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KATE MIDDLETON STEPS OUT IN PRINCESS DIANA'S TIARA, QUEEN DRENCHED IN EMERALDS

The royals went full bling Wednesday (12/11/19) night! Several members of the royal family attended the Diplomatic Reception in honor of the Diplomatic Corps, which was held at Buckingham Palace. Kate Middleton was the epitome of grace in a gorgeous long-sleeve navy velvet gown by Alexander McQueen, with an elegant diamond necklace around her neck. She also donned one of her favorite tiaras, the Lover's Knot, which was a favorite of the late Princess Diana.

But the Duchess of Cambridge was not the only sparkling guest of the royal family: Queen Elizabeth II wore her truly breathtaking Vladimir tiara, which was encrusted with giant emerald and diamond drops. This event marks the start of the Christmas vacation for the royal family, and Middleton will likely not be seen until the New Year. The royals will be spending Christmas at Sandringham Estate in England, but will be missing several members: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their son, Archie, will be in the US with Meghan's mother, after also traveling to America for Thanksgiving.


RYAN REYNOLDS FELT 'TREMENDOUS EMPATHY' FOR PELOTON AD ACTRESS

Ryan Reynolds knows how it feels to be alienated and criticized. While promoting his new film "6 Underground", Reynolds commented on social media criticism and how he can relate Monica Ruiz, the actress who has recently felt the backlash of her now-infamous Peloton ad. In the commercial, Ruiz plays a wife who receives a Peloton bike as a Christmas present from her husband, chronicling a yearlong fitness journey that ends with gratitude for the gift. Social media characterized the ad as problematic, pointing out her character was already thin and had a "nervous" expression.

In steps Ryan Reynolds, who went out of his way to hire the actress for a commercial promoting his gin company, Aviation Gin. Reynolds thought it was unfair that Ruiz was receiving such a negative viral response, saying it's "a situation that I've been in many times before." He adds, "doing the Aviation Gin ad gave her some authorship over some of this conversation. And she's the best. She's really funny, really smart."


CELEBRITY GOSSIP

KRIS JENNER IS GIVING HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY BOTOX FOR CHRISTMAS: Kris Jenner, the new spokesperson for Botox Cosmetics, recently promoted a new idea of giving $100 gift cards for the brand's injectable products. "It's a one-stop shop for me", Jenner said. "And who doesn't love Botox?.. it's something I've been using for a long time."

REESE WITHERSPOON STEPS OUT WITH KIDS AND HUSBAND ON RED CARPET: Reese Witherspoon brought the whole family out on the red carpet in a rare appearance on Wednesday (12/11/19). In honor of the Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast gala, Witherspoon brought her husband Jim Toth, and two of her three kids, 20-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe, and 16-year-old son Deacon Phillippe.

KEANU REEVES' TWO UPCOMING FILMS HAVE SAME RELEASE DATE: With both "John Wick: Chapter 4" and "Matrix 4" set to be released on May 21, 2020, the internet has labeled the day Keanu Reeves Day. Both films are the fourth installment in Reeves' successful action franchises, both of which have developed a cult following.

‘SURVIVOR' EJECTS CONTESTANT FOR FIRST TIME EVER: The reality television show "Survivor" has experienced some dramatic revelations in the midst of the #metoo movement. Contestant Dan Spilo was recently ejected from the competition after yet another accusation of sexual misconduct has emerged. The first came from Spilo's fellow contestants, and the most recent is said to "have happened off the air and did not involve a player".

J-LO WANTS TO TEACH HER DAUGHTER TO ‘DO IT ON YOUR OWN': In a recent New York Times interview, Jennifer Lopez has commented on what she wants her daughter to take away from her Golden-Globes nominated performance in "Hustlers": "That's what I want to teach my daughter. That aspect of it, that you can do it on your own. Women are not taught that all the time."


CLINT EASTWOOD RESPONDS TO 'RICHARD JEWELL' ACCUSATIONS

Clint Eastwood is receiving some negative press around his new film "Richard Jewell", about a man who was falsely accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics. The film features storylines involving the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who have recently spoken out about their depiction in the movie, saying the depictions of the paper are "false and malicious". This comment stems from a particular scene in which Olivia Wilde's character is seen trading sex for information.

When asked about the controversy, Eastwood responded nonchalantly, saying "I think the Atlanta Journal-Constitution probably would be the one group that would be sort of complexed about the whole situation because they are the ones who printed the first thing of there being a crime caused by Richard Jewell, and so they're probably looking for ways to rationalize their activity…we understand their plight, but we're telling out story." Warner Bros. also commented that they are standing by the film, and will "vigorously defend" it.


JESSICA BIEL "UPSET AND EMBARRASSED" OVER JUSTIN'S PDA

Wondering how Jessica Biel is feeling after the whole PDA scandal involving Justin Timberlake and his costar Alisha Wainwright? Well, apparently it's been tough. A source told US Weekly that "Jessica was very upset and embarrassed by Justin's behavior… (she) thought it was completely inappropriate." This information comes after it was reported that Biel wanted Timberlake to post an apology on Instagram "because she wanted him to take accountability and "feel embarrassed" by his actions—just like she did."

All this stems from a recent story in which Timberlake was seen holding hands with his costar at a party. His apology, which is still on his Instagram page, says "…nothing happened between me and my costar. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better." People has recently reported that the two are "working through this".


HARVEY WEINSTEIN REACHES $25M DEAL SETTLEMENT IN CRIMINAL CASE, UNDERGOES BACK SURGERY

Harvey Weinstein and the board of his now-bankrupt studio have reached a tentative settlement with his accusers. One accused details the settlement, saying that Weinstein's associates, directors and officers have negotiated nearly all of his pending civil cases, allocating $25 million to the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Under the deal, which still has to be approved by judges, Weinstein would not have to admit to any wrongdoings or pay his accusers directly. Instead, Weinstein Co.'s insurance would pay some of the money.

Weinstein also underwent back surgery on Thursday (12/12/19) after being seen entering the courtroom with an aid of a walker. According to TMZ, the surgery reportedly went well and Weinstein is now recovering. He will be back in court on January 6th for his criminal trial.


INDUSTRY NEWS

ABC RELEASES CAST FOR ‘GOOD TIMES' LIVE SPECIAL: ABC has released the all-start lineup for their next "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times" special, which will air December 18th at 8pm. Stars include Tiffany Haddish, Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Jay Pharoah, Asante Blacck, and Corinne Foxx. All six will take on the roles they previous played in last May's special.

‘THE GRISWOLDS' TV SHOW BASED ON ‘VACATION' FILMS SET FOR HBO MAX : The Griswold family, stars on the National Lampoon's "Vacation" films, are heading to HBO Max. The show will be a single-camera half-hour comedy series, headed by writer Tim Hobert. The show will explore the iconic family and their daily lives in the suburbs of modern Chicago.

‘THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL' RENEWED FOR SEASON 4: Amazon has renewed the hit comedy "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" for a fourth season run. The show, which has won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, just received two more Golden Globes nominations for Best Television Series and Best Actress (Rachel Brosnahan).

‘BROCKMIRE' SLATED TO END AFTER SEASON 4 RUN: IFC confirmed that the comedy "Brockmire" starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet will end after four seasons. The final eight-episode season will premier in March. "I really loved this season in several very right and a few very wrong ways. I hope you will too", said Azaria.

"UNCUT GEMS" ALMOST DIDN'T HAVE ADAM SANDLER AS THE LEAD: Vox interviewed brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, who were asked how they got Adam Sandler to star in their new film "Uncut Gems". The brothers responded, "At first we tried to get him and we were told he was unavailable for the dates we needed…finally we were like ‘let's try with Sandler one more time'. "Uncut Diamonds" premieres on December 13th.


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