Friday, October 27, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Jessica Alba is thinking blue. The actress and lifestyle guru revealed the sex of her third child with hubby Cash Warren on Instagram, and it's a boy! Their bundle of joy-to-be joins big sisters Honor Marie, 9, and 6-year-old Haven Garner. "@cashwarren and I couldn't be more thrilled to announce," Jessica captioned a video of her and the other Alba girls opening up a giant box filled with bright blue balloons and confetti. "#officiallyoutnumbered #babyboy #cantwaittospoilhim #hugsandkissesforlife #soontobemamaofthree" Jessica, 36, first announced her pregnancy in July following a family vacation in Hawaii where she was spotted rocking a small baby bump. And as pregnancies go, Alba's been all about enjoying the ride. A source recently revealed to E! News the Honest Company founder is "feeling amazing during this pregnancy" and continues to maintain her ultra-healthy lifestyle. Paired with a nutritious diet, that includes doubling down on hot yoga, spin classes and time on the treadmill as she spends her final few weeks as a mom of tow. "She knows that she will slow down as she gets further along," the source explained. "But right now she is trekking along and is very active." Cash and their young daughters are equally as excited to welcome the new addition with open arms. Our source said Alba's pregnancy wasn't "a surprise at all," adding, "It was always in the cards for them to have a third child. It was definitely part of the plan and they just wanted to wait a few years for the right time." We recently caught up with the gorgeous mama herself, who quipped that baby No. 3 was most definitely her "last one." So while the Alba-Warren brood will finally be complete, its loving matriarch has no intentions of scaling back on her business endeavors. "She is really dedicated to her company," a source told us. "She has said she will slow down once the baby is born, but everyone around her knows she is so dedicated and will still have her hands involved. How does Jessica balance it all? She attributes her success to leaving the office with a smile on her face. "A happy work place actually makes for a healthier person and healthier children," Jessica shared. "If you work five hours a day but you hate your job, your attitude when you come home and what that imposes on your kids outlook and their life and their relationship with them, it actually really affects it. But if you're happy -- even if you come home late and you're working long hours -- if they see that you're happy and you're in a good mood and you're present with them that's way better than you spending ten hours a day with them in misery." Congratulations to the entire family! We can't wait to meet him. (Eonline)

It'll Be a Boy for Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are going to be parents to a son. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 33, and her NBA beau -- who have been dating since September 2016 -- will welcome a baby boy together early next year, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE. This will be Kardashian's first child. Thompson, 26, has a 10-month-old son named Prince Oliver from a previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig. As PEOPLE previously confirmed in September, the pair are over the moon to become parents. "Yes, Khloe and Tristan are expecting and they are absolutely thrilled," a source revealed at the time. "This isn't something they were in a rush to announce to the whole world, and it's only been in just the past week or so that they've felt comfortable telling most of their inner circle." "This is something Khloe has wanted for years and years and yet it's more than that: She didn't want it unless she was in the right relationship for it," the insider added. "She never let it happen with Lamar, intentionally, and she never considered it with James or French or anyone else she has seen." "But this is such a wonderful moment for her: not only is she going to be a mother, she is going to be raising a child with a man she truly loves. Everyone is over the moon for them both." Kardashian's pregnancy news came days after sources confirmed to PEOPLE that Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott are expecting a baby girl. She is due in February. Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West are also expecting their third child -- a daughter -- in January after hiring a surrogate to help them expand their family. Both Kardashian and Jenner, 20, have yet to confirm their baby news. Kardashian West, 37, spilled the beans about her little one on the way in the 10 year anniversary season trailer for KUWTK. Kardashian and Thompson first stepped out together in early September 2016, and have been spending much of their time together since then in Cleveland. Aside from New Year's Eve, the pair also celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas together. The reality star, who rang in 2017 in Miami with the Cleveland Cavaliers center/power forward and a group of friends, used Instagram to share a photo of the couple celebrating on New Year's Eve. "Happy New Year!!! May you always be surrounded by the love you are deserving of! May God's blessings continue to rain on us all!" she captioned the snap of Thompson embracing her. Though the couple isn't engaged, Kardashian opened up to ES Magazine in April about the possibility of tying the knot with the sports star, admitting she would say yes if he popped the question -- and is excited about the prospect of starting her own brood. "I would love to have a family. We've talked about it," she revealed. "He [already] is a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father." Added the Revenge Body star at the time, "I definitely want to be a mom. But I don't put the pressure on it. It's not like, 'The clock is ticking.' I feel in my soul it will happen." "I would love to have a family. We've talked about it," she revealed. "He [already] is a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father." Added the Revenge Body star at the time, "I definitely want to be a mom. But I don't put the pressure on it. It's not like, 'The clock is ticking.' I feel in my soul it will happen." "He wants to have about five or six kids with me and that's lovely," said Kardashian, who learned in the episode that her uterus looked normal after an initial fertility scare leading her to cease taking birth control. "We could start at one and we could grow from there. But now knowing I'm not on birth control is scary. It's like a really big step." "I am so relieved to know that I am able to get pregnant," she explained in her sit-down. "Now I have so many other things to think about. Do I wanna have my own baby now? I don't know. I'm at a crossroads." Kardashian and Thompson remain "insanely happy and in love," a source close to the mom-to-be told PEOPLE exclusively in January. And in a post on her website that month, she reflected on how peaceful she has felt since they began dating. "It's such a great feeling that I have my happy back! It's from a genuine place and the most peaceful place I've been in for longer than I can even remember," Kardashian wrote. "I think when you're in love you definitely feel happy and healthy too," she continued. "I like that my relationship is very normal and doesn't need to be so publicized all the time." (People)

This Is Us star Mandy Moore opens up about overcoming personal turmoil and why now she's happier than ever. Every week, This Is Us triggers personal connections for millions of viewers, including one of its stars, Mandy Moore. "I think the audience can see themselves reflected in certain aspects of the show," Moore tells PEOPLE. "I love that our show celebrates the idea of a nontraditional family. I see my own family reflected in some ways." The star was 23 when her mother left her father for a woman; both of her brothers are gay. Says Moore of her "extraordinarily close" family: "Nobody is hiding who they are. There are no secrets in our lives. I love and support my mom and my brothers with my whole heart. And nothing makes me happier than seeing anybody live their authentic self, and to choose love. If anyone can find love, I support it, I salute you and I celebrate that." When it comes to intolerance, "I feel a certain amount of protectiveness," says Moore, 33. "I definitely won't stand for that. But I feel like we're at a time in our culture when we're able to have a much more open dialogue. I'm encouraged and excited that eventually we're going to get to a point where none of this matters. Sexual preference or orientation just won't factor in anymore. I think we're inching closer to that." For now, Moore is thrilled to be part of a show that is encouraging acceptance in many facets of life. "I've never been a part of a project where people are willing to be so vulnerable," she says. "The dialogue that this has engendered is mind-boggling. Every day that I drive into work I think, 'Thank you universe. I don't know what I did.'" (People)

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' Marriage Secret: 'We Don't Work at the Same Time'. Lively, 30, revealed the secret to her marriage with Reynolds, saying they don't let their hectic work schedules get in the way of their relationship. "My husband and I don't work at the same time, so we all go together as a family," she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "If we're away as a family, it's never more than for a day. We stay together." Lively and Reynolds have been married for five years and have two kids together: daughter James, 2, and Inez, 1. But while the Gossip Girl star admits that traveling as a family can get hectic at times, she says she feels lucky to be able to bring her kids to set while working. In fact, Lively filmed her lasted movie All I See Is You, just four months after Inez was born. "I'm not in an office where I can't do that, so she's either with me or when I'm shooting a scene, she's one room away," she says. "If she really needs me, I can pop over there." All I See Is You hits theaters Oct. 27. (People)

Taylor Swift's Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Gets Ed Sheeran's Stamp of Approval. Bestie approves of boyfriend? Check! Though Taylor Swift has managed to keep her romance with British actor beau Joe Alwyn mostly on the down-low, we're getting insider snippets about the lovebirds courtesy of her trusted guy pal, Ed Sheeran. Fortunately, he thinks highly of the fellow Brit. "He's really nice. Really, really friendly, really good dude," he dished during an interview with Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast. While we don't know how often the two have hung out, the Grammy winner did share that the songstress has been taking frequent trips to his neck of the woods. "We're in touch, quite a fair bit, you know, and she's been in London quite a bit as well," he said. While Swift gave fans a glimpse into how she met her man in her latest single, "Gorgeous," the songstress is gearing up to release her sixth studio album, Reputation, on November 10. As fans hope for more musical insight into the couple's relationship, rest assured, Swifties -- Sheeran digs the record and thinks you will, too. "The songs are great," he said of the album. "I think people will like the album." As for his own love life, Sheeran is still going strong with his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. So strong in fact that, since one of his arms is in a cast and the other is in a sling right now, she's been brushing Sheeran's teeth for him. In the words of the star, "She's a good woman." (Eonline)

Bella Hadid is coming between The Weeknd and Drake. Sources tell Page Six there's tension between the stars since Drake hooked up with Hadid, who once dated The Weeknd. "They both hang in the same Toronto crew and now they're having to pick sides. The Weeknd performed and people on Drake's side were like, 'I can't show up to that .?.?. Got to have allegiance,'" an insider said. "They aren't getting along right now .?.?. The groups are beefing because [Drake] broke the bro code. They 100 percent hooked up." Sources told us Drake bought out Socialista lounge this month for Hadid's 21st birthday. The rapper threw a bar mitzvah-themed celebration for his own 31st birthday on Monday, but the Weeknd and Hadid were absent. The Weeknd and Selena Gomez are still an item. Reps didn't comment, but Hadid's mom, Yolanda, has said Bella and Drake are friends. (Page Six)

Tamar Braxton was depressed for months after she was fired from "The Real" ... and it wreaked havoc on her marriage that ultimately failed. Sources close to Tamar tell TMZ ... the singer's marriage to estranged hubby Vince Herbert suffered an irreparable fracture after going through a time of depression stemming from her firing in May. While they're no strangers to a roller coaster of a relationship, we're told losing the gig created bigger issues because it compounded an already teetering relationship. And one of the first steps to get back on track -- moving out 3 months ago, even though they acted like a couple just 2 weeks ago. Our sources say Tamar and Vince put on an act in NYC as an engaging couple simply to promote their show. At this point, we're told Tamar had already moved in to a baller high-rise. Her 2-bedroom luxury condo in Bev Hills goes for around $15k a month. Some of the building's amenities include an indoor 75-foot lap pool, an outdoor pool as well, 5 gyms, a spa, a restaurant with free bar, a screening room ... seriously, there are more amenities than any building in America. That's how you bounce back. (TMZ)

Ne-Yo's ex-fiancee, Monyetta Shaw, is fine with him welcoming another kid with his new wife, but his fans are accusing him of hypocrisy because he allegedly pushed for his ex to tie her fallopian tubes. The singer announced he's expecting baby #2 with wife Crystal Smith Wednesday on Instagram. Instead of the usual congratulations, people called him out on expanding his brood after allegedly telling Monyetta he didn't want to have more kids. A little back story ... Monyetta has said in the past that she and Ne-Yo mutually agreed she'd have a tubal ligation, and he'd have a vasectomy after the birth of their second kid. She followed through, he didn't ... then called off their engagement. One angry fan commented on Ne-Yo's announcement: "Don't get why u made ur other baby mama burn her tubes just to move on n keep having kids ... that's just plain ole mean smh nice music but an asshole in real life." Another went after Crystal, calling her a "snobby hoodrat" and firing this warning shot: "@itscrystalsmith he will shut on you eventually like he did baby mother #1. Trust me. You just needed stability with a check." As for Monyetta, she was less harsh... (TMZ)

Bobby Flay has not quit Food Network's Iron Chef. The celebrity chef, 52, reportedly walked away from the franchise's Iron Chef Showdown after he showed off a shirt that read "THIS IS MY LAST IRON CHEF BATTLE EVER" during a filming of an episode last summer. However, Flay now tells PEOPLE it was a poorly thought out joke. "This past summer when I was in production on Iron Chef Showdown, I wore a T-shirt to have a little fun during my last battle this season. In hindsight, it was probably not the best decision because it's just creating confusion," Flay said in a statement to PEOPLE. "Food Network has been part of my family for over 20 years and will absolutely continue to be, and though there is a talented bench of Iron Chefs to tap, if I were asked, I'd be excited to return to Kitchen Stadium, whenever my schedule allows," he concludes. Since joining the Iron Chef franchise, Flay has appeared and competed on and off since 2000. It is not known if the network will blur the message on Flay's shirt. The network as also not confirmed if the program will premiere as planned on Nov. 8 as Flay's episode features Chef John Besh, who resigned from his own company on Monday amid allegations that he enabled a culture of sexual harassment in his restaurants. Besh was also accused of having a relationship with an employee which Besh said was consensual, but has been working to "rebuild my marriage and come to terms with my reckless actions," according to a statement. "I also regret any harm this may have caused to my second family at the restaurant group, and sincerely apologize to anyone past and present who has worked for me who found my behavior as unacceptable as I do," Besh, a James Beard-award winner said. "I alone am entirely responsible for my moral failings." (People)

Angie Harmon never got along with Harvey Weinstein ... and she thanks her lucky stars for that. We got Angie going to Craig's in WeHo Wednesday night and asked her for her take on Weinstein's 50-plus list of women -- including Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow -- who have alleged sexual harassment, assault or rape. Angie's now breathing a huge sigh of relief because it turns out Weinstein was never nice to her ... which probably explains why she may have never been his target. (TMZ)

Ashley Judd Forgives Harvey Weinstein, Because She Thinks He's "Sick and Suffering." After accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment in The New York Times, Ashley Judd gave her first TV interview about the producer to Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America Thursday. "Well, first of all I'm very blessed to be here, and I know that, so thank you," the 49-year-old Double Jeopardy actress said in the pre-taped interview. "I didn't expect that I would feel tearful, but it has been an absolutely, tremendously moving two-and-a-half, three weeks." In a New York Times article, published Oct. 5 by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Judd accused Weinstein of behaving inappropriately during an encounter in his hotel room in the '90s. "I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask. It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining." After keeping her silence for nearly two decades, she decided enough was enough. "Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time," the actress argued, "and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly." Before her initial meeting with Weinstein, Judd told Sawyer, "I had no warning. I remember the lurch when I went to the desk and I said, 'Uh, Mr. Weinstein...is he on the on the patio?' And they said, 'He's in the room.' I was like, 'Ugh, you're kidding me!'" But she went up to his room, as she was a young actress, he was a powerful producer, and, "I had a business appointment." "That's his pattern of sexual predation," Judd alleged. "That was how he rolled." Judd, who has written about being sexually assaulted in her youth, said she felt as if Weinstein was relentlessly "grooming" her and trying to negotiate. "I thought 'no' meant 'no,'" she added. In his hotel room, Judd said, Weinstein began by asking if he could give her a massage. After she declined his offer, he asked if she would give him a massage; she turned him down again. "I thought with this volley of no's, which he ignored...who knows? Maybe he heard them as 'maybe,' maybe he heard them as 'yeses,' maybe they turned him on," she said. "I don't know." After The New York Times article was published, Weinstein said he was sorry -- and defended himself. "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it," Weinstein told E! News in a statement. "Though I'm trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go." The producer added, "I came of age in the '60s and '70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then." Said Judd, "He might very well believe that." His attorney, Charles J. Harder, told E! News The New York Times article was "saturated with false and defamatory statements." He said the article, which claimed at least eight women received settlements, "relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by nine different eyewitnesses." According to Judd, after she turned down Weinstein's advances, "He asked me to pick out his suit for the day." She told Sawyer she stood for five to seven minutes in the hallway before he asked her to come into the bathroom and watch him shower. After Sawyer read a list of other alleged victims' reactions in similar instances, Judd said, "We act like we're between about 3 and 6 years old in those moments. That's what science tells us. Whatever was working when we were 3 [works again]." Weinstein was persistent, she added. "He kept coming back at me with all this other stuff. And finally I just said, 'When I win an Oscar in one of your movies, OK?' And he was like, 'Yeah, when you get nominated.' And I said, 'No, when I win an Oscar!' I just fled." "Am I proud of that? I'm of two minds. The part that shames myself says, 'No.' The part of me that understands the way shame works says, 'That was absolutely brilliant. Good job, kid. You got out of there. Well done.' It's a very important, 'shame,' and it's a very important thing to talk about," the Kiss the Girls star said on Good Morning America. "We all did the best we can, and our best is good enough. It's really OK to have responded however you have responded." After the hotel room incident, Judd said she told her parents and other people in private, including actors and agents. Had she decided to speak out publicly against the powerful producer in the '90s, Judd said, "I don't know that I would have been believed. Who was I to tell? I knew it was disgusting. Like, was I going to tell the concierge who sent me to the room?" Judd made two more movies with Weinstein's film studio (from which he was recently resigned), but she doesn't recall seeing him on set. She did, however, run into the producer a few years after their alleged hotel encounter. During that conversation, she recalled Weinstein saying, "Remember that little agreement we made? I think I've got that script for you. Hey, just looking around for the material." At the time, she was sitting across from him at a table with Barbara Walters. "I had just reached the up with which I could not put. I had come into my own, I had come into my power, I had found my voice, and I was coming right at him, Diane. And he looked at me, and he said, 'You know, Ashley, I'm going to let you out of that little agreement we made.' I said, 'You do that, Harvey! You do that!' And he has spat my name at me ever since." In recent weeks, more than 65 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault -- among them actresses Rosanna Arquette, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Angelina Jolie, Minka Kelly, Brit Marling, Rose McGowan, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lea Seydoux, Mira Sorvino and Sean Young. Several women have also accused Weinstein of rape. In response, his spokesperson said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances." He also hopes "that if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance." Judd isn't buying it. "Trying is lying," she said. But she does hope he will learn from the scandal. "I believe that there is hope and help for everyone. It has to be the appropriate help, and there has to be a real profound understanding on the part of the sexual predator that they're doing is wrong and criminal," she said. If he is indeed a rapist, she said, "He absolutely should go to jail." "What I would say to Harvey is, 'I forgive you. I understand that you are sick and suffering, and there is help for a guy like you, too. And it's entirely up to you to get that help,'" she said. If that sounds at all surprising, giving the volume of claims against him, she understands. "It's just who I am," she explained. "Frankly, it's an easier way to roll through the world than the alternative." Before Weinstein checked into treatment, he commented on Judd's New York Times interview. "I know Ashley Judd is going through a tough time right now; I read her book, in which she talks about being the victim of sexual abuse and depression as a child," he told Page Six. "Her life story was brutal, and I have to respect her. In a year from now, I am going to reach out to her." (Judd's memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir, was published in 2011.) In a separate interview with The Daily Mail, Weinstein reiterated that he wants to smooth things over with Judd, whom he has not seen in several years. "My feeling is I read her book about being abused as a child," he said. Because of that, he said, "Whatever Ashley wants to say about me, I'm going to be supportive. I need to earn her forgiveness. I thought we had a relationship at one time [and] the goal is to get that back. I salute her like everybody else does." (Eonline)

Uriah Shelton -- known for roles on "13 Reasons Why" and "Girl Meets World" -- got slapped with a restraining order after he allegedly kicked his sorta girlfriend in the stomach. The woman describes Shelton as an ex-bff with whom she sometimes had sex -- and according to docs, they argued one night when she blocked him from getting into his truck. She claims he reacted with the blow to her mid-section. In the docs, she says Uriah is a trained MMA fighter, so the blow was intense and seriously messed her up. Specifically ... "inflamed intestines and bruising to muscles." She also claims the 20-year-old celeb threatened her by talking about his firearms. A judge has ordered Shelton to stay 100 yards away from the woman. Fair to say ... benefits cancelled. Shelton's rep says the actor would "never harm another person and is currently unavailable for comment." (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Sonja Morgan accidentally invites 1,000 people to her home. Sonja Morgan had to call an ex-FBI agent to protect her home after she accidentally invited nearly 1,000 people to an intimate cocktail party. Morgan told us that she came home late from an event to send out a Paperless Post invite for a small gathering of around 30 close friends visiting from Europe, "plus a couple of hairdressers," but found that the service -- which she has used before -- wouldn't work. "So I started sending them individually, and all of a sudden it says, '580 sent, 720 sent, 960 sent,'?" Morgan tells us. "My friend called in two minutes and said, 'Shall I come over? Are you hyperventilating?'" She says the message went out to everyone, including staff at her parking garage, her kids' teachers, a catering service she's used in the past and even Page Six. Morgan says rumors quickly spread that she was hosting a grand masquerade ball and that at least one "Real Housewives" co-star reached out to her and insisted on attending. The Bravo star says she quickly called a pal who used to serve in the FBI, who came to act as a bouncer in case a multitude arrived expecting canapes and martinis, and she sent out a series of e-mails explaining the gaffe and encouraging people to not show up, adding that she hoped they could join another time. A message read, "So sorry to let you know my Paperless Post has gone haywire .?.?. It sent invites to my entire list for a small cocktail I am having for some friends in my small garden tomorrow." She added, "Please disregard if you received tonight." In the end, only three unintentionally invited people arrived and all left with good humor. (PageSix)

You can't say models don't eat ... because Samantha Hoopes just put her foot in her mouth, saying she can't get on S.I.'s Swimsuit Issue cover due to her weight -- or lack thereof. Samantha was at LAX signing tons of her swimsuit modeling shots for fans ... when we asked what's the deal with her NOT scoring a cover. It's clearly a sore subject because she immediately threw shade at bigger models ... suggesting S.I. might give her a look IF she packed on some pounds. She quickly pled JK, but it feels like her joke's at least partially based on real feelings. Remember, S.I. gave Ashley Graham the cover in 2016. Samantha did admit the modeling landscape has changed drastically, and, to be fair ... she says that's a good thing. (TMZ)

The clock is ticking! After three years of extensive renovations, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be settling into their $20 million Hidden Hills, California, dream home "very soon." As Us has previously reported, the long-delayed home improvements made by the couple include "gutting out the bottom floor," rehabbing an existing vineyard "to make their own wine" and adding a body of water. In August another source revealed, "The home is done in terms of the renovation but it's finishing up the smaller things-they don't want to move in with any construction still happening." And the move comes just in time: "Kim's surrogate is due before Christmas," reveals the insider. As the 37-year-old KKW Beauty mogul and rapper West, 40, await the arrival of their new baby girl, an insider says the couple maintains "regular contact with" the woman carrying their third child. Kardashian revealed, "We're having a baby!" in a season 14 teaser for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but has otherwise remained mum about 4-year-old North and 22-month-old Saint's new baby sister. Luckily for fans, a source tells Us Kardashian eventually "will talk about the surrogate and new baby on KUWTK. They're filming it around now but it won't air until much later." Baby Kardashian-West won't be the only bundle of joy with a role on the reality show: Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian are also expecting, and a source previously told Us that KUWTK "will heavily document the pregnancies." (US Weekly)

Don Lemon received a series of racist, frightening death threats by a self-proclaimed white nationalist Trump supporter -- and they were so severe, he contacted the police -- TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Lemon contacted the NYPD Wednesday after allegedly receiving multiple messages on Twitter, some that read, "Fuck you n***** can't wait to stab your neck" and "U r a pile of rotting Dogs**t, racist, communist, socialist, Liberal moron a**hole, i will find u U will pay.ill see u real soon..." The alleged user's profile info is disturbing ... "white nationalist conservative. pro gun anti islam anti-terrorist anti leftist yes i HATE demorats,blm,antifa ,socialists. heavily armed racist. WLM." He also makes it clear ... he's pro-Trump. The report with NYPD was made for aggravated harassment ... but our sources say it'll likely be considered a hate crime. Lemon's been an extremely vocal critic of Trump, just this week delivering a personal message to address the controversy with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. We're told the investigation into the threats is still ongoing and no arrests have been made. We reached out to a rep for Lemon ... so far, no word back. (TMZ)

Lamar Odom hit up an L.A. strip club Tuesday night -- where he threw money and danced around the place until 2 AM ... which begs the question -- is this a terrible idea for him?! Odom has been super candid about how drugs, partying and sex all played a huge role in the 2015 drug overdose at a Nevada brothel that nearly killed him. So, when we saw this video of Odom partying at Crazy Girls ... it made us wonder if a strip club is really the best place for him to be hanging out these days. Wonder what Khloe would say ... (TMZ)

Spurred by the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris has called for unions in all sectors to protect workers from sexual harassment. "The time for this to stop is now," Carteris said Tuesday in an address via Skype to the national convention of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in St. Louis. Carteris, a member of the AFL-CIO executive council, disclosed in her speech that the leadership of the AFL-CIO has formed a cross-industry working group to deal with the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. "Everyone has heard of the horrible behavior by Harvey Weinstein," she said. "But it goes beyond Weinstein. It's systemic and it affects men and women in every industry." Carteris, who was speaking from the International Federation of Actors meeting in Croatia, said that unions need to protect their members from abuse. "You should not fear speaking out," she added. The working group will attempt to develop best practices and tangible resources that make it easier for people to speak out and that helps to ensure a meaningful effective response. She will be meeting with AFL-CIO leadership in coming weeks to discuss the next steps. SAG-AFTRA, which reps 160,000 performers and is one of the 56 unions in the AFL-CIO, blasted Weinstein on Oct. 9 over the multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault, calling his alleged behavior "abhorrent." "We commend the courage and candor of every woman who has spoken out about the disgraceful, aggressive, and inappropriate behavior they experienced with prominent industry employers," the union said at that time. Weinstein has become a pariah in Hollywood since the first revelations on Oct. 5. He was fired from his own company, is the subject of several criminal investigations, and has been named by dozens of alleged victims. SAG-AFTRA posted the link to Carteris' address on its Twitter account. (Page Six)

The Secret Service agent who jumped up on President Kennedy's Lincoln Continental to protect Jackie Kennedy doesn't think the soon-to-be-released secret assassination documents will amount to a hill of beans ... he's convinced Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman. We got Clint Hill on the Georgetown campus Thursday, and this guy knows everything JFK ... he was with him all the time. Our photog asked about what seemed pretty well established -- that JFK had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. Hill poopoos it, because he was on Kennedy like white on rice. (TMZ)

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby is looking to take a $30 million loan against his Upper East Side townhouse to pay for his mounting legal bills as he faces a retrial for sexual assault. Cosby, 80, is trying to take the $30 million hard money loan on his 12,000-square-foot mansion as he hires a new legal team to represent him, "Page Six TV" revealed Wednesday. He bought the six-story townhouse in 1987 for $6.2 million and reportedly spent another $1.2 million renovating it. Neighbors include Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO and Chairman Howard Lutnick, and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who spent 13 months in jail after pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution from an underage girl in 2008. A source exclusively told Page Six, "Cosby is looking for a $30 million hard money loan against the house. Which means Cosby must be desperate because the banks won't give him money. Hard money loans have high interest rates and are usually repaid in a short time, such as a year. "But the lenders aren't keen to give Cosby the money because they don't think he has enough equity. Also, the lenders believe if they foreclose on the house, that they may not sell it. Provenance and the history of a house is very important, and buyers would certainly be put off by the thought of what could have taken place in the house over the years, and that they'll be sleeping in Cosby's bedroom." Now, he has just hired famed Michael Jackson defense lawyer and frequent television legal expert Tom Mesereau. Cosby's new defense team also includes ex-federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss and Philadelphia's Samuel W. Silver. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than 50 women. His first trial ended with a hung jury, and he now faces a retrial next spring. Mesereau didn't return calls and emails, and Silver and Bliss didn't immediately get back to us. Cosby's rep called Page Six and said in a confusing statement, "Consider the source," and then hung up. (Page Six)

Starbucks Launches Zombie Frappuccino Just in Time for Halloween. Need a drink to go with your Halloween costume this year? Starbucks has you covered. The coffee chain debuted its newest spooky creation just in time for Halloween. Fittingly enough, it's dubbed the Zombie Frappuccino and it can be yours for just a few days. The drink features green caramel apple, a drizzle of dark mocha, and pink whip designed to look like brains floating at the top of the drink. As the brand quipped online, "Brains for dinner. Zombie Frappuccino for dessert." As is typical of Starbucks' festive recipes, this drink is available at participating shops in the United States, Canada and Mexico right now until the main event on Tuesday. As could have been expected, the Internet is already chatting about the liquid treat. Famed radio personality Elvis Duran kicked off his morning with one. "Got a #zombiefrappuccino courtesy of @Starbucks this morning!" he announced on Twitter. Meanwhile, eager fans were trying to find out how the concoction tastes. "Got mine this morning," one customer shared on social media. "Yummy brains!" What do you think about Starbuck's new creation? (Eonline)

Kellogg's Changing Corn Pops Box After Its Design Was Branded Racist on Social Media Kellogg's has apologized after its design was branded racially insensitive. The famous food brand was called out on Twitter by Hugo Awards-nominated author Saladin Ahmed, who noticed a concerning aspect of the Corn Pops cereal box design while having breakfast with his son. "hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism," Ahmed, 42, tweeted on Tuesday morning. Ahmed tweeted again, writing, "yes its a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same... " The company responded a few hours later, tweeting at Ahmed, "Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend-we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon." Kellogg's told USA TODAY in a statement that the company respects all people while being committed to diversity. "We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone," spokesman Kris Charles said. "We apologize sincerely." He said the design of the cereal boxes had been updated and will appear on store shelves soon. Ahmed is the current writer of Marvel Comics' Black Bolt series as well as the author of the 2012 fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, which was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel. (People)

Music

Selena Gomez Set to Perform "Wolves" at the 2017 American Music Awards. Selena Gomez is returning to the main stage. E! News can confirm the "Come and Get It" singer will perform her new single, "Wolves," at the 2017 American Music Awards. The live telecast, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, brings together the biggest names in a variety of musical genres. And while other performances are expected to be announced in the coming days, the award show has been a favorite of Selena's for several years. Back in 2016, the singer made a surprise appearance when she stepped out in a stunning red dress styled by Kate Young. The appearance came after the pop superstar decided to take some time off away from the spotlight to focus on her lupus-related side effects. In the past year alone, however, Selena has released huge hit songs including "Bad Liar," "Fetish" and "It's Aint Me" with Kygo. In September, however, the singer announced that she had received a kidney transplant from best friend Francia Raisa. "I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn't promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of," she shared on Instagram. "So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you." Through her recovery, Selena has helped raise more than $500,000 for Lupus Research Alliance. And most recently, she stepped out for the 2017 InStyle Awards in Hollywood. So what will Selena bring to the big stage? You're going to have to watch and see. The 2017 American Music Awards air Sunday, November 19 at 8 p.m. only on ABC. And vote for your favorite nominees online now. (Eonline)

Grace VanderWaal Keeps Growing Up Before Our Eyes on 'City Song'. Grace VanderWaal has traded in her trademark ukulele -- temporarily, don't worry -- for punctuating drums in her new song titled "City Song," released (Oct. 26), just a week ahead of her debut album, Just the Beginning (out Nov. 3). Exclusively provided to Billboard, "City Song" showcases every shade of VanderWaal's dynamic voice. She sings, "Let's take the city and make it our song" with delivery way beyond her years. "Growing up in New York, I always loved going to the city but was always disappointed because the city is busy and dirty," VanderWaal tells Billboard. "But songs out there made it seem very perfect and magical. Now at age 13, I learned that it's not about the city itself, it's about taking something and making it your own magical dream. That was the inspiration behind this song." VanderWaal won America's Got Talent's eleventh season last year as an adored 12-year-old who played only original music and warmed the judge's hearts so much they pegged her as music's next superstar. Her debut EP, Perfectly Imperfect, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and she came in at No. 8 on Billboard's 2017 21 Under 21 list. VanderWaal wrote on every track on Just the Beginning and says, via press release, "The songs I write are based on my life experiences." (Billboard)

Here's Selena Gomez's Honest Review of Taylor Swift's Upcoming Album reputation. Selena Gomez is giving two big thumbs up in regards to Taylor Swift 's new music. As anticipation continues to grow for the release of reputation on November 10, fans can't help but speculate as to what will be heard on Taylor's latest album. According to one of her closest friends, the wait will be absolutely worth it. "I obviously love her so much and want her to do what she does and she's killing it," Selena gushed to Zane Lowe on Apple Music. "It's everything you would want and more so very proud and obviously a major fan." Selena also revealed that Taylor played her the album that features hit songs including "Gorgeous," "Look What You Made Me Do" and "... Ready for It." "It's honestly so inspiring," the singer added. "It's really cool to surround yourself with people and be involved with people who are inspiring and changing the way that they dictate what they love -- whether that's acting or music -- and she's one of those people who continue to do that." While Swifties certainly have plenty of reasons to be excited, Selenators are also getting treated to new music from their favorite pop star. Earlier, Selena and Marshmello released their collaboration titled "Wolves." It's the latest track in a string of songs that have meant a lot to the singer. "For me this year, I wanted to find a different place. I wanted my music to be a lot more meaningful to be honest," Selena explained. "That is kind of what I always searched for and I did a ton of records this year and last year as well. I just wanted to take my time." She continued, "I'm going to release the songs I want to release. Just take my time. I was also going through stuff personally and I just wanted to take care of myself. Now that I'm in the spot I'm in... I'm ready. I want to get back in." Fans can listen to "Wolves" in its entirety now. (Eonline)

Lil B left the Rolling Loud Festival with a few battle scars after allegedly getting jumped ... also minus thousands of dollars in equipment and cash after his bag was stolen. Based God had been backstage before his Saturday evening set at the Mountain View, CA fest when he says rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie and his posse jumped him. Lil B claims during the fight, someone -- not A Boogie -- skedaddled with his bag which had laptops, a camera, and a ton of cash. Our Lil B sources say in all $45k worth of stuff was taken. Lil B had to cancel his set since he didn't have the gear necessary to perform. Cops tell us they don't have a suspect. Warning: Footage of the fight ain't for the faint-hearted. (TMZ)

RedOne Announces Star-Studded 'Boom Boom' Featuring Dinah Jane, Daddy Yankee & French Montana. Dinah Jane is the latest 5H member to try her hand at solo work. DJ Khaled isn't the only star-wrangling super-producer counting his blessings these days. RedOne released the album art for his latest track, "Boom Boom," on Wednesday (Oct. 25), and it features an impressive line-up of A-listers, including Dinah Jane of Fifth Harmony, stepping out on her own for a feature, alongside Daddy Yankee and French Montana. He captioned the art, "What a blessing to have worked with these amazing people." The track is set to be released on Friday (Oct. 27), according to an extended Twitter countdown posted by the frequent Lady Gaga collaborator. There was speculation that the track may be a reworking of the never-released RedOne collaboration with Fetty Wap, French Montana, and Dinah Jane titled "U Here Tonight." Listen to a snippet of the unreleased track below. RedOne also tweeted a video preview on Tuesday (Oct. 24), starring Amanda Cerny and Abla Essofi. Dinah Jane tweeted behind the scenes shots with the video star, apologizing for her hair swinging in Cerny's face with a video captioned "She tends to act up when the cameras are on." (Billboard)

Macklemore Gets His Astrological Chart Read: 'TBH I'm Saying You're Always Emo'. Now he's considering adopting two goats, or maybe going acoustic. Macklemore recently leaned even further into the stars, getting his astrological charts read in a not-so-traditional promotion for his solo album Gemini. Even though his album's name is derived from astrology, the rapper struggled to take the whole thing seriously, though the reason for his silly attitude may lie in his charts. Mack asked the reader, Jessica, if she was suggesting he was particularly emo during the reading, to which she replied, "TBH I'm saying you're always emo," and gave him a date - Dec. 20, 2019 - on which his emo-ness would peak. The two then agree that his music writing will flow especially freely during this time. Bringing a new child into the world and finding musical success are, of course, large events that hover in Macklemore's future, to which he admitted, "At this point it is a choice if I want to keep grinding and going down the path of music and creativity and filling up a schedule or do I want to fall back and live on a farm and cop two goats?" Jessica voted for the goats. Apparently, his charts read that he is a "country mouse," going against his deep love and identity with the city of Seattle. "I'm not saying you should live with goats forever," Jessica explained. "Buy them, herd them, snuggle them now and again. You know. Love is love." Things turned a bit more serious, as Jessica noted to Macklemore that he needed to define his own success, as the music industry is "emptying out [his] soul" and that might not be in his best interest in the long run. At the end of the emotional reading, the rapper stated, "I think I'm going acoustic." Jessica thought he should bring the goats along, and maybe she's onto something. (Billboard)

Movies

Corey Feldman Announces Plan to Expose Hollywood Pedophile Ring With $10 Million Film. Corey Feldman wants to right the wrongs of the entertainment industry. The former child star released a seven-minute video on Wednesday detailing his plan to shed light on sexual abuse in Hollywood with a documentary about his life. Through what he's dubbed a "Truth Campaign," Feldman hopes to crowdfund $10 million over two months to finance the project. "I told everybody a few days ago," the Goonies actor shares in the video, "that I had a plan to hopefully bring to light what is happening in the world of entertainment as far as perverts and pedophiles and all the topics we've been discussing." Feldman's proposal involves exposing and dismantling a "pedophile ring" he was allegedly introduced to as a child in the 1980s. "Right off the bat," Feldman says, "I can name six names, one of them who's still very powerful today. And a story that links all the way up to a studio. It connects pedophilia to one of the major studio." Since first coming forward with his mission, the 46-year-old says his life has spiraled out of control and several of his band members have unexpectedly quit out of fear for their lives. "Ever since I discussed the fact that I have this plan, my life has turned to utter chaos," he reveals, adding, "I've been silenced my whole life, but just over the past few days since I made that announcement, I've been arrested, I had a near death experience last night where I felt like I was almost going to be killed. Two trucks came speeding at me at the same time on a crosswalk." In his 2013 memoir, Feldman claimed him and the late Corey Haim were victims of sexual abuse throughout their childhood. He adds in the video, "I'm begging you to join me and let our voices be heard. I've lived in shame and fear my entire life. So have millions of others and now we have the ability to let our voices be heard and break the dam of silence." With donations, Feldman promises, "I will make the film, I will direct the film, I will produce the film and I will self-distribute it to guarantee it gets a theatrical release with your donations. Additionally, it will help me buy the security and the legal team I need to protect my family." Currently, his campaign has raised just over $57,000. According to the site, Feldman will receive the money donated whether or not he reaches his goal of $10 million. (Eonline)

The real-life hockey player played by Josh Hartnett in the new movie "6 Below" has been hit with a restraining order by his wife after allegedly abusing her for years ... TMZ Sports has learned. Eric LaMarque was an Olympic and pro hockey player -- who became famous for surviving alone in the wilderness during a massive winter storm. He was rescued but both of his feet were amputated as a result of his injuries. He wrote a book about the experience, called "Crystal Clear," which was later made into a movie. But behind the scenes, LaMarque's life has been a mess -- his wife, Hope, claims he got violent during an argument on Oct. 13 ... the same day his movie was officially released. Eric's wife claims he got so angry, he followed her to the car -- then punched the windows and pulled the mirrors. She claims it's not the first time he went nuclear -- she's called the police on Eric at least 11 times over the years for alleged domestic violence. According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the judge granted a temporary restraining order against Eric. Hope has also filed for divorce. We reached out to Eric who denies the Oct. 13 allegations -- but admits he had anger issues in the years after the mountain incident. Eric says he loves his wife and hopes he can work things out with her. (TMZ)

Tommy Lee Jones: Tokyo Jury to Put Politics Aside, Celebrate Films That Unite People. The Oscar-winning Tokyo jury president later bristled when asked to define cinema in one word, offering a Jean-Luc Godard film or the word "money" as his answer. The 30th Tokyo Film Festival's main competition jury, led by Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones, met the international media Thursday at a brief press conference held within the Japanese capital's glitzy Roppongi Hills complex. "We're all very happy to be here -- this is an honored occasion for each one of us," Jones said in his introductory remarks. "I am the only American on this jury, and we only have one person from China, one Iranian, one from France and just one person from Japan. So we don't represent the entire world, but we don't represent any one place either -- and that's a very good thing." Jones is serving as the president of the Tokyo festival's main competition jury this year. His fellow jurors are Chinese star Zhao Wei (So Young), Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi (Under the Moonlight), French director and writer Martin Provost (The Midwife) and Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase, who appeared in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train, among other international productions. Turning to the perennial film festival press question of the jury's criteria for assessing the 15 films in competition, Jones said: "What we will be looking for is good film craft and movies that lead their audience, if not drag them, towards understanding one another, whatever their country of origin." "I don't believe anyone has any particular political interest at this table," he added. "I believe everyone has a deep and sincere interest in the commonality of human emotional and intellectual life -- I'm pretty sure everyone will be looking for that." The 71-year-old actor later displayed some of his characteristic prickliness when a member of the audience asked each juror to offer their definition of cinema in one word. "If cinema could be reduced to one word, none of us would be rolling our cameras," Jones said. "I can recommend a movie called Pierrot le Fou, by Jean-Luc Godard, in which there's a scene where the great Samuel Fuller appears as himself and offers a definition of cinema -- I would refer you to that." (In that famous scene, Fuller, appearing as a party guest, defines cinema thus: "The film is a battleground: love, hate, action, violence, death -- in one word, emotion.") The other jury members, one by one, concurred with Jones that cinema is irreducible, with Nagase adding: "But I do believe in cinema's potential, and will say simply that I have faith in cinema." Once the other jurors had each offered their demurrals, Jones changed his tune somewhat, offering an additional curt thought: "I do have one word for you, and that's 'Money' -- because you have to spend a lot of it to make a film." And with that, the jurors dispersed to begin their 15-film-long screening schedule. (Hollywood Reporter)

Tokyo Film Festival Head: Cinema Will Persevere, Streaming Is Just Another Platform. Takeo Hisamatsu, in his first year running the event, also acknowledged the recent difficulties in securing Hollywood tentpoles to open the Tokyo festival. Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) director Takeo Hisamatsu dismissed the threat to cinema and film festivals from the growth of Netflix, Amazon and other streaming platforms, suggesting they were simply another platform, like television or home video. "The issue of streaming became something of a topic at Cannes this year. At one time, films had to be seen in the cinema, but then they became viewable via various mediums, like video and television," said Hisamatsu. "Streaming is one more way to access films; in the future there will be various different platforms." Hisamatsu, who took over running TIFF from April this year, took questions from the media on Thursday at the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo that serves as the focal point of the festival. TIFF will continue its "fundamental mission" to "develop the culture and industry of cinema," as well as "act as a stepping stone for Japanese directors and actors to go out into the world," Hisamatsu said. The new TIFF chief also acknowledged the growing challenge of securing high-profile world film premieres for the Japanese event. The festival had aimed to land the premiere of a Hollywood tentpole as this year's opening film, with Blade Runner 2049 its top target, but had to settle for Fullmetal Alchemist, a local live-action adaptation of a manga/anime franchise. Last year's opener Florence Foster Jenkins had already screened in most major markets before it came to Tokyo. 20 years ago TIFF hosted the world premiere of Titanic, while in more recent years Disney's Big Hero 6 debuted at the fest. "There used to be a gap of around six months between the release of films in America and Japan, but now the timing is much closer; that makes it more difficult in terms of promotion to get big films," said Hisamatsu in answer to a question from The Hollywood Reporter about securing a big opener. The growing importance of the Chinese market, where many U.S. studios now hold their celebrity junkets in Asia, and the reduced promotion budgets of the Japanese branches of the Hollywood majors were also issues, according to Hisamatsu. "If the stars come on their private jets, that alone costs 70 million yen [$615,000]. The festival doesn't have a big enough budget so we have to rely on the distributors," he added. Asked about the prospect of a big title to open the fest next year, Hisamatsu replied, "I'll try -- I'm not sure at the moment. It's difficult." The result will likely come down to whether "the timing is right," he added. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Kristen Bell says a Veronica Mars miniseries 'is going to happen'. Kristen Bell just cracked the case of whether or not Veronica Mars will return wide open. On Wednesday, her Mars costar Ryan Hansen was asked about a possible revival of the cult series during a Facebook Live interview with IndieWire, and he went straight to the source by calling Bell for some scoop. "[Creator] Rob [Thomas] and I are sort of in constant contact about when we could do it again," Bell said, while noting that part of the issue is her day job on The Good Place. "There's a lot of willingness and commitment to doing it again." Premiering in 2004, the UPN/CW series starred Bell at the titular protagonist, a high school student who moonlights as a private investigator. In 2014, seven years after the show wrapped its three-season run, a Veronica Mars movie was released. The film was funded through Kickstarter, a move Bell says they won't replicate the next time around. "Personally, and I think that Rob probably agrees, (A) we'll never make the fans pay for it again, (B) the format works better in an episodic, where you get a little more of it," she said. "So we want to do a miniseries. We are willing to put the effort in. I mean, if I have to do it as Murder, She Wrote at 80, we're going to do it. It's going to happen." Warner Bros. Television, which produced Veronica Mars, didn't immediately respond to request for comment. (Entertainment Weekly)

Netflix to Launch 'Stranger Things' Aftershow. 'Beyond Stranger Things' will debut on the streamer on Oct 27, the same day 'Stranger Things 2' premieres. Netflix's Stranger Things becomes the latest series to get the after-show treatment. The streaming giant is launching Beyond Stranger Things, a post-show rehash for the sci-fi phenomenon that debuted in 2016. Hosted by writer, producer, actor and "super fan" Jim Rash, the show after the show promises to explore the inspiration for the series, tell behind-the-scenes stories and analyze every aspect of the second season, including answering all burning questions. All seven episodes will be available to watch on Oct 27, the same day Stranger Things 2 is released on the streaming platform. However, viewers will be advised not to start watching Beyond Stranger Things until after they have finished watching the entire new season of the drama, as there will no doubt be major spoilers along the way. Unlike the genre's other after shows, which air installments following each episodes, Netflix's iteration will automatically play after viewers complete the final episode of Stranger Things 2. Beyond Stranger Things marks the streaming service's first foray into after show programming on its platform, and is being considered a Netflix original series. It's produced by Embassy Row, the production company behind one of the more successful after shows on the air, Talking Dead, along with several other unscripted post-show series. Michael Davies and Jen Kelly Patton serve as executive producers on the forthcoming talkshow, with Patrick Doody as a supervising producer. Guests on the after show will include creators Ross and Matt Duffer and executive producer and director Shawn Levvy, along with Stranger Things' many stars. Among the cast members making an appearance are Millie Bobby Brown, Sean Astin, Linnea Berthelsen, Natalia Dyer, Brett Gelman, David Harbour, Randy Havens, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Dacre Montgomery, Paul Reiser, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink and Finn Wolfhard. Stranger Things is simply the latest series to get the after show treatment. AMC has done so most notably with the Chris Hardwick-hosted Talking Dead, and then followed up with Hardwick-hosted Talking Bad and Talking Saul, for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, respectively. HBO tried its hand at the trend with After the Thrones, a Game of Thrones post-show from Bill Simmons' The Ringer network that lasted only a single season before moving to Twitter. Other series to attempt after shows with varying degrees of success are Mr. Robot, Bates Motel, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Nashville and Bachelor in Paradise. In the case of Beyond Stranger Things, each episode will open with a series of quick graphics inspired by what fans were creating online with the distinctive text of the series. In fact, the opening visuals were created by an actual Stranger Things fan, graphic artist Wayu "Pinot" Ichwandardi, and the opening theme music is a remix composed by another self-proclaimed "superfan," Daniel Rosenfeld. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Broad City': How Trump Fueled the Show's Feminist Manifesto. Abbi Jacobson talks to THR about Wednesday's episode, titled "Witches," which took aim at President Trump's America with a storyline centered around the female orgasm. "Trump-related pussy constipation," a sexual assault-bragging steak salesman-in-chief, vulva rage and a band of witches. On its surface, Wednesday's episode appeared to be Broad City's feminist manifesto. But Abbi Jacobson -- the co-creator and star of the Comedy Central series along with Ilana Glazer -- stopped short of giving that label to Wednesday's provocative President Donald Trump-themed show. "I don't know if I would call it that, but you can," she told The Hollywood Reporter during a wide-ranging chat. Ahead of the episode, the network even launched a Trump Internet filter for viewers who, like Broad City, are sick of "hearing the president's name or even reading it online" and want to bleep him out of their web browsers. Jacobson, who made her directorial debut with Wednesday's show, which is aptly titled "Witches," presumably stopped short of calling the episode a manifesto because of its underlying message of empowerment -- not anger. Frustrations surely abound in the episode, which Jacobson describes as her and Glazer's most personally therapeutic storyline of the season. Jacobson and Glazer play versions of themselves, also named Abbi and Ilana, in the New York City-set sitcom and the fourth season firmly places the duo in Trump's America. On Wednesday, Abbi was constantly getting unsolicited advice on how to age as a woman and Ilana visited a sex therapist to cure her inability to have an orgasm. Ilana traces her "dead pussy" epidemic back to patient zero: The 2016 presidential election. The 20something screams vulgarities at the source of the problem amid an election-themed montage, complete with an orange-faced Trump and his infamous "Grab 'em by the pussy" audio playing on loop. Broad City's decision to bleep Trump's name is then seen in full effect when Ilana identifies Nov. 8 as the culprit. Her therapist tells her orgasms have been down 140 percent since Trump was elected. After several Trump-bleeped outbursts ("Electoral college! Mike Pence! Tiny, tiny hands!" she screams in rage), Ilana is able to climax when replacing her election rage with a ferocious female current, displayed in images of empowering women. Michelle Obama's "we go high" speech and a campaigning Hillary Clinton kick off a 15-second long montage of famous females. After Abbi and Ilana reunite for some group witchcraft in the woods -- a ritual heard all the way to a shaking Trump Tower -- a longer version of the montage again plays with the end credits. "Doing the Trump montage felt very radical, but taking about 15 seconds on television to show inspiring and powerful women is unfortunately just as radical," says Jacobson, adding that she and Glazer also slipped their own mothers into the visual parade of powerful women. This season, for the first time, sees both Jacobson and Glazer directing two episodes each. Of the creative decision, she adds, "We just decided to take the time to show powerful women on television." (Hollywood Reporter)

CBS News didn't splash out on a big star to replace Scott Pelley as the "CBS Evening News" anchor. The penny-pinching network instead stuck with in-house correspondent Jeff Glor after a month-long search, causing many media insiders to exclaim, "Who?" Glor's been with the network since 2007 and hosted the weekend "CBS Evening News." Says a source: "CBS prides itself on being frugal, and they didn't go after a big star." Page Six exclusively reported in May that "Poison Pelley" was out after six years and a testy relationship with CBS News President David Rhodes. After a spat with Rhodes while on assignment for "60 Minutes," Pelley dramatically called the New York HQ to demand that his office be packed up. Rhodes called his bluff and axed him from the flagship broadcast, which has been led by legends Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. These days, it's stuck at third in the ratings behind NBC and ABC. Anthony Mason had been filling in. (Page Six

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