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'Clueless’ the musical is real and happening

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So we are like totally buggin'.

Why? Because Clueless the musical has been 100 percent confirmed by the film’s director Amy Heckering.

“I’ve written the, what they call the book, and it’s a jukebox musical,” Heckering told Entertainment Tonight.

Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) will direct and Dodger Theatricals (Jersey Boys, Into the Woods) will produce. So, who will star as Cher Horowitz, originally played by Alicia Silverstone, genius extraordinaire?

“That’s like going to be like the main problem,” Heckering said.

Katy Perry has expressed interest, and I love her to death,” the director told Rolling Stone last year. “Maybe Iggy Azalea would do it” if Perry’s schedule were to get in the way.

No word yet on when we’ll once again be rollin’ with our homies, but Heckering isn’t about to get our hopes up.

“Everything goes so slowly,” she said, “and I go, 'Wow this takes a long time.’ I thought movies took a long time. It’s hard to know with Broadway when things will happen.”

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Behold: Famous women, together, thanks to Taylor Swift

There they are. Standing together.

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There they are. Standing together.

ZOMG it’s Taylor Swift and other famous women all together in the same place at the same time we can’t even.

That is what Twitter did to me all weekend.

As you can see, the Blank Space singer has amassed her largest squad of female celebrities yet, and the Internet — as if it were my Irish terrier being reunited with his ball that for months had been lost under the couch — just. can’t. handle it.

Swift, who as part of her 1989 World Tour brings out a posse of noted, female Millenials during her performance of Style, paraded “gal pals” Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevigne onstage at her London show in Hyde Park on Saturday.

But wait; lucky for you, there’s even more! Yes, Emma Watson is sipping Swift’s sweet, publicity-stunting Kool-Aid now, too. The Harry Potter alum posed in a group shot with Swift, Kloss, Hunt, and singers Lauren Aquilina and Sydney Sierota. Hadid later tweeted a backstage shot of the group captioned, “this is love. #1989TourLondon.”

See, everyone? See how supportive they are of one another? See? SEE!

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Comic gives Kanye West a taste of his own medicine

It all looks so natural, Simon Brodkin interrupting a confued Kanye.

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It all looks so natural, Simon Brodkin interrupting a confued Kanye.

Kanye West declared himself “the greatest living rock star on the planet” at Britain’s Glastonbury festival on Saturday night, where he arrived with Kim Kardashian via helicopter. But that didn’t prevent a prankster from invading the rapper’s performance and upstaging him.

West’s headline set was briefly interrupted when comedian Lee Nelson stormed onto the stage, rapping along with the star. A security guard quickly bundled him offstage. Later, Nelson — whose real name is Simon Brodkin — tweeted: “Some people were saying Kanye shouldn’t headline Glastonbury so I thought I’d give him a hand.”

The prank amused many fans, who recalled how West crashed Taylor Swift’s 2009 acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards.

It wasn’t the only amusing thing about West’s set, which presented a problem for the BBC’s subtitles team because of his often expletive-laden lyrics. Many on Twitter shared the comic wordplay that appeared on their screens in place of offensive words — including one subtitle that simply read: “He raps.”

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PBS suspends 'Finding Your Roots' after Ben Affleck slavery omission

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Finding Your Roots is going on haiatus after PBS determined that the Ben Affleck episode violated its standards.

According to the Associated Press, the show’s third season will be postponed and no decision will be made regarding a fourth season until the public television service decides the show has redeemed itself as far as editorial guidelines are concerned.

In case you missed it, Affleck requested that the show omit any reference to his slave-owning ancestors, and Finding Your Roots complied. Affleck’s great-great-great-grandfather owned 24 slaves, the AP reports.

Affleck’s request came to light when hacked Sony emails were published by WikiLeaks last spring.

“Here’s my dilemma,” wrote series host and executive producer Henry Louis Gates Jr., “confidentially, for the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors — the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including (documentary filmmaker) Ken Burns. We’ve never had anyone ever try to censor or edit what we found. He’s a megastar. What do we do?” …

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Bikers rescue Courtney Love from angry French cab drivers on the attack

“We got out after being held hostage for an hour thanks to these two guys,” Courtney Love captioned this snapshot. “I’m scared out of my wits. Mr. François Hollande president or libertine? I can’t believe this really just happened.”

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“We got out after being held hostage for an hour thanks to these two guys,” Courtney Love captioned this snapshot. “I’m scared out of my wits. Mr. François Hollande president or libertine? I can’t believe this really just happened.”

Courtney Love was rescued by two Parisian motorcyclists on Thursday after striking taxi drivers smashed the car she was riding in.

“They’ve ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage,” Love tweeted while attempting to leave the Charles de Gaulle Airport. “They’re beating the cars with metal bats. This is France?? I’m safer in Baghdad,” she added.

Taxi drivers were protesting the presence of the low-cost UberPop service, which they say is threatening their livelihood, according to the Associated Press.

“Paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out,” Kurt Cobain’s widow tweeted. “Got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing.”

She later posted a selfie with her knights in shining motorcycle helmets.

“There are people who are willing to do anything to stop any competition,” said Thomas Meister, a spokesman for Uber. “We are only the symptom of a badly organized market.”

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he had ordered a ban on unlicensed services like UberPop in the Paris region. Uber, though, is still legal and claims to have 400,000 customers every month in France.

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Dustin “Don’t Call Me Screech” Diamond sentenced to four months in jail for bar stabbing

The lovebirds enter court on Thursday.

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The lovebirds enter court on Thursday.

Dustin Diamond left a courtroom misty-eyed on Thursday after being sentenced to four months in jail for his part in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing.

According to the Associated press, the former Saved By the Bell star will also serve 15 months’ probation and must pay $1,000 restitution to “send a message to the community that we’re just not going to live like this,” Judge Paul Malloy said during the sentencing.

Diamond is due to surrender on Sunday.

The sentencing stems from a Christmas Day barroom brawl. The 38-year-old actor told police that he and his fiance, Amanda Schutz, were inside a bar when a group of drunk people became disorderly and rude. He said he turned to close his tab and grab their coats and turned back to see Schutz bleeding and being held by the hair by two men. Diamond said he moved toward Schutz when a man grabbed him, and he conceded he may have stabbed the man with a pen but later admitted to carrying a knife.

“Diamond stated that he did not intentionally stab the individual in the bar but that chaos broke out and people were grabbing at him and that he swung his arms to break free,” according to the police report. …

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Noah Wyle welcomes baby girl

Wyle and Wells debuted their baby-to-be at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

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Wyle and Wells debuted their baby-to-be at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

It was back to the hospital for ER alum Noah Wyle and Nip/Tuck actress Sara Wells on Monday. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Frances Harper Wyle, the Falling Skies actor’s rep told the Associated Press.

Mom and newbie are doing well, and Wyle is said to be “over the moon.”

This is the first child for the couple, who wed at their Santa Barbara farm in June of last year. Wyle has two kids — daughter Auden, 9, and son Owen, 12, from a previous marriage to Tracy Warbin.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt welcomes baby boy

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And baby No. 2 makes it a party of four for Jennifer Love Hewitt.

The Party of Five alum and Revenge actor Brian Hallisay, both 36, have welcomed their second child together. The couple’s son, Atticus, arrived on Wednesday, joining big sister Autumn James, 19 months.

The Criminal Minds actress married Hallisay in 2013.

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Rapper Rick Ross jailed on kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery charges

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Rapper Rick Ross is accused of forcing a man into his mansion’s guesthouse and pistol-whipping him, chipping his teeth and busting his jaw so badly he can no longer chew.

According to the Associated Press, Ross was jailed without bail following his arrest by U.S. Marshals and sheriff’s deputies at his Atlanta-area home on Wednesday. Authorities were forced to open the estate’s gate after someone inside the home refused, but Ross eventually was taken from the home without incident.

The 39-year-old faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Ross’s bodyguard, Nadrian James, 42, faces kidnapping and aggravated battery charges resulting from the same incident.

Ross and James are accused of forcing the unnamed man down a hall and into a bedroom in the guesthouse, where the man allegedly was hit repeatedly with a Glock handgun, which was also pointed at him.

“The victim was then questioned under duress and forced to answer questions at gunpoint,” an arrest warrant states. “The victim lost use of his jaw and is restricted to soft foods and liquid diet only as a result of not being able to chew food.”

No word on how the three are connected.

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Shia LaBeouf hospitalized after on-set stunt goes wrong

Here's hoping the rat tail is okay.

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Here's hoping the rat tail is okay.

Shia LaBeouf received 20 stitches and 13 staples to his head and finger after injuring himself on the set of American Honey in North Dakota late Tuesday night.

“Shia LaBeouf sustained minimal injuries late last night on the set of his current film, American Honey,” his rep told TMZ. “As protocol, production sought out medical attention and Shia received stitches on his hand and for a laceration on his head. He is due back on set [today].”

Sources say LaBeouf was shooting a scene in which he was to put his head through a glass window. It all went horribly wrong, apparently.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care, Pat Houston says

Whitney and Bobbi.

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Whitney and Bobbi.

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in a hospital. The 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31.

“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate,” her aunt, Pat Houston told the Associated Press in a statement. “As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now."

Bobby Brown and Pat Houston, the latter of whom is in charge of the trust fund that sister-in-law Whitney Houston set up for her daughter, were appointed co-guardians of Bobbi Kristina last month.

Whitney Houston died in February 2012 after being found face-down in a Los Angeles hotel bathtub.

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Hallelujah! Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are so over

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Former head Kiwi Juice* will be delighted to hear that the unnatural union between Charlize Theron and Sean Penn has finally come to an end.

Us Weekly was the first to report that the couple, who had been dating for a year and a half, are on the outs. The pair were last spotted together at the Vienna Life Ball a month ago.

Fans of the 54- and 39-year-old Oscar winners might be pretty bummed about the split, but not having to read their gushing quotes is pretty much the highlight of our year thus far.

The Mad Max: Fury Road star and her noted terrible person beau reportedly got engaged in December, though there was no confirmation or ring — a sure sign that things are falling apart. Another sure sign: Penn went from “Yes, I’d get married again,” in an interview with Esquire to “I have no idea” on the idea of marrying Charlize during an appearance on Good Morning American in March.

Even a recent last-ditch house-hunting trip couldn’t save these two from Splitsville.

Here’s to moving on.

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Jack Osbourne gives Ozzy and Sharon another grandkid

Now please excuse me while I Photoshop my face over Lisa's. Kthanks.

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Now please excuse me while I Photoshop my face over Lisa's. Kthanks.

Jack Osbourne just boarded the Crazy Train that is parenting multiple children.

The son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne welcomed his second daughter with wife Lisa Osbourne on Saturday. Andy Rose (cute!) weighed in at 6 lbs., 11 oz., Hello! magazine reports.

The couple announced their second pregnancy in February with an Instagram photo of daughter Pearl, 3, hugging Lisa’s belly.

“Pearl is very happy to become a big sister,” the then-mom-to-be wrote on her blog, Raddest Mom. “She diligently reads her 'I’m a big sister’ books every night & recites to me her plans of bathing, feeding, singing to, and holding the baby.”

As for baby’s famous fam, grandma and The Talk co-host Sharon told People, “[I’m] so, so happy! This will be our second [grandchild] and babies change everything, they just make everything better.”

And more tired.

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See the first photo of Hilaria and Alec Baldwin's new baby

They're just one big, happy, diaper-laden family.

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They're just one big, happy, diaper-laden family.

Alec Bladwin has added another boy to the brood. The 30 Rock actor and wife Hilaria Baldwin have welcomed their second child together, the couple confirmed Wednesday on Instagram.

“We are happy to announce the birth of Rafael Thomas Baldwin,” Hilaria captioned a snapshot of the wee one gripping her finger. (Thomas is Hilaria’s maiden name, by the way.)

Mom announced on social media in January that the couple were expecting a sibling for 21-month-old big sis Carmen Gabriela.

“The sun has set on 2014. 2015 is going to be very exciting as we are thrilled to announce we are expecting another little addition to our family!” the yoga instructor captioned a family beach/belly pic.

She’s been updating fans on Instagram throughout the pregnancy, even revealing the sex of the baby. Alec, 57, is also dad to model Ireland, 19, from his previous marriage to Kim Bassinger.

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Will Angelina Jolie return for 'Maleficent' sequel?

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All good things must come to an endless series of sequels. Such would seem to be the case with the $750 million-grossing Maleficent, which is rumored to be getting a follow-up.

The Wrap reports that screenwriter Linda Woolverton is in talks to return for the second chapter of the Sleeping Beauty reboot “with the expectation that Angelina Jolie will reprise the title role in the live-action fairy tale, though she does not have a deal in place.”

Entertainment Weekly and Variety have confirmed the news, but Deadline is taking on the role of official buzzkill, reminding us that Jolie “developed but didn’t star in sequels to either Salt or Wanted but Disney is moving forward and hoping it gets a fairy tale ending.”

As for Jolie, the Oscar winner isn’t talking right now, but here’s what she told USA Today when the first flick came out:

“Possibly,” she said of a second film. “I don’t know. I enjoyed it. I just feel like we did this one thoroughly and I don’t think there’d be another. I feel like this is the one, if I was going to ever do a Disney one, this is the one I wanted to do. And I think we’ve done it well.”

I mean, there’s only so much latex a woman can take — even Angie! 

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