Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Prince Harry Visits Meghan Markle on the Set of Suits Before Attending Invictus Games. It's time for take your boyfriend to work day, with a royal twist! While all eyes may be on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after making their first official joint appearance as a couple, E! News has learned the pair was able to meet up at a special location days days beforehand. A source confirms to us that Prince Harry recently visited his girlfriend on the Toronto set of her USA Network series Suits. "The Suits visit was planned a couple of weeks in advance," an insider shared with E! News. "Harry's never seen her at her workplace before so she was excited to arrange it. No one was expecting him to show up, just a few people knew." Our source added, "But it was a quiet visit, he wasn't there posing for photos with 100 people. A lot of people didn't even know he was there after word got out." Set visits aside, Monday proved to be a major step for the private couple who were spotted holding hands as they made their way to the wheelchair tennis game between New Zealand and Australia at the annual Paralympic-style Invictus Games. But before delighting fans and photographers with their appearance, a source says Prince Harry invited several of Meghan's friends to an early reception. "Meghan herself wasn't there as they didn't want to cause a scene but it was a great chance for Harry to include some of Meghan's nearest and dearest, including her close friend Jessica Mulroney," our source said. Speaking of Jessica, she was the stylist who helped dress Meghan for the Invictus Games Monday afternoon. As for the other man sitting beside Meghan during the day's event, E! News has learned his name is Markus Anderson and he's a friend of both the actress and Prince Harry. "He's the reason they got together in the first place, so it was a fun way of bringing the story full circle in a way," our source shared of why he attended. "He's been a dear friend to both and helped them see each other regularly without being seen during the first months of their dating." New episodes of Suits returns this January to the USA Network. Hello! was first to report about the set visit. (Eonline)

Kylie Jenner's pregnancy news may have come as a surprise, but her mother Kris Jenner's longtime friend Faye Resnick wasn't taken aback by the response online. "I can believe it. They blow up the internet for everything," the interior designer, 60, exclusively told Us Weekly of the Kardashian-Jenner clan at the 2017 Face Forward Gala at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood on Saturday, September 23. "I mean, this is huge -- if it's true." Us Weekly confirmed on Friday, September 22, that Kylie, 20, and boyfriend Travis Scott are expecting their first child. Multiple sources told Us that she is "at least four months" along and having a baby girl. The social media mogul's bundle of joy will have plenty of cousins to spend time with, including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's children, North and Saint, and Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's daughter, Dream. Grandma Kris, 61, will likely be thrilled to add another grandchild to her growing brood, too. "They call her Lovey because she is the greatest grandmother in the world," Resnick told Us. "Literally the greatest grandmother in the world." The Kardashian-Jenners have yet to publicly confirm Kylie's baby news. In fact, Kris played coy when Ryan Seacrest asked about the rumors via text message on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Monday, September 25. "Kylie's not confirming anything," the momager cryptically responded. The lip kit creator and her rapper beau, 25, began dating in April, shortly after her split from longtime love Tyga. (US Weekly)

Val Chmerkovskiy has remained pretty quiet about his relationship with his Dancing with the Stars costar Jenna Johnson, but the pro dancer admitted he's glad she's back in the ballroom as a season 25 troupe member. "Jenna is a huge asset to the show," Chmerkovskiy told reporters after Monday's episode of the ABC reality dance competition. "I think she's an incredible talent. I'm a huge fan. I think she's the best girl here, so I'm excited to see her here." Johnson had been competing on season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance as a returning all-star, but with the Fox reality competition's finale airing Monday she is expected back on DWTS beginning next week. Val Chmerkovskiy Rating His Shirtless DWTS Moments Is Basically the Best Thing Ever You won't believe which look he gave himself a 12 out of 10 for ... Chmerkovskiy, 31, and Johnson, 23, have been dating off and on for the past two years, their romance seems to have taken a more serious turn in recent months. In August Chmerkovskiy revealed he is "in love" just weeks after the DWTS cast members both expressed their affection for each other with cuddly photos posted on their respective Instagram accounts. Johnson first shared a sweet picture of the pair with their arms intertwined while sitting side-by-side on a restaurant patio bench on July 30. "Because he takes care of me when I'm sicker than a dog," she captioned the image. A day later on Aug. 1, Chmerkovskiy posted a lovey-dovey image of the pair in front of the Eiffel Tower during their recent trip to France, in which he kisses Johnson's forehead. "So proud of mah lady. selfie stick and all. #wcweveryday," the DWTS pro wrote on Instagram. Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC. A special Latin Night episode airs Tuesday (at 9 p.m. ET) on ABC. (People)

We're *convinced* Harry Styles & Camille Rowe are a thing after seeing the pic. As far as cool couples go, it doesn't get any better than this. Step aside, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, there's a new it couple in town. And damn it, they're hot. Harry Styles is rumored to be dating the insanely cool French model/actress Camille Rowe, and if the photos are anything to go by, we're betting it's the real deal. The pair were spotted together in California, and a photograph of the pair began circulating on Twitter. Harry was even see carrying Camille's handbag. So chivalrous! To add to that, Camille was spotted in the crowd at one of Harry's gigs at Los Angeles' The Greek Theatre days before. It must be serious. No stranger to the French runways and the sunny streets of California, Camille has allegedly stolen the heart of the British singer. The duo were spotted at a concert in New York a few months ago and sparked rumors of a blossoming relationship. A source told The Sun at the time that they are still in the "early stages of dating": "He's very protective of his relationships so isn't going to want to make a big show of things. They are well suited and seem happy. She's a real star on the rise. He seems besotted." A "real star on the rise" is an understatement, if anything we should be calling Harry Styles Camille Rowe's boyfriend. (British Glamour)

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Her Big Life Changes & Anxiety Almost A Year After The Paris Robbery. It's almost hard to believe it's already been nearly a year since Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. Speaking in the new issue of T Magazine Singapore, the momma-of-two delved deeper into how life-changing it was for her, sharing it made her "look at life differently." Despite backing off from showing every moment of her life on Snapchat and Instagram, Kimmy still worries: "I definitely get a lot more anxiety now, just people knowing your every move." As we previously reported, she won't be attending Paris Fashion Week this year. "When you realize you can put a message out there and there's so many people listening, you look at life differently." But the reality TV starlet has noticed how posting less has affected her following: "It's funny -- so much can go on at home but if you don't post about it, people think it never happened. So they'll say, 'She hasn't posted with her sisters, she must be in a huge fight.' But it's not what consumes me anymore, like how it used to ... " Right now, the 36-year-old's priorities are her two kids with Kanye West, North West and Saint West: "My whole world is my kids, it's all I care about. From literally every last thing that they do, to what they wear, to all their activities. I love being their mom. I definitely don't hang out with my friends as much just because I have to be with my kids." Family comes first!! Read on for more from Miz West's interview: On designing her kids line, Kids Supply: "It's been such a fun journey to figure out how our kids like to dress and how to make cool clothes for kids. We've always been tailoring things and cutting things up, or taking dresses of mine and cutting them down to North's size." On her upcoming new gardenia fragrance, inspired by checking out a crystal warehouse: "I just felt this energy... that's exactly what I want my perfume energy to be like. So the bottle is this gorgeous crystal that looks like a piece of art just sitting on your countertop that matches with anyone's room." (Perez Hilton)

TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins is trying to come to grips with the shocking death of her cousin. The singer, 47, shared a series of tweets this week, telling her followers her cousin, Eddie Russell Jr., 25, was shot to death by police officers 18 times. In an Instagram post of her tweets shared on Sunday, the TLC singer wrote, "My Cousin Was Shot 18 Times Including the Face and Back of His Head! He Harmed NO ONE EVER! He Had Mental Health Issues AND THE COPS KNEW THAT! Anything he's ever Done Was minor and NON VIOLENT! Eddie Russell Jr -A Human-Being -A Son- Brother-Friend-Nephew-Cousin-HUMAN!" The Peoria Police Department in Illinois released a press release on their Facebook page on Friday, alleging Russell Jr. was shot and killed in front of his home as he was "advancing towards officers with a handgun." The incident took place on Wednesday at about 12:49 p.m. when officers responded to a bank robbery. Police say Russell Jr. headed toward a residential area, before being identified by police through a bank surveillance video. When police located Russell Jr., they say they attempted to contact him for over two hours, before activating a special response team to the scene. At about 3:46 p.m., Russell Jr. emerged from his home when officers shot him between 17 and 20 times, according to the department's release. Russell Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the handgun he carried matched the same one that was used during the bank robbery. The six officers involved in the shooting have been placed on critical incident leave, according to police. On Twitter, Watkins defended her cousin, writing that police "used" his mother to get Russell Jr. to leave his home and when she called him out, they opened fire. "I've watched this story change so many times right before my eyes!" she tweeted. "Jr. Was a sweet harmless young man with mental issues he couldn't help." (People)

Jesse Williams is opening his wallet wide for his estranged wife, to the tune of $160,000. Jesse's estranged wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, just filed legal docs which disclose a temporary settlement, in which Jesse agrees to give her $100k for spousal and child support and $60k to cover her lawyer's fees and other costs. He has to pay her in 3 installments from his first 3 "Grey's Anatomy" paychecks. This doesn't mean things are copacetic with their divorce, which has been super nasty, but it's one battle ground where they've stopped fighting. (TMZ)

Aaron Carter's getting the help he desperately needs in rehab largely in part to precision, patience and execution from the guys at "The Doctors." Sources close to the Carter family tell TMZ ... "The Doctors" sent an interventionist to Aaron's Florida crib last week. The person showed up Thursday, knocked on Aaron's door, to no avail. The interventionist wasn't deterred and waited a whopping 4 hours. The interventionist returned Friday, and the troubled singer finally agreed to talk and ultimately was convinced to go to rehab. We're told the show is footing the bill. It's unclear what it'll cost, but Aaron's supposed to be in rehab in California for 3 months, which can't be cheap. As we reported ... 'Doctors' offered to send Aaron to rehab when he was on the show, but he refused. A rep for Aaron tells us ... "Aaron's decision to enter a facility was his own and a choice he made for himself. He very much wishes to be left alone so he can focus on his wellness." BTW, our sources say Aaron's meeting with the interventionist wasn't filmed for the show. (TMZ)

Two temporary crew members on tour with The Weeknd are under criminal investigation after a woman claims she was raped backstage following the singer's show ... but we're told The Weeknd was out of the building before the alleged crime went down. Law enforcement sources tell us a woman filed a report with the Ohio State University police station early Wednesday morning, claiming she was raped following The Weeknd's show at the Schottenstein Center. Sources with knowledge of the situation tell us the woman was in a backstage area with two crew members. Our sources say it's possible one of the suspects filmed the attack. We're told employees hired for the tour can vary from city to city ... the two suspects are not a part of The Weeknd's inner circle. According to the police report, cops believe everyone was drunk during the alleged rape. The report says "hands, feet and teeth" were the "weapons" used in the sexual assault. The Weeknd had left the arena before the alleged rape and is not involved. The XO Tour Manager and Live Nation Team tell us, "Upon learning of the accusations that two members of our tour staff are facing, we immediately terminated their employment. We are working with the authorities to ensure they have access to any information or assistance they may need." We're told the incident is under investigation and no arrests have been made. (TMZ)

Taylor Swift's latest obsessed fan won't be facing a jury of his peers anytime soon -- the judge says he's mentally unfit to stand trial. Mohammed Jaffar had a court hearing Monday in New York, where a judge declared he couldn't be tried on the stalking charge against him in his current state, and would remain in custody -- at a mental health facility -- until he is fit for trial. We broke the story ... Jaffar showed warning signs of his obsession with Taylor as early as 2014 through tweets that became more brazen and troubling over time. He was busted earlier this year when cops discovered he'd been camping out on the roof of Taylor's building, and buzzed her doorbell for an hour straight. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Frankie Muniz is loving his time on Dancing with the Stars more than he ever thought he would -- but competing on the ABC reality dance competition has taken a physical toll on his body. The former Malcom in the Middle star revealed on the Sept. 18 premiere of DWTS that he had broken his back in a 2009 car racing accident. "I don't really ever feel my back [in my everyday life] because I don't do anything like this," Muniz, 31, told PEOPLE after Monday's episode of DWTS. "My lower back, it scares me because I'm trying to protect it when I dance and that makes me tense up, which isn't good." Muniz admits that just two days before dancing to rave reviews on Monday's ballroom night, he was "messed up" to the point that he couldn't move. "I was stuck," he told reporters. "We've been having to end practice early, which sucks in a week that you have to learn two dances. My mind says I have to keep going but I physically can't. I try to do it one more time but I say, 'Okay, now I'm going to cause more damage.'" Muniz's pro dancer partner Witney Carson verifies his dangerous work ethic. "In rehearsal I'll say, 'Okay, we have to stop,'" she said. "And Frankie is like, 'No. No. We have to keep going.' And I'm like, 'No. We have to stop. It's to that point.'" Muniz says he's been doing yoga, physical therapy and cryotherapy constantly to help combat his pain. "As soon as I'm done with rehearsal, my entire day is healing," said the actor, who had never done cryotherapy before DWTS but has been doing going up to twice a day over the past week. But he also admitted that after Monday's show, "it hurts really bad right now, probably the worst it's felt all week." But he says nothing will keep him from performing on Tuesday's show. "I would be more disappointed than anything if I couldn't dance because of [my injuries.] I'd rather dance and get 1s and get sent home than not be able to dance at all," he says. "I love being a part of it and I love dancing and I don't want to go home any time soon because I just want to keep learning and dancing." Dancing with the Stars' special Latin Night episode airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. (People)

The former president of SeaWorld Orlando in Florida, Terry Prather, is helping the feds by giving evidence in their probe into the company for matters related to CNN's "Blackfish" film. The company has said it's the subject of probes by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investigations are looking into "disclosures and public statements" made by company execs in 2014 or earlier "regarding the impact of the 'Blackfish' documentary" on SeaWorld's stock, according to a filing. A source says the feds are investigating whether there was a cover up at SeaWorld about the negative effect of the documentary as Blackstone took the company public in April 2013. In the months before the IPO, "Blackfish" debuted at Sundance, was acquired by CNN Films, and was released in July 2013. CNN's "Blackfish" details the mistreatment of orca whales at SeaWorld, particularly in Orlando, Fla., where killer whale Tilikum was involved in three deaths. But then-SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison said in 2013, "Ironically, our attendance has improved since the movie came out." Shareholders sued SeaWorld in 2014, alleging the company deceived investors about the impact of "Blackfish" before and after the IPO. The DOJ asked for a pause on the civil litigation while it conducts a "federal criminal investigation." Prather -- who was president of SeaWorld Orlando from 2010 to 2015 -- plans to cooperate with the probe. It is believed feds want him and others to talk so they can go after "the bigger fish" at SeaWorld, which denied wrongdoing. Prather's attorney Sal Strazzullo said, "He wants to make sure that any person involved in covering up the problems at SeaWorld will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and that may include very senior figures." Blackstone bought SeaWorld for $2.3 billion in 2009. Shares were priced at $27 in the 2013 IPO, hit a low of $12.12 in Sept. 2016 and were at $18.30 in March, when Blackstone nearly tripled its money on its investment in SeaWorld by selling it to a Chinese firm. Blackstone declined to comment. (Page Six)

The family that grooves together, stays together. Jay-Z, Beyonce and their daughter Blue Ivy, 5, attended Bruno Mars' sold-out 24K Magic World Tour show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Spies said they were stealthily watching Mars perform from the venue's soundboard. "They seemed to be enjoying the show. Beyonce danced while Jay cuddled with Blue Ivy," a spy told us. They later went to see Mars backstage. While it was one of the family's first public nights out since Beyonce gave birth to twins Sir and Rumi, they appropriately left the newborns at home. Mars also performed a private concert uptown at the Apollo Theater this month for a TV special that will air Nov. 29 on CBS. Beyonce and Mars performed together during halftime at the 2016 Super Bowl. (Page Six)

Music

Diddy and DJ Khaled are deep in negotiations with Fox for a new talent competition show, "The Four," and this one's different from all the rest. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, neither of them have signed but negotiations are far along. We're told there will be 4 judges -- Diddy is the mogul, DJ Khaled is the producer ... there will also be a songwriter, and the 4th judge will be a performer. At least one of the remaining 2 spots will be a woman. The centerpiece of the show will be contemporary pop with an emphasis on hip hop. It will be an ongoing battle, with new competitors trying to knock out the front-runners. In the end, the winner will get the entire judges panel behind them to launch their career -- a mogul, a producer, a songwriter, and someone to perform onstage with. No word on when the show will premiere, but it sounds different ... and interesting. (TMZ)

Camila Cabello Turns up the Heat with 'Havana' Performance on 'Fallon'. Camila Cabello stopped by The Tonight Show on Monday night to unleash some Latin spirit with a performance of "Havana." The Cuban born singer is enjoying a hit at pop radio with the sexy, laid-back track (which features Young Thug), and her appearance on Fallon gave late-night TV audiences a red-hot taste. "Havana," which Cabello co-wrote with Pharrell Williams, among others, appears on the former Fifth Harmony singer's debut solo album, The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving. Cabello wasn't the only musical guest on The Tonight Show. Madonna also dropped in for a chat with its host, a situation that a clearly-excited Cabello captured with a greenroom salute. (Billboard)

Perrie Edwards Assures Fans She's 'Fine' After Short Hospital Stay. Perrie Edwards was absent from Little Mix's set at the iHeartRadio Festival on Saturday (Sept. 23) in Las Vegas, but she took to Twitter on Monday (Sept. 25) to assure everybody that she "should be fine in no time" after a short hospital stay. "Hello beautiful babas...," she wrote in a note posted to Little Mix's official feed. "I'm out of the hospital... in my own bed, and on the mend. Thanks to mother goose, nurse sam, and doctor hatchi I should be fine in no time. Sorry to have let you all down, I obv would never want to miss anything but sometimes you have to listen to those who know best and I wasn't fit to perform. Thank you to the lovely doctors and nurses at sunrise hospital in Vegas for looking after me! My babas I love you all to the moon and back." It was reportedly "gastric problems" that sent Edwards into hospital care as her Mix mates -- Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne -- soldiered on without her at the festival. Edwards has also appeared in recent news after boyfriend and soccer star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain transferred clubs from Arsenal to Liverpool as Edwards will remain in London. "We'll be fine," she told the Mirror. "I'm just really happy for him and very proud." (Billboard)

Katy Perry Brings Fans 'Behind-the-Curtain' in New Xfinity Series. Fans can now access all the Katy Perry tour content their hearts desire whenever, wherever on Xfinity X1. The cable provider's new Katy Perry channel offers behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and music videos, along with previously unreleased interviews and freshly curated playlists. The channel's content will only continue to grow, especially as Katy has just launched her Witness tour, camera crew in tow. "It means a lot to me for all of my fans, no matter what their situation, to feel like they can come along for the ride," Perry says of her new media hub. "I love that Xfinity X1 will be a place where I can give fans weekly glimpses into all the different facets of the tour -- not just the work of it, but also the fun!" Taylor Swift fans are already familiar with this newer form of access, as Swift created a video-on-demand service called Taylor Swift Now last year for DirecTV and AT&T. Perry will similarly give fans new intimate access not available on other platforms. Left Shark is alive and well in the new teaser video for the project. If that's not enough to get fans to pay attention, an adorable puppy seals the deal at the end of the video before cutting to a voiceover by Katy herself. Tour openers Noah Cyrus, Purity Ring, and Carly Rae Jepsen are also included in content on the new channel. (Billboard)

The Killers Enjoy 'Wonderful' Lead on Midweek U.K. Albums Chart. The Killers are killing it on the U.K. midweek albums chart. The Las Vegas pop-rock outfit's Wonderful Wonderful (EMI) has opened up a huge lead on the Official Albums Chart Update with more than 40,000 combined chart sales, some four times the sum of Foo Fighters' second-placed Concrete and Gold (Columbia), according to the Official Charts Company. Each of The Killers' previous four albums have hit the top (Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Day & Age and Battleborn) and the U.S. outfit will keep their streak going if Wonderful Wonderful stays put when the weekly chart is published this Friday (Sept. 29). In a big week for new releases, British alternative rock outfit Enter Shikari's The Spark (PIAS) opens at No. 3, veteran singer-songwriter Van Morrison's Roll With The Punches (Exile) starts at No. 4 and Black Country Communion's BCCIV (Mascot) begins at No. 5, while fresh recordings from Horrors, Marc Almond and Reverend & The Makers are poised for top 10 debuts. Meanwhile, Sam Smith's comeback single "Too Good At Goodbyes" (Capitol) is on track for a third week at the summit of the singles tally. Its No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart Update, ahead of Dua Lipa's former chart-topper "New Rules" (Warner Bros) and Post Malone's "Rockstar" (Republic) featuring 21 Savage. (Billboard)

Movies

It Movie Sequel Set to Scare Audiences in September 2019. We have two years to prepare ourselves for Pennywise's return! On Monday it was announced by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema that the It movie sequel will be released in theaters on Sept. 6, 2019. It was just weeks ago that 2017's It movie, starring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, was released and it has already passed The Exorcist to become the highest-grossing horror film of all time! So it seems like audiences are definitely ready for some more scary Pennywise scenes. Skarsgård talked about his role in the movie and his character's "demonic" smile during a recent appearance on Conan. When asked how he came up with the smile, the actor explained it's something he's been doing since he was 10. He even admits that he used to scare his little brother with the character he created along with the smile! (Eonline)

Ryan Gosling Says He's "Working on" Getting a Role in New Indiana Jones Movie With Harrison Ford. Casting news? Not just yet. Ryan Gosling says he's "working on" asking Blade Runner 2049 co-star Harrison Ford for a role in the new Indiana Jones movie. Last year it was announced Ford would be returning for another Indiana Jones movie, which will be directed by Steven Spielberg. Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, told E! News in a statement back in 2016, "Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can't wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019." The statement continued, "It's rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn't be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven." Now in an exclusive new interview with E! News, Gosling addresses whether he's asked Ford for a role in the upcoming movie. "I'm working on it man...easy," Gosling replies. He then jokingly adds, "You just blew it for me. Too soon." Ford then says, "I'm trying to wrap my head around that. Too soon." It looks like we'll have to wait and see about that casting announcement! (Eonline)

Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss Lead Netflix Comedy 'Last Laugh'. Lewis Black, Kate Micucci and Chris Parnell are also featured in the Greg Pritikin film. Netflix has gathered Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Andie MacDowell, Lewis Black, Kate Micucci and Chris Parnell for its feature comedy The Last Laugh, written and directed by Greg Pritikin. Rob Paris of Paris Film, Inc. is producing. Production starts this week in New Orleans. The Last Laugh centers on talent manager and widower Al Hart who reunites with his former client Buddy Green after 50 years. Though Buddy gave up a promising career as a stand-up comedian to settle down and have a family, Al convinces him to perform on a bucket list tour of classic standup venues across America, giving Buddy a last taste of the life he could have had. The deal with Netflix Originals was brokered by ICM Independent. Chase can next be seen in Frank Pelluso's comedy The Ogilvy Fortune and Federal Offense, both in pre-production. He is represented by APA and LINK Entertainment. Dreyfuss' upcoming projects also include Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Louisiana Caviar, Joel David Moore's Killing Winston Jones, Bill Holderman's comedy Book Club and Nate & Al from writer Noah Taft. He is represented by APA. MacDowell most recently starred in Russel Harbaugh's Love After Love, and appears next in Joseph Kosinski's firefighter drama Only the Brave and Rebecca Addelman's drama Paper Year. She is represented by Gersh and Atlas Artists. Black is represented by APA. Micucci is represented by WME and Management Production Entertainment. Parnell is represented by UTA and Rise Management. Pritikin is represented by MGMT Entertainment and ICM. (Hollywood Reporter)

Tommy Lee Jones to Head Tokyo Film Festival Jury. The festival will open with local film 'Fullmetal Alchemist' and close with 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,' with Al Gore scheduled to attend. Tommy Lee Jones will head the jury at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), organizers announced Tuesday at the lineup press conference. Jones will be joined on the jury by Chinese actress Zhao Wei, Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi, French director/writer Martin Provost and local actor Masatoshi Nagase to judge the 15 features in the main competition. The opening film will be Fullmetal Alchemist, a live-action take on a popular manga/anime franchise, the first local production to open the event in a decade. Organizers were aiming for a big international film for the 30th edition of the festival, having settled for Florence Foster Jenkins opening last year's event after it had already screened in most of the world. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the follow-up to Al Gore's environmental documentary of a decade ago, will be the closing film of the festival. Gore is slated to attend the screening and talk about the climate crisis. Special sections at the fest will include Asian Future, Japanese Cinema Splash, Taiwanese Cinema Renaissance, the anime focus World of Keiichi Hara, and the World of Steven Soderbergh. The festival's TIFFCOM content market will run Oct. 24-26, beginning a day before the main event opens. It will be held for the first time this year at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, approximately 45 minutes away by public transport from the Roppongi Hills complex where most of the screenings take place. With Halloween falling in the middle of the festival, horror specials will include an all-night George A. Romero Forever Night: Thanks for the Memories, including a screening of Night of the Living Dead, as a tribute to the horror meister. The 30th edition of TIFF will run Oct. 25-Nov. 3 at Roppongi HIlls and other central Tokyo venues. (Hollywood Reporter)

Oscars: Philippines Selects 'Birdshot' for Foreign-Language Category. The thriller, directed by 24-year-old Mikhail Red, follows a young girl who accidentally shoots a rare Philippine eagle. The Philippines has chosen 24-year-old filmmaker Mikhail Red's Birdshot as its contender for consideration in the best foreign-language film category at the 2018 Oscars. Equal parts coming-of-age drama and thriller, the film follows the story of young girl who accidentally shoots an endangered Philippine eagle. The film premiered last year at the Tokyo International Film Festival, where it won best film in the Asian Future section. It was later selected for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at the Goteborg Film Festival. The Film Academy of the Philippines' official Oscar selection committee announced its choice Tuesday. The organization said its vote was initially a tie between Birdshot and Baby Ruth Villarama's Sunday Beauty Queen, a documentary about expatriate Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong. The group's chairman Jose N. Carreon then cast the tie-breaking vote, tipping the balance towards Birdshot. Birdshot stars Mary Joy Apostol, Arnold Reyes, John Arcilla and Ku Aquino. Mikhail Red co-wrote the screenplay with his cousin Rae Red. Mikhail Red also co-edited the film with Jay Halili. Birdshot was produced by PelikulaRED, Tuko Film Production and Buchi Boy Production. No Filipino film has ever made the Academy's shortlist in the best foreign-language film category. (Hollywood Reporter)

Burger King Russia Demands 'It' Ban, Saying Clown Looks Like Ronald McDonald. The company has filed a complaint with Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service. Burger King's Russian division has filed a complaint with the country's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS), demanding that the movie It be banned in the country. The company claimed that the movie's clown character Pennywise looks like Ronald McDonald and therefore works as an advertisement for the rival fast-food brand. A spokeswoman for the FAS confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Burger King's complaint has been received and is being evaluated. "We can't be concerned with the content of the film because the writer and director have their own creative understanding of any character," she said, adding that the agency would have to determine though whether the movie contains advertising or product placement. There is no timeframe for consideration of complaints of that kind. Burger King has been actively expanding its operations in Russia and has been aggressively pushing new ideas. It was recently forced to explain to Russian regulators the issuance of its crypto currency, WhopperCoin, as crypto currencies are not allowed in the country. Earlier this year, a video called It - McDonald's Edition was made available on YouTube, containing some of the movie's plot points and featuring Ronald McDonald instead of Pennywise. It opened in Russia on Sept. 7 and has grossed $14 million in the country so far. As of Tuesday, the movie was still available in more than 100 movie theaters throughout Russia. Russian social media users reacted sarcastically to Burger King's complaint. "I think that the head of Burger King Russia should have played Pennywise," a user said on Facebook. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Fixer Upper Ending With Season 5: Chip and Joanna Gaines Bid a "Bittersweet" Goodbye. Hold on to your shiplap: Fixer Upper is ending. Yes, it's an end of an era for HGTV and stars Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines. The home makeover stars made the announcement on their blog that season five of Fixer Upper would be their last. "It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last. While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with," the couple wrote in a joint blog post. "Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place." The duo said their time on TV has been "an amazing adventure," and they've poured their all into the show. "We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you'll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses," Chip and Jo said. The fifth season, which begins in November on HGTV is the "perfect finale," they said, because they "laid it all on the field and didn't hold anything back." Fixer Upper might be ending, but they aren't done with Waco. The couple said they still plan to renovate homes and they're "just getting started." "Who knows what the future holds, but we're excited for whatever is around the bend and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch," the said. Fixer Upper has been a ratings hit for HGTV and helped put the couple's Magnolia brand on the map. "We've all been on an incredible journey with Chip and Joanna for five years. It takes a huge amount of time and creative energy to make a phenomenal series like Fixer Upper," the network said in a statement. "We understand their decision to spend more time with their family. Like all of their fans, we want only the best for them and they know they will always have a home at HGTV. Fans can expect that the upcoming season of Fixer Upper will be the best season ever and we can't wait for it to hit the air later this year." (Eonline)

Adam Levine Reveals Surprising Emotional Connection to The Voice's Dave Crosby and His Daughter Claire. Say it with us now: Awwww! As if viral video stars Dave Crosby and his daughter Claire hadn't already stolen our hearts a million times over with their adorable duets of Disney classics on YouTube, they had to go and steal the show during the season 13 premiere of The Voice when Dave, emboldened by the fame his adorable daughter has amassed, decided it was time to pursue his musical dreams once more. After a gorgeous performance of Death Cab for Cutie's "I'll Follow You Into the Dark," coach Adam Levine, who turned around for the crooner and ultimately landed him on his team, admitted that he found the guy familiar. As luck would have it, after Adam and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter Dusty Rose into the world, a friend shared Dave and Clarie's videos with him. "When I had my baby girl, that was one of the most amazing moments of my life," Adam told him. "And someone sent me that video and I lost it. I'm so happy you realized that you should never have given up on this because if you had given up on this, that never would have happened. What a beautiful thing. I can't believe that it's you that dude from the video, standing in front of me right now. I'm blown away." With the little girl backstage, beaming with pride over her daddy's performance, the coaches invited her out to make her dream of performing on The Voice's stage come true. And with that, we were treated to a few bars of "You've Got a Friend in Me." And our hearts absolutely melted. "So excited to be on #TeamAdam!! Thank you @adamlevine!" Dave tweeted after the show aired. "One of the coolest moments in my life. #TheVoice #TeamAdam." Dave and Claire weren't the evening's only memorable performances, not by a long shot! There's was episode opener Chris Weaver, the worship leader by day, drag queen by night, whose performance of "Try a Little Tenderness" had new judge Jennifer Hudson throwing shoes. Then there was cancer survivor Janice Freeman, whose story and performance of "Radioactive" had everyone in tears, landing her a spot on Miley Cyrus' team. And then there was Esera Tuaolo, the openly gay former NFL player who stunned everyone with a performance of Andra Day's "Rise Up," landing him a spot on Blake Shelton's team. And we're still trying to figure out how Lucas Holliday, who performed "This Woman's Work" and landed on Team JHud, looked like that and sounded like that. If night one is any indication, the talent pool in season 13 will prove to be a force to be reckoned with. Whose audition was your favorite? The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

How Kevin Can Wait Handled Donna's Death In Season 2 Premiere. Viewers no longer have to wait. In an unexpected twist, it was a sitcom that delivered one of the most buzzed-about deaths of the season, with Kevin Can Wait finally revealing how Donna (Erinn Hayes) died in the season two premiere on Monday night. Except JK, the show never revealed how the Gable family matriarch passed away. For real. Instead, the season two premiered picked up "over a year" after the death of Donna, with Kevin running the household, sporting a beard that made him look like "Pavorotti." As for how it was revealed to viewers that Donna had died, Kevin grew upset when he received another postcard from his wife's gym saying they missed her. "So do I," he said...before asking his daughter not to throw out the coupon for the free kung fu lesson. That was it. Oh, and there was a mention of Donna toward the end of the episode, just before Kendra's wedding to Chale, who will be deported if they don't get hitched. "We're just missing one thing," Kevin said, with I know. I wish Mom was here, too." Kevin then said, "She'd be very proud of you." There to support Kevin and Kendra throughout the episode, including helping Kendra with her wedding planning? Leah Remini's Vanessa, with James' former King of Queens' co-star joining the show as a series regular. Kevin James' CBS sitcom made headlines over the summer when it was revealed Erinn Hayes would be written off the show, and it made headlines again when the network revealed Hayes' Donna, Kevin's wife on the show, would not just be exiting the show, but the character would be killed off. Executive producer Rob Long told TV Line ahead of the premiere that Donna's death would drive Kevin's storyline in a major way in the new season. "The goal was to give Kevin's character a real drive and a real predicament [involving] how a family comes back together [after tragedy]," Long said. "Also, out of respect for the character of Donna -- and certainly the way that Erinn Hayes portrayed her -- it seemed like the only right and fair way to treat her character." While Hayes has yet to sound off on Donna's demise, after news of her exit broke, she tweeted, "True, I've been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans." What did you think of Kevin Can Wait's premiere? Were you surprised by how quickly the show moved on? Kevin Can Wait airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

Everything we know about This is Us Season 2. Prepare for your heart to break... This is Us returns to television screens across America after what feels like a lifetime. Starring Milo Ventimigila, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, This is Us won the hearts of the nation through its very real telling of family life. The struggle with body image, alcoholism, adoption, race, marital difficulties and fame, no topic is off limit. Prepare to laugh, cry and have your heart break all over again. We CAN'T wait. While our expectations are sky high we are sure that they will not disappoint, here's what we know so far. Don't forget your tissues. Jack Hopefully the show will answer the question all of us are desperate to know: How did Jack die? While we don't want it to be true, we have GOT to know. Show creator Dan Fogelman has confirmed that he will not rush along his timeline (despite our begging). He explains to The Hollywood Reporter, "These characters are real people who exist in our minds and this is what happens and this is their history. You can't necessarily change that timeline because it's pleasing or displeasing, or not fitting in line with how the audience wants to witness it. In terms of the reveal of Jack's death, the only balancing act we're trying to be cognizant of is spacing it out in a way that is interesting for the audience and keeps people engaged and talking about it." All we know so far is that Jack isn't going anywhere any time soon, Mandy Moore explains to People, "Milo is No. 1 on the call sheet." Phew. In season two, we should expect to see more of Jack's home life growing up, the poker crowd and Vietnam, before Rebecca or the Big Three were even in the pipeline. Prepare for your heart to break straight away as supposedly the new season will start with Rebecca and Jack breaking the news to their kids on their recent separation. Fogelman has described season two is a "little darker" in terms of Jack and Rebecca's relationship. ?? Rebecca In the only sneak peek of the show so far, Rebecca appears to dish out motherly advice to Randall. We also should expect more screen time for present-day Rebecca as well as her relationship with Miguel. Fogelman also promises that we may start to warm up to him... (unlikely #TeamJack) Hands up if you're crying already... ?? Randall Things are going to be a lot different for Randall in the new season. At the end of season one, he had lost his biological father, quit his job and wanted to adopt a new child, so it will be interesting to see how that all pans out. Kate Always playing with time hops, we should expect season two to kick off three months after we left the present day storyline, with a now engaged Kate and Toby living together and Kate pursuing a career in music. Kevin Hollywood or the love of his life? Season two will play out that conflict for Kevin. Sylvester Stallone is set to cameo in the new season playing a version of himself and will apparently act as a paternal figure to Kevin. Exciting. There will be 18 episodes in total but sadly a UK release date has not been announced as of yet. Although the first season was shown on Channel 4, the second may be on Amazon Prime. Watch this space. (British Glamour)

'Liar's' big reveal held a mirror up to society's attitude to rape. Did you fall for his act too? MAJOR SPOILERS: Watch Liar episode three before reading on So, finally we have learnt the truth about the rape at the centre of ITV's Liar. At the end of episode three - after the CPS decided not to pursue rape charges against Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) - we see a flashback: he did drug the wine that Laura (Joanne Froggatt) drank at home, just as she had said. It was a shocking moment. And an important reminder that a man can be handsome and still a rapist. A man can be charming and still be a rapist. He can have a respectable job and still be a rapist. Over the past few weeks, viewers - including us in the GLAMOUR office - have speculated that someone else must have committed the rape (the taxi driver, the ex, a random stranger who broke in). So this was a wakeup call. We'd fallen for Andrew's 'charming man' act too. OK, so the show unfolded in a way that was meant to provoke doubt - but why didn't we whole-heartedly believe Laura from the outset? Is it because Andrew didn't fit our pre-conceived ideas of what a rapist 'looks like'? Did we think that because he was a widowed single dad, that made him too 'good' to be a sexual predator? Of course, sexual predators are manipulative. They hide in plain sight. They abuse their positions of authority, their good-standing in the community. We're only now seeing the ugly truth about Andrew - but Liar has held up a mirror to our attitude towards rape. If his character had been a TV stereotype of a loner weirdo, we might have been quicker to think he was guilty. Another uncomfortable truth: did we doubt Laura because she didn't behave in a way that we expect victims too? She got angry and posted about it publicly online. She snuck into his house and snooped for evidence. She shouted at the police. Would we have believed her if she was presented as crying and helpless? There is no 'right' way to behave after you have been raped. Hopefully Liar will remind people of that. (British Glamour)

'Mad Men' Alum Vincent Kartheiser Joins 'Das Boot' Event Series. Tom Wlaschiha of 'Game of Thrones is also on board for the submarine drama, together with James D'Arcy and Thierry Fremont. Vincent Kartheiser, who played Pete Campbell on seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men, has joined the cast of WWII event series Das Boot. Game of Thrones actor Tom Wlaschiha, James D'Arcy of Marvel's Agent Carter and French actor Thierry Fremont (Juste un regard) have also boarded the drama, which is inspired by the best-selling novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim about the submarine war of the 1940s, as well as by Wolfgang Petersen's Oscar-nominated film adaptation from 1981. Shooting has already begun in Prague for the series, which German shingle Bavaria is producing together with Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment. Sonar is handling world sales on the $31 million production. Sky will premiere the series in late 2018 across its pay-TV networks in Germany, Italy, Austria, the U.K. and Ireland. Austrian filmmaker Andreas Prochaska (The Dark Valley) is helming Das Boot from a script by head writers Tony Saint (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley) and Johannes W. Betz (Der Tunnel). The series' ensemble cast also includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Rainer Bock (The White Ribbon) and Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm). Executive producing are Moritz Polter, Oliver Vogel and Jan S. Kaiser for Bavaria, Marcus Ammon and Frank Jastfelder for Sky and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar. (Hollywood Reporter)

Mr. and Mrs. Cooper! Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Amy Fowler (Mayim Bialik) are finally engaged. During the Big Bang Theory season 11 premiere, Sheldon got his answer -- only after interrupting his own proposal to take a call from Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Showrunner Steve Holland opened up about the big moment -- and the wedding -- during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "It's not going to be super quick; there's certainly fun stories to play with this couple planning their wedding. Specifically, Sheldon who has ideas about everything is going to have ideas about their wedding," he teases. "One of the episodes is Sheldon, who is so excited, wants to make the wedding so perfect that he starts to drive himself crazy trying to pick a wedding date. Because he can't just pick a date -- he has to analyze every date; he's sure that there's a best one out there. And he can be like that with every decision for this wedding." In other words, Sheldon is bridezilla. "But in a sweet way where he wants it to be perfect," Holland clarifies. "So Amy has to love that he's doing that but also be frustrated by it." Another big bombshell during the season opener? Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) is pregnant -- again. And Howard's (Simon Helberg) reaction was priceless. (Spoiler: He freaked out!) In July, Raunch revealed that she is pregnant in real life after suffering a miscarriage. "When Melissa told us that she and her husband were expecting, we started talking about what we wanted to do in the show. Our first thought was that Howard and Bernadette just had a baby and we can do the regular sitcom thing of having her sitting down a lot and putting things in her lap to hide her belly. Then we started talking about it and realized that it's really interesting that they wouldn't be expecting to get pregnant again so quickly and nobody in the audience would be expecting them to do so, either. It seemed like a really interesting story to tell," Holland says. "They're not unhappy about having a second baby but it definitely changes things." Ahead of the premiere, costar Cuoco shared an Instagram photo of the cast touching Raunch's growing baby bump on set. The Big Bang Theory airs Mondays on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. (US Weekly)

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