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Disney Channel alum Kyle Massey charged with felony for immoral communication with a minor

Disney Channel alum Kyle Massey, 29, is facing a felony charge for allegedly sending pornographic content to a 13-year-old girl in Dec. 2018 and Jan. 2019. The ‘That’s So Raven’ actor has been charged with one felony for allegedly sending explicit texts and videos to a 13-year-old girl, according to TMZ and Variety.  Massey was reportedly charged with one count of immoral communication with a minor on June 14 in King County, Washington. He failed to show up for his arraignment on June 28th.

The charge against Massey stems from a 2019 civil lawsuit, in which the underage victim sued the actor for $1.5 million for allegedly sending the pornographic content via Snapchat during the months of December 2018 and January 2019. The lawsuit also revealed that Massey and the 13-year-old met, alleging that she met Kyle over a decade ago at Universal City in California while with her mother. The young girl was interested in pursuing an acting career, according to the lawsuit, and Massey stayed in touch, reportedly offering to help the teen. In Nov. 2018, Kyle allegedly offered the teen a place to stay with him and his girlfriend while he planned to help her find an agent for her acting career.  Massey reportedly added the teen on Snapchat, and sent her “numerous sexually explicit text messages, images, and videos.”

Massey appeared on That’s So Raven from 2003 to 2007 and also starred in the spinoff Cory in the House from 2007 to 2008.

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Gal Gadot welcomes third daughter with husband Yaron Varsano

Gal Gadot, 36, announced on Tuesday that she and husband Yaron Varsano, 46, have welcomed their third daughter together.  Gadot captioned an Instagram photo “My sweet family. Couldn’t be more grateful and happy (and tired). We are all so excited to welcome Daniella into our family. I’m sending all of you love and health. GG.”

Gadot and Varsano, a real estate developer, are also the parents of Alma, 9, and Maya, 4. In April, the Wonder Woman star announced that baby No. 3 was on the way, captioning a picture of her baby bump:  “Here we go again.” The couple celebrated 12 years of marriage in September 2020, and Gadot wrote via Instagram at the time: “To many more to come. I’m yours forever.”

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Movie on the life of Stone Temple Pilots’ vocalist Scott Weiland in development

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Paper Heart, a new movie based on the life of former Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, is in development by Dark Pictures. Weiland died in 2015 at the age of 48.

The production company acquired the rights to base the film on the Weiland memoir Not Dead & Not for Sale, written by Weiland with David Ritz.  The movie is being written by Dark Pictures co-founder Jennifer Erwin, who identifies as a “diehard” Stone Temple Pilots fan. Erwin commented: “It’s an honor to have the trust to tell Scott’s story and the ability to portray the lesser known sides of him – the loving and tender man he was, the high school athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was and the legendary frontman that he will always be.”

Weiland formed the band Stone Temple Pilots with brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo. In 1993, the band’s debut album Core peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 followed by their biggest success a year later in 1994 when STP released the No. 1 album Purple, which included the hit songs “Big Empty,” “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song.”

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Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross revealed as producers of Halsey’s upcoming album

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were just revealed as the producers for the next album from pop star Halsey.

Halsey announced her next album is called If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power; however, no release date has yet been announced.  She also shared a short teaser of the album earlier on her social media pages with the caption: “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power The FOURTH album by Halsey Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross”

Halsey has been dabbling in the rock genre recently, releasing “11 Minutes” with Yungblud and Travis Barker in 2019, “Forget Me Too” with Machine Gun Kelly in 2020, and several songs with Bring Me the Horizon. Her last release, Manic, reached number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts and included hit such as “Graveyard” and “Without Me.” The full-length album also featured BTS’ Suga and Alanis Morissette.

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Jonny Lee Miller joins ‘The Crown’ Season 5, portraying U.K. Prime Minister John Major

Jonny Lee Miller has been cast in  Netflix’s “The Crown” portraying British politician John Major, who led the country from 1990 to 1997. News of Miller’s casting was announced on The Crown‘s Twitter account.

Miller joins a lineup including Imelda Staunton taking over from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Lesley Manville swapping shoes with Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret, Dominic West replacing O’Connor as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki replacing Corrin’s Princess Diana and Jonathan Pryce taking over from Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.

Season 5 of The Crown is due to begin shooting next month.

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Jamie Lynn Spears breaks her silence to show support for sister Britney Spears

Just days after Britney Spears made an emotional plea to a Los Angeles judge to terminate her conservatorship, her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears broke her silence, saying that she wants nothing but happiness for her sister and that she always has and “always will” support Britney.

Jamie Lynn said in the video message shared Monday to her Instagram stories, “I just want to take a second to address a few things. The only reason I hadn’t before is because I felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly that it wasn’t my place and it wasn’t the right thing to do. But now that she’s very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I feeI I need to say.”

Jamie Lynn continued by saying she had made a “very conscious choice” to “only participate” in Britney’s life as a sister, adding “my sister knows I love and support her… I’m not my family. I’m my own person. And I’m speaking for myself.”  Jamie Lynn also said she’s “very proud” of Britney for speaking up and that she has always supported her and her happiness: “Maybe I didn’t support the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform but I can assure you that I support my sister long before there was a hashtag and I’ll support her long after.”

The statement from Jamie Lynn comes less than a week after Britney spoke publicly during a court hearing, addressing her conservatorship and how she hopes it is terminated.

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Candlebox to kick-off U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album “Wolves”

Candlebox will be kicking-off a U.S. tour in support of their upcoming new album, Wolves. The tour begins in Louisville, KY, on August 5, and will run until November 6, wrapping up in Candlebox’s hometown of Seattle. The final two Seattle shows on November 5 and 6 will both feature Candlebox’s original lineup.  Tickets are on sale now at:

Candlebox will release Wolves on September 17, and will be available on all formats (CD, vinyl, and through digital outlets). In preparation for the upcoming album, Candlebox is offering special pre-order packages, including vinyl, shirts, and CDs – for more info, click here.

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ZZ Top announces North American tour dates for 2021-2022

ZZ Top have just revealed a massive North American tour across the United States and Canada over the next year, including the band’s first concerts since February 2020.  The band will perform over 75 concerts beginning next month through May 2022, beginning with a stretch of U.S. dates that kicks off July 16 at Iowa’s Delaware County Fair. The band will then make their way around the country, coming to a stop in Midland, Texas, on Dec. 12 before taking a break and picking back up in British Columbia on April 23, 2022.

ZZ Top vocalist and bassist Dusty Hill said: “They shut the door right after our 50th anniversary tour and now it’s back open. We’re excited to get out there and play our music for everybody.” Drummer Frank Beard added, “To say we’re looking forward to getting back out on the road and performing in front of real people is the understatement of the last 16 months, if not the century,” and singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons shared: “ZZ is coming on strong. Let’s get it!”

For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, visit

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Glenn Close to star in Season 2 of Apple TV+ series ‘Tehran’

Glenn Close has joined the cast of Apple TV+ thrilled Tehran for Season 2. The 74-year-old actress will play Marjan Montazeri, a British woman living in Tehran.

Close joins series stars Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub and Shervin Alenabi. The first season followed Tamar Rabinyan (Sultan), a young Mossad agent undercover in Tehran.

According to Variety, production on Season 2 will begin soon and reportedly film in Greece. Season 2 is scheduled to air in 2022.

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Fast & Furious 9 (‘F9’) tops North American box office with $70M this weekend

Fast and Furious 9 (“F9″), was the No. 1 movie in North America over the weeekend, earning $70 million in receipts.  Variety said that F9 was the biggest premiere of any movie in the United States and Canada since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted with $177.4 million.

Coming in at No. 2 this weekend with $6.2 million is A Quiet Place Part II, followed by The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard at No. 3 with $4.88 million, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway at No. 4 with $4.85 million and Cruella at No. 5 with $3.7 million.  Several of the films in the Top 10 are also available on streaming platforms, in order to reach as many people as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, which kept many cinemas closed for nearly a year.

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