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ALEC BALDWIN SEEKS TO HELP OBESE BEAR: Alec Baldwin is calling upon Governor Tom Wolf to help an obese black bear Dillan, and others like him, find a better life. Union County Sportsmen's Club in Pennsylvania to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado in January, and now Baldwin, on behalf of PETA, wants Wolf to charge the Club with neglect. The 62-year-old wrote in a letter obtained by Page Six that "…his abusers still haven't been charged with cruelty to animals and neglect over Dillan's mistreatment. An example must be set to help other animals stuck in similarly shoddy situations." He called out Dillan's "morbidly obese" weight at 857 pounds, "which is more than two and a half times the normal weight for a male Asiatic black bear."

INSIDE MEGHAN AND HARRY'S NEW HOME: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have bought a $14 estate in Montecito, and Page Six has the details. The 18,000-square-foot estate has nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, plus rose gardens, century-old olive trees, a tennis court and a tea house. There's also a children's cottage and a pool. Meghan's mother Doria Ragland is believed to be set to move into a two-bedroom guest house.

ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL BUSTED FLIPPING OUT ON VIDEO: Anthony Michael Hall was caught on video cursing out a group of people hanging out poolside at the South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas. "As a result of a misunderstanding and miscommunication between myself and some hotel guests, the situation needlessly and regrettably escalated," he told TMZ. "I am deeply sorry for my words and actions and ask for forgiveness from anyone who I may have offended."

TALLULAH WILLIS TALKS HEALING POWER OF FASHION: Tallulah Willis has spent her entire life in the spotlight as the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, and now that she is healing after a long struggle with an eating disorder, she tells Page Six that fashion has helped her. She says: "On some of my lowest days, I would see the impact that putting thought into my outfit would bring. Even if it was a cozy day, having that specific sweatpant or special slipper just elevated my mood ever so slightly. If I could bring myself to push past the desire to just ruminate in my pain and throw on a ‘look,' I felt more protected going out in the world." Now, she has created her own line of comfort wear called Wyllis. Sweatshirts feature phrases like "incredibly uncomfortable in my own skin" and "I am worthy of love and care."

MISCHA BARTON TALKS THE HILLS: Mischa Barton spoke to ET about the rumors that she might not return to The Hills: New Beginnings, and instead by replaced by Caroline D'Amore, the CEO of Pizza Girl. Barton admitted that D'Amore "was maybe gonna come on the show," and that the news made her feel "like I had egg on my face." She continued: "The show started right before a pandemic, and I think it'll be interesting to see if everyone's resolved any of their s**t and ready to deal with it face-on, truly, this time around, and maybe be as open and honest as they can be, and like maybe there's some stuff that still needs to be talked about."

KYLE RICHARDS AND TEDDI MELLENCAMP DENY BIPHOBIA: Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp were accused of biphobia after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars spoke out on the alleged affair between co-stars Brandi Glanville and Denise Richards. On Watch What Happens Live, Mellencamp said: "When I said at the first dinner, 'This is really bad,' it's not because it was a woman, it was because it was an affair that we were told on camera. And that's the part you hate having to talk about, but it was already out there." Richards piped up: "It has nothing to do with that. If you hear a married woman has an affair and you're on a reality show, it's going to come up. It's been said on camera! If it was not told to us on camera, it would not have come up, honestly. But it's an affair, regardless of if it's a man or a woman, and you're on a reality show."


NICK CANNON IS NOT SUING VIACOMCBS

Nick Cannon has denied reports that he plans to file a $1.5 billion lawsuit against ViacomCBS for the rights of his show Wild N' Out. According to TMZ, Nick's rep said that the reports are inaccurate and he is currently focusing on bringing people together and fighting bigotry, racism and hate.

As previously reported, ViacomCBS severed ties with Cannon after comments that were deemed anti-semitic on his Cannon's Class podcast.

NICK CANNON AND JESSICA WHITE CALL IT QUITS

In other news, Jessica White revealed on Instagram that she and Nick are no longer together. She wrote, "Someone who values you, wouldn't ever put themselves in a position to lose you. I'm so blessed, I'm whole, and ready to embrace a single life free from all baggage."

She continued, "I wish nothing but the best for @nickcannon But truly excited for the next chapter in my life. Someone tag Brad Pitt and let him know I'm single and momma has an abundance of pure love to give! Hahahahaha."

A few weeks back, White revealed that she and Nick were together despite the announcement that he was expecting another child with Brittany Bell.


KYLIE JENNER DRAGGED BY FASHION DESIGNER FOR LACK OF RECOGNITION

Fashion designer Michael Costello took Kylie Jenner to task in the comment section of her birthday post lauding Olivier Rousteing, who designed the dress she wore. In the post, she said: "Thank you my love @olivier_rousteing for the most perfect bday dress." Many of her 189 million IG followers praised the bejeweled mini, but Costello had other thoughts.

"Thank you Oliver for the perfect bday dress," he commented. "And thank you to the no name designers who work tirelessly around the clock on custom looks who she won't tag , mention or @ . . . Unless it's paid."

He continued, "And thank you to the glam team who always gets tagged no matter what. (this post has nothing to do with me as Kylie only wears something from me once a year and I'm lucky if I get a decent pic to post. No shade to any of her team who styles her and no shame to the glam team . Even though we know you can not wait to unfollow me and drag me for filth!"

Plus: "But it's sad that designers work so so so so hard on these opportunities to dress these gorgeous popular women and they only tag the major high end designers like Oliver but forget about the other ones. ( this has nothing to do with my brand ) but it definitely has a lot to do with the la designers why not tag at least one ? Not all the time but maybe once in a while."

It seems Costello's points were heard loud and clear, as it has received 2K likes. But others called him out. Wrote one: "She purchased the dress and if she tags you or not doesn't matter, just be happy and move on. Doing things this way is not it!"

Speaking of likes, the post itself got more than 8.6 million.


CUBA GOODING JR.'S LAWYER ARGUES SMALL-BREASTED WOMEN ARE DELUSIONAL

Novel defense! Cuba Gooding Jr.'s defense team asked a judge on Thursday to let them grill his alleged sexual assault victim about her preference for threesomes, and her small breasts.

"This accuser speaks very comfortably on her blog posts about her desire and interest and preference to be in a menage a trois rather than in monogamous relationships," said attorney Peter Toumbekis. The 30-year-old accused the Men of Honor star of squeezing her breast at the Moxy Hotel in Times Square, in 2019. Gooding has denied the allegations.

Assistant DA Jenna Long argued that the questions would be barred via the rape shield law, adding that the line of questioning is "simply offensive," but Toumbekis argued that it is a "philosophical" decision and "has nothing to do with her sexual history."

The judge wanted more information before determining if the line of questioning would be relevant.

"Do you intend to ask the witness about the size of her breasts?" the judge asked.

"I actually do," Toumbekis replied. "She talks about the fact that she's self-conscious about her breast size, she's self-conscious about her hairstyle," he said of her blog posts, adding that her low self-esteem makes her "misperceive" what she says Gooding did.

The judge was not convinced. "I don't see how you connect A to B," Judge Curtis Farber told him. "I'm now giving you an order not to do it."

As Gooding and his team left the courthouse, a reporter asked, "Are women with small breasts delusional as your lawyer argues?" Gooding removed his face mask, revealing a white "Black Lives Matter" sign on the inside, but didn't say anything.

22 women have accused Gooding of misconduct. He has pleaded not guilty to six sex abuse charges. The next hearing is set for September 1.


CHRISSY TEIGEN AND JOHN LEGEND ARE GOING FOR NO. 3?

Fans are convinced that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend dropped a pregnancy scoop in Legend's new "Wild" video.

Released Thursday, viewers see the pair riding in a convertible, chilling on a beach … and then, the 34-year-old mother of two reveals what many are seeing as a growing belly.

The model and cookbook author then retweeted Vevo's tweet which read, "@johnlegend and @chrissyteigen drive us 'Wild' in the heartfelt visuals for John's latest song with @garyclarkjr! Be sure to watch it now for a beautiful surprise!" She added a heart emoji to the RT.

The pair share Miles, 2, and Luna, 4.


QUEEN LOVES DRAMA-FREE KATE & WILLIAM

Queen Elizabeth II is confident leaving her kingdom in the hands of Prince William and Duchess Kate, a source tells Us Weekly, with an implicit dig at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

"Queen Elizabeth finds it refreshing that there's never any drama or scandal surrounding Kate and William. In her eyes, they're the perfect suitors for the position. She adores Kate," the source tells Us, noting that the 94-year-old monarch is "already relegating royal duties" to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The duties include charity work and appearances, plus "meetings with influential power players." She is also, of course, working closely with her son Prince Charles, who is officially next in line.

When Kate and William, who are both 38, take over, their "main goal is to become more relatable to the public. They definitely won't abolish traditions or anything like that, although some will become more relaxed, like the dress code and showing affection in public. They'll continue being advocates for mental health, which in previous generations is a topic that was rarely discussed."

The pair married in 2011 and share three children: Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2.


DRAKE BELL SAYS HE IS CONSIDERING LEGAL ACTION AFTER EX, OTHERS ACCUSE HIM OF ABUSES

Drake Bell's ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt, who goes by Jimi Ono, is speaking out against the star. In a TikTok video, she accused the 34-year-old of verbal and physical abuse.

The pair got together in 2006, when she was 16 and being homeschooled. She said that she moved in with him, and that a year in, he started verbally abusing her. "It then turned to physical — hitting, throwing, everything," she said, accusing Bell of dragging her down stairs in their home at one point during their relationship, which ended in 2009.

BELL RESPONDS

Bell told People that he "never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video."

"Clearly, Melissa still felt close enough to me just last year that she was comfortable reaching out to ask me to provide her with financial support during a tough time (which I did)," he says, adding that he plans to consider "legal options" in light of the accusations.

"I do not know if today's behavior is some kind of misguided quest for more money or attention," Bell says. "But I cannot and will not allow these offensive and defamatory allegations to go unchallenged and I am reviewing my legal options."

OTHER WOMEN SPEAK OUT

But other women are coming forward as well on social media. When said that he slept with her when she was 15 and he was 20. Lingafelt also shared a DM convo between herself and Bell's ex Paydi Layne LoPachin.

LoPachin reaches out to Lingafelt to say, "I will stand by your side and back you up as I went through the same horrific verbal, physical, and mental abuse." She writes that she was "manipulated and brainwashed," and when Lingafelt replies, "He had sex with hundreds of underage girls," LoPachin answers, "YES!!" LoPachin also writes, "There were so many days where I thought … Melissa went through this and she got out!!" and "he called me a c**t and LOVED to call me a whore."

Another ex, Gillian Leos, wrote: "I know this to be true from personal experience. We went to High School together & dated from 2001–2005/06 from the age of 16 to about 21 … Thank you for speaking out. I wish I had more receipts. I have some photos … unfortunately no voicemails or txt bc he broke every phone I had back then. Like you I have many friends & witnesses to attest what he put me through…" adding, "He is a narcissistic sociopath & I know there are more of us out there."


INDUSTRY NEWS

THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME TRAILER DROPS: Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sebastian Stan topline Netflix's The Devil All the Time, which is based on the novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock. A trailer for the film, which shows how a group of sinister figures converge around a young man fighting off evil forces, has dropped. The film will premiere September 16.

AMC TO SELL MOVIE TICKETS FOR $0.15: In preparation for its reopening on August 20th, AMC Theatres says it will bring back 15-cent movie ticket prices, which is what they cost at the chain's first Kansas City location in 1920. "As our guests return on our first day of resumed operations on August 20, we invite them to join us in celebrating a return to the movies, and in celebrating 100 years of AMC making smiles happen with movies at 1920 prices of only 15 cents each," AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron said in a statement. Initially, 100 theaters will open, with plans to open an additional 300 over the next two weeks.

DISNEY ROCKING STREAMING WARS: Disney is making serious progress in the SVOD landscape, according to Nielsen's latest total audience report. Currently, streaming accounts for 25% of total TV usage, up from 19% year-over-year. Disney accounted for 4% during the first quarter of the year, not far behind Amazon's 8%. Netflix accounts for 34% and YouTube gobbles up 20%, with Hulu taking in 11%.

STEINER STUDIOS TO BUILD NEW PRODUCTION HUB: New York City's Steiner Studios will build out a new 500,000-square-foot film and TV production hub in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. With a $320 million private investment, the project will create thousands of jobs, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment said, and "advance diversity and equity in the media and entertainment industry" through targeted programs.


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