AMY SCHUMER IS PREGNANT! Amy Schumer announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer via Instagram, but not her own. "About to announce some exciting news on @jessicayellin insta page. Please follow her for up to the minute #newsnotnoise she breaks down what’s really going on. She agreed to post a lil noise today for me! Follow her and VOTE!!" she captioned a photo of herself and Fischer photoshopped as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, sending fans to Jessica Yellin’s page. Then, the last line of a list of Schumer’s voting picks read, "I’m pregnant – Amy Schumer."
SARAH HYLAND’S BOYFRIEND DEFENDS HER FROM TROLL: Wells Adams is defending girlfriend Sarah Hyland from skinny shamers for the second time this month. A critic piped up against a "fan" who said she was too skinny to be healthy. "May catch a lot of s— for this, but @sarahhyland you have a large fan base, filled with both fans who care for your well being and those who are ‘yes-men’ and will say whatever to make you happy. Me, I’m the type of fan who is really concerned," the person wrote on a throwback photo Hyland had posted on Instagram. "You look really unhealthy. Being that skinny can’t be safe. Now go on and lynch me for expressing myself." Wells responded, writing: "You, yoursp the type of fan who’s a douche bag."
KIM KARDASHIAN SAYS SHE IS GRATEFUL FOR PARIS ROBBERY: Kim Kardashian says she is focused on "privacy," but getting back to normalcy after her Paris robbery. "In the last three months, I feel like I’ve come out of my shell a little bit more, back to who I was," she told Alec Baldwin on his podcast. "I was never depressed, but I wasn’t motivated to get up and work like I used to. It shook me." In addition to the robbery, she says her husband Kanye West inspired her to focus more on family. "It started with Kanye, because he lived a more, you know, his work life is very public, but then, like, when he was off, he was very private. And I was—everything had to be public for me back then. So I had to kind of flip it," she explained. "Now it’s like, on my time off, I’m like, ‘Where are the locations I can go eat, go on vacation where no one will see us?'"
JULIA ROBERTS IS DONE WITH ROM-COMS: Julia Roberts built her career making some of the most beloved romantic comedies of the modern era (Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, My Best Friend’s Wedding); but she’s done. "Unless we play the parents of the people that are rom-com-ing," Roberts, 50, tells Entertainment Tonight, claiming she’s simply aged out of the role. She goes on: "There came a point in my career where people thought I had turned on romantic comedies, which I love them, I love to be in them, I love to watch them. But sometimes, they just don't work at a certain point of life experience."
JOHNNY DEPP INKS DEAL WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY PLATFORM: Johnny Depp is teaming up with a cryptocurrency-centric social entertainment platform run by entrepreneur Andrea Iervolino, dubbed TaTaTu. Under the new partnership, they’ll develop and produce film and digital content together under Depp’s production banner, Infinitum Nihil. Stated Depp, "In this era of democratized entertainment, I admire the imaginative ethos of Andrea and look forward to collaborating together in a liberating, progressive manner that will befit the principals of our respective entities."
TREVOR NOAH ANNOUNCES NEW STAND-UP SPECIAL: The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is heading back to Netflix next month with a new stand-up special. He announced the special, dubbed Son of Patricia, on Netflix. The show will debut Tuesday, November 20th.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus used the spotlight she had at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday to lambast Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Veep star was there to receive the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.
The Holton-Arms School gradate spoke about her fellow alum, Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Referring to her high school drama performance "Serendipity," she said: "I can remember every single aspect of that play that night, so much so that I would testify under oath about it. But I can’t remember who drove me there or who drove me home."
Celebrities including Tina Fey and Jerry Seinfeld honored her. Fey also used the stage to jab President Donald Trump.
"By the way, everyone talks about all the parallels between Veep and the current administration," Fey said. "But I think it’s more like Seinfeld: just a bunch of selfish d***s who don’t give a crap about anyone other than themselves."
The Mark Twain prize event will air on PBS November 19th.
Amandla Stenberg strutted the red carpet at the European premiere of her latest film, The Hate U Give, opting not to cover up her unshaved armpits. Several Hollywood stars have taken to the red carpet and social media in recent years with unshaved pits; the reception, as one would expect, is decidedly mixed. Some of the more notable repeat hair-bearers: Beyonce, Drew Barrymore, Michelle Rodriguez, Lola Kirke, Madonna, Kelly Rolland, Halle Berry, Grace Jones and Juliette Lewis.
The 19-year-old non-binary actor, who uses they/them and she/her pronouns, wore Valentino. She pointed out her pits in a social media caption featuring the hashtags #drama and #armpit.
Stenberg has long been outspoken about her own bisexuality and society’s expectations regarding gender and sexuality.
"I want to show people who follow what I’m doing that you don’t really have to conform to those constructs in order to be valid or be worth something," Stenberg told People. "It’s been such a blessing to watch people who care about what I have to say feel more comfortable in their identities because they see I’m out here doing my thing."
Sarah Silverman is doing the rounds to promote her late night talk show on Hulu, I Love You, America. On Monday, she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Howard Stern Show to discuss the show and her approach to forgiveness and politics.
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres about her overall vision for her show, she says she looked to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for inspo. She says: "Facts, poll numbers ― none of those things change our minds. What changes our minds are feelings. We have things in common, all of us. We have to get back to remembering that. As soon as we see people as not people, we can do terrible things to them. I see that happening a lot."
Now in its second season, the show features a "Questions for Trump" segment. She says she actually has a lot of sympathy for him, despite their divergent political views: "If we look at our president ... I would say something critical to him happened around the age of 8. If I didn’t feel he was really hurting people, and literally, my heart breaks for him and his pathology. He’s very stunted. He’s in a sandbox mentality, and it’s a little heartbreaking."
ON LOUIS C.K.
When Silverman appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show, he asked her about her pal C.K., who has started making appearances again several months after admitting to masturbating in front of women without their permission.
Silverman ended up saying that C.K. had actually masturbated in front of her too, but that she OK’d it. She says: "I know I’m going to regret saying this. I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals. When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘F*** yeah I want to see that!’… It’s not analogous to the other women that are talking about what he did to them. He could offer me nothing. We were only just friends. Sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘F***ing no, gross,’ and we got pizza."
She says they’d also strip in his apartment building, throw their clothes out the window, and then head outside naked to get them.
Still, Silverman isn’t pushing for everyone to forgive C.K. She says: "I’m not saying everyone should embrace Louis again. I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it on stage. He’s going to have to find his way or not find his way."
Last night, Dancing with the Stars surprised both audiences and its contestants in a magical way in honor of "Disney Night." With just minutes remaining of week 5’s live episode, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews shocked viewers and the two couples – DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold, and Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten – that were in jeopardy of elimination.
"DeMarcus and Lindsay, Alexis and Alan, on this fifth week of competition, the couple leaving right now is," Bergeron said, before shocking audiences, "neither of you, it’s Disney night!" "You’re all safe!" Bergeron added. "No one is going home tonight!"
Ren and Bersten performed a Pocahontas-themed foxtrot and were awarded 29/30. Len Goodman thought it was a "well-crafted routine, beautifully danced"; he also notices the "lovely chemistry" between the two of them. Bruno Tonioli said it was like "two hearts beating as one … It was gorgeous." Carrie Ann Inaba saed the dance made her believe in fairy tales, adding, "It was your best dance so far this season."
Ware and Arnold performed a Hercules-themed Charleston and earned 26/30. Carrie Ann said, "A hero is born … We have been waiting for this breakthrough the whole season," and she never even noticed Lindsay was missing a shoe. Len thought it was "jam-packed … You finish it, and you just feel great … Not a lot of Charleston going on, however, I enjoyed it." Bruno adds, "You were always the leading man … You never missed a beat … It was your most complete performance to date."
Upon hearing that they were safe from elimination, Ware, Arnold, Ren and Bersten were visibly shocked and relieved. Audience votes from last week and Monday will carry over to week 6 along with the judges’ scores.
Here’s a breakdown of how the other celebs did:
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke danced the Viennese waltz to "Gaston," from Beauty and the Beast. Bruno said, "You nailed that character right on the bull’s-eye … Spot-on on every level." Carrie Ann thought he had "flair for days … and every detail is perfect … spectacular." And Len liked that "the dance mirrored the music. It was full of gusto and zest," and he loved the choreography despite a missing step up on the table. They scored 29.
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe danced Jazz to "When Will My Life Begin?" from Tangled. Len liked "the light and shade … It had a lovely feel to it," but it wasn’t "a spectacular number." Bruno thought she has found her "stride," but she has a tendency to get either behind the music or ahead of it. Carrie felt she "did the Disney name proud," but she needs to open up her movements more. They scored 24.
"Grocery Store" Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson danced a Jive to "Zero" from Ralph Breaks the Internet. Bruno said, "I can sense a faint glimmer of hope," and it was "a baby step in the right direction." Carrie Ann exclaimed, "Go Joe! That was a vast improvement … You didn’t miss a step, truly," but "you close your shoulders a little bit … I want you to own the stage." Len liked how he dusts himself off after getting knocked by the judges ever week, but "there wasn’t enough jive in that jive," so if he comes back next week he needs to embrace full choreography and "give it some welly." They scored 17.
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber danced Contemporary to "Reflection" from Mulan. Carrie Ann said, "I saw you open … And in that moment you connected with all of us deeply." Len appreciated how "gentle" and "understated" it was, with great "musicality." Bruno loved her "determination … You don’t give up, and you get there eventually." They scored 25.
John Schneider and Emma Slater danced the Quickstep to "I Wan’na Be Like You," from The Jungle Book. Len thought it was "full of quickstep content," though he "lost a bit of energy as the dance went on"; nevertheless, it was his "best dance to date." Bruno thought he "brought some sparkle to the jungle" and he was "much lighter on his feet than Baloo." Carrie Ann thought it was his "best performance" despite a couple of "snafus." They scored 24.
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess danced a Waltz to "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. Bruno thought it was "a bit slippery at times," but it was "brave effort" even though he was off the beat. Carrie Ann appreciated his posture and his improvement, though he needs to stop giggling and raising his shoulders. Len admired that he "played it straight" and performed a proper waltz. They scored 21.
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson danced the Quickstep to "Incredits 2," from Incredibles 2. Carrie Ann thought it was a "fabulous routine," especially performing all that choreography in a unitard. Len felt it had "plenty of zippidee-doo-dah," but he thought they needed more body contact, due in part to the spandex. Bruno called it a "blockbuster … Bring on the sequel!" They scored 27.
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS ALEXIS REN IS ASKED IF SHE HAS FEELINGS FOR HER PARTNER ALAN
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS CARRIE ANN ON DEMARCUS WARES CHARLESTON PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS LEN ON ALEXIS RENS FOXTROT PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS TOM REVEALS THE COUPLES IN JEOPARDY
Liam Neeson’s son Micheál is honoring his late mother, Natasha Richardson, by changing his last name from Neeson to Richardson, according to reports. The 23-year-old was just 13 when his mother died at age 45 in a skiing accident in Quebec.
The late Parent Trap star’s mother Vanessa Redgrave, 81, said he didn’t change his name out of lack of respect for his father, but simply to honor his mother.
Redgrave told The Daily Mail: "That wasn’t because he wanted to avoid his father’s fame, which is enormous. He wanted to hold his mother close to him — because she was a remarkable actress. Absolutely remarkable."
In 2015, Micheál spoke of the traumatic loss: "In my mind, subconsciously, I either pushed it out or stored it deep inside. And so, within the next week I was like, ‘Okay, on with my life.’"
But his grief caught up with him: "Things just started going downhill. The people I was with, we were partying a lot. It was dark. I hit rock bottom."
Neeson and Richardson shared two sons: Micheál and Daniel, 22.
Chris Hemsworth and his personal trainer Luke Zocchi were driving around Australia when they ran into an American singer named Scott Hildebrand, who was thumbing his way across country.
Hemsworth shared a video clip of their adventure together, set to Hildebrand’s song, "Ready to Fly."
"So we've just landed in Brissie, we've just seen a guy is hitchhiking to Byron Bay. That's where we're going," Zocchi says in the clip, before turning the camera to the Thor star. "We're going to Byron, we'll give him a lift," Hemsworth says.
But the mode of travel isn’t on land. "Little does he know that we’re getting a chopper," Zocchi says. When Hildebrand gamely offers to pay for gas, Hemsworth explains it’ll cost $4K .
Hildebrand shared the clip too, writing: "When hitchhiking leads to a helicopter ride with Thor. So grateful for this crazy experience and the opportunity to share my music with so many beautiful people. Thanks guys!"
YOUTUBE DONATES TO SLAIN JOURNO FOUNDATION: In the wake of serious criticism for an upcoming film Viper Club, YouTube is donating $40,000 and 50% of theatrical proceeds to a foundation dedicated to slain American journalist James Foley. His mother, Diane Foley, believes the film will endanger freelance conflict reporters like her son. Viper Club, about the practice and dangers of conflict journalism, also re-edited the film to address her concerns that it was skewed to reveal too much personal information about herself and her family. "In consultation with Diane and the board of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, we have chosen to adjust the film to better reflect the everyday realities for conflict journalists, their families and the incredible risks they undertake to tell important stories from some of the most dangerous places in the world," YouTube said in part in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, starring Susan Sarandon, hits theaters this Friday.
NETFLIX PLANS $2B BOND OFFERING: Netflix says it will raise $2 billion by offering bonds to qualified institutional buyers. The debt raised will be used to produce, acquire and develop content. The streaming giant’s annual spending has surged past $12 billion.
THE PRODIGY TEASER DROPS: Little Miles has something evil inside. Nicholas McCarthy’s Prodigy has dropped its first creepy teaser, starring Taylor Schilling as Sarah, described by the film as "a mother whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry." Jackson Robert Scotty also appears as Miles. The film lands February 8th, 2019.
RICHARD PARSONS STEPS DOWN FROM CBS: Richard Parsons has resigned from the CBS Corp. board of directors, and is relinquishing his role as interim chairman, which he took on when Les Moonves departed amid sexual misconduct claims. He cited health issues related to his fight with multiple myeloma. He is being replaces by Strauss Zelnick.