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Monday
Apr212014

Lindsay Lohan's Bombshell: I Suffered a Miscarriage

David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lindsay Lohan made a bombshell announcement on Sunday's episode of her reality TV show, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage during filming.

"No one knows this…I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off," Lohan admitted. "It's a very long story."

The 27-year-old didn't offer any details about the pregnancy or miscarriage, but discussed the emotional impact during the season finale of Lindsay on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.

"There was a lot going on in my life then. I cried so many times watching it, because I don't see it as me...it's strange. It's weird."

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Monday
Apr212014

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Portrayed by Denzel Washington in "The Hurricane," Dead at 76

Scott Gries/ImageDirect(TORONTO) -- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who inspired a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington, has died following a battle with prostate cancer.

Carter's friend, John Artis, says the boxer died in his sleep Sunday morning in Toronto, according to CTV News. He was 76.

Carter spent 19 years in prison on a murder conviction that was overturned after several appeals and a groundswell of support by civil rights groups and celebrities. He was released in 1985.

In 1975, Dylan released a song about Carter's case, titled "Hurricane." Washington portrayed Carter in the 1999 film The Hurricane, earning him an Oscar nomination.

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Monday
Apr212014

"Dancing with the Stars" Celebrating Party Anthems on Monday Night

ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) -- Dancing with the Stars is throwing a party on Monday night. The show's remaining couples will perform dances to popular party anthems.

Adding to the fun will be Redfoo of the musical duo LMFAO, whose hits include "Party Rock Anthem." He will serve as a guest judge alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Candace Cameron Bure admits she's not too familiar with Redfoo's tunes, though her kids are. The former Full House star tells ABC News Radio, "They're going to say I'm so, like, 'Mom! You're embarrassing us!' I'm totally an old lady sometimes when it comes to certain music."

Cameron Bure's days on Dancing with the Stars may be numbered, according to last week's guest judge, Donny Osmond. She finished second-to-last on the leader board last Monday night.

Osmond says, "[W]hat I saw from her is so promising. She just needs to get her fans rallied and get those votes up."

One couple will be eliminated on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, which begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Monday
Apr212014

Discovery Channel Cancels Everest Jump Live Special in Wake of Avalanche

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Discovery Channel has canceled Joby Ogwyn's planned live jump from Mt. Everest on May 11 in the wake of an avalanche on Friday in which 13 people lost their lives.

A statement from the Discovery Channel reads, "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt. Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community."

The Everest Jump Live special was to be hosted by NBC's Today show co-host Willie Geist, and was to feature Ogwyn gliding down from the summit of Mt. Everest using a wingsuit.

Discovery had planned to air Everest-themed programming for several nights leading up to Everest Jump Live.

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Monday
Apr212014

Kardashians Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit with Robert Kardashian's Widow

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Kardashians have settled their copyright infringement lawsuit with Robert Kardashian's widow, Ellen Pearson.

Attorney Even Spiegel tells E! News, "Kris Jenner and Kimberly, Khloé, Kourtney and Robert Kardashian Jr. have settled their lawsuit against Ellen Pearson Kardashian. The diaries and photos have been returned to the Kardashians, and all other terms of the settlement are confidential. Ellen will continue her state court action for defamation."

In 2013, the Kardashian siblings and their mother, Kris Jenner, sued Pearson, claiming she had licensed private material belonging to Robert Kardashian to which they believed they owned the copyright.

They claimed Pearson licensed parts of the attorney's journal, plus private photos of the family, to the publishing company behind the magazines In Touch and Life & Style. The magazines then published articles based on the items in contention.  The Kardashian family argued that the possessions belonged to them.

Robert Kardashian, who served as one of O.J. Simpson's attorneys during his murder trial, died in 2003.

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Monday
Apr212014

James Franco's Former Manager Sued, Allegedly Stole from Him

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- James Franco's former talent and financial managers are accused in a lawsuit of stealing from the actor and James/Levy Management for several years by skimming commissions and using Franco's credit card for personal purchases.

Randy James and Ken Jacobson filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court on Friday, claiming Franco's ex-managers Miles Levy and Steve Blatt "conspired to, and did by fraudulent means, embezzle significant sums in commissions" starting in 2006, reports EW.com.

James and Levy were childhood friends who founded James/Levy Management in 1986.  According to the suit, Levy informed James that Franco was dropping the amount he paid in commission from 15 percent to 10 percent, and then Levy and Blatt diverted that five percent into a fake corporation called Down Goes Frazier, Inc., "formed by Miles and Blatt for the sole purpose of facilitating this theft."

Blatt's financial management firm has filed a countersuit, alleging that James/Levy Management was "rife with internal mismanagement, surreptitious behavior, duplicitousness, and questionable ethical acts."

Franco is not involved in the dispute.

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Monday
Apr212014

Columbus Short Releases New Music, Say He Feels 'Raw' and 'Vulnerable'

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(LOS ANGELES) -- Scandal actor Columbus Short is battling serious accusations after his wife, Tuere Short, filed for divorce last week and claimed the actor threatened to kill them both. Still, he appears to be pressing forward to promote his upcoming album and its first single, "Gave Ya."

"To be honest with you, I'm feeling raw, focused, vulnerable and in a perfect place to write great music," he told People magazine of his latest venture. "God's been preparing me for a long time to deal with this season of my life. Being able to have thick skin is something that is needed."

Having a tough exterior may be important to Columbus, as he's repeatedly made headlines for allegedly violent episodes. According to TMZ, his wife claims he confronted her at their Los Angeles home on April 7 while intoxicated, choking her and threatening to kill her as part of a murder-suicide. The wife has obtained a restraining order against him.

Last month, Columbus pleaded not guilty in a separate incident to spousal battery, after he allegedly attacked his wife in front of his daughter and his son. Around the same time he entered that plea, he was arrested for allegedly punching another man at a West Los Angeles restaurant.

Columbus said he has blocked out all of his recent negative publicity. "You want to know the truth? I don't read anything. I don't read the good stuff and I don't read the bad stuff, because if I read the good stuff, I've got to read the bad stuff. I don't allow myself to make agreements with nonsense so I just don't take it in," he explained.

"I block it and I make sure my team knows, don't even show me stuff -- because unless it's real, I don't even want to see it. I don't even want to talk about it, because you never know where stuff is coming from and you make an agreement with a lie," Columbus continued.

Columbus plays Harrison Wright on ABC's Scandal.

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Monday
Apr212014

Idris Elba Welcomes Second Child

Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Idris Elba and girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcomed their first child together on Thursday.

The Thor: The Dark World actor announced the news on Twitter Friday. "My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing :-)" he tweeted, along with a photo of his son's hand wrapped around his finger.

There were no other details released about the baby boy.

Elba, known for being a bachelor, went public with his romance with Garth, a makeup artist, last November when the two stepped out together at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London. During the same month, it was confirmed they were expecting.

Elba was previously married to Liberian actress Dormowa Sherman. The two have a daughter named Isan, born in 2002.

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Sunday
Apr202014

"Captain America" Holds Top Box Office Spot for Third Weekend

Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) -- Captain America: The Winter Soldier has kept its winning streak.

The action film remained the top-grossing movie at the box office for the third weekend in a row.

The sequel to 2011's The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, and Anthony Mackie.

Rio 2 came in second this weekend with $22.5 million. The animated movie features the voice of Jamie Foxx, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, and Jesse Eisenberg.

Religious film Heaven Is For Real debuted in third place, while another new movie, Johnny Depp's science-fiction thriller Transcendence, opened in fourth.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: $26.6 million
2. Rio 2: $22.5 million
3. Heaven is for Real: $21.5 million
4. Transcendence: $11.2 million
5. A Haunted House 2: $9.1 million
6. Draft Day: $5.9 million
7. Divergent: $5.8 million
8. Oculus: $5.2 million
9. Noah: $5.0 million
10. God's Not Dead: $4.8 million

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Saturday
Apr192014

Michelle Obama To Guest Star on "Nashville"

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Michelle Obama will be guest starring on an episode of the musical drama Nashville, ABC Television confirms.

In the episode, the First Lady will join Rayna-- played by Connie Britton-- for a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

Kellie Pickler will also guest star.

The episode airs Wednesday, May 7 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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