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Diana Ross to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at American Music Awards
Diana Ross will be honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement at the upcoming AMA ceremony.

Ross is a seven-time AMA winner who previously hosted the awards show in 1986 and 1987.

"I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards," the iconic singer said in a statement."It started with Dick Clark and The Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand. It was Dick Clark who said 'Music is the soundtrack of our lives.' So true. I am so excited to be receiving this honorable award."

The prestigious award is given "to artists who have made truly exceptional contributions to the music industry."

Ross joins a list of previous Lifetime Achievement winners such as Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and Whitney Houston among others.

The American Music Awards will be airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


Ricky Gervais to host a weekly SiriusXM radio show
British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is set to host a weekly SiriusXM radio show, starting Tuesday.

The hour-long program Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius will be broadcast from London.

"I started out in radio, and SiriusXM made me an offer to return that I couldn't refuse," Gervais said in a statement. "With 32 million subscribers, editorial control, my own playlist and absolute freedom of speech, it's the perfect platform for me, and, hopefully, the listener, too."

Gervais, 56, is best known as the creator and star of the original, British version of the comedy series The Office. He also starred in the shows Extras and Derek; appeared in the Night at the Museum trilogy and Muppets Most Wanted; and has hosted the Golden Globe Awards ceremonies several times.

"Ricky Gervais is undoubtedly one of the most uniquely talented comedians in the game," added Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer of SiriusXM. "Whether he's starring in a beloved television show, delivering raucous stand-up before a crowd of 20,000, or skewering celebrities at an awards show, the bottom line is that Ricky is a compelling performer whose legion of fans is only growing. We're ecstatic that he's bringing those many talents to SiriusXM, where he'll tackle some of life's big mysteries, while he charms and enlightens our more than 32 million subscribers nationwide."


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"[It] made me really appreciate how precious life is because I could have landed any number of ways that would have taken me out."
--Gerard Butler, on how his recent motorcycle accident changed his perspective on life, to Entertainment Tonight



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Kevin Smith to donate future money made from Weinstein Company projects
Kevin Smith vowed recently on his podcast Hollywood Babble-On that he will be donating future residuals made from films produced through Harvey Weinstein.

The director plans on donating the money to non-profit organization Women in Film which helps promote equal opportunities for women in Hollywood following Weinstein's sexual assault scandal that has rocked headlines in recent weeks.

"My entire career is tied up with the man. It's been a weird [expletive] week. I just wanted to make some [expletive] movies, that's it," Smith said on the podcast posted over the weekend. "That's why I came, that's why I made Clerks. And no [expletive] movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, [expletive] it, take it. It's wrapped up in something really [expletive] horrible."

"I'm not looking for sympathy. I know it's not my fault, but I didn't [expletive] help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and [expletive] like that, and he changed my [expletive] life," he continued.

And I showed other people, like, 'You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out.' I was singing praises of somebody that I didn't [expletive] know."

Smith also added that if The Weinstein Co. that produced his films falls apart, he will still donate $2,000 per month to Women in Film.

Several women have come forward and stated that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them.


Billy Joel to be a third-time dad at age 68
U.S. rock 'n' roll icon Billy Joel is poised to become a father for the third time at the age of 68.

Joel's representative confirmed to CNN that the singer's fourth wife, Alexis, 35, is due to give birth to their second child next month.

The couple are already the parents of 2-year-old Della Rose, about whom Joel told The Belfast Telegraph: "She sleeps through the night. I hope the next one will."

Joel also has a 31-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, with his second wife, model Christie Brinkley.


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Who's not returning for Season 3 of their Netflix show?

Comedian Chelsea Handler says she won't return for a third season of her Netflix docu-series Chelsea.

"Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me," Handler wrote in a statement she tweeted Wednesday.

"From the national level down to the grassroots, it's clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation," Handler continued. "For these reasons, I've decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me. My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way. I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don't know enough about, speak at colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide.

"I have joined forces with EMILY's List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women's rights. I'm excited to share that I will continue my partnership with Netflix, working together on a documentary where I'll engage with people I don't talk with enough -- people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies. Netflix could not be more understanding, and I'm grateful for their continued support. New episodes of Chelsea will continue to stream weekly until the end of this year."

The show debuted in 2016 and featured appearances by Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Hale, Gwen Stefani, Wanda Sykes Chadwick Boseman and Christina Aguilera.

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