Friday, October 20, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Prince Harry Takes Meghan Markle for Tea at the Palace to Meet Queen Elizabeth II: Report. One step closer to an engagement? Prince Harry took Meghan Markle to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday, according to the Daily Mail. The site reports that Prince Harry "desperately" wanted his grandmother to meet his girlfriend and that the hour-long tea meeting was "deliberately informal" in case Markle had any nervous butterflies and to make sure the meeting wasn't "widely publicized" in the palace. The report also details the couple arrived for tea at 5 p.m. in a Ford Galaxy with blacked out windows. Prince Philip is said to not have been at the tea. Of the reported meeting, Kensington Palace tells E! News that they "continue not to comment on these stories." This report comes just under a month after the 33-year-old royal and his 36-year-old Suits actress girlfriend made their first official joint appearance together at the 2017 Invictus Games. The couple was spotted walking hand in hand at the event in Toronto on Sept. 25 and days later the duo showed PDA during the closing ceremonies. Shortly after their appearances together at the Invictus Games a source told us that the couple is "as good as engaged." The insider revealed, "Harry left Toronto yesterday on a high and can't wait to see Meghan next. She has a packed schedule between now and November with Suits, but after that will be an exciting time for them and a new chapter in their relationship." The source continued, "While Meghan may not be wearing a ring or a formal engagement announced, it's fair to say they're as good as engaged now. They've spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other and friends and family around them are pretty much thinking about wedding attire already!" (Eonline)

Shailene Woodley and Ben Volavola Can't Stop Kissing Each Other. Shailene Woodley is in love and she doesn't care who knows it. Though she's been teasing pictures of new boyfriend Ben Volavola on Instagram for weeks (never showing his face or tagging his account), the 25-year-old actress hasn't been shy about packing on the PDA with the devout rugby player. She watched from the sidelines Saturday as Volavola did drills with his teammates, stealing kisses whenever she could. Woodley, who was joined by two friends, even sported a North Harbour beanie to show her support for her beau. Earlier in the day, Woodley and Volavola were photographed kissing outside a cafe in Auckland. Woodley reportedly met the 26-year-old athlete in Fiji, where she is filming Adrift. She was previously linked to musician Nahko Bear, while he last dated photographer Jacqueline Wieser. While Woodley has rarely discussed the intimate details of her relationships in interviews, she has revealed what she looks for in the opposite sex. "You gotta let a man be a man, right?" she told E! News at the L.A. premiere of Divergent three years ago. "And let a woman be a woman." The following year, the actress told ELLE, "I'm all-loving. I fall in love with people based on who they are. When you're truly in love, for me, it's...you're my lighthouse! You're somebody who holds me high, keeps me safe, you've got my f--kin' back...You also love me whole, wild, and free. You let me do me, and I'm gonna let you do you! And I'll be the home that you return to." Sharing her love mantra with the magazine, Woodley said, "I love you if you love me for who this person is. And if not, I will still love you, but I ain't fallin' in love with you! This is who I am!" Presciently, Woodley predicted she might meet a man abroad. "I have zero expectations and zero rules. I'm open," she told InStyle in 2014. "I can't see it being another actor, except that they understand this lifestyle. Hey, I could fall in love with an Aussie and move to Australia. Who knows!" But, when she spoke to the magazine two years later, she clarified that she wasn't actively looking for love. "I fall in love constantly! But finding someone to share my life with -- it's more difficult to fill those shoes. I'm very curious to see where my life ends up when it comes to partnership," the Big Little Lies actress explained. "I always think of my life as a pie. My pie is f--king fine. I've got the best pie! It's so delicious. If you want to add some ice cream and s--t on top, you are welcome to join the party, but you don't get to take a slice of my pie." (Eonline)

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters' romance is going strong, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly. "Emma and Evan are still very much together," one insider tells Us, while a second source adds that the on-off couple "are happy." The American Horror Story costars first began dating in spring 2012 after meeting on the set of the indie film Adult World. "Everyone thought we dated on the movie and we didn't, not for a long time," Roberts, 26, said during a 2014 interview on Chelsea Lately. "I actually, on the set, was like, 'Oh yeah, we're totally gonna date.' And I would try to, like, flirt with him, which ended up looking like I had something in my eye because I'd be like, 'Hey, what's up?' and he literally didn't speak to me the entire movie. He thought I was so weird." Peters, 30, popped the question to the Scream Queens alum in December 2013, but they called off their engagement in June 2015. Two months later, Us Weekly exclusively confirmed that they were back together, though they amicably split for a second time in May 2016. The couple decided to give their relationship another go in September 2016, and multiple sources confirmed to Us one month later that they were officially engaged once again. "She's been wearing her ring," a source told Us at the time. "Everyone on set knows." Earlier this month, a source confirmed to Us that Roberts was at the center of Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen's split. According to The Blast, which was first to report the news, the Hart of Dixie alum, 36, found text messages between Roberts and the Star Wars actor, also 36, which led her to believe that the Little Italy costars were having an inappropriate relationship. (US Weekly)

Anna Faris and her new boyfriend Michael Barrett weren't hiding anything over a month ago ... sippin' beers and hanging out at a local carnival. Pics have surfaced of the new couple in Malibu taken early September showing the pair enjoying a cold one and taking in the sights. Faris and Barrett aren't handsy at all ... but definitely seem to be enjoying each other's company. TMZ broke the story ... the two were spotted out in Malibu and The Palisades in the last few weeks. We're told they met on the set of "Overboard" a movie set for release in 2018 in which Anna stars and Barrett's working as a cinematographer. The couple that carnivals together ... (TMZ)

Peter Facinelli Had to "Go Through the Healing Process" After Divorcing Jennie Garth. Peter Facinelli is opening up about his divorce from Jennie Garth. In an interview with LaPalme Magazine, the Twilight actor talked about his 2013 split from the Beverly Hills 90210 star and discussed co-parenting their three daughters. "People come into your life for a reason and relationships can change," he told the magazine. "And just because we aren't living together, [it] doesn't mean you can't love each other. I think once, there was a time where we had to learn that we had to be able to move forward with love and respect." The former couple didn't learn this lesson right away. The Nurse Jackie actor admitted they had to "go through the healing process first." Even though he and his ex-wife have "50/50" custody of their children, they still spend time together as a family. LaPalme reported that both parents sometimes attend their children's sporting events and have even vacationed together. "As long as mom and dad are happy, the kids are happy," he said. "Anyone going through a breakup should know, kids need to see mom and dad happy. As long as they know they're happy, they know they will be OK." In addition to talking about the breakup, Facinelli talked about playing Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight films. "I had a great experience doing those shows. The fans were amazing, and they are incredibly generous and it was six years of my life. But the more films we did, the more alienated we became," he said, referencing how it became difficult for the cast to go out in public due to the mania around the films. The actor has since moved on to new projects and directed his first film: Breaking and Exiting. Facinelli can be seen on the cover of LaPalme Magazine, which was shot by TJ Manou and styled by the magazine's creative director Derek Warburton. (Eonline)

A SUR-real turn of events. Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Marie and boyfriend Robert Valletta have broken up -- sorta. "They kind of broke up and they kind of didn't," a source exclusively told Us Weekly of the split. "They are still talking. Their schedules have been tricky. When he's in town they act like a couple. They are in between broken up and still on." The model revealed that he and the Bravo personality parted ways in the comments section of an Instagram photo he posted on Tuesday, October 17, and has since deleted. When a fan asked him where his "beautiful girlfriend" is, Valetta replied, "Sadly we broke up, we are still amazing friends and we adore each other. We will see what happens." Error loading playlist: Playlist load error: Error loading file The insider explained to Us that there is hope for reconciliation. "They are still hanging out. He has been shooting in San Francisco and she has been in L.A. It's complicated," the source said. "They still make future plans. Things aren't as official but they are still going on dates and hanging out." Marie and Valetta began dating in January and were friends before coupling up. "He's just an amazing person," she told Us Weekly in March of her then-love. The SUR waitress has yet to comment on the status of their relationship. (US Weekly)

Miley Cyrus Surprises Las Vegas Shooting Victim With Special Message: 'I'm thinking about you all the time' A big Miley Cyrus fan received a heartwarming message from her idol on Tuesday. The "Malibu" singer, 24, sent Las Vegas shooting victim, Katrina Hannah, a sweet video message, which was shown to her on Tuesday by one of Katrina's friends, according to ABC 7. "Hi Katrina, this is Miley," the singer said in the video. "I've heard about you from so many wonderful people. Your name got to me from so many friends, some contestants on The Voice." "They said that you're a huge fan, and I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you all the time," Cyrus continued. "Sending all good, healing, and peaceful vibes to you, all your family and your friends. I hope you'll feel better soon and just want you to know that you'll be on my mind and on my heart. See ya!" Katrina, who was injured at the Route 91 Harvest festival, saw the message from her hospital while wearing a neck brace. She was shot twice while at the festival -- once in the shoulder, and once in the neck. According to ABC 7 reporter Elex Michaelson, Cyrus saw a previous story written about Katrina and sent her the message. Katrina is now back in California with her family. While watching the video, Katrina immediately gasped and began to cry as she heard Cyrus' message to her. Earlier this month, Cyrus sang Dido's 2013 single "No Freedom" alongside Adam Sandler on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in honor of the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. (People)

Emilio Estevez May Still Be the Most Profitable Hollywood Actor. The most profitable top-billed male actor may be Emilio Estevez. Really. Did we stutter? After analyzing box office data from 1980 to 2017, the British betting site PartyCasino determined that the 55-year-old actor, star of films like The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, The Mighty Ducks and the Young Guns movies, and older brother of Charlie Sheen and eldest of Martin Sheen's four children, delivered the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films. The site says that for every $1 spent on the star's films, Estevez generated $6.70 at the box office. The actor rose to fame in the '80s and early '90s, when more people went to the movies, and has acted sparingly over the past two decades. His most recent role was in the 2012 TV movie Abominable Christmas. He can be seen next in the film The Public, which he also wrote and directed. '90s action and martial arts star Jean-Claude Van Damme came in No. 2, with $4.20 raked in per dollar, while Mel Gibson came in third ($3.50), Tyler Perry came in fourth ($3) and late comedian Dudley Moore placed fifth ($3). Most of the top-billed actors who delivered the worst returns are far more popular than those who delivered the best returns: Brad Pitt is No. 1 with 10 cents for every $1 spent, making him the least profitable actor in Hollywood, the study showed. Johnny Depp is No. 2 (20 cents), Robert De Niro placed third (24 cents), Hugh Jackman came in fourth (25 cents) and Anthony Hopkins is No. 5 (26 cents). As for top-billed actresses, according to PartyCasino, X-Men actress Rose Byrne scored the best return with $9.80 for every budgeted dollar, Regina Hall is No. 2 ($3.50) and Octavia Spencer placed third ($2.90). While taking just the 2010s into account, Kevin Hart was No. 1 ($3.80), Matthew McConaughey was No. 2 ($3.60) and James McAvoy was No. 3 ($3.10). (Eonline)

Rose McGowan Cancels All Public Appearances in Wake of Harvey Weinstein Scandal. Understandably, Rose McGowan isn't in the mood to walk a red carpet. Late Wednesday night, less than 24 hours before McGowan was scheduled to receive the Ad Astra Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, organizers announced she had rescinded their invitation. In a statement, the organizers said the 44-year-old actress-turned director informed them she has canceled "all upcoming public appearances due to compounding factors surrounding recent revelations in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case." In addition to being honored, she had also been expected to host a screening of her directorial debut, Dawn. "While we're disappointed that Rose cannot be here with us in person, we understand that her well-being is the priority. We support her and our thoughts are with her," Tallgrass Creative Director Lela Meadow-Conner said in a statement. "We'll seize this opportunity to amplify her message and celebrate all the women filmmakers with works here at the 15th annual festival." Meadow-Conner added, "The whole world is now aware, in large part due to Rose's efforts, about the rampant sexual harassment within the entertainment industry, and so in her honor, we have pulled together a panel of women filmmakers who will be attending the festival with their films, for a frank conversation, because the message doesn't stop here." Amy Nicholson and John Wildman will host the panel, "#WokeWomen: A Candid Conversation with Tallgrass' Female Filmmakers," featuring Dorie Barton, Skye Borgman, Madeleine Cooke, Simone Nortmann, Deborah Pearl, Devin Sanchez and Deborah Riley Williams. It will begin at 9 p.m. In a statement released via Facebook and Twitter, Tallgrass Program Director Nick Pope commended McGowan. "Tallgrass has sought to honor Rose McGowan for three years now as we have always felt she epitomizes our motto: Stubbornly independent," he said. "We also felt that, in the process of the deserved attention her activism receives, arguably her presence as an independent film icon and genuine filmmaking talent can get lost in the mix. It was our goal to shine a light on her career and her talent and put that part of the Rose McGowan equation front and center for a very special evening. We will still honor her achievements from afar." The New York Times previously reported McGowan was part of a settlement with Weinstein in 1997, following an encounter in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival. The actress later accused him of rape on Twitter. "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," his rep told E! News in response to claims made in The New Yorker. McGowan has yet to comment on her film festival cancellation. (Eonline)

Demi Lovato was using drugs while promoting sobriety. Despite promoting a "sober lifestyle" in 2012, Demi Lovato was still using drugs, she reveals in her new documentary. "I wasn't working my program, I wasn't ready to get sober," Lovato, now 25, explained in "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated." "I was sneaking [cocaine] on planes, I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night ... I went on a bender of like, two months where I was using daily." "There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and I popped a few Xanax bars, and I began to choke a little bit. My heart started racing, and I thought to myself, 'Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now,'" the "Hitchhiker" singer said. Lovato's manager, Phil McIntyre, recalled, "We were in New York and she clearly was on something, and she was on air promoting this new way of life, and I was like, 'You're so full of it.'" McIntyre reached out to Mike Bayer, Lovato's sober coach and CAST Centers partner, for help, but it was neither an easy nor a fast process. "I was using while I had a sober companion," Lovato admitted. "And I went through about 20 different sober companions." Following an incident in Palm Springs where the singer downed half a bottle of pills, Lovato was temporarily placed in a psychiatric unit, but continued to use drugs. "I would sneak out and get drugs, I would fake my drug tests with other people's pee," she admitted. Lovato recalled that the last night she ever abused any substances, booze was the poison she picked. "The very last night that I drank, I was at a hotel, and I invited two random people and basically just drank with them," she said. "I got really, really drunk until it was time to get on a flight, and I was so drunk that I threw up in the back of the car service on the way to the airport to perform on 'American Idol.'" The "Give Your Heart a Break" singer was hung over during her performance, and her professional team almost gave up on her, which is what led her to finally get sober. "The most important thing to Demi is losing people, losing people that she cares about and that love her," Bayer said. Bayer worked with McIntyre to intervene. "I worked with everyone on the team -- business managers, agents, attorneys, everybody, to say, 'If Phil walks, we walk,'" McIntyre said. "This was the showdown of all showdowns." A sobbing Lovato asked what she needed to do to get those close to her to stay, at which point Bayer demanded she relinquish and destroy her cell phone, which contained contact info for drug dealers. He wasn't satisfied with her simply smashing it, and her team ordered her to drop it in a vase full of water while they watched. "It's embarrassing to look back on the person that I was," Lovato said, adding, "I think that approach worked for me because ... it was the beginning of the process of surrendering." (PageSix)

Kevin Hart is turning his sex tape scandal into a big joke that will ultimately make him richer, but his partner on the tape isn't laughing ... TMZ has learned. In the new promo for Kevin's upcoming "Irresponsible" comedy tour, he openly takes shots at himself for getting caught in bad situations -- such as the Las Vegas hotel room sex tape with Montia Sabbag. The spot, which started airing this week, is a slap in Montia's face ... according to her attorney, Lisa Bloom. She says both she and Montia find Kevin using the scandal "very distasteful" because Montia's enduring social media hacks, death threats and slut-shaming. Bloom says, "This stuff takes a toll mentally and physically, and now with this tour it's like this whole thing was a joke." She adds Montia will continue working with cops tracking down the extortionists. (TMZ)

'Buffy the Vampire' star Nicholas Brendon ended up back in handcuffs, and posing for yet another mug shot after an alleged drunken attack on his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Brendon and the woman were at a Palm Springs hotel bar on October 12 when she got up to go back to their room. We're told Nicholas sat her back down by yanking her arm. She got up again, but this time Brendon -- who's had numerous arrests in recent years -- pulled her down by her hair ... according to law enforcement. We're told a hotel employee called cops, who arrested Brendon for felony domestic violence. We've reached out to a rep for Nicholas, so far no word back. (TMZ)

"Project Runway" finalist Mychael Knight was still hard at work one month before his death, but an intestinal disorder was already taking a visible toll on his body. TMZ obtained a video of Mychael at what's believed to be the last fashion show he attended ... on September 8 in NYC. While the beloved designer was posing with models ... irritable bowel syndrome left him looking incredibly fragile. As we reported ... the season 3 sensation died Tuesday morning in a Georgia hospital where he'd been getting treatment for IBS ... which he said was destroying his immune system. He was 39. (TMZ)

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Mayim Bialik Is "Truly Sorry" for Her Controversial Op-Ed About Sexual Harassment and Feminism. Mayim Bialik is sorry for what she wrote in her New York Times op-ed. The Big Bang Theory actress took to social media to issue an apology. "I want to address my op-ed in the NY Times, and the reaction to it," a note tweeted from the actress began. "Let me say clearly and explicitly that I am very sorry. What you wear and how you behave does not provide any protection from assault, nor does the way you dress or act in any way make you responsible for being assaulted; you are never responsible for being assaulted." She also praised people for speaking out about sexual harassment and assault. "I applaud the bravery of the women who have come forward," the note continued. "I support these women as we seek out and demand accountability from the only ones responsible for assault and rape: the people who perpetrate these heinous crimes. I am motivated and driven to work hard to empower women." At the end of her note, Bialik reiterated her apology. "I am truly sorry for causing so much pain, and I hope you can all forgive me." The actress penned an article titled "Mayim Bialik: Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein's World" earlier this week. The op-ed came shortly after the newspaper published an expose detailing decades of sexual misconduct allegations against the Hollywood executive, and actresses came forward accusing him of sexual harassment and assault. Rose McGowan also accused Weinstein of rape in a tweet and The New Yorker reported that three women -- Asia Argento, Lucia Evans, and a woman who refused to speak on-record -- accused him of rape, as well. "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," Weinstein's rep told E! News in response to claims made in The New Yorker. Weinstein's attorney Charles J. Harder also said The New York Times article was "saturated with false and defamatory statements" in a statement to E! News. After Bialik's article was published, many accused the Blossom star of victim-blaming. A few controversial paragraphs included the following: "As a proud feminist with little desire to diet, get plastic surgery or hire a personal trainer, I have almost no personal experience with men asking me to meetings in their hotel rooms," she wrote. "Those of us in Hollywood who don't represent an impossible standard of beauty have the "luxury" of being overlooked and, in many cases, ignored by men in power unless we can make them money." She continued, "I still make choices every day as a 41-year-old actress that I think of as self-protecting and wise. I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with. I dress modestly. I don't act flirtatiously with men as a policy." She also responded to the criticism she received in a Facebook Live video. In the video, the actress said she received "a lot of really, really, really positive reception" from the piece. She also said, "I really do regret that this became what it became." However, she didn't formally apologize at the time. It seems as though she is now sorry for the piece. (Eonline)

Christina El Moussa Splits from Doug Spedding and Says 'There Is No Shame in Beginning Again' as He Enters Rehab. Christina El Moussa and her boyfriend, Doug Spedding, have split. A source confirms to PEOPLE that the 34-year-old Flip or Flop star and 55-year-old Spedding have called it quits on their relationship. "Christina supports Doug's decision to seek treatment and remains in contact to support his recovery," says a source. On Wednesday, In Touch first reported that Christina had ended her romance with the businessman, who has entered an in-patient rehabilitation center for addiction issues. Christina took to Instagram Tuesday to share an inspirational quote: "There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger + better than before." She added the caption, "People can impact you in different ways ... the important ones enter your life for a reason a season or a lifetime #keepthefaith." In July, PEOPLE reported that the pair, who were linked before her marriage to ex Tarek El Moussa, had reconnected. "Their children are only a few years apart, so they've been doing a lot of activities with the kids: ice skating, swimming, BBQs, just low-key stuff at home," a source said about Christina and Spedding, who is a father of six. "Christina respects that he is a great father; he's always present when it comes to his children and isn't distracted by his phone and social media. They're just taking it slow and enjoying their time together." 'Flip or Flop's' Christina El Moussa on the Terrifying Day She Decided to Leave Tarek: 'It Made Me Realize That Being Separated Was Healthier for Both of Us' The HGTV star opens up about incident involving gun that led to 911 being called Speaking with E!'s Daily Pop in September, Christina said of her relationship with Spedding: "Doug and I are doing great. He actually has six kids. He has two twins that are girls -- they're 10. Taylor loves them. They got along really well." "We're both kind of low-key, and we like to barbecue, swim at my house, go out on the boat, watch hockey games," she added. Last May, Christina and Tarek quietly separated following a bizarre incident involving a gun and revealed in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE in December that they had split. She submitted her divorce documents in August citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the breakup from Tarek, 35, and requested joint legal and physical custody of their two children: daughter Taylor, 6, and son Brayden, 2. While both Christina and Tarek have been linked to other people since their separation, the duo has a great working relationship and continues to film Flip or Flop together. (People)

Katie Couric is selling her luxurious Park Avenue apartment for a cool $8.25 million, Page Six has learned. The apartment for sale at 1155 Park Ave. in Carnegie Hill is a 10-room co-op with five bedrooms and 4 ¹/2 baths. Couric decamped last year to a reported $12.2 million condo nearby with her husband of three years, John Molner. A pal explains that "Katie raised her family in the Park Avenue apartment," but "moved last year to a new apartment after she remarried." Couric and financier Molner tied the knot back in 2014 after dating for two years. Our insider adds that Couric's former building "is known for very high ceilings and big rooms." A Stribling listing says the posh pad "has big windows, beautiful original parquet flooring as well as charming views of Park Avenue's famous tulip gardens, tree tops and the Brick Church." The building is "a white-glove, full-service co-op with 24-hour doorman service, a fitness center, a bike room and live-in super." (Page Six)

Scarlett Johansson had a friendly dinner with Food Network star Bobby Flay over the weekend. Photographs of the pair strolling out of a restaurant late Sunday night sparked speculation, but a rep for the "Avengers" actress tells us that there's no romance happening. "Simply put, they are friends as well as neighbors [in the Hamptons]," says ScarJo's rep. Flay, who in 2015 had a publicly contentious split from his wife of 10 years, Stephanie March, was last linked to "Masters of Sex" actress Helene Yorke. Johansson, who filed for divorce from French journalist Romain Dauriac in March, has been seeing "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" star Colin Jost since May, which was exclusively revealed by Page Six. The cute couple was together on Sept. 30, when Johansson was spotted dropping Jost off at a star-studded "SNL" after-party at Tao Uptown that included guests like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Dakota Johnson. (Page Six)

The Weinstein Co. is broke as a joke and a review of its books is scaring the one potential buyer who could save it. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, TWC has been out of money for 15 months. The 42% equity interest owned by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, we're told, is worthless. What's especially daunting ... a top-to-bottom review of the company and its books has unearthed -- as one source put it -- "a horror story." We're told the deals the company made -- especially movie deals -- are falling apart left and right. As one source connected to the company tells TMZ, "I haven't seen this much anger EVER in this business. Companies are taking this one personally." We're told the finances and state of the company are so daunting, Colony Capital -- which has been in negotiations to buy TWC -- is no longer sure it makes sense. Colony fears that even by changing the name and doing a complete personnel change, there's a taint that just won't go away. One TWC insider tells us, "One thing is certain. If there's any chance for survival, Bob has to go." As we reported, if Colony Capital goes forward, Bob Weinstein will be gently pushed aside to run Dimension -- the film division which is not really a player. (TMZ)

Music

LFO singer Devin Lima is going into surgery after doctors found a massive tumor -- and the health scare comes 7 years after his fellow bandmate died of leukemia. Sources close to the group tell TMZ, doctors went in Thursday morning to remove the benign tumor, which is sitting on his adrenal gland. We're told it was discovered a few weeks ago. The '90s band was ramping up for a national tour, but that's on hold since Devin will need recovery time. We're told he is expected to be fine though. LFO member Rich Cronin died tragically from leukemia in September 2010. He was only 36. Devin seems to be keeping a positive outlook. He and Brad Fischetti promised fans they'll be back on the road ASAP. (TMZ)

Taylor Swift Teases New Song "Gorgeous." Ready for more Taylor Swift music? Ahead of the release of her anticipated new album Reputation, the singer is releasing a third new song, "Gorgeous." Swift announced via a trio of plum-colored Instagram posts on Thursday that the new track would drop at midnight ET. One of the posts was a video containing the word "Gorgeous" printed several times in a medieval font, as well an audio sample. A child recites the title as electronic music starts to play. After months of staying out of the spotlight, Swift made a music comeback in August with the release of the electro-pop track "Look What You Made Me Do," her first solo single in three years, which she revealed is featured on her upcoming album. Reputation is set for release on November 10. She announced her new music on Instagram. In September, Swift released a second single, "...Ready for It?" Many fans think the song is about her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, or her ex, Harry Styles. The singer has not commented. Earlier this month, a UPS commercial promoting Swift's new album was released. The ad features a different electro-pop background track and many fans have wondered if it is another one of Swift's new songs. Last week, Swift hosted a "Secret Sessions" listening party for her new album for a select group of superfans in London. (Eonline)

Jason Aldean and CMT Artists of the Year Open Show with Tribute to Las Vegas Shooting Victims. CMT transformed this year's CMT Artists of the Year special from a formal awards show to a night of hope and healing. Following devastating hurricanes and the tragic mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, honorees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban used Wednesday's event to send heartfelt messages directly to their fans from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The six men opened the 90-minute special with speeches of hope and unity after Andra Day and Little Big Town dedicated a moving musical tribute of Day's hit "Rise Up" to all who have suffered tragedy this year. "Music can be so powerful and we've never needed it more than we do right now," Bryan, 41, began the intro segment. "Music moves us. Music brings us together. And tonight music can be a part of the healing." Then, Stapleton shared: "From Las Vegas to Puerto Rico, from Florida and Texas to Charlottesville and California, the entire nation is trying to process these devastating events. But on this night, one that we usually celebrate a year of music, we also want to celebrate a year of incredible human spirit. A spirit that we see in our fans every night." Hubbard, 30, and Kelley, 32, continued the emotional presentation by reminding fans of the strength of country music amid tragedy. "The character of country music fans is obvious to us all. We see it all the time. When the natural disasters strike, you step up to lend a helping hand and open your hearts and wallets for those in need," Kelley said before Hubbard shared, "During tragedies like Las Vegas, so many people -- from concertgoers to first responders who risked their own lives for total strangers -- it's in those moments, those acts of courage and heroism, that bring light to even the darkest times." Also, Urban, 49, reminded the audience and viewers the true purpose of the night. "In some small way tonight, we want to thank you for your resolve and perhaps lift your spirits just for a moment. We hope to remind you that everything we go through, we can get through when we stick together," he said. Aldean, 40, closed out the segment with a somber statement, reflecting back on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the outdoor country music gathering where he was performing before a gunman killed 58 people and injured 489. "We've been tested beyond our worst nightmares the past few months. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to explain how some of us feel," he said. "But we have proven time and again in this country that we have the power to overcome anything that threatens our way of life or our freedom. We dedicate this night to you and to everyone who's experienced loss or tragedy in the past few months. Like Keith said, we will get through this together." (People)

Cardi B Performs 'Bodak Yellow' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'. Cardi B's career is going full-steam ahead right now. The Bronx MC recently became the first female rapper in nearly 20 years to score top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 without features with "Bodak Yellow," and she's been performing her signature hit at all the right places, from the VMAs to the BET Hip-Hop Awards. "Bodak Yellow" spent three weeks atop the Hot 100 and, as a reward, she's signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Last month, Cardi found the time to perform "No Limit" with G-Eazy on the Tonight Show and she returned to late night TV Wednesday to perform "Bodak Yellow" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The chart queen hit the Brooklyn stage in total rock star mode, wearing massive shades and a to-the-floor purple feather coat. (Billboard)

J. Geils Band's Peter Wolf Recalls Passing on Tom Petty Hit. In 1979, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers recorded their song "Don't Do Me Like That." It ended up being one of the most important songs in Petty's career. It was his first top-10 hit, and it served as the lead single from Damn The Torpedoes, the album that made Petty a star. But the song could've ended up with someone else. Legend has always had it that Petty thought about giving "Don't Do Me Like That" to the J. Geils Band, who were still in the midst of their hot streak at the time. (Petty and the Heartbreakers had opened for the J. Geils Band on tour.) And the rumor has always been that Damn The Torpedoes producer Jimmy Iovine convinced Petty to keep the song for himself. But now J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf has said that Petty really did offer his song to Wolf's band and that the band turned him down. Talking to Rolling Stone, Wolf tells the whole story about how he got to know Petty and how he ended up turning down what would become a massive song. Here's what he says about "Don't Do Me Like That": It was in the midst of stuff. Maybe we thought we had the songs for our album: "We can do it for the next one." I called up Jimmy and, I think, Tom and said, "Love the song. I'm not sure we're gonna get to it. But I do like the song." Tom wasn't sure of it for himself for some reason. It was almost like, "As soon as I finished writing it, I thought of sending it to you."... It's funny -- it came up in our last conversation. Tom and I were together in his dressing room [in Philadelphia last July]. I said, "Tom, I gotta tell you, 'Don't Do Me Like That'... " And he goes, "Oh, yeah! Whatever happened?" I explained the whole thing-we were in the mix process or something. And he said, "I gotta thank you for that. When you didn't end up doing it, everybody talked me into putting it on the record. And it became one of my big, big hits." Wolf's new band the Midnight Travellers actually opened for Petty's final tour, which is a cool full-circle thing. Read the full story here. (Billboard)

How Chris Cornell's Guitar Strap Will Help Addiction Recovery. Rocker Chris Cornell -- who died May 18 by suicide after battling substance abuse for years -- is among the A-list musicians who have donated personal items ranging from guitar straps to leather pants that California-based watch and accessory brand Nixon has fashioned into the Rock LTD Collection, a one-of-a-kind capsule collection of watches. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares MAP Fund, a charity arm of the Recording Academy dedicated to addiction recovery treatment. Other artists who donated items as part of the collection include Elton John, Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and Iggy Pop. Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares, praised the bold-faced musicians who have contributed pieces over the years, and applauded Cornell as "legendary, unique, iconic, thoughtful, provocative and the penultimate musical artist." The collection, available in time for the holidays, ranges from 25 to 30 pieces with prices ranging from $1,200 to $1,800 except for the Cornell piece which will tour to Nixon's flagship locations in New York, London and Paris in the spring of 2018 before being auctioned off at a MusiCares benefit in May 2018. Cornell, the Soundgarden and Audioslave rocker, had long been dedicated to MusiCares. In 2007, he was honored alongside promoter Jeff McClusky at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of the organization and his efforts in helping other addicts. Nixon CEO Chad DiNenna tells THR that Cornell agreed to donate the guitar strap before his death and that his family was consulted on how to move forward now that he's gone. "This is what he would want," DiNenna says. Says widow Vicky Cornell, "Addiction is a disease, and we lose far too many loved ones to the illness each day. MusiCares is a crucial organization and the MusiCares MAP Fund 100 percent supports the music community in its fight to protect those battling this affliction." Nixon launched the collection as a benefit for MusiCares in 2005, and this year marks the seventh Rock LTD line (it has taken sporadic breaks over the years). Descriptions of this year's range include: John, a Sentry Chrono designed from donated leather paisley-patterned belt; Grohl, a Sentry designed from donated plaid flannel shirt; Novoselic, a Sentry designed from donated Sound City denim jacket; and Pop, a Sentry designed from donated leather chain wallet and belt. Each watch is individually hand-numbered to denote its rarity. Additionally, each watch features a custom, etched case back with the name of the artist and is packaged with a certificate of authenticity from Nixon. Rockers who have previously donated items as part of the Rock LTD Collections include Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Eddie Van Halen, Steven Tyler, Ringo Starr, Anthony Kiedis and Flea, and Dave Navarro, among others. This delivery of the Rock LTD Collection will be available at global retailers, including Ron Robinson, Sun Diego and Toronto's Got Style. The collection will also be available at Nixon flagship locations including Nixon Chadstone and Bondi (AUS), Nixon London Carnaby, Nixon London Seven Dials, Nixon Paris and Nixon NYC. Says DiNenna, "Each piece is unique and to help spread the word for MusiCares." And it shows, says Portnow. "Since MusiCares has a particular focus on helping people to achieve sobriety and have good, productive, happy lives, we are at the forefront, we believe, of getting the message out how important it is for everybody to pay attention to these issues -- particularly in our creative community. This (collection) not only raises awareness, but provides a tangible way to help others. (Billboard)

Eminem Hype the Crowd at Detroit Pistons' NBA Season Opener. When you've just moved into spanking new digs and you need to shout about it, there's no better hype man in the game than Eminem. The rap superstar got the crowd worked up Wednesday night (Oct. 18) when the Detroit Pistons opened their NBA season in Little Caesars Arena, a new facility that returns the club to Motor City for the first time in almost four decades. Marshall Mathers, wearing a hoodie and a Pistons shirt, grabbed the mic and welcomed the team back "to our city" just before tip-off in the game against Charlotte Hornets. Kid Rock, another homegrown hip-hop artist, sat in a baseline seat near Detroit's bench (but at the other end of the political spectrum). Eminem is an avowed supporter of the NBA's "Bad Boys." Though he aggressively avoids partnering with brands, Slim Shady appeared in an ad for the club in 2015 where he reaching into the team's fridge and pulled out a container labeled "mom's spaghetti," a sly nod to the oft-meme'd lyric in "Lose Yourself." For the record, the Pistons beat the Hornets 102-90. Eminem ninth studio album is coming (sometime) soon. (Billboard)

MTV EMAs: Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, The Killers to Perform. Kesha, Stormzy and Camila Cabello will also take to the stage at the annual event, which will take place in London this year and be hosted by Rita Ora. Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato and The Killers will be among the performers at the 24th annual MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at the Wembley Arena in London next month, the company said Thursday. It also unveiled that Kesha, Camila Cabello and Stormzy will be among the stars taking to the stage at the event. Meanwhile, Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter are set to present awards. They all join previously announced host and performer Rita Ora. First held in London in 1996, the MTV EMAs will emanate from the U.K. for the sixth time. Edinburgh (2003), Liverpool (2008), Belfast (2011) and Glasgow (2014) were the other British host cities. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The awards show will air live across MTV's TV, social and digital platforms. (Hollywood Reporter)

Kanye West and Donald Fagen have something in common -- major beef with the insurance companies for their tours, and like Yeezy ... Fagen's suing his, claiming it's failed to pay up. The Steely Dan singer says he took out a policy with International Insurance Company of Hannover to cover his 28 solo tour dates this year in North America and Japan. As bad luck would have it ... Donald says he got sick in September with an upper respiratory tract infection, severe sore throat as well as sinus and headache pains. The illness came just one week after his musical partner Walter Becker passed away. Donald had to cancel his remaining shows, and filed a claim for the insurer to cover any financial losses due to the canceled gigs. In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Donald says the company gave him the runaround, demanding more paperwork and medical opinions. As we first reported, Kanye filed a similar lawsuit against Lloyd's of London after his breakdown last year forced an early end to his tour. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's fed up ... and wants a judge to force his insurer to fork over more than $1 million. (TMZ)

Someone's trying to make a buck off Ozzy Osbourne's name and his long-running concert festival ... according to a new lawsuit. Ozzy's company's unleashing their lawyers on a Central Park music event called OZY Fest -- short for OZY Fusion Fest -- which went down this past July and featured acts like Jason Derulo and Talib Kweli. Despite the name ... rock's Prince of Darkness, Ozzy, was NOT part of the lineup. According to the suit, Ozzfest -- which has been a thing for more than 20 years -- fired off a cease and desist letter, warning that the event, and its logo, were confusing music fans. OZY Fest claimed it wasn't a concert, and more of a "media-focused event" -- whatever that means. Team Ozzy's calling BS, especially because OZY Fest's own website describes it as an "all-day party that brings together incredible music." So, yeah ... just like Ozzy's incredibly popular and already established festival. Ozzfest is suing to prevent an encore use of the name, and for profits from that July show. (TMZ)

Movies

Here's Your First Look at Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in the I, Tonya Trailer. "There's no such thing as truth," she says without a doubt. "I mean, it's bulls--t!" That she is Margot Robbie, and by the looks of the first teaser trailer, she's brilliant while playing U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming film, I, Tonya, which is set to be released ahead of the Winter Olympics in December. The flick surrounds Harding's attack on Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics -- a moment that not only captivated the world, but also ended Harding's career. The film has already received a ton of positive feedback and traction throughout film festivals and is expected to be an awards season favorite early next year. Not only does Robbie put on an incredible portrayal of Harding, but Allison Janney's performance of her abusive mother has also seen many nods of approval. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film also stars Bobby Cannavale and Sebastian Stan. It's due to premiere in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 8. (Eonline)

Morgan Freeman set to play Colin Powell in biopic. Morgan Freeman will star as Colin Powell in an independent biopic about the former US Secretary of State. The film will focus on Powell's 2003 speech to the United Nations to seek support for the Bush administration's plan to forcibly remove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, based on intelligence -- later discredited -- that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons. Powell later described the event as a low point in his career. Reginald Hudlin is attached to direct "Powell" with Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment and Freeman's Revelations Entertainment as the production companies. Producers are Amritraj and Lori McCreary, Freeman's partner at Revelations. Hudlin will direct from a script by Ed Whitworth, which was on the 2011 Black List. The project will focus on Powell's tenure as the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position. Executive producers are Hyde Park's Priya Amritraj and Addison Mehr, along with Freeman and Revelation's Kelly Mendelsohn. Freeman recently starred in New Line's remake of "Going in Style" and will appear in Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms." Hudlin directed "Marshall," starring Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad. Freeman starred in the 2009 historical biopic "Invictus," portraying South African President Nelson Mandela. He received his fifth Oscar nomination for the role. Both Freeman and Hudlin are represented by CAA. (PageSix)

Laura Dern Shares New Photo of Her Purple-Haired The Last Jedi Character -- See the Pic! Laura Dern's Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo may have been absent from the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, but now, the Emmy winner is giving fans a new look at her purple-haired Resistance leader. Dern appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday to discuss The Last Jedi and share a photo of Vice Admiral Holdo in all her violet glory. We got a first look at the character in a Vanity Fair photo shoot earlier this year, as well as some behind-the-scenes footage released during Disney's D23 Expo, but this is our best look yet at the vice admiral -- surrounded by members of the Resistance (and a BB-unit). Dern stayed tight-lipped about exact character details, but she did tell Ellen DeGeneres that working on the latest Star Wars film was "the greatest experience of my life," adding, "See, I am in Star Wars! I told you guys!" Vice Admiral Holdo is one of the several new characters to join the Star Wars galaxy with The Last Jedi, including Benicio Del Toro's mysterious DJ and Kelly Marie Tran's Resistance mechanic Rose. The eight Star Wars installment also sees the return of Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, and the late Carrie Fisher. Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters Dec. 15. (People)

Spanish Oscar Entry, India's 'Village Rockstars' Win Top Mumbai Film Festival Awards. Carla Simon and Rima Das' wins mean female filmmakers swept the top two awards as the festival also honors Berlin winner 'On Body And Soul.' The 19th Mumbai Film Festival drew to a close Wednesday with an awards ceremony, in which female filmmakers won the top honors. Summer 1993 by Carla Simon, which is Spain's Oscar entry in the foreign-language category, got the festival's Golden Gateway award in the international competition, which honors debut films. Summer 1993 earlier this year won the best first feature award at the Berlinale where it screened in the Generation Kplus section. The biographical story centers on a six year old girl sent to live with her aunt and uncle after her parents' AIDS-related death at a time when ignorance about the illness dominated society. In its Berlin review, THR noted that the film "imparts to events a directness and detail that is underpinned throughout by its performances, particularly those of the children." Jonathan Olshefski's Quest picked up the Silver Gateway award in Mumbai. The documentary, which premiered at Sundance, follows a struggling African-American family over the course of 10 years. The Wound by John Trengove won the grand jury prize. And Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze received a special jury mention award as did I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni. The audience choice award went to Hungarian slaughterhouse love story On Body And Soul by Ildiko Enyedi. The film won the Golden Bear at the Berlin festival this year. The festival's India Gold section, which honors homegrown films, saw Rima Das' Village Rockstars picking up the Golden Gateway award. Set in India's north eastern state of Assam, the film, which premiered at Toronto, revolves around a young girl who wants to buy a guitar. Village Rockstars also won the Young Critics Choice Award and the best film on gender equality awarded by charitable organization Oxfam India. The Hungry by Bornila Chatterjee received a special jury mention for the best film on gender equality. The film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus set in contemporary New Delhi. Machines by Rahul Jain won the Silver Gateway in the India Gold section. The hard hitting documentary looks at the tough conditions of workers in a textile factory in India's western state of Gujarat. Among its various international awards, Machines picked up a World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography at Sundance. In The Shadows by Dipesh Jain bagged the grand jury prize in the India Gold section while the special jury mention award was shared by S Durga by Sanal Sasidharan and Up, Down and Sideways by Anushka Meenakshi and Ishwar Srikumar. In the festival's Dimensions Mumbai section, honoring films about India's cinema capital, Anurag Worlikar's Vacancy won the Golden Gateway award. The Mumbai Film Festival is organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images and its principal sponsor is telecom major Reliance Jio along with Fox's Star India network. This year's international jury was headed by Shakespeare in Love director John Madden while fellow jurors included Mexican cinematographer Alexis Zabe (Silver Light), Chinese-American actress Celina Jade (Wolf Warriors 2), Indian actress-director Konkona Sensharma (Death in the Gunj) and Argentinian writer-director Santiago Mitre (The Summit). (Hollywood Reporter)

European Film Academy Unveils Nominees for Discovery Award. Literary adaptation 'Lady Macbeth,' French agricultural thriller 'Bloody Milk' and German-Italian drama 'The Eremites' are among the titles in the running for the EFA's best first film prize. A French agricultural thriller, a Bulgarian blast of urban realism and a British adaptation of a 19th century Russian literary classic are among this year's nominees for the European Discovery prize, the best first-film award presented by the European Film Academy. The EFA on Thursday unveiled the five nominees for this year's Discovery honor, which include Hubert Charuel's Bloody Milk, a thriller set in the French countryside, Ralitza Petrova's Godless, a noir-ish depiction of impoverished brutality in small-town Bulgaria, and William Oldroyd's Lady Macbeth, which transfers the story of the original desperate housewife from Nikolai Leskov's classic 1865 novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District to 19th century England. Also competing for this year's honor are the critically-acclaimed The Eremites, Ronny Trocker's debut feature, which follows a 30-something man living in the tiny German-speaking area of South Tyrol in Northern Italy; and Catalan director Carla Simon's biographical piece Summer 1993, about an orphaned girl's troubled life with her new family. The some 3,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the winner of this year's Discovery prize, which will be announced at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin on Dec. 9. (Hollywood Reporter)

Eddie Izzard to Star in Australian Comedy 'The Call Back'. The debut feature from writer–director Marion Pilowsky will film in South Australia later this month. British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard has signed on to star in The Call Back, the feature debut of producer turned writer/director Marion Pilowsky. Fresh from his turn as Bertie, Prince of Wales in Stephen Frears Victoria & Abdul, Izzard will play British actor Henry, who is romantically entangled with struggling restaurateur Ronnie, who will be played by Australian Emily Taheny. Also joining the cast of The Call Back are French actress Vanessa Guide (The New Adventures of Aladdin), Luke McKenzie (Wentworth), Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters), Tina Bursill (Wish You Were Here), Susie Youssef (How Not To Behave) and Tiriel Mora (Happy Feet). The film centers on Ronnie as she struggles with her debt laden restaurant and the fallout from her previous short-lived romance with British movie star Henry. She's now living with the good-hearted and loyal Jeff, but her world is turned upside down when Henry returns to Australia with his French lover Sophie in tow. Any possibility of fun quickly disappears into a fog of paranoia and truly appalling behavior. Tomas Jegeus, president of Fox International Productions, said: "Eddie Izzard will bring his impeccable skills as an actor to Marion's wonderful script. We are thrilled he is joining this very talented cast and crew and very much looking forward to production getting underway in Australia." Producers are Sue Murray, David Willing and Marion Pilowsky through Corner Table Productions Australia. Based on an original idea, The Call Back was written by Pilowsky and L. A. Sellars, and was supported during development by the South Australian Film Corp. Fox International Productions, Screen Australia and SAFC are the investors in the film and it will be distributed in Australia via 20th Century Fox Film Australia. London-based Independent will handle international sales. Production on The Call Back starts on Oct 30 on location in South Australian wine country and the city of Adelaide. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Liz Gillies Says Ariana Grande Wants a Victorious Reunion -- But Does Victoria Justice? Liz Gillies, star of the CW's Dynasty reboot, has her eye on another fan-favorite reprise that could one day reunite her with Ariana Grande. It's been over seven years since Victorious last aired on Nickelodeon, and if it were up to Gillies the cast would return to Hollywood Arts. "I'm so down. I keep speaking out of turn and saying I'm ready to do one tomorrow," the actress, 24, recently told PEOPLE Now's Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke. Gillies played Jade West on Dan Schneider's popular Nick show for 57 episodes from 2010-2013 alongside costars Grande and Victoria Justice. "I think everybody's down. I think we unanimously had a Twitter thing where somebody, I think it might've even been Ari, she's like 'I want to do this reunion, who else is down?'" Gillies said, adding, "And we got even extended cast members to agree to it." In May, Grande, who played Cat Valentine, practically started a Victorious revolution when she tweeted that the show deserved a proper series finale. Back in March 2016, on the six-year anniversary of the show, Schneider teased fans, tweeting Victorious still had "#Possibilities." Grande was previously reunited with Daniella Monet (Trina Vega), Leon Thomas III (Andre Harris), Avan Jogia (Beck Oliver), and Matt Bennett (Robbie Shaprio) at her 23rd birthday party in June 2016. Dynasty airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. PEOPLE NOW streams live every day at 8:30 a.m. EST from Time Inc. headquarters in New York City, and rebroadcasts at 11:30 a.m. EST. (People)

Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show "Chelsea" is ending after two seasons. Handler tweeted the news on Wednesday, saying it was her decision to not return for another season. In a statement posted online, she wrote, "Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it's clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation. For these reasons, I've decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me." "I'm excited to share that I will continue my partnership with Netflix, working together on a documentary where I'll engage with people I don't talk with enough-people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies," she continued. "Netflix could not be more understanding, and I'm grateful for their continued support. New episodes of Chelsea will continue to stream weekly until the end of this year." Read her full statement. In addition to the documentary project she mentioned, Handler also hosts the Netflix documentary series "Chelsea Does." The four part series, which debuted last year, features Handler exploring four topics of personal and universal fascination: marriage, racism, Silicon Valley and drugs. (Page Six)

Jenelle Evans is putting MTV on notice about the way she says it's portraying her and her fam on this season of "Teen Mom 2" ... saying she'll leave if they don't make it right. We got Jenelle at LAX about a week after a huge blowup she and husband, David Eason, had on a season 8 episode. Fans blasted David for verbally abusing Jenelle, and also called her a neglectful mom. Jenelle told us she's the victim of creative editing, done purely to create more drama, and she's pissed about it. She's also angry that producers are putting subtitles on her kid because it makes it seem like he has speech issues. Long story short ... Jenelle says MTV is screwing itself, if it has dreams of bringing back arguably the most popular chick on the series. (TMZ)

'Babylon Berlin' Sets Ratings Record for Germany's Sky. The 1920s period crime drama will air on Sky U.K. later this year and on Netflix in the U.S. in early 2018. Babylon Berlin, a big-budget 1920s crime series co-directed by Run Lola Run's Tom Tykwer, is a hit in Germany. Sky Deutschland, which is part of pan-European pay TV giant Sky and premiered the series in Germany last week, says 1.19 million people watched the show's first episode, a record for the network. Just under half of those caught the show on Sky's linear network, with the rest watching on catch-up or on-demand services. The figure marks the best-ever start for a new series on Sky. The company, Germany's largest pay TV player, has around 5 million subscribers. The series, budgeted at $45 million for the first two eight-episode seasons, is set in Berlin in 1929, when the world's most modern and progressive society is threatened by rising right-wing extremism and a world economy teetering on the brink. It stars a who's who of young German acting talent, including Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Leonie Benesch and Lars Eidinger. Tykwer co-wrote and co-directed Babylon Berlin with Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten. In a first for German television, the show was co-financed and co-produced by Tykwer's Berlin production shingle X Filme Creative Pool together with Sky, German public broadcaster ARD and Beta Film, which is selling international rights. Sky will screen both seasons of Babylon Berlin back-to-back, two episodes a night, every Friday in Germany. Sister networks Sky U.K. and Sky Italia will air the series later this year. Netflix has picked up North America rights to Babylon Berlin and will bow the show early next year. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Loud House' Creator Chris Savino Suspended by Nickelodeon Over Sexual Harassment Allegations. Anna Walker Farrell, a director on 'Bojack Horseman', also confirmed on her Twitter account that Savino had harassed her 15 years previously. Nickelodeon has suspended Chris Savino, the creator of the hit show The Loud House, after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the animator. According to a report in Cartoon Brew first published Tuesday, up to a dozen women have accused Savino, 46, of sexual harassment, unwanted advances, inappropriate behavior as well as threats of blacklisting female colleagues who were no longer in consensual relationships with him. Nickelodeon has not confirmed publicly that Savino has been suspended, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson said: "Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to fostering a workplace free from harassment. As a matter of policy, we do not comment on specific employee matters, but we take all allegations of this nature very seriously, investigate them thoroughly and take any necessary actions as a result." On Wednesday, Anna Walker Farrell, a director on Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman, tweeted her support for Savino's apparent suspension. And in a series of subsequent tweets, Farrell revealed that Savino had sexually harassed her 15 years previously. Farrell hashtagged her tweets with "me too", the viral social media campaign that has seen thousands of women and men come forward with their stories of abuse and assault. Created by Savino, Loud House first aired on Nickelodeon in 2016 and the show follows the life of a boy named Lincoln Loud, the only son in a family of 11 children. The cartoon has been a ratings hit and garnered critical praise for its portrayal of same-sex couples and its diverse mix of characters as well as its humor. (Hollywood Reporter)

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