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MARTIN SHORT AND SHANIA TWAIN JOIN ABC'S 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST': Deadline reports that Martin Short and Shania Twain are joining ABC's Beauty and the Beast anniversary special. Short will take on the role of Lumiere and Twain will play Mrs. Potts.

JON HAMM GAVE BACK 60% OF 'CONFESS FLETCH' PAY: Confess Fletch director Greg Mattola told Uproxx that Jon Hamm was so committed to filming the movie, that he gave back 60% of his salary to help finance three extra days of filming on the indie project.

VINCE GILLIGAN RETEAMS WITH RHEA SEEHORN FOR APPLE TV PROJECT: Better Call Saul co-creator Vince Gilligan is reuniting with Rhea Seehorn for an untitled project that will premiere on Apple TV . Deadline says the series, described as a blended, grounded drama, received a two-season straight-to-series order from the streamer.

MORE PEOPLE AER STREAMING GAME OF THRONES THAN HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: House of the Dragon has gotten people back into its parent series Game of Thrones. According to The Hollywood Reporter, streaming data shows that HBO Max users watched 909 million minutes of Game of Thrones during the week of August 22nd and only 741 million for House of The Dragon.


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CHARLIZE THERON IS CONTENT NOT BEING AS FAMOUS AS KIM KARDASHIAN: Charlize Theron may be an Oscar winning actress, but the 47-year-old says she's content never having achieved "Kim Kardashian level" fame. She told Harper's Bazaar for an October cover story, "I feel like I'm at a place where it is what it is. Working more isn't, I think, going to change my level of fame. I've never been one of those people that's at a Kim Kardashian level." The mother of two added, "When my kids say, ‘Mom, nobody makes pasta better than you,' nothing gets close to that. I don't ever need them to be like, ‘Oh, you're in that movie.'"

JEFF GARLIN REVEALS BIPOLAR DISORDER: Jeff Garlin revealed that he has bipolar disorder in a brief Instagram post Tuesday (September 20th). The post came just one day before the Season 10 premiere of The Goldbergs, in which it was revealed that his character had been killed off. He wrote, "Bipolar is a motherf***er. Sometimes it's just too much to deal with. I'm doing the best I can. This the first time that I've opened up about this."

KATHY GRIFFIN GIVES HEALTH UPDATE: Kathy Griffin gave E! News a health update one year after revealing that she had stage 1 lung cancer. The My Life on the D-List star told the outlet, "My health is pretty good. And I'm cancer free, which is great. But I did sustain some injuries from the surgery. So I'm working on my voice to get it better, keeping my fingers crossed, but it used to be even worse than this. At least now I can be heard, it was like a whisper for six months."

'RIVERDALE' ACTOR SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR KILLING MOTHER: Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his own mother. TMZ reports that the 24-year-old was sentenced Wednesday (November 21st) in British Columbia, Canada Supreme Court approximately six months after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 2020 death of Barbara Waite. Grantham admitted on camera that he shot her in the back of the head.

SLYVESTER STALLONE AND JENNIFER FLAVIN TO WORK OUT DIVORCE SETTLEMENT IN PRIVATE: Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin are putting their divorce proceedings on hold in order to work out a deal in private. TMZ recently learned the couple did not have a prenup. According to new legal documents obtained by the outlet, the court recently granted the couple an order of abatement, but sources connected to the case say the divorce is still happening, they just don't want the negotiations made public.


GREYSON CHANCE CALLS ELLEN DEGENERES 'SELF-CENTERED' AND 'OPPORTUNISTIC' IN NEW INTERVIEW

Former teen pop star Greyson Chance recently told Rolling Stone that he's "never met someone more manipulative, more self-centered, and more blatantly opportunistic" than Ellen DeGeneres.

The now-25-year-old first appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at age 12 and ultimately signed on to the talk show host's eleveneleven label in 2010.

Chance told the outlet that she became incredibly controlling and recalled an incident where DeGeneres berated his mother because he did not have time to watch the Justin Bieber documentary she procured for him.

He said, "I'll never forget this. I just remember hearing on the other side of the phone, just yelling and beratement: 'What type of mother are you? Do you realize that I went out of my way to get this for you, and he can't sit down and watch it?'"

Chance told the outlet that she set him up with managers, agents and publicists only to be come distant once his music underperformed.

However, a source close to The Ellen DeGeneres Show team told People they "went above and beyond to help set him up for success, but in business that doesn't always work out, and his career did not take off."


BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD'S 'JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION' DIRECTOR HAD TO PROTECT HER FROM DIET DEMANDS

Bryce Dallas Howard's Jurassic World: Dominion director, Colin Trevorrow, had to step in to support her after she was "asked to not use her natural body in cinema."

The actress, who plays Claire Dearing in the dinosaur franchise told Metro, "On the third movie, it was actually because there were so many women cast, it was something that Colin felt very strongly about in terms of protecting me … because the conversation came up again, ‘We need to ask Bryce to lose weight.'

"He was like, ‘There are lots of different kinds of women on this planet, and there are lots of different kinds of women in our film,' and I got to do so many stunts that wouldn't have been possible if I had been dieting."


ARMIE HAMMER'S EX ALLEGEDLY ENCOURAGED HIS VICTIMS TO COME FORWARD SO SHE COULD GET CUSTODY OF THE KIDS

Elizabeth Chambers appears to have encouraged Effie to press charges against her ex-husband, Armie Hammer, so that she could get full custody of their two children.

According to Page Six, Chambers reached out to Effie, the woman who first leveled sexual misconduct charges against the Call Me By Your Name star, and wrote, "I really need custody of my precious children. Do you think you could make a declaration this week? It will all be private. I don't want to pressure you, but your insight is much more in depth than the others we have."

Effie continuously maintained that Hammer was "scaring" her and his other alleged victims into not reporting his behavior, but Chambers assured her that her estranged husband could do "NOTHING" to hurt them.

A representative for Chambers told Page Six, "Given the extent and nature of allegations that were made, Elizabeth sought to determine the veracity of those allegations. She was very sensitive to all parties involved. The safety and well being of their children remains her priority."

Effie told the outlet Thursday (September 22nd), "It's unfortunate that Elizabeth, like the producers of House of Hammer, is looking to profit from others' trauma. She can't call herself a feminist when her ‘best friend' is an abuser. The ones who need healing are the victims – not the abusers."


JOHNNY DEPP IS DATING ONE OF HIS LAWYERS

Johnny Depp is dating one of his lawyers. A source told People Thursday (September 22nd) that the Pirates of the Caribbean star is seeing Joelle Rich, who was on the actor's legal team during his libel case against The Sun.

The insider said, "They are dating but it's not serious."

Although she was pary of the team that lost the U.K. libel case in November 2020, she was not involved in the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year. She was, however, present in the Virginia courtroom to show "support" for the star.

She was photographed with Depp outside of the courthouse on May 3rd and spotted hugging Depp's attorney Camille Vasquez inside the courtroom on May 16th.


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