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Selena Gomez Appears For First Time Since Entering Treatment Facility

Selena Gomez appeared in several Instagram, marking her first public appearances since entering a treatment facility two months ago. Gomez was pictured with a group of friends, including former “Wizards of Waverly Place” co-star Bailee Madison at a snow-tubing trip in Big Bear, California. Madison posted a photo of her, Gomez and friend Connar Franklin with the caption: “My snow.” Franklin also posted several photos on her Instagram showing Gomez smiling. . ...Read Full Story

Actor Geoffrey Rush Denies Allegations Of Improper Conduct With Former Co-Star

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush has denied claims he acted inappropriately toward an actress more than seven years ago. Yael Stone, who appeared in “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, said in a series of interviews that Rush sent sexually suggestive text messages, exposed himself and attempted to watch her shower during their stint together in “Diary of a Madman” at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre in 2010 and 2011.. ...Read Full Story

Actor Geoffrey Rush Denies Allegations Of Improper Conduct With Former Co-Star

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush has denied claims he acted inappropriately toward an actress more than seven years ago. Yael Stone, who appeared in “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, said in a series of interviews that Rush sent sexually suggestive text messages, exposed himself and attempted to watch her shower during their stint together in “Diary of a Madman” at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre in 2010 and 2011. . ...Read Full Story

Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite And NBA 2K Creators For Stealing “Carlton Dance”

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing Epic Games and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., the creators of the popular online video games Fortnite and NBA 2K, respectively, for allegedly stealing a dance move he made famous during his tenure as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ribeiro, 47, recently filed a lawsuit that claims Fortnite’s “Fresh” emote is an exact copy of “The Carlton” dance, which was featured on the ‘90s sitcom. Carlton frequently would blast Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual” and swing his arms and wiggle his hips in an exaggerated move that quickly became synonymous with the character.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Bridges To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award At Golden Globes

Jeff Bridges will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes next month. Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna said in a statement that the actor/ director/producer, who turned 69 earlier this month, is being honored for his “brilliant body of work across diverse genres” that “has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades.”. ...Read Full Story

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ And ‘The Mule’ Score Big At The Box Office

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is the new box office king, earning $35.4 million during its first three days of release. “Spider-Verse,” based on Sony’s catalog of Marvel heroes, is resonating with a slightly older audience; and has been lauded for bringing a fresh take to the genre. It uses a mix of CGI and hand-drawn animation to bring the web-slinger to life.. ...Read Full Story

Chris Pratt And Tom Holland Are Elf Brothers For Pixar’s ‘Onward’

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt will be teaming up again soon, playing a pair of elf brothers in Pixar’s “Onward.”  The story is about two teenage elf brothers “who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.”  The studio also announced that Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”) will lend their voices to the film as well.. ...Read Full Story

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour To Debut On Netflix On New Year’s Eve

Taylor Swift is taking her groundbreaking Reputation Stadium Tour to Netflix with a special concert film. Swift, who turned 29 yesterday, took to Instagram to make the special announcement on her birthday. “Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes!” Swift wrote in the caption. “Today I finally get to show you something we’ve been working on for a while… the trailer for the Reputation Stadium Tour!” The film is set to premiere on Dec. 31st.. ...Read Full Story

Production Halted After Crew Member Killed In Accident On The Set Of STARZ Series “Power”

A crew member on the hit STARZ series Power was killed Monday morning, shutting down production on Season 6 of the drama. Longtime production assistant Pedro Jimenez was fatally struck by an SUV at about 4:30 a.m. EST while setting up parking cones for a Brooklyn location shoot. STARZ confirmed the news with a statement. Jimenez, who was with the series since its first day of production, was 63 years old. The series has temporarily shut down production out of respect for Jimenez’s family, who was informed of his passing almost immediately. . ...Read Full Story

‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ And ‘The Grinch’ To Make Box Office History This Weekend

Box office history is in the making as Disney Animation’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Universal-Illumination’s The Grinch are being projected to win the top two slots in U.S. theaters this weekend. It was the first time that two animated films had been at the top of the heap since June 2012, when Disney-Pixar’s Brave took the top spot at the box office, and Dreamworks Madagascar 3 took second place.. ...Read Full Story

Kevin Hart Announced As Host Of 2019 Academy Awards

Comedian Kevin Hart has been officially chosen as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards show, his first time serving as the show’s emcee. This follows earlier reports that the actor had been in talks with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about hosting the ceremony.  For the past two years, the Oscars ceremony had been hosted by late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel. . ...Read Full Story

Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra Share Wedding Pictures; Make First Appearance After Their Wedding In India

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra said their “I dos” over the weekend, and they did it twice. The famous couple made it official during a Christian ceremony, led by the groom’s pastor father, Paul Kevin Jonas, on Saturday. The following day, the married again during a traditional Hindu ceremony that honored Chopra’s faith and heritage. Jonas and Chopra capped off their epic wedding weekend by making their first public appearance as a married couple in Jodhpur, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, on Monday.  Check out all of the beautiful pictures of the newlyweds in the link below. . ...Read Full Story

Daredevil Cancelled At Netflix After Three Seasons

Despite strong reviews and a huge fan following, Netflix announced it is cancelling “Daredevil” after three seasons. This is the latest Marvel series, after “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist,” that Netflix  has cancelled recently. Starring Charlie Cox as a blind lawyer-turned-superhero in New York City, “Daredevil” was the first series released as part of the Marvel -Netflix deal in 2015. This leaves “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher” as the two remaining Marvel series on Netflix.. ...Read Full Story

Ariana Grande’s Video For “Thank U, Next” Breaks YouTube And Vevo Records

Following the premiere of Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” music video, it has earned over 50 million views in its first 24 hours. According to reports, Grande’s visual is officially in the YouTube record books and has set a record for biggest music video debut in YouTube history. In its first 24 hours, it was viewed more than 50m times, tripping the 45.9m views BTS’s “IDOL” received. The video, released Friday by the Republic artist, also broke Vevo’s 24-hour view-count record. . ...Read Full Story

Amanda Bynes Covers Paper Magazine’s ‘Break The Internet’ Issue

Actress Amanda Bynes is back, with an appearance on the cover of Paper magazine’s annual “Break the Internet” issue. The cover shoot signifies a fresh start for Bynes, who went through some tough times following her rise to fame as a Nickelodeon star and her transition to film acting in movies including “What a Girl Wants” and “She’s the Man.” . ...Read Full Story

Robert De Niro Confirms His Split From Wife Grace Hightower

Robert De Niro has broken his silence on reports stating that he and his wife, Grace Hightower, had separated. De Niro said on Tuesday in a statement: “Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process. I honor Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting.”. ...Read Full Story

Oscar-Winning Italian Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dies At Age 77

Groundbreaking and controversial Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci has died of cancer at the age of 77, according to Italian filmmaker’s publicists. Bertolucci made his name as part of the new wave of cinema beginning in the early 1960s, and made movie history in 1972 with the sexually explicit and sensational Last Tango in Paris. He then successfully crossed over into mainstream Hollywood filmmaking with 1987’s epic The Last Emperor, which won all nine Oscars it was nominated for, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.. ...Read Full Story

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Set To Break Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office Record

After a $18.5 million opening on Wednesday, November 21, Disney Animation’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” — the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph — is well on it’s way towards earning $80 million+ over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend.  According to Variety, studios are expecting the animated film to land in the $90-$100 million range, possibly breaking Frozen‘s Thanksgiving weekend record of $93. 6 million.. ...Read Full Story

Katy Perry Crowned 2018’s Highest-Paid Female Artist

Katy Perry took home the top honors for 2018 on Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid women in music.  Perry earned $83 million for the year starting June 1, 2017, beating out fellow powerhouses Taylor Swift ($80 million), Beyoncé ($60 million) and Pink ($52 million).  Numbers are based on “Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews and Forbes estimates,” according to the publication. . ...Read Full Story

Ellen Pompeo Calls Out Magazine For “Lack Of Color” In Middle Of Interview

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo took the opportunity to complain about Porter Magazine’s lack of diversity, during the middle of a videotaped roundtable discussion set up by the publication for its annual “Women in Television” issue. Pompeo’s comments were part of a free-wheeling conversation between Pompeo and actresses Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodriquez about diversity at work, at schools and among friends. The women also discussed sexism and the pursuit of pay parity.. ...Read Full Story

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Hosts Private Memorial For Ex-Kim Porter In Bel-Air

Following the tragic death of his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter, Diddy hosted a private memorial for Porter at his Bel-Air home on November 18th. The memorial was filled with hundreds of guests who wanted to pay their respects to the late model, including French Montana, Mary J. Blige and Pharrell. Diddy also posted a heartfelt message dedicated to Kim on social media, saying: “for the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER —-!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love.”. ...Read Full Story

Heather Locklear Placed On Psychiatric Hold After Mental Breakdown

Heather Locklear was placed on another psychiatric hold after suffering a mental breakdown at her Los Angeles home. The former “Melrose Place” star was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 19 after her therapist and lawyer determined that she needed help, according to reports from TMZ. Other reports had surfaced that Locklear had assaulted her boyfriend before EMTs arrived, but sources told TMZ that her boyfriend has not been to the home in a few days. Locklear’s hospitalization is the latest incident in a series of mental health and substance abuse struggles; she was previously arrested for battery on a police officer and emergency personnel before being hospitalized from an apparent overdose in June. A few weeks later, she was admitted to a long-term facility for substance abuse and mental health treatment.. ...Read Full Story

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Tops The Weekend Box Office With $62 Million

“Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” had an opening weekend of $62 million to top the weekend box office.  However, the second installment is down $13 million from its first episode, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in what Warner Bros. intends to be a five-film franchise, and has earned an additional $191 internationally for a worldwide gross of $253 million for its opening weekend.  The Grinch earned second place with $38.2 million, and Bohemian Rhapsody moved to third place with $15.7 million. Mark Wahlberg‘s Instant Family opened in fourth place with $14.7 million and Viola Davis‘ Widows rounded out the Top 5 with $12.3 million.. ...Read Full Story

Celine Dion Unveils Gender-Neutral Clothing Line For Children

Céline Dion is launching a gender-neutral children’s clothing line, saying in part that she hopes to “encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility.” Dion unveiled the CELINUNUNU collection with a humorous commercial, in which she’s shown in the maternity ward of a hospital, blowing a handful of sparkling confetti over a group of infants and replacing their traditional pink and blue sleepwear with black and white, non-gender-specific ensembles. Dion says in the clip, “We miss the past. They dream of tomorrow. We may thrust them forward into the future, but the course will always be theirs to choose.”  The CELINUNUNU collection features more than 70 styles for kids aged 0 to 14 years and was created with the children’s boutique brand NUNUNU, which specializes in unisex designs. . ...Read Full Story

Actress Paz De La Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein For Assault And Sexual Battery

Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a $60 million lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, seeking damages for alleged assault, sexual battery and emotional distress. The “Boardwalk Empire” actress publicly accused Weinstein of raping her twice in 2010 in New York City and sexually assaulting her a year later in Los Angeles. After the Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to press charges in December, de la Huerta is suing Weinstein in California superior court. De la Huerta claims in the suit that Weinstein’s actions have caused her “physical injury, severe emotional distress, humiliation, embarrassment, mental and emotional distress and anxiety.” The actress also claims that Weinstein derailed her career after she refused his advances during the third incident in Los Angeles. De la Huerta estimates that Weinstein cost her $55 million over the course of her career.  Weinstein lawyer Benjamin Brafman issued a statement in response to the suit, calling de la Huerta “an unstable personality with a vivid imagination.” . ...Read Full Story

YouTuber Lilly Singh Announces She’s Taking A Break To Focus On Mental Health

YouTube star Lilly Singh announced she is taking a break from her popular YouTube channel.  Singh — known to her fans as “Superwoman” — announced in a video on Monday that she’ll be taking a hiatus from the video platform, saying she’s not at her “optimal happiness” and could be “mentally healthier.”  She told her viewers that she’s been making videos for 8 years, and added “I am mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. I think there’s a lot going on up here that I need to address that I’m not able to, constantly pumping out content.” She also added that she hasn’t been happy with “a lot of the content I’ve created” adding, “I’ve always said that happiness is the most important thing that you will ever fight for. Relevance is not.” Singh started making videos on the platform back in 2010, and has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. She told Time that she actually discovered YouTube while she was dealing with depression.. ...Read Full Story

“Game Of Thrones” Season 8 Teaser Confirms It’s Final Season Will Premiere April 2019

On Twitter, HBO released a teaser for the final season of Game of Thrones, formally announcing that it will premiere in April 2019. The teaser was released with the text “Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone.” The trailer ends with the reveal that April of 2019 will be the debut of the eight — and final — season of the show, which first premiered in 2011. . ...Read Full Story

Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Help Save Animals From California Fires

Actress Sandra Bullock has made a $100,000 donation to The Humane Society of Ventura County, which is helping the animals affected by the wildfires in Southern California. The organization wrote on Facebook: “Our efforts for rescuing and caring for evacuated animals from the Hill and Woolsey fires had caught her attention and her team reached out to the shelter to show their supporT. Sandra Bullock and her family have reached out to other nonprofit organizations both during this incident and in the past. However, this time she wanted to contribute to those on the frontline rescuing animals in peril and hope others will choose to do the same.” The group said the donation will help provide care for animals such as horses, bulls and donkeys, amongst others, to be safely evacuated from the fires. . ...Read Full Story

‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Released, Introducing New Character

Pixar released the trailer for “Toy Story 4” on Monday, and the whole gang — Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky Dog, Hamm the Piggy Bank and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head — are back, along with a new character; a spork named Forky (voiced by Tony Hale.) While further details about the latest installment of the legendary Toy Story franchise are still scarce, the official synopsis states, “A road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”. ...Read Full Story

Stan Lee, Legendary Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Dies At Age 95

Stan Lee, a legend who created many of the popular Marvel characters, has died at age 95. Lee died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, in New York City. Lee got a job at Timely Comics as an assistant at age 17, and was with the company for near six decades before Timely Comics became Atlas Comics and then Marvel Comics. Lee created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters. Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017. . ...Read Full Story

The 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards: Full List Of Winners

The 44th Annual People’s Choice Awards — now called the E! People’s Choice Awards– made it’s debut on the E! channel on Sunday night, taking place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The evening’s big winner was the Marvel Cinematic Universe as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” earned a total of five awards, including the year’s biggest movie (“Avengers”) as well as top action stars (Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira, respectively, for “Black Panther”). In addition, Melissa McCarthy was awarded the “People’s Icon of 2018” and Victoria Beckham won “Fashion Icon” award, ahead of the show.. ...Read Full Story