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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

AVRIL LAVIGNE'S LYME DISEASE TAKES BETTER TURN

Avril Lavigne





E! NEWS -- Things are on the up and up for Avril Lavigne.

Now more than two years after the pop rock singer went public with her Lyme disease diagnosis, a source tells E! News exclusively her health, music career and personal life is taking a turn for the better.

"Avril is in a really good place right now," our insider shares. "Her recovery has been going well and she's been getting stronger and stronger. She has more energy and has even been exercising."

The chronic condition left Lavigne, 32, bedridden for five months and sidelined her professional endeavors up until last December when she announced her sixth studio album. And good news, Avril fans! It appears new music from the "Complicated" singer (who recently moved into a new Los Angeles home) is closer than ever.

"She should be releasing new music by the end of the year," the source reveals. "It's been a slow process."

So what can music lovers expect from Lavigne now that her "Sk8r Boi" days are over? We're told the Canadian star drew inspiration from personal experiences related to Lyme disease and her 2015 divorce from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

"She writes her own material and she's been through a lot with her marriage and her illness," the source explains. "She has a lot to say."

There's also a new man in Avril's life, who E! News has learned is music producer J.R. Rotem. The Israeli-American insider and Lavigne were photographed holding hands while out in Los Angeles Monday evening, and according to our source, things are moving toward a romantic relationship.

"J.R. is a producer she's been working with," the source says, describing the Israeli-American music man as successful and sober. "He's respected in the industry. Lately, they've started hanging out socially and there's definitely chemistry there. They're both so passionate about music."

The insider says of the friends, "They've been out a few times now and things seem to be headed in a romantic direction."

Lavigne was last linked to Ryan Cabreraafter the pair was spotted getting cozy on a dinner date and it was revealed that the singer-songwriter was living with her following a separate breakup.

Are you excited to see what's to come for Avril's future? Sound off in the comments! —Reporting by Beth Sobol



THE SECRETS OF THE CHATEAU MARMONT HOTEL

Chateau Marmont




E! NEWS -- At the very top of a hill, nestled in among perfectly manicured trees and rising above the billboards and neon signs of the Sunset Strip lies a castle with a very storied history. The Chateau Marmont has graced the skyline of Los Angeles since the early 1920's, when it was built as the city's first earthquake-proof apartment building. Not more than 10 years later the hotel as we know it was founded. The building was destined for star-crossed glamour; it was modeled after a Chateau in the Loire Valley that is believed to be Leonardo Da Vinci's final resting place. Almost as soon as it opened, celebrities began flocking to its hallowed halls.



To wander the Chateau's grounds is to step into an alternate world. Tourists toting rolling luggage breathe the same air as Hollywood's biggest A-listers. The only edible items on the menu are the burger and fries, yet everyone is impossibly skinny. The pool is the center of it all, yet even on the most sweltering of days it barely feels a ripple. It's not the fanciest hotel in the city or even the neighborhood, yet multi-millionaires flock to it. The aging aesthetic only adds to its charm—and the temptation to let out one's seedier side. 



As long as stars have stayed at the Chateau they've caused trouble at the Chateau. It began in the 1930's during the height of the studio system—Greta Garbo was one of its first famous partiers. Its many tales of scandal are practically Hollywood lore by now, and must be treated as such: Rumors that have persisted for so long they feel like fact. (Modern stories, of course, are far easier to corroborate). It's said that in the 1950's James Dean jumped through a bungalow window to audition for Rebel Without a Cause, only to find the movie's director having an affair with actress Natalie Wood. Jim Morrison of The Doors has jumped off the roof, or maybe the terrace, while in an altered state. John Belushi died of a cocaine and heroin overdose. The famed fashion photographer Helmut Newton died after crashing his car on his way out of the hotel's driveway in 2004. 



But it was in the mid-2000's when the real drama started. 



Lindsay Lohan is typically the first star to come to mind when the words "Chateau Marmont" are uttered. She was a familiar face there for years, using the hotel to take magazine interviews or dine and drink with friends. In 2005 and 2006 she lived in one of the bungalows, reportedly spending up to $1 million on the nightly fees—or, rather, it's more accurate to say her stuff lived there, as she was rarely seen on the premises during that period. During a 2007 rehab stint at Promises in Malibu, she spent furloughs from the facility dining on the hotel's patio with friends. Those were perhaps her calmest days at the hotel. It's impossible to detail every fascinating thing that went down, so we'll stick to the highlights. 



While the actress was living in her bungalow (the first time around), meant to be filming Georgia Rule with Jane Fonda, her constant partying habits and subsequent late (or non-existent) arrivals to set caused the movie's producer to send a personal letter to her room at the Chateau, in which he called her a "spoiled child" among other things. The property's privacy faltered a bit, as the letter was leaked to the press immediately after it was delivered. 



Lindsay went back for a long-term stay in 2012 and went a little, well, overboard, to the tune of $46,000. She was eventually banned from the property for failing to pay any of her hotel charges, and of course the itemized list of her many expenditures wound up leaking to the press. The cost of the actual room was quite hefty, but she also spent $686 on cigarettes (that's 49 packs in 47 days), $625 on laundry services, and over $3,000 on her room's minibar. She had a single day's meal that totaled $1,400 at the restaurant and once spent over $680 on room service. 



According to the letter that the hotel sent to Lohan, they tried to request payment from her several times to no avail. The actress reportedly was under the impression that the producers of her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, which she was filming at the time, were going to cover her lavish stay, but that didn't stop the Chateau from giving her the boot. Rumor has it that a few months later she placed a call to the hotel's owner himself to apologize and she's been off the blacklist ever since. 



Around the same time that Lindsay was making a name for herself around the Sunset Strip's hallowed grounds, another famous young star was stirring up trouble at the hotel: One Britney Spears. Most of her appearances involved run-of-the-mill parties and late-night drinks or burger runs, but in September, 2007 things went south quickly. The singer was in the midst of what we now know was a total breakdown, but at the time her bizarre behavior was still a mystery to most. On one fateful night her increasingly outrageous appearances at the Chateau got her banned for good. 



It all started when she rolled up to the property's famous restaurant looking completely out of it. According to eyewitnesses, guest began to whisper about whether she was okay, and she then proceeded to run into Victoria Beckham without even recognizing her. If giving the cold shoulder to Posh wasn't enough, she then began to smear her face with a plateful of gourmet food. The other diners quickly complained and the hotel's staff rushed her out to avoid any further disturbances, but the whole fiasco landed her on the blacklist. 



So what is it about the Chateau Marmont that makes it so easy to misbehave? The trouble seems to be by design. The rooms, once fully-outfitted homes in the long-ago apartment building, retain kitchens and sitting areas that beg for long-term (albeit highly-priced) stays. The entrance is off the main drag of Sunset Boulevard, making late night comings-and-goings more hidden from the glare of the paparazzi lens. It's an old Gothic building with walls thick enough to muffle any revelry. And the staff is famously discrete and dedicated to respecting the privacy of its inhabitants; they've even been known to ban non-famous guests for blabbing on bad behavior. Treat them right and they'll keep your dirty secrets as long as possible. 



Which means that for all the stories that have leaked to the press, all the paparazzi pictures of actors stumbling out of the bar at all hours of the night, there are dozens more that never made it to the public. If those walls could talk.

Friday, July 07, 2017

BEN AFFLECK DATING SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PRODUCER

Ben Affleck




E! NEWS -- Ben Affleck has a new lady in his life, E! News has learned.

The Oscar-winning actor is dating Lindsay Shookus, a producer at Saturday Night Live.

A source tells us that the two are still very much "in the early stages" of their relationship and recently met up while he was in London for work. We're told that the duo caught a showing of Sam Mendes' play Ferryman last week during their trip abroad.

"It's more than a summer fling," the insider shared. "They are having fun and care for each other. It's early and they are taking it slow."

And while the new couple has done their best to keep things under wraps in the beginning stages of their romance, the two stepped out on the town in Los Angeles Thursday night for a quick date night.


Back in April of this year, Jennifer Garner and Ben filed for divorce nearly two years after announcing that they were separating following 10 years of marriage.

According to court documents, the friendly exes filed for joint legal and physical custody of their children.

A source at the time told E! News that the two "were co-parenting" and that the "most important thing in all of this are their kids."

Both Ben and Jen have publically praised one another since announcing that they were splitting.

In fact, in an interview with us, the father of three gushed, "Jen is a superhero mom. She is an amazing mother and I'm really lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent these kids with. We try our best, we put them first and that's what we do."

Meanwhile, Jen told NBC's Today show, "We are definitely a modern family. We're doing really well."

Just days ago, the entire modern family was spotted celebrating the Fourth of July near their home in Los Angeles.

Jen participated in a neighborhood 3K race while her kids and ex smiled and cheered from the sidelines.

Shortly thereafter, the group enjoyed celebrating with their neighbors and taking in the local fireworks show.


 

Monday, June 05, 2017

KENDALL & KYLIE JENNER CAN'T KEEP UP WITH FEUD

Kylie Jenner




E! NEWS -- It's getting hard for Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner to keep up with their parents' ongoing feud. 


As the drama surrounding Caitlyn Jenner's new memoir, The Secrets of My Life, continues to divide the Kardashian family and play out on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a source tells E! News exclusively Jenner's own daughters have grown distance from the transgender Olympian. 


Our insider describes Kendall's relationship with Jenner as "very strained," revealing that the 21-year-old supermodel "rarely speaks" to her father. The source adds, "Kendall is loyal to Kris[Jenner] and has very little to do with her dad. The more time that has passed, the more she feels Caitlyn has let her down with the things she has said and with her actions."


Meanwhile, E! News has learned that Kylie is still in contact with Caitlyn, but has found herself at odds with loved ones that continue to defend Kris. 


The source insists, "Kylie has really made an effort not to take sides and to be supportive of Caitlyn. She really wants to have a relationship with her dad, but Caitlyn has hurt Kris tremendously and it's made it very difficult."


Kendall Jenner




"With everyone in the family on Kris' side, it's hard on Kylie," the source continues. "She tries to keep it separate and doesn't want to discuss it with the rest of the family."


And despite the makeup mogul attempting to keep the peace, not having a solid bond with their dad has impacted both Kendall and Kylie negatively. "Both girls really struggle with not being close to Caitlyn," our source says. "It's left a big void in their lives to not have the father they grew up with. She was a part of their lives every single day."


Caitlyn has spoken openly about the backlash she's felt from her estranged ex-wife and stepdaughters, admitting on Australia's Today show that she hasn't spoken to Kim Kardashianin a "long time."


"I love Kimberly, I think she's a wonderful person," the 67-year-old admitted. "But, well, to be honest with you, I really haven't talked to her in a long time. I've kind of let everything calm down. So I kind of stay, you know, I keep my distance."


She continued, "I'm out there trying to make a difference in the world. There's a lot of drama in the Kardashian family. This is my book about my opinions on things that had happened with me and my family. Any time I express my opinion, you know, with my family, there's always challenges in doing that."


Jenner also expressed hope that her inner circle's wounds would one day heal, telling The Talk co-hosts, "[Kris and I are] not talking as much as we used to, but I'm sure that'll change when everything calms down.""


"I miss everybody," she shared. "My house is open. My relationship with some of the kids is better and with others, it's maybe a little more strained. But I think as time goes on, that'll change."


In 2015, Caitlyn first publicly revealed her intent to live as a transgender woman in a 20/20interview with Diane Sawyer.


 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

INSIDE WAR BETWEEN ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT

Brad Pitt




E! NEWS -- When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie boarded a flight from Nice to Los Angeles last September, neither of them could have realized the trip would mark the beginning of one of the nastiest splits in Hollywood history.

We now know the fated journey, during which Brad got into a disagreement with his 15-year-old son Maddox, would lead to an explosive FBI investigation into what really happened on the plane.

Less than a year earlier the couple had posed together on the red carpet while promoting their latest movie together, By the Sea—ironically a film about the breakdown of a marriage. Despite the depressing subject matter, Brad and Angelina acted like two people deeply in love as they held hands and looked adoringly into one another's eyes while photographers joyfully snapped away.

Their romance had a rocky beginning, due to the perceived overlap with Brad's previous marriage to Jennifer Aniston. Yet it didn't take long for Brangelina to become the hottest couple in Hollywood. During their 11 years together, Angelina transformed from the "other woman" into a regal world-class humanitarian and director, while Brad managed to shed any doubt over whether he should have stayed with his first wife by becoming a doting father to six incredible children.

To describe them as "head over heels" during their happiest moments would be an understatement. As a source, who socialized with them on a number of occasions before their split, explained to me, "I've never spent time with two people more intoxicated with one another. The chemistry when they were in the same room together was palpable."

But then, seven months ago, it all fell apart. As they traveled from France to the U.S., they stopped in Minnesota to refuel, setting off a chain of events that sparked a public battle of epic proportions not seen since Brad's split from Jen.

It was clear from the moment the sensational news broke that Angelina had filed for divorce that this was not going to be like the goop-sanctioned breakups we have been privy to in the past. Instead of consciously uncoupling amid joint photo opportunities with estranged spouses and co-parents putting on their best movie star smiles, there were jaw-dropping allegations, most of which were aimed in Brad's direction. Had he been drinking excessively? Did he get too close to his Allied co-star Marion Cotillard? Was he too strict with the kids? The never-ending blame over who was really at fault for the disintegration of the most public of marriages played out on the front pages of newspapers around the world.

Marion Cotillard Sounds Off on Brad Pitt Affair Rumors: I Don't Give Energy to This

Little did we realize, as the headlines started to pile up, that the explosive nature of the breakup was merely mirroring the relationship dynamics that had been playing out behind closed doors in the months before that fated trip. "Things had been volatile in their relationship for a little while," says an insider. "They had crazy fights and wouldn't speak for a bit. They would take some time apart, go on location, calm down and miss each other.

"But, no matter how bad it got, Brad, especially, was never planning on walking away. Every so often, Angelina threatened divorce, but in Brad's eyes, their lives were stressful because they were raising six kids, things were always going to work out."

Obviously he was wrong.

By Thanksgiving, the war between the Jolie-Pitts was reaching fever pitch and Brad had barely seen the kids since Jolie filed for divorce seeking primary custody. Confusion still remained even after he was cleared by authorities in the plane incident. Then when he was temporarily granted only supervised visitation, it ominously seemed that Brad and Angelina would never see eye to eye.

But as 2017 rolled around, there was a ceasefire. Finally, the two managed to agree on something— and that was to seal any court documents relating to custody, thus putting an end to the publicly frosty he-said, she-said as Brad fought for more access to their kids.

In February, when Angelina was promoting her movie First They Killed My Father in Cambodia, she broke her silence on the split, telling the BBC, "We are and forever will be a family. And so that is how I'm coping. I'm coping with finding a way through to make sure this somehow makes us stronger and closer."

It was only weeks later that we discovered the exact meaning behind her words. Brad had secretly traveled to Cambodia as well, on a prearranged trip so he could spend time with the children. While Brad and Angelina opted to stay in different accommodations, it was still a clear improvement from the bitter rivalry that had split their family apart the previous fall.

So what changed? A source explains, "Brad was shocked at how quickly their family just blew up. Both him and Angelina had always led very private lives and did everything they could to stay out of the public eye for the children's sake. That was an important value and vision that they both shared. And then, for Brad, it felt like she took the kids away and started an all-out war, and that was hard for him to reconcile.

"They did not speak at all for months," the source continues. "He was furious with her in a way he has never been furious before. This was a defining moment in his life and he felt devastated and lost without his kids. He wanted to protect them but everything was discussed through lawyers."

According to our insider, from the very start Brad hoped the details of their split would remain confidential, but it took some time for both of them to agree on their differences. "They have made some progress and are taking small steps in the right direction. Both are in agreement on putting the kids first. So that part of the equation is better."

It's now been seven months since Angelina's surprise filing and, while things are far from the fairy tale we once imagined their life to be, the Jolie-Pitts are managing to regain some of the privacy they once enjoyed. The kids are now rebuilding their relationship with their father, and the actors who first met when they played an embattled couple in Mr. and Mrs. Smith are finally on speaking terms. Things are starting to go back to a new kind of normal for the clan.

"The kids have always adored Brad and have a very solid relationship with him," says a friend of the pair. "He is a fun dad and extremely loving and affectionate but definitely the disciplinarian and stricter of the two parents. They have occasional moments, like any parents and kids do, but at the end of the day there is nothing but love, role modeling and guidance at the core."

Therapists have also helped bring the family back together. "Angelina regrets the way she handled certain things and wants to be at peace with Brad," the friend says. And Brad "will continue to put the kids first and not say anything negative about their mother.

"He feels like his life fell apart in one day. His kids are everything to him and their happiness and success is what's most important. He would never ever put them through what they went through if he could have prevented it."

As far as those inevitable rumors that the pair might become the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of the modern era, our sources say a romantic reconciliation is very unlikely. "Brad is way too upset still. He blames Angie for how public everything became," one insider says. "He knows that eventually it is best to forgive her and be on good terms for the sake of the children but he feels let down in a way he never thought was possible. He saw a different side of her and he can't forget. The way everything went down has been beyond comprehension."

Although the source does warn us that, when it comes to these two, you can "never say never."

Angelina has also been doing her part to try to heal the inevitable pain a family feels when it is torn apart. While initially choosing to rent a Malibu home for her and the children to reside in post-blowup, she has now forked out $25 million so the kids can live just a few streets away from the home they shared with their dad in Los Feliz. "Going back and forth from Malibu was far and inconvenient," confirms an insider. "They will be moving in this summer and will continue to see Brad more regularly."

Ultimately, there are six young people who matter more to Brad and Angelina than any slight or hurt feelings.

"It all comes down to what's best for the kids," the source says, "and Brad hopes that somehow, some way, they will come out of this stronger and better off. He is going to devote his life to being the best dad he can be."



 

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

E! NEWS GETS INSIDE STORY ON AMANDA SEYFRIED BABY

Amanda Seyfried




E! NEWS -- Welcome to the parenthood journey,  Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski.


It's only been a couple of weeks since the Hollywood couple welcomed their first child into the world. In a short amount of time, however, the pair has already experienced plenty of joy as mom and dad.


"Like all first time parents, they are overwhelmingly happy and overwhelmingly exhausted," a source shared with E! News exclusively.


Our insider added, "They're surrounded by loving friends and family and they can't imagine going through all of it with anyone else."


While the newlyweds have yet to reveal any personal details about their daughter, it's perfectly clear that 2017 is already turning into a very special year.


During a recent appearance on The Late Late Show, Thomas revealed that he secretly elopedwith Amanda in March.


"We just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did our thing…We had a great day," he shared. "It was perfect."


According to Thomas, both parties wrote their own vows and recited them in front of Amanda's dog who was in attendance.


"She's the person I love, admire, respect most in the world," Thomas gushed to James Corden. "It was beautiful. It was everything that it should be. It was just the two of us talking to each other."


While a wedding was more than exciting, it was the arrival of a newborn that really had this couple pumped for the future. While supporting their new movie The Last Word, the couple gushed about their future family member.


"I'm ready to go," Amanda admitted to E! News' Marc Malkin. "I'm ready to meet the kid!" Thomas added, "I'm terrified but I couldn't be more excited. She gets the singing. I do the diaper changing."


Congratulations again to the happy couple!




Friday, March 31, 2017

E! NEWS CATCHES RYAN GOSLING @ CINEMACON

Ryan Gosling



E! NEWS -- Gosling jetted into Las Vegas for CinemaCon to promote Blade Runner 2049, the much anticipated sequel to Ford's 1982 classic Blade Runner. Ford reprises his iconic role of Rick Deckard while Gosling plays a mysterious LAPD officer.


E! News asked Gosling what was more nerve-racking—making a musical or shooting his first scene with Ford?


"I think the latter," Gosling said. "[Ford] is just the best as a guy, as an actor in every way. He's such a part of my childhood and he was so great how he showed up to set, just rolled up his sleeves and got to work. He was the best partner, collaborator you could have.


"They created such a legacy with this film," he continued. "Time has proven its specialness. So obviously we wanted to do right by him and by the original."


And then there was the time Ford accidentally punched Gosling in the face during a fight scene. "Or I leaned into it," Gosling cracked. "There's a strong chance that that's what happened. You don't want to mess with Harrison Ford."


Gosling, 36, was just two years old when the original Blade Runner was released. He first saw the movie when he was about 13.


"Being on the [Blade Runner 2049] set was surreal," he said. "It's so baked into my subconscious as a kid that in some way it had this strange feeling of coming home. But to be walking around in that universe, a universe that had such an influence over everything I had seen growing up was really surreal."


Blade Runner 2049 will be in theaters on Oct. 6.


Gosling, dressed casually in a hoodie and jeans, took to the stage at CinemaCon to introduce new footage from the movie, which included a snippet of Jared Leto as a villain and Robin Wright as another police officer.


CinemaCon is an annual convention for movie theater owners that kicked off last night and runs through Thursday.



Monday, March 27, 2017

CHRIS EVANS TALKS CANDID TO E! NEWS ABOUT 'GIFTED'

Chris Evans




E! NEWS -- Chris Evans' plan to be a dad one day isn't the only thing he revealed to E! News when we sat down with him last week to talk about his new movie Gifted.



Here are five more things we learned about the hunky actor that ya gotta know.



1. Young Love: Evans said he had at least three celebrity crushes when he was a kid. "Elisabeth Shue from Adventures of Babysitting and Karate Kid!...Lori Loughlin was a big one. Come on, who didn't love Lori Loughlin? She hasn't aged at all. Sandra Bullock was a big one too...like when I was like in seventh or eight grade."



2. Song & Dance: Evans not only knows how to tap dance (just ask any of his co-stars, who frequently comment on his awesome dancing skills), but he'd love to star in a musical. "I'm looking to find one," he said, adding, "I love Gene Kelly, he was great. Wouldn't it be great to do a [Gene Kelly] biopic or something like that?"



Or Guys & Dolls! "That would be great, too," Evans said. "I did that in high school."



3. Be Our Guest: Evans hasn't seen the new Beauty and the Beast yet, but he will. "I am a Disney buff," said Evans.



4. It's Elementary: Evans' favorite subject in school was math. "I probably didn't like English too much," he said. "I hate spelling and grammar." (He stars in Gifted as a boat mechanic who is raising his six-year-old math prodigy niece.)



5. Super Power: Evans' official reign as Captain America is set to end after the third and fourth Avengers movies. "After that my contract is done so it's out of my hands," he said. However, he may not be ready to put down that shield: "I have been doing this for so long, it's tough to think about not doing it. For almost a decade now there has always been one around the corner. I would be open to it. I love playing that guy."



Gifted is in theaters on April 12.




Friday, March 24, 2017

REESE WITHERSPOON CELEBRATES 41ST BIRTHDAY

Reese Witherspoon




E! NEWS -- Reese Witherspoon rang in her 41st birthday on Wednesday, and her closest girlfriends made sure to turn the event into an extra special day.


E! News can confirm the actress celebrated with a group of friends, including Molly Sims and bestie Shannon Rotenberg, at the Hotel Bel Air.


"All the ladies were seated in a private section of the patio for afternoon tea and dessert," our source said. "There were beautiful fruit trays, pastries and Sprinkles cupcakes courtesy of Reese's friend Candace Nelson."


The insider added, "Everyone celebrated Reese, toasting her with glasses of rosé and singing Happy Birthday."


After finishing dessert, we learned that "many of the girls retreated to to the La Prairie Spa at the hotel for an afternoon of treatments."


Witherspoon stayed until the early evening and eventually left "with extra birthday cake and a beautiful rose flower arrangements from the table."


Of course, the actress' clothing company Draper James also made sure to celebrate the star by designing a limited-edition birthday dress. She took to Instagram to gush over the ensemble.


"Feeling so much birthday love today! Thank you!!! I am one lucky gal," she wrote, adding, "(Even @draperjames made me my own dress!)"


Happy birthday, again, to the beautiful star!




Saturday, March 18, 2017

CARRIE FISHER & DEBBIE REYNOLDS PUBLIC TRIBUTE

Debbie Reynolds




E! NEWS -- Todd Fisher is ready to celebrate his mother and sister's lives with their biggest admirers.

Close to one week before Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will be remembered at a public tribute, one family member is sharing new details about what fans can expect.

According to Todd, this event is not just being done for close friends. Instead, it's being held for fans to celebrate two special lives.

"Because of Debbie and her connection to her fans and Carrie and her connection to her fans, we thought it was very important to create an event that would be able to give them all an outlet and a place to express," Todd shared with E! News exclusively. "I know that's what my mother would want and I know that's what Carrie would want."

"We created this forum so that everybody could participate, say their goodbyes and have some closure," he added.

According to a family source, guests will have the opportunity to see never-before-seen footage and photos of the Hollywood stars. Fans who receive a program will be able to read an interview featuring Debbie that was done just two weeks before her death.

E! News has also learned that close family friend James Blunt wrote a song about Carrie that will be played during a montage for the very first time.

"It's going to just be a very meaningful tribute to them and I think it's going to be more positive than anything else," Todd shared with us. "I think everybody will be on a major rollercoaster ride."

Carrie went into cardiac arrest while onboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23. She died four days later at the age of 60. Debbie passed away one day later at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke.

"She went to be with Carrie. In fact, those were the last words that she spoke this morning," Todd previously shared with E! News. "More specifically, she said that she really, she was under a lot of stress."

He continued, "She held it together beautifully, obviously, for the last couple of days but she was under a lot of emotion and stress from the loss [of Carrie] and it's pretty much what triggered this event."

The whole memorial service, scheduled for March 25 at 1 p.m. PST, is expected to be streamed live on DebbieReynolds.com.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM STILL TEXT & TALK

Katy Perry




E-NEWS -- Katy Perryand Orlando Bloom's break up is still chained to the read receipts.

Now a week after the couple announced their split, E! News has an exclusive update about where they stand as seemingly amicable exes.

A source tells us the Pirates of the Caribbean star is "cool" with the pop star, adding that they "still text and talk." These aren't just any 'ol friendly check-in texts—our insider reveals Katy and Orlando have also spent time with each other since ending their 10-month long relationship.

As for whether or not the lovebirds will ever reconcile romantically, the idea isn't completely far-fetched. The source shares, "He is just not ready for a serious relationship, but getting back together with Perry is not out of the question."

"He cares deeply for Perry and they have a very carefree dynamic with each other," the insider adds. "They are both free spirits."

One indication Katy and Orlando have nothing but love for each other? While the "Chained to the Rhythm" songstress was busy performing at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, it's possible Bloom (who shares a 6-year-old son with ex Miranda Kerr) was watching after her beloved pooches.

The British actor shared a video to Instagram of Katy's dogs, though it's unclear if the playdate actually happened post-breakup.

Regardless, Perry herself has spoken out about pressing pause on the relationship, putting feud rumors to rest once and for all.

"How bout a new way of thinking for 2017," she tweeted. "U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one's a victim or a villain, get a life y'all!"


 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

MARIAH CAREY SENDS MESSAGE TO NICK CANNON

Mariah Carey




E! NEWS -- Yesterday marked a very special day in Nick Cannon's life and his ex Mariah Carey was nothing short of happy for the father of three.

Cannon announced the arrival of his son with Brittany Bell, a baby boy named Golden "Sagon" Cannon, earlier this morning on Instagram.

"Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning! No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose! #TrueHappiness Welcome to Earth Son! Golden "Sagon" Cannon 2/21/17 #Awakened," the proud father wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of his newborn son.


And while Cannon was excitedly sharing the news to the world, E! News has learned that Carey was sending her heartfelt congratulations to him.

"Nick told both of his other kids about the baby and that they will have a new sibling," a source tells us.

"Mariah has been aware of the baby for a while now and she congratulated him. They are on fine terms and continue to be good parents for their children."

This marks Cannon's third child as he and Mariah have twins together, Moroccan and Monroe.

Congratulations to Cannon on little baby Golden!




Thursday, February 16, 2017

KATE UPTON'S SPORTS ILLUSTRATED COVER MESSAGE

Kate Upton



E-NEWS -- Kate Upton has a message for young girls who see her on the cover of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

The model wears two skimpy bikinis and a barely-there monokini on three separate covers, marking the third time she has graced the cover of the annual publication.

"It means so much to set an example in body image even though through my life I have to figure it out for myself and I think that something that's very important for me to tell young girls is, 'You know, you don't have to aim to be like me but aim to be like yourself because what makes us different is what makes us, us,'" Upton told E! News exclusively.

Upton last graced the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2013 and 2012. She said that she trained differently for her current covers, doing more weight training.

"It was all about being strong and being strong for my lifestyle, not for fitting in a certain dress size, and finding my perfect body for myself—'perfect' meaning, not actually perfect, but perfect that I can actually keep up with it and enjoy working out and eating healthy and then also really enjoy those cheat days!" she said, laughing.

Upton will later be taking part in fittings for a different type of outfit—a wedding dress! She and MLB star Justin Verlander got engaged in 2016. They have not set a wedding date and Upton told E! News they have also not started planning for the big day due to their busy schedules.

"I don't really know what kind of wedding we want yet," she added. "But it will definitely be unique to our relationship."




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TAYLOR LAUTNER & BILLIE LOURD OFF SCREEN LOVERS

Taylor Lautner




E! NEWS -- Taylor Lautner and Billie Lourd play on-screen lovers on Scream Queens, but they've had everyone wondering about the status of their real-life relationship over the last few months.

Though they've never confirmed or denied romance rumors, they've been spotted kissing and hanging out in public. Not to mention, Lautner has stuck by Lourd's side following the devastating deaths of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.

Now, E! News has learned the pair spent a romantic evening together on Monday night, cuddling close as they watched a private Kings Of Leon concert.


The show was held at the iHeart theater in Burbank, California, and lasted about an hour. A source tells E! News, the pair was "smiling and singing along" throughout the concert, "clapping and swaying back and forth."

Though our insider didn't see them kiss, we're told, "They were definitely googly-eyed looking at each other. On the way out, they held hands and were walking closely to one another. She put her head on his shoulder for a quick moment."

Though the couple didn't snap any photos, Bachelor alum (and Becca Tilley's boyfriend) Robert Graham got a pic with Lautner.

"Same but different - watching the kings tonight @kingsofleon," he captioned the pic with his arm around the actor. "Make sure you catch their @iheartradio show on @directv 2/15 9pm ET/PT #iHeartKOL."

Meanwhile, Lautner and Lourd first had romance rumors swirling in early December after theirScream Queens co-star Keke Palmer posted a photo of the two making out on Snapchat.

Lautner has also been a huge support for Lourd following the deaths of her mother and grandmother.

In fact, the day after her mother's death, Lautner took to Instagram to pen a touching message to Lourd. "This girl is one of the strongest, most fearless individuals I've ever met," he wrote. "Absolutely beautiful inside and out. I'm lucky to know you @praisethelourd."

In the days following both Fisher's and Reynolds' passing, Lautner was spotted spending more time with Lourd. He even accompanied her on a much-needed getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, following the stars' funeral service earlier this month.

Friends or lovers or both, we're sure Lourd is certainly glad to have Lautner by her side throughout this trying time.



Monday, January 30, 2017

VIOLA DAVIS ON RED CARPET WITH E! @ SAG AWARDS

Viola Davis



E! NEWS -- Viola Davis revealed all at the 2017 SAG Awards. Davis, who is nominated for her work in Fences, didn't hold anything back when she and her husband Julius Tennon stopped to talk to E! News' Giuliana Rancic, from Jacuzzi parties with Octavia Spencer to her secret to surviving the red carpet.


"So far it's tame, my feet are OK," she said about her red carpet experience. "I sprayed a little thing on my toe to numb my pain. I got it online."


It's called Still Standing, she said, and "that's why I'm still standing." Davis opened her purse and showed off her other award show secrets: her slippers.


"If I had some prosecco in there it'd be perfect," she said.


Davis has made it no secret that she's a fan of prosecco and hitting the hot tub after a long day and she said her The Help costar and friend Spencer called her up to get in on that action.


"She called us at the last minute and was like ‘Girl, I need to get into the hot tub.' We said, ‘Yeah sure, come on over!'"


Davis is nominated for her work in Fences, she also received an Oscar nomination, her third time up for an Academy Awards. She said Fences has hit because it's relatable.


"I just feel like Fences is a story of my people, of my father, of my mother. And they were not people who invented anything. They are not people who will be in any history books, they were average everyday people who are just living their lives," she said. "I always say as an artist if you're breathing, your story deserves to be told. That's what August Wilson did…It's so universal. That's what I love about it."


Davis is known for her award show speeches, but there's nothing planned for tonight.


"I showed you my purse," she said. "I've got still standing…I've got nothing. I'm not saving the world tonight. I'm drinking."



Sunday, January 29, 2017

BEST THINGS CELEBRITIES SAID AT SAG AWARDS

Ariel Winter



E-NEWS! -- All eyes on the Shrine Auditorium!

Less than a week after the much-anticipated Oscar nominations were announced, Hollywood has another taste of award life, thanks to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. While the official M.O. of the evening is to honor the best, ahem, screen actors, as chosen by their peers (yes, fellow screen actors), a little action had to go down on the red carpet first.

The biggest and brightest stars from TV and film gathered on a gorgeous Los Angeles day to, well, spill their guts to E! News' Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski.


And spill their guts they did! It all started with an in-depth discussion on the merits of pantsuits (future SAG Awards attendees be warned: You should definitely take part), and then conversations delved into everything from how Hollywood keeps its biggest plot secrets under lock and key, to who is completely addicted to watching E! News. Stay tuned below to find out!

"Tomorrow at 7 a.m. I'll be back at work!" — Sterling K. Brown making us all feel inferior with our work ethic.

"Can I tell you it is so hot out here for the SAG Awards that you need something to kind of suck up everything." — The power of wearing pants, by Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks.

"They hand out papers that say, you can say this, and you can't say that, and we have to read it over before we come here." — How the cast of Stranger Things keeps the spoilers to a minimum.

"I'm obsessed with E! and I watch you guys every single night." — Tell us more, Millie Bobby Brown!

"I tried to keep things low-key, but we were out dancing and things kind of...spiraled." —Ariel Winter's birthday celebrations are all of us.


"I'm an adrenaline junkie, but I'm also very much the girl who will cry at a sweet dog food commercial." — SAME, Sophia BushSame.

"I can't believe this is January!" — Riz Ahmed is glad to be in Los Angeles, not London, right now.

"People are, like, gimme that dad bod!" Veep's Tony Hale on disappointing America with the show's lack of nudity.

"I start in a robe and slippers, and I go to sweats and a T-shirt, and then probably some jeans and, like, a pullover. It doesn't get any better than that." — Bryan Cranston's usual Sunday attire is a little different than what he's wearing tonight.

"I think it changed my life in a really big way; I know it sounds really cliché." — Dev Patelisn't holding back on the impact of his film Lion.

"If you ask her, I'm the sidekick." — Anthony Anderson's mother is turning into a major star.

"We're morphing into one person." — Kaley Cuocoon her relationship with costar Jim Parsons, and also describing someone we'd like to be friends with.

"It's in the toilet! You don't want to put it someplace obvious and seem like you're showing off, and that way people can go into the toilet and go, wow." — The Crown's Claire Foy has big plans for her Golden Globe statue.

"I hope that this film continues to encourage people to embrace the things that make you unique." — Preach, Janelle Monáe!

"She's quite a handful now that she's moving around on her own." — John Legend has his work cut out for him in little baby Luna.

"My father is dead now, but I'm sure he's turning in his grave that I still look like a hooker at 45. Sorry Dad!" — Sofia Vergara keeps the jokes coming.

"I'm doing good! I sprayed a little thing on my toe to numb the pain so we're all good." — Viola Davis spreads the gospel of Still Standing, the best product Amazon could sell.

"I usually watch Kimmel, but that night it seemed there was nothing to tune in for." — Casey Affleck gives his brother Ben, and his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, a good burn.

"You know how you look at old pictures and you think, 'Wow my dad looked really cool.' I just want my future kids to look at me like that." — Rami Malek is just here to impress the future generations with his style.

"I'm still alive, the dress is still in tact. It's that kinda night, it's that kinda dress, you have to mentally prepare to tell people, get off my dress!" — Watch out near Taraji P. Henson tonight, SAG-goers. 




Saturday, December 17, 2016

CIARA IS SUFFERING PREGNANCY SIDE EFFECTS

Ciara



E! NEWS -- Ciara may not feel 100 percent great as she deals with pregnancy side effects, but she is feeling the love from husband Russell Wilson.


The 31-year-old R&B singer and the 28-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback announced in October they are expecting their first child together. They wed at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England more than three months prior. Ciara has a 2-year-old son, Future Zahir, with ex Future.


"Ciara is feeling good. She is tired though. She has not been working as much really, just relaxing around the house and taking this time to spend with baby Future and Russell when he is home," a source told E! News exclusively Friday. "She loves to cook and decorate for the holidays."


"Russell is really the best husband," the source said. "He always makes Ciara feel perfect even if she is not feeling it herself. Every day they get even more in love."


Ciara and Wilson have not revealed the sex of their child, or any other details about their upcoming arrival.


She stirred much speculation Wednesday when she posted on Instagram a photo of a pair of custom baby Nike sneakers in Seahawks colors—neon green, silver and navy blue—that her husband designed, saying, "What In The Cuteness Are These?!?!.... Our New Little Ones 1st Pair Of Shoes Designed By Their Daddy."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LAMAR ODOM CHECKS INTO SAN DIEGO REHAB

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian




Lamar Odom is ready to get some professional help.

E! News can confirm the former Los Angeles Lakers player recently admitted himself into rehab in San Diego, Calif.

"It was his own decision. He wanted to work on his mental and physical health for the next chapter of his life," a source shared with E! News. "He has not fallen off the wagon, but he understands the importance of maintaining his sobriety."

The decision comes more than a year after the former NBA player experienced a near-fatal overdose in Las Vegas.


Back in October 2015, Lamar became unconscious at a brothel in Crystal, Nev. An ambulance took him to a nearby hospital where doctors found a cocktail of drugs in his system.

While Khloe Kardashian recalled the moment when she was told he only had four hours to live, Lamar defied friends, family and doctor's expectations and was able to move to a private rehabilitation center closer to Calabasas.

While the athlete experienced some setbacks during his recovery including reports of being homeless, sources previously told E! News that he was focused on living a healthier life.

"Lamar's not homeless. He has a nice place in California," a source previously shared with us. "He is doing well. He is determined to stay on the straight and narrow [path] and wants to be the best father he can possibly be and he is doing the work required to achieve that."

Our source added, "It is not easy, but he is focused and determined."

Lamar's rep could not be reached for comment regarding rehab news. The athlete was last spotted shopping in Beverly Hills on December 6. 



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

KATE GOSSELIN ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA


Kate Gosselin





E! NEWS -- Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin still can't find themselves on the same page.


The mother-of-eight spoke out on Good Morning America in a pre-taped interview that aired on Monday morning. She opened up about her son, Colin, who has moved out of the house to take part in a special program that teaches him how to deal with his "educational and social challenges." In the interview, she denied Jon's claims that she had left him in the dark regarding the situation.


"We're both court-ordered not the speak about the care and custody of our children in detail," she told host Amy Robach on GMA. "I have known all along where he is. The world doesn't know. And, I'll leave it at that."


Kate—who has full legal custody of twins Cara Gosselin and Mady Gosselin, 16, and sextuplets Colin, Aaden Gosselin, Alexis Gosselinand Hannah Gosselin, Joel Gosselin and Leah Gosselin, 12—is also unfazed by any plans Jon has to take her back to court for custody.


"I've lost track how many times he has said that," she said, point-blank. "I'm really focused less on what he has to say."


However, Jon's attorney Kristen Doleva-Lecher spoke to E! News exclusively and said Kate isn't telling the whole truth.


"There is a court order and Jon is strictly abiding by it. The public doesn't know the whole story," she explained. "Jon is absolutely hurt by statements made about Colin and Jon's role as his father. I can assure you that Jon is very concerned about all of his children. He is a loving father and he is acting in accordance with the law to do what's right for the kids."


Meanwhile, Kate also spoke to People magazine about her son's treatment. 


"This is all new to me, and to our family," she said of Colin living away from home. "I don't know what the road ahead entails, but I'm very happy with the care that he's getting, and am still completely comforted by the fact that he is so clearly exactly where he needs to be, getting precisely what he needs — it comforts me as a mother, because when you, as a mom, can't give your kids what they need, it is a huge comfort to find people who can."


Despite missing Colin at home, Kate says, "He's where he needs to be right now, and I can feel good about that."


Thursday, September 22, 2016

ADAM LEVINE & BEHATI PRINSLOO'S LITTLE GIRL

Behati Prinsloo And Adam Levine



This may not be too surprising, but Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo's baby girl is beautiful.

E! News previously reported that the celeb couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Dusty Rose Levine, and now we find out a few more intimate details about the lovebirds' bundle of joy—including which famous parent the little one resembles most.

"Adam was in the delivery room holding Behati's hands. They both cried when she was born. Both families are there now," a source tells E! News. "She is beautiful. She looks like Behati."


Aw, a model baby! What a lucky guy Adam is. The insider adds, "They are both speechless on how this moment feels as new parents. Dusty is healthy, sweet and happy baby!"

The pair first announced their pregnancy in March, and just a month later, E! News confirmed they were expecting a little girl. "She knows what she's having and she's very excited," a source told us at the time.

The next week, E! News' Sibley Scoles caught up with The Voicecoach to chat about the happy news in person. "It's awesome. I'm going to be a dad. S--t, I'm excited," Levine said. "I'm going to be a f--king dad. I'm going to spoil [Behati]."

We bet he's going to spoil both of his beauties. Congrats again to the happy couple!