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[[tmz:video id="0_4na632nm"]] Janet Jackson gave her baby a taste of Hollywood Wednesday as mother and son lunched at The Ivy. Eissa was chill as he was cradled in Ms. Jackson's arms on their way out. As for reports her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, verbally abused her ... radio silence. We're told it's a difficult, nasty divorce, but Janet had her game face on and showed no sign of distress. As we reported, Randy Jackson claims Wissam called »
- TMZ Staff
Janet Jackson was verbally abused by her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, particularly while she was pregnant with their son ... this according to Janet's older brother, Randy Jackson. Randy claims Wissam called Janet a "bitch" every day while she was expecting. Randy added, "It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home." He went on to tell People Janet's been breaking down into tears backstage »
- TMZ Staff
Janet Jackson is doing her part to make a difference in Houston. In between kicking off her State of the World tour this weekend, the singer took time out of her busy schedule to visit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Janet and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner traveled to the George R. Brown Convention Center earlier today to meet with evacuees. "She brought smiles and hugs," an eyewitness shared with E! News. "She seemed very touched seeing all these people sleeping on cots and her dancers were also very moved." The "All for You" singer along with brother Randy Jackson also spent time with evacuees housed at the Nrg stadium. Janet's good deeds come as the Grammy »
ABC’s “American Idol” reboot has made headlines for bringing Ryan Seacrest back as host and for bringing on Katy Perry as a very well-paid judge, but the singing competition show still has two judges’ seats to fill before its 2018 debut.
Last month, insiders said Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban were in advanced talks to potentially join Perry on the judges’ panel, and while those names are very much in the mix, Variety has learned the decision has not been made, but ABC is starting to lock down on the judges.
“We don’t have to make any decisions immediately so we’re taking a lot of meetings because you want to get it right,” said ABC’s head of alternative programming, Rob Mills, said in a recent interview with Variety. The network isn’t under pressure just yet because though auditions start next week, the judges’ auditions don’t begin until October »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Paramount Pictures have debuted a new video for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, the climate change documentary that arrives in cinemas next Friday (our review is here), and features the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Bono, Pharrell Williams, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Ryan Tedder, Adam Levine, Dnce, The Chainsmokers, Jennifer Hudson, Rainn Wilson, Shailene Woodley, Randy Jackson and Steve Aoki who all say why they are “Inconvenient” to save the planet.
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that »
- Paul Heath
Hollywood’s biggest stars are fighting against climate change.
Al Gore‘s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power released a YouTube video Thursday featuring a large group of celebrities leading the #BeInconvenient campaign. The campaign encourages people to share why they are inconvenient for the spread of climate change, by listing the reasons they choose to fight it.
Paul McCartney leads off by saying he’s inconvenient “for the future of the planet” and Bono follows by making a plea for the “poorest of the poor” who are hit first “and the worst by climate change.”
Pharrell Williams asks viewers »
- Ale Russian
Jackson -- who was a judge for 12 seasons on Fox's American Idol while Seacrest was hosting -- filled in for Kelly Ripa as co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan alongside his old friend. Seacrest will soon return as the host of ABC's reboot of Idol, but remembers a great deal about that first day of auditions for the singing competition show in 2002.
"I remember the first day we were all sitting there like, 'Is this really going to work? What is this?'" Jackson recalled.
"I remember walking in and seeing this guy who just finished his cigarette and his pants were high and his shirt had this gap," Seacrest remembered. "I said, 'This guy is on our show?' Turns out »
There was an “American Idol” reunion on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Thursday, as Randy Jackson co-hosted with Ryan Seacrest. Check out the video below! With Kelly Ripa on vacation this week, Seacrest has been joined by various guest co-hosts. While he’s typically paired with a woman, today he was reunited with his “dawg.” […] »
- Shari Weiss
The 47-year-old singer was a judge on season 12 of the hit music competition, and memorably clashed with fellow judge Nicki Minaj. Et spoke with Carey after her latest stop on her "All The Hits" tour with Lionel Richie at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday night, where she commented on reports that 68-year-old Richie was being tapped to be a judge.
"I would say, don't do it," Carey told Et's Carly Steel. "No, I'm only kidding. If he wants to do it, that'll be great. I think he would be really good at it."
Of course, the mother of two has made no secret about her own negative experience on Idol, once calling it the "worst experience" of her life.
"Yeah, they just were trying to foil me when »
The 42-year-old TV star -- who hosted the show on Fox for 15 seasons -- announced on Thursday's Live With Kelly and Ryan that he will be hosting the reboot of the singing competition show on ABC. "I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a 15-year relationship, and then -- for a reason you don’t really know -- you break up!" Seacrest said of his return. "And I thought, 'Gosh, it would be great to get back together at some point.'"
Seacrest also recalled auditioning for the host of Idol back before the show premiered on Fox in 2002. "I was terrified, and I was a terrible auditioner," he quipped. "I’m not good at rehearsals. I’m not good at auditioning."
"I stood in a room with a bunch of executives and I thought, 'What’s this »
If it were up to Ryan Seacrest, this subway singer would be "going to Hollywood!"
The former American Idol host recently moved to New York City to host Live alongside Kelly Ripa, and is getting the hang of the subway system and the underground entertainment. On Tuesday, Seacrest posted a video to Instagram while on the train, which showcased a man serenading commuters with classic Motown tunes.
"He's not that bad," Seacrest exclaimed of the singer's impressive vocals. He then pulled out his wallet to give the man some money.
While Seacrest clearly still loves finding »
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.
Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:
- Lydia Price
Awesomeness, the Gen Z-leaning digital media outfit, has announced a slew of additions to its creator network -- including influencers from the worlds of online video and traditional entertainment.
In the digital realm, actress and lifestyle vlogger Teala Dunn has re-joined Awesomeness after signing with Fullscreen last year. Dunn counts 2 million subscribers on YouTube and 2.2 million followers on Instagram.
Awesomeness also announced that it has signed Viner-turned-YouTube star Christian Collins, who inked a management deal to be represented by former American Idol judge Randy Jackson in December. Collins, who counts over 25 million followers and 4 billion views across all social platforms, is also a Youth Ambassador for the United Nations. In addition to Christian, Awesomeness has pacted with three of his siblings, who also boast an active social media presence, including: Crawford (323,000 YouTube subscribers), Karisma (86,000 subscribers), and Kirsten (58,000).
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- Geoff Weiss
The 42-year-old TV personality became Ripa's permanent co-host on the long-running daytime talk show on May 1, and tells The Hollywood Reporter that Live alums Michael Strahan and Regis Philbin both reached out to him in one way or another. Seacrest says that Strahan sent him a bottle of wine, while Philbin called him on the phone. "He said to me, 'Ryan, I was most worried about doing something the night before so we had something to talk about in the first 20 minutes of the show, so just make sure you're doing something,'" Seacrest recalls.
As for his looming return to host ABC's American Idol, THR reports in their piece of Seacrest that his deal is close to being completed, but it almost »
Simon Cowell has already said he won't be joining ABC's upcoming American Idol reboot, but what about in the future? Cowell recently spoke to Deadline about the possibility of ever appearing on the TV series again.Cowell was one of the singing competition show's original judges, alongside Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. He left the Fox series after season nine in 2010 to work on the American version of The X Factor.Read More… »
"Good for her!" the "Straight Up" singer said, adding, "Let's just put it on record. I was not getting paid $25 million dollars."
Abdul was on the hit Fox show for eight seasons, from 2002 to 2009, and reportedly left over money.
Currently on her Total Package Tour, Abdul hasn’t been asked to return to Idol, but would be interested in returning to the show in some capacity.
"I don't think I'd do the judging thing anymore?" Abdul shared. "But if they ever called me and they needed help or mentoring with kids, or anything like that. That's what I »
“I'm happy for it,” Jackson told Et’s Denny Directo at the launch of PRIVÉ Revaux Luxury Sunglasses on Thursday.
“Listen, it's a great show. I think it's still the best of its kind ever, so I'm really happy, you know what I mean? It's a great, great show. I'm sure it's gonna be fun.”
In fact, Jackson told Et that he’s already been approached about being a part of the reboot, but not in the way you’d think.
“They wanted me to take Ryan Seacrest's job, because they said 'Look man, look, you got »
The Grammy Award-winning singer took to Instagram Thursday to share a major #tbt moment that occurred 12 years ago.
“12 years later and I’m still not sure how it all happened to me!” she wrote. “12 years ago today, my dreams came true and life has been a dream ever since! I am beyond blessed and so thankful! #AmericanIdol #Tbt.”
Underwood, 34, beat out Bo Bice in the fourth season of the long-running music show. Since then, she’s won seven Grammy Awards and 11 Country Music Awards.
The “Church »
- Alexia Fernandez
This American Idol reunion brings us back to 2005!
Paula Abdul, who served as a judge for the first eight seasons during the show’s original run on Fox, got together on Wednesday evening with season four winner Carrie Underwood at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where Abdul, 54, co-headlined The Total Package Tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men.
“So happy to reunite with the amazingly talented and equally beautiful @carrieunderwood tonight. So proud of your journey,” Abdul wrote on Instagram and Twitter, along with a picture of her hugging 34-year-old Underwood.
“Well, look who I ran into backstage at #TheTotalPackage Tour! »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Will Paula Abdul appear on the new American Idol? It's unclear, and she is also booked solid for the next few months. ABC announced this week it is reviving the singing competition reality show but did not reveal the judges or host. Abdul served as a judge on American Idol for the first eight seasons, along with Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, during its original run on Fox. The series ended in 2015 after 15 seasons. "Idol was and still is one of the most life changing experiences for me," Abdul told E! News exclusively. "I'm so beyond proud to have been there since the inception of it. I think ABC is a great home for Idol. I'm excited for »
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