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  • 'FEAR THE WALKING DEAD' SHOWRUNNER DEFENDS DEATH OF BLACK CHARACTERS

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Spoiler Alert: The first two episodes of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead have shown three major deaths and all of them have been African American actors. Fans of the show have expressed some outrage over the situation which has prompted a response from showrunner Dave Erickson.

    He told The Hollywood Reporter, "I realize it's clearly become an issue and it's something we are mindful of. But ultimately it's trying to tell the story the best way we can and cast the best people we can. I wouldn't want to go back and recast a character just to avoid … if it doesn't feel true to the character or the relationship -- the relationship with Alicia and Matt or Calvin and Nick." Dave also explained, "When you're dealing with a show where you have a cast that is as diverse as ours is, it's inevitable that characters of color are going to get bit and are going to turn or die. If you look at the larger scope of this season, what people will see is that there is parity."

    • The original Walking Dead has also been criticized for upholding the "token black guy" trope but has attempted to fix the issue in recent seasons by introducing new characters who bring more diversity to the show.


  • REPORT: GISELE HAS THREATENED TO LEAVE TOM BRADY

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    The rumors of marriage problems between Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen just won't quit. Us Weekly is reporting that their fights have gotten so bad that the supermodel has allegedly threatened to file for divorce.

    A source told the magazine, "Tom thinks it's only a threat. But this is definitely a rough patch." Gisele has even reportedly consulted with a divorce lawyer.

    • Another insider said, "Tom's become very nasty and irritable and started acting out on her. Things are very tense right now. This could be the end of them."
    • After seemingly spending much of the summer apart being busy with work, Gisele and Tom were photographed in New York on Monday (August 31st) following another hearing on the Deflategate scandal.
    • They have been married for six years.


  • JOSH DUGGAR MAY NOT BE IN REHAB AFTER ALL AND HIS SISTER'S HAD ENOUGH

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Jessa Seewald appears to be turning her back on her brother Josh Duggar in light of his recent Ashley Madison scandal. She posted a link to social media on Tuesday (September 1st) directing people to her father-in-law's blog post blasting Josh for his involvement with the website amid the new rumors that the admitted porn and sex addict is not actually in rehab.

    Josh was rumored to be seeking treatment at a Christian facility in Rockford, Illinois named Reformers Unanimous but he has apparently been M.I.A. from their mandatory meetings and church services. Sources tell Radar Online that he was not part of the group trip to the North Love Baptist Church last Friday (August 28th) or the following Sunday (August 30th.)

    • There is also some suspicion over the family's private plane which was used on August 27th for a trip across Arkansas -- the Duggar family's home state -- from Paragould in the morning to Springdale in the early evening.


  • CHRIS BUKOWSKI HAS SOME REGRETS ABOUT HIS TIME ON 'THE BACHELOR' SPINOFFS

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Chris Bukowski has some regrets about how he has been portrayed on TV during his appearances on The Bachelor spinoffs. The 28-year-old has written a post for RantNow.com where he apologizes for his behavior on the shows over the years.

    Chris writes, "I'm 28 years old. I've been on five The Bachelor-related TV shows and it's finally time to hang up the roses. I'll be honest. I won't hold anything back. I became obsessed with being on TV. That might not seem normal to some, but for me -- in the moment -- I always convinced myself I needed to go back. I never watched the show prior to being first cast on The Bachelorette. My life was perfect in every aspect; I had a great family, friends and simply put, I was happy. That being said, the longing for a significant other led me to the spotlight. Looking back on it, some of the stuff I did in preparation for these shows was absolutely crazy. Television became a disease, an obsession, a sickness." He goes on to describe how his competitiveness on The Bachelor Pad pushed him to behave in a way that made him the most hated person in the house. Chris continues, "Bachelor Pad was the pinnacle of my Bachelor career to say the least. It almost completely ruined me, my family and my career. As I mentioned before, I couldn’t believe the hate towards me. The tweets, the Facebook messages, the media, etc. -- I couldn't handle it. I'll never forget going to my parents' house and witnessing my dad obsess over all of the stuff being said about me. That show ruined my relationship with my father at the time and created distance between me and my mother. What did I do!? Why did I do this!? It was so not worth it. I hated myself even though you couldn't see it. I can honestly say that the only people who were helping me keep it together were Jaclyn Swartz and Sarah Newlon, and I thank them both for that. I went months without talking to my dad because he simply didn't want to talk to me. He even said, 'That wasn't my son.' He was right. But I continued to move forward. On the surface I was fine; I opened my dream bar out in DC and life seemed great. Things couldn't have been more opposite.

    • Chris admits that he signed on to appear on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette to repair his damaged reputation and to promote his business but things also did not go well there and so he tried once again to prove his haters from on the current ABC show, Bachelor in Paradise, where he claims he was so drunk that he has no memory of the experience.
    • His post continues, "As you can see, I'm fighting demons. I'm far from perfect. All I've ever wanted is what many would call a "fairytale ending." I honestly thought that was realistic for me. And I honestly thought those involved in my television career were "looking out for my best interests." From my experiences, I've learned the only people who look out for your best interests are your family. My problem is I trust everyone. And that backfires on me. I want you to know that you've never experienced the real me. I'm okay. I have problems just like you and I'm working my way through them, just like you. I wish I could tell everyone face-to-face how I really feel, but this is the best I can do. I apologize that you've had to witness my struggle publicly over the last three years. Thankfully, I've finally realized my life outside of television -- my real life -- is spectacular. My family, my friends, business, etc. Everything is good. I can't fix my mistakes but I can learn from them. I've now learned it's time to let go. I won't miss it. I can't wait for my television career to be over. I miss being me. And after today, I get to be me again. The best part is, this is the last apology I'll have to write. I'll never have to be sorry for being myself. I've made great friends through this journey and for that I will be forever grateful to The Bachelor franchise. I'll never say I regret being a part of it because at the time I always had a reason for doing what I did. At this point, it's all in the past. I want to be Chris again. I want to be the "grown ass man" I was before I was a reality television star. I want to make my parents proud, my sisters proud, and my friends proud. And I will."


  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    ROSIE O'DONNELL DENIES DATING TATUM O'NEAL: Rosie O'Donnell's rep is denying the rumors that she is dating Tatum O'Neal. Several news outlets reported on Wednesday (September 2nd) that the pair have been dating for several weeks but Rosie's camp claims they are just friends. They apparently met and hit it off while they were both filming shows for OWN a few years ago. Rosie broke up with her wife, Michelle Rounds, last November and Tatum revealed to People back in May that she has been dating women since her marriage to John McEnroe ended.

    COLIN FARRELL REVEALS HOW HE QUIT SMOKING FOR TWO YEARS: Colin Farrell appears in the September issue of Men's Health magazine where he reveals the odd way he was able to kick his smoking habit for a while. He explains, "I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco. I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky. Then I didn't have a cigarette for another two years." Colin has apparently picked up the habit again since burning up the letter.

    BOMB SCARE FOR 'DANCE MOMS' CAST MEMBER: One of the children who appears on Dance Moms was sent some packages that required an intervention from the bomb squad. They were sent to a P.O. Box in Allegheny, PA and the squad destroyed them with a water cannon. The packages ended up containing an Elvis blanket, a tribal-style blanket, a coffee maker, a scrapbook and handwritten letters. Postal inspectors have launched an investigation and have apparently already identified the sender as a man named Phoenix Sundown. He is also being accused of sending explicit material to the unidentified underage reality star and is being held on $25,000 bail. A rep for the cast member claims that Phoenix has been trying to make contact for the past several months.

    CINDY CRAWFORD OPENS UP ABOUT UNRETOUCHED PHOTO LEAK: Cindy Crawford appears in the October issue of Elle Canada where she admits that she was mortified when unretouched photos of her leaked online earlier this year despite the positive response. She explains, "It was stolen and it was malicious, but there was so much positive reaction to the image. Sometimes, the images that women see in magazines make them feel inferior -- even though the intention is never to make anyone feel less. So somehow seeing a picture of me was like seeing a chink in the armor. Whether it was real or not isn't relevant, although it's relevant to me. I don't try to present myself as perfect. It put me in a tough spot: I couldn't come out against it because I'm rejecting all these people who felt good about it, but I also didn't embrace it because it wasn't real -- and even if it were real, I wouldn't have wanted it out there. I felt really manipulated and conflicted, so I kept my mouth shut." The photos were from a shoot she did for Marie Claire Mexico.

    'GOOD WIFE' ACTOR ATTEMPTS TO SAVE NEIGHBOR FROM FIRE: Dylan Baker from The Good Wife may have saved his neighbor's life after attempting to rescue her from a fire in her apartment on Tuesday (September 1st.) He told the local ABC affiliate, "All of the sudden, the alarm went off in the hall, I went to her door and pounded on it, and called her name. I opened the door and there were flames in the kitchen and the living room and smoke everywhere. I couldn't go in." Firefighters made it onto the scene and took over while Dylan got his own family to safety. The woman is now in critical condition.



  • COURTNEY STODDEN'S MOTHER ADMITS LETTING HER MARRY DOUG HUTCHISON WAS A BAD IDEA

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Courtney Stodden's mother, Krista, is ready to admit that she may have made a bad call allowing her daughter to marry 51-year-old Doug Hutchison when she was only 16. Krista recently chatted with Radar Online where she partially blamed Doug for her estranged relationship with Courtney.

    Krista told the website, "Things are still very icy between us and I have not talked to her since she and I went our separate ways. I believe there are external influences without any names being said. I do not believe mothers and daughters should be separated. I think that if a husband can see that there are problems between his wife and her mother I believe he should stay out of the situation. There are some really horrible things that he has done to me since she and I have not been speaking that will be very hard to ever forget about." She went on to discuss signing the paperwork allowing Courtney to marry at 16 saying, "I do take full responsibility, however because I am the one that did sign the paper for her to marry this man. If I had to do it all over again I cannot tell you if I would be signing that paper. That's what makes it so difficult is that he loves the way things are right now he has my daughter all to himself. She and I were so close and I think that really bothered him."

    • Courtney has not responded directly to her mother but she has been posting some cryptic tweets. She wrote last Saturday (August 29th,) "Surround yourself with people who only want to lift you higher. The ones that want to tear you down don't deserve your attention." She also tweeted on Tuesday (August 1st,) "When someone attacks your life, remember it's a sign that they aren't happy in theirs."


  • INDUSTRY NEWS

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    BRYAN CRANSTON'S NEW SERIES LANDS AT AMAZON: Amazon has given a series order to the Bryan Cranston-produced series, Sneaky Pete. The show stars Giovanni Ribisi, Margo Martindale and Ethan Embry with a guest starring role by Cranston. The pilot was written by David Shore who is also an executive producer.

    CATE BLANCHETT TO PLAY LUCILLE BALL: Cate Blanchett has been cast as Lucille Ball in a new biopic being produced by Lucy and Desi Arnaz Jr. The script will be written by Aaron Sorkin. The project will chronicle the 20-year marriage between Lucille and Desi Arnaz before their divorce in 1960. She got married again the following year to Gary Morton.

    DISNEY MAY BE DROPPING SPIELBERG'S DREAMWORKS: The Wrap is reporting that Disney may be dropping Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks studios when their distribution deal expires next August. The company is reportedly unhappy with several Dreamworks films that underperformed at the box office. Spielberg is rumored to be negotiating a new deal with Universal Pictures.

    TBS ANNOUNCES 'FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE': TBS has announced that former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee, will be hosting her own late night talk show. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will premiere in January. Samantha left her gig at The Daily Show after 12 years to work on Full Frontal.

    'JACK REACHER' SEQUEL COMING NEXT YEAR: The sequel to Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise will be hitting theaters next year. Paramount has set a release date of October 21st, 2016. The film will be directed by Ed Zwick and is expected to start shooting in November.