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Rose McGwoan
Rose McGwoan (Richard Shotwell / Invision)

E! is enlisting in the #RoseArmy.

On Tuesday, the network ordered “Citizen Rose,” a documentary series that will follow actress and filmmaker Rose McGowan, who in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal has also become one of Hollywood’s most outspoken activists.

The five-part limited series is “a project that reflects a dramatically changing world,” according to E!, and will take viewers behind the scenes of McGowan’s “tumultuous and fascinating life” as she prepares to release her memoir, “Brave,” and rallies her supporters on social media. 

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  • Birthdays
(Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

I love my job, and I think everyone who is an actor has such a passion for what they do, but there are certain times when the business, the dynamics of it and the negative side, seems to overshadow the joys of it. But when you make relationships with people that are solid and substantial, it makes it feel more real.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: To greater heights

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Justin Timberlake is getting back to nature — with a little help from Pharrell Williams, among others.

Timberlake tweeted Monday that his new album, “Man of the Woods,” is coming on Feb. 2 and said, “It’s personal.”

“This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I’ve ever written, where I’m from,” he says in an outdoorsy video clip with the announcement that shows him walking in fields of snow, through rows of cornstalks and waist-deep in a lake.

  • Celebrity
(Emma McIntyre / AFP/Getty Images)

There’s a new man in Jessica Alba’s life: It’s her brand new baby boy.

The “Sin City” actress and her husband, Cash Warren, welcomed their third child — their first son — on New Year’s Eve and shared a sweet photo of the snoozing newborn on Instagram that publicly inducted him into the family of five.

“Hayes Alba Warren 12/31/17 Best gift to ring in the New Year!!” the 36-year-old Honest Co. co-founder wrote. “Cash and I feel so blessed. Haven and Honor are already obsessed with their new baby bro.” 

Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson (Charles Sykes / Associated Press)

And the winner is … Miss America.

The Miss America Organization has chosen Gretchen Carlson, the 1989 titleholder and former “Fox & Friends” cohost, as its new chair and added three other former title holders to its board of directors in the wake of an email scandal that saw the head of the contest and other executives resigning. 

Significantly, the decision comes after Carlson and fellow former Miss Americas Mallory Hagan and Kate Shindle banded together behind a petition last week demanding that the entire Miss America Organization board step down.

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(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress who became a reality star and DJ, is going from the simple life to the married life.

Hilton confirmed on Tuesday that actor beau Chris Zylka had popped the question and she said “yas.”

“I said Yas! So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life. My best friend & soulmate,” she tweeted, captioning a snowbound photo of “The Leftovers” actor down on one knee, proposing. “Perfect for me in every way. So dedicated, loyal, loving & kindhearted. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! You are my dream come true!”

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

The fallout from Carrie Underwood’s freak accident in November was far worse than she initially indicated and included an injury to her face that left her “not quite looking the same.”

The country crooner revealed Sunday in a note to her fan club that the tumble she took outside her Nashville home a few months ago not only broke her wrist but also resulted in a severe facial cut that required “40 to 50 stitches.” 

The 34-year-old Grammy winner, who is the face of Olay and Almay, said that for some time she wasn’t ready to talk about it. That seems to be why she’s recently kept her mug off social media, save for a selfie showing her bundled up in a scarf last week.

  • Birthdays
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

I think hip-hop is the only music that integrates rock, pop, jazz, blues and R&B, but radio has become very sectioned. I just came back from doing a tour in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, and it's amazing how you can hear all this on one radio station -- not just in a mix but regularly played.

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(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The whole tendency now is to improvise everything. ... And maybe 30, 40 years ago this naturalistic approach, where you looked beyond the text for the character, was considered a necessary antidote to some of the excesses of the past. But now it's gone the other way. It's become lazy and indulgent, and I think it's got to go back to what was told to us when we first learned Shakespeare. That if you speak the verse, you don't have to amble around looking for subtext. You know? Just say the lines.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Speaking Freely of 'Amistad'

  • Birthdays
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

My goal was just stir things up. It was the same when I started doing poetry in 1971. I thought the format of reading poetry was getting really dead, and I still believed it could be a viable force, a great communication outlet. My motivation was to try to put the blood back into the form — to get it away from being so boring. It was the same thing later with rock 'n' roll.