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Monday, May 7, 2018

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Surprise! iZombie's Robert Buckley Marries Jenny Wade. Surprise! iZombie star Robert Buckley is a married man! The actor hopped on Twitter late Friday night to low-key announce that he'd gotten hitched to his girlfriend, actress Jenny Wade. The actor, who turned 37 on Wednesday (what a week!), tweeted a photo with chocolate cake all over his face and wrote, "Post-cake fight with (Borat voice) MY WIIIIFE." Who doesn't love a good Borat reference in a wedding announcement?! In the pic, the pair are both wearing rings on their ring fingers. One fan asked the TV star who had won the baked goods fight? Buckley responded, "I got cake and a wife so I'm pretty sure I did." Wade, who starred in the series Hand of God, also made a subtle reveal that the two had gotten married when she posted on Instagram, "Had our cake ate it too found more cake said i do [sic]." The two are currently enjoying a tropical vacation together and are Instagraming several images from the honeymoon. Buckley is also known for playing Clay Evans on The CW's teen drama series One Tree Hill. (Eonline)

Jordin Sparks Gives Birth to DJ, Her First Son With Dana Isaiah. Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah are parents! Sparks' rep confirms to E! News she has given birth to her first child, son Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. The baby boy, who will be called DJ, was born May 2 at 9:04 p.m. PT at the Natural Birth Center & Women's Wellness in L.A. DJ weighed 8 lbs. 4.5 oz. and measured 21.5 inches, People reports. Sparks describes the birthing process as "miraculously beautiful," saying, "Dana caught him with my midwife, Simona, and when he handed him to me, I was absolutely overwhelmed with joy. He was and is everything we imagined." Days after becoming a mother, Sparks tells People, "I'm feeling pretty good! I am so grateful for my husband and amazing team at the Natural Birthing Center. I don't think I would be feeling this great without them!" Sparks adds she "already" loves nurturing her son, gushing, "The joy, laughter, scrapes and bruises... I can't wait for it all!" In November, the twosome announced a double-whammy of news -- that they had secretly tied the knot on July 16 and that they were also expecting their first child together in the spring of 2018. "He's been like, 'I want to shout it from the mountain tops!'" the singer told People at the time of her aspiring model husband. "We're really proud to be married to each other and to be celebrating this." The couple eloped while on vacation in Hawaii with a small group of friends. "It just more solidifies the whole team sentiment of a relationship," Sparks explained. "You know you're still individuals, but at the same time everything is about 'we' and 'us' as opposed to 'you' and 'I.'" The pair celebrated the baby's upcoming birth with a baby shower with family and friends in Arizona in February. The 28-year-old, her hubby and her mother Jodi posted on Instagram photos from the party. "Little Bug can't wait to meet her cousin," Sparks wrote, alongside a photo of her niece kissing her baby bump, which she covered in a bodycon dress. "We had a low-key baby shower for Little man in AZ with family and friends this afternoon. It was beautiful. I am so grateful for the support system I've had growing up and the roots that took hold to support us now. This journey is incredible. God is good. #HGA #love #familyovereverything #JDshower2018." Sparks, who previously dated Jason Derulo and Sage the Gemini, said in December she couldn't believe she'd actually gotten married. "I'd gone through a crazy time last year, so I was just like 'You know what? I'm good. I'm going to stay single. I'm just not going to look,'" she recalls. "...He just showed up at my door." A month after their wedding, the American Idol winner said she surprised to find out she was pregnant. "It's been really crazy because everything changes. Once we got over the initial shock of it, now again just like it is with the marriage, to be able to share that this amazing thing is happening, it's such a great thing," Sparks told People. "We did this together!" Sparks also said in December that she couldn't be happier. "I'm extremely grateful because life is nuts. This is the best part so far because I have [Dana] and I have this little one and I have a new family," the pop singer says. "I'm the most content I've ever been in my life." Congrats! (Eonline)

Tia Mowry Gives Birth to Baby No. 2 and First Daughter. Tia Mowry's son has a baby Sister, Sister! The 39-year-old actress, who starred on the sitcom with her twin Tamera Mowry, and is also known for her past role on The Game, has given birth to her and husband Cory Hardrict's second child (and first daughter). She joins the couple's son, Cree, 6. Tia announced the big news on Sunday morning with a sweet Instagram photo of mama and baby girl in their hospital bed. The TV wrote, "Feeling grateful and blessed as we welcome our little baby girl into the world!" The star also wrote that her little bundle of love was, "Born May 5th at 10:29 am at 6 pounds and 4 Oz 19.8 inches." "We are in heaven," she concluded the birth announcement. Mowry had announced her pregnancy with her daughter in November and revealed the child's sex in January. Not too long ago, she and her family celebrated at a baby shower. In a video posted on Instagram on Apr. 18, Tia talked about the differences between her two pregnancies, saying that she was nauseous throughout her entire first one but only felt sick during the first trimester of her second, which is more common. The roads to baby No. 1 and baby No. 2 were also not easy for another reason. Mowry had gotten pregnant with both her children while battling endometriosis, a disease in which abnormal tissue grows outside the uterus and which can cause infertility. The actress underwent two surgeries and changed her diet to eliminate foods that can cause inflammation, such as dairy, processed sugar, refined flour and alcohol, according to Women's Health. "I don't think I could have gotten through this process without the support of my husband," she told the outlet earlier this year. "I think it's really important that someone is there encouraging you, rooting you on, saying you're not alone, helping you feel stronger and more powerful." "I find when you go through some kind of struggle, the reward is just so much greater," she added. "Now, I'm so overjoyed!" Mowry's twin Tamera and husband Adam Housely also have two children -- a 5-year-old son, Aden, and a 2-year-old daughter, Ariah. (Eonline)

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Danielle Staub Marries Marty Caffrey. Danielle Staub is officially off the market. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star married Marty Caffrey in a private wedding ceremony on the Bahamas' North Bimini Island at the Luna Beach Club. Staub's two daughters were present for the ceremony, People reports. A source tells E! News the ceremony was filmed for the Bravo reality show and could air in the new season. As for who was welcomed at the special ceremony, co-stars Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs and Teresa Giudice were able to score an invite. "Yeah, she asked me to be her maid of honor," Teresa confirmed on Bravo TV's The Daily Dish podcast. "I heard that the bridal party is huge." She also revealed that Danielle's two daughters will also be maids of honor with Melissa and Margaret serving as bridesmaids. The "nervous" bride, who wore a Pnina Tornai gown, spoke to Us Weekly a few hours before she walked down the aisle. With a laugh, Staub said, "All my family, my friends, everyone's checking in with me, and I'm like, 'Guys, I haven't showered -- I still haven't showered -- and I'm getting married today.'" After so many heartbreaks, Staub said she was "excited" to be a wife. "It's different when you're a girlfriend, and then it's different when you're a fiancee; the stages are all different," she said, adding that even Friday's rehearsal "made it super profound for me." Back in May 2017, multiple sources confirmed to E! News that Danielle and Marty were engaged after dating for more than a year. The proposal would later air on an episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey. "Baby, when I first met you, I was struck by how beautiful you were," Marty shared during the romantic moment. "As I got to know you, I fell in love with you. I'll do everything I can to love you, to protect you and to keep you safe. So Danielle Staub, will you marry me?" Spoiler alert: She said yes! "The engagement was simply beautiful," Danielle later shared with Andy Cohen. "He was such a gentleman." Congratulations to the couple on their new relationship status. (Eonline)

Mandy Moore Admits Her Wedding Could Happen at a "Moment's Notice." Mandy Moore is ready to say "I Do." Close to eight months after the This Is Us star got engaged to Dawes musician Taylor Goldsmith, fans of the couple are wondering when they could get married. As it turns out, the pair's special ceremony may happen sooner rather than later. "I think we have a general ballpark idea of when we want it to happen, but I think because it's not going to be some lavish affair, its maybe something that isn't going to require as much planning or at least that's what I'm telling myself," she told E! News' Sibley Scoles exclusively. "I picked a funny profession for someone who doesn't like all the attention focused on them so I've already done my girls weekend." Mandy continued, "It was sort of a birthday/bachelorette girls weekend all rolled into one and that was fabulous and fantastic so now I sort of feel like it could happen at a moment's notice. Maybe I won't even tell people and they'll just show up at the house and it will just unfold." You hear that friends? If you get invited to Mandy's place, be prepared for anything! Mandy shared her wedding update while supporting The Rinse, Recycle, Repeat Campaign that aims to educate young people across America on the importance of recycling responsibly in the bathroom to help care for the planet. As a Garnier Brand Ambassador, Mandy is partnering with DoSomething.org to become the face of the important campaign. In regards to Mandy's personal home, it's finally complete after more than a year of home renovations. To say she is relieved may just be an understatement. "It's just nice to feel settled and nice to have a home together and pets are all happy. I have a swimming pool for the first time since I like grew up in Florida," she shared with E! News. "I was sort of like hopping around for the last couple of years since the show started so you really don't realize how nice it is to have a place to call home and not have stuff in boxes and living out of a suitcase." She added, "I love being home more than before." (Eonline)

Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence Are Engaged. Talk about a birthday to remember! As Cheryl Burke celebrated her special day, the Dancing With the Stars pro received a romantic proposal from her longtime boyfriend Matthew Lawrence. "OMG! So far so good for 34!," she wrote on Instagram Thursday evening. "#amilliontimesyes #imengaged #herecomesthebride." In the social media post, fans got to see a great shot of her stunning diamond ring. And yes, she's totally smiling from ear to ear. Just last month, the couple attended a red carpet event where they couldn't help but display their love for one another. And yes, you could say it was a special date night for the typically low-key duo. "Date night is like taking everything off, putting our PJs on and staying up till 4 in the morning and obsessing over Homeland," she joked to E! News' Sibley Scoles. Those close to the couple sensed that an engagement could be in Cheryl's future. A romantic vacation to Sandals LaSource Grenada in the Caribbean didn't hurt things either. "Cheryl and Matthew are very serious. They are super happy," a source shared with E! News. "They tried to keep their relationship on the down low for several months and were taking it very slow, but now they are extremely serious." Our insider added, "Cheryl thinks that 'second time's a charm' and she is more in love than ever and Matthew absolutely reciprocates the same feelings." Back in February 2017, E! News was first to report that the Dance Moms star and Matthew were dating again after breaking up in 2008. They previously dated for close to a year after meeting on the set of Dancing With the Stars. "They are both really lucky to have each other," a source shared. Another insider added, "They reconnected after being apart so long, perhaps it's like it was always meant to be." Congratulations to the happy couple on their new relationship status. (Eonline)

Meghan Markle Won't Have a Maid of Honor at Royal Wedding. Meghan Markle decided not to have a maid of honor for her wedding to Prince Harry. With just 15 days left until the couple says "I do" at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace has now confirmed to E! News that the bride-to-be doesn't have a maid of honor. "She has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn't want to choose one over another," Kensington Palace tells us in a statement. 'All have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She's very happy to have their support." Details about Meghan's bridesmaids have yet to be released, but one of her close friends who will be in attendance at the royal wedding on May 19 is Quantico star Priyanka Chopra. Earlier this week, the actress confirmed on SiriusXM's The Jenny McCarthy Show that she will be at her pal's wedding. "I've known Meghan for a few years now and I'm super happy for her, and I'm just really happy to be a part of her big day, ya know?" Priyanka said. "I think she was born to be a global influencer and this has given her the opportunity to do that," Priyanka went on to share. "She's always been someone who's so just aware and interested in the world. I met her three or four years ago and that's what we bonded on -- was how much we feel like we contribute to that as public people. I really feel like that's what she was born to do and I hope this gives her the opportunity do that." On Friday, a statement from the Communications Secretary to Prince Harry was released, which shared details about the couple's upcoming wedding, including how they'll be honoring the late Princess Diana at the ceremony. "All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading," the statement reads. "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day." The statement also revealed that both of Meghan's parents would play "important" roles in the wedding day. On the morning of the ceremony, Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, will ride with her daughter to Windsor Castle. During the ceremony, Meghan's dad, Thomas Markle, will walk his daughter down the aisle. (Eonline)

How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Honoring Princess Diana at Royal Wedding. Princess Diana's spirit will definitely be felt at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. On May 19, Harry and Meghan will tie the knot at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. With the wedding just two weeks away, new information about the ceremony is being released, including the guest list. On Friday, a statement from the Communications Secretary to Prince Harry was released which states that the royal is "keen to involve his mother's family in his wedding." "All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading," the statement reads. "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day." Following the couple's engagement announcement in November, the duo sat down for an interview, during which Harry said that his late mother and Meghan would've been "best friends." When asked what it meant to have stones that belonged to Princess Diana included in her engagement ring, Meghan shared, "I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness is - and the inclusion of that and obviously not being able to meet his mom it's so important to me to - to know that she's a part of this with us." She continued, "And I think in being able to meet his aunts and - and also like Julia and just different people who were so important to his mom, I'm able to, in some way, know a part of her through them and of course through him. And it's - it's incredibly special. And you know to be able to have this which sort of links where you come from and Botswana which is important to us and it's - it's perfect." Prince Harry then shared what his mother would've thought of Meghan. "Oh they'd be thick as thieves, without question, I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me, but then, as I said, would have probably been best friends - best friends with Meghan," he said. "So no it's - you know it is days like - days like today when - when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news. But you know with the ring and with everything else that's going on I'm sure she's... " "...she's with us," Markle said. The statement released on Friday also shared that both of Meghan's parents would play "important" roles in the wedding day. On the morning of the ceremony, Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, will ride with her daughter to Windsor Castle. During the ceremony, Meghan's dad, Thomas Markle, will walk his daughter down the aisle. (Eonline)

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Honeymoon Is Delayed. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's honeymoon will be worth the wait! Kensington Palace confirmed Friday that the soon-to-be husband and wife will not embark on a romantic getaway immediately after their May 19 nuptials. Instead, Prince Harry and Meghan's first official engagement as a married couple is scheduled for the week after the wedding. Their honeymoon will happen eventually, though official dates and a location have not been announced. Contrary to reports that indicate the lovebirds will celebrate their marriage in Namibia, a source previously told E! News it is not in fact apart of their travel itinerary. As of a few weeks ago, the insider said their trip had only recently been booked, explaining, "Going somewhere they can bring minimal security too and not worry about people seeing them has been of the utmost importance." And as the countdown continues for the couple's wedding at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, both Prince Harry and Meghan are dotting their I's and crossing their T's before the big day. The palace shared a plethora of other wedding updates, including plans for Markle's father to walk her down the aisle, how Princess Diana's memory will be honored with her three siblings attending, and the bride's decision to forgo a maid of honor. (Eonline)

Yes, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk Have a Prenup. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are getting closer to saying "I do." A source confirms to E! News that the Avengers actress and TV writer have a prenup in place ahead of their wedding. "Yes, there is a prenup. It was very easy and they were both agreeable to the terms," the insider tells us. "This was just one of the steps in their wedding planning process. They have both been married before and felt this needed to happen." The source continued, "They each have assets and children from previous marriages so it makes sense to have an agreement in place. There were no surprises and it was a quick process." Paltrow, 45, was previously married to Coldplay's Chris Martin, with whom she shares two children with. Falchuk, 47, also has two children from his first marriage. This news comes four months after the couple confirmed their engagement to the world. "We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives, when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship," Paltrow and Falchuk said in a joint statement at the time. Last month, the couple celebrated their engagement with a star-studded bash in downtown Los Angeles. Celeb guests at the party included Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Handler, Kate Hudson, as well as Cameron Diaz and husband Benji Madden. Us Weekly was first to report the prenup news. (Eonline)

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Talk Collaborating on New Music and Another Baby! Plus, Will Jessica Appear on Their E! Reality Show? It's not long before Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross bring their super-cute, musical family to our TV screens and we're so here for it! The couple spoke to E! News exclusively where they dished on everything from having another baby to their new music. "One more," Ashlee laughed. "I definitely want to have another one, for sure. I love being a mom. I mean there's really nothing greater than my kids. So, for me, that's something I continue to want to do in life." Evan praised his wife's talents and her mothering. "I got lucky. The fact that I've got a wife who is such an amazing mother, but also so extremely talented. I think there's always a time for everything," Evan said. "She's ready now to show her entertainment side and all that kind of stuff. It's amazing to watch cause she's so talented." The kids are excited about their mom's return to music too. In fact, the couple has been making music together. "And it's cute cause the kids get excited. I'll see Bronx playing my old music for Jagger and I'm like, 'Oh my God, that's so cute!' and then when we play our new music they're always there listening and it's so sweet," Ashlee gushed. As far as their famous sisters making a cameo on the show, well, you'll just have to wait and see! (Eonline)

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Are 'Fully Back Together'. Khloe Kardashian has put the past in the past when it comes to Tristan Thompson. An insider confirms exclusively to Us Weekly that the pair are "fully back together," despite his cheating scandal. Just two days before the couple welcomed their daughter True Thompson on April 12, photos and videos surfaced showing Thompson, 27, kissing other woman. Us Weekly later confirmed that he was cheating with at least five different women. However, the new mother, 33, is not leaving Cleveland and feels "the whole world is against Tristan," our source adds. "No one in her world is supporting Tristan and she's still in love with him." Our insider also confirms that she has seen all of the photos and videos of her boyfriend with other women. Photos published by The Shade Room showed him entering a hotel on April 7 with Instagram model Lani Blair, while a video posted by TMZ on April 10 showed the Cavaliers forward kissing two different women in Washington D.C. in October. "Those around Khloe are trying to be as supportive to her as they can. It's hard because if everyone distances themselves from Tristan, they'll risk losing Khloe," the insider also notes. "Luckily there's this buffer time. She always planned to stay in Cleveland the first three months. Now with Tristan in the playoffs for possibly another month, no decision needs to be made right now." Kris Jenner appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Friday, May 4, and shed light on the situation, getting choked up talking about the tough time her daughter has been going through. "I'm so proud of that kid. I get choked up because she's such a good mom and honestly I get so emotional," she shared. "I was in Cleveland last week, it was snowing, and she was all nestled in the nursery and the baby. She's just concentrating on that, just being a mom, her baby and that's what her sisters are doing as well. She's so excited about motherhood and trying to get the nursing thing down, which is a little tricky. She's trying, she's really trying. That was a little bit tricky when I was there ... She's figuring it out one day at a time, she's just the best mom already. That baby is so cute, little True." (People)

Khloe Kardashian has gone public in her support for baby daddy Tristan Thompson ... cheering him on Saturday night as the Cavaliers squeaked past the Raptors by a score of 105 to 103. Khloe showed up at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland -- escorted by security -- in what is almost certainly a showing that she and Tristan are together ... despite the cheating scandal that rocked her as their baby was being born. TMZ got a photo of Khloe and Tristan having lunch Friday with some friends in Cleveland. Although it's telling they were together, there was a chance it was for baby True, but the fact she showed up for Tristan's playoff game leaves little doubt ... they're still together. (TMZ)

Jenna Dewan Reflects on Her and Ex Channing Tatum's ''Instant'' Connection. All the feels! Jenna Dewan is featured on the cover of VEGAS magazine's 15th anniversary issue (her first since announcing her separation from Channing Tatum in April), in it remembering the day they met on the set of Step Up in 2005. "We started out as friends," Dewan recalled, "and I would say it was an instant recognition." The World of Dance judge continued, "When we met, it felt like we had known each other for many years." But despite their 8-year marriage ending, Jenna has no concerns about their friendship. As she put it, "Ultimately, no matter what Chan and I are doing, we're really great friends. I think that will never change, no matter what." Earlier this week, Dewan made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When Ellen DeGeneres host accidentally referred to the celeb by her married name, Jenna graciously accepted her apology and thanked fans for their continued support. "I'm so sorry. I introduced you, and it was just such a habit," DeGeneres said. "And I have to say, the way that you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful and for your daughter and the statements have been great. And I apologize. I just have known both of you for so long, and I'm so used to saying [it]." Jenna responded, "I know, I know. Honestly, thank you and everybody for all the love and support. It's truly, like, it's so moving. So, thank you. It's all love." Channing and Jenna share 4-year-old daughter Everly Tatum together. (Eonline)

"Teen Wolf" star Colton Haynes and his new hubby, Jeff Leatham, have broken up just 6 months into their marriage ... TMZ has learned. The couple got married last October, but multiple sources tell us the marriage's gone kaput ... it's currently unclear what led to the split. As we reported ... Jeff -- a florist to the stars -- went all out with his proposal back in March 2017. Jeff even enlisted Cher's help to pull off the spectacular proposal that included fireworks in Cabo. Colton has unfollowed Jeff on Instagram and almost completely wiped any photos of Jeff off his page. The star-studded wedding in Palm Springs was officiated by Kris Jenner ... other guests included Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara, Billie Lourd and Joe Manganiello. And just 4 days after their engagement, Colton told our camera guy he and Jeff were already talking kids. It's unclear if or when they'll file for divorce. (TMZ)

Colton Haynes Addresses Jeff Leatham Cheating Rumors Amid Split Speculation. One day after split speculations have surfaced, Colton Haynes is addressing rumors that his husband of six months, floral designer Jeff Leatham, cheated. On Saturday, the Arrow star took to Twitter and made it clear: "Jeff would never cheat. He's an amazing man. Please stop being mean to him. The song I wrote was about a past relationship." The comment does not however address the rumors of the breakup, which have been swirling ever since fans noticed that the duo seemingly unfollowed each other on Instagram and Haynes deleted pictures with his husband on the social media platform. Additionally, earlier in the week the actor dropped his first "demo" called "Man It Sucks," which discuss relationship problems. In the tune, Colton sings, "Man it sucks / and I don't like / when you're staying out all / night / and never answer your phone / I follow you around the world / just to feel left alone." But Colton's tweets slam any suspicion that the lyrics are about the Four Seasons floral designer. The duo tied the knot at a lavish wedding just over six months ago in Palm Springs, Calif. E! News reported that a source said their relationship went south some time ago. "Through their relationship," our insider says Jeff "pulled Colton away from his friends and Colton really started to lose himself." The source also said that the recent death of Colton's mother in March "really changed things." The source explains, "He realized how isolated he'd been from his friends in the time he needed them most. Their relationship was never as perfect or romantic as they had publicly portrayed." Meanwhile, Leatham's Instagram page still includes a post about their wedding day. "The fact that I get to marry this man who is beautiful inside and out at the end of the month -- makes me the luckiest man on earth -- he is an inspiration to me and so many others -- and I am so blessed to spend my life as his husband so very soon," he captioned a series of photos with Haynes. A month after they made their relationship Insta official, Leatham proposed to Haynes in Los Cabos, Mexico in March 2017 with the aid of some famous friends such as Melanie Griffith, Serena Williams and Cher, who all spoke to them via a pre-taped video message. In May, Haynes proposed back to Leatham. He shared a selfie of the two wearing while embracing by a pool and a video as well. The video has since been removed. Guests at the wedding included Modern Family star Sofia Vergara Joe Manganiello, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita and Billie Lourd. While Colton addressed the cheating rumors, Jeff has yet to comment publicly on their relationship status. (Eonline)

The Vampire Diaries' Steven R. McQueen Calls Off Engagement to Allie Silva. Steven R. McQueen has called off his engagement to fiancee Allie Silva. The Vampire Diaries alum attended the Voices In Displacement Gala hosted by The Syrian American Medical Society and while at the event he revealed the news. When asked about how the wedding planning was going, the 29-year-old told Us Weekly, "You know what? Actually, we called it off." "We did," he added. "But yeah, it's just the way it was. It happened." The actor told the outlet that instead of dating he's currently "enjoying me time." In January, the actor and the model both took to their Instagram pages to post the engagement news, sharing a black and white photo of the two kissing and holding hands over a romantic dinner. "She said yes," McQueen wrote at the time. "My best friend, love of my life...YES, yes yes a million times over @steven_r_mcqueen," Silver said. McQueen and Silva, whose full first name is Alexandra, began dating more than a year ago. He made their relationship Instagram-official in late 2016. Prior to their engagement, the couple had traveled together to a variety of places, such as Nicaragua, where they helped build homes, and also snowy Park City, Utah, where they rang in the new year prior to getting betrothed. McQueen made his debut as Jeremy Gilbert on the CW show The Vampire Diaries in 2009. He is also known for his role of Jimmy Borelli on Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire. Fans may also remember that more than a decade ago McQueen played Kyle Hunter on Everwood. (Eonline)

Shane Sparks -- best known as a judge on "America's Best Dance Crew" and choreographer on "So You Think You Can Dance" -- just got served ... divorce papers from his wife. Diana Sparks filed legal docs Friday to end their marriage after 6 and a half years, citing irreconcilable differences. She lists the date of separation as January 1. The couple wed in August 2011, and they don't have any kids together. Diana tells TMZ ... the couple grew apart and the decision to divorce was mutual. "We are best friends and forever will remain family." We broke the story ... Shane pled no contest to having unlawful sex with a minor under 16 in 2011 -- around the same time he got married. There were also allegations he raped a 12-year-old girl after driving her home from a dance class he taught. He served 135 days in jail. (TMZ)

Ken Jeong often plays a doctor on TV, but his real-life medical training helped out tremendously when a woman suffered a seizure during his live show ... TMZ has learned. Ken was doing a comedy set at Stand Up Live Saturday night in Phoenix, where a lady began seizing in the third row toward the beginning of the show. Eyewitnesses tell us Ken appeared to think it was a heckler, but the audience quickly made it clear she needed help. As soon as he realized what was happening, we're told Ken hopped off the stage and rushed to the woman's aid. Sources say he cleared the area and attended to her while paramedics arrived. An audience member who was also an EMT assisted as well. Oh, and in case you didn't know ... Ken actually obtained his M.D. back in the '90s. He's legit. Ken stayed with the woman until an ambulance arrived -- we're told at some point she regained consciousness while under his care and was brought back to her feet. She was eventually taken to a hospital, and Ken resumed the show. We're told he quickly addressed the situation, saying he was happy to be able to help ... and got a round of applause. Paging "Dr. Ken" never sounded better. (TMZ)

Kesha Admits She "Hated" Herself Before Seeking Help for Her Eating Disorder. Kesha is opening up about both her personal and professional challenges -- and how she came out stronger than ever. In a preview for her upcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the musician gets vulnerable when discussing her past struggles, which include checking into rehab in 2014 for an eating disorder. "I knew I had to because I hated myself so much," Kesha says about the decision to seek help. Despite this dark period in her life, something beautiful came out of it: new music. Kesha's released her third studio album, Rainbow, in August 2017. The personal album was a turning point for her. Of the album, which debuted at #1, she says, "I feel like I took my life back." This is not the first time the songstress has spoken out about her struggle with body issues. The "TiK ToK" singer recalled the exact moment she realized she needed help in an interview with Rolling Stone. After pretending to eat at a dinner party, Kesha became anxious about hiding her meal and decided enough was enough. "And then finally I was like, 'F--k. This. Sh-t. F--k this sh-t. I'm hungry!' And I am so anxious that I feel like I'm going to explode from all the secrets. All the secret times I'm pretending to eat or other times I'm purging, and I'm trying to not let anybody know. And I'm just f--king sick of this shit," she told the magazine. "And I remember just shaking because I was so fed up, so anxious, and I was just mad that I had let myself get to that point." She also spoke about it in the June issue of Cosmopolitan. "I'm not a size. I'm not a number," she told the publication. "I am a strong, badass, motherf--king woman, and quite frankly, I like my junk." On overcoming her insecurity, she continued, "It was scary, but I finally put my foot down and chose life." The preview also touches on her ongoing lawsuit against former producer, Dr. Luke "There's only so much somebody can take," she says, hinting at the legal battle. The full interview airs this Sunday, May 6th, on CBS Sunday Morning. (Eonline)

Here's Where Things Stand With Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kim Kardashian isn't fazed by Kanye West's recent behavior. It's no secret that the Grammy-winning rapper has been making headlines for his tweets, unfiltered interviews and new music. In fact, some reports have circulated claiming all of his candid comments have had an impact on his marriage. Ultimately, things appear to remain a-okay between the duo known as Kimye. "Kim and Kanye have a solid relationship, even with what's going on right now," a source shared with E! News. Another insider added, "She loves and supports her husband. Even if they have differences in views and opinions, she knows his heart." In regards to what Kim's family thinks of the situation, they remain supportive of Kanye especially in regards to his parenting skills. "As for the rest of the family, honestly they know he is an artist," an insider shared. "They love and respect him no matter what. He's a very loyal dad above all else." Just last week, Kim took to social media and fiercely defended her husband after his Twitter sprees. "To the media trying to demonize my husband let me just say this... your commentary on Kanye being erratic & his tweets being disturbing is actually scary," she tweeted. "So quick to label him as having mental health issues for just being himself when he has always been expressive is not fair." The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star added, "He's a free thinker, is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That's just not fair. He's actually out of the sunken place when he's being himself which is very expressive." Earlier, TMZ reported that Kanye flew from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to finish his new album scheduled to come out May 25. As for his Twitter feed, it's been silent all day -- for now. (Eonline)

Nichelle Nichols -- best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek" -- is suffering from severe short-term memory loss and needs protection from being taken advantage of ... according to her son. Nichols' son, Kyle Johnson, filed legal docs Friday nominating 4 fiduciaries to become his 85-year-old mom's conservators -- which would give them control of her finances and decisions related to her health. According to Johnson, this is necessary because her dementia is "impacting her executive functioning" and makes her "susceptible to undue influence." He adds ... "Certain individuals have unduly exerted themselves into Ms. Nichols' life to her detriment." Aside from her classic "Star Trek" role, Nichelle's been very active in Hollywood -- she even has 3 projects coming out this year. As we reported ... she suffered a mild stroke in 2015.

Russell Simmons wants a brighter future for his daughters -- even if that means spilling his own blood to get there. In attempt to flip the script on the waves of sexual assault allegations that have come out against him, the music mogul says he doesn't mind being "collateral damage" in the #MeToo movement, despite the fact that he claims he's completely innocent! Though the Def Jam Recordings founder and one of his accusers recently agreed to dismiss the $5 million lawsuit she filed against him, Simmons still faces a separate $10 million lawsuit and multiple sexual misconduct claims. In a new statement on Instagram, the 60-year-old said he isn't "too angry" about the lingering allegations -- because he wants to be "a forward thinker and supporter of the necessary change." Simmons added that even if there's "a little blood on my shoulders," he supports #MeToo and Time's Up, as he hopes the movements will create a "better world" for his daughters, 18-year-old Ming and 15-year-old Aoki. To sum it up: Simmons wants to make it clear that he completely supports all the women coming forward with allegations -- just not the ones accusing HIM. Cool, got it. (Perez Hilton)

Adidas Stands by Kanye West in Spite of Slavery Comments. Adidas is sticking by Kanye West in spite of the rapper's recent remark that slavery "sounds like a choice." During a call with Bloomberg Television on Thursday, the company's CEO Kasper Rorsted said Adidas has not discussed dropping the Yeezy designer within the past 24 hours. "Kanye has been, and is, a very important part of our strategy and he's been a fantastic creator," the executive said at one point, "and that's where I'm going to leave it." While the executive didn't reveal how much revenue Yeezy brings in, Rorsted did suggest the brand adds value. "If you look upon our overall numbers, last year, we did almost $25 billion. We're a very large company, and Kanye and Yeezy is a very important part for our brand -- you know, from a revenue standpoint, less so," he said. "But it's a very important part of how we promote our products, particularly in the U.S. and other parts of the world." In fact, Rorsted said West helped the brand "have a great comeback in the U.S." during a Thursday interview with CNBC's Squawk on the Street. However, he said that the organization looks into "other violations of code of conduct, of ethics" and "will do so with all of our activities internally and externally." "And then eventually we will make up our opinion on what we do moving forward," Rorsted said on the CNBC show, "and that goes for any activity we are associated with." Yesterday, West sparked backlash when he told TMZ, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years -- 400 years? That sounds like a choice." Shortly after the interview, a petition started circulating, calling upon Adidas to "cut ties" with West. West's tweets from last week would suggest the Yeezy brand is doing well. "We have 160 positions to fill by the end of the year," he tweeted on April 25. "Yeezy will hit a billion dollars this year. It is the 2nd fastest growing company in history. It is a unicorn on its way to becoming a decacorn." (Eonline)

Blac Chyna's value has plummeted at clubs across America, and the reason is simple -- her wagon has been unhitched from the Kardashians. BC's turning 30 next week, and we're told she's spread the word to promoters she's available for club bookings. We did a little digging and turns out Chyna's earning power has fizzled since breaking up with Rob Kardashian (unless waging courtroom war counts). The numbers are staggering -- BC went from booking gigs that paid her up to $30k not too long ago in her heyday with Rob & Co. ... to now struggling to snag more than $7k per gig. That's what several top club promoters in Cali told us, and it gets worse. One promoter said he wouldn't pay her a penny more than $5k because Chyna without Rob is like Sonny without Cher. A top Miami promoter said the max he'd shell out is $2k because she's not relevant anymore. BC's new boo isn't helping financial matters ... this according to one promoter who said her relationship with 18-year-old rapper YBN Almighty Jay, who can't even get into a 21-and-over club, is just whack. (TMZ)

Paris Hilton is the victim of a hacker, who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars as well as nude photos ... TMZ has learned. The hacker, a woman named Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, was active from 2015 to 2017 and stole from Paris and 2 other people. According to docs, she hacked Hilton's bank accounts, and used her credit cards to make reservations for a 2015 New Year's Eve party at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. The feds say Paytsar charged up to $40k on Paris' credit cards, that night alone. Paytsar also impersonated Paris online, sending emails requesting Hilton's assistant wire $80k to one of Paytsar's accounts. According to the docs, Paytsar jacked the naked pics from Paris' iCloud account, but it's unclear what she did with the material. She also hacked her dad, Rick Hilton and sister Nicky in an attempt to jack passwords for other accounts belonging Paris. The hacker was busted in 2017 and pled guilty to bank fraud conspiracy. She'll be sentenced on Monday, and federal prosecutors are recommending she get 57 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and pay restitution to the victims totaling $318,535. (TMZ)

Trey Songz is off the hook in his domestic violence case ... TMZ has learned. The L.A. City Attorney rejected the case Friday and will not slap the singer with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge citing insufficient evidence. The news comes less than a month after the L.A. District Attorney said Trey wouldn't face a felony criminal charge for allegedly hitting a woman, and kicked the case to the City Attorney's office. TMZ broke the story ... Andrea Buera claimed Trey assaulted her at a Hollywood Hills party because he was mad she was talking to another man. She claimed Trey beat her so badly she suffered a concussion and vomited. But, as we reported ... Trey's lawyer, Shawn Holley, gave numerous witness statements to LAPD that contradicted Buera's story of the events during NBA All-Star weekend in February. (TMZ)

G-Eazy Pleads Guilty to Assault and Drug Possession After Arrest in Sweden. G-Eazy is out of jail after being arrested in Sweden in the early hours of Thursday morning. A communications officer for the Swedish Prosecution Authority tells E! News, "I can confirm there was a trial in Stockholm District Court this afternoon. The prosecutor charged Gerald Earl Gillum on following crimes: Violent resistance, crime of violence against an official as well as illegal drug possession." Additionally, prosecutor Carl Mellberg confirms to E! News that G-Eazy was sentenced in Stockholm on Friday. The "Him & I" rapper received a probationary sentence and was fined $10,000. He was also ordered to pay the security guard who was assaulted ($800-900 US Dollars). He is no longer in custody and he is free to go. Mellberg also confirms that G-Eazy plead guilty to all three charges. He told his side of the story in court and was cooperative. He admitted to assaulting the security guard by punching him several times. G-Eazy also admitted to resisting arrest and possession of narcotics. Mellberg tells E! News that G-Eazy was in possession of two bags of cocaine (0.8 grams). The investigation is complete and the case is closed. G-Eazy won't face any jail time. Following his show in Stockholm on Wednesday night, G-Eazy was at club Solidaritet in Stockholm with Halsey and Sean Kingston. TMZ reported that G-Eazy was partying in the club and "acting belligerent" when security approached the rapper to get him to calm down. That's when G-Eazy "started throwing punches, striking one guard in the face," according to the site. (Eonline)

Southern Charm's Thomas Ravenel Says Sexual Assault Allegations ''Unfairly'' Target Him. Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel is denying one woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2015. Ashley Perkins alleges to Fox News that her mother, Debbie Hollaway Perkins, met Ravenel via Tinder and went on a date with him on Dec. 25. According to her claims, the reality TV star held her down by holding her wrists, pulled his penis out and inserted his fingers in her private parts. Perkins, who says she did not witness the alleged incident, also detailed the claims on her website. Ravenel's attorney, Richard P. Terbrusch, tells E! News in a statement, "My client enjoys a certain degree of fame and unfortunately has become -- unfairly -- a target for an individual who has, in my opinion, dubious motivations." Perkins claims her mother told her about the alleged incident immediately after it took place and took photos of her wrists. In June 2016, she says Gloria Allred (who had no comment when reached by Fox News) took on her mother's case and met for mediation with Ravenel's legal team. Perkins claims she was present for the mediation session. Perkins says Ravenel agreed to settle with her mother for $200,000. Additionally, Perkins claims her mother signed a non-disclosure agreement. She did not, however, and says she decided to publicly accuse Ravenel after seeing him on television. "I hope by coming forward that I will give strength and hope to other women who may feel that because they are in an inferior position with a man -- such as a man with money or power -- that they are not powerful," Perkins told People. "These men, such as Thomas Ravenel, are not invincible and they need to be stopped. This attitude of men dominating women must be stopped. The time is indeed up, not only for Thomas Ravenel but for women everywhere. I will fight for women's rights from this day on and I pray that I live long enough to see a change where this issue is concerned." Ravenel shares two children with his ex, Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis. E! News has reached out to Bravo for comment. (Eonline)

Kendall Jenner ripped off a pizza guy and is using his good name for her new radio show ... according to a lawsuit. Robert Karageuzian is the founder of Pizzaboyzzz, an L.A.-based art collective known for its enthusiasm for pizza and pizza-themed merch, and he claims Jenner has burnt his brand by launching her own project with a similar name -- "Pizza Boys." Karageuzian claims the trouble for him started in March, when Jenner, DJ Daniel Chetrit and Apple created an Instagram account much like his and even jacked his slogan -- "In Crust We Trust." He claims it led to his original Pizzaboyzzz Instagram getting shut down ... and he had to go through hell to recover the account and get his followers back. According to the docs ... it was announced a few weeks later that Jenner and Chetrit would host a new show on Beats 1 radio station for Apple Music, called "Pizza Boys Radio." Karageuzian says Jenner's project has caused massive confusion with his already established brand, so he sent a cease and desist letter on April 16 ... demanding they stop using the similar name. He says they ignored his letter ... and continue to promote their 'Pizza Boys' show. The Pizzaboyzzz founder is now suing Jenner, Chetrit and Apple to get them to stop using the similar name, and fork over some dough. Ironically, Karageuzian's Pizzaboyzzz Instagram account features a play on the popular Pizza Hut logo using their own name instead. We reached out to Jenner ... no word back so far. (TMZ)

R. Kelly was schooling the 20-year-old woman who sued him for allegedly getting her high on drugs and booze and then giving her an STD, saying she needs to accept the fact that she was somehow in the wrong. The woman, who is suing Kelly under the name Jane Doe, secretly recorded a conversation with Kelly recently in which she was trying to get him to confess to his alleged transgressions with her when she was 19. The woman does not get specific about the allegations, but Kelly almost immediately puts her on the defensive, asking if she has finally come to her senses -- whatever that means. Kelly is cautious during the conversation, saying she could fly to Chicago and have a face-to-face with him and hash out her issues. He suggests her parents put her up to filing the suit, saying they clearly resent him for trying to teach her life lessons. The woman has also filed a criminal complaint against the singer. Her lawyer, S. Lee Merritt, tells TMZ, "We remain committed to stopping Kelly from continuing to abuse vulnerable black women and taking the necessary steps to hold him accountable for his actions in the past." (TMZ)

Charlie Rose just got hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit from 3 women he worked with at CBS, including his personal assistant. The women include a broadcast associate, a news associate and Rose's executive assistant. In the suit, 2 of the women -- Katherine Brooks Harris and Sydney McNeal, his assistant -- say Rose told them they were hired specifically because he likes tall women. They claim he also boasted about his sexual conquests and encouraged them to share their sexual experiences. Harris and McNeal say Rose would tell the women they should become lovers ... with each other, not him. Harris says she once wore a mini-skirt with roses on it, and the ex-"CBS This Morning" anchor said they were HIS roses. All of the women say he would repeatedly caress and touch their bodies, including their arms, shoulders, waists and backs. They allege Rose pulled them close to his body and kissed them on the cheek. According to the suit, Rose would berate and intimidate them. Harris says he once told her, "I didn't know that I hired a f**king kindergartner." One of the women, Yuqing "Chelsea" Wei, was the news associate ... and in the suit she says Rose referred to her as "China Doll." She also claims he called her a "f**king idiot" when she booked him on a flight that didn't have lay-flat seating. Harris and McNeal say Rose fired them after the November article in the Washington Post where 8 women accused him of groping and exposing himself. Shortly thereafter, Rose himself was suspended and then fired. The lawsuit comes on the heels of 27 new women coming forward with allegations against their former co-worker. The women are suing Rose and CBS for discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment. (TMZ)

Bill Cosby will have no shortage of protection when he appears before the judge for sentencing in his sexual assault case. Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny tells us ... law enforcement in his small Pennsylvania town will be "100 percent all hands on deck" for Cosby's courthouse reckoning. We're told dozens of officers from the Sheriff's office and Norristown PD ... along with county detectives and courthouse security guards will be assigned to patrol the area. There will also be plain clothed cops to keep an eye out for anything or anyone suspicious. Kilkenny says law enforcement hasn't received any specific threats against Cosby, but they'll be well prepared for any dangerous situations or risks to his safety. Cosby uses his own security team for travel to and from court, but the Sheriff's office will provide additional escorts if a judge orders it. If Cosby is sentenced to hard time ... we're told he'll be treated like anyone else -- immediately placed in cuffs and led out of the courtroom by deputies to head for prison processing. As we reported ... he may get special treatment later on due to his health. We're told Cosby's sentencing is set to go down sometime in July. (TMZ)

Bill Paxton's doctor, hospital deny wrongdoing in his death. The doctor and hospital named in the wrongful death suit filed by Bill Paxton's family are denying any wrongdoing in his death. Cedars-Sinai and Dr. Ali Khoynezhad claimed in court documents that the late actor was "aware of certain dangers and risks involved" in the surgery, according to The Blast. They also claimed Paxton had "an existing condition" that made him susceptible to complications. They're seeking for the case to be dismissed. Paxton's family filed their lawsuit earlier this year. They claim that Khoynezhad performed an unnecessary procedure last February that resulted in the "Apollo 13" star's death 11 days later. Paxton died on Feb. 25, 2017, of complications from surgery for an aortic aneurysm that resulted in a stroke, according to his death certificate. He was 61 years old. (PageSix)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Princess Charlotte Kisses Prince Louis in Kate Middleton's Photo Shoot. Get a look at Louis! Prince William and Kate Middleton "are very pleased" to share two portraits of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis; Kate shot the intimate images at Kensington Palace. Louis' portrait was taken Apr. 26, and Charlotte' portrait -- in which she gave her baby brother a kiss on the forehead -- was taken May 2, her third birthday. Prince George was not photographed. (After Charlotte's birth in 2015, Kate photographed George giving his sibling a kiss on the head.) In a statement to E! News, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said Their Royal Highnesses "would like to thank members of the public for all of the kind messages they have received following the birth of Prince Louis," as well as those "for Princess Charlotte's third birthday." The public last saw Charlotte on Apr. 23, just hours after Louis was born, as she waved to photographers stationed outside St. Mary's Hospital in London. Louis (pronounced Loo-ee) is named after Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten. He is fifth in line to the throne, after his grandfather, Prince Charles; his father, William; and his siblings, George and Charlotte. Louis, who weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz., at the time of his birth, will not attend the royal wedding May 19, the palace said; he'll be just under 4 weeks old when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle. George, 4, and Charlotte, 3, will participate in the couple's big day -- likely as a page boy and bridesmaid, since those roles will be filled exclusively by children. Per the palace, Meghan will not have a maid of honor or an adult bridal party. William, meanwhile, will be Harry's best man. When can royal admirers expect to see little Louis next? If he follows the same timeline as Charlotte, he will be christened in July -- but Kensington Palace hasn't announced anything. Yet. (Eonline)

Shatner to address graduates preparing to seek out new lives. William Shatner is boldly going where he has never gone before: the graduation ceremony at the New England Institute of Technology. The actor best known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk on the original "Star Trek" television series is delivering the commencement address at the school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on Sunday. The institute says Shatner's message will be "one of hope in a time of change." Shatner also starred in the TV show "T.J. Hooker" and won Emmys and a Golden Globe for his work in "The Practice" and "Boston Legal." The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. Nearly 1,200 students will receive degrees. The school says many graduates are the first in their family to attend college. (PageSix)

Sir Paul McCartney just topped his Beatles drummer ... and joined 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling. Queen Elizabeth made Sir Paul a Companion of Honour Friday morning when she placed the medal around his neck during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. As for what the honour means -- it's given to people who've made outstanding achievements. J.K., Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen are among the other honourees. The timing kinda sucks for Ringo Starr though. He juuuust caught up to Paul less than 2 months ago when HE got knighted. Good to have goals. (TMZ)

Hulkamania could once again run wild in the WWE -- TMZ Sports has learned plans to bring Hulk Hogan back to the squared circle are currently underway. We've learned ... Hulk and high-ranking WWE officials have been in touch recently and it's been positive. In fact, we're told when the WWE made plans for an event in Saudi Arabia, one of the members of the royal family specifically asked for Hulk to participate. Ultimately, Hulk didn't go ... but it triggered a dialogue between the two sides. Also, Hulk and Vince McMahon both appeared in Bill Simmons' recent Andre the Giant documentary ... though, not together. Of course, Hulk got the axe from WWE in 2015 after a racist N-word rant went public. Hulk apologized and several African-American wrestlers publicly offered their support for Hogan. Now, we're told the WWE wants to bring him back into the fold -- and Hulk is down -- but everyone wants to make sure it's done "the right way." We're told everyone wants to be sensitive to the audience that was offended by the racist rant -- while showing Hulk's learned from his mistakes and is a changed man. Our sources say WWE was paying close attention to Hulk's speech at the Boys & Girls Club this week -- in which he said he wanted to help educate kids to not use the same language he did -- because they wanted to see how it was received. It went well with the crowd which gave Hogan a loud ovation. (TMZ)

Khloe Kardashian is adjusting to all aspects of motherhood. The new mom, 33, is doing quite well just weeks after giving birth to her first child, daughter True Thompson, on April 12. Kris Jenner could not help but gush about Khloe and her resilience in the wake of the cheating scandal surrounding the father of her child, Tristan Thompson, that occurred just before she gave birth. The momager, 62, addressed how Khloe was doing while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an interview airing Friday, saying the cheating allegations were "unexpected." "Khloe is amazing! I'm so proud of that kid. I get choked up because she's such a good mom and honestly I get so emotional," Jenner, with tears in her eyes, told Ellen DeGeneres in regards to how her daughter was handling the news. "I was in Cleveland last week, it was snowing, and she was all nestled in the nursery and the baby," she continued. "She's just concentrating on that, being a mom, her baby and that's what her sisters are doing as well." Jenner also discussed how Khloe was handling motherhood and breastfeeding, something she said was "a little tricky" for the Good American jeans founder. "She's so excited about motherhood and trying to get the nursing thing down, which is a little tricky," Jenner revealed. "She's trying, she's really trying." "She's figuring it out one day at a time, she's just the best mom already," she continued. "That baby is so cute, little True." As for how the KarJenner clan reacted to Thompson and the video that surfaced of him with other women, the matriarch said her family simply supported each other. "I think we do what we always do and that's spring into action with love," Jenner said. "We all hopped on a plane and flew to Cleveland because that's what we know to do." She continued, "I'm there to support my kids no matter what happens. I just do the best I can, just like anybody else would for their family. There's a lot of us and we all get together and we do things together and we're a force to be reckoned with." Jenner flew to Ohio alongside daughter Kim Kardashian West to be with Khloe for the birth, where the manager revealed the new mom "gave birth within hours of us arriving." "It was crazy. It was very exciting though at the same time," she said. "I think it was all sort of simultaneously happening. We knew that she was going to have the baby within a week, and I brought the doctor. And then we were calling from the plane. They said she just got her epidural -- I didn't think we would make it. You can't write this stuff!" Kim also recently addressed the scandal during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, though Khloe, who has turned off comments on all Instagram photos of herself and Thompson, has yet to publicly comment on the allegations. "Poor Khloe. Like, I don't even know how to describe it besides it's just so f -- ed up," the KKW Beauty mogul said. "We really were rooting for Khloe. And we still are," she added. "She's so strong and she's doing the best that she can. It's a really sad situation, all over." Jenner is now a grandmother to nine grandchildren: Mason, 8; Penelope, 5; Reign, 3; North, 4; Saint, 2; Chicago, 3 months; Dream, 18 months; Stormi, 3 months and True, 3 weeks. When DeGeneres asked Jenner why she lied about daughter Kylie Jenner's pregnancy last year, the proud grandmother simply smiled and said, "I pretty much lead a very confusing life, I'm confused at all times, so I kind of just mumble along and, hopefully, you believe it!" The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs weekdays in syndication (check local listings). (People)

Inside Eva Longoria's Star-Studded, Pajama-Themed Baby Shower. Eva Longoria's baby shower was the place to be Saturday afternoon! The pajama-themed party brought out Desiree Ansari, Robin Antin, Elizabeth Banks, Sophia Bush, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Marcia Cross, Melissa Fumero, Melanie Griffith, Carla Jimenez, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Justina Machado, Alex Meneses, Andrea Navedo, Ken Paves, Ellen Rakieten, Diana Maria Riva, Charlene Roxborough, Roselyn Sanchez, Marisa Tomei, Denyse Tontz, Denise Vasi, Lisa Vidal, Anne Winters and more. Many hopped in a photo booth to celebrate "Baby Baston." The brunch was held at Lombardi House in Hollywood. "Guests had fun in the photo booth with props, and they printed out their photos that said 'Baby Baston.' There was a Blood Mary bar and a lot of rose being passed around," a source tells E! News. "They also had massage chairs and hair and makeup if anybody wanted to get glammed up." Longoria dressed her baby bump in a lacy, strapless white dress. Priv offered Longoria's guests on-demand salon and spa services, such as hair braiding and manicures, and people played a funny game called "Guess What's She's In -- Porn or Labor?" Yellow balloons spelling "Baby Baston" were on display outside, near the shaded dining tables. Throughout the day, the actress and her pals shared pics from the outdoor event on Instagram. Longoria has a lot to celebrate this weekend, as Overboard hit theaters Friday. At the film's premiere, the mom-to-be told E! News it would be her last appearance before she welcomes her first child, a baby boy, with husband Jose "Pepe" Antonio Bastn. "I can't wait to meet him. I just can't wait to see what his personality is like, what he looks like, how much hair he's going to have," she said. "There's so much to look forward to, and it's becoming more real every day." Saturday's shower was held in the garden. At the end, Bastn showed up "and Eva got very emotional when she saw him. She was so happy he was there, and they could celebrate their baby together," the source tells E! News. "He gave a speech and thanked people for coming." Longoria left with dozens of baby gifts, including bath toys, books, car seats, clothes and a stroller. As the source said, "She loved the day and being surrounded by so many close friends." The actress, who got married in 2016, announced her pregnancy at the end of last year. (Eonline)

Sarah Jessica Parker's Twin Daughters Make Rare Red Carpet Appearance. Sarah Jessica Parker is ready for one special girls' night out. On Thursday evening, the Sex and the City star and her twin daughters showed their support for New York City Ballet's 2018 Spring Gala. In a rare red-carpet appearance, Sarah's twin daughters Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell posed for photos in their floral dresses and matching ballet shoes. As for mom, she held her daughters' hands while showing off sparkling silver heels and a white knee-length dress with sheer long sleeves. "Special night @nycballet and my wee dates are getting ready," Sarah wrote on Instagram before arriving at the special event. "The 'baby.' Time to get dressed!" She added, "Shoes moving toward @nycballet Spring gala. With my gals. Oh beautiful, talented @nycballet ballet dancers, we can't wait to see you. X, SJ and daughters." The evening gala will pay homage to Jerome Robbins as part of Robbins 100. The event's honorary committee includes Barbra Streisand, Jake Gyllenhaal, Shirley MacLaine and Sarah herself. In a recent interview with People, Sarah talked about raising twin daughters. As it turns out, the pair has developed their own separate traits worth celebrating. "They have different interests," the proud mom shared with the publication. "They're really devoted to each other, but they'll also say, 'I need time away from her.' Tabitha can play by herself for hours. Loretta always needs to be checking in. They go to different schools. That's Tabitha's idea." Sarah and husband Matthew Broderick also have a son named James Wilkie who is equally impressive. "I'm so happy with the young man he's becoming," she previously shared. (Eonline)

Birthday Girl Cheryl Burke Is Ready for a ''Fresh Start'' as She Reflects on Tough Year. Cheryl Burke is reflecting on the past year of her life. The dancer turned 34-years-old and while it may not be a typical milestone birthday, she told her Instagram followers "it feels like a real turning point in my life." "A lot happened during 33, both good and bad -- I got to share my passion with #LOTF and came back to #DWTS, I lost my father and came to terms with a lot of things that happened in my past," the Dancing With The Stars pro explained. And while Burke has had a year of ups and downs, the star says she is grateful for "my family, boyfriend, friends and team who have supported me and believed in me every step of the way." She went on to say that it was because of the support she has received that she is "ready now, though, for a new year and a fresh start." "I have new goals at 34. I'm realizing that, physically, dance won't last forever (that doesn't mean I'm done yet!). I need to step out of my comfort zone and be open to new opportunities," the dancer said. The former Dance Moms coach, who is currently dating actor Matthew Lawrence, added that she hopes to start a family soon. She wrote, "I want to surround myself with good people and eliminate negativity from my life. I want to push myself to be the best version of me that I can be." "I may be another year older, but I'm just getting started," the star concluded. In March, the 34-year-old lost her father, which prompted a brief break from social media while she was "dealing with some personal things." "Thanks for understanding and remember to tell the people who are important to you just how much you love them each and everyday," Burke wrote at the time. Happy birthday, Cheryl! (Eonline)

Ivana Trump appears on Italian 'Dancing with the Stars'. Ivana Trump be a dancing queen! Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana, appeared on the Italian version of "Dancing with the Stars" Saturday night wearing a partially see-through red dress. Ivana, 69, kicked it up with her ex-husband, Rossano Rubicondi, as guest competitors on the ninth episode of "Ballando Con Le Stelle." Her appearance came less than a year after she criticized The Donald's second wife, Marla Maples, for being a contestant on the U.S. version of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2016. "No class!" Ivana said of Maples at the time. "I wouldn't go on that show, dancing in those tiny dresses with the boobs and butt hanging out," she told People magazine. Ivana appeared to thunderous audience applause as she was escorted onto the Rome stage by her dance partner Samuele Peron. Video of the performance shows Ivana practicing with Peron, who was seen picking her up during the routine. Peron then handed the effervescent blonde to Rossano, 46, who got down on one knee to take her hand. Also appearing on the set were actors Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin, who were promoting their new flick, "Deadpool 2." (PageSix)

Kendall Jenner Claps Back Over Rumors She Shaded Kacey Musgraves in Lingerie Photo. Kendall Jenner is setting the record straight. The supermodel took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of her sitting on a rooftop in lingerie. However, social media followers were quick to notice that a billboard featuring Kacey Musgraves' face was blurred out in the background. Kacey posted the same photo via Instagram Stories and shared a close-up of the blurred out billboard. In fact, People reported that the singer blurred out Kendall's face in one of her posts. Although, the magazine noted the post has since been deleted. After a Twitter follower accused Kendall of blurring out Kacey's face, the reality star clapped back. "yoooo, I was working all day and didn't edit this photo!" she replied on Twitter. "Kacey is literally my f--kin fav! Space cowboy, I Miss You, Keep it to yourself, FOLLOW YOUR ARROW!! bangers!! ask anyone of my homies i die for her!" Kendall clearly doesn't have time for silly social media rumors. Just last week, she had two back-to-back red-carpet events. She attended both the Longchamp Fifth Avenue store opening and Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers Celebration in New York. However, she wasn't the only celebrity to attend these events. Cara Delevingne and Paris Jackson were also at the store opening. In addition, Elle Fanning, Naomi Campbell, Greta Gerwig, Ava Phillippe, Hailey Baldwin, Zendaya and Michelle Williams attended the Tiffany & Co. soiree. (Eonline)

Jada Pinkett Smith is moving on from her surprising feud with Gabrielle Union. The actress, 46, simultaneously revealed that she had not been on speaking terms with Union, 45, for 17 years and that they had recently reconciled. Pinkett Smith spoke to Extra on Thursday while promoting her new Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk about her reunion with Union. "I have a really touching episode with Gabrielle Union," she said. "We haven't been on the best of terms for 17 years and we have a reconciliation." "When the producers said we want to do a girlfriends show, her name just kept coming up," she continued. "It just couldn't be anything else." While the Girls Trip star may now be on good terms with the Seeking Mary Jane actress, she'll be the first to admit she has no clue as to how their disagreement began. "We don't even know how it started!" she said, adding their feud was "definitely" over. Pinkett Smith will host her new show alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris as well as her 17-year-old daughter, singer Willow Smith. "Red Table Talk is about raw truth, love and deep passion. My mother is old school, Willow is new school, and I find myself right in the middle," Pinkett Smith told PEOPLE in April. "I've done a lot of sharing and growing on Facebook. Being able to engage with the Facebook Watch community in such a deeply personal way is amazing, and I'm excited to be part of something new." "As a 17-year-old, it's important for me to be able to talk openly about what's going on in my life... there have been too many times I have felt alone," Willow said. "I feel like the only real valuable thing in life is sharing what we've gone through. Conversation, storytelling, pain, pleasure, joy, happiness and communicating that to each other is all that life really is. And for real, we put it #AllOnTheTable," added the daughter of Will Smith. Red Table Talk will premiere on Facebook's video platform, Facebook Watch, on Monday, May 7. (People)

Paris Jackson furiously went after a paparazzo for calling her a nickname reserved only for those close to her late father, Michael Jackson. The encounter went down as she was leaving a Met Gala event Thursday night in NYC ... with an entourage in tow, a throng of fans in the distance and horde of paps waiting to get a shot of her. Check it out ... one photog tries getting her attention by calling her "doo-doo head," a nickname the King of Pop held for his kids, nieces, nephews and even Macaulay Culkin. The use of the nickname clearly conjured up some deep feelings for Paris ... as she tore into the pap. It kinda gets worse ... after the encounter, other photogs start referring to her as "apple head," another term of endearment MJ also used for those close to him. For what it's worth ... our guy only called her beautiful. (TMZ)

His relationship with Tom Brady might be over, but Donald Trump's still cool with Bill Belichick -- with POTUS appointing the Patriots coach to his new Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. Trump will be appointing a handful of his pals to the council including Herschel Walker, golfer Natalie Gulbis, beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor and Mariano Rivera ... according to Axios. Remember, Belichick has been friends with Trump for years and famously wrote him a letter back in 2016 congratulating him on a "tremendous campaign." Gulbis and Walker have both appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice" with Trump. The point of the council is to help find ways to motivate kids to be more active. (TMZ)

Stormy Daniels is about to give Donald Trump a run for his money when it comes to slapping slogans on merch. Stormy's assistant, Michaela Catando, submitted an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month to have "Team Stormy" stamped on shorts, sweatshirts, t-shirts, tank tops and underwear. Surprisingly, hats weren't part of the mix. It's not the most original slogan, but here's what's interesting ... Michaela's Facebook page says she doesn't work for Stormy anymore. When we phoned Stormy's camp to see if Michaela was still on the payroll, they had no comment. If Michaela is still working for Stormy, it's possible this could be a way they're sourcing extra funds for Stormy's legal fees. (TMZ)

Herschel Walker says he understands why NFL teams won't hire Colin Kaepernick -- but offers a simple solution ... if a team asks you to stop kneeling, stop kneeling. The ex-NFL star says he respects what Colin was trying to accomplish with the kneeling and wants to help the QB make a real difference in the communities. But when it comes to the workplace, Walker says Colin should either fall in line and do what he's asked ... or don't expect anyone to hire you. "I own a chicken company," Walker says ... "If the guy that I hire don't want to do what I ask him to do, why do I hire him? And I think that's the problem right there, you know." Walker says he has contacts in D.C. -- including the President -- and would happily team up with Kaep to get things done. He just thinks the kneeling demonstration is the wrong way to go. Speaking of politics, we also spoke with Walker about his new position on Donald Trump's Fitness Council -- and he's VERY excited to make a difference. (TMZ)

Music

Inside Sugarland's Highly Anticipated Reunion 5 Years in the Making. No matter how much time has passed, some country music duos are stuck like glue. Five summers ago, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush found themselves in Las Vegas performing for fans at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. After singing "All I Want to Do," "Baby Girl," "Stay" and other hits, the pair who makes up Sugarland decided to take a hiatus. While some country music fans feared they would never see the duo making new music together again, they were proven wrong. Not only is Sugarland releasing a new album, but they also have a brand-new tour kicking off at the Choctaw Grand Theater in Oklahoma. "We never said that we wouldn't [reunite]. That was very intentional," Kristian shared with Billboard. "You can audit everything we've ever said with a fine-tooth comb -- and I think that everybody did -- and we never said it wouldn't ever happen." Jennifer added, "We always said that door was open. People always want drama, and there wasn't any." Instead, the pair decided to focus on other opportunities both personally and professionally. While Kristian enjoyed success as a producer with big artists including Lindsay Ell, Jennifer released solo projects and began an acting career. And yes, the Grammy winner also welcomed a son named Magnus Hamilton Miller. With busy lives already, some may want to ask the pair: Why reunite now? "There are things that we can do together that we can't do apart and there are things we can do apart that we can't do together," Jennifer explained to E! News at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards last month. "The timing felt right and when we got together, we didn't know why it felt right until we wrote this album and we heard it back and we said, 'Oh, this is why.'" Available on June 8, the album titled Bigger has already received plenty of positive reviews from fans and critics alike. In fact, Taylor Swift was so excited to hear that Sugarland was reuniting that she asked the duo if they'd be interested in recording "Babe" and including the track on the final product. Spoiler alert: They said yes and the song hit No. 1 on Apple's "The response has been really, really positive and you never know," Jennifer recently shared with E! News' Justin Sylvester and Carissa Culiner on Daily Pop. "After you've taken a bit of a break and you come back, you're like, 'I don't know. What are people going to think?' And we've been blown away." With a full-scale tour on the horizon, Sugarland will be able to reunite with fans across the country as they visit 48 cities from coast to coast. For the past several weeks, the pair has been rehearsing and getting excited for what is sure to be an unforgettable show. "It was joyous to experience playing some of these songs after such a long time away from them," Jennifer shared with E! News when recalling rehearsals. "Other than a few lyrics that I had to brush up on, the music was like riding a bike -- absolute muscle memory." A rotating cast of special guests including Brandy Clark, Clare Bowen, Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell are also scheduled to appear on the tour. "Fans can look forward to hearing the hits they've missed live over the past five years. They can also look forward to hearing some of the new material from Bigger as well. But most of all, the fans can look forward to coming to a show and being transported," Jennifer teased with us. "To forgetting their problems for an evening together. To becoming a part of a community and feeling seen. To feeling as if they have stepped into a different world that is full of beautiful and theatrical production and emotional, meaningful and most of all, fun music. To leaving feeling encouraged and hopeful." We'll see you on the road, Sugarland! (Eonline)

Steven Tyler got lured into a bar by a very familiar guitar riff ... prompting him to make an AWESOME surprise performance on Bourbon Street. It all went down Thursday night at the Famous Door in New Orleans, where Steven was casually strolling past. We're told a bar patron gave the band a heads-up the Aerosmith singer was nearby, and the guitarist ran out and invited him onstage. The band fired up "Walk This Way" and Steven did what he does. The crowd loved it, but the band members might have loved it even more. You've gotta see how they all reacted. Kudos to 'em for keeping up with a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. Gotta love NOLA! (TMZ)

Kanye West has turned the Wyoming resort he's staying at into Kanyeville ... because he and his team are the hotel's only guests. Our sources in Jackson Hole, Wyoming tell TMZ ... the luxurious resort is currently closed to the public because it's off-season. But get this ... the resort opened its doors when Ye's team came a-calling. As we first reported ... Kanye hit up the Cowboy State to apply the finishing touches on his 5 upcoming albums. We're told the hotel -- which features suites and private homes -- had zero problem accommodating Kanye since he's one of the resort's most loyal and high-profile clients. Sources tell us Kanye's staying at one of the several stand-alone homes that costs about $5k per night. The pad has its own private entrance and is separate from the suites, which btw aren't staffed ... save for a maintenance crew and some managers. As we've also reported ... Kanye will get a stream of visitors who will help him complete his albums. It appears Kim's also there ... making this much clear -- work comes with a spectacular view. (TMZ)

Guns N' Roses Releasing Huge 'Appetite For Destruction' Reissue with 25 Unreleased Demos. After a mysterious clock was seen on their new website counting down to May 4, Guns N' Roses announced when the clock struck zero that they will be releasing a jam-packed reissue of their debut as Appetite For Destruction: Locked N' Loaded Edition. The deluxe rerelease, due out June 29, will feature 73 total tracks (49 of which are unreleased) spread out across four CDs and seven 12-inch 180-gram LP's. Housed in a custom wood box wrapped in faux-leather, the massive set will also include a pressing of 1986's Live ?!* @ Like a Suicide EP, along with a second B-side collection EP and 25 unreleased recordings from the band's legendary 1986 "Sound City" sessions, with two additional unreleased tracks from the "Mike Clink" sessions. Once fans are able to sift through all that rock n' roll goodness, the set also offers up a 96-page hand-bound book with unreleased photos from singer Axl Rose, as well as 12 illustrations visualizing each song from the original Appetite For Destruction. Additional goodies include a 3D cross, 6 Iron-On stitched logo patches, five metal guitar picks, five metal rings, a specialized USB stick, five never-before-seen band member photos, temporary tattoos, lapel pins, wall posters and so much more. "Appetite For Destruction: Locked N' Loaded Edition is truly the holy grail for G'NR fans," the band's management said in a press release. For fans that, even after all this, can't get enough GNR, the group is currently on the European leg of their epic Not In This Lifetime Tour, which recently was deemed the fourth biggest tour ever, raking in around $475 million and counting. (Billboard)

Liam Payne Loses His Shirt, Throws a Sexy Late-Night Dance Party with J. Balvin in 'Familiar'. Some videos try to be fancy. But a shirtless Liam Payne and Colombian reggaetn star J. Balvin surrounded by a group of sexy dancers is a concept we can all understand. And that's pretty much the story line for the dynamic duo's brand new visual for "Familiar." The official clip for the pair's smoldering single dropped on Friday morning (May 4) and it finds them hosting a Fast and Furious-style late night Miami dance party blazed by the headlights from a circle of classic cars, with plenty of scantily clad dancers on hand. Did we mention that Liam is shirtless? And that the former One Direction member does something his on-hiatus group was famously averse to: busts a few dance moves? The action moves from the rooftop to a VIP club at one point, but for the most part the camera focuses on the two men doing their thing side-by-side, their chemistry as smooth as the Mike Sabath-produced summery track. The song is expected to appear on Payne's upcoming debut solo album, LP1, due later this year. (Billboard)

Cannes: Tina Turner Doc in Works from 'Man on Wire' Producers. The film heading to the market in Cannes will be the first to tell the story of the iconic "What's Love Got to do With It" singer. Tina Turner is finally getting the documentary treatment. Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the filmmakers behind the Emmy-winning LA 92 and Oscar-winning Undefeated, are reuniting with Lightbox, co-founded by Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man, Whitney) and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Fantastic Lies, Whitney) to tell the full story for the first time - of global icon and undisputed Queen of Rock and Roll. Altitude Film Sales is introducing the feature documentary Tina Turner (working title) to buyers at Cannes with Altitude Film Distribution acquiring distribution rights for the UK and Ireland. The film goes into production this summer. Altitude has previously partnered with Lightbox on Whitney, directed by Kevin Macdonald, which is receiving its world premiere in Cannes this month. Erwin Bach, record producer and Turner's partner and husband will executive produce alongside Tali Pelman of Stage Entertainment which launched the hit stage show, Tina Turner The Musical in London's West End last month. Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall will serve as executive producers for Altitude. The first feature documentary to be made about the singer, Tina Turner will feature candid interviews with friends, family members, musical collaborators, and Tina herself, together with a wealth of incredible footage - some of it unseen - showcasing the raw power and energy of her performances. Delving beyond the public narrative of her iconic life story, it will uncover who Tina really is as a private person; the deep emotional and spiritual resources she has been able to draw on to transcend these hurdles and rise to these heights. "This is the first time I've agreed to a be part of a major documentary about my life and it's certainly a leap of faith!," said Turner. "But I'm excited about the process we're about to embark on and hope my story, presented in an honest and authentic way and made by award winning documentary filmmakers, will give audiences a true sense of what life has been from my point of view. And if my story inspires people and gives them hope it will have been worth it." (Billboard)

Alt-rock band The Used has a scary problem with an ex-member who's threatening to get revenge for his firing by killing himself at one of their shows ... according to the band. The rockers from Utah just filed to get a restraining order against their former guitarist, Justin Shekoski, who was fired a few months ago over "artistic differences." According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Shekoski has threatened violence against his ex-bandmates ... and even threatened to "f**king hang [him]self in the middle of a show." They say he's fired off some intensely threatening texts, too. In one, he allegedly said retaliation "is the only way to get justice." In another he says, "those f**ks ruined my life and stole all of my creative work." The Used were granted the protection ... which requires Shekoski to stay 100 yards away from all members of the group, and any place they work. That includes any venues where the group's performing. And now ... something from their happier days. (TMZ)

Movies

'Tully' director says Charlize Theron is 'brilliantly funny'. Director Jason Reitman says "Tully" star Charlize Theron doesn't get enough chances in Hollywood films to show off her sense of humor. "I think that Charlize has a fierce humanity to her and a sense of humor that can reach anybody," he told us at a Whitby Hotel screening of his latest film. "I do not think she gets many opportunities to share that sense of humor on-screen. So I get thrilled by these opportunities ... to showcase how brilliantly funny she is and how fearless she is." (PageSix)

Uma Thurman Willing to Work With Quentin Tarantino Again. Surprisingly, Uma Thurman is open to working with Quentin Tarantino again -- Wif he wrote a great part!" In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she said, "I understand him and if he wrote a great part and we were both in the right place about it, that would be something else." Thurman's comments come three months after she accused the auteur of putting her in harm's way while making the Kill Bill movies in the early 2000s. In a New York Times story, she claimed she felt uncomfortable driving a vintage car and asked a stunt person to do it. Tarantino balked, she said, assuring her everything was safe. "Quentin came in my trailer and didn't like to hear no, like any director. He was furious because I'd cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said, 'I promise you the car is fine. It's a straight piece of road. Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again.' But that was a deathbox that I was in," she said. Once filming began, Thurman crashed the car into a tree and sustained severe injuries. "The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me. I felt this searing pain and thought, 'Oh my God, I'm never going to walk again.' When I came back from the hospital in a neck brace with my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion, I wanted to see the car and I was very upset," Thurman told The New York Times. "Quentin and I had an enormous fight, and I accused him of trying to kill me. And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn't feel he had tried to kill me.'" In a follow-up interview with Deadline, he confirmed her account, saying, "Me and Uma had our issues about the crash. She blamed me for the crash and she had a right to blame me for the crash. I didn't mean to do it. I talked her into getting in the car; I assured her the road was safe. And it wasn't. The car might even have been dubious too, even if I didn't know that then. We had our issues about it." Thurman and Tarantino "were in a terrible fight for years," she told The New York Times. They "had a fateful fight" in 2004, she recalled, "because he wouldn't let me see the footage" of the crash. During that conversation, Tarantino said, "We dealt with all the car stuff and all the resentments she had toward me, the things she felt I could have done better in protecting her in that movie. "Once they "hashed it all out, he said, "We've been fantastic friends ever since." And that's why she's open to collaborating with him on another film. "Do I have a chronically bad neck? Yeah. Was I mad about how it was handled and how I was treated? Yes. But does that mean I don't care about someone that I have 25 years of history with? No!" Thurman told Entertainment Weekly. "My capacity to forgive exists and things happen. The accident itself was wrong, but I tried to explain that it was the environment around it that wounded me the most." "Did we have some tragedies take place? Sure. But you can't reduce that type of history and legacy," the Con Is On actress added. "It would have been reduced to my car accident if I died." (Eonline)

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Crossing $1B in Record Time. The mega-superhero mashup supplants 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' which achieved the global milestone in 12 days. Disney's and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is crossing $1 billion at the worldwide box office faster than any film in history. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the superhero mashup will achieve the milestone Friday night or early Saturday, its 10th and 11th day in release, respectively. That supplants the 12 days it took for fellow Disney title Star Wars: The Force Awakens to join the billion-dollar club. (The clock begins on the day a film opens overseas, which, in the case of Infinity War, was April 25.) Infinity War finished Thursday with a worldwide total of $905.1 million, including $338.4 million in North America, where last weekend it eclipsed the December 2015 launch of Lucasfilms' Force Awakens ($248 million) to score the top domestic opening of all with $257.8 million. The film's international total of $556.7 million through Thursday is all the more impressive for the fact that it doesn't set sail in China until May 11. It debuted in Russia on Thursday to $4.9 million, the biggest opening day of all time. Infinity War becomes the 34th movie to cross $1 billion at the global box office, not accounting for inflation. The Disney empire lays claim to 17 of those titles, including six Marvel films (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War). Topping the list overall is Fox's Avatar ($2.788 billion), Paramount/Fox's Titanic ($2.187 billion) and Disney/Lucasfilm's Force Awakens ($2.068 billion). They are the only three films that have earned north of $2 billion, and all three were released over the year-end holidays. Universal's Jurassic World ($1.671 billion) and The Avengers ($1.518 billion), both released in summer like Infinity War, round out the top five. Avengers: Infinity War has already outperformed a slew of superhero films. On Thursday, it surpassed the entire worldwide run of Spider-Man 3 ($890.9 million), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.2 million), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863.8 million). That's after passing up Thor: Ragnarok ($854M), Wonder Woman ($822M) and Spider-Man ($822M) on Wednesday, and Deadpool ($783M), Guardians of the Galaxy ($773M), The Amazing Spider-Man ($758M), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($748M) and Suicide Squad ($747M) on Tuesday. The other major Hollywood studios continue to hold off unfurling their big summer pics because of Infinity War. Instead, a trio of smaller films brave the waters at the domestic box office this weekend, where the Avengers tentpole will easily dominate with $105 million to $125 million range, one of the biggest sophomore outings of all time, according to early Friday returns. Force Awakens is the record holder for biggest second weekend, followed by Black Panther ($111.7 million), Jurassic World ($106.6 million) and The Avengers ($103.1 million). MGM's and Lionsgate's Pantelion Films opens its remake Overboard in 1,623 theaters. Popular Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris star in the romantic comedy, which is tracking to earn $13 million to $15 million in its debut, good enough for a second-place finish, followed by holdover A Quiet Place at No. 3. Last year, Derbez's How to Be a Latin Lover opened to $12.3 million on its way to a domestic total of $32.1 million. His credits also include Instructions Not Included (2013), the top-grossing Spanish-language film of all time in the U.S. ($44.5 million). Overboard grossed a solid $675,000 in Thursday previews from 1,400 cinemas. Focus Features' new dramedy Tully, reuniting Charlize Theron with her Young Adult director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, could find itself in a close race for No. 3 with holdover I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer. Based on matinee grosses, Tully is projected to debut to $4 million to $5 million from 1,353 cinemas. Tully stars Theron as a mother of three, including a newborn, who forms a unique bond with a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) gifted by her rich brother (Mark Duplass). The R-rated pic has sparked controversy in some quarters for its depiction of postpartum depression. The weekend's third new nationwide offering is Bad Samaritan, directed by Dean Devlin and marking the first wide release from Devlin's distribution venture, Electric Entertainment. The film, starring David Tennant as a low-level hustler caught up in a nefarious kidnapping plot, is pacing to open to $1 million to $2 million from 2,007 locations. New offerings at the specialty box office include Magnolia's and Participant Media's documentary RBG, about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Hollywood Reporter)

Hollywood Market Share Slips in Europe, But Studio Tentpoles Still Dominate. The European box office hit $8.4 billion in 2017, the third-highest level on record, with European movies accounting for just under a third of admissions. The European box office held steady last year, with revenue, as tallied by the European Audiovisual Observatory, hitting $8.4 billion (7.02 billion) in 2017, down a mere 0.3 percent from 2016 and the third-highest level ever recorded (not adjusted for inflation). On the admissions side, it was slightly less positive, with ticket sales continuing their slow decline: 984 million movie tickets were sold across Europe last year, a decline of 0.8 percent, or 7.6 million tickets, from a year earlier. European films gained ground on Hollywood titles, with homegrown movies accounting for 27.5 percent of all admissions, up more than 1 percent from a year earlier and the second-highest level in five years. France and the U.K. led the way, with local titles accounting for 37 percent of French ticket sales, and a whopping 37.4 percent in Britain. Southern Europe didn't do as well. Admissions in Italy slumped nearly 13 percent last year, the sharpest decline of any of the big European territories, with local titles accounting for less than 20 percent of admissions. In Spain, the figure was just 17 percent. Where Hollywood completely dominated was at the top of the box office food chain. Of the top 10 most successful films in Europe last year, all were U.S. studio titles, with one exception: Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, a U.K.-U.S.-French co-production, which came in at number nine with just over 17 million admissions. Leading the pack was Universal's animated feature Despicable Me 3, which sold 32.3 million tickets across Europe last year. Family-friendly titles (Beauty and the Beast, Boss Baby) and franchise features (Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, The Fate of the Furious) dominated the top 10. There was no single non-English-language feature that made it into the top 20. Bora Dagtekin's German comedy Suck Me Shakespeer 3 was the only one to come close, selling 6.5 million tickets in Europe last year, almost exclusively in German-speaking territories. (Hollywood Reporter)

Molly Ringwald on How Andrew McCarthy's Son Gave Her "A Window Into How He Might Have Been". The actress plays the mother to her 'Pretty in Pink' co-star's child in her new film, 'All These Small Moments,' which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Molly Ringwald has a Pretty in Pink reunion of sorts in her new movie, All These Small Moments, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The actress plays the mom to two sons, one of whom is played by the son of her Pretty in Pink love interest, Andrew McCarthy. For Ringwald, working with Andrew McCarthy's son, Sam, helped her better understand her fellow '80s teen star. "I never knew Andrew when he was that age, so it was sort of a window into how he might have been," she told The Hollywood Reporter. Sam McCarthy makes his feature-film debut in All These Small Moments, and, ahead of the film's Tribeca premiere, he still didn't quite know what to make of working with his dad's former co-star. "I'd seen Pretty in Pink," he said. "I hadn't met her before we did this film. It was a cool experience." All These Small Moments, written and directed by Melissa Miller Costanzo, centers around a teenager (The OA's Brendan Meyer), who's dealing with a crush on a girl (played by Jemima Kirke) as well as some family drama. Ringwald and Brian D'Arcy James play his parents and Sam McCarthy plays his brother. The film also stars Harley Quinn Smith, Kevin Smith's daughter, as one of Meyer's character's school friends. Costanzo said she drew on different parts of her own life to craft the multi-faceted story. "Everybody in this movie is a different part of me," Costanzo told THR. "I could point to a lot of different things and say, 'Oh yeah that totally happened to me.' Or, 'That happened to me.' It's very personal in a way that I don't think everyone will ever really understand -- it's like the shattered personality of my life." Costanzo explained that she got the idea for Meyer's character's crush on a girl he sees on the bus out of her own bus-ride musings as she would see a group of kids on their way to school as she was going to work. "Not like in a narcissistic way, but I was like, 'I wonder how I fit into their lives. Like, do they not notice me at all or am I the pinnacle of their world?'," she said. "So I was really interested in that dichotomy and in exploring those forbidden crushes and relationships. I think people come across each other in their lives, and you might be in a monogamous relationship or whatever, but there's someone that catches your eye and you know that you're not supposed to do anything but it kind of takes over you for a bit and it goes away, so [I was interested in] exploring that. And I'm also married, and I've been with the same person for almost 20 years, so [I'm] also exploring marriage as well because it's not so easy." To play half of the troubled married couple, Costanzo said she wanted an appealing person to play the not-necessarily-likable role. "I didn't want to have someone who was like the 10 moms we always see. Also the way I wrote the character, she's not the most likable mom, like she talks to her kids in maybe a way that you're not supposed to talk to your kids. She's very candid," Costanzo said. "So I wanted someone who had an appeal and a likability going into it because I knew that the character was a little harder to take in. People know her, so you're coming in with an affability that's built in." For Brian d'Arcy James, who plays Ringwald's onscreen husband, it took a while to get over being starstruck. "[I spent] the first couple of days of trying to snap out of the fact that I was working with Molly Ringwald and my familiarity with her as a young moviegoer and now as an adult working with her, so that took a few minutes to shake me out of that," James said, adding that once he got that out of his system, she was great to work with. "She's a terrific actor, very generous, collaborative, really intelligent, and we worked really hard at trying to create a couple that loved each other but was coming to terms with the fact that maybe they shouldn't be together." As for why Girls alum Kirke was right to play the object of Meyer's teen character's crush, Costanzo said, "I needed to find someone who was fractured too or could play fractured because I need the audience to understand why she's interested in a teenager, so there was a lot going on there and a lot of complications that I needed them to portray, Brendan and Jemima." Kirke too was attracted to the complexity of the script. "I sort of liked that her script was this sort of generic coming-of-age story of a boy having a crush and then also she's interested in drawing the darker sides of that and the gray areas of right and wrong and the things that can happen when you're growing up," she said. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Overboard' Review: Anna Faris Can't Rescue This Clumsy Comedy Remake. 1.5 stars (out of 4). The tepid 2018 remake of Overboard is Reason No. 1 why some 1980s relics should remain locked in the vault along with Aqua-Net hairspray and Lee Press On Nails. Everything that seemed dumb-funny back in the era of big hair and bigger shoulder pads is now shockingly inept and clumsy. And though this version features a gender-reversal twist on the 1987 comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, that just means audiences are stuck with a purported strong female going to extreme lengths to pull off an ultra-lame hoax. Anna Faris, who deserves faaaarrrrrr better, plays Kate, a single mom of three struggling to make ends meet so she can go to nursing school. She works as both a pizza delivery woman and professional carpet cleaner. She's perpetually sunny and always looks dewy, which means she hasn't seen Tully -- a movie opening on the same weekend that really tells it like it is about the harried travails of motherhood. During one carpet cleaning gig on a massive yacht, she has it out with the rich playboy owner. Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) is the spoiled son of the third wealthiest man in the world or something insane like that. He's brash, condescending and tells Kate that she resembles a farm animal. He refuses to pay her, then throws her off. Kate is desperate for payback. And after Leo drunkenly falls off the boat later that night and washes up to California dry land, she gets it. Leo has retro-grade amnesia and can't remember who he is. This story of the forgetful handsome stranger is all over the local news. Her friend (Eva Longoria) cooks up the idea that Kate should show up to the hospital, convince him that they're married, take him home and then give him a taste of blue-collar reality. A similar ploy worked in 1987 when Hawn's rich snob fell overboard and ended up on Russell's boat. But in this age of Google and social media, amazingly, not one person recognizes Leonardo as the scion of a billionaire. I swear, it's the little plot holes in life that make me crazy. Kate sells it and immediately puts him to work. He cooks and cleans. He spills the pasta and trips over the noodles. He does manual labor. Kate also tells him that he's sterile and sober. Her three golden-haired daughters refer to him as "Dad" without skipping a beat. They're not weirded out by any of mom's shenanigans. In fact, they all get along swimmingly, as one girl asks her new would-be father, "Dad, what's a pervert?" Alas, Kate knows she can't keep up this scheme forever, even after she eventually sleeps with him and falls in love for reals. Or maybe she can? After all, as Longoria points out, once Leonardo realizes that he's a billionaire and not a ditch digger, he's going to be thrilled! I should note that Overboard 2.0 is heavily influenced by Mexican Telenovas. The filmmakers tip off their strategy early on, showing episodes of one popular series on TV. The characters speak many of their punchlines in Spanish, and Derbez is all one-note bravura. But a semi-clever spin on an outrageous comedy doesn't excuse its stilted execution. The laughs are telegraphed from across the ocean. And judging from their lukewarm chemistry, I don't think Faris and Derbez are destined for a 31-year relationship a la Hawn and Russell. Nobody will ever confuse the original Overboard with high-brow art. It's the kind of goes-down-easy flick you'll catch on a Sunday morning on basic cable and watch for a few minutes because you're too hung over to binge A Handmaid's Tale. You'll giggle here and there and wistfully think about how they don't make movies like that anymore. This is the reason why. Best to let this clunker sink. Overboard opens in theaters on Friday, May 4. (US Weekly)

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Not all of Antonio Cromartie's 14 kids showed for his party. Ex-New York Jet Antonio Cromartie had trouble naming his then eight kids back in 2010 on HBO's "Hard Knocks." He even forgot one, The Post reported. He now has 14 offspring, but he couldn't round them all up for his NFL retirement bash last weekend -- only 11 came. Producers of the USA network's reality-TV show, "The Cromarties," focused all six episodes of Season 1 on the fertile footballer, his wife Terricka, and their six kids -- some he reportedly conceived after a vasectomy. Before he wed, Cromartie, 34, fathered eight children with seven other women across the country. For the first time, the show tried to bring them all together -- inviting all of Cromartie's baby-mamas and their kids to his party April 29 in Houston. USA paid for their airfare and hotel rooms. But not all showed. The attendees included Rosemita Pierre with Cromartie's eldest son, Alonzo, 13, from the cornerback's hometown Tallahassee, and four other moms from Georgia, North Carolina and California, each with a kid in tow. The baby-mamas bonded. "We hung out and enjoyed each other," Pierre told The Post's Susan Edelman. And the kids had a blast, she said. Her son, who hadn't seen Cromartie in two years -- except on TV -- cried with joy, "I love my dad!" Two other moms, from Texas and California, and their three Cromartie-spawned kids skipped the big event. The party will be featured on the show's next episode on Tuesday. (PageSix)

Here's How Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Addressed Avengers: Infinity War. Warning: The following contains spoilers for both the most recent of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avengers: Infinity War. If you haven't seen both and wish to remain unspoiled, you may want to bookmark this page. Proceed with caution! It's been a week since Thanos arrived on Earth and wreaked his devastating havoc in Avengers: Infinity War, wiping half of the universe out of existence with the mere snap of his bejeweled fingers. And since then, we've been consumed with so many questions: How will Tony Stark and the remaining heroes reverse the unthinkable? Who won't make it back to the land of the living when all is said and done next summer? Who actually thought we'd be dumb enough to believe that T'Challa and Peter Parker are actually dead? And last, but certainly not least for our TV-loving selves, how in the heck would Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. incorporate half of existence just dissolving before their very eyes? While we're going to have to wait a whopping 12 months for answers to the first few questions, the night's new episode of ABC's Marvel series gave us some insight into how Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team's current adventure would cross over with the latest MCU offering. And the answer was: Not really. Or at least, not yet. As Coulson et al were dealing with Talbot's (Adrian Pasdar) shocking decision to become Graviton -- and Daisy (Chloe Bennet) was out tracking down her mom's bones and hearing about "all the weird stuff happening in New York" -- they followed Talbot's lead and headed into space to strike up a deal with Qovas (Peter Mensah) and his Confederacy. And it was there, after it was revealed that the evil Kree clan who ruled Earth in the future was a part of the Confederacy, a Confederacy that never intended to protect Earth as Hale had been led to believe, that we got our first mention of ol' Thanos. "Thanos and his forces have begun an assault on your world even as we speak," Taryan, the Kree from house Kasius, informed Talbot. "Well then I've got to get down there with the Avengers and take on this Thanos," the Gravitonum-empowered former general responded. "Thanos' strength is unrivaled. You will lose. Even with your powerful friends fighting alongside you," Taryan warned, before getting shifty. "Though perhaps there might still be a way." The way? Oh, just Talbot extracting all the Gravitonium in the planet for himself. You know, real Destroyer of World stuff. Of course, the episode ended shortly thereafter, so we didn't get to witness Talbot attempt his foolish plan or see anyone dissolve out of existence. With only two weeks left in the season, expect more Infinity War Easter eggs to come. After all, there's no way they'd just completely ignore the biggest development to ever hit the MCU, right? Right. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Jeffrey Tambor to appear in 'Arrested Development' Season 5. George Bluth Sr. will be back. Despite the swirl of harassment allegations against him, actor Jeffrey Tambor will appear in the upcoming fifth season of "Arrested Development," Variety has learned. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the news about "Arrested," which is set to return to the streaming service later this month. Speculation had been rampant about whether the actor would still be featured on the show, given the turmoil around his role on Amazon's "Transparent." Tambor officially left that series in February ahead of its fifth season, following multiple misconduct allegations against him by his former personal assistant, Van Barnes, as well as guest star Trace Lysette. Those charges led to an internal investigation by Amazon. Tambor has denied the harassment allegations, saying, "I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon's handling of these false accusations against me." The cast of "Arrested Development" has voiced their support of their co-star, with David Cross telling a local New York newspaper, "I can't speak for everybody, but I know there are a number of us who stand behind him. From the limited amount we know, we stand behind Jeffrey -- and I am one of them." Netflix greenlit the much-anticipated fifth season last May, before the allegations surfaced. While no official date has yet been revealed for Season 5, Netflix recently announced a "remixed" version of Season 4 would stream on May 4. "Arrested Development," which is created by Mitchell Hurwitz also stars Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi and Alia Shawkat. (PageSix)

American Idol Renewed for Second Season on ABC. At long last, ABC finally has a singing competition that's earned itself a second season. After a string of one-and-done competition reality shows graced its airwaves in a quest to launch an American Idol or The Voice of its very own, the network has found success with its revival of the former, revitalizing its Sunday night line-up in the process. And while the new American Idol has yet to completely surpass The Voice in total ratings, it has performed well enough to the network to keep it around for another season with its new judging panel, comprised of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, intact. Hosting mainstay Ryan Seacrest will be back as well. "We knew that American Idol on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success," Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement announcing the renewal. "I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent." "American Idol's return on ABC has shown once again that viewers love to discover and support raw talent," said Trish Kinane, president of Entertainment Programming at FremantleMedia North America and the executive producer and showrunner of AI. "Our new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have brought huge credibility, energy and fun to the show this year, and we are so excited to continue the journey with Ryan Seacrest at the helm in the search for the next superstar." The revival has finished as Sunday's No. 1 entertainment broadcast series in each of its eight telecasts this season in the key adult 18-49 demo in live+ same day ratings. It has more than doubled ABC's Sundays 8-10 time period results year-to-year in both total viewers and adults 18-49, delivering the network's best results in the time slot in four years. American Idol originally debuted on Fox in 2002, where it dominated for 15 seasons before being canceled in spring of 2016. It was quickly revived by ABC for its current 16th season. Are you glad that American Idol will be sticking around on ABC? (Eonline)

This Is Ellie Kemper's Ideal Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ending. Like all good things, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt must come to an end. The Netflix comedy series starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and Jane Krakowski, which hails from co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, is set to conclude after the upcoming fourth season. According to Deadline, there are talks for a movie series finale to air after the fourth season wraps. E! News spoke with Kemper ahead of the season three dropping on Netflix and asked her if she had given any thought on where she wants to see her character, Kimmy Schmidt, end up at the end of the series. "That's a tough one... When we stop visiting Kimmy, I would want to see her with a lot of friends and doing stuff that makes her happy because she deserves that after having such a tumultuous time," Kemper said. "Whether that does include a significant other or not is up to her, I think, because ending up with the love of her life does not necessarily have to be the happy ending, but I think it would be nice if she could find somebody to share... " The new season finds Kimmy in a new job, an office setting, but the show routinely featured Kimmy making references to standup comedy from the 1990s. Could being a standup be Kimmy's last laugh? "That's brilliant!... Oh my gosh, that should be her next job. I mean she's like, 'Well, I'm really going to try and dip my toe in the standup world.' Oh, I like that. That to me is so funny because that is her sense of humor. Like, she thinks that's so funny," Kemper said. The comedy follows Kimmy Schmidt, a woman who was held captive underground for years, as she reenters society. Along the way she makes friends, including Titus (Burgess) and Jacqueline (Krakowski) and Lillian (Kane). The first six episodes of the fourth and likely final season premiere on Netflix on Friday, May 30. (Eonline)

Grey's Anatomy Teases Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw's Exits (and 1 Does Not Look Good). It looks like Thursday night's episode gave us a pretty good idea of where Arizona is going when she leaves at the end of this season (in two episodes!), and then in the preview for next week, we also got a glimpse at what could be happening with April. Though it was not a happy glimpse. Arizona spent much of the episode dealing with Sofia, who was suspended from the second grade for stealing field trip money. Eventually it came out that she was trying to buy a ticket to New York to see Callie, and at the end of the episode, Arizona made the decision to move her back, and to move along with her. In the preview for next week's episode, it appears that April has been in an accident, and everyone's in tears as they try to save her. It even shows Jackson throwing himself on top of her while she's on the table, which makes us think their attempts to save her did not go well. It's one of those previews that makes us wish we didn't already know that Sarah Drew is about to depart, unless they've got some twist planned that leaves April perfectly fine but ready for a new life somewhere else. We're always waiting for that Grey's Anatomy twist, to be honest. April didn't do all that much in Thursday night's episode, but she did tell Jackson he was on a good path as he was personally paying off all the Harper Avery settlements, using almost all of his money except for what was set aside for Harriet. If that was their last interaction before she dies, it was nice? I guess? Elsewhere, Mer made a lovely new friend while she prepped for her big mini liver presentation by playing darts at the bar, and after a long conversation with him, she decided to begin her presentation by renaming the Grey Method the Grey-Cerone method. While Bailey wrestled with having to apologize and re-hire Vickram, Alex and Jo took a road trip to visit his mom, where they found her completely fine. Her schizophrenia had died down and become more manageable, and now as long as she stuck to her routine, she was doing extremely well. She first tried to get Alex to leave, but he returned to have a beautiful moment with her (giving Justin Chambers some of his best work). Jo invited her to the wedding, but she declined, saying travel doesn't really work with her routine. Now we're off to prepare ourselves to cry next week, so don't mind us! Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon and Michonne are all back in front of the same bloody camera lens -- shooting for season 9 of "The Walking Dead" is officially underway. The surviving cast of 'TWD' were all spotted on set Thursday as filming for the new season began in Atlanta and, from the looks of it, a lot of the characters are gonna be getting around on horseback. Except Daryl, of course ... he's sticking to his hot wheels. A few noteworthy observations ... Rick and Jesus are rocking new, clean-cut looks -- and Jadis and the Oceanside ladies have apparently integrated with the rest of the group. No sign of Negan, though ... who was last seen as Rick's prisoner. But we're sure he'll show his mug eventually. Also absent, for now ... the freakin' zombies. They've got killer day rates. (TMZ)

Tim Allen, you can probably thank Roseanne for this: "Last Man Standing" is getting a new lease on life -- and it appears the revival will stick this time around. A year after its controversial cancellation at ABC, the Allen-fronted comedy is poised to be resurrected by Fox for the 2018-19 TV season, TVLine has learned. Allen has, per sources, signed a deal for a potential Season 7 and conversations are underway with key cast members and EPs from the original incarnation to join him. "Last Man's" axing after six seasons caused a bit of an uproar last May, with some speculating that Allen's well-vocalized right-wing beliefs may have been a factor. Allen himself added fuel to the conspiracy theory last fall, telling "Norm Macdonald Live," "There's nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative." ABC's top exec, Channing Dungey, disputed the claim, however, insisting the sitcom was axed after "we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Friday." Cable network CMT later entered into preliminary discussions with owner 20th Century Fox TV to rescue the series, but those talks eventually fell apart over money. The recent runaway success of ABC's "Roseanne" revival prompted 20th to reassess "Last Man's" viability, and its sister network -- which could use a comedy hit -- was the logical home. Reps for Fox and 20th Century declined to comment for this story. (PageSix)

Why Ellen Pompeo Spoke Out About Her Grey's Anatomy Contract Despite Unease: "I Wanted to Show My Struggles." Ellen Pompeo felt uncomfortable talking about her big Grey's Anatomy deal, but she didn't let that feeling stand in her way from speaking her mind. "At first it felt incredibly uncomfortable and awkward to talk about money and I think that that was precisely why I had to do it," Pompeo told E! News while partnering with Young Living Essential Oils. "Because basketball players and baseball players are celebrated and lauded for these big giant contracts... women, for some reason aren't seen in the same way... I thought, 'Well, there's a bigger reason than just me to do this.'" Pompeo said she's heard from women all over since opening up about her Grey's Anatomy contract, women who thanked her but also shared their fears about speaking out about pay. "I thought as just a pay it forward moment -- it may be seen as audacious and bold to talk about my salary, but the meaning behind it was my -- my reasoning was genuine with generosity of spirit just to kind of encourage and empower other women it wasn't... a way to brag about... I wanted to show my struggles, that it isn't easy, but if you're bold and you do speak up and if you do say unpopular things then you just might be part of some change," Pompeo said. Following Pompeo's The Hollywood Reporter cover story about her lucrative new contract, news broke that Jessica Chapshaw and Sarah Drew would be leaving the show. Fans started linking those two things together, which Pompeo quickly shot down. "I have a relationship with these women. I work with them every day and that was really hurtful, not only to me, forget about me, it was hurtful to them," Pompeo said. "This is hard enough. They've been part of our family for 10 years. They're an enormous part of the show, and it was hard enough." The actress and producer said the cast and crew were trying to process the exits together and alluding to her contract as the reason for Capshaw and Drew leaving was hurtful to all involved. "It doesn't help for fans who supposedly love us and love the show and support us to then try to cause problems for us -- isn't cool and ultimately it's why women have to start speaking up, right? Because it's patriarchy at its best, is to say because one woman gets something, the other women won't," she said. "That's what they've wanted us to believe and I just have to continue forward and celebrate my female coworkers. Support them and uplift them and be transparent and honest is really all we can do." In a statement, creative reasons were alluded to as the genesis of the exits. "The characters of Arizona and April are permanently woven into the fabric of Grey's Anatomy thanks to the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew," Krista Vernoff, co-showrunner and executive producer on Grey's Anatomy, said in a statement. "As writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses." Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays, 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Yes, The Royals Stars Are "Very Excited" for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Wedding! It's hard to tell what we're more excited for: King Robert's upcoming wedding on The Royals or the real royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! The Royals co-stars William Moseley and Alexandra Park sat down with E! News last week to promote the upcoming season finale of their hit E! show but talk quickly turned to the upcoming real-life royal wedding on May 19. "I think we're very fortunate that the royal family in England and our royal family on TV sort of work together. You know, our show's on the air at the moment, there's about to be a royal wedding. So there's a lot of royal excitement in the air," Moseley told E News exclusively during the NBCUniversal press day in L.A. "I'm personally very excited to see the royal wedding. I love the traditional aspect and I think Meghan's a great asset to England and our royal family." Park says she's crossed paths with the former Suits star at NBC press events in the past and remembers being "starstruck." "She's part of the NBC family so we see her around," Park added. "I don't think we can say that we know her." (Eonline)

Conan O'Brien hopes fans will see more of his comedy even as he produces less of his flagship late-night TV show on TBS starting in 2019. The comedian will move his "Conan," which has been on TBS since November of 2010, to what he called a "leaner" half-hour format focused more on comedy. As a result, the show will tamp down on some of the usual late-night trappings such as multiple celebrity interviews. O'Brien said the new concept will leave him with more time to develop comedic routines for the TV show, but also to produce more content for a range of comedy-focused ventures he has been building as part of a broader partnership with the Time Warner-owned cable network. O'Brien, who has worked his way from NBC's "Late Night" and "Tonight" shows to TBS over the course of 25 years, said he has been looking for new ways to entertain given recent significant shifts in how people consume comedy and TV. "I was looking for something more lean and agile. I've been pushing for something that fits the modern landscape, certainly fits the way I interact with my fans more," he noted during an interview with journalists Thursday. O'Brien has cultivated one of the youngest audiences for a late-night program, but many of his viewers don't watch his linear broadcast in a way that can be easily monetized. Many of TV's late-night teams have begun to focus on content ventures outside their programs, which remain very popular but are also being consumed in ways that Johnny Carson would have never envisioned. When Carson reigned after the late local news, a mass audience all tuned in at the same time to see him. An aficionado of late-night humor in 2018 could pick from an array of streaming-video clips from Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, all passed along by friends or distributed through social media. And many of the programs have found success in creating everything from animated satires to game shows to social-media posts out of segments that first aired on their flagship programs. "If there's a way, a possibility that we can find other ways to spin off something, if I feel like it is worth people's time and something that people might enjoy, yeah, that's a possibility," he said. The comedian suggested viewers of "Conan" would see some changes, but not radical ones. "This is not, 'Tune in, you're going to see a whole new Conan with a shaved head and an eye patch and a falcon on his shoulder," said O'Brien. He said his new program, which will begin to air in January of 2019, will likely feature just one celebrity guest rather than many, and will remain based in Los Angeles. "This is going to be me doing comedy as you've seen me doing, and an interview, probably, with a celebrity every night instead of two or three. Everything else beyond that we're going to find it by doing it." Under the terms of a deal unveiled in 2017, TBS and O'Brien's Conaco LLC were supposed to create more content for non-traditional venues: digital media, podcasts, mobile games, pay TV and live tours. O'Brien and TBS are also partners in other projects, such as the TBS comedy "People of Earth" and the animated series, "Final Space." O'Brien's production team also creates content for advertisers. He will also unveil a website that lets fans see all of the programs he's led over the years. Thanks to a licensing deal, he will be able to stream episodes of his time hosting NBC's "Late Night." O'Brien said he would love to be able to stream broadcasts of his seven-month stint on NBC's "Tonight Show," a famous time in the annals of TV history owing to the network's decision to reinstate the host he replaced, Jay Leno, back in its 11:30 time slot. "My hope is we will get it," he said. Of TV's many wee-hours hosts, O'Brien is presently the medium's longest-serving. He first came to broader renown as the host of NBC's "Late Night," which he inherited from David Letterman on September 13, 1993. He had been a comedy writer for shows like "The Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live," before Lorne Michaels put him forward as a potential candidate for host. In recent years, O'Brien has placed new emphasis on a series of specials that have him traveling to different countries, like Cuba or Armenia. And he's acknowledged an interest in trying new things. "I still love the form," he said of late-night shows in remarks made in 2015, "but in a world where there are more and more and more and more shows, there actually is an impetus to -- all right, I want to keep changing," he said. "I want to do something radically different than I would have done 10 years ago." (Page Six)

Tina Fey Tells David Letterman She Wishes She Could Change 'SNL' Charlottesville Sketch. In an appearance on the late-night host's Netflix talk show, the 'Mean Girls' scribe also challenged Letterman's excuses as to why he didn't have more female writers on his former shows. It's been eight months since Tina Fey wrote and performed the controversial "sheetcaking" sketch about the Charlottesville white nationalist rally on Saturday Night Live, but in her guest appearance on David Letterman's Netflix talk show, Fey expressed she's still thinking about it -- and how she could have conveyed her message better. At the end of her appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which dropped on the streaming platform Friday morning, Fey broke down what she felt was "wrong with" the sketch, which inspired some outraged posts on Twitter and critical pieces in The Daily Beast, The Atlantic and Vox arguing Fey was suggesting people not act after the violence in Charlottesville. The sketch had Fey, in a UVA sweatshirt, touting the cathartic powers of eating an entire sheet cake instead of "yelling at" white supremacists who took part in the August 2017 march, which left one dead, taking the approach that not giving white supremacists any attention diminishes their power. SNL asked Fey to write a bit for the show because the comedian is an alum of the University of Virginia, whose campus is in Charlottesville. Fey said that she wrote the sketch on a plane to New York to film the segment. "You try your best, you try to have your eyes open, you try to be mindful, but it's also a fast-moving train," Fey said of the SNL ripped-from-the-headlines comedy model. "I felt like a gymnast who did a very solid routine and broke her ankle on the landing. Because I think it's in the last 2-3 sentences of the piece, I think, that I chumped it. And I screwed up and the implication was that I was telling people to give up and not be active and not fight. That was not my intention, obviously." Fey then addressed how she wished she had ended the sketch: "If I had a time machine, I would end the piece by saying ... 'Fight them in every way except the way that they want,'" she said, adding that she had considered creating a Twitter account to apologize. (Letterman, for his part, maintained he thought the sketch was "perfect.") Over the course of the episode, Fey and Letterman also discussed the dearth of women in comedy writers rooms, a subject on which Letterman has gotten a fair amount of flack over the years. In 2009, a Vanity Fair story by former Late Night writer Nell Scovell exposed how few women had written on Letterman's shows over the years, a story that resurfaced with the publication of Scovell's recent book, Just the Funny Parts. "I didn't know why there weren't women writers. There was no policy against women writers," Letterman said on the topic. "I always thought, well, geez, if I was a woman I don't know if I would want to write on my nickel-and-dime, dog-and-pony show anyway because we're on at 12:30." "Yeah, we did want to write on it, though," Fey responded. "But that is my ignorance, and I feel bad for that, and it's changing, has changed," Letterman responded. Fey agreed that more women are getting a say in comedy, noting that SNL has a "fair" system by asking all its writers to pitch and perform ideas in front of the group, which will most likely go on the show if they play well. She said that as the room has diversified, the types of comedy that play well have, too. When she first began on SNL in a more guy-dominated environment, she occasionally found a "jar of urine" in the office from someone who didn't want to walk to the bathroom, she recalled. Fey and Letterman also performed an improv sketch because Letterman wanted to try it out, which Fey ended with a zinger. And Letterman asked Fey to assemble her dream comedy team for a late-night show. She chose Maya Rudolph, Bill Murray ("for a little danger"), Amy Poehler, Gilda Radner, Jan Hooks, Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman and Eddie Murphy. Of Fey's popular impression of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Fey said that she, Amy Poehler (who played Hillary Clinton) and Seth Meyers (who wrote many of the sketches) worked hard for six weeks to create the bits and create what she called "fair hits" rather than politicized critiques. "Now it seems like such a folksy, simpler time, doesn't it? That election was so civilized, comparatively," Fey said. In the show's most emotional moment, Fey teared up as she recalled how she waffled on accepting the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center in 2010. SNL creator Lorne Michaels, she recalled, told her, "Take it while your parents are alive," which she said was good advice; her father has since passed away. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Marseille,' 'Suspects' Producers Form Drama Series Company. Murder mystery 'Death in Bruges' will be the first production for new shingle Long Story TV. Pascale Breton's Federation Entertainment, the French production powerhouse behind Netflix's Marseille, and British producers Donna Wiffen and Paul Marquess will join forces across the Channel to create new production firm Long Story TV. The first project for the company, which will focus on developing English-language dramas for the international market, will be Death in Bruges. The five-episode series will see British detectives investigate a string of murders in Belgium. Crime Stories producer Wiffen was formerly the head of global drama at Fremantle Media, while Marquess was behind Suspects and Footballers' Wives. The two worked together previously at Thames Television on the police procedural The Bill and drama Family Affairs. Both will continue their roles at their respective production companies, with Wiffen at Duchess Street and Marquess heading PGMTV. Federation will handle international co-productions and sales. Breton's company is behind CanalPlus' The Bureau, starring Mathieu Kassovitz, and Netflix's Belgian drug drama Undercover. (Hollywood Reporter)

The man going after the "Stranger Things" creators for allegedly ripping off his idea claims he's getting threats from angry fans -- so he's dropping his efforts to shut down the show. According to new legal docs ... Charlie Kessler's been receiving threats from fans since he filed the lawsuit. He doesn't specify the nature of the threats, but they're bad enough that he's decided to drop his demand for the show to be pulled off the air. He's amended the lawsuit, and now he wants only "monetary damages for the value of his idea used." It still might be an uphill battle because 'Stranger' creators, the Duffer brothers, think they have a smoking gun -- emails showing they were developing a series similar to "Stranger Things" YEARS before Kessler claims he pitched it to them. Either way, fans of the show won't have to suffer. (TMZ)

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