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Monday
Mar302015

Robin Williams' Wife and Kids' Lawyers Meet in Court

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Legal teams for Robin Williams' widow and for his three children appeared in a San Francisco courtroom Monday to determine who will get what of the late actor's estate.

Lawyers for both parties said they hope to have the matter resolved by June 1, the date set for the next hearing.

"This is very, very typical," said James Wagstaffe, an attorney for Susan Williams. "The court recognized that this is an amicable matter. ... His wife and her two sons with whom he lived for many years can stay in the home and not have the home stripped of normal things that are in a home, like art and furniture, and she can keep her wedding presents."

Susan Williams, the late comedian's third wife, filed paperwork this past December to determine who had rights to his things. She asked the court to exclude the contents of their San Francisco area home from what his three children from previous marriages were allowed to have.

Susan Williams said her husband's trust intended to distribute items from his other home in Napa, Calif., as opposed to the one they shared, according to the court documents.

The late movie star's adult children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, claim that Susan Williams is robbing them of their father's things.

"My brothers and I have not at any point since dad’s death been invited to or visited his and Susan’s house in Tiburon, nor have we removed anything from it," Zelda Williams wrote Monday in a Tumblr post.

"They are disturbed that this petition has been filed and we are here because as an intensely private person, Mr. Williams wouldn't have wanted this," attorney Andrew Bassak, who represents the trustees, said Monday. "That is troubling to the trustees as close confidants of Mr. Williams."

"It's painful," said Meredith Bushnell, another lawyer representing the children. "They were very close with their father."

Williams was 63 when he died at his home last August, later deemed by authorities to be a suicide. Shortly thereafter, Susan Williams revealed that the late actor had struggled with depression and had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease shortly before his death.



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Monday
Mar302015

See North West Look For Easter Eggs

Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- Easter came early for North West.

Kim Kardashian posted photos on Instagram on Sunday of her daughter looking for eggs with a friend.

"My baby girl on the hunt for Easter eggs at the farm! #PerfectSunday #GettingReadyForNextWeek #SpringTimeEasterFestival," she captioned one.

It's been a busy month for the toddler.

West, who turns 2 in June, was just in Paris with her mother for Fashion Week. Her trip home was a well-documented one, as she was seen being pulled through the airport on her Frozen suitcase.

"She won't let it gooooo #FrozenSuitcase #MomLife #ToysInTheBagForTheLongFlight," Kardashian wrote.

 

Fun day at the farm 🐣🐰

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:09am PDT

 

 

Another pic from yesterday's fun day at Underwood Farms #BFF'S

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:06am PDT

 

 

My baby girl on the hunt for Easter eggs at the farm! #PerfectSunday #GettingReadyForNextWeek #SpringTimeEasterFestival 🐣🐰

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:26pm PDT

 

 

Face painting 🎨

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:11pm PDT

 

 

BFF'S! Ryan + North 💕

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 29, 2015 at 4:40pm PDT

 


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Monday
Mar302015

WrestleMania 31: Five Things to Know About New Champ Seth Rollins

Ray Tamarra/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- It wasn't a big name like John Cena or Brock Lesnar who walked away with the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday night.

It was Seth Rollins.

You may have heard the young wrestler's name kicked around over the last few months, but who is the new champ?

Here are five things to know:

1 - He Cashed In to Win

Rollins wasn't booked on the title shot, it was Lesnar and Roman Reigns, but he cashed in using his Money in the Bank contract from an earlier event win to swoop in and snag the crown after the other two had worn each other out.

Lesnar was the champion, beating Cena at SummerSlam, now it's Rollins. But we'll see for how long!

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Feb 5, 2015 at 8:35pm PST

 

2 - His Real Name Isn't Seth Rollins

Rollins was born Colby Lopez in Buffalo, Iowa. He was also the former partner of Reigns and the two were Tag Team Champions as part of The Shield.

3 - He's One of the Youngest Champs

Rollins, 28, is one of the first champions to win the title at WrestleMania and actually be younger than the event itself. WrestleMania has been a blockbuster event for 31 years now.

 

A photo posted by WWE (@wwe) on Mar 29, 2015 at 8:16pm PDT

 

4 - He's Big into Crossfit

Wonder how he gets so jacked?

Well, Rollins posts videos and pics as part of Team Collins for Crossfit. He's pretty passionate about it.

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 27, 2015 at 3:01pm PDT



"Doing my best post 15.5, bro-sesh Arnold impression," he wrote earlier this week.

 

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 28, 2015 at 3:31pm PDT



He even used Crossfit to prep for his championship!

 

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:57pm PDT

 

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 15, 2015 at 2:52pm PDT



5 - He's Considered a Villain in the WWE

Wrestling villains are often called "heels," and Rollins is the latest in wrestling. Just look how he won. Rollins waited until the right time to strike after his opponents were worn down and had beaten each other up.

Bleacher Report columnist Chris Roling even went as far as to write: "It's what the best cowardly heels do. They strike at the opportune time when the odds are heavy in their favor and succeed (or run away and try again)."

Roling continued, "Sit back now and enjoy how Rollins intends to counter Lesnar, Reigns, Orton, John Cena, Daniel Bryan and many more gunning for his top spot. And expect him to do so with a masterful plan."

 


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Monday
Mar302015

“The Walking Dead” Season Five Finale Recap

Gene Page/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Sunday night's season five finale of AMC's The Walking Dead was 90 minutes long and it made good use of them, with cliffhanger moments for some series favorites -- who, bucking a Walking Dead trend, managed to stay alive.

Spoilers Spoilers Spoilers

Morgan returned to the series, shown waking up after spending the night in a crashed car. It's not long before he comes face to face with a young man with a gun and that recurring "W" on his head. The man explains he's one of the wolves, a gang that raids camps and traps people. Morgan isn't easily trapped, and fights off the armed man and an accomplice who springs out of the woods.  

Rick wakes from his Michonne-induced knock-out blow, and learns there will be a meeting to decide his fate in the community. Carol suggests a cover story to explain to the residents why he had a stolen gun from the armory -- that it was to confront Pete about his spousal abuse. In case the cover story doesn't work, however, they plot a takeover.

Daryl and Aaron are still looking for new recruits, and along the way, they spot a semi trailer. Thinking it's full of food, they open it, springing a trap -- the trucks were filled with "W" adorned walkers that trap them in a car. Morgan comes to the rescue. Aaron invites him to Alexandria, but he declines at first -- until Daryl spots Abraham's "Rick Grimes" map in Morgan's hands.

At Alexandria, Glenn sees the cowardly Nicholas scaling the fence and follows him outside, only to be shot in the shoulder. The pair tussle, and walkers come calling -- and Glenn is seemingly a goner. He gets the better of them, however, and eventually turns the tables on Nicholas, beating him into submission for getting Noah killed -- but can't kill the coward himself.

Back at Alexandria, Fr. Gabriel goes on walkabout to try to commit suicide by walker, but chickens out. Returning to the community, he doesn't lock the fence.

Rick is on his way to the meeting when he notes the unlocked fence, and blood betraying walkers had breached the perimeter. He tangles with one while in another part of the village, Sasha scraps with Fr. Gabriel, eventually getting him at gunpoint -- until Maggie interrupts.

At the meeting, Deanna condemns Rick's actions the day before, but just then, he comes into the meeting with a dead walker over his shoulder. He drops the body at the residents' feet, then warns them that they can expect more of the same unless they take security seriously -- and that's when a drunken Pete returns, with Michonne's katana and a grudge against Rick. As the residents try to restrain him, he accidentally lashes out and cuts Reg's throat.

Devastated at the loss of her husband, Deanna tells Rick, "Do it," and Rick executes Pete -- just as Rick looks up to see Aaron, Daryl, and Morgan staring back at them.

The season ends with the walker truck trap reset; a car nearby spray painted with the warning, "Wolves Not Far."

The episode also featured a sneak peek of Fear: The Walking Dead, the series' Los Angeles-set spin-off.


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Monday
Mar302015

Harvey Weinstein 'Being Investigated' After Model Files Complaint

Harvey & Georgina Weinstein. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is "being investigated" after a 22-year-old model filed a complaint with police on Friday evening, the NYPD confirms to ABC News.

The unidentified Italian woman claims Weinstein groped her in his office at the Tribeca Film Center in Manhattan around 6 p.m. Friday. No charges have been filed at this point, police add.

Weinstein, 63, is alleged to have grabbed the woman’s breasts, a police source tells ABC News.

After police look into the matter, it will be up to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to decide whether to proceed with charges against the famed movie executive.

Weinstein is famous as a co-founder of Miramax and now is co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. The New York native married fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman in 2007. The couple has two kids.

Representatives at The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.


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Monday
Mar302015

Is Tracee Ellis Ross' Rainbow Pregnant on "black-ish"?

ABC/Tony Rivetti(NEW YORK) -- When black-ish returns Wednesday, Tracee Ellis Ross' character Rainbow may have a "little secret."

"Dre thinks that Rainbow is pregnant," she teased on Monday's Good Morning America. "And perhaps she is, perhaps she isn't."

On black-ish, Ross portrays Rainbow, a doctor and mother of four kids. Her husband, Dre, is played by comedian Anthony Anderson. The series follows the family as they navigate life in the suburbs.

The actress said it's no secret why so many people have connected with the comedy.

"We're a loving family and I think that's one of the beautiful lessons of the show that [we have] all these differing opinions, all these differing ideas and somehow even though [we] might all disagree about the way things should go, or look, or whatever, you find your way back, and there's this love between the family," the daughter of Diana Ross explained.

Although Tracee Ellis Ross is filming black-ish, she had time to co-host BET's Black Girls Rock, which was taped last Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, but airs April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Among others, the awards show honored Jada Pinkett Smith with the Star Power Award, Cicely Tyson with the Living Legend Award, Erykah Badu with the Rock Star Award and Selma director Ava DuVernay with the Shot Caller Award, among others.

"The show itself is just the tip of the iceberg for what the organization does, [which is] empowering young women and making sure that we have generations of trailblazing women," Ross said on GMA. "But it was an exciting show. We had Mrs. [Michelle] Obama, the first lady, was with us all night."

Obama spoke about the importance of education during her address at Black Girls Rock. She also told the honorees, "I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you."

Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


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Monday
Mar302015

Hilary Duff Explains Why She Dyed Her Hair Green

Telepictures Productions Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- What in the world would make Hilary Duff dye her blonde tresses green?

"I've never done anything like this, and I was just in Cabo [San Lucas, Mexico] with my son and I was staring at the ocean and I was like, 'I want that on my head,'" she said on Monday during her 12th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "So this happened."

Duff said her 3-year-old son, Luca, with former NHL player Mike Comrie, loves the new look.

"Here's the thing: Luca is very particular about how he likes my hair. There are absolutely no buns on my head, no ponytails. I'll have a ponytail and he's like, 'Um, hair down, Mom. Hair down, please,'" she explained. "Now he likes to go through his roster of colors that he knows. He's like, 'Your hair's purple,' and I'm like, 'No, it's green.' He's like, 'Nah.' I'm like, 'Yeah.' He's like, 'It's blue.' 'No.' 'It's purple.' 'No.'"

"He's very, very funny," Duff added, smiling.

Duff is set to star in TV Land's new comedy Younger, which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


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Monday
Mar302015

“The Daily Show” Names Trevor Noah as New Host

Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — The Daily Show has found their new host.

South African comic and Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart when he leaves the show later this year, the network announced on Twitter.

"It's official: we're thrilled to confirm @Trevornoah will be the next #DailyShow host," read the tweet.

Noah, 31, first appeared on The Daily Show last December in a segment titled “Spot the Africa,” during which he highlighted African stereotypes by comparing America to African nations, including Noah’s home country of South Africa.

Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said of Noah: “We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job. You don’t hope to find the next Jon Stewart -- there is no next Jon Stewart. So, our goal was to find someone who brings something really exciting and new and different."

Largely unknown in America outside of his Comedy Central appearances, Noah is a popular stand-up comic in Europe. The son of a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, Noah tells The New York Times his mother had to hide who his father was during apartheid, since multi-racial unions were illegal.

"He brings such a unique worldview and a deep understanding of human nature, which makes his comedy so insightful,” Ganeless said of Noah. “He’s truly a student of the world.”

Noah also brings color to a talk show medium that has increasingly been criticized for being too white, too male and two middle-aged. His selection follows Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which debuted last January starring the former Daily Show correspondent, who also is black.

Noah himself tweeted the news Monday morning, writing, "No one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!"

Chris Rock also tweeted his stamp of approval, posting a screenshot of Noah with the caption, "Thank you President Obama."


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Monday
Mar302015

It's Latin Night on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday Night

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Monday night's edition of Dancing with the Stars should be steamy and sexy.

It will be Latin Night on the ABC dance competition, with the 11 remaining couples performing dances such as the Samba, Rumba, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Paso Doble and Cha Cha.

Noah Galloway, a double amputee war vet, and his partner, Sharna Burgess, will tackle the Argentine Tango. If you want a preview of their routine, Burgess suggests you look them up on social media.

Burgess explains to ABC Radio, "It'll be the first week we can do lifts. And anyone who's followed our Instagram account knows that we've got some good ones up our sleeves."

Riker Lynch, the Glee actor and R5 musician, and his partner, Allison Holker, promise their dance will be "hot," "spicy," "grimy" and "on fire." As Holker puts it, "It's Latin Week. We have to be all of those things."

One couple will be eliminated at the end of the night.

Here's a rundown of the songs to which the couples will dance on Monday night:

  • Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
  • Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
  • Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: “Oye 2014” by Santana featuring Pitbull
  • Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: “Chillando Goma” by Fulanito
  • Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: “Limbo” by Daddy Yankee
  • Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe: “Empire” by Shakira
  • Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: “Celebrate” by Pitbull
  • Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: “Hanuman” by Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow
  • Chris Soules and Witney Carson: “Dangerous” by David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
  • Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: “Turn the Beat Around” by Gloria Estefan


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Monday
Mar302015

“Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber” Airs Monday Night

Courtesy of Comedy Central(LOS ANGELES) — You've heard all about it, but now you can finally see it: Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The show features celebs like Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and Shaquille O'Neal ripping into the Bieb about everything from his sexuality, to his arrests, to his relationship with Selena Gomez.  And according to the participants, coming up with insults about the singer was almost too easy.

Talking about how he prepared to host Monday night's roast, Kevin Hart told reporters on the red carpet, "I basically went through my mental Rolodex of all the dumb s**t that Justin has done and I said, 'You know what? Why choose a couple? Just talk about it all!'"

Asked to name his favorite dumb thing that Justin's done, Hart laughed, "My favorite? He bought a monkey! It doesn’t get better than that. The white kid bought a monkey. Is that not a big deal to everybody? I don’t understand how that is not the topic of conversation overall!"

But in addition to having to rely on their mental Rolodexes, one of the roasters, comedian Natasha Leggero, tells ABC Radio that Comedy Central helped everyone come up with jokes by giving them tons of research about Justin's missteps.

"You download the twenty-five page document that Comedy Central sends you of all of his arrests and DUIs and insane incidents," Leggero explains. "And after five years of being on Chelsea Lately, where every week there’s a new thing, like, everything made the news! It’s like, 'Someone throws a water bottle at Justin Bieber’s head!' So yeah, so it’s kind of easy because there’s so much there."

Making fun of Bieber is one thing, but his closest family member also came under fire -- at the taping, there were references to his mom and abortion.  On the red carpet beforehand, Justin's mom, Pattie Mallette, told ABC Radio, "I kinda braced myself for the worst imaginable possible things and feelings and I’m just here as a supportive mom."

Asked which celebrity roaster she thought would be the meanest to her little boy, she said, "Martha Stewart. I’m a little worried about Martha Stewart, I’m not gonna lie. I think Martha Stewart’s got a little bit more up her sleeve than you might imagine."

As for Stewart, she told reporters that she agreed to do the roast "in a moment of weakness" and added that she had "many, many reservations" about it.  Among them: the fact that you'll see her saying "some raunchy stuff." 

"Please, please everyone who knows me…I didn’t write this stuff!" says the domestic diva.

One thing that happened during the taping that you won't see Monday night are the tasteless jokes about the late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker -- they've been edited out.  After the taping, Justin told reporters that he “didn’t particularly like” the jokes about Walker.   He also told reporters, "I turned a lot of people off over the past few years, but I know I can still turn out good music and turn everything around."

Other celebrity roasters tonight include Pete Davidson, Ludacris, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia and Jeffrey Ross.


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