Dancing With the Stars' Emma Slater and Sasha Farber Are Married. Love is in the air and in the ballroom... After getting engaged on live TV, Dancing With the Stars pros Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are married! The dancers exchanged vows at Bella Blanca Event Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, but prior to that they took "first look" pics at the Houdini Estate in Laurel Canyon, reports Us Weekly. Keo Motsepe, Sharna Burgess, Julianne Hough and husband Brooks Laich, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Drew Scott, and Cheryl Burke were just some of the wedding guests. For the big day, the outlet reports that the 29-year-old bride donned two Rivini gowns -- one a fitted, sheer dress with lace appliques, and the second a whimsical sheath with a long flowy skirt ideal for dancing. The groom selected a white handmade tuxedo by Onik Design, the designer that creates many of his DWTS outfits. "As Emma walked down the aisle, instantly locking eyes with Sasha, it was as if time stood still," wedding planner Michael Russo told Us. "Their moving vows had moments of both humor and heartfelt emotion, which made the ceremony a truly special and magical thing to behold. I couldn't be more proud to have been a witness to this celebration of pure, unconditional love." Back in October 2016, the two got engaged in front of a live studio audience -- and the world during an episode of DWTS. During the show, Farber surprised his lady love when he professed to her "Baby, I've wanted to do this for such a long time. I love you so, so much. Will you marry me?" The stunned dancer said yes and then confetti came down from the ceiling as the entire Dancing With the Stars cast came out to congratulate the pair. As an added bonus, "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars began playing in the background. (Eonline)

Star Jones Marries Ricardo Lugo on a Cruise Ship. Talk about a real-life love boat! Star Jones is once again a married woman. On Sunday, the journalist and former View co-host wed her fiance Ricardo Lugo on a cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas, in the Bahamas, E! News can confirm. The wedding was part of multiple-day celebration that also included a 56th birthday party for the blushing bride on Saturday. Star shared Instagram images from the colorful bday bash, which was photographed by Maring Visuals, the company that is also photographing the couple's nuptials. The birthday bride has been a busy bee posting a slew of social media images and video from her fun-filled, double-duty trip, including an Instagram of her Kleinfeld dress bag. The two got engaged in October 2017 and have been together since 2016. The couple often posts cute photos together on social media. On Monday, the couple attended the Angel Ball in New York City and posted a sweet selfie from the event. "Perfect night @gabriellesangels #AngelBall together," Jones captioned the photo. Talking about her fiance on Monday at the event, Jones told Us Weekly, "He's wonderful. I'm happy and that's all anybody outside of my family needs to know." This is the second marriage for Jones. The 56-year-old tied the knot with investment banker Al Reynolds in April 2004. The couple announced their split in March 2008 after almost four years of marriage. Back in August, Jones shared a photo with Lugo and Lugo's son Jake. "Yeah! Watching the #totaleclipse with family in the #hamptons! @ricardolugochicago & Jake had a great moment. Jake made our #eclipse glasses as a family project. #smartkid #soproud #bonusmom," she wrote. (Eonline)

Joanna Krupa Engaged to Douglas Nunes -- 8 Months After Finalizing Divorce From Romain Zago. Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Reality star Joanna Krupa let the world in on some big news -- she's engaged to businessman Douglas Nunes! Krupa took to her Instagram on Sunday to post an image of her ring finger, complete with a diamond sparkler, and a trio of dogs. The blonde also tagged her betrothed in the telling pic. Nunes is the president and partner of property development and entertainment company 451 Media Group. Prior to the post, Krupa has not identified the businessman, nor has she shared any images of him or of the two as a couple. The engagement news comes just eight months after the star finalized her divorce from Romain Zago. The former Real Housewives of Miami star and the Miami nightclub owner finalized their divorce in a Miami courtroom in August 2017, court records show, a month after they both filed papers to end their four-year marriage. Krupa starred on The Real Housewives of Miami between 2012 and 2013. The show also featured Zago and showcased their road to marriage. He and Krupa had actually separated back in December 2016. But news of their split was made public in May 2017. "They just grew apart," a source told E! News at the time, adding that the two remain friends. (Eonline)

Drew Barrymore had no immediate plans to return to acting following her divorce from Will Kopelman. "I personally was in a very dark and fearful place, and then this script came along, and I was like, 'Yeah, I don't think it's a good time,'" Barrymore, 43, told Willie Geist on Sunday Today about her Netflix comedy Santa Clarita Diet. "I was not looking for a job," she continued. "I had actually stopped acting for several years because I wanted to raise my kids, but then a shift happened in my life and I was separating from their father and it was just a very difficult time." As previously reported, the former child star filed for divorce from Kopelman in July 2016, three months after they announced that they were splitting after nearly four years of marriage. "It was just like my worst nightmare. I so wanted to raise kids in this ultratraditional way and do everything so the polar opposite of my experience," she told Ellen DeGeneres in February 2017. "I got two families. I went from, like, zero to two and it's a miracle and a blessing, and we do it in a way that I think a lot of other people are probably doing it too and sometimes, again, the road is different than what you tried to make it or what you expected and you just figure it out and figure it out with grace." The exes have remained amicable as they continue to co-parent their two daughters -- Olive, 5, and Frankie, 3. Barrymore was previously married to Jeremy Thomas from 1994 to 1995 and Tom Green from 2001 to 2002. (US Weekly)

Chrissy Teigen is the latest celeb to bail on Snapchat. It looks like Hollywood celeb disses of Snapchat are still swaying investors' thinking -- to some extent -- about the prospects of the app's parent company. Chrissy Teigen on Saturday tweeted that she's dropping Snapchat, citing a recent ad featuring Rihanna that made light of domestic violence and the social messaging and media app's widely maligned redesign. On Monday Snap shares opened up 0.6 percent, at $16.44 per share. However, the stock quickly turned, falling as much as 1.5 percent. Snap was trending down 0.5 percent in morning trading, amid an uptick in broader markets. It's a sign that the user backlash against Snapchat has not yet been fully "baked in" to the stock price by investors. "The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna poll... no bueno," Teigen wrote in jumping on the Snapchat-hater bandwagon. The move to boycott Snapchat by Teigen, the outspoken model who's married to John Legend, comes a little over a week after Rihanna slammed the company for the ad (a poll asking users whether they'd rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown"). Shares closed down 3.6 percent on March 15 after the Snap flap. And last month, the Kardashian clan's Kylie Jenner tweeted her complaints about Snapchat's new redesign ("does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... "), which contributed to Snap stock dropping as much as 8 percent. Snap has tried to reassure users that usability of the new Snapchat app will improve over time the more they use it, and has promised tweaks to the design. One of the main gripes is that Snapchat Stories for individual users no longer appear in the right-hand Discover section (which is dedicated solely to media-partner content). Snap went public in a booming IPO a year ago but its stock drop dropped over the course of 2017 after reporting disappointing results. Shares rebounded after Snap posted better-than-expected earnings for Q4 2017, but the stock is still down more than 33 percent from a 52-week high of $24.40 per share. (PageSix)

The Cook County, Illinois medical examiner's office has determined that former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards died of complications from meningitis. Edwards died last month in Chicago after a long illness. He was 74. The Chicago Tribune reports the medical examiner's finding, released Friday, confirms what the family said when announcing Edwards' death on Feb. 1. The Birmingham, Alabama-born Edwards replaced founding member David Ruffin in 1968. His soulful, passionate voice defined the group for years. He was a member on and off for about two decades and part of the lineup that released "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone," "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" and "Cloud Nine." Edwards was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of The Temptations in 1989. (Page Six)


Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds Combine Forces to Fulfill a Dying Fan's Wish. It's Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans to the rescue! After Fox News' Shannon Bream called upon the "Twitterverse" to help make a dying boy's wish of meeting an Avengers star come true, Reynolds and Evans used their forces for good and offered to help. "Need your help Twitterverse -- trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has just days and all he want[s] is a greeting from one of the Avengers," she tweeted. "If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, could you help out with a RT? Thank you in advance!" "I'm more of a 'Reverse Avenger'," the 41-year-old Deadpool star replied. "But happy to help. DM me." The Captain America star then added, "Happy to! DM me." However, these weren't the only stars to step in and save the day. Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson on the ABC show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also reached out and asked for the little boy's name. In addition, Zachary Levi, who played the DC Comics hero Shazam, as well as Marvel's Frandral in several of the Thor films -- offered to help, too. Paul Bettany, who played Vision in Captain America: Civil War and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, reached out, as well. "I'm the purple on," Bettany wrote. "DM Me." Even those outside of the Marvel Universe pitched in. The View's Meghan McCain, CNN's Jake Tapper and columnist Adriana Cohen, for instance, all offered to help. After receiving a swarm of replies, Bream thanked the volunteers for their support and tweeted that "major progress" had been made in fulfilling the wish of the child, Emilio. All of the goodwill touched one follower's heart. Talk about real-life superheroes! (Eonline)

Bella Thorne adds 'author' to her resume, Bella Thorne is working on a book. "It's a kind of a journal book," the actress told us at a Cinema Society screening of her movie "Midnight Sun." Thorne says the tome will be "just thoughts and moments and things." Her rapper beau Mod Sun elaborated: "Like, our whole thing is just being over literature being run by people that are old, you know what I'm saying? The young people need to want to read books again, and I don't think that comes from people they can't relate to." He says, "She dead-ass lives in the moment." (PageSix)

Meghan Markle's dad 'overjoyed' at wedding invite. Meghan Markle has invited her reclusive dad to her wedding -- and he will beat his crippling shyness to walk her down the aisle. There were rumours 73-year-old Thomas Markle Sr. would be blanked after Meghan decided against asking half-brother Thomas Jr. and half-sister Samantha. But a family friend told The Sun on Sunday: "Thomas Sr. is overjoyed to be beside his little girl on the day she becomes a princess -- even if he has to battle his demons to get there." "He's not exactly thrilled at facing the world's glare." "He lives a reclusive life in Mexico." "But nothing will stop him from having Meghan on his arm for the big day." Mom Doria Ragland, who divorced Thomas when Meghan was six, is also invited. Thomas Jr. missed out and blamed a drunken bust-up with his fiancee. Samantha will be in Windsor for the May 19 wedding to Prince Harry -- but as a guest of a TV channel. (PageSix)

Meghan Markle's Nephew Has Not Received an Invitation to the Royal Wedding. Not everyone can make the cut on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding guest list. With the nuptials two months away, the invitations for the highly anticipated May ceremony have officially been sent out. While roughly 600 people have been invited to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle to witness the vows on May 19, it seems Markle's nephew is among those that will be left to watch from the couch at home -- if the ceremony is indeed televised. Tyler Dooley, Markle's nephew and the son of her older half-brother Thomas Markle, Jr. appeared on Good Morning Britain from Oregon on Monday, revealing he and his mother Tracy have not received an invitation to the main event. While Tyler admitted he hasn't spoken to the American star in three years and Tracy hasn't seen her in two decades, they told the interviewers they haven't entirely ruled out getting an invitation. "At this point, you know again this all goes back to Meghan," Tyler said during the broadcast. "Ultimately it's her day, it's her happiness and again we've been here from the very beginning her whole life...just always rooting her on and supporting her." "Chances are I don't think that we're going to get the invitations and that's fine," Tracy added. "We're ok with that, but we're supporting her on and just having a good time -- so proud of her." These relatives have been in the limelight as of late, appearing on Good Morning Britain back in January to dispel some of the claims about Markle's extended family while sharing old home footage of Meghan as a child. "The only thing that came from this is that it kind of strengthened our relationship with some family members that we lost contact with," Tyler said on the show at the time. "You know, people go through their path in life and people fall out of contact." "All [the engagement] has done," he continued, "it's put a spotlight on our family, the good and the bad, but it has strengthened our relationship with certain family members." (Eonline)

Hi, Everly! Jenna Dewan Tatum Takes Daughter to See Dad Channing Tatum at Kids' Choice Awards. Channing Tatum's biggest fan? His daughter Everly! The 41/2-year-old cutie was on hand alongside mom Jenna Dewan Tatum at the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards Saturday in Inglewood, California -- her first public event. Everly held her mom's hand while out in the audience, watching as her 21 Jump Street star dad talked about his new animated movie Small Foot with costars Yara Shahidi and Zendaya and got into a snowball fight with the crowd. The standoff didn't end well for Tatum, 37, who received a face full of falling snow while Zendaya and Shahidi sneakily put some distance between themselves and the actor. Tatum and Dewan Tatum, 37, have deliberately kept their daughter out of the spotlight and have been strategic about keeping her face hidden in photos posted to their social media accounts. But that doesn't mean they haven't shared some of her cutest moments -- like last week, when the proud parents of one showed off her artistic talents. "This is what it looks like when a little tyrant fairy artist holds you down and makes your face look 'better,' " Tatum joked alongside a selfie of the couple's creative makeup looks, courtesy of Everly. Earlier this month, the World of Dance host took her daughter to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, where the little girl put her skills to the test with her very own interactive wand. "Practicing her magic ??," the proud mom captioned a clip, sharing more memorable moments from the fun day on her Instagram Story. (People)

Brooke Shields shows off killer bikini body at 52. If you've got it, flaunt it. Brooke Shields is in vacation mode and letting everyone know it -- with her tropical snapshots including some fiery photos of herself in a bikini. The 52-year-old captioned pictures showing off her front and backside, "Bikini life in paradise." Shields has been soaking up the sun over the past few days, going for pool swims and riding through the waves in the crystal-clear ocean. Despite putting her enviable body on display, the model-actress previously told Page Six she wants to be known for more than just her looks. "I have been told that I am a beauty icon. But if I did not have a degree and honors from Princeton I probably would question a little bit of it," she told us last August. "But the fact that I have my degree [from Princeton University], no one can challenge my knowledge." (PageSix)

Stephen Belafonte doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve -- he wears his step daughter, Angel ... symbolically, anyway. We got Stephen outside the Laugh Factory Sunday night in Hollywood and talked to him about his custody battle with Mel B over Eddie Murphy's biological daughter. It's pretty clear Stephen wants to keep his battle in court, but he does show off a tattoo honoring Angel. Remember ... Stephen practically raised Angel and is fighting for visitation rights, and it's pretty clear how much she means to him. We also ask him about Mel's allegations that he showed the kids ISIS beheadings. Stephen's got strong feelings about that, too. (TMZ)

A child support increase didn't appear to be on Kevin Federline's mind Saturday night. The DJ and dancer celebrated his 40th birthday at Las Vegas' Crazy Horse III. Federline, who's the father of two boys with ex-wife Britney Spears, attended his own soiree in a rather casual ensemble of a black sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. He was also accompanied by his current wife Victoria Prince and an entourage of 13 friends. According to a press release from the nightclub, Federline was greeted with scantily-clad dancers for photo opportunities. The club also gifted him a birthday cake designed with stacks of $100 bills printed with his face. Icing on the cake spelled out "K-Fed is Fu$king 40!" "This is the dopest cake I've ever seen," Federline said. He then used a money gun to shower over $200 on a dancer. By 12:30 a.m. he took to the DJ booth and played several hits including songs by Beyonce, Drake and Khia. He did not play any tunes by Spears. "My favorite part of performing at Crazy Horse III is having the freedom to play what I want and knowing that the girls love what I play," he said. "I still feel young, but the joys of life are different than when I was 25." In recent weeks, Federline has been angling for Spears, 36, to raise his child support payments from $20,000 to an unspecified amount. He not only pleaded with Spears, but also her father, Jamie, for more funds. Federline is citing Spears' recent success of her Las Vegas residency where she earned more than $137 million. Spears' team responded to his petition with an offer, but he "flatly rejected" it. Federline may take his case to court. (Page Six)

Former WWE world champ Mark Henry ain't slammin' the door on his career in the ring ... saying there's still a chance he'd come back even though he's technically retired. We spoke to The World's Strongest Man ahead of his WWE Hall of Fame induction at WrestleMania 34 in April ... and Mark told us he's too beat up to compete in the next year or two, at least. But, could the right matchup lure him back inside the squared circle? "If it was a perfect circumstance and something happened down the road, yeah," Henry told TMZ Sports. Ain't the first time Mark's pulled the ol' switcheroo ... he had the entire WWE universe fooled with his infamous retirement speech back in 2013 ... before he flipped the script and body-slammed his rival, John Cena, straight through the mat!! For his HOF induction, some fans figured Cena would get to do the honor ... but Mark says he actually has another BIG WWE superstar in mind (hint, hint). (TMZ)

Ron Jeremy's in the clear for a sexual assault case in Washington State ... TMZ has learned. A rep with the Tacoma City Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... Ron won't face any criminal charges after a woman accused him of sexual assault in September 2017. The rep wouldn't tell us why they chose not to file charges. The woman -- who worked as a "rock girl" promoting a local radio station -- claimed the porn legend grabbed her ass and sucked on her nipples after she agreed to let him sign her breast. She also claimed he tapped her vagina over her underwear ... this according to a police report obtained by TMZ. Cops interviewed several witnesses and reviewed surveillance videos before kicking the case to the city attorney's office. But it turned down the case, so case closed. (TMZ)

NutriBullet's catching heat again ... this time for allegedly burning one of its customers and leaving her with some horrific injuries. Fabiana Nishioka is suing the uber popular blender company over a Pro 900 model she says exploded while she was making hummus. According to the suit, the explosion sent scalding ingredients onto her body ... causing painful burning to her face, neck and chest. The alleged damage is clear in the photo. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Fabiana says the burning was so bad it likely caused permanent disfigurement to her neck. She's suing for an undisclosed amount of cash. NutriBullet was sued by another woman last year who claimed the same product chopped her hand. She also had some gruesome pics. Fabiana is repped by the Abir, Cohen, Treyzon & Salo LLP. We've reached out to NutriBullet ... so far no word back. (TMZ)


Paisley Park plans tributes for second anniversary of Prince's death. Paisley Park will build another tribute fence where Prince fans can leave messages to mark the second anniversary of the rock superstar's death. The fence will be set up next month at Paisley Park , the studio complex and museum where Prince lived until he died there from an accidental painkiller overdose on April 21, 2016. The fence will also display fan messages and artifacts that Paisley Park has archived. Fans attending the Prince: Live On The Big Screen concert at Target Center on April 21 can also place memorial messages on a specially erected fence within the downtown Minneapolis arena. Paisley Park on Monday also announced additional details for Celebration 2018, which runs April 19-22, adding 10 more guest speakers including The Revolution members Bobby Z, Dez Dickerson and Matt Fink. (PageSix)

Hundreds of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles' first U.S. concerts have sold for 253,000 pounds ($358,000) at an auction in England. The photographer Mike Mitchell, who was 18 at the time, snapped the photos of the band's performances at the Washington Coliseum and the Baltimore Civic Centre in 1964. He also took photos of the Fab Four at a pre-show press conference and their arrival at Union Station. A total of some 400 negatives with copyright were sold at Omega Auctions on Saturday in northwestern England. Apart from 46 images that were sold in 2011, the remainder has never been seen. A 1984 black Mercedes once owned by George Harrison also sold for 43,200 pounds ($61,047) at the same auction. Temptations singer died from meningitis complications. (Page Six)

Lana Del Rey Hints Radiohead Copyright Dispute is Settled During Lollapalooza Brasil Set: 'My Lawsuit's Over'. The dispute between Lana Del Rey and Radiohead has apparently subsided. In January, the singer tweeted about a lawsuit the band had supposedly filed against her, claiming her song "Get Free" sounded too similar to their 1993 hit "Creep." During her set at Lollapalooza Sunday (March 25) in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Del Rey implied the feud had ended after fans chanted for her to perform the song in question for her encore. "Now that my lawsuit's over, I guess I can sing that song any time I want, right?" the singer teased in between cigarette puffs. Del Rey had claimed Radiohead wanted "100% of the publishing" of her Lust for Life track and their lawyers were "relentless." Radiohead's publishers responded by denying any legal action. They did, however, ask for a writing credit to be added to "Get Free" -- which Radiohead themselves had to do to "Creep" after they were sued over similarities to The Hollies' 1972 track "The Air That I Breathe." (Billboard)

Desmond Child to Receive ASCAP Founders Award; Honors for Lana Del Rey, Portugal. The Man at Pop Music Awards. Grammy-winning songwriter Desmond Child will be presented ASCAP's Founders Award at the 35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 23 in Los Angeles. The Founders Award, the highest honor given to songwriters by the performing rights organization, goes to a pioneering ASCAP songwriter to commemorate their contributions to the music community. Past recipients include Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon and Tom Petty. In addition to Child, ASCAP will present Lana Del Rey with the Global Impact Award and Portugal. The Man with the Vanguard Award at the Beverly Hilton event. The latter award recognizes the impact of new and developing musical genres. Child, who is celebrating his 40th anniversary as an ASCAP member, has written more than 80 Top 40 hits, including Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give Love A Bad Name," Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca," Kiss's "I Was Made For Lovin' You," and Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Angel." Child's songwriting and/or production credits have also appeared on projects by artists including Cher, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, Sia, Selena Gomez, Michael Bolton, Joan Jett and several others. "Desmond is one of the most respected and successful songwriters in the world," said ASCAP president Paul Williams in a statement. "His unique ability to capture the essence of our lives through song -- whether we're livin' la vida loca or livin' on a prayer are unequaled." Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 and became chairman/CEO of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Child's autobiography, Livin' On A Prayer: Big Songs Big Life, cowritten with David Ritz, will come out this fall. (Billboard)

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Calls March For Our Lives Protesters 'Disgusting Vile Abusers of the Dead'. In a lengthy Instagram post, the singer called the student-led movement "pathetic and disgusting." Countless celebrities showed their support for the March For Our Lives movement before, during and after the nationwide event on Saturday (March 24), but Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes isn't on board. The singer took to Instagram on Sunday (March 25) to address the anti-gun violence protests, calling them "pathetic and disgusting" in a lengthy caption. "The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasn't actually had operating paradigm for life," he wrote. "And when the truth don't line up with your bullshit narrative just hold your breath and stamp your feet and refused to except it.... then take multiple days off of school playing hooky at the expense of 16 of your classmates blood....!.... it might be funny if it wasn't so pathetic and disgusting." Hughes also referred to his own experience with gun violence, as the Bataclan shooting that left 89 dead in 2015 was at an Eagles of Death Metal show at the Paris venue. In the wake of that tragedy, Hughes made some controversial comments about gun control, reiterating his feelings in his latest posts. "As the survivor of a mass shooting I can tell you from first-hand experience that all of you protesting and taking days off from school insult the memory of those who were killed and abuse and insult me and every other lover of liberty by your every action," he added. "Long Live Rock'n'Roll..... and may everyone of these disgusting vile abusers of the dead live as long as possible so they can have the maximum amount of time to endure their shame....and be Cursed...." The image that accompanies Hughes' comments is a drawing that equates gun control to a man cutting off his penis to prevent rape. Upon receiving backlash for the comments, Hughes shared a video of men laughing hysterically and thanked those who had commented for "all the fun." In another post -- which Hughes has since deleted -- he shared a photoshopped image of Parkland survivor and student activist Emma Gonzalez ripping the U.S. Constitution in two, accusing her of treason along with the hashtag "#stupidity." Actor Ethan Embry called out Hughes for the controversial modified image, calling it a "pretty pussy ass move" and declaring "your ignorance is showing." (Billboard)

Ed Sheeran, Drake Rule Australia's Charts. Ed Sheeran has completed his tour of Australia but he's still king of the national albums chart. The British singer and songwriter's third album Divide (Warner) rules the ARIA Albums Chart for a 25th week, matching the reign of John Farnham's 1986 classic Whispering Jack. Only three other albums have spent longer at the chart throne in Australia: Delta Goodrem's Innocent Eyes (29 weeks in 2003/2004), Adele's 21 (32 weeks in 2011/2012) and Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms (34 weeks in 1985/1986). Sheeran has already snatched one record from Dire Straits; his Divide tour of Australia and New Zealand sold more than one million tickets, smashing the benchmark set by the Brothers In Arms trek in 1986. The "Shape Of You" singer sees all three of his albums impact the top 10 this week, as Multiply holds at No. 4 and Plus improves 7-6. The highest new entry on the survey this week comes from XXXTentacion, the controversial American rapper whose sophomore album? (Caroline/Universal) starts at No. 3, while British pop singer Dua Lipa sees her self-titled debut climb eight places to No. 9, a new peak, as she tours the country with Bruno Mars. U.S. country stars Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Billy Ray Cyrus have all toured Down Under in recent weeks and their presence here has translated into chart bursts. Bryan's 2017 set What Makes You Country (Capitol/EMI) leaps 38-11 and his 2013 LP Crash My Party re-enters the chart at No. 39; Combs' The One's For You(Columbia/Sony) debuts at No. 16 and Cyrus' Thin Line (Sony) starts at No. 20. On the ARIA Singles Chart, Drake's enters a seventh consecutive week at No. 1 with "God's Plan" (Republic/Universal) while Lil Dicky earns the week's top debut with "Freaky Friday" (Warner) featuring Chris Brown, new at No. 18. (Billboard)


"Call Me By Your Name" pulled from Beijing Film Festival. Luca Guadagnino's Oscar-winning romance "Call Me By Your Name" has been yanked from the Beijing International Film Festival's lineup, a source close to the movie confirmed to Deadline. No official reason has been given for the move. However, it comes amid a shift in oversight of China's film industry to the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party's Central Committee -- and as increased control is expected to be exercised over content. Citing an unidentified source, Reuters reported "Call Me By Your Name" was pulled after the screening proposal submitted was not approved by regulators. China has a notorious history with censorship -- generally as it involves sex, violence and the portrayal of China itself -- but its record on homosexual-themed content and LGBT matters has been mixed. Last year, the People's Daily official newspaper took pains to say local censors kept the "gay moment" in Disney's "Beauty And The Beast" despite controversy in other markets. Then in June, the official China Netcasting Services Association released a regulation banning online service providers from releasing programs that "present abnormal sexual relations or behavior." Homosexual relations were included under the heading, the Brookings Institute noted at the time. There are about 70M LGBT people on the Chinese mainland. Wu Jian, a Beijing-based film analyst, told Reuters on Monday that "Call Me By Your Name" "is in deviation from the policy environment in China," adding that it was "quite embarrassing for China" that it had been pulled. Moving movie oversight to the CPC's Propaganda (or publicity) division is a means to maximize film's special role in propaganda, ideas, culture and entertainment and develop a prosperous movie industry, China Film Group said last week. But it also likely signals overall increased censorship and the promotion of homegrown patriotic films. All of this is happening in the wake of changes in the central government's structure and notably China's vote to abolish presidential term limits. The latter sets China on course to follow President Xi Jinping's hard-line authoritarian rule for an indefinite period of time. Deadline has reached out to the Beijing festival. (PageSix)

French film critics worried about changes at Cannes. The French Film Critics' Guild and journalists from France's Club Media Cine have reacted with dismay to changes at this year's Cannes Film Festival, calling them "harmful" for the quality of media coverage, and for the festival itself. Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux said on Friday that the fest will henceforth do away with early morning press screenings for the 7 p.m. red carpet world premieres. The press instead will discover the films from the Debussy Theater simultaneously with the audience who will be watching in the main Lumire auditorium. The arrangement is "worrying," say the groups. In a joint statement, they said, "The work of daily newspaper critics, websites, news agencies, radio and television will be impacted." They wonder how 4,000 accredited critics will fit into the Debussy, which holds 1,068. They also fear for the ranks of accredited press who may be turned away from the Debussy and have to wait for a later showing. "When will they write their stories?," the groups ask. Changes for the 10 p.m. red carpet premieres -- which will now be screened for the press at 8:30 a.m. the next morning -- will "lead to clear and punishing delays in publishing, at least two days after the official presentation for the print press and one day for other media." The complexity of schedules caused by the new organization, "will only push journalists to forgo interviews or to do them without having seen the films in question," say the bodies. They also warn of the likelihood that outlets will reduce coverage by sending smaller teams. Meanwhile, "The fear that such working conditions will lead editorial staff to give preference to photos over articles and star charts over critical analysis is legitimate." The critics continue, "It is the practice of our metier and the required time to analyze and comment on films presented at the Cannes Film Festival that are at stake." Alternative solutions, they opine "are probably possible" including the use of embargoes -- something other members of the press have suggested since Fremaux confirmed the plan on Friday. Part of Fremaux's reasoning was to return to the true sense of the term world premiere. "It will be total suspense," he said. The plan will also go some way to avoiding bad -- or good -- buzz ahead of the evening. Cannes critics are notoriously among the harshest in the world and some films have seen their fates sealed before 9 a.m. The French journalist groups said Monday, "We understand the desire to return to real world premieres, but under the conditions that have been announced, the consequences would be harmful for the quality of media coverage, and thus for the image of the festival and the festival itself." (PageSix)


Gaten Matarazzo -- who plays curly-haired, potty-mouthed Dustin on the Netflix smash hit "Stranger Things" -- didn't just get a raise for season 3 ... he hit the jackpot. According to Gaten's original contract, he was scheduled to get a slight salary increase for the upcoming season, much like he did for season 2. The docs, obtained by TMZ, show he was due a bump of slightly less than $1,000 per episode -- from $16,800 to $17,640 per episode in season 3. Nothing to sneeze at, but according to multiple reports, Gaten and his co-stars renegotiated their deals and will now make between $200 to $250 THOUSAND per episode for season 3!! Now, we know how sweet a deal it is -- around a 1,200 percent raise ... for a 15-year-old. Kudos to his agent! (TMZ)

The stars of "Empire" gave all 300 or so crew members a sweet jacket at the Season 4 wrap party, as a thank you for making the hit series possible ... TMZ has learned. Taraji P. Henson, Andre Royo, Bryshere Y. Gray, Gabourey Sidibe, Jussie Smollett, Ta'Rhonda Jones and Terrence Howard all went in together to buy about 300 bomber jackets as gifts for the crew ... according to our "Empire" sources. We're told the fly custom jackets are from Alpha Industries and go for $150 a pop, so if you do the math ... that's a lot of dough for the gifts. Each person who got one also received a tag from the cast saying, "With Love & Appreciation..." Our sources say the cast hands out wrap gifts after every season ... last year the crew got onesies. The mid-season 4 premiere of "Empire" airs Wednesday night on FOX. (TMZ)

Riverdale boss confirms the Black Hood will return. The Black Hood will rise again on Riverdale. It turns out the villain who had been terrorizing the town did not, in fact, die earlier this season, as executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed at PaleyFest that the show will be returning to Black Hood storyline soon. "When we started, we had three likely suspects, so for the first half of the season, we were always dropping red herrings so we could pick [one of the three]," Aguirre-Sacasa said of the Black Hood's identity at the panel, which was moderated by EW's Tim Stack. "As we moved into the second half, and we get back to the Black Hood for the last few episodes, we always knew it wasn't Svenson, [the janitor], but for the last 10 episodes or so, we've had a pretty clear idea and have been writing toward that." Starting with the season 1 finale, the Black Hood was responsible for Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) being shot, Moose and Midge being attacked and the deaths of corrupt teachers Geraldine Grundy and Robert Phillips. The Black Hood was initially revealed to be Riverdale High janitor Joseph Svenson (Cameron McDonald), who was ultimately killed by the sheriff, though Archie suspected they hadn't caught the right man. The news of the Black Hood's return comes on the heels of Betty discovering that her so-called brother Chic (Hart Denton) does not have Blossom blood, meaning he could be the son of Alice (Mdchen Amick) Cooper, but he's definitely not the son of Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro) -- and he could also totally just be an imposter and not related at all. While some have theorized that Chic could be the Black Hood, others think that Chic could actually be the son of F.P. (Skeet Ulrich), as some viewers have long hoped he and Alice would get together, something that will be addressed in this week's upcoming episode. "This is a big episode for Alice, the Serpents and F.P.," Aguirre-Sacasa says. "If people are interested in seeing more of F.P. and Alice, I think you should watch this week's episode." Definitely expect Chic to stir up even more trouble soon, which should lead to an ultimate confrontation between he and Betty (Lili Reinhart) by season's end -- or sooner. "My favorite moment is coming up in an episode; it's a scene between Jughead, Betty, and Chic, which is probably my favorite moment," Cole Sprouse teased of what's ahead for the rest of the season. This week's episode will also heavily feature Cheryl's plight (Madelaine Petsch) after her mother had her committed in a bid to take her inheritance, but also because her mother is trying to suppress Cheryl's sexuality. "It's a powerful episode between Cheryl and Toni [Vanessa Morgan]," Aguirre-Sacasa says. "It is something we've thought about for a while, so it's nice to see it come to fruition." It turns out, Petsch and Morgan have actually been best friends for years, which the former says is why their chemistry is so palpable on the show. "I don't think it was a realization," Petsch says of Cheryl's sexuality. "It is something she's known for a long time, and her mom has pushed down, and it's made Cheryl hate herself, because her mom doesn't love her... I'm so happy to bring that to light and it's an important storyline to bring to television." Petsch also notes that Cheryl's lack of love from her mother explains a lot of her season 1 mean girl tendencies. "Toni is really helping her explore that love for herself," Petsch adds. Another former pseudo-villain will also be going on a redemption tour, as football bad boy Chuck Clayton (Jordan Calloway) returns in the musical hour with intentions of reforming his persona. "I love that actor who plays Chuck," Aguirre-Sacasa says. "He's been such a great villain for us, but I think we wanted him to be able to do more stuff on the show, so part of the story was to redeem him, because he's so great and he'll be great with the gang." Tension will heat up outside of school as former lovers-turned-sworn enemies, Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) and Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols), are running against each other in the mayoral race, with Nichols teasing that the latter may have more of an edge. "Hermione has more of a political savvy instinct," the actress says. But Perry quickly countered, "Yeah, she's looking to make Riverdale great again." Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. (Entertainment Weekly)

Megan Learns Some Secrets About Terence's Private Past While Kyle Prepares to Direct His First Film on The Arrangement. There's nowhere to hide... Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) had no idea what she was getting herself into when she agreed to start doing therapy sessions with Terence Anderson (Michael Vartan) on The Arrangement, but she's about to find out there's way more to him then meets the eye. "Working in this industry it puts these standards, this enormous pressure on people, on women... " Megan tells him in their first session together. Although she is certain that she's pulled the wool over Terence's eyes, he knows there is far more than she's leading him to believe. "You're deflecting. There is something else at the core of your stress. Somewhere you don't want to go," he cautions her. "But if you want my help and you want to get better, we have to go there -- and we will. Time to dig deep," he tells a defensive Megan. Well, that didn't go exactly as she had planned. At least she has her new film Technicolor Highway to fall back on...or maybe not. In the first table read for the film, Kyle finds out that his two leads are on completely different pages. Megan's read fell flat while Xavier's (Ruffin Prentiss) was way over the top. Kyle promises DeAnn (Lexa Doig) that he will get his two stars up to speed before they start shooting in three days. As it turns out, a few one-on-one coaching sessions with Kyle was just what Xavier needed. "Feel it, don't force it," Kyle told Xavier after a less than stellar read. After the two had a little talk, Xavier explains how he gets prepared for his big music gigs, and it's not what you'd expect. "Rage. It fires me up," he shared with Kyle "It's the reason why I'm here. It's the source of all my ambition, my music, my art." Kyle can work with that. "Feel that anger," Kyle encouraged him. "Don't play it." DeAnn has a lot more on her plate then just the film. She's trying to make a bigger effort with her lover Mason (Garcelle Beauvais) but it looks like their time might be up. "This is what you do. This is what you've always done," she tells Mason after finding out she's planning to return to Napa. "We're closer than we've been in decades, so you run." She has no such luck in convincing Mason to stay, and sadly, at the end of the episode it is revealed that she may never have her chance again. After trying unsuccessfully to reach Mason, she's able to get in touch with her son who shares some news about Mason that seems to be fatal. While DeAnn is dealing with those issues, her better half, Terence, is still working with Megan to help her get better. After trying and failing to get Megan to reveal her greatest fear, she finally breaks down and tells him the truth. "You. You control every aspect of my life," Megan tells him. "IHM, the contract, Kyle. I live in this constant fear of disappointing you. Letting you down and watching it all just...watching it all go away," she tells him. To her surprise, Terence offers to make their sessions a little less formal and the two head to a diner where Terence tells her that he was held at gunpoint and feared for his life. While he was super vulnerable with her, he also may have just given her the ammunition she needed to end him. Terence is one step ahead and gets into Megan's head the day before her big Technicolor Highway scene. He tells her that her greatest fear is the fear of being worthless, stemming from the fact that her dad left, which strikes a chord for her. Even with Terence's words ringing in her head she is able to pull off an incredibly moving performance during filming. But after the cameras cut, Terence gives her a gift of sorts. It's the contact information for her biological father. Now it's time for her to decide if she wants to see him. It looks like their sessions are having more of an effect on Terence then they are on Megan. Terence asks DeAnn if they can have a child. No one saw that bombshell coming! Could Terence be a changed man or is this some other manipulation tactic? Brand new episode of The Arrangement Sunday at 9 p.m., on E! (Eonline)

Donald Glover, FX exit Deadpool animated series. Donald Glover won't be bringing the Merc With a Mouth to the small screen after all. EW has confirmed that Glover, FX, and Stephen Glover have parted ways with Marvel Television on a planned Deadpool animated series due to "creative differences." Fans first learned about the project in May, when FX announced a 10-episode order for the untitled show, which had been expected to arrive this year. The idea was born from Glover and his brother, Stephen, a creative duo who had already struck gold on the network with their Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta. A representative for Donald Glover did not immediately respond to request for comment. It's currently unclear whether Marvel will abandon the Deadpool animated project or attempt to redevelop it. On the big screen, Deadpool has become one of Fox's most popular Marvel characters, as portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, with Deadpool 2 scheduled to hit theaters May 18. FX and Marvel still have an ongoing relationship through Noah Hawley's Legion, which will enter its second season April 2. Glover, meanwhile, has several screen projects in progress and on the horizon. He'll portray the cunning Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, flying into theaters in May, and he's voicing Simba in Disney's upcoming live-action Lion King film, which is currently in production. The second season of Atlanta premiered earlier this month. (Entertainment Weekly)

TV Ratings: CBS' Stormy Sitdown Has '60 Minutes' at Decade High, Topping 20 Million Viewers. It easily outpaces the last marquee episode, Trump's 2016 interview, but it still trails Barack Obama's 24.5 million tune-in from 2008. CBS ruled Sunday night, thanks to a hot-button 60 Minutes airing just after NCAA basketball. The network's 60 Minutes sitdown with proclaimed one-time Donald Trump paramour Stormy Daniels reaped especially strong rewards, easily topping 20 million viewers in early estimates. It easily ranks as the most-watched episode in in nearly a decade, blowing past the recent high -- the post-election chat with Trump himself in 2016. The show got a late start, thanks to basketball, but it hardly hurt the heavily hyped segment. Anderson Cooper's interview nabbed close to 21.3 million viewers, a 5.3 rating among adults 25-54 and a 4.0 among adults 18-49 during the 37-minute-delayed broadcast. The late start time for 60 Minutes means there may still be some adjustments. At any rate, it's the most-watched episode of the venerable news magazine this season, and even approaches the memorable high of 2008 when nearly 25 million tuned in to see Barack Obama's first interview after being elected. (The highest-rated episode of the show's current and 50th season, for comparison, was the September opener. That earned 14.8 million viewers.) It certainly got an assist from its lead-in. March Madness overage, Duke's overtime loss to Kansas, earned a tentative 5.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 24.6 million viewers during its final half-hour -- a tentative score that also doesn't yet account for time zone adjustments for the live coverage. Either way, it's a huge Sunday for CBS. All of the attention helped lift freshman drama Instinct (10.6 million viewers, 1.5 rating adults 18-49), NCIS: Los Angeles (1.1 adults) and Madam Secretary (0.7 adults). Third-place status for the night went to American Idol. In its third Sunday outing since coming to ABC, the competition delivered a 1.7 rating in the key demo. Week-over-week, the show held steady. Newcomer Deception held at a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. Elsewhere, NBC had new episodes of Little Big Shots (1.0 adults), Genius Junior (0.9 adults) and Timeless (0.6 adults). On Fox, Bob's Burgers (0.8 adults), The Simpsons (1.0 adults), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.9 adults), Family Guy (0.9 adults) and Last Man on Earth (0.7 adults) all held steady. (Hollywood Reporter)


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