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Brian Bowen Smith/E!(NEW YORK) -- Just days from the one-year anniversary of Joan Rivers' death, daughter Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper have found a meaningful place to scatter the late star's ashes.

"Coop and I took our annual family vacation to Wyoming," the new Fashion Police co-host told Entertainment Tonight. "[The] first without my mom and scattered some of her ashes there so we can still be together every August as a family."

Joan died unexpectedly last September 4 at the age of 81.  Rivers shared how she and her son will mark Friday's one-year anniversary.

"Everyone expects me to have this big grand plan for the 4th and I am just going to be spending it with my son," she told ET. “He is going to go to school, I am going to go to work and come home and light a candle, and have a glass of wine."

Rivers recently returned to Fashion Police, which she executive produces, taking on the role of co-host after both Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin exited the program earlier this year following Joan Rivers' death. 

"I'm kind of a disaster this week," she confessed, adding "the greatest way to honor my mother's legacy is to keep going, because she was not a quitter."

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ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- The full cast of season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars has finally been revealed, and it turns out most of the rumors regarding who would be included turned out to be true -- including controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen.

Nine of the celebrity dancers had already been revealed before Wednesday morning's announcement, with the most recent Gary Busey, who made the announcement on Tuesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!  The final four contestants revealed on GMA were former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak, singer and reality show star Tamar Braxton, celebrity chef Paula Deen -- who immediately started talking and wouldn't stop for about a minute -- and National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos, who helped subdue a gunman on a French train last month.

Here are the celebrity and pro pairings for the new season of Dancing with the Stars:

  • Kim Zolciak (ex-Real Housewife of Atlanta) and Tony Dovolani
  • Tamar Braxton (singer, reality star, talk show host) and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Paula Deen (celebrity chef) and Louis Van Amstel
  • Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys member) and Sharna Burgess
  • Alexa PenaVega (Actress, wife of Carlos PenaVega) and Mark Ballas
  • Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush member, actor, husband of Alex PenaVega) and Witney Carson 
  • Andy Grammer ("Honey I'm Good" Singer) and Alison Holker
  • Bindi Irwin (daughter of late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin) and Derek Hough
  • Victor Espinoza (jockey) and Karina Smirnoff
  • Chaka Khan (singer) and Keo Motsepe
  • Hayes Grier (online Vine star) and Emma Slater
  • Gary Busey (actor) and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Alek Skarlatos  (National Guard specialist ) and Lindsay Arnold

Dancing with the Stars season 21 debuts Monday, September 14 on ABC.


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Sony/Screen Gems(LONDON) -- Current James Bond author Anthony Horowitz has apologized after stating that British actor Idris Elba is too "street" to play 007 on the big screen.

"Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better," Horowitz told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah."

Instead, Horowitz said, he can see Hustle's Adrian Lester as Bond.

Horowitz has since issued an apology via Twitter. It reads:

“I’m really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offence. That wasn’t my intention. I was asked in my interview if Idris Elba would make a good James Bond. In the article I expressed the opinion that to my mind Adrian Lester would be a better choice but I’m a writer not a casting director so what do I know? Clumsily, I chose the word ‘street’ as Elba’s gritty portrayal of DCI John Luther was in my mind but I admit it was a poor choice of word. I am mortified to have caused offence.”

Horowitz is the latest author to be tapped by Bond creator Ian Fleming's estate to continue writing novels about 007. Unlike the earliest Bond films, which were adaptations of Fleming's original novels, the latest Bond films -- with the exception of Casino Royale -- have been stories written specifically for the screen.

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Disney Junior/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Kermit the Frog has moved on.

Photos of the Muppets star with his new girlfriend, Denise, were released Tuesday.

"The word is out: Kermit is seeing Denise," read a tweet from the Muppets Twitter account. "We're bracing for Miss Piggy's forthcoming wrath."

However, Kermit subsequently tweeted, “While I prefer to keep my personal life private, this is Hollywood, so who am I kidding? It is true that I am dating again. However, at this time no one woman-–pig or otherwise-–is my official ‘new girlfriend.’ We are simply close friends.”

Kermit and Miss Piggy announced in August that they were ending their relationship. The two will, however, work together on the ABC series The Muppets, which premieres September 22.

"Our personal lives," they said in a statement at the time, "are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al."

Miss Piggy isn't sitting around sulking, however. On Monday, The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth shared a photo of himself with her, calling Miss Piggy "the most beautiful girl in the world."

"Loved @LiamHemsworth, our latest guest coming to #TheMuppets," she added on her Twitter page. "Although, I had to explain that hunger is NEVER a game!"

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Ida Astute/ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Andrew Garfield was candid when asked about his experience taking on the role of The Amazing Spider-Man, calling the pressure "like a prison."

"I was well up for the challenge and I still am," Garfield told Indie Wire's the Playlist while promoting his new film 99 Homes, out September 25.

He continued, "The pressure to get it right, to please everyone...it's not going to happen...You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, 'Eh, that was good.'"

In fact, Garfield felt like even the marketing affects the art. "[It's] like 'We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.' That's canning Coke," he added. "So that aspect of it was a bummer."

For Garfield, a rising star, he was upset that the hype and the marketing affected the "unique" project the cast and crew were trying to create.

"It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they're going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can't live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations," he said.

Tom Holland will take over as Spider-Man in next year's Captain America: Civil War.

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Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- J.K. Rowling has conjured up more than a cauldron’s worth of emotions for Harry Potter fans after wishing James Sirius Potter a happy first day at Hogwarts.

The author took to Twitter to remind fans that, according to the novels’ timeline, today is the day Harry’s son would board the Hogwarts Express at platform 9 and three quarters.

"I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today," she tweeted.

Rowling first introduced James Sirius Potter in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He is the first son of Harry and Ginny, named after Harry’s father James and late godfather, Sirius Black. And like any other 11-year-old British wizard, James would be heading to Hogwarts today, September 1.

In honor of the date, and inspired by Rowling’s tweet, #BackToHogwarts climbed to a top Twitter trend worldwide early Tuesday morning. Muggle and magical Harry Potter fans alike celebrated the anniversary of Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s first meeting.

About an hour after her first post, the world’s most successful author followed up with this tweet: "Now worried that he'll be irritated by the number of people saying hi."

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NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) -- There are only four red chairs on The Voice, but if the show ever added another, who should sit in it? In a new video on TVLine.com, this season’s coaches reveal their dream picks for a fifth coach.

Both Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani think Bette Midler would make a great addition to the show. Gwen says the Divine Miss M is “somebody we’d love to get to know a little better,” and Adam agrees.

“She looks like the kind of lady that doesn’t take any s***, and I like that,” Adam says.

Gwen also suggests Barbra Streisand because, she says, “that is an artist that can do everything.”

The other two coaches, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, are a little sillier with their fantasy choices. Blake wants model Kate Upton as the fifth judge -- because he’s “a fan” -- and Pharrell says he’d pick either Kermit the Frog or Krusty the Clown.

The ninth season of The Voice premieres Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

 

 

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ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Rihanna is planning her own beauty line.

While promoting her new RiRi perfume at a meet-and-greet Monday at Macy’s in Brooklyn, New York, The Barbadian singer said a line called Fenty Beauty is next in her business plan.

"That is definitely something I am going to have my hands on and would love to do,” she told Refinery29.com. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve always had so much on my hands. But, this time, I’m going to make sure it happens. I'm going to find some time between albums and fragrance to do that. I promise."

Rihanna has enjoyed great success in a variety of endorsements, including a MAC lipstick collection, a fashion line with River Island, and serving as the face of Christian Dior. As she envisions her own beauty line, she already ideas for the perfect products.

“Lashes that could just put themselves on,” she says. “Lipstick that doesn’t move, but doesn’t dry your lips out, that you don’t need a liner for."

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Sony/Screen Gems(LONDON) -- If left up to current James Bond author Anthony Horowitz, British actor Idris Elba would never portray 007 on the big screen.

"Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better," Horowitz told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah."

Instead, Horowitz can see Hustle's Adrian Lester as Bond.

Horowitz is the latest author to be tapped by Bond creator Ian Fleming's estate to continue writing novels about 007. Unlike the earliest Bond films, which were adaptations of Fleming's original novels, the latest Bond films -- with the exception of Casino Royale -- have been stories written specifically for the screen.  And Horowitz doesn't agree with some of what he's been seeing of the next Bond film,Spectre.

"I’m looking at the trailer and I am seeing a photograph of Bond’s family. The mum and the dad are in there and their faces are missing because the picture has been burned in a fire. This is going to be to do with his family background, and I know the fans are all terribly excited to know more, but I’m saying, 'Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know,'" he said. "I don’t want to know about his doubts, his insecurities or weaknesses. I just want to see him act, kill, win."

At least Horowitz likes Daniel Craig, calling him "a terrific Bond."

Spectre isout November 6.

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Eddy Chen/The CW(LOS ANGELES) -- Jaime King is still trying to comprehend that she's a mother to two boys.

The actress, who gave birth to her second son, Leo Thames, last month, told ABC News that having two children under the age of two is "surreal."  "It feels like I'm living in a dream," she said in Los Angeles last week. "I feel like I'm so blessed that I'm still not even processing the fact that I have another child."

King and her husband of seven years, Kyle Newman, welcomed their first child, James Knight, 22 months ago. At nearly two years old, King said he's "in this magic time where he's just discovering everything every minute."

Meanwhile, "Leo Thames is a beautiful newborn. He's very sweet and he sleeps and he eats and he does what newborns do," she dished. "I don't ever want to be away from either of them!"

This baby has a very special godmother in pop superstar Taylor Swift, one of King's closest friends.

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ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have finally publicly revealed their newborn son's name.

People confirmed the couple named their son Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch. The baby's middle name reportedly is one passed down through Cumberbatch's family.

Baby Christopher was born in June. Cumberbatch met Hunter in 2009, the pair were engaged last November and wed on Valentine's Day.

The Imitation Star's fans will now have to retire their beloved term for Cumberbatch's first child: "Cumberbaby."

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Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) -- Weeks after Miss Piggy announced that she and Kermit the Frog have terminated their relationship, she's been caught canoodling with a new man: Liam Hemsworth.

Hemsworth on Monday posted an Instagram photo of himself with Miss Piggy. He's smiling and has his hand on Miss Piggy's cheek.

The Hunger Games actor noted in the caption, "Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world. Kermit, #SorryNotSorry. #TheMuppets #misspiggy."

Miss Piggy tweeted the same photo and wrote, "Loved @LiamHemsworth, our latest guest coming to #TheMuppets. Although, I had to explain that hunger is NEVER a game!"

Entertainment Weekly reports that Hemsworth will play himself in an episode of ABC's upcoming Muppetsseries, which premieres September 22.

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ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Andy Grammer was just announced to the new cast of Dancing with the Stars, yet he's already lost his pro partner.

Peta Murgatroyd will have to sit out season 21 of the ABC competition due to an injury. She tells People magazine she's been diagnosed with four torn ligaments and a "floating piece of bone at the back of my ankle."

Murgatroyd, 29, explains that she underwent an MRI after sensing "something was not right" after taking part in a live Dancing with the Stars tour. She adds, "My doctor said I needed surgery and I knew I needed to put my health first if I want to keep dancing on the show into my 30s."

Murgatroyd, who will undergo surgery in mid-September, says it was "awful" for her to break the news to Grammer. "He had specifically asked to be partnered with me and I felt like I was letting him down," she says. "But he understood and has been a great guy about it."

Indeed, Andy tweeted Monday night, "Love you @PetaMurgatroyd !!!"

Murgatroyd will still help the "Honey, I'm Good." singer's new partner during rehearsals. Her replacement will be revealed Wednesday on Good Morning America.

Dancing with the Stars returns September 14 on ABC.

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Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- Straight Outta Compton was the highest-grossing movie for the third weekend in a row, and now is the most successful music bio-pic of all-time.

According to Variety, the N.W.A. film registered $13.2 million at the U.S. box office last weekend, for a total of $134.1 million in domestic box office. It overtakes the 2005 Johnny Cash movie, Walk the Line, which earned $119.5 domestically. 

Compton also is the first film to remain number one for three straight weeks since Jurassic World in June.

Ice Cube was ecstatic about the news, tweeting, "Wow! I'm speechless... Thank you for seeing#Straightouttacompton"

Ticket sales for Straight Outta Compton dropped 50 percent as the gross fell from $26.8 million the previous weekend.

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Monty Brinton/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Ne-Yo is engaged to model Crystal Renay and she’s having a baby.

The singer made the official announcement on Twitter, commenting. “Clearing the air..@mscrystalrenay and I are ENGAGED to be married next year. And yes we are expecting. #FromTheHorsesMouth."

Ranay posted a photo of them together on Instagram and wrote, “Our miracle is on the way and I couldn't feel more blessed. You're negativity means nothing to us. We are happy, we've BEEN happy and will always be HAPPY no matter what they say.  Thanking The Lord above for those who know my story know what this absolute miracle means to me.”

Ne-Yo has two children by his former fiancée, Monyetta Shaw: 4-year-old daughter Madilyn and 3-year-old son Mason. Shaw decided to have her tubes tied because they agreed to not have more children. After they broke up, Ne-Yo was slammed in social media.

He addressed that issue on Twitter, saying, “Clearing the air..I didn't force Mo to tie her tubes. Mutual decision. And the procedure is reversible. #SheCanHaveKids #FromTheHorsesMouth. He added, “Twit fam. THIS IS YOUR DIRECT LINK TO ME. From now on if you wanna know ASK ME. No 3rd party, no guessing, no BS #FromTheHorsesMouth."

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