Jon Gosselin confirms he's performing as a stripper in New Jersey, calls it 'a blessing'

Mar 26, 2017 20

Jon Gosselin — reality star, father of eight, DJ and stripper?

It’s true. After rumors began swirling that the former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star was going to perform as a male entertainer in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Gosselin, 39, confirmed the news to ET on Saturday.

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“I work at Dusk Nightclub in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I’m a member of the Senate DJ group and I also help with Promotion,” he explained. “I DJ at the club sometimes, but I find promotion is more rewarding both financially and emotionally. I like taking care of people and making others feel welcome.”

Gosselin also revealed he’s performing in the nightclub’s Savage Men Male Revue Show, exclusively telling ET his first night is April 1st.

“I’m an integral part of the show,” he added. “Being part of something is a blessing. Since I joined Senate DJ I’ve felt like I belong to something and I’m not just out there on my own — I feel as if I’m part of a fraternity or brotherhood.”

But when asked if stripping was something he ever imagined himself doing, he responded, “No way!”

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Christina El Moussa fights back against mom shamers

Mar 26, 2017 19

Christina El Moussa has no time for mom shamers.

The “Flip or Flop” star defended herself on Instagram on Friday, after followers criticized her for allowing her 1-year-old son, Brayden, to stand so close to their pool during her daughter’s first slumber party.

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“Our first slumber party!! … 6 kids, a dog and 2 moms. So fun, crazy, but so fun … @caraclarknutrition … love you always *sorry just realized kids in swimwear again.. it’s cali people it’s what we do*,” Christina captioned a pic of 6-year-old Taylor hanging out with her friends in the hot tub, while Brayden stands nearby.

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Commenters quickly took aim at the mother of two.

“No one is a hater, but as a mother it is scary to have a toddler being that close to a pool!” user luvmyhub3 wrote.

“@luvmyhub3 OMG 1. It’s a beach entry if he fell in it’s only a foot high, he would be ok 2. It’s not his first time in or around the pool,but thanks for your “concern” aka judgment 3. AND most importantly I am right there and could be to him in 3 seconds SMH at this …..!!!!” Christina replied.

“@christinaelmoussa well that’s great if you’re that close, but I was commenting back to another person here on your post,” the user wrote back. “They made it sound as if ‘haters’ would only think your son was close to the pool. When I’m very positive I’m not hating here! It just looks like he’s close and as a mother of 3, yes, it looks scary. So it’s people having normal concern not hating.”

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This isn’t the first time Christina has faced criticism. Earlier this week, the HGTV star became the target of haters after sharing a pic of herself and Taylor sporting matching bikinis.

One Direction's Liam Payne and partner Cheryl welcome baby boy

Mar 26, 2017 19

Former Girls Aloud star Cheryl and her partner Liam Payne of One Direction fame have announced the birth of their first child.

Cheryl said on Instagram Saturday night that their son was born Wednesday and has not been named.

She says “although he still doesn’t have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival.”

Payne, who is now also a solo artist, said he was “incredibly happy” and posted a photo of himself with the baby.

Cheryl was known as Cheryl Cole when she was in Girls Aloud. She has also been a judge on the “The X Factor,” the show that Payne competed on before he was placed into One Direction.

Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

Mar 26, 2017 14

 Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it.

There were few tears throughout the two-hour ceremony Saturday, which honored the mother-daughter duo’s impact on film, culture and those who knew them with a mix of photos, videos, and anecdotes that kept the audience laughing and applauding.

Todd Fisher led the ceremony, which he said was intended to bring fans an intimate view of his mother and sister. He called it a show, saying his mother hated to attend memorials.

Hundreds of fans — some wearing “Star Wars” attire — attended the public ceremony that featured numerous family photos and Reynolds’ final interview reflecting on her life and philanthropy, and one of Fisher’s high school friends sharing some her off-color emails to him.

A troupe from Reynolds’ dance studio performed an homage to “Singin’ in the Rain,” the film that catapulted Reynolds to stardom at age 19. After an opening film that was an ode to Fisher’s “Star Wars” role, a working R2D2 unit came on stage, mournfully beeped and parked next to a director’s chair with Fisher’s name on it. Across the stage, near a piano, sat an empty chair with Reynolds’ name on it.

Fisher, 60, an actress and writer who starred as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Dec. 27 after suffering a medical emergency days earlier aboard a flight from London. Reynolds, an Oscar-nominated actress for her role in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” died the following day at age 84.

Todd Fisher recounted his mother’s final moments and her remark that she wanted to be with her daughter.

“It was a very peaceful exit that only my mother could have orchestrated,” he said to booming laughter. “She was trained in Hollywood where they teach you to make a great entrance, and exit.”

Fisher and Reynolds had a complex relationship, with some years of estrangement before they reunited and became close confidantes.

Actor Dan Aykroyd described Fisher, his one-time fiancée, as a chatterbox who never let him speak. He described using the Heimlich maneuver on her once, and joked that if he had been on the plane where Fisher fell ill in December, he “might have been able to save her again.”

He echoed a sentiment expressed by many early in his remarks. “We really shouldn’t be here this soon,” he said.

The ceremony was attended by several stars, including Rene Russo, Beverly D’Angelo, “Dallas” actress Morgan Brittany, actor-director Fisher Stevens, “Brady Bunch” actress Susan Olsen and actor Griffin Dunne.

Dunne recounted living with Fisher in New York when they were both young actors, and her initial reactions to working on “Star Wars.” He recounted Fisher’s assessment of the film: “It’s stupid and it’s terrible.”

After the first screening, they both knew she had been wrong. “We knew movies would never be the same, and you just knew Carrie’s life would never be the same.”

When speakers weren’t delivering one-liners — some that had been uttered or penned by Fisher and Reynolds — music and dance took over the stage. The ceremony featured a new song James Blunt wrote after Fisher’s death, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performed a somber rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” that celebrated Fisher’s status as a feminist icon.

Actress Ruta Lee celebrated Reynolds’ philanthropy in her eulogy, which included her singing to troops during the Korean War and her later efforts raising millions to help those suffering from mental illness. Carrie Fisher battled mental illness and addiction, exploring her struggles in the book “Postcards from the Edge.”

Fisher discussed her mother’s charitable work in a video clip, joking: “She sort of started what this town was going to need quite a bit of, which was treatment for the mentally ill.”

Lee said it was OK to feel sadness at the deaths of Reynolds and Fisher, but not to dwell on it. “Debbie the unsinkable and her beautiful daughter would never want us to mourn,” she said.

Author Gavin de Becker, who attended high school with Fisher and recounted how his infatuation with her turned into a lifelong friendship, said his friend “zoomed through time” and made so many people’s lives better. He recounted how Fisher took him on international trips and “gave me so many firsts.”

“The first time I had sex was at Carrie’s house,” de Becker said. “It wasn’t with Carrie, but she arranged it.”

It was one of many tales about the actresses that drew boisterous laughter.

After the service, fans were invited to see the actresses’ final resting place at Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills, a storied cemetery where numerous celebrities, including Bette Davis and Liberace, are buried or interred.

Many also paused to snap photos with some of the actresses’ memorabilia that was displayed outside the theater, including two dresses Fisher wore while filming “Star Wars” and “When Harry Met Sally,” and two of Reynolds’ costumes from “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

Antonio Banderas says he's recovered from heart attack

Mar 26, 2017 20

Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January.

The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that “I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage.”

Banderas says he underwent a procedure to introduce three stents in his arteries, adding that “it hasn’t been as dramatic as some have written.”

Banderas’ visit to a Swiss clinic had led to speculation about the health of the star known for roles in such films as “The Mask of Zorro,” ”Desperado,” ”Philadelphia” and the animated “Puss in Boots.”

Banderas spoke Saturday at a film festival in his hometown of Malaga in southern Spain, where he received a lifetime achievement award for his career as an actor, director and producer.

'SNL' star doesn't back away from Boston racism comment

Mar 25, 2017 19

“Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che (CHAY) is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the “most racist city” he has ever visited.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2n34WDF) reports that the co-anchor of “Weekend Update” told a Boston University crowd Thursday about how he received angry messages on social media after he made the comment on “SNL” the night before the Super Bowl.

He responded to one woman by urging her to “talk to your closest black friend and ask them to explain it to you.” He says the woman responded by answering, “Touche.”

Che, who often jokes about President Donald Trump on the NBC show, told the audience he never apologizes for language or controversial statements because he’s “just trying to be more presidential.”

Amanda Seyfried welcomes first child with Thomas Sadoski

Mar 25, 2017 25

Congratulations to Amanda Seyfried!

The “Mean Girls” star gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, with husband Thomas Sadoski, Sadoski’s rep confirms to ET.

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ET last spoke with Seyfried at the premiere of her new film, The Last Word, earlier this month, where she joked she was “12 months pregnant.”

“I’m ready,” the 31-year-old actress confessed, while Sadoski — who announced the two had secretly married just last week — gushed about becoming a dad.

“I’m blown away by her every day,” the 40-year-old actor said of Seyfried.

“She does look about ready to pop. It’s a pretty amazing thing. I just get to sort of hang back and watch it all happen,” Sadoski added. “That’s the great joy for me, trying to learn as much as I can — try to stay out of the way and not screw anything up too much.”

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Amber Heard on being told that coming out as bisexual would 'without a doubt' end her career

Mar 25, 2017 22

Amber Heard has revealed how she was told that coming out as bisexual would “without a doubt” end her career.

The 30-year-old actress has always been open about her sexuality, saying she never came out because “I was never in.” However, she admitted that having the public come to terms with her choices was hard in the early days of her career.

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“It did impact my career, it was difficult,” People reports Heard telling The Economist’s Pride & Prejudice Summit in New York City on Thursday. “It was not easy. I was the only one working in this way, so it was definitely difficult because no one had done it. I did that even though everyone told me it would end my career, without a doubt.”

Heard added that her response to directors who doubted whether a bisexual actress could credibly play a straight woman was to prove them wrong.

“I rolled my eyes at that,” said the “Aquaman” actress. “And I said, ‘Watch me do it.’ And, I did it.”

Heard caused a media frenzy during her messy divorce from Hollywood star Johnny Depp last year, but in the early days of her career it was her romance with Tasya van Ree which proved an eye-opening experience.

While Heard would frequently take Ree to events and was open when asked who was her date for the evening, she says “no one ever asked” much about her love life. However, after the pair split following four years of dating and Heard told a reporter it “definitely was a big deal,” she says public perception of her changed.

“Then I saw I was attached to a label,” she said. “I never saw myself defined as one particular thing or not. So, I watched as I quickly became not actress Amber Heard, but out lesbian Amber Heard.”

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Defying those who told her she couldn’t be open about her sexuality while succeeding in Hollywood, Heard has gone on to star in films including “Pineapple Express,” “The Rum Diary,” and “Magic Mike XXL.” 

Jodie Sweetin and fiancé Justin Hodak split

Mar 25, 2017 24

Jodie Sweetin is back on the market!

The 35-year-old actress has split from her fiance, Justin Hodak, Sweetin’s rep confirms to ET, adding that “she appreciates everyone’s understanding for their need for privacy at this time.”

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Sweetin and Hodak, who met through mutual friends, announced their engagement in January 2016 after two years of dating. The pair made their last public appearance as a couple at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards earlier this month, where Sweetin told ET that wedding plans were up in the air.

“Every time we think about it, it just keeps getting pushed a little bit further,” she admitted of a wedding date, singing a much different tune than when she spoke to ET in August.

“We’re really excited,” the “Fuller House” star told ET at the time. “We’re looking at the end of next year… I’ve just been so busy with Dancing With the Stars and Fuller House. But once this wraps and I have a little bit of free time, we’re going to start jumping into the planning.”

This would have been the fourth marriage for Sweetin. The actress shares daughter Zoie with ex-husband Cody Herpin and daughter Beatrix with ex-husband Morty Coyle.

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Cher's says she's dealing with 'serious family issue,' drops out of Lifetime Flint water crisis movie

Mar 25, 2017 23

Cher will no longer appear in the Lifetime movie about the 2016 water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The “If I Could Turn Back Time” singer revealed in a statement on Friday that she’d no longer be able to meet her commitment to the forthcoming project, citing a “serious family issue.”

“This has been a project so near and dear to my heart and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story,” the 70-year-old actress told ET in a statement via her rep. “Unfortunately, I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming.”

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“I’m so glad that Craig and Neil [the producers] plan to move ahead and I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully,” Cher added.

Cher, who has donated water bottles to the Flint community, was also to be an executive producer on the TV movie, which would have marked her first return to the small screen since her Golden Globe-nominated role in “If These Walls Could Talk.” 

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THR first reported that Cher had dropped out of the project.

The singer also has two shows scheduled in National Harbor, Maryland, this weekend. ET has reached out to AEG to see if those performances will be canceled.

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