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Springsteen addresses policy

Bruce Springsteen broke away from the script of his Broadway show on Tuesday night to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's "inhumane" illegal immigration policy.

The Born to Run singer deviated from the usual script of his Springsteen on Broadway production, which consists of live performances, spoken word and anecdotes, to address the controversial zero-tolerance approach Trump and his administration have taken on illegal immigration, with officials currently separating parents from their kids as they are taken into custody after crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.

According to the Guardian, during his Tuesday night show, Bruce used his performance to condemn "senior people in government" for the border policy, which he called "inhumane". Writer Julie Owen Moylan also said on Twitter he called it "disgraceful, unAmerican and enraging" during a lengthy, unscripted monologue, and said it was everyone's responsibility to make sure the "arc of the moral universe" bends towards justice.

"For 146 shows, I have played pretty much the same set every night. Tonight demands something different," he told the audience at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York, which has been host to his residency since October.

He then played a version of his song The Ghost of Tom Joad, a protest song he recorded in 1995. With the song, named after a character in John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, he sought to give voice to the invisible and unheard and the disenfranchised.

Lyrics include, "Wherever somebody's fighting for a place to stand/Or a decent job or a helping hand/Wherever somebody's struggling to be free/Look in their eyes, Ma, and you'll see me."

Springsteen on Broadway has proved to be so successful the run has been extended twice, with it now scheduled to end in December.



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Ellen Pompeo talks pay deal

Ellen Pompeo is adamant her multimillion dollar Grey's Anatomy salary deal was down to perfect timing.

The actress went public with her new salary in January, confirming she had signed on for two more seasons of the ABC medical drama with a deal that will see her earn $20 million per year.

Ellen opened up about the contract on Tuesday to Entertainment Tonight, admitting "timing was everything" when it came to signing her deal, referring to recent movements #MeToo and Time's Up for their role in improving Hollywood pay equality between the sexes.

The 48-year-old actress, who plays Dr Meredith Grey in the long-running series, added that she benefited from having "hard facts" on her side when it came to negotiating, citing her stance as the longest-tenured original cast member and producer on the show, which helped her quantify her value to the network company.

"The studio didn't have two key players to leverage against me," she shared. "They no longer had Patrick Dempsey or Shonda (Rhimes). They had nobody left to hang the franchise hat on."

Earlier this year, the mom-of-three discussed her decision to announce her new deal so publicly, conceding she had "caught a little flack" for sharing details of her financial bump.

"That was a tricky situation, because you don't normally want to talk about money and talk about your salaries," she told ET in May. "It's admired and celebrated when a male athlete does it, and I think that's precisely the reason why I decided to do it."

But she admitted that the overriding response has been positive, with many women finding the move "empowering and helpful".

"I can't tell you the amount of women who have approached me and just want to hug me and thank me for the audacity to be bold and maybe even a little crass, but authentic and explain my journey and my shortcomings, as well as my successes " has made it all worthwhile," she smiled.



Fans mourn XXXTentacion

For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympathy along a fence and on the sidewalk.

No arrests have been announced in the shooting of the 20-year-old rapper, who Broward County sheriff's officials say was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon in his electric BMW. His attorney, David Bogenschutz, said investigators told him the 20-year-old rapper had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle.

That brought a parade of mourners Tuesday to the spot behind Riva Motorsports where XXXTentacion was gunned down, not far from where he grew up in Lauderhill. They placed candles, flowers and teddy bears on the sidewalk near where the rapper known by his fans simply as "X'' was shot. They decorated 100 yards of sidewalk with chalk art including messages of sympathy and loss such as "Feel for you XXX" and "4evr Young."

Myles O'Hara, 17, and Aaron Gavin, 20, sat on the curb, solemnly staring at the ground, mostly ignoring the people who moved past. They said they admired XXXTentacion because he was a local kid who rose from rough circumstances and was making a positive contribution.

"He had some legal allegations before, but the last year he had only been a positive influence on people's lives, making hit Billboard songs," O'Hara said. "He has been a kind person. You could look at his face and smile and he was just a normal kid like us ... His style is almost hard to explain. He had an angry tone. He meant everything he said, even the most simplistic words. It just came off his tongue like nothing. He was speaking his mind."

Gavin said unlike other rappers whose songs emphasize buying expensive merchandise, XXXTentacion rapped about his emotions.

"X talked about how he felt instead of materialistic things like owning this car, this car, this house, this house," Gavin said.

Brandon Lang, a 29-year-old magazine owner, said XXXTentacion may have had an angry persona in his performance, but in reality he "did good things," pointing out that he had come home to perform in an upcoming charity show.

"He had all these mistakes that could have wound up defining him but he didn't let that happen," Lang said. "That is why he is connecting to all these kids because these kids are going through a really sad time, a sad world. He taught them how to cope."



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Ariana's $16M apartment

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have reportedly moved into a luxury apartment together.

The couple has been enjoying a whirlwind romance since May, reportedly getting engaged with a $100,000 diamond ring and getting matching "H2GKMO" ("honest to God, knock me out") tattoos.

And on Wednesday TMZ reported Ariana and Pete has moved into a $16 million apartment in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood in New York City, part of a luxury complex designed by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.

According to editors at the website, the couple's new pad is more than 4,000 square feet in size with five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, plus a view of the Empire State Building.

Ariana and Pete's new home is sited within a complex that has a fitness centre, a 75-foot sky-lit pool, plus a private IMAX theatre and the couple now boast British singer-songwriter Sting as a neighbour, reported the website.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday the lovestruck pair were spotted doing some furniture shopping at trendy Restoration Hardware.

In pictures obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the Into You singer, who was dressed in an over-sized brown sweatshirt and Gucci thigh-high boots, looked carefree and happy as she headed out to peruse homewares with the Saturday Night Live regular.

The songstress implied the shopping trip was very necessary after revealing to her fans on social media she had moved into a new apartment that had "no furniture."

Taking to her Instagram Stories on Sunday, the Break Free hitmaker shared a photo of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants alongside the caption: "Us in our new apartment with no furniture 1 speaker and red vines."



Eva Longoria's baby boy

Eva Longoria has welcomed her first child.

The Desperate Housewives actress and her husband Jose 'Pepe' Baston confirmed in late December that they were expecting a baby after several months of speculation.

And on Wednesday, Eva announced in a statement to HOLA! USA that she had given birth to a boy on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Eva and Pepe shared that their son weighed six pounds, 13 ounces and that they have decided to name him Santiago Enrique Baston.

"We are so grateful for this beautiful blessing," they said.

The couple also shared a photograph of Eva holding the tiny infant on her chest and another one of her sporting a necklace featuring his name.

Eva celebrated the impending arrival of her son at a star-studded baby shower in May, with the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Sophia Bush, Melanie Griffith, and her former Desperate Housewives co-star Marcia Cross, in attendance.

She also recently revealed how excited she was to welcome her first child but added she's more intrigued to see how much hair her baby boy would have.

"I can't wait to meet him. I just can't wait to see what his personality is like, what he looks like, how much hair he's going to have," the 43-year-old told E! News. "There's so much to look forward to, and it's becoming more real every day.

"I'm like, 'Oh, he's going to have to come out eventually, right? It's not just like, 'Oh, pregnancy is so great'... He's eventually gonna be here."

Eva and Jose, 50, met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend and married in Mexico in May 2016. Jose has three adult children from a previous marriage.



Asia Argento back at work

Actress Asia Argento has returned to work just 10 days after the death of her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain.

The celebrity chef committed suicide on 8 June, and Argento mourned his unexpected passing behind closed doors, only stepping out in public a few times following the tragedy.

However, on Monday, she took to Instagram to post a few videos of herself on the set of Italy's X Factor talent show, on which she serves as a judge.

One clip featured Asia happily chatting with friends backstage, while she also shared footage of the studio audience cheering.

Argento later posted a close-up picture of herself with a caption that read, "Life's a b**** and then you die."

Asia has remained active on Instagram and Twitter in the days following Bourdain's death, but her telling posts have suggested she is still struggling to come to terms with the heartache.

The 42-year-old and Bourdain had been dating since early last year, and a few hours after the chef's death, Asia took to social media to pay tribute.

"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did," she wrote. "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that your respect their privacy and mine."

Her friend Rose McGowan subsequently praised Argento, who is also a vocal alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse, for her strength following the tragedy, branding her a "remarkable human and brave survivor" in an open letter urging readers to seek help for suicidal thoughts.



Supermodel welcomes baby

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel has given birth to her second son.

The Victoria's Secret stunner and her fiance Hermann Nicoli recently welcomed a little brother for their 20-month-old boy Anaca, and she went public with the happy news in an Instagram Story post on Tuesday.

Alongside a close-up photo of the newborn clutching her finger, she drew a heart and wrote, "Blessed".

Candice has yet to share the name of her second child.

The South African native announced her pregnancy in December, 10 days before Christmas.

"Christmas came early #2," she captioned a shot of herself in a garden, cradling her growing baby bump.

She later revealed she was expecting another boy, and in April, showed off her pregnancy glow by stripping nude for a sexy maternity photo.

"Body blossoming," she wrote beside the image, in which she was captured covering her breasts with one arm while touching her stomach with the other. "the path between spiritual and the physical ...aren't women amazing?!"

She also added the hashtag "#6months," suggesting the child was due in July.

Candice became engaged to Hermann in 2015.

The 29-year-old isn't the only new mum in the Victoria's Secret family - her close pal Behati Prinsloo welcomed a daughter named Geo Grace with her husband, Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine, in February. The tot joins big sister Dusty Rose, who turns two in September.

Behati recently returned to the runway for the first time since becoming a mother-of-two, walking at the Alexander Wang Collection 1 show held at Pier 17 in New York City earlier this month.



Khloe K post-baby weight

Khloe Kardashian has blasted reports suggesting she lost her baby weight quickly by following "ridiculous diets".

The reality TV star gave birth to her first child, daughter True, in April, and she swiftly got back into the gym to get back in shape. She has made significant progress already, and on Monday, she blasted news articles making it seem like she was trying a variety of fad diets to shed the pounds, claiming they might have a negative impact on others.

"I truly dislike when people report I've lost a tremendous amount of weight in a short amount of time or when people claim I'm doing these ridiculous diets," she tweeted. "It's really setting the wrong tone. I believe in making lifestyle changes when it comes to my food.

"Dieting is great but dieting doesn't typically create long-lasting results. I also believe that working out is so incredibly healthy and should be done to each individual's own rhythm of life. There's no one size fits all when (it comes to) health and fitness."

She ended by encouraging her followers not to give up if they haven't found a diet and fitness regime that works for them, assuring them they will eventually find their own routine.

The 33-year-old had previously blasted trolls who had criticised her for getting back into the gym just weeks after True was born, insisting she was just getting back into her usual sessions.

Khloe stayed in Cleveland, Ohio after True was born to be with the baby's father, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Tristan Thompson. They moved back to Los Angeles over the weekend, and Khloe was spotted with Tristan at Nobu restaurant and The Peppermint Club on Monday evening. The couple appears to have moved on from Tristan's cheating scandal, when videos and pictures allegedly showing him being intimate with other women, emerged in April.



Chris Pratt dating rumours

Actor Chris Pratt has sparked rumours of a budding new romance with Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine, after they were spotted on a weekend picnic date.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star separated from actress Anna Faris last summer and they filed identical divorce papers in December, with both citing irreconcilable differences for their split.

Now it appears Chris is getting back into the dating game, following a park outing with Katherine Schwarzenegger in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday.

In images obtained by TMZ.com, Chris and Katherine were photographed laughing as they sat opposite one another and tucked into sandwiches and other nibbles.

Sources tell the publication Chris played the perfect gentleman, picking the 28-year-old up at her Los Angeles home and driving them to the coastal city.

Katherine, an interior designer and lifestyle blogger, is the eldest child of the Hollywood action man and his ex-wife, newswoman Maria Shriver.

The date is reportedly Chris' first since his eight-year marriage to Anna crumbled.

He recently opened up about the change in relationship status in a candid chat with Entertainment Weekly, admitting he wasn't enjoying being a bachelor again - or being a single father to their son Jack, five.

"Divorce sucks," the 38-year-old told the magazine in April. "But at the end of the day, we've got a great kid who's got two parents who love him very much. And we're finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It's not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better."

While Chris is adapting to the dating game again, Anna has already moved on - she began romancing cinematographer Michael Barrett in October.



Black Panther wins MTV big

Black Panther and Stranger Things took top honours at the emotionally charged 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The superhero blockbuster was named Best Movie, while leading man Chadwick Boseman earned the titles of Best Performance in a Movie, Best Hero, and Best On-Screen Team, a prize he shared with co-stars Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Letitia Wright.

There was another accolade for fellow Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan as he claimed Best Villain, and he used his acceptance speech to take a jab at disgraced TV star Roseanne Barr.

"I'm shocked that I won this award for Best Villain," he joked. "You know, I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag, you know. Crazy."

The actor was referring to Barr's controversial tweets about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, after comparing the African-American woman to an ape. The offensive message cost Barr her revamped hit sitcom, Roseanne, which was promptly cancelled by ABC network chiefs.

While Jordan chose to go for the jugular, Boseman opted for the heartfelt, and decided to turn over his Best Hero accolade to James Shaw Jr., who intervened when a shooter opened fire in a Waffle House diner in Tennessee in April.

"Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing," Boseman began. "But it's even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life. So I just want to acknowledge somebody that's here today, James Shaw Jr."

Addressing James directly, he said, "You saved lives. So, this is gonna live at your house."

The stars of Love, Simon, Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale, also made audiences smile after winning Best Kiss as Lonsdale, who plays a gay high school student in the film, encouraged people to embrace who they are.

"I just want to say to every kid, if you can live your dreams and wear dresses, you can live your dreams. You can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love no matter what gender they are," he declared.

As the ceremony started to close, actress/writer Lena Waithe received the Trailblazer Award, which she dedicated to the subjects featured in the documentary Paris is Burning, which highlighted cross-dressers living in New York in the 1980s.

"A lot of people featured in this film are no longer with us, but their legacies will never die, because they live on in all of us...," Waithe said from the stage. "Please look up to the sky and give thanks, because we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. They strutted through a brick wall so we wouldn't have to."

The sentiment continued when Chris Pratt accepted MTV's Generation Award and imparted rules for his young fans to live by.

"Nobody is perfect," he said in his lengthy speech. "People are going to tell you, 'You're perfect just the way you are.' You're not. You are imperfect. You always will be. But there is a powerful force that designed you that way. And it loves you. And if you're willing to accept that, you will have grace."

It was also a big night for Stranger Things, which was crowned Best TV Show, while Tiffany Haddish, who became the first black woman to host the annual gathering, had plenty to celebrate as she took home Best Comedic Performance for her breakout role in Girls Trip.

Held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, the fan-voted prizegiving was filmed on Saturday, but the winners were kept under wraps until its broadcast on Monday.

The full list of winners for the MTV Movie and TV Awards is:

 

Best Movie: Black Panther

Best Show: Stranger Things

Best Performance in a Movie: Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)

Best Performance in a Show: Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Best Hero: Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)

Best Villain: Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)

Best Kiss: Love, Simon (Nick Robinson & Keiynan Lonsdale)

Most Frightened Performance: Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things)

Best On-Screen Team: Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright)

Best Comedic Performance: Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip)

Scene Stealer: Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale)

Best Fight: Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot vs. German Soldiers)

Best Music Documentary: Gaga: Five Foot Two

Best Reality Series: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Best Musical Moment: Stranger Things



Game of Thrones wraps up

Actress Emilia Clarke has shared a heartfelt farewell to her TV hit Game of Thrones after wrapping filming on the eighth and final season.

The Brit has been portraying Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen since the cult fantasy drama launched in 2011, and she recently completed shooting her scenes for the last episodes, which will premiere next year.

Over the weekend, Emilia decided to return to the set in Ireland to take in the sights one more time, and she posted her emotional goodbye on Instagram.

"Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade," she wrote beside a photo of herself lying in a field of flowers.

"It's been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I'd be able to live and the family I'll never stop missing".

She ended the note with an emoji of a broken heart.

Emilia's touching caption drew emotional responses from her TV co-stars, both past and present.

Jason Momoa, who played her onscreen husband Khal Drogo, commented, "Love u (sic). Proud of you," while Lena Headey, who portrayed cunning Cersei Lannister, remarked, "Sweet words. Love you and HOLY Balls. #Thistheend".

"It's been the best. Ever. And you've been incredible," added John Bradley, known for his role as Samwell Tarly.

Emilia has been teasing fans about the final episodes of Game of Thrones in recent weeks, and admitted shooting the closing scenes really left their mark on her.

"It f***ed me up," she told Vanity Fair last month. "Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone's mouth of what Daenerys is... I'm doing all this weird s**t. You'll know what I mean when you see it."

However, the actress insisted she has no idea how the series officially ends, because show bosses David Benioff and D. B. Weiss made the cast shoot various alternate endings to avoid plot leaks.

"I think they're filming a bunch of stuff and they're not telling us," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm being serious. I'm being deadly serious. I think that they don't even trust us. There's lots of different endings that could happen; I think we're doing all of them and we aren't being told which is actually what's going to happen."



Kate Spade funeral

Tragic fashion designer Kate Spade will be laid to rest in her home state of Missouri later this week.

Spade's father has revealed her funeral will take place on Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church in Kansas City, where her grandparents were married.

"I imagine there will be a crowd," her father Frank Brosnahan tells The Kansas City Star.

The family is requesting mourners make donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or animal protection organization Wayside Waifs in lieu of flowers.

Kate's father previously spoke out about the star's unexpected death following her suicide earlier this month, insisting he hopes the open discussion about her passing will help other troubled souls seek help before it's too late.

"One thing we feel is that any talk... (addressing support systems for mental health sufferers following her death) that helps somebody else, Katy would have liked that," Brosnahan told the publication. "She was always giving and charitable. If that helped anybody avoid anything - fine, she'd be delighted."

Kate's husband and brand co-founder, Andy Spade, also opened up about her struggles with mental illness.

"Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years," read a statement issued to People.com. "She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy."

"There was no indication and no warning that she would do this," it continued. "It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn't her. There were personal demons she was battling."



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