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“Fixer Upper” Stars Chip And Joanna Gaines Announce New HGTV Series

Chip and Joanna Gaines have a new series coming to HGTV. Called Fixer Upper: Behind the Design, the half-hour-long project will give fans a peek behind the stars’ design process as they execute overhauls. The first of the 15 episodes will air on Tuesday, April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere is scheduled for just after the main Fixer Upper series. “I can’t wait to show our fans how every piece of the design comes together before the final reveal,” Joanna said in a statement. “I want to nail every detail so that, when we walk away, Chip and I know we’ve given a family the one-of-a-kind home of their dreams.” Exclusive photos and video will be available to viewers online a the following link:  HGTV.com/FixerUpperBehindtheDesign. ...Read Full Story

Police Called To Tori Spelling’s Home Amid Reports Of ‘Nervous Breakdown’

Police rushed to the home of Tori Spelling in Los Angeles after a 911 caller reported that the celebrity was having a “nervous breakdown.” Officers were called to Spelling’s home on Thursday morning, March 1st, after an anonymous call was made at around 7:00 reported that Spelling was behaving in a “very aggressive” way, according to TMZ. While she reportedly didn’t have any weapons, she was agitated enough for someone in the house to call 911.  Spelling is also said to have dialed 911 the night before because she thought someone was breaking into her home, but it just turned out to be her husband, Dean McDermott, coming home. Earlier Wednesday evening, she had been out for the evening with ‘The Bachelor’ star Corinne Olympios. Spelling has reportedly dealt with mental health issues in the past.. ...Read Full Story

Former E! Staffer Says He Witnessed Misconduct By Ryan Seacrest Against His Former Stylist

An anonymous industry source claimed to have witnessed E!’s Ryan Seacrest acting inappropriately toward his former stylist in an interview with Today on Wednesday.  Former stylist Suzie Hardy has accused Seacrest of sexually harassing and assaulting her over the six years that she was employed by the network from 2007-13, including grabbing her crotch multiple times. On the Today show, the unnamed source corroborated Hardy’s account.  Seacrest, 43, has staunchly denied Hardy’s allegations, and his network is standing by him as he’s set to host E!’s Oscars coverage Sunday. Seacrest has accused Hardy of attempting to blackmail him; however Hardy’s attorney, Howard E. King, said of Seacrest’s denial statement: “Not only is that false, but it is an attempt to smear the victim and divert attention from her very specific and supportable claims.”. ...Read Full Story

“Fuller House” Creator Jeff Franklin Fired After Complaints Of Inappropriate Behavior

Fuller House creator and show runner Jeff Franklin has been fired, and will no longer be a part of the Netflix sitcom. His firing follows reported complaints about his behavior in the writers’ room. Franklin, who created Full House and it’s sequel Fuller House, has been accused of being verbally abusive and making inappropriate statements in the writers’ room and on set, according to Variety. As a result of the allegations, Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series, has declined to renew the veteran TV writer’s production deal.  A Netflix spokesperson said, “Fuller House will return for a fourth season, as planned. We hope to go into production in the next few months.” Fuller House was renewed in January for season 4.  Representatives for Fuller did not immediately respond to comment as of press time.. ...Read Full Story

Steve Martin And Martin Short Announce Netflix Comedy Special

Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to Netflix. The comedy legends announced a new special for the streaming service, which will be called “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life.”  The special will launch globally on Netflix later this year. Martin tweeted a brief video announcement, where he and Short promised that they’ll be working with “the best video people in the business.”  Martin and Short taped the special at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina during their current tour.  “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” was directed by Marcus Raboy and executive producers include Martin, Short, Lorne Michaels, Erin David and Marc Gurvitz.  You can watch the announcement video from Martin and Short here.. ...Read Full Story

Disney Donates $1 Million to STEM Programs Following ‘Black Panther’ Success

The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the enormous success of Black Panther by donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, according to a news release. The donation is meant to further develop the organization’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.” The Boys & Girls Club will use the money to fund STEM centers at “12 communities across the country,” as per the release, Marvel’s Black Panther has earned $700 million in the worldwide box office, after two weeks of release.. ...Read Full Story

Film Director Kevin Smith Hospitalized After Suffering Massive Heart Attack

Kevin Smith revealed on Twitter late Sunday night that he had suffered a “massive heart attack.” The Clerks director also shared a photo of himself in the hospital. Smith was scheduled to appear at an early and late show Sunday at Glendale, California’s Alex Theatre, when he fell ill between shows. In a follow-up Facebook post, Smith elaborated on the situation: “I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening but I might’ve gone too far.”  Smith was in good spirits following his traumatic medical ordeal, adding that he’s likely facing some lifestyle changes (and weighing going vegan) following the heart attack, but added: “The point of this post is to tell you that I faced my greatest fear tonight… and it wasn’t as bad as I’ve always imagined it’d be,” the director wrote. “I don’t want my life to end but if it ends, I can’t complain. It was such a gift.”. ...Read Full Story

Heather Locklear Arrested For Domestic Violence And Battery

Heather Locklear was taken into custody over the weekend following a domestic violence incident at her home in Thousand Oaks, California. She was arrested for battery on a police officer and taken to a medical center before being transferred to Ventura County Jail.  The 56-year-old former ‘Melrose Place’ star was handcuffed and taken to a hospital on Sunday, 2/25 for psychiatric evaluation after her brother called 911 following his witnessing a fight between her and her boyfriend at their home. When officers arrived, Locklear allegedly hit three deputies and was charged with three counts of battery.  Back In 2008, Locklear was arrested for DUI, and in 2011 domestic violence allegations were charged against her by then-boyfriend and ‘Melrose Place’ co-star Jack Wagner. Locklear was previously married twice: to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. She and Sambora have one child together, Ava.  Locklear is currently in the process of posting bail.. ...Read Full Story

India’s Bollywood Legend Sridevi Dies At Age 54

Sridevi, one of India’s most famous actresses, has died at age 54. She was known only by a single name, and was described as the first female superstar in the Bollywood industry. Sridevi died on Saturday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack, her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor told the Indian Express. Her most famous roles included playing a reporter in Mr India and in Chandni, when she played a woman choosing between two suitors. Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, she started in the industry at the age of four and worked throughout her childhood, playing her first adult Bollywood role at the age of 13. She won five Filmfare Awards, and was nominated 10 times in the Indian equivalent to the Oscars. She stopped acting after her second marriage to Boney Kapoor, but made a well-received comeback in 2012 with English Vinglish, about a woman learning English. It is understood she was at a wedding with her husband and daughter at the time of her death.. ...Read Full Story

Black Panther Scores $108M In 2nd Record Breaking Weekend

Black Panther is now directly behind 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the second-highest grossing second weekend in box office history. The Marvel movie has now earned $400 million in only 10 days domestically with an additional $304 million internationally. This weekend’s earnings saw only a 46% decline over the opening weekend and has beat out 2015’s Jurassic World and 2012’s The Avengers for the second-highest second weekend, which has exceeded expectations. It currently has an A+ CinemaScore, which is only the second Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to do so, and it has maintained a 97% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  . ...Read Full Story

Actor Brendan Fraser Says HFPA Ex-President Sexually Assaulted Him

Brendan Fraser is coming forward with allegations of sexual assault by an ex-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In a new interview with GQ, Fraser alleges that the HFPA’s Philip Berk assaulted him at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the summer of 2003. Fraser, through his reps, asked the HFPA for an apology, which Berk says he wrote, but added “My apology admitted no wrongdoing, the usual ‘If I’ve done anything that upset Mr. Fraser, it was not intended and I apologize.’” Berk took a six-month leave of absence from the HFPA in April 2014, following backlash from his memoir, but is still a member. He denied the claim in an e-mail to GQ, saying “Mr. Fraser’s version is a total fabrication.” The HFPA did not respond to Variety’s request for comment. The actor said that the incident made him reclusive and he retreated from public life. He was rarely invited back to the Golden Globes, which the HFPA runs, and he feels as though he was blacklisted as a result. He also believes it’s partly why his career derailed, and said “The phone does stop ringing in your career, and you start asking yourself why. There’s many reasons, but was this one of them? I think it was.”   . ...Read Full Story

Tiffany Haddish Set To Host The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

MTV announced Thursday that comedian TIffany Haddish will host this summer’s 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Last year, MTV expanded the ceremony — formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards  — to recognize television and did away with gender-based category divisions.  Haddish, who had a breakout year in 2017, is making her mark on movies and TV.  The actress had a star turn in last year’s hit film “Girls Trip,” as well as previously appearing in the critically acclaimed NBC series “The Carmichael Show.” In addition to the hosting gig, Haddish will be starring opposite Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom “The Last OG” and alongside Kevin Hart in Universal’s “Night School.” The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards airs at 9 p.m. Pacific on June 18. Categories and nominees are still TBD.. ...Read Full Story

Oprah Winfrey And Steven Spielberg Also Pledge $500K To March For Our Lives

Oprah Winfrey, along with Steven Spielberg and his Kate Capshaw, are the newest celebrities to pledge donations to the March for Our Lives goal of new gun reform laws. On Monday, George and Amal Clooney announced that they would donate $500,000 to the March for Our Lives, an event happening on March 24 in the wake of the Parkland shootings in Florida last week. Following their announcement, Winfrey tweeted out her support and pledged a sizable donation of her own in support. Spielberg and Capshaw also pledged a donation for the group of high school survivors that claimed the lives of 17. “The young students in Florida and now across the country are already demonstrating their leadership with a confidence and maturity that belies their ages,” said the couple in a joint statement. “We are joining in this movement with a donation of $500,000.”  March For Our Lives is happening on March 24 in Washington D.C. and across America.. ...Read Full Story

Talk Show Host Wendy Williams Taking Leave From Her Show After Being Diagnosed With Graves’ Disease

After canceling a number of shows last week, Wendy Williams announced on-air that she would be taking three weeks off to focus on her health. The host was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, a condition in which the thyroid overproduces hormones resulting in anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, weight loss, puffy eyes, and and enlarged thyroid. “My doctor has prescribed … are you ready? As of today, three weeks of vacation,” Williams told her audience on the show.  It’s not known if this diagnoses has anything to do with the fall she took back in October after fainting on air. Shortly after the stumble, her publicist said that Williams was “dehydrated and is on her way home for a good day and night of sleep. She has been examined by medical professionals and is well.”   Encore tapings of The Wendy Williams Show will be shown during Williams’ 3-week hiatus.. ...Read Full Story

George And Amal Clooney Announce $500K Donation In Wake Of Florida Shooting

George and Amal Clooney announced on Tuesday a $500,000 donation to the “March for Our Lives” demonstration organized by the Florida school shooting survivors, to take place next month. The couple made the donation in the name of their 8-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander.  They said their family will be attending the “March for Our Lives” on March 24. George Clooney said in a statement. “Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School. Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating $500,000 to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it.”. ...Read Full Story

Serena Williams Says She Almost Died After Giving Birth

Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September. Now Williams, 36, gives a first-person account of the complications she faced during and after childbirth in an opinion piece for CNN published on Tuesday. “I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia,” the piece begins. Williams writes that her daughter was born by emergency C-section when the baby’s hear rate dropped dramatically during contractions. Just 24 hours after the surgery, Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism, a condition where one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. The pulmonary embolism Williams suffered after giving birth led to other complications, saying “When I finally made it home to my family, I had to spend the first six weeks of motherhood in bed.”  Williams considers herself fortunate and is drawing attention to the issue among mothers in the U.S. and the world who don’t have access to quality medical care.. ...Read Full Story

Duchess Kate Criticized For Wearing Green To BAFTAs Amid Time’s Up Dress Code

Duchess Kate and husband Prince William found themselves in a bit of controversy after turning heads at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Sunday, February 18.  Many female stars like Emma Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Margot Robbie wore black to the BAFTAs to follow the dress code that began at the Golden Globes, making a statement in the Time’s Up movement. However, Kate, pregnant with her third child, opted to wear a deep green Jenny Packham dress with emerald shaped earrings.  The royal family has always been expected to avoid revealing their political positions in public; however Kate still received backlash on social media for her outfit choice.  . ...Read Full Story

Stars Hit The Red Carpet In London For The 2018 BAFTA Awards

Joanna Lumley of “Absolutely Fabulous” hosted the 71st British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall tonight, marking the first time a female has hosted the event in 17 years.  The night will be dominated by women in the film industry — as they are all coming together dressed in black, ahead of the Time’s Up movement and the signing of an open letter published in The Observer. This year’s BAFTAs shed a new light on LGBTQ filmmaking with “Call Me by Your Name” getting four nods and “God’s Own Country” making a debut in the Outstanding British Film category. See the full list of winners and highlights from the ceremony in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

‘Black Panther’ Tops The Box Office With $192M Weekend

Critical acclaim and huge anticipation pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, establishing the superhero sensation at the box-office. The Marvel film blew past expectations to become the fifth-highest-grossing debut ever, following only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” ”Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” ”Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.”  On Sunday, Disney predicted a four-day holiday weekend of $218 million domestically and a global debut of $361 million. The film ranks among the top 15 global debuts ever, and it’s also the highest-grossing movie over a February opening weekend.. ...Read Full Story

READY PLAYER ONE: New Movie Trailer Invites Us Into A World Of “Pure Imagination”

The latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming sci-fi spectacular Ready Player One is all about the nostalgia and throwback pop culture references, starting with the choice of music. The new spot features a cover of “Pure Imagination” from Gene Wilder’s 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and features the movie’s hero Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) introducing us to the immersive virtual reality world known as the OASIS. In the trailer, he explains: “It’s a place where the limits of reality are your own imagination.” Ready Player One will hit theaters March 29. Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Lena Waithe, and Olivia Cooke also star.  See the new trailer in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Amy Schumer Announces Her Surprise Wedding To Chef Chris Fischer

Amy Schumer married chef Chris Fischer in a secret ceremony on Tuesday after just a few months of dating. The two were married at a house in Malibu, California, in front of 80 friends, including stars Larry David, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, David Spade and Jake Gyllenhaal.  Schumer confirmed her nuptials after the news broke, posting wedding photos on Instagram and writing simply, “Yup.”  Schumer later posted a message on Instagram saying that she wasn’t pregnant, and that she wanted people to donate to the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety in lieu of wedding gifts. . ...Read Full Story

Lena Dunham Reveals She Underwent Hysterectomy Amid Battle With Endometriosis

Girls creator and actress Lena Dunham has revealed that, following a brutal years-long battle with endometriosis, she underwent a total hysterectomy in 2017. Dunham shared the revelation in a personal essay, titled “The Painful Truth,” from the upcoming March issue of Vogue.  Excerpts reveal that Dunham’s decision to have her cervix and uterus removed came after “years of complex surgeries measuring in the double digits” failed to alleviate her chronic pain. In the essay, Dunham also discusses her hopes to someday start a family, suggesting that adoption or using a surrogate is her plan. In April 2017, Dunham underwent surgery to remove her ovaries from her rectal wall. On May 1, while attending the Met Gala in NYC, Dunham was rushed to a hospital after suffering complications caused by the condition.. ...Read Full Story

Former ‘Charles in Charge’ Actor Alexander Polinsky Claims Abuse By Scott Baio

A former “Charles in Charge” actor says Scott Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Alexander Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday in Los Angeles during a news conference. Polinsky says Baio exposed himself, talked about gay sex acts with the young actor and once threw a hot cup of tea in his face. Another former “Charles in Charge” co-star, Nicole Eggert, came forward last month with claims that Baio sexually assaulted her when she was a minor while they worked together on the hit show. Baio called those allegations false, saying he and Eggert were involved in a consensual relationship when she was of legal age. Brian Glicklich, Baio’s spokespman, said the new claims would be addressed at a news conference.. ...Read Full Story

Chris Rock’s ‘Tamborine’ Netflix Stand-Up Special Arrives On Valentine’s Day

When Netflix released a teaser trailer over Super Bowl weekend that just featured a bunch of tambourines being played, no one was really sure what it was all about — but it seems we now have an answer. Chris Rock‘s first Netflix stand-up special is making it’s debut on Valentine’s Day. The special is called Tamborine, and the comedian posted the same video that debuted over a week ago, but this time with his name and the title of the special appearing at the end along with the release date. It’s been 10 years since Rock debuted a new stand-up special, his last one being Kill the Messsenger from HBO in 2008. Tamborine was filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, directed by fellow stand-up comedian Bo Burnham. It’s the first of two new specials that Chris Rock will be doing for the streaming service. Rock will also be starring in the new Netflix comedy The Week Of with Adam Sandler this spring.. ...Read Full Story

Danielle Herrington Is The New Sports Illustrated Cover Model

Model Danielle Herrington has become the third black woman to grace the cover of the coveted 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. In a video released by the magazine, former SI swimsuit cover model Tyra Banks was the one to break the news to Herrington.  Herrington made her debut in the magazine in 2017. SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day said in a statement, “Last year, Danielle was a rookie, and yet already an exemplary model. She’s an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador.  She owned every single second of her shoot.”  Day added. “Last year she showed up never expecting to be there; this year she showed up completely claiming her place and status as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.”  Aside from Herrington and Banks, Beyoncé nabbed the SI Swimsuit cover in 2007.  The issue is on sale now.. ...Read Full Story

Kim Cattrall Rips Into Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Nice-Girl’ Persona Following Brother’s Death

Following months of trouble between former “Sex and the City” co-stars Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, Cattrall let everyone know this weekend that Parker was definitely “not her friend.”  After Cattrall announced Feb. 4 that her brother Christopher Cattrall was found dead in Canada, Parker seemed to reach out with a compassionate note on Cattrall’s Instagram post, writing: “Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.” Cattrall, 61, shot back on Saturday, telling Parker via another Instagram post that she was never her friend. She also called Parker, 52, a hypocrite and accused her of exploiting her family’s tragedy to boost her “nice girl persona.”  A certain degree of tension between Cattrall and Parker has long been known, though Parker would often tell the media how much she “adored” Cattrall.  . ...Read Full Story

Amy Schumer Makes It Official With Her New Chef Boyfriend

Comedian Amy Schumer has a new boyfriend: celebrated chef Chris Fischer, whose Martha’s Vineyard restaurant is a favorite of former President Obama and his family. Schumer and Fischer made their relationship Instagram official on Sunday, when Schumer shared a black-and-white photo of the couple at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday party. “Happy Birthday @theellenshow thank you for having us,” she captioned the post. Schumer and Fischer were rumored to be dating as far back as early November 2017 when they were spotted together in New York City. However Schumer’s reps refused to comment on the relationship at the time.  Fischer was raised in New England and runs the restaurant at the Beach Plum Inn, which is rumored to be the Obamas’ favorite spot on the island.  . ...Read Full Story

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Tops Box Office With $38.8M Debut

Fifty Shades Freed, Universal’s finale to the franchise, dominated the competition in North America as it opened top on $38.8m despite scoring the lowest debut of the series. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in the release, which arrived in 3,768 venues, some 20% behind the $46.6m number two launch exactly a year ago of Fifty Shades Darker, and less than 50% of what Fifty Shades Of Grey achieved on $85.2m back in 2015.  In other box office news, Sony Pictures launched children’s film Peter Rabbit in second place with $25m in 3,735 venues, while Clint Eastwood’s terrorism thriller The 15:17 To Paris opened third via Warner Bros with $12.6m in 3,042.. ...Read Full Story

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ Debuts At No. 1

Justin Timberlake earned his fourth No. 1 ranking album this week as Man of the Woods debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The bulk of Timberlake’s number came from traditional sales—not streaming. 242,000 of his total came from traditional album sales, in addition to 14,000 track equivalent albums and 37,000 streaming equivalent albums. Of the traditional albums sold, 139,000 were digital albums, 89,000 were CDs, and 15,000 were vinyl LPs. Timberlake’s last album, The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), debuted at the top of the chart with 350,000 traditional album sales. The first part of The 20/20 Experience sold 968,000 copies in its first week. His other No. 1 album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, sold 684,000 copies in its opening week.. ...Read Full Story