Stephen Collins' estranged wife is indignant he's bellyaching he can't get work because of that audiotape in which he confesses he sexually abused children ... Faye Grant says the real reason he can't get work is because he's a pedophile.Collins' lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, filed legal docs saying, "Faye's decision to parade that recording ... has resulted in Stephen having no income other than investment income and pension income."Now Grant's lawyer, legal pitbull Marty Singer, tells TMZ, "The tape has nothing to do with Mr. Collins' plight. It is Mr. Collins' horrific conduct and actions that have caused him damage."Singer calls Collins a pedophile, adding, "It is also unfortunate that Mr. Kaplan is attempting to justify his client's conduct by diverting blame onto third parties."
French Montana admits he packed on a few lbs while he was dating Khloe Kardashian ... but now that they're history, he's transformed his oversized gut into rock-hard abs.French saw Khloe turn into a fitness machine after their breakup in early September, and he followed suit ... hitting the weights with producer Mally Mall at CrossFit in Sherman Oaks.We're told Khloe's appearance in workout videos and her obvious weight loss the last couple months has been French's inspiration.Another motivation ... French also has a new album set to drop in December.Rob Kardashian, your move.
1st UPDATE, Friday 11:51 PM: Ouija’s CinemaScore is probably the most frightening thing about this movie. No wonder they wouldn’t screen it. This micro-budgeted film based on the popular Hasbro toy from Blumhouse and Universal Pictures is estimated to have scared in about $8M Friday (including the $911K from late nights) and is on track for a 3-day gross of around $19M+. It got a C CinemaScore. Expect it to fall off the board with its percentage drop next weekend. John Wick, the violent R-rated film which was a co-production with China, had the advantage of opening in IMAX theaters this weekend. The CinemaScore is only a B which means exit polls for its core audience weren’t that great despite mixed to positive reviews. That will average out to a 2.9 multiple. Surprisingly, Keanu Reeves’ average opening is only $17.6M for wide releases. To show how horrible the tracking continues to be, this movie was tracking at $7M to $9M going into the weekend and its Friday night is already around $5.6M and it should end the weekend at around $15M. St. Vincent, which had the best exit polls of the bunch with an A- CinemaScore, may end up in the No. 6 spot this weekend as it goes wide. The three-day cume for this wonderfully directed film by Ted Melfi and starring Bill Murray and (a restrained) Melissa McCarthy could be in the $8.5M range. This little film has a big heart as it introduces a precocious new actor in Jaeden Lieberher. Chris O’Dowd also was a scene stealer. In their second weekends, the Brad Pitt-starring war pic Fury — which has a very strong supporting cast — is holding up well for Sony and QED International. Expect a drop of only around 42% as this well-reviewed film is showing some strength. The animated family film The Book of Life from the Mexican filmmaking duo of Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez added a handful of theaters and will have another good weekend for Fox, falling a mere 37%. It will get a boost tomorrow and Sunday from its core audience and should take the No. 5 spot. Meanwhile, the romancer The Best of Me from Relativity — which plays best with teenage girls — kept its theaters and will drop only around 48%. Noteworthy this week are two films in limited release. The first is Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as a washed up former movie superhero who is trying to prove his artistic abilities via legit theater while working hard to maintain his sanity. This film from Fox Searchlight soared last weekend on four screens in its limited debut with an incredible per screen average of $106K, only behind FSL’s Grand Budapest Hotel per screen this year. This weekend, on 50 screens, Birdman is likely to take in about $26K for its psa. Citzenfour, the documentary about the NSA and Edward Snowden from director Laura Piotras which debuted to raves two weeks ago at the New York Film Festival, is opening strong this weekend and is also expected to garner a high per screen average of maybe $26K to $27K for distrib Radius. 1). Ouija (UNI), 2,858 theaters / $8M UNI Fri. (includes $911K late nights) / 3-day cume: $19M+ UNI / Wk 1 2). John Wick (LGF), 2,589 theaters / $5.5M Fri. to $5.7M (includes $870K late nights) / 3-day cume: $15M+ / Wk 1 3). Fury (SONY), 3,173 theaters / $4.1M Fri. / 3-day cume: $13.5M to $14M (-42%) / Total cume: $46.2M to $47.3M / Wk 2 4). Gone Girl (FOX), 3,106 theaters (-143) / $3.4M to $3.6M Fri. / 3-day cume: $11M to $12M / Total cume: $124.1M / Wk 4 5). The Book of Life (FOX), 3,133 theaters (+42) / $2.5M Fri. / 3-day cume: $10.7M (-37%) / Total cume: $30.9M / Wk 2 6). St. Vincent (TWC), 2,282 theaters (+2,214) / $2.6M to $2.8M Fri. / 3-day cume: $8.5M / Total cume: $10.9M / Wk 3 7). Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (DIS), 3,117 theaters (+29) / $1.8M to $2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $7M+ / Total cume: $44.3M / Wk 3 8). The Best of Me (REL), 2,936 theaters (0) / $1.7M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.2M (-48%) / Total cume: $18.1M / Wk 2 10). The Judge (WB), 2,610 theaters (-393) / $1.4M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.6M / Total cume: $24.7M / Wk 3 10). Dracula Untold (UNI), 2,364 theaters (-536) / $1.2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.4M / Total cume: $48.5M / Wk 3 NOTEWORTHY: Birdman (FSL), 50 theaters (+46) / $380K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.3M / Per screen: $26K / Total cume: $1.9M / Wk 2 Citizenfour (RAD), 5 theaters / $55K Fri. / 3-day cume: $134K / Per screen: $26K to $27K / Wk 1 PREVIOUSLY, Friday 1:24 PM: Matinee numbers are coming in with Universal/Blumhouse’s PG-13 rated horror film Ouija leading the pack for what looks now like an $8M Friday (which includes the late night grosses of $911K) on its way to a $19.2M weekend and it may struggle to get to $20M+. The horror crowd doesn’t really arrive in theater until this evening and tonight. These horror films do best on the front-fan-loaded Fridays which might be the case here as well and then falling a bit flat on Saturday and do less. Not looking for a great CinemaScore for this one either as the studio clearly knows what it had and has kept it away from the critics. Loinsgate’s John Wick is on track for a $5.5M Friday (which includes the $875K from early showings) so could gross around $14.5M to $15M for the three-day; again, its core R-rated audiences have yet to arrive in theaters. Tonight’s numbers will give us a better idea of what this Keanu Reeves action pic may end up with. Right now, the second weekend of Brad Pitt’s war pic is in third place and may drop around 45% for the three-day which would be a pretty good hold. It’s still early but right now it looks to do somewhere ...
When on Monday we broke the story of a new scripted comedy series project produced by Rainn Wilson and his SoulPancake banner featuring five of the most popular personalities on short-form video platform Vine, there was immediate online backlash against one of the stars, Curtis Lepore. The objections to his involvement in the project, titled Hollywood and Vine, stemmed from a rape charge against the viral star at the beginning of the year. Lepore was charged with raping his ex-girlfriend but ended up pleading guilty to a lesser charge, felony assault. Five days later, Lepore has been dropped from the project. “After much consideration, the decision was made with Curtis Lepore to mutually part ways on SoulPancake’s television project featuring Vine stars,” Wlson wrote on his Facebook page Friday night. “We felt this was the best decision for everyone involved. We wish Curtis all the best in all his future endeavors.” Written by Lance Krall, Hollywood and Vine, follows the lives of five social media stars at the intersection of life as Millennials trying to cross over into traditional Hollywood. The other four Vine favorites attacjed to star are Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Simone Shepherd and Christian DelGrosso.
We have the first canceled show of the fall: ABC’s Manhattan Love Story.ABC has decided to axe the Tuesday night comedy series, which fell to a new low in the ratings this week. The most recent episode delivered only 2.6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. The comedy chronicled the relationship journey of a new couple and starred Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman. Next week the show and its lead-in Selfie will be preempted by a Halloween special. The week after that the 8 p.m. hour will have two episodes of Seflie — which is easily the most mocked new comedy of the fall, but has firmly better ratings than Manhattan Love Story. The most recent Selfie had 3.8 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. ABC gave Manhattan four chances at bat before pulling the plug. As we first reported earlier this week, networks have waited a far longer-than-usual time before axing any shows this fall. The reasons range from executives wanting to wait for more DVR viewing data to having less-than-usual confidence in their midseason replacement shows. Previously there were a couple series demotions that don’t qualify as cancellations. Fox’s struggling Sunday night comedy Mulaney saw its episode order reduced. And Fox’s reality show Utopia was moved off its Tuesday slot to Fridays. While ABC might have the first canceled series, the network has reasons to be proud this fall. The broadcaster has the highest-rated new drama among adults 18-49 (Thursday’s How to Get Away with Murder) and the highest-rated new comedy (Wednesday’s Black-ish).
ABCThis love story doesn't get a happy ending.We have our first canceled TV series of the fall season and it's ABC's "Manhattan Love Story." The rom-com followed two individuals (Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton) set up on a blind date. The twist? You could also hear everything going on in both individual's head. It was one two dozen new shows to premiere on network TV this fall. We're not surprised, but we had our money on NBC's "Bad Judge" going first since it was plagued with behind-the-scenes issues. "Manhattan Love Story" premiered to 4.7 million viewers. The latest episode had 2.6 million tune in to watch. The show went from having a 1.5 rating to a dismal .7 in the key 18-49 demo. The show was becoming a rough lead-in for Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." which have slowly been decreasing since the season's start. The series has accrued a majority of poor reviews that suggested the two lead actors had little to no chemistry. The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman called it "sexist and stupid." Most were annoyed with hearing the main character's every thoughts. Despite the cancellation, ABC has one of the strongest lineups right now with the fall's number one new drama series, "How to Get Away With Murder," from Shonda Rhimes ("Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy") and the number one new comedy, "Black-Ish." It's pretty late in the year for the first TV show to get the axe. Entertainment Weekly reports that's because TV execs have wanted to give more time to allow for DVR data to come in. EW also says the networks aren't as confident in their midseason replacement series which isn't a good sign. SEE ALSO: The 17 best TV shows that were canceled AND: The only fall TV shows to watch
TouchdownA photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT Another year, another birthday. And in Kim Kardashian's case, another trip to Las Vegas.Keeping up with her latest tradition, the E! star jet to Sin City today to celebrate her 34th with the annual blowout bash at Tao nighclub at Venetian Casino and Hotel tonight. "Vegas! Tomorrow night - My bday party @taolasvegas 10/24/14," Kim tweeted yesterday.Of course, hubby Kanye West is also joining in on the fun, along with Kris Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and more of Kim's nearest and dearest, who all posed for a quick snapshot in front of their private jet after touching down in Nevada. PHOTOS: See Kim Kardashian's best looks! Vegas bound ??A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Oct 10, 2014 at 3:03pm PDT Kim, whose actual birthday was on Oct. 21, got a very special gift from her rapper beau.E! News previously learned that the fashionable couple spent part of their week in Hawaii. Kanye woke a "surprised" Kim at 3 a.m. on her birthday with her bags packed, a source revealed to E! News exclusively, and then whisked his ladylove away to the airport where they boarded a private jet to Hawaii. "Good morning," Kim shared on Instagram while revealing a stunning sunrise. "#BdaySurpriseGettaway."Talk about some serious brownie points! Well done, Yeezy. For more Kardashians, watch Kourtney Khloé Take the Hamptons, premiering Nov. 2 at 9 p.m. only on E! PHOTOS: Keeping up with Kimye around the world RELATED VIDEOS:
I've had a few days to try and recover from that shocking ending to the latest episode of The Walking Dead, but I still get really uncomfortable every time I watch it. Let's not dig too deeply into the fact that I've insisted on rewatching "Strangers" several times even though I get this hollow-pit of just plain old ickiness in my gut every time. It's gross. I like it; I played with mud as a child it probably says something about me we can analyze at a different time.Luckily, I've got Justice Revils, founder of popular fan-account @StuffThangsTWD to help get me through this. Mind the spoilers, though if you haven't seen the episode yet I don't know what's wrong with you, go watch "Strangers!"VB: Okay, walk me through what we saw this week...JR: The end of the episode! Bob walks away from the church crying, I'm guessing he was bit, and then Gareth and "The Hunters" knock him out -- only to eat his leg! This was a fantastic scene that came right out of the comics, best of the episode for sure!True, for readers of the comics what happens to Bob this week isn't a huge surprise, it just happens to a different character (Dale, who obviously isn't around anymore, RIP Daly, I admit I don't miss your "judgey-face").I really love the direction this season is taking, it looks like it's sticking a lot to the comics, and I won't complain! "Strangers" began as an introduction to new character, Father Gabriel, but became something much deeper as (most of) our group got a rare chance to breathe easy for a few hours.I loved Abraham's toast in the church. Really cool moment where he convinces Rick and Judith to go to DC with him. Tara also had some cool moments with Rick and when she talked to Maggie about being with The Governor when they attacked the prison.I love how much she's grown since 4B, owning up to the decisions she made by following The Governor and committing to becoming a strong member of this new version of our group. What are some other moments that stick out to you this week as we get ready for the next episode?" Seeing the car that kidnapped Beth! I really didn't think it would address that problem this episode, but that's what I love about surprises. So Daryl Carol have now gone looking for Beth, and Bob has been taking by The Hunters... Father Gabriel is just in a bad position right now. Judging by previews for the upcoming "Four Walls and a Roof" Sasha is gunning for Gabriel and definitely believes he had something to do with Bob's disappearance. She seems to think Daryl and Carol are with him, I can't wait to see them go after Beth!The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC. Photos by Gene Page © AMC TV.