Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Nashville's Clare Bowen Marries Musician Brandon Robert Young. Wedding bells are ringing for Nashville star Clare Bowen! The actress and singer married her longtime boyfriend and fellow musician, Brandon Robert Young, at the Cedar Hill Refuge in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. They were married by John Carter Cash, a dear friend of both the bride and groom. The Australian native donned a white gown -- designed by the actress and Olia Zavozina -- for her nuptials and cataloged the weekend on Instagram, snapping some sweet moments before the ceremony, including stunning sunrise views on the day she tied the knot. "Watching the sunrise. Wearing the blanket I was wrapped in when I was born around my shoulders. Gonna go marry my soulmate now. #foreverbowenyoung," Bowen captioned a photo shared early Saturday morning. Young first popped the question in December 2015 onstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, but their wedding plans were delayed after Bowen's brother was diagnosed with cancer. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight back in January about her brother's diagnosis and her wedding plans, she said, "We got engaged and then my brother got sick, so we dropped everything. Everything stopped and we went to Australia to help him. Now, Tim is in remission [and] we're just able to start planning, and it's going like wildfire." Bowen admitted that she never thought of herself as the marrying type -- until she met Young. "I had never wanted to get married before Brandon, which I kind of love," Bowen told ET. "We're picking flowers and I'm designing dresses. ... It's so beautiful. It's so much fun. I had no idea because I didn't have any dreams about it before him." (People)

Jaime Pressly Gives Birth to Twin Boys Leo and Lenon. Oh, babies! Jaime Pressly is officially a mom to twin boys, the actress announced on social media Monday. Jaime welcomed Leo and Lenon into the world on Oct. 16 with her longtime boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi. "They're here!" she captioned an image of her little ones snuggled up in matching onesies. "Introducing our new additions, Leo and Lenon, born October 16th. #DoubleTrouble" The My Name Is Earl star is also mom to 10-year-old Dezi James with ex Eric Calvo. Jaime announced the unexpected pregnancy in June, telling People at the time that despite attempting to conceive "for quite a while," the wonderful news came as a total surprise to her and Hamzi. "Twins don't run on either side of our families so we were completely shocked," the new mama shared. "This wasn't IVF or anything like that. It was just a shock, and I'm like, 'Doctor, that's impossible!'" Pressly, who currently stars on CBS' Mom, also gushed, "I've always wanted three kids and the older I'm getting, I'm like, 'OK, maybe just one more would be nice. I was getting a little sad, but it was like, 'We'll give you two in one. You don't have to do another pregnancy.'" Prior to giving birth, Jaime welcomed her Instagram followers into Leo and Lenon's nursery, which was decorated with a zoo-inspired theme in mind. She candidly compared carrying two children to "having eight limbs moving around" in an interview with the mag, adding, "There's a lot more discomfort than there was with one. I've had a fairly easy pregnancy considering so many women go through so much worse, so I've been very, very lucky." Congratulations to the entire family! (Eonline)

Billy Joel Welcomes Third Daughter Remy Anne! Another "Uptown Girl"! Billy Joel and wife Alexis welcomed their second daughter, Remy Anne, on Sunday, Oct. 22 at New York University Hospital with Dr. Ashley Roman in New York, a rep for Joel confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. Remy Anne Joel entered the world at 7:50 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. "Sunday night, Billy and Alexis Joel welcomed Remy Anne into their family," Joel's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Alexis and Remy are doing well, and everyone is thrilled." Baby Remy is Joel's third child and his second with wife Alexis, whom he began dating in 2009. The music icon, 68, and accomplished equestrian, 35, welcomed daughter Della Rose in August 2015, one month after they tied the knot at his estate in Long Island, New York. Joel is also dad to singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, 31, his daughter with ex-wife Christie Brinkley. Both Joel and his eldest daughter were in the delivery room to support Alexis as she gave birth. The "Piano Man" singer first revealed that he was expecting his third child in a recent interview with the Belfast Telegraph. (People)

Chris Evans and Jenny Slate Spark Reconciliation Rumors After Exchanging Flirty Twitter Messages. Forget about love notes; pass along a love tweet! While Chris Evans and Jenny Slate may have called it quits on their romantic relationship back in February, the former couple has some fans asking if these two could be giving love a second chance. Over the weekend, Chris took to Twitter with a random thought for his followers. "The theme song to Mash stresses me out. The Pavlovian response is that it's time to go to bed and I probably haven't done my homework," he wrote online. "'Probably haven't'???? Cmon, Christopher. Have you done your homework or haven't you?" Jenny replied back while raising a few eyebrows. "It's 7pm and you've had the whoooole weekend. Cmon." But wait, there's more! Chris wrote back, "How's your handwriting? Can you write me a note? Let's cut class!" Jenny added, "This is terrifying and exhilarating. Meet me behind the gym after science. I have shark bites." LOL! While it may just be two friendly exes exchanging a few humorous tweets, it hasn't stopped some fans from speculating about their status. Earlier this month, Us Weekly reported the pair reuniting for a dinner date in Atlanta. And unlike other couples who have nasty breakups, these two have stayed cordial with one another. "She's the best. I've never ever ever met someone in my life who has a mastery of the English language the way she does," Chris previously shared with People. "She'll give you one sentence and there's no fat to it. You're like, 'You just chose such an unbelievable collection of words that beautifully articulate what you say.'" He added, "It's like an art form talking with her, because the visuals associated with her expression are just so colorful. She's so vulnerable, so honest, so interested in other people more than herself. She's incredibly compassionate. There's just nothing to not love about her." As for Jenny, she couldn't help but be attracted to her Gifted co-star who proved to be quite the charmer early on. "I remember him saying to me, 'You're going to be one of my closest friends,'" she recalled to New York magazine. "I was just like, 'Man, I f--king hope this isn't a lie, because I'm going to be devastated if this guy isn't my friend.'" (Eonline)

She's taken! Star Jones is engaged to her boyfriend, Ricardo Lugo, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. The TV personality revealed the news while attending the Angel Ball in NYC on Monday, October 23. "We're engaged," Jones, 55, told Us at the event. She added, laughing: "Not talking about it." The former View cohost went public with Lugo at the 8th Annual Children's Museum of the East End Family Affair in Bridgehampton, New York, in July 2016. "He's wonderful," she told Us on Monday night. "I'm happy and that's all anybody outside of my family needs to know." Back in July, Lugo posted a photo with Jones and Vanessa Williams at the National Urban League Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. "Intelligent, talented, beautiful, and strong women!" he wrote at the time. This will be Jones' second walk down the aisle. She filed for divorce from Al Reynolds in April 2008 after four years of marriage. (US Weekly)

Fergie Chokes Up as She Tells Wendy Williams She Wanted to Stay Married to Josh Duhamel 'Forever'. Fergie burst into tears as she opened up about her split from husband Josh Duhamel. "It wasn't my plan. I wanted to stay married forever," the Double Dutchess hitmaker, 42, tells host Wendy Williams in an exclusive clip from Thursday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show. In September, Fergie and Duhamel, 44, confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively that they were going their separate ways after eight years of marriage. "I love Josh, he's the father of my child ... You're making me cry," the singer says to Williams of their 4-year-old son Axl Jack. "We forever have that project together and we're doing the best we can." Williams also explains that Fergie and Duhamel have been separated since February but they tried to figure out their relationship before publicly confirming their separation. The pair's split came as a shock to many, but some who know them best said they had been traveling down different paths for a while. "They have been leading separate lives for a long time," a source previously told PEOPLE in September. "With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year," Fergie and Duhamel said in a joint statement to PEOPLE about their breakup. "To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family." Fergie's appearance on The Wendy Williams Show airs Thursday (check your local listings). (People)

The muscular mystery man seen on video engaging in an epic makeout session with Amber Heard in Australia in September is hunky stuntman Mana Hira Davis, Page Six can exclusively reveal. Heard, who is on the Gold Coast finishing up "Aquaman" with Jason Momoa, was caught on video passionately kissing Davis in the backyard of her rental house by a guest at a real estate open house next door. Davis, who hails from New Zealand, has performed stunts in "San Andreas," "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "Ghost in the Shell." He has also served as the stunt double for Richard Armitage in the "Hobbit" films. According to his resume, Davis is 6-foot-2, and can do high falls, harness and wire work, weaponry and swordplay, fight choreography and basic horseback riding. He is also a licensed personal trainer, forklift driver, open-water advanced diver, and is certified in CPR. He's a serious upgrade from Heard's ex-husband Johnny Depp, whose stunts seem limited to emptying bottles of red wine and blasting Hunter S. Thompson's ashes into space from a cannon. Heard and Davis seem to be inseparable, according to sources. The new couple was spotted last week with Heard's best friend Raquel Pennington and stuntman Kelly McNaught at Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium in Broadbeach, Queensland. Heard previously dated tech billionaire Elon Musk, but the couple split in August, partly due to their busy schedules. "Although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another," Musk wrote on Instagram. "Long distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds." A rep for Heard did not respond. Davis' rep tells us they "can neither confirm nor deny this rumor." (Page Six)

Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Grant, calls the Suits star, "strong, very worldly, very educated, very graceful" in a new interview announcing her forthcoming memoir: The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister. While the title doesn't exactly sound favorable to Markle, 36, with whom she shares a father, Grant told Good Morning Britain on Monday, October 23, "Well, it is true that I'm writing a book and the title is accurate, what is not true [is] this unbelievable swell that's been created that it's some sort of slamming 'tell-all.'" It isn't clear when the sisters last spoke, but a source told E! News back on April 3, "Samantha Grant doesn't have a relationship with Meghan Markle and she never has. As they were 17 years apart, they were never raised in the same house. Meghan was raised an only child by her loving parents." Grant went on to explain that the book is more about their family than her high-profile relationship with Prince Harry: "First of all, it's only a tell-all in that I go through and recant some of the beautiful nuances of our lives, our family home. But more importantly it has to do with the inter-racial evolution of this country through the lens of my life and my family since the Civil Rights Act until present, and how that intersects with this recent event with my sister, you know, my feelings about it, my family's feelings about it and how sad it was going through it all. But it's more of a beautiful, warm, witty story of our lives and my life." With engagement rumors swirling, Grant isn't sure she'll receive an invite to the royal wedding. "I'm quite a distance away, but of course I would go and yeah, I don't know, but we'll see," she told the outlet. As previously reported, a Markle insider revealed to Us Weekly that the couple will make an official engagement announcement "soon. (US Weekly)

Young and The Restless Star Kristoff St. John Seeks Treatment After Mental Health Scare. The Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John will be undergoing psychiatric treatment after a reported mental health scare last Wednesday, confirms EW. The outlet reports that the actor, who has played Neil Winters since 1991 on the long-running soap opera, will be meeting with his CBS bosses this week after the incident last week. Over the weekend, TMZ reported that St. John was hospitalized and placed under a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening to kill himself with a gun. The site also claims that St. John's mental health scare was triggered by the upcoming, three-year anniversary of the death of his son Julian, who committed suicide at the age of 24 on Nov. 23, 2014. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, St. John's ex-wife Mia St. John, who was married to the actor from 1991-1995, slammed reports about the initial incident. "I want the world to know the truth about what is happening with Kristoff, because currently there is inaccurate, and fabricated information being reported by certain online outlets," said the ex. She continued, "No parent should ever have to bury their child, and for those who do, it is a nightmare that haunts you forever. The death of our beloved son Julian has taken a toll on both of us. He is an actor and while he may appear whole on the outside, his heart is broken. As a society, we need to start taking mental health seriously and realize that no one is immune." St. John's last tweet was on Oct. 12 to alert his followers about mental health awareness. The grieving father wrote, "MY TWITTER FRIENDS! Please retweet this and show support for: #MentalHealthAwareness #Mentalhealth #love #support #together." He also has a pinned tweet from 2015 that says, "Going to war...for justice...vindication...for my son Julian and those that suffer from mental illness. Godspeed." We hope Kristoff gets the help he's looking for. (Eonline)

Tony Goldwyn reveals he was sexually harassed. "Scandal" actor Tony Goldwyn shared his own Hollywood casting couch story in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal and the ensuing #MeToo movement. On Friday, Goldwyn tweeted his support for actress Lupita Nyong'o, who told the story of her experiences with Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed, commending her for her bravery and calling for men to end their predatory actions and attitudes toward women in entertainment. In her essay, Nyong'o accused Weinstein of trying to force alcohol on her, offering her a massage, removing his clothes in front of her and making a potential threat to the future of her career when she rejected his advances. Weinstein has since denied the allegations, saying that he "has a different recollection of the events." While on the red carpet of the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday, Goldwyn told Access Hollywood that he was also a victim of Hollywood's sexual harassment and casting couch culture. "It happened to me when I was literally Lupita's age in my last year of acting school," he said. "It happened to me by a man, and it wasn't as extended and awful as what Lupita went through, but it was the same thing," he continued. "It was the casting couch and I didn't understand what was going on, what was happening -- I thought it was my fault. I thought I was misunderstanding the situation ... It took me a couple of years to get over it." Goldwyn's story comes in the midst of the #MeToo movement, which saw social media flooded with stories of sexual harassment and assault in the aftermath of the Weinstein scandal. Stars including Tom Jones, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Lawrence in recent weeks have opened up about their own experiences with sexual predators in the industry. (PageSix)

Kathy Griffin slams Lisa Bloom and 'Spineless Heiress' Anderson Cooper. Kathy Griffin unexpectedly severed ties with her attorney, Lisa Bloom, over the weekend, but the comedian has come forward to explain why she axed her. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Griffin recalled the disastrous June 2 press conference she participated in with Bloom to address her controversial Donald Trump "severed head" photo. Hours after the much-maligned event, Griffin participated in a conference call with Bloom, her entertainment lawyer and her First Amendment lawyer, as well as Braden Pollock, who is Bloom's husband and the manager of her firm. "Lisa said, 'Kathy, I don't like it that you're the only other woman on this call and you're not speaking up for me,'" Griffin recounted to The Daily Beast. "And I'm like, 'Are you f–king kidding me? After everything I've been through, you're gonna try to play the f–king feminist card with me? ... Are you f–king nuts? It doesn't work that way. I don't have your back on this one at all.'" Griffin also claimed Bloom has repeatedly called her and her manager-boyfriend Randy Bick, but Bloom denied Griffin's claims in an email response to the publication. "Really? Bombarding? Please show call logs then. I sent one text to Kathy in the last three months, and placed one call to Randy recently," she retorted. Bloom also claimed the last time she saw Griffin in person, the comedian greeted her with a hug. "I had no idea there was a problem until a reporter reached out to me about this a few days ago," Bloom added. As for why Griffin was friendly toward Bloom, she explained that it had to do with a conversation she once had with Martha Stewart. "I asked her, what would you do if you ran into Trump," she said. "And Martha Stewart answered, 'I'd say "hello."'" Griffin also blasted Bloom for giving more interviews following the press conference, something she viewed as "fame-whoring." Bloom released an extensive statement on Twitter explaining her side of the story. Griffin was slated to host CNN's New Year's Eve alongside good friend Anderson Cooper, but after she was fired from the gig in the wake of the controversy, the comedian made it clear that she and the CNN anchor are no longer pals, especially after he called her out on social media. Using a quote "from my gays," Griffin called Cooper "The Spineless Heiress," a reference to his Vanderbilt roots. Andy Cohen has since been selected to replace Griffin on the broadcast. (PageSix)

Tyrese's baby mama filed a police report against him after he hired a plane to fly a banner over his daughter's school and sent her various gifts. The banner reading, "No matter what, Daddy loves you Shayla" flew over the 10-year-old's elementary school Monday in the Valley. Tyrese's ex, Norma Gibson, believes he hired the plane. Further, her attorney, Aleen Laura Khanjian, tells TMZ a bunch of gifts -- balloons, a fruit basket, teddy bear and a card -- were delivered to the school on Monday -- addressed to Shayla, from Dad. Khanjian says Norma filed a police report because they have a temporary restraining order against Tyrese which prohibits him from any direct or indirect contact with Shayla and Norma. Norma is accusing Tyrese of spanking Shayla ... and the Dept. of Children and Family Services is investigating. Norma's attorney believes the gestures are also a form of witness intimidation ... since DCFS could interview Shayla as part of its investigation. Sources connected to Tyrese tell us he believes he is NOT in violation of the restraining order because he didn't have any personal contact with Shayla. (TMZ)

Aries Spears' ex-wife says his ex-girlfriend chased her to her front door with their car ... and now she's going to a judge for protection. Aries' ex-wife, Elisa Larregui, got a restraining order against Shelayne Turner for alleged harassment and threats she says she's endured for 9 years ... all of which hit a boiling point earlier this month in what sounds like a crazy chase. Elisa claims Shelayne and her 2 daughters threatened her and called her a bitch while she was locked in her car, and then proceeded to follow her in their own car to her front door ... promising to be back. Elisa also claims Shelayne nearly attacked her with a crowbar in 2012. She says Shelayne is jealous of her and Aries, who she says she's still married to ... despite them getting divorced in 2014. She also says Shelayne hates the fact that Elisa has 2 of Aries' kids. Elisa says she fears Shelayne will attack and possibly even kill her and her kids. A judge signed off on a temporary restraining order ... requiring Shelayne to stay at least 100 yards away from Elisa and her kids. (TMZ)

A Justin Bieber fan was arrested at the singer's Beverly Hills home Monday after cops say she wandered onto the property looking for the singer ... for the third time this week. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops got a call to the home around 7:30 PM ... we're told Justin's security detained the woman until officers arrived. Our sources say the woman -- in her 40's -- showed up at the home two other times in the last week and was warned by security to stay away. We're told she made it on the property but did not make it inside the home. Justin was home during the incident, but did not make contact with the woman. She was booked for trespassing. (TMZ)

Blac Chyna's gonna have to jog her memory when she finally sits down and gets grilled about a 2-year-old car crash involving her BMW ... because the victim's lawyer thinks she's lying. Jon Teller, the attorney for one of the women involved in the 2015 crash, tells TMZ ... BC is scheduled to be deposed this week and the objective's clear -- poke holes in her story that she was home at the time of the crash. Teller's adamant BC was in the car at the time of the crash ... if not behind the wheel. Teller adds Blac hasn't shown one shred of evidence she was home on November 11. As we reported ... passengers in the SUV said they saw 2 African-American women in miniskirts get out of BC's BMW and jump in a car that had been following them. Blac's friend, Paige Addison, told cops she was behind the wheel and BC was not in the car. Paige was charged with felony hit-and-run. Teller also tells us his client's lifestyle has been severely curtailed since the accident ... she's no longer active because of injuries to her back that might require invasive surgery. Teller says she wants hundreds of thousands to cover her medical expenses and the case could cross the million dollar line with pain and suffering and punitives. We've reached out to BC, so far no word back. (TMZ)

10-Year-Old Boy Testifies That He Witnessed Nicki Minaj's Brother Rape His Sister: 'I Thought It Wasn't Right'. A damning testimony has come out against Nicki Minaj's brother during his highly controversial child rape trial. On Monday, a 10-year-old boy bravely took the stand and testified that he witnessed the alleged rape of his sister at the hands of Jelani Maraj. The youngster -- who was dressed in a black tuxedo and clutched a yellow star-shaped toy -- told jurors that while he knew what he witnessed "wasn't right," Maraj threatened him to remain silent. As the boy's family members quietly wept in the courtroom at the Nassau County Supreme Court, the youth detailed a 2015 incident where he saw Jelani and his sister in a compromising position in a basement. The young boy shared: "What happened was I was looking for [her]. My pencil broke and I didn't have any others." In case you forgot, Jelani has been accused of repeatedly raping his then-11-year-old stepdaughter. The victim is now 14 years old. As for the eye witness, he was eight at the time of the alleged incident. The boy claims he saw his sister's pants "around her ankles." He continued: "I saw his underwear close to his knees." How awful. When asked by prosecutors about what happened next, the boy noted: "I thought it wasn't right. It looked weird to me so I ran upstairs." The rap mogul's brother later found the boy and slapped him in the face "about 10 times." The youth added: "He asked me if I had seen anything. I said, 'Yes.' He slapped me on the cheek." To make matters worse, Maraj then supposedly told the boy that he wouldn't see his mother Jacqueline Robinson if he spoke out. The child explained to the courtroom: "Jelani said I wouldn't see her again if I told on him. His face was kind of mad." The victim's brother also alleges that, as he and his sister share a wall, he could hear her bed creaking at night. Jelani sounds like a monster to us. Nonetheless, defense lawyer David Schwartz attempted to tear apart the boy's testimony by getting him to admit that the lights were off when he witnessed the alleged rape. The lawyer has also suggested that the accusations brought against Jelani is part of a $25 million extortion plot against the man's famous sister. The evidence is still substantial against Maraj though, as a doctor testified last week that the girl's medical records "can prove penetration." Not to mention, prosecutors say Jelani's DNA was found on a pair of the girl's pajama pants. Ugh. Even after all of this damning evidence, the Anaconda rapper is slated to testify on behalf of her brother. Oh, Nicki, nooooooo. (Perez Hilton)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Dakota Fanning appears to have a new leading man. The 23-year-old actress has been cozying up to Henry Frye all over New York this month. Although not much is known about Fanning's new beau, according to his Facebook page he lives in New York and studied at the University of Vermont. The first photos of the couple popped up on social media on Oct. 15 -- of the lovebirds licking each other's faces in a bathroom at the Jane Hotel. Fanning and Frye were then spotted at back-to-back sporting events at Madison Square Garden, first locking lips at a Rangers game last week and then at the Knicks game Sunday night, where they were pictured laughing and holding hands. On Monday, they were spotted again in New York, heading to the gym together. Last year, Fanning told Town & Country that people in New York didn't notice her because they're too "self-involved." Well, we see you Dakota. Fannings reps didn't get back to us. (Page Six)

Stephen Curry Shares Touching Pregame Moment with 9-Year-Old Boy Who Tragically Lost His Father in Car Crash. Stephen Curry took time out of his pregame routine to offer his condolences to Brayden Harris, days after his father was killed in a car crash. Before Monday's Golden State Warriors game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center, Curry, 29, was spotted consoling the 9-year-old boy in the tunnel during warmups. Brayden's father, Bruce, who is the brother of Mavericks guard Devin Harris, died on Thursday in Dallas. After the game, which the Warriors defeated the Mavs 133-103, Curry spoke with reporters about how he tried "to lift [Brayden's] spirits" during this difficult time. "It's obviously sometimes hard to find the right words to say in that situation because it's such a tough blow to the family. And at that age, I can't imagine what he's going through but best thing I can say is to lean on his family to give him that strength to get through tough times," said the father of two, who was told about Brayden's situation by his brother, Mavericks guard Seth Curry. "Nobody could tell him how to feel. Allow him to get through it the best he can but with his family by his side and lean on them for strength and support and love. Hopefully, they'll be there for him," he added. Concluding, "There's no right thing to say in that situation but tried to show him there are lots of people thinking about him, praying for him." Devin did not play in Monday's game but addressed his brother's death in a press conference prior. "I lost my brother tragically and it's been a tough week," Harris said, according to NBA.com. "The family is taking it pretty hard, as you would expect them to. Probably the toughest thing I've had to deal with, dealing with myself, trying to explain it to his kids, my kids-it's just been tough." Adding, "I came to spend some time with my nephew to try to get his mind off of it." (People)

Paying it forward! Paris Jackson chartered a plane and brought relief supplies to victims in the area of Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Friday, October 20, a source tells Us Weekly. The actress and model, 19, took some of the supplies to a school in the area that doesn't have running water or electricity after devastating hurricanes ripped through the island. According to the source, she took a generator for the school, along with a backpack, personal water purifier and solar light for each of the students. The majority of the kids do not have electricity in their homes, leaving them unable to do homework, so the time they have at school is even more important. Aguadilla is located on the West side of the island and getting less attention and resources than some areas in Puerto Rico due to downed bridges and other road infrastructure issues causing it to be largely cut off from San Juan. Other celebrities such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Bethenny Frankel and many more have been a beacon of hope to the island which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September. The Real Housewives of New York star shared a photo to Instagram on Friday, October 20, captioned: "Thank you @ParisJackson our humanitarian of the day for helping us charter a plane to distribute relief in Aguadilla to those in need. #BeStrongGlobalBetter #thisisacrisis xoxo" The daughter of the late Michael Jackson is known to take a stand on issues she is passionate about. In August 2017, she used her time on-stage at the MTV VMAs to mock Donald Trump and spoke out against the Charlottesville violence before presenting. Speaking on unity, she said: "You know, if we all put our voices together, do you realize the difference we would make?" Jackson also uses her social media as a platform to promote body positivity. She posted a topless Instagram photo of herself wearing only a pair of Calvin Klein underwear on Monday, October 16, and captioned it, "Comfortable in my rolls. F -- k wit me." (US Weekly)

Playboy is taking steps to protect its biz regarding its iconic bunny logo -- almost a month after their founder Hugh Hefner died. Playboy filed to renew the rights to a retro version of its Playboy bunny mark on a ton of its packaging and other items that'd typically feature the regular logo. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, they're looking to lock down the image of a smirking white bunny in a tux and plaster it on pretty important Playboy merch ... like magazines, for example ... plus calendars, boxes, stationery materials and LOTS of other stuff. The move's interesting, especially considering Hef died just last month. Some might have seen it as a signal to potentially change the branding ... but Playboy says that's not the case. A rep for Playboy tells TMZ ... this "new" bunny ain't all that new -- it's been used by the company before, having appeared on the cover of their February 1960 issue, and has popped up over the years. We're told Playboy is simply trying to re-assert its ownership of this version of the Playboy bunny, and that it ain't changing their iconic logo. Happy Throwback ... Tuesday. (TMZ)

Kendall Jenner is moving to Beverly Hills, and she's cozying up in Charlie Sheen's old digs ... which could spell trouble if she doesn't lock up. Sources tell us Kendall recently purchased Charlie's old mansion in Bev Hills for a cool $8.5 million. Problem is, this is his infamous bachelor pad ... the same place his car got jacked and driven off a cliff. You'll recall ... Kendall just got the hell out of WeHo this past summer after a string of scary incidents -- including an obsessed fan following her up her driveway ... and someone burglarizing the home. She paid $6.5 mil for that place -- looks like she shelled out a bit more for this one. It also looks like Charlie got less than what he wanted for it. We can't blame her for zeroing in on Charlie's mansion, though -- at five bedrooms, six baths and a courtyard for Kings (or Queens) ... the purchase seems like a no-brainer. One suggestion ... double bolt the gate to your driveway, Kendall. 'Cause that's exactly where Charlie's whip got swooped. (TMZ)

Celebrity photographer Terry Richardson has reportedly been blacklisted from working with magazines including Vogue, GQ and Glamour after years of weathering sexual harassment allegations against him. The publishing powerhouse Conde Nast sent out a letter to their staff saying they can no longer work with the fashion photographer and any photos commissioned but not yet published "killed or substituted with other material," according to The Telegraph. Richardson -- famous for his sexy photo shoots and directing Miley Cyrus' nude "Wrecking Ball" video -- has been accused in the past of sexually exploiting and abusing models. He has denied the allegations. The move comes in the wake of company over an outpouring of sexual harassment allegations. (Page Six)

London Plastic Surgeon to the Stars Victim of Cyber Attack: Could the Royals Be Affected? One plastic surgery clinic in London has been the victim of an alleged cyber-attack. A spokesperson for London Bridge Plastic Surgery confirms to E! News that their security "was breached and that data has been stolen." While the company's IT experts are still working to establish exactly what data has been compromised, Metropolitan Police are already investigating. "The group behind the attack are highly sophisticated and well known to international law enforcement agencies having targeted large US medical providers and corporations over the past year," the company said. "We are horrified that they have now targeted our patients." Their statement continued, "Security and patient confidentiality has always been of the utmost importance to us. We are profoundly sorry for any distress this data breach may cause our patients and our teams are available around the clock to speak to anyone who has any concerns." Police confirm to E! News that no arrests have been made as of now but enquiries are ongoing. According to The Daily Beast who first broke the story, a hacking group called The Dark Overlord is behind the cyber-attack. The group first emerged in mid-2016 when they hacked into a myriad of medical centers across the United States. In regards to their most recent hack, the group teased what they obtained to one of the outlet's reporters. "We have [terabytes] of this s--t. Databases, names, everything," a representative from The Dark Overlord shared. "There are some royal families in here. The world has never seen a medical dump of a plastic surgeon to such degree." The images do not appear to be publicly available yet and its unclear if the group will follow through with their threat. (Eonline)

Music

Warning to Khalid fans: don't go grabbin' the R&B star's junk if you're ever in the front row at one of his concerts, because he thinks it's hella disrespectful. We got Khalid at LAX Monday and asked him what he thought about a fan copping a feel of Harry Styles' privates mid-performance over the weekend. Khalid thinks the fan crossed the line since being a pop star and getting felt up onstage don't go hand in hand ... at least not anymore. Khalid says he doesn't mind getting touchy-feely with fans but dude's got his boundaries. (TMZ)

Lady Gaga Shares Sunset Snapchat Confirming Relationship with Christian Carino. Lady Gaga has been outspoken in recent months about her personal pain -- her battle with fibromyalgia and the commemoration of her late best friend's birthday, as two examples -- but on Sunday (Oct. 22), it was all bliss. The mastermind behind Platinum album Joanne took to her Snapchat at sunset, sharing a photo of her boyfriend, CAA agent Christian Carino, holding her up as they look into each other eyes with the sun between them in the distance. Twitter Ads info and privacy While the latest photo lends itself as further confirmation of the pair's relationship, it is not the first sign of PDA. Prior to Gaga's halftime performance in February at Super Bowl LI, Gaga was spotted taking selfies and showing affection with Carino. According to Page Six back in late August, Gaga said during her Joanne World Tour stop at Citi Field in New York, "When I went backstage, Christian was by the stairs making sure I was OK. The best part about being in love with someone is having them there to catch you if you fall." Earlier this month, Gaga rescheduled her European dates after previously cancelling them due to "severe physical pain." (Billboard)

Stevie Wonder Kneels While Singing National Anthem at Formula 1 Race. On the same day Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton held his British flag in triumph after winning the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Sunday (Oct. 22), Stevie Wonder knelt before the American flag -- symbolically, at least. Technically, Wonder knelt while performing the National Anthem using his trusty harmonica. According to Time Out, Wonder told the audience, "I've never seen the color of my skin nor the color of your skin. What I want you to know is that we are in a race, we here, all of us here, a race against time -- it's time for all the leaders, all the people, all of us to come together in the spirit of unity so we can move this world to a positive form." Also according to Time Out, "many among the audience dropped to a knee with him." Wonder also reportedly worked in some of the Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" into the performance. Kneeling for the anthem has become a symbol of protest against police brutality and racial injustices in America. The gesture was originated by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the NFL's 2016 preseason and has continued throughout the league (and beyond) in 2017 -- ignited by comments made by President Trump in September. Wonder also knelt for his performance of the national anthem at New York's Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 23. (Billboard)

Camila Cabello Teases Cinematic 'Havana' Video. Grab some popcorn and settle in, because it looks like Camila Cabello has a big screen experience in store for her fans when she finally releases the long-awaited video for her hip-swiveling single "Havana" on Tuesday (Oct. 24). The singer teased the release of the full video on Monday night (Oct. 23) with a 30-second trailer dedicated to "all nerds, hopeless romantics, drama queens, independent ladies and intense grandmas." The clip opens with Cabello strutting toward a theater with a marquee that reads "Camila in Havana," with the singer taking a seat to check out the video directed by Dave Meyers and featuring Young Thug. It seems like there will definitely be some sexy dancing, but that's about all we learn from the quick, sexy look. Another teaser promises appearances from social media stars Lele Pons and LeJuan James, as well as actor and seeming video love interest Noah Centineo (T@gged). (Billboard)

Movies

Tokyo Film Festival Thrives Amid Diplomatic Thaw With China. Japan's premier film event welcomes its biggest Chinese contingent in years. For much of the past decade, deeply rooted geopolitical strain has kept the world's two largest film markets behind North America -- China and Japan, respectively -- from working together. But during the past year, industry players in both nations have begun to see encouraging signs of a thaw -- and given the scale of the nations' entertainment industries, the economic upside is considerable. The abrupt turnabout is nowhere more apparent than at the Tokyo International Film Festival. As recently as 2012, Japan's preeminent cinema event was caught smack in the middle of a flare-up in regional strife as a decades-long dispute over whether China or Japan owns a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea erupted into protests. The dustup resulted in Chinese films and guests pulling out of the Tokyo fest at the last minute, leaving a conspicuous hole in the programming. Fast-forward five years, and the fest now features one of its strongest Chinese contingents in some time, reflecting a broader boom in cross-border business. As Japanese films rack up record earnings at the Chinese box office, a large bloc of content-hungry Chinese buyers is expected at this year's TIFFCOM market. And three Chinese titles are featured during the fest, including Zheng Yi's Soul Inn, Chen Kaige's Legend of the Demon Cat and Dong Yue's The Looming Storm. They will screen in the main competition, presided over by a jury including actress-turned-director Zhao Wei, one of China's biggest stars. "Chinese buyers are quite active recently, and even more are coming to TIFFCOM this year," says Emico Kawai, an international sale executive at Japanese studio Nikkatsu. Led by the latest Doraemon anime, which grossed $21.5 million in China, Japanese films released in the Middle Kingdom this year have taken in more than $50 million -- a big number for an industry more accustomed to international awards than overseas box-office success. And 2016's megahit anime Your Name finished its China run in January with nearly $85 million -- a record for a Japanese title in China. Still, industry players on both sides fret over whether the detente will last, given the way East Asian geopolitics is rarely a still pond for long. And with Kim Jong-un launching rockets over the Japanese archipelago as recently as September, there is plenty of cause for concern -- "a lot of [buyers] are worried about North Korea," concedes Kawai. However, distributors remain optimistic. Shanghai's Joy Pictures, which has achieved box-office success as a specialty importer by releasing such award winners as La La Land ($36 million in China), sees an opportunity on the horizon. With Washington and Beijing now negotiating to expand China's quota on foreign films (currently pegged to 34 titles per year on revenue-sharing terms), most analysts expect more space soon will be made, not just for the U.S., but also for films from Asia and Europe. Says Joy Pictures CEO Zhang Jin, "It will take some time, but we're working with several other Chinese companies to put together a fund to acquire and release Japanese films." (Hollywood Reporter)

Lionsgate Launches India Office, Appoints Rohit Jain as MD. The move builds on the studio's growing India initiatives which include 2015's Bollywood remake of Tom Hardy-starrer 'Warrior.' Lionsgate has set up an office in Mumbai while announcing the appointment of Rohit Jain as MD for India. The move builds on the company's growing plans in the country which included a 2015 Bollywood remake of the Tom Hardy starrer Warrior titled Brothers which starred top actor Akshay Kumar. "If you can imagine Warrior with an erotic, booze-soaked dance number and double the love scenes, then you'll be able to wrap your head around the Indian version of the film," said THR in its review while praising Brothers for adding local tweaks to the original. As announced last year, an upcoming remake of the Bruce Willis starrer Red is also in the works as a coproduction with Bollywood star Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire). Lionsgate said it will "work closely with the studio's theatrical distribution partners to maximize box office for Lionsgatefilms, and it will partner with local production companies to develop intellectual property for theatrical release as well as distribution across other media platforms." Lionsgate India will also "explore investment opportunities throughout the Indian media market." The company has been licensing its international content in India with titles like La La Land and Power Rangers as part of an exclusive SVOD deal signed with Amazon Prime Video. Jain was earlier deputy CEO of Indian direct-to-home company Videocon d2h for seven years in which time he oversaw the company's listing on the New York Stock Exchange. This was followed by d2h merging with rival Dish TV owned by Indian broadcasting giant Zee TV. "We've been focused on the enormous opportunity created by the Indian marketplace for years, and Rohit checks off all the boxes as the right executive to lead our business there," said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. "India is the next logical frontier for Lionsgate's multiplatform content creation, marketing expertise and digital initiatives, and I'm incredibly excited at the opportunities that lie ahead," added Jain. As part of the announcement, Rohit Tiwari of Morris Street Advisors, who had previously served as Lionsgate's local sales agent in India, has transitioned to a consulting relationship to Lionsgate India. (Hollywood Reporter)

South Korean Cinema Chain CJ CGV Landing in Russia. The exhibition giant will become the first major foreign player in Russia's exhibition market. South Korean cinema chain CJ CGV is set to launch operations in Russia. News agency Interfax reported that the company will open 33 theaters with a total of 160 screens, becoming the first major foreign player in Russia's film exhibition market. CJ CGV will operate in Russia via a 70 percent stake in a new joint venture with ADG Group, a local developer that won contracts to reconstruct older movie theaters in Moscow. A time frame for reconstruction and launch of CJ CGV movie theaters has not yet been announced. But once all sites are operational, the Korean company will become Moscow's leading cinema operator based on number of theaters, and the second in terms of screens. Earlier this year, Russian media reported that CJ CGV was considering the acquisition of Karo, one of the country's top cinema chains. ADG Group acquired its theaters from the Moscow government in 2015, in the Russian film exhibition industry's biggest privatization deal ever. Most of the theaters are out of service and require substantial renovation. At the time of the acquisition, it was said that $637 million will have to be invested in renovation. CJ CGV is South Korea's leading cinema chain and the world's fifth biggest, running theaters in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Turkey and the United States. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Sara Ramirez Returning to TV With Madam Secretary Series Regular Gig. Sara Ramirez is returning to TV. The Grey's Anatomy fan favorite is joining the cast of CBS's Madam Secretary in the wake of Bebe Neuwirth's departure. Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, described as "a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth manages to coax her back into the State Department." She makes her debut in the Sunday, Nov. 19 episode of the CBS drama. "We're very excited that Sara is joining the cast," Barbara Hall, executive producer and series creator, said in a statement. "She brings a fresh perspective and a fun, energetic quality to the State Department staff." "We are thrilled to have Sara join the Madam Secretary State Department team," Lori McCreary, executive producer, said in a statement. "From the moment she walked on set with her talent, intellect and spirit, she became part of the family!" Madam Secretary stars Tea Leoni, Tim Daly, Zeljko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood and Evan Roe. The series follows Leoni's Elizabeth McCord, the Secretary of State. Ramirez steps in as Neuwirth, a series regular since the show's start, exited the show. Neuwirth revealed the Sunday, Oct. 22 episode of the drama would be her last and said she had requested to leave the series. Ramirez left Grey's Anatomy at the end of season 12 after more than 200 episodes playing Dr. Callie Torres. She currently voices Queen Miranda on Sofia the First. The actress won a Tony for her work in Spamalot. Madam Secretary airs Sundays, 10 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

Kevin Can Wait Star Chris Roach Says Leah Remini Makes Kevin James ''More Funny.'' It's not personal, it's the business of comedy... Kevin Can Wait has been making headlines ever since producers killed off Kevin James' current TV wife Erinn Hayes for his one-time TV wife Leah Remini. And now one of the show's cast members, Chris Roach, who plays Mott on CBS' sitcom, says that after he saw the former King of Queens stars play off each other, he understood what all the fuss was about. In an interview with Chanel Omari on StarShop on Monday, Roach said that everyone on set was talking about Remini and James' onscreen connection and that the first time he saw James with Remini, who appeared on season one as a guest star, he was floored. James and Remini starred on King of Queens for nine seasons from to 1998-2007. "I thought Erinn and Kevin had great chemistry on season 1, and I would hear people go around and say, 'but you have to see the chemistry between Leah and Kevin? It's undeniable and magnetic.' I didn't really understand until I saw it for myself. When you see it, you're like, 'Ok now I get it.' The two of them together are just magnetic. She makes him more funny." "It was never personal to kill off Erinn Hayes' character," he added. As others have said about the shocking plot move (which never got addressed onscreen), Roach said it happened to keep the show going. "The whole point of the show was that they needed more of a story line to continue the series. Erinn's character was never meant to last. She was amazing while it lasted. The truth is her getting killed off the show suddenly was the point Kevin was trying to make: in real life, these things can happen and sometimes are not explainable, because that's life. He wanted to portray that authentic message throughout the series." James echoed a similar sentiment on Oct. 14. "The plot of the show didn't have enough drive," he told the New York Daily News. "If we got through a second season, I wouldn't see us getting through a third one. We were literally just running out of ideas." Of her guest star appearance in season one, James gushed, "When she came on...it was just the greatest." He added, "Fans loved it, everybody on the crew loved it. We just knew right away, so we thought, 'How can we get her here full-time to be on the show?'" Just kill off the other female lead, that's all! Kevin Can Wait airs Mondays on CBS. (Eonline)

'Thor: Ragnarok' Writer Developing Manga 'Ga-Rei' Into Live-Action Series. Japan has "a treasure trove of material that you can pull from," Craig Kyle told Tokyo's Japan Content Showcase. Thor producer and Thor: Ragnarok co-writer Craig Kyle told Tokyo's Japan Content Showcase on Tuesday that he is developing a live-action TV series of a popular supernatural action manga, lauding Japan as a "treasure trove" of character and stories. Kyle, who currently runs Yugen Entertainment with partner Tim Connors, in a keynote appearance said he was currently developing a live-action TV series version of Hajime Segawa's Ga-Rei, telling the story of two young girls "destined to define the fate of the living and the dead." He said that he was working on the pilot and flushing out a character bible, signaling that the show could unfold its story over several seasons. An anime series based on the manga was dubbed Ga-Rei: Zero and had 12 episodes. He also said the deal he struck for the option to develop the manga "is very reflective of the depth of the properties that you can offer the international market." "What it has more than anything is wonderful, wonderful characters," Kyle said. "That's the one component, above all else, that will guarantee a success if handled properly by those you entrust with those characters and the IP. Everyone who wants the next Game of Thrones, I will make the bold statement that Ga-Rei has that potential." "I left Marvel with all my friends intact ... I wanted to touch far more worlds than the ones I had been exposed to for 14 years," Kyle told the crowd about why he founded Yugen. "The best place to find those great stories is here. ... [Japan has] a treasure trove of material that you can pull from." And he said: "The Japanese stories and characters that have appeared since before I was a kid have far exceeded those that we have done in the States. When it comes to gender, the diversity, on all levels fearless choices are made. ... [The characters have] so many tremendous shades of emotional and sexual and personal gray. They're just bold." Kyle's conclusion: "You own the vault. ... You guys are were the promised land is." But he also urged Japanese content owners looking for partners to adapt their material to be picky, so adaptations don't fall shy of expectations. "A lot gets lost" in most adaptations, which means he doesn't have too many he has liked, he explained. And too often source material doesn't get enough attention and ends up getting "abused." Asked what keys to success he see for adaptations, Kyle discussed the recent film version of Ghost in the Shell, saying: "The size of the movie that was made recently ended up putting an actress in place, like Scarlett [Johansson] who was wonderful in some roles, was never meant to be the lead in that story. But if you spend this much money, to get the number of people in the seat studios believe those actors have to be of a certain caliber, right or wrong. I would say make the best movie. If it's great, people will come." His suggestion was that creatives must in the case of any suggested change must withstand the question "does it improve upon" the original material. Kyle argued that "everyone else in the States is out of ideas," which means that, "they are trying to find any movie or property they don't own." His conclusion that he shared with the Japanese crowd: "You guys are in control." (Hollywood Reporter)

Another Casting Vet Pleads No Contest in Pay-to-Play Audition Scandal. Peter Pappas, who has worked on 'Mom,' 'Two and a Half Men' and 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager,' agreed to community service as part of his deal. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office agreed to a no contest plea deal with casting associate Peter Pappas -- the seventh since it announced 25 indictments in February as part of a broad crackdown against alleged violations of California's Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention act. Other cases targeting the TV industry's pay-to-play audition scene remain ongoing. Pappas has worked for more than a decade in the business, beginning with 7th Heaven and including stops at The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Two and a Half Men and Mom. As part of his arrangement with City Attorney Mike Feuer, Pappas will perform 100 hours of community service and has agreed not to teach classes at any "talent training service" in the state in the future. The workshop firm in Valley Village where he'd been caught by an undercover actor hosting an illegal "class," Your Studio Productions, shut down within a week of the indictments, which were announced a year after The Hollywood Reporter published an investigation into the then-widespread labor problem. After naming the defendants at a press conference on Feb. 2, Feuer noted: "Aspiring performers who pursue their dreams should be treated with respect and never be exploited for profit." (Hollywood Reporter)

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