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HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S LAWYERS TO USE 'LOVING' EMAILS SENT BY ACCUSERS

In the opening statements of Harvey Weinstein's criminal rape trial today (Wednesday), his lawyers will be able to refer to what they say are "dozens and dozens of loving" notes sent to him by women who have accused of him of sexual misconduct, including rape.

On Tuesday, New York State Supreme Court Judge James Burke ruled that they would be allowed. However, the attorneys will not be able to display the emails at that point.

Burke said he's allow it because it has to do with "defendants theory of the case that the sex was consensual."

Damon Cheronis, one of Weinstein's attorneys, said the emails are written statements to Harvey Weinstein from complaining witnesses, and I can give you example after example," adding that it "will be up to the witness to explain why they said something different."

He said that "witnesses who claim sexual assault with him also bragged about being involved in sexual relations with him."

He said that one alleged victim reached out "to give him her own phone number" and another "wanted to introduce him to her mother."

Also on Tuesday, an appeals court "denied in its entirety" Weinstein's attempt to have the trial moved outside of NYC.

The 67-year-old faces five charges of sexual assault. A jury of seven men and five women was seated Friday.


PAMELA ANDERSON MARRIES JON PETERS IN SECRET CEREMONY

Well this was unexpected! It took 30 years, but movie mogul Jon Peters has finally landed the woman of his dreams, Pamela Anderson. The pair got married after their first date 30 years ago and several intervening marriages between, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The pair got back together a few months ago, and decided to make it official in a secret Malibu ceremony on January 20th.

"Pamela has never seen her full potential as an artist. She has yet to shine in a real way. There is much more to her than meets the eye, or I wouldn't love her so much," Peters tells THR. "There are beautiful girls everywhere. I could have my pick, but -- for 35 years -- I've only wanted Pamela. She makes me wild -- in a good way. She inspires me. I protect her and treat her the way she deserves to be treated."

This is a fifth marriage for both of them. Anderson's exes include rocker Tommy Lee, with whom she has two adult sons; Kid Rock; and Rick Salomon (twice). She dated French soccer star Adil Rami most recently. Peters' exes include actress Lesley Ann Warren, Barbra Streisand and Christine Forsyth-Peters. Forsyth-Peters attended the nuptials with their daughters Caleigh and Skye (Peters' daughter Kendyl was also in attendance, as were Anderson's sons, Brandon and Dylan).

Anderson is 52 and Peters is 74, and they met in the 1980s at Playboy Mansion.

"I walked in and saw this little angel sitting at the bar. It was Pammy. She was like 19. I knew she would be a big star," he told THR at the time. "We ended up living together. Of course, Hefner loved her and saw her beauty. Pamela was a girl who with no makeup was gorgeous. She was very smart and very talented. I tried to talk her out of doing Playboy. I said, "Don't do Playboy. Focus on a serious career." She ignored him and went on to cover the mag 13 times.

Anderson shared the following poem with THR about their marriage:

"Jon is the original ‘bad boy' of Hollywood - no one compares -
I love him deeply like family.
His life used to scare me.

So much for a girl like me. Now I've seen more of life and realize ..
He's been there all along. Never failed me -

I'm ready now and
he's ready too - We

understand
and respect each other - We love each other without conditions. -
I'm a lucky woman. - Proof
God has a plan"

Peters is celebrated for his film productions like Flashdance, The Witches of Eastwick, Batman and Batman Returns.


CELEBRITY GOSSIP

SOPHIA BUSH TALKS UNCOMFORTABLE SEX SCENES: Sophia Bush is opening up about some of her less-than-rosy experiences on One Tree Hill. Speaking to Ashley Graham for her Pretty Big Deal podcast, she says: I fought a lot with the writers...I was sort of unaware of the power dynamics at play and I would just say things. I'd be like, 'I'm not doing this." She continued: "There was this sort of really weird thing...you look back at it, at the time I didn't realize how inappropriate it was, but again, this is a long time ago. I remember my boss kept writing scenes for me to be in my underwear. And I was like, 'I'm not doing this, this is inappropriate. Like, I don't think this is what we should be teaching 16-year-old girls to be doing, and to be seeking validation this way." She showed up to the next episode wearing a turtleneck "just sort of to be spiteful."

JENNIFER ANISTON AND BRAD PITT STILL GOT IT? A body language expert thinks Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt fans who desperately want the pair to reconnect may be onto something. Dr. Lillian Glass tells Page Six that their body language proves their love "never died." Glass says: "It's completely mutual and that's what's so beautiful about it. They're completely connected."

JOAQUIN PHOENIX GOES TO PIG SLAUGHTERHOUSE FOLLOWING THE SAGs: While most of Hollywood hit the party circuit following the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Joaquin Phoenix headed to a pig slaughterhouse. The 45-year-old Joker star is vegan. He said in a video posted to Facebook: "We are so indoctrinated with these happy images of animals on farms, on the covers of meat containers, at restaurants and it's a lie. I think people need to know the truth and we have an obligation to do that. Those of us that have seen it for what it really is, we have an obligation to expose it, so I have to be here."

EMILIA CLARKE HAS A NEW LOVE: Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke has a new family member! She shared on Instagram: "He just can't stop. He physically.cannot.stop being the MOST BEAUTIFUL PUPPY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. Erryone meet Ted. Super Ted. My new main squeeze. Light of my goddamn life. Ready to fill this Instagram feed to bursting whilst still being able to leave room in a teacup."


AS HARRY EXITS U.K., WHY DID THE QUEEN OPT TO ALLOW PAIR TO KEEP TITLES?

Prince Harry headed to Canada to join his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie, amid their controversial decision to step down from the royal family. The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex looked pleased as pie stepping off a jet and into a car in Vancouver first thing Tuesday morning.

Harry reportedly skipped a planning event at Buckingham Palace because he was so eager to see Meghan, 38, and Archie, 8 months. Before popping overseas, he was spotted having a heart-to-heart with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Kate Middleton and Prince William hosted Monday night's reception with African leaders.

Harry and Meghan are reportedly staying at a mega-mansion with security. Much of the debate about their leave-taking from the royal family regards security. As of now, Harry's father Prince Charles has committed to bankroll their guards for the next year.

TITLE

Another issue has been what people should call them. While they have been stripped of their formal His/Her Royal Highness titles, they are allowed to be called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Apparently, the Queen was mulling over the possibility of stripping them of their titles entirely, making Harry the Earl of Dumbarton and making Meghan a Countess.

But the Queen and Charles reportedly decided against it because they didn't want to appear "petty." A source told the Evening Standard: "The Sussex title is one of the ancient royal dukedoms given to him ahead of his wedding to Meghan, along with other titles. Removing it was seriously considered and discussed at the highest level."


NORTH WEST RUINS KIM KARDASHIAN'S COUCHES AS MOGUL'S NEW LINE DROPS

Mother of four Kim Kardashian is doing her usual juggling act as she reveals that her eldest daughter has ruined her couches, as she launches a new line of intimate wear and plans to open a law firm.

NORTH WEST

North decided to get creative Monday, attempting to do her own and her sister Chicago, 2, and younger brother, Saint's, 4, makeup a la It Clown.

Kim shared the results on her Instagram Story, adding that the makeup experiment ended up getting wiped all over mom's cream-colored couch.

"My couch," Kim captioned a photo of the mess with a broken heart and crying face emojis as a guilty-looking Chicago gazes on.

SKIMS

Kim also shared that her SKIMS shapewear is expanding its line, with four new silhouettes.

Modeling the new options, she said: "You guys have seen me wear this for the longest time. They are the best material. I've been wearing nude color bases underneath so much of the stuff that I wear. It's been a dream of mine to have these base bodysuits for the longest time."

She continued: "I'm not wearing a different bra than I usually wear so that's very exciting to me because usually tops like this I need to. With these you don't have to wear a bra because they hold you."

Like her other SKIMS products, these are available from XXS to 5X in four different tonal shades. Prices range from $68 for sleeveless bodysuits to $78 for long-sleeve bodysuits, both in crew or mockneck.

Most of her lines have sold out quickly.

LAW SCHOOL

Meanwhile, when she isn't momming or moguling, Kim is expanding her influence into America's legal realm.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is launching her own Oxygen documentary, set to air April 5: Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.

"It can be exhausting, frustrating, but I know that we can make a difference, and so all the criticism in the world will not deter me from what I want to do," Kardashian told reporters at the Television Critics Association Saturday.

Her father Robert Kardashian was a lawyer until his death in 2003, and she reportedly plans to follow in his footsteps. Caitlyn Jenner, who was previously married to Kim's mom Kris, recently told OK! that Kim would start her own law firm "and try to hire as many former inmates who've studied law, to help the prison system."


FARRAH ABRAHAM DEFENDS HERSELF FOR FILMING RACY VIDEO IN FRONT OF DAUGHTER

Teen Mom alum Farrah Abraham is responding to critics who say she shouldn't have filmed herself dancing in a bikini in front of her daughter Sophia, who is 10. Abraham posted the video of herself dancing in a suit on a yacht.

Social media users freaked. Wrote one: "Mom of the year right there!!! I feel so bad for Sophia…you seriously need help!!!"

"Your 10 yr old watching behind the camera is the worst part," added another.

She told TMZ: "I have to say there is nothing wrong with a woman being, like, fully dressed in clothing—if that's a bikini set or whatever."

Abrahan added: "I feel like a lot of moms are sex shamed—which I have definitely have been in my life—and I think when I'm single, gorgeous, young and beautiful, I would almost regret looking back at my life not living a happy, outgoing life. And I would definitely hope my daughter is never shamed to cover up herself and not be her happiest."

She added that she thinks of her lifestyle "a little bit more conservatively than other people do."

The 28-year-old said that she is "blessed" and that Sophia is "more well behaved than I see of her other kids and her other peers."

AUDIO: FARRAH ABRAHAM

INDUSTRY NEWS

OLIVIA WILDE, GLORIA STEINEM, KATIE COURIC TO HEADLINE 2020 MAKERS CONFERENCE: Olivia Wilde, Gloria Steinem, Katie Couric, attorney, educator and chair of the Hollywood Commission, Anita Hill, former Congresswoman Katie Hill and HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen are set to headline the sixth Makers Conference in 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The event will run February 10-12th at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

GOOD PEOPLE NIXED: The #MeToo-themed college comedy pilot from Whitney Cummings and Lee Daniels is not moving forward at Amazon, Variety reports. The pilot featured Cummings, Lisa Kudrow, Martin Short and Greg Kinnear.

NATALIA OREIRO, ERNESTO ALTERIO JOIN SALMA HAYEK IN SANTA EVITA: Two of Argentina's biggest stars, Natalia Oreiro and Ernesto Alterio, are joining Santa Evita, produced by Salma Hayek and co-directed by Rodrigo Garcia. The seven-part drama, about legendary Argentinian First Lady Eva Paron, is the first series to go into production at Disney's new Buena Vista Original Productions.

CBS PUMPS UP DABL: Dabl, an ad-supported, multi-platform lifestyle network that launched last September by CBS, has acquired more than 400 hours of programming from ITV Studios and all3media, including titles featuring Gordon Ramsay. Dabl is airing on the digital spectrum, but is also adding cable distribution. "We are thrilled with the growth we have seen in Dabl in just four months," said Steve LoCascio, Chief Operating Officer of CBS Television Distribution. "It's been a value add to our station partners, giving them quality content for their digital channels, and been embraced by the advertising community as a way to reach viewers interested in lifestyle content."


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