ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Sorry, Kim Kardashian, but when it comes to social media popularity, Taylor Swift’s got you beat — at least on Instagram.

Taylor has just amassed 45.5 million followers on the social media site, beating Kim’s total of 45.4 by a thousand followers. Likely adding to Taylor’s total was a photo she posted yesterday of herself modeling a sweater a fan kitted for her. The sweater was an exact replica of one of the Polaroid photos of Taylor included in the package for her 1989 album, right down to the handwritten caption.

Then, Taylor posted a photo of the cover of the new EP by YouTube star Troye Sivan, who has over 3.4 million subscribers to his channel, and commented that she was a fan. And after that, she posted an adorable photo of herself with her cat Olivia Benson, who’s standing up on her hind legs. She captioned it “Meerkat Manor.”

Cat pictures plus fan gifts plus YouTube stars? It’s a can’t-miss social media strategy. Well-played, Taylor.

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ABC(NEW YORK) — The new hosts of The View — Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Michelle Collins and Raven-Symone — stopped by Good Morning America to tease the new season, which kicks off Tuesday.

Raven-Symone, who became an official co-host earlier this summer, shared what she loves to talk about on the daytime series. “I love social interest pieces. I really love to learn about politics because I’m not as…inside of them as much as the other people on the panel. I love entertainment because I’ve been in it for so long,” she said.

The former Disney star said viewers can also expect the co-hosts to tackle subjects they wouldn’t normally expect. “There’s going to be some other topics that pop up a little bit more in the new season that I’ll be involved with — social media and things of that nature. So we have a nice plan going on and I think it’s going to cater to everybody on the panel,” she added.

When The View returns Tuesday, it’ll be Faris’ first time on the panel as an official co-host. The Good Morning America weekend anchor said she got some advice from an unlikely source ahead of her big debut.

“I was just talking to my daughter last night,” Faris revealed. “I said, ‘I’m not nervous, I’ve done this before but I have nerves.’ She said, ‘Mommy, just be yourself. There’s only one you.’ So I think I’m taking advice from an 8-year-old,” Faris said with a laugh.

The View will also return for season 19 with returning co-hosts Joy Behar and moderator Whoopi Goldberg.

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Universal(LOS ANGELES) — It was a near record-setting summer for Hollywood.

Jurassic World, Inside Out and Avengers: Age of Ultron led this summer’s box office to one of its highest grossing in history, according to Variety. Domestic ticket sales from May 1 to Labor Day weekend hit $4.48 billion, as reported by Rentrak. That represents a little more than a 10 percent increase over last year’s dismal numbers — the worst showing in seven years.

But the smashes of the summer of 2015 weren’t enough to top the record set in 2013, when domestic box office hit $4.75 billion.

While overall domestic box office lagged 2013, one international record was set this year. With global grosses of more than $1 billion each for Minions, Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015 was the first time that three summer releases have each passed $1 billion globally.

2015 also had its share of would-be blockbusters that flopped. Among them were Fantastic Four,Tomorrowland and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Here’s a list of the top 10 domestic films:

  1. Jurassic World $647.5 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron $457.8 million
  3. Inside Out $349.6 million
  4. Minions $329.8 million
  5. Pitch Perfect 2 $183.8 million
  6. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation $182.5 million
  7. Ant-Man $174.1 million
  8. San Andreas $154.3 million
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road $153 million
  10. Straight Outta Compton $150 million

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — The driver of the Walmart truck that crashed into Tracy Morgan’s limo last June, killing one of the passengers and sending the comedian to the hospital, has asked for the criminal charges against him dropped because he doesn’t believe he’ll get a “fair trial.”

David Jay Glassman, the lawyer for 35-year-old Kevin Roper, cited last month’s report from the National Transportation Safety Board, along with Walmart’s settlements of civil suits in the crash, as reasons why his client has no chance of getting an “impartial jury.”

Glassman tells ABC News that both civil suits, involving Morgan and the family of James McNair, who died in the crash, should have been postponed until Roper’s criminal case came to a close.

Shortly after the June crash, Roper was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

In the recent filing in Middlesex County Superior Court, the “extensive national media coverage,” along with the NTSB’s publicized report on Roper’s driving are the top reasons the driver’s legal fate was “ultimately predetermined,” his lawyer claims.

Also cited in the court documents are the settlements with Walmart, including that the retailer giant “took full responsibility for the accident,” according to a statement from Morgan’s rep, which Roper’s attorney says further hurts his client’s case. Last month, the NTSB’s final report stated Roper had been awake more than 28 hours at the time of the crash.

With all the headlines involving his client, Roper’s attorney asked the court to dismiss his criminal charges.

“No system of justice can rightfully call itself just — if it operates in an atmosphere where the state is unwilling to protect the accused who appears before them, prior to a jury trial,” the paperwork claims. “No accused can receive a fair trial, or any other due process requirements, if the criminal justice system under which an accused is tried leaves him at the mercy of the press.”

In a statement to ABC News, Glassman added, “Mr. Roper had a right to have his case decided by a jury not a mob in the street fueled by media reports innuendo and speculation.”

Since the crash last year, Morgan has been fighting to recover what his lawyer called “a traumatic brain injury” resulting from the accident.

“He’s fighting to get better, and if there’s a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he’s going to try to do that,” his attorney, Benedict Morelli, said late last year.

The comedian is set to host Saturday Night Live on October 17.

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ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Could Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend be taking their relationship to the next level?

The American Sniper star spent Labor Day weekend in New Jersey with Russian model Irina Shayk, where they met up with friends and his mom for dinner in Atlantic City.

“Bradley and Irina had a relaxing weekend in Jersey,” a source tells E! Online. “Irina is just so happy how things are going with Bradley. She adores his mother and they get along great.”

The two women reportedly hit it off well, according to the insider who notes, “Bradley’s mother is very down to earth and just wants her son to be happy.”

“Irina was so pleased to spend some time with his mom,” adds the source. “She would love a women like that to be her mother in law…Irina gets along with anyone Bradley introduces her to, so it makes their relationship very seamless.”

Photographs obtained by the magazine show the couple locking lips, and they’ve even exchanged “I love you’s,” according to the source, who says the stars, “really care deeply for one another.”

Cooper, 40, and Shayk, 29, have reportedly been spotted together often since April.

He previously dated model/actress Suki Waterhouse.

Cooper can currently be seen in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, available on Netflix.

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ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Monday night’s Bachelor in Paradise finale saw Tanner Tolbert propose to Jade Roper and the unexpected breakup of Joshua Albers and Tenley Molzahn.

After the shocking breakup of Kirk DeWind and Carly Waddell on Sunday’s show, the four remaining couples found themselves questioning the stability of their own relationships in the final fantasy suite dates.

Tanner and Jade, Joshua and Tenley, Nick Peterson and Samantha Steffen, and Justin Reich and Cassandra Ferguson each went on fantasy suite dates to help them decide whether they would continue as couples after they left Paradise.

After Tanner and Jade professed their love for each other, they spent the night together in the fantasy suite. The following day, Tanner didn’t hand Jade a rose. Instead, he gave her a diamond ring, dropped to one knee and proposed. She said “yes,” and the two were engaged.

The day after their fantasy suite date, Joshua wanted to continue his relationship with Tenley beyond Paradise, but she broke up with him, explaining that they lived so far away from each other and led different lives. The two drove away separately.

Cassandra, who only met Justin a day earlier, turned down a night in the fantasy suite, despite being “attracted” to him and acknowledging there was “chemistry.” However, she felt it was inappropriate for them to spend the night together. He wondered if this was a sign that she was “putting the brakes” on their relationship. His fears were put to rest at the house the next day when she accepted his rose, noting she feels like “the luckiest girl.” However, on After Paradise, immediately following the show, it was revealed that the two were no longer dating. They cited distance as the reason for the breakup.

Meanwhile, Nick, noting Samantha was “sexy and gorgeous,” had doubts about her feelings towards him. His doubts were put to rest when Samantha accepted his rose the following day.

Season 19 of The Bachelor premieres January 4.

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TriStar (LOS ANGELES) — The religious drama War Room, which has surpassed expectations since its debut last week, took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, bumping Straight Outta Compton off the top spot it has held for three weeks.

War Room, which stars a cast of relative unknowns, including Priscilla Shirer and Karen Abercrombie, earned $9.4 million between Friday and Sunday, according to Rentrak. Newcomer A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, opened in third place with an 8.2 million-dollar take.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

1. War Room, $9.3 million
2. Straight Outta Compton, $8.8 million
3. A Walk In The Woods, $8.2 million
4. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, $7.2 million
5. The Transporter Refueled, $7.1 million
6. No Escape, $5.4 million
7. Man From U.N.C.L.E., $3.4 million
8. Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos, $3.4 million
9. Sinister 2, $3.4 million
10. Inside Out, $3.1 million

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Sony Pictures Entertainment/Capitol Records(LONDON) — After months of denials, and a recent, tantalizing hint to the contrary, Sam Smith has revealed he has in fact recorded the theme song to Spectre, the upcoming, 24th James Bond adventure.

Calling it “one of the highlights of my career,” Smith revealed the track will be called “Writing’s on the Wall,” and that you can pre-order it now on iTunes, though the song won’t be released until September 25th.

Spectre, which again stars Daniel Craig as 007, hits theaters in the U.S. November 6th.

“I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations,” Smith also tweeted after the revelation. Smith is the first U.K. male solo artist to record a James Bond theme song since Tom Jones recorded the theme to Thunderball in 1965. “I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it,” Sam added.

On Monday, the singer posted a photo of himself wearing a ring with an octopus-shaped logo on it — the same ring worn by members of SPECTRE, the cabal of international baddies Bond has been fighting all the way back to 1962’s Dr. No.

Sam has been trying to throw off suspicion for ages, suggesting that Ellie Goulding has recorded the theme, not him. There have also been reports that rock band Radiohead got the job.

Now that it’s official, Sam is certainly in good company: he joins such luminaries as Adele, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Carly Simon, Shirley Bassey and others as Bond theme performers.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — Tori Spelling is suing Benihana restaurants, alleging she was badly burned after slipping and falling on a hot grill at one of the hibachi chain’s locations in California.

In court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Beverly Hills: 90210 star said while dining Easter Sunday at a Benihana in Encino, she fell onto a grill and suffered a severe burn to the back of her right arm. The court documents claimed Spelling “sustained deep second- and third-degree burn injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery,” leading to wage loss, hospital and medical expenses, general damage and “loss of earning capacity.”

Spelling accuses the restaurant of negligence in her court papers, and asks for a jury trial. The documents indicate she is seeking more than $25,000 in compensatory damages.

Spelling, who has four children, apparently had injuries that were so severe she reportedly had to have skin grafts, according to The New York Daily News. She’s been photographed in public wearing bandages and a protective cover on her arm.

After the incident, Spelling posted a photo of herself and dinner companions on Instagram, writing: “Thanks for an amazing day@scoutmasterson and @thebillhornPerfect #Easter Sunday! Aside from the Benihana Burn!”

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Now that NBC has ended their relationship with

Now that NBC has ended their relationship with Donald Trump, The Celebrity Apprentice is looking for a new host. So who could possibly fill Trump’s old seat in the boardroom?

A source told Us Weekly that celebrity entrepreneurs such as former NBA star and L.A. Dodgers co-owner Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban are all being discussed as possible replacements.

But not so fast, a Cuban confidante told the magazine. “Mark’s not interested. He thinks Shark Tank is a way better show and loves being a part of it,” the source says.

As for Branson, a rep clarified “Richard has a very busy schedule of worldwide commitments that would not enable him to do this.”

Still, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has no worries about finding a replacement for the show’s 2016-2017 TV season. He said earlier this summer, “We’ve actually been overwhelmed by a number of really exciting people who’ve come forward and are interested in taking over the show.”

NBC ended its business relationship with Trump in June and declined to air his Miss USA pageant after he made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.

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