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TV TODAY

LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Adam Scott, Gabby Barrett, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson

THE VIEW (ABC) repeat: Stacey Abrams

THE TALK (CBS) Clint Black, Phil Keoghan

KELLY CLARKSON (SYN) Jordan Karcher, Pierce Brosnan, Mickey Sumner, Emmanuel Kelly, Elizabeth Ries

ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Riz Ahmed, Jay Sean

TAMRON HALL (SYN) repeat: Frankie Grande

THE REAL (SYN) repeat: Rico Rodriguez, guest co-host Amanda Seales

WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) repeat: Elizabeth Wagmeister, Melissa Garcia

THE GOLDBERGS (ABC) repeat: Beverly discovers Murray is actually a year younger than they knew so she plans a do-over at celebrating his 50th birthday; Coach      Mellor attempts to prepare Adam for pickleball tryouts.

THE CONNERS (ABC) repeat: The Conners struggle to accept Becky's new boyfriend, a Green Bay Packers fan; Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of          the family's die-hard loyalty to the Bears; Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) series premiere: Dex Parios tries to stay out of trouble while working as a private investigator in Portland, Oregon.

TOUGH AS NAILS (CBS) series premiere: The cast -- which includes a welder, firefighter, farmer, roofer and a Marine Corps veteran -- is introduced; wheelbarrow            navigation and bricklaying skills are tested; the competitors work to complete the missing part of a railroad track.

SEAL TEAM (CBS) repeat: While Jason is sidelined with an injury, Ray takes over and leads the team on a mission to rescue a Marine pilot who was shot down in             enemy territory.

ULTIMATE TAG (FOX) The competition intensifies as more contestants enter the arena ready to prove their athletic strengths; two contestants walk home with         $10,000.

CHICAGO MED (NBC) repeat: A convicted murderer's escape hits close to home when several team members end up in danger; Dr. Charles and Dr. Halstead clash        over patient treatment plans; Dr. Choi and April discover the truth about a patient's scam; Maggie receives good news.

CHICAGO P.D. (NBC) repeat: An armed robbery case quickly turns into a homicide investigation; when one suspect's background suggests domestic violence, Upton      is forced to reckon with her childhood; Voight and Halstead butt heads over Halstead's righteous instinct.

THE 100 (CW) Clarke confronts a new adversary; a look back to the past and the nuclear apocalypse that destroyed the Earth.

BULLETPROOF (CW) Eleanor investigates Bishop's identity; the boys search for a lead in Cyprus, but must work to keep their cover.

NOVA (PBS) Australia's unusual creatures, including the kangaroo and cassowary, convey a story of isolation, change and resilience.

TYLER PERRY’S “THE OVAL” (BET) Hunter and Victoria must team up to solve a public relations crisis that could jeopardize everything they've built.

AMERICAN SOUL (BET) Don rushes back home to Chicago after his son, Raymond, alerts him to an altercation with the neighbor; Ruby looks to get revenge on               Don and Gerald.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS (BRAVO) Denise and Aaron's hasty departure from Kyle's barbecue leaves the other ladies confused and unsettled;                 Kyle helps Kim through a delicate medical procedure; Garcelle moves into her new house; Aaron comes face to face with Erika and Teddi.

EXPEDITION UNKNOWN (DISC) Josh breaks out the treasure maps as he virtually searches for buried fortunes and riches around the world with the help of             magicians Penn and Teller, among others.

MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP (DISC) Newly declassified files reveal the details of an unexplained encounter between the US Navy and UFOs that seem to defy the   laws of physics; using cutting-edge tech, Jeremy Wade investigates the truth behind this alien mystery.

THE CHALLENGE (MTV) One player engages in sloppy political maneuvering, while another takes a shocking gamble to save a friend; competitors must fight for   survival in the elimination game Hall Brawl.

EXPEDITION BIGFOOT (TRAV) Mireya's darkest nightmare comes true, and the team finally narrows down where Bigfoot has been hiding in the forest; exclusive bonus footage.

BIGFOOT IS REAL (TRAV) Bobby and Brandi bring the GCBRO to help a lady whose home and pets have been attacked by Bigfoot; she's even taken some shots at    the creature; an eyewitness leads the team to possible Sasquatch nests.

WWE NXT (USA) WWE's next generation of superstars battle to make an impact on their rise to fame.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Amy Schumer, Jaime Harrison, guest host Billy Eichner

STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) repeat: Kumail Nanjiani, Andra Day, Elmo

JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Jeff Goldblum, James Blake

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) repeat: Mike D & Ad-Rock, Anna Kendrick, John Prine

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Leslie Jones

LILLY SINGH (NBC) repeat: Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Michael Palasack

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO) Cecily Strong, Kyle Richards

THE DAILY SHOW (COM) Pre-empted

CONAN (TBS) Lisa Kudrow

 

STREAMING

NETFLIX

Weds, July 1st – “Deadwind” (season 2)

Weds, July 1st – “Say I Do” (series premiere)

Weds, July 1st – “Unsolved Mysteries’ (reboot premiere)

Thurs, July 2nd – “Warrior Nun” (series premiere)

Fri, July 3rd – ‘The Baby-Sitters Club” (series premiere)

Fri, July 3rd – “Cable Girls” (series finale)

Fri, July 3rd – “JU-ON: Origins” (series premiere)

Weds, July 8th – “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” (2020)

Fri, July 10th – “Down to Earth with Zac Efron” (series premiere)

Tues, July 14th – “Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser” (2020)

Weds, July 15th – “Skin Decisions: Before and After” (series premiere)

Fri, July 17th – “Cursed” (series premiere)

Mon, July 20th – “Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking” (2020)

Mon, July 20th – “Street Food: Latin America” (season premiere)

Weds, July 22nd – “Norsemen” (season 3)

Sun, July 26th – “Shameless” (season 10)

Fri, July 31st – “The Umbrella Academy” (season 2)

HULU

Mon, July 1st – “Show,” season 2 (Netfwork): Description.

Thurs, July 2nd – “The Whistlers” (2020)

Sun, July 5th – “Outcry,” season 1 (Showtime)

Fri, July 10th – “Palm Springs” (2020)

Fri, July 17th – “Into the Dark: The Current Occupant,” new episode premiere (Hulu Original)

Mon, July 27th – “Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On,” season 1 (Fremantle)

Thurs, July 30th – “In My Skin,” season 1 (BBC)

AMAZON PRIME

    Fri, July 3rd – “Hanna” (season 2)

    Sat, July 11th – “Vivarium” (2020)

    Fri, July 17th – “Absentia” (season 3)

    Fri, July 24th – “Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist” (2020)

DISNEY+

    Fri, July 3rd – “Hamilton”

    Fri, July 3rd – “Disney Family Sundays” (new episodes July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st)

    Fri, July 3rd – One Day at Disney (new episodes July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st)

    Fri, July 17th – “A Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland”

    Fri, July 31st – “Muppets Now” (series premiere)

APPLE TV+

    Fri, July 10th – “Greyhound” (2020)

SHOWTIME

    Sun, July 5th – “Outry” (docuseries premiere)

    Sun, July 5th – “Desus & Mero” (new episodes on Sunday & Thursday nights)

HBO Max

    Thurs, July 9th – “Expecting Amy” (docuseries premiere)

    Sat, July 11th – “Sesame Street” (season 50 finale)

    Mon, July 13th – “Foodie Love” (series premiere)

    Tues, July 14th – “Showbiz Kids” (documentary premiere)

    Tues, July 28th – “Stockton On My Mind” (documentary premiere)

    Thurs, July 30th – “Frayed” (series premiere)

    Fri, July 31st – “Los Lobos” (2020)

 

NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK
ANTHOLOGY - AVERAGE WHITE BAND

FIRST ROSE OF SPRING - WILLIE NELSON

Ones (2020 Edition) [2 Picture Discs] by Selena

The End [Limited Edition 3 LP] [Blue] by Black Sabbath

Presidents Of The United States Of America by The Presidents of The United States of America

It Was Good Until It Wasn't by Kehlani

Live In Tampa by BUSH

Live In Hyde Park [Limited Edition 3 LP] [Red/White/Blue] by The Who

Epic Trilogy Vol 5 by DANIELS,CHARLIE BAND

Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits (140 Gram Vinyl) by Alice Cooper

Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car! by The Wiggles

 

NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:

Trolls World Tour

Balloon

Belzebuth

Blood and Money

Hope Gap

Law & Order: SVU Season 21

Proximity

Sorry We Missed You

Sweetness In The Belly

The Lost Husband

The Wild Goose Lake

Will and Grace Revival S3

               

NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK:  (Opening Thursday night)

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Showrunner Behind Huge CBS Shows Fired For “Toxic Environment” Onset - CBS Showrunner Peter Lenkov, behind shows like “Hawaii Five-0” and “MacGyver,” has reportedly gotten the boot. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the network fired their top showrunner for allegedly creating a “toxic work environment.”  Lenkov was reportedly the subject of at least three complaints, claiming he was “manipulative and abusive” during the filming of “Hawaii Five-0’s” 10-season run and on “MacGyver.” Apparently, he made it a “boys club,” and wouldn’t give actresses the same accommodations and considerations as the men… among other complaints, an insider saying he wasn’t just “racist or sexist,” he was anti-”everything.”  "Now is the time to listen and I am listening. It’s difficult to hear that the working environment I ran was not the working environment my colleagues deserved, and for that, I am deeply sorry,” Lenkov says in a statement. “I accept responsibility for what I am hearing and am committed to doing the work that is required to do better and be better."

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The Biggest Peacock Premieres - NBC will finally unveil its new streaming service Peacock next week. Over 20,000 hours of content will be available when it debuts on July 15th, and we have the scoop on some of the biggest premieres.

    “Brave New World”: Demi Moore stars in this adaptation of Alduous Huxley’s dystopian novel.

    “In Deep with Ryan Lochte”: This docuseries follows Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte as he tries to change his public image after his   scandal during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    “Intelligence”: This comedy series originally aired in the United Kingdom in February, starring David Schwimmer as an NSA agent.

    “Where’s Waldo?”: The animated series based on the beloved books firs aired on Universal Kids before moving to Peacock for season         two.

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Hashtag #RIPEllen Trends On Twitter - The hashtag #RIPEllen is trending on Twitter – but don’t worry, Ellen DeGeneres is alive and well. After last week’s speculation that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” would be canceled, Twitter trolls took things a step further by spreading a rumor that she’d died.  Luckily, she’s just fine. Producers have confirmed to the “New York Post” that she’s alive and well, along with her show, which won’t be canceled after all. However, that hasn’t stopped the Twitterverse from having their fun with the hashtag, sharing tongue-in-cheek condolences along with pictures of Ellen lookalikes… like Justin Bieber and Jane Lynch.  Of course, the jokes have only been fueled by the recent “mean Ellen” controversy surrounding the talk show host. As you may recall, Ellen has been taking heat online over rumors that she’s super “mean” behind-the-scenes.

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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard’s Libel Showdown Begins - Johnny Depp’s libel case against “The Sun” officially kicked off yesterday in the United Kingdom. He and his ex-wife Amber Heard came face-to-face in court, arriving separately and equipped with face masks.

Heard reportedly “sat out of sight above in the public gallery” as her ex-husband testified against her claims of domestic abuse. While he admits taking “every drug known to man” by age 14, he denies ever striking a woman, maintaining that its Heard who got physical with him. Here are some other revelations from Day One of the libel case:

    Depp admitted to giving certain medications or drugs to a few people in his circle, like “Avengers” actor Paul Bettany “if he was       feeling anxious or unpleasant” and asked for it, as well as his friend, rocker Marilyn Manson. He also recalled helping his        daughter Lily-Rose Depp ease into the life of teenage partying by supplying her with pot so she could experience it in a “safe”   way.

    Depp admitted to spending nearly $30K a month on wine, though he says it wasn’t all for himself.

    He called Heard nothing but a fame-seeker in their relationship, with a “calculating, diagnosed borderline personality.” He even     accused her of lying about having seen “any” of his films when they first met.

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Zach Braff Discusses Nick Cordero’s Final Days - Zach Braff is continuing to honor the life of his late close friend Nick Cordero. Speaking to co-host Donald Faison on his “Fake Doctors, Real Friends” podcast, Braff has revealed some of the actor’s final moments.

For one, he notes that, “for clarity’s sake,” Cordero “didn’t have COVID-19 anymore,” but it had already “wreaked havoc” on his body. Because of social distancing rules, Braff and his girl Florence Pugh weren’t able to comfort Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots in her time of need, but they were there until the very end in the ways they could.  And while his best friend never really “came back” from his health struggles, Braff says there were some moments of hope. “He kind of woke up for a little bit and there was some exciting moments where they would say, ‘Nick if you can hear us look up,’ and he would do that,” Braff recalls. “But he wouldn’t do it all the time. It was only occasionally.”

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Paul Walker Made Big Decision About His Daughter Before Death - Paul Walker spent the final, “hectic” year of his life trying to figure out how to balance his career with being a dad to his daughter Meadow. According to the late actor’s brothers Cody and Caleb, he actually reached a big decision about his daughter just hours before he died in a tragic car crash back in 2013.  Cody and Caleb say Walker was counting down the years until Meadow graduated high school, so they could spend way more time together. And he’d apparently get annoyed when execs tried to tempt him with scripts, since he was desperate to cut down on work and make more time for his daughter.

On his final day on Earth, Paul finally made a decision, which he revealed to Caleb and Cody in a “spooky, groundbreaking kind of come-to-jesus [conversation].” Just hours before the deadly crash, Walker had decided to quit Hollywood and “be full time for Meadow.”

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Sofia Richie Broke Up With Scott Disick To Give Him A “Wake Up Call” - We told you before that Sofia Richie and Scott Disick are hanging out again following their split in May. Apparently, they’re on such good terms because their breakup was never really “final.”

Sources tell “Us Weekly” that Sofia only broke up with Scott after his stint in rehab to give him a “wake-up call.” In fact, there’s a chance they could rekindle their romance, since Scott “knows that Sofia is good for him.”  “One of the reasons Sofia broke up with Scott was to give him a wake-up call and was hopeful that he would learn some lessons during their time apart,” the insider says. “But at the end of the day, Scott is who he is.”

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JK Rowling Labeled ‘A Disgrace’ By Trans YouTuber NikkieTutorials: Beauty blogger NikkieTutorials has jumped in on the cancel JK Rowling movement after the author’s controversial stance on trans people. In a now-deleted tweet, the YouTuber wrote: “to think I was such a fan of Harry Potter [...] you’re a disgrace, JK Rowling.” Nikkie added “you have no idea how much hurt you’re causing. Shame on you.” She has yet to comment on why she deleted the tweet.

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Tana Mongeau May Be Dating "Too Hot to Handle" Star Francesca Farago: Tana Mongeau and “Too Hot to Handle” star Francesca Farago could be more than just friends. The two were spotted together in LA dining together and holding hands while they were walking into the restaurant. Then Tana not so subtly added fuel to the dating rumors by posting an Instagram story of them together with the caption, “we're dating now pick it up TMZ.” They also went out the next night where Francesca posted a photo of Tana with the caption, “my beautiful date.” Is it the beginning of a relationship or simply a joke? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Julianne Hough Posts About Feeling “Stuck” After Split: Julianne Hough has advice for those feeling “stuck, depressed, anxious or hopeless.” A month after her split from husband Brooks Laich, Hough is urging fans to “take your attention off of yourself” and be “selfless.” “Selfless acts of service ignite life force energy in the giver,” reads the quote she’s shared.

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Nicole Kidman Posts Rare Pic With Daughter For 12th Birthday: Nicole Kidman is celebrating her daughter Sunday, who just turned 12! She’s shared a rare pic with her daughter, who's face isn’t shown in the shot, wishing her happy birthday with “birthday hugs.”

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Sarah Palin’s Divorce Is Final: Sarah Palin is officially a single woman. The former Alaskan Governor’s divorce from husband of more than 30 years Todd Palin is final. According to court records obtained by “People,” they quietly finalized the divorce this spring. The case is sealed from public view, but the publicly available docket shows that the divorce was granted on March 23rd.

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Christina Ricci Wants Full Custody of Son: Looks like Christina Ricci is looking to keep her son all to herself. As we told you, she and her husband, James Heerdegen, are getting a divorce. Now she’s asking for full custody of their five-year-old son, Freddie. What she’s not asking for is spousal support.

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Witherspoon & Phillippe's Son Putting Out Music: Deacon Phillipe isn’t going into the family business. Instead, Reese Witherspoon’s

son with Ryan Phillipe is doing music. The 16-year-old’s debut single, “Long Run,” will be released on Friday. It features a guest shot with Ed Sheeran’s ex-girlfriend, Nina Nesbitt.

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Usain Bolt's Daughter's Unusual Name: Add Usain Bolt to the list of parents who’ve given their children unusual names. The Olympian and his girlfriend, Kasi J Bennett, welcomed a little girl in May. He revealed the child’s name in a post to celebrate Kasi’s birthday. Little Miss Olympia Lightening Bolt is a stone cold cutie.

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Josh Brolin & Wife Expecting Baby #2: Congratulations are in order for Josh Brolin. He and his wife, Kathryn, are expecting baby number two. She shared their happy news in a cute Insta-announcement that featured her showing off her baby bump while kissing their 20-month-old daughter, Westlyn Reign. The new baby, who’ll make his or her debut in December, will also join Josh’s two grown children from his first marriage.

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Justin Timberlake Calls For Removal Of Confederate Monuments - Justin Timberlake is the latest artist calling for the removal of Confederate monuments, noting that his home state of Tennessee has “many” of them.  In a post on Instagram Justin writes, “When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction? Because America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple.” Justin adds that when people make the argument that all that is in the past, he counters, “Let’s be clear... those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country.”

He notes, “there are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the U.S.,” adding, “more than half are in the South, and it’s not acceptable. No one should be protecting the legacies of Confederate leaders and slave owners.”  Finally he shares, “If we plan to move forward, these monuments must come down,” adding, “but let’s remember: Removing these statues does not erase our country’s vile history of oppression — removing them is a symbol of respect for Black people in America and it’s a step towards progress and actual equality for all.”

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Demi Lovato Took Time To Work On Herself During Quarantine - Demi Lovato is featured in a new cover story for “Bustle” where she reveals that the coronavirus quarantine had a positive effect on her.  "Before quarantine, it was very difficult for me to cry. I had programmed the thought into my head when I was 16 that I'm only going to cry if people pay me to," she shared. "I started doing all this work, allowing myself to feel the pains of all the losses that I've had or the adversities or traumas that I've faced." She adds, "I think my ability to be vulnerable and be more intimate with people has really heightened.”  The lockdown also gave Demi a chance to do some much-needed work on herself, which she thinks she otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do.  "It's very common for people to only really work on themselves when crisis happens or when they notice that they're slipping into old patterns or behaviors," she said. "So to be able to walk into this experience without a personal crisis and just be like, 'I can do the work on myself now because I have the time.' ... It was a beautiful thing." She adds, “I was given this opportunity, and I was like, 'I'm going to adapt. I'm going to shift to this. I'm going to learn from it.'"  And now Demi is ready to take some time to focus on her music. "I want [my career] to be about my music and my lyrics and my message. And I want a long-lasting career that I don't have to change myself for," she offered. "Music brought me so much joy when I was younger, and I lost that joy throughout the hustle and bustle of the music industry. I got miserable. And I don't ever want it to be like that again. That’s what I want.”  ONE MORE THING! In an Instagram post featuring her photo shoot for the mag Demi shares that she's "Grateful for every day I have on this earth," adding, "This year hasn’t been easy for any of us. It’s been a time to reflect, to heal, to grow, to educate, and to spread love."

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Britney Spears Dances “Tail Off” To Beyoncé - As we previously told you, Britney Spears recently angered members of Beyoncé’s Beyhive by suggesting she was actually “Queen B.” Well, now it seems Brit is trying to make things right by saluting Bey in dance form.

Britney just posted a new video of her dancing up a storm to Beyonce’s “Haunted.” Brit explains that over the fourth of July holiday she “danced her tail off,” noting, “I wanted to listen to Beyoncé ….. “Haunted" is such a beautiful song 👻👻👻and I have never danced to it before.”  “I never said I was the best dancer,” Britney added. “I dance simply because it fills my heart with joy and expression. PS if I’m haunting you….you must be haunting me." ONE MORE THING! Brit also shared video of her showing off her yoga moves on the beach.

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Billie Eilish To Appear On Podcast About “The Office” - It’s no secret that Billie Eilish is a huge fan of “The Office” and now she’s about to share her love and knowledge of the show in a new podcast.  The singer is set to join Ricky Gervais, Steve Carell, John Krasinki and other cast members on an upcoming 12-episode Spotify podcast called, “An Oral History of The Office,” which debuts July 14th.

The series will be hosted and produced by Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on the show, and it’s expected to feature members of the cast and celebrity guests reminiscing about the comedy.  ONE MORE THING! Billie is a well-known Bieber fan, and in the latest edition of her "me & dad radio" on Apple Music her mom Maggie talked about how excited the singer was for his  2012 video "As Long As You Love Me."  "I remember this one really well and the video, and Billie talking about it, and being excited it was coming out, and just crying and crying," Maggie said. "Everyone knows the whole Billie, Justin Bieber thing but this song was a big part of it." After Billie noted she would just "sob, " her mom joked, "I just want to say, we did consider taking you to therapy because you were in so much pain over Justin Bieber.”

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Jonas Brothers Delay Release Of Memoir - Jonas Brothers are delaying the release of their upcoming memoir. “Blood: A Memoir By The Jonas Brothers” was supposed to come out in the fall, but as of now it doesn’t have an exact release date.  "It’s important to us that our memoir 'BLOOD' is perfect and that we share it when the time is right. Because of that, we’re taking some extra time to write our story," they shared on Twitter. "We’ll update everyone shortly once we have more info." Back in February, the JoBros said the book would be coming out October 20th, but now it is unclear when it may finally hit store shelves.  It’s important to us that our memoir “BLOOD” is perfect and that we share it when the time is right. Because of that, we’re taking some extra time to write our story. We’ll update everyone shortly once we have more info.

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Halsey Got A Tattoo In Honor Of Friend Juice WRLD - As we previously told you, a new collaboration between the late Juice WRLD and Halsey, “Life Is A Mess,” was just released, and now Halsey has paid permanent tribute to her late friend.  Halsey shared on her Instagram story that she got a tattoo of “life’s a mess 999” in cursive on her hand. “999” is a tat that Juice WRLD also had on his body.

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Ringo Starr Celebrates 80th Birthday With Star-Studded Livestream - Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday last night with a star-studded livestream. “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show” featured performances by Ringo’s Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, as well as Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E, Ben Harper, Joe Walsh and more.  The show kicked off with a mask-wearing Ringo behind the drums to welcome fans to the livestream and the showed footage of how he usually celebrates his birthday joining fans at Capitol records for his “Peace and Love” celebrations.  Ringo’s then launched into the music with an archival concert performance of “Don’t Come Easy,” which George Harrison helped him write. Ringo also shared a special all-star version of his 2017 track “Give More Love,” featuring Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Michael McDnald, and more.

As for his guests, their performances included:

    Sheila E shared her take on the Beatles classic “Come Together,” with Ringo joining her on drums (at least virtually).

    Sheryl Crow performed the Beatles classic “All You Need Is Love,” performing all the instruments, including piano, stand-up bass,            ukulele, guitar and accordion.

    Joe Walsh, who actually stopped by Ringo’s home to wish him a happy birthday, performed “Boys.”

    Ben Harper, with help from Dave Grohl on drums, performed “Not Down and Out.”

    Gary Clark, Jr.’s performance was also of “Come Together,” but his was from a previous festival performance.

    There was archival footage of Ringo’s All-star band, with Walsh, performing “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Give Peace      A Chance,”

    And his buddy Paul McCartney also turned up in previously filmed concert footage performing “Helter Skelter” with Ringo on drums.

Ringo also showed a clip from the Beatles Documentary "Eight Days A Week," in which they recalled not wanting to play a Jacksonville, Florida show because it would have a segregated audience. Regarding the current Black Lives Matter movement he noted,  "There’s no greater act than any others can make than to stand up and be counted when you see injustice," adding. "I don’t have to tell you that the Beatles' early set had a lot to do with the influence we found in American artists," mentioning stars like Ray Charles, Little Richard, Stevie Wonder and more.  The livestream also featured a boat load of birthday wishes from all sorts of folks including wife Barbara Starkey, and his family, Joe & Marjorie Walsh, David Lynch, Sir Bob Geldof, Nils Lofgren, Jaden Smith, Giles Martin, Colin Smith, Peter Frampton, Ron Howard, and many, many more. It ended with an all-star “Happy Birthday” sing-along, with Ringo blowing out candles on a cake.

The event benefited the Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation,MusiCares, and WaterAid.  ONE MORE THING! Several of Ringo’s friends took to Instagram yesterday to wish him a happy birthday.

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The Eagles, Pearl Jam & More Received Government PPP Loans - Earlier this week the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released the list of groups who received money from the $2 trillion CARES act, which was intended to give relief to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Well it turns out a lot of big name bands received some of that money because of their postponed tours. According to “Rolling Stone” more than 40 acts received PPP loans, including The Eagles, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Nickelback, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Cheap Trick, Lil Jon, Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, Disturbed, Papa Roach and more.  Bands like The Eagles, Pearl Jam and Disturbed received loans of between $350K and $1 million, while many others received between $150,000 and $350,000. For most of the artists, the loans are listed to the artists touring companies.

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Elton John’s European & UK Dates Rescheduled To 2021 - Elton John has announced the rescheduled dates for his 2021 “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.” He’ll be hitting stadiums around the United Kingdom and Europe starting on September 1st, 2021 in Berlin, with the UK leg starting on October 30th in Manchester.  Elton has taken to Twitter to post a statement about the rescheduled dates, postponed due to coronavirus. “Rescheduling my concerts is never a decision taken lightly, but my priority is always the safety of all parties including my tour crew, the venue staff and of course you, my amazing fans,” he writes. “I look forward to continuing the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour next year and seeing you by my side once again, as you have been for so many years throughout my blessed career.”

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Gavin Rossdale Calls Gwen Stefani Divorce His “Most Embarrassing Moment” - Bush singer Gavin Rossdale is looking back on his marriage to Gwen Stefani. In a new interview with “The Guardian,” the rocker calls their rocky split his “most embarrassing moment.”  Rossdale and Stefani were married for 13 years before their divorce in 2015, an alleged cheating scandal revolving around the couple’s nanny. Now, five years later, they’re successful co-parents to their three sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo… and Rossdale isn’t looking back.  When asked what his “most embarrassing moment” was, Rossdale replied, “the gross and lopsided spectre of the crumbling of my marriage.” It’s all good now, and he feels “happiest” when he’s with his and Stefani’s kids.

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Clare Crawley Shares Empowering Message Ahead Of “Bachelorette” Filming - Clare Crawley is feeling reflective as she prepares for her delayed season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Ahead of filming, she’s posted an empowering message on Instagram.  Alongside a snap of herself heading out the door in workout attire, Crawley has shared a letter to herself. “I want to thank you. You walked on so many difficult journeys these past few years,” she writes. “You were let down time and time again, but you didn’t let it shatter your faith in relationships, in love.”  She goes on to say she found her “true self” and “changed the meaning” of her life into “something worth living” – and she’s proud to start her journey on ABC living her truth and looking for love.  ONE MORE THING! Remember Cassie Randolph, the girl “Bachelor” Colton Underwood jumped over a fence for? Well, she has some words about the franchise following her experience on “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!” Taking to her Instagram Stories, Cassie has taken aim at the editors, saying she had talked about “so much more” during the special than just her and Colton’s relationship. She says she had even told ABC she didn’t want to talk about the split, so they covered other topics… which were apparently cut.

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Elisabeth Moss To Play Killer Candy Montgomery In New Series: Elisabeth Moss is set to play real-life killer Candy Montgomery in a new limited series for UCP, “Candy.” So far, no network or streaming service is attached, but the series is expected to shop soon.

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“Jersey Shore” Cast Shades Angelina: The cast of “Jersey Shore” threw some shade at their roommate Angelina Pivarnick while celebrating Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s birthday. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Nicole Cortese, and Jenni “JWoww” Farley had a laugh while giving a birthday speech at dinner in New Jersey, after which The Situation joked, “I don’t know honey, should we go outside and flip out?”

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Oscar Winning Short gets Series Treatment: Congratulations are in order for Matthew A. Cherry. His Oscar-winning short film, “Hair Love,” is heading to HBO Max as an animated series. “Young Love” will explore the family dynamic of a young Black millennial family in 12 episodes. To review, the short featured the relationship between a Black father and his daughter as he did her hair for the first time. So far, no premiere date has been given.

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Paris Jackson Opens up in “Unfiltered”: Paris Jackson is opening up about her depression and more on her new Facebook Watch series, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn.

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James Corden Making Nickelodeon Series Out Of Kid's Book: Congratulations are in order for James Corden. Fulwell 73 – the company he owns with his production partner, Ben Winston – has inked a deal with Nickelodeon to produce both an animated TV series and movie based off the children’s book, “Real Pigeons Fight Crime.” The Andrew McDonald book reveals the secret life of crime-busting pigeons who set out to keep a town safe. Both the film and the series will air on all Nickelodeon platforms.

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Halle Berry Drops Out Of Trans Role After Backlash - Halle Berry has passed on a role that would’ve featured her playing a transgender man. Apparently she was discussing the role in an IG interview with her hairstylist and referred to the character using female pronouns and the trans community called her on it.  The Oscar winner took to Twitter to apologize. She said, “As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”   GLAAD responded to Halle and said, “We are pleased that [she] listened to the concerns of transgender people and learned from them.” Not everyone was so forgiving. One user said “Too bad she didn’t apologize for the blatant and consistent misgendering.”

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Jared Leto In Rumored “Tron 3”?: There’s a rumor going around that another “Tron” movie is in the works, with Jared Leto set to star. According to multiple Disney fan sites, “Tron 3” is in development, but Leto is only in talks to star for now. The studio is apparently hoping that “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski returns, as well as Daft Punk for the soundtrack.

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Shia LaBeouf Accused of Brownface - Shia LaBeouf has been accused of appearing in “brownface” to play a gangster in the upcoming movie, “The Tax Collector.” He’s playing an organized crime boss responsible for collecting “taxes” from various Los Angeles gangs. When the trailer came out, the Twitterverse came out in force to debate whether brownface was responsible for Shia – the only White actor in the cast – looking like Hispanic. It got so bad that director David Ayer stepped in to respond. According to him, Shia’s character was never intended to be Latin, just a White boy who grew up in “hood” culture. He added that it was a reflection of his upbringing. “The Tax Collector” drops on August 7th

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Mandy Moore Calls BS On Ryan Adams’ Apology - We previously reported that singer-songwriter Ryan Adams issued a public apology for the sexual misconduct and abusive behavior he was accused of a little over a year ago now. Among those who spoke out was his ex-wife Mandy Moore, who isn’t exactly buying his sudden apology.  Adams has been lying low since the allegations last year, breaking his silence with a statement shared via “Daily Mail” apologizing for his behavior and revealing he’s got professional help getting sober “in [an] effort to be a better man.” Appearing on NBC News’ “Today” show yesterday, Moore was asked by Hoda Kotb about her thoughts on her ex-husband’s statement… and if she believes “he’s changed.”  Moore’s take is that it’s “curious” Adams didn’t make amends privately before putting out the public statement. “It’s challenging because I feel like in many ways I’ve said all I want to say about him and that situation,” she added. “I am speaking for myself, but I have not heard from him, and I’m not looking for an apology necessarily.”

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The 14th Dalai Lama is marking his 85th birthday with the official launch of his music career. The Tibetan spiritual leader has released his first-ever album, “Inner World.”  The Dalai Lama’s debut album features some of his mantras and Buddhist teachings set to music. There are 11 soothing tracks recorded by New Zealand musician Junelle Kunin, co-produced by her husband, composer Abraham Kunin. While this is the Dalai Lama’s first release – which we can only hope to see climbing the charts – he’s no stranger to the music world. Back in 2015, when he was first approached about the project, the Nobel Peace Prize winner appeared on stage at Glastonbury Music Festival across the pond to send a message about compassion and mutual understanding.

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Taraji P. Henson Talks "Stigma Terms" - Taraji P Henson is on a mission to let everyone know that Black women are real – not unicorns. One way to do that is by letting go of those terms like “strong Black woman” or “Black girl magic.”  While the terms started off as a way of empowering Black women who have been neglected and disrespected throughout history, they’ve been used to ignore the hardships they faced. “We’re not fairies! We don’t magically rebound from pain,” the Oscar nominee said during the ESSENCE Wellness House last week. “It dehumanizes our pain. It belittles our tears! It belittles our pain.’  In case you missed it, Taraji went on to say, “We're supposed to be able to watch our brothers and sons and fathers get murdered in the street but we can take it because we're strong. We can deal with it. We can handle it. And that's just not true...”  Instead, Taraji wants Black women to understand that there’s strength in being vulnerable. “The strength is in…being honest with yourself, and saying, ‘You know what, I'm scared right now,’ or ‘I honestly don't know what to do right now.’”

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Johnny Depp’s Exes Will Be In Court, Including Amber Heard - Johnny Depp will be seeing a few of his exes in court for his ongoing libel case against “The Sun.” That includes Amber Heard, who the judge just ruled can indeed attend proceedings, even when she’s not there to present evidence.  In the United Kingdom, witnesses aren’t allowed in court while others testify in criminal cases – but they can be for civil cases. Depp had requested that Heard be blocked from the courtroom, saying her testimony would be influenced otherwise. But in a new court order, Justice Nicol rules it would be “unfair” for Heard not to be there.  On top of that, Depp may be reuniting with his exes Vanesa Paradis and Winona Ryder. We told you before that the actresses, along with Salma Hayek, defended Depp against the abuse allegations on the record, and they’re expected to testify on his behalf in court, too.

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Gigi & Zayn “Closer Than Ever” With Baby On The Way - Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik couldn’t be more excited to welcome their first child together. And according to “Us Weekly,” they couldn’t be happier together, either.  A source tells the magazine that Gigi and Zayn are “closer than ever” as they prepare for the bundle of joy. Gigi has been staying at her mom’s farm with Zayn since they dropped the pregnancy news a few months back, and that’s where she’s planning on staying until the baby is born.  “She came back to NYC recently but she plans to spend most of her pregnancy there at the farm,” the insider adds. “She’s always wanted to start a family with Zayn, [they’re] so in love.”

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Brie Larson joins YouTube: YouTube’s newest star is a genuine superhero. “Captain Marvel,” aka Brie Larson, is now officially a YouTuber. The actress announced she’s starting her very own YouTube channel with her first video, "So, I made a decision…," and explained she decided to join the platform because it’s a “place to talk about things that are important and that matter.” Larson also promised “silly content” on top of the “deep conversations, anti-racist rhetoric, [and] inclusive content” and also some streaming vids of her playing Fortnite.

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Trisha Paytas Calls Out Tati Westbrook: Trisha Paytas just dropped a tea-filled video slamming fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook. In her upload titled “Tati dumb as hell,” Trisha makes it clear she was not impressed with Westbrook‘s return to YouTube where she claimed she was “weaponized” against James Charles by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star. Paytas says it’s “crazy” for a woman in her thirties to say “she was manipulated by two grown adults” and that Westbrook should be “should be investigated for making false criminal claims” of sexual crimes against James. She went on to say “you can’t backtrack. You can’t say someone else told me to do it. That came out of your mouth.” She also called out Tati for not speaking out about Black Lives Matter, as well as her crying over her beauty brand launch.

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Gabbie Hanna Getting Roasted On TikTok As She Wipes Social Media: As Gabbie Hanna goes dark on social media, her content is alive and well on TikTok... but not in the best way. The controversial YouTuber is getting totally roasted on TikTok, with memes about her poetry and viral clips of one of her last podcasts where she called herself a victim of cyberbullying.

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Zach Braff Shares Last Text From Nick Cordero: Zach Braff is reflecting on his close friendship with the late Nick Cordero, who lost his months-long battle with coronavirus this week. Braff has taken to Instagram to share the last, heartbreaking text he got from his best friend, telling Braff to “look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis.” “I promise the world they will never want for anything,” Braff writes. “I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life.”

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You Can Now Pre-Order J-Lo’s Sequin Face Mask: Jennifer Lopez has been rocking a sequin face mask while social distancing with her fiancé Alex Rodriguez in the Hamptons… and now, you can rock her quarantine glam, too! The “Disco Ball Face Mask” by Katie May is now available to pre-order – it’ll cost you $26 to be delivered by July 20th. One important note, the mask may be fashionable, but it’s clearly marked as “non-medical grade.”

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Chris Evans & Lily James a couple?: Looks like there’s new A-list couple in town. Chris Evans and Lily James were spotted together in London over the weekend at the Mark’s Club. They also shared a taxi together. While photos were published, neither of them has commented on the situation.

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Brock Pierce Running for President: Move over, Kanye – Brock Pierce has announced that he, too, is running for president. The child actor-turned-cryptocurrency entrepreneur made his proclamation on Saturday. “I’ve spent my life creating great things from nothing and I can help others do the same," he said in a statement. “Entrepreneurs are essential to the rebuilding of this nation that we love, and I’m running in this race because I know that together we can help build a pathway towards the rebirth of the America we love so much.” He starred in “First Kid” in 1996 with Sinbad.

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Chrissy Teigen Wears First Bikini “In A Long Time”: Chrissy Teigen is finally wearing two-piece bathing suits after her breast implant removal last month. She posted about it on IG.

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Sofia Richie Poses In Scott Disick's Talentless Line: Are Sofia Richie and Scott Disick back together? We’re not sure, but she was seen posing in something from Scott’s Talentless line. She was wearing the Women’s Premium Tie Dye Hoodie, which costs $140. She was kneeling in the sand in the sweatshirt with itty-bitty bikini bottoms and sunglasses.

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Harry Styles Teams With Calm For New Project - Harry Styles wants to help you fall asleep. The singer has teamed up with the Calm app for what they are calling “Dream With Me,” with the hashtag, #DreamWithHarry.  Starting tomorrow, Harry will offer up a soothing bedtime reading to help Calm users drift off. In a snippet of the reading, you can hear Harry say “Hello, I’m Harry Styles.”  Calm hasn’t revealed exactly what Harry will be reading, although some claim it will be “Louis the Fish” as part of their new celebrity ASMR sleep sessions. As you can imagine, fans are freaking out a bit.

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Miley Cyrus & Cody Simpson Dance In TikTok Video - Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson sure look as happy as ever. The couple shared an adorable TikTok video of them dancing to C+C Music Factory's 1990 hit "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).”

The clip has Miley in a tiny blue bikini, with Miley captioning the vid, "If we can’t get back to work..... let’s get back to WERK @codysimpson.”

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Charlie Puth Blasts Toxic Stan Culture - Charlie Puth has called out the negative side of stan culture, after BTS fans accused him of trying to use the band’s popularity for his own gain.  “I don’t usually pay any mind to things like this, but something has to be said. This dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’ has to stop," Charlie, who previously collaborated with BTS’s Jungkook on a performance of his hit “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” tweeted. "I’m 28 years old, so it doesn’t really mean anything to me when some person I don’t know writes a nasty message to me saying things like 'I used BTS for clout.' I don’t know what that means- I love those guys and they are super talented.” He added, "But what I do know is that 10 years ago, language like this directed towards me would’ve affected me deeply in a very negative way. And I’m thinking about all the other younger kids on twitter seeing stuff like this on a daily basis,"  He then urged artists’ fans show a little kindness towards each other. "It may sound cliche, but please be nicer to each other on here. No more screaming about made up nonsense. It does nobody any good," he wrote. "We all need to love each other MORE THAN EVER RIGHT NOW."

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Weird Al Uses “Hamilton” Movie To Create “Hamilton Polka” Video - A lot of folks spent at least some part of this past weekend watching the “Hamilton” movie on Disney+. Well, Weird Al decided to use it to create a video for his “Hamilton Polka,” which he released in March of 2018.  “Hamilton Polka” runs through the entirety of the hit Broadway show in five minutes, and he uses it to dub over footage from the Disney+ movie.  Weird Al noted, “Hope everybody's enjoying our great national holiday (Hamilton weekend!!!) Here's a little video I cooked up to celebrate.”

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Sam Smith Shares Cover Of Coldplay’s “Fix You” - As we previously told you, back in May Sam Smith covered Coldplay’s “Fix You,” during their “The iHeartRadio Living Room Concert Series.” Well, now Sam’s officially released his version of the track.  “Thank you @Coldplay for writing such a beautiful song," Sam shared in announcing the release.  Before their iHeartRadio Living Room performance Sam noted of the song, “I love this song, and as soon as I heard it I was just reminded again of how much of a classic it is.”

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Teddi Mellencamp Asks For Prayers As Daughter Needs Brain Surgery - Teddi Mellencamp could really use fans’ love right now. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star is asking for prayers as she reveals her five-month-old daughter Dove needs brain surgery.

The baby girl was recently diagnosed with a rare condition called Lambdoid Craniosynostosis, a birth defect where the joints on a baby’s skull start closing before it’s fully formed. Taking to Instagram, Teddi admits her anxiety is at “an all-time high” going into July, since little Dove will be undergoing the surgery by the end of the month.  “Dealing with anxiety, especially when in the ‘public eye,’ isn’t easy, I was torn as to whether I should share this information,” she writes. “Although we are filled with nerves as neurosurgery sounds scary, we have our faith that she will be ok. Please keep baby Dove in your prayers.”

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Samantha Bee Swallowed A Bug While Filming: Samantha Bee has been filming her show “Full Frontal” in upstate New York as we wait out coronavirus. Of course, the change in venue from a studio to the woods comes with a new set of challenges, like pesky bugs! “A bug flew into my mouth, and in the moment, I just ate it,” Bee reveals, proving her “show must go on” attitude. “I just swallowed it.”

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Ramona Insists She’s “Totally Healthy” After Dorinda’s Shade: Ramona Singer insists that she’s “totally healthy” after her “Real Housewives of New York City” co-star Dorinda Medley threw some shade at her partying habits. Dorinda called Ramona out for going to the Hamptons amid coronavirus, since Kimberly Guilfoyle was at the same party and had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. But taking to her Instagram comments, Ramona tells fans that she’s “totally healthy.”

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 “Hamilton” Headed For Emmys, Not Oscars: “Hamilton” has already picked up 11 Tony Awards, a Pulitzer, and a Grammy Award. But sadly, it won’t be eligible for an Oscar. While it was supposed to come out in theaters in October 2021, Lin-Manuel Miranda decided to drop it on Disney Plus this month because of the COVID crisis. While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences amended its eligibility rules to allow films with planned theatrical releases to compete, recorded stage productions are not eligible. Hence it will only be eligible for the Emmy Awards in the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category.

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Kevin Hart In Quibi's “Die Hart” Trailer: If you’re looking for a good giggle, you’ll want to see Kevin Hart’s new Quibi series, “Die Hart.” It finds the comedian playing a fictionalized version of himself who wants to become an action star like his friend, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He decides to train under a coach – played by John Travolta – at Action Star School. It hits Quibi on July 20th

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Was Dave Chappelle's July Fourth Show A Possible "Block Party" Sequel? - While you were barbecuing over the holiday weekend, Dave Chappelle was hosting an epic event in the cornfields of Yellow Springs, Ohio. The six-hour event featured both comedians and musicians.  Michelle Wolf, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, and the host himself graced the socially distanced crowd with some jokes before Questlove did a J Dilla DJ set. The evening ended with performances from Erykah Badu, Common, and Talib Kweli. Jon Hamm also did a drunken rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”  While there were a few social media posts about the event, it was professionally filmed for distribution at a later date. The whole thing sounds a lot like “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” from 2005. Could this gathering be a sequel for that film? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Legendary Music Composer Ennio Morricone Dies: Legendary music composer Ennio Morricone has died at 91. Known as “The Maestro,” the Oscar-winner changed the course of film music history with his scores for more than 500 films, including many spaghetti westerns, classics like Clint Eastwood’s “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” and his Oscar-winning work for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.”

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Brad Pitt Making Action Movie With “Deadpool 2” Director: Brad Pitt is teaming up with “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch for the new thriller “Bullet Train.” Pitt will star in the Sony Pictures flick about assassins on the same bullet train out of Tokyo, his first gig since winning an Oscar for “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”

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John Boyega & Felicity Jones Set For New Thriller “Borderland”: John Boyega and Felicity Jones are set to star in the new thriller “Borderland,” helmed by the Guard Brothers known for “The Uninvited.” “Midsommar” actor Jack Reynor and “Queen & Slim” star Jodie Turner-Smith will also star in the movie about an Irish paramilitary who witnesses a border ambush gone wrong and personal.

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