Monday, October 23, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Bar Refaeli and husband welcome baby girl. Bar Refaeli has welcomed a new addition to her family. The Israeli model, 32, gave birth to a baby girl at 10 p.m. local time on Friday night at Tel Aviv Medical Center. "She is feeling great," the hospital's spokesman, Avi Shushan, told Page Six. He also confirmed that Refaeli and her husband, Adi Ezra, named their newborn daughter Elle. "She will probably leave the hospital on Monday." The couple is also parents to 1-year-old daughter, Liv. Refaeli is sure to be flaunting her model bod again in no time. She was spotted rocking a bikini just three weeks after giving birth to her first child. (PageSix)

Ed Sheeran Shares Secret Struggle With Substance Abuse. Ed Sheeran has admitted to drinking too much in the past, but on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday, the singer-songwriter reveals for the first he has also struggled with substance abuse. "I think you need to, when you get into the industry, adjust to [fame], and I didn't adjust because I was constantly working on tour. And all the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse," Sheeran said. "I never touched anything. I started slipping into it, and that's why I took a year off and buggered off." Before he released his third album in March, the "Shape of You" singer went on a year-long hiatus to clear his head. During that time, Sheeran famously got rid of his cell phone and went on a self-imposed social media blackout. "I focused on work, and I can't work under the influence. I can't write songs under the influence. I can't perform under the influence. So, the more I worked, the less [that happened]," Sheeran said on the show. "I've worked my whole life to get to where I am, and you can't lose that over something that you do in your spare time." It took some time for Sheeran to realize he had a problem. "I didn't really notice it was happening," he said. "It just started gradually happening, and then some people took me to one side and were like, 'Calm yourself down.' It's all fun to begin with. It all starts off as a party, and then you're doing it on your own and it's not, so that was a wake-up call and [I took] a year off." Sheeran credited his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, with helping him kick his bad habits. "We live together now, and I think that was a real help grounding me," the British musician explained. "I was a 25-year-old in the music industry on tour, so I just needed someone to balance me out." The "Castle on the Hill" singer first opened up about his heavy drinking in a March 2017 Rolling Stone cover story. Sheeran's frequent songwriting partner, Johnny McDaid, became concerned about him after they ran into each other at a show in Hollywood in 2015. "He was just go, go, go," he said. "I sat him down and said, 'Look, man, please have all the fun in the world. But be careful because if that elastic snaps, it could take a long time to recover from it.'" Taking a time out was just what Sheeran needed. "I've noticed, in the last few months, he knows it's going to be all right," McDaid told the magazine. "He knows that he's done a pretty amazing thing again. I think he reconnected to his friends and family, and he feels anchored." Sheeran has cut back on drinking, he added. "Often, I'm like, 'Is it bad that I drink almost every single day?' And then I look at my friends and most of them do the same. And they're actually worse than me. The first thing Americans say is, 'There's a problem, and you need to go to rehab.' But I don't wake up and drink. I don't depend on drink. I can go without it completely. I just enjoy going out and having fun, being 25," he explained. "And I think that's a normal thing." "He can be extremely naughty. It's a good thing he didn't appear in the same era as I did, otherwise we'd be up for three weeks together," said Elton John, who has been sober for 27 years and is friends with Sheeran. "He's not a big druggy, but he likes a drink. He's a lot of fun." (Eonline)

Cameron Diaz loses her credit cards trying to hide from paps. Maybe Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow should carpool next time they have dinner together. The actress, 45, was dining with Paltrow at Beverly Hills hot spot Matsuhisa Thursday night. While Paltrow left through a private exit accompanied by a bodyguard, Diaz's departure wasn't as smooth. "As Cameron covered her face on her way to her car, she dropped a bunch of personal cards including her driver license, black American Express credit card and other ATM and credit cards," according to Splash News. Her cards were found by a woman who was tracked down by the Beverly Hills Police Department, who still allegedly had everything in her possession while being questioned by the cops. Reps for the "Sex Tape" star didn't immediately return a request for comment. (PageSix)

'Stranger Things' star dumps agent after he's accused of sexually assaulting a teen. "Stranger Things" star Finn Wolfhard has left APA days after his agent was accused of sexually assaulting a teenager, Variety has confirmed. On Tuesday, filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman took to Facebook to identify APA's Tyler Grasham as the man he had kept anonymous in a #metoo post a day earlier detailing sexual assault that he suffered as a teenager. Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the Netflix supernatural drama series "Stranger Things," had been represented by Grasham -- whose client list consists predominately of child actors -- but has now left APA. He has not yet signed with another agency. A spokesperson for Wolfhard declined to comment. An APA representative told Variety in a statement, "APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter." The agency has retained an independent investigator to look into the allegations against Grasham. On Monday, Lipman wrote on Facebook recounting the alleged sexual assault he was a victim of as a teenager. A day later, he took to Facebook again writing that after his initial post, his abuser had sent him a "poke" message on Facebook. Lipman wrote, "We haven't had any correspondence in a decade, and aren't friends on FB, yet today, out of the blue, he 'pokes' me. He must have been made aware of the post by one of our many mutuals. Was his poke passive aggressive? An abuser making himself known, a quiet threat? An admission of guilt with a smirky, 'just try me'? I don't know and I don't care. It felt gross. And it was the tipping point that made me me want to open up in a real frank way. His name is Tyler Grasham, an agent at APA Agency." The Wrap first reported news of Wolfhard's exit. (PageSix)

James Packer says it was a 'mistake' to date Mariah Carey. It's no secret that Mariah Carey and James Packer's romance went terribly sour after 18 months of dating. But as Packer explained, it was a "mistake" from the beginning. "I was at a low point in my personal life," Packer told The Australian (via The Daily Mail) about meeting Carey. "Documenting the negotiations with my sister was taking longer than expected." The pair met through mutual friend Brett Ratner, with whom Packer was in business. "She was kind, exciting and fun," Packer, 50, said of Carey, 47. "Mariah is a woman of substance. She is very bright. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me." Their whirlwind romance drew much media attention. In January 2016, Packer proposed to Carey with a $10 million engagement ring. After the breakup in October 2016, Carey demanded $50 million claiming he caused her distressed. Since partying ways, Packer has kept a quiet life out of the spotlight at his Buenos Aires ranch. He also told the magazine he's got one big "regret." It has nothing to do with the pop star, but everything to do with his ex-wife Erica Packer. "It is my biggest regret that I let my marriage to Erica fail," Packer confessed. "It is what it is and she is doing an incredible job with the kids and we are in a great place." (PageSix)

Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein: 'I knew enough to do more than I did'. Quentin Tarantino has admitted he was aware of close collaborator Harvey Weinstein's alleged mistreatment of women and didn't do enough to stop it. "I knew enough to do more than I did," the director told the New York Times on Wednesday. "There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn't secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things." The "Hateful Eight" filmmaker, 54, admitted that both ex-girlfriend Mira Sorvino and another unnamed actress told him disturbing stories about encounters with the disgraced movie mogul. He was also aware that Rose McGowan, who last week tweeted that Weinstein had raped her, had allegedly reached a legal settlement with the exec. Despite this knowledge, Tarantino told the paper he did not realize these alleged incidents were part of a larger pattern of abuse. "What I did was marginalize the incidents," he said. "Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse." Specifically in regards to Weinstein's alleged harassment of Sorvino, Tarantino said he felt that the producer, 65, was "infatuated" with the actress in a "Svengali kind of way." "I was shocked and appalled," he told the paper. "I couldn't believe he would do that so openly. I was like: 'Really? Really?' But the thing I thought then, at the time, was that he was particularly hung up on Mira." Tarantino said that when he and Sorvino started dating he assumed the issue had been resolved. "I'm with her, he knows that, he won't mess with her, he knows that she's my girlfriend," he said. The director expressed certainty that other people close to Weinstein were well aware of his behavior, despite protestations otherwise in the wake of the accusations. "Everyone who was close to Harvey had heard of at least one of those incidents," he said. "It was impossible they didn't." Tarantino did not defend his failure to act and also told the paper he should have stopped working with the producer, who many in Hollywood viewed him as having a father-son closeness with. "I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard," he said. "If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him." Instead, Tarantino continued to work with Weinstein, who has produced all of his major films, including "Pulp Fiction," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained." "I don't know," he said, when asked if he thought fans would now view those films differently. "I hope it doesn't." Despite their closeness, Tarantino said, "I don't have an answer for why he could do this and be stripped of his entire legacy." The relationship between Tarantino and Weinstein wasn't just restricted to work, either. Just last month, Page Six exclusively reported that Weinstein had thrown Tarantino and fiancee Daniella Pick a star-studded engagement party in New York. (PageSix)

Harvey Weinstein is leaving Arizona Saturday after completing a one-week program treating various psychological issues, and Weinstein's psychologist tells TMZ the fallen mogul took it seriously. Weinstein gave his treating psychologist permission to speak with TMZ. The psychologist asked us not to use his name, but he was a key member of the team treating Weinstein. The psychologist says Weinstin's program lasted 1 week, and involved "intensive therapy" on an outpatient basis. The psychologist says he helped Weinstein focus on "dealing with his anger, his attitude toward others, boundary work and the beginnings of work on empathy." He says Weinstein was "invested in the program." He disputes reports that Weinstein didn't take his sessions seriously and that he ranted that there was a conspiracy to get him. The psychologist says Weinstein "was able to focus on his therapy despite a ton of distractions," adding, "He showed up for all the meetings and was fully engaged." We're told Weinstein had only one group session at the beginning of his treatment but doctors quickly decided there were confidentiality concerns, so every other session was individual and private. As for reports that Weinstein was angry, the psychologist says there was anger that manifested itself, but other patients at the facility wouldn't have been privy to it so reports of Weinstein spinning out of control were "just not true." The psychologist says, "There were things that triggered [Weinstein's] anger and our job was to help him recognize where it was coming from and how to control it. But he was not venting about some conspiracy to get him. It was an appropriate display of anger." Weinstein will leave Arizona Saturday and begin "significant outpatient therapy" when he returns home. As for whether he's made progress, the psychologist hedged, saying, "Time will tell." UPDATE: A Weinstein rep just called to say the plan has now changed. Weinstein will stay in Arizona for another month or so because he doesn't want excessive distractions and wants to continue working with his doctors. The outpatient program which Weinstein entered still ends Saturday. (TMZ)

Artist claims Roman Polanksi molested her when she was 10. A California artist says Polish director and convicted child rapist Roman Polanksi molested her during a photo shoot when she was 10-years-old. Marianne Barnard told The Sun the incident occurred when she met Polanksi for a shoot near Malibu in 1975, where he arranged to take photos of Barnard in a bikini and a fur coat on a group of rocks. At first, Polanski asked the girl to take her top off, but she thought nothing of it since she was only a kid. "But then he wanted me to take my bikini bottoms off-I started to feel very uncomfortable," said Barnard, who also realized her mom, who had accompanied her there, had walked away. "I don't know where she went and I didn't really register her leaving but she was no longer there. Then he molested me," Barnard said. Barnard said the abuse has caused her to suffer from PTSD and claustrophobia, but she finally chose to break her silence after the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. "I felt like I wasn't doing the right thing by being quiet and I needed to speak out," she said. Polanski was charged with raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977, and has lived in exile ever since. Barnard has now launched a petition to have Polanski kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (PageSix)

Director James Toback accused sexual harassment. A Hollywood director used Manhattan to hunt for actresses to sexually harass a la Harvey Weinstein- trolling Central Park and even local copier centers where the women were working on their resumes to reel them in, a new report says. More than 38 women told the Los Angeles Times that corpulent director and screenwriter James Toback, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing the flick "Bugsy," would seek out young women, mainly in their early 20s, and feed them lines such as, "My name's James Toback. I'm a movie director. Have you ever seen 'Black and White' or 'Two Girls and a Guy?'" Toback, now 72, would then take them to places such as a hotel or movie trailer to "audition" them, the women told the Times. Then, he allegedly pounced. "The way he presented it, it was like, 'This is how things are done,' " actress Adrienne LaValley told the paper, relaying a creepy 2008 hotel room encounter that allegedly had Toback trying to rub his crotch against her leg. When she objected, he came to his feet and ejaculated into his pants, she said. "I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, my parents, my friends," LaValley said. "And I deserved not to tell anyone." Musician Louise Post, who met Toback in 1987 while she was a student at Barnard College, said, she went to Toback's place and has regretted it ever since. "Going to his apartment has been the source of shame for the past 30 years, that I allowed myself to be so gullible," said Post, who plays guitarist and sings for indie rock band Veruca Salt. "He told me he'd love nothing more than to masturbate while looking into my eyes." Accusations against the New York-born Toback come in the wake of shocking allegations against Weinstein-one of Tinseltown's ultimate power-brokers-for allegedly molesting and in some cases raping aspiring actresses. Onetime aspiring actress Starr Rinaldi recalled a disgusting encounter with Toback in Central Park 15 years ago when he insinuated that young women need to put out to make it Hollywood. "In a weird sense, I thought, 'This is a test of whether I'm a real artist and serious about acting,' " Rinaldi told the newspaper. "He always wanted me to read for him in a hotel or come back to his apartment, like, 'How serious are you about your craft?'" In addition to writing "Bugsy," which starred Warren Beatty, Toback also directed the 1987 movie "The Pick-up Artist" with Robert Downey Jr. and Molly Ringwald. Toback denied the allegations to the Times. He said either he had never met any of the women, or, if he had, it "was for 5 minutes and [I] have no recollection." He added that his ailing health- diabetes and a heart condition-made it "biologically impossible" for him to have done what the women are accusing him of. (PageSix)

Venus Williams is finally making herself available to talk to opposing lawyers about the fatal car crash ... and the wrongful death lawsuit. According to a court doc obtained by TMZ Sports ... Venus will sit for a deposition on November 9 in West Palm Beach. As we first reported ... attorneys for the estate of Jerome Barson said the tennis superstar had refused to respond to their repeated requests since July. Barson's attorney, Michael Steinger, tells us, "After months of avoiding our repeated requests for deposition and after requesting the court order the same, we are pleased that Ms. Williams realized the importance of her testimony in this very serious case." Barson is the 78-year-old man who died from his injuries after the June collision. Venus blames a third unidentified driver for the accident. (TMZ)

Kevin Dillon's not going to fork over a dime to his estranged wife to send their daughter to private school, especially since he thinks public school is perfectly fine ... according to new legal docs. The "Entourage" star says he can't afford to pay his ex, Jane Stuart, any more money for tuition for their daughter Ava -- who's heading into 6th grade -- because he's already paying child and spousal support and living off his savings. The problem -- Jane believes Ava should attend a private school in Calabasas, where she's gone her whole life, but Kevin thinks a public school in Malibu with a "gold medal" ranking by U.S. News and World Report is more than sufficient ... not to mention more cost-effective. Jane claims Kevin's out of touch with their daughter's needs ... and she doesn't want Ava to attend the Malibu school because of its alleged drug issues and cancer-causing agents on campus. As we reported ... Dillon was already ordered to pay $3,174 a month in child support and $7,214 in monthly spousal support to Stuart. (TMZ)

Corey Feldman reportedly arrested for marijuana possession. Actor Corey Feldman reportedly was busted in Louisiana Saturday night for pot possession. Police in Mangham told the News Star he faces only a fine. Feldman reportedly was released without being booked into the Richland Parish jail. Feldman's been in the news for promising to help to bring Hollywood abusers who targeted him and his childhood friend Corey Haim to justice. (PageSix)

'Young and The Restless' star Kristoff St. John was hospitalized and placed under psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening to kill himself with a gun. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Kristoff's ex-wife, Mia, called cops Thursday evening and told them Kristoff had been sending her photos showing the soap star holding a gun to his head. When cops arrived, they confiscated 2 guns and placed Kristoff under a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation. Sources close to Kristoff tell us the 2-year anniversary of his son Julian's suicide is fast approaching -- November 23 -- and that had him very, very upset. Kristoff's ex set up the "El Saber es Poder" ("Knowledge is Power") Foundation to battle mental illness following Julian's death. (TMZ)

Mariah Carey's House Burglarized of $50,000 Worth of Bags and Sunglasses. Thieves had their eye on Mariah Carey. The Grammy winner's home was the target of a recent burglary, E! News has learned. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers responded to a burglary sometime between 10 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 a.m. on Thursday at the songstress' Beverly Hills mansion. Per the LAPD, the suspect entered through a window, but because this is an ongoing investigation, no additional information is available at this time. According to TMZ, which was first to report the news, the thieves got away with $50,000 worth of handbags and sunglasses. While the theft isn't welcomed news, fortunately Mimi was in New York City at the time and unharmed while the house was reportedly empty when the break-in happened, per TMZ. Sadly, burglaries are not new in Hollywood. Hilary Duff's Los Angeles house was hit with a burglary in late July while the Younger star was vacationing in Canada. David Spades' Beverly Hills home was burglarized a month earlier, during which thieves reportedly took $80,000 worth of belongings. This year, Nicki Minaj, who suffered a $175,000 loss in stolen property, Los Angeles Lakers pro Nick Young, Alanis Morissette and MLB player Yasiel Puig have all been victims of burglaries. Stay safe, stars! (Eonline)

The woman who claimed she became suicidal after Jim Carrey gave her herpes created an elaborate extortion scheme with fake medical records to make it seem she was clean before she met Jim ... this according to new legal docs. Carrey now claims Cathriona White -- who committed suicide in 2015 -- had herpes before they met, but needed to change the facts. So he says she got her friend's medical records showing a clean bill of health, and then altered them to make it appear the records were hers. According to Carrey's new legal docs, White then presented the before and after medical records, claiming it was proof -- the only change was that she started having sex with him and got genital herpes. Carrey claims in legal docs they have a smoking gun in the form of text messages from White to her friend ... asking the friend numerous times to go to Planned Parenthood to get her medical records and one of the text messages says, "I need to see the layout ... I will need to work on it before I give it to him." The new docs were filed in connection with a lawsuit brought by White's husband and mother, who claim Carrey gave her the disease and that's why she killed herself. Carrey's legal team just made an ultimatum ... either ante up non-forged medical records or admit she had multiple STDs before she even met the actor. Michael Avenatti, attorney for Cathriona's estate, tells us Carrey's new claim is "complete and utter bulls**t. When the truth comes out, Mr. Carrey and certain of his advisers are going to be criminally prosecuted for their conduct in this case. They better buckle up." (TMZ)

Bethenny Frankel's ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, will cop a plea Monday in his stalking/aggravated harassment case, but Bethenny is still scared ... TMZ has learned. We're told Jason will get an ACD ... Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. Short story ... he has to stay clear of Bethenny for 6 months and obey all laws. If he harasses her in any way, the D.A. will throw the book at him. Bethenny has an order of protection against Jason, prohibiting him from contacting her. That order stays in place for the 6 months. After that, it goes away. If Hoppy lives on the straight and narrow for the 6 months, all charges against him will be dismissed. We're told she's super worried about what will happen after 6 months, because she's scared of Hoppy. Bethenny's really involved in the hurricane relief efforts -- she's spent lots of time in Puerto Rico since the devastating storm -- which has been a positive force in her life and wants Hoppy in her taillights. (TMZ)

The guy who vandalized cars at the bottom of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's driveway learned a hard lesson ... through the barrel of a gun. Sources connected with the incident tell us the man who broke into 3 cars early Friday morning at the end of their driveway was met with heavily armed Kardashian-West security. We're told it is now standard operating procedure for the family's hired muscle to brandish licensed weapons when an intruder invades the Bel-Air gated property. Our sources say the second the vandal saw the weapons he scampered away into the darkness and cops are now on the hunt. The decision to brandish guns was made in direct response to the Paris robbery where armed gunmen tied Kim up, threw her in a bathtub and stole $10 million in jewelry. We're told the security and safety of Kim and Kanye's family is a top priority and their team will hold nothing back to ensure that. (TMZ)

The skateboarder Dr. Phil hit Friday is pulling out all the stops ... going after Phil and threatening a lawsuit. TMZ broke the story ... Phil was coming out of a Universal City parking lot Friday when he impatiently attempted to pass a van, striking the 20 something skateboarder. Cops say Phil stopped, the guy told him he was fine, they shook hands and the Doc left. The skateboarder, Terrence Bembury, is now aggressively going after Phil. He posted, "he never got out of the car, checked to see if I was injured, didn't even ask for my name." Cops dispute that and say Bembury told them he told Phil he was fine, and only later said he wasn't. Bembury also says, "cops told me he needed to stay until cops came." Police tell us that's not true, because after the skateboarder said he was fine and there was no damage or injury, Phil was free to leave. Bembury posted a pic of a hospital room, saying, "Than Dr. Phil ... It felt amazing getting hit by your Mercedes ... Now I'm going on two days of missing work ... Smh. I meet with my Lawyer Monday." And he goes on ... "This is a 100% winnable vase (sic) since Dr. PHIL ran a stop sign and was in the wrong lane of traffic." He's right on one count ... cops reviewed surveillance video and say Phil was in the wrong. Now Bembury needs to prove he was injured and out money. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Lady Gaga Poses With All 5 Living Ex-Presidents at Hurricane Relief Concert. Foreshadowing? Lady Gaga gave a surprise appearance at the Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal concert at Texas A&M University Saturday in front of all five living former U.S. presidents -- Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The event was aimed at raising funds and awareness for those affected by the recent deadly hurricanes in areas like Houston, Miami and Puerto Rico. After the concert, Gaga posted on her Instagram page a photo of herself with all five ex-presidents, who are all sitting down. "It was an honor to be invited by these five living Presidents to perform and speak at this historic event where we put our differences aside, and put humanity first in the face of catastrophe. #OneAmericaAppeal," she wrote. "LADY GAGA FOR PRESIDENT," one user commented. Gaga stood behind Bush Sr. and Bush and wore a white pantsuit -- a favorite look of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who the singer had supported in the 2016 election as she ran against now-President Donald Trump, who appeared at the One America Appeal in a taped video message. Gaga got a standing ovation as she took the stage. "It is such an honor to be there," she said, starting to play white piano. "Thank you so much for coming together in such compassion. I feel very, very honored and humbled." She then publicly greeted all the ex-presidents, with "Hello, Mr. President," earning a big smile and wave from Carter. "I thought the most special thing of all is how pain is such an equalizer and in a time of catastrophe we all put our difference aside and we all come together, because we need each other or we can't survive," she told the crowd. She then performed her hits "Million Reasons," "You and I" and "Edge of Glory." Gaga also said she has herself donated $1 million to the One America Appeal campaign. As of Saturday evening, more than $31 million was raised from more than 80,000 donors, according to CNN. (Eonline)

Joan Rivers' own letters will appear in new book. The authors of "Joan Rivers Confidential" -- her daughter, Melissa Rivers, and Joan's longtime pal Scott Currie -- got some stellar help. They were given permission to publish letters to Joan from the likes of Tom Hanks, David Letterman, Bo Derek and Meryl Streep. Streep wrote, "Stephen Hawking and I could do a show about black holes, and then, I could disappear into one, a star collapsing in upon itself until it becomes at once invisible and incomparably dense." One letter Joan penned herself and sent to Kathy Bates, who was upset when Rivers joked that the movie version of the Titanic wouldn't have sunk if Bates -- playing the Unsinkable Molly Brown -- hadn't been onboard. "The fact that people even know our names is a gift from God so relax, enjoy your fame and SMILE," Rivers wrote. "Please know that I am a loyal, devoted, longtime fan of yours. (P.S. I also took your side in 'Misery.') Love and Kisses, Joan XOXO." Among the jokes printed from Rivers' archives is this line about Jennifer Aniston: "Even if she does become pregnant, Angelina [Jolie] will get the baby." The book will launch on Tuesday at Maxwell's Chophouse, where Joanisms have been scrawled on the mirrors, including: "I'll cook when cake mixes have pictures of Betty Crocker in mink." The bash -- hosted by The Post's Cindy Adams, Deborah Norville and Blaine Trump -- will draw the likes of Martha Stewart, Elie Tahari, William Ivey Long, Carson Kressley, Peggy Noonan and Rosanna Scotto. (PageSix)

Wanna buy the ORIGINAL Rocky Balboa sculpture from "Rocky III?" Too bad, it's not for sale. But the BACKUP statue is about to hit the auction block. The artist behind the piece, A. Thomas Schomberg, made two versions of the iconic sculpture for the 1982 flick ... #1 was used in the movie and #2 was a backup in case anything bad happened. The original sculpture from the movie is still in Philly. The backup had been on display for years in the San Diego Hall of Champions, but that place closed down and now Rocky #2 is for sale. We spoke with a rep for SCP Auctions -- which has auctioned everything from game-worn Babe Ruth uniforms to Michael Jordan game-used shoes -- and they're expecting the Rocky statue to fetch somewhere between $500k and $1 mil. Still interested? Hope you've got a freight truck -- 'cause the bronze Balboa stands at nearly 9-feet tall and weighs 1,800 pounds. Bidding ends November 4 ... good luck!! (TMZ)

Alicia Silverstone Wears Clueless Outfit Again and Hangs Out With Chrissy Teigen and Luna. We totally paused -- and now we're totally buggin'! Talk about a blast from the past. Chrissy Teigen posted on Twitter on Saturday night a behind-the-scenes photo from a Lip Sync Battle taping, showing her in a dressing room with 1-year-old daughter Luna and none other than Alicia Silverstone, who was dressed as her Clueless character Cher, complete with her iconic yellow plaid outfit! "How am I supposed to sleep? I think I've asked for 2 photos in my entire life. @AliciaSilv and Beyonce," Chrissy wrote. (The model and Lip Sync Battle co-host did indeed get a pic of Beyonce back in 2015, at the Grammy Awards.) Meanwhile, while Chrissy, 31, and Alicia, 41, were partying like it was 1995, Luna was probably thinking, Old people can be so sweet. Teigen's hubby John Legend, 38, also attended the taping. He posted on Instagram a photo of Luna sitting on his lap, wearing a pair of pink Baby Banz noice-cancelling headphones. Lip Sync Battle season four will premieres in January 2018 on the Paramount Network, formerly known as Spike. (Eonline)

Angelina Jolie and Daughters Zahara and Shiloh Have a Girls' Night Out at Premiere. Friday was a girls' night out for Angelina Jolie and her two eldest daughters. The Oscar-winning actress brought Zahara, 12, and Shiloh, 11, to the premiere of her latest film, The Breadwinner, at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Jolie and her girls were all smiles as they posed for photos on the blue carpet. The actress wore a chic, white, 3/4-sleeve full-length dress and pointed nude heels. Zahara wore a black semi-sheer lace gown, while Shiloh sported a black suit. Zahara and Shiloh are two of Jolie and ex Brad Pitt's six children. The others -- Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox -- have also accompanied their parents to events before. Last month, Jolie brought Zahara, Shiloh and the twins to the premiere of The Breadwinner at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. (Eonline)

Justin Timberlake Performs His Wedding Song on Five-Year Anniversary With Jessica Biel. When Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot on Oct. 19, 2012, in Italy, the 'N Sync singer performed an original song as his bride walked down the aisle. Later, when the time came time for their first dance, they chose "A Song for You" by Donny Hathaway. Written and recorded by music legend Leon Russell, the ballad has been covered by many artists over the years, such as Christina Aguilera, Cher, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson and Amy Winehouse. In celebration of their five-year anniversary, Timberlake shared a video of himself performing the song during a recent recording session. "#TBT to a late night freestyle session on a break in the studio - YES I've been back in the studio cooking! But, today is even more special for me because five years ago, on this day, I became the luckiest man in the world when I exchanged vows with my best friend," Timberlake told his Facebook fans. "This song was our first dance." Dedicating the song to The Sinner actress, 35, Timberlake wrote, "To my beautiful Jessica Biel: You have taught me so much about what a true love means. I can't put into words what these last five years have meant to me, so...'Listen to the melody 'cause my love is in there hiding...'" "#Happy5thAnniversaryWifey," Timberlake, 36, added. "#ASongForYou." Who needs silverware for your fifth anniversary when you can have a song dedication? Biel later shared a clip on Instagram, writing, "My tender heart is yours, now until forever." The actress also shared a video of herself being silly with Timberlake in the backseat of a car. "How lucky am I?" the actress said. "Even if he's initially skeptical, he always gets extra for me." Over the summer, Biel shared the secret to her happy marriage with Marie Claire. "We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. Also, in the business, we're all very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish," the actress explained. "I understand that about my peers -- about being focused and driven -- and if you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it's like: Score!" (Eonline)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Completes Second Round of Chemotherapy Amid Breast Cancer Battle. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is more than ready to beat cancer. Less than a month after revealing to fans that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the Emmy-winning actress updated fans on her health. As it turns out, the Veep star has already been through two rounds of chemotherapy. "Chemo #2 finito. We are NOT f--king around here," Julia shared on Instagram Thursday evening before quoting the lyrics to Katy Perry's hit song "Roar." "I've got the eye of the tiger. The Fighter dancing through the fire cuz I am a champion and you're going to hear me ROAR." She added, "Thanks to @mrtonyhale & @timothycsimons & @katyperry for their hilarious and loving inspiration." As soon as the post was shared, fans and familiar faces in Hollywood voiced their continued support for the actress. "LOVE YOU SO MUCH WOMAN," Kat Dennings wrote in the comments section as Amy Schumer "liked" the post. Back on September 28, Julia revealed her breast cancer diagnosis to fans on social media. "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she announced. "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality." E! News had also learned that Julia received her diagnosis just one day after the 2017 Emmys. Writers will continue to work on the final season of Veep and production has been adjusted to accommodate her treatment. "Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time," a rep for HBO told E! News in a statement. "We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep." (Eonline)

Jemele Hill is breaking her silence -- telling TMZ Sports she doesn't blame ESPN for hitting her with a two week suspension over anti-Jerry Jones tweets saying ... "I put ESPN in a bad spot." Hill was put in the penalty box for encouraging people upset with Jerry Jones's national anthem policy to boycott his sponsors. ESPN claimed her comment was violation of the networks social media policy. Several of Hills coworkers, celebrities, athletes and activists spoke out against ESPN -- Hill says she appreciates all the support, but believes she was treated fairly by the network. "I deserved a suspension," Hill told us at LAX ... "I violated the policy. Going forward we'll be in a good healthy place." As for her public statements against Donald Trump Hill says she won't take back what she said -- but she regrets putting her show in a bad position. As far as moving forward with ESPN, Hill says "I don't feel suppressed. I love ESPN as much as ever. I am okay. I feel good." Hill says she will return to work on Monday. (TMZ)

Lisa Lampanelli praises understudy after Nikki Blonsky exits play. Saved by the understudy! At the opening night of Lisa Lampanelli's play "Stuffed," the comedian gave a special shout-out to actress Lauren Brickman, the understudy for star Nikki Blonsky. "She saved our f–kin' ass," Lampanelli said to audience at the Westside Theater on Thursday night, referring to "a castmember who had to leave." "This is why you have understudies." Blonsky, who's known for her role in 2007's "Hairspray," had been set to star in the show, which delves into women's varying relationships with food and body image, but wasn't able to perform come showtime. According to Playbill, "an illness had led to Blonsky not receiving sufficient rehearsal time leading up to the show's start date." Though the show's playbill still touts Blonsky as a main character, an insert says that Brickman is taking over the role. We're told Blonsky performed in one preview show before leaving the production entirely, and Brickman swooped in and learned the whole script in two days. The opening-night audience, which included Clay Aiken and actress Saycon Sengbloh, was invited to a party at Justin Timberlake's Southern Hospitality -- who Lampanelli joked "will be nowhere by." Guests dined on pulled pork sliders, mac and cheese croquettes and fresh mini donuts. In regards to producers' decision for comfort food cuisine, Lampanelli said, "suck my d–k caviar!" (PageSix)

Harvey Weinstein Is in Treatment -- but Defiant Mogul Is 'Not Listening to Anyone,' Says Source. Harvey Weinstein is getting treatment but is still defiant in the face of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades, a source tells PEOPLE. "He's not listening to anyone," says the source. The source says that rather checking into a residential rehab facility, Weinstein, 65, is staying at a luxury resort in Arizona and attending out-patient sessions. While Weinstein said in a statement that he was working with therapists and planned to "deal with this issue head-on," a second insider tells PEOPLE the movie mogul doesn't think he needs round-clock help. "He agreed to treatment, but he doesn't think he needs rehab," says the insider. However, a source close to the situation says Weinstein has acknowledged that he needs and "wants help." "His team set him up at a secure place to get him the help he needs -- he knows and wants help." The movie mogul is also still using his cell phone regularly. "He is focused on business and in constant contact with people," adds the insider. It's unclear how long Weinstein treatment in Arizona will last, but the insider tells PEOPLE: "He is making plans to return to LA in the near future." More than 40 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexually inappropriate behavior since a New York Times report first revealed allegations of abuse spanning decades. Actresses Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, Lysette Anthony and Lucia Evans have all claimed they were forced to perform a sex act by Weinstein. In a subsequent report by the New Yorker, another unnamed woman alleged the producer had raped her. According to the New York Times, Weinstein has reached civil settlements with eight different women relating to inappropriate sexual behavior. The LAPD announced Thursday that the Robbery Homicide Division has interviewed another potential sexual assault victim, an unnamed Italian actress. New York police have already launched two active sex crime investigation into Weinstein, and London's Metropolitan police are looking into allegations made by three other women. Weinstein has since been removed from his company and his wife, Georgina Chapman, has separated from him. A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein." (People)

Music

Jason Aldean releases 'I Won't Back Down' for charity. Jason Aldean's moving rendition of "I Won't Back Down" on "Saturday Night Live" will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The song was made available on Friday on various sites. Aldean's representative says all proceeds will be donated to the Direct Impact Fund dedicated to victims of the tragedy. Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 2 when a gunman fired on the crowd a hotel room, killing 58 people. Hundreds more were injured. The country star made his first public performance on "SNL" five days later and sang the Tom Petty song. It was in part a tribute to the late rocker, who died that week, but also a show of resiliency in the face of tragedy. (PageSix)

LFO singer Devin Lima has a huge weight lifted off his entire body, after doctors removed a massive tumor as well as 2 organs -- and his prognosis is good. Lima's surgery Thursday was considered a huge success since doctors also thought he might lose his spleen and part of his colon. Lima found out 3 weeks ago the tumor was wrapped around his adrenal gland and pushing against all his organs, even his heart. We're told doctors had to remove a kidney and his adrenal gland during surgery. They're testing the tumor to make sure it's not cancerous, and should have a pathology report back early next week. We're told Devin will remain at the hospital until then. Devin was in good spirits post-op, even cracking jokes about the football in his gut with bandmate Brad Fischetti. (TMZ)

A Team Miley Cyrus The Voice Battle Rounds Performance Is Simply Beautiful. Miley Cyrus made The Voice history with the first all-female team for season 13 and the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." In a sneak peek from Monday's episode of the battle rounds, Addison Agen and Karli Webster put a unique spin on the iconic Cyndi Lauper song. Yep, the boppy song got a slowed down makeover, making it hauntingly beautiful. "Sing it girl," Jennifer Hudson says while Addison gets into the song. "Damn!" Miley says. "They are so good." Karli, 20, auditioned with Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" and Addison, 16, used Ray LaMontagne's "Jolene" for her blind audition. Miley's clearly got some superstar singers in the making. Catch more battles on The Voice on Monday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

Liam Payne Releases "Bedroom Floor" -- and It's Cheryl Cole's "Favorite" Song. Just in time for the weekend, Liam Payne dropped his new song "Bedroom Floor." Based on the lyrics, the song could be inspired by a rough patch in Payne's relationship with Cheryl Cole. Here are a few telling lines: "Baby, heard you been talking about me lately. Telling all your friends how much you hate me." "We always on and off until you're on me." "You want to break up just to fix it now." The refrain even goes, "You said it was over. But your clothes say different on my bedroom floor." Even if the song is about the X Factor judge, Cole doesn't seem to mind. In fact, Payne said she's a fan of the song. During a September interview with BBC Radio 1, the singer let the name of his new single slip after Cole text the radio host and told him to ask about the song. He also said it's Cole's "favorite" song. "We both like that song and it's been her favorite from the start," he hold radio host Nick Grimshaw. Cole also tweeted her enthusiasm for the new song. The "Strip That Down" singer and Cole seem to be doing well now. The couple just welcomed a baby boy, Bear, in March. However, Payne isn't the only former One Direction band member to be enhancing his career as a solo artist. Niall Horan also just released his new album Flicker and is touring to promote his new music. In addition, Zayn Malik dropped his song "Dusk Till Dawn" in September and Harry Styles released his self-titled debut album in May. Louis Tomlinson also recently debuted his song "Just Like You." (Eonline)

Cardi B was thrown out of a hotel early Sunday morning, and she went off accusing the staff of racism. The rapper was staying at the Hilton Albany in Albany, New York, at around 1 AM people started complaining about noise coming from her room. Cops tell us there was some sort of disturbance and when Cardi B was confronted by hotel security it escalated and she was ordered to leave. You hear call someone on the staff a "racist motherf*****" and she storms out of the hotel with her entourage and an unidentified male. Cardi B performed Saturday night at the Times Union Center. It appears she briefly broke up with boyfriend Offset Saturday but then said she had overreacted. Rough weekend. (TMZ)

Taylor Swift talks all about being lovestruck in her latest song "Gorgeous" -- and Swifties can't help but think the pop star is talking about current boyfriend Joe Alwyn. The third song off her upcoming album, Reputation, dropped at midnight Friday, hours after Swift teased sneak peeks on social media. Though few fans and followers speculated that Alwyn was the inspiration behind "... Ready for It," it's clear "Gorgeous" is about Swift's romance with the British actor. "You're so gorgeous/ I can't say anything to your face/ 'Cause look at your face/ And I'm so furious/ At you for making me feel this way/ But what can I say?/ You're gorgeous," Swift sings in the chorus. In addition, the Grammy winner mentions "ocean blue eyes" which (not so) coincidently is the same color as Alwyn's eyes. "Ocean blue eyes looking in mine/ I feel like I might sink and drown and die," she sings. Later on, Swift belts out: "You make me so happy it turns back to sad/ There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have." PEOPLE confirmed in May that Swift, 27, and Alwyn, 26, were dating. She had been largely out of the spotlight since February, and it turns out she had been secretly seeing Alwyn. And in late August, a source close to the singer told PEOPLE exclusively that the couple is still "very happy together" and continuing to spend time together out of the spotlight. "Her decision to keep her relationship with Joe quiet is making her happy," said the source. "They have been getting to know each other slowly without any pressure." Swift even mentions her beloved Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson: "Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats, alone, unless you wanna come along." Last week, Swift had personally visited a fan in the U.K., and was accompanied by with Alwyn's younger brother Patrick. Available for preorder now, Reputation drops Nov. 10. (People)

Katy Perry Gets Stuck in the Air on Floating Planet Prop in Concert. Houston, we have a problem. The "California Gurls" singer got stuck in the air during a concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 18. As part of her Witness tour, the Grammy-nominated artist performed a number from a giant floating planet. Perry -- perched upon a suspended Saturn in a sparkly, silver ensemble -- told fans she couldn't get down. "I'm really stuck," she told concert attendees. "This is the first time that I've been stuck in space. I know I'm kind of a space cadet, but actually this thing is being stuck right now." The "Firework" performer then told fans, "You better put your phone up because this is a YouTube moment." As she hovered in the air, Perry wondered how she should spend her time up in space. "I'm going to be stuck here forever," she told fans. "What should I do? Should I tell some jokes? Should I tell some stories? Should I just sing another song?" Thankfully, the singer's crew was able to lower her down. As she descended, Perry told her fans that the view was "beautiful." "You guys made it look so magnificent," she said. "Like honestly, y'all are the real stars tonight." Once she touched down, Perry decided to interact with her fans. "Well, I guess I'm just going to have to get down and walk amongst my people," she said before jumping into the crowd. This isn't the first time Perry has ventured into space for a show. While hosting the 2017 MTV VMAs, Perry dressed up in an astronaut costume and floated onto the stage. She then made a few jokes about how the world had changed since she left planet Earth. She can also be seen floating in the music video for her song E.T. We're glad Perry was able to make it back down safe and sound. (Eonline)

Stream Niall Horan's Debut Album 'Flicker'. First Zayn Malik, then Harry Styles. Now Niall Horan has his own solo album. The former One Direction singer finally dropped Flicker, his debut LP which includes the singles "This Town," "Slow Hands" and the new release, "Too Much To Ask." Flicker is the result of a year-and-a-half-long writing and recording process. "It's something that I've worked really hard on and I'm incredibly proud of it," he tweeted overnight. "This is the first time I've put my thoughts and emotions on paper and then onto record and it feels really good." To celebrate the release, Apple produced the documentary On The Record: Flicker, which features interviews with the Irishman and behind-the-scenes footage from recording sessions and acoustic rehearsals. (Billboard)

Fifth Harmony Scraps 2017 Australia Tour Due to 'Change in Scheduling. Aussie fans of Fifth Harmony will need to wait another six months (or more) to get their live fix. The U.S. girl group was scheduled to start a four-city tour next week but the shows have been either canceled or pushed back until next March due to a "change in scheduling," according to a statement issued Friday by Ticketmaster. The message reads, "TEG Live, the promoter of Fifth Harmony, has regretfully advised, due to a change in scheduling, it has become necessary to postpone the tour until March 2018." The pop outfit's PSA Tour of Australia was meant to visit the market's four biggest cities, starting Tuesday (Oct. 24) in Perth before winding its way east for shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The Perth Arena date is now canceled, with "unavoidable scheduling conflicts" to blame, while the remaining dates have been rescheduled (March 8 at Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena, March 9 at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion, and March 10 at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre). Fifth Harmony's self-titled third album, their first as a quartet, opened at No. 9 on the ARIA Albums Chart last month. It was their second to crack the national top ten following 7/27, which reached No. 8 in June 2016. (Billboard)

Did Charlie Puth Just Drop a Selena Gomez Reference in His Music Video? Are you trying to tell us something, Charlie Puth? The 25-year-old singer just released his "How Long" music video and it has fans buzzing. In the video, Puth sings, dances (and flies!) around Los Angeles. But the part that's really raising eyebrows occurs a little after two minutes into the music video. At that point, we see Puth standing in front of a painting of a girl with long, dark hair holding a rose. We hear Puth singing as he stares longingly at the painting, "She said, 'Boy tell me honestly, was it real or just for show?'" After seeing the video, fans are speculating that the painting is a reference to Selena Gomez. The duo, who collaborated on the 2016 song "We Don't Talk Anymore," sparked romance rumors in 2015. But Gomez clarified that Puth was her "friend" and went on to date The Weeknd in 2017. In the "How Long" lyrics, Puth is telling a girl that he was wrong for the way he acted. "I'll admit, I was wrong, what else can I say, girl? Can't you blame my head and not my heart?" Puth sings. "I was drunk, I was gone, that don't make it right but, promise there were no feelings involved." He later sings, "I'll admit, it's my fault, but you gotta believe me. When I say it only happened once. I try and I try, but you'll never see that. You're the only one I wanna love, oh yeah." Do you think Puth is referencing Gomez in the music video and the song's lyrics? (Eonline)

The Wait Is Over! Here's When Selena Quintanilla Will Receive Posthumous Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Selena Quintanilla fans, rejoice! On Nov. 3 the Mexican-American artist is posthumously receiving her star on the coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame. The late singer's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, announced the exciting news on social media. "Hollywood Chamber President/CEO and Walk of Fame emcee Leron Gubler along with Suzette Quintanilla will unveil Selena's star in the category of recording," she captioned the post. Selena will also receive another immense honor that day. "Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, actress, producer and Texas native Eva Longoria will be there to proclaim November 3rd as the official 'Selena Day' in the city of Los Angeles," Suzette added. The star will be located in front of the Capitol Records building on 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 PM and in attendance will be Suzette along with other members of the Quintanilla family. Longoria, who shares similar roots with Selena, honored the star last year when it was announced that they'd both be receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Longoria shared this touching post on Instagram, of herself and the Bidi Bidi Bom Bom singer, "I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla. She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible. And that that life didn't have to distance you from where you came from," she said. "So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives. Selena was proud of being from Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me proud to be from Corpus." She continued, "She blazed the way for all of us and I will be forever grateful to her for not only that but for the pure joy I felt when I got to see her perform. Her smile, her charisma, her beauty put every single person who watched her under a spell. Thank you, Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first." (Eonline)

Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds delivered a strong message of anti-terror in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas ... their hometown. The band performed Wednesday night in Chicago, and Dan paused to tell the crowd their tour has taken on a new meaning after the tragedy. He gave big props to all the fans who continue coming out to their concerts, and defiantly denounced all forms of terrorism. He also reassured fans they would take every precaution to keep them safe. (TMZ)

Movies

Woody Allen's new movie has adult-teen sex scene. Woody Allen's upcoming movie contains some awkward scenes involving an older man having sex with young starlets, considering the current firestorm about sexual misconduct sparked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. We're told that a plotline in the untitled Allen flick, which is currently filming in New York, centers around a middle-aged man who is sleeping with a much younger woman, among other actresses, and, according to the script, "makes a fool of himself over every ambitious starlet and model." In scenes just filmed, a character played by Rebecca Hall accuses 44-year-old actor Jude Law's character of having sex with a 15-year-old "concubine." In the scene, the so-called concubine -- played by Elle Fanning (19 in real life) -- acknowledges her relationship with Law's much-older character, but then protests that she is 21 years old. After a discussion about his infidelity, Fanning's character then asks Law, "Were all these women for pleasure, or were you researching a project?" The film also stars Selena Gomez, Liev Schreiber, Suki Waterhouse and Kelly Rohrbach. The plot seems perversely timed, given the mounting allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Weinstein. In a further poignant play -- since Allen has faced his own allegations of sexual misconduct (which he has strenuously denied) -- the director himself recently became entangled in the Weinstein scandal. Last week, he drew criticism when he said that it was "tragic for the poor women that were involved" and "sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up," but warned against starting a "witch-hunt atmosphere" in Hollywood, where "every guy in an -- office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself." This is all very close to home for Allen. His son Ronan Farrow was the journalist behind the New Yorker's explosive Weinstein expose. Allen later released a statement saying of his strange comment, "When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein, I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man." Allen reps didn't respond. (PageSix)

Woody Harrelson stars as Lyndon B. Johnson in Rob Reiner's latest film, "LBJ" -- but underneath any makeup needed to physically transform the star for the role, he nearly drove Reiner mad by becoming overly obsessed with another detail. "We're both from Texas," Midland-born Harrelson explained of himself and LBJ at a reception for the film at '21.' "But he's from the Hill Country and he speaks very differently. I was consumed, as Rob can attest, that I just wasn't getting his voice right." Finally, "Rob was like, 'Would you stop worrying about the voice!'" Reiner said of LBJ's taking office after the death of JFK, "I was in my physics class and I remember a kid came and whispered to the teacher that the president had been shot. I'll never, ever forget it." (Page Six)

See the first trailer for I, Tonya in which Margot Robbie plays the disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding. Name not pronounced 'see-air-a' like the Goodies singer. Margot Robbie will depict 90s ice skater Tonya Harding in an upcoming biopic, I, Tonya, and now we've got a look at the first trailer. In the biopic, the 25-year-old actress will be playing the title character Tonya Harding, the ice-skater from Portland, Oregon who rose to fame during the early-to-mid 90s. Harding was the subject of massive speculation when at the age of 24, she was set to go up against ice skating rival Nancy Kerrigan for the gold medal at the 1994 US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. One day after practice, her opponent Kerrigan was clubbed in the knees by unidentified attackers using a police baton. She was told of her injuries - which left her out of the ring for a number of weeks - that had she been hit a centimeter lower, her kneecap would have been shattered and she would have never have walked again. Margot Robbie posted the first trailer to her Instagram: In it, Margot as Tonya narrates: "America, they want someone to love but they want someone to hate. But the haters always say, 'Tonya, tell the truth'. "There's no such thing as truth I mean it's bullshit." It was later discovered that Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and her bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt assaulted Kerrigan in an attempt to sabotage her. Gillooly, Eckhardt and Haring were later charged and imprisoned for their involvement. Mere weeks after the attack, Kerrigan won a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics while Harding finished eighth. Later that year Harding sold a sex tape showing her with then-husband (titled Wedding Night) for which they received $200,000 each plus royalties. I, Tonya is scheduled for release in December. (British Glamour)

China Box Office Forecast to Surge to $8.3B in 2017. The total would represent growth of 20 percent for the year, a major comeback over 2016, when growth slowed to 3.7 percent. China's movie box office is expected to surge more than 20 percent in 2017, hitting a record total of $8.31 billion (55.0 billion yuan), the country's media regulator said Friday. The sizable expansion would mark a major turnaround from 2016, when tickets sales grew by just 3.7 percent to $6.58 billion (45.7 billion yuan) after averaging 35 percent yearly gains for a decade. The 2017 forecast was made by Zhang Hongsen, Vice Minister of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, during a press conference on the sidelines of China's 19th Party Congress, Reuters reported. "The rapid development of the film industry has been a big bright spot for China's culture industry," Zhang said. The return to double-digit growth would put China back on track to overtake North America as the world's largest box-office territory within a handful of years. North American box office revenue grew by 2.1 percent in 2016, settling at $11.36 billion. A sizable chunk of China's gains were driven by the historic success of local action flick Wolf Warrior II, which brought in $863 million over the summer. No Chinese film has ever earned more, and only J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens exceeded it in a single market, grossing $936.6 million in North America in 2015. Hollywood's biggest release in the Middle Kingdom so far this year has been Universal's The Fate of the Furious, which earned $392.8 million in April, an all-time record for an imported title. (Hollywood Reporter)

Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson to Star in 'A Violent Separation'. Alycia Debnam-Carey and Claire Holts also nabbed roles in the two-hander crime thriller. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Brenton Thwaites and Ben Robson have been cast in the lead roles in the crime thriller A Violent Separation. The two-hander, written by Michael Arkof and directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz, tells the story of a quiet Midwestern town, where a young sheriff, played by Thwaites, covers up a murder at the hands of his older brother, Ray (Robson). Neither of the young men are prepared for the passionate romance that blossoms between Norman and the victim's younger sister, Frances, played by Alycia Debnam-Carey. A Violent Separation, shooting in Louisiana and to be launched at the American Film Market by Double Dutch International, has an ensemble cast that includes Claire Holts, Francesca Eastwood, Gerald McRaney and Ted Levine. Dan Clifton of Cliffbrook Films and Christopher Watkins of Catapult Entertainment Group are producing, with Jason Moring, Stanley Preschutti and Mark Padilla of DDI as executive producers. William Santor and Andrew Chang-Sang of Productivity Media will also executive produce. Thwaites' credits also include The Giver and Maleficent and Interview With God, Office Uprising and Ghosts of War. He's repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment and United Management. Robson stars in the TNT series Animal Kingdom for John Wells, and is repped by Management 360, UTA and Hamilton Hodell in the UK. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Jane Lynch daytime show in the works. Telepictures, which is behind the hugely successful Ellen DeGeneres talk show, is looking to bring another funny lady to daytime. Deadline has learned that Warner Bros.' syndication production arm is developing a new daytime format for Jane Lynch. Details about the project are still sketchy as it is in early stages but Deadline hears it is a feel-good, variety show that would be tailored for Lynch, showcasing her comedic take/spin on everything from pop culture moments to real people with unique, uplifting stories. The program, which Deadline hears is not expected to feature celebrity guests and will be filmed in front of a live audience, is targeting a fall 2018 launch. The potential Jane Lynch show is a collaboration between Lynch and Missy Halperin, who previously oversaw talent relations for Fox and worked with Lynch, star of the network's popular Fox musical dramedy Glee. Halperin, who now has her own company, Missy Halperin Talent Group, teamed with Lynch, and the two pitched the concept to Telepictures, overseen by Mike Darnell, President of Unscripted & Alternative Television at Warner Bros. Lynch already is a seasoned and acclaimed host, winning two best reality host Emmy Awards for emceeing NBC's "Hollywood Game Night," which films in front of studios audience. And Lynch is one of only three women to have hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards solo. The previous one to do it before her was DeGeneres. (Angela Lansbury was the first one to land the gig.) Lynch also won an supporting actress Emmy in a comedy series Emmy for "Glee." Daytime shows built around celebrity hosts have often struggled to get traction, as evident most recently by the programs headlined by Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, Harry Connick Jr. and Megyn Kelly, done under the "Today" umbrella. But boding well for Lynch, since the 2002 launch of "Dr. Phil," the most successful syndicated daytime shows have had a comedic actor/personality at the center, including "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Steve Harvey" and "The Wendy Williams Show." Along with "Ellen," Telepictures' portfolio includes panel talk show "The Real" and a slate of TMZ-branded programs. The company also had been exploring a talk show hosted by actress Drew Barrymore. Lynch, who recently portrayed Janet Reno in the Discovery miniseries "Manhunt: Unabomber," is repped by Domain and Hansen Jacobson. (PageSix)

Jim Lahey will return to Sunnyvale Trailer Park in the upcoming season of "Trailer Park Boys" -- but the character won't be back after that ... TMZ has learned. Sources involved in the production tell us John Dunsworth's character will not be recast after season 12. We're told Dunsworth completed filming for the season before his death this week. We're told producers believe Dunsworth is irreplaceable in that role, and it would damage the franchise to put another actor in the role. Dunsworth played the drunken cop-turned-security guard on 'Boys' since its debut in 2001. As we reported ... Dunsworth's died Monday after a brief and unexpected illness. He was 71. (TMZ)

Jay Leno on David Letterman: "Even When He Was Mean to Me, It Was Funny". The former 'Tonight Show' host pays tribute to his onetime rival, who'll accept the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 22 David Letterman will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The award, which has been handed out annually since 1998, celebrates the achievements of American comedic talents and has been awarded to such past honorees as Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Bill Murray and Jay Leno. When we started out together in the early 1980s, Dave's performance skill wasn't quite there yet because he hadn't done it enough. But he was a natural. When I first met him, I asked him, "How can you be so natural up there? I'm scared to death." He said, "Ah, I just do it." The best days of my career were doing Late Night With David Letterman. My favorite thing to do before the show was when Dave was coming down the hall to makeup, I would hide around the corner and I would get a huge meatball sandwich. When I knew Dave was coming, I would start to eat it, and he'd be like, "What are you doing? How can you eat before you go on?" I would keep trying to get him to eat it and then I would start bringing the sandwich on the show. We were just two opposites, you know? I remember I had this thing where I would go into the audience and shake hands when I came out. One day, I was watching Dave, and he steps in front of this big Plexiglas wall and puts his hands through with two rubber gloves on and he's shaking hands with people. It was really funny. It was the exact opposite of what I do, and that was the joke. The one thing about Dave was, even when he was mean to me, it was funny, and that's all that matters. The idea that there was a huge rift between me and Dave -- yeah, of course there was. I think Dave felt really sad he didn't get The Tonight Show. And our shows were very competitive. Whether it's two sports teams, or two boxers, you can trash talk each other, but it doesn't mean you don't respect each other. I think there was a mutual admiration. It's not that we have a lot in common -- we don't -- but I think that we have a mutual admiration for each other's ability to make each other laugh. Of course, some of [the rivalry] was serious, but you have to be reasonably thick-skinned if you want to do this for a living. But it's all right. If it's funny, all bets are off. When other people go, "Leno's an asshole," well, that's not funny, I'm sorry. But Dave would always go about it in a funny way. There was no animosity there. Comics have a bond: You have more in common with your worst enemy if they're a comic than you do with your best friend, because you share something that regular people just don't get. I haven't spoken to Dave recently. He can be a quirky character. It's just Dave being Dave. When I see him with the beard, I smile because other people go, "Why does Dave have that beard? He looks creepy." That's just his sense of humor. But I'm thrilled that Dave is getting the Mark Twain award. It's a great award -- it's Mark Twain! And it gives my Mark Twain Prize [in 2015] credence.

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