Stephen Colletti’s holiday season off to a sweaty start

Stephen Colletti got into the holiday spirit a little early this year.

The 32-year-old filmed his role in Lifetime’s “Hometown Christmas” under a sweltering Louisiana sun in August.

“It was very hot outside and we were sweating ourselves through it,” he told Page Six. “I remember going into it, and I was concerned because I sweat a bit.”

With their first day of shooting taking place on a baseball field, Colletti said he and co-star Beverley Mitchell would “scurry into a van for AC” the moment the director called cut.

“From day one and just getting to know her, we kind of embraced the heat and were able to battle through it,” Colletti shared. “There’s a piece in it where Beverley had to be able to hit a ball and she was able to do it on the first take. She got us out of there and off the field pretty quickly.

“[It’s] very easy to take a liking to her when you see her crush a baseball on one take and get us off a hot field. We were very thankful for her for that,” he continued.

In the film, premiering Sunday, Dec. 16, Colletti portrays Nick Russell, a rising baseball star and the high school sweetheart of Mitchell’s Noelle Collins, who has returned to the South to help bring the town’s live Nativity back to life.

Like Mitchell, who starred in The WB’s “7th Heaven,” Colletti kick-started his acting career on the same network, appearing as Chase Adams in “One Tree Hill.”

“It’s a little hard to believe when you’ve gone on for nine seasons and there have been so many people who have come in and out of that show particularly, the fact that you still have a tight bond with a lot of people, I think it’s rare,” Colletti said. “For me, someone who came in in the middle of the run, and who was welcomed with open arms, I don’t take that for granted, I cherish it.”

Though Colletti got to reunite with his former co-stars for Lifetime’s “Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion,” he’s also looking forward to seeing some familiar faces over the holidays in his hometown, Laguna Beach, California.

“I see everyone, definitely a lot of faces from ‘Laguna Beach’ the show. It’s a small town down there and we all get along,” Colletti shared. “Everyone wants to see everyone and it’s a great gathering of different friends from high school.”

Colletti, who appeared on the MTV reality series from 2004 to 2005 with Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari, will be spending time with his family, as the great real versus fake Christmas tree debate wages on.

“I think my favorite Christmas tradition is my brother and I battling with my mom over whether or not we’re going to get a real tree,” Colletti explained. “As I’m getting older, I can understand why she does not want a real tree — the needles fall, cats knock over the ornaments — it’s a mess. I can understand where she’s coming from, but you cannot not have a real tree on Christmas.”

“[You] definitely get in the Christmas spirit when one of your family members owns a Christmas tree lot for the season,” he said.

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Olivia Colman to be honored by Palm Springs Festival

“The Favourite” star Olivia Colman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The award will be presented by her co-star Emma Stone at the festival’s awards gala on Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival, now in its 30th year, runs from Jan. 3 to Jan. 14.

“In ‘The Favourite’ Olivia Colman steals the show as a frail and aloof Queen Anne, whose attention is being sought by two scheming cousins,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “For this superb performance, that has received much critical acclaim and awards recognition, it is our honor to present the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress to Olivia Colman.”

Past recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan and Charlize Theron.

Colman has garnered Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations for “The Favourite,” along with a best actress award from the British Independent Film Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Colman’s film credits include “Tyrannosaur,” “The Lobster,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Iron Lady,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” and “Hot Fuzz.” For her TV work, she won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a miniseries for “The Night Manager.” She will portray Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix series “The Crown.”

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Miley Cyrus confirms ‘Black Mirror’ role

Miley Cyrus appeared to clear the air when she addressed rumors over a possible part on the hit Netflix series “Black Mirror.”

Cyrus, 26, was asked whether she will have a role in the Emmy Award-winning series’ fifth season during an appearance Wednesday on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show. The singer appeared coy when answering, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“If you guess it, then I will shake my head ‘yes,’ or ‘no,’” she told Stern.

The host told his audience that the “Wrecking Ball” singer will appear on the series.

Netflix has remained mum on the premiere date of the fifth season but appeared to accidentally tweet earlier this month that “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” would air on Friday, Dec. 28, Entertainment Weekly reported.

However, the tweet was deleted moments later and the streaming service has not formally announced when Season 5 will premiere.

The show has featured several A-list celebrities, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Hamm and Daniel Kaluuya. Jodie Foster directed the episode “Arkangel” which appeared in the show’s fourth season.

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Cybill Shepherd: Les Moonves canceled my show after I turned down his advances

Cybill Shepherd is opening up about her experiences with former CBS Chairman Les Moonves.

While appearing on SiriusXM’s “The Michelle Collins Show,” Shepherd claimed her hit sitcom “Cybill” was canceled because she turned down his sexual advances during a dinner date while he was married to then-wife Nancy Wiesenfeld.

“My show could’ve run another five years but I didn’t fall on the right side of Les Moonves,” Shepherd shared. “I wasn’t going to fall at all for Les.”

Shepherd said the trouble with her critically acclaimed series began after he urged her to go on a date with him.

“Well, he did, his assistant and my assistant made a dinner date and we went to it and he was, well he was telling me his wife didn’t turn him on, some mistress didn’t turn him on,” said Shepherd, 68. “And I’m watching him drink alcohol and I’m going, he says, ‘Well, you know, why don’t you let me take you home?’ I said, ‘No, I’ve got a ride and I had my car outside with a good friend of mine who is an off-duty LAPD officer.’”

Shortly afterward, Shepherd started receiving critical notes about what her character could and couldn’t do and say.

“It’s just funny to see somebody who’s quote ‘pretty,’ you know, talking with some food in their mouth, not overdoing it. It’s just funny. And then I got that note, ‘Don’t do that anymore. Don’t have Cybill talk while she’s eating,’” she recalled. “Then it was, okay, we had done one menopause episode, then we were going to do a second one. They said, ‘You can’t use “menses,” “menstruation” or “period”‘ and I fought to say ‘period’ and that ended up in Newsweek or Time just that year. I had had to fight to say ‘period.’”

“Cybill” ran for four seasons from 1995 to 1998 and earned Shepherd two Golden Globes. It was also nominated for 12 Emmys during its run.

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Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp have low-key date night

Timothée Chalamet and girlfriend Lily-Rose Depp “kept it low-key” at chef Marc Murphy’s Landmarc at the Time Warner Center Monday night.

“They were both just very relaxed, enjoying a casual low-key dinner. They dressed down in flannels and were incredibly polite to all the staff,” a source told us.

They ended the meal sharing a creme brûlée.

Chalamet is up for a Golden Globe for his latest film “Beautiful Boy,” and also stars with Depp in the upcoming drama “The King.”

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Wilbur Ross eyed unusual sculpture based on Bernie Madoff

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had his eye on an unusual piece at Art Miami.

Ross was spotted showing interest and asking for more info about a sculpture that included a pair of cuffed hands protruding from a wall, wearing a real gold Rolex and holding actual wads of cash, Bloomberg reported.

The artwork by Fredy Hadorn is called “Made Off,” in reference to Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff.

But before Ross could snap it up, the cash and pricey watch were stolen.

Hadorn tells us he’s waiting to receive the police report.

Ross’ collection reportedly included 25 Magrittes as of 2013, according to Forbes.

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Aaron Carter and his girlfriend aren’t expecting a baby after all

After seeming to announce his girlfriend is expecting their first child on social media last month, Aaron Carter says Lina Valentina is not pregnant.

“A few weeks ago, I posted something on social media about hoping to have a child soon and it seems that started some rumors,” he told E! News in a statement. “I am looking forward to becoming a dad, but am not expecting a child right now.”

On Nov. 21, the 30-year-old singer responded to a fan about being in a great spot in his life, teasing that he and his girlfriend were preparing for a baby.

“I’m in such an amazing place mentally, physically & emotionally,” he wrote. “I finally bought my first home and I’m going to be proposing soon to my gf and we might just be expecting…”

In a separate Instagram post a month earlier, Carter wrote to Valentina, “I WILL marry you baby and we WILL have our daughter. Just bought a house 🏡 to start our lives together and have OUR family.”

A rep for the singer did not immediately return our request for comment.

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Tracy Anderson’s first husband, Eric, dies at 48

Tracy Anderson‘s first husband, Eric, passed away over the weekend. He was 48.

Eric died on Sunday, her rep confirmed to Page Six. The former couple, who were married from 1998 to 2008, remained friends while co-parenting their son, Sam, now 20.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Eric Anderson,” a rep for Tracy’s company, The Tracy Anderson Method, said in a statement to Page Six. “Eric was a true friend to Tracy, a loving and incredibly dedicated father to their son Sam, and always willing to lend a helping hand to many of us at Tracy Anderson throughout the years. Our hearts are grieving with Tracy and her family during this difficult time.”

Although a direct cause of death hasn’t been released, sources told the Indianapolis Star on Monday that the Chicago native died of cardiac-related issues while suffering from pneumonia.

Eric was a standout basketball player at Indiana University and went on to play for the New York Knicks from 1992 to 1994. He also played overseas.

“I’ll remember Eric for the way he approached fatherhood,” his college teammate Brian Evans told the local outlet. “I’ve never seen a person more devoted to another person in my life, as Eric was to his son, Sam. The love he displayed will stick with me the rest of my life.”

Tracy, 43, is also mom to Penelope Mogol, 6, whom she shares with second ex-husband Matt Mogol.

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How Hilaria Baldwin helps Alec Baldwin stay calm

Hilaria Baldwin seems to be a calming influence on her high-tempered husband Alec Baldwin — after he allegedly punched a man over a parking spot in November.

On “Good Day New York,” yoga guru Hilaria told host Rosanna Scotto of the alleged incident: “Have you ever gotten upset about a parking space? You know what? We’re doing a lot of deep breathing and namaste work at home.”

Hilaria also said of her relationship with Alec, “There’s probably a yin and a yang to it, right? I definitely . . . There’s places where he definitely makes me a better person and he gives me perspective, and there’s definitely ways where I give him perspective.”

Alec’s pleaded not guilty to assault and harassment charges.

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Les Moonves and Julie Chen are ‘invisible’ in NYC

Les Moonves and Julie Chen have been spending more time in New York since he was forced to step down as CEO of CBS amid the latest round of sexual misconduct allegations.

“It’s easy to be invisible in New York,” a source told us.

“Julie’s not on [her former CBS daytime talk show] ‘The Talk’ anymore, and they’re spending a lot of time here. It’s as much of an escape as they can get from all that’s going on,” the source added. “She thinks he didn’t do anything wrong . . . They have a small child. She’s very loyal and is very supportive. She’s a fighter and she sticks by her man.”

In July, the New Yorker reported that 12 women had accused Moonves of harassment.

In November, the New York Times reported that actress Bobbie Phillips accused Moonves of harassing her, and this month reported on leaked details of a draft report to CBS by two law firms.

Last week, a rep for Chen told Page Six, “Julie remains committed to her marriage and is focused on her family,” and, “in fact, this has drawn Julie and her husband, as well as their entire family, closer than ever.”

He denies misconduct.

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