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Contrary to the internet buzz, Halle Berry is not expecting her third child. A representative for the 50-year-old actress shuts down the pregnancy rumors. "Halle is not pregnant and any report otherwise is simply untrue," the rep says in a statement. 

 

Meanwhile, the former "Extant" star laughed off the rumors on her Instagram. "Can a girl have some steak and fries??" she joked, seemingly referring to the rounded belly she displayed at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball which was held to raise money for those in need. 

 

Halle Berry showed off her curves in a silver dress ate the Los Angeles event over the weekend. She was joined by Hollywood stars like Jaime King, Zendaya Coleman, Edgar Ramirez, Common, Patricia Arquette, Jordan Peele and Jason Bateman. 

 

There has been an incident on London Bridge, London's Metropolitan Police said Saturday night.

 

"We are dealing with an incident on #LondonBridge, when we have more information we will update this twitter feed."

A witness, Mark Roberts, told CNN that he was on the bridge when a van came swerving down the roadway at a high rate of speed.

The van hit several people, knocking one person about 20 feet into the air, he said. It swerved into oncoming lanes before hitting a bus stop and coming to a stop, Roberts said.

"Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving," he said. "It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people."

Roberts said he heard what sounded like gunshots a brief time later. He estimated 100 people were on the bridge at the time.

Both lanes of the bridge were blocked, police said.

Authorities have not said what caused the incident.

The US embassy in London tweeted: "Please avoid the area and monitor local news/@metpoliceuk for updates."

England has been on edge since May 22, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

The bridge incident also comes more than two months after a man drove an SUV into a crowd on the sidewalk along Westminster Bridge in London, killing at least four people.

After ramming the car into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament, the driver got out and stabbed a police officer to death. The attacker was gunned down by a police officer.

The assailant, Khalid Masood, 52, of West Midlands, reportedly had a criminal record and may have had connections to violent extremism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Developing story - more to come.

A new book by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is going on sale - 100 years after it was first conceived.

Beren and Lúthien has been described as a "very personal story" that the Oxford professor thought up after returning from the Battle of the Somme.

It was edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and contains versions of a tale that became part of The Silmarillion.

The book features illustrations by Alan Lee, who won an Academy Award for his work on Peter Jackson's film trilogy

It is being published on Thursday by HarperCollins on the 10th anniversary of the last Middle Earth book, The Children of Húrin.

Tolkien specialist John Garth, who wrote Tolkien And The Great War, said the Hobbit author used his writing like an "exorcism" of the horrors he witnessed in World War One.

He said: "When he came back from the trenches, with trench fever, he spent the winter [of 1916-1917] convalescing.

"He'd lost two of his dearest friends on the Somme and you can imagine he must have been inside as much of a wreck as he was physically."

Mr Garth said on a walk in an East Yorkshire wood Tolkien's wife Edith danced in a glade filled with white flowers, which became the key scene in Beren and Lúthien.

He said: "Mr Tolkien felt the kind of joy he must have felt at times he would never feel again."

The names Beren and Lúthien are carved on the gravestone Tolkien and his wife share in Wolvercote cemetery in Oxford.

The story is about the fate of lovers Beren and Lúthien, a mortal man and an immortal elf who together try to steal from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor.

For the new book Christopher Tolkien, now aged 92, has kept his father's story in the original form in which it was written and has also shown how the narrative changed to become part of The Silmarillion.

Published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings was the sequel to The Hobbit and is one of the most successful novels ever written, having sold more than 150 million copies.

The film adaptation, released from 2001 to 2003, is one of the highest-grossing series of all time, with the final movie also winning 11 Academy Awards, tied for the most ever with Ben Hur.

 

As entertainment from the ’90s continues to get rebooted (Will and Grace, Baywatch, etc.), Tia Mowry hopes Sister, Sister will be among the show revivals. So far, though, the campaign to bring it back hasn’t gained enough momentum.

In an interview with Nylon, the actress shares that trying to put Sister, Sister back on the air with her twin sister and series costar, Tamera Mowry, has been a daunting process.

“We’re looking, right now, for a producer and a writer, someone who can kind of be a leader of the pack in regards to running the show,” Tia says. “I thought people would kind of be jumping on it, but it’s a lot harder than my sister and I thought it would be. Everything in my career has always been a challenge.”

She also adds that the hope for Sister, Sister is “not dead in any kind of way,” saying “[W]e’re pushing as hard as we can to make people happy and make our fans happy.”

Whether Sister, Sister does come back will certainly give Tia a better sense of just how much her fans missed her.

 

A sports reporter is being accused of chauvinism — and just being plain old rude — after writing an entire 350 word article in which he complained about Rihanna getting 'fat'.

Chris 'Spags' Spagnuolo, a writer at Barstool Sports, published the critical piece yesterday, and it quickly earned widespread attention across the internet.

But nearly everyone who has taken to Twitter to react to the piece is monumentally unimpressed, calling out the New York-based writer for fat-shaming and being a 'sad excuse for a man'.

The piece was based on pictures of Rihanna in New York City from this past Saturday, in which the 29-year-old singer was seen wearing distressed jeans, an oversized blue button-down, and white boots.

Due likely to the baggy fit of her clothes and unflattering photo angles, one coul argue that the superstar looked a bit heavier than usual. A few days later, she was spotted out in NYC again looking slim.

The Barstool Sports writer, however, appeared to take personal offense at her supposed weight gain — and wrote an entire piece both making fun of her for it and worrying that Rihanna getting 'fat' would influence her fans to follow suit.

'Is Rihanna Going To Make Being Fat The Hot New Trend?' the piece was called.

'Spags' acknowledged bad angles may be to blame, but also considered that RiRi has been 'enjoying that good room service a bit too long'. He even wondered if she was 'going for Ashley Graham's spot on the plus-sized hierarchy' with a tone that implied he thinks that's a bad thing.

Deciding that she has, in fact, gained weight, he went on, 'that means it's time to worry if you're not a guy who fancies himself a chubby chaser'.

Noting that Rihanna is a big influencer, he wrote that he is worried other young women will be influenced to gain weight to look like her.

'So you see her pushing 180 and it's a tough world to stomach,' he wrote, making a dubious estimation of her current weight.

He worried that 'the hottest girls' will soon 'look like the humans in Wall-E', writing: 'A world of ladies shaped like the Hindenburg loaded into one-piece bathing suits may be on the horizon now that Rihanna is traipsing around out there looking like she's in a sumo suit.'

'It's a dangerous precedent,' he added, hyperbolically describing the future as 'dystopian'.

After the piece went up, both Spags and Barstool Sports tweeted links — immediately opening the floodgates to criticism. 

Cosmpolitan.com called it a 'garbage sports site', while Allure magazine tweeted: 'Using misogyny & body-shaming women as a way to earn Twitter engagement is a pretty pathetic path to success. Just FYI.'

The Twitterverse, too, chimed in, calling both the writer and the site out for the nasty piece. 

Barstool Sports soon deleted its tweet, though it is still up proudly on Spags' personal account — where the writer continues to defend it, despite widespread criticism.

'You're way out of line,' wrote one Twitter user, while hundreds left gifs of disbelief and disgust.

He has been called 'tasteless', a 'd***head', and 'dumb' by both men and women, with many calling for him to delete the post. 

Meanwhile, Barstool Sports editor Dave Portnoy issued a statement on the matter, which falls far short of an actual apology. 

'To be honest I don't think the blog was as bad as many are making it out to be, but I'll tell you this. It wasn't that funny either and I could have told you with absolute certainty that feminists would hate it and use it as an example of "there goes Barstool being Barstool again,"' the statement read. 

'There are just certain topics that you better nail if you're gonna write about them because you know they are hot button issues for us,' he went on, framing the problem as being not that the piece was rude or nasty, but that it wasn't funny enough.

'So if you're gonna blog about Rihanna gaining weight you better be funny as fuck and you better make it bullet proof,' he said.

Spags, meanwhile, is still not backing down against his critics — though he is crying 'cyberbullying'.

'Rihanna fans did not like my blog calling her fat and now I'm being cyberbullied,' he whined.

Quite a few people responded to this tweet, too, pointing out that he is conflating being held accountable with cyberbullying.

'U called women fat & you're crying bully? You don't have ownership over a woman's body & your opinion is shame-based. Get a brain,' wrote one.

Another commenter even unearthed an old tweet that is even more damning for Spags, also talking about Rihanna.

'Jeez allegedly Rihanna's "I got beat up" photo cost TMZ $65k,' he wrote in February 2009, referring to leaked police evidence after Rihanna was struck by Chris Brown.

'I would punch Rihanna and take a Polaroid for half that,' he added, making light of domestic abuse.

Despite widespread criticism that his piece was both rude and sexist, Spags appears unwilling to admit wrongdoing. 

Interestingly, in 2014 he wrote a piece for BroBible in which he advocated for the very thing he now refuses to do.

'Take ownership on everything you do. Good things, flaws, whatever. Owning your mistakes as much as you own your achievements is what makes you a guy people can count on,' he wrote at the time.

 

The 'Physical' hitmaker is forced to postpone her June tour dates in North America to undergo treatment for breast cancer.

Olivia Newton-John has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The "Grease" star, 68, announces her cancer diagnosis on Facebook. She lets fans know that she postpones her June U.S. and Canadian concert tour dates to get treatment. 

"The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum," her rep said. "In addition to natural wellness therapies, Olivia will complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows." 

The Grammy winner added, "I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia."

 

An 'obsessed' fan of Rihanna has reportedly been released from custody after being arrested outside the star's New York apartment building last week.

TMZ report that Salmir Feratovic is back on the streets after pleading guilty to criminal trespass after his Tuesday morning arrest. 

Feratovic was pictured in handcuffs near Rihanna's luxury apartment building, after previously being stopped outside the address twice last year.

TMZ report that prosecutors wanted Feratovic to be locked up for five days after his most recent arrest, a request to which the judge agreed.

But Feratovic was released on Wednesday afternoon due to time already served. 

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to E! News that the 33-year-old was booked for criminal trespassing. The spokesperson said he had visited the residence before and was told then he was not allowed to return.

Feratovic has reportedly told TMZ that his arrest will 'not deter him from his relentless pursuit' of Rihanna.

He was seen outside the same apartment building on two occasions in 2016, where he was stopped by the doorman.

The second incident saw the police called with reports at the time alleging he had a knife on him.  

A representative for Rihanna has been contacted for comment.

Rihanna has been spending time at her New York home over the past week, where she's been working on new music in the studio.

She was also honoured for her contribution to fashion at the Parsons School of Design on Monday. 

 

Last month it was announced that Drake will host and produce the first-ever NBA Awards, which will take place at Basketball City in New York on June 26 and be broadcast on TNT (9 p.m. ET).

And it turns out that Drizzy will have familiar star-studded company for the inaugural affair. That's because fellow Young Money label mate Nicki Minaj has been confirmed to perform at the event. Now, the only person they'll need to complete a possible "No Frauds" performance is Lil Wayne.

The league's coveted MVP award will be decided at the NBA Awards, with Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard being named finalists. The NBA Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Basketball Executive of the Year and the Sixth Man Award will be some of the other awards announced at the inaugural event. For a full list of the awards and nominees, click here.

Who's taking home the MVP?

America’s Got Talent has also got some big trouble on its hands ahead of its May 30 season premiere: An auditioning act is suing the show’s production company after claiming that new host Tyra Banks traumatized her child.

According to an 18-page suit obtained by Deadline, the plaintiff and her husband performed a song written in honor of their young daughter as part of a March 19 audition. The judges hammered the singing duo and sent them away, but the real trouble didn’t come until later, when reports that Banks had harassed the young girl came to light.

The plaintiff alleges Banks “physically manipulated and verbally abused Mary [the girl]. Banks shook Mary’s shoulder, pulled Mary’s hair back and physically manipulated Mary. … Mary did not stop Banks’ conduct because Mary was fearful. Banks also insinuated that Mary was accidentally conceived, made fun of the performance and ridiculed [the song] in front of Mary, all in front of active cameras that were filming Mary. After the performance, Banks asked Mary to describe, in front of active and filming cameras, her opinion about Jane [Mary’s mother] and her husband after they were publicly ridiculed by AGT…As a result of her negative experience from AGT and Defendants’ abusive treatment, Mary was traumatized and became deeply depressed.”

The suit officially claims “intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress along with civil battery and civil assault.”

Banks was first announced as the new AGT host in March after previous host Nick Cannon quit abruptly. Cannon had claimed NBC was on a mission to silence him.

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible,” Banks said in March after her new position was announced. “I love how AGT brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true.

 

Tom Cruise has confirmed that the Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening".

The actor was asked by Australian morning TV show sunrise if there was any truth to the rumours about a sequel to the 1986 military action film.

"It's true, it's true," he replied. "I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year. It's happening."

The original film launched Cruise's career and took more than $350m (£270m) globally at the box office.

The actor played the cocky pilot Maverick in the movie, one of the top students at a US training camp for elite military fighter pilots.

The film also starred Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Tom Skerrit and Kelly McGillis.

Last week, Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a photo with Cruise, on the 31st anniversary of the opening day of the film.

In January 2016, Bruckheimer tweeted: "Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2."

 

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