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Taylor Swift is Dating...!

Taylor Swift reportedly has a new boyfriend.  She has supposedly been dating a British actor/model, Joe Alwyn, for months and is even renting a mansion in North London.

It’s official!  Katy Perry is going to be a judge on “American Idol.”  ABC announced the news yesterday.  No other judges or a host have been announced.  Katy said, “I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories. I’m always listening to new music and love discovering diamonds in the rough -- from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music."

ABC also announced yesterday the return of “Roseanne” with the entire original cast:  Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, and – both Beckys!  Lecy Goranson will play Becky, while Sarah Chalke will play a different role.  The series will get eight new episodes midseason 2018.


It's the #ABCUpfront! Swipe to take a look at some of the new and returning ABC talent!

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The network also announced spinoffs of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Dancing with the Stars.”  The Grey’s spinoff will center around a Seattle firehouse, and the Dancing spinoff will be “Dancing with the Stars Junior,” which will pair celebrity kids and kids of celebrities with professional junior ballroom dancers!  No airdates are set yet.  We can also look forward to “The Bachelor Winter Games.”

Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars next year.  The 90th Academy Awards will be held March 4th, 2018.


Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)

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Former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules has entered a “not guilty” plea to the charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in April.

Robin Thicke is suing his stepmother.   Alan Thicke’s widowed wife, Tanya Callau, is demanding more than what the late actor left her.  Robin is a trustee of his dad’s estate, which is valued around $40 million.  Tanya has reportedly been given “40% share of Alan Thicke’s estate, 25% of his personal effects, a half-million dollar life insurance policy, and all his death benefits from the actors’ union.”  But she is now claiming their pre-nup invalid.

Comedienne Amy Schumer and boyfriend, furniture designer Ben Hanisch, have broken up.  Her rep said, “Amy and Ben have ended their releationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends.”  The couple dated for nearly a year and a half.

David Letterman will receive the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 22nd.

Peyton Manning will host the 2017 ESPYS July 12th.


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