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Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Move over, ice water buckets: a new viral campaign has male celebrities grabbing their packages to raise awareness for testicular cancer. Both to get the word out about the disease -- and possibly remedy any remedial "shrinkage" from all those ALS Ice Bucket challenges -- famous folks like Hugh Jackman and Ricky Gervais were among the first stars to take part in #FeelingNuts.

The X-Men series star and apparently some gym buddies posed on his Instagram account, with Jackman writing, in part, "...#feelingnuts raising awareness for testicular cancer. Nominating @ActuallyNPH [Neil Patrick Harris] @michaelstrahan @rickygervais." Jackman also posted a dramatic video, captioning it with, "#feelingnuts in slomo! Raising awareness for testicular cancer. #youknowwhoyouare."

Gervais was game, with a picture that featured him flipping off the camera, punk rock style; he in turn nominated William Shatner and Will Arnett, saying to the latter, "You might need bigger hands. Am I right?" Arnett posted his own picture back to The Office co-creator, saying, "no..all good."


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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A California company is fighting to reanimate the original blond bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, similarly to other deceased celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson.

The icon has been dead for 52 years, but a court fight continues to brew over the use of her likeness. At stake is who gets to cash in when technology resurrects a superstar.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, a lawsuit was filed Wednesday against The estate of Marilyn Monroe by Virtual Marilyn LLC. In the lawsuit, Virtual Marilyn LLC alleges that it holds copyright registrations encompassing "audiovisual work and character artwork depicting a computer-generated virtual actress adopting the persona of Marilyn Monroe."

The lawsuit alleges that Monroe’s heirs are getting in the way of the computer-generated character.

"Marilyn Monroe’s estate claims that this is a violation of Marilyn’s rights even though she has passed away, but the people behind the Virtual Marilyn character believe they are well within their rights to have an impersonator virtually impersonating her,” said Matthew Belloni, executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter.

Terri D. Paolo, attorney for The Marilyn Monroe Estate, told ABC News that the estate does not comment on litigation matters.

This isn’t the first time that Monroe’s estate has challenged a possible CG performance, with a similar situation emerging in 2012 over talks of concerts featuring a “Virtual Marilyn.”

Monroe’s estate earns an estimated $30 million annually in licensing fees.


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ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Though the ABC series Mistresses has been picked up for a third season, star Alyssa Milano will not be a part of it.

Milano has announced on her website that she is leaving the soapy drama. She explained that production is being moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada, for financial reasons.

She continues, "It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can’t relocate. I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just can not [sic] uproot my children and separate the family by moving away."

Milano and her husband, David Bugliari, welcomed their second child, Elizabella Dylan Bugliari, last month.

Milano further wrote on her website that she'll "desperately" miss working on the show.

ABC announced earlier this week that it has renewed Mistresses. The show will return next summer.


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NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) -- Here's a schedule of Thursday night's TV premieres, with brief descriptions of new series. All times Eastern:

NBC

  • Bad Judge, 9 p.m. -- Kate Walsh plays a tough and wild Los Angeles judge. Will Ferrell is one of the executive producers of the comedy.
  • A to Z, 9:30 p.m. -- The romantic comedy chronicles the quirky romance of Andrew and Zelda, played by Mad Men's Ben Feldman and How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti.

Fox

  • Gracepoint, 9 p.m. -- Based on the British drama Broadchurch, the 10-episode "mystery event" revolves around the murder of a young boy in a small town. Doctor Who's David Tennant and Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn star.

The CW

  • The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m.
  • Reign, 9 p.m.


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Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- There's shake up in the casts of Bravo's Real Housewives franchise.

In New York, Bethenny Frankel is set to rejoin the cast of Real Housewives of New York City, US Weekly reports. The former talk show host is coming back to the series after leaving four years ago.

US says producers hope Frankel's return will help improve ratings, which fell to one million viewers last season from a record 2.6 million in season six.

"Bringing her back is a last-ditch effort," a source told the magazine.

Meanwhile, the trailer for season seven of Real Housewives of Atlanta was released Tuesday and fans can expect a lot of changes when the season premieres Nov. 9.

One, is that Porsha Williams has been downgraded from full time castmember to a recurring castmember. She confirmed the change on Instagram, saying, "No more peach for me, but I still love checking in with my girls" #Blessed #SomethingMajor #JustHereToSlay #TeamPorsha."

Fans can also expect the additions of castmembers Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney. In the trailer, we see Jordan already bumping heads with several people, including Williams, as Jordan cozied up to Williams' ex-husband, Kordell Stewart, even exchanging phone numbers.

Also in the trailer, fans get a sneak peek of the drama, including the continued deterioration of Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey's friendship. "[The] friend contract is dead," Bailey said in the preview.

The trailer also shows that after their happily ever after, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker's mothers still can't along.

Still, the big gasp in the trailer comes when Phaedra Parks' husband, Apollo Nida accuses her of cheating with an "African man named Chocolate." Afterward, we see Nida -- who is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for fraud -- storm into the house that he shares with his wife. "Stop f***ing playing with me Phaedra! You took everything from me!" he yells at her. In the next scene, police are seen entering the house.


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