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Michael Strahan's exit from Live! may be more welcome than previously reported. Sources close to the show tell Page Six that the former NFL star hasn't exactly been the easiest person to work with.

The insiders claim that it was clear that Michael was only using the show as a stepping stone toward something more lucrative. Kelly Ripa was reportedly resentful of Michael's lack of devotion to the show which created an icy relationship when the cameras weren't rolling. Another media source said, "When he doesn't need to be on, he shuts down and can be selfish."

  • It is also rumored that Michael often also showed up late to work and would bring his entourage to set. He even allegedly held up pre-tapings twice a week so he could get his hair cut at the studio.
  • Michael also supposedly treated executive producer Michael Gelman rudely over the years.
  • Gelman is denying the reports saying, "Kelly and Michael are two hardworking professionals who always come to work ready to do their jobs. Any suggestion to the contrary is ridiculous gossip."
  • Meanwhile, Kelly apparently used the whole situation to her advantage by negotiating a raise. News of the pay increase comes after an awkward week on Live! since Kelly's return last Tuesday (April 26th.) She made headlines after making a joke about contract negotiations on Thursday's show (April 28th) and referencing Michael's two failed marriages on Friday's show (April 29th.)
  • Michael's last day with Live! has been set for May 13th.

Fans may want to think twice before approaching Amy Schumer for a picture. The Trainwreck star took to Instagram on Saturday (April 30th) to call out a man who tried to make her take a picture with him even though she made it clear she wasn't up for it.

Amy wrote, "This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the shit out of me. Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said 'no it's America and we paid for you' this was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take picture with people anymore and it's because of this dude in Greenville."

  • She later clarified, "Thanks for the kind words and support. I'll still take pictures with nice people when I choose to if it's a good time for that. But I don't owe you anything. So don't take if I say no."
  • Amy also wrote, "I am grateful to people who like my work and support me but not the ones who think that behavior is ok."
  • Some fans have not been so supportive and felt that she was wrong for putting the guy on blast.

Reports have surfaced claiming that Prince entered an outpatient treatment program just before his death. According to Minneapolis' KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, he attended the rehab center to "move away from using medication prescribed to treat his severe pain." Sources also told the ABC affiliate that Prince entering the program did not mean that he was addicted to controlled substance.

Another report has said that Prince traveled miles to pick up prescription pills just hours before his death. According to TMZ, the singer traveled six miles and passed at least eight pharmacies on his way to pick up his prescription. It is unclear why the late singer went to that specific pharmacy however according to the site, Prince's family members were concerned that he may have visited multiple doctors and used different aliases to avoid raising a red flag due to his alleged consistent pharmacy visits.

  • In other news, Miguel has said that he doesn't want any parts in playing the role of Prince in a biopic about the singer. In fact, he said that the only person who can play Prince in his biopic is Prince himself.

The Jungle Book has topped the weekend box office for the third week in a row. The Disney movie was successfully able to fend off the arrival of three new releases including Keanu, Mother's Day and Ratchet & Clank.

  • Jon Favreau's live-action adaptation took in an additional $42.4 to $43.8 million -- more than the combined gross of the movies in second through sixth place.
  • The winning streak is expected to be broken next week with the arrival of Captain America: Civil War.
  • Key and Peele's Keanu debuted in third place.
  • Mother's Day failed to meet industry expectations of $12 million.
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Compadres and The Hologram For the King fell out of the top 10.


1. The Jungle Book, $42.4 to $43.8M
2. The Huntsman: Winter's War, $9.4M
3. Keanu, $9.3M
4. Mother's Day, $8M+
5. Barbershop: The Next Cut, $6M
6. Zootopia, $5M
7. Ratchet & Clank, $4.7M to $4.8M
8. The Boss, $4.2M
9. Batman v Superman, $3.8M
10. Criminal, $1.3M

Will Ferrell will no longer be playing Ronald Reagan in a new comedy making light of his battle with Alzheimer’s. The news comes after major public backlash and a statement on Friday (April 29th) from the Alzheimer’s Association condemning the film.

Will's rep said in a statement, "The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means an 'Alzheimer's comedy' as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project."

  • The SNL alum was also attached to produce the project through his company, Gary Sanchez Productions.
  • The movie was also slammed by Reagan's children, Patti Davis and Michael Reagan. Patti praised Will for his decision saying, "I am so relieved that Will has decided against this film. I can’t imagine that anybody else would sign onto it. I’ve been deluged with letters and personal stories from people who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, and those who have just been diagnosed themselves. It really showed how widespread this disease is and how it just devastates families. It is beyond the pale that anyone would make it a comedy about it."
  • The Alzheimer’s Association also reacted in a statement which read, "While we have not seen the movie or the script, we can say with confidence that Alzheimer’s disease is not a laughing matter. To the 5 million Americans living with the disease and the family members who are caring for them, Alzheimer’s disease is a brutal thief -- one that breaks in, robs them of memories and destroys lives. We are grateful to Mr. Ferrell for choosing not to pursue this film."

Yolanda Foster has a new feud going with Rebecca Romijn after the Librarians star made headlines for saying that younger models today are famous for their social media following rather than their talent or work ethic.

She told Entertainment Tonight last week, "No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue, so it is frustrating. I know a lot of people -- legitimate fashion people -- can't stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels." Rebecca added, "I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way...So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards." She attempted to clarify that her remarks were not about Gigi Hadid or Kendall Jenner by tweeting, "Hey @kendalljenner @gigihadid don't believe the #clickbait. Never talked smack about you. Both amazing & beautiful."

  • Yolanda responded, "They accomplished more at half your age in the fashion industry. It's THEIR hard work and daily commitment to their profession that got them where they R today #NoParentsInvolved." The Bravo star continued, "No need 2 throw shade on hard-working children."
  • Rebecca didn't seem bothered by the situation. She tweeted on Friday (April 29th,) "Woohoo! Twitter beef cherry popped! ❤️ you @YolandaHFoster"

KATE HUDSON GUSHES ABOUT HAVING GOLDIE HAWN AS A MOM: Kate Hudson says that Goldie Hawn has always encouraged her and her siblings to do what they love. She explained to People magazine, "What makes mom the best is that she never put any expectations too high on the kids. She just wanted us to be doing the things that made us happy, as long as we were working hard, but we never had to live up to something." Kate also spoke about her relationship with Goldie saying, "It's not really advice so much as she's my confidante and we talk about our life and her life, and we support each other now that I'm an adult. Where she's really wonderful is leading an authentic life and a truthful life."

GEORGE LOPEZ IS HELPING TO SUPPORT PRINCE'S FAMILY: Prince's family is getting a little help from comedian George Lopez while his estate is still being worked out in court. George gave $20,000 to support their living expenses since the late singer's assets are currently frozen. Prince was supporting his family before his death but did not leave a will behind. It is expected that his $150 million fortune will be divided up in the coming weeks.

PATTON OSWALT BREAKS SILENCE ON WIFE'S DEATH: Patton Oswalt has finally broken his silence following the death of his wife, Michelle McNamara, last week at the age of 46. He tweeted on Friday (April 29th,) "She wrote lines that stung & hummed. 13 years in her presence was happily humbling. #RIPMichelleMcNamara" The comedian also shared a quote from his seven-year-old daughter writing, "'When your mom dies you're the best memory of her. Everything you do is a memory of her.' -- Alice Oswalt, 7" Patton and Michelle married in 2005.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN CUT OFF LAMAR ODOM'S FATHER: Lamar Odom's father, Joe Odom, claims that he's been cut off and it was apparently Khloe Kardashian's doing. He told Page Six, "Khloe didn't even have the guts to tell me herself that my rent wasn’t going to be paid anymore. She got the guys who handle Lamar’s money to call me and they said the rent wouldn’t be paid, I gotta move and my phone was going to get cut off." Lamar had apparently been paying his dad's $4,000 rent for the past decade until last November. Joe also said, "She disrespected me. She decided to kick me out of my home when Lamar was in hospital in Nevada. I just wish I could be at his side in LA to support him, but Khloe doesn't want me there. Whenever I call him, she answers. She must be checking his texts, too. I can't always get through to him anymore. She may be Lamar's wife, but I'm his father. She shouldn't have cut me out of his life like she has." Joe claims he finally got to speak with Lamar last week who promised that things would get sorted out but nothing has happened yet.

WOODY HARRELSON REJECTED FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY: Woody Harrelson's application to open a medical marijuana dispensary has been rejected. The Hawaii Department of Health only approved eight applications of over 60 that were filed. No reason was given for the rejection.

TAYLOR SWIFT RUMORED TO BE PLAYING DAZZLER IN 'X-MEN: APOCALYPSE': Sophie Turner has reignited rumors that Taylor Swift will be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse as the musician mutant named Dazzler. She shared a Flashback Friday photo on social media last week showing a scene with Tye Sherridan's Cyclops holding up a Dazzler album and wrote, ""#FBF that time Cyclops and I went shopping at the mall and found our favorite singer's album (pre 1989, of course)." Taylor also visited the set of X-Men last summer. The movie hits theaters on May 27th.

'GHOSTBUSTERS' REBOOT IS MOST DISLIKED TRAILER ON YOUTUBE: The upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has broken records on YouTube for being the most disliked movie trailer on the site. The video has amassed over 500,000 dislikes since it was posted in March. It is the first movie trailer to break into the Top 100 least-liked videos. According to The Daily Dot, it is believed that people have actually built bots to automate dislikes and are actively trying to get the video over a million thumbs downs before it hits theaters in July.

SETH GRAHAME-SMITH DROPS OUT OF 'THE FLASH': Seth Grahame-Smith will no longer be directing The Flash movie. According to The Wrap, he dropped out of the project because of "creative differences." Ezra Miller will star in the movie. It is scheduled to be released on March 16, 2018.

NETFLIX HAS RENEWED 'THE RANCH': Ashton Kutcher has announced that his Netflix series, The Ranch, has been picked up for a second season. He tweeted on Friday (April 29th,) "Oh yeah…we got picked up for a second season. Boom." The second season will premiere next year.

'SHINOBI' MOVIE IN THE WORKS: There is a big screen adaptation of the Sega game Shinobi in the works. Producer Marc Platt said in a statement on Friday (April 29th,) "We love the Shinobi games and believe that the world of ninjas has never been properly explored onscreen. We now have the opportunity to do just that. With Shinobi, we hope to make a film that honors the essence of the games and brings this fascinating world to life for moviegoing audiences." This is just one of several projects in the works based on Sega properties. There is also a Golden Axe adaptation being developed.

The third Maze Runner movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, has been put on hold indefinitely. Fox has released a statement that production will continue once star Dylan O'Brien is fully recovered from an on-set accident back in March.

The studio said, "The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O'Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible."

  • Dylan's rep also said in a statement, "His injuries are very serious, and he needs more time to recover."
  • It is currently scheduled for release on February 17, 2017 but that date will likely change as a result of the delays.
  • The 24-year-old has not tweeted since his accident.
  • Details of the accident have not been confirmed but E! News is reporting that he suffered a concussion, facial fracture and lacerations after falling off a motorcycle.


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