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Naya Rivera’s Cause of Death Ruled an Accidental Drowning

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Naya Rivera’s Cause of Death Ruled an Accidental Drowning
The cause of death for “Glee” star Naya Rivera was an accidental drowning, the Ventura County Medical Examiner confirmed Tuesday.

The body recovered from Lake Piru in Ventura County on Monday was confirmed to be Rivera by dental comparison, and a full autopsy has been performed, according to a statement from the medical examiner.

“The autopsy findings are consistent with a drowning and the condition of the body is consistent with the time that she was submerged,” the statement said. The autopsy found “No traumatic injuries or disease processes” and no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved in her test. Samples have been submitted for toxicology testing.

Also Read: Naya Rivera Honored by Ryan Murphy and Fellow 'Glee' Creators: She Was 'Warm,' 'Caring' and 'Fiercely Protective'

Rivera was reported missing on July 8 after her 4-year-old son, Josey, was found alone on a boat on Lake Piru,
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Jennifer Grey Is Working on a New Dance Movie That May Be ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel

Jennifer Grey Is Working on a New Dance Movie That May Be ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel
There may be another “Dirty Dancing” movie in the works.

Original star Jennifer Grey is collaborating with Lionsgate on an untitled dance movie in which she will star and executive produce.

The studio refuses to comment on whether the project, set in the 1990s, will bring back Grey’s Frances “Baby” Houseman character. “Dirty Dancing” starred Patrick Swayze as Grey’s dance instructor and romantic interest, along with Jerry Orbach and Kelly Bishop as Grey’s parents. The original film was set in 1963 at a Catskills resort.

Megamix’s Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer are shepherding the untitled project with a screenplay by the team of Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, whose credits include “Five Feet Apart” and “The Curse of La Llorona.”

The original “Dirty Dancing” was released in 1987 by Vestron. It grossed $217 million at the worldwide box office and sold more than 1 million home video units. The song
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Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews Out as Hosts of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews Out as Hosts of ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Dancing With the Stars” is moving on without its longtime co-hosts, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, ABC announced on Monday.

The news comes after Bergeron tweeted that he had been informed that the show “will be continuing without me” on Monday. “It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career,” he wrote. “I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”

In a joint statement in response to Bergeron’s tweet, ABC and “Dancing With the Stars” producers BBC Studios attributed the decision to a “new creative direction” for the long-running dancing competition show. No replacements for the duo were announced.

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“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family,” the two companies said.
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Grant Imahara, ‘Mythbusters’ Host, Dies at 49

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Grant Imahara, ‘Mythbusters’ Host, Dies at 49
Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and former host on the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters” has died at 49, a spokesperson for Discovery has confirmed to Variety.

“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” the Discovery spokesperson said in a statement.

No other details about Imahara’s death were provided.

Imahara co-hosted more than 200 episodes of “Mythbusters,” beginning with season 3 in 2005 through 2014. He joined the show after an invitation from host Jamie Hyneman and was a part of the Build Team with Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. He replaced welder Scottie Chapman. Imahara was best known for making the robots and other electronics needed for the experiments on the hit show.

Fellow “Mythbusters” host Adam Savage paid tribute to Imahara on Twitter.

“I’m at a loss.
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‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Found Dead at 33

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‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Found Dead at 33
Glee” star Naya Rivera has died. She was 33. Her body was identified at Lake Piru in Ventura County, Calif., the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed at a press conference on Monday.

Rivera was first identified as the missing person involved in a possible drowning at Lake Piru on July 8 after her 4-year-old son was found alone in their rented boat. The search and rescue operation continued for five more days amid low water visibility and numerous obstacles on the lake bottom.

Rivera is best known for her groundbreaking role as Santana Lopez on the Fox series “Glee,” playing the character from 2009 until the show’s finale in 2015. As part of the “Glee” cast, she received several nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Grammys and Teen Choice Awards.

Born on Jan. 12, 1987, in Valencia, Calif., Rivera — who was of Puerto Rican, African American and German descent — appeared in commercials as
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Benjamin Keough Dies: Son Of Lisa Marie Presley And Grandson Of Elvis Presley Was 27

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Benjamin Keough Dies: Son Of Lisa Marie Presley And Grandson Of Elvis Presley Was 27
Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley’s and the grandson of Elvis Presley, died on Sunday in Calabasas, Calif. He was 27.

According to TMZ, Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lisa Marie Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement given to media: “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Keough’s sister is actress Riley Keough and his father is musician Danny Keough, who Lisa Marie Presley divorced in 1994. He also has two twin sisters Finley and Harper Lockwood whose father is Presley’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

In a tweet from 2019, Lisa Marie Presley tweeted a photo of her family which included Keough. Many commented on his resemblance to his legendary grandfather.

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‘Jerry Maguire’ Actress Kelly Preston Dies After Breast Cancer Battle at 57

‘Jerry Maguire’ Actress Kelly Preston Dies After Breast Cancer Battle at 57
Kelly Preston, the actress best known for her role as the fiancée of Tom Cruise’s character in Jerry Maguire, died Sunday. She was 57.

The actress’s husband, John Travolta, shared the news on Instagram Monday. “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” he wrote. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

Born October 13th, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Preston studied acting at the University of Southern California
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‘Kidding’ Canceled at Showtime After Two Seasons

‘Kidding’ Canceled at Showtime After Two Seasons
Kidding” starring Jim Carrey has been canceled at Showtime. The show aired its second season earlier this year on the premium cabler.

“After two seasons, ‘Kidding’ has concluded its run on Showtime,” the network said in a statement. “We are very proud to have aired this imaginative, critically-acclaimed and rewarding series, and we would like to thank Jim Carrey, Dave Holstein, Michael Aguilar, Michel Gondry and the entire cast and crew for their brilliant and tireless work.”

Carrey starred in the dramedy as iconic children’s television host, Jeff Pickles. While he is famous the world over for his kind and gentle ways with children,
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‘Empire’ Alum Bryshere Gray Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

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‘Empire’ Alum Bryshere Gray Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges
Empire” alum and rapper Bryshere Gray was arrested on domestic violence charges in Goodyear, Arizona Monday, after a woman who identified herself as his wife called 9-1-1 to report the former Fox star.

Police responded to the woman’s call, which was placed from a gas station, on Sunday at approximately 10:15 p.m, according to a press release from the Goodyear Police Department. The woman told police she had been assaulted at her home for “several hours” by her husband, who she said was Gray, an actor best known for playing Hakeem Lyon on the recently ended “Empire” for the Fox hip-hop drama’s entire six season run.

According the department, “The victim had numerous visible injuries on her body and also stated that she was strangled at one point by Gray and temporarily lost consciousness. She was taken to a nearby hospital.”

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CBS Plans New and Returning TV Shows for Fall 2020 Premieres Despite Coronavirus

CBS Plans New and Returning TV Shows for Fall 2020 Premieres Despite Coronavirus
Update: Survivor has been taken off the fall schedule on Wednesdays, replaced by S.W.A.T.  "Producers for Survivor, the Network's perennial Wednesday 8:00 Pm series, are continuing to work with officials in Fiji on the appropriate time to start production on its next edition, with health and safety matters the top priority for everyone involved," CBS said in a statement.  ---------------- CBS is placing its bets on getting production back up and running for the fall 2020 TV season. The network announced two new shows will debut in the fall, The Equalizer with Queen Latifah and B Positive starring Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford. Clarice, a crime drama set after the...
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The LGBTQ Musicians You Need to Be Listening to Right Now

The LGBTQ Musicians You Need to Be Listening to Right Now
"My music is queer because I'm queer. But queer artist is not a category. You can't make a playlist for queer artists because they're not all the same." That's what King Princess had to say to The New York Times back in March 2020 on the topic of queer music. And, to a degree, she's right.  It's impossible to classify music strictly as "queer" because what does that even sound like? It's certainly not a genre with identifiable sonic characteristics like R&b or zydeco. And yet, in recent years, there's been an explosion of openly queer musicians. These rock (or pop or country or...) stars are living loud and proud lives across the LGBTQ spectrum while...
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Maggie Q: Inside My Self-Care Routine

Maggie Q: Inside My Self-Care Routine
Prepare to feel inspired. We've been watching Maggie Q kick ass for years in hit movies and TV, from Mission: Impossible III to her starring role on The CW's underrated Nikita and, most recently, Netflix's Designated Survivor, so it makes sense that her at-home self-care practice is just as aspirational.  In this week's installment of E's Wellness Wednesday series, the founder of Qeep Up, an environmentalist movement and sustainable activewear line that uses 100 percent recycled plastic from the oceans, is revealing her favorite way to break a sweat, her go-to snack and recipe, and who she turns to for positivity and inspiration when she needs a lift.   Affirmation or...
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Tyra Banks Is the New Host of Dancing With the Stars

Tyra Banks Is the New Host of Dancing With the Stars
She can smize, but can she salsa? Tyra Banks is the new host of Dancing With the Stars, ABC announced today.   Just a day after former hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews revealed they had been let go from the long-running competition series, Banks was revealed to not only be the new host, but also a new executive producer as the show heads in a "new creative direction."  "In collaboration with the show's executive producer/showrunner, Andrew Llinares, Banks will bring her energy and inspiration to the creative refresh the team is planning while honoring the show America loves," CBS said.  ""I've been a fan of DWTS since its beginning...The fun...
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Kelly Clarkson Is Brought To Tears When Jordin Sparks Sings To Her Son

Kelly Clarkson Is Brought To Tears When Jordin Sparks Sings To Her Son
Emotions were running high on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”. The daytime talk show host had Jordin Sparks on Tuesday’s program, and was brought to tears when her fellow American Idol alum began to sing “You Are My Sunshine” to her 2-year-old son, Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. It was just too much for Clarkson when the little boy started to sing along!
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Hayden Panettiere Granted Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend Brian Hickerson

Hayden Panettiere Granted Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend Brian Hickerson
Hayden Panettiere has obtained a restraining order against former boyfriend Brian Hickerson, E! News can confirm.  According to court records, the 30-year-old actress filed to register an out-of-state restraining order that would protect her from Hickerson in California, where she is currently living. Five months ago, Hickerson was arrested in Wyoming for domestic battery following an incident allegedly involving Panettiere. In April, Hickerson, 30, reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charge. A jury trial is scheduled for September.  Following the alleged altercation, a source said Panettiere ended their relationship and returned to Los Angeles.  "Hayden has since moved back to...
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Ryan Reynolds Just Sent Paul McCartney a Bottle of Queen Elizabeth's Gin

Ryan Reynolds Just Sent Paul McCartney a Bottle of Queen Elizabeth's Gin
Ryan Reynolds welcomes some healthy competition. The Aviation Gin owner jokingly celebrated the Royal Family's launch of a gin brand, officially titled Buckingham Palace Gin, by sending a bottle to Beatles artist Paul McCartney. The Deadpool star captioned his Instagram of a false receipt, "Pre-ordered."  However, many were quick to notice the address for the famed musician was 221b Baker Street, Downton Abbey Rd, 1D4 Lyf, a fake address which can best be described as a combination of British pop culture names. And if that didn't give the ruse away, then Ryan's address of 1 Upmanship Dr., Notcoolington, Wtf Fml did the trick.  That being said,...
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Porsha Williams Arrested At Breonna Taylor Protest In Louisville

Porsha Williams Arrested At Breonna Taylor Protest In Louisville
Porsha Williams has been arrested at a protest for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday. Et has learned that the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star was arrested while protesting the killing of the 26-year-old Emt, who was fatally shot by police in her apartment earlier this year. Williams and many others had gathered outside the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
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Naya Rivera’s Family Speaks Out Following ‘Glee’ Star’s Death

Naya Rivera’s Family Speaks Out Following ‘Glee’ Star’s Death
Naya Rivera‘s family is speaking out after her body was found at Lake Piru in California on Monday, after she went missing last Wednesday. They released a statement Tuesday about the loss of their beloved family member. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers for Naya, Josey and our family over the past week. While we grieve the
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Colin Jost Recalls Meeting "Intimidatingly Sophisticated" Scarlett Johansson for the First Time

Colin Jost Recalls Meeting
Was it love at first sight for Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson? Sort of. Instead of experiencing that strike of Cupid's arrow, the Saturday Night Live star was acutely aware of the actress' star power and intelligence. He writes in his book A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir that his first impression of his future fiancée was that she was "beautiful, smart, sweet and intimidatingly sophisticated." The pair met on the set of SNL in 2006, which happened to be his first year as a sketch writer on the show and her first time hosting. "I got eight sketches on the show my first year, including one cold open and a parody of MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen,...
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Vinny Guadagnino Sparks Romance Rumors with Too Hot to Handle's Francesca Farago

Vinny Guadagnino Sparks Romance Rumors with Too Hot to Handle's Francesca Farago
Is there a new romance brewing in the reality TV world? The stars point to yes. Vinny Guadagnino seems to be taking his role on MTV's A Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny seriously. Why, you ask? The 32-year-old star is sparking romance rumors with Too Hot to Handle's Francesca Farago. Over the weekend, the two were spotted dining at a New York City restaurant. In photographs obtained by Daily Mail, they appeared to be enjoying each other's company and looked smitten during their outing. In one image, the Netflix star leaned over to see something on Vinny's phone and they seemed to be giggling. For their hangout, the Jersey Shore alum...
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