Monday, August 7, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Country Singer Ashley Monroe Welcomes Son Dalton William Danks: See the Adorable First Photos. Ashley Monroe has plenty more to sing about -- she's officially a mom! As the country star confirmed on social media Friday, she gave birth to a baby boy named Dalton William Danks. "Welcome to the world, love of my life," she wrote on Instagram along with adorable photos of the newborn at the hospital and bundled up at home. Little Dalton is the first child for the Grammy nominee and her husband of nearly four years, professional pitcher John Danks. The couple wed in October 2013. Two months after their third wedding anniversary on Christmas, the Pistole Annies star announced she was expecting. "Best present ever. Merry Christmas everyone... so many new things coming in 2017!!" the excited mom-to-be wrote at the time. In late March, she took to social media once again to reveal the baby's sex. "It's a BABY BOY!! A big one I have a feeling," she quipped with a photo of herself in a bikini, her growing bump taking center stage. Well, the day has finally arrived and little Dalton is officially in the world! Congratulations to the new family of three! (Eonline)

It's a son for a member of the Sons. Theo Rossi and his wife, Meghan, welcomed their second child, a baby boy, in New York on Thursday, August 3. "Theo and Meghan welcome Arlo Benjamin Rossi to the world today at 3:06 p.m. in New York," the Sons of Anarchy actor's rep tells Us Weekly. "Baby Arlo came in at 8 lbs. 13oz, and is 20 1/2 inches." Theo, 42, praised his pregnant wife in an Instagram post on July 23, writing, "As my warrior of a wife @meggomcrossi is preparing to have our next child any day now I just wanted to give a HUGE shout out to ALL the incredible women on this planet. Not just the mothers, but ALL women in general. I am truly in awe of your strength, patience and selflessness. Without you leading the way and keeping this world spinning the rest our dumbasses would have been long gone. #LIFE #Warrior #Grateful #Truth ????" The couple are already parents to a son named Kane Alexander, 2. Theo gushed to Us about fatherhood during Meghan's first pregnancy back in April 2015. "I love it. I don't like to sleep [anyways] so it's perfect," he said at the time. "Everything has gone well [with the pregnancy]. We're just really excited." (US Weekly)

Little People, Big World's Molly Roloff Marries Joel Silvius. Wedding bells were ringing for Molly Roloff. The only daughter of former reality TV couple, Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff, said "I do" to fiance Joel Silvius on Saturday. The nuptials took place on the family's farm in Oregon with special appearances by the family's goats, People reported. The couple exchanged vows under 100-year-old oak trees that Molly played on as a child. The bride sported an off-the-shoulder lace gown and toted a colorful pastel bouquet while her future husband opted for a slate suit and printed bow tie. There was no shortage of dancing at the wooded soiree. While the new husband and wife shared their first twirl to Ray LaMontagne's "You Are the Best Thing," the bride hit the dance floor with her father to Amy Grant's "Straight Ahead." "Representative of the focus molly has in her life and her choices," the Little People, Big World star said of the song on social media. "To her New husband Joel today. Molly is the apple of her mother and MY eyes ...Amy and I are gushing with pride of her character, faith, heart for God, wisdom and judgment... especially her choice in picking her life mate. As for proud mom Amy, she couldn't help but share her joy with fans. "She got married!" the mama gushed on social media. "A beautiful wedding, most gorgeous bride and tears laughing smiles and a lot of love. Couldn't be happier for Joel and Molly (my baby girl)." Congratulations to the new husband and wife! (Eonline)

Florida Georgia Line Singer Tyler Hubbard Is Expecting a Baby Girl -- Not a Baby Boy. Blue isn't their color after all! Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley Hubbard announced in June they are expecting their first child together, whom they thought was going to be a boy. Well, the country music star took to Instagram on Friday, revealing they are actually having a baby girl. "Gods got jokes......After thinking we are having a boy for the last few months, turns out the blood test was wrong and we're actually having a little girl. Woe... so many emotions but really really excited about this next chapter even if God does like throwing us a curve ball every now and then," he wrote. "Just keeping us on our toes. #daddysgirl" The proud mother-to-be took to social media in June, letting fans know (what they thought) was the sex of their baby: "Tyler's all geared up for a BOY!!!! Can't freaking wait! #diamondsordirtbikes #genderreveal #itsaBOY". The happy couple seemed very confident in the gender, telling People, "I thought it might be a boy, but Tyler was 1,000 percent confident it would be -- so confident that some of our friends brought us baby boy gifts." Hayley also took to Instagram earlier, reassuring fans the shocking news that their baby-to-be is not a boy, but a girl. "Baby Hubbard's keeping us on our toes & has another announcement to make!! It's not a boy! It's a GIRL!!! our hearts are exploding with joy all over again! And shock! And excitement!" After announcing the pregnancy on June 7, the musician told E! News, "I'm pretty stoked. I'm just really excited that we can officially talk about it now and get it out there and not have to keep a secret anymore." Tyler also revealed they are expecting the baby in December, calling her "a Christmas baby." (Eonline)

Christina Perri Is Pregnant With Her First Child. Christina Perri is pregnant! The "Jar of Hearts" singer announced she and fiance Paul Costabile are expecting their first child together in a sweet post shared to Instagram on Saturday. The black and white snapshot sees Christina and her 3-year-old niece Tesla holding her baby bump with a message that read, "Tesla's little cousin is coming soon." "Guess what?" the singer-songwriter included in her caption. It's been quite an exciting time for Christina, who in late June announced she and Costabile were engaged. "Paul asked me to marry him tonight and i said yes!" she shared alongside a photo of her new piece of bling. Her TV personality husband-to-be also dedicated a romantic note to the "A Thousand Years" singer following the proposal. "I knew I wanted to ask this girl to marry me the day she walked into the green screen for an interview almost 4 years ago," he shared. "I finally asked her right here tonight and she said yes!!!" Costabile has yet to comment publicly on Christina's pregnancy. Congratulations, you two! (Eonline)

Kate Hudson and Boyfriend Danny Fujikawa May Be Headed Towards Engagement. Things appear to be heating up between Kate Hudson and new boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, but is marriage in the cards? The two first sparked romance rumors earlier this year and made their red carpet debut as a couple in May, at the Hollywood premiere of her mother Goldie Hawn's film Snatched. "They are moving quickly as Kate always does," a source told E! News exclusively. "They aren't engaged, but it could definitely happen. I don't know if she would get married again, but she would get engaged. She loves being in a committed relationship and having a partner. They are a very good match." Kate and Danny, a musician, have not commented about marriage prospects. Kate has been married once and engaged twice before. She shares 13-year-old son Ryder with ex-husband and Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson and 6-year-old son Bingham with ex-fiance and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. The two were engaged for four years and split in 2014. "She's crazy about Danny and moving very quickly. They are basically living together at her house," the source told E! News. "They have spent the whole summer together traveling and having fun. He is a very nice guy and super laid back." "He fits in well with her family, which is very important to Kate," the source added. "He's got a great sense of humor and is spontaneous like she is. They all feel like they have known him forever and her boys adore him. They are always going on adventures and coming up with new fun things to do." Goldie had told E! News' Jason Kennedy at the Snatched premiere that Danny "is a wonderful person." She and partner Kurt Russell, who raised Kate and her brother Oliver Hudson, are unmarried and have been together for more than 30 years. In an interview with Self magazine in 2014, Kate discussed their relationship. "If I look at my parents, who've been together thirty-something years, I'd say no matter what they've been through, they share similar values and really like each other," she says. "It sounds easy, but it's not." (Eonline)

Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson got super cozy Saturday night ... which makes us wonder if the site pooh-poohing a possible hook up have it right. We got this pic of Katy and Rob in WeHo in the restaurant at the Sunset Tower Hotel. The joint is very romantic. It looks like they were dining with a few other people but when the pic was taken they clearly broke off from the crowd. There have been rumors the 2 started dating after Katy split from Orlando Bloom. As for Robert, there were rumblings he was engaged to FKA Twigs. As we say every weekend with the TMZ polls ... you be the judge. (TMZ)

Casey Affleck Responds to Summer Phoenix's Divorce Filing. Casey Affleck has responded to Summer Phoenix's divorce filing. E! News obtained the court documents in which Casey also cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and sought joint legal and physical custody of their two children, Indiana, 13, and Atticus, 9. However, regarding spousal support, Affleck did ask to "terminate the court's ability to award support to petitioner," which Summer had originally requested. However, a source tells E! News, "The divorce was amicable and this was all done with ease. Casey IS paying spousal support." Meanwhile, the actress and youngest sibling of the famous Phoenix dynasty filed for divorce from the Manchester by the Sea star on Monday after separating in March 2016. The former couple originally met in 1995 after Summer's brother, Joaquin Phoenix, introduced them. They began dating shortly thereafter and got engaged in 2003. They ended up tying the knot in 2006. Ten years later, they announced their separation in March 2016. "Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated," Affleck's rep confirmed to E! News at the time. "They remain very close friends." Still, despite their split, Casey thanked her during his acceptance speech after winning Best Actor at the 2017 Golden Globes. "Lastly, I'll just say that despite how I might think I'm in charge at my house, it's my kids who give me permission to do this, because they have got the strength of character to keep at bay all of the noise that sometimes surrounds people who live publicly, to let me travel for months at a time. So I love you. Thank you very much," he said at the time, adding, "And to their mom who gave me just about every good acting idea I ever had, thank you very much, I love you." (Eonline)

Michael Chow, the founder of Mr. Chow restaurants, is looking at a table for one after 25 years of marriage ... according to docs filed by his wife. Eva Chun Chow filed for divorce from Michael Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences. She lists their date of marriage as January 15, 1992 and says the couple has no minor children. She does not list a separation date. According to the docs ... Eva may wish to request spousal support in the future, and wants the judge to let her keep jewelry she believes is hers. Mr. Chow is an upscale Chinese eatery and has locations in L.A., NYC, Miami, Las Vegas, London and Mexico City. (TMZ)

Bella Thorne was nearly homeless before Disney deal. Former child star Bella Thorne has been experimenting with her appearance lately, but not every fan is digging it. One critic tweeted: "If ur plan is to be edgy and controversial then maybe you shouldn't have started ur career on Disney channel???" The 19-year-old actress, who's been stirring headlines lately for her racy looks, immediately shot back, implying she was out of money and nearly homeless when she was offered her job at Disney. However, this isn't the first time Thorne has opened up about her shocking past. During an appearance on the MTV podcast "Happy Sad Confused" back in April, she described what motivated her to pursue a career with Disney. "We were about to live physically on the street if I didn't have that role," she told host Josh Horowitz. "We were living off Stouffer's coupons, and that's what we had to eat every day. That may not sound like a big deal to everybody, but when you're a single mom raising four kids with debt and you have nothing to your name, it's f -- –g s -- -y." But before she ever landed the role of CeCe Jones on "Shake It Up" Thorne appeared on HBO's "Big Love" for the recurring role of Tancy Henrickson in 2010. The series, which starred heavy hitters like Bill Paxton, Chloe Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin, explored the life of a polygamist and his relationship with his three wives. However, Thorne implied HBO's paycheck wasn't enough to keep her family afloat. Thorne would then go on to star in the hit Disney series "Shake It Up!" that same year -- except she wasn't too thrilled about the opportunity at first. "I didn't want to audition for 'Shake It Up!'" she explained. "I literally said in my audition, 'I don't sing. I don't dance. I'm basically tone deaf, and I'm not funny. So I don't know why I'm here.' And everybody just started laughing. They all thought it was a joke." Thorne nabbed the role, but when the series came to an end in 2013, Thorne complained she was typecast. "It was really hard to get a job after the show," she admitted. "People didn't want to read me. They didn't want to see me because they were like, 'She's a Disney actress.' It was like starting back at the bottom and working my way up all the way again." However, Thorne seems to be doing just fine these days. She insisted that thanks to her work on social media, she was able to buy a house. "My social media to me is how I pay my bills," she said. (Pagesix)

Aaron Carter Pens Emotional Letter About His Sexuality: ''This Does Not Bring Me Shame." Aaron Carter is not ashamed; he just wants to tell the truth about who he is. On Saturday night, the 29-year-old singer shared a revealing Twitter post about his sexuality with his fans. The lengthy letter began, "To start off, I would like to say that I love each and EVERY ONE of my fans. There's something I'd like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life. This doesn't bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me." The singer, whose famous brother Nick Carter is a member of the Backstreet Boys, continued, "I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive." Aaron, who has openly spoken about his struggles with both eating disorder issues and substance abuse in the past, continued, "There were years that went by that I thought about, but it wasn't until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with." The music man went on, "To me music has always been my temple. Music will ALWAYS be what transcends us and myself. The studio has always been my safe haven. But the ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied. I never want to be a figure of disappointment. The best quote to sum 'I've never felt as though I didn't belong, I just acted as though I did.' -- Boy George" Aaron was arrested on July 15 in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and pot possession. When he was arrested, his girlfriend, Madison Parker, was riding passenger in the car and was also taken into custody for alleged marijuana-related offenses. Aaron was released after posting bail for $4,610. The singer has returned to the stage since his arrest last month. Aaron's rep previously told E! News, "The tour is continuing, which everyone is very happy about." (Eonline)

Here's How Prince Jackson Is Stepping Out of Michael Jackson's Shadow and Making His Own Way in the Music Industry. Don't ask Prince Jackson to sing, dance or moonwalk. The 20-year-old son of Michael Jackson joined E!'s Daily Pop and revealed how he's making his own career path, stepping outside of the King of Pop's shadow and into his own realm. Prince has been working behind the camera, helping visualize music videos like that of Swedish singer Nano's "Hold On." However, when people hear that he "produces," everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that he's producing music. "It's hard because people think that I'm going to dance or people think that I'm going to sing," he told hosts Catt Sadler, Justin Sylvester and Carissa Culiner. "And when they hear 'music' or if they hear 'producer,' they'll be like, 'What song are you working on or who's your artist'...I'm only on the visual side of production. So that part, I guess it's misleading for people." However, he did gain inspiration to get into film from watching his father's music videos. "Since I was little I knew I would be in the film industry," Prince explained. "Growing up, I got to spend a decent amount of time on film sets either with my dad's friends or when he was starting to work on the 'This Is It' tour. He was re-doing a lot of his videos, so I got to spend a lot of time on music video sets that were cinematically filmed." In fact, when asked which of Michael's music videos are his favorite, Prince chose "Moonwalker" and "Smooth Criminal." Though Prince has separated himself from his father's legacy for the most part, there are still some things people simply expect him to follow in the same manner. "Obviously there are a lot of perks [of having a famous father,]," he said. "But one of the big problems is there is a certain standard you have to live up to because of who raised you. Everybody saw him as a humanitarian." Therefore, speaking on behalf of his sister Paris Jackson as well, he said, "Everything we do -- either publicly or privately -- it has to live up to the standard of not only just Michael Jackson but as the man and the father he raised us." One thing you shouldn't expect out of him, though, is a moonwalk...only because he just can't do it! "People have tried to teach me," he laughed. "And I just can't understand it." (Eonline)

Zoe McLellan gave her ex-husband, J.P. Gillain, only 2 days' notice before she flew to Canada with their young son for a role alongside Kiefer Sutherland ... but she says she had no choice. McLellan is embroiled in a custody war again with Gillain. They have joint custody of 4-year-old Sebastian. McLellan says she was recently offered a gig on "Designated Survivor" and had to be in Toronto STAT to film ... but wouldn't go without Seb. In court docs, obtained by TMZ, McLellan says she's the primary parent, adding Gillain can't support the lifestyle she offers their son. That's why she claims he needs to be with mom while she films for a year ... but she says she'll help out with dad's travel costs so he can come visit. For his part, Gillain says his ex-wife basically held a gun to his head, demanding he consent to the move and agree to work out a new custody deal. He also argues she can't uproot their kid just because she gets a new role, arguing Seb needs stability and continuity. He's asking a judge to order the boy back immediately. (TMZ)

Casey Affleck and his estranged wife, Summer Phoenix, will NOT have a nasty, drawn-out divorce -- despite a weird filing -- we've learned it's all settled already. Casey filed docs Monday responding to Summer's divorce petition ... filed that same day. Much of his reads just like hers -- irreconcilable differences, 2 kids and same date of separation. However, in his docs, Casey says he wants the court to block Summer from getting the spousal support she had requested in her docs. On paper, seems like a dogfight is brewing ... but sources connected to the ex-couple tell us they've already hammered out a settlement, just 4 days after she filed. We're told Casey is paying spousal support under the agreement. It's unclear why he checked the box to block spousal support only to cave a few days later -- but what's done is done. (TMZ)

The Usher scandal -- that he allegedly has herpes and had sexual contact with individuals without telling them -- is about to get bigger, because 2 women and a man are going to file a lawsuit claiming Usher exposed them to the STD. Celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom says she'll file the suit Monday in California and hold a news conference in NYC to correspond with the filing. One of the women will appear at the news conference. The 2 others will remain anonymous and will appear in the lawsuits only as Jane Doe and John Doe. Bloom says all 3 individuals claim to have had sexual contact with Usher after 2012, and he failed to warn them he allegedly had an STD. We reached out to Usher's camp ... so far no word back. (TMZ)

Bachelor Star Chris Soules' Trial in Fatal Car Crash Set for January. Chris Soules can mark his calendar. Nearly four months after the former Bachelor was arrested in Iowa following a fatal car crash, the reality star is set to go to trial on Jan. 18, 2018, according to court documents obtained by E! News. In the papers filed on August 1, an Iowa court judge determined the trial will begin that Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to last four to five days. The trial has been assigned to District Judge Andrea Dryer. According to the documents, the court was also advised that Soules anticipates filing a motion to dismiss the case. If that motion is granted, the case will no longer head to trial. However, if he does file, the court will address the motion at an afternoon hearing on October 10. In late April, the 35-year-old Iowa native was arrested at his home after rear-ending a tractor-trailer earlier that night. Kenneth Mosher, the driver of the tractor-trailer, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The next morning, Soules appeared in court and was charged with allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal car accident, to which he pleaded not guilty. "Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home. He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away," Soules' spokesperson said in a statement at the time. "His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Mosher's family." While the reality star was spotted in public for the first time since the crash about a month after, overall he has been keeping a low public profile. Soules did not attend Mosher's funeral on May 1, deleted all social media accounts and hired a legal team. (Eonline)

Prodigy's official cause of death is listed as accidental choking ... TMZ has learned. The Clark County Medical Examiner has made the determination after completing its investigation into Prodigy's June 20 death. As TMZ first reported, he was in a Las Vegas hospital when he choked on an egg. Prodigy was in the hospital getting treatment for sickle cell anemia -- which he'd battled his entire life, and had flared up immediately following a performance in severe Las Vegas heat. The Mobb Deep MC was 42. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Chris Brown's daughter, Royalty, isn't old enough to go to preschool, but she's more than ready to start a company. Royalty, with an assist from mama Nia Guzman, is unveiling a unisex kids clothing line personalized by the kiddo herself. The collection features monster graphics, two-pieces and even cosmetics. A clear case of "like-father-like-daughter" in the clothing dept. -- Chris also has his own line of duds -- Black Pyramid. Royalty's goal is to push threads "for the fun and energetic kid with an outgoing personality." We're guessing her other goal is college tuition. So ... what were you doing when you were 3? (TMZ)

Chester Bennington's inner circle was not about to let someone profit off his funeral ... so they stepped up and helped stop the person trying to sell his memorial items. Sources close to Chester tell TMZ ... they found out someone posted a program, wristband, lanyard and pin from Chester's service on eBay Tuesday, and immediately contacted the site asking to have the items removed. Ebay did exactly that ... but not before the highest bid topped $50,000. An eBay spokesperson tells us the company doesn't allow sales of items that "attempt to profit from tragedy." We're told they contacted and educated the seller, and will take further action if it happens again. As for the identity of the seller ... our Chester sources believe it was someone who worked with Linkin Park in production, and when they took a look at the account's history they realized the person had sold other LP merch in the past. (TMZ)

Robert Pattinson Praised by PETA After Refusing to Perform Sex Act on a Dog in Good Time. Robert Pattinson has left quite the impression on animal activists. Shortly after the actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and shared the moment he refused to perform a sex act on a dog in Good Time, PETA is speaking out and expressing their appreciation for the 31-year-old. "PETA depends on actors and crew members to come forward when they see mistreatment, whether it involves a dog who is being forced into churning water on the set of A Dog's Purpose or an A-list actor who is being asked to molest his canine co-star," Vice President Lisa Lange said in a statement to E! News. "Robert Pattinson is our kind of guy (and everyone's who has a heart) for refusing to masturbate a dog -- which is like child molestation -- and for talking about it so that the public can see that once again animal trainers' top priority is money and animals' interests and well-being are often ignored." The statement concluded, "PETA is currently investigating whether the law was broken in this instance." For those who missed Robert's interview Thursday night, the actor shared a story from production that caught viewers by surprise. "My character, Connie, has this affinity with dogs; he thinks he is a dog in a previous life and he thinks he has control over animals," Robert explained. "There's this one scene we shot -- there's a drug dealer who busts into the room, and I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job." He continued, "It was a character thing. I asked the trainer [about it] because the director was like, 'Just do it for real, man! Don't be a pussy!' And the dog's owner was like, 'Well, he's a breeder. I mean, you can. You just gotta massage the inside of his thighs.' I was like, 'Just massage the inside of his thighs?!' I didn't agree to do the real one, so we made a fake red rocket." Obviously caught off guard, Jimmy Kimmel tried to lighten the mood by adding some humor to the story. "You made a fake dog penis?" the late-night host asked. "Wow, Hollywood is a great place. It really is." Good Time tells the story of a bank robber who finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. The project, directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, is scheduled to hit theatres August 11. (Eonline)

Robert Pattinson Clarifies Alleged Bestiality Incident on Set of Good Time: ''I Feel Embarrassed.'' Robert Pattinson never meant any harm. The actor sparked concern over an anecdote shared during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he claimed the director of Good Time urged Pattinson to perform a sex act on a dog while filming. He refused, and a prosthetic penis was created for the scene. Robert has since clarified his intention in sharing the story, which he says was meant to be comedic. "The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiraled out of control," he tells E! News in a statement. "What didn't come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the Good Time set." He continued, "We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal." The English-born celeb went on to defend the cast and crew of the upcoming crime drama. "Everyone involved in Good Time are amazing professionals and have come together to make a movie that I'm extremely proud of," Pattinson concluded. "I feel embarrassed that in the moment, I was trying to make Jimmy laugh, only to create confusion and a false impression." Animal rights organization PETA offered its support to Pattinson and said they were launching an investigation to verify the incident's legality. "PETA depends on actors and crew members to come forward when they see mistreatment, whether it involves a dog who is being forced into churning water on the set of A Dog's Purpose or an A-list actor who is being asked to molest his canine co-star," Vice President Lisa Lange said in a statement to E! News. "Robert Pattinson is our kind of guy (and everyone's who has a heart) for refusing to masturbate a dog -- which is like child molestation -- and for talking about it so that the public can see that once again animal trainers' top priority is money and animals' interests and well-being are often ignored." In the initial interview, Pattinson described a scene in which his character is "sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job." To host Jimmy Kimmel and viewers' surprise, he continued, "It was a character thing. I asked the trainer [about it] because the director was like, 'Just do it for real, man! Don't be a pussy!' And the dog's owner was like, 'Well, he's a breeder. I mean, you can. You just gotta massage the inside of his thighs.' I was like, 'Just massage the inside of his thighs?!' I didn't agree to do the real one, so we made a fake red rocket." Good Time is in theaters Aug. 11. (Eonline)

Hilary Duff Tells Body Shamers to ''Kiss My Ass'' in Empowering Message to Women. Hilary Duff has zero tolerance for internet bullies. In response to recent photographs of the Younger star taken while vacationing in Hawaii with her 5-year-old son Luca Comrie, Duff has spoken out on Instagram to remind everyone she's proud of the skin she's in. The paparazzi snapshot sees Duff wearing a gingham print one-piece and holding Luca in her arms on the beach. "I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages," the former Disney star penned. "I'm enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months." (Hilary has previously discussed the difficulties of filming Younger in New York City while her son resides in Los Angeles with his dad, Mike Comrie.) She continued, "Since websites and magazines love to share 'celeb flaws' - well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago." "I'm turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go," Hilary added. She concluded her message with a thoughtful reminder to women everywhere: "Ladies, let's be proud of what we've got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed. You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. #kissmyass" The celeb, who is a self-described fitness lover, has long been an advocate of self-love and body positivity. Earlier this year, she opened up about overcoming her insecurities. She described in part, "I didn't always love my legs, but as I've grown, I've learned to love and celebrate myself, just as I am. I began to realize that my legs are STRONG and they carry me every. single. day. Our bodies are amazing and something to be grateful for. I'm ME and that's really enough!" 'Nuff said, right? (Eonline)

Edie Falco Is Already Having a Moment With Her Law & Order True Crime Wig. Edie Falco is wigging out. Or is she? Falco is starring in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders as Leslie Abramson, the attorney who defended Lyle and Erik Menendez during their infamous murder trial, and is adjusting a lot of things, including that new 'do. "How do you know it's a wig? I'm just saying," Falco said when asked about her series look. Sarah Paulson had quite a relationship with her Marcia Clark wig for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and it's no different for Falco. "Well, we're very early on in this, but I have to say I do kind of love the wig. I have my own little relationship going on there, but it was also the hair I wanted at that age and could never get," she told press after Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders's 2017 TCA summer press tour panel. Is it wish fulfillment? "Exactly," she said. "Maybe!" Falco, who admitted she paid attention to the wig on the peripheral when it was happening, said she's done her research and her opinions have been evolving. "Things aren't what they appear," she said. And regarding the real version of the woman she's playing, Falco said, "Well, she was polarizing in that she was not interested in giving soundbites that people wanted. She really was unpopular for representing boys who looked like monsters." The cast for the series also includes Anthony Edwards, Heather Graham, Josh Charles and Elizabeth Reaser. Falco told E! News' Sibley Scoles that the cast was definitely a perk, as was the behind-the-scenes players. "The cast of course, but also Lesli Linka Glatter, who is our executive producer and Dick Wolf and Rene Balcer -- people who have been doing these true crime things forever and ever," she said. "The reason I'm doing this is because of all the different thoughts that are going through. There was so much that went on that we didn't know about as general public consumers of this story. And I think one of the things we're doing is shed some light on some of those things," Falco said. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 on NBC. (Eonline)

A 9-Year-Old "Guardian of the Galaxy" Applied for a NASA Job and Received an Out of This World Response. Attention space commanders of all ages: NASA is hiring and responding to a few unlikely candidates. Nine-year-old Jack Davis recently came across a job opening within the federal agency. While he was only in the fourth grade, the self-proclaimed "Guardian of the Galaxy" thought he could be the perfect candidate. "My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job. I may be nine but I think I would be fit for the job," he wrote in a letter. "One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien. Also, I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see." Jack continued, "I have also seen the show Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and hope to see the movie Men in Black. I am great at video games. I am young so I can learn to think like an Alien." Sounds like a solid candidate, right? Instead of tossing the letter to the side, NASA decided to respond in a viral letter. "Our Planetary Protection Officer position is really cool and is very important work. It's about protecting Earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It's also about protecting other planets and moons from our germs as we responsibly explore the Solar System," Planetary Science Division Director Dr. James L Green wrote in a letter. "We are always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us, so I hope you will study hard and do well in school." He added, "We hope to see you here at NASA one of these days!" If a letter wasn't enough, Jack also received a phone call from NASA's Planetary Research Director at NASA Headquarters in Washington to congratulate him on his interest in the position. The exchange has received well over 2,000 Retweets on social media in just a couple of hours. In fact, the letters have received rave reviews from several followers. "This is how you inspire dreams in children and what a beautiful way to go about doing so," one Twitter user wrote. "Well done NASA!" If you're reading this Jack, we're rooting for you! Now go watch some Men in Black. (Eonline)

Celebs are dropping thousands to barely eat. If you can't detox like a celebrity, maybe it's best not to detox at all. At a facility like We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., stars like Lisa Rinna, Alicia Silverstone, Brie Bella, Josh Radnor and Kristin Cavallari pay top dollar to detoxify their bodies under the care of professionals. "Weight loss, mental clarity, physical energy, improved focus, and attitude, renewed sense of motivation and purpose. I've never left We Care without feeling these things," Radnor claims on the spa's website. "It reliably delivers what it promises. I also feel more centered in my heart, more spiritually aligned, and less prone to neurotic or anxiety-provoking thoughts. I've seen profound transformations in people who say yes to it, myself included." Clients take yoga, relax and unplug while being restricted to an all-liquid diet consisting of vegetable juices, soups and "carefully designed therapeutic teas" for the duration of their stay, which can range anywhere three days to two weeks. "We're providing them with nutrients they need to get through the day but it's all liquid," resort manager Dominic Chevalier told Page Six. "It doesn't require a lot of energy to process liquid which allows your body to focus on ridding yourself of toxins." Premium accommodations, like a club room, can run up to $6,900 for eight nights (which Chevalier says is the typical length of stay). Most celebs gravitate toward larger rooms, he adds, where they can have their detox materials sent for their convenience. "You're not going to find the Ritz Carlton," he said of the facility's bohemian desert vibe. In addition to the detox program, which also features colonics and "digestive release" massages, the spa also offers traditional treatments like facials and body wraps. "They're here for a combination of detox and weight loss," Chevalier said of their celebrity clientele, explaining that while weight loss isn't guaranteed, it's possible to lose three pounds in a week's stay. "They're working very hard and it's kind of a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of L.A. or New York," he said. Cavallari, who rose to fame on MTV's "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills," is the latest celeb to sing the spa's praises on Instagram, claiming she's "feeling like a new woman" after her stay. But despite her glowing review, some health professionals feel differently about the concept of detoxing. "If the average person has a lot of money and wants to try this for three days, go for it," says nutritionist Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD, CDN, but "in general, your body does not need to detox." New York City based Zeitlin specialized in gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, sports nutrition, weight management and women's nutrition while working as a clinical dietitian at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She describes detoxing as "completely unsustainable" for long-term weight loss and explained that juicing vegetables removes necessary fiber. "Fiber is what keeps you full so you're not hungry for your next meal and it's what's keeping your gut healthy and whats moving things through," she said. Hence We Care's inclusion of colonics, but for someone not under pricey professional care, restricting themselves to a liquid diet can result in bloat, constipation, and hunger, according to Zeitlin. She says detoxing can work for "something specific, like three days before your friend's wedding, or three days before your someone's date to an award show something like that. That's where it has a place." Which is why, according to Chevalier. We Care sees an uptick in celebrity clientele when award season rolls around. "I have noticed personally that before awards programs some of the celebrities will come out here for a quick detox, maybe do some massages or something like that and then they'll finish with a day polish or a facial [so] they're ready to kind of go and hit the runway," Chevalier said. Guests -- who Chevalier says are mostly return customers -- are following an individualized program, including a pre- and post-detox plan. Before beginning the detox program, participants are advised to avoid grains, pasta, bread, meat, cheese, fish, dairy, processed food, caffeine, and alcohol. After they've completed the program, guests are provided with supplements and information for an easy transition back into digesting solid food. "[For] the average person, really what you're doing is throwing money away," Zietlen said, explaining that "that as soon as you can eat real food, you're going to overeat, you're going to want everything," she said. While celebrities may rely on detoxes to shed a few extra pounds, it costs a pretty penny to do it right. (Eonline)

Say Goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Hello to Its Hotter Friend, Dunkin'. The most iconic duo since Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie may be headed for a split. That's right, Dunkin' Donuts may be dropping the latter part of its infamous name to become just: Dunkin'. The brand is all grown up and going for an upgraded look, announcing that a new chain in Pasadena, Calif. will be the first to adopt the new name as a test. Other locations may start to pop up, should the change prove to be effective. Mostly everything will stay the same through the rebrand but the company wants to be noticed for more than just its delicious doughnuts. "As part of our efforts to reinforce that Dunkin' Donuts is a beverage-led brand and coffee leader," a company spokesperson told CNBC, "we will be testing signage in a few locations that refer to the brand simply as 'Dunkin.'" Any final decision made as to whether or not the change will be put into effect in all locations will be made in late 2018. They may also start to redesign their stores, giving the brand a bit of a face lift. But for now, you can enjoy the novelty of it all. In a few years, only real 90s kids will remember Dunkin' Donuts. (Eonline)

Music

Adele Hosts Private Despicable Me 3 Screening for Children Impacted by Grenfell Tower Fire. Adele is using her fame and fortune to help others. On Thursday evening, the big-voiced singer hosted a private movie screening of Despicable Me 3 for children affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in an attempt to lift up their spirits after the devastating blaze that killed around 80 people in June. The "Rolling in the Deep" singer treated the young victims to the private showing of the animated film at London's Whiteley's cinema on Thursday evening, A source who attended the event said that Adele's presence was quite the surprise. "It was very intimate. All we knew as we boarded the fancy coach that there was a special screening just for us. We didn't even know there was a special guest," said the attendee. The source added that the invite came through The ClementJames Centre, an educational charity that has been helping the survivors of Grenfell. The charity, which became a central hub for donations, supplies and help for victims, hosts a free summer camp for local kids and this special outing was part of it. The insider added that no one knew Adele was going to be there and said, "Adele was lovely and she sat with a few of the kids in the row in front of us, chatting away....Adele made time for everyone and mingled with the kids." And that wasn't all the children who were affected by the fire got treated too. "Snacks were provided: popcorn in the foyer and Smarties [chocolates] and water in each seat arm," said the movie goer. The mother of one of the young kids, a boy named Boulevard, Instagramed a photo of the Grammy winner and her son from the screening. Adele appeared to be makeup free, wearing a casual ensemble for the evening outing. In addition to a big voice, she's got a big heart! (Eonline)

Chris Cornell's Daughter Toni Gives Heartbreaking Performance of "Hallelujah" With OneRepublic. There wasn't a dry eye in the audience. Nearly three months since the tragic death of her father Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden singer's 12-year-old daughter, Toni Cornell, took the stage on Good Morning America for an emotional tribute to her late father with the help of OneRepublic. Additionally, the performance was meant to honor Cornell's longtime friend, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who also died three weeks ago. Their song of choice? Leonard Cohen's signature ballad, "Hallelujah." "Chester sang this at Chris' funeral and this is arguably one of the greatest songs written in the last 50 years, I think by most people's accords. It's a very special song to us and I think to most people and especially to Toni, as well," OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder told GMA's Michael Strahan. "It's an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them," Toni added. The soulful performance went off without a hitch with members of the audience breaking into tears as the two belted out the classic lyrics. The rendition was clearly a hit with the crowd and special viewers watching from around the country, including Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington.? "Thank you @RyanTedder @OneRepublic 4 honoring my husband Chester & dear pal Chris tmrw," she tweeted to the group. "Be still and you will feel them sing within you too." Cornell passed away on May 18th in a hotel room in Detroit. His death was later ruled a suicide by hanging. Bennington was found dead at his home in California on July 20th. His death was also later ruled a suicide by hanging. (Eonline)

Justin Bieber made his first public appearance since canceling his Purpose World Tour at the Hanes x Karla launch event on Thursday night in West Hollywood, California. Bieber, 23, was there to support a white T-shirt collaboration between his stylist, Karla Welch, and Hanes. The line of seven white tees for men and women was inspired by Bieber's love of super long T-shirts. The "Sorry" singer arrived around 8:45 p.m. and wore a T-shirt, drop crotch jeans, glasses, a backpack and hat and was spotted chatting with his manager, Scooter Braun. Bieber took a few sips from a bottle of Corona and posed for a few photos but left the bash, where Casamigos also served cocktails, after about 30 minutes. On Wednesday, Bieber broke his silence after canceling his world tour, writing an emotional post on Instagram to his fans and admitting he "let my insecurities get the best of me at times." "I let my broken relationships dictate the way I acted toward people and the way I treated them! I let bitterness, jealously and fear run my life.!!!!" he wrote. "I am extremely blessed to have people in the past few years help me build my character back up reminding me of who I am and who I want to be!!!" When it came to his cancellation of the remaining tour dates left in his tour schedule, Bieber let fans know that he needed the time off. "Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE.." he continued. "I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable. So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be." The same week Bieber canceled his tour, Bieber hit a paparazzo with his car after leaving a church service in Beverly Hills. Insiders close to the Bieber camp told PEOPLE the pop star was "okay for now," but was "super exhausted" from his previous tour dates and the extensive travel that comes along with his scheduling. "He's been going to church and has been hanging out with his church crew. He's super exhausted though," a source told PEOPLE of Bieber's current state. "He actually does like being on tour, but he's been touring for 18 months straight and it takes a toll." (People)

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland is seeking a plea deal with the US government over fraud charges, according to reports. McFarland, who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to have influencers like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid promote the failed fest online, is accused of forging documents to get investors to hand over millions. US Attorney Kristy Greenberg has filed for a continuance, writing, "Defense counsel and I have had discussions regarding a possible disposition of this case, and we plan to continue our discussions." A 30-day extension has been issued, and McFarland, who faces up to 20 years in the slammer, remains free on $300,000 bail. We hear the 25-year-old has been abiding his bail conditions and surrendered his passport. This case is just one of many filed against McFarland and Fyre. He is being represented by attorney Randall Jackson. (Page Six)

Blac Chyna doesn't just want to be in music videos with Nicki Minaj, she wants to BE the new Nicki Minaj, and several record labels are jumping at the chance to make it happen. Several sources close to Blac Chyna tell us she's entering the music game and is already recording in the studio. As for what type of music ... rap, "poetry music" and traditional singing. The catalyst was the Yo Gotti music video shoot down in Miami a couple weeks back with Nicki, who Chyna sees as a mentor. The next step is to get signed. We're told Chyna's lined up several meetings with record labels in L.A., and already met bigwigs at Capital Records. The good news for Rob ... Chyna's not into diss tracks. (TMZ)

Neil Young Releases Title Track from Lost 'Hitchhiker' Album. In August 1976, Neil Young recorded a solo acoustic album called Hitchhiker in a single session at Malibu's Indigo Ranch Studios. Although most of the 10 tracks -- including the title track, which was included on Young's 2010 LP Le Noise -- eventually saw the light of day in some form, the album itself never came out. But now, over 40 years later, Hitchhiker is finally being released, featuring new post-production from Young's recent producer John Hanlon. The long-lost collection, including the previously unreleased songs "Hawaii" and "Give Me Strength," will be out 9/8. (Billboard)

R. Kelly has lawyers coming after him now, because the family of one of the young women living with him wants her back home ... and they've hired a legal team to help out. Joycelyn Savage's parents have hired attorneys Gerald A. Griggs and Leif Howard in their "effort to seek the safe return" of their daughter from the singer. The Savages say they're concerned for her health and safety and reiterate they haven't seen her for almost a year. According to Griggs ... the plan is to make contact with R. Kelly's reps and work with them to get Joycelyn back to her family, even though she is an adult. We broke the story ... Joycelyn's dad, Timothy, believes R. Kelly targets underage women and is abusive to them, and even compares his relationships with the women to slavery. (TMZ)

Movies

Eli Roth is standing strong in the wake of criticism over his new movie, "Death Wish" ... in fact, he views the controversy as something of a blessing. Eli was leaving M Cafe in Bev Hills Friday when our photog asked about the criticism -- that a rogue white man, played by Bruce Willis, seeks revenge for a brutal crime against his family and goes on a killing spree in Chicago. Some of the critics say this is an Alt Right film in which a white guy takes to the streets and kills black people, although in the trailer not all of the revenge is targeted against blacks. Eli says the criticism is BS and you need to see the full film to get context. He also says this is a classic issue of freedom of choice ... you don't have to see it. By the way, Roth's a smart dude ... he knows the controversy sells tickets. (TMZ)

Marwan Kenzari to Play Jafar in Disney's Live-Action Aladdin. Perhaps you'd like to see how snakelike Marwan Kenzari can be? The 34-year-old actor is in negotiations to play the villain Jafar in the live-action remake of Aladdin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney has not commented on the alleged casting, but several sources also told Variety that Kenzari is involved in the upcoming movie. Jafar, vizier to the sultan of Agrabah, was voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the animated film. Kenzari joins Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) and Will Smith (the Genie). Nasim Pedrad has also joined the cast as a handmaid and friend to Princess Jasmine. Guy Ritchie is directing the project from a script by John August. Dan Lin is producing the film. Walt Disney Pictures has several live-action adaptations of its animated classics in the pipeline, such as Tim Burton's Dumbo, Niki Caro's Mulan and Jon Favreau's The Lion King, among others. Kenzari will next appear in 20th Century Fox's Murder on the Orient Express, which also stars Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley. Kenzari's other credits include Paramount Pictures' Ben-Hur, Universal Pictures' The Mummy and Open Road's The Promise. A release date for Aladdin has not been announced. Little else has been revealed about the movie, as it's still in the pre-production phase. Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, talked a bt about his role during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show. "He's playing the Genie!" she said. "And you know what I had to tell him? I said, 'You know what? This is perfect for you, because you always creating magic.' I had to tell him that." (Eonline)

Stars gush over Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner's new movie. Awards buzz swept through MoMA and rooftop lounge the Skylark after a screening of the Weinstein Company's "Wind River" on Wednesday. The film, from writer and director Taylor Sheridan, picked up a directing prize at Cannes, opens this weekend, and had celebs gushing over performances by stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Ashley Olsen swept in to support her sister, chatting with Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman at a Cinema Society after-party, which drew Josh Lucas, Sam Rockwell and Huma Abedin. Crime and mystery-fiction author Dennis Lehane was impressed, and said, "'Wind River' is, without a doubt, the best movie I've seen so far in 2017. It's thrilling and mysterious and dares to ask probing questions about who we Americans are these days and how it is we came to find ourselves here. Jeremy Renner gives a career-topping performance as a man who is equal parts heroism and heartbreak, and Taylor Sheridan delivers his third brilliant script in a row. So brilliant in fact, that if I wasn't so impressed, I'd have to hate him." (PageSix)

It's a rematch more than 30 years in the making ... Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago -- and it's GOING DOWN in "Creed 2," so says Sylvester Stallone. Sly teased that Drago's coming back to the big screen for the "Creed" sequel -- but no one's really sure what the storyline will be. Now, another clue ... with Stallone telling TMZ Sports things are definitely going to get violent between Rocky and Drago -- "You know I gotta hit Drago once." Of course, Drago -- played by Dolph Lundgren -- killed Apollo Creed in "Rocky IV." And the rumblings are that Adonis Creed will fight Drago's kid to get revenge. BONUS -- Stallone also weighed in on Floyd Mayweather's projected $300 MILLION payday for the McGregor fight. Sly's shocked ... that he's not making MORE! (TMZ)

Awards buzz swept through MoMA and rooftop lounge the Skylark after a screening of the Weinstein Company's "Wind River" on Wednesday. The film, from writer and director Taylor Sheridan, picked up a directing prize at Cannes, opens this weekend, and had celebs gushing over performances by stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Ashley Olsen swept in to support her sister, chatting with Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman at a Cinema Society after-party, which drew Josh Lucas, Sam Rockwell and Huma Abedin. Crime and mystery-fiction author Dennis Lehane was impressed, and said, "'Wind River' is, without a doubt, the best movie I've seen so far in 2017. It's thrilling and mysterious and dares to ask probing questions about who we Americans are these days and how it is we came to find ourselves here. Jeremy Renner gives a career-topping performance as a man who is equal parts heroism and heartbreak, and Taylor Sheridan delivers his third brilliant script in a row. So brilliant in fact, that if I wasn't so impressed, I'd have to hate him." (Page Six)

Movie bosses need to stop asking actresses to lose weight for roles because it's just f*cked up. As Sophie Turner shares her experience, we delve in to the ridiculous world of celebrities being told to lose weight for a role. I can't imagine going in to Jo Elvin's glass office and being told to lose a few lbs, do you know why I can't imagine it? Because it would never happen. In the news today, we're hearing that the actress Sophie Turner has revealed she's "often" pressured to lose weight for film roles by movie bosses, despite a) it having nothing to do with the role, and b) already being slim. Turner, who began her career as Game of Thrones's Sansa Stark when she was 15 told Porter magazine: "There are often times when I have done jobs and they've told me that I have to lose weight, even when it has nothing to do with the character. "It is so f***ed up." Sophie you are correct. And she's not the only one - Jennifer Lawrence (yes, Oscar winner and the girl I need to have as my best friend one day) has been told to shed some pounds in the past. "Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn't lose a certain amount of weight," she told Harper's Bazaar. "They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet." Luckily, J-Law, being J-Law told them where to go, saying: "If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go f--k yourself.'" Amber Riley, who found fame on Glee and absolutely SLAYED the stage in Dreamgirls the musical, has also been told to lose weight for a role. In an early interview for MTV's This Is How I Made It she got emotional discussing all of the body-shaming (disguised as constructive criticism) she faced as she tried to break into the industry. "Going to the auditions and hearing the casting director say, 'You need to lose a little weight,' I didn't understand why people couldn't accept me for who I was," Riley said. "I'm not gonna conform and hurt myself and do something crazy to be a size 2." Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson also told movie bosses to get lost. "It's come up a few times in the last few years, like, 'You're too fat for this' - I get told all the time to lose weight. I'm just sitting here like, 'Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?'" She continued: "I feel good, I don't want to lose 20 lbs., because I don't need to. I'm a size 2, but I think that size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy." And who remembers when Amy Schumer admitted that she was told to lose weight for Trainwreck? Yes, even after writing the goddamn movie she was asked to lose weight for the role she created. In an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, she revealed that she was shamed into shedding pounds before filming started. "It was explained to me before I did that movie that if you weigh over 140 pounds as a woman in Hollywood, if you're on the screen, it will hurt people's eyes," she recalled. Argh, it makes you want to bang your head against a wall, doesn't it? Do they ask the men to do that? Yes, if the role requires them to do so. Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt have all beefed up for a certain role, but would a 'generic' leading man get asked to shed a few pounds just for the female gaze? Highly doubt it. (British Glamour)

Indian Industry to get Film Preservation Tips from U.S. Academy. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will participate in India's film preservation workshop for the first time, joining the likes of Martin Scorsese-backed Film Foundation's World Cinema Project. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will, for the first time, participate in a film preservation workshop in India to be held in October. Now in its third edition, the Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India is an initiative of the country's Film Heritage Foundation and the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in association with the Martin Scorsese-backed Film Foundation's World Cinema Project. Other partners include Italy's L'Immagine Ritrovata and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Indian film services company Prasad Corp and Viacom's Indian arm Viacom18. In addition to the Academy, other new international partners this year include La Cinematheque Francaise, Britain's Imperial War Museum, the Finnish Film Archive, the Czech National Film Archive and Kodak. Previous editions of the workshop have been held in Mumbai, home of Hindi-language Bollywood, and in neighboring city Pune at the National Film Archives of India. This year's workshop will be held in Chennai in South India, in a bid to highlight the urgent need for preservation in a region which has its own historic multi-lingual film legacy. The workshop will offer a FIAF certified course to participating candidates covering topics ranging from archive strategies to digital preservation mentored by various faculty members. In addition, several scholarships will be sponsored by leading South Indian star Kamal Haasan and AVM Studios, considered the country's oldest surviving film production entity, among other sponsors. The Academy Archive's chief conservator Dawn Jaros will focus on photographic conservation. "By sharing basic photograph conservation treatment skills with a group of archivists and librarians, they too will be a part of preserving history for future film devotees," Jaros tells The Hollywood Reporter adding, "Otherwise, Indian films of the past, present and future could be lost forever, unless preservation steps are taken." "It is pertinent that this content is preserved for reference as well as archived for perusal by future generations," adds Viacom18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats. Film Heritage Foundation's founding partner Shivendra Singh Dungarpur explains that photograph conservation "is a highly neglected area [in India] given the amount of individual collectors as well as studios and film families that still have photographic material lying with them mostly stored quite poorly." Dungarpur also points out that the association with the Academy is "just the beginning" and that "we look forward to working with the Academy in our future workshops too as their archive covers every aspect of film preservation." The FPRWI workshop runs Oct. 7-14. (Hollywood Reporter)

James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist' Heading to San Sebastian. The Spanish festival unveiled several new competition titles, including new films from Diego Lerman, Barbara Albert and the directors of French mega-hit 'Intouchables.' James Franco's buzzy comedy The Disaster Artist, which screened to rave reviews as a work-in-progress at South by Southwest this year, is heading to San Sebastian. The Spanish A-list festival announced Friday that the film, about the making of 2003 drama The Room, one of the worst films of all time, will screen in competition for San Sebastian's coveted Golden Shell award. The Toronto Film Festival was first on the Disaster Artist bandwagon. The film, directed by Franco, who also stars alongside brother Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie and Josh Hutcherson, will have its world premiere in Toronto as part of the festival's Midnight Madness sidebar. San Sebastian unveiled several other competition titles on Friday, most of them art house titles from acclaimed, or up-and-coming international directors. Austrian filmmaker Barbara Albert, last seen in San Sebastian with The Dead and the Living in 2012, returns with period drama Mademoiselle Paradis, the story of a young, blind pianist in 18th century Vienna. Argentine director Diego Lerman, an international film fest regular, will bring his fifth feature Una especie de familia, to compete for the Golden Shell, as will Greek director Alexandros Avranas with Love Me Not, a drama about a couple who hire a surrogate mother. Avranas, who won the best director honor in Venice in 2013 for Miss Violence, made his English-language debut with last year's True Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Also returning to San Sebastian and French filmmakers Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, who closed the 2011 event with the world premiere of their comedy The Intouchables, kicking off that film's international juggernaut success (with a worldwide gross of more than $400 million, the movie is the most successful French-language title of all time.) Nakache and Toledano, who also closed San Sebastian in 2014 with Samba, are hoping for another dose of Catalan magic for C'est la vie!, their latest, a comedy set against the backdrop of a frenzied wedding. The film will be the pair's first to compete in San Sebastian. Other competition titles announced Friday include The Lion Sleeps Tonight, the latest from Japan's Nobuhiro Suwa (M/Other); Soldiers. Story from Ferentari, the feature film debut of Serbian director Ivana Mladenovic; and Sollers Point, a drama from American director Matt Porterfield starring McCaul Lombardi (American Honey) as a small-time drug dealer living under house arrest at the home of his father (James Belushi). San Sebastian previously announced multiple Golden Shell contenders, including Antonio Mendez Esparza's Life and Nothing More, Jon Garano and Aitor Arregi's Handa and Wim Wenders' Submergence, starring James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, which will open the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 22. San Sebastian will also be screening many of this year's festival highlights, among them Cannes winner The Square and Ildiko Enyedi's On Body and Soul, this year's Golden Bear winner in Berlin. U.S. highlights include Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck, starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams; Michael Showalter's The Big Sick with Kumail Nanjiani; and Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

The Roseanne Revival's Big Finale Problem: ABC Boss Reveals Key Details. Roseanne ended with more twists than an episode of This Is Us. In the series finale, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) revealed she had rewritten a lot of her story. Sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) was a lesbian, her daughters were with each other's spouses and Dan (John Goodman) died after his heart attack. The character dictated her story. Forget about that. At the 2017 TCA Summer Press Tour, Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, revealed some of those twists are going away. "I'm not going to talk too specifically about the season," Dungey said about the finale reveals. "I wouldn't say that it's ignoring the events of the finale, but I can say that Dan is definitely alive." As for The Big Bang Theory's star Johnny Galecki's involvement, discussions are ongoing, Dungey said. Regarding the show's creative direction, Dungey said, "We had a lot of conversation with Tom Warner when he first came in... We've now heard the broad strokes of the creative for these eight episodes and feel confident that it'll return to the show we all love." Finale problems are nothing new for TV revivals. Will & Grace is undoing its finale that saw Will and Grace have kids and drift apart. "I kind of think the very... that was more or less a fantasy, it was a projection, that episode, into the future," co-creator David Kohan told audience members at the Will & Grace panel. "And I think what we missed was the dynamic between the four of them more than we missed the possibility of what their lives would be like as parents." "We never would've gone in that direction if we thought we weren't ending the show," co-creator Max Mutchnick said. "Happy endings aren't really funny," Eric McCormack said. "We just took part out that little part at the end." Roseanne will return for eight episodes on ABC midseason. (Eonline)

This Is Us Gets One of Its 11 Emmy Nominations Revoked. This Is Us continued its freshman streak of greatness with 11 Emmy nominations, but now the hit NBC show is reducing that count to an even 10. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the time-hopping, nonlinear drama has had one of its 11 nominations rescinded after the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences determined it did not meet the requirements to be eligible for a nomination in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. A sixth replacement nominee will be added to the category, in which HBO's Big Little Lies, Fox's Empire, Netflix's Grace and Frankie and Amazon's Transparent remain. To be eligible for consideration in the category, a show must submit an episode where at least 51 percent of the action takes place within the past 25 years. Though there are some This Is Us episodes that meet this requirement, the NBC submitted, season 1 finale "Moonshadow," does not. The episode, initially earning nods for the work of costume designers Hala Bahmet, Marina Ray and Elinor Bardach, takes place primarily in the 1970s in a series of lengthy flashbacks that highlight aspects of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) relationship. "Having reviewed the Moonshadow episode of This Is Us, the Awards Committee noted that the entrant unfortunately miscalculated the proportion of scenes that were period versus contemporary. In fact, the episode is predominately period. The entry (and subsequent nomination) are thereby disqualified," a Television Academy Spokesperson said in a statement to EW. "The sixth-place vote-getter -- now the fifth nomination -- will be identified by the accountants and will be revealed when the Televisions Academy's final round viewing platform opens on Monday." Just last year, the Academy rescinded an Emmy nomination for Peter MacNicol after determining he had appeared in more than 50 percent of Veep's episodes, disqualifying him for consideration in the guest actor in a comedy category. This paved the way for Peter Scolari to replace him in the nominations -- and go on to win for his guest appearance on Girls. This article originally appeared on Ew.com. (People)

Grey's Anatomy Adds Timeless' Abigail Spencer in Key Recast. When Owen Hunt's long-lost sister Megan returns in season 14 of Grey's Anatomy, she's going to look a bit different from when we met her via flashback last year. E! News has confirmed that ABC has recast the role, with Timeless star Abigail Spencer taking over the role for a multi-episode arc, now that the presumed-dead soldier has been found alive. She's replacing Jane, the Virgin vet Bridget Regan, who originated the role in a season 13 episode that included flashbacks to Owen's (Kevin McKidd) time serving in the military alongside his sister. Regan was unable to return to the role due to a scheduling conflict with her series regular work on TNT's The Last Ship. As viewers learned, Megan was romantically involved with Owen's best friend Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson) as the three served together. After learning he cheated on her, she took off in a helicopter that later went messing. She was never seen or heard from again. When Riggs arrived at Grey Sloan Memorial in season 12, he and Owen were at each other's throats over the latter blaming the former for his sister's death. That chill between them has since thawed, but Megan's rescue will certainly raise emotions this fall. Not only that, but she's poised to find herself in quite an awkward love triangle considering Nathan and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) burgeoning relationship. Mer may have encouraged Riggs to go to Megan in the season 13 finale, but we've got a feeling her feeling won't go away that easily. The arc isn't expected to impact Spencer's return to Timeless for its 10-episode second season that NBC only ordered in response to fan outcry over its cancellation, as the time-traveling drama is being held until summer 2018. Are you looking forward to the new Megan Hunt shaking things on at Grey Sloan this fall? Grey's Anatomy returns with a two-hour season premiere on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Bug Juice Revival Coming to Disney Channel–Who's Ready to go Back to Camp Waziyatah? It's time to return to Camp Waziyatah. Disney Channel is bringing back Bug Juice roughly 20 years after the original docu-series. The new version will capture the adventures of a group of kids, 10-12 years old, as they head to summer camp. Bug Juice, which is named after the juice drinks often served at summer camps, was Disney Channel's foray into scripted TV. The first season took place at Camp Waziyatah, with the second season filmed at Camp Highlander in Horse Shoe, North Carolina. The third season of the original series took place at Brush Ranch Camp in Tererro, New Mexico. "Bug Juice took viewers on a journey of adventure and self-discovery. Now, nearly two decades later, we are thrilled to be back in Maine at Camp Waziyatah with the creative team from Evolution Media and many of the same crew members who produced the original series," Susette Hsiung, executive vice president of production at Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement. Production is currently underway in Waterford, Maine. The series is scheduled to return in early 2018. Original production company Evolution Media is behind the revival. Executive producers include Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Tina Gazzero Clapp and Toni Gallagher. Ross, Clapp and Gallagher were all involved in the production of the original series, which premiered on February 28, 1998 and ran for three seasons. (Eonline)

Karate Kid TV Series, Cobra Kai, Reuniting Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. There's a rumble going down in the dojo once again. Karate Kid's Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are reuniting for a new TV series, Cobra Kai, a half-hour serialized show coming to YouTube Red in 2018. YouTube announced the "true continuation" of the Karate Kid saga at the 2017 TCA summer press tour. Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are re-imagining the classic rivalry. "The minute I heard about this project, I knew we had to have it. The Karate Kid became an instant classic in the 1980s, and still resonates with audiences around the world and on YouTube today," Susanne Daniels, global head of original content at YouTube, said in a statement. "We're thrilled to partner with Sony TV, Overbrook and the talented writing team led by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg to add a fresh, new comedic twist on one of Hollywood's most storied rivalries." The first season is 10 episodes. Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), who has been working to maintain the balance in his life without mentor Mr. Miyagi. In a release, YouTube said the show is about "two men addressing past demons and present frustrations the only way they know how: through karate." Are you excited to see the world of Karate Kid again? (Eonline)

'Will & Grace': Why Shelley Morrison's Rosario won't return for the revival. One familiar face won't be returning for NBC's highly anticipated Will & Grace revival. Shelley Morrison, who played Rosario Salazar on the multicam, will not reprise her role in the new episodes, co-creator Max Mutchnick told a small group of reporters Thursday after the show's Television Critics Association summer press tour panel. "Shelley has decided to retire," he said. "It was with a heavy heart that she gave us that information and that we received it, but it is the way that it goes. It is a choice that she has made. We really wanted Shelley to be a part of this series so we find ourselves having to figure that out moving forward. It was not an easy decision to make but it's one that she made." Morrison first made her debut as Rosario, Karen's maid, in the season one finale of the comedy and went onto become a fan-favorite. She ultimately appeared in 64 episodes of the comedy and more recently appeared briefly in the election-themed reunion video released in September. However, Morrison has otherwise retired from acting. Her last on-screen credited role is an episode of My Name Is Earl from 2006 -- the same year Will & Grace originally went off the air. Her last acting credit is voice work on the 2012 animated film Foodfight! When asked if there was a way for Rosario to still play some sort of offscreen role in the upcoming revival, similar to Karen's never-seen but oft-mentioned husband Stan, Mutchnick shot down that possibility. "We're not going to be doing that," he said. "The audience has come to know and love her -- as we do -- and we're dealing with her as a character and we're writing to it very specifically." In addition to Morrison's departure, the writers plan to address the absence of Grace's mom, memorably played by Debbie Reynolds, who passed away in December. She played Bobbi Adler for 10 episodes, earning an Emmy nomination for best guest actress in a comedy series in 2000. "That was another part of the story that we had to really spend time on addressing all of the characters that existed in 198 episodes," Mutchnick said. "She's obviously not coming back but we will be speaking to it and the characters will be speaking to it." Aside from the core four of Debra Messing, Erik McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, the only confirmed returning supporting actor so far is Harry Connick Jr., who played Grace's husband. "We're in the process with some of these other folks and it will be great if it happens," co-creator and co-showrunner David Kohan said. Will & Grace returns Sept. 28 on NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)

Sex and the City Alum Jason Lewis Reveals Why He 'Pulled Away from' Hollywood. Jason Lewis has got his wings. The Sex and the City alum stars as Joe Strong, an angel, in NBC's new supernatural series, Midnight, Texas. "I read it, and I was like, 'Wings? I get to fly!' " Lewis, 46, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "Because in my imagination I'm still 10 years old. I didn't account for the CGI, but I can lie to my godsons and nephews." Another trait Lewis loves about his character is "that his eyes are wide open," he says. "He's been around for so long and had to go through so many shifts and struggles in terms of what he holds to be right and the way to operate in the world. People who have had that worldliness, that experience, allow for a lot more for the growth of others and the spaces they need to be in and have a greater compassion for the struggles we all go through." So does he believe in the supernatural? "Yes, absolutely," Lewis says. "I think we are far from understanding a lot of what is going on around us. Even Einstein believed in the divine." Lewis admits "stories" have kept him most grounded over the years in Hollywood. "It's why I like what I do. I pulled away from the industry for a while because I think I was chasing success, and I wasn't feeling good about what I was doing," he says. "I went to libraries as a kid. Stories are a great way to not only know you aren't alone but to get dialogues and wisdom from around the world." If all else fails, "just smile a lot," Lewis adds. "Happiness and humility just comes from being grateful for all that you have in the moment." Midnight, Texas airs Mondays (10 p.m. ET) on NBC. (People)

Ah, so THIS is how Khloe Kardashian and Tristan met... It may surprise you... It has been 10 years since Keeping up with the Kardashians first graced our television screens (feel old yet?) and to celebrate the Kardashian clan have filmed an anniversary special that will air on E! on 24th September. In true Kardashian style, the special is set to be filled with drama, gossip and never before revealed secrets about one of the most famous families in the world. WE CAN'T WAIT. In a sneak peak, Khloe explains in a sit-down interview with the KUWTK creator Ryan Seacrest that she "was put on a blind date with [boyfriend Tristan Thompson]," to the surprise of her sister Kim. The couple confirmed their relationship when the reality TV star jetted off on holiday with a her new guy - basketball star Tristan Thompson. The 32-year-old reality TV star spent the weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with the 25-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers player, fueling speculation that they had started dating. In the season 13 finale, Khloe expressed her desire to start a family with the basketball star. After fearing that she may not be able to get pregnant at all, Khloe explained 'Tristan and I definitely talk about starting a family. He wants to have five or six kids with me and that's lovely -- we could start at one and grow from there.' WE just want the best for Khloe, don't you? She's had some shit times in the past and that girl deserves a happy ever after goddammit. (British Glamour)

Game of Thrones Episode 4 Leaks Online, But Not Because of the Recent HBO Hack. The hits keep coming for HBO. A spokesperson for the cable network confirms with E! News that, just days before it was due to premiere, the fourth episode in Game of Thrones' seventh season has leaked online. However, in a surprising twist, the leak wasn't the fault of the major hack the network's security systems faced earlier this week. Rather, Star India, one of HBO's distribution partners, has claimed responsibility for this particular breach. "This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon. We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner's end to swiftly determine the cause. This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action." said a Star India spokesperson. The episode, entitled "The Spoils of War," popped up on Reddit early Friday morning in low-quality format thanks to a Google Drive posting in one of the website's threads, The Verge reports. The leaked copy, which has been scrubbed from the website, bears the Star India watermark and a "For internal viewing only" warning. HBO handed over its distribution duties to Star India, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, in 2015 after struggling to run its own operations in the country. The leak comes just days after HBO suffered a major security breach of its own, with hackers making off with 1.5 terabytes of proprietary information. Episode of Ballers, Room 104 and Insecure surfaced immediately, as well as a purported script for "The Spoils of War." No GoT episodes were leaked at the time, but a threat that more was "coming soon" was issued. "HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information," the network confirmed with E! News in a statement. "We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold." Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. (Eonline)

ABC Is Getting Into the Live Musical Game With The Little Mermaid Live! Get ready to go under the sea, musical fans! Not wanting NBC and Fox to have all the fun, ABC has announced that they're getting into the live musical business for the 2017-18 season, and they'll be making quite a splash in the process. The network will be bringing to life the tale of Ariel and her Prince Eric with The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! The two-hour event will take the beloved animated film and intertwine it with show-stopping live musical performances via what the network is promising will be cutting-edge technology. Fans of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Oscar-winning songs will be wowed by this never-before-seen live action/animation hybrid experience featuring a yet-to-be announced cast of stars, whose performances of the beloved hits will be woven seamlessly throughout the original animated film. ABC's announcement follows NBC's own revealing that they'll be following up this December's live performance of Bye, Bye Birdie with an Easter Sunday performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. Fox has also recently announced plans for a couple of live musical performances, beginning with A Christmas Story this holiday season, followed by their staging of Rent, just in time for the rock opera's 20th anniversary. Are you looking forward to The Little Mermaid Live!? The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! airs Tuesday, Oct. 3 on ABC. UPDATE: ABC has quietly dropped its plans for its live musical version of The Little Mermaid, USA Today reports. The production has been shelved due to budgetary constraints. (Eonline)

Meagan Good Reprising 'Californication' Role in New Showtime Comedy. Showtime's forthcoming comedy White Famous is staging a unique Californication reunion. Actress Meagan Good has been tapped to appear in two episodes of the forthcoming comedy starring Jay Pharoah -- and she'll be reprising her role from the premium cable network's Californication. Good reprises Kali, a young pop star who is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (SNL alum Pharoah) and mother of his son. With the role, Good reunites with Californication showrunner Tom Kapinos on the comedy exec produced by Jamie Foxx. Set to premiere in the fall, White Famous is based on Foxx's experiences coming up in the business. The show revolves around a talented young African-American comedian whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over toward becoming "white famous." The series will be written and executive produced by Kapinos and executive produced by Foxx, who has a recurring role. Tim Story (Barbershop) also exec produces and directs the pilot, which is a co-production with Lionsgate Television and Showtime. Good, whose credits include TV's Minority Report, Think Like a Man and Anchorman 2, joins a guest cast that includes executive producer Foxx and also featuring Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Stephen Tobolowsky and Natalie Zea. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Real Housewives of New York' star Luann D'Agostino timed her divorce just right to avoid it playing out on the show. Our 'RHONY' sources say production for this season wrapped a couple months ago ... so if there were any juicy spats in the days before Luann and Tom D'Agostino's divorce announcement, cameras missed the action. D'Agostino also dodged any mention of the big D during the reunion, which was taped a few weeks ago. Our sources say the couple's sometimes rocky relationship was discussed, but there wasn't a peep about a split. As we reported, Luann announced Thursday she and hubby Tom were calling it quits ... just 8 months after they tied the knot. We're told producers are scrambling to figure out a way to weave the divorce into the reunion episode. Take 2? (TMZ)

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