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Courtney Stodden has come out as non-binary, telling fans in an open post that they prefer to be referred to as "they/them."

Stodden, 26, explained on their social media Tuesday that they never felt completely comfortable identifying as female, which caused issues with their ability to make friends.

"They/them/theirs. I don’t Identify as she or her," wrote the Celebrity Big Brother alum, adding that they spent the majority of their life feeling "like I [never] fit in anywhere."

"I was bullied horribly in school because I was different. The other girls never understood me. It got so bad that my mom pulled me out of school," reflected Stodden. "And still, i don’t fit in. I never really connected with anyone my age."

While encouraging their followers to always treat others with kindness, the reality star closed out their post by expressing, "My spirit is fluid with a kaleidoscope of color."

Stodden was previously married to Green Mile star Dough Hutchinson, who was 51 when they wed in 2011. The Couples Therapy star, who was an aspiring country music singer at the time, was 16.

The off-and-on again couple remained married for six years before calling it quits one final time in 2016.

Stodden opened up about their divorce in March of last year, writing on Instagram, "I can tell you that it’s for the better" and that they were " taken advantage of" during the relationship, alleging that Hutchinson "groomed" and "verbally abused" them.

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"Happy birthday my beautiful Jetty. I love you," John Travolta recently Instagrammed, on what would have been his son Jett's 29th birthday. 

The sentiments posted Tuesday by the 67-year-old Pulp Fiction star were attached to a sweet black-and-white picture of him with his son, who died at 16 after suffering a seizure in the Bahamas in 2009.

The tribute was echoed by Travolta's 21-year-old daughter, Ella, who posted a picture of her and her older brother doting on her when she was a baby. "I love you Jetty. Happy Birthday."

Travolta's wife and Ella's mom, Kelly Preston, died at 57 years old last July, after fighting a battle with breast cancer that wasn't revealed until her death. The pair met on the set of The Experts in 1989 and had been married since 1991.

In 2012, and after years of denials, Preston told the syndicated TV show The Doctors that Jett suffered from autism. He also suffered from Kawasaki disease when he was a baby, she revealed. The latter condition, while treatable, can cause inflammation in the major arteries.


 

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Mythic Quest: "Everlight" - Apple TV+

Last spring, Apple TV+’s workplace comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet won accolades for bringing a little laughter during the pandemic with the show’s innovative, remotely-shot “Quarantine” episode.

In a workflow that other programs, including awards shows, have since adopted, the cast shot themselves, and the footage was remotely assembled into the finished product. 

With vaccinations currently rolling out all over the country, the episode plays differently. It's a moment trapped in amber: the fear, the isolation, and trying to find some normalcy in a world that has changed. That said, ABC Audio asked show stars Charlotte Nicdao, Jessie Ennis and Imani Hakim if they've revisited the influential episode.

"This is embarrassing, but I actually sometimes pull up the Rube Goldberg machine [Zoom scene] at the end when I need a boost," says Nicdao, who plays Poppy. "It feels really good to watch. But then also on top of that, it's all my friends in these boxes. So...sometimes I do just pull that scene up and I'm like, 'Yes!'"

"Quarantine" was important, explains Hakim, who plays Dana. "[W]e were able to create something so special in the middle of such challenging times. I appreciate that that episode meant a lot."

Ennis, who plays Jo, adds, "I remember when we were shooting that having the sense of urgency that we had to get it done 'before the pandemic was over'...And then I watched it a couple months ago and was still the state of the world." (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

Ahead of Mythic Quest season 2 dropping in May, a new special episode called "Everlight" jumps forward in time to where the pandemic is in the rear-view mirror. It debuts on Apple TV+ Friday.

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Adepero Oduye says it was "effortless" to star alongside Avengers alum, Anthony Mackie, on the hit Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

Oduye, who plays Sarah, the sister of Mackie's Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, tells ABC Audio that having Mackie as her brother was "pretty awesome."

"I think it lends itself to the fact that Anthony is just super grounded, generous," she says. "I think it also lends itself that we both come from large families. So we understand that sibling dynamic."

That understanding, Oduye explains, allowed her and Mackie to also "play around in all the best ways."

"Having siblings can be a pain at times, depending on where you are in the set, but largely it is absolutely wonderful," she says. "And just getting to portray a brother [and] sister in this way -- I've never quite seen it -- to be honest."

The actress believes that their organic on-screen chemistry is also a direct result of having a great script.

"It's definitely in the writing," she notes. "So I think that's a great combination."

While Oduye's sibling bond and influence on Mackie appears to be her biggest storyline on the show, the U.K. star says there's other muscles she'd like to flex on the action series.

"And I as Adepero, I would say, 'Yes, I would very, very much be interested in kicking some butt,'" she laughs.

New episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier drop Fridays on Disney+. 

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Wyatt Pike is speaking out about his sudden departure from American Idol. 

On Wednesday, the 20-year-old singer broke his silence and shared the reasoning behind the big decision. 

Alongside a selfie, Pike wrote, "I had to leave the @AmericanIdol competition for personal reasons but am so thankful I get to play music for the rest of my life."

He added a message to the remaining contestants by writing, "miss you all, good luck" and thanked everyone for their support before teasing, "do stick around for more musical things soon!"

Ryan Seacrest first announced the news at the top of Monday's American Idol episode, when the Top 16 dwindled down to the Top 12. 

"Before we get to the results, I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition," the longtime host said. "He had to drop out, but we wish him the very best." 

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Last month, drama swirled around Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, as reports that they'd broken up spread worldwide.  In response, the couple insisted they were still together but "working through some things." 

Well, apparently, that work didn't work, because now the couple have confirmed that it's officially over.

In a statement to People magazine, J-Lo and A-Rod say, "We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects."

"We wish the best for each other and one another's children," the statement continues. "Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have is to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support."

Following reports of the breakup, Alex flew to see Jennifer in the Dominican Republic, where she was filming her latest movie. A source told People at the time that the two were "doing everything they can to prioritize their relationship."

Jennifer and Alex got engaged in March of 2019 after two years of dating, but had to postpone their wedding twice due to the pandemic.  They both often shared photos on social media of their blended family: J-Lo and her twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and Alex and his daughters, Ella and Natasha, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.

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Sharon Osbourne is ready to open up about her exit from The Talk in her first tell-all interview set for later this week.

The British media personality, who was an original cast members of the long-running daytime talk show, will explain during a panel discussion why she walked away from her hosting gig.

According to Deadline, Osbourne will explain her side of the controversy on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher this Friday. This will be her first in-depth television interview following the events that caused The Talk to go on an extended hiatus.  It's set to air at the top of the show.

Ian Bremmer and Rosa Brooks will also guest.

As previously reported, Osbourne, 68, ignited a controversy March 10 during an intense debate with fellow host Sheryl Underwood about racism versus freedom of speech, which didn't sit well with fans of the show.

Osbourne had defended embattled broadcaster Piers Morgan, who railed against Meghan Markle's explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey by calling it "contemptible" and a "diatribe of bilge."

During her heated exchange with Underwood while defending Morgan, Osbourne had said, "Educate me! Tell me what [Piers] said that was racist!"

The British media personality later claimed she was "blindsided" by the segment and deemed it a set up.

In the wake of the on-air argument, which saw Osbourne resign from her position, The Talk went on an extended hiatus that lasted through Monday.

During the talk show's first episode following the controversy, Underwood and host Elaine Welteroth discussed racism and, when touching upon Osbourne's comments, stated, she "was not listening and went off the rails into disrespect."

Osbourne reportedly did not tune in to watch her former co-hosts discuss the incident.

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Fast & Furious 9 will introduce John Cena to the franchise as the forsaken younger brother of Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto, a move Diesel believes came in a message from his late friend and co-star Paul Walker.

"I remember once we started getting closer to production, [F9 director Justin Lin] and I would talk about how harrowing it would be to actually cast a new Toretto, the brother of Toretto," Diesel said in a recent press conference, according to Comicbook.

"There’s so many different directions you could go. And I remember John Cena coming into this Dom Shrine that I had where I would kind of go to meditate and train and start getting into that Dom state of mind," he continued. "And I remember John coming in and... call this crazy, but I remember feeling as though Pablo, Paul Walker, had sent him in.  I remember talking to Justin that night and saying, ‘My gut and my heart feels like this was meant to be.’"

Cena joins Diesel and returning cast members Michelle RodriguezTyrese GibsonChris “Ludacris” BridgesNathalie Emmanuel and  Jordana Brewster, along with Sung KangHelen MirrenKurt Russell and Charlize Theron.

F9 opens June 25.

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Buzzy Cohen, who won more than $164,603 over nine games in his 2016 Jeopardy! debut, will guest host this season's Tournament of Champions, the long-running game show confirmed Wednesday on its official Twitter page. 

Cohen went on to win the 2017 Tournament of Champions and returned in 2019 as a team captain for the show’s All-Star Games. 

The Tournament of Champions is comprised of participants who won the most games between the last Tournament of Champions and the end of 2020, as well as the most recent Teachers Tournament and College Championship winners.

 Jeopardy's 2021 Tournament of Champions airs May 17-28.

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As excited as you are to see the new Avatar stuff James Cameron is working on, he’s just as excited to show you. He tells ABC Audio he’s anxious to reveal the material, though we probably won’t see any footage until next year. However, he did share a little info about the focus of the sequels.

"I think the films have something to say and they have something to say about the ocean communities, as well," the Canadian film director said. 

"I mean Sigourney [Weaver] and I are sworn to secrecy on a blood oath here, but we can say that will we'll look through the lens of an alternate world at our own world and hopefully remind people of how majestic and beautiful our own world is, especially the oceans," he added. 

While Cameron remained tight-lipped about the details of the sequels, he did share that a trailer would likely be available sometime next summer.

"I mean, you can imagine that sort of six months-ish before the film, the film is released maybe even a little earlier in ’22," he guessed, adding that the film is due out in December 2022.  

"I would say maybe first or second quarter of 22, something like that we will show you some stuff," he promised. "I'm anxious to reveal what we're doing, but you know, I want to, I want to lead with the best material and tease people into the theaters." 

James Cameron’s NatGeo docu-series Secrets of the Whales premieres April 22 on Disney+.

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In keeping with the COVID-19 safe ceremony, this year's Oscars telecast will reportedly feature pre-recorded outdoor performances for the Best Original Song category. 

Variety reports this year's nominated songs will be performed on the rooftop of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the opening of which was bumped from April 30 to September 30.

This year's nominees include: "Fight for You" from Judas and the Black Messiah; "Hear My Voice" from The Trial of the Chicago 7; "Húsavík" from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga; "Io Si" - "Seen" from The Life Ahead; and One Night in Miami's "Speak Now."

The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles, the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and international locations via satellite, and will be broadcast live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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BBC diversity chief Miranda Wayland is under fire after she claimed Idris Elba's Luther character "doesn’t feel authentic" because of his lack of Black culture.

According to The Times, Wayland shared her thoughts on the series during an entertainment industry conference, where she discussed BBC’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

"When it first came out everybody loved the fact that Idris Elba was in there -- a really strong, Black character lead," Wayland began. "We all fell in love with him. Who didn’t, right?," she said. "But after you got into about the second series, you got kind of like, OK, he doesn’t have any Black friends, he doesn’t eat any Caribbean food, this doesn’t feel authentic." 

According to Wayland, the crime drama was superficially diverse, lacking real culture on screen.

"It’s great having those big landmark shows with those key characters, but it’s about making sure everything around them, their environment, their culture, the set is absolutely reflective," Wayland explained. "It will be very much about how can we make sure that this program is authentic in terms of the storytelling."

 In response to Wayland's comments, the BBC released a statement, obtained by Metro.

"Luther is a multi-award-winning crime drama series and the iconic role of DCI John Luther has become one of TV’s most powerful detective characters of which we are tremendously proud," the statement read. "The BBC is committed to its continued investment in diversity and recent BBC One dramas I May Destroy You and Small Axe are testament to that."

 However, fans still had plenty to say. "So Luther wasn’t diverse because he wasn’t a stereotype?," asked one fan. "The police turn on Luther every chance they get," tweeted another. "How is that NOT an authentic black character?"

Elba has yet to publicly respond to Wayland's comments.

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On the same day he came out as gay on Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, comes news that Colton Underwood has been working on a Netflix reality series about his new life.

According to Variety, the show is currently in production and will follow Underwood's new life as an out gay man. Olympian Gus Kenworthy, who came out in 2015, will act as a sort of "guide" for Underwood as he navigates his life, both public and private, after speaking his truth. 

To Robin Roberts in the pre-recorded interview with GMA Wednesday morning, Underwood admitted he'd struggled with "suicidal thoughts" before he decided to take control of his life and come out. 

The 29-year-old former NFL tight end, who also appeared on season four of Bachelor in Paradise, credits the "love and support" of his friends and family with giving him the courage to make his public admission.  He also advised anyone struggling with their sexuality to "Keep fighting for you. Keep choosing you every morning."

Underwood added, "And when the time's ready or when the time's right and you're ready, do it on your own time."

There's no word on when the Netflix project will launch.

Meanwhile, a Bachelor clip has resurfaced since Colton's announcement, in which guest Billy Eichner gave him dating advice -- and made a prescient comment.

"I'm gay, I know that's a shock, Colton," Eichner quips adding, "and that, I think, you should look into."

Eichner adds, "Maybe you're the first gay Bachelor and we don't even know!" prompting a nervous laugh from Underwood.

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Common is staying booked and busy thanks to Netflix: The Oscar winner has been added to the second season of Mindy Kaling's Netflix series Never Have I Ever.

Inspired by Kaling's own life, the coming-of-age comedy centers on Devi, a first-generation Indian American teenage girl, who sometimes has trouble keeping her cool.

Common, who joins as a recurring guest star, will play Dr. Chris Jackson, a "suave and debonair" dermatologist who works in Devi's mother's building and attends to celebrity clientele.

Season 2 of Never Have I Ever hits Netflix in July. Meanwhile, Common's significant other, Tiffany Haddish, is also making some major moves.

Deadline has learned that her dramedy with Billy Crystal, Here Today, has been picked up by Sony Pictures for a May 7 theater release.

Directed by Crystal, the film follows him as veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz, a man who forms an unlikely friendship with New York singer Emma Payge, played by Haddish.

Here Today also stars Penn Badgley, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith, and Nyambi Nyambi.

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Some people like to doze off to their favorite films, while others nod off only if the movie's boring. However, a new offering from Netflix is deliberately designed to put you to sleep.

Headspace Guide to Sleep is the latest collaboration from Vox Media Studios and guided meditation company Headspace. Netflix has just dropped the trailer for the upcoming series.

The series seeks to both debunk bunk-time myths and improve your ability to fall asleep, all while being guided by a friendly British narrator named Eve.

Each of the program's seven episodes will feature facts about sleep science, and thankfully, each installment ends with a "guided wind-down" to help you meet the Sandman.

If you're really having a hard time catching some Zs, though, you'll have to wait a bit for a good night's sleep: The series won't debut until next Wednesday, April 28.

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