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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, powerhouse Supreme Court Justice, dies at 87
Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the powerhouse Supreme Court justice and champion for women's rights, has died at the age of 87. "Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," Court Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Her death while still serving on the Court, a scenario long-dreaded by liberals, creates a rare election-year opportunity for President Donald Trump to nominate a conservative replacement, triggering a pitched political battle. Ginsburg had become the standard bearer for the court's liberal wing, writing...
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Bravo green lights new pop culture series 'Bravo's Chat Room'
Bravo Media (LOS ANGELES) -- Fans who can't get enough of Bravo's hit shows will now see even more of the network's stars with the new late night series, Bravo's Chat Room. Executive produced by Andy Cohen of Watch What Happens Live, the six-episode Chat Room will feature a panelist of Porsha Williams (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Gizelle Bryant (Real Housewives of Potomac) and Kate Chastain (Below Deck) discussing all things pop culture, including buzzed-about moments on Bravo shows. The TV personalities will also share stories and insight into their own lives. Chat Room will be hosted by Hannah Berner ...
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TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores starting Sunday
Chesnot/Getty Images (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Starting Sunday, downloads of the massively popular video app TikTok and the messaging app WeChat will be banned in the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday morning. The department said in a statement that the move was necessary to "safeguard the national security of the United States." President Donald Trump issued twin executive orders in August, saying the apps would shut down by September 20 if they were not sold to U.S. owners. The administration claimed the Chinese Communist Party was using data collected through these apps to "threaten the national security,...
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'Cheer' coach Monica Aldama shares statement on Jerry Harris' arrest
ABC/Frank Ockenfels (LOS ANGELES) -- Cheer coach Monica Aldama is speaking out following Jerry Harris' arrest. Harris was arrested on Thursday for one count of producing child pornography. USA Today reported earlier this week that 21-year-old Harris was under investigation by the FBI for allegedly soliciting sex and requesting sexually explicit photos from twin brothers who were 13-years-old at the time. Harris was part of the co-ed Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team in Corsicana, Texas that Aldama is head coach of. The team was the focus of the six-episode docuseries Cheer that debuted on Netflix in January. Late Thursday night,...
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Harvey Weinstein stripped of honorary British title
Jefferson Siegel-Pool/Getty Images (LONDON) -- Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of a British honor. Queen Elizabeth II has announced that the disgraced film producer's title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire has been revoked, an honor bestowed on him in 2004 for his impact on the British film industry. "The Queen has directed that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein to be an Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated 29 January 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the...
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Dax Shepard gives himself an undercut to "match" his daughter
Walt Disney Television/Yolanda Perez (LOS ANGELES) -- Like daughter like father. Dax Shepard gave himself a major makeover on Thursday by taking electric clippers to his hair to give himself an undercut for a very special reason. "Armor" the Armchair Expert podcaster wrote in the caption, revealing what inspired the new look. "Thank you @sarabareilles for giving my daughters an anthem." The song not only served as a new source of inspiration for his little girls, it also led to one of them to experiment with her look. "She requested a specific haircut a few days ago, and now I...
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Challenges aside, Emmy producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart say the show will be "great"
ABC/Todd Wawrychuk (LOS ANGELES) -- The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday night on ABC -- the first major awards show during the pandemic -- and even though it's being held virtually it's not exactly making things easier for Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart. In fact, they say the biggest hurdle they face will be having so many live feeds coming in Sunday night. "... we're going to have 130 cameras all over the world," Hudlin explains. "It's sort of like trying to watch a hundred and thirty sports matches at the same time," Stewart adds. Additionally, one...
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Chrissy Teigen reveals the sex of her unborn baby
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting a baby boy, Teigen announced Thursday. In an Instagram Live video, the model was discussing her pregnancy when she seemed to slip up and refer to the unborn baby as "he." Upon realizing her mistake, she covered her mouth and said with a laugh, "I'm stupid." "hahahahaha might as well tell you," she captioned the clip. Teigen, 34, and Legend, 41, announced last month that they were expecting their third child. Recently, however, the cookbook author has had to be on "complete and total" bed rest due...
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NeNe Leakes announces departure from 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
Charles Sykes/Bravo (ATLANTA) -- It's the end of an era -- for now. NeNe Leakes has revealed that she will not return the The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 13. Leakes, 52, who was apart of the original cast when the show began in 2008, shared her decision in a YouTube video on Thursday titled, "Listen Closely, I got something to tell you." "Thank you to all of you guys that have been showing me a lot of love and support as of late..." the reality star began. "I have been on an extremely, extremely long, exhausting, tiring, emotional...
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Tatiana Maslany joins the MCU as She-Hulk and Mark Ruffalo approves
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) -- There's a new Hulk joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and her name is Jennifer Walters, AKA She-Hulk. Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany will help usher in the MCU's next phase, starring in the Disney+ series about the titular green heroine. Deadline reports that Marvel Studios has also tapped Marry Me's Kat Coiro to serve as the series' director and Rick and Morty's Jessica Gao to pen the script. Fans reacted enthusiastically to the news that that the Emmy Award winning actress is the newest member of the extended MCU family. Some even joked that if other...
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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt recreate NSFW 'Fast Times' scene as Morgan Freeman hilariously narrates
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner (LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston finally reunited Thursday for the Dane Cook Presents Feelin' A-Live: Fast Times at Ridgemont High charity table read that left fans howling. Several A-listers reenacted the 1982 classic film, but all eyes were on Pitt and Aniston -- who famously broke up in 2005 and haven't appeared on screen together since -- to see what roles they'd play. The two were cast as Brad Hamilton and Linda Barrett, respectively, who share a hilarious but extremely NSFW scene together in the film. Linda is the object of Brad's...
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Jimmy Kimmel: Virtual Emmys "will be entertaining" and "you have nothing to do"
ABC/Jeff Lipsky (LOS ANGELES) -- The Emmys air Sunday night on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host for what will be first major awards show during the pandemic -- a position he never could've imagined when he agreed to the gig. "They asked me to host the Emmys well before the pandemic occurred, and it seemed like it would be fun at the time, and now it seems like it's going to be less fun," he admits. "Hopefully it will be entertaining for the people at home, adds the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, who points out, "you have nothing...
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