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Dinner for new friends at our house.

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Rob Lowe helped firefighters and then invited them to help themselves to a meal after they worked to save his home and others’ in the path of the wind-whipped Thomas Fire, which has been burning since Dec. 4 and most recently was threatening homes in Montecito. 

“Dinner for new friends at our house,” the “Code Black” actor wrote Sunday on Instagram, captioning a photo of firefighters filling their plates with cheeseburgers, spaghetti and more in what looks to be Lowe’s kitchen.

“Thank you to all the crews from all over the country who stood tall and saved my town. #respect #gratitude,” he said in a second post.

Helping earlier today. You do what you can, but when it’s time.. you GO.

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Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers — and go down in the history books in the process.

“There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history,” he tweeted Sunday night after current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it known he’d be putting the franchise on the market. 

“I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine,” the music and fashion mogul, a.k.a. Sean Combs, explained in a video on Instagram. “I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year's starting quarterback.”

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Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers — and go down in the history books in the process.

“There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history,” he tweeted Sunday night after current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it known he’d be putting the franchise on the market. 

“I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine,” the music and fashion mogul, a.k.a. Sean Combs, explained in a video on Instagram. “I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year's starting quarterback.”

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Tavis Smiley in 2015.
Tavis Smiley in 2015. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Tavis Smiley called out PBS on Monday for making what he calls “a huge mistake” when it stopped distributing his show over allegations of sexual misconduct against him. 

“I'm going to do anything to protect my reputation,” Smiley said on “Good Morning America.”

PBS didn’t take the host’s morning-show offensive sitting down.

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Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017.
Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Britain’s Princess Charlotte.

The wee royal will not only gain a new sibling in April and a new aunt in May, she’ll also begin her academic career by attending nursery school this January.

The 2-year-old princess, fourth in line to the British throne, will attend Willcocks Nursery School in London in the new year, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.

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Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017.
Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Britain’s Princess Charlotte.

The wee royal will not only gain a new sibling in April and a new aunt in May, she’ll also begin her academic career by attending nursery school this January.

The 2-year-old princess, fourth in line to the British throne, will attend Willcocks Nursery School in London in the new year, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.

Stephen Colbert has ridden anti-Trump sentiment to the top of the late-night pack. And in just a few weeks, he’ll expand his empire of presidential mockery to Showtime. 

On Monday, the premium cable network announced that “Our Cartoon President,” an animated parody series inspired by a popular running bit on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” will debut on Feb. 11. 

Executive produced by Colbert and “Late Show” showrunner Chris Licht, “Our Cartoon President” will “follow the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members” and offer an “all-access look at a typical day in the life of the President of the United States,” according to Showtime. 

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Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan
Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan (Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images, left; Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images, right)

Actress Amber Tamblyn has called out her friend Rose McGowan for criticizing the women reportedly planning a fashion-fueled protest at the Golden Globes.

McGowan, who is chief among those accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and assault, called out the women who worked with the disgraced producer, including Meryl Streep, for saying they would wear black at the upcoming award show to protest gender inequality and sexual assault.

In Saturday tweets that have since been removed, the “Charmed” alum wrote: “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem.

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Truthfully, I'm just more experienced. I can get to places — and I'm talking in actor-speak now — but I can get to where I need to get faster now. I can understand when it's off, and I know it quicker; I know the signals and I'm better at redirecting it. But my approach is still the same. I've always liked to mix it up a bit.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Brad Pitt's double play

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 I don't know who you think I am, but I audition for every part I get, almost across the board. If it's a part in a Steve McQueen movie with Michael Fassbender in it and Brad Pitt's producing it — odds are I'm not the only girl in town who wants that part, which means I'm going to have to fight like a lady haggling over a shoe at a Barneys sale. I'm going to have to be ready to put some elbows in some eyes.