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David Letterman Announces Barack Obama As First Guest On New Netflix Show

David Letterman released the trailer for his new show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” on Netflix. Letterman also announced the lineup of guests for his six-episode, hour-long talk show series. Letterman’s first guest will be former President Barack Obama. The appearance will mark Obama’s first talk show appearance since leaving the White House. The premiere episode will be available on Friday, Jan. 12, and subsequent episodes will air monthly in 2018.  The former “Late Show” host has a guest list full of all-stars, including George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern.   ...Read more

Cate Blanchett Named Cannes Film Festival Jury President

Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett has been named the President of the Jury for the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival. The “Carol” and “Thor: Ragnarok” star will be the first female jury president since Jane Campion served in 2014. Other women to take on the role this century include Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and Liv Ullmann. It is the 12th time in festival history a woman has headed the jury.  Blanchett succeeds 2017 jury president Pedro Almodova.  She’ll be featured in the female-driven reboot “Ocean’s 8” in June, then taking on the leading role in Richard Linklater’s “Where’d You Go Bernadette.” ...Read more

HBO Confirms That Game of Thrones’ Six-Episode Final Season Will Air In 2019

“Game of Thrones” viewers will have to wait until next year to see how the HBO drama will come to an end. While it’s been speculated the final season of the series would not air until 2019, HBO made the news official on Thursday. “‘Game of Thrones’ will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019,” the network announced via Twitter. “David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.”  HBO announced last year that the hit series would end with Season 8.  Season 7, which had only seven episodes, concluded on August 27. ...Read more

YouTube Star Logan Paul Taking A Break From His Daily Vlog After Backlash From His Controversial Video

Logan Paul is taking a break from his daily vlog. Days after the YouTube star came under fire for posting a graphic video of the body of an alleged suicide victim filmed in a forest in Aokigahara, Japan (often referred to as “suicide forest,”) he revealed Wednesday that he will not be releasing new videos for the time being. Paul, who boasts 15 million followers on YouTube, first apologized for posting the since-deleted 15-minute clip on Twitter Monday, claiming the intention of his video was to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Paul made reference to the seriousness of suicide, depression and mental illness in his video. But criticism from his audience, who are mostly teens, came swiftly; with many asking YouTube to suspend his account. ...Read more

Beyoncé, Eminem, And The Weeknd To Headline Coachella 2018

Beyoncé, Eminem and the Weeknd will headline the 2018 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, set to take place April 13th through 15th, and April 20th through 22nd in Indio, California. Beyoncé’s headlining spot comes one year after she backed out of the 2017 festival citing doctors’ orders, as she was pregnant with her twins at the time. Eminem’s headlining slot marks his first full performance at Coachella, though he previously made a cameo during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s set in 2012. As for the Weeknd, the R&B star will be returning to Coachella for the first time since 2015 (though he appeared alongside NAV last year.)  The full lineup is available on Coachella’s Twitter and website. Passes go on sale January 5th at 12 p.m. PST. ...Read more

NBC Names Hoda Kotb As Permanent ‘Today’ Show Co-Host

Hoda Kotb has been named as the new co-anchor of the Today show, taking up the position vacated by Matt Lauer after he was fired from NBC after sexual misconduct allegations in November. Kotb made her official debut on Tuesday, alongside co-host Savannah Guthrie, directly after a statement from NBC chairman Andy Lack announced her promotion. Kotb and Guthrie will co-host the 7 to 9 a.m. hours of the Today show, and Kotb will continue to host the 10 a.m. hour of Today alongside Kathie Lee Gifford, NBC News said in a statement. ...Read more

Justin Timberlake Announces New Album ‘Man of the Woods’

Justin Timberlake announced that his fifth studio album will be released Friday, Feb. 2, two days before he takes the halftime stage at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. A single from the album will drop this Friday, January 5.  In the teaser for the video, Timberlake talks about his wife, Jessica Biel, and the impact she and their son have had on his music. He said that more than any other album he’s written it’s also inspired by Tennessee, where he originates from. ...Read more

TV Host Maria Menounos Gets Married During New Year’s Eve Broadcast

Maria Menounos married her fiance Keven Undergaro, her beau of 20 years, during the live broadcast she was hosting of Fox’s New Year’s Eve special from Times Square in New York City. Her co-host, talk-show and game-show king Steve Harvey, officiated. The idea for the on-air ceremony came just two weeks ago when a producer mentioned to Menounos that she had hoped for an on-air wedding of a different couple, unless she and Undergaro wanted to finally get hitched. The guest list included her parents, Constantine and Litsa Menounos, who has stage 4 brain cancer. ...Read more

Hollywood’s A-List Women Launch Anti-Harassment Initiative Time’s Up

As a symbol of continuity and momentum from 2017, over 300 women from Hollywood signed “Time’s Up,” an 2018 anti-harassment initiative that launched Jan. 1, 2018. Lead by attorney Anita Hill, the initiative includes legal defense funding and an open letter detailing their plan of action. Members that make up the 300 include actresses Ashley Judd, America Ferrera, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, and Eva Longoria, chairwoman of Universal Pictures Donna Langley, and lawyers Nina L. Shaw and Tina Tchen. The new initiative aims to help working-class women with funding and support for workplace harassment outside of the typical circles of power and influence.   ...Read more

Golden Globes 2018: Gal Gadot, Amy Poehler, And Seth Rogen Among Presenters

The 75th Golden Globe Awards is coming up soon, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been naming the stars that will be on hand to present awards. The association shared several big names on Thursday, including “Wonder Woman” leading lady Gal Gadot, Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington,  three-time former Golden Globe host Amy Poehler, Oscar winner Halle Berry and comedian Seth Rogen, among others. Seth Myers is set to host the live broadcast for the first time, which will air on NBC on January 7th at 8PM ET. ...Read more