John Cena on having kids: 'I can barely raise myself'

Jul 21, 2017 17

Kids may not be in John Cena’s future.

The WWE superstar told US Weekly on Friday that while he is ready to walk down the aisle to his fiancée, Nikki Bella, he is sticking to his decision to not have children.

“Right now it hasn’t changed. I can barely raise myself, so I just don’t know how good a dad I’ll be. I guess that’s my biggest fear.”

The 40 year old, “Trainwreck” actor has been with fellow WWE wrestler, Bella, for five years, and his hesitancy to have children has been well-documented on the E! reality show “Total Divas.”

During one episode, Cena told Bella, “I’m trying to be a realist. I’ve told you that I don’t want to get married and I don’t want to have kids and you do want to get married and you do want to have kids, so I feel there’s this time bomb over my head.”

Cena was previously married to his high school sweetheart Elizabeth Huberdeau but they divorced in 2012.

However, Cena’s concerns about marriage appeared to dissolve when he proposed to Bella at Wrestlemania 33 on April 2, 2017.

The celebrity couple is in the midst of wedding planning telling the mag, “We talk about it all the time. I was very fortunate to find a partner that I want to share my life with who is as driven as I am. We are literally working our tails off.”

Cena hinted a wedding should take place before the end of 2018.

Taylor Swift wins pre-trial victory in radio DJ alleged groping case

Jul 21, 2017 9

Taylor Swift has scored a pre-trial victory in the pop star’s ongoing legal battle against a former Denver DJ who Swift claims groped her at a meet-and-greet in 2013.

A federal judge sanctioned David Mueller Wednesday for destroying electronic devices that contained key evidence, the Denver Post reported.

Mueller sued the “Bad Blood” singer in 2015 when he was fired from KYGO after Swift said he reached up her skirt and touched her inappropriately after her performance at the Pepsi Center in Denver in 2013.

RADIO DJ ACCUSED OF GROPING TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAKS OUT

Swift’s legal team questioned Mueller about a two-hour recording he taped of a conversation between the disgraced radio DJ and his former Boss Robert Call the day before Call fired Mueller, the Denver Post reported.

According to the news site, Mueller admitted to losing or destroying four electronic devices. He also claimed his laptop “was fried” after he spilled coffee on its keyboard.

U.S. District Judge William Martinez ruled Wednesday the recording was critical evidence in the case. A trial date has been set for early August.

You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.

Game of Thrones Creators Respond to Negative Criticism of Their Civil War Drama, Confederate

Jul 21, 2017 13

HBO’s new drama Confederate hasn’t yet begun production but it has already sparked controversy over its alternative take on history.

The series, which comes from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Empire producer Malcolm Spellman and The Good Wife producer Nichelle Tramble Spellman, reimagines the ending of Civil War with the South successfully seceding from the Union. That results in a separate nation in which slavery is still legal. The show takes place in present day and centers on the events leading up to the fictional Third American Civil War.

“Confederate, in all of our minds, will be an alternative-history show,” Weiss explained in an interview with Vulture. “It’s a science-fiction show. One of the strengths of science fiction is that it can show us how this history is still with us in a way no strictly realistic drama ever could, whether it were a historical drama or a contemporary drama. It’s an ugly and a painful history, but we all think this is a reason to talk about it, not a reason to run from it. And this feels like a potentially valuable way to talk about it.”

Many have accused the series, which includes modern-day slavery, of being pornography for white supremacists. However, Nichelle Spellman insists that that won’t be the case.

“I think what was interesting to all of us was that we were going to handle this show, and handle the content of the show, without using typical antebellum imagery,” she said in an interview with Vulture. “There is not going to be, you know, the big Gone With the Wind mansion. This is present day, or close to present day, and how the world would have evolved if the South had been successful seceding from the Union.”

Added Malcome Spellman, “This is not a world in which the entire country is enslaved. Slavery is in one half of the country. And the North is the North. As Nichelle was saying, the imagery should be no whips and no plantations.”

The show is expected to begin production after Game of Thrones ends in 2018.

Taylor Swift wins pre-trial victory in alleged radio DJ groping case

Jul 21, 2017 16

Taylor Swift has scored a pre-trial victory in the pop star’s ongoing legal battle against a former Denver DJ who Swift claims groped her at a meet-and-greet in 2013.

A federal judge sanctioned David Mueller Wednesday for destroying electronic devices which contained key evidence, the Denver Post reported.

Mueller sued the “Bad Blood” singer in 2015 after he was fired from KYGO after Swift said he  reached up her skit and touched her inappropriately after her performance at the Pepsi Center in Denver in 2013.

RADIO DJ ACCUSED OF GROPING TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAKS OUT

Swift’s legal team questioned Mueller about a two-hour recording he taped of a conversation between the disgraced radio DJ and his former Boss Robert Call the day before Call fired Mueller, the Denver Post reported.

According to the news site, Mueller admitted to losing or destroying four electronic devices. He also claimed his laptop “was fried” after he spilled coffee on its keyboard.

U.S. District Judge William Martinez ruled Wednesday the recording was critical evidence in the case. A trial date has been set for early August.

You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.

'Game of Thrones' episode premiere pirated an astounding 90 million times

Jul 21, 2017 17

The season 7 premiere of the hit HBO series “The Game of Thrones” was the most watched premiere in HBO history and was also pirated an astonishing 90 million times.

HBO said the series premiere was watched more than 16 million times on all of its platforms across the globe, according to Business Insider.

HOLLY MARIE COMBS: ‘CHARMED’ REBOOT RUMORS ARE NOT TRUE

MUSO, which described itself as the “world’s largest database of metadata on real-time behavior across the piracy market,” said the premiere was pirated more than 90 million times. The company said most of the pirating came from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom.

“‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 episode 1 was streamed 77.9 million times, torrented on public trackers 8.3 million times, directly downloaded 4.9 million times, and torrented on private trackers 500,000 times” Muso said.

KIM KARDASHIAN HAS ‘FASHION EMERGENCY’ IN TINY BRA TOP

“There is no denying that these figures are huge, so they’re likely to raise more than a few eyebrows in the mainstream industry, but it’s in line with the sort of scale we see across piracy sites and should be looked at objectively,” Andy Chatterley, MUSO co-founder, told Business Insider. “What we’re seeing here isn’t just P2P torrent downloads but unauthorized streams and every type of piracy around the premiere. This is the total audience picture, which is usually unreported.”

The “Game of Thrones” has been featured multiple times on most-pirated or illegally viewed television shows list.

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere pirated an astounding 90 million times

Jul 21, 2017 20

The Season 7 premiere of the hit HBO series “The Game of Thrones” was the most watched premiere in HBO history and was also pirated an astonishing 90 million times.

HBO said the series premiere was watched more than 16 million times on all of its platforms across the globe, according to Business Insider.

HOLLY MARIE COMBS: ‘CHARMED’ REBOOT RUMORS ARE NOT TRUE

MUSO, which described itself as the “world’s largest database of metadata on real-time behavior across the piracy market,” said the premiere was pirated more than 90 million times. The company said most of the pirating came from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom.

“‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 episode 1 was streamed 77.9 million times, torrented on public trackers 8.3 million times, directly downloaded 4.9 million times, and torrented on private trackers 500,000 times” Muso said.

KIM KARDASHIAN HAS ‘FASHION EMERGENCY’ IN TINY BRA TOP

“There is no denying that these figures are huge, so they’re likely to raise more than a few eyebrows in the mainstream industry, but it’s in line with the sort of scale we see across piracy sites and should be looked at objectively,” Andy Chatterley, MUSO co-founder, told Business Insider. “What we’re seeing here isn’t just P2P torrent downloads but unauthorized streams and every type of piracy around the premiere. This is the total audience picture, which is usually unreported.”

The “Game of Thrones” has been featured multiple times on most-pirated or illegally viewed television shows list.

Ronda Rousey sets difficult actor straight on 'Battle of the Network Stars'

Jul 21, 2017 26

Ronda Rousey does not have time for high maintenance behavior. Especially when there’s a competition to be won and pride on the line.

The actress flexed her muscle in the recent episode of ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars” when one of the members of her team didn’t want to don the team uniform for a very silly reason. When Thursday’s episode pit soap opera stars up against various stars from the network’s past and present, Jason Hervey was adamant about not putting on his team’s colors.

RONDA ROUSEY ENGAGED TO FIGHTER TRAVIS BROWNE

Fans may remember Hervey best as the obnoxious older brother on TV’s “The Wonder Years,” which finished its run in 1993. At the top of the episode, he was seen arguing with producers who were asking him to ditch his black t-shirt in favor of the red one that everyone else on his team wore. They were even willing to compromise and asked if he wouldn’t mind wearing the red team shirt over his black shirt.

“Not really, but I guess I will if I have to, but I really don’t want to at all,” he said. “This is a Calvin Klein t-shirt, it just looks good.”

This wasn’t going to fly with his team captain. The MMA star made no bones about the fact that she wasn’t going to be tolerating a lack of team spirit.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR RONDA ROUSEY?

“I might have to put Jason in a headlock for wearing a black shirt because we’re team red,” she said. “We might have to have a conversation about this, until then he’s my dark horse.”

After a couple events in the black shirt, Rousey approached her teammate to ask about his attire. Yahoo TV, which posted a clip of the incident, notes he struggled to come up with a better reason for his decision to not sport his team colors other than saying it was clean. This prompted a hard stare from Rousey which clearly chilled the actor to the bone.

“You know what, based on that, you got my head right,” he said. “I’m going to go find my red shirt. That’s what I needed, good stuff.”

With almost no words, Rousey fixed the issue for her team, although it wasn’t enough to keep Hervey from modifying his new shirt by cutting off the sleeves and cutting down the collar. Still, each person was in red, and that was enough for the 30-year-old athlete.

Kim Kardashian has 'fashion emergency' in tiny bra top

Jul 21, 2017 14

Kim Kardashian’s teeny tiny bra top caused her to run late to the big opening of Balmain’s Los Angeles store on Thursday night.

Olivier Rousteing, the creative director behind the high-end and highly popular French fashion house, is a friend of Kardashian’s. The reality star has often been referred to as Rousteing’s muse.

But Kardashian was delayed for Rousteing’s big night because she got makeup on her white bra top, which she paired with a sparkling maxi skirt.

The reality star chronicled her fashion emergency on Snapchat.

“Olivier, we’re on our way. We’re having a fashion emergency,” she said in a black-and-white Snapchat video. She added, “Got makeup everywhere, s–t!”

[Warning video contains graphic language]

Later, she posted videos from the party, showing off her skimpy style.

Her mom, Kris Jenner, also shared photos of 36-year-old Kim at the soirée.

Rousteing has dressed the entire Kardashian/Jenner family.

Kendall Jenner has walked the runway for Balmain, and younger sister Kylie Jenner recently modeled his Beats by Dre x Balmain headphones.

Rousteing explained to The Hollywood Reporter he chose 19-year-old Kylie for his latest project because “She has that darkness, but also that glam… She’s strong, and she doesn’t care whether you like her or not.”

Holly Marie Combs: 'Charmed' reboot rumors are not true

Jul 21, 2017 15

Sometimes rumors are just rumors.

“Charmed” star Holly Marie Combs took to Instagram to shut down rumors of a reboot of her hit WB show.

“I’m sorry to say that all the reboot rumors are just that….rumors,” Combs wrote on Instagram.

She also shared a throwback picture from her “Charmed” days with former co-stars Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan.

“But here’s #tbt to our wood nymph days,” Combs wrote. “In our defense it was really hot so we wanted to wear the least amount of clothes possible. Really hot. That’s my story and still sticking to it.”

Many fans commented on Combs’ picture that they were “crushed” by new news.

“Bummed there is no reboot,” one fan wrote while another added, “So sad ! Charmed represent all my childhood.”

One person asked, “f not a reboot, then could we have a spin off?”

'The Affair' body double claims she was fired for objecting to being called 'sexytime'

Jul 21, 2017 12

Showtime’s hit series “The Affair” is bringing the scandal to real life thanks to recent claims of bad behavior on set.

New reports indicate that a woman who worked as the body double for star Ruth Wilson has filed a lawsuit because she believes she was fired for complaining about what she has called sexual harassment, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports Ashlynn Alexander filed a suit against Showtime alleging that she was terminated from her position on the show in September 2015 after complaining to the assistant director when she noticed she’d been placed on the call sheet as “Alison Sexytime Double.”

She says her complaint went unanswered and that she was soon fired. The gossip site reports that the network told Alexander the firing was because of her hair color not matching that of Wilson’s, but she insists she always wore a wig.

Alexander’s credits date back to 2013, with appearances on noteworthy series like “Boardwalk Empire,” “Gotham” and, most recently, “The Detour.” Her reel and resume, which appear on her website, also includes short films, web videos, theater and commercial work for TurboTax.

Neither Alexander nor Showtime were immediately available for comment.