ABC/Bob D’Amico(NEW YORK) — Kesha’s mother has already gone on record blaming Dr. Luke, the super-producer behind many of her biggest hits, for bullying her into an eating disorder. Now, the singer herself has filed suit against Dr. Luke, accusing him of far more than that.

The lawsuit accuses the producer, born Lukasz Gottwald, of “sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally” abusing Kesha until “she nearly lost her life.”

Kesha’s attorney says in a statement, “This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.”

“The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain,” the statement continues. “Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.”

When Kesha entered rehab for an eating disorder at the very start of 2014, her mother gave several interviews in which she blamed Dr. Luke, in part, for bullying her daughter such that her resulting poor self-image drove her to her eating disorder. But in the lawsuit, she further claims he continually made sexual advances towards her, and plied her with drugs and alcohol so he could take advantage of her sexually.

For example, Kesha accuses Luke of forcing her to snort “an illegal drug” before boarding a plane, and says during the flight, he forced himself on her sexually. On another occasion, Kesha claims, Luke gave her the “date-rape” drug GHB, after which she says she woke up naked in his bed, “sore and sick,” with no memory of how she had gotten there.

Kesha also claims in her suit that Luke continually told her how worthless and inferior she was, and that she would be nothing without him. Soon, she says, she began to believe him. He also allegedly insulted her physical appearance and constantly harangued her about losing weight, leading to the eating disorder.

In addition, the singer claims that Luke told her that if she ever told anyone about his behavior, he would take away all her publishing and recording rights and destroy her career. He also, according to Kesha, threatened her family’s physical safety.

When Kesha finally sought help in early 2014 for bulimia nervosa, post-traumatic stress and depression, the complaint states, doctors “concluded that Luke has physically and psychologically damaged” her to such a point that continuing contact with him would be “life-threatening.”

However, Dr. Luke has now filed his own lawsuit against Kesha, claiming she’s attempting to extort him.

In a statement to ABC News, his lawyer says, “Kesha and her mother are engaged in a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements about Dr. Luke to third parties, including scurrilous and false statements of purported physical and mental abuse of Kesha. These are allegations that Kesha and [her mother] Pebe have themselves admitted are false.”

The statement continues, “The complaint explains that Kesha and her mother Pebe have wielded these defamatory statements in an attempt to extort [Luke] into releasing Kesha from her exclusive recording agreement with [him].”

“We understand that Kesha has filed a lawsuit of her own against Dr. Luke, though we have not yet seen it,” concludes the statement. “Undoubtedly, Kesha’s lawsuit is nothing more than a continuation of her bad and offensive acts. We are confident that Dr. Luke will prevail in all matters, and that our client will be awarded substantial damages for this malicious conduct.”

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Trae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) — The Voice season seven has just gotten underway, but we already know who the coaches will be for season eight.

NBC has announced that the next season of the show will feature regulars Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, but will also welcome back Christina Aguilera, who hasn’t appeared on the show since season five. Current coach Gwen Stefani will depart, but fellow newbie Pharrell Williams is going to stick around.

In a statement, NBC Entertainment exec Paul Telegdy said, “We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can’t wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam, Blake and Pharrell, in what will be an incredibly competitive competition.”

The original coach lineup when The Voice began in 2011 was Levine, Shelton, Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. Since then, Levine and Shelton have been the only constants. Usher and Shakira have also served as coaches. And here’s some trivia: all the female coaches on The Voice have either been pregnant during their time on the show, or had recently given birth.

The Voice season eight will begin early next year.

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Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has paid the federal government the $200,000 in restitution she was ordered to have at sentencing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed to ABC News.

The $200,000 will go toward the $414,588 in restitution that Giudice and her husband Joe have been ordered to pay. (They must pay restitution separately, and according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Joe Giudice has not yet paid his half.)

As far as Teresa Giudice’s recent payment, according to her attorney’s testimony, about $150,000 was secured through a contract advance while $50,000 was obtained as a loan from a friend.

In addition to paying restitution, both reality TV stars were sentenced to prison earlier this month. Teresa Giudice will begin her 15-month sentence early next year and her husband’s 3.5 years behind bars will begin when she gets out.

“I was shocked,” she said of her sentence last week. “It was very unexpected. I don’t even know what to say.”

Meanwhile, Joe Giudice’s legal troubles are far from over.

The father of four daughters, who also faces deportation as he is not a U.S. citizen, is expected to appear in state court in Paterson, New Jersey Wednesday, where he is charged with presenting his brother’s marriage and birth certificates to the Motor Vehicle Commission in 2010 to obtain a driver’s license.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Blake Lively announced she was expecting her first child with husband, Ryan Reynolds by posting a photo of herself looking down and holding her bump on her website, Preserve. And apparently fans of the former Gossip Girl star loved her look so much that the Sam & Lavi outfit she was wearing has sold out, according to E! News.

Lively’s flower print shirt, created by Lyna, is already sold out, while the black-and-white Seren maxi skirt is still available in a few sizes.

Lively met Reynolds on the set of Green Lantern in 2010 and the couple tied the knot in 2012. It will be the first child for both.

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Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC(NEW YORK) — The Walking Dead is more popular than ever, if the ratings for the fifth-season premiere are any indication.

Sunday’s new episode drew a series-high 17.3 million viewers. The previous best for the AMC drama was the 16.1 million who tuned in to the fourth-season premiere a year ago.

AMC also notes that The Walking Dead outperformed its competition, including NBC’s Sunday Night Football, in the advertiser-coveted 18- to- 49-year-old demographic, with 11 million adults.

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after-show Talking Dead, featuring Conan O’Brien as a guest, pulled in 6.9 million viewers. It was the highest-rated premiere yet for the program.

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Trae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift has conquered the music industry and is just getting started on an acting career. But in the future, she says she might just move into a completely new career: politics.

In the new issue of InStyle magazine, cover girl Taylor says she has considered the possibility of actively supporting causes that she believes in.

“I’ve thought about if I were to be passionate about something political, stepping forward and speaking about it,” she tells the magazine. “At this point I have my hands full, but as with everything in my life, when I come upon something I’m passionate about, I’m very vocal about it, so we’ll see.”

In her cover story, Taylor also discusses her personal life, including the fact that she feels she’s not ready for marriage at this point in her life, and having kids is something she hasn’t yet decided she’ll do.

“I’m too young to get married,” she says. “Not agewise, but I know myself, so why try to meet someone right now when I know I’m too young to do something serious?”

“I don’t know if I’ll have kids,” she notes. “It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies.”

Marriage and babies might be something that are a ways away for Taylor anyway, since she’s basically put her love life on the back burner, and the romances she’s had haven’t been long-lasting.

“I’ve only had three real relationships, and none of them lasted more than four months,” she claims. “I haven’t gone near a guy in a year and a half.”

You can read the full interview with Taylor when the November issue of InStyle arrives on Oct. 17.

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ABC/Bob D’Amico(NEW YORK) — Tuesday night’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has Clark Gregg’s Director Phil Coulson and Ming Na’s Agent Melinda May going undercover — in formal wear, no less — to infiltrate a secure facility.

“We learn a lot about their past and, and what could be their future,” executive producer Jeph Loeb tells ABC News Radio at this weekend’s New York Comic Con.

“I’m all in,” he enthuses about the episode, crediting the show’s cast and crew with hitting their stride in the show’s new season two. “…[F]or me, to be as integral a part of what’s going on, to be that excited about what’s going on…then, yeah…they must be doing something right.”

Ratings for the ABC show climbed last season after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier revealed S.H.I.E.L.D. had been infiltrated by the Nazi offshoot Hydra. The events of the movie flipped the script for the series, but Gregg tells us the major change was a welcome one.

“All that’s left of S.H.I.E.L.D. right now is Coulson, and what is a ragtag bunch of people who still know that if there isn’t something like S.H.I.E.L.D. that the world is in very serious jeopardy — that’s really exciting. To be underdogs, now, to be on the run,” he explains.

Gregg, who played then-Agent Phil Coulson in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Avengers, was a fan of Marvel comics before becoming part of the “family,” and so he was no stranger to comic conventions. However, thanks to his involvement with the character, he’s something of a rock star at events like New York Comic Con.

“What I love about it is I go to San Diego [Comic Con] or I’ll come here, and just have the time of my life, and feel like, ‘I am a superhero!’ And then go home just to have my daughter go, ‘Is that what you wore? Ew.'”

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs at 9 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Adam Taylor/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — The stars switched partners Monday night on Dancing With the Stars, performing their routines with pros chosen for them by viewers who voted on Twitter, and after a tough judges’ panel they all likely breathed a sigh of relief to learn there would be no eliminations in this fifth week of the competition.

The switch was for one night only. Stars will return to their original pro partners next week. The couple with the lowest combined total of judges’ scores and viewer votes then will be eliminated.

With head judge Len Goodman absent from the judges’ panel this week, pop star Jessie J was tonight’s guest judge. The singer opened the show with her hit songs, “Bang Bang” and “Burnin’ Up.”

When the night was over, Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson topped the leaderboard with 36 out of a possible 40 points, while NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip brought up the rear with 20 points.

Monday’s Routines

Antonio Sabato Jr.: The actor’s original partner is Cheryl Burke, but he and Allison Holker turned in a rousing, crowd-pleasing Bollywood number that earned him a standing ovation from the ballroom audience. Judges Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough said they appreciated his enthusiasm, but faulted him on timing.

“It wasn’t as synchronized as it should have been,” Tonioli said. Inaba felt Sabato danced the song “very well,” but said she saw missteps from both him and Holker. Jessie J offered Sabato “massive congratulations” on his performance, but earned some boos for awarding him only 6 out of 10 points. The other judges gave him two 7s and an 8, for a total of 28 out of a possible 40 points.

Bethany Mota: Mota’s original partner is Derek Hough, but Monday night she danced hip-hop with Hough’s best friend, Mark Ballas, and judges praised the new pairing.

“You have swag,” Inaba told Mota. Julianne Hough –- Derek’s sister –- said Mota “attacked” the performance. “You completely held your own and it was really wonderful,” she added. Jessie J said she really enjoyed the routine, while Tonioli pointed out that Mota was “blossoming in confidence, week after week after week.” Judges gave Mota four 8s for a total of 32 points.

Jonathan Bennett:
During the actor’s high-energy jitterbug with Peta Murgatroyd –- his pro partner is Allison Holker –- he had some trouble with timing and appeared to fumble a few moves, including fairly acrobatic landings by Slater. Judges said the routine caused them some anxiety because of those issues.

“It made me feel uncomfortable,” Jessie J said. “I was nervous. I couldn’t relax and enjoy it. … I could feel like you wanted it to be better than it was, and I mean that in the nicest way.” Inaba said she saw “moments of brilliance” but said “so much of it was wrong.” Hough agreed with Jessie J. “It’s true, I was holding my breath, and not in a good way,” she said. Bennett earned 6s across the board, for a total of 24 points.

Alfonso Ribeiro: The actor is normally partnered with Witney Carson, but tonight he and Cheryl Burke danced a passionate flamenco that brought the audience to its feet. Jessie J said she thought it was amazing, saying she was drawn in and “wanted the story to continue.” Hough said the pairing was “the first partnership that I believed tonight,” adding that she found the chemistry amazing. Tonioli agreed that the chemistry was “scorching,” but told Ribeiro that in flamenco it was important to keep a separation between the shoulder and neck. Ribeiro earned two 9s and two 8s for a total of 34 points.

Janel Parrish:
The actress is normally partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy but she turned in a sultry burlesque with Artem Chigvintsev that may have been too hot for some judges. Hough pointed out that the dance was sexy verging on raunchy, and said it lacked the cheekiness and humor typical of the style.

“I did not see the burlesque,” Hough said, at which point Tonioli put in: “Don’t worry, love, I saw it! Never too sexy for me!” he said, adding that the dance was so sexy that Parrish had saved many people the need to spend money on Viagra. Inaba shared Hough’s opinion, but Jessie J said she enjoyed the routine. Parrish earned three 8s and a 9 for a total of 33 points.

Michael Waltrip: The NASCAR legend who’s struggled in the competition normally dances with Emma Slater but he was partnered tonight with Witney Carson, and judges found their disco disappointing. Inaba acknowledged that she understood Waltrip’s approach: “When you can’t dance, make us laugh. … Once again, you had me giggling, but I don’t want to giggle anymore,” she said, adding that more was expected from stars at this stage of the competition. Hough agreed, and Tonioli said he didn’t believe any of Waltrip’s movements were in time with the music. Jessie J found it “really consistent,” saying: “It wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t terrible.” Waltrip earned four 5s, for a total of 20 points.

Tommy Chong:
The comedian’s original partner is Peta Murgatroyd, but he danced a mambo Monday night with Emma Slater that pleased the audience but drew mixed reviews from the judges. The slow tempo of the song was hard for a mambo, Inaba said, adding that she felt the tempo contributed to a loss of energy in the routine. Hough said the 76-year-old Chong looked tired (and after the routine he addressed her comment, saying he looked tired because he was old.) Jessie J enjoyed the performance. “You were so relaxed. … You did really well,” she said. Tonioli added a driving analogy: “What it was, it was a mambo in the slow lane. You were running on your own time. You hit a few bumps in the road but you got to the end.” Chong earned a 5 and three 6s for a total of 23 points.

Sadie Robertson:
The Duck Dynasty star danced a Charleston with Derek Hough, the best friend of her regular pro partner, Mark Ballas. Jessie J told Robertson the routine was “really clean,” while Hough said it was “so great.” She continued: “Every week you come out here and you show us a different side of who you are.” But she noted that Robertson missed a bit of the timing at the beginning of the routine. Tonioli said the timing was “spot on,” and Inaba found it “magnificent.” Robertson earned four 9s for a total of 36 points –- the highest score of the night.

Lea Thompson: The actress has so far danced with Artem Chigvintsev but she was paired tonight with Val Chmerkovskiy and their Broadway routine drew high praise from the judges. Hough called the concept “so fun,” but said she saw uncharacteristic hesitation in Thompson. Jessie J said she enjoyed the character played by Thompson, and Tonioli said he liked the apparent references to the popular musicals, Hairspray and The Producers. “A treat for me,” he said. Inaba, too, was pleased with the routine. “I actually loved it. It was way wackadoodle but everything was executed great. … Well done,” she said. Thompson earned two 8s and two 9s for a total of 34 points.

The Scores

  • Sadie Robertson and Derek Hough: 36
  • Lea Thompson and Val Chmerkovskiy: 34
  • Alfonso Ribeiro and Cheryl Burke: 34
  • Janel Parrish and Artem Chigvintsev: 33
  • Bethany Mota and Mark Ballas : 32
  • Antonio Sabato Jr. and Allison Holker: 28
  • Jonathan Bennett and Peta Murgatroyd: 24
  • Tommy Chong and Emma Slater: 23
  • Michael Waltrip and Witney Carson: 20

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Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Zelda Williams has taken to Twitter to talk about mental health. Williams, who is the daughter of comedian Robin Williams, lost her father in August to an apparent suicide after bouts with depression.

She wrote on Friday about the subject on social media, urging others suffering from the disease to get the help they need, not just for themselves but for their families, as well.

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. Mental illness is often misunderstood & misrepresented, but that’s starting to change. Let’s end the stigma.

— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 10, 2014

Mental health IS as important as physical health, & whether there are visible signs or not, the suffering is real. It can affect EVERYONE.

— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 10, 2014

So please, let’s help stop the misconceptions & support those who need our help. Healing the whole starts with healing minds.

— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 10, 2014

No matter what the misinformed say, you can’t simply CHOOSE to make mental illness go away. It is NOT cowardly to suffer or seek help.

— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 10, 2014

Finally, Zelda, 23, addressed how mental illness affected her famous father.

Lastly, my dad openly fought depression his whole life, both in general and his own. No matter what anyone says, it is a FIGHT. Fight on.

— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 10, 2014

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GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) — Following a 72-hour psychiatric hold that began on Friday evening, Tamar Arminak, a lawyer for Amanda Bynes’ family, confirmed to ABC News Monday that Bynes will remain hospitalized for another two weeks.

The 28-year-old actress arrived at the Las Encinas Hospital for a three-day stay after arriving in Los Angeles from New York late last week, Arminak added.

A so-called 5150 hold is used on those deemed to have a mental illness that makes them a danger to themselves or others. She was placed under the same hold last July after allegedly starting a fire in the driveway of a home in Thousand Oaks, California.

The hold can be extended if a judge deems it necessary.

Bynes’ parents first expressed concern on Friday, the same day their daughter went on a troublesome Twitter rant.

“My clients are very concerned about their daughter,” Arminak told ABC News in a statement. “Despite what is being reported, they are doing everything they can to help Amanda.”

Bynes spent the week in New York after flying in last week from California, where she was arrested for a DUI on Sept. 29, according to authorities.

The California Highway Patrol confirmed that after the actress stopped in the middle of an intersection, she was pulled over and an officer determined that she appeared to be under the influence. After she failed a field sobriety test, Bynes was arrested, police said.

Bynes is due in court on Oct. 23 and is expected to enter a plea on the DUI.

After her 5150 hold last summer, Bynes entered rehab and her parents got a conservatorship over the actress after her treatment.

She left rehab in December and, shortly thereafter, enrolled in fashion school. She has since said she is no longer in school.

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