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INDUSTRY NEWS
Katie Holmes Opens Up About Her Divorce from Tom Cruise

Katie Holmes opened up to People magazine about her marriage to ex-husband Tom Cruise and being a single mom to daughter Suri.

Before her marriage to Cruise, Holmes was best known for her role as Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek and wants to be known for her acting not her marriage. “I don't want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am. I don't want that to be what I'm known as. I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now,” she told the magazine.

As for being a single parent now to the couple’s 8-year-old daughter, she has learned to have some patience, “My patience has grown, but between 4 and 6 p.m....I mean, wow. Between tickle fights and glitter art, I try to throw in some manners along the way.”

INDUSTRY NEWS
Disney Villains Count "Scars"

Hey Disney Fans, this is for you. The infamous Disney villains have teamed up to accomplishment something good for once. This cover of OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” is about to climb the charts. Ok, that might be a stretch, but it is definitely a good video to watch. Featuring the evil masterminds Ursula, Hades, Jafar, Cruella De Ville, and others, the video shows off the vocal skills of your favorite people you love to hate. As they honor one of the cruelest creatures we’ve hated for years, Scar, they sing about “Counting Scars” and their need to be bad. We can name all the villains, can you?

BLIND FATE
Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie Show Off PDA at Halloween Party

Even though they announced their separation this past January, Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie were not afraid to show off some PDA this past weekend while out celebrating Halloween a little early.

Duff, wearing a mask and fairy wings, and Comrie, dressed up in a suit, were seen holding hands as they were walking into the Casamigos Halloween Party that was sponsored by George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s tequila brand in West Hollywood on Friday night. On Saturday the two were spotted with their son Luca shopping for Halloween decorations and pumpkins.

Although the couple is not officially back together they have been spotted out together on shopping trips, at Coachella and on the set of Duff’s music video for her song “All About You” in September.

INDUSTRY NEWS
San Francisco Giants Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

On Sunday night before game five of the World Series the, San Francisco Giants paid tribute to the late Robin Williams who was a fan of the baseball team. The scoreboard inside AT&T Park played a highlight reel of the late actor’s films as well as his many visits to the ballpark.

Williams’ children Zak, Zelda and Cody were also in attendance to help throw out the first pitch and were all wearing custom made Giants’ jerseys with Williams written on the back as well as the number one. Zak took the mound to throw out the first pitch to Williams’ longtime friend Billy Crystal.

CELEB SPOTTINGS
SLS Vegas Was Packed With Celebrities this Weekend


The SLS Hotel & Casino was the Vegas hotspot over the weekend. Lauren Conrad, Joe Jonas, and Scott Eastwood were just a few of the celebrities spotted having fun at SLS.

Joe Jonas has moved past his boy-band days and is making a name for himself as a DJ. He played his second Vegas set at The Sayers Club on Saturday, Oct. 25th. Lauren Conrad and fiancé William Tell was among the huge crowd enjoying Jonas’ hip-hop beats. Fans had the chance to take pictures with the Jonas Brother and chef, Jose Andres personally delivered desserts to Jonas while he was in the DJ booth.

SILVER SCREEN
7 Hollywood Halloween Parties We'd Kill to Crash

Trick-or-treating was fun when we were kids, but now that we're older, we're dead set on partying. Before you head out to one of Joonbug's phantomphantasmagoric events, prep yourself by enjoying some of the greatest Halloween parties Hollywood has ever dreamed up for your vicarious partying pleasure. Sneak a peek at these wicked All Hallow's Eve bashes (there's no need to thank us, just hand over your finest candy acquisitions, and we're even).

Mean Girls

(How could we not?)

Casper

Hocus Pocus

Scream

Scream - House Party

Fame

A Cinderella Story

Beetlejuice

(A Halloween Dinner Party)

INDUSTRY NEWS
Brad Pitt Gets Interviewed on 'Between Two Ferns'

Funny or Die released another episode of “Between Two Ferns” hosted by Zach Galifianakis on Thursday. This time the comedian interviewed Brad Pitt or as Galifianakis called him “Bradley Pitts.”

Known for his awkward interviews, Galifianakis asked Pitt about his wife Angelina Jolie such as “Is it hard for you to maintain a suntan...because you live in your wife's shadow?” Making it even more awkward was when the comedian brought up Pitt’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, “Tell me what I was like the first time that you laid eyes on Angelina. Was it like one of those classical love stories, like when, I don't know, Ross first saw Rachel? You know that show, Friends? Have you seen it?”

INDUSTRY NEWS
Jennifer Lopez Reportedly in Talks for Vegas Residency

Jennifer Lopez is the latest act that may have her own residency in Las Vegas. The singer is in talks to perform at the same venue where Britney Spears performs her show “Piece of Me.”

According to TMZ, Lopez is reportedly in talks to make an estimated $350,000 per show to perform at the The Axis at Planet Hollywood. The singer will perform 72 shows three times a week for 24 weeks that will span one to two years.

Spears is in the middle of her two years residency which includes a total of 96 shows in which she earns $310,000 per show.

TV TALK
Leslie Jones Named SNL's Newest Cast Member

After making a big impression during her few appearances on the show, Leslie Jones has been promoted from writer to featured player on Saturday Night Live. Starting on October 25th's Jim Carrey hosted episode Jones will be vying for screen time with her new cast mates.

Jones was hired last January as a writer at SNL after losing out on being a not-ready-for-primetime player to Sasheer Zamata. But she struck such a chord with Lorne Michaels that he brought her on as a writer.

She did make a few onscreen appearances, though, exposing audiences to her hilarity. Her first appearance involved her joking about slavery and caused quite a controversy with many saying it was a stereotypical and tasteless bit of humor. Others defended her, though, and look at her now - a shiny new cast member ready to make us laugh.

Check out Jones's guide to the benefits of being single from the September 27th season premiere.


TV TALK
The CW Gives 'The Flash' and 'Jane the Virgin' Full Season Pickups

The CW is showing a whole lot of confidence in its two newest shows, The Flash and Jane the Virgin, by giving them both full-season pickups.

The CW President, Mark Pedowitz, said of his decision in a statement, "Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and 'The Flash' and 'Jane' have both exceeded our expectations on all counts."

Both shows have only aired two episodes so far but they've made quite the impression. Small-screen superhero endeavor The Flash is The CW's highest rated premier since The Vampire Diaries in 2009. Telanovela-esque Jane the Virgin, about a young woman who is accidentally inseminated by her doctor, isn't very far behind - it's given the network its highest Monday night ratings in two years. It's no wonder The CW is holding on to it's new big hits for as long as it can.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Renee Zellweger Debuts New Face


Renee Zellweger, 45, showed off a surprising new look Monday night at ELLE Magazine's Annual Woman in Hollywood Celebration. The actress, who has shied away from the public eye in recent years, stepped out with what seemed like a whole new face. Soon the internet was ablaze: Is that you, Renee?

Yes, it was her, although many seemed skeptical that this could possibly be the beloved Bridget Jones star. According to the New York Daily News even those at the event couldn't stop talking about and speculating on the stars new look, with a source saying, "Everyone was whispering about how different she looked."