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Monday, July 30, 2018

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Inside Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Visit to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's Country Home. When Nick met Harry! Priyanka Chopra introduced Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to her love, Nick Jonas, during a visit to the royal's country home, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. The "Chains" singer, 25, and the Quantico star, 36, enjoyed some time at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's house in Oxfordshire, England, the same week Jonas popped the question. The twosome were spotted together in London on July 17, one day before the actress turned 36. Nick's brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee, Sophie Turner, were also seen in the capital of England, enjoying a meal at the Italian restaurant Novikov. A source confirmed to Us on July 20 that the Kingdom alum was shopping at Tiffany & Co in London, seemingly buying Chopra's engagement ring. Us Weekly confirmed on Friday, July 27, that Nick and Chopra are engaged. A third insider told Us that Chopra "was thrilled" after the Disney alum proposed. While she did not expect the engagement to happen so soon -- Us exclusively revealed in May that the twosome were dating -- the insider said Chopra suspected Nick might propose at some point. The insider added: "Nick really loves her." News of the pair's engagement comes two months after Chopra attended Harry and Meghan's nuptials at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19. She arrived at the wedding with fellow actress Abigail Spencer. Chopra, who is close friends with the duchess, exclusively confirmed to Us in April that she was going to the royal wedding. "I've known Meghan for three years and I'm so happy the way the world has responded to her ... she is a relatable young woman of the world today," Chopra told Us at the time. "She's that girl who thinks out of the box. She has always been an activist. She has always had a strong voice. She's an ambitious girl of today. I think the world needs strong role models like Meghan." As for Chopra's upcoming trip down the aisle, the insider told Us that the pair "want to get married very soon." (Eonline)

Martin Luther King letter going for $95K. A Martin Luther King letter against the Vietnam War is being sold for $95,000. The letter, being sold by Moments in Time, is dated Sept. 26, 1966, and addressed to Mrs. S.S. Blakney. King wrote at the time, "the inequalities of the present military draft system place an unequal burden on Negro men for service in Vietnam. We believe it grossly unjust to ask a man to fight in such a war only to come home to face indignities and de facto slavery in his own country." The memorabilia dealer claims it's the only letter ever on the market in which King discussed the war. (PageSix)

There Was a Boy Meets World Reunion at Matthew Lawrence and Cheryl Burke's Engagement Party. It's a Boy Meets World mini reunion! Ben Savage attended former co-star Matthew Lawrence and Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke's engagement party in Los Angeles. Savage, who played main character Cory Matthews in the hit '90s teen series, posted on his Instagram page on Saturday a photo of himself with the groom-to-be, who played Jack Hunter. "Congratulations on your engagement @matthewlawrence. So happy for you and @cherylburke," wrote Savage, 37. Lawrence and Burke's party took place last weekend and was hosted by Dancing With the Stars pro Kym Johnson Herjavec and her husband, former dance partner and Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec. "This past weekend @matthewlawrence and I celebrated our engagement with our families and some of our closest friends, and I've been daydreaming of it ever since," Burke wrote on Instagram on Thursday. "My stepdad, who I also call Dad because he's been one to me for most of my life, gave the BEST speech and the whole evening was overflowing with love and laughter." The party took place more than four months after Burke's father, Stephen Burke, passed away. "This year has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least but getting to share this night with the people I love most reminded me of how important it is to celebrate the joy in our lives," the dance pro continued. "It was perfect ?? #lettheweddingplanningbegin." Burke, 34, and Lawrence, 38, announced their engagement in May, more than a year after they rekindled their romance. They had met in 2006 through his older brother and fellow actor Joey Lawrence, who was a contestant on the third season of Dancing With the Stars and had initially dated for about a year before splitting in 2008. (Eonline)

Will Smith to bungee jump over Grand Canyon on 50th birthday. Will Smith, Jordan Peele, Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr. are part of YouTube Original's new series line-up. YouTube said Friday that in "Will Smith: The Jump," the star will bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. The live broadcast will take place on Sept. 25, Smith's 50th birthday. Smith's bravado is in response to a challenge from the Yes Theory channel on YouTube. "Get Out" filmmaker Peele is the co-creator (with "Key & Peele" writer Charlie Sanders) of "Weird City," described by YouTube as a comedic sci-fi anthology series with six episodes. Guest stars will include Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera and LaVerne Cox. Dunst stars in "On Becoming a God in Central Florida," a dark comedy about a minimum-wage worker who schemes her way into a company that ruined her family. The 10-episode series, produced by Dunst, is set in the early 1990s. Downey will host and narrate a series that explores the world of artificial intelligence through the perspectives of researchers and experts. The still-untitled series will look at the impact of A.I. and how it's changing people's lives and the change yet to come. The 2019 debut dates for it and the other new series were not provided. This fall, YouTube Originals will debut "Origin," a sci-fi thriller about people struggling for survival on an abandoned spacecraft. The cast includes Natalia Tena ("Game of Thrones"), Tom Felton (of the "Harry Potter" film franchise) and Sen Mitsuji. (PageSix)

Orlando Bloom Stops West End Performance Twice: "Put That F--king iPad Away!" Orlando Bloom was not having it. The star, who is currently appearing in West End's Killer Joe, stopped the show twice on Thursday on account of a distraction in the audience. According to London-based theater critic Mark Shenton, who cited an eyewitness account, Bloom "made two unscripted interventions" about an iPad. "I need you to put iPad away now!" Shenton quoted the actor as saying. A few minutes later, Bloom reportedly reiterated, "Put that f--king iPad away now and I will wait." Actor Harry Edwin commented on Shenton's tweet, explaining that he had been seated behind the alleged woman in question. Edwin also shared a photo of the scene, which showed a fan propped up on the iPad she was holding. "I was sat behind and although it would have looked bad, in her defense she was only using it for her fan as the auditorium was roasting!" Edwin explained. "There was an incident at yesterday's matinee of Killer Joe that was dealt with swiftly and efficiently by the Front of House team. The Trafalgar Studios is a very intimate performance space, which can make the use of electronic devices by any audience member extremely distracting for the Company. The Trafalgar Studios' team [does] a great job of making sure everyone at the Theatre can enjoy the live experience," a spokesperson for the theater told E! News in a statement, citing producers. Bloom is far from the first thespian to face a distraction in the audience. In 2015, his Pirates of the Caribbean co-star Keira Knightley was starring as the titular role in Therse Raquin on Broadway in New York City when a man in the audience began shouting at her during a scene in the opening preview performance. While the stranger was being escorted out of the theater, he threw a bouquet of flowers onto the stage. As the old adage goes, "The show must go on" -- no matter iPads or floral arrangements. (Eonline)

Luann de Lesseps to Return to Cabaret Stage After 3 Weeks of Rehab. Luann de Lesseps is expected to return to her cabaret show after three weeks of treatment. The Real Housewives of New York star announced the news via Instagram on Saturday. "Thank you so much for all of your support," the Countess wrote. "I wanted you to know I'm doing great, and I hope you'll come and see me on Aug. 4 in Long Island @theparamountny or Aug. 24 in Atlantic City @borgataac. Looking forward to being back on stage!!!" An insider told E! News de Lesseps will continue treatment after the show. News that de Lesseps was returning to rehab for a second time broke on July 16. The reality star's fellow castmember Bethenny Frankel revealed de Lesseps would miss the taping of The Real Housewives of New York's reunion as a result. "Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs," part of Frankel's statement to People read. "Bravo has been very supportive of Luann during this time. It's a brave and honest decision by her, and everyone is rallying around her and wants the best for her." The network also expressed its intent to stand by the "Chic C'est La Vie" singer during this time. "Bravo supports Luann's decision to focus on her health," Bravo stated to E! News. "She is part of the Bravo family and we continue to stand by her as she copes with this challenging situation. At this time, we hope everyone will respect her privacy." Still, an insider suspected de Lesseps would maintain her cabaret commitment. "She loves the stage, and as they say, they show must go on!" a source close to the Countess said. De Lesseps' return to rehab came just a few weeks after she celebrated six months of sobriety. But less than two weeks after this major milestone, the Housewife faced headlines that she was being sued by her ex-husband and children. This certainly hasn't been the easiest year for de Lesseps. In December, she was arrested in Palm Beach, Fla. She was accused of being intoxicated in a hotel and trespassing into another guest's room with a man. She also allegedly kicked an officer during her arrest. She checked into a treatment center shortly after. De Lesseps recently struck a plea deal and pleaded guilty to battery, trespass and disorderly conduct. (Eonline)

Denise Richards isn't about to let a little thing like her zip code keep her from joining "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... which is why she slashed the price on her Hidden Hills mansion to move. Sources close to the situation tell us Denise's motivation for lowering her asking price on her 6-bedroom, 8 bath crib was to get outta Dodge ASAP. As we first reported, Denise reduced the price by almost $1.3 million back in October. She dropped it even more this year and finally sold it last week for $4.995 mil. Why the fire sale? Denise's neighbors bitched nonstop about filming back in 2008 when she had her reality show, 'It's Complicated' -- so much so, the property management company banned all productions. It's widely believed Denise will join 'RHOBH' for season 9, so she'd need a new place anyway. No word where she's moving to now that she's unloaded the mansion. The smart money's on something in the 90210. (TMZ)

Nikki Bella knows how to sit on a fence -- refusing to close the door on her relationship with John Cena ... despite looking for her own home. We got the WWE Diva Thursday at LAX, where she played coy about her status with her on-again-off-again beau -- whose house she's trying to move out of for her own spot. We broke the story ... Nikki's looking to snap up her own house in the La Jolla area of San Diego. She's currently staying at John's home and wants to remain nearby to be close to her sister, Brie. She's working with a budget of around $1 mil. As for how the new house hunt is coming along, Nikki admits what should already be obvious ... SD is pricey! Sounds like she's chugging along though ... ready to start a new chapter in her life. On John ... Nikki gives us mixed signals, saying she still loves him and that their fire's still burning. So ... you're telling us there's a chance? (TMZ)

She's only a few days old, but Lonzo Ball's brand new baby girl already has a job -- she's going to work for LaVar's new BABY BALLER BRAND ... so says the Big Baller himself. We spoke with LaVar Ball at his BBB pop-up shop at Sole Play in Atlanta where he told us he's happy to be a grandpa -- but he ONLY goes by that title at Lonzo's home. Otherwise, he only wants to be known as "The Big Baller CEO in the mix." Our photog suggested LaVar launch a baby line to cater to the new kid, but Ball said he's already got a newborn line in the works and, as soon as Baby Ball is ready, "she's a worker." There's more ... We also asked LaVar if he'd ever consider launching a women's JBA basketball league -- and how he felt about LeBron's murals getting vandalized in L.A. Shocker, he had opinions on everything! (TMZ)

Cardi B and Offset Debut His and Hers Lamborghinis. Cardi B and Offset took to Instagram on Saturday to debut their new "his and hers" Lamborghinis. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper rested against a blue Lamborghini Aventador while her husband sat on top of a green version of the luxury car. "Blessed & Gifted," Cardi B wrote. "Official Lamb owners. @offset #aventador #His&Hers #Kultureparents." The "Bartier Cardi" star also posted a video of her admiring her new ride -- even showing that her sparkly blue nails matched the color of her cool car. In addition, she shared a video of the car's receipt, noting that she wanted to buy the car because she raps about it in her song "I Like It." "If I'm going to rap about having a Lambo, I'm going to own a mother f--king Lambo," she said. The new purchase comes just a few days after Cardi B broke the news that she would not be joining Bruno Mars on tour this fall. "As of today I've decided I won't be joining Bruno on tour this fall," she wrote on Instagram. "I thought that after giving birth to my daughter, that six weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I'd be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing. Not only am I just not ready physically, I'm not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it's not healthy for her to be on the road. I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what's best for myself and my baby! Thank you Bruno for being so supportive and understanding." Mars later confirmed the move and claimed Cardi B was "doing the right thing." "Most important thing is you and your family's health," he wrote. "I know the fans will understand. You are absolutely doing the right thing. I also know we'll share the stage when the time is right. We love you Cardi and will play 'Bodak Yellow' every night in your honor. Please give your baby girl a hug for me and a hug on behalf of everyone on The 24K Magic Tour." Cardi B and Offset welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kulture Kiari Cephus, on July 10. (Eonline)

YouTube star apologizes for 'insensitive' Demi Lovato meme. PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg), owner of YouTube's most popular channel with 64.5 million subscribers, has apologized for a poor taste Demi Lovato meme. In the meme, PewDiePie mocked Lovato's reported drug overdose and subsequent hospitalization, showing the singer asking for money to buy a hamburger, but instead using it to buy drugs. Outrage in the social media universe resulted in him taking it down. "Deleted meme. I didn't mean anything with it and I didn't fully know about the situation," he said. "I realize now it was insensitive, sorry!" PewdiePie has run afoul of the rules several times in the past for racial and anti-Semitic remarks. He has apologized in both instances, claiming he was an "idiot" and had taken intended jokes too far. Lovato has reportedly agreed to enter rehab. The singer-actress' upcoming appearances have been canceled. In addition, it was reported back in April that Lovato's upcoming South America and Mexico tour, which was set to kick off in September, was rescheduled to yet-to-be-announced dates. According to her website, the tour has shifted due to "production issues." An episode of Fox's "Beat Shazam" featuring Lovato was also pulled after the news. Her latest single, "Sober," was released last month, in which she revealed that she had relapsed after several years of sobriety. (PageSix)

Michael Cohen went to the worst law school in the country. Michael Cohen, who may be about to flip on President Trump, starting becoming disenchanted with his former client before the presidential election. Sources say Cohen thought he deserved to be campaign manager when Paul Manafort was ousted. He later thought he should be Trump's chief of staff or White House counsel. "He's bitter Trump didn't give him a job," said an insider. One insider says Cohen used to tell people he went to law school in Michigan, implying he got his degree from the highly rated University of Michigan. In fact, Cohen graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, now affiliated with Western Michigan University and recently ranked the worst law school in the country by the National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency. (PageSix)

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