Susan Sarandon Said She's Open to Dating Either Gender

Kevin Lynch/Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- After Susan Sarandon broke up with her much younger boyfriend, Jonathan Bricklin, back in March, she's been slowly making her way back into the dating pool. On Friday's The View, the actress detailed what she's looking for in a future partner.

"I'm not actively looking, but if there's a person I would leave open the age, the color, the gender even. I'm open," she said. "Well, it increases your chances doesn't it?"

The Oscar winner added that she's look for "somebody who is not gonna find it difficult to be with me and people come up to me and say, 'Oh I love your work.' That won't turn out to be a problem. Someone who is passionate about what they do and they love what they do. ...Someone who's open and adventurous and can travel and has a lot of fun; spiritual, doesn't have to have a religion exactly."

Sarandon, 68, and Bricklin, 37, started dating after she ended a 21-year relationship with actor Tim Robbins.

Sarandon is set to portray Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys, in the Lifetime movie The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, which premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts Still 'Best Friends' 20 Years Later

Focus Features(NEW YORK) -- Dermot Mulroney recently said he and Julia Roberts are still the best of buds, almost two decades after starring in My Best Friend's Wedding.

"There was this automatic, palpable chemistry between the four of us," Mulroney told HuffPost Live of him, Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett in the 1997 hit film. "Just as friends and as people, and just the right amount of uncertainty."

The movie starred Mulroney as Michael, a sports writer, marrying Diaz's character, while Roberts played Julianne Potter, Michael's best friend, who comes to terms with feelings she's had for him for years. She even tries to end the couple's wedding before it starts.

After the scene where Roberts finally kisses Mulroney towards the end of the film played in the HuffPost studio, Mulroney watched and said, "That day, that kiss was awesome!"

"Julia and I have remained the closest of friends, which really doesn't always happen," the Shameless star added. "All actors like each other and you think, 'Oh, we'll stay in touch,' but it's like summer camp. You stay in touch with a few of them and not very many, but bless her heart, I love her, and we stayed that close."

Mulroney continued, "Those real feelings were in that movie." 

"We really had an immediate connection, Julia and I. [We're] similar people -- both Scorpios, you know. Stuff like that," he explained. "And that movie has just grown and evolved, recycled itself...now the kids of the original people that were fans of it, love it, too."

Mulroney has a new film in the theaters, horror flick Insidious: Chapter 3, out June 5.

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Bob Saget to Join "Fuller House"

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- One day after Lori Loughlin confirmed she'll guest star on Fuller House, Netflix's sequel to the classic TV sitcom Full House, John Stamos announced on Twitter that Bog Saget is on board, too.

"Last but not least-best piece of casting yet. The great @bobsaget will be joining our show on @netfilx - this completes the perfect reunon!" Stamos tweeted Friday.

In reply, Saget quipped, referencing Stamos' onscreen character: "How did you get this information? Kidding! Love you Jesse!"

Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber have long been signed to the show, scheduled to premiere in 2016. Bure's character will reportedly be a widowed mother of three, who has her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy -- played by Sweetin and Barber, respectively -- move in to help.

The show will also feature guest appearances by original stars Stamos and Dave Coulier.

Two of the show’s biggest stars, twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, have declined to participate.

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Harrison Ford Returns to the Skies After Plane Crash

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- After a plane crash that left him hospitalized for nearly a month, Harrison Ford returned to the skies Thursday, flying a helicopter.

According to photos obtained by People magazine, Ford was spotted at Santa Monica Municipal Airport in the cockpit of a 2013 Bell 407 helicopter. The actor was wearing a t-shirt, khaki pants and a hat.

A source told the magazine, "This is the first time Harrison was back at the airport since his scary crash landing."

"He co-piloted his helicopter and flew up and down the coast with a friend for a couple of hours," another person added. "He seemed very excited about flying again."

It was March 5 when the 72-year-old Star Wars actor crashed his single-engine, World War II-era plane on a golf course near Santa Monica Municipal Airport. His plane's engine reportedly quit and he landed on the golf course while attempting to return to the airport. Ford was transported to UCLA Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where he recovered for nearly a month.

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Kristen Bell Live Tweets First Time Using Uber Pool

Gregg DeGuire/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristen Bell accidentally grabbed an Uber that was a carpool option on Thursday. That's when the Frozen actress decided to live tweet the experience.

"Didn't know @uber had a carpool option, but my driver just pulled over and said "gotta pick someone else up". this should be fun," she wrote, before adding, "Come to think of it, i did press "pool" but i thought it was a fun summer reference. like how @google changes fonts to celebrate holidays."

Clearly, the actress was uncomfortable with having strangers in her Uber. "no one is talking. this silence is the only thing more awkward than if all of us were talking. #ubercarpool," she detailed.

Then Bell wrote: "if I'm not home in 10 minutes pls call the police and tell them i was last seen in a honda accord with 2 males mutes. #ubercarpool."

After tweeting that her fellow riders were singing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and that the car had just driven past a man wearing a bullet proof vest, it seemed panic set in.

Bell tweeted, "Not sure where the other rider is headed but were getting close to my house. then it occurs to me "WHAT IF HES COMING OVER?" #ubercarpool." 

But everything worked out in the end. "ok he's opening the door and getting out. a little too close to this garbage can for my taste. #ubercarpool," she wrote, before adding, "alright I'm pulling up safe and sound. thank you for the ride, emanuel. it was full of surprises. #ubercarpool."

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Report: Joni Mitchell Suffered a Brain Aneurysm

James O'Mara(NEW YORK) -- New details have emerged about the health issue that has led to Joni Mitchell's hospitalization. 

Billboard and Showbiz411 both report that sources have told them the lauded singer/songwriter suffered a brain aneurysm.

Showbiz411 further reports Mitchell has been moved to a rehabilitation facility, and that some of Joni's friends are saying Leslie Morris, her longtime friend who was recently granted conservatorship over the 71-year-old musician, is trying to set things up so Mitchell can rehab at home. 

The website quotes a friend as saying, "It's a long way to go, but she can do it," and that Mitchell is having difficulty speaking, but is able to communicate.

Mitchell was hospitalized March 31 after she was found unconscious at her Los Angeles-area home.

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"Cruel Intentions" Cast Reunites

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- It has been more than 15 years since Cruel Intentions debuted in 1999, but the story is back in a new musical. And the cast of the movie came out Thursday night to celebrate the cult classic’s taking the stage in Los Angeles.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon all came out to support the premiere and had a blast reminiscing about their hit movie.

"Oh it's happening!!! #CruelIntentions .....the later years. @reesewitherspoon @therealselmablair #CruelIntentions," Gellar posted on Instagram Thursday, coupled with a picture of the three actresses.

Oh it's happening!!! #CruelIntentions .....the later years. @reesewitherspoon @therealselmablair #CruelIntentions

A photo posted by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on

Witherspoon posted the same photo with her own caption: "Best girls night of the year!!! #cruelintentions."

They even posted selfies inside the theater and posed with some of the cast.

Even "that" kiss was recreated between Blair and Gellar. Blair posted a photo of the two lip-locked, with the caption: "Back with my girl @sarahmgellar . Still my favorite kiss. #bittersweetsymphony."

Posting the same photo, Gellar added, "@therealselmablair My lessons paid off!! #CruelIntentions #cruelintentionsmusical."

Back with my girl @sarahmgellar . Still my favorite kiss. #bittersweetsymphony

A photo posted by Selma Blair (@therealselmablair) on

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"San Andreas" and "Aloha" Open Friday

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

San Andreas -- When a magnitude-9 earthquake strikes California, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife travel to San Francisco in an effort to save their daughter. Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi and Paul Giamatti star. Rated PG-13.

Aloha -- Bradley Cooper is a military contractor who heads to Hawaii and reconnects with his ex-wife while falling for the Air Force pilot assigned to him. Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin also star in the Cameron Crowe-directed film. Rated PG-13.

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"The Big Bang Theory" Launches Scholarship Fund for UCLA Students

Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Reality and fiction have collided at UCLA, as the cast and crew of the hit television series The Big Bang Theory have endowed a scholarship fund to provide financial aid to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields at the university.

The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment has already raised more than $4 million, with an initial donation from the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation and gifts from nearly 50 people associated with the show, including stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.

“We have all been given a gift with The Big Bang Theory, a show that’s not only based in the scientific community, but also enthusiastically supported by that same community. This is our opportunity to give back,” notes series creator Chuck Lorre. “In that spirit, our Big Bang family has made a meaningful contribution, and together we’ll share in the support of these future scholars, scientists and leaders.”

UCLA notes that for the 2015–16 academic year, 20 Big Bang Theory scholars will be selected to receive financial assistance. Each year in perpetuity, five additional scholars will be chosen.

The inaugural group of scholarship recipients will be announced this fall on the set of the show.

One of the show's stars, Bialik, earned a doctorate in neuroscience as well as a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.

The Big Bang Theory recently completed its eighth season on CBS.

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Mariah Carey Calls "American Idol" 'Boring' and 'Fake'

Frank Micelotta/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Mariah Carey did not have a pleasant experience during her brief stint as a judge on American Idol. During an interview with an Australian radio show earlier today, she made her feelings abundantly clear, calling the competition series “boring” and “fake.”

When asked by hosts Kyle and Jackie O if she would consider appearing on American Idol for its final season next year, she replied, “Hell no. Absolutely not. That was the worst experience of my life.”

She continued, “I’m not gonna get into what it was, but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show. Pitting two females against each other wasn’t cool. It should have been about the contestants.”

She was referring to the so-called feud between her and fellow judge Nicki Minaj during their time on the show’s 12th season in 2013.

Mariah also said she took issue with the fact that judges would have to exaggerate their comments to the contestants. "I mean, it's so boring and so fake," she said. "I'm sorry, I just think it's, you know, when I say it's fake, I mean, it's just like, you have to make up things to say about people. Half the time, the performances are good, you just be like 'It was good.' You just feel like ending it there, like, 'It's really good.'"

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