she told Kelly she was 16 and even showed him her state ID. She told Buzzfeed the relationship ultimately ended when Kelly caught Pace texting a friend. "I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on," Pace said. Pace -- who never went to the police about Kelly's alleged sexual abuse -- claimed she signed a non-disclosure agreement and received a settlement from the singer with the help of Chicago attorney Susan E. Loggans. Kelly had vehemently denied allegations, sparked by another Buzzfeed report, that he held women in a "cult" and dictated all their movements. "Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name," the singer's lawyer said in a statement to Fox News in July. Three women spoke to the news site stating they'd spent years with the singer and were required to call him "daddy." "No. You have to ask for food. You have to ask to go use the bathroom... a master at mind control... He is a puppet master," accuser Cheryl Mack said. (PageSix)

Jerry Lewis died from heart failure ... TMZ has learned. According to the Clark County Nevada Coroner, the cause of death was ischemic cardiomyopathy ... an effect of coronary artery disease in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body to sustain it. It typically occurs when the blood vessels narrow. Jerry died at his Las Vegas home Sunday, surrounded by family. We're told there will be no autopsy on the body because he was under doctor's care. He was 91. (TMZ)

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George and Amal donate $1M to fight hate groups. Responding to the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the initial reluctance of President Donald Trump to condemn the actions of white supremacists, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase the capacity of the SPLC to combat hate groups in America. The George & Amal Clooney Foundation has bestowed a $1 million grant through the Clooney Foundation for Justice. "Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality," the couple said in a statement. "There are no two sides to bigotry and hate." The Clooney Foundation for Justice was co-founded by the Clooneys in 2016 to advance justice in courtrooms, classrooms and communities around the world. The SPLC is a non-profit that monitors the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists, currently tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. It has used litigation to win court judgments against 10 major white supremacist organizations and 50 individuals who led them or participated in violent acts. "We are proud to support the Southern Poverty Law Center in its efforts to prevent violent extremism in the United States," the Clooneys said. "What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate." (PageSix)

SJP loses it over the solar eclipse. Sarah Jessica Parker had a better eclipse viewing than you did. In a series of videos posted on Monday, the 52-year-old actress freaks out while watching the solar eclipse on a boat in South Carolina with her family and friends. "Oh my God, this is the most spectacular light I have ever seen. It doesn't make any sense! It's happening!" she says before she begins shrieking, "You guys, it's happening! Oh my God! There it is! It's happening and lightening and birds that are rarely ever seen! Oh my God! I wish you all were here! This is the most spectacular, unimaginably, perfect, beautiful, ridiculous ... " She continues in a second video, "We did it! We made it! Oh my God! We saw it! It's so humbling! It's so extraordinary!" Parker called watching the eclipse one of the most "thrilling moments" of her life outside of having her kids and marrying husband Matthew Broderick. Celebrities spent Monday checking out the celestial event, but clearly no one enjoyed it as much as SJP did. (PageSix)

Angie and the kids left Target because it didn't serve hot dogs. A Page Six spy at a Target store in Los Angeles says that on Saturday Angelina Jolie took her daughters Shiloh and Vivienne to the cafe inside -- but the family was disheartened to find the location did not serve hot dogs. "The kids were disappointed, so they all left," said our man in aisle five. Added the shopping source at the megamarket's Eagle Rock location: "One weird thing is that Angie was totally bundled up in a big sweater, and it was probably 85 or 90 degrees out." (PageSix)

Financier Topper Mortimer is getting married again. Topper -- whose first wife, Tinsley Mortimer, now stars on "The Real Housewives of New York City" -- is engaged to shoe designer Tabitha Simmons. The couple have been together since 2014 and celebrated their engagement over the weekend with a party thrown by Moda Operandi's Lauren Santo Domingo at Tory Burch's home in Southampton, spies said. "It's official, we are engaged!" Simmons posted online, thanking "family and friends that came out to help celebrate our special night." She posted an image of a necklace from brother-in-law-to-be Peter Davis. (Page Six)

Hot mama! Beyonce showed off her post-baby body in a form-fitting red dress in an Instagram post on Monday, August 21. The "Lemonade" singer wore a ruched, off-the-shoulder bodycon dress that clung to her enviable curves as she posed for a series of pics. The Grammy winner, 35, who welcomed twins Rumi and Sir twins Rumi and Sir with husband Jay Z on June 13, also shared the photos on her official website, revealing that the dress was from House of CB, while her green velvet jacket and shoes were from Bouguessa and Saint Laurent. The star also showed off a Chiara Boni bag along with perfectly manicured red nails and gorgeous rings on her fingers. E! reports that the photos were taken at her sister Solange's Saint Heron: Wine and Grind party at MASHStudios in Los Angeles on August 11. Beyonce has been working hard to get her body back into shape since welcoming her babies and has been spotted at SoulCycle classes with Jay Z. She showed off her impressively flat stomach in a crop top and shorts when she attended a Kendrick Lamar concert in L.A. on August 6. Queen Bey announced in February that she and her rap mogul hubby were expecting twins. "We would like to share our love and happiness," Beyonce captioned an Instagram photo of her bare bump. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes." A source told Us earlier this year that the couple were overjoyed about her pregnancy. "They have been trying for a long time and now to be blessed with twins they are so over the moon. It's even better than they wished for," the source said. "Blue is so excited to be a big sister!" Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, told Entertainment Tonight in July that the couple's 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, is "proud and very excited" about her baby brother and sister, adding, "It's a wonderful experience!" (US Weekly)

Scooter Braun will be running for Governor of California ... if some very powerful CA democrats have their way. We've learned a number of Democratic fundraisers and political operatives in the state have approached Braun, because they believe, as one source put it, the current candidates -- Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are flawed. Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Usher and Kanye, has immersed himself in the Democratic political system over the last year ... doing fundraising for Hillary Clinton. We're told there was something of a groundswell -- Scooter for Governor -- after he gave an emotional speech at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert to raise money for the victims of the terror attack. No word on whether Scooter is seriously considering a run, or whether he'll change his name if he does ... but there's definitely interest from the Democratic Party. (TMZ)

Ray J and Princess Love's dog almost died after being left in a closet for days without food or water ... and they think the pooch was accidentally left there by a construction worker. Sources close to the couple tell us ... Ray and PL took a trip recently to celebrate their anniversary/her bday -- when they returned ... they found one of their Maltese dogs unconscious in the closet. We're told Ray J and Princess are renovating their home, and construction crews were there when they were away. They say one of the workers told them they put Coco in the closet while they were doing work in the room, and just forgot to let her out. RJ and PL say when they found Coco she was having seizures. They rushed her to the vet, where she was treated for 4 days. They shelled out more than $5k in vet bills. We're told Coco suffered permanent organ damage and has to undergo kidney treatment for the rest of her life. Ray and Princess are considering their next move. RJ and PL have sent the construction company the bill, but they say that's only part of what they're out. (TMZ)

Max Kennedy and Daughter Charged with Disorderly Conduct After 'Large, Loud Party' in Hyannis Port. Two members of the Kennedy family were arrested early Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a "loud party" in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, according to authorities and local reports. Though police declined to confirm if the two people arrested -- 52-year-old Matthew M. Kennedy, of Hyannis Port, and 22-year-old Caroline R. Kennedy, of California -- were members of the high-profile family, multiple news reports described them as such and Matthew's identifying information is identical to that of Matthew "Max" Kennedy, one of Robert F. Kennedy's 11 children. Caroline is Matthew's daughter, according to the Boston Herald. Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, say both were arrested after officers responded around 1 a.m. Sunday to complaints about a "loud party" on the 100 block of Irving Avenue in Hyannis Port, not far from the historic Kennedy family compound. Upon arrival at the home, "there was in fact a large, loud party there," Barnstable police tell PEOPLE. Caroline and Matthew were taken into custody and charged with violating a local anti-noise ordinance and with disorderly conduct. They were released on their own recognizance, according to police, and a prosecutor's spokesman says Matthew was arraigned on Monday, where he entered a plea of not guilty, while Caroline's arraignment is scheduled for November. The charges are punishable by a fine, not jail time, as neither Kennedy has a prior conviction on these charges, police say. No other arrests were made at the party. Matthew Kennedy's attorney did not immediately return PEOPLE's messages seeking comment; it was unclear if Caroline has retained a separate attorney. Efforts to reach her or Matthew directly for comment were not successful on Monday night. Police say the home that hosted the party is not Matthew's listed residence in Hyannis Port. Online records show it is a nine-bedroom rental residence also known as the "Judy Garland house," after the Wizard of Oz star who used to summer there. (People)

Music

Demi Lovato has signed on to sing the national anthem at the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26 ... Showtime has confirmed. Lovato is a HUUUUGE fight fan. She's not only a regular at UFC fights, but also trains MMA at Jay Glazer's gym in Los Angeles. She also just released her new single, "Sorry Not Sorry," last month -- so the timing is great for her. Also, Diddy and Mark Wahlberg are making a $200k bet on the fight (doubling down on their Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight bet). Diddy has Floyd. Mark has Conor. Mark lost the first bet and paid the money to charity. Guessing it's the same plan for this fight. (TMZ)

What do The Chainsmokers and Adam Sandler have in common? They both can play wedding singer. The duo's Andrew Taggart belted out several Chainsmokers cuts, including hit song "Closer," over the weekend at his buddy's wedding reception at Philly's Rittenhouse Hotel. But instead of a video wall, Andrew had a band behind him. We're told Andrew and the groom went to Syracuse together, and he was one of the groomsmen in the wedding, while Alex Pall, the other half of the duo, was a guest. It's pretty cool considering the duo performed for thousands at the Convention Center in L.A. and there were only about 200 people at the wedding. (TMZ)

"American Idol" alum William Hung can still pack a full house, which is exactly what happened on Saturday night at a bar in Arizona. Will -- who went viral for his attempt at Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" on 'A.I.' in 2004 -- played at the Third Base bar in Chandler. We're told the bar booked him for $1k and paid for his airfare and travel just so he could perform there, and Will managed to bring in some 250 patrons. Will lived it up like a true VIP ... he got his own booth and ended up signing autographs and taking pics with fans, who also bought him shots. We'd say it helped with the nerves but, judging from the footage, he's a pro. (TMZ)

CR Men's Book Publishes Previously Unseen Photos of Prince: Exclusive. A previously unreleased portrait of the Purple One, legendary pop star Prince, is now the newest cover of Carine Roitfeld's CR Men's Book Issue 5. The photo, which was shot by Steven Klein in 1989 at Paisley Park and is being shown publicly for the first time ever on Billboard Style, captures the singer's beautifully androgynous essence at a time when gender roles and sexuality were caught in the throngs of a pop culture on the verge of a new millennium. The four different covers for the 11th edition of CR Fashion Book are all photos icons with ties to 1999 as well. Lily-Rose Depp, one of fashion's most interesting talents, was born in 1999. Lara Stone, one of Roitfeld's biggest inspirations, entered the Elite Model Look competition that same year, instantly becoming known for her now-ubiquitous toothy pout. Alek Wek was breaking down barriers in the industry with her unique beauty and, according to Roitfeld, Cara Taylor "simply channels the stripped-down mood of late 90's fashion" that the fashion editor-in-chief loves. The year 1999 was chosen as the theme for all 5 CR Fashion Book covers because Roitfled believes the late 90s was a defining turning point in "freedom, creativity, and fashion." "To me, 1999 was the last moment when fashion felt naïve and innocent and free," Roitfeld told Billboard. "1999 is about a spirit of independence, and there are very few independent thinkers left today. I think right now a lot of people are looking back to this period of time, not only to find references or get ideas, but to see who they were--how good they were--and hopefully see who they can be again." CR Men's Book 5 is out on newsstands September 7. (Billboard)

Listen to Thirty Seconds To Mars' First New Song in Four Years: 'Walk on Water'. First the eclipse, now this. The Echelon rejoiced on Tuesday morning (Aug. 22) when Thirty Seconds to Mars released their first new song in four years, "Walk on Water." The pump-up first single from the band's upcoming fifth studio album -- teased by singer Jared Leto in an Instagram video in June, and another last week -- opens with the words "Do you believe/ Walk on water," over a chorus of "ooh ooh"'s. Then, a big beat drops and Leto sings, "Can you even see what you're fighting for/ Blood lust in a holy war/ Listen up hear the patriot shout/ Times are changing." The tune will get its world TV premiere during a performance at this 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Aug. 27). With its anthemic chorus and heart-stirring, propulsive rhythm it's no surprise that the band has teamed with ESPN to use "Walk on Water" as the promotional theme for the sports network's coverage of the 2017 college football coverage. "WALK ON WATER is a song for all of us. It's a song about freedom, about persistence, about change and about fighting for what you believe in," said Leto in a statement announcing the tune. "It is a call to arms but also full of all the optimism and hope that is such an integral part of the American Dream." The song is slated to appear on the band's upcoming follow-up to 2013's LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS. (Billboard)

Bryan Singer's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Casts Queen Bandmates. Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer's biopic about the seminal rock band Queen, has cast Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy and Gwilym Lee as bandmembers. Mazzello will play bass guitarist John Deacon, Hardy will play drummer Roger Taylor and Lee will play lead guitarist Brian May. Rami Malek already is attached to portray legendary frontman Freddie Mercury in the film, which is being produced by Graham King's GK Films banner for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Justin Haythe (Red Sparrow, Revolutionary Road) penned the script with King, Jim Beach and Singer producing. Denis O'Sullivan, Arnon Milchan and Jane Rosenthal are executive producers. Kira Goldberg is overseeing the project for Fox. The production start date is scheduled for this fall. The film is slated for U.S. release on Dec. 25, 2018. Deacon, aka "Deacy," composed several singles for the group, including Top 10 hits "You're My Best Friend," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Back Chat" and "I Want to Break Free." Deacon was also involved in the management of the band's finances. Taylor, considered one of the most influential rock drummers of all time, also composed at least one track on every Queen album and sang vocals. May, a co-founder of Queen with Mercury and Taylor, was praised for his layered guitar works through the band's reign from the mid-1970s to early 1990s. Mazzello, who started out with the memorable role of Tim Murphy in the original Jurassic Park, has built up a strong list of film credits over the years including The Social Network, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The River Wild, Shadowlands and Presumed Innocent. His TV credits include HBO's The Pacific, as well as a recurring role on Justified. He also made his feature directorial debut in 2016 with Undrafted, which he also wrote, produced and starred in. Mazzello is repped by APA, Podwall Entertainment and Felker Toczek. Hardy was previously seen in X-Men: Apocalypse, and will next star in Mary Shelly with Elle Fanning. He is repped by WME, Untitled and CAM in the UK. Lee appeared on the TV series Jamestown and Midsomer Murders. His feature credits include The Tourist and the upcoming film The Last Witness. He is repped by Gersh, Authentic and Hamilton Hodell in the U.K. (Billboard)

Little Mix & CNCO, Justin Bieber Chase Dua Lipa For U.K. Singles Chart Crown. Dua Lipa's "New Rules" (Warner Bros) is ruling the U.K.'s midweek sales survey as new pop releases by Little Mix & CNCO and Justin Bieber give chase for this week's chart title. The British singer-songwriter's track hasn't budged from the chart zenith since it climbed 5-1 last week. It's leading the Official Singles Chart Update, though "Reggaeton Lento" (Remix via Syco Music) by Latin American boy band CNCO and British girl group Little Mix, is close behind at No. 2 while Justin Bieber and BloodPop's "Friends" (Def Jam/Polydor/Republic) is new at No. 3, according to the Official Chart Company. Just 2,000 combined sales separate the top 3 at the midway point of the chart week. Also making a tilt for the top is Pink's "What About Us" (RCA), the current Australian chart topper which improves 5-4 on the U.K. midweek chart, and Calvin Harris' "Feels" (Columbia) featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, which slips 2-5. On the Official Albums Chart Update, prog rocker Steven Wilson is out in front with To The Bone (SW Records), which is almost 2,000 combined sales of ahead of its nearest chart rival, Welsh group Neck Deep's third LP The Peace and the Panic (Hopeless). To The Bone is the fifth solo studio album from Wilson, the former Porcupine Tree frontman. Should it stay put when the weekly chart is published Friday, it'll easily eclipse Wilson's career-best chart peak of No. 13, for his 2015 set Hand. Cannot. Erase. The top five is completed by Elvis Presley's The 50 Greatest Hits (Sony Music CG), Ed Sheeran's Divide (Asylum) and Sheffield indie outfit The Sherlocks' debut Live For The Moment (Infectious Music), respectively. (Billboard)

Judge Orders Investigation of Prince Estate's Voided Deal With Universal Music. The judge overseeing the Prince estate appointed a second special administrator to investigate whether anyone should be held liable for the cancellation of its $31 million recorded-music deal with Universal Music Group. The new administrator, Peter Gleekel and his law firm Larson King LLC, is tasked with evaluating whether the estate has a "reasonable basis" to pursue a claim against any entity or individual connected with the July rescission of the deal, and whether it's in the estate's best interest to pursue such a claim. The deal was one of several licensing agreements negotiated by the estate's former entertainment advisors Charles Koppelman and L. Londell McMillan, and approved by the estate's first special administrator, Bremer Trust, along with the judge. McMillan, who was Prince's former lawyer and business partner and earned a combined 10 percent commission on the deals with Koppelman, had led the $31 million deal that had given UMG rights to a package of Prince's recorded music, including his trove of unreleased works known as "the vault." UMG sought to void the deal quickly after striking it, amid uncertainty over whether the rights it had been granted conflicted with rights already held by Warner Music Group. McMillan had lobbied to keep the deal in place, but told Billboard in a text message this week that he thought the judge's decision to appoint a new administrator to investigate "what really happened and who is really responsible" was "wise and responsible." "As I've always maintained, I stand by my work. We generated great value in a short period of time, did the work properly and there was no need for a rescission. The prior agreement that is the cause for concern was negotiated by Warner Bros. Records and others with Prince before he passed, and not me. My actions were all approved," McMillan told Billboard. McMillan had reviewed WMG's agreement with Prince and consulted with other lawyers before finalizing the deal with UMG in late January, but UMG wasn't permitted to see the WMG contract until June. Gleekel is provisionally entitled to $430 per hour for his work and is supposed to submit a report by December 15, according to a court filing. The estate's personal representative, Comerica Bank & Trust, couldn't conduct the investigation itself, due to the terms of agreement it entered into when it took over from Bremer Trust in February. (Billboard)

Movies

Jane Fonda Is a Redhead As She Ditches Her Blonde Locks For New Movie. Jane Fonda is changing up her look for a new role. The 79-year-old actress shared a group photo of herself with costars Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen from the set of their upcoming movie, Book Club, on Monday. While the ladies were busy looking at the solar eclipse for their candid moment, all eyes were on Fonda's hair color. Fonda has ditched her lighter locks for a fiery hue to play a character who reads 50 Shades of Grey with her three lifelong friends for their monthly book club and have their lives forever changed. Earlier this month, Fonda was spotted in Hollywood, California sporting a red 'do. It's no secret the star has long been a bit of a fashion plate. The icon is a testament to the fact that being 79 is truly just a number and "dressing your age" shouldn't mean missing out on fun, new trends just because you think they're intended for girls 60 years your junior. In fact, Fonda has made a habit out of regularly showing up on red carpets and events wearing all of the latest in must-have designer wares and even her accessory game is perfectly on point. (People)

Robert Pattinson, Woody Harrelson to Get Deauville Festival Honors. Casey Affleck's 'A Ghost Story' and Aubrey Plaza's comedy 'Ingrid Goes West' are among the competition titles. Robert Pattinson and Woody Harrelson will join this year's Deauville Film Festival as honorees, with Pattinson picking up his award after canceling last year and Harrelson on hand to present his latest film, The Glass Castle. They will join director Darren Aronofsky and actors Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Michelle Rodriguez in receiving honors at the weeklong festival. This year's lineup highlights independent films, festival organizers noted, with five being debut films. Online video players are also well represented, with Netflix's Sweet Virginia, Amazon's The Only Living Boy in New York and E-Cinema's The Bachelors among the selections. It will also be heavy on French premieres, with Tom Cruise's American Made, Mandy Moore's 47 Meters Down, Shirley MacLaine's and Amanda Seyfried's The Last Word, Jessica Chastain's The Zookeeper's Wife, Halle Berry's Kidnap and Anronofsky's Mother, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Michael Radford's The Music of Silence, starring Antonio Banderas, Terry George's The Promise, Damiane Harris' The Wilde Wedding and Alexandre Moors' The Yellow Birds are also among the premieres. "The competition reflects an America that is breaking apart, a troubled America, one in which the youth is in search of both its roots and its future. Sometimes violence clashes with morality and hope. The premieres often illustrate an America in which illusion looms larger than reality," said festival organizer Bruno Barde. David Lowery's A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara; Kurt Voelkler's The Bachelors, starring J.K. Simmons and Julie Delpy; Matt Spicer's Ingrid Goes West, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza; Mark Webb's Gifted, starring Chris Evans; and Jamie Dagg's Sweet Virginia, the tale of an aging rodeo star starring John Bernthal and Imogen Poots, are among the competition titles. Chloe Zao's Cannes Directors' Fortnight winner The Rider is also in the running, along with Wayne Roberts' young waitress story Katie Says Goodbye, Eliza Hittman's bisexual coming-of- age story Beach Rats, Daryl Wein's Chicago shooting drama Blueprint, Joshua Z. Weinstein's Brooklyn Yiddish, about a single father in Hasidic Brooklyn, and Justin Chon's Gook, about unlikely friends set against the 1992 L.A. riots are also among the titles. Mark Myer's My Friend Dahmer, about the infamous serial killer, Amman Abbasi's Alabama-set drama Stupid Things, and Anahita Ghazvinizadeh's teen transition story They round out the competition titles. Oscar-winning The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius will head this year's jury, alongside Benjamin Biolay, the singer who opened Cannes this year, actresses Emmnuelle Devos, Clotilde Hesme and Charlotte Le Bon, directors Axelle Ropert, Eric Largigau and Michel LeClerc, Carnage screenwriter Yasmina Reza and Mustang screenwriter Alice Winocour The Revelation Jury, which selects from first films across any section, will be headed by Standing Tall director and Cannes best actress winner Emmanuelle Bercot, who will be joined by rapper Abd Al Malik, actresses Anais Demoustier and Leonor Varela, and actors Pio Marmai and Pierre Rochefort. In the documentary category are Alexandre O. Philippe's Psycho examination 78/52, Mark Kidel's Becoming Cary Grant, Chris Perkel's Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives, Eugene Jarecki's Promised Land, Pacho Velez's and Sierra Pettengill's The Reagan Show, Jean-Baptiste Thoret's We Blew It and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will screen. In the TV category, HBO's porn drama The Deuce will screen, with producers Michelle MacLaren, David Simon and George Pelecanos presenting. Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes, with screenwriter and producer David E. Kelley presenting, will round out the TV category. The festival runs Sept. 1-10 in Deauville, France. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' to Close London Film Festival. Martin McDonagh's darkly comic third feature after 'In Bruges' and 'Seven Psychopaths' will have its U.K. premiere on Oct. 15. This year's BFI London Film Festival has a closing night film. With an opener already announced in Andy Serkis' directorial debut Breathe, and Battle of the Sexes getting a gala screening, Martin McDonagh's black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been revealed as the curtain closer. The film-starring Frances McDormand as a mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, alongside Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish and Peter Dinklage- will have its U.K. premiere on Oct. 15 at the Odeon Leicester Square theater, with McDonagh, McDormand and Rockwell expected to attend. "I'm excited to bring this film back to my home town for its U.K. premiere," said McDonagh. "I'm more than proud of it and if there are any fans of In Bruges still out there, I don't think they'll be disappointed." Added festival director Clare Stewart: "By turns riotously funny and deeply sobering, this all-too-relevant film confronts division and conflict in small-town America and is driven by a blistering performance from Frances McDormand." Three Billboards-a Blueprint Pictures production backed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Film4- is having its world premiere in Toronto and is set for release in the U.S. on November 10. 20th Century Fox will release the film in the U.K. on Jan. 12, 2018. The London Film Festival takes place Oct. 4-Oct. 15. The full program is set to be unveiled next week Thursday. (Hollywood Reporter)

Clooney Joins Forces With Civil Rights Group: "No Two Sides to Bigotry and Hate". The actor's eponymous Foundation for Justice is partnering with the nonprofit as he and his wife have given the organization a $1 million grant. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to combat hate in the wake of the deadly violence at a white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville. "Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality," George Clooney said. "There are no two sides to bigotry and hate." George and Amal Clooney on Tuesday gave a $1 million grant from the Clooney Foundation for Justice. One person was killed and many others injured while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. Shortly thereafter, President Trump said there were many sides to what happened at the event and that there were good people on both sides. His comments were almost universally condemned. The Clooney Foundation for Justice, co-founded by George and Amal, was established in 2016 to advance justice in communities around the world. "We are proud to support the Southern Poverty Law Center in its efforts to prevent violent extremism in the United States," the husband and wife said in a statement. "What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate." The SPLC nonprofit organization monitors the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists. "Like George and Amal Clooney, we were shocked by the size, ugliness, and ferocity of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville," said SPLC President Richard Cohen in a statement. "It was a reflection of just how much Trump's incendiary campaign and presidency has energized the radical right. We are deeply grateful to the Clooney Foundation for standing with us at this critical moment in our country's fight against hate." (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Top TV Stars' Salaries Revealed: Who Makes $900,000 Per Episode and Who Makes $40,000? It pays to be on TV -- especially if you're part of an ensemble cast. Variety revealed Tuesday how much TV's biggest actors and actresses earned per episode in 2017. Worth noting: In some instances, an actor or actress' episodic fee reflects additional compensation for his or her work as TV producers, or for his or her profit participation stakes. So, who's raking it in on the small screen? The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Jim Parsons negotiated a $900,000 per episode fee. The original five stars of The Big Bang Theory took slight pay cuts to so their co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch could get raises; the actresses now command $500,000 per episode. And Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Lena Headey receive $500,000 per episode. Shameless' William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum earn $350,000 per episode each (after some negotiating on Rossum's behalf), and Dwayne Johnson makes $650,000 per episode for Ballers. The principal stars of Modern Family -- Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara -- earn $500,000 per episode, while the four leads of Will & Grace -- Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally -- earn $250,000 per episode. Some leading ladies, like Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Scandal's Kerry Washington, receive $250,000 per episode -- more than any other cast member on their respective TV series. Cast paydays come on a sliding scale, of course. The paydays for the cast of This Is Us range in terms of star power, with established leads Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia raking in $85,000 per episode, followed by Sterling K. Brown with $75,000 per episode, and Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz with $40,000 per episode. The same is true of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as Ellie Kemper -- formerly of The Office -- earns $150,000 per episode, while rising star Titus Burgess earns $90,000 per episode. Unlike actors and actresses, anchors, hosts and judges receive annual salaries; Ellen DeGeneres out-earns them all with an estimated $50 million a year. Kelly Ripa receives $22 million to co-host Live With Kelly and Ryan, compared to Ryan Seacrest's $15 million. (Don't feel too bad for the hardest working man in show business, as he also earns $12 million to host American Idol.) In the world of late-night comedy, The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon receives the heftiest sum of all with $16 million per year, followed by The Late Show's Stephen Colbert ($15 million), Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Jimmy Kimmel ($15 million) and Conan's Conan O'Brien ($12 million). Figures for Full Frontal's Samantha Bee, The Late Late Show's James Corden, Late Night's Seth Meyers, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah and Last Week Tonight's John Oliver were not provided, but David Letterman will get $12 million for his untitled Netflix series (or $2 million an episode). To see the complete list of paydays, read Variety's full report. Women and minorities are, by and large, still earning less than white men. "The issue of pay parity looms large in our industry," says SAG-AFTRA president and former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Gabrielle Carteris. "I've seen it for years in my own career, but it was surprising in talking with members and people within the industry to see how pervasive it really is." NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says his studio division, Universal Television, is especially conscious of pay equality when it's negotiating talent deals. "Whether they're overall deals or acting-fee deals or producer deals, yes," Greenblatt tells Variety. "At the same time, you can't ignore experience, and you can't just say that because someone is of a specific diversity, they're going to make 10 times more. You have to take all that into consideration." (Eonline)

Is Stranger Things Ending With Season 4? Your time in Hawkins, Indiana (and the Upside Down) will likely be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Stranger Things co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer told Vulture they're already working on a third season -- and then probably just one more. "We're thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out," Ross told Vulture about their plans to end Stranger Things. Having an end date for a series is not uncommon. Shonda Rhimes maintained she knew how and when she wanted Scandal to end (this is its last year), Robert and Michelle King always spoke of a seven-year plan for The Good Wife (it ended after season seven) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom has long spoke about a four-season run for her acclaimed CW series. Crazy Ex begins season three in October. "I don't know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year," Matt said about their Netflix series. Stranger Things season two picks up a year after the events of season one. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is still in the Upside Down and Will (Noah Schnapp) is back, but not exactly OK. And there's a big monster coming. Bigger than the Demogorgon. "I think it's more than just a monster," Finn Wolfhard, Mike on the series, teased. In addition to Brown, Schnapp and Wolfhard, returning cast members include Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo. The new season will also feature Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink. The official description from Netflix: "It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgan and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived." As for the ending? "They're going to have to get the f--k out of this town!" Ross said about the kids. "It's ridiculous!" Stranger Things season two premieres Friday, Oct. 27 on Netflix. (Eonline)

Nikki Bella Is Reportedly Joining Dancing With the Stars. Nikki Bella is going from the ring to the ballroom. The E! reality star is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars, sources tell E! News. While ABC does not comment on casting rumors, our sources tell us the WWE star, who also has two E! reality shows (Total Divas and Total Bellas), will be competing in season 25 when it premieres on Sept. 18. Nikki's twin sister and co-star, Brie Bella, will not be joining her sister in the ballroom as a competitor. Nikki, 33, is currently inactive in the WWE due to an injury, but is still an ambassador, and recently got engaged to longtime boyfriend John Cena, who proposed in the ring at WrestleMania 33. When E! News caught up with Nikki and Brie on Monday, we actually asked them if they would ever join another reality show, like DWTS. "I think so," Nikki said. "I think it'd always be fun to dance, and we love being in front of the cameras!" John, however, revealed the show would not be for him, saying, "I have two left feet. I would never dance!" Nikki did preview what fans could expect to see, teasing, "I feel like I'm good at shaking my hips!" In addition to her upcoming wedding and DWTS duties, Nikki is also focusing on launching a wine with her twin sister, she revealed to E! News. "We're trying to launch Birdie Bee and Belle Radici. I just said the name," she dished. "We didn't even announce it yet. A wine!" Brie and her husband Daniel Bryan (real name Bryan Danielson) welcomed their first child, a daughter named Birdie Joe Danielson, in May, and season two of Total Bellas, premiering Sept. 6 on E!, will give fans an intimate look at both sisters' personal lives. "I think the one thing that's really neat about Total Bellas is you get the inside look at Brie and I with our significant others and with our family," Nikki told E! News. "And our family goes through a lot this season too. Not only are they going through a lot, Brie and I are trying to be these businesswomen, which we are these businesswomen, but trying to be in the ring and she's pregnant and she's doing all her baby stuff." Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 18 on ABC. (Eonline)

Teen Mom 2's Leah Messer Rushes to Hospital After Daughter Ali's Health Scare. On Monday night's episode of Teen Mom 2, Leah Messer got a phone call no mother ever wants to hear -- that her daughter Ali was being rushed to the hospital by ex-Corey Simms. Corey calls his ex and says, "The reason I am calling is because Ali is having a hard time catching her breath and I think I need to take to her to emergency room because she says she couldn't breathe." When Leah asks if her daughter is okay, the worried father says, "She's fine...I think it's a little scarier for us. But we'd rather be safe than sorry." A producer then asks the concerned mother if difficulty breathing is a symptom of muscular dystrophy, which the distraught reality star says she does not want to answer, as she rushes off to drop off her other daughter Addie at her grandmother's before rushing to the hospital. In 2014, Leah revealed that her and Corey's daughter has a rare and incurable form of muscular dystrophy. When she first opened up about her daughter's diagnosis three years ago, Leah sadly explained, "The disorder affects her respiratory system and progresses the older she gets. The bigger she gets and the more weight she gains, the harder it'll be for her muscles to carry the weight." In the episode it's clear that Ali is struggling. Ali's school has let Leah and Corey know that their daughter has been falling out of her wheelchair more regularly and that they're concerned. In a heartbreaking scene, Ali also confesses that she's having difficulty eating. Despite their messy split, the co-parents agree that their daughter needs an aide to help her in school. The somber episode ends in a cliffhanger -- with Leah driving off to see be at her sick child's side. Luckily, Ali seems to be doing a-okay. On Aug. 8, Leah posted a sweet photo of herself and her fighter daughter with some lipstick! The worried mom also took to Instagram to post a scene from the episode and to champion her daughter. The MTV star wrote, "Muscular Dystrophy won't stop our girl! We always want her to know that if she can dream it, then she can do it! We believe in her like she believes in herself! We didn't want her to feel different in a special needs class, but if it was in the best interest of Ali Girl, that's all that mattered!" Glad Ali's doing well! Teen Mom 2 airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. only on MTV. (Eonline)

NBC scraps Xena: Warrior Princess reboot. The current reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess is dead at NBC, EW has confirmed. "Nothing is happening on that right now. We looked at some material; we decided at that point that it didn't warrant the reboot," network entertainment president Jennifer Salke told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'd never say never on that one because it's such a beloved title but the current incarnation of it is dead." Co-creators of the '90s action-drama Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi were set to oversee the revival, which had snagged Lost alum Javier Grillo-Marxuach to write. Grillo-Marxuach said he left the project in April due to creative differences, which was mainly his desire to develop the romance that existed between Xena (Lucy Lawless) and her sidekick Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) in the original series. (Read more about that relationship in our oral "herstory" of the series.) Salke didn't squash any potential future iterations of a Xena revival, though, explaining to THR, "I need someone to come in with a point of view about what they want to do." (Entertainment Weekly)

China's Tencent Inks Exclusive Deal to Stream NFL Games. The Chinese Internet giant will be the exclusive online destination for American football for the next three years. For the next three years, NFL fans in China will be able to tune in to Tencent online. The Chinese Internet giant signed an exclusive agreement with the NFL in Monday, making it the streaming video destination for American football across the Middle Kingdom. Under the terms of the deal, Tencent will air live and on-demand select NFL preseason games, all Thursday night regular season games, Sunday night and Monday night games, as well as select Sunday afternoon games, the playoffs, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons. Financial terms were not disclosed. The NFL live games and content will be made available to Chinese viewers across Tencent many online and mobile products and services, including Tencent Sports, QQ.com, Tencent Video, Kuai Bao, Penguin Live, Tencent Sports app, Tencent Video app, Tencent News app, as well as its social networking services, QQ and WeChat. "We are very excited about the NFL's future in China and proud of our partnership with Tencent," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "We are confident that this agreement will provide our growing number of Chinese fans with a better viewing experience and more opportunities for engagement with the NFL than ever before." "We believe our capability in production, content distribution and fans engagement will help NFL expand its audience profile and elevate the popularity of American football in China," said Tencent Vice President Caitlyn Chen. "Tencent Sports has been dedicated to fulfilling the diverse needs of Chinese users by bringing top premium sports content to China, including global sports leagues and tournaments, basketball, soccer, tennis, winter sports and American football, among others." (Hollywood Reporter)

'Labor of Love' Reality Series In the Works at Fox. Fox is going into Labor. The network is developing an unscripted reality series titled Labor of Love about women in their 30s and 40s who have made the decision to have a child. When faced with the prospect of having a baby later in life, the women are faced with the option of either finding a partner to have the child with or finding a sperm donor. It remains to be determined how many women the reality series would follow on their quest to motherhood. Currently in the early stages of development, the project hails from Howard Owens and Ben Silverman's Propagate Content and Desiree Gruber (Project Runway). Alex Duda, Jerseylicious creator and formerly of Steve Harvey and The Tyra Banks Show, would act as showrunner if the project is picked up to series. Labor of Love is one of the first projects in development under Fox's new alternative head Rob Wade. Wade, a former showrunner on Dancing with the Stars, was named president of alternative entertainment and specials in February. He is the first person to hold that title since Mike Darnell. Since the loss of American Idol in 2016, Fox has relied on competition series like MasterChef (and MasterChef Junior), So You Think You Can Dance, American Grit and the recently renewed new additions of Beat Shazam and Love Connection. Fox also recently ordered singing competition The Four, based on an Israeli format, as ABC readies the upcoming revival of Idol. Silverman and Owens co-created and are currently exec producers on Apple's Planet of the Apps reality competition series. Silverman is also an exec producer on The CW's critical darling Jane the Virgin. Gruber is an exec producer on Project Runway and its various spin-offs. (Hollywood Reporter)

She's baaack! When The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns for its eighth season this October, it's bring back a familiar face. PEOPLE has the exclusive First Look at the trailer for the hit series' new season, which will reunite RHONJ mainstay Teresa Giudice with one of her biggest enemies: Danielle Staub. The tough-talking, no-nonsense mother of two is back in front of the Bravo reality TV cameras for the first time since leaving the show after its second season in 2010. An original Housewife of the series, Staub found herself a subject of gossip among her fellow New Jersey Housewives -- specifically over her first marriage to former FBI informant Kevin Maher, who spoke openly about their past in his biography Cop Without a Badge. The book (and the allegations in it) served as the catalyst for the show's most iconic moment: Giudice flipping a table while arguing with Staub during the season 1 finale. Of course, that was eight years ago and a lot has changed. Now Giudice, 45, and Staub, 55, have put their differences aside and are pals, even bonding over a shared love of yoga. That doesn't mean Giudice isn't still flipping furniture from time to time. In the season 8 trailer, the mother of four -- who previously spent 11 months in jail on bankruptcy and mail fraud charges -- loses her cool at Posche fashion boutique owner and perpetual RHONJ guest Kim "Kim D" DePaola, after DePaola spreads rumors that Giudice has been unfaithful while her husband Joe continues to serve his 41-month prison sentence. "You know what Posche stands for? Piece Of S -- Coke-whore Home-wrecker Every-day," Giudice yells at DePaola in a heated argument, turning over a chair at her. "I would love to f -- ing grab you by the back of your hair!" The rumors also seem to cause problems between Giudice and Dolores Catania too. 'It's not f -- -ing true! You should have f -- ing stuck up for me," Giudice yells at Catania in one scene. "I did stick up for you," Catania shouts back. "When is it enough, huh?" New Housewife Margaret Josephs, meanwhile, gets into her own set of arguments. A lifestyle expert and TV personality who identifies herself as a "Power House in Pigtails," Josephs clashes with relationship guru Siggy Flicker after mocking the fast-talking brunette. "I want to take her and pull on those pigtails until they come out of her head!" Flicker says, telling Josephs "You're one of the ugliest human beings in the word for making fun of me." Elsewhere in the clip, Melissa Gorga and husband Joe butt heads over the opening of his new family restaurant with Giudice -- and appears to get on her sister-in-law's bad side again. "She's not a Gorga, she's only Gorga by marriage," Giudice says as Melissa storms off. Andy Cohen's Pick For The Most Absurd 'Real Housewives' Business Ever. The Bravo host plays a 'Housewives'-themed round of Plead the Fifth. But none of that can compare to the mess Staub finds herself in. Just because she isn't receiving the wrath of Giudice doesn't mean she's free from the drama. The newly engaged Staub, who will be returning in the "Friend of the Housewives" role this season as PEOPLE previously reported, comes in hot and gets on both Catania and Flicker's bad side -- driving a wedge between Giudice and Catania's 20-year friendship. "You're a f -- ing liar, I never said that," Catania shouts in the trailer, point a finger in Staub's face. "I never said that." "You're f -- ed up!," Flicker tells Staub, moments before Staub stars smashing glasses at a tense dinner. The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 8 premieres Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. More immediately, the network is airing The Real Housewives of New Jersey: How They Got Here special Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET. (People)

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