KRISTEN BELL DISHES ON PARENTING SANITY SAVER: Kristen Bell has her hands full with a gigantic Hollywood career and the two tots—Lincoln, 4 and Delta, 2—she shares with her husband Dax Shepard. But Bell tells Us Weekly that she and Shepard discovered a secret sanity saver to help them navigate the madness. "We tag team. We switch kids all the time," Bell told Us Weekly at the Alliance of Moms’ Raising Baby event on Saturday, November 18. "If I’m talking to the 2-and-a-half-year-old and I’m done, I’ll just be like, ‘We’ve got to switch. I don’t want to talk to this kid anymore.’ It’s not about perfection, but it is about being thoughtful and not reactive. So in order to not be reactive, we switch kids a lot." If you have (or had) young kids, what is your shortcut to sanity when life gets hectic?
BELLA HADID HAS WARDROBE MALFUNTION AT VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW: Nip slip! Bella Hadid showed more skin than she intended during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show today. During the final strut at the completion of the Shanghai show, she lifted her arms to play with her hair and whoops! Out popped some extra skin from her silver, two-piece lingerie set. But Hadid is feeling supremely grateful for her role in the show. She took to Instagram before the big day to share her joy. "Feeling so grateful...The energy of the girls, the team, backstage / front stage, the incredible fans were so beautifully intense and motivating," she wrote. "I can't wait for tomorrow. All of my girls completely rocked it today & it makes me smile thinking about how hard every single person- models, stylists, look designers, the lights, the music, backstage, front stage etc worked to prepare-so many months in advance-such a huge, almost unbelievable production...and now it's finally happening! Thank you to everyone involved for putting in blood sweat and tears .. this show is going to be." The show airs on November 28th on CBS at 10 p.m. Will you tune in?
BRIDGET REGAN EXPECTING SECOND CHILD: Bridget Regan is getting ready to be a mom again! Regan, who currently stars in TNT’s The Last Ship, announced the good news on social media. "A bit of news … " the 35-year-old captioned a shot of herself in a bump-hugging black cocktail dress. Regan and her husband Eamon O’Sullivan welcomed their daughter Frankie Jean in December of 2010.
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT’S SHEILA DOWNS AND NATE DUHON SPLIT: Married at First Sight couple Sheila Downs and Nate Duhon are going their separate ways. The pair met on season five of the show. Downs tweeted earlier this month: "Just got a call from the woman who's been sleeping with my husband...the same woman who he called on the honeymoon." She later tweeted a follower, "He admitted it." On Sunday, Duhon responded to his wife’s tweet, writing: "Prior to any statements made about me, we were no longer living together and I already filed for divorce. This was known to both parties, my lawyer, and the lawyer for the show. The reason that led me to filed for divorce from Ms. Downs was thoroughly understood by all parties as well." Downs responded to his response, calling it a "lie."
Like too many other women in Hollywood, Natalie Portman says she is still sorting through fallout from decades spent struggling under the mantle of sexism.
During a talk at Vulture Festival L.A., she says the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and so many others have led to serious ruminations on her part.
- "When I heard everything coming out, I was like, 'wow, I’m so lucky that I haven’t had this.' And then, on reflection, I was like, okay, definitely never been assaulted, definitely not, but I’ve had discrimination or harassment on almost everything I’ve ever worked on in some way," she said.
- Portman continued: "I went from thinking I don’t have a story to thinking, 'Oh wait, I have 100 stories.' And I think a lot of people are having these reckonings with themselves, of things that we just took for granted as like, this is part of the process."
- She recounted an all-too-familiar story of a producer who invited her to join him and his company on a plane to a place she was also going.
- "I showed up and it was just the two of us, and one bed was made on the plane. Nothing happened, I was not assaulted. I said: ‘This doesn’t make me feel comfortable,’ and that was respected. But that was super not okay, you know? That was really unacceptable and manipulative and could have been — I was scared, you know? But just the fact of any woman, if you’re walking down the street alone at night, you feel scared, and I’m not sure guys know what that feels like."
Della Reese, best known for her work as a supervising angel named Tess on Touched by An Angel, has died at age 86. Reese died Sunday night.
"On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love. She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people," Roma Downey told People. "She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on Touched By an Angel. I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you."
- The friends and co-stars bonded while starring on their hit CBS drama, which ran from 1994-2003.
- Reese was born Patricia Early on July 6th, 1913 in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood. Reese began singing in public at age 6 and was asked to join Mahalia Jackson’s gospel group, with whom she later toured.
- Reese first gained national acclaim on the airwaves, when her 1957 single "And That Reminds Me" sold 1 million copies. She followed that up with a string of hits, including "Don’t You Know?," "Not One Minute More, "And Now," "Someday (You’ll Want Me to Want You)" and "The Most Beautiful Words."
- In the 1960s, she broke into TV with guest roles on The Mod Squad, The Love Boat, Sanford and Son, MacGyver, Night Court and The Young and the Restless.
Zinzi Clemmons quit Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s Lenny Letter in dramatic fashion. Clemmons, a writer for the online magazine, accused Dunham of "hipster racism" in a lengthy statement posted on Twitter.
Clemmons did more than just quit. She issued a rallying cry, writing: "It is time for women of color — black women in particular — to divest from Lena Dunham."
- She claims she knew Dunham in college and that their social circles overlapped.
- "Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their well-known racism," she wrote. "I'd call their strain 'hipster racism,' which typically uses sarcasm as a cover, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting — 'It's just a joke. Why are you overreacting?' is a comment response to these kinds of statements."
- Clemmons made these revelations in the wake of Dunham expressing her support for Girls writer Murray Miller, who has been accused of rape by actress Aurora Perrineau. After initially questioning Perrineau’s account, Dunham was dragged on Twitter, and issued a follow-up statement saying she regretted voicing her support for Miller "with every fiber" of her being.
- That incident may have sparked Clemmons’ decision. She wrote that "one of my best friends was victimized in almost the exact same way by someone in Lena's circle. It was never addressed, and he continues to move in those circles and has a powerful job."
- "Let's hold Lena accountable, and to me that means sacrificing some comfort and a little bit of cash, in this moment," she added.
On the first night of the Season 25 Dancing With The Stars finals, Drew Scott was sent home on Monday after delivering his two final dances with pro partner Emma Slater.
Scott, 39, was the first celebrity contestant to kick off the night with his Paso Doble, for which he was awarded a 36/40 by Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and returning guest judge Julianne Hough. When Scott hit the floor for his second number of the night – a freestyle – he wowed judges with his improvements and earned a near perfect score: 39/40.
"If you could recall back to week one, I said if you were a house, you’d be a fixer upper. Well, let me tell you, on that performance, the house is fixed and you’ve become a hot commodity," Goodman remarked of the Property Brothers star, who the head judge dubbed the "most improved dancer on this show."
Despite earning solid scores, Scott’s three fellow contestants came out strong and earned higher overall scores: 76/80 for Frankie Muniz, 80/80 for Jordan Fisher and 80/80 for Lindsey Stirling.
After Stirling delivered the final dance of the night, Goodman admitted that he had "no clue" who will take home the Mirrorball Trophy on Tuesday night’s finale.
"This is becoming the war on the floor because I’m so excited about tomorrow evening because I have no clue who’s going to win! It’s just become a fantastic competition," Goodman said after Stirling performed her freestyle dance.
Upon being eliminated at the end of the show, Scott reflected on his time on the reality dancing competition series. "There’s no way I could have done anything that I did out here without her. And it’s been such a ride. Look at the amazing amazing talent," said Scott. "I can’t even believe I’m here with these guys. Thanks to the judges and the crew and everybody, you’ve made this a once in a lifetime opportunity."
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony and Pitbull turned up the heat with a red-hot performance of their song "Por Favor." And Julianne Hough hit the stage for an exceptionally emotional special performance.
In a pre-taped package introducing the number, Hough met with famed choreographer Marinda Davis, who she has an immense appreciation for. "She has inspired dancers and choreographers all over the world," Hough shared, before explaining that Davis was "unfortunately was diagnosed with seven auto-immune diseases that left her terminally ill." Davis channeled her tragic diagnosis and the medical obstacles she's facing into her choreography, and cast Hough to embody her spirit in the routine.
The emotional number was set to "Wouldn't Change Anything" by the band Alexander Jean – made up of DWTS pro Mark Ballas and wife BC Jean – and told a heartbreaking story of Davis' emotional journey.
The Season 25 Dancing with the Stars finale airs tonight on ABC.
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS BRUNO ON DREW SCOTTS PASO DOBLE PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS CARRIE ANN ON FRANKIE MUNIZ FREESTYLE PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS DREW SCOTT IS ELIMINATED
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS DREW SCOTT ON BEING ELIMINATED
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS LEN ON DREW SCOTTS FREESTYLE PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS LIONEL RICHIE REVEALS WHO WILL RECEIVE A TICKET TO AMERICAN IDOL
Ever since Harvey Weinstein was accused of raping, assaulting and harassing dozens of women over decades, his career, and the company he founded, have been in a tailspin.
But an offer from a surprising source may save The Weinstein Co. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Maria Contreras-Sweet, President Obama’s previous Small Business Administration head, has ponied up $275 million with investors to take the company over.
- If the bid succeeds, Sweet wants a majority female board, which she will executive chair, and a fund for the alleged victims. She would not retain Harvey’s brother, Bob, who co-founded TWC, the WSJ reports. The rest of the staff would remain in place.
- Weinstein served as co-chairman of TWC until last month, when he was ousted after a bombshell New York Times report exposed decades of alleged abuse.
- Other potential bidders include Lionsgate, A&E and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Kim Kardashian West has reportedly parted ways with her longtime assistant and publicist. She reportedly fired Stephanie Shepherd, her assistant and the COO of her company Kardashian West Brands and Ina Treciokas, her longtime publicist.
Kardashian West gave Shepherd the boot, reportedly dissatisfied with her attempt to transition into a larger role at KKW.
- "Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go. She was a good assistant but when Stephanie wanted to transition into a larger role with Kim's brand and businesses, it just didn't work," sources told People. "Kim gave her the chance but after a short period of time it became clear that Stephane just didn't have the knowledge to take on a role like that. Kim made an executive decision to part ways."
- In a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the reality mogul said she was concerned that Shepherd was too tight with her sister, Kourtney.
- She also reportedly raised Kardashian West’s ire in a revealing interview with Refinery29 in which she spilled about the star and husband’s personal life and discussed her Paris robbery.
- Shepherd has been with Kardashian West since 2013, the same year Treciokas came on board. Kardashian West is opting for a more "political" publicist, according to Page Six, raising questions once again about whether her husband is planning a 2020 run for The White House.
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST KEPT IDENTITY SECRET FROM SURROGATE
When Kardashian West and husband Kanye West decided to have a third baby via a surrogate to avoid the health complications she had with her first two pregnancies, they knew there would be logistical complications.
- So the pair made the bold decision to withhold their identities from their surrogate mom, Kardashian West tells The Real.
- She said: "She didn’t know at the beginning. She didn’t know. You could do it totally anonymously. You could go that route.
- "And I just felt like, whoever is carrying my baby, what if they weren’t a fan of me or my husband? What if they didn’t want to be carrying our baby? I wanted to give them that choice, and be proud and on the same page. I wanted a relationship with her."
- Kimye broke down and told her a few weeks in. Luckily, the woman, who was in her mid-twenties and has two children of her own, likes them both and her hit show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
- "She was really excited. She was someone who had watched the show – not like a super fan, that it would have been uncomfortable, but she’d seen my struggle and seen how open I was about it, so she was really proud to do it."
STAR WARS FRANCHISE LAUNCHES LOCATION-BASED VR OFFSHOOT: The expensive equipment required to indulge in VR at home has prevented virtual reality from going mainstream. Now, location-based VR experiences are seen as the route to success. The Star Wars franchise is the latest to opt-in, launching Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. The hyper-reality attraction is the fruit of a collaboration between The Void and ILMxLAB (part of Lucasfilm), allowing participants outfitted with VR goggles, headphones and a haptic feedback vest to battle storm troopers, lava monsters and infiltrate enemy outposts. The Void Experience Centers at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida, London and Anaheim, CA will be opening in the coming weeks. Other locations around the country will open soon after. The admission will be $29.95. Would you bite at that price?
PITCH PERFECT 3 STARS JOIN THE VOICE CONTESTANTS FOR MUSIC VIDEO CROSSOVER: The stars of Pitch Perfect 3 and the Top 12 contestants on this seasons The Voice are set to appear in a full-length music video. It will be a mash-up of "Cups" from the original Pitch Perfect and George Michael’s "Freedom! ’90." The video will make its debut today (Tuesday) during The Voice on NBC.
U.K. CAMERAMAN DIES FILMING STUNT FOR BBC, NETFLIX DRAMA: Mark Milsome has died filming a stunt scene for the upcoming BBC and Netflix drama The Forgiving Earth. "We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news," the BBC said in a statement. "Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague. Our thoughts are with Mark's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time." Milsome, 54, reportedly died during a night shoot for a car stunt scene in Ghana. The show focuses on the prosecution of international war crimes. It is set to air sometime in 2018.
BEN SILVERMAN SNAGS POISON FOR TV: Ben Silverman is giving Poison, a thinly veiled account of author Galt Niederhoffer’s relationship with her high-profile ex, the TV treatment. In a case that gripped New York media, the indie director-writer-producer (The Romantics) accused her ex, lawyer Jonathan Gordon, of trying to poison her with arsenic. She sued him, and the $180 million suit was later settled. Poison is being published by St. Martin’s Press on November 21st.
PALM SPRINGS TO HONOR GARY OLDMAN WITH DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Gary Oldman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his role in Darkest Hour at the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. "Gary Oldman brings to screen one of the most powerful performances of this year as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Portraying Britain’s steadfast leader during the tumultuous era of World War II, he has already earned rave reviews from critics and is sure to garner awards attention this season," said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. He’ll accept the award at a gala on Tuesday, January 2nd. The Festival runs January 4th-15th, 2018.