DREW BARRYMORE TO HEADLINE DAYTIME TALK SHOW: Drew Barrymore is coming to daytime TV. Barrymore will headline and executive produce a syndicated talk show for CBS, and the show will launch next fall. "It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show," Barrymore said in a statement. "I'm truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS." She joins other stars on daytime, including Kelly Clarkson and Nick Cannon.
NETFLIX GETS INTO ANIMATED ORIGINAL FILMS: Director Sergio Pablos has signed on to direct Klaus, Netflix's first original animated feature. Written by Despicable Me co-creator Pablos, Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney, Klaus centers on a failing student at a postal academy (Jason Schwartzman), who is stationed in Smeerensberg, an island above the Arctic Circle, and how unexpected friendships can flourish in somber places. Klaus hits theaters November 8th, and Netflix on November 15th.
FILM INSPIRED BY KIM KARDASHIAN ROBBERY: Joann Sfar, a comic book artists and filmmakers, recently finished Fashion Week, a graphic novel inspired by the armed robbery of Kim Kardashian in Paris during fashion week in 2016. The novel is being developed into a film by Sfar as well. The film will address "violence against women, the relationship between the very rich people and the less rich, the world of fashion and the encounter between figures of new and old worlds," Sfar told Variety.
FELICITY JONES AND SHAILENE WOODLEY SIGN ON FOR LAST LETTER: Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley have signed on to star in and executive produce The Last Letter From Your Lover. Callum Turner, Nabhaan Rizwan, Joe Alwyn and Ncuti Gatwa will also star in the film, which is backed by Blueprint Pictures, The Film Farm and Studiocanal. The story follows a dual-narrative love story set in London and the Riviera, and is based on the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes.
Angelina Jolie, 44, filed for divorce from Brad Pitt three years ago. While they're clearly not getting back together, they are still in limbo, primarily because of the sheer size of their fortune. The pair have to split up multiple estates, including the winery and castle Miraval that they bought in France in 2011.
Meanwhile, all is not well between parents and their six kids.
The 55-year-old Pitt is disappointed that he and his eldest son Maddox have been unable to heal the rift that became public after he was accused of handling him to roughly on a private plane. The 2016 incident famously sparked Jolie's bid to divorce him.
"Maddox hasn't been receptive," a source tells Us of his mother's efforts to reconcile her son with the Ad Astra star. "And for Brad, it's a tremendous loss."
Now that Maddox is enrolled in college in South Korea, Pitt hopes to use the opportunity to bond with his other children.
"With Maddox overseas, Brad is also hopeful that Pax will also be interested in reconnecting without the influence of his older brother," adds the insider.
Pitt and Jolie also share kids Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, Vivienne, 11, and Knox, 11.
The royal drama is continuing apace, with yet another report speculating on Prince Harry's lawsuit against the media, and its reverberations within his family and beyond. ICYMI, Harry publicly released a statement decrying the British tabloid press's bullying of his wife Meghan Markle. The statement also alluded to his mother Princess Diana's death, which was blamed in part on the media's fixation on her; later, it was reported that his brother Prince William and his grandmother the Queen weren't consulted, and his advisors recommended that he not release the statement.
Much speculation ensued about whether or not they approved, and Harry and Meghan were even reportedly considering a move to Canada because of the pressure. Now, Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell is telling Us Weekly that Harry's brother William has his back, despite rumors to the contrary.
He says: "The brothers have vowed that no one will be allowed unwanted access to those they love. Harry and Meghan made it clear that they wish to live their lives their own way. They make their own decisions as a family and let very few people into their inner circle."
That contradicts the Daily Express royal reporter Richard Palmer's recent tweet: "Nobody in the Royal Family or the Royal Household is supporting Harry and Meghan at the moment. Even the couple's aides seem embarrassed by their actions. William, who dropped his brother like a ton of hot bricks earlier this year, and Charles have distanced themselves."
Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing at least one new charge, prosecutors revealed Thursday, the day his first sex abuse trial was set to begin. Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty in that case to squeezing a woman's breast on June 9th at a bar in Manhattan. It is unclear if the new charge involves a new victim.
Assistant DA Jenna Long shared the news in Manhattan Criminal Court, as a judge was preparing to send his case to another courtroom for trial, Page Six reports. The 51-year-old Gooding was present, wearing a pinstripe suit, and he reportedly appeared stunned by the revelation.
Long said: "The defendant has been indicted on the charges included in this docket as well as an additional incident previously uncharged."
She did not share details of the charge or charges, but said the case would be sent to Manhattan Supreme Court. The trial was delayed, and Gooding Jr. will be arraigned on new charges this Tuesday, when the new charges will be unsealed.
Bella Hadid celebrated her 23rd birthday with friends and family in New York City Wednesday. In attendance were her friends, mom Yolanda Hadid, sister Gigi Hadid, and brother Anwar Hadid and his girlfriend Dua Lipa.
Kendall Jenner shared a video of her and Bella kissing, captioning the post: "Happy birthday sexy @bellahadid."
The whole crew had lunch at Sadelle's, then went pottery painting at Color Me Mine. Later, they were spotted out at Miss Lily's, where a source tells E! they "drank for hours" and had "a lot of fun."
Meanwhile, her on-again off-again beau The Weeknd was photographed in NYC on Wednesday, but they weren't reportedly together.
A source tells E!: "The Weeknd did reach out to Bella during the day to wish her a 'Happy Birthday' and they have been in touch. There is no bad blood between the two and they are on good terms right now. There isn't any chance of them getting back together right now but Bella never wants to have any anger or resentment towards anyone."
Another source says that after she left Miss Lily's, she "got into the The Weeknd's car."
LAURA DERN SLASHES CHILD SUPPORT: Laura Dern has agreed to cut her ex-husband's child support following the mega-success of Big Little Lies, The Blast reports. The Oscar-winning star agreed to $10,000 per month from Ben Harper, instead of the original $17,000 he was shelling out. In court papers, Harper argued that his income has plummeted while hers has spiked since their agreement was signed in 2017. They share 14-year-old daughter Jaya Harper and 18-year-old son Ellery Harper.
ANT ANSTEAD TALKS BLENDING FAMILIES: Ant Anstead is opening up the challenges of blending families. The Ant Anstead Master Mechanic star, 40, chatted with ET about sharing his newborn son, 4-week-old Hudson London, with wife Christina Anstead and their kids from previous relationships. Ant shares 13-year-old son Archie and 16-year-old daughter Amelie Rose with his ex Louise, while Christina, 36, shares son Brayden James, 4, and daughter Taylor Reese, 9, with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. "I think everybody has to be on the same page," Ant told the outlet of his "golden rule" to blend households. "Everybody has to be present and pulling in the same direction. That includes Tarek, it includes my ex."
KIM KARDASHIAN FEELS ‘BLESSED': Kim Kardashian is in Armenia, and three of her four children with Kanye West—Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West—were baptized. She shared the moment on Instagram, writing: "Thank you Armenia for such a memorable trip. So blessed to have been baptized along with my babies at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia's main cathedral which is sometimes referred to as the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church. This church was built in 303 AD."
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN THINKS SOMEONE IS STEALING FROM HERE: Kourtney Kardashian thinks people are stealing from her, it was revealed on a sneak peek of Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians. As she explained, Kourtney "specifically handed $20" to a valet but had "hundreds" which she "threw back in her bag" before they went missing.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner love roasting each other on social media, so when Joe posted about his "best day ever" he was pretty much asking for it. The musician and actress celebrated a gorgeous wedding over the summer, easily making it a contender for "best day ever." But apparently, it couldn't compete with that time when Joe and his brothers got the opportunity to hang out and drink Coors.
He dubbed a shot of himself and his bros working on a Coors collab: "Best day ever." Sophie commented: "Really? The BEST day EVER?! Interesting......,."
Joe quickly shot back: "True. This is the 2nd best day ever."
On the last night of Luke Bryan's Farm Tour (Oct.5) a couple on the front row handed him a sealed envelope for their baby's gender reveal. He joked to the crowd and said, "These damn gender reveals have gotten out of control." When he finally opened the envelope, he continued to make jokes and laughed and said: "Well, first of all, it's a green piece of paper. Congratulations, you're having an alien!"
He finally told the Arkansas couple they were having a girl and celebrated by singing Kool & the Gang's "Celebration."