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Friday, May 11, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Miranda Kerr Gives Birth to a Baby Boy Named Hart. Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel have welcomed their first child together! TMZ reports the Australian model gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, May 7. The proud parents named their bundle of joy Hart, according to the outlet. Kerr is no stranger to motherhood, as she shares custody of 6-year-old son Flynn Christopher Bloom with ex-husband Orlando Bloom. Last November news broke that Miranda and the Snapchat CEO's brood would soon be growing. A spokesperson shared with us at the time, "Miranda, Evan and Flynn are looking forward to welcoming the newest member of their family." Two months later, the 35-year-old would debut her baby bump at a 2018 Golden Globes after-party. During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kerr opened up about the unforgettable time in their lives. She said Flynn was "so excited" to welcome a sibling, recalling, "Evan and I had been together for a while, and he was like, 'When are we going to have a baby brother or sister?' We were like, 'We've got to get married first.' The day after the wedding, he comes running in, and he's like, 'Mommy, is it in there?' I was like, 'Honey, give it a minute!'" Miranda and Evan tied the knot last May in front of 45 family members and friends. The mom-to-be "has always wanted more children" and "can't wait to give Flynn a sibling," a source previously revealed to E! News. "Miranda and Evan are doing well as a couple. They have a good balance together." E! News has reached out to her rep for comment. Congratulations, Miranda and Evan! (Eonline)

Queer Eye's Tom Jackson Marries Abby Parr -- Again. Congratulations to Tom Jackson and Abby Parr, the couple has tied the knot once again! Fans of Netflix's Queer Eye reboot will recall Tom's appearance on the first episode, during which the Fab Five gave him a makeover. Viewers also saw Tom reunite with his ex-wife, Abby, on the episode. It was just months ago that Tom announced his engagement to Abby on Twitter. "It's official, Abby and I are engaged. What a Netflix special would be. If the Fab 5 planned and attended our wedding!" Tom tweeted on March 12. And just days after Tom made the announcement, the couple eloped! Us Weekly reports that the couple eloped in a private ceremony in Tennessee on March 27. "The best part of the day was during the ceremony as we stood before the minister, both of us excited and happy to be recommitting ourselves to each other in marriage," the duo told the site. Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France didn't make it to the ceremony, but Tom did wear a shirt given to him by Tan on the wedding day, according to Us Weekly. And maybe we'll see the Fab Five reunite with Tom and Abby during season two? We'll have to wait and find out! (Eonline)

Queer Eye's Karamo Brown Is Engaged to Director Ian Jordan: All the Details. Queer Eye star Karamo Brown is engaged, his rep confirms to E! News. Brown proposed while throwing a surprise 40th birthday party for director Ian Jordan at SBE Hyde Sunset in West Hollywood. "Tonight, with the help of my sons, I asked the love of my life to marry me and he said YESSSS!" he told E! News. "He is my today, tomorrow and everything!" "You are the funniest man I know, the kindest man, my biggest cheerleader. You made me feel like I could do anything," Brown told Jordan, according to Entertainment Tonight. Brown got down on one knee to pop the question and gave his partner of eight years one black and one silver David Yurman band; he got himself the same rings and had the matching bands engraved. With tears streaming down his cheeks, Brown looked into his eyes and said, "I hope we can conquer the world together for the rest of our lives. Ian Lamont Jordan, will you marry me?" Brown's son made a speech, and the rest of Queer Eye's Fab Five -- Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness -- were there to celebrate the couple's exciting news. To make it extra special, Brown flew in Jordan's family so they could watch the proposal in person. "Fully crying," Van Ness admitted on his Instagram Stories. "He produced this so well." "OMG!" France wrote on Instagram Stories. "I couldn't be happier for you, KK and Ian!" Guests enjoyed sweet treats from Charm City Cakes, Three Olives kept the drinks flowing, Butterfly Floral & Event Design decorated the venue and DJ Lil Buddha curated a killer playlist. The proposal came as a surprise to Jordan, who was the subject of Brown's gushy Instagram update Tuesday. "I love you because of your heart, your humor but mostly because you don't mind serving #GlamourShots realness w/ me anytime I ask," Brown wrote in his photo caption. "I pray today and this year brings you everything your heart desires. #HBD #40ish #TurnUp." "So, I just realized through all of Karamo and Ian's proposal I didn't post one video. It was almost like I wasn't there!" Berk said later on Instagram Stories. "I was so caught up in the moment that I just wanted to experience it in real life. I love you both. Congratulations!" Queer Eye will return for a second season on Netflix in 2019. (Eonline)

Khloe Kardashian Reveals Her Nickname for True, Says She's 'Happy & Sad' Baby Is 1-Month-Old. It's been one month since Khloe Kardashian welcomed daughter, True, and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star can't believe how fast time has flown by. "I can't believe my baby will be a month-old tomorrow," Kardashian, 33, wrote on Twitter Wednesday. "Why does this make me happy and sad all at the same time," admitted the new mama before revealing her baby girl's nickname. "Thank you Jesus for my sweet peanut," she gushed. In a follow-up post, the reality star also thanked her fans for all of the love they have shown her "sweet peanut." "I love you thank you for the sweet love to baby True," wrote Kardashian. "Night night babes." Earlier in the day, Kardashian, who welcomed daughter True with NBA boyfriend Tristan Thompson on April 12, shared her plans for her first-ever Mother's Day this Sunday on her app and website. "I've always loved Mother's Day and celebrating Kris Jenner, MJ and my sisters -- but this year will be even more special because now I'm a mommy, too!" Khloe wrote referring to her momager and grandmother Mary Jo "M.J." Campbell, as well as siblings Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West and fellow first-time mom Kylie Jenner. "As of now, there aren't any special plans (that I know of, LOL). I'm really enjoying spending quality time with True and loving just hibernating with her," she concluded her post. Thompson, 27, also spoke publicly about the couple's daughter for the first time since she arrived into the world during a Road Trippin podcast, which was posted on Tuesday. The NBA player told host Allie Clifton that True is a healthy baby girl who is "doing good." "Baby True is eating, sleeping and, uh, s -- ing," he shared. "That's all they do." And although both Kardashian and the Cleveland Cavaliers player have kept their daughter's physical image under wraps, Thompson did reveal a few details about True's looks while on the podcast. "She has a full head of hair. She has green eyes," Thompson shared, adding that True was born 21-inches long. "This is the first girl Thompson, female Thompson, so it's huge." The basketball player is already a father to 17-month-old son Prince Thompson from a previous relationship to Jordan Craig. Two days before the birth of Kardashian and Thompson's first child together, cheating allegations surfaced against Thompson. Though Khloe has yet to comment on Thompson's alleged infidelity, all signs are pointing to a reconciliation between the pair. Last Friday, the couple was spotted out for lunch in Cleveland -- marking the first time they've been seen together since allegations surfaced that Thompson cheated on Kardashian throughout her pregnancy. One day later, Khloe cheered on the power forward at the Cavaliers' playoff home game against the Toronto Raptors. "Khloe seems happy," a source previously told PEOPLE. "She loves being a mom. She's focused on keeping her family together. She seems okay with Tristan -- there's no talk of a split," added the source. And even though her mother and sisters have not been pleased with Thompson, they support Khloe's decision no matter what. "When she wants something to work, she will make it work," the source said. "Her family's issue with Tristan is that they think he won't change. But Khloe isn't listening to this. She has been very firm with Tristan, and she believes he wants to keep his family together as well." (People)

Lea Michele Announces BFF Jonathan Groff Will Be Her Maid of Honor. Let the wedding planning begin! Less than two weeks after Lea Michele received a romantic proposal from Zandy Reich, it appears the singer already knows some of the key people who will be part of her special day. In a new Instagram post, the Glee star revealed best friend Jonathan Groff will be by her side when she says, "I Do." "Maid of honor," she wrote on social media with heart emoji's. When friend Gary Janetti asked in the comments section if Brad Goreski is going to be a flower girl, Lea had an answer. "@GaryJanetti duh and you're ring-bearer," she replied. "Didn't @BradGoreski tell you???!!!" Back on April 28, Lea announced on social media that she was engaged to Zandy. E! News learned that the president of clothing brand AYR proposed with a 4-carat elongated, radiant ring, which he personally designed with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas. "I was so surprised, I kept saying, 'Stop joking around, stop joking around!'" Lea recalled on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "I keep thinking [the ring] is borrowed and I have to give it back at some point." As for Lea's friends and co-stars, they couldn't be more thrilled for a woman who has found her happily ever after. According to social media, Emma Roberts and Darren Criss were more than just a little excited when hearing the news via FaceTime. Perhaps a wedding invite could be in their future? Until then, Lea and Darren have a tour to kick off! The pair is hitting the road this summer as part of the LM/DC tour. Tickets are on sale now. (Eonline)

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller Break Up. Ariana Grande is back on the market. E! News has learned the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer and Mac Miller have broken up. We're told they split because of their busy work schedules but remain close friends. They love each other but as close friends. One of the couple's last public appearances together was during 2018 Oscars weekend when they were spotted at Madonna's always exclusive after-party. Earlier this week, Ariana attended the 2018 Met Gala solo. Ever since taking their romance public in August 2016, the pair has experienced some unforgettable memories together. In addition to starring in the "My Favorite Part" music video and performing on stage together, the professionals developed a special bond away from cameras. And yes, they also created some unforgettable collaborations including "The Way." "Just because we are two people who are in love and have a great relationship doesn't mean I am going to get weird about this incredible music we make," Mac shared on Power 105's The Breakfast Club. "I'm here to talk about music and I happen to be in a fantastic relationship with someone I also enjoy making music with so those lines can get blurred very easily on what I am here trying to do." Just last year, Ariana covered Cosmopolitan's April issue where the "Side to Side" singer admitted to having feelings for Mac for a long time. "We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other's talent," she told the publication. Moving forward, Ariana is focused on her new album titled Sweetener. In fact, Mac appeared more than supportive of the project on Twitter last month. "Very proud of this girl right here. Welcome back. We missed you," he shared with his followers. "One of a kind." Ariana is also set to open the 2018 Billboard Music Awards May 20 on NBC. TMZ was first to report the news. (Eonline)

Carrie Underwood is sharing new details about the scary fall that resulted in 40-50 stitches to her face and surgery for a broken wrist. The "Cry Pretty" singer, 35, opened up to Today show's Hoda Kotb about the accident and her recovery in a wide-ranging interview that aired on Thursday. "Plain and simple, it was just kind of a freak accident," Underwood told Kotb. "I just fell. I just tripped taking my dogs out to do their business. It could happen to anybody." She adds, "I say if I would have fallen anywhere else, it wouldn't have been a problem. There was one little step that I went to catch myself on and I missed." PEOPLE previously confirmed that Underwood fell outside her Nashville home on Nov. 10, 2017. She told Today she was alone -- aside from her 3-year-old son, Isaiah, who was asleep upstairs. Though Underwood went dark on social media for a brief period of time during recovery, in December 2017, Below Deck alum Adrienne Gang posted a picture with her, marking the first time fans had seen Underwood post-fall. Then in January, seven weeks after the accident, the country star revealed that in addition to having surgery on her wrist, she required "40 and 50 stitches" to her face, in a statement to her fan club members. Though Kotb told the pop star she thought she looks "the same," Underwood said on Thursday, "In the beginning, I didn't know how things were going to end up. It just wasn't pretty." "I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste," she also told Kotb, adding, "Every day I'm feeling a little more back to normal." In April, Underwood shared the first picture of her face since the injury when she posted a black and white profile photo of herself gazing intently inside a music studio on social media. Two days later, she shared a full-face portrait. That same month, the six-time Grammy winner gave details of the accident for the first time, explaining that the fall happened when she went to take her dogs out for a quick walk at night. "I was taking the dogs out to go pee one last time, and I just -- I tripped," she said during an interview with iHeartRadio's The Bobby Bones Show. "There was one step, and I didn't let go of the leashes! Priorities! So that's why my left hand's fine. But I went to catch myself and I just missed a step. If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been perfectly fine. But it was one step that messed everything up," she added. Underwood broke her right wrist and injured her face around her mouth, with the scars slightly visible during the interview. "I thought I just busted my lip," she later told Storme Warren on SiriusXM's The Highway. "Then I walked inside and took the dog leashes off and took my coat off and went to go survey the damage and was like, 'Oh, no!' I'm acting very calm about it now, but ... it wasn't pretty. I chipped my tooth but it was just my skin, thank the Lord. Stitches and all that stuff." Recently, Underwood has been slowly returning to the spotlight. Not only did she return to the stage at the ACM awards, over the past month, the American Idol alum showed her strength by debuting new music and singing the national anthem ahead of husband Mike Fisher's hockey game. At a Mother's Day event in New York City for her activewear line with CALIA by Carrie Underwood, the singer told PEOPLE exclusively: "I feel great." (People)

Bristol Palin Reflects on Becoming a Teen Mom 10 Years Ago. Bristol Palin has shared a heartwarming post on Instagram in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of her first pregnancy. At the age of 17, the eldest daughter of renowned politician Sarah Palin, became a teen mom to her first baby. Bristol remembered the moment her life changed with a photo of her carrying her son, Tripp, along with a message to him. "10 years ago this week - my life took the biggest possible turn," Bristol began her Instagram post. "I was 17 and a junior in high school... it took hearing your heartbeat for a positive pregnancy test to really mean anything to me... and took holding you in my arms to realize my life was going to be changed forever." "I am so thankful for God's plan over our life, and His grace that has covered us entirely...my kids truly are my biggest blessing," Bristol wrote, adding a heart emoji and the hashtag #purpose to the sweet post. Bristol, now 27, shares Tripp with her ex, Levi Johnston. She also has two daughters, Sailor Grace and Atlee Bay, with Dakota Meyer. The former Dancing with the Stars contestant famously made an abstinence pledge on the Oprah Winfrey Show just a couple of years after she gave birth to Tripp. With the young mom telling Oprah Winfrey, "It's a realistic goal for myself." And while she's always loved being a mom since the beginning, she's previously advised people to wait ten years from when she did. She said in a 2009 interview with Fox News, "I hope that people learn from my story...it's so much easier if you're married, have a house and career. It's not a situation you want to strive for." Bristol's youngest, Atlee Bay, just celebrated her first birthday this week. "Happy 1st Birthday to my Atlee Bay!!! More than I could've ever deserved my happiest, easiest, teeny tiniest princess, I LOVE YOU!!" Bristol wrote in a message to her daughter. (Eonline)

How Kaley Cuoco Found Happiness Again After a Shocking Heartbreak. Not too long ago, a microsecond in evolutionary terms, Kaley Cuoco's universe was in a hot, dense state. Her dream of happily ever after with tennis player Ryan Sweeting had been crushed after just 21 months of marriage, and the Big Bang Theory star had to not just decide what she was going to do with the wedding date tattooed on her back in honor of her nuptials -- but she also had to just start over, ready or not. "Last year was very bizarre," Cuoco said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2016, five months after filing for divorce. "We all go through really weird ups and downs. And sometimes I'm a little bit more seen," but "everyone goes through that stuff, you know. I already feel that 2016 is going to be a much better year than 2015! You know, it's been rough, but things are going good and I'm much, much better now. I'm in a much better place than I was." "The tattoo was a mistake," she acknowledged. "Had to cover it." Instead of removal, which is said to be even more painful than getting the ink itself, Cuoco opted for the ever-symbolic moth across her upper back. "The significance is, it was big enough to cover the numbers," the actress quipped. "Big wings! Silence, quiet, on a wall. You know how they do that, they're stationary." (Or, as Ellen pointed out, moths head toward the light, so Kaley was into that explanation, too.) Cuoco and Sweeting's divorce was finalized that May. Luckily for the ex-Mrs. Sweeting, who negotiated a $1 million an episode salary for her role as the non-bookish but socially savvy Penny on The Big Bang Theory while she was married, a prenuptial agreement had been in place. However, Cuoco still ended up paying a bit of spousal support that year and Sweeting's legal expenses up to $55,000. But while the second breakup -- with a large sum of her money -- could have traumatized her all over again, 2016 had already proved "much better," just as Cuoco predicted. The details of exactly what prompted the split from Sweeting still remain hazy after their whirlwind courtship and seemingly sudden decline. Trying to maintain a semblance of privacy after splashily chronicling their love affair on Instagram, Cuoco opted to not publicly air their (or his) dirty laundry. Having to mix business with displeasure, she did pause to put a stake in the immortal rumor that there were still sparks between her and TV husband Johnny Galecki, whom she quietly dated now going on about eight years ago. "So sorry to disappoint, but no home wreckers or secret flings going on here," she captioned a black and white photo of herself and Galecki sharing a fist bump in 2015. "Me and @sanctionedjohnnygalecki are just the best of buds- Leonard and Penny will just have to suffice!!!" But it was apparent that whatever happened, prompting her to delete all those lovey-dovey pics in one fell swoop, was painful. It also didn't happen overnight, with Cuoco revealing to the New York Post last year that only "a little bit after we got married, I started feeling like something was off." E! News had confirmed that the divorce was her idea, that their lifestyles had diverged. "Everything ended the way it was supposed to," she said after the split was finalized. Yet, like a tattoo that's all of a sudden begging to be removed, it understandably left a scar. "It changes the way I look at marriage, and that makes me sad," Cuoco said in the March 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan. "It does not change the way that I look at love. I cannot wait to be in love again. I don't feel like I am ready yet... which is so different for me. I dive into everything." Well, maybe some things don't need to change. Between her early 2016 round of interviews and the official end of her marriage that May, Cuoco dove into a relationship with Karl Cook, a professional equestrian and son of the founder of software behemoth Intuit, who ticked off all the boxes on her personal checklist that had been left wanting the first time around. "I honestly thought I wouldn't get married again," Cuoco told Cosmo more recently, catching up with the magazine two years after she thought that option might be off the table. "My ex ruined that word for me. I married someone the first time who completely changed. The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met. And that wasn't my fault -- that was his. "I knew how much I had to give and how much I wanted to receive. I knew I just had to be patient... I had to go through a lot of things, but it brought me to Karl." Cuoco spent the immediate aftermath of her breakup doing the usual -- working long hours, surrounding herself with friends, doing yoga, riding horses and doting on her dogs. She even added to the fold, adopting Chester to make it four fur babies. But then, on Valentine's Day in 2016, she literally bumped into Cook at a horse show. Not wanting that to be her first and last impression of him, Cook rolled up to the actress' barn later that day on a motor bike, brandishing champagne. "And my friends and I are like, 'Oh, my God, it's Karl Cook' -- 'cause in the riding world, this guy's a big deal," Cuoco recalled to the New York Post. He asked her to dinner, and that was that. "So weird. Literally, boom," she said. Now, Cuoco is very athletic and grew up playing tennis -- but she is all about horses. She is also a competitive rider whose stated dream for life after The Big Bang Theory was to ride horses forever, and ultimately compete at the Grand Prix, or highest, level of show jumping. That's what Cook, who approaches show jumping like a science, does for a living. She and Cook, who started out with separate barns about 400 miles away from each other, just acquired another new foal to bring up together. Now she wants the future to be about riding and traveling the world with Cook...showing horses. Naturally, they spent last weekend at the Kentucky Derby. "We met each other because of horses. Horses are a big part of our lives individually, and together it's amplified because it's something we share, and we can do it together," Cook told Sidelines magazine in a rare (i.e. only, to date) joint interview with Cuoco last year. "I finally found my horse guy. It was very meant to be," Cuoco gushed on The Talk in September 2016. "He's an amazing rider, amazing equestrian and a great human. We shared a passion for horses and dogs... It's been lovely." Cook's affinity for animals effortlessly complements Cuoco's own dedication to bettering the lives of creatures everywhere, starting with her trove of rescue pups at home. And her rabbits. "So this is a normal morning for us. A little bit concerning but really cute at the same time.@normancook," Cook captioned a video of Cuoco enjoying her coffee and a video of her rabbits frolicking in their little rabbit-sized barn. Meanwhile, if you think that Cuoco has somehow missed the part where she found herself right back in a serious relationship just months after her marriage ended, sharing the happiness on social media without question and otherwise rushing into things -- don't worry, she's aware. "You know what, I'm not ashamed of anything that happened," she said on CBS This Morning in May 2016, reflecting on how it worked out, or didn't work out, with Sweeting. "I fall in love really hard, I do. I go deep. That person is it for me. And I love hard, and when it's over, it's over, and some people make mistakes." Happily ensconced with Cook last September, she told the New York Post, "I'm trying to slow this one down. And I'm not a slow person. I'm just not! I can't help but want everything right then...This relationship has lasted longer than my entire courtship and marriage to my ex." As it turned out, Cook isn't a slow person, either. He proposed in November and wedding plans have been discussed. "I can't wait. I don't want it to be much longer. That's the truth. I really can't wait," Cuoco told E! News' Sibley Scoles in March. She continued, "We are so happy and in love. He is excited as I am, which is sweet. I finally found my soulmate, so we're ready to do it." As for the big day itself, "Kaley wants this wedding to be small and intimate," or at least more intimate than her first wedding, a source told us earlier this year. "She's nervous but very excited." The insider added, "She's really focusing on the love she has for Karl and just enjoying herself right now." An eyewitness who saw the couple at the benefit Hilarity for Charity in Hollywood in March said they looked happily attached to each other, sharing kisses and smiling. Kaley looked, simply, "in love." "They have a lot in common and just get each other," another source told E! News following their engagement announcement. "After her marriage and other past relationships, this one definitely stands out as being different. She loves his sense of humor and feels like he brings out the best in her. She trusts him completely and after she was burned in the past, she appreciates how genuine he is. They're in it for the long run." Taking their literal dog and pony show on the road will have to wait. Cuoco's got at least one more season of The Big Bang Theory to do after season 11 wrapped up Thursday night, and she further ascended to "full-on girl boss" status last fall by launching her own company, Norman Productions (yes, named after her O.G. canine love), in conjunction with Warner Bros. TV. "I want this to be a big company," Cuoco told Cosmopolitan. "I want to be sitting down a few years from now and have so many projects going. That's what I'm excited about." And at the end of those long works days, home is once again where the heart is. (Eonline)

Don Jr. moving on from Vanessa with Fox host Kimberly Guilfoyle. Amid his divorce from his wife of 12 years, Donald Trump Jr. has started dating stunning Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle. Multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six that Don Jr. and Guilfoyle, a co-host of "The Five," have been dating for a few weeks, as his divorce from Vanessa Trump proceeds. One source exclusively told Page Six, "Don Jr. and Kimberly are seeing each other, and are having a great time. While he wants to respect the privacy of his family, he is getting divorced, and he enjoys Kimberly's company." The new couple was seen arriving together at a party hosted by Bill White and Bryan Eure for President Trump's new ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, on Sunday evening. Don Jr. and Guilfoyle mingled with guests but stuck close to each other, and later left together, heading for a late dinner at Harry Cipriani on Fifth Avenue. Vanessa Trump, with whom Don Jr. has five children, filed for divorce in March. The divorce was listed as "uncontested," and a battle over their assets is not anticipated. But lawyers for Don Jr., 40, have asked the court for a statement of Vanessa's net worth after Page Six revealed she is actually a marinara millionaire, having received a large inheritance from her father's investment in Rao's red sauce. Former San Francisco and LA prosecutor Guilfoyle, 49, is known for her strong connections to the Trump family, and she tirelessly backs the president and the first family on-air. Last year, she announced she was talking with the administration about a press secretary job, before it emerged she was under contract with Fox News. Guilfoyle clearly likes a man with political connections: She was married for four years to former San Francisco Mayor and current California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. They separated in 2005 when she moved to New York to start a career in TV. She was also linked to Anthony Scaramucci last year when he briefly separated from his wife, Deidre Ball, and was (even more briefly) White House comms director. Reps for Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle didn't get back to us. (PageSix)

Georgina Chapman speaks: I was so naive about Harvey Weinstein. Georgina Chapman has broken her silence about sexual assault, harassment and misconduct allegations against her estranged husband Harvey Weinstein. "I don't want to be viewed as a victim because I don't think I am. I am a woman in a s -- t situation, but it's not unique," Chapman, 42, told Vogue in an interview released Thursday. The Marchesa designer revealed that following reports of Weinstein's alleged habitual sexual assault, harassment and misconduct, she didn't go out in public for five months. She hid out with her close friend of 25 years, actor David Oyelowo, and his wife before staying in London with her parents. "I was so humiliated and so broken ... that I didn't think it was respectful to go out," she admitted. "I thought, 'Who am I to be parading around with all of this going on?' It's still so very, very raw. I was walking up the stairs the other day and I stopped; it was like all the air had been punched out of my lungs." Chapman confessed she delayed seeing a therapist because she felt like she "didn't deserve it" when so many other women had suffered. The stress took a physical toll on the British beauty, who says she lost 10 pounds in five days because she couldn't keep food down after the revelation that the man she loved -- and with whom she shares daughter India, 7, and son Dashiell, 5 -- might be a monster. She claimed it took "about two days" to absorb the information. "My head was spinning. And it was difficult because the first article was about a time long before I'd ever met him, so there was a minute where I couldn't make an informed decision," she admitted. "And then the stories expanded and I realized that this wasn't an isolated incident. And I knew that I needed to step away and take the kids out of here." "There was a part of me that was terribly naive -- clearly, so naive," she admitted. "I have moments of rage, I have moments of confusion, I have moments of disbelief! And I have moments when I just cry for my children. What are their lives going to be? What are people going to say to them? It's like, they love their dad. They love him. I just can't bear it for them." Weinstein has repeatedly denied all allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and any non-consensual sexual activity. The former Miramax and Weinstein Company head is reportedly in the red and can barely afford child support payments for India and Dashiell. Chapman, who announced her separation from Weinstein in October and was reportedly granted an eight-figure divorce settlement by January, was blindsided by the allegations because she claims she was never suspicious of Weinstein. "That's what makes this so incredibly painful: I had what I thought was a very happy marriage. I loved my life," she said, adding, "I've never been one of those people who obsesses about where someone is." Chapman also explained that she feels there's a duality to Weinstein, who she was married to for 10 years. "Well, he's a wonderful father to my kids," she said. "But initially? He's charismatic. He's an incredibly bright, very learned man. And very charitable. He paid for a friend of mine's mother, who had breast cancer, to go to a top doctor. He was amazing like that. He is amazing like that. That is the tough part of this ... this black-and-white thing ... life isn't like that. ... He was a wonderful partner to me. He was a friend and a confidant and a supporter." But when asked about Weinstein's current state of mind, Chapman snapped, "Clearly when I was married to him I didn't know anything about his state of mind, so I'm probably not the best person to ask." As for the future of Marchesa, which recently dressed Scarlett Johansson for the Met Gala at the actress' personal request, Chapman is cautiously optimistic about making a comeback following her split from Weinstein -- and she wanted to make it crystal clear that the brand's red carpet absence was a choice, not necessarily a consequence. "We didn't feel it was appropriate [to dress starlets] given the situation," she said. "All the women who have been hurt deserve dignity and respect, so I want to give it the time it deserves. It's a time for mourning, really... [But] a lot of people reached out and said, 'Let me wear something.'" (PageSix)

Farrah Fawcett's Son Redmond O'Neal Arrested for Robbing Convenience Store at Knifepoint: Police. Redmond O'Neal allegedly robbed a Los Angeles convenience store and threatened the clerk with a knife on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirms to PEOPLE. According to police, the son of actors Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal walked into the store, located near Santa Monica, armed with a knife and demanded the clerk to take out money from the register. Authorities claim that Redmond fled the store after the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash just before 2:30am. The 33-year-old was arrested nearby and detectives alleged they recovered a knife from Redmond that matched the clerk's description. Redmond's attorney and a rep for Ryan did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment. Redmond was arrested on a robbery charge and is being held on $50,000 bail. He is due in court on Thursday when a judge will determine if he will be granted bail or released. The incident is currently under investigation and will be turned over to the district attorney, police tell PEOPLE. The Blast was the first to report news of Redmond's arrest. Redmond has struggled with drug addiction for most of his adult life. Tuesday's arrest is his latest run-in with law enforcement. In July 2015, Redmond was sentenced to three years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation but was credited for nearly a year served by his trial judge. In addition, his probation has been revoked on multiple occasions in the past decade. In May 2015, Redmond had his probation revoked seven months after it was reinstated as a judge determined he had used drugs and did not maintain doctor appointments. Similarly, in September 2011, his probation was revoked after he admitted to using narcotics in court-ordered rehab. The one-year rehabilitation program was imposed after he pleaded no contest to felony gun possession and heroin possession in August 2011. Redmond's half-sister Tatum O'Neal spoke exclusively with PEOPLE about her concerns for her half-brother in May 2015. "I love him, but I have never seen a more scary side of addiction," said Tatum, whose mother is Joanna Moore. "He's got addiction problems so bad that it breaks my heart. Nobody knows what to do with Redmond. From what I've seen, there is no way he's going to survive." Redmond's father Ryan said in 2011 that his son "never recovered from the loss of his mother," speaking to Fawcett's 2009 death. (People)

Chris Brown Sued by Woman Who Was Allegedly Sexually Assaulted at His House. A woman is suing Chris Brown claiming she was sexually assaulted at the rapper's home. In court documents obtained by E! News, the plaintiff referred to as "Jane Doe" is suing the performer and Lowell Grissom Jr. for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery and assault. "Our client was invited to attend an 'after party' at a recording studio to meet defendant Grissom also known as Young Lo and defendant Brown. When she arrived at the studio, her phone was taken away from her. She was told that Brown did not want anyone to have their phones in the studio. Our client alleges in the lawsuit that she was forced to go to Brown's home because she perceived that she would only be able to retrieve her phone there," attorney Gloria Allred alleged in a press conference captured by TMZ. "Brown handed each female guest including plaintiff a clear pill filled with white powder and instructed them to take it to have a 'good time.' Plaintiff did not follow these instructions and declined to consume the pill or pills." According to Gloria, the plaintiff became "scared and intimated" when she saw the defendants in possession of multiple guns in the house. She also felt "intimidated by the aggressive behavior" of some of Brown's guests. "The lawsuit alleges that while she was at Brown's house, the plaintiff became the victim of horrific sexual assault, which are described in our lawsuit," Gloria continued in her press conference. "This is one of the most horrific sexual assault cases that I have ever seen and our client Jane Doe has been severely traumatized by what she was forced to suffer." E! News has reached out to Chris and Lowell's teams for comment. "The fact that they made a demand for $17 million and I told them to go pound sand probably explains why they did the press conference today. Chris didn't do anything and they know Chris didn't do anything," Chris' attorney Mark Geragos shared with TMZ. "Other than using his name so she can have a press conference, I don't understand why he's dragged into anything." The Los Angeles Police Department confirms they conducted an investigation at Chris' residence. The evidence that was gathered has been submitted to the DA who will then decide if charges will be filed or not. While Chris has not publicly commented on the lawsuit, he took to Twitter earlier in the day to promote his upcoming concerts. The Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour kicks off June 19 in Seattle and will feature 6LACK, H.E.R. and Rich the Kid as opening acts on select dates. (Eonline)

The man best known for playing surgeon Major Charles Winchester on "M*A*S*H" wanted to help people in the real world too ... or so it seems, based on his will. David Ogden Stiers -- who died in March after a battle with bladder cancer -- left hundreds of thousands of his fortune behind to various charities ... and also donated valuable collections to his local library and symphony orchestra in Newport, Oregon. According to the docs ... Stiers earmarked $50k each to 5 different charity organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, My Sister's Place and Newport's Children's Advocacy Center. He also left all his CDs and DVDs behind to the Newport Library, donating his vinyls, artwork and wine collection to the Newport Symphony Orchestra ... and gave another $50k to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to establish a scholarship program for someone planning a political career. As for some of Stiers' more flashy gifts ... the Newport Symphony music director gets his Tesla Model X, and his Oregon home is left to the man he named his conservator -- Jeremy Robinson. David was 75. RIP. (TMZ)

NCIS actor Mark Harmon's sister, Kristin Harmon, died on April 27 at the age of 72 -- and her life was anything but ordinary. The late actress and painter's daughter Tracy Nelson confirmed her mother's passing on Facebook on May 1, writing in a post that Kristin "passed away suddenly and unexpectedly" of a heart attack. A one-time golden girl, Kristin was born to football star and Heisman trophy winner Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox Harmon. She was the older sister of Mark, 66, and former model Kelly Harmon, 69. When Kristin was 12, she met Ricky Nelson, who was the son of '50s superstars Ozzie and Harriet and starred alongside his family on their long-running sitcom and radio show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Kristin fell in love with their family and later, she fell in love with Ricky. She married him in 1963 when she was 18 years old and was thrust into the spotlight after appearing on the family's show as Ozzie and Harriet's real-life and TV daughter-in-law. The couple's first child, Tracy, was born six months after their marriage. As a pre-schooler, Tracy appeared in Yours, Mine, and Ours alongside Lucille Ball and went on to star in The Father Dowling Mysteries. In 1967, the Nelson's twin sons Gunnar and Matthew were born and would eventually form their rock band, Nelson. Their fourth child, Sam, was born in 1974. Kristin and Ricky seemed to be living their happily ever after -- but soon, they got caught up in a lifestyle of partying. "We were hippie rock 'n' rollers," she said in a 1987 PEOPLE cover story. "We did what everyone else was doing all those years." "At first we were in it together," she continued. "I tried to be one of the guys, to fix the marriage by going on the road and being involved in road stuff that is really not good for anyone. After a while we were totally messed up, both of us. I got into therapy and so did he for a while but then he started not showing up. I tried telling my family, there's a drug problem here and we've all got to help. But they totally denied there was anything wrong." In 1980, Kristin filed for divorce and was temporarily granted custody of the children and spousal support. Accusations of drug and alcohol use and poor parenting were exchanged before the divorce was finalized in 1982. During this time, Kristin said she continued to use drugs and to drink "quite heavily." Since she was too drunk to paint for a living, she said she took a job as an assistant casting director at a salary of $200 a week. For two years before Kristin's divorce, Kelly said she took care of Sam every afternoon and all-day Saturday; and for the next 18 months, Sam lived with Kristin's parents before moving into Mark's home with his wife Pam Dawber. Then in 1985, Ricky died along with his fiancee Helen Blair and five members of his road company in a plane crash while traveling to Texas. As Kristin continued to spiral, Mark stepped in and urged her to sign herself into rehab. "Nobody but my brother could have talked me into this because I trusted him," Kristin said. "A voice inside me said, 'For once in your life, let somebody help you.'" After her rehab stint, Kristin was informed in 1987 that Mark and Pam would be taking her to court to seek custody of her son Sam, who was just 12 at the time. At their hearing that July, Mark was awarded temporary custody of Sam. Kristin was ordered to stay 200 yards away from her brother's house and from anywhere Pam was working. During the increasingly vitriolic trial in August, there was mud-slinging by both sides. As contentious accusations flew, Mark finally approached Kristin's attorney and said, "We don't want to go any further with this. Too much blood has been spilled." By the end of the day, the family had worked out an agreement in which Kristin retained custody, Mark was granted visiting rights and Kristin, Sam and Mark agreed to enter family therapy. Sam went on to graduate from Boston College and formed his band H Is Orange. In a 2016 interview with Medium, Sam said that he and Kristin were "absolutely close" and that she was living in New Mexico. "As you get older, things that were important aren't important anymore," he said. "Problems aren't problems anymore. You work through them, or you don't. But for the most part, you hope to. I think we're in a good way together, and we have a good relationship." (People)

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Pamela Anderson's throwing a Hail Mary to Kanye West to help her friend, Julian Assange -- who she claims is being tortured. The former "Baywatch" star penned a letter, which TMZ obtained, to the rapper asking what he thinks about the WikiLeaks founder, saying ... "I support him and I know you value Free Speech." She says Assange -- who's claimed political asylum at London's Ecuadorian Embassy -- is in grave danger "for exposing corruption in governments" and thinks people are trying to kill him. She also says he's been cut off from phone calls, internet and all visitors -- including her, but she has a plan that could set him free. Pam believes Assange just needs more people to see his side of things and understand his genius ... and Kanye could be the guy to drum up public support. She writes to Ye -- "I've always supported your 'no filter' - you speak your mind. And you make an impact. I'm sure a lot of people feel like you - They just are stuck in what society says is OK to say." Pam's encouraging Kanye to research Assange because she thinks he'd admire him. Might seem like a long shot for Kanye and Assange to link up and help each other, but then again ... stranger things have happened. (TMZ)

Anna Wintour Applauds Scarlett Johansson for Wearing Marchesa to the 2018 Met Gala. Just days after Scarlett Johansson wore a Marchesa dress to the 2018 Met Gala, Anna Wintour appeared on The Late Show and praised the actress for wearing a dress by fashion designer and ex-wife of Harvey Weinstein Georgina Chapman. The Avengers star was the first A-lister to wear Marchesa to a high-profile event since news of the Weinstein scandal broke. While host Stephen Colbert said he didn't think the dress went with the gala's "Heavenly Bodies" theme, he claimed the actress wore the gown as a statement that Chapman "shouldn't be punished for the sins of her husband," referencing the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against the disgraced producer. "I totally agree with that," Vogue's editor-in-chief said during Wednesday's episode. "I mean, Georgina is a brilliant designer, and I don't think that she should be blamed for her husband's behavior. I think it was a great gesture of support on Scarlett's part to wear a dress like -- a beautiful dress like that on such a public occasion." Shortly after the gala, Johansson explained her reasoning for wearing the designer in a statement to E! News. "I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers," she stated. Marchesa also issued a statement. "We are truly honored that Scarlett chose to wear Marchesa for the Met Gala," the brand stated. "She is an amazingly talented actor who has incredible style and presence. It was wonderful to work so closely with her in creating this custom look." Back in October, Chapman issued a statement announcing her decision to leave Weinstein following the series of sexual misconduct allegations against him. "My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," Georgina said in a statement to People. "I have chosen to leave my husband." She also said that caring for the couple's two young children was her "first priority." Weinstein issued his own statement following Chapman's announcement. He said it was her decision to separate and that he understood and supported her decision. Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of nonconsensual sex. (Eonline)

Alex Rodriguez says Mitt Romney was most interesting at Met Gala. Alex Rodriguez says the most interesting person he met at the Met Gala -- in a crowd from Rihanna to his ex-Madonna -- was Mitt Romney. "Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed meeting Mitt Romney and his wife," A-Rod told sports columnist Jason Gay at the Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival. But A-Rod joked that at the gala he was a glorified plus-one of date Jennifer Lopez, and her "Uber driver slash security .?.?. Every time I go anywhere with Jennifer, they're literally like, 'Can you get out of the way? We want a picture.' I'm like, 'Yeah, I'll take it for you.'" He said of Anna Wintour's fashion Super Bowl: "It was fun. It's one of those things that I'm not really crazy about .?.?. But it's actually fun to people watch. And there were some unbelievable, unbelievably crazy outfits." Rodriguez was on a panel with Fanatics mogul and 76ers minority owner Michael Rubin. Before the Q&A, sources spotted Rodriguez at lunch with Lopez and former Goldman Sachs honcho and Trump adviser Gary Cohn at a Dos Caminos. (PageSix)

Meghan Markle has the exact same skin color as her fiance, Prince Harry -- at least according to LEGOLAND's special display ahead of the royal wedding. LEGOLAND's Windsor Resort unveiled a new exhibit this week in honor of Meghan and Harry's big day, which is just over a week away. The problem is LEGO Meghan is pretty whitewashed. We all know the real Prince is very fair-skinned ... so there's no way his bride-to-be's skin tone should match his. Biracial Meghan -- half black, half white -- obviously has tanner skin than Harry, so LEGOLAND clearly missed the mark. Their explanation? Not enough brown LEGOs. Seriously. A rep for LEGOLAND tells TMZ ... "Our small LEGOLAND figures are not detailed representations of any of the characters and are all built using a limited range of [primary] brick tones." That's funny, 'cause their figurines of Mel B and Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, look a lot more realistic, skin tone-wise than Meghan's character does. Is it the end of the world? Of course not, but interesting choices made by the LEGO artists. Another way to look at this -- LEGO Harry's way too dark! (TMZ)

If you thought the workout videos Britney Spears recently posted on social media looked grueling, the pop superstar confirms that they were -- even if she and her trainer boyfriend made it look easy. Spears and Sam Asghari went through intricate movements, including Asghari lifting Spears several times and Spears doing a headstand -- and it seemed effortless. But in reality, Spears says he put her through it. "He's a trainer so everything has to be so perfect. We probably did 40 (takes) and I hurt myself," she joked in an interview with The Associated Press. "It looked great, he did a good job and he edited it really, really well." She said she'll often tap her oldest son, Sean Preston, to shoot her videos and photos for social media and those are usually one take. "With (Sam), I did it a million times and I swear it was horrible, but when I do it just with my kids it's really fast," she said. Spears said she prefers challenging workouts because she has "always been an active person" and gets bored easily. She plans to ramp up those exercises in the coming weeks as she prepares to return to touring with the "Piece of Me" tour, sponsored by Pepsi. She'll also be one of the superstars included in their Pepsi Generations summer campaign where they'll reissue retro cans featuring acts who have participated in earlier campaigns, including Michael Jackson and Ray Charles. Spears' tour takes her Las Vegas residency on the road and will be the last opportunity for fans to see that show. She'll perform dates across North America and Europe. It kicks off July 12 in Washington, D.C. Spears said she looks forward to getting back on stage because it helps to bring her out of her shell. "I'm very sensitive and sometimes I just want to run away because I'm a very shy person," she said in a phone interview on Wednesday. "I think energy is contagious and when I get on stage with the dancers, we all kind of vibe off each other. We feel the same energy and we connect." Watching Spears perform, it may be difficult to imagine she may not be outgoing, but she said she has a stage persona who takes over in front of an audience. "I think it's healthy to be able to put on the persona of being confident," said Spears, who also said she's on a kick of reading self-help books. "I think it's an escape because honestly with how shy I really am, I don't think it's healthy," she said. Performing is "a boost to my confidence. It's like an alter-ego type thing. Something clicks and I go and turn into this different person. I think it's kind of a gift to be able to do that." (PageSix)

Kendall Jenner Admits It's Weird Kylie Jenner Had a Baby Before Her. "It's forever growing..." Kendall Jenner said of her family in a recent interview for Elle. "Every time I think it's eased up, someone's popping out a baby." The sentiment is particularly true of the past four months, during which sisters Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian all welcomed daughters in succession. While Kim was a touch more public about the news that her family was gaining a third addition via surrogate, Khloe and Kylie kept fans in the dark about their pregnancies -- the latter for the entire nine months. As fans and media speculated throughout the fall and winter of 2017 about the makeup mogul's pregnancy status, Kylie waited until she gave birth to daughter Stormi Webster in early February to finally confirm the long-running rumors. "I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions," she wrote on social media at the time. "I understand you're used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness." For her older sister, Kylie's baby news was unexpected. "It's obviously a bit weird that your little sister is having a baby before you," Kendall, 22, told the magazine. "I didn't expect it to happen like this. But it's beautiful." According to Kendall, it's also had a welcomed effect on her sibling sidekick. "It's brought us closer together. We've always been very close, but we would butt heads all the time," she said of Kylie, 20. "This has made her a bit more loving toward me." Before Stormi was even a thought, the sisters squabbled over silly things like who was friends with fellow model, Hailey Baldwin. "She was actually best friends with Kylie, and I was good friends with her cousin Ireland [Baldwin]," Kendall recalled. "Hailey lived in New York, and whenever we were there, we would hang out with her." When it came time for Kendall's first New York Fashion Week, she "stole Hailey from Kylie. From then on, she was my homie," Kendall recalled. "At first, Kylie was mad; I had to bring them back together and be like, 'No, it's okay, guys.' But it's all good; that's our love story." Elle's June issue hits newsstands on May 22. (Eonline)

That's what famous friends are for. Since her 2017 move to Dubai, Lindsay Lohan needs a place to crash when she's stateside. And with mom Dina's Long Island, New York, home in foreclosure (The Blast reports that after the 55-year-old Family Therapy star defaulted on the mortgage and failed to respond to a lawsuit from JPMorgan Chase, a judge ordered the property be sold via auction), Lohan found somewhere else to turn. While in New York recently, the 31-year-old Mean Girls star stayed at the Manhattan pad of former Real Housewives star Jill Zarin. May 1, Lohan posted an Instagram video of the red-haired pair (who an insider explains "have been family friends for years") hitting the gym with trainer Mohamed Elzomor. During her stay, says another source, Lohan was "taking meetings" and talking of "plans to create and produce a ton of TV shows." This in addition to her humanitarian efforts in Syria and her work with Lawyer.com -- which Lohan sees "as more than just the commercial," the source clarifies. "She considers herself a consultant and investor in the website and thinks it's her way of breaking into the tech world. She'll continue to work with them." Says a third Lohan pal, "She's reading scripts and working really hard. She has a lot of projects." But her stay at Zarin's wasn't strictly business. The source explains Lohan was also "there for Jill" after the 54-year-old firecracker lost her husband of 18 years, Bobby, to cancer in January. "Lindsay stays in Jill's daughter's room," says the pal, while Zarin's daughter Ally Shapiro lives in London. Says the friend of Lohan, "Everyone is rooting for her. She's doing great." (US Weekly)

Lana Del Rey can change her mind at the drop of a hat, as one unlucky sap quickly learned trying to press his luck with a camera. TMZ obtained video of Lana shutting down a fan's selfie Monday night in NYC right as she was about to snap -- all 'cause the dude tried switching things up last minute. Eyewitnesses tell us the guy caught Lana heading back to her hotel after the Met Gala and got a standard photo with her. Then he wanted a selfie, giving her the camera at first ... but then deciding he wanted to hold it himself. She wasn't down for that ... any of it, ultimately. Not exactly the angel she was playing on the red carpet just hours earlier but let this be a lesson to all -- shoot your shot with Lana Del Rey ... then get the hell out. (TMZ)

Antonio Gates is getting some career advice from his friend and former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson -- hang it up. After 15 seasons with the Chargers, the team has cut ties with the 37-year-old tight end -- and he still hasn't been picked up by another squad. So, when we saw LT -- who played 7 seasons with Gates in San Diego -- we asked if he thinks it's time for #85 to ride off into the sunset. "I think he should retire a Charger," Tomlinson said ... "I definitely think he still can play, though." "[Gates] became known as one of the greatest Chargers ever. I would hate to see him put on another uniform. It just doesn't seem right." Interesting advice coming from Tomlinson, who played his final 2 seasons with the NY Jets after a legendary 9-year run with the Bolts. Maybe he's speaking from experience ... (TMZ)

Town & Country Apologizes to Monica Lewinsky After Dumping Her for Bill Clinton. Town & Country regrets their actions towards Monica Lewinsky. The magazine has tweeted an apology to the activist and former White House intern after uninviting her to a social change event after former President Bill Clinton decided to attend. "We apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled," Town & Country tweeted Thursday. This tweet comes one day after Lewinsky posted a cryptic message on social media about being uninvited to the event. "dear world: please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and --then after i've accepted-- uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited," Lewinsky tweeted. "it's 2018. emily post would def not approve." "p.s. ...and definitely, please don't try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag," she wrote in a second tweet. After posting the messages on social media, speculation stated to surface about which publication she was referring to. Now, Town & Country has taken ownership of their actions. In response to the mishap, Clinton's press secretary tweeted Wednesday that the former president didn't know Lewinsky had been uninvited from the event. "President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit. He gladly accepted. Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded," Angel Urena wrote. Lewinsky, who recently opened up about her past relationship with Clinton in a powerful essay, has yet to respond to Town & Country's tweet. (Eonline)

President Trump is SUPER late on his White House rent -- about a couple hundred grand in the hole, in fact -- according to a new lawsuit. Bear with us ... okay? A dude named William Feegba is trying to take Trump to court over an alleged landlord tenant breach -- suing the Prez for the 1 full year he's been staying at the White House, and demanding he fork over $240k in unpaid rent at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. at a rate of $25k/month. You read that right ... we couldn't make sense of the math either. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Feegba claims to be a descendant of George Washington, which he seems to think gives him ownership of the WH. Absurd as it sounds, that's his story -- and he's been sticking to it since Jimmy Carter's days ... kinda. Feegba started filing retroactive suits just last year against every president since 1977 -- and he says everyone from Jimmy to Trump owes him back rent ranging from $12k to $100k. None of the complaints have been successful, btw ... and now it's Donnie's turn. Only time will tell if he'll collect from 45. No word yet on any potential eviction proceedings. (TMZ)

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia says he's had to live with the "mental torture" of being falsely accused of rape 22 years ago ... but insists, "I was innocent then and I'm innocent now." The background ... Patricia and a college football teammate were accused of raping a 21-year-old woman in 1996 during a spring break trip to South Padre Island, off the coast of Texas. He was indicted, but the case was eventually dismissed. Patricia just addressed the media about the case -- and stated over and over again that he was NOT convicted of a crime. "There were claims made about me that never happened," Patricia said. He noted it was "unfair and upsetting" that someone would bring this case back up more than 20 years after it was dismissed. Patricia says he did not volunteer information about the case to the Lions during the interview process for the head coaching job -- but has never lied about the case when asked about it. Patricia's position is clear ... since he wasn't convicted of a crime, he felt no obligation to disclose that he was falsely accused of anything. As far as his job status, "I'm 100% the head coach of the Detroit Lions." Patricia says he will use the situation to educate his players about the media and to remind them how careful they need to be in life. (TMZ)

Roman Polanski Slams #MeToo Movement as "Mass Hysteria." Roman Polanski considers the #MeToo Movement an example of "mass hysteria." The 84-year-old director, who famously fled the United States over suspicion of an additional prison sentence after pleading guilty in 1977 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer, has spoken out against the prominent movement that has exposed sexual misconduct in major industries, including Hollywood. In a polish interview with Newsweek Polska, the Rosemary's Baby director described the #MeToo Movement as an example of "mass hysteria" that can happen in society, like McCarthyism in the United States or the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in France, according to Polanski. "Everyone is trying to back this movement, mainly out of fear," he said, according to the Agence France-Presse. "I think it's total hypocrisy." He further likened the movement to the public mourning that follows the deaths of North Korean leaders, when everyone weeps so much that "it's impossible not to laugh," according to a translation by NBC News. While Polanski continues to work in film overseas, he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last week along with Bill Cosby following a vote from the organization's board of governors in reflection of their updated code of conduct. Polanski's lawyer Harland Braun has since issued a letter to the board, arguing that the decision was unlawful and threatening to take legal action if the director is not permitted to have a hearing. "We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion decision, but rather your organization's blatant disregard of its own Standards of Conduct in, as well as its violations of the standards required by California Corporations Code," Braun wrote, according to The Los Angeles Times. "The only thing we're asking for is a hearing, a chance to present his side," Braun told the newspaper earlier this week. "What I would hope is that [the academy's legal counsel] would say, 'Let's avoid an expensive lawsuit. Let's just start over. We'll rescind the expulsion and we'll put him on notice that we're thinking of expelling him and we'll give you the opportunity to present your case.' That's the only rational thing." Geimer, who has since encouraged the public to move on, took issue with the expulsion, telling Vanity Fair, "It is an ugly and cruel action which serves only appearance...It does nothing to change the sexist culture in Hollywood today and simply proves that they will eat their own to survive. I say to Roman, good riddance to bad rubbish, the Academy has no true honor, it's all just P.R." (Eonline)

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Selena Gomez Expresses Regret in New Song "Back to You." Last year, Selena Gomez covered synthpop duo Yaz's "Only You" for the 13 Reasons Why soundtrack -- and Thursday, she released an original song, "Back to You," to celebrate Season 2. "With this song, it's a very special record," Gomez told Zane Lowe Thursday on Apple Music's Beats 1. "I want it to be a beautiful message in a really complicated way -- but really fun." The track was a "special project," Gomez said, and not part of her long-awaited third studio album. Gomez is one of the Netflix series' executive producers, after she and her mom acquired the rights to Jay Asher's best-selling novel. The 13-episode first season caused controversy for its graphic depictions of rape and suicide, among other topics. Gomez admitted to Lowe she was "a little bit" surprised by the backlash, then argued, "Comfort is the enemy of progress. I think when something makes that sort of noise, it's either two reasons: It's either so foul or it's amazing. And I think that's when you get people to wake up. I don't do it to glorify anything." "This is real life. I've had numerous parents and kids come up to me [and say] how it's just opened the door for healthy communication, and that's all you want," she added. "You know, we're not going to end these certain things or try to break through it unless we take those risks." Gomez said nobody "is trying to desensitize" the issues the characters face in the series. And as a result of the repercussions, "I just learned to be bold, to stand by what you believe in." (Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why premieres May 18 on Netflix.) Her "special project" aside, when can fans expect another album from Gomez? She released three singles last year -- "Bad Liar," "Fetish" and "Wolves" -- and she has "so many" songs ready to go. "I'm finishing up the album but we're also trying to figure out a fun way to take our time. There's no date; there's no idea for it. But, I have a lot of music that I've collectively put away." Admittedly, she was nervous about matching the commercial and critical success of her last album. "This has been building for maybe two years. I was really happy with Revival, but at the same time, I was terrified of doing another record," she said. "For me, it could be like it was a step down, or I needed to beat that record. And I think every artist kind of struggles with that." To alleviate the pressure, she took her time in the studio. "I wanted it to be great -- and had I not waited a good year or two, I wouldn't have had the best songs I've ever had." Rest assured, she didn't forget about music. "I have visuals for what I picture the songs to be and I'm excited." Gomez did not reveal who inspired the lyrics in "Back to You." "You could break my heart in two / But when it heals, it beats for you / I know its forward but it's true / I wanna hold you when I'm not supposed to / When I'm lying close to someone else," she sings in the song's chorus. "You're stuck in my head and I can't get you out of it / If I could do it all again / I know I'd go back to you / I know I'd go back to you / I know I'd go back to you." Gomez also took time off to focus on "personal things," she explained to Lowe. "I like being a little mundane when I'm not doing anything, because then I get to just be myself for a second." (Eonline)

Liam Payne Says One Direction's Fame Made Him Go "A Little Bit Nuts." One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne just dropped a brand new single and opened up about fame, old friends, and being a dad. The 24-year-old singer spoke to #Legend magazine about his new single "Familiar," which he said is a song about the chase, "where you see somebody that you really like and you just want to get to know them more." In the interview, Payne also admitted that his 1D fame got to his head back in the day. "Fame made me a little bit nuts and distracted me a lot from the person I was," he revealed. "And it pissed me off in the end, because it was like, 'You could have been this guy, but you chose to do this.' Nobody really knew anything about me. I put on a front that wasn't really me." The moment the band went on hiatus was a blessing for the singer. "I remember the day we finished, because of the place I was in, I was quite happy that we had a break," he said. "I said to the person with me at the time, 'Thank God I don't have to play that person again for a long time.' It was exhausting and I couldn't keep up with myself." "But now that I've had my time away, you slowly, naturally become the person you were before you started, but with a lot more knowledge," added Payne, who has yet to release his debut solo album. As expected, going solo changed the boy band members' relationships with one another. At the same time, they are forever bonded through their shared experiences. "Even going to see [Louis Tomlinson] the other day -- it's nice to meet people and have them see how you are now, because you can understand all the things you might have done wrong or the things you might have regretted doing," he said. Payne was frank about the group's dynamic, revealing that they didn't always see eye to eye. "We got on well in One Direction, but there were times when we didn't. Certain members fell out with each other sometimes, but it would always come back round," he recalled. "So, I don't ever think that I won't be friends with these people for life. But I think it's important in anything that you can think about everything you would have liked to change about yourself and then grow." Together, Payne added, One Direction left a "small legacy" on the world. "Even when you read it in the paper, like 'the world's biggest boy band,' we did something that was 'the world's biggest.' It doesn't really matter what it was," he explained. "Like, if I made the world's biggest orange, I'd be quite happy about that, you know what I mean? You can't top that." (Eonline)

Salt-N-Pepa to Perform With En Vogue at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The Billboard Music Awards has yet another major act to add to this year's all-star performance lineup: Salt-N-Pepa. The legendary rap trio will team up with vocal group En Vogue for a special performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of becoming the first female rap artists to hit the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa) and DJ Spinderella made their chart debut in 1987, and one year later, their iconic track "Push It" became the first rap song by a female act to hit the top 40 of the Hot 100 -- eventually making it all the way to No. 19. "Thirty years later, we're still Pushing It all over the world and we're still loved and celebrated by fans we grew up with as well as new fans," Salt-N-Pepa said in a statement. "Looking back at all the barriers we've broken as women in this very male dominated genre of music, being the first two female rappers to break the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 is right up there as one of the best moments of our amazing career. We are blessed." The group reached even higher heights on the chart in 1994, teaming up with En Vogue for the No. 3-peaking Hot 100 hit "Whatta Man." Other performers announced for the 2018 BBMAs include host Kelly Clarkson, Camila Cabello, BTS, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato. The ceremony takes place May 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The three-hour telecast will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. (Billboard)

Camila Cabello Feels ''Intense Gratitude'' After First Night of Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour. She may never be the same after this tour... Camila Cabello and Charli XCX helped Taylor Swift kick off her highly anticipated Reputation Tour as the opening acts -- and what a show it was! During the concert, which was in front of a record-breaking crowd of 59,157 fans at the University of Phoenix Stadium, both Camila and Charli came on stage to join Tay for her hit song "Shake It Off." Following the momentous opening night, Camila took to her social media to express her gratitude for the opportunity to her 19.5 million fans. Along with images and several videos from the collab, the 21-year-old "Havana" singer wrote, "What was going through my mind at this moment: I remembered when i came to school one day (I think I was in 9th grade but could be wrong) and my friend Mariana had just seen Taylor on the speak now tour and told me she touched her hand and i was like when am I ever gonna be able to afford to go to a Taylor swift concert and touch her hand during speak now, and I just had a moment of "if you would've told me then what was gonna happen I wouldn't have believed it" and I had such an intense gratitude for everything I'm experiencing right now." Along with the sweet caption, the former Fifth Harmony singer wrote, "I love you @taylorswift13 and @charli_xcx." E! News previously reported that last night Swift opened the show with "... Ready for It?" before seguing into "I Did Something Bad," "Gorgeous," "Style," "Love Story," "You Belong With Me," "Look What You Made Me Do," "End Game," "King of My Heart," "Delicate," "Shake It Off," "Dancing With Our Hands Tied," "All Too Well," "Black Space," "Dress," "Bad Blood," "Should've Said No," "Don't Blame Me," "Love Live," "New Year's Day," "Getaway Car," "Call It What You Want," "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things." Her opening acts joined her for "Shake It Off," while she dedicated "Gorgeous" to boyfriend Joe Alwyn, pointing to him in the VIP area. Tiffany Haddish even made a cameo onscreen during "Look What You Made Me Do," reciting the line: "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead!" Swift, Charli and Camila will continue their global tour through November. (Eonline)

ABBA Music Sales Up 57% After Reunion News, 'Gold' Hits Album Returns to Billboard 200 Chart. Streams of ABBA's songs gained by 36 percent, led by "Dancing Queen." Streams and sales of ABBA's music in the U.S. rose in the wake of the group's announcement on April 27 that the quartet had reunited to record new music for the first time in 35 years. In the week ending May 3, ABBA's songs garnered a 36 percent gain in on-demand streams (audio and video combined) according to Nielsen Music. Collectively, their tunes notched 6.38 million streams, up from 4.69 million a week earlier. ABBA's most-streamed song in the week ending May 3 was their 1977 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Dancing Queen," with 1.42 million streams (up 19 percent). Combined sales of the group's catalog of albums and songs jumped by 57 percent to 11,000 (up from 7,000 the week previous), while the act's overall equivalent album units tally spiked by 39 percent to 8,000 units (up from 6,000). The bulk of those 8,000 units were earned by their successful 1993 best-of compilation, Gold -- Greatest Hits, which tallied 5,000 units (up 192 percent) and re-enters the Billboard 200 chart dated May 12 at No. 193. It's the first time the album has been on the chart in nearly a year (it was last on the tally dated June 3, 2017). Gold, which peaked at No. 36 in 2013, has spent 134 nonconsecutive weeks on the list and has sold 5.8 million copies. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). ABBA also debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 35, thanks to a surge in interest of the group on social networks -- especially on YouTube and from visits to the group's Wikipedia page. The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement. (Billboard)

The richest UK musicians you need to befriend / marry asap... Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Calvin Harris are worth 236m combined FYI. The annual Sunday Times Rich list is set for release this weekend and boy does it make for some interesting reading. If you're in the market for a filthy rich husband or a BFF with an actual bank account that isn't knees deep in an overdraft, keep reading. A girl/boy can dream, right? While the richest musicians may be kind of out of our league and friendship bracket, with Sir Paul McCartney knocking up earnings of 820 million, the rankings for the top musicians under 30 are certainly more intriguing. Calvin Harris has become the only new top twenty entry on the 2018 Rich List with 140 million entire pounds in the bank - up a casual 40 million from last year. Anyone else have dollar signs rolling in their eyes? He earns more in an hour than we do all year, TBH. Whilst Ed Sheeran is climbing his way up the list after a cracking 2017, which saw his second studio album dominate the top ten and headlining Glastonbury marking another career high, the 27-year-old still can't quite catch Adele. Ed's earnings top 80 million whilst Adele is Rolling in The Deep with 140 million banked. Whilst all five members of One Direction stand firm in the top ten of the richest musicians under 30 years of age, Harry Styles out earns his bandmates with 50 million whilst Niall has 46 million, Liam Payne's and Louis Tomlinson both register with 42 million and former band pal, Zayn Malik sits on 35 million. Fun fact alert: the girls from, Little Mix beat Malik with 40 million shout out to your ex, Perrie! 2018 marks another first for Rita Ora as she makes the list for the very first time, cashing in 16 million after four top ten hits and lucrative deals with Tezenis, Rimmel and DKNY. What a comeback year it is for Rita and that bank balance! However fresh from her appearance on Chinese reality TV, Jessie J still beats Rita on the list, with 18 million. Those royalties for writing 'Party In The USA' are still paying off as she goes bang bang bang all the way to the bank. Speaking of the biggest music risers in the list, Robert Watts who compiles the Sunday Times Rich List (what a niche job!), put the meteoric money rise amongst young artists down to sites like Spotify, "Streaming services, the internet and income from endorsements are helping today's young musicians build an international following - and with it their fortunes - far quicker than the older rockers." No need to use the Sugar Daddy app anymore, you've just gotta find a way of tracking Calving Harris down. Shouldn't be too hard, right? (British Glamour)

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa Take Fans Behind The Scenes of 'One Kiss' Video. Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's "One Kiss" is cruising up the Hot 100 chart, jumping three spots this week to No. 61. The '90s-tinged collaboration was recently treated to a retro, sun-kissed music video, featuring the two decked to the nines. Fans of the video can now take a behind-the-scenes look at how the colorful visual came to life. There's a pool, a wooden bridge, larger-than-life arts and crafts and a bevvy of other materials that played a role. There's also a clip where Harris recounts meeting Lipa two years ago, saying: "Two years later, I had this half-finished song and I thought it'd be perfect for her." (Billboard)

50 Cent Mocks Kanye West's Lipo Admission Again, Says He's Leaving Instagram After Alleged Censorship. Between trolling Kanye West on Twitter and waving "bye" to Instagram over claims that it removed one of his posts without notification, 50 Cent had a very busy day on social media Wednesday (May 9). A week after 50 took to Insta to mock 'Ye's TMZ admission that he got liposuction surgery to avoid getting called fat, the "In Da Club" rapper was at it again on Wednesday, posting a series of tweets in which he appeared to be making fun of West. "I'm going to bed hungry tonight because I don't want you guys to call me fat," he wrote. "And I don't want to get lipo." The post was spiked with an eyebrow-up quizzical emoji. Earlier, before posting a few sweet pictures of his son at the Dodgers game, 50 seemed to take a few more swings at Kanye, tweeting about being "the best ever" and quipping, "look at the bright side, I could be saying slavery was a choice," an apparent reference to West's controversial claim to that effect from his TMZ interview and the "Lift Yourself" MC's frequent claims of superiority. At the same time he was regaling his 10 million Twitter followers with his latest digs at West, 50 also announced that he was dipping out on his nearly 18 million Instagram fans following what he claimed was a censorship by the Facebook-owned photo app. "I'm leaving IG, I'm going back to Twitter. They take shit down off my page without notifying me. #censorthesenuts," he wrote alongside an Insta post in which he's raising a glass of champagne. He didn't, however, specify which content was censored. That announcement was followed by four blacked out posts that appeared to contain no content. On Twitter, 50 wrote, "I had to leave IG, I'm practicing abstinence." HotNewHipHop.com reported that the flight from Instagram came after the social network censored a screen shot of singer Teairra Mari's sex tape -- an image that Billboard could not confirm at press time. On Wednesday, Love & Hip-Hop star Mari announced that her social media was hacked by an ex-lover and that she planned to pursue legal action. "Recently, my social media was compromised by someone who I felt was deserving of my love and trust," she wrote on Twitter. "I recognize the need to be more cautious and discerning. My hope is for women to remain strong and dignified when they find themselves having to address hateful and juvenile acts by former lovers who find it difficult to act in an adult manner. Revenge Porn is a crime in California and I will be in pursuit of justice." In California, revenge porn can lead to a misdemeanor and up to six months in jail. Instagram, which could not be reached for comment at press time, does not allow pornographic material on its service. Its terms of service specify: "You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service." (Billboard)

T.I. is tired of setting the record straight about his record in trap music, which probably explains why he's shading mega producer Brian Grazer's planned biopic on Gucci Mane. We got T.I. out in Bev Hills Wednesday and asked him about Brian's big news -- he told us he's doing an "8 Mile"-style movie about Gucci because he sees the rapper as the "progenitor of trap music." For starters, Tip dropped a bombshell, saying he turned down Brian's movie proposal way back in the day. Translation: Gucci's gettin' my trappy seconds! As for the dispute about who's the true godfather of trap ... T.I. got pretty intense, calling it "idiocy" to even talk about it at this point. Progenitor (Google it) ... mic drop? (TMZ)

Spotify Removes R. Kelly Music From Its Playlists As Part of New Hate Content & Hateful Conduct Policy: Exclusive. Beginning Thursday (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly's music on any of the streaming service's editorial or algorithmic playlists. Under the terms of a new public hate content and hateful conduct policy Spotify is putting into effect, the company will no longer promote the R&B singer's music in any way, removing his songs from flagship playlists like RapCaviar, Discover Weekly or New Music Friday, for example, as well as its other genre- or mood-based playlists. "We are removing R. Kelly's music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly," Spotify told Billboard in a statement. "His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it. We don't censor content because of an artist's or creator's behavior, but we want our editorial decisions -- what we choose to program -- to reflect our values. When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator." Over the past several years, Kelly has been accused by multiple women of sexual violence, coercion and running a "sex cult," including two additional women who came forward to Buzzfeed this week. Though he has never been convicted of a crime, he has come under increasing scrutiny over the past several weeks, particularly with the launch of the #MuteRKelly movement at the end of April. Kelly has vociferously defended himself, saying those accusing him are an "attempt to distort my character and to destroy my legacy." And while RCA Records has thus far not dropped Kelly from his recording contract, Spotify has distanced itself from promoting his music. "When we look at promotion, we look at issues around hateful conduct, where you have an artist or another creator who has done something off-platform that is so particularly out of line with our values, egregious, in a way that it becomes something that we don't want to associate ourselves with," Jonathan Prince, Spotify's vp/head of content and marketplace policy, tells Billboard. "So we've decided that in some circumstances, we may choose to not work with that artist or their content in the same way -- to not program it, to not playlist it, to not do artist marketing campaigns with that artist." Kelly is the only artist that Spotify specifically acknowledged would fall under this new public policy, though others may also be affected. The hateful conduct provision is one part of the new policy, which also includes a provision for hate content. The company is making a point to acknowledge there are different cultural standards as to what could be considered offensive in different regions around the globe -- Spotify is available in more than 50 countries worldwide -- but worked together with several advocacy groups to determine its definition of hate content, including The Southern Poverty Law Center, The Anti-Defamation League, Color Of Change, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), GLAAD, Muslim Advocates and the International Network Against Cyber Hate. "Hate content is content that expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability," the policy reads. "When we are alerted to content that violates our policy, we may remove it (in consultation with rights holders) or refrain from promoting or manually programming it on our service." The company acknowledges that, with more than 35 million tracks on its service, it cannot police everything, and has introduced a three-pronged reporting system for hate content or hateful conduct, including internal monitoring from its teams already in place; consultations with expert partners, such as the advocacy groups it worked with to develop the policy; and user comments and reports. The company also says it has created a monitoring tool called Spotify AudioWatch to help it screen for and flag hate content. The new guidelines for Spotify arrive not just in the midst of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements -- which helped springboard the #MuteRKelly initiative -- but also as YouTube, another music streaming service with a widely-used free tier and a massive user base, has had to deal with extensive criticism and an advertiser backlash revolving around its users uploading hateful content to its platform. YouTube has announced that it is working on ways to curb hate speech and content, and revealed a new filter to screen for "hate" videos and flag them for takedown, and to not place advertisements against them. It's also not the first time Spotify has addressed hate content on its platform; Prince acknowledges that the company has had internal policies to address such content for years, and last August the company announced it had removed an array of white supremacist content from its catalog. "We are pleased to be in partnership with Spotify, in identifying and setting standards to ensure content on their platform continues to allow for artistic and creative freedom and expression, while ensuring the most inclusive and just world we can live in," said Rashid Shabazz, chief marketing and storytelling officer at Color of Change, which worked with Spotify on its policy, in a statement to Billboard. "Spotify is a trendsetter, and we are encouraged and hopeful that the new policy will encourage others in the digital music industry to follow their example and look to address content on their platforms that may foster hate, discrimination and bias." "I think that, frankly, all of us have become increasingly aware of the responsibility that we have when we make recommendations about content, and particularly when we're doing that in a way that may send signals to our audience about what we believe and what we value," Prince tells Billboard. "So we thought it was really past time for us to take a really over-arching look at that. These are really complicated issues and this is our first iteration of a really comprehensive policy. We're going to continue to try to evolve our approach to these things." (Billboard)

Local leader threatens R. Kelly protest in North Carolina. Critics who accuse singer R. Kelly of sexual misconduct are threatening to stage a protest at his upcoming show in North Carolina if it isn't canceled. The threatened protest in Greensboro is the latest manifestation of the #MuteRKelly social media campaign that has sought to stop his music from being played. Kelly's management team issued a statement late Wednesday saying he was looking forward to the concert. Brandi Collins-Calhoun is director of reproductive and maternal health for the YWCA of Greensboro. In a letter to the Greensboro Coliseum, she said if the show isn't canceled, she and other community leaders will be standing outside the arena in protest. "The Greensboro Coliseum choosing to host a repeat offender condones the continuous abuse and harm that he has done to African American women and girls, and encourages rape culture," Collins-Calhoun wrote. "The coliseum has neglected to consider the Black women and girls that largely makes up the community that relies on them for community engagement and entertainment." She encouraged the coliseum to "do the right thing" by canceling the show and establishing "justice-centered policies and procedures" for planning any future events. The letter was also signed by eight other organizations, including NARAL, North Carolina Black Women's Roundtable and Professional Black Girl. Coliseum spokesman Andrew Brown said Wednesday officials would have no comment on the letter. Kelly was scheduled to be among the performers at a May 5 concert in Chicago but was dropped as protests arose. He issued an apology on YouTube, saying he didn't know why the show was canceled. "I never heard of a show being canceled because of rumors, but I guess there's a first time for everything," he said on the video. In the statement, his management team referred to those opposed to his scheduled performance as well as the people who want to see him. "A publicity-driven protest by a handful of people is in keeping with their First Amendment rights, and they are free to skip the event," the statement said. "Just as fans of R. Kelly have the First Amendment right to attend his concerts without reprisal and share their love of R&B." Kelly has faced intense scrutiny in the last year after women have accused him of sexual coercion and physical abuse. He has denied the charges. The social media campaign #MuteRKelly has sought to stop his music from being played. Collins-Calhoun said she's received expressions of support from around the state and expects protesters from cities like Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh and Durham. She said there's also been help from Chicago, and from Texas and Georgia. Saying she hasn't received a response from the coliseum, Collins-Calhoun suggested that if the concert takes place, it will be her last visit to the coliseum complex. She noted that she's taken her daughter to see other events there. "The fact that they would host a concert in the same space where my daughter has enjoyed entertainment is scary and it's disheartening," Collins-Calhoun said. (PageSix)

DJ Mustard pocketed a cool $50k but never showed up to the Australian festival that hired him ... so claims the company suing him to get its money back. Dijon McFarlane -- aka DJ Mustard, the famed producer behind some of hip-hop's sickest beats -- is being sued by Noque Touring, which claims it hired Mustard to perform at Jumanji Festival back in March. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Noque says it wired Mustard his fee and arranged for airfare, hotel and transportation -- but he was a no-show. According to the suit, on the day he was supposed to perform, Mustard tweeted, "the business behind this show wasn't handled properly in time for me to make it there." Noque's calling BS and is suing him for trashing its good name and to get back the money ... plus damages. We've reached out to DJ Mustard, so far no word back. (TMZ)

Drake's ex-producer, Detail, allegedly physically and sexually abused 2 up-and-coming female artists ... according to legal docs they just filed. One of the women is a singer named Kristina Buch, and she claims Detail raped her back in February after a recording session in Miami. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, he forced her to have sex with him in front of others. Kristina claims he got violent last week while they were at the Malibu Beach Inn. In the docs, she says he forcibly grabbed her by the hair, hit and choked her. Kristina claims he bit her lip during the tirade ... and she was left with bruises on her arms, head, back and legs. A second artist, named Peyton Ackley, accuses Detail of essentially making her and Kristina his sex slaves. Peyton says she considered Detail a mentor in the industry, but he'd told her the biz was all about sex. According to the docs, Detail walked in on Peyton taking a bath and forced her to have sex with him in front of another producer. She also claims he forced her to take nude photos while he masturbated -- and also forced her to record him having sex with Kristina. In March, she says he got violent and slammed her head into a wall and dragged her up a flight of stairs. Both women requested restraining orders, which a judge granted. Detail must now stay 100 yards from both of them, as well as Kristina's sister. (TMZ)

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Deadpool Goes All Out to Apologize to David Beckham. Deadpool is saying sorry in true Deadpool fashion. Fans of the first film may remember the beloved antihero making fun of soccer star David Beckham's voice. "Ever heard David Beckham speak?" he asked back in 2016. "It's like he mouthsexed a can of helium." Well, Beckham caught wind of the insult and Deadpool is feeling awful about it. So awful, in fact, that he's gone to extravagant lengths to apologize. He began with texts saying sorry along with a kiss emoji. When that didn't seem to do the trick, Deadpool showed up at Beckham's door with milk and cookies. Next, a handful of balloons and a helium voice of his own. "Too soon?" he quipped as Beckham shut the door. He also brought a mariachi band to sing "Lo siento" to the athlete, but no luck. Finally, Deadpool offered the ultimate consolation: tickets to the World Cup. "I can't stay mad at you," Beckham said as he embraced Deadpool in a hug and accepted his gift. "That feels so good," Reynolds' character retorted. "You smell amazing -- like cinnamon and man hug. Let's never let go." However, as it turned out, Beckham didn't know why he was apologizing. When Reynolds brought up the voice bit in the movie, the star said it didn't ring a bell. "What did you think I was apologizing for?" Deadpool asked back. "I mean, there's a list. Green Lantern. R.I.P.D. Self/less. Blade Trinity. Boltneck," the athlete retorted, listing off some of Reynolds' films. Ouch! Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18. (Eonline)

Ryan Murphy Announces 100 Percent of His Pose Profits Will Be Donated to LBGTQ Charities. Ryan Murphy is quite literally putting his money where his mouth is. The prolific TV producer is busy readying his latest creation, Pose, for its series debut on FX next month, and he's now announced that he doesn't plan to keep a cent of profits from the show for himself. In keeping with the show's history-making number of transgender actors in series regular roles for a scripted series and largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series -- as well as his commitment to championing progressive causes through his work -- Murphy revealed on Twitter that he plans to donate all of his profits to transgender and LGBTQ charitable organizations. Yes, you read that right. All of it. "These groups do amazing work and need our support," Murphy's tweet continued. "Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I'm supporting and encourage you to do the same!" Murphy, who recently signed a blockbuster exclusive deal with Netflix, followed his announcement up with some promotion for the first organization he plans to support, shining a spotlight on the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. "SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence," he wrote before attaching a link for fans to donate to the organization as well. Co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, the eight-episode dance musical, set in the '80s, explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. Evan Peters and Kate Mara star as New Jersey couple Stan and Patty, who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of the Big Apple, while James Van Der Beek plays Peters' financial kingpin boss Matt. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Also co-starring are Tony winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain and Dyllon Burnside. Murphy's decision comes on the heels of the successful launch of his Half initiative, which aimed to make Hollywood more inclusive for women and minorities behind the camera. Less than a year after its launch, his director slate was 60 percent female and had met 90 percent of its women and minority requirements. Pose debuts Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. on FX. (Eonline)

Cannes: Empty Chair Stands in for Russian Director Under House Arrest. Kirill Serebrennikov, whose feature 'Summer' is in the festival's competition lineup, wasn't allowed to travel to France from Moscow. An empty chair stood in for Kirill Serebrennikov in Cannes on Thursday, as the festival celebrated the Russian director's competition title Summer while Serebrennikov remains in Moscow under house arrest. At the press conference for Summer, a biopic about the early days of a Russian rock star in the Soviet era, the film's producers and stars framed the empty spot where Serebrennikov should have sat. A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Serebrennikov was arrested during the shooting of Summer on a fraud case his producer called "ridiculous." The director left detailed instructions on how to finish the shoot and did the editing himself once he was released from prison and put under house arrest. The Cannes festival had asked the Russian government to release Serebrennikov to attend the film's premiere but was roundly rejected. "We received an answer from Mr. Putin yesterday who told the Cannes Film Festival and the French government that he would have been pleased to help ... but in Russia justice is independent," said Joel Chapron, who was chairing the festival news conference. Russian authorities insist Serebrennikov's fraud case has nothing to do with censorship. Summer is based on the true story of Russia rock star Viktor Tsoi, one of the country's most successful and influential rock musicians, who died in a car crash in 1990, aged 28. Told mainly in black-and-white, with flashes of unexpected animation and a Russian rock sound track, Summer is not overtly political and will get a theatrical release back home. But producer Ilya Stewart said while the film was talking "about the context of that time, not stressing any similarities (with the present)," she said that "everything Kirill does in his work, whether it's ballet, theater or any of his films, it's about today. He speaks about today." Summer is one of two films in the Cannes competition whose directors are under arrest at home. The other one is Three Faces from Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi, which will screen on Saturday. Panahi is officially banned from making films or leaving the country. (Hollywood Reporter)

Swarovski's 'Waterschool' Makes Cannes Debut. THR hosted a panel with Oscar nominee Lucy Walker and Nadja Swarovski at the Carlton Hotel. After premiering at Sundance and screening at the Davos World Economic Forum, Swarovski's Waterschool documentary made its Cannes debut during a panel hosted by The Hollywood Reporter with Nadja Swarovski, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) dean Teri Schwartz and Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker. Swarovski said her family's company launched the first Waterschool project in 2000. The issue is close to her heart, and she conceived of the documentary to help spread awareness of the issues surrounding water worldwide. "People think of pollution usually, or the lack of water, but we can see there are so many other water issues," she said. The documentary delves into such topics as microplastics and even simple access to water in underprivileged communities. The documentary, which explores Swarovski's water education programs around the world, was created in collaboration with graduate students from UCLA's TFT, and mentored by two-time Oscar nominee Walker. "It was born out of our shared belief and our shared ideals around how to use the power of film to really drive change and to inspire audiences," said Schwartz. "Our focus is on using the power of story for good and for change and for transformation, to not only entertain and delight but enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world." Walker served as the mentor on the project, overseeing seven graduate filmmaking students and they traveled five continents to film kids working on community projects. "I was already a huge fan of Teri's work and how she's connecting storytelling with social impact," said Waste Land director Walker. "It's such a way that resonates with my work in the world." Walker said mentoring the young filmmakers and coaching them through challenges was incredibly rewarding, as they were able to get the stories onscreen. "It was an absolute treat to see these brilliant filmmakers tackle something new and to give them the tools," she said. "There were some really special things with nonfiction they were running smack into that I know so well, so it was really fun for me." The young people profiled are five girls that live alongside bodies of water, including the Amazon, the Mississippi and the Nile rivers. They work to educate their communities on protecting the clean water sources. "In terms of social impact, which is obviously a topic we've discussed with UCLA and with Teri, is what else Swarovski can do to help the greater communities to take their own individual initiative and make that difference," said Swarvoski. The company is also launching an online education program so individuals can adapt their program around the world. As far as a sequel, Swarovski said she would love it, adding: "I'm convincing Teri to do the next 10." (Hollywood Reporter)

Deadpool Apologizes to David Beckham For Zinger. Arguably, the best joke in the video is why Beckham thinks Deadpool, or rather Ryan Reynolds, is apologizing. He's really sorry. On Thursday, Ryan Reynolds shared a video of Deadpool apologizing to David Beckham for a classic joke in the 2016 film. The gag goes: "Looks are everything. You ever heard David Beckham speak? It's like he mouth-sexed a can of helium." In the 90 second video, Deadpool shows up to the soccer superstar's home with an assortment of gifts to say he is sorry. After ignoring him multiple times, there was finally a gift that Beckham accepted and the two share an uncomfortable hug. Arguably, the best joke in the bit is why Beckham thinks Deadpool, or rather Ryan Reynolds, is apologizing. Deadpool 2 opens May 18. (Hollywood Reporter)

Woody Allen cut from documentary amid allegations. An interview with Woody Allen was slashed from a landmark documentary about Manhattan's historic Carlyle Hotel over fears that the scandal-struck filmmaker would damage the movie. Sources told Page Six that Allen -- whose Monday-night jazz performances at the hotel have become an Upper East Side institution -- sat down to talk to filmmaker Matthew Miele for his new film "Always at the Carlyle." But the chat was cut at the last minute because the sexual assault allegations made against Allen by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow made him a controversial figure amid the #MeToo movement. (He's denied the allegations.) Miele confirmed to Page Six that the Allen interview, filmed in the famed Cafe Carlyle cabaret joint, made it into the movie's rough cut, but investors told him early this year that Allen should be cut out. Miele told us, "I can't put my finger on who got skittish about it, but I'm only the director -- not the people who put the money up." He added, "It's a shame because [Allen is] an elusive guy and he gave us the interview, and it's just sitting on the cutting room floor." Other star interviews in the film include hotel regulars George Clooney, Naomi Campbell, Tommy Lee Jones, Wes Anderson, and Allen's fellow Cafe Carlyle performers, the late Elaine Stritch, Steve Tyrell, Alexa Ray Joel, Alan Cumming, Isaac Mizrahi, Rita Wilson and John Pizzarelli. Footage of Allen -- who shot a scene for "Hannah and Her Sisters" at the 5-star hotel -- performing appears briefly in the doc, and his name is mentioned a few times by others in interviews. (PageSix)

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Jennifer Garner Gets Surprisingly Real in Her Rap About Motherhood. Jennifer Garner can act, but did you know she can also rap? The 48-year-old actress debuted her skills on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While co-hosting Ellen DeGeneres' Mother's Day special, Garner decided to give the expectant mothers in the audience a little advice through song. So, she played them her music video. The video started off with Garner playing the guitar and singing about the beauty of motherhood; however, she quickly ditched the guitar and rapped about the realities of childbirth and breastfeeding. "Imagine squeezing something out the size of a watermelon. How much pain is that? There'll be a lot of swellin'," she rapped. "And breastfeeding: It ain't simple. One false move, you've got a cracked nipple." As the song goes on, she also raps about exhaustion and diaper duty. "You'll retain more water than the Hoover Dam and change enough diapers to fill a moving van," she continued. Garner can certainly relate to the challenges and joys of motherhood. The Peppermint star has three children of her own, whom she shares with her ex Ben Affleck: Violet, 12; Seraphina, 9; and Samuel, 6. Garner admitted she experienced a lot of nausea during each of her pregnancies and said she would listen to Yo-Yo Ma to help her fall asleep. She also shared a story about how her doctor didn't believe she was expecting when she was pregnant with her first child. Garner said she woke up in the morning just knowing she was pregnant. However, her pregnancy test results weren't clear. So, she had an appointment with her doctor, who told her she wasn't pregnant. Still, Garner knew the truth and nine months later Violet arrived. "I don't use that doctor anymore, but I do have her. So, I won," she said. To see Garner's full interview, watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday at 3:00 p.m. EST. (Eonline)

Chris Paul Set to Host Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2018. In the game of hosting, Chris Paul is ready to deliver a slam dunk. E! News can confirm the NBA player has been chosen to host Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2018 later this summer. "I am honored that Nickelodeon asked me to host this year's Kids' Choice Sports awards. I grew up on Nickelodeon and now love watching it with my kids, and I can't wait to share this experience with them," he shared in a statement. "I promise to bring the fun, the slime and the most epic stunts in Kids' Choice Sports history." The telecast will tape at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. this summer with plenty of famous athletes making appearances. And beginning next month, kids will be able to cast their votes for their favorite athletes and all-star moments from the past year. For those who may not know Chris, the Houston Rockets' point guard is a proud dad to two kids. He also deserves the title of philanthropist thanks to his work with various causes including the Chris Paul Family Foundation. As for the NBA season, Chris isn't done just yet. The Houston Rockets will face off against the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals kicking off Monday. Mark your calendars! Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2018 airs Sunday, July 22 at 8 p.m. (Eonline)

Will Megan Be Able to Forgive Kyle and Actually Go Through With the Wedding on The Arrangement Season Finale? We hear wedding bells ringing! The day has finally arrived for Kyle West (Josh Henderson) and Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) to become husband and wife. Even though things ended on a rocky path after last week's episode, it looks like Megan is really going to go through with it. Thanks to Terence's (Michael Vartan) beautiful speech, these two might actually have a fighting chance. "We're here to tell a love story. A story of two souls. Neither with families of their own," Terence said on a beautiful mountaintop while Kyle arrived at the wedding altar. "Who roamed the earth in search of something they could not name or describe." "They'd never actually seen it, but each knew it was there, somewhere, waiting for them. They both suffered and lost hope, but grew stronger with each setback," he shared. "Until both were so strong they could not help but see each other." At that moment, Megan is revealed looking more beautiful than ever in her wedding gown. Will these two say "I do" before the episode is over? It's a beautiful day for a wedding... The season finale of The Arrangement Sunday at 9 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

Riverdale's Black Hood Revealed & His Backstory Is Creepy AF. Caution! This post (obviously) contains spoilers for the May 9 episode of Riverdale, so proceed at your own risk! Well, we guessed the who, but we could never have guessed the why. Riverdale just revealed who the OG Black Hood is, and it's exactly who we've assumed and kind of hoped (in the weirdest way) it was since he started making creepy phone calls to Betty: her dad! Hal Cooper's been donning a black hood and murdering/attempting to murder sinners for months now, which is really the only thing that ever-made sense. But we also learned the reason why he does such a thing, and it's certainly not what we expected. During one quite creepy sequence, Hal sat his family down in the living room and forced them to watch a home movie of him as a small child in what appeared to be a basement, enduring what appeared to be brainwashing from who we assume to be his mother. We learned that Hal's father and grandfather also murdered people, and Hal's parents had conditioned him from the time he was a very small child to help them take down sinners, and some of those sinners included the Conway family that was murdered 40 years ago (as Alice helpfully reminded us). Mr. Conway had learned the Cooper/Blossom family's murderous secret, and so the whole family had to die. Hal had been tasked with convincing the young surviving son that it was not Hal's dad who had killed the family, but someone else entirely. Apparently, one of Hal's mom's conditioning phrases was "you must do better," which is basically exactly what Betty said in her speech at the end of season one, which is what set Hal off as the Black Hood. Alice just sat there in stunned silence (though not stunned enough if you ask us) as Hal confirmed that he was responsible for shooting Fred, killing Miss Grundy (thanks, actually), killing Midge, and killing the Sugar Man (WOW remember when that was a plot?), but he did not shoot up the mayoral debate, meaning there's a copycat on the loose. Speaking of, the copycat was busy attacking Archie and Fred. Fred first took him down with a baseball bat, then stopped to make a quip about how he should have gone pro before getting himself shot right in the bulletproof vest. Also, there's a straight up gang war happening that brought in the Ghoulies, led by that goddamn Penny Peabody (hired by Hiram Lodge?). She wanted a fight so the Serpents would be destroyed, but Jughead's far too noble to let that happen, so he offered himself up alone. And then he died. Or at least that's what it look like when FP carried his limp, bloodied son out of the forest in his arms, with tears in his eyes. We assume Jughead is not dead but like...what if he is? He's definitely not, but maybe Cole Sprouse was like "please allow me to sacrifice myself" and Jughead is really, actually gone. He's not, even though we've got Archie, Betty, and Veronica staring at a grave in the promo for the finale. But he could be! (But he's not.) But maybe...no, he's not. Elsewhere, Cheryl revealed herself to be a truly badass archer when she saved her own damn self from the Black Hood/Betty's dad, and it was revealed that Midge's mom actually shot Fangs, who did not survive. Veronica and Hermione were also attacked by the son of that mobster who was killed (right after Veronica discovered yet another wild scheme), but they attacked him right back and killed him, leaving Hiram to clean up his own mess. And that's what we're left with, alongside a finale promo featuring no Jughead but an awful lot of deep dark looks. Time to go have a lie down til next Wednesday. Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

Outlander Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6. Are you sitting down, Outlander fans? Break out your finest scotch because we've got some celebrating to do. Rejoice, Outlander fans! Starz announced some very good news for fans of the time-travel romance drama on Wednesday: The show has been renewed for two more seasons (five and six!), and you can expect season four to premiere in November 2018. The network also released new images from the upcoming season for your viewing pleasure. "Fans can rest assured their beloved Claire and Jamie will be back facing new challenges, adversaries and adventures in seasons five and six as we delve into American history and continue the story of the Frasers as they settle in the New World," Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in statement. Outlander is currently shooting its fourth season on location in Scotland, with the 13-episodes based on the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon's series, Drums of Autumn. In December 2017, Outlander released the first teaser for the fourth season, which featured Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), and promised, "A new land. A new journey." The fan-favorite couple will be trying to make a home in America when the show returns in November. As for the two-season pick-up, fans can expect seasons five and six to both be 12 episodes, each based on their respective source material (the fifth book, The Fiery Cross, and the sixth book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes). Outlander returns for its fourth season in November 2018 on Starz. (Eonline)

Amazon pulls Jeffrey Tambor out of Emmy race in wake of sexual harassment allegations. To no surprise, Amazon will not be putting Jeffrey Tambor into contention for this year's Emmys for his role in "Transparent." Sources have confirmed to Deadline that Tambor, who has won multiple Emmys for his role as Maura Pfefferman on the Jill Soloway comedy-drama, will not be in the running for this year's Emmy as the streaming giant has pulled his name out of consideration. The news was first reported by fellow PMC site, Gold Derby. In February, Tambor was officially ousted from the Amazon series after being accused of sexual harassment. Prior to the announcement of his departure, Tambor said "I don't see how I can return to 'Transparent,'" citing the growing claims against him and "the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set." Tambor was a two-time Emmy winner for his role in "Transparent." He also won a Golden Globe for his performance. No word yet on whether Netflix and Fox will do the same for his supporting role in "Arrested Development." (PageSix)

Rick Moranis Joins 'SCTV' Reunion Documentary for Netflix. Moranis will join Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in the comedy special to be directed by Martin Scorcese. Comedy legend Rick Moranis will appear in Netflix's upcoming SCTV reunion, An Afternoon with SCTV, after all. Moranis, who along with Dave Thomas played SCTV and Saturday Night Live's beer-loving McKenzie brothers during the 1980s, was not named as part of the original cast members set to participate in a live taping of the comedy special, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on Sunday in Toronto. But Netflix on Thursday confirmed Moranis will appear alongside Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Thomas in the comedy special, which is set to launch in 2019. Canada's CTV also boards the project. Netflix will premiere the title globally in all territories, except Canada where CTV will debut the special. Sunday's reunion in Toronto will anchor the documentary about the cult TV series featuring members of Canada's Second City comedy troupe, with Andrew Alexander, John Brunton and Lindsay Cox producing. Most of the original SCTV cast moved from the Canadian touchstone comedy to successful careers in Hollywood movies and TV shows, including Martin Short, who brought many of his SCTV characters to his eventual star turn on Saturday Night Live. SCTV premiered in 1976, a year after Saturday Night Live debuted stateside, as a satire of TV programming conveyed as a broadcast day from a low-budget TV station in the fictional town of Melonville, with backstage machinations included. The latest SCTV reunion follows Moranis and Thomas last year reuniting for a Toronto benefit concert. (Hollywood Reporter)

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