Monday, December 4, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Kelsea Ballerini Marries Morgan Evans in Mexico. Kelsea Ballerini is married! The country music singer and Morgan Evans tied the knot in front of their closest family and friends during an intimate seaside ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a rep for the singer confirms to E! News. People reports that the singer walked barefoot down the aisle in a dress by Berta. Her hubby wore a tux by Joseph Abboud. The couple exchanged David Yurman rings that featured customized messages. Their nuptials come nearly a year after they were engaged on Christmas day last December. Ballerini happily revealed the news on her Instagram, saying, "Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life." Her announcement was featured alongside a photo of the couple in an embrace and the custom designed ring that Evans, also a country music artist, chose for his fiancee. Earlier this year, the "Peter Pan" singer told E! News' Sibley Scoles that despite their brief nine-month courtship, they were "not in a rush" to start planning their wedding. The couple took their sweet time relishing in engagement bliss and celebrating their love as often as possible. It was only in June that the country singer began spilling the details about what her "non-traditional" wedding might look like, jokingly saying that they had the date, venue and location picked but otherwise she was "winging it." One thing the bride definitely nailed was her bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas this past September, complete with Bridesmaids references, selfies with Jennifer Lopez and of course dancing the night -- and day -- away in typical Vegas fashion. The lighthearted and fun celebrations continued into October when she was showered with love, gifts and affection at her bridal shower in Nashville. Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum was among the friends who joined her at the party, but sat out at the end when the ladies took a leap into the pool. Most recently the 23-year-old admitted that she didn't have the time to worry about her wedding. And with the release of her second album Unapologetically and her Aussie fiance's single "Kiss Somebody" dropping, we can't say we blame her. She did warn, however, that there was still time for a "bridezilla moment," adding, "I'll let you know if I do." Now that the bride and groom have finally taken their first steps together as bride and groom, we can't wait to see what their happily ever after has in store for them! Congratulations! People was the first to report this story. (Eonline)

Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr Welcome First Child Together. A little guy has arrived for Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr! The country crooner is officially a dad times three after his wife of nearly three years gave birth to a baby boy named Memphis Aldean Williams. The newborn is Aldean and Kerr's first child together. "So blessed today to see my little man come into the world," Aldean wrote on Instagram Friday. "In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what its all about. I cant wait to see what life has in store for this kid. Memphis Aldean... 9lb 5 oz. #mamawasarockstar" The couple first publicly revealed they had a little one on the way in May. "This was the hardest secret we've ever had to keep," Kerr announced on social media at the time. "This journey for us has been full of many happy times & also many tears... The biggest rollercoaster we have ever been on, without a doubt! All of the moments of heartache were followed by the biggest blessing in the entire world!! We will never take one moment for granted & can't wait to meet you, sweet baby!!!" Brittany added in her own birth announcement post, "Memphis Aldean Williams Born today at 1:29PM weighing 9lbs 5oz There are truly no words for the love we feel Thanks for the amazing support @jasonaldean and enduring all the hand squeezing and nail digging... HANDS DOWN THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!" Later that month, the couple revealed the sex of their baby with help from a few blue confetti-filled balloons and Aldean's two daughters, Keeley and Kendyl, from his first marriage to Jessica Ussery. However, coming up with a name for their newborn proved to be a bit more challenging. "You know it's funny, we found out picking a name for our son has been tougher than we thought," he said in an interview with Field & Stream. "Names that I liked, she didn't like and names she liked, I didn't like." The two eventually decided on a moniker with special meaning behind it: Memphis. "I've always been a big Elvis [Presley] fan," he explained on Country Countdown USA of Presley's longtime home city. "I just wanted him to have a name that wasn't common. I think it's unique enough." As for the baby's middle name, the youngster will follow in his father's footsteps with his same middle name, Aldine. Well, we're sure the new mom and dad can't help falling in love with their new bundle of joy. Congratulations! (Eonline)

Kaley Cuoco Is Engaged! Watch Karl Cook's Emotional Proposal. Kaley Cuoco is a bride-to-be! The Big Bang Theory star's now-fiance Karl Cook revealed Thursday evening that he had popped the question on her 32nd birthday. Cook shared a video of the emotional proposal on Instagram, and it can't be missed. In it, Kaley has tears streaming down her face (and a pretty flashy engagement ring on her finger!) as she tells the camera, "We're engaged!" Karl responded, "You still haven't said yes yet," to which she responds a million times over, "Yes! I say yes! I say yes!" Karl captioned the unforgettable moment, "Who knew my prior post was oracular. Well after nearly two years I finally got up the courage to ask her to marry me. This is the best night of my life and I think the video shows it is the best night for kaley as well.....of she said yes!!!!!" As for the previous snapshot Cook is referencing, the newly engaged lovebirds were at Target when he jokingly asked Kaley to marry him with a plastic diamond. "On my loves birthday I got her everything she has always wanted....now judging by her face maybe not, it's the thought that counts right," he wrote on Instagram. Much to Kaley's surprise, her leading man planned an intimate, candlelit dinner for the pair, which was documented on her Instagram story. It took a slightly disastrous turn when Karl said he ran into a chandelier and was seen icing a gash on his forehead. But in no time at all, the lucky lady's birthday became one she'll always remember thanks to Karl's epic proposal. He also shared a close-up photo of the stunning ring, which featured a pear-shaped diamond and diamond-studded band. Perhaps she should've seen the proposal coming, as a source just recently shared with E! News, "She is very happy with Karl. It's the best relationship she has been in. It just works and is easy for them. They have a lot in common and just get each other." "After her marriage and other past relationships, this one definitely stands out as being different," the insider close to Kaley added. "She loves his sense of humor and feels like he brings out the best in her. She trusts him completely and after she was burned in the past, she appreciates how genuine he is. They are in it for the long run but she doesn't know what the future holds. They are totally in love and happy together." Cuoco and Cook first sparked romance rumors in March 2016. A month later, Cuoco posted a cozy pic of her with her beau on Instagram, saying, "That's what happy looks like." In September 2016, the duo made their relationship red carpet official. As their relationship began heating up, an insider told E! News, Kaley is "in love, head over heels" with Karl, who is a fellow equestrian. "They seem to be in a good spot right now. She is always traveling with him. It's not as much her schedule but more so his. She never knows when she's going to be in town because she goes whenever and wherever he goes," the source said, adding, "She is super smitten." Karley gushed over Karl during last year's appearance on The Talk, pin-pointing just how he gives her butterflies. "We met at a horse show. I finally found my horse guy. I know. It was meant to be," she gushed to the co-hosts. "He's an amazing, amazing rider. Rider and jumper. Amazing equestrian and great human. We share obviously our passion for horses and dogs and all that. And it's been lovely. So great." Referencing her year-long marriage to tennis player Ryan Sweeting, which ended in 2015, the actress added, "The right thing was coming for me. I knew it. We all go through these things, but a lot of people don't see everyone's personal life played out. A lot of people go through this stuff on their own and I'm just glad I got through it." "And I couldn't be happier. It's like I saw the light somehow." Congratulations to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Chanel Iman Is Engaged to the New York Giants' Sterling Shepard. Congrats to the happy couple! Supermodel Chanel Iman is engaged to New York Giants' Sterling Shepard. The beauty took to Instagram on Saturday to share the happy news with 1.4 million fans. The model posted the photo of her main man on one knee with the caption, "A night full of tears of happiness I'm beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can't wait to be your Mrs." A source tells E! News that the 24-year-old Giants wide receiver proposed to Iman at the couple's home in New Jersey on her 27th birthday. Her ring is rose gold and features a round diamond. The sourced added that after the proposal, the athlete told his new fiancee that they were just going to go to dinner and then he surprised her yet again when he brought her to Spin Ping Pong NYC where all her friends and family were waiting. The insider added that the whole thing was a "complete surprise." Iman's model friends turned up for the birthday/proposal party, as did some of the Giants, like Odell Beckham Jr. The insider also says that the pair toasted their engagement with limited-edition Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose x Public School magnums of Champagne. The source said, "Everyone was congratulating them and it was an extremely special evening." The Victoria's Secret Angel has been dating the Giants wide receiver just over a year. In August, the two appeared in the campaign for New Era's Official NFL Sideline Collection. Previously, the couple told People that the pair first met at Victor Cruz's birthday party last November. Iman had worked with Cruz on several photoshoots, while Shepard was a former teammate. "When I first met him, he was in a suit and looked so sharp," she said. "I walked up to her and bought her a drink and it was over after that," said Shepard. Iman has graced the covers of magazines all over the world, including Teen Vogue (twice), TIME, i-D, Muse, POP, Lula, Elle, Flare and Vogue (Korea). She's also appeared in American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, V and many more. (Eonline)

David Foster and Katharine McPhee Are Getting "More Serious." Things are heating up between David Foster and Katharine McPhee, E! News has learned. The 68-year-old record producer and songwriter and 33-year-old Scorpion actress Smash and American Idol alum have been sparking romance rumors for several months and have kept mum about their relationship. They were most recently spotted sharing a kiss while leaving the Beverly Hills restaurant E Baldi restaurant after a lunch date on Thursday. "David and Katherine are more serious than they ever have been, and don't care what others around them think," a source told E! News exclusively on Friday. "David and Katherine have been spending a lot of time together recently and are not afraid to show affection now." "David is usually a playboy but Katherine has made him change his ways, and he is really comfortable with her," the source said. "He tries to fit Katherine into his schedule with dinners and lunches during the week. They both love being out in public together, and are enjoying each other's company. Katherine has always had a crush on David, and she's happy that their relationship is transpiring." The source said Katharine and David plan on spending the holidays together with his family in Los Angeles. His children, the source said, gave him a hard time at first about seeing Katharine now laugh it off and are far more accepting of their relationship. David's daughters Erin Foster and Sara Foster have expressed their affection for the Scorpion actress but have not confirmed the relationship. "We love Katharine McPhee. We love our dad. We want our dad to be happy. We don't care who he dates...don't really care how old they are, Sara told E! News last week, adding, "We don't know if it's her." "I love her on Scorpion," Erin said. She also touched on the age difference that many fans have cited, saying, "I think thirties, forties is like a respectable age for [a person for] a man in his sixties [to be dating]." (Eonline)

Chris Pratt Files for Divorce From Anna Faris. Chris Pratt has filed for divorce from Anna Faris. The movie star cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to documents obtained by E! News. Faris' response, which we've confirmed was filed simultaneously, reportedly mirrors her ex-husband's filing, according to TMZ. Both are seeking joint custody of their 5-year-old son, Jack Pratt, and both have reserved the right to obtain spousal support. A source tells E! News that everything between Chris and Anna is "super amicable" and that they're "trying to do what's best for Jack." TMZ reports Chris and Anna noted July 13, 2017 as their date of separation, less than a month before the celebrity couple went public with news of the surprise split. In a joint statement they shared at the time read in part, "We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward." It concluded, "We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another." So what went wrong after eight years of seemingly wedded bliss? A source told E! News, "Chris changed so much. His fame changed their dynamic publicly and in private. Anna feels like she lost her voice throughout their marriage, like she lost her sense of self." Chris and Anna also had "different parenting styles" which caused a wedge in their relationship, the insider added. Since announcing their separation, Chris and Anna have slowly but surely ventured back into the public eye with a renewed focus on co-parenting. As the Mom star explained to People, "It's understandable that people seemed so invested in our happiness together. All I can say about that is it's all true -- that we truly adore each other, and we love each other. I think it still comes through." Anna also addressed the pressure she and Chris felt to maintain a perfect image in her revealing memoir, Unqualified, which was released just after they went their separate ways. "A while back, Chris asked me if I felt a lot of pressure from being in a high-profile relationship and I told him that I did. That he was asking the question made me think that he probably felt that way, too," the actress wrote. "We felt that a good offense was the best defense. So instead of being a couple who never spoke publicly about their relationship, we posted silly photos. We tried to let people into our lives to some degree." Meanwhile, the Jurassic World star has yet to address their failed marriage. Anna has also started dating again, entering a new relationship with cinematographer Michael Barrett. The duo -- who met while working on the 2018 film Overboard together -- first sparked romance rumors after they were spotted on several outings in Los Angeles. Earlier this month, they traveled to Venice, Italy together. An eyewitness described of their romantic overseas trip, "Michael had his hand on Anna's back and she rested her head on his shoulder. They were checking out all of the architecture along the Grand Canal and pointing out different things. They giggled together and made a few jokes as they enjoyed the ride and took in all of the scenery." Anna and Chris have not commented on the divorce filing. E! News has reached out to their reps for comment. (Eonline)

Rosario Dawson and Eric Andre Break Up. It's over for Rosario Dawson and Eric Andre, a source confirms to E! News. Luckily, the Daredevil star and comedian -- who went public with their relationship over Valentine's Day 2017 -- remain on good terms. The insider tells us, "Rosario and Eric went their separate ways. They are still friends and wish each other the best. They did have some great times together over the year as a couple." Some fans, including Andre's close friend and artist Chance the Rapper, assumed their first lovey-dovey tributes to each other on social media were just a prank. That is until Rosario herself confirmed their romance during an appearance on The Late Show in April. "He started posting more pictures of like our tongues touching and stuff, like personal pictures," she teased. "I was like, 'you're still a millennial man. You don't post the tongue pictures!'" In September, Rosario reflected on the moment she'd told Eric she loved him a year earlier after having to undergo emergency surgery. "What a difference a year makes... This weekend marks a year that I had to get emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding from a ruptured cyst on my ovary," she wrote alongside a selfie from the hospital. "It was the first time I told @ericfuckingandre that I loved him (and very much not the last). Thankful for his care and all of the doctors and nurses and staff at the Desert Regional Medical Center." She continued, "I wish I had practiced more of what I learned from my near death experience last year but so much is conceptualized as you go back to work and routine. Life has a way of reminding you again and again and again, though, what, and who is important." Prior to Andre, Dawson was last romantically linked to director Danny Boyle, whom she split from in 2013. One year later, she adopted a 12-year-old girl, who recently attended an event with her mom. E! News has reached out to their reps for comment. Us Weekly was first to report the news. (Eonline)

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Make Their Official Debut as a Couple. All eyes were on Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost in New York City. The Avengers: Infinity War actress, 33, and the comedian, 35, were first linked after the Saturday Night Live Season 42 wrap party in May -- but Thursday marked their official public debut. Johansson, wearing a vintage Saint Laurent dress, posed for pictures solo on the red carpet, but posed with him inside the gala, signaling their relationship has taken a serious turn. They were in good company, as Jost's co-stars -- Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon -- also attended the 2017 American Museum of Natural History Museum Gala. Johansson and Jost met when she hosted the show for the first time in 2006; at the time, the actress was dating her Black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett. Now that she and Jost have been together for a few months, E! News has learned they are exclusive. "She seems like she found a good guy," a source shares. "She's picky when it comes to men; she can get any guy she wants." The actress, whose marriages to Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac ended in divorce, has seemingly found the perfect match in Jost. "Scarlett is more into personality than anything when it comes to men. Colin makes her laugh," the source says. "She seems really into Colin." In June, Jost told E! News, "I'm very happy with my personal life." Recently, Johansson has told more of her co-stars and friends about her relationship with Jost. "Colin and Scarlett are in contact during her busy workdays," a source says, noting that she's busy in Atlanta. "Her filming schedule is hectic, but she works in time to see and speak to him." (Eonline)

Kelly Clarkson Dishes on Double Date With Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Thanks partially to The Voice, Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have found themselves a cool couple to hang out with -- Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. The Grammy-winning singer and first American Idol winner recently returned to the NBC singing competition series as an adviser and is set to make her debut as a coach alongside Shelton and fellow returning stars Adam Levine and Alicia Keys in season 14 next year. Stefani had served as a coach on two past seasons. Clarkson has known Shelton for years, as her husband is his manager, and has met Stefani the past. "You know, we've already [double dated] at her house, which is magnificent," Clarkson told E! News' Sibley Scoles this week at the 2017 Billboard Women in Music event. "And her family was there. It's a real testament of how she's such an awesome girl -- it's 'cause of her family. Her family was super rad and down to earth. They're really, really cool." Stefani, her three sons and other members of her family, including her brother and parents, have often hang out with Shelton. Clarkson said she "grew up listening to No Doubt, like everybody else" and that she was nervous at first to hang out with Stefani. "And then she's like the coolest, most chill girl ever," she said, adding that they became friends right away. She also continued to marvel at Stefani's Los Angeles home. "Her house is insane. I walked in and I literally felt like the Pretty Woman scene when you don't belong in the store," she said. "I was like, 'I have a nice house,' but [with] hers, I was like, 'Damn!'" In September, Clarkson said on the KTU 103.5 FM's Cubby and Carolina in the Morning radio show that she has taking part in group texts with Shelton and Stefani. "Oh my god, Gwen is the nicest human ever. You can meet Gwen once and you're close to her!" she said. "I'm always on text chains with Gwen and Blake and somehow it always comes down to Blake and I being competitive in some sense because we both have songs and albums coming out now. I was like, 'Oh how was No. 7' because I was No. 6! I'm always like, 'Get used to it, because The Voice is happening soon!'" "Gwen always starts this sweet, and positive text and Blake and I always take it somewhere else," she said. "Him and my husband have that boy humor going on." (Eonline)

The Disappearance of Jennifer Aniston: Is She Done Being a Movie Star? We know Jennifer Aniston. We love Jennifer Aniston. But lately it seems like we haven't seen much of Jennifer Aniston. There was a time when the A-lister was ubiquitous. During the height of the Friends frenzy, naturally, but also in the years following the series when she was fronting practically every romantic comedy to hit theaters and covering nearly every magazine to hit newsstands. For the better part of the last decade it wasn't unusual to see her starring in two or three blockbusters a year -- complete with the full promotional rounds. But now, as 2017 comes to a close, it's clear that Aniston is re-calibrating not only her career but her entire life in Hollywood. It begs the question: Is she giving up her movie star status? To start, the actress didn't appear in a single movie the entire year. The last project she starred in was 2016's Office Christmas Party, an ensemble comedy that she did alongside longtime friend Jason Bateman. She played a frigidly cold head honcho of a company full of young partiers, a persona that, thanks to gigs like Horrible Bosses, had slowly become her bread and butter. While promoting the flick she told E! News that while her goal in her off-camera life is to be kind to everybody, she certainly enjoys tapping into her inner b-i-t-c-h, which would certainly explain why she jumped at the chance to join the cast of Office Christmas Party. The actress went through all of the press tour motions: Attending premieres and photocalls, covering the Marie Claire and Entertainment Weekly and appearing on everything from CNN to Jimmy Kimmel Live. She was everywhere, which makes her step back the following year seem in stark contrast. While Aniston's 2017 wasn't a quiet one by the standards of an average American, it does seem to signal a shift in her perspective. With no roles requiring her to go through the promotional song and dance, she focused instead on her still-new marriage to Justin Theroux. The two celebrated birthdays and anniversaries, traveled to Cabo San Lucas and Paris and were seemingly joined at the hip for some of his major career milestones. The actor celebrated the final season of his popular HBO show The Leftovers and starred in The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Jen was there for the series' big premiere night and even joined late night host Jimmy Kimmel to help prank her husband while he appeared on the show to promote LEGO. Proving support was seemingly the theme of the year, as Aniston also stood by the side of her pal Jason Bateman for his big Hollywood Walk of Fame story -- she even spoke at the event and brought out old photos to embarrass him. The actress did complete some professional duties of her own of course -- presenting at the 2017 Oscars and covering the October issue of Harper's Bazaar to promote her fragrance line included -- but it was significantly more subdued than in years past. And a look at what's on tap for Aniston professionally hints that she may be attempting to move past her years of fronting blockbusters and taking over the big screen. But that's not to say that she's going to scale back from Hollywood, of course. Much has been made of the news that Aniston will be teaming up with her onetime Friends sister Reese Witherspoon on an as-yet-untitled series for Apple, with Aniston publicly declaring that all the great work is on television these days. Witherspoon has already taken up the TV work, and with the critical and financial success of Big Little Lies it's easy to see why Aniston would want to ditch her movie work and go back to her origins. Aniston also has plenty of production work on her upcoming schedule under the company that she co-owns with actress Kathryn Hahn. She'll serve as the EP on her Apple show in addition to helping to bringing a half-dozen films to life (one of which will reportedly star Bateman). During her Harper's Bazaar cover interview (conducted by Theroux's best friend Amy Sedaris) she extolled the virtues of branching out away from her typical starring movie roles, saying "it is so fun to sit in bed and binge-watch [television shows]." She also hinted at expanding her horizons, mentioning that if she wasn't acting she could easily spend all her time doing home renovations and that she has dreams of one day opening up a wellness center. As for the motivations behind this year's withdrawal, it's anyone's guess. During an Office Christmas Party interview she told E! News that constantly being the source of headlines is a bizarre experience, adding that "We don't talk headlines anymore, we're going to phase it out." There's no way she'll ever drop off the A-list, but she has certainly lived out her goal of being less of a headline in 2017. (Eonline)

Matt Lauer's wife leaves their home amid sex harassment scandal. Matt Lauer's long-suffering wife Annette Roque has fled their home and is rumored to have headed back to her native Netherlands amid his sex harassment scandal. Multiple sources tell Page Six that Dutch-born former model Annette -- Lauer's wife of 20 years -- was last seen at their Hamptons home on Wednesday, the day Lauer's firing was announced. One Hamptons source told Page Six, "Annette has taken their two younger kids out of school and is believed to have left the US and gone to her family in her native country." It is believed her mother lives near Amsterdam. Amid the scandal, Annette has remained silent. She and Lauer have three children, Romy, 14, son Thijs, 11, and oldest son Jack, who is at a prep school outside Manhattan. It is not known if the kids are with Annette or remained at home with Lauer. Reps for Lauer have repeatedly declined to comment on the state of his marriage or the whereabouts of his wife. Annette briefly filed for divorce in 2006, claiming she suffered "cruel and inhumane" treatment from Lauer, who she said in legal documents was controlling and demonstrated "extreme anger and hostility." She withdrew the divorce filing a month later. Another well-placed source insisted that the reason Annette withdrew her divorce filing is that Lauer offered her a post-nuptial agreement at the time of the filing, offering her up to a rumored $5 million deal to remain in the marriage. The source said, "Matt needed to stay in the marriage to keep his reputation as America's nicest dad. He is in fact a great, and very doting dad to his kids, but he is also a terrible husband." A rep for Lauer declined to comment about his wife, and the post-nuptial, as did his high-powered attorney William D. Zabel. Roque's divorce attorney Nancy Chemtob declined to comment. (PageSix)

Chris Pratt is on the warpath against a dude who is posing as him to score dates. Chris is ballistic someone is pretending to be him on Facebook, hitting on women and trying to get their phone numbers. He posted a warning, "If I find out who it is I'll have their account shut down and seriously would like to punch them right in the GD mouth," adding, "You hear that imposter!?" He goes on to call the faux Pratt a predator, saying, "Makes me sick." Apparently, this guy is impersonating Chris a lot and has hit up a number of women. Chris ends with this ... "Stop right now or you will @be very unhappy with the outcome. Go find Jesus. Praying for you." (TMZ)

Kevin Dillon says his old pal and "Entourage" co-star, Jeremy Piven, is a gentleman who's being wrongly blacklisted over sexual misconduct allegations. We got Kevin -- who starred on the HBO hit with Piven for 7 years -- and he says Piven's new show getting axed on CBS after just ain't right. According to Kev, Jeremy's nothin' but a gentleman. Can't tell if he's doing Drama here, but he's also shocked by the Lauer scandal. Bottom line for Johnny Chase ... find the truth, first. (TMZ)

Geraldo Rivera Apologizes to Bette Midler for Alleged Groping. Geraldo Rivera is sending an apology to Bette Midler. Earlier this week, the TV correspondent received backlash for tweets he posted about Matt Lauer's NBC News firing. In one of his tweets Rivera wrote, "Sad about @MLauer great guy, highly skilled & empathetic w guests & a real gentleman to my family & me. News is a flirty business & it seems like current epidemic of #SexHarassmentAllegations may be criminalizing courtship & conflating it w predation. What about #GarrisonKeillor?" After seeing the response to his comments, Rivera tweeted an apology Wednesday. "Reaction to my tweets today on #sexharassment makes clear I didn't sufficiently explain that this is a horrendous problem long hidden-Harassers are deviants who deserve what is coming to them-Often victims are too frightened to come forward in a timely fashion-I humbly apologize," he wrote to his followers. In response to Rivera's apology, Bette Midler tweeted, "Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me. Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this. #MeToo." The video Midler tweeted is an interview she did with Barbara Walters in which she talks about an alleged incident in the 1970s where Rivera and his producer allegedly "pushed me into my bathroom" and "proceeded to grope me." After seeing Midler's tweet, Rivera responded on social media Friday. "Although I recall the time @BetteMidler has alluded to much differently than she, that does not change the fact that she has a right to speak out & demand an apology from me, for in the very least, publically embarrassing her all those years ago. Bette, I apologize," Rivera tweeted. Midler has yet to comment on Rivera's tweet. Before tweeting his message to Midler, Rivera also wrote to his followers, "27 years ago I wrote a tawdry book depicting consensual events in 1973-45 years ago-I've deeply regretted its distasteful & disrespectful tone & have refrained from speaking about it-I'm embarrassed & profoundly sorry to those mentioned-I have & again apologize to anyone offended." (Eonline)

Chloe Grace Moretz Granted Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker. Chloe Grace Moretz is seeking protection from an alleged stalker. The 20-year-old actress has filed documents asking for a restraining order against a man named Terry Daniel Quick who has allegedly "harassed" her and members of her family. In the documents, obtained by E! News, Moretz seeks protection for herself, her mother Teri Mortez and one of her brothers, Trevor Duke Moretz. Explaining why her two-family members need protection, Moretz writes, "The persons are family members, whom reside and work together." She states this man has "also followed and harassed them while stalking me and has harassed and confronted them." The documents state that "Quick's online posts, harassment and stalking has become seriously alarming, annoying and harassing." It's also stated that on Nov. 29, Quick was arrested after "stalking" Moretz "from LAX to her home" and tried to gain access. Previously on Nov. 19, the documents state that Quick "stalked" Moretz and her boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham to a concert and then to a club. A judge signed off on the documents on Nov. 30, granting the restraining order. Quick now has to stay 100 yards away from Moretz and her family members. E! News has reached out to Moretz for comment. (Eonline)

Kelly Clarkson Says Her L.A. Home Was Robbed: "Everyone Is Safe." Fifteen years into her career, Kelly Clarkson was given the Powerhouse Award at the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Awards Thursday. "It's got both positive and negative connotations in my head," she told E! News' Sibley Scoles on the red carpet, "but it's a big presence, I think." "Big" doesn't begin to describe it. And it's been a big week for Clarkson. In addition to taping "Carpool Karaoke" with James Corden on CBS' The Late Late Show, her latest single, "Love So Soft," was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2018 Grammys; the song is competing against Kesha's "Praying," Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons," Pink's "What About Us" and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." And yet, it hasn't been the best week for Clarkson or her family, as their L.A. home was burglarized. "We got robbed last night," she told Extra's Renee Bargh. "Yeah, it was crazy. We got here and our whole house was, like, bashed in. It was crazy." Clarkson didn't say whether she had filed a police report, and she didn't say if anything of value had been stolen. "Materialistic things we didn't care about," the pop singer said. "The guy was in our kid's room, so it was a little weird." "Other than that," Clarkson said, "everyone is safe and good." Perhaps that's why Clarkson didn't want to focus on the burglary at the star-studded award show. "Other than that little hiccup everything has been really great in our lives, and we're very blessed and grateful," she said. "In that scenario, we weren't in the house -- which is a blessing." After Clarkson made her way inside, she performed "Meaning of Life," the title track from her eighth studio album. Afterward, Kelly Rowland presented her with the Powerhouse Award. "I want to lift up and support everyone," she said, calling out stereotypes that pit women against women. "Accept the fact that there is room for everyone." Referencing her 2017 AMAs duet with Pink -- a cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" -- she repeated, "There's room for both of us." (Eonline)

Floyd Mayweather's ex-girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, used his credit cards on the sly and helped herself to his piles of cash ... according to the lawsuit he just filed against her. According to docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Shantel got access to Floyd's credit card accounts, and scooped cash around his house, to go on personal shopping sprees. He claims she shipped all her illicit booty to a secret location to keep him in the dark. Floyd claims Shantel would praise him in public when he got bad press purely to gain his confidence. In the docs, his lawyer writes ... "As a result of that confidence, Mayweather, who's education ended at eighth grade, did not audit or otherwise inspect either his cash or his credit card statements for theft by Jackson." (NOTE: Floyd's reps tell us his lawyer has it wrong ... he left school in the 12th grade, not 8th.) Translation: She pulled a rope-a-dope, and yeah ... Floyd was the dope. According to the suit, Floyd only found out when a mutual friend told him Shantel had been bragging about her financial exploits. The champ's suing his ex for theft -- no specific amount. Shantel is still suing him, too ... for a slew of reasons, including domestic abuse and invasion of privacy. (TMZ)

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Meghan Markle Wins Over the U.K. in Her First Royal Visit With Prince Harry. Meghan Markle doesn't waste any time. Four days after Clarence House announced Prince Harry had proposed over a homemade dinner earlier this month, the couple attended their first royal engagement in Nottingham Friday. Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, visited a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair. They spent time shaking hands with admirers in the crowd, who waved both U.S. and U.K. flags. Meghan, who wore a navy coat by Canadian brand Mackage, received flowers upon her arrival. At one point, a fan shouted at Harry and asked, "How does it feel being a ginger with Meghan?" The prince smiled and replied, "It's great, isn't it?" Harry also jokingly agreed it's "unbelievable." The duo, who will tie the knot in May 2018, will meet representatives from local organizations that support people living with HIV/AIDS, and try to end the stigma associated with the disease. At Nottingham Academy, the couple will meet students and watch a "hip hopera." They'll also see Chantelle Stefanovic, who joined Harry at the Obama Foundation summit in Chicago last month. The prince's communication's secretary, Jason Knauf, said Harry was looking forward to introducing his fiancee to a community that had "become very special to him." Harry opened up a pop-up shop for HIV testing last month, and he helped set up the Full Effect project to tackle youth violence and gang culture. In a press briefing Tuesday, Jason also said the former Suits star "cannot wait to meet many of the young people Prince Harry has told her so much about." Jason also said Meghan would be shifting from her longtime charity and moving toward partnering with Harry's philanthropic initiatives. "Ms. Markle is incredibly grateful for the opportunities that she has had with World Vision Canada and U.N. Women," Jason said. "Through those organizations, she has been able to meet incredible smaller organizations around the world -- but she has made the decision that she wants to start a clean slate and focus on the U.K. and getting to know this country and traveling around the Commonwealth." She also intends to become a British citizen. "This is the country that's going to be her home now," he said, "and that means traveling around, getting to know the towns and cities and smaller communities." The actress will also become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation. Harry has followed in the footsteps of his mother, the late Princess Diana, in trying to end the stigma around AIDS/HIV. Diana was also a supporter of Terrence Higgins Trust, and Harry and his brother, Prince William, have carried on her efforts -- with Kate Middleton's help, of course. Meghan said Monday that she is looking forward to this "new chapter" in her life, particularly the charitable work. "We realized once you have access and a voice that people are willing to listen to, with that comes a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously," she told the BBC, with Harry by her side. "And now being boots on the ground in the U.K., I'm excited to really get to know more about the different communities here, [and learn about the] smaller organizations who are working on the same causes I have always been passionate about under this umbrella." (Eonline)

An 11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Fight Sexism on Nickelodeon Show. Meghan Markle was ready to be a role model for kids across the world, even at the young age of just 11-years-old. Way before she became engaged to Prince Harry and even before she starred as Rachel Zane on Suits, Markle was taking a stand against the 'sexist' language that businesses used when discussing common household products, like Procter& Gamble's Ivory dishwashing soap. The commercial for the dishwashing soap offended her when she heard, "women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans." In a speech at the United Nations, nearly 22 years after seeing the commercial, Markle recalled thinking, "It just wasn't right and something needed to be done." Markle says that when she and her classmates saw a commercial for the dishwashing soap, she became "shocked and angry" by their portrayal of gender roles -- and also by two of her male classmates who joked that women "belong" in the kitchen. When she went home to tell her parents, her father took the incident and turned it into a learning moment, encouraging her to stand up for her beliefs and write a letter "to the most powerful people" she could think of. And after sending out an impassioned letter to Procter & Gamble, as well as such famous figures like celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, Hillary Clinton and Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee, Markle set in motion a change to the way that products were marketed. The commercial was edited to say, "People all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans." Her activism was highlighted in a 1993 interview for Nick News with Ellerbee and Markle effortlessly explained her motivations, saying, "I don't think it is right for kids to grow up thinking that mom does everything... If you see something that you don't like or offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference, not just for yourself but for lots of other people." (Eonline)

Meghan Markle won't have to wait to become a Brit before she gets to use a royal title ... that is, if Queen Elizabeth is game. TMZ broke the story, Kensington Palace told us Meghan won't be cut a break to become a British citizen. She'll have to wait up to 5 years, like everyone else. That said, it calls into question whether she can become a princess or a duchess during the time she's a lady in waiting to become a Brit. Our rusty trusty Buckingham Palace sources tell TMZ ... Meghan's citizenship won't be a buzzkill for her becoming a true Royal. We're told the Queen has the power to bestow a title on Meghan, even before she becomes officially British. If the Queen makes Meghan an HRH, it will be the first time an non-Brit gets the title. (TMZ)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are clearly in love and ready for the altar ... but there's a reality about marriage as Prince Charles will say -- sometimes it doesn't work out, and when that happens money becomes an issue. We have the lowdown on the money Harry and Meghan get while they're married, and what each might get if it doesn't work out. Harry is currently worth $40 million. Harry gets income, along with William and Kate, from Charles' private estate, which generates around $27 million a year. Harry, William and Kate split $4.4 million from the estate in 2016. Meghan comes into the marriage with $5 million. International divorce lawyer Jeremy D. Morley tells us England recognizes prenups, and although they can influence a judge they are not binding. Charles and William did not have prenups. Now get this ... in terms of dividing assets in the event of divorce, it's not just what the couple makes during the marriage. What both spouses bring into the marriage is fair game. So Harry's $40 mil and Meghan's $5 mil go into the pot to divide up in the event the marriage doesn't last. Our Royal sources tell us Charles paid Diana around $23 million when they divorced and that basically cleaned him out. Hopefully none of this info will ever be relevant and they'll live happily ever after. (TMZ)

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Hold Hands in Public (and Will and Kate Almost Never Do!). Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can't hide their love! Since they made their very first appearance together at the Invictus Games in September, the royal couple has held hands, rubbed each other's backs and linked arms in public -- moves almost never seen by Prince William and Kate Middleton. The couple's closeness was on display again during Meghan's very first royal outing with her fiance on Friday in Nottingham, about 125 miles north of London. They walked around holding hands and with their arms around each other as they greeted enthusiastic fans in the town center. "While Prince Harry and Meghan holding hands is atypical for royal engagements, it is a seemingly welcomed gesture to show unity and celebration of their engagement period," royal etiquette expert Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, tells PEOPLE. "There is no protocol that says they cannot show affection on official engagements, and this gesture makes them relatable and lovable to the public." "Meghan and Prince Harry holding hands at a royal engagement is a refreshingly modern approach to their new role both as a couple and as representatives of the royal family," she continues. Harry and Meghan's open affection is indeed a departure from usual royal behavior. A certain decorum tends to be the norm when it comes to official royal outings. Will and Kate, for example, rarely show PDA. "It is rare to see royal couples holding hands on official outings," Myka adds. "While we are much less likely to see The Duke and Duchess holding hands in public, we often see Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall holding hands-it's all simply a matter of preference for each couple and is also likely dependent on the nature of the event they are attending. A more serious engagement would warrant a more serious level of professionalism, which each royal is sure to follow." Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip never show affection in public either. Despite their closeness (70 years of royal marriage!), they are never seen holding hands in public due to the "stoic values" of their generation, royal biographer Gyles Brandreth told PEOPLE. (People)

The Meghan Effect: Meghan Markle's $675 Handbag Sells Out Hours After She's Spotted Wearing It. Just like her soon-to-be sister-in-law Princess Kate, Meghan Markle is a style influencer. Hours after Meghan and Prince Harry made their first official royal appearance on Friday, the burgundy leather tote from Strathberry the former Suits star was seen carrying sold out. A spokesperson for the Scottish brand -- which was launched in 2013 by Leeanne Hundleby and her husband Guy -- told The Telegraph that "it's just amazing for us, it really is the greatest." According to The Telegraph, at the time Leeanne decided to send Meghan a selection of purses, it had not yet been announced that Meghan and Harry were engaged. "It was a fantastic surprise and we are really excited. We're suddenly incredibly busy," the spokesperson added. Perhaps this is a sign that Meghan's taking a sartorial cue from Queen Elizabeth, who's rarely seen without her trusty purse. The monarch's bag of choice is Launer London -- and she has reportedly owned more than 200 Launer handbags over the years. The Queen's loyalty to the brand began in 1968, when designer Sam Launer sent her a bag. While the contents of the 91-year-old monarch's inspired a 2007 book -- What's in the Queen's Handbag? And Other Royal Secrets, by Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton -- when it comes to what's inside Meghan's bags, they likely contain a few of her favorite beauty products. Meghan loves Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen ($42, sephora.com), which she told Beauty Banter is easy to blend and compact enough for on-the-go use. And she swears by the lash-boosting mascara Revitalash ($24, dermstore.com), which she may have carried with her for touch-ups throughout the day. She's also rarely without sunglasses. She wore a pair of Finlay & Co. shades during her appearance at the Invictus Games in September. (People)

Pamela Anderson is doubling down on comments made to Megyn Kelly about Harvey Weinstein's accusers knowing what they were getting into when they went to his hotel room alone ... and says she won't apologize. Anderson tells TMZ, "This is not victim blaming" ... she never said women deserved to be abused. Pam calls Weinstein "a sexist pig and a bully." The former "Baywatch" star touched off a firestorm when she told Kelly, "It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood or people to avoid, privately," adding, "You know what you're getting into if you're going into a hotel room alone." Pam says she wants perpetrators punished, but adds women need the "ability of self-protection." As for what type of self-protection, she says "There are a lot of self-protection courses. There is even a well-known story of suffragettes learning martial arts." And she goes on to say "women [must be] aware of certain problems and how to spot them and fight them. It is totally hypocritical to ignore this." Pam tells us the issues are very complex, adding, "[I] will not get coerced into apology." (TMZ)

Cedric the Entertainer is all torn up about Russell Simmons -- he hates that his friend is losing so much professionally, but also seems to know he deserves it ... if the allegations are true. We got the comedian Thursday night at LAX, where he discussed the rape claim from Jenny Lumet that forced Simmons to step down from his companies. Ced hemmed and hawed, and is clearly conflicted. As Cedric said ... he has daughters and, with them in mind, he's not about to give Uncle Rush a pass for his alleged treatment of women. He did offer some words of encouragement to Simmons and, staying true to his craft, tried his best to get a laugh. (TMZ)

Matt Lauer's not getting his ass kicked to the curb in NYC ... at least when it comes to his favorite restaurant. We're told Matt is more than welcome at Fresco by Scotto in NYC, despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations that got him canned after more than 20 years at NBC. Owner Anthony Scotto tells TMZ, Lauer and his brood are like family and, despite the allegations, he'd give Matt a hug the next time he comes into the restaurant. The ex-"Today" host has been going to the place for 16 years ... dining there last with his family just this past Thanksgiving. He's already been seen out and about in the Hamptons ... but showing up in NYC's a different beast. BTW ... Fresco's frequented by a bunch of celebs and sports stars ... including backup NY Giants QB Eli Manning. (TMZ)

Attorney Lisa Bloom says she has a number of women who contacted her and are ready to testify that they too were victims of sexual harassment at the hands of Representative John Conyers. We got Bloom at LAX where she said she was busy on her flight sending emails to lawyers for the House Ethics Committee and offered to have her current client -- Marion Brown -- and other former staffers who have contacted her to appear at the hearing next week to chronicle Conyer's alleged abuse. Bloom also says she's heard from a number of male models who have come forward after she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against famed photographer Bruce Weber, saying they too were abused. (TMZ)

Matt Lauer and his wife have been living separate lives for years. No one could understand why the blushing bride had her dashing husband on such a tight leash. Five weeks after their chic Hamptons wedding in 1998, former model Annette Roque kicked up such a fuss on hearing that Matt Lauer was heading to Florida to cover a space shuttle launch for the "Today" show that NBC staffers had to scramble to get her a set of last-minute press credentials so her husband would never be out of her sight. "Friends of Lauer's are stunned that the down-to-earth newsman is suddenly catering to such indulgent whims," Page Six reported at the time. "Offers one insider: 'He's whipped.'" But in hindsight, Roque, now 52, simply may have been trying to rein in her new husband's wandering eye -- a problem that, two decades later, would cost him his job. Roque, perhaps the most overlooked victim in the sordid Matt Lauer scandal, is now reportedly hiding from the press in the Hamptons, as many wonder if she'll finally free herself from a disastrous marriage that had been an open secret in media circles for years. Lauer, 59, was fired as the long-term host of "Today" on Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after an NBC employee brought accusations of sexual harassment to company officials. As many as seven other women have since come forward with similar accusations. A Variety story claimed that the TV anchor "had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up," so he could "initiate inappropriate contact" without fearing that someone might walk in. Since Lauer was fired on Tuesday night, losing out on a $30 million payout from NBC News, Roque may be off the scene more than ever. While early reports suggested that she had fled to her native Netherlands, a source outside the home told The Post that Roque is still in the Hamptons. Daughter Romy, 14, was spotted leaving the family's Sag Harbor home Saturday morning. Shockingly, Lauer was brought down by his actions on yet another Olympics assignment -- the Sochi Winter games in 2014 -- where he allegedly harassed the first NBC employee who complained to her bosses. Lauer has since expressed remorse in a statement, saying, "Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly." But this time, it's hard to imagine Roque being appeased with an apology, a new horse or a million-dollar payout -- even if Lauer could afford it. (PageSix)

Music

Kesha didn't hold back about her Grammy noms ... she says "F****** amazing!" The singer was at LAX Saturday when our photog asked how it felt to be nominated. She answered quickly in between signing for fans as she made it inside the terminal. Kesha's got 2 noms -- one for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Rainbow," and other for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her single, "Praying." They her first Grammy nominations ever. As for fans who think she was snubbed because she deserved more ... well, Kesha was gracious. (TMZ)

Taylor Swift Wears Plaid and Performs With Ed Sheeran Again at Poptopia Show. Taylor Swift 's Reputation makeover is in full swing as her onstage comeback continues, although when it comes to some looks, the "Old Taylor" may just be mostly "dead." The singer showcased a past favorite styles while performing at the 99.7 NOW's Poptopia concert at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday; she wore a loose-fitting, long sleeve red, black and white plaid shirt over a mesh top, black shorts, paired with black lace-up boots. Swift has showcased looser-fitting and less revealing looks since she returned to the spotlight late this summer to announce her new album Reputation and release a few singles from the record, such as "Look What You Made Me Do," an electro pop track about power and revenge. However, she's always had a thing for plaid; she knows it never goes out of style. (Eonline)

Taylor Swift Brings Her Reputation Style to 2017 Jingle Ball. The new Taylor Swift is smmmmoking hot! Swift performed before a sold-out crowd at KIIS FM's 2017 Jingle Ball event in Los Angeles on Friday, marking her first major public performance in almost a year and first major gig that included songs from her new album Reputation. With her new dance moves and new look, the singer gave fans a taste of what to expect on her 2018 tour. Keeping up with her new signature snake-themed style, Swift wore a loose-fitting sequined snakeskin-print shirt over black shorts -- an edgier, and likely more comfortable style than the skintight and skimpy crop tops, short shorts, mini skater skirts and rompers she wore on her 1989 tour. (Eonline)

Ed Sheeran Opens Up About His 2018 Grammy Snubs. Ed Sheeran is taking what many are calling his Grammy Award snubs in stride and is focusing on what matters to him more: His fans. The British pop star was nominated for two 2018 Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album for his 2017 album ÷ and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Shape of You." Many of his fans expected him to garner far more nods, as his album and its new singles have been very successful. In an interview on Ellen DeGeneres' YouTube series Ellen's Show Me More Show, posted online Friday, the host told Sheeran she is "outraged" that he was not nominated for Album of the Year or Song of the Year. "My outlook on it is like, some years you have your year and some years you don't have your year, and maybe this year wasn't my year," the singer said. Sheeran has won two Grammys before, including Song of the Year for "Thinking Out Loud" at the 2016 ceremony. DeGeneres said the song "Shape of You," which hit No. 1 on 10 charts worldwide, including in the U.S., did not leave her head. "But that's the point, that's where you win," Sheeran said. "That's where the validation comes from, where you actually see people -- genuine people -- enjoying the songs. I'd rather have, like, a lifetime of people coming up to me and saying, like, 'This song affects me in this way, in a positive way,' and like, 'This song is my wedding song,' 'This song was my first kiss,' than anything else. I think that's where the validation comes." On DeGeneres' show, the singer also talked about his new remix of his single "Perfect" with Beyonce, which was released the night before the broadcast. The song is about his girlfriend of almost three years and former high school pal Cherry Seaborn. "I did it and the song came out so long ago," Sheeran said. "And I was like, 'I want to do it as a single,' and then I thought of a way of relaunching it and I was like, 'Oh, I love Beyonce. Shall I ask Beyonce? And in my head, I was like, 'She's gonna say no.' And then I was like, 'Well, you might as well ask.' And she said, 'Yeah,' so here we are." (Eonline)

Jesse Williams Leaves Demi Lovato at the Altar in Heartbreaking "Tell Me You Love Me" Video. For her new music video, Demi Lovato is taking on rocky relationships with the help of Jesse Williams. In honor of the newly released visual for the Grammy nominee's track "Tell Me You Love Me," the songstress and Grey's Anatomy actor star together as a couple in the throes of passion -- for better and for worse. The video depicts the rollercoaster ride of a relationship as the two fall in love, fight, makeup and repeat. The volatile plot is tinged with insecurity as the two get wrapped up in jealousy, interrogating each other over mystery text messages and interactions with strangers. "You wanna just fight? Pick somebody else," Williams' character screams out. "I don't want to pick anybody else. I want you!" she retorts. While the two make it to the altar, it does not turn out to be the fairytale ending fans are hoping for as the groom deserts the bride when it comes time to exchange rings. Fans immediately praised the Mark Pellington-directed visual, one remarking, "No words. This is art." Some speculated the video was inspired by Lovato's real-life relationship with ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. "I've never loved anybody like I loved Wilmer -- and I still love Wilmer," she said in her recent documentary, Simply Complicated. "We decided together that we're just probably better as friends." (Eonline)

Selena Gomez Tearfully Accepts Billboard's 2017 Woman of the Year Award With Francia Raisa. Thursday night is all about Selena Gomez. As music's biggest names stepped out to attend Billboard's annual Women in Music Dinner and Awards Gala, the "Come and Get It" singer received one of the biggest honors of the night. In case you missed the big announcement, Selena is Billboard's 2017 Woman of the Year. After an introduction from close friends Elle Fanning and Francia Raisa, Selena took to the stage to accept her award. "To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life," the singer explained through tears. "I would like to thank my amazing team and family because they stuck with me through some really hard times." Selena continued, "I couldn't be more grateful for the position that I've been given in my career. I want people to know that I respect the platform that I have so deeply...I've never felt more proud to be a woman in this industry. I am so grateful for all the older women who have helped us up." Selena joins a talented list of Woman of the Year honorees including Taylor Swift , Pink, Fergie and Beyonce. Before the first award was even handed out, Selena and Francia opened up about their friendship that only grew after their kidney surgeries. "I'm really honored to do this for her tonight," Francia shared with Billboard on the pink carpet. "I was just glad I was able to do. I'm glad I was a match. She's standing here and being honored and I've seen her career continue to soar, it's amazing." Selena would add, "I'm good. That whole experience made me look at life a little differently and I'm grateful for that. It feels good to be able to share my story the way I want to. I'm good, I'm really good." As for why the "Wolves" singer was deserving of the title this year, event organizers cited her impressive work both on and off the stage. "Not only is Selena soaring on the charts, but she continuously inspires young women everywhere to be authentic, give back and to not be afraid to use their voice," said John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. "She is never afraid to speak her mind and has used her platform to advocate for the needs of others. We are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Woman of the Year." In addition to her smash-hit singles, Selena served as an executive producer for Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. She launched partnerships with Coach and Puma and also raised more than $500,000 for the Lupus Research Alliance. "I'm really proud of where I am right now. I handle things in a healthy way. I can enjoy where I'm at," she explained in the latest issue of Billboard. "I love being able to say 'no.' I like being a part of the world." As for what's on her agenda next, Selena admitted during her acceptance speech that she hopes to have even more new music coming in 2018. "I don't know how I'll ever repay it but maybe I'll make an epic album next year," she teased with a smile." (Eonline)

Get Ready to Listen to Ed Sheeran and Beyonce's ''Perfect'' Duet on Repeat. As if you needed another reason to listen to Ed Sheeran's song "Perfect" on repeat. The redheaded artist just dropped a new version of the hit featuring a duet with Beyonce. Sheeran announced his collaboration with Queen B Thursday morning via Instagram. "Got Beyonce to duet with me on Perfect, comes out today at 7pm ET / 4pm PT / midnight GMT x," he wrote. "Perfect" is part of Sheeran's new album ÷. The two-time Grammy-winning artist first debuted the song in September and then released the official music video for the hit earlier this month. Not only did Sheeran star in the music video alongside Zoey Deutch but he also wrote the accompanying video script along with director Jason Koeing, who also collaborated with Sheeran on "Shape of You." The song has already seen great success. At the time of this writing, the video had more than 170 million YouTube views. According to an early November press release, ÷ is a two-time platinum album. Despite Sheeran's success with both the album and song, the singer received only two Grammy nominations -- Best Pop Performance for "Shape of You" and Best Pop Vocal Album for ÷ -- leading some to think the artist was snubbed. This isn't Beyonce's only collaboration this year. The "Formation" singer released "Walk on Water" with Eminem earlier this month. This also isn't the first time she's collaborated with Sheeran. The dynamic duo performed together in February 2015 to honor Stevie Wonder. (Eonline)

Louis Tomlinson has released a single about Eleanor Calder. Is she "the one"? Louis Tomlinson's new single 'Miss You' droped, and it's almost definitely about his on/off girlfriend, Eleanor Calder. Speaking about the track, Louis said: "I wrote this song about a time in my life when I was going out partying every night. In hindsight throughout that time I was pretty numb and just going through the motions. Deep down it was always in the back of my mind that what I really missed was the girl that I loved. It was important for me to write something really honest." Listen in full below: The One Direction star and the fashion blogger broke up in 2015 after three years together, but reconnected earlier this year following his split from Danielle Campbell. A source told The Sun on Sunday: "Louis and Eleanor spent a lot of time in Los Angeles together this month. "It's early days but they are an item again. They had a really special three years together and they have found it quite easy to find that spark between them again." The insider explained: "Eleanor was flown to Los Angeles for a huge Tommy Hilfiger fashion event as she works with the label as a blogger, but last minute she dropped out of attending because she didn't want to leave Louis' side." Since their split, Louis has become a dad to baby Freddie, 22 months, with former fling Briana Jungwirth. He also dated Danielle for 14 months before they amicably called time on their romance recently. Louis lost his mum after she tragically died in December 2016. (British Glamour)

Listen to Cardi B and Juicy J's 'Kamasutra'. Cardi B has shared a new song with Juicy J. Titled "Kamasutra," the track starts with a sample from one of her famous Instagram stories, with the beat dropping as Cardi delivers her boldest, raunchiest hook to date. Her single "Bodak Yellow" has been one of the year's biggest hits, surpassing Lauryn Hill as the longest running No. 1 hit by a solo female rapper and dethroning Taylor Swift as the No. 1 song in the States. (Billboard)

Miguel Straps on a Parachute for High-Flying 'Sky Walker' Performance on 'Tonight Show'. Miguel was "sky walkin'" across Jimmy Fallon's stage Thursday night (Nov. 30) during his Tonight Show performance, just two nights after his electrifying Nov. 28 performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. The singer/songwriter took to the stage attached to a massive parachute floating him to virtually nowhere, leaving his band in shadow for most of the performance as he appeared to be straining against the strings of the 'chute attached to his custom jumpsuit. Eventually, Miguel detached himself from the restraints to move more freely across the stage, revealing the group thumping away behind him while the song reached its climax with Miguel repeating "stay up, stay up, stay up." Miguel's fourth studio album War & Leisure was released Friday (Dec. 1). (Billboard) G-Eazy & Halsey Are the '2017 Bonnie and Clyde' on 'Him & I': Listen. Just an uninformed guess, but G-Eazy and Halsey probably either fell in love while recording the newly released song "Him & I" or fell so in love that this song was the inevitable product of their romance. Either way, "Him & I" is here this morning (Dec. 1). "Him & I" tells the fantastical tale of a rebellious, reckless love -- the kind you imagine a father maybe disapproving of, "the crazy kind" -- with ominous beats to move the 2017 Romeo & Juliet tale along. There is an unbreakable loyalty between the two of them regardless of circumstance. G-Eazy plainly calls himself and Halsey the "2017 Bonnie and Clyde" on the track and states he "wouldn't see the point of living on if one of us died." The song maintains each artist's individual identities while also fluidly melding them into one. Halsey's voice maintains the same eerie and powerful feel the world has come to associate with her, leading into G's rap verses. (There is even an exchange where G-Eazy says "Love you, baby" and Halsey giggles, which tries to perfect but still feels candid.) The couple couldn't be more excited to finally share their music baby with the world as both have posted across social media. The track is released ahead of G-Eazy's third studio album, The Beautiful & Damned -- a double-album and short film due out Dec. 15. And, in case you were wondering, according to the rapper himself, an accompanying video is "coming v[ery] soon." (Billboard)

Stream Louis Tomlinson's Bittersweet Track 'Miss You'. Louis Tomlinson's post-One Direction career is moving in the right direction with a string of solo releases including "Just Hold On" (with Steve Aoki), "Back To You" (featuring Bebe Rexha) and now "Miss You." The bittersweet new track, which dropped at midnight, was written with longtime 1D collaborator Julian Bunetta and produced by Afterhrs. The Brit went deep on it, inspired by all that lost time partying his nights away instead of chasing the girl. "I wrote this song about a time in my life when I was going out partying every night. In hindsight throughout that time I was pretty numb and just going through the motions," Tomlinson explains. "Deep down," he adds, "it was always in the back of my mind that what I really missed was the girl that I loved. It was important for me to write something really honest." Fans will also get to watch his performance of the song on Saturday night's finale of the U.K.'s X Factor. The pop star is currently recording his debut solo album, due for release in 2018, according to Sony Music. (Billboard)

Movies

'Night Accident' Wins Grand Prix at Tallinn Black Nights Film Fest. Ju-hyoung Lee is awarded as best director. Tunku Kyrsyk (Night Accident) by Kyrgyz director Temirbek Birnazarov was awarded the Grand Prix of the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which drew to a close in the Estonian capital on Saturday. The movie is centered on an old man who plans to kill someone who broke up his family and destroyed his life. However, on his way to do the old man has an accident, hitting a girl on the road, and that event changes his life. The best director award went to South Korea's Ju-hyoung Lee for Pokeulein (Excavator), the story of a former paratrooper who works as an excavator driver, suppressing his traumatic memories from the past. Erik Põllumaa and Ivar Taim were awarded as the best DOPs for their work on Mehetapja / Süütu / Vari (The Manslayer / The Virgin / The Shadow), directed by Sulev Keedus and coproduced by Estonia and Lithuania. Baris Bicakci and Pelin Esmer picked up the best screenplay award for the Turkish/French/Dutch/German coproduction Ise Yarar Bir Sey (Something Useful), directed by Pelin Esmer. Barbara Auer was awarded as the best actress for her role in the Swiss/German film Vakuum (Vacuum), directed by Christine Repond. Rhys Ifans, the star of the U.S. movie Dominion, directed by Steven Bernstein, collected the best actor award. 1000 Arten, den Regen zu beschreiben (Different Kinds of Rain)by German director Isabel Prahl won the first feature competition. (Hollywood Reporter)

Latina star Thalía Sodi makes directorial debut. Latina superstar Thalía Sodi, who was the "Queen of the Telenovelas," has come full circle and makes her directing debut in "15: A Quinceanera Story." The four short films, debuting Dec. 19 on HBO and HBO Latino, follow five girls from different backgrounds as they observe the traditional rite of passage of the quinceanera, a celebration of their 15th birthdays. One story getting lots of buzz is about Zoey, a Mexican-American living south of LA, who was assigned male at birth and celebrates with her trans-madrinas (godmothers). The series is executive produced by Thalía's husband, music mogul Tommy Mottola. (PageSix)

Kate Winslet Reveals How She Would Have Saved Jack in Titanic. Kate Winslet knows she let Jack down. 20 years after she and Leonardo DiCaprio joined cinematic history as the iconic Rose and Jack in James Cameron's Titanic, the Oscar winner is sharing secrets about the film that turned her into a household name. During a visit to Stephen Colbert's Late Show, the actress answered some quick-fire trivia questions about the movie, including that car scene, that sketch scene and that door scene. Most younger fans can remember awkwardly sitting in the theater alongside their parents when Jack and Rose decided to get frisky in one of the cars in the ship's storage. Turns out -- their sweat wasn't all organic. "I don't think it was scripted. I think we came up with it on the day," Winslet recalled of the sex scene. "It did get quite sweaty in the car, but we were spritzed down with spray Evian bottles to make us look really like in the throes of... " As for the moment when Jack draws her like one of his French girls, that was actually the director's artwork. However, Jack and Rose could have been much different had Winslet's initial counterpart been cast. "I auditioned with Matthew [McConaughey] -- isn't that weird?" Winslet revealed. "Never said that in public before!" While we know it was DiCaprio who officially ended up hanging off of a door, it was Winslet who suffered some real-life sickness because of their scenes in the water. "I did get hypothermia," she confirmed to Colbert. "I was really f--king cold." According to the actress, there was so much water that she imagines they did not have the resources to heat it all for filming. Of course, the one thing that still irks fans to this day is the fact that Jack and Rose could have both fit on the door that ultimately saved her life. "In the famous line, you say 'I'll never let you go, Jack,'" Colbert brought up. "I lie. I know. I know. I agree. I lie. I fully lie," she acknowledged. "He should have tried harder to get on that door." As the pièce de resistance to the interview, the two demonstrated how their time in the water should have really unfolded. (Eonline)

Ron and Clint Howard Pen Farewell to Dad Rance: "We'll Be Forever Grateful". The Hollywood siblings remember their actor father who died of West Nile virus last week at 89. "Having Opie sass back to Andy might get a few laughs but it hurts the father/son relationship," said Rance Howard. Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Leonard and Andy Griffith were surprised. Where did this 32-year-old father of child actor Ronny Howard find the nerve to chime in and pitch changes to their new CBS sitcom? Where did this guy come from? Our Dad Rance, born Harold Beckenholdt on November 17, 1928, was an Oklahoma farm boy who caught the acting bug at age twelve, performing in a Christmas pageant in the town's one-room schoolhouse. A brief stint at the University of Oklahoma was highlighted when he met his first wife, Jean at a scene study class. They married in Kentucky while touring as actors in a children's theater company and ultimately landed in New York. Dad's big break came when he was cast as Lindstrom in the original Broadway hit, Mister Roberts. Dad noticed his first son Ronny loved being around rehearsals and had a natural aptitude for acting. Despite their reservations Rance and Jean allowed him to work professionally and Dad was suddenly juggling two acting careers. The TV business was moving to Los Angeles so Dad packed us up and drove west. Ronny began working on The Andy Griffith Show and little brother, Clint, soon followed into the business. While flourishing as an actor and writer (penning episodes of The Flintstones) he and Mom faced their unique parenting challenges making sure the boys lived as 'normal' a life as possible. Park league sports was a valuable release that they made room for. Mom and Dad helped us navigate the tricky waters of the entertainment business like few parents have ever done. Not one day in either of our juvenile careers was a hired, legal guardian used. Rance and Clint acted together in Gentle Ben and a decade later he helped Ron launch his directing career by teaming with him to write Grand Theft Auto for Roger Corman. When our Mom, Jean, developed heart disease, Dad devoted himself to caring for her. Sadly he had to say goodbye to her after a 52-year journey. He met playwright Judy O'Sullivan and was blessed with a second loving marriage before Alzheimer's took her earlier this year. Dad joined SAG in 1949 and acted in over 140 films and 177 television shows. From Zane Grey Theater through Chinatown, Ed Wood and X-Files. Recent roles have included Alexander Payne's Nebraska and lead parts in Broken Memories and the upcoming. Appleseed. Up until the end, Dad continued to evolve his craft. The effects of West Nile Virus lead to a rapid decline and ultimately heart failure. He wrapped his final acting role and was stricken 36 hours later. He was 89 when he passed. Oh yeah, back to 1960. After a lunchtime confab with the producers, Andy Griffith approached the 32-year-old father from Oklahoma to reply to his post read-thru comment, "You're right, Rance. Instead of the usual sitcom approach, we want to base the relationship between Andy and Opie on what we see with you and Ronny. I'm glad you spoke up." The men shook hands and remained friends their entire lives. Dad faced life and the travails of the entertainment business with enthusiasm, dignity and fearlessness. For that, we'll be forever grateful. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Hank Azaria is breaking huge 'Simpsons' news -- Apu, one of the characters he voices, could be going away on the heels of a documentary accusing the hit show of racism. We got Azaria at LAX and asked him about "The Problem with Apu." Up until now Hank hasn't reacted, but he told us he and producers are taking the criticism seriously. If you haven't seen it, comedian Hari Kondabolu takes a hard look at Apu -- the Indian owner of the Kwik-E-Mart -- and says the character exploits stereotypes of Indian immigrants. Hank offered a heartfelt apology to anyone who's been offended. So, will Apu vanish from Springfield? Based on what Hank told us ... seems like a possibility to us. (TMZ)

SNL Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations With "Welcome to Hell" Video. Men, welcome to women's hell. They've been living in it for a long time. In a mock bubblegum pop music video that aired on NBC's SNL on Saturday, cast members Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant and show host Saoirse Ronan wear bright Barbie-like outfits and feign shock about the ongoing sexual harassment allegations involving many powerful and rich men in Hollywood, the news business and politics. Melissa Villasenor and Leslie Jones join in too. "Hey there boys, we know the last couple of months have been frickin' insane," Strong says. "All these big, cool powerful guys are turning out to be, what's the word? Habitual predators?" Bryant says. "Cat's out of the bag," a crimped haired McKinnon replies. "Women get harassed all the time." "And it's like, 'Dang, is this the world now?" Bryant asks. "Welcome to hell," the women sing. "Now we're all in here / Look around, isn't it nice / It's a full nightmare / Ain't it so cool / Playing this Guess Who? / Yeah, it's a lot / But it's what we got / Welcome to Hell, hey!" The issue of sexual harassment and assault has dominated public discourse for months following allegations against Bill Cosby, producer Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood power players, Bill O'Reilly, Charlie Rose, other newsmen and the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, plus politicians such as Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, Senator Al Franken and even President Donald Trump, who bragged about groping women in an Access Hollywood 2005 open mic recording. In late October, Star Trek: Discovery and Adventures in Babysitting actor Anthony Rapp said actor Kevin Spaceymade an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was just 14. The star apologized, saying he did not remember the encounter, and also came out publicly as gay. The following day, Netflix announced House of Cards would end after the upcoming sixth season and a day later, the company said production on the show has been been suspended indefinitely. Since then, more sexual misconduct allegations have been made against Spacey. "Well House of Cards is ruined / And that really sucks," Ronan sings on SNL. "Well here's a list of stuff / That's ruined for us." The list goes: Parking, walking, Uber, pony tails, bathrobes, night time, drinking, hotels, and men. On Wednesday, veteran Today show host Matt Lauer's name was added to the list when NBC News fired him after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. More sexual misconduct allegations were made against him after his firing was announced. SNL addressed the issue on its episode on Saturday, during Weekend Update. "On Wednesday, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit and so was Ann Curry," Colin Jost said. "According to new allegations against Matt Lauer, the former Today Show host gave a female colleague a sex toy as a gift, which is a bad thing, so I guess that means I should return the Secret Santa gift I got for Colin," Michael Che said. "It's double-sided." (Eonline)

Fran Drescher considering a reboot of 'The Nanny'. It's been 18 years since "The Nanny" came to an end in 1999-but the sitcom's star isn't ruling out the possibly of a reboot for fans. "As far as a reboot goes, I would be open to it if somebody wanted to do it," Fran Drescher told Closer Weekly Thursday. "But if nobody wants to do it, then I'm currently trying to develop something else." The 60-year-old shared that launching a remake of the comedy series would be easy because she still stays in touch with her former cast mates. "I am in touch, definitely," explained the actress. "Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine) is a good friend of mine, Charlie [Shaughnessy] (Maxwell Sheffield) is a good friend of mine. Recently I reconnected with Nicholle Tom (Maggie Sheffield), and periodically I speak to everyone, but I'm very good friends with Charlie and Renee, for sure." But Drescher isn't sitting back and waiting for someone to take on her offer. Her latest role is that of president for the Cancer Schmancer Movement, an organization dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of early detection and prevention of the illness. When Drescher was wrapping up the final season of "The Nanny," she was secretly trying to find out what was wrong with her. It wouldn't be until 2000 until Drescher found out she had uterine cancer. "I've always been that personal who feels like if you're blessed with celebrity and you don't use it for the greater good, you're really wasting it," Drescher told Fox News back in July. "Patients need to transform into medical consumers because we put more time and research into the buying, selling and repairing of our automobiles than we do our own bodies, which we tend to very gladly hand over to a doctor," she added. "I was lucky I was still in stage 1 because the cancer that I had was a very slow growing on. And I feel like I got famous, I got cancer and I [now] live to talk about it." "The Nanny," which first aired in 1993, tells the story of a cosmetics saleswoman (Drescher) who becomes a nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time goes on, the pair fall in love. (PageSix)

The Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reboot Is Officially Happening -- But at Netflix Instead of the CW. The Archie Comics TV universe just got a bit bigger -- and witchier! In a surprising turn of events, Netflix has announced that they've handed out a two-season, 20-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled adaptation of the graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, meaning everyone's favorite teenage witch is finally coming back to TV. And if you've got a feeling of dejà vu, you're not wrong. The series was initially revealed to be in development back in September, only the network involved was the CW, looking for a companion series to Riverdale. While the move is a little surprising, it certainly makes sense. Netflix has the SVOD rights to Riverdale, which became a summer success story for the streaming service, boosting the show's season two premiere by 60 percent from its series debut. The Riverdale team of Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater are still attached, with Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penning the script. The series will reimagine the origin and adventures of Sabrina "as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -- half-witch, half-mortal -- while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit." "Sabrina is coming to Netflix and she might just out-brood Jughead," Netflix tweeted, announcing their acquisition of the beloved character. "Don't @ me about talking cats (yet)." No word on who will follow in Melissa Joan Hart's (who memorably played the character on ABC and the WB from 1996-2003) footsteps and hopping on the broom, but expect an announcement in the near future. Are you looking forward to Sabrina on Netflix? (Eonline)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Season 5 Trip to Space Came With Some Major Twists. Warning: The following contains spoilers from the two-hour season five premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you haven't watched yet, you may want to bookmark this page and return once you have. Proceed with caution. When Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) woke up in space at the very end of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four finale earlier this year, we all were left asking, "Where the hell is he?" But it turns out the question we really should've been posing was, "When?" Because as Coulson and the gang found out over the course of Friday night's long-awaited two-hour season five premiere, our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agents weren't just transported across space after being abducted in that diner -- they were sent through time. And not just a few days or months ahead, neither. No, they've somehow been sent to a distant future where the Earth has been completely decimated -- that image of the planet as some sort of crescent moon, with just a very little bit of the Northern hemisphere remaining, left us as startled as May (Ming-Na Wen) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) -- and mankind is hanging on by a thread aboard a space station ruled by the Kree and populated with some especially nasty "roaches." Of course, that wasn't the only surprise in store... Not only was the team stuck in the middle of a terrible situation, somehow prophesied by the killed-too-quickly Virgil (Deniz Akdeniz), but as Daisy (Chloe Bennet) learned from her new ally (and potential love interest?) Deke (Jeff Ward), the total destruction of the planet was all thanks to her Quake powers. Oops! Of course, this wouldn't be a season of S.H.I.E.L.D. if Simmons and Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) weren't yet again cruelly separated, this time with the latter being left behind in the diner, as his name wasn't on whatever list sent that alien dude after the gang. Is he alive? Probably not, considering the state of the planet, but that postcard Virgil was carrying was sent to someone from Fitz, who promised he was "working on it." So, we're still holding out hope he'll save the day from where -- or when -- ever he is. All in all, the season premiere was the perfect thing to make us forget all about the costly and embarrassing Inhumans debacle of the fall, restoring the Marvel fun we've come to expect from the studio on Friday nights. And if you think we didn't crack up when Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) told Coulson she always assumed S.H.I.E.L.D. had "people hiding on the moon," you don't know us very well. What did you think about the season premiere? Any guesses on Fitz's role in all this? And what are your thoughts on Coulson's lingering deal with the Ghostrider? Any guesses on when that'll come into play? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

This Is Us Will Deal With the "Guilt and Pain" Surrounding Jack's Death and Kevin's Addiction. Kate's -- and Chrissy Metz's -- emotional journey on This Is Us is far from over. During the Kate-centered episode of This Is Us' Big Three trilogy, viewers learned the details about her miscarriage and how she coped with the devastating life event. While grappling with her emotions, Kate shut Toby (Chris Sullivan) out and looked to food -- but stopped herself. "Filling the void with something else isn't going to help, you actually have to feel the feelings," Metz told E! News at Dress for Success' Shop for Success event. "That is so exciting to be part of a show that is so raw and real and actually let's us feel the feelings. And then if you don't feel the feelings, how does that affect us? Whether we fill it with a pain pill addiction or food and I think that every time she does something that's different than what she did before, she's sort of putting that positivity in her confidence bank." While the Pearson family drama continues -- Kevin (Justin Hartley) was arrested for a DUI with Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) daughter in the car, Kate isn't immediately over her miscarriage. "It's going to take a minute because it's a life-changing event. It's also something that people don't talk about, there's a lot of shame around and that's another reason why it's so amazing that we talked about it and discuss it on the show," she said. "I think there are going to be ups and downs, ebbs and flows because that's life." As for the cliffhanger with Kevin's downward spiral that seemingly culminated with the arrest, Metz said the whole family is going to have to rally. "I think the natural progression is to really get into why he has this addiction, where it's coming from. That's going to involve the whole family because there's a lot of guilt and pain surrounding Jack's death," she said. Metz was on-hand for the event where 100 percent of the proceeds from purchases went directly towards funding career development and employment retention programs at Dress for Success. This Is Us airs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

Stranger Things Officially Renewed for Season 3. Get ready to go back to Hawkins! With plenty of unfinished business lingering as Stranger Things 2 came to a close, Netflix has announced that the Duffer brothers' highly-popular '80s homage will officially return for a third season in 2018. The streaming giant made the announcement via Twitter on Friday, Dec. 1, first opening things up with a poll of its followers, asking, "Should we make another season of Stranger Things?" They followed that up with an answer to their own question: "FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts -- season 3 is officially happening." When season two premiered, creators Matt and Ross Duffer told E! News that they were only two days into writing the new season, but they were able to confirm one major detail about the new set of episodes. "There will be a time jump for sure," they told us. (Eonline)

Johnny Galecki Returning for Roseanne Revival on ABC. Rest easy Roseanne fans, David is back. Johnny Galecki's return to the revived sitcom was announced via Instagram, naturally. It's 2017 after all. Executive producer Whitney Cummings shared a snap of Galecki's official chair on set of Roseanne, announcing to the world that yes, David and Darlene will be back together (at least on screen). The status of their relationship -- or any of the relationships on Roseanne, you all remember that original series finale twist -- have yet to be revealed. In case you don't remember that twist, the series ended with Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) revealing the series was fictionalized, it was her writing. Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David weren't actually together, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) was a lesbian and Dan (John Goodman) was really dead. Galecki's return to the series was long assumed, but never confirmed. He's currently starring on CBS's The Big Bang Theory. At the 2017 TCA summer press tour, ABC said discussions were still ongoing with the actor. Roseanne returns for a nine-episode new season in 2018. It's unclear how many episodes Galecki will appear. Shameless star Emma Rose Kenney was cast as the daughter of David and Darlene for the series. Along with Galecki, Metcalf, Gilbert, Barr and Goodman, returning cast for Roseanne includes Lecy Goranson, Sarah Chalke and Michael Fishman. Chalke, who played Becky when Goranson went to college, will also appear in a different role. "The Conners' joys and struggles are as relevant -- and hilarious -- today as they were then, and there's really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne," ABC's Channing Dungey said in a statement when the revival was officially announced. How did this all come about? "I think what happened was, John Goodman went on The Talk, Sara Gilbert's show, and they did a little parody, like a 30-seconds parody and it went over really well," Metcalf told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. "Then one of the anchors on the show asked John if he would consider doing a reunion and he said, 'Of course I would.'" Roseanne returns in 2018. (Eonline)

Riverdale Is at Its Best When It Slows Down and Embraces the Weird. In case you haven't noticed, Riverdale is weird. It's weird. It's a weirdo. It doesn't fit in, except on the internet, where it seems to fit in perfectly. It's the ultimate teen show in 2017, one that has fully embraced the way the internet embraces TV shows. Nearly every scene is gif-able, every couple shippable, and every line meme-able, and most of the time, it doesn't matter if nothing makes sense. And it is often hard to make sense of what's going on on a larger scale, because the smaller scale is so fine-tuned. For a serialized drama, the show is great at smaller moments, either in terms of scenes that will live forever in various ways online, or scenes that are just plain cool. It often seems like the narrative is written around those moments, to make sure they shine regardless of whether they really fit. This isn't a bad thing at all, as long as the show recognizes that this is its strength and leans into it, like it did with last night's episode, "Tales from the Darkside." Instead of telling one big chronological story, we got three smaller stories focusing on three different characters and how they're dealing with the continued efforts of the Black Hood to get rid of sin in Riverdale. Each story had its own vibe, almost its own horror sub-genre, and while every bit of plot was just as ridiculous as it always is, it really worked in a way full episodes haven't always worked before. The same things happened, but at that slower pace, we could actually live in those moments. We got to do more than just sit there and watch as the story sped by while we wondered WTF just happened. Betty's (Lili Reinhart) Nancy Drew Adventures and her team ups with Veronica (Camila Mendes) have always been one of the strongest parts of the show, so it was nice to see a focus on them and their Sheriff Keller worries this week, but the real surprise was Josie (Ashleigh Murray). After many episodes of being in the background, she finally got to strike out on her own and get stalked this week (by the ever-mysterious Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and/or a creepy janitor). It was a nice change from the drama of Varchie and Bughead and hopefully a sign of things to come for her and for the show. Riverdale hasn't totally nailed the balance of groundedness vs. genre yet, but the night's episode was the best example of how it can be all the things it wants to be, full of all the insanity it wants to be filled with, without losing us in the process or forcing us to rewind to figure out how we got here. Everything is still bonkers, but as long as the show knows that and gives us a chance to keep up, bonkers is exactly what we need. Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

Seeing your ex again, let alone working with them, might be a difficult situation-but not for Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony. During an appearance on Spotify's ¡Viva Latino! podcast on Thursday, Lopez, 48, discussed how she and Anthony, 49, "repaired" their relationship after their split in 2011 by working on her upcoming Spanish-language album Por Primera Vez. "It actually kind of repaired certain parts of our relationship that had been fractured from our marriage and our divorce and it kind of made us friends again," she said. "Because when we first started working together, it's how we met... we met working. And so we remembered that, like, oh right, we connect on this level of music." "And that's what the album came out of," she added. Since their separation, the two have been supportive of each other's artistic pursuits, and their collaboration has influenced some of their music choices, as it did when Lopez recorded a version of Anthony's hit "Vivir Mi Vida" as a tribute to his mother, Guillermina Quinones, who passed away in July. "The first thing that came to my mind, because Marc's mom had just passed away, you know, my kids' grandma, was 'Vivir Mi Vida.' And I thought, 'I think that's a good song to sing right now,'" Lopez said. "But, in a different way. Not in the kind of up-tempo, rhythmic, salsa way that Marc did it, but in a way where you really hear the words to that song, which is, you know, you have one life and you have to live it." Lopez and Anthony share two children, 9-year-old twins Emme and Max. The "On the Floor" singer began dating former MLB star, Alex Rodriguez, in March and the two have since then focused their energies on traveling together and spending time with their combined families. (Page Six)

Suits creator says he knew he had to write Meghan Markle off the show a year ago. He says he had to "take a gamble". Meghan Markle, 36, who portrays paralegal Rachel Zane in Suits, has quit the show since finishing season 7 and becoming engaged to Prince Harry. But it seems her exit was a long time coming, and more so than we thought... Suits creator Aaron Korsh has spoken to BBC's Radio 4, revealing that he knew that decisions had to be made about Meghan's future in Suits long ago, saying "I knew from a year ago that this relationship was burgeoning." "I sort of had a decision to make because I didn't want to intrude and ask her, 'Hey, what's going on? What are you going to do?' So, collectively the writers, we decided to take a gamble that these two people are in love and it's going to work out." Korsh went on: "What we decided to do was as the season progresses say, 'Look, I would rather have good things happen to Meghan in her life' -- which would likely mean her leaving the show. So let's plan on that and it's much easier to undo that, if it came to it, than to just plan on her staying forever and then finding out she's going to go. And the only way to write a character out like that would be if they got hit by a bus or something." But it isn't just Suits that Meghan will be leaving behind: her initiation into the royal family means she's retiring from acting altogether. (British Glamour)

Netflix Acquires Chinese Detective Drama Series 'Day and Night'. The gritty mystery is the first show from Chinese streaming video platform Yukou Tudou to get worldwide distribution. Netflix has acquired its first online drama series produced in mainland China. The U.S. entertainment giant unveiled a deal Thursday with Youku Tudou, the flagship streaming video service of Jack Ma's Alibaba Group, for worldwide rights outside of China to Day and Night, a 32-episode detective drama series. Critically praised and commercially huge in China, the show has generated more than four billion views on Youku since its local online premiere on Aug. 30. Day and Night follows the investigation of a grisly unsolved murder. The police detective in charge is recused from the case when it is revealed that his twin brother is the top suspect. Spurned by the suspension, the detective then quits his job -- only to be recruited by the new lead investigator as a secret consultant. The title is a reference to the dual but often uncertain identities of the two brothers -- one ostensibly righteous by day, the other allegedly evil at night. Directed by Wei Wang, the series stars Yueming Pan as both brothers. Netflix plans to make Day and Night available in all of the 190-plus countries and regions where it is active. "We are proud to partner with Netflix in this ground-breaking distribution agreement," said Yang Weidong, president of Youku, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group. "The cultural industry is undergoing robust growth in China, and I believe the export of high-quality content will help people around the world gain a better understanding of the soft power of China. I'm delighted that Youku can become a pioneer in driving this initiative." Netflix has been unable to launch its own services within the massive mainland Chinese entertainment market because of Beijing's restrictions on foreign-owned media channels in the country. Instead, the company has turned to licensing deals in both directions. Last April, Netflix sold the local streaming rights to a batch of its originals to Beijing-based video service iQiyi. (Hollywood Reporter)

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