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Prince Harry's Girlfriend Meghan Markle Pens Personal Essay About Balancing Fame and Philanthropy. It's a question some famous faces in Hollywood experience: Can you follow your philanthropic passions while also experiencing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? In a new essay for Elle UK, Meghan Markle decided to explore the topic by sharing her own experiences in and out of the spotlight. As it turns out, doing good and feeling good in Hollywood doesn't always come easy. While writing the post from her Suits trailer in Toronto, Canada, Prince Harry's girlfriend recalled an event where she was heading back from Gihembe refugee camp in Rwanda. During the drive, she got an email from her manager asking whether she'd like to attend the BAFTAS where a high-end jewelry company would provide fashion, transportation and much more. "My brain, heart and spirit couldn't shift gears that quickly, from the purpose-driven work I had been doing all week in Rwanda to the polished glamour of an awards show. 'No,' my heart said. And it wasn't a soft whisper; it was a lion's roar," she wrote. "I looked out the car window and saw a world of verdant beauty that had been riddled with genocide and unrest only 22 years ago, but had recovered with a decisive choice to overcome. The rolling fields, the goats and thump-thump of the ground as we drove-to me, it was bucolic bliss. It was love at its core." She continued, "And in that moment, my gut said no because while my two worlds can coexist, I've learned that being able to keep a foot in both is a delicate balance. No, they are not mutually exclusive but guiding my heart through the swinging pendulum from Hollywood fantasy to third-world reality is challenging in its own way." Meghan attributes her mindset to how she was raised by a mother who was a clinical therapist and a dad who was the "most hard-working father" she knew. Together, they raised the Hollywood star to be a "global citizen" with eyes open to sometimes harsh realities. "My parents came from little so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it," Meghan wrote. "It's what I grew up seeing, so it's what I grew up being: a young adult with a social consciousness to do what I could and speak up when I knew something was wrong." With more eyes on Meghan than ever before thanks to her new romance with Prince Harry, it's certain that the Suits star will experience a lot less privacy. At the same time, perhaps she will have an opportunity to share her charity work with more people than she could have ever imagined. "With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility -- to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings," Meghan wrote. "And, if I'm lucky enough, to inspire." Read the full essay on Elle UK's website here. (Eonline)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Invited to Honeymoon in Antigua and Barbuda. So that's how to make Prince Harry blush. During a reception held in in the prince's honor Monday, the 32-year-old royal looked down at his feet when Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda's prime minister, mentioned his girlfriend Meghan Markle. "I understand that there may be a new addition to the royal family very soon," Browne said. "I am told that there may be a princess, and I just want to say that should you make the decision to honeymoon, then Antigua and Barbuda want to welcome you." So far, Harry has not mentioned his romantic life at any point during his official visit to the West Indies. Speaking on behalf of the Commonwealth country, Browne said, "We have been voted consistently as the best honeymoon destination in the Caribbean -- and one of the best in the world -- so there will be nowhere in the world as special to spend your honeymoon when that day arrives." Later that night, Browne told reporters he thinks Markle "is a very beautiful looking girl" and said she and Harry "make a very good looking couple." The politician also gave the Suits actress his seal of approval, saying, "Yes, I heard about her, and I hear they are speculating that they will now get married. I hope that Harry and Meghan come here for some quiet time very soon." Browne seemingly forgot about Markle when he introduced the prince to a group of scantily clad dancers. "Whatever is done here, stays here," the prime minister said. "So, do not worry." And Miss Antigua and Barbuda Leanda Ann Norville laid eyes on Harry at the reception. "He was a gentleman. Of course, I want to be his princess," she said. "Everyone at this party does." "His girlfriend seems like a nice lady," Norville added, "but I would be a good girlfriend for him." Markle, who recently wrapped production on USA's Suits, is not expected to join Harry on tour. (Eonline)

Trevor Noah Opens Up About Love for His Mom, Childhood Struggles and Why He Was Ready to Tell His Life Story. Trevor Noah has become an open book -- fairly literally. Or at least literarily. The South African comedian may have achieved a whole new level of success as host of The Daily Show that he couldn't have imagined when he got his start doing stand-up and television in his native country, but he hasn't forgotten his roots. Far from it, in fact. In his new memoir, Born A Crime, available now in stores and online, Noah opens up about his life story, from growing up in poverty to dating as a teen and then rising to stardom on late-night TV. But first, it all started with being born to a black mother and white father whose coupling was considered a crime in apartheid-era South Africa. "I want to share [my] story [because] I know so many of us are judged on face value," Noah explained to E! News. "So many of us have lived lives where there's a history we want to forget. There's a period you go, 'I wouldn't mind forgetting about this,' but when you can share the fact that you also have that then maybe people go, 'Oh, I can relate.' We like to know we share something in common with other human beings. It's how we build our communities." As for why felt it was so important to write this book, he says that it helped him remember how exactly he got to where he his today. "I think writing the book made me appreciate everything even more because sometimes you forget where you've come from, sometimes you forget how far you've come and you get caught up in literal first world problems," Noah, 32, explained. "I've come so far in my life that I can almost take a moment to breathe and go, 'I appreciate all of this.'" And as mentioned, the book's title isn't an exaggeration. "I was born in South Africa during a time known as apartheid, and apartheid was a system of laws that restricted the movement of people people, but more importantly the associating of different races," he explained. "My mother is a black woman who is from South Africa and my father is Swiss from Switzerland and they broke these laws and had me during that time and so I was born a crime." And as much as this is Noah's story, he doesn't feel that the book is about him, but rather his mother, Patricia, who, as he explains in the book, went through a great deal of hardship after he was born -- including being jailed for violating the oppressive race relation laws. "This is a story that is, if anything, a love letter to my mom," he said. "I don't think I truly knew how much I should have appreciated her." "I always thought that I was going to be the hero of my own journey, but once I was done writing the book I was like, 'Oh no, I'm just a lucky sidekick that got to come along for the ride.'" We have a feeling someone has made his mother quite proud. Born a Crime is on sale now, and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central. (Eonline)

John Legend Saw Kanye West Right Before His Hospitalization: ''I Was Concerned About What I Saw." John Legend could sense something was wrong with Kanye West before the rapper was hospitalized on Monday. The singer sat down with CBS This Morning and revealed he and wife Chrissy Teigen had been with Kim Kardashian and her husband recently. "We were with Kim actually, you know, right before all of that," he explained in the interview, referencing West being rushed to the UCLA Medical Center. "I was concerned by what I saw, so hopefully he's getting some rest and some time to figure things out." Kim had been in New York City to attend the Angel Ball the night West was rushed to the hospital. However, she ended up missing the event to immediately fly back to Los Angeles to be with her husband. E! News learned his hospitalization came after the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 1:20 p.m. on Monday. Upon their arrival, we're told "the disturbance call became a medical emergency" only. According to NBC News' sources, no criminal activity was involved and the decision to hospitalize the "Fade" rapper. Rather, it was for "his own health and safety." West has been making headlines quite a bit recently. Not only did he cancel the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, but he also went on a rant about Jay Z and Beyonce, claiming the rapper was out to get him. After arriving more than an hour late to his show in Sacramento on Saturday night, the 39-year-old told the crowd, "Beyonce, I was hurt 'cause I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over 'Hotline Bling.' Now, don't go trying to diss Beyonce. She is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win. F--k winning. F--k looking cool. F--k being cool." He continued, "I've been sent here to give y'all my truth even at the risk of my own life, even at the risk of my own success, my own career. I've been sent here to give y'all the truth. Jay Z -- call me, bruh. You still ain't called me. Jay Z, call me, Jay Z; I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man." He then left the show after performing just three songs, shouting, "I'm on my Trump s--t tonight." (Eonline)

Everything We Know About Kanye West's Hospitalization. Kanye West is taking steps to get his life back on track. The first step came Tuesday morning, when the 39-year-old rapper canceled the reminder of his Saint Pablo Tour, which was scheduled to run through New Year's Eve at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. "Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase," his rep told E News. The not-so-surprising announcement came after two turbulent concerts over the weekend. West -- who ranted about everyone from Beyonce to Hillary Clinton during his Nov. 19 show in Sacramento, Calif. -- also spent the weekend flooding his Instagram feed with pictures from his Yeezy clothing collection. The images were presented without commentary, puzzling his fans. Hours after West's tour was canceled, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call in the West Hollywood area at 1:20 p.m. The incident was deemed a "medical emergency" and was handed off to the Los Angeles Fire Department. In a recording of the Fire Department's dispatch call (obtained by TMZ), the encounter was referred to as a "psychiatric emergency." West's doctor made the 911 call, and after the Fire Department arrived, the rapper was compliant. E! News later learned that West, who was at the home of his personal trainer Harley Pasternak, has been suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, under the consultation of his physician, he voluntarily went to the hospital. Contrary to reports, the temperamental musician did not assault anyone involved. He was then taken to UCLA Medical Center for evaluation. Unconfirmed reports claimed West had been handcuffed to a gurney, as is standard with an involuntary psychiatric hold -- known as a 5150 -- meaning doctors believe he was either a danger to himself, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled. A standard evaluation includes a multidisciplinary analysis of a patient's medical, psychological, educational, social, financial and legal situation. A person admitted for a psychiatric evaluation may be held for up to 72 hours. After the evaluation ends, the person will be released, signed in as a voluntary patient or put on a 14-day involuntary hold. The rapper's wife, E! reality star Kim Kardashian, had been scheduled to attend the Angel Ball in New York City Monday night, marking her return to the spotlight after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris nearly two months ago. She canceled at the last minute and flew back to L.A. In an interview with CBS This Morning Tuesday, John Legend revealed that he was with Kardashian prior to West being hospitalized. "We were with Kim, actually, you know, right before all of that," the singer-songwriter said. Without going into detail, Legend added, "I was concerned by what I saw. Hopefully he's getting some rest and some time to figure things out." As of Tuesday, West has shown early signs of improvement. "Kanye is doing better," a source told E! News, adding that under his doctors' direction, West doesn't have a phone or computer with him. The "mental exhaustion" he's been feeling merely reached a tipping point. "He almost quit a few times during tour, including right after robbery." In the meantime, several celebrities have sent West their support via social media. (Eonline)

We really hope this report isn't true for Kanye West's sake! According to Life & Style, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West have had separate addresses ever since the rapper kicked off his now-defunct Saint Pablo tour back in September. The upsetting rumor comes on the heels of West's hospitalization on Monday afternoon. Per the report, Kimmy did not feel safe staying at the couple's Bel-Air mansion after her October robbery in Paris. The reality star ultimately decided it would be best if she and her kids stayed at Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills oasis until she fully recovered from the incident. As for the pair's Hidden Hills home, that's STILL undergoing renovations. Unsurprisingly, some fans believe the couple's separate homes is a tell-tale sign the marriage is over. It's not too far-fetched considering the duo never seemed to actually be living together. On the other hand, it's totally possible Kim didn't want to be alone in the twosome's pad while Yeezy was out touring. We also know how much Mrs. West adores her momma -- those two have always been inseparable! Get well soon! That's the message several celebrities are sending to Kanye West in the wake of his hospitalization on Monday, November 21. As Us Weekly confirmed the rapper was taken to UCLA Medical Center following the cancelation of the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour. It was reported by TMZ that he had been "acting at his trainer Harley Pasternak's house and that he was admitted to hospital after police responded to a medical welfare call. Now stars are coming out in support of West, 39, slamming people for making jokes about his health and wishing him a swift recovery. Outspoken actress Rose McGowan also wished him well, but took the opportunity to knock West for being a Donald Trump supporter. TMZ reported West was taken to hospital where he was evaluated for severe sleep deprivation. The site also claimed he did not want to be taken to the hospital and "was restrained when he was transported." However a source close to West tells Us he has "been suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation and went to the hospital today on his own will and under the consultation of his physician." His wife, Kim Kardashian, rushed to be by his side on Monday after canceling her appearance at the Angel Ball honoring her late father, Robert Kardashian, in New York. (US Weekly)

Anna Faris is working to get her dog back after it was allegedly found on the streets in Los Angeles. Laurel Kinder, the owner of Kinder4Rescue, a non-profit dog rescue shelter in North Hollywood, told TMZ that a Chihuahua adopted by Faris four years ago was turned over to a veterinarian on Friday. The dog, named Pete, was allegedly found wandering the streets by a good Samaritan. A rep for Farris tells PEOPLE that "Anna is thrilled that the dog has been found, and is ensuring all necessary arrangements are made to bring the dog home." Kinder claimed to TMZ that she hasn't been able to get in touch with Faris, who allegedly signed a contract when she adopted the dog that stated she had to pay $5,000 if she ever gave the pet to a new owner. It is unclear if the contract states anything about penalties faced by the owner should a pet become lost. Kinder4Rescue did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment, but the owner wrote in a post on her Facebook page, "For those of you who keep asking and don't see the post the dog is safe and always has been safe since we picked him up from the vet that someone brought him into." (People)

Gigi Hadid has apologized for her Melania Trump impression at the American Music Awards on Sunday. The supermodel released a hand-written statement on Twitter apologizing to anyone who was offended by her comedy skit after receiving heavy criticism. In the statement, she wrote: "I was honored to host the AMAs Sunday night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business. I removed or changed anything in the script that I felt took the joke too far, and whether or not you choose to see it, what remained was done in good humor with no bad intent. I too have been the center of a nationally televised comedy skit that poked fun at my actions, and was able to find the humor in it. I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run. I apologize to anyone that I offended & have only the best wishes for our country. Respectfully x Gigi." The supermodel came under fire after impersonating Melania Trump while hosting the AMAs. Gigi was called a racist and was told to "stick to modelling" by social media users after putting on an Eastern European accent and mocking the soon-to-be first lady's pout. In a joke referring to Melania's recent plagiarism scandal which saw her being accused of copying a speech by Michelle Obama, Gigi said: "I love my husband, President Barack Obama. And our children Sasha and Malia." Gigi faced a huge social media backlash with angry viewers criticizing the skit. One twitter user wrote: "Gigi Hadid showed the highest form of disrespect possible to the next first lady. Unforgivable!" Another tweeted: "I respected and liked Gigi until she made fun of Melania. If someone did that to Michelle Obama they'd be called racist, mysoginist, etc" (British Glamour)

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James Corden to Host the 2017 Grammys. Is it any surprise that James Corden has been tapped to host the 2017 Grammys? After turning The Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke" segment into a viral sensation (thanks in part to its rotating roster of A-list talent), Corden was the perfect choice. "I am truly honored to be hosting The Grammys next year," he said in a statement. "It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music, and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night." And who has more experience than Corden? In addition to hosting his late night show, which debuted in 2015 and won an Emmy in 2016, he hosted the 2016 Tony Awards to rave reviews. "Thanks to 'Carpool Karaoke,' we've all been on some incredible rides with James, and The Recording Academy couldn't be more excited to welcome his passion and enthusiasm for music, both as an entertainer and a fan, to the Grammy stage on February 12," Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow told E! News in a statement. "He's got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL Cool J," Portnow added, "but James Corden is a commanding, dynamic showman who, we believe, is perfect to host the Grammy Awards." "James Corden's remarkable range of talents makes him a star on any screen and every stage," Jack Sussman, CBS' Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, added. "We see it every night on CBS, every day on YouTube and audiences are still talking about his acclaimed performance hosting the Tony's last June. We look forward to bringing James' exceptional showmanship, infectious energy and his undeniable kinship with music to the Grammy stage." Sussman also thanked LL Cool J for his years of service, saying, "Everyone involved with the Grammys tips their hats with gratitude and respect to LL Cool J for an outstanding five years as host. LL was a dynamic host who guided our broadcast to great success with charisma, gravitas and poignancy when the moment called for it. His contributions -- both on-air and behind-the-scenes as our valued collaborator -- will be long remembered and always appreciated." Ken Ehrlich, the Grammy Awards' executive producer, was equally effusive in his praise for The Late Late Show host. "James Corden is a captivating host, and I have no doubt that his musical background, personal charm and comedic instincts will resonate with our audience," Ehrlich said. "For the past five years, we've been fortunate to have had LL Cool J host our show, and I trust that James will bring the same professionalism and charisma to Music's Biggest Night." The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, on CBS. (Eonline)

When 3-year-old Prince George and 18-month-old Princess Charlotte arrive at granny Carole Middleton's manor house in Bucklebury, they can't wait to see what's new in her menagerie. There, around a pond in the splendid garden, is a children's paradise filled with ducks and chickens. "It looks absolutely beautiful," a family friend tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "The children love to come and play." This haven of tranquility -- 50 miles west of London -- is where Carole, 61, and her husband Michael, 67, have lived their 36 years of married life. Today, it's where their elder daughter, Princess Kate, and son-in-law, Prince William, turn when they need a home away from home. From backup childcare (it was Carole who looked after the kids during Will and Kate's spring tour of India) to setting an example for her three children (Kate, 34, Pippa, 33, and James, 29), the former Carole Goldsmith -- who once worked as a flight attendant before founding her wildly successful Party Pieces business with Michael -- is her family's rock. "I don't think anything fazes [Kate] -- she just takes everything in her stride," says the friend. "A lot of this comes from her mum. Carole's lovely, and she just doesn't let anything faze her." As the holidays approach and families gather for festivities, seasoned observers say Carole is taking on an unprecedented role in the upbringing of the next generation of royals. (She has even been welcomed into the front seat of Queen Elizabeth's Range Rover!) Carole was also center stage when William visited Africa over Easter. George and Charlotte were taken to the local church in Bucklebury, with the little princess being held by Kate while George sat quietly in a pew. "They all joined in with the hymns," a villager tells PEOPLE, noting that the youngest family member experienced a few fussy moments. "Charlotte has certainly got a good voice! She had her moment. I think she believed the vicar went on a little too long with his sermon." And, as is often the case, Carole was on hand to help soothe her. Observes Robert Lacey, royal historian and consultant to the Netflix series The Crown, "Carole is doing the things a nanny or governess used to." "Some locals think that Carole has changed since Kate joined the royal family, but to me she's still the exact same person," says a third Bucklebury resident. "She still goes to the pub with her girlfriends for a glass of wine and a gossip and is always really fun and approachable, relaxed and happy. She's just as much fun as anybody else." The family friend adds, "She adores being a granny and always tells people, 'I'm loving it.'" (People)

Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko may no longer be Dancing with the Stars partners, but that doesn't mean they won't be a part of each other's lives going forward. "I'm going to be coming home to Michigan for Thanksgiving and I know I'll be FaceTiming him because I'll be missing him like crazy," Kramer told PEOPLE backstage on Monday after being eliminated in the finals of the ABC reality dance competition. Savchenko apologized to Kramer after stumbling during their final performance together, but after the show Kramer explained she saw no need for him to say I'm sorry. "I said, 'It's okay.' The amount of times I've messed up ... I even did a little mess up in the routine too, but it's okay," she told reporters. "We had an incredible journey. It's not about the last dance, it's about the full package. We had standing ovations and perfect scores. We killed it." "We killed it every week," he said. "We never took a week where we said, 'Oh we're going to take it easy.' Every week we did something different that pushed her completely out of her comfort zone. We totally killed it." And even though she doesn't have a shot at the Mirrorball Trophy on Tuesday, Kramer says she feels like a winner. "I'm so happy, honestly. We did everything we wanted to do," she said. "I shared every story I wanted to share, which is why I signed up for this show. I danced with an incredible partner and I had a blast. This is not something I'll ever forget." The season 23 finale of Dancing with the Stars airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. (People)

Is newly single Tobey Maguire taking over Leo DiCaprio's role as leader of their so-called "wolf pack"? Page Six exclusively reported last month that, well before his split from wife of nine years Jennifer Meyer was made public, the "Spider-Man" star was becoming a fixture at LA clubs such as 1Oak. On Thursday night, a spy said, Maguire -- a former member of DiCaprio's '90s-era "p?-?-?-?y posse" -- was holding court at celebrity favorite Catch LA and looked "f?-?-?ked up." And, LA sources say, now that DiCaprio's busy with his latest model girlfriend, Nina Agdal, the alpha-wolf role could be up for grabs in his crew. "The 'wolf pack' [is] now using Tobey as Leo," said the spy, "now that Leo's out of the picture with a girlfriend." Reports have said Leo's closest party pals, including Lukas Haas, dubbed themselves the "wolf pack" after DiCaprio won the Best Actor Oscar this year. On Halloween, DiCaprio wore a wolf mask and led pals including Maguire and Haas into George Clooney and Rande Gerber's Casamigos bash. Wolf Maguire just bought a new $13 million home. (Page Six)

Jill Zarin is trying to stay positive. The Real Housewives of New York City alum reveals to Us Weekly that her husband Bobby Zarin's cancer has returned. "We received the news last week that Bobby's cancer has spread to his brain," Jill, 52, told Us in a statement on Tuesday, November 22. "I am grateful to our team of doctors including Dr. Ron DePinho who is guiding Bobby's treatment along with Dr. Steven Sherman. Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg, and Dr. Mary McAleer are leading the gamma knife radiation team next week at MD Anderson in Houston, where Bobby will undergo treatment." "We remain strong during this difficult time with the love and support of our family, friends, and fans who remind us that we are not alone in our fight against cancer," she continued. "Cancer is a disease that affects people all around the world and we must unite through this common bond, and work together to find a cure once and for all." The Bravo star first spoke out about Bobby's health as the couple attended the Angel Ball in Manhattan on Monday. She broke down in tears while discussing the matter during a red carpet interview with E! News. Bobby, 70, the owner of Zarin Fabrics, was initially diagnosed with thyroid cancer in June 2009. He had his thyroid removed and underwent a special treatment to kill cancerous cells at the time. In 2013, however, his cancer returned. During a routine checkup, doctors found that his cancer spread to his lungs. They removed the tumors by using the da Vinci Robotic System, in which a surgeon controls a robotic console to conduct the surgery. Jill is stepmom to Bobby's children, Jonathan, David and Jennifer. She also has a daughter from a previous marriage, Allyson Shapiro, who appeared frequently during Jill's four seasons on RHONY. (US Weekly)

Oops! Jennifer Aniston set social media on fire on Monday, November 21, after she appeared on the U.K.'s The One Show and mentioned "sex toys" in a studio shared with disabled children. The former Friends star was on the live, early evening program to promote her new movie Office Christmas Party, but it was her controversial comment that stole the limelight. Aniston, 47, was chatting alongside the film's directors, Will Speck and Josh Gordon, when she made the blunder. The pair had been asked by hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones if Aniston's character in her new flick was like Rachel from Friends or her sex-obsessed Horrible Bosses role. Gordon said she was "a little bit of both" before Aniston interjected with "just without the sex toys." The problem was there was a large group of disabled children from The Rickshaw Challenge celebrating the success of BBC charity Children in Need, who were also guests on the show. It was also two hours before the watershed, the point in time after which a show with adult content may be broadcast in the U.K. Baker desperately tried to move the questioning along and ignore what she'd said, but it didn't go unnoticed on Twitter. Viewers were quick to comment with one saying: "JenA kicking it out with 'sex toys' comment #oneshow cue: producer sending electrical shock to presenters earpiece." Another wrote: "Jennifer Aniston just mentioned 'sex toys' infront of disabled children on the #bbc #oneshow #ChildrenInNeed heavy awkward!" Other users even suggested she may have been berated for her comment. "Did Jennifer Anniston just say 'sex toy' !! lol. I think she was told off #jenniferaniston" (US Weekly)

Kanye West's personal physician is the one who called 911, warning the dispatcher Kanye was not violent but would become violent when police arrived to help him. Law enforcement sources tell us, the call came in as a male with mental illness. Dr. Michael Farzam said his patient's name was "Jim Jones, 39 years old, 5'8", 175 lbs ... suffers from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration." According to the police report the doctor told cops he had placed Kanye on a 5150 psychiatric hold and wanted him taken to UCLA Medical Center. We're told there's an issue over whether the doctor actually placed Kanye on a 5150. The report goes on to say Dr. Farzam told police Kanye had attempted to assault a staff member at the gym. We're told Kanye was handcuffed to the stretcher because it's protocol when cops are told someone is on a 5150 hold. (TMZ)

Mac Miller Is ''So Proud'' of Girlfriend Ariana Grande After Big Win & More AMAs Moments You Didn't See on the Show. The 2016 American Music Awards aired Sunday night and there were so many amazing moments! But some of the must jaw-dropping moments didn't happen on the show, so we're bringing you all of the OMG moments that you didn't see on the AMAs. One thing you didn't see on TV happened right after Ariana Grande's big win. Grande took home the award for Aritst of the Year and after she accepted, her boyfriend Mac Miller posted a sweet Instagram message to his lady. "I'm so proud of you," Miller wrote along with a photo of Grande. "Thank you for bringing so much light into my life. Congratulations on the beautiful bond you have created with people all over the world. Continue to be you, because you puts a smile on the face and hearts of so many. Artist Of The Year." Miller didn't attend the AMAs Sunday night, but he had a good excuse! (Eonline)

Amber Heard may come to wish that she hadn't given away her divorce money from Johnny Depp to charity. The actress is being sued for $10 million for her part in an alleged conspiracy to sabotage the drama "London Fields," according to the Hollywood Reporter. In the suit, which was filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, production company Nicola Six (named for Heard's character in the movie) claims that Heard -- along with director Mathew Cullen -- breached her contract by refusing to shoot the agreed-upon script and failing to show up at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the suit says that, "While the inherent tension between actors and directors (on the one hand) and producers (on the other) is nothing new in Hollywood, the unauthorized and unlawful acts of Heard, Cullen, and others -- most notably, their campaign to damage [Nicola Six], the Picture, and the Picture's investors -- are perhaps unprecedented." It goes on, "Indeed, as a result of their misconduct, which continues to this day, the very promising Picture remains in limbo, hijacked and placed under a cloud by Heard, Cullen, and others." It seems that the actress hoped to support Cullen, who has sued Nicola Six claiming that it had edited the movie -- an adaptation of the Martin Amis novel -- to include scenes of 9/11 "jumpers" cut with pornography, and hadn't funded the movie in the way they had promised. Nicola Six's suit claims that, "In an effort to intimidate Nicola Six, Heard falsely claimed to Nicola Six that she had not contractually agreed to allow the use of nudity in the Picture" and that she refused to act in "provocative scenes," meaning that "key scenes in the script had to be removed and/or rewritten to accommodate Heard's behavior." In August, Heard announced that she was donating her $7 million divorce settlement from Depp -- who also has a small role in the movie -- to the ACLU and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles after the couple's acrimonious split. (Page Six)

Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend claims he's been on the receiving end of a torrent of disgusting, vicious emails written by her ex-husband, and he's preparing to fire back in court. Dennis Shields, who's been dating Bethenny for a year, had his lawyer fire off a letter to her ex, Jason Hoppy, accusing him of sending him dozens of emails with "increasing frequency and hostility." Sources connected with Shields, who's the Chairman of YieldStreet, say the emails are actually to Bethenny but Hoppy cc'd Shields. There's a running theme in all the emails ... that Bethenny is ugly, old and irrelevant and Shields should run for the hills, like all her boyfriends before. We're told Hoppy has emailed that Shields is in a "revolving door of men" and that "he'll be gone soon." Our sources say Hoppy has sent 49 emails in the last 70 days, and both Bethenny and Shields have had it. Shields' lawyer threatens him in the letter, obtained by TMZ, to stop sending emails immediately, or he'll sue. (TMZ)

A pic of Paul McCartney's mullet is going to cost Playboy some cash ... according to the famous photographer who says the Bunny illegally used the shot. Rock photog James Fortune -- who's shot Mick Jagger, Robert Plant and Jim Morrison -- says Playboy.com posted a photo gallery in 2014 of "15 Hilariously Awesome Celebrity Mullets" that included Fortune's shot of a shaggy Sir Paul, circa his '70s Wings days. The gallery is still up ... a huge problem for Fortune who says he never gave Playboy permission to do the 'do in its gallery. He's suing for any profits Playboy's made off Macca's mullet. (TMZ)

Donald Trump has already created jobs and he's still 2 months from taking office. Immigration lawyers have been bombarded with frantic calls from clients who are afraid if they wait to get their visa applications approved they'll be stranded in their homeland or deported from the U.S. Attorneys say they are not comforting clients because they have reason to believe the Trump Administration will immediately crack down on visa applications and extensions. As a result, they're trying to ramrod paperwork through the system before year's end. We're told the applicants who are most nervous are the ones who started the process and were told it would take months to complete. These clients, we're told, are panicking. Most have paid half the legal fee and are offering to pay the full balance immediately for a fast finish. (TMZ)

Music

Carlos Vives Gifts Guitar to Smithsonian. Colombian superstar donates handcrafted instrument to museum's Latino music collection. Riding a double win at the Latin Grammys for song and record of the year for his Shakira collab "La Bicicleta,"Carlos Vives will donate one of his guitars to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The guitar, made by Colombian luthier Leonardo Fabio Torres and airbrushed with the image of a native Colombian Arhuaco man, the guitar will join the museum's growing Latino Music collection alongside Tito Puente's timbales, Mongo Santamaria's drums and Celia Cruz's wigs and shoes. "The National Museum of American History seeks to tell the stories of our nation, which include an understanding of our music," Stacey Kluck, a curator in the museum's Division of Culture and the Arts, said in a statement. "Central to this understanding are the contributions of Latinos to American music, and as such, we are committed to researching and acquiring new collections to help us better tell our stories." The Colombian superstar, known for his unique fusion of pop and tropical rhythms, will hand the guitar off at a ceremony Nov. 22 at the home of Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón in Washington, D.C. (Billboard)

Little Mix Leads Metallica, Bruno Mars in Race for U.K. Albums Chart Title. New releases from Little Mix, Metallica and Bruno Mars are locked in battle for the U.K. albums chart crown. At the midweek stage, Little Mix' fourth LP Glory Days (Syco Music) has the lead over Metallica's 10th studio set Hardwired... to Self-Destruct(Blackened/Vertigo), the followup to the metal legends' chart-topping 2008 set Death Magnetic. Glory Days includes "Shout Out To My Ex," the girl group's fourth No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart. Bruno Mars is in third place on the Official Albums Chart Update with 24K Magic (Atlantic), the American singer's third and most recent album since 2012's No. 1Unorthodox Jukebox. The top five is completed by Michael Ball & Alfie Boe's Together (Decca) and Elvis Presley's The Wonder of You (Legacy/RCA), respectively. UB40's first Unplugged (UMC) album featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue is the only other top 20 debut on the midweek chart. Unplugged starts at No. 16. Meanwhile, Clean Bandit looks to be running away with a third U.K singles chart crown with "Rockabye" (Atlantic), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. It's 7,000 combined chart sales ahead of Rae Sremmurd's second-placed "Black Beatles" (Interscope) on the Chart Update, according to the Official Charts Company. Though it's anything but a certain result as "Black Beatles" is surging due to its use in many "mannequin challenge" videos. The top five is rounded out by Little Mix' "Shout Out to My Ex," James Arthur's hit "Say You Won't Let Go" (Columbia) and Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" (Atlantic). Meanwhile, Maroon 5's collab with Kendrick Lamar, "Don't Wanna Know," is on course for a new high of No. 6; Craig David's Children in Need single "All We Needed" opens at No. 14 and the Weeknd two new releases are impacting the midweek chart: the Canadian singer's Daft Punk collab "I Feel It Coming" arrives at No. 20, (via Republic Records/XO) and "Party Monster" starts at No. 36. (Billboard)

Bono Recruits One Direction's Liam Payne, DJ Khaled and More For AIDS Fundraising Campaign. If you donate at least $10 to Bono's charity (RED), the singer is giving you a chance to drink tea with him and Julia Roberts, enjoy a private concert from U2or party in Las Vegas with "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum. Those are three of the "experiences" donors can possibly win after giving money to (RED), which raises funds to fight AIDS. The campaign dubbed "(RED) SHOPATHAN," in its second year, launches Tuesday, one week before World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1. "It is a battle now for funding. It's just a street battle, pitch battle, and we have to keep this stuff in the news or literally those people don't get the drugs. It's that simple," Bono said in an interview with The Associated Press last week. "We have to just remind people that America has led the war on this tiny little virus and is winning the war, but it is unthinkable, but it is possible, that if we stall on funding then we start to undo all this good work." Other "experiences" that can be earned after donating on Omaze.com/RED include a night out with Neil Patrick Harris; tickets to see Broadway's "Hamilton" and backstage access with show star Javier Munoz; a Snapchat and jet ski adventure with DJ Khaled; and a studio hangout with One Direction's Liam Payne. The campaign will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a full show on Tuesday night, where Bono, The Killers, Herbie Hancock, DJ Khaled and Halsey will perform, while special guests include Roberts, Tatum, Patrick Harris and Kristen Bell. Bono will sing a re-worked version of Cole Porter's "Well, Did You Evah!" and the Killers will perform Christmas songs. "The Killers are doing Christmas songs to end all Christmas songs," Bono said with a laugh, "which actually, believe or not, has me singing 'if you don't help people with AIDS you're going to hell.'" "I wrote that line," Kimmel said during the interview about the original song, written with Brandon Flowers of The Killers. "But that's true - if you don't help people with AIDS you are going to hell, and that seems like a good enough reason to help alone. I mean, just think of yourselves." Last year's campaign offered donors a visit to the set of Game of Thrones, walking a red carpet with Meryl Streep and spending time with George Clooney. This year's offers also include flying to Korea to hang out with K-Pop star G-Dragon and a "VIP Virgin event experience" with Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. Entries close on January 18, 2017. "This is a really hopeful campaign and we try to be playful, we try not to bring anyone down, but actually the politics behind it is very serious. And the money we raise will keep people alive," Bono said. This year marks (RED)'s 10-year anniversary, which Bono said has raised more than $360 million and impacted 70 million people through HIV testing, prevention, counseling and other services. "This is a big deal in my life," he said. (Billboard)

Metallica On Course for Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200. Plus: Bruno Mars & Miranda Lambert aiming to debut at Nos. 2 and 3. Metallica is set to rock the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart for a sixth time, as the band's new Hardwired... to Self-Destruct is likely to debut at No. 1 next week. Industry forecasters suggest the set, which was released on Nov. 18 through the band's own Blackened Recordings, could earn perhaps 300,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 24. Of that sum, traditional album sales could equal over 280,000. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new Dec. 10-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where Metallica may debut at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard's websites on Sunday, Nov. 27. Hardwired is distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, the indie distribution arm of Warner Music Group. Metallica had previously released its music through Warner Music's Elektra Records (beginning in 1984) and then later through Warner Bros. Records. The band renegotiated its contract with Warner Music in 1994, and that contract expired in 2012. As part of that deal, the band walked away from Warner Music with its master recordings -- like their mega-selling 1991 self-titled album (also known as The Black Album) -- which the group has since reissued on Blackened Records. Hardwired is Metallica's first studio album since 2008's Death Magnetic, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 490,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. Also on tap for big debuts on next week's Billboard 200 are Bruno Mars' 24K Magic and Miranda Lambert's The Weight of These Wings. Mars' new effort could bow at No. 2 with perhaps 200,000 units, while Lambert may fly in at No. 3 with around 145,000 units. If Metallica and Mars start as expected -- both north of 200,000 units -- it will mark the first time two albums have launched with at least 200,000 units since the Dec. 5, 2015-dated chart, when Justin Bieber's Purpose bowed at No. 1 with 645,000 and One Direction's Made in the A.M. debuted at No. 2 with 459,000. (Billboard)

After a year of touring, Adele is ready to expand her family. The British songstress wrapped up the North American leg of her world tour in Phoenix Monday night and surprised fans by announcing she was "off to have a baby." "Give it up for me-I did it!" she told the crowd while ending the sold-out show. "I'll see you on the other side. In a couple of years I'll be back. You won't be able to get rid of me." The 28-year-old singer then made a champagne toast with members of her band, opting for white wine herself. "I'm not going to have any because I've got my glorious white wine and I can't drink it because it wreaks havoc with my acid reflux," she joked as she poured the celebratory drink. The mother of 4-year-old Angelo with partner Simon Konecki later shared a photo of a homemade banner from her son that read, "Mummy you did it!!!" to welcome her home after months on the road. "I just finished my 107 shows in 10 months. 100 percent live every night. I bloody smashed it, even if I do say so myself," she captioned the Instagram picture. "You lot have been incredible, every night you've been so beautiful, loving and engaged." She continued, "My band and my crew you made the whole thing turn. And my beautiful family made it easy for me to do." Adele has a few months off before heading to Australia and New Zealand in March for the next leg of the tour. Adele has said that motherhood has changed her perspective on life. "He makes me so proud of myself, and he makes me like myself so much," she said of Angelo in a September 2015 TIME story. "And I've always liked myself. I've never not liked myself. I don't have hangups like that. But I'm so proud of myself that I made him in my belly. Cooked him in my belly and then he came out of me! This human who's suddenly walking around and doing his own thing. I can't wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes ... Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what." (People)

Movies

Angela Bassett Joins Star-Studded Black Panther Cast. The cast for Black Panther just keeps getting better and better. Marvel Studios announced that they've added A-list actress Angela Bassett to their already star-studded cast for the highly anticipated superhero film that is slated for a February 2018 release. According to the message posted on their website, Bassett, who is currently starring in American Horror Story, will play Ramonda, mother of T'Challa, otherwise known as Black Panther. Bassett joins an exceptional list of actors on the project, including Chadwick Boseman, who will take on the starring role after making his outstanding debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. "You have to go to a place where it's sort of Zen place where you can deal with it at first and then you find your peace," Boseman told E! News earlier this year of his uncomfortable superhero suit. "It's also exhilarating." Michael B. Jordan will also be reuniting with director Ryan Coogler on the film, and has teased that he's already been putting in work to get his muscles bulging for the big screen (heyooooo!). "I'm in the process right now, about six months out," he said while promoting the superhero flick at Comic-Con. "I'm eating tons of carbs, lifting. When we get close to the date I'll start to shred down a little but the goal is to be bigger than Creed." Bigger than Creed, y'all. In case you forgot what that looks like, we've provided an image for you. You're welcome. "I haven't read the script yet, but from what I know the story is going to be pretty good," Jordan said. The cast also includes Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba and The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira. Shooting is slated to begin in January. While speaking with Coogler at Comic-Con in July, he told E! News that there's definitely more pressure in bringing this story to life than there was with Creed because "the history of who the character is, what he represents and all the good will that's out there towards him." Coogler explained, "With Creed it was met with, 'Oh, man do we need another Rocky movie? What is this?'" "There was a little apprehension which actually takes some of the pressure off. With this, most people are excited about it. You have positive feelings towards it. You want to let that pressure motivate you but at the same time you don't want it to knock you over to the point that you can't focus what's in front of you." Black Panther is set to hit theaters Feb. 16, 2018. (Eonline)

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Tracking for Huge $130M-Plus U.S. Debut. Some services even show the standalone movie approaching $150 million in its domestic launch as Lucasfilm and Disney plot a series of titles expanding the 'Star Wars' empire. The Force remains with Lucasfilm and Disney, according to early projections. Standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story -- one of the biggest box-office curiosities of the year -- is projected to open to $130 million-plus in North America over the Dec. 16-18 weekend, which would mark the second-biggest December opening of all time after last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie came on tracking Tuesday morning, with some services suggesting it could even approach $150 million. The pre-Christmas corridor isn't known for huge openings, since consumers are distracted by holiday preparations. Prior to Force Awakens, no December film had ever launched north of $85 million, and that includes Avatar. Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Rogue One is the first in a series of planned standalone movies from Lucasfilm extending the Star Wars film empire now that the iconic franchise has been revived on the big screen. Rogue One focuses on the fabled mission hinted at in Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope, i.e., a group of rebels who steal the plans to the Death Star that later end up in the hands of Princess Leia. The main job for Disney is to manage expectations and prevent Rogue One's box-office performance from being compared to Star Wars: The Force Awakens since it's a standalone. Force Awakens made history in December 2016 when opening to a record-setting $248 million domestically on its way to grossing $2.07 billion worldwide, the third-best showing of all time behind Avatar and Titanic, not accounting for inflation. Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, was no doubt aided by featuring cast members from George Lucas' first three Star Wars films. At an investors conference in September, Walt Disney Co. chairman Bog Iger said Rogue One wasn't expected to match last year's Star Wars reboot: "Yes, the marketing material that we've had out has been extremely well received. We've not ever felt it would do the level that Force Awakens did, but we've been very, very encouraged that the level of interest in this is as high as it was for Force Awakens." In terms of social chatter measured by industry leader comScore, Rogue One is outpacing recent tentpoles Suicide Squad and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, both from Warner Bros. If all goes as planned, Rogue One will cap a banner year for Disney, which is widely expected to set a new industry record with more than $7 billion in global ticket sales. (Hollywood Reporter)

'O.J.: Made in America' Among PGA Documentary Film Nominees. The ceremony will take place Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton. Producers Guild of America announced its documentary film nominees, including Dancer, The Eagle Huntress, Life, Animated, O.J.: Made in America and Tower. Steven Cantor's Dancer is a portrait of the ballet dancer Sergei Polunin. Otto Bell's The Eagle Huntress follows a young Kazakh girl as she attempts to become an eagle hunter. Roger Ross Williams' Life, Animated tells the story of a young man with autism who learns to communicate with the help of Disney animated movies. Ezra Edelman's O.J.: Made in America is the five-part study of O.J. Simpson and his life and times. And Keith Maitland's Tower uses animation to reconstruct the University of Texas Tower shooting of 1966. In a very competitive year for documentary features, some of the prominent films that did not make the PGA cut included Ava DuVernay's 13th, Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro, Werner Herzog's Into the Inferno and Josh Kriegman's and Elyse Sternberg's Weiner. The winners will be revealed at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards, set to take place Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony will also honor James L. Brooks with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Tom Rothman with the Milestone Award and Irwin Winkler with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award. This year's awards co-chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal. (Hollywood Reporter)

Paul Schrader on 'American Gigolo' Remake: "I Got Paid Some Money Not to Be Involved". "I'm a quote-unquote consultant," says the legendary screenwriter, who wrote and directed the American escort classic. Paul Schrader will be credited as an executive consultant on Showtime's small-screen remake of his 1980 movie American Gigolo. But the legendary screenwriter tells THR that his involvement in the project ends there. "I'm a quote-unquote consultant, which meant that I got paid some money not to be involved," says Schrader, who wrote and directed the male escort classic starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton. Instead, Schrader is focused on his own projects, like the Nicolas Cage starrer Dog Eat Dog, which opens Nov. 11. That film, about a crew of ex-cons who are hired by a Cleveland mafioso to kidnap the baby of a rival mobster, offers some redemption for Schrader and Cage, who wound up disowning their previous collaboration, 2014's Dying of the Light. "Nicky and I had a terrible experience on a film before this, which was taken away from us by the producers and butchered. We wanted to work together again and make it right," adds Schrader. "I said, 'We don't have enough money, but I have final cut and we can make any film we want. So let's get imaginative.'" As for the American Gigolo series, the outspoken filmmaker says, "I don't even know if I'll watch it. We'll see." But he wouldn't be so laissez-faire about a new Taxi Driver. "Marty [Scorsese] and I have been able to block several attempts to update or redo Taxi Driver," he says. "I'm very glad that there is no sequel or remake of that film in the works." (Hollywood Reporter)

Box-Office Preview: 'Moana' Set to Sail Past 'Allied,' 'Rules Don't Apply' With $75M-Plus Bow. Holdover 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will be 'Moana's' closest competitor over the Thanksgiving holiday, which also sees the nationwide debut of 'Bad Santa 2' and the launch of 'Lion' at the specialty box office. A young princess from an ancient island in Polynesia is set to conquer the Thanksgiving box office -- with help from a demigod voiced by Dwayne Johnson. Disney Animation Studios' Moana is projected to gross $75 million or more over the five-day holiday, which gets underway Wednesday when the family film opens opposite director Robert Zemeckis' World War II spy thriller Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, director Warren Beatty's Rules Don't Apply and the R-rated black comedy Bad Santa 2, once again starring Billy Bob Thornton as the ultimate anti-holiday hero, Willie Soke. Moana's closest competitor won't be any of those films, but holdover Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff from Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling that debuted to $74.4 million in North America this past weekend and $220 million worldwide. Newcomer Auli'i Cravalho voices the role of the movie's heroine, Moana, while Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music with Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina. The appetite for PG family fare has shown no bounds this year. To date, three of the five top-grossing titles of 2016 to date are all animated, not a usual occurrence -- Disney's and Pixar's Finding Dory ($1.026 billion), Disney Animation's Zootopia ($1.023 billion) and Illumination's and Universal's The Secret Life of Pets ($874 million). Critics have embraced Moana, which currently sports a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. They've been far less kind when it comes to the adult, review-driven movies on the Thanksgiving menu. Allied, with a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 60 percent, is projected to serve up a five-day opening approaching $20 million, although Paramount is being more conservative and suggesting in the mid- to high teens. In the $85 million film, Pitt plays a U.S. intelligence officer living in London who discovers that his French wife (Cotillard) may not be the kindred spy he thought she was. Overseas, Allied opens in 25 international markets and is the first test of Pitt's star status following his divorce from Angelina Jolie. Bad Santa 2, from Broad Green Pictures and Miramax, is counting on nostalgia, as well as an appetite for raunchy humor, to fuel an opening in the mid-teens. Mark S. Waters directed the sequel, which also stars Kathy Bates, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly. Bad Santa was a sleeper hit when it opened to $16 million over the long Thanksgiving corridor in 2003 and topped out at $60 million domestically. The sequel currently has a 36 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compared with 78 percent for the first film. Beatty's Rules Don't Apply isn't expected to generate much beyond $7 million to $8 million over the five-day holiday. The movie, financed by New Regency and distributed by Fox, is Beatty's ode to old Hollywood and tells the story of a young woman (Lily Collins) and man (Alden Ehrenreich) who work for Howard Hughes. In addition to directing, Beatty plays Hughes in his first feature role since Town & Country in 2001. The film currently has a 66 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Annette Bening, Beatty's wife, and Matthew Broderick also star. There's also a flurry of activity at the specialty box office. The Weinstein Co. and See-Saw Films open awards hopeful Lion in New York and Los Angeles, while Loving and Nocturnal Animals make major expansions. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Dish on Dream Wedding... Just After Calling Off Their Nuptials. The wedding may be put on hold, but the relationship is still going strong. Ben Higgins called off his wedding to fiancee Lauren Bushnell in last week's episode of their Bachelor spinoff, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After, sending fans reeling. But the good news is that he wasn't calling off the relationship, and their dream wedding can still be a reality...when they're ready for it. In the featurette, exclusive to E! News, the two lovebirds sound off on their ideas of a dream wedding, and it all sounds pretty magical, if they can agree on a location. Ben seems to be into casual beach weddings -- with swimming included -- while Lauren's looking for something snowier, surrounded by mountains. Wherever they choose to wed, they plan to be surrounded by friends, family, and flowers, which sounds like a beautiful day to us. After the episode in which Ben called off the wedding, he used Twitter to make sure people knew he and Lauren, who he proposed to last November, were still very much in love. "One year ago today I started my life with @LaurenBushnell3 and we are better today than ever before," he wrote on Friday, along with a picture of her clearly still sporting her engagement ring. Hopefully these two can work through their beach/mountain differences and make it down the aisle someday. We're rooting for them! Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Freeform. (Eonline)

Jana Kramer on Her Dancing With the Stars Journey: Hopefully I Inspired a Lot of People. Jana Kramer's Dancing With the Stars journey has come to an end, but what an "amazing journey" it was. The actress-singer and professional dance partner Gleb Savchenko were eliminated on night one of the season 23 finale. Their tango to "Stay the Night" by Zedd feat. Hayley Williams netted a 35 out of 40 and their freestyle number to Sia's "Unstoppable" got 36 out of 40 from the four judges. "We did so many amazing dances, I shared so many awesome stories and hopefully reached a lot of people out there and inspired them. And I have a great partner, so I'm happy. It's awesome," Jana told E! News after her elimination. Jana and Gleb went into the finals a little under the weather -- Gleb had the flu (and still has it). "I feel great," he told us. "I feel much better." "He's such a liar," Jana joked. The two were also impacted by Gleb's knee injury earlier in the competition. Now Calvin Johnson Jr., Laurie Hernandez and James Hinchcliffe remain in the running for the Mirrorball Trophy. But what's next for Jana? A Thanksgiving feast for the ages. "My grandpa's stuffing is going to be annihilated," she told us. "I've already told him to make double because I get to eat at least one bowl by myself." Will she keep dancing? Dancing With the Stars season 23 finale Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Dave Chappelle landed a huge deal at Netflix -- said to be worth up to $60 million -- following his hit "SNL" hosting debut. The stand-up comic has three specials planned for the streaming giant, it was announced on Monday. Two hail from Chappelle's personal archive, while a third will be produced for Netflix. The shows will be released simultaneously next year, and will be Chappelle's first specials in 12 years. The deal is the talk of the media industry. One insider said: "Dave was offered $20 million a special. Netflix basically has a war chest for this kind of content. Whether it's a loss or not, Dave Chappelle's specials will get a lot of press and bring in new subscribers." In 2005, he famously walked away from his successful "Chappelle's Show" and out of the public eye. But he did later joke that the move left him with $10 million in the bank, rather than $50 million. For Netflix, the deal comes not long after it landed two stand-up specials from Chris Rock as part of a $40 million deal. A Netflix rep said, "We don't comment on the financial terms of our deals." A Chappelle rep didn't get back to us. (Page Six)

Microphones at the ready! NBC released a trailer for Hairspray Live! on Monday, November 21, and it looks like fans have got plenty to get excited about. Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short and Maddie Baillio all appear in the sneak peak of the much hyped holiday event. The star-studded cast sing and shimmy their way through the iconic hit "You Can't Stop the Beat" in the first glimpse of the show. Although Baillio is a newcomer, making her debut as the show's leading lady, Tracy Turnblad, there are some veterans of broadway who will be belting out some hits too. Kristin Chenoweth is playing Velma Von Tussle, and Harvey Fierstein is in drag to reprise his role as Edna Turnblad. The trailer comes just a few weeks after the network released the first cast photo. Chenoweth posted it to her Instagram account with the caption: "So proud to be a part of this cast! Don't miss #HairsprayLive on @nbctv this December!" Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell have also been added to the cast. Hairspray Live! airs on NBC Wednesday, December 7, at 8 p.m. ET. (US Weekly)

Relationship goals! More fans than ever appear to be completely behind Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) taking their friendship to the next level following the winter finale of Grey's Anatomy on Thursday, November 17. Once Alex told Meredith he might take a plea bargain and head to prison, she did everything in her power to stop him. Their scenes had fans going nuts about the possibility of a potential relationship between the two OG characters, and we were right there with them. Heating up After Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) got called to testify, she finally decided to tell Alex the truth about her abusive marriage. Alex then opted to go to jail for two years to avoid having Jo take the stand. When he broke the news to Meredith, there was no way she was willing to let him leave without a fight. Go get him, girl! While Meredith had a five-minute break from surgery, Alex told her that he is going to take the plea bargain. He didn't give her the details about Jo to explain his decision but assured Meredith that she will be fine without him. "Stop making this about me," Grey Sloan's head of general surgery told him. "Of course I'll be fine. I'm always fine -- don't you know that? This is about you. You'll be destroyed." This appeared to plant romantic thoughts in Alex's head about Meredith, but he still walked out and delivered what sounded like a final goodbye. The tension almost got too real for Us. Tough decisions Alex was waiting in the district attorney's office when he received an emotional voice-mail from Meredith, who gave him one last pitch. "There were five of us, and now it's just you and I, and it can't be just me," Meredith pleaded. "Please don't." The voice-mail obviously made Alex rethink his decision and also realize how important Meredith was to him, and fans saw the seemingly lovestruck look in his eye. They need to get together ASAP, or we won't be able to stand it. Viewers won't find out Alex's fate until January, but everyone will continue to freak out and think about the potential of a Mer-Alex relationship. Grey's Anatomy airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET. (US Weekly)

Taraji P. Henson on Playing a Real-Life Character: "You Want to Get it Right" | Actress Oscar Roundtable. "That's all I cared about. This is her story. We're riding on her shoulders right now, and I owe her the truth and all of me." "To me, [Hidden Figures] is about humanity, humans coming together, focusing on one goal," Taraji P. Henson told The Hollywood Reporter during the Actress Oscar Roundtable. Henson said her character's love of numbers is comparable to her own love of acting. "It was in me to do it. It's in me." "It's hard, it's always hard," Henson said of minorities working in the entertainment industry. "I've have white friends, blonde hair, blue eyes that ain't worked in five years." "Have we seen enough representation of African American stories? No. But has Hollywood been horrible to me? No," the Oscar nominated actress went on to say. "I've worked. Did I get paid what I deserve is the question we should be talking about." More roundtables featuring, screenwriters, songwriters, documentarians, directors, composers and producers will continue throughout February in print and online. Tune in to new episodes of Close Up With 'The Hollywood Reporter' starting Jan. 15 on Sundance TV, and look for clips at THR.com/topic/roundtables with full episodes on THR.com after broadcast. (Hollywood Reporter)

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