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‘The Flash’ star Grant Gustin slams male body shaming “double standard”

Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved (LOS ANGELES) — The Flash star Grant Gustin has been catching heat over a since-deleted leaked photo of a new costume he’ll be wearing for the show’s upcoming fifth season.  Some people responded that the 28-year-old actor looked unnaturally thin in the costume and questioned his health.

Wednesday, Guston posted an angry response against what he considers a “double standard” when it comes to body shaming men.

“That’s a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken, much less being posted,” he wrote on Instagram. “Some things need work and they will be worked on. We’ll get there.”

“As far as the body shaming. That’s what p***** me off. Not even just for my sake. I’ve had 20+ years of kids and adults telling me or my parents I was too thin,” Gustin continued.

“There’s a double standard where it’s ok to talk s*** about a dude’s body,” adds Gustin. “I do my best to stay in shape and add as much size as I can throughout these seasons. I’m naturally thin, and my appetite is greatly affected by stress.”

Gustin goes on to explain that “Stress is something that ebbs and flows for me throughout the season. Thus, gaining weight is a challenge for me.”

He also seized the opportunity to encourage  body-shaming victims, noting, “I went to an audition for a role I never dreamed I’d actually book. But, here I am 5 season later. I’m happy with my body and who I am and other kids who are built like me and thinner than me should be able to feel the same way.”

Season five of The Flash will debut October 9 on The CW.

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Ryan Seacrest calls ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ his biggest contribution to the world

Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC (NEW YORK) — Ryan Seacrest wears a lot of hats — talkshow host, radio personality and television executive, just to name a few — but the Live with Kelly co-host says his role as executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians might just be his biggest “contribution” yet.

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night’s Tonight Show, Seacrest said he realized the reality TV show’s importance after veteran journalist Larry King, whom he called a “very close” friend, asked him about his contributions to the world.

“Larry King had a dinner one night, and he had foreign leaders over, Sidney Poitier and all these important people, and Larry’s like, ‘And what we’ll do is, we’ll go around the table and everybody talk about what they have contributed,” Seacrest recalled. “So I say, ‘Have any of you guys heard of the Kardashians? … Well, I helped create that.'”

He said the world leaders in the room had “a lot of questions” for him, but they definitely knew who the Kardashians were.

“That’s my contribution. And I’m proud,” Seacrest said.

Seacrest helped launch the show back in 2007, introducing the world to sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloé, along with their half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Seacrest also served as the executive producer of the show’s five spinoffs: Life of Kylie, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and I Am Cait.

He said working with the family has been one of the highlights of his career.

“I love them. I love that family,” he said. “They have tackled some unbelievable things on that show. … They are as close and tight as any family I have ever met. There’s always something going on.”

KUWTK is currently in its 15th season on E!.

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Brad Pitt fires back at Angelina Jolie; claims to have paid more than $1.3 million in child support

Anthony Harvey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After Angelina Jolie claimed in court documents earlier this week that her estranged husband, Brad Pitt, hadn’t paid “meaningful” formal child support since their split about two years ago, the actor’s attorneys fired back in a new filing of their own Wednesday, asserting that Pitt has contributed more than $1.3 million in bills for Jolie and their six children and loaned the actress $8 million to help her buy her current home.

In the court documents, obtained by Good Morning America, Pitt’s lawyers also contend that at a hearing last week, Jolie’s attorney did not mention any child support issues and claim that asking to schedule a new hearing on the subject is “calculated to increase conflict.”

Pitt’s lawyers also slammed Jolie’s filing as a “thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.”

In response, Jolie’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, released a statement Wednesday on the actress’ behalf, calling Jolie’s requests “both legally appropriate and factually accurate.”

“What has been filed by Brad’s side today is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the truth and distract from the fact that he has not fully met his legal obligations to support the children,” DeJean said. 

She goes on to explain that the $1.3 million Pitt mentions in his filing was a loan given to Jolie to buy a new home after they split. “A loan is not, however, child support,” DeJean declared.

“Angelina is asking Brad to pay 50% of the children’s expenses.  He has not,” the statement goes on. “Angelina has had to shoulder the majority of those without his contribution for the past two years. Child support is not optional in California.”

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Issa Rae celebrates her ‘Ebony’ cover in style; joins other black women celebs tapped for September 2018 issues

HBO/Anne Marie FoxIssa Rae is slaying the September issue of Ebony magazine.

The Insecure creator and star shared three posts on Instagram showing off her various styles from the upcoming issue, dubbed as the “Fashion Issue.”

On the cover of the mag, Issa is seen wearing a black Vera Wang tulle gown from their FW 2018 collection paired with accessories by Jennifer Fisher and Fallon Jewelry.

Rae adds the simple caption, “I’m on the cover of @ebonymagazine‘s September issue!”

Rae’s cover is important to note because she joins other black women celebrities who have also nabbed coveted September issues.

Those women included Beyoncé who covers Vogue; Rihanna covering British Vogue; Tiffany Haddish covering Glamour, Tracee Ellis Ross covering Elle Canada, Zendaya covering Marie Claire, and Slick Woods covering Elle.

Ebony magazine also saluted Rae’s stunning covering adding a behind the scenes video of Rae’s shoot with an inspiring caption.

“From Awkward Black Girl to one of the most talked about ‘Insecure’ TV Producers, Black Creators in Hollywood,” the caption read. “Our EBONY CoverGirl @issarae blesses our September #FashionIssue. 
Link in the bio to witness the #BlackGirlMagic in the making with Issa.”

Insecure returns this Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.

Lupita Nyong’o discusses her natural hair and it being “shunned” throughout history

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Lupita Nyong’s opening up about her hair journey in the new fall issue of Net-a-Porter.

The Black Panther actress, who chooses to wears her hair natural for many of her big moments, says she’s refused to accept the negative ideology concerning her hair texture.

“My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned,” Nyong’o told the magazine. “I mean, how often do you hear, ‘You can’t get a job with hair like that’?” 

Nyong’o says those microaggressions continue today, adding, “Natural, African, kinky hair…it’s often been painted as uncivilized or wild.”

This isn’t the first time the Oscar-winning actress has discussed her hair. Last year, Nyong’o called out British magazine Grazia for editing out the textured part of her hairstyle on the magazine’s cover.

At the time of the incident, Lupita posted the original and altered images on Instagram and writing, “Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are.”

She continued, “Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture.”

Also in the Net-a-Porter interview, Lupita addressed being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, saying the way her mother raised her is what gave her the strength to come forward.

“I come from a very patriarchal world, but not within my family,” she said. “My mom held her own. There was never a sense of her deflecting from my father. She had the power to say no to things, and I saw her hold that power.’”

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Kelsey Grammer says his Netflix movie ‘Like Father’ hits close to home — and he’s “thinking about” a return of ‘Frasier’

ABC(NEW YORK) — Kelsey Grammer can be seen as a once-absentee dad looking to make amends to his onscreen daughter Kristen Bell in the Netflix film Like Father. The Emmy-winning actor tells ABC Radio that his character — who returns to his daughter’s life for her wedding, just before she gets left at the altar — shared shades of his own life experience.

“He wants to get to know his little girl again who’s now, you know, a young woman,” the actor explains. “And I have a similar experience in my own life with my daughter Greer who’s now 26 and we didn’t see each other for almost a decade. But that has been remedied since she was 16. So that’s a good thing.”

The versatile actor has played a superhero in some of the X-Men movies, a supervillain as Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, and a host of other characters in his career on stage and screens big and small. But Dr. Frasier Crane is one Grammer character whose name keeps popping up in the age of reboots like Will & Grace and Murphy Brown.

Stay tuned, Grammer explains: “Although there is some talk of a Frasier reboot, you know going back to him is, it’s a daunting thing you know, because it needs to be really good. So we’re thinking about it.”

The 2004 series finale had Frasier leaving Seattle for Chicago to pursue his girlfriend Charlotte, played by Laura Linney. The finale’s “happily ever after” for his and the show’s other characters is a sticky wicket for its creators today.

“Right,” Grammer laughs. “We got to invent some reason for it all to sort of unwind again.”

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Academy Awards promise a leaner show, and a new Oscar category for popular movies

AMPAS(LOS ANGELES) — Remember that Chris Rock Oscars bit in 2016 where Rock, that year’s host, quizzed people on the street as to whether or not they’d seen that year’s Academy Award-nominated movies?  And it turned out that many people hadn’t even heard of the movies in question, let alone seen them?  Well, that may soon change.

Perhaps as a reaction to last year’s ratings for the 90th annual Academy Awards, which were the lowest ever, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted today that a new category is “being designed around achievement in popular film.”

What’s more, the ceremony’s 2020 show will air earlier in the year: February 9; by comparison, the 2019 show will be held on February 24.

The most welcome piece of news, though, is that the Academy says it will take steps to battle the show’s tendency to run long — way too long, in many cases — and create a “more globally accessible, three-hour telecast.”

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‘Stranger Things” young cast among Top 30 Stars Under Age 18, tallies ‘The Hollywood Reporter’

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, Eighth Grade’s Elsie Fisher and A Wrinkle in Time’s Storm Reid are among the young stars on The Hollywood Reporter’s first-ever list of Top 30 Stars Under Age 18.

The list ranks the breakout kid actors of 2018 based on their successful career choices, expanding paychecks and social media followings.

Fourteen-year-old Millie Bobby Brown is joined on the tally by her Stranger Things co-stars, including Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin and Sadie Sink.

Other Gen Zers making the list include It and Sharp Objects star Sophie Lillis, The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince, Room’s Jacob Tremblay, Sia music video star Maddie Ziegler, and Black-ish stars Miles Brown and Marsai Martin.

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CBS combines investigations of Les Moonves, CBS News

Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS 2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.(NEW YORK) — CBS News announced Tuesday that the corporation’s board of directors is folding the investigations of two recently hired legal firms investigating sexual misconduct allegations against CEO Les Moonves into an earlier investigation into harassment claims against former CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose.

CBS said the investigation of Rose, launched in March to investigate claims made public in a Washington Post article and expected to wrap up by the end of the month, will now run a little longer.  They had no further comment.

Last week, the CBS board of directors said it had hired two law firms to investigate the allegations against Moonves first made public in a July 27 article in The New Yorker.  The feature not only revealed sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves, but also claimed CBS News’ 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager “allowed harassment in the division.”

Sunday, CBS News said Fager would remain on summer vacation. “Having heard the investigation will be wrapping up soon, Jeff has decided to stay on vacation,” a spokesperson said. CBS would not say when Fager would return.

Moonves, Fager and Rose have each denied any wrongdoing.

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Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of not paying enough child support

Photo by Socrates Baltagiannis/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Angelina Jolie claims that ex-husband Brad Pitt isn’t paying a “meaningful” amount of child support, according to new a new court filing released Tuesday. 

“[Pitt] has a duty to pay child support,” the court document reads. “As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation.”

The 43-year-old actress wants a court order to force his compliance. 

The brief continues: “Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO [request for a court order] for the establishment of a retroactive child support order.”

Jolie’s rep told ABC News, “The aim of Angelina’s routine court filing is to provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path toward the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children.”

The new filing comes amid an already contentious public divorce. Back in June, a judge established a formal schedule for Pitt, 53, to have supervised time with the children while he films Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in LA and Jolie films Maleficent 2 in London.

The pair became a couple in 2003 while shooting the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith.  They married in 2014 but split in 2016. They have six children together.

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