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Monday, April 2, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Florist and Flowers Revealed. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal wedding will include floral displays made out of locally picked flowers in shades of pink and white. Kensington Palace announced on Saturday that the two have chosen floral designer Philippa Craddock to create the flowers for their wedding at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Harry and Meghan are set to wed on May 19. Philippa, who is one of the palace's approved suppliers for private events, will direct other florists from St George's Chapel and Buckingham Palace to create the displays, which will be created using locally sourced foliage, much of which will be taken from the grounds of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park. She will strive to use flowers and plants that are in season in May, such as white garden roses, foxgloves and peonies -- Meghan's favorite flower, according to her now-deleted Instagram, as well as branches of beech, birch and hornbeam. "I am excited and honored to have been chosen by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle to design and create their wedding flowers," she said in a statement. "Working with them has been an absolute pleasure. The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun. The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront." Kensington Palace said that the Royal Parks will also supply some pollinator-friendly plants from their wildflower meadows, which will "provide a great habitat for bees and help to nurture and sustain entire ecosystems by promoting a healthy and biodiverse environment." The flowers will be donated to charity after the wedding. The 2011 Royal wedding of Harry's brother Prince William and Kate Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey in London. Hornbeam and maple trees lined the red-carpet aisle, while the historic venue was also filled with white seasonal spring flowers such as rhododendrons, wisteria, euphorbias, lilac, and azaleas, most of which were picked from Windsor Castle gardens. Harry and Meghan's official wedding china was revealed last week. (Eonline)

Cassadee Pope Talks "Super Easy Breezy" Romance with Sam Palladio. Cassadee Pope can't help but gush over her new man. The 28-year-old singer opened up about her Nashville star boyfriend Sam Palladio, revealing that their romance is "super easy breezy." "He's super talented," Pope told Taste of Country's Sam Alex Radio on Thursday. "We met a long time ago -- I think it was at a CMA afterparty -- and it was like a hi-bye, never saw him again, never hung out," she said. "And then, gosh I think it was December of last year, we decided to take our dogs to the dog park ... and we hit it off! For now -- I don't know, it's still new." "I think the original idea [for the date] was his and then I was like, 'How about tomorrow?' " Pope added. According to Pope's Instagram, the new couple attended the wedding of Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd together over the weekend. "Watched my two buds get married yesterday. My heart is so full for you @marenmorris & @ryanhurd," Pope captioned a photo of herself and Palladio. "Also, I'll pay you later for being my date, @sampalladio." As E! News previously reported, the Season 3 winner of The Voice and her former fiance, All Time Low drummer Rian Dawson, called it quits after seven years together. "It's kind of crazy. I've thought about it not too long ago how I've just never dated as an adult," Pope revealed. "My last relationship started when I was 18 and ended a year ago. I definitely did the dating thing for a minute and was like, I need to take time for myself and it was the most monumental time in my life which was both scary, terrible and amazing." "When you get out of a relationship you're like 'Will I ever find somebody again and you kind of think this irrational thought like, 'I'm never gonna find anybody." I think it's safe to say that certainly wasn't the case! (Eonline)

Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec Reveal Twins' Sexes at Baby Shower. It'll be a boy and a girl for Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec! The 41-year-old Dancing with the Stars pro is expecting twins with her 55-year-old husband, a Shark Tank star and one of her former dance partners. She is due to give birth any day. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alum and former Dancing With the Stars contestant Carson Kressley threw Johnson a surprise baby shower on Saturday. During the party, she and Herjavec revealed their twins' sexes by popping two black balloons that contained pink and blue smaller balloons and confetti. Kressley had the shower decorated with displays of pink and blue hydrangeas. The mama-to-be showcased her baby bump in a white frilly cut-out dress. Other guests included musician BP Major, who shared a photo of the big reveal, and Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke, who posted on Instagram a photo of herself with Johnson. "Love showering this beautiful mama-to-be today," she wrote. Johnson and Herjavec married in 2016. The twins will be her first children and his fourth and fifth. (Eonline)

Ryan Reynolds Responds to Blake Lively Marriage Rumors. Ryan Reynolds is laughing off recent rumors about his and Blake Lively's marriage. The 41-year-old Deadpool star and the 30-year-old actress have been married since 2012 and share two daughters, James, 3, and Ines, 1. This week, an unconfirmed report said the actors have been struggling to spend quality time together because both are busy working. "I wish," Reynolds tweeted on Saturday. "I could use a little 'me time.'" Reynolds and Lively were last photographed together as recently as last week, at a screening for Final Portrait at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. There, they also hung out with fellow married couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. The four also left together. (Eonline)

Mandy Moore Summits Mount Kilimanjaro With Fiance Taylor Goldsmith. They're the tops! Mandy Moore has officially scratched off her No. 1 thing to do on her bucket list: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania! The This Is Us star, who just wrapped season 2 of her hit show, set out with fiance, Dawes singer Taylor Goldsmith, and a few of her best buds, hiked and summited the daunting 4,900-meter mountain earlier this week. Following the feat, the singer and actress hopped on Instagram to share some photos taken by Andrew Maguire with her crew and wrote about what the once-in-a-lifetime journey has meant to her. "I have dreamed the dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro since the age of 18," wrote the star, who was sponsored on the expedition by Eddie Bauer. "Thanks to @eddiebauer, my partner in this adventure, this past week saw #1 on my bucket list come to fruition and I lived out one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life with a few of my best friends." Mandy continued, "There was no reception on the mountain so I'm going to dole out some pics of our trip over the next few days. Stay tuned-it's worth it! #liveyouradventure." In addition to her fiance, whom E! News reported she got engaged to in September, the TV star also traveled with fellow adventure-seekers Ashley Streicher, Jennifer Dalton, Chase Weideman and Lynsy Dyer. Mandy later took to Insta to detail when she summited: "On the night of our ascent to the summit, we woke up at 11pm (after a few hours of napping) to enjoy a couple of nervous minutes together with a cup of coffee before it was time to gear up in my our warmest layers and start the nearly 8 hour trek to highest point in Africa- 19,341 ft. In total darkness, we took it pole pole (slow slow) and trudged through rain, sleet and snow, where seemingly everything on our person managed to freeze (water bottles, backpacks, our eyelashes, hair, fingers, toes, etc...) Despite all that, she and her crew persisted, "Oddly, I've never felt more determined to tackle such a physical challenge before and yet the combined elements of exhaustion and extremely cold weather made it much trickier than any of us were prepared for. All of that aside, ultimately reaching the threshold of the true summit was more emotional and overwhelming than I had thought possible. Kilimanjaro demands a lot from those who traverse her trails. You have no choice but to show up. And we did." She ended the story with these empowering words: "There's nothing more empowering than realizing that we are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for." Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. ClimbMountKilimanjaro estimates that between six or seven die each year trying to hike the mountain and that it's impossible to discern how many people have died hiking it in total. (Eonline)

John Goodman Recalls Drinking at Work While Battling Alcoholism. At age 65, John Goodman has much to celebrate. He's back on a rebooted Roseanne, which just received top ratings for the premiere and got renewed for another season. He's also 10 years sober. In 2007, the actor spent time in rehab to treat alcoholism, a month after wrapping filming on the film Speed Racer. In an interview on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, he recalls drinking alcohol at work and how his wife helped him get sober. "I got so lucky because I was still getting hired for things but the fact is, I was drinking at work," he said. "My speech would be slurred. I thought I was fooling people. My cheeks would turn bright red when I was liquored up and I just looked like a stop sign." The Roseanne star said he hit his tipping point after "a long weekend playing golf with my friends," a weekend in which he won his first and only Emmy award, for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for a role on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. "I had to go accept an Emmy award. So I missed the rehearsal because I was drunk. By the time Sunday morning rolled around, I was shaking, I was still drinking but I was still drinking," he continued. "I called my wife, which is like, turning myself in to the Gestapo, and she made some phone calls. We got me into a treatment center and I detoxed there and decided I like the feeling. And it's been 10 years." Goodman had also talked about his past alcoholism during an interview on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM in 1016. "I was drunk a couple of times during [The Big] Lebowski, but that's like, way too many for me," he said. "That's something I swore I'd never do in my life, is drink at work." He said he drank vodka on the set of Roseanne. "I felt good, but 'Hey! Let's feel better,'" he said. "You're...losing a lot of other things like brain function, memory function, inhibition, control," he said. "You wind up doing things you'll regret later and develop an attitude. But I use to think I was free and clear, nobody knew I was drinking, I was living on Altoids. My cheeks had turned bright red." Goodman said his Roseanne co-star Roseanne Barr was "really annoyed with it," adding, "But she had her own problems with Tom Arnold." "I got sober in L.A. and I was really worried about going home," he said. "But you gotta figure, as many drunks as there are down there, there has to be as many sober people. So I found a good community and good support." (Eonline)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone emergency open-heart surgery ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected to Arnold tell TMZ, the 70-year-old Schwarzenegger went to Cedars-Sinai Thursday for a catheter valve replacement. We're told the surgery is somewhat experimental and he developed complications. Doctors were prepared in case the catheter valve replacement failed ... and quickly decided Arnold needed emergency open-heart surgery, which we're told lasted several hours. This is not the first time Arnold has gone under the knife for heart surgery. He had an aortic valve replaced in 1997. At the time doctors didn't feel the procedure was urgently needed, but Arnold decided to do it while he was still young. He also said at the time the condition was congenital and had nothing to do with steroids. As for his condition ... we're told he's stable. UPDATE: Arnold's people just told us the following ... the procedure was "to replace a pulmonic valve that was originally replaced due to a congenital heart defect in 1997. That 1997 replacement valve was never meant to be permanent and has outlived its life expectancy, so he chose to replace it yesterday through a less-invasive catheter valve replacement. During that procedure, an open-heart surgery team was prepared ... in case the catheter procedure was unable to be performed." The rep says Arnold's recovering from surgery and is in stable condition. His first words after waking up: "I'm back." Naturally. (TMZ)

The Rock reveals depression battle after mom's suicide attempt. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has opened up about his secret battle with his mental health after suffering from depression for decades. The 45-year-old actor has become known as one of the biggest action heroes in showbiz but has opened up for the first time about his inner struggles. He confessed that the bouts of low mood started when he was living in poverty as a child and witnessed his mother, Ata, attempt suicide when he was just fifteen years old. Speaking to the Express, he revealed: "She got out of the car on the Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic." "Big rigs and cars were swerving out the way. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road." Dwayne admits that his mom was in such a state during the attempt that she doesn't even recall trying to take her own life. "She has no recollection of it whatsoever," he admitted. "Probably best she doesn't." Recollecting that time as his "worst point," Dwayne added: "I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly." "We both healed but we've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain," he added. "We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone." The former wrestler, who is now one of the biggest paid Hollywood stars in the world, even reached out to Davina McCall last year over Twitter following her marriage split. He told The Sun's Bizarre column: "Davina seems like she has a lot of positive energy herself, because saying nice things about others is a big sign that you are confident in yourself." "She is going through a difficult time at the moment, so my advice to her is to just keep on going." "I've been there, I have been in a dark place, and if there's one thing she needs it is to talk things out, because nobody should be suffering in silence." "Talking it through and not going through it alone is half the battle won." Dwayne is now expecting his second daughter with girlfriend Lauren Hashian. The couple, who have been together since 2006, already have a two-year-old daughter named Jasmine. (PageSix)

Iggy Azalea Completed Two-Week Retreat for Mental Health Issues. In a new interview with Billboard magazine, Iggy Azalea revealed she recently sought professional help for her mental health. The Aussie-born rapper, whose music career stalled out in recent years, said her new management team staged an intervention at the end of 2017 to address "anger issues" stemming from a history of feuds with fellow artists and the press. "They were like," Iggy recalled, "'We think you're really talented and you can go to the studio and make hits all day, but we don't know if, you know, someone says something about you and you have a reaction it could ruin a branding deal. We need you to go and speak to these people and make sure that you're mentally prepared to come out with new music.'" Azalea said she initially wasn't on board, adding, "I didn't like the idea of being sent away somewhere. I was pissed." She credits close friend Demi Lovato for ultimately inspiring her to go, telling Billboard she considered the pop singer's experience prioritizing mental health and the impact it could have on her own wellbeing. The pressure of the spotlight made Azalea feel "physically f--king ill," she said, and "personal trauma" further pushed her away from the industry. Azaleas rep confirmed to the outlet that she underwent "intensive therapy" at a two-week "mental retreat" in Arizona, with the "Fancy" performer elaborating further on the stay. (In a recent tweet, Azalea also said she was suffering from depression.) "I've never really sat down and had an honest conversation with professional people," Iggy explained. "It was good to say something to somebody who could give me the tools and information on how to make my life manageable when I'm feeling those things. So it was really useful -- I'm glad that I went." Despite having "tons" of regrets, Iggy is hopeful about the future: "I don't beat myself up about it at the same time, because it, everything, was like landing on Mars. I just think it's a lot for anybody to digest." She remembers the past "in the way anybody looks back on life: There are moments that I loved, and there are moments where I cringe. I think it's as simple as an outfit you wore at a party... or like when you're grown up and you look back at your college days. You look back at it with love, and there are other things you were like, 'Oh God, I was such an idiot.'" Iggy's latest single "Savior" is out now and her second studio album, Surviving the Summer, is scheduled for a 2018 release. (Eonline)

Paul Marciano says he'll be exonerated because he knows something Kate Upton might not ... a story's about to come out that'll prove she lied when she claimed he sexually assaulted her. We got the Guess co-founder out in Bev Hills Friday and wanted to get his take on Kate and her witness refusing to cooperate with an investigation by the Guess Board of Directors. You'll recall Kate alleged Paul groped her breasts and thighs during their first meeting. Paul says he's not surprised and says in a few days a Time Inc. article will prove him innocent with clear documentation. And he's expecting an apology. (TMZ)

Tyga is nothing if not predictable, because he's being sued again where he lives ... and he also got his poor little son sued in the process. Mezhgan Hussainy, Simon Cowell's makeup artist who he was once set on marrying, has a super cool house in Bev Hills that she rented to him for $40k a month. Tyga moved in in March 2017 and paid rent for awhile ... until he didn't. Hussainy claims the rent check stopped in January and he's made no effort to catch up. She's suing to evict Tyga and get all of the back rent. It's interesting ... one of the defendants is Tyga's son, King Cairo ... because Tyga put the kid's name on the lease. The child is listed as "other defendants" in the body of the lawsuit. (TMZ)

Tyga's living his truth, and the truth is -- no matter how many lawsuits he faces or money he allegedly owes people ... he's still going to find a way to cruise around in a luxury whip. And let everybody know about it, too. The rapper was spotted driving down the 101 freeway in L.A. Friday in a new orange Bugatti and appears to be making the poor and dangerous decision to text, too. Speaking of poor choices, we broke the story ... Tyga got himself and his 5-year-old son, King Cairo, sued by Simon Cowell's ex-fiancee Thursday, for allegedly failing to pay rent for her $40k/month Bev Hills home since January. Tyga put King Cairo on the lease ... yes he did. No rent, no problem though apparently ... because Tyga's also been flossing a new Mercedes-Maybach on Instagram. Perhaps he's on his way to deliver the rent checks ... but not likely. (TMZ)

Travis Scott got swindled out of $70k on a Lambo that never actually existed ... this according to a new lawsuit. The rapper's suing Richard Martinez, VIP Services and Jorge Maldonado ... claiming they were all in cahoots to swindle him out of the cash. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Travis says he wanted to buy a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan from Maldonado, who then hired Martinez and his VIP Services to broker a deal. Travis said he trusted Martinez because he claimed to have brokered dozens of deals for high-profile figures ... including the Kardashians. But to close the deal, Travis claims Martinez told him to wire a $70k deposit. Travis did, but months went by and there was no Lambo to show for it. The rapper suspects Maldonado was paid to bring him to Martinez so he could pull off the scam. So, he's suing them to get his money back. (TMZ)

Pippa Middleton's Father-in-Law David Matthews Arrested on Charges of Raping a Minor. Pippa Middleton's father-in-law David Matthews was arrested at Paris' Orly Airport earlier this week and charged by French police with the rape of a minor in the late 1990s, reported Agence France Press wire service and British newspaper The Telegraph on Friday. The outlets report that the 74-year-old, who is father to Pippa's husband James Matthews, was arrested and taken into custody at the airport and later questioned by officers from the Protection of Minors Brigade. A Paris judicial official confirmed Matthews' arrest to The Telegraph. The French official also said that Matthews has since been released from custody and was not ordered to stay in the country. A Paris judicial official told the Telegraph: "I confirm that David M was placed in police custody on 27 March at the Brigade for the Protection of Minors." "Following his arrest, the Paris public prosecutor's office opened a judicial investigation, overlooked by an examining magistrate," added the official. According to The Telegraph, the official stated that the alleged crimes were committed from 1998-1999. The newspaper also reports that Matthews has denied the "untrue and scandalous accusation." "The investigations will now continue as a judicial investigation and will be led by an investigating judge," the official told The Telegraph, adding that he has been released from custody and has not been ordered to remain in France. The New York Times reports that Matthews faces potential charges of "rape on a minor by a person with authority over the victim." A spokesman for Matthews told The Telegraph, "David Matthews categorically denies the allegation and unequivocally contests the untrue and scandalous accusation." Matthews was at the wedding of Pippa, the sister of Kate Middleton, and his son on May 20 of last year. He attended the nuptials with his wife Jane Parker, whom he has been married to since the 1970s. Matthews is the son of a coal miner but became a self-made millionaire. At first a race car driver, David retired from the track in 1973 after a horrific accident. He went on to own a car dealership until 1991, when he became a lucrative career in property development. The property developer went on to buy the celeb haunt Eden Roc hotel in St. Barths. After purchasing a Scottish estate, Matthews is Laird of Glen Affric. In addition to James, he is father to reality star Spencer Matthews and Michael, who died while climbing Mount Everest at the age of 22. Matthews also has a daughter with his first wife. (Eonline)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Third Child Has Quite a Royal Title. With the due date of Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child quickly approaching, the title of Prince George and Princess Charlotte's younger sibling will be fancy to the fullest. According to royal historian Marlene Koenig who spoke to Town & Country, the newest member of the family will have the long title of either His Royal Highness Prince [name] of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or Her Royal Highness Princess [name] of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Talk about a tongue twister! And while it may be the official title, it isn't necessarily the exact title that the youngest sibling will go by. Koenig explains, "Royal children are 'styled' differently if they are the children of a royal duke." Because Prince William and Kate Middleton are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the title will be His/Her Royal Highness Prince/Princess [name] of Cambridge. Additionally, Koenig reveals that baby number three will technically be a commoner. "It sounds complicated, but in the U.K, the only people who are not commoners are the Sovereign and peers of the realm, [people with titles like] Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron." As for the role that the child will play when it comes to being a member of a royal family? While they may be third in line to the throne behind Princess Charlotte, due to a new succession law based on birth order, not sex, it will likely be all that the little one will do...for now. Koenig jokes, "I don't think the baby will have much of a role for some years, apart from looking cute in family photos!" As E! News previously reported, Will and Kate's third child is due in April. Cheers to baby No. 3! (Eonline)

Kate Middleton and Prince William Still Don't Know Baby No. 3's Sex. Will the next royal baby be a boy or a girl? At this point, it's anyone's guess! A source tells E! News exclusively that Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to find out the sex of their third child, despite the Duchess of Cambridge's quickly approaching April due date. "William and Kate don't know the sex of the baby so they're rather looking forward to finding out," our insider says. "It's very difficult to be totally prepared when you don't know if it's going to be a boy or a girl." But if there's one aspect the entire royal family (as in Prince George and Princess Charlotte!) is certain about, it's how thrilled they are to welcome another addition. "Kate is now officially on maternity leave until the autumn and looking forward to welcoming the new baby," the source adds. "The whole family is excited, including the children, who are very much aware that they are about to welcome a new brother or sister." The mom-to-be attended her last official engagement last week Team SportsAid event in London. Now that her royal duties are wrapped up for the time being, Kate will indulge in some-well deserved R&R. The source says Kate is "resting," adding, "She's earned this after such a strong uptick in work before taking her leave." A second insider says she's currently nesting at her mom Carole Middleton's home and is ready to celebrate Easter with her family. "Kate is in Bucklebury with the children for the Easter weekend, putting her feet up and enjoying some well-earned rest," the source says. "The children are on Easter holiday now so they'll all stay at Carole and Michael's into the middle of next week and then return to Kensington Palace, where Kate will remain until she goes into labor. William may be back and forth due to work," they explain. Sounds like the countdown to baby No. 3 is officially on! (Eonline)

Kate Middleton Joins Royal Family at Easter Service Days Before Due Date. Pregnant Kate Middleton made a surprise appearance by joining Prince William and his family at an Easter Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Sunday, more than a week after carrying out her last public engagements ahead of the birth of their third child, who will join big siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is due this month, showcased her baby bump in black Catherine Walker coat, paired with nude pumps, sparkling Balenciaga earrings and a black Lock & Co Betty Boop hat. William sported a navy suit. The two arrived a few minutes late and joined his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, 91, who wore a magenta coat and matching hat over a floral dress. Her 96-year-old husband Prince Philip was absent. Last week, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is retired and does not attend many events anymore, pulled out of an annual pre-Easter church service because of a hip problem. Also absent: William's brother Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle, who will wed at St George's Chapel on May 19. Kensington Palace said their weekend plans were "private." Other guests included William's cousins Princess Eugenie, who wore a black Oscar de la Renta paint-splattered buttoned dress and was accompanied by her fiance Jack Brooksbank, and Zara Tindell, who is pregnant with her and husband Mike Tindall's second child. She covered her baby bump in a blue coat. Eugenie was also accompanied by sister Princess Beatrice and their father Prince Andrew. Other guests included William's uncle Prince Edward, his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, plus William's aunt and Zara's mother Princess Anne, her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, her son Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn. (Eonline)

Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer Reunite for Easter After His Divorce Filing. Bristol Palin and ex Dakota Meyer are putting their children first and celebrating Easter together as a family despite their split. In late January, the 29-year-old Marine vet and 2009 Medal of Honor recipient filed for divorce from Sarah Palin's 27-year-old daughter after almost two years of marriage. They share two daughters, Sailor Grace, 2, and Atlee Bay, 11 months. On Easter Sunday, Dakota posted on his Instagram page a photo of him with Bristol, their girls and her son Tripp, 9, posing next to a person in an Easter Bunny costume at Lake Hills Church in Austin, Texas. "Happy Easter! #family #thegreaterthepurposethegreatertheconflict #heisrisen #purpose," Dakota wrote. The adults are not standing next to each other in the photo but they are both smiling. Tripp, who sports blue-dyed hair, stands on one side of the performer along with Dakota, who is holding Atlee. Bristol stands on the Easter Bunny's other side and is holding Sailor. Bristol has not posted photos of him on Instagram since their split and has not commented on the family's holiday reunion. She and Dakota had wed in 2016, five months after welcoming Sailor. They had split before; they had called off their wedding in 2015. (Eonline)

Melania Trump may be stealing a page from Hilary Clinton's playbook for Easter Sunday, telegraphing, "I'm with him." Melania was flying solo in the days following Stormy Daniel's "60 Minutes" interview last Sunday, but she was right by Donald Trump's side for the Easter service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. D.T. and M.T. even held hands as Donald's daughter Tiffany looked on. The Prez and First Lady will be flying back to D.C. for the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. They spent the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. Melania hated the prospect of becoming First Lady and it's only gotten harder for her over the last year. So far Melania's been radio silent about Stormy Daniels ... at least publicly. (TMZ)

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman ruffled some feathers when they told Jimmy Kimmel the original "Roseanne" couch is with the Smithsonian and that's why they couldn't get it for the reboot. Turns out, it's not true. TMZ did some digging, and we found out the Conners' couch went to a production warehouse after the show went off the air in 1997 ... and it remained there for years until a show honcho bought it. We're told that person reached out to James Comisar -- curator at Museum of TV -- 10-15 years ago ... and it's been under his care ever since. The Museum has no affiliation with the Smithsonian. Comisar tells us the TV sofa is in an L.A. warehouse under climate, humidity and light control ... and he says he WAS contacted by "Roseanne" cast member Sara Gilbert about using it for the reboot. James says he was open to letting the show use the couch, but worried it would get damaged, so he had strict stipulations on its use. Ultimately ... he and ABC couldn't come to terms, so the network decided to make a replica instead. Comisar has more than 10,000 objects from TV history in his possession and hopes to turn his site into a full-fledged museum someday ... and he'll proudly display the "Roseanne" couch. (TMZ)

Stacey Dash Withdraws From Congressional Race Over Concerns for Health and Family. This Clueless star is no longer dashing to D.C. Stacey Dash has withdrawn from the California congressional race, she revealed in a statement Friday. The announcement comes one month after Dash, 51, filed paperwork to run for Congress in the state's 44th District, which encompasses parts of South Los Angeles. "I started this run with the intention to address the pressing issues in the district where I live," Dash wrote in a note posted on Twitter. "I hoped, and remain hopeful, that I can assist people living here on the national level. My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party." As for what led Dash -- whose conservative viewpoints stirred controversy on Fox News and beyond -- to call off her campaign, she said, "I believe that the overall bitterness surrounding our political process, participating in the rigors of campaigning, and holding elected office would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of my family." Dash acknowledged her political leanings as "controversial," but added in the statement, "The real controversy is how decades of government corruption and political disempowerment have created a system where skyrocketing home prices, dirty needles in the streets, and long bus trips to other districts for jobs are somehow considered acceptable by the government officials representing the 44th District." The outspoken Republican concluded, "I am grateful for the prayers, love, and support I have received. Deciding to withdraw my candidacy was a difficult choice, but I have to go where I feel God is leading me." (Eonline)

Richard Branson can finally get some free room service in Vegas ... he just bought the legendary Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The billionaire announced the deal Friday at the hotel ... which he plans to rebrand as The Virgin Hotel Las Vegas. The hotel will remain open as it undergoes renovations ... it's expected to be completed in 2019. The deal included other partners ... including the LA-based Juniper Capital Partners. It's unclear how much Branson dropped to add a second hotel to his portfolio. The only other Virgin hotel is in Chicago. Here's hoping Branson knows what he's gotten into ... the Hard Rock Hotel's seen a lot in its 23 years of existence. Especially some brawls. RIP, Hard Rock. (TMZ)

Hugh Hefner's widow, Crystal Harris, has slashed $700k off the price of her Hollywood Hills home after 3 months on the market with no takers. Crystal listed the 6,000 square foot home for $7.2 million back in January. The modern pad's now going for just under $6.5 mil and she's now hired realtor to the stars Jason Oppenheim, owner and president of The Oppenheim Group, to help move the property. The gated 4-bedroom, 6 bath has a pool, theater, game room and sweet views of the city. Hugh purchased the place in 2013 for a little under $5 mil and passed ownership over to Crystal before he died. (TMZ)

Hulk Hogan says it's ALL wrestlers he owes an apology to for his past use of the N-word ... telling TMZ Sports it shouldn't just be the black guys he has to say sorry to. We got Hulk out at LAX, and wanted to get his thoughts on WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry saying that before Hogan is reinstated in the WWE, he needs to apologize to the African-American performers. Mark's point was that Hogan has specifically offended these men and women, and he should specifically address them before he gets to come back. Hogan definitely agrees amends have to be made, but says he actually needs to do it across the board. "I totally agree with him, not to the black wrestlers, to all the wrestlers. What I said was way out of line and I'm forever sorry for that." We should say that Hogan has apologized before, but if big stars like Henry think he needs to specifically address the Black contingent of the WWE, might not be a bad idea. (TMZ)

Music

Justin Timberlake knows his audience, and the only thing that would make Cleveland fans go crazier than seeing him is bring Lebron James up on stage. Lebron made a special appearance Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena, and he literally stopped the show. FYI ... it's the same venue where the Cavs play. J.T. waited until the end of the show to surprise the fans with the big man. Check out the video ... Lebron and Justin toast with small cups -- gotta be shots, right? The booze appears to be a theme in J.T.'s Man of the Woods Tour. He wrapped his first show in Toronto by handing out shots to audience members. Cheers. (TMZ)

Fabolous got a big show of support Saturday night, hours after TMZ posted a shocking video showing the rapper raging and threatening his girlfriend and her father. Fabolous joined Lil Kim on stage during her set at Terminal 5 in NYC. There was solidarity in the crowd as they cheered him on. The video we posted -- shot last Wednesday -- shows Fabolous flying into a rage at his baby mama Emily B and her dad. You see him brandish what appears to be a sharp object as he threatens to shoot them. He tells Emily B's dad he has a bullet with his name on it. Police were called and a warrant was issued for the rapper's arrest. He surrendered to cops and could face charges of aggravated assault and making a terrorist threat. Fabolous' lawyer says the video doesn't prove a crime. (TMZ)

Toni Braxton is caught in the middle of a new Braxton family feud, and it's forced her to kick one of her sisters off her upcoming tour. Toni's hitting the road with "Sex & Cigarettes," her first solo album in 8 years, and sisters Tamar and Traci were set to be opening acts until Traci was pulled from the bill this week. Toni's offered no official reason for the change, but sources connected to the fam believe Tamar's behind the axing. As we previously reported, Tamar's beefing with her sisters and mother over the way they've been treating her estranged husband, Vincent Herbert, on their reality show. She thinks the show's been edited to vilify him. We're told Traci's been working on a new album and intended to perform some of those songs on the tour ... so, she doesn't think Toni would 86 her on her own. Still, Tamar's team is denying she had anything to do with it. For now ... Tamar's in, Traci's out and Toni's radio silent. Easter dinner should be interesting. (TMZ)

Ariana Grande's sexy reggae-pop tune featuring Nicki Minaj is a blatant rip-off of another song, just with their vocals added in ... according to a new suit. Texan man Christopher R. O'Connor claims "Side To Side" -- Grande's smash hit from her 2016 Dangerous Woman album -- is essentially his track called "J5 (T6)" ... but someone from UMG Recordings discovered it and got Ariana and Nicki to copy it. O'Connor tells us he reached out to UMG about the alleged copyright violation and was instructed to send in a demo ... but the company didn't address his accusation of song stealing. Here's "J5 (T6)" -- which O'Connor claims was written before "Side To Side." Have a listen and decide for yourself if there's a resemblance. O'Connor also tells us he believes UMG has found some more of his songs online and used them to produce other copies ... by artists like Mike Shinoda and Taylor Swift. He's suing UMG -- not Grande or Minaj -- asking for royalties from "Side To Side" (which currently has over a billion views on YouTube) and a song-writing credit. We reached out to UMG ... no word back so far. (TMZ)

The Weeknd is baring his soul in his latest album, My Dear Melancholy, which dropped (to every fan's delight) on Friday. But while it answered fans demands for new material, the six-track album raised many questions about who The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, was singing about. Notable tracks include "Call Out My Name," which brings to mind his ex Selena Gomez with lyrics like "We found each other/I helped you out of a broken place/You gave me comfort/But falling for you was my mistake." In the same song, The Weeknd, 28, had many fans questioning whether he considered giving Gomez, 25, a kidney when she needed a transplant last year. "I said I didn't feel nothing baby, but I lied/I almost cut a piece of myself for your life/Guess I was just another pit stop/Til' you made up your mind/You. He seemingly sings about Gomez again in "Privilege," singing "Enjoyed your privileged life/'Cause I'm not gonna hold you through the night/We said our last goodbyes/So let's just try to end it with a smile/And I don't want to hear that you are suffering/You are suffering no more/'Cause I held you down when you were suffering/You were suffering." In "Wasted Times," he brings up imagery of a girl who was an "equestrian" -- likely a reference to ex Bella Hadid who was forced to give up on her dreams of competing in the 2016 Olympics in the equestrian shows due to her Lyme disease. Fans took to Twitter to react to The Weeknd's new album, many of them remarking on the similarities between this album and his compilation Trilogy. On Thursday, the "Starboy" singer announced on he was releasing a new project called My Dear Melancholy sooner rather than later. While the musician neglected to include any further details about the release, he did share what appears to be the album artwork -- a close-up shot of his face -- which he simply captioned, "tonight." Throughout the week, the singer was also teasing the release of the project, posting a series of videos captioned "mastering," and sharing a screenshot of a text message with creative director, La Mar Taylor on Wednesday asking, "should we drop Friday? I'm indifferent to be honest." While The Weeknd was featured on a track from the Black Panther soundtrack, My Dear Melancholy is his first solo musical project since his split with Selena Gomez in October 2017, after dating for 10 months. The singer and model Hadid split in November 2016 after dating for just under two years. (People)

Fans Have Some Thoughts About Taylor Swift's Spotify-Only 'Delicate' Music Video. "Spotify, your reputation's never been worse." Taylor Swift has certainly been delivering this month with the release of not one, but two music videos for her Reputation track, "Delicate." The original music video featured an evidently invisible Swift, truly dancing like nobody was watching through a hotel, public transportation and rainy streets. For round two, released overnight on Friday (March 30), Swift takes a close-up one-take approach, which looks more like she's just taking a selfie video as she lip-syncs along. The singer -- whose entire catalog was once removed from Spotify -- announced the video Thursday (March 29), stating that it would only be uploaded on the streaming service, which definitely threw some listeners through a loop. Hardcore Swifties were thrilled for yet another video to look forward to. (Billboard)

Tinashe Enlists Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana for New 'Me So Bad' Video. After nearly three years of unsuccessful singles and false starts, Joyride is finally on its way. Tinashe's follow-up to her impressive 2014 debut Aquarius is arriving in just a couple of weeks, and we've already gotten two promising singles, the Offset collab "No Drama" and the Future collab "Faded Love." And now she's shared a third, "Me So Bad," which features double the collaborators: Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana. (Billboard)

Stream Kacey Musgraves' New Album 'Golden Hour'. Breakout country star Kacey Musgraves' new album Golden Hour can now be heard in full. So far, we've heard singles "High Horse" and "Space Cowboy," which offer a light, playful approach to tender country songwriting. The LP represents a massive step toward the pop spotlight, mixing bold experiments with a sound she's spent years in Nashville now working on. (Billboard)

Movies

Colin Trevorrow to Direct Jurassic World 3. Colin Trevorrow is back in the director's chair for Jurassic World 3. Executive Producer Steven Spielberg told EW that the filmmaker "is going to write and direct the third Jurassic World story." Trevorrow is no stranger to the Jurassic World franchise. He directed and co-wrote the first Jurassic World in 2015. And while the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is directed by J.A. Bayona, Trevorrow co-wrote the script with his original co-writer Derek Connolly. For the third installment, he is set to collaborate with Emily Carmichael. "It's important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive," Trevorrow told EW. "I'm thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy." Universal's dinosaur franchise has been a huge success so far. Jurassic World, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, brought in $1.67 billion worldwide. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, set to hit theaters June 22, is looking to become an even bigger box office success story. (Eonline)

Cannes: Martin Scorsese to Receive Directors' Fortnight Golden Coach Honor. Past winners include Werner Herzog, Jia Zhangke, Jane Campion, Jim Jarmusch and Clint Eastwood. The French Directors' Guild will honor Martin Scorsese with this year's Carrosse d'Or, the Golden Coach prize, during the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. The honor will be handed out on May 9 during the opening ceremony of the festival sidebar. For its 50th anniversary, the French directors' guild SRF said it was "proud to celebrate an outstanding and inspiring filmmaker." Last year, Werner Herzog won the award. Jia Zhangke, Jane Campion, Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood and Alain Resnais are among the other directors honored since the prize was created in 2002. The Cannes Film Festival this year runs May 8-May 19. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Millie Bobby Brown must've channeled Eleven's superpowers when it came time to renegotiate her "Stranger Things" contract ... because she's getting an ENORMOUS raise. Brown -- who plays the teen girl with psychokinetic abilities -- was scheduled to get paid just shy of $25k per episode for season 3 of the popular Netflix series ... according to her original contract, obtained by TMZ. That would've been an increase of about $1,000 per episode from season 2, but as we reported ... the main cast of kids renegotiated and got fat pay bumps for season 3 to around $250,000 per episode. Millie's raise is reportedly even more, though ... possibly as much as $350,000, which would match the salaries of the adult stars of the show, David Harbour and Winona Ryder. That means for a 9-episode season 3, Brown could haul in as much as $3.15 million ... as opposed to the roughly $225k she'd have gotten in her original contract. It's good to be Eleven. (TMZ)

Dawson's Creek Creator Says Joey and Pacey Are Divorced. Sorry Joey-Pacey shippers...they probably didn't get their happy ending after all... EW recently reunited most of the cast of Dawson's Creek for a cover spread and in an interview posted on Thursday, Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson said that he thinks Joey, played by Katie Holmes, and Pacey, played by Joshua Jackson, eventually wed and then divorced. On the finale of the show, which aired in 2003, the characters are seen living as a couple in New York City, while Joey's OG love interest, Dawson, played by James Van Der Beek, lives in Los Angeles, where he has fulfilled his dream of becoming a Hollywood director. "I think Pacey and Joey got married," Williamson told EW. "I think they had a family, I think there were troubles. I think they got a divorce." "I think that when we meet them they're in a very dark place," he said. "But there's still something between them that forces them to come together and raise their children. As they seek out happiness with others, they just keep coming back to each other. And they just can't stop that magical thing that exists between them and that bond they have. I think we would sort of have to watch them fall in love all over again as middle-aged adults." Even Van Der Beek appears to be Team Pacey. "It felt right to me," he told EW, talking about the finale. "It seemed like it made more sense." (Eonline)

Trading Spaces Stars Recall Worst Design Trends Ahead of Reboot. The new Trading Spaces is right around the corner! The original TLC home improvement series aired between 2000 and 2008 and showed how neighbors redesigned rooms in each other's homes, with professional help, of course. A Trading Spaces reboot premieres next month and will feature returning cast members Paige Davis, the host, carpenter Ty Pennington, and designers Hildi Santo-Tomas, Genevieve Gorder, Laurie Smith, Doug Wilson and Vern Yip. The new series will also feature newbies Joanie Sprague, formerly of America's Next Top Model, and HGTV star John Gidding. Many of the stars recalled in a Parade magazine interview some of their least-favorite design trends. Pennington hates sponge painting. "In the '80s it was everywhere," he told the magazine. "It took so much time, and I remember we once sponge-painted over mahogany, and I was like, 'Oh, my God, we're doing this, over mahogany?'" Smith is no fan of ceiling fans, especially the kind with frosted prong lights. Davis doesn't like navy, hunter green and maroon shower curtains, seen in many homes. Yip can't stand Tuscan kitchens. "I vehemently despise that trend," he said. "I am so happy we've left it behind." The new Trading Spaces premieres on TLC on April 7. (Eonline)

Michael Strahan Wouldn't Change a Thing About His Live With Kelly Exit. Michael Strahan has no regrets about his daytime departure. The Super Bowl champ turned Emmy-winning TV star recently sat down with Graham Bensinger to discuss everything from retirement and marriage to his controversial exit from Live With Kelly. Strahan left the popular daytime show in 2016, after four years as co-host alongside Kelly Ripa, who has been hosting the show since 2001. His sudden move to join Good Morning America fulltime shocked many. And after learning of the switch only minutes before the rest of the world, Ripa took time off and the network eventually apologized. Now almost two years after his exit, Strahan is opening up and says he has zero regrets about his dramatic departure. "There's nothing I would have done differently," he shared. "I handled it as professional as you can handle it and I have been a professional from day one there to the last day I left... I had the opportunity to do something that most people don't -- I get a chance to evolve; to do different, creative things." Strahan is clearly drawn to change professionally saying, "A lot of people think, 'Oh why would he leave?'...I don't wanna do that forever! No! People get so complacent. It makes me sick that someone [says], 'You got a good job, you just got to keep it.'" While he is currently doing well on GMA, Strahan makes it clear he won't be on our TV screens forever, a decision influenced by his family. Strahan has four children: Twin daughters in their teens and a son and daughter in theirs 20's. When discussing his retirement plans, he suggests the time will come "when my kids are in college." He elaborates saying, "I wanna be able to go to college; I wanna be able to say, 'Yeah, let's take a trip.' Not, 'Oh you know what, I gotta get this vacation time off. Well hmm, there's a game on Sunday. I can't.' I want a life where there's some freedom at some point... But I guarantee you this: I'll be off TV before a lot of people [are] sick of seeing me on TV." The twice-divorced star also opens up about his failed relationships and view on marriage. "I think marriage is great. I really do. And I know I've had a few failures and I say, 'You learn from your failures,' right?... But I love marriage. I like companionship; I'm not against it at all," he explained. "Would I ever get married again? I'll never say never. I'm not gonna be so bitter to be all, 'Oh I got divorced... stay away from marriage.' No, I'm not that guy." Strahan also opens up to Bensinger about his childhood as a military brat in Germany and his ignorance to American culture upon returning to the U.S. after being drafted by the New York Giants. The full episode debuts this weekend on the nationally-syndicated TV show, In Depth with Graham Bensinger. (Eonline)

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