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NFL Plans to Appeal New Tom Brady's Deflategate Decision - Read the Statement

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has just released a statement saying the NFL disagrees with the decision to overturn Tom Brady‘s suspension and they will be filing an appeal.

“We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today’s decision. We will appeal today’s ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. The commissioner’s responsibility to secure the competitive fairness of our game is a paramount principle, and the league and our 32 clubs will continue to pursue a path to that end. While the legal phase of this process continues, we look forward to focusing on football and the opening of the regular season,” Roger wrote in a statement.

Word came today that Tom‘s NFL suspension would be lifted.

Serayah Says Her 'Empire' Character Tiana 'Is Crazy'

Serayah gets cheeky in this inside shot from the October 2015 issue of ASOS.

Here’s what the 19-year-old Empire actress had to share:

On her character Tiana: “When I got the lines for my first audition, I was like, ‘Tiana is crazy!’ She’s just met this guy and she goes backstage with him and is supposed to do crazy things with him – that we ended up not doing – which I’m so glad for! She’s so racy and the opposite of me, but then in some ways, so me, because she wants to be a performer and is into entertainment. I really connect with that side of her, but a lot of things she does I’m like, ‘Ooookkkaaaayyy… Really guys?’ But that’s Tiana!”

On how she first met Taylor Swift: “I was driving, and my mum called me, saying, ‘So guess who just called me? Taylor Swift!’ I was clicking the volume on the phone to make sure I’d heard properly. Mum was trying to explain and I kept cutting her off with questions! She said that Taylor had asked for my number so she could talk through everything about the video, I was like, ‘Don’t ask me! Just get her to text me now!’ When Taylor called, she said, ‘Thank you so much for saying you’ll do it’ and I replied, ‘Come on! Anything! I’m there!’ But it just shows that huge pop stars or actors or actresses can still have that humility, which is so inspiring. A lot of people, as they get bigger, they lose that, so it’s really cool to see someone leading by example. Especially for young girls.”

On her future acting plans: “[I want to] Do a feature film. I want to play a superhero and do crazy stunts. When I did Bad Blood, I was like, ‘This is everything!’ I want to master my music sound and what it is that I represent. My long-term goals… get behind the camera to direct and produce, invest in real estate and have a family.”

Serayah is also pictured below at the cover celebration held at Gjelina on Monday afternoon (August 31) in Venice, Calif.


Empire’s Serayah McNeill interview & ASOS Magazine cover shoot

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Shonda Rhimes & Her Leading Ladies Cover EW's New Issue!

Shonda Rhimes and her leading ladies, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo, and Viola Davis take the cover of EW‘s latest issue!

There are four separate covers highlighting Shonda‘s his ABC shows Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal. Here’s what the cast had to share about their shows:

Ellen, on the sexist response to McDreamy’s death: “All of a sudden, ­Patrick [Dempsey] leaves, and it’s like, Oh my God, ­Meredith’s gonna get killed with Alzheimer’s! The show couldn’t possibly go on ­without the man!”

Viola, on colorism in the entertainment industry: “You have to come from Detroit or Atlanta to be black. If you have John Denver on your iPod and you come from Central Falls, Rhode Island, then: Eh, you trickle-down black woman.”

Kerry, on why it’s different to work for a female showrunner: “I was talking to an actress who’s pregnant and really worried about telling her bosses, and I said, ‘Yeah, when I told my boss I was pregnant, she literally jumped up and down in my trailer.’ I don’t know if there’s a male show­runner who would do that.”

For more from the ladies, visit EW.com!

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Bryan Cranston is playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO's new adaptation of All The Way and the first photo from the production was just released. Bryan looks almost identical to the former President! Bryan played the role live on Broadway and won a Tony Award for his portrayal. Check out Bryan Cranston as the former President here...

Jennifer Aniston & Kate Hudson Snap an On Set Selfie!

Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson snapped this super cute selfie on the set of their upcoming movie Mother’s Day!

“Day 1: Who’s that gorgeous lady peekin over my shoulder😍 #SuchFun #GirlsAtWork 👯 #MothersDayMovie #LetsConvinceJenToGetOnInstagram 😜” Kate captioned the photo of the pair on her Instagram account. Jen has been filming for a few days now in Georgia.

“Gearing up for a fun one 💃💃💃 🎥 #MothersDayMovie #BackToWerk #JenAndJulia 😍👯 #CominAtchaLadies😀🙌” Kate captioned another photo of her prep work.

Check out both of the new photos below!

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Chris Evans' Directorial Debut Has Done Great VOD Numbers!

Chris Evans steps out on the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie Before We Go on Wednesday (September 2) at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old actor, who made his directorial debut with the film, was joined by his co-star Alice Eve.

Before We Go doesn’t come out in theaters until this weekend, but it has been available on VOD and iTunes since July 21. Deadline notes that the film has done great business on demand, grossing $1.53 million prior to its theatrical release. The movie was even the first pre-theatrical film this year to make it into the top 5 on iTunes and the top 10 on Rentrak’s weekly chart!

FYI: Chris is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

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JJ Links Around The Web

  • Amanda Peterson's cause of death revealed - US Weekly
  • Mel Gibson cleared in alleged paparazzi attack - TMZ
  • Britney Spears... banned from dating?! - Gossip Cop
  • Jennifer Lawerence stuns in new Dior ad - Just Jared Jr
  • Kylie Jenner launches an anti-bullying campaign - Radar
  • Robert Pattinson crashed a wedding in Ireland - Huffington Post
  • We didn't see this celeb split coming - Lainey Gossip
  • Start polishing Cate Blanchett's next Oscar - The Hollywood Reporter

President Obama Shows Off His Dance Moves in Alaska!

  • President Obama was really busting a move in Alaska – US Weekly
  • Kellan Lutz did an insanely dangerous workout – TMZ
  • Find out how Meghan Trainor is doing after her surgery – Entertainment Weekly
  • Have you seen Jennifer Lawrence‘s new Dior ad? – Just Jared Jr
  • Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are in NYC together – Lainey Gossip
  • Kim Kardashian celebrates 45 million Instagram followers – TooFab
  • Who should play Desi in the Lucille Ball biopic – MTV
  • Only Emily Ratajkowski can make a turtleneck look this sexy – Popsugar

Janet Jackson Reveals 'Unbreakable' Album Cover & Tracklist!

Janet Jackson looks absolutely amazing on the just released cover art for her brand new album Unbreakable!

The 49-year-old entertainer re-teamed with producer/songwriter superstars Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for her first studio album in seven years, which is set to be released worldwide on October 2nd!

“It’s wonderful to be creating again with Janet. From songwriting, producing, arranging, singing, dancing, acting, she deftly does it all and truly personifies the word artist,” Jimmy said in a statement. “Unbreakable is a gift to all of her fans who have steadfastly stood by her. It is a subject for conversation, a plea for compassion, and a call for action from someone who’s come a long way, but’s got a long way to go, and has much to say about it. In other words, if you want to know what’s on her mind you only have to listen.”

Unbreakable includes lead single “No Sleeep” featuring J.Cole and a brand new collaboration with Missy Elliott titled “Burnitup!”

Click inside to see Janet Jackson’s full tracklist for UnbreakableMore Here! »

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