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The Daily Dish – Tuesday, October 27

Viewers of The Wendy Williams Show last Friday were concerned for the host’s health. Wendy acted erratic during a Hot Topics segment. Her words were disjointed, sometimes not finishing sentences and mispronouncing names.
Backstage there were whispers about Wendy’s sobriety. Nearly two years ago, she entered a rehab around the time of her divorce. Yet a former employee said most of Wendy’s staff is afraid to confront her. (quote) “This is going to play out bad.”
On Monday, Wendy Williams addressed the rumors about her health. She said, (quote) “I try to do the best that I can for you. I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it’s still work. I guess every day is not perfect, but I’m not a perfectionist. I’m not perfect.”
If another taping goes badly like Friday, producers reportedly have evergreen repeat episodes to air in its place. (E! News)

Dwayne Johnson does not quit in the gym. Even when he’s bloodied himself.
On Monday, The Rock shared at Instagram how he busted open an eyebrow. Blood dripped down his face, then he wiped it away and stuck his finger in his mouth. (quote) “I can confirm my blood tastes like [my tequila brand] Teremana, calluses and BlaMoan [black and Samoan] hot sauce.”
Johnson blamed the accident on throwing around a 50-pound chain until muscle failure. He joked, (quote) “Sometimes you get lumped up and need stitches. Taste your own blood, keep working out and stitch up later — rules of the house.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

This most unusual season of The Bachelorette has a new twist: Clare Crawley now hints that producers forced her out.
Up until now, the story has been that Clare quit because she and Dale Moss immediately fell in love and wanted to get married. She refused to continue the charade of fake dates with the other men.
Then over the weekend, Clare sprinkled a bread crumb trail of “likes” at Twitter. Each of the posts defended Clare and blamed producers for her exit. There’s even a theory that they invited the replacement BacheloretteTayshia Adams, to quarantine several days before ousting Clare. She wouldn’t have chosen to depart “considering how bad she wanted to be a Bachelorette.”
More details will be revealed Tuesday night when The Bachelorette airs on ABC. (Entertainment Tonight)

The Daily Dish – Monday, October 26

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a third operation to correct a heart defect. Cleveland Clinic surgeons replaced his aortic valve.
The 73-year-old actor Instagrammed a hospital photo with the message, (quote) “I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland enjoying your amazing statues. Thank you to every doc and nurse on my team!”
Two years ago, Arnold underwent emergency surgery to replace another heart valve that helps blood flow to the lungs. His first heart surgery dates back to 1997. Doctors replaced Arnold’s aortic valve, which was replaced again over the weekend. (E! News)

Felicity Huffman is a totally free woman.
According to her legal team, she’s completed all aspects of her sentence in that college-admissions scam. She’s finished with supervised release, and has long since done her 250 hours of community service. She served her two weeks in prison months ago.
Felicity pleaded guilty last year to paying someone $15,000 to take her daughter Sophia‘s PSAT to boost her chances of getting into a good school. (TMZ)

Variety magazine says MGM has explored the possibility of selling the new James Bond movie, “No Time To Die”, to a streaming service for $600 million. The film has already lost between $30 million and $50 million due to the pandemic. Apple TV and Netflix are the two most likely streaming services to buy the film

The Daily Dish – Friday, October 23

OK! magazine claims Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are allegedly feeling pressure to get engaged on ”The Voice.” A source tells the magazine, “The entire cast of Blake, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen are all feeling extreme pressure to bring in the ratings this season. With the pandemic, it has been difficult building the same excitement around the show, which is why the personal life of every single person sitting in a red chair will now be highlighted even more than ever before — with Blake and Gwen feeling pressured to deliver a ‘surprise’ engagement proposal on the show. The absence of a live audience is a huge loss for the show and the performers who thrive on the energy from the crowd, which is why the show needs as many tricks and gimmicks to bring the excitement to the show. Nothing would be more exciting than Blake or maybe Gwen dropping down to one knee and popping the question in front of all of America. These two met and fell in love on the show, so this would be a full circle moment. Plus, it would ensure that Nick Jonas wouldn’t be invited back next season to replace Gwen!”

E! News says an Elton John inspired Barbie doll went on sale yesterday. The doll has bell bottom j eans, electric boots and pink sunglasses. Elton says, “Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honor. I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential.”
The new Barbie can be purchased at Walmart.

Carole Baskin isn’t laughing at Joe Exotic‘s new underwear line — which features “Casket Baskin Briefs.”
The bloomers show a hand holding a red ice cream cone as blood rains down. Carole’s legal team has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Joe and the makers of the line, according to TMZ.
She’s threatening legal action if the merch isn’t pulled.
TMZ says the Casket Baskin boxer briefs, which go for $29, are Joe’s “top seller.”

The Daily Dish – Thursday, October 22

Quibi, the mobile streaming service that launched earlier this year, is already shutting down.
Co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg called investors on Wednesday to break the news. Deadline says the “management team is exploring options including selling content — it has 100 shows — or the entire service should a buyer emerge.”
It should take several months to wind down the short-form streaming platform, which is available only on mobile devices.
Anna Kendrick and Kiefer Sutherland were among the big names who had shows.

Sharon Osbourne mentioned her various suicide attempts earlier this month on The Talk, but she elaborates in a recent interview with The New York Post.
The talk-show host says, “People look at me like, ‘Oh, she’s so strong. She’s such a loudmouth, she’s this, she’s that.’ But that’s just one side of me. When you’re the matriarch of a family and run a business and work at your own career, things just pile up.”
Sharon attempted suicide three times, the most recent time in 2015. She explains, “I was at the point several times where I just couldn’t take it anymore.”
The star, who’s been married to rocker Ozzy Osbourne for 38 years, says she wants to help remove the stigma associated with mental-health issues. Sharon reveals that she keeps her mental health in check with medication and therapy.

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, October 21

It’s been a couple of years since anyone has seen Bill Cosby, but TMZ has obtained his updated mugshot and he’s not looking good.
The 83-year-old disgraced comedian, who was sentenced in 2018 to three-to-ten years in a Pennsylvania prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, appears unshaven and an in need of a haircut as he cracks a small smile. It’s the first time anyone has seen him since his last mugshot which was taken two years ago.

Ever wanted to smell like Anthony Hopkins? Here’s your chance.
The onetime Hannibal Lecter has launched his own fragrance collection. His perfume, Anthony Hopkins AH Eau de Parfum, is described as “a timeless elegant fragrance for men and women” that will “awaken your soul and unleash what’s hidden inside your heart.”
The Oscar-winner tells Vogue, “Aromas are a form of meditation, they simply change my psychology. Whether I’m playing music or painting in my studio, fragrance creates a mood of peace and invokes a strange sense of gratitude.”
The line also includes candles and diffusers.

Jussie Smollett is back in show business, but this time he’s behind the camera.
The former Empire star, who was accused of faking a hate crime nearly two years ago, is directing a movie called B-Boy Blues in New York City.
Jussie directed two episodes of Empire and several music videos.
The star still claims his “attack” really happened and he still faces criminal charges and a civil lawsuit from the City of Chicago in the case.

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, October 20

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
The Big Lebowski star broke the news on Twitter Monday writing: “As the Dude would say… New [stuff] has come to light.”
He added, “I have been diagnosed with lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”
In a second tweet, the 70-year-old star thanked his friends and family and encouraged everyone to vote.

What’s the scariest movie of all time? Science has the answer.
A new study ranked the most terrifying horror flicks by monitoring viewers’ average heart rates. And according to the BroadBandChoices “Science of Scare” project, the movie that got hearts pumping the most was 2012’s Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke.
Viewers experienced a 32% rise in their heart rate, on average – from 65 beats per minute to 86.
However, Insidious had the scariest moment with an average jump to 133 bpm, while Sinister‘s moment had hearts rising to 131 bpm.
The scariest movies, according to heart rate.
  1. Sinister
  2. Insidious
  3. The Conjuring
  4. Hereditary
  5. Paranormal Activity
  6. It Follows
  7. The Conjuring 2
  8. The Babadook
  9. The Descent
  10. The Visit
  11. The Ring
  12. A Quiet Place
  13. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  14. Halloween
  15. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  16. 28 Days Later
  17. The Exorcist
  18. Hush
  19. It
  20. Scream
  21. The Grudge
  22. The Witch
  23. The Blair Witch Project
  24. Alien
  25. The Thing
  26. Poltergeist
  27. Annabelle
  28. Friday the 13th
  29. The Orphanage
  30. Dark Skies
  31. Wolf Creek
  32. The Omen
  33. The Shining
  34. Get Out
  35. Audition

The Daily Dish – Monday, October 19

Bruce Willis has reprised his John McClane role, but he’s not starring in a new Die Hard movie. He’s starring in a new DieHard car battery commercial. The two-minute ad debuted Sunday night. (Variety)

Adele will be live from New York next weekend.
On Sunday, the singer announced she’ll host Saturday Night Live on October 24th with singer-songwriter H.E.R. as the musical guest.
On Instagram, Adele writes, “I’m so excited about this!! And also absolutely terrified! My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!! I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right?”
Adele appeared on SNL in 2008 and 2015 as the musical guest.

Lily James apparently doesn’t want to answer questions about getting cozy with married co-star Dominic West. She’s reportedly canceled an appearance on the Today show set for Monday.
A source tells Page Six that Lily was supposed to promote her new Netflix drama Rebecca, alongside co-star Armie Hammer, on the morning talk show, but she pulled out over the weekend.
Lily was photographed kissing Dominic in Rome, where they reportedly shared a suite in the Hotel De La Ville.
Last week, he and his wife Catherine FitzGerald did damage control, kissing for the paparazzi and handing photographers a note that read, “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together.”

Former Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan was arrested in Oregon on Saturday for allegedly trying to strangle his girlfriend.
Police were called to Bryan’s residence in Eugene Friday night after a neighbor reported a “physical dispute.”
The 39-year-old was taken into custody and charged with strangulation, assault in the fourth degree and interfering with making a report, according to
Bryan, who played the oldest son on the Tim Allen sitcom, allegedly “assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and [took] the victim’s phone from her when she tried to call 911,” police told E News.

The Daily Dish – Friday, October 16

John Legend wrote a lengthy love letter to Chrissy Teigen. Then tweeted it for all to read.
He complimented her resilience. Chrissy is recovering from a miscarriage, which she shared on social media.
John Legend told Chrissy (quote) “We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments.”
The previous night, at the Billboard Music Awards, Legend dedicated his performance to Chrissy. He explained the message behind the song “Never Break.” He tweeted, (quote) “I have faith we will hold each other’s hands through every test. We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago. Our love will remain. We will never break.” (Entertainment Tonight)

There wasn’t much to choose from for the 2020 Tony Awards, since Broadway shut down in March, but that didn’t stop them from announcing the nominees on Thursday.
Jagged Little Pill, based on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, earned a leading 15 nods. It will compete for best musical against Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.
In the acting categories familiar names include Jake Gyllenhaal (Sea Wall/A Life), Tom Hiddleston (Betrayal), Laura Linney (My Name Is Lucy Barton), Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune), Mary-Louise Parker (The Sound Inside) and David Alan Grier (A Soldier’s Play).
Only 18 plays and musicals were eligible. Last season, there were 34 shows.
The ceremony will be broadcast digitally later this year.
Meanwhile, Broadway will stay closed until at least May 30th.

A Holocaust survivor is suing the creators of the Borat sequel, claiming she was tricked into being in the Sacha Baron Cohen movie.
The estate of Judith Dim Evans says the “well-known speaker” was contacted by producers “under false pretenses” and believed she was participating in a documentary about the Holocaust and Jewish culture.
Her estate says Judith, who died this past summer, traveled to Atlanta to be interviewed by Sacha but was never told the movie was a comedy. When she learned the truth, she was allegedly “horrified and upset.”
Judith, they claim, refused to be paid for her participation, and now they want her scenes cut from the film and other damages.
The Borat sequel premieres on Amazon Prime next week.

The Daily Dish – Thursday, October 15

Lady Gaga could earn another Oscar. This time for Best Actress.
Gaga has been cast in the bio-pic of fashion designer Maurizio Gucci. She earned the juicy role as his murderous ex-wife. Patrizia Reggiani was convicted of arranging for Gucci’s assassination. He was murdered in the ’90s by a hitman on the steps of Gucci’s office building.
When production starts in the spring, Lady Gaga’s co-stars are three Best Actor Oscar winners, Robert De NiroAl Pacino and Jared Leto. Plus Adam Driver will appear in the Maurizio Gucci bio-pic.
Patrizia Reggiani spent 18 years in an Italian prison. She was released in 2016. (Deadline)

A Los Angeles judge granted Britney Spears a minor legal victory over her father.
Jamie Spears fought Britney, who wanted to hire more lawyers ahead of next year’s conservatorship hearing. Dad claimed it was a financial issue.
In reality, Britney is collecting a team of skilled attorneys to once and for all defeat her father. She wants him removed as her conservator. Britney also wants somebody other than Jamie Spears to handle her financial matters.
Britney bleeds money. She stopped performing and documents show that she pays more than a million dollars in legal and conservator fees. Her father is paid more than $10,000 monthly to keep control of Britney. The #FreeBritney movements claims it is to her detriment. (Variety)

Dexter will return to Showtime as a limited-series. Michael C. Hall will reprise his role for the 10-episode run, which will debut in the fall of 2021. (Deadline)

John Cena “secretly” wed his girlfriend Shay Shariat-zadeh.
According to TMZ, the couple tied the knot Monday in Tampa, Florida. They even got engaged on the “down-low.”
John and Shay began dating in early 2019, after his high-profile breakup with Nikki Bella in 2018.
The two wrestlers were engaged but they split because he didn’t want children. Only a few weeks back, Nikki gave birth to a baby boy with boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev.
This is John’s second wedding. He was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012.

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, October 14

Coming 2 America might be coming to Amazon. Variety reports that Paramount Pictures is selling the highly anticipated sequel to the streaming service in a deal worth about $125 million. The movie could be available as soon as December 18th. Eddie Murphy just has to sign off on it. The comedy was set to open in theaters on Christmas Day.

Dominic West is doing damage control after he was caught getting cozy with co-star Lily James.
The actor and his wife Catherine FitzGerald released a statement on a handwritten piece of paper that read, “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you. Catherine and Dominic.”
To drive the point home, the couple kissed in front of the paparazzi outside of their London home.
The day before, the Daily Mail published photos of Lily “passionately kissing” Dominic in Rome.
The Affair star and the Downton Abbey star are shooting a BBC mini-series called The Pursuit of Love.

Jonah Hill isn’t getting married.
The star and his fiancée, Gianna Santos, have called off their engagement. A source tells People magazine the split is “amicable.”
The breakup comes a little over a year after the couple got engaged.
Amid the news, a slimmed-down and bearded Jonah posted his first selfie in months. He wrote, “I always feel very vulnerable when I shave my beard.”

Two and a Half Men star Conchata Ferrell has died following a cardiac arrest. She was 77.
Ferrell played housekeeper Berta on the CBS comedy. The role earned her two Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy nominations, in 2005 and 2007.
The actress also appeared on such TV shows as Good Times, E/R and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her movie credits include Network, Mystic Pizza, True Romance, Edward Scissorhands and Krampus.

The Daily Dish – Monday, October 12

Broadway fans will have to wait a bit longer for shows to resume. The Actors’ Equity Association says the curtains will stay down until at least May 30th. Broadway theaters closed their doors on March 12th.

Jeff Goldblum rewarded his civic-minded fans in the best way possible. He recreated his chest-baring pose from Jurassic Park.
The still-hunky 67-year-old says the new pic is for the fans who followed his instructions and registered to vote through HeadCount. Jeff writes, “WOW! Thank you to everyone who used my @HeadCount page to make sure that you’re #GoodToVote! Nearly 3,000 of you are ready for this November’s election. Here’s your reward…how time flies. @jurassicworld.”

Tatum O’Neal was put on “psychiatric hold’’ last month after allegedly threatening to jump off the balcony of an L.A. home.
According to TMZ, police officers responded to a call for a suicidal person who said she wanted to jump at the undisclosed residence and they ended up taking the actress to the hospital, where she was held for evaluation.
Tatum was recently in the news after reconnecting with her father Ryan O’Neal and after revealing that she was sexually assaulted as a child.

Kim Kardashian has donated $1 million to aid those caught in the conflict in Armenia.
The mogul, who’s of Armenian descent, made the announcement in an Instagram video, saying, “My thoughts and prayers are with the brave men, women and children. I want everyone to remember that despite the distance that separates us, we are not limited by borders and we are one global Armenian nation together.”
She invited her fans to also donate to the Armenia Fund.
Sisters Khloe and Kourtney also posted videos in support of the initiative and “made sizable donations,” according to TMZ.
The money will go to people in need of food, shelter, medical attention and other resources.

The Daily Dish – Friday, October 9

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape once again. This time an unidentified woman says the mogul assaulted her during one of the the 2000 presidential debates.
In a lawsuit obtained by Page Six, the woman claims Weinstein “lured” her to his New York City home “on a pretense of watching the 2000 presidential debate together.”
Instead, she claims, he “forcibly raped her.” According to court papers, “The sheer size and mass of Weinstein prevented plaintiff from being able to escape his clutches, but once he backed up, she broke free, sprinted for the door, and never saw Weinstein again.”
The court papers say that since the alleged incident, the woman has endured “severe emotional distress” and “her career was derailed and she all but stopped acting.”
Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York. He also faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.

A Texas woman is suing Brad Pitt for $100,000, claiming he romanced her and then stole her money.
But the star’s lawyers say the woman was the victim of a catfishing scam.
According to Page Six, health-care CEO Kelli Christina alleges she paid “$40,000 for the actor to make five appearances at events that she arranged for his charity Make It Right Foundation, which constructs new homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina.”
Kelli goes even further, saying she got close with Brad and they even had “discussions of marriage.”
Brad’s legal team has filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying he never had any dealings with Christina.
Kelli, however, still believes she was dealing with the real Brad Pitt and insists she’ll continue to fight. She tells Page Six, “We have been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media. This lawsuit is important for the country so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Make It Right Foundation. I have 113 pages of organized discovery to support the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t expect this lawsuit to go away easily.”

Katharine McPhee is pregnant, People magazine reports.
This will be the 36-year-old’s first child with her 70-year-old husband, David Foster.
The couple was spotted out this week, shopping for baby stuff.
Katharine and David wed in June 2019 after meeting in 2006 when he mentored her and other contestants on season 5 of American Idol.
He already has five daughters, ranging in age from 34 to 50.

The Daily Dish – Thursday, October 8

The ratings are in for Ellen DeGeneres‘s premiere week — and they’re not good.
The talk show saw a nearly 40 percent drop from last year, suggesting her toxic workplace scandal has lost the comedian hundreds of thousands of fans.
According to Nielsen, the show averaged 1.66 million viewers for the week of September 21st, when she finally spoke about the controversy on air, down from 2.67 million for the opening week of September 9th, 2019.

Chris Evans is showing more skin on Instagram lately.  In case you’ve forgotten, a few weeks ago, Chris accidentally posted a pic of his junk in an Instagram story.
This time Captain America went shirtless — intentionally — in a video of himself doing a backflip into his pool. The actor wrote, “Last swim before the pool hibernates … (It was freezing!). I wonder what it’s like to be tan.”
Fans didn’t seem to care about the backflip. Their attention was on his tattoos.
One person tweeted, “Okay but I didn’t know Chris Evans had so many tattoos?”

Suzanne Somers is recovering after falling down the stairs at her home.
The 73-year-old actress, who also recently fractured her hip, underwent successful neck surgery, Page Six reports.
On Instagram, Suzanne explains, “I had an intense amount of pain after the fall that was not resolving – even after having tequila! After several scans, it was determined I had 2 vertebrae out of place which was causing pressure on nerves and creating that tremendous pain.”
The Three’s Company star said she’s doing well but she’ll need more time “to recover before I can join you again at the bar for our virtual cocktail parties.”
Somers and her husband, Alan Hamel, regularly have Facebook Live gatherings at their home bar, “Big Al’s.”

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, October 7

Eddie Van Halen, one of rock’s greatest guitarists, died yesterday from a variety of cancer-related causes. He was 65.
His son Wolfgang announced his death on Twitter last night.
He’ll be remembered for his fiery performances and unique personal style on the instrument and as a music innovator. He pioneered two-hand finger tapping and harmonics on the guitar and held three patents for musical inventions.
Eddie played on two chart-topping singles during his lifetime — Michael Jackson‘s “Beat It” in 1983 and Van Halen‘s “Jump” in 1984. However, he topped the rock radio airplay chart 13 times with Van Halen, whose place in the pantheon of classic rock bands is assured.
Over on Twitter, Valerie Bertinelli has posted a loving tribute to her ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen.
Valerie, who shared a son, Wolfgang, with the guitarist, called him “my love” and said she was grateful to have been with him in his last moments.
According to TMZ,  Eddie died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. His wife Janie was by his side, along with his son, Valerie, and Eddie’s brother Alex.... [Read Full Story]

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, October 6

Kim Kardashian cared for Kanye West while he recovered from COVID in February. He became infected weeks before the United States understood the severity of this coronavirus.
Kim recalled the difficulty saying, “I had my four babies and no-one else in the house to help. Kanye contracted the virus at the beginning, when nobody really knew what was going on. It was so scary. I had to go and change his sheets and help him get out of bed. Changing his sheets with gloves and a face shield.”
The next Keeping Up With the Kardashians episodes document the family’s response to the pandemic. That includes Kim wearing personal protective gear before national scientific leaders called it necessary.
Kim explained on Monday why the family voted to quit Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She said, “It’s really simple. We just need a minute to regroup. We haven’t had a break for 14 years. We just live such big lives. We have kids now and they need us.” (Grazia)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s custody battle has been put on pause. The two were supposed to have a hearing on Monday, but it was delayed.
The actor is asking the court to give him equal time with the kids. A source tells ET, “Brad is asking for 50/50 custody to be put in place and stay in place.”
The insider says that “Angelina wants to be fair when it comes to custody. She is very structured with the children. Brad has high hopes [they can] try to make it work because of the importance of co-parenting.”
The exes had reached a custody agreement in November 2018, but that fell apart when they couldn’t agree on the private judge to adjudicate their divorce case.
The source adds that Brad has “done everything he can to avoid a court situation” but feels he has been “left with no other choice,” if he wants to be allowed more time with his children.

Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Meghan Markle is allegedly open to doing a reality show with her son, Archie. A source tells the magazine,  “Meghan thinks her son is adorable. She can just imagine him following in her footsteps and becoming an actor. A reality show could be the first stepping stone.”

The Daily Dish – Monday, October 5

Millie Bobby Brown almost quit acting before making it big.
On Friday night’s episode of The Tonight Show, the Stranger Things star said she  became “very disheartened” by the acting industry after she lost a role on Game of Thrones. Millie said she “really wanted” the part on the HBO series when she auditioned.
“I got a no for that and then that’s when I was like, ‘Oh, this is really difficult,'” she told Jimmy Fallon.
She nearly quit her acting career but decided to have her “last kind of go” at a “Netflix show called Montauk,” which later became Stranger Things.
Millie said, “I auditioned and two months later they got back to us and said, ‘Hey we’d love to Skype with you’ and I Skyped with them, and the rest is history.”
She’s currently starring in the Netflix film Enola Holmes.

The James Bond film No Time to Die has been delayed again.
Producers said on Friday that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on April 2nd, 2021.
No Time to Die was originally set to debut in April 2020 but was postponed to November. It was one of the first movies to be delayed because of the pandemic.
A day after the announcement, Regal Cinemas said they are “considering” temporarily closing all of its theaters in the U.S. and the U.K. With No Time to Die moving to next year, that leaves very few big releases set to open in the remaining months of 2020.

Actor Rick Moranis was the victim of a vicious and random attack on a New York City street on Thursday and police are searching for a suspect.
The 67-year-old actor, who starred in movies like GhostbustersHoney, I Shrunk the Kids, and Spaceballs, was walking in Manhattan’s Upper West Side when a man approached him and punched him in the head, knocking him to the ground. The attack was caught on surveillance video and it shows the assailant calmly walking away after throwing the punch.
Moranis went to the hospital complaining of injuries to his head, back and hip. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the attacker. (WABC-TV)

The Daily Dish – Friday, October 2

Birds of Prey and Schitt’s Creek are among the top nominees at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards.
The full list came out today (Thursday) with a total of 44 categories — including movies, TV, music and podcasts.
Among the nominees are Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jamie FoxxTom Hanks, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Will Ferrell.
With most blockbusters getting canceled this year, the nominees for best movie are a mix of theatrical releases from earlier in 2020, direct-to-video flicks and streaming movies — including Bad Boys for Life, Birds of Prey, Hamilton and Trolls World Tour.
TV shows up for awards include Grey’s Anatomy, The Masked Singer, Tiger King, Riverdale and Dead to Me.
Jennifer Lopez will receive the Icon of 2020 award.
The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will air live November 15th.

The first trailer for the Borat movie sequel dropped Thursday night.
This time, Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the President and the coronavirus.
The movie, whose full title is Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, debuts October 23rd on Amazon Prime Video.

Two new animated Dr. Seuss movies are heading to theaters. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! will open in 2027 and The Cat in the Hat spinoff Thing One and Thing Two debuts in 2026. (Variety)

Naughty Gossip says the ratings for Ellen’s talk show continue to dip. She scored a 0.8 during her premiere week. That’s 56% below her 2019 premiere week.

The Daily Dish – Thursday, October 1

On Wednesday night in an Instagram post, Chrissy Teigen announced she had suffered a miscarriage.
After experiencing bleeding during the final month of her pregnancy, the 34-year-old checked into a Los Angeles hospital for blood transfusions. She and husband John Legend have two other children and had already picked the name Jack for the boy she was expecting.
Along with a heart-breaking black-and-white photo of herself crying sitting on a hospital bed, Chrissy wrote on Instagram, (quote) “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.”
She continued, “We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack,”
“So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever,” she added. “To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.”

Paris Hilton recently revealed that she was abused at a boarding school. Now the heiress is trying to shut it down.
Paris appears in a video on her YouTube channel calling for the Provo Canyon School — which she attended in 1999 — to be closed. She says, “I was abused at Provo Canyon School,” and adds that she plans to “put all my effort into reforming the industry.”
The school is described as an “intensive, psychiatric youth residential treatment center.”
In her documentary This Is Paris, the heiress says her time at the school was “a living hell,” where she was forced to take prescription pills, placed in solitary confinement and beaten.
On their website, the Provo Canyon School points out it was sold after Paris attended and that they “therefore cannot comment on the operations or patient experience prior to that time.”

It’s a familiar story, but one that won’t seem to go away. Another royal has criticized Meghan Markle. This time it’s coming from 99-year-old Prince Philip, who is getting up in years, but isn’t old enough to keep his bad feelings to himself.
According to a royal expert, Philip is “very, very disappointed” by Meghan’s failure to “support the monarchy” and her husband.
Way back in 1952, Philip gave up his career in the navy when the Queen took the throne. According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, he’s “irritated” that Meghan hasn’t done the same. (Daily Mail)

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, September 30

The death of Kobe Bryant compelled California to create a law against first responders photographing the deceased at a crime scene.
This month, Kobe’s widow Vanessa Bryant sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The lawsuit alleges “no fewer than eight sheriff’s deputies were at the scene snapping cell-phone photos of the dead children, parents, and coaches.” Two Los Angeles firefighters were also accused of showing dead Kobe pictures to drinking buddies.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed “The Kobe Bryant Act of 2020,” which makes such actions punishable by a $1,000 fine. Only authorized people for “official law enforcement purpose” may snap pictures at the scene of a crime. (People)

Hugh Jackman has been hounded by rumors about his sexuality for years. Now, his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, has addressed the speculation.
Deborra-Lee, who’s been married to Hugh for 24 years, adds, “It’s just wrong. It’s like someone saying to Elton John, ‘He’s straight.’ I’m sure he’d be [mad].”
She also talks about people saying she’s “lucky” to be married to the star. Deborra-Lee says, “People don’t realize, it’s actually rude to say that. ‘Lucky’ because he’s a stud-muffin, you know, but that’s showbiz and Hollywood and the brand of Hugh Jackman.”

Marie Osmond was fired from The Talk after co-hosts Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood threatened to quit unless she was gone, Page Six reports.
When Marie exited the show earlier this month, she claimed it was because she wanted to spend more time with family and to “pursue other projects.”
But an insider tells Page Six, “Marie did not leave of her own accord, although she was encouraged to spin her departure that way.” The source alleges that Sharon and Sheryl tried to force Marie to quit, but when she refused, they went to CBS execs with an ultimatum. Meanwhile, co-host Carrie Ann Inaba “pleaded with execs for Marie to stay but she wasn’t successful changing their minds.”
A different CBS insider insisted there was no meeting with execs and that Sharon and Sheryl never issued an ultimatum.

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, September 29

Saturday Night Live kicks off its 46th season this weekend with a live audience — but if you want to go you’ll have to jump through a few hoops.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Tickets to the show’s dress rehearsal and live show come with a long-list of health stipulations.” This includes an on-site COVID test and temperature checks.
Despite the requirements, the October 3rd premiere is sold out and the ratings on TV are likely to be huge, considering the “SNL At Home” episodes that aired back in March and April were a smash with viewers.

Congratulations to Meghan McCain. On Monday night, The View co-host delivered a baby girl. Her name is Liberty Sage McCain Domenech.
Meghan’s rep said both are “happy and healthy.” She announced on her Instagram Story “It’s a girl.”
Liberty arrived one week early. Meghan joked at Instagram only 10 days ago, (quote) “Two and a half weeks until my due date. Trying to keep myself looking as stylish as humanly possible while feeling like Shamu.” (People)

If you’ve got some extra cash lying around, Pierce Brosnan is selling his Malibu compound for a whopping $100 million. The oceanfront residence sits on an acre with two homes that combine for five bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, according to the L.A. Times.

Chrissy Teigen is in the hospital.
She’s suffered some bleeding issues during her third pregnancy, but assures fans she’ll be OK. She says, “In the simplest of terms, my placenta is really, really weak”
She adds that she’s about halfway to term and that aside from the bleeding, she actually feels “really good.” (USA Today)

The Daily Dish – Monday, September 28

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have welcomed their second child, his band mate Lance Bass confirms.
While the couple hasn’t made an announcement, Lance tells Entertainment Tonight, “We have talked several times and we knew before anyone else did. It’s been a fun celebration and they’re very, very happy!”
Lance says the talk in the ‘NSYNC group chat has been all about the newborn. “It’s all about baby! It’s all about the new one they just brought in. It’s all been conversations about a newborn.”
The singer said the little one’s “cute,” but he wouldn’t reveal the name. “That’s a good question, but there’s no way. He would kill me!”

Football legend Joe Montana and his wife were busy this weekend as they battled a woman who broke into their home and tried to kidnap their young grandchild.
TMZ reports that the intruder snatched the nine-year-old from a playpen. The football legend and his wife Jennifer confronted the woman, and tried asking the woman to give them back the child. Eventually, a “scuffle ensued” and Jennifer was able to pry the baby from the woman’s arms. The woman fled, but police officers who were nearby were able to grab the woman.
On Sunday, Joe tweeted, “Thank you to everyone who has reached out. Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well. We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time.”

Dax Shepard reveals that he recently fell off the wagon after 16 years of sobriety.
On a new episode of his podcast Armchair Expert, the actor admitted he became addicted to painkillers and that for the last eight weeks he had been “on them all day,” after initially taking them for injuries.
Dax, who’s married to Kristen Bell, said he first began to use painkillers after getting into a motorcycle accident in 2012. Eight years later, he got into another accident, and he began buying painkillers to self-medicate.
This month, he said, he revealed his relapse to his wife and handed over his pills.
Dax said he’s been drug-free since September 21st. The couple are often visitors to the Southwest Michigan area where they reportedly have a home.

The Daily Dish – Thursday, September 24

Another holiday tradition bites the dust. The Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop will go virtual this year.
Organizers say it will be a “virtually enhanced celebration,” but added that there would be a few small, scaled-back live events.
Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, says, “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st. But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences — still in development — will take place in Times Square.”
CBS News says that “barricades will be set up around Times Square to keep people out, like every other New Year’s Eve, but they won’t be letting anyone in.”
Even the dropping of confetti might get nixed.

The cast of the hit 90s movie Father of the Bride will reunite for a “very special event” to benefit World Central Kitchen on Friday. Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short will come together at 6 p.m. EST on Netflix’s YouTube and Facebook pages. (NY Post)

Gossip Ireland says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ready for a second child. A source tells the website,  “Now that they’re comfortable in their new home and everything else in their lives is locked in and going well, Meghan’s told Harry it’s baby time. She’s ready to be a mom again and can’t wait to start the process! Meghan loves being a mom, and seeing how happy and complete Harry is with Archie by his side is richly rewarding for her. Meghan’s confident a second child will be perfectly manageable on a practical level and will bring them even more love and joy. She and Harry are both really excited for the next phase of their family journey.”

The National Enquirer claims Ellen DeGeneres is allegedly declaring war on Hollywood because very few celebrities backed her when she was accused of having a toxic work environment. A source tells the magazine, ”DeGeneres is warning her famous friends to defend her or be prepared for the consequences. She was all alone because nobody wants to be associated with Ellen’s freefalling reputation right now. She won’t be afraid to uncover rocks to reveal the darkest and most embarrassing secrets. DeGeneres will make them pay for their silence.”

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, September 23

Ellen Degeneres‘s long-awaited apology fell flat with some of her staffers.
On Monday the comedian returned to her talk show and finally addressed the allegations of a toxic workplace behind the scenes. But current and former employees are criticizing the apology, claiming her monologue poked fun at their suffering.
Ellen opened by asking, “How was everybody’s summer? Good, yeah? Mine was great. Super terrific. Let me give you some advice out there if anybody’s thinking of changing their title or giving yourself a nickname, do not go with the ‘be kind’ lady. Don’t do it.”
One former employee tells Buzzfeed, “Not only did Ellen turn my trauma, turn our traumas, into a joke, she somehow managed to make this about her.”
Another former staffer says, “When she said, ‘Oh, my summer was great’ and that was supposed to be funny I thought, ‘It’s funny that you had a rough summer because everyone was calling out all of the allegations of your toxic work environment and now you’re the one suffering?'”
An ex-employee says, “When you’re talking about people who have accused her leadership of… sexual misconduct, I don’t think it’s appropriate to have jokes in the monologue.”
A current staff member claims that her apology was simply “tactical.” “She’s sharing it now because it’s for premiere week and it’s to get viewers back, and that just feels the opposite of what this message is about.”

Tom Cruise will be launched into space in October 2021.
The actor has just been given a launch date to blast off to the  International Space Station, where he’ll film a movie.
Tom and director Doug Liman will ride on a SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket and capsule to the space station next year to make an action-adventure flick. TMZ says the film, which will become the first shot in outer space, is not a Mission Impossible flick.

Carole Baskin is being sued by the family of her missing husband for defamation.
In court documents obtained by TMZDon Lewis‘s daughters claim Carole was “complicit with jokes about Don’s death on Dancing With the Stars, when judges brought up TikTok videos inspired by her storyline in Tiger King.”
A song parody set to Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” includes the lyrics “Carole Baskin killed her husband, whacked him. Can’t convince me that it didn’t happen. Fed him to tigers, they snackin’.”
In the filing, Don’s former assistant says Carole should have spoken out against the jokes and that she should have put her foot down when a Dancing With the Stars judge said she “didn’t quite kill the paso double, it was kind of sedated.”
Don’s family also accuses Carole of going along with the joke in an interview with Good Morning America when she promised to “really kill it next week.”
Don went missing in 1997 and many believe Carole had something to do with it.

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, September 22

Ellen DeGeneres returned to her talk show Monday and finally addressed the controversy surrounding her.
The comedian started things by saying, “If you’re watching because you love me, thank you. If you’re watching because you don’t love me, welcome.”
She added, “How was everybody’s summer, good? Mine was great. Super terrific.”
In recent months, Ellen has been inundated with allegations, from creating a toxic workplace to being mean to guests. The star, who fired three executives from her show, said, “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say that I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize with that power comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
She insisted that after apologizing and speaking to staff “we have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.”
Ellen also said she’s really the person that people see on TV, but she’s “also a lot of other things,” noting that she gets sad, mad, frustrated, anxious and impatient. “I’m working on all of that,” she said. “I am a work in progress.”
People magazine reports that her wife, Portia de Rossi, was backstage to support her and that the crew applauded Ellen when she walked off the set after taping.

Sharon Osbourne is in quarantine after one of her granddaughters came down with COVID-19. While remotely co-hosting Monday’s episode of The Talk, she explained that she was meant to be in the studio but couldn’t after Minnie OsbourneJack‘s two-year-old daughter, caught the virus. Sharon added that she doesn’t “have it. Her daddy doesn’t have it. Her mommy doesn’t have it. Her sisters don’t. She caught it from somebody that works for my son. And it just goes to show you…that children can get COVID.” (Blabbermouth)

Jackie Stallone, the mother of Sylvester Stallone, has died at 98.
TMZ says she passed away recently but the “exact circumstances surrounding her death are still unclear.”
Jackie, who was also the mother of singer Frank Stallone, was an astrologer, dancer and women’s wrestling promoter. She helped launch the original GLOW wrestling league in the ’80s. In the ’90s, she made many TV appearances as an astrologer and even had her own psychic hotline.

The Daily Dish – Monday, September 21

Schitt’s Creek swept the comedy category and Succession was named best drama at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards — which was dominated by the coronavirus.
Most acceptance speeches came via satellite and awards were handed out by people in hazmat suits. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event live from an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles. “Why are we having an awards show in the middle of a pandemic?” he asked the cardboard cutout audience. “What the hell am I doing here? This is the year they decide to have a host?”
According to reports, producers had sent more than 130 cameras to nominees in 10 countries.
It was a historic night, besides the virtual show, with several notable records set. Schitt’s Creek became the first series to win every major comedy award — including acting wins for Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie MurphyWatchmen’s win in the limited series category  was the first time a comic-book adaptation walked away with a top prize. Zendaya was the youngest-ever winner for lead drama actress at age 24. Regina King’s win for lead actress in a limited series or movie was her fourth career Emmy and tied her with Alfre Woodard for most acting Emmys won by a Black performer.
Nine out of the 18 acting awards went to Black actors on Sunday night.
Tyler Perry received the Governors Award, which was presented to him by Oprah Winfrey and Chris Rock.

Eddie Murphy has delayed his highly anticipated return to standup.
The comedian, who won his first Emmy for hosting SNL last year, doesn’t think it’s a time for funny business. During the virtual backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys, Eddie said, “These are really serious times, no times for joking. I don’t know right now if there should be any comedic commentary. We’re still right in the middle of everything.”
He thinks we’ll “need comedic commentary and some laughs” in a “year or so.”
Eddie insists that “as soon as it’s clear to go back out there, that was the plan, that is the plan.”
The star hasn’t done a major standup tour in more than 30 years

The Daily Dish – Friday, September 18

Production on The Batman has resumed. Filming in London was shut down on September 3rd after star Robert Pattinson was diagnosed with COVID-19. (Variety)

E! News says Carole Baskin and her husband are planning a new TV series where they bring animal abusers to justice. She says, “This is a chance for us to use our new platform to battle the everyday evils facing big cats and so many other animals. Working with Thinkfactory on this show will help us further our life’s mission, while bringing important stories and information to ‘cool cats and kittens’ across the country.”

Jerry Harris, who stars on the Netflix series Cheer, was arrested Thursday in Chicago on a federal child pornography charge.
According to Fox News, the 21-year-old was taken into custody “for allegedly enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit photos and videos of himself.”
The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.
This comes just days after it was revealed that the FBI executed a search warrant on his home in Naperville, Illinois.
A spokesperson for Harris tells TMZ: “We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation is complete the true facts will be revealed.”

Lori Loughlin will serve her prison sentence at a “cushy, low-security federal prison camp,” according to Page Six.
A judge has approved the Full House star’s request to do her time in Victorville, California, which is about two hours from her home.
Page Six says that “instead of hard-core cells, the facility features open bay dormitories, two and four-person cubicles, and four-person rooms.”
Lori’s set to surrender by November 19th at the prison for her role in that college admissions scandal.
The same judge has also approved her husband Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve his five-month sentence at the low-security federal prison in Lompoc, which is also two hours from the couple’s new mansion.
The Bureau of Prisons still has final approval of her request to stay at the prison’s low-security “camp” section.

The Daily Dish – Thursday, September 17

Jim Carrey will be taking a big role in the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. He’ll play Joe Biden when the show returns for Season 46 on October 3rd.
Jason Sudeikis had been impersonating the former vice president, but he’s apparently been voted out.
Producer Lorne Michaels says it was Jim’s idea. In an interview with Vulture, Lorne explains, “There was some interest on his part. And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was. He and Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as well. He will give the part energy and strength, and…hopefully it’s funny.”
Though Jason is out, Alec Baldwin will return as President Trump and Maya Rudolph will be back as Kamala Harris.
When the new season kicks off on October 3rd, the entire cast from last season will return to the studio.

Chris Rock wasn’t mad at Jimmy Fallon’s recently resurfaced blackface impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live 20 years ago.
Rock tells The New York Times, “Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy. Jimmy’s a great guy. And he didn’t mean anything.”
Jimmy’s performance resurfaced over the summer and prompted calls for The Tonight Show host to be canceled. But Chris believes the impersonation wasn’t meant to be hurtful. “A lot of people want to say intention doesn’t matter, but it does. And I don’t think Jimmy Fallon intended to hurt me. And he didn’t.”
Jimmy eventually apologized saying “there was no excuse for this.”

Paris Hilton has been pretending to be a “dumb blonde” all this time. Now she’s ready to reveal her true self.
In a new interview, the reality star says she’s been faking her trademark valley girl accent. Speaking in her natural voice, Paris tells Australia’s Sunrise breakfast show that “this entire time, I have been playing a character, so the world has never truly known who I am… The real me is someone who is actually brilliant. I’m not a dumb blonde, I’m just really good at pretending to be one.”
Paris says she doesn’t want to be “remembered for some airhead, but the businesswoman” she is.
With her just-released documentary, This Is Paris, she hopes people will see the real Paris Hilton. “I know there’s so much more to me than what they thought,” she says.

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, September 16

Kim Kardashian, Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio and other A-listers plan to “freeze” Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours to protest the spread of hate speech and misinformation on the platforms.
The protest, which will go down all day today, is part of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign being organized by the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League, among other groups.
Kim announced the initiative by tweeting, “I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed.”
The campaign is calling for the removal of Facebook groups that promote violence and posts that promote misinformation.

Tyra Banks wasn’t a hit with diehard fans when she debuted as host of Dancing With the Stars on Monday.
Tyra replaced longtime host Tom Bergeron as well as newcomer Erin Andrews. But many viewers thought Tyra wasn’t an improvement.
One person wrote, “The problem w/ Tyra Banks as host is that you’ve replaced the heart of the show. Nothing against her, but it just sounds so off when you hear her voice instead of Tom Bergeron’s. On a year where people WANT comfort of the familiar… it’s just a really poor decision.”
Another hater tweeted, “2 minutes in and I’m already over #TyraBanks as host.”
And a third said, “Unfortunately, I didn’t think she did a very good job. In my opinion, she did a lot of posing, talked way too fast at times, interrupted the judges several times, accused the judges of ‘throwing shade’ (really?)”

Chadwick Boseman was laid to rest in Belton, South Carolina about a week after he died of colon cancer, according to the death certificate.
Belton is about 11 miles from his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.  A day after he was buried at the Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery, a public memorial was reportedly held in Anderson.
However, according to USA Today the star may not be buried there. The newspaper says “the church cemetery showed no signs of Boseman’s burial, and the pastor and the local mortuary handling details of the Black Panther star’s death say he is not buried there.”
The Black Panther star passed away at his L.A. home on August 28th following a four-year battle with the disease.
Earlier this month, co-stars Lupita Nyong’oMichael B. Jordan and Winston Duke joined the star’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, at an outdoor memorial in Malibu, California.

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, September 15

Big changes are in store for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.This year, according to CBS News, “the parade won’t go down the normal 2.5 mile route from the Upper West Side. Instead, performances will be contained in a small area in Herald Square for TV cameras only – there will be no live spectators.”

Apparently Ellen DeGeneres is too toxic for the upcoming Friends reunion.
Earlier this year the comedian was rumored to be doing the big event on HBO Max, but now star Lisa Kudrow is backpedaling on the possibility.
On SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live, he asked Kudrow: “Is there a host for that? Is Ellen…hosting the reunion?” She said, “Um…I don’t know. I don’t know that that’s been decided.”
Recently Ellen has come under fire for allegedly creating a toxic work environment on the set of her talk show and for being a meanie. She’s set to address the allegations when her show returns on September 21st.

Ryan O’Neal and daughter Tatum have reunited.
In a photo posted by Sean McEnroe, Tatum’s 32-year-old son with tennis legend John McEnroe, the father and daughter are seen together for the first time in 17 years.
Sean captioned the photo, “This is one of the most memorable photos of my life. The last time we were all together was at the 30-year Paper Moon Anniversary in 2003. I could cry tears of gratitude that everyone in this photo is still alive and that we were all able to come together again after so many years of hardship. The entire West Coast is burning, but if the O’Neals can reconcile, truly anything is possible. #Reconciliation #Forgiveness #Wholeness #Love #FAMILY ”
He also shared a photo of the family from the Paper Moon reunion in 2003.
Ryan and Tatum, who starred together in Paper Moon, have always had a rocky relationship. In 2009, Ryan told Vanity Fair that he mistakenly hit on Tatum at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral when he didn’t recognize her.