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George Lopez’s Prank On Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Sparks Controversy

In a video published by TMZ, comedian George Lopez can be seen pretending to urinate on President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — with the help of a water bottle. Lopez was in Hollywood Tuesday, and after speaking with fans, he decided to “pretend” to relieve himself. In the footage, Lopez, 57, clad in a black suit and tie, can be seen telling a man to record him from behind. He then tilts the bottle forward and empties it as he leans his head back. The prank, however, is receiving major backlash.   Law enforcement in Los Angeles has received a slew of calls and emails from citizens ticked about George’s “sick, deplorable, offensive and disrespectful” act.  However, police say it’s just a prank and no crime was committed.. ...Read Full Story

2018 Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ And ‘Westworld’ Lead Nominations

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with shows like “Westworld” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” in the front of the pack with multiple nods for their stars, including Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright. Elizabeth Moss and Samira Wiley. Newcomers like Rachel Brosnahan also earned honors for her work on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Big names like Donald Glover for “Atlanta,” Milo Ventimiglia for “This Is Us,” Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross for “Black-ish,” Larry David for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and many more earned nods in their respective categories. “Game of Thrones” had the most nominations with 22, followed by “Saturday Night Live” and “Westworld,” who both earned 21.  Colin Jost and Michael Che from “Saturday Night Live” are slated to host this year’s Emmy Awards, which will air Monday, Sept. 17. . ...Read Full Story

Joaquin Phoenix To Star In “Joker” Origin Story For Warner Bros.

Joaquin Phoenix will star in Warner Bros. forthcoming origin film about the Joker, the comic-book villain, with “The Hangover’s” Todd Phillips directing. The movie, which begins production later this year, centers around Batman’s arch nemesis and is billed as “an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen,” according to a statement from Warner Bros. “Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale,” the statement read. It’s unclear if Phoenix will actually play the notorious DC Comics villain (though that appears to be the case. Phillips, who’s best known for comedies such as “Old School” and “War Dogs,” co-wrote the screenplay with “The Fighter” scribe Scott Silver. The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta.. ...Read Full Story

Kylie Jenner Makes Cover Of Forbes Magazine As Next “Youngest-Ever Self-Made Billionaire”

Kylie Jenner, the 20-year-old beauty entrepreneur, made Forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. Coming in at number 27 with an estimated net worth of $900 million, Jenner is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics with virtually no employees or capital. Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago and has since sold more than $630 million worth of makeup. According to Forbes, Kylie Cosmetics is now worth nearly $800 million and Jenner owns 100 percent of the company. Jenner, who is featured on the magazine’s cover, is the youngest person to ever make the list. . ...Read Full Story

Reese Witherspoon To Interview Trailblazing Women For Her New Talk Show

Reese Witherspoon is making her first foray into the world of unscripted television with the half-hour series “Shine On With Reese” where she’ll interview trailblazing women about their journey to success.  The series will find a home on a new video on demand network created for Witherspoon’s media company, Hello Sunshine. It will premiere exclusive content on DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse. “Shine On With Reese,” which premieres July 17, will celebrate “the stories of extraordinary women who have created their own unique paths to success,” according to a press release, with host Witherspoon leading conversations about “their perspectives on ambition, work, family and hopes for the future.”. ...Read Full Story

George Clooney Recovering At His Home Following Scooter Crash In Italy

George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after being involved in an accident while riding his motorbike, hospital officials said. Clooney has been shooting the Hulu miniseries ‘Catch-22’ on Sardinia.  Clooney’s rep said in a statement on Tuesday, “George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital. He is recovering at home and will be fine.” The John Paul II hospital in Olbia said Clooney was released Tuesday.  Local news said the 57-year-old Clooney had been headed to set on Tuesday when his scooter was hit by a car. He was taken to the emergency room after complaining of “a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm.” The accident occurred near Costa Corallina, in the province of Olbia.  Reports also said that Clooney was driving 60 mph when he was thrown from his bike and that he traveled 20 feet in the air before hitting the car’s windshield; his helmet shattered on impact. Clooney has a home on the Italian mainland on Lake Como. Production on the limited series Catch-22 is expected to continue as planned. . ...Read Full Story

Netflix Series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 6 Trailer Is Released

Netflix on Monday released the Season 6 trailer for “Orange Is the New Black,” which sees the Litchfield Penitentiary crew relocating to a maximum security facility, complete with new inmates, routines, and uniforms. Season 6 kicks off just one week after an emergency response team took over Litchfield Penitentiary, and the ladies have been relocated. As we’ve seen in previous seasons, that means there’s sure to be a new cast of characters to cause problems. “Orange Is the New Black” returns to Netflix on July 27. Watch the trailer in the link below. . ...Read Full Story

Sacha Baron Cohen Series ‘Who Is America?’ To Debut On Showtime This Weekend

Showtime has officially announced Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satirical series, Who Is America? will debut on Sunday, July 15.  It will also premiere again on that Sunday night at 10 p.m, with subsequent episodes airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series will consist of seven episodes filmed over the past year, which will explore individuals from diverse backgrounds, both infamous and unknown across the political and cultural spectrum who represent America. The show is created and executive produced by Baron Cohen and is also executive produced by Anthony Hines, Todd Schulman, Andrew Newman, Dan Mazer and Adam Lowitt.
Baron Cohen’s new show marks his second project this year — it was announced in April that he has been cast for the lead role in the Netflix historical drama series, The Spy that takes place in the 1960’s.. ...Read Full Story

Singer Justin Bieber Engaged To Model Hailey Baldwin

Singer Justin Bieber became engaged to model Hailey Baldwin over the weekend, according to multiple reports on Sunday. The couple dated in 2016 before breaking up; just last month, they appeared together publicly, leading to speculation from fans that they had rekindled their romance.  According to reports, the pair got engaged on Saturday during a trip to the Bahamas. Agents for Bieber, 24, and Baldwin, 21, did not immediately respond to requests for comments; howeer Bieber’s parents put up social media posts that helped spark speculation about the pair. A tweet posted by Baldwin’s father, actor Stephen Baldwin, also seemed to allude to the engagement, saying: “Always pray 4 Gods will !! He is moving in the hearts of JB&HB.” The post, however, is no longer on Baldwin’s Twitter account. Before he reunited with Baldwin, Bieber dated singer and actress Selena Gomez off and on for many years.. ...Read Full Story

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Debuts With $80 Million+ At The Box Office

Disney-Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is on its way to an estimated $83.7 million opening weekend from 4,206 North American locations. The 20th Marvel film, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, totaled an estimated $33.8 million Friday, including $11.5 million in Thursday previews. The original “Ant-Man” opened to $57 million two years ago, and went on to earn $519 million worldwide. If estimates hold, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will be the seventh-highest domestic debut of the year, behind “Solo: A Star Wars Story’s” $84.4 million. Rudd and Lilly reprise their roles as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, respectively — superheroes able to shrink themselves into the quantum realm. The cast also includes Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, and Bobby Cannavale. Peyton Reed, who oversaw the first film, returns to the director’s chair.. ...Read Full Story

Documentary Film “Whitney” Explores The Rise And Fall Of Superstar Whitney Houston

“Whitney,” the second feature-length Whitney Houston documentary in 10 months, was produced with cooperation from Houston’s estate, providing greater access to those closest to her. Director Kevin Macdonald uses archival material and interviews to create an intimate portrait of the late music superstar.  Not only does the documentary cover the professional life of Houston, it devotes time to Houston’s relationship with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died three years after her mother. “Whitney” premieres in theaters today, July 6.. ...Read Full Story

‘House of Cards’ Season 6 Teaser Celebrates Robin Wright’s “Independence” From Kevin Spacey

Netflix released a new House of Cards season 6 teaser to coincide with July 4, building up hype for a Claire Underwood-centric season and made a nod to Kevin Spacey‘s firing. In the clip, it states that Claire Underwood has a special Fourth of July message to the country: “Happy Independence Day. To me.” The brief teaser, which depicts Claire proudly sitting atop a marble throne then fades to black with the text #MyTurn appearing on the screen. Frank (Spacey’s character), was the protagonist of the series for five seasons but resigned from the presidency at the end of season 5, allowing Claire to take command. In the final moments of season 5, Claire turned to the camera to break the fourth wall for the first time in the series. “My turn,” Claire declared.  House of Cards season 6 will feature Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver, all of whom appeared in previous seasons of the show. Newcomers to the cast include Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear and Cody Fern.. ...Read Full Story

Kevin Spacey Accused Of Sexual Assault By 3 More Men

Three more men have come forward to accuse actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault.  The incidents allegedly took place in England dating back to the mid-1990s. One of the men told police that Spacey assaulted him in Westminster in 1996. Another alleges that Spacey assaulted him in 2008 in the London borough of Lambeth, which is near the Old Vic Theatre where the actor was an artistic director at the time. The third man says that Spacey assaulted him in Gloucester in 2013. All three men reported their alleged assaults to police in April and February. The cases are reportedly being investigated by the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command. London police confirmed in January that the former “House of Cards” actor was being investigated after three sexual assault accusations. These new allegations bring the total to six. Last year, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually harassing him in 1986 when he was 14 and Spacey was 26.  Spacey did not deny that the incident took place and publicly declared he is gay for the first time in a statement, and in November, a spokesperson for Spacey said the actor “is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment” and “no other information is available at this time.”. ...Read Full Story

Three Charged In Kidnapping Of ‘Halloween’ Actress Daisy McCrackin

Three people have been indicted for allegedly kidnapping actress Daisy McCrackin and actor Joseph Capone. The Halloween: Resurrection star and Capone were allegedly abducted at her home in May 2017 by Keith Stewart and Johntae Jones, who are also accused of pistol-whipping Joseph and forcing both of them into a car. During the alleged kidnapping, Capone was reportedly assaulted. McCrackin was allegedly taken to two Bank of America branches by Jones and Amber Neal and forced to withdrawal $100 and write a cheque for $10,000. The suspects also allegedly stole McCrackin’s 2011 Lexus before they took her home. On Monday, Neal was arrested and is being held on $1 million bail. Jones and Stewart have also been detained and are being held on $3 million and $2 million bail, respectively.. ...Read Full Story

‘Keep Families Together’ March Draws Celebrities Nationwide

At more than 600 locations, hundreds of thousands of people turned out across the U.S. Saturday to rally for immigrant families to demand that the government reunite kids separated from their parents at the border. Celebrities were among the masses at “Keep Families Together” marches in NYC, Washington D.C. and L.A, including Kerry Washington, Amy Schumer, Padma Lakshmi, Lin-Manuel Miranda, America Ferrera and Lea Thompson. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were in attendance in L.A., and the singer gave a short speech about not giving up the fight for families before debuting a new song.. ...Read Full Story

Cast Of “Breaking Bad” To Reunite At San Diego Comic-Con For Show’s 10th Anniversary

The cast of AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” will return to the San Diego Convention Center this year for a 10th-anniversary reunion. Series stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are set to return with the show’s A-star lineup, including Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Banks, and RJ Mitte. Series creator Vince Gilligan will also be in town for the Q&A panel. The panel also joins AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” the “Breaking Bad” spin-off following Odenkirk’s character, for a panel scheduled for an hour prior. Fans recall the series follows New Mexico chemistry teacher Walter White’s (Cranston) fall into the drug trade, as he tries to secure a financial future for his family after a cancer diagnosis. In addition to the reunion, an exclusive vinyl LP with score highlights from series composer Dave Porter will also be released at Comic-Con. The last time Comic-Con fans saw “Breaking Bad” at Comic-Con was in 2013, when the series’ final season aired. . ...Read Full Story

Tim Allen Reveals ‘Last Man Standing’ Season 7 Premiere Date On Fox

On Thursday, Tim Allen shared on Twitter that  “Last Man Standing” officially has a premiere date. “Mark your calendar for Sept. 28th! @LastManStanding #LastManStanding,” he captioned a picture of himself holding actress Nancy Travis, who plays his wife on the show.  Last month, it was announced the series was picked up by Fox for Season 7 after ABC canceled the popular show. “When I heard the offer to create more episodes of ‘Last Man Standing,’ I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out,” he admitted. “It’s the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show.” Along with Allen and Travis, the show’s original cast, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson, will also return. The show is expected to air at 8 p.m. when it finally returns after more than a year off the air.. ...Read Full Story

‘Flip or Flop’ Star Christina El Moussa Lands New HGTV Solo Series

Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa revealed on Wednesday that she will star in a new HGTV series. The 34-year-old television personality said on Instagram that she’s “so excited” to star in her own new show, Christina on the Coast. “I’m so excited to announce my new series on HGTV called Christina on the Coast, which will debut in early 2019!” she wrote. “I will be helping homeowners redesign their outdated properties into beautiful spaces! #ChristinaOnTheCoast #HGTV.” HGTV confirmed the news in a press release. The network said Christina on the Coast will consist of eight episodes and follow El Moussa as she expands her design business in Southern California.  El Moussa split from husband and Flip or Flop co-star Tarek El Moussa in December 2016 after seven years of marriage. The pair remained co-stars for the new season of their show that debuted this past May. Tarek El Moussa is also in talks for a new HGTV series.. ...Read Full Story

Joe Jackson, Patriarch Of Musical Jackson Family, Dies At 89

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, died Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 89. Jackson was the father of and at times manager to pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling singing group, The Jackson 5. No cause of death has been released, but Jackson had reportedly been in ill health. Jackson married his wife, Katherine, in 1949. They moved into into a home on Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, the following year, where they welcomed their first of 10 children, Maureen “Rebbie” Jackson.Rebbie was followed by Sigmund “Jackie” Jackson in 1951, Toriano “Tito” Jackson in 1953, Jermaine Jackson in 1954, La Toya Jackson in 1956, Marlon Jackson in 1957, Michael Jackson in 1958, Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson in 1961 and Janet Jackson in 1966.. ...Read Full Story

Oscars Awards Aims To Boost Diversity With 928 New Member Invitations

The group behind the prestigious Oscars film awards has invited 928 artists and executives to join the Academy Awards body – almost half of whom are women. Of those invited by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, just over a third are from minorities. The move is part of a plan to double the number of women and ethnic minorities in the Academy by 2020. Women on the list include Jada Pinkett Smith, Amy Schumer, Ann Dowd, Christine Baranski, Tiffany Haddish and Sarah Silverman. Listed notable male stars include African-American comedian Dave Chappelle, actor Daniel Kaluuya, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Get Out, and French-American actor Timothée Chalamet, who starred in the film Call Me By Your Name.. ...Read Full Story

Actor Terry Crews Brings His Fights Against Sexual Assault To Capitol Hill

Actor Terry Crews recounted his story of sexual assault, as he appeared before a Senate committee hearing to advocate for the “Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights.” Crews told lawmakers on Tuesday that even as a former NFL linebacker and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star, “I sit here as an example” of survivors. Crews said, “This happened to me, too.” The “Survivors’ Bill of Rights” would create special protections for sexual assault survivors, including not charging survivors for an examination, preserving rape kits for 20 years or the maximum applicable statute of limitations, and providing survivors with written notification before a rape kit is disposed of. Crews told senators of his assailant that “the assault lasted only minutes, but what he was effectively telling me while he held my genitals in his hand was that he held the power. That he was in control.” Crews says the assault happened during a 2016 party he attended with his wife. “I was sexually assaulted by a successful Hollywood agent,” he said candidly. He previously has identified the perpetrator as Adam Venit, who at the time headed the motion picture department at William Morris Endeavor.. ...Read Full Story

Roseanne Barr Breaks Down In First Interview Since Scandal

In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of “Roseanne.” Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation. In the interview, Barr claims she “never would have wittingly called any black person a monkey. What can I do now except say of course, I’m not a racist, I’m an idiot.  Barr spoke tearfully for much of the interview, her first since the cancellation of “Roseanne.”  Barr said of her tweet that she “didn’t mean what they think I meant. But I have to face that it hurt people. When you hurt people even unwillingly there’s no excuse. I don’t want to run off and blather on with excuses. But I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.”. ...Read Full Story

Heather Locklear Arrested Again On New Battery Charges

Heather Locklear has been arrested on suspicion of fighting with first responders for the second time this year, authorities said Monday. Locklear appeared extremely intoxicated when deputies arrived at her Southern California home at about 11 p.m. Sunday to investigate a dispute between Locklear and either family members or friends, Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Garo Kuredjian said. Locklear kicked one of the deputies then kicked a paramedic who was called to evaluate her because of her intoxication, Kuredjian said. She was taken to a hospital then taken to jail and booked on two misdemeanor battery counts, he said. Locklear was released Monday morning after posting $20,000 bail.. ...Read Full Story

“Game Of Thrones” Co-Stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie Marry In Scotland

Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie’s family.  Harington and Leslie were greeted by members of the public who had gathered outside the church. Guests included the pair’s “Game of Thrones” co-stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke and John Bradley. Harington and Leslie met in 2012 on the set of the HBO series, where they played a couple as the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. Leslie left the cast in 2014 and currently stars in U.S. legal drama “The Good Fight.” The couple announced their engagement with a notice in the Times of London newspaper in September.. ...Read Full Story

Michael Jackson Musical Coming To Broadway In 2020

A new Broadway musical inspired by the life of the late entertainer Michael Jackson will be coming to the Great White Way in 2020.  Jackson’s estate has teamed up with Columbia Live Stage to develop a new musical with a book written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The music in the show will feature songs from Jackson‘s catalog. Christopher Wheeldon, a Tony winner best known for his work on An American in Paris, is set to direct and choreograph the show.. ...Read Full Story

ABC Announces ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Without Roseanne Barr Called ‘The Conners’

ABC will air a new “Roseanne” spinoff series called “The Conners” ― minus any involvement from Roseanne Barr, the network announced Thursday. The project was green-lit just weeks after the network canceled a reboot of Barr’s eponymous show following a series of racist comments the actress posted to Twitter about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. The new sitcom will debut with 10 episodes, and is set to premiere in Fall 2018.  “Roseanne” series stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman will return. “The Conners” will air in “Roseanne’s” vacated Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m. time slot. ABC said in a statement, “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love,. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.” . ...Read Full Story

Demi Lovato Sings About Addiction Struggles And Relapse In New Single “Sober”

Demi Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but her new song indicates she may no longer be sober. The pop star released ” Sober ” on YouTube on Thursday, and Lovato tweeted a link to the song with the words “My truth.” The singer-actress struggled with an eating disorder, self-mutilation and other issues, entering rehab in 2010. She has spoken out about her battles with drugs and alcohol over the years, and she’s become a role model for young women and men who have faced their own issues. Lyrics of the song include: “Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore/And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor.” Representatives for the 25-year-old singer didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.. ...Read Full Story

Michael B. Jordan And Sylvester Stallone Return In First “Creed II” Trailer

In the first trailer for Creed II, Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, whose latest opponent is a blast from the past and will be familiar to fans of the “Rocky” franhise. Creed is set to take on Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), who killed Creed’s father during a match in Rocky IV. Stallone, who won a Golden Globe for Creed and wrote Creed II, is back for his eighth go-around as Balboa, while Tessa Thompson returns as Creed’s love interest Bianca. Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad also star. Creed II opens in theaters on Nov. 21. Watch the Creed II trailer below.. ...Read Full Story

Eva Longoria And Husband Jose Bastón Welcome First Child Together

“Desperate Housewives” alum Eva Longoria is a mom. The actress, 43, welcomed her first child, a boy, with husband José “Pepe” Bastón, 50, on Tuesday. She shared a photo of baby Santiago Enrique Bastón saying “we are so grateful for this beautiful blessing.” Bastón runs Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, and has three children from from a previous marriage. Longoria took her fans along with her as she documented her pregnancy on social media. . ...Read Full Story

Months After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Kevin Spacey Will Return To Theaters In “Billionaire Boys Club”

Kevin Spacey will make his return to the big screen months after facing several sexual misconduct accusations. The actor will appear in Billionaire Boys Club, appearing with his Baby Driver costar Ansel Elgort. The movie was shot over a year before allegations against him came to light, and will be released in theaters August 17. Production company Vertical Entertainment said in a statement: “We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior — that were not publicly known when the film was made almost 2.5 years ago — do not tarnish the release. We don’t condone sexual harassment on any level and we fully support victims of it. At the same time, this is neither an easy nor insensitive decision to release this film in theaters, but we believe in giving the cast, as well as hundreds of crew members who worked hard on the film, the chance to see their final product reach audiences.” Allegations against Spacey were first brought forward in October by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged the actor had previously made inappropriate sexual advances toward him when he was just 14-years-old.. ...Read Full Story