Kate Middleton Is Pregnant! Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Expecting Third Child. Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte are about to receive a special title: How does older sibling sound? E! News can confirm Kate Middleton is indeed pregnant and expecting her third child with husband Prince William. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child," the palace announced in a statement Monday morning. "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news." While the palace confirmed that Kate is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum or morning sickness, the pregnancy news is still great news for a royal couple who has been more than open about how much they love parenthood. Whether enjoying family vacations around the world or celebrating holidays together, the Duck and Duchess of Cambridge has proven time and time again that family time is the best time. "Well, as the other parents in the room will testify, there's wonderful highs and there's wonderful lows. It's been quite a change for me, personally. I'm very lucky in the support I have from Catherine," William recently said about his wife on the Talk Vietnam show. "She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife." He added, "I adore my children very much and I've learned a lot about myself and about a family, just from having my own children and it's amazing how much you pick up from just in those moments." Although Kate suffered from morning sickness with her first two pregnancies, the proud mom appears to be ready to expand her family one more time in 2017. If her second pregnancy journey was any indication, the Duchess will have the support from many family, friends and even strangers around the world. And while her traveling schedule and work commitments may change with a baby on board, we can't help but predict that many fashionable maternity looks will be coming sooner rather than later. Congratulations to the couple on their special news. (Eonline)

It's a Girl! Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Welcome Daughter. Serena Williams' cheering section just gained a new member. The tennis champ has welcomed her first child -- a daughter! -- with her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, multiple outlets report. Baby girl arrived Friday, Sept. 1 at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz., according to a Tweet from WPBF-25 news producer Chris Shepherd. "Obviously I'm super excited. Words can't describe," sister Venus told ESPN moments before stepping on to the court for her U.S. Open match in Queens, New York Friday afternoon. Beyonce took to Instagram to send her well-wishes, posting a photo of Williams during her pregnancy with the words "Congratulations Serena!" PEOPLE confirmed Williams' pregnancy in April after the 35-year-old inadvertently revealed on Snapchat that she was 20 weeks along. Williams and Ohanian, 34, were engaged in December. Ahead of their daughter's birth, the couple revealed that they were opting to leave the baby's sex a surprise, though both shared that they felt they were having a girl. "[Serena] won the Australian Open while pregnant. And she remarked that she feels like it has to be a girl because everything that that baby went through and handled like a champ, only a woman could be strong enough to take on," Ohanian said during a late-night talk show appearance in early August. The pro athlete echoed her fiance's sentiment to Vogue in its September issue, revealing, "I have a strong suspicion that it's a girl." In the same interview, Williams also admitted that she was "nervous" about giving birth, lamenting, "I'm not a spring chicken." "The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I've had surgeries galore, and I don't need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it," Williams added. She was also anxious about motherhood in general, sharing that she didn't feel like "a baby person." "That's something I have to work on," Williams said. "I'm so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, 'Am I going to be good enough?'" (People)

Angelina Jolie Doesn't Enjoy Being Single But Is Not Getting Back Together With Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie may be single, but she doesn't like it. The 42-year-old notoriously private Oscar winner, who is promoting her new film First They Killed My Father, made her comments to the Sunday Telegraph in what marks one of her most candid interviews yet, carried out almost a year after she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. "I don't enjoy being single," she said. "It's not something I wanted. There's nothing nice about it. It's just hard." "Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days," she added. "Emotionally, it's been a very difficult year and I have had some other health issues. So my health is something I have to monitor." Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016 after two years of marriage and a 12-year relationship. The two, who share six children, got involved in a custody battle before reaching a temporary custody agreement the following December. In August, a source told E! News the "divorce is not moving forward right now," adding, "They are taking a breather and seeing what happens." The Mail on Sunday recently posted a report that indicates the two may divorce but not break up. "They are not getting back together," another source told E! News exclusively. "They are both focused on putting their children's priorities first and are getting along, but this story is clearly an outsider trying to create a storyline that doesn't exist." Jolie is also focused on her own health and well-being; The actress, who lost her mother and aunt to cancer, underwent a double mastectomy in 2013 and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in 2015 as preventative measures. Jolie also revealed in July that she has been diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. "I think now I need to rediscover a little bit of the old me," she said. "I think we lose our way a but. I have had a lot happen in my life, from certain people passing to health issues to raising the children." "And it's been a very good time to absorb and develop and grow," she said. "But maybe now that my kids are growing up I am starting to realize that my own sense of play has been put on hold for a while. And maybe them hitting their teens is going to bring out a little more fun in Mom...so maybe I am going back. It may be time." Jolie also opened up to the Sunday Telegraph about her home life with her kids. Earlier this year, she bought an almost $25 million home once owned by late iconic director Cecil B. DeMille. "I am going to cooking classes," she said. "Cooking is one of those things you do when you are settled in your life and you can take the time. But somehow I am just very impatient and I am a little bit erratic...but I am getting into it now. I feel like, if I cook, the kids can all hang out. Although they often take over and tell me that they can do it better." "The children have been amazing," she added. "It's been so moving to see how much they have helped each other and how much they have helped me. They have really come into their own and they are finding themselves and their voices. I know they will have each other for life and it gives me great peace to know the day I pass away that they will take care of each other." (Eonline)

Kevin Bacon's Anniversary Post to Kyra Sedgwick Proves Sparks Are Still Flying After 29 Years. Sparks are flying this Labor Day thanks to one Hollywood couple. While millions of Americans are celebrating the long holiday weekend, Kevin Bacon quickly reminded us that love is alive and well as he marked his 29-year wedding anniversary with Kyra Sedgwick. In a new Instagram post, the actor decided to share a throwback (and we're pretty sure topless) photo of the couple with a heartfelt caption. "Happy day to my life love @kikkosedg," he wrote to his followers. "#29years." The celebration comes just a few short weeks after Kyra celebrated her birthday alongside her hubby. When the actress was making a wish and blowing out the candles, Kevin called the birthday girl "the woman of my dreams AND my reality!" Awww! Before you think this is a one-way love fest, we can't help but recall one interview with Kyra where the actress couldn't help but gush about her man. When asked to reveal one of the secrets to their long relationship, Kyra was the first to talk about sex baby. "Sex is really important. That desire is there," she told Redbook. "When he walks into a room, I'm still... I mean, my heart gets a little fluttery and I think, 'Oh! He's so cute. He's so hot.' That's literally the first thing I think. You can ask people on the set -- it's palpable. He's still a mystery to me. And getting older together is scary and exciting." Congratulations you two on your special anniversary. Here's to many more! (Eonline)

Jennifer Lawrence and Boyfriend Darren Aronofsky Arrive in Italy for Venice Film Festival. The Hollywood couple that promotes together -- stays together! A-list duo Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky arrived at the Venice aiport in Italy on Saturday, ahead of the premiere of their psychological thriller mother! at 74th Venice Film Festival. The low-key couple kept things under the radar as the actress and director touched down together in the Italian city on the water. Wearing a summery frock, the 27-year-old Hunger Games star looked off-duty stylish in her long patterned dress by Ulla Johnson, which runs for $575, an oversize grey hat and combat boots. The superstar will soon be hitting hitting up the red carpet for the film's big premiere this weekend. The 48-year-old director went dark with a black hooded sweatshirt, grey pants and red trainers. In a rare interview with Vogue, the Silver Linings Playbook star opened up about her new relationship with the director and admitted there was an energy between them while shooting their film, but that their romance didn't happen until after their movie wrapped. She told Vogue: "We had energy... I had energy for him. I don't know how he felt about me." Jennifer added, "When I saw the movie, I was reminded all over again how brilliant he is. For the past year, I've been dealing with him as just a human." The actress, who had a brief relationship with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and a longterm relationship with Nicholas Hoult, also said: "I've been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I'm never confused with him." She also made sure to praise Darren for his parenting skills, saying he was an "amazing" father to his son Henry, whom he shares with ex-wife Rachel Weisz. Sources previously told E! News that the couple has been dating officially "since August" 2016, but rumors didn't start swirling until October 2016. The two were spotted canoodling in NYC in March 2017. Mother! is a psychological thriller tests test a couple, played by Jennifer and Javier Bardem, "when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence," according to Paramount's official synopsis. Mother! will hit theaters Sept. 15. (Eonline)

Madonna Announces She's Moved to Portugal and Is Working on New Music. She's always on the move! Madonna, a woman who is known for the ability to reinvent herself anywhere and at any time has done it again -- this time in Portugal. The "Vogue" singer has bucked the hustle and bustle of London and the lights of the Big Apple for the Mediterranean. Taking to Instagram earlier Saturday, the Material Girl, who just celebrated her 59th birthday with her six children, announced that she's made a big move to the city of Lisbon. Posting a photo of a kitchen filled with a plethora of baskets hanging from the ceiling, Madonna, who originally hails from Detroit, Michigan, wrote on her Instagram, "I used to be a basket case but now I Live in Lisbon!" While this seems like a surprising move, it appears as thought it may be one that will last. According to The Guardian, the 59-year-old has bought a house in Lisbon and her son David has even joined the Benfica Football Team Youth Academy. The fiery singer also posted on her social media that the move was inspiring her to work on new tunes. Sharing an image of a painting, the superstar wrote, "The energy of Portugal is so inspiring. I feel very creative and alive here and I look forward to working on my film LOVED and making new music!!! This will be the next chapter in my book!" Last month, the songstress managed to get her big brood all in one place long enough for a photo. She posted the images on her Instagram page, which featured Lourdes, 20, Rocco Ritchie, 17, David Banda and Mercy James, who are both 11, and 4-year-old twin sisters Esther and Stella, at her 59th birthday party in Italy. The girls all wore near-identical floral outfits. Madonna also posted more photos of her and her kids at her birthday party, including a sweet pic of Lourdes kissing her on the cheek. "Best ................" she wrote. We hope they like Portugal! (Eonline)

Jennifer Garner Changes Her Mind and Joins Instagram: See Her Adorable First Post. Welcome to Instagram, Jennifer Garner. On Friday, the 45-year-old actress received a verified account and posted her first post on the social network; a time lapse video showing her writing the words, "I am officially on Instagram...So please follow me because isn't that how this works..." on a white letter board. "Xx, Jen," she added in her caption. As of Friday morning, Garner has garnered more than 120,000 thousand followers. Her profile pic is a photo of her from the 2016 Hollywood premiere of Miracles From Heaven. She has not published a bio. Garner's profile includes a link to the Save the Children charity's Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund crowdfunding page, aimed at raising money for the victims of the devastating storm that ravaged Houston. The actress serves as a trustee and ambassador for the group. Garner had previously only had a public account on Facebook, which bought Instagram in 2012. "I have an official Facebook page. I'm not on Twitter, Instagram," she told People in 2014. "I have a couple of reasons," she said. "One, I don't want any more guilt coming from my phone or computer. I have the hardest time answering emails, anyway, so the last thing I want to feel is indebted to my phone or computer. So it's time...And the other is, what would I Instagram that people would want to see. There is nothing I would put out that people would want to see. It's probably best to stay away. They don't want to see me and my mom friends after kindergarten drop-off." (Eonline)

Some idiot cheated on Zendaya. Zendaya isn't letting a cheater stop her from enjoying the company of gentlemen. When a fan asked the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" star if she's ever been cheated on, the Disney darling replied, "Yes, [but] everybody's different ... not all men are dogs." "You can't categorize an entire type of person because of something that happened to you once," Zendaya, 20, said on her app Thursday (via "Entertainment Tonight"). "But I would say, follow your gut. If you feel it it's probably happening. If you feel like you can't trust somebody, or you feel whatever, then you shouldn't be in a relationship with them." "I'm so anti being in a committed relationship when you're young and people are learning and growing, because when people are young, they make bad decisions sometimes because they don't know any better," she explained. "It doesn't mean they don't know the difference between right and wrong -- it just means that they're still in the experimental phase in their life where they haven't made the right decisions yet ... it's very hard to be in a relationship when the both of you are still figuring out life. You cannot change anybody. You cannot make someone grow up faster than they're supposed to." Though she didn't reveal who the culprit was, she's been linked to Odell Beckham Jr. and Disney star Trevor Jackson in the past. She's currently rumored to be dating Tom Holland, though they both denied their couplehood. (PageSix)

Mandy Moore Suffers Black Eye: "Shower Door Handle- 1, Mandy- 0". Mandy Moore is nursing a black eye after suffering an accident but is maintaining her sense of humor about it. The 33-year-old This Is Us star posted a selfie on Instagram early Friday. "Shower door handle- 1, Mandy- 0," she wrote. "Real talk: how does a girl get rid of a black eye pronto? Any helpful hints (minus Ice and arnica??)." Moore needed stitches after her accident, so a plastic surgeon was called. Dr. David Stoker, whose office is in the coastal Los Angeles community of Marina del Rey, made a special trip after hours. "Thanks @stokerplasticsurgery for coming in at 9pm to sew me up!!" Moore wrote. "Never had stitches or a black eye before... what a day!" "Don't mean to blow up their spot but I have the best work family ever, ever, ever," Moore wrote. "Come on!! Love you @zoehaymakeup, @michaelpreitzhair and @miloanthonyventimiglia." Season two of This Is Us began production in July. A sneak peek video of a tear-jerking scene (what other kind is there?), starring Moore and Sterling K. Brown, was released last month. The show returns to NBC on September 26. (Eonline)

'Duck Dynasty' star reveals battle with eating disorder. Sadie Robertson is known for being an open book with her fans but there was one struggle the reality star hid from everyone in her life. "At least five times a day, I would wrap my hands around my thighs, making sure they hadn't grown beyond what I could reach. I knew each little calorie that was in every bite of food I took. I talked about food all of the time. I hid behind the talk, and I actually hid behind encouraging others," Robertson wrote of her eating disorder on her blog "Live Original." "It was dark. It was ugly. It was insanely difficult. It was done in secret. It was hidden," Robertson wrote. "I did not even tell my own mother until recently. I thought I had everything under control." The 20-year-old said she decided to finally reveal her eating disorder in order to help her fans who might be dealing with the same issue. "I don't want to be the photo-shopped girl behind the window or the screen- giving you another impossible image to compare yourself to," she wrote adding those same images were the ones that sent her over the edge. "My self-worth was demolished, and I began to lose sight of my true identity," she shared. Robertson said her body image issues began after she was on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2014. She wrote she would look in the mirror and her "thoughts instantly went to the imperfections. The blemishes. The flaws." The Louisiana native said she helped others through similar issues while she was dealing with her own issues but refused to listen to her own advice. Eventually, the "Duck Dynasty" star turned to God and asked for help. "The day I prayed for the Lord to enlighten my eyes to see His standard of beauty, is the day my whole life changed," she said. "Do these old thoughts come back from time to time? Absolutely, but it is my job to take authority over them." (PageSix)

Smash Mouth Singer Steve Harwell Hospitalized. A Smash Mouth concert was canceled Thursday night as the band's lead singer headed to the hospital. Steve Harwell, who's famously known as the voice behind the band's hits "All Star" and "I'm a Believer," went to the hospital Thursday night, his manager confirmed to E! News. According to TMZ, the star was doing a sound check with the band at New Daisy Theater in Memphis ahead of their concert when he reportedly had trouble breathing and sought treatment. His manager told E! News it was not an emergency situation, but Harwell was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy two years ago and has been taking medication for the disease ever since. When he does not feel well, the star takes precautionary measures, especially while on the road touring. While he was being treated at a hospital, the show did not go on. Instead, the theater later announced the cancellation to fans on Facebook, writing, "Due to an emergency illness with a member of the band, tonight's show is now cancelled." "We are immediately working on a reschedule date," the post further read. "All currently purchased tickets will apply to the new date. If you would like a refund, please reach out to your point of purchase." Harwell has been touring with the band all summer, performing at shows across the United States and chronicling the stops on his social media. Fortunately, his manager confirmed that the star is "just fine" and will resume the band's tour with a show at the Wildey Theatre in Illinois. As Al Canal, general manager of the theater, told E! News, "I've been in contact with the tour manager and he says the band is on the tour bus, heading this way and [we'll] see them later today." Hey, Steve -- you're an all star! (Eonline)

Lonnie Chavis, best known for playing little Randall on "This Is Us," could be making Floyd Mayweather money someday because little dude's only 9 and already raking in $1,000 a day. In addition to his role on the hit NBC series, Lonnie got cast in a Disney flick called "Magic Camp" and a Showtime series called "White Famous." According to his minor contract for "Magic Camp," Lonnie was guaranteed $14,368 for 14 days of work, and then $3,563 a week for any extra shooting, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. For "White Famous," which also stars 'SNL' alum Jay Pharoah, he's making $10k an episode, which usually take 10 days to shoot. The series got ordered for 9 episodes for the first season, so do the math and kid's almost covered college. The hustle is real. (TMZ)

Levi Miller's star has been on the rise since he landed the lead role of Peter in "Pan" ... and so has the kid's bank account -- we just learned he's bankin' some serious cash for his new flick. The 14-year-old actor scored at least $150,000 to play the role of Calvin in "A Wrinkle in Time" -- the Disney flick starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling and Oprah due out in March. Calvin's one of the main kid characters in the movie, and on top of the $150k ... Levi's got a shot to make $75k more in bonuses if "A Wrinkle in Time" does well. Based on the star power and the Disney name ... we'd say he's got a good chance. And get this -- if the movie gets a sequel, Levi's salary will more than double ... and he'll cash in $700k if there's another sequel after that. He's going to be able to buy a really awesome car when he can finally drive. (TMZ)

Fetty Wap just gave a few lucky random schoolkids the gift everyone loves -- cold hard cash. The rapper was in a charitable mood Friday as he was leaving his attorneys' office in Hackensack, NJ ... and started handing out money on the streets. Our source on the scene says he was asking kids if they were in school, and if they said yes ... he'd hit 'em with a Benjamin or more. We're told one lucky student walked away with $400 -- enough lunch money to last for weeks!!! Fetty was allegedly in the neighborhood filming for a reality show, possibly "Love & Hip Hop." Ya gotta imagine if he films there again, he'll have a lot more kids riding by on their bikes. (TMZ)

Let it be known worldwide ... "Nature Boy" Ric Flair is back, baby!!! WOOOOOO!!! The legendary wrestler just posted a video -- while wearing an incredible t-shirt -- to all his fans saying he's "back up and running." This is the first time Ric's spoken in person since his medical emergency hospitalized him on August 11, although he did tweet last week that he'd be back. Naitch made good on his promise just a few days later with this epic promo thanking all his fans for the love and support ... and promising to see everyone very soon. Hell yeah. (TMZ)

Dean McDermott faces jail time -- again. Dean McDermott could be in serious trouble. Tori Spelling's husband narrowly avoided jail in March after his ex-wife agreed to allow him to pay overdue child support and alimony in small monthly installments -- rather than see him locked up by an LA judge. But now McDermott has missed multiple payments on their $1,500-a-month agreement, according to sources. And his furious ex, Mary Jo Eustace, is hauling him back to court -- which once again means he's looking at a stay in the slammer. Spelling and McDermott have lately suffered a series of major financial struggles. Since January 2016, they've been hit with a string of lawsuits and liens for credit-card debts, bank loans and overdue taxes well into the six figures. In March, McDermott was almost arraigned for criminal contempt of court for not keeping up with child-support payments. When he appeared to face the charge, McDermott told the judge that he had "fallen on hard times," according to reports. He was read his rights and asked if he needed a public defender, but the judge allowed McDermott a reprieve if he and Eustace could reach an agreement. Said an insider, "It's crazy that all this is over $1,500. He could get a job at the Gap and pay that off every month." A source close to McDermott told us that Eustace had been warned that the August payment would be late. "It's not like it came out of left field," said the insider. "It was late because Dean was paying their son Jack's first-month rent, security deposit and several other college expenses, which Mary Jo would not contribute to." The source says that a payment was made to Eustace on Friday. Meanwhile, we're told that it was not lost on Eustace that, after skipping the payments, Spelling and McDermott took their kids on a luxurious vacation to the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico. In the past, Spelling's mother, Candy -- the widow of soap-opera mogul Aaron Spelling -- has been known to pay for lavish birthday parties for their children, Liam, 10, Stella, 9, Hattie, 5, Finn, 5, and 6-month-old Beau. (PageSix)

"Ink Masters" star Chris Blinston allegedly used both hands to choke his 13-year-old daughter so hard he squeezed off her airway ... leaving her terrified and gasping for air. Blinston's daughter told a therapist Blinston choked her Tuesday following an argument at his house during a custody visit. She told the therapist her dad strangled her twice Tuesday and that triggered a police investigation. According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- the daughter says Blinston grabbed her around the neck and squeezed off her airway and was unable to breathe for 10 seconds. When he finally let go, she told him, "You just choked me, after everything that's gone on the past two days, you're choking me!" According to the report, Blinston grew furious and again grabbed her by the neck and this time cut off her airway for another 6 to 7 seconds. The report also says Blinston called her cruel names -- including "mental skank." He allegedly told her if she told anyone about the incident there would be hell to pay. When cops interviewed the girl they noticed marks on her neck, consistent with strangulation. The report noted that she's 5-foot-1, 110 pounds and Blinston is 5-11, 220 pounds. Blinston was arrested on charges of felony domestic battery by strangulation. He was released from jail Friday after posting $6,000 bond. Sources close to Chris Blinston deny all of the allegations. (TMZ)

The women who is suing Usher for allegedly giving her genital herpes believes the singer is fraudulently transferring all of his assets ... so they cannot be seized to satisfy the 20 million dollar judgement she has requested. The woman -- only identified as Jane Doe -- says she has reason to believe Usher is transferring his wealth to others so it cannot be touched in the event he loses the case. She says on the other hand she really doesn't know he is doing that ... but that she fears he might. In legal docs the woman's lawyer Lisa West claims Usher may be up to no good because he delayed the discovery process in the lawsuit by 90 days. The insinuation ... Usher didn't want to disclose his assets during the discovery phase in order to have the time to hide them. Sources connected with Usher are calling BS, saying the claim that Usher is hiding assets "nonsense." (TMZ)

Soccer legend Wayne Rooney was arrested for drunk driving in England on Friday morning after cops stopped the superstar behind the wheel of a black VW beetle. The 31-year-old pulled over the Everton striker around 2 AM in Cheshire (North West England) and determined he was over the legal limit to drive. Rooney -- the all-time scoring leader for both the England national team and Manchester United -- was released and is due back in court on Sept. 18th. What's worse ... Rooney was reportedly driving with a 29-year-old woman in the car at the time of his arrest. His pregnant wife Coleen was vacationing in Spain with their children when she got the call about Wayne's arrest. So far, no comment from Rooney's camp. (TMZ)

Basketball club alleges Ice Cube and partner stole 3-on-3 idea. A small-time New York City basketball club is claiming rapper Ice Cube and entertainment exec Jeff Kwatinetz stole their idea for a popular 3-on-3 league featuring retired NBA players, according to a new $50 million lawsuit. Champions League founder Carl George alleges he recognized that a "significant amount of talented players in the NBA" are pushed out annually, and beginning in 2011 poured over $100,000 into creating a league where former "All-Stars" could keep playing. The court papers claims that "business associates" of "Mr. Cube" -- real name O'Shea Jackson Sr. -- and Kwatinetz started appearing at CBL's investor meetings, and began poaching their players for a new league, BIG3. "The BIG3 started approaching various potential players in Dec. 2016, many of whom had already signed contracts with the CBL," the Manhattan Supreme Court suit alleges. Neither Kwatinetz, who manages Ice Cube, nor a rep from BIG3 immediately responded to a request for comment. (PageSix)

Walter Becker, the co-founder and guitarist for Steely Dan, had died, according to his official website. Becker, along with co-member Donald Fagen, wrote a some huge hits in the 70's, including "Rikki Don't Lose that Number," "Deacon Blues," "Kid Charlemagne," "Hey Nineteen," and 'My Old School." The group disbanded in 1981 but they came back in the 90's and produced several big albums, including Two Against Nature, which snagged 4 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Becker and Fagen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. We're told Becker had been very ill and underwent surgery last month. Becker was 67. (TMZ)

Comic and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actor Shelley Berman dies at 92. Famed stand-up comic Shelley Berman, who recently played Larry David's father on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," has died. He was 92. Berman died early Friday morning due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease at his home in Bell Canyon, Calif., his publicist confirmed to Variety. The Grammy winner and Emmy-nominated actor was one of the most successful stand-up comedians of the 1950s and '60s. His 1959 live record, "Inside Shelley Berman," was the first comedy album to be certified gold (with more than 500,000 sales) and was the first non-musical recording to win a Grammy Award. Two other albums, "Outside Shelley Berman" and "The Edge of Shelley Berman," also went gold. Berman was the first stand-up comicc to perform at Carnegie Hall. He appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" more than 20 times and was a guest on shows hosted by Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Dinah Shore, Perry Como, Andy Williams, and Dean Martin. The Chicago native trained as a serious actor before jumping into comedy as a nightclub performer. His signature bit was to sit cross-legged on a bar stool, act as if he were on the telephone, and improvise long, complicated, one-sided conversations. Berman appeared as Nat David on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" between 2002 and 2009, and received an Emmy nomination in 2008. He retired from performing in 2014. Berman broke into show business in 1943 after his discharge from the U.S. Navy and enrolled at Chicago's Goodman Theatre acting school. One of his routines involved portraying his own father when the then-18-year-old Shelley called home to ask for $100 for acting school. While at Goodman, he met Sarah Herman and they were married in 1947. Berman worked a series of summer stock and odd jobs, and eventually sold a sketch to Steve Allen for his "Tonight" show. Through Martin Landau, Berman got a gig at Chicago's improvisational Compass Players group, working alongside Mike Nichols and Elaine May, where he began to develop his famous phone-call routines. In 1962, Berman participated in NBC's documentary-style television show "Comedian Backstage," where cameras followed him as he prepared for and performed his nightclub act. The cameras caught Berman becoming angry when a telephone backstage started ringing during his act, which dimmed his popularity for quite some time. Berman appeared in the 1964 film, "The Best Man" with Henry Fonda, in addition to "Peter Gunn," "The Twilight Zone," "Rawhide," "Bewitched," "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Adam-12," "MacGyver," "L.A. Law," "Friends," " The Bernie Mac Show," "Grey's Anatomy," "Entourage," and "Hawaii Five-0" in 2012. He made numerous recurring guest appearances as the semi-senile Judge Robert Sanders on "Boston Legal" between 2004 and 2008. Berman said in his introduction to his 2013 poetry book, "To Laughter With Questions," "I have always written. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I wrote stories for my own amusement. Along the way, I read and appreciated poetry, but never really tried my hand at writing it until late in my 'other' career, teaching writing in USC's master of professional writing program." Berman taught at USC for more than 20 years. He also volunteered at the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Woodland Hills, Calif., teaching a poetry class. His class was documented in the 2007 short film "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over." Berman is survived by his wife of 70 years; his daughter Rachel Berman; and two grandsons. (PageSix)

Richard Anderson -- who played the government agent who cooked up the idea for "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman" in the 1970s -- has died. Anderson passed away Thursday at his Beverly Hills home, according to his publicist. He famously portrayed OSI honcho Oscar Goldman on both TV shows. It's his voice you hear in the show open talking about making Steve Austin "the world's first bionic man." He had nearly 200 roles during his six-decade career ... starring in movies as well as huge TV shows in the '60s and '70s, including "Bonanza," "Hawaii Five-O" and "The Mod Squad." Richard was 91. (TMZ)


Pink and Justin Bieber Donate Thousands to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. Pink's got a big heart and a big check to match it! Over the weekend, the "Raise Your Glass" singer raised her wallet and donated a whopping $500K to the Red Cross to help in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts after the devastating storm and catastrophic floods ravaged Houston, the coast of Texas and surrounding areas. The Red Cross tweeted their many thanks to MTV's most recent Video Vanguard Award winner after her generous donation. The Red Cross wrote, "Thank you @Pink from the bottom of our ?? for your donation of a half million dollars to @RedCross #HurricaneHarvey relief efforts!" Additionally Justin Bieber is the latest in a slew of celebs who pledged funds and accepted comedian Kevin Hart's challenge of donating $25K to help out the people of Texas. On Saturday, the Canadian singer posted an Instagram video with a heartfelt message to those affected by the fatal storm. The singer said, "Just looking at these photos here from Hurricane Harvey and I just want to say that I am so sorry to all the families who have lost their homes and the people who have lost their lives. I am going to accept the Kevin Hart Challenge and give $25,000 towards the Red Cross." (Eonline)

Taylor Swift Makes "Very Sizable Donation" to Houston Food Bank After Hurricane Harvey. Taylor Swift has joined a growing list of celebs who are donating hefty sums to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. At least 44 people have been reported dead as a result of the storm, which has caused flooding that has damaged tens of thousands of homes mostly in the Houston area and driven scores of people to shelters. "Taylor Swift has generously made a very sizable donation to Houston Food Bank in honor of her mother who graduated from the University of Houston," the group said in a message posted on Facebook Friday. "We thank you, Taylor, and we thank everyone for donating to help rebuild our community. #houstonstrong." The list of other celebs who have donated large sums to help Harvey victims includes Sandra Bullock ($1 million), Leonardo DiCaprio ($1 million), Kim Kardashian and her family ($500,000) and Miley Cyrus ($500,000). In addition, as of Saturday morning, more than $16 million has been donated to Houston Texans star J.J. Watt's crowdfunding initiative to benefit the Harvey survivors. Swift has not commented about her donation to the Houston Food Bank. The singer has kept out of the spotlight in recent months and resurfaced online last week to announce a music comeback; a single and music video, "Look What You Made Me Do," has already been released, while her first album in three years, Reputation, is due to drop in November. Swift was recently spotted in Martha's Vineyard, where one of her friends, Abigail Anderson, is getting married this weekend. Accompanied by security guards, she hid her head behind umbrellas as she was swarmed by paparazzi upon her arrival and made no comments. E! News has learned exclusively that she attended a pre-wedding dinner with her parents. (Eonline)

James Harden giving $1 million for Harvey relief. Houston Rockets point guard James Harden says he will donate $1 million to the city of Houston to aid in Harvey recovery. Harden made the announcement Saturday with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. They spoke at a news conference at the NRG Center, which has housed evacuees since Harvey swamped the Houston area more than a week ago. Harden went to high school in California and college in Arizona but said Houston is his home. He posed for photos with fans and said the money would go people who need it. Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio also have pledged $1 million to charities helping with Harvey relief. President Donald Trump also pledged a $1 million donation, but it's unclear who will get the money. The donation is expected to come from his personal fortune. Trump also visited evacuees Saturday in Houston. (PageSix)

Here's how much stars have donated toward Harvey relief efforts. They're rich and famous -- and showing some Texas-sized compassion for Tropical Storm Harvey victims. As the Lone Star State deals with the devastating aftermath of the record-busting storm, celebrities and corporate giants alike have opened their hearts and their wallets to donate big bucks to recovery efforts. That includes NFL star J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans, who started an online fund-raiser Sunday with a goal of $200,000. But by Friday, he'd raised more than $15.4 million. "Absolutely incredible," the defensive end tweeted this week. "The most difficult times bring out the best in humanity." Comedian Ellen DeGeneres gave $1 million to Watt's fund-raiser and rapper Drake donated $200,000, saying, "Houston has always been like a second home to me." New York sports teams have stepped up as well, with the Giants donating $1 million among Americares, the American Red Cross and the Houston Food Bank. The Mets spent the day before their Saturday day-night doubleheader in Houston against the Astros volunteering in the community. A slew of celebrities have offered hefty donations to aid the victims of the storm, which has left at least 47 dead and damaged more than 156,000 homes. Actress Sandra Bullock (American Red Cross) and Leonardo DiCaprio (United Way Recovery Fund) each donated $1 million. Pop star Miley Cyrus donated $500,000 as part of her Happy Hippie Foundation -- and got emotional on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "I'm really happy to help in any way that I can and I hope people understand and can put themselves in those people's shoes," said Cyrus, who gave to the American Red Cross, Best Friends and the Greater Houston Community Fund. "Just to know what it feels like to have everything taken away from you." Other celebs to pledge major donations include Tyler Perry, who is giving $1 million to various relief funds, and the Kardashian family, who pledged $500,000 between the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announced they'd donate a collective $50,000. Instead of pledging cash, singer Miranda Lambert spearheaded efforts to rescue more than 100 dogs from Houston-area animal shelters. Harvey has also brought out the generosity of companies across the country. Together, corporate giants had donated upwards of $141.3 million to the relief efforts as of Friday morning, according to the US Chamber of Commerce. Sixty-three companies have pledged $1 million or more, including Bank of America, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Google, IBM, Shell and JPMorgan Chase. (PageSix)

Charlie Sheen finally got what he wanted in a "Major League" reunion -- well, sorta -- but with a baseball movie curve ball. Sheen got together Sunday -- seemingly for the first time in a long time -- with his fellow 'Major League' costars Corbin Bernsen and Tom Berenger for a little baseball softball action at the real-life "Field of Dreams" from the movie of the same name. Sources close to the event tell TMZ Sports the 3 actors were participating in a celebrity softball game this weekend in Dubuque County, Iowa -- where the field was built -- put on by MAB Celebrity Services. Prince Marketing Group booked Sheen and co. Some other MLB legends that were there included Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs, Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson, Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith and White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas. U.S. soccer star Hope Solo was there too. You'll recall ... Charlie told us earlier this year he was positive the 'Major League' cast would get together for a 3rd movie in the franchise. This ain't that just yet, but still ... a good start. Looks like dreams really do come true, especially when it's your born day. Happy birthday, Charlie! (TMZ)

OMG! Zayn Malik Shaves His Head Completely Bald. Is that you, Mr. Clean? Zayn Malik, who is known for making some drastic hair moves, has definitely gone for a shocking new 'do (or lack thereof) -- he's shaved his head completely bald. On Sunday, Zayn's mom Trish Malik shared an Instagram photo of herself, her famous son and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid. The notable black-and-white image shows the "Pillow Talk" singer going full Chris Daughtry -- aka with a completely shorn head and stubble. Clearly the former One Direction member is not your average boybander! Zayn joins Kate Hudson and Robert Pattinson as celebs who have gone crazy short recently. Of course, the "Like I Would" singer is the only who has opted for the oh-so-smooth look! The style comes as quite a surprise since just Sunday, Zayn's proud mama posted a pic of her son celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha with Gigi and her mom Yolanda Hadid. Trish captioned the image, "Eid Mubarak to everyone... #BlessedDay." Saturday's photo featured the British crooner with a short style, but dramatically different from the smooth-headed one he's currently rocking. In addition to the hair-raising decision, Gigi and Zayn appear to be having a weekend chock full of family celebrations during the religious holiday. Eid al-Adha is celebrated at the end of an annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, and marks Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to God. The holiday is marked by prayers, gifts and family meals. The most devout believers celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice; animals are slaughtered and their meat is shared by family members and also distributed to other relatives, friends and the poor. Gigi and sister Bella Hadid have rarely spoken about their religious upbringing in the past but appear to be enjoying family festivities this weekend. Earlier this summer, Zayn told the London Evening Standard, "I'm not currently practicing but I was raised in the Islamic faith, so it will always be with me, and I identify a lot with the culture. But I'm just me. I don't want to be defined by my religion or my cultural background." Love or hate the new look? (Eonline)

Russell Wilson Shuts Down Art Museum for Romantic Date Night With Ciara. Gentlemen, take some notes! Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson certainly proved he knows how to treat his wife Ciara right this weekend. The footballer shut down the Seattle Art Museum on Saturday night for an out-of-this-world evening with his lady love -- and showed the rest of the world that romance is anything but dead. Clearly still on cloud nine from her night with her main man, the mother of two took to her Instagram on Sunday to share a few pics and a starry video from the date. The singer wrote, "When Ya Man Shuts Down The Museum For #DateNight... Still Got My Head Spinnin'." The video shows the lovebirds as they take in the highly Instagramable scene from Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibit. The pair were married a little over a year ago on July 6, 2016 in a fairy-tale wedding in the English countryside. E! News previously reported two had a very traditional and "heartfelt" ceremony, filled with flowers and clean, classic decor. A pastor said some "enlightening" words, incorporating their love of faith and God into the nuptials. The happy couple also took a moment to share words from their heart with one another, while a few personal speeches were mixed in throughout. Even after their big wedding, the NFL player has proved time and time again he's all about romance. For the couple's one-year anniversary, the duo, who have daughter Sienna Princess together, went on a vacation to Mexico with their baby girl and son Future (from Ciara's previous relationship with rapper Future). During the vacay, Russell made sure to step things up when he covered their dreamy white bed with red rose petals, which spelled out "R + C." (Eonline)

Angelina Jolie Brings Kids to Telluride Film Festival and Receives a Warm Welcome. Angelina Jolie made her visit to the 2017 Telluride Film Festival a family affair. The 42-year-old Oscar winner brought along her and ex Brad Pitt's six kids -- Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox on her trip to Colorado. At the festival Saturday, she brought her family to the premiere of her new Netflix film First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. At the Telluride Film Festival premiere of First They Killed My Father, critics gave Jolie a standing ovation, EW reported. The actress, who wore a long-sleeve, white gown, appeared onstage with her two eldest sons and her actors and was spotted sitting with child star Sareum Srey Moch. She was also seen chatting with Gary Oldman. Jolie directed and co-wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is based on author and activist Loung Ung's experience serving as a child soldier in Cambodia in 1975 during Khmer Rouge's reign of terror and genocide. First They Killed My Father is set for release on Netflix on Sept. 15. Jolie had also brought her children to a free screening of the movie at the Terrace of the Elephant in the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia in February. The actress had adopted Maddox in 2002 at an orphanage about 100 miles away from the temple. (Eonline)

Hillary Clinton on 'dark days' with Bill: 'You know all about them'. Hillary Clinton is finally opening up about the "dark days" of her marriage to Bill, nearly 20 years after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. According to Radar Online, Hill writes, "We've certainly had dark days in our marriage," in her memoir "What Happened," out Sept. 12. "There were times I was deeply unsure about whether our marriage could or should survive." She doesn't mention Lewinsky by name, but she adds of the "dark days": "You know all about them." Hillary also writes that she decided to stay with the philandering former president because she still loved him. They have now been married for more than 40 years. (PageSix)

Taylor Swift Makes Rare Appearance to Lend a Helping Hand at BFF Abigail Anderson's Wedding. That's what best friends are for... Taylor Swift may be having one of the most record-breaking weeks of her career, but that doesn't mean she can't take time to be a bridesmaid at her childhood best friend Abigail Anderson's wedding on Martha's Vineyard on Saturday. But the 10-time Grammy didn't just show up for the nuptials, the A-lister, who appears to be playing a vital role in the wedding, got the honor of holding her bestie's elaborate wedding dress as the blushing bride entered the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown! Wearing a burgundy-colored floor-length gown, Taylor was spotted lifting up the back of the gown as her friend walked into the church. An eyewitness tells E! News that Taylor went in the church around 4:12 p.m. and that the service was over in 20 minutes. The "Look What You Made Me Do" was dressed in the same color dress as the bridesmaids and flower girls, however, the singer's dress was a different style than the other bridesmaids. Before there was fame or fortune or infamy, there was Abigail -- who is basically her OG squad member. Abigail and Tay have been inseparable from since they met, the first day of high school -- so it's not surprise the 27-year-old would be right by her ride-or-die pal's side on her big day. On June 28, 2016, Abigail took to Instagram to announce that she got engaged to her photographer beau Matt Lucier. "Tonight I answered the easiest question I've ever been asked. Without any doubt and without fear I am so excited for this next chapter in our lives @mattthephotographer," the newly engaged lady wrote, "Thank you to my family & all of my friends that went the extra mile to make sure this night was everything I've ever imagined. #HePutARingOnIt." A little over a year later, the twosome has made it official -- with friends, family and a superstar by their side! Of course, this isn't the first time that the songstress has played an integral role in a pal's wedding. The singer was the maid of honor at her childhood friend Brit Maack's wedding in Pennsylvania in February 2016. (Eonline)

Taylor Swift outraged a gaggle of fans Saturday who waited in the rain to catch of glimpse of her after a Martha's Vineyard wedding. TMZ got this video of Taylor's exit from the church ... where security went to great lengths to shield her from a bunch of kids and adults who stood in the rain to catch a glimpse of her. It was only a 10-foot walk from the church door to the waiting SUV, but Taylor didn't want to play ball, and the fans went from "We love you Taylor" to a chorus of boos, with some chanting "Very disappointing, not cool." Taylor was a bridesmaid at her friend Abigail Anderson's wedding. (TMZ)

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Are Totally Twinning During New York City Date. Aww! Look -- they match! Selena Gomez and The Weeknd stepped out for an epic day date in New York City on Saturday -- and it was hard to not notice that the twosome' were totally twinning as they each rocked all-black ensembles (black t-shirts, black pants and black jackets) in the Big Apple. Despite the pair's dark and stormy summer looks, Selena, who wore her hair in a stylish updo, made sure to accessorize with a pop of color, carrying a fire-engine red purse. For their day out on the town, the two hit up The Vintage Twin clothing shop and some other stores in Manhattan. These lovebirds, who have been going strong since January, certainly seem to be on the same page romantically, so maybe that's why Selena and The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) were on the same wave-length when picking out their fresh gear earlier? The pair also grabbed some grub, hitting up a few eateries over the course of their day together. The singers hit up Mexican restaurant Ofrenda in the West Village. The restaurant posted a pic of the "Come and Get It" song bird with a few male fans. They also lunched at Lure Fishbar in SoHo. A source tells E! News the couple, who started dating earlier this year, took a romantic stroll together and took in the sights of the city. Later on, the couple were photographed by fans when they stopped by a pet shop and hung out with some four-legged friends on Saturday night. Talk about puppy love! Selena and Abel got caught kissing back in January, but are clearly much more open about their romance nowadays. (Eonline)

Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Dote Upon New Puppy. Sansa Stark's real-life wolf pack is growing. Sophie Turner, who plays the character on Game of Thrones, posted on her Instagram page Saturday photos of her new Siberian Husky puppy chewing on a stick, writing, "Meet the newest addition to the krew @porkybasquiat." The same pic was posted on the dog's own account, with the caption: "It's not the size of the wand (stick), it's the magic within." Turner tagged her boyfriend Joe Jonas in her photo of the new puppy, implying that perhaps they are raising it together. Joe also posted his own pic of the dog on his Instagram Stories feed. The actress and DNCE singer have been dating since at least last December. Another photo, posted on the pup's own Instagram page, of his band mates Jack Lawless and JinJoo Lee cuddling the dog. Another pic shows the pup on a blue leash and standing in front of a small plane. The caption reads, "Wat up f--kers." Years ago, Turner and her family adopted Zunni, the Mahlek Northern Inuit dog -- a crossbred relative of the Siberian Husky -- who played Sansa's late dire wolf Lady on Game of Thrones. "Growing up I always wanted a dog, but my parents never wanted one," Turner told the Coventry Telegraph in 2013. "We kind of fell in love with my character's dire wolf, Lady, on set." "We knew Lady died and they wanted to re-home her," she said. "My mum persuaded them to let us adopt her." (Eonline)

Brooklyn Beckham receives backlash for gun photoshoot. The 18-year-old son of Victoria and David Beckham received backlash after posing in pictures with a gun for a photoshoot with Damon Baker. Social media users slammed the star for the photoshoot. One Instagram user wrote, "Look up Gun Violence Survivors Foundation.You should go and talk to a few of them. Maybe posing with a gun would not seem so cool." While another said, "... Not sure what you were thinking Brooklyn, but I suggest you make better decisions in the future. Do not promote guns as art." But other fans of the Parsons School of Design student were unfazed by the gun and mesmerized by the celeb's images. "If only there were that many of @brooklynbeckham in real life, you would make every young girl so happy #clonemachine" Beckham deleted one post featuring the gun but kept a different one that featured a picture of him with the gun. (Eonline)

Kaia Gerber Wears Hoodie Bearing Topless Photo of Mom Cindy Crawford. Cindy Crawford's look-alike daughter Kaia Gerber is wearing her heart on her sleeve, or rather her back. The 15-year-old model was photographed this week heading to dinner in Malibu with her famous supermodel mom and dad Rande Gerber. Kaia wore a black hoodie bearing an image of one of Cindy's topless modeling photos on the back. It is part of her and Re/Done's officially licensed Crawford capsule collection and retails for $260. Kaia is the youngest child of Cindy, 51, and Rande, 55. They are also parents to son Presley Gerber, 18. Both he and his sister are models. Kaia was named the new face of Young Versace, Donatella Versace's first collection for girls ages 12 and under, in 2012, when she was 10. She has since appeared in many photo campaigns and has graced covers of magazines such as Vogue and Teen Vogue. Over the years, her fanbase has grown; She maintains more than 1.6 million followers on Instagram. "My parents have always taught me to be myself and to follow my instincts," she told Teen Vogue this summer. "They also say that you should never let what other people do affect what you want to do. It changes everything when you accept who you are and you don't try to change yourself." "It is so key to me to be a good role model for young girls and someone their mom would want them to look up to," she added. "I now reach so many people, and it's hard for them to know what is real. I don't take any platform I have lightly. It's so important to send a good message." (Eonline)

Kanye West let his shirt do the talking Friday and the target was clearly Taylor Swift. Kanye hit up Nobu in Malibu with some buds, wearing a t emblazoned with the words, "She's beyond Good and Evil." So the question ... Who else? Of course it's Taylor, who took aim at Kanye in her song, "Look What You Made Me Do." Kanye has said he doesn't care what she sings and their feud is ancient, but this seems pretty premeditated. Old feuds die hard, right? (TMZ)

Jas Prince is pissed at scumbags trying to profit off Hurricane Harvey ... so he's stepping in with a HUGE donation. The Houston-native is donating 20,000 cases of water to victims affected by the catastrophic floods. The rapper -- along with his partners Chris Kotz and Vivian K. Gomez -- own a natural water company called Honey Water. Jas sprung into action after TMZ reported a Best Buy store and other retailers were caught selling packs of water at obscene prices ... as high as $42. Best Buy has since apologized, but Jas is still furious ... telling TMZ, "It's f****** ridiculous that people instead of coming together to help one another are trying to profit from such a heartbreaking disaster. That doesn't sit well with me and I won't allow that in my city." IF you're thinking Jas' gesture is a mere marketing ploy, don't. You can't buy Honey Water in the U.S. ... only in Canada. (TMZ)

Chuck Liddell's got a message for all the big-name boxers trying to transition to MMA ... DON'T DO IT -- unless you wanna embarrass yourself. "Guys coming from boxing -- stay there," Chuck told TMZ Sports ... when we spoke to the UFC legend about Andre Berto trying to take his talents inside the Octagon. The Iceman ain't throwin' shade at Berto ... he's just keepin' it real on guys pulling a reverse Conor McGregor ... cause it's A LOT harder to go from boxing to MMA. If Conor fought Floyd Mayweather in a non-boxing match, for example ... "Floyd wouldn't have made it out of 1 round -- not kickboxing, not MMA, not a street fight -- not 1 round," Liddell said. Chuck did have an important piece of advice for boxers trying to make the switch ... but he still thinks it's a bad idea. Sorry, Andre. (TMZ)

There was a mad scramble to protect Conor McGregor's genitals in the minutes before the Mayweather fight ... when he realized he left his protective cup at home! Conor had just had his hands wrapped -- while still wearing his pimped out suit -- when he realized he was missing his custom jockstrap/cup combo and his mouthpiece. He immediately remembered he left 'em both at his Vegas home and sent one of his team members racing out of the T-Mobile Arena to retrieve his junk protection, ASAP. The good news ... the guy made it back with plenty of time to spare. But why did Conor have a custom cup? We'll just refer you back to the weigh-in ... (TMZ)

Joel Osteen was back to preaching the word of God Sunday after belatedly opening his megachurch to victims of Harvey flooding ... but not before clearing his name (again). Joel's Sunday service at Lakewood Church -- the first since massive flooding in Houston and backlash he received for how he handled it -- was packed with thousands of worshipers, with the pastor taking a moment to re-explain the delay in opening his doors to evacuees. As we reported ... Joel claims his megachurch was always open to the public, despite videos and eyewitnesses saying otherwise. He blamed internal flooding for the delay, and said a security company might've been responsible for turning people away. After addressing the controversy, Osteen went on to say Harvey was part of a divine plan, with things like ... "God knew that Houston could handle the hurricane," and "Quit being upset by something you can handle," He added, "God is in control of the universe and what he has spoken over your life will come to pass." We'll let Joel speak for himself here. (TMZ)

Whole Foods says eat real food ... but one man's now ruffling feathers with a lawsuit, claiming the grocery store sold him chicken with rocks. Dr. Albert Liu is suing Whole Foods, saying he ordered ready-to-eat Organic Naked Rotisserie Chicken in Vegas but it had 2 rocks inside the chicken's gizzard, or stomach. In docs obtained by TMZ, Liu says he broke 2 teeth after biting into the rocks. Liu says he complained to Whole Foods and the manager apologized and told him to file a report. Liu says he did, and a different manager the next day said WF shouldn't have sold him the bird. It's interesting ... it seems chickens do eat rocks, but they "chew" the food in their gizzard 'cause, ya know, they have no teeth. We reached out to Whole Foods, so far no word back, but check this out. The law in most states says ... if a grocery store or restaurant sells food and something "indigenous" to the item causes injury, tough luck for the consumer. So, if you buy lobster and break your tooth on the shell, you're outta luck. If you bite down on a foreign object -- say a nail in a steak -- then you have a case. With the chicken, it turns out they actually eat rocks. So we're not saying Whole Foods will win, but they may have a good argument that rocks are indigenous. (TMZ)


Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Suffering Multiple Seizures, Cancels Las Vegas Show. Rapper Lil Wayne has cancelled his Las Vegas show on Sunday night after suffering multiple seizures, reports TMZ. According to the site, the rapper was hospitalized at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago after being found unconscious in his hotel room at Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago. Despite suffering from the debilitating seizures as a result of his ongoing bout with epilepsy, the "Lollipop" hitmaker has reportedly been released from the hospital. The outlet also reports that a rep for the "Sucker for Pain" rapper has confirmed that he had to cancel his Vegas gig as a result of the multiple seizures he had this weekend. Additionally, the rep says that the music man is currently resting. Since the rapper has previously suffered seizures while flying before, it is likely that doctors advised him not to fly due to his condition. In 2016, Wayne had to make an emergency landing during a flight from Wisconsin to California. Wayne was supposed to perform at Drai's Beachclub at the Cromwell at midnight with Rae Sremmurd. On Sunday night, the club confirmed on its Instagram that Wayne had been replaced at the last minute and had been replaced by DJ Franzen. "Due to unforeseen circumstances Lil Wayne will be canceling his previously scheduled performance at Drai's Nightclub located at the Cromwell Hotel. In lieu of his absence T.I. will be performing in his place alongside DJ Franzen for another installment of Sundries," announced the hotspot. Back in 2013, Wayne alarmed fans when he was hospitalized after suffering multiple seizures. The performer later revealed that he's epileptic and "prone to seizures." "This wasn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh...I have had a bunch of seizures, you just never hear about them," he told Power 106's DJ Felli Fel at the time. "My heart rate went down to 30 percent. I have people around me who know how to handle it. This time was real bad because I had three back to back and the third one was so bad." The performer has also admitted that the health scares can strike unprovoked and at any time. "No warning, no nothing, I don't feel sick. I get headaches real bad. And the headaches? I didn't get no headaches or nothing," he shared with Sway Calloway in 2013. "I told them the other day, 'Y'all can tell me right now that y'all was lying, like, 'You know what? We lyin' ain't nothin,' and I'd have to believe them because I don't know," the artist continued. "I go to sleep and wake up in the hospital. I don't feel anything. I just hope it stops happening." We're wishing Lil Wayne a speedy recovery. (Eonline)

The "old" Taylor Swift may be dead, but the new one still wants to make a buck off her ... TMZ has learned. T-Swift has filed to trademark a bunch of titles and catchphrases from her new album, "Reputation" -- for instance, the line, "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now" from her single "Look What You Made Me Do" ... as well as the song title itself. According to the docs, she wants to use the lyrics on a ton of merchandise ... like t-shirts, notebooks, guitar picks, jewelry, bags, and pretty much any other accessory a Swiftie could want. We know Tay Tay's touring soon -- and now you have a better idea of what will be on her overpriced concert merch. (TMZ)

Taylor Swift Teases Brand New Song "Ready For It" During College Football Game. Were you ready for it? We didn't think so! Taylor Swift has proven she's a woman full of surprises by dropping a teaser for a new song called "Ready For It" off her upcoming album Reputation on Saturday night. The chart-topping singer surprised her army of fans by unleashing the head-bopping new snippet during the college football game between Alabama and Florida State. During the game's pre-show, a one-minute clip came out that showed the two teams running onto the field with Taylor's new track playing. Some of the lyrics of the new tune include, "I see how this is gonna go / Touch me and you'll never be alone / Island breeze and lights down low / no one has to know." The steamy song's chorus is: "In the middle of the night, in my dreams / You should see the things we do, baby / In the middle of the night, in my dreams / I know I'm gonna be with you, so I take my time." While the album's first single, "Look What You Made Me Do," seemed like a drastic departure musically for the songstress, it sounds like she's bringing it back to her roots with this new jam. In addition to the college football promo, the snippet was used in a new commercial promoting ABC's new fall lineup, which also came out on Saturday night. It's been a big day for the superstar singer. Earlier, Tay served as a bridesmaid in her best friend Abigail Anderson's wedding on Martha's Vineyard. The pop star, clad in a burgundy dress, made a rare appearance to be by her bestie's side and even held the blushing bride's wedding dress as she walked into the chapel. On August 24, the "Shake It off" singer debuted her first new music since 2014, unleashing "LWYMMD" to the masses. The song quickly exploded, becoming the most streamed debut song in the history of Spotify. Last Sunday, the 27-year-old dropped the video for "LWYMMD" during the 2017 MTV VMAs. The song and video, which are the first offerings from her upcoming album, have broken several major records in its first week. Taylor's sixth studio album, Reputation, is due out on Nov. 10. (Eonline)

Jay-Z Gets Crowd to Serenade Beyonce for Her 36th Birthday During Made In America Festival. Beyonce's fun-filled birthday weekend is in full effect! The singer got some serious birthday love from her main man Jay-Z (and the entire crowd!) during the rapper's performance at Budweiser's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia on Sunday night. During his headlining set, Jay made his fans go wild when he called out his lady love, who celebrates her 36th birthday on Monday. While onstage, a source tells E! News that the rapper gave a big shout out to his wife, who was also joined by the couple's daughter Blue Ivy in the audience. "Shout out to Beyonce. Beautiful Bey is in the house tonight. Happy Birthday my love," said the proud papa, who later got the whole crowd to serenade his wife by singing "Happy Birthday." The eyewitness tells E! News that Bey and her daughter were dancing around with big smiles as they listened to the 21-time Grammy winner perform for the masses. The couple's twins, Rumi and Sir, who were spotted, were not at the nighttime concert. For Sunday's events, the mom of three was outfitted in bright yellow trench coat and high-waisted jeans. The "Crazy in Love" singer, who was clearly supporting her hometown of Houston, Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, wore a Houston Rockets basketball jersey. A source tells E! News that earlier in the day, Beyonce and Jay watched 21 Savage perform. The insider added that the A-listers were close to each other and looked like a really cute couple. The eyewitness also said that both superstars were smiling during the set and that Jay was greeting other artists, giving them fist pounds throughout 21 Savage's performance. E! News previously reported that on Saturday, Bey and Jay bundled up the twins and hung out with them in the private area. Big sis Blue Ivy was also seen with her parents and watched the performers. Additionally, Bey sipped D'USSÉ VSOP cognac to celebrate the company's new 200ml bottle. For Saturday's events, the almost-birthday-girl was dressed casually in a red and white tee, a tan, patterned Gucci jacket and matching cap and Daisy Dukes. The pair watched hip-hop star Cardi B perform onstage as it rained. Later the rapper hung out backstage with the "Formation" singer. Despite the rain, the source told E! News that Bey and Jay still looked like they were having a great time; They danced together and looked really happy. The two also watched Migos from a private area. The whole weekend was a family affair. Solange is performing and Beyonce and Jay-Z's mothers are also at the festival. Tina Knowles was spotted rocking out backstage during Cardi B's performance. Looks like it's been an epic weekend fit for a queen! (Eonline)

Luke Bryan could be sitting next to Katy Perry very soon ... as the second judge on the panel of the new "American Idol." Our 'A.I.' sources tell us ... producers have reached out to Luke and made him an offer. We don't know how Luke responded to the offer, but money has got to be an issue. TMZ broke the story ... "Idol" is paying Katy $25 mil and Ryan Seacrest is getting somewhere close to $15 mil. We were told the next highest paid talent would get around $6 mil, but Luke is hot property ... at the top of country. As we reported ... the clock's ticking for 'Idol' honchos to lock down the judge's panel with only a few weeks left before filming begins. Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth and Keith Urban have all been in play, but our sources say Luke is now definitely the one producers want as the second judge. Sources tell us ... the way around the budget limitations is to offer people like Seacrest and Luke production deals with Disney that have great value but don't impact the 'Idol' budget. (TMZ)

Tom Jones postpones US tour due to medical issues. Singer Tom Jones has postponed his planned U.S. tour because of health issues. He said on Twitter Saturday that his fall tour will be delayed "following medical advice," without providing further details about why the decision was made. The 77-year-old singer had been expected to begin a lengthy U.S. tour in Pennsylvania on Sept. 6. Instead, the tour will take place in May and June next year. Jones sent his "sincere apologies" to U.S. fans planning to attend the shows. The Welsh crooner has enjoyed a long career that began with a string of hits in the 1960s including "It's Not Unusual." He received a knighthood in 2006. (PageSix)

X Factor's Alex & Sierra Announce Their Breakup: "No Band Lasts Forever Whether They Dated or Not." Alex & Sierra are calling it quits in more ways than one. On Friday afternoon, the musical duo who won the X Factor back in 2013 announced that they have broken up both as a band and as a couple. "We may be artists, but it seems the next words are some of the hardest we've ever had to write. Many of you have been keeping up with us for years; you watched us go from two kids who met on the beach in Florida in 2009 to a couple who won a TV show and released albums and toured the country," the duo shared in a Twitter post. "We've had an awfully magical time with each other and with you. Unfortunately, things change a lot in 8 years, and though we didn't tell the public, our romantic relationship ended over a year ago." The pair continued, "But as everyone does know, we've been best friends forever and really tried to keep A&S going. However, we've arrived at a point where it feels better to branch out rather than continue making music together." Between a recent tour and album titled As Seen On TV, the group's announcement caught many fans by surprise. Ultimately, both Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton revealed that the news has been a long time coming. "This last album and tour were hard on our hearts," they wrote. "So thank you to anyone who ever watched videos of us, bought a CD, came to see us live, bought merch, or simply enjoyed the music and listened and shared with friends." During season 3 of the X Factor, judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio were blown away by the duo's unique sounds. With Simon's mentorship, the pair would take home first place and the top prize. Moving forward, both Alex and Sierra assure fans that there is no bad blood between the two. In fact, they are left completely grateful for the music magic they created all these years. "No band lasts forever, whether they dated or not, but we will most certainly last forever," they shared. "We have a lot of love for each other and ALWAYS will, and we are the real people behind the screen you're looking at, so keep that in mind before you say anything and please respect our privacy." (Eonline)

John Legend's searching for some folks who look like they love President Trump, and in his opinion ... that means they should be old and overweight. According to a listing on Casting Networks in L.A., the musician's upcoming music video project needs several actors to play protesters on a set resembling a rally/counterprotest ... including 8 white men and women, 30-65 years old, "preferably out of shape" to play Trump supporters. The casting call's also for 8 black men and women ages 18-35 to play Black Lives Matter protesters, and 10 young and blonde white males ages 18-35, presumably to play alt-right protesters ... with "very short hair or short on sides, long on top." The listing for the Trump supporters is the only one that mentions a preferred body type and includes a photo for reference. Legend's also on the hunt for 2 females -- one white and one Hispanic -- to share a kiss in the video with the protest going on. The casting sheet says, "We want to show that there is no segregation in love. But just two human beings of any race or color." The shoot's set for Friday. (TMZ)

Sam Smith Teases New Music Release With Mysterious Billboard. When it comes to new music from Sam Smith, the writing's on the wall -- er -- on the billboard. While the Grammy Award winner has been largely out of the spotlight for the last year, a new very public sign popped up on Friday indicating something will be making its debut in just a matter of days. The 25-year-old teased his more than 7 million fans early Friday morning with a snap of a billboard with his name and face on it along with the September 8 date and Spotify logo. "Morning London x," he cheekily captioned the photo, sending followers into a spiral of excitement. "I CANNOT WAIT A SINGLE MORE MINUTE OH GOD I'M SO IMPATIENT," one fan enthusiastically commented. "SO EXCITED I COULD CRY," another wrote. Smith hinted at new music on the way less than 24 hours earlier when he shared a special note to his fans. "Thank you for being so patient and for letting me have the past year to really escape into my mind & write music so freely. I feel so rejuvenated and have so many stories I can't wait to tell you," he penned. "The wait is so nearly over," the letter continued. "Something is coming very very very soon. I am scared & excited at the same time. I've poured my soul and heart into this record." He clearly wasn't kidding about that "very very very soon" part. After all, September 8 is just a week away! While it's almost certain the date marks the release of a new Sam Smith serenade -- or perhaps several -- it's all just a matter of playing the waiting game now. (Eonline)

Chuck D and Flavor Flav WILL be on stage together for Public Enemy's next live show, even though Flav is accusing Chuck of ripping him off ... TMZ has learned. Chuck D responded to Flav's lawsuit, telling us ... "Flav HAS HIS rights, but took a wrong road on this." The rap legend says his P.E. bandmate is just pissed about a third party merchandiser and the way the record biz now works. TMZ broke the story ... Flavor Flav sued Chuck and several P.E. producers, claiming they've cut him off from royalties, merchandising dough and performance fees. Still, Chuck made it clear ... "We will be [together] on a future stage." He also thinks Flav "will again be embarrassed admitting on stage about the way it spun out. It's always this way with him." He added he's ready and willing to address Flav's concerns in the future, but right now he just hopes his partner "will be woke in rehearsal studio and paying attention to the work we and all the members do worldwide." Translation: Chuck's all good, but it's up to Flav to show up for the gigs. (TMZ)


Oscars: Croatia Selects 'Quit Staring at My Plate' for Foreign-Language Category. Writer-director Hana Jusic's quirky family drama premiered in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival last year. Croatia has selected Hana Jusic's quirky family drama Quit Staring at My Plate as its candidate for best foreign-language film in the Oscars. The film, featuring newcomer Mia Petricevic as Marijana, a young woman driven crazy by the too-close confines of family life in a tiny, cramped apartment, is writer-director Jusic's first solo feature, though she participated in the ensemble-directed Transmania last year. The film, which premiered in the Venice Days section at the Venice Film Festival last year, follows Marijana's despair after her controlling father suffers a stroke and she becomes the family's main breadwinner. Driven to the verge of a nervous breakdown, Marijana finds solace in seedy sex with random strangers, giving her a taste for freedom and a different kind of life. Although The Hollywood Reporter's critic Boyd van Hoeij observes that the film suffers from some typical first-film faults, he explains that its "sense of bleak realism, which always includes the possibility of hope and redemption just beyond the frame" suggests "it'll be interesting to see what [Jusic] does next." The film was produced by Ankica Juric Tilic, and international sales are being handled by New Europe Film Sales. Croatia has submitted a film to the Oscars every year since becoming an independent state in 1992, but a film from the country has never yet been nominated. (Hollywood Reporter)

Toronto Film Festival's Piers Handling to Step Down. After 36 years with the organization, its long-running director and CEO will give up the reins after the 2018 edition of the festival. Piers Handling, who in his 36 years with the Toronto International Film Festival has transformed it from a regional event into one of the largest and most influential annual film gatherings in the world, will be stepping down from his posts as director and CEO of TIFF after the 2018 edition of the festival. Handling made the announcement just a few days before this year's event kicks off on Thursday. Having joined the organization in 1982 and served as CEO for the past 23 years, Handling led the initiative to expand TIFF from an annual 10-day event into year-round programming, made the event into one of the most important stops on the international festival circuit on a level with Cannes, Venice and Berlin, and led the campaign to create the festival's permanent home, the TIFF Bell Lightbox. In recent times, TIFF has also become one of the key springboards for new Hollywood and international films during the awards season. Jennifer Tory, chair of the board of directors of TIFF, stated that, "Because of Piers' leadership, TIFF is the leading cultural organization it is today, with a global reach and imprint. We are all indebted to him for his years of vision, innovation and dedication to the art of film." (Hollywood Reporter)


Twin Peaks Finale: Did All of Our Questions Get Answered? (Nope!) It's all over, once again, and once again we're left going, "what the f--k?!" It's possible that Sunday night's Twin Peaks finale made sense, but it's also very possible that it made no sense at all, and that it was a bad way to end this series for the second time. But then again we could also accept an argument that it was a good ending to the series, even if we don't feel emotionally satisfied, you know? Basically, Agent Cooper turned back time and erased the things that started this series in the first place. After Cooper returned to Twin Peaks and helped to send Evil Cooper back to the lodge, he ended up in the past. Specifically, he ended up in 1989, when Laura and James were on a sort of date that went wrong in the woods. Laura freaked out, but Cooper took her hand, and suddenly her body disappeared from the beach and life went on as usual back in 1989. 25 years later (maybe?), Cooper found Laura (or some version of her calling itself Carrie Page, who had just murdered a man) and begged her to come back to Twin Peaks with him to see her mother, Sarah. But when they got to Sarah's house, Sarah didn't live there. It was instead a woman by the name of Tremond, who had never heard of Sarah Palmer, and who had bought her house from a woman by the name of Chalfont. Those names are significant because in the original series, there was an old woman named either Mrs. Chalfont (after the Chalfonts who lived in her trailer before her) or Mrs. Tremond who was on Laura's (and later Donna's) Meals on Wheels route and who hated creamed corn. But when Donna and Cooper went back to her apartment later on, a different woman who also called herself Mrs. Tremond and Mrs. Chalfont was living there. We don't know what any of this means, but it's a thing. Anyway, back out on the street, Cooper suddenly asked "What year is this?" And Laura/Carrie stared for a second, then started to scream while all the lights went out. And then it ended. Those are the basics of what happened in that two hour finale, aside from the fact that Cooper and Diane drove for a really long time (430 miles, the number Cooper was supposed to remember) before stopping at a motel and having sex, which was strangely very unsexy despite the people who were having it. Cooper didn't look engaged in it at all, and Diane kept having to cover his face with her hands while she maybe had a good time. Then, in the morning, she left a note calling him Richard and signing it Linda (AKA those names Cooper was supposed to remember), saying that what they once had was no longer working. So Cooper continued on and found the diner where Laura was working as a waitress, threatened a few cowboys, and then tracked her down at her house before taking her back to Twin Peaks. As for everyone else in town, we last saw Lucy, Andy, the sheriff, Gordon, the Mitchum brothers, the lady with no eyes, and the guy with the crazy fist after evil Cooper was sent back to the lodge (with help from Lucy, who shot him, and fist guy, who punched him) and BOB was defeated as a disembodied head. Cooper basically said it was all a dream, and the lady with no eyes went back to the lodge and was replaced by Diane, and then Cooper ended up on some crazy trip to meet with the disembodied voice of Phillip Jeffries. Audrey was nowhere to be found, so we got no explanation for the end of the last episode, when she woke up in a white room staring at her own reflection. Shelly, Becky, Norma, Ed, Nadine, Jerry, Ben, etc. etc. made no appearances. That box in New York is still mostly a mystery. The darkness behind Sarah Palmer's face is still a mystery. Everything, pretty much, is still a mystery. Like the Starks' returns to Winterfell this season of Game of Thrones, Cooper's return to Twin Peaks was wonderful yet brief and without the fanfare it deserved. Same with his Diane hook-up, which was beyond awkward to the point where we would have been better off without it. We just want to know what year this is, and we're kind of feeling like we're never going to know. We also kind of feel like we were waiting for a finale that was going to leave us feeling better than the original one did, and that's not exactly what we ended up getting. At least this time, we can rest easy that Cooper's not possessed by BOB and Laura Palmer's still alive. Or she never existed? Who knows? The happiest ending came for our least favorite characters (aside from Evil Cooper). A brand new Dougie was made just for Janey-E and Sonny Jim, who were delighted to have their doofus of a husband and father back. And we were weirdly, unexpectedly happy for them. Anyway, that's it. It's over. We never have to hear the name Dougie again. We leave you with this, our favorite Twin Peaks closed caption: [faintly ominous whooshing] Good night. Twin Peaks aired on Showtime. (Eonline)

Lisa Rinna returning to 'Days of Our Lives'. Four years after bidding Salem adieu, the town's most famous pair of lips is coming home. Lisa Rinna will return to "Days of Our Lives" as the conniving (aren't they all?) Billie Reed, EW.com reports. Her episodes, which she began taping this week, will air in 2018. Since Rinna's most recent departure from "Days" in 2013, she's been a series regular on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," where she's put her years of soap-trained pot stirring to good use. Her TV credits also include roles on "Melrose Place," "Veronica Mars" and "Valerie." And this is just the latest in a series of major "Days" casting announcements. "General Hospital's" Tyler Christopher is arriving soon in a mystery role, and Louise Sorel (aka Vivian Alamain) and Kassie DePaiva are returning after extended absences; the latter took time off to battle leukemia. But arguably the biggest surprise is that Chandler Massey is plotting his return to Salem as Will Horton. New episodes of "Days of Our Lives" air Monday through Friday on NBC. (PageSix)

Tupac Shakur knew who killed him but his murder remains unsolved because the Las Vegas PD never wanted to solve it ... according to a new 2Pac special, and TMZ has the exclusive first clip. Pac's getting his own 'Snapped: Notorious' documentary on Oxygen airing September 10. It'll run 2 hours with in-depth interviews from people who were the last to see him alive before he was fatally shot dead in a drive-by in 1996. They include close friends and rappers Danny Boy and Yo-Yo, DJ Mister Cee, Pac's first manager Leila Steinberg, music journalist Toure and others. The trailer, obtained by TMZ, paints a vivid picture of Pac's last breaths on his deathbed in a Las Vegas hospital ... his finger shot off and nodding that he knew who did this to him. A must watch for any 2Pac fan. (TMZ)

ABC 'fuming' Strahan won't end vacation for hurricane coverage. ABC brass are fuming at Michael Strahan, sources say, after the Houston native and "Good Morning America" anchor did not cut his vacation short to return and cover the Hurricane Harvey disaster. A source told Page Six: "ABC News asked Strahan to come home from his vacation. He's from Houston. But he refused and is still floating around on a yacht in Greece somewhere. ABC is really upset with him." Another source said that ABC staffers "just cannot believe he didn't come back." But Michael Corn, senior executive producer of "GMA" told us, "I spoke with [Strahan] every day. Michael was very clear he wanted to be part of the coverage, and we decided the best plan was for him to lead the charge covering the recovery." Strahan's rep further said, "They did not ask him to come back. He's been in direct contact with his family -- and thankfully they are doing fine. He is headed [to Houston] next week and will help in any way that he can." Miffing colleagues even more, Strahan was on the second week of his yacht vacation, sources said, having recently gone on a safari. "GMA" vet Robin Roberts returned from her end-of-summer getaway to cover the tragedy. We hear Roberts was not asked to return, but did so voluntarily. At other networks, Anderson Cooper was reportedly scheduled to be off all week at CNN, but anchored his show from Houston on Wednesday. Strahan's vacation ends Monday, and we hear he'll be in Houston next week for ABC and "GMA" beginning Tuesday. He tweeted, "To my hometown of Houston and everyone there .?.?. I Love You and am praying for your safety. -- H-TOWN LOVE!" Reports say he'll host an upcoming telethon for Harvey victims with stars Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon and Blake Shelton. We reported earlier this year that Strahan has previously ruffled feathers by getting special attention when "others who have been working there longer don't get that kind of treatment." But a source groused, "That's just bulls?-?-?t." (PageSix)

True Detective Season 3 Is Officially Official and We Even Have A Setting. Season three of True Detective is finally a go. After months of speculation and even a time when there was a star but not yet an official show, another installment of True Detective is officially in the works, written largely by creator Nic Pizzolatto with some input from Deadwood creator David Milch. Mahershala Ali will star as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas, in a story about a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods, meaning we might be heading back to the season one format of skipping through time. No other cast members have been announced. (Eonline)

Dancing With the Stars: Derek Fisher, Paralympic Swimmer Victoria Arlen and Shark Tank Star Join Season 25. Dancing With the Stars has found three more of its season 25 stars. Former NBA star Derek Fisher, Shark Tank shark Barbara Corcoran and former Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen are set to join the cast for the upcoming season when it premieres on Monday, Sept. 18, sources tell E! News. ABC does not comment or confirm casting rumors ahead of the official cast reveal on Good Morning America on Sept. 6, but Property Brothers star Drew Scott was officially announced as the first star on Wednesday. Back in June, Derek, a former Lakers champion and the ex-head coach of the New York Knicks, was arrested on suspicion of DUI charges in California after flipping his car while driving on the freeway with his girlfriend, Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan. Barbara is one of the investors on ABC's hit show Shark Tank, and has been with the show for all eight seasons. The businesswoman isn't the first of ABC's Sharks to compete on DWTS, as Robert Herjavec was part of the season 20 cast, and while he didn't win the mirrorball trophy, he landed himself a wife in pro partner Kym Johnson. Victoria, 22, is a former Paralympian swimmer who currently works as TV personality for ESPN. Victoria then "10 years in a wheelchair paralyzed from the waist down," she wrote in a piece for ESPN, before competing with the USA Paralympic swim team at the London Games, taking home three silver medals and a gold medal. Victoria began walking in 2015, before finally taking her first step without the assistance of a crutch in 2016, writing, "I haven't stopped since." According to E! News' sources, here is the list of celeb contestants so far: Married couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Total Bellas and Total Divas star Nikki Bella, Grease Live fan-favorite Jordan Fisher, and Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz. While the roster of stars won't be officially announced until next week, the line-up of professional dancers was announced on Good Morning America. Mark Ballas, who is set to return after taking three seasons off, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Sharna Burgess, and Alan Bersten. While Emma was officially announced as Drew's partner, sources tell E! News married couple Maks and Peta will be paired with Vanessa and Nick, while Val will dance with Victoria. Our insiders also revealed Lindsay will compete with Jordan, and Keo will lead Barbara. The cast will officially be announced live on Good Morning America on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)


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