Kemba Walker scores 60, but Hornets lose to Sixers in OT

Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker reacts after making a basket against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Associated Press)

Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker reacts after making a basket against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Associated Press)

JJ Redick jokingly bet new 76ers teammate Jimmy Butler on the bench that he wouldn’t call “game” on the final shot.

Butler responded with “bet.”

Butler, in his third game with his new team, drained a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime and Philadelphia overcame an NBA season-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.

“As much as I wanted the shot to go in to win the game, I also wanted it to go in because I didn’t want Kemba to give me 70,” Butler said with a laugh. “I wanted it to stop at 60.”

Walker’s 60 points were a career high and topped Klay Thompson’s 52 for Golden State against Chicago on Oct. 29 for most in the league this season.

But the two-time All-Star was noticeably upset after the game about the team’s third loss this season to the 76ers, two of which have come in overtime.

“I’m still proud, that’s an unbelievable thing to do right there,” Walker said of scoring 60 points. “I’m just mad that we lost. I’m a competitor. It would have been even better with a win.”

Philadelphia coach Brett Brown called Walker’s effort “amazing and incredible.”

“We tried double-teaming him, we tried hard-hedging him,” Brown said. “The reality of it is, is that you have Joel (Embiid) and Jimmy in that situation a lot and he is doing that against two all-league defensive players. He is just hard to guard and he is really unique. … Sixty points in an NBA game against a pretty good defensive team is a remarkable effort.”

Walker had 37 and 30 points in his previous two games against the 76ers, but only shot a combined 33 percent.

This time he was making everything, including banking in a 3-pointer to give the Hornets the lead with 44 seconds left in regulation after they had trailed by 17 earlier in the game. Walker held up his palms and shrugged his shoulders after the ball went in, similar to that famous gesture by Hornets owner Michael Jordan many years ago with the Bulls.

Walker finished 21 of 34 from the field and had six 3-pointers. He made all 12 foul shots and had seven rebounds and four assists.

But while Walker had the big numbers, Butler made the big plays.

Along with his game-winner, he also blocked Walker’s shot on a drive with 15 seconds left and then saved the ball from going out of bounds. Walker thought he got fouled, but it wasn’t called.

“That was an incredible 20 seconds of Jimmy Butler,” Brown said.

Said Butler: “I didn’t think (Walker) would settle for a jump shot in that moment. So he did what I wanted him to do (and drove). I just got a piece of the ball.”

As for the game-winner, he said it’s a shot he practices often, and worked on it 50 times earlier that morning.

Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record $250G: report

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More than 56 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still making history.

On Saturday, the late star’s Golden Globe award sold at auction for $250,000 – the highest price ever paid for a Golden Globe at auction, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In addition, Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird, in raven black, sold for $490,000, the report said.

Monroe bought the car straight from the factory in 1955 and drove in it with playwright Arthur Miller to their wedding in 1956, Fox News previously reported.

Other Monroe items and their sale prices included a blouse and tie that Monroe wore at a Los Angeles press conference ($43,750); a copy of her first appearance in Playboy, autographed by Hugh Hefner ($32,000); and a pair of checkered pants ($31,250), according to the report.

The auction, titled “Icons & Idols: Hollywood,” was handled through Julien’s Auctions of Los Angeles. The same event also featured items from famed costume designer Bob Mackie, Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, and movie costumes worn by stars such as Tom Hanks and George Clooney.

A Stan Lee-autographed copy of a 1962 comic book featuring the first appearance by Spider-Man sold for $38,400, the report said.

A previous auction of Marilyn Monroe items was held in Britain in September. That sale featured a typed receipt from Monroe’s psychiatrist, on personalized notepaper, dated just six weeks before Monroe’s death in 1962 at age 36.

Stephen Colbert reveals why he returned to Catholicism after losing his faith

Late night television host Stephen Colbert discusses the time in his life where he lost his faith but turned back to Catholicism.

Stephen Colbert opens up about return to Catholicism

Late night host Stephen Colbert opened up about the moment he returned to Catholicism in 1986.

Late night television host Stephen Colbert is open about his faith but revealed in an interview that he became “convicted of [his] atheism” before returning to Catholicism.

The CBS star told Father James Martin on his Catholic talk show “Faith in Focus” on Thursday night that there was a time in his life he turned away from God. However, a moment in 1986, when he was 22 years old, changed his mind while walking down the street in Chicago.

“I had lost my faith in God, to my great grief,” he explained. “I was sort of convinced that I had been wrong all this time that I had been taught something that wasn’t true.”

That day, while walking, a person handed the comedian a book.

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“And I was walking down the street and somebody handed me a little, green New Testament Proverbs and Psalms,” he said.

“The Late Show” host said he had to crack the Bible open in order to read it because it was so cold outside.

“And I open it up to a little glossary in the front and it said verses to read based upon if you [have] anxiety,” he said.

He recalled the passage being from Matthew Chapter 5. The comedian said he immediately felt “lightened” after reading the passage.

“For the first time I understood the real meaning of the phrase, it spoke to me. Like it read off the page. The words of Christ read off the page. There was no effort. I stood on that street corner in the cold and read that sermon. And my life has never been the same,” Colbert said.

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“That’s beautiful,” the priest responded.

“This gift of religion is something that can only be given in this way,” he continued.

“And therefore you should be humble and accept this act of love. And see what it is they gave you without rejecting it,” he said.

David Foster’s fiancée, Katharine McPhee, posts ‘Meet the Fosters’ Thanksgiving photo

The singer posts “family” photo with the Fosters for Thanksgiving.

Katharine McPhee shares bittersweet moment with fans

Hollywood Nation: The star takes to Instagram to post a photo of her engagement ring from fiance, David Foster, along with a heartfelt message about her father’s death.

Katharine McPhee is getting ready for Thanksgiving with fiancé David Foster and his family.

On Friday, the former “American Idol” star posted a Photoshopped “Meet the Fosters” Instagram photo – a play on the famous comedy, “Meet the Fockers” movie cover – featuring her fiancé and his daughters, Sara, 37; Erin, 36; Amy, 45; Jordan, 32; and Allison, 48.

“Coming this Thanksgiving day 🦃,” she captioned the family photo where her head can be seen Photoshopped on top the body sitting on the lap of a Photoshopped Foster.

The picture also included the line, “Mommy’s home,” under the “Meet the Fosters” title.

According to ET, Foster’s daughter Amy commented on McPhee’s Instagram and said, “I love the part in the film when you formally adopt us. So emotional.”

The 34-year-old soon-to-be Mrs. Foster replied, “I know. That was such a good note you gave the director. Really effective.”

Since announcing the news of their engagement over the summer, Foster and McPhee have not shied away from displaying their love to the world. Despite their 34-year age difference, the couple has been quick to slam the haters and continue to pack on the PDA.

Earlier in the month, the pair posed for photos while attending The Israel Defense Forces Western Region Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel where they were seen getting cozy with one another. The couple was later snapped sharing a kiss, with Foster’s arm around McPhee during the event.

Prior to attending the evening gala, the May-December couple stepped out to celebrate Foster’s 69th birthday. The pair reportedly celebrated the music producer’s day of birth with a casual lunch date in Los Angeles.

David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend Friends of The Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Shahar Azran/Getty Images)

David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend Friends of The Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Shahar Azran/Getty Images)

McPhee was seen donning a floral ensemble on Thursday afternoon while walking alongside her soon-to-be husband.

Back in September, the musical couple spoke out about their age gap and said that they don’t care what people have to say about their age difference.

“It doesn’t make sense to a lot of people, but it does to us,” McPhee told People last month. “He has things to learn from me and I have a lot of things to learn from him, so I think we have a nice yin and yang.”

The couple met for the first time in 2006 when the music master served as a mentor for the then-contestant on “American Idol”. After gaining fame post-“American Idol,” Foster helped to produce McPhee’s first single.

“She didn’t catch my eye on the first day because I was so busy trying to do my job,” Foster admitted. “But, the reality is that in the last 12 years I’ve always had a connection with her.”

‘Two and a Half Men’ star Jon Cryer to star as Lex Luthor in CW’s ‘Supergirl’

Cryer will star as the famous villain in the CW’s ‘Supergirl’ series.
The former "Two and and Half" men star will star as Lex Luther in the CW's "Supergirl" series. (Photo by Presley Ann/WireImage)

The former “Two and and Half” men star will star as Lex Luther in the CW’s “Supergirl” series. (Photo by Presley Ann/WireImage)

Jon Cryer has been cast as Lex Luthor in the CW’s “Supergirl.”

The move marks a return to series television for Cryer, who won two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the long-running CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men.”

Cryer will recur on the Warner Bros. Television superhero drama as Luthor, the classic villain from the Superman comics, television shows, and films. He will make his first “Supergirl” appearance in the upcoming 15th episode of the show’s current and fourth season.

The actor played Lenny Luthor, nephew to Gene Hackman’s Lex, in the 1987 feature “Superman IV: A Quest for Peace.”

Cryer in "Two and a Half Men."

Cryer in “Two and a Half Men.” (CBS)

“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” said “Supergirl” executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. “Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in Superman IV brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”

Cryer recently completed production on the feature “Big Time Adolescence” with Pete Davidson. He is represented by Forward Entertainment, UTA, and attorney David Fox. He played Alan Harper on Warner Bros.-produced “Two and a Half Men” from 2003 to 2015. He has appeared sparingly in TV roles since the series ended, with guest roles on “Mom,” “The Ranch,” “NCIS,” and “Will & Grace.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have double date night with Kate Middleton and Prince William

The royal couples step out on double date following WWI memorial appearance together.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex step out on double date following WWI memorial appearance together. (Paul Grover/Pool photo via AP)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex step out on double date following WWI memorial appearance together. (Paul Grover/Pool photo via AP)

How’s this for a regal double date? 

Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, stepped out with Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Royal Foundation Dinner at Victoria House in London on Thursday night. British singer Tom Walker, who performed for the foursome, couldn’t help but gush over the night on Instagram.

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“I had the absolute honour of performing for and meeting The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge & The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the annual @kensingtonroyal #RoyalFoundation dinner last night. Thanks to the super talented @thatsingingbird bird from @wearefulleffect for joining me for my last song,” he captioned a series of pics, which showed the couples enjoying the evening.

Kate wore a stunning red dress by Preen, which she previously wore to a Canadian reception in September 2016. Meghan, meanwhile, sported Roland Mouret’s Aldrich strapless linen-blend cloqué midi dress.

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The night before, the Fab Four headed out to Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebration at Buckingham Palace.

The group has been seen together a number of times since Meghan and Harry, who are expecting their first child, returned from their royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The family also came together for a series of beautiful portraits in honor of Charles’ birthday. See the precious pics, starring Kate and William’s adorable kids, in the video below.

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Courtney Stodden says she’d ‘rather go naked than wear Victoria’s Secret’ after exec’s controversial comments

The 24-year-old model poses nude to protest Victoria’s Secret.

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Courtney Stodden is speaking out against Victoria’s Secret after Ed Razek, the brand’s CMO, sparked social media backlash for saying that they “don’t market” to plus-size and transgender women.

After Razek’s controversial remarks, the model took to Instagram to protest the brand, wearing nothing but angel wings in a nude, makeup-free photo. Stodden posed with hands covering her chest and captioned the photo with a powerful message.

“After Edward Razek’s comments about ALL women and what the brand reflects,” she wrote. “I’d rather go naked than wear Victoria’s Secret. Ladies, wear your wings proud. We’re all unique AND beautiful.”

Razek opened up about the famous lingerie brand’s image in a recent interview with Vogue. 

“Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should,’ Razek told the outlet. ‘Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is.”

He added, “But we’re nobody’s third love. We’re their first love. And Victoria’s Secret has been women’s first love from the beginning.”

The exec then stated that Victoria’s Secret “would cast a transgender model” in the famous runway show but those who have come to casting “didn’t make it.”

And like many who have been protesting the brand since Razek’s comments, Stodden also clapped back at Victoria’s Secret, reminding women to embrace different body types while praising her own person 25-pound weight gain.

“I can’t stress ENOUGH how much better I feel with an extra 25 pounds,” the model revealed in a recent side-by-side, before-and-after Instagram post.

“The left picture was taken in 2013– I weighed 100 pounds,” she continued. “I never really meant to stay skinny by law but I think it was subconsciously branded inside of my head that THIN is IN. But the funny part is, I was my MOST INSECURE Now, 5 years later, at 125 pounds… I’m so much healthier,” Stodden added. “I’m so much HAPPIER and I feel my sexiest just be happy everyone and PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT CONFORM (especially if it’s subconscious) #curves #liveyourbestlife.”

The 24-year-old who now has a newfound love for her curves, gained notoriety in 2011 when she married “Green Mile” actor Doug Hutchison, 58, when she was just 16 years old. The pair were married for seven years until Stodden officially filed for divorce in March.

Now the model works as an advocate for body positivity, urging women not succumb to the pressures of unrealistic body standards.

Last month, Stodden revealed on Instagram that she is “learning to love food” after years of starving herself to maintain a certain image.

“I used to starve myself,” she wrote.”I’m learning to love food. Of course there’s a balance … with everything in life — but b—-, I’m gonna eat. #eat.”

Kim Porter’s death brings Diddy and ex-girlfriend Cassie back together

Diddy reunites with his ex Cassie a day after Kim Porter’s death.

Kim Porter, model and mother of Diddy’s children, dead at 47

Kim Porter, who dated Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs for 13 years and has three children with the star, died Thursday at the age of 47.

Just one day after the death of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ ex Kim Porter, the music mogul stepped out with his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura.

On Friday, Diddy was spotted out in Los Angeles for the first time following the news that Porter was found dead in her Toluca Lake home on Thursday.

The Ciroc founder was casually dressed in red basketball shorts and a black hoodie which read “Do The Right Thing” when he was snapped stepping out a silver vehicle. Ventura, who dated Diddy on and off for nearly a decade before splitting with him a month ago, subtly matched her ex’s casual style wearing a black, oversized sweatshirt with leggings and sneakers.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs appears completely shaken as he is seen arriving at an office building in Los Angeles a day after his ex Kim Porter's sudden death. The music mogul was seen entering a specialized movement rehabilitation center this afternoon. Kim passed away in her home yesterday. The couple have three children together.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs appears completely shaken as he is seen arriving at an office building in Los Angeles a day after his ex Kim Porter’s sudden death. The music mogul was seen entering a specialized movement rehabilitation center this afternoon. Kim passed away in her home yesterday. The couple have three children together. (BACKGRID)

A source told E! News that the “Me and You” singer “reached out to Diddy” by “sending him a text message checking up on him and expressing her condolences” following the news of Porter’s death. The former couple, who reportedly had an “amicable” breakup, have remained friends despite the end of their romantic relationship.

Diddy’s rep, Cindi Berger, confirmed Porter’s death to Fox News on Thursday.

“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” she to us.

The model-actress, who dated Diddy for 13 years and has three children — 11-year-old twin daughters, Jessie James and D’Lila, and son Christian Combs, 20 — with the music mogul and businessman, was found dead on Thursday, per TMZ. She also shared 27-year-old son Quincy from her previous relationship with R&B singer Al B. Sure!

According to TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, police received a call to Porter’s Los Angeles home around noon. Per the site, the 911 call reported “a patient in cardiac arrest.”

A source also told the outlet that Porter had been suffering from “flu-like symptoms” for several weeks, but it’s still unclear how she died.

Along with her modeling career, Porter appeared in the TV series “Wicked Wicked Games” as well as Diddy’s VH1 show “I Want to Work for Diddy.”

The Sean Jean designer wasn’t the only person deeply affected by Porter’s sudden death.

Several celebrities, from Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Kevin Hart, shared tributes to the late actress and model on social media.

Porter’s ex Al B. Sure! also posted an emotional throwback Instagram post in honor of her passing. The bold black-and-white image was simply captioned “#ForeverMyLady.”

Fox News’ Julius Young and Mariah Haas contributed to this report. 

Jessie J ‘disappointed’ with fan comparisons to Channing Tatum’s ex Jenna Dewan

The singer slams haters for comparing her to Channing Tatum’s ex, Jenna Dewan.
Fans believe Jenna Dewan and Jessie J look very similar.

Fans believe Jenna Dewan and Jessie J look very similar. (Getty Images)

Jessie J would very much like to be excluded from this narrative. And even more than that, she would like this narrative to end altogether.

The “Domino” singer took to Instagram on Friday to speak out after recent headlines surfaced comparing her to her boyfriend, Channing Tatum’s, ex, Jenna Dewan. Though Jenna casually commented on the subject on Instagram earlier this week, Jessie couldn’t help but post a lengthy essay about the lack of positivity in comparing the looks of two women.

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“I rarely, but sometimes see that my name is involved in stories online that I do not agree to. I often ignore them as 99 percent of the time it is something that doesn’t serve any positivity to speak on,” she wrote. “However there is a story I have seen be re-written over and over again in the past few weeks that talks about myself being compared directly to another beautiful woman regarding our looks and people picking who they think is prettier.”

“I am so disappointed and embarrassed that my name is even involved. It’s not something I stand for, at all,” continued Jessie, whose relationship with Channing made headlines in early October. He and Jenna announced their split after eight years of marriage in April. Jenna filed for divorce in late October. 

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Jessie continued, explaining that she is worried about the impact stories like the one involving her and Jenna would have on young girls. “I am a woman that supports ALL women. I am a woman that loves ALL women and will not stand quietly when the media is teaching young girls to constantly compare one another. Or to pick who they think is prettier,” she wrote. “We are all BEAUTIFUL.”

Earlier this week, Jenna stayed above fans’ comparison comments, instead of replying to one fan, who said she didn’t see the resemblance between the two, and encouraged the actress to “keep doing you.” “Positive vibes all the way,” Jenna responded.

Channing, meanwhile, has been very “supportive” of Jessie, a source recently told ET. 

“Channing wants to do nothing but support Jessie J in every way,” the source says. “He has described her as ‘all goodness’ and told his friends she is such ‘a super talent.’ He seems to have become her No. 1 fan. His friends are so happy he has found someone. She is showing the same support to him.”

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Justin Bieber agrees to settle long-running suit with ex-neighbor whose house he egged

Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged.

(Justin Bieber settles a long-running lawsuit filed by ex-neighbor whose house he egged.)

Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged.

A document filed Friday shows the case has been resolved in its entirety. No details were given about the terms.

Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz filed a lawsuit in early 2015 that alleged they suffered emotional harm because of the egging and other actions by Bieber when he lived next door.

The 24-year-old pop singer has already served probation in a criminal plea deal after the 2013 incident and paid $80,000 in restitution for the damage he caused.

The lawsuit alleged Bieber spit in Jeffrey Schwartz’s face and terrorized the family with loud parties, drug use and aggressive driving while living in a gated community in the celebrity enclave of Calabasas. It sought more than $25,000 in damages for assault and battery, trespassing and infliction of emotional distress claims.

Bieber’s attorneys argued that the restitution he already paid and the punishment he was given were sufficient and that he did not rightly owe more for emotional damages.

Messages left for attorneys from both sides were not immediately returned.

During an August hearing, Judge Elaine W. Mandel, who had taken over the case after three years, expressed skepticism at the plaintiffs’ claims. She grilled the Schwartz’s attorney Brian J. Kim to explain what damages Bieber caused the plaintiffs, calling them “minimal.”

She also did not appear inclined to admit much of the evidence the plaintiffs want to introduce at trial, including dozens of media stories about Bieber’s misbehavior.