Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Laverne Cox took our breath away while starring as Sophia on Orange Is the New Black, and she’s proved once is just not enough. While taking some much needed time off, the transgender actress took to Instagram to display one of the rarest of celebrity looks -- a makeup-free face.
"Finally a few days to relax. I feel so privileged to be able to do work that I love and very privileged to be able to take time off occasionally. I take none of it lightly. Always good to have days with no makeup to let my skin breath. #washfacenobase #TransIsBeautiful," the LGBT advocate captioned the photo.
The actress also showed off some of her sexy assets in a black sheer one-piece bathing suit to compliment her clean, vibrant skin.
Cox joins the likes of Rhianna, Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian, who have all gone without makeup for their social media followers.
Cox will be reprising her role, orange jumpsuit and all, when Orange Is the New Black returns June 12 on Netflix.
ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- It's a sad day for Bachelor fans.Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have ended their engagement, ABC News has confirmed.
"Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," his rep said in a statement. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey."
The news was first confirmed by Bachelorette Executive Producer Mike Fleiss, who tweeted, "Sad news to report: @souleschris and @whitbisch are no longer engaged..."
The franchise's host Chris Harrison told E! News, "I'm truly sorry to learn that Chris and Whitney have ended their engagement. I consider them both friends and will do anything I can to support them during a tough time."
Soules, who starred in the last season of the ABC reality show, proposed to the Chicago-based fertility nurse in the March finale. She was a mainstay in L.A. during his stint on Dancing with the Stars, and more recently joined him in Iowa, where his family owns a farm.
However, as of last week, she was back in Chicago, according to her tweets, while he remained in Arlington.
Comedy Central(NEW YORK) -- Comedy Central has picked the day Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show -- September 28.
The announcement comes in a brief video released Thursday, in which Noah apparently sneaks onto the Daily Show set and behind the desk.
"Welcome to the Daily Show!" he repeats, practicing his opening, as well as some different poses, including a few karate moves and a sexy pose with his rear facing the camera.
At one point, Noah describes his show as "new and sexy." That's about the time outgoing host Jon Stewart appears behind him, standing silently until Noah turns around and sees him. "Oh sh**!" Noah exclaims, and hustles away.
Stewart will say goodbye to The Daily Show August 6.
South African-born Noah, 31, first appeared on The Daily Show last December in a segment titled "Spot the Africa," during which he highlighted African stereotypes by comparing America to African nations, including Noah’s home country. Largely unknown in America outside of his Comedy Central appearances, Noah is a popular stand-up comic in Europe.
Lacey Terrell/HBO(LOS ANGELES) -- True Detective's writers and actors have been very secretive about the plot for season two. AndVince Vaughn, who will portray career criminal Frank Semyon in the gritty TV drama, isn't helping any.
When asked about his character on Thursday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Vaughn quipped, "I am Elsa," he said, referencing the Disney film Frozen. "I'm supposed to keep it under wraps, but I'm so excited, I can't contain myself. I'm freezing and kissing and freezing and kissing."
Still, Vaughn did reveal a bit about the show: "It's a crime story that takes place in Los Angeles and it's a whole new story. The writer and creator of [season one] is just tremendous, Nick Pizzolato, and he's the writer of this one as well, and it's been a lot of fun. The characters are very interesting, very complicated."
Although he's best known as a comedic actor, Vaughn said he took the True Detective role because it allowed him to explore another side of his acting. "I just thought it was tremendous, and for me, I haven't done drama in a while. So to get a chance to go into something so well put together, I felt very excited," he said.
Unlike the original series, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the new season will revolve around three police officers -- Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch -- and a longtime criminal, Vaughn, in the aftermath of a murder. It premieres June 21.
Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Aunt Becky -- the wife ofJohn Stamos' Uncle Jesse on Full House -- will be back for Fuller House, the Netflix spinoff of the '90s sitcom.
"I’m very excited," Lori Loughlin, the actress who played Rebecca Katsopolis, said Thursday on Good Morning America. "Officially I am going to be a part of the reboot, or spin off, Fuller House."
Loughlin previously told Access Hollywood she'd appear on the planned show only if "the powers that be are fair to all of us."
Three of Loughlin's Full House co-stars -- Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber -- are already signed on to the show, scheduled to premiere in 2016. Bure's character will reportedly be a widowed mother of three, who has her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy, played by Sweetin and Barber, respectively, move in to help.
As far as how Loughlin fits into the series, the actress said, "We're gonna help Candace and Jodie and Andrea spin-off the new show Fuller House. So we'll come back, and we'll do the first episode and then maybe throughout the season we'll pop up here and there."
The show will also feature guest appearances by original stars Dave Coulier and Loughlin's on-screen husband, John Stamos, but two of the show’s biggest stars, twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, have declined to participate.
"We would have loved it, it would have been great but I understand," Loughlin said of the Olsen sisters' reluctance to reprise their role of Michelle, Aunt Becky’s niece.
Universal(NEW YORK) -- Chris Pratt is proving that he's all-American. The actor posted a video to Facebook Wednesday, teaching his son the Pledge of Allegiance.
The video, which has been viewed over 880,000 times, was paired with this caption: "Meant to post this on #MemorialDay but I was in China and my phone wasn't working. I'm proud to be American. I'm blessed to get to travel the world! #IPledgeAllegiance."
In the 34-second video, his son Jackrepeats everything he says.
Pratt is gearing up to star in Jurassic World, which opens nationwide June 12.
Meant to post this on #MemorialDay but I was in China and my phone wasn't working. I'm proud to be American. I'm blessed to get to travel the world! #IPledgeAllegiance
Vivian Zink/NBC(NEW YORK) -- David Duchovny will return to The X-Files universe in early 2016, but in the meantime he's starring in a new drama for NBC.
Aquarius, premiering Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time, is set in 1967 Los Angeles, and features Duchovny as a homicide detective investigating the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl who, it turns out, has become one of Charles Manson's followers.
Duchovny believes that people's memories of the 1960s have been tainted because of Manson, who's played by Game of Thrones actor Gethin Anthony on the miniseries.
He told reporters, "The hippies got blamed for anarchy and murder through Charles Manson, he became a symbol."
Duchovny is generally not a fan of cop dramas, but he argued that Aquarius takes a different approach to problem-solving.
He said, "I think the technology makes for really bad storytelling, 'cause you have these CSI things and it's like just f***in' dust it. Now we got our killer."
"I'm like a Sherlock Holmes fan, deductive reasoning is a much more interesting way to solve. I actually like the Aquarius frame of mind better, which is, how do I outsmart this guy, how do I trap this guy. Not, he sneezed, we got him," he continued.
Following the series premiere of Aquarius, NBC will release all 13 episodes on its website and mobile app.
You'll be able to catch Duchovny in Fox's X-Files revival beginning January 24, 2016.
Claudette Barius/Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- The boys are back in Hollywood. In the film adaptation of the hit HBO series Entourage, Adrian Grenier's Vincent Chase wants to step behind the camera to write and direct his first big-budget film. Grenier told ABC Radio what else fans can expect from the film.
"It's everything that you always want from Entourage. It's the American dream," he said at the New York City premiere inside the Paris Theater Wednesday night. "It's the lifestyle that's the most exciting and indulgent with no consequences. But fundamentally it's about doing it with your friends, your family and living a ride with the people you love."
Kevin Dillon, who portrays his older brother Johnny "Drama" Chase, agreed.
"It's just a little more Entourage. We haven't strayed away from it too much. It's going to be almost more like season two [or] season three when the guys are together more, but yet it's bigger and it's longer. We have moments where we can actually take a beat. On the show, we couldn't even really take a dramatic pause or a comedic beat here and there. So, from an actor's point of view it's better because you can do that kind of stuff."
What can we expect from fan-favorite Vinny? Grenier said of his character, "He's got such a big heart and he's so selfless. Even though he could and has earned the right to be selfish and indulge everything he always wanted, he still remains like a selfless guy."
In the film, moviegoers can expect tons of cameos, including from Liam Neeson, Ed O'Neill, Kelsey Grammer and Andrew Dice Clay.
For Grenier, one musician who made a cameo was his favorite. "I'm a huge fan of Pharrell's and love his environmental work as well as his music so it was an honor to work with him."
Entourage, also starring Jerry Ferrara as Turtle and Jeremy Piven as agent Ari Gold, hits theaters June 3.
David Welker/TLC(NEW YORK) -- While TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting after a report revealed sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar, there's speculation that a spin-off of the reality series could happen at the cable network.
People magazine, citing a source close to the Duggars, says a show centered on a couple of newlyweds in the family, Jill and Derick Dillard and Jessa and Ben Seewald, is a possibility.
The source says of 19 Kids and Counting, "The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway -- mainly Jill and Jessa and their marriages and babies."
"That's when the show got its highest ratings," the source adds.
Last week, In Touch magazine reported that Josh Duggar was investigated in 2006 for alleged misconduct starting when he was 14 years old.
He responded to the report in a statement provided to People magazine and later posted to Facebook, admitting, "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. ...I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged."
On Friday, TLC announced it was pulling all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting from the air. Since then, a number of the show's sponsors have dropped out. The latest sponsors to cut ties, according to reports, include CVS, H&R Block and Keurig.
Adam Rose/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Some positive news for Lindsay Lohan -- she's completed the community service obligations required of her in connection with a 2012 reckless driving case.
Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White told E! News Wednesday that the Mean Girls star has fulfilled her obligations ahead of Thursday's deadline, which coincides with a court hearing in the matter.
In February, a Los Angeles judge ordered Lohan, 28, to perform an additional 125 hours of community service after a prosecutor questioned community service credit the actress received while in London working on her play, Speed-the-Plow.
Lohan was ordered to perform community service as part of her sentence related to her crash with a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway.
The Hollywood Reporter(LOS ANGELES) -- Amy Schumer thinks she's figured out the reason for the inequality of women in show business.
"I think people hate women," the Inside Amy Schumer creator and star declared during a roundtable of comedic actresses assembled by The Hollywood Reporter for its June 5 edition.
"I don't think they want to hear a woman talk for too long," adds the 33-year-old comedian. "A lot of people project their mom yelling at them."
"My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I'm not saying all men hate women, but there's such an aggression," she states.
Schumer was joined by Girls' Lena Dunham, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper, Jane the Virgin'sGina Rodriguez, Black-ish's Tracee Ellis Ross and Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon for a discussion about the struggles of being a woman in the entertainment business and the sexism they've encountered throughout their careers.
"I was up for a role and auditioned in character," Rodriguez, 30, tells the industry trade publication. "They're like, 'We love her. But can she come back in with a tight black dress?'"
"I said, 'That doesn't make any sense for the character.' They were like, 'We need to know if you're pretty enough to be on the cover of a magazine,'" notes Rodriguez.
Dunham, 29, recalls a man who not only refused to take her seriously as the creator, writer, producer and star of her HBO series, but also body-shamed her afterwards.
"I heard a guy on my show say into his microphone, 'I hate this job. I can't wait to be back on a show where there's a man at the helm,'" she recalls. "Later, that same guy came up to me at lunch and said, 'You're really enjoying that buffet, aren't you?'"
The Hollywood Reporter's June 5 edition is available now.
Peter Kramer/NBC(HOUSTON) -- Jeremy Renner had a little downtime during a trip to Houston, Texas, for the Comicpalooza convention, so he decided to crash a wedding.
"There was a reception at the bar in the hotel I stayed in," the Avengers: Age of Ultron star tells Peoplemagazine. However, he was careful not to upstage the guests of honor.
"I was approached by many people to take photos," he explains, "and I said that this is the bride and groom's special night, so out of respect I declined photos not to take away attention from the real stars of the evening."
Renner notes he went so far as to hide "in the corner of the bar as to not draw attention and have a beverage after my day of work."
"I did enjoy conversations with many of the guests for about 15 minutes and went off to enjoy the sights of Houston for the night," recalls the 44-year-old actor, who adds, "I also shared my congratulations to the guests and the bride and groom."
Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Note to young fans: Taylor Swift is not your mom.
While catching up with her fans on Tumblr this week, Taylor addressed one girl in particular who keeps calling her “mom.” She responded to a video from the girl’s actual mom, in which the woman asks her daughter to stop using the maternal term to refer to Taylor.
In case you’re not aware, teens use “mom” as a compliment to describe a super cool female whom they wish would be their second mom.
"Maddie," Taylor writes to the girl. "This is a passionate plea and I see her reasoning. Your mom birthed you. I was off playing in coffee houses. Your mom tended to you when you cried as a toddler. I drew lyrics on my arms and stomped around in cowboy boots while you cried in the night. Your mom taught you how to speak and read. I was like ‘come on! Let’s all have fun and jump around at this concert and paint our faces with glitter!’"
"So no, I have not earned the right to be referred to as your 'Mom,’" she continues. "I’m more like your crazy aunt. So you shall not call me 'Mom’. No, it’s Aunt Becky."
In case you forgot, “Becky” refers to an Internet meme Taylor embraced last year.
Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Has Khloe Kardashian moved on from rapper French Montana to former basketball player Rick Fox?
According to Us Weekly, the two were spotted last Friday on a date at Casa Vega, a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks neighborhood.
Several eyewitnesses said they saw the two come in late and grab a table. One source added, "It looked to be a fun date. She seemed happy."
The magazine says the pair have known each other for years.
Fox, who is set to reprise his role on BET's The Game when it returns this fall, was previously married to Vanessa Williams. He also was linked to Bring It On actress Eliza Dushku. The two split last year.
Kardashian was last seen with her on-again, off-again boyfriend French Montana in March. She split with her estranged husband, basketball player Lamar Odom, in 2013.
David M. Russell/CBS(NEW YORK) -- When Kalinda, played by Archie Panjabi, and Alicia, played by Julianna Margulies, shared a final scene together on the recent season finale of The Good Wife, it almost seemed too good to be true.
After the scene aired, rumors spread online that the two actresses shot the scene separately and the final product was computer generated.
"All I can say is this: The decision making process is not something I'm privy to," Panjabi cryptically toldE! News when asked about the rumors.
The actress, who was on the CBS drama since 2009 before exiting at the end of this seaon, did admit that "it was hard to say goodbye." But, she added, her departure had been in the works for two years.
So, don't expect her to return in the future. "I don't think so," she told E!, explaining that Kalinda, "came in as a mystery and left as a mystery."
The plan now is for Panjabi to headline a drama pilot for 20th Century TV this spring.