Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent, whose real name is Annie Clark, have been dating for a while now, but it's believed the pair might soon be Mrs. & Mrs. because Cara has been spotted with a bobby dazzler on her left hand. The model and actress, who is currently on the promotional trail for her new movie Suicide Squad, uploaded a photo to Instagram and there on her ring finger is what appears to be an engagement ring. Want to see it more closely? Pretty, huh?! Just last month it was reported that Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent are buying a US home together. Cara currently co-own an apartment in Paris with her singer girlfriend - who she has been dating since December 2014 - but with her acting career going from strength to strength, they are keen to splurge on a Los Angeles base. Congrats to the happy couple (if the engagement news is true). (British Glamour)

Keshia Knight Pulliam and her new husband Ed Hartwell have called it quits just days after the actress announced her pregnancy, PEOPLE confirms. The former NFL star Hartwell, 38, filed for divorce from The Cosby Show alum just six months after the couple wed, a rep for the actress confirmed to PEOPLE. Hartwell filed for divorce in Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court this week and demanded that Pulliam undergo a paternity test. The news comes just one week after Pulliam, 37, announced that she is expecting. The star broke the news in an Instagram post, writing, "Surprise!! We have a new addition coming soon ... " Pulliam is best known for her role as the adorable Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Hartwell boasts a series of appearances on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. Hartwell and Pulliam became engaged on New Year's Eve, and the actress gushed about the news in an Instagram post. "Happy to spend not only my new year but my life with this guy!!! #BlessedBeyondMeasure," she captioned a photo of the couple sharing a kiss-with her engagement ring on full display. The two tied the knot weeks later in a small wedding at the actress' home, she said on her podcast Kandidly Keshia earlier this year. "It was my dream," she said. "We did it literally in our living room in our home ... We invited people. They had no clue they were coming to a wedding." (People)

Justin Timberlake got five to the face from a golf spectator -- and then the spectator got busted by cops ... TMZ has learned. We obtained video of JT shot Saturday at the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe -- and you clearly see a hand smack Justin as he's walking through the crowd. He didn't take it lightly either. Justin turned around and yelled, "Why would you do that?" After he walked off, security for the tourney was seen talking to the slaphappy suspect. Tournament reps saw it as a minor incident, and Justin -- who didn't have a mark on him -- didn't want to press charges ... but when Sheriff's deputies attempted to escort the man off the course things went south. Law enforcement sources tell us he claimed he just wanted to "touch" Justin and got overzealous -- but refused to leave the premises. We're told he appeared intoxicated and became belligerent. Cops arrested him for disorderly conduct. Always remember ... #HandsOffJT. (TMZ)

Joe Jonas on Ex-Girlfriend Demi Lovato: "She's Family." If only all Hollywood breakups could go as well as Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato's. The two dated for just a few months in 2010 three years after first meeting while working on the Disney channel's Camp Rock. "She's family," Jonas said while helping The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to celebrate its new Nitro Cold Brew. "We've known Demi for so many years. We're performed with her, toured with her. She's just incredible. "It's not always the case," he continued. "Sometimes you have to know when to fold the cards. I don't think of her as an ex. We're really good friends. We've gone through so much together and we're really close now." Speaking of family, Jonas gushed about being an uncle to older brother Kevin's 17-month-old daughter Alena. "It's the best feeling in the world," he said. "I love my niece. I'm thrilled to be able to be an uncle and be the fun uncle. I can play with her, hang out with her whenever I want and then just hand her right back when things get too crazy." Jonas and DNCE are currently putting finishing touches on their debut album, now set for release in the fall. They most recently performed on Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and will do the same at the Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. When he's not working -- or hanging out with his niece -- Jonas has been showing off his hot body by posting shirtless pics of himself on Instagram. He insists he's not competing in the hotness category with brother Nick. "I try to stay away from a competition," Joe said. "For us, we're both pretty healthy and active and train quite a bit so we do our best to make sure we stay on it." (Eonline)

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender have spoken about how they first met - and how they had instant chemistry. The pair - who play lighthouse keeper Tom and his wife Isabel Sherbourne in drama movie The Light Between Oceans - met on a dance floor and despite the 39-year-old actor's poor moves, he admits there was an immediate spark. Alicia said Monday: "We had met at Toronto Film Festival and just on the dance floor." Michael added: "I thought [I was a good dancer] until she started dancing and then I felt like I had two left feet." [The chemistry] was sort of there from the beginning." This pair are usually very secretive about their romance, but we're loving how chatty they are. After that the pair got close while filming The Light Between Oceans and often had a little boogie in the mornings (on set!) to keep warm. The 27-year-old actress said: "There was a load of dancing in the mornings, actually." Michael said: "Because it was cold." The Shame star praised his girlfriend for her performance in the movie, insisting she pushed herself to her limits during filming. He added to Entertainment Tonight: "She's a very fierce performer and very brave as you're testing the boundaries for how far you can go. She definitely got a hold of those things. "It's impressive to see." Michael and Alicia reportedly split in September after nine months together, but they are now very much back together. (British Glamour)

Here's the Backstory on Why Rob Kardashian Deleted Blac Chyna Photos on His Instagram. People were on high-alert after noticing a change on Rob Kardashian's social media. The E! star's Instagram had a noticeable difference when people realized that all of Blac Chyna's photos had been taken off, but E! News learns it's nothing to be alarmed about -- the pair, who are expecting their first child together, are still in a relationship. Apparently, this was just the aftermath of a fight between the couple. "Rob and her have been getting into little tiffs and Blac Chyna flipped on Rob," a source tells E! News. "He was so pissed at how she spoke to him, so he deleted everything about her to hurt her." The source adds that "Rob has never cheated on her, but she is very paranoid about that from past experiences," and reassures us that they are "fine" now. "[They're] back in love and have spoken through their fight." The engaged pair are preparing to welcome their baby, and auntie Kim Kardashian gave us an update on the couple as they get ready to welcome a little one. "They have talked to me about names but I would never tell because that's really personal to them. If they want to share that, they could," Kim told us on Friday. "But we're just there to support them. We're so excited that we're getting a new cousin." She added, "I was FaceTiming with Chyna the other day and explaining to North [West] that there was a baby in her belly and then sharing the sonogram pictures with North and explaining to her that this is her little cousin and it's so exciting we have a new cousin coming." Additionally, the mother of two is excited to share some parenting tips with her little brother. "I think they're just starting to get into it, but we share a ton of different baby stuff. I think once it starts happening for them we'll have way more tips, once the baby's here. I'm excited to see my brother in this role as a dad. I think he'll be an amazing dad." (Eonline)

Keeping it on! Blac Chyna flashed her engagement ring on Monday, July 25, just hours after Rob Kardashian deleted all photos of her from his Instagram account. The former model, 28, wore her 7-carat diamond during a makeup tutorial on Snapchat. She raised her left hand to her face several times, but made no mention of Kardashian's recent social media activity. As previously reported, the Arthur George sock designer, 29, took downpics of his bride-to-be following an argument. "They didn't break up, they had a fight," an insider told Us Weekly. "They fought and then started talking again yesterday. It was just a fight." The heated interaction happened while the couple were filming their new E! docuseries, Rob & Chyna. (On July 14, the pair teased the show by sharing a screenshot of themselves during a confessional on set.) "Rob is just not used to filming again, and it's been hard on him. Everything with Chyna is moving so fast. ... She's a single parent and filming the show and all of her other work commitments, so Rob has been feeling neglected by her. She has also been doing things on her own a lot with her girlfriends," the source added. "They were filming this weekend, and one of the people in her crew asked her to do something without him, and he snapped. He was pissed that she was neglecting him again." There's a chance the encounter will eventually air. A source previously told Us that "everything" about their relationship will be on the show. Despite the recent hiccup, Kardashian and Chyna are excited about the future. As Us exclusively revealed, the two are expecting a baby girl. Last month, Chyna opened up about what kind of father she thinks Kardashian will be. "Overprotective! For sure. Loving, caring," she told Entertainment Tonight during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France on June 22. "Rob is just a big bundle of joy." (US Weekly)

Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky are "an item" according to a source. After sparking dating buzz earlier this summer in Paris, the duo are now flaunting their new romance in New York. On Saturday, Jenner attended Rocky's show at the Panorama music festival. A source told us he took Jenner to visit Harlem for the first time on Sunday, and they ended up at Blue Ribbon Brasserie in Soho around 1 a.m. "They were coupled up at the restaurant .?.?. hugging, flirting and acting like a couple. His friend said that was his girl," a source told us. (Page Six)

Lindsay Lohan's father fired off a series of angry, threatening text messages to her fiance on the heels of the couple's huge argument that had police rushing to their apartment. TMZ obtained the texts Michael Lohan sent Egor Tarabasov late Saturday night -- and it's pretty clear he's already spoken to LiLo about the fight. Michael says, "You threaten my daughter, touch her or if anything happens to her and you will have nowhere to hide mother ducked like weasel." The messages are filled with typos -- we're guessing his anger had taken over. Michael continues ... "VOME Here And Face ME like a man and bring your daddy and mommy." As we reported -- neighbors called police after hearing Lindsay yelling outside their apartment, accusing Egor of strangling her. Michael comes off like a Liam Neeson wannabe in the messages, adding ... "Return her jewelry you broke phoney or I'll take it out of your ass. I WILL find you." Lindsay flew back to the States on Monday sans Egor. We've reached out to him for his side of the story, but he hasn't responded. (TMZ)

Johnny Depp's making it damn near impossible to get the divorce settlement rolling because he's put up a bunch of roadblocks in the case ... according to Amber Heard. Amber just filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, accusing Johnny of refusing to hand over financial docs needed to settle the divorce case. As we've reported ... Depp's team wants her to sign a non-disclosure agreement before giving up the goods. But in the docs, Amber says the non-disclosure agreement is ridiculous because it calls for a $100k fine each time his financial info is leaked -- not just by Amber, but even by her forensic accountant. Amber says it's an outrageous demand ... and just a ploy to thwart real progress in this case. Of course, Johnny's team would say ... the fine won't matter if the agreement isn't violated. The other issue -- setting a date for Amber's deposition. His side has proposed August 3 and 8, but Amber says she's scheduled to be in London working on "Justice League." She's offered to fly back on a Saturday, but she says Johnny's team isn't willing to work weekends. Both sides are due in court Tuesday to hammer out the issues. (TMZ)

The fan who tried to bum-rush Taylor Swift during a concert is going away for a long time, but not to prison ... TMZ has learned. A judge ruled Christian Ewing incompetent to stand trial, and instead ordered him to spend up to 3 years at Patton State Hospital. The San Diego County D.A. says Ewing will remain there until he's ruled competent. The judge also ordered medication be administered involuntarily, if necessary. As we reported, Ewing got into a nasty brawl with security after he rushed the stage at Petco Park last year -- breaking a security guard's rib. When and if he's ruled competent, Ewing will face 2 felony charges -- assault and battery -- for the fight. (TMZ)

Dr. Dre Handcuffed by Police Following Incident at His Malibu Home. Dr. Dre had an unwelcome visitor Monday. E! News has confirmed that the music mogul, real name Andre Young, was detained by police after authorities responded to a call "regarding an allegation of a man brandishing a firearm," the press release explains. The call was made by a man who was stopped in his vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway in front of Dre's residence. "He said a male at the residence ordered him to leave and produced a handgun. The alleged victim said he drove away after seeing the handgun." Police "searched, handcuffed, and briefly detained" the celeb while deputies investigated the incident. No weapon was found at the scene, but the man who made the call insisted on making a private person's arrest, which includes a report detailing his allegations against Dre. No arrests were made and the rapper wasn't taken into custody, but Dre was given a citation to appear in court. The press release also states that Young was "cooperative with investigating deputies, consented to a search of his person, and denied all allegations regarding the handgun." According to the release, Young explained that the "alleged victim was parked directly in front of his residence blocking his driveway, and he asked him to leave. Mr. Young said the person then drove a short distance away, but immediately returned and parked near the same location in the center median in front of his residence. "Mr. Young said he pulled out his cellphone to begin filming the person, and the person drove away. Mr. Young denied threatening the person." TMZ was first to report the story. (Eonline)


Margot Robbie Speaks Up About "Really Weird" Vanity Fair Interview: Maybe I'm Desensitized to It Now. Hindsight is 20/20 -- just ask Margot Robbie. The Suicide Squad actress sat down with Vanity Fair's Rich Cohen as the cover girl of the August issue. While the magazine declared this the "summer of Robbie," that's really where the compliments ended. Cohen's complete profile immediately came under fire after it went live on the publication's website, critics taking aim at the author's confusing and controversial commentary about the star. He compared Robbie's looks to "a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance" before subtly insulting Australians, saying the country is "a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people." "I remember thinking, I said, 'That was a really odd interview I don't know how that's gonna come out,'" Robbie told The Project. "Then when I read it, I was like, yeah, the tone of this is really weird, like I don't really know what he's trying to get at or play at." While the 26-year-old actress initially kept mum about her encounter, her wide-reaching supporters immediately came to the rescue. "I didn't expect there to be like an uproar about it at all," she continued. Still, fans from her native Australia rushed to her digital side. "I had like this bit of Aussie pride where I was like, 'Don't mess with the Aussies." Unfortunately, despite a very fast rise to stardom, the talented leading lady has already gotten used to being criticized on her performance, her looks and everything in between. 'I've read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis," she told The Project. "I don't know. Maybe I'm like desensistized to it now." (Eonline)

Mariah Carey only enters a restaurant to her own songs, according to spies in Capri, Italy. Diners at the famed Ristorante Aurora were stunned when, after a quiet dinner on Sunday, at 11 p.m. a loud Mariah song suddenly blasted, and in walked the star with her fiance, James Packer, in tow. "She literally had an entrance song," our spy marveled. Carey was "charismatic," telling stories and having a blast with a group of 10 people, including Uma Thurman's ex Arki Busson. Mariah's songs played all night. At one point, when someone at her table shouted, "Hey, let's put on something more upbeat," the staff played her hit "Fantasy," and everyone went crazy. Our spy says it seemed like her entourage "brought the playlist and asked the restaurant to play it." The witness added, "She was in a great mood and was nice to everyone, even posing for some pictures with some kids." Carey has been vacationing with billionaire Packer, on his yacht, along with her 5-year-old twins. (Page Six)

Eddie Murphy was a proud Beverly Hills pop at the premiere of his daughter Bria's new movie, "Amateur Night" -- proud of her and of his choice in women. Ed was smack in the middle of what might be the hottest family photo op ever ... with current gf and baby mama Paige Butcher, Bria, his ex-wife, Nicole, and their other daughter, Shayne. It's Bria's first feature film role. We don't know how the movie is, but it made this pic happen, so it's already worth it. Try not to feel too bad if your modern fam doesn't look like this. (TMZ)

Despite being at the center of the "Real Housewives of New York" scary island drama, former star Kelly Bensimon considers herself the laid-back one of the group. "That was a big disconnect for the viewers because I'm so relaxed and they're so amped up -- in life, whoever barks the loudest gets the bones," she told Page Six on Saturday at the Children's Museum of the East End's eighth annual Family Fair fundraiser. "If you're the loudest talker and the fastest talker and the most active, you're going to get as much screen time as possible. I was like, 'You guys look so great, but I'm going to go drink beer.'" The mom of two also said she "got in trouble" on the Bravo show for having boundaries. "There's something to be said about having a lot of integrity and I do have a lot of it," said the 48-year-old model. "You can call me crazy all day. You can make me purple, pink, blue, green ... I don't care what you want to do. You're going to walk away knowing I have a lot of integrity, a lot of boundaries, and you know my name, so now I have an amazing novel." Bensimon's new book, "A Dangerous Age," came out last month. Also at the Bridgehampton event were Molly Sims and Star Jones, who looked calm and happy ahead of her big DNC speech this week. (Page Six)

It seems that Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen are proper friends... and it's really quite sweet. In a new video for Kim Kardashian's app, she and Chrissy open up about how they met, and they both reveal that they had fights with their husbands at each other's wedding. WHAT?! Chrissy and John can't argue? Surely that's impossible. But yes, the 30-year-old model admitted her and John had the worst argument the pair have "ever" had during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's wedding to rapper husband Kanye West in May 2014, because of drinking alcohol. Speaking to Kim about their lovers tiff on her website kimkardashianwest.com, she said: "John [Legend] and I got in the biggest fight at Kim and Kanye's wedding that you've ever seen in your whole life ... [it] came from alcohol." And Kim said the exact same happened to her and Kanye at Chrissy's marital ceremony in Italy in 2013. She explained: "Wait, I got in a fight with Kanye during your wedding. I didn't go ... [North] was just born and I was so fat, and I had nothing to wear, so then he kept texting me, 'Babe, this is the most beautiful wedding,' 'Babe, this is so pretty. I really wish you were here at Lake Como.' ... Literally a play-by-play text. We got into the biggest fight. 'Just stop texting me. Go enjoy the wedding, you're making me feel so bad!'" Talking about their friendship, Chrissy said that she felt "nervous" to meet Kim, and felt like a "weirdo" because she already knew everything about the reality star. She explained: "I remember this because I was so nervous to meet you. I don't know, I'd been watching. I knew all about you. I felt like kind of a weirdo. "You made me feel so much better because we went to the bathroom and you had me zip you up. I was like, 'Oh my gosh. She has Spanx on. She's cool. She's normal.' Yeah, I remember that pretty well for some reason.'" However, the pair believe motherhood has made their friendship even stronger. The mother of two - who has three-year-old daughter North and seven-month-old son Saint - said: "I think we've gotten closer since we've been moms. Because when you're a mom and you've figured it out, you want to tell all your friends going through the same experience." Aww. Friendship goals. (British Glamour)

50 Cent threw enough shade to keep Diddy cool for a few months when he begged a packed Scottsdale club to rattle off the Bad Boy honcho's last hit track. Let's just say there were a lotta crickets inside INTL Nightclub over the weekend. Someone does eventually offer up Diddy's "You Could Be My Lover" off his most recent "MMM" mixtape -- and Fiddy performed a mocking lip sync. There's been beef between Fif and Diddy for more than a year now -- most of it one-sided as 50 keeps throwing social media jabs over music, their vodka lines, age, weight and just about everything else. Diddy rarely responds, but once again ... ball's in his court. (TMZ)

Susan Sarandon Is Having the Worst Time at the Democratic National Convention. Susan Sarandon is not pleased to be at this Democratic National Convention, and she's not even trying to hide it at this point. The actress was spotted among the thousands in appearance at the first night of the DNC in Philadelphia, and subsequently became a viral GIF on the Internet because of her very candid facial response to what was being said during the event. Twitter user Richard Reese shared the GIF of Sarandon shaking her head with the caption, "Susan Sarandon ain't having it...," and whaddya know? Sarandon caught wind of the tweet and responded to confirm that she really isn't having it. "Accurate," the star responded while retweeting the GIF. Sarandon is a known Democrat and Bernie Sanders supporter, who has criticized Hillary Clinton throughout her campaign, calling her more "dangerous" than Donald Trump, especially following the DNC email leaks. "That's so disgusting," Sarandon said in an interview with Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks, a popular progressive online network (via The Hill). "The critical question is, does it matter? Nixon resigned when they broke into the [DNC] headquarters...and now you found out all this tampering went on. What does this really say about us if all of this goes by unattended?" She went on to explain why she understands voters are so inclined to stick with Sanders or Trump. "A lot of people felt disenfranchised. A lot of people are working so hard and getting nowhere. A lot of people are sick with politics the way it is," she said. "And Bernie and Trump spoke to those people." (Eonline)

Sarah Silverman Gets Booed During DNC Speech After Calling ''Bernie or Bust'' Supporters ''Ridiculous.'' Sarah Silverman's controversial speech during the first day of the Democratic National Convention was met with an equal mix of cheers and boos. The comedienne spoke about being a proud Bernie Sanders supporter but explained why she will be ultimately be voting for Hillary Clinton. "I support Bernie Sanders and the movement behind him... Hillary heard the passion of the passion, the people behind Bernie, and brought those passions into the party's platform and that is the process of democracy at its very best," she told the excited crowd. "It's so inspiring that just a few years ago she was a secretary and now she's going to be president," Silverman joked before adding, "I will vote for Hillary with gusto as I continue to be inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie who will never stop fighting for us." Silverman also took aim at Donald Trump and his presidential platform, exclaiming, "The stuff is for third graders. That's like major arrested development." She slammed the Republican candidate's campaign against Clinton and joked that he was "given money instead of human coping tools." But it was the end of her speech which garnered the most controversial reaction from the crowd inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Silverman, alongside Senator Al Franken, was asked to stall onstage while Paul Simon prepared for his set when she blurted: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. They told us to stretch so I figured I'd add that." (Eonline)


The guys from Florida Georgia Line want to make it clear they have total respect for men and women in blue -- but, respectfully, there's a good reason they didn't need their help backstage. Sources close to FGL's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard tell us security for all their concerts is handled through promoters at the venues. It's just part of their contracts for each gig. We're told local cops regularly ask if they can help out backstage, and are usually told it's not necessary. FGL's team believes this frees up law enforcement for other security needs around the venue. TMZ broke the story ... an Iowa sheriff was fuming after getting turned away backstage. Our FGL sources said that incident and one in Wisconsin are rarities, because most law enforcement welcome the fact the band is self-sufficient. Bottom line, according to our sources -- Florida Georgia Line is extremely "pro-police." (TMZ)

Insane Clown Posse Ask Fans to Join Them For Protest March on Washington. Getting tagged as "a loosely organized hybrid gang" has long stuck under the grease-painted skin of Insane Clown Posse's Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Ever since the FBI tagged the band's large Juggalo following that way in 2011, the rappers have chafed at the suggestion that their die hards are somehow similar to the Crips or Bloods. And now, it seems, they're doing something about it. Well, planning to, anyway. According to The Detroit News, at this weekend's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thronvlille, Ohio, Violent J announced that the pair are plotting to descend on Washington, D.C. on Sept. 16, 2017, for a protest march against their FBI status. "In 2017, the weekend of Sept. 17, we need you. We're gonna do a (expletive) march on Washington," J told Juggalos at a weekend seminar, as confirmed by a Billboard contributor who was on site. "They call the Juggalo World a movement, right? Well, let's move!" J said the march will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and head down Constitution Ave. before winding up at the Washington Monument, where the rappers and fans will have a sit-down about what it means to be part of the Juggalo nation. "We are going to explain to the world who the (expletive) we really are," J said, adding that the march will be accompanied by a "huge" free Juggalo concert the same weekend at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, followed by a picnic for fans on the 17th. Though pumped about the idea of bringing the heat to the nation's capital to show the feds that they are not a gang, but just a collection of Faygo-loving music fanatics, J admitted he wasn't sure Juggalos would turn up. "We don't know what's going to happen," he said. "We could totally embarrass ourselves, and there could be 25 people (that show up)." ICP sued the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department over the way Juggalos were classified in the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit and ICP appealed the ruling, winning on appeal in an Ohio court in Sept. 2015 over claims that the designation. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has said the FBI's assessment violates the duo and their fans' free speech and due process rights. (Billboard)

Tyler, the Creator Says Pharrell's 'In My Mind' Inspired Formation of Odd Future. Pharrell Williams has inspired countless artists to greatness. From Jay Z to Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran to Snoop Dogg, the singer/producer's boundless energy and creative spark has left a huge mark on the music industry. In fact, according to Tyler, Pharrell is directly responsible for the formation of Tyler's crew, Odd Future. "WOW. ITS BEEN TEN YEARS. 3650 DAYS SINCE THE ALBUM THAT SHAPED ME WAS RELEASED," Tyler wrote in an all-caps rave about Pharrell's inspirational powers in an 800-word essay posted on Monday. "IN MY MIND BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS. I WAS 15 YEARS OLD, ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL AT HAWTHORNE HIGH, SPENDING MOST OF MY NIGHTS TRYING TO FIND ANY SNIPPETS OF THE ALBUM ON VARIOUS GERMAN SITES. I WAS WHAT YOU WOULD CALL A FANATIC, HOARDING ANY AND EVERY MAGAZINE I COULD FIND WITH THE NEPTUNES OR ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH THEM." Tyler wrote that he knew every single production by Pharrell and the Neptunes, in addition to every stitch of clothing from Williams' BBC/Ice Cream fashion lines. In fact, he said he still has VHS tapes over every single appearance by Skateboard P from 2002-2005. "THIS ALBUM RANGES IN DIFFERENT STYLES AND SOUNDS, AND I BELIEVE THATS WHY I GRAVITATED TO IT SO MUCH," he said of the producer's 2006 debut solo effort, which featured the Gwen Stefani collabo "Can I Have it Like That," "That Girl" with Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson, as well as tracks with Slim Thug, Jay Z, Pusha T, Nelly and Kanye West. "THE FACT THAT YOU DIDNT GET STUCK ON ONE SOUND AND LET A 'COHESIVE' WALL BLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY, MIGHT BE WHY I ALLOW MY ALBUMS TO RANGE IN STYLES NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT. " He's not kidding when it comes to how deep his love is for In My Mind, either. Tyler went on to dissect specific basslines, outros and the hours he spent "lurking" Myspace pages and staring at photos of his muses while listening to "I Really Like Your Girl." "BEING 15, BLACK, NOT REALLY 'INTERESTED' IN WHAT THE MAJORITY OF MY PEERS WERE INTO, IT MADE ME FEEL SOME TYPE OF WAY," he wrote. "I WAS AN OPTIMISTIC KID, ALWAYS DAYDREAMING AND SETTING GOALS SO I FELT YOU WERE DIRECTLY SPEAKING TO ME." In the end, Tyler said Pharrell simply made him feel "safe," which led to the creation of Odd Future that summer. "10 YEARS LATER, I AM NOW A MAN WHO HAS FOUND SUCCESS IN MANY THINGS, RUNNING BUSINESSES, A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR, ALL BECAUSE I BELIEVED YOU WHEN YOU SAID I COULD." (Billboard)

Is Justin Bieber About to End Drake's Domination of the U.K. Singles Chart? Drake's remarkable 15-week stint atop the U.K. singles chart with "One Dance" (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) looks set to come to a screeching halt. The Canadian rapper's hit featuring Wizkid & Kyla is comprehensively beaten at the midway stage of the chart week, with the triumvirate of Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ leading the U.K. Chart Update with "Cold Water" (Because Music). Drake's single isn't just off the boil. It's fallen sharply to No. 5 in midweek sales data behind "Cold Water," Jonas Blue's "Perfect Strangers" (No. 2 via Positiva),Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down" (No. 3 via Disruptor) and Scott's "Dancing On My Own" (No. 4 via Instrumental). Should Drake miss out on top spot when the sales charts are published this Friday, he'll miss the chance of matching the all-time record for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1. Fellow Canadian Bryan Adams set the standard with "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," which clocked 16 weeks at the summit in 1991. Drake's single is likely to end level with the 15-week sequence at No. 1 recorded by Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" in 1994. Bieber is a likely candidate to bump Drake off the top of the chart. Earlier this year, the pop singer became the first artist ever to simultaneously lock-down the top three positions on the U.K.'s weekly survey. Meanwhile, Jeff Lynne's comeback with ELO could be crowned with the U.K. albums chart title-the band's first in 35 years. ELO's hit set All Over The World-The Very Best Of (Epic) is No. 1 on the Chart Update, well ahead of the No. 6 best it achieved following its release in 2005. ELO, which enjoyed a high-profile slot at this year's Glastonbury Festival, hasn't hit the top on the U.K. Albums Chart since Time did so in August 1981. The midweek top five is rounded out by British alternative rock act Bear's Den with Red Earth & Pouring Rain (at No. 2 via Communion), Christine & The Queens'Chaleur Humaine (at No. 3 via Because Music), Adele's 25 (No. 4 via XL), and Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams (at No. 5 via Parlophone). (Billboard)

Original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli Heading Back to Broadway. The Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" is going to get some competition from an original Jersey boy. Frankie Valli, whose falsetto fuels The Four Seasons' music, will return to Broadway for seven shows from Oct. 21-29 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. That will put him in competition with the behind-the-music musical about the doo-wop group that plays at the August Wilson Theatre. Valli last played Broadway in 2012 in a lucrative set of shows. Some of his hits include "Sherry," ''Walk Like A Man" and "December '63 (Oh What A Night)." In 1990, Valli and The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Together they scored 30 Billboard Top 40 hits, and Valli scored nine Billboard Top 40. (Billboard)


Chris Pratt Talks Sex Scene With Jennifer Lawrence. Chris Pratt is the perfect gentleman. Jennifer Lawrence couldn't have had her first on-screen sex scene with anyone better. The two get steamy in the upcoming sci-fi film Passengers. "We're actors and it's a big a part of the job," Pratt said at Comic-Con after hitting Hall H for a sneak peek at the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. "Your job as a leading man is to make the actress feel comfortable and you do that by minimizing the amount of people that are there and...having a sense of whether or not they're feeling okay." Pratt previously shared with MTV that that he and the Oscar winner also shared some wine before the cameras started rolling. In the film, they play a writer (Lawrence) and a mechanic (Pratt) who wake up early during 120-year trip to another planet. "It was just nerve-racking," Lawrence told E! News in May of the sex scene. "It's not even about your co-star because Pratt is so wonderful and lovely. My nerves weren't about him." She said the anxiety stemmed from being watched by "everyone you work with--all of the cameramen, all the producers and the director." Yup, sounds pretty nerve-racking to us. (Eonline)

Justin Bieber has been offered the role of a young pop star in "Uber Girl" -- a movie treatment making the rounds in Hollywood. But he wants a major rewrite. "He won't take the part unless the sex scene with him and one of the male backup dancers is taken out of the final script," co-writer Pete O'Neill told me. The coming-of-age story for millennials is represented by Lighthouse Entertainment LA with Cinema Epoch looking for a major studio to co-produce. O'Neill said he also wants to cast Gomez, Ariana and Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper in "Mad Men"). (Page Six)

Thirteen years after its release, Bad Santa is FINALLY getting a sequel and now we have the raunchy first teaser! That's right, Billy Bob Thornton is returning as our FAVORITE raunchy criminal Santa Claus this fall when he looks to get back in the con game! This time around, not only is Tony Cox returning as Billy Bob's former P.I.C., but the foul mouthed jolly man is teaming up with his mom played by Kathy Bates for a new scheme -- plus the flick also stars the always stunning Christina Hendricks! Bad Santa 2 opens November 23! (Perez Hilton)

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Director Explains Why He Isn't Releasing Comic-Con Footage Online. "It's not something that I, nor Marvel, are comfortable with being out there," the director said. Responding to complaints about Marvel not releasing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 footage online after it was shown during the studio's Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, director James Gunn explained that it simply wasn't good enough for wide release just yet. "Of course I want to share with you guys everything. It's important for me to be able to do that," Gunn said during a Facebook Live broadcast. "But here's the thing: the footage released at Comic-Con will eventually be seen by the public, but in a more finished form. It's very early days. We've only been shooting for a month [and] we presented an entire, huge, scene with Yondu and Rocket and Baby Groot, and then we also presented a special glimpse, just for San Diego Comic-Con, a teaser trailer of sorts. And the visual effects are not finished." Going on to call himself a perfectionist ("everything needs to be exactly as I want it to be to be seen in a film, so that it stands up to repeated viewings"), Gunn continued, "The truth is, the Comic-Con footage, which -- we trended last night, 'baby Groot' trended last night, 'Guardians' trended last night, we did extremely well just by people spreading the word -- but it's not something that I, nor Marvel, are comfortable with being out there and standing up to repeated viewings because the visual effects just aren't finished." For Comic-Con attendees, things are different. "To sit in the audience one time, with an excited crowd, and show them an in-progress piece of film, that's a different story. Just like if you were a friend of mine, you might come over to my house and I might show you a piece of the movie." The moral of this story is clear: If you can't make it to Hall H, then seek out and befriend James Gunn. That way, you might see even more of the movie early. (Hollywood Reporter)

Busan Film Festival: South Korean Industry to Vote on End of Boycott. Insiders say recent changes will help local filmmakers participate in Asia's largest film festival. Filmmakers near and far have watched closely as the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest event of its kind, has faced numerous perils ahead of its 21st edition in October. And the South Korean movie industry will help decide the fate of BIFF in light of recent debates over its artistic freedom. On Monday, members of nine Korean filmmaker associations, spanning directors, producers and critics, received letters inquiring whether or not they should lift their boycott of BIFF, the Korean Film Group's Emergency Committee for Defending BIFF's Independence told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. A decision will be made after the vote, for which no dates were detailed. "Media reports suggesting that we have decided to lift the boycott are completely unfounded," said a rep from the group. The first city in Asia to be designated a UNESCO film city, Busan has been the symbolic heart of Korean -- and in the larger scheme of things, Asian -- cinema and artistic freedom since BIFF's inception in 1996, as South Korea emerged from a long democratization process throughout the 1980s. It was considered shocking at the time for films to be shown to the public without going through censorship by local authorities. Since 2014, however, conflicts have arisen between BIFF and the Busan metropolitan government when then-fest director Lee Yong-kwan pushed forth with the screening of a controversial documentary in spite of opposition from Busan's mayor and BIFF chairman Suh Byung-soo. The city of Busan funds about half of the fest's annual budget, and event organizers have claimed that the unprecedented audit reviews and drastically cut state funding that followed were a result of "political retaliation." The film groups declared a ban on the festival in a gesture to defend its artistic freedom. Insiders agree, nevertheless, that filmmakers will most likely lift the boycott -- especially since the Busan metropolitan government worked with fest organizers to make major changes designed to ensure more freedom. "There seems to be little reason for filmmakers to refuse to attend," said Kim Si-moo, film critic and president of the Film Studies Association of Korea. "The new amendments are not 100-percent satisfying, but Busan city officials have made a gesture in terms of guaranteeing the festival's artistic freedom. Now that they've made changes on paper, it's about time they show it in action during the upcoming edition." On Monday, BIFF organizers announced that Kim Dong-ho, its founder and temporary festival director, would step in as chairman, a position that had traditionally been reserved for the Busan mayor. This marks the first time a non-governmental official assumed the top position. Kang Soo-youn, who was appointed as co-fest director under Lee's tenure, will serve as BIFF director. "To win our independence back, we did everything we could to amend the articles of association because we are not able to prevent political interferences with the current articles of association. It was very hard for us to do it because the city government didn't let it happen easily," said a written statement from BIFF organizers released to the press on Tuesday. "Actually, there was a time we even seriously thought about not holding the festival this year to protest against the city government," it added. "But we came to conclusion that such a drastic measure won't solve the problems. We realized that it is our responsibility and duty to have the festival no matter what happens for all cineastes who supported the festival from the beginning. And we decided to go on even though things didn't look promising for us as the city government kept sabotaging our attempt to amending the articles of association." In the meantime, however, some of the country's top investors-distributors may support filmmakers who decide to continue boycotting the festival. "If our filmmakers do not wish to participate in BIFF this year, then we wouldn't try to dissuade them," said a senior rep from one of Korea's top three studios, asking for anonymity. "Korean filmmakers seem largely divided by generation. Younger directors, under 40, still don't seem unsure about attending while the older ones are saying they should support the festival," said another industry insider. July 26, 4:02 a.m. Updated with corrections. A previous version of the story cited Kim Si-moo as the president of the Korean Association of Film Critics and Kang Soo-youn as former deputy director. THR regrets the mistakes. (Hollywood Reporter)

South Korea Box Office: Local Zombie Film Breaks Records, Tops Hollywood Releases. 'Train to Busan' beats 'Now You See Me 2' and becomes the fastest movie ever in the country to cross 5 million admissions. Train to Busan charged through the South Korean box office this weekend, setting several local records, including for the biggest opening weekend performance, and eclipsing big Hollywood summer titles. The zombie thriller from Next Entertainment World dominated the July 22-24 box office, reaching more than 74.7 percent of the market share to earn more than $24 million during the three-day weekend. Its five-day gross of $38.8 million is a record for the country, as it now tops Roaring Currents, the 2014 period actioner from CJ Entertainment that garnered $35.4 million during the same time frame. South Korea's first zombie blockbuster broke a couple other box-office records. It garnered the biggest opening-day score of $5.8 million, as well as the highest single-day performance of $9.9 million on Saturday. It also became the fastest movie ever in the country to cross the 5 million admissions mark. Currently showing on 1,785 screens -- which account for about 70 percent of all screens across the Asian country -- and having an average seat-occupancy rate of over 60 percent (according to the Korean Film Council's KOBIS database), Train to Busan is expected to continue speeding through the box office. In terms of admissions, by which local industry observers measure box-office performance, the Yeon Sang-ho film has already reached 5.3 million admissions and is expected to cross 10 million soon. Not even 20 films have reached the 10 million milestone, which accounts for a fifth of South Korea's total population of 50 million. The live-action film debut by the animator had garnered much attention from fans near and far since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and is expected to earn more from foreign territories, including the U.S. Adding to the speedy performance was the unprecedented success of the film's paid preview screenings, which alone allowed Train to Busan to rank No. 2 last week ($4.3 million), even though the number of screenings was limited. The incredible debut pushed Now You See Me 2 down to the No. 2 spot after it last week ranked on top. The sequel to the 2013 heist thriller took 10.5 percent of the country's box-office revenue, which is less than a third of the previous week's 36.1 percent. It is currently offered on 648 screens, about half of the 1,200 for the July 15-17 period. Its total revenue has reached $19.7 million, and the Lionsgate title has become the 13th-highest grossing film of 2016 in the territory. Ranking next were a series of animated features in time for children's summer break. In third place was Ice Age: Collision Course. The Fox animated feature brought in $1.6 million as it debuted across 579 screens nationwide. In terms of market share, it accounted for about 4.4 percent. In fourth was Finding Dory, which scooped 3.6 percent of the share for a weekend gross total of $14.3 million. This was just a fraction of last week's share of 16.9 percent, but the film is already the second-highest-grossing Pixar release of all time in Korea, behind 2014's Inside Out. The sequel to Finding Nemo is currently available on 458 screens across the Asian country. Finishing at No. 5 was the Japanese animated film Yo-Kai Watch the Movie: King Enma and the Five Stories. Handled by CJ Entertainment, it debuted across 402 screens nationwide and accounted for 2.5 percent of the total market share for a gross of $936,879, according to KOBIS. (Hollywood Reporter)

Anna Gunn Drew on Gender-Based Discrimination for 'Equity' Role. The actress used the fan hate she faced playing Skyler White in 'Breaking Bad' as a platform for her role as an investment banker. In Equity, Anna Gunn plays Naomi Bishop, an investment banker who dodges and fights against some of the same gender-based discrimination and disadvantages that Gunn herself wrote about in a 2013 essay titled "I Have Character Issues." As part of a panel after a screening of the film at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City, Gunn referenced that piece, the mean-spirited rhetoric she encountered for playing Skyler White on Breaking Bad and the concern that she would attract more for addressing it. "I thought, 'You know what, bring it on,' because I had gone through that ring of fire and learned something that was very valuable, which is that I'm going to continue to take it on, and I was lucky enough to get this role and embody this struggle that is very common to so many women." she said. Onstage with Gunn was Barbara Byrne, vice chairperson of investment banking at Barclays, who served as a co-producer for the film; Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest; Moira Forbes, president and publisher of Forbes Woman; and Suzanne Townsen, who in 2012 was appointed the advisory leader for KPMG in New York City. The panel discussed the inverse relationship between likability and success for women, the pay and investing gaps that exist and whether or not women are approaching a place of equity within the workplace, financial or otherwise. "I would have never thought when I started in 1980 that we would still be having this conversation, so it's very necessary, and I'm so happy that we've gotten this film," Byrne said, later adding, "The importance of this movie isn't just the story that's being told, it's the fact that as an investor, we have to make it possible for women to tell the story, for women to direct the story, write the story, conceive the story, act the story. And so it has that tone." As Bishop, Gunn has to combat internal pressure from both her male and female colleagues, and as she is a seasoned investor, Krawcheck said, the audience pegs her as a villain, though that isn't the way it has to be. "More than one of us can be successful, and in fact one person's success doesn't pull from anybody else success, it adds to it," she said. While many of the panelists recalled stories of sexism and expressed hope that the film would inspire further conversation, there was a sense of optimism among them that progress is being made, particularly as newer generations enter the workplace. "Things are changing," Byrne said. "Our last bastions are Wall Street and Hollywood. Speaking about it, talking about it, I see millennials as a great gift to business. They question, they don't tolerate nonsense. They are hard workers, but they're not anal about it. You want that questioning so you have to look at each opportunity as optimistic and to engage and discuss." "I feel like it is becoming a richer time," Gunn said of the opportunities made available to women. "We have an imperative to tell these stories, and we have to keep going." In speaking of Equity, Forbes invoked the 1988 film Working Girl as perhaps the last portrayal of strong business-minded women. "What's exciting about this film," she said, "is culture and film are some of the most powerful catalysts for conversation. When you have voices like these from across so many different perspectives coming together, it's at least a powerful way to inspire something different. Something more beyond what we've been having. Because certainly the industry needs the talent, it needs the innovation, and women need to be a part of it. And unless they feel welcome, they're not going to go." Equity, starring Gunn, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner and James Purefoy, opens in New York and Los Angeles on July 29. (Hollywood Reporter)


Courtney Robertson Is Back on The Bachelor, Thanks to MADtv. The Bachelor is getting mad -- well, MADtv, that is. The CW's highly anticipated revival of the beloved sketch series premiered Tuesday night at 9 p.m., and it is coming back with a hilarious riff on The Bachelor, which E! News can exclusively share with you. In the exclusive video, original cast member Will Sasso reprises the beloved role of Kenny Rogers, who lands himself the plum role of the Bachelor...and even has real-life former contestants competing for his alcohol-stained love. Some of the ladies making surprise cameos in the sketch? Haley and Emily Ferguson, who famously named their profession as "Twins" during Ben Higgins' season, and Courtney Robertson, one of the franchise's most iconic villains and the winner of Ben Flajnik's season. (Spoiler alert: they didn't last.) And while the sketch is just as absurd as Kenny Rogers' accent and hair, there is some truth to their comedy about The Bachelor, especially when it comes the real reason many contestants join the show. The original series ran from 1995-2009 on Fox, and featured stars such as Keegan- Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Ike Barinholtz. In addition to Sasso, fans can expect to see appearances from Nicole Sullivan and Bobby Lee. The new members of the ensemble include Carlie Craig, Chelsea Davison, Jeremy D. Howard, Amir K, Lyric Lewis, Piotr Michael, Michelle Ortiz and Adam Ray. After airing a 20th anniversary special earlier in the year, the CW decided to revive the sketch comedy series, with each episode featuring at least two returning cast members. MADtv premiered Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

LeBron James isn't showing a lot of love to Kobe Bryant -- his predecessor as the world's greatest basketball player. James produces the comedy "Survivor's Remorse" -- about a poor black kid who suddenly gets a multimillion-dollar NBA contract -- on Starz. In an episode airing in two weeks, team owner Jimmy Flaherty (played by Chris Bauer) says, "People will not pay to watch an a–hole play basketball." Young baller Cam Calloway (played by Jessie T. Usher) replies, "People paid to watch Kobe play for years." "Survivor's Remorse" writer Mike O'Malley said at a sneak peek of the episode that neither he nor LeBron put that line in the script, even though "I am a Boston Celtics fan and Kobe Bryant broke my heart over and over." O'Malley said, "No, Jessie Usher ad-libbed it. Let's just call it a gentle ribbing... LeBron and Kobe are friends off the court, and LeBron has great respect for Kobe." The screening at Tribeca's Roxy Hotel was hosted by "Page Six TV" co-host Bevy Smith, who joked that she loves "Survivor's Remorse" "because in my youth I slept with a lot of basketball players." (Page Six)

The Bachelorette's Most Emotional Goodbyes Ever? JoJo Fletcher's Eliminated Men Sound Off on Heartbreaking Exits. Most. Dramatic. Rose. Ceremony. Ever. OK, we know Chris Harrison dubs each rose ceremony as The Bachelorette's most dramatic, but Monday's episode really did leave us stunned as one of the two men eliminated during the emotional episode made a surprise return to speak to a shocked JoJo Fletcher. But we'll get to that in second. In the Aug. 25 episode, viewers saw a tearful JoJo bid goodbye to an absolutely devastated Luke Pell at the first rose ceremony, and later break-up with Chase Brody McNary mere moments after he finally said he loved her for the first time. It was painful just to watch, so we can't even imagine how painful it was to actually do it. "It's very hard and it's emotional," JoJo told E! News of the two big break-ups at the Men Tell All taping last week. "I don't know if I can say which one was harder. They both were heartbreaking." While viewers were stunned that JoJo still chose to send Luke home after he finally professed his love for her, leading to a cliffhanger at the end of last week's episode, no one seemed more surprised than the war veteran, whose shocked face and repeated "too little too late" mantra broke our hearts. And at the Men Tell All taping, Luke admitted to us he was nervous to see JoJo after their break-up in the airport hanger, but was ultimately happy with how their reunion brought things "full circle" for him. "I was nervous, I'm not going to lie. It was the first time seeing JoJo...since the night that I left. It was a little scary," he said. "But at the end of the night, I was happy to see that she was at peace and happy with the decisions that she's made. It gave me some closure, it gave me some peace about what all happened, and I feel good. I feel good about the future." And while Luke was almost too shocked to have an immediate response to the breakup, Chase immediately put all his "walls" up when JoJo ended their relationship just after he told her he loved her for the first time. In the fantasy suite. (Oof.) "To go from being on the highest levels of joys with somebody and so excited to confess your love to them and then for that to be the ultimate reason why you're going home, I mean it was pure shock, it was pain, it hurt," Chase told us. "It took a couple of nights, a couple of weeks and definitely a lot of thought to get over that." And while his initial response was anger, Chase made a surprising return during the rose ceremony. So what happened in between his exit interview, in which he said he regretted telling JoJo he loved her, to his emotional talk with the Bachelorette at the end of the episode? "I woke up the next morning, and just knowing the situation and knowing what JoJO was going through, and knowing everything that needed to be said and done, it wasn't the way I wanted our relationship to end," Chase explained. "So it was important for me to have one last conversation with her. I'm grateful I was able to do that at that final rose ceremony, just to get a little bit better closure. Nobody wants to end a relationship on an angry feel, that's just not my way. I just wanted to tell her I was proud of her and she was doing the best she could do, I know that. I don't like the result, I still think she was wrong!" The Bachelorette: Men Tell All special aired Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Supergirl Cast Dishes on Superman's Iconic Suit. Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) will have another spandex-clad partner in crime-fighting when Supergirl heads to The CW for season two this fall: her cousin, Superman. Tyler Hoechlin, who's playing the iconic Man of Steel, told E! News at Comic-Con that he's ready to step into the Superman suit. "I believe there will be a suit involved in this one, it would be weird if it wasn't," he told us. "But I haven't tried it on yet. Hopefully when we get to Vancouver we'll give it a shot." However, Hoechlin's Superman might look slightly different than the comic book hero we know and love. "It's a nice Armani with a really, really sweet tie," joked costar Chyler Leigh. Added Hoechlin, "it's a three-piece, really classic, bow tie. It's going to be great." Now that Supergirl is on The CW, there's already talk of a four-way crossover between all the DC superhero shows -- Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. "It's going to be so much fun," Benoist teased. David Harewood is already looking forward to it. "Unfortunately, myself and Chyler we weren't in the Flash episode so we're looking forward to our first crossover." Though the prospect sounds exhausting, everyone's ready. Mehcad Brooks even has a name picked out: "Flarrows of Tomorrow, Girl!" Catchy, right? But Jeremy Jordan correctly pointed out one main issue involved in combining all four shows: "They don't really have any aliens in their world. How do we converge the universes? I don't know," he said. Brooks has also thought of that. "They're a multiverse, so they're already converged." Supergirl season two premieres Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW. (Eonline)

EU Accepts Paramount Concessions in Antitrust Probe of Studios' European Pay TV Deals. The studio had offered concessions in the high-profile probe of geographical restrictions in film licensing deals between Sky and the six Hollywood majors. An antitrust settlement between Viacom's Paramount Pictures and the European Union has been finalized as the EU has formally accepted the studio's concessions proposed earlier in the year. The EU and the company announced the agreement on Tuesday. The studio had offered concessions in the high-profile probe of geographical restrictions in film licensing deals between the British arm of European pay TV giant Sky and the six Hollywood studios. Film industry representatives in Germany and Italy, among others, had criticized the concessions. The European Commission, which handles antitrust issues, said the concessions would be in effect for five years and mean that the studio would not block pay TV providers from "responding to unsolicited requests" from consumers in the EU, but outside of Sky's licensed territory. The EU's antitrust probe into Sky and the other studios is continuing. "Viacom and Paramount have given binding commitments neither to enforce nor renew the types of clauses in premium pay TV license agreements that were investigated by the European Commission and that restrict European Economic Area (EEA) pay TV broadcasters from responding to unsolicited requests by consumers located in a different territory in the EEA," the companies said. "No admission of liability has been made." It added: "The commitments permit Paramount to continue to license films through premium pay TV output license agreements in Europe on an exclusive territorial basis. In addition, the agreement eliminates the possibility of fines and enables the Commission to close similar pending cases against Viacom and Paramount relating to [companies] in Italy, France, Germany and Spain." The European Commission said it "has made commitments offered by Paramount legally binding under EU antitrust rules." It added: "These address the Commission's concerns regarding certain clauses in film licensing contracts for pay TV between Paramount and Sky U.K. These clauses prevented Sky U.K. from allowing EU consumers outside the U.K. and Ireland to access films via satellite or online." In July 2015, the Commission in an antitrust complaint accused Paramount, Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. of illegally restricting customers' access to content within the European Union in their licensing deals with Sky U.K., part of pan-European pay TV giant Sky. 21st Century Fox owns a 39 percent stake in Sky. The Commission's argument was that the deals eliminate cross-border competition between pay TV firms and "partition the single market across national borders." "European consumers want to watch the pay TV channels of their choice regardless of where they live or travel in the EU," said Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, in January. Critics of the Paramount settlement said territoriality is an important basis of the European film industry. "It's very simple: There is no viable German or European film industry without the possibility to negotiate film licenses exclusively on a territorial basis," said Alfred Holighaus, president of German film industry body SPIO. "Territoriality is the financial basis for every European film that wants to transcend its national boundaries." In the EU antitrust probe, the accused companies face fines of up to 10 percent of their previous fiscal year's revenue, if infringement can be proved. Analysts have said that the studios are more at risk than Sky as territoriality -- splitting rights into multiple national territories as opposed to selling a single, pan-European license -- is a key part of their business model. (Hollywood Reporter)

Samantha Bee Tells TBS "Delete Your Account" Over Twitter Video Comparing Hillary Clinton to Hyena. TV's only female late-night host deleted the tweet just minutes after posting it. It was one woman looking out for another. But Samantha Bee had second thoughts. The brash, brainy comedian -- who broke ground this year by becoming the only female late-night host in a crowded field dominated by men -- took to Twitter on Monday night to tell her own network, TBS, to "delete your account" after the network posted a video comparing Hillary Clinton's laugh to that of wild hyenas. The tweet, which was quickly deleted, was posted just as the first night of the Democratic National Convention concluded with a rousing speech from Bernie Sanders calling on disruptive supporters to rally around the presumptive presidential nominee, the first female major-party nominee in U.S. history. The network posted the controversial video to Twitter on Sunday. "Move over Donkey! There's a new mascot in town. ... #ImWithHyena," the caption read. The video, titled, "Hillary Clinton's Call of the Wild," runs 24 seconds and features clips of a laughing Clinton alternating with shots of a pack of wild hyenas making cackling sounds. "Delete your account" was a popular Twitter phrase that became a sensation after Clinton deployed it against Donald Trump on June 9. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee premiered on TBS on Feb. 8, 2016, and instantly stood out from other late-night shows for being the only to feature a female host. The show has drawn high praise from critics for Bee's scathing monologues on issues like sexism and racism. In April, TBS added an additional 26 episodes to its initial order, ensuring it will be on the air until at least the end of 2016. (Hollywood Reporter)


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