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Selena Gomez is switching up her look ahead of her next big project.

The 25-year-old singer and actress showed off a new hairstyle in Instagram Stories videos Tuesday after attending the Coach show at New York Fashion Week.

The posts show Gomez rocking long, brown hair and wispy bangs. The star previously sported short, blonde hair with dark roots.

"Just know that my lack and absence on social media is not a lack of my love," Gomez told her 133 million followers. "I'm working on a bunch of stuff and I will love on you guys so soon, I promise."

"Also, last thing -- I might get in trouble for saying this -- but I'm doing some really, really cool stuff with Coach that's coming," she added. "See, this is why I can't be on social media. I just say everything!"

Gomez was named a brand ambassador for Coach in 2016, and stars in the brand's new spring campaign. She is also working on her highly anticipated third studio album, although she has yet to set a release date.

"My next album has been forever in the making," the singer said in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar. "When people ask me why, I'm honest about it: It's because I haven't been ready. I mean, point-blank, I don't feel confident enough in where my music is yet."

"If that takes 10 years, then it takes 10 years. I don't care," she added. "Right now I just want to be super intentional with all the things I'm doing."

I put this story in today's issue because I just don't understand it. Why is someone's hairstyle such a big deal? Nobody cares how my hair looks. Well, maybe my barber.

Be Well,
Steve


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Bill Paxton's family files wrongful death lawsuit
Twister and Titanic actor Bill Paxton's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and heart surgeon Ali Khoynezhad.

E! News said Paxton's wife and children filed the court documents Friday.

The family alleges the doctor -- who left Cedars-Sinai shortly after Paxton's death -- and the hospital provided the Training Day and Big Love star with "negligent diagnosis, management, and treatment," People magazine reported.

"Bill Paxton and his family trusted the physicians and staff at this medical facility, but instead Cedars-Sinai betrayed their trust," the family's attorney Bruce Broillet said in a statement. "The surgeon's actions resulted in this tragic and preventable death."

"State and federal privacy laws prevent us from commenting about patient care without written authorization," the hospital said in its own statement to People when asked to comment on the lawsuit.

Paxton, 61, died at the hospital nearly a year ago. He suffered a catastrophic stroke after undergoing valve replacement and aortic aneurysm repair surgery.


Mandy Patinkin receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Actor Mandy Patinkin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday following the premier of the seventh season of his Showtime series, Homeland.

Patinkin was honored with the 2,629th star on the Walk of Fame for his career acting in television and theater. His Homeland cast mate Rupert Friend praised his work with refugees around the world through the International Rescue Committee.

"Today we honor not just his talent and integrity but the passion he brings to everything he does," Friend said.

Over the course of his career Patenkin has received three Emmy nominations for outstanding supporting actor in a drama for his role as CIA Middle East Division Chief Saul Berenson on Homeland and an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in 1995 for his role in Chicago Hope.

He also received best actor in a musical Tony Award nominations for Sunday in the Park with George in 1984 and The Wild Party in 2000, and won the Tony Award for best featured actor in a musical in 1980 for playing Che in Evita.

"His accomplishments in our industry are extensive and singular like the man. His talent is boundless, he is my hero," Patenkin's Evita co-star Patti LuPone said.

While accepting the honor Patinkin thanked his parents for encouraging him to pursue a career in entertainment.

"My parents stood fast and let their son follow his dream and his desire and the way he felt he communicated best in this world," he said.

Patinkin delivered his breakout performance as Avigdor in 1983's Yentl and later starred as Inigo Montoya in the Princess Bride, which he said presented a parallel to his father's adolescent neck injury.

"My father was a right-handed man and he had to learn how to write with his left hand, which is interesting because I was a right-handed man who had to learn to fence with my left hand," he said. "So there was a bit of a shared journey there -- of course, not as difficult as he had, without a doubt. But he was quite the fighter and a figure of great strength."


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"When you're least looking for it, that's when it finds you, and it actually did."
--Jordin Sparks, on meeting her husband Dana Isaiah, to PEOPLE



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Which filmmaker has been named jury president of the Venice Film Festival?


Crooner Vic Damone dead at 89
Postwar-era crooner Vic Damone died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., at the age of 89, his family announced.

Ed Henry, a family friend of Damone's, told The New York Times the singer's death Sunday was a result of complications of respiratory failure.

Damone was born Vito Farinola on June 12, 1928, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and as a teenager took a job at the Paramount Theater in Manhattan where he performed a spontaneous audition for fellow crooner Perry Como, who put him in touch with a local band leader.

He signed a recording contract with Mercury Records in 1947 and had his own weekly radio show, "Saturday Night Serenade," at the age of 20 a year later.

Damone admired the work Frank Sinatra, whom he later befriended, and was known for using his natural vocal talent to create emotional renditions of songs such as "In the Still of the Night," "You'd Be So Easy to Love," "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."

"Without Frank there would not have been a Vic Damone," Damone once said.

He recorded about 2,500 songs throughout his 54-year career and also branched into acting securing regular roles in film and television and turning down a role in The Godfather.

Later in his career Damone performed primarily in nightclubs and became a mainstay on the Las Vegas Strip.

He had a a mild stroke in 2000 and retired from performing a year later before delivering his final performance at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2011.

"Vic Damone is the kind of performer who comes along once in a lifetime," Alex Dreyfoos, chairman of the Kravis Center, said during the performance. "Fortunately, he came along in our lifetime."

Damone was married five times and is survived by his two sisters, Elaine Seneca and Terry Sicuso, three daughters -- Victoria Damone, Andrea Damone-Brown and Daniella Damone-Woodard -- and six grandchildren.


John Krasinski 'didn't get a call' about 'The Office' revival
John Krasinski says he "didn't get a call" about the rumored revival of The Office.

The 38-year-old actor said on Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that NBC hasn't approached him about reprising Jim Halpert in the potential project.

"I did hear that. On the Internet," he said of the reports. "Guess who didn't get a call? Me. What does that say? NBC's like, 'You know who we didn't like? Jim.'"

Host Ellen DeGeneres assured Krasinski the network wouldn't move forward without him, but the actor wasn't convinced.

"Well, it looks like they are. I haven't gotten a call yet," he responded before saying, "I'd love to get that gang back together."

TVLine reported in December that NBC was in early talks to revive The Office for the 2018-2019 television season. The network was reportedly encouraged by the successful return of Will & Grace.

Sources said the revival would also take place at the Dunder-Mifflin office in Scranton, Pa. The continuation would feature both new and returning cast members, although Steve Carrell, who played Michael Scott, will not be involved.

Krasinski will next star in the film A Quiet Place with his wife, actress Emily Blunt.


??? Guess Who ???

Which filmmaker has been named jury president of the Venice Film Festival?

Guillermo del Toro will serve as the president of the competition jury at the upcoming 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival which takes place Aug. 29 to Sept. 8.

Del Toro will be leading the panel that decides which film receives the prestigious Golden Lion award for best film among other awards. The director won the Golden Lion award in 2017 for The Shape of Water which leads the upcoming 90th annual Academy Awards with 13 nominations.

Del Toro, who also previously served on the Cannes Film Festival jury in 2015, participated in the Venice Film Festival for the first time in 1997 with his film Mimic.

"To serve as president in Venice is an immense honor and responsibility that I accept with respect and gratitude. Venice is a window to world cinema and the opportunity to celebrate its power and cultural relevance," del Toro said in a statement.

"Guillermo del Toro personifies generosity, a love for movies past or future, and a passion for the kind of cinema that can spark emotions, affect people and, at the same time, make them reflect," said director of the festival Alberto Barbera.

"By virtue of his lively imagination, uncommon sensitivity and his trust in the power of images, he has brought to life a fantastic universe in which love and fear can coexist, and to treasure diversity is a fundamental value."

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