Katie Holmes Joins Jamie Foxx for His 50th Birthday Celebration

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Jamie Foxx had a special plus one for his big birthday—Katie Holmes!

In honor of his milestone 50th birthday—or should we say 25 times two—the Oscar winner celebrated in plenty of style. The guest of honor arrived to Paramount Studios in Hollywood for an unforgettable night on Wednesday.

The Liv on Sunday-themed bash was held in a backlot with plenty of space for famous faces from all corners of the industry to get their party on. Leonardo DiCaprio and Smokey Robinson were some of the guests mingling in the crowd while rap legends like Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube got busy on stage with a mic in hand. 

Ever the performer, Foxx could not resist getting up on stage with some of his pals to perform hits like The Jackson 5‘s “I Want You Back” and get his groove on.

While the birthday guest of honor and many of his star-studded attendees posed for photos, there was one guest that was seemingly trying to keep a low-profile—Foxx’s longtime speculated girlfriend. 

Photographers caught a glimpse of Holmes trying to hide her face as she left The Highlight Room with her rumored beau. Thanks to her new pixie cut, however, the actress was still recognizable. Foxx enjoyed a dinner party at the California hot spot ahead of the Paramount Studios bash. Of course, no birthday would be complete without cake. Foxx was presented with a sweet treat decorated with a throwback photo of himself on top. Other guests to the celebration included Jamie Foxx Show alum Garcelle Beauvais and his two daughters, Corinne Foxx and Annalise Bishop

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While he and Holmes have not publicly confirmed a romance between them, they have been popping up at more of the same events as of late. 

Though there had been a time when they were never seen together, the two were finally snapped by photographers walking hand in hand on the beach in early September. Most recently, they were both spotted at the same New York City event, albeit arriving and leaving separately. 

Ultimately, Holmes got to be there to help Foxx celebrate a milestone birthday and ring in a new chapter of his life. 

As the singer told DJ Khaled and E!’s Jason Kennedy on the American Music Awards red carpet, “We’re doing our birthday big this year.”

That’s one birthday wish that already came true! Happy Birthday, Jamie!

Judd Apatow Takes Aim at Sexual Misconduct Allegations in Hollywood: “Everybody Should Be Disgusted”

Judd Apatow is putting it plainly: when it comes to the ongoing sea of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, everyone should be alarmed. 

“My instinct is always to say the thing they say don’t say, which is like it concerns me as a father of two daughters it concerns me, but you shouldn’t have to have daughters to get that it’s disgusting,” the comedian pointed out to Seth Meyers during a Late Night appearance on Wednesday. “You should be able to say as the owner of a bird, I’m disgusted. Everybody should be disgusted. It’s horrible.”

As prominent male figures from every corner of the industry—from Hollywood producers to morning show anchors to celebrity chefs—are accused of a range of sexual misconduct, what’s allegedly been going on behind closed doors is being brought out into the highly publicized open. 

“Women always knew men were disgusting and now men are going, ‘I guess we are disgusting.’ We didn’t know how terrible that we were,” Apatow quipped. 

Apatow noticed a recurring accusation against some men in Hollywood has been alleged masturbation in front of accusers.  

“Who knew that masturbation was so popular? Everyone has to masturbate in front of people,” he told Meyers. “I always thought that the best part of masturbation was that you were alone and no one was judging you. Isn’t that why we like it? That no one is there to go, ‘What’s the matter with you?'”

In the meantime, Apatow said he went through 35,000 of his own photos to see “what do I have on the Cloud that someone will find one day that will end me?”

“There were literally hundreds of me pretending to blow guys,” he said. “But, we were all laughing and I think it’s ok. But, I think we’re all learning that men do not get it at all how awful they are.”

While the industry—and the country—begins to take new shape on the heels of this crucial movement, Apatow has some advice for other men. 

“It’s so easy to not be a sexual harasser,” he said. “You just literally do nothing. You do nothing.”

Nick Jonas’ Next Record Is Ready–But First, He Has to Sing Christmas Carols With His Niece

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December has been the busiest month of Nick Jonas‘ year—and there’s still two weeks left.

The 25-year-old star has been all over the world promoting Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, attending premieres and doing interviews in Berlin, L.A., London and Paris with co-stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. He’s also been supporting the animated feature Ferdinand, and on Monday, he received his first Golden Globe nomination for the original song “Home.” Nick will get some downtime in a few days, but then he’ll end the year with a performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. “It’s been a busy month—but kind of exhilarating,” the superstar admitted. “I just started to think, ‘Man, I should be tired.’ But I’m not! I think the Golden Globe nomination this week was a career highlight. It was a moment that fueled the rest of this run that we’ve got left before I’m sort of done for the holidays.”

E! News spoke to Nick in New York City Wednesday, moments before he surprised shoppers with a pop-up performance at the Chase Pay Village at Oculus. Nick sang five songs—”Levels,” “Close,” “Find You,” “Home” and “Jealous”—but opted not to perform “Say All You Want for Christmas,” his holiday duet with Shania Twain. “I need her for that. It’s just not the same without Shania,” he explained. “But working with her was a dream come true, and I’m glad people like the song. It’s a fun one.” Not that anyone seemed to mind, as holiday shoppers were treated to an acoustic, “broken-down” version of his usual set. As Nick said, “Today is about bringing a really unique experience to the people who show up.”

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Before long, Nick will get to join his brothers and former bandmates, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas, for some well-deserved family time. “I think people have this idea of what the Jonas family holiday is like on Christmas, like it’s all of us singing Christmas carols together. But I think we probably will do that this year, because my niece, Alena, is newly really into singing. She’s learned a bunch of Christmas songs, so I’m going to have to do some singing with her.” Nick’s favorite holidays tunes include Bing Crosby‘s “White Christmas,” as well as some of Michael Bublé‘s music. “And I’m going to be selfish and say my song with Shania Twain!” he said with a laugh. As for his 3-year-old niece, Nick said she’s almost old enough to grasp what he does for a living. “I think she’s getting it, but she’s not fazed by it at all. She’s still the princess of the house when we walk in, and when she says it’s playtime, we’ve all got to go play with her. You have to go! She’s not fazed, but I love watching her. They’ll send me videos of her watching me or Joe on TV, and she freaks out. She loves it! But I don’t know if she’s fully connected the dots yet.”

After the holidays, it’s back to work for Nick. As of now, he’s planning to take his manager to the Golden Globes—as well as his mom, if he can score an extra ticket. “The first and only time I went to the Golden Globes [in 2009], we were seated with Zac Efron and Blake Lively. That was our table. My brothers and I, I don’t think we were 21 yet; I definitely wasn’t…We couldn’t have the champagne at the table. I’m really looking forward to that aspect of it.” So, it was kind of like being at the kids’ table? “I think it was, kind of, now that I think back to it,” he laughed. “I think Zac was maybe newly 21.”

Nick will have plenty of reasons to pop some bubbly in the New Year, if all goes according to plan. Early next year, Nick will turn his attention back to music full-time. “There’s already a record that’s finished…We just want to make sure we have the time to really dedicate to it. So, the beginning of next year, I expect to be putting out this body of work,” Nick revealed. “I’m very excited about it. I think it’s some of my strongest yet.”

Morgan Spurlock Admits to Sexual Misconduct in Open Letter: “I Am Part of the Problem”

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Morgan Spurlock believes he is “part of the problem” as sexual misconduct accusations continue to surround Hollywood and beyond.

In a new Twitter post shared on Wednesday, the Hollywood director and producer reflected on recent headlines and admitted that he is “not some innocent bystander.”

“I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well,” Morgan explained. “I am part of the problem.”

He continued, “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news. When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape. Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told me about it afterwards. I was floored.”

Morgan also shared an experience when he settled a sexual harassment allegation at his office.

“This was around 8 years ago, and it wasn’t a gropy feely harassment. It was verbal, and it was just as bad,” he wrote. “When she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone. Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was.”

Finally, Morgan admitted to being unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend he ever had. “Over the years, I would look each of them in the eye and proclaim my love and then have sex with other people behind their backs,” he shared.

While the man behind Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Mansome doesn’t know why he acted this way, he wonders if drinking, depression or sexual abuse contributed to the way he behaves as an adult.

Ultimately, Morgan is confident that he is part of the solution and admitting to his errors is a step in the right direction. He also revealed on Twitter that he is “seeking help.” 

“We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault,” he explained. “More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back.”

Morgan concluded, “I will do better. I will be better. I believe we all can. The only individual I have control over is me. So starting today, I’m going to be more honest with you and myself. I’m going to lay it all out in the open. Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen.”

Read his full letter on Twitter now.

Tavis Smiley’s Show Suspended by PBS Over ”Troubling” Allegations of Misconduct

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PBS has suspended late-night talk show Tavis Smiley following an investigation surrounding claims of misconduct against its host, Tavis Smiley

“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley, produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” the public broadcaster said in a statement to multiple outlets. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.”

Smiley has not addressed his suspension or the claims made against him. Variety reports Smiley’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. E! News has reached out to his production company. 

According to Variety, who broke the story, PBS launched the investigation after allegations were made that the television personality engaged in sexual relationships with “multiple subordinates.”

Sources told the outlet that witnesses interviewed for the investigation believed their employment depended on the “status of their sexual relationship” with Smiley, and said he created a “verbally abusive and threatening environment that went beyond what could be expected in a typical high-pressure work environment.” Variety also reports that several individuals interviewed expressed concern that Smiley might retaliate. 

Smiley has hosted the PBS program, which airs weeknights, since 2004. He also hosted his own radio program, The Tavis Smiley Show, from 2005 to 2013. He competed alongside Sharna Burgess on season 19 of Dancing With the Stars in 2014. 

PBS’s decision to suspend Tavis Smiley comes week after colleague Charlie Rose was fired amid sexual harassment allegations leveled against him. 

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Sounds Off on Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Fired Cast Member Scandal

Kim Zolciak-Biermann says she knows the tea, but she’s not ready to spill it. 

During Wednesday’s appearance on E!’s Daily Pop, the reality star was asked to comment on her recent tweet that alluded to a certain Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member being let go from the Bravo series. “Poof! #LostYourPeach,” Kim wrote online, fueling pre-existing rumors involving Kenya Moore‘s alleged refusal to film scenes with her new husband. 

But this time around, Zolciak-Biermann kept her lips sealed: “I will get in so much trouble if I tell you. Nope. I cannot tell you! You’ll have to wait and see next year.”

She continued, “People think I just say it because I’m being a hater but I’m just telling you that it’s true.”

But from Kenya’s perspective, who recently sat down with E! News for a tell-all interview, there’s not an ounce of truth to reports she’s been axed after six seasons on RHOA

“I think my storyline speaks for itself, the fact that I’m one of the most Google’d people on the show and, one might say, one of the most relevant,” Moore shared. “I don’t think that anyone would rush to a judgement to say I wouldn’t be a Housewife. I have the top storyline of the entire season, so that wouldn’t even really make good business sense.”

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One topic Kim didn’t hold back from addressing was her estranged relationship with her mother, and her decision on last week’s episode of Don’t Be Tardy to cut ties with Karen Zolciak after years of tension linked to Kim’s marriage to Kroy Biermann

“It’s too much for me to handle,” the mother-of-six shared. “I have my own beautiful family and seeing my daughters upset, it’s just not worth it. We tried with one last little attempt and that’s that.”

As Don’t Be Tardy viewers recall, Karen shut down granddaughter Brielle Biermann‘s request to see her after five years apart. From Kim’s perspective, “I don’t understand how a mom could treat a daughter the way she’s done me, but she also has some great qualities, too. I’ve had a lot of years to process it so it’s definitely not as painful as it was when it all started.”

For more from Kim, including her take on Porsha Williams calling 20-year-old Brielle a “hoe” on a recent RHOA episode, watch the video above. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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Nattie and Lana’s Feud in Mexico Heats Up on Total Divas: Watch Their Dramatic Fight!

Can’t we all just get along?

Lana and Nattie Neidhart sure don’t seem to be able to.

On this week’s episode of Total Divas, the girls jet off to Mexico for Nikki Bella‘s engagement celebration. With Lana and Nattie feuding, Nikki was in over her head. 

“It’s my week. It’s my engagement party, right? This is supposed to be a celebration. We’re supposed to be happy. And now, I feel like I’m gonna have to be a mediator,” a frustrated Nikki said.

Though the ladies made a pact to get along, it didn’t take long before Lana and Nattie were back to exchanging nasty comments and even nastier pranks.

With the help of Trinity Fatu, Lana struck first, TP-ing Nattie’s hotel room.

Before the pair could finish the job, Nattie caught them red handed. “Is this all you got, you neurotic little bitch?” Nattie quipped.

The ladies broke from the drama for a little sunset dinner where Brie Bella toasted to Nikki finally becoming a bride.

“I’ve been on this journey with her and I never thought that she was going to get married,” Brie shared. “To see your sister finally get to plan a wedding is like the most exciting thing in the world.” 

“I can’t wait to marry the man of my dreams,” Nikki revealed. “The moment I’m in right now, you can’t take it away from me. It’s just so special and spectacular.” 

That special moment was overshadowed by Nattie thanks to a little promo aimed right at Lana.

“I just want to stop and take a moment to congratulate one of my best friends, Nicole, on her engagement. And to our friend Lana, on her pregnancy,” Nattie announced.

From there, it was tit for tat between the feuding friends.

“Don’t ever cut a promo of me again or I’ll cut a promo of you and make you cry,” Lana warned.

The fighting continued as the ladies left dinner for the club. After Lana slapped Nattie in the face, Nattie returned a slap and even threw champagne on her!

While the rest of the ladies were wishing Nat and Lana would take their drama to the ring, Brie was busy getting back to Brie Mode.

“I can’t even remember the last time I was in Brie Mode. You know, this just feels really great to just be free for a minute and just have fun. It feels good to be back in Brie Mode,” Brie gushed.

At least someone had fun, right?

See everything that went down in this week’s episode in the recap video above!

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