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    • TWITTER REACTS TO DREW BARRYMORE'S MOVE TO MARRY TEACHER, FORMER STUDENT

      Fans of The Drew Barrymore Show are wondering what she was thinking when she aired a wedding between a teacher and his former physics student. The episode, which aired Friday, had Barrymore and her crew surprising Dan and Selina, who canceled their wedding plans due to COVID-19, with an on-air ceremony.

      While the pair said that they "met several years ago in school through mutual friends," and that they have now been together for seven years, viewers found that they met when she was 17, and his student.

      "It would be a great story if it was actually true. They met ‘in school' because she was his student. The mutual friends was the physics class he taught," wrote one commenter on YouTube. "Could CBS not find a couple whose relationship didn't begin completely inappropriately?" asked another. "I just hope he's more observant of his marriage vows than he was of the law when he started dating her."

    • KIM KARDASHIAN WEST VISITS DEATH ROW IN NEW LEGAL BID

      Lawyer-in-training Kim Kardashian West is using her sizable platform in another bid for justice. The KKW founder met with Julius Jones in Oklahoma City, as he attempt to stave off execution. Jones was 19 in 1999 when he was arrested for shooting a 45-year-old man named Paul Howell. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2002 and sentenced to death, but has long maintained his innocence.

      Sources tell TMZ that she met with Jones and his lawyer, Dale Baich, then with several of his family members at a local church. His mother reportedly emotionally recalled Jones staying home with her all night on the night of Howell's murder.

      Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is not happy. He told TMZ that "every criticism surrounding his case has been disproven."

      He added: "Celebrity endorsements and biased documentaries cannot erase the facts of the case that overwhelmingly prove Julius Jones killed Paul Howell in cold blood."

      Kardashian West became interested in the case after watching the Viola Davis-produced docuseries The Last Defense, about his arrest and trial. She has also promoted a Change.org petition, which, with her help has now been signed millions of times. Many critics of the case have said Jones, who is Black, was racially profiled and had a poor defense.

      On Twitter, fans toasted Kardasian West for her efforts. One wrote that she "continues to be an amazing champion for truth and justice. Today she visited Julius Jones on death row in McAlester before meeting with his family in OKC. We appreciate her activism and her dedication to saving this innocent man from execution."

    • CHRIS HARRISON PREVIEWS MATT JAMES' 'RUDE AWAKENING'

      Chris Harrison tells Us Weekly that viewers of Matt James' season of The Bachelor are in for a wild ride. The hotly anticipated season, which stars James as the franchise's first Black Bachelor, will include the usual ups and downs, plus an extra layer of personal evolution, the host tells Us Weekly.

      The 49-year-old Harrison said: "It's not that he hasn't said ‘I love you' before. I think the problem with him is he realized being the Bachelor, he had never fully understood what it means. He didn't understand the weight of it."

      Harrison continued: "He is a different man than when he came to us in and he got really a crash course because he didn't get the few steps of being on the show. He really just ripped the Band-Aid off and sometimes that hurts a little bit. So, I think he had a bit of a rude awakening of the man he is, the way he loves and what love means to him. It really is an amazing journey you're going to take with Matt, not just as the Bachelor but also as this man who realizes, ‘Wow, OK, this is love and this is what it means and I'm really here to find this.'"

      Having a total Bachelor newbie on-set was interesting too. "There are some wonderful things to the naïveté and innocence to just coming in. But then there are little things that we had to really stop, and you know, it's night one and he doesn't know what to do," he explained. "Because he never came up to the mansion before, he never went to a rose ceremony. He doesn't even know how to get a rose or give a rose. So he doesn't know the vernacular, he doesn't know what I'm going to do. We really had to walk him through and teach him; it was Bachelor 101. And it was trial by fire."

      His journey begins January 4th.

    • KHLOE KARDASHIAN WON'T JOIN TRISTAN THOMPSON IN BOSTON

      Tristan Thompson has signed a $19 million deal across the country from his home in L.A. with Khloe Kardashian. This comes after the estranged pair reunited amid co-parenting True during the pandemic. They broke up, as many will recall, because he cheated on her multiple times.

      But sources tell TMZ that Kardashian won't join Thompson in Boston, but does plan to continue her relationship with the b-ball player, and visit him with True.

    • NETFLIX YANKS DAVE CHAPPELLE'S SHOW AT HIS REQUEST

      Netflix has pulled Dave Chappelle's sketch show from streaming after the comedian told the head honchos that the rights holder, ViacomCBS, licensed it without his say-so.

      Netflix first made Chappelle's Show available November 1st. The show aired on Comedy Central 2003-06. Chappelle has a complicated relationship with the show, having quit during the third season, and not owning the rights to the show.

      Netflix has a contract worth millions of dollars with Chappelle for comedy specials, and keeping the peace may have been one of the big reasons the streamer bowed out, observers speculate. As of Tuesday, CBS All Access and HBO Max still made the show available.

    • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

      CHRISSY TEIGEN AND JOHN LEGEND TALK LOVE: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been through a lot this year, including the loss of a pregnancy. On Good Morning America Tuesday, Legend said that "share" their grief with each other. "We've been through so many challenges together and they've made her stronger, and I know that doesn't always happen when people go through tragedy," the EGOT winner said. "But I feel like the challenges we face together have made us feel even more sure about who we are together as a couple, and who we are as a family." The pair are healing with the help of their children, Luna and Miles.

      CHANNING TATUM SHARES ACTING RITUAL: Channing Tatum shared what he does every time he finishes a gig. Debuting his buzzcut, Tatum wrote on social media: "There is nothing and I mean nothing as good as finishing the hardest job of my life. And then shaving my head and letting the character go. It's a bit of a ritual. A freeing of myself. And being free is always my highest intention. And I'm about to be sooooo freee!!!"

      KATE HUDSON IS STRICT: No softie! Kate Hudson tells People that she is a strict parent to Rani Rose, 2, Bingham, 9, and Ryder, 16. She admits that her approach "came as a surprise to my entire family when I became a mother. But it's the things that I'm strict about. Where I am strict is that there are certain rules that I put down. I don't negotiate with my kids about certain things." Adding that she is "very, very strict about manners," Hudson says that she has no tolerance whatsoever for lies — big or small. "I have no tolerance for lying," she shares. "The tiny lies or the big ones."

      BILL MURRAY'S BROTHER DIES: Bill Murray's older brother, Ed Murray, has died. The eldest of the famous eight Murray, Ed was named for his father and was responsible for leading his family into its love of golf, and inspiring much of Caddyshack. Bill and many of his brothers followed Ed into his gig as caddy at a local private golf course. The character of Danny Noonan was based on Ed.

      PETE DAVIDSON AS GEORGE BAILEY? Pete Davidson is taking on the role of George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life in a virtual live reading of the 1946 holiday classic. James Stewart played the role in the iconic film. Maude Apatow will play Violet Bick, with Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. Wong and Michael Shannon also set to join.

    • INDUSTRY NEWS

      INDUSTRY HEADED TO HBO MAX: HBO Max is getting Wonder Woman 1984 Christmas Day, which will undoubtedly juice its ratings, and now, Industry will arrive early on November 27th with five unaired episodes. The show is well received on HBO, with Lena Dunham as executive producer and Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson and Nabhaan Rizwan starring. Episodes will continue to air weekly on Mondays at 10 p.m. on HBO. The season finale is Dec. 21.

      GABRIELLE UNION, JEMELE HILL, KELLEY CARTER IN NEW MONEY: Showtime has booked Gabrielle Union, Jemele Hill and Kelley Carter for its next comedy, New Money, a show that will revolve around Black women who have achieved financial independence and great careers, but are dealing with all of the nonsense it brings: unwanted media attention, fake friends, dating dramas, greedy relatives.

      XAVIER DOLAN TO SHOOT FIRST TV SERIES: Studiocanal, Canal+ and Quebecor Content are teaming up to produce Xavier Dolan's first drama series, The Night Logan Woke Up. The five-episode thriller follows the story of three friends whose lives are ruined when one of them commits rape. Production will begin in March.

      DENA DIETRICH DIES: Dena Dietrich, a character actress who starred in multiple TV shows and as Mother Nature from a long-running commercial campaign for Chiffon Margarine, has died at 91. She died of natural causes in L.A. at a health care facility. She also appeared on The Mod Squad, Adam's Rib, Karen, Welcome Back Kotter, The Ropers, Square Pegs, Life With Lucy, Thirtysomething, It's Garry Shandling's Show, The Golden Girls, Sisters, Murphy Brown and Mad About You. Film credits include The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974), The Wild Party (1975) and Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part I (1981).