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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato expecting third child. Congratulations are in order for Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato. "My wife and I are pregnant with our No. 3," a beaming Buble, 42, announced onstage at the Juno Awards on Sunday. He then blew a kiss to Lopilato, 30, in the audience, telling her, "I love you so much, mi amor." The singer and the Argentine actress are already doting parents to sons Noah, 4, and Elias, 2. The pregnancy comes about a year after the family announced the good news that Noah was recovering from his battle with cancer. "Thank God, my son is well," Lopilato said in April 2017. "My son's recovery is a long process as you all know and he has to continue with check-ups ... But we are very happy." Lopilato and Buble nixed all work commitments to focus on their son during his treatment. Lopilato previously told Page Six of the pair's parenting habits, "We are a little weird about our kids. We love to be with our kids a lot. When we are out for one hour, we miss them!" (PageSix)

Teen Mom's Mackenzie Edwards Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Husband Ryan. Miss a minute, miss a lot on Teen Mom OG. On the night's episode, fans watching until the very end were able to catch a glimpse into next week's all-new show. Based on previews, it appears Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards have some big news to share. They are expecting their first child together! Mackenzie is seen showing producer Jeni a positive pregnancy test. And yes, everyone appears more than a little excited! Although fans will have to wait a few days until they learn more on the small screen, viewers have received hints that the couple was hoping to expand their family. "I'm ready when you're ready," Ryan told his wife in a recent episode when discussing having a baby. "I think now is as good a time as ever." The news comes almost four months after the couple said "I Do" again at their "original, intended" wedding ceremony. "It was amazing, it was the best day ever," Mackenzie gushed to E! News after the news was revealed. "Everything went so smoothly. It could not have gone any better." She added, "This just felt like the actual wedding, it just felt like the day. That's the anniversary that we will be using, in November. It does feel different, it does feel legit. It's like what I've always dreamed of." Ryan shares a son named Bentley with Teen Mom's Maci Bookout. As for Mackenzie, she has a son named Hudson with her ex Zachary Stephens. Congratulations to the family on their big news! Teen Mom OG airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. only on MTV. (Eonline)

She's almost here! Keep up with all the latest on Khloe Kardashian's pregnancy as we count down the days until her daughter's big arrival. Though she's a Calabasas native, Khloe Kardashian has made Cleveland her home away from home especially as she prepares to welcome her baby girl. "Any day now! Khloe's family is on baby watch. Everyone is super excited. She is ready for her baby girl to arrive," a source tells PEOPLE about the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star's final weeks of pregnancy. With her third trimester closing in, Kardashian, 33, has been nesting at her Ohio home with NBA boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 27, after being "basically bicoastal" for the past eight months. "She very much enjoys Cleveland. She can go out without being photographed. No one judges her. She loves it!" the source shares, adding, "Khloe found it much more stressful to be pregnant in Los Angeles. She is happy that she gets to enjoy the last part of her pregnancy in peace." Kardashian has planned on giving birth in Cleveland for the last few months, even telling fans in December 2017 that she essentially relocated from California in order to be with Thompson, who plays for the Cavaliers and is also dad to son Prince Oliver, 15 months. In addition, the same month the Revenge Body host confirmed her pregnancy, she admitted on her app that moving in with someone is a "huge step in a relationship." And as she continues to show off her daughter's nursery to her family and friends, Kardashian has also been receiving gifts and toys to fill up the room. The mom-to-be shared the latest batch of adorable presents on Snapchat Sunday including three rabbit dolls and several children's books: Baby's First Bible Stories, God Bless You & Good Night and Baby's First Book of Prayers. While they wait for their baby girl's arrival, Kardashian and Thompson recently documented the pregnancy in new black-and-white photos. For the maternity shoot, the reality star cradles her baby bump in the kitchen, wearing a Fleur of England thong and matching balcony bra. "I know I'm going to miss my belly so much once she's here, I had to capture the beautiful process that is pregnancy so I can always look back at this time," Kardashian captioned the photos. "Being pregnant has always been a dream of mine. Even though nine months feels like a lifetime while I'm awaiting the arrival of my baby girl, it's really a blink in the grand scheme of life." (People)

Angelina Jolie 'Absolutely Not Seeing Anyone' Since Brad Pitt Split, Says Source. Angelina Jolie isn't interested in getting back in the dating game just yet. Despite a new report she's seeing a real estate agent, a source tells PEOPLE the actress hasn't begun to think about her love life since her split from Brad Pitt. "She is absolutely not seeing anyone and will not be," says the source. For now, Jolie is most content to be with her kids and looking forward to their life together. "She will focus only on their children and being with them," adds the source. "She has no interest in dating at all." Jolie, 42, and Pitt, 54, announced their separation in Sept. 2016. They share six kids together -- Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9. As of February, the former couple was still working out the terms of their divorce. The court approved their recent request to extend the temporary judge -- typically used to oversee private settlement talks -- in their case so that the talks stay under wraps. While the process has been ongoing for months, the two are moving forward amicably and coordinating schedules so both can spend time with their six kids. "Brad and Angie are doing OK, working out time for him to be with the kids which he treasures," a source told PEOPLE at the time. (People)

Cardi B is having trust issues with her team. A source tells Page Six that a TMZ report about her pregnancy hit too close to home, revealing the Bronx rapper is seven months pregnant with fiance Kiari "Offset" Cephus' child and is due to give birth this summer. The source said, "She feels that the leaker must have been someone close in her team, otherwise there was no way they could have that information." So to take matters into her own hands, Cardi B will soon reveal the news herself. (Page Six)

Sean Penn on Relationship with Ex Robin Wright: "We Don't Not Get Along." Sean Penn is opening up about the current state of his relationship with ex-wife, Robin Wright. The 57-year-old actor revealed during an interview on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast that while communication isn't common between the pair, things may be better off that way. "We don't have a lot of conversation. We don't not get along," he said. "We have very separate relationships with our kids at this point and it's better that way because they are making their own decisions. As it turned out she and I did not share the same ethical views on parenting including the continuing parenting of adult children." As E! News previously reported, the former couple, who share two kids together, Dylan, 26, and Hopper, 24, divorced in 2010 after a 14 year union. "It was better for her to be entirely whatever she is and available to them and they love their mother and they have that relationship and for me to be entirely available but...we're always going to have conflicting ethics." Despite their conflicting views, both of their children are doing just fine. "That's going great. They're amazing people. They're both acting and modeling in an industry that I'm not very interested in, but they seem to have fun with it. I'm supportive of whatever my kids do that keeps them happy and healthy, period," Penn told Maron in the podcast. While Penn hesitates to delve deeper into his relationship with Wright, it seems he is still open to finding love. "I'm never going to take a position that I'm closed off to love. People falling in love with each other is a great, great thing." Whether he finds loves or not, Penn is doing okay, simply stating, "I feel great." (Eonline)

How Oliver Hudson Reconnected With His Estranged Father. It's never too late to start over. On Larry King Now Monday, Oliver Hudson said he has reconnected with his estranged father, Bill Hudson. "Well, we're trying right now," Oliver said. "We've shot some texts back and forth." Ironically, their reconciliation was spurred by Oliver's controversial Father's Day joke in 2015. "There was an incident that happened via my Instagram. I had posted something that was darkly comedic and it blew up into something, and actually it helped us with our relationship," said Oliver, who stars in ABC's Splitting Up Together. "So, now we're kind of keeping in touch." Three years ago, Oliver, 41, posted a photo of himself with sister Kate Hudson, 38, and Bill, 68, on Father's Day, joking, "Happy Abandonment Day... @katehudson." When he first spoke to his biological father after posting the photo, Oliver described their relationship as "contentious" -- quite an understatement. In response to Oliver's Instagram post, Bill issued a statement to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "I say to them now, 'I set you free.' I had five birth children and I now consider myself a father of three," the musician said. "I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own." In hindsight, Oliver understands Bill's reaction. "He did an interview and talked s--t. He felt hurt by it. I called him and we got on the phone and talked. It was really productive," he said. "Then we saw each other, had breakfast, and it was the first time I had seen him in 12 years. It was really amazing to see him. We talked it out and we had a really great three-hour conversation." Kurt Russell, who raised Oliver with Goldie Hawn, told E! News in 2015 that Oliver meant no harm with his Instagram post. "I understood Oliver's sense of humor," he explained. "Since then, there's been some nice back and forth between Bill and Oliver, and that's nice to see..." Later that year, Oliver spoke to Andy Cohen about fixing things with Bill. "It actually started a dialogue. I haven't talked to my father in 12 years. In my sort of dark, crazy sense of humor, I posted this 'Happy Abandonment Day' thing, which, you know, everyone went crazy about. I was just trying to be funny. At the end of the day it was a good thing. We're communicating now. I had an amazing three-hour conversation with him," he said on Watch What Happens Live. "We're texting and we're trying to see each other. We might be mending something." In his Larry King Now interview, Oliver also discussed growing up in the spotlight. "The toughest part, especially as a young kid, is people wanting a piece of your parents. We're not cognitive enough of it at that age to understand what it is, so all we -- or I -- saw was these fans taking my mother away, meaning taking her time and attention away from me. It bothered me. It really, really bothered me. Now it's a different story. But as a kid, I remember feeling anger and frustration that these people were infringing on our lives," the actor said. "So, that was tough." (Eonline)

Paris Hilton fears being robbed like Kim Kardashian. After losing her $2 million pear-shaped engagement ring while partying in Miami Friday -- then miraculously finding it in an ice bucket -- friends of Paris Hilton say they "fear for her safety with that huge rock on her finger -- they are scared she'll be robbed like Kim." Page Six exclusively reported that Hilton, 37, went into panic mode after her gigantic 20-carat ring from fiance Chris Zylka flew off while she was dancing with her hands in the air in the wee hours of Friday at industrial former soda factory RC Cola Plant at Mana Wynwood. The massive venue is nearly 50,000 square feet and holds up to 7,000 people. Luckily, after an exhaustive search of the VIP area by Zylka, 32, and security, a by-then-hysterical Hilton's ring was found in an ice bucket two tables down from where she'd been dancing. Now, as first revealed on "Page Six TV," Hilton is asking her jeweler to make an inexpensive replica of the ring. A source close to the hotel heiress told Page Six following the incident, "Paris, and her friends, are afraid she'll end up being robbed like Kim [Kardashian], because everyone knows she's got $2 million on her finger." Kardashian was robbed in Paris in 2016 by a gang who tied her up and demanded she give them her $4 million engagement ring from Kanye West. The source continued, "Paris DJs at clubs all over the world, so it isn't hard to find out where she will be on a particular night. Her fiance, Chris, has been encouraging her to get a replica made with an inexpensive stone that she should wear when she's in public. "After the ring scare on Friday, Paris agreed, and is having the replica made." Hilton was also unnerved by a stranger who seemed to be following her around Miami that same night, the source added. "There was a weird guy hanging around who appeared everywhere Paris went on Thursday into the early hours of Friday. He didn't get too close to her group, but he was close enough to make everyone uncomfortable. We assumed he was after the ring, she's going to be taking her own security more seriously from now on." "The Leftovers" star Zylka popped the question to Hilton in Aspen over the holidays with the giant engagement ring. We're told they hope to tie the knot by the end of this year. Hilton exclusively told Page Six on Friday of losing the valuable bauble, "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!" A rep for Hilton didn't comment Monday. (PageSix)

But what would their celebrity couple name be? Dax Shepard -- who is now happily married to Kristen Bell -- was once this close to asking Anna Faris out on a date back in 2005. The Parenthood alum revealed his plans to Faris herself during her podcast on Monday, March 26. "I saw Just Friends and was like, 'You are so talented' and you and I sat next to each other during a premiere," he said. The seat buddies struck up a conversation with "open-ended questions," he added. "[I thought] 'I would definitely like to take this person on a date,'" he said. "Then from my point of view, that door was shut. It was like a dead-bolt door." Faris laughed, recalling why that might have been the case. "I think my first husband [Ben Indra] may have been sitting to the right of me." Shepard quipped: "That would explain a lot." Faris would go on to end her marriage in 2008. She married Chris Pratt the following year and they welcomed son Jack, now 5, in August 2012. The pair announced that they were ending their eight-year marriage in August 2017. Shepard, meanwhile, shares daughters Lincoln, 4, and Delta, 3, with Bell, whom he married in a Beverly Hills courthouse in October 2013. (US Weekly)

Candace Cameron Bure really does have a full house! Having been married more than 20 years to Valeri Bure, the actress admits that sometimes she and her husband -- they are parents to daughter Natasha, 19, and sons Lev, 18, and Maksim, 16 -- just need some time away. "I just came back from Switzerland two days ago with my husband," she told PEOPLE at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. "We had a little five-day vacation, so that was wonderful. We do like to travel and get away from everything here at home in L.A., and from our kids, as much as we love them. We want alone time, you know what I mean? And our kids are older too." The couple is very supportive of their kids and of each other. And ultimately, what holds her marriage and family together is their faith in Jesus Christ. "The reality is the glue for us is Jesus," she said. "It's the Bible. You know, when there are arguments or we're compromising and in ways, it's always like, 'Well, let's just go back to the Bible.' It's the foundation for us. So it's not about winning or losing. But doing this journey together." Cameron Bure, who attended the Kids' Choice Awards with Natasha, loves spending time with her kids too, though. She and her husband believe that parents should enjoy a close relationship with their children so that they can feel comfortable confiding in them. "It's so important to engage with your kids constantly. I talk with them nonstop from really kind of intense and deep conversations to the fluffy stuff and the day-to-day," she said. "But it's important to let them know that you're there for them no matter what. As a mom, I'm always going to have an opinion, but not in a judgmental way, if that makes sense. I'm going to give my best advice as a mother, or my husband as a father. But we want to be open enough that they don't feel scared to be able to talk to us." Reflecting on her days as a teen, the actress notes that things were far different when she was growing up. "Just with social media and the internet, the world is such a much smaller place," she said. "When I was 16, I had to actually travel to Spain to really understand what went on in Spain. Sure, I could read an encyclopedia or a textbook, but I didn't have immediate access. Our children do. It's very different. I think they're exposed to so much more now than when I was a teenager. And some of that is for good, and some of that is not for the best." One thing Cameron Bure believes in is the power of the voice of the youth today. Regarding the hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets on Saturday to call for gun violence prevention, she only had positive things to say. "I'm very, very proud of all the young people that went out today and marched," she said. "I think, as a mother, it's so important to teach our children to use their voice. To know that they're never too young to have a voice, to have an opinion, and to speak their mind, regardless of whether people agree or disagree with them." (People)

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for Britney Spears' conservatorship. A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that the pop princess' father, Jamie Spears, is looking into ending the court-approved order. "Jamie is actively consulting with Britney's medical team to determine if the conservatorship of Britney as the person should finally come to an end," the insider says. "It's just a question of timing as she is about to begin the tour, so the thinking is to do it at the conclusion." Britney, 36, is scheduled to kick off her Piece of Me tour in Washington, D.C., on July 12. She will travel across North America and Europe before the trek concludes in England on September 1. The Grammy winner has been under the guidance of the conservatorship since 2008, after she was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation in the wake of a highly publicized breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11. The arrangement states that due to an undisclosed mental illness and past substance abuse, Britney cannot make personal or financial decisions without the approval of her father and lawyer Andrew Wallet. "If anyone knew the real Britney, they would know that she would rather be remembered for being the great mother she is rather than the artist she is," her ex-boyfriend David Lucado told The New York Times in May 2016. "And if anyone could see her interactions with her kids, they would know that there is no need for a conservatorship over Britney's personal life." In recent years, Britney has accomplished plenty, including a four-year residency in Las Vegas. "She is feeling confident enough to take control of her life again," a source told Us exclusively in February. "The progress Britney has made just in the last several years has been tremendous." (US Weekly)

Jesse Williams Awarded Joint Physical Custody of Children in Divorce. The custody agreement over Jesse Williams and ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee's children has been ordered. According to documents obtained by E! News, the former couple, who called it quits last April after five years of marriage, have been granted joint custody of their two kids, Sadie Williams, 4, and Maceo Williams, 2. The 36-year-old actor will get custody of his children every other weekend, two days each week, as well as on Father's Day. As E! News previously reported, the mom of two filed court documents on August 11 making a declaration of several requests -- namely that she wanted sole custody and had also rejected her former partner's June request for joint custody. The document made a declaration of request on Aryn's behalf, asking the court to "have sole legal custody of our children." Aryn's request also had stipulations that laid out several parenting procedures that the two needed to adhere to, including agreed-upon nap times, agreeing to "age appropriate viewing content," and that "neither parent will introduce a new intimate partner until the relationship has endured at least six months." Back in January, E! News confirmed that a judge signed off on a petition requesting the Grey's Anatomy actor pay Drake-Lee $50,695 per month in spousal support. E! News has reached out to both parties reps for comment. (Eonline)

Abby Lee Miller has gone from the big house to a halfway house for her last couple of months of incarceration ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Abby has been transferred from the Victorville, CA prison where she's been since last July. She's now at the Residential Reentry Center in Long Beach. You could say she's in the homestretch -- she's scheduled to be released May 25. We're told the facility will provide Abby with a safe, structured and supervised environment where she'll be given employment counseling, job placement and financial management assistance. Something tells us Abby will have no problem finding a TV gig when she gets out. Abby was indicted and convicted on 20 counts of fraud after prosecutors say she hid $755,000 in income from the government. She was sentenced to a year in federal prison. Prison's definitely changed Abby, at least physically. She's said to have dropped 100 pounds since entering the pen last July. Final stretch ... hang in there, Abby! (TMZ)

A lesson for costumed character enthusiasts -- if you hijack Nickelodeon's "Paw Patrol" characters ... they'll sic their legal dogs on your ass. Nickelodeon's parent company, Viacom, is suing Hearrt Events for allegedly stealing its lovable animated characters from "Paw Patrol" and using 'em for furry mascots that get booked for meet and greets with kiddos. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Viacom says Hearrt hosts events where kids, or more likely their parents, pay $20 to "meet" the "Paw Patrol" squad, and get a photo with 'em. You can even get an autographed "paw print." Viacom says the events co. isn't just using Ryder and his puppy pals' images without permission -- it's also selling unauthorized "Paw Patrol" merch at their events. The media company wants a judge to shut down Hearrt's operation, and, of course, to award damages. We've reached out to Hearrt Events, but no word back. Now, enjoy singing that theme! (TMZ)

Rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX, wants to play a few rap songs -- including "Slippin'" and "Convo" -- at his upcoming sentencing, according to a new court filing. The "Party Up" performer "may be too emotional to speak" at the March 29 sentencing for tax fraud, lawyer Murray Richman wrote in the filing. "We will ask to play a few of his compositions so that the court may understand him genuinely and his voice," Richman said. "Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up," Simmons, who has abused drugs, laments in the song "Slippin'." The rapper behind " X Gon' Give It to Ya" is seeking probation when he is sentenced for cheating Uncle Sam out of $1.7 million on March 29. His lawyer will argue that his client deserves leniency because of his tough upbringing and because Simmons' ability to work is the only way the feds will get paid. "For any plan to be successful we must get Mr. Simmons back to work and in a healthy manner," Richman said. "He is one of the few people who indeed can achieve the restitution and make the government whole." Simmons faces restitution of $2.3 along with a maximum fine of $100,000 fine in addition to jail time when he is sentenced before Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff. The feds have asked that Simmons get five years in the slammer for his "brazen, multi-year scheme," which included insisting he get paid in cash and having other payments sent to accounts set up for financial surrogates. The hip-hop icon has been in federal prison since January after violating his bail by failing a drug test. After Simmons tested positive for cocaine and opioids, including oxycodone, Rakoff who gave the artist a pass on a failed drug test once before -- revoked his $500,000 bond. But his lawyer claims his mistakes can be attributed in part to his tough childhood, which included physical abuse by his mother who once beat him with a broom handle and knocked out two teeth, according to the filing. "Despite the accolades, the literally screaming and adoring fans, he feels he is not worthy," Richman told the judge. In a letter to the judge, Simmons apologized for a separate travel violation, claiming that his handlers' failed him. "I can promise that if given another opportunity, it won't happen again," he said in the emailed letter. (Page Six)

Prince had 'exceedingly high' levels of fentanyl when he died. A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an "exceedingly high" concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. Public data released six weeks after his death showed he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. A confidential toxicology report obtained by the AP provides some insight into just how much fentanyl was in his system. Experts who are not connected to the Prince investigation said the numbers leave no doubt that fentanyl killed him. "The amount in his blood is exceedingly high, even for somebody who is a chronic pain patient on fentanyl patches," said Dr. Lewis Nelson, chairman of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He called the fentanyl concentrations "a pretty clear smoking gun." The report says the concentration of fentanyl in Prince's blood was 67.8 micrograms per liter. The report explains that fatalities have been documented in people with blood levels ranging from three to 58 micrograms per liter. The report also says the level of fentanyl in Prince's liver was 450 micrograms per kilogram, and notes that liver concentrations greater than 69 micrograms per kilogram "seem to represent overdose or fatal toxicity cases." There was also what experts called a potentially lethal amount of fentanyl in Prince's stomach. Dr. Charles McKay, president of the American College of Medical Toxicology, said generally speaking, the findings suggest Prince took the drug orally, while fentanyl in the blood and liver suggest it had some time to circulate before he died. Experts say there is no "lethal level" at which fentanyl can kill. A person who takes prescription opioids for a long time builds up a tolerance, and a dose that could kill one person might help another. Search warrants released about a year after Prince's death showed authorities found numerous pills in various containers around his home. A lab report obtained by the AP shows many of the pills tested positive for fentanyl and other drugs. Information that has been released publicly indicates the source of those drugs hasn't been determined. Last week, the lead prosecutor in the county where Prince died said in a statement that he was reviewing law enforcement reports and would make a decision on whether to charge anyone "in the near future." (PageSix)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Prince Harry's Intense Pre-Wedding Fitness Routine Revealed. Prince Harry is making sure he looks and feels his best when he says "I Do." With less than two months to go until the royal family member marries Meghan Markle, E! News is learning exclusive new details about how the groom-to-be is prepping for the big day. A source close to Harry confirms that he quit smoking but says he was never a "full time" smoker. "He smoked socially, but as he doesn't go out as much anymore, he naturally lost interest in smoking," our insider shared. In addition, we're told Prince Harry is participating in fitness activities several days a week as part of his healthy lifestyle. "He was already in good shape when he met Meghan but the two of them enjoy healthy living together. They eat sensibly, his diet is very clean and ahead of the wedding, he is working out five times a week with a personal trainer," a source shared. "Meghan doesn't follow as strict an exercise regime but focuses mostly on yoga. She does, however, also go to the gym sometimes." As for any speculation that Prince Harry changed his diet to increase his fertility, we're told it's just not true. "That story should be filed in the rubbish bin. What a load of nonsense," a source said. "He's a healthy guy. That's all." While Prince Harry follows his routine in between his royal duties, followers of Meghan have known that the former Suits star was taught from an early age the importance of looking after one's body. "You have to find a workout routine that really speaks to you beyond trying to get goals for your body," Meghan -- whose mom is a yoga instructor -- previously shared with Shape magazine. "So for me, running, I need it as much like for my head and clearing my head as I do for keeping in shape." She's also been known to enjoy Tracy Anderson workouts and hip-hop yoga classes at Y7 Studio while visiting Los Angeles. Health and fitness aside, excitement continues to build around the highly anticipated wedding. Just last week, wedding invitations were sent and delivered. And yes, the couple has invited 2,640 commoners into the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom -- and their wedding guests -- at St. George's Chapel. "Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement," Kensington Palace previously shared in a statement. "They are very much looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public." (Eonline)

Meghan Markle's Father Is Getting a Very Special Gift Ahead of the Royal Wedding. First comes love, then comes a coat of arms! Ahead of Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, Meghan's family -- and her father in particular -- is set to receive a very special gift: A family coat of arms. The traditional design, customized with colors and symbols, is typically given to the father of the bride just ahead of a royal wedding. Though Kensington Palace and the College of Arms declined to comment on whether or not a coat of arms will be gifted to Meghan's dad, Thomas Markle, in honor of the royal bride-to-be's May 19 wedding, it's a tradition that will likely be followed. Kate Middleton's father, Michael Middleton, received his coat of arms just over a week before her 2011 wedding. It featured three acorns, which represented the family's three children -- Kate, Pippa and James -- and a gold stripe across the middle in honor of Kate's mother, Carole, whose maiden name is Goldsmith. After Meghan's family receives their coat of arms, she and Harry can get their own "conjugal coat of arms," which will likely be officially unveiled a few years after they marry. William and Kate's made its debut in September 2013, just over two years after their April 2011 wedding. "Every Coat of Arms has been designed to identify a person, school or organization, and is to last forever," Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms at the College of Arms, told PEOPLE of the coat of arms creation process in 2011. "Heraldry is Europe's oldest, most visual and strictly regulated form of identity and it surrounds us in Britain, giving clues to our history and surroundings." (People)

Sean Penn smokes his way through Ambien-fueled interview. A sleepy Sean Penn mumbled his way through an interview on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" thanks to an airplane and some Ambien. "I'm doing well," Penn, 57, told his host on Monday's episode. "You've inherited a little of the Ambien I had to take to get to sleep after a red-eye last night." When Colbert, 53, asked if Penn was still under the influence of the doze-inducing drug, Penn shrugged, "A little bit." The Oscar winner proceeded to chain-smoke on the air while plugging his debut novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff." He began by explaining that the increased divisiveness in the country, as well as his own hot temper on movie sets, drove him to prefer writing to acting in recent years. "It's all about where you engage in an expression creatively, one way or another, and the greatest thing that an actor can bring to the party is to play well with others, it's the collaboration," he said. "I increasingly don't play well with others. So it becomes less enjoyable. I love that process when I love it, but I'm not loving it anymore and that's why I finally came around to writing a novel because I didn't have collaborators." He added with a hint of a grin, "I was never disappointed with me." Part of Penn's disillusionment with the movie business comes from the sheer volume of films being produced. "The girl I fell in love with was going into a movie theater in the dark with strangers and seeing something that might last forever," he said. "Now there is so much content, I can't keep track of it and nothing seems special." Eventually, Colbert gave Penn a brief lecture on the dangers of his seemingly constant tobacco use. "Please don't smoke anymore," he urged. "I don't mind. My parents smoked when I was a child, so it gives me happy memories to smell cigarette smoke, but you know we want you to be around for a long time and those things are bad for you." Penn's response? "Job security for oncologists." Penn's been busy making press rounds for his tome. He also sat down with Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast, where he spoke about his family life with ex-wife Robin Wright, with whom he admitted there is "not a lot of conversation" since their 2010 divorce. "We don't not get along," he explained. "We have very separate relationships with our kids at this point and it seems to work better that way because they are making their own decisions. As it turned out, she and I did not share the same ethical views on parenting, including the continuing parenting of adult children." Penn wouldn't expound on what those ethical differences are, but he did boast about his children's careers. "They're amazing people," he said of daughter Dylan, 26, and son Hopper Jack, 24. "They're both acting and modeling, an industry that I'm not very interested in but they seem to have fun with it ... I'm supportive of whatever my kids do that keeps them happy and healthy, period." While his relationship with his kids is "great," Penn admitted that his love life isn't exactly killing it following his split from Charlize Theron in 2015 (despite recently being spotted on a date with Amber Heard). "I'm never going to take a position that I've closed off to love. I think people falling in love with each other is a great, great thing," he said, but added, "More and more, I do find that the relationships become pretty transactional and it's not easy to run into somebody that makes life better the next day for you. But if I did, I'd grab it." (PageSix)

Chrissy Metz scoffs at the idea Jessica Simpson is jealous of Mandy Moore's success. We got the "This Is Us" star out in NYC Monday and wanted to get her take on a recent report that Jessica's raging with envy at Mandy's on-screen success on the hit NBC show. As you know, Jessica and Mandy rose to stardom around the same time nearly 2 decades ago. Jessica now reportedly feels a slap in the face when she sees Mandy on billboards all over L.A. and resents she was never taken seriously as an actress. Mandy's critically-acclaimed performance is salt in an open wound. Chrissy says it's all nonsense ... though our last question did stump her.

Danica Patrick might be hinting at some long-term relationship goals with her boyfriend, Aaron Rodgers, 'cause she apparently loves getting older ... with her man by her side. Danica rang in her 36th birthday Sunday with the Packers QB front and center for a group photo. The party looked pretty fun -- it was unicorn-themed ... for the ladies, anyway. The soon-to-be retired race car driver shared a few photos of the shindig from over the weekend, in which all of her girlfriends were wearing unicorn hats and were sipping what looked like champagne. The guys went hat-free but were also all smiles in celebration. She captioned her photos ... "I love getting older!!!!!!!!!!! Super grateful for all the love around me in my life! People, work, opportunities, dreams...full heart space." She went on ... "Don't forget to dream big for the things you want in your life." Sounds to us like Danica's pretty happy with Aaron, who she's been dating since at least December. And with a stud like that in her life, why wouldn't she be stoked to cross off another year? Congrats! (TMZ)

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's Son Hospitalized. Roma Downey's stepson and Mark Burnett's 20-year-old son, Cameron Burnett, is back at home after being hospitalized in Los Angeles. "Our family is so thankful for all the prayers over the last few days. We are relieved to have Cameron back home with us and we are so incredibly grateful for the amazing care he received at UCLA," the couple said in a statement to People on Monday. The Irish actress took to Instagram on Monday to thank God and her fans for their prayers for her family. The 57-year-old posted the caption, "Thanking God for answered prayers for our family and to everyone out there who prayed with us this week THANK YOU . We are so grateful! We are joyfully saying prayers of thanksgiving." Downey ended the post with the hashtags, "#answeredprayers #thankyougod #gratefulheart #gratitude #joy #relief #prayer #countingourblessings." Four years ago, Cameron underwent brain surgery for a tumor when he was just 16-years-old. In recent days, Roma, a devoutly Catholic star, has been taking to Instagram to ask for prayers for "someone I love who is ill," but did not identify who the prayers were for. The Touched by an Angel star has been on her Box of Butterflies book tour. Cameron's mother is Dianne J. Burnett, who was married to the super producer until 2003. The former couple also had son James together. Downey, who has daughter Reilly from her first marriage, and Burnett were wed in Malibu in 2007. They have no children together. (Eonline)

Sara Foster and Sanaa Lathan Shut Down Rumors of Biting Beyonce: 'Y'all Are Funny'. The Beyhive is determined to solve the whodunit mystery of the now-infamous Beyonce biter. After keeping it under wraps for a few months, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish told GQ the story of how she witnessed an anonymous actress take a bite at Beyonce's face at a party in December. As expected, Mrs. Carter played it cool, but Haddish -- and an army of extremely loyal fans -- are furious. The Cut and Vulture both conducted investigations in attempts to expose the teethy culprit. Model-turned-90210-star Sara Foster was one of the names in question. Foster quickly denied the accusations via her Instagram, on which she captioned a screenshot of an email requesting comment on the matter: "Flattering that anyone thinks I could get this close to Beyonce" Another suspect was Sanaa Lathan, best known for her role in Love & Basketball. She also shot down the rumors on her social media, tweeting that if she ever felt compelled to lay a tooth on Beyonce, "it would've been a love bite." Fans weren't so quick to be convinced. Many of them responded with bee emojis as a proclamation of their alliance to Queen B. This case is yet to be cracked, but with countless Sherlocks in the Beyhive ready to serve justice, the offender may just be caught faster than you can say "lemonade." (Billboard)

Leaving on a jet plane -- together! Sofia Richie gushed over her beau Scott Disick in a new Instagram photo on Monday, March 26. The pair -- who have been dating for several months -- posed in front of a private plane on the runway. Richie looked casual in a striped top and sunglasses as she put her arms around his neck. "My heart," she captioned the pic with a heart emoji. Hours later, Richie appeared in a rerun of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She joined the rest of the famous family and Disick (they were not dating at the time) as they celebrated Caitlyn Jenner's birthday in the episode. Richie, the daughter of Lionel Richie, has slowly been posting more pics of the duo on social media. Last month, she captioned a snap: "Happy Valentines babe." "Scott is telling friends that he's in love with her," an insider previously told Us Weekly. "They are still going very strong." A Richie pal added: "She is so into Scott. She has been for a while." Although the two are getting serious, Lionel thinks that the relationship is "just a phase." (US Weekly)

Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are living it up in paradise. The duo were spotted together in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Affleck has been training for his new film Triple Frontier. Dressed casually in workout clothes, the couple were seen looking sweetly at one another and holding hands after a breakfast date on Saturday. The actor, 45, who recently showed off a giant tattoo on his back, and Saturday Night Live producer, 37, are "very much still together," a source tells PEOPLE. Another source says the couple are "not rushing anything," but they "enjoy each other's company" and "are in a committed relationship." Meanwhile, the second source notes that Affleck and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner are continuing to "work hard at being respectful to each other and are good parents." Despite their split, the stars have remained amicable and continue to co-parent their kids, Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 5. Affleck and Garner, 45, separated in 2015 and filed for divorce in April. Affleck has also been continuing his treatment for alcohol addiction. He "is doing well," a source previously told PEOPLE. "He has been very on top of his health and responsible," added the source. "He wants to be sober and healthy." (People)

Pamela Anderson made a point of showing support for her son, Brandon Lee, Monday night by dining at paparazzi central. Pam and Brandon broke bread at Craig's in WeHo, and the topic of conversation -- at least for us -- was the criminal investigation triggered by the brutal knockout of Tommy Lee at the hands of his 21-year-old son. Brandon was a man of few words, but he was quick to say, "I love my dad" ... he pretty clearly wants to settle the beef ignited when Pam brought up Tommy Lee's domestic violence case in a recent interview. Pam is living in France with her soccer-playing boyfriend but is back in L.A. to shoot a PSA on the dangers of ridesharing. (TMZ)

Spike Lee and writer-producer wife Tonya Lewis Lee fted civil rights icon Harry Belafonte for his 91st birthday. The trio had dinner with friends and family, including Belafonte's wife, Pamela Frank, at the new uptown restaurant Omar at Vaucluse on Friday night. "Spike brought out a cake and everyone sang 'Happy Birthday' to him as he beamed from his seat. Harry stayed long, drinking rum on the rocks. He was there with his wife and in a great mood. It was a moment," a source told us. Patrons in the restaurant clapped for Belafonte, who turned 91 on March 1. The restaurant, at Park Avenue and 63rd, is the new venture from Greenwich Village dining club Omar's La Ranita owner Omar Hernandez, in collaboration with financier-turned-restaurateur Ahmass Fakahany and chef Michael White. It opened to the public on Friday after hosting tastings for guests including Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, Bergdorf's Linda Fargo, Stephen and Christine Schwarzman, rapper Young Paris, Vice's Katherine Keating, and designers Gilles Mendel and Maxwell Osborne (Page Six)

George W. Bush doesn't spin himself right round when he's getting down on the dance floor, but the ex-President's definitely got moves ... just ask his nephew's new bride. Dubya attended Pierce Bush and Sarahbeth Melton's wedding this weekend in Colorado Springs, where 43 was seen dancing up a storm at the reception after the couple said 'I do.' ush had no shame in his game while busting out some sorta dance -- the short-circuiting Robot Running Man, maybe -- with Sarahbeth to 'You Spin Me Round.' She was definitely spinning, but the ex-Prez stuck to a simple full-body shake. Classic. Watch to the end of the clip ... looks like he was attempting to get a Conga line started. Gotta say, this reminds us a lot of Prince William's '90s moves in Switzerland last year. When the right tune hits ... some guys just can't hide from the beat. (TMZ)

Chael Sonnen says Floyd Mayweather coming outta retirement is already a done deal ... 'cause he's a "dumb-dumb" who's burned through his billion-dollar fortune!! And that ain't all -- Chael is guaran-damn-teeing Floyd's next fight will NOT be in the UFC. "Floyd's not gonna do MMA but he is gonna box again," Sonnen told TMZ Sports. "I will tell you unequivocally, right now, Floyd Mayweather does, and is planning, to box one more time." Chael ain't disputing Floyd's insane paydays for the McGregor and Pacquiao fights ... but says Money spends his cash even faster than he makes it. "Floyd's broke ... it does not matter what you made, it matters what you kept, and he is a dumb-dumb!" "Look, he's just not a very bright guy. He's surrounded with even less bright guys," Sonnen said. Chael says the one thing Mayweather IS smart about is staying relevant -- which is the only reason he's been hyping a switch to MMA. UFC champ Tyron Woodley says he's gonna start training Floyd ASAP ... so stay tuned. (TMZ)

David Hogg helped spearhead a movement in the wake of the Parkland massacre that has resonated around the world, and you'd think colleges around the country would be clamoring to snag him, but sadly that's not the case. David has been rejected by the 4 University of California campuses where he submitted applications -- UCLA, UCSD, UCSB and UC Irvine. He says the rejection letters came 2 weeks ago. He has a 4.2 GPA and an SAT score of 1270. Schools claim extracurricular activities count, but if organizing the March For Our Lives wasn't enough ... it's not clear what is. David is clearly disappointed. David got accepted at Cal Poly, Cal State San Marcos and Florida Atlantic University, but he's not sure what he'll do after graduating. And David says fellow leader Ryan Deitsch also got rejected from the University of California system. He says Emma Gonzalez will be going to the liberal arts school, New College of Florida. We're thinking some of these admission committees are dropping the ball. (TMZ)

Dentist who killed Cecil the lion scared new book will make him a target. Dr. Walter Palmer -- the Minnesota dentist who was the target of death threats when he killed Cecil the lion nearly three years ago -- is said to be quaking in his boots over the publication of a new book about the beloved cat. "Palmer's now worried that animal activists will come after him again," said an insider. Next month, Regan Arts brings out "Lion Hearted: The Life & Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa's Iconic Cats," by Andrew Loveridge, the Oxford zoologist who has spent almost two decades studying lions, including Cecil. In a National Geographic excerpt from the book, Loveridge reveals new details about that fatal hunt -- alleging that Palmer's guide lured Cecil out of a sanctuary in Zimbabwe with an elephant carcass and, after they shot the big cat with an arrow, they left him to suffer for at least 10 hours. With "Lion Hearted" headed for bookstores April 10, a lawyer for Palmer has asked that Regan send over an advance copy, according to an insider. So far the publisher has declined. "Dr. Palmer is welcome to pre-order a copy on ReganArts.com," said a Regan rep. Calls to Palmer's office were not returned. When Palmer was first identified as Cecil's killer, critics around the globe vilified him. Jimmy Kimmel branded him an "a?-?-?hole" and speculated that he suffered from erectile dysfunction. Mia Farrow tweeted Palmer's address, encouraging trophy-hunting opponents to picket his office. So many did that Palmer closed his practice for a while and went into hiding. (PageSix)

Monster Jam might have a monster lawsuit on their hands soon enough, 'cause a firework at one of their shows misfired into the crowd and burned some spectators. The scary incident went down Saturday night at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada for the 'Monster Jam World Finals.' During the finale, fireworks were going off ... and at one point a smaller firework shot into the first few rows of the stands, hitting some folks. Eyewitnesses tell us a man and woman -- who were with their 2 kids -- got struck by the stray explosive, badly burning their arms. The children were unharmed. A rep for Monster Jam tells TMZ they're looking into the firework mishap but assures us that those who requested medical attention received it. (TMZ)

Music

Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui Share Solo Plans. "Miss Movin' On," indeed! After Camila Cabello quit Fifth Harmony in 2016, the remaining four members -- Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei -- soldiered on and released a self-titled album. But, on March 19, they surprised fans by revealing they'll be taking an indefinite hiatus. Kordei, who recently teamed up with Khalid for the single "Love Lies," had already been gearing up to go solo. "Honestly, I feel like I've experienced a lot in the last six years, so I feel like just getting all of that out," the 21-year-old singer told Beats 1 on Apple Music Monday. "Whatever comes to mind, whatever I'm going through at the moment, I just want this to be an album that completely represents who Normani is -- and for some people, it may be the first time." Kordei is in the "beginning stages" of recording her "first full-length album," and so far, she's worked with Sarah Aarons, Sailor Heart, Victoria Monet, The Monsters, The Stereotypes and The Strangerz. She'll be getting into the studio with Ester Dean very soon, she added. "I'm excited!" Fifth Harmony was manufactured on The X Factor in 2012, and before the girls entered the competition series, none of its members knew each other. "We tried our best to be ourselves, [but] we were also adolescents," Jauregui, 21, told Playboy in an interview published Monday. "So, you have to think about who you were at that age and being thrown in front of cameras." In various ways, each member of Fifth Harmony had to to compromise her artistic integrity for the sake of the group, according to Jauregui. "When you're really disconnected from who you are and you're ashamed of it, you can write and tell a story, but you can never really tell your story," Jauregui explained. "That's what separates a lot of artists from others -- the connection." Like Kordei, Jauregui set herself up for solo success before Fifth Harmony disbanded; while still a member of the band, she collaborated with Steve Aoki, Halsey, Marian Hill and Ty Dolla $ign. "Right now, I'm just exploring myself and getting in touch with myself creatively," Jauregui told Playboy, adding that she doesn't want to put "boundaries" around what she can do on her own. "It's definitely different than my work with Fifth Harmony," Jauregui teased. "It's me." (Eonline)

Surprise! Cardi B Reveals Release Date for Debut Album Invasion of Privacy. We see you Cardi B! On Monday evening, the rapper surprised her fans and followers when she made a major announcement on social media. As it turns out, her debut album is coming out sooner than you may have expected. "My album cover !!! LADIES AND GENTS !" she shared on Instagram with the official first look. "My album INVASION OF PRIVACY will be out next week April 6!!!!!!!" Yes, ladies and gentlemen. We have 11 days to prepare for the new record, okurrrr?! The timing comes at a pretty great time for Cardi B who is scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live April 7. In addition, she is set to open for Bruno Mars when he takes the 24K Magic Tour to the United States beginning on September 7. Until then, Cardi B continues to celebrate all her musical success that recently including the award for Best New Artist at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. "I want to thank my fans because even when I'm wrong they be like she's still right," the former Love & Hip Hop New York star shared from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. "And I want to thank my haters too. Because, ha-ha-ha, because, they be downloading my stuff so they can hear it and talk crap about it. But it benefits me. Ha-ha-ha. My album will be coming in April. Okay? Yes, sir. April. Stay tuned mother f--kers owwww." Something tells us it's going to be a big few months for Cardi B! (Eonline)

Jack White On Course for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Boarding House Reach'. Jack White is set for his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. His third solo studio effort, Boarding House Reach -- which was released on March 23 via Third Man/Columbia -- may launch with around 120,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 29. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new April 7-dated Billboard 200 chart (where White could debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard's websites on Sunday, April 1. White topped the list with his two previous solo studio albums, Lazaretto (in 2014) and Blunderbuss (2012). Boarding House Reach's debut will be driven largely by traditional album sales, and much of its sales figure will likely come from sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with White's U.S. and Canada upcoming tour. The trek starts on April 19 in Detroit. Further, it's also expected that the new album will see robust sales for its vinyl edition. Lazaretto bowed with 40,000 vinyl LPs sold -- the largest sales week for a vinyl album since Nielsen Music started tracking sales in 1991. Boarding House Reach might be the only debut in the top 10 next week, as the next biggest bow could come from Toni Braxton's Sex & Cigarettes. The latter may start in the top 30 with around 15,000 units. Sex & Cigarettes is her first solo studio album since 2010's Pulse, which debuted and peaked at No. 9. In between the two albums, she released the collaborative effort Love, Marriage & Divorce with Babyface in 2014, which topped out at No. 4. (Billboard)

Backstreet Boys and NSYNC's rivalry boils down to a woman. The debate between the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC will always be a polarizing one for fans, but among the men, it apparently came down to a love interest. "I wanted to punch AJ [McLean's] lights out for a little while. I was dating a girl, I broke up with her and he started dating her," NSYNC member Chris Kirkpatrick recalled to Billboard. "And I guess he was talking smack to her about me, so I confronted him on it and wanted to kick his ass." Ultimately, Kirkpatrick decided to let his beef with McLean go -- though he doesn't know why. "I don't know how it got resolved -- I saw him out one night and said I wanted to kill him, but I said, 'Let's get a beer,'" he shared. "I think boy band fights are in the same realm as hockey fights. You fight when you're on TV, but then when you're not, you get a beer together. Now we're really good friends." As for the musical feud between the iconic boy bands, NSYNC considered it "friendly competition," not a fierce rivalry. "We can't control how people are gonna take it. All we can do is control how we give it," NSYNC's JC Chasez said. "The doors are open -- we just focus on making our shows good, making sure we sound good, and making sure the records were good." Added Joey Fatone, "It created a friendly competition. There's nothing wrong with friendly competition -- even though we are, of course, better than any of those boy bands. Maybe not right now, a little rusty." (PageSix)

David Bowie Statue Unveiled in English Town Where Ziggy Stardust Debuted. The town of Aylesbury, England unveiled a statue in honor of David Bowie on Sunday (March 25). A single figure wouldn't be enough to simultaneously commemorate all of Bowie's artistic identities, so the memorial, titled Earthly Messenger, is a composite: A mature, suited Bowie looks on at his younger self as Ziggy Stardust, a persona he debuted during an Aylesbury performance in 1972. Additional Bowie personas -- Aladdin Sane, the Goblin King, Lazarus, and more -- are sculpted in relief. If that's not quite enough, the installation features mounted speakers that reportedly play one Bowie song every hour. Alyesbury's new statue was created by sculptor Andrew Sinclair and funded by a Kickstarter campaign organized by local promoter David Stopps. English musician Howard Jones did the honors at the unveiling ceremony. Watch the video, including a short interview with Stopps, via The Telegraph. (Billboard)

Logic Denies Dissing Joyner Lucas on 'Bobby Tarantino II': 'It's Not Who I Am'. Just when Logic fans thought he was finally snapping back at Joyner Lucas on his latest release Bobby Tarantino II, the rapper claims he had no one specifically in mind when he unloaded on "Yuck." "It's not a diss song. If it was a diss song, I'd say somebody's name... this is probably the closest [I'm] ever going to have," Logic recently told Hard Knock TV. "I would never do that. It's not who I am. This is the closest I would ever diss the entire industry that talks shit about me. Every single person in one, that's it. I would never focus on one person, or one thing or one that because I feel sorry for anyone who would try to beef with me. It's like, what's the point? It's funny to me. Me and my homies, we just clown, like, I don't even know any of these people." Until Bobby Tarantino II dropped, the feud between Logic and Lucas was one-sided, with Lucas firing countless shots at Logic since the two teamed up with Tech Nine on "Sriracha" in 2016 (Lucas called Logic's verse "wack"). Among plenty of other comments since, Lucas' most recent shot took aim at Logic's Bobby Tarantino II track "44 More" on March 4. Naturally, when Logic fans heard the lines "Talkin' shit 'bout Logic, I never respond/ I'll let success talk, 'cause a word of advice/ More achievements for yourself and less talk/ Cats beef with Logic, yeah, they prayin' I respond/ If I ever did I dead you in this game with no respawn" in "Yuck," they assumed it was a reference to Lucas' disses. Even though the lyrics do seem to fit the narrative, Logic stressed that he's not looking to get involved in Lucas' beef. "To me it's just not important, it's not worth it. I'm just happy, and I'm not going to live in that life. I'm just so fucking positive," he continued. "This was just a fun opportunity to every journalist, every fucking rapper, every this, every that, in my entire career that has said something about me -- I wish you the best." Whomever the lyrics apply to, Logic does remain true to his positive outlook on life in "Yuck," making sure the haters know he'll kill them with kindness: "Peace, love and positivity, that's all I want with you/ But you push the issue 'cause I give you more press than your publicist could ever get you/ Hell nah, fuck rap, fuck beef, anyone that hate me, I wish you success/ I wish you look in the mirror and ask yourself why you suppressed." (Billboard)

K-Pop Boy Band Shinhwa Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Remake of 'All Your Dreams' Music Video. On March 24, 1998, Korean boy band Shinhwa released their first single "Resolver." Twenty years later the act is still living up to its name, which means "legend" in Korean, and fittingly celebrated its second decade in the industry as the longest-running K-pop act with a remake of one of "All Your Dreams." The music video for the gritty alt rock-dance track updated the song's sound and original imagery, but kept the same plot revolving around men fighting over a woman, suitable for the aggressive melody of the song. Released by the six-member boy band in 2000, "All Your Dreams" was the theme of the group's 20th anniversary "fan party," held in Seoul on March 24-25 as a celebration of their long-lived career. Since debuting with SM Entertainment, currently home to the likes of EXO and Red Velvet, in 1998, Shinhwa has remained together despite management changes and their mandatory service in the South Korean military. They rose to prominence through hits like "T.O.P," "Wild Eyes," and "Perfect Man," and were one of the most prominent Korean boy bands during the first half of the new millennium. Along with their music, Shinhwa's become well-known in South Korea as variety show entertainers and actors. Following a lengthy hiatus beginning in 2008 as members fulfilled their service requirements, the act as a whole returned to the K-pop scene in 2012 with "Venus" to become the first K-pop boy band to reunite following the military, though it has now become a trend. Shinhwa is currently self-managed by Shinhwa Company, while each of the men are also individually managed in regards to their solo careers. The act most recently charted on the World Albums chart with 2015's We, which peaked at No. 3 upon its release that March. (Billboard)

Movies

Gina Rodriguez cast to play Carmen Sandiego in movie. Netflix has acquired the live-action feature film rights to "Carmen Sandiego" and has attached Gina Rodriguez to star as the title character. Rodriguez, who won a Golden Globe for "Jane the Virgin" and continues to play the character, began her transfer to feature star with the Alex Garland-directed "Annihilation" and continues with the remake of the thriller "Miss Bala" that Sony Pictures releases Jan. 25. She will produce "Carmen Sandiego" through her I Can and I Will productions alongside Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser who will also produce. Misher's Misher Films produced "Miss Bala." Andy Berman of Misher films is exec producer. This is an extension of the brand as Netflix last year announced a new Carmen Sandiego animated series for 2019 with Rodriguez voicing the title character. Publisher and learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is the owner of the Carmen Sandiego property. Caroline Fraser is head of HMH Productions and is the executive producer of the Carmen Sandiego Netflix original series and feature film. A line of books from HMH featuring Carmen will launch in 2019 timed to the series release. The movie will be a standalone Carmen adventure that will embrace the beloved '90s property. No writer or director is yet attached to the movie. Rodriguez also voiced a lead role in the upcoming Warner Bros. animated film "Small Foot." Catherine Hardwicke directed "Miss Bala," the remake of the festival award-winning Mexican pic about a beauty pageant contestant who witnesses the brutality of a drug gang and is dragged into its dangerous business. CAA and attorney Karl Austen rep Rodriguez. (PageSix)

Future generations will not forget Dolores Huerta and her more than six decades of activism, no matter how hard the Texas State Board of Education or anyone else tries to erase her from the history books. But it is not only her political and ideological foes that have threatened to sideline her accomplishments: Though he passed away in 1993, Cesar Chvez, the legendary farm union organizer known for leading the United Farm Workers (UFW), still manages to overshadow her with countless monuments and street signs, and even a day, March 31, dedicated to him. Thanks to the documentary Dolores -- a movie that's won Audience Awards at four separate film festivals and premieres on PBS's IndependentLens Tuesday March 27 (9 p.m.) -- that narrative is changing. Dolores was written, directed and produced by Peter Bratt. "I had always believed that Cesar Chvez was the singular visionary who got different partners to ally and help build the organization," Bratt, who describes himself as a "movement kid" and "in the know" at a young age, told PEOPLE CHICA. "Once I started to interview her, I realized she had been organizing farm workers in Stockton [California] prior to meeting Chavez, including founding the Agricultural Workers Organization, which was the precursor to the union. And that this really was a co-venture, a cofounding. They launched it together." Bratt, who did years of research and found a treasure trove of Huerta footage, said his subject recounted one particular event when Chvez asked her if he could be the spokesperson for what would become UFW. "And she said, coming from the '40s and '50s, she was used to accommodating men. She brings up the fact that now, with the consciousness today, she would not have been so accommodating." Dolores Huerta had a key female role model. Born in 1930 in New Mexico, her parents split when she was 3 and she moved to Stockton with her mother, who came to own a restaurant and hotel. She watched her mother give the those in need, often migrant workers, free food and shelter (her father, who she was close with, went on to become a New Mexico politician). She was inspired to do community organizing early on, at least in part due to the segregation and poverty she saw around her while an elementary school teacher. At 25 she helped start the Stockton Community Service Organization; by 30 she cofounded the farm workers union AWA to protect migrants against the powerful grape-growing interests; two years later, she and Chavez partnered for what would become the UFW with its groundbreaking development through non-violent resistance in the mid-1960s. At 36, she negotiated the first contract ever between farm workers and an agricultural company. Huerta, not Chavez, was the principal legislative advocate of the group. "Even that fact was left out of the historical record," says Bratt. "And even in all the iconic photos, you see growers holding up the contract, and Cesar and the male leaders of the executive board. She's oftentimes not even in the photo. The one who negotiated it." In 1968, she was honored by Robert F. Kennedy minutes before he was gunned down at the Ambassador hotel. In 1988, she was beaten so badly by police during a peaceful protest in San Francisco that she had to have her spleen removed in emergency surgery. The assault was captured on video and her lawsuit against the city actually led San Francisco to change its crowd control policies. Bratt and his coproducers sometime referred to her jokingly as the Forrest Gump of activism because she has been, at one time or another, connected to an array of events, movements and leaders from Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis, who show up in the film, to Black Lives Matter and Standing Rock today. Dolores Huerta is still politically active at 87. Lately she has been focusing on educational system reform through the Dolores Huerta Foundation and examining whether people of color are properly or underrepresented in history books. Also, her group keeps an eye on potential Act transgressions, among other civil society duties. In fact, throughout the last few years, Bratt had a hard time pinning her down to do the five separate interviews he eventually filmed, because "she had work to do." That work is what likely keeps her out of the history textbooks. Huerta was actively removed from textbooks in 2010 by the Texas State Board of Education at least partly because she is still alive and a democrat (you can watch the debate on YouTube). This school board and Texas textbooks have an outsized influence on public schools throughout the country because they print so many that they give them away for free -- as long as they come from certain publishers. As Bratt says, "Certainly in other states, teachers may on their own teach [about Huerta]. But in the official textbooks, she was removed and remains so." At least, there is a school in Fort Worth, Texas, named after her. Another fun fact: Dolores the documentary was the brainchild of musician Carlos Santana, who called Bratt in 2013 to tell him the movie had to be done. (Santana also produces and was reportedly told to get the movie made by his mother). Bratt, the son of a single Peruvian mother who marched with Huerta and brother of the actor Benjamin Bratt, had made feature films but had never done a documentary. Luckily for him, and for true-history fans, a wealth of archival material shows her "in action in the trenches throughout six and a half decades. We felt like we could show the audience her presence and importance rather than tell them about it." Dolores premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on the inauguration day of President Trump, but the project began in a different political setting. "When we started out, Barack Obama was president of the US. At that point, we were supposedly quote unquote post-racial," Bratt says with a laugh that evokes a certain nostalgic naivette. As for now, he says, "I think people are kind of in awe of the depth of her work and also her example. The very example that people need right now with the strife and the racism, and what's happening in the women's movement, the #MeToo movement." But the film Dolores, which covers her entire life, is not the simple portrait of a hero or, as its promos call it, "one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century." Bratt interviews several of her children and it becomes clear that she made tough choices between being an activist and a mother. She is twice divorced. Other than Dolores, about which the Washington Post had nice things to say, Bratt has helmed two acclaimed independent features, Follow Me Home (1996) and La Mission (2009). After Dolores debuts on PBS's Independent Lens Tuesday, March 27, it will be available for streaming at pbs.org. (People)

Former Berlin and Venice Festival Director Defends Harvey Weinstein. "He's one of the few Hollywood producers that truly love film," Moritz de Hadeln wrote in an op-ed for a Swiss newspaper. "The lynch justice he's now experiencing is just disgusting." Moritz de Hadeln, the former director of the Berlin and Venice film festivals, has publicly defended disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In an op-ed for Swiss newspaper Weltwoche, de Hadeln praised Weinstein as "one of the few Hollywood producers who truly love film," writing that "no one has done as much for European cinema as he has." In the piece, de Hadeln sharply criticizes his festival colleges, including Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux, Dieter Kosslick of the Berlin festival and Venice director Alberto Barbera, for condemning Weinstein after dozens of women came forward last year accusing the Oscar-winning producer of sexual harassment and assault. "More than anyone else, they should understand the important role that the Weinstein brothers, Harvey in particular, have had in supporting European cinema," he wrote, noting that the films of Franco Zeffirelli, Jim Sheridan, Pedro Almodovar, Stephen Frears and Bernardo Bertolucci, among others, would not have "gained entry into the U.S. market" without Weinstein. "Banning Harvey means European cinema loses an important trump card, a person...whose expertise has made it possible for many important works to succeed." De Hadeln wrote that Weinstein, who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment and assault, is the victim of "lynch justice" that the 77-year-old former festival director called "disgusting." Weinstein, de Hadeln argued, "has not even been convicted of the crimes these numerous women have accused him of, but the voice of the people has denied him the right to presumption of innocence.... We should let the legal system decide if Weinstein has committed any crimes," but Weinstein's professional contributions to cinema "are undeniable." In his article, De Hadeln also questioned the reach of the #MeToo movement, which has gained international prominence. While allegations of assault or rape can be handled by the legal system, de Hadeln argued, the movement is now questioning "the relationship between men and women, the attraction and repulsion that is anchored in human nature." He wrote: "When an actress is touched by Harvey Weinstein in an indecorous manner, goes alone the next day to his hotel room and then screams 'Me too!' you can only agree with [French actress] Brigitte Bardot in calling them a hypocrite." De Hadeln, 77, was director of the Berlin Film Festival from 1980 to 2001 and ran the Venice fest in 2002 and 2003. During that time, he featured several films produced by Weinstein, including The English Patient, Jackie Brown, Shakespeare in Love, Dirty Pretty Things and Frida. (Hollywood Reporter)

Cannes: Swiss Director Ursula Meier to Lead Golden Camera Jury. The jury selects the best first film from across all official sections. Swiss director Ursula Meier will head up the Camera d'Or, or Golden Camera, jury, which selects the best first film from across all the official selections of the Cannes Film Festival. The jury will select the winner from across the festival, including the Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, and the Critics' Week and the Directors' Fortnight sidebars. The prize will be awarded during the closing ceremony on May 20. Last year's prize went to Leonor Serraille's Montparnasse Bienvenue. Houda Benyamina's Divines took the prize in 2016 and went on to a Golden Globe nomination for best foreign-language film. Jim Jarmusch, Pascale Ferran, Naomi Kawase, Mira Nair and Steve McQueen are all past winners. Cate Blanchett will head up this year's main competition jury in Cannes, while French director Bertrand Bonello will lead the short film and student juries. This year's Cannes Film Festival is set to run May 8-19. (Hollywood Reporter)

Elisabeth Murdoch Helps Open Locksmith Animation's London Studio. The company, co-founded by Sarah Smith, Julie Lockhart and Murdoch, is already working on 'Ron's Gone Wrong' for Fox and has two further animated feature films in the pipeline for the studio. The latest major entry into the world of high-end CG animation has officially opened the doors to its new studio. Locksmith Animation, which already has a three-picture deal with 20th Century Fox, formally opened its facilities in London's plush Primrose Hill neighborhood on Monday, with co-founders Elisabeth Murdoch, Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart on hand to welcome guests, who included Cate Blanchett. "We are creating the next global animation powerhouse in the U.K.," said Murdoch, who teamed up with former Aardman Animation executives Smith (Arthur Christmas) and Lockhart (Shaun the Sheep) to create Locksmith four years ago after leaving TV giant Shine, which she set up before selling to her father Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, before it split into News Corp and 21st Century Fox, in 2011. The three-level, 5,000-square-foot studio first opened in late 2017 and has since welcomed around 70 staff from the U.K. and overseas, many working on Locksmith's first feature, Ron's Gone Wrong, which has been in production for seven months and is due out in 2020. Smith and Lockhart said they had sought out some of the biggest names in animation to collaborate on their projects, something underlined by the assortment of names working on Ron's Gone Wrong. Among the film's multi-award-winning team are director and Pixar vet J.P. Vine (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), production designers Nathan Crowley (Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight) with Aurelien Predal (Mune, The Little Prince), producer Lara Breay (Megamind, Penguins of Madagascar), editor David Burrows (The Lego Movie), cinematographer David Peers (Happy Feet) and VFX supervisor Philippe Denis (Trolls). While the Primrose Hill facility will house the creative "front-end" team of writers, directors, producers and artists, the digital production will take place at Locksmith's London pipeline partner, the Oscar-winning VFX giant Double Negative. Double Negative's CEO Matt Holben and managing director Alex Hope both serve as directors of Locksmith. In her speech, Smith briefly spoke about her company's two future projects, including a "properly irreverent girl movie set in London" and a film about the "end of times," when kids have inherited the earth. Lockhart later told The Hollywood Reporter that both had been optioned by Fox. Locksmith -- which is expected to deliver a film every 12 to 15 months, helping to bolster Fox's focus on family titles -- has also optioned the rights to Lissa Evans' acclaimed children's book Wed Wabbit. The building in which Locksmith's studio sits also houses Murdoch's arts education charity Freelands Foundation, which she said would help empower the next generation of creatives working at the company. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

The adorable twins on "Big Little Lies" are already big shots when it comes to negotiating sweet deals in Hollywood. Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti were barely 7 years old back in 2015 when they each landed their roles on 'BLL' and each scored a $50k payout for season 1 ... this according to docs obtained by TMZ. Cameron and Nicholas -- now 10 years old -- play Josh and Max Wright ... the twin sons of Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgrd's characters. Before landing a role on the hit HBO show, their only other on-screen work had been a brief appearance on "Black-ish." "Big Little Lies" just started filming season 2, and the twins should know ... it's never too soon to request a massive raise. (TMZ)

The Good Doctor: Get Ready for "Twists and Turns" in Season 2. Season one of The Good Doctor may have just ended, but we're already getting some info on what we can expect in season two. "David [Shore] has some really wonderful things in store," executive producer Daniel Dae Kim told E! News before the show's PaleyFest panel. "Some really nice character turns. Freddie [Highmore]'s journey -- Shaun's journey -- is going to have a couple of twists and turns that I find incredibly compelling..." "I'm hoping to continue to explore these themes and these issues and throwing Dr. Murphy into more situations where he's challenged and where he has a unique insight," Executive producer Shore told us. "Because I think the show superficially is about Dr. Murphy learning how to navigate the world, but I think on a deeper level, the show is much more of what Dr. Murphy has to teach us." In the finale, Shaun (Highmore) learned that his mentor, Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) was dying of an inoperable brain tumor, and he was so distracted that he accidentally almost killed a patient during surgery. No one wanted to admit that it was probably Shaun's mistake that nearly killed a frat boy who had consumed both molly and a whole bunch of Tide Pods, but in the end, that was somehow the only conclusion, and Shaun made the decision to rat himself out, despite endangering both his and Glassman's jobs. Speaking of Glassman, we went on quite a roller coaster in terms of what exactly he's dying from and if he's dying at all. First, it was just an inoperable tumor that gave him two years to live. Then, it was an even more inoperable tumor that gave him around four months to live. By the end, after a biopsy, he still had a brain tumor, but maybe after a lot of radiation treatments and surgery, maybe he could live a while, which is good news for all of us. Not sure we could have handled this hiatus if he were near death! The Good Doctor will return to ABC in the fall. (Eonline)

Jasper Gets Stuck in an Ambulance as Riots Break Out During King Robert's Blackout on The Royals. Jasper (Tom Austen) is finally heading home to the palace! Or so he thought... The security guard's ambulance escort is interrupted when rioters, who were setting fire to the city during King Robert's (Max Brown) blackout, decide to make his ambulance their next target in the clip from Sunday's new The Royals. "Hey guys, what's happening?" a strapped down Jasper asks the ambulance drivers. With fiery cars and angry rioters coming their way, the drivers are caught between protecting the king's guard and protecting themselves. "Oh they don't pay me enough for this s--t. I'm getting out of here!" one of the drivers yells before they both jump out of the truck. Sorry, Jasper! Here's hoping that he makes it out in one piece. (Eonline)

Nickelodeon drops Dan Schneider amid rumors of 'abusive behavior'. Nickelodeon has ended its long relationship with one of its most prolific series creators, Dan Schneider. "Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider's Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal," Nickelodeon and Schneider said in a joint statement to Deadline. "Since several Schneider's Bakery projects are wrapping up, both sides agreed that this is a natural time for Nickelodeon and Schneider's Bakery to pursue other opportunities and projects. "Dan and his Schneider's Bakery team have created a string of lasting, groundbreaking hits over the years including 'iCarly,' 'Drake & Josh,' 'Victorious,' 'Kenan & Kel' and the current number-one hit show on Nickelodeon, 'Henry Danger,'" the statement continued. "We thank Dan and his Schneider's Bakery producers, executives and social media team for their immeasurable contributions to Nickelodeon, and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. And Dan and Schneider's Bakery are proud of the work they did together with Nickelodeon and will always remain big fans of the network." The decision comes as Nickelodeon has opted to cancel Schneider's latest series, "Game Shakers" after three seasons. I hear the network intends to move forward with a fifth season of Schneider's remaining live-action Nick series, "Henry Danger." (He also has the animated "The Adventures of Kid Danger," whose future is unclear.) "After three seasons and 63 episodes, Nickelodeon has wrapped production on its live-action series 'Game Shakers,'" Nickelodeon said in a statement to Deadline. "We are proud of the show's success, and our dedicated and talented cast and crew. Premieres will continue to air throughout 2018." Among other things, I hear there had been multiple complaints of abusive behavior against Schneider filed by members of his staff. Schneider has been Nick's top creator/showrunner of live-action comedy hits for the past two decades. He is credited in part with discovering such young actresses as Ariana Grande, Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears and Victoria Justice, who were cast as leads of his series. But along with all his success, for years Schneider had been under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows. Among the things that have raised eyebrows are his tweeted photos of the toes of his young female stars. Additionally, there have been issues with bloated budgets and long production days on Schneider's shows. Schneider has had well documented temper issues for years. I hear there was a flareup last week during a meeting he had with Nickelodeon executives where they indicated to him that "Game Shakers" was not getting renewed for a fourth season. Sources say that Schneider's reaction was, at least in part, due to the fact that Game Shakers was about to wrap production on its third season the following day with a cliffhanger season finale, which would leave fans without closure. I hear at the meeting Schneider also was told that, with his other Nick comedy, "Henry Danger," on hiatus, another show (I hear it's "Austin & Ally" creators Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert's new Nick series, "Cousins for Life"),would move into the production space in the Nickelodeon-owned Burbank studios which has housed Schneider's series exclusively for the past few years. Sources say that Schneider objected to the prospect of having to share the office and production space with the non-Bakery show. (PageSix)

BBC Partners With Simon Cowell's Syco, Fremantle for 'Greatest Dancer' Talent Show. The Saturday night show will search for the U.K.'s best dancer. Simon Cowell is getting his dancing shoes on. The BBC has commissioned the America's Got Talent judge's Syco Entertainment and Thames (part of FremantleMedia U.K.) to make The Greatest Dancer, a new Saturday night show set to search for the U.K.'s best dancer. "With the continued success of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC is undoubtedly the home of dance," said Kate Phillips, controller, entertainment commissioning for the BBC. "By launching The Greatest Dancer, we want to give the vast array of dance talent across the U.K. the chance to shine. I can't wait to work with Syco and Thames to uncover the talent out there and let our audience critique and celebrate the nation's unsung dance heroes." Added Nigel Hall, global head of TV for Syco: "The auditions for the pilot episode saw some of the most jaw-dropping, heartfelt and moving auditions I've ever seen on a dance show. There are some spectacular moments and we are beyond thrilled to have secured this commission over fierce competition. We look forward to working with the BBC team on something just a little bit special." Amelia Brown, managing director of Thames TV, said: "The Greatest Dancer is such an exciting project, and we're delighted to be working with the BBC to bring it to life for everyone at home. It's a fantastic format full of warmth and heart with the pilot revealing some incredibly magical moments. It's sure to make an unmissable Saturday night treat for the whole family to enjoy." The Greatest Dancer will be executive produced by Hall and Brown. The series was commissioned for BBC One by Phillips and Charlotte Moore, director BBC Content. The commissioning editor for the BBC is Kalpna Patel-Knight. (Hollywood Reporter)

Roseanne Barr Hopes 'Roseanne' Revival Spans Multiple Seasons. Barr says bringing the iconic show back to life has made her feel "young again." Roseanne Barr is so looking forward to ABC's revival of her eponymous sitcom that the Emmy winner wants to film more Roseanne once the nine-episode reboot season concludes. "We all want to definitely [do more seasons]. We had such a blast. And it was just so fun to be together again," Barr -- who starred on Roseanne for nine seasons from 1988 to 1997 -- said during a Monday night Paley Center panel in New York City. "We remember all the old jokes and all the old things that we used to do and they were so funny and still fun." The 65-year-old comedian, who was involved in the show's scripts, went on to say that reuniting with her TV family was a revitalizing experience. "It kind of felt like it took some years off," she added. "It subtracted some years from my life. I felt young again." John Goodman, who plays Barr's TV husband Dan Conner, joked that he is more than willing to film future seasons "if I live that long!" In November, it was announced that ABC increased the series' original order from eight episodes to nine. Before Monday night's panel kicked off, executive producer Tom Werner told The Hollywood Reporter that he is optimistic about extending the Conners' return to the small screen. "I'll let the audience decide that. But the cast had a really great time," he said one day before the show's Tuesday return. "I'm hopeful that the audience will respond to the episodes and I think that it would be a pleasure to do more episodes." Whether or not the Roseanne revival makes it past nine episodes, Werner said he hopes the show's 2018 iteration will leave viewers with a newfound sense of unity during a time of political division. In the premiere episode, Barr's TV alter ego is a vocal supporter of President Trump, while sister Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf) is a staunch liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. "It's OK to laugh and it's OK to watch a family where not everybody agrees with each other," he says. "There's a lot of division in this country and a lot of people were frustrated. Hopefully this is a chance for people to come and watch a show together even if they have different political views." Roseanne, which returns to ABC on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, is the latest sitcom to debut amid TV's reboot frenzy. NBC's Will and Grace was initially ordered for one 10-episode season before expanding to 16 and then scoring two more season renewals, and CBS' Murphy Brown received a 13-episode straight-to-series order. (Hollywood Reporter)

The Crown fans cried mutiny earlier this month when producers revealed that series lead Claire Foy was paid less than her costar Matt Smith -- but no one felt more rattled by the news than the Queen herself. Foy broke her silence on the fuss surrounding her salary over the weekend. While she admitted that being the center of the drama felt "very out of the ordinary," she of course understood why fans were royally pissed off. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Unsane star explained: "I'm surprised because I'm at the center of it, and anything that I'm at the center of like that is very very odd, and feels very very out of ordinary. But I'm not [surprised about the interest in the story] in the sense that it was a female-led drama. I'm not surprised that people saw [the story] and went, 'Oh, that's a bit odd.'" The odd story came out during the INTV Conference in Jerusalem, when producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries revealed that Foy was paid less than Smith, who portrays Prince Philip, due to the actor's fame from Doctor Who. A number of fans weren't satisfied with that justification and were so outraged they created a Care2 petition encouraging Smith to donate the difference in their paychecks to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. While Foy didn't comment on the petition, she added that Smith was just as caught off guard about the ordeal as she was: "But I know that Matt feels the same that I do, that it's odd to find yourself at the center [of a story] that you didn't particularly ask for." Smith has yet to respond to the petition. For what it's worth, Left Bank Pictures, which produces The Crown, issued an apology to both actors in a statement, which reads: "We want to apologize to both Claire Foy and to Matt Smith, brilliant actors and friends, who have found themselves at the center of a media storm this week through no fault of their own. Claire and Matt are incredibly gifted actors who, along with the wider cast on The Crown have worked tirelessly to bring our characters to life with compassion and integrity. As the producers of The Crown, we at Left Bank Pictures are responsible for budgets and salaries; the actors are not aware of who gets what and cannot be held personally responsible for the pay of their colleagues." Discussing individuals' salaries is certainly not polite conversation, but sometimes it's a necessary one. As the producers said, from now on, "no one makes more than the Queen." (Perez Hilton)

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