NICKI CLYNE DEFENDS NXIVM: Battlestar Galactica star Nicki Clyne defended herself and wife Allison Mack’s devotion to the sex cult NXIVM. Speaking to CBS’ The Morning, she said: “It’s very unfortunate the way that the word NXIVM has been applied and is now synonymous with the term sexual cult, which I don’t even know how to define what that is.” Keith Raniere was convicted on a number of charges in 2019, including launching a master-slave sex group where women were allegedly forced to have sex with him, go on restrictive diets and have his initials branded into their skin. He is awaiting sentencing behind bars. Clyne has not been charged with a crime; Mack has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges. 

SHANNEN DOHERTY IS HERE: The 49-year-old Shannen Doherty is not giving up, despite the resurgence of breast cancer. She tells Elle of her battle with stage 4 cancer: “There are things I need to say to my mom [Rosa]. I want my husband [Kurt Iswarienko] to know what he’s meant to me.” She adds: “But whenever it comes time for me to do it, it feels so final. It feels like you’re signing off, and I’m not signing off,” she says. “I feel like I’m a very, very healthy human being. It’s hard to wrap up your affairs when you feel like you’re going to live another 10 or 15 years.”

THE CROWN REVEALS FIRST LOOKS: Fans are getting their first looks at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in Netflix’s The Crown. The fourth season of the hit drama returns November 15th, and will also feature Queen Elizabeth II, played by Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter’s Princess Margaret.

ROBERT PATTINSON RECOGNIZES POTENTIAL BATMAN FAILURE: Robert Pattinson has signed on the play the Dark Knight in a trilogy of new Batman movies, and he know there is a definite possibility it won’t work out as planned. He told Total Film Magazine: ″There's a slightly different feeling when you know loads and loads of people are going to watch something you're working on. I weirdly enjoyed it during Twilight, the idea that you can mess it up. I guess I felt confident. I wanted to be on the big stage." He added: ″One of the things that are interesting is learning how to be Batman. It's a criminological experiment. He's trying to figure out what he can do to change this place. He's seeing he's not having any of the effect he wants to have. That's when the murders start to happen … and it opens up a whole new world of corruption. Without being an origin tale, it ends up touching on his origins.″

KHLOE KARDASHIAN DRAGGED FOR BEYONCE-ESQUE PICTURE: Khloe Kardashian was trending social media yesterday (September 29th) after posting picture that many thought resembled Beyonce. Khloe posted a photo for her new partnership with Ipsy and the Beyhive immediately accused her of Blackface. One person wrote, "Someone please tell me why Khloe Kardashian is doing Beyonce cosplay." Another person wrote, "Be Beyonce or die trying."