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Friday, February 9, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

'Hunger Games' star and wife welcome second child. "Hunger Games" star Sam Claflin is now a father of two. On Sunday, wife Laura Haddock confirmed the couple welcomed their second child with a post on Instagram. "Throwback to the summer on the Amalfi Coast.. baby bump beginnings. So grateful to have you here with me now little one x," actress Haddock shared with her 145,000 followers. Claflin, 31, also revealed Haddock, 32, had given birth during an appearance on BBC's "The Chris Evans Breakfast Show" in late January. "I had one. Well, my wife had one!" Claflin said. "A second addition." The "Me Before You" actor also spilled the sex of their newborn, dishing on a diaper duty incident. "She peed on you this morning," co-host Geri Horner told Claflin. "That's what you said earlier." "Whoever told you that girls don't wee as much as boys is an absolute liar," he replied. After tying the knot in June 2013, Claflin and Haddock welcomed their first child, son Pip, in December 2015. (PageSix)

Darren Criss is opening up about proposing to longtime girlfriend Mia Swier, saying it "was a long time coming" after the two dated for over seven years. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor, 31, told Esquire.com in an interview published Wednesday that he and Swier "waited a while before we announced it." "I had a whole thing written, like, 'Usually I don't like talking about my private life... ' which I really don't -- I was really allergic to it for a while," he said. "Eventually, I got over myself and realized that it's just the best way to let people know." Criss shared a photo of the two on Instagram and Twitter in January, writing, "Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together." "And I'm happy to announce that we're kicking those adventures up a notch. We're goin for it. To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage," the former Glee star added. While it is unclear when the proposal took place, Criss and Swier last attended the Los Angeles premiere of the FX series in Hollywood together on Jan. 8. At the time, the writer was seen without an engagement ring. In a 2013 interview, Criss briefly talked about their relationship, saying, "Oh yeah, we've been together a long time. I didn't know I was going to be on TV when we started dating." Swier attended New York University's Steinhardt School of Media Studies and Television Production and has worked for networks such as Fox and Showtime. Criss is currently starring in the FX show Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered famed fashion designer, Gianni Versace. (People)

How Angelina Jolie Empowers Her Daughters to Improve the World. Angelina Jolie is getting political in ELLE's latest issue. In honor of International Women's Day (March 8), the actress-turned-director sits down with politician John Kerry for a candid conversation about the state of the nation -- and the world at large. "I'm very patriotic, as I know you are. For me, it goes hand in hand with being proud of what America stands for. For instance, I'm the only person in my house who was born in America," says Jolie, who has six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt. "It's only because we are a country based on people of different backgrounds and faiths coming together that I can have this family. My daughters have the freedoms they have because of being American. And we are at our best when we are fighting for others to have the same rights. Particularly other women." Jolie, 42, often talks to Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 13, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 11, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 9, about her activism, in the hope of inspiring them to follow suit. "I tell my daughters, 'What sets you apart is what you are willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and makeup. It's your mind that will define you. Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have those same freedoms,'" she says. "'A life of service is worth living.'" When she was young, Jolie was admittedly "anti-politics." Curious about human rights issues, she began meeting with refugees and survivors around the world, "because I wanted to learn." "I also had this romantic idea that I would get my boots on and be a humanitarian. But at a certain point, you realize that's not enough. You have to find the root of the problem. And that, so often, brings you back to the law and politics. For instance, I kept meeting refugees who were survivors of systematic rape -- rape used as a weapon. Yet there were virtually no convictions. It fired me up to start working with governments and lawmakers," the actress explains. "When it comes down to it, we still treat violence against women as a lesser crime." Jolie, who serves as a special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, notes that in some countries, "sexual violence is less of a taboo discussion, as "it's something more people expect their leaders to act on." Despite NATO's best efforts, "There is so far to go." Anyone can make a difference, Jolie says. "You have to identify what will make that change. Find the people in politics you can work with, and hold them to their promises," the actress says in the March issue. "The way I see it, even if you are a person who doesn't want to have to care about international issues, you are still affected," Jolie adds. "Stepping back is dangerous." (Eonline)

Jessica Biel is teaching her toddler sex ed. It's never too young to start sex education, so says Jessica Biel. Biel revealed that she and husband Justin Timberlake have begun teaching their 2-year-old son Silas about the differences between boys and girls. "We're using technical terms ... we shower together, and [we say], 'This is what I've got. This is what you've got.'" Biel shared during the 2018 Makers Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to Billboard. She was on hand to discuss her sex education PSA she did with Chelsea Handler. "We just talk about it. I know it's really young, but I really believe that if you start this early, there's no shame," Biel, 35, added. The actress added she wants to empower her son. "I don't want to tell him, 'Keep your private parts,' and this is and that. It's a beautiful thing. You have it and mine is different and it's cool, man. We have to respect ourselves and respect each other." (PageSix)

Khloe Kardashian Reveals She Once Considered Surrogacy. Khloe Kardashian is just a few months away from giving birth to her first child. But in a new interview with Ross King for ITV's Lorraine, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed she at one point considered having a child via surrogate. "I mean, I thought about surrogacy at one point but then it just didn't cross my mind," Khloe, 33, said. "And then when I got pregnant, I was just so surprised... When you hear all of these things about yourself, you just start believing them and I was just in shock I think as much as everybody else." Khloe wouldn't have been the first Kardashian to have a child via surrogate. Her older sister Kim Kardashian, 37, recently welcomed her third child, Chicago West, via surrogate. In fact, there have been several new additions to the Kardashian clan. Kylie Jenner recently welcomed her first child, Stormie Webster, with her boyfriend Travis Scott. Soon, it will be Khloe's turn to become a mom, and it looks like she's ready to take on the role. "I think it puts so many things into perspective," she said, "and I mean, people say once you have a baby, your life just begins and you're going to realize everything you were doing is nonsense. But honestly, I'm so happy that this is happening in my life right now. They always say when you're ready you'll have a [baby], I feel so ready. What else can I even do? I'm ready. So, I feel like the timing really is perfect. I mean, it's just going to be so exciting everything that's about to happen." However, she doesn't expect the arrival of the baby to change her estranged relationship with Caitlyn Jenner. "No, I don't think that affects anything with Caitlyn," she said, adding that things will probably stay "just as they are." On Jan. 27, Khloe revealed she was about seven months pregnant. While she's been staying healthy and sticking to a fitness regimen, she's not afraid to give into the occasional craving. "I give into cravings if I have them. Like if I want a doughnut, I'll have a doughnut. I'm not super crazy," she said. "My mom brought me like eight boxes of Krispy Kreme's and got mad I didn't eat all of them. But I think that's crazy. But I definitely will eat sweets if I want and give into that, but I really believe in working out and staying healthy. Every pound I put on I have to take back out." Khloe announced she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson back in December. And while she said she was initially "nervous" to share her pregnancy news, she now feels so "honored" to have their support. "Having everyone's positive and loving support -- it's so great," she said. "Of course, I know the journey they've been along with me but then you really remember everything, like OK, wow, they feel so invested. But I feel so invested they're this invested with me." (Eonline)

Khloe Kardashian is bumpin' along! The mother-to-be, 33, showed off her maternity style in yet an all-white ensemble, this time for a lunch date with sister and new mom Kim Kardashian West at Catch in West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday. But before their sibling meeting, the pregnant Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star had a glamorous mini photo shoot with her glam squad. "Another day another slay," makeup artist Hrush Achemyan and hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons captioned the same portrait of Khloe cradling her baby bump. The latest profile shot of the Revenge Body host comes one day after she announced that she is now 29 weeks along in her pregnancy. Kardashian and NBA boyfriend Tristan Thompson, who have been dating since September 2016, confirmed their pregnancy in December, months after PEOPLE first broke the baby news back in September. The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward, 26, also has a 1-year-old son named Prince Oliver from a previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig. As Kim and fellow new mom Kylie Jenner have recently welcomed their baby girls into the world, that leaves Khloe, who is expecting a baby boy, as the next KarJenner sibling to become a parent. "[Khloe] can't wait to be a mom," a source told PEOPLE in January after the birth of her niece Chicago -- Kim and husband Kanye West's third child. "She is excited about being pregnant but can't wait to meet her baby. She is also excited about her upcoming baby shower." The expectant Good American mogul previously shared her excitement with fans and followers. "My greatest dream realized," Kardashian said when she shared the first photo of her baby bump. "I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient." She continued, "I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!" (People)

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott let the cat out of the bag on Stormi's first name, but now we have more deets from her birth certificate, like her full name -- it's just Stormi Webster, no middle name. The doc -- obtained by TMZ -- confirms the baby was born at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. Thursday, February 1 at 4:43 PM and weighed in at 8 lbs. 9 oz. For once, the Jenner-Kardashian's go-to doc, Dr. Paul Crane, did NOT do the honors. Stormi was brought into this world by Dr. Thais Aliabadi. As we reported ... Kylie announced Stormi's birth Sunday a couple hours before the Super Bowl, and released a vid about the pregnancy she managed to keep on the DL for 9 months. (TMZ)

Oprah's staying mum on that shocking Quincy Jones interview making the rounds -- partly because she hasn't read it yet ... but mostly because they go way back. We got O leaving the Apollo Theater in Harlem Wednesday and asked her for her thoughts on some of the bold claims made by Jones in his convo with Vulture ... like how he used to date Ivanka Trump. Oprah's got no comment, other than to praise Quincy because he discovered her for her breakout role in "The Color Purple" ... which he produced. She tells us he's a close friend, and no matter how crazy that interview is ... she ain't talking. But seriously, Oprah ... you gotta read it. (TMZ)

Brad Pitt gets in three-car pileup as divorce talks linger on. Brad Pitt was involved in a three-car accident in LA on Monday. Pitt allegedly crashed his Tesla into a Nissan, which then hit a Kia. Pitt, 54, was spotted calmly exchanging information with the two male drivers after the fender bender. Plus, his once-contentious divorce with Angelina Jolie is now on cruise control. The couple split in 2016 when things were tense, but divorce talks recently became more cordial, and they just filed an extension with the LA court for more time to work out the custody of their six kids privately. Top NYC divorce attorney Marilyn Chinitz (not involved in the Jolie-Pitt case), who has repped Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas and the Mooch, said, "Well-known people are increasingly working things out in the private confines of their lawyers' offices. It is damaging when personal matters come into public view. It's so easy for children to Google their parents and see horrifying stories thrown out .?.?. Once the couple gets past the thorny issues, things often calm down, and we are even seeing a lot of couples getting back together." (PageSix)

Ex-"Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler's been living a nightmare for 5 months ... and she's finally had enough, because she just got cops involved. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Maddie's family filed a police report with LAPD, telling cops someone hacked Maddie's phone back in September. The hacker's been hitting up 15-year-old Maddie, saying he or she's gotten a hold of pics and messages. We're told LAPD's investigating, but here's what's a bit bizarre -- sources say the hacker hasn't demanded money and neither the pics nor messages have been released ... at least so far. It's unclear what the hacker wants. We've reached out to Maddie's rep ... so far no word back. (TMZ)

The singer who accused Nick Carter of allegedly raping her in 2002 has filed a report with cops about the incident. We're told Melissa Schuman -- a singer from the girl group, Dream -- filed a report alleging sexual assault Wednesday with the Santa Monica Police Department. Law enforcement sources tell us the report will be handed off to the LAPD's Special Crimes unit -- a unit established after the Weinstein allegations. As we reported ... Schuman claimed Carter raped her when she was 18 and he was 22. She says Carter forcibly performed oral sex on her and made her reciprocate. From there, Schuman claims Carter took her to a bedroom and forced her to have intercourse. Nick has maintained the sexual encounters between them were always consensual. We've reached out to a rep for Nick about the new police report ... so far, no word back. (TMZ)

Kate Upton Details Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Guess' Paul Marciano. Kate Upton is speaking out about her experience working with Guess. Last week, the supermodel came forward in the #MeToo movement when she slammed Guess and singled out the brand's co-founder Paul Marciano in a social media post. "It's disappointing that such an iconic women's brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo," the recently married model wrote in January. "He shouldn't be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women #metoo." Marciano has denied all sexual harassment claims. Aside from the tweets, Upton did not elaborate on the story or provide further details at the time. But on Wednesday, she detailed the claims in a new interview with Time. The 25-year-old claims that Marciano assaulted her and began harassing her during her first professional modeling campaign with the jeans brand when she was 18. In a statement to Time, Marciano has said that Upton's accusations are "absolutely false" and "preposterous." Upton detailed her lengthy story to Time. Photographer Yu Tsai says he witnessed the event and has corroborated it. When asked about what happened with Marciano, Upton told the following story. "After the first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them -- playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, 'I'm making sure they're real,'" Kate alleged in her Time interview. "Despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my shoulders to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me. He then told Yu Tsai to leave us alone." One month later, Upton worked on her next Guess shoot. According to the model, Marciano called her asking to see her hotel room. She would decline multiple times. "The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat and would not be needed on set [that day]," Upton alleged. "I was devastated, especially because at this point no one from Guess had even seen me." The model did continue to work with the brand and alleges that she and Tsai worked out a plan for Upton to never be alone with Marciano. Upton then detailed her final days with the brand. "I had a final shoot [in May of 2011], and he was outwardly rude and degrading the entire time. He said I was 'disgusting' and started telling people how unprofessional I was by spreading rumors that I was drunk on set and partying every night, which of course I wasn't," Upton claimed. "I was then told to leave because Paul had said, 'Get that fat pig off my set.'" Upton also says she was offered a campaign in 2012 and it was more than the brand had ever paid her, but she walked away from the opportunity about a week before the shoot was scheduled. She says she came forward because, "Paul used his power to make me feel insecure and powerless, but I'm not going to let him intimidate me anymore. These men think they are untouchable, but times are changing." As for Marciano's reaction, he gave a statement to Time, denying the claims, "I have never been alone with Kate Upton. I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner." He added, "I fully support the #metoo movement. At the same time, I will not allow others to defame me and tarnish my reputation. I have pledged to Guess and its Board of Directors my full support and cooperation with a fair and impartial investigation." Last week Marciano told TMZ, "If she has a claim, there's one place to tell the truth and that's in court or to the police." Marciano also told TMZ that when Upton would model for Guess, she'd arrive on set after late nights "looking terrible." The fashion executive claimed the brand severed ties with Upton and now she's using this story as incentive to get back at them. The #MeToo hashtag started trending online after a series of allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment allegations were made against Harvey Weinstein. Many people have since come forward and shared their own stories of abuse along with the hashtag. E! News has reached out to reps for Marciano and Guess. (Eonline)

Former 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts died at the hands of a physician who was negligent and a pharmacy that enabled the doctor ... so claims Matt's estate in a new lawsuit. The estate named Dr. Richard Snellgrove and Rite Aid as the ones responsible for Matt's death ... this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ. The estate claims Snellgrove's the one who prescribed high levels of opioids and benzodiazepines to Matt for years prior to his death. The suit claims Snellgrove has already been indicted in Alabama for Matt's death. The estate also faults Rite Aid for failing to comply with the Controlled Substances Act. TMZ broke the story ... Matt died of an apparent overdose. He was scheduled to perform at a charity event when he was found dead in his hotel room. Matt's dad believed the possible OD was accidental. He was 38. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Prince William Worries About Unrealistic Beauty Standards for Young Girls. Prince William made a surprise visit to Ark Burlington Danes Academy on Thursday to talk to students about cyberbullying. At one point, the Duke of Cambridge spoke about society's unrealistic beauty standards for women and criticized the vast amount of "fakeness" and "touched up" pictures across the web. "I worry for you girls ... so don't try and recreate or think that's what, you know, you've got to aim for," he said. "There's a lot of fakeness online so don't worry about that." Students Samara Hackett-Valton and Sophie Crowder, both 15, acknowledged the pressures William described. "I take hundreds of pictures and delete them all because they're not what I want," Hackett-Valton said. "It's because of the celebrities. If they posted pictures of themselves just out of bed that would make a huge difference." Joined by British rapper Professor Green and YouTube star Daniel Howell, William said he didn't grow up with the same online influences kids face today. "The online world is a whole new sphere that we never had to deal with," he said. "If you're trying to do your normal life and trying to get that right and make friends then you'll also try and do that online, that's a lot of pressure guys." In addition, he spoke about the mental health campaign Heads Together -- an initiative he's championed with Prince Harry and Kate Middleton over the past year. He also promoted Stop Speak Support -- an online guide that teaches people how to address cyberbullying. This isn't the first time William has addressed the topic of cyberbullying. Back in 2016, the Duke announced his plans to create an industry-led task force to address this issue. He launched the initiative in November 2017. (Eonline)

Hailey Baldwin Applauds Kylie Jenner for Handling Her Pregnancy in a ''Mature Way.'' Hailey Baldwin couldn't be more proud of her close friend Kylie Jenner. The model shared a congratulatory message to the new mom at the amfAR Gala in New York City, telling E! News' Zuri Hall she "can't wait" to meet Stormi Webster. "I'm super excited for her," Baldwin gushed. "I think that she's so awesome for doing this the way that she's done it. I think it was a really mature way for her to have handled this whole thing being 20 and welcoming a child into the world is not an easy thing for anybody, so I mean she's going to be the best mom ever." As fans know, Kylie never addressed her widely-reported pregnancy until announcing Stormi's birth in a heartfelt message and accompanying video detailing her and boyfriend Travis Scott's road to baby. Baldwin continued in our interview, "She's always been the very nurturing type of person and I just can't wait to meet the baby!" Just Wednesday, Kylie revealed the name of her newborn daughter with a new photo of Stormi grasping her mom's fingers. A source described the makeup mogul's initial introduction to motherhood as the "happiest [days] of her life," adding, "She feels like being a mom is her true calling and there's nothing that's ever felt so right. Bringing the baby home has been the greatest joy and most sacred experience, she is elated and overjoyed." Likewise, an insider told E! News Travis is "in love" with his baby girl and is "so grateful she is healthy." And as Kylie and Travis' continue to get to know little Stormi, there's no question they'll have the support of loved ones like Baldwin every step of the way. (Eonline)

2 Chainz wants to destroy Snoop Dogg at their NBA All-Star weekend celebrity game -- so, he's hired the guy who trains Joel Embiid and Dwight Howard to get him ready for the showdown. The man in charge of Tity Boi's game is Drew Hanlen -- a self-described "NBA strategic skills coach and consultant" who's insane client list also includes Bradley Beal, Jason Tatum, Kelly Oubre and more. Don't get it twisted ... Tity Boi is a LEGIT athlete -- he played college basketball at Alabama State -- but after spending months in a wheelchair with a broken leg, he's called in the big guns to make sure he's ready for Snoop. Judging by the training video, Chainz looks good -- showing off his handles, making it rain from 3, and even talking a little trash. Impressed, Snoop? (TMZ)

Paris Jackson spotted at marijuana dispensary. Paris Jackson was spotted visiting a marijuana dispensary in a pair of tiny tie-dyed shorts and mirrored shades in LA on Wednesday. The daughter of late King of Pop Michael Jackson was photographed leaving the pot palace with a paper bag. Jackson, 19, then jumped into her car in the eye-catching outfit. Earlier this month, chameleonlike Paris debuted her latest look: tousled blond locks. The face of Calvin Klein's known for quirky fashion and recently posted on Instagram "How r u a famous model and look homeless." (PageSix)

John Oliver Wouldn't Blame Meghan Markle for Calling Off the Royal Wedding. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are scheduled to tie the knot on May 19, but John Oliver says it's not too late for the former Suits star to change her mind. "I would not blame her if she pulled out of this at the last minute," he told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday's episode of The Late Show. "I don't think you need to have just seen the pilot episode of The Crown to get a basic sense of she might be marrying into a family that could cause her some emotional complications." Colbert pointed out that Oliver isn't so different from the couple. Like Harry, Oliver is British and married an American. Colbert also said the current generation of the royal family seems nice. "I mean, they are an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very silly pseudo job -- that's what she's marrying into. So, I hope she likes it. It's going to be weird for her," Oliver said. "I would not marry into the royal family. I'm a commoner. I would not be welcome, especially after what I just said." While he may not want to have the royals as in-laws, Oliver said he could theoretically be knighted. Although, he said Queen Elizabeth II probably wouldn't give him that honor after his previous comments. "She's probably ripping that up as we speak," he said. In the end, Oliver compared the royal wedding to any other exciting event. "I like royal weddings... I also like fireworks. It's a spectacle. It's something nice to look at," he said. It's probably safe to say Harry and Meghan won't be adding him to the guest list. (Eonline)

Eyebrows were raised after fitness guru Tracy Anderson announced that she is engaged to be married, for the third time, to a man who was recently seen in a glossy society magazine showing off the Hamptons house that he just built with his wife. In March 2016, Nick and Sole Riley appeared in a Town & Country feature about their 10,000-square-foot pile in East Hampton, built for them by fancy architectural firm Marmol Radziner. So it came as a surprise when Anderson posted a picture of hedgie Nick on Instagram on Monday, with the caption, "Going into the week and the rest of my life with my true loves (sic) kiss! It's only been three days and I'm already the happiest bride to be on the planet!" Apparently, her Scottish beau popped the question in Aspen, Colo., on Friday. We're told that Anderson met Nick in November, five months after Sole, a former director at JPMorgan Chase, filed for divorce. A source close to Anderson -- who has been married twice, first to basketball player Eric Anderson and then to Matt Mogol, whom she divorced in 2013 after two years of marriage -- told us, "Nick and his ex-wife had already been separated with divorce paperwork in process months before [Anderson and Nick met]." Anderson invented the Tracy Anderson Method and has trained Madonna, Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian, among others. She has gyms in New York, the Hamptons, Los Angeles and London. She has a teenage son, Sam, from her first marriage and a 5-year-old daughter, Penelope, from her second. She also dated Philippe van den Bossche, the former head of Madonna's Raising Malawi, which is said to have caused a rift with the star. Meanwhile, Nick and Sole had quite the real estate empire to divide. According to Town & Country, they were also at work on a new house in Telluride, Colo. They also owned a $12?million four-bedroom apartment, which they bought in 2014, in the famous One Madison building on Madison Park. (Page Six)

What goes around comes around, especially for Ramona Singer's ex-husband. A source told Page Six on Wednesday that Mario Singer dumped his mistress-turned-girlfriend Kasey Dexter after using a hidden camera to catch her having an affair in their West Palm Beach, Fla., home. Kasey, 36, met her new man in November and Mario, 64, found out about her tryst on Christmas, our source told us. Kasey and Mario first got together in 2013 while Mario was still married to the "Real Housewives of New York" star. Ramona, 61, and Mario split in 2014and their divorce was finalized in 2016. "Mario told Kasey he'll never marry her or have kids with her, so she f -- ked up," our source told us, claiming that he "emotionally abused her" and told her that "she's only good for fake tits and fake lips." The source also claimed that Mario had physically abused Kasey in the past, fracturing her hand during one altercation. Once Mario discovered Kasey's affair, she woke up one morning and "there were eviction papers" on her door. "He gave her 30 days to move out, but she didn't want to go anywhere because it was her home," our source said, adding that he allegedly offered Kasey thousands of dollars to vacate the premises but never coughed up the cash. Mario called the police on Kasey on Feb. 1 after he returned from New York and found her still residing in their oceanfront home, the source said. The responding officer noted in the Boca Raton police report obtained by Page Six that both sides "confirmed that the argument was verbal in nature and nothing physical had taken place" and "[Kasey] still had residency rights to the property." They "confirmed that they would be staying in separate bedrooms for the remainder of the evening" and the police left. Kasey has since applied to new apartments, but "she's living out of bags now. If she goes back, she'll get arrested for trespassing and all her stuff is there. She's going to have to go back to their apartment with a police escort," our source claimed. Despite Kasey leaving the former couple's home, Mario is still out for revenge. "He told her that he wants to ruin her life and bring her down. He's a man scorned," the source said. Still, our source insists that "Kasey didn't mean to hurt him, she just fell in love with someone else." Mario did not return our request for comment. (Page Six)

Jim Carrey urges people to delete their Facebook accounts. Delete your account. That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news. The star of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "The Mask" said on Twitter on Tuesday that he's dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the social media giant profited from Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election via spreading false news with Russian origins, and says the company is still not doing enough to stop it. The 56-year-old Carrey encouraged other investors and users to do the same. He ended his tweet with the hashtag "unfriendfacebook." Facebook has not responded to Carrey's tweet, but founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said stemming the flow of misinformation is among the company's foremost goals. (PageSix)

Kylie Jenner's in for a handful of trouble with her little girl, Stormi -- and that comes from someone who knows ... Stormy Daniels. The porn star was deep in the heart of Texas when she was asked about Kylie's choice of name for her first kid. Stormy's pretty sure it's just a coincidence -- despite the fact she was all over the news in the month before Kylie gave birth -- but she has a pretty funny warning. As President Trump's alleged mistress put it ... her name comes with a lot of expectations -- and most of 'em don't tend to make parents happy. Good luck, Kylie and Travis! (TMZ)

Artist accusing museums of conspiring to promote certain works. The art world is a corrupt cabal of dealers, museums and collectors who conspire to promote certain artists and inflate the value of their work, according to renegade artist Robert Cenedella. Cenedella -- whose colorful, satirical paintings haven't been in the mainstream since he took classes at the Art Students League in 1959 -- has filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against five NYC museums that have failed to include his work in their permanent collections: the Met, MoMA, the Whitney, the Guggenheim and the New Museum. "It's not what they show that bothers me. It's what they don't show," Cenedella told me. He hopes other artists who have been selling their work for decades -- despite being ignored by these museums -- will join him as plaintiffs in Manhattan federal court. At 77, he feels he has nothing to lose, even though he expects the sort of backlash Morley Safer experienced when he attacked the art world on "60 Minutes" in 1993. "They ganged up on him," Cenedella said. "I'm putting myself on the line. I'll be the Curt Flood of the art world," he said, referring to the baseball player whose refusal to accept a 1969 trade led to free agency. Cenedella, who was the subject of the 2016 documentary "Art Bastard," names five art galleries -- Gagosian, Marian Goodman, Pace, David Zwirner and Hauser & Wirth -- whose artists account for one-third of the solo exhibitions in the museums he's suing. "In the run-up to a major solo show, galleries often provide curators with access to archival images, pay shipping costs, pre-order hundreds of catalogues, and help finance the opening reception," the lawsuit alleges. "In other situations, dealers or art galleries will finance shows directly." "It's obvious the way they work together," Cenedella said. "It's rigged." (PageSix)

Logan Paul is teaching millions of his young followers to be cruel to animals with his dead rat taser video -- this according to PETA, which now wants the clip yanked. Lisa Lange -- PETA's Senior Vice President -- tells TMZ that the video posted this week showing Logan repeatedly firing a taser at a dead rat is repulsive, adding that it's clear he hasn't learned his lesson from the suicide forest debacle. Lange says PETA is also calling on YouTube to take Logan's clip down entirely, explaining ... "This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitize young people to cruelty to animals." She adds ... "PETA is calling on the platform to remove it." As you'll recall ... Logan's catching a new wave of backlash for his latest stunt. He tases the dead rat, lifts it from the string, and tases it again once it's in the trash. Safe to say, people are pissed. Ball's in your court, YouTube. Ya know how PETA feels about it. (TMZ)

Music

Vince Gill opens up about sexual harassment experience during concert. The #MeToo and "Time's Up" movements gained an unexpected voice this week as country music star Vince Gill opened up about his experiences with sexual harassment during a live performance in Nashville. "I was in 7th grade, and a young, dumb kid," he said. "I had a gym teacher that acted inappropriately towards me and was trying to do things that I didn't know what the hell was going on," explained Gill. "I was just fortunate that I got up and I ran. I just jumped up, and I ran. I don't know why. And I don't think I ever told anybody my whole life." Gill, 60, had been performing at the Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday for the Country Radio Seminar when he decided to get personal with the crowd. "We're living in a time right now when finally, people are having the courage to speak out about being abused," he told concertgoers. "And I think that's beyond healthy and beyond beautiful to see people finally have a voice for being wronged." The 21-time Grammy winner went on to play an unreleased song of his, titled "Forever Changed," which was inspired by his experience with sex abuse. "You put your hands where they don't belong and now her innocence is dead and gone," Gill sings. "God was watching and he knows your name / because of you, she's forever changed." The musician first revealed the run-in with his gym teacher in 2014 during an interview with Rolling Stone but has remained quiet about it ever since then. "What's been going on has even given me a little bit of courage to speak out," Gill said. (PageSix)

Victoria Beckham went from wanting nothing to do with a Spice Girls reunion to being fully on board ... largely because she wants to step out of David Beckham's shadow and do her own thing again ... sources connected to the group tell TMZ. TMZ broke the story ... the Spice Girls will reunite for a concert tour -- probably towards the end of summer -- that will begin in England and migrate over to the U.S. of A. We're told Victoria and David Beckham often do their own thing, and she's bored with being on the sidelines. Our sources say Victoria wants to "individualize herself" ... and ironically she's doing that by rejoining her group, or as she's put it, "her girls." We're told one of the allures is money. Our sources say the girls won't get paid equally, and it's pretty clear Victoria can demand more than the others. That said, as one source put it, "They are worth more as a group than they are individually, so this is a great venture for all of them." (TMZ)

The Brothers Osborne took the Grammys stage for the first time this year, but T.J. Osborne said he wasn't worried about fighting his nerves. He was more concerned about keeping his emotions in check. The reason: Joined by Eric Church and Maren Morris, he and brother John Osborne paid tribute to the victims of violence at live music events last year, including the 58 country music fans killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The brothers, Morris and Church all performed at the Las Vegas event before the night of the shooting on Oct. 1. "There's a lot of nerves around playing the Grammys because you're in front of the upper echelon of all genres there in one room," T.J., 33, told PEOPLE ahead of the performance. "I think I'll be far more emotional than I will be nervous, and so that's my worry-actually just getting through the performance in that regard." Nominated for the third time for best country duo/group performance, the brothers -- who will release their sophomore album, Port Saint Joe, on April 20 -- spoke late last month during a press conference in Nashville to promote their upcoming tour with Dierks Bentley. John Osborne, 35, said he felt "very, very fortunate to be able to play on the Grammys, especially with Eric and Maren, who are two very good friends of ours." Like his brother, he focused on the greater significance of the occasion: "The most important" aspect of the performance, he said, was simply to "honoring the victims and their families." "I just hope at the end of the day we can help heal something at least a little bit," he added. Neither hinted at what song the four artists would be performing, but it was soon revealed to be the Eric Clapton classic "Tears in Heaven," written for the guitarist's late son. "We considered a number of songs," Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammys, told the Associated Press. "We wanted something that is universal. We wanted something that spoke to the subject, which certainly this song does. When you listen to the lyric, this one certainly stood out." (People)

Steve Aoki and Elon Musk's Starman have something in common ... they're both breaking records in zero gravity, but Aoki's doing it to the tune of his own music. Steve became the first DJ Thursday to spin a set in zero gravity. He did it on planet Earth though, aboard a special converted A310 aircraft which took off from Frankfurt, Germany. Aoki's flight lasted 90 minutes, and he and 20 other lucky partygoers experienced a total of about 25 minutes of weightlessness, which judging by the footage Aoki shared on Instagram looked way more fun than clubbing with two feet on a dance floor. (TMZ)

Chance the Rapper & Dwyane Wade Are Co-Producing a New Basketball Documentary. Chance the Rapper is set to star in the upcoming thriller Slice, but first, the "No Problem" rapper is stepping behind the scenes to helm a new documentary about basketball and he's bringing Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard and fellow Chicago native Dwyane Wade along for the ride. The two Chicago stars have teamed up to executive produce Shot in the Dark, a documentary based on the lives of basketball players from a high school in Chicago. The film chronicles the lives of Chicago's Orr Academy basketball team as the young men try to balance their basketball lives with the violence and injustice they face living in the city. Shot in the Dark will also focus on the life of one the of team's star players, Tyquone Greer, who notched the winning 3-point shot at one of his games and a week later, was shot in the leg at a local party. "Shot in the Dark is an authentic and realistic look at high school sports in Chicago and what it means for our youth," Chance said in a press release. "It's not really a game for some of us." Shot in the Dark is the second film featured in FOX's new "Magnify" series, exploring the lives of athletes on and off the field. The film will premiere on Feb. 24 on FOX. (Billboard)

Maroon 5 Enlist Grammy-Winning Director David Meyers For Surreal 'Wait'. Maroon 5 dropped the video for "Wait," Thursday (Feb. 8), calling on famed director David Meyers and actress Alexandra Daddario to create a surreal breakup mess. The video is an artistic imagining of dreamlike alternate universes featuring Levine trying to win back a decided Daddario, who always escapes the singer's grasp in one way or another, and ultimately leads to his very literal unraveling. The impressive visuals are really no surprise considering Meyers' resume: He is also the director of Kendrick Lamar's award-winning "Humble," and more recently Lamar's Black Panther collaboration with SZA, "All the Stars," as well as Justin Timberlake's "Supplies." The song is a cut from Maroon 5's Red Pill Blues, the group's sixth studio album released in early November, which will gets its own backing world tour starting May 30 in Washington. (Billboard)

Thirty Seconds to Mars Announce New Album Release Date & Summer Tour. Oprah gives away free cars, and Jared Leto gives away free show tickets. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday morning (Feb. 8) and confirmed the release date of the band's upcoming fifth studio album, and announced a headlining summer tour -- gifting a ticket to a show to each audience member. The Monolith Tour will start in Canada in June and continue across the United States until its closing date in Arizona on July 22nd. And the boys won't be doing it alone: the group will be joined by Walk The Moon, K.Flay, MisterWives, Joywave, and Welshly Arms, each opening on select dates. Tickets go on sale officially on Feb. 16 at 10a.m. EST at livenation.com, and each purchase comes with a hardcopy of the new album, which is a refreshing addition in today's digital age. The band's upcoming album, which is seemingly titled as The New Album on the band's website and on iTunes, is due out April 6, but is available for preorder now. (Billboard)

Chart Beat Podcast: Is It 'God's Plan' for Drake to Be No. 1 Long-Term on the Hot 100? A look at the potential further domination of the streaming giant. Plus, Yael & Dave Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed begin a two-part look at the trends that defined 2017's biggest hits. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the charts ... is on the charts, while also looking at current chart action in a historical context for even greater insights. This week, Gary and Trevor predict that Drake could be in for a long run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "God's Plan." In its first two weeks on the chart, both at the summit, the song has logged two of the five-biggest streaming weeks of all time, even gaining to 83.3 million U.S. clicks, according to Nielsen Music, in its second frame. With airplay kicking in rapidly, and its official video likely on the way, is the song an early contender for one of 2018's biggest year-end hits? Plus, Yael and Dave Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed return to the podcast for the first of a two-part look back at the songwriting and production characteristics that defined some of 2017's biggest hits. Among the key trends of top 10 Hot 100 hits in 2017? As Yael analyzes, more featured artists and songwriters (as well as different labels) in the top 10, amid hip-hop's increased chart command. "There were seven primary genres in the top 10 of the Hot 100 in 2017," Dave notes. "Hip-hop/rap, pop, R&B/soul, dance club/electronic, rock, Latin and country. The big gainer, by far, increasing in prominence to 33 percent of songs in 2017, was hip-hop. It beat out pop as the most popular primary genre for the first time." Meanwhile, thanks to Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Bock Road," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" and J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente," country and Latin returned to the top 10 in 2017, Latin "due in part to [those songs'] high-profile featured artists Justin Bieber and Beyonce." Enjoy the entire latest Chart Beat Podcast and check back for more upcoming episodes with artists, label executives, radio programmers and personalities, songwriters, producers and more. And, to receive every episode automatically in your inbox, subscribe to (and rate) the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast on iTunes! (Billboard)

Movies

Alicia Vikander Reveals How Julianne Moore Came to Her Rescue on Set. As the star of the new Tomb Raider, Alicia Vikander is used to playing a fighter. But in a new interview with Vogue, the 29-year-old actress shared how Julianne Moore came to her defense when an unnamed man in a position of power made a joke at her expense on the set of Seventh Son. "I was really embarrassed, and I would have just laughed it off," Vikander told the magazine. "But Julianne turned to him and said, 'If you ever do that again, I'm walking out of here and I'm not coming back.'" Her eyes went glossy. "She was just, like, 'Don't you f--king say that again,'" Vikander recalled. "It showed me that she had the power. And that meant so much to me." Now, Vikander is using her power to stand up for others. The actress partnered with several other actresses -- including Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman -- to support Time's Up -- a movement that promotes equality and safety in the workplace and fights against sexual misconduct. "It was such a community that came together," Vikander said, recalling the 2018 Golden Globes, during which several stars wore black as a symbol of solidarity. "I got on the phone with Natalie, whom I'd never met, and Reese. Suddenly I felt like I made a lot of new friends. One thing that really got to me in their initial email was the fact that -- because women are not as well represented in all industries -- we often have to fight for jobs. The competition is so tough that instead of getting to know each other and working together, we learned at an early age to compete for that single spot. So then to get on the carpet yesterday and feel like I had actually made friends with the other actresses and people I admire, it was really cool." Vikander hasn't always been used to living life in the limelight. After the release of The Danish Girl -- a film that led her to win an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role -- she began to feel "anxious" and "sad." Doing press for the movie also became a stressor. "When I read things about me I thought, 'That's so far away from who I thought I am,'" she said. "It really messed with my head." However, Vikander didn't let this stop her from pursuing her career. In addition to appearing in the new Tomb Raider, she's set to appear in Submergence and Euphoria. She's also had some major changes in her personal life. In October, she married actor Michael Fassbender. "I feel I'm more happy and content than I've ever been," she said. To read her full interview, visit Vogue.com. (Eonline)

Jamie Dornan Explains Why There's No Full-Frontal Nudity in Fifty Shades Freed. Jamie Dornan has to draw the line somewhere. The 35-year-old actor flashed part of his penis during a sexy montage with Dakota Johnson in Focus Features' 2015 hit Fifty Shades of Grey, and in subsequent interviews, he mulled over the idea of baring even more of his body in future installments of the film trilogy. But, as he explains in a new interview with ELLE, he ultimately decided to keep his privates...well, private. Asked about a rumor that the studio offered him an additional $1 million to do full-frontal nudity in Fifty Shades Freed (out Friday), he laughed, "It was $30 million -- to show one testicle." "No, that whole thing with offering more money to go nude?" he asked. "That didn't happen." And who knows? Dornan might've agreed to show his genitals onscreen, had any of the films' directors felt it was integral to the main characters' love story. "I don't know if I said I wouldn't. You see my arse quite a lot. That doesn't really bother me. You see a lot of Dakota's tits. I would show my tits if I had them. I just thought, 'We don't need to be flashing the rest if it's not essential to the story,'" he explains. "We're not making porn, as much as people think we are." (Two years ago, Johnson said she was in favor of Dornan exposing himself on camera. As she said on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, "Everyone wants to see the D!") In the interview, Dornan also elaborates on the modesty pouch story he recently told Jimmy Kimmel. "You're sort of presented with a few options and sizes. They're all skin-colored -- but, like, if you'd gotten jaundice. That color. Like an ill person. I picked one out. Everyone had left the room. As I was putting it on, I saw a little label stitched inside. It said, 'Inmate No. 3,'" he says. Thinking it'd been used, "I very nearly puked. As my genitals came to a rest at the bottom of this thing, I thought, 'Someone has worn this.' I actually called the wardrobe assistant. I was like, 'Dude, what the f--k? This is secondhand?' He said, 'No, trust me.' But he lost my trust." (Eonline)

Venom's First Teaser Trailer Explores Eddie Brock's "Demons" Fans got their first look at Marvel Studios' Venom Thursday morning. In a voiceover, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) teases his life-changing encounter with an alien symbiote as flashes from his past, present and future appear onscreen. "Everyone's got their thing. Maybe it's a breakup, a death, an accident...whatever it is, you used to be one thing," he says. "Now, you're something else." And by something else, he means a Brooklyn-based supervillain and antihero. "We all have our own problems, our own issues, our own...demons." The teaser trailer shows fans a brief glimpse of the symbiote imprisoned within a glass container, and later its black essence is shown spreading through Eddie's body. Fans will likely get to see Hardy in character as Venom when the full trailer drops (hopefully sooner than later). Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom stars Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake and Michelle Williams as Ann Weying. The film, distributed through Sony Pictures, will debut in theaters Oct. 5, 2018. (Eonline)

The stars from Clint Eastwood's '15:17 to Paris' want a shot at Hollywood ... and dammit we here at TMZ are gonna do W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R it takes to help make it happen. We got Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone -- the real-life heroes who in 2015 foiled a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris -- Wednesday night after an appearance on 'The Daily Show.' We first asked Alek if there's a future for him in Tinseltown. Ya gotta see how the Oregon National Guardsman reacted. We asked Anthony and Spencer -- U.S. Air Force Airmen First Class -- the same thing and they make no bones about it ... they're champing at the bit. BTW ... the 3 childhood friends took no acting classes and starred in this flick whose trailer can be described with 1 word -- goosebumps. (TMZ)

Judd Apatow and others are coming down on Quentin Tarantino's Charles Manson movie before it gets started. Tarantino has defended himself this week against claims by Uma Thurman that he was "negligent to the point of criminality" over a car crash on the set of "Kill Bill: Volume 2" -- admitting, "it is one of the biggest regrets of my life." He was also criticized for defending director Roman Polanski in a past interview about Polanski's 1977 sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old -- saying, "That's not rape." Apatow tweeted, "Tarantino also ignored Daryl Hannah's complaints when she was harassed by Harvey Weinstein .?.?. And now Tarantino is going to make a movie about Polanski," whose wife Sharon Tate was murdered by the "Manson family" in 1969. "Why is someone financing this?" Apatow asked. Others have suggested boycotting the film when it comes out. Sony is backing the $100 million project and did not get back to us. Leo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie were rumored to be attached to the film, although sources tell Page Six nothing's official and no deals are in place. The Tarantino scrutiny comes at the same time a film starring Hilary Duff as Tate has been blasted by Tate's sister. "It doesn't matter who it is acting in it -- it's just tasteless. It's classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event," Debra Tate told People. Meanwhile, "American Psycho" director Mary Harron is making yet another Manson movie, "Charlie Says," starring Matt Smith of "Doctor Who." (Page Six)

CAA Signs 'Assassin's Creed' Scribe Michael Lesslie. He will serve as showrunner on AMC and BBC One's upcoming limited series 'Little Drummer Girl.' CAA has signed screenwriter and playwright Michael Lesslie, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He previously was with WME. Lesslie co-wrote Fox's adaptation of the popular video game franchise Assassin's Creed for director Justin Kurzel and which starred Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. He also worked with Kurzel and Fassbender previously, having helped adapt 2015's Macbeth in his feature screenwriting debut. He's adapting another Shakespeare classic, Hamlet, with Riz Ahmed at Netflix. Ahmed, a friend of Lesslie from their Oxford University days, will also star in the modern-day retelling. Lesslie will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the BBC and AMC's upcoming limited series adaptation of John le Carre's The Little Drummer Girl, starring Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Shannon. All six episodes will be directed by Park Chan-wook. Lesslie continues to be represented by agent Rachel Holroyd at Casarotto Ramsay in the U.K. and by attorneys Richard B. Heller and Amy Nickin at Frankfurt Kurnit. (Hollywood Reporter)

Box-Office Preview: 'Fifty Shades Freed' to Dominate '15:17 to Paris,' 'Peter Rabbit'. The 'Fifty Shades' threequel closes out Universal's profitable BDSM-laced film trilogy. Universal's Fifty Shades Freed is set to seduce the competition at the pre-Valentine's box office with a debut of $30 million or more. The threequel closes out the female-fueled film franchise based on the BDSM-laced novels by E.L. James. Dakota Johnson once again stars as Anastasia Steele, while Jamie Dornan reprises the role of Dorian Grey. Upon the opening of Fifty Shades Freed, the movie series will zoom past the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Overseas, the movie opens in most markets, including France, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Japan and the U.K. The weekend's other two nationwide entires are Sony's family film Peter Rabbit and terrorist drama 15:17 to Paris. A CGI/live-action hybrid, Peter Rabbit should hop to an opening in the mid-teens. James Corden voices the iconic rabbit created by author Beatrix Potter. The voice cast also includes Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne. Prolific director Clint Eastwood returns to the marquee with The 15:17 to Paris, a recounting of the three Americans who helped thwart an attack on a French train in 2016. Village Roadshow Entertainment and Warner Bros. partnered on the film, which is anticipating a domestic debut in the $10 million to $12 million range. 15:17 opens day and date in 23 foreign markets, including France. In an unusual turn, Eastwood cast the real-life heroes as his film's stars -- Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

The Big Brother: Celebrity Edition Premiere Was a Surprising Amount of Fun. Well, it's here. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition has officially started and we're not quite sure what to make of it yet. We definitely didn't expect the first ten minutes to involve a strange Big Time Rush vs. Sugar Ray fight about vocals, or to be as bothered by James Maslow as we were. Of all the "celebs" in that house, we took issue with the Nickelodeon kid?! We only fully realized we were rooting against James when it was down to him and Shannon Elizabeth in the Head of Household challenge, which forced the houseguests to hold onto giant statues in the air while being pelted with all manner of things: water, makeup, paint, an awkward off-off-off Broadway musical led by former houseguest Paul Abrahamian... Of course, the most automatically interesting houseguest was Omarosa, and either Julie Chen is great at lying about numbers or it was just a complete coincidence that the former Apprentice/White House star was deemed safe from eviction this week. Given the fact that all the women rallied around her and the fact that we immediately decided we were Team All the Women, this was a weirdly good thing. We even enjoyed her commentary from the ground as James was trying to make deals as he slipped down the statue. What a complicated relationship we have with this woman! In the end, James fell spectacularly, and Shannon Elizabeth was named first Head of Household. It was beautiful. But then, as expected, Julie had a twist. Each celeb got a gift bag, and some of those gift bags simply contain Big Brother swag. Other gift bags contain the power to recast Head of Household, but you had to wait to see how that plays out in the Thursday night's episode. We'll also have to wait to find out if this all-women alliance works out, because it never, ever does on this show. Is it weird that we've got faith in Omarosa and Marissa Jaret Winokur? How do we already care? How are we already rooting for and against people? We're clearly invested, but the real question is will we still be invested after 13 episodes over two and a half weeks? TBD. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition airs Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8 p.m. on CBS. (Eonline)

'Altered Carbon': How Joel Kinnaman's Exit Could Impact Season 2. Netflix's new sci-fi drama will need to find a new leading man, should it return for a second cycle. [This story contains spoilers from season one of Netflix's Altered Carbon.] It's official: Takeshi Kovacs will need to be relieved. Altered Carbon star Joel Kinnaman has signed on for a lead role opposite Mireille Enos in Amazon Studios' forthcoming adaptation of Hanna, signaling a reunion for the two stars of The Killing. It also marks the end of Kinnaman's reign on Altered Carbon, which premiered its entire first season earlier this month on Netflix. Kinnaman headlined the first season of Altered Carbon as Takeshi Kovacs, a time and body-displaced soldier-turned-reluctant detective who lives in a future world where human mortality has been conquered. Hundreds of years after his most recent death, Kovacs wakes up in a brand new body (or "sleeve," as it's called in the show's universe) and is recruited to solve a murder. Kinnaman played the dual role of Kovacs and Ryker, a police officer framed for a crime he didn't commit, whose "stack" (aka his soul) was removed from his sleeve pending further review. Using Ryker's sleeve, Kovacs embarks on a long and violent quest to unmask a killer, with unexpectedly painful and personal results. At the end of the first season, after finishing his investigation, Kovacs surrenders Ryker's sleeve to the authorities, and assumes a new identity. The series stops short of revealing Kovacs' new sleeve; instead, his final appearance is as a silhouette, departing the futuristic Bay City for parts unknown. In the Richard K. Morgan novel trilogy on which Altered Carbon is based, Kovacs wears different sleeves of different ethnicities across the three books. Indeed, his original form is of Japanese and Eastern European descent, with Fast and Furious veteran Will Yun Lee playing the role of Kovacs in numerous extensive season one flashbacks -- most notably the show's seventh episode, which features Lee as Kovacs for the vast majority of the runtime. Considering the character's shifting physical form, then, the decision for Altered Carbon to move on without Kinnaman is in line with the source material. It's certainly not a decision that comes as a surprise to the actor himself. (Sources tell THR that Kinnaman had only a one-year deal with Altered Carbon. And while the series is generating strong reviews, the streaming giant has yet to officially renew the drama.) "I don't think so, no," Kinnaman recently said when asked about the odds of returning for a second season of Altered Carbon. "We have no idea what the second season would be, but my guess is that they would follow the two other books, and they are all on completely different planets, completely different worlds, and my guess is -- and I don't know -- my guess is that it's sort of going to be an anthology show where maybe a couple of the characters continue into the next season. But no one knows what's going on in the second season." The second book of Morgan's Kovacs trilogy, called Broken Angels, sees the protagonist relieved as a mercenary, caught in the middle of a high-stakes conflict involving remnants of a fallen Martian empire. Whether or not Netflix's adaptation of the series follows suit? That's another question entirely -- as is the matter of whether or not Altered Carbon will even return for a second season. If it does see a second year, however, we now know the show will follow the book's lead with a new actor embodying Kovacs' latest sleeve. (Hollywood Reporter)

'The Killing' Stars Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos Reunite to Topline Amazon's 'Hanna' TV Series. The casting comes after Kinnaman's one-year deal to topline 'Altered Carbon' for Netflix. Meanwhile, Esme Creed-Miles will take on the title role in the Amazon reboot. Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos are reuniting on the small screen. The stars of AMC-turned-Netflix drama The Killing have been tapped to topline Amazon Studios' adaptation of Hanna, with newcomer Esme Creed-Miles set for the title role. Kinnaman's casting comes as he's currently generating strong reviews for his role in Netflix drama Altered Carbon. The actor will not return for a likely second season of the drama after he signed a one-year deal to star. Hanna, picked up to series in May, is based on Joe Wright's 2011 film that Saoirse Ronan. It is a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama that follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Enostakes on the role of Marissa, an efficient and ruthless agent who has risen up the ranks of the CIA. However, beneath her cool exterior is a deeply buried secret that continues to haunt her. The reappearance of Hanna and her father Erik threaten to expose the past she has worked to repress. Kinnaman will portray Erik, a hardened, intuitive and uncompromising soldier and mercenary, who, for the past 15 years, has raised his daughter in the remote forests of northern Poland. Isolated from the world he once knew, he has trained Hanna in every method of survival, with his only goal, to keep her safe. But, his teenage daughter begins to seek freedom from the restricted haven he has created. Creed-Miles (Dark River) takes on her first leading role as Hanna, an extraordinary teenage girl who has lived all her life in a forest in Northern Poland until becoming the heart of an unraveling conspiracy. Hanna feels she must leave the confinement of the forest to experience life, but once in the world, Hanna is hunted by and others connected to Hanna's hidden origins and exceptional abilities. David Farr, who co-wrote the original Focus Features film and most recently adapted John Le Carre's The Night Manager at AMC, penned the script. Wright will not be involved with the project. Sarah Adina Smith (Legion) will direct the pilot. JoAnn Alfano exec produces for NBCUniversal International Studios, with Andrew Woodhead overseeing for Working Title Television. Marty Adelstein, who produced the original film, and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios will also exec produce. Tom Coan co-exec produces, as Hugh Warren produces. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will also be credited as EPs for Working Title. "I'm thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the calibre of Mireille and Joel to play our adult leads. And in Esme Creed-Miles I believe we have discovered a star of the future-she is going to be a very special Hanna," Farr said. "Hanna aims to be both a raw-knuckle ride and a deeply touching family drama. It has the visceral excitement of a genuine conspiracy thriller but also the simple humanity of a rites of passage drama. Hanna is in a very unusual family. She's a very special teenager. But all teenagers think they're abnormal. She's just a little more abnormal than most." Enos, who recently did two seasons of ABC Shondaland drama The Catch, and Kinnaman spent four seasons starring on The Killing, the first three for AMC with Netflix saving the series from cancellation for a final, abbreviated run. Enos is repped by CAA, Gartner/Green Entertainment and attorney Mitch Smelkinson. Kinnaman is with WME, Magnolia Entertainment and attorney Creed Miles. Smith is with WME and Principato-Young. (Hollywood Reporter)

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