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  • WENDY WILLIAMS TAKES OFF WEDDING RING AMID REPORTS OF HUSBAND'S MISTRESS GIVING BIRTH

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Wendy Williams has repeatedly spoken out for her marriage and spouse, Kevin Hunter, but reports of his alleged infidelity continue to swirl.

    Williams, who suffers from Graves disease, recently took a two-month break from her eponymous tak show, and when she returned, she addressed the rumors.

    "I’m still very much in love with my husband," she said at the time. "Don’t ask me about mine." Pointing to her wedding ring, Williams added, "It ain’t going anywhere. Not in this lifetime."

    Williams also revealed that she was living in a sober living home, having struggled with cocaine addiction herself more than once over the years. On Monday, she was photographed leaving the home without her wedding ring, but she did put it on to tape her show. Her pal Paul Porter recently told Page Six that he hopes Williams will leave him, dubbing him a "control freak" and "Terror."

    MISTRESS GIVES BIRTH?

    Meanwhile, Hot New Hip Hop reported that Hunter’s alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, has given birth to their baby girl. She reportedly gave birth on March 22nd, and Hunter was by her side, though the pair used fake names and paid for services in cash.

    Page Six confirmed it. One source told the paper, "Sharina gave birth to the baby at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philly. Apparently, they chose this location because they were worried that if she gave birth in New York, it would be leaked to the press."

    A second source said, "This is a crazy situation, Wendy is in a halfway house fighting for her sobriety, while her husband is at the side of his mistress who is giving birth to a baby. Sharina went into labor on Sunday and is believed to have given birth late on Sunday or in the early hours of Monday."



  • JAMEELA JAMIL'S POST ABOUT ABUSE LEADS TO #METOO OUTPOURING

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Actress Jameela Jamil’s tweet about what happened when she rejected a man’s advances has resulted in an outpouring of #MeToo moments on Twitter.

    Jamil wrote: "Was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number. I explain I have a boyfriend but thank him for the offer. Man then threatens my career, saying I better remember that I rejected him. And then Shouts at me that I’m low class..."

    Many sympathized with the Good Life star, and many others pointed out that she shouldn’t have to explain herself in the first place. "It’s gross that you had to mention that you were already taken by another man (we’ve probably all done this) to try to 'let a man down easy' in order to stay safe and that didn’t even ducking work," one user wrote.

    Jamil replied with another story: "I once said no thank you to man when I was 19 and didn’t have an excuse... and he punched me in the face. After that whether or not I have a boyfriend, I say I do. Being a woman is truly, constantly scary. It’s like existing on thin ice."



  • 'AMERICAN IDOL' JUDGES SELECT TOP 40

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    A hectic Hollywood Week continued last night on ABC’s American Idol, starting with a continuation of the group round. Then, contestants gave solo performances, which judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie used to select the top 40.

    Sunday night’s episode ended on a cliffhanger as the group Ain’t Going Home awaited the fate of one of their members Nate Walker, who was sent to the hospital. He ended up only spending a couple of hours there before returning to sing with the group. They sang "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel, and there were a lot of issues. Walker’s illness affected him significantly, and he didn’t want to sing his full solo, but when the performance was over, the judges pushed him to sing it. Despite the issues, Walker, along with his groupmates Gazzie White, Logan Johnson and Ruthie Craft, all advanced.

    After that surprising result, the group round concluded, and it was time for the final solo performances. Seventy singers had to be whittled down to 40. Some of the highlights:

    Walker Burroughs breezed through to Hawaii with a performance of Elton John’s "Your Song" that impressed the judges.

    Kai the Singer tackled Freya Ridings’ "Lost Without You," showing off lots of fun vocal tricks.

    Riley Thompson sang Johnny Cash’s "Ring of Fire"; Raquel Trinidad performed "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"; and Evelyn Cormier sang Oasis’ "Wonderwall."

    Eddie Island and Alejandro Aranda stood out by singing original songs.

    Margie Mays was emotional heading into her solo performance, but after encouragement from her vocal coach, she pulled it together for her performance of "Never Be Enough."

    Tyler Mitchell sang "Broken Halos" by Chris Stapleton. Unfortunately, he forgot some of the words due to nerves.

    Nate Walker was back and seemingly feeling a little better, though he still struggled vocally. He sang "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson. Perry said his singing was "all over the place," and Bryan called it "rough."

    Tyler Mitchell sang "Broken Halos" by Chris Stapleton. Unfortunately, he forgot some of the words due to nerves.

    Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon performed "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." He hit a big note that made it one of the most memorable performances. "He is an amazing singer," Bryan said mid-performance.

    Singing "Daughters" by John Mayer, Kate Barnette showed a creative, indie side that made the song her own.

    Myra Tran sang "I Put a Spell on You," and Shayy sang "Cry Pretty" by former Idol winner Carrie Underwood. Laci Kaye Booth dug into "Stars" by Grace Potter.

    In the final performance ahead of deliberations, Johanna Jones sang "Wicked Game." Her boyfriend Matt surprised her and proposed, making for a dramatic ending. Johanna’s parents, who were in the audience at the Orpheum, seemed shocked – but not as shocked as Perry, who dropped to her knees under the judges’ desk and ugly-cried so hard that her makeup artist had to be dispatched to the scene. "Why won’t someone love me like that?" she howled melodramatically. Obviously the episode was taped before Katy’s significant other, Orlando Bloom, popped the question himself.

    The contestants were then divided into rooms and given their fates. Two rooms advanced, and one was cut. The room eliminated included Juan Pablo. Contestants who advanced to the showcase performances in Hawaii included Raghu, Cormier, Aranda, Island, Harmon, Booth, Mays, Barnette, Khai the Singer, Tran, Trinidad, Townsend, Walker, Robinson, Uche, Cota and Burroughs.

    The top 40 will perform their showcases on Sunday night.

    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL ALYSSA RAGHU PERFORMS WHAT ABOUT US
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL JOHANNA JONES GETS ENGAGED
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL JOHANNA JONES PERFORMS WICKED GAMES
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL NATE WALKER IS ASKED TO SING


  • BEN AFFLECK DISCUSSES NEXT PROJECT, LOVE OF NETFLIX & PASSION FOR DUNKIN' DONUTS

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Ben Affleck recently sat down with Collider to discuss his current Netflix film, Triple Frontier, his next project and his unalloyed passion for Dunkin’ Donuts.

    ON DAVID FINCHER, DIRECTOR OF TRIPLE FRONTIER

    Affleck says: "I think David is a genius. He’s a wonderful guy. I really love working with him. I would love to do it again. I think there’s a secret, it’s just multiple takes. … I learned so much from him. The main thing is just, David’s got the taste of an artist and the mind of an engineer. Just being able to watch him was so instructive. It’s hard to put a label on what I learned, exactly. Basically, probably just by osmosis, I was becoming a better filmmaker hanging around David."

    ON NETFLIX GENERALLY

    Affleck reflects: "Netflix has shown a willingness to break with convention, to try unusual things. To experiment. They’re in a different situation then the studios because the studios start over from scratch every time they put out a movie. Netflix already has 130 million people that they have a relationship with and they can advertise to directly. I think that means they’re not so beholden to that opening weekend idea. You know what I mean? They already sort of have sold the ticket, in a weird way."

    ON HIS NEXT PROJECT

    Affleck says: "I have multiple stuff in development. I’m hoping to shoot something at the end of the year. I have a couple of different things that are all in various stages of script, and outline, and finished script. We’ll see which one comes together and who wants to make them."

    … POSSIBLY WITH NETFLIX?

    Affleck says: "Well, you know, an old friend of mine works at Netflix and I really like the new friends that I’ve met, and I’d be happy to work there going forward. It’s one of those things where, if they’ll have me, I’d be thrilled."

    ON DUNKIN’ DONUTS

    Affleck gushes: "It’s amazing! I have Dunkin' Donuts everyday. It’s very weird, I have it every day and people are always like, ‘Where is that? Is that near here?’ So, I feel like I’m spreading the word."



  • GWYNETH PALTROW INFURIATES DAUGHTER WITH UNAPPROVED SELFIE

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow annoyed her daughter Apple, as moms on Instagram are wont to do. Paltrow posted a shot of herself and her daughter on the chairlift between ski runs, and in it, the pair smile gamely. Paltrow is goggle and helmet-free because she's an iconoclast and rebel, while Apple wears both because safety first.

    Paltrow’s many bold-faced friends quickly dove in. Jennifer Garner wrote, "Sweet xxx," while Elle MacPherson wrote, "That face!" and Tracy Anderson wrote, "Penny and I are in sync with you two mommy daughter beauties!"

    Kate Bosworth and Amanda de Cadenet both dropped in emoji hearts. Naomi Watts, Jenni Konner and January Jones all liked the post.

    But Apple? Not so much. "Mom we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent," she wrote. "You can’t even see your face!" Paltrow replied to her comment.



  • ROSIE O'DONNELL ADMITS SHE HAD A CRUSH ON ELISABETH HASSELBECK (AND VICE VERSA)

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Ramin Setoodeh’s upcoming expose, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View, continues to make waves. In the latest excerpts published by Variety, the 57-year-old Rosie O’Donnell admits that she had a little crush on Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 41.

    It may come as a surprise to fans who saw their emotional on-air debate over the Iraq War in 2007 escalate into personal attacks.

    But according to O’Donnell, she "loved" her personally, and when View co-host Joy Behar observed that she was crushing on her, she said: "I think there were underlying lesbian undertones on both parts. I think this is something that will hurt her if you write it. She was the MVP of a Division 1 softball team for two years that won the finals. There are not many, in my life, girls with such athletic talent on sports teams that are traditionally male that aren't at least a little bit gay."

    And while she cops to the crush, she claims it totally wasn’t sexual: "There was a little bit of a crush. But not that I wanted to kiss her. I wanted to support, raise, elevate her, like she was the freshman star shortstop and I was the captain of the team."

    And when O’Donnell discusses her exit from The View following their blow-up, she puts it in the context an affair ending. O’Donnell says: "It felt like a lover breaking up. The fight that we had, to me as a gay woman, it felt like this: 'You don't love me as much as I love you.' 'I've taken care of you.' 'You have not.' 'How could you do that to me?' 'I didn't do anything to you.'"



  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    NIKKI BELLA IS DONE WITH WRESTLING: Total BellasNikki Bella is leaving the ring, news she shared on the show shortly after her twin Brie announced her retirement. "I just feel like I’m too old for that travel," Nikki, 35, explained during the season 4 finale of the E! reality show on Sunday, March 24. "That travel was really, really rough. So I realized, I was like, ‘Why am I doing this anymore?’ I don’t feel good and I can’t — I mean, the girls are doing amazing things over there. I really am ready to hang up the jersey. Like, I can say it fully, I’m done." During the show’s season finale, she also shared the news that she is dating Dancing With the Stars pro Artem Chivintsev. She and fiancé John Cena split in April of 2018.

    JENNIFER ANISTON AND REESE WITHERSPOON INTRODUCE NEW SHOW: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon took to the stage at Apple’s event in Cupertino, California Monday, where they dished on their new show, The Morning Show. Witherspoon said: "We pull back the curtain on the power dynamics between men and women in the high stakes world of morning news shows. It's seen through the eyes of two ambitious female characters." Aniston added: "All of this and the chance for us to collaborate again has brought me back to television, and I'm really excited about it. So, we can't wait to show all of you what we have been cooking up."

    BETHENNY FRANKEL TEARFULLY DISCUSSES EX’S TAUNTS: In court on Monday, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel recalled how her ex Jason Hoppy "used FaceTime to taunt me," twice a day, every day. The estranged pair or duking it out over custody of their daughter Bryn, 8. "The circumstances were I was trying to FaceTime Bryn … and I have experienced basically every day Jason using it as a tool to harass me or abuse me or taunt me and on that day, I recorded our correspondence," Frankel said, Page Six reports.

    KIM KARDASHIAN GIVES NAOMI CAMPBELL A SHOUT-OUT: Fans have been speculating that Kim Kardashian is using Naomi Campbell as her fashion muse, donning a 90s Versace dress that looked identical to the one the model wore in a runway show, and also sharing shots of herself in a leopard-print catsuit by Azzedine Alaia that Campbell also wore in a 1992 show. Kardashian acknowledged it on Instagram, captioning a shot of herself in a colorful dress, "Naomi Forever."

    AMBER HEARD AND ANDY MUSCHIETTI GETTING SERIOUS? Amber Heard, 32, has been spotted out a lot recently (most recently, Sunday) with Andy Muschietti, 45, an Argentinian director who helmed It. Muschietti is directing the sequel to It, titled It: Chapter Two, which will star James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgård.



  • INDUSTRY NEWS

  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 EST

    NETFLIX TESTING MOBILE-ONLY APP: Is the future of entertainment in the palm of your hands? Netflix is betting on that with a new mobile-only subscription test in India. Prices are bargain-basement (about $3.63 a month), but they’re still more expensive than Amazon ($1.20 a month). A Netflix spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that "we will be testing different options in select countries, where members can, for example, watch Netflix on their mobile device for a lower price and subscribe in shorter increments of time." Would you be interested in a cheap mobile-only plan?

    SUTTON FOSTER TO STAR IN THE MUSIC MAN WITH HUGH JACKMAN: The two-time Tony Award winner and star of TV Land’s Younger, Sutton Foster, will be co-starring on Broadway’s The Music Man with Hugh Jackman. Preview performances begin Sept. 9, 2020, at a Shubert theater to be announced, ahead of an Oct. 22 official opening.

    VANESSA KIRBY JOINS STARDREAM: The Crown star Vanessa Kirby is headed into outer space in StarDream, an upcoming sci-fi film from The Wife’s director Bjorn Runge. She will take on the lead role in a story that charts the course of a hastily constructed spaceship designed to ship cryogenically frozen humans from a dying Earth.

    BLACKOUT AVERTED: Viacom’s cable networks will remain on AT&T, as the two companies finally manage to hammer out a new carriage deal. This affects Viacom channels such as MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and the Paramount Network, which will now remain on AT&T’s DirecTV, Watch TV and U-Verse services. "We are pleased to announce a renewed Viacom-AT&T contract that includes continued carriage of Viacom services across multiple AT&T platforms and products. The deal also brings AT&T customers more choice and improved value for Viacom content. We expect to announce additional details in the near future," the two firms said in a statement.