show future

Future of Duane Chapman's reality TV show unclear

The future of Duane Chapman's reality TV show on WGN is up in the air.

According to TMZ, WGN is under new ownership and has changed its prime time lineup to a three-hour news show. "Dog's Most Wanted" had been airing during prime-time hours and is the No. 1-rated original series on WGN.

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Under a typical schedule, Duane would normally be shooting his show right now, but he's instead on a hiatus.

With the future of the show in question — or at least its time slot — Dog is using the hiatus as "me" time, TMZ says, adding that he's doing "a lot of self-exploration and chasing passions like fishing." He's also going to work with at-risk youth and continue working bounty hunter cases, with or without the cameras rolling.

The report comes as questions abound about Dog's relationship status. Last week, in a teaser for his upcoming appearance on "Dr. Oz", Duane seemingly proposed to his rumored girlfriend Moon Angell.


TMZ says that Dog and Moon are not engaged, despite the public proposal, noting he never gave her a ring. The rumored relationship has caused a rift in the family, as Moon was friends with Dog's late wife, Beth Chapman — in fact, Moon was the maid of honor at Beth and Dog's wedding.

Duane's daughter Lyssa Chapman hasn't kept her feelings about Dog and Moon's relationship at bay. After Dog posted a photo of he and Moon on his Instagram page, Lyssa left a string of vomit emojis, which she later deleted.

"My dad is a GROWN ASS MAN. His money. His dynasty. But you can guarantee that my name is not going down in history as a person who supported this," she later said.

In an interview the following week, Dog reacted to Lyssa's criticism, telling Radar Online, "Who knows what my future holds, but right now I need her."

Pregnancy Cracks

Katy Perry jokes about her own glam shot, says she's 'waddling' ahead of due date

With her due date just around the corner, Katy Perry's had no trouble poking fun at her own appearance this week.


While promoting her new single, "Smile," from her forthcoming album of the same name on Friday, July 10, the nearly 9-months pregnant singer, who's expecting her first child with fiance Orlando Bloom, made multiple cracks about her looks.

On Twitter, she chimed in on a fan account that had shared a glam shot of her looking perfectly coiffed, with expertly applied makeup and hair accessories that matched her black and white ensemble.

"Look at Katy Perry!" the fan account gushed. Katy, however, was unimpressed with herslelf.

"I def don't wake up like this," she assured followers, retweeting the post.

By that point in the day, she'd had some practice in the self-deprecating department.

"I am waddling like a duck," she quipped Friday morning during an interview on "Hits Radio Breakfast" (via the Daily Mail).

"I'm breathing heavily, I'm a full-on mouth-breather. And, um yeah, it's loud and obnoxious. And — oh my God — I just eat so much flavored ice! It's like put all the ice in my mouth, right now!" she added.

Katy made another crack about her pregnant bod while chatting about her new album — and new addition — on Heart Radio.

Joking that what she most looks forward to about becoming a mom is "my belly button going back," she explained her focus on her belly button is "definitely one of those things when you're not pregnant that if you observe other pregnant women you're just like, I just hope my belly button stays where it's at and it doesn't pop, I really hope I don't look like that.'"

In the same vein, she told an interviewer in May that she was "turning into Shrek, size-wise," during L.A.'s lockdown while Orlando's "pro-style cycling" hobby had him "turning into The Hulk."

Not that fans are necessarily buying Katy's claims she looks anything less than gorgeous as the couple await their daughter's arrival.

Back in late March, Katy shared a glowing selfie she shot a few weeks after the coronavirus pandemic forced her into self-isolation.

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While friends and Instagram followers marveled at how amazing her skin looks — "OMG ARE YOU 35 OR 25," one user asked — Katy was humble, writing in the comments, "blackheads and all, baby."

The singer's album, "Smile," is due out Aug. 14.

Naya Rivera's relatives visit site of her disappearance

In the wake of "Glee" star Naya Rivera's disappearance, members of her family have kept vigil at Lake Piru, where she was last seen boating with her young son.


The actress, 33, went missing on the California lake on Wednesday, July 8. Police told reporters her 4-year-old son Josey was found alone and sleeping on the pontoon boat he'd been in with his mom. Josey said they'd been in the water earlier that day but she had not managed to get back in the boat, according to reports.

On Saturday, a tweet from ABC producer Anastasia Williams indicated that Rivera's family was staying by the water as authorities, having presumed the star dead, searched for her remains.

"@VENTURASHERIFF told press that this man and woman are Naya's mother and brother," the tweet read. "Her mother is kneeling on the dock with her arms outstretched towards the water."

Speaking to People, a spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed that relatives of the actress had been at the site of Rivera's disappearance.

"Naya's mother and brother have been at the lake every day since Naya disappeared," a source told the magazine. "They have been in constant contact with the Sheriff's Office and involved in the search. On Saturday morning, they joined the search on a sheriff's boat."

Authorities in Ventura County have been sharing updates on social media, including footage from their sonar search that shows how muddy and difficult to see it is at the bottom of the lake.

Rivera's son Josey, whom she shared with her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, was reportedly "in good health" when he was found. He was later reunited with relatives including his dad.

Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Kevin Donoghue has said his team does not suspect foul play, nor do they believe Rivera committed suicide.


ABC's Williams has also tweeted that the actress was not believed to have been in "a bad state of mind," and that she was "familiar" with the lake, which she'd been to before.

"I will say that we are hopeful to find her," Donoghue said. "We want to bring peace and closure to the Rivera family. This is a tragic event."

The lake is reportedly closed to the public.

Will & Jada Dig

Will Smith slams 50 Cent for Jada Pinkett Smith jab

As Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's explosive "Red Table Talk" episode was breaking Facebook's 24-hour viewing record late on Friday, July 10, 50 Cent took advantage of the opportunity to mock Will.

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On the latest edition of Jada's Facebook watch show, she brought herself to the "red table" to address singer August Alsina's claims that she had an affair with him — and that he had Will's blessing to do so.

Despite Will and Jada's reps' initial denials of Jada's extra-marital romance, the couple explained that they'd come to a breaking point in their marriage and had quietly separated, though they did not plan to divorce.

During that time, Jada, 48, said, she "got into an entanglement" with the then-23-year-old musician. Will, 51, pushed her to clarify the terms of that "entanglement" and she acknowledged it had been "a relationship."

Cue 50 Cent, who chimed in on social media with what appeared to be a series of private Instagram messages, though given the joke-y posts he and others have shared about the matter since, they could have also been the work of some Photoshop magic.

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"Yo Will you alright over there?" the messages show 50 asking Will.

"Yes, I'm cool, I appreciate your concern my brother," Will responds.

"But why did she tell you that s— on a show for everyone to see?" 50 asked.

Will explained, "We broke up so she did her and I did me," and 50 promptly responded that Jada then "said only SHE can [give] permission for somebody" to have sex with her, using a vaguely X-rated term in reference to Jada's comment that Will never "gave permission" to August to be with his wife because only Jada can give permission for anything she's involved in.

.. To which the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" alum allegedly replied, "F— you 50."

"Wait, what I do?" 50 asked at the end of the exchange.

Within a day, the post had more than 580,000 likes, including one from rapper Nelly, who the Daily Mail noticed gave his approval by commenting that the (maybe-real) chat deserves the "BEST COVO [sic] OF 2020 AWARD!!!!"

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Jada and Will tied the knot in 1997. Since then, they've weathered numerous rounds of split rumors.

According to the couple's rehash of the events that preceded Jada's involvement with August, they were "done" and had decided to separate for a "period of time" when August, a friend of their son Jaden's, looked to Jada for help with "his mental state."

"The outpouring for him from our family was initially about his health. We found all those different resources to help pull him through and from there you and I were going through a very difficult time."

She said that "as time went on," her relationship with August became romantic.

"I was in a lot of pain, and I was very broken. In the process of that relationship I definitely realized that you can't find happiness outside yourself," she said.

"I just wanted to feel good, It had been so long since I felt good… and it was really a joy to just help heal somebody. … Through that particular journey, I learned so much about myself and was able to really confront a lot of emotional immaturity, emotional insecurity and I was really able to do some really deep healing."

She also dispelled any thoughts about whether August was a "home wrecker," saying he was not.

"Contrary to what people may believe, I am not a troublemaker. I don't like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous," August said during his appearance on "The Breakfast Club," where he discussed his relationship with Jada, whom he said he still loves.

"I have lost money, friendships, relationships behind it and I think it is because people don't necessarily know the truth. But I have never done anything wrong," he noted.

On "Red Table Talk," both Will and Jada later agreed they'd long since moved past the place they had been when jada was seeing August.

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Said Jada: "We have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love."

The enormously popular episode garnered more than 50 million views in less than a day, surpassing the previous Facebook Watch show record, which was set with Jordyn Woods' appearance on "Red Table Talk" in 2019, when she addressed claims she'd hooked up with Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe Kardashian's daughter.

Legal Fee Filing

Bill Cosby owes nearly $3M in legal fees

Nearly two years into his prison sentence, Bill Cosby is mired in legal bills.


The comic, who's serving three to 10 years behind bars after being found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a Temple University employee in 2004, still owes Los Angeles law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan $2.75 million, plus interest , for its work on his first sexual assault trial in 2017, according to Page Six.

New legal documents reviewed by the outlet on Friday, July 10, show that after a judge rejected Cosby's request to reduce the "egregious" bill in September, he has still failed to pay it off, leaving his account $2.98 million in arrears including ten percent interest.

The filing comes after Cosby, who turns 83 on Sunday, was denied access to the early release or referral to home confinement that more than 1,000 inmates in Pennsylvania became eligible for in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton told USA Today, "inmate Cosby is not eligible for a reprieve by the governor" because he's a sex offender, news Cosby's rep Andrew Wyatt called "shocking."

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"Mr. Cosby is 82 years old, and he's blind with underlying medical conditions," Andrew Wyatt said at the time, suggesting his client is especially at risk of contracting the often deadly virus that's been widespread in prisons for months.

He could still be released early, though.

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced it would hear "part of" Cosby's appeal of the conviction, according to the New York Times.

Though the court rejected some of the issues Cosby's attorney brought to its attention, it said it would review a trial judge's decision to include testimony from other accusers, known as "prior bad act witnesses," who said they'd also been drugged and assaulted by the comic.


Cosby's original sentence for the 2004 incident also included a $25,000 fine.

Concerned About Kanye

Kim Kardashian is privately 'concerned' about Kanye West despite supporting him publicly

When Kanye West tweeted over the Fourth of July that he's running for president, his wife Kim Kardashian West quietly supported him by retweeting his post and adding an American flag as her only comment.


But a few days later, as news of Kanye's "rambling" Forbes interview took over the internet, fans began speculating about the rapper and Yeezy designer's mental health.

Now, multiple outlets are reporting Kim's concerned, too, given her husband's history of suffering from bipolar disorder.

"She understands that he goes through this from time to time. He's very passionate in everything he does, which Kim respects, but she doesn't always agree with his actions," a source tells E! News.

"She knows that Kanye is very serious about running for president and she publicly supports him," the source adds.

Privately, however, Kim's response to Kanye's White House bid and bizarre Forbes interview — in which he claimed, among other things, that Planned Parenthood is "the devil's work" and that if he can't run as a Republican because of Donald Trump's candidacy, he'll run as a member of the "Birthday" party "because when we win, it's everybody's birthday" — is reportedly less positive.

"Everyone in the family is concerned when he starts acting like this," says the E! source. "They want to help him in any way they can and sincerely care about his well-being."

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On Friday, another insider echoed those sentiments in an interview with People.

"Kanye has been doing well for a long time. In the past, he has suffered both manic and depressive episodes related to his bipolar disorder. Right now, he is struggling again," the source said, implying Kanye's in a manic phase.

According to People's source, Kim is in Los Angeles with the couple's four kids while Kanye remains on his ranch in Wyoming, where the couple and their four children spent part of the past few months.

"Kim is concerned, as well as her whole family," the source added. "It's super stressful for Kim, because Kanye's behavior is very unpredictable. She is worried. The episodes usually last for a few weeks and then things go back to normal. Kim hopes it will be the same this time."

Earlier in the week, TMZ cited Kardashian-Jenner family sources who said Kanye "suffers a serious bout with his bipolar disorder" about once a year and that his family and friends "are worried, but they believe things will stabilize as they have in the past."

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Kanye began speaking publicly about his mental health issues in 2018, when he told TMZ Live he was no longer taking medication to control his bipolar disorder because he believes it interfered with his creativity.

Kim has shared how Kanye's disorder affects her family, too, telling Vogue in 2019 that "it's an emotional process," but since she and the family can sense when his "episodes [are] coming," the "know how to handle them."

She added that "traveling a lot does set him off," which might explain why he hasn't rejoined Kim and their kids in Los Angeles.

As of Saturday, July 11, Kim, who has supported Planned Parenthood, vaccinations and other topics Kanye railed against while speaking to Forbes, had not posted further about her husband's political aims.

Twitter wins

The Internet has some thoughts about Jada Pinkett Smith's 'entanglement'

Open mouth, insert… Twitter.

On Friday, Jada Pinkett Smith confirmed that she had a relationship with 27-year-old singer August Alsina, this after she initially denied it via her reps. 

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While chatting with her husband Will Smith during her Red Table Talk series this week, Jada, 48, called the romance an "entanglement," before Will made her admit it was a "relationship." They both said the romance happened while she and Will were secretly separated.

Following the confirmation, Twitter lit up and was anything but tangled.

"thanks to jada if I ever get caught cheating I can call it an 'entanglement,'" one person tweeted.

"Jada said she and August had an entanglement, not a relationship. You can't dictionary your way out of this one sis," another person said.

Many users posted memes and videos about the used of the word "entanglement."

Another user posted shared a side-by-side of a loving couple and a pair of earbud headphones. "What August saw   Vs   What Jada saw," referring to August's insinuation that he was in love with Jada.

A large swath of Twitter users seemed to focus on Will's reaction to Jada's confirmation, noting that the celebrated actor didn't look completely comfortable. Some thought he was on the edge of tears, despite laughing about the situation.

"The laugher from Will while he spoke to Jada had fake written all over it. Man's hurting," one person claimed.

"Jada got Will looking like he back in The Pursuit of Happyness," one person said, posting a side-by-side of Will from the 2006 movie and one from Friday's Red Table Talk.

Another added, "I haven't seen will look this hurt since the pursuit of happiness."

For many, Will and Jada were one of the gold standards of Hollywood romances. After this, one Twitter user felt that would change, sharing a video of someone deleting things from three cell phones.

"Girls on twitter deleting their 'I want that jada & will love' tweets after seeing the red table talk episode," the caption read.

Drinking songs

Ellie Goulding was 'drunk' while recording hit singles

Ellie Goulding was drunk while recording some of her fans' favorite songs, she revealed in a new interview.

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"I don't know many musicians who aren't fueled by something in the studio. Maybe it's an inhibition thing," she told The Guardian on Friday. "I've definitely written songs while I've been drunk that have resonated with people. My cover of 'Your Song' I probably did [while drunk], and 'Anything Can Happen.'"

The popular British singer, 33, has been open about her drinking in the past. 

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Last year she told Fearne Cotton's Happy Place podcast that she drank to be "more funny and interesting." Booze, she said, helped her traverse through life in the limelight. Prior to media interview, she said she drank, too.

In detailing her rationale, "I would say, 'Right, I've got to drink this morning because I don't really know how to answer the questions, because I don't really know who I am any more.'"

She continued, "I had to be a fake person to deal with the surreal situation I was in," she said. "Usually for me it involved alcohol. I assumed I couldn't be good enough, smart, funny, or crazy enough to be with certain people without it."

She has sought therapy to help with her drinking, but added that she never been dependent on alcohol and never had a problem, noting she "could go months without a drink, too."

Bathroom bashing

Fans flummoxed over Demi Moore's bathroom

Earlier in the week, Demi Moore promoted an upcoming audio drama, hoping fans would shower her with praise. Another thing happened. 

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Demi's Instagram post seemed normal enough, as it showed her sitting on a couch while looking at a laptop and appearing to be on a video call. But, fans then noticed something else in her first picture: a toilet. In another picture, a bathtub could clearly be seen. 

Yes, Demi was doing a video call from her bathroom.

Fans were soon very confused, noting the layout and look of the large bathroom, which has wall-to-wall brown carpet, not to mention a sofa and a table.

"I think I speak for most when I ask are you sitting in your bathroom?," one person said. 

Several of Demi's 1.8 million Instagram followers said they thought she was sitting in a living room until they saw the toilet nestled away in the image. 

After one person said, "I need a couch in my bathroom!!!!!," another jokingly replied, "or maybe you need a toilet in your living room lol."

The bathroom also appears to be the home of a Joan of Arc statue, as well as a small plush monkey overlooking the toilet.

"Oh to be the tiny monkey overseeing the toilet in demi moore's carpeted bathroom with a Joan of Arc statue and a couch," the person wrote.

Another perplexed fan added, "Demi Moore got couch and a carpet in her bathroom. And she wears her boots in that bathroom. Trying to understand why."

passionate fans

Sarah Paulson on the 'vitriol' she got after detailing Vanderpump run-in

Sarah Paulson faced the wrath of diehard "Real Housewives" fans last year after she detailed a less-than-ideal encounter with Lisa Vanderpump. 

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While chatting with Vanity Fair last October, the actress, who was hooked up to a lie detector at the time, said she "met [Lisa] once at a party and she wasn't that nice" to her. On Thursday night, Sarah was asked to elaborate on her LVP experience.

"I'm a bit of an idiot in the sense that when I was having that lie detector test they truly strapped everything around me," she said while appearing on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." Sarah added, "The guy was sitting there and I felt somehow like if I didn't answer the question properly that I was going to get in like — they were going to call me out anyway."

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"American Horror Story" star, who is an unabashed fan of "The Real Housewives" franchise, went on to speak about the nasty responses she got from Lisa's fans.

"Listen bless the fans," Sarah said. "Bless the people who have her back. That's great. But there was a kind of vitriol that was like, 'Wow. I didn't say she was a terrible person.' I simply said she wasn't that nice to me. She wasn't and that's OK. It's not a character assassination. It's just she wasn't that friendly."

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Sarah was quick to point out that Lisa did let her hold Giggy, the "Vanderpump Rules" star's beloved dog. Fans, however, also used that to attack Sarah.

"I was just like, 'Yeah, I think I probably grabbed the dog out of her hand anyway,'" Sarah said. "But I was with other people that I think she liked and she didn't know who I was. I didn't expect her to know who I was but I just, you know, she wasn't that nice."

Last year, after Sarah's initial comments, the reality TV star seemed to shade the actress in a tweet.

"I am sorry, not sure I know her and I don't believe or remember meeting her," Lisa wrote. "I try to be nice to everybody lol."