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Gabrielle Union on the 'Beauty' of America's Got Talent: 'You Never Know What's Coming'

Gabrielle Union on the 'Beauty' of America's Got Talent: 'You Never Know What's Coming'

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the new cast of America’s Got Talent!

In PEOPLE’s exclusive first look of the behind-the-scenes footage from the superhero-themed season 14 trailer, longtime judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel are joined by newcomers Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough as well as new host Terry Crews.

In the trailer, Cowell acts as the captain who assembles the best team with the goal of finding a new hero (aka a new AGT champion). With a signal from Cowell, each celebrity gathers at his lair, with Hough using teleportation, Union using a time-traveling bookcase and Crews using his wings to fly.

“It’s fun and unexpected,” Union, 46, says of filming the trailer, adding, “That’s the beauty of AGT, you never know what’s coming.”

As for the over-the-top storyline of the trailer and the hilarities that ensue, Cowell, 59, jokingly teases: “It is a reflection on the show. As I always say to Howie: don’t overact.”

Mandel, who will be celebrating his 10-year anniversary on AGT when season 14 premieres, says dressing up was the best part.

“I love wearing tights and capes around the house but to do it for a trailer at work makes it special,” he says.

RELATED: AGT‘s Simon Cowell Reveals What It Takes to Be a Champion: ‘If You’re Not Good, Just Give It Up’

In February, NBC announced the new slate of celebrity panelists as Crews, Hough and Union replaced Tyra Banks, Mel B and Heidi Klum.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor transitioned as host after emceeing AGT‘s spinoff The Champions earlier this year.

“There are some weird stuff, some incredible things,” Hough previously said about what fans can expect this upcoming season. “There are some daring stuff, there were a lot of knives,” Union added.

“I literally said, ‘I’m literally down to do whatever as long as there are no knives,’ and then every single act had knives in it,” Hough shared.

Season 14 of America’s Got Talent premieres May 28.

Read more: https://people.com/tv/agt-season-14-trailer-behind-the-scenes/

Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison Appraises a Rare, 'First Edition Signed Copy' of Game of Thrones

Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison comes across all kinds of unique items in his Las Vegas, Nevada shop, but one in particular that peaked his interest? A limited, first edition copy of Game of Thrones.

In a PEOPLE exclusive clip for the upcoming season premiere of Pawn Stars, seller Grant stops by the shop to try and make a deal with Harrison on the rare, “numbered copy” of the book.

“I have a Game of Thrones first edition signed copy by George R. R. Martin.,” says Grant. “I’m looking to get around $2,500 today.”

“A friend of mine had a little money issues and he was selling his collection of first edition books. I had seen the show, knew it was massively popular and figured this was a good one to pick up,” says Grant, who later explains that the book “is the first print of the first edition. They made 500. Fifty-two were lettered, 448 were numbered; this is a numbered copy. And it has been properly stored since the day he got it.”

RELATED: Game of Thrones Series Finale Teaser Is Full of Falling Ash, Hints at a Queen’s Cruel Rule

Harrison is immediately intrigued. “Game of Thrones really is an amazing series,” he says. “Political intrigue, and then they throw in a little magic. I mean, it’s got a dragon in it.”

Grant interjects: “Multiple!”

“This is the first book,” Harrison says. “This sort of sets everything up, all the different families, all the insanity going on.”

While it’s unclear whether or not they come to an agreement, Harrison says he’s by far the biggest Pawn Stars GOT fan.

RELATED: Game Almost Over: Read the Best Fan Theories on How Game of Thrones Will End

“About a year ago I binge-watched all the episodes and got caught up and I watch them all live,” he says. His only complaint? “Every time I like a character, they die.”

The final episode of Game of Thrones airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. Pawn Stars returns Monday, May 20 at 10 p.m. ET on History.

Read more: https://people.com/tv/pawn-stars-rick-harrison-appraises-game-of-thrones-book/

This New Unlimited Clothing Rental Service Will Keep You Trendy on a Budget

This New Unlimited Clothing Rental Service Will Keep You Trendy on a Budget

Calling all fashionistas on a budget! A new clothing subscription service called Harverdash service just changed the game.

For just $59 per month, this millennial-targeted company allows customers three garments at a time and an unlimited number of box swaps each month. Harverdash, which launched yesterday, also offers free returns and free dry-cleaning. So, snag pieces from brands you know and love like Vince Camuto (a T-Swift favorite) and French Connection, or test drive trendy up-and-comers like Sanctuary Clothing and Moon River.

“Forget your mother’s rulebook that says fashion is only worth it if it gets worn multiple times,” Jessica Kahan Dvorett, General Manager of Haverdash, told PEOPLE. “Haverdash gives you permission not to wear the same thing twice.”

Appropriately titled, Harverdash brings a dash of excitement to the pieces you already have in your closet — and it’s totally convenient. The company’s website provides a step-by-step guide to finding the perfect subscription box. You’ll start by selecting preferred sizes from various clothing brands, then Harverdash will build your member profile and suggest pieces they think you’ll love! But there’s no pressure to commit; you can cancel your subscriptions at any time, according to the website.

“The Haverdash woman is a go-getter, living in the moment and for the moment,” Jessica Kahan Dvorett told PEOPLE. “She is confident, positive, authentic and socially engaged.”

Harverdash is the newest addition to CaaStle portfolio, which already powers clothing as a service (CaaS) for retailers like Ann Taylor, LOFT, American Eagle, Rebecca Taylor and VINCE.

Read more: https://people.com/style/haverdash-unlimited-clothing-rental-service/

Chip Gaines Opens Up About His ‘Grueling’ First Marathon: ‘I Could Barely Move’

Chip Gaines Opens Up About His ‘Grueling’ First Marathon: ‘I Could Barely Move’

Chip Gaines completed his first marathon — but it wasn’t a pain-free experience.

In a post on the Magnolia blog, the former Fixer Upper star detailed his “tough” experience running the first Silo District Marathon, a race he started with wife Joanna in 2018.

“Last year, I took on the full marathon and after running those 26.2 miles, I was numb and literally had nothing left in me,” Gaines writes. “As I crossed the finish line, I was so out of gas that I could barely move, much less see the incredible things happening all around me.”

“I don’t think I had ever done something that grueling, that physically tough (and I mean TOUGH) my entire life,” he continues.

During this year’s Silo District Marathon, Gaines opted for a shorter race — the 13.1 mile half marathon — where he pushed baby Crew across the finish line. The less strenuous task meant he was “able to process and really see the amazing people crossing the finish line one right after another — each a miracle in their own right.”

“Folks from all over the world and from every walk of life were running side by side, accomplishing their goal — a goal they’d each presumably been training for and working toward for months, some, even years,” the dad of five writes. “I saw able bodies and disabled bodies. I saw ‘runners’ as well as average folks, like me, who don’t at all look the party. It was right then and there that it clicked with me why we host this race.”

The idea for the Waco event came about a few years back when Gaines ran into a woman named Gabriele (Gabe), who was running in Central Park with her partner Justin, while visiting New York City for his Capital Gaines book tour.

RELATED: Joanna Gaines Felt ‘Underlying Dread’ While Flipping Her First Fixer Uppers — How She Beat It

“I’d always been intrigued by runners, especially ones like this couple, who made it look so easy,” Gaines wrote in a personal essay published in the summer issue of his and wife Joanna’s magazine, Magnolia Journal. “In that moment, I thought about my own list of dreams — including the part of me that’s always wondered if I could ever run 26.2 miles (aka a marathon).”

He explains that he attempted to strike up a conversation with the couple, asking them “h

Read more: https://people.com/home/chip-gaines-grueling-first-marathon/

RHONY Star Luann de Lesseps Denies Violating Probation, Asks Prosecutors for Proof

Luann de Lesseps is requesting that a Palm Beach County, Florida, judge turn over evidence of her alleged failed drug test results, weeks after she was accused of violating her probation twice.

In court documents obtained by The Blast, the Real Housewives of New York City star, 54, says she wants copies of prosecutors’ evidence in connection with her case, such as police reports, witness statements, testimonies, or expert statements in the case — including “results of physical or mental examinations and of scientific tests, experiments or comparisons.”

A rep for de Lesseps did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, but the cabaret singer is due back in court on Thursday for a hearing on her ongoing case.

De Lesseps pled guilty to felony charges of battery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication after she was arrested on Christmas Eve in 2017.

She avoided jail time in August when she agreed to a plea deal that placed her on a one-year probation and required her to perform 50 hours of community service, attend two AA meetings per week, not possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs, and attend a Victim Impact Class organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Though de Lesseps appeared to complete her community service, probation officers said in a report filed with the Florida Department of Corrections on April 24 that she had violated her probation twice — once by not providing sufficient documentation of completed AA meetings, and again by failing an alcohol test.

They said de Lesseps admitted to “drinking 2 glasses of mimosas after a performance she had in Chicago.”

RELATED: RHONY Star Luann de Lesseps Says She ‘Remains Committed’ to Sobriety After Failing Alcohol Test

In response, de Lesseps was “offered to immediately enroll in outpatient treatment and she declined due to her touring schedule,” the documents said. “The subject was also given the option to be fitted with an alcohol ankle monitoring device in which she declined stated that it is too intrusive.”

The documents also allege that de Lesseps had previously violated her probation by failing “to provide sufficient documentation of completed AA meetings” to her West Palm Beach-based probation officer. According to the papers, de Lesseps had only provided documentation from five meetings despite being ordered to go to two per week.

“It appears to affiant that the subject is not serious abou

Read more: https://people.com/tv/luann-de-lesseps-asks-for-probation-violation-evidence/

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