Mean Girls Star Lizzy Caplan Marries Tom Riley in Italy. Get in loser, we're going to Lizzy Caplan's wedding! The Mean Girls and Masters of Sex star is now officially married to Tom Riley, her rep confirmed to E! News. Lizzy and Tom gathered their closest family and friends for an intimate affair in Ravello, Italy this weekend. "This one seems fertile," Riley wrote on Instagram from the Villa Cimbrone Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. "She shall make a satisfactory first wife." The newly minted husband and wife confirmed their engagement in July 2016, six months after Caplan and the British actor made their red carpet debut as an official couple. This marks the first marriage for both Lizzy and Tom. By Hollywood standards, this pair prefers to keep most relationship details under lock and key aside from a few public appearances here and there. Caplan and Riley stepped out in July for the Queen's Club Tennis Championships in London, where the Kill Your Friends star took the opportunity to gush over his leading lady with a birthday message. "Happy Birthday to my forever mancrush Monday," Riley joked on Instagram. "A girl whose fake laugh game humbles and inspires me. She was truly miserable in this picture but you would NEVER KNOW and it's that kind of ability to suppress emotion that will serve us well in our life together. #mcm" So what's next for these newlyweds? After what's sure to be a lovely honeymoon, perhaps planning for children is in the cards. Lizzy previously opened up about her aspirations to start a family in a 2014 interview with Elle. According to Caplan, "I actually romanticize the idea of a stay-at-home dad. Partly because I think that's a very sexy thing, but also because if there are two working actors and both of them get a job and they have a baby, the woman is going to stay with the baby. I see it all the time. It just seems very unfair." "I don't want it to be an assumption that I will be the one to stay home and raise the kids," she explained. "Now, I could have kids and want to do that, I have no idea -- but from where I sit now, that does not sound all that appealing to me. I really want kids, and I want to be fully involved in their lives, but I don't want to sacrifice my own goals to be a mother." As always, congratulations to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Lady Gaga Says She's "in Love" With Boyfriend Christian Carino. Lady Gaga is using the "L" word. When it comes to beau Christian Carino, it sounds like Mother Monster is totally smitten and isn't keeping it a secret. After roughly eight months of dating, the pop star and her talent agent boyfriend are heating up, signaled in part by Gaga's word choice during her concert at Citi Field in New York City last week. Though her concert was interrupted by a downpour, Gaga went on with her show as her right-hand man cautiously kept watch. "When I went backstage, Christian was by the stairs making sure I was OK," the songstress said, as reported by Page Six. "The best part about being in love with someone is having them there to catch you if you fall." Considering the star has not spoken about her romance at great length, the comment is a significant one. Meanwhile, July marked a year since the star and her ex-fiance Taylor Kinney broke off their engagement in 2016 after several years of dating and more than a year of being engaged. However, Gaga later clarified that they were "taking a break." "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other." Six months later, signals flared that the Grammy winner had a new man in her life after she was spotted kissing Carino during Super Bowl weekend. A month later, Carino was at Gaga's side as she rang in her 31st birthday and earlier this summer, the two headed to the Hamptons for a low-key June getaway. Though it seems like the star is happy in her new relationship, her ex is still rooting her on. To the excitement of some fans, Kinney was spotted in the audience of her Chicago show last week and, according to one fan's tweet, later went backstage. (Eonline)

John Legend Reveals He Tried to Break Up With Chrissy Teigen Years Ago and She Was Not Having It. Even #couplegoals couples have trying times! John Legend revealed that years ago he tried to dump his then-girlfriend/now-wife Chrissy Teigen -- and she pretty much just shut him down. The 38-year-old crooner admitted that their "breakup" lasted a whopping hour and a half. That's 90 minutes too long if you ask us! "I was really stressed and busy," John told the funny (to us) story to The Guardian. "I was just like: 'I'd just be happier single right now,' and she was like: 'No.'" Yeah, not so much, John... A few hours after her hubby's interview hit, the outspoken lady, who has been with the singer for over a decade, took to Twitter to respond. The 31-year-old shared a link to the break-up story with a laugh-crying emoji and the caption, "11 years later, baby." Good to see that the good-humored gal still has a good sense of humor about her man's past mistake. Chrissy, who shares daughter Luna Legend with her husband since 2013, also tweeted, "It wasn't a a typical breakup. He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything and so yeah, I was like 'no.'" Good thing! Or else the Internet would be lacking one of Hollywood's most fun-loving couples! In addition to admitting he had the audacity to dump the model, John did gush about how his wife inspires him. "She pushes me to be funnier, not because she's trying to, I think it's just being around her. And to be bolder," he said. In 2013, the duo had a lavish wedding ceremony in Lake Como, Italy. Prior to their extravagant affair, the two were actually wed in a secret courthouse wedding in New York City. But for their big event in Europe, Chrissy had three dresses for the wedding and ceremony, telling E! News, "Every time I went in [to Vera Wang] for a fitting, I couldn't stop getting one." She first wore an ivory strapless open back, V-neck ball gown with lifted tulle skirt and tiered flange, with hand-cut petal embroidered detail for the actual ceremony, before changing into a mermaid ivory gown that had a micro-pleated bodice and sheared organza full skirt for the reception, and then later switched up her look again for the after party, donning a crimson strapless mermaid gown. (Eonline)

Pregnant Daphne Oz Celebrates the End of Summer in a Ruffled Pink Bikini as She Enters Third Trimester. Bye, bye summer! Daphne Oz showed off her growing baby bump on Monday when she posted a photo of herself enjoying the final days of summer at the beach. The mom-to-be, 31, took to Instagram to share the adorable photo, which showcased her sporting a cute ruffled and pink bikini as she cradled her bump. "Bye, summer. bye, second trimester. hello, sweater weather!! #happylaborday#27weeks," she captioned the image, which was shared on Labor Day. Oz confirmed her pregnancy back in June on her Instagram page, when she shared a sweet shot of herself sharing a kiss with husband John Jovanovic. "Party of 5!! John and I are overjoyed to be adding to our family with a baby girl later this winter," she wrote alongside the photo. The pair are already parents to daughter Philomena Bijou, 3, and son Jovan Jr., 1. "Philo and JJ will be the best big siblings!!" Oz wrote in her caption while also noting the rumors about her pregnancy. During a fun segment on The Chew, Oz took her turn decoding a common phrase. "That sangria looks so good, but I'm on a cleanse this week," she said. "Essentially, I'm pregnant ... but really, I'm pregnant!" Oz, a New York Times bestselling author, is the oldest child of television physician Dr. Mehmet Oz and recently became a brand ambassador for Dress Barn. (People)

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky Take Romance Public at Venice Film Festival. Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky are film-festival official. The Oscar-winning actress, 27, and the director, 48, stepped out for the Venice Film Festival photocall of mother! -- Aronofsky's latest thriller, with Lawrence as its tortured star. The outing comes a year after the duo were first spotted together enjoying lunch last August after working on the drama. The couple posed alongside Michelle Pfieffer and Javier Bardem, who also star in the film. A source recently told PEOPLE that the romance is going strong. "They have a very good relationship that is serious in the sense that they are on the same wavelength," a source close to Lawrence said. "They respect each other in the most important ways and have many of the same interests. She is comfortable with him and in awe of his brilliance and talent." Jennifer Lawrence's Boyfriend Darren Aronofsky Raves About Her Acting in New Film 'Mother!' Jennifer Lawrence's New Movie "Mother!" Hits Theaters September 15th. While the director is keeping audiences in the dark about the details of mother!, which opens Sept. 15, he hasn't been shy about praising his leading lady's performance. Aronofsky talked to Vulture about trusting Lawrence to bring his vision to life and how much she surprised him with her ability on set. "During the big climax of the movie... she really went there," he said. "The producers were freaking out. We had to sort of calm it down and then go for it again. And the thing is, there's so much ability there that somehow she can summon it again and again." (People)

Meghan Markle Just Used The L-Word About Her Beau Prince Harry! Squeeee! She's getting her fairytale ending!! Actress and activist Meghan Markle rarely opens up about her romance with Prince Harry -- so we were shocked to see her spill it all to Vanity Fair for their October issue. Especially using the L-word! The couple, who met in London through friends in July 2016, have been riddled with tabloid fodder since they first became public knowledge. While it would probably stress most California girls out, Meghan has a level head and a great way of dealing with outside noise. She shared: "I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it's really simple. We're two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people's perception. Nothing about me changed. I'm still the same person that I am, and I've never defined myself by my relationship." And while she was a known actress appearing in movies and television, the Suits star has been thrust into the spotlight this past year. On newfound world-wide fame, she noted: "It has its challenges, and it comes in waves -- some days it can feel more challenging than others. And right out of the gate it was surprising the way things changed. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend's support." Aww! While no royal proposal is in sight, it's definitely been widely speculated. And we think she feels the pressure, but clearly wants herself and Harry to savor what they've got right now: "We're a couple. We're in love. I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It's part of what makes it so special, that it's just ours. But we're happy. Personally, I love a great love story." (Perez Hilton)

R&B singer Keke Wyatt was drowning in her tears as she revealed her husband's plans to drop her while 8 months pregnant ... after he allegedly cheated. Keke, who once starred on "R&B Divas: Atlanta," posted her meltdown Tuesday. She and Michael Ford have been married since 2010. She says Michael decided he wanted out because of trust issues, but she's calling BS. She says she's dealing with a lot -- besides being pregnant, her first child with Ford has been in and out of the hospital fighting cancer. Now the divorce. Keke regained her composure and fired off a message to Mike's alleged side chicks. If her version of the story is accurate ... sounds like she's better off without him. (TMZ)

Sharon Osbourne Slams Kim Kardashian West's Nude Selfies: 'That's Not Feminism'. Sharon Osbourne and Kim Kardashian West have two very different perspectives on feminism. In a new interview with The Telegraph, The Talk host criticized the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star's reasoning for posting nude or semi-nude selfies. "Kim says she's doing everything in the name of feminism, but that's not feminism!" Osbourne, 64, said of Kardashian West, 36. "Those girls live off their bodies, half of L.A. has been through them and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress. And listen: God bless them," Osbourne continued. Osbourne admitted that Kardashian West has the freedom to show off her body on social media but said she shouldn't be praised as a feminist for exposing herself. "If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that's not feminism, that's being a ho," Osbourne added. "And there's nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are." She's at It Again! Kim Kardashian Posts Another Nude Pic After Hitting Back at Critics in Epic Twitter Rant Kim Kardashian West is feeling liberated- again The Kimoji creator's own views on feminism have changed: She posted a personal essay on her website and app titled "Why I Don't Label Myself a Feminist" last August. "For me, feminist is someone who advocates for the civil and social rights and liberties of all people, regardless of their gender; anyone who believes that women should have the same choices and opportunities as men when it comes to education and employment, their bodies and their lifestyles," Kardashian West wrote. "Of course I want these things! I'm all about empowering and uplifting women." "Obviously, there are things about me that people might say make me a feminist: I work hard, I make my own money, I'm comfortable and confident in my own skin, and I encourage women to be open and honest about their sexuality, and to embrace their beauty and their bodies," she wrote. "But why do we have to put labels on things? You're Republican, you're Democrat, you're bisexual, you're plus-size, you're poor, you're a criminal, you're a mother, you're a feminist. I'm a human being, and I have thoughts, feelings and opinions about a lot of different things." Kim Kardashian West Gets Oiled Up for Another Racy Snapchat Session The 35-year-old reality star and mother-of-two got oiled up in a strapless nude two-piece bikini, showing off her famous curves for the camera But the reality star's perspective appears to have shifted. In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, the E! personality said she's a feminist at her core. "I said once before that I'm not really a feminist," she told the publication. "But I feel I do a lot more than people that claim that they're feminist," she continued. "To clarify what I said before: I feel in my soul I'm a feminist. I just don't need labels to make me feel or know what I am inside." (People)

Maria Menounos is looking like a million bucks just a few months after brain surgery ... and she thanks her fiance and Sylvester Stallone for making it happen. We got Maria out in NYC with her boo, Keven Undergaro, and she tells us she's happy, healthy and cancer-free ... enjoying living in the moment. Our guy asked her what's helped her recovery process and, along with her man ... she gives major props to another inspiring dude -- Rocky Balboa. As we reported ... the E! News anchor left her gig after discovering she had a brain tumor and had surgery to remove it. Maria tells us her mom -- who's battling brain cancer herself -- is also doing well ... which is awesome. Keep moving forward, ladies!!! (TMZ)

Did a 'Mommy Makeover' Plastic Surgery Procedure Lead to Brandi Redmond's Miscarriage? Real Housewives of Dallas star Brandi Redmond is opening up more about the miscarriage she suffered -- and a plastic surgery procedure she worries might have led to it. On Monday's all-new episode, the 39-year-old former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and her husband Bryan Redmond went to see OB/GYN Dr. Holt to check in about Brandi's fertility. "I've been having baby fever in a major way," said Brandi, who already is a mother to young daughters Brooklyn and Brinkley. "Bryan is the only boy in his family. So it would mean a lot to him to have a little boy to carry on his name." While at the doctor, Brandi revealed that a year prior, she underwent the "mommy makeover" -- a popular cosmetic surgery that addresses a woman's post-pregnancy body issues by (typically) combining a tummy tuck, fat and stretch mark removal and breast lift, augmentation or enhancement in a single surgery. Mama June Opens Up About the Grisly Side of Gastric Sleeve Surgery While her new body may look great. some of the side effects of Mama June's gastric sleeve surgery were not pretty at all. "With my mommy makeover, my core of my stomach was separated," Brandi explained. "So they sewed it back together very tightly, and I was made aware that if I were to have another pregnancy, that baby may not be able to grow to full term." Months after the surgery, Brandi learned she was pregnant while on vacation in Florida. An ultrasound at a local medical center revealed she had miscarried, the baby's heartbeat undetectable. "I feel like I just blame myself doing the mommy makeover," Brandi said in tears. Dr. Holt did her best to comfort Brandi, telling the Dallas Housewife that the surgery likely did not have anything to do with her miscarriage. "I wouldn't blame yourself at all," she said. "Tons of people get pregnant after mommy makeover without any problems whatsoever. While you're here, if you wanted to see your fertility potential, then we're able to do that for you." Brandi appeared to feel better but still worried about the health risks of having another child. "If I were to get pregnant, it's scary just because of all of the possibilities that come with it," she said. "I might have another miscarriage or I might have a child that's a preemie. So all of those things, they weigh heavily on me." The Real Housewives of Dallas airs Mondays (10 p.m. ET) on Bravo. (People)

Toni Basil's hit music video for "Mickey" got jacked by JibJab so they could use it to cash in on their musical e-cards ... according to a new lawsuit filed by the singer. According to the docs ... JibJab never checked to see who owned the music when it unveiled a "Mickey" promo vid in February 2017 that used Toni's voice, image and likeness. She also claims JibJab used the "Mickey" e-card as a promo ad to get customers to subscribe to its other products and services. Translation -- it was a moneymaker. Basil says she's become "despondent and physically ill" over this, and now suffers from sleep deprivation, nightmares and anxiety. She's suing for damages and lost profits, and wants extra for her emotional distress. JibJab claims it did obtain a license for the video, but honored her request to take it down once it learned she was in a separate dispute over the rights ... and will address her allegations in court if needed. (TMZ)


Kate Middleton Awarded $119,000 in Damages After French Tabloid Published Topless Photos in 2012. A French court has granted £91,700 in punitive damages to Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton five years after topless photos of her were published in a French magazine. In 2012, French magazine Closer published topless shots of the duchess taken while she was on vacation with her royal husband, Prince William, in Provence, France at a chateau owned by Queen Elizabeth II's nephew, Lord Linley. On Tuesday, a court in Nanterre, France ordered the magazine to pay the amount, which equates to roughly $120,000, after ruling the images had breached the couple's privacy. All six defendants in the trial, which began in May, were convicted of charges related to the images. Judge Florence Lasserre-Jeannin instructed regional newspaper La Provence, which printed additional non-nude images of Middleton in swimwear, to pay €3,000 in damages. Meanwhile, Ernesto Mauri, Mondadori group chief executive, which produces Closer, received a maximum fine of €45,000 for using a document obtained by breach of privacy. Laurence Pieau, the magazine's editor in France, was also fined €45,000 after being found to be complicit with the publication. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased that the court has found in their favour and the matter is now closed," a Kensington Palace spokesperson said in a statement. "This incident was a serious breach of privacy, and Their Royal Highnesses felt it essential to pursue all legal remedies. They wished to make the point strongly that this kind of unjustified intrusion should not happen." The chief executive for Bauer Media, brand owner of Closer, denounced the choice to publish the photos at the time. "We have complained in the strongest terms to the licensee of Closer France over the publication by them of photographs of their Royal Highnesses, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge," Bauer Media chief executive Paul Keenan said in a statement posted on Closer's website. "We deplore the publication of these intrusive and offensive pictures and have asked that Closer France takes these pictures down immediately from its website and desist from publishing any further pictures. Bauer Media and Closer UK regards publication of these photographs as a gross intrusion of their Royal Highnesses' privacy." At the start of the trial, Duchess Kate and Prince William's French barrister Jean Veil requested that the court grant £1.3 million (roughly $1.68 million) in punitive damages from Closer with an additional £42,000 from La Provence. "Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner," St. James Palace said in a statement to E! News at the time of the scandal. "The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so. Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them." (Eonline)

Selena Quintanilla's Relatives Among the Victims Of Hurricane Harvey. Late singer Selena Quintanilla's father, Abraham Quintanilla, announced on social media that his family is connected to one of the most tragic stories behind Hurricane Harvey. "The family that drowned in Houston, Texas, were related to me. Manuel Saldivar, his wife Belia and four of their grandkids, left their flooded house to go somewhere where there was safe. When they crossed a bridge, a wave of water swept the van and pushed them into the bayou. The driver was saved, but Manuel, his wife, and four grandkids drowned..." he wrote in a Facebook post. "Manuel's mother Carolina Was my father's 1st cousin. My condolences to their family // 2nd Corinthians Chapter 1 verse 3 says praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of Tender Mercies and the God of all comfort." The tragedy happened as Sammy Saldivar was trying to make his way to dry land. In the van with him were his parents, 84-year-old Manuel and 81-year-old Belia, and their great-grandchildren, who were between the ages of 16 to 8. Relatives told NBC News that Saldivar had just crossed a bridge over when the road dipped down and the vehicle was swept into the water. In a separate post, Quintanilla confirmed that his immediate family was safe, as well as the late Singer's museum. "Getting a lot of questions about the SELENA's Museum, everything is ok, no damage anywhere in the Q Productions building. Thanks for inquiring AQ," he wrote. To donate to the Red Cross' Hurricane Harvey relief fund, click here. Other organizations -- including Coalition for the Homeless, Houston Food Bank, Houston SPCA, Salvation Army and Save the Children -- are also accepting donations for relief efforts. (Eonline)

Angelina Jolie says she's nearly ready to return to acting after taking time off due to her dramatic split with Brad Pitt. Jolie screened her latest film as a director, "First They Killed My Father," at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, where she said during a Q&A: "Right now, I don't have anything to direct that I feel passionate about like this, so I'll do some acting. I've taken over a year off now, because of my family situation, to take care of my kids." She added, "When I feel it's time for me to go back to work, I'll be able to go back to work. I've been needed at home. I hope [to work again] in the months to come." (Page Six)

Scarlett Johansson and new boyfriend Colin Jost were seen kissing in the rain and dancing to a performance by Diana Ross at a starry Hamptons party. The new couple -- who, according to witnesses, "kissed outside and didn't care that it was raining" -- were among a host of big names at a Saturday bash thrown by Discovery Communications chief David Zaslav and wife Pam at their East Hampton home. Their annual Labor Day party -- which brings together the illuminati of the worlds of media, TV, music and business -- usually includes a bonfire and bars on the beach, but this year, the rain put a stop to that. Zaslav, Jon Bon Jovi, Bob Kraft and Jimmy Buffett, plus all the bartenders, got soaked during a sudden downpour before the bar was shut down. Meanwhile, under a huge tent, Ross was the surprise performer, singing her hits to the delight of guests including Gayle King and Katie Couric, who were dancing up front. Later, Couric joined Ross onstage, along with Joy Behar and Maria Bartiromo. Others at the bash included CBS's Les Moonves, NBC's Andy Lack, CNN's Jeff Zucker and network star Don Lemon, along with "Good Morning America's" George Stephanopoulos and "Today" anchors Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer. Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein was also there, as was Martha Stewart, LionTree's Aryeh Bourkoff, Harry Connick Jr. and Boris Becker (on crutches). Andrew Cuomo was seen huddling with Sen. Chuck Schumer, while Robert De Niro wasn't seen at all, apparently deciding to hide from other guests. (Page Six)

Taylor Swift is horning in on the life of Kylie Jenner in a big way ... by taking up a bigger billboard than hers, right across the street. A new billboard featuring Taylor's mug promoting her new single, "Look What You Made Me Do," has moved in across the street from a "Life of Kylie" billboard 50 feet away on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega in WeHo. By the looks on their faces ... we'd say Taylor's got more to prove here -- and more turf to claim in this epic billboard face-off. Taylor isn't known to have beef with Kylie personally, but we all know she's not on good terms with Kim and Kanye ... and probably, by extension, the whole Kardashian clan. How about picking on someone your own size, Tay? (TMZ)

There's more to that Jay Cutler butt pic than meets the (brown) eye ... so says Kristin Cavallari! Turns out, the famous Jay Butt-ler pic was taken during an outing to a nude beach during a romantic trip to Mexico back in March. Cavallari told the story to our friends at TooFab ... saying they got caught up in the moment and figured, "When in Rome ..." KC says she still can't believe the Miami Dolphins QB let her post the photo on social media! TooFab also asked how the family felt about Jay's new 1-year contract with the Fins and if he plans on playing next year! Make sure to check out the rest of Kristin's interview about her jewelry line, Uncommon James, on TooFab! (TMZ)


Lil Wayne's daughter says he's 'doing fine' after reports of seizures. Lil Wayne's daughter took to Twitter to give fans an update after the rapper was reportedly hospitalized after suffering multiple seizures in Chicago on Sunday. "My dad is doing fine everyone!" 18-year-old Reginae Carter wrote on Twitter Monday afternoon. "Thanks for the concerns you guys are amazing." She quipped in another tweet, "Oh yeah ... & don't believe everything you hear." TMZ reported that Lil Wayne, 34, was taken to the hospital after he was found unconscious in his hotel room. His rep confirmed the news to the gossip site and said that the rap star had to cancel his Las Vegas show on Sunday. Lil Wayne, who is epileptic, has suffered seizures in the past. In 2016, he had to cancel another Vegas show due to a similar incident. (PageSix)

HARD founder Gary Richards Joins Randy Phillips at LiveStyle. It's official: HARD founder Gary Richards has joined LiveStyle, where he takes duties as president of the EDM promoter's North America activities. Richards, who DJs under the moniker Destructo, founded HARD Events in 2007 and has spent the past decade creating and curating the company's lineup of parties, which include the festivals HARD Summer, HARD Day of the Dead, and the Holy Ship cruise. In 2012, Live Nation acquired HARD Events and Richards stayed on until August of this year, when he confirmed that his relationship with the live entertainment giant had ended. His jump to LiveStyle was the source of some conjecture at the time. Randy Phillips, president/CEO of LiveStyle, said Richards was the perfect fit for the company, which emerged out of the troubled electronic music powerhouse SFX Entertainment. "When Chuck Ciongoli and I took over the former SFX... we rebranded it LiveStyle to signal that a new vibrant business was emerging debt-free with some of the greatest assets in the live entertainment industry," comments Phillips, the former AEG Live chief who helped lead SFX out of bankruptcy. "To complete our executive suite," he adds, "we wanted to bring some real authenticity to the management of LiveStyle, and no single candidate to be the president of North America fulfills this role better than Gary Richards." Securing the talents of Richards was a "delayed goal" for Phillips who admits he tried to cut a deal with him 10 years ago when he was running AEG Live. "Not only is he an accomplished working DJ, he is a very astute businessman with an affinity to his fellow artists. With Gary on board, LiveStyle is prepared for creative and strategic growth in the years ahead." Richards intends to create new festival concepts and cruises with his new employers. "We will continue on the path that I created with the HARD and Holy Ship brands," he enthuses in a statement. (Billboard)

Taylor Swift On Track For Another Week Atop U.K. Singles Chart. Nothing is certain in this life (except, well, death and taxes) though it's a safe bet that Taylor Swift will rule the U.K. Singles Chart crown for a second week. "Look What You Made Me Do" (EMI), the first track lifted from Swift's forthcoming sixth album Reputation, has opened up a sizeable lead in the race to the chart title. It's comfortably No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart Update with a 3,000-plus combined sales advantage over former chart leader "New Rules" (Warner Bros) from Dua Lipa. Pink's "What About Us" (RCA), a chart-leader in Australia, is at No. 3 on the U.K. midweek chart while Justin Bieber and Bloodpop's "Friends" (Def Jam/Polydor/Republic) and James Hype's "More Than Friends" (Warner Bros) complete the top 5. Not satisfied with a lock on the lead position, Swift should get a second bite of the chart with "... Ready For It?" Though her latest Reputation track only became available on Sunday, it flies in at No. 25 after a single day. On the midweek albums chart, Irish pop-rock trio The Script races to the lead with their fifth studio album Freedom Child (Columbia). According to the Official Charts Company, Freedom Child is outperforming the second-placed album, LCD Soundsystem's comeback set American Dream (Columbia/DFA Recordings), by a ratio of two copies to one. British act (Orchestral Mavouevres in the Dark (OMD) open at No. 3 on the Chart Update with The Punishment of Luxury (100 Percent Records), for what could be their best performing album since 1991's Sailing On The Seven Seas (which peaked out at No. 3) while new releases from Mogwai, Jake Bugg, Newton Faulkner and Motorhead impact the midweek top 10. The OCC publishes its flagship singles and albums surveys late Friday. (Billboard)

Sam Smith Preps 'Too Good at Goodbyes' Single. Sam Smith is super excited about his upcoming single. You can tell from the look on his face in an Instagram post from Labor Day (Sept. 4), where he's smiling and sitting on a curb while holding up the cover art for "Too Good at Goodbyes," the first song from his upcoming follow-up to 2014's debut, In the Lonely Hour. "So excited for you to hear the new single," Smith wrote in the post. The title reveal came a few days after Smith began a billboard campaign teasing his new music in England and the U.S. (Billboard)

Miguel To Headline NFL Pop-Up Concert For New England Patriots In Boston: Exclusive. As football fans gas up their grills and apply warrior-style face paint in anticipation of the 2017-2018 NFL season, music fans also have a reason to join the huddle. As the culminating event of the NFL's "Random Acts of Kickoff" series, Billboard can exclusively reveal that Grammy-winning R&B crooner Miguel is set to perform live at a musical pop-up event in Boston this Thursday (Sep. 7) in honor of the New England Patriots' fifth Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons back in February. According to a NFL spokesperson, the event will also include appearances from past championship legends of the Patriots franchise. The event precedes Thursday night's season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium with kickoff time set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Attendees will have the chance to win tickets to the kickoff game later that night by registering on the NFL's Website and checking in at the concert. Prior to the start of the performance, guests in Columbus Park will also enjoy a special viewing of America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions, an NFL Films documentary narrated by Chris Evans that chronicles the team's road to championship glory. The free event, a part of 2017 NFL Kickoff driven by Hyundai, is open to the public at Boston's Christopher Columbus Park on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. ET. (Billboard)


Mariah Carey Gets Animated in New All I Want for Christmas Is You Movie Sneak Peek. All we want this Labor Day weekend is Mariah Carey. While millions of Americans are marking the unofficial end of summer, the "Obsessed" singer is trying to get fans in the holiday spirit with her latest social media post. In a new Instagram, Mariah introduced the animated character who will be playing her in the All I Want for Christmas Is You movie. "Meet Little Mariah! It was a dream come true helping to create this character in my upcoming animated movie," she shared with her followers. "Stay tuned... I've got a surprise coming your way soon! #ALLIWANTMOVIE @AllIWantMovie." In the image, Mariah goes for an all blue look while still rocking her signature blond locks. As for the shoes, we are totally getting Ugg vibes as she kneels down close to her puppy. Back in March, E! News confirmed that the Grammy winner was participating in a movie based solely upon her hit Christmas song. In a teaser for the flick, Mariah explained, "I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of my favorite Christmas song to new generations of families with my upcoming new animated movie, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You. You're the first to hear about this exciting news!" Speaking of the holiday season, fans in the U.K. were delighted to hear that that the singer will be performing her biggest Christmas hits this December at the Manchester Arena as well as the O2 Arena in London. And with her tour alongside Lionel Richie wrapping up, Mariah will also have plenty of time to spend with her twins who have experienced quite the memorable summer on the road. "#DemKids," the proud mom recently shared on Instagram while enjoying a break from performing. (Eonline)

Surprising plot for new 'James Bond' movie leaks. After Daniel Craig confirmed that he's signed on to return as James Bond for his fifth film in the franchise, there are already leaks about the planned plot for the film, which will have 007 married, sources exclusively tell Page Six. Craig did not confirm his return as the superspy until he revealed his decision on Stephen Colbert's show in August, but regular Bond screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis reportedly boarded the project back in March. The team's worked on Bond films including "Casino Royale," "Quantum of Solace," "Skyfall" and "Spectre," which they took over from a John Logan draft. A Hollywood insider tells us that in the film that's so far been dubbed "Bond 25": "Bond quits the secret service, and he's in love and gets married." The source continues that "his wife then gets killed," bringing Bond back into action. In the franchise's last film from 2015, "Spectre," Bond's love interest was Lea Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann -- who's (naturally) rescued by Bond just before the closing credits. But the source says that as the next film opens, they are in wedded bliss. "The film's like 'Taken' with Bond," says the source, who adds the suave spy is trying to avenge his wife's murder. It's unclear if the writers will rework the plot after the leak. Some fans have guessed that the world's most famous fictitious playboy could tie the knot in the next installment. One blog, Inverse.com, pointed out that "Ian Fleming constantly had Bond thinking about settling down in his original books," and, "In both the book and film versions of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service,' Bond is married to Tracy Draco, only to have her brutally murdered by [Bond archnemesis] Blofeld in the final, and tragic, denouement." Draco was played in the film by Diana Rigg -- a?k?a Olenna Tyrell from "Game of Thrones." "Bond 25" has a Nov. 8, 2019, release date. Variety reported that Yann Demange (whose name already sounds like a Bond baddie) is the frontrunner to direct. Craig has said that the film will be his last: "I just want to go out on a high note." (PageSix)

Irish novelist's 1st book in 16 years already tabbed for film adaptation. Northern Irish novelist Bernard MacLaverty's first novel in 16 years, "Midwinter Break," was nabbed for film adaptation soon after its Aug. 22 release date. John Crowley -- who directed another Irish literary adaptation, "Brooklyn," in 2015 -- will direct "Break" with MacLaverty writing the screenplay for Film4 and producer Guy Heely, Deadline reported. (PageSix)

Gene Simmons is getting into the movie business. Kiss rock legend Gene Simmons is getting into the movie business. A source tells Page Six that Simmons is inking a deal with the Beverly Hills, Calif., and Sydney-based film sales and finance company Arclight Films. Arclight is backing Paul Schrader's film "First Reformed," with Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, at the Venice Film Festival. The company's also behind an upcoming remake of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob" that will star Samuel L. Jackson. Simmons produced the recent Wesley Snipes film, "Armed Response," with WWE Studios, which was his first narrative film as a producer since the 1999 Kiss-centered "Detriot Rock City." He's also been exec producer of his A&E reality show, "Gene Simmons: Family Jewels," and "My Dad the Rock Star." Reps did not immediately get back to us. (PageSix)


Terrell Owens Joins Dancing With the Stars Season 25 With Cheryl Burke. Terrell Owens is going Dancing. The footballer is making a go for the mirrorball trophy on Dancing With the Stars season 25 with returning pro dancer Cheryl Burke. The pair made their debut on the Tuesday, Sept. 5 episode Good Morning America where George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer interviewed them. "He's got some rhythm," Burke teased. "Just the rhythm is not the issue, just really trying to incorporate everything she's teaching," Owens said about the challenges he's preparing to face. "Really going to let her take the lead and I'll follow." Is he prepared for Burke to crack the whip? She's recently been coaching on Dance Moms and has taken home the top Dancing With the Stars prize two times. "Yeah, I mean if I can handle Bill Parcells I can handle Cheryl," he joked. Why now? "I think the timing just came about at the right time," Owens said, noting he had a number of things he was weighing. "I didn't have much going on at the moment... when they said Cheryl would probably be my partner, I said 'OK, cool. Checkmark.'" Burke last appeared in Dancing With the Stars season 23 where she was partnered with Ryan Lochte. She has experience handling other pro football players having previously danced with Chad Ochocinco and Emmitt Smith. "It's 7 days a week. There's no time off," Burke said about their rigorous schedule. "We really just have to stay focused... I think it is kind of similar I think to training for football except you'll be wearing lots of sparkles and ruffles." So far just Drew Scott of Property Brothers fame has been confirmed by ABC, but E! News has reported several other names including Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher.

American Horror Story: Cult May Not Be What You Think It Is. Are you afraid of bees? Clowns straight out of Hot Topic? White people in sombreros? Wasted bottles of rose? Beautiful but creepy middle upper class homes? Reliving the night of the 2016 election??? If you answered yes or no or maybe to any of those questions, American Horror Story: Cult may or may not be for you. If you giggled at any or all of those questions, it's definitely for you. The first thing you need to know about American Horror Story: Cult is that it's not the show you think it is, and the second thing you need to know about it is that it's hilarious. Sarah Paulson throws bottles of rose at clowns having sex on top of produce. Billy Eichner and Leslie Grossman are presidents of the Nicole Kidman fan club (Have you seen Big Little Lies though??). People get brutally murdered by clowns (LOL). Cult does begin with the results of the 2016 presidential election. Ally (Paulson), her wife Ivy (Alison Pill), and their multicultural friends are all screaming and crying in their very nice living room as Trump wins. Kai (Evan Peters) is humping his TV in celebration of the revolution in the basement. His millennial sister Winter (Billie Lourd) is upstairs nearly in tears. Soon, Ally is possessed by the phobias she thought she had conquered back in college, and both she and her son are seeing clowns everywhere. Lucky or not for all of us, these aren't your typical demented birthday party clowns. These clowns look like they belong to some kind of secret and murdery goth society that learned how to make masks by watching Floop's Fooglies (the creepy TV show from Spy Kids, obviously). As Ally's fears completely take over and other people start to become afraid of her, Kai is always there with a smile and a "have a nice day," and given that we already know Kai becomes a cult leader (and that Peters is playing multiple cult leaders this season), it's not hard to see what's going to happen next. The best and the worst thing about all of it is that it's scary in a way this show has never really been before. There's not a single supernatural element happening here (so far according to what we've seen, and at all, according to Ryan Murphy), which almost makes it scarier. Every scare is either human or a fear-enhanced hallucination, and you can't always tell which one it is. You begin to really feel Ally's phobias, even when you don't share them. Clusters of holes have never scared us before, but through Ally's eyes, they become terrifying. This isn't ghosts or aliens or witches or ancient spirits -- it's real, relatable, and all the more horrific because of it. And as for the politics, whichever side of the spectrum you're on, there's something to relate to and something to laugh at here. The show isn't actually about politics or what actually happened in 2016, but it's more about the heightened state we all find ourselves in after such a divisive election. Sure, Evan Peters does take a moment to smear blended Cheetos (er, generic cheese puffs) all over his face before working on his presidential impression in the mirror, but who hasn't been tempted to do that at least once this year? American Horror Story: Cult airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX. (Eonline)

The Magic School Bus Rides Again With Lily Tomlin, Kate McKinnon and a Lin-Manuel Miranda Theme Song. The Magic School Bus is back! Netflix's long-awaited revival of the classic kids series has its first trailer and it features none other than Lily Tomlin's Ms Frizzle (now Professor Frizzle) handing over the Bus keys to Kate McKinnon's Fiona Frizzle, the new Ms Frizzle in town, all to the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Yep, the Tony winner is providing the new theme song to The Magic School Bus Rides Again, the new re-imagining. In the new series, set to premiere September 29 on Netflix, the new Ms Frizzle takes over the Walkerville School classroom for another go of adventures. In a press release, Netflix assured viewers the new Frizzle "shares her sister's zany ways and passion for science." Don't worry, Liz is still around. Field trips in the new season include going into the clouds, across the internet, riding the continents and going into the depths of the Sun. The original series, which is based on the books by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, aired for four seasons, producing 52 episodes between 1994 and 1997. Netflix's reboot was announced in 2014. Netflix is also rebooting Carmen Sandiego with Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez taking over the role. (Eonline)

Below Deck's Captain Lee Rosbach Reveals the Craziest Charter Guest Demands Ever. With 25 years in the luxury yachting industry under his belt, Captain Lee Rosbach -- star of Bravo's Below Deck -- has seen a lot. But certain charter guest demands stand out as more outrageous than others. Speaking exclusively with E! News on the eve of Below Deck's Season 5 premiere, he's opening up about some of the craziest requests his mega-rich clients have insisted on -- and how he handled them. "One time we had to spend about $5,000 to fly a dead pig in from New Zealand," he says. "You wouldn't believe what it was like getting this pig in on a day's notice. But the charter guest was in his 90s and this was the kind of pig his family ate every year, so we made it happen for him." "Most of my charters have been great, but when things do go pear-shaped, the wheels come off quickly," Lee says. "I once worked with a guy whose best friend was a real playboy. When we'd dock, we'd link their boats together so they could party. One time I saw his friend's fiancee strolling up to the dock when I knew the friend was busy with another woman. I let the other captain know trouble was about 250 feet away, so whatever he was doing, he needed to do it fast. Next thing I know a deckhand is pulling the other woman through the hatch of the VIP suite and she escapes unseen." There are certain hi-jinks, however, Lee won't tolerate -- no matter how much a guest is paying. "I kicked a group of charter guests off for drugs. That's not to say I haven't had guests on board that have used drugs, but these people were being very obvious in their consumption. I terminated the charter and told them they would not be getting a refund. Then I had the authorities bring a drug dog on board to give us a clean bill so we could proceed with the rest of the season. When I told them they were like, 'Are you serious?' I told them I was as serious as a heart attack. Mic drop." And while Captain Lee may not have mellowed as the years have gone by, he has embraced his new status as a 60-something year-old sex symbol. "I certainly don't consider myself one," he says, "but I am very flattered by the attention I get from fans. My wife finds it especially amusing. We were at the Winterfest white party last year -- one of the biggest formal events of the year -- and my wife had gotten up to use the restroom. While she was gone a few fans came over to meet me and get their pictures taken. When she got back, a woman said to her, 'Are you in line?' My wife replied, 'After 42 years, I don't have to stand in line.'" Season 5 of Below Deck premieres Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. on Bravo. (Eonline)

Why are we all so bloody obsessed with serial killers? The trailer for Mindhunter has been released and we're already hooked. Of course we are, it's about murderers. Bookworm, film fan, telly addict. Special skill: I can recite the whole of Spaceballs. Netflix has released the first trailer for new series Mindhunter that drops all ten episodes on the streaming service on October 13. The show is produced by House of Cards' David Fincher (as well as Charlize Theron), and the trailer shows two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany), interviewing captured 'serial killers' (considered brand new terminology in 1979 when the show is set) to work out what makes them tick, and then passing on what they've learned to local policemen to help them with future murder cases. A mugshot of Charles Manson and magazine cover featuring The Son of Sam flash up as a voiceover explains what they're trying to achieve by fraternising with brutal murderers. And everyone's reaction in the Glamour office was something like this: OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH On BBC1, Rellik starts in September, created by the team behind the highly successful The Missing, and telling the story of a serial killer in reverse, starting with his capture and then travelling backwards to the beginning of his crimes. Then later this year, My Friend Dahmer, the story of notorious American serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, hits the cinema. It shows the teenage outsider during his high school years, before he went on to murder 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991. He was also known as the 'Milwaukee Cannibal'. They're all on our Watch Next lists, but what is it about a documentary (Making a Murderer, The Keepers), a TV show (Broadchurch, The Fall), a podcast (Serial, Accused), or a feature film (Silence of the Lambs) about horrific, brutal killers that has us hooked? Are we just a nation of sickos? No (phew), says leading psychologist Jo Hemmings. "Much of it is about the thrill and the excitement that we crave in order to get that stimulating burst of adrenaline – it's a hormone that is both powerful and addictive," she says. "There's a euphoria to watching something so extreme and often brutal that is so far removed from our own everyday life. The addictive nature of adrenaline makes us feel compelled to watch more-while we remain both fascinated and yet uncomprehending. It also feeds our darkest fears, yet in a way which we can control at will but switching off or watching something else." Er, except we can't seem to stop ourselves from rolling onto the next episode, no matter how much we've had the bejesus scared out of us. Apparently, that's not weird either. "I don't know of any studies on it, but I would think that this combo probably creates one of the likeliest scenarios for binge watching a series," says Jo. So, relax everyone, we're TOTALLY normal. (British Glamour)

'Narcos': What That Open-Ended Finale Means for Pedro Pascal in Season 4. The blow will go on, but perhaps without its leading man. 'Narcos' showrunner Eric Newman talks to THR about the third season and where it will take the show in season four. [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the entire third season of Netflix's Narcos.] Narcos has amassed many victims, but one unsuspecting star has joined the long list after season three. Javier Pena, played by leading man Pedro Pascal, emerged a defeated man in the finale of the Netflix drug cartel series' latest season, which released in full on Sept. 1. After waging what seemed like a futile war against a corrupt Cali -- defying all orders and Colombian due process along the way -- Pena succeeded in putting all four of the Cali godfathers behind bars. The Rodriguez brothers Gilberto (Damian Alcazar) and Miguel (Francisco Denis) remain in prison today, after being extradited to the U.S. to serve life sentences. Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann) was murdered in prison in an act of cartel vengeance and Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote) was killed shortly after escaping his cell. But along the way, Pena discovered just how deep the corrupt ties run when uncovering that Cali bought the presidency in 1994 and that his U.S. Ambassador boss, along with the CIA, knew about it. If it weren't for the story going public in the press, the godfathers would have eventually walked. In the final moments of the season, it's clear that the layers upon layers of deception appear too large for Pena to bear when the war again shifts, this time to Colombia's successors: Mexico. Called the "real enemy" by his DEA colleague, Pena is asked, "What else is a guy like you going to do?" Still, Pena submits his resignation and returns home to Texas, where he then witnesses a boat of smugglers bringing what can only be assumed to be cocaine into the U.S. "You can stand here for an hour and you'll count 20 of them going by," Pena Sr. says to his son before asking if he will take the DEA up on their offer to go to Mexico. Pena replies, "I've done enough. I'm through." Though Pena then stares into the distance, pensive about his situation, Narcos showrunner Eric Newman now tells The Hollywood Reporter that Pena's story on the show has likely come to an end. "What's tragic about it is that you're losing truly one of the good guys," Newman explains of Pascal's tenacious Pena, in his own way, becoming a victim to the drug war. His hopeless discovery that "even the good guys don't have a code" makes it "almost impossible" for the dogged DEA agent -- now credited for bringing down Escobar and dismantling Cali -- to continue on in his post. Though the season finale passes the torch to Mexico as the next chapter, Newman explains that the future in Narcos' world will also require an introspective look at where the demand is coming from: The U.S., he points out, is the "greatest market for cocaine in the world." With the war being brought closer to home, Newman is eyeing another reset to tell the season four chapter of Narcos, potentially with an entirely new cast. (Hollywood Reporter)

ABC's Marvel Drama 'Inhumans' Underwhelms in Imax Bow. The eight-episode series will debut Sept. 29 on the network but launched its first two episodes as a theatrical release in nearly 700 theaters across the globe in a groundbreaking deal with Imax. ABC and Marvel Television's forthcoming drama series Inhumans certainly didn't boast a heroic start in its exclusive theatrical run over Labor Day weekend several weeks ahead of television premiere. The straight-to-series is produced in partnership with Imax and, in a groundbreaking deal, launched this weekend in 676 Imax theaters around the globe, grossing an estimated $2.6 million. That included an underwhelming $1.5 million from 393 theaters in North America. (To be clear, Inhumans is a Marvel TV show and is not connected to Marvel Studios, home of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.) Adding slightly more salt to the Inhumans wound, the comic book drama was beat by a special 40th anniversary release of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which earned $2.6 million from 901 locations. On paper, the idea of using a theatrical release to cut through the cluttered fall TV landscape is smart and bold. In reality, it didn't prove true for Inhumans, which stars Anson Mount and Serinda Swan. The exclusive viewing opened on par with a special digitally remastered theatrical viewing of Game of Thrones in February 2015, even though those episodes of the HBO fantasy drama had already aired. (The Imax release also came with an early look at the next season's trailer as a special incentive.) "This is a pretty ho-hum result," says box-office analyst Jeff Bock of Exhibitor Relations. "I just don't think the average moviegoer knew what this was and if they did certainly didn't know it was debuting in theaters before its TV debut." The first two episodes were shot partially with Imax cameras and featured special scenes designed just for the 75-minute release. Imax was to benefit from the end of summer doldrums by delivering a Marvel-branded drama to fanboys who fuel Marvel Cinematic Universe releases, including this summer's Spider-Man: Homecoming. Early buzz for Inhumans certainly did not help the show about the royal family, including Black Bolt (Mount), the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. Sources tell THR that the eight-episode series was produced over three months in Hawaii and underwent a number of reshoots. Among them was an estimated $100,000 to fix the visual effects for the wig worn by Swan's Medusa, who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers. (Feature director Roel Reine, who helmed both Imax episodes, noted that the first trailer for Inhumans may have been released too early as it featured unfinished VFX, including Medusa's hair.) Meanwhile, some insiders say Lockjaw eventually disappears from the story because the production couldn't afford the continued cost to deliver the huge canine. The Imax debut doesn't exactly offer a promising linear debut for the Inhumans when it premieres Sept. 29 on ABC as part of the network's new Friday lineup. (Marvel veteran Agents of SHIELD will move from its Tuesday home and take over the Fridays at 8 p.m. slot once Inhumans wraps its run.) As for the Inhumans ABC debut, the first two episodes will be expanded and feature an 84-minute run time as a way to offer something new for diehard Marvel fans who saw it in theaters. Sources note that Imax paid to produce the first two episodes of Inhumans, which likely offset at least some of the costs of producing the show. Inhumans will launch with low expectations given its home on Fridays, though ABC is optimistic that the loyal Marvel viewers will make the freshman drama a DVR hit the way in which Agents of SHIELD has remained a sturdy performer when factoring in delayed viewing. Agents of SHIELD, which like Inhumans is produced by Marvel and ABC Studios, underwent budget cuts and a licensing fee reduction in a bid to reduce costs. Season four averaged a 1.7 among adults 18-49 with seven days of DVR and 4.6 million total viewers. "Marvel understands just as well as we do how loyal that SHIELD and the Marvel audience is," says Andy Kubitz, executive vp program planning and scheduling at ABC. "For the ability to move a show from one day to another, we have more confidence that that core audience -- those very faithful watchers of Marvel product -- will travel with it. The great thing about Friday night for these shows is it gives three days of downtime for a lot of these younger viewers to be able to catch up on it. You've got Saturday and Sunday viewing that will be able to be counted into our C3 to help us monetize it." Inhumans is one of multiple new Marvel series coming to the small screen. Next up is Fox's X-Men take The Gifted (Oct. 2) followed by Hulu's adaptation of Runaways (Nov. 21). Still to be scheduled are Freeform drama Cloak and Dagger and comedy New Warriors (both expected in 2018) and FX's animated Deadpool. The comic book powerhouse's TV slate also includes Netflix dramas Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher as well as FX's Legion. (Hollywood Reporter)

Networks Join Forces For Star-Studded Hurricane Harvey Telethon. Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, George Clooney, Barbra Streisand and Reese Witherspoon are set to appear on the broadcast, which will air on the big four broadcast networks and CMT next Tuesday. ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and CMT have joined forced to air a Hurricane Harvey relief telethon, it was announced. George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and Reese Witherspoon are among the stars set to appear on the broadcast, set for Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun organized the telethon, "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief." The one-hour special, which will air across the big four broadcast networks and on CMT, will be based in Los Angeles, with stages in New York and Nashville. The event will also feature a performance from Texas native George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert. The show will broadcast live on the East Coast and replay on the West Coast and will be available online via live stream on Facebook and Twitter during the East Coast airing. Other stars set to appear on the broadcast include Jamie Foxx, Tori Kelly, Karlie Kloss, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan and Blake Shelton, with more stars set to be announced. Proceeds from Hand in Hand will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief Inc. Phone lines, text messaging and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and conclude one hour after the show ends. More information is available here. The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey has already spurred multiple, sizeable donations from individual stars and companies like Disney, Apple, Amazon and Telemundo. Disney also presented a "Day of Giving," last Thursday, during which its various channels raised money for the Red Cross. (Hollywood Reporter)


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