Miguel "Nacho" Mendoza from Chino Y Nacho Welcomes Son No. 4--and Shares Plenty of Heartwarming Pictures of the Birth. And baby makes six! Singer Miguel "Nacho" Mendoza from Chino Y Nacho just welcomed his third son with wife Inger Mendoza. The Venezuelan star also has an older son from his previous relationship. Thanks to social media we never missed a moment of this birth, Nacho gave constant updates from the when they headed to the hospital, as they got to their room and even moments before the birth. But we melted once the singer shared photos of the new baby. He's adorable! The singer joked with this photo saying that his son had already started with some bad behavior, because of him sticking up a particular finger. We see what you're talking about LOL! No word yet on the baby's name, but we'll be awaiting the announcement. Congrats to the growing family on your adorable little boy! (Eonline)

Russell Brand has reportedly proposed to his girlfriend, Laura Gallacher, who is rumored to be pregnant with the couple's first child. Sources told The Sun that Brand threw an engagement party at his Oxfordshire house which was attended by Kirsty Gallacher, Laura's sister, and Susie Amy, who famously portrayed Chardonnay in Footballer's Wives. Gallacher is reportedly 5 months pregnant. Brand was previously married to singer Katy Perry from 2010-2012. Congrats to the happy couple. (British Glamour)

Congratulations may be in order for Margot Robbie who rocked up to The Legend of Tarzan premiere wearing a massive rock on her engagement finger. And it's probably the most princess-like ring we've EVER SEEN... The actress turned up to the premiere wearing an enormous pink diamond ring, encircled by smaller clear diamonds. If this is what we think it is, the Wolf of Wall Street actress may be telling the world about her engagement to long-term boyfriend Tom Ackerley. The pair have been together for two years, and she's spoken about her relationship with Tom before, saying: "This makes so much sense, the way nothing has ever made sense before." (British Glamour)

It looks like Calvin Harris has moved on from his failed romance with Taylor Swift as the 32 year-old has been linked to reality TV star Megan Rees. Rumor has it the Scottish DJ has been exchanging text messages with Ex On The Beach star Megan Rees after following the 21 year-old on Twitter. According to The Sun, who has published photographs of what is said to be the young blonde's phone screen, the pair have been sharing private messages. The images show messages from what appears to be the musician, taken on Saturday night as Rees partied at London's Hard Rock Cafe. Harris , who lives in the states but will be in the UK next week for his performances at London's Wireless Festival and T in the Park in Scotland allegedly asked Rees about her whereabouts during the summer. Could this mean a new summer fling is on the cards for our former Glamour Man of the Year? (British Glamour)

Ciao, Hiddleswift! From Rhode Island to Nashville and even Suffolk, England, the next stop on Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's international love tour was Rome, Italy. On Monday, the singer and her actor beau visited the historic Colosseum at the Italian capitol. The pair, who met May 1 at the Met Gala, were spotted holding hands during their private tour of the grounds. Swift, 26, stood out in a bright yellow sun dress and blue flats while Hiddleston, 35, was dressed in a white dress shirt and black slacks. While she looked romantic with a rouge lip, the only thing shining more than Taylor's ensemble was her beaming smile. Following their date at the Colosseum, the rumored couple were pictured dining at a nearby restaurant together. This Italian excursion comes just days after Swift met the Night Manager star's mother Diana in his native Suffolk on the east coast of England. And their romance appears to be moving very swiftly. The same weekend she met Diana, Swift introduced Hiddleston to her parents Scott and Andrea at her Nashville, Tennessee apartment. The 1989 hitmaker has also introduced her new man to many of her friends in Nashville, including childhood BFF Abigail Anderson and squad member Selena Gomez. Swift and Hiddleston's romance has been highly publicized especially after they were pictured kissing in Rhode Island earlier this month. (People)

Kit Harington Got Into a Fight at McDonald's Before His Game of Thrones Audition. Kit Harington would like to thank the man who punched him the face at McDonald's many years ago. You see, the night before the actor's audition for the role of Jon Snow, he ended up getting into a fight at the fast food joint, which may or may not have catered to him landing the part. In an interview with W magazine, Harington recalled his audition for Game of Thrones: "I had a black eye," he said. "I'd been in a fight the night before...I'd went into McDonald's with this girl I had been dating, and it was late night and there was no seats. I asked this guy and this girl that he was with if we could sit at the same table as them. We sat down, and quite quickly he started being rude to the girl I was with, calling her names... He called her an ugly pig or something worse, and I said, 'No you can't, you can't call her that. Get up.'" Of course, the man ended up being quite a bit taller than him. Harington continued, "He'd been sat down the entire time so when he got up he just kept going. I realized I had to, at that point, I had to throw the first punch or else I'd look like a complete wimp. And I got batted. So I went to the Jon Snow audition with a black eye, which I think that man who punched me in the face may have helped me get the job, so thank you!" LOL. Not a terrible price to pay for the role of a lifetime, we suppose! And speaking of his role -- without sharing too much in case you haven't caught up this season -- Harington explained how playing a corpse for two episodes wasn't as easy as you'd expect. "We did thousands upon thousands of takes... I was lying down for so many hours, for two whole episodes," he revealed. "I remember I fell asleep in the middle of the scene, and woke up, and you know when you wake up and you don't know where you are? There's nothing scarier than waking up in the middle of Game of Thrones world!" We can only imagine...yikes! (Eonline)

Wendy Williams Thinks Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston Are Moving Too Fast (and Claims One of Them Is an "Opportunist"). Is it a romance or a showmance? Wendy Williams isn't sure. In the midst of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's PDA tour, the daytime talk show host dedicated a portion of her show's Hot Topics segment Monday to dissecting their romance. "So, Taylor swift and this new boyfriend of hers, Tom Hiddleston, apparently they're getting serious." When the audience snickered, Williams let them know she was just as surprised. "I know. It's only been three weeks. And she's 26. That's old enough to understand -- like, you don't show your feelings on your sleeve in three weeks, you know? And he's a 30-something." "I suspect he's also a bit of an opportunist," she said of Hiddleston. "I'm going to tell you why: First of all, he wants to be the next James Bond, and he's English. And I suspect...Because I'd never heard of this guy before, you see, so how do you drum up votes? By getting on Hot Topics. I'm just saying! How do you get on Hot Topics? By dating somebody that we talk about." Williams then showed the audience the first photos that proved Swift, 26, and Hiddleston, 35, are now an item. "So, Tom and Taylor are right there sitting on the property of her Rhode Island mansion that she owns, which is right next to the Kennedys. Now, you might be wondering why the paparazzi is in Rhode Island, and I say, well, No. 1, the Kennedys have been there for years. No. 2, Taylor probably called them," the outspoken TV host alleged. "This past weekend, Taylor took Tom to meet her parents in Nashville -- after only three weeks of dating! Who does that?" "Then, Taylor flew to England and met Tom's mom. This is not good, y'all," Williams, 51, continued. "I mean, first of all, you don't want your parents counting your number. And honey child, every time...I'm just saying! Right? And what you don't understand, whether you're a man or a woman, every time you bring someone home, your parents are like, 'OK, that's No. 3.' Right? Like, I was very clandestine when I was a single woman. I was a good girl and they know it. Only bring those home that you really think something is going to be popping off with. In other words, my parents have only met like four people in my entire life. In the meantime..." Williams isn't friends with either Swift or Hiddleston, which might explain why she got some facts wrong. For example, she thought the pair danced together at the 2016 Met Gala in front of Swift's then-boyfriend Calvin Harris, but the producer was actually M.I.A. "Apparently Tom and Taylor were first spotted at Anna Wintour's house. Anna Wintour has this private dinner party right before the Met Gala with her very, very special invites. Apparently Calvin -- excuse me, this dude Tom -- was at Anna's house, and Calvin and Taylor were apparently still dating at the time of the Met Ball. So Calvin and Taylor, they go to the Met Ball," Williams falsely claimed. "But all of a sudden, Tom wants a dance-off. So, Taylor goes, 'OK.' And they had a dance-off." Williams went on a tangent, saying, "Dancing is so weird to me. It's become very sexual. It's not like back in the day. It's not like that. These days if you dance with somebody, you've got to be rubbing up on something. I don't like dancing with guys. I also don't like dancing with girls. I just find that to be desperate. Dancing to me has become an individual thing, where you're standing by [yourself], you know? I mean, I dance with my husband now and again because he's the only one who knows how to hold me in the small of the back so I don't fall over. Like, he gets it, and I don't have to apologize when I step on his feet. He gets it." As for Swift and Hiddleston at the Met Gala? "They had a dance off right in front of Calvin," she falsely alleged a second time. "Three weeks later, they're not together, Taylor and Calvin. Calvin is talking real girly about Taylor on the 'gram, saying that Taylor controlled the media and the entire situation and now he feels free. Well, you know what? I totally believe that, but you don't have to say it, Calvin. Just go on with your life. You've got what you needed out of Taylor, which is to be on Hot Topics -- and so Tom's got next!" (Eonline)

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was boozing at his wife's swanky magazine party in Southampton before he crashed his classic convertible into a parked SUV during a drag race, sources told The Post. "They got him away from the scene fast," a source said. "Everybody heard it. It was a full-blown drag race." Cuomo, brother of Gov. Cuomo, had just left a party hosted by his wife, Cristina, for Beach magazine at Jue Lan Club on May 28 when he got behind the wheel of his 1969 Pontiac Firebird and pulled up alongside a friend's 1967 Pontiac -- LeMans, sources said. Photos show a blond woman standing in front of the hot rods with her arms raised high, as if signaling the start of a race. "I saw that woman rolling around posing and modeling on the car, and then I realized there were two cars, and they pulled into the street," a witness said. "We knew it was him. And then they peeled out and went to where the middle of the train station almost is, and right before that, he lost control, and ran into that Mercedes." Cuomo dented the back of the 2014 Mercedes SUV at the corner of Elm Street and Powell Avenue, the sources said. His wife told him to leave, according to sources. He drove home in his car, with a cracked radiator and leaking fluid, they added. Cristina stayed and spoke to cops, who later stopped by Cuomo's home to question him. "He was drinking, and I believe that's why he was sent home," a source said. "Everyone saw the state he was in. When he crashed, it got really quiet." A police report makes no mention of the drag race or of drinking, simply stating that Cuomo "was distracted by someone yelling and waving." A source close to Cuomo offered the same explanation, saying the CNN host had been waving as he peeled away from the party and lost control. Other pals have given different stories, saying the woman with her arms up was "pretending it was a starting line" while onlookers took photos. When Cuomo turned away, he bumped into the SUV, the source said. Friends of the couple have said Cuomo simply hit the gas on his "old car" and it jumped, crashing into the Mercedes. And one source said, "Chris had a drink at her party, but he certainly wasn't drunk." (Page Six)

Mark Salling's Child Pornography Trial Delayed as Glee Actor Hires New Lawyer. Mark Salling's child pornography trial has been delayed. After the former Glee actor was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in late May, he was slated to begin the trial on July 12 before a judge took the date off the calendar Monday during a preliminary court hearing, the District Attorney's office confirmed to E! News. The decision was made after the court granted Salling's request for new attorney Michael Proctor. The television star, who rose to fame as the musical series' football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman, pleaded not guilty to the federal criminal charges in early June after a grand jury handed down the two-count indictment, alleging he obtained and possessed pornographic photos and video depicting girls, some purportedly younger than 12 years old. The charges arose from a search and seizure by the Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Unit at Salling's Sundland, Calif. home in late December. Among the items seized by authorities were a laptop, a hard drive, and a USB flash drive that the U.S. Attorney's Office's said "contained thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography." After his arrest, Salling was released from prison after the judge mandated he pay $100,000, wear a location monitoring bracelet, not possess any device that has Internet access unless supervised or approved beforehand, not associate with anybody under the age of 18 and stay away from locations frequented by children. If the celebrity is convicted of receiving child pornography, he could face a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars. If found guilty on both charges, he could face a 40-year prison sentence. A new trial date will be set during a preliminary hearing on Sept. 19, according to the magazine. (Eonline)

It looks like Sam Lutfi may've found his latest victim. As you may recall, several years ago Britney Spears obtained a restraining order against her former manager amid reports he was responsible for her very public meltdown. However, it appears Sam has gotten himself into some more hot water again as he's since been accused of KIDNAPPING and robbing Frances Bean Cobain's estranged husband Isaiah Silva. According to documents obtained by RadarOnline, the controversial executive and a friend snatched Silva on June 3 around 12:45 p.m. and carried him to his car. Reportedly, Lutfi also stole Isaiah's cellphone as well as caused $4,000 worth of damage after smashing a glass door. Whoa. To make matters worse for Sam, the investigation report states: "Victim [was] in fear for [his] life. He did not want to go with suspects." Although, what's odd about this story is that Silva filed the police report FIVE days after the incident supposedly took place. Huh. Not to mention, this isn't the first time Sam's been connected to the Cobain/Love family as he was once Frances' mom Courtney Love's manager. Still, while Kurt Cobain's daughter may've filed for divorce back in March, we doubt she would've wanted her former flame abducted. (Perez Hilton)

Chris Brown went ballistic on a publicist, referring to her as a do-nothing "bitch," and the publicist fired back that she spent all of her time cleaning up his "s***t." Chris had an angry exchange with PR guru Nicole Perna over magazine covers he wanted for his clothing line. The conversation started with Perna texting him, "Loooove all the black pyramid pieces ... awesome collection!" A frustrated Brown did not receive the compliment well, saying, "I don't want you texting me compliments with no results." He went on to accuse Perna of doing nothing to secure Vogue, GQ or any other publications, telling her, "Get in the game." And then the fireworks started. Perna lashed out, "Anna Wintour doesn't want to f*** with you. These editors don't want to f*** with you." She goes on, "The majority of my time is spent on damage control. I am constantly cleaning s*** up and having your back." Brown fires back, "NICOLE, you texting me as if I will give a f*** if u dont work for me or not ... Do whatever makes u feel better. Me personally, I DONT GIVE A F***!!!" Mike G, Chris' manager who just sued the singer for allegedly attacking him, was included in the string of texts. Chris then texted, "Mike, this bitch got all the balls in the world talking to me but can't talk to the editors or anyone for that matter when they release bulls*** in the press ... Send this bitch her termination." And then, Perna texts Chris, "Chris, respect. You're in my prayers x." Chris's final shot, "Bitch u in my nightmares." Perna sent her resignation letter to Chris. (TMZ)

Sean Kingston's got an accessories problem ... someone straight up yanked a $300k chain off his neck ... so claims the singer. Two suspects approached Sean inside Penthouse Nightclub & Dayclub in L.A. and somehow the altercation turned physical ... they began punching him before one forcibly took the pricey chain -- this according to the police report. By the time cops arrived Sean and the 2 suspects had split. We're told someone from Sean's camp filed a police report, and an investigation will be launched. First his watch ... now this. (TMZ)


Calvin Harris thinks it's "f****** laughable" that Taylor Swift has already met Tom Hiddleston's mother ... considering she NEVER met Calvin's parents during their 15-month relationship. Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... Calvin wanted Taylor to meet his parents, who live in the U.K., but Taylor always told him it was too far away. We're told Calvin was understandably "bewildered and astonished" when he heard about TayTom's visit to meet his mother, Diana ... in the freakin' U.K.!! Remember, Hiddleston's only been in the picture for a few weeks at this point. What's the rush? One source says Calvin thinks Taylor's cozying up to Tom to lock down a Bond girl role ... IF he becomes the new James Bond, as rumored. If it sounds like sour grapes, it's not -- we're told it's more comical to Calvin, who also feels like he dodged a bullet. (TMZ)

One big happy family! Khloe Kardashian was showered with love on her 32nd birthday on Monday. The reality star celebrated with a party at Dave & Busters with sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner in attendance. Also invited to the party were her brother Rob Kardashian and his pregnant fiancee Blac Chyna. The siblings played several arcade games and appeared to be in good spirits as seen in their respective social media accounts. Chrissy Teigen also Snapchatted from the party, sharing videos of herself and husband John Legend having a fun date night. The Lip Sync Battle star also posted a selfie video of herself with the birthday girl. Though recent episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians showed tensions between Rob and his sisters following the surprise news of his engagement, dynamics have since changed post-filming. An insider previously told PEOPLE, that the family has now come around to Rob's romance, acknowledging that Chyna has had a positive impact on the dad-to-be's life. "They feel like Chyna saved him," the insider said. "The [Kardashian sisters] have gotten over their issues with Chyna now. They've welcomed her in." (People)

Ladies love to rock outfits like an oversized T-shirt and/or a comfy sweatshirt that they've stolen from their boyfriends' closets, and Kylie Jenner is no different. The reality star and Lip Kit entrepreneur was spotted wearing a black animal print hoodie while grocery shopping in Los Angeles with her BFF Jordyn Woods on Sunday. The sweatshirt Jenner, 18, was modeling is actually the $550 Marcelo Burlon X Tyga Tiger Head Hoodie her on-again boyfriend Tyga helped design for a capsule collection with designer Marcelo Buron. Sold exclusively at Saks.com, the cozy pullover hoodie features large tiger prints along with greenery like bamboo and leaves. In May, Tyga launched his high end T-shirt and hoodie collection that includes a $1,800 sweatshirt. "It's an art, you know? You're selling the dream. And it's like, 'What is someone willing to pay for this art?' I justify the price with what I feel my worth is," the 26-year-old rapper told Refinery29. "It's like, 'Yo, do you love me that much? Do you understand my art that much that you're willing to pay?'" The father of one also has his own clothing and accessories brand called Last Kings. Jenner and Tyga appear to be back together again after a brief split in May. "They're officially dating again. There seems to be no drama so far!" a Keeping up with the Kardashians source said of the pair, who were spotted clubbing at 1Oak on Saturday. "Her family isn't too upset about Kylie and Tyga being back together," continued the source. "They don't think it's permanent." Adds a second source: "They don't know what will happen but they care about each other and weren't ready to walk away." And to further prove they've reunited, Jenner and Tyga were spotted holding hands at Kanye West's "Famous" video premiere on Friday. (People)

After "Cats" creator Andrew Lloyd Webber mauled Nicole Scherzinger for exiting a revival of his musical, the claws came out in a battle between the iconic composer and an off-Broadway show he says stole his tunes -- "Katdashians! Break the Musical!" A New York Times review of "Katdashians" on Sunday described it as "a noisy concoction that grafts the wacky Kardashian family .?.?. into an extravaganza resembling [Webber's] 'Cats,'?" with "music .?.?. sounding suspiciously like 'Cats.'" But by Monday, the show agreed to cut any "Cats" tunes due to legal pressure from Webber, Page Six has exclusively learned. "We were pretty shocked," said the off-Broadway show's co-creator Tobly McSmith of hearing from Webber's attorneys. "We are fans of Webber and his work .?.?. We thought he'd enjoy the parodies we did of his songs, but apparently he did not." Instead legal reps for the seven-time Tony winner alleged in legal letters that "Katdashians" contains "no less than six songs from 'Cats,'" and "continued willful infringement on our client's rights" would result in a claim for damages. Webber's team further said, "It is clear that the production is not a parody of 'Cats' .?.?. Our client's property is being extensively misappropriated .?.?. to parody another subject matter entirely." McSmith and his team have agreed to replace any "Cats" songs with their own original tunes. Webber's coming off a hairy public feud with Scherzinger after she pulled out of his upcoming Broadway "Cats" revival. A rep for Webber's Really Useful Group said, "We are pleased that the producers of the 'Katdashians' are cooperating in removing copyrighted material from their show," and added, "If you want to hear 'Memory' live this summer, it looks like you'll have to go to Broadway, but it won't be performed by a 'Katdashian,' whatever that is." McSmith's lawyer Robert Hantman told us: "While we disagree with [Webber's] position, it would be foolish to burden the court, but we are inviting all judges to see the show for free and decide on their own." (Page Six)

For real?! Tamra Judge has told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that her Real Housewives of Orange County costars Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers will get back together! Judge joined Cohen on his show on Monday, June 27, and the stunning reality star, 48, confided that in her opinion, Gunvalson (who split with Ayers back in August 2015 amid accusations of fake cancer claims) has not closed that chapter of her life just yet. "I can only speculate but I do think they're still talking," Judge told a shocked Cohen. "I think it's a matter of time before they get back together," she added. But what about her new boyfriend? Cohen was keen to ask where Gunvalson's new squeeze, Steve Lodge, fits into this theory. "He seems like a really nice guy but Vicki doesn't like a nice guy," Judge explained. Another viewer called in to question Judge's relationship with Gunvalson after their disputes last season, asking how she could her costar considering her Christian faith. "OK, well, we're only two episodes in," Judge said, faltering. "I do forgive and I do believe in forgiveness, we just haven't got there yet," she explained. "When you do something wrong you should ask for forgiveness right?" she continued. "She made zero effort with any of us. The last time I saw her was at the reunion show. She tweeted all over 'I've apologized to everyone' but she didn't," the reality star insisted. (US Weekly)

The feud between GOP nominee Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell is heating up again. O'Donnell -- the arch nemesis of The Donald for a decade -- appeared on Alec Baldwin's new ABC show "Match Game" and referred to Trump as an "orange slug." She told Baldwin, "You know my feelings about that orange slug," causing the audience to applaud. O'Donnell's previously referred to Trump as an "ass" and "snake-oil salesman." Meanwhile, Trump's described her as "crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb." His other timeless gems include: "Fat pig," "loser" and "disgusting." And he famously told Megyn Kelly in the Fox debate about his alleged use of derogative language toward women -- "Only Rosie O'Donnell." (Page Six)

You Can Now Make Your Own Movies on Facebook Thanks to This New Feature. Ever wish you could shoot a film or make a music video as artsy and creative as your favorite celebs? Now you can with Facebook's latest feature, Slideshow. Okay, fine. They won't be as glam and high-budget as your favorite movies, but they will spice up your vids and pics to a whole new level. If you couldn't already tell from the name, the new addition to the social site lets you create fun slideshows using your photos and videos. TechCrunch also notes, if you're about to post a Facebook status, and you just took more than five pics or videos in the last 24 hours, you will be prompted to try Slideshow. It looks like Facebook will also suggest you try Slideshow while you are viewing a friends show. The mini-movie will mix your stored photos and videos together and edit in various transitions and music. Pick from Slideshow themes like Nostalgic, Playful, Birthday, Epic, Thankful, Night Out, Tropical, Bollywood and Amped. We've been really digging all the new changes to Facebook for once, and it looks like we'll be all over this one as well. (Eonline)


Maluma Serenades Fans in the Streets of Buenos Aires After Canceled Concert (Spoiler Alert: It Was Awesome). We have to say, Maluma is one of our favorites, and this is one of the reasons why. The singer had a tough time in Argentina this weekend. He was faced with every performer's nightmare...having to cancel a concert. This decision was out of the Colombian hunk's hands as his venue, the Estadio Luna Park, in Buenos Aires was shut down due to insufficient permits, according to Billboard. Fans were informed of the canceled show only an hour before Maluma was set to perform. Ouch. The news didn't set well with the thousands of screaming fans that were eagerly waiting to see the 22-year-old singer. Maluma then hit the streets and surprised his fans with a little impromptu concert. "If we can't sing at Luna Park, then we'll sing in the streets of Buenos Aires. We'll see each other soon," the singer captioned the video. The concert has been rescheduled for Aug. 17 and 18. We're sure the singer will make those two shows extra special. (Eonline)

Tidal to Livestream Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Tour Date. Maybe you can't make it out to see Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas on their about-to-launch Honda Civic Tour. Tidal's got you. On Wednesday, Jay Z's streaming service will livestream the Atlanta kick-off date of the Future Now tour. The Tidal X: Honda Civic show will air at 8 p.m. ET and be free for members and non-members. Jonas is already in the Tidal universe thanks to his ongoing documentary series covering the making of his latest album, Last Year Was Complicated, which is being explored in a seven-part series. The first three episodes are available now. And, if you really, really can't wait, check out this behind-the-scenes video from tour rehearsals. (Billboard)

Ludacris is Playing Guantanamo Bay on the Fourth of July. Ludacris is headed to Cuba. Not the newly opened, culturally rich island that Americans can now visit. No, Luda is going to roll out to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay and play a show for the 6,000 people who live on the base best known as the home of 89 war-on terror detainees. According to the Miami Herald, the rapper will play a free show for the troops, Department of Defense contractors and Navy families who live there as part of the annual "Freedom Festival" at Guantanamo's Windward Ferry Landing, which is miles away from the locked-down detention center zone that houses the prisoners. In previous years Magic! and Jimmy Eat World have played the gig and Plain White T's just performed on the Landing (basically a parking lot) in October. "Every year we get a special guest around the Fourth of July, but Gitmo hasn't seen a star with as big a name as Ludacris in several years," Navy Chief Monique Hilley told the paper. "The base is really looking forward to it." Luda hasn't been talking about the show, but he has been posting behind-the-scenes pics from the set of the Fast & Furious 8 set; in April the movie's producers said they will be the "first Hollywood studio movie to film on the island post-embargo." (Billboard)

Cabello and Blanco recently joined members of the non-profit arts organization OMG Everywhere to host a free day-long music workshop for six kids in New York. The goal: to create something neat without instruments. A salt shaker, a tissue box, a straw and a vacuum cleaner. That's a shopping list for most folks. But for Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello and Benny Blanco, those day to-day-day objects are an arsenal of instruments. Cabello and Blanco recently joined members of the non-profit arts organization OMG Everywhere to host a free day-long music workshop for six kids in New York. The goal: to create something neat without instruments. Blanco urged the youngsters to think outside the square. "No idea is a bad idea, ok," Blanco told the students on the day. Cue an outpouring of ideas and a sprinkling of dreams, played out on an orchestra of random instruments and arranged with some production wizardry. The result: an original piece of work, "Power In Me." (Billboard)

Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'The Getaway' Rides to No. 1 in Australia. The Chili Peppers latest bows at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, to deny Radiohead the top spot with A Moon Shaped Pool. Red Hot Chili Peppers are enjoying a hot start Down Under with The Getaway (Warner), which gives the American rockers' their first No. 1 in the market for a decade. The Chili Peppers' latest bows at the top of the latest ARIA Albums Chart, to deny Radiohead top spot with A Moon Shaped Pool (XL/Inertia). The Getaway follows the Chili Peppers' No. 2-peaking I'm With You from Sept. 2011 and provides the veteran act its first chart-topper since the Stadium Arcadium double-album reached the summit in May 2006. RHCP also topped the chart with Blood Sugar Sex Magik in April 1992, One Hot Minute in September 1995, Californication in June 1999 and By The Way in July 2002. Radiohead's ninth album A Moon Shaped Pool cruises from No. 48 to a new peak of No. 2 on the survey following the release of its physical versions. The album only became available on Spotify June 17, as promised, more than a month after it was released on Apple Music and Tidal. Australia's top 5 is completed by Adele's 25, which drops 2-3; Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Greatest Hits, up 10-4; and Beyonce's Lemonade (Columbia/Sony), down 4-5. The week's other notable debuts come from Gojira's Magma at No. 11 (via Roadrunner/Warner), folk-rock supergroup case/lang/veirs' self-titled set at No. 12 (via Anti/Warner) and Jake Bugg's On My One at No. 16 (via Virgin/EMI). Meanwhile, Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla's "One Dance" (Republic/Universal) enters a sixth week at No .1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and the double-platinum certified tune locks down the top spot on ARIA's Streaming Tracks chart. (Billboard)


Harrison Ford is getting the LEGO treatment. The actor is making his video-game debut in the upcoming LEGO Star game, reprising his role as Han Solo-but this time in minifig form. Ford, 73, recorded original dialogue featured in the game, which allows fans to play out storylines from the blockbuster film-and PEOPLE and EW have the exclusive first look. In one of the first clips from the game, Ford's LEGO character is seen fighting alongside trusty sidekick Chewbacca as they attempt to take down the First Order-just don't forget the "Wookie cookies." The game stays true to the characters' signature looks, decking them out in all of their original gear from the film. (Yes, Han Solo still sports his sleek brown jacket.) And Ford isn't the only original cast member featured in the game. Fellow Star Wars vet Carrie Fisher also lends her voice, along with franchise newcomers Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. Aside from delivering the epic battles scenes from the film, the game will also feature new adventures set in the time leading up to the events in The Force Awakens movie. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game arrives June 28. (People)

Why Aren't Kim Kardashian and Harry Styles in the Absolutely Fabulous Movie? Rumors of Kim Kardashian and Harry Styles cameos in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie have been greatly exaggerated. Actually, they're just plain false. Eddy and Patsy Ab Fab stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are setting the record straight. "I don't know who put the rumor out but it was never a fact," Saunders told E! News about Kim K. while promoting the film this weekend in London. "It's not like [Kim] was on the phone going, 'But I want to be in it. I want to do it.'" One report claimed that Saunders said that Kanye West's wife was "too crass" to be in the movie. "I never said that," Saunders said. "I honestly don't think I would ever say that. I don't even know the word 'crass.' It's not in my vocabulary. So that's completely wrong." Another rumor that made the rounds claimed that Styles was being courted to play Patsy's love interest. "It's nothing against Harry Styles, but he wasn't in it," Lumley said, adding, "It's not anti them. It's not anti the Kardashians. I'm not anti them because I don't know them." It's not like the movie isn't filled to the rim of a champagne magnum with celebs. In the flick, Eddy and Patsy run off to the south of France when Eddy is accused of killing Kate Moss after accidently pushing her off a balcony into the Thames River during a party in London. Also in the movie are Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie, Jon Hamm, Rebel Wilson, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Chris Colfer, Joan Collins, Dame Edna, Stella McCartney, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Jerry Hall. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is in theaters on July 22. Lumley and Saunders also showed up in character on Saturday to cut the ribbon to kick of London's gay pride parade. (Eonline)

Owen Wilson in Talks to Join Julia Roberts in 'Wonder'. 'Room' breakout Jacob Tremblay is starring in Lionsgate's adaptation of the R.J. Palacio YA novel. Owen Wilson is in negotiations to join Julia Roberts in Wonder, Lionsgate's adaptation of the R.J. Palacio YA novel. Jacob Tremblay, who had a breakout performance as the young star of Room opposite Brie Larson, will star in the film as Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. Wilson will play the boy's father opposite Roberts, who is playing the mother. Director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is helming from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing via their Mandeville Films banner. The book has been a massive best-seller since hitting stores in February 2012 via Knopf Books for Young Readers and has sold 2 million copies. Wilson was last seen in Zoolander 2 and, in a change of pace, starred in the action movie No Escape with Pierce Brosnan. He has Masterminds, the ensemble comedy with Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis, waiting (and waiting) to be released, but the movie is mired in Relativity's bankruptcy woes. Wilson is repped by UTA and Hirsch Wallerstein. (Hollywood Reporter)

Ansel Elgort in Early Talks to Star in 'Dungeons & Dragons'. The 'Fault in Our Stars' actor could be breaking out the 20-sided dice for the Warner Bros. movie. Ansel Elgort is in early negotiations to star in Warner Bros.' long-gestating Dungeons & Dragons movie. The Fault in Our Stars actor would star in the film based on the classic role-playing game, which will be directed by Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman from a script written by Wrath of the Titans scribe David Leslie Johnson. Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis will produce, along with Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, as well as Roy Lee. The project endured some major hit points when the film rights were caught up in a legal battle. Hasbro, which now owns the company that first published Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, and Sweetpea Entertainment, which exercised an option on film rights in the 1990s and later sold those rights to Warner Bros., eventually reached a settlement last August, after which Warner Bros. began to move forward with the project. Elgort has been working his way up to leading-man status, after breaking through in YA adaptations such as John Green's teen cancer drama Fault and the post-apocalyptic Divergent series. He was one of several young Hollywood stars in consideration for the coveted role of young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars stand-alone. (The part ultimately went to Hail Caesar!'s Alden Ehrenreich). Next up, Elgort will be co-headlining the remake of Billionaire Boys Club with fellow up-and-comer Taron Egerton, after which he will be reaching action-star standing in Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, which is due out in 2017. Elgort is repped by CAA, Brookside and Morris Yorn. (Hollywood Reporter)

Zootopia Deleted Scene Shows How Dark & Depressing The Disney Film Was Originally Going To Be! Some of our favorite Disney films undergo major changes during the animation process -- and after watching this deleted scene from Zootopia, its clear these tweaks are usually for the better! Before it was a billion dollar hit, the animated film had a much different set up. Not only was Nick the main character instead of Judy, but the animal world had a much more inhumane way of handling the divide between predator and prey... In the finished version, the predators have evolved to naturally be obedient around animals they'd usually eat. But as evidenced by this deleted scene, earlier versions of the film contained a more depressing take on how the distinction was handled in the fictional animal culture. (Perez Hilton)

Ukraine Resolves Conflict Over Foreign-Language Oscar Selection Process. The country missed the deadline for this year's awards due to the rift. Ukraine has resolved a conflict over the selection process for the country's entry into the foreign-language Oscar race as the producers' association, the national filmmakers' union and the state cinema agency signed a memorandum about their cooperation within the country's nomination committee. The memorandum approves a new make-up of the committee for the Oscar committee, ending a rift that has continued for nearly two years, paralyzing the Oscar committee's operation and causing Ukraine to miss the submission deadline last year for the 2016 Academy Awards. "To resolve disputes related to the operation of the Ukrainian Oscar committee and avoid possible conflicts of interest in the future, a memorandum between the national filmmakers' union and the Ukrainian producers' association is signed regarding regulation of the Ukrainian Oscar committee," the groups said in a statement on the national filmmakers' union's web site. In accordance with the new rules, an open contest for the position of the Ukrainian Oscar committee's secretary will be announced shortly. The new Oscar committee includes 16 people, approved by all parties involved. The conflict over the Oscar selection process began back in 2014 when the existing selection procedure provoked accusations of irregularities over the choice of The Guide as Ukraine's foreign-language Oscar candidate that year. Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, the director of international festival hit The Tribe, claimed that three members of The Guide's production team were involved in voting in a decision shrouded in mystery and made by too few members of the committee. Last year, a new make-up of the committee of the Ukrainian Oscar committee and a new selection procedure were introduced by the national filmmakers' union, the organization assigned to form the Oscar committee and select the country's entry by the state cinema agency. However, the Ukrainian producers' association and some individual producers who felt sidelined accused the new Oscar committee of inactivity and insufficient transparency. Now that the differences are resolved, Ukraine shouldn't have any problems submitting a film for next year's awards, observers expect. (Hollywood Reporter)


Gilmore Girls Is Going Worldwide and Lauren Graham Has a Special Warning. Gilmore Girls is taking over the world. The hit series, which ran for seven seasons on The WB and The CW from 2000-2007, will be available in all territories where Netflix is available come July 1. That means Lorelai and Rory will be available in Germany, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, etc. Lauren Graham made the announcement on Twitter with a special video saying "hello" in other languages with Stars Hollow's infamous gazebo in the background. And she's got a warning for all newcomers. "You may have heard new episodes of Gilmore Girls are coming to Netflix later this year. We can't wait," she said in the video. "Maybe you've seen Gilmore Girls or maybe you've never seen it always meant to watch it, either way you can starting July 1. Welcome to Stars Hollow. Careful, we talk fast." No premiere date for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has been announced, although it will come out in 2016. The new episodes pick up after the death of Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann) and nearly 10 years after the series ended its original run. Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Matt Czuchry, Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia, Sally Struthers, Liza Weil, Danny Strong and pretty much everybody who ever had a presence in Stars Hollow will return for the four 90-minute installments. Each episode is a season in the year in the life of the Gilmore girls. (Eonline)

The Real Housewives of Melbourne Season 3 Reaches the United States and a "Whole New Level of Madness." The Housewives from Down Under are making their splashy return to the States once again on Friday, July 22 with the season three premiere of The Real Housewives of Melbourne. All your favorites -- Chyka Keebaugh, Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello and Pettifleur Berenger -- are back along with newcomer Susie McLean. Yes, Real Housewives of Melbourne has a ballooning cast of eight ladies. Last year, there were stripper rumors, feuds, bitch switching, trips and more rumors and feuds over rumors. This season, the ladies reach a "whole new level of madness" as Gamble and Rick get hitched, but not without some drama of course. Pettifleur has some family issues, and the ladies go on what's sure to be a dramatic trip. Meanwhile, Gina continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Just look at the trailer below for further proof. "How about you all go f -- k yourselves," Gina says as she gets up from the table. It's on. And it looks like newbie Susie, a 47-year-old property stylist, isn't going to be sitting on the sidelines. She looks like she'll be mixing it up with the best of them. She's been in Melbourne society for years and has a large circle of friends, according to Bravo. The Real Housewives of Melbourne season three premieres Friday, July 22 at 9 p.m. on Bravo. (Eonline)

"Vinyl" star Bobby Cannavale is sad HBO canceled his show about the music industry in the 1970s. Bo Dietl, who played a mobbed-up record promoter, told me Cannavale is vacationing in Miami with girlfriend Rose Byrne and their baby. "Bobby's not in a great mood. He's kinda down about it, like we all are." Though Olivia Wilde filmed a nude scene, ratings were low. Dietl said HBO should not have replaced showrunner Terence Winter, a veteran of "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire," back in April. "That was a stupid thing to do. Winter could have fine-tuned it," Dietl said. With Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese among the producers, Dietl also said, "There were too many cooks in the f?-?-?king kitchen." Dietl wasn't affected by the cancellation since his character Joe Corso had already been murdered: "After they shot me in the head, they shot the whole show in the head." (Page Six)

Never-Before-Seen Footage From Kanye West's "Famous" Art Visual Leaks on Late-Night TV. Apparently, there were a few more celebrities that didn't quite make the cut for the final version of Kanye West's "Famous" art visual. While the Grammy-winning rapper debuted his final version Friday during a live event at Los Angeles' The Forum, a few bits of unaired footage managed to see the limelight on late-night television Monday evening. While the original features representations of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, and Bill Cosby, all lined up naked in a bed together, the new clips present two more unexpected public figures. In an alternate version released on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host poked fun at the project by editing his right-hand man Guillermo into the footage. His faux cameo was rather uneventful -- just happily sound asleep next to former president George W. Bush. In a second altered version by The Late Show, a shirtless Colbert appears with a nose plug. "I wish you could smell it in here. It's like a cage in a zoo," he warns viewers from in front of the camera. "They're going to have to burn this bed. I don't know what they're going to do." Like a prime party guest, at least Colbert brought along some snacks. Crackers anyone? While these are of course prank cameos, West did tell Vanity Fair that when he previewed the video to friends that were not included in the project, they all felt a bit left out. "Guess what the response is when I show it to them?" he told the magazine. "They want to be in the bed." (Eonline)

Finally, An American Horror Story Season 6 Update. It feels like it's been ages since we've heard anything about the upcoming sixth installment of American Horror Story, but that all changes. Not only have the social media accounts for the show changed their profile pictures to a cryptic red numeral six-question mark hybrid, but another member of Ryan Murphy's repertoire has confirmed their involvement in the new season. Cheyenne Jackson, AHS: Hotel's Will Drake, revealed in an interview with OUT that he'll be back. What's more -- according to Jackson, filming is already underway. While discussing the possibility of a tour to support his new album, Jackson revealed, "Right now, we're shooting Horror Story. I won't be able to promote the album 'till we're done, by the end of the year." When asked if the new season would be even darker than the five prior, Jackson played it close to the vest. "Just different. You'll see," he teased. "Wild horses wouldn't make me reveal the plot." With the plot kept tightly under wraps, we do have a few morsels of information to consider. We know that Jackson will be joined by Angela Bassett and Lady Gaga, though the latter's involvement probably won't be as intense as it was in Hotel. "I can't promise you how or when, or anything like that," she told Z100's Elvis Duran after confirming her return. Beyond that, look for the show to once again include some creepy kids following Hotel's coterie of vampire children. In March, Murphy revealed to fans at the PaleyFest event for Hotel, "If you look at horror tropes, the innocence of children, that sort of wide-eyed entryway into some world is always very dramatic and satisfying." During that same panel, he also let slip that the show will be tackling a new format. "We've been working on two ideas at once, which we've never done, so I don't want to say what it is," Murphy told the crowd. "But...it will have a different form than we've ever done." What do you think the new installment will be about? American Horror Story returns to FX this October. (Eonline)

Billy Zane Thinks Rose Should Have Stayed With Cal In Titanic and We Do Not Approve. Hold! Up! Here we are still trying to get over Game of Thrones, and now we have to process this too. It is a rough Monday, people. In the craziest Titanic news you will ever hear, Billy Zane, who famously played Kate Winslet's totally scary fiance, Cal, had a little something to say about their characters on-screen relationship. Zane was on TODAY to discuss his latest series, Guilt when he offered up an alternate Titanic ending sure to shock fans everywhere. Believe it or not, Zane defended his character in the 1997 film, hinting at the fact that Rose should have stayed with Cal instead of getting with Leonardo DiCaprio. First of all, no. Second of all, no. Third of all, NO. You just don't mess with the minds of Titanic fans like that, okay Cal!? Yeesh! Zane mentioned that Cal was "misunderstood" and that he felt his character "found redemption" by the end of the film. What about pulling a Teresa Giudice and flipping over a table screams misunderstood? How about that time he SLAPPED ROSE ACROSS THE FACE? Not sure anyone can find redemption after that. We love Billy Zane and his many other roles, but we're pretty sure Cal played the part of giant buttface throughout the entire film. Plus, who is Jack without Rose!? We bet it would have been Cal on that floating piece of wood while she froze up like a gosh darn Starbucks Granita. Amiright, ladies? (Eonline)

The Real Housewives of Orange County's Kelly Dodd Reveals a Shocking Marital History. Who knew demolishing a kitchen could be so enlightening and uncomfortable? Certainly not the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County, otherwise we're pretty sure they would've just stuck with a contractor. In the second episode of season 11, Vicki Gunvalson is still on the outs with the ladies. She tried apologizing to Heather Dubrow before Heather and her family jetted off on a family vacation. It was a classic Real Housewives apology, the blanket apology that is sure to just loosely cover things up until a big gust of wind from Hurricane Brooks Ayers disrupts things once again. The other ladies did random things this episode: Tamra Judge talked to her son about his deteriorating relationship, Shannon Beador got a pearl necklace from her husband and Kelly Dodd had lunch with Vicki and argued with her husband and mom about her daughter being sick. Oh Kelly Dodd. You probably have the strangest Housewives living situation since, well, maybe ever. Before we get into that, you need to know how it was revealed at the kitchen demo. Meghan King Edmonds had the ladies over for pizza, champagne and power tools. During the pizza portion, Kelly told Shannon she was cold to her and revealed she had lunch with Vicki. The ladies tried to educate her on what happened when Hurricane Brooks Ayers made landfall and uprooted the OC Housewives friendships, but as viewers know, it's really a hard thing to comprehend. Did Vicki lie about Brooks' cancer? Part of it? All of it? Does Brooks even have cancer? Why do we care about Brooks? You get it. Anyway, Kelly asked if Vicki had ever meddled in any of their relationships and Tamra said yes, with ex-husband Simon. Tamra then revealed she hasn't seen her daughter in two years and she's worried she will graduate high school without getting invited. The whole situation sounds terrible. "I sent him an email, I said, 'Please, please, we need to come together and talk about this, tell these kids they need their parents,' and he said, 'No,'" Tamra said. Then Kelly revealed her story. She went through a divorce for two years... from her current husband. "Oh, so your husband right now is not the father of your daughter," Shannon said. "No, he is. I went back with him," Kelly said. "Oh," Shannon and viewers everywhere said. Yes, after a two-year long divorce and an engagement to another man, Kelly got back together with her husband Michael. "Isn't that crazy?" she asked. In a confessional, Kelly said before they got married her husband was perfect, but once they tied the knot he was "like Hitler" and a "control freak." "It was a nightmare," Kelly said. "It made me realize it was easier being with him and having my family together than being divorced. We don't have a perfect marriage at all, but I'm going to suck it up like my parents did." When Shannon asked if she was in love with Michael, Kelly said, "He's a really nice person." So Kelly lives with her mom, brother, daughter and husband who just happens to have paid to have a 730 psychiatric evaluation that revealed he has narcissistic personality disorder. But, they're "good." The looks on Tamra and Shannon's faces says it all. The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays, 9 p.m. on Bravo. (Eonline)

Freida Pinto to Star in Showtime Mini From John Ridley, Idris Elba. The 'Slumdog Millionaire' alum is set as the female lead in the six-part 'Guerrilla.' Slumdog Millionaire alum Freida Pinto is headed for Showtime. Pinto has been cast as the female lead in the premium cable network's six-part miniseries Guerrilla, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From exec producers John Ridley and Idris Elba (who co-stars),Guerrilla is described as a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It centers on politically active couple Jas and Marcus, whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. Pinto is set as Jas Mitra, while the role of Marcus has not yet been cast. Jas is a passionate and politically driven individual. As a member of a newly formed radical underground cell, Jas helps liberate a charismatic convict from prison in an effort to lead the street fight against social injustice in 1971 London. American Crime's Ridley will write, direct and executive produce the limited series. Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation) will co-star and serve as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures. Ridley will write the majority of the episodes and will direct the first two episodes and the finale, with Emmy nominee Sam Miller (Luther) directing the remaining episodes. Also set to exec produce the series are Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden for Fifty Fathoms, Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature and Michael McDonald for Stearns Castle. Guerrilla will begin production in London late this summer, and will be a co-production between Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature. The drama will air on both Showtime and Sky Atlantic. A premiere date has not yet been determined. Pinto is best known for her leading role in Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire. The former model was discovered by Danny Boyle, who cast her as Latika in Slumdog, for which she earned a BAFTA nomination for best supporting actress. Her credits include Jungle Book, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming indie Love Sonia. She's repped by CAA, Gotham Group and Principal Entertainment. (Hollywood Reporter)

The Daily Show Faces Backlash After Making Abortion Joke on Twitter. Monday marked an historic day for supporters of abortion rights in the U.S. The Supreme Court threw out a Texas abortion access law that would have closed down all but a handful of clinics in the southern state. "When a State severely limits access to safe and legal procedures, women in desperate circumstances may resort to unlicensed rogue practitioners, faute de mieux, at great risk to their health and safety," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her opinion. Shortly after the ruling, The Daily Show Twitter tweeted a joke that immediately faced backlash. "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!" the account wrote. Users on Twitter responded instantaneously, disapproving of the Comedy Central show's joke. "From someone who was a guest on your show (and treated fairly): This was in exceptionally poor taste," one user wrote. "I like snark as much as the next guy, but ... there is a line. And you crossed it at 120 mph. Shameful." "This tweet is so vile," another responded. "That's a lot of offensive for very little laugh," another tweeted. After an overwhelming response, The Daily Show addressed the tweet, clarifying what it meant. "Friends, we're certainly not promoting abortions. Just excited about #SCOTUS reaffirming right to choose," the account posted. Even with the follow-up, people weren't pleased with The Daily Show. "Abort your account," responded one user. "Don't make excuses, you're making it worse. Just admit you were off the mark (it happens, even comedy), so we can all move on," wrote another. (Eonline)

Jesse Jackson Slams Dish Network's Decision to Drop WGN America as Discriminatory. "[Are they] using the same kind of math with ratings that the old south employed when enacting laws that counted African-Americans as three-fifths of a man?" asked Jackson in a letter to Dish chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen. Reverend Jesse L. Jackson called for Dish Network to put Tribune Broadcasting stations and WGN America back on the air, referencing slavery in regard to the network's decision to darken WGN, which boasts the critically acclaimed show Underground. On Friday, Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition released a letter to Dish chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen stating the importance of WGN America portraying positive images of African-Americans on television during a necessary time in society. Jackson suggested that Dish network ignoring the high ratings and milestones of the show is a discriminatory act. "Is Dish using the same kind of math with ratings that the old south employed when enacting laws that counted African-Americans as three-fifths of a man? Dish is not taking into account that Underground has broken records for WGN America as their highest-rated original program in nearly 18 years, ranked as the top cable program on Wednesday nights throughout its run, and averaged 3 million viewers weekly," wrote Jackson. Underground is WGNA's most-watched original scripted series in the history of the network, starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Adina Porter, Alono Miller and Christopher Meloni in the story of the Underground Railroad. The show, which follows American heroes who plan a 600-mile escape from slavery toward freedom, has already been greenlit for a second season. "For far too long African-Americans have been underrepresented and unfavorably portrayed on television, silencing the significant contributions they have made to this country. Underground is a crucial part of a brand-new day of diversity on television that sheds a bright light on the bravery, ingenuity and power of the African-American experience, and is being used as teachable moments in homes and history classes around the nation at a time when we need it most," Jackson continued in the letter. WGN is set to air a marathon of the first season of Underground on July 2, which will be unavailable to Dish subscribers. "WGN America is deeply committed to sharing positive portrayals of African-Americans and instilling a sense of hope and positivity at a time when our nation needs it most," Jackson stated. Dish responded in a statement that Tribune rejected its offers for an extension during negotiations. The network also stated that Ergen invited Jackson and Tribune CEO Peter Liguori for a meeting on Thursday for what "could be a sharing of ideas that would have allowed Dish and Tribune to reach an agreement that was fair to our subscribers and to Tribune." Jackson and Liguori did not respond to the invitation. "Having passed on an opportunity to get all the facts and having issued a press release after that meeting was scheduled to occur, we are skeptical that Rev. Jackson is truly interested in finding a fair deal for DISH customers," continued Dish in the statement. Jackson's comments also come after Dish network sued Tribune Broadcasting, alleging a breach of contract for its commercials that it claims represent the network in a negative light.


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