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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

Kate Upton Details Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano

Kate Upton, who had previously Tweeted #MeToo in regard to Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, has detailed her allegations to Time, saying the fashion head assaulted and harassed her and called her a “fat pig.” Upton claims that Marciano asked to meet her while she was shooting a Guess Lingerie campaign in 2010. “Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts… despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way.” Marciano has called the allegations “absolutely false” and “preposterous.” “I have never been alone with Kate Upton,” he told Time. “I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.”. ...Read Full Story

Mickey Jones, Actor and Former Bob Dylan Drummer, Dead at 76

Actor Mickey Jones died early Wednesday morning at the age of 76, as confirmed by his representative. The character actor was best known for recurring roles on Justified and Home Improvement. Jones was born in Houston, Texas, and started off as a professional drummer before leaving high school. His biggest music gig was as Bob Dylan‘s drummer before the singer went on hiatus in 1967 following a motorcycle accident. In over 20 years as a musician, Jones was part of more than a dozen Gold records. Jones began acting in the mid-’70s and got his first recurring role in 1980 on the Alice spinoff series Flo. He continued doing guest spots and worked consistently over the rest of his life with his best known roles being Pete Bilker of K&B Construction on 13 episode of Home Improvement and as Rodney “Hot Rod” Durham in the second and third seasons of Justified. Jones is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Starr, and their two children.. ...Read Full Story

YouTube Star Kian Lawley Loses Movie Gig After Racist Comments Surface

YouTube star Kian Lawley will not appear in the upcoming adaptation of bestselling young adult novel “The Hate U Give” after a video of Lawley making racist statements began making rounds online. “Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in ‘The Hate U Give,'” a spokesperson for Twentieth Century Fox Films said in a statement. Lawley was cast in “The Hate U Give,” based on the Angela Thomas novel, late last year.  An undated video of Lawley making racist remarks was uploaded late last month and drew enough attention to prompt a response from Lawley two days ago, before he was let go from the film. Following news that he would be replaced in the movie, Lawley said, “I respect Fox’s decision to recast this role for ‘The Hate U Give’ as it is an important story, and it would not be appropriate for me to be involved considering the actions of my past.  With that being said, I am fully aware of the mistakes I have made and strive every day to become a better me than I was yesterday,” he said.. ...Read Full Story

The Spice Girls Are Rumored To Be Reuniting For A New Tour

The Spice Girls are getting back together for a U.S. reunion tour, according to a TMZ report. The famous 90s girl band posted a photo on Instagram that caused speculation of a reunion. Sources say that all of the original Spice Girls recently met with former manager Simon Fuller in order to work on “rough planning” for a world tour that would hopefully happen later this year.  Sources also say the tour will begin in the U.K. and eventually make its way to the U.S., but there are no plans to record any new music as part of this reunion. None of this has been confirmed, but TMZ says that “everyone is fully committed and the tour is going to happen.”. ...Read Full Story

Quentin Tarantino Opens Up About Uma Thurman’s “Kill Bill” Accident Saying It Was “One of the Biggest Regrets of My Life”

Quentin Tarantino is directly addressing the claims made about him by Uma Thurman in a recent interview she did with The New York Times. Tarantino admitted that he regrets her terrifying car accident on the set of Kill Bill. He also explained his decision to spit on her and choke her for scenes in Kill Bill—revelations that were met with backlash on social media, painting Tarantino as someone who liked to torture his leading ladies. Tarantino also spoke about his shock after finding out Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed both Thurman and actress Mira Sorvino, who was Tarantino’s girlfriend at the time. Tarantino went into detail about the Kill Bill car accident. “It’s the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt,” he said. He defended himself against characterizations that he was furious with her then for not doing the stunt, saying that he performed the stunt himself to make sure it was safe. . ...Read Full Story

ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ To End After Season 7

ABC series Once Upon a Time is set to conclude its run following its current season. Series co-creator Adam Horowitz took to his Twitter account to announce the news. The show premiered in 2011 and has remained on the network for seven seasons, with new episodes set to air until its finale. The premise of the series, childhood fantasy characters transplanted into the real-world by the curse of an evil Queen, intrigued millions of viewers with the first season of “OUAT” experiencing major success after its pilot was viewed by almost 13 million viewers. For this current season an entirely new cast was brought in following most of the original cast departing the series, including it’s leads, Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas. Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue remained for the rebooted season.  The final season of Once Upon a Time will return on ABC on March 2.. ...Read Full Story

John Mahoney, Beloved Father On TV’s Frasier, Dies At 77

Actor John Mahoney died Sunday at age 77, according to reports. Born in Blackpool, England, in 1940, Mahoney became best known for his role as Martin Crane in NBC’s Frasier, though he didn’t kick-start his acting career until later in life.  Mahoney quit his job and started taking acting classes and soon got his first role in David Mamet’s Water Engine in 1977. Four years after pursuing acting, John Malkovich encouraged him to join Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre. In 1993, the actor accepted the role of Martin Crane in NBC’s sitcom Frasier. Mahoney received two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations for this role. He remained a regular until Frasier‘s end in 2004. More recently, he had a recurring role in Hot in Cleveland.  Mahoney was never married and did not have any children.. ...Read Full Story

Lady Gaga Has Cancelled The Rest Of Her Tour Due To ‘Severe Pain’

Lady Gaga has revealed that she is canceling the remain dates on her current Joanne tour. The singer broke the news on Instagram that she is “suffering from severe pain” and, as a result, has to cancel the final ten dates of the Joanne tour, which was due to culminate in Europe. “Unfortunately, Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live.” The Instagram post further explained, “Last night, with strong support from her medical team, Lady Gaga made the tough decision to immediately come off the road. She is extremely sorry and deeply saddened that she cannot perform for her European fans, who have waited so patiently.”  The post also revealed, “She is in the care of expert medical professionals who are working closely with her so she can continue to perform for her fans for years to come.”. ...Read Full Story

Justin Timberlake Hits The Stage During The Super Bowl LII Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake hit the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show stage on Sunday, and in true Timberlake fashion he performed a medley of his greatest hits with energy, showing off his moves with a revolving door of dancers, and dedicating a piano ballad to the late singer Prince with video footage of The Purple One playing over him. He sang the Minnesota native’s 1984 hit “I Will Die 4 U” alongside a hologram of the singer, who passed away in 2016. The entire city of Minneapolis was also entirely lit up in purple. Backup dancers held up mirrors reflecting light during Timberlake’s single “Mirror,” which then turned rainbow during “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Timberlake finished the set by running into stands, encouraging the crowd to sing and clap.  The performance marked the first time Timberlake took to the Super Bowl stage alone. Besides his 2004 performance, Timberlake also performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001, where his band ‘N Sync performed with Britney Spears and Aerosmith. ...Read Full Story

Kylie Jenner Gives Birth To Baby Girl

After months of speculation, Kylie Jenner announced that she gave birth to a baby girl on February 1 at 4:43 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. She and her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, kept the pregnancy private, and while it was all but confirmed, today’s announcement is the only official comment Jenner has made. Jenner confirmed the news in an Instagram post Sunday. “I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions,” Jenner wrote. “I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world.”  She continued: “My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn’t wait to share this blessing. I’ve never felt love and happiness like this I could burst! Thank you for understanding.” Jenner also shared the past nine months of her life in a video uploaded Sunday to YouTube. The video, called, “To Our Daughter,” shows close friends of Jenner sharing how they learned she was pregnant. It also give glimpses of  Jenner’s baby shower, her doctor appointments and her whirlwind romance with Scott.. ...Read Full Story

Charlie Walk Exits ‘The Four’ Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations As Accuser Speaks Out

Republic Records Group President Charlie Walk is no longer a judge on Fox’s singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom and will not be part of next week’s finale. “Out of respect for the contestants, my fellow judges and everyone involved with the show, I have made the decision not to attend the finale of The Four,” Walk said in a statement provided by his attorney Patricia Glaser. Republic Records also confirmed that they have opened an investigation. “Republic Records is committed to a safe workplace environment where employees are treated fairly and respectfully,” the statement read. Walk’s former Sony colleague Tristan Coopersmith accused the music mogul of sexual misconduct in an open letter on Monday, January 29, alleging that he sent her explicit text messages, groped her at business dinners and made unwelcome advances toward her. Walk has denied the allegations, claiming he worked with her 15 years ago “without incident.”. ...Read Full Story