Friday, November 3, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

The View's Meghan McCain Is Engaged. Meghan McCain is officially off the market! The View co-host is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, a source confirms to E! News. While fans have not met the lucky man or even know his name, Meghan has gushed about her guy in recent interviews. In fact, when celebrating her 33rd birthday earlier this month on The View, the self-proclaimed "blonde republican" revealed he's even more conservative than her. "This one works in politics and has for a long time so he wasn't as intimidated and he actually met my dad at my brother's wedding for the first time and ended up talking about health care or something very wonky," she revealed on a recent episode of the ABC daytime talk-show. "He's so conservative. He's funny in his own way." Meghan added, "It's interesting that I dated so many liberals that you don't like and I've ultimately seem to have landed with the most conservative guy in the history of the world." When asked by Meghan's co-hosts if her father Senator John McCain likes the man, he couldn't help but voice his approval. "He's a very fine man," he explained during his most recent appearance on the show. "I'm very proud and very happy that they are so happy together." The senator continued, "I think he's a fine man and I'm very pleased. We're going to have a very nice time together. Frankly, he's a little more conservative than I am." As to whether or not Meghan will share details about the proposal on an upcoming episode of The View, we'll be watching weekday mornings to find out. Us was first to report the news. (Eonline)

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa Proposes to Beauty Queen Girlfriend After World Series Win. It was a good night for Houston Astros player Carlos Correa. After his team beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series, the shortstop got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez. Correa popped the question on live TV after a Fox Sports reporter asked him if winning the World Series was everything he thought it would be. "It's everything and more," the baseball player said. "It's one of the biggest steps of my life, one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and right now I'm about to take another big step in my life." Fishing the ring box out of his pocket, Correa then went over to Rodriguez and proposed. "Daniella Rodriguez, you make me the happiest man in the world," he said. "Will you marry me?" Rodriguez, who was Miss Texas USA in 2016 and Miss Texas Teen USA in 2013, covered her face and burst through the field gates to kiss her now fiance. Obviously, she said yes. The baseball player then slid the giant pear-shaped diamond ring on his loved one's finger. Rodriguez is clearly Correa's biggest fan. The former beauty queen has posted several pictures of her cheering on her man on Instagram. Congratulations to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Nicole Kidman Reveals the Sweet Reason Why Winning Two Emmys Was More Meaningful Than Winning an Oscar. Winning an award means nothing without someone to share it with, Nicole Kidman said. The 50-year-old actress was a double winner in September at the 2017 Emmys, for producing and starring in the HBO mini-series Big Little Lies alongside Reese Witherspoon. "I was so glad to win the two Emmys, because I have [two] daughters," Kidman said on CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. "It was amazing to take home two and go, 'You get one each.'" Kidman received her an Academy Award 15 years ago for her role in The Hours. While it's undoubtedly a major achievement for any actress, for Kidman, it was a bittersweet moment. "When I won my Oscar, I was not in a great place in my life. I didn't have a partner to share it with," said Kidman, who at the time had recently left Tom Cruise. "I was flailing, emotionally and personally. So, to win and Emmy and be in love and have my family... It's amazing." After she won the Oscar, she recalled, "I was alone. I sort of ordered some room service, and that was it -- which I know is like, 'Oh.'" Kidman, who wed Keith Urban in 2006, added, "There's something incredible about going home and going, 'Baby! We did it!' And that's what we did." Big Little Lies was borne out of Kidman and Witherspoon's annoyance with Hollywood. "For us, this was a situation where we were frustrated, both Reese and I, at the things we were being offered. So, we were able to go, 'There's this great book [by Liane Moriarty] and we should option it. We should see if we can get it made and create some great roles for ourselves and our friends,'" Kidman recalled. "Suddenly, the whole thing snowballed, and it was one of those things where within a year, we were in production of this female-driven drama that took off and was so embraced by the audience." Witherspoon had previously worked with director Jean-Marc Vallee on 2014's Wild, and Kidman said it was "amazing" to finally "get things done." "To join forces and use our power together is what was really, really fun," she said, adding that it "gave us far more opportunity -- and that's a great thing to be telling the younger generation." Stephen Colbert also asked Kidman about the possibility of a second season, to which the actress replied, "We want to. We're inching our way forward, because we want it to be good." Kidman added, "It's now moving far more rapidly than six months ago." (Eonline)

Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, filed for divorce more than 6 years ago, but guess what -- they're still not divorced. Harvey interviewed Arnold for "OBJECTified" and raised the issue of divorce. Maria filed on July 1, 2011, several months after the story broke that Arnold had fathered a baby with the couple's housekeeper. At the time she filed, two of their kids -- Patrick and Christopher -- were both minors. They're both adults now so custody is not an issue. As we reported, the couple does not have a prenup and they amassed a $400 million fortune during their 25-year marriage. We're told for years, their business people have worked on how the property should be split ... yet the divorce is stalled. Our sources say Maria would like the divorce to become final, but Arnold is not taking the necessary steps to end the marriage. "OBJECTified" with Arnold airs Sunday at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, and again at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT, on FOX News Channel. (TMZ)

The Weeknd was right to be skeptical. After girlfriend Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant in June, she reconnected with ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber. "He was concerned and, as a friend, checked in," a Bieber source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. "They started hanging out again. They just care about each other." And while their revived relationship began as platonic, old feelings soon resurfaced. Though a Gomez pal says the "Starboy" originally "didn't care" about the friendship, a second source says he soon became wary: "He trusted Selena, but he really didn't trust Justin." The former Disney star, 25, followed her heart. As Us Weekly previously reported, she and the 27-year-old (born Abel Tesfaye) split after nearly 10 months together. "Justin is her soul mate," explains the Gomez pal. "He always had her heart and her attention." Now, Bieber, 23, is using it to his advantage. "Justin really wants Selena back," reveals a Bieber source. "He's been texting her nonstop and hangs out with her whenever he can." A reconciliation may be next. "There won't be any decisions soon," explains the Gomez pal. "But ultimately, their friends think it will end up in that direction." And though the Bieber source insists he's a changed, "more mature" man, Gomez knows what she may be getting herself into. (In August 2016, she claimed he "cheated multiple times.") Adds the source, "Justin has his moments, he's still the same and Selena knows that." Still, the heart wants what it wants. Says the insider, "You can't forget your first love. Justin will always have the biggest piece of her heart." (US Weekly)

Prince Jackson Injured in Motorcycle Accident: "Well S -- t." Prince Jackson was involved in a motorcycle crash on Thursday and is "doing OK" despite sustaining some injuries. The 20-year-old eldest son of the late Michael Jackson had shocked fans when he posted on his Instagram page a photo of his legs strapped down while lying inside what appeared to be an ambulance. He wrote, "Well s--t..." "Prince Jackson was involved in a motorcycle accident on his way to college this morning, November 2nd, in Los Angeles," his rep said in a statement to E! News. "He suffered some injuries but is doing OK. Thank you all so much for your support and prayers and we will update you on his progress shortly." The roads were slicker than usual on Thursday morning, as it was drizzling. Prince is a a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. TMZ reported that after the accident, he was checked out at an ER and then released. He made to class on time, the website said. Prince has not commented. It is unclear how long Prince has been riding a motorcycle. He first started posting videos of himself riding a Harley Davidson bike on Instagram and YouTube in September. "I've always wanted a bike ever since I was little," he said. "I think it's just bad-ass. I don't know what to tell you." He said he took a three-day California Motorcycle Safety Program course to learn to ride a motorcycle, as he had only ridden dirt bikes before. His sister Paris Jackson, 19, voiced concern over a video of himself riding his motorcycle that was posted on September 19. "WHERE ARE YOUR RIDING GLOVES!?!!!!!!!! YOU PROMISED ME," she wrote. Subsequent videos showed him wearing them. (Eonline)

Kevin Spacey to Seek Evaluation and Treatment Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Kevin Spacey is taking a break from acting. On Wednesday evening, fans learned that the actor is seeking help away from the public spotlight. "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment," his rep said in a statement to E! News. "No other information is available at this time." The news comes less than a week after actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin of making an unwanted sexual advance at him when he was 14 years old. After the story hit, the Oscar winner apologized in a lengthy statement. "I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor," Kevin wrote. "I am beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter as it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior and I am sorry for the feelings he described having carried with him all these years." He continued, "This story has encouraged me to address other things in my life...I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man." Anthony would later post a message on Twitter that stated: "Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time." In just a matter of days Kevin has been criticized for the way he came out as a gay man. On a professional level, the actor also learned that he will not receive the International Emmy Award in light of the sexual misconduct allegations. As for the future of House of Cards, Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital recently announced that production on the sixth and final season of the series starring Kevin and Robin Wright has been suspended indefinitely. (Eonline)

Corey Feldman called the LAPD to name the pedophiles he says targeted him and other child stars, such as Corey Haim, on Dr. Mehmet Oz's show, sources tell us. Feldman recently had a contentious interview on "Today" regarding a plan he has to name the accused pedophiles only after he raises $10 million online to make a film on the topic. The mother of Haim, his former pal and co-star, publicly objected to the fundraising idea, saying, and "He doesn't need $10 million to do it." But "Dr. Oz encouraged [Feldman] to call the LAPD again after child-abuse claims. He revealed two new names," an insider told Page Six. Feldman tells Oz in an interview: "This guy on his -MySpace page and his Facebook page has got pictures of me and Corey Haim. He still taunts it and flaunts it." He then says in a clip on the phone to the LAPD, "I'm going to give you the names of everybody .?.?. everybody I've got knowledge of, and I would like you to start putting the pressure on all of them." Feldman tells Oz of one accused pedophile, "They're living in Mexico .?.?. I found that out a week and a half ago. I had a very lovely fan -- I don't even know that they're a fan or just somebody that cares about this topic. But somebody on my Twitter feed posted a video saying, 'This is the guy.'" Feldman has canceled a tour to focus on his campaign to out pedophiles that prey on child actors in Hollywood. Warner Bros. has severed ties with Brett Ratner in the wake of damning sexual harassment allegations in the L.A. Times, according to a studio source. Top brass at the studio the allegations that Ratner had masturbated in front of actresses and forced one actress to perform oral sex on him. Ratner's attorney has adamantly denied the charges on his behalf. In a statement, Ratner portrayed the choice to part ways with Warner Bros. as his own. "In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.-related activities," he said in the statement. "I don't want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved." Ratner's first-look deal with the studio had already expired, but will not be renewed. Ratner will also lose his office space on the Warners lot in Burbank, Calif., which will revert to the studio's control. Ratner has also been moved off "The Goldfinch," an adaption of the best-selling Donna Tartt novel, which he was set to produce. In 2013, Warner Bros. signed a $450-million co-financing deal with RatPac Entertainment, of which Ratner is CEO. That deal expires in March 2018, and there are five more films that RatPac helped finance, which will still be released. No decision has been made on whether or not the pact will be renewed. A lot will depend on what AT&T, which is closing a deal to buy Warner Bros.' parent company Time Warner, wants to do in terms of film financing. It will also likely depend on whether or not RatPac investor Len Blavatnik severs ties with Ratner. In the L.A. Times' story, actress Natasha Henstridge said that Ratner masturbated in front of her and then forced her to perform oral sex at his home in the early 1990s. Actress Olivia Munn also alleged that Ratner had masturbated in front of her in his trailer on the set of "After the Sunset." (Page Six)

Brett Ratner is suing a woman who claims the director raped her in L.A. over a decade ago ... calling the allegations a total lie. According to the suit ... Melanie Kohler claimed in an October 20 Facebook post, "Brett Ratner raped me" and continued by calling him "a rapist on at least one night in Hollywood about 12 years ago." She claimed he "preyed on me as a drunk girl [and] forced himself upon me" ... according to the docs. Ratner's lawyer tells us Kohler said she had met the director at an L.A. club in either 2004 or 2005, and he took her to Robert Evans' home where Ratner was living at the time. She says he forced her to have sex. Ratner's lawyer threatened to sue if she didn't take the post down immediately, and we're told she did, but recently started putting the same story out in various ways. Six women, including actresses Natasha Henstridge and Oliva Munn, claim Ratner sexually harassed or assaulted them. Ratner is suing Kohler for defamation, claiming unspecified damages. (TMZ)

Travis Scott did not incite anyone at his April 30 concert to jump from the balconies, and although an injured fan is now suing the rapper, the fan's own mom disputed the claim that Travis was responsible. Kyle Green is suing Travis, claiming the rapper incited the crowd to do crazy things like jump. Green says he didn't jump but something happened that caused him to fall. Green says Travis and his people were callous ... he claims he was unceremoniously scooped up without a cervical collar or backboard. He says he's now confined to a wheelchair. Green's lawyer says his client is partially paralyzed. But check out the video ... you never hear Travis encouraging people to jump, you see Green climb the railing, a strobe flash and then the teen plummeting. When Travis realized what happened, he summoned help immediately, urged his people to clear the way so he could get out safely. We obtained an email sent by Green's mom to Travis after the incident, in which she says her son "does not hold either of you accountable for what happened to him, and he will not take any legal action against either of you." The mom acknowledges someone pushed Kyle from the balcony, and she says, "I would never punish someone who was trying to help my son. Kyle has said that he will never forget your kindness and encouragement during that terrifying time." As Kyle was being taken out of the venue, Travis gave him a $100k ring. We're also told Travis' manager and others on his team visited Kyle in the hospital and Travis FaceTimed him. (TMZ)

Meek Mill is in big trouble with the law ... trouble that could land him in prison for nearly 2 years. Meek is going to court Monday for a couple of serious probation violations in his drug and weapons case ... he was arrested for fighting at a St. Louis airport in March, and arrested again in August for recklessly driving his motorcycle in NYC. The judge in the case has already made it clear ... one false move and he'll drop the hammer on Meek. In fact, in 2015 he left Pennsylvania for a gig without getting approval from the court and the judge put him on house arrest. The 2 recent arrests are even more serious, and if Meek got house arrest for a travel faux pas, he's in big big trouble now. BTW ... Meek's already copped a plea in the airport case and the reckless driving case. Worst case scenario ... Meek could spend around 20 months in prison. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Reese Witherspoon Accepts WSJ. Magazine's Entertainment Innovator of the Year Award: "I Have a New Mission." Reese Witherspoon is a woman on a mission. The Oscar winner, well-known for her cinematic accomplishments, has been proudly forging a path for women in Hollywood from behind the scenes. While at the helm of her production company, Hello Sunshine, the actress has helped bring female-centered hit works like Gone Girl, Wild and Big Little Lies to the big and small screens to the delight of viewers all over the world. While she recently won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series for Big Little Lies, Witherspoon's ongoing efforts to balance Hollywood storytelling have been recognized once again as WSJ. Magazine's Entertainment Innovator of the Year. Appearing at New York City's Museum of Modern Art alongside her look-alike daughter, Ava Phillippe, Witherspoon made a sartorial splash in a Giorgio Armani statement dress embellished with green pendants. After a heartfelt introduction by renowned designer Diane Von Furstenberg, Witherspoon took the podium to accept her statue, outline the issues she sees in the industry today and share how she plans to enact change. "I know that movies are very powerful," she began. "I've witnessed that firsthand with women who I'm so humbled by -- they come up to me on the street and they say, 'I went to law school because of Legally Blonde.'" It's because of the influence films have that Witherspoon wants them to reflect the full scope of humanity. "I don't really believe we've been seeing the full spectrum of the female experience," she said. "Women want real substance and premium, thought-provoking, well-made content and they want it now," she pointed out, noting that her production company aims to fulfill those desires. "Quite frankly we just can't see the same films from the same group of people over and over again and expect society to change." As Witherspoon continued, the mother of three addressed the current Hollywood climate. "I don't know if you guys heard, but there's been a lot of stuff going on in Hollywood," she quipped. "I don't know if you guys have read the news or anything, but we've been dealing with some really ugly truth of sexism and sexual harassment and it has been rampant for far longer than I've been an actress, but it's brought back a lot of painful memories for people and it's been a real time of reckoning for us and there is definitely a growing realization that we need to take the time to really examine the biases that exist in our industry and make much needed change." That change, according to Witherspoon, should include having more women at the decision-making table -- and she plans to help make that happen. "I've been really fortunate in my life. I've had an incredible career as an actress and it is my first love. I love being an actor, but now it's become abundantly clear to me that I have a new mission and that's to do more for others in my industry," she said. That mission statement involves creating more opportunities for women and people of color to tell their stories, championing new female voices in film and encouraging CEOs to include more female executives. "Sometimes change is about something small," the honoree said in conclusion. "Sometimes change starts in a room like this with people like all of you." (Eonline)

Selena Gomez Wears Justin Bieber's Hockey Jersey After Attending His Game. If this jersey could speak, it might just say "the heart wants what it wants." It certainly looked that way after former flames and rekindled friends Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted continuing their Wednesday rendezvous with a visit to the "Sorry" singer's hockey game. After going for a sweet bike ride together earlier in the day, the two were snapped by shutterflies leaving the hockey arena. As the icing on the pop culture cake, Gomez was sporting a red jersey -- the same one Bieber sported for his game. *Cue eyebrow raise* The duo have been causing quite the stir in Jelena land since news broke that Gomez and her most recent ex The Weeknd called it quits. Just days before reports of the breakup hit the Internet, the songstress and Bieber spent time at her pad and a source revealed the former lovebirds had hung out "a few times" since Selena underwent kidney transplant surgery sometime before mid-September. However, according to an insider, Bieber wasn't the reason for Gomez's breakup. "Abel is not upset about Selena and Justin hanging out," an insider told E! News. "Their relationship was over before they were hanging out. Abel is not dwelling over anything." As for the Biebs, another source said that he and the pop star are "friends at this moment," but he's always had love for her. "He respects Selena and just wants her to be happy," the insider added. "He hopes that building their bond again may help them in the future." In the meantime, the sweet pictures can speak for themselves. (Eonline)

Gordon Hayward is reliving the night where his ankle snapped on the court ... and says seeing his parents' reaction -- especially his mom's -- might've been the hardest part of the ordeal. In an interview with "TODAY" ... Gordon opened up about the game when his NBA career flashed before his eyes -- and got emotional talking about the toll it took on his parents, who were in attendance. "As a parent, you don't want your child to go through that. And as a parent myself ... I would rather take their pain ... I wouldn't want (my daughters) to go through that." "I remember seeing my mom, and she's crying. It's tough to see your parents cry too, 'cause it makes you emotional." On the plus side, the Celtics superstar says he's doing a lot better now ... and the support he's gotten from his family has really helped the healing process. Fun fact: Hayward's interviewer, Matt Lauer, says the All-Star is already swishing half-court shots FROM A CHAIR. Ballllllllin'! (TMZ)

Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia, 16, Criticizes Her Lenient Parenting Style: 'You're Scared We're Going to Hate You'. It's been a tough few years for Teresa Giudice, what with her 11-month stay in prison for bank and mail fraud, the death of her mother, and the burden of raising her four daughters -- Gia, 16, Gabriella, 12, Milania 11, and Audriana, 8 -- alone while her husband, Joe Giudice, is in jail serving out his own 41-month sentence for fraud. So if the 45-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star is a little lenient with her parenting-style, it's understandable. After all, she's making up for lost time and doing everything as a single mom. Still, it appears Teresa has some room for improvement -- according to her eldest daughter Gia, at least, who confronted her mom about the lack of discipline at home on Wednesday's all-new episode. "I'm a good kid, I don't do anything. And Gabriella's a good kid. And Milania's a good kid too, but she has no boundaries. She really doesn't," Gia said. "She needs discipline, but you don't do anything." As an example, Gia pointed out that while Teresa took away Milania's phone, she gave it back to her a day later. "I don't know what to tell you, I'm not the mom," Gia said. "While you were away, dad -- he was very strict. Like, he really was. When you came home, you don't discipline much because I feel like you're like scared we're going to hate you." The comments hit Teresa hard. "I just want to be the best mom I [can be]," she said. "I hate to say no ... I want us to have fun together." "Growing up so strict, I don't want to be strict with my kids," she confessed. "I want to lessen the reigns a little bit." Gia didn't like that rationale though. "That's not being the best mom," she told Teresa. "We need discipline." It was a powerful moment to see, but not the first time Teresa has received advice about her parenting. On last week's episode, sister-in-law Melissa Gorga told Teresa that she needed to lay down the law. "Milania knows how to work it," she told Teresa. "She knows what she's doing to you. Don't fall for it. She's totally working it. You're too nice to them because you never want them to be mad at you. You still have to put your foot down with them a little bit. You have to be a little bit stricter with them." "Teresa has her hands full these days, but when it comes to her kids, she will kind of give into them for anything," Melissa explained. "She's like Mr. Softee." Unlike with Gia, Teresa wasn't open to hearing those comments though. "That was really ballsy of her," Teresa said. "I would never tell anyone how to be with their kids and I'm pissed. She has my brother to be her co-parent with her children. I'm doing this all on my own so give me a f -- -- break." Angry about her words, Teresa lashed out at Melissa over petty things in the days since -- even saying that she was only a Gorga "by injection" as the two worked on their new family restaurant together. It was only when meeting with Melissa and husband Joe Gorga (Teresa's brother) that she was able to apologize to Melissa and admit what was wrong. "I had a lot on my mind. I overreacted and I just want to say I'm sorry," Teresa said on Wednesday's episode. "The reason I picked a bone with you is because you were knocking my parenting." Joe backed Melissa up. "You are too nice," he told his sister. No matter how much she may know that to be true, Teresa couldn't admit they were right. "Joe and Melissa should not criticize my parenting at all," she told viewers. "Even on my worst day, kids are off limits." The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo. (People)

Hollywood is awfully forgetful when it comes to offensive comments. Three years ago, after Gary Oldman defended Mel Gibson and said Hollywood was "run by Jews," it looked like his movie career was over. But on Sunday, Oldman will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the Beverly Hilton. With fellow Brit James Corden hosting the 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards, Oldman will be honored for his roles in "Sid & Nancy," "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and, most recently, as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour." Hard to believe it was just 2014 when Showbiz411 ran the headline: "Actor Gary Oldman Ends His Career in Hollywood with Racist, Anti-Semitic Interview." Before hastily apologizing for his comments, Oldman had told Playboy magazine, "Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he's actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him .?.?. He got drunk and said a few things, but we've all said those things. We're all f?-?-?king hypocrites." Hypocrites with short memories. (Page Six)

You can now find out how much your Instagram posts are worth. A new website telling you exactly how much your Instagram posts has been launched and we could all be making some extra cash. It's no secret that celebrities and social media influencers make a killing on Instagram. In fact, the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid and co all make hundreds of thousands of pounds per sponsored post. And then there's Instagram queen Selena Gomez who raked in over £500,000 for sharing that Coca Cola picture, the most liked picture of 2016. But have you ever wondered how much you - an ordinary user who doesn't have millions (or even thousands) of followers championing their every move - could make? Well, there's a new site where you can find out. The site, 'inkifi', has been launched to allow those of us who aren't incredibly attractive supermodels or A-list celebrities to work out how much our posts are worth. And believe it or not, they're worth something - even if you're only followed by a mere 100 accounts. All you have to do is visit the site, enter your Instagram handle in the box provided and voila, the total sum of money you could be making per post appears. And that's not all - 48% of marketers are planning on increasing their social media influencer budgets which means that you could in fact be making even more over the next twelve months. So, why not discover how much you could be cashing in via your Instagram? It may not be quite enough to quit the day job but it could certainly pay for your post-work bevvy... If you have at least 1,000 followers that is. Every little helps right? (British Glamour)

Tyrese looks like he's having a mental breakdown and his friends are worried sick, but the actor tells us his behavior is that of a desperate father who has been bled dry by an angry ex-wife. Tyrese has posted a gut-wrenching, almost hysterical video where he dissolves into tears at times and other times shows bursts of anger. He tells TMZ he is no different than an everyday Joe in Chicago who is fighting for his child. He vehemently denies physically abusing 10-year-old Shayla and strongly believes Norma Gibson is motivated by spite and is making up claims to drive a wedge between father and daughter. Tyrese also says he's going broke defending himself in court, paying huge legal bills. He says that's why he's so angry at The Rock, who's doing a spinoff of 'Fast & Furious' that is delaying the 9th installment of the franchise by a year. Tyrese says he desperately needs the paycheck. The actor says Norma's claims have made him virtually unemployable ... essentially ruining his life, but he's determined to fight on so he can regain some form of custody. (TMZ)

Ralph Lauren Reveals U.S. Olympic Team's Closing Ceremony Uniforms for 2018 Winter Games. We're three months away from the start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games! And with only 100 days left until opening ceremonies take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we're getting our first look at the U.S. team's uniforms. Ralph Lauren, the brand designing the wardrobe for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams for the sixth time, unveiled their closing ceremony uniforms on the Today show Wednesday. "Introducing the #TeamUSA Closing Ceremony uniforms for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, unveiled on the @TODAYshow," the Ralph Lauren Twitter account shared Wednesday along with a photo of Olympians Gus Kenworthy, Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani and Jamie Anderson wearing the uniforms. The picture shows the group wearing the patriotic red, white and blue uniforms. A white water-repellent jacket with an American flag on the jacket's sleeve. Underneath the jackets, the athletes will wear a red, white and blue sweater. The athletes will also be sporting double-fleece blue plants along with mittens and a hat to keep warm and boots with matching red laces. If you want to purchase the Ralph Lauren Team USA Collection, the items will be available online at RalphLauren.com and TeamUSAShop.com as well as in select Ralph Lauren and Polo Ralph Lauren stores starting in December. The closing ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will take place on Feb. 25! (Eonline)

Music

Taylor Swift Is About to Drop a New Song: "Call It What You Want." We're one step closer to hearing Taylor Swift 's full Reputation album. After dropping her songs "Gorgeous," "... Ready for It" and "Look What You Made Me Do," the Grammy-winning artist revealed she's releasing a new song, "Call It What You Want" at 12:00 a.m. EST. Swift posted pictures of what appear to be lyrics from the song on Instagram. The 1989 star has used the social platform to tease her entire album so far. Thankfully, fans won't have to wait long to hear the rest of her songs. Reputation drops Nov. 10 -- so mark your calendars. But if Nov. 10 seems too far off, fear not. The "Shake It Off" singer is gifting Swifties with a performance next week. In a press release, The ABC Television Network announced Swift is performing a new song on air during its "TGIT" lineup on Nov. 9. According to the release, Swift will give a three-minute performance during an episode of Scandal. The show begins at 9:00 p.m. EST. An extended version of the performance will air on Freeform on Nov. 10. Reputation has clearly been a labor of love for Swift. The "Love Story" singer gave fans an inside look into her music writing process by sharing a video of her writing "Gorgeous." She's also posted behind-the-scenes videos of the making of her "Look What You Made Me Do" music video -- a video that broke four major records in its first week, including most video views in the first 24 hours and most Spotify streams in its first day. The album has produced mixed reviews so far. But Call It What You Want, these record-breaking figures suggest Reputation will be a success. (Eonline)

Harry Styles' First Solo Tour Is One for the Books: From Slipping on Kiwis to Saving Fans in Distress. If Harry Styles has learned anything on his first world tour as a solo performer, it's that the show must go on. Take for instance the former One Direction singer's latest mid-concert mishap, when he was this close to wiping out on a kiwi at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Yes, a kiwi. Fans appear to be taking his hit song of the same name quite literally, hurling fruit at the 23-year-old and almost causing him to take a tumble. Like any seasoned pro, Styles continued right along, later teasing concert-goers, "It appears there is an actual kiwi thrown on stage. Has anyone else brought any fruit? Shame on you." But that's just the tip of Harry's tour iceberg... While performing at the We Can Survive benefit concert in Los Angeles earlier this month, some people expressed outrage over an incident involving a fan groping Styles. The inappropriate encounter was caught on camera and as a result, #RespectHarry began trending on Twitter. As an eyewitness explained to Yahoo Celebrity U.K., "He got down onto his knees and was shaking his arms to the music with his eyes closed. A fan then reached out and touched his crotch. He very quickly got up and appeared to also shove their hand a little bit to remove them faster. You can tell it freaked him out a little because as he continued performing, he avoided the section that fan was standing in." Then at another recent show in London, Styles paused the concert to help a fan who was having a panic attack. In footage shared online, the native Brit asks those around the individual in distress to "give her a little bit of space," adding, "Just chill for one second. We'll get some people." Per Buzzfeed, the fan thanked Harry and the venue's medics for" having such a pure heart and stopping the show to get security to help me." And with more than a month of tour dates to go, who knows what other hijinxs Harry might come across?! Regardless, fans can rest assured Harry will handle any possible road bump with his signature charisma and ability to laugh at himself. Never change, Mr. Styles. Never change. (Eonline)

Sam Smith Declares the 'Woman in Me Is on Fire' When He Hears Fifth Harmony After Coming Out as Gender-Fluid. Sam Smith is a Harmonizer! The 25-year-old singer's dream came true during his appearance on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden on Wednesday when he was surprised by one of favorite music acts, Fifth Harmony. "I feel free, I feel alive. I feel the woman in me is on fire," Smith told Corden about listening to the girl group's music. "'Work From Home' is my wedding song. I want to walk down to it in heels," the four-time Grammy winner said. Adding, "I'm obsessed with them. I'm just a Harmonizer." This comes a week after Smith introduced the world to his female alter ego "Karamel." "What people don't know is Karamel's actually sold 24 million records in America from her first album, Karamel with a K," he said in his Apple Music documentary. Recently, Smith opened up his gender identity and revealed he doesn't consider himself a cisgender man. "I don't know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man," he told the U.K. Sunday Times, also revealing that he likes dressing in drag and shopping at the famed House of Priscilla whenever he's in Sydney, Australia. "Oh my God, I just buy everything -- heels, dresses," he said. Also during their Carpool Karaoke ride, Smith and Corden belted out the singer's hits such as "Too Good at Goodbyes," "Lay Me Down," "Money on My Mind," "Stay with Me" and "Pray." Smith's second studio album, The Thrill of It All, is available on Nov. 3. (People)

Stream Pinegrove's New Song 'Intrepid'. Pinegrove has shared a new song called "Intrepid." After spending the last few months teasing new music for an album still slated for 2018, the Montclair, New Jersey band has finally returned with crushing lyrics and another blown-out, top-of-your-lungs chorus. "Would you bet your life on it darling?" shouts singer Evan Stevens-Hall. "Well the way I spent my winter, I wonder, 'how could we commit?'" The track comes loaded with all the sort of ringing wordplay and unfettered enthusiasm that made their breakout Cardinal so memorable, included in both Spin's 30 Favorite Emo Revival Albums and Top 50 albums of 2016. (Billboard)

Jack White Tells Gary Oldman His Next Album Is 'Back-Alley Stabbing Music'. The new issue of Interview magazine features musical impresario Jack White interviewing the man he names as his personal favorite actor: Gary Oldman. The occasion is the upcoming Winston Churchill biopic The Darkest Hour, in which Oldman portrays the legendary prime minister as Britain enters World War II. Oldman and White share a high opinion of Churchill's intellect and public speaking, though White acknowledges that at "other times he was almost like a grumpy old man in the corner of a pub." Oldman discussed his acting heroes (heavy on the knighted British greats); White says he's been working on recording "good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music." The pair also talked how it's hard to people-watch when you're famous, unless, White suggests, you're spotted doing something totally, completely normal: "'Why is he buying rat poison at the hardware store right now? I mean, there's no way he could be committing a murder.'" Is everything okay, Jack? Read the full interview here. (Billboard)

Epik High Make 'Wonderful' Return to World, Heatseekers Album Charts. The trio also make their debut on the Social 50 chart. Epik High's new album We've Done Something Wonderful is equal parts celebratory and somber, but the hip-hop trio are surely feeling the former with their performance on the Billboard charts. The veteran act's new LP debuts at No. 2 on the World Albums chart, selling 1,000 albums in the week ending Oct. 26, 2017, according to Nielsen Music. As the World Albums ranks traditional album sales, this makes them the biggest-selling K-pop act in terms of album sales in America this week. Even as BTS' Love Yourself: Her album spends a historic sixth week on the Billboard 200, We've Done Something Wonderful was lower in track equivalent album units and, more heavily, streaming equivalent album units to miss an entry on the Billboard 200. This also marks the first week BTS has not been at No. 1 on World Albums since Love Yourself: Her's chart-topping debut on Oct. 7. This is Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz's second-largest opening week, the first coming from their last album, 2014's Shoebox, that started with 2,000 sold and earned the guys their first No. 1 on World Albums and a Top 10 entry on the Heatseekers Albums chart. We've Done Something Wonderful also starts at No. 21 on Heatseekers this week. Overall, Epik High has earned four entries on World Albums with Wonderful (No. 2) and Shoebox (No. 1), along with 99 (which hit No. 13 in November 2012) and Epilogue (which also peaked at No. 13 in March 2010 as one of the earliest K-pop entries on World Albums ever). Musically, Epik High indicates it was a journey to declare they had "done something wonderful." Through honest and at-times self- deprecating lyrics, the group discuss sacrificing for your dreams on the gorgeous "Lost One" featuring Nell singer Kim Jong Wan; anxiety with success on "Bleed;" and general anguish on the English-language standout "Here Come the Regrets" featuring Lee Hi. A fascinating blend of K-pop stars help the band with their most intimate stories on record (Lee Suhyun of Akdong Musician's soft soprano shines on "The Benefits of Heartbreak" while Crush croons through the heartbreaking-yet-hopeful album closer "Munbae-Dong") along with their most carefree (look out for a multi-generational, hip-hop collective on "No Thanxxx" featuring Winner's Mino, Simon Dominic & The Quiett). Elsewhere, Epik High also make their debut on the Social 50 chart at No. 22, joining fellow K-pop acts like BTS (at No. 1), Wanna One (No. 12), Seventeen (No. 19) and EXO (No. 25) this week. Look out for a more in-depth breakdown of their social gains on Billboard soon. (Billboard)

Rap artist Snoop Dogg posted a photo Wednesday promoting his album and newest single, "Make America Crip Again." The image features what appears to be President Donald Trump's dead body draped in a flag. The Instagram post -- which appears to have since been removed-showed the rapper with a cup in his hand standing over a cadaver with a toe tag reading "Trump." The image practically mirrors that of Ice Cube's 1991 album, "Death Certificate," in which the dead body is tagged "Uncle Sam." In the single titled "Make America Crip Again," released ahead of the album, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, takes jabs at Trump. He also raps about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whom he says was "blackballed" by the National Football League following his decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest against racial injustice. "The president said he wants to make America great again. F–k that s–t, we gon' make America Crip again," Snoop Dogg raps. "As I look around I see so many millionaires with skin like mine, don't pretend that I'm with that bulls -- your president been tweeting." Despite the references, the rapper told Billboard his newest album is "just good music," rather than a "statement or a political act." "Certain people feel like we should make America 'great again,' but that time they're referring to always takes me back to separation and segregation so I'd rather Make America Crip Again," Snoop Dogg said. "I'm taking it back to the era of being for ourselves and for everyone else," the rapper added. "I'm for the evolution of people coming together and being one as opposed to being separate. Music is the best way to heal." The album was scheduled to be released Oct. 27. In a music video released earlier this year for the song "Lavender," Snoop Dogg uses a toy gun to shoot a clown dressed as Trump. (Page Six)

Movies

Luke Skywalker Returns to the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer. During Game 7 of the World Series, fans got a special look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The trailer began with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) stepping into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon -- the ship that took him on galactic adventures with R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), C-3PO (Athony Daniels), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). While the 45-second TV spot reused many shots previously seen in the Oct. 9 trailer, it also invited fans of the films into the red throne room of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), flanked by his Praetorian Guard and The First Order's General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). In addition to seeing a new shot of Leia, looking forlorn, fans were also treated to footage of Finn (John Boyega) piloting a skimmer along the salt flats of the planet Crait, as well as Luke's protege, Rey (Daisy Ridley), in the rain, wielding what was once the Skywalker family lightsaber. Earlier this week, Hamill opened up to The New York Times about his reluctance to reprise his iconic role as Luke in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "I was just really scared," the 66-year-old actor admitted. "I thought, 'Why mess with it?' The idea of catching lightning in a bottle twice was ridiculously remote." While Fisher was on board from the get-go, Hamill assumed Ford would pass on the offer, thereby allowing him to say "no" without facing any repercussions himself. "He's too old and too rich and too cranky," he recalled thinking. "He's not going to do this." After Ford said yes, he had no choice but to return as Luke. "Can you imagine if I was the only one to say no?" he asked. "I'd be the most hated man in nerd-dom." Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters Dec. 15. The all-star cast also features Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Benicio Del Toro ("D.J."), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), among other supporting actors. Rian Johnson wrote and directed the movie, and Ram Bergman and Kathleen Kennedy produced it. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin served as executive producers. (Eonline)

The Lion King Cast Announced: Beyonce, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner & More Officially Join Remake. Oh we just can't wait to see Bey in The Lion King! Earlier, Disney Live Action announced the full all-star cast of Jon Favreau's new take on the 1994 classic animated film, The Lion King. While there have been rumors swirling about for months, Beyonce, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and more stars have officially signed on for the live-action retelling of the beloved film. Jay-Z's lady love posted a photo of the full cast on her Facebook, along with the simple caption, "#TheLionKing 2019." "It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life," said Favreau in a statement. Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) will be the future king Simba, Bey will take on Simba's friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones will reprise his role of Simba's loving father, Mufasa. Meanwhile, Chiwetel Ejiofor will answer the call to play Simba's villainous uncle Scar, Alfre Woodard will take on Simba's no-nonsense mother, Sarabi, JD McCrary fills the shoes of Young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph will play tough girl Young Nala. But that's not all that's been announced: John Kani has been enlisted to play wise baboon Rafiki, John Oliver will be telling everyone what to do as hornbill Zazu. Of course, no retelling of the beloved story would be complete without Timon and Pumba. Seth Rogen will be honing his comedic chops to gaseous warthog Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner will know it all as the meerkat Timon. Some other foes will be coming out to play: Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre and Keegan-Michael Key will all be playing the trouble-making hyenas. (Eonline)

Jared Leto Will Not Be Playing Hugh Hefner in Brett Ratner-Directed Biopic Amid Scandal. Not so fast, guys. Last month, Brett Ratner, who was accused of sexual harassment earlier, gave an interview in which he said that Jared Leto had contacted him to play Hugh Hefner in his biopic about the famed Playboy founder. But that movie ever becoming a reality seems highly unlikely because earlier Playboy Enterprises said its involvement is "on hold" with Ratner amid the scandal and Leto's rep says that the Oscar is not attached to the movie and never was. Earlier, Playboy Enterprises announced that the biopic (and all other projects with RatPac Entertainment) would be put on pause due to recent sexual assault allegations made against Ratner. This morning, news broke that six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, had come forward to detail experiences of sexual harassment and misconduct by the producer-director. In a statement to E! News, Playboy Enterprises said, "We are deeply troubled to learn about the accusations against Brett Ratner. We find this kind of behavior completely unacceptable. We are putting all further development of our projects with RatPac Entertainment on hold until we are able to review the situation further." Interestingly enough, Leto's rep has come forward to say that the star was never intending to be in the film about the famed Lothario. "Jared Leto is not and was not attached to a Brett Ratner-directed Hugh Hefner film, nor will he be working with him in the future," Leto's rep told Deadline. "Earlier reports were incorrect and not confirmed by his representatives." Previously, E! News reported that The Hollywood Reporter announced that Leto was all set to play the famous Playboy founder in an upcoming biopic. At the time, THR reported that the film was already in early development under his company RatPac Entertainment. "Jared is an old friend," Ratner told THR. "When he heard I got the rights to Hef's story, he told me, 'I want to play him. I want to understand him.' And I really believe Jared can do it. He's one of the great actors of today." At the time, E! News reached out to Leto's rep for additional comments on his involvement. According to THR, Ratner's intent to direct the film dates back to 2007, when the film was set to be made by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. However, when the rights expired, THR wrote, Jerry Weintraub bought them. It wasn't until the Ocean's and Westworld producer died, THR continued, that Ratner purchased the rights for his own company. THR also wrote that Ratner tried to introduce Leto to Hefner back in April at the premiere of Amazon's docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story; however, he was unable to make the introduction due Hefner's declining health. Hefner died at the age of 91 on Sept. 27. (Eonline)

Tom Tykwer Named Berlin Festival Jury President. The 'Run Lola Run' and 'Cloud Atlas' director has premiered six of his films at the Berlinale. German director Tom Tykwer will be the jury president of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. The director of Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas and A Hologram for the King is one of Germany's best-known and most successful filmmakers and one inextricably linked with the city of Berlin, where he lives. Tykwer is also intimately connected to the Berlin Festival, where he has presented six of his films in the past, twice opening the premier German festival, with Heaven in 2002 and The International in 2009. "The Berlinale has always been my favorite and my home film festival, and has supported me since I began working as a filmmaker," said Tykwer. "We have a fantastic and broad history with each other. Now I can look forward to two focused and fun weeks of films with the jury," says Tom Tykwer with regard to his jury presidency." The 2018 Berlin International Film Festival runs Feb.15-Feb. 25. (Hollywood Reporter)

AFM: 'Casino Jack' Producer Forms New Film Venture. Industry veterans Bill Marks and David Miller have partnered to launch V71, a new film acquisition, sales and releasing platform aimed at the world market. Producer Bill Marks has partnered with A71 Entertainment to form V71, a new film distribution, international sales and production venture. The new company, unveiled at AFM, combines Marks' production shingle Vortex Pictures and A71 Entertainment, led by David Miller, Chad Maker and Kirk Comrie. Marks' film credits include the Kevin Spacey-starrer Casino Jack; the Western Forsaken, starring Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland; Compulsion, featuring Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss; and A Fighting Man, starring Dominic Purcell, James Caan and Lou Gossett Jr. V71 has tapped Owen Kelly as head of sales and Susan Curran, formerly executive director of marketing and acquisitions at Anchor Bay Canada, as vp of development and marketing, with a focus on studio and third party relationships. "A71 has continued to evolve and grow over the years. This is the next step for us as a company that has been built on organic growth from the beginning," Miller, co-president of A71 Entertainment said in a statement. "In a complex market, it (V71) brings all the elements in house, and maximizes our ability to see distribution revenue go to the filmmakers," Bill Marks, president of Vortex Words + Pictures, said in his own statement. New V71 titles to be shopped at AFM include Another Wolfcop, the sequel to the genre pic Wolfcop; Love Sick, starring Adam Brooks, Jay Baruchel, Jessica Pare and Jacob Tierney; and Redwood, starring Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon. The original Wolfcop starred Leo Fafard as an alcoholic cop who black outs and wakes up as an enraged werewolf. V71 is also pre-selling Acquainted, directed by Natty Zavitz and starring Giacomo Gianniotti, Johnny Keltz and Laysla De Oliveria. (Hollywood Reporter)

New Female Spy Films Look to Go Beyond Bond. Thrillers starring Jennifer Lawrence, Blake Lively and Keira Knightley are being eyed as franchises. Will Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence and Keira Knightley lead a new spy movie boom? Hollywood has mined characters like James Bond, Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne for box-office gold for decades, but after Wonder Woman, studios are seeing ever greater potential in femme-focused action thrillers. Producers are shopping star-driven spy packages with filmmaker attachments to studios. This summer, while audiences were waiting to see whether Daniel Craig would return for Bond 25 (he'll suit up for his fifth film), the company behind the series was planning its first non-Bond feature. On Aug. 16, EON Productions and producer Barbara Broccoli set up a package with IM Global at Paramount for an adaptation of Mark Burnell's thriller The Rhythm Section, starring Lively and directed by The Handmaid's Tale helmer Reed Morano. The film is dated for Feb. 22, 2019. "People would tell me, 'Well, they kind of did this with La Femme Nikita,'" recalls Broccoli, who has been trying to get The Rhythm Section greenlighted for the past seven years. "Which is a movie I love, but it was in 1990, and there were 10 of these a week being released with men in them." On Oct. 9, K Period, the company behind last year's Oscar winner Manchester by the Sea, set Knightley to play a secret agent in an untitled original script from The Newsroom scribe Camilla Blackett. While a star is not yet attached, Lionsgate made a move to expand its existing neo-noir John Wick franchise with a female-fronted spinoff, acquiring the spec script Ballerina by writer Shay Hatten on July 25. While those projects are years away from release, Lawrence is the next secret agent to hit the big screen in Chernin Entertainment and Fox's Red Sparrow on March 2. Producer Jenno Topping, head of film and TV at Chernin, is in the process of editing the movie and says that "there is now a new sociopolitical context" to the feature, which sees Lawrence as a woman forced into a brand of espionage that requires her to seduce her targets. Notes Topping, referencing a post-Harvey Weinstein landscape: "This story is about a woman who is put in an unfortunate situation who turns the tables on everyone. It is weirdly timed with what is happening literally right now in Hollywood." "They are looking to give these big female stars points, instead of big contracts up front," says Jeff Bock, senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations. "Why wouldn't someone attach a Jennifer Lawrence and have her take a risk on herself?" While big studio movies in the young adult fantasy genre (Hunger Games and Twilight franchises) have seen global success with female stars, the spy genre has traditionally featured male leads. Heralding a new crop of female-driven spy films was this summer's Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron as an MI6 agent. "It shouldn't be a genre that is strictly male-based," says Nick Meyer, CEO of Sierra/Affinity, which financed and produced the feature. "The things that were attractive to us were that it was something fresh, with a producer-star that was committed to the idea." Moreover, studio's stalwart spy franchises have come with increasingly hefty price tags while their popularity has begun to flag, at least in the United States. The latest Mission: Impossible cost $150 million, grossing $195 million domestically, making it the fourth-most commercially successful installment in a franchise of five when adjusted for inflation. The latest Jason Bourne movie, starring Matt Damon, cost $120 million and pulled in $162 million. That title is also the fourth-most popular out of five installments, the fifth being the Jeremy Renner-starring Bourne. Meanwhile, grossed $51.5 million ($95.7 million globally) on a $30 million production budget, enough of a profit for Meyer and his team to entertain the idea of a franchise. Prior to Blonde there had been few big spy films with solo female leads. A notable precursor was the 2010 Angelina Jolie-starring feature Salt, which pulled in $118 million, but had a burly budget of $110 million. (Jolie's role was originally written for Cruise.) "It behooves the studios to follow the path of Atomic Blonde, where you focus on the female hero and then get a really good team to make the film," says Bock, adding, "As long as the grosses are there and they aren't paying hundreds of millions for a project there is no reason we won't see more of these movies." But why are women going undercover on screen now? "Well I thought [] would be good to make seven years ago," Broccoli says, laughing. "But I think people are realizing audiences are 50 percent women, or 52 percent in the U.K., and that they want different stories." (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Makes History With Kat Graham as First African-American April O'Neil. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back -- with a historical twist. Nickelodeon is returning to 2D for the new animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a new voice cast including The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham as April O'Neil, marking the first time April has been portrayed as an African-American. "I've watched TMNT since I was a little girl. I'm so proud to be playing the first African-American April O'Neil. What an incredible honor for me and milestone for this iconic cartoon," Graham said in a statement. "I'm excited for all the adventures the Turtles and I will have!" The cast also includes Ballers' Omar Miller as Raphael, Parks and Recreation star Ben Schwartz as Leonardo, Silicon Valley's Josh Brener as Donatello and You're the Worst scene stealer Brandon Mychal Smith as Michelangelo. Erica Bauza will play Splinter. In this series, things are different. Raphael is the leader, Leonardo is the self-professed "coolest" brother with a rebel heart and charm, Donatello is still the tech wizard and Michelangelo is an artist and skateboarder with an imaginative personality. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will see the heroes encounter new allies and villains as well as discover a "mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City." "This incredible roster of voice actors provides a fresh take on these globally recognized characters, and they are going to bring this version of the Turtles to life in a whole new way," Chris Viscardi, senior vice president of production and development at Nickelodeon for animation, said in a statement. "We have reimagined the series to be filled with humor, loads of action and a dynamic look, and it's packed with all new heroes, villains and cityscapes for the Turtles to explore." Rob Paulsen, who played Donatello in Nick's CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Raphael in the 1987 original series, will voice direct the series. The official description from Nick about the new 26-episode first season: "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes." And yes, if you're keeping track this officially makes Ben Schwartz the king of reboot and revivals. From BB-8 in Star Wars to Disney's DuckTales and now Nickelodeon's new TMNT, you can't escape his voice -- and that's just fine. Look for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2018 on Nickelodeon. (Eonline)

Stranger Things 2: All the Little Things You Might Have Missed. Hopefully by now you've finished watching the second season of Stranger Things, but if you haven't, you might want to take a hike away from this post, because here be some spoilers. By now it's clear that the Duffer Brothers and their team of writers and production designers are absolute geniuses. They're masters of not only the obvious homages, but also the subtle references and easter eggs that eagle-eyed viewers just love to catch and obsess over. In fact, sometimes it's hard to tell if something was intentional or just a happy accident, but if it was just a happy accident, we don't want to know about it, OK? We'd prefer to bask in the innocent joy of literally everything adding up to 11. Stranger Things 2 is now streaming on Netflix. (Eonline)

Arrow's David Ramsey Reacted the Same Way We All Did to Diggle Being the New Green Arrow. When Oliver Queen gave up the job of Green Arrow to Diggle in the second episode of season six, nearly everyone reacted the same way. There's no way that's going to stick, we all said. This will last for like, an episode, we all thought. And even Diggle himself, David Ramsey, felt the same way. "I thought it was going to be like a one-off," he tells E! News. "You know, kinda the way it's been before -- he's a decoy." But apparently, for at least the first six or so episodes of the season, Diggle is keeping the gig. "When I found out he was going to have a crossbow, I knew that they're really committed to it, because you know, there's more than just the money for a new costume invested. Now you're going into the props and you're changing the story," Ramsey says. "There's a visual change to the character, not just the weapon he uses." With the FBI closing in on Oliver's (Stephen Amell) vigilante habits and his son worried about his father not making it home, it was time for a change. So he officially gave up the bow and arrow to Diggle so he could focus on being the mayor, being a parent, and getting the FBI off his back, but Diggle's not just an interim Green Arrow. "They didn't just kind of bandaid this inquiry that the FBI has of Oliver Queen," Ramsey says. "I wasn't used to facilitate a bandaid. It was really a commitment to a storyline that I was impressed by." So far, Diggle's time as the Green Arrow isn't going all that well. He can't shoot arrows like Oliver can, and he's got a seriously concerning tremor in his hand after the explosion. So of course, he's doing drugs. "I think it's great for John Diggle who's always been kind of a bastion of integrity and morality, but now he's taking drugs to continue the mission of the team," Ramsey says. "And we're going to see that this becomes less of a moral question about his need for this drug, this performance enhancing drug, but it becomes about his lust for it, and to continue the mission, it becomes tunnel vision. And the team and mission gets compromised because of it." While he doesn't think the storyline compares to Lance's (Paul Blackthorne) substance abuse issues explored a couple seasons ago, Ramsey says we're going to see a whole new side of his character. "It is used to kind of underscore a different John Diggle, a John Diggle we've never seen before, and that's really the purpose of it to use as a story prop," he says. "So you should be concerned in the sense that the missions are compromised, and you haven't seen a Diggle like this before." So far, Diggle has yet to open up to Oliver or any of his teammates about the drugs he's taking, and Ramsey thinks that's the biggest lesson he has yet to learn as the Green Arrow. Apparently things are going to get a lot worse before he finally opens up. "We're talking about major health problems, near death type of experience," he teases. "Compromising out in the field, people getting hurt, and he himself getting hurt. So the stakes get higher and higher and higher the more the secrets get compounded." Tonight's episode finds Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) launching another attack and we finally get to meet Cayden James, the leader of Helix. But it also finds Diggle going "deeper into the rabbit hole." "We just go deeper into the pit of where he is with this drug and his need for it to continue to perform at the level he's performing at," he says. "There's more of Diggle missing the moral mark that he's so prone to always hit." In happier news, Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will continue to put their relationship back together, "and it's Oliver that helps Felicity realize that she needs the team to face this threat." Plus, he becomes a kind of mentor for everyone on the team. Since Oliver now has his s--t together, Ramsey says "there's a lot of falling to pieces" for the rest of the team, and Oliver is there to help put them back together. "Because Oliver has maybe reached another plateau, another level in his maturity, it does allow for you to see a lot of chinks in our armor in the rest of the team." Arrow airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

British Content "Under Serious Threat" From Netflix & Co., BBC Boss Says. "Their investment decisions are likely to focus increasingly on a narrow range of very expensive, very high-end content," Tony Hall says about streaming giants and warns of a $660 million spending hole. The future of British-made TV shows, such as Sherlock and Broadchurch, is "under serious threat" amid the rise of Netflix, Amazon and Apple and other industry changes, BBC director general Tony Hall will say Thursday evening. "We have to face the reality that the British content we value and rely upon is under serious threat," he will say in a speech in Liverpool. The BBC made a copy of highlights of the speech available ahead of time. The rise of streaming and tech giants and a drop in advertising revenue for commercial networks in Britain could lead to the amount spent on making shows in Britain fall by £500 million a year ($660 million) over the next decade, or more than 20 percent of the spending on British programs, Hall will suggest and argue this could lead to a drop in the volume and breadth, as well as the quality of TV programming. The estimated funding drop comes from a report by Mediatique, commissioned by the BBC. Hall will emphasize that the most-watched TV content in the U.K. this year again was made in Britain, including the concert after the Manchester bombing, Broadchurch, Britain's Got Talent, Sherlock and Strictly Come Dancing. However, streaming services focus more on identifying shows with international hit potential, he will say. "The reality is that their investment decisions are likely to focus increasingly on a narrow range of very expensive, very high-end content-big bankers that they can rely on to have international appeal and attract large, global audiences," according of the copy of key parts of Hall's speech. And he will say that streamers are unlikely to make up much of the possible spending shortfall over the next decade. "Even the most generous calculations suggest they are barely likely to make up half of the £500 million British content gap over the decade ahead," he will say. "And a more realistic forecast points to substantially less." Hall will also argue that the BBC should remain "a guardian of U.K. production," adding: "The BBC has always shown a great ability to adapt to new challenges and make them opportunities. If we get the response right now, and the rest of the industry does the same, then we can safeguard the future of homegrown content and, rather than British content diminishing, we can kick-start a new golden age for British production." (Hollywood Reporter)

Sarah Hyland Reveals Her Modern Family Character Is Bisexual. Sarah Hyland is spilling spoilers about her Modern Family character Haley Dunphy. The 26-year-old actress confirmed fan theories on Wednesday that Haley is bisexual, responding to one who asked if it was indeed true by writing on Twitter, "I don't know what the writers would say? But I confirm." Those Modern Family writers, including co-creator Steve Levitan, haven't responded to Hyland's tweet. But that didn't stop Hyland's followers from praising her for the scoop. "Yay! Go Sarah! I'm bi and proud," wrote one user. "This made me tear up a lil," another said. "thank you love." Over Modern Family's 9 seasons, Haley's dating life has been a recurring storyline. All of her 9 boyfriends on the show have been men, beginning with her on-again off-again boyfriend Dylan (played by openly gay actor Reid Ewing). Aside from Dylan, her most significant relationship on the show was with former many Andy (Adam DeVine), with whom she was in a "will they or won't they" arch until they finally started dating in season 7. She's yet to date a woman, but with 15 episodes still coming this season, anything is possible. Meanwhile, off camera, Hyland seems to be sparking romance rumors with The Bachelor alum Wells Adams -- even dressing up with him as Stranger Things characters Eleven and Dustin for Halloween over the weekend. "They've been friends for a while and now they've been hanging out and spending more time together," a source tells PEOPLE, adding, "They're flirty." Earlier this month, Hyland tweeted that she was single after calling it quits with longtime boyfriend Dominic Sherwood over the summer. "The problem with being single isn't the fact that you're alone. It's that you can't puppy dog eye a guy into getting you Starbucks in bed," she wrote on Oct. 11. Modern Family airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on ABC. (People)

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