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    • BETHENNY FRANKEL SLAMS TYRA BANKS' REPORTED 'HOUSEWIVES' BAN ON 'DWTS,' BANKS WALKS IT BACK

      Bethenny Frankel was not happy when she heard that Tyra Banks had banned Real Housewives star and alums from Dancing With the Stars. Per an OK! story, Banks reportedly "made it clear that she didn't want any more Housewives in her ballroom… Tyra has never been a fan of the Housewives, but the real reason she doesn't want them on her show is that Bethenny Frankel, NeNe Leakes and Teresa Giudice do not make headlines anymore."

      In a since deleted post, the 49-year-old tweeted: "Good to know @tyrabanks has clumped me in her no more housewives mandate on @DancingABC. Also good to know-their casting director Deena, who I ❤️ has asked me to be on that show multiple x in the last decade. I'm also no longer a housewife, but nobody is bigger than the game Tyra."

      Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Lisa Vanderpump, NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kim Fields all appeared on DWTS in seasons past.

      In a later post, Frankel wrote: "I deleted that last post Bc I really like & have a great relationship with Deena Katz from #DWTS. If @tyrabanks wants to come on my podcast, she is welcome anytime as she has built a successful brand on her own in her own way."

      Banks herself is claiming the rumor's bunk. "This is 100 percent untrue," her longtime publicist, Elana Rose of the Rose Group, told Page Six on Thursday. "She's a huge fan of the Housewives and everyone knows Tyra is a businesswoman first. As a businesswoman, why would she say anything against the Housewives? She has nothing to do with casting."

    • KERRY WASHINGTON TALKS DEMOCRATIZATION OF LUXURY, SETS STAR-STUDDED VOTER DRIVE

      Kerry Washington sat down with people to discuss how the perception of luxury—and who has access to it—has changed in recent years. The multihyphenate performer has been an ambassador for Neutrogena for five years. She told People: "I'm really proud of the democratization of luxe product. Particularly as a Black woman, I think often about that Audre Lorde quote that – this is paraphrasing – but that for us, self-care is a radical act. It is activism to honor my Black body with love and care. And so I think this idea of providing a prestige quality product at a much more accessible price point and with even more efficacy, based on our commitment to science, that's something I'm super proud of."

      But clearly, she believes a lot more needs to be done. She has signed on, along with America Ferrera and Alicia Keys, to host Every Vote Counts, A Celebration of Democracy, on CBS. The show will air October 29th and aims to motivate people to vote with a night of music, dance and dialogue. There will also be interviews with voters and speakers aiming to allay concerns over voting amid COVID-19.

      Among the performers also set to appear: Dan + Shay, Offset and Shawn Mendes. Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, John Kasich, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Shaquille O'Neal, Tan France and Wilmer Valderrama.

      "I am thrilled to be joining my dear friends Alicia Keys and America Ferrera to host ‘Every Vote Counts' so that we can amplify voters' voices and provide resources for all Americans as they participate in our democratic process," Washington, 43, said in a statement. "For our democracy to work, every American's voice must be heard and every vote must be counted. We are so excited for this opportunity to celebrate democracy and our collective power when we all show up at the polls."

      The show will air at 9 pm.

    • JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AIMS TO TURN TO TEXAS BLUE

      Julia Louis-Dreyfus sits down with The Hollywood Reunion to discuss the Seinfeld reunion she and her co-stars launched, and their future goals.

      "Given how successful the Veep reunion event was for the Wisconsin Dems, I thought to myself, 'Jeez, we could do this again with my Seinfeld buddies and raise a s**t ton of money. How could we laser focus that?'" the actress tells The Hollywood Reporter of her idea.

      A Fundraiser About Something raised more than $500K for Democrats in Wisconsin, a key swing state. Now, she hopes to turn Texas blue. She, Jason Alexander and Larry David set their reunion in a matter of days as the presidential election nears.

      She says: "I do believe our democracy is on the line," she says of 2020. "I believe we're going to win the Senate. I believe we're going to win the White House. And then, we've got a ton of work to do!"

      Louis-Dreyfus explains of her motivation: "Well, sure — because there are three branches of government. Not only do we want to win the executive branch — that's critical, needless to say — but there's an urgency to getting majority in the Senate as well, and having Mitch McConnell sit down. It's enough. He's caused a lot of destruction, and I think everything he stands for is an outrage. So I'm eager for a new Senate majority leader. And then these state down-ballot races are just as critical and it's something that the Democrats are getting really good at. The Republicans have been really good at it, and I think they realized it earlier than the Dems did — that these state races and state legislatures have enormous impact in terms of redistricting and so on in individual states."

      Of the passion this time around she says: "This race feels different, but not just from a Hollywood point of view. I think it feels different from an American point of view. Citizens are being called to action in a way that they haven't in the past. Just look at the voter turnout thus far. The numbers are astounding and we're two weeks away from Nov. 3. I would say that, yes, our business is stepping up, but I think that all factions of the country are stepping up. Actually, I don't think, I know."

      Does she really think Texas could go blue? "I'm very hopeful. First of all, voter turnout in Texas as we speak is the highest voter turnout of any state in the U.S. Since 2016, they've added 2.6 million new voters to the voting roll and 1.6 million of those people are of color and/or under the age of 35. That number, 2.6 million, is the population of New Mexico — it's as if New Mexico was plopped down in the middle of Texas and started voting. I think that's a very good sign."

      The reunion lands today (Friday).

    • KHLOE KARDASHIAN AND TRISTAN THOMPSON NOT HIDING RELATIONSHIP NOW

      Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson packed on a PDA at Kim Kardashian West's 40th birthday party after reconciling amid the pandemic. Their reconciliation has frustrated some fans, who fear that she will fall into the same patterns where they're back together, and then he'll get bored and cheat on her again. As fans may recall, he publicly cheated shortly before she gave birth to their daughter True, then again after she took him back with Kylie Jenner's then-BFF Jordyn Woods.

      At the KKW founder's surprise bash, featured on KUWTK, Thompson was spotted kissing Kardashian. The pair rekindled the romance during COVID. A source tells Us: "It is always a worry that Tristan can go back to his old ways, especially once he's on the road and working again, but they have spent so much time trying to heal from past wrongdoings, so this isn't her main focus at this point. She wants to move on and eliminate that chapter from their lives, but not forget about it at the same time."

      They added: "They have been acting like a married couple and are so comfortable with each other. Tristan has been being a great dad. Things are really coming around and Khloe is hopeful about their future."

    • PROMGATE ACCUSER APOLOGIZES TO CLARE CRAWLEY

      A Bachelorette fan is walking back her claims that Clare Crawley attended the senior prom with her husband. The whole controversy erupted on social media, natch, after Crawley told Good Morning America that she never went to the prom.

      The fan hit up social media, writing: "My husband took @clarecrawley to senior prom, @clarecrawley you went to prom. #bachelorette #clarecrawley #senior ball #1999 #hothusband."

      Crawley defended herself in the comments section, writing: "You do know there is more dances in high school that are NOT prom? Turns out it's just someone digging up old photos. (Why she keeps her husband's old dance pics I'm not sure. I went to a new school senior year and in fact DID NOT go to prom just like I said."

      The fan walked it back, writing: "I would like to say I miss understood sic. Clare did not go to prom with my husband. It was another dance and I apologize for my error."

      The Bachelorette airs on Tuesdays on ABC.

    • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

      LAKE BELL, SCOTT CAMPBELL SPLIT: Lake Bell and Scott Campbell are splitting up after seven years of marriage. The actress and artist started dating in 2011; they share Nova, 5, and Ozgood, 3. In a statement on social media, Bell said: "After 9 years together, 7 years married, 2 sparkling children... Scott and I are ending our marriage but continuing our loving family. With respect and thoughtful guidance, we will continue to be parental comrades in arms and best friends for all of our days."

      JESSIE CAVE WELCOMES SON AFTER ‘SLIGHTLY EXTREME' LABOR: Harry Potter star Jessie Cave has welcome a new baby boy. The 33-year-old shared that she and comedian Alfie Brown welcomed their third child together, a boy named Abraham "Bam" Benjamin. The newborn arrived "in the early hours" of Wednesday morning "just 40 mins after my waters were broken," Cave said. "Slightly extreme but so were his kicks throughout the pregnancy! This has been a very different experience to my first two births ... much more humbling, terrifying and out of my control. We are currently in the neo natal unit but he's a strong boy and it's the safest place for him right now."

      EMMA CORRIN ON MEGHAN-DIANA LINK: Emma Corrin plays Princess Diana in the fourth season of Netflix's The Crown, and she sees a link between Diana and Meghan Markle, even though the latter never met her mother-in-law. Corrin told Town and Country: "The coldness, the traditions, and the expectations of behavior… I don't think Diana expected that. I think she expected to join a family." She added: "You just want to shake these tabloids and say, can't you see history repeating itself?"

      TENET DISAPPOINTED: AT&T chief John Stankey admitted that Christopher Nolan's drama Tenet did not perform as expected due to COVID. "I can't tell you we walked away from the Tenet experience saying it was a home run," Stankey told investors on Thursday. But he added that "we're happy we did it."

      LILY JAMES POPS UP ON THE TONIGHT SHOW: Lily James made her first public appearance after the Dominic West PDA drama. As many will recall, James and the married West were photographed snuggling in Rome, and she has canceled multiple interviews since. But the 31-year-old popped up on The Tonight Show and didn't address those rumors, but did discuss the possibility of multiple Mama Mia movies in the future. She told Jimmy Fallon: "I wanna do, like, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10. I'm down. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm there."

    • INDUSTRY NEWS

      THE PROM TRAILER DROPS: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, James Corden and Andrew Rannells and others star in The Prom, from Ryan Murphy for Netflix. The plot centers on four Broadway stars who have seen their star dim, attempting to restart their careers by flying to Indiana to help a lesbian student banned from the prom bring her girlfriend to the prom. The trailer dropped Thursday.

      SERVANT UNVEILS SECOND SEASON TRAILER: The second season trailer for M. Night Shymalan's Servant is out ahead of the premiere on AppleTV January 15. The cast of Servant includes Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Four, Black Mirror), Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise, Snatch) all reprising their characters for season two.

      JARED LETO TO PLAY THE JOKER: Zack Snyder's Justice League will feature Jared Leto as the Joker. He played the DC villain in Suicide Squad, and has joined the shooting of additional footage for the Snyder Cut of the 2017 superhero movie he was forced to exit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project will bow on HBO Max.

      MARGE CHAMPION DIES AT 101: Marge Champion, a dancer, actor and model for Disney's 1937 classic Snow White, has died at age 101. She won an Emmy for choreographing the television movie Queen of the Stardust Ballroom in 1937. She and her husband Gower Champion danced together in multiple musical classics, including the 1951 remake of Show Boat.