Bad news if you were hoping Nikki Bella and John Cena would reconcile.
TMZ says they are "officially donzo."
The wrestling duo are reportedly "telling friends their on-again-off-again relationship has finally gone kaput because they've grown apart ... figuratively and quite literally."
The couple broke up earlier this year, but after Cena made a plea for a reunion, they tried to work things out. But the insiders say Nikki "realized while watching Sunday's finale of [her reality show Total Bellas] how unhappy she was and hated the feeling of being confused and living in a gray area. Watching that high level of uncertainty reminded her why she ultimately chose not to walk down the aisle with John, despite his pleas."
Nikki plans to move out of John's house as soon as possible.
*Gina Rodriguez has gotten engaged to actor Joe LoCicero. The couple met in 2016 when he guest starred on her CW series Jane the Virgin. (Page Six)
*HBO has acquired the rights to At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, a documentary about Dr. Larry Nassar, who was recently sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team. It will premiere in 2019. (Variety)
*Priyanka Chopra has joined the cast of Cowboy Ninja Viking starring Chris Pratt. The movie opens on June 28th, 2019. (Variety)
*A 24 prequel is in the works. According to Variety, the series will "focus on a young Jack Bauer."
If you tune into America's Got Talent tonight (Tuesday), you'll spot a familiar face!
Martina McBride serves as a guest judge on the episode, but don't worry -- she doesn't channel her inner Simon Cowell.
She chatted about her demeanor as a judge, saying, "I was probably somewhere in between a Heidi [Klum] and Mel B. I'm literally a mix of them. I was fair. I wasn't too hard on anybody but hopefully I gave them some perspective and honest feedback and encouragement. It's not the easiest thing in the world for me to give criticism."
She surprised herself with her judging skills, saying, "I thought that I would be quiet and observe but I got to say what I wanted to say and be a part of the whole process. It was really fun." (Billboard)
Her episode airs tonight at 7 pm CT on NBC.
Lindsay Lohan is on the comeback trail, thanks to MTV.
The network purchased her reality series called Lohan Beach Club. It focuses on a Greek resort that bears her name. A press release stated, “Lohan Beach Club offers viewers VIP access to how a young, successful entrepreneur runs her empire while striving to rise above the temptations the Mykonos [pr: ME-coe-nohs] nightlife scene has to offer.”
Filming just started and coincided with First Daughter Tiffany Trump visiting Lindsay’s resort. In a way, Lindsay is taking a page from The Art of the Deal. She’s leased her name to the resort without having to invest real dollars. Because she’s been struggling in recent years to scrape together a few bucks. (People)
Talk About It:
- Whatever money MTV is paying Lindsay, she’s likely to spend it on cigarettes and sunscreen.
- Guests to her resort must believe it’s 2004 and Lindsay is still popular.
- Lindsay loaned her name to a Nightclub in Athens and another beach house.
- Lindsay teased the reality show saying, “Pack your bags, MTV. We’re going to Mykonos.”
Meghan Markle‘s sister, Samantha, is at it again, this time she slammed model Chrissy Teigen.
On Saturday, Teigen, 32, tweeted about father Thomas Markle's last interview and said “This guy… this guy sucks. What is wrong with him? Let your daughter be happy, please. This is embarrassing.” Well sister Samantha heard about the tweet and wrote: “So this pudgy airhead @Christinetiegen who knows nobody in the family is opening her pie hole? ‘This guy’ is our father and deserves a lot of respect...You are the one who sucks.”
NEW TO VIDEO:
A clutch of smaller films are out on video this week, but they offer a diverse set of choices for your viewing pleasure.
Charlize Theron gained a ton of weight for Tully. After the birth of her third child, an exhausted mother comes to rely on a surprising young nanny.
In Dark Crimes, Jim Carrey is a police officer who spots similarities between an unsolved murder and a fictional crime.
Based in a memoir about the '60s, Final Portrait is about an American in Paris who sits for a portrait by the famous painter Alberto Giacometti.
Kings, starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, depicts a foster mother with a dozen children in South Central Los Angeles when the Rodney Kingverdict causes the city to explode with rioting.
The Miracle Season stars Helen Hunt in a story about high school volleyball players seeking a state championship.
New in the TV bin: Murdoch Mysteries Season 11.
Liza Minnelli’s Treasure Are Up For Auction -
Even a legend needs to get rid of possessions every once in a while. Liza Minnelli is no different.
A three-day auction is underway in Calabasas, California, for a treasure trove of items collected by Liza. Letters, photos, posters, artwork and more are available in the auction organized by Profiles In History.
The items also include items from Minnelli's mother, Judy Garland of "Wizard of Oz" fame, and her father, director Vincente Minnelli. Today's items up for bidding include a variety of items from Minnelli's Oscar-winning performance in "Cabaret."
Bids are being taken online here, so if you’ve got the dough…go for it!
Bill Cosby Fights Violent Predator Label -
Bill Cosby is fighting a Pennsylvania board's recommendation to have him declared a "sexually violent predator."
The classification would force the 81-year-old comedian to register in the national sex offender database and receive treatment for life. Cosby's lawyers are challenging the legality of the recommendation. He will have to go through an additional hearing where the judge will determine he is a sexual predator.
Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April, and will be sentenced in September. At that time the judge will also rule on the predator status.
Source: Fox News
LeBron James may be heading to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers, but he hasn't forgotten about his hometown.
On Monday, the I Promise School opened up in Akron, Ohio. Focusing on at-risk third- and fourth-graders, the school was created through a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools.
The basketball superstar, who's won NBA championships and MVP trophies, called the school project the most meaningful accomplishment of his career. When he was in fourth grade, he was absent for more than 80 days due to his turbulent family life.
LeBron told ESPN, "It's kind of a bittersweet moment right now, sitting here in my school that I'm opening around these kids, around this community and then at the same time, making a switch to the other coast, being a part of the Lakers now." (ESPN)