TRENDIN' WITH TRISTAN: Emmy Awards Party Preview

 

TOM ARNOLD: Allegedly Choked at Emmys Party

A fight broke out at an Emmy Awards party.

Tom Arnold tweeted late Sunday night (quote) “Mark Burnett just went apesh** and choked me at this hugeEmmy party. Then he ran away with his torn pink shirt & missing gold chain. I’m waiting for LAPD.”

Burnett and Arnold have feuded for months about behind-the-scenes recordings of The Apprentice. Tom Arnold claimed that Burnett purposefully withheld tapes of Apprentice host Donald Trump saying nasty things about women and persons of color. Some in Hollywood blame Burnett for propelling Donald Trump onto the national stage and ultimately the Presidency.

Mark Burnett’s wife, Roma Downey, tweeted a photo of her badly bruised hand (quote) "Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Talk About It:

  • Whose Emmy Awards party invitation did Tom Arnold steal?
  • Likely a short “fight.” Middle-aged and out-of-shape Tom Arnold probably lost his breath in the first 10 seconds.
  • Tom Arnold has a Viceland series called The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. It happens to premiere Tuesday night. So this might be a planned publicity stunt on his part.
  • Tom Arnold is possessed with Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  • Somebody in the crowd must of shouted "WorldStar" as the fight broke out.
  • Tom Arnold said in an interview that Trump called one of his sons “retarded.” That's so wrong is so many ways.

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*Avengers: Infinity War has passed Titanic on the all-time domestic box office list. The Marvel flick finished its theatrical run with $678.8 million and number-four all on the all-time.

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BEN AFFLECK: Casey Speaks About Brother's Rehab

Casey Affleck tells Entertainment Tonight his brother Ben is getting help with his drinking problem for his family.

On Saturday, Casey said, “Alcoholism has a huge impact on not just the person, but also their family. I think for his kids’ sake and for their mom, and for himself, he’s trying to do the work and get it together.”

Ben has three children — Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6 — with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

Casey admitted his family has a history of alcoholism. “Ben is an addict and an alcoholic. Most of my grandparents are alcoholics. My father is an alcoholic, as bad as you can be, and he’s been sober for about 30 years. I’ve been sober for about six years.”

Casey also says fame makes things more difficult for Ben. “It can’t be easier to have everybody looking at you and taking your picture as you’re walking out of an intervention. I saw my father struggle with it for many years and nobody was following him around with cameras and stuff.”

Garner took Ben to a treatment facility in Malibu in August after an intervention.

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BOX-OFFICE REPORT

1. The Predator - $24 million

2. The Nun - $18.2 million

3. A Simple Favor - $16.1 million

4. White Boy Rick - $8.8 million

5. Crazy Rich Asians - $8.7 million

The Predator opened at number-one with $24 million over the weekend, but that doesn't mean it was a success. According to Box Office Mojo, the film "delivered the lowest opening weekend gross for a live-action film debuting in over 4,000 theaters."

Last weekend's top movie, The Nun, dropped to second with $18.2 million

The thriller A Simple Favor, starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, opened in third with $16.1 million.

The drama White Boy Rick premiered in fourth with $8.8 million, followed by Crazy Rich Asians with $8.7 million. The rom-com has now made $149.6 million.

The drama Unbroken: Path to Redemption debuted in ninth with $2.4 million.

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*Director Todd Phillips has posted the first image of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. He's not in his iconic clown makeup, though. The actor poses as Arthur, apparently the real name of the upcoming movie.

Peter Donat, the actor who played Agent Mulder's father in The X-Files films, has died. He also appeared on such TV shows as Hill Street Blues, Murder, She Wrote and Hawaii Five-O. He was 90.

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Justin Bieber wants to be an American.

The Canadian crooner has applied for dual citizenship, according to TMZ, allowing him to stay a Canadian as well as an American.

Sources say Justin "has a deep love for the U.S. and an appreciation for this country, where he became extremely rich and successful." Justin moved to Atlanta at 13 after being born in Ontario, Canada. He's also about to marry an American, Hailey Baldwin.

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