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Friday, September 7, 2018

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Lionel Richie's son Miles signed to top modeling agency. Lionel Richie's son Miles, 24, has signed to modeling agency Wilhelmina's men's division, Page Six has learned. "He'll be at shows this fashion week and is also hosting their NYFW party this season," an insider said. Also expected at the bash are Nicki Minaj, Niall Horan, Rich the Kid and Young Paris. Richie made his modeling debut earlier this year when he walked in Philipp Plein's Brooklyn show. His sister Sofia, 20, walked in Plein's show in 2017. (PageSix)

Hilary Duff Has Maternity Photoshoot With Son Luca and Boyfriend Matthew Koma as Due Date Approaches. Hilary Duff is gearing up to give birth to her second child, a baby girl. But before that happens, the Younger star organized a sweet photo shoot with her 6-year-old son, Luca Comrie, and her boyfriend, Matthew Koma. The actress uploaded the two separate pictures to Instagram. In the photo with Luca, Duff sits on her knees with her feet behind her holding onto her belly while she smiles and looks up at her son. The 6-year-old looks at the camera laughing and he climbs a giant brown chair. Luca wears yellow shoes, jeans and a blue shirt whereas his mom opts for a tight grey dress, baby bump on full display. The second picture of Duff and Koma could essentially pass as an album cover. Duff wears the same dress as the picture with Luca and a big hat, while Koma's aesthetic melds with the hip Instagram filter. He wears a light blue shirt tucked into black skinny jeans. She had a playful caption for the photo itself. "And this photo is making papa bear and I look a lot cooler than we are," she wrote. The Lizzie McGuire star is due any day now. In June, the actress announced she and Koma "made a little princess of our own and we couldn't be more excited!" A few weeks ago, Duff shared a photo on her Instagram story baring her baby belly and expressed how eager she was to meet her little baby girl. "Babbbby! Hurry it on up damnit," she captioned it. Duff has shared a number of photos and updates throughout her pregnancy. In July, the actress posted a picture of herself in a bra and underwear and wrote about the changes her body has been going through. "The boobs are big the belly is big the body is big. Man... pregnancy is hard. Giving love to all mamas who make it look effortless... this journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special," she composed. She continued, "Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on...sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment. Women are so bad ass." It's a big change for Luca, too. Duff has talked openly about her son's reaction to the pregnancy and her own ups and downs with motherhood. Last week, Duff shared on Today that Luca was "on the fence" about baby no. 2, but she believes that "everything will be fine when she arrives." She mentioned she and Koma are "ready" and "excited" for the newest addition to the family. Duff spoke to InStyle about one incident with Luca that was particularly heartwarming for the mom. "It was just one of those mornings where everything that could have gone wrong, was wrong, and we were running late. I was burning the toast over and over again, and I think I had literally been through three pieces of toast. He was finishing his homework, and it was just crazy, and I was like, 'Oh my God, I just suck right now.' And I said it out loud," she told the magazine. She regretted saying that aloud, but Luca reassured her with kind words of his own. "He said, 'You don't suck, you're the best mommy. You're doing the best you can do. And I really like burnt toast,'" she explained. Duff has no fears about Luca's abilities to be a big brother. She told InStyle, "He's such a sweet kid and has such a gentle soul, so I know he's going to be great with her." (Eonline)

Courteney Cox and David Arquette Reunite With Daughter Coco in Rare Family Photo. Courteney Cox and David Arquette's daughter is following in her famous parent's footsteps. The parents reunited for a family photo when they supported their daughter Coco Arquette at a school play, where she appeared to star as the character Wednesday Addams. David captioned the Instagram photo: "I'm so proud of my daughter Coco! Have fun and be safe in Highschool! AND don't grow up too fast! I love love love you!!!" Since their split in 2010, the couple have remained supportive of one another and remain committed to co-parenting their daughter. Courteney opened up about their divorce when she appeared on NBC's Running Wild With Bear Grylls. "I think that we were such good friends," she explained to Bear Grylls. "We found ourselves leading separate lives and just coexisting and being great friends, but not having the intimacy that...is so important in a relationship. I think you really need to work in a relationship, and I think that we tried. We're just really different, too. I'm the polar opposite of him. That can be great for a lot of things, but I need this kind of real, one-on-one connection. And I don't know. I don't know." Since they ended things amicably, there "wasn't a dramatic ending." "I mean, as divorces go, I would say it's one of the better ones. For sure. We're good co-parents together," she shared. Years have passed and both actors have since found love. Courteney is currently engaged to Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid and David is married to Christina Arquette, with whom he shares two sons. Just last year, Coco got another half-brother after David and Christina welcomed their son Augustus Alexis Arquette. The new addition to the family was christened with the middle name Alexis in honor of David's late sister, Alexis Arquette. (Eonline)

The guy who'll soon be playing Freddie Mercury in a theater near you honored the iconic singer in the best way possible on what would've been Freddie's 72nd birthday. Rami Malek was with a crew of pals singing his heart out at Wednesday night's Queen concert in Las Vegas. Of course, Rami's playing Freddie in "Bohemian Rhapsody," and he gave us a little preview with the way he rocked out in his seat to "We Are the Champions." Based on how into the show he was -- and how much he looks like Mercury on camera -- Rami might as well have hopped onstage himself to give Adam Lambert (Queen's current lead singer) a breather. "Bohemian Rhapsody" drops later this fall, and it's already getting a ton of buzz for Rami's performance. Good to see he hasn't let go of the character even after filming. That's a crazy little thing called dedication. (TMZ)

How Kate Spade's Friend Is Keeping the Late Designer's Legacy Alive. Just three months after Kate Spade's tragic death, her friend, Elyce Arons, spoke to ABC News about their friendship and the late designer's legacy. While the world knew the fashion icon as "Kate Spade," Arons called her by a different name: Katy. "I have a really hard time calling her Kate because that came about through the business," Arons told ABC News' Paula Faris in an interview that aired on Thursday's episode of Good Morning America. "but I had known her for so much longer than that." The two formed a friendship while studying at the University of Kansas. However, it wasn't until Spade transferred to the University of Arizona that she met her husband, Andy Spade. The couple then launched her eponymous brand, Kate Spade, in 1993. Arons worked with the duo from the very beginning and recalled their first store opening. "It was like a 250-square foot store," she said. "It was tiny." Spade grew the company into a fashion empire. According to Forbes, the couple sold 56 percent of their brand to Neiman Marcus in 1999 for $34 million and then the remaining shares to Neiman in 2006 for a reported $59 million. Coach then completed its acquisition of the brand for $2.4 billion in July 2017. Despite all of this success, Arons knew Spade was struggling. After the designer's suicide, her husband revealed she had "suffered from depression and anxiety for many years" and had been "actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease." "It was tough because she didn't always say it," Arons said about her late friend's battle with depression. "You know, she'd be sad and then one minute later she'd make a joke. We talked every day, and most of the time she was very happy. But I don't know if anyone can understand the depths of depression of another person." Spade's spouse had described the suicide as a "complete shock." Arons admitted she's also wondered "why?" "I have thought and thought and thought about it, but I think it was probably one moment of despair of deep sadness that she felt while she was alone," Arons said. "And I can't answer what that was." However, Spade's legacy continues to live on. Before her death, Spade launched the brand Frances Valentine with her husband and Arons. According to ABC News, the name Valentine comes from her father's side and the late designer legally changed her name to "Kate Valentine Spade" two years ago. "Katy -- she had this need to create and this was it," she told the news outlet. Arons said several fans of Spade's work wrote in and professed how the fashion icon had "changed their lives." Many also asked for her team to keep her designs and spirit alive. "That's what we're going to do," Arons said. Arons now works with a small staff of about 10 people and refers to Spade's original sketches and sources of inspiration to ensure the brand reflects the late designer's vision. "We miss her every day," she said. "Her spirit is here." The line of handbags and accessories includes a tribute bag called the "Kate" and part of the proceeds from the bag will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of America -- an organization Spade supported during her lifetime. Reflecting on what Spade would say to Arons if she were still here, the friend joked she would probably tell her to "take a vacation." Taking a more serious tone, Arons then added, "I think she would be thrilled. I think she would be really happy. To continue to make other women happy." As for what Arons thinks Spade would say to her personally, she said, "I'm OK. She'd say, 'I'm OK. Don't worry about me.'" (Eonline)

David Beckham crushed this poolside pose and burger ... after revealing the name of his brand spankin' new MLS team. Becks ditched the shirt, grabbed some shades and headed to the pool Wednesday in Miami. A perfect way to celebrate the announcement of the name and new crest for his pro football club, Inter Miami CF. The team's official title is Club Internacional de F�tbol Miami ... a name chosen to help reflect the 305's Spanish-speaking community. Beck's team will launch in 2020, six years after the plan to bring a team to Miami was hatched. You'll remember -- Beckham joined the L.A. Galaxy back in 2007 -- and, when signing his deal, negotiated a way to one day own a future expansion team. As for Becks at the pool -- look no further for any gym motivation -- dude is looking absolutely shredded at 43. (TMZ)

E! Adds 13 New Categories to Revamped People's Choice Awards as Voting Begins. The awards show will air on its new home, the NBCUniversal cable network, on Nov. 11. Fans can now cast their votes for the 2018 People's Choice Awards as the popular trophyfest unveiled the contenders for nominations across 43 categories, including 13 new awards. Fans worldwide can select from 12 nominees (and a write-in option) in various categories spanning movies, TV, music and pop culture to determine the five finalists who will move forward to the next phase of voting. The top five nominees in each category will become official finalists. The categories feature 13 new awards, including ones for bingeworthy and revival shows of the year, style star and game changer, recognizing an athlete who had a social or professional impact this year. Voting runs through Friday, Sept. 14 online and on Facebook and Twitter. Fans will be able to vote on the finalists from Sept. 24-Oct. 19. The 2018 People's Choice Awards will air on E! live from Santa Monica's Barker Hanger on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (Hollywood Reporter)

LeBron James takes subtle dig at Kobe Bryant during award speech. New Laker LeBron James took a subtle dig at Lakers legend Kobe Bryant while accepting an award. Way back in 2012, Drake caused a stir by suggesting Bryant's then-estranged wife, Vanessa, didn't deserve half of Kobe's money if they split, rapping on Rick Ross' "Stay Schemin'": "Bitch, you wasn't with me shootin' in the gym." Vanessa even responded, saying, "I don't need to be in the gym. I'm raising our daughters, signing checks and taking care of everything else that pertains to our home life." And at the Harlem's Fashion Row style awards Tuesday night, Drake pal James dredged up the old beef to praise his own wife, Savannah. Accepting the Icon 360 Award, James said of her, "We have been down since high school. I listen to a lot of rap music, and a good friend of mine said a lyric: 'You wasn't with me shooting in the gym,' but in all actuality, Savannah was with me shooting in the gym before I had absolutely nothing. [Sic] So thank you, and I will love her forever for that." Meanwhile, he also showered praise on his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, whom he carried onstage with him. "And to this pretty girl right here -- this is my rock. I had two boys first. People always told me, 'If you have a little girl, it will change you,' and I was like, 'Nah, nothing is changing me, I am who I am. I am a man.'" But James -- who moved to the LA team in the offseason -- said that not only had Zhuri changed him, "she has made me a better person. A more dedicated person." (PageSix)

Kim Kardashian's star power isn't just window dressing, it's exactly what the prison reform movement needs ... according to activist Jason Flom, who's been doing the work for decades. Jason praised Kim for her Wednesday meeting with President Trump, saying her push to free prisoners serving draconian sentences has been "transformative." Jason, a successful recording exec, has put in 25 years working on prison reform, and believes the movement is nearing a tipping point ... thanks, largely, to Kim and other celebs drawing so much more attention to it. Kim is turning her focus to the case of 30-year-old Chris Young, who is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for cocaine and weed possession. Kim previously helped free imprisoned grandmother Alice Marie Johnson. Jason recalls the satisfaction he felt after freeing his first prisoner, and believes Kim is feeding off that same positive vibe. (TMZ)

Kim Kardashian West seems to have a powerful pull over President Trump's administration, and she's using it for good ... according to an ex-judge very connected to her cause. We spoke to former Tennessee judge Kevin Sharp Wednesday in D.C. after his White House meeting with Kim, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and, eventually, the President -- and he says the haters are way off base if they think Kim's only there as window dressing. Sharp says they had further discussions about criminal justice reform, and not only was Kim was smart and very involved ... she's the right person to seal the deal. Judge Sharp says Kim's success with Alice Johnson proves she's incredibly effective in a process that would normally take months, if not years ... because she clearly has 45's ear. By the way, Kim's latest mission -- to get clemency for Chris Young -- is a special one for Sharp. He's the judge who resigned after Tennessee laws forced him to give Young a life sentence for drug possession. It's clear, he's now happy to be championing reform, and even happier to have Kim on his team. (TMZ)

"Lose 120 pounds and become an Ironman ... after beating a brain tumor." Damn impressive, right? Colin Kaepernick thought so ... and that's why Charlie Jabaley was picked to be featured in Kaep's new Nike commercial. Charlie used to be 300 pounds. He also used to manage rap stars like 2 Chainz and Travis Porter -- but quit his job to focus on health when doctors told him a brain tumor from his youth had come back. Charlie tells TMZ Sports ... he had always wanted to be a pro athlete -- and after his health scare, he kicked his workout regimen into high gear. He started biking. Running. Swimming ... and documented the whole thing in a fan-made Nike commercial. The spot went viral and caught the attention of Nike execs who were so impressed, they selected Charlie for a feature spot in the new Kaep ad ... alongside LeBron James and Odell Beckham. "They put me in what I believe is the most culturally shifting ad campaign of all-time," Charlie tells TMZ Sports. "It's just an honor to be in it. I love it. It's so inspirational. It's talking about the crazy dreamers of the world, and that's all I am. I'm one of the crazy dreamers. So thank you, Nike." Yeah ... you hit the gym today yet or what?? (TMZ)

Nike didn't just embrace Colin Kaepernick because of his views ... its market research was clear -- the race, age and political views of most Nike customers are in sync with the new ad campaign. Sources with direct knowledge of Nike's demographics have given TMZ an inside look into the company, and it paints a clear picture of consumers who generally support Kaepernick's protest. African American, Hispanics and Asians are more strongly represented in Nike's consumer base than they are in the U.S. population. For example, the company's market research shows 13% of Americans identify as African American, yet 18% of Nike buyers are black. Hispanics account for 16% of the population but represent 19% of Nike buyers. And, Asians account for 3% of the population, but 5% of Nike customers. Caucasians are under-represented in the Nike world. The white population in the U.S. is 75% -- but they comprise only 67% of Nike's customers. And, of those, Nike believes a very large percentage, especially young whites, support Colin. BTW ... the percentages don't add up to 100, because some people in the company's marketing research identify as more than one race. As for age ... according to Nike's stats, 18 to 34-year-olds comprise 30% of the U.S. population, but they represent a whopping 43% of Nike buyers. On the other hand, people 65 and older account for 19% of the population but represent only 6% of Nike customers. Now politics ... Nike consumers are 7% less likely to be Republicans than the general population, and 3% more likely to be Democrats. Short story ... Nike made a big statement by its new Kaepernick ad campaign, but the people most likely to protest are outside the company's sweet spot. That said, there was a bonus for Nike ... numbers aside, we're told they wanted a campaign promoting social change that current and future athletes would embrace. So, Nike's response to the protesters who want to boycott -- Just do it! (TMZ)

Go Inside the Stranger Things Haunted House at Universal Studios. Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights will feature a Stranger Things haunted house this year! With just days left until the 2018 Halloween Horror Nights officially kicks off, Universal Orlando has given fans a sneak peek of what they can expect to see and experience this year. The Stranger Things haunted house will feature sets from season one of the hit Netflix series, like the Upside Down and the Byers' house (including those iconic Christmas lights!). You might even see a Demogorgon during your time in the house! The haunted house will be open on select nights starting from Sept. 14 to Nov. 3, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP. E! News recently caught up with Emmy nominee Millie Bobby Brown, who dished about season three of the series, which is currently in production. "Eleven's style has escalated," Brown shared with E! News, referring to the "bitchin'" makeover her character got at the end of season two. "It's the summer of love, which means definitely more romance between our lovely couple 'Meleven.'" The actress, addressing her character's romance with Mike (Finn Wolfhard), also teased, "Obviously we have to add some Stranger Things mystery into it and it definitely gets very deep and scary." (Eonline)

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