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The Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Nominee List Is Filled With Heavy Hitters - 

The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is among the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Another milestone for the honor is Missy Elliott being the first female rapper to get a nomination. The list of nominees released yesterday also includes ELO's Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, The Beach Boys singer-songwriter Mike Love, Tommy James, Jimmy Cliff and The Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Vince Gill, Mariah Carey, and John Prine are also in the running.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. The Hall's 50th anniversary induction ceremony will take place in New York on June 13th. 

Source: USA Today

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Demi Lovato Is Recovering With The Help Of Wilmer Valderrama - 

Demi Lovato is working hard on her sobriety and she has some help.

The singer is reportedly spending half of her time in a halfway house and the other half in a private home in Los Angeles after getting out of rehab last weekend. The pop star is said to be spending three days a week in a halfway house. She also supposedly has an around-the-clock sober coach, and is said to be attending AA meetings regularly.

The biggest support she seems to be getting, though, is from ex-BF Wilmer Valderrama who is a constant in her life. Clothing god Henry Levy is also a support to Lovato.

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer spent three months in a rehab facility somewhere on the East Coast after nearly overdosing on drugs in July. 

Source: TMZ

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MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK

THE GRINCH (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Pharrell Williams, Cameron Seely

TRIVIA:

  • This is Benedict Cumberbatch's second animated film after 2014's Penguins of Madagascar.
  • This is the third Dr. Seuss animated movie, following Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and The Lorax (2012).
  • Universal also released a live-action Grinch movie, starring Jim Carrey, in 2000.
  • 1966 The special also features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch and the narrator.


THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB: A NEW DRAGON TATTOO STORY (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals and corrupt government officials.

WHO'S IN IT? Claire Foy, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the fourth novel in the Millennium series. This is the first novel in the series not written by the series' creator, Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004.
  • Director David Fincher and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara did not return for this followup to 2011's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
  • Claire Foy starred in the Netflix series The Crown.


OVERLORD (Horror)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D-Day, who must battle the monsters created by a secret Nazi experiment.

WHO'S IN IT? Wyatt Russell, John Magaro, Jovan Adepo, Pilou Asbæk, Bokeem Woodbine

TRIVIA:

  • Wyatt Russell is the son of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
  • Rumor has it the movie is part of the Cloverfield universe, but producer J.J. Abrams has denied that.
  • Director Julius Avery is attached to helm the upcoming Flash Gordon movie.


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SELENA GOMEZ: Rethinking Rehab?

UPDATE: Wednesday, 11:44 p.m. Eastern  E! News removed the following story without any indication why. 

Selena Gomez didn't say "no, no, no" to rehab, but she didn't stick around very long, either.

According to E! News, the singer, who reportedly had a "meltdown" about a month ago, left the East Coast facility earlier than expected, sparking concern among some loved ones. But the official word is optimistic, with one source saying she's “refreshed and is in a better head space."

That insider says Selena “will still be checking in with professionals as her health battle is ongoing. She wants to lay low for a while and isn’t ready to go full force into working yet."

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HOLLYWOOD BUZZ

*The 25th anniversary of Sleepless in Seattle will be celebrated December 2nd and 5th when the Nora Ephron-directed rom-com returns to nearly 400 theaters.

*Kathleen Turner and Ginnifer Godwin will star in the “These Old Bones” episode of the Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings anthology series.

*The cast for the upcoming DC Comics flick Swamp Thing has been set: Andy Bean will play Alec Holland, while Derek Mears will play the creature he eventually becomes.

*Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Rachel Dratch and Susan Lucci are among the stars heading to Broadway for a four-night stand of Celebrity Autobiography, the comedy in which celebrities read the memoirs of other celebrities. The show will run on four consecutive holiday-season Mondays beginning on November 26th.

*Big Brother alum Christmas Abbott was arrested in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, November 6, on a felony charge of criminal mischief. The sheriff’s office did not disclose the exact reason for the arrest.

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