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Catt Sadler
Catt Sadler (Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images)

Catt Sadler has left E! after failing to agree on a contract with the entertainment network. She blamed her departure on a “massive pay disparity” between her and male “E! News” anchor Jason Kennedy. 

“[W]hen E reached out to renew and extend my deal,” she wrote Tuesday on her blog, “I learned that he wasn’t just making a little more than I was. In fact, he was making close to double my salary for the past several years.”

At contract-renewal time, she said, “My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly.”

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Val Kilmer in 2013
Val Kilmer in 2013 (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

When “Top Gun” and “Batman Forever” heartthrob Val Kilmer was diagnosed with throat cancer a few years ago, he denied the reports on social media. 

Now the 57-year-old has opened up about his two-year battle with the disease. He underwent chemotherapy and had a procedure on his trachea that left him with a raspy voice and shortness of breath, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which interviewed him alongside his two kids, Mercedes, 26, and Jack, 22.

But Kilmer said his health and faith (he’s a Christian Scientist) have put life in perspective for him.

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Mark Ruffalo.
Mark Ruffalo. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

“Spotlight” star Mark Ruffalo is not mourning the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, formerly the archbishop of Boston. 

“This was a terrible human being,” the actor tweeted early Wednesday. “One can only hope the countless sexual abuse of children he allowed and the subsequent profound suffering he hid will come to an end with his demise.” 

Ruffalo was nominated for an Oscar for his “Spotlight” portrayal of a Boston Globe reporter on the investigative team that in 2002 exposed child molestation and its cover-up in the Boston Archdiocese. Law, who died early Wednesday in Rome, was a key figure in the scandal, which spread from its Boston epicenter to eventually rock the entire Catholic Church.

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What really bums me out is when people in movies are scared to look not cool and you can see someone protecting that vulnerability and willingness to emotionally fall on your face. I, for better or for worse, cannot do that kind of stuff.

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“Late Night” host Seth Meyers and “The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon gleefully skewered the president Tuesday with the help of the animatronic Trump statue recently unveiled at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The statue, which joined likenesses of past U.S. leaders at the park’s Hall of Presidents attraction, has been widely panned for its take on 45.

“Disney World, was that supposed to go in the Haunted Mansion?” Meyers quipped, sharing an image of the new figure. “Even Lincoln is looking at him like ‘this is the worst thing that ever happened to me.’”

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The confetti has fallen, and Blake Shelton has once again triumphed as a coach on the 13th season of NBC’s “The Voice,” this time with his stolen protégé Chloe Kohanski.

The 23-year-old Nashville resident was the last one standing, with second place going to Addison Agen, third to Brooke Simpson and fourth place Red Marlow.

Here’s video of the dramatic unveiling, and underneath that, the finale performance that featured Kohanski and Billy Idol.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, seen in this portrait by Lord Snowdon taken in 1982.
Diana, Princess of Wales, seen in this portrait by Lord Snowdon taken in 1982. (Associated Press)

“Diana,” the musical, is coming to La Jolla Playhouse.

The theater announced that a Princess Diana musical created by writer-lyricist Joe DiPietro and songwriter David Bryan (keyboardist for Bon Jovi) will have its world premiere as part of the company’s 2018-19 season. The director will be Christopher Ashley, the company’s artistic director and the 2017 Tony winner for “Come From Away.”  

Ashley, DiPietro and Bryan previously teamed on the Broadway hit “Memphis,” which launched in La Jolla. "Diana" was workshopped in New York in the summer.

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Watch the "Ocean's 8" trailer.

Move over, Danny Ocean. It’s sister Debbie’s time to shine. 

The first trailer for 2018’s highly anticipated “Ocean’s 8” dropped Tuesday morning, giving audiences their first real glimpse into the latest installation of the effortlessly stylish, unspeakably cool heist-movie franchise.

And this time, the ladies take center stage.

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John Legend.
John Legend. (Amy Harris / Invision/Associated Press)

John Legend will play Jesus of Nazareth in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” coming on Easter 2018 from NBC. 

“Just woke up to Andrew LLoyd Webber tweeting about me. It’s a good day,” the “All of Me” singer said Tuesday on social media, forwarding a message from the man behind the original musical’s music. 

“We are thrilled to have @johnlegend join us as Jesus for @JCSTheMusical Live! this Easter #TeamALW,” said Webber. He, Legend and lyricist Tim Rice are among the executive producers on NBC’s version. 

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It has been quite the year. So with the end of 2017 finally in sight, Trevor Noah and his “Daily Show” crew decided to take a special look back at all the craziness on their “Yearly Show 2017” special Monday night. 

“The year’s not over, but we’re all gonna die, so we figured, why not just do this?” Noah said. “This was a crazy year, 2017. Sexual harassment, Russians, Russians sexually harassing the election, something like that.”

But according to Noah, “if there’s one group of people who have defined this year, it’s been women.”