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Wendy Williams Taking Extended Break From Daytime Talk Show

Wendy Williams Taking Extended Break From Daytime Talk Show
Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her syndicated daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show. A statement from the Williams Hunter family says Williams, while recovering from a fractured shoulder, has experienced complications from her Graves’ disease which will require hospitalization and she will be taking time off “to focus on her personal and physical well-being.”

“As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend,” said the Williams Hunter family statement. “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital. Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being.”

Distributor and producer Debmar-Mercury
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Stefanos Miltsakakis, Muscleman in 5 Van Damme Films, Dies at 59

Stefanos Miltsakakis, Muscleman in 5 Van Damme Films, Dies at 59
Stefanos Miltsakakis, the powerful martial arts muscleman who squared off against Jean-Claude Van Damme in Maximum Risk, The Quest and three other action films, has died. He was 59.

Miltsakakis died in his sleep on Jan. 10 at his home in Santa Monica, his longtime personal manager, Stephen Brown, told The Hollywood Reporter. "He was a mentor to so many of us who was blessed to have known him," Brown said.

As the Russian thug Red Face in Maximum Risk (1996), the hulking Miltsakakis fights Van Damme in a blazing building, in a sauna (where somehow their towels stay on) and finally ...
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Ex-College Basketball Star Jermaine Marshall Dead at 28

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Ex-Arizona State basketball star Jermaine Marshall -- who also had a brief stint in the NBA -- has died at 28 years old ... his French professional team announced Friday. Marshall was reportedly found dead in his apartment. The cause of death has not been released. The Pennsylvania native played 3 seasons with Penn State before transferring to Asu for his senior year. He played a huge role in the Sun Devils' Ncaa tournament run in 2014, averaging 15 points.
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Future Slams Russell Wilson Over His Relationship With Ciara

Future Slams Russell Wilson Over His Relationship With Ciara
Future has a few things to say about Russell Wilson. The 35-year-old rapper, who just released his new album The Wizrd, has opened up about his ex, Ciara, and her now-husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Wilson in a candid new interview. Future and Ciara, who share 4-year-old son Future Zahir Wilburn together, called off their engagement in 2014. She went on to start a relationship with Wilson in 2015, tying the knot a year later. The couple welcomed daughter Sienna Princess Wilson in April 2017. On Thursday, Future shared his thoughts on Wilson and Ciara's relationship in an interview on Beats 1 radio. "He do exactly what she tell him to do," Future said of Wilson and Ciara's...
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Here's Why Wendy Williams' Return to Daytime TV Is Delayed Again

Here's Why Wendy Williams' Return to Daytime TV Is Delayed Again
Wendy Williams isn't ready to return to her purple chair just yet. The Wendy Williams Show viewers hoping to see the talk-show host on the small screen are going to have to wait a little longer. E! News has learned the show will air repeat episodes the week of January 21 and will produce brand-new episodes with a variety of hosts starting the week of January 28. "As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend. Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves' Disease that will require treatment," The Hunter Family said in a statement on Instagram. "Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians,...
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Soulja Boy Hypes Himself, Announces New Album, Further Trashes Tyga & Drake

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Soulja Boy Hypes Himself, Announces New Album, Further Trashes Tyga & Drake
Soulja Boy loves him some Soulja Boy, and why shouldn't he? He's wanted by multiple record labels, and he's the hottest rapper in the game after having the biggest 2018 comeback ... according to him. The rapper tells TMZ his old record label, Interscope, desperately wants to sign him back, so he used it as leverage with his current label, eOne, to strike a deal for a new album ... which he says is coming soon. Soulja says
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The Key to Game of Thrones Season 8 Might Be Hiding in Jon Snow's Statue From the Teaser

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The Key to Game of Thrones Season 8 Might Be Hiding in Jon Snow's Statue From the Teaser
It's been so long since Game of Thrones was on the air that I honestly forgot what it was like to have the entire world pick apart each frame of footage piece by piece, unearthing potential clues that I wouldn't have been able to spot even if I had microscopes for eyes. Fortunately, when the first teaser for the eighth and final season of the HBO series dropped, diehard fans were ready and willing to dissect each second to see if any secrets were nestled in the walls of the Winterfell crypt. Lo and behold, a big hint about what's to come might have been hiding in plain sight all along.

As a reminder, the brief teaser sees Sansa and Arya Stark, and their sibling/cousin Jon Snow, marching through the crypts, passing statues of their late relatives, like Ned and Catelyn Stark. When they reach a far wall, though,
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See the Rent Live Cast Side by Side With the Film's Cast

Rent is getting ready to be shared with a whole new generation through Fox's live production later this month. While the Broadway musical first opened in 1996, it was eventually turned into a film in 2005, starring a handful of the original cast members. As Fox gets ready to adapt the memorable story, we're anxious to see how some of the new stars will portray the memorable characters.

Vanessa Hudgens is set to take on Idina Menzel's memorable role as Maureen, while Jordan Fisher will be playing the show's lead Mark, who was originally played by Anthony Rapp. Before Fox's Rent Live premieres on Jan. 27, see how the new stars stack up against the movie cast ahead.

Related: These Photos of the Rent Live Cast Have Us Dancing the Tango Maureen in Excitement
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Surprise! This Is How Porsha Williams Announced Her Pregnancy to The Real Housewives of Atlanta Costars

Surprise! This Is How Porsha Williams Announced Her Pregnancy to The Real Housewives of Atlanta Costars
The ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta were in for more than one surprise during their big trip to Tokyo. While celebrating Eva Marcille's Bachelorette party, Porsha Williams had announcement of her own to make—she's pregnant. So, how'd she go about pulling off this big reveal? As you can see in the clip below, she learned how to say "I'm pregnant" in Japanese and enlisted NeNe Leakes' help in revealing the life-changing news. And Porsha was already the topic of conversation at the table before she dropped her big news—Kandi Burruss was talking about their strained relationship after some gossip. "Looking back at the situation, I just feel like it got out of control,...
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Bow Wow Says Soulja Boy Paved The Way For Current Wave of Rap Artists

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Bow Wow Says Soulja Boy Paved The Way For Current Wave of Rap Artists
As you know, Soulja's been running his mouth nonstop ...  trashing Tyga, Kanye West, Famous Dex and even Yeezy's political pal, Donald Trump ... all while hyping up his new video game console.  Bow Wow, who's been boys with Soulja forever, says his friend's media blitz isn't some elaborate marketing scheme ... it's just the Soulja Boy we all know and love.  
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Netflix Reveals the Hardest Ending to Get in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - Did You Find It?

Even after sitting on Netflix for a solid few weeks, it seems the excitement surrounding Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is holding strong. Now that the majority of Black Mirror fans and other Netflix subscribers have had a chance to play through the choose-your-own-adventure film, Netflix has seized the opportunity to share some interesting finds about the project. These interesting bits of information have been coming out through various official Twitter handles.

For instance, Netflix Us revealed that 73% of viewers told Stefan to take the job, and you also, I think, have to have killed Dad at least once. Eventually, Netflix will give you a "loop-back" choice: "Get rabbit from Dad."

This unlocks a path in which Stefan sneaks into his father's study. There are a few interesting paths down this route, but if you want the train ending, you must enter in "Toy." Stefan will find his rabbit in the safe,
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Space Force: Steve Carell Is Bringing a New Workplace Comedy to Netflix

Space Force: Steve Carell Is Bringing a New Workplace Comedy to Netflix
Steve "Silver Fox" Carell has spent the last few years making a name for himself in Hollywood, proving that on top of his comedic genius, he's also an extremely talented dramatic actor. Films like Beautiful Boy, Foxcatcher, and Battle of the Sexes even drummed up award season buzz. But now it seems like the 56-year-old is returning to his sitcom roots to star in a Netflix series about the absurd branch of America's armed services that Donald Trump proposed in 2018: the Space Force.

The show, aptly titled Space Force, is described as "a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services." There's no word on any specific plot details as of yet, but the show will be a collaboration between The Office alums Greg Daniels and Carell, the latter of whom will also star. An episode count and premiere date are still under wraps,
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R. Kelly and Sony Agree to Part Ways Amid Allegations

R. Kelly and Sony Agree to Part Ways Amid Allegations
R. Kelly's career in the music industry appears to be changing yet again. According to multiple reports, the singer and Sony have agreed to part ways on the heels of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly. No external announcement of the move is planned in the immediate future, a source shared with Variety. When music followers went to R. Kelly's page on RCA's website Friday morning, an "Error 404 - Page Not Found!" appeared on the screen.  E! News has reached out to R. Kelly's attorney for comment. Reps for both RCA Records and its parent company Sony Music declined comment to Variety. The latest news comes as the "Ignition" and "I Believe I...
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These Badass Taraji P. Henson Quotes Are Going on Your Vision Board

These Badass Taraji P. Henson Quotes Are Going on Your Vision Board
The gender pay gap is excruciatingly unfair to women of color, and it's an unfortunate hurdle that affects even those at the top of their professions, including women in Hollywood. Taraji P. Henson - who has been in the game for over two decades - knows the struggle well and opened up about her experiences with pay negotiations in Net-a-Porter's digital magazine, The Edit. The Empire star's quotes about salary negotiations and no longer accepting less than her worth have vision-board potential. Seriously, they're that real.

"'Honey, a zero is missing. Tell them to go find it then call me back.'"

Of the pay discrepancy she faced while working on 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Taraji was paid just $500,000 for her role, while costars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett reportedly made tens of millions - Taraji talked about having to "bite that bullet" and use it
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Gladys Knight Defends Her Decision to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl 2019

Gladys Knight Defends Her Decision to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl 2019
Gladys Knight is speaking out ahead of her special performance. Just days after the National Football League announced that the "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" singer will be singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 2019, the Grammy winner decided to defend her decision to participate in the festivities. "I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things and they are police violence and injustice. It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone," Gladys shared in a statement to E! News. "I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice,...
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Riverdale Is Doing Another Musical Episode, and It's Based on an Iconic '80s Teen Movie

Riverdale is setting the stage for another musical episode! After putting on a production of Carrie: The Musical during season two, the show will be taking on Heathers: The Musical, based on the 1989 teen film, this time around. The episode will air on March 20 and feature nine songs from the off-Broadway musical.

On Thursday, executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa gave a glimpse of the cast list, which includes Veronica (Camila Mendes), Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), and Betty (Lili Reinhart) as the three Heathers. "Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie," Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement. "This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie. Heathers: The Musical is Big Fun, with great roles for the Riverdale kids."

And while Jughead (Cole Sprouse) didn't participate in any of the numbers last season, Aguirre-Sacasa added that "everyone is singing" this time around!

Here we go.....❤️
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ARod Gets Recognized as "the Guy That J Lo Is Dating," and His Reaction Is Hilarious

ARod Gets Recognized as
What a tool... pic.twitter.com/z6oxP2HaCC

- Alex Rodriguez (@Arod) January 16, 2019

You know who looks like Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez? Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez. At least that's what one woman thought when she saw the 43-year-old former Mlb player while out and about. In a video posted by Alex, the woman is heard telling him that he looks just like J Lo's beau. But Alex decided to have a little fun with her and play dumb.

She first showed him a photo of Alex rocking a pair of pajamas on social media, to which he responded, "I'd never wear pajamas that goofy. Never. What a tool." But the woman was adamant that she was basically looking at his twin - except she wasn't. She really was looking at the ARod, who is dating the J Lo. Watch their hilarious back-and-forth before Alex finally reveals
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Drake Is Rumored to Be Joining the Short List of Rappers to Land a Las Vegas Residency

For fans who attended Drake's recent tour, it seems there will be plenty more social media moments where that came from. The rapper is rumored to be in the process of finalizing a residency at the Wynn resort's Xs Nightclub in Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Drake told the audience during a recent appearance at the club, "Vegas! When I came back, I thought it'd be back at T-Mobile Arena." He added, "But I'll be back here at Xs all year. You'll have a lotta chances to see me."

Drake has since continued to drop hints, even captioning a photo from the appearance, "New home." (He also tagged Wynn Las Vegas and Xs Nightclub in the post.) Though it's certainly big news, Drake isn't the first rapper to have a Las Vegas residency: Pusha T, Big Boi, and T.I. are among the few who have landed residencies recent years,
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Steve-o Recalls Snorting Cocaine Mixed With HIV-Positive Blood

Steve-o Recalls Snorting Cocaine Mixed With HIV-Positive Blood
Steve-o has come a long way from some of his darkest times.  The Jackass alum, who is approaching his 11th anniversary of sobriety, reflected on the depths of his addictions during a recent interview for In Depth with Graham Bensinger.  During the interview, the 44-year-old star recalled his beginnings with alcohol, claiming that his mother would give him "just a little booze" on planes to stop him from crying and that his parents would allow him and his siblings a drink on New Year's Eve. According to him, he had drank before 12 years old. In addition to alcohol, the star shared all the different types of drugs he took before his recovery began in the late 2000s.  "My...
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Misty Copeland Brings Things Full Circle With The Nutcracker Role

Misty Copeland Brings Things Full Circle With The Nutcracker Role
Misty Copeland was dancing on air while making The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. In this exclusive sneak peek at one of the bonus features included in the film's Blu-ray and digital release, Copeland—who had a featured role as the Ballerina Princess—speaks candidly and joyously about what it meant to her. "I never imagined I would be a part of a film of this magnitude, so when Disney wanted to have me be a part of it, it was just like a no-brainer. The Nutcracker was the very first ballet that I ever performed in, and I performed the role of Clara," Copeland said. "It makes sense, I think, to have ballet—to have dance—be a part of this film." The holiday movie, directed...
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