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Joe Giudice Opens Up About Prison Visits to See Teresa Giudice

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Joe Giudice is raising his four young daughters — Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana — while his wife, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa, finishes her tax fraud sentence at Danbury Federal Prison. The reality star recently revealed exactly what happens when he takes his daughters to visit their mother behind bars.

“We sit down and we talk,” Joe told E! News. “There’s a snack menu and venues or whatever that you buy from and the kids go crazy because it’s like one big room there, so they got a little toy room but they get a little antsy, you know, the young ones.”

“It’s kinda hard to like, talk to her, so the last 15 minutes, I just kinda send them on their way so can talk for a little bit and just hang out, me and her,” he added.

The reality star said that the prison visits typically last around three hours, and the kids have gotten used to it. Joe says the girls bring things to show their mother during the visit, such as letters, pictures and their homework.

“At the beginning it was hard,” he said. “Now it’s like kinda routine and they go just to see her, which makes her happy.”

“I have a harder time saying goodbye than they do,” Joe continued. “Well, now it’s, you know, better, but I mean…when you go to her in the beginning, it’s rough, you know, watching her stay there. It sucks. But what are you gonna do? It’s almost over, thank God.”

Joe also noted Teresa will occasionally want to pose for family photos in the federal prison. “She loves taking pictures, even in there,” said Joe.

Teresa is set to be released in December. Joe, who was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for the same crime, will begin his time behind bars after Teresa is released. Their sentences were staggered in the interest of the couple’s children.

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Says She’ll Have Heart Surgery

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — Although her mini-stroke disqualified her from further competition on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Kim Zolciak-Biermann has said she’s thankful it revealed she had a small hole in her hear. The Don’t Be Tardy star is also going to undergo surgery to correct it.

“I have one of the top cardiologists in the country, who’s amazing,” Zolciak told E! News of the already scheduled surgery. “Anything that has to do with you heart and brain is pretty scary, but heck, I’ve been through it. I’m OK.”

The reality star was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars September 29 after suffering a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, five days earlier that put her in the hospital for two days.

Zolciak-Biermann also revealed the condition runs in her family. “My aunt also has the same exact thing with the exact same story at the exact same age, which is crazy,” she explained.

The mother of six, who gathered more than 200,000 signatures on a petition to bring her and her partner back to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, will eventually return. She’s set to appear on the series’ season finale, though there’s no word yet if she’ll dance.

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“Real Housewives” Star Yolanda Foster Says Kids Also Diagnosed with Lyme Disease

Charles Sykes/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) — Yolanda Foster, star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has been open about her battle with Lyme disease, posting pictures throughout her struggle with it. Now the mother of two is talking about her teenage children, who have also been diagnosed with the chronic illness.

“When my two youngest children, Bella [age 18] and Anwar [16], were diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in early 2012, watching my babies struggle in silence in order to support me in my journey, struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me,” Foster said at the Global Lyme Alliance gala, according to People magazine.

Bella Hadid is a model and the rumored girlfriend of R&B singer The Weeknd.

Foster has been battling the disease for three years now and received an honor at the gala. “This award is for Anwar and Bella,” she said. “This is my token and my promise to you that I will not allow you to live a life of pain and suffering. I will walk to the end of the earth to find a cure so that you can live a healthy life that you deserve.”

Foster, who’s married to acclaimed musician David Foster, also touched on how the disease affected her family’s quality of life.

“I am so sorry for all the important things I have missed in your life these past four years,” she said. “All three of my children really got short-changed with a dumb blonde in the white robe, that mostly lives her life in bed. …I did turn into a professional social media stalker, though — liking every Twitter and Instagram you have ever posted, just to let you know that I was watching you from afar.”

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John Goodman Shows Off Dramatic Weight Loss at London’s “Trumbo” Premiere

Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LONDON) — John Goodman showed off some dramatic weight loss Thursday night at the London premiere of his new movie Trumbo.

The 63-year-old actor has spoken in the past about his struggles with weight, saying he once topped 400 pounds. His rep told ABC News Goodman’s weight loss is due to basic exercise and diet, which the actor’s focusing on now.

This isn’t the first time Goodman has slimmed down: in 2010, he lost more than 100 pounds. “I wanted to live life better,” he told People magazine at the time, adding that he quit drinking and worked out six days a week. He also told David Letterman during that time that he knows his weight will be an ongoing battle and that “I’m not gonna look like Paris Hilton or anything.”

Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, is out Nov. 6.

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Justin Bieber’s Lawyers Threaten to Sue over Nude Pics

Peter Yang(LOS ANGELES) — Justin Bieber’s not happy about nude photos of him that have been turning up on various media outlets, and he’s decided to take action.

Lawyers for the 21-year-old “What Do You Mean” singer have fired off a cease-and-desist letter to New York’s Daily News, which published the nude photos Wednesday showing the pop star on vacation in Bora Bora. Bieber’s legal representatives are calling on the paper to remove the pics from its site or else face a lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The letter, obtained by the entertainment industry trade publication, was sent shortly after the photos were published, demanding compliance within 12 hours of receipt.

“We recently became informed that your company has obtained and is distributing unauthorized photographs of our Client including images showing him without clothing,” reads the letter.

Bieber’s legal team states the publication of the photos represents a violation of the singer’s publicity and privacy rights and, according to the letter, infringe on the singer’s trademarks.

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Jack Black Reveals Dark Past, Drug Abuse in New Interview

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Jack Black has built a career on making people laugh, but in the latest edition of Parade magazine, he reveals that his childhood was anything but happy.

The 46-year-old actor’s parents divorced when he was just 10 years old, he tells the magazine, adding the turmoil he experienced during that period led to a number of problems, including substance abuse.

“I was having a lot of troubles with cocaine…I was hanging out with some pretty rough characters. I was scared to go to school [because] one of them wanted to kill me. I wanted to get out of there,” he recalls.

Adding to the pain of his parents’ divorce was the death of his older brother from AIDS in 1989. “I have two gay siblings: my big sister, Rachel, and my big brother, Howard,” he tells the magazine. “He was a big influence on me. He took me to my first rock concert. I was 11; he was 23. He was so vibrant, creative, amazing. He shaped my taste in music.”

“[Death] didn’t happen quickly,” adds Black. “We all saw the deterioration. He was only 31. So very young. We were robbed of something precious. It was devastating. It was hard for all of us, but it was hardest for my mom when we lost Howard. She’s never really recovered.”

Perhaps Black’s dark past shaped his performance in the upcoming film Goosebumps, telling Parade, “[It’s] a really fun role. It’s about forgiveness and not letting your rage and thirst for revenge control you, but it’s also about how some of those darker emotions can be used to create great masterworks. I play a guy with a dark past and a brilliant mind, wrestling with his own demons, literally.”

The School of Rock star’s past has also kept him devoted to his wife of nearly 10 years, Tanya Haden, and their two sons, Samuel, nine, and Thomas, seven.

“Sometimes I think maybe I’m a little bit of a helicopter dad hovering above my kids and making sure that they never are in harm’s way,” he admits. “But losing a family member is the worst thing I could imagine.”

In Goosebumps, opening nationwide October 16, Black plays R.L. Stine, a fictionalized version of the real-life writer of popular children’s books, whose frightening monsters from his dark imagination are accidentally “released” from his books and run amok, terrorizing the town.

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What Did Kourtney Kardashian’s Ex Think of Her Nude Photo Shoot?

Timothy White/ E!(LOS ANGELES) — Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may have broken up, but apparently he’s still a fan of his ex.

Scott responded to a nude photo spread of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star in Vanity Fair with anInstagram post on Thursday that featured one of the photos, along with the caption, “Now that’s 1 hot mama.”

According to E! News, the response confused fans, who posted comments like, “Are they back together? I thought that Scott was with someone else,” and “Hope she’s not taking you back.”

Kourtney, 36, shared the same sexy nude photo via Instagram on Wednesday, directing fans to the Vanity Fair website to see more images and to read about them.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on E!

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Release Dates Set for “Ant-Man,” “Pixar” Sequels

Buena VistaAnt-Man is getting bigger.

Marvel on Thursday announced a sequel to its summer hit Ant-Man. Ant-Man and the Wasp will open July 6, 2018.

Marvel didn’t specify whether Paul Rudd will reprise his role of Scott Lang/Ant-Man for the follow-up, but it’s a safe bet that he will. He will appear in character in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.

Evangeline Lilly played the Wasp in the original Ant-Man, which earned more than 400 million dollars at the worldwide box office earlier this year. Marvel notes the sequel will be its first film named after its heroine.

In light of the Ant-Man sequel, Marvel has shifted a few other superhero movie dates. Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, will debut February 16, 2018, and Captain Marvel will hit theaters March 8, 2019.

Furthermore, three untitled Marvel films are coming in 2020.

Also on Thursday, Disney, the parent company of Marvel and ABC News, announced release dates for a couple of animated Pixar sequels, including Cars 3, which will open June 16, 2017. Toy Story 4 had been scheduled to debut on that date; it will now arrive a year later, on June 15, 2018.

In addition, The Incredibles 2 will be released on June 21, 2019.

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Did New York Comic Con Kick Off with a “Game of Thrones” Spoiler?

Helen Sloan/HBO(NEW YORK) — New York Comic Con blasted off at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the Big Apple on Thursday, and for the next three days, fanboys and fangirls of every stripe will be up to their rubber Spock ears in games, gear, and gobs of news about their favorite movies and TV shows.

On the first day of NYCC, the most anticipated celebrity panel was for the HBO hit Game of Thrones, and it was there that one of the cast members might have let slip a spoiler on the fate of Jon Snow, who as far as fans know (SPOILER ALERT!) apparently didn’t survive the last season’s finale.

When the three actors on the panel were asked which character they would like to do a scene with, Keisha Castle-Hughes answered “Jon Snow.”

Was that a spoiler? Is Snow in fact still alive? It will be months before we know, but it’s clear what the fans want: When actor Finn Jones asked the room which character they want to see resurrected, and the fans erupted, “John Snow!”

Silicon Valley star TJ Miller, who will be seen next year in the eagerly anticipated Deadpool film, summed up annual festival smartly: “You can really be a weirdo here and not have anyone give you a second look, which is really great.”

The convention runs till Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to turn out for the sold-out event.

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“Jane the Virgin Star” Gushes About Britney Spears’ Guest Stint

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSIt seems Britney Spears was a hit with the cast of The CW’s Jane the Virgin. The show’s star Gina Rodriguez tells HuffPost Live what it was like working with the pop star.

“She is so incredible,” Gina says. “You can tell she just wanted to be there. ‘Cause she was light, and love and giving, and it’s a great episode. It’s so good.”

She says Britney got to show off her sense of humor in the role, and held her own with the other actors. “I mean, you can tell she’s got comedy chops. Like nobody’s business,” Gina says.

The two even got to dance together in one scene. “I won’t even tell you why or in what capacity … I’m just a better person because of it,” Gina says.

On Monday, Gina posted a goofy selfie of her and Brit, and says she still can’t stop looking at it. “I swear I go back to that freaking picture so often ’cause I’m like, ‘This happened!'” she says.

Britney will be guest starring on an episode of season two as the “nemesis” of Rogelio de la Vega, who plays Jane’s biological father on the show. Jane the Virgin‘s second season premieres October 12 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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