Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Jessie James Decker Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 3 With Eric Decker. The Decker family is growing! Jessie James Decker is pregnant with her and hubby Eric Decker's third child. Their baby-to-be joins 3-year-old Vivianne Decker and 2-year-old Eric Jr. The E! reality star and country singer shared the wonderful news on Instagram Monday. "Eric and I are so excited to share with y'all that we are expecting baby Decker number 3!" she wrote alongside a video of the surely unforgettable moment they told their daughter and son another sibling was on the way. (Seriously, Vivi's heartwarming reaction cannot be missed!) "As you can see Viv is so happy and Bub doesn't quite know what's going on, but we are over the moon and feel so blessed and can't wait to meet this little one end of March," Jessie added. The adorable couple has long discussed expanding their lovable brood, and in the latest season of Eric & Jessie, Vivianne and Eric Jr.'s proud mama admitted, "I do want another baby!" Jessie's also previously confessed, "I don't wanna say the door's closed on baby No. 3 because we love our babies so much, they're so amazing and I like can't imagine not having another one. We're still talking about it." And as fans of Jessie and Eric have come to understand, there's no topic (even the less glamorous aspects of pregnancy!) that the duo can't dish with each other. On a recent episode of Eric & Jessie, the "Lights Down Low" songstress gushed, "I picked a good man to have babies with" before reflecting on her first pregnancy. "I sure did get big though when I was pregnant," Jessie, 29, teased. "You liked that extra meat on me didn't you? A lot more things to grab." Jessie gave birth to her first child in March 2014, almost a year after she and the NFL hunk tied the knot. In September 2015, Jessie and Eric welcomed their son. The expectant parents have yet to reveal whether another little boy or girl will soon make their entrance into the world, but we can't wait to watch Jessie's pregnancy journey unfold! Bring on the baby bump selfies. Congratulations to the entire family! (Eonline)

Former Disney Star Tiffany Thornton Defends New Marriage Nearly 2 Years After First Husband's Death. Tiffany Thornton is celebrating and defending her new love on social media. On Saturday, the former Disney star known for her roles on Sonny With a Chance and So Random! married Gospel Light Church worship pastor Josiah Capaci. "Best day of my life 10/7/17," Tiffany shared on Instagram while showcasing her wedding dress. Josiah added, "Today was so amazing and exceeded all my wildest dreams and expectations. #becomingacapaci." While the weekend may have been all about love and light, the new bride received some critical comments from some fans who thought she married a new man too soon. As a result, Tiffany decided to speak out on Instagram. "This is love. That all-encompassing, enduring, accepting, near perfect love. The kind that trumps my need to snap back at people who have the audacity to comment on my Instagram about whether I loved my first husband or not. But let me take a moment to explain something to you. There is no timeline for grief or for when God moves in your life in undeniable ways," she explained on Instagram. "I was a mess yesterday during our wedding ceremony. So many emotions flooded my heart as I walked down those balcony steps to the arms of my gift from God. I thought of Chris watching us and knowing he would have loved the choice I made, for me and for the boys. I thought of Chris's amazing parents sitting front row and how much of a blessing they have been and will forever be in our lives." Tiffany continued, "I am so completely humbled by the love I receive from this man. Jo came along EXACTLY when God knew I needed him. It wasn't my choice to fall in love so quickly after Chris passed but I was growing so comfortable with being alone that it was becoming unhealthy... When I say 'Jo is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me' that in no way indicates that I didn't love my first husband with all that I had. How dare any one of you judge me and say that on a social platform." Back in December of 2015, E! News confirmed that Tiffany's first husband Chris Carney had died in a single car accident. She would later receive support from fans and famous friends including Demi Lovato and Evan Ross. Today, Tiffany continues to move forward with her life. At the same time, she will always have the father of her two kids on her mind and heart for all of the special moments in her life. "I will always love Chris and Jo knows that. And I will always love Jo. The beautiful thing about love is that it multiplies as new blessings come into your life. I don't have to share one bucket of love with the special people in my life. Each one has their own bucket. Get it? Isn't that amazing??" she shared. "God's timing is not our own. And I praise Him for that. You should too." (Eonline)

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp go to Broadway show for date night. John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan -- who rekindled their romance this year as exclusively reported by Page Six -- were spotted on a date at the first preview of Julie Taymor's "M. Butterfly." "They waited patiently in the long line with everyone else," says a spy. "They were chatting intimately in their seats during intermission." The rocker and the star dated for three years before splitting in 2014. Mellencamp then told Howard Stern that Ryan "hates" him, but they got back together over the summer. (PageSix)

How Kelly Clarkson Freed Herself From Clive Davis. Kelly Clarkson is "Miss Independent." In Variety's Power of Women LA issue, the American Idol winner revealed how she managed to cut ties with her old record producer Clive Davis after a rocky history. According to Variety, RCA Records signed Clarkson after she won American Idol in 2002. Davis then took over the company in 2004, and the tension between the singer and the producer started to build. For instance, Clarkson recalled crying after Davis referred to her song "Because Of You" as "sh-ty." Clarkson wrote the song for her 2004 album Breakaway. "I was told that was a shitty song because it didn't rhyme," she told Variety. "A group of men thought it was OK to sit around a young woman and bully her. I was told I should shut up and sing." But this wasn't the last time Davis insulted her music. In a 2013 post on her WhoSay page, the Grammy-winning singer said Davis also denounced her 2007 album My December. "He also goes on to say My December wasn't successful because I co-penned the album and it didn't have 'pop hits,'" Clarkson wrote at the time. "Well, first let me say, I've co-penned many of my 'pop hits.' Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure." The relationship between the two grew even more strained after Davis mentioned Clarkson in his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life. In her WhoSay post, Clarkson referred to the mentions of her as "misinformation." "I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans," she stated at the time. "It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone -- even Clive Davis." According to Variety, Clarkson signed with a new record company, Atlantic, after her contract with RCA Records expired. The mother of two is now releasing a new album, Meaning of Life, on Oct. 27. "It's just the first record I've made that I didn't call my mother, wanting to quit," Clarkson told the magazine. "And I'm not a baby, y'all. I'm strong. There are songs about it! I'm a very powerful, confident woman, but at the same time, you just feel beaten down." And while she said it "always sounds like I'm going against Clive Davis," she told Variety there's a reason for it. "You have no idea how excited I was when I found out he was taking over," she said. "It's like meeting someone you've idolized since you were a kid and being let down. The only victory I see from the last 15 years is honestly just the fact that, even in such an incredibly not-healthy environment, we were very successful." To read the rest of the interview, visit Variety. (Eonline)

Why Jennifer Garner Finally Joined Instagram. Jennifer Garner's "Insta-stalking" led to her joining the social media app! The actress was in attendance at the Hamptons International Film Festival over the weekend and she dished exclusively to E! News about signing up for Instagram. Back in September, Garner posted for the first time on her verified account and now she's revealing why it was the right time to join. "First of all I started Insta-stalking people, mostly ballerinas," Garner laughed. "But I've so enjoyed watching dancers that I admire from afar and feeling like I get a little insight into their lives and so it just seemed like, 'OK that makes more sense to me.'" Garner continued, "I don't have to go any deeper than I wanna go, I can kind of be in charge of it. So we're having fun with it. It's just my house!" During the interview, the actress also talked about her new film The Tribe of Palos Verdes. The Tribe of Palos Verdes will be released on Dec. 1. (Eonline)

The lone wolf. Tyler Posey, who took on New York City Comic Con for the first time without his Teen Wolf castmates, opened up to Us at the Noods Before Dark party on Friday, October 6, about having his private photos stolen earlier this year. The 25-year-old heartthrob and costar Cody Christian both had nude photos surface online back in January, but he's not letting it bring him down about having his private photos stolen earlier this year. The 25-year-old heartthrob and costar Cody Christian both had nude photos surface online back in January, but he's not letting it bring him down. When we asked about the intimate pictures of him being out there, Posey just put his hands on his head, laughed and responded, "I don't care. It puts less stress [on you] if you just brush it off." The MTV star is just one of the many celebrities who have fallen victim to a leaked photo scandal over the years. The actor, who plays an identity thief in the upcoming film Decoy, has also had his own run-ins with identity theft. "I got a letter in the mail saying I'm a victim of a case of somebody who hacked iCloud. I think I had my identity taken. I think I've had it stolen," he told Us. The film, which doesn't currently have a release date, also stars Andy Garcia, Kat Graham and Frank Grillo. In the film, Posey's character is chased by the NSA after stealing the identity of a criminal. And if he could steal anyone's identity in real life? He told Us who it would be: "Tom DeLonge from Blink 182. I would steal his identity circa 2002 era. I would go back in time for that." (US Weekly)

George Clooney Slams Harvey Weinstein in Wake of 'Indefensible' Sexual Misconduct Allegations. George Clooney has broken his silence about Harvey Weinstein, the film producer who gave him his first big break in the 1996 film From Dusk till Dawn. Amid Weinstein's sexual harassment scandal, the actor, 56, spoke out against the movie mogul. "It's indefensible. That's the only word you can start with. Harvey's admitted to it, and it's indefensible," Clooney told The Daily Beast about his reaction to the news. Though he's heard "rumors" about Weinstein since the 1990s, the Suburbicon director admitted that he only heard that "certain actresses had slept with Harvey to get a role" and dismissed them as something said to diminish the actresses' talent. "I've known Harvey for twenty years. ... But I can tell you that I've never seen any of this behavior -- ever," Clooney said, adding that he was not aware of how Weinstein reportedly reached settlements with the women he sexually harassed, as first revealed in The New York Times expose, which also disclosed that eight women, including actress Ashley Judd, came forward to accuse the film mogul of sexual misconduct. "I didn't hear anything about that and I don't know anyone that did. That's a whole other level and there's no way you can reconcile that. There's nothing to say except that it's indefensible," Clooney explained. However, the father of two assured that had he known prior to the revealing NYT story, he would've "confront[ed]" the issue head-on. Clooney shared how he felt "very bad" for all the victims, specifically pointing out Lauren Sivan, though not by name. "I mean, cornering a young anchorwoman in the kitchen and jerking off into a potted plant? That's not just some rumor about Harvey hitting on a woman; it's disturbing on a whole lot of levels, because there had to be a lot of people involved in covering that up," he said. Harvey Weinstein Forced Out of Own Company After Sexual Harassment Allegations Ashley Judd & Others Accused Weinstein Of Sexual Harassment In New York Times Expose. Describing Roger Ailes and Bill Cosby's sexual assault scandals as "watershed moments," Clooney also called out Weinstein for being guilty of "taking advantage of people not in power" and being an "establishment figure up to some very shady stuff." "This is a big problem in our society," he said. "This is a moral issue. We're all going to have to be more diligent about it and look for any warning signs. Before, people weren't paying enough attention to it. Now we have to. This is the moment to start scaring people like this into not acting this way anymore." But while he questioned the nature of Hollywood's complicity, the actor also said he believed it was not a case of people looking the other way. "I don't think that people were looking the other way; I think that people weren't looking, because in some ways, a lecherous guy with money picking up younger girls is unfortunately not a news story in our society," the actor said. Amid the controversy, Clooney somehow found a silver lining. "Maybe that's what good will come out of this: that not just in Hollywood, although Hollywood is now the focus, but in all of these cases the victims will feel that they will be listened to, and that they don't need to be afraid," the star shared. "Something good has to come out of this ... victims have to feel safer to come out and tell their stories without the fear of losing their jobs, and they also need to be believed, which is a very important element of this," the two-time Oscar winner emphasized. Clooney wasn't the first to speak out against Weinstein. In addition to several of Hollywood's leading ladies, male celebrities such as Christian Slater, James Gunn and Kevin Smith have lent their voices in support of those accusing Weinstein of alleged misconduct. Weinstein's alleged decades of sexual misconduct came to light on Thursday after eight women, including actress Ashley Judd, came forward to accuse the film mogul of sexual misconduct in an article by the New York Times. Following the allegations, the Oscar-winning film producer was removed from his powerhouse film studio The Weinstein Company. "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I'm trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go," Weinstein said, adding that he was working with therapists and planned to take time off to "deal with this issue head-on." (People)

The Harvey Weinstein scandal just got exponentially worse -- he was caught on tape asking a model to watch him shower ... and the recording was just released. The New Yorker put out the audio Tuesday in a new bombshell report with women -- including actress Asia Argento -- claiming the Hollywood producer committed rape and sexual assault -- far more serious than just the alleged chronic harassment reported by The New York Times. The new report also includes audio of Weinstein captured by a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez as part of a 2015 NYPD sting operation ... where you hear Weinstein beg the woman to come in his room and watch him shower ... to her great displeasure. He also admits to groping her breast and saying "I'm used to that" ... promising he won't do it again if she just comes inside. He eventually dismisses her when she refuses ... for like the 10th time. Weinstein's already been fired from his own company ... only time will tell what happens to him now. (TMZ)

Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, fired back at Koehler, "I would suggest rereading the [intimidating a witness] statute. I would further suggest talking to some of the unbiased witnesses." Further, Rosenblum tells TMZ ... "Nelly will continue to respond to her client's baseless allegations." Nelly's rape accuser is calling him out for bullying her so harshly in the media, her attorney believes it rises to the level of a crime and is demanding justice ... TMZ has learned. The alleged victim's attorney, Karen Koehler, says Nelly fired off a letter to prosecutors laying out what she views as verbal attacks made by Nelly's team since TMZ broke the story of Nelly's arrest. In the letter she says, "It is morally reprehensible for an accused person and his bully lawyer to issue derogatory and defamatory statements against a young alleged rape victim." She adds, "It is also criminal -- in the State of Washington -- when those vicious attacks are issued in the form of threats." Koehler singles out Nelly's attorney for saying the accuser is "a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety." Koehler's letter includes the legal statutes regarding intimidating a witness -- which is a class B felony in Washington. (TMZ)

Kodak Black is facing new criminal charges for sexual misconduct with a teenager. Kodak's accused of sexually assaulting the girl in February 2016 at a hotel in South Carolina. He allegedly pushed her into a wall, onto a bed and proceeded to assault her -- biting her neck and breast before forcibly having sex with her. He was actually indicted in April, but news of the charges just broke Monday. As we reported, the Florida rapper was arrested last year, and got out of a South Carolina jail on a $100k bond. Kodak's facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted. (TMZ)

It's not exactly a dream ad for Jack in the Box ... Ralphie May chowed down on Jalapeno Poppers and a Chicken Sandwich at 1 AM Friday, and 12 hours later he was dead. We now know Ralphie's last hours. After performing at Harrah's Thursday night, he and a few other comedians went to Jack in the Box, got take out and went to the private residence where Ralphie was staying with a fellow comedian. Ralphie took his bag of food into his room at around 1 AM, shut the door and that's the last time anyone saw him alive. He had a habit of sleeping until noon, so no one thought of checking on him, until Ralphie's assistant showed up just after 12 PM and opened his bedroom door. The assistant found Ralphie unconscious on the floor. We're told it appears he was sitting on the side of the bed when the heart attack struck and he fell over. Paramedics came but said there was nothing they could do. He was dead. We're told there were no drugs found. In fact, Ralphie famously carried a vape pen, but it had been a long stretch since he used it. One source who was with him nightly says although Ralphie had been battling pneumonia for 6 weeks, he was "80 to 90% better" the night before he died. We're also told he was in good spirits, although there was one serious source of conflict ... his divorce and his estranged wife. Ralphie felt his wife would not let go of their marriage and was trying to punish him, using their 2 kids as a weapon. People in Ralphie's life are extremely upset, because his estranged wife now has complete control of his estate since the divorce was not final. We're told she had closed off many of the people who were close to Ralphie and worked with him. (TMZ)

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Rose McGowan Calls Out Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, Ben and Casey Affleck in Latest Harvey Weinstein Tweets. Rose McGowan wants Hollywood's A-list actors to speak up. Last week, the New York Times published an expose on Harvey Weinstein about his years and years of alleged misconduct. McGowan was mentioned in the expose for a $100,000 settlement she reached in 1997 with the movie producer. In response to the article, one of Weinstein's attorneys Charles J. Harder told E! News last week that the article was "saturated with false and defamatory statements." However, just days after the article was published, Weinstein was terminated from The Weinstein company. McGowan has been very vocal on Twitter about Hollywood speaking up about Weinstein and his alleged misconduct. On Monday she called for the immediate resignation of the Weinstein Company board. In a series of tweets, McGowan also began calling out actors for their silence on the matter. "Hey @mattdamon what's it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?" McGowan tweeted the actor, along with a list of the Weinstein Company board member names. "They knew. They funded. They advised. They covered up. They must be exposed. They must resign." McGowan then tweeted to Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck asking them, "Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how's your morning boys?" The actress then retweeted a post that she was mentioned in about a Vulture article with the headline "Matt Damon, Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a 2004 New York Times Harvey Weinstein Article." The tweet said, "Have u seen this article? Do u realise how deep the cover ups go? Then u wonder why its taken so long." The article talks about a piece published by The Wrap founder Sharon Waxman on Sunday. In her post, Waxman alleges that a 2004 story she was working on about Weinstein's alleged misconduct was "gutted" by the New York Times under "pressure." While researching the story, Waxman looked into Fabrizio Lombardo and his role in the Miramax company. "I had people on the record telling me Lombardo knew nothing about film, "Waxman wrote in Sunday's article. She then explained, "After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted." Waxman went on to state that the final version of the article was "buried on the inside of the Culture section, an obscure story about Miramax firing an Italian executive." E! News has reached out to Weinstein, Damon, Crowe and the Afflecks for comment. (Eonline)

Ivana Trump: I Have 'No Problems' with Donald's Wife-But 'I Wouldn't Want to Be in Melania's Louboutins Right Now!' Tensions flared between Donald Trump's first and third wives -- Ivana and Melania, respectively -- on Monday after Ivana insisted in a new television interview that she would always be the president's "first lady." But in her new book, Raising Trump, out Tuesday, Ivana says she has "no problems ... at all" with her ex's current wife. "Why should I? She didn't break up my marriage," writes Ivana, whose 14-year union with Trump came to a dramatic end after his highly publicized affair with second wife Marla Maples. "Her son, Barron, 11, often plays with my grandchildren. Donald is happy with her and our interactions have been cordial," Ivana added of Melania. That said, Ivana also wrote that she doesn't envy Melania's position as first lady: "Frankly, I wouldn't want to be in Melania's Louboutins right now." It's a sentiment Ivana echoed in her wide-ranging Good Morning America interview. Hours after the interview aired on Monday, Melania's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, slammed Ivana in a statement to PEOPLE, calling her book and interview comments "attention-seeking and self-serving noise." Ivana has not responded to the remarks. This isn't the first time the two women have clashed. Ivana says she and Melania hit a "minor speed bump" in the fall of 2015, a few months after Trump launched his 2016 presidential bid. Ivana recalls hosting a lunch for 40 female friends in New York and asking them, "Who is voting for Donald," which prompted a conversation about a Trump presidency. "And all I said was that Melania is a quiet, private woman, and that she might not enjoy being in public so much," Ivana writes. "The next thing I knew, the Daily News was running an article quoting an 'insider' who claimed I said, '[Melania] can't talk, she can't give a speech, she doesn't go to events, she doesn't seem to want to be involved.' " Ivana -- who shares three children with Trump: Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. -- says her daughter called her that day to tell her Melania was upset about the article. Ivana recalls texting Melania to extend an olive branch. "You have never done anything wrong to me and I never have to you," she texted. "You are in the family and I would never do anything against the family. Love, Ivana." Natasha Stoynoff claims she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump while on assignment for People at his Mar-a-Lago estate. "That smoothed things over," Ivana said. "I hope she knows I'm rooting for her, just as I'm rooting for Donald." She added that she thought Melania would "surprise a lot of people and be a wonderful first lady." "She surprised me already when she announced she was taking over Michelle Obama's organic garden. Somehow, I can't picture her in jeans and work gloves, holding a shovel." Though Ivana insists she wouldn't trade places with Melania, the one thing she does miss about her life with Trump is spending time at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. While she says she's welcome there and does visit for some holidays, "the problem (for me anyway) is that it's Donald and Melania's house." "It's a bit weird to hang out at my ex's mansion with his third wife, their son and her parents," she writes. (People)

Edward Klein, who has written several books about the Clintons and Kennedys, has a hotly anticipated book, "All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump," out Oct. 30. In the meantime, he reveals that Hillary Clinton's finger-pointing book, "What Happened" -- which is chock-full of excuses for her shocking election loss to Donald Trump -- may be a best seller, but Bill Clinton tossed his copy in the trash can and is heartsick over his wife's current blame-game book tour. "Before Hillary sent the manuscript to her publisher, she gave it to Bill to read, and he made major changes with a red pencil," said a close Clinton family friend. "But she refused to even read his corrections, and he got so furious that he tossed the entire manuscript into the garbage. "He told her the book made her look bewildered, angry and confused, and that those were poor qualities in a person who aspired to be a world leader," the friend continued. "He hated the title because calling it 'What Happened' would only make people say, 'You lost.' He urged her to postpone the pub date and rewrite the book, but she yelled at him and said, 'The book is finished and that's how it's going to be published.' " Since their fight last summer over the book, Bill's negative feelings about Hillary's memoir have grown even more intense as she's used her book tour to blame her loss on Russian hackers, former FBI Director James Comey and women who didn't vote for her. Klein writes in his upcoming book that Bill warned Hillary a month before the election that she was losing and that she needed to campaign in the Rust Belt states. "She told him he was delusional," Klein writes. "Bill's criticism -- and what Hillary sees as his lack of sympathy -- has driven a wedge between them," the friend said. "They haven't been speaking for months. They've been communicating through friends and lawyers." "Ed is a sad man," a spokesman for Hillary said. "And a pathetic liar," added Bill's rep. (Page Six)

Bella Hadid's "homeboy's gonna get itttt" interview goes viral. Prepare to cringe hard. Speaking about the correlation between trainers and attractiveness, Bella showed a side of herself we've never seen before... Celebrities are required to do a helluva lot of interviews - it's a huge part of the job - so you can't expect them to go their entire career without pulling at least one shocker. Cara Delevingne's Paper Towns interview and basically any interview that Shia LaBeouf has ever done comes to mind. Supermodel Bella Hadid, however, has remained pretty faultless in interviews so far, with softly spoken discussions about her love for her family and how #blessed she is. Well then there was Complex. Speaking to Complex magazine about the correlation between trainers and attractiveness, Bella showed a side of herself we've never seen before. Using the word "dope" more times that it is ever necessary to use the word "dope", Bella spoke through her sneaker turn-offs and turn-ons. Twitter users were quick to mock Bella's language, with some even saying she was talking "like an undercover cop". But perhaps the best line from the interview, and the focus of memes galore since it hit the internet, came when she discussed the favorable reaction she'd have to a guy if he wore some "fresh" Air Max 95s. What's going to happen Bella? "Homeboy gonna get ittttt," she confirms. (British Glamour)

Kelly Dodd Reveals Why She Stayed in Her Unhappy Marriage for So Long amid Divorce News. Kelly Dodd made headlines in September when she announced she and her husband Michael Dodd were calling it quits. But five months prior to making it official, the 42-year-old reality star revealed to the Real Housewives of Orange County cameras that she was seriously contemplating ending her marriage. On Monday's episode, which was filmed in April, Kelly found herself comparing her dysfunctional relationship to her parents' marriage. "My mom got married when she was 18 years old. My dad was 27 and they got pregnant right away and had a horrible, horrible marriage," Kelly said. "My mom and dad were married over 30 years and got divorced when I was 25 years old, but they should have split when I was 10. My mom and dad were very Catholic and they wanted a family unit. They didn't want to split us up." "Growing up I watched my parents fight so much that I wished they would get divorced," Kelly added, thinking about her 10-year-old daughter, Jolie. "Michael and I, we fight a lot in front of Jolie. I thought keeping the marriage together for Jolie would be right for her because I didn't want to see her flip back and forth. But it might be okay for Jolie to have a happy mom and a happy dad. I don't know." Later, Kelly noted that her parents still have a hard time being around one another all these years later. "She holds in so much animosity," Kelly said of her mother. "It's hard to have them both in the same room, and I'm afraid that Jolie's going to feel the same way about Michael and I." "I see a lot of similarities between their marriage and my marriage and it scares me to death that things are repeating themselves," Kelly continued. "I just don't know what to do." Kelly and Michael, who have been together since 2004 and married in 2006, certainly have had their fair share of bitter battles on the hit Bravo reality show. It was arguments like those that originally led Kelly to file for divorce from Michael 5 years ago, though they decided to give love another chance before Kelly's debut on RHOC last season. Kelly is done giving Michael chances now, though. "Our marriage is over, I'm out of there!" she told The Daily Mail on Sept, 27. " We've have problems for years and I've had enough. I'm done with our marriage." "Over the past several years we've had our ups and downs, and lately it's been mostly downs," she said. "It's just a case where two people can't get along. It's best if we went our separate ways and concentrate on our daughter." "We aren't good together," Kelly added. "Maybe we'll better to each other when we are divorced and are friends. But right now we are both miserable and it's not good for either one of us, let alone our daughter." She said she plans on reinstating the open case. "I filed for divorce against Michael in 2012 and we never had any resolution the case is just sitting there. So I'm going to ask my attorney to file a motion so I can get a bifurcated divorce," Kelly said. "I want out of my marriage as soon as possible. We can figure out the financials of our divorce down the road," she continued. In July, Kelly likened her relationship with Michael to "an addiction in a way." "One month I wanna get divorced, then there's the next month where I wanna stay married, you know?" she told Entertainment Tonight. "It's always just evolving. It's always changing. We kind've are, like, addicted to each other, you know? I feel like I can't live without him sometimes, and he feels like he can't live without me. So, I mean, you know, we've always had that kind of relationship." The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo. (People)

Harvey Weinstein made a failed attempt to save his job in the 11th hour, firing off an email to other studio execs and asking them to back him in his time of need. Weinstein's email said, "My board is thinking of firing me. All I'm asking, is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling." He added ... "A lot of the allegations are false as you know but given therapy and counseling as other have done, I think I'd be able to get there." As we reported, The Weinstein Co. fired its head honcho Sunday after the New York Times story alleging he'd sexually harassed employees, actresses and others for decades. It seems the letters of support were never sent, or simply weren't persuasive enough. The Hollywood Reporter says Ron Meyer and Jeffery Katzenberg were among the recipients of the email. Weinstein laid it on thick though ... "I am desperate for your help. Just give me the time to have therapy. Do not let me be fired." (TMZ)

Donna Karan defends pal Weinstein, says harassed women 'may be asking for it'. Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to her pal Harvey Weinstein's defense in a bold way-saying sexually harassed women may be "asking for it" by dressing seductively, according to the Daily Mail. "You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble," she told the British tabloid in a red-carpet interview at the CineFashion Film Awards in LA. "To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?" The DKNY founder, who is friends with Weinstein's wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, described the couple as "wonderful people," adding: "Harvey has done some amazing things." Asked if Weinstein had been "busted," she reportedly smiled and told the paper, "I don't think it's only Harvey Weinstein." (PageSix)

Music

Amy Winehouse's family in talks for musical based on her life. She is one of the most memorable British artists in recent history, and Amy Winehouse's legacy is to continue on stage. The Sun can reveal that the iconic singer's family are in talks to turn her life story into a musical featuring the songs that made her a global star. Her dad Mitch says plans are in motion for the London production, which will celebrate the life of Amy, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, aged just 27. Speaking at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala in London last week, Mitch explained: "A musical celebrating her life and music is being talked about for the near future. "It is something I'd really like to happen and I've said I'm happy for it to go ahead. "It would be for the West End. We want to do something that remembers Amy for what she was, there's so much more to her than just the drugs and the alcohol. "We want to do something positive about how she developed her music. What we don't hear is that she was clean of drugs for three years when she died." During her incredible career, Amy won six Grammys, a Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist and three Ivor Novellos. On top of that, her second album "Back To Black" was for a time the UK's best-selling album of the 21st century. The show is also likely to show her struggle with drink and drugs, as well as her tumultuous two-year marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil. But it will also give her family a chance to play a role in telling her story, after they disputed much of filmmaker Asif Kapadia's Oscar-winning 2015 documentary film "Amy." In recent years "jukebox" musicals have proved particularly successful, with ABBA's "Mamma Mia!," Carole King's "Beautiful" and Queen's "We Will Rock You" being massive West End hits. Considering Amy's music and life story, I have every confidence that this will be just as huge -- and could even give London favorites "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera" a run for their money. (PageSix)

Richie Sambora says a reunion with Bon Jovi is on the horizon IF they get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ... but the people truly gotta want it. We got the ex-lead guitarist of the iconic '80s band Monday in Calabasas, where our photog congratulated Richie for his 2nd nomination to the HOF -- for which he was grateful but cautious to not revel in the glory quite yet. They got snubbed in 2011. More importantly ... whether Richie would perform with Jon and co. if they get the nod -- ya know, since he abruptly left in 2013 and all?? He seems open to it -- like he says, everything's kosher between 'em. There's just one hangup ... it's his life, but our vote. (TMZ)

Niall Horan Goes 'On The Record' in Apple Music Short Film: Watch Preview. Film features interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Ever wonder what it feels like to be in the studio with Niall Horan? Well, dream no more because on Oct. 20 Apple Music will debut the intimate On the Record: Flicker short film, which will take fans behind-the-scenes with Niall as he records his upcoming debut album, Flicker. According to a press release announcing the film, the movie will feature candid interviews and footage of acoustic rehearsals, as well as "insight into Horan's creative process and this watershed moment in his career -- all with heart-on-sleeve honesty that he pours into his songwriting." To celebrate the film's release, Niall will host an intimate private screening for fans in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, followed by a live performance where Horan will premiere songs from the 10-song album, due out on Oct. 20. "I always knew that if I ever made a solo album what it would sound like," Horan says in a preview of the film, which features a cameo from one of his biggest musical influences. "I spent the last year and a half between the four walls of a studio and I'm ready to go and show how proud of the album I am." (Billboard)

Mariah Carey Sets '#1s Tour' of Australia and New Zealand. Mariah Carey will extend her #1s Tour with a five-date visit to Australia and New Zealand early next year. The forthcoming run starts Feb. 1 at Auckland's Spark Arena and takes advantage of Australia's predictably excellent summer weather with outdoor dates in Brisbane (Sandstone Point Hotel, Feb. 3), Melbourne (Melbourne Showgrounds, Feb. 9) and Sydney (Parramatta Park, Feb. 10) and includes a single arena show in Perth (Perth Arena, Feb. 5). According to reps, Carey will play hits from across her career, including "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Fantasy," "Always Be My Baby," "Vision of Love," "We Belong Together" and more. The ticket on sale starts 9:00 AM AEDT on Oct 23 via Mjrpresents.com. The February 2018 shows will be the diva's first in these parts since her Elusive Chanteuse winery and arena trek back in November 2014, though she did make the long haul in 2015 for a private New Year's Eve performance at Melbourne's Crown Casino. Carey last graced Australia's albums chart with Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse, her 14th studio set which bowed at No. 5 in May 2014. It was her 13th top ten appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart and the first since Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel flew to No. 6 in October 2009. (Billboard)

Pink Says There's 'Still Hope' For Trump, Then Fights Trolls With Positivity. Pink has never been one to sit idly by. This time, the singer took to Twitter on Monday (Oct. 9) night to express her feeling that Pres. Trump might still be able to turn this whole thing around if he wanted to. She said, "I've seen people change and turn their lives around. There's still hope for you @POTUS. It's what the world needs." Since Twitter has yet to give the singer the benefit of 280 characters, she continued her rant in a second tweet. "@POTUS you are doing a terrible job. Worse than every other job you've done terrible at. Do you seriously have time to worry about the NFL?" Similar to the president, some of his followers like using Twitter to vent their anger sometimes. A troll who had obviously never heard Pink's music before -- or was just trying to wind her up -- snapped back at the "Beautiful Trauma" singer with a serious accusation. They tweeted, "Pink used Black music to become very famous. She then shifted while shitting on the genre that introduced her. This ain't that shocking tbh." Pink immediately defended herself, tweeting "Wait- wtf are you talking about? I'm attempting positivity and motivation b/c I'm hopeless. And now you're mad at ME?" Soon, the entire thing devolved into a mess of trolls thinking Pink voted for the current POTUS, while she was obviously just suggesting that the president still had time to make good choices and act in a way that benefitted the country. Some Twitter users seriously had no idea what Pink is all about. Others put no research behind what they thought were valid criticisms. In the end, Pink reminded all that she's still a major class act that is not going to stop speaking out for what she believes in -- that is, before serving back a bit of the snark she'd been receiving all night. Pink's upcoming album, Beautiful Trauma, is due out on Oct. 13. (Billboard)

Seventeen's Performance Team Dominates Brooklyn in '13th Month's Dance (Lilili Yabbay)' Music Video. Few performers could make the sidewalks of New York City look enticing, but four of Seventeen's members managed just that in the music video for their latest song. "13th Month's Dance (Lilili Yabbay)" dropped on Oct. 8 by the K-pop boy band, the third in a series of releases that utilize the diverse talents of the group's 13 members by highlighting the team's subunits. The latest song is a dynamic track that never veers where it seems to be headed, beginning as a future bass track before introducing subtle percussion and electronic guitar riffs. Heavily-distorted vocals and electropop elements round out the experimental song, which serves as a backdrop to the actual star of the show, the foursome's dance routine. Fittingly, the boy band's performance unit display their skill through the charismatic, contemporary depiction of "13th Month's Dance," offering up Seventeen's most intricately detailed choreography to date. Draped in flowing white outfits and matching chalky white makeup, Hoshi, The8, Jun and Dino command the viewer's attention with their stylized moves that are all at once seductive and powerful. Shot in front of the Brooklyn Borough Hall building, the quartet dominated the NYC street corner and turned the sidewalk into a stage as they blended a variety of dance forms to emphasize the sensuality of the human physique. Despite not containing any of the boy band's primary vocalists or rappers, Seventeen's performance unit is anything but a minor player in the group's career. After the act gained renown early on for their upbeat funk-pop styling, last year's "Highlight" by the four dancers launched the maturing act towards more EDM-influenced music. With its dramatic flair and artistic performance elements, "13th Month's Dance" is a similarly new take on what it means to be Seventeen, and it remains to be seen if the performance unit once again becomes a trendsetter for the larger K-pop team as a whole. "13th Month's Dance" is the third song released as part of the group's Before Al1 project, following this year's Al1 album and ahead of Seventeen's upcoming album on Nov. 6. (Billboard)

Movies

E. L. James' Christian Grey Sequel Darker Set for Release in November. More Christian Grey is on the way. With the Fifty Shades trilogy already in print and the third film on the way this February, the famed creator of Anastasia Steele's steamy BDSM world, E. L. James, has another project down the pipeline -- and it's now complete with a release date. Last September, the best-selling author revealed that she has begun penning a sequel to 2015's Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian. As announced in a press release issued Tuesday, the new book, Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, will be available to eager fans on November 28. As is the case with both books, the narrative is told from Grey's point of view. "The inside of Christian Grey's head is a fascinating place to be," James said in a statement. "In Grey we got the first glimpse of what makes Christian tick, but in Darker we go deeper, into his most painful memories and the encounters that made him the damaged, demanding man Ana falls in love with. Writing this novel has been a journey of discovery, and I hope readers will find what I've learned as compelling as I did. Finally, it's always a joy to work with the great team at Vintage." The author gave loyal followers a sneak peek at some copy last year when she shared a photo of two pages on Facebook. In James' signature style, she chronicled her male protagonist as he sat in a car, anxiously waiting for his famous flame to come out of work and meet him. "I know you're anxiously awaiting the trailer, and that's happening... soon," James wrote, referring to the Fifty Shades Darker film that released early this year. "In the meantime, in honour of Ana's birthday, there's this." And in less than two months, it will be in paperback and on bookshelves everywhere. (Eonline)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer No. 2 Is Here and It's Incredible. Is it December 15 yet?? The second official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally been released, two months before the movie hits theaters. The highly anticipated trailer debuted during the halftime for ESPN's Monday Night Football. The film is the second part of a third trilogy and picks up immediately after the sequel to the 2015 movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which ended with Force-sensitive scavenger-turned-warrior Rey (Daisy Ridley) coming face-to-face with long-lost Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and motioning to hand him his old lightsaber. The new trailer shows him accepting it with his robot hand. In the previous film, Rey discovered her Force powers while facing off against Skywalker's nephew, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), son of Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford). He embraces the Dark Side and hopes to carry on the evil legacy of his grandfather Darth Vader. Hamill had teased the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in September. After a fan told him it was a good time to release it, the actor tweeted, "Watch Monday Night Football on Monday October 9th - for no reason in particular." He then deleted the tweet and played it off as a joke when asked about it again. On Saturday, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm confirmed the trailer's release date, adding that after it dropped, tickets to Star Wars: The Last Jedi will go on sale. Fisher, who died in December 2016, reprises her role of Leia in the new movie. Also returning are John Boyega (former Stormtrooper Finn), Oscar Isaac (Rebel pilot Poe), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke). Newcomers include Laura Dern, Toro and Kelly Marie Tran. The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer was released in April. A behind-the-scenes featurette dropped in July. (Eonline)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein: I'm "Appalled and Repulsed". The 'Hamilton' creator also tweeted that he is "forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out." Lin-Manuel Miranda has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein. Since the publication of The New York Times' report -- detailing decades of allegations of Weinstein's sexual harassment, some of which resulted in paid settlements -- many have called his behavior an industry secret that was widely known but never reported on the record. But the Hamilton creator -- whose long-gestating film adaptation of his first Broadway musical In the Heights was picked up by The Weinstein Company last year -- tweeted his thoughts on the controversy. "I'm as appalled and repulsed by the Weinstein news as anyone with a beating heart," he tweeted Tuesday morning. "And forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out." Miranda shared his take after The Guardian published a list of more than 20 male actors and directors who had collaborated with Weinstein and did not respond to their request for comments by their press time. The list includes Quentin Tarantino, Michael Moore, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and Miranda, among others. Miranda -- who has been working tirelessly on Puerto Rico hurricane relief -- clarified why he had yet to respond: "Forgive me. Just woke up to this -- I'd asked my reps to keep any press non-[Puerto Rico]-relief-related off my desk. That's my fault." Miranda joins the chorus of Hollywood names who have spoken out on Weinstein's alleged sexual assault claims, including Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, James Gunn, Rose McGowan (who was mentioned in the NYT expose), Kathy Griffin, Amber Tamblyn, Brie Larson, Megan Ellison, Julianne Moore, Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, Judd Apatow, John Oliver, Patricia Arquette and Mark Ruffalo, among others. (Hollywood Reporter)

Martin Scorsese on Rotten Tomatoes, Box Office Obsession and Why 'Mother!' Was Misjudged. The legendary director is critical of the outsized influence of Tomatometer ratings and Cinemascore grades, adding that "good films by real filmmakers aren't made to be decoded, consumed or instantly comprehended." I have serious doubts that anyone misses the days when they were back in school and getting graded on their work. I could be wrong, but I don't think so. When I graduated from school, I thought to myself, "Great, no more grades!" That was before my first sneak preview. As any filmmaker can tell you, previews are brutal experiences. Sometimes, they're truly damaging, as in the case of RKO's infamous Pomona preview of Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons. Studio executives used negative audience reactions from that screening as a rationale for butchering Welles' original cut of a picture that is now widely acknowledged as a compromised near-masterpiece. Sometimes, when everyone is working together, test screenings can help answer some very basic questions. Was this piece of information clear enough to the audience? Was the timing right with this scene? What is throwing the audience off at that moment and why isn't it landing? Small, extremely specific issues can be clarified. And then, once the movie is made, there are the reviews. Like everyone else, I've received my share of positive and negative reviews. The negative ones obviously aren't much fun, but they come with the territory. However, I will say that in the past, when some critics had problems with one of my pictures, they would generally respond in a thoughtful manner, with actual positions that they felt obliged to argue. Over the past 20 years or so, many things have changed in cinema. Those changes have occurred at every level, from the way movies are made to the way they're seen and discussed. Many of these changes have had an upside and a downside. For instance, digital technology has made it possible for young people to make movies in an immediate way, with complete independence; on the other hand, the disappearance of 35mm projection from the majority of first-run theaters is a real loss. There is another change that, I believe, has no upside whatsoever. It began back in the '80s when the "box office" started to mushroom into the obsession it is today. When I was young, box office reports were confined to industry journals like The Hollywood Reporter. Now, I'm afraid that they've become... everything. Box office is the undercurrent in almost all discussions of cinema, and frequently it's more than just an undercurrent. The brutal judgmentalism that has made opening weekend grosses into a bloodthirsty spectator sport seems to have encouraged an even more brutal approach to film reviewing. I'm talking about market research firms like Cinemascore, which started in the late '70s, and online "aggregators" like Rotten Tomatoes, which have absolutely nothing to do with real film criticism. They rate a picture the way you'd rate a horse at the racetrack, a restaurant in a Zagat's guide, or a household appliance in Consumer Reports. They have everything to do with the movie business and absolutely nothing to do with either the creation or the intelligent viewing of film. The filmmaker is reduced to a content manufacturer and the viewer to an unadventurous consumer. These firms and aggregators have set a tone that is hostile to serious filmmakers -- even the actual name Rotten Tomatoes is insulting. And as film criticism written by passionately engaged people with actual knowledge of film history has gradually faded from the scene, it seems like there are more and more voices out there engaged in pure judgmentalism, people who seem to take pleasure in seeing films and filmmakers rejected, dismissed and in some cases ripped to shreds. Not unlike the increasingly desperate and bloodthirsty crowd near the end of Darren Aronofsky's mother! Before I actually saw mother!, I was extremely disturbed by all of the severe judgments of it. Many people seemed to want to define the film, box it in, find it wanting and condemn it. And many seemed to take joy in the fact that it received an F grade from Cinemascore. This actually became a news story -- mother! had been "slapped" with the "dreaded" Cinemascore F rating, a terrible distinction that it shares with pictures directed by Robert Altman, Jane Campion, William Friedkin and Steven Soderbergh. After I had a chance to see mother!, I was even more disturbed by this rush to judgment, and that's why I wanted to share my thoughts. People seemed to be out for blood, simply because the film couldn't be easily defined or interpreted or reduced to a two-word description. Is it a horror movie, or a dark comedy, or a biblical allegory, or a cautionary fable about moral and environmental devastation? Maybe a little of all of the above, but certainly not just any one of those neat categories. Is it a picture that has to be explained? What about the experience of watching mother!? It was so tactile, so beautifully staged and acted -- the subjective camera and the POV reverse angles, always in motion... the sound design, which comes at the viewer from around corners and leads you deeper and deeper into the nightmare... the unfolding of the story, which very gradually becomes more and more upsetting as the film goes forward. The horror, the dark comedy, the biblical elements, the cautionary fable -- they're all there, but they're elements in the total experience, which engulfs the characters and the viewers along with them. Only a true, passionate filmmaker could have made this picture, which I'm still experiencing weeks after I saw it. Good films by real filmmakers aren't made to be decoded, consumed or instantly comprehended. They're not even made to be instantly liked. They're just made, because the person behind the camera had to make them. And as anyone familiar with the history of movies knows all too well, there a very long list of titles -- The Wizard of Oz, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo and Point Blank, to name just a few -- that were rejected on first release and went on to become classics. Tomatometer ratings and Cinemascoregrades will be gone soon enough. Maybe they'll be muscled out by something even worse. Or maybe they'll fade away and dissolve in the light of a new spirit in film literacy. Meanwhile, passionately crafted pictures like mother! will continue to grow in our minds. (Hollywood Reporter)

Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit,' Craig Gillespie's 'I, Tonya' and Dee Rees' 'Mudbound' among the highlights of the 12th Rome Film Fest. For its 12th year, the Rome Film Festival is getting a heavy dose of Hollywood. The Rome line-up, announced Tuesday, includes a slew of awards-season titles from the U.S., including Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit, Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya, Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying, Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, Dee Rees' Mudbound, Marc Webb's The Only Living Boy in New York, David Gordon Green's Stronger, and Matthew Newton's Who We Are Now. As previously announced, Scott Cooper's Western genre film Hostiles will open the fest. The film is already picking up Oscar buzz for star Christian Bale. Other highlights in Rome this year include Eugene Jarecki's Promised Land, Sally Potter's The Party, Janus Metz' Borg vs. McEnroe, Julia Solomonoff's Nobody's Watching, and Tom Volf's documentary Maria by Callas, In Her Own Words. The first two episodes of the highly-anticipated TV series Babylon Berlin by Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries will have their Italian premiere at the festival. The big-budget crime show set in 1920s Germany has already been snatched up by Netflix for the U.S. David Lynch will receive the Rome lifetime achievement award 40 years after the release of his first feature film, Eraserhead. Lynch will speak with festival director Antonio Monda in the festival's "Close Encounters" series about the three films that have influenced him the most, including Federico Fellini's 8 1/2. Other guests for the "Close Encounters" series include Xavier Dolan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Phil Jackson, Ian McKellen, Nanni Moretti, Michael Nyman, Chuck Palahniuk, Vanessa Redgrave and Christoph Waltz. Redgrave will also present her directorial debut, a documentary about child refugees, Sea Sorrow, which premiered in Cannes. McKellen will present a new documentary on his life, directed by Joe Stephenson, McKellen: Playing the Part. In total, some 39 films and documentaries will screen in the official selection at Rome, which also features several audience-friendly events including an interactive cinema exhibition at Fendi's Palazzo della Civilta Italiana headquarters and a screening series inside Rome's Rebibbia Prison. There is no official competition in Rome, although the audience will vote for a people's choice award. "The Rome Film Fest is now an event to place your bets on: a showcase in demand, at which the best films to come out of the last decade or so have been and continue to be seen," said festival director Monda, who has just been confirmed for three more years at Rome's helm after helping to increase ticket sales 18 percent last year. This year's retrospective, "The Italian School," is dedicated to Italian works that set out to create or redefine genre film. Selections include Vittorio De Sica's Umberto D., Elio Petri's His Days are Numbered, Francesco Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, Luchino Visconti's The Damned, Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to Matthew, and Roberto Rossellini's The Flowers of St. Francis. And four restored films will have their (re) debut: Carlo Verdone's Talcum Powder, Marco Ferreri's Dillinger is Dead, Mario Mattoli's Poverty and Nobility, and Giuliano Montaldo's Sacco and Vanzetti. The 12th edition of Rome Film Fest takes place Oct. 26-Nov. 5. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

How This Is Us Kept the Big Season 2 Jack Reveal a Secret. This Is Us went to great lengths to keep the big season two premiere twist a secret. The cast, who is already so good at lying to viewers and press to keep the reveals under wraps, used a code word for the big season two reveal. Warning, spoilers ahead. At the very end of the premiere, Mandy Moore's Rebecca goes to bring Milo Ventimiglia's Jack home after their disastrous fight. She pulls up to their home and in a quick flashback is seen pulling up to their home again -- only this time without a passenger, just Jack's belongings, and the house is just charred remains. To keep that reveal from getting out, they used a special term. "I hope [creator] Dan Fogelman's OK with it!" Moore told Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on Today before revealing the code word. "We called it 'the marble'... It was like, 'So then when the marble happens... ' Listen, we've all been holding onto this secret for a year and a half now." That wasn't the only lengths the show went to in order to keep the secret. Moore said they built the charred house about an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles and the usual This Is Us set signs were changed to a "completely different word to throw people off in case someone was being followed to set." "I was like I have never been a part of something like this before," Moore laughed. The big reveal is a relief for all those involved, especially Ventimiglia. "Thank God, man," Ventimiglia told E! News' Will Marfuggi about the reveal at the This Is Us season two premiere. "Just thank God, thank you." Ventimiglia admitted he was sick of the question. "When, how, why, there's so many versions of it and sides of it and it's hard not to take any of it personally or internalize it and be like, 'Wow, man, people just want to see me dead,'" he said. Viewers have gotten a big clue, but as they tend to say, the story is just beginning. This Is Us airs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

Raven's Home Renewed for Season 2 by Disney Channel. Did she see this coming? 'Cause we did. Raven's Home is officially coming back for a second season! Disney Channel announced on Tuesday that the network had renewed the That's So Raven follow-up series for another season, with production set to resume in Hollywood in November. Raven-Symone reprises her role as Raven Baxter on the show, and also serves as an executive producer. "We are incredibly proud of our first season and the fact that Raven has returned home to Disney Channel in a very big way," Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement. "The entire cast and crew have delivered a classic family sitcom that kids and families will be watching for many years to come." "It feels fantastic to be back home," Raven recently told E! News of her return to Disney Channel. "There's nothing like coming to set and seeing people that I've worked with since the age of 15...It feels good. It feels comfortable. I'm not scared." Raven's Home's July premiere was the no. 1 live-action cable TV series premiere in two years in its target demo, according to Disney Channel. Since then, it's been the highest-rated show in its timeslot, and has attracted over 50 million viewers on TV and digital platforms. It's Disney Channel's No. 1 streamed series, with nearly 10 million viewers on VOD. The sitcom follows Raven and her BFF Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) as they live together as divorced single mothers, raising their children in the same chaotic household. And, of course, Raven's ability to see the future is genetic, as one of her 11-year-old twins, Booker (Issac Ryan Brown), has the same ability. The series also stars Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum and Sky Katz. Raven's Home airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on Disney Channel. (Eonline)

Jenelle Evans Wants to Quit Teen Mom 2: "It's Not Healthy for Us Anymore." Jenelle Evans is not mincing words about her future with MTV. The Teen Mom 2 reality star took aim at the network that launched her career seven years ago on Monday night following a new episode of the show. In a dramatic scene, her and her now-husband David Eason had planned to take photos for their wedding Save the Date cards when they apparently got into a fight. As the Teen Mom 2 producers arrived to the house to videotape the photo shoot, they allegedly received text messages from Jenelle saying they were not going to take the photos anymore because David had been yelling at her. In another text, David threatened a police escort if the women did not leave the property. However, when a producer returned to the house the next day, David denied any fighting had happened and awkwardly changed the subject. At the end of the episode, the couple was shown ultimately having their photoshoot while one of Evans' son, Kaiser, cried to be fed in the background. It seems Jenelle took issue with how everything was portrayed because she didn't mince words in an Instagram post shared early Tuesday. "Yes, me and David have our ups and downs but yesterday's episode was uncalled for. Because David didn't feel like explaining another argument or drama on camera they make it look as if David is hiding some weird ass shit from the public as if he was hurting me in some way?!"she began. Soon, she took aim at MTV and accused the network of poor treatment and altering their reality. "I have decided after this season I'm probably calling it quits for filming this show. I told Morgan it's getting to out of hand and it's not healthy for us anymore, just harming us mentally. They treat all of us as if we are in a freak show and in cages. WE aren't human beings to @mtv what-so-ever," she accused. The mom of three also included photos where she tried to show alleged edits in the film. "The first screenshot of the custody episode someone posted photoshopping a hand mark on my arm. The other screenshots are pictures I've taken myself from the same episode... and there aren't any hand marks." As she concluded, "Once they treat me with respect I'll be back, if they don't I'll be happy with the life I've got. I told them this last night." E! News has reached out to MTV for comment. (Eonline)

Surprise! Property Brothers' Jonathan Scott Joins Drew's Performance on Dancing With the Stars. Talk about a secret weapon! Property Brothers fans were in for the ultimate surprise during Dancing With the Stars on Monday night, when Jonathan Scott joined in on twin brother Drew Scott's performance with his professional partner, Emma Slater. Monday night's theme was "Most Memorable Year," with Drew, 39, choosing 2007, as it was the year he realized he could combine his two passions, TV and real estate, to achieve success after struggling for so long to make it as an actor. "Seeing Drew, my identical twin brother, struggling, it was heartbreaking," Jonathan said in the package. "His spirit was just beaten and broken." Of course, we all know how their story ends: With a bunch of successful HGTV shows! Still, no one was expecting Jonathan to perform alongside Drew and Emma during their jive to "Don't Stop me Now." And the Property Brothers surprise worked, as head judge Len Goodman said it was Drew's best performance yet. "You're on a roll, that was twice as much fun, twice the energy," he gushed. "I thought I was hallucinating. It's a bit early in the season for a threesome, don't you think?" judge Bruno Tonioli said. "What was going on here? But you kept it together in the three-way, you really did. It was a full-on jive with a feel-good factor." "That was the most stressful thing I've ever done in my life," Jonathan admitted after the performance, with co-host Erin Andrews revealing that he was actually offered a spot on the season 25 cast list, and seems to have turned the offer down. "You should've accepted our invitation to be on the show," she said. "You missed your calling!" The trio's performance earned a 24 out of 30 points from the judges. DWTS airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Returns to DWTS to Perform With Vanessa Lachey -- and There Were Lots of Tears. Maks is back. After sitting out of last week's performance due to "personal issues," professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to Dancing With the Stars on Monday night to dance with Vanessa Lachey, despite reports of tension between the couple. And yes, there were tears from both Maks and Vanessa, but not because of any DWTS drama. For Monday's episode, Maks and Vanessa reunited to perform during one of the series' most emotional nights, "Most Memorable Year." Vanessa chose 2017, after giving birth at only 29 weeks to her third child, Phoenix Robert, with husband Nick Lachey in December 2016. "I remembered thinking that I hope the baby is okay and don't worry about me," Vanessa, 36, recalled of being rushed into an emergency surgery. "Just make him okay." As for Nick, who is also competing this season, he said of the experience, "I think as a man, you want to believe you can protect your kids. Protect your wife. I never felt so helpless. There was nothing I could do." Vanessa and Maks danced a rumba to one of Nick's songs, with Vanessa explaining, "This song got us through some really tough times. And helped us bond even closer as a family." By the end of the dance, both Maks and Vanessa were crying, getting emotional over the experience. "I've never cried before the dance. It was the first time, all the feelings that are real, it's real life," Maks, who welcomed his first child, Shai, with wife Peta Murgatroyd just two weeks after Phoenix's birth, said after their dance. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called their performance "a beautiful expression of motherhood," and they received a 24 out of 30 points. Last week, Maks took to Twitter to apologize to Vanessa after sitting out from last Monday's performance, citing "personal issues." Vanessa then danced with Alan Bersten, who was recently eliminated along with Debbie Gibson, instead. "As you are all aware, I had to leave the show last week to take care of some personal issues," he tweeted. "I take full responsibility for my actions and want to apologize to my partner Vanessa. We are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!" A source told E! News that Maks and Vanessa's strong personalities were clashing during rehearsals, leading to a lot of friction. "Their personalities have completely clashed and they really don't get along off set," our source said, adding it was difficult for the couple to "find middle ground." DWTS airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Jason Ritter Breaks the Guinness World Record For Most Hugs in 1 Minute. Hugs can heal, or at least break records. Jason Ritter joined the hosts of the taping of The View to promote his newest ABC sitcom Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. He also wanted to personally proclaim Tuesday to be "National Hug A Kevin Day." "One of the things on the show is that I have to hug people. It's complicated," he shared. "Watch the show and you'll know what I'm talking about." Apparently, the character of Kevin is charged with bringing light and joy back into an apocalyptic world where everyone is selfish and depressed. One of his main tactics? Hugs, of course. Jason decided to kick the hugging of for his newly issued, national holiday during his time on The View, but he wanted to go big. He was determined to break the Guinness World Record for a single individual giving the most hugs in one minute. In fact, Jason set up a string of 100 people, with the hosts of The View included, which he ran through making sure to hug each person. According to the official rules, a hug meant that arms had to go around and torsos had to connect. Jason did in fact break that record, moving the bar from 79 hugs all the way up to 86. And when the buzzer ran out, Jason continued until he had hugged every person who lined up to help him. In regards to the national holiday, Jason joked, "I will say, first of all, hug responsibly and consensually." Kevin (Probably) Saves the World airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

The Bachelor's Nick Viall to Guest Star on Speechless (and No, He's Not Playing Himself!) Nick Viall is returning to ABC. No, not as the Bachelor again, as our reigning Bachelor is set to guest star on one of the network's comedies. That's right, Nick, 36, is making the jump from reality to scripted. Nick will appear in an upcoming episode of Speechless, the network's sophomore comedy, E! News has confirmed. And no, he's not playing himself. Nick will take on the role of Tyson, a hunky B-movie actor who is a little too method. After he befriends JJ (Micah Fowler) on a movie set, Tyson will attempt to put on the performance of a lifetime in order to deceive Maya (Minnie Driver) and Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) to help get his new friend out of trouble. Nick's episode of Speechless is set to air in November, giving fans a small Bach-related goodie before Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor premieres in January 2018. After his four stints in Bachelor Nation (two seasons of The Bachelorette, season three of Bachelor in Paradise, and landing the lead role of season 21 of The Bach), Nick competed on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars. Though Nick got down on one knee in his season's finale, proposing to Vanessa Grimaldi, the couple announced their split in August. "It's with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have decided to end our engagement," Nick and Vanessa told E! News in an exclusive joint statement. "We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn't been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other." Speechless airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

'Downton Abbey' Exhibition Coming to U.S. 'Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,' which opened in Singapore this summer, will debut in New York on Nov. 18. U.S. fans of Downton Abbey will get a chance to visit the sets and revisit some of their favorite characters in the Crawley household -- both upstairs and downstairs -- starting next month. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, which launched in Singapore this summer, is coming to the U.S. on a multi-city tour, starting with New York. NBCUniversal's NBCUniversal International Studios said Thursday that the immersive exhibit about the multiple-award-winning Carnival Films/Masterpiece co-production, which has been seen in more than 250 territories and ended in 2015, would make its New York debut on Nov. 18. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition wants to "connect fans with their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, as well as showcase never-before-seen footage," the company said. "Debuting in 2010 and now seen in over 250 territories, Downton Abbey quickly became a global phenomenon, especially in the U.S. where the series established an incredibly loyal and avid fan base," said Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios. "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition continues this extraordinary legacy and gives viewers an exclusive invitation inside the series' beloved characters, storylines and sets." Earlier this year, Edelstein had told THR where the exhibit could go from Singapore: "One of the things we have learned about Downton Abbey is that selling Britishness to British people is not as interesting as bringing the British experience to Americans. PBS normally does not get 12 million viewers on a Sunday night, but this show managed to strike a chord in America that caught everybody by surprise. And no British drama has really done it since, so we feel like America is really the big opportunity." After a limited engagement in midtown Manhattan, the multi-million-dollar exhibition will travel throughout the U.S., with additional cities to be announced. Tickets are available at www.downtonexhibition.com. Prices vary, with adult tickets starting at $30 and children's tickets starting at $15. "Visitors will be transported on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey as the exhibition peers into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs," the company said. "From Mrs. Patmore's hectic kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants' quarters to the family's glamorous dining room and Lady Mary's bedroom, fans will get the chance to walk through some of the series' most recognizable and beloved sets. Visitors will even come up close to over 50 of the show's official costumes worn by their favorite actors, including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith." Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, for which Imagine Exhibitions is the entertainment conglomerate's partner, will also provide a look at key aspects of the post-Edwardian period, in which the drama is set, and insight into historic events and British society, culture and fashion. "This is a unique opportunity to step into Downton Abbey -- to wander through the sumptuous rooms the family inhabit, the kitchen and servants' quarters below stairs, and to get right up close to many of the iconic costumes and props," said Gareth Neame, executive producer of the series and managing director of Carnival Films. "The exhibition will appeal both to avid fans -- well acquainted with the show -- as well as those who are only just embarking on the Downton journey and want to see what the noise was all about." It may also help fans of the series with the wait for a likely Downton Abbey movie. Edelstein earlier this year said the film remains in the planning stages, with production likely to begin in 2018. "There's a movie in the works. It's been in the works for some time," he said in June. "We are working on getting the script right, and then we've got to figure out how to get the [cast] together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we're hopeful to make a movie sometime next year." Downton Abbey aired for six seasons on Masterpiece on PBS in the U.S. and reached more than 26 million viewers in its final season, making it the highest-rated PBS drama series of all time. With 15 wins and 69 nominations, it is the most nominated non-U.S. show in the history of the Emmys. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Little Women' First Look: Meet the New March Sisters. BBC One and PBS' Masterpiece collaborated on the new adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic, from the creator of 'Call the Midwife.' PBS' Masterpiece, Britain's BBC and Wolf Hall producer Playground have released the first image from their hotly anticipated new TV adaptation of Little Women. Heidi Thomas, creator of BBC hit Call the Midwife, and director Vanessa Caswill (the BBC's Thirteen) have teamed up on this new version of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of the March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- as they pass from childhood to womanhood. Originally published in 1868, Little Women is set against the backdrop of the Civil War. With their father at war, the four girls learn to navigate love and loss with help from their mother, Marmee (Emily Watson). The first image from the three-hour series shows the four siblings: Amy, played by Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies); Meg, played by Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series); Jo, played by newcomer Maya Hawke; and Beth, played by Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams). Oscar-winner Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote) plays the cantankerous Aunt March in the series and Harry Potter alum Michael Gambon takes on the role of the Marchs' benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence. Little Women will air on BBC One in the U.K. and on Masterpiece in the U.S.. There have been several big-screen and TV adaptations of Little Women over the years, including a 1949 film starring Elizabeth Taylor, a TV musical that debuted on CBS in 1958, a 1979 miniseries that starred Meredith Baxter and Eve Plumb, and a 1994 film starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst. There also is a new Little Women film adaptation in the works, starring Lea Thompson as Marmee. In 2015, The CW put into development a gritty, sci-fi take on the book that hailed from exec producer Michael Weatherly. That project, however, did not move forward. (Hollywood Reporter)

A+E President Paul Buccieri On Competing in the Ironman World Championship. The television executive and triathlete is competing in Hawaii this Saturday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Paul Buccieri is no ordinary weekend warrior. The president of both A+E Networks and A+E Studios, 50, will participate in his first IRONMAN World Championship this Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It's the premier triathlon event, one that sees more than 2,000 athletes take on the daunting 140.6-mile course-comprised of a 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile bike race topped by, oh, just a 26.2-mile marathon. Buccieri, a longtime TV viewer of the race, qualified for the world championship by competing in IRONMAN Louisville last October, where he finished 109th out of more than 250 participants in the males 50-54 age division, completing the entire course in 12 hours, 47 minutes and 50 seconds. "I felt great coming out of the swim and was 1.5 hours into the cycling leg when the chain fell off my bike and I crashed," Buccieri tells The Hollywood Reporter, adding that he later crashed again, with his bike chain ultimately falling off four times. "After all the months of training, it's so disheartening when something like this happens on race day. Thankfully, I wasn't seriously hurt. I was forced to think on the fly about how to solve the problem and overcome the challenge." Those troubleshooting and quick thinking skills also benefit Buccieri's day job, where he oversees all aspects of A+E Studios (History's Six and Roots, Lifetime's UnREAL)as well as all business aspects of the company's portfolio of networks: A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI and LMN. "My training and racing has taught me discipline and focus and has reinforced that I can overcome obstacles, be they mental or physical," he says. "I often come back from a run, swim or bike ride with a different approach to a problem I've been trying to solve. A five-hour bike ride gives you a lot of time to reflect." But where has he found that time to train? Anywhere he could. For the past four months, the Connecticut-based executive, who works in New York, could be found swimming in the Long Island Sound at 4 a.m. or 10:30 p.m. When on the road, he tried to book hotels near oceans (or with pools) and scouted running routes in the vicinity ahead of time. But "the key to balancing my work and training schedule is flexibility," says Buccieri, who schedules his long training days on the weekends. "If I miss a training day for some reason, I try not to get too stressed out about it. Ultimately, my family is my priority and I always make sure to carve out time to spend with them." The married father of two has been training with Sugarland guitarist and certified trainer Thad Beaty, who runs Music That Moves, a Nashville-based nonprofit that trains artists to take on athletic challenges for social causes. Beaty and business partner Nicole Serraiocco started Buccieri off with a 12-week strength program, then a daily focus on one of the three disciplines (with one rest day a week), ramped up to two disciplines a day as the world championship approaches. Buccieri is running the Ironman World Championship to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The executive, whose parents both passed away from cancer, has so far raised $6,800 from family and friends via his CrowdRise page. "There are athletes racing in Kailua-Kona who face incredible obstacles in their lives, from physical challenges to personal tragedies," Buccieri says. "Somehow they find it within themselves to train and compete in what is arguably one of the most physically and mentally challenging sports. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to race in Kona and expect it will be a day I remember for the rest of my life." (Hollywood Reporter)

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