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Kevin Hart Announced As Host Of 2019 Academy Awards

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

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

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

Daredevil Cancelled At Netflix After Three Seasons

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

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

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

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

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

Robert De Niro Confirms His Split From Wife Grace Hightower

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

Oscar-Winning Italian Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dies At Age 77

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

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

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

Katy Perry Crowned 2018’s Highest-Paid Female Artist

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

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

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

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

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

Heather Locklear Placed On Psychiatric Hold After Mental Breakdown

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

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

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

Celine Dion Unveils Gender-Neutral Clothing Line For Children

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

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

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

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

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