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The JungleSeptember 26, 20182min0

‘AGT’ Finalist Michael Ketterer

Avoids Charges After DV Arrest

… Gets Talking-To Instead

9/26/2018 12:40 AM PDT

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“America’s Got Talent” finalist Michael Ketterer will not be charged after getting arrested last week for domestic violence … TMZ has learned.

The L.A. City Attorney’s Office tells us it’s declined to file charges against Ketterer, and has instead opted to hold a City Attorney hearing for the ‘AGT’ singer. The hearing is often used as an alternative to criminal prosecution for low-level crimes.

We’re told the Office looked at the evidence in Ketterer’s case, and decided a hearing would be the best route. During the hearing, Ketterer will receive counseling on domestic violence, violence prevention and warned of the consequences for any repeat violations. It’s essentially a stern talking-to.

TMZ broke the story … Ketterer was put in cuffs last Thursday in Hollywood after cops were called to a hotel where he and his wife were staying. When officers arrived, they saw a visible red mark on Ketterer’s wife, and arrested him for felony domestic violence.

Our law enforcement sources tell us cops had to book Ketterer for felony DV due to the mark, but the charge was being reduced to a misdemeanor because the injury was minor.

Michael told us the whole thing was a “misunderstanding” and that his wife didn’t want to press charges.

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The JungleSeptember 26, 20185min0

Cardi B is doing the most at Paris Fashion Week.

The 25-year-old “I Like It” rapper served up a major look while attending the ETAM fashion show in Paris on Tuesday. Dressed to the nines, Cardi wore an elegant black Michael Costello gown that featured a multicolored feather print, a thigh-high slit and sexy peek-a-boo neckline. The pièce de résistance was a matching circular flat hat that completed the overall breathtaking look.

She accessorized with black strappy platforms and large oversized dangling statement earrings. Her hair was pulled back in a low bun and she rocked a smoky eye with a matte taupe lip.

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Cardi then did an outfit change for the ETAM show itself, where she performed one of her hit singles. The new mom took the stage in a lilac suit that featured a dramatic feathered blazer that covered her small frame.

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The Bronx native has been living her best life overseas. On Sunday, Cardi attended the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week and rocked a tiger-print coat with cheetah-print boots and matching sunglasses.

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ET caught up with Cardi at the Tom Ford New York Fashion Week show earlier this month, where she revealed when she feels the most fabulous.

“My fashion guilty pleasure is spending money! Do you know what I’m sayin’?” she frankly shared. “Spending money is just… guilty!”

Cardi also got in some trouble during NYFW when she got into a fight with Nicki Minaj at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS event.

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The JungleSeptember 26, 20183min0

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2:38 PM PT — Dave Portnoy has released a statement to TMZ Sports … saying “Michael Rapaport is a loser. There is nothing worse than somebody who claims to be the king of trash talk and then cries when people respond in kind.”

“Unfortunately as much I’d love to take credit for ruining his career he did it to himself by being an unhinged lunatic.  We wish him nothing but the best as he fades into oblivion.”

Michael Rapaport says that sore on his lip is NOT herpes — and now he’s suing Barstool Sports claiming the media outlet and its most famous staffers are defaming him. 

Rapaport used to work with Barstool — in fact, he had a podcast on Barstool’s platform. 

But, the two sides had a nasty breakup back in February after Rapaport referred to “Stoolies” as “losers in life.”  

Barstool president Dave Portnoy told TMZ Sports at the time the move was not a publicity stunt — “To me, it was very personal. It was very real.”

Rapaport claims Barstool then embarked on a smear campaign against him — publicly claiming he suffered from herpes and creating a t-shirt (which they sold) highlighting a sore on Rap’s mouth. 

Rapaport says some of the staffers — including Portnoy, KFC and Smitty — mocked him publicly,  calling him names like “herpe having, race baiting, D-list actor” and “old crusty herpe.”

Rapaport says he’s been defamed — because he “does not suffer from herpes.”

He’s suing Barstool for unspecified damages. He’s also suing for breach of contract claiming his firing was unlawful and Barstool never paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars he claims they still owe. 

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The JungleSeptember 26, 20187min0

Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s season three premiere of This Is Us.

This Is Us did it again, left fans wondering what the heck is happening!

Tuesday’s season three premiere was filled with many interesting moments, from seeing Jack and Rebecca’s awkward first date to Randall asking Déjà if they could adopt her, to Beth confronting Kevin about dating her cousin, Zoe.

It’s the triplets’ 38th birthday, and each one of them has something to confront and face that day. But it was Kate and Toby’s storyline that added a new layer to the story.

Toby and Kate take fertility tests and begin to plan starting IVF. Unfortunately, the doctor tells them that because of Kate’s weight, the probability of her becoming a mother are slim and that she won’t be taking on her case.

At her birthday brunch, Kate breaks down when talking about how all she wants is a baby. When Toby introduces the idea that there are other ways that they can have children, Kate gets a surprise call from the doctor, who is now willing to take a chance on them.

The present Toby and Kate seem to be on a good path. But then we flash forward and we see an older Randall with his daughter Tess, both looking somber and going to see somebody. Randall picks up his phone and calls Toby, who looks miserable as he lies in a bed all by himself. When Randall tells Toby to come downstairs, Toby says it’s not a good idea. Could something have happened to Kate?

During the This Is Us Q&A in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, creator Dan Fogelman teased that “the plan is that in the course of the season you’re going to get answers” to the surprising Toby and Randall scene.

Meanwhile, as the questions start piling up, we flash back to Jack going to deliver flowers to Rebecca. Right when he pulls up, another man has shown up to her house with a stunning bouquet. Who could this mystery man be?

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Nearly three months ago, Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz shared teases for what awaits the Pearson family in the new season, posting photos of their reactions to the script of the drama’s premiere episode, titled “Nine Bucks,” which is written by co-showrunners Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and directed by Ken Olin.

“Reading the first episode of #ThisIsUs season 3… is NOT for the faint of heart,” Moore wrote on her Instagram story in June looking emotionally drained and with red, puffy eyes. 

“Just read our season 3 premiere episode on the flight home… The flight attendant asked if I was okay… still not sure,” Metz wrote, alongside a GIF of a kid looking distraught and the word “Feelings.” 

Back in May, Moore hinted to ET that parts of the This Is Us series finale may have already been filmed, even though there has been no indication as to when the show will end. “I don’t know!” Moore teased. “Maybe parts of the ending have been shot.” She assured fans that the series finale is still “a ways off,” adding that the cast knows “there’s a finite amount of time that the show will exist.” 

She revealed at the time that she and her castmates were already itching to kick-start season three.

“We were just standing back in the green room, and Dan started telling Chrissy and Sully [Chris Sullivan] and Milo [Ventimiglia] and I a little detail about season three and we are all like, ‘What?!’” she said at the time. “We want to know everything too, and we are so excited, but the sit-down, sort of walking through what happens throughout the course of this season, probably won’t happen until a couple of weeks from now when we are closer to shooting.”

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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The JungleSeptember 26, 20182min0

Boxer Victor Ortiz

Arrested for Rape

… Charged w/ 3 Felonies

9/25/2018 7:44 PM PDT

Breaking News

Ex-boxing champ Victor Ortiz — who appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” — has been charged with 3 counts of felony sexual assault, including rape … officials say. 

The 31-year-old — who also had roles in ‘Expendables 3’ and “Southpaw” — surrendered to authorities in Oxnard, CA on Tuesday.

According to court records, the alleged incident took place inside of a home in Oxnard on March 19. The female accuser contacted police that same day and filed a report accusing Ortiz of sexual assault. 

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office has charged the boxer with 3 felony counts — forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration.

He was booked, posed for a mug shot, and bail was set at $100,000.

Ortiz is slated to fight Sunday night in Ontario — but we’re guessing that will likely be called off very soon. 

It’s not the first time Ortiz has been in trouble with the law — he was arrested for DUI back in 2016. And in 2015, he was arrested after allegedly attacking a man at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Rose Bowl. 

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The JungleSeptember 26, 20184min0

Ain’t no big, cozy coat able to hide Pippa Middleton’s baby bump!

The brunette beauty and her burgeoning baby belly were snapped out and about in London, U.K., on Tuesday.

Wearing a warm blue coat and white sneakers, the 35-year-old Brit had just completed a dance-heavy fitness class, according to US Weekly. Yet, she still managed to look effortlessly glam!

“Pippa seemed happy and was smiling,” an eyewitness told the magazine. “She has been keeping fit with ballet training.”

Since announcing her pregnancy with husband James Matthew in June, Middleton has shared her ballet adventures in her column for U.K. grocery store site Waitrose.

“I feel far from a ballerina, but I’m equally determined not to break into a penguin-style waddle and plod around with bad posture,” she shared. “So, with this in mind, I’ve continued to embrace barre-inspired workouts throughout pregnancy; a form of exercise taken from ballet which involves the small, isolated movements that develop flattering muscle tone. It’s hugely beneficial in elongating, strengthening and protecting the back and spine – plus engaging the lower body (hips, abs, buttocks and particularly the legs.)”

“It’s excellent for pregnant women in all trimesters as you mostly rely on your body weight, so it means little impact for your joints and is generally low risk,” she continued.

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In another column, Kate Middleton’s sister also talked about how much she was enjoying swimming as a pregnancy workout, particularly the “wonderful feeling of weightlessness.”

“As the months pass, you feel heavier by the day, but being in water gives that floating, light-as-air feeling that soothes and relieves the body, counteracts increased back strain and stretches the legs from the growing bump,” she wrote. “It’s non-impact, gentle and relaxing.”

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The JungleSeptember 26, 20182min0

Liv Morgan

Suffered Concussion from Bella Kick

… WWE Says

9/25/2018 3:07 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

WWE superstar Liv Morgan did in fact suffer a concussion during “Raw” when Brie Bella accidentally landed a “Yes” kick to her head … this according to WWE. 

Brie and Liv were participating in a 6-way tag team match on Monday when Brie delivered a series of leg kicks that were supposed to land on Liv’s chest. 

But, one of the kicks connected with Liv’s head and you can see her body go limp. Brie rolled Liv over and quickly tried to get Liv out of the ring so she could be examined by a WWE ringside medic. 

We reached out to WWE to find out how Liv was doing and we were told she was later diagnosed with a concussion and is now going through the proper protocol under the company’s comprehensive wellness program. 

According to the wellness program guidelines, Liv will have to be medically cleared before she can return to action. No word on how long that’s expected to take. 

After the match, Brie tweeted out to Liv that she didn’t intend to injure her — and said her thoughts were with the wrestler. 

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The JungleSeptember 26, 20188min0

Usually, when a TV show ends, all the actors who brought that world to life bid farewell to their characters and move on. However, once in a while some actors get a second chance at bringing certain extra-special characters to life. Such was the case with Marcus Alvarez, played by Emilio Rivera, who first appeared in Sons of Anarchy and is now in Mayans M.C. 

ET spoke with “El Padrino” himself about reprising the leader of the Mexican motorcycle club and the difficult subject matter the show is looking to explore.

“When I was working in Charming, I was there [to sell] the guns, the dope, the heroin, whatever it was. Now you see that I answer to somebody,” he said in a phone interview, referring to the Mexican cartel. “You’ve always got someone above you. I don’t know about Galindo [Danny Pino], he probably answers to the devil. I don’t know. We all answer to somebody.”

True enough, unlike Sons of Anarchy, Mayans M.C. showcases the Mexican bikers’ often volatile relationship with the Galindo Cartel, headed up by Miguel Galindo south of the border, offering a very different perspective on this outlaw life.

 And, as fans know, the show features a band of vigilantes called Los Olvidados (The Forgotten) led by the mysterious Adelita (played by Carla Baratta), which is primarily made up of orphaned children who wage war against the cartel. It’s disturbing to see child soldiers in masks carrying out sometimes vengeful acts, but as Rivera points out, that’s the point.

“And you know, that group Los Olvidados, that’s a real group, man. How sad and how badass that is. It goes both ways. The orphans and the cartel. That’s heavy, bro,” he reflected, before considering how some orphans might feel under these trying circumstances. “I wouldn’t even think about that. I wouldn’t have even thought about that. ‘But you know what, you killed my parents, bro, I’m out to get you.’ What a concept.”

According to the 57-year-old actor, his return to this world was made all the more exciting by introducing audiences to vibrant Latino communities created with care by a largely Latino cast and crew.

“This is the first time I’ve seen this [many] people like me on one show, you get what I’m saying? Also, behind the scenes, Kurt [Sutter, the series co-creator] made a point of that and that’s how it’s been going. It makes me proud,” he stated. “At first, I was nervous about that because SOA was so good, you know. But when I saw what they had I wasn’t worried anymore. I’m just proud… We’ve been waiting a long time for this opportunity. These guys came to play, man.”

Rivera also commented on the importance of tackling the border war, stating: “I think it’s the perfect time. They got with what’s happening right now. It’s scary but it’s happening right now.”

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Now that the season is three episodes in, viewers are able to see how it’s similar to SOA and how it’s a total departure. In many ways, it’s far more topical in its subject matter, often making the violence more timely and tragic, like the burning of the two Mexicans in episode 2. Although Rivera refused to offer details on what fans can expect to see, he did promise big things are on the way.

“All the way to the last page of episode 10, I was like… ‘I can’t wait for next season now,’ you dig? And I’m not the type of guy to get excited, bro,” he said. “I’m really excited about this show.”

After 25 years in the business, Rivera discussed just how special working on this show is to him.

“I’m in the last quarter of my life and it’s like, I feel like a little kid right now,” he said. “I’ve been doing this a long time. At the end of the day, it’s just a job. I love what I do. And then I come to this job and it’s like my love for acting has started all over again. It’s like I’m starting again. I can’t wait to go to work… I’ve got it pretty damn good.”

New episodes of Mayans M.C. air on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

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The JungleSeptember 25, 20182min0

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Actor

Paul John Vasquez

Dead at 48

9/25/2018 4:03 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Paul John Vasquez — who played a bunch of minor roles in huge TV shows, including “Sons of Anarchy,” “NYPD Blue” and “CSI: NY” — has died … TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Vasquez tell TMZ … Vasquez died Monday night from an apparent heart attack at his father’s home in San Jose. We’re told his dad found him unconscious and paramedics were called but they were unable to revive him. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Vasquez is the second actor from the popular TV show to have died in the last few months. We broke the story … Alan O’Neill was found dead by his girlfriend back in June but no foul play was suspected.

Vasquez appeared in 2 episodes of ‘SoA’ back in 2011. According to his IMDB profile, Vasquez wrote the short film “Thug Alley” which was in pre-production. He was 48.

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The JungleSeptember 25, 20183min0

Mandy Moore stunned in a daring white dress by Turkish-Parisian brand Dice Kayak while she attended the Dujour magazine cover party at TAO Downtown in New York City. 

The This Is Us actress proved she can pull off anything in the structural dress with ruffle statement shoulders and skirt — a far more interesting, fashion-forward alternative to a basic little white dress.

Moore completed the outfit with minimalist accessories to focus all the attention on the frock, thanks to her black ankle-strap sandals and Gabriela Hearst pouch bag. 

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The side-parted, slicked-back ‘do, ear crawler and purple eyeshadow and liner added to the elevated, modern look. (And it’s an easy way to add a little pop of color.) 

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See Moore’s reaction to the cast of Queer Eye dubbing her best dressed:

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