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TV TODAY

LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Scheduled: Kevin Hart, Naomi Scott

THE VIEW (ABC) repeat: E.L. James

THE TALK (CBS) repeat: Jon Cryer, Nischelle Turner

ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) repeat: Jennifer Aniston, Ayesha Curry

THE REAL (SYN) repeat: Monica, Iain Armitage

WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) repeat: Jacob Latimore, a performance by the cast of Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA

THE GOLDBERGS (ABC) repeat: Beverly is in her element as she prepares for Barry and Lainey's wedding; Geoff worries about Adam's shortcomings as a wedding   videographer; Barry begins to have second thought.

SCHOOLED (ABC) repeat: Lainey returns to William Penn Academy, where she has a hard time adjusting to being an authority figure; Coach Mellor struggles with         Michael Jordan's influence on modern-day basketbal.

MODERN FAMILY (ABC) repeat: Mitch, Cam and Phil crash Jay's annual hiking trip to find an elusive bald eagle after Gloria asks them to keep an eye on him;         Gloria, Alex, Claire and Haley get together to plan her baby shower.

SINGLE PARENTS (ABC) repeat: The other single parents band together to help get Will out of the parental vortex he's become mired in.

CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (ABC) repeat: Celebrity contestants include Scotty McCreery, Chris Kattan, Amber Riley, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott.

BIG BROTHER (CBS) Houseguests vie for the power of veto.

SEAL TEAM (CBS) repeat: Bravo Team is out for revenge as it searches for the person responsible for the surprise bomb attack that left one of its own in peril.

S.W.A.T. (CBS) repeat: The abduction of Luca and Street's neighbor sends the SWAT team in pursuit of a home invasion crew targeting domestic workers to gain entry                 into upscale homes; the SWAT division prepares to help Mumford mark a major career milestone.

MASTERCHEF (FOX) TV host Daphne Oz reveals the contents of the week's mystery box challenge to the top eight, leaving the contestants 60 minutes to create an elevated one-pan dish using the cast iron pan.

BH90210 (FOX) Tori starts to feel the pressure of balancing the cast's requirements; Jason and Ian both struggle with their marriage issues; Jennie meets her new          bodyguard; Brian hires a new assistant; Gabby asks Christine for advice.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (NBC) live show: Seven acts from the previous night's show will move on to the semifinals round of competition; viewers will have one last chance to send their favorite performer to the next round by participating in the Dunkin' save.

SONGLAND (NBC) Undiscovered songwriters pitch original material to Old Dominion, who are looking for original material to be featured in an upcoming Jeep         commercial; one song is chosen to be recorded by Old Dominion, released and featured in the Jeep commercial.

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (NBC) Two contestants join celebrity guests Terry Crews and NE-YO as they play hilarious party games, including Popped Quiz and 7 Seconds of Frame, with Kyle Bornheimer, Melissa Fumero, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

BULLETPROOF (CW) Pike and Bishop are outraged when the Sharp case is moved to another unit and are instead reassigned to take down a local drug gang; Arjana      needs money to fund a big opportunity at work; Pike must swallow his pride and ask his dad for help.

HYPNOTIZE ME (CW) While hypnotized, contestants revisit subjects like art, science, gym and even a take a pop quiz.

GHOST HUNTERS: BACK ON THE HUNT (A&E) The new cast, led by co-founding member Grant Wilson, gathers to answer fan questions; discussions about the                 latest gear, the essential terms and types of hauntings, and the inside scoop on how the pros investigate the spirit world.

GHOST HUNTERS (A&E) series premiere: Grant is contacted by the principal of a century-old high school in Pocatello, Idaho, that is rumored to be haunted; the            school's security cameras capture an unexplained electrical disturbance, followed by what appears to be a ghostly apparition.

PSYCHIC KIDS (A&E) series premiere: Peri Zarrella mentors a 9-year-old Pennsylvania girl who sketches pictures of the spirits that surround her; Ryan Michaels meets with a 9-year-old Maryland boy who's disturbed by an entity in his bedroom.

SOUTHERN CHARM (BRAVO) Naomie defends her boyfriend from accusations that he is controlling; Shep admits he has anger issues that stem from his elitism;     Cameran accuses Craig of having an Adderall addiction; Austen questions Kathryn's sobriety.

EXPEDITION UNKNOWN (DISC) Josh Gates searches land and sea for the lost fortune of legendary pirate Sir Francis Drake; joining treasure hunters and maritime archaeologists, Josh hunts for a lost cache of Spanish gold and the remains of Drake himself.

CONTACT (DISC) Link analysis patterns lead Nick and Sarah to a site where they uncover ancient evidence of human contact with aliens; investigating Argentina's               most credible military encounter, Paul and Kawa track down an eyewitness and the presence of NASA.

FACE THE BEAST (HIST) series premiere: Animal behavior expert Andrew Ucles and historian Brian Grossenbacher travel to Ramree Island off the coast of                 Myanmar, where hundreds of Japanese soldiers are reputed to have been slaughtered by crocodiles.

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (LIFE) With less than three weeks until decision day, Dr. Viviana has the four couples examine their past to help them see if they have                 a future; visits to childhood homes bring up old memories that may have been best left behind.

MARRYING MILLIONS (LIFE) Brianna looks to find new friends in Miami, but after a night out, Bill questions her motives; Rosie grapples with the idea of eloping     with Drew; Megan reluctantly sees a lawyer about the prenuptial agreement Sean wants.

CATFISH: THE TV SHOW (MTV) season finale: Laura joins Nev to help Angel find her online love, Antonio, who claims to live in Angel's small town, yet is never       able to meet her.

QUEEN SUGAR (OWN) Micah takes Blue to the park triggering trauma from his past; Darla learns a painful truth about the night Blue was conceived, and Violet      stands by her side for comfort.

DAVID MAKES MAN (OWN) David and his little brother, JG, visit JG's grandfather in Overtown, and they are joined by Raynan; later, Raynan and David visit         Raynan's uncle, who wants David to participate in a drug operation.

YOUNGER (TVLD) Liza is shocked to see an unexpected costar in her Infinitely 21 ad campaign; Kelsey and Charles head to Chicago with a plan; Josh considers his            options beyond Inkburg.

SUITS (USA) Harvey makes a play to get Samantha's job back; Katrina faces off against an old friend.

BASKETBALL WIVES (VH1) Peace may still be possible for the Scotts after Byron and Thomas take a step forward in their relationship; Evelyn faces her ex's                 daughter after years of estrangement; Malaysia and Jen air out their issues.

BLACK INK CREW (VH1) Walt brings his new girlfriend by the shop, which causes Donna to catch a flashback; Young Bae and Rob face difficulties in their                 marriage; Sky is at a crossroads with her relationship with Des.

BLACK INK CREW: COMPTON (VH1) KP has a hard time deciding what to do about the shop; Danielle and Lemeir prepare for their baby; Vudu has a meltdown;               Nessie finds herself in some boy trouble.

DANNY’S HOUSE (VICE) Danny hosts a hangout session with comics Hannibal Buress and Joey Diaz to talk about ghosts, hauntings and the possibility of having      intimate relations with a spirit.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat: Donald Glover, D'Arcy Carden, Beth Stelling

STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) repeat: John Oliver, Joe Namath

JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Ian McKellen, Louis Tomlinson, Simon Pegg

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) repeat: Selena Gomez, Elaine Welteroth, Goldlink featuring Maleek Berry

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Cory Booker, Fred Savage, Kane Brown

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO) repeat: Craig Conover, Austen Kroll

THE DAILY SHOW (COM) Scheduled: Your Moment of Them: The Best of Jaboukie Young-White

DAVID SPADE (COM) Scheduled: Tom Segura, Bert Kreischer, Nikki Glaser

LAST CALL/CARSON DALY (NBC) repeat: Rhys Darby, Drab Majesty, Rhett & Link

CONAN (TBS) Scheduled: Jane Lynch

 

NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK

TEXAS by Rodney Crowell

Goin' 50 by ZZ Top

Made In America by Tracy Lawrence

Made For Now by Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee

Aladdin: The Songs by Various Artists

Happiness Begins by Jonas Brothers

Hello From Las Vegas by Lionel Richie

All Blues by Peter Frampton Band

Lungs Red by Florence & The Machine

Bad Reputation by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

WILD BLUE (PART 1) - HUNTER HAYES

ALIENS LIVE - KIM WILDE

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - VARIOUS ARTISTS

 

NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:

“Brightburn” (Elizabeth Banks, Matt Smith)

“A Dog's Journey” (Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Josh Gad)

“The Hustle” (Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson)

“The Assault” (Tom Sizemore, Kevin Nash)

“Purge of Kingdoms: The Unauthorized Game of Thrones Parody” (Lou Ferrigno, Anna Hutchison)

“The Sun Is Also a Star” (Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton)

“The Tomorrow Man” (John Lithgow, Blythe Danner)

“American Gods: Season Two”

“Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season”

“Blue Bloods: The Ninth Season”

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Six”

“The Bureau: Season Four”

“Mayans M.C.: The Complete First Season”

“NCIS: New Orleans - The Fifth Season”

“S.W.A.T.: Season Two”

“The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season”

The Biggest Little Farm

I Trapped the Devil

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters w/ LEGO Batmobile Premium

 

NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK:  (Opening Thursday)

Angel Has Fallen - R - Action - Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the    FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.  Stars: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith

Overcomer - PG - Drama - This movie will unpack a pivotal issue in the life of students and adults alike.  Stars: Alex Kendrick, Kendrick Cross, Holly A. Morris, Shari            Rigby

Ready or Not - R - Horror | Mystery | Thriller - A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.        Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny

Brittany Runs a Marathon - R - Comedy | Drama - A woman living in New York takes control of her life- one block at a time.  Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas,   Patch Darragh, Alice Lee

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles - PG-13 - Documentary - The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots           in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.  Stars: Michael Bernardi, Jerry            Bock, Danny Burstein, Ted Chapin

Freaks - R - Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller - A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's     protective and paranoid control.  Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker, Amanda Crew

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Celebs Sending Their Kids Off To College - It’s that time of the year again – back to school! That includes celebrities’ kids, too. So, if you're headed for college this fall, some of your classmates could have famous parents.  Kelly Ripa, Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson are just a few of the stars sending their kids off to college… and sharing the experience with us. Here’s which celebs are seeing their kids leave the nest this fall:

    Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin’s daughter Amelia Gray is taking on the big city – New York City, of course. Rinna has taken to         Instagram to post a pic of Amelia moving into her new place, though she hasn’t revealed which college her daughter is attending.          “And just like that they take flight #collegebound,” she writes in the caption. In the comments, Michelle Visage reveals she’s on             the same boat, writing, “right there with ya.”

    Angie’s oldest son Maddox Jolie-Pitt just turned 18, and he’s headed all the way to South Korea to study biochemistry at Yonsei University. As any parent would be, the actress notes she's “nothing but proud” of her son.

    Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ daughter, Lola, is headed to New York University this fall. Both stars shared photos with their middle       child at her high school graduation back in June.

    The Rock’s daughter, Simone, is also headed to the Big Apple...to study at NYU. Back when he posted pics from her high school graduation, he knew well what was coming. "Very proud of my first daughter graduating high school, kickin’ ass and is now      NYU bound," he offered. "I love you and one day you’ll stop pulling away from my beastly arms & kisses."

    Fans watched Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia grow up on “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and now she’s college-bound. Gia will             attend Rutgers University in New Jersey this fall.

    Outkast’s Big Boi is seeing his son Cross Patton off to the University of Oregon. On Instagram back in May, he congratulated his son     on heading to Oregon after graduating high school.

    Kate Gosselin’s twin daughters Cara and Mady are also college-bound, though they haven’t revealed which school they’re headed to.         On their high school graduation, Gosselin said she was “beaming with pride,” adding, “where did the time go???”

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Larry King Files For Divorce… Again - At age 85, Larry King is ready for bachelor life again. He’s reportedly filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King.  According to court docs obtained by The Blast, King filed for divorce yesterday in Los Angeles court, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The docs reveal that the two got separated in early June just weeks before their 22nd anniversary. So far, it’s unclear if they have a prenup.  Larry married Shawn in 1997, when they had their nuptials at King’s hospital room as he prepared to undergo heart surgery. As you might recall, they previously filed for divorce in 2010, but ended up reconciling.  So what's REALLY behind the latest split? TMZ says they're being told of long-simmering tension between the two since King accused his wife of infidelity. But there may also be a health element to this, since another snitch tells the outlet that King was given a severe health warning by his docs. Worse than that? Money. As in, sources say that Shawn was trying to get Larry to sign documents that would basically screw their sons Cannon and Chance out of their inheritance.

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Ronda Rousey Injured On "911" Set - We knew that Ronda Rousey was tough, but she’s gone above and beyond to prove that on the set of “9-1-1.” The fighter, who joined the Fox show for its third season, broke her middle and ring fingers during a scene. And being the consummate professional she is, she didn’t say anything until the director said, “Cut.”  According to Ronda’s IG announcement – which showed her almost severed digit – she said that she accidentally slammed a boat door on her hand. Since she chose not to look down, she originally thought her fingers were just jammed.  After getting treated at a hospital, the 32-year-old was back on set the next day. She said, “Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50 percent range of motion back in three days.” Look for her to share more on her blog.

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Heather Locklear Checks Into Treatment Facility: Heather Locklear has checked herself in a treatment facility, according to her pal, actress and TV host Jillian Barberie. As we previously reported, Locklear faced jail time if she didn’t complete her 30 day sentence to a treatment facility, which she’s avoided by doing so.

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Dylan McDermott Celebrates 35 Years Of Sobriety: Dylan McDermott has a reason to celebrate. He’s taken to Instagram to commemorate 35 years of sobriety, thanking those who have supported him along the way. “Today is my Sober Birthday. 35 years!” he writes. “Staying sober has been my greatest accomplishment.”

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Andy Richter Shames Barefoot Plane Passenger: Andy Richter has taken to Twitter to shame an airline passenger he was forced to sit next two as they sat with their bare feet up. “I snitched this [guy] out to the flight attendant, who told him to put them down,” he writes. “When he just put them back up I decided f**k it, I’m tweeting.”

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“24” Star Files For Divorce: It’s over for “24” star Mary Lynn Rajskub and her husband of 10 years. According to TMZ, she filed for divorce from Matthew Rolph yesterday. She’s asking for joint legal and physical custody of their son and has agreed to pay Rolph spousal support. The two tied the knot in August 2009.

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Status of Jussie Smollett’s Dismissal Request: We told you that Jussie Smollett wants the lawsuit brought against him by the City of Chicago dismissed. To review, the city want to recoup the $130-thousand dollar cost of the investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack on him in January. A federal judge said she’d rule on his request on October 22nd.

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Khloé Snaps on Mom Shamer: Khloé Kardashian had to get with a troll who dared to question her devotion to her and Tristan Thompson’s daughter. It all started with a comment on one of the pictures she posted from their recent Bahamas vacation. The troll said, “[You] do know that your baby isn’t an accessory, right?” True’s mother snapped back with, “Would you like a parent NOT to create memories and traditions with their child? Would you like someone else to watch my child and me to do these things on my own? I am her mother and we will celebrate life together every day. True and I are creating magical memories TOGETHER FOREVER.”

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Paula Abdul on Simon Cowell: Just in case you were one of the many (?) who wondered if Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were ever more than friends during their time as “American Idol” judges, she wants you to know that they were not. The way she put it, ““I would never sleep with Simon…He’d be too busy looking at himself in the mirror.”

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Taylor Swift Has Already Sold Close To A Million Copies Of “Lover” - While there’s little doubt Taylor Swift’s new album “Lover” is going to be huge, it’s not even released yet and it’s already selling like hotcakes. A rep for Republic Records tells “Variety” “Lover,” which officially drops Friday, has already moved close to one-million copies globally thanks to pre-sale purchases.  Of course Taylor is no stranger to selling over a million records in just a week. Her last album “Reputation” sold 1.238 million in its debut week, going on to sell 2.2 million in total, while her previous record, “1989” sold 1.2 million in its first week.  In other Taylor news…

    The singer just dropped a remix of her latest single “You Need To Calm Down,” courtesy of EDM trio Clean Bandit. The group   tweeted, “It's a f**king amazing pleasure to announce that our remix of @taylorswift13 "You Need To Calm Down" is OUT    NOW!! Calm Down Everyone.” Check it out to the right.

    Taylor is hosting a special iHeartRadio “Lover” release party and secret session on Friday, which will air at 8 pm ET on HeartRadio        Pop, Hot AC and AC stations, as well as on Taylor Swift: Lover Radio on the iHeartRadio app.

    Taylor is set to talk about her clothing collaboration with Stella McCartney during her YouTube live chat tomorrow, but she's already given fans a look, debuting several items on her web store yesterday, including a bomber jacket, hoodie hat, long and short sleeve       T-shirts, and more. Some of the items even feature lyrics to some unreleased songs from the album. Click here to check it out.

    And speaking of that Stella collaboration, a pop up shop featuring items is set to open in New York on Friday. "The Lover Experience        Taylor Swift Pop Up Shop," will be open from Friday to Sunday, although details of where it wil be happening haven't been      announced yet.

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Harry Styles Getting Ready To Release Sophomore Album - As we previously told you, Harry Styles is on the cover of September’s “Rolling Stone,” hitting newsstands September 3rd, and apparently it’s not just because he likes showing off his shirtless physique. A source tells “Us Weekly” that he’s actually getting ready to release a new album.  According to the insider, Harry is planning to drop his sophomore album “later this summer/early fall,” and was actually seen shooting two music videos earlier this month, one in Cancun, and the other in Saint Abbs, Scotland.  So far there’s no official confirmation of a new album, but if it does come out, it will be the follow up to his self-titled debut, which was released in May 2017.  And speaking of that Harry Styles cover, it seems it caused quite a stir with fans on the Internet. “Harry styles is the most gorgeous man in the f**king world and nobody can’t change my mind,” one person commented on his cover photo, while another added “I AM NOT BREATHING,” and another noting, “thanks for killing me."

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Ariana Grande Settles “God Is A Woman” Lawsuit - Ariana Grande is off the hook in a lawsuit that accused her of stealing the imagery used in the video for her track “God Is A Woman.”  Visual artist Vladimir Kush and his Kush Fine Arts Las Vegas sued Ari and director Dave Meyers in January, arguing that the images in the video ripped off his paintings “The Candle” and “The Candle 2,” but apparently they’ve settled their disagreements.  Court documents obtained by “The Blast” now show the two parties "have reached a resolution" on the issue and the lawsuit has been dropped.

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Demi Lovato Celebrates 27th Birthday At Ariana Grande’s London Concert - Demi Lovato turned 27 yesterday and she celebrated by taking in Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener World Tour” in London, with her manager (and Ari’s) Scooter Braun.  In case you missed it, Demi shared video from the concert on social media, even posting a clip of Ari’s pre-show prayer, which included a shout-out to the birthday girl. “This was too sweet not to post," Lovato captioned the clip. "before show prayer they did this for my bday... I’m so so proud of you @arianagrande. You (expletive) killed that!!! I love you tons."  Ari and Scooter also got Demi a birthday cake, with the singer sharing video of her blowing out her candles, writing, “this video is a perfect glimpse of how f**king happy and rad my birthday is this year. So so happy. And I love my new family. Thank you guys, love you.”

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Lana Del Rey Dropping Two Videos Tomorrow - Lana Del Rey fans are getting not one, but two new videos tomorrow. The singer shared in Twitter that she’s set to release videos for the “Norman F***ing Rockwell” tracks, “F**k It I Love You" and "The Greatest."

“Man I’m pretty excited for my first video from NFR to come out on thursday," she shared along with a tease of the clips. "it’s for two songs- f**k it I love you! and the greatest. Shot by rich lee."  Lana’s new album, “Norman F***ing Rockwell” drops August 30th

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Khalid, Carlos Santana, Chris Janson & More Named Music Forward Foundation Ambassadors - The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation has named Khalid, Carlos Santana, Martina McBride and Chris Janson to their inaugural Ambassadors Council.  The foundation, a nonprofit arm of the live entertainment/restaurant chain, seeks to empower youth through music industry education, and ambassadors will take part in mentoring aspiring artists and those seeking jobs in the music industry.  The ambassadors, which also include Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels and Sofia Carson, also donate funds to the foundation through ticket sales, and will offer exclusive memorabilia for auctions raising money for the group.

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More Performers Added To The MTV VMAs - The lineup for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards continues to grow. The latest performers added to the telecast include Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna.  The latest additions join previously announced performers Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalia and Missy Elliott, who’ll be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  In addition, this year's presenters include  US Women's National Soccer Team stars Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger & Ashlyn Harris, Bebe Rexha, Billy Ray Cyrus, French Montana, Hailee Steinfeld, Ice-T, John Travolta, "Queer Eye's" Jonathan Van Ness, Keke Palmer, Lenny Kravitz, Lindsey Vonn,  Megan Thee Stallion, and more.  The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, airs Monday live from New Jersey's Prudential Center.

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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello continue to go public with romance: Although they have yet to officially confirm they are a couple, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are letting their actions speak for themselves. The rumored pair was caught kissing in public yet again, this time while at a café in Montreal.

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“Bachelor In Paradise” Demi Chooses Her Love - We previously reported that this season of “Bachelor In Paradise” features the franchise’s first same-sex romance. Well, last night’s episode of the summer spinoff series is where it all went down. Demi Burnett chose her love, and it’s her girlfriend Kristian Haggerty. If that name isn’t sounding familiar, it’s because it’s only the second time an outsider of the franchise has come to “Paradise.”  Kristian and Demi revealed that they were dating before the show, but Demi came to “Paradise” to “figure out where my heart was.” Burnett had opened up about being sexually fluid earlier in the show as she tried things out with Derek Peth… but eventually, she felt conflicted about the love she left behind with Kristian. Now, Kristian is in “Paradise” and Demi will bring another first to the show by presenting a rose to her same-sex partner.  Chris Harrison says he’s proud of the show’s ability to evolve with the times, and gives the show’s same-sex producers and crew credit for helping tell an authentic love story. “When this situation presented itself to us with somebody we really love and care about in Demi, I think our initial instinct was the right one: Let’s lean into it, let’s go there,” Harrison adds.

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More Performers Added To The MTV VMAs - The lineup for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards continues to grow. The latest performers added to the telecast include Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna.  The latest additions join previously announced performers Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalia and Missy Elliott, who’ll be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  In addition, this year's presenters include  US Women's National Soccer Team stars Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger & Ashlyn Harris, Bebe Rexha, Billy Ray Cyrus, French Montana, Hailee Steinfeld, Ice-T, John Travolta, "Queer Eye's" Jonathan Van Ness, Keke Palmer, Lenny Kravitz, Lindsey Vonn,  Megan Thee Stallion, and more.  The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, airs Monday live from New Jersey's Prudential Center.

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Peta Murgatroyd Returns To “DWTS”: Peta Murgatroyd has a reason to be excited. She’s returning to “Dancing With The Stars” for season 28 after being away for two seasons. “I’m overwhelmed with excitement,” she tells Us Weekly. “Honestly, I just missed everybody so much! It’s such a close and tight-knit family.” Murgatroyd first joined the show in 2011 and did 11 seasons, winning season 14 and 22.

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Hoda Announces Return Date From Maternity Leave: Hoda Kotb won’t be gone from “Hoda & Jenna” much longer! While the “Today” host says she’s enjoyed “every second” of maternity leave, she’s excited to come back to the show on September 3rd.

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Bill Gates Docuseries Coming To Netflix: A new docuseries about Bill Gates is coming to Netflix. Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award-winning director of “An Inconvenient Truth” and “He Named Me Malala,” chronicles the Microsoft founder’s post-CEO life in “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates.” The series hits Netflix on September 20th.

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Wanda Sykes & Mike Epps to Headline Netflix Comedy: Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps are teaming up to bring “The Upshaws” to Netflix. The comedy series centers on a working class Black family in Indiana struggling to make ends meet with no blueprint. Mike and Wanda will not only star in the show, but they’ll also executive produce it with Regina Y. Hicks of “Insecure” fame. At this point, no production dates are available.

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Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix - This summer has been the season of Keanu Reeves – he brought big buck to the box office with his roles in “John Wick 3,” “Always Be My Maybe” and “Toy Story 4,” and was even dubbed “the internet’s boyfriend”... and he’s keeping the hype train rolling.  Reeves excited fans earlier this summer by revealing that another “Bill & Ted” sequel is coming out. And now, there’s news of an even more exciting follow-up – “The Matrix 4” is officially happening. The news comes just in time for the franchise’s 20th-anniversary celebrations.  There’s no word on the plot of the new movie, but we do know a few things for sure. Reeves will reprise his role as Neo alongside original co-star Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity. And Lana Wachowski, who wrote the previous three films, will helm this one, too.

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Charges Dropped Against Man Who Stole Oscar: We previously reported that the man who stole Frances McDorman’s best actress Oscar pleaded not guilty. His trial was set to start yesterday, but the charges have suddenly been dropped. Prosecutors claim they can’t go forward with the charges, giving no reason for the decision according to Page Six, and the case has been dismissed.

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Jessica Chastain & Lupita Nyong’o’s Spy Thriller Gets Premiere Date: Universal Pictures has revealed the premiere date for its upcoming spy thriller, “355” starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Kruger… but it will be a bit of a wait. The star-studded film hits theaters on January 15th, 2021.

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ScarJo & Adam Driver In “Marriage Story” Trailer: Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as a struggling married couple in the upcoming film “Marriage Story.” And now, fans are getting a preview with the teaser trailer.

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Will Smith Encourages “Aladdin” Actor Behind-the-Scenes: Never let it be said that Will Smith doesn’t give back to his fellow actors. The “Aladdin” star opened up about “encouraging” – wink, wink – Mena Massoud. “I just leaned over to him and I whispered, ‘Hey man, look: You mess this next one up, we're going to have another dude in here that looks just like you in 10 minutes,’” Smith joked in a clip from “Aladdin’s Video Journal: A New Fantastic Point of View.” “And then he got it right.”

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"No Time To Die" Is The New Bond Film - The latest installment of the James Bond franchise now has a name – “No Time to Die.”  The 25th movie finds Bond – played by Daniel Craig – enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His retirement is cut short when his friend from the CIA shows up with mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist. Naturally, it turns out to be more complicated than originally thought, and he ends up on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.   Look for “Not Time to Die” to hit US theaters on April 8th, 2020.

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Twitter Names Their Favorite Stars Who Played Themselves On Screen - The Twitterverse is on an epic nostalgia trip right now. Users are posting their favorite times stars played themselves on screen.

“Bright Wall/Dark Room” launched the #TheyPlayedThemselves hashtag, which has prompted thousands of users to post their favorite      “as themselves” cameos. From David Bowie to LeBron James to Keanu Reeves, we have the list.

    The publication kicked things off by posting a GIF of Keanu as himself in Netflix’s recent film “Always Be My Maybe.” A truly epic           moment.

    This next one should have been obvious. User Chris AK paid tribute to the late Bernie Mac on “The Bernie Mac Show.”

    Possibly Hollywood’s most iconic cameo, user Hush pointed out all of Stan Lee’s appearances as himself in numerous Marvel movies.

    User Unknown Stuntman suggested that Donald Trump stick to acting, like his self-cameo in “Home Alone 2.”

    Brendan Fraser played both himself and his own stuntman in 2003’s “Looney Tunes Back In Action,” as pointed out by user Chris         Frank.

    User Mauricio RMC throws it back to David Bowie’s epic appearance as himself in 2001’s “Zoolander,” where he judged the runway walk-off between Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller’s characters.

    The publication added a few more entries, like Kurt Vonnegut’s appearance as himself in 1986’s “Back To School” starring Rodney             Dangerfield.

    The publication also added Cate Blanchett, who played herself in 2003’s “Coffee and Cigarettes”... along with her own fictional cousin.

    User Chunky Stevie Nicks can’t believe no one mentioned Elton John doing some epic martial arts in “Kingsman: The Golden             Circle.”

    User Zaki Hasan thinks there’s only one right answer… Al Pacino promoting the “Dunkaccino” in Adam Sandler’s 2011 flick “Jack         and Jill.”

And there’s many, many more. Like when James Van Der Beek complained about having “too much money” in “Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23,” and when Chuck Norris gave a simple thumbs up in “Dodgeball.”

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Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx Have Called It Quits - The relationship that never was has come to an end. After six years, Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have apparently called it quits. The two allegedly started dating in 2013 – about a year after she divorced Tom Cruise. Although they never really acknowledged each other, it was probably the worst kept secret in Hollywood.  The trouble started circulating after the picture we told you about – featuring Jamie with Sela Vave, his newest artist – surfaced. The story was that he was cheating on Katie. But someone overhead Katie talking with a friend who brought up the story to her. Her exact words, “What Jamie does is his business – we haven’t been together for months.”   An interesting turn considering that after years of secrecy, they finally appeared together in public for the first time at a pre-GRAMMY Gala early 2018. They were seen in public a few times since - even seen smooching on a yacht last December, but it wasn't considered "official" until their first red carpet appearance at the Met Gala this past May. And according to another one of Katie’s friends, the pair said their goodbyes soon after.

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Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Throwing Wedding Next Month - As we previously told you, a report claimed that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were finally going to have that wedding bash this fall, and now another report suggests it’s definitely going to happen.

Sources tell TMZ the couple is looking to throw a wedding celebration sometime in September, which will serve as both a wedding and first-anniversary party. Although no date has been announced, or even decided, September 13th will mark their first wedding anniversary.

More info should probably leak soon. Sources say the invites are expected to go out in a week.

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Katharine McPhee Goes Instagram Official As Foster: After tying the knot with David Foster back in June, Katharine McPhee has gone Instagram official with his last name. Now, she’s Katharine Foster. McPhee tells Extra that she had an in to get the name switched – David’s daughter Erin, who’s friends with someone who works at Instagram. She’s not worried about fans not being able to find her on the app, either, because Instagram is also “a personal thing” for her, just like the choice to take on her new hubby’s last name!

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Aziz & GF Hang Out At Topless Beach In Spain: Aziz Ansari’s dating life is settling down, and getting pretty casual, too... as in, topless beach casual. The comedian was spotted out with his girlfriend Serena Campbell, who he’s been dating for at least a year now, at a topless beach in Spain. Serena’s from Denmark, so she’s used to the topless beach thing by now.

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Tori Spelling Has to Give Up $88K: Tori Spelling’s “BH90210” earnings have been revealed, and now she has to pay up. According to docs obtained by Radar Online, Spelling is making $85,000 per episode, and has been ordered to cough up more than $88,000 to American Express Bank. To recap, the bank sued Spelling back in 2016 for failing to pay her credit card bills. She was original ordered to pay over $86K that year.

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Weinstein Wants Trial Moved: Harvey Weinstein wants to have his sex assault trial moved out of Manhattan. Since his lawyers say that there’s no way for him to get a fair trial in the city, they’ve asked an appellate court for a change of venue and a stay of the criminal proceeding until the panel rules. They’d like for it to be held either in Albany County, Suffolk County or a county outside of New York County to avoid the “circus-like atmosphere” that has taken hold in Manhattan. The ruling is expected on Monday. If the court rules in his favor, the trial – which is set to start on September 9th – could be delayed.

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Anthony Bourdain’s Book Drops Today: “Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” by Helen Rosner drops today.

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Robert DeNiro's Company Sues Ex-Employee For $3 Millon - Robert DeNiro’s Canal Productions is suing a former employee for $3 million dollars. According to the paperwork, Chase Robinson started as DeNiro’s personal assistant in 2008 and rose to the position of Vice President of Production & Finance with a $300-thousand dollar a year salary.  Chase quit on April 6th when “suspicions arose” about her “honesty, integrity, work ethic and motivation.” A review of the books revealed a plethora of abuses. For instance, she used the company’s American Express to spend tens of thousands of dollars on lavish trips, floral arrangements, iPhones, Uber rides, a Louis Vuitton handbag, dogsitters, and pricey dinners. She also pilfered 3 million of DeNiro’s frequent flyer miles for personal trips and vacations while transferring five million miles to her personal account – estimated value $125 thousand dollars. All of that is in addition to the company she spent while on trips.  According to the paperwork, “This lawsuit seeks economic damages from a disloyal employee who, despite being in a trusted position, repeatedly and methodically abused her position to misappropriate her employer’s funds and property for her personal gain.” Robinson also “loafed during business hours, binge-watching astounding hours of TV shows on Netflix” and redeemed pay for 96 days of “unused” vacation — that she actually took — worth $70,000 in pay.

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MTV Announces New VMA Categories, Pre-Show Performers - The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are happening Monday but the show is still adding more categories. The network just announced three new fan-voted categories, with the public getting the chance to chime in this week via MTV’s Instsagram Story.  The three categories include Best Group, with voting closing today, Best Power Anthem, with voting open for 24 hours starting at noon, and Song of the Summer, with voting opening tomorrow at noon, and running until Sunday.  In addition, MTV has added Ava Max, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion as the entertainment for the VMAs red carpet pre-show. The 2019 MTV VMAs take place Monday at 8 pm, live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The pre-show kicks off at 7 pm.

Song of Summer

    Ariana Grande & Social House – "boyfriend"

    Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

    DaBaby – “Suge”

    Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don't Care”

    Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”

    Khalid – “Talk”

    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”

    Lil Tecca – “Ransom”

    Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

    Miley Cyrus- “Mother’s Daughter”

    Post Malone ft. Young Thug – “Goodbyes”

    ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”

    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

    Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”

    The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”

    Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – “The London”

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Halsey Starring In Fall DKNY Campaign - Halsey is helping fashion brand DKNY celebrate their 30th anniversary. The singer is set to appear in the company’s fall campaign, which celebrates native New Yorkers. As part of the campaign she’ll be dressed in a variety of pieces, including checked suiting, raw denim and leopard-print athleisure.  "DKNY is the spirit of New York. It's diversity and drive. It's hard work and a pinch of destiny,” Halsey shares. “They say if a bee strays too far from its hive, it will die. DKNY keeps my home in my heart, and the magic in my mind. It's an honor to be a part of their 30th birthday.”  DKNY is also set to host a 30th birthday celebration as part of Fashion Week in New York next month, with Halsey set to perform.

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Katy Perry, Norah Jones Set For David Lynch Foundation Concert - Katy Perry, Norah Jones and Mavis Staples make up this year’s entertainment for the David Lynch Foundation’s “Silence the Violence” benefit concert. The concert, which aims to promote Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 people in the D.C. area, will take place October 11th at the Anthem in Washington, D.C.  “I have been practicing [transcendental meditation] for over nine years, and it has changed my life,” Katy shares. “It is one of the most important tools I use to keep me balanced and creative with a positive mindset.”  Tickets for the concert go on sale today.

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Charlie Puth releasing new song this week: Charlie Puth fans don’t have to wait much longer for new music. The singer announced he’ll drop the new tune, “I Warned Myself,” tomorrow. After the song’s debut a countdown to the video is set to begin, at 11 am EST.

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Harry Styles on the cover of "Rolling Stone:" Harry Styles is featured on the cover of the September issue of "Rolling Stone." The singer is shirtless on the cover, with the edition hitting news stands September 3rd.

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More Deets On The First-Ever BravoCon - As we previously reported, the first-ever BravoCon is happening this Fall. Now, we have some more details about what fans can expect.  Bravo has revealed the full lineup of events for the three-day event. Stars of all your favorite Bravo shows are coming out, and each day will feature an “after hours” event, like Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret show on Sunday. Throughout the weekend, there will be more panels, photo ops, meet-and-greets, “immersive photo experiences,” and the “‘Top Chef’ Food Hall.”  BravoCon 2019 runs from November 15th to 17th.

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“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season Three Gets Premiere Date & Trailer: Fans can look forward to another season of “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” this Winter. The third season of the hit show has been given a premiere date of December 6th, and the trailer just dropped, too. =====================================

Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon In “Morning Show” Trailer: The long-awaited trailer for Apple TV’s upcoming series “The Morning Show” has finally dropped. In the clip, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon don’t exactly warm up to each other after Witherspoon’s character replaces Steve Carell’s character as co-anchor. The two-season order kicks off this fall.

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“Boy Meets World” Cast Reunites: The cast of “Boy Meets World” reunited over the weekend for Fan Expo Boston. Luckily for fans, there are pics to prove it. “We’re baaaaaack,” writes Will Friedle on Instagram alongside a photo of the castmates. This is the first time William Daniels has joined the cast for a reunion since the attempted robbery at his home last year.

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James Corden Set through 2022: If you love James Corden as the host of “The Late Late Show,” you’ll be glad to know that he just extended his contract through 2022.

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"Billboard" Actress Gets Role In Tyler Perry Show - Remember the actress who took out the billboard in hopes of getting an acting gig from Tyler Perry? Even though he told her that she didn’t need to do that, it obviously didn’t hurt because she’s been cast in his new show.  Racquel Bailey has joined the cast of Perry’s new BET show, “Sistas.” Sources say she’s playing a police officer who had a past relationship with one of the lead characters. At this point, she’s due to appear in the finale of season one, and possibly in season two.  If you’re considering renting your own billboard, know this – it has really paid off for Racquel. In addition to the “Sistas” role, she also book two roles out of the 20 auditions she went on prior to “Sistas.” And she’s still got auditions coming up with some big-time directors.

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“Harry Potter” Co-Stars Reunite For Guitar Lesson: “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson and Tom Felton surprised fans by revealing on Instagram that they recently reunited. Felton is shown in the photo teaching Watson how to play something on guitar… a much different interaction than fans are used to with their on-screen characters.

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 “Coming to America 2” Adds Tracy Morgan: Congratulations are in order for Tracy Morgan. It was announced yesterday that he’d be joining the cast of “Coming to America 2.” He’ll play a hustler whose sister – played by Leslie Jones – had a one-night stand with Prince Akeem. Tracy and Lesley, along with Wesley Snipes, Rick Ross, and Kiki Layne, are the newbies joining original cast members Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates. The sequel to the 1988 comedy is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2020.

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“GLOW” Star in “Ghost Draft”: Betty Gilpin has joined Chris Pratt in “Ghost Draft.” It follows a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. No word on what Betty’s role. What we do know is that production is set to begin at the end of the summer.

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