Heidi Klum Says Goodbye to America's Got Talent. Heidi Klum marked the end of her time with America's Got Talent like a true professional. The reality TV mainstay and super model took to Twitter to pay tribute to the NBC series she called home for six seasons and one of America's Got Talent: The Champions on the finale night of The Champions. "I wanted to say THANK YOU and how amazing the past 6 years have been while working on @AGT... I love my fellow judges, our hosts & AMAZING CREW... It's been such an incredible experience and I will miss ALL OF YOU very much! I will be watching and voting from home!" Klum tweeted. NBC announced Klum and Spice Girls singer Mel B would not return for the upcoming season 14 of the reality competition series. In their places are Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union. Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell are staying on the panel. Terry Crews, the host of AGT: The Champions, will take over hosting the regular show after Tyra Banks' exit. Banks hosted the series for two seasons. Other hosts over the years include Nick Cannon, Jerry Springer and Regis Philbin. I wanted to say THANK YOU ???? ?? and how amazing the past 6 years have been while working on @AGT ... I love my fellow judges, our hosts & AMAZING CREW ??... It's been such an incredible experience and I will miss ALL OF YOU very much! I will be watching and voting from home! --Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) February 19, 2019 "One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of America's Got Talent is its fearless drive to reinvent itself," Meredith Ahr, president of Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "The next evolution of the format brings in fresh expert eyes to join Simon and Howie on the panel. Gabrielle and Julianne are two of the most aspirational women in the business, on top of being electric entertainers with talent across disciplines. I am excited to see how their knowledge, compassion and sheer joy enhance the experience for acts and viewers alike." "As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm," Ahr added. AGT: The Champions featured contestants from Got Talent shows around the world, including viral sensation Susan Boyle. Magician Shin Lim took home the top prize. He previously won season 13 of AGT proper. America's Got Talent will return for season 14 in the summer of 2019 on NBC. (Eonline)

Chrissy Teigen Chipped Her Tooth While Filming Family Feud. Did Chrissy Teigen just reach peak Chrissy Teigen? The 33-year-old model revealed on Twitter and Instagram that she and her husband John Legend recently filmed an episode of Family Feud. Survey says it sounds like it got pretty intense. Teigen posted a photo of herself wearing a short green dress and clear heels while laughing at something. "I can't say if we won or lost family feud but we definitely brought a flask, I definitely chipped a tooth and there was definitely a record set," she captioned the photo. Well now we're intrigued! There are some logistical questions here, too. Did it happen in this order? Did she chip her tooth before breaking into the flask? Or after setting a new record? Tell us more, Chrissy! Andy Cohen took a moment to comment on Teigen's dental news and wrote, "You chipping a tooth is iconic." The Lip Sync Battle host teased the filming in a tweet on Feb. 15, and it was clear from her message that this would be a Family Feud episode of epic proportions. She wrote on Friday, "breaking: john and I are taping family feud against the cast of F--KING @PUMPRULES Sunday!!!!" Fellow Pump Rules cast members also showed their excitement on Twitter by retweeting the message and leaving some comments about it. Katie Maloney wrote, "I'm so friggin excited!!!!!!" Her team consisted of Legend, his brother, Teigen's mom and her sister. Luna and Miles: maybe you'll be on next time. That same day, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model posted videos of her team getting in trivia shape by asking each other Family Feud-type questions. It didn't necessarily go as well as she had hoped. "oh my god we are f--ked," she captioned one video. Teigen said in another video, "I'm bailing." Her team is clearly already off to a great start. One can only hope modern dating is a category during their game. Or pizza. If so, it's clear Teigen would sweep that in a heartbeat. (Eonline)

Jussie Smollett's "Empire" screen time is getting slashed in the wake of a growing sentiment that he staged the so-called "attack." Production sources tell TMZ ... Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode -- which is being shot now -- but, 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86'd. As for the remaining 4 scenes ... we're told he's no longer the focus. The scene features an ensemble, meaning he's flanked by a number of cast members. With his duties pared down, Jussie will be spending way less time on set. Instead of working every day this week, we're told Jussie's working Friday and possibly Thursday, and he won't be rehearsing. Less work for Jussie means more work for writers, who are busy making edits. In the past 24 hours, we're told the script has undergone multiple revisions. We broke the story ... Jussie's case is heading to a Grand Jury as early as Tuesday. Our law enforcement sources say the focus is presenting evidence that could lead to a felony indictment against Jussie for allegedly filing a false police report. (TMZ)

Colin Farrell Dives Into 'The North Water' for BBC, Andrew Haigh. The 'Lean on Pete' director will helm the four-part thriller about an ill-fated whaling expedition in the Arctic in 1850. Colin Farrell has signed on to star as a nasty harpooner in The North Water, a four-part period thriller, which Andrew Haigh (Lean on Pete, 45 Years) will direct for the BBC. See-Saw Films (The King's Speech, Top of the Lake) will produce the mini-series, based on Ian McGuire's best-selling novel about a disastrous 19th-century whaling expedition. The plot follows Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on the expedition. On board he meets Henry Drax (Farrell), the harpooner, a brutish amoral killer. Instead of escaping the horrors of his past, Sumner is forced into a brutal struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland. Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta will executive produce The North Water, together with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman for See-Saw Films alongside Niv Fichman for co-producers Rhombus Media and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Kate Ogborn will produce for See-Saw. The series, planned as three one-hour and one 90-minute episodes, will begin shooting this fall. BBC Studios will distribute The North Water internationally. Farrell recently featured in See-Saw Film's Widows, the Steve McQueen-directed crime drama starring Viola Davis. He also stars in Tim Burton's upcoming live-action take on Disney's Dumbo. Haigh, who had his international breakthrough with the Oscar-nominated drama 45 Years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, has won acclaim for the U.S.-set drama Lean on Pete and the HBO series Looking. (Hollywood Reporter)

'Stan and Ollie' Producer Sets Joan and Jackie Collins Drama Series. Sony-backed Fable Pictures has optioned the rights for a TV adaptation of the story of the two British sisters who became Hollywood superstars in the 1980s. Stan and Ollie producer Fable Pictures has lined up its next Hollywood legends biopic, securing the TV rights for the life story of British sisters turned 1980s showbiz superstars Joan and Jackie Collins, which it plans to adapt as a six-hour series called Joan & Jackie. After her breakout performance in Howard Hawks's Land of the Pharaohs in 1955, Joan Collins signed with 20th Century Fox, one of the last actresses to secure a major studio contract at the tail end of Hollywood's Golden Age. She went on to star in countless features, from historic drama The Virgin Queen (1955) to crime caper Seven Thieves (1960). But it was the second act of her career -- as the dazzlingly evil Alexis Carrington on television's Dynasty -- that made her a superstar. In 1982, she was the highest paid female star on television and, in 1983, won a Golden Globe for her performance. Most recently she can be seen in American Horror Story. Younger sister Jackie followed Joan to Los Angeles and became one of the town's -- and world's -- most successful writers, penning 32 New York Times best-selling romance novels, mostly inspired by her life in Hollywood. Her books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages. Eight have been adapted for the screen, either as films or television mini-series. Sister Joan starred in two of them -- in the 1970s feature adaptions of The Stud and The Bitch. Jackie Collins died in 2015. Fable Pictures is planning a six-hour series, Joan & Jackie, based on the Collins sisters' life, which Sony Pictures Television, a shareholder in Fable, will distribute globally. Caroline Harvey and Faye Ward will executive produce with Hannah Farrell (Suffragette). Award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner (The Village Bike) will write. Fable is pitching the series as "the ultimate Hollywood fantasy: from a teenage bedroom in post-war London to the insatiable glitz and glamour of 1980's Beverly extraordinary rite of passage story about two sisters who did it for themselves -- and each other -- to define the 1980s." "I am delighted that such a prestigious team wants to tell our story, and I know my sister Jackie would be as excited as I am to be involved!" Joan Collins said in a statement. Added Jackie Collins' daughters: "We are delighted that Faye, Caroline and Sony Pictures Television will be producing the remarkable story of our mother and our aunt and their rise to stardom. Our mother always told us when we were growing up that 'Girls can do anything!' and Joan & Jackie will fabulously depict how true that is!" (Hollywood Reporter)


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