Tuesday, November 7, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

So, turns out Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth have been married for SIX months! Well, well, well... News broke that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are actually married - and we can't even say 'congratulations to the newlyweds' because the actual ceremony happened six months ago. Now, we know that Miley can keep a secret life from us (Hannah Montana and all), but we weren't expecting this secret life to be married life. According to the Australian magazine NW, a source confirmed the duo tied the knot in April: "It was a very intimate ceremony at their house in Malibu. I'm told only a handful of people were there and they're still the only ones who know. Miley and Liam haven't really been making it public knowledge," the source added. "And don't plan to anytime soon." Rumors have been swirling since last week, that the lovebirds had tied the knot. The couple were spotted wearing matching wedding bands while visiting the place they first met - Tybee Island in Georgia, where they filmed the movie The Last Song. Aww. They also made a red carpet appearance last month - it was the first for the duo since 2013 - at the Thor: Ragnarok LA premiere. To support Liam's brother Chris, the newly reunited couple posed for adorable snaps. Miley was wearing a vibrant 60s-inspired flower power dress and Liam looked as handsome as ever in a suit and tie. Earlier this year, following her self-imposed "media blackout," Miley Cyrus spoke out about her relationship with hubby Liam Hemsworth and she got honest! "I think, know that everything is happening for the right reason," Miley said while speaking to SiriusXM's Hits 1 in Hollywood. The couple split in 2013, as Miley revamped her image from Disney star to the girl who infamously twerked on Robin Thicke at the VMAs. They were first seen back together in January 2016. Miley said she would tell her younger self: "I think ... everything is happening for the right reason, and I knew that when we weren't together for the first time. I didn't know if that was the end of it, or if we'd be back together again, but knew that wherever I was going, I was on the right path." The pair needed to breakup to have the relationship they have today: "I think, people who break up and get back together, I think that's awesome, because you know it's true, but you get time to be yourself. You get time to grow up. I think if you're growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being." It's not the first time Miley has spoken about getting back with Liam, telling Billboard magazine. "I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard," she told the interviewer. "We had to re-fall for each other." Miley even wrote a song about her relationship with Liam. The track, Malibu, includes the lyrics, "I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song." Speaking of the track, she said: "They're going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam. So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel'?" Since rekindling their relationship, Miley and Liam have appeared happier than ever, with Miley even getting a tattoo dedicated to her man. Liam has professed his love for Vegemite countless times in interviews, which is why everyone's convinced it's for him. Their love story 2.0 started when Miley and Liam hung out over Christmas and New Year in 2015. "Miley came back to LA after spending the holidays with Liam. She had the time of her life being with him and his family," a source told E! News at the time. Miley also set tongues wagging when she posed for a photo on Instagram wearing the engagement ring Liam gave her the first time around... To be fair, if we had a 3.5-carat, custom-designed Neil Lane engagement ring we would never take it off. When we first heard the news that old flames Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were back together after splitting back in 2013, we were thrilled. An insider told E News! at the time that Liam's family is pleased to have Miley back in their life, and think that they can make it work now that they're older. (British Glamour)

Kate Winslet Kisses Allison Janney at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards. The 2017 Hollywood Film Awards had some surprise girl-on-girl action. At the Beverly Hilton Sunday, Shailene Woodley presented the Hollywood Actress award to her Divergent co-star Kate Winslet, who next appears opposite Justin Timberlake in the Woody Allen movie Wonder Wheel. At the beginning of Winslet's acceptance speech, she told Woodley, "Thank you, Shai. Thank you so much for those wonderful words. I'm very proud to be next to you on this stage. Thank you for your grace, your integrity and your beautiful words." Rather than stand alone in the spotlight, Winslet wanted to shine a light on others in the room, so she used her speech to herald their accomplishments. "What a great room this is to be in tonight, filled with so many achievements and such powerful creativity. I'm deeply appreciative of this acknowledgement, at a time when the voices of artists play such an important role in storytelling and pushing boundaries, and that feels necessary today -- more than ever before, I think," she said. Winslet went on to say that "one of the most rewarding things about this job" is "the opportunity to work alongside incredible actors," and so she wanted "to thank and applaud" her fellow actors being honored, "for your passionate dedication and your brilliance." "Allison Janney is in this room. Allison, I know I don't really know you, but I just want to be you," she said. "I do. Or just stroke you or something. I mean, we could always kiss, maybe." As Janney cheered from her seat, Winslet said, "Maybe?" Janney jumped up and rushed toward the stage. "Oh, it's gonna happen. Quick, quick, quick!" Winslet said. "This is an exciting moment, isn't it?" After sharing a passionate (albeit quick) kiss on the lips, Winslet was too flustered to finish her speech. "Thank you very much," the actress told the audience. "Now I'm a little bit breathless!" Later in the show, Melissa McCarthy showed to give Janney the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her role in I, Tonya. "Allison Janney is not a good actor. She's not a good mimic, or even someone who is able to simply mirror a character, because she is so, so much more than all of those things combined. Allison, to me -- and I think to all of us -- is a force of nature. I think she throws herself headfirst into the heart and soul, and sometimes darkness, in her characters. Janney leads with her gut and with her weird, smart brain and her unflappable integrity, and we all get to sit and watch and bask in her amazing glow. She will hate everything I'm saying, by the way," she said. "This is one way I get to torture her, which is fun for me, because she somehow always remains in this beautiful state of kind of never knowing that she is the best of us." Janney was equally effusive when she appeared onstage to collect her award. "I met Melissa back in 1999, I would say, when I first moved to L.A. I fell in love with her comedy, I fell in love with who she was as a person, and I've just loved watching her become the star I always knew that she would be and was," she told her. "I love you so much for being here for me tonight." "Another good friend of mine is Mr. Steven Rogers. Steven Rogers wrote I, Tonya, for those of you who have not seen the movie. We've been friends for longer than either one of us would care to admit. He has written a lot of other movies and a lot of other roles for me, but I've never been cast in any of those movies. It was kind of our running joke. He'd write a movie and go, 'I wrote this great part for you.' Cut to 'the part written for Allison Janney will be played by Kevin Bacon.' It was extraordinary. And then, finally, this is where we meet together, in this extraordinary movie. You wrote this extraordinary part for me, which makes my legs tingle right now. I'm so grateful to you for an unbelievable role," she told him. "I love you so much for it." (Eonline)

Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Worst Guests She Ever Had on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah Winfrey thrives on meaningful conversations. For 25 years, she interviewed everyone on The Oprah Winfrey Show, from reality stars to royalty. But, as she reveals on Harry Tuesday, not every conversation had its aha moments. "You talk about all of the guests you've had over years," Harry Connick Jr. says. "Has anyone been particularly annoying, where you're just like, 'Gosh, I can't wait for this person to leave?'" "Well, I mean, the worst kind of guest -- you've had this, too -- is when you ask them question and they start talking about 1975, and then you think, 'Oh, we are in 2017. How long is it going to take us to get to 2017?' That's the worst," says Winfrey, who was on the show to promote her latest book, The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations. "The other worst guests, for me, are those who think whatever they are talking about is so spectacular, and you know it's not. So, my go to word was always, 'Wow.' Like, 'Wow! Really?'" But the "worst" kind of guest is the self-promoter, she says. "I had a guest on who was a lawyer -- I can't remember the show -- and he mentioned the book 29 times. That's after I started counting," she says. "Every sentence started. 'In my book, in my book, and if you buy my book,' and so finally, around third segment, I said, 'We all know the name of the book. Audience, tell him the name of the book... so you don't have to say the name of the book anymore.' After that we started having conversations. Our intention was to tell the people, 'You don't have to sell your book. I will mention the book. I will take care of the book.'" During his hour-long interview with Winfrey, Connick also talks to her about how success can change people. "I would be this person [no matter what]," she insists. "It's wonderful the way my life has worked out and that I'm really rich and everything. That's real cool. I really like that." "You know how rich you have to be to say it like that?" Connick teases, as it's no secret that Winfrey is one of the wealthiest people alive. "You have to be really rich to say, "I'm really rich." "Yeah, but I'm not one of those people who ever [lied about being rich], because I used to hate it when really skinny women would come on the show and complain about their thighs: 'Girl please!'" she says, noting that it's silly "for people to act like they don't have stuff when they have it." While having money does add "a certain level of comfort," she says, it's ultimately not what matters most. "This is the real truth: Wherever you are in your life, if you win the lottery, you will still be the same person. You will still be the same person," she says. "That money and those things you will now be able to buy are just a magnifying glass on who you already are." (Eonline)

Ben Affleck on Sexual Misconduct in Hollywood: I'm "Looking at My Own Behavior." As more people speak out about sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Ben Affleck wants to be "part of the solution." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Justice League actor told The Associated Press he's "looking at my own behavior and addressing that and making sure I'm part of the solution." So what does this solution look like to Affleck? According to THR, Affleck told The AP two things need to happen: "More women need to be pushed to power" and sexual harassment needs to be "a men's issue" and not something only women speak out against. Affleck has faced a few of his own scandals. Back in October, The New York Times published an expose detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. McGowan was mentioned in the article for a $100,000 settlement she reached with Weinstein in 1997 "after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival." She also later accused him of rape in a tweet. Note: Weinstein's attorney, Charles J. Harder, said The New York Times' article was "saturated with false and defamatory statements" in a statement to E! News. Weinstein's spokesperson Sallie Hofmeister also stated, "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein" after the New Yorker published a separate expose in which it reported three women accused Weinstein of rape. Just days after The New York Times article was published, McGowan started tweeting at actors, including Affleck, for staying silent on the matter. Soon afterwards, Affleck wrote he was "saddened and angry" over the allegations and that they "made me sick" in a social media post. After Affleck shared his statement, a Twitter user named Shanice Brim said Affleck allegedly "grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though." Burton tweeted back, "I didn't forget." In response to Burton, Brim then tweeted she was "so sorry that happened to you," to which Burton replied, "Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid." Affleck apologized to Burton in a tweet and said he "acted inappropriately" towards her. Soon afterwards, makeup artist Annamarie Tendler, who is married to comedian John Mulaney, made further allegations against Affleck in a series of tweets, one of which read he "grabbed my a-- at a Golden Globes party in 2014." "In addition, TV writer Jen Statsky -- who worked on popular shows like Broad City and Parks and Recreation -- seemed to support the makeup artist's claims in a tweet of her own. "I was also at this party and *multiple* friends had this same exact experience," she wrote in response to Tendler's tweets. (Eonline)

Mick Jagger leaves no stone unturned when it comes to bedding beautiful young ladies. The Rolling Stone frontman, 74, carried on a secret affair with a 23-year-old beauty while his then-partner, ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, was pregnant and they were still living together, a new report says. Hamrick gave birth to Jagger's eighth child, a son named Deveraux, in December. But Jagger was secretly two-timing her with Kuwaiti-American heiress Noor Alfallah, the Daily Mail said, quoting sources. "They have been intimate for two nearly two years, and everyone in Mick's close circle knows about her," a source said of Jagger and Alfallah. "Noor is a fantastic girl, and Mick adores her. He is her first serious boyfriend." Jagger kept the affair quiet because he didn't want Hamrick, his partner for three years, to be embarrassed, sources said. News of his relationship with Alfallah surfaced about a week ago, with reports saying the pair had only been dating the past few weeks. But sources told the Mail it has been going on since 2015. "The relationship started in the shadows, but once Melanie's baby was born last December, Noor and Mick started being less discreet," a source said. Now, "Melanie considers herself Mick's No 1 girlfriend." Hollywood lawyer John Branca, who has represented the Rolling Stones and is a close friend of Noor, confirmed Jagger's relationship with the dark-haired beauty is no fleeting encounter. "This is a real relationship," he said. "I've known Noor since she was in high school. She comes from an outstanding family, and is one of the brightest young ladies I've ever known," he said. Noor is the daughter of Kuwaiti businessman Fallah Alfallah and his American wife Alana, and is the eldest of their four children. Sources told the paper Noor initially began talking with Jagger because he owns a Hollywood production company and she was looking to break into the film business. "The attraction initially was Noor is mad keen to break into the movie business and Mick has his own production company and, of course, is one of the best-connected men in show business. He has been introducing her to a lot of powerful people," said the source. (Page Six)

Lamar Odom ''Is Doing Well" After Collapsing in a Hollywood Nightclub. Lamar Odom has already cheated death at least once... Despite being videotaped collapsing in a Los Angeles nightclub early on Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the former basketball star says that all is well with the ex-Lakers player. In a statement given to E! News, the spokesperson "Lamar is doing well." The spokesperson continued, "He was dehydrated and had been in an intense workout earlier in the day. It was also very hot in the club." On Sunday, TMZ Sports posted the original video of the troubled ex-hoopster collapsing at a VIP table. The outlet reports that the incident happened at around 2 a.m. at the club Bootsy Bellows. In the video, security appears to help up the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality star, who has publicly documented his long battle with substances and alcohol. In Us Weekly's Apr. 10 issue, the former NBA player, who almost died in a Las Vegas brothel in October 2015, opened up about his past drug use and cheating on ex-wife Khloe Kardashian. Recalling the night he almost died, Odom, who suffered two heart attacks and 12 strokes, admitted the details are still a bit fuzzy. "I was home by myself. Bored. I wanted to get out and have a good time. Looking back, I might have had a drink to get the mood started, but was I drunk or on drugs? Not at all. I remember lying in bed. Two women were in bed and then I fell asleep. That's all," he insisted. "When I woke up four days later, I was trying to pull the tubes out of my mouth." But it seemed that Odom was possibly changing his sad tale. He said he'd walking down a new path than the one that he'd previously been going down. In the interview from earlier this year, he said, "I'm a walking miracle. I had no choice but to become stronger. I'm here talking to you. So, I guess I'm winning." "Living sober, meaning no drugs, is a great feeling. Being in the moment is important -- how you react, respond, create," he told the mag. We wish Lamar the best... (Eonline)

David Hasselhoff's ex-wife has clapped back at his claim she needs to get a job ... she says it's tough when you're a 55-year-old actress. Pamela Bach has just responded to David's petition to cut her off from spousal support. He's currently paying her $10k a month but claims she's perfectly capable of finding work and supporting herself. Pamela says in new legal docs ... she's made "good faith and reasonable efforts" to land work as an actress but, given her age, "the current market for actresses" and the time she's been a homemaker ... it's been next to impossible. She says she did find some work ... notably on "Celebrity Big Brother," but that's it. Pamela also says it's a travesty to cut her off, claiming David makes around $1 million a year. She says she spent her prime earning years taking care of their home and raising their 2 daughters so David could pursue his career. In the docs, she adds David never forked over a $1 million payment to balance their separation of assets when they divorced. She says he got a boat, jetskis, 2 trusts with a lot of assets and their home -- while essentially all she got was $325,000 out of the house. (TMZ)

Richard Simmons just got the tab for the National Enquirer lawsuit -- which he lost -- and it could set him back well over $200,000 ... TMZ has learned. National Enquirer, and its parent company American Media, just filed docs detailing how much their attorneys charged for the defamation case, and they say the grand total exceeds $221,888 ... as of October 29. You'll recall, Richard sued the tabloid, claiming it defamed him with a story saying he was transitioning to becoming a woman. When the court ruled in favor of the Enquirer ... Richard was ordered to pay their attorney's fees. The highest bill for one lawyer was just under $50k for services rendered over 95 hours. The lowest tab was $600 to a paralegal who put in 2 hours of work. Not too shabby. Of course, he also has to pay HIS attorneys. We broke the story, Richard plans to appeal ... which will cost him even more dough. (TMZ)

Robert Knight, best known for his 1967 hit "Everlasting Love," is dead. Knight died over the weekend at his home in Tennessee after fighting a short illness, according to the Tennessean. Knight never had quite the chart topper he did with "Everlasting Love" but went on to record several other songs like "Blessed are the Lonely," "Isn't it Lonely Together" and "Love on a Mountain Top" in the '60s and '70s. While you definitely know Knight's biggest hit, it's likely you know some other version more than his. Carl Carlton hit the top 10 with a 1974 cover. Knight topped out at 13 on the charts. Gloria Estefan, U2 and many other artists have covered it as well. Knight was 72. (TMZ)

Stephen Colbert, Miley Cyrus and More Stars Support Jimmy Fallon in Wake of Mom's Death. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are sending condolences to Jimmy Fallon after the beloved talk show host lost his mother, Gloria, over the weekend. Fellow late night host Stephen Colbert tweeted a message of support to 43-year-old Fallon on Sunday, writing, "Mom is the first audience and the best. Remembering Jimmy Fallon and his family in our prayers today." Miley Cyrus, who recently spent a week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, shared a photo of herself with the comedian, both sporting surprised expressions. "I'm sad to say my friend Jimmy's mother has passed away ... sending him all the love in my heart ... Keep smilin' Jimmy," she tweeted. A Fallon family spokesperson told PEOPLE in a statement on Saturday that Gloria died "peacefully." "Jimmy was at his mother's bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC," the statement read. "Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time." Fallon told PEOPLE in a statement, "Today I lost my biggest fan." The tragic news came after Fallon cancelled a Nov. 3 taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon due to a "private Fallon family matter." A source revealed to PEOPLE at the time that Gloria was sick and that Fallon, 43, had gone to the hospital to be by her side. Bravo host Andy Cohen was among the many others to remember Gloria and send support to Fallon over the weekend. "Jimmy's mom was full of energy, fun, a hearty laugh & twinkle in her eye," he began. "The apple didn't fall far from the tree. Love to all the Fallons." Actor Chris Kattan, too, spoke kindly of Gloria, calling her an "absolute sweetheart." "Whether it's a friend or a fan, we're all thinking about you. We love you Jimmy! @jimmyfallon," he tweeted. Although Fallon is known to keep his family life private, he's shared funny stories and sweet moments about his mother over the years. In June, he revealed to Howard Stern that his mother used to be a nun. A month earlier, he shared a memory about Gloria as part of a "#MomQuotes" segment for the talk show. He tweeted, "My mom and I were talking on the phone for the third time that day and she actually said, 'We don't talk enough.' " (People)

Celebrities React After Mass Shooting in Texas Church Kills At Least 26: 'My Heart Is Broken'. A shooter opened fire at a church in Texas, killing at least 26 people on Sunday, according to authorities. A solo gunman started shooting inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told NBC News. Sutherland Springs is about 35 miles outside San Antonio. Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Robert Murphy told CNN the shooter was killed after a brief chase into neighboring Guadalupe County. He said it is unclear if the shooter was killed by police or took his own life. Multiple celebrities have spoken out in the aftermath of the country's latest mass casualty, offering well-wishes for the Sutherland Springs community. "My heart breaks over the news coming out of Texas," Britney Spears wrote on Twitter. "My prayers are with the Sutherland Springs community." "No words. My heart is broken for Sutherland Springs, TX and for 2017 America," comedian Sarah Silverman wrote. "Please let's all come together." Comedian Billy Eichner accused lawmakers of not taking sufficient action after mass shootings. "Where's the next mass shooting gonna be? Any guesses? Should we try to do anything we can to prevent it? No? Ok cool. Good luck out there," he wrote. He also retweeted Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani who simply wrote, "#GunControlNow." In a statement posted to Twitter, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response. More details from DPS soon." President Donald Trump has also addressed the shooting, writing on Twitter, "May God be w/ the people of Suntherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan." (People)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner Join the Star Wars Universe. Today's biggest supermodels are feeling the power of the Force. For its November issue (in celebration of Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Harper's Bazaar enlisted Lucasfilm illustrator Brian Rood to place Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Hill and Kendall Jenner in classic scenes from the franchise. Gerber (in Vera Wang) and the Hadids (in Rag & Bone and Burberry) referenced 1980's Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back. Paying homage to the film that started it all, 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope, Hill (in Carolina Herrera) posed in front of the Deathstar while Jenner (in Missoni) wielded a lightsaber. "[Editors] came through and they went through some of the storybooks that I had done and picked out some of their favorite iconic scenes from the Star Wars films, with backgrounds everybody felt familiar with that you've seen a million times, and they had a list of the models in those scenes that they wanted with the outfits they wanted," Rood tells the magazine. "You know, kind of replace [Luke Skywalker] with Kendall Jenner. So that's kind of how that evolved." Rood, who has been working with Lucasfilm "for the better part of 13 or 14 years," says he loves being able to "dabble in a lot of different cultures with the Star Wars films." For example, he says, "If I'm doing a fine art painting, I can almost do a Wild West painting, or I can do a very hard sci-fi tech-y painting, or I can make it more fantastical. I mean, that's the beauty of the Star Wars films to me: they touch on so many levels and subject matters, and it's cool creatively to spread your wings a little bit in so many different genres all inside of one film franchise." (Eonline)

Auction house says $700k sale for Prince's guitar a record. A bidding war resulted in a $700,000 price tag for a Prince guitar -- the highest price ever paid for one of the late icon's guitars, according to Julien's Auctions. The blue teal "Cloud" guitar went far above the $60,000 to $80,000 expected at the Saturday auction. The guitar was one of several items up for sale by rock legends. A Michael Jackson black and white rhinestone glove sold for $102,000 while a red snakeskin jacket in the mold of the one he wore in his "Beat It" video sold for $118,000. A MTV Video Music Award Moonman won by Kurt Cobain went for $62,500; a Nehru shirt worn by Jimmy Hendrix sold for $106,000, and handwritten lyrics to David Bowie's "Starman" was sold for $81,000. (Eonline)

Chip Gaines "Camps Out" to Be First in Line for Target Line Launch With Joanna Gaines. HGTV fans couldn't wait for the launch of Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines' Hearth and Hand line with Target, but it looks like Chip was the most excited of them all. The Fixer Upper star posted a photo of him lounging in a tent outside of a Target store on Instagram. He even wore his cozy slippers for the occasion. "Being first in line for the launch of Hearth and Hand with Magnolia is about to pay off big time," he captioned the photo. "Only 10 more minutes.. #HearthAndHand @target" Whether Chip actually camped out in front of the store remains unclear; however, it looks like he and Joanna enjoyed the opening. Joanna posted a picture of her pushing her hubby around in a shopping cart by their collection. A Target spokesperson told E! News the retailer saw "a lot of excitement on social media in the early morning hours leading into the Target.com launch and that continued as stores opened across the sales." The spokesperson also said "day one sales are strong and exceeded our expectation" -- citing the line's wooden dollhouse, wreaths, garland and totes as some of the most popular items of the day. The Hearth and Hand line is a "new owned brand for Target" and a "multi-year partnership." In fact, the spokesperson said the line will "refresh eight times throughout the year." It certainly has been a busy time for the Gaines family. Chip and Joanna announced that season five of Fixer Upper will be their last. During an interview on Today, Joanna cited the couple's "growing family" as a reason for their departure. "For us, the most important thing in the world is Jo and I's relationship, followed very quickly by these four beautiful kids," Chip told Today anchor Savannah Guthrie. "And we didn't want to push it, red line it, for so long that we woke up and realized, we are at a point of no return. So, we wanted to take a step back and focus on the thing that was absolutely the most important thing to us in the world, which is Jo and I's relationship." But will Chip and Joanna ever return to TV? When Guthrie asked Chip if they'd ever do another show, he responded with "Who knows?" He also jokingly told Daily Pop's host Justin Sylvester that he could see himself doing a solo show. "It would have to be a show where it would be me, just all by myself -- that could be a thing that I would be interested in," he said at the time. The fifth and final season of Fixer Upper debuts Nov. 21 on HGTV. (Eonline)

U2 rocker Bono put his money in a shopping center in Lithuania and "Material Girl" Madonna invested in a medical supply company, according to a trove of leaked documents that show how the 1 percent stay among the world's wealthiest. The "Sunday Bloody Sunday" singer, whose real name is Paul Hewson, was an investor in Nude Estates, a company in Malta that bought the mall in Utena, a small town about 60 miles from the country's capital Vilnius in 2007, according to the records dubbed the "Paradise Papers" and released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Bono's spokeswoman told the Guardian that he was a "passive, minority investor" and that Nude Estates was "legally registered" in Malta, a well-known tax haven for the rich. Along with Madonna's interest in a medical supply company, the papers show how the world's rich and famous and politically powerful used offshore financial systems to hide their investments or cash. Others exposed in the Paradise Papers include President Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' connection to a shipping company partly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin's son-in-law, the Queen of England investing millions of dollars in a Cayman Islands fund and how Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quietly moved millions to a Cayman trust. (Page Six)

Real Housewives' Shannon and David Beador Reunite for 'Family Outing' at USC Game Post-Split. For Shannon Beador, family still -- and always -- comes first. The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 53, defended herself against haters after posting an Instagram photo with estranged David Beador, 52, at Saturday's University of Southern California homecoming football game. "Go Trojans! Still a family outing!" she captioned a selfie with David and their 16-year-old daughter Sophie. The reality star then addressed trolls, saying, "And for those that have negatively commented, it's all about my kids. Have a nice night." The couple -- who have been married for 17 years and share three daughters together: Sophie and twins Stella and Adeline, 13 -- split a little over a month ago. "It's heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it's the only way," Shannon exclusively told PEOPLE about her breakup. "I felt alone in my marriage. You can do what you can to keep your family together, but you have to have willing parties. You need two people to make a marriage work, and that just wasn't happening in our relationship." It's been a rollercoaster few years for the Beadors, as documented through the course of Shannon's four seasons on RHOC. In season 10, she revealed that David was unfaithful to her in an affair she learned about just days before filming began. The couple then spent time repairing their marriage through therapy and open dialogue with their family. (People)

Music

American Idol ABC Premiere Date Revealed: Find Out When the Singing Competition Returns. American Idol returns to TV this March. After months of speculation and rumors, Ryan Seacrest confirmed the premiere date for ABC's revival of American Idol: Sunday, March 11. Seacrest made the announcement on Live With Kelly and Ryan. The premiere will be two hours. Seacrest returns as host with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie sitting at the judges table. Auditions kicked off in August with the Idol Bus traveling from Portland, Oregon to Orlando, Florida. There were 23 stops across the country and fans were encouraged to audition online with the official tag, #TheNextIdol. More than 300,000 people posted on social media. Auditions were also held through a livestream platform, a first for American Idol. American Idol wrapped up its 15- season run on Fox in April 2016. Its March 2018 revival date means it was off the air for a little less than two years. "The truth of the matter is the music industry has changed," Perry previously said. "If there is someone out there that just comes out shining and blazing and with a different approach, then we're gonna lift them up and give them that platform." ABC officially announced the revival in May 2017. "American Idol on ABC...that has a nice ring to it," Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC, said in a statement. "Idol is an entertainment icon, and now it will air where it belongs, in ABC's lineup of addictive fan favorites alongside Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor. America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol." Will you be watching March 11? (Eonline)

Blac Chyna laid down the hook on a new rap song, and it's poppin' ... literally. We got a snippet of the track produced by Mally Mall -- the guy who made Chyna's ex, Tyga, a rap star. She spit the lyrics a few weeks back. She only does the hook -- "Pop that pussy like a pistol, yeah" -- but it packs a powerful punch. As we reported, Chyna's working on her debut album and aiming high by recruiting a bunch of big names to join her at the mic, including Yo Gotti, Tory Lanez, and Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee. There seems to be a common theme with Chyna and rap -- check out Belly's music video -- so it'll be interesting to see what's next. (TMZ)

Diplo Tells Swifties To 'Calm Down' After Apparent 'LWYMMD' Diss in Leaked Interview. Diplo would like Swifties to please take a deep breath. "calm down swifties 'all too well' is one of my fav songs," Diplo tweeted on Monday (Nov. 6) in direct response to a BuzzFeed headline reading "Taylor Swift fans are calling Diplo the fuck out after he reportedly threw shade at her." This all stems from a leaked upcoming interview with Rolling Stone, in which Diplo appeared to take a shot at Swift's recent efforts: "Music is in the hands of the kids. Streaming is literally what kids want to listen to over and over again," Diplo reportedly told Rolling Stone. "They want to listen to 'Rockstar' and 'Bodak Yellow.' They don't want to listen to, like, 'Look What You Made Me Do.' That music doesn't relate to them at all. I don't think it ever did. They were only given that by radio and marketing budgets. I'm impressed with Post Malone. I can relate to him more than Taylor Swift." This gained legitimate legs when the DJ acknowledged the leaked interview on Twitter. "All Too Well" is a much slower Swift song from her 2012 album Red, before she went full-on pop. Diplo has been the subject of Swifties' ire before back when he tweeted in 2014 that "someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty" after Swift's "Shake It Off" single came out. Following that, Diplo told GQ Style in 2015, "All I know is, don't ever get into a feud with Taylor Swift. She has like fifty million people that will die for her. It's like an army that's worse than North Korea. You can't step into that arena. That was something I was never prepared for." (Billboard)

Demi Lovato & Kelly Clarkson Announced As 2017 American Music Awards Performers. Demi Lovato and Kelly Clarkson will take the stage at the upcoming 2017 American Music Awards on Nov. 19. ABC and dick clark productions announced Monday (Nov. 6) that multi-platinum pop singer-songwriters will join the award show broadcast when it airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Clarkson, a multiple Grammy Award winner, has graced the AMA stage before with a medley performance in 2012 of "Miss Independent," "Since U Been Gone," "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," and "Catch My Breath." On Nov. 19, she will perform a brand new single from her eighth studio album Meaning of Life (Oct. 27). Lovato will perform "Sorry Not Sorry," the lead single off of her recent album Tell Me You Love Me (Sept. 29). "Sorry Not Sorry" is Lovato's highest charting song in her career, currently at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Previously, Lovato has performed her single "Confident" (off of her 2015 Grammy-nominated album by the same name) and then was joined by Alanis Morissette to perform "You Oughta Know" at the 2015 AMAs Other announced performers for the AMAs include Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, BTS and Selena Gomez. (Billboard)

Elton John Gives Surprise Performance at Broadway's 'Lion King' Anniversary. The production celebrated its 20th anniversary Sunday night. Elton John made a surprise appearance at The Lion King on Sunday night, in honor of the production's 20th anniversary on Broadway. The Tony-nominated composer of the hit stage show followed the curtain call with a performance of the musical's opening song, "Circle of Life," with the entire company. Fellow creative team members Julie Taymor, Tim Rice, Garth Fagan, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, as well as hundreds of alumni and others, also attended Sunday's performance. The Lion King first debuted on Broadway on Nov. 13, 1997, and won six Tony Awards including Best Musical. It has since grown into 24 global productions in eight languages and been seen by more than 90 million people. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), it has a worldwide gross exceeding that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box-office history. The stage musical adaptation of The Lion King is based on the 1994 animated classic, also featuring Elton John's and Tim Rice's award-winning songs. Disney recently unveiled the full voice cast of its starry reboot, directed by Jon Favreau and featuring Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver and Keegan-Michael Key. It is set to open July 19, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter)

Marilyn Manson clearly didn't think this through... On Sunday evening, the controversial rocker performed at the Knotfest music festival in San Bernardino, CA. As part of his show, the wheelchair bound Manson sang into a mic which was attached to a fake rifle. This decision was particularly troubling since the San Bernardino community was devastated by a mass shooting only back in December 2015. In case you forgot, terrorists Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik took the lives of 14 people when they shot up a Department of Public Health training event using semi-automatic pistols and rifles. Understandably, the community was left shaken up following the tragedy. Not to mention, this gig occurred mere hours after the tragic Texas church shooting. Thus, it's so shocking that the 48-year-old would choose such an insensitive prop during his performance of We Know Where You Fucking Live. Still, Manson's whole M.O. is to strike up controversy -- so perhaps the choice was a deliberate one?? Who knows. (Perez Hilton)

Movies

The Real Reason George Clooney Is Shifting From Acting To Directing. George Clooney's move from in front of the camera to behind it may be more steadfast than fans originally thought. "Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I'm 56. I'm not the guy that gets the girl any more," the Ocean's Eleven star told The Sunday Times. When journalist Jonathan Dean suggested "old men always chase young women in Hollywood," Clooney corrected himself. "Well, yeah, I shouldn't be the guy that gets the girl," he told him. Clooney has played a number of roles throughout his career-from a doctor on ER to an astronaut in Gravity. Now that he's established himself as one of Hollywood's leading men, he can be more selective with his roles, including those that send him to the director's chair. "Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f--king dollars. I don't need the money," he told The Sunday Times, referencing the sale of his brand Casamigos to Diageo. In fact, Clooney told The Sunday Times he received $50,000 to write, produce and direct Suburbicon for the past two years. His drama, set to debut Nov. 24, stars Julianne Moore and Matt Damon. "But I have money," he told the newspaper, "so I can fight to make movies I want to make. If you look at what I've been in over the past 15 years, for the most part they weren't going to get made if I didn't do them. Nobody was going to make Good Night, and Good Luck, Michael Clayton or Up in the Air, and I fought to get those out there." In addition to becoming a director, Clooney has taken on the role of father. He and his wife Amal Clooney welcomed twins Alexander and Ella in June. But would Clooney ever consider taking on the role of president of the United States? "I don't have political aspirations," he told The Sunday Times. "I have always been involved in politics. My father ran for Congress. It's been in our family forever. But, mostly, I can help in ways I actually know very well, like messaging [voters]." To read the rest of Clooney's interview, check out The Sunday Times. (Eonline)

Fifty Shades Freed Trailer Teases Jealousy, Untold Riches and So Much Sex. Color us fifty shades of freaking out! The first full trailer for Fifty Shades Freed dropped Monday, the final installment in the wildly popular erotic romance trilogy. Where the teaser whipped fans into excitement over Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steel's (Dakota Johnson) long-awaited wedding ceremony and vow exchange, this longer glimpse features plenty more danger, action and you guessed it, sex! A teaser released last week saw Christian and Ana all smiles on a jet ski interspersed with scenes of her in the middle of a car chase and getting intimate with the BDSM-loving Mr. Grey. As to be expected from this dramatic book-to-movie franchise, the honeymoon season doesn't last for long. Picking up where Fifty Shades Darker left off, Freed will explore what unfolds when Anastasia's life is threatened by her former and extremely scorned boss. This isn't all surprising, though. Those that caught the first teaser will remember Ana being held up at knife-point by an unknown man and Christian pointing a gun at one of his former lovers. Intense is an understatement! And for fans who can't wait three months to see Fifty Shades Freed on the big screen, there's some Christian Grey-inspired reading material right around the corner. Titled Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, author E. L. James' sequel from the male lead's perspective is out November 28. At the 2017 Oscars, Dakota touched on how much her life has changed since landing the breakout role. "It has been a very educational experience, both professionally and personally," the actress shared. "I've gotten to deal with certain things in a more grown up way. I have a better outlook on certain parts." Aside from Dornan and Johnson, Fifty Shades Freed stars Kim Basinger, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes and more. James Foley returns as the director. The franchise's sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, opened in February 2017 and earned a whopping $381 million at the box office. Are you ready for Mr. and Mrs. Grey to see you now? Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters right in time for Valentine's Day on Feb. 9, 2018. (Eonline)

Blake Lively Is Unrecognizable While Filming New Movie The Rhythm Section in Ireland. Blake, is that you? Blake Lively may be one of the most glamorous women in the world with style sought after by many, but the actress, who has basically never had a bad red carpet moment, showed a dramatically different side when she was photographed in character, while filming a new movie, The Rhythm Section, in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday. The All I See Is You actress, who made headlines with her plethora of outfit changes during her recent press tour, was dressed in over-sized clothes, no make (or makeup to make her look washed out) and a not-so flattering wig. The almost unrecognizable look is for a challenging new role in the upcoming spy thriller. In Glamour's September issue, the usually perfect-looking star sounded off in the idea of perfection and why it's troublesome. "It's nonsense. It simplifies people. Not all men, but a subsection of men, have a desire to understand and control women. To do that, you have to paint them into this thing you can wrap your head around," the 29-year-old All I See Is You star argued. "But women are complex." That they certainly are and Lively's upcoming role in The Rhythm Section should certainly stretch the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress... According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephanie Patrick (Lively) "is on a path of self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash, a flight that she was meant to be on. After discovering that the crash was not an accident, her anger awakens a new sense of purpose and she rises to uncover the truth by adopting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible. The new, and lethal, Stephanie Patrick is on a mission to fill the void between what she knows and what she is told." Ryan Reynolds' lady love stars opposite Jude Law in the thriller. The Rhythm Section is set to come out in February 2019. (Eonline)

Vice Launches Broadly Films to Finance Female Filmmakers. The multimillion-dollar initiative will place an emphasis on providing financing and distribution for projects from Middle Eastern filmmakers. Vice Media is planning to invest in female filmmakers through a new multiyear initiative to finance and distribute projects from women around the world. Called Broadly Films, the three-year program will see Vice help 36 filmmakers develop and create short films focused on innovation, technology, youth and women's issues. AE Ventures is backing Broadly Films with a multimillion-dollar annual commitment. All films created through the program, which will launch by the end of this year, will be distributed on Broadly, Vice's female-centric channel, and other Vice platforms. While Broadly Films will seek projects from female filmmakers in a number of countries, it has committed to selecting a third of its films from the Middle East or from women of Middle Eastern descent. The media company is currently in the process of opening offices in Abu Dhabi and plans to launch a local website in the region in the coming months. "If we're going to have boots on the ground in this region, we want to make sure that we're covering stories about women there," Broadly publisher Ariel Wengroff, who developed the idea for Broadly Films and will oversee it for Vice, tells The Hollywood Reporter. Vice has tapped a group of mentors to join Broadly Films, including feminist activist Gloria Steinem, filmmaker and Vice creative director Spike Jonze, activist Malala Yousafzai, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night director Ana Lily Amirpour, Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat and Pakistani documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. They will help Vice identify filmmakers for the program and will also provide guidance and notes throughout production on the projects. "We need to empower the next generation of filmmakers. Often they have fantastic ideas but they don't know how to execute them or they don't have access to funding," says Obaid-Chinoy, who has won two Academy Awards in the documentary short category for her films Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. "The only way to have an impact is to tell your own stories, in your own words, in your own communities. That's when you'll start to see an impact." Wengroff says that she would like to make some of the projects available theatrically and also notes that an important piece of the initiative will be screening the films in the countries from which the filmmakers originate. She adds: "There are a lot of young female creators making content who don't have the opportunity for people to see their stories." (Hollywood Reporter)

Judd Apatow Hopes 'The Big Sick' Makes People More "Compassionate" About Immigrants | Producer Roundtable. 'The Big Sick' producer told THR he believes that shows like 'The Daily Show' and 'South Park' are teaching a new generation of people to look at the world differently. Judd Apatow told The Hollywood Reporter it took Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon three years to write The Big Sick. The husband-wife writing duo weren't getting paid during the writing process. "We just thought it was a good idea, and a very difficult idea to execute well," said Apatow. "A lot of it takes place at a hospital, there's something kind of dark and sad about a woman in a coma, [and] the immigrant experience in America wasn't something that you felt like the world was dying to have a movie about," said Apatow, listing the reasons why it was difficult to do the project well. Apatow claimed to be unsure of how film and television effects social change, arguing that there is no movie to convince someone to suddenly not like Trump, for example. But his hopes for The Big Sick audience is that it may encourage them to think. "I don't know that much about a lot of people who immigrate to this country, and maybe I could tune in a little bit and more compassionate," he said. The Big Sick stars Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano. Tune in to THR.com/roundtables for more roundtables featuring creators from the year's top films. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

The Crown Season 2 Trailer Puts Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Drama Front and Center. Claire Foy's The Crown swan song has begun. Foy, a Golden Globe winner for the Netflix drama, will play Queen Elizabeth II for the final time in The Crown season two. In the new trailer, Foy's Queen Elizabeth grapples with a restless husband, played by Doctor Who's Matt Smith, a changing world and scandal after scandal. "What is it that you'd have me change?" she asks. "Everything." The new season picks up with Her Majesety's Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt and ends with the downfall of Harold Macmillan, the third Prime Minister to serve with Queen Elizabeth. It's the 1960s, revolution here we come! The trailer gives glimpses at Prince Philip's travels, Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) and her romance with a photographer played by Matthew Goode, and the same stunning visuals you became used to in season one. "To do nothing is often the best course of action. But history was not made by those who did nothing," Foy's Queen Elizabeth says. The Crown season two will feature Dexter's Michael C. Hall as John F. Kennedy and Quarry star Jodi Balfour as Jacqueline Kennedy. You can see Balfour walking with Foy in a quick scene. The new season is Foy's last. Emmy nominee Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth in seasons three and four. What do you think of the trailer? Season two premieres Friday, December 8 on Netflix. (Eonline)

Outlander Reveals Jamie's Other Wife and It Is Not Good News. Laoghaire, we did not miss you. Claire's greatest enemy (or one of them) returned, 20-some years after trying to get Claire killed, with a truth that was hard for everybody to face: she's Jamie's wife! And she's got two kids who call Jamie their dad and who are super confused about this other woman. Claire and Jamie's return to Lallybroch was already not going well, mostly because Jenny was understandably pissed that Claire had been gone for 20 years without so much as a letter, while Jamie wasted away. It was Jenny's fault that Laoghaire then showed up, threw some very harsh language in Claire's direction, and then came back later with a shotgun (or the 1700s equivalent of a shotgun) and shot Jamie in the arm. Jamie explained that a few years ago, Laoghaire's daughters had convinced him to dance with them at a party, and he had more fun than he had since Claire had left. He ended up marrying their widowed mother hoping to have a life again. But Laoghaire would barely let him touch her, so they ended up living apart most of the time anyway. After a visit from lawyer Ned (who was miraculously still alive after 20 years), it was decided that Jamie would pay Laoghaire off. Luckily, while in prison, he had discovered a box of treasure on a small island, which he could use for that payment. The plan was to have young Ian swim out to grab the treasure (since Jamie was injured), and then they would all sail to France to have Jared turn it into cash, but then young Ian, with treasure in hand, was captured by sailors and taken aboard a mysterious ship. Thus we begin what all book readers will tell you is about to be an arduous journey involving many boats. It's gonna be fun! For us! Most of the time! Outlander airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Starz. (Eonline)

There's a Lord of The Rings TV series in the works. What a time to be alive. If you're a Lord of the Rings fanatic, it's your lucky day. Rumor has it the popular film franchise will be the next big TV adaptation to hit the small screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Television, whose feature film sector produced the trilogy, is in talks about a potential TV series based on the J.R.R. Tolkien best-sellers. Reports suggest Amazon Studios is a potential buyer. However, nothing has been confirmed just yet - the creators haven't even begun their search for a writer, so everything is very much in the preliminary stages. The news of the TV series comes after an $80 million lawsuit settlement was made between Warner Bros. and Tolkien last summer, following a five-year legal battle over profit participation from the Lord of The Rings franchise. Could it be the next Game of Thrones style TV frenzy? And more importantly, will it feature the same cast? We've got our fingers crossed! (British Glamour)

Jessica Chastain's doubling down and casting her vote for Robin Wright to step over Kevin Spacey, and become the lead on "House of Cards." We got Jessica outside Catch LA Sunday night and asked if Netflix should give Robin the chance to run the show in its sixth and final season. Based on her response, there's NO doubt what producers should do. You'll recall Netflix 86'd Spacey over the weekend following mounting allegations of sexual harassment. Ironically enough, Jessica was walking right past the wall that, for now, still bears Spacey's mug. (TMZ)

'Drag Race' Producer World of Wonder Launches Subscription Service. WOW Presents Plus offers exclusive originals and a selection of its existing programming for $4 per month. Production company World of Wonder has launched a subscription service for fans of RuPaul's Drag Race and its other shows. WOW Presents Plus builds off of the company's existing YouTube channel, Wow Presents, with a lineup of ad-free originals and a rotating selection of its existing documentaries and series, all for $4 per month. "As WOW has grown, we've evolved a brand and a voice," says co-founder Fenton Bailey, adding that a "community of outsiders" has developed around WOW's programming. "We're trying to grow that experience for our tribe and give them every possible way that they can not only tell their own stories, but see their kinds of stories be told." Co-founder Randy Barbato adds that WOW Presents Plus allows them to work with the artists and producers and directions that they've met over the years producing such shows as Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing. Exclusive programming on WOW Presents Plus includes Bobbin' Around With Bob the Drag Queen, which follows the winner of Drag Race season eight on her adventures around the world; The Sugarpill Show, which follows the founder of the makeup company; and reality show House of Avalon. It won't carry Drag Race, which aired its first eight seasons on Logo before jumping to VH1 for its ninth season. WOW documentaries available on the service include Becoming Chaz, which follows Chaz Bono's transition; East Village documentary Died on the Fourth of July; and unscripted series Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. WOW Presents Plus is also offering early access of new content on its YouTube channel, where it has more than 800,000 subscribers, and a compilation of its most popular YouTube programs, including Emmy-nominated RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked. Although Bailey and Barbato acknowledge that the streaming landscape is competitive they point to the community they've already established -- including the 40,000 people who turned out for DragCon in September -- as a sign that there is an appetite for more WOW programming. Says Bailey, "What we're building is an organic extension to our business." WOW Presents Plus is available online and on iOS, Apple TV, Roku and Android for $4 per month or $40 for the year. It is currently offering a 30-day free trial. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Cosby Show' Producer Sues BBC for Using Clips in Bill Cosby Doc. In a copyright lawsuit, Carsey-Werner Company alleges the network sought to capitalize on the popularity of 'The Cosby Show.' About the only place one will find The Cosby Show these days on television is a program that discusses the many sexual assault allegations directed at its main star. But Carsey-Werner Company, the show's producer, insists it still has value and has now brought a lawsuit against BBC for allegedly using too much copyrighted material in a documentary titled Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon. The lawsuit was launched in California federal court Friday against BBC and Sugar Films Limited. According to the complaint, Fall "included 8 audiovisual clips (one of which appears 3 times in Fall) and 2 music cues from The Cosby Show. Carsey-Werner's permission for such use of the Clips and the Cues was neither sought nor given. The total cumulative running time of the Infringed Works is 234 seconds, which represents 6.5% of the total running time of Fall." Fall was first broadcast last June, around the time that Bill Cosby stood trial for allegedly raping Andrea Constand in 2004. The documentary was then made available online. Carsey-Werner alleges defendants willfully infringed copyrights and points to how the clips were shown in Fall over a caption reading "The Cosby Show-Carsey-Werner Company/Bill Cosby." The plaintiff also says the day that Fall was broadcast, it sent a warning to BBC that the documentary shouldn't be rebroadcast, which it later was. The case, if it proceeds, could have the parties debating whether use of the clips amounted to fair use within the context of the Bill Cosby scandal. The purpose and character of use, the nature of the copyrighted work, the amount of the portion taken, and the effect of the use on the potential market are the factors a judge would consider. BBC and Sugar Films "sought to profit directly from the use of the copyrighted material without having to pay a license fee to Carsey-Werner by using the inherent entertainment value of The Cosby Show to entertain viewers," alleges the complaint being handled by attorney Alexander Rufus-Isaacs. "If they had wanted to draw The Cosby Show to viewers' attention simply in order to create a reference point, Defendants could have done so without using copyrighted material. Instead, they deliberately used the Clips on 10 separate occasions, no doubt because they knew that showing such a large number of clips from this famous show would appeal to viewers. The Cues further seek to capitalize on The Cosby Show's popularity." We've reached out to BBC for comment and will add anything that comes. (Hollywood Reporter)

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