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Friday, March 9, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Imposters' Parker Young Engaged, Expecting Baby With Stephanie Weber. Parker Young just made things official with his longtime love! The Imposters star is engaged to Stephanie Weber, who is also pregnant with the couple's first child. Young shared the wonderful news in a statement to Us Weekly, saying, "I'm thrilled to start a family. As a man who has been raised by an incredible mother, I have so much love and respect for women. It's amazing knowing I'm about to have a daughter. We are so grateful #thefutureisfemale." The outlet reports Young, 29, popped the question at their gender reveal party in February. Parker and Stephanie's love story spans all the way back to high school, where they met 12 years ago. Their relationship stayed strong as the actor moved from Arizona to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show biz. Meanwhile, Stephanie serves as the creative director for women's apparel company Satao's Keeper. The newly engaged celeb isn't afraid to spotlight his love on social media, sharing PDA-filled snapshots from their many getaways. Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.! (Eonline)

Meghan Markle Officially Baptized in Private Ceremony: Report. Meghan Markle is confirmed in the Church of England. According to The Daily Mail, Prince Harry's future wife was baptized in a private, 45-minute ceremony held on Tuesday evening. The service, which was presided over by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, took place inside a chapel on the Kensington Palace grounds. Kensington Palace declined to comment. The Sunday Times previously reported the baptism would take place sometime in March and "possibly" this week. In addition to Prince Harry, attendees reportedly included Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William were not present for Markle's baptism, according to the outlet. Both Meghan's mother and father, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, were expected to attend, with multiple sources telling E! News they'd make the trip to England. The Daily Mail says it's "not thought" either attended. Following the baptism, Prince Charles and Camilla then reportedly hosted a dinner for 18 guests at the Clarence House. A source took E! News inside the modest chapel, describing it as a "wonderfully peaceful space rich in history." Last weekend, a small group of Meghan's "London friends" gathered for a bridal shower at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire. Congrats to Meghan! (Eonline)

Taylor Swift Holds Joe Alwyn Close During Rare Outing in Malibu. Are you ready for...new Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn pictures? The 28-year-old "Delicate" singer and her 27-year-old British actor boyfriend were spotted on a hike together in Malibu on Wednesday, March 7. This is the first sighting of the duo since December when they were spotted hand in hand after her performance at Jingle Ball in New York City. Swift can be seen in workout attire for their 90-minute hike, while Alwyn opted for jeans and a T-shirt. "Taylor looked quite exhausted from the hike but she looked very close to Joe, holding on to his arm and holding hands. They seemed very at ease with each other and relaxed. It's a very scenic hike where you can enjoy amazing views over the ocean," an onlooker tells E! News. "They hiked for a total of 90 minutes." "They appeared very comfortable in one another's company and seemed to be enjoying their time together - despite having a bodyguard following their every move," the insider shares. "They were deep in conversation for most of the hike and their attention was focused solely on one another." The onlooker adds that Swift and Alwyn both appeared to be in a "good mood and seemed very relaxed." It looks like Swift is also wearing her "J" initial necklace in the photos, which she references in her song, "Call It What You Want." It was almost a year ago that Swift and Alwyn romance rumors surfaced. A source told us in May 2017 that the singer was dating the actor. The two have kept their romance very private over the last year, only appearing together on rare occasions. In February one insider told E! News that Swift has been spending a lot of time with Alwyn in London, where he lives. "They're clearly serious," said the source. "Taylor's met all of Joe's family. They've done many a Sunday roast together -- in fact it happens without fail if she's here over a weekend -- and they seem very comfortable around her," added the insider. "His brothers all seem to be fans of them together as they've hung out with Taylor and Joe on several occasions." Swift is gearing up for the release of her "Delicate" music video this weekend and her Reputation tour, which kicks off in May. Just last week, the singer confirmed that Camila Cabello and Charli XCX will be joining her on tour. (Eonline)

Laverne Cox reveals she's in love after meeting man on Tinder. Laverne Cox may soon be officially off the market. The "Orange is the New Black" star, 45, says she's happily dating and is "in love." "It's incredible," Cox told Access Hollywood about dating her current partner for eight months. "It's like love is so incredibly healing. I'm just so happy. When you're happy ... love is life-saving. Cox did not identify the mystery man but said she has met his parents and he has met her mother. "Everybody gets along," she quipped. "His family's amazing. My mom likes him. It's good." She also revealed that she's very casual when it comes to first dates. The actress says she met her current boyfriend on Tinder and purposefully showed up to their first date without makeup. "I'm not putting effort into a guy I don't know yet," she said. "You might not look like your pictures. You might smell. I showed up with my current boyfriend ... like with no makeup. I had some jean shorts. And it worked out." This time around, Cox is surely having a different dating experience from past partners. She previously recalled being kept a secret by boyfriends. (PageSix)

Usher and his wife were lovey-dovey just days ago and seemingly unbreakable ... which is why their split came as an utter shock to friends. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Usher and Grace Miguel were in L.A. for a night at the movies just last week watching "Black Panther." We're told Usher brought his kids ... looking every bit like a close-knit family. As we reported ... they were still together as of December and had been keeping a low profile ... with Usher's lawsuits and all. But, sources tell us Usher and Grace had been on the regular at restaurants and stayed at the same house together ... showing zero signs a split was looming. Another sign Usher and Grace didn't appear to be having marital problems -- just a few weeks ago, friends say they had been planning a vacay out of the country together. But then, Tuesday came ... Usher and Grace announced their split. The question ... what happened? (TMZ)

Usher had his eye on Tessa Thompson before announcing split from wife. The writing was on the wall that Usher's marriage was on the rocks, when he was seen following around an up-and-coming actress like a "lost puppy" at a VIP after-party in LA, Hollywood insiders tell Page Six. Usher and his second wife, Grace Miguel, confirmed this week that they're ending their marriage of two years. But sources tell Page Six that following the LA premiere of runaway hit "Black Panther" in January, Usher looked to be on the prowl. A guest at the extravaganza told us that after Usher posed for pics on the red carpet with singer Janelle Mone and "Thor: Ragnarok" star Tessa Thompson -- "they were talking to Janelle and he and Tessa had flirty body language .?.?. then he seemed to be following [Thompson] around like a lost puppy." The witness related that when Thompson "walked away, he followed like a puppy looking for more attention." Sources added that Usher seemed in pursuit of Thompson all night: "He was attached at the hip" at the Hollywood Roosevelt party, at which no press was allowed inside and guests also included Jamie Foxx, Donald Glover, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and the cast. Sources were confused by Usher's apparent interest in Thompson. But Usher and Miguel confirmed the split on Tuesday -- and reports said they've actually been separated "a couple of months." The pair told Us Weekly in a statement: "After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple." Meanwhile, fans have speculated that Marvel It girl Thompson is dating Mone, with whom she's collaborated on a music video. But Thompson told "Entertainment Tonight" in February, "we've been really good friends .?.?. I am so lucky to have her in my life." Mone's song "Make Me Feel" has been called a "bisexual anthem." A day before the separation announcement, Usher unveiled a bizarre under-chin tattoo inked by celebrity tattooist Dr. Woo. Reps for Usher and Thompson did not get back to us. Marvel Studios had no comment. (PageSix)

Charlize Theron got high (on power) in her new film Gringo and has tried marijuana in her real life as well. The Oscar-winning actress, 42, revealed she and her mother Gerda partake in the drug to combat their problems with sleeping. And Theron doesn't have to go far to find some. "I'm always willing to try anything. You got one life to live, why not?" the star said during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. "I have really bad sleep [patterns] and so does my mom. We do take sleep medication and I was saying to her, 'Maybe we should try a sleeping strain, something that could help us with sleep.'" Though she suggested the herbal alternative, Theron did not expect her mother to be the one to shop for it. "I really thought I would be the responsible one to have to go and get that," she admitted. "Last week she showed up at my house, literally drove in her little tennis outfit and brought me a little container and just left it on my kitchen table." Adding, "She was like, 'So I got some blueberry covered chocolate ones but if you want it faster acting you should go for the mints those you suck and it works faster.' I assumed because she was in a tennis outfit she had scored with one young tennis friend. Because she plays tennis with these really cool young girls." However, it wasn't until the Los Angeles premiere of Gringo on Tuesday that Theron learned where her mom really got the edibles from. "She said, 'I went to the store by myself,'" Theron revealed, as marijuana is now legal in California. "I have this image of her in the store. She's just not this kind of person and buying marijuana she had like a full experience." So how are their sleeping patterns now? "It totally works, it's amazing," she said of marijuana, adding of her mom as her "dealer": "You can't have her, she's all mine." Also during the interview, Theron revealed to host Jimmy Kimmel that she had been on a hiatus from weed due to bad experiences. "Eight solid years on the marijuana and then my chemistry just changed one day. I found myself frozen in front of my fridge for like eight hours," she recalled. "I couldn't speak and it just wasn't fun anymore so I kind of had to stop and I would be around edibles and would try it." Theron plays a businesswoman determined to launch a bioengineered marijuana product in Gringo, which hits theaters March 9. The mother of two has previously talked about her history with marijuana, telling Howard Stern last year that she "had the best 20s ever because I did everything I wanted to do." (People)

Broadway Star Ruthie Ann Miles Is "Out of ICU and Healing" After Deadly Car Crash. After a car crash hospitalized Ruthie Ann Blumenstein and killed her 4-year-old daughter Abigail, the Broadway star provided her followers with a life update. "Thank you for your prayers over our families and holding us in our pain," a note shared via her Twitter account read. "We are extremely grateful for your kindness and generosity." The tragic incident took place Mar. 5 in Brooklyn, New York. According to the New York Police Department, a 44-year-old driver "failed to maintain control" of her vehicle and struck pedestrians at the intersection of Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. The car didn't stop until it hit a parked and unoccupied car. NBC 4 New York reported the driver claimed to have medical issues. She was hospitalized and is now in stable condition. Blumenstein, who uses the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, and her daughter suffered "various injuries to their heads and bodies," the NYPD reported. Both were taken to Methodist Hospital, where Abigail was pronounced deceased. Blumenstein, who is pregnant, is in stable condition. "Ruthie is now out of the ICU and healing," the note continued, "by all accounts it is a miracle our second child is unharmed." Blumenstein and her daughter weren't the only ones hit by the driver. Another woman, Lauren Lew, and her one-year-old son Joshua were also struck by the vehicle. While Lew is in stable condition, her son was killed. In addition, a 46-year-old male pedestrian was hit and hospitalized. He is also in stable condition. "Please continue to pray for the Lew and the Blumenstein families as we process the unthinkable and lay our grief in the arms of Jesus," the note continued. "Joshua and Abigail are now resting in Heavenly peace and Joy." A GoFundMe page was set up for Ruthie and her family by friend Jack Stephens. "Ruthie is beloved by her many friends and colleagues in the Broadway and touring communities," he wrote. "She is always kind and always has a smile. It is our honor to help her in this difficult time." Several members of the Broadway community -- including Lin-Manual Miranda, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt and Josh Groban -- tweeted their condolences for Blumenstein's loss and urged their followers to donate. At the time of this writing, the GoFundMe account had raised about $386,000 -- surpassing its original $5,000 goal. A GoFundMe account was also set up for Lew and her family. So far, it's raised nearly $207,000. In 2015, Blumenstein won a Tony Award for her performance in The King and I. (Eonline)

Tori Spelling's husband called cops to check up on her after she left their house, and it created a huge scene at a doctor's office ... TMZ has learned. Three Ventura County Sheriff's units surrounded a building in Thousand Oaks, CA Wednesday around 9:45 AM, while Tori was inside. Dean McDermott was seen standing outside the office, holding the couple's 1-year-old baby. Law enforcement sources tell us Dean had sounded the alarm when Tori left home with at least one of their kids. It's unclear why he was so concerned about Tori's well-being. We're told deputies located Tori at the doctor's office, spoke to her, determined she and their kids were okay, and because no crime had been committed ... everyone went on their way. TMZ broke the story ... police raced to Tori and Dean's home last week after he called 911 to say she was having a mental breakdown. Officers spent several hours at the house, but again left without any action. (TMZ)

"Narcos" star Pedro Pascal had some Escobar-esque trouble getting his luggage on board his American Airlines flight -- but it had nothing to do with drug smuggling, just cool technology. The airline wouldn't accept Pedro's state-of-the-art RIMOWA suitcase aboard his flight because it has a battery pack for recharging phones and devices. Cool. Except for the whole possibly flammable thing. Pedro planned ahead though, and had removed the battery, but American Airlines still gave him a hard time ... and put him in jeopardy of missing his flight. You can see in this video, though, Pedro had the perfect plan to handle the mess -- playing it cool -- and even had time left to sign autographs for fans after the delay. Pedro's flight plans > Pablo's flight plans. (TMZ)

Courtney Stodden in financial trouble amid divorce. Courtney Stodden requested the judge deny Doug Hutchison spousal support in their divorce, and it's becoming clear why. Stodden, 23, is living life in the financial red zone, according to documents obtained by The Blast. The former "Marriage Boot Camp" star claimed she earns only $2,500 per month, but her expenses are $4,700 (including $1,000 per month on clothes). Stodden also claimed she only has $2,700 in her checking accounts but her household furniture, appliances and other decorations amount to $10,000. Her financial situation has "changed drastically" due to a lack of production deals, she stated in the documents. Hutchison's financials aren't much better, as the 57-year-old actor filed for bankruptcy last year. Stodden filed for divorce from Hutchison Tuesday after six years of marriage. She cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of the split. (PageSix)

Teri Hatcher's setting the record straight -- she's NOT broke or homeless, and she says anyone claiming that just isn't doing their homework. Teri joined Sam Rubin on the "KTLA 5 Morning News" all the way from London to address a cover story recently published in Star Magazine ... claiming Teri's desperate, broke, homeless and living out of her van. The "Desperate Housewives" star says that could NOT be further from the truth. Teri calls the story absurd and says the pictures the magazine published were actually just her filming her YouTube series, "Van Therapy" ... in which she drives around in her Bay Window Volkswagen Bus. Teri -- who has owned the van for many years -- is now talking lawsuit. (TMZ)

"America's Got Talent" is being sued for the wrongful death of a woman who was injured as she tried to maneuver a motorized wheelchair over cables for the show's taping ... according to the suit. Maureen Allen was working as a volunteer at the Pasadena Convention Center in March 2017, and 'AGT' was also on the premises preparing for a taping ... according to docs, obtained by TMZ. In the suit, Maureen's estate says a large power cord protector was blocking the only disabled access ramp to the auditorium. The estate says Maureen tried to roll over the protector, but her front wheel got caught and her scooter flipped on its side ... violently throwing her to the ground. According to the suit she suffered severe injuries to her head, arms, and hip. She had to be hospitalized and suffered a stroke the next day. She also had to have hip surgery and remained in declining health for several months. After 8 surgeries she was put on life support in June ... and died shortly thereafter. The estate blames her death on the initial fall, which it claims was caused by AGT's negligence. It's suing AGT's production company ... FremantleMedia, NBCUniversal and the city of Pasadena. (TMZ)

Terry Crews' Sexual Assault Case Against Agent Adam Venit Rejected. Terry Crews' sexual assault case against WME agent Adam Venit has hit a roadblock. E! News can confirm the Los Angeles City Attorney and Los Angeles County D.A. have both rejected the actor's criminal complaint. According to court documents obtained by E! News, the D.A. argued that the alleged conduct did not rise to the level of a felony. "Given that the suspect did not make contact with the victim's skin when he grabbed the victim's genitals and there is no restraint involved, a felony filing is declined," the doc stated. As for the city attorney, they had to reject the case due to statute of limitations. The incident occurred in February 2016 and the statute for a misdemeanor is one year. Back in October 2017, Terry initially came forward with sexual assault allegations against an unnamed Hollywood executive. "This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME," he explained in a series of tweets. "My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates." Two months later and Terry would file a lawsuit against Adam claiming the agent sexually assaulted him at a February 2016 party. He would report an alleged sexual assault to police in November. While Adam was suspended from WME following an internal investigation into the matter, he returned to work after 30 days. Through all the legal developments, Terry wanted to make his intentions clear when it came to his lawsuit that remains active. "This is not about revenge, this is not about get back, but it's just the fact that...I'm sorry and an apology is when you step on somebody's toe by mistake," Terry shared with E! News at the GQ Men of the Year party. "But when you stab them, when you intentionally hurt them, when you run them over, apologies just don't do. 'I'm sorry, my bad' does not work...people need to be held accountable." He continued, "And what's happened is people tend to hide behind the gigantic structures and powers that be and principalities and you're standing behind their leg and hoping they protect you from your evil deeds." (Eonline)

Deadpool actress Taylor Hickson is suing her latest film's production company after allegedly suffering a gruesome on set injury that she says is debilitating to her career. The actress was filming "an emotionally charged scene" for her upcoming movie Ghostland during which her director Pascal Laugier, who is not a defendant in the suit, allegedly encouraged her to pound on a glass pane, according to a lawsuit obtained by Deadline. Despite allegedly being assured by Laugier and a producer that it was safe to pound on the glass, "the glass shattered, causing [her] head and upper body to fall through the door and [on to] shards of glass," the suit says. (Attempts to reach Laugier for comment were not immediately successful). "As a result of the incident, [she] badly cut the left side of her face" and was rushed to the hospital, where she received about 70 stitches. "She has since undergone treatment including laser treatment and silicone treatment, but over one-year post-incident, has been left with permanent scarring on the left side of her face," the suit claims. "It is unknown at this time if any further treatment, including plastic surgery, would reduce the visual appearance of the injury." Described in the suit as a "busy, up and coming actor" before the accident, the 20-year-old Canadian has since "struggled to find work as an actor and states that same is due to her injury. She states she has and will continue to suffer future financial losses in an amount to be proven at or before trial," the suit says. The court documents also note that "as a result of the injury, she has lost income [during] the period of time she was unable to act while she recovered from her injury." And the damage, she says, has been more than just physical. "It's been mass amounts of insecurity, conflicted, confused, hurt, angry, and sad that this was my last day on set and no precautions were taken," she told Deadline. Incident Productions, according to the lawsuit, "Knew or ought to have known of the dangerous situation" Hickson was put in. "The injury was reasonably foreseeable and was caused solely by the negligence and/or breach of contract by the defendant in that it failed in exercising the duty of care it owed to the plaintiff," the suit adds. Hickson's lawyer Jason Harvey tells PEOPLE that the company "fell below the legal standard of care that is expected of a production company. We believe that this incident was easily preventable and, unfortunately, resulted in significant injuries to Taylor." Attempts to reach Incident Productions for comment were unsuccessful. The actress is also accusing the production company of failing to take "any and all reasonable steps to ensure that industry standards and practices were adhered to, including but not limited to the use of safety glass and/or stunt doubles as appropriate." The suit adds: "It is an industry standard within the movie industry that, when shooting a scene such as the scene described herein, either safety glass be used which would, upon shattering, break into pieces which would not result in sharp shards on which an actor could be cut, and/or that a stunt double be used for such a scene. Neither occurred in this case." Ghostland's premiere party is set for March 14 in Paris, according to Deadline, but Hickson says she will not be attending. "I never worked so hard on a production in my life, and now it's a bittersweet way to end this piece of art that we worked so hard on," she told the website. She added that she was "looking forward to running around Paris for the premiere" with her costar Emilia Jones, "but unfortunately it would be too uncomfortable to attend. Emotionally uncomfortable for all." (People)

Tommy Lee has now gone nuclear against his son, Brandon ... not only does he want to press criminal charges, he wants a judge to order Brandon to stay clear of him. Sources connected to Tommy tell TMZ, Tommy was willing to withdraw the police report he filed after Brandon punched him in the face during a heated argument over Brandon's mom, Pam Anderson. But, there was a string attached ... Tommy wanted his kid to apologize. Things changed dramatically after Brandon released a statement that the fight was the result of his dad's alcoholism. Now Tommy is steadfast ... he wants his son charged with a crime and also wants a restraining order prohibiting the 21-year-old from going near him or his house. (TMZ)

Ed Westwick is at the center of a lawsuit -- though not named as a defendant -- by a woman claiming he held her hostage as a sex slave for 48 hours. Sources connected with Westwick tell TMZ the woman is delusional and was trying to get her story out in the media but couldn't because media outlets determined she was lying. Haley Camille Freedman claims in a new lawsuit she went to Westwick's home in 2014 with a group of people and hung out for a while until everyone left but her. She says she and Westwick began having sex, but then things turned dark when he asked her to strangle him, slap him and spit on him. She says, when she refused, he did those things to her. She claims after the encounter she fell asleep and stayed the night and in the morning she was taking a shower when she says Westwick entered the shower and became sexual with her again, against her will. Freedman claims in the lawsuit she was out of it and ended up staying for 2 days. She says she was stranded at his L.A. home, didn't know where she was and didn't have cell service. She claims he told her he would drive her to her car but delayed so he could continue having sex with her. She says she suffered bruising, bleeding and internal tears. She is NOT suing Westwick. Freedman, an aspiring stylist, is going after former business partners whom she says cut her off because she wanted to go public with the allegations. She says she did an interview with a media outlet about her allegations but Westwick's team killed it. She says the media outlet got text messages that she says misrepresented her as "unstable, disturbed, jealous and promiscuous." She also says Westwick threatened to sue her, claiming he had proof she was lying because he had relatives in town visiting his house at the time she claims she was being held captive. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Patton Oswalt Praises Late Wife as New Book Debuts as No. 1 New York Times Bestseller. Her work wasn't done... Two years after the shocking death of Michelle McNamara, the journalist and writer's posthumous true crime book I'll Be Gone in the Dark has debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times' Bestseller List. And no one could be prouder than the man she left behind. On Wednesday, her widower, comedian Patton Oswalt, took to social media to honor his late wife's huge accomplishment and to pay her a visit. The actor posted a photo at McNamara's grave and wrote, "You did it, baby. The book is excellent, the writing brilliant. You tried to bring kindness to chaos, which was your way. #IllBeGoneInTheDark #MichelleMcNamara." McNamara died in her sleep at the age of 46 as a result of a combination of drugs in her system and a health condition the couple was unaware of. Later in the day, after news hit that the book had topped the NYT's nonfiction list, the proud spouse wrote, "I hope you know, sweetie. I feel like you know. And I hope you know it when your work leads to his capture. #IllBeGoneInTheDark debuts at #1 on the @nytimes bestseller list." He ended the tweet with the simple sentence: "I'm so proud of you." According to publisher Harper Collins' website, I'll Be Gone in the Dark is "a masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer -- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade -- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case." The book includes a foreword by Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn and an afterword by her husband. The book was completed by Michelle's lead researcher and a close colleague. Oswalt got remarried 18 months after McNamara's death, tying the knot to child star Meredith Salenger on Nov. 4. (Eonline)

Countdown to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding: What It's Really Like Being a Royal Bridesmaid. It's one of the biggest decisions Meghan Markle will get to make about her wedding day: who gets a coveted spot as one of her bridesmaids on May 19. Kate Middleton chose her sister, Pippa, famously making her younger sibling's bottom one of the biggest headline grabbers of the day. Prince Harry will likely follow suit and have his brother as best man at the ceremony, due to take place at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. In recent years it's become tradition for children and teens to take center stage at history-making nuptials, so we fully expect Prince George and Princess Charlotte to be a pageboy and flower girl at the ceremony. Meghan is also likely to have her best friend, Lindsay Roth, by her side; other top contenders include stylist Jessica Mulroney and Violet Von Westenholz -- which would be a lovely gesture considering it was Harry's childhood pal who played matchmaker and introduced the lovebirds. But being a royal bridesmaid doesn't just mean you get to accompany Meghan to dress fittings and organize a glamorous bridal shower for her A-list friends (which include Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra), because taking part in one of the biggest weddings of the decade also requires nerves of steel as you try to remain composed while a global audience of billions watches you carry out your duties. For our latest installment as we count down to Harry and Meghan's wedding, we spoke to one of the most famous royal bridesmaids of the past century, India Hicks. Now she runs a successful business designing products that empower female entrepreneurs, but when she was just 13 years old, she was bridesmaid at the 1981 wedding of her godfather, Prince Charles, and his bride, Princess Diana. Hicks recounted some of her memories from that historical day and shares what she thinks the future holds for Meghan and Harry. (Hicks complete interview on Eonline.com) (Eonline)

What would it take to get Tom Brady to shave his glorious hair?! How about $7.5 MILLION for cancer research!? That's how it went down in Massachusetts on Thursday -- where the QB took an electric razor to the dome at an event benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ... this according to a rep for the Patriots! Brady teamed up with Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker for the event-- and yeah, Baker shaved his head, too! Of course, the cause is dear to Brady's heart -- his mother Galynn is a cancer survivor. (TMZ)

Fashion 'blacklist' taken down over alleged death threats. A so-called fashion "blacklist" -- compiled on the Instagram account @StModelMgmt of photographers, agents and stylists anonymously accused of sexual misconduct -- has been taken down. The move comes after journalist Moira Donegan revealed in January that she was the woman behind the controversial "S?-?-?tty Media Men" list that warned women in the industry about creeps, womanizers and abusers. The anonymous author of @StModelMgmt posted Monday, "I'm getting too many death threats and threats to 'find my family' and 'make me sorry I did this.'" The person also claimed "psycho photogs think they're Sherlock Holmes and are harassing innocent girls because they think they are behind this account." But, "I'm still not sorry for protecting models from future negative experiences .?.?. I'm not the kind of person to stay silent. Creeps in the fashion industry: Be afraid. Watch yourself. Because the truth will always come out. Models: Be brave. Be bold. F?-?-?k the consequences. Name your abuser." Other feeds have been created to try to name and intimidate the anonymous "blacklist" Instagrammer. (PageSix)

Just hours after she was spotted cuddling up to Travis Scott on a boat in Miami on Sunday, Kylie Jenner was seen leaving her hotel, trying to keep a low profile. The 20-year-old, wearing black spandex bike shorts and a grey hoodie, covered the lower half of her face with a jacket, but a dark mark was visible under her eye. Scott, 25, was following close behind, wearing the black Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirt Jenner was seen wearing earlier that day. A source close to the new parents tells PEOPLE of their weekend getaway, "They were loving and affectionate the whole time." As for the mark, "it was probably just from being tired," the source says. The Miami trip came on the heels of Scott's performance at hot spot Story Nightclub on Saturday night. On Sunday, the stars -- who welcomed daughter Stormi on Feb. 1 -- enjoyed lunch at waterfront eatery Seaspice. The couple was photographed snuggling as they arrived at the restaurant by boat, aboard hospitality guru David Grutman's SS Groot. They kept a low profile upon arrival, holding hands as they snuck past guests to get to the private terrace, AIR. The couple and their group of friends enjoyed the seafood tower, pizzettas and pasta, washed down by sparkling water for Jenner and Rose Piscine and champagne for the rest. By Monday, it appeared Jenner had returned to Los Angeles, where she shared a glimpse at her daughter's pink butterfly-adorned nursery on social media. A source recently revealed to PEOPLE that Jenner and Scott "are a good team" when it comes to taking care of their newborn daughter. "Travis is able to do his own thing during the day as well, but he helps Kylie out at night," the insider explained. "He has cut down on work." And while the couple are committed to one another, another source told PEOPLE they're in no rush to speed their relationship along, opting to keep separate homes. "Despite being new parents, Kylie and Travis are still in a new relationship too," the source said. "Kylie is happy with their living situation. Travis is a great dad. When he wants to work, Kylie is supportive." "For being so young, Kylie is very chilled out about her relationship with Travis," the source added. "She isn't making any huge plans for the future." (People)

Chrissy Teigen shares heartbreaking post after her dog passes away. If you've ever lost a pet, you'll know that it feels just as awful as losing a human member of your family. We grow to love them so much that we can't imagine our lives without them and we're heartbroken when that day comes. Although Chrissy Teigen is about to celebrate new life with the birth of her second child, this week she's facing a terrible loss as her pet dog Puddy has sadly passed away. She took to Instagram to express her sadness to her followers, writing: "Today our baby, Puddy, has gone on to the pup heavens. John and I got Puddy in our first year of dating, when I convinced him half-birthday presents were a real thing. 10 years ago, on May 30th, I found the dog that would be there for us through every up, down, new house, new city, new tour, new travel. He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies. He was there for everything. Every time I needed a taste tester, someone to kiss or needed to sob into his stinky rolls, he was there. It's true what they say. We are their entire lives and it is the greatest shame that they can only bless us with a short spark of time in ours. I always knew I would lose a piece of me when he left us. I feel the hole now. I will love you forever, my boy. My heart aches. Thank you so much for everything, everything." She then posted several other updates from amazing moments in Puddy's life, including when he got married and spending time with Chrissy and John's first child, Luna. (British Glamour)

Stumbling into a nightclub or party is not so unusual for a music-industry scion, but there were a few gasps when Paris Jackson had a near face-plant tumbling down the stairs at Soho House West Hollywood over Oscars weekend. But a spy tells us, "It was the big-girl shoes, not the bar, that did it." Luckily a "good style-Samaritan saw the teetering, heeled Jackson step and twist as she hit the stairs, literally taking her arm and catching her midfall [and keeping her] from hitting the ground." Someone on Jackson's team arrived to ensure she was OK. Our spy said, "She looked all grown-up -- superchic and well-dressed. Gone are her days of grunge." Once-reclusive Jackson's been the toast of LA lately and makes her big-screen debut in the upcoming film "Gringo." (Page Six)

Politician Drafts Bill to Ban Arie Luyendyk Jr. From Minnesota. Arie Luyendyk Jr. upset a lot of people when he proposed to and then broke up with now-Bachelorette Becca Kufrin on national television. In fact, Drew Christensen, a representative for Kufrin's home state of Minnesota, was so irked he drafted a bill banning Luyendyk from entering the state. The 24-year-old politician tweeted a picture of the bill on Wednesday. "The state of Minnesota hereby adopts a policy of zero tolerance of Arie Luyendyk Jr. from season 22 of The Bachelor," the bill read. "It is state policy that every person in the state has a right to live free from the presence of Arie Luyendyk Jr. in the state." Christian proposed the idea of drafting the bill on Mar. 5 -- the same day ABC aired part one of The Bachelor's two-part finale. He tweeted he would author it if he could get a thousand retweets. Followers were quick to jump on board and retweeted his pledge more than 11,500 times. "I'm a man of my word," Christensen tweeted on Wednesday along with a photo of the document, "here's the bill banning Arie. #TheBachelor #mnleg." He then took the initiative one step further and promised to invite Kufrin to Minnesota's State of the State Address if he gained another 10,000 retweets. Again, he was successful. "Twitter feedback matters... 10K -- you're invited, @thebkoof! #TheBachelor #mnleg," he tweeted along with a picture of the invite. In an interview with the Pioneer Press, Christensen said he's "not really a Bachelor watcher normally;" however, he said he and his wife tuned into the show because of the local connection. As for whether his bill will pass, Christensen doesn't seem to have high hopes. "I don't think it will pass," he told the local media outlet. He also said he didn't think it would be constitutional to actually ban the former racecar driver from the state. While he told Pioneer Press he views the bill as more of a "tongue-in-cheek thing," he also considered the initiative a prime example of how politicians can engage with their constituents via social media. "I'm thankful for how easy social media has made it to connect with constituents," he tweeted. "#mnleg." (Eonline)

The family of outspoken Florida shooting survivor, David Hogg, is turning to the FBI after receiving several death threats online, including a particularly disturbing one from an NRA supporter. The 17-year-old Hogg has been one of Parkland's most vocal gun reform advocates. His mother, Rebecca Boldrick, tells us that they've decided to go to the FBI after someone wrote in a comment on one of Rebecca's Facebook photos, "You can change your settings, but you can never change your faces, your whole family is exposed because of your piece of s*** kid." The person who posted the comment called out her son's upcoming birthday, saying it "will be an interesting event" before co-signing the NRA and the right to bear arms, which the Hoggs are taking as a death threat. We've confirmed the FBI has been contacted. Hogg's father is also an ex-FBI agent. Rebecca says they've also put in calls to Facebook as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, since the commentor's FB profile says he hails from Canada. In a statement, Rebecca tells TMZ the family understands that, while some people don't agree with their anti-gun message, that shouldn't give them the right to threaten or intimidate her family, particularly through social media. She says any threats they receive will have consequences. (TMZ)

OxyContin is at the center of America's opioid crisis -- ODs have spiked 30% between 2016 and 2017. More than 300,000 Americans have died from opioid addiction. That said, OxyContin business is clearly booming, because the heir to the OxyContin fortune just paid $22,500,000 CASH for a Bel-Air mansion. David Sackler, whose dad and uncles owned Purdue Pharma, which produces OxyContin, just closed escrow on the 4-acre property. It's an '80s masterpiece, with a long, private driveway that leads up to a 10,000-square-foot mansion. The house has a 2-story atrium, ridiculous views, a media room, game room and gym. And it has the obligatory tennis court, pool and pavillion. Sackler, who's in his late 30s, is a member of the family whose reported net worth is $13 billion. James Respondek and Erin Garrity from Sotheby's International Reality had the listing. Josh Altman from "Million Dollar Listing" repped Sackler. (TMZ)

Music

Deana Carter, Runaway June, Stephanie Quayle & More Confirmed For Carolina Country Music Fest. In keeping with today (March 8) being recognized as international Women's Day, the Carolina Country Music Fest gave a nod to country music's leading ladies and rising stars today with the addition of Deana Carter, Runaway June, Stephanie Quayle, Kasey Tyndall and Kennedy Fitzsimmons. Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Cole Swindell are set to headline the three-day fest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 7-10, 2018. For more information and to see the lineup, visit www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com. "We are excited to announce this talented group of artists who represent a broad range of country music, from iconic singer-songwriter Deana Carter to ACM nominated trio Runaway June to fresh newcomers Kasey Tyndall, Kennedy Fitzsimmons and Stephanie Quayle," said Bob Durkin, president of Carolina Country Music Fest. On International Women's Day and every day, CCMF strives to offer a platform for the many incredible female artists in the country genre, with the day's announced artists featuring rising newcomers such as Runaway June (whose current single "Wild West" hit No. 40 on the Country Airplay Chart), Quayle, Tyndall, and Fitzsimmons, as well as Carter, who scored with such iconic hits as "We Danced Anyway" and "Strawberry Wine," which netted her the CMA Award for Single Record of the Year in 1997. Named one of the top five country music festivals by Billboard in late 2017, Carolina Country Music Fest is one of the fastest growing outdoor music festivals in the country, with more than 30,000 country music fans in attendance last year. The festival site spans 18 acres of oceanfront in Myrtle Beach from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. Purchase tickets by March 9 to get holiday sale prices and access to the McDonald's Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert featuring Cole Swindell. Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now at www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com. Payment plans are available for a limited time. (Billboard)

Rodney Atkins Returns From Seven-Year Musical Hiatus, Talks New Single 'Caught Up In The Country'. It's been seven years since Rodney Atkins has released a new studio album (Take A Back Road in 2011), but the Curb recording artist has been far from idle. The singer -- best known for such '00s smashes as "It's America" and "Cleaning This Gun" -- became a husband and a father for the second time during his time away from the spotlight. He married fellow performer Rose Falcon, and the couple welcomed son Ryder Falcon Atkins into the world in December. He says it's been a period of renewal on the personal front. "The moment that I met Rose, I knew there was going to be a grand adventure to follow," he tells Billboard. "She's everything to me, and my inspiration. We've got a ten-week-old little boy named Ryder, and a sixteen-year-old son named Eli. I've just been living life and have just embraced the adventure of laughing and having more fun than I've ever had in my life." Now, the singer hopes to reclaim his position on the airwaves of Country Radio with his new single "Caught Up in the Country." He says he hopes that listeners will realize that he is trying to remain true to the country format -- after all, that's always been his mission. "If you go back to If You're Going Through Hell, the response that we got at the time was that it didn't sound like anything else out there," he recalls. "Take A Back Road was another record that people said the same thing about from a sonic standpoint." He says he wanted to maintain that creative spirit: "I just wanted to raise the bar sonically and do something that challenges everything else that is out there and me in the meantime. I always want to stay true to my roots. I'm Country. I don't want to put out music that people will say ''Now, what kind of music is that? Am I on a Pop station here?' I appreciate other kinds of music, but I know what I do and where I stand, and what I want to sing about. I value that. I consider it an honor to sing about country music." While remaining true to his country roots, Atkins says he didn't play it safe on his new music. "I challenged myself sonically on a lot of sounds," he explains. "I've produced all my records with Ted Hewitt. We brought in a young guy named Blake Bolinger on this record, who is a sounds guy. He created some different atmospheres on the record. It was fun. I spent hours just playing with sounds and trying to create a nod to the past, as well as push the envelope." At the same time, Atkins also wants to give audiences a message they can relate to. "I try to be conscious of that -- I don't feel like I can just put anything out there and it will get played," he says. "I try to [be] relevant but also timeless. I think that the songs that we've put out are believable and also are just as relevant when they were originally released. That's very important for your career, so when you're going out on the road, people are still singing along with the lyrics of a song like [2006 hit] 'Watching You.' It's such a simple song. It blows me away that people still want to come up and talk about that one. That's always the goal." Giving his new single a little different sound is the soulful sounds of the Fisk Jubilee Singers one of Nashville's most historic vocal groups, from Music City's Fisk University. The singer-songwriter says the collaborative effort came about as a result of a performance at the "Mother Church of Country Music." "I was asked to do an event at the Ryman Auditorium with the Fisk Jubilee Singers," he relates. "I went in and did 'Working On A Building,' the old Gospel classic, and as I rehearsed with them, it was this old-fashioned, hand-clapping, foot-stomping feeling. Rose and I just looked at each other and said, 'This is Church. This is the spirit. This is how music should make you feel.' I had been working on this song called 'Caught Up in the Country,' and just thought, 'These kids need to be a part of this." Atkins says the lyrics of the song are ones that he identifies with. "This is the spirit of being Country and why I love being outdoors," he offers. "Some people go to Church and think about fishing, and others go fishing and think about God. That's what the outdoors is to me, and that's what this song is about. They came in, and we just had a blast recording it. It just became an event and was something that was infectious. It's got some very different sounds to it from things I've done before, but it's very organic and fresh. It captures a lot of elements that I love about music, period." Atkins tells Billboard that he has wrapped up work on his fifth studio album for Curb, which he anticipates being released later in 2018. (Billboard)

Mariah Carey doesn't give a damn about Grammys. Mariah Carey has some strong words for the Grammys: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." "In the music business, if you care about the Grammys and submitting your stuff before a certain time frame, you want a single out in the summer, and then you want to have your record [out] before the Grammys deadline, which has changed," Carey, 47, told V Magazine in an interview released Wednesday. "I mean, I have five Grammys. That's cute. There's people that have been doing this half the time that have twice as many," she continued. "I won two Grammys the first year I started, but after that, [the Grammys] are like, 'We don't go with the people that are selling a lot of records and are popular; we're gonna go the opposite way.' So I got screwed out of certain years. I wasn't bitter about it. I was just like, 'Okay, well, I guess I'm not standing here barefoot onstage singing and trying to go a certain way.' I'm just me." The Elusive Chanteuse said she's currently in the studio working on new music and touched on her recent management shakeups, having dropped failed comedian and reality show producer Stella Bulochnikov in favor of Jay-Z's Roc Nation late last year. "I was in a different place in terms of who I was working with for the business side of things, which is everything," she said. "The whole thing is business, really. I consider myself more of a musician first than a business person, I don't necessarily think of things that way; it's music first. That's the most important thing for me." The "Hero" singer also alluded to a new, subtly feminist take on her career. "I think it's like a fresh start. A lot of people see that whole other image. They see this diva: They see hair, makeup, bod, clothes, whatever it is -- and hand gestures -- and they're like, Oh,'" she said. "They don't think 'songwriter.' But I look at myself as a songwriter first, and then a singer. That's what I love to do the most." Carey added, "It's something that I think a lot of people don't give women enough credit for, unless they are known visually as someone strumming a guitar, or they're behind a piano most of the time." However, fret not, Lambs, because Mimi doesn't plan on dropping the diva act entirely. "I also have that diva thing attached to me," she said. "I mean, I'm sitting here doing an interview in lingerie. But I was just like, you're totally gonna understand that this is what I'm gonna wear! Why should I wear something uncomfortable? This is what I like." (PageSix)

Chris Brown and International Women's Day do NOT go well together ... according to Vanessa Carlton, who dissed Chris for shouting out her huge hit song. Chris posted an image of Vanessa from her "A Thousand Miles" music video with the caption, "MOOD. THIS SONG LIT FOREVER." The compliment didn't sit well with VC -- who shot back she didn't want to be associated with an artist who's assaulted women, especially on IWD. Carlton was upset because she was getting tagged to Chris' accounts on social media and said, "I feel compelled to draw a line." She's since made her Instagram account private. Chris responded by saying Vanessa "felt she was doing her duty as a WOMAN to continue to spread this kind of hatred today" ... when all he was trying to do was hype a great song. He deleted his original post but seemed to throw one last jab -- posting a "White Girls" clip which features Vanessa's song. Beef ... it's what's for dinner on IWD. (TMZ)

Virtual Music Festivals Are Coming: Endless Riff Social Music Platform Now Available on Samsung Gear VR. The program emphasizes concerts' communal aspect, bringing fan interaction into the Oculus experience. Virtual concert experiences may well be the future of live streaming and on Thursday (March 8) social music VR platform Endless Riff took a big step in expanding its reach with its addition to the Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR. Since launching last year, Endless Riff has brought more than 100 shows at New York's Rockwood Music Hall to second life, recreating the venue's second stage in virtual reality where attendees have been able to witness concerts from artists including Umphrey's McGee and Lettuce. To celebrate the launch of Endless Riff on Samsung Gear VR, on Thursday night the platform will live-stream performances by artists William Wild at 8:30 and Chris Morrissey live from the Rockwood, as well as a remote performance from Flor de Toloache. The Endless Riff app recreates the social experience of attending concerts with friends and strangers. Users first design avatars before meeting up with friends in their virtual RV home base, where they may converse and consume content on a TV inside before heading out to an event. Once they're at the concert, they may walk around the space and communicate with others while ambient 2D video is streaming of the live show. There is also a 360-video stream that users may jump in and out of. Once a room is filled to capacity, it will spawn another version of the room to accommodate more attendees. Down the line, gestures and emotes will be added, allowing fans to dance along stop a show from the comfort of their own home. Currently Rockwood is the only venue available with Endless Riff CEO Mark Iannarelli calling it Endless Riff's "lab venue" where they can test production workflow and equipment, but the larger the implications are that in time other venues -- real or fabricated -- will enter the platform, with the possibility of artists or brands customizing their own performance space and even creating virtual music festivals. As well, fans will soon be able to play games, buy merchandise and even donate money towards charitable causes in the app. While Samsung Gear VR is expected to have more than 10 million units sold by the end of 2018, Iannarelli says with Oculus Rift bundles currently selling for $399, one of the biggest impediments to Endless Riff catching on right now is the cost. But once the hardware is more affordable, the expectation is to shepherd fans watching live streams on Facebook and YouTube currently into these more immersive virtual experiences with an enhanced social aspect. "We're really now in a nascent stage of just live video in general ramping up on socials," says Iannarelli. "So now all of a sudden we're sort of presenting an even more compelling embodiment of that and with a social experience that has more real estate to monetize." (Billboard)

Pitbull Joins Forces With NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises to Empower the Next Generation. Pitbull is all about giving back, especially to his beloved community of Miami and its youth. That's why the Cuban American has joined forces with NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises to empower and train the next generation of media leaders. The project is powered by Telemundo's "El Poder En Ti," and its curriculum will leverage cutting-edge technology and world-class, multiplatform production. Pitbull's SLAM Miami High School and the Doral Academy, two highly regarded local charter schools, sign as the first educational partners to participate in the innovative multimedia educational program. The 16-week program will leverage NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' new state-of-the-art global headquarters, Telemundo Center, an industry-leading production and broadcasting facility equipped with the latest technology. "We are committed to empowering and educating the next generation of leaders," says Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. "Telemundo Academy is the vehicle to jump-start their careers, unlock their innovative spirit and deliver the competitive edge for their futures." This month, 30 students with interest in pursuing media careers will be chosen from both schools to enroll in Telemundo Academy's 16-week program, which will offer students a complete curricular experience focused on the processes and elements of creating an original production. "We are changing the game in education by changing how we educate students," says Pitbull in a statement. "This partnership will give students hands-on industry experience. We're excited to partner with Telemundo to engage students in a world beyond the classroom." (Eonline)

Naked Giants Premiere 'Sluff' Video, Talk Playing With Car Seat Headrest. Everyone is asking Naked Giants what "Sluff," the title track of the Seattle trio's debut album -- means. The short answer is "everything and nothing," and it largely came out of nowhere. "I just needed a word for the chorus of that song," bassist Gianni Aiello tells Billboard. "I knew I wanted to shout something, but I didn't know what. I was hanging out with my girlfriend and I said, 'Hey, what's a good grunge-sounding word?' She thought for a minute and then said 'Sluff!' I said, 'That's perfect!' It sounds like something Soundgarden might do. It's just a nonsense word." Sluff has taken on a life of its own since then, however. "People started ascribing different meanings to it," Aiello notes. "Grant (Mullen, Naked Guns' guitarist) thought of it as when a snake sheds his skin. Steve Fisk, who produced us, said in truly grunge sense it's the black gunk on the back of your Doc Martens in a Seattle winter, sluffing through the snow. Recently it's become an acronym for Stop Listening U Flipper Fools -- our music is not for dolphins!" But once the Sluff album is released on March 30, Mullen, Aiello and drummer Henry LaVallee hope people are talking as much about the band as the title. The three got together during 2014, with childhood friends Mullen and LaVallee playing music together since they were teenagers. They were a two-piece until meeting Aiello at a battle of the bands, and as a trio they fashioned the propulsive grunge/power pop blend -- with a bit of kinetic indie rock and R&B thrown in -- that's heard on Sluff's 12 tracks. "It's just what feels natural to us," Mullen says. "Its birth was just a spirit of jamming with no purpose and just making songs that go from one dynamic to another. It's felt like a natural progression; The more years we played and the more shows we played we've adjusted our sound to excite people. The goal was just wanting to have fun playing music, and this is how it's ended up." Along the way Naked Giants became part of Car Seat Headrest's expanded concert lineup after befriending frontman Will Toledo several years ago. "Is has been weird to know how to deal with that," Mullen says of the duality of the two bands. "I think it's been pretty fun, though, kind of like a big boost. We get to play way bigger shows than we would by ourselves. We open for them, too, so it's a lot of hard work. We're playing two and a half hours a night, but it's worth it. It's what we signed up for." Naked Giants will showcase at South By Southwest and then continue with Car Seat Headrest for shows in the U.S. and Europe. And the group is looking forward to getting its own due as Sluff finds its audience. "It's been a long time coming," Mullen says. "We've had a lot of these songs for a long time. We've wanted them to be released on a big platform. It took a long time to find a label. We finally did (New West) and it's really satisfying. We're excited to see what it does, what people think of it. I don't know what it's gonna do, but I think it will do something." (Billboard)

Jayko Reinvents Latin Pop With His New Single and Video, 'Te Buscare'. Multi-talented artist Jayko from Puerto Rico has released a new single, "Te Buscare," from his upcoming record that will go on sale in May. The single fuse trap with pop and electronic and adds a vocal touch that distinguishes Jayko's new style of Latin music. "It's time for Latin pop to reinvent itself and give it a more lively, fun and inspiring touch," Jayko shared. "Let the music speak of what love says and the adventures of today, but do not fall into [the] message [of only] sex [that is prevalent] in urban music. "There is much more to give in Latin music. You have to listen to this. I am very excited with this new album. This is only the first single." Jayko is a respected and admired artist with loyal fans around the world, and he opened for Miley Cyrus at the Coliseum of Puerto Rico. This will be his second album as a soloist, which he produced with Aqua Rose Records, and he seems poised to evolve and reinvent Latin pop music. "Te Buscare" will premiere on international platforms around Latin America. You can listen to it and watch the video on channels such as Tigo Music Colombia, RMS and Tele Hit in Mexico, Colombian, Chilean, Mexican, Venezuelan and Dominican radio stations, as well as in Argentina and Los Angeles. His hit song "Shot" from his first album, Prototype, swept the Spanish Chart in Italy in 2012, and it was the official promo song of the Latin Grammys Gala 2017 by Univision. (Billboard)

Movies

Michael B. Jordan to Adopt Inclusion Riders for His Production Company. Michael B. Jordan took a major step towards creating a more diverse and equal Hollywood on Wednesday when he pledged to adopt inclusion riders for all future projects produced by his company Outlier Society. "In support of the women and men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the inclusion rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society," he wrote. "I've been privileged to work with powerful woman and persons of color throughout my career and it's Outlier's mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward." He then directed followers to the website for the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where they could learn more about the school's Inclusion Initiative. According to the university, an inclusion rider is a clause celebrities can include in their contracts to stipulate inclusion among the cast and crew. This rider demands that women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and people of other marginalized groups are represented. Frances McDormand called for more inclusion riders during her Best Actress in a Leading Role acceptance speech at the 2018 Oscars. "Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed," she said after asking all female nominees to stand and be recognized. "Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight. Invite us into your office in a couple days, or you can come to ours -- whatever suits you best -- and we'll tell you all about them. I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider." Upon speaking with the press backstage, McDormand admitted she just learned about inclusion riders last week. "And so, the fact that we -- that I -- just learned that after 35 years of being in the film business, it's not...We're not going back," she told journalists. "So, the whole idea of women trending? No. No trending. African Americans trending? No. No trending. It changes now, and I think the inclusion rider will have something to do with that. Right? Power in rules." McDormand isn't the first one to advocate for inclusion riders. Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor of communication at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, originally proposed the idea in a 2014 article for The Hollywood Reporter. She then talked about the concept again in a 2016 TED Talk. In an interview with HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur, Ashley Judd also said having 50 percent male-female participation across all cast and crew members and department heads would help guide her career moves going forward. (Eonline)

Box-Office Preview: 'Wrinkle in Time' Races Against the Clock to Beat 'Black Panther'. Ava DuVernay is the first African-American woman to direct a $100 million Hollywood movie; look for 'Black Panther' to bound past $1 billion globally by the end of the weekend. It remains to be seen whether A Wrinkle in Time -- based on Madeleine L'Engle's beloved book -- can beat Black Panther at the North American box office this weekend in what's shaping up to be a Disney versus Disney showdown. Ava DuVernay directed Wrinkle in Time, becoming the first African-American woman to helm a $100 million Hollywood event film. Tracking suggests the family friendly movie, which hopes to appeal in particular to tweens and teenagers, will open in the $35 million-$40 million range, a relatively muted start for a marquee Disney title. Not even powerhouse Disney is impervious to the challenges facing fantasy-adventures at the box office. In 2016, Steven Spielberg's The BFG opened to a mere $22.7 million over the long July 4th weekend, while Brad Bird's Tomorrowland was a major dud in 2015. (A major issue for Tomorrowland was its $200 million budget; Wrinkle in Time cost Disney half as much to produce.) Outside of Disney movies, other fantasy-adventures targeting younger audiences that have faced trouble include Martin Scorsese's Hugo (2011) and Golden Compass (2011). Black Panther could take in north of $40 million domestically in its fourth weekend as it prepares to bound past the $1 billion globally. Through Wednesday, Black Panther's worldwide gross stood at $921.3 million, including $512.6 million in North America and $408.7 million overseas. The movie opens in its final foreign market, China, on Friday. No one at Disney, or in Hollywood, could have predicted that Ryan Coogler's Black Panther would continue to be such a force in its fourth weekend, or pose such tough competition for Winkle in Time. DuVernay and Disney have been lauded for the film's diverse cast, which stars Storm Reid as the story's 13-year-old heroine alongside Oprah Winfrey, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine. Wrinkle in Time currently suffers a poor Rotten Tomatoes score of 42 percent. Three additional movies open nationwide this weekend, but none are likely to hit $10 million: Amazon Studios and STXfilms' Gringo; Cohen Media's Hurricane Heist; and Avrion's Strangers: Prey at Night, a sequel of sorts to The Strangers (2008). (Hollywood Reporter)

Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Tracking for Sluggish $35M-Plus U.S. Debut. Warner Bros. still has three weeks left to make its final marketing push, including a major presence at SXSW. Steven Spielberg's sci-fi action adventure Ready Player One is tracking for a sluggish $35 million-plus debut at the North American box office over the three-day Easter weekend. Ready Player One is getting a jump-start on the weekend by rolling out on March 28, a Thursday. Warner Bros. and Spielberg, who are hoping for at least $50 million, still have three weeks left to make their final marketing push. (Warners is particularly encouraged by strong interest among males.) The film will have a major presence at SXSW -- a screening is rumored, although nothing is official -- and will get heavy placement on March Madness basketball games. The studio partnered with Village Roadshow and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment on the 1980s-themed movie. Ready Player One, a future-set adaptation of Ernest Cline's cult novel, follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), a teen on a treasure hunt to become master of OASIS following the death of its creator, James Halliday (Mark Rylance). But an evil corporation led by Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) is on the trail as well. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Grey's Anatomy Shakeup: Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew Leaving After Season 14. Grey's Anatomy is losing two fan-favorite doctors. E! News has confirmed Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew will depart the long-running ABC medical drama following season 14. Capshaw has been on the show as Dr. Arizona Robbins for 10 seasons. Drew has played Dr. April Kepner for nine seasons. The decision appears to be based on a creative direction for season 15 (which has yet to formally be announced). "The characters of Arizona and April are permanently woven into the fabric of Grey's Anatomy thanks to the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew," Krista Vernoff, co-showrunner and executive producer on Grey's Anatomy, said in a statement. "As writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses." Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes praised the duo's performances. "It's always hard for me to say goodbye to any of my characters. Both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner are not only beloved but iconic -- both the LBGTQ and devout Christian communities are underrepresented on TV," Rhimes said in a statement. "I will be forever grateful to both Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant performance and for inspiring women around the globe. They will always be a part of our Shondaland family." Rhimes is known to use actors in different roles across her TV empire, so viewers probably haven't seen the last of Capshaw and Drew in Shondaland. According to Deadline, the duo will be the only cast members leaving after season 14. Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays, 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Star Wars TV Series From Jon Favreau Coming to Disney's Streaming Service. It's official: Star Wars is getting a TV show. Lucasfilm announced Jon Favreau, director, actor and executive producer, will write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's new direct-to-consumer (aka streaming) platform. "I couldn't be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. "Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base." Favreau has previously dipped his toe in the Star Wars universe with roles in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film about a young Han Solo. "If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn't have believed you. I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure," Favreau said in a statement. Favreau played roles in and directed Iron Man, the movie that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also helmed Iron Man 2 and directed The Jungle Book. Favreau is currently in production on Disney's reimagining of The Lion King, which is set for a 2019 release. No premiere date for the untitled Star Wars series was announced. Rumors of a live-action Star Wars series have swirled for years, dating back before Disney's acquisition of the property. George Lucas originally planned a cable series about the seedy underbelly of the world of Star Wars. The show never materialized. (Eonline)

Stephanie March, Mariska Hargitay Reunite on Law and Order: SVU: "It's Love, I Tell You." Cabot and Benson forever! The fan-favorite Law & Order: SVU characters reunited on set and of course took a picture. Stephanie March is returning to Law & Order: SVU for the first time in six years as Alexandra Cabot, the one-time assistant district attorney assigned to the Special Victims Unit. In the episode, "Sunk Cost Fallacy," the squad searches for an abducted woman and her daughter, leading Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to cross paths with Cabot. The episode is set to air in April. "It is a thrill to welcome Stephanie back to the SVU family, even for a short visit," executive producer and showrunner Michael Chernuchin said in a statement when her return was announced. "She is, and will always be, part of SVU's DNA." March played ADA Cabot from seasons two-five, returning in a guest capacity in seasons six and 10, as a series regular in season 11 and in guest appearance in season 13. The current ADA on SVU is Philip Winchester's Ben Stone. He replaced Barba, played by Ral Esparza. This season SVU has already welcomed back Dean Winters as Cassidy, Tamra Tunie as Warner and Law & Order veteran Sam Waterston as Jack McCoy. It was Waterston's first time back in the Law & Order world since 2010 when the mothership series ended. March, who also played Cabot on the short-lived spinoff series Conviction, recently appeared on Odd Mom Out, Nightcap and Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

Katherine Langford Teases 13 Reasons Why Season 2: Audiences Will See a "Different Hannah." Netflix made waves and left many viewers puzzled when it announced 13 Reasons Why would return for a second season, as would the show's main (and dead) character Hannah Baker. The show, based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher, told the story of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), and her suicide. Hannah left behind 13 tapes, her 13 reasons why she killed herself, for those still living to listen to. The show deviated from the book, as most adaptations do, but largely followed the same arc. Hannah, dead, narrating her story as everybody listened to her tapes. There was resolution of sorts when her parents (Kate Walsh and Brian D'Arcy James) received the tapes, but there was also cliffhanger twists featuring a student amassing an arsenal, one running away and another either shooting himself or getting shot in the head. Executive producer Selena Gomez revealed the renewal on Instagram in May 2017. ""Their story isn't over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming," she wrote. Details about the new season are scarce, by Langford, who received a Golden Globe nomination for the role, told Jimmy Fallon, "it was a very different season to season one for a lot of reasons." "But I'm super grateful that I was asked back, 'cause I think there's so much left to tell and I'm really glad we got to focus on some important storylines for other characters," she said. "The Hannah in season one is gone... she's still there this season, but I would prepare audiences to see a different Hannah this season," she said on The Tonight Show. Executive producer Brian Yorkey previously teased Hannah told her version of events, "but there are at least 12 kids that have another version of those events that we haven't really heard from yet, so I think there's quite a bit more of Hannah's story to tell." That doesn't mean Hannah lied on her tapes. "I don't think Hannah told any untruths on her tapes," Yorkey said. "I think she told her story and she claimed her narrative, which had really been taken from her, so she reclaimed her narrative and said this is the story of my life, but there are other people who might want to tell that story differently or other players in that story might have a different perspective on some of those events." "I think season two will give us a look at a lot of things -- a lot of the events that we think we know, we may learn are more complicated than we thought, and Hannah is even more complicated than we saw season one," Yorkey continued. No premiere date for 13 Reasons Why season two has been announced. (Eonline)

Teri Hatcher Wants a Desperate Housewives Revival. Teri Hatcher is ready for a Desperate Housewives revival, but she doesn't know if it will ever actually happen. The actress, who played Susan on the ABC series, appeared on ITV's Loose Women on Wednesday and talked to the co-hosts about the TV series and whether there's a possibility of a revival. "We all miss Desperate Housewives, if there was ever a chance for that to come back, would you go back?" Hatcher was asked on the show. "I would be the first person, yeah, I never wanted it to be over, I loved those characters," Hatcher shared, before admitting that she doesn't think the chances of a revival are "very good." Why? "Well just because of the creators, I mean it's not the women, I think the women would probably all do it," Hatcher said. She later shared that while she's "not so much" in touch with the other women, she's "supportive" of what everyone's doing in their lives, mentioning Eva Longoria's pregnancy. "Very excited that Eva's about to have her first baby," she told the co-hosts. Longoria, who played Gabrielle on the series, also spoke out about a Desperate Housewives revival in December. "I wish! I love that show. I miss it every single day. I miss being Gaby. I miss being on set. I miss everything about it. But our creator [Marc Cherry] has said many times he wouldn't bring it back," Longoria told NewBeauty. "Plus, we're all so busy. Felicity [Huffman] is always off doing some Emmy award-winning show. I'm busy with my projects. I don't know if it will ever happen, but I'm all for the idea!" After eight seasons, Desperate Housewives went off the air in May 2012. Would you like to see a revival or do you like how the show ended? (Eonline)

Nickelodeon Orders Live-Action Buddy Comedy 'Cousins for Life' (Exclusive). The series comes from 'Austin & Ally' creators Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert. Nickelodeon has greenlit a new live-action series. The young-skewing network has ordered 20 episodes of Cousins For Life, a buddy comedy from Austin & Ally creators Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert. The show will begin production in Los Angeles this summer, with the series set to air later this year. Cousins For Life centers on 12-year-old cousins Stuart (Dallas Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer), best friends who come from very different backgrounds, and learn to navigate life under one roof with their families. After Stuart's mom is deployed overseas, his fun-loving dad Clark (Ishmel Sahid) decides to move the family to Portland. There, he lives with his uptight brother Lewis (Ron G.) and his family, which includes Stuart's confident, socially active cousin Ivy and her younger, overly-curious brother Leaf (Micah Abbey). Now living in a brand-new city, Stuart embarks on a variety of endeavors with Ivy that lead to hilarious adventures. Although the cousins do not always see eye-to-eye, Ivy and Stuart learn they are better together, and when they team up, they are unstoppable. "Cousins For Life features new, young talent that our audience can grow with. It's relatable to kids and families and full of heart with a positive, empowering message," said Bronwen O'Keefe, executive vp of live action and movies. "What makes this series so unique is the aspirational relationship that unfolds between the cousins, combined with the funny situations that emerge from these opposite personalities living together." "We began our careers at Nickelodeon and we couldn't be more excited to be back," said creators and executive producers Kopelow and Seifert, whose other credits include All That and Kenan & Kel. "We have an amazing cast and we can't wait for the audience to meet them." Nickelodeon has been one of Viacom's most stable brands of late. While the network ratings were flat this past year, competition like Disney Channel saw a 24 percent drop in viewers in 2017. In an effort to lure more viewers, the children's network recently announced at its upfronts that it would be reviving its popular '90s kids show Blue's Clues. (Hollywood Reporter)

'The View' censors topless mermaid drawing. Jimmy Buffett's "Escape to Margaritaville" was too spicy for "The View." A source told us that when its star, Paul Alexander Nolan, performed live on the ABC show, "his guitar, which features a drawing of a topless mermaid, was deemed too revealing for TV. They made him censor it with tape before being allowed to go on air." The night before, some "View" staff "got so caught up downing margaritas at the lobby bar, they missed the curtain" for the musical. (PageSix)

Everything Brandi Glanville Said About 'Evil Genius' Omarosa, 'RHOBH' and Eddie Cibrian on 'WWHL'. A History of Celebrity Feuds The reality star also spills on getting physical with a 'Teen Mom.' Brandi Glanville was back on Bravo Tuesday night, where the former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star joined Olympic skater Adam Rippon on "Watch What Happens Live." Though Glanville isn't on "RHOBH" anymore, she still had some things to say about the women on the show, as well as her relationship with ex Eddie Cibrian and Leann Rimes, her time in the Brother "house and how she triggered a "Teen Mom" star to attack while filming "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition." Though she didn't call out the reality star by name, Glanville shared a house with "Teen Mom OG" star Amber Portwood for the new season of "MBC," which premieres Friday on WE tv. "She came for me. I said she was a narcissist, and so she lunged at me," Glanville told Cohen of the alleged attack. "Thank God for the mob wives, they all jumped in like, 'Don't let her hurt Brandi!' I was taking off my earrings, I was going in.' "Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano and her two sisters, Jennifer and Lana Graziano, also appear on the show. Brandi's relationship with her ex-husband and the woman he cheated on her with, Leann Rimes, has always been a volatile one. The exes went at each other on social media and in the press as recently as last June, after Glanville said Leann was obsessed with her and stalking her on social media. "We're great," Glanville surprisingly confirmed on Tues. "I had to be, I was going to 'Big Brother' like, 'Can you watch my kids for this long?' Now he's doing a show in Vancouver and I have the boys." Glanville said her time away from their sons together was "horrible," but added that "it worked out because now I have them for a month." Speaking of her time on "Big Brother," Cohen wanted to know about two people in particular: James Maslow and Omarosa. First, she tried to defend her feud with Maslow, who she never seemed to get along with while in the house. "He kept on acting like he was super famous, basically I don't need to be here and you guys do," Glanville explained. "He was condescending and arrogant. It got to a point where like, honey, we're all in the same house, stop it." Of Omarosa, Glanville said she's "full on a liar" for saying her comments in the house were taken out of context. "They kept on saying, over the [loudspeaker], 'Don't forget you have a contract, you can get sued.' They kept calling her in because she was speaking out," Brandi added. "Then, the day after the finale, we went to [Marissa Jaret Winokur's] house and she told us some crazy things," she said. She thinks she can just do whatever she wants and get away with it. She's a really good liar." When asked if she thinks she got to know the "real Omarosa," Brandi said, "I don't think she knows the real Omarosa, she's an evil genius." Andy ran through the list of fights this season on "RHOBH," asking Glanville for her take on them all. Of newcomer (and accountability coach) Teddi Mellencamp-Arroyave in general, Glanvill said, "I don't want to see anyone accountable on reality TV." She loved Camille gifting Dorit a ball gag on the most recent episode and warned the latter about Lisa Vanderpump. "Oh honey, it's just the beginning. Dorit will be very homeless soon!" Brandi also said she "kind of" liked Dorit complaining about being served wine in a champagne glass and thought the sleepover drama with Erika Girardi was dumb. "You don't do sleepovers after 14, shut up!" (Too Fab)

Jon Favreau to Executive Produce, Write Live-Action 'Star Wars' Series. The program will be on Disney's new direct-to-consumer platform. Jon Favreau is set to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series, Disney announced Thursday. "I couldn't be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform," Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president said in a statement. "Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base." This is not Favreau's first time working in a galaxy far, far away. The actor/director played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. "If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn't have believed you," he said in a statement. "I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure." Favreau is currently at work on his Lion King remake, due out July 19, 2019. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors last month that the company was working on multiple Star Wars series for its streaming service, which will target families. The streaming service, which has yet to be named, is eying a late 2019 debut, and in anticipation of the launch, Disney has already pulled its Marvel movies from rival Netflix. The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date. (Hollywood Reporter)

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