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Monday, February 12, 2018

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Surprise! Idris Elba Is Engaged to Sabrina Dhowre. The Valentine's Day celebrations have started a bit early for one Hollywood couple. Idris Elba is engaged to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre after popping the big question at a movie theatre in London. "Another @riocinema first!" the venue shared on Twitter when confirming the news Saturday morning. "Still 5 days to Valentine's Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie." The venue added, "She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering." Other guests attending the screening would also share their congratulations on social media. One even captured the romantic moment on video. Back in September of 2017, Idris and former Miss Vancouver made their red carpet debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The pair posed for photos together before attending the premiere of Molly's Game. And while the two tried to keep their romance private, some may be surprised to find out Idris made such a big step in the relationship. "Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don't think so," the actor told Essence magazine in July. "Yeah, I don't think so. Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I've done it. It's not for everybody. It's not my life's calling." Perhaps someone has had a change of heart. "When you're the brains in the relationship and he's the beauty," Sabrina recently joked on Instagram while posing with her man. "@idriselba #justjoking." Congratulations to the couple on their big news! (Eonline)

Good Morning America's Ginger Zee Welcomes Baby No. 2. And a baby makes four! Good Morning America's Ginger Zee had some big news to share on social media Friday evening. As it turns out, the meteorologist welcomed her second child with husband Ben Aaron. "Scrubbed in, delivered a healthy baby boy and got a cookie to celebrate," Ginger shared on Twitter as her oldest son sported a "big brother" outfit. "It's been a good day." Her delivery comes just one day after stepping out for the Red Dress / Go Red For Women Fashion Show at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. In fact, the morning show veteran enjoyed a baby shower Thursday on the set of Good Morning America. On the last day of work before maternity leave, Ginger received children's books from her co-workers including The Monster at the End of This Book and Winnie the Pooh. "What a morning! Thanks for sending me off in style @goodmorningamerica - we can't wait to meet out new little man," Ginger shared on Instagram. "And yes, Adrian is rooting for the name 'Goofy' for his brother." Back in August, fans first learned that Ginger was expecting her second child. In fact, she announced it while delivering the national weather forecast. "This is the breaking news part. There's a lesser known visual phenomenon that's about to happen on our maps only for the next five months," she teased to viewers at home as the South West and South East portions of the country were highlighted. "These areas are going to have a shadow from my belly because I'm pregnant." Congratulations Ginger on your big news! (Eonline)

Aaron Paul and Wife Lauren Welcome First Child. Jesse Pinkman is a dad! Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul's wife Lauren Paul has given birth to their first child, a baby girl. The proud mama posted a series of photos on her Instagram and wrote, "There are no words that will ever be able to explain what just happened to my heart." Meanwhile, Aaron wrote, "My heart." Aaron had said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently that he was "over the moon excited" about becoming a dad. "I love babies," he said. "I always have loved babies." He also said he and Lauren had hired a doula to assist her with the delivery. "She's just telling me what not to do. She goes, 'Just prepare yourself. I've helped deliver over 600 babies and 100 percent the mother of the baby who's delivering absolutely hates her partner,'" Aaron said. The actor and his wife have been married since 2013. Aaron had revealed Lauren's pregnancy in September with a photo of her sporting a baby bump, writing, "Hey everyone. Look what I did. Words can't express how excited I am that this little one has entered our lives. Just thought it was time I would share this beautiful news with all of you." Two months later, Lauren revealed she was pregnant with a girl. (Eonline)

John Cena Officiates a Wedding Live on Today. John Cena is more than just a wrestler -- he's also apparently a wedding officiant. The WWE star officiated a wedding for a special bride and groom on Friday's episode of Today. Last month, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford invited couples to submit their love stories for a chance to win a dream wedding planned by viewers. Jordan and Kyle were declared the lucky winners. Fast-forward to their wedding day, and Cena was ready to help the couple tie the knot. From facilitating the symbolic ring exchange to pronouncing the two husband and wife, Cena pulled off his officiating duties flawlessly. At one point during the ceremony, Cena said he felt inspired by the couple and mentioned his own plans to walk down the aisle. A trailer for season three of Total Bellas showed Cena and his sweetheart Nikki Bella discussing the possibility of calling off their wedding. "I also look at this beautiful couple from the eyes of someone who is about to embark on their own journey down the aisle, and I feel inspired and fortified in the knowledge that the love between two people is not only real but it's also magical," he said. "And when it's true like theirs, it's the most extraordinary thing in the world." After the couple said "I do," Cena surprised them with a romantic honeymoon to Italy. Congratulations to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Drew Barrymore's Ex-Husband Catches Her Using a Dating App. Dating in the digital age is tough -- just ask Drew Barrymore. The Santa Clarita Diet actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, where she spoke candidly -- and hilariously -- about her recent dating disasters. "Here's the deal: Ever since I was a teenager and excited about the idea of dating someone, I always had fantasized about a blind date -- which I had never and will never be able to have -- on my side, at least," Barrymore said. "When the whole dating apps started, I remember eHarmony said, 'Answer 25 questions and we will place you.' I was like, 'What are the 25 questions? And who would they place me with?'" Years went by before Barrymore mustered up the courage to sign up for Raya, which a friend had been using. "I heard Amy Schumer saying she met her boyfriend on there," she explained. "Then one night, I'm flying home by myself and I'm like, 'Screw it! I'm going to fulfill my fantasy and go on a dating app! Do a blind date, but not really.' So, I went on it and no one responded." To Barrymore's credit, it wasn't for a lack of effort on her part. "One guy wrote, 'What is someone like you doing on an app like this?' I was like, 'Is that a compliment and an insult all wrapped ambiguously and super clearly in one fell swoop? OK, there's that,'" she told Ellen DeGeneres. "Then I texted with this one guy and I said, 'OK, sure, if you feel inclined to go for a drink, that'd be great. But zero pressure.' Never, ever a response." "Then there was a guy who said, 'I can meet you from 7 to 8 p.m. I have something afterwards, so that's my limited time window.' I'm such a Josie Grossie from Never Been Kissed, because I'm like, 'OK! So, I can't do it tonight -- but I'm available every night this week.' It's, like, as lame as it gets! He writes me back and he goes, 'Uh, I'm gone for the holidays.' And that was it. Then he was gone. So, I got off. Off the site, I mean!" Barrymore laughed. Days later, she found herself in the kitchen with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman. "He goes, 'Why are you on Raya?' I was like, 'How do you know? I was on it for four days! Five days! How do you know I'm on Raya?' He goes, 'Because I just saw your profile. It came up on my phone.' I go, 'When?!' And he goes, 'Like two days ago.' I was like, 'Motherf--ker!' I'm still on it! I'm still trying to get off of the site!" "We'll help you get off," DeGeneres said. "Help you get off of that site. That's what I meant!" (Eonline)

J.B. Smoove's just discovered what millions of people already know -- "This is Us" is great television ... and he can't stop watching it. We got the comedian and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star at LAX Saturday and asked him a question he couldn't answer ... because he's been too "locked in" on the hit NBC drama to follow the news. Smoove tells us he's been binge-watching and raves about how good the cast is. He says it could always get better, though ... if he was on it! As for who he'd play ... J.B.'s got an idea, and a couple LAX employees absolutely love it. (TMZ)

Ellen Pompeo: Why I Publicized My $20 Million Salary. Ellen Pompeo isn't afraid to talk about her $20 million salary. The Grey's Anatomy star appeared on Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss her decision to go public with her eight-figure paycheck. Pompeo first revealed her multi-million dollar salary to The Hollywood Reporter for a January article. While the 48-year-old actress admitted she was nervous to talk about the topic, she said she's "grateful" for the way the story has been received. "I'm grateful that it was received in the way in which I intended it to be, which was as an empowering story for women and to also be very honest about my faults and my shortcomings," she told Kimmel. "Because I think that there's a lot of blame, especially right now. People are blaming people. There's a lot of finger pointing, but there's less people owning up to their side of things. And I wanted to sort of do a truthful interview and talk about my road to my own empowerment and how I got there, but also mistakes I've made along the way." In the article, Pompeo encouraged women to ask for what they deserve -- a point she reiterated on Thursday's episode. "As women, you know, it's not only about what's done to us or what's not given to us. It's what don't we ask for," she told Kimmel. "You know, how much of it is [it] isn't given to us, or is it that we don't ask? I think that as much as we can point the finger at other people and [say], 'You don't give us or you don't treat us fairly,' We also have to point the finger at ourselves and say, 'Did we ask? Did we step up and have the uh, gumption, to ask for what a man would?' We have to own part of it. And sometimes we're too shy; we're too afraid to be seen as difficult to really speak our mind." Pompeo also talked about how the show's creator Shonda Rhimes empowered her -- even after the famed producer left the show and headed to Netflix. In addition, she applauded Disney's CEO Bob Iger for the way he runs the company. "I think it's reflective from the top down," she said. (Eonline)

Ariana Grande "Was Suffering From Trauma" After Manchester Bombing. Ariana Grande "was suffering from trauma" after the horrific Manchester bombing. The 24-year-old singer's manager Scooter Braun detailed how the tragic incident affected the singer in a Jan. 30 interview for the podcast Big Questions With Cal Fussman. After the terror attack, which killed 22 people, Grande wasn't sure she could ever sing her songs again. "When she found out fans of hers had died, she was so sad," Braun recalled. "I mean, she cried for days. There was nothing that could stop us. She felt every pain. Every face that they announced, every name -- she wore it on her sleeve, like every bit of emotion, because that's who she is." Braun said he went through the process of cancelling the rest of her Dangerous Woman tour. However, Grande decided to take the stage again. "She said, 'Scooter, if I don't do something, I'm not who I say I was and these people died in vain. I need to get back on the road immediately.'" About two weeks after the attack, Grande returned to the stage to perform at the One Love Manchester concert, an event that was organized to benefit the families of the victims and the survivors. Several artists participated in the event, including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Niall Horran, Pharrell Williams and more. According to ABC News, the concert raised nearly $3.5 million and helped bring the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund to $13 million. "It was beyond moving," Braun said of the concert. In addition to performing in the show, Grande visited survivors of the attack at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. She also met with the families of the victims. Even though Braun said Grande was "distraught" after speaking with the first family, she continued to meet with every single one. "That was the hardest two hours of either of our lives," he said. Grande was named the first honorary citizen of Manchester. The "Side to Side" singer has opened up about how the incident affected her before. "I don't think I've been through anything as traumatic as [what] we've been through," she told Coveteur. She also expressed her condolences on Twitter after the attack and penned an essay, which she also shared on social media. "My heart, prayers, and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better," part of her essay read. "However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way. The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out." To hear Braun's full interview, listen to Big Questions With Cal Fussman. (Eonline)

Amanda Bynes Returns to Twitter After 10-Month Hiatus. Well look who's back in your Twitter feed this weekend. On Saturday morning, many pop culture fans were surprised to find a tweet from the one and only Amanda Bynes. After staying quiet on the social media app since April of 2017, the Nickelodeon star returned to document a casual girls' night out in Los Angeles. "Dinner with friends at Girasol," she wrote with the kissing lips emoji as she posed inside the Studio City, Calif. restaurant. In the picture, Amanda looked happy and healthy in a black top with her signature blonde hair. She was joined by two ladies. The All That and Amanda Show star has been keeping a low-profile in recent months. But last summer, Amanda did a rare interview where she updated fans on her life. "I've been going to school lately, fashion school -- FIDM. And I love it. I've learned how to sew, I've made patterns, and I want to start a clothing line in the future, so FIDM has been helping me with that," she told Hollyscoop founder/The Lowdown host Diana Madison. "Other than that I hike, I go spinning -- I take spinning classes." Amanda also revealed her hopes to return to acting at some point in her life. After all, she developed quite a loyal fan base thanks to various roles in several projects including Hairspray, She's the Man and What a Girl Wants. "I want to do TV. Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I'm a fan of and maybe another TV show where I'm the star of it, in the future," Amanda revealed. "That's what I hope." (Eonline)

Rose McGowan Reacts to Former Manager Jill Messick's Death. Rose McGowan is breaking her silence days after Jill Messick passed away. In an Instagram posted Saturday afternoon, the actress shared a photo of the sun with a message for her former manager. "For Jill: May your family find some measure of solace during this pain. That one man could cause so much damage is astounding, but tragically true," she wrote on Instagram. "The bad man did this to us both. May you find peace on the astral plane. May you find serenity with the stars." A veteran studio executive and producer, Jill died by suicide in Los Angeles, her family confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The exec was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had been battling depression for years. Soon after Jill's death, her family released a statement that included mentions of both Rose and Harvey Weinstein. "Over the past few months, many women have come out with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan, who has repeatedly spoken with the press, striking out against not only her alleged attacker, but a great many others. One of them was Jill, who chose to remain silent in the face of Rose's slanderous statements against her for fear of undermining the many individuals who came forward in truth," the family statement read in part. "She opted not to add to the feeding frenzy, allowing her name and her reputation to be sullied despite having done nothing wrong. She never chose to be a public figure; that choice was taken away from her." The full statement available online was partially aimed to "set the record straight." Back in October 2017, Rose was mentioned in a New York Times article that shared allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey. In the expose, the NYT reported that Rose reached a $10 million settlement with Weinstein "after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival." Harvey's attorney said the article "was saturated with false and defamatory statements." The Hollywood producer's team has also denied any and all accusations of nonconsensual sex. (Eonline)

Sally Kirkland got a horrific and deep forehead gash patched up in an emergency surgery, and she's recovering, but on her way into the hospital ... it looked touch and go. A rep for the Oscar-nominated actress tells TMZ ... Sally returned to her L.A. home Thursday night after the surgery at NYC's Cornell Hospital. We're told she's still under medical supervision and is scheduled for ongoing treatment for head trauma. Sally's rep tells us the accident is under investigation and suggests the building didn't take proper measures to ensure Sally's safety. We're told it was raining heavily and she slipped on a wet floor. As we reported ... 76-year-old Sally was rushed to the hospital after suffering the fall following a radio appearance on SiriusXM. She had to have surgery because the injury was too severe for stitches. (TMZ)

Nas needs to open his fat wallet a lot more now to support his kid ... at least that's what Kelis is gunning for. Kelis just filed legal docs saying $8k a month ain't cuttin' it anymore in the child support department. She says 8-year-old Knight has needs he didn't have 5 years ago when the order was put in place. She says Nas is doing way better now than he was when the judge ordered him to cough up the $8k monthly support, so he's more than able to foot the bill for various expenses. She's not specific as to how much more she wants, but whatever she gets, she wants add-ons to the base ... namely, 50% of school-related costs, 50% of any child care Kelis needs, and 50% of unreimbursed health care. The judge has yet to rule. (TMZ)

Fergie Addresses Quentin Tarantino Biting Incident as Director Faces Backlash. Fergie wants to clear the air on Quentin Tarantino's behavior toward her while filming 2006's Planet Terror. In a newly resurfaced, behind-the-scenes interview with the pop singer, who starred in the film's Grindhouse double feature, Fergie claimed Tarantino bit her onset of the zombie flick. More than a decade later, Fergie told E! News their interaction was all in good fun -- but doesn't want her "amazing" experience working with the director to discredit others coming forward with differing accounts. "I think everyone's story is so important, and I won't take away anything from anyone's story," Fergie said. "I stand with victims everywhere." The Four judge said touring with the Black Eyed Peas prepared her for the environment on set of Planet Terror and didn't find Tarantino's behavior completely out of the ordinary. "My experience during Grindhouse was amazing... I was sort of in tomboy phase, and I was used to banter and talking some smack," Fergie explained. That's really what it was for me. That was my experience." "But trust me," she added, "I stand with victims everywhere no matter what. No matter age, genre, gender, race... period." Tarantino's actions on set were called into question when Uma Thurman released footage of a dangerous Kill Bill stunt she said the director pressured her to perform that caused "permanent" injuries. Tarantino ultimately acknowledged Thurman's claims, saying she "had a right" to blame him for the stunt. The actress also alleged in a New York Times interview that Tarantino spit in her face for a scene, which the filmmaker said was agreed upon by both parties. Tarantino has also recently faced backlash for comments made in a 2003 Howard Stern interview about Roman Polanski's 13-year-old rape victim, in which he said she "wanted it." He has since issued a public apology to Samantha Geimer. (Eonline)

Kate Upton Says She Was "Pushed" to Keep Paul Marciano Story Quiet. Kate Upton's crusade against Paul Marciano is far from over. After first accusing the GUESS founder of sexual harassment via social media, then in an interview with TIME, the 25-year-old supermodel was interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America Friday. During a lingerie shoot when she was 18 years old, Upton claimed Marciano grabbed her breasts. "After I pushed him away he said, I'm making sure they're real," she previously told TIME, alleging that he responded by grabbing the back of her head so she could not move, then began kissing her face and neck. Upton claimed she was harassed and insulted in subsequent shoots, and claimed he once called her a "fat pig." A photographer who worked with Upton a few of the shoots, Yu Tsai, corroborated her claims to both ABC News and TIME. Marciano, meanwhile, has denied all of Upton's claims, calling them "preposterous." He also maintained that he never "touched her inappropriately." Although Marciano said he supports the #MeToo Movement and has told GUESS' board of directors that he is in favor of an impartial investigation, he also will not allow Upton "to defame me and tarnish my reputation." Speaking to Robert Roberts Friday, Upton said, "I'm doing good. I'm actually really excited about sharing my movement. As soon as I did my article with TIME I felt a sense of relief, because it's a new climate. Women are coming together and you're able to have this platform to share your story and create real change for other women, for this industry -- for the better." Initially, Upton said, "I was going back and forth about sharing this story, because it's always easier to leave things in the past. But actually, what gave me the push to do it is I did a workout with a lot of new models for Fashion Week -- since it was their first Fashion Week -- and a lot of girls were sharing how excited they were about the different opportunities they got [at] the start of their careers. And I remembered being in that place whenever I got the [invitation] to go meet with Paul Marciano, and how different my view of the industry after that meeting was. And I wanted to prevent that from happening for these other girls who are just starting out." The harassment she allegedly suffered on set "had a huge emotional impact," Upton said, "because it made me question what I was doing, what I was, how I was putting myself out there to be treated in this way. I'm thinking, 'I walked into a professional meeting and I thought I was carrying myself in a professional way. How did this treatment happen to me?' You start blaming yourself and you try to change yourself. I started slumping my shoulders, wearing baggier clothes. And I had to go through this moment where I was like, 'That's not my fault. That's his fault. That is his way of acting.' I had to empower myself again. Upton agreed with Marciano's assertion that they were never alone together, on- or off-set, telling Roberts, "I made sure of it." Upton insisted he harassed her during a meeting with Tsai present. "After that, I had to come up with a lot of different strategies to ensure I wasn't in the same room with him alone." Marciano has flat-out denied Upton's claims, calling them "absolutely false." She's not surprised by his response. "Honestly, I don't really need his validation for what happened, so I'm not looking for him to come forward and tell the truth," she said. "I expected him to do that. I think it speaks to how he's treated these allegations in the past. And it used to work before, but that's not the case anymore. And we're being heard and our stories are taken seriously. And I think that that speaks to the culture change that needs to happen within corporate offices." Upton added that she would happily cooperate in an independent investigation, if she's asked to participate. "I think it's really important, and honestly, I think that it would be so nice to see big corporations and businesses doing this on their own, having investigations and looking into their offices on their own without victims needing to come forward. Because we already know there is a huge imbalance of power within businesses. I think it's really important for employees and for everyone to be educated on exactly what sexual harassment is and what consent means so that everyone feels safe inside their professional setting and everyone feels confident in how they're treating each other -- men and women." Upton said GUESS has not reached out to her since she first spoke out against Marciano. Even so, she said, "I have no need to speak to them." Upton claimed people were "pushing" her to stay quiet. "It's better to keep things in the dark...because everyone is incentivized by me getting on set." As she explained, "Everybody gets paid if I show up on set. So, you're constantly pushed to show up on set no matter what happens, and they're bringing up examples of other women who are fine with this behavior and have really successful careers, you're subtly being pushed to be there. And then you're also having doubt in your mind of how I acted. 'Did I ask for this treatment?' But you didn't. This is their behavior. I think that the women who came out before and after me really prove that." Sharing her story has been "hard to do," Upton added. "It is hard to admit that that happened." (Eonline)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Says He Did Not Have a Relationship With Marlon Brando. Richard Pryor and Marlon Brandon may not have been as close as some first thought. Earlier this week, Richard's widow Jennifer Lee claimed the legendary comedian and actor slept together in the 1970s. Jennifer told TMZ that her late husband never hid his bisexuality from their inner circle. In fact, she claims he detailed his relationships with men in his diaries. But according to Rain Pryor, it's just not the case. "Daddy did NOT have relations with Brando. There were no trips to his South Pacific Oasis, no flowers or love notes between. Not even a film role," she wrote in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. "Why this sudden need to drag Daddy through the Hollywood mud? I find it tasteless and infuriating. At least get the details right, but of course we live in the age of faux news is real unless we disagree for our own agendas, and people need to stay relevant by dishing dirt." Rain added, "Bottom line. This man Richard Pryor, is not your Hollyweird scandal performance. He is our Daddy. He is our perfect imperfection. He is our legacy and we are most certainly his. So get a life and focus back on what's really going on in the world." So where did all this speculation appear in the first place? In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, Quincy Jones inferred that Marlon hooked up with Richard. "He was the most charming mother--ker you ever met. He'd f--k anything. Anything! He'd f--k a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye," Quincy said. When the reporter asked to clarify if he slept with them, Quincy replied with a frown, "Come on, man. He did not give a f--k!" Ultimately, Rain wants people to remember her father as a "brilliant and bruised" dad who was successful for a variety of reasons. "I should be commenting on his genius comedy and the fact that he not only wrote, directed and produced ... he had an office at Columbia Pictures and was once one of the richest men," she wrote. "I should be sharing prolific anecdotes because he was an activist and so brutally honest. But instead I am sharing much vulnerability with some mean-spirited gossip rag readers who believe anyone with money and fame." (Eonline)

Russell Simmons hiding out in Bali amid sexual assault allegations. Russell Simmons has fled the US following a series of rape and sexual harassment allegations against him, and is hiding out at a yoga retreat in Bali, "Page Six TV" has exclusively revealed. The music mogul, who has been accused by more than eight women of misconduct and is being investigated by the NYPD over two claims, is taking an extended stay at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, in the lush uplands of Bali. The center's website describes it as "a gem in a sacred paradise." It offers yoga, meditation, cleanses and detox, healing and ayurvedic therapy, reiki, spiritual guidance, and even colonics. A source told us of the Def Jam founder, who discovered yoga in 1994 and has practiced it every day since, "Russell is focusing on yoga and meditation, as well as his spiritual and emotional health. "He has also been seen wearing robes and walking the streets and markets of Ubud, the yoga town in the jungle." The source added that Simmons, 60, is "going to write a book," apparently about spirituality, healing and yoga -- but not a word about his sex scandal. Simmons has strongly denied any sexual misconduct. He said in a statement in December, "I vehemently deny all these allegations. These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual. "I have already apologized for the instances of thoughtlessness in my consensual relations. I have separated myself from my businesses and charities in order to not become a distraction. I have re-dedicated myself to spiritual learning, healing and working on behalf of the communities to which I have devoted my life ... What I will not accept is responsibility for what I have not done. I have conducted my life with a message of peace and love. "Although I have been candid about how I have lived in books and interviews detailing my flaws, I will relentlessly fight against any untruthful character assassination that paints me as a man of violence." Ironically, the Yoga Barn -- a very well-known yoga retreat which attracts yogis from all over the world -- has instilled a very strict anti-sexual harassment policy. The website reads, "We do not tolerate sexual abuse, sexual harassment, psychological manipulation, or the deliberate misuse of power. Those who stand behind this pledge offer their support to any victims of abuse. "Sexual harassment must be openly discussed and integrated into spiritual communities in conscious, thoughtful ways intended to educate and empower individuals and groups ... We can only move forward when issues of sexual harassment and abuse are allowed to be heard ... When victims of abuse and mistreatment speak up, they need to know that they will be heard and action will be taken." Reps for Simmons didn't comment. (PageSix)

Bella Hadid felt a guy who's allegedly been threatening her on the Internet got a little too close -- and, thanks to her quick thinking, police were able to bust him ... TMZ has learned. The 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday around 9:30 PM ... according to our law enforcement sources. We're told the model called police after she noticed the man had posted a photo of her apartment building. Cops believe the suspect is the same man who's been sending Bella messages over social media, threatening her and her family, since December. He was arrested shortly after Bella called it in, but it's unclear where he was when NYPD caught up to him. We're told he was booked for aggravated harassment and stalking and was still in custody as of Thursday night. (TMZ)

A huge Hollywood movie producer claims he and his staff are getting gang threats over the Aaron Hernandez movie he's making ... and now he's asking the court for protection. The man behind the movie is Mark Gordon -- who's produced huge films like "Saving Private Ryan," "The Patriot" and "Molly's Game." He recently announced a movie based on Aaron Hernandez's life called 'All-American Murder.' Problem is ... Gordon says another Hollywood producer, Todd Guzze, is pissed -- claiming HE owns the rights to the film and has made threats against him and his employees to get Gordon to stop production. In court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Gordon says Guzze left a voicemail referencing two huge street gangs, The Latin Kings and The Bloods -- saying Aaron was a member of both gangs and noting that he was "keeping them at bay right now." Gordon says Guzze threatened physical harm by saying, "I don't need to tell you how [the gangs] work ... They're right here in L.A." Gordon says the threats continued online. One message said, "Are you ready? I hope it's worth it." In the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Gordon is asking the judge to keep Guzze at least 300 yards from his office and all of his employees. We reached out to Guzze, who tells TMZ Sports, "Mark Gordon has taken this too far. Aaron Hernandez is a very sensitive story and I've made him aware on multiple occasions that no one is doing this story but the family and the original partners that were closely tied to Aaron and his estate." He added, "There is more to come, concerning Aaron's story, and by making this a public spectacle, I feel it's just throwing gasoline on the fire." (TMZ)

Jeremy Sylvers -- best known as the kid actor who played Tyler in "Child's Play 3" -- is now a 34-year-old problem child for his mother ... who's been busted for stealing her car. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Sylvers got into an argument with his mom at his L.A. home Friday because she wouldn't drive him somewhere in her car. We're told he got physical, knocked her down and took her keys ... then drove off in her 2002 Honda CRV. Sylvers' mom called the cops, and we're told they returned to his home Saturday to follow up and he was there ... so they arrested him. Our sources say he's being booked on a felony charge of grand theft auto. This isn't the Chucky movie star's first case of bad behavior either ... his ex-GF got a restraining order against him in 2014 after an alleged drunken rampage at a party. (TMZ)

The moron Logan Paul placed under citizen's arrest for breaking into his house is already doing his time, after striking a plea deal ... TMZ has learned. The L.A. City Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... the 20-year-old man appeared in court Thursday to enter a no contest plea for aggravated trespass. He got a 30-day jail sentence, 24 months' probation and must stay away from Logan's entire block. TMZ broke the story, the YouTube star took matters into his own hands Tuesday night, arresting the guy for breaking into his San Fernando Valley home. He found the perp sitting in the living room ... charging his phone. It's good news for Logan, who, let's be honest ... could use some. (TMZ)

Reg E. Cathey, Actor on 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire,' Dies at 59. The Emmy winner and three-time nominee also played a warden on 'Oz.' Reg E. Cathey, the eloquent Emmy-winning actor from House of Cards who also was known for his excellent work on The Wire, has died. He was 59. In 2015, Cathey won his Emmy for his portrayal of Freddy Hayes, the owner of a BBQ joint who ends up in the White House, on Netflix's House of Cards in a stretch of three straight years with a nomination. On David Simon's acclaimed drama The Wire, Cathey stood out as newspaperman turned Baltimore politician Norman Wilson, and on another acclaimed HBO series, Tom Fontana's Oz, he was unit manager and warden Martin Querns. Most recently, Cathey was seen as Chief Byron Giles on Robert Kirkman's Cinemax series Outcast and was in HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Simon reported Cathey's death on Twitter. No details of his death were immediately available. Cathey also portrayed Dr. Franklin Storm in the 2015 reboot of The Fantastic Four, and he appeared in other films like Born on the Fourth of July (1989), What About Bob? (1991), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Seven (1995), Tank Girl (1995), American Psycho (2000) and Pootie Tang (2001). On TV, his credits include the Simon miniseries The Corner, in which he played a drug addict; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Fontana's Homicide: Life on the Street; and Grimm. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Cathey spent time as a child with his family in Germany, then graduated from J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville and studied theater at the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama. In a 2016 interview with The Guardian, Cathey said his career took off when the 44th U.S. president was elected. "What I did notice is that Barack Obama becomes president and suddenly black people who are well-spoken are working more," he said. "This new market for the well-spoken black actor is all due to Obama. He got inaugurated, and I started working like a fiend -- hired by the same people who would previously ask: 'Have you always spoken like that?' It's like, you know what, motherfuckers, yes, I have." (Hollywood Reporter)

Johann Johannsson -- the man behind the original scores of films like "Arrival," "Sicario," "The Theory of Everything" and "Prisoners" -- died Friday in Berlin ... according to his manager. Johannsson was reportedly found dead in his apartment, and Berlin authorities are investigating. The cause of death is unknown at this time. The Icelandic-born composer has been one of Hollywood's hottest in recent years, earning 2 Academy Award nominations in back-to-back years for "Sicario" and 'Theory of Everything.' He also got a Golden Globe nom for "Arrival" last year and won for 'Theory.' Johann worked on compositions for theater and TV too and performed as a solo musician. He's survived by his daughter, parents and 3 sisters. He was 48. RIP. (TMZ)

"Psycho" star John Gavin -- who appeared in several other classics such as "Midnight Lace" and was the US Ambassador to Mexico under Ronald Reagan -- has died. John -- who played Sam Loomis in the classic horror flick -- died Friday morning ... TMZ has learned. We're told he succumbed to complications from pneumonia and had battled leukemia for a long time. John was first hospitalized just before Christmas and died just before 6 AM Friday at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his family. Gavin starred as Julius Caesar in "Spartacus" and "Imitation of Life." He also won a Golden Globe for "A Time to Love and a Time to Die" when he played Ernst Graber. Gavin leaves behind his wife, Constance Towers, 4 kids and 3 grandchildren. Connie tells TMZ, "We lost our best friend, father and husband. We were so grateful to have him." He was 86. RIP. (TMZ)

Rob Delaney's 2-Year-Old Son Dies After Cancer Battle. Rob Delaney shared heartbreaking news on Facebook Friday. The Catastrophe actor and writer took to the social media platform to announce that his son Henry has passed away. "I have very sad news. My two-and a half year old son Henry has passed away," Delaney wrote in his post on Friday. "Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss. He had surgery to remove the tumor and further treatment through the early part of 2017. Then the cancer returned last autumn, and he died in January." "My wife and Henry's older brothers and I are devastated of course," Delaney continued in his post. "Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he'd moved home following fifteen months living in hospitals. His tumor and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities, but he quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his beautiful little bum. His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound. I am astonished by the love-in-action displayed by Henry's mom and his brothers. They are why I will endeavor to not go mad with grief. I don't want to miss out on their beautiful lives. I'm greedy for more experiences with them." He then wrote, "The NHS nurses and doctors and the home carers and charity workers who helped our family survive Henry's illness will be my heroes until the day I die. I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world." Delaney also shared where people can donate to help other families with children who are very sick. "If you'd like to help other families in the UK with very sick children, please make a donation to Rainbow Trust (https://rainbowtrust.org.uk) or Noah's Ark (https://www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk) in Henry's name or in the name of someone you love," he wrote. "Our family would be in much worse shape right now if it weren't for them. I would also urge you to take concrete and sustained action to support the NHS, however you can. Do not take it for granted." He then told readers, "Finally, I ask that you respect my family's privacy regarding this matter. I have nothing else to say that I haven't said here. Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much." Our thoughts go out to Delaney and his family at this time. (Eonline)

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Prince Harry Can't Get Enough of Rugby While Attending Matches Without Meghan Markle. Has there ever been a rugby match Prince Harry doesn't love?! While kicking off his weekend in London, the royal family member traveled to The Stoop for an afternoon of matches. The Patron of England Rugby was able to watch England's Red Roses vs. Wales in the Women's Six Nations AKA Rugby's Greatest Championship. Photographers snapped the groom-to-be in the stands wearing a black trench coat and light blue tie as he clapped and cheered throughout the game. After the Red Roses earned a victory of 52-0, Prince Harry was able to meet the players and coaches from both teams. Prince Harry was also expected to attend the NatWest 6 Nations England vs Wales match at Twickenham Stadium. "First, Prince Harry is meeting beneficiaries of @TheRugbyCharity, which supports players who sustain a catastrophic spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury playing the game," Kensington Palace shared on Twitter with a photo of the special guest meeting families. While Meghan Markle was not in attendance for the rugby matches, fans of the couple shouldn't be bothered in the slightest. In fact, the famous pair is headed to Edinburgh on February 13 for their first official joint visit to Scotland. They will begin their day by visiting the Esplanade in front of the famous Edinburgh Castle. There, they will be greeted by the Royal Marines Scotland Band. After witnessing the gun firing, the couple will head to Social Bite, a sandwich shop that donates its profits to social causes, such as homelessness. At the end of their visit, the two lovebirds will attend a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. As for the couple's plans on Valentine's Day? We'll have to wait and see! (Eonline)

John Stamos and wife honeymoon at Disney World. John Stamos and his new wife, Caitlin McHugh, spent their honeymoon at Disney World. "#OneWeek (and they said it wouldn't last) #HappiestManOnEarth #HappiestPlaceOnEarth @WaltDisneyWorld," he captioned a snap wearing Mickey Mouse ears and with McHugh wearing a Minnie Mouse bridal veil. Stamos, 54, and McHugh, 31, tied the knot on February 3 at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California. Although few details are available about their big day, the couple welcomed guests then held a reception at their Beverly Hills home. Their wedding day wasn't without drama, as $165,000 worth of jewelry was swiped from McHugh's Beverly Hills Hotel room that on February 2. Disney holds a special place in their hearts. It's where Stamos popped the big question in October 2017. Stamos and McHugh are also expecting their first child together later this year. (PageSix)

27-Year-Old Texas Fitness Trainer Who Exercised 'All the Time' Dies of Swine Flu. A health and fitness trainer from Texas tragically died after showing symptoms of the influenza virus last month. Jeremy Westerman loved to exercise and was passionate about helping others as a personal trainer, his parents, Marty and Diana Westerman, told Fox 4 News. Though they said their 27-year-old son had always been healthy, Jeremy told them he began to feel lethargic and nauseated around the holidays. "I fixed all of his favorite foods at Christmas. He filled his plate but said, 'I'm sorry, mom. I can't eat. I'm nauseated, and I can't eat,' " Diana Westerman told the news station. "I again begged him to please go see a doctor. And he promised me he would, but he didn't do it." On January 2, Westerman's parents say he became violently ill and went to bed to rest after coming down with a high fever. Westerman died in his sleep that same day. "As a parent, that's a major shock," Marty Westerman told CBS Dallas-Fortworth. "This is something we did not expect." "I just felt like it was just... like a senseless death," added Diana. According to Fox 4, an autopsy report released by the medical examiner this week revealed Westerman's cause of death was brought on by the H1N1 flu virus (commonly referred to as "swine flu"). He also had an adrenal insufficiency that likely made him more vulnerable to the infection. The Centers For Disease Control estimates more than 14,000 Americans were hospitalized with the flu virus since October. The last major flu epidemic in the U.S. was the 2009 swine flu, which caused over 270,000 hospitalizations and over 12,000 deaths. A report released by the government on Friday said this season's flu epidemic has become just as bad as the 2009 outbreak, and is expected to worsen. This season, the predominant strain is H3N2, which causes the worst outbreaks of the two influenza A viruses and two types of influenza B viruses. The CDC recommends the flu vaccination, which can lessen the chance that someone catches the virus by 10 to 60 percent (though it doesn't guarantee that someone will not catch the flu). They also recommend washing your hands throughout the day, contacting your medical provider and not going to work or school if you feel symptoms, getting adequate rest and staying hydrated. According to an online obituary, Westerman was a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in business before becoming a fitness manager at the 24 Hour Fitness in Mesquite. "He was in such good health," Marty told CBS. "He was a trainer. He worked out all the time. And for it to take him like it did, it's absolutely terrifying." One of his defining physical features, other than his fitness, was the "Trust Your Struggle" tattoo across his chest. It is a reference to the Bible passage Romans 5:3-5. "We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame," the passage reads, "because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." (People)

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Victoria Beckham on the Spice Girls Reunion: ''I Will Not Be Going on Tour.'' Don't get your platform sneakers and your Union Jack dress yet! Victoria Beckham, who was first known to the world as "Posh Spice", is putting to rest the rumor (that she pretty much started by posting a photo of the fab five together) that she and the rest of the gals would be going on tour. On Feb. 2, Becks, Melanie "Mel C" Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie "Mel B" Brown all sat down together for a lunch in London -- and the Internet went crazy with delight, hoping they'd be hitting the road together soon. But earlier Saturday, the popstar-turned-designer made it clear: the Spice Girls are not touring. "I'm not going on tour. The girls aren't going on tour," said to Vogue during a preview of her autumn/winter 2018 collection, which shows in New York on Sunday morning, at New York Fashion Week. Following the lunch, the women said in a statement: "We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together. We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls. The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations." But while many hoped that the meet-up (and the resulting statement) meant that the band was getting back together and getting on the road, it seems as that's not so -- for now. However, the mother of four gushed over her lunch last week, telling Vogue, "It was so great to see the girls. We had such a fun lunch. It was really, really, really lovely. I still speak to them all individually, but for us all to get together was really lovely." As for a potential reunion in the future? Don't rule it out -- but it's not happening any time soon. Beckham explained, "There's something so strong in the message of what the Spice Girls stood for. What is that in the future? What does that look like? We were just bouncing ideas around. Brainstorming." However, it's fashion that she's all about these days -- not being a pop icon. While at the preview, she said, "This is what I do." The trendsetter also made it known that she feels like the '90s girl group did a lot of good in their day and thinks that the pop party of five would be a positive influence for children. "It's a positive thing," she said. "You know, there's so much bad stuff going on, and the Spice Girls were about fun and celebrating individuality. I think there's so much that the brand can do, and it's such a positive message for young kids. What does that look like in the future? It's not me in a cat-suit." What about a menswear-inspired catsuit? Oh come on Posh, say you'll be there! (Eonline)

Sugarland on Recording Reunion Album: 'We're Not Allowed to Phone It In'. Sugarland is back. And, for the record, both Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles point out that they always said it was a possibility. "We never said that we wouldn't," Bush told Billboard before their performance at the Big Machine lunch in Nashville at the Country Radio Seminar. "That was very intentional. You can audit everything we've ever said with a fine tooth comb and I think that everybody did-and we never said it wouldn't ever happen." Nettles agrees, saying "We always said that door was open. People always want drama, and there wasn't any." The duo is watching as "Still The Same," their first single for Big Machine, climbs the chart-currently sitting at No. 48 on the Country Airplay chart. Nettles says the excitement that the industry has shown them about their coming back together is rewarding. "That kind of validation is always exciting and appreciated. It does feel really good. I tend to not be much of a watcher to see where it's going," she says of their first climb on the singles chart since "Tonight" hit No. 32 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2011. "I'll check in every now and then to see where it's at, but I just want it to still be going. We got some good advice when we started-to not watch it. It's like stocks. If you try to watch the numbers every day, you'll go crazy. What I will say that it represents is a level of excitement for this returning, and that's a beautiful thing to get to see what we have created thus far, and for what we are going to do next." In the past six years, Nettles has released three solo projects and began an acting career, while Bush has remained viable as a recording artist with "Trailer Hitch," which peaked at No. 21 on the Country Airplay chart in 2014 and has enjoyed success as a producer with artists such as Lindsay Ell. The time apart has been a period of growth for both, but particularly for Nettles. "I've not known Jennifer as a mother. So that's an incredibly significant change," Bush says. "I remember becoming a parent when we started the band. So I've not known her that way. There's also this next level of prioritization that I'm catching off of her in terms of priorities are different in how you look at some things," he says, admitting that the creative spark between them is... still the same. "We can create and figure that stuff out without anyone around us. It's a weird experience to have with someone that has such a high degree of successful decisions-whether it's that word or this chord. To have that simpatico is incredible. And, that hasn't changed. If anything, it's gotten stronger." For Nettles, she says she has a deeper appreciation of both the total ingredients of the duo-as well as the sum of the parts. "I think that we are owning those parts of ourselves in such a way that - maybe it's because we're older and the level of experience that we've gained over the past five or six years-but I feel that we know what is important," she says. "I think all the other noise of the business is a lot less now, and we are a lot more focused on the creative piece. I think what we do bring to the table and have discovered from each other is more of our own confidences in what we each do based on what we have done. Kristian has produced records, which is his piece of storytelling that he tells in the records he's made, and for other people, and the writing he's done. For me, there's the writing piece, but also the emoting of that, as well as the acting I've done both on stage and on film has also informed me as an interpreter and a performer. The way that those circles intertwine to carve out a creative piece is what we each bring that is appreciated. Let's create." And Sugarland is doing just that. They are in the process of finishing their upcoming album for Big Machine, and Bush finds the adrenaline infectious. "It makes it feels like a first record. There's no noise, and all you have is creating. It's the only thing you have to lead with," he says. Bush said the freedom that the band has always has had in the studio is just as present as ever, something both he and Nettles are grateful for. "I have to give out high marks to Scott Borchetta, who like our record label presidents before, for leaving us alone and letting us make what we do. Us making things is what makes it Sugarland." The reunion doesn't just extend to the studio, as the pair will embark on the Still The Same tour this summer, with support from Brandy Clark, Clare Bowen, Lindsay Ell, and Frankie Ballard. Nettles says she can't wait to hit the stage. "The first time we toured, nobody knew who we are," she recalls. "There was nobody there. But, this time, we've got all this fresh music and energy, and hopefully what will be rested and excited selves coming in each night. It's the best of both worlds." Sugarland is in a unique spot career-wise. They are recording new music, while also carrying a successful track record. With eleven top ten singles, five number ones, and each of their four studio albums all having been certified platinum, the duo hears stories from newcomers about how songs such as the heart-wrenching "Stay" or the eternally sensual "All I Want To Do" have influenced them. How does it feel to have gone from a place of trying to create your own space to becoming revered by a new generation? "It's an honor. I still listen to the band that changed the way I think about music," admits Bush. "Many times I go back to those records to remind me what that energy sounds like and what it feels like." But, Bush stresses that the new music has to have that same spark as their classics. "I think that we have to embody that same energy on what we make now. As much as you carry yourself in grateful thanks that those artists are referencing us, there's going to be an artist in ten years that I hope is referencing the record that we're making now. We have to pay attention to as much as attention to that as we paid to the other one. We're not allowed to phone it in. We're just not allowed. Otherwise, we wouldn't have been the band that made those other records!" The Still The Same tour begins May 25 in Augusta, GA. For a complete itinerary, visit www.SugarlandMusic.com. (Billboard)

Eddie Montgomery Needed to 'Let Some Emotions Out' Upon Opry Return Following Troy Gentry's Funeral. Last Friday, Eddie Montgomery returned to Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry for the first time since the funeral for his longtime musical partner Troy Gentry in September. "It was very, very emotional. We had a bunch of family and friends there," he tells PEOPLE Now. He arrived at the venue early to have a personal moment of reflection. "I had to let some emotions out and walk around a bit. I feel he was with me." Montgomery, 54, is in the midst of a tour to support Montgomery Gentry's Here's to You, the album wrapped just two days before Gentry's shocking death in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8 at age 50. Since then, Montgomery has made a valiant effort to pick up the pieces -- as have Gentry's widow, Angie, and teenage daughter Kaylee. "They're doing their best," says Montgomery. "[Kaylee] lost a father and Angie lost her best friend. I know how it's been in my heart; I can only imagine being in their position." Mother and daughter made an appearance on the red carpet at the 2017 CMA Awards in November, where Montgomery delivered a surprise tribute to his fallen friend and collaborator by performing their hit "My Town" alongside fellow country titans Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts. "I wasn't sure if whether I could do it or not," he recalls of the moment. "If I'd had to do 'My Town' all by myself, I wasn't sure if I could get through it." The moment he stepped into the wings, he saw Gentry's beaming smile projected onto the stage display. "That's when the lump got in my throat and my heart dropped a little bit. [It felt like] he just shooed me out there and said, 'Go do it!'" Five months on, the sound of his partner's voice still brings to mind happy, if poignant, memories. "He loved life. He loved his kids, he loved his wife. He loved everybody," says Montgomery, who takes delight in recalling his more mischievous side. "There was no telling what he was gonna say to you. He always kept this big wooden spoon with him out on the road because he loved to stir stuff up. He was always pulling pranks." More than a source of comfort, Gentry's zeal provides strength for Montgomery to push forward in his new role as a solo artist. "Life is short, we're gonna live every second of it," he says of their unspoken credo. "I suggest to everybody else: if you got a dream, go get it." (People)

Elton John cancels concerts to attend Harry and Meghan's wedding. Sir Elton John has no shortage of hats. And he might just need to pack his most extravagant as he's on his way to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. The Rocket Man has canceled two Las Vegas gigs on the same May weekend as the royal nuptials, freeing him up to attend or even perform. John told the Sun last month in New York he was keen to be at the ceremony, to be held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, and was just waiting for the nod from the couple. He said: "I don't know. I haven't even been -- no one's been asked. "I'm playing in Vegas, so I don't know what's going to happen. "It will be nice because I love him very dearly." John was due to play concerts at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, but has quietly canceled the dates so he can fly back for the ceremony that Saturday. The singer was a close friend of Harry's mother, Princess Diana, and was among a handful of celebrities to attend Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011. It was the same venue where he famously sang "Candle in the Wind" at Diana's funeral in 1997. And it will clearly be another emotional day for John when Harry ties the knot in May. He told John he was "in love" with Markle when they spent time together at Google Camp in Italy last summer. Speaking about the prince and his brother, William, he said: "We're working very, very closely on AIDS projects with him. And both of those boys are very special to me because of their mother. He's a good boy. "His heart is in the right place and all you want is for people to be happy." John will certainly be able to fill the dance floor at the reception. (PageSix)

Cardi B, Miley Cyrus & Beyonce See Post-Grammys Social 50 Chart Bumps. Cyrus & Beyonce re-enter the chart at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. Multiple musicians make major gains on Billboard's Social 50 chart dated Feb. 10 following the first full data-tracking week after the 2018 Grammys, led by Cardi B and Miley Cyrus, who rank at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement. The chart's latest tracking week ended Feb. 1, and BTS is No. 1. Though she doesn't gain any positions on the latest chart, remaining at No. 3, Cardi B nonetheless increases 109 percent in Instagram reactions, earning 33.2 million in all, according to Next Big Sound. The rapper posted multiple photos from the red carpet onto her Instagram and also shared a video expressing her excitement after receiving a letter from U2's Bono, captioning the clip, in all caps, "I can't believe it!" Meanwhile, Cyrus re-enters at No. 4 -- her best Social 50 chart position since October 2017 (No. 3, Oct. 21-dated chart) -- following a 1,843 percent boost in Twitter reactions and a 285 percent rise in Twitter mentions. Cyrus, who performed "Tiny Dancer" with Elton John on the Grammys, posted pictures from the ceremony and the subsequent John tribute TV special that was taped on Jan. 30. The latter, titled Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute, will air on CBS this April. Beyonce also made a major leap back onto the Social 50 post-Grammys, re-entering at No. 5. The brunt of her chart points came via Instagram reactions -- 28.1 million in all, up from a minuscule amount the week before as she had not posted since Dec. 29, 2017. The singer's posts, which stretched between Jan. 27-29, featured Beyonce and husband JAY-Z in various outfits ringing in Grammys week in New York, one of which went somewhat viral: a Jan. 28 photo showing a woman reacting to seeing the couple in the hallway of the Sheraton Times Square hotel. "I swear," the woman, Susan Monaghan, later told the Boston Globe, "I felt like I was hugged by an angel." (Billboard)

The mountain Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, and later Diana Ross, sang about in "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was NOT inspired by a mountain at all ... according to the legend who wrote it. Valerie Simpson co-penned the 1967 hit song for Motown offshoot Tamla Records. Marvin and Tammi went Top 20 with it, and Diana Ross made it to #1 in 1970. So, when we got Valerie in NYC ... we had to know what she had in mind when she came up with the classic lyrics. Prepare to have your mind blown ... 'cause Valerie says it's got nothing to do with the Rockies, the Alps or Mt. Everest. No wind, no rain or winter's cold can stop us ... from listening to the song. But damn, we really wanted a mountain. (TMZ)

George Harrison concert documentary heading to theaters. "Concert for George," a documentary about the tribute concert to George Harrison, will get a theatrical run presented by Abramorama in association with Concord Music beginning Feb. 20. The film will be shown in more than 75 theaters across North America. The launch takes place five days before what would have been George Harrison's 75th birthday. The international rollout of the film will be announced next week. "Concert for George" was held on Nov. 29, 2002, one year after Harrison died. His widow, Olivia Harrison, and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a tribute performance in his honor at London's Royal Albert Hall performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar and Ringo Starr. The movie is directed by David Leland, whose credits include "Band Of Brothers" and the Traveling Wilburys' video "Handle With Care," which includes performances of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (featuring Clapton on guitar McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), "Taxman" (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and "The Inner Light" (covered by Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as musical director. "Concert for George" has been certified 8-times platinum since its initial release and earned a 2004 Grammy award for best long form music video. In conjunction with the theatrical re-release, the sound recordings from "Concert for George" will also be reissued for the very first time on vinyl via Concord Music. Abramorama has specialized in music-driven films with Neil Young, Green Day, Pearl Jam in addition to the Ron Howard documentary "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week-The Touring Years" in 2016, which grossed close to $3 million in the US and more than $12 million worldwide. (PageSix)

Justin Timberlake's 'Say Something' Success Might Steady His 'Man of the Woods' Rollout. It wasn't necessarily the smoothest of rollouts for Justin Timberlake in the weeks leading up to last Friday's Man of the Woods album release. He's been largely mocked in the media for his overly serious LP trailer, his clumsy attempts to embrace activism and for reports of some ill-advised designs for his then-upcoming Super Bowl halftime show -- even though some of those didn't end up coming to fruition, if they were ever really in his plans to begin with. The LP is currently set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with around 300,000 equivalent units -- the best first-week number for an album since Taylor Swift's Reputation, but only about one third of the numbers he moved in The 20/20 Experience's first week a half-decade earlier. And whether it's correlative to his bad press or just overall bad timing, the advance tracks from Man of the Woods have been met with a similarly chilly reception. Opening volley "Filthy," Timberlake's first new song since 2016 and first lead single since 2013, entered at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- exceptional for an average pop artist, but underwhelming for a star like Timberlake, whose previous single (Trolls soundtrack contribution "Can't Stop the Feeling!") debuted atop the chart in '16 -- and has sunk like a stone since, falling to No. 51 in its third week. The response to second blast "Supplies" was even more muted, with the song cameo-ing at No. 71 on the Hot 100 in its first full week of tracking (starting the Friday after its Thursday afternoon debut) and dropping off the chart entirely from there. ("Supplies" is connecting at some radio formats, as it jumps 33-25 in its second week on the Rhythmic Songs chart; "Filthy," however, holds at its No. 16 peak on Pop Songs, down in plays.) One might assume that the set's third advance track, the Chris Stapleton-featuring "Say Something," would continue JT's downward trending. But something fans and critics alike might've missed in the deluge of debate over his halftime performance at Sunday's Super Bowl LII: "Say Something" actually debuted in the Hot 100's top 10 this week, at No. 9 -- matching the first-week bow of "Filthy." That's more impressive than it even might look at first blush. No. 9 might've been a disappointing spot for Timberlake's first single in two years to debut, but it's a pretty resounding landing spot for his third new song in two weeks. (For a point of comparison, when Taylor Swift made her long-anticipated Reputation return, lead single "Look What You Made Me Do" vaulted to No. 1 in its first full week of tracking but by the time of the set's third advance track, "Gorgeous" (which was not promoted to radio, unlike the three JT songs), she was down to a No. 13 bow. Also, even though "Filthy" cleanly lined up its first tracking week with its first week of release by dropping at midnight on Thursday night, "Say Something" had a Thursday noon debut, meaning that (like "Supplies") the stats behind its No. 9 debut don't account for the song's first 12 hours of release -- which included 3.2 million streams and 25,000 in sales, according to Nielsen Music. What's more, though Man of the Woods' first two tracks saw their numbers begin to plummet after their first weeks of release, "Say Something" still looks to be doing pretty strong in its second frame. As of publishing, the song still ranked No. 3 on the real-time iTunes chart, and on Spotify -- not usually a platform friendly to country-leaning pop/rock songs like "Say Something" -- the song is still pulling over 700,000 stateside streams a day, currently sitting at No. 17 on the service's United States Top 50 chart. Of course, Timberlake is benefiting from an increased profile this week following Super Bowl LII and the release of Man of the Woods, but it's worth mentioning that despite him not actually playing "Say Something" at his halftime gig, it's still selling and streaming better than not only any of the other Woods tracks, but also any of the 10 songs he did perform at music's most-watched gig of the year (including "Filthy"). Could it be that the third time was the charm for Man of the Woods in producing that one thing Justin Timberlake has always seemed reliable for in his two decades of pop stardom: a hit single? If so, it might mean that fans were more ready for Timberlake's Man of the Woods phase than it may have previously seemed. Where "Filthy" was mostly a return to the robo-squawking beats and low-slung funk of his beloved FutureSex/LoveSounds period, and "Supplies" saw him flirting with the swirling trap production style currently dominating the pop mainstream, "Say Something" is a much closer dip into the rootsier, more introspective songwriting style JT seemed to be teasing with MOTW all along. The live, one-shot music video similarly emphasized the song's more organic nature, in sharp contrast with the first two songs' accompanying visuals, which were both sprawling exercises in future shock, heavily reliant on visual effects and sci-fi-ish narratives. And as strange as it may be to say, given the two artists' respective career resumes, Timberlake may benefit heavily on "Say Something" from the guest star power of Stapleton. No, Stapleton doesn't have even a fraction of the crossover presence or top 40 smashes Timberlake has enjoyed over the last 20 years, but he unquestionably has at least one audience on lock: The singer-songwriter recently tied a Billboard record by claiming each of the three top entries on the Top Country Albums chart. That's a relatively new demo for JT to court -- although not without precedent, as he and Stapleton famously hooked up at the 2015 CMA Awards for a two-song duet that helped make Stapleton a star, while solidifying Timberlake's Tennessee bonafides. Perhaps the success of "Say Something" is the result of a fan base-in-waiting still excited at the duo's exciting collaboration finally coming to fruition as a recorded product. If "Say Something" is indicative of the version of Justin Timberlake that's most mainstream-accessible at this point in time, it will be interesting to see how that reflects the rest of Man of the Woods' rollout from here. Will Timberlake's team reorient their radio focus on pushing "Say Something" -- perhaps as much to country stations (or even R&B, where Stapeton has seen surprise success) as to pop? (The song climbs 26-20 on the Feb. 10 Adult Contemporary chart and 32-22 as the Greatest Gainer on Adult Pop Songs.) Will it influence further single choices, resulting in nocturnal groovers like "Montana" and "Midnight Summer Jam" being passed over in favor of more acoustic ballads like "Flannel" and the title track? At the very least, the song's success has given critics reason to pause snarking over Timberlake's turbulent 2018 so far -- and that in itself is really saying something. (Billboard)

Muse Signs With CAA for International Bookings. U.K. rock trio will continue to be represented by UTA in North America Rock trio Muse has signed with CAA for international representation, handing its European and global bookings over to the same team that books international dates for Ed Sheeran, as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire and System of a Down. The band is currently represented in North America by Ken Fermaglich at UTA, joining the Jeremy Zimmer-run agency in April 2016. The U.K rock trio helmed by Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme has released seven studio albums, including their most recent, Drones, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. To date, the band has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, won two Grammy Awards, two BRIT Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards, and eight NME Awards. Muse is set to play a series of dates across Europe this summer and headline Lisbon's Rock in Rio, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in Germany, and Pa'l Norte in Mexico. (Billboard)

Spanish Singer Isabel Pantoja Denied U.S. Visa After Serving Prison Time for Money Laundering. Pantoja's comeback concerts in Miami and San Juan have been canceled, but promoters are "confident" they will announce new dates soon. Spanish diva Isabel Pantoja has been denied a visa to perform two scheduled comeback concerts in Miami and San Juan. The Miami concert had been set for Sunday (Feb.11). The news, announced Thursday (Feb. 8) by the label and concert promoters, is a disappointment for Pantoja's expectant fans. However, it is not all that surprising, since Pantoja is an ex-convict who served time on money laundering charges. U.S. State Department regulations stipulate that "any alien who has engaged... in an offense... relating to laundering of a monetary instrument" is inadmissible for entry into the United States. In addition, the regulations state that anyone who is convicted of a crime of "moral turpitude," or of a conspiracy to commit such a crime, which is interpreted to include money laundering, will not be allowed to enter the United States. Despite those regulations, the show's promoters remain convinced that Pantoja will be granted a visa to perform. According to a statement from Universal, the concerts were "temporarily postponed." The statement said that Pantoja had been initially approved for the visa by the U.S. Embassy, but her visa was subsequently denied "after a second revision." The promoters, Loud and Live and 5 stars Entertainment, announced that those who had tickets for the show in Miami should hold on to them and wait for new dates. Upon Pantoja's sentencing in Spain, the judge called her crime "one of the most demolishing attacks that can be infringed on a democratic society." She was sentenced to two years for her involvement in a money laundering scheme cooked up by her lover, the former mayor of the ritzy Spanish port town Marbella. The singer entered a women's prison in her native Andalusia in November 2014 and was released on probation in March 2016. She met the obligations of her sentence in October 2016. Pantoja, who has sold over 6 million albums and released some 30 recordings, had signed a contract with Universal Music Spain before her sentence. A new album came out about two months after the end of her probationary period. Hasta Que Se Apague el Sol (Until the Sun Goes Dark), which Pantoja recorded with the Mexican star Juan Gabriel before she entered prison, went gold in Spain just weeks after its release. It was the final recording for Gabriel, who died in August 2016. In 2017, Pantoja returned to the stages of Spain and South America for a series of triumphant concerts. The dates in Miami and Puerto Rico were originally scheduled for last October but were canceled due to Hurricane Irma. Pantoja is an iconic artist in Spain known for her dramatic flair. She first danced in a flamenco show at age 7 and started singing professionally when still in her teens. Pantoja's notoriety increased with her 1983 marriage to Francisco Rivera "Paquirri," a star bullfighter. When Paquirri was killed in the ring in 1984, the glamorous Pantoja became known as "the widow of Spain." Concert promoters said via the statement that they remained "confident" that they will be able to announce new dates for the concerts shortly. According to the promoters, the shows were sold out. (Billboard)

Movies

Dakota Johnson Taught Jamie Dornan How to Sexily Take Off Her Underwear. Turns out Christian Grey wasn't initially so smooth at taking off underwear. While reminiscing with Conan O'Brien, the trilogy's titular star, Jamie Dornan thought back to the first movie in the series, Fifty Shades of Grey, and how his co-star Dakota Johnson would give him a few notes. "I think Dakota would be quicker to give me a note than a director," he told the late-night host. "I guess there's a sexy way to take off a girl's underwear." As the actor demonstrated in the interview, the sexy underwear process involves thumbs and a shimmy. "There's a more delicate and sensual way to do it, which is thumbs into the side...and then you sort of shimmy it down." And there you have it -- a lesson from Dakota Johnson on how to sensually take off underwear -- permission given first, of course. Meanwhile, the actor is officially hanging up his Christian Grey skills as Fifty Shades Freed marks the end of the silver screen franchise. "I don't think there's any...I mean there's no other books. [E.L. James] wrote the first two books again from Christian's perspective, but I guess we've already seen...we've done those films, the same story, so they won't do that again," the actor recently explained in an interview on ITV's Lorraine. He concluded, "Unless Erika keeps writing, but Dakota [Johnson] and I are...particularly me, I'm gettin' too old for...for this." Laters, baby! (Eonline)

How 'Avengers' Directors Helped Selma Blair Speak Out Against James Toback. The actress credits James Gunn and Scott Derrickson with being the "most comforting" as she weighed the decision of whether to share her claims that the filmmaker sexually assaulted her in 1999. When Selma Blair weighed the decision of whether to share her claims that filmmaker James Toback sexually assaulted her in 1999, she received support from Rachel McAdams, Jessica Chastain and two others. "Really, it was two men who were the most comforting to me in saying, 'You'll be safe, you'll be OK,'" Blair tells THR. "That was [Guardians of the Galaxy director] James Gunn and [Doctor Strange writer-helmer] Scott Derrickson. They reached out and said how important it was to be on this side of history." (Gunn praised Blair on Facebook in October, calling her "a hero," adding that he knew she in no way "WANTED to have to come forward with this story, but she still did it. Most of these women (and, yes, some men) have nothing to gain by telling their stories ... They do it for ... the sake of others, the future ... ") Not only did Blair share her story in Vanity Fair with the mag's Krista Smith, she went on The Talk for an episode that aired Jan. 17 in which she alleged that Toback "threatened to murder me and put cement shoes on [me] and gouge my eyes out with a Bic pen if I ever told anybody." After coming forward, Blair says it means the world to her to see the movement taking place. "The women have taken it so far, but it's been men too who have been supportive and I have felt that. I'm really in admiration of women and men." (Hollywood Reporter)

Elisabeth Moss to Star in 'A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy'. The biopic about John F. Kennedy's troubled sister is directed by Ritesh Batra and is based on a Black List spec script. The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss is set to star as Rosemary Kennedy in director Ritesh Batra's A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy. The film, based on a Black List spec script by Nick Yarborough, portrays the story of John F. Kennedy's troubled older sister, Rosemary Kennedy, who was kept from public view and eventually institutionalized. Rose Marie (also known as "Rosemary") Kennedy, the daughter of Joseph Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald, showed signs of mental disability that the family kept hidden. When she was 23, Rosemary was one of the first people to receive a prefrontal lobotomy, but its failure left her permanently incapacitated. "The movies about the Kennedy family are deservedly stormy affairs, but here's a story about the storms within all of us. This is why I am excited to tell this story, and to collaborate with Elisabeth, a fabulously talented actor," Batra said in a statement. The producer credits on A Letter from Rosemary Kennedy are shared by Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, Kevin Turen of Guy Grand Productions and Moss. Richard Arlook, Allard Cantor and Jarrod Murray will executive produce. "We are thrilled to be bringing this poignant and true story to life based on one of the hidden gems of the Kennedy family, with a masterful filmmaker in Ritesh Batra, the brilliant Elisabeth Moss and a beautifully crafted screenplay by Nick Yarborough," Berman and Turen said in their own statement. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales and is set to unveil the film to foreign buyers at the Berlin International Film Festival. Endeavor Content is selling North American rights. Moss is also set to star in the reproductive rights drama Call Jane, which will be directed by Simon Curtis and is slated to begin production later this year, and as a punk rocker in Alex Ross Perry's Her Smell for Bow and Arrow Entertainment. Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment and Independent Talent Group in the U.K. (Hollywood Reporter)

Inside Manhattan Plaza Where Alicia Keys Was Born and Samuel L. Jackson Worked Security. A new documentary -- premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 9 -- takes audiences inside the iconic property where Larry David and Angela Lansbury checked their mail. Larry David lived there next door to a man named Kenny Kramer (yes, that Kramer), Alicia Keys was born there, Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino were always stopping by to visit pal Jack Warden, and Samuel L. Jackson earned a paycheck as the building's first security guard. It didn't take long for Manhattan Plaza -- the massive 1,689 unit federally subsidized apartment complex that opened in June 1977 on a city block between 42nd and 43rd at Ninth Avenue -- to establish itself as a creative hive filled with actors, singers, musicians, dancers, choreographers and comedians. Other tenants included Terrence Howard, Tennessee Williams, Angela Lansbury, Mickey Rourke, Patrick Dempsey, Tom Fontana, and casting director Mary Jo Slater, the latter of whom teamed with director Alice Elliott and producer Ken Aguado to put it on film. Miracle on 42nd Street, which premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 9, tells the inside story of the iconic building courtesy of some of its now-famous residents and narrator Chazz Palminteri. The film, which does not yet have a distribution deal in place, came together with the help of additional producers like Cindy Bond, Cindy Cowan, Alice Elliott, Erika Lockridge, Sheila Maniar, Nancy M. Perkins, Lisa Shreve, Eric Small and Joanne Storkan. Other stars who sat for interview include Donald Faison, Estelle Parsons and Giancarlo Esposito. Slater moved into a two bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with "a beautiful terrace" in 1977 even though everyone in her life thought she was crazy to move to crime-riddled Times Square at that time. "It was nirvana in the middle of hell," laughs Slater, who lived there until 1986 when she moved to Los Angeles to take a job as vp casting at MGM. "Outside there were crack pipes everywhere but inside the Plaza was heaven." Among the amenities were a bubble tennis court, a hot tub, a supermarket, a florist, "fabulous restaurants" and an Olympic-sized swimming pool that would freeze over in the winter to become an ice skating rink. "I was the only casting director in the building so every actor loved me. I worked on One Life to Live during that time so I put many of them on the show so they could get health insurance," recalls Slater, who moved in as a single mother raising a young son named Christian (yes, that Christian Slater) and she never had to worry about childcare. (She laughs: "I never had to pay for a baby sitter.") Slater took the subsidy because she couldn't make ends meet, meaning her rent was $220 per month. "That's how I managed to live. It wasn't a handout, it was a hand-up, " recalls Slater, whose credits include Murder in the First, The Outer Limits, Stargate and Ace Ventura Pet Detective among dozens of other TV shows and films. "It was a breeding ground for so many artists and the next Alicia Keys will definitely come out of there." (Hollywood Reporter)

Why Are Brian Grazer's Headshots on Display at The Palm? Framed pictures of the uber-producer, who has a history of leaving photos of himself all over town, showed up at the host stand of the Beverly Hills restaurant the same day Grazer was dining there. Is Brian Grazer up to his old tricks? During a stop at power lunch hangout The Palm in Beverly Hills, THR clocked two heart-framed photographs of the uber-producer atop the host stand. The pics seem to be evidence of Grazer doing a cutesy variation on a prior hobby of dropping off headshots of himself all over town. THR first reported on his quirky custom of depositing photos at colleagues' homes and in the lobby bathroom at Chateau Marmont in 2012, but sightings then tapered off. The Palm and Grazer, who dined with outgoing Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth the day his pictures were spotted, did not return requests for comment. It's not uncommon to spot Grazer at The Palm, photos and in real life, as the uber producer frequents Bruce Bozzi's industry hideout. He's often also spotted next door at Bouchon, and more recently, he's known to be a new fan of David Chang's new Majordomo in downtown Los Angeles. Food aside, Oscar winning Grazer is executive producing Genius starring Geoffrey Rush for Nat Geo. (Hollywood Reporter)

Student launches petition to cancel Woody Allen film class. Thousands of people have signed a petition demanding UC San Diego ax a film class on Woody Allen in light of the renewed rape allegations leveled against him by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, according to reports. Theater major Savanah Lyon, 23, launched the campaign to end the course, called "The Films of Woody Allen," that the school has offered since the 1990s, according to her petition. "[P]eople like Allen who have been accused of, or participated in, sexual assault shouldn't be the subject of classes that talk about what great work they have done," she told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "This class might not be able to be cancelled in its current quarter but it can be taken off the books forever so that no one will ever have to see that pedophile glorified in an educational institution again," reads a message she posted to ThePetitionSite.com. Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and actress Mia Farrow, has said the director molested her in a Connecticut attic when she was just 7 years old. Allen, 82, has called the allegations "silly" and claims that Mia coached their daughter into making the allegations during a messy divorce from Allen. Dylan, now 32, recently re-upped her charge following the flowering of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements against sex-harassment. Lyon's petition has garnered more than 11,400 signatures by Thursday afternoon, though only about 2,600 came from inside California, the website hosting it notes. It's not clear how many came from students or alumni. Prominent professor and former Broadway stage manager Steven Adler teaches the class and declined to comment to The Post. "UC San Diego has received requests to cease offering 'The Films of Woody Allen' class and a student has launched a petition in support of this effort. The university's Academic Senate, which oversees curriculum on campus, is currently reviewing this request," the school said in a statement. Allen has become a polarizing figure in Hollywood, as stars line up with or against him in light of Farrow's allegations. His forthcoming "A Rainy Day in New York," which was slated for release on Amazon later this year, may never be released. Activists in Spain are also demanding the removal of a statue of Allen erected in the town of Oviedo where he shot portions of 2008's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." (PageSix)

TV

Larry David's daughter is making her way to TV, millennial style. Cazzie David -- the much buzzed-about comedian daughter of Larry David -- will soon be following her dad to TV and is being hyped as the "next Lena Dunham." Sources tell Page Six there's a bidding war to bring Cazzie's hip Web series "Eighty-Sixed" to the small screen. A Hollywood insider says that Hulu and Amazon are interested in developing her series as a TV project, and that there have been meetings with HBO -- the home of Larry's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Cazzie, 23, created YouTube series "Eighty-Sixed" with friend Elisa Kalani, and it has been called a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" for millennials. The series streamed with eight episodes last year and outlets such as the Atlantic enthused, "The still under-the-radar series wryly comments on narcissistic, social-media-obsessed millennial life by following Cazzie David's character, Remi, as she recovers from a breakup (hence the title)." HBO -- which is searching for the next female voice of a generation -- previously found gold in Web shows it has transformed into cable fare, including Issa Rae's "Insecure" and the pot-dealing comedy "High Maintenance." The channel has also picked up the Web series "Brown Girls" from Fatimah Asghar and Samantha Bailey. Comedy Central found its hit "Broad City" on YouTube, and it recently snapped up a pilot from Web comic Franchesca Ramsey. An HBO source said they were not currently "in the mix" for Cazzie while Hulu and Amazon didn't respond to us. Cazzie has also made headlines for her relationship with "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson, which, in millennial style, has been far too intimately and copiously chronicled on Instagram. Meanwhile -- and likely the cause for her relationship issues with Pete -- Cazzie is still happy living with her famously neurotic dad. She wrote in InStyle that, even though Larry isn't sick or dying, "I'm living at home as long as I can because I want to spend as much time as possible with my dad before he dies." (PageSix)

Big Brother Celebrity Edition: And the First Eliminated Famous Houseguest Is... One down, nine to go! Big Brother: Celebrity Edition had its first eviction on Friday night, with James Maslow and Chuck Liddell both up for elimination entering the hour. After Keshia Knight Pulliam ended up becoming HoH in Thursday night's episode, she stuck with the women's plan and nominated James and Chuck in their first step to eliminate all the male competitors. During Friday night's two-hour episode, both of the nominees tried their best to win the Power of Veto. Ultimately, Shannon Elizabeth took home the prize and chose to keep the nominations the same. So who ended up going home, becoming the CBS reality series' first-ever celeb exit? Boy how things can change. In a surprise turn of events, Julie Chen informed the house that Chuck was eliminated after receiving seven votes from the house. "I think it switched last night some time. I don't know...I'm not sure what happened exactly," Chuck shared with Julie after being eliminated. "But I guess I wasn't as good as the social kind of game as James was." He added, "You know, I don't know why it didn't work. I don't think this is my game. I really want to be on The Amazing Race with my wife." Julie later revealed that the eliminated house guests will automatically become members of the jury and cast the final winner. And yes, they can watch from home and not in sequester. Along with Keshia, the other remaining houseguests include Omarosa, E! personality Ross Matthews, Shannon (American Pie), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Actress), Metta World Peace (former NBA player), and Ariadna Gutierrez (Miss Universe 2015). Big Brother Celebrity Edition's next episode airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

Omarosa apparently had a rough time during a Head of Household competition on "Celebrity Big Brother" ... and got sent to the hospital for treatment. The 'CBB' live feeds went down Friday night during the competition -- where the houseguests reportedly had to get dizzy and bowl -- but when they came back ... fans found out Omarosa was taken to the hospital and is possibly still there. The news came out in a convo between Ross Mathews and Marissa Jaret Winokur about the HoH competition, with Ross questioning if Omarosa would be allowed to come back. Marissa tells him injuries happen on the show -- like Christmas Abbott's broken ankle last season -- and the houseguests can return. Then she says, about Omarosa ... "I put her in the hospital." It's unclear what medical issue Omarosa had but considering Mathews and Winokur were joking about it ... it doesn't seem too serious. We've reached out to CBS to ask if and when Omarosa will return to the house ... no word back so far. UPDTATE: Marissa just disclosed on the live feed that Omarosa's still not back in the house, and suggests she possibly drummed up an asthma attack so she could leave and get some rest at the hospital. Marissa sounds pissed, too ... telling other houseguests she wants to know how much sleep Omarosa got. UPDATE: Omarosa is back in the house. The 'CBB' live feeds returned and she's with the other houseguests. She was out due to her medical issue for about 19 hours. (Eonline)

She's baaaaack! Kristin Cavallari is starring in a brand new reality show -- but it ain't exactly "The Hills." Sources connected to the project tell us the show will focus on Kristin's life in Nashville as she expands her fashion empire. Our sources say Cavallari's NFL star husband, Jay Cutler, will appear in the show, but it's really about Kristin. The show is currently in production and we're told it's expected to air on E! later this year. The 31-year-old mom recently said she would never put her 3 kids on a reality show -- unclear if she plans on sticking by those words for this project since it seems to be pretty tame and family-oriented. As for Jay, his NFL career is still up in the air -- he played out his 1-year contract with the Miami Dolphins in 2017 and did pretty well. Kristin has strongly insinuated she wants him to retire once and for all, but would support Jay if he decided to play another season. (TMZ)

Everyone Wants to Kill "Arrogant Son of a Bitch" King Robert in The Royals Season 4 Promo! It's hard to be king. Newly appointed King Robert (Max Brown) has a lot of enemies gunning for him in this just-released promo for season four of The Royals (premieres Mar. 11). "Do you know what the most disappointing thing about being king is?" Robert asks Jasper (Tom Austen). "You can't trust anyone. They all want what I have and they'll stop at nothing to take it from me." Cut to what appears to be a public assassination attempt and his younger brother Prince Liam (William Moseley) saying, "I'll kill him before I let him deceive everyone." "He's your brother," Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park) says. "No, he's an asshole," Liam replies. Liam isn't the only one with something against the new king. Cyrus (Jake Maskall) later says, "Someone kill this arrogant son of a bitch before he tries to take over the world." "It makes me happy when I think about how far you're about to fall," Liam tells Robert. Yikes! Season four premiere of The Royals Sunday, Mar. 11 at 10 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

The Four Season One Finale: And the Winner Is... The Four has found the one. Fox's latest reality singing competition series, The Four: Battle for Stardom, reached the end of its first season on Thursday night, crowning its first-ever winner. In the episode, the final four contestants performed for the judges, with Candice Boyd, Vincint Cannady, Evvie McKinney and Zhavia all vying for the title of iHeartRadio's "On the Verge" artist. So who did judges Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled and Sean "Diddy" Combs pick as their winner? As announced by host Fergie, the winner of The Four was 20-year-old Evvie McKinney. The show's fourth judge Charlie Walk, the head of Republic Records (where the winner will get a record deal), did not appear in the finale after being accused of sexual harassment by a former record company executive. Walk has denied the allegations. The Four just earned a season two renewal from Fox after averaging 3.7 million viewers over its six-episode run. The penultimate episode notched a 1.3 adults 18-49 demo rating, the series' highest ratings yet. The network also boasts this it is the No. 1 most social new show on TV. "The Four is truly a next-generation show," Rob Wade, President, Alternative Series & Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company, said in a statement. "It has pushed past the boundaries of traditional music competition series by focusing on recording artists in an epic battle to become a superstar. And for the winner, guided by music giants Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Republic Records, this is just the beginning. We'd like to thank our panel, our ringleader, Fergie, the contestants and our incredible production team for delivering concert-quality shows every week. And we look forward to pushing the boundaries even further in Season Two." (Eonline)

Honey Boo Boo's Heartbreaking Confession to Sugar Bear in Mama June Sneak Peek. Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson misses her dad more than fans first thought. In an exclusive sneak peek of Friday night's all-new Mama June: From Not to Hot, viewers find Sugar Bear and his wife Jennifer Lamb enjoying some rare one-on-one time with Alana. During their afternoon chat, the former beauty pageant contestant updates her dad and step-mom about what's going on at Mama June's house. "Pumpkin just had [her boyfriend] Josh move up and now she's pregnant," she revealed as the couple looked on in shock. But what came next was another surprise confession that many didn't see coming. "I mean, Pumpkin and Josh and Mama and her new boyfriend--it can get lonely sometimes," Alana shared. "I got [my three-legged dog] Jelly Bean but it's the only person I got." After Sugar Bear reassures his daughter that she always has a place to visit at his house, Jennifer takes this conversation as an opportunity to reassure fans that her man deserves more custody time. "June keeps saying Alana doesn't want to see her daddy but here she is," she shared to the cameras. "It just proves what a lying sack of s--t June is." Sugar Bear added, "Pumpkin's pregnant. June is sleeping and hanging around another man. Alana is running off. I can't get visitation but they look at me as the bad parent. It don't make no damn sense." Another twist in this whole clip? Mama June has no idea where Alana is. This episode is about to get interesting. Mama June: From Not to Hot Friday nights at 9 p.m. only on WE tv. (Eonline)

Melissa Joan Hart Shares Her Take on ''Totally Different'' Sabrina and the Teenage Witch Reboot. Melissa Joan Hart is passing off her broom to the next teenage witch. In case you haven't heard, a Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot is coming to Netflix, more than two decades after Melissa took on the role of Sabrina Spellman in the widely beloved sitcom. Rising star Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to follow in Hart's footsteps, and the spinoff will be based around Archie Comics' The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. So what's Melissa's take on the highly-anticipated series? She told E! News exclusively at her fitting for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection runway show she's "not involved in the new Sabrina," but looks forward to tuning in. "It's an Archie comic so the rights reverted from my company, Heartbreak Films, back to them," Melissa explained. "It's a totally different show." Melissa continued, "I think what they're doing is smart, doing the darker version. I think it's going to be more like Buffy the Vampire Slayer than the Sabrina that most people know." But after all these years, Hart finds it difficult to rewatch old episodes of Sabrina as well as her early 90s hit show, Clarissa Explains it All. "It's like my childhood," she told us, "All these things come up. It's almost like I should go to therapy before I watch these episodes or something." (Eonline)

"Celebrity Big Brother" is out to spill secrets this season, because producers are plying the contestants with truth serum in the form of booze. Production sources tell TMZ ... the bigwigs have changed the policy of limiting alcohol consumption ... the spigot is wide open and the cast is taking full advantage. Omarosa, James Maslow, Brandi Glanville, Ross Mathews and the other houseguests have partaken every night since January 31 when they entered the house. The buzz we're hearing ... producers want Omarosa to spill the beans on her tenure in the White House. She's already started, turning on Trump ... saying everyone should be worried about the Prez, saying things in the W.H. are "so bad." The show used to be stingy in the alcohol department ... it was typical contestants would share 2 bottles of wine and a few 6-packs each night, but producers are worried celebrities play things closer to the vest than the average Joe, so a little alcohol -- or a lot -- always does the trick. The show has even created a meetin' place for booze-fueled convos -- a new bar. Omarosa, have another? (TMZ)

Judge Allows 'Columbo' Fraud Lawsuit Against Universal. William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alan Rosenfield decided on Thursday that the creators of the 1970s show, Columbo, sufficiently pleaded contract and fraud claims against Universal City Studios. Columbo producers William Link and the heirs of Richard Levinson filed the lawsuit in November and allege being shortchanged on profits from the detective series that starred Peter Falk. "The television studios are notoriously greedy," stated a complaint. "This case involves outright and obviously intentional dishonesty perpetrated against two iconic talents. Here, Universal decided it just wasn't going to account to Plaintiffs on Columbo. Universal just sat on the money owed to Mr. Link and Mr. Levinson for years without any justification. Universal had never issued a profit participation statement to Plaintiffs." An accounting statement finally arrived in November 2016 along with a check for $2.3 million. In defending the lawsuit, Universal's attorney Robert Klieger argued that plaintiffs lacked specificity on how they were allegedly underpaid. "All we have here is a statement that requires a payment of net profits," Klieger told the judge. "And the we-think-we-are-entitled-to-more is based on information and belief... There's no information pled as to why the plaintiffs believe [they] are entitled to net profits beyond those that have been pled." Klieger attempted to frame the dispute as one over the timing of accounting statements and payments, and while acknowledging that the Columbo producers have a right to audit books, added that in this instance, "It is highly unusual, and in our view, improper to come before the court and essentially leapfrogging over the ability to do the investigation." But Rosenfield made Klieger admit the contract didn't require an audit as a prerequisite to a lawsuit and suggested the lack of detailed information was tied to no accounting statements sent until 2016. Over objections, the judge overruled a demurrer. It likely won't be the last battle over whether plaintiffs have supported claims, but if Link and Levinson's family can get a fraud claim to trial, it would raise the possibility of punitive damages beyond what's owed under contract. The mystery continues. "I had to smile when I saw what the name of the series was," the judge said at the hearing. "I thought jokingly about passing out cigars to everybody." (Hollywood Reporter)

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