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Singer Demi Lovato has canceled the remainder of her 2018 shows as she recuperates from a recent drug overdose.

"Unfortunately, Demi Lovato has canceled her upcoming Tell Me You Love Me Tour dates in South America, as she is focusing on her recovery," Live Nation said in a statement to Variety Thursday.

Lovato, 25, gave fans an update on her condition Sunday, writing on Instagram: "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."

She also acknowledged she needs time to concentrate on her sobriety.

"The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting," she said.

Paramedics reportedly administered Narcan to revive Lovato after she suffered an overdose at her Hollywood Hills home, and transported her to the hospital. She has been open about her past battles with drugs and alcohol, posting in March that she was six years sober.

E! News said Lovato headed to rehab in early August after two weeks of treatment in a Los Angeles hospital.

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Jolie attorney says Pitt has not paid 'meaningful' child support
Angelina Jolie's attorney said in recent court documents that Brad Pitt has not offered enough in child support payments since the pair split in September 2016.

The documents filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by CNN, are a part of Jolie and Pitt's ongoing divorce case.

The former couple, who have six children -- Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne -- were married for two years and together for a total of 12 before Jolie fired for divorce shortly after their split.

"[Pitt] has a statutory duty to pay child support. As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation," Jolie's attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, said in the filing.

"Given that the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO [request for a court order] for the establishment of a retroactive child support order," DeJean continued.

Jolie has wanted sole custody of the children, but a judge in June said the children should have a relationship with their father. The ruling led to Jolie and Pitt coming to a temporary custody agreement.

Jolie issued a statement Wednesday through her spokesperson to Us Weekly on the recent court filing.

"The aim of Angelina's routine court filing is to provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path toward the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted coparents to their children," the statement said.


Cher to release new album 'Dancing Queen'
Cher will return with a new album Sept. 28.

The 72-year-old singer shared plans for Dancing Queen, an album of ABBA covers, Thursday following her performance in the movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

"I've always liked Abba and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times," Cher said in a statement, according to Variety.

"After filming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, I was reminded again of what great and timeless songs they wrote and started thinking 'why not do an album of their music?'" she said. "The songs were harder to sing than I imagined but I'm so happy with how the music came out. I'm really excited for people to hear it."

Cher recorded and produced Dancing Queen in London and Los Angeles with longtime collaborator Mark Taylor. She teased her cover of ABBA's hit "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" in a tweet Wednesday.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again opened in theaters in July, and is a sequel to the 2008 movie Mamma Mia! The original film is based on the 1999 musical Mamma Mia!, which is inspired by ABBA's music.


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"There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they're deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn't to procreate. Maybe I have other things I'm supposed to do?"
--Jennifer Aniston, on the frustrating assumptions and judgements made about her private life, to InStyle



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Which entrepreneurial media mogue calls for an open discussion on mental health on 'Kimmel'?


Ray Romano says Martin Scorsese never heard of him before 'Vinyl' audition
Everybody Loves Raymond and Parenthood alum Ray Romano told UPI that filmmaker Martin Scorsese had no idea who he was before Romano auditioned via videotape for the pilot of Scorsese's 2016 drama series Vinyl.

"I put myself on tape and then the feedback came back a day or two later from the casting director, 'He likes it and he's never heard of him.' So, my agent thought, 'Well, you mean, so, he's never seen the show (Everybody Loves Raymond.)' And the casting director clarified: 'No, no, no. He's never heard of him.'"

"I wasn't insulted by it," Romano said in a recent interview. "It actually worked in my favor because he was just looking at the tape."

Vinyl was canceled after one season and Romano went on to star in Get Shorty, which is back Sunday for its second season. But Scorsese, who directed Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, remembered Romano and cast him as Jimmy Hoffa's lawyer Bill Bufalino in his upcoming film, The Irishman, opposite the CGI-youthened actors Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.

"It was surreal to be in Vinyl. It was even more surreal to be in The Irishman with De Niro and Pacino and Harvey Keitel and all that," Romano said. "It was scary. It was very frightening. ... It was crazy fun. It's not going to be out for a year and a half."

Romano's most recent roles, including his critically acclaimed turns in The Big Sick and Men of Certain Age, mark a shift toward a more serious tone for the 60-year-old standup comedian.

When did he realize his talents extended beyond comedy?

"What time is it? I'll let you know...

"Am I comfortable with it yet? Yeah, I think I'm experiencing as we go and I'm learning and getting better as we go. So, I think it's a work in progress," he said. "I still like doing comedy. I like the mixture. I like the dramedies now. I know this show is labeled a comedy, but it has its moments. So, the answer is, I'm still getting comfortable."

Co-starring Chris O'Dowd, Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto and Goya Robles, Get Shorty is inspired by the novels of Elmore Leonard. Season 2 premieres Sunday on EPIX.


David Schwimmer joins 'Will & Grace' in recurring role
Friends alum David Schwimmer is set to star in the upcoming second season of NBC's Will & Grace revival in a recurring guest role.

Schwimmer will be featured as a new love interest for series star Debra Messing (Grace) as part of a potential five-episode arc, Deadline reported.

Messing confirmed Schwimmer's casting on Instagram Wednesday, stating how excited she was to join the actor on the series.

"Grace is getting a [heart emoji] INTEREST!!!!!! Yes that's right! David Schwimmer is coming to play in my sandbox and I. AM. PSYCHED!!!!!" Messing said alongside a screenshot of a news article announcing the casting.

Schwimmer, best known for portraying Ross on 10 seasons of NBC's Friends, was last seen portraying Robert Kardashian in FX's The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Will & Grace returns with an 18-episode second season on Oct. 4. The revival was renewed for an 18-episode third season, its 11th overall, in March.


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Which entrepreneurial media mogue calls for an open discussion on mental health on 'Kimmel'?

Kanye West made a rare late night show appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday and discussed his support for President Donald Trump and mental health.

Kimmel asked West about his views on the president and West said he's been criticized by liberals, African-Americans and by members of the hip-hop community for his political stance and has been told constantly not to share his views.

"When I see people just even like go at the president, it's like, why not try love? One by one by one, we can diffuse this nuclear bomb of hate of society by thinking of everyone as our family and how we treat our kids," West said.

Kimmel also asked West what he thought about his wife Kim Kardashian traveling to the White House to receive a pardon from Trump for Alice Marie Johnson who was given a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense.

"Well, she's super passionate about it, and it was amazing for her to see that dream come true," West said.

"Were you ever concerned about her being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?" Kimmel then asked, to which West responded, "Well, he is a player."

West, when talking about his bipolar disorder, called for more open discussions about mental health.

"Yeah. It's not an opposite, it drives more of how you really feel. It's important for us to have open conversations about mental health especially with me being black, because we never had therapists in the black community," he said, along with how being bipolar has helped shape who he is as a person.

West's appearance on Kimmel was the musician's first since 2013 where he discussed the Hollywood Walk of Fame and classism. The appearance followed West slamming the late-night host on Twitter for mocking an interview he had with BBC Radio 1. The pair reconciled and Kimmel apologized.