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Bam Margera seeking treatment after ‘Jackass’ boycott videos

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“Jackass” personality Bam Margera says he’s getting mental health help after a series of disturbing videos posted earlier this week.

Margera, 41, had fans worried after appearing in the videos, which detailed his grievances with the film, slated to come out in September. Although he’s still listed on the cast list for the movie on IMDb, he claims he was shut out of the production and called for a boycott.

However, in a follow-up video released Friday on his Instagram, he said he would be getting treatment for bipolar disorder.

“I have some good news. I realized that I’m manic bipolar and yesterday, I had to go . . . crazy because of not knowing the answer for a year and a half whether we’re doing ‘Jackass’ or not. I had . . . to deal with the madness to finally know the answer.”

It was unclear in the video if he meant that he was back on the production of the fourth movie, and reps for “Jackass” and Paramount Pictures have not returned The Post’s requests for comment on Margera’s involvement, nor on his allegations in prior videos.

His alarming appearance this week underscores the many issues the franchise’s actors have experienced since “Jackass” first began airing on MTV in 2000. The series showcased wild stunts in a world before iPhones, social media and YouTube, airing for two years and eventually morphing into nine films and four spinoffs, including “Viva La Bam,” a future spinoff focusing on Margera and his family.

But behind the scenes, key players, including Margera, struggled. With their daring stunts came injuries, followed by painkillers, followed in some cases by addiction.

Margera addressed his alcoholism on reality TV in 2016 during an episode of VH1’s “Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn.”

“My first drink, I was 21 and I never drank before that,” he said on the show. “When I really started drinking, I was probably 24, 25 . . . It just slowly became waking up and sipping on a drink as soon as I got up . . . one is too many but a thousand is never enough.”

His mom April recalled how during a drunken episode, Bam told her he “wanted to die” because he “hated” his life. In January, the skateboarder was arrested for DUI. He then sought treatment at a Los Angeles-based rehab facility.

Since then, he’s been open about his struggles, and even begged Dr. Phil for help in 2019. In a lengthy post, he asked the TV doctor to help him fix his life that is “in shambles.”

“Dr. Phil, I need your help in a big, big way,” a distressed Margera said in his video post, rocking dark shades and a gold chain. “My family is in shambles. It’s worse than it’s ever been, ever.”

He later appeared on the show and checked into rehab that month.

Now, he lives in Oceanside, California with his wife, and said in the videos that he’s making new friends and pursuing the things he loves, such as skateboarding.

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Emmys 2021 to air Sept. 19, move to CBS

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LOS ANGELES — The 2021 Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS.

The network and the Television Academy announced Tuesday that the 73rd annual ceremony will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+, the streaming service that launches March 4.

The host, producers and location for the Emmys will be announced later. Since 2008, the show has been held at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Last year’s show on ABC was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was a combined in-person and virtual event. Kimmel was live at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and most presenters and nominees appeared remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. That format was also used for the recent Golden Globes.

The 2020 Emmys were the lowest-rated with 6.4 million viewers.

As part of the broadcast networks taking turns, CBS last aired the Emmys in 2017, when Stephen Colbert hosted.

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Angelina Jolie sells off Winston Churchill painting from Brad Pitt for $11.5M

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Angelina Jolie sold off a Winston Churchill painting that Brad Pitt bought her as a gift for $11.5 million on Monday.

The work was gifted to Jolie by her estranged husband Pitt, who bought it for $2.95 million in 2011 from a New Orleans antique dealer, M.S. Rau, we previously revealed.

Reports on Monday said that the 1943 Churchill painting, “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” sold for a record-breaking $11.5 million to a mystery Belgian bidder at Christie’s “Modern British Art Evening Sale” auction in London. The same bidder also bought two more Churchill works in the sale, the Art Newspaper reported.

The painting — which shattered its estimate of $3.4 million — was sold via the Jolie Family Collection. Reps have not commented on why the movie star was selling off the gift from her ex. Jolie and Pitt’s divorce has been dragging on for years, ever since they announced their split in 2016.

Seems art lover Pitt has a good eye: The previous record for a Churchill painting was reportedly around $2.5 million.

Sources previously told us that Pitt’s role in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II drama, “Inglourious Basterds,” helped inspire his interest in the Churchill work. He and Jolie also reportedly once visited the Churchill War Rooms together in the UK for a private tour.

Bill Rau of M.S. Rau told Page Six of the record-breaking Monday sale: “When we sold the ‘Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque’ by Winston Churchill, it was valued at just under $3 million, a fair price for such a historic work. The fact that it sold at auction for [$11.5 million] just goes to show you that important pieces will continue to be coveted and fetch top dollar. The painting has had an unprecedented journey, from being gifted to a US President [Churchill gave it to Franklin D. Roosevelt], to being hidden away in a closet for nearly half a century, to being owned by the most famous couple in Hollywood. I’m thrilled that M.S. Rau was able to bring this amazing piece back into the spotlight.”

Before Pitt bought it, the painting was passed from FDR to his son, who sold it in 1950 to an art collector in Nebraska. It was later sold to a movie producer, Norman G. Hickman, who was involved in a 1964 Churchill-themed film, “The Finest Hours.” The painting was then left to Hickman’s relatives after he died, and wound up in a closet for 15 years until it was sold by Rau.

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The meaning of ‘New Amsterdam’ co-star Tyler Labine’s tattoos

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“New Amsterdam” springs back into action Tuesday night — with the pandemic and psychiatrist Dr. Ignatius “Iggy” Frome (Tyler Labine) at the forefront.

The NBC hospital drama’s Season 3 premiere, delayed due to the industrywide shutdown, opens with a five-minute (silent) montage dramatically relating how the pandemic impacted the New Amsterdam medical staff, both mentally and physically — followed by hospital chief Dr. Max Goodwin (series star Ryan Eggold) scrambling to solve the season’s first medical crisis after a plane crashes into the East River. Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman and Anupam Kher are back as Drs. Bloom, Sharpe and Kapoor.

While Iggy performs his professional duty, treating the doomed flight’s pilot, he’s also wrestling with long-repressed personal demons — an eating disorder, which will eventually bubble to the surface and mirrors Labine’s psychological journey.

In fact, the story arc was his idea.

“There were seeds planted [in previous seasons] with Iggy’s weird behavior around food,” said Labine, 42. “He’d be eating a Crudite and then eating Gummy Bears and pigging out on chocolate bars and then talking about some juicing diet.

“Those stories are all true and are all from my life,” he said. “As a person who’s struggled with an eating disorder and body dysmorphia my whole life…I felt a little irresponsible, at some point, by having Iggy suffer from these, like, ‘What are you guys playing at?’” he says of the show’s writers.

“So I wrote [showrunner] David Schulner a big e-mail and said, ‘I don’t think we should play at something that’s so serious to a lot of people unless we’re really going to go for it.’ I also talked to David Foster, one of our writers, who’s a doctor. And to their credit they came to me and said, ‘What’s the story you would like to tell? It’s interesting to us.’

“I talked with them and with [executive producer] Shaun Cassidy and was on the phone for a couple of hours and we basically decided that if we’re going to represent eating disorders in men, which we never see, we should do it.

“So it became very clear for me what the next arc for Iggy was going to be.”

In next week’s second episode, viewers will see how Iggy’s eating issues relate to his childhood — particularly to his relationship with his father, which cuts close with Labine.

“It’s obviously my story and it was really hard for me to see that written in a script,” he said. “It made me really look at it differently and realize that a lot of people have these stories [of] body issues and body-shaming. And it comes from a place of love. I don’t think my dad is a bad guy. I love him. He just had some…bad information given to him when he was a kid from his dad, and it became an epidemic of your worth being caught up in how much you weigh.

“I don’t blame my dad. I did for a long time,” he said. “He’s a huge fan of the show and I haven’t told him about that episode and I know when he watches it he’s gonna be like, ‘That sounds pretty familiar.’ I should probably tell him before it airs.”

Labine said that Iggy’s storyline has been extremely “cathartic” for him.

“I’ve had huge breakthroughs with both of my parents and I have tattoos on my biceps that commemorate my experience on what we’ve shot on the show and telling these amazing stories. One [tattoo] says ‘All the Good’ and the other says ‘All the Bad.’ I just had this unification happen to me. I’d been walking around with all these shadows and demons for years, trying to extricate them or pretend they’re not there. And finally, in and around shooting some of this stuff and talking with my therapist I had this moment where it was like, ‘This is who I am.’

“And it’s f—ing cool.”

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