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Meghan McCain Reveals Her Return to ‘The View’ After the Death Of Her Father, Sen. John McCain

Meghan McCain will be returning as one of the co-hosts on ABC’s The View, more than a month after the death of her father, Senator John McCain. “I will be getting back on the horse ⁦@TheView⁩ Monday October 8th,” the 33-year-old tweeted on Monday, October 1. “Thank you all for your patience & understanding.” Along with her announcement, Meghan posted an editorial cartoon by The Arizona Republic’s Steve Benson, a drawing depicting her as a boxer prepping for a fight and lacing on a boxing glove emblazoned with the word “Dad.” McCain also quoted Rocky Balboa in her tweet, writing, “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard can you get hit and keep moving forward.” Senator John McCain died on August 25, just one day after his family announced that the Senator would be discontinuing treatment for his brain cancer. He was 81. Meghan delivered her father’s eulogy at his funeral, and her cohosts on The View acknowledged her absence during the Season 22 premiere three days later. “Meghan is spending time with her family,” Whoopi Goldberg said, then spoke of Meghan’s eulogy. “It was quite an emotional farewell. Meghan was extraordinary talking about him.” Meghan has starred on The View since 2017; along with Goldberg, her costars in Season 22 are Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Abby Huntsman. ...Read more

Kanye West Causes More Controversy With 13th Amendment And Slavery Tweets

After stirring controversy with his “Saturday Night Live” speech about President Donald Trump after the show went off the air this weekend, Kanye West took to social media to offer his thoughts about the 13th Amendment. In a tweet which showed him appearing to be on a private plane while wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, West wrote, “This represents good and America becoming whole again.”  West tweeted, “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love.” Kanye continued, “The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise. Meaning it never ended. We are the solution that heals.” Producer Swizz Beatz addressed West’s claim of being bullied backstage at “SNL” for wearing the MAGA hat. Beatz said he and West had just talked about the rapper’s political statement, saying “Ain’t nobody bullying you, we love you,” Swizz Beatz said. “But you gotta stop that s***, that s*** ain’t right.” ...Read more

Kanye West Goes On Pro-Trump Rant On ‘SNL’ And Gets Booed

Kanye West went on pro-Trump rant at the end of his appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” which never made the air, due to time constraints (according to SNL.) West, who had declared Saturday morning that he should now be called “Ye,” wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat for much of his time as the musical guest on Saturday’s premiere of the 44th season of SNL. After he performed “Ghost Town” with Kid Cudi and 070 Shake, West and the SNL cast members gathered back on stage to close out the episode. The show had gone off air, however, West continued talking to the audience. Comedian Chris Rock, who was in attendance, posted an Instagram Story after the show with video snippets of West’s speech. During this time, the SNL stood behind West awkwardly. West turned around to thank them “for giving me this platform” but then also called them out for “going at” Trump.  NBC spokeswoman Lauren Roseman said the network was “not commenting.” West had been a last-minute replacement for Ariana Grande, who was originally scheduled to be Saturday’s musical guest before dropping out, citing “emotional reasons.” ...Read more

‘Night School’ Tops The Weekend Box Office With $26M Debut

Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart’s comedy Night School made it’s way to the top of the box-office chart, earning $9.5 million from 3,010 theaters for a projected weekend debut of $26 million. The winning trio behind the 2017 box-office hit Girls Trip, director Malcolm D. Lee, producer Will Packer and Universal, were all involved in the making of Night School. Heading into the weekend, some tracking services had suggested Night School could clear $31 million in its domestic launch. The movie follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend night school in order to pass their GED exams, with Haddish as their teacher. Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco and Keith David are all part of the cast.  Warner Bros.’ new animated flick Smallfoot opened to No. 2 on Friday with $6.5 million for a weekend debut in the $23 million-$24 million range from 4,131 theaters. The House With a Clock In its Walls, A Simple Favor and The Nun look to take the next three posts on the chart, followed by the new pic Hell Fest. ...Read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Linda Hamilton Reunite On Set Of “Terminator 6”

Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a photo of him and Linda Hamilton in honor of her birthday, straight from the set of the upcoming sixth “Terminator” film on Wednesday.  He posted the photo alongside an image of a photo of the two actors from years ago. “I’m pumped to be back together again,” Schwarzenegger, 71, wrote. Hamilton, who turned 62 on Wednesday, and her alter-ego, Sarah Connor, last appeared onscreen for the cyborg franchise in 1991′s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” directed by James Cameron.  Deadpool’s Tim Miller is directing the sixth entry in the “Terminator” series. Terminator 6 was originally slated to hit theaters in summer 2019 but was recently pushed back to a release date of November 15, 2019. ...Read more

Desperate Housewives Actress Marcia Cross Reveals Secret Battle With Cancer

Former “Melrose Place” and “Desperate Housewives” actress Marcia Cross revealed recently she is recovering from a fight with anal cancer. In a series of Instagram posts, the 56-year-old mother of twin daughters said she was “happy to be alive but sad that my hair fell out.” Cross characterized her status as “post-cancer” saying”all good now,” she wrote. “Hard journey but I am HEALTHY, and more present and grateful than ever.” The actress, whose husband, Tom Mahoney, is a cancer survivor, said that her disclosure about her disease and hair loss made her feel “liberated, deliriously free, and completely me.” Cross played Bree in the long-running “Desperate Housewives” (2004-2012) and she later had a role as a character who became president on the FBI drama “Quantico.” ...Read more

Actor Geoffrey Owens Donates The $25,000 Given To Him From Nicki Minaj To Charity

Actor Geoffrey Owens, the former “The Cosby Show” star who was job-shamed last month due to pictures of him posted on social media working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s, is now paying it forward. Owens has decided to donate the $25,000 that rapper Nicki Minaj gave him to other struggling actors.  Owens said: “I would like to give this donation of 25K to the Actor’s Fund in memory of the late, great Earle Hyman.” Hyman, who played Cosby’s father, ‘Russell’, on The Cosby Show, lived his last years and died at the Actors’ Home, which was funded and run by the Actor’s Fund. Owens added: “I am extremely grateful to Nicki Minaj for enabling struggling actors to continue pursuing their dreams.” Owens played Elvin Tibideaux on “The Cosby Show,” but his career stalled after the show ended in 1992. The photos of him being shamed for working at the supermarket stirred outrage. Minaj called the incident “toxic & disgusting” and pledged to donate $25,000 to Owens. Minaj said she was “happy to be a part of a great cause. I wish Geoffrey much success and want him to know how loved he is.” Since the publicity, Owens has booked a guest role on a forthcoming episode of “NCIS: New Orleans,” and has accepted an offer from Tyler Perry to recur on his new OWN television show, “The Haves and The Have Nots.” ...Read more

Bill Cosby’s Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame To Remain, Despite Sexual Assault Conviction

Actor Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame will not be removed despite him being jailed for sexual assault, the organization in charge of the LA tourist attraction has confirmed. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said that while it is “regrettable” when celebrities’ personal lives do not live up to “public standards and expectations”, the stars mark professional achievements and are permanent fixtures. Cosby was just sentenced for up to 10 years for sexual assault, while also being labelled a “sexually violent predator” by a judge in Pennsylvania. The 81-year-old is the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be jailed. osby was convicted in April of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home 14 years ago.  ...Read more

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years In Prison For Sexual Assault

Comedian Bill Cosby was taken out of court in handcuffs Tuesday after a Philadelphia judge sentenced him to 3-10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. “The day has come. Your time has come,” Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Steven O’Neill told Cosby, 81, before sentencing him on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby declined to speak during the two-day hearing. He was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former women’s basketball coach at Temple University in Philadelphia. The judge initially denied a defense request to allow Cosby to remain free on bail, but lawyers continued to argue, and the entertainer wasn’t immediately hauled out of court to begin his sentence. Cosby remained seated in the courtroom, surrounded by attorneys and spokespeople. Spectators were cleared from the courtroom before deputies took him into custody and walked him away in handcuffs as he held his cane. The judge also ordered Cosby to pay Constand’s costs and a fine of $25,000. Earlier Tuesday, Judge O’Neill declared Cosby a sexually violent predator, which state law defines as a person with “a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the person likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses.” The designation means Cosby will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. ...Read more

Mel Gibson To Write & Direct “The Wild Bunch” Remake

Mel Gibson has been hired to co-write and direct a remake of The Wild Bunch. The original 1969 Western movie, directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden, followed an aging outlaw band caught up in changing times and a last job gone terribly wrong. Though the film met with some controversy upon release, it’s become a classic of American film. Director Tony Scott was originally attached to a remake, but his untimely death in 2012 put the project on hold indefinitely. Now the remake has been revived with Gibson at the helm. Gibson has had his share of ups and downs over the last decade, but his career has been on the rise after his most recent directorial effort, 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge, earned nominations for Best Director, Best Picture, and a number of other awards.  ...Read more