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Thursday, March 29, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Star Trek's Terry Farrell Marries Leonard Nimoy's Son Adam Nimoy. May this marriage live long and prosper! Trekkies are bound to geek out over this wedding news -- because Terry Farrell and Adam Nimoy are officially husband and wife! Farrell, who played Jadzia Dax on the '90s series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, wed Nimoy, the son of Leonard Nimoy, on Monday in San Francisco. Leonard became known as a Hollywood legend for his portrayal of Spock in the sci-fi series. He passed away in 2015, and would have been the actor's 87th birthday. Film critic Scott Mantz broke the news on Twitter with a photo of the newlyweds in front of City Hall. Terry confirmed the nuptials, writing in her own tweet, "Freakin AWESOME day!!!!!!! Love ya all! Aka: Mrs. Adam Nimoy." The pair got engaged in Aug. 2017. This marks second marriage for both Terry, who has a son from a previous marriage, and Adam, who has a son and daughter with his ex-wife. Congratulations, Terry and Adam! (Eonline)

Orlando Bloom Heads to Tokyo for Katy Perry's Tour Kickoff. Well hello, Orlando Bloom! The English actor was photographed hitting the streets of Tokyo on Tuesday, and it just so happens that he's in town for none other than Katy Perry! According to multiple fans who shared photos and video footage on social media, Orlando was in the audience for Katy's concert at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The "Swish Swish" songstress just kicked off the Asia leg of her Witness World Tour and is expected to perform in the same venue the following evening. She'll then head to Hong Kong and the Philippines before wrapping up the nine-stop tour stretch in Indonesia next month. It's unclear if Bloom plans to hitch a ride on his on-again girlfriend's private plane, but there's no doubt they had a blast taking in Tokyo's sights and sounds. Orlando and Katy joined a group of pals for a Super Mario-themed tour of Tokyo on go-karts. Dressed in matching Mario and Luigi onesies, the lovebirds hit the pavement with smiles on their faces, per videos uploaded to their friends' Instagrams. Earlier this month, the pair spent time in Prague -- where Bloom rents a flat while filming TV drama Carnival Row. After initially calling things off in March 2017, Katy and Orlando decided to give their relationship another shot about six months later. "They haven't called each other boyfriend or girlfriend yet but it's [kind of] known to their close circle," an insider recently told E! News. "They talk all the time. Katy and Orlando have grown up since they cooled down. They never stopped communicating." Reunited and it feels so good? Yes, it does! (Eonline)

Anna Faris opens up about her divorce from Chris Pratt in candid interview. The internet is still sobbing... When the news broke that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were separating after eight years, the world collectively sobbed - love is dead. The couple, who met in 2007 while filming the romantic comedy Take Me Home Tonight, said attempts to save their relationship had failed. "We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed," Pratt wrote in a post on Facebook. "Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward," the statement said. The statement added that the two had "cherished" their time together and "continue to have the deepest respect for one another". Following the news, which broke last year, Anna opened up while chatting to Dax Shepherd on his Armchair Expert podcast, where she discussed how it felt to see everyone's comments online. "Chris and I did talk about [it]. We got, like on the Twitter feed, yes like 'Love is dead' and 'relationship goals'." "I think what we were also guilty of -- although we had an unbelievable marriage and we have a great friendship now, we love our son to death, and I'm really proud of that because I'm not sure I did that well the first time [I was married]. But I do think we obviously cultivated something, and it was rewarding for a while. It was like 'Oh, people seem to think we got all this shit all right.'" When asked whether she felt pressured about 'letting down' their fans, she explained: "I don't know if embarrassment is quite the right word. Something akin to that. I had a little bit of a childish feeling of 'Oh come on, fucking grow up!' Like, a little anger. But that's not fair either because I cultivated it though," "We intentionally cultivated this idea of like, 'Look at this beautiful family.' There were so many moments that were like that but of course just like anything on social media, you don't post like, 'Where the fuck is the toilet paper?!' or whatever. I think it's a very hard forum to be genuine, and I think it does a disservice to people to not be." She also spoke about marriage in general and its role in society. She said: "I need to figure out what the purpose is. Is it safety for your children? Is it convention? Is it so other people respect your relationship more? For me, I'm just not quite sure where it fits, especially when it feels so easy to get married, and then there's like the untangling in terms of the state getting involved." "There is the importance of how other people then treat you as a married man as opposed to a man with a girlfriend. I do think it is important how other people respect a relationship -- I'm not saying it's a good reason, but it is a small benefit of having that label of being married." Anna's now dating cinematographer Michael Barrett, but it seems that marriage may not be on the cards, given her latest revelation. Either way, Anna and Chris are still friends and their little boy will have a life full of love. (British Glamour)

Chrissy Teigen Saved From Being Hit by a Cyclist by This Kind Stranger. Careful, Chrissy Teigen! The 32-year-old model was about to cross the street in New York on Tuesday when a man saved her from being hit by a cyclist. A few fans mistook the photos of the incident as the man trying to get too close to Teigen. "Hey @chrissyteigen this looks like you have strapped a very small man to your boob," one follower wrote. "I had the baby," Teigen, who is pregnant with her second child, joked back. However, the Lip Sync Battle host set the record straight after one follower accused the man of being a "creeper." "Nah, he actually saved me from getting run over by a cyclist," she tweeted. "I should have looked before stepping out." Teigen is currently in New York for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert -- the NBC production starring her husband John Legend. Of course, the couple brought their adorable daughter Luna, too. Teigen also stopped by the Today show to discuss the question that's on everyone's mind: Who bit Beyonce? While the model didn't name names, she did say "it's not who I thought." Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert airs April 1 at 8 p.m. ET, so it looks like Teigen and the family will be in New York a little longer. Just remember to look both ways, Chrissy! (Eonline)

Shake It Off Star Caroline Sunshine Joining White House Press Team. Donald Trump's White House may have lost more than a few good men and women recently, but it's about to get a little bit of sunshine...Caroline Sunshine, that is. The former Disney darling joining the White House press team as an assistant, reports CNN. The 22-year-old actress and trained dancer is probably best known for her role starring opposite Zendaya on Shake It Off as European exchange student Tinka Hessenheffer, but this isn't her first role in the White House. While attending Claremont McKenna College, the one-time child star interned at the White House, which has recently had a number of its own shake-it-ups, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told CNN in a statement, "Caroline Sunshine was a White House intern. In college, she was involved with the American Enterprise Institute and an active member of her school's Model United Nations team." The statement continued, "Prior to her internship at the White House, Caroline interned for the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the College Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party." Despite being almost inactive on social media for the past year, Caroline still has over 500,000 Twitter followers and over 235,000 Instagram followers. Sunshine was also in the 2010 film Marmaduke, starring Owen Wilson. The little politco also most recently appeared in the 2017 Lifetime movie, Mommy, I Didn't Do It. The White House, captained by reality star-turned-president Trump, has been all about scooping up larger-than-life personalities and famous faces in recent days. CNBC host and conservative personality Larry Kudlow was appointed as the director of the White House National Economic Council by Trump. Fox News analyst John Bolton will be the next national security adviser following the exits of Michael Flynn and H.R. McMaster. His tenure is believed to begin on April 9. (Eonline)

R. Kelly's Ex Says He "Trained" a Girl to Be His "Pet." New light is being shined on R. Kelly's controversial personal life. The 51-year-old Grammy winner is the subject of a newly released BBC3 documentary, R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes, which features an interview with his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones. Jones, who previously came forward in the summer and fall of 2017 alleging Kelly controlled an "inner circle" of women, of which she was once allegedly a victim of. She also previously claimed that he physically abused her and coerced her into performing sexual acts with him and other women during their two-year relationship. Speaking in the documentary, Jones elaborated on allegations that Kelly would "train" women. "Later when I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he 'trained' since she was 14, those were his words," she said in the documentary. "I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things that I would say and her mannerisms were like mine. That's when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. He calls them his pets." According to Jones, during one instance, Kelly started to record her while she was undressed in a chair and then a "girl" walked into the room. "He had her crawl on the floor towards me and perform oral sex on me and he said this is my f--king pet. I trained her. She's gonna teach you how to be with me." It is unclear how old the girl was at the time of the interacton. "How do you defend yourself against someone who's been honing their skills as a predator for 25 years, who's also a multimillionaire, and one of the most famous and successful artists in the music industry?" Lovell Jones, reportedly Kelly's former backup singer, asked, according to BBC. Jones previously mentioned Kelly's alleged "training," telling Rolling Stone in October, "He was like a drill sergeant even when he was pleasuring me" and claimed he made comments like "I gotta train you." "He was telling me how to bend my back or move my leg here," she described to the magazine at the time. "I'm like, 'Why is he directing it like this?' It was very uncomfortable." In response to the allegations Jones previously made, Kelly's rep issued the following statement to E! News at the time. "Mr. Kelly is aware of the repeated and now evolving claims of Ms. Kanika 'Kitti' Jones. It is unfortunate that Ms. Jones, after public statements to the contrary, is now attempting to portray a relationship history with Mr. Kelly as anything other than consensual involvement between two adults. As stated previously, Mr. Kelly does not control the decision-making or force the actions of any other human being, including Ms. Jones, by her own admission. Any claim of wrongdoing of any kind or of mistreatment of any woman by him is false, ill-motived and defamatory." Per R. Kelly's publicist, Kelly has no comment at this time. (Eonline)

Corey Feldman is hospitalized after he says a total stranger stabbed him in the abdomen and then escaped. Corey says he was sitting in his car Tuesday night in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley -- with a security guard -- when 3 men approached the car. He says while his security was distracted by the 3 men, a car pulled up and another attacker jumped out, stabbed him and fled the scene. Corey rushed to a hospital after the attack, and that's when LAPD was informed of the attack. Cops are now investigating, but Corey thinks he knows who's responsible. He says he's been receiving online threats from some "Wolfpack." Corey adds, "I have reason to believe it's all connected! Enough is enough!" UPDATE: Law enforcement sources tell us, although Feldman claims he was stabbed, there was no evidence of a laceration ... no cut to his abdomen. Cops tell us they don't know if Corey suffered any other injuries, but there was nothing visible on his body. He was admitted to the hospital in stable condition. (TMZ)

Stephen Belafonte has asked a judge to essentially order his daughter into therapy to deprogram her from Mel B's campaign of hate. Belafonte says Mel B has poisoned 6-year-old Madison with lies about him, making outrageous statements to the child, including putting in her head that Stephen was abusive to her sister, Angel. Belafonte points to a letter purportedly written by Angel saying she was scared of him, but the letter uses adult language such as "witnessing physical abuse," and "attempting to fake sleep." He says Mel B wrote the letter. He also says it's Mel B's M.O. to alienate children from their fathers. He says during their marriage, she had a consistent plan to alienate her oldest daughter, Phoenix, from her biological father. Stephen also says Mel B made an outrageous claim that he gave Madison medicine that made her throw up. He says all he gave her was Children's Tylenol. Stephen wants the judge to order Madison into therapy to shield her from the acrimony surrounding the divorce and presumably deprogram her from what he says are Mel B's lies. (TMZ)

DMX needs rehab for substance abuse, not a long prison sentence in his tax evasion case, 'cause he's a sick person who's hit rock bottom ... so says former NBA star Jayson Williams. TMZ broke the story ... DMX -- who's facing 5 years behind bars for failing to pay millions in taxes -- asked a federal judge to allow him to participate in a rehab program Williams operates ... instead of doing hard time. FYI -- Rebound Institute is a faith-based addiction and wellness program located in Palm Beach County, FL. We talked to the ex-hooper, who told us he contacted the rapper's people and "put together a plan where he's gonna come down here and work real hard and get himself together." Williams says X failing to pony up to Uncle Sam was a product of substance abuse. "He wasn't evading taxes on purpose. When you're in a self-destruct mode," JW tells us, "You're not going, 'I'm gonna pay my taxes tomorrow.' You're going, 'Hey man, I'm not even going to live. My self-esteem is low. I gotta take myself outta here.'" "That's where we're at right now. We're dealing with a sick individual." Williams says the rapper has committed to attending his program. So, the only obstacle is the court and prosecutor signing off on the plan. "You can always come back and put him in jail if he doesn't do the right thing." The judge is expected to make a decision on DMX's fate Wednesday. (TMZ)

Zay Hilfigerrr found a new use for a fire extinguisher -- instead of using it to put out a blaze ... he fanned the flames of a feud with his roommate. The "Juju On That Beat" rapper's seen on video -- obtained by TMZ -- arguing with his roomie off camera with extinguisher in hand ... then taking a few steps toward him and shooting a cloud of fire-squelching chemicals. Later in the vid ... Zay's heard telling the story of what escalated the dust-up, claiming his roommate accused him of partying and putting a hole in the wall. Zay says his roomie also talked smack about his mom and friends. The rapper tells us he didn't cause any damage and was actually getting his stuff to move out when his roommate confronted him along with 3 other guys ... and Zay says everything he did -- including the blast from the fire extinguisher -- was in self-defense. We broke the story ... cops responded to a 911 call by Hilfigerrr's roommate, who claimed he was being attacked by Zay at their North Hollywood home last week. Police restored the peace while the rapper got his stuff and left. No report was taken for a crime. (TMZ)

A woman who had to flee that Harlem building that went up in flames during a movie shoot is suing director Ed Norton's production company for misleading her during the blaze. The woman says she was in her apartment when the fire started last week in the building's basement, but according to her lawsuit ... someone from the production team for the film -- "Motherless Brooklyn" -- told her it had been extinguished. That was not the case -- as we reported, more than 200 firefighters responded to the five-alarm blaze before it was finally knocked down early Friday morning. In the suit, she ended up having to "run for her life" down dark stairways, engulfed in smoke ... and feared she would die in the inferno. She made it out safely, but she says all her belongings were destroyed, including grad school text books, jewelry, her child's artwork and all her forms of personal ID. Norton is directing the movie and co-starring with Bruce Willis. Officials have not determined if the production is responsible for starting the fire, which killed one firefighter. However, the resident says Norton's production company had "highly flammable equipment" in the basement ... according to the suit. She's suing Norton's company Class 5 Films, as well as the landlord, for $6 million. (TMZ)

Edward Norton's Production Company Sued for $7M After Deadly Fire. A pair of sibling residents of a Harlem apartment building damaged by a deadly fire have sued Edward Norton's production company, which was filming inside the structure at the time, and their landlord for alleged negligence. A New York City firefighter named Michael R. Davidson, a father of four, was killed battling the blaze last Thursday. He was 37. He was laid to rest at a funeral on Tuesday. Hundreds of FDNY members, as well as Norton, attended. Producers of the film, Motherless Brooklyn, had said that their crew had "immediately alerted the fire department and began alerting residents of the building" and evacuating the area themselves as soon as they noticed smoke on set. George Cruz and sister Erica Cruz filed a lawsuit against the production company, Class 5, Inc., as well as their apartment's owner, Vincent Sollazzo-Lampkin, in New York Supreme Court on Tuesday. They stated that Erica resided in the home and that George's name was on the lease. They said the fire destroyed the unit and everything inside it. They also claimed loss of use and the right to a rent controlled/stabilized apartment. They said Erica was inside their home at the time of the fire and at the time Motherless Brooklyn was being filmed. They said that they believed that the production company "maintained certain equipment, including highly flammable equipment in the basement" and that the fire broke out there due to their "recklessness, carelessness and negligence." The Cruz family claims that when production company representatives "became aware of the fire, they did not warn the tenants in the building; in fact, they misled the tenants into believing there had been a fire that had been extinguished." The siblings are suing Class 5, Inc. for $7 million. The company has not responded. Norton had said on Instagram recently that the fire appeared to have started in the basement of the building, while his crew was filming elsewhere, in a bar and another apartment. He said he was setting up a shot outside the building at the time and that his assistant director was the first to smell smoke "and it was he and others on the crew who acted decisively and quickly to try to locate the source of the smoke, evacuate cast and crew, call the fire department and then rapidly move our equipment and vehicles away so that the FDNY had clear access." "I cannot praise the professionalism of our crew highly enough," he wrote. "Had our team not noticed the situation and responded and alerted the fire department with the speed they did, I believe the residents of the building above would have perished." The Cruz family is also suing their landlord for $7 million. They claim he was "reckless, careless and negligent in having a building that was in hazardous condition." He has not responded. They said the building did not have proper and working smoke detectors, did not have fire extinguishers, efficient and sufficient personnel or proper lighting in the stairwell, and was also "not in a clean slate." They said the landlord failed "to maintain the building in a safe condition" and accused him of violating "applicable laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to the New York City Fire Code." They said that as a result of his "negligence," Erica suffered severe and permanent personal injuries including but not limited to aggravation and exacerbation of pre-existing asthma and respiratory condition" as well as "severe emotional distress" and "required medical care and attention and will require such care in the future." They said Erica had to "run for her life down several sets of dark stairs engulfed in smoke unable to breathe or see where she was going while fearful of falling with each step." They also said she now fears death and dying, suffers from anxiety and post-traumatic stress and has nightmares. Meanwhile, contractors are making plans to take apart the entire building after the Department of Buildings deemed it unstable and issued an emergency declaration on Friday ordering the owner to tear it down by hand, the New York Times reported. A spokesperson for the group said the building is not at imminent risk of collapse, but that it needs to be demolished for the "safety of the neighboring buildings and the general public," the outlet said. (Eonline)

Bill Cosby's legal team doesn't want the jury to hear a phone call Andrea Constand made to her mom and is asking a judge to bar it from his retrial ... TMZ has learned. According to new legal docs ... Cosby's lawyers claim his accuser's call in January 2005 -- in which she tells her mother she was drugged and molested about a year earlier -- is hearsay and shouldn't be allowed. Both Constand and her mom, Gianna, testified about the call during Cosby's first trial ... which ended in a mistrial. Jury selection for the 80-year-old comedian's retrial is set to start on April 2, and he's facing charges of sexual assault against Constand. He's pled not guilty. (TMZ)

K-Pop Singer Seo Minwoo Dead: 100% Boy Band Member Was 33. Korean pop star Seo Minwoo has died. He was 33-years-old According to a statement released by his record label Top Media, the 100% boy band member went into cardiac arrest at his Seoul home on Mar. 25. Paramedics were reportedly dispatched but found the singer dead. "His family, the 100% members, and the Top Media artists and staff members are all grief-stricken and in mourning from the unexpected, sad news," a Top Media statement, translated by The Guardian, read. A funeral "will be held quietly, according to the will of the family." On Mar. 27, the record label expressed its "sincere gratitude" to all of fans, fellow artists and members of the industry who expressed their condolences. The company also asked fans to remember Minwoo as someone who "always laughs brightly." Fellow bandmate Changbum paid tribute to the late artist on social media. "May the souls of the deceased refrain," he wrote on Instagram in Korean. "I hope you are comfortable in the sky. I want you to be a bright star and shine this world." Minwoo was the lead vocalist of 100%, which made its debut in 2012. That same year the band released its EP We, 100%, which contained songs like "Bad Boy" and "Still Again." In 2014, he left the group to serve in the Korean military. In addition to his music career, Minwoo was an actor and appeared in the show Sharp 3. (Eonline)

Police unearthed human remains that they believe are those of missing Hollywood actress Adea Shabani. On Tuesday morning, the Nevada County Sheriff's Office and their coroner's division discovered the remains of a woman in a shallow grave in the Spenceville Wildlife Area in Penn Valley, California, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff's office. During a press conference on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told reporters, "At this point in time, we believe that those remains are the body of Miss. Adea Shabani." "We cannot say that conclusively at this point in time because the condition of the remains prohibited positive identification," he continued, adding that they believed Christopher Spotz, a man authorities identified as Shabani's boyfriend, was "somehow involved in her death." A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. An autopsy on the body will be performed on Wednesday in which the identity, cause and manner of death will be determined. "We believe it to be a homicide," the LAPD spokesperson said. "However, until the conclusion of the autopsy... we won't be able to determine that definitively." Spotz died by suicide on March 22 in a California stand-off with police -- which only intensified the search for Shabani, 25, who has been missing since February. According to Fox-11 Los Angeles, police pursued the man in a chase from Hesperia to Corona with an unnamed passenger before he shot himself in the head, dying on the scene. PEOPLE confirmed that investigators have impounded the Tacoma and a crime scene unit has been combing it for forensic evidence related to the Shabani case. Shabani, who is originally from Macedonia, moved to L.A. to study acting. She had been in the area for less than two years, according to KABC. After Shabani's disappearance, her mother flew from her home of Macedonia to help with the search, putting up fliers in the area, KABC reported. Her family has also hired a private investigator. (People)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Fergie's Son Axl Jack is Her ''Most Magical Birthday Gift Ever.'' Axl Jack is making all of Fergie's birthday wishes come true. The singer, whose real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson, shared a sweet photo of her four-year-old son in a Hogwarts uniform for the house of Gryffindor, captioning it, "My most magical birthday gift ever." And while her son is doing all he can to make her birthday wishes come true, there is just one birthday gift she may have to wait for, just like the rest of us. The former Blacked Eyed Peas member took to Twitter to say, "For my birthday today, can someone spill #WhoBitBeyonce pretty please?" Other than thinking about who bit Beyonce -- just like nearly everyone else in the world -- the 43-year-old is celebrating her birthday with her son who she co-parents with ex-husband, Josh Duhamel. Following their divorce last year, the actor and singer have maintained a healthy friendship and continue to support one another. Most recently, when the "Fergalicious" singer was criticized for her rendition of the National Anthem, her ex-husband defended her, saying, "She is about as resilient as they come." Happy Birthday, Fergie! (Eonline)

The #WhoBitBeyonce conspiracy continues. Though Chrissy Teigen and Tiffany Haddish remain tight-lipped about revealing the identity of the actress who allegedly sunk her teeth into Queen Bey at JAY-Z's December concert afterparty in Los Angeles, a new report claims the unnamed celebrity is Love & Basketball star Sanaa Lathan. "It was not an aggressive bite. It was playful and noninvasive but still caught Beyonce off guard," according to TMZ sources on Tuesday. The site also reported that Lathan, 46, "was talking to JAY-Z in a way that made Beyonce uncomfortable" leading the mother of three, 36, to confront Lathan, who "brushed off any insinuation of inappropriate conduct and then gave her a jokey bite." This comes a day after Lathan denied the claims on Twitter, writing, "Y'all are funny. Under no circumstances did I bite Beyonce and if I did it would've been a love bite." In December, Lathan shared video from the concert on Instagram, filming the rapper performing his 1997 hit "Lucifer" which features the lyric: "In the Maybach Benz, flyer than Sanaa Lathan." Another actress clearing her name is Sara Foster who publicly released a statement on Instagram Monday. "Flattering that anyone thinks I could get this close to Beyonce," she wrote. Haddish, 38, who was at the afterparty where the incident supposedly took place, recently revealed her version of the story. "Beyonce stormed away... went up to JAY-Z, and was like, 'JAY! Come here! This bitch -- ' and snatched him. They went to the back of the room. I was like, 'What just happened?' And Beyonce's friend walked up and was like, 'Can you believe this bitch just bit Beyonce?' " the Girl's Trip actress said in an interview with GQ. And on Tuesday, Teigen, 32, confirmed the incident did occur though she did not state it was Lathan. "There was a bite, yes," the pregnant star said on the Today show in response to Haddish's viral account of what went down. "Listen, I think we've all done things under the influence." Adding, "It's not who I thought, I will say. The problem is I love everybody involved so I'm like zip. You know I share everything. It's you guys! It's so hard." PEOPLE is out to Lathan's representatives for comment. (People)

Lena Dunham has been forced to deny her involvement in the ongoing "Who bit Beyonce?" saga. The "Girls" actress and comedian became the favorite with bookies Paddy Power as fans of Beyonce scrambled to decipher who bit her in December. But Lena has shut down the rumors that she was involved in the bizarre incident. Lena tweeted: "As the patron saint of 'She would do that... ' I didn't." The furor started earlier this week when comedian Tiffany Haddish told a number of US outlets that the "Single Ladies" singer had been bitten on the face at a party in December last year. Fans of Queen Bey all over the globe are desperate to know which celebrity had a nibble on one of the most famous faces in the world. The hashtag, #WhoBitBeyonce is now trending online and it has lead bookmakers Paddy Power to draw up a shortlist of stars who could have done it, with "Girls" creator Lena Dunham coming out on top with odds of 2/1. Lena was closely followed by "Love And Basketball" star Sanaa Lathan at 7/2. Sanaa has also come out to deny the claims, writing: "Y'all are funny. Under no circumstances did I bite Beyonce and if I did it would've been a love bite." Sara Foster, who plays Jen Clark in 90210, also ruled herself out as the culprit and joked: "Flattering that anyone thinks I could get this close to Beyonce." Beyonce has also refused to comment with her spokesperson telling GQ: "I absolutely cannot comment on any of this, as I have no knowledge." "Girls Trip" star Haddish sent the Beyhive into overdrive on Monday after talking about the "biting," that allegedly happened in December at a Jay-Z afterparty in Inglewood. Tiffany said: "There was this actress there, that's just, like, doing the mostest. One of the most things she did? She bit Beyonce in the face." She continued: "So Beyonce stormed away, went up to Jay-Z, and was like, 'Jay! Come here! This bitch -- ' and snatched him. "They went to the back of the room. I was like, 'What just happened?' And Beyonce's friend walked up and was like, 'Can you believe this bitch just bit Beyonce?'" "And so then... ," she continues, "a lot of things happened." (Page Six)

Harvey Weinstein has sold his West Village townhouse for $25.6 million amid mounting legal costs, Page Six has learned. The disgraced mogul offloaded 13 Bank Street for $25.6 million in an off-market deal to a mystery buyer using the company Chegret LLC to conceal their identity. Weinstein used the four-story building to host a series of starry fundraisers for Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. He bought the 5,000-square-foot 1915 mansion in 2006 for $14.5 million. His production company, which fired him after sexual misconduct allegations were leveled against him, declared bankruptcy in March. (Page Six)

Jeremy Meeks is now permanently tapped into on the Topshop fortune -- 'cause he knocked up his heiress gf, Chloe Green. Sources connected to the couple confirm Chloe and the so-called "Hot Felon" are expecting their first kid, but it's unclear how far along she is. The couple first hooked up last June, and they've been inseparable since then. Their relationship created trouble for Jeremy ... who was still married at the time. This will be Green's first child. Jeremy already has one with his estranged wife, Melissa. He recently struck a deal to pay her child support. Jeremy and Chloe haven't confirmed an engagement yet, but she was recently spotted rocking a huge ring on THAT finger. Us Weekly first reported the pregnancy -- which completes what might be the all time greatest come-up. In just 2 years, Jeremy's gone from a California State prison to walking fashion runways, dating Chloe ... and now starting a family with the billionairess. It's in the bag! (TMZ)

Farrah Abraham's calling off the dogs in her $5 million lawsuit over a tongue lashing she says she got on "Teen Mom OG." Farrah and Viacom, MTV's parent company, reached a settlement ... according to docs she filed Tuesday, requesting the lawsuit be dropped. She had sued because she claimed executive producer Morgan J. Freeman harassed and humiliated her over her porn career. She claimed he was so hostile during the meeting that she "feared for her life." Farrah had high hopes for the case, telling us it would make the world a better place for women. We don't know what the terms of the settlement are, but Farrah's gotta be happy with it because according to the docs ... the suit can't be refiled. (TMZ)

Music

Lorde Covers Kanye West's 'Love Lockdown' & 'Runaway' at Chicago Show. "It must be nice to come from the same place as Kanye West." How do you rightfully pay homage to the city of Chicago while performing in The Windy City? Singing some Kanye West, of course. When Lorde's Melodrama Tour stopped by Chi-Town Tuesday night (March 27), she felt it was important to shout-out its hometown boy with not one, but two Kanye covers during her 18-song set. Starting with an a cappella version of "Love Lockdown" just over halfway through her set, Lorde continued the Yeezy love with a little snippet of "Runaway," which she cleverly mashed up with her ballad "Liability." "It must be nice to come from the same place as Kanye West," the singer told the crowd, according to one fan's tweet. Lorde has mostly been covering Frank Ocean's "Solo" at each tour stop, but as she did with Ye in Chicago, she sang Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" in Minneapolis. And in Nebraska, Lorde opted for a Bruce Springsteen cover (likely because of his album titled Nebraska), combining "I'm On Fire" with her Pure Heroine track "400 Lux." (Billboard)

Charlie Puth Address the March For Our Lives in 'Change' Music Video. "There's such a theme of change happening," says Charlie Puth, as he introduces his new song before the assembled masses at the March For Our Lives in Los Angeles. The song is aptly-titled "Change." And, Puth explains at the top of his new video, it "just feels like the right song to perform right now." The U.S. singer and songwriter on Monday dropped "Change," the James Taylor-featuring first single from Puth's forthcoming second album, Voicenotes. And now, he's shared the official video, which was filmed March 24 when he debuted the new song at the L.A. leg of the national student-led march in support of tighter gun control. Everyone's changing. Even Puth, who rocks a new, fuller (and much darker) hair-do and sports a shirt splashed with the mantra "Enough Is" on repeat. (Billboard)

Danielle Bregoli's a certified rap star. Deal with it. Danielle -- aka Bhad Bhabie -- has earned gold status thanks to her hit single "Hi Bich" selling more than 500k copies. And she's got the hardware to prove it. It's incredibly impressive given it was just last September when she inked a deal with Atlantic Records, and not even two years since Dr. Phil inadvertently gifted her to the rest of the world. And get this ... "Hi Bich" made Danielle the youngest female rapper in history to chart on the Billboard's Hot 100 ... sources tell us. Makes sense ... her music video alone has more than 84 million views. And the 15-year-old's just getting started ... Danielle's latest collab with Lil Yachty's already getting lots of buzz. Just the kinda news ya wanna hear when you're about to go on tour. (TMZ)

After a booted contestant on The Voice called out Kelly Clarkson as "small minded" for likening her to fellow gay artists, the coach had something to say. Hopeful Molly Stevens, who is openly gay, revealed in a now-deleted Instagram post that she was upset by a comparison that Clarkson made during the battle rounds. The original American Idol winner said Stevens reminded her of the Indigo Girls and Melissa Etheridge, which Stevens found a "labeling trap" and "small minded." "While I'm extremely honored to be in that category of talent I do believe that comment did us all a disservice and only threw us into a labeling trap," she wrote. "It felt small minded to me and exactly what I feel we need to bring attention to the world." Stevens added, "I am a singer songwriter who happens to be gay. And so is @melissa_etheridge and @indigogirlsmusic. Glad I can work through this one today on a carousel in Central Park with my mom and niece. But it's a common stereotype that happens too often. People put us in boxes." Clarkson, 35, took to Twitter to point out that Steven neglected to include a comparison to straight singer Patty Griffin and assert that the connections had nothing to do with sexuality. "Wow. This really bums me out," The Voice coach said in response to her former team member's post on Tuesday. "I need everyone 2 hear me & hear ALL OF THE WORDS I SAY. I compared Molly to Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin (a name that was left out conveniently), & the Indigo Girls purely because of the rasp in her voice & that she's an amazing storyteller." Stevens later apologized for the misunderstanding. "I sincerely apologize for any hurt I may have caused with my words. This was not my intention at all," she tweeted. "For the people who know me well, you know my heart well too. I strive to live in truth and light. @kelly_clarkson I truly apologize for thinking differently. I look up to you." Clarkson has been a longtime ally to the LGBTQ community, from including a same-sex couple in her music video for "Tie It Up" to reaching out to a gay contestant on The Voice who sang her song. She also told Pride Source that she's perfectly fine if her kids out to be gay. "Oh, I don't care," she said when asked how she would feel if her 3-year-old daughter River came out to her. "I just hope she finds love. As long as she's happy, I don't care either way, and neither does my husband. And we have two other kids as well, and we don't care either way for all of them." (People)

Law enforcement at Coachella is bracing for the possibility of a Vegas-like massacre, and it's taking radical steps to make sure it thwarts any plot and protects concertgoers. If, God forbid, something does happen, first responders will be ready with tourniquets and other medical equipment to prevent massive blood loss. There will also be intensive surveillance, especially with drones that will blanket the festival grounds ... eyeing people and packages that look ominous. Cops and security are taking training courses on identifying items that are out of place ... in particular they will learn the lay of the land -- where items such as trash cans are placed -- and if a new one suddenly appears, cops will take appropriate steps to immediately investigate. There will also be tried-and-true forms of security, such as metal detectors and pat-downs. And the mantra of the festival is what has become the mantra everywhere ... "See something, say something." Coachella takes place over the span of two weekends next month and features artists like The Weeknd, Beyonce, Eminem, Cardi B, Migos, SZA and Kygo. (TMZ)

A shot of Jimi Hendrix jamming on his guitar is popping up on all sorts of merchandise, but the guy who took the pic says Jimi's family ripped him off. David Sygall says he did a photo shoot with Jimi back in the '60s during a rehearsal -- he captured the guitar god strumming his Fender axe, with eyes closed. Kinda the classic Hendrix pose, and it was even featured in Guitar World magazine in 2002. Sygall says the mag licensed it from him, but Jimi's family did not. In a lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he says Purple Haze Properties has slapped his photo on its website, social media, marijuana products, credit cards and more. According to docs, Jimi's bro, Leon Hendrix, and his biz partner run and own Purple Haze Properties and negotiated with Sygall for use of the photo. Sygall says they never struck a deal, but they're still using his pic -- just with an overlay of colors and psychedelic swirls. The photog is suing to get Purple Haze to stop using his image, and to get their profits ... as well as all the merch with the pic. (TMZ)

R Kelly Accused of 'Grooming' 14-Year-Old Girl as Sex Pet in New BBC Documentary. R Kelly is facing more allegations of sexual abuse in a new documentary, in which one of the singer's ex-girlfriends details a "sex dungeon" where he trained women -- including a 14-year-old girl -- to be his "pets." The doc, R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes, which aired Wednesday (March 28) on BBC Three, features Kitti Jones, who dated R Kelly for two years from 2011 to 2013. During that time, Jones said R Kelly was "very abusive, physically, mentally, verbally," and that he forced her into having sex with him and other people on more than 10 occasions. Jones went on to recall a "sex dungeon" where she encountered a young girl. "I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he 'trained', since she was 14, those were his words," Jones recalled to reporter Ben Zand in the documentary. "I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I'd say and her mannerisms were like mine. That's when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets, he calls them his pets." On one occasion, Jones said that R Kelly had the teen "crawl on the floor towards me and perform oral sex on me, and he said, 'This is my fucking pet, I trained her. She's going to teach you how to be with me." In addition to Jones' recollections, R Kelly's TP2 studio engineer, James Lee, spoke out on his experience with the "revolving door" of women that R Kelly would have come through the studio. Lee detailed the two lounges R Kelly had as part of his studio setup, one of which was his office and the other included a queen-sized sofa bed -- in which there was seemingly a woman at all times. He also compared R Kelly's treatment of women to eating a Big Mac: "When he's done eating you, he throws the wrapper away." R Kelly's alleged illegal marriage to Aaliyah was also addressed in the documentary, as the singer's ex-manager Rocky Bivens revealed that he was actually in attendance for the 1994 ceremony between a then 27-year-old R Kelly and then 15-year-old Aaliyah. R Kelly has been facing allegations since the reported wedding to Aaliyah, including more accusations of having sex with underage girls, possessing child pornography, and, most recently, having an abusive sex "cult." He has denied all of the allegations. (Billboard)

Movies

Morgan Spurlock admitting to past sexual misconduct screwed over the media company he was working with, and there's also a bunch of money missing ... according to a new suit. Turner Entertainment Network claims the "Super Size Me" filmmaker made a deal with them in March 2017 to produce a show called "Who Rules the World?" ... which aimed to "unpack the most divisive and complicated issues facing women today, from the policing of their bodies and judgments to their family planning choices." Problem is -- Spurlock stepped down from the project in December 2017 after admitting to various forms of sexual misconduct and harassment. Turner claims because of Spurlock's actions, it was impossible to continue with the show. According to the docs ... Turner's also pissed because Spurlock was in control of the production accounts and is now refusing to come clean on what happened to the funds. Turner's suing Spurlock for damages for costs related to the abandoned show, as well as a court order forcing him to fess up on where the cash went. (TMZ)

Former Harvey Weinstein Assistant Zelda Perkins Says She Was "Defrauded" by Non-Disclosure Agreement. The former Miramax employee, speaking to U.K. parliament, described the "morally lacking" negotiation process with Miramax lawyers in 1998, her fear of jail time should she break the strict agreement and how her career in the industry came to an abrupt end. Zelda Perkins, the former Miramax employee who broke her 20-year silence to reveal how Harvey Weinstein used legal contracts to keep alleged harassment victims quiet, appeared in front of British politicians in the parliament in London on Wednesday to press for changes to legislation around non-disclosure agreements (NDA). Perkins used an interview with the Financial Times in the fall to break an NDA she had signed with the now disgraced movie mogul and Miramax in 1998. She alleged that she and a colleague had been victims of harassment by Mr. Weinstein and had negotiated a settlement with him and his lawyers in which he and Miramax gave commitments that he would undergo therapy and that a proper human resources complaints procedure would be created. Speaking to the British parliament, she described the "demoralizing" nature of the three days of intense negotiations with Weinstein's lawyers Allen & Overy two decades ago, and the strict constraints that were put on her in an agreement that was "morally lacking on every level." As per her NDA, Perkins said that not only could she not speak to friends, colleagues or family about her experiences with Weinstein, but also professionals, including medical practitioners, unless they themselves had signed an NDA. Such restrictions meant that Perkins' colleague who she claims Weinstein had attempted to rape couldn't see a trauma counselor without them signing an NDA. "She never discussed it, because she was so afraid," Perkins said, adding that she herself assumed that breaking the NDA would result in prison time. "I was basically told the best thing was to erase the past four years of my life from memory." Perkins added that despite allegations of a "criminal act," she was told any attempt to take the matter to court would result in her being "utterly crushed," given the "disparity of power between myself and Weinstein and Disney." Disney owned Miramax at the time. She looked to add obligations to the NDA that would restrict Weinstein from continuing what she has described as predatory and illegal behavior. These included therapy sessions for the producer and the use of three complaint handlers within Miramax, one of whom had to be an attorney. Were any further damages to be brought against Weinstein over the following two years, she said the agreement stated that Perkins' case would be "disclosed to Disney or Harvey would be fired." However, she said that these obligations weren't met, and Perkins said she stopped checking after 12 months having left the industry and the U.K. "Essentially, we were defrauded," she said. Perkins, who was in her early 20s at the time of signing the agreement, revealed that she had planned to take her allegations against Weinstein to Disney if the matter didn't go to court. "I naively believed that they would be horrified that one of their companies had a potential rapist," she said. "They're an openly Christian company. But my naivety was met with hilarity. Because that was never going to be possible, because of the lawyers." When eventually signing the agreement, the only moment in the process for which Weinstein himself was in the room, Perkins said she and her colleague had a long conversation with their former boss. "He tried to bring us back to the company and apologized, essentially making a full admission," she claimed. "My lawyer noted this but wasn't allowed to leave the room with that piece of paper, which was destroyed." In the months following the signing of the NDA (which she claims she wasn't even "allowed to hold"), Perkins said she went for several interviews for jobs within the film industry but found her relationship with Weinstein derailed any future prospects. "The film industry is very incestuous, and Harvey was the kingpin of it all. I had been, very visibly, a close colleague of his," she said. "In interviews that I went to, it was suggested that I'd clearly been having an affair with Harvey and asked whether this would be a problem in the future." She said that, having spent a week fighting Weinstein with her lawyers and trying to stop his behavior towards women, this was the "most insulting thing that could happen" to her at the time. "I didn't want to be in that environment. And obviously, I wasn't offered any jobs I went for." In the end, Perkins said she left the U.K. for five years. "I don't think my colleague has ever returned," she said. The chair of the Wednesday meeting, in which Perkins spoke, revealed that Weinstein, Miramax and Disney had all refused to give evidence. (Hollywood Reporter)

East-West: The Golden Arch Award Established in Russia for Eurasian Movies. The inaugural ceremony of the local version of the Golden Globes is scheduled for April 14. East-West: The Golden Arch, a new film award for movies from 32 countries of Eastern Europe and West Asia, has been unveiled in Russia as a local version of the Golden Globes. The award is run by the Moscow-based International Confederation of the Filmmakers Unions with support from the Russian government. The Golden Arches will be awarded in 12 categories, including best film, best director, best script, best actor and actress and a lifetime achievement award, by an international jury consisting of 24 film critics. The nominees were unveiled at a press conference in Moscow. The best film contenders include Oscar-nominated movies Loveless by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev and On Body and Soul by Hungary's Ildiko Enyedi, as well as the German/Bulgarian/Austrian co-production Western, directed by Valeska Grisebach, Closeness by Russian newcomer Kantemir Balagov and Foxtrot by Israel's Samuel Maoz. The inaugural award ceremony for the Golden Arch is scheduled to be held in Moscow on April 14. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Will The Americans Have a Happy Ending? The end is near, comrades. The Americans premiered its final season Wednesday on FX, and while stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are still coming to terms with having finished filming just a couple of weeks ago, they're also already thinking about what other coupley kinds of shows the couple, who met on set, could do next. "A remake of Hart to Hart, but a Russian version," Rhys joked to E! news at a celebration for FX shows. "[Keri] wants to do a Moonlighting reboot, I want to do Hart to Hart... I'm not kidding. This is a pitch. I call it a red-carpet pitch." "I think he'd like me to be as far away as possible," Russell added. "I'd like to redo Far and Away. That's another one we could do, like Tom [Cruise] and Nicole [Kidman] did," Rhys suggested. "Oh, it's endless. Literally, it's endless." As for whether Keri and Matthew's married spy characters, Elizabeth and Phillip, will escape their current series with a happy ending, that depends entirely on your definition of a happy ending, according to Rhys. "This is what I hope at the end, that in the great way we've kind of split a number of fans -- like, you come across couples that watch the show together and one thinks one thing and the other thinks another -- some people will go, oh I think it is a happy ending, others might go, oh, I don't know if that's a happy ending, so that's where our show has lived for a long time, which makes it interesting for me." "I feel the ending is perfectly toned for our show," Russell said. "Do you really want to see them ending up in Cuba like with cocktails? I don't know." "I die valiantly, I have to say," Rhys joked. The Americans' final season premiered Wednesday night at 10 p.m. (Eonline)

Serena Williams to Open Up About Pregnancy and Journey Back to Tennis in New HBO Documentary. Serena Williams is a champion, an barrier-breaking icon and now...a mother. In May, HBO will release Being Serena, a five-part documentary chronicling the tennis legend's pivotal moment in her life when she was pregnant, had a child, got married and came back to tennis. It's an intimate look at the athlete's private life amid great upheaval and tremendous joy. On Monday, HBO released a 45-second teaser trailer of the doc showing snippets of the superstar's life as a mother to baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. and wife to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, whom she married in a star-studded wedding last November. The teaser opens with a voice over of the history-making champ confessing, "When I realized I was pregnant, I was like, 'Oh my god, how am I going to play?'" "I put so much pressure on myself. I want to make sure I am the best," says the seven-Wimbledon and seven-time Australian Open winner. The video concludes with the warrior's simple statement, "I don't know if there's anything left for me in tennis...But I am not done yet." Being Serena is produced by HBO Sports and IMG's Original Content group and premieres May 2 at 10 p.m. (Eonline)

How Roseanne Undid the Original Series Finale and Brought Dan Conner Back to Life. When ABC announced their revival of Roseanne, there was one big question on the minds of the beloved sitcom's fans: What about Dan? As viewers of the much-maligned ninth season remember well, the show's original series finale saw Roseanne Conner (played by creator and star Roseanne Barr) reveal that the entire season had been a work of fiction and the heart attack her dear husband suffered at their daughter Darlene's wedding at the end of episode eight was actually a widow-maker. That's right: Dan was dead. Of course, John Goodman was immediately attached to appear in the nine-episode revival meaning that, like Will & Grace before them, the writers of the new season would have to find a way to undo the unthinkable and bring Dan back to life. (And wipe away the bizarre revelation that Roseanne's daughters actually wound up with the opposite Healy brother, but that's another story altogether.) So how'd they do it? Now that the revival's premiered, we've finally got some answers. As it turns out, the reveal of Roseanne's work of fiction in season nine was itself a work of fiction! At least, we think. Let's work through it. In the first moments of the premiere episode, with the camera trained on that iconic living room, we hear Roseanne off-camera shouting Dan's name. The action quickly cuts to the couple's bedroom, where Dan awakens from his slumber, sleep apnea mask and all. He's alive! "I thought you were dead," his wife tells him. "I'm sleeping," he replies. "Why does everybody always think I'm dead." And that's that. From there, the episode moved on to telling its new stories about Roseanne and Jackie's (Laurie Metcalf) estrangement since the 2016 presidential election, Darlene's (Sara Gilbert) move home with her two kids, and Becky's (Lecy Goranson) decision to become a surrogate for a woman played by none other than Becky 2, Sarah Chalke. It's only when Dan escapes to the garage to find the misplaced family gun, with Rosie in tow, that we get our second and last (for now) wink at the season nine finale. As the pair for looking for the firearm, Dan stumbles across a bound manuscript. "Well, looky here," he says. "Written by Roseanne Conner." His wife's reply? "Oh, trash that." "This woulda sold like hotcakes," he tells his wife. "If only you hadn't killed off the most interesting character." Ba-dum-chh! Were the brief winks to the original ending enough for you? Or were you hoping for more? Roseanne airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Sorry, The Office Fans! Splitting Up Together's Oliver Hudson Is Ready to Become Jenna Fischer's New Jim. "Jam" fans, prepare yourselves. Oliver Hudson is ready to take over from John Krasinski as Jenna Fischer's TV spouse with the premiere of Splitting Up Together, their new sitcom for ABC. And he even offered up the hashtag "#TheNewJim" for your tweeting consideration when E! News sat down with the duo...even though he knows how resistant The Office fans will be. Fischer was just as shocked that Hudson was throwing the gauntlet down, saying, "I can't believe you just hashtagged the new Jim!" Hudson, however, wasn't backing down from the challenge of taking on Krasinski's Jim Halpert in a shipping war, boasting, "I did, it's going to happen, guys! Get used it!" OK, before we go any further, we should note there are some pretty big differences between Jim (Krasinski) and Pam (Fischer), one of TV's most iconic couples, and Splitting Up Together's Martin and Lena, like the fact that the latter is a divorced duo who decide to split the house and their parental responsibilities, getting the best of both worlds. There's still a will-they-or-won't-they energy, just with way more history and complications, and Fischer promises the divorcing couple's "chemistry is just as fantastic" as her former TV 'ship. But will Martin be able to live up to Jim, one of TV's gold standards when it comes to boyfriends/husbands? "We're not going to have any problem with the ladies giving this guy a chance," she assured us, before teasing, "Can I say you take your shirt off?" (Press play on the video at the top of this post to hear more about that.) But Hudson doesn't seem too concerned about rocking the "Jam" boat, using #TheNewJim in many of his social media posts about the new family sitcom. "Some of the comments were amazing. People get angry!" he said. "People are really, like, all in still! Some of these comments were crazy. Like, 'I will kill you!'" Splitting Up Together airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

When Beckys Collide: Roseanne's Sarah Chalke, Lecy Goranson on Finally Working Together. The Beckys, they've collided! Roseanne's Becky No. 1, Lecy Goranson, and Becky No. 2, Sarah Chalke, will finally share the screen when ABC's iconic series returns. The two crossed paths before in a tag during the original series and again on Inside Amy Schumer as part of a sketch, but this is their first significant time on screen together. Chalke plays Andrea, a woman who's looking for a surrogate. "It was so cool," Chalke said about working with Goranson. "She's fantastic. I was so excited when I heard our storylines would be tied together." Chalke said there was never any awkwardness between the two when they swapped roles. "For me, I was a kid and I was excited for the opportunity. I had really done nothing. I was so grateful to Roseanne for taking a chance on me when I sent a grainy VHS tape down -- I literally had not worked before. It was really my education." The two Beckys swapped stories during dinner when they worked on Inside Amy Schumer together. "It was kind of cool to hear about Lecy's experience," Chalke said. In terms of the character, Chalke said when she auditioned one of the crew members approached her and asked if she had done a "Lecy character study." "You guys stand and move and walk the same," Chalke said. Goranson said they had tons of laughs. "Her character is very different than Becky, so we had fun with that." There's the resemblance between the two, and it goes beyond physical, Goranson said. "It was just a real delight," she said. Roseanne returned Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Kids' network Nickelodeon ended its ties with hit series creator and child-star maker Dan Schneider after almost 25 years, amid reports that he was "under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows." The network announced late Monday that Schneider -- who is credited with discovering stars including Ariana Grande, Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears, Kenan Thompson and Victoria Justice and creating hit shows including "iCarly," "Drake & Josh," "Victorious," "Kenan & Kel" and "Henry Danger" -- is out after two decades. Social-media users have highlighted Schneider's strange tendency to tweet pictures of the feet of his young female stars. He also posted other seemingly inappropriate videos of his actresses, including one of Grande as a teen in a skimpy outfit dousing herself with water. A rep for Grande didn't comment. Schneider's departure was first reported in a post by Hollywood blog Deadline on Monday night, which said, "I hear there had been multiple complaints of abusive behavior against Schneider filed by members of his staff. "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 .?.?. Schneider has had well-documented temper issues for years." A source close to Schneider strongly denied he had been inappropriate with his younger stars, but did admit of his temper, "He could be an a?-?-?hole." A spokesperson for Schneider didn't comment. Reps for Nickelodeon declined to respond when asked if there had been any complaints against Schneider. The network's David Bittler described Schneider's departure as a "mutual decision," and other industry sources told us he took a $7 million payout to leave. A source claimed Schneider had been the victim of false online smears, and that his exit comes amid a change of management at the network, a disagreement over the ending for "Game Shakers" and a fight over studio space. (Page Six)

Loads of new details about Stranger Things season 3 have been released. Stranger Things is set to start filming season three in April and we couldn't be more excited! The series is coming back in full force - and since there's been much speculation about the plot twists the season will take, Shawn Levy, Executive Producer of Stranger Things, decided to set the record straight. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Shawn shared new details about what's in store for us. The season will be set one year in the future, and we're bound to see the groups' relationships at new stages: "Mike and Eleven and are going strong, so that's a relationship that continues, and same with Mad Max and Lucas," he told the publication. How cute?! Even though that was enough to get us excited, what he revealed next will get fans (and meme pages) buzzing... Dad Steve is back in a big way! "We'll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in season three, and I'll just say we won't be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don't want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve," Shawn confirms. Our favorite actors are probably just as thrilled as we are about the new season, because not only are they all signed back on, they also got a massive pay rise to continue starring in the show. A source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter early this month, that 'intense' negotiations wrapped up at the end of last week, and that the child cast 'are worth roughly 12 times their previous deals'. As for the adults in the show, Netflix has renewed their contracts at $350,000 per episode. Wow. The source also explained to the publication that the cast is divided into different pay tiers. Winona Ryder and David Harbour, the 'adults', are considered A-tier and are in for $350,000 per episode next season. The 'kids', or B-tier, includes Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp, who will cash in $250,000 per episode. And the C-tier - the 'teenagers' like Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy, Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan, and Joe Keery who plays Steve - are earning roughly $150,000 per episode. As for our lead, Millie Bobby Brown? Well, the star of the show does not fall into the B-tier along with her mates. Last year, Millie separated herself from the rest of the cast during the renegotiation. And her crew has been tight-lipped about the new deal, which is rumoured to be between $250,000 and $300,000. Production on season three is scheduled to begin April 23 - and as you can expect, there is a lot of speculation about what's in store. At the beginning of the year, we were given an extra special bit of information that got us totally hyped - there will be THREE new characters! According to That Hashtag Show, the trio are heading to the town of Hawkins. Their source has even given the names of the characters, but these could potentially change. Mayor Larry Kline is apparently a classic 80s politician. Driven only by his own interests, he's described as 'pathetic'. The studio is looking for a male aged between 40 and 60 to fill the role. Bruce is a sexist, overweight and bedraggled news reporter in his 50s, and Patricia Brown is dubbed as the sweet neighborhood elder. The part will be played by a woman in her 70s and she's apparently going to offer advice to the kids as she potters around her garden. The information hasn't been confirmed by Netflix yet, but we're stoked to see what comes of it! Here's everything else we know about Stranger Things 3 so far... Is it definitely happening? Netflix officially greenlit a third season for Stranger Things on December 1 2017, which isn't a huge surprise - especially following the success of the second season. While discussing the second season, the Duffer brothers revealed that they had so many ideas that they've already got stuff lined up for season three. "As the episodes were written by the Duffers, they realized that there was too much story for nine episodes. So it forced us to be judicious in which stories we tell this season," executive producer Shawn Levy told Mashable. "So one of the surprises was, not all of our grand ideas are going to be serviced in one season... If we had 40 ideas going into the season, 30 [we] are going to pick, and the rest go in the back of our head for, hopefully, future chapters." In fact, the creators have even teased a fourth series while executive producer, Levy has hinted there could be a fifth. Speaking to EW, Levy said: "Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors' agents. The truth is we're definitely going four seasons [sic] and there's very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely." Ross Duffer added: "If we're able to, there will be at least four, there could be more. I think there's going to come a point where why aren't these people leaving Hawkins? Like we're going to stretch credibility. It wasn't intended to be a seven-season thing." When will the release date be? Judging by the release dates between the first and second seasons, we predict season three will hit Netflix in late 2018 or even 2019 as some of the key cast members are rumoured to be involved in upcoming Hollywood flicks. Millie Bobby Brown has been already confirmed to star in Godzilla: King of Monsters while Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) is starring alongside Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams in 2018 film The New Mutants. It won't just be set in Hawkins... One of the major highlights of season two was the episode titled The Lost Sister which saw Eleven branch out of Hawkins and head to Chicago to find her telekinetic sister, Kali (aka Eight). This established a storyline outside of Hawkins which is likely to be revisited - especially since Eleven and Eight have unfinished business. "It feels weird to me that we wouldn't solve [Kali's] storyline," Matt Duffer told The Hollywood Reporter. "I would say chances are very high she comes back." The Mind Flayer isn't done with the kids just yet. The final episode Stranger Things 2 may have seen Eleven shut the gate on the Mind Flayer, but according to the Duffer Brothers, that isn't the end of it. "They've shut the door on the Mind Flayer, but not only is it still there in the Upside Down, it's very much aware of the kids, and particularly Eleven," they revealed. "It had not encountered her and her powers until that final episode. Now, it knows that she's out there. We wanted to end on a little bit of an ominous note." Well, they can certainly tick that off. As much as we loved all the creepiness of the Upside-Down, future seasons are keeping the characters front and centre. "As much density of story as our show has, we have to service the characters -- and the moments and relationships between characters -- above everything," said the show's producer, Shawn Levy. "If we stop being character-anchored, and we become pure genre, I think we take the beating heart out of Stranger Things, and we take the thing that people maybe don't write articles about the most, but I think it's what they love the most -- these characters on screen." Matt Duffer added: "It's not necessarily going to be bigger in scale. What I am really excited about is giving these characters an interesting journey to go on." Because the actors playing the children are ageing it's also expected series three will start a year after series two ends. Matt told The Hollywood Reporter: "Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn't. Our kids are ageing. "We can only write and produce the show so fast. They're going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can't start right after season two ended. "It forces you to do a time jump. But what I like is that it makes you evolve the show." The gang will be off to High School next year and along with that comes drama, puberty and more girl trouble. While Lucas, Mike and even Will (who was that girl at the school dance and will she be joining the 'party'?) may have already figured out the latter, we reckon season 3 will see Dustin blossom into Steve's mini me. Oh, and surely Nancy and Jonathan will finally become official? Although we'll always be #TeamSteve after his heroic role in season 2. As for bad boy Billy, we reckon there's a lot more to him than meets the eye. Will he start an affair with Mrs Wheeler (aka Mike and Nancy's mum) or will he have a bad-boy-one-good type transition like Steve? One thing is for sure - we'll be seeing more of Lucas's sassy younger sister Erica Sinclair, and to be honest, that's all we need to know. "There will definitely be more Erica in Season 3," Ross Duffer told Yahoo. "That is the fun thing about the show -- you discover stuff as you're filming. We were able to integrate more of her in, but not as much you want because the story [was] already going. 'We got to use more Erica' -- that was one of the first things we said in the writers' room." (British Glamour)

TV Academy Further Expands Membership Eligibility. The group will now include on-air promo producers and directors, commercial performers and narrators. The Television Academy continues to broaden the scope of its body, announcing Tuesday several more groups of professions eligible for membership. Per changes to the current membership requirements, approved by the Board of Governors, on-air promo producers and directors are now eligible for the Commercials Peer Group. Additionally, commercial performers and narrators can now join the Performers Peer Group. "We are pleased to expand our membership with these talented groups of professionals working in the television industry," said Hayma Washington, TV Academy chairman and CEO. "These membership changes are aligned with our ongoing efforts to be inclusive and recognize the many unique professionals who play vital roles in the television landscape." This is the second time in four months that the Academy has extended membership eligibility to new arenas. In December, the board voted to include publicists and short-form writers. Active Status (voting) membership for the Commercials Peer Group now includes: - Producers or directors employed on at least 20 national on-air promos with each promo having more than 50 percent original content. Active Status (voting) membership for the Performers Peer Group now includes: - Voice-over performers with eight (8) qualifying credits of nationally exhibited content within the past four (4) years. Voice-over is defined as a character voice, live action or animation, narration, in-show announcer, live announcer, promo announcer, and commercials. - Commercial performers who have accrued any combination of eight (8) performing credits in principal roles within the past four (4) years. All new Television Academy members will be eligible to vote in the first and second round of this year's Emmys if they join by May 10. (Hollywood Reporter)

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