Peter Fonda apologizes for threatening Baron Trump with kidnapping

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Peter Fonda has apologized for a series of what he now calls "vulgar" tweets, one of which said, "…We should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles."  Barron Trump is the 12-year-old son of President Trump and wife Melania.

The tweets were in reference to a years-old immigration policy that has seen children separated from their families in the event they crossed the border illegally.

First lady Melania Trump's office notified the Secret Service of the threat, calling the comment "sick and irresponsible." 

"I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television," Fonda said through his representative.  "Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”

Fonda also posted another tweet that called Homeland Security secretary Kristjen Nielsen a vulgar slang term for the female anatomy -- clarifying that the word he used was deliberately much more offensive than the "c-word" that recently got Samantha Bee in hot water when she aimed it at first daughter Ivanka Trump.

Fonda suggested Nielsen be, "put in a Lafayette Square naked and whipped...while being filmed for posterity."  He also called Sarah Huckabee Sanders the same vulgar term, and called for her children to be taken from her, as well.  Fonda's tweets were eventually deleted.

Deadline notes that Sony Pictures Classics called Fonda's tweets "abhorrent," but noted he only has a "minor" part in their upcoming movie Boundaries, so it won't pull the film -- something Donald Trump Jr. predicted.

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Fran Drescher talks "Hotel Transylvania 3", teases possible "The Nanny" reboot

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Fran Drescher, "The Nanny" herself, stopped by Good Morning America Thursday to dish on the new animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Drescher, who voices Eunice Stein -- the wife of Kevin James' Frank Stein -- in the film, said she is "delighted" to be part of the franchise.

"I don't think that there's an animated film besides ours that has put together such a great collection of comic actors that Adam Sandler assembled," she said. "[I]t's genuinely funny. It appeals to the whole family, or if you don't have kids like me but you like animated films like me, this is the one for you."

In this day and age with reboots of Will & Grace, Murphy Brown, and other beloved shows, can fans expect to see a reboot of Drescher's hit The Nanny, which first aired 25 years ago? . 

"I'm not going to say no," Drescher said, "but it's not on my immediate radar because Peter [producer Peter Marc Jacobson] and I are working on something very exciting that I think the fans would be thrilled about, but I'm not at liberty to announce it."

In 2000, Drescher learned she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She happily recognized that Thursday was her 18-year anniversary of wellness as she sat before GMA's live studio audience.

"Ironically, [the anniversary is] always on the longest day of sunlight -- isn't that poetic?" she asked to applause. I'm so pleased to be sitting next to a fellow thriver," Drescher said to co-anchor Robin Roberts, who's also a cancer survivor.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which also stars the voice talents of Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Molly Shannon, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, and more, hits theaters July 13.

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From "Supergirl" to super songwriter: Melissa Benoist stars as Carole King in Broadway's "Beautiful" 

Joan Marcus(NEW YORK) -- Supergirl star Melissa Benoist is making her Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, playing Carole King, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer behind hits like "So Far Away," "It's Too Late" and "You've Got a Friend."  While she's done musical theater in the past and sang every week as one of the stars of Glee, Benoist didn't expect to be on Broadway at this point in her career.

"It sort of just fell together," she tells ABC Radio. "I had a break from Supergirl and I wasn't planning on doing anything...I kinda wanted to relax...and this came about. I had always been a big fan of Carole, so it sorta just felt like I wouldn't forgive myself if I hadn't take the opportunity."

Though just 29, Benoist is a fan of King's music. "It was played around my house," she says. "Both my parents were always reminds me of my mom.  And the emotion, too, is something I've always connected to."

Benoist continues: "What I think is the most surprising about [King] is this sort of duality she holds.  She is a 'square,' and very reserved, and not your typical rock and roll writer...[but] she has this inner strength and confidence -- she can command a room of 20 musicians, and she did it when she was 16!"

Melissa also hopes her Broadway stint will inspire Supergirl fans. 

"So far, I've seen a few little girls in Supergirl capes [at the show] and it's really nice, because theater was so important to me growing up," she says. "I hope if there are some Supergirl fans who haven't seen live theater or Broadway, maybe they['ll] fall in love with it now."

Benoist will star in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical through August 4.

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Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick rev up fans for another serving of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has just debuted a trailer for the upcoming season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

The clip starts of with Seinfeld and Matthew Broderick introducing the teaser with a black and white scene modeled after an early car commercial. Jerry pokes fun at other "too complicated" streaming shows, boasting each episode of CCGC runs an average of 14 minutes. "Unlike our competitors, we're not trying to take you away from all you have to do."

It's followed by a 93-second montage featuring quick glimpses of Seinfeld chatting with the late Jerry Lewis, Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, and Dave Chappelle. 

"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Jerry closes. "No royalty, no robots, no costumes."

The new season launches July 6.

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Scott Baio and Nicole Eggert react to LA County District Attorney decision to decline sexual assault charges

Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Scott Baio and his former Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert have both weighed in after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office rejected her sexual molestation claims against him.

The L.A. County D.A. ruled on Tuesday that the statute of limitations had expired on any allegations made that may have been actionable.

Eggert, now 46, filed a police report in February, alleging that Baio "sexually assaulted her in various ways between the ages of 14 and 17," while she was working with him on the 1980s sitcom.

In a statement released via his spokesperson on Wednesday, Baio, 57, claims Eggert “dedicated herself to destroying my reputation and harming my family, and she has failed.”

Baio further insists that Eggert’s “false” charges “were conceived in advance for personal gain,” adding, “We also presented multiple witness statements who knew Eggert well at the time the show was made, and presented an entirely different portrait of her behavior and motivations for her false charges against me."

“Unlike Nicole Eggert, most claims of sexual assault and harassment are honest, and my heart goes out to those who have been harmed,” he continues. “As bad as Nicole Eggert’s actions against me were, she has hurt them even more if they are doubted for even one moment because of her untrue allegations...I will do my best to support them.”

Earlier, Eggert’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, issued a statement in response to the L.A. County D.A.’s decision stating, “I am proud to represent Nicole Eggert as she has spoken out and inspired others. We have been told that while the DA found Nicole and her witnesses to be credible, they could not prosecute due to the statute of limitations.”

Bloom also suggested the statute of limitations be abolished for child sexual abuse.

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"SNL" star Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande: it's "like I won a contest"

Kailey Fellows/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Pete Davidson was Jimmy Fallon's guest on Wednesday's The Tonight Show, where he confirmed his engagement to Ariana Grande publicly for the first time.

"You know you didn't have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show," Fallon began, to which Davidson replied, "But I did!"

"I feel like I won a contest," the Saturday Night Live star, told Fallon. "It's so sick. It's f****** lit, Jimmy."

Davidson, seated next to Fallon's other guest, Robert Pattinson, went on to say that random people are stopping him on the street to offer their congratulations.

"Some dude came up to me and was like, ‘Yo man, you gave me hope,'" he added.

Davidson didn't reveal a wedding date, but when it does happen, the couple has an invitation to hold it on The Tonight Show stage.

As for Grande, a source tells E! Online that the 24-year-old "No Tears Left to Cry" singer was watching from the side of the stage and "had a huge smile on her face the entire time and was constantly clapping."

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"black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams developing "Juneteenth" musical

ABC/Bob D'Amico(LOS ANGELES) -- Pharrell Williams and black-ish creator Kenya Barris are developing a stage musical based on the Juneteenth African-American holiday, which celebrates the final day of slavery in the U.S.: June 19, 1865.

“I dream about projects like this," Pharrell said, according to “Juneteenth will change culture and change history. We couldn’t sign up fast enough.

Barris will write the dialogue with Peter Saji, with whom he's worked on black-ish. Pharrell will compose and produce the music.

“The acknowledgement and celebration of Juneteenth as an American and possibly international holiday is something that I would put in the life goals column for me,” Barris said. “For Peter and me to be able to team up with Pharrell on such an important project like this is something that neither of us in a billion years would have thought possible."

Last year, a black-ish episode titled "Juneteenth" imagined the Johnson family celebrating the holiday in 1865.

"For us, this project isn’t about numbers; it’s about humanity,” Barris added. “Slavery is America’s recessive gene and it’s time we all dealt with it and what better way to have an audience swallow this dose of medicine than with amazing music and raw, honest, jaw-dropping comedy?”

Pharrell and Barris haven't yet revealed when they plan to debut the musical.

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Kevin Costner says "Yellowstone's" Montana setting is like "the Garden of Eden"

Paramount Network(NEW YORK) -- Kevin Costner is no stranger to Westerns, starring in films like Dances with Wolves and Silverado. Now, he’s taking on the modern-day Western in the new Paramount Network series, Yellowstone.

Costner plays John Dutton, a fifth-generation rancher defending his sprawling Montana property from land developers while dealing with dysfunctional relationships with his four adult children.  He tells ABC Radio this project “stands alone” from the other Westerns he’s done, thanks to the writing by Taylor Sheridan, who also directed the series’ 10 episodes, and its authentic Montana setting.

“We're shooting in a place called the Bitter Root Valley, which is where Lewis and Clark went through, so you realize so much history and so much beauty,” Costner says. “I kinda think of it as the Garden of Eden.”

He adds, “For me, it just stood alone in terms of its writing. Where it's being shot is just kind of like the icing on the cake.”

As beautiful as the landscape may be, Dutton has to come to terms with the fact that not all his children may want a future on the ranch.

“The generations that have come before, they never thought that there was anything in front of them other than the ranch,” Costner says. “But [Dutton’s] children see how big the world is and being stuck on a ranch -- no matter how beautiful [he] think[s] it is -- is maybe not necessarily what they want.” 

Yellowstone premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network.

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George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to support immigrant children

Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty ImagesOnce again, George and Amal Clooney are supporting an emerging cause with cash.  The celebrity couple just announced they're donating $100,000 to help immigrant children in the U.S.

The donation was made to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights, the website for which declares their mission is to "promote the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law."

The donation comes via the Clooney Foundation for Justice, founded two years ago by the Clooneys to support causes they determine are worthwhile.  It's in response to the ongoing Trump administration policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants to the U.S. from their families and detaining them indefinitely.

In a statement about the donation, the Clooneys say: “At some point in the future our children will ask us: ‘Is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers?’  And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.”

This isn't the first time this year the Clooneys have made a sizeable donation to a cause they deemed important.  A week after last February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, the Clooneys announced they were donating $500,000 to support the survivors' then-planned March for Our Lives anti-gun demonstration.

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Report: Khloé Kardashian back in LA; family forgives Tristan Thompson 

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin(LOS ANGELES) -- Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson returned to Los Angeles over the weekend to continue working on their relationship -- with the full support of her family and friends, a source tells Entertainment Tonight.

“[Tristan] has a home in L.A. too, but the plan is to live together as a family at Khloé’s home as they continue to work on their relationship,” says the insider. “Everyone is back on board -- friends, family and Khloé have all forgiven him and are giving him this second chance -- and so far it’s been working for them.”

The 27-year-old Cleveland Caveliers basketball player allegedly cheated on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star multiple times while she was pregnant. Khloé, 33, had been living in Cleveland since giving birth to their daughter, True, in April.

The source adds that Khloé thinks her decision to stay in Cleveland, rather than rushing back to L.A. after the cheating scandal, was an important step in rebuilding their relationship.

“Her family was obviously very concerned when the scandal broke and they wanted her to come home, [but] she decided to stay and is so happy she did,” according to source. "She loved her time in Cleveland and believes it was essential to their relationship to be together as a family unit during that time. Those are important months as a parent and she is grateful they experienced that as a team.”

On Tuesday, the couple was photographed at a McDonald's drive-thru. A day earlier, they hung out with Khloé's sister, Kendall Jenner, and mother Kris Jenner's boyfriend, Corey Gamble.

Kardashian shared a photo on Instagram of a teddy bear and balloons that read, "Welcome home Khloé and True," courtesy of her sister Kylie Jenner.

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