Monday, September 25, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Gary Oldman gets hitched for the fifth time. Gary Oldman has secretly tied the knot for the fifth time. The "Darkest Hour" star has married writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt, Page Six can exclusively reveal. Oldman -- who plays British World War II Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in his new movie -- wed Schmidt at the LA home of his manager and "Darkest Hour" producer Doug Urbanski just before they headed to the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month. Oldman, who wore a fat suit and was completely unrecognizable as Churchill, is already a front-runner for the Best Actor Oscar come awards season, with critics writing that he delivers "one of the great performances of his career." The movie, which also stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James and is directed by Joe Wright, is also getting big buzz as a Best Picture contender. It will be released in theaters in the United States on Nov. 22. Oldman is an avid photographer, and it has been reported that Schmidt introduced the actor-director to artist and photographer Ian Ruhter, who creates large-scale works, starting a collaboration between the pair. Schmidt then wrote about Oldman and Ruhter's work together in Build, the magazine from the Laboratory Arts Collective, an LA-based organization for artists, actors and musicians. British actor Oldman, 59, and Schmidt walked the red carpet together at the Toronto premiere of "Darkest Hour" on Sept. 12, still nobody twigged that they were married. Embarrassingly, Oldman was apparently asked at a Vegas charity event last year if Schmidt was his mother Kathleen's "nursemaid" when the trio arrived together. Oldman responded, "Oh, her? She's my girlfriend." Oldman and Schmidt began dating while he was separated from his fourth wife, Alex Edenborough, whom he divorced in 2015. His first marriage was to British actress Lesley Manville, until 1989. He was married to Uma Thurman between 1990 and 1992, and then photographer Donya Fiorentino from 1997 to 2001. Reps for Oldman and Urbanski didn't get back to us. (PageSix)

Kellan Lutz and Brittany Gonzales Are Engaged: Reports. Kellan Lutz will soon be officially off the market. The actor, best known for his past role of the vampire Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films, is engaged to girlfriend Brittany Gonzales, a TV host, according to reports from Us Weekly and Entertainment Tonight. The two met in 2016 and first appeared on each other's Instagram pages last winter. "2016 has been an amazing year and I thank God for all that he has blessed me with," Lutz wrote in a post in December, alongside a photo of a closeup of him and Gonzales holding hands. "The biggest blessing has been finding the love of my life and the ONE he has promised me. It's truly mind blowing to surrender to Him and see the blessings he has in store." "Over a year ago, in a season of being single, I wrote a letter to God with all the qualities I truly wanted in my future wife," he wrote. "I stayed strong, I pressed in, I fixed some things I didn't know I needed to fix and after a period of prayer, patience, and perseverance, He brought her into my life in the most beautiful of ways. I now know what true love looks like!" "I knew it the moment I saw her," the actor continued. "She is the love of my life. The one God created for me! She is my best friend and the best teammate to shine brighter with. Thank you for loving me the way that you always do. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for your beautiful unconditional heart." Lutz said, "When you know, you know!" "I am so blessed to have her in my life and so blessed that I never settled for anything less," he continued about Gonzales. "For all of you out there looking for love, don't settle for anything less then His best. Your best friend is right around the corner! Trust me, I know! Thank You God! Thank You My Love!" It is unclear when Lutz popped the question. Last December, Gonzalez posted a photo of her and the actor posing beside a helicopter, with her flashing a sparkling ring on her ring finger. In 2015, Lutz said on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, "[I'm] looking for that wifey, Ryan. Man, I want to find my potential wife that I can make those memories with and be engaged with for a couple of years and start that life." (Eonline)

Narcos Star Boyd Holbrook Expecting First Child With Tatiana Pajkovic. There's a baby on board for Boyd Holbrook and Tatiana Pajkovic! The Narcos star's girlfriend -- a Danish actress -- appeared to be sporting a noticeable baby bump on a recent outing in Los Angeles, per photos published by Us Weekly. This marks Boyd and Tatiana's first child together, and they've yet to comment publicly on the pregnancy. Despite keeping most details of their relationship under lock and key, it appears the expectant parents have been dating for at least more than a year. One look at both Boyd and Tatiana's Instagram accounts, and you'll understand why we say this celebrity pair is so in love. From sweet kisses to cozy date night pics, the mom and dad-to-be can't help but show off their romance. Boyd, 36, was previously engaged to Elisabeth Olsen for about a year up until 2015. The Avengers star ultimately pulled the plug on their wedding plans on the same day that Boyd allegedly lost his best friend. He described the breakup as a "divorce" in a 2015 interview with Man of the World, revealing, "On the same day that my best friend died, I got a call from my girl to tell me it was over." In the months that followed, Boyd said he became "consumed with my own personal depression, my own personal scenario at the time." He was able to put the pieces of his life back together over time, and doing so gave him a new perspective. "What happened over the course of the journey was that I started noticing the different types of trees," he explained. "I started noticing beauty, the details." Congratulations, you two! (Eonline)

Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans and David Eason Are Married: All the Details on Their Wedding Day. Jenelle Evans is officially a married woman! E! News can confirm the Teen Mom 2 star and David Eason said "I do" in front of family and close friends at their home in North Carolina. Jenelle looked gorgeous in a white, lace wedding gown with a sweetheart cut, wearing her hair half-up and accessorizing with long, drooping earrings and a necklace. David, on the other hand, wore a white suit jacket with a grayish-blue shirt and a black tie. They celebrated with a rustic-themed reception and a cake that was made to look like wood with "D + J" carved into it in the middle of a heart. Jenelle's photographer, Celeste Call, took to Instagram to share some behind-the-scenes moments from the wedding, including watching the bride get ready ahead of her big day. She also shared a look at Jenelle's beautiful dress and a sweet moment with her now-hubby. Just a few months before the wedding, Jenelle was hard at work ensuring her special day had everything she wanted. At the same time, she teased fans about what they could expect during the romantic ceremony. When speaking to E! News, Jenelle expressed her hopes for a "backyard rustic theme" celebration with an "elegant, sweet and Southern" twist. She also envisioned a day when her three little ones, Ensley, Jace Evans and Kaiser Griffith, would have a special role as mom ties the knot. "I definitely think that Ensley will be old enough to be a flower girl alongside David's daughter, Maryssa," she shared with us. "While reading our vows, I would like the girls to be part of the bridesmaids and the boys to be part of the groomsmen." Back in February 2016, E! News confirmed that David proposed to his longtime girlfriend with a pear-shaped diamond engagement ring. And did we mention it happened just days before Valentine's Day? "David did an excellent job and I absolutely adore everything about it," Jenelle shared with us. "The engagement was definitely one for the books! His idea was so original and he left me speechless." According to the Read Between the Lines author, David planned a random weekend trip to the mountains. After enjoying breakfast and a morning hike, David popped the all-important question at the top of the mountain. "David is such a humble man and has never disrespected me. He can handle me so well," she said. "He treats my boys as if they were his own and that's all I ever wanted for me and my family." Congratulations to the happy couple on their big day! Teen Mom 2 airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. only on MTV. (Eonline)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mara Lane Reunite After Six Weeks Apart. "Reunited today after 6 weeks too long." Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his wife Mara Lane have reunited after spending six weeks apart. Lane posted a sweet #TBT picture in celebration of the reunion that shows her and her husband kissing while Lane holds their son Wolf. "This photo is after another reunion and makes me happy so hopefully will make you smile and have nice feels too," Lane captioned the picture. "*Us on a boat in a canal in Venice during the filming of #AspernPapers." Lane continues, "We will be in Boston this weekend for the @bostonfilmfestival #BostonFilmFest17 to view #DamascusCover so if in area please come by and say hello and support our film. Before is the documentary #Heal which I am going to try to see as well." This post comes a little over a week after it was revealed Meyers relapsed after Lane had suffered a miscarriage. On Sept. 12, Lane shared a heartbreaking video in which she receives the miscarriage news. Meyers and Lane tied the knot in 2016 and welcomed their son Wolf in December of the same year. (Eonline)

Cheryl Burke on Reuniting With Ex Matthew Lawrence: I See Myself 'Spending the Rest of My Life' with Him. Cheryl Burke is not someone who likes to live in the past -- but there's one aspect of her life that she just couldn't seem to leave behind. "If I had any regret in life, it was the end of our relationship," the Dancing with the Stars pro says in the current issue of PEOPLE of the time she spent dating actor Matthew Lawrence in the mid-2000s. But now Burke, 33, and Lawrence, 37, have rekindled their romance. "When we first dated, we were both young and immature, and I was so new to this world," she says of why the relationship didn't work the first time around. "Now we are both adults and feel balanced." Burke is currently busy in the ballroom with former NFL star Terrell Owens on season 25 of DWTS and will make her debut as Abby Lee Miller's replacement on the Lifetime reality show Dance Moms on Oct. 17, but at home she's enjoying a quiet domestic life with Lawrence. "He's such a great guy. He's so normal, considering we're in this crazy business," she says of Lawrence. "It's so nice to be able to come home to him and turn Netflix on and order Postmates. He's someone I definitely do see spending the rest of my life with." Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC and new episodes of Dance Moms premiere Oct. 3 on Lifetime. (People)

Kylie Jenner Is Pregnant: Reports. The Kardashian family is growing! Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to TMZ and other outlets. She is reportedly expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott. The 20-year-old E! reality star and makeup mogul has been romantically linked to her rapper beau since at least early April, when the pair attended the 2017 Coachella Arts & Music Festival together. Since then, Kylie and Travis have yet to comment publicly one their relationship, but haven't shied away from flaunting PDA and even getting matching tattoos. Jenner was photographed wearing an oversized graphic T-shirt while out with a friend in Los Angeles on September 12. In an episode of Life of Kylie, she offered a rare glimpse into her personal life. "I've had more fun this past month than I have in like years," Kylie explained. "Like the last three years of my life were just like a blur. I just stayed in the house all day." Jenner continued, "Now it's like, I feel like I can be more myself. I feel way more free. I'm just like really, genuinely happy right now." The celebrity has also discussed the pitfalls of dating in the public eye, revealing in a Life of Kylie confessional that she often struggles with keeping details of her personal life behind closed doors. "The hardest part about having a relationship for me is just that it's blasted all over the internet," Jenner reflected. "You have to hear about other people's opinions on who you're with. It's a lot. Most of the time it's just not true. Like you have no idea what I'm like in a relationship, what kind of bond I have with somebody else." "You cannot win with the Internet. There's no winning," Kylie added. "It's just unnecessary negativity. I feel like I'm in a relationship with the world sometimes." And in a 2015 interview with Teen Vogue, Kylie revealed her hopes to one day welcome children of her own: "When I look to the far future and decide to have kids, I need to have a million girls. Ten years from now -- in 2025 -- I hope I have a kid." Kylie and her famous family members have not weighed in on the youngest Jenner sister's pregnancy. Scott has not weighed in on the possibility of becoming a dad either. He's scheduled to perform at LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach. (Eonline)

Kylie Jenner is pregnant and Travis Scott is about to become a dad. We're told 20-year-old Kylie began telling friends earlier this month at the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim, CA. Sources also say 25-year-old Travis Scott, Kylie's boyfriend, has also been telling his friends. We're even told -- although we cannot verify -- that he's told friends they're having a girl. One source says Travis was at a recent event telling people about the pregnancy and how his life was going to change. If they are punking their friends with repeated pregnancy proclamations, it's super weird ... especially in light of the photo which Kylie herself just posted on Snapchat. It's also interesting ... Kylie's been posting old pics of herself on Instagram and current shots from the chest up. Kylie and Travis have been together since April. If you're wondering what Kylie's ex, Tyga, thinks about the fetus news, he posted this on Snapchat and quickly deleted it. (TMZ)

David Foster's daughter fuels Katharine McPhee dating rumors. David Foster's daughter Erin appears to have inducted her father's rumored girlfriend, Katharine McPhee, into their family. Foster, who has been married four times, was honored at this week's 2017 Grammy Museum Gala, where he performed with McPhee. Also in attendance was Erin Foster, who took to Instagram to show her approval of her dad's relationship with McPhee. "Excited about my new stepmom," Erin captioned a shot of the "American Idol" runner-up and her dad. Erin -- who at 35 is two years older than McPhee -- also posted a video of the pair's performance with the caption "parents." (Erin's actual mother is Rebecca Dyer.) In May, Foster, 67, and McPhee were spotted having a "very intimate dinner" at Nobu in Malibu. Although a source told E! News, "David was seen grabbing Katharine's face and kissing her cheek several times," her rep told us at the time that they have known each other for 11 years and are just friends. Foster was most recently married to Yolanda Hadid, who filed for divorce from the musician in January 2016. A rep for McPhee did not respond to Page Six's request for comment Friday. (PageSix)

Why Jim Parsons Waited So Long to Get Married. After dating for nearly 15 years, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak tied the knot in May. On Thursday's episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert asked The Big Bang Theory star why he and Spiewak waited so long to get married -- other than the fact that gay marriage wasn't legal during the early years of their relationship. "We just didn't care about the act of it that much, to be honest with you, and that sounds cold in a way," Parsons told the host. "But I finally thought, let's have a party then for the celebration of and we'll go ahead and legalize this thing. And I really thought it would kind of end at that -- kind of a party feel." However, the actor's feelings about marriage changed. "But it was so much more meaningful in the moment than I predicted," he continued "and it's been resonantly more meaningful to me afterward than I saw coming." Parsons, who plays the character Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, continued to dive deeper into his original feelings about marriage. "You know, I had been an adult gay person for so long at a time where that wasn't possible -- that life was 'fine' in so many ways," he told the host. "You know, what I mean? I got along fine and our relationship did." When Colbert asked Parsons how his relationship with Spiewak is different now that they're married, Parsons couldn't pinpoint one thing. "Well, I don't know in a specific day-to-day sense what it is. Like, I don't know if there is anything," he said. "There is an underlying thing -- a little buzz of something though that I know this now." Parsons said he sometimes even forgets that Spiewak is now his husband. "And I keep reminding myself of it," he continued. "Like, I kind of forget. And then I'm like, 'We're a legal thing just like mom and dad were.'" Parsons also talked to Colbert about how his marriage to Spiewak makes him feel closer to God. "There's this sense of divinity to be -- I felt like this , I still feel like this -- to be in love [and] to find a love in that way is as close to anything else I can imagine in doing in life that gives me the feeling of being close to God or whatever that is for you," he said. The actor shared a personal story with Colbert about his father, who passed away before Parsons met Spiewak. Persons said he used to feel this "sensation of light" when he'd close his eyes to go to sleep and that he felt like it was his dad checking in on him and going "Hi! I see you. All good. This is a great thing," he told the host. Parsons said he experienced the same sensation when he first started dating Spiewak. "But I still feel that now -- maybe not as often because life gets in the way -- but sometimes that sensation of closing the eyes and going this is so close to God," he said. Colbert also shared what marriage is like for him after 24 years. "I've been married for 24 years now, and I gotta tell ya, that that better or worse thing is fantastic," Colbert told his guest. "Because there are some worses. Nobody is at their best all their time. And you want to be the better in the relationship. But when you're at your worst to know that you're in a relationship with somebody who said I know this could be bad but I love you and I'm with you forever. There's this since of eternity that's very comforting." Parsons was visiting The Late Show to promote CBS' new show Young Sheldon, which is a spinoff show about his current character that he executive produced with Spiewak. (Eonline)

Southern Charm's Naomie Olindo Confirms Breakup With Craig Conover. It's the breakup news Southern Charm fans hoped they would never have to read. Thanks to the power of social media, E! News has learned Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo have decided to go their separate ways. In an Instagram post shared earlier, one fan asked Naomie in the comments section if she was still with Craig. "Unfortunately we are not," she responded. "But we are still great friends." One fan decided to comment on the split with the message: "Craig is a good guy and a good catch. That is why she was with him. Nobody is perfect." Naomie would respond with, "Thank you! Could not agree more. Craig is awesome." Last season on Bravo's hit reality show, the pair admitted to being close to a breaking point, which caused them to seek outside help. As a result, viewers watched the duo go through couples counseling. When it was time for the season four reunion show, however, both parties shared how much progress they had made in their relationship. "It's been great. It took a while and we had to hit rock bottom and for a few months it wasn't very fun but fortunately, we both want it enough. It's hard to explain but fortunately we worked it out," Craig shared before the taping. "We started moving away from the storm instead of going in circles and circles and now it's like clear skies. Who knows what the future holds but right now, we are best friends." Naomie added, "We're good. We're fine. He's texting me right now saying I'm sure you already look pretty." (Eonline)

Aaron Carter Enters Facility to ''Improve His Health." Aaron Carter is getting the help he needs. E! News has learned the 29-year-old singer has entered a treatment facility. Carter's rep Steve Honig released the following statement to E! News: "Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness. He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible. He is grateful for the support and love from his fans and looks forward to coming back stronger than ever before. On Thursday, authorities responded to Carter's Florida home over a call for a wellness check. A spokesperson with the St. Petersburg Police Department told E! News no one was in "need of assistance" and "everything was fine." The former child star's most recent personal struggles first came to light in mid-July when he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and pot possession, an incident he said came about because authorities were targeting his "fame." A source told E! News at the time that Carter expressed interest in taking a lie detector test and had plans to retain an attorney. Shortly after that, Carter penned an emotional letter on Twitter, revealing that he's bisexual, and less than a day later, news broke that he and his girlfriend, Madison Parker, split up. "I had discussed it with my ex-girlfriend, and she didn't really understand it," Carter said in an interview last month. "She didn't want [to]. And that was it. So we left it mutual and parted ways." However, Parker told E! News in an exclusive statement that their split had "nothing" to do with Aaron's sexuality. The months after the breakup have seen some more low moments for Carter. Not only did the singer total his car in a "terrible" accident, he also appeared on an episode of The Doctors in which it was revealed he'd been taking a mixture of benzodiazepines with opiates. Not to mention, he's been taking to social media often to express his struggle with finding love, dealing with his eating disorder and mending relations with his family. Then, in early September, E! News learned that an anonymous call reporting a suicide threat involving Carter came into St. Petersburg, Fla. police department. Police documents obtained by E! News show that police responded to the home at 10:01 p.m., but they did not make contact with Carter. According to the documents, the caller claims that Carter told a friend he was going to kill himself and threatened to take Xanax, Klonopin and Dusters. The documents also state then when police arrived to Carter's house there was no answer at the door but there was a vehicle out front and window blinds on the house were open. While police could see into a bedroom and part of a hallway, they did not see anyone. Our thoughts go out to Aaron at this time. (Eonline)

Jerry Lewis Excluded All of the Children From His First Marriage From His Will. After obtaining the Last Will and Testament of Jerry Lewis, The Blast discovered that the late comedic actor excluded the six children from his first marriage from receiving any benefits upon his death. "I have intentionally excluded GARY LEWIS, RONALD LEWIS, ANTHONY JOSEPH LEWIS, CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH LEWIS, SCOTT ANTHONY LEWIS and JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER LEWIS and their descendants as beneficiaries of my estate, it being my intention that they shall receive no benefits hereunder," the documents obtained by The Blast read. The media outlet also reported that Lewis' son Joseph died of an overdose in 2009 and that Lewis noted that he was deceased in the documents. According to The Blast, the will had been executed in 2012. Lewis' first wife and mother of the aforementioned six children was Patti Palmer. The former couple married in October 1944 and divorced in September 1980 after 36 years of marriage. Lewis then married SanDee Pitnick in 1983 with whom he shared an adopted daughter. Lewis died in his Las Vegas home on Aug. 20 at the age of 91. He is remembered for a number of performances, including his comedic partnership with Dean Martin. The duo starred in the Martin and Lewis Colgate Comedy Hour. He also appeared in a number of films, including Rock-a-Bye Baby, The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy and The Bellboy. He also won numerous achievements throughout his career, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. (Eonline)

Mel B will not be prosecuted for intimidating a witness in her domestic violence case against Stephen Belaftone ... TMZ has learned. The L.A. County D.A. says it will not move forward because the text messages Mel sent to rapper Siya were "too vague" to be clearly interpreted as threats. The messages also don't show that Mel was even aware Siya was going to testify against her. TMZ broke the story ... Siya had filed a police report, claiming Mel sent threatening texts warning her not to take the stand in Mel B's divorce and domestic violence case. Siya was on Belafonte's witness list, and we're told she will testify Belafonte never abused his wife and that Mel B was calling the shots when they had 3-ways during their marriage. (TMZ)

Authorities have already executed search warrants on multiple people suspected in the plot to extort Kevin Hart over the sex tape ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, a judge signed the warrants earlier this week and they were executed almost immediately. We're told the information and items seized have already yielded results and have helped close in on the people who demanded 7 figures from Hart to keep the tape silent. We're told one of the key items is phone records, but also computer hard drives and other electronics. The investigation is full steam ahead. (TMZ)

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68. Charles Bradley, a soul singer who blossomed late in life, releasing his first album at the age of 62, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 68. Like his late label mate Sharon Jones-who died last year after a protracted battle with cancer- Florida-born, Brooklyn-reared Bradley was an old-school journeyman R&B performer who was launched to fame via a series of independent releases on Brooklyn's Daptone Records. Active from the '90s under the moniker "Black Velvet" as a James Brown impersonator, Bradley drew the attention of Daptone co-founder, bandleader and producer Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), who began releasing singles by the singer in 2002. Beginning with "No Time For Dreaming" in 2011 and continuing with "Soul of America" in 2012 and "Changes" in 2016, Bradley's Daptone recordings flexed a high-voltage style that harkened back to the '60s work of such deep-soul stars as Brown and Otis Redding. Bradley's career and life, which included a period of homelessness, was considered in Poull Brien's 2012 documentary "Soul of America." He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2016 and underwent treatment, receiving a clean bill of health and releasing his third album, "Changes," later that year. He went out on tour earlier this year and performed on several television shows -- including "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Conan" and "CBS This Morning: Saturday" -- a performance that led to an Emmy nomination for Outstanding On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program. However, the cancer recently returned, spreading to his liver, and he cancelled tour dates earlier this month. "I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true," he said when announcing the cancellations. "When I come back, I'll come back strong, with God's love. With God's will, I'll be back soon." Bradley was born Nov. 5, 1948 in Gainesville, FL, and moved to Brooklyn at the age of 8. He lived all over the country before returning to New York 20 years ago. According to a press release, Bradley passed away in Brooklyn Saturday, surrounded by family and friends including members of the bands he worked closely with: Menahan Street Band, His Extraordinaires, Budos Band and the Jimmy HillAllstarz, his band from his time performing as Black Velvet. In lieu of flowers, his rep said donations may be made to the following organizations: All-Stars Project and Music Unites. The press release announcing his passing concludes: "Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he's received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on." (PageSix)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Jennifer Lopez Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico. Jennifer Lopez made a major announcement on Sunday. During a press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lopez announced she's making a $1 million donation to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The singer and actress took to Instagram Friday to tell her followers that she hadn't heard from her family in Puerto Rico after the recent hurricanes that swept through the area. "What's foremost in my mind and many others, is trying to figure out the best way to help," Lopez said. "Our island of Puerto Rico has been hit by the two most devastating hurricanes we've ever seen Irma and Maria. Today, Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts (UnitedforPuertoRico.com) of the first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló. Together we can help rebuild our island and the Caribbean." During the press conference on Sunday, Lopez said she still hasn't heard from her family in Puerto Rico and that she is "concerned" for them and "everyone on the island." Governor Cuomo thanked Lopez for being at the press conference on Twitter. "#PuertoRico needs our help. Thank you @JLo for joining us today," he wrote. He also tweeted a link to his followers, letting them know how they can help in this effort. (Eonline)

Prince Harry Meets First Lady Melania Trump Ahead of Invictus Games. First Lady Melania Trump had a royal meeting on Saturday. Before the start of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Prince Harry and Trump met and sat down together. Kensington Palace posted a photo on Saturday afternoon of the meeting. "Prince Harry meets @FLOTUS the First Lady of the United States, who is leading the USA team delegation to the Invictus Games," the tweet read. Opening ceremonies for the Invictus Games will begin on Saturday evening, where both Trump and Prince Harry are schedule to appear. Prince Harry founded the event for wounded or injured veterans, and its first event was held in 2014. Kensington Palace posted videos of Prince Harry meeting with the athletes at the PanAm Centre. "On the eve of #InvictusGames, Prince Harry drops in to the PanAm Centre to see some of the athletes in their final training sessions," one tweet Friday read. (Eonline)

Meghan Markle Supports Prince Harry During the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games. Meghan Markle made sure to show her support for Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games. The Suits actress was spotted in the stands during the opening ceremonies for the event, applauding while sitting beside good pal Markus Anderson. She appeared to be glowing with pride, wearing a purple leather jacket over a matching ensemble. We're told she was seated about 30 yards away from her royal beau, who sat beside Melania Trump after meeting her earlier. Of course, it's no major surprise that Markle is in attendance for several reasons. First and foremost, the Invictus Games -- which Prince Harry founded for wounded and/or injured veterans -- are being held at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, where Markle spends most of her time while filming Suits. Furthermore, the actress and Harry have continued to grow closer and closer, especially in recent months. In fact, sources close to the couple have hinted that an engagement is more imminent than ever. "It's, of course, very serious and both Harry and Meghan are focused on the future," an insider confirmed to us. "Engagement talk isn't just between the two of them, even some of Harry's closest aides are quietly expecting news before the end of the year." Not to mention, Markle extensively opened up about their romance for the first time in Vanity Fair's October 2017 issue. "We're a couple. We're in love. I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us," she said. "It's part of what makes it so special, that it's just ours. But we're happy. Personally, I love a great love story." The remarks were published after the couple took a nearly three-week trip to Africa together to celebrate Meghan's 36th birthday, which happened to fall right around their one-year anniversary. Last week, they celebrated Harry's 33rd birthday was a "quiet" low-key celebration in London. We hope to see much more of Markle throughout the games! (Eonline)

When Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder decided that they were ready to start a family, he took matters into his own hands. "[He] threw out all my birth control pills," the Twilight actress, 29, said with a laugh during a recent interview on Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy podcast. Likely realizing that his wife's comments were bound to raise eyebrows, the Vampire Diaries actor, 38, explained himself. "We decided that we wanted to have children together, and it was just time. But unbeknownst to poor Nikki, she didn't realize that I was going to go in her purse and take out her birth control," he admitted. "By the way, it was the beginning of the pack, so I had to pop all those suckers out." Somerhalder then revealed that he has a six-minute video of Reed "freaking out" as he flushed the pills down the toilet. "Actually, now thinking about it, I guess I kind of decided [to start a family]," he quipped. The couple tied the knot in Malibu in April 2015. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Bodhi, on July 25. However, the actress had trouble deciding between a home or hospital delivery. "The birth that I always wanted was a home birth with no lights, no one talking, no intervention of any kind," she explained on the podcast. "I wanted to be peaceful, quiet, alone." Ultimately, Reed decided to give birth to Bodhi in a hospital, though the family of three still managed to enjoy some quiet time. "We're doing one month of silence," the new mom recently told Fit Pregnancy. "Just the three of us, no visitors, and we're turning off our phones too, so there's no expectation for us to communicate. Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, 'How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?' You don't get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present." (US Weekly)

Lady in Red! Amal Clooney Makes a Colorful Splash at the United Nations as She Heads Back to Work. This new mama is on a mission! After giving birth to twins Ella and Alexander in early June with husband George Clooney, Amal Clooney has officially headed back to work. The British barrister was snapped making a stop in New York City Thursday as she headed to a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. The renowned human rights lawyer put her most stylish foot forward in a ruby red jacket, skirt and blouse from Bottega Veneta's 2017 pre-Fall collection for the important afternoon. Inside the building, Clooney sat beside Nadia Murad, a human rights activist, former ISIS slave and her client, as the council unanimously voted to develop a team to help Iraq collect evidence and build cases against the terrorist group and hold ISIS accountable for any crimes against humanity. Reacting to the pivotal moment in her fight against ISIS, Clooney, who has represented Yazidi victims of the terrorist group for the last year, said partly, "For the first time, the most important states in the world have come together through the Security Council to say to ISIS terrorists, if you commit genocide, if you commit crimes against humanity or war crimes, you will be put on trial." As she continued, "We hope that people like Nadia who suffered so greatly at the hands of ISIS...they are one step closer to justice today." It was a particularly special day considering Clooney only recently resumed her legal work in early September after her maternity leave this summer. As a source told E! News a few weeks ago, "She has loved every minute of the summer with the twins and will miss them immensely, but she is also is looking forward to resuming her career work and getting back to it." What a perfect welcome back! (Eonline)

Audrina Patridge is turning to her tight-knit family for support following her split from husband Corey Bohan. PEOPLE confirmed Thursday that the Hills alum filed for divorce after less than a year of marriage to 35-year-old Bohan, citing irreconcilable differences, on Wednesday due to an alleged domestic violence incident. Patridge, who shares 1-year-old daughter Kirra Max with Bohan, filed for a temporary restraining order and child abduction prevention order against the professional BMX dirt bike rider on Monday. "Audrina is leaning on her family. She is extremely close with her parents [Lynne and Mark], brother [Marky] and sister and they are all supporting her," a source close to the former MTV reality star tells PEOPLE. "They're a very tight family and protective of her. They just want what's best for Audrina and Kirra." In her declaration submitted Sept. 18 along with the restraining order, 32-year-old Patridge chronicles multiple instances of emotional abuse and violent outbursts by Bohan. "I am fearful of [Corey's] temper because he cannot control his swearing and personal attacks on me, even when in the presence of our young daughter," the Prey Swim designer alleged in the documents. Since filing for divorce, the source says that "physically, Audrina is okay. But she's devastated." "This is the end of a long-term relationship and she never wanted this to happen," the source continues. "It's a disappointment on so many levels to say the least. It's painful and it's really hard." Adds the source, "This whole situation is so unfortunate for everyone. Corey has been in Audrina's life for almost 10 years." Patridge and Bohan began dating in 2008, spending several years together on and off before dramatically splitting on her VH1 reality show, Audrina, in 2011. By December 2011, however, Patridge was gushing to PEOPLE that her romance with Bohan was thriving after leaving TV behind. The pair got engaged in November 2015, when Bohan popped the question at the Summit House in Orange County, California. Seven months later, the couple welcomed Kirra Max in June 2016 before tying the knot in Hawaii in November of last year. (People)

Audrina Patridge knew she had to end her marriage to Corey Bohan, but feared for her safety and the safety of her 1-year-old daughter Kirra if she failed to simultaneously apply for a restraining order against her husband of 10 months. "Over the years Audrina has had many instances where she's been scared [by Corey] but she finally felt she couldn't deal with the emotional abuse and fear any longer," a source tells PEOPLE of the Hills alum. "She realized that she needed to end things for good. She got the restraining order because she was afraid how he would retaliate when she filed for divorce, so she had to get some additional protection." In her declaration submitted Sept. 18 along with the restraining order, Patridge, 32, chronicles multiple instances of emotional abuse and violent outbursts by Bohan, 35. But the source reveals that an incident Patridge says occurred on Aug. 16 was "the final straw" that led her to take legal action. Read Patridge's account below, according to the court documents. Read the full restraining order on The Blast. Around 9:30 a.m., [Corey] was being very aggressive with me, arguing, following me into every single room of the house, repeating himself, getting really close to me as his temper escalated, all because I refused to tell him which person told me that he cheated on me with another woman. I became frightened and said I would talk to him but he needed to let me take our daughter to my grandma's house or my parents' house so she wasn't in the cross-fire. He wasn't listening and kept following me, cussing, yelling at me. I had Kirra in my arms, trying to leave. [Corey] locked the door and pushed me back with her in my arms. I begged him to please let me go and take Kirra somewhere else, I didn't want her around all this. He then picked up my backpack and purse and threw everything on the floor. He started punching and hitting himself on the head. Then he punched a hole in our bedroom door. I was very frightened and started screaming and covered Kirra's eyes and ears, but she started crying and screaming. [Corey] then let me pass, and ran downstairs in front of me and grabbed a big metal canister, saying if I left right now he was going to bash his head in with the canister tight in front of us -- or better yet he would do it in the street so everyone could hear that it was all my fault. I started crying and asked him please, don't do this in front of Kirra. Let me take her to my parents. Please stop, get a hold of yourself. I called my dad to come over because I didn't know what to do, I wanted him to talk to [Corey] or take him to the hospital. I put Kirra in her car seat and told [Corey] my father was coming over to help him. [Corey] got into his truck with his suitcase and said he was leaving and just know that we were all that he ever had and he drove off. I took Kirra to my parents' house and texted [Corey] the phone number for the suicide prevention hotline. I told him he needs professional help and I don't want my daughter around that environment anymore. My job as a mother is to protect her. Later that day, while I was at work, he started texting me and calling me again, demanding I tell him who told him he cheated on me. I told him I didn't care about whether or not he cheated, he needs mental help for Kirra's sake. He continued texting and calling me, ignoring what I was saying. I finally had to shut my phone off so I could focus. I was still staying at my parents' house that night and [Corey] came to the house that night. We spoke for 30 minutes. He was crying, still begging to know who had told me he'd cheated. Patridge writes that on Aug. 22 she agreed to a dinner with Bohan at their home to try and "make things better," but it quickly devolved into another fight, during which Bohan allegedly admitted he'd gone through her things while she was at her parents' home in hopes of finding "anything he could to hang over my head." He'd ransacked my night stand, my bathroom drawers, my cupboards, my backpacks, my purse, and my closet. He even admitted he'd gone through my Google history on my computer. I looked in his suitcase and found our marriage certificate and Kirra's birth certificate. I confronted him about this and he laughed at me. Patridge also details an incident that she says occurred at their home on Sept. 6: I picked up Kirra and went upstairs to get away from him. He came into our bedroom and continued calling me names and putting my friends down. He started saying that my swim line was a failure and that's why I'm stressed out. I started crying, telling him to just stop, he was hurting me. Then I pulled myself together and took Kirra into her bedroom to play and read. We were playing her mini guitar, and he came into the room saying how f -- ed I am from my childhood, and it must have really been bad because I'm so f -- ed up. At that point I started recording what he was saying to me on my phone, and he then said he was waiting for me to "grow some balls and pull the trigger and file for divorce because once I do he is ready and has his documents all ready" and I'm "going to be fucked." He then took my phone and deleted the video. I told him he was scaring me and I was going to call the police. He then said, "Look, I have a scratch -- I'm documenting that too!" and then slammed the door. I called the police and they came to the house. My father came over to watch Kirra while I talked to the police and filed a police report. I spent the night at my parents' house. Corey started texting me later that night, saying he loved me... I am fearful of [Corey's] temper because he cannot control his swearing and personal attacks on me, even when in the presence of our young daughter. Now, partly because Patridge fears Bohan will use Kirra's passport and try and take her to his native Australia, Patridge has filed -- and been granted -- a restraining order that requires Bohan to stay 100 ft. away from her and Kirra and their Yorkie, Lady, other than Bohan's supervised visitations with Kirra three days a week. (People)

Josh Duhamel was tired of his pop-star wife Fergie's "partying" before their breakup, we're told. Sources close to the actor tell us that he didn't want to split with his wife of eight years. According to pals their marriage broke down over the course of about a year, in spite of trying couples' therapy. The long slide coincided with the recording of Fergie's first solo album in 11 years, "Double Duchess." "[Fergie] was very focused on her album and being a rock star again, and Josh felt like she was going back to her 'old ways,'?" we're told. The former Black Eyed Peas singer was a notorious party animal in her youth, and even battled drug problems -- although there has been no suggestion she has started using drugs again. Reps didn't get back to us. Page Six reported this week that fans are wondering if Fergie's upcoming second solo album was inspired by her breakup with Duhamel, with tracks such as "Love Is Blind" and "Love Is Pain." Fergie admitted to Page Six, "There's a lot of my life, and my vulnerable side." But she said that the songs are about many relationships. (Page Six)

Kylie Jenner Gets Naked and Flaunts Her Killer Curves in V Magazine Fashion Film. Ooh la la! E! News has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look from Kylie Jenner's naked V Magazine photo shoot. In this just-released SHOWstudio Fashion Film for V Magazine filmed by Britt Lloyd, the makeup mogul flaunts her killer curves while posing nearly naked (Warning: the music contains explicit language that may be offensive to some readers). The short film, which was edited by Raquel Couceiro to accompany Nick Knight's story from last month, alternates between sultry close-up shots of the 20-year-old's face and slow, sweeping shots of Kylie's curves and nude body beneath sheer fabric. Kylie completes her scantily clad look with shimmery eye makeup, gold lip rings and long blond hair. "That was actually my first super nude shoot," the Life of Kylie star told the mag of her shoot last month. "I always post sexy pictures, but have never really gone nude." Kylie also reflected on a decade of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. "I don't know what it's like to not be in the spotlight," she shared. "That's normal to me. There's nothing you can do about it. There are so many great things about life, I'm just trying to focus on that." (Eonline)

Chrissy Teigen Gets "Low Key Dissed" by Kermit the Frog on Twitter. The tea is exceptionally good, isn't it, Kermit the Frog? Chrissy Teigen has been in her fair share of Twitter tussles over the years, with trolls and Trumps alike. But on Thursday, after she posted what she assumed to be an innocuous tweet, a muppet put Teigen in her place. "what is a tattoo you wanted when you were younger but, thankfully, never got?" the social media star asked her 7.53 million followers. "mine is Kermit." It took a few hours for Kermit to respond, but it was so worth it. Needless to say, Twitter was shook. But no one appreciated the clap-back more than Teigen herself. The only thing that could've improved the thread is if Muppets pal had Blake Lively chimed in. Your move, Missy Piggy. (Eonline)

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin just announced his team won't be on the field for the National Anthem before their game against the Bears ... saying "we're not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone." While he doesn't mention Donald Trump specifically, it's clear Tomlin is firing back at the president's call to fire the "sons of bitches" who kneel during the anthem. The decision to stay in the locker rooms is "not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from this circumstance," Tomlin says. Around 20 Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players took a knee prior to their game in London earlier Sunday ... with many other teams sharing plans to show signs of solidarity. (TMZ)

Music

Emancipator Cops a Jazzy Vibe on 'Goodness,' Announces 'Baralku' LP. Indigenous Australian myth traces the country's creation to three magical siblings called the Djanggawul. These two sisters and a brother covered the landscape in wild flora, and legend has it they hail from the island of Baralku. This mystical island is also considered the land of the dead, and, for some reason, it's the name Emancipator has given to his upcoming LP. We don't know much about Baralku the album, so far, but the Portland producer did tease its release date via Twitter. Expect it Friday, Nov. 17, and in the meantime, get to know it's chillwave vibes via "Goodness." We can definitely hear some Australian influence in the flute work. It's a laid back, sensual jam, very jazzy with a hint of hip-hop in the drums. Organic elements swim together to create a solid, heavy mood, and those Aussie-ish flourishes bring a brightness that shines sunrays into the room. If this is what the island of the dead sounds like, count us in. "Goodness" is actually the second single from Baralku. He first shared "Ghost Pong" with Billboard Dance in August, before he'd named the project. (Billboard)

Jimmy Fallon & Paul McCartney Cover 'Wonderful Christmastime' on 'Holiday's Rule Vol. 2' Album Featuring Norah Jones, Roseanne Cash, MUNA & Others. Grace Potter, Decemberists, Judah and the Lion also make appearances. With Target shelves already stuffed with Halloween gear, it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. That might explain why Capitol Records announced the all-star Holiday's Rule Vol. 2 compilation on Friday (Sept. 22). The 16-track album due out on Oct. 13 kicks off with a freshly recorded version of the Beatles' classic "Wonderful Christmastime" performed by Paul McCartney and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. You can pre-order the album and receive a stream or download of "Christmastime." The sequel to the 2012 album features 16 new pop, rock, mariachi, jazz and folk holiday tunes by the likes of Norah Jones, Grace Potter, Roseanne Cash, The Decemberists, Judah & the Lion, Lake Street Dive and some up-and-coming acts, including Albin Lee Meldau, Barns Courtney, Calum Scott and Kandace Springs. The first edition of Holiday's Rule was released in 2012 and featured songs from McCartney, fun., The Shins, Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten, The Civil Wars, Calexico, Andrew Bird, The Head and the Heart, Punch Brothers and others. (Billboard)

Walk the Moon Release High-Energy Single & Video, 'One Foot'. Cincinnati-based pop rockers Walk the Moon have charged back from their self-imposed year-long hiatus with the high-energy single "One Foot," from their upcoming fourth album. The bouncy track that mixes a disco-like groove with a tribal chant chorus custom-made for shouting along to at shows is the perfect distillation of the band's signature foot-stomping sound. Lead singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca says the new single parallels the band's current trajectory. "We've never felt more true to ourselves than we do right now, releasing this song and this upcoming record," he says in a statement. "'One Foot' is the soundtrack of our journey this past year, moving forward even when the path is uncertain." The lyrics of "One Foot" tell a story of exploring uncharted territory, and the test of trust on a relationship in uncertain circumstances. Petricca sings, "I'm your king of nothing at all/ And you're my queen of nothing at all/ Well, out here in the dust if you don't have trust/ Ain't nothing left of us, this is the exodus/ They're just testing us, they can't flex with us." In the video, an unnamed love interest dances alone in the desert, occasionally overlaid with swirling galaxies and blending to become one with the atmosphere. As the video progresses, Petricca joins the woman in an embrace as their image twists and turns across the screen. The expansive desert landscape portions of the clip that serve as the background for the band's exuberant performance of the song were filmed in Joshua Tree National Park in the Southern California desert. The timing was methodically planned to coincide with the recent solar eclipse, letting the sun fade out on the band in time with the song and using specialized lenses in order to capture the eclipse overhead. (Billboard)

Movies

Matthew Broderick to narrate 'A Christmas Story Live!' Matthew Broderick has signed on for the role of the adult Ralphie narrator in Fox's live staging of a musical based on the beloved 1983 film "A Christmas Story." "A Christmas Story Live!" is set to air Dec. 17 as a three-hour telecast. Executive producer Marc Platt and much of the team behind Fox's successful "Grease Live" production are reuniting for the tuner that revolves around a nine-year-old boy's yearning for the perfect Christmas present: "a Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time." Broderick will take on the voice-over work handled in the film by Jean Shepherd, the late humorist and radio host who wrote the 1966 short story that inspired in the movie. The musical rendition of "Christmas" story had a short Broadway run in 2013 and has fielded touring productions. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, now riding high on the success of "Dear Evan Hansen" and "La La Land," wrote the tunes and will compose several new songs for the TV telecast. Broderick is no stranger to the stage. He has two Tonys under his belt and a long list of credits ranging from "Brighton Beach Memoirs" to "The Producers" to most recently "It's Only a Play." His past TV credits include guest shots on "30 Rock" and "Modern Family." (PageSix)

Jennifer Lawrence Flips the Middle Finger at mother! Screening. Jennifer Lawrence is never one to shy away from expressing how she feels. The actress reminded us all of this again on Friday when she flipped the middle finger during a Q&A session at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' screening of mother! in New York. According to Daily Mail, the actress, 27, watched the film with her director and boyfriend Darren Aronofsky, 48, at the Museum of Modern Art, where the event was held. Lawrence and Aronofsky took the stage after the presentation, the media outlet continued, to answer questions about the film along with producer Ari Handel and moderator Sara Wilkomerson. People wrote that Lawrence told the audience a story of how she injured her diaphragm hyperventilating on set. The celebrity news outlet reported that Aronofsky then said, "It's only a movie," which led Lawrence to jokingly flip him off. Aronofsky didn't seem bothered by Lawrence's gesture and began to laugh. E! News' Catt Sadler once talked to Lawrence about how she doesn't censor herself and asked if the backlash she's gotten at times (like with her comment about "Mother Nature's rage or wrath") has caused her to rethink the way she does interviews. "It actually can't really," Lawrence said. "I don't really have a choice, which can be scary some times. If it was something I was doing on purpose, then when I got bit by it I could be like, 'Oh, I'm not going to do that anymore.' I don't really have the ability to be different. So, when it bites me in the a-- it just bites me in the a--." Like Lawrence's gesture, perhaps, the film has been controversial and has generated mixed reviews (see here and here). Lawrence told Sadler that even she thought the film was "too dark" when she first came across it. "When I first read the script I was like, 'This is too much. It's too dark. I didn't even want the script in my home," Lawrence told her; however, she also said it was these ideas that made her want to work with Aronofsky. Still, fans of the movie will have to wait until early next year to find out what the Academy really thought of the film and whether it will be in the running for an Oscar. (Eonline)

Selena Gomez planted one on a dude that wasn't her bf, The Weeknd, in NYC ... but she ain't two timin' ... it's just another day at the office. The guy's name is Timothee Chalamet. You might recognize him from the TV show "Homeland" or the film "Interstellar" -- but now he's playing Selena's love interest in Woody Allen's latest flick. It's been shooting all over the Big Apple and Thursday they filmed this well-lit smooch scene. We're pretty sure Tim probably didn't mind a retake or eight. (TMZ)

Harley Quinn Takes Over 'Batman Day'. DC Entertainment's Harley Quinn has a unique way of celebrating her 25th anniversary -- she's hi-jacking the annual Batman Day celebration this weekend, kicking off her takeover with a special appearance in Batman Day 2017 Special Edition, one of three free comic books available from participating comic stores -- and The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive preview. The Batman Day 2017 Special Edition reprints Batman No. 17 from the current Rebirth series, written by Tom King, with art by David Finch and Danny Miki. It's the first chapter of the "I Am Bane" storyline, but it turns out that Harley's not exactly a fan of the Dark Knight getting so much attention, as she reveals in her own all-new introduction to the issue: The new Harley Quinn material comes from the regular Harley Quinn writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, with Bret Blevins providing artwork. The three also create an epilogue to the story for the end of the issue. In addition to the Batman Day 2017 Special Edition, DC is also releasing Harley Quinn Batman Day 2017 Special Edition No. 1 -- which reprints No. 11 from the current Harley Quinn comic book series, bringing Harley face-to-face with the Joker again, by Conner, Palmiotti and John Timms -- and DC Super Hero Girls Batman Day 2017 Special Edition No. 1, by Shea Fontana and Marcelo DChiara, excerpting a chapter from the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle graphic novel. 2017's is the fourth Batman Day event since its creation in 2014 to mark the 75th anniversary of the character's debut in Detective Comics No. 27. Locations taking part in this year's event on Sept. 23 can be found here. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Stronger': 5 of the Film's Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations. The story centers on Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the explosion and became the face of the Boston Strong movement. Inspired by a true story, Stronger follows the journey of Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, as he adjusts to his new life and becomes the symbol for fighting against terrorism. The film is largely based on Bauman's book by the same title, and shows the aftermath of the bombing in a way it has not yet been seen onscreen (Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg, focused on the event from multiple perspectives). Stronger, which will hit theaters Sept. 22, has already started generating award season buzz for its star, Jake Gyllenhaal. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jeff Bauman, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal. Before that fateful day of April 15, 2013, Jeff Bauman was living in Boston and working at a Costco deli counter. He had been dating Erin Hurley for almost a year when he went to the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon to cheer her and her roommates on as they finished the race. With Erin a mile from the end, two bombs went off where Bauman stood, and he was carried to an ambulance by those around him. Bauman woke up the next day at Boston Medical Center after a series of surgeries and found both of his legs had been amputated. He immediately told his family that he had seen the bomber and became an essential part of the FBI investigation to identify Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the latter of whom was convicted of the crime in 2015. He soon began his recovery, which is the primary plot of the film, and was given state-of-the-art prosthetic legs so he could learn to walk again. Bauman quickly became the face of the "Boston Strong" movement when photos of him at the marathon went viral, and he made appearances at a number of Boston sporting events in the wake of the bombing. "I don't like being called a hero. In my eyes, there's heroes I look up to. People who saved me -- my caretakers, people at Boston Medical Center. My surgeon. The people that pulled me off that ground, who pulled me out. Those are my heroes. The police. The paramedics. Those are the true heroes," Bauman said at a Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the film. Jake Gyllenhaal, who portrays Bauman, said that he is one of the strongest people he knows because of how open he has been with his story. "I've been asked over my career, in interviews, 'We hear you almost played this superhero ... when are you going to make a superhero movie?' I feel like I finally kind of have," Gyllenhaal said at a TIFF press conference. Erin Hurley, portrayed by Tatiana Maslany Erin met Jeff in 2012, just under a year before she would run in the Boston Marathon. In his book, Stronger, Bauman describes her as the more responsible one in the couple, saying, "When I met Erin, she had known who she was and what she wanted. That was one of the things I loved about her." Bauman dropped her off the morning of the marathon, and she wouldn't see him again until he was in the hospital, having survived the bombing and multiple surgeries to remove his legs. Hurley quickly took on the role of her boyfriend's full-time caretaker, quitting her job to be by his side in every step of the recovery. "She was my driver, errand runner and reacher for things on the top shelf of the refrigerator. She emptied my pee cup," Bauman said of her in his book. Bauman and Hurley married in 2014, welcoming a daughter that same year. The couple announced they were divorcing in February 2017. Tatiana Maslany, who plays Hurley in the film, told the Toronto Star that initially she put Erin on a pedestal, seeing her more as a character than a real person. "It was just amazing how generous she was with her time and with her life and her story. But also I really just related to her as a person... and (was) kind of moved by how similar we were," said Maslany while premiering the film at TIFF. "We were very similar in age and we've deeply loved someone... (The bombing) is obviously something I've never experienced, but all of the nuances of their relationship are relatable to me." Patty Bauman, portrayed by Miranda Richardson Jeff's parents divorced when he was 2 years old, and he was largely raised by his mother, as he describes in his book. Patty Bauman worked a series of odd jobs when Jeff was growing up and struggled financially, often working double shifts as a waitress and struggling with alcohol abuse. "She liked to drink. Some in the family want to make more of it than that like maybe she needed drinking to take the edge off, but that was the way I always saw it: Mom liked to drink," Bauman wrote in Stronger. "Never during the day, but every night." Jeff was living with his mother prior to the bombing, and would return to her apartment after he was released from the hospital. He writes in his book how she often fought with Erin over his care and what he should be doing as part of his recovery. Miranda Richardson, who portrays Jeff's mother, told IMDb at TIFF that, "I didn't get to meet Patty until quite late on, so that was also interesting because she was inevitably not how I thought she was going to be and yet there was a lot I took her from her as well." "Big Jeff" Bauman Sr., portrayed by Clancy Brown After Jeff's parents got divorced when he was young, he didn't see his father regularly. In his book, Bauman says Big Jeff fought for visitation rights but since he didn't live very close, the two mainly saw each other during the summers. His father remarried and had more children with his second wife. After the bombing, Big Jeff become more involved in Bauman's life and provided support during his recovery. Gail Hurley, portrayed by Frankie Shaw Erin's older sister Gail was also at the Boston Marathon to support her on the day of the bombing, but was far enough away from Jeff that she didn't get hurt in the explosion. Bauman said in his book that it was Gail who found Erin after the race and told her that two bombs had gone off, even though they didn't yet know that Jeff has been impacted. She and Erin were very close and she provided support to her sister as she became Bauman's caretaker. (Hollywood Reporter)

Denzel Washington Removes Dental Caps for New Film. Denzel Washington hasn't sported a gap between his front teeth since high school. But for his new role in Roman J. Israel, Esq., the actor removed his dental caps, studio sources say, to play a likely autistic legal savant who spent decades in a firm's back office. In the film, there's a visible gap between his two front teeth and he rarely smiles. Washington and director Dan Gilroy drew a standing ovation following the drama's world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10 (Washington made the post Q&A just in time as he jetted in from Boston where he is shooting The Equalizer 2). After wiping away tears as the credits rolled, one audience member at the Ryerson Theatre asked her seatmate about what happened to Washington's trademark smile, which clearly called for some orthodontia. As for playing a lawyer likely on the autism spectrum, the actor told the crowd that he did research on how people with Asperger's "mimic neurotypical behavior." But he preferred to keep his process shrouded in a bit of mystery. "I don't like to talk about it too much. I just try to do it," he added. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at Lawrence O'Donnell's On-Set Outburst. The 'Late Show' host even joked that he too had lost his cool recently and released footage of the incident. On Wednesday, footage was released of MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell expressing frustration with his control room and construction sounds. Stephen Colbert addressed the clip on Thursday's Late Show and said he sympathized with O'Donnell. "While the footage is not flattering, as a broadcaster I sincerely feel for Lawrence O'Donnell in this clip," Colbert said. The host knows firsthand how stressful it can be to host a television show, and he admitted the tiniest distractions can make the job even more difficult. He even joked that he recently had a meltdown of his own while filming The Late Show. "That's why, in solidarity with Lawrence O'Donnell, and just to get ahead of the story before it breaks, I'm releasing my own tape," Colbert said. In the clip, Colbert curses and complains about hearing a woman discussing Christmas traditions in his earpiece. "Now she's ringing sleigh bells and reciting 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,'" he angrily explains. The host becomes even more agitated when he starts hearing drilling. He complains, "Where's the drilling coming from? Stop the drilling!" He then decides to take matters into his own hands and states, "I'll stop the drilling myself! Where's the drilling?" The clip later intensifies when he claims to hear a horse and loses sight of his own chair. The stressed-out host is then seen slapping himself across the face and choking himself to the point where he falls out of his chair. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV Ratings: 'Orville' Sees Live Draw Dip With Thursday Premiere. The new fox dramedy naturally dips after two robust NFL samplings, though it builds on its 'Gotham' lead in. After hitting high marks after two post-NFL samplings the past two Sundays, The Orville reentered the ratings atmosphere on Thursday with its official time a lot debut. Seth MacFarlane's space dramedy entered the 9 o'clock hour with a predictably smaller live draw -- averaging a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 4 million viewers. That's a significant drop from the previous two episodes, though both of those posted significant improvements with time-shifting. Multiplatform views with live-plus-seven day returns give the premiere episode a 3.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.2 million viewers to date. The second episode posted a 2.9 rating in the key demo with live-plus-three day lifts alone. Also boding well for The Orville, it posted hour-to-hour growth from lead-in Gotham. The DC Comics drama, which moved from Mondays this season, averaged a 1.0 rating in the key demo and 3.1 million viewers. (Hollywood Reporter)

Two and a half years after she officially ended their nine-year relationship, Kourtney Kardashian has gone through more ups and downs with Scott Disick than she can count. On Sunday's 10th anniversary special (which was taped in April), Kourtney, her four sisters and their mom Kris Jenner sat down to reflect on the last decade of Keeping Up with the Kardashians -- and of course, Lord Disick himself stopped by. So where do the two stand? After Kourtney, 38, who shares son Mason, 7, daughter Penelope, 4, and son Reign, 2, with Disick, 34, said she and her ex were just "co-parenting" together, Disick joined her on stage to give his take on the situation. "There's zero connection, she made that very clear just now," he said. "I just want everyone to know we are just co-parenting!" "No, but she's like the only person I've ever loved in my life, so," he continued, affectionally rubbing her back. "I think she's cute and stuff." So does he still hit on her? "Yeah, I try to f -- her like once a week," he confessed. Inside the Moment Kim Kardashian West Melted Down at Scott Disick Trying to Get Over Kourtney With a 'Tramp' Kim slowly started to get back to her public life and decided to go to Dubai for a Masterclass and she took Disick along with her Seacrest continued to prod, asking the former couple if there's a chance they could reconcile romantically. "I feel like she has to say the door is closed, just to make the point," Kim said. "The debauchery that's gone on has definitely closed the door several billion times," Kourtney said. "He [behaves] for a time period, he can't be consistent." "Here's the thing," Disick said. "Every time I become too good of a person, she stops loving me, because she fell in love with a person who was a little bit f -- ed up." "That's not true," Kourtney insisted. "I treat you like royalty, you don't say hello to me," he said. "I spit in your face, you're like, 'Hey babe.' " The Keeping Up with the Kardashians 10th anniversary special airs this Sunday and season 14 premieres Oct. 1, both at 9 p.m. ET on E! (People)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Click On Picture To Order

Click On Picture To Order
Support Desert Radio AZ

Union Hills Drive underpass closed at I-17 this weekend for work on wrong-way vehicle detection project

Union Hills Drive will be closed in both directions at Interstate 17 for part of this weekend as crews continue to install a pilot wrong-way...