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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Kate Hudson is bumping along! The 39-year-old actress -- who is pregnant with her third child, a baby girl -- joined boyfriend Danny Fujikawa and their Australian Shepherd for an outing in Malibu, California, on Saturday. Hudson was spotted in a white and pink striped dress with a plunging neckline and empire waist billowing over her growing belly. She completed her casual look with flip flops, round sunglasses and a brown purse slung over her shoulder and kept her hair out of her face with barrettes. Fujikawa -- wearing a baseball cap, white t-shirt and blue shorts -- held the pet's leash despite sporting a white brace on one wrist. The Fabletics co-founder revealed her exciting baby news on April 6 via an adorable Instagram video, screaming with joy after popping huge balloons that revealed the sex of her baby -- a girl. Hudson is also mom to Bingham Hawn, 61/2, and Ryder Russell, 14, whom she shares with ex-fiance Matthew Bellamy and ex-husband Chris Robinson, respectively. Despite having two previous pregnancies to draw experience from, Hudson recently told PEOPLE that the third time has presented its own challenges. "There's all kind of differences," she explained. "They say girls make you sicker and that, for me, has been the truth. It's been interesting so far." And although she'll still be outnumbered by men, the star says she "[looks] forward to having feminine energy" around. Wyatt Russell, Hudson's younger brother, also told PEOPLE that she was thrilled to learn she'd have a daughter. "I was happy. I was teary-eyed because I know how badly she wanted a girl," he said of finding out the news. "I know Danny, I'm sure in some part of every man's brain you're like, 'I'd love to have a little me.' But when he met my brother's little girl Rio [Hudson], who's the cutest thing in the entire world, she made him be like, 'Okay, I want a girl.' So they're really excited." (People)

Richard Gere and new wife Alejandra Silva are keeping the celebration going. Gere and Silva threw a wedding party on Saturday to celebrate their marriage with family and close friends. The intimate gathering was held at Gere's estate in Pound Ridge, New York. Guests -- including chef Eric Ripert and composer Bette Sussman, who performed -- arrived around 5 p.m. for the festive bash, which happened to fall on Cinco de Mayo. A source told PEOPLE that Gere, a Buddhist, welcomed several Tibetan monks to the celebration. Silva is also a Buddhist, having converted to the religion after hitting it off with the Pretty Woman star. "I was born Catholic, but converted to Buddhism two years ago," Silva told Spain's ABC newspaper in 2015. "I think it was already inside of me. I believe in reincarnation so that's why I think I was Buddhist before realizing it." Actress Saundra Santiago was also in attendance and praised the bride in a sweet Instagram post. "So my friend married this beautiful soulful & wonderful woman tonight! #Alejandragere #spanishbeauty #greatweddings #love," she wrote alongside a selfie. "The great writer & friend, Jonathan Cott & I at our dear friend's wedding," Santiago captioned another post. Santiago also shared details about the night's entertainment, writing, "The great Bette Sussman & I about to perform at my friend's wedding. #bettesussman #whitneyhouston #cindylauper #bettemidler #carlysimon Yes, she played for all these gals! #greatmusicians #womenwhorock." With the clock ticking down to the party on Saturday, Silva expressed her joy with a photo of prayer flags on Instagram, writing in part, "The day has come... so very excited!!" A source close to the couple previously told PEOPLE the two tied the knot "weeks and weeks ago" in a civil ceremony. Gere, 68, and Silva, 35, first started dating in 2014. Spanish magazine HOLA! first reported the news of their marriage. "They're so comfortable with each other, have fun together and are looking forward to their future together," the source told PEOPLE. Silva, who is a publicist and activist, previously opened up to HOLA! about her relationship with the Pretty Woman star. "I was a little lost, without light, and knowing him gave meaning to my life," she said. "It was feeling that someone was reaching out and showing me my true path." This is Gere's third marriage. He first tied the knot with supermodel Cindy Crawford, who he was married to from 1991 to 1995. The actor later welcomed his only son, 17-year-old Homer, with his second wife, Carey Lowell. Lowell and Gere married in 2002 before a contentious divorce that was finalized in 2016 after separating in 2013. For Silva, this marks her second marriage after welcoming 5-year-old son Albert in 2012 with then-husband Govind Friedland, a mining executive, according to HOLA! (People)

Iggy Azalea Claims She's "Extremely Single" Amid Tyga Dating Rumors. Iggy Azalea is single. According to multiple media outlets, the 27-year-old rapper took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm she isn't dating Tyga. "I thought it was fairly obvious, but I feel I need to clarify again," the "Fancy" artist wrote. "I'm still extremely single & im not dating anyone. Honestly." Azalea's tweet has since been deleted. Azalea and Tyga sparked romance rumors in April after the two were spotted hanging out at Coachella. However, Azalea is now squashing those reports. Azalea was previously engaged to Nick Young. The two broke off their engagement in 2016 after the basketball player was at the center of an alleged cheating scandal. Tyga was once engaged to Blac Chyna. They share a son, King Cairo. He also previously dated Kylie Jenner. (Eonline)

Jana Kramer: Mike Caussin's Infidelity 'Changed Me So Much'. Nearly two years after Us Weekly revealed that Jana Kramer's husband, Mike Caussin, cheated on her with multiple women, the "Dammit" singer is opening up about how the scandal affected their marriage. Biggest Celebrity Cheating Scandals Ever "We're still working on it. We're still fighting," Kramer, 34, tells Us exclusively. "We try to put our relationship first, but when you're a parent, especially a new parent, that's hard just because my focus is so on Jolie. But we make time for therapy, and he's working really hard with his stuff. It's a process but, you know, as long as two people continue to work, then hopefully it works out." These days, the One Tree Hill alum says she and the former NFL tight end, 31, try to schedule date nights every other week, in addition to seeking marital counseling. "Infidelity has changed me so much that now I have to work on that piece [of our relationship]," she explains. "I can't keep blaming and putting the blame on him. ... Now I have to work on how to stay present and not go in the past. And it's a tough road, but a lot of it has to be turned and looked in the mirror to kind of be like, 'All right, well, why?'" Despite the couple's rocky past, one thing remains the same: Kramer wants to be there for their 2-year-old daughter, Jolie. "I have to just sit back and be like, 'As long as I am happy, that's what I want to show my daughter,'" she tells Us. "And if I start to get unhappy and it starts to affect my parenting ... then that is when I have to step back and re-evaluate the situation." Caussin's infidelity will not be off limits on the country singer's new podcast, Whine Down With Jana Kramer, which premiered on iHeartRadio on Monday, May 7, but she will censor some of the details for the sake of Jolie. "The specifics of the infidelity, I don't think I would want my daughter to know about that," Kramer says. "But there will be other things too, like, 'Hey, this was part of it. And I need to talk about it.' And [Caussin] was resistant at first because there's a lot of shame for him around it, but at the same time, I think at the end of the day he's also wanting to help people too ... so I think he started to see that he can also use it for good." The Dancing With the Stars season 23 contestant (who was previously married to Michael Gambino for a few months in 2004, and Johnathon Schaech from 2010 to 2011) tied the knot with Caussin in May 2015. They split in August 2016, one month before a source close to Kramer told Us exclusively that the former athlete had entered Mississippi's Pine Grove rehab facility to treat his sex addiction in the wake of his infidelity. They eventually mended their relationship and renewed their vows in Hawaii in December 2017. (Us Weekly)

Gabrielle Union wasn't sure why she ever feuded with Jada Pinkett Smith. Gabrielle Union broke her silence on her recently cooked beef with Jada Pinkett Smith. "Jada nor I ever used the word feud, so it just became more of a media creation," Union, 45, revealed on the "Today" show on Monday. "Kind of like back in the day, neither one of us actually knows what originally took place back then." For nearly 20 years, Union and Pinkett Smith had been at odds, leading many to believe there was more to the rift that initially appeared. And as Union detailed, the people in their circles may have driven the wedge even deeper. "The people we had around us were like, 'Well, you know how she feels about you,' and they were like, 'Well, you know how she feels about you,'" Union recalled. "And then it was like 'girl bye' for 17 years. Even though we're both very outspoken women, both activists, our husbands are friends, I worked with her husband, we both had too much pride and too much insecurities to just say, 'Hey, did that ever actually happen or was that just a creation of someone who didn't want to see two women rise together?'" Today, after reconciling and getting to the bottom of things, the women are on good terms, as Pinkett Smith, 46, revealed last week. The "Girls Trip" star welcomed Union to her new Facebook Watch show "Red Table Talk." "When the producers said we want to do a girlfriends show, her name just kept coming up," Pinkett Smith told Extra. "It just couldn't be anything else." (PageSix)

G-Eazy Breaks Silence After Conviction: ''I Am Embarrassed & Apologetic Beyond Words.'' Following his arrest and conviction of assault, drug possession and resisting arrest in Sweden earlier last week, G-Eazy, who was born Gerald Gillum, is "grateful" to be a free man -- so said the rapper on social media earlier Sunday. On Friday, Gerald avoided jail time but was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay 80,000 krona (around $9,000) for his crimes, and a restitution of 6,500 krona (about $810) restitution to the security guard he allegedly assaulted, reports People. On Sunday, Gerald, who performed in Denmark Sunday night, took to Instagram with a lengthy post. The 28-year-old wrote, "Grateful & blessed to be free & safe. Happy to be in Copenhagen tonight doing what I love most. Embarrassed & apologetic beyond words about the incident, but above all I'm so f-cking grateful they let me go, craziest experience of my life, awful night with a lot of bad luck and some even worse decisions but like I said I'm grateful as f-ck to be a free man, back on tour performing for the fans." He added, "Thank you to everyone who's held me down along the way and supported this journey, I appreciate you more than you'll ever know. Love." On Thursday, E! News reported that video footage obtained by TMZ showed the "Him & I" rapper getting loaded into a police car in Stockholm, just hours after performing in the city with his girlfriend, Halsey, on Wednesday night. TMZ reported that G-Eazy was partying in a club and "acting belligerent" when security approached the rapper to get him to calm down. That's when G-Eazy allegedly "started throwing punches, striking one guard in the face," according to the site, which adds that when police then detained G-Eazy, they allegedly found cocaine in his pocket. On Thursday morning, Swedish police confirmed to The Blast that an American citizen was arrested in the early hours of May 3 "on a charge of assault." "Police say it appears the assault involved an official or employee at the club," the site states. According to videos on social media, G-Eazy was at club Solidaritet in Stockholm with Halsey and Sean Kingston before the arrest. Before going to Solidaritet, there was an after-party at Nosh and Chow following G-Eazy's show. "When he was at Nosh and Chow everybody had a good time and there were no problems whatsoever," a source told E! News. "Nosh and Chow was the low-key after-party for them and their friends. It was hosted by Roshi Hoss and Joel Ighe. They were having a good time, dancing and being positive and friendly. It was them, Sean Kingston and their friends and crew." After that is when things got rowdy... (Eonline)

Johnny Depp 'attacked' crew member on film set after drinking all day. An out-of-control Johnny Depp attacked a location manager on the set of his upcoming film, "LAbyrinth," multiple sources told Page Six. The spat even included Depp attempting a punch and bellowing at the veteran production pro, "I'll give you $100,000 to punch me right now!" before he was pulled off. "LAbyrinth" stars Depp as the real LAPD detective Russell Poole, who investigated the murder of Biggie Smalls. But an insider said trouble on the "toxic" set began when Depp took over directing a scene in which he cast two of his pals as a cop and a homeless man. "Johnny's friends were in the scene, and it just turned into way more than it should have been," said a source. A downtown LA street was closed off, but when the permit ran out, Depp wanted to keep the cameras rolling. "The producers kept asking for the time to be extended," explained a source familiar with the production. Finally, a location manager informed the film's director, Brad Furman, that the scene had to wrap, but, "Brad interjected, 'Tell that to Johnny Depp!'" The location manager told Depp, "This is the last shot," a source said, when an irate Depp -- who'd been "smoking and drinking all day on set" -- got in the staffer's face. "He was 6 inches away, yelling, 'Who are you? You have no right!'" sources said. When the well-liked worker told Depp, "I'm just doing my job," a source said Depp tried to punch him in the ribs. But the weak blow didn't make an impact, and Depp yelled, "I'll give you $100,000 to punch me right now!" The stunned staffer stood still, and Depp was finally pulled away. A rep for Depp had no comment. Furman insisted the alleged incident was overblown. "Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists," he said in a statement. "He always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories -- there isn't one here." Separately, Depp's being sued by two former guards, Page Six reported, and is in a legal war with his former managers. (PageSix)

Paris Hilton's done stashing her nude photos on the iCloud -- she made that declaration on her way into the sentencing hearing of the woman who hacked her, and her private pics ... along with more than $100k. One thing's for sure, Paris made one hell of an entrance ... you've gotta see her take on "courtroom attire." It's unclear if she will provide a victim statement during the hearing, but she made a couple big ones outside the courthouse. In her most serious voice, she expressed concern about her privacy being violated, and then she dropped a bomb on Apple. TMZ broke the story ... feds busted the hacker back in November and she struck a deal, pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy. Prosecutors recommend a 57-month sentence. Sounds like Paris wants at least that much. UPDATE: A rep for the U.S. Attorney's Office says the hacker, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, was sentenced to 57 months in prison. We also got Paris on her way out of the courthouse ... and she seemed satisfied that justice had been served. (TMZ)

Dr. Dre is STILL Dre, but same goes for the OG/BYN with a very similar name who was locked in a legal battle for years with the music mogul. Dr. Drai, a Pennsylvania-based gynecologist filed in 2015 to trademark his name and "Doctor Drai OBGYN & Media Personality." Dr. Dre tried to pump the brakes on that application, claiming it would cause confusion in the marketplace ... since their names sound alike. The gyno was born Draion M. Burch, but according to his application he's been going by Dr. Drai for years. He's authored books and makes public appearances using it. The trademark office agreed with the medical doc, saying although the gangsta doc was well known ... there wasn't enough evidence people would be confused. Let's be honest ... no one's downloading "The Chronic" from a gyno. Although, sounds like there should be a shot for that. Point being ... the case was dismissed. (TMZ)

Two white cameramen who are suing NBC -- claiming the network is racist -- allege the network has a pattern of protecting itself and sweeping misconduct under the rug ... and they are pointing to the Tom Brokaw and Matt Lauer cases. Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino were cameramen on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon, until they got fired for receiving racist text messages from a 'Tonight Show' stagehand. They claim they were singled out by Questlove, the band leader, who protected a black NBC employee who also received the text message, but allegedly told NBC bigwigs to fire the 2 white cameramen. The 2 were fired for not reporting the text messages to their bosses. They say in new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, there's a culture at the network to cover up misdeeds of some. They raise the Tom Brokaw case where a former NBC correspondent accused him of sexual harassment. Scores of women, many of whom work at NBC, came out in a public show of support. Decker and Cimino say many of the women were pressured by the network to sign the petition supporting Brokaw. They add the letter was being circulated at the NBC offices and the women feared retaliation if they didn't sign. They also raise the Matt Lauer case, where they say many employees knew Lauer was a serial sexual harasser, but never reported it. Decker and Cimino say none of those employees were disciplined. The two former cameramen also say Questlove himself is guilty of racist and misogynistic language and behavior -- especially involving women and people of Asian descent -- yet the network has never disciplined him. (TMZ)

The man who stabbed Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter 25 times dodged a murder conviction ... but still got nailed for manslaughter. The judge handed down the decision Monday in NYC. Lamar Davenport killed E'Dena Hines back in August 2015 outside of the couple's NYC apartment. Davenport was acquitted of second degree murder. His lawyer argued Davenport was high on PCP when he repeatedly stabbed Hines while screaming, "I love you. I always loved you. God would have wanted this." The judge agreed Davenport wasn't acting with malice, he was just messed up on drugs. Davenport now faces up to 25 years in prison. As we reported ... Davenport screamed several religious statements during the stabbing. After her death, Morgan said, "her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace." Hines was 33. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Jay-Z's mom delivers emotional speech at GLAAD Media Awards. Jay-Z's mom Gloria Carter gave an emotional and moving speech as she was honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday. Carter accepted a special recognition award from Robin Roberts for her contribution to Jay's song "Smile" from his album "4:44." In her speech, Carter discussed the love and support she got from her son when she came out to him as gay. She said: "'Smile' became a reality because I shared with my son who I am... For me that was the first time I spoke to anyone about who I really am, my son cried and said, 'It must have been horrible to live that way for so long.' My life wasn't horrible I chose to protect my family from ignorance." Describing when she first met her partner, "Love gave me the courage to take the power that I allowed other people to have over my life for fear of them revealing my secret... I am a human being who has a right to love who I love. So everybody, just smile, be free." In his song "Smile," Jay-Z, tells of Gloria's struggle and of his unwavering love for her: "Mama had four kids, but she's a lesbian. Had to pretend so long that she's a thespian. Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate. Society shame and the pain was too much to take. Cried tears of joy when you fell in love. Don't matter to me if it's a him or her. I just wanna see you smile through all the hate." Gloria is also heard on the song stating: "Living in the shadow. Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live? In the shadows people see you as happy and free. Because that's what you want them to see. Living two lives, happy, but not free. ... But life is short, and it's time to be free. Love who you love, because life isn't guaranteed. Smile." In an interview with David Letterman for his Netflix show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," Jay-Z reflected: "Imagine having lived your life for someone else. And you think you're protecting your kids. And for my mother to have to live as someone that she wasn't and hide and, like, protect her kids -- and didn't want to embarrass her kids, and you know, for all this time." Samira Wiley and Ava DuVernay were also honored at the GLAAD event, hosted by Ross Mathews at the New York Hilton. (PageSix)

Lance Armstrong travels to Israel for work. Lance Armstrong, who was seen living it up at Wall nightclub in Miami last week, has headed to Israel for work. Armstrong -- who was banned from Olympic cycling for life as a result of doping offenses during the time when he won seven consecutive Tour de France titles -- has been following the Grande Partenza of the iconic Giro d'Italia race with his cycling podcast, "Stages." He was covering the event over the weekend -- starting in Jerusalem on Friday and then in stages from Haifa to Tel Aviv and Be'er Sheva to Eilat on Sunday. (PageSix)

Ryan Seacrest's grueling "American Idol" commute ain't looking all that rough -- considering he gets to make out with his hottie gf, before AND after going wheels up. Ryan and Shayna Taylor were out shopping and grubbing over in Venice, CA ... the day after they jetted from NYC to LA for his little $10 million weekend gig. They did lunch inside Gjelina and did PDA outside the hot spot. Now that all the 'Idol' episodes are live, Ryan has to make this cross-country trek every weekend. Soon as 'Idol' ends Sunday nights ... the couple hops back on a jet plane -- private, of course -- to be back in NYC for 'Live' and his radio show. Looks like they've got a great cure for jet lag. (TMZ)

Prince's Private Island Estate Will Be Sold At Auction: See Inside. Paisley Park has a sister property in paradise -- and it's coming up for sale. Prince's estate is selling off the late singer's private retreat in Turks and Caicos in a closed bid auction on July 12. While there's no minimum bid for the property, which is set on five sandy acres on the island of Providenciales, the $100,000 check required of interested buyers for the opportunity to bid offers an idea of the price point. Premiere Estates Auction Company is overseeing the sale. An FAQ about the auction, which will only accept written bids, suggests "all buyers do their own due diligence in regards to assessing value," and notes, "your highest and best bid is the most effective method." Tours of the property are available to house shoppers, who can also do their own inspection of the place. The compound itself is about 10,000 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. It has two private beaches, a tennis court, and a 200-foot personal dock, but the standout feature pays homage to the music icon: a purple-painted driveway. The compound features a stately main house as well as numerous other accommodations for guests. Inside, the home is surprisingly subdued, sporting a style and materials typical of the Caribbean location, rather than the singer's more recognizable, over-the-top style. "The value is ultimately determined by the market -- with a unique property like Prince's Turks and Caicos estate," says Premiere Estates founder Todd Wohl, "We anticipate significant interest and multiple bidders." (People)

Blake Griffin moves on from Kendall Jenner. NBA star Blake Griffin is hitting the town following his public relationship with Kendall Jenner. The new Detroit Piston was spotted chatting with actress Shay Mitchell in the back room of Carbone on Friday during a private event and was seen Thursday at Tijuana Picnic downtown. Griffin and Jenner reportedly cooled things off in the winter, when he was traded from the LA Clippers. Page Six first reported on their relationship in August, when they were spotted together in Montauk. Griffin's ex-fiancee Brynn Cameron sued him for palimony and accused him of "embarrassing his family with his public fawning over Kendall Jenner." (TMZ)

Adele Threw a Titanic-Themed 30th Birthday Party and Our Hearts May Never Go On. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets, but Adele's Titanic-themed birthday party is not one of them. The queen of sob-inducing love ballads merged with one of the greatest cinematic love stories of our time in honor of her 30th birthday on Saturday. As perhaps her greatest gift to fans yet, the songstress shared a few photos from the night on social media as proof. Dressed creepily identical to Kate Winslet's Rose DeWitt Bukater, Adele arrived with spiral curls and a beaded gown to her themed soiree, threw on a life vest and danced the night away with her fellow pals-turned-passengers. Of course, the festivities would not be complete without a secret meeting at the formal dining room clock, where she posed with birthday glee. The only thing missing? Her Jack! While we're crossing our fingers that Adele's real-life love, Simon Konecki, was somewhere nearby with the heart of the ocean diamond wrapped in his pocket, it sounds like the Grammy winner had an unforgettable night of celebration -- and even better three decades so far. "Dirty 30! I'm not sure what I'm going to do for the next 30 years as I've been blessed beyond words in my life so far," she sweetly wrote online. "Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride the last 11 years with me. My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Last night was the best night of my life." She went on to describe the photos as candidly as only she can. "Here's a couple pics. I'm absolutely f--ked, not sure I'll make it out the house again!" the proud mama quipped. We don't know about Adele, but we'll certainly never be able let this party go. (Eonline)

Conor McGregor brought Cinco de Mayo to Ireland on Saturday -- throwing a massive Mexican-themed party to celebrate his son's 1st birthday! The UFC star took over the fancy Kildare Hotel just outside of Dublin -- one of the nicest hotels in the country. The party for Conor McGregor Jr. had everything from a live band to a balloon animal guy ... and, of course, the best food money can buy -- including lobster. Conor's entire family showed up -- his mom, sisters and girlfriend Dee Devlin. Everyone appeared to have a great time ... not at all bothered by the looming assault case in NYC. Speaking of which, several of Conor's fighting buddies were reportedly at the birthday party, too ... but don't worry -- no one got hit with a steel dolly. Feliz cumpleanos! (TMZ)

Kim Kardashian West drew inspiration for her new lingerie line from a place just a tad outside of Hollywood ... give or take 5,520 miles. The company Kim's charged with spearheading her new lingerie line filed docs -- obtained by TMZ -- to trademark "Kimono Intimates." The plan is to brand her line with the name and slap it on bustiers, nightgowns, breast shapers, pasties (yeah, pasties), leotards and socks, among other things. As we first reported ... Kim wasted no time last month getting back into the clothing industry after closing DASH. She teamed up with the same group behind Khloe's successful Good American brand as well as FRAME. It's interesting ... Kim, Kourtney and Khloe hit up Japan back in February, perhaps getting a head start on Kim's new line. As for the name ... Kimono is a wide-sleeved robe customary in Japan. (TMZ)

John Lennon was not a saint. In fact, The Beatles legend is a "bad guy" ... so says NFL star Chris Long. Long was responding to a Twitter challenge where he was supposed to state a "controversial yet unproblematic opinion" ... and he wrote, "John Lennon was a bad guy." The Philadelphia Eagles stud doubled down in all caps -- "JOHN LENNON WAS A BAD GUY AND IF THIS MAKES YOU MAD UNFOLLOW ME." When asked why he felt this way, Long responded, "It's easier for me because I don't care for the Beatles. I don't feel a need to cape for an abuser." Long is clearly referring to Lennon's admission that he physically abused women -- something he touched on during a 1980 Playboy interview. "All that 'I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved' was me. I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically -- any woman." "I was a hitter. I couldn't express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women. That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace." "Everything's the opposite. But I sincerely believe in love and peace. I am not violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. I will have to be a lot older before I can face in public how I treated women as a youngster." In fact, his first wife, Cynthia, wrote a book and said Lennon once slapped her in the face. When somebody tried to challenge Long and say, "People aren't just good or bad" -- he shot back, "Shut the f*ck up." (TMZ)

Music

Janet Jackson to Receive Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. It's all for you, Janet Jackson! The 51-year-old entertainer will receive the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The honor recognizes an artist's cultural impact, both inside and outside of the music industry; past recipients include Neil Diamond (2011), Stevie Wonder (2012), Prince (2013), Jennifer Lopez (2014), Celine Dion (2016) and Cher (2017). Jackson will also take the stage and perform. From 1990 to 2001, the singer earned 18 Billboard Music Award nominations, winning 10 times. This will be Jackson's first televised performance in nine years. Jackson will join previously announced musical acts BTS, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes. Kelly Clarkson will host the event at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. NBC will broadcast the ceremony live Sunday, May 20, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Jackson has a busy summer ahead of her. Last month, the singer announced she would be extending her State of the World Tour by adding 11 dates to her North American concert series. A six-time Grammy Award winner, Jackson has sold over 160 million records worldwide. Her No. 1 hits include "Again," "All for You," "Black Cat," "Doesn't' Really Matter," "Escapade," "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," "Miss You Much," "That's the Way Love Goes," "Together Again" and "When I Think of You." Jackson's last album, Unbreakable, was released in late 2015. (Eonline)

Carrie Underwood Debuts Tearful Music Video for "Cry Pretty" 6 Months After Accident. Carrie Underwood is letting the tears fall. In her first music video since taking a break from the spotlight to heal from a November fall, the Grammy winner is facing her emotions head on. In honor of the lead single for her upcoming sixth studio album, the songstress addresses the inner turmoil of a star split between her public image and private pain. Behind a glamorous veneer, Underwood insists "you can't dress it up in lace or rhinestones" as she cries at herself in a mirror and weeps in bed. She seeks comfort behind sunglasses as she struts down an alley and seeks solace in a car. Ultimately, she pulls herself together to belt it out for a sea of cheering fans from a stage and finishes the song -- and visual -- off with a confident kick. While the song's inspiration is not entirely clear, Underwood had been keeping a low profile in the months leading up to the single, specifically after she fell on steps outside of her home back in November and underwent surgery for a broken wrist. "Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody...I'll be alright...might just take some time..." she tweeted at the time. "Glad I've got the best hubby in the world to take care of me." By the new year, the star offered some more insight into the injuries she endured. "Most of you know that I tripped and fell and broke my wrist in November. I'm still doing regular physical therapy for that, but all is coming along. There is also another part of the story that I haven't been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up," the singer wrote in a fan club letter. "It's crazy how a freak random accident can change your life." The American Idol winner continued: "In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I'll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [my husband] Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in. Now, here we are 7 weeks later and, even though I've had the best people helping me, I'm still healing and not quite looking the same. I honestly don't know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful." We're grateful she's back, healed and singing her heart out! (Eonline)

'American Idol' Tour to Return For 2018 Season. Top seven contestants from ABC competition will play 40-city tour produced by Faculty's Jared Paul. With the American Idol Live 2018 tour, producer Jared Paul with Faculty Productions is going back to his roots with the return of the live show after a three-year absence. Paul's first gig in the live music industry was at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. (now the Capital One Arena) where he promoted the D.C. date on the inaugural 2002 American Idol tour with winner Kelly Clarkson. That job eventually led to his working with Irving Azoff and launching his career as a producer, manager and founder of Faculty Productions. "For me, it's coming back full-circle being involved in a tour that opened my eyes to how TV shows put butts in seats and entertain people," Paul tells Billboard. "I've always wanted to be a part of this tour because I always thought there was something we could do to help. Thankfully, they took us up on that offer." This year's tour will feature this season's talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard as well as Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen as a special guest. "He's not only a very successful Idol winner who sold a lot of records and had a hit record, but he's also continued to have a bridge with the show and is a great fit for us," Paul said. Also joining the tour is In Real Life, winners of the ABC's 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. The tour had previously been handled by Core Media Group, which is now co-producing Idol with Faculty, while UTA is helping route the 40-date run. Core's CEO Dennis Miller, CFO Scott Frosch and director for business and legal affairs Chris Towson were involved in finalizing the tour deal with Faculty. Idol launches July 11 at the Redding Civic Auditorium in California and will mostly stop at performing arts centers and fairgrounds including the Oregon State Fair in Salem (Aug. 27), as well as iconic theaters like the Ryman in Nashville (Sept. 9) and the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (Aug. 14). The tour concludes Sept. 16 at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. "We're excited to play a traditional theater tour and go to more places," Paul said. "The show has a very deep audience, especially in the heartland of America. This is not just a major market run." Idol show was picked up by ABC last year and relaunched with a new creative focus and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie and presenter Ryan Seacrest. The ABC reboot was recently renewed by the network, following last week's Disney-themed live show, which was watched by 10.5 million viewers. A complete list of dates for the 2018 American Idol tour can be found at americanidollive.com. (Billboard)

BTS' V Stars in "Singularity" Ahead of Band's New Album Release. BTS surprised fans on Sunday by releasing a music video for the new song "Singularity." In the video, K-pop band member V: The Series sings a solo track and dances to some intricate choreography. Throughout the video, V, also known as Kim Tae-hyung, can be seen moving alongside a series of white masks. By the end of the video, he's wearing one of the masks and has a black tear streaming from his eye. The music video comes less than two weeks before the group's highly anticipate album, Love Yourself: Tear, debuts. The group announced the new album via Twitter back in April. The video is described as a "comeback trailer." Love Yourself: Tear is set to drop May 18. The band will then embark on its global tour starting in August. (Eonline)

Taylor Swift Performs Private Concert and Throws Pizza Party For 2000 Foster Families. Now that's one majorly awesome final dress rehearsal! Taylor Swift opened up her big heart once again and brought in foster and adoptive families to the University of Phoenix stadium to see the final dress rehearsal and have a pizza party before her highly anticipated Reputation tour kicks off on Tuesday night in Glendale, AZ. E! News can report that the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer performed for over 2000 foster and adoptive families. A concert attendee told E! News that after the show ended, Taylor brought everyone onstage to take pics. She also stayed for almost four hours taking pictures and meeting all the families. Concert goer Kellie Dillon told E! News, "We received an email a few days ago through an organization called AZAFAP (Arizona Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents). They help organize events and extra-curricular things for foster kids and foster families. They released 2,000 tickets and everyone thought it was a scam at first." She continued, "We thought it was too good to be true, but we all kept it a secret (per Taylor's orders) and sure enough had the time of our lives!" "My family and I have been fostering for over three years and have adopted too," the mom continued. "I don't think Taylor understand what this meant to these foster and adoptive families! Some of these children have been through terrible journeys in their lifetime, so to me able to escape for an incredible evening like that was out of this world! She was so genuine and we truly felt like we were hanging out with a friend and had a pizza party at the end of the night. A magical evening we will never forget." Meanwhile, Tay also paid a visit to one very special young fan in the hospital on Saturday. The popstar stopped by the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix to see superfan Isabella McCune, who is no longer able to go to see the singer kick off her Reputation tour on May 8 after getting burned in a terrible accident in March. According to AZ Central, the 8-year-old recorded a video to Taylor earlier in the week, telling her she'd hoped to go to this Tuesday's concert in Glendale, AZ., but that she could no longer because she was unable to leave the hospital due to her injuries. In the video, the outlet states that Isabella, who has credited Taylor's music with helping her through her ordeal, asked for the chart-topping singer to stop by the hospital. Just days after the plea was made, Tay turned up at the hospital clad in a yellow hospital gown and surprised her fan. The "Look What You Made Me Do" singer took photos with Isabella, her parents and brother Zachary. The "End Game" singer also posed with hospital staff during the good-hearted visit. The outlet also reports that Taylor told the 8-year-old that once she was well, she'd be able to visit the tour any time she wanted to. Swift's highly anticipated Reputation tour starts on May 8 and will continue on through November. The global sensation recently announced that she'll be playing 10 songs from previous albums on the upcoming tour. Swift said during a social media announcement that she's "excited about playing stuff from Reputation," but that she's also "excited about playing stuff from previous albums too." Camila Cabello and Charli XCX will be joining Swift on tour as her opening acts.(Eonline)

Tekashi69 is either trolling us, or he's suddenly climbed a few rungs on the hip-hop ladder ... 'cause he says he made it on Kanye West's new album. We got 6ix9ine Sunday at LAX -- without incident this time -- where he was telling our camera guy why he was the biggest success story in rap, claiming he's won every battle he's been in (literally and metaphorically, we're guessing) ... and that he's never taken an L. Big wigs at Barclays Center and TUNES Audio might claim otherwise for one reason or another -- but Tekashi's got the ultimate proof (allegedly) ... he says he's on 'Ye's forthcoming studio album, which is set to drop later this month. You'll recall ... Tekashi said he was on his way to see 'Ye late last week, and if that was true ... it's possible he laid down a track with him right then and there. Kanye did exactly that with T.I. not too long ago during a visit, so it's certainly not out of the question. It's that ... or Tekashi's BS'ing. We're split ... (TMZ)

Inside Candace Cameron Bure's Night Hosting the iHeartCountry Festival in Texas. Giddyup! Candace Cameron Bure got in the cowboy way and headed over to Austin, Texas to co-host the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin and E! News has a behind-the-scenes look at the 42-year-old actress' fun-filled night (and her many costume changes!) at the fest that features the biggest stars on the country scene, including Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Maren Morris. Candace tells E! News, "I'm so happy to have hosted the iHeartCountry Festival. I was a fan before, now I'm a super fan!" The iHeartCountry Festival, which is put on by iHeartRadio, celebrates all things country at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The mom of three, who just came out with her book Kind is the Classy, added, "One of my biggest takeaways from the evening was that everyone (artists, crew, everyone) was super nice and really kind. Everyone was so personable, the artists talked and hung out. I haven't seen that at other festivals or award shows." During the fun-filled night, the star made more than a few style switches, many of them quite eye-popping. "When I was thinking of my outfits for the show, it was important to me that I embraced the vibrant energy of country music -- letting it reflect in fun, bright colors in different fabrications, textures and patterns. The former child star, whose styling was done by Erin MacDonald, added, "I also wanted to make sure everything was easy to move in because I love to dance - and I DID!" (Eonline)

Bruce Springsteen Surprises Steven Van Zandt at New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction. Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday (May 6) into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show. The Boss made a surprise appearance at Asbury Park's Convention Hall to introduce his longtime friend and guitarist Steven Van Zandt into the hall. Springsteen himself was admitted a decade earlier. The two joined forces onstage and played "I Don't Want To Go Home," trading vocals and eventually welcoming the entire class of inductees -- and many of their family members -- onstage to close the show. "We did the impossible: We made New Jersey hip," said Van Zandt, who is from Middletown. Then, referring to his surprising second career as an actor in the hit HBO series The Sopranos, in which he played mobster Silvio Dante, Van Zandt quipped, "I had the experience of witnessing New Jersey become fashionable twice in one lifetime. Thank you, New Jersey; you have been very, very good to me." Springsteen introduced the erratically clothed Van Zandt as "the only man I know besides Hugh Hefner who has figured out how to spend his whole life in his pajamas. Though born in Boston, Massachusetts, there is no purer distillation of the Jersey ethos than Little Stevie Van Zandt." Meryl Streep, of Summit, who actually was named to the hall in its first year in 2008 but has yet to appear at an induction ceremony, had to bail again due to a production conflict with her hit HBO series Big Little Lies. Because of that, she has not yet officially entered the New Jersey hall. Comedian and actor Joe Piscopo, who introduced former Mets and Yankees pitcher Al Leiter, said the event was "so New Jersey that I had to pay a toll to get in." Other performers getting the nod included Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, of Hawthorne. She confessed that while on tour, she gets really sad if she misses tomato-ripening season in New Jersey, and that she has long wanted to name an album "Jersey Tomato," but never did. Disco queen Gloria Gaynor, who is from Newark, turned the hall into a giant dance party as audience members leapt from their seats and boogied to her hit "I Will Survive." Frankie Valli, who also is from Newark, and his Four Seasons bandmates Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Joe Long, also were inducted. Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, of Orange, were inducted, along with Republican Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick, of Bernardsville, the inspiration behind Lacey Davenport, a fictional character in the Doonesbury comic strip; nurse Clara Maass, of East Orange, who died after volunteering for medical experiments to study yellow fever; Olympic soccer gold medalist Carli Lloyd, of Delran; publisher and flat-tax advocate Steve Forbes, of Morristown; businessmen Joe Buckelew, of Lakewood, and Jon Hanson, of Bogota; author Harlan Coben, of Newark; novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen, of South Brunswick; and TV "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro, of Hoboken. "I'm a baker, right?" Valastro said. "And I'm standing up here in the hall of fame. It's a dream come true." The Hall's Unsung Hero award went to Kevin Hoagland, founder of the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association. (Billboard)

Amy Schumer, Kings of Leon to Open NYC's Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series. Pier 17 Rooftop. Manhattan's Seaport District will become one of New York City's newest entertainment destinations when the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series kicks off on Aug. 1. Starting out with a bang, the first two acts to take the stage at the new venue are comedian Schumer and Grammy-winning rock group Kings of Leon, Billboard exclusively announces Monday morning (May 7). Schumer will headline the opening night of the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series with a comedy show on Aug. 1, with Kings of Leon following that up with a full-on rock show on Aug. 2. Schumer's event will be seated, while Kings of Leon's is general admission. The Live Nation-programmed Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series will feature a diverse roster of talent after Schumer and Kings of Leon's inaugural performances, with a full 2018 lineup to be announced in the coming week. The 1.5-acre rooftop has a capacity of 3,400 standing or 2,400 seated, with the Brooklyn Bridge serving as a backdrop as well as surrounding views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Tickets for the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series can be purchased on Ticketmaster. General on sale starts May 11 at 10 a.m. ET, with Chase card members receiving early access with a 48-hour presale starting at 10 a.m. ET. For more information about these shows and upcoming events at Pier 17, visit Pier17ny.com. (Billboard)

R Kelly Team Disavows Statement About Latest Sexual Abuse Allegations. R. Kelly's management says a statement sent out on his behalf wasn't authorized by his team. An early Friday morning (May 4) email sent by Katie Thompson on behalf of R. Kelly Tours claimed the media was trying to distort and destroy his legacy by reporting allegations that he sexually mistreats women and said the singer was "heartbroken" over it. However, management disavowed that statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Thompson's relationship to the singer is unclear, and management acknowledged she may work for the singer. There have been numerous reports detailing allegations that Kelly sexually abused women over the years. He was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008. Earlier this week, the organization Time's Up joined the social media movement known as #MuteRKelly demanding an investigation into his behavior. It also called on the recording industry to consider severing ties to him. On Friday, BuzzFeed posted a new expose from reporter Jim DeRogatis (working with BuzzFeed's Marisa Carroll) in which Lizzette Martinez claimed that a then-28 year-old Kelly began a relationship with her in the winter of 1995 when she was a 17-year-old high school senior after the two met at a shopping mall in Miami. Martinez claims that Kelly, knowing she was underage (the age of consent in Florida is 18), took her virginity and repeatedly pressured her to engage in sexual acts against her will. The second allegation came from a woman named Michelle (whose last name was withheld to protect her daughter's privacy), a Chicago mother who claimed that her now-27-year-old daughter began a relationship with Kelly when she was 17 (the age of consent in Illinois). In the now-disavowed statement, Kelly reportedly called himself "a God-fearing man, a son, a brother, and most importantly a father," lashing out at the media, which he said, "has dissected and manipulated these false allegations." (Billboard)

Movies

Dark Horse to Release 'Zootopia' Graphic Novel (Exclusive). 'Disney Zootopia: Friends to the Rescue' will hit shelves September. Fans of Disney's animated 2016 hit Zootopia should prepare for a return to the anthropomorphic city this summer, with Dark Horse Comics releasing a brand new graphic novel based on the movie as part of its new deal with Disney. Aimed at younger readers, Disney Zootopia: Friends to the Rescue will feature two stories spotlighting young versions of both Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde taking place before the start of the movie; Judy has to save the day -- and her friend Dinah -- at the Bunnyburrow County Fair, while Nick has to put his (questionable) talents to good use to give his friend Hedy the best birthday party imaginable. Both stories are written by Jimmy Gownley, with art by Leandro Ricardo da Silva, with colors by Wes Dzioba and lettering from Chris Dickey. The 48-page title will also feature special features and story-related activities. Disney Zootopia: Friends to the Rescue will be the second release to come from Dark Horse's partnership with the animation studio, which was unveiled in January with the announcement of a three-issue Disney Frozen mini-series. That series will begin in August; Disney Zooptopia: Friends to the Rescue will be released Sept. 12. (Hollywood Reporter)

Cannes: Bruce Willis to Play Mike Tyson's Boxing Trainer in 'Cornerman'. The film marks the feature-length directorial debut for 'Homeland' star Rupert Friend. Bruce Willis is getting in the ring. Well, the corner of the ring. The Die Hard star is set to play legendary boxing trainer Constantine "Cus" D'Amato in Cornerman, written and to be directed by Homeland and The Death of Stalin star Rupert Friend in his feature-length directorial debut. Friend and Aimee Mullins for Circus Florist Films produce alongside Marc Butan and Ara Keshishian of MadRiver Pictures. CAA is handling U.S. rights for the film, and IMR International will begin foreign sales in Cannes this week. Cornerman will tell the story of how D'Amato, an International Boxing Hall of Fame member who worked with the likes of Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres, was introduced to a 13-year old Mike Tyson after having reluctantly retired as a boxing coach. After moving to the Catskills region of New York, where he ran a small gym with his long-term partner Camille, a friend dropped by with Tyson, who was getting into trouble with his fists, displaying raw but incredibly powerful talent. Seeing his extraordinary potential, D'Amato enrolled him in his gym and welcomed him in his home, determined to turn the mercurial hothead into a world champion. D'Amato died in 1985, a little over a year before Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight titleholder in history at the age of 20 years and 4 months. Producers will begin a worldwide search for the actor who will portray Tyson. "Ultimately, this is a story about a deep love between two ferocious talents, each brave enough to admit their fears to the other, and so spur one another to greatness," said Friend. "It is a story about fighting for what you believe in, and a film that will make you question what strength really is." Willis is represented by CAA. Friend is represented by CAA and 42. (Hollywood Reporter)

Cannes: French Bank BNP Launches Young Filmmakers Fund. The bank also will partner with the Directors' Fortnight to promote film education and engagement from outside the industry. French bank BNP Paribas is launching a $1.2 million (1 million euros) film fund to finance young directors, as well as becoming an official partner for the Directors' Fortnight sidebar of the Cannes film festival. Called "New Cinema Talent," the fund will go toward first or second films produced or co-produced in France that "reflect BNP Paribas' values and social engagement." The bank has a history of financing big projects in France, including Michel Hazanavicius' Oscar-winning film The Artist. It's also joining forces to back the Directors' Fortnight sidebar, where it will lend financial support to the "Fortnight in Action" program that aims to get locals in Cannes' La Bocca district involved in the festival and promotes education and access to films. BNP also has financed such films as French juggernaut The Intouchables, starring Omar Sy, Bertrand Bonello's Cannes entry Saint Laurent and Luc Besson's global hit Lucy. It also directly invested in Besson's disappointing Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The bank also runs the Fortis Film Fund to support production and distribution in Belgium and Italy. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Roseanne doing an episode about Muslim neighbors at Roseanne Barr's urging. Roseanne Barr hopes to teach tolerance and compassion in the next installment of her ABC sitcom. On Tuesday's episode of Roseanne, a Muslim family living next door to the Conners elicits such fear in Roseanne that she starts to believe they're about to build a bomb out of fertilizer piled near their garage. "What if this is a sleeper cell full of terrorists getting ready to blow up our neighborhood?" she asks her sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf). "Any time something bad happens, it's always somebody who lives next door to somebody." Ultimately, Roseanne is forced to face her prejudice by approaching the neighbors and asking for their Wi-Fi code to help her granddaughter. What transpires over the episode is lots of ignorance covered up in punchlines, with Roseanne ultimately realizing there is more to the folks next door than a pile of stinky dirt. And it was all Barr's idea. In this interstitial released by ABC, Dave Caplan, co-executive producer, confirms that it was the star's idea to do a story about Muslim neighbors. He says the writers didn't need much convincing. (ABC would not make the executive producers available for further comment). "She wanted to get a comeuppance for her own bias," Caplan says in the interstitial, adding, "that was her idea." The episode was completed before the comedy's March 27 premiere, but it comes at a time when the show could definitely use a buzz boost: The sitcom has lost 43 percent of its audience since its behemoth start; last week's episode averaged 10.3 million viewers and a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, Barr isn't exactly fostering good will on social media. As a Trump supporter, the actress has come to the President's defense with a nonsensical tweet about freeing children from bondage all over the world. And just last week, she sparred with Stormy Daniels. The episode about the Muslim neighbors with all that fertilizer airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Entertainment Weekly)

OMG! Queen Helena Attacks Willow's Mother and Pulls Out Her Hair (Dynasty-Style!) on The Royals. What's a royal wedding without some drama? Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) shakes things up with Willow's (Genevieve Gaunt) mother before the royal wedding in a clip from Sunday's season finale of The Royals. "Nice day for a wedding," Helena shouts as she passes by Willow's mother. "There's something you never said to poor Alistair Lacey," the mother of the bride snaps back. And just like that, a cat fight ensues and it isn't long before harsh words and hair went flying. "I learned this move from Dynasty re-runs, bitch!" Helena quips before yanking out some of her nemesis' locks. "That's my hair!" Willow's mother yells. "Oh, you scraggy old cow!" Watch the season finale of The Royals Sunday at 10 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

Stranger Things Star Noah Schnapp Teases Season 3 As "Amazing" and "Better Than One and Two." If you weren't excited about Stranger Things season three, perhaps what Noah Schnapp told E! News will change your mind. "Season three, honestly, it's, like, amazing," Schnapp told E! News' Sibley Scoles at Netflix's FYSee event. "I think it's better than one and two." Schnapp, who plays Will Byers on the series, said he's read four scripts for the new season and writers at work crafting the remainder. The cast and crew recently returned to work on the sci-fi series and announced the new and returning cast members. Returning alongside Schnapp are Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink. Season three will also include an expanded role for Priah Ferguson, who plays Erica, Lucas' younger sister, and newcomers to the series Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride fame, Jake Busey and Maya Hawke. Look for Elwes to play Mayor Kline, a "classic 80s politician" who is more concerned with his public image than the city he governs (Hawkins), Busey is playing a journalist with questionable morals and Hawke is Robin, an alternative girl who is looking for more excitement in her life. Meanwhile, Ferguson's Erica will have her own wild mission as the town faces a new threat. "It's really good," Schnapp said. Will viewers be shocked by the third season? No premiere date for Stranger Things season three has been announced yet. (Eonline)

Arrested Development Season 5 Trailer, Premiere Date Revealed (Yes, the Bluths Are Truly All Back Together). The Bluths are back -- and they're truly back together this time. The new season of Arrested Development, which premieres May 29th on Netflix, will feature the ensemble cast together. Season four, the first revival season on Netflix, featured episodes focused on different characters with the cast largely not appearing in the same installments. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz recut the season, which is now streaming on Netflix, to feature the cast together. "It seems a lot has changed over the years," series narrator Ron Howard says in the trailer. "Well, not everything." It's a new, new beginning for the Bluths. They're getting an award, family of the year, presented to themselves by themselves. The trailer only features a handful of new scenes, but it does give some plot details away: Michael (Jason Bateman) is still hoping to leave his family behind, Buster (Tony Hale) has a new robotic hand, Lucille (Jessica Walter) and still do her Gene Parmesan scream and Lindsay (Portia De Rossi) is running for Congress. The cast also includes Alia Shawkat, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, David Cross and Jeffrey Tambor. "In talks with Netflix we all felt that that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business -- and their desperate abuses of power -- are really underrepresented on TV these days," Hurwitz, said in a statement when the renewal was announced. "I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids; Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Did I say Tiffany? -- back to the glorious stream of life." Arrested Development season five debuts Tuesday, May 29 on Netflix. (Eonline)

Total Divas Renewed for Two More Seasons! These WWE stars aren't going anywhere! Total Divas has been renewed for two more seasons, E! and the WWE announced. Season eight will premiere later this year with a handful of familiar faces and even a blast from past seasons. "We are thrilled to have celebrated the 100th episode of this popular franchise and are grateful to announce two additional seasons," Amy Introcaso-Davis, E!'s Executive Vice President of Development and Production, said in a statement Thursday. "The series will continue to give a rare glimpse at a beloved cast of strong, diverse women whose big personalities, unique relationships and aspirational lifestyles have proven to resonate with our audience." Season seven of Total Divas followed the stories of Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Nattie Neidhart, Trinity Fatu, Maryse, Nia Jax, Lana, Alexa Bliss and Carmella. The Bella Twins' story will continue when their spinoff Total Bellas returns Sunday, May 20. Season 3 of Total Bellas premieres Sunday, May 20, at 9 p.m., only on E! Season eight of Total Divas premieres fall 2018. (Eonline)

Queen Helena Goes on a Covert Mission to Expose King Robert on The Royals. Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) will stop at nothing to restore order to the monarchy, even if that means exposing her own son! On this week's all-new The Royals, Helena goes on a covert mission to convince powerful energy magnate Martin Kane to help take down King Robert (Max Brown). After seducing Martin during a game of poker, Eleanor invited him to the palace for a night cap. "Ever been to the palace before Mr. Kane?" Helena asked. "Please, call me Martin. And no, never been," Martin replied. "Not even when you were conspiring with my son to cause the blackout?" the queen retorted. "Now you can call me Mr. Kane," Martin shot back. "Well, Mr. Kane, you run a publicly traded utility. Many of your shareholders live in the district you betrayed," the queen reminded him. Despite Helena's accusations, Martin was confident in his strong alliance with King Robert, but was it strong enough to withstand a coup? "If you were to expose me, you would also have to expose your son," Martin said. "That's right I would, and I will. And, I'll have help doing it," Helena assured. "We know what you did Mr. Kane and we know how you did it. The only one protecting you is the current king. You better hope he stays current." Martin threatened to run off and tell Robert, but Queen Helena had one last trick up her sleeve, or should we say up her dress, to ensure Martin's silence...a wire recording their conversation! It looks like that was enough to get his attention. But Helena's not the only one who has a bone to pick with her son. In addition to Prince Liam (William Moseley), Cyrus (Jake Maskall) and his confidant Aston Lang's (Tom Crowley) planned coup, Jasper (Tom Austen) has his concerns about King Robert too. "There's something happening and I think you should know about it," Jasper revealed to Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park). "Liam is planning to remove Robert from the throne." "He just can't ever push past it," a frustrated Eleanor snapped back. After finding out her mother revealed her Robin Hood identity and was sleeping with Sebastian (Toby Sandeman), Eleanor was feeling more betrayal than she was willing to stomach. "After all of this time, after all of the second chances he still thinks Robbie is evil and wants to dethrone him. It's unbelievable. I have to put a stop to it," Eleanor insisted. "Don't!" Jasper warned. "I know you love him and it pains me to say it, but your brother is not a good guy. He needs to be stopped." Deeply in denial, Eleanor stormed off. In the meantime, Queen Helena delivered some good news to Liam about her meeting with Martin, but it came with a few conditions. "Martin Kane is in. He's going to tell the world that Robert coerced him, but in return he asks that the new king not only pardons him, but also bestows a knighthood on him," Helena informed him. "Kind of an aggressive ask for a criminal with no bargaining power," Liam retorted. Let's not forget, he did see the queen in her underwear, so he does have that. "I know this isn't easy for you mom," Liam told his mother. "It's not easy for any of us, but it has to be done," Helena said with tears in her eyes. "If your father were here, he'd say exactly the same thing. Stay strong. Stay silent. And more than anything else, trust no one." Still not fully convinced her brother was the evil man everyone was painting him out to be, Eleanor met with Willow (Genevieve Gaunt) for some clarity. "I got your text. What's wrong?" Willow asked Eleanor. "I need to tell you something. First, I need to ask you something because I need to know that I'm not going crazy." Eleanor stressed. "Robbie is a good guy, yeah?" "What? Of course he is!" a shocked Willow insisted. "He's profoundly good." But does he love Willow? It seems like Eleanor wasn't so sure. "I just saw him. He told me I was the gift he's wished for all his life. Even got down on one knee," Willow said. "What did he say exactly? Please," Eleanor pleaded. "He said he's always had trust issues but realizes he doesn't with me. He finds himself wanting to be a better person and wanting to be great in my eyes. He said, 'I know things started unconventionality with us, but my world is more vibrant...'" Willow trailed off. "Because of you. My heart aches and my body trembles, but I would walk away from all of it to be with you for the rest of time," Eleanor said, picking up where Willow left off. "Yes," a shocked Willow confirmed. "You can't marry him," Eleanor warned. Will Willow make her way to the altar and marry King Robert? You'll have to tune in to next week's season finale to find out! Brand new episode of The Royals Sunday at 10 p.m., on E! (Eonline) (Eonline)

Megan Forces Kyle to Choose Between Her, IHM and Terence on The Arrangement: "It's Time We All Picked a Side." Who will he choose? Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) and Kyle West (Josh Henderson) have had their fair share of relationship issues on The Arrangement, but can they make it through this one? After finding out Kyle's major secret, you know, that he paralyzed a man and then had Terence (Michael Vartan) bury the police report, Megan is a little on edge with her fiance. But she's got to pep up because she has a wedding to prepare for. Plus, an exciting career opportunity. Deann (Lexa Doig) is fighting for her next career move. "I know you're dealing with a lot right now, but if we want this project we need to get aggressive," she tells Megan. Which means her relationship may be on the rocks, but her career is about to be on solid ground. Before she can truly dig into her work, she needs Kyle's help ensuring Julie Woolth and her brother Aaron are safe. Especially since Terence seems to be working on a plan to eliminate them for good. This unfortunately means Megan is going to have to take Kyle to see Aaron. After a teary eyed reunion, Kyle is able to have a heart to heart with the man whose life he destroyed. "I used to hate watching movies. Pick apart your performance, which wasn't hard. Some of that early stuff, yikes!" Aaron told him. "Then you got good. And that at first made me hate you more, but I realized I could lose myself in your performances. Root for your characters to win, grieve when they lost. And that, just feeling that, was kind of..." "Healing," Kyle finished his thought. While they may not have hugged it out and promised to meet up for mimosas soon, the both of them did get a little bit of the closure that they needed to move forward. But it's going to take a lot more than that for Megan to forgive Kyle, because what she really wants is Terence to be out of the picture. "You think he cares about you? He controls you. He uses all of this to keep you tied to him because he needs you," Megan tells him. "He's built IHM off of your fame. Don't you see that?" Kyle isn't completely convinced that this situation is just black and white, and he's definitely not ready for his relationship with Terence to end just yet...or is he? "Of course I see that. He's also been there for me when I had nothing. When I felt like nothing and that matters. After everything that Terence has done, that will always matter," he tells a disappointed Megan. "But I'm willing to leave. IHM, Terence, I'll cut ties." She's obviously a little bit weary of that. "You've built your whole life, your identity around IHM and Terence. How am I supposed to believe that now you're willing to give all of that up?" she asks him. "Because what I'm not willing to give up is you," he tells her. "I love you, Megan. And if I have to choose, then I choose you." Music to her ears! Naturally both of them decide to blind side Terence with the news that Kyle is leaving IHM. To add insult to injury, they do it at their wedding rehearsal dinner, so he doesn't make a scene. Yeah, not their smartest idea. "I'm leaving IHM," Kyle tells Terence. "No one is telling me what to do. I made a choice, I love Megan and I'm choosing her," Kyle shares. But Terence isn't letting go without a fight, even though Kyle assures him this doesn't have to be a difficult process. "I won't leave publicly. I don't want to embarrass you. I know this is an important time for The Institute. But if you make this more difficult than it needs to be, for me or Megan, things will get messy," Kyle tells him. We all know Terence loves when things get a little messy! Deann tries, unsuccessfully, to be the voice of reason with Megan later, but her mind is pretty much made up. "Laying all your cards on the table like that. That was stupid, Megan. Impulsive... You've drawn a line in the sand and made it impossible for us to work together on anything," Deann scolds her. "It's time someone drew that line. It's time we all picked a side," Megan tells her. With Terence finally out of the picture and Megan's career on track, she just needs to ensure Aaron and Julie are settled in and safe at their new location. Sound too easy? Yeah, that's because it was. Megan soon learns that Aaron and Julie are nowhere to be found. Naturally she calls Terence and finds out that someone leaked the location, and of course, she believes that it had to be Kyle. Even though he denies it, Megan is through with his lies. "I choose you. When you said that to me, it was like everything I wanted to hear, and that is so weak and pathetic that I would think that you would actually choose me over him," Megan tells him. "We're getting married tomorrow!" Kyle calls after her. "Tell me what I can do to fix this?" "You can't," Megan responds before leaving Kyle alone on the eve of their wedding. So what's a girl to do when she finds out the love of her life may have betrayed her trust and sold her out to Terence -- again. Well, if you're Megan, you drive all the way to Xavier Hughes' (Ruffin Prentiss) house and start a steamy makeout sesh right on his driveway. Yep! So is the wedding still on? Brand new episode of The Arrangement Sunday at 9 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

'Westworld': Evan Rachel Wood on That "Gruesome," "Unpredictable" War Scene. "She's completely ruthless and she's on a mission," the star tells THR about Dolores, the "highly tactical" host at the heart of the HBO series. [This story contains spoilers for season two, episode three of HBO's Westworld, "Virtu e Fortuna."] Welcome to Westworld, Wyatt. Throughout the first season of Jonathan Nolan's and Lisa Joy's HBO drama, viewers were teased with the notion of an enigmatic killer named "Wyatt," a character designed by the late Arnold Weber (Jeffrey Wright) and Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) as an especially nasty nemesis within the park. In the season finale, it was revealed that Wyatt was none other than Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), who harbored the lethal personality and used it once upon a time to kill Arnold and the other hosts, all at Arnold's behest. Finally at the center of the maze -- "consciousness," in other words -- Dolores' "rancher's daughter" and Wyatt personas fused into one larger personality: the revolutionary warrior we're now seeing throughout season two. If the Wyatt side of Dolores wasn't already clearly established in the first two hours of the new season, it came out in full force during this week's third episode, "Virtu e Fortuna," which featured a massive battle sequence between hosts and humans. As is her current wont, Dolores led the charge against the park's security forces, commanding an army comprising her most dedicated followers (the "horde," as she calls them) as well as the Confederados she recruited in "Reunion." Outnumbered and outgunned, Dolores' forces look like they don't have a shot in seven hells at defeating their enemy -- but the tide turns once Dolores enacts her true plan to use the Confederados as veritable human shields, destroying the security forces and wiping out a group of hosts she deems unworthy of seeking out the "Valley Beyond" in one fell swoop. It's an objectively dark turn for the character, even from the perspective of the star behind the scene: Evan Rachel Wood, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that this is the big coming-out party for Dolores' inner Wyatt. "For me, Wyatt is in full form in episode three," she says. "The turn she takes at the end of the battle is really jarring, not just because it's so gruesome, but because of the way her mind works. This is when you're really seeing the mastermind behind the killings and the manipulations to get the job done, and the way she's having to think, and how terrifying it actually is. She's highly tactical and unpredictable. It shows you where she's at: you're a little more afraid of her now. You never really know when she's telling the truth or not. She's kind of a wild card." Dolores' turn in episode three is indeed a fearsome one, not the least of which is because of what happens after she wins the battle. With the guns still hot from all of the violence, Dolores commands Teddy (James Marsden) to round up and execute the remaining Confederados, including Major Craddock (Jonathan Tucker). Even though Craddock does his level best to get under Teddy's skin, Teddy can't bring himself to shoot these hosts in cold blood. He sets them free, rather than carry out Dolores' deadly orders -- an act of rebellion that Dolores herself witnesses from afar. Fans have noticed a growing divide between Dolores' and Teddy's outlook on life over the opening hours of season two, and that gulf is likely to widen even more in light of Teddy's disobedience. If you're worried about what's coming next, it's with good reason, based on how Wood describes Dolores' views of humanity and host kind alike. "Not only is she killing humans, she's also using hosts in a way to advance her situation," says Wood. "If there's casualties? There's casualties. She's willing to risk that and to use it. It shows you that she's completely ruthless and she's on a mission. She's willing to do whatever it takes to get out." (Hollywood Reporter)

TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Leads Sunday, 'Last Man' Wraps Season. ABC takes an end-of-weekend win with the latest live outing of its renewed singing competition. Nabbing a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, American Idol topped Sunday's original telecasts in the key demo. The ABC series, renewed for another season on Friday, also managed 8.6 million viewers during its two-hour block -- leading the time period and topping all other originals for the night, save CBS' 60 Minutes. ABC also put out a new episode of Deception, which came in with a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. Sharing second-place status for the night in the key demo were CBS, the night's audience leader, and Fox. 60 Minutes (0.8 adults), Instinct (0.7 adults), NCIS: Los Angeles (0.8 adults) and Madam Secretary (0.5 adults). On Fox, Bob's Burgers (0.7 adults), The Simpsons (0.9 adults) and Family Guy (0.9 adults) were steady -- where Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.7 adults) took a slight hit. Last Man on Earth, very much on the bubble for renewal, wrapped its season with another 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. Over on NBC, Dateline (0.6 adults), back to back episodes of Genius Junior (0.5 and 0.6 adults) and a new Timeless (0.5 adults) held. (Hollywood Reporter)

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