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Monday, March 26, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd Are Married. Congrats to Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd! The country stars are married. Yeehaw! Morris, 27, and Hurd, 31, tied the knot on Saturday in Nashville, TN., E! News has learned. The two got engaged last July. They have been together since December 2015 and have been friends for more than four years. A day before their wedding, Hurd released his new song "Diamonds or Twine." "I played this song for Maren the night we got engaged," he said in a statement. "We were at the lake in Michigan, on the dock, and I will never forget that moment." Sample lyrics include "You know when you know / You hear that all your life / Well whoever they are / Turns out they were right / The sunshine, the good times / Yeah we've got a few behind us / But when the bad times come / I ain't gonna run." Earlier this week, Morris posted a photo of her and Hurd on her Instagram, with the caption, "Writing vows, feeling sentimental AF and dreaming of this guy being my freaking husband in a few days." Morris had talked about her and Hurd's upcoming wedding in an interview with E! News on the red carpet at the 2017 CMA Awards in November. "We have a date now -- it's March 24. I feel like all the corners are knocked out. We've got the location, the date, the guest list -- kind of -- and I've got the groom!" she said. "So, that's the most important part." "Ryan and I want it to feel like us, so it's going to be a party," she added. There's going to be a margarita bar, oyster bar, a Motown DJ, my dog. All of it!" This story was first reported by People. (Eonline)

Stanley Tucci's Wife Felicity Blunt Is Pregnant With Baby No. 2. Surprise! Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt have another baby on the way. The literary agent has not discussed her second pregnancy publicly. Rather, Felicity let her baby bump speak for itself by joining him at the Guggenheim Museum's screening of Final Portrait in New York City Thursday. Felicity's sister, Emily Blunt, and friend, Blake Lively, were seen rubbing her belly on the red carpet. It's unclear how far along she is; E! News has reached out to Stanley's rep for comment. The parents-to-be met in 2010 during Emily's wedding to John Krasinski. They got engaged in Berlin a year later and exchanged vows in a private ceremony in 2012. They celebrated their marriage with a group of friends a few weeks later, where Steve Buscemi served as best man and Oliver Platt was a groomsman. Guests included Patricia Clarkson, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep -- and a few of the A-listers also attended the Final Portrait screening. Stanley and Felicity welcomed a son, Mateo Tucci, in early 2015. "I'm very excited to be a dad. It's incredible," the actor admitted to Us Weekly just before Mateo's birth. "I'm most excited to have a baby with Felicity and for the baby to be healthy." After Mateo's birth, Stanley issued a funny statement, saying, "I believe he is mine. We are all thrilled to welcome him to this cold, cruel world. We are all thrilled that he is here and healthy." Stanley also has three children with his late wife Kate Tucci, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009; the 57-year-old actor also helped her two children from her previous marriage. Three years ago, Stanley admitted he felt "guilty" when he first began dating Felicity, as Kate had only died a year before they met. "It was very hard to go on vacations at first -- really hard to go with Felicity someplace," the actor said. "I felt guilty. It's horrible. You always feel guilty." Stanley left the U.S. and moved to the U.K. for Felicity, and he keeps a few pictures of Kate on display at their home. "Not that many," he clarified, "but I would have difficulty [not paying tribute to Kate]. And especially when we first met, it was only two years after Kate died. So... " In the end, Stanley is happier than ever with Felicity. "English women are a bit more relaxed than Americans," Stanley mused in an interview with the U.K.'s The Times. "You do swear and drink more, but I like that. I find that very attractive." (Eonline)

Jerry Rice was all dressed up in his tux Saturday night, so he decided to make the evening super special by proposing to his fiancee for all to see!!! Jerry got on stage at the DeBartolo Family Foundation all-star charity gala and uttered the 4 magic words that changes lives. His girlfriend Latisha Pelayo became his fiancee with a simple head nod. The proposal went down at the Waterside Mariott Hotel in Tampa, Florida and the audience ate it up. The retired football great and "Dancing with the Stars" runner-up didn't break a sweat as he bent to the ground with ring in hand. It will be 55-year-old Rice's second marriage and it's a long time in coming. They've been dating since 2008. Congrats!!! (TMZ)

Danielle Fishel Engaged to Drop the Mic Producer Jensen Karp. Danielle Fishel is officially off the market! The 36-year-old Boy Meets World alum announced her engagement to Drop the Mic executive producer, Jensen Karp, on Instagram. "I woke up today thinking it would be a normal day and it was anything but normal," she wrote. "I put on my Genghis Cohen t-shirt and went to see @jensenclan88 at work where I proceeded to screw up a very romantic marriage proposal by being too efficient (this is very on brand for me). The future Mr. and Mrs. Karp are now engaged and no one is more excited than I am." The show's co-host, Hailey Baldwin, also shared the exciting news on her Instagram story. "We have a Drop the Mic engagement!!!!!!" Baldwin wrote, paired with a photo of Fishel and Karp. While it's unclear how long the pair have been dating, Karp has been sharing photos of Fishel on Instagram since last June. And back in November, Fishel uploaded a video with a heartwarming post on Instagram in honor of her man's birthday. "I'm not fond of public happy birthday messages but you're my exception," she wrote. "With certainty I can say there's not a single person who knows you who wouldn't say you've made his or her life better in some way. You encourage and motivate people to be the best version of themselves, partially because you've worked so hard on yourself and know the benefits of self-improvement first-hand." She concluded, "You are my partner, the only man with whom I'd hold hands while he's wearing socks and sandals, the brightest light in my life, the answer to a prayer, my biggest supporter, the power moons that fuel my ship, and the only proof I need to know I'm lucky. Special shout-out to Larry Karp and @haroldine for getting you here and raising you to be the MAN I am proud to call mine. Happy birthday, @Jensenclan88." As E! News previously reported, Fishel married Tim Belusko in 2013, though the couple's divorce was finalized in May 2016 after two years of marriage. Congrats to the newly engaged couple! (Eonline)

Katie Lee Is Engaged! Katie Lee is serving up some romance! The Food Network star and cookbook author revealed on Instagram Thursday evening that she is engaged to television producer Ryan Biegel. "I said yes," Katie captioned her announcement while displaying her engagement ring for the very first time. It appears the special proposal occurred at the La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa as the pair enjoyed a getaway to the City of Light. They also enjoyed dinner at Chez Georges earlier in the week. As soon as the announcement was made, famous friends including Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Ayesha Curry expressed their excitement on the post. Over the years, Katie has found great success in the food space with her signature recipes and personality. In addition to starring on cooking shows including Beach Bites with Katie Lee and The Kitchen, Katie has written books such as Endless Summer and The Comfort Table. Not to be outdone, Ryan has been a producer on several successful shows including Top Chef, Real Housewives of New York City and Best Bars in America. And when not working on various projects through the small screen, chances are you can find these two exploring the world and all of the world's greatest foods. "Sure can't tell how much pasta she just ate by looking at her," Ryan recently joked on Instagram while enjoying a vacation in Italy with his leading lady. "#loveagirlwhoeats #pasta #italy #nocarbleftbehind #travel." Congratulations to the couple on their special engagement. (Eonline)

Meghan Markle Just Dropped Her Own Major Royal Baby Hint! With just weeks to go before Kate Middleton gives birth to her third child, her future sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, is already thinking about her own royal baby! While touring the campus of Northern Ireland's next-generation science park on Friday with fiance Prince Harry, the couple met a husband and wife team who make innovative and hypoallergenic baby products. Pointing to the products from Shnuggle, Meghan said: "I'm sure at some point we'll need the whole thing." The products on display included a baby bath that allows the baby to sit up, a changing mat and a Moses basket. "It's very sweet," Meghan said. Sinead Murphy, who founded the company with her husband Adam, told reporters, "They seemed very engaged with the products. Harry was particularly interested in the bath. I wonder if he has witnessed bath time with his nephew or niece." "As soon as he saw the bum bump [which stops the baby from slipping down] he understood immediately," she continued. "He said, 'Oh, non-slip.'" Asked about the significance of Markle's baby hint, she added, "With an upcoming marriage it's likely there is going to be an announcement in the next few years. No pressure on the lovely couple!" Harry and Meghan both share a love of kids. Harry can't resist sharing a special moment with little ones at royal events -- and the feeling is mutual. He also supports several charities that work to better the lives of children all over the world. Meghan has also proven she has a way with children. She has traveled to Rwanda to work on behalf of kids. And she regularly posted sweet snaps hanging out with her friends' kids during her downtime. The couple are set to tie the knot on May 19 at Windsor Castle. The palace shared a few new details about the upcoming royal wedding on Thursday, including that around 600 invitations are now on their way to lucky guests in the mail! (People)

Drew Barrymore's Kids "Love" Ever After, But One of Her Movies Shocked Them. Drew Barrymore's list of TV and movie credits date back to 1980 and include everything from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to Family Guy and now Santa Clarita Diet. In her current role on the Netflix comedy, Barrymore plays Sheila Hammond, a real estate agent who, well, dies. And then lives again as a zombie. So, technically undead. The role has Barrymore eating all sorts of simulated human body parts and is a little too mature for her children, Olive, born in 2012, and Frankie, born in 2014, to see just yet, so "it'll be years down the line" before she shows it to them, Barrymore said. "I feel like my daughter, Olive, because she sort of has a little bit of the weight of world on her shoulders, but likes the sort of strange funniness, I think she's really going to get it. I think Frankie because she has this great lisp -- I wonder where she got it from -- but she'll to be like, 'What are they doing?' And Olive's going to be watching it like, 'Uh-huh,'" Barrymore said. Timothy Olyphant, Joel Hammond on Santa Clarita Diet, said this is the only project of his that his teen kids have seen. "My kids haven't seen anything, nor do I think they may ever," he said. The Justified veteran's daughter even has a cameo in this season of Santa Clarita Diet. "God, what have I done?" Olyphant joked. As for Barrymore's other projects, she tried Charlie's Angels, but the opening scene featuring an explosion and their mother didn't exactly sit right. E.T. is next, however there is a current favorite. "My daughters, I'm proud to say, love Ever After, and they watch that a lot," she said. Santa Clarita Diet season two drops on Netflix on Friday, March 23. (Eonline)

How Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Keep Their Marriage Stronger Than Ever. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are still going strong! The two parents were recently out for a date night in NYC, which turned into a double date with Emily Blunt and hubby John Krasinski. Although the couple is fairly private, they were showing a ton of sweet PDA on the carpet. Over the course of their marriage, they have managed to make us laugh and even shed a few happy tears. So what keeps their marriage so strong? It could be how often they troll each other on social media! Plus, it doesn't hurt that they're both easy on the eyes. How did Ryan poke fun at Blake in the trailer for his new movie? (Eonline)

Colin Firth and Wife Livia Make First Public Appearance Since Affair and Stalking Scandal. Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli are still going strong, despite the affair and stalking scandal that broke earlier this month. The couple made their first public appearance together at the Chopard Press Conference at Baselworld 2018 in Basel, Switzerland on Thursday alongside Julianne Moore. Livia hosted the Q & A event, in which Colin and Julianne discussed Chopard's latest initiative. The couple's public appearance Thursday comes just two weeks after Livia admitted to having a past affair with her alleged stalker. In a statement to E! News on March 9, the couple's rep addressed Livia's former romance with Marco Brancaccia. "A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate. During that time Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr. Brancaccia. The Firths have since reunited," the rep told E! News. "Subsequently, Mr. Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented. As a consequence of his stalking, threats and refusal to desist, the legal complaint was lodged with the Italian authorities." The couple's rep also said they never spoke publicly about the affair for "obvious reasons." But Colin and Livia felt the need to address it when La Repubblica published details of the police investigation prompted by Giuggioli's accusations. "The reporting this week on this case is understood to be the consequence of a leaked court document," the rep added. "This is greatly to be regretted. It does not serve the interests of any of the parties involved." Italian journalist Brancaccia denied the stalking allegations to The Times on March 9 and to People days later, telling the magazine that he's only contacted the couple a few times since his 11-month affair with the Livia came to an end in 2016. "The reality is that Livia and I have known each other since we were youths, then in 2015-2016 we had an 11-month love affair," Brancaccia told the publication. "After it ended in June 2016 I never called her again. I did send her two WhatsApp messages, one happy birthday [text message] and an email to Colin, the latter which I truly regret." He went on to share, "It was sent out in a moment of frustration, sadness -- a terrible moment. In the email to Colin -- which now in retrospect I truly regret sending -- I informed him of the affair I had with Livia. I would never now send that email. It was a terrible mistake, so much so that I even apologized. But to go from that to being made out to be a stalker is just not right." (Eonline)

Sara Sampaio "Felt Violated" After Magazine Published Topless Photo of Her. "Models are expected to show up on set, just be pretty, do our job and not say a word," Victoria's Secret Angel Sara Sampaio told NET-A-PORTER's digital magazine, PorterEdit. Well, she's defying industry expectations. Last year, Lui released its Fall 2017 issue featuring the 26-year-old model on its cover. The image was of a topless Sampaio laying on her side, wrapped in a fur-lined jacket with her breast exposed. Inside the magazine, another photo showed the star in a wet white tank top, both nipples visible. According to the model, she did not want to pose with any nudity, so the French magazine allegedly signed an agreement. According to PorterEdit, she claims the magazine told her the image of her in the jacket would only be used from the neck up as they wanted to photograph her wet skin. "I felt violated," the star told NET-A-PORTER's PorterEdit of when the images were made public. "So, what, now every time I'm on a set, do I have to delete the photos to make sure nobody uses them?" The catwalk pro further explained her aversion to nudity for men's magazines. "I'm fine with nudity. I have done nudity in the past, but I don't do nudity for men's magazines," she noted to the online magazine. "I can suggest nudity, but I don't want to show my boobs to a men's magazine." The model first spoke out publicly against the magazine in October 2017 in the hopes of not only sharing her story, but also to demonstrate to fellow models that they have a right to make decisions about their body and image no matter how the industry may perceive them. "I was reluctant even scared about posting this but now more than ever is important to speak out!" she wrote to her social media followers at the time. "When we do open our mouths, we're branded as difficult, opinionated, troublemakers; we are told that we don't know what we are talking about," she told PorterEdit. While the industry is a female-dominated one, "we are still not respected," Sampaio added to PorterEdit. "We are still exploited. And it's such a disposable industry that girls feel like they can't say anything, because there will be some other girl out there who will just do it." E! News has reached out to Lui for comment. (Eonline)

Drew Barrymore was in a 'dark and fearful' place during divorce. To Drew Barrymore, the script for "Santa Clarita Diet" couldn't have come at a worse time. "I had actually stopped acting for several years because I wanted to raise my kids," she told Willie Geist in a sneek peak of an interview airing on "Sunday Today," of her two daughters Olive and Frankie. "But then a shift happened in my life and I was separating from their father and it was just a very difficult time. I definitely personally was in a very dark and fearful place and then this script came along and I was like 'yeah I don't think this is a good time.'" Barrymore, who split from husband Will Kopelman in 2016, then explained that eventually she learned that the timing of the new show was perfect. "Sometimes when you think something is the worst timing and the worst idea, it can actually become a thing that saves you and pulls you out and gives you a new focus and empowerment and switches your constant stuck way of thinking and feeling and put it into something else that might actually get you to a healthier place faster." The actress stars in the horror-comedy series alongside Timothy Olyphant, where she plays his zombie wife who craves human flesh. The show, which both Barrymore and Olyphant executive produce alongside creator Victor Fresco, first aired in February 2017 and is now in its second season. The actress's full interview will air on Sunday on NBC. (PageSix)

Justin Bieber Is OK After Car Crash in West Hollywood. Justin Bieber was driving his Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV in West Hollywood on Friday night when he was rear-ended by a driver in a Ranger Rover. No injuries were reported. A police spokesperson said cops were called to the scene of the accident, which took place on Sunset Boulevard, but did not make a report. A fan of the singer recorded the aftermath of the crash on video and posted it to Twitter, while paparazzi photos were taken as well. Bieber's vehicle, which is worth at least $100,000, suffered what appeared to be damage to its rear spare tire cover, while the Range Rover looked totaled, with its front completely smashed. Bieber, wearing a pink hoodie, khaki shorts, pink socks and black tennis shoes, was seen examining the back of his car and exchanging information with the other driver, later giving them two thumbs up, while police stood by. Bieber has been involved in a few minor car crashes before. (Eonline)

An employee at Kanye West's company suffered a severe leg injury on the job, and it was so bad he had to be airlifted to the hospital ... TMZ has learned. Sources at the Calabasas Tech Center -- where the rapper's office is located -- tell us ... the man was transporting a heavy piece of machinery Friday, possibly used for making Kanye's Yeezy shoes, when it fell over and landed on his foot. We're told he let out a loud scream and was stuck under the equipment for several minutes, and it took at least 7 people to lift it and remove his foot. Law enforcement sources tell us ... they responded to a call about the incident after 5 PM, and confirm people were able to lift the machine off the guy when they arrived, but his injury was so bad it required airlift transpo for emergency medical care. The extent of his injury is unclear at this time. (TMZ)

Alan Cumming's club suspends live music. Alan Cumming's club will be without live music until further notice. "Due to an administrative oversight on our part, Club Cumming must suspend all live music and DJ's pending a decision by the State Liquor Authority," the actor wrote on Instagram on Friday night. "We are confident this issue will be worked out soon... " On Thursday, Page Six reported that the East Village club had not applied for a live music license, -- in what was described to us as a "rookie mistake," -- and currently being investigated by the SLA for not complying. The club, which opened in the fall of 2017 and boasts performances by Amanda Lepore, eclectic DJs and appearances by the "Instinct" star himself, will remain open according to the actor's post, and will continue to hold ongoing events such as "Knit at Night" and "Drink and Draw." The venue is still holding a petition in effort to be granted the correct license. "We thank you all for your support while we work on resolving this issue and ask that if you do stop by the bar please sign our petition to allow live music at Club Cumming," he concluded. (PageSix)

John Mahoney, the beloved dad on "Frasier," left behind millions of dollars ... and TMZ's learned there's a long list of potential benefactors. John's friend, Bernard Dowling, filed legal docs in Cook County, Illinois to open a probate case for his estate. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, John's estate is worth north of $5 million, including around $300k worth of real estate. There are also 38 relatives and friends listed as potential benefactors. TMZ broke the story ... John died in hospice care back in February. As we first reported ... the official causes of death included brain disease, lung cancer and seizures. He also suffered from kidney disease and diabetes. John played Kelsey Grammer's cranky father, Martin Crane, for 11 seasons on the hit sitcom. He was 77. (TMZ)

Rest easy Gronk, the scumbag who allegedly broke into your Massachusetts house is behind bars. Gronkowski's house was burglarized on February 5 ... while RG was in Minnesota for the Super Bowl. Gronk's bedroom was locked, so the burglars never entered his room ... however, stuff was taken from the house. After a 6-week investigation, Foxborough PD announced they arrested a man named Anthony Almeida -- 31 years old. Almeida was charged with breaking and entering, 2 counts of receiving stolen property, and malicious destruction of property. Police say they recovered an Apple Watch, a Rolex, and 2 rare coins. They are still looking for multiple firearms that were taken. But that's not all ... cops are on the hunt for 2 other men they believe also participated in the robbery. FYI -- Gronk PERSONALLY made the 911 call ... saying "This isn't an emergency ... this is just uh, Rob Gronkowski calling. And while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while on the Super Bowl trip and I just got back." (TMZ)

Adam Hicks' Arraignment Postponed, Disney Star Ordered to Have Further Medical Evaluation. Adam Hicks' arraignment has been postponed, E! News has learned. Back in January, the 25-year-old actor, who starred in the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth, was charged with felony second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree robbery after allegedly carrying out several armed robberies in Los Angeles with a woman believed to be his girlfriend, Danni Tamburro. In February, Adam appeared in court for his arraignment, which was continued until Friday, (March 23). Adam, who has remained in custody since his last court date, appeared in a Burbank courtroom with a new haircut, a bowl cut that was parted down the middle. He sat in the defendant area off to the right while still in handcuffs and wore his orange jumpsuit. He did not speak at all and just sat quietly while his attorney addressed the court. Adam's attorney notified the judge that due to an ongoing medical mental health issue that had progressed, Adam is "not currently in a state where he can assist in his defense." He was evaluated by a medical professional while in custody and the medical professional and Adam's attorney both concluded he understands the legal process but based on psychiatric conditions he's currently experiencing they are now in a situation where he can't have a conversation about his defense based on "his current perception of reality." Rather than have him re-evaluated in Burbank, the attorney asked the court to submit Adam to the proper department for further evaluation. They submitted this motion under seal. The judge put the arraignment on hold and ordered Adam to have further medical evaluation and is transferring him to a mental health courthouse for examination and for a status hearing on April 6 at the mental health court. The judge also set a non-appearance hearing on calendar for April 9 for Adam's counsel to appear in Burbank court to report to the judge the status of Adam's April 6 mental health court hearing. Based on the outcome his case will resume either with defense or further medical evaluation. (Eonline)

Russell Simmons Denies New Rape Allegations Made in $10 Million Lawsuit. Russell Simmons is being sued by a woman who claims the music mogul raped her -- an accusation he "vehemently" denies. In court documents obtained by E! News, the alleged victim who goes by Jane Doe claims she attended a concert with her elementary school student son. Russell approached the pair and invited them backstage to meet the artists performing. He then invited the mom to a hotel bar after her son was dropped off at a babysitter. According to the plaintiff, Russell said he had to get something from his hotel room and asked the woman to accompany him. "After entering the room, Russell shut the door and said 'I am going to f--k you,'" the plaintiff's team claimed in court documents. "Russell threw her on the bed and raped her." "I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me," Russell later said in a statement to E! News. "They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests. I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, 'Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?' I passed all of the lie detector tests." The alleged victim says there is at least one witness who saw her leaving the hotel room in tears. She also says several people were told about the rape at or near the time of the assault. In recent months, at least 14 women have accused the Def Jem co-founder of sexual misconduct, which he has denied. "These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual," he said in a previous statement. "I am devastated by any reason I may have given to anyone to say or think of me in the ways that are currently being described. In recent weeks, some former business, creative and romantic partners have aired grievances as claims I categorically reject. In some of these instances, financial motives and direct contradictory witness testimony has been supplied to the media, which has been completely left out of stories. The current allegations range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful. The presumption of innocent until proven guilty must not be replaced by 'Guilty by Accusation.'" He added, "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." As for Russell's newest lawsuit, the plaintiff is asking for $10 million in punitive damages. She is also claiming intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. (Eonline)

Academy president denies claims of sexual misconduct. The president of the motion picture academy is denying he engaged in sexual misconduct. In a memo sent to staff of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, President John Bailey said an allegation that he attempted to touch a woman inappropriately a decade ago on a movie set is untrue. Media reports linking him to misconduct are false and "and have served only to tarnish my 50-year career," Bailey, a cinematographer whose credits include "Groundhog Day," "The Big Chill" and "As Good as It Gets," said in the note. A person with knowledge of the memo said it was sent to academy staff Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The academy itself has refused to acknowledge the existence of the investigation, saying that it keeps complaints confidential to protect all parties. It will not comment until reviews are completed and reported to its Board of Governors, the academy said. "Because I know the facts, I expect they will conclude that there is no basis to take any action against me," Bailey's memo said. "While there have been well-documented instances of individuals in this industry not treating women with respect, I am not one of them. I care deeply about women's issues and support equal treatment and access for all individuals working in this profession." The investigation comes as the academy has sought to make the fight against sexual misconduct a central goal after the wave of revelations beginning in October that brought down producer Harvey Weinstein and spread throughout the industry. Bailey was two months into his presidency in October when Weinstein became just the second person removed from the academy for misconduct. At the time, Bailey said in a memo to members that the academy "can be a part of a larger initiative to define standards of behavior and to support the vulnerable women and men who may be at personal and career risk because of violations of ethical standards by their peers." The academy then adopted its first code of conduct in December, which stipulated that the academy is no place for "people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency," and made it easier to suspend or expel members. Bailey was elected to a one-year term by the academy's Board of Governors in August, succeeding Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who had held the post for the maximum of four years and was highly visible on the role. Bailey was an academy governor representing the cinematography branch for 15 years before taking on the presidency. (PageSix)

Odell Beckham Jr. is being sued by a guy who claims all he did was go to Beckham's house and he got the crap beaten out of him. Ishmael Temple claims in a new lawsuit he's been friends with Beckham. Temple claims he was invited to Beckham's home in January. He says he was shaking hands with people inside the home and went for the hand of Beckham's hired muscle, Charles Puryear, when the bodyguard pulled out a gun and pointed it toward him, saying, "I bet you've never gotten shot before." Temple says he then pulled Beckham aside to tell him what happened and says Beckham just laughed it off and told him to relax. He says 20 minutes later, when he was ready to leave, another guy punched him in the back of the head and Puryear joined in, stomping Temple. Temple says he blacked out and woke up to kicks to his face and Beckham did not order security to stop. He says the beating stemmed from an incident the week before, when he says Beckham's security verbally assaulted him when he sought to retrieve his phone from Beckham's house. He thinks security resents him because, "as a Hollywood social event organizer, [he] knew many of the female ladies present at Beckham's residence." Temple says he was beaten to a pulp ... his 2 front teeth got chipped and his lip was busted. He says his earring got ripped out of his ear and his knee got messed up. Temple says he's spent $18k just to fix his teeth. And there's more ... Temple, an event organizer, says he's been blacklisted as a result of the fight. He's suing for $15 million. UPDATE: Odell Beckham vehemently denies the allegations ... issuing the following statement through his attorney Daniel Davillier to TMZ Sports. Ishmael Temple has expressly acknowledged in his own lawsuit that Odell Beckham, Jr. never once touched him; and yet, Mr. Beckham is being sued for an alleged altercation that definitively did not involve him at all. In January 2018, Mr. Temple arrived drunk and belligerent at a third-party, private residence at which Mr. Beckham was also present, among others. Mr. Temple made threatening remarks to several attendees, at which point he was repeatedly asked to leave. When he refused, and aggressively threatened yet another attendee, he was involved in a fight with that person. The situation was diffused, and Mr. Temple was escorted off the premises. Even though Mr. Temple agrees that Mr. Beckham was in no way involved in the physical altercation, neither as a participant nor as an instigator, he nevertheless demanded money from Mr. Beckham, and has now filed a meritless suit against him. Davillier added, "This guy claims somebody assaulted him to near death, but there's no police report, no hospital record, no evidence of an actual injury, and he asserts that Odell is responsible. This is clearly a frivolous lawsuit. We'll see him in court." (TMZ)

Decision about possible charges in Prince's death coming soon. A prosecutor in Minnesota says he's reviewing law enforcement reports about Prince's death and will make a decision on possible charges "in the near future." Carver County Attorney Mark Metz says in a statement that investigative data in the case remains active and isn't public information until a charging decision is made. Authorities did release autopsy data to Prince's siblings after an agreement and a judge's order that calls for strict rules requiring confidentiality. Attorneys for Prince's siblings asked for the information so they can pursue possible litigation. Metz says he plans to address the release of other investigative data the family wants at a hearing next week. Prince was 57 when he died at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (PageSix)

Chicago Fire Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dies at 49. Chicago Fire has lost one its own. DuShon Monique Brown, who played Connie, the assistant to Chief Boden, on the NBC hit show, died on Friday, her talent agency confirmed to PEOPLE. She was 49. The Chicago Tribune reported she died a little after 12 p.m. at St. James Olympia Field Hospital. The cause of death has not yet been released. Executive producer Dick Wolf told the newspaper, "The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her." Brown acted in the show since 2012. She was previously in Empire, Shameless and Prison Break. The Chicago Tribune reported she had an extensive theater background, acting in multiple theater stages such as the Goodman, Lookingglass, Drury Lane, MPAACT, Victory Gardens and Pegasus Players. Carla Stillwell, a theater actress in the city, told the newspaper the two met after college in the '90s. "She was a brilliant actor, but she was also so goofy. We used to get in so much trouble from the stage managers we worked with because we were cutting up so much," Stillwell said. "She was just a ham, and she was truly loved." In a statement to USA Today, Robert Schroeder, Brown's representative, revealed the actress' "untimely death" was sudden and from "natural causes": "We are devastated by the loss of a very talented and kindhearted soul. DuShon was a film, television, commercial and voice-over actress who also graced the stages of many Chicago theaters. She brought laughter and joy to many and will be greatly missed." TMZ first reported the news. (People)

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Harry and Meghan Make a Surprise Visit to Northern Ireland: Why It Was a Secret Until Now. Surprise! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kicked off an unannounced visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Friday. For nearly 40 years, the area was rocked by shootings and bombings as the Irish Republican Army demanded an end to British rule there. The royal family endured its own heartbreak through the troubled history, with Prince Charles' beloved uncle, Louis Mountbatten, assassinated in 1979 by an IRA bomb. So it was fitting that Meghan and Harry whose May 19 wedding invitations were revealed on Thursday -- began their day celebrating a youth-led peace-building initiative called Amazing the Space. Harry launched the program when he visited Northern Ireland for the first time last September. Both Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, are championing youth in their public work, and Amazing the Space encourages young people to become ambassadors for peace within their communities. They arrived at about 10:30 a.m. local time to hear from youngsters who shared their aspirations for a peaceful future and showcased the reconciliation work being done by young people across Northern Ireland. Meghan looked stylish in a cream sweater by Victoria Beckham and a forest green skirt from Greta Constantine. She topped off the look with a coat by Mackage, red velvet Manolo Blahnik pumps and Charlotte Elizabeth purse. Their second stop was at one of Belfast's most historic buildings, The Crown Liquor Saloon. The former gin palace is now owned by the National Trust, which cares for heritage buildings, and inside the couple heard about the pub's colorful history, met bar staff and local comedians and musicians. After seeing the campus of Northern Ireland's next-generation science park, the couple are then set to visit an icon of the city Titanic Belfast, a tourist attraction that tells the story of the doomed Titanic, which was built in the famous shipyards of Belfast. The rip completes the list of four nations that make up the United Kingdom. After turning out in Nottingham, England on their first joint outing in December (and following that at Brixton, London, too), they visited Cardiff, Wales in January and then Edinburgh, Scotland a day before Valentine's Day in February. When Prince William and Kate Middleton headed across the water to Belfast just before their wedding in 2011, they took part in some pancake flipping as their visit coincided with the festivities of Shrove Tuesday. (People)

Kate Middleton Says Prince George & Princess Charlotte 'Really Enjoy Making' Pizza Dough Together. Kate Middleton just revealed her children's favorite family activity! On Thursday, during her last public outing with Prince William before the arrival of their third child, the pregnant royal, 36, spoke with locals and volunteers about Prince George and Princess Charlotte while helping put the finishing touches to a meal prepared for the Commonwealth Big Lunch, an initiative that encourages people to sit down to a meal with members of their community once a year. "I've done that with George and Charlotte making pizza dough. They love it because they can get their hands messy," Kate told one of the members, according to Hello! magazine. Speaking with an interpreter, the soon-to-be mother of three also shared, "I was just saying how I really enjoy making pizza dough with George and Charlotte because they like getting their hands messy." While Kate relishes in pizza parties with her 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, William previously shared the signature dish he makes for the family. "I do like cooking, but I'm not very good. I like a roast. So a bit of roast chicken or a steak," he said in November 2017, admitting that he's not a total natural in the kitchen. "I like it medium rare. I like it quite alive." Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also love a good roast chicken dinner! From homecooked pizzas to roasted meats, George may already have a well-rounded palette of international cuisine. In fact, the menu at his school, Thomas's Battersea, reads more like a five-star restaurant with options like lamb ragout with garlic and fresh herbs and freshly prepared salmon fillet with salsa Verdi. (People)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Official Wedding China Now on Sale. It's Royal Wedding Merch Madness 2.0! The official range of commemorative chinaware to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, produced by the Royal Collection Trust, went on sale on Friday. And talk about "something blue"! The pieces, which include coffee mugs, pillboxes, beer mugs and plates, feature a cornflower blue, white and gold design containing a monogram of the couple's initials and the prince's coronet. They also contain a decorative border inspired by the ironwork of the 13th-century Gilebertus door of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, where Harry and Meghan will wed. Prices for the china pieces range from 19.95 ($28) for a miniature coffee mug to 49 ($69) for a plate. and all proceeds from the sales will go The Royal Collection Trust, the charity responsible for the care and conservation of the Royal Collection and which administers and promotes palace openings, exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programs. The china can be purchased online from www.royalcollection.org.uk/shop, with worldwide shipping available, and in Royal Collection Trust shops at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Harry and Meghan's commemorative china collection was unveiled and put on sale a day after Kensington Palace announced that the invitations to their wedding have been sent to 600 guests and shared photos of them. The couple will wed on May 19. Harry's brother Prince William and wife Kate Middleton also received an official china collection from the Royal Collection Trust before their Royal Wedding in 2011. Their set featured a pattern of doves, white ribbons and hearts in silver, gold and gray, set against a pale-gray striped background. (Eonline)

Royal Typo? There Is Something Amiss with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Invitation. When the lucky 600 guests invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding receive their official invitations in the mail, they'll notice something is different about the royal bride and groom's names. The beautifully-designed formal invites include the wording: "His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales requests the pleasure of the company of ______ at the marriage of his royal highness Prince Henry of Wales with Ms. Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday, 19th May 2018 at 12 noon followed by a reception at Windsor Castle," the invitation reads. But "Henry" is no typo. The prince was born with the name: Henry Charles Albert David, but he's familiarly known as Harry. And eagle-eyed royals fans will also notice that Meghan's given name, Rachel, wasn't used on the invite. (Meghan is actually the royal bride-to-be's middle name, while her given first name is Rachel (the same as her Suits character!). The Queen used the couple's formal names when she gave them her official blessing, which is protocol under the Succession to the Crown Act. "My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council," she wrote. But the bride-to-be decided to go with "Meghan" (which is the name she has always gone by) on the wedding invitations. And there's one other important detail to point out on the invitation. Meghan is referred to as "Ms." while Kate Middleton was referred to as "Miss." on her royal wedding invitation. Since Meghan is divorced, she is referred to as a Ms. versus a Miss. (People)

Inside Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding Plans. A very special happy birthday is in order for bride-to-be, Princess Eugenie! The 28-year-old, who became engaged in early January, will certainly be busy over the next few months while planning her wedding to fiance Jack Brooksbank. Just last week, Eugenie took to Instagram to reveal that plans for her big day are officially underway. She posted an adorable #TBT photo with her sister Princess Beatrice as young bridesmaids with the caption, "90s throwback...wedding planning starts!!" The picture, which was taken nearly 25 years ago at Eugenie's former nanny, Alison Wardley's, wedding, shows the girls dressed in white gowns and ruffled skirts, complete with matching flower crowns. As E! News previously reported, Jack, who first met Eugenie on a ski trip in 2010, proposed to the princess in Nicaragua. The couple is set to tie the knot this fall at St. George's Chapel on Oct. 12 -- the same spot where Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle. As for details on the venue where Eugenie will walk down the aisle, it is surely a special location. Since 1863, the 14th century chapel has hosted a number of royal weddings -- and in 2005, after a civil ceremony, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles' marriage was blessed there. And while Westminster Abbey, the location where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in 2011, held 2,000 people, Eugenie's big day will be a much more "intimate" affair. St. George's Chapel, which is located in Windsor Castle, holds just 800 guests. Someone who will most certainly be on the invite list? The Queen, of course! Following the pair's engagement, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were said to be "very pleased" and "wish the couple all the best." The princess, a director at the Hauser and Wirth gallery, is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. Eugenie is eighth in line to the British throne. She will keep her royal title when she marries Jack and will have the option to take his surname. In their first joint interview on BBC's The One Show With Matt Baker, Eugenie said keeping the news of their engagement private was tricky. "We literally told just our mother and fathers, brothers and sisters, and my grandparents," she said, adding that she'd been wearing her ring less for than 24 hours. "Granny actually knew right at the beginning. She was one of the very few people we told. We left her this weekend and had a very lovely time and she's very happy, as was my grandfather." Regarding Eugenie's beautiful engagement ring, Jack said, "I went and found an amazing padparadscha sapphire, but then didn't want to do anything until Eugenie had signed off on it." Happy birthday, Princess Eugenie! (Eonline)

Jay-Z's thinking money when he sees twins ... Sorry, Sir and Rumi, but it's true. Hova's champagne company, Ace Of Spades, filed docs back in November -- and recently obtained by TMZ -- to trademark "Les Jumelles d'Armand de Brignac." The doc lists the translation as "the twins." Ain't gotta remind ya that Jay and Bey have baby twins. It's interesting ... the docs were filed just 5 days after we saw the twins make their vacay debut in Miami ... where the family tagged along for Jay's concert in Orlando. Forget blowing bubbles ... serving bubbly's how Sir and Rumi get down. (TMZ)

Paris Hilton was 'devastated' after losing $2M engagement ring. Paris Hilton says it's a "miracle" she got her $2 million engagement ring back after it flew off her finger during a night out at a huge Miami club. Hilton confirmed the ring drama and exclusively told Page Six on Friday, "It was literally one of the scariest moments of my life. I was devastated! I thought there was no way we were going to be able to find it with all of those people [in the venue]. "The ring was just so heavy and big that while I was dancing it literally flew off my finger into an ice bucket a couple of tables over. Thank God by some miracle my fiance found it before someone else did and most likely would not have returned it. I am so lucky! Thank goodness I have amazing karma!" Page Six exclusively reported earlier Friday that Hilton went into panic mode after her gigantic 20-carat ring from fiance, Chris Zylka, came off while she was dancing in the wee hours of Friday at industrial former soda factory RC Cola Plant at Mana Wynwood. Making matters worse, the massive club is nearly 50,000 square feet and holds up to 7,000 people. Luckily, after an exhaustive search of the VIP area by security, Hilton's ring was found in an ice bucket two tables down from where she'd been dancing. "It was amazing that they managed to even see that huge diamond in an ice bucket," a witness told us. "Paris cried with relief when it was safely back on her finger." "The Leftovers" star Zylka, 32, popped the question to Hilton, 37, in Aspen over the holidays. We're told they hope to tie the knot by the end of this year. (PageSix)

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Were Twinning With Their Twins at Kids' Choice Awards. It was a double twinning kind of night for Mariah Carey and ex Nick Cannon and their 6-year-old twins at the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards. The 47-year-old pop star and their daughter Monroe sported matching outfits -- black leather jackets over white tops and black skinny jeans. Cannon, 37, and their son Moroccan also wore matching outfits -- white and orange Kids' Choice Awards-themed tracksuits, paired with white and orange sweatbands. The friendly exes and their kids were all smiles as they walked the orange carpet together at Nickelodeon's annual award show, which was hosted by John Cena and took place in Los Angeles. Cannon carried Moroccan on his shoulders, while Monroe walking hand-in-hand with her mother, and also looked cool in a pair of sunglasses. Cannon and Carey wed in 2008. They finalized a divorce in 2016. Cannon said on The Wendy Williams Show last year that he and Carey remain the "best of friends." "There's nothing but unconditional love there," he added. (Eonline)

Heidi Klum's got a luxurious new space in Manhattan to do anything she wants with ... because that's the deal -- it demands total renovation. The world-famous supermodel bought the huge penthouse loft -- 5,000 sq. feet with 12 ft. high ceilings -- in SoHo last month, but it's been completely gutted ... aside from the original wooden columns and beams. Even though it's bare, the space boasts massive new windows for abundant light ... along with views of One World Trade Center, Skyline and 56 Leonard Street. We're told the loft -- which was listed by Edward Hickey of Compass -- had been used as an authentic art studio for the past 30 years, but it's unclear if Heidi plans to use it for business or turn it into her new home ... or both. Either way, her options are endless. (TMZ)

Lamar Odom didn't bolt in the other direction when he ended up face-to-face with Khloe Kardashian's sisters -- he actually went out of his way to have a convo with them ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner walked into Mr. Chow Thursday night in Bev Hills while Lamar was already there enjoying a meal. Obviously, severe awkwardness could have ensued, but sources in the restaurant tell us LO walked up to their table. We're told the former in-laws all chatted and exchanged positive words. It wasn't a lengthy meet and greet -- Lamar was on his way out -- but a family source tells us the sisters were happy to see him out and doing well. We're told all 3 feel no bad blood toward Khloe's ex. It could have been way different if Kim or Khloe were there -- at least based on the major shading that went down earlier this year. Lamar did an interview saying his marriage was over when Khloe moved on to "her second or third NBA player." Kim fired back it was over when he got caught at his "second or third brothel." No such fireworks, though, from Kylie, Kourt and Kendall. As our source put it, "Everyone has moved on with their lives." (TMZ)

Johnny Manziel's had it with the controversy over his quest to return to the NFL being compared to Colin Kaepernick's situation, and he's speaking out in favor of Kaep ... and himself. The former Browns QB says he's tired of the anger people have expressed because he's being looked at by NFL scouts while Kaep continues to get the cold shoulder ... because he's just trying to turn his life around. However, Manziel heaps praise on Kaep, saying the former Niners QB is doing amazing things and changing lives, adding ... "His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable." Johnny says he agrees with what many in the sports world believe -- Colin's not in the league for reasons that aren't related to football ... but lays out several reasons why he should be. "The guy took a team to the Super Bowl and continuously wreaked havoc on the NFC West and the league." Manziel believes Kaepernick has a lot left in the tank, but his point is this -- he can't speak for what Kaepernick wants to do with his career ... he can only focus on his own comeback. And that's what he says he's going to do. (TMZ)

Mom's purchase hints Vanessa Trump could be getting massive divorce settlement. There has been speculation about a secret and very large settlement between Donald Trump Jr . and estranged wife Vanessa after it was revealed her mother bought the Fifth Avenue apartment of former Fox News boss Roger Ailes for $6.4 million -- in cash. Real estate sources have confirmed to Page Six that Vanessa's mom, Bonnie Kay Haydon, bought apartment 14A at 1049 Fifth Ave. in September from Ailes' widow, Elizabeth. We are told the apartment is undergoing an extensive renovation expected to run past the $1 million mark. Haydon has been living at a rented apartment at Sutton Place on East 54th Street -- the same address where Vanessa inadvertently opened a letter addressed to Don Jr. containing white powder in February. That caused a huge scare, but thankfully the powder turned out to be harmless. Page Six exclusively revealed last week that fed-up Vanessa filed for divorce from Don Jr. after 12 years of marriage. Further stoking the speculation of a settlement is the fact that the attorney listed for the purchase of Haydon's property is David Feureisen -- the same lawyer who handled Vanessa's sudden and dramatic divorce filing. He has a background in criminal and civil cases, but sources told Page Six that Feureisen is a longtime friend of the Haydon family. He has repeatedly refused to respond to telephone and email requests for comment. But a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, Don Jr. and Vanessa told Page Six of the speculation, "Incorrect. Ms. Haydon's private real estate transaction is for her own personal use. To be clear, the home was not purchased by the Trump family, nor was it purchased for Vanessa." It is believed that Vanessa is still currently living at Donald Jr.'s Upper East Side apartment -- which includes three adjacent units combined with the couple's five children. (PageSix)

Philadelphia Eagles star Michael Bennett was charged a felony after allegedly injuring an elderly paraplegic woman at the Super Bowl last year. Bennett, 32, was indicted by a Harris County, TX Grand Jury after being accused of pushing a 66-year-old female NRG Stadium employee who was controlling access to the field at Super Bowl 51. Michael's brother, Martellus, was a member of the Patriots ... who won the game. According to the Harris County Texas District Attorney, Bennett "shoved his way on to the field where players were gathering to celebrate." The charge ... "injury to the elderly, includes intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65-years or older." If convicted, Bennett faces up to 10 years in prison, and a $10k fine. Harris County has issued a warrant for M.B.'s arrest. (TMZ)

Wendy's Drops a Mixtape With McDonald's and Burger King Diss Tracks. Wendy's serves its competitors more shade with a...mixtape? On Friday, the fast food chain released a rap EP titled We Beefin'? It features a female rapper performing five tracks -- "Twitter Fingers," "4 for 4$," "Holding It Down," "Clownin'," and "Rest In Grease," the latter of which are McDonald's and Burger King diss tracks. Wendy's has often playfully feuded with the competing companies on Twitter. In "Clownin'," the rapper raps, "Got nothin' to hide, we fresh on the side, but / You hide from funk / That's prolly why you go paint your face / My meals are great, people lining up like everyday / Leave you in shame, make you run back to Cirque du Soleil / That's cold game / But what you expect from tryna play / Won't say no names but you a clown / Get it, OK?" Shade is thrown at McDonald's in "Rest In Grease" as well. The rapper raps, "You number 1? That's a joke / Why yo' ice cream machine always broke? / Why yo' drivethu always slow? / Why yo' innovation just can't grow? / It's queen Wendy, need I say mo'?" McDonald's, the world's biggest restaurant chain whose mascot is Ronald McDonald the clown, announced last year it would be replacing its ice cream machines after years of complaints from customers. In "Holdin' It Down," Wendy's takes down Burger King with the lyrics, "They love Wendy's 'cause everything is so quality / Can't be no king, yo' burgers ain't the finest thing / I can't believe you peasants have the audacity," as well as, "The problem is you didn't recognize I give no clucks / So wrap it up, turn these chickens to rubber ducks / And BK, don't think that you got away / You copied my old menu and put it out on replay." Wendy's also appears to diss Wingstop, with whom it has also feuded on Twitter, with its song "Twitter Fingers," which goes, "You shoulda just took this route / Thinking you could wing it / They stopped shopping with ya / No wonder your names repeat it / Yo' stock, looking depleted / Yo' wave, is just receding." (Eonline)

Richard Castaldo -- who was shot 8 times in the 1999 Columbine massacre -- is finally optimistic about serious gun control in America ... because he believes in the new generation. We got Richard at the March for Our Lives rally in L.A. Saturday, and he tells us he's more hopeful than ever before about reform. He says not a whole lot's changed with gun laws in the past 19 years, but he gives credit to the young students pushing hard for it ... and he's certain it's coming soon. So why so hopeful now? Richard tells us the kids these days don't take bulls**t for an answer ... even more than people his age. He says there's still a lot to be done, but he knows the students won't stop fighting ... and he's not going to either. Castaldo was the second victim to be hit by bullets at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 and was left paralyzed. As we reported ... millions of students and adults marched Saturday in cities from D.C. to L.A. to support stricter gun control in the U.S. and help end gun violence and mass shootings. (TMZ)

Music

Pink Postpones Concert While Battling the Flu With Her Entire Family. Not even Pink is immune from the flu this season. On Thursday evening, the Grammy winner took to social media and announced she has to postpone Friday's concert because of an illness. "I am absolutely GUTTED to announce that tomorrows show, March 23rd (Friday) will be postponed. I will absolutely be back to perform for you all and I'm grateful for you wanting to come and be with us at all," Pink shared with her followers. "Our entire family has been battling this awful virus/flu for two weeks now, and I have battled my way through these shows because postponing sucks." She continued, "I'm really sorry and know that I have done everything I could to avoid this. Carey's been sent home with flu while me and the kids battle the virus. I wish anyone out there going through this healing vibes and big hugs." Back on March 1, Pink kicked off her Beautiful Trauma tour in support of her latest solo album. The 40-date tour will take place throughout North America before the grand finale June 2 in Los Angeles. While we'd hate to spoil any major parts of the show, Pink has dropped some hints on Twitter as for what fans can expect. For example, one ticket holder asked if the "Get the Party Started" singer can see her fans in the nose bleeds. She responded, "I'm pretty sure I see almost every single human in there. I have tricks." And if you really want Pink to notice you at your local arena, perhaps some impressive moves will do the trick. "Whoever the two little girls were stage right dancing in St Louis tonight -- you made my heart burst open with total joy," she wrote. Find out when Pink is coming to your neighborhood by visiting her website now. (Eonline)

How Marshmello and Manager Moe Shalizi Built Dance Music's Most Irresistible Brand. On this hazy day in Hollywood, -- downtown Los Angeles lies half visible in the late-afternoon glow. Marshmello stands, unmasked, in a maroon -- sweatshirt and Off-White Nikes alongside his manager, marketing guru -- and dance -- executive of the year -- Moe Shalizi, who sports Louis Vuitton sandals and a collection of clinking gold chains. The duo is upbeat, having just returned from an impromptu New York promo trip to perform Mello's new single, "Friends," -- featuring Anne-Marie, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It's the new normal for a mystery -- artist who ascended the ranks of DJ royalty over the past year with sold-out shows and hits like "Wolves" with Selena Gomez (which peaked last December at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100) and "Silence" with Khalid (No. 30 on the Hot 100, also in December). We paused on the drive to Hollywood to snap a pic of a -- billboard promoting Marshmello's Los Angeles Convention Center show on March 31, his -- biggest headline play in L.A. to date. "I always tell him, 'You don't even know how big you are,'" says Shalizi, who grew up in Corona, Calif., and met Marshmello through SoundCloud. It has been a dizzying rise since three years ago, when the friends were brainstorming DJ monikers like "Sad Panda." "We still make fun of each other for the bad names," says Marshmello, laughing. After releasing music accompanied only by his logo, and earning co-signs from Skrillex and Diplo, Marshmello's -- breakthrough arrived in 2016 with "Alone," a -- saccharine trap singalong on Vancouver indie Monstercat that tallied nearly 1 -- billion YouTube views and peaked at No. 60 on the Hot 100. Shalizi, 27, says he turned down -- multimillion-dollar major-label deals to stay independent and work with labels on a single-by-single basis. "They weren't genuine," says Shalizi of the offers. "It was like, 'We don't know if you're real, but we're willing to throw shit at the wall and see if it sticks.'" "We bet on ourselves," Marshmello adds succinctly. Marshmello's identity is speculated on by his fervent "Mellogang" fan base and is an industry open secret. Sleuthing -- bloggers cross-referenced tattoos and birthday tweets to finger Christopher Comstock, a 25-year-old DJ-producer who previously performed as Dotcom. Forbes reported the same in 2017, citing songwriter credits now removed from BMI's website. While Shalizi has happily fanned -- interest with mock reveals, using star stand-ins like Tisto and Will Ferrell, he thinks that -- exposing Marshmello misses the point: "It doesn't matter who's under this helmet. The ethos of the brand is creating something that doesn't symbolize one person as an icon, but a movement of people." Ironically, Marshmello is now every bit an EDM icon. In a scene crowded with 20-something white males, Shalizi made his client instantly recognizable. Harnessing Instagram's platform for viral marketing, the masked DJ has scaled into a walking, seldom-talking meme who -- commands a highly engaged fan base over 6 million strong. It's like Coca-Cola," says Shalizi. "When you see red and white, what do you think? We created an unforgettable -- character; a logo, essentially." Marshmello's feeds -- feature him with celebrities from Floyd Mayweather to Rick Ross. (Shalizi: "We had a photographer on the road even before a tour manager.") He regularly collaborates with YouTube stars like Lele Pons and recently launched Cooking With Marshmello on the -- platform, where he's -- averaging over 200 million monthly views. "It's not every day you see something like Marshmello," the artist explains. "You're like, 'Wait, what does [he] even do?' You search and find the music." Marshmello's overt marketing has earned him some enemies. Fellow helmeted artist deadmau5 famously said he'd "rather be associated with a pile of dog shit." But Khalid attests to the human beneath the -- helmet: "What I see offstage is a down-to-earth individual who I respect as a creative person and a friend." Says Anne-Marie: "He's really talented and a really nice human -- well, marshmallow." There's a wholesomeness to Marshmello's real-life persona that -- comports with his cartoon -- counterpart. After 2017's Coachella debut and -- drum-off with Travis Barker, he celebrated by -- shooting water guns with friends and family poolside in Palm Springs, Calif. (The Mello-emblazoned Maybach parked outside was a distinctly Shalizi touch.) That geniality has helped create the "organic opportunities" the duo often cites as instrumental to Marshmello's rise. "Silence" resulted from the producer reaching out to Khalid on Twitter and offering him a couch to crash on during Coachella. ("We just became homies," explains Marshmello. "I didn't show him one idea.") When the artists later found themselves together in the studio, Khalid told Marshmello to pause a track and wrote the song on the spot. Ditto for "Wolves," which came together in a single session with songwriter-guitarist Andrew Watt before Gomez heard the record. "I met her at a party after that, and she was like, 'I'm a huge fan, I'm excited for our song,'" says Marshmello. "And I'm freaking out, like, 'Whoa, did Selena Gomez just say that?'" Marshmello admits it's "still hard to grasp" how much his character means to strangers. He lights up as he recalls visiting a 9-year-old with leukemia who decorated her hospital room in his image. "These kids are feeling this -- connection to -- something," says Marshmello. "I can't take that away." Anonymity also allows him easy escape from the -spotlight. "Everybody says, 'Man, you have it made,'" he says, flashing a gratified grin. "[Fame] is such a volatile -- situation, and it'll usually change people for the worse. I'm happy not to be in that." (Billboard)

One of The Game's fans tried to take a selfie with him while the rapper was mid-song during a concert in Slovenia, and it was the exact opposite of Justin Timberlake's feel-good Super Bowl moment. Game's currently in Europe on a 45 city tour, which stopped in the land of Melania Trump last week -- and it looked fully lit. This video shows a ton of fans onstage with Game, but one Slovenian took things a little too far. The dude invaded Game's personal space for a selfie. Ballsy move, and one that did NOT end well for the fan. Either Game's gonna get ya, or his security will. Or, in this case, both. (TMZ)

Fans Accuse Jay-Z and Beyonce of Copying Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Jay-Z and Beyonce are being accused of copying Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The controversy all started on social media last week when the couple's On the Run II tour was announced. On March 12, Beyonce shared a promotional photo for the tour on Instagram that shows the singer on the back of a motorcycle that Jay-Z is riding. In response to the picture, social media started making comparisons between Beyonce and Jay-Z on the motorcycle and Kanye and Kim in the "Bound 2" music video. In the video, released in 2013, Kanye and Kim also cozy up on a motorcycle. "Kanye and Kim," one commenter wrote on Bey's picture. While another Instagram user replied to the photo, "KANYE ASKED FOR HIS IDEA BACK LOL KANYE AND KIM DID A MUSIC VIDEO LIKE THIS ALREADY." And in response to the tour's promotional video, which also shows the couple on a motorcycle together, one Twitter user asked her followers, "Why does it look like Jay Z & Beyonce are about to drop a country version of Bound 2?" Since announcing On the Run II, Jay and Bey have been spotted in Jamaica, filming what appears to be content for the tour. The couple was being filmed while riding around on a motorcycle in Kingston, Jamaica earlier this week. You can take a look at all of the dates for the duo's tour HERE! (Eonline)

Movies

Move over Kobe Bryant ... you're gonna have some company on the "NBA Players with an Academy Award" list ... because Whitney Cummings says Blake Griffin is a shoo-in to get one, too. Cummings directed Blake in her new movie, "The Female Brain," and when we got her leaving the Improv in Hollywood, we had to know if she thought Griffin had the talent to get a gold guy. "I think Blake Griffin will win an Oscar in his lifetime, for sure." Important to note ... Cummings -- who is a big-time creative boss in addition to her stand-up comedy -- DIDN'T HESITATE when proclaiming this, so it's clear she 100% believes in Griffin's talent. Hear that Kobe? He's coming for you. (TMZ)

Tyler Perry's latest film title is most searched word on Merriam-Webster. Tyler Perry's latest film, "Acrimony" has sent film fans searching for their dictionaries. Merriam-Webster reports that "acrimony" has been among its most-looked-up words online in March after an intense trailer for the film began airing. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as a woman sick and tired of standing by her devious man. Perry tells Page Six of how he cooked up the title: "I was watching CNN and they described our president as 'acrimonious' -- so I looked it up. I wanted it to describe who Melinda [the character played by Henson] was, and when I found the word I knew it had to be the title of my movie." (The definition of acrimony, by the way, is "anger and bitterness: harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or feelings.") Perry told us that before the A-word, the film was called "She's Living My Life," "but it felt too on the nose." So did the filmmaker expect a spike in dictionary use? "Not to the degree that it has been," he said. "So now it's educational!" The film's out this Friday. (PageSix)

Matt Bomer Buys Out His Hometown Theater for Love, Simon Screening: "This Is an Important Movie." Grab some popcorn and head over to the Spring, Texas AMC because Matt Bomerjust bought out a whole theater for you to watch Love, Simon for free this Sunday. The actor and humanitarian took to social media to spread the news and encourage people to come out and watch the film. He posted on Instagram telling his fans that he and his husband, Simon Halls, bought out the theater in Bomer's hometown. "Please come see @lovesimonmovie in my hometown of Spring, TX for free!" Bomer wrote on his post. "This is an important movie, and a really good one. I know you'll love it so come watch for free this Sunday!" The post includes further instructions on how and when to pick up tickets for the showing. Love, Simon is an emotional story about a high school student struggling with how to come out to his parents and friends. Bomer shared his own review of the film with his fans on social media after watching it the first time. "I loved this movie so much (and not just because of the title), and I'm so happy that a generation of young people will have this to watch and realize that #loveisloveisloveislove," Bomer wrote. He then promoted the movie even further and asked followers to support this "important" film and check listings around the country. Bomer came out back in 2012 while accepting an award at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. "I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry," Bomer said during the gala, addressing his husband and their three children. "Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment." The free showing of the film was Sunday, March 25th. (Eonline)

Chris Evans May Be Retiring from the Marvel Franchise Following Avengers 4. Chris Evans may be ready to move on from Marvel. In an interview with the New York Times, the 36-year-old actor recently revealed that he might not be returning to the hit franchise following Avengers 4, which is set to be released May 2019. "You want to get off the train before they push you off," he told the publication. Evans, who has been playing the role of Captain America since 2011 when Captain America: The First Avenger was released, filmed his final two Marvel movies for which he is contractually obligated -- Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 -- back-to-back. And despite returning for reshoots this fall, he will likely be hanging up his shield for good after that. As E! News previously reported in July 2017, Robert Downey Jr. revealed that he, too, may be ready to leave the Marvel universe. The actor made his debut as the Marvel superhero in the surprise monster hit Iron Man in 2008 and will reprise his role for the eighth time in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. "It's this cyclical thing," Downey Jr. told News Corp Australia Network in an interview. "I could have said when the first Avengers came out: 'It's never going to get any better than that. Everybody stop.' But to me it's always about people and opportunities, like the Russos [Avengers directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo], who I adore." He continued, "Everyone says to me it's like a glove that fits so well. I have to start over every time but I am starting over with a pretty solid base. I just never want to blow it for the last six or seven [MCU movies] I have done by dropping the ball because I decided to go do it one more time," he continued. "I just want to hang up my jersey before it's embarrassing." Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27. (Eonline)

Jack Lowden lands role in Al Capone biopic. "Dunkirk" star Jack Lowden has landed a role in an Al Capone biopic starring Tom Hardy as the legendary gangster. "Fonzo" will be directed by onetime wunderkind Josh Trank, who made headlines in 2015 when he exited a "Star Wars" spinoff project, insisting it was his decision to leave. Lowden will join Matt Dillon, Linda Cardellini and Kyle MacLachlan in the cast. (PageSix)

Firefighter Killed In Blaze On Set Of Edward Norton-Bruce Willis Film. A New York City firefighter died and two others were seriously hurt in a five-alarm fire late Thursday in a Harlem building where the Edward Norton-directed film "Motherless Brooklyn" was being shot, according to media reports. Michael R. Davidson, 37, a father of four with 15 years of service in the New York Fire Department, was found unconscious after descending a stairway with other firefighters and becoming separated, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters. Rescuers "were unable to revive him," Nigro added. Davidson was transported to Harlem Hospital, "where he succumbed to his injuries," the fire department said on Facebook. "Our city lost a hero tonight," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter. Two other firefighters were burned and were hospitalized in serious condition, Nigro said, according to CBS News. Three civilians reportedly had minor injuries. The blaze erupted in the unoccupied basement of the building in upper Manhattan after the movie crew had just finished shooting a scene in a former jazz club there, the CBS affiliate in New York reported in the segment. Norton alerted authorities when he saw the smoke from the lower floor, the New York Post noted. "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Norton, features a detective (played by Norton) with Tourette's syndrome who tries to solve the murder of a friend, according to IMDB. The film also stars Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe. Norton appeared obviously upset as the tragedy unfolded, witness Daquan Evans told the Post. "To our great sorrow, we now know that a NYC firefighter lost his life battling the blaze ... and our hearts ache in solidarity with his family," the film's producers said in a statement, per CBS. "New York City firefighters truly are the bravest in the world. We watched firsthand with astonishment as they charged into the smoke to make sure all were safely out and then fought to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading, putting their lives on the line as they do every day. The FDNY are real life super-heroes and have our boundless admiration and gratitude." (MSN)

Cannes Film Festival Bans Red-Carpet Selfies (Yes, Really). Don't even try to take a selfie at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Thierry Fremaux just banned them. The festival director announced the news in an interview published by Le Film Francais magazine on Friday. "On the red carpet, the trivial aspect and the slowing down provoked by the disorder which these selfies create tarnishes the quality of [the red carpet experience] and of the festival as a whole," he told the publication, per Vanity Fair's and Variety's translations. This isn't Fremaux's first stand against selfies. He tried to crack down on stars taking them during red-carpet events in 2015. "We don't want to prohibit it, but we want to slow down the process of selfies on the steps," he said upon announcing the 2015 lineup, per The Hollywood Reporter. The media outlet also claimed he called the practice "ridiculous and grotesque" and argued it "really slows things down." "You never look as ugly as you do in a selfie," he added, per THR. This also isn't the only rule Fremaux revealed. In addition to announcing the no-selfie rule, Fremaux said the festival would no longer host press screenings during the day before gala premieres. According to Vanity Fair, reporters will have to watch the films with their fellow attendees at the Debussy theater for 7 p.m. screenings. For 10 p.m. screenings, the press will have to wait until the next day to see the films, the magazine reported. The Cannes Film Festival has reportedly implemented controversial rules before. In 2015, the festival came under fire for allegedly implementing a heels-only policy. At the time, ScreenDaily reported women in their 50s were being turned away from the screening of Carol because they wore flats. The industry newspaper claimed the festival declined to comment but confirmed it was obligatory for women to wear heels to red-carpet screenings. Fremaux tweeted that the claim was a "rumor" and "unfounded." (Eonline)

TV

Steve Burton was originally considered too short for General Hospital. If it wasn't for a pair of stuffed Doc Martens, Steve Burton wouldn't have landed a career-changing job on General Hospital. In the exclusive clip to help honor the soap's 55th anniversary on April 1, Burton recalls his first audition for the sudser and how the producers worried he wasn't tall enough to work alongside Gerald Hopkins, who originally played A.J. Quartermaine in the early '90s. Burton portrayed Jason Morgan from 1991 to 2012 and returned last year to reassume the role. ABC is planning to air a special anniversary episode of GH that will air March 30. In the meantime, the show will roll out clips and interviews on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Entertainment Weekly)

Tiffani Thiessen on Her New Netflix Sitcom, Alexa and Katie, and Saved By the Bell Reunions. Alexa & Katie, Netflix's latest teen-centered comedy seems like it's straight out of the Disney Channel factory of hits, but there's a twist. New high schooler Alexa (Paris Berlec) is battling cancer and her best friend Katie (Isabel May) is with her every step of the way. "It's definitely unconventional, for sure," Tiffani Thiessen told E! News. "We wanted to do it in a respectful way because cancer is a heavy topic and a difficult topic to talk about sometimes," Berlec, a veteran of Mighty Med and Lab Rates: Elite Force, said. "So we did some research, and we met a girl named Katie, actually, at a children's hospital, and she was telling us her story because everyone goes through it differently. I think the big thing about it is your mindset. I think that also helps you with recovery, is how you look at it." Alexa & Katie shows that "life still goes on," for kids who are battling the disease. "It doesn't define them," Thiessen said. The show stars Saved By the Bell and White Collar veteran Thiessen as Lori, Alexa's protective mother. This is the actress' first sitcom in a while, but said the experience was like riding a bike, and she even worked with some directors she previously had more than 20 years ago. Thiessen is known to legions of fans as Kelly Kapowski, but not all of her costars are familiar with her Saved By the Bell past. Berlec used to watch reruns, but May has never seen an episode. "Then I didn't want to watch it because I felt like, oh now I'm going to watch Tiffani and it made me uncomfortable," May said, which made Thiessen laugh. For those holding out hope for another Saved By the Bell reunion -- or even a proper revival -- might want to stop. Thiessen said the cast's reunion on the cover of People and appearance on The Tonight Show was "enough for all of us involved in the cast." Season one is now streaming on Netflix. (Eonline)

The 100 Sneak Peek Declares No Bad Guys, No Good Guys, Only Survivors. Forget everything you used to think you knew about The 100 -- or almost everything. Season five of The CW drama is just about a month away from finally returning, and pretty much everything is different except for one thing: everyone is still fighting desperately for survival. The new promo, exclusive to E! News, declares that there are no more bad guys, no more good guys, only survivors left to fight for this one little green patch of earth that remains after the death wave at the end of season four. It's been six years since Clarke (Eliza Taylor) got left behind while some went into space and some went underground, but she claims she doesn't regret having stayed on the ground, because it introduced her to her new friend/adopted daughter, Madi (Lola Flanery). As boss Jason Rothenberg told us back when the season four finale aired nearly a year ago, Clarke and Madi's relationship will play a huge part in season five. "Clarke will now have spent six years alone with this child who is her daughter, who she loves as much as a mother loves a daughter," he said. "What happens if her daughter's well-being in some way contradicts what Bellamy and/or Octavia need -- which is a really ambiguous way of describing things -- but where will Clarke fall if a choice that is right for her child is not the choice that's right for her people? So we'll see Clarke being forced to make the kinds of decisions unlike we've seen her have to make before." As she says in the trailer, what becomes of the Commander of Death when there's no one left to kill? Apparently, she becomes a mom. It also appears that we're getting those flashbacks Rothenberg promised, explaining how Clarke met Madi and exactlly what happened to all the characters during those six "pretty f--king awesome years" that have passed. The promo also gives us a little glimpse at how Octavia's (Marie Avgeropoulos) doing (either very well or not very well at all depending on your perspective) and at Bellamy's (Bob Morley) determination to get back down to the ground to show off his very good new look (we assume). As usual, all of it is intense as hell and only makes this last month of waiting even harder! The 100 returns Tuesday, April 24 on the CW. (Eonline)

Station 19 Is Finally Here: Will You Make the Grey's Anatomy Spinoff a Permanent Part of Your TGIT Routine? After months of anticipation and an early introduction to its leading lady Andy Herrera, we've had our first official visit to Station 19. And it was, well, pretty good. The Grey's Anatomy spinoff, which follows former surgeon Ben Warren (Jason George) as he changes careers and becomes a fire-fighting first-responder in the firehouse just three blocks down from Grey Sloan Memorial, finally arrived on ABC Thursday night, taking us into the world of the titular station and the close-knit family of firefighters who protect their city at all costs. While the first hour did some heavy lifting, introducing us to Andy's (Jaina Lee Ortiz) required love triangle -- this is Shondaland, after all -- and setting up the stakes once her father Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval), who's also the station's captain, revealed he had cancer and would be pitting his daughter against her almost fiance Jack (Grey Damon) in the fight to replace him. But that second hour, it sung with all the usual Grey's notes. There were compelling cases, there were sexy hookups, there was the patented quick-witted pacing, and there were moments that put a serious lump in our throat. (We're looking at you, lonely senior citizen!) And, of course, there was fire. Lots of fire. Lots of cool, scary, and sometimes blue fire. Seriously, who knew some fires were invisible to the naked eye?! Talk about terrifying. While the premiere has us feeling that creator Stacy McKee was warranted in feeling no pressure because she delivered a worthy heir to the Grey's throne, we want to hear what you think. Will you be making Station 19 a permanent part of your TGIT routine? Station 19 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

One of the Florida "hot cops" who went viral last year is getting another 15 minutes of fame courtesy of CBS' reality TV -- and we know what you're thinking ... it ain't THAT "hot cop." Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Officer Daniel Rengering of Gainesville, FL has taken a leave of absence to appear on the next season of "Survivor," which is about to start production. We're told his patrol job will be there for him if and when he returns. In case you're unfamiliar ... Rengering and 2 of his cop buddies set the Internet ablaze during Hurricane Irma back in September, basically just for being "hot" and on the ground helping folks. Turns out, the guy in the middle -- Michael Hamill -- resigned after his anti-Semitic Facebook posts were uncovered. Rengering had nothing to do with that, though. As for this latest shot at Hollywood ... sources tell us Rengering was approached by "Survivor" producers about 6 months ago, and that he agreed to be a contestant. He's getting paid for the TV gig ... no less than $10k ... and possibly up to $1M if he wins. We're told he's flying out to Fiji to start filming season 37 by the end of this week. His last day at the Gainesville Police Department was last week. Good luck, bub. (TMZ)

Christina Aguilera Opens Up About Ex Who Turned Out to Be Gay: 'It Was Heartbreaking'. Christina Aguilera got real about one of her past romances. In the season premiere of Untucked, RuPaul's Drag Race's after show, Aguilera sat down for a talk with the season 10 queens where she was asked about the subject of her 2002 song "Infatuation." The tune, off Aguilera's Stripped album, is about forbidden love and the obsession she builds over a Latin lover. Turns out, that lover -- whom Aguilera dated, but didn't name -- was actually gay. "It was heartbreaking because I found out he played for your team, not mine," Aguilera, 37, explained. "He's gonna see this, he's gonna be mad," competing queen Vanessa Vanjie Mateo noted. "I hope so, girl" Aguilera remarked. Elsewhere in the episode, Aguilera talked about the man who inspired another Stripped track: "Fighter." "Was that about someone?" asked contestant Monique Heart. "Girl you read him for the back row. When you said, 'You tried to take a joy ride and came down in flames,' I said, 'Oooh.' She read him." "Of course it was! He deserved it," Aguilera, replied, laughing. This wouldn't be the first time Aguilera called out a man who wronged her in one of her songs. On her 2006 album Back to Basics Aguilera referenced Scott Storch, who produced the singer's 2002 album Stripped, in a song called "F.U.S.S." -- which is widely known to stand for "F -- You Scott Storch." Although in the song Aguilera mentioned the pair had written many songs together -- including "Fighter" and "Can't Hold Us Down" -- she added that their relationship is "a bridge that's been burned" and that she had "moved on" without him musically. "Still got the album out, ha!" she said at the end of the track. Aguilera went on to give the season 10 hopefuls advice on how to keep their heads held high in show business, even under the most trying circumstances. "Just keep living. I am so in awe and inspired by everything I'm seeing today," the singer said. "We all have come from some journey. I'm sure we've all had a painful place and a struggle or something. And I think that's really relevant. And that's a part of my music and a part of where I came from." "Being taking advantage of [by the guy for whom I] created 'Fighter,' growing up in this business at a young age, you can just imagine being around older men a lot and dishonest people. And it's really hard," she remarked. Aguilera also added that while it's easy to shut down, it's important to remember all the good people and things in your life. "Once you obtain a certain level of success, you can become jaded and you can see certain people around you change. And that can make you change and feel guarded or shut down and weird. But I think as long as you keep remembering who you are as a person -- and keep remembering the good and the good around you -- then nothing can stop you," she continued. RuPaul's Drag Race airs Thursdays (8 p.m. ET), with Untucked immediately following (at 9:30 p.m. ET) on VH1. (People)

Justin Bieber Was the Worst SNL Guest, According to Bill Hader. Sorry, Justin Bieber. When it comes to SNL guests, you've been dubbed the worst -- well, according to alum Bill Hader. The SNL veteran stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Thursday night, where a fan called in to ask who he and fellow guest Jay Pharaoh consider the worst-behaved celebrity host or musical guest from their time on the show. "It was Bieber," Hader said bluntly. As he explained, "He just was in a bad place...Maybe he's in a better place, but back then he was in a very... it was rough." Bieber served as host and musical guest of a February 2013 episode. At the time, he was in the midst of his Believe world tour after releasing his third studio album the June prior. The album, also called Believe, had gone three times platinum. "Everybody's usually on great behavior," Hader elaborated. "Bieber is the only one in my experience...he just seemed like exhausted or just at the end of a rope." As the comedian concluded on the topic, "He was just so huge." This isn't the first time Hader has hinted at his feelings about Bieber's work at SNL. Back in 2013, he gave an interview to Howard Stern, during which he touched on Bieber's daunting entourage. "Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys," he recalled at the time. "He had a guy holding a slice of pizza. A guy holding a Diet Coke...You're trying to fight through all these people to get dressed." However, he didn't completely bash the star. "I had nice chats with him when he was doing the scenes...he was a nice guy," he told Stern. "He would try to do the best that he can." (Eonline)

TV Ratings: 'Chicago Fire' Bests 'Station 19' Premiere, March Madness Rules All. It's a modest start for the firefighting 'Grey's Anatomy' spinoff, as CBS leads with its college basketball coverage. Thursday night's TV schedule had a lot of fire, but most of the heat came from March Madness. CBS' coverage of NCAA basketball topped all early measures, besting the premiere of ABC's fire-station-centric Grey's Anatomy spinoff and two hours of NBC's Chicago Fire. In the quest for firefighting drama enthusiasts, NBC narrowly came out on top. Two hours of Chicago Fire topped the two-hour premiere of Station 19 among total viewers in both hours, edging past it in the key demo at 10 o'clock. All in all, it was a modest start for the Shonda Rhimes-produced drama. Station 19 delivered an average 5.4 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. Chicago Fire took 6.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 over the same period. Station 19 certainly had an advantageous lead-in. Its parent series, steady with recent episodes, pulled a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers -- trailing only college basketball. Speaking of basketball, CBS coverage is pacing well ahead of anything before time zone adjustments. Preliminary averages give coverage a 2.4 rating in the key demo and just over 8 million viewers. Elsewhere on the dial, Superstore (1.1 adults) and AP Bio (0.7 adults) held steady on NBC, as did Gotham (0.7 adults) and Showtime at the Apollo (0.6 adults) on Fox. (Hollywood Reporter)

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