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Friday
May182018

"The Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison on whether the royal wedding will be a Cinderella story or a royal bust

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- No one has more experience bringing couples together than the host of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison.

So, with the royal wedding coming up on Saturday, ABC Radio asked Chris if he thinks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will last, and he's laying pretty good odds they will.

"I think they have to last. They're contractually obligated to. That's it man, you're done," he says.

And what if the couple should hit a rough patch?

"The good news is they have castles to go to," says Harrison. "So it's like, 'Look, I don't like you anymore -- you go to that castle, I'll go to the one out west.'"

Chris wishes nothing but the best for Harry and Meghan, but he's still kind of bummed about not making the guest list.

"You know, you talk about Emmy snubs and Oscars snubs, this would probably go down as the biggest snub in history -- I'm not officiating the most dramatic wedding ever," he jokes.  

The new season of The Bachelorette premieres May 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Friday
May182018

Zazie Beetz reveals she fainted during a "Deadpool 2" fight scene, praises Ryan Reynolds' comedic timing 

TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.(NEW YORK) -- Atlanta star Zazie Beetz took on a different type of role as Domino, a superhero with the power of luck, in Marvel's Deadpool 2.

Beetz admits the physicality of the role was a new undertaking that really tested her abilities and her psychical limits.

"They really just want me to be able to be strong enough to pull off all the physical activity -- which is a lot," Beetz tells ABC Radio. "Like there is one scene where Josh [Brolin] and I were fighting and I literally -- in the middle of the scene -- I'm passed out."

In the film, Brolin plays Cable, a time travelling cybernetic mutant soldier, who is set on changing the future. Beetz teams up with Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, to stop him.

She continues, "I think I was just like overheated dehydrated -- or maybe I was over exhausted. But... It's a lot of physical work. It was intense. But, it was also cool to find out what your body can do."

While the physical nature of her character was a definite challenge that she overcame with training, Beetz admits that unlike her Deadpool 2 co-star, she had to work on her comedic timing.

"Ryan is actually a really, really good improviser," she says. "His humor is... just naturally so Deadpool. But, comedy, on the other hand, [is] relatively almost tedious."

According to Zazie, great comedy revolves around its timing.

"You have to sort of hit certain beats. Especially if you're filming it," she explains. "You have to get certain shots and it has to follow a certain rhythm that is worked out."  

Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Terry Crews, hits theaters today.

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Friday
May182018

Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria welcome baby number four 

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria welcomed their fourth child, a baby boy, on Thursday.

The fitness guru shared the news on her Instagram page writing, "He’s here! He’s perfect! 8lbs 2oz #wegotthis2018," alongside a shot of the proud parents smiling down at the baby as she held him in her arms.

Before heading to the hospital on Thursday, Hilaria shared a photo of herself dressed in sweats and slippers, captioned, "Earlier this morning...wish me luck. Bye bye baby bump."

The baby, whose name has not yet been revealed, joins 4-year-old sister Carmen, 4 and brothers Rafael, 2, and Leonardo, 1.

Alec also a 22-year-old daughter, Ireland, with ex-wife Kim Bassinger.

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Friday
May182018

MTV's "Catfish" pauses production after host Nev Schulman is accused of sexual harassment

MTV(LOS ANGELES) -- MTV suspended production Thursday of the seventh season of Catflish: The TV Show and launched an investigation after its host and executive producer Nev Schulman was accused of sexual harassment, The Daily Beast reports

“We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation, and we’ve put a pause on shooting until the investigation is completed.”

Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on the show in 2015, posted a video on YouTube, claiming Schulman made unwanted sexual advances towards her during the filming of her episode. Morgan, an out-lesbian, claims Schulman questioned her sexuality repeatedly.

"He goes 'so I don't think you're a lesbian.' I was like, 'Oh why do you feel that way?'" Morgan says in the video. "And he was just like, 'Because I just feel like you haven't met the right guy yet. Do you think I'm attractive? Have you ever had sex with a guy?'"

Morgan replied "no," and Schulman allegedly said, "Well I think you should try it, I have a big d***, I would tear your a** up."

Schulman denies the claims in a statement. 

“The behavior described in this video did not happen and I'm fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth,” Schulman said. “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions—but these claims are false.”

Schulman -- who is married to Laura Perlongo with a 17-month-old baby -- also hosts a web-series with ATTN:, which has also been suspended.

Catflish: The TV Show helps people track down their online love interests to find out their true identities.

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Friday
May182018

"Deadpool 2" leads this week's new releases

TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.(LOS ANGELES) -- The following movies open nationwide on Friday:

Deadpool 2 -- Ryan Reynolds returns as foul-mouthed, wisecracking Wade Wilson -- a.k.a. Deadpool -- in the sequel to the breakout 2016 film. This time, the mutant mercenary teams with a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable -- played by Josh Brolin. Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy also star. Rated R. (TRAILER CONTAINS UNCENSORED PROFANITY)

Show Dogs -- Chris "Ludacris" Bridges provides the voice of Max, a rottweiler police dog, who along with his human partner -- played by Will Arnett -- infiltrates a dog show to stop a crime. Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Shaquille O'Neal and Stanley Tucci also star. Rated PG.

* Book Club -- Four lifelong friends -- played by Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen -- are forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club. Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, Alicia Silverstone and Richard Dreyfus. Rated PG-13.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

On Chesil Beach -- Saoirse Roanan stars in this drama based on Ian McEwan's 2007 novel about a young couple in 1962 England (played by Ronan and Billy Howle) whose fear of intimate relations destroys their marriage. Emily Watson also stars. Rated R.

First Reformed -- Paul Schrader's latest thriller stars Ethan Hawke as a small-town pastor struggling with the death of his son. His beliefs are further challenged by a woman -- played by Amanda Seyfried -- seeking counseling for her radical environmentalist husband. Also starring Cedric Kyles. Rated R.

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Thursday
May172018

Amazon greenlights Nazi-hunting drama from Jordan Peele

ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Jordan Peele's latest project has been given the go-ahead by Amazon Studios.

Amazon announced on Thursday that it's given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Peele's The Hunt, a series about Nazi hunters in New York City in 1977.

Peele's Monkeypaw production company will produce the project as part of the Oscar-winner's first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment.

The series follows a group of Nazi hunters, who learn that, years after World War II, hundreds of top Nazi officials are still around and trying to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S.  That launches the hunters on a quest to stop the Nazis' plans and bring them to justice.

"When [writer] David Weil first shared The Hunt with me, I immediately knew that we had to be involved," Peele said in statement. "It's cathartic. It's noir. It’s frighteningly relevant. It’s exactly what I want to see on television. I am thrilled to be working with Amazon in bringing this incredible vision to the world.”

No word on when the series will hit the streaming platform.

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Thursday
May172018

Hilary Duff had "reached a breaking point" with chain-smoking neighbor she trashed online, says rep

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- After Hilary Duff, star of the TV series Younger, took to social media on Wednesday to call out a chain-smoking neighbor, Dieter Addison, her rep told ABC News that the actress' outburst has been a long time coming.

“Hilary and her young son have been subjected to excessive secondhand smoke, late-night noise, garbage in the hallways, and an overall hazardous living environment from this man for months now," the representative said.  "She tried numerous times in polite ways to handle this situation, including countless sessions with the landlords of the building. As every mother knows, protecting your kid has to come first and foremost and that is her primary goal. She reached a breaking point after a 15 hour work day and yet another sleepless night.”

Wednesday, Duff reportedly trashed Addison to her 9.2 million Instagram followers, claiming that his parents pay his rent and he's "never worked a day in [his] life."

In an interview with The New York Post, Addison admitted he's a chain smoker but claims he doesn't smoke marijuana. He added that he hired an attorney after he began receiving “hate mail and threats” from Duff’s fans, and is "scared for his life."

Addison further claims he called the police on Duff's boyfriend, Matthew Koma, Wednesday after Koma allegedly "barged in and tried to punch me in the face.”

A NYPD spokesperson told ABC News only that police responded to a 911 call for a dispute inside a residence. Upon arrival, authorities were told by a 26-year-old victim that he'd had a dispute with another male at the location. No injuries were visible, and police took a report for harassment.

Duff's rep told People magazine "there was no altercation whatsoever," adding, "Koma went over today and asked politely yet again for [Addison] to take his smoking outside so as not to impact others."

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Thursday
May172018

Watch now: Harry Styles-produced sitcom "Happy Together" coming to CBS this fall

Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) -- What if Harry Styles knocked on your door and asked if he could hide out in your house for a while because the paparazzi is after him?  That's basically the plot of a new comedy coming to CBS this fall, executive-produced by Harry himself.

The show, Happy Together, is about a young Australian pop star named Cooper who's pursued by the paps after he splits with his girlfriend.  He asks his uncool, thirty-something accountant, Jake, if he can move in with him and his wife until the frenzy dies down.  Hilarity, of course, ensues.

It's not clear if Harry will ever appear on Happy Together, but Cooper basically is Harry, if Harry were Australian.

The show, starring Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West and Felix Mallard, will air Monday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Thursday
May172018

No more drama: Tiffany Haddish says she and Beyoncé are "cool" after #WhoBitBeyoncé controversy

ABC/Paula Lobo (LOS ANGELES) -- While Tiffany Haddish refuses to divulge which actress allegedly bit Beyoncé on the cheek at an after-party in December, the comedian says she and Bey are still on good terms.

“We’ve talked since then and it’s been cool,” Haddish tells People. “Nobody’s trippin’ except for everybody else.”

Tiffany says she wasn't expecting her story to take the Internet by storm.  “I didn’t think it was going to blow up like that,” she said.

As previously reported, many actress' names were thrown out as possible biting culprits, including Sanaa Lathan, who denied having anything to do with the incident.

"I adore Beyonce. I would never do anything malicious like that -- to her, or to anyone," Lathan told Health magazine in May. It’s so bizarre."

In April, Beyoncé's stepfather, Richard Lawson, told ABC Radio that the incident never even happened.

"It was something that was blown out of proportion and Tiffany just got a ride from doing it," Lawson said then. "[Tiffany's] numbers probably jumped up. Other people jumped on the bandwagon and it's all a bunch of B.S. It's not real. ...It's not true."

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Thursday
May172018

Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressant

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) -- One way that Kim Kardashian West earns money is by promoting products on Instagram, but this time, some say she went too far.

The reality TV star, who boasts 111 million followers on the social media platform, deleted a sponsored image of her licking an appetite-suppressant lollipop Wednesday after facing criticism from those who called her "irresponsible" and "vile," but a few hours later, the post was live again.

A publicist for the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, and Kardashian West herself has yet to speak out about the controversy.

Kardashian West, 37, has been a spokeswoman for Flat Tummy Co. for months and has gushed online at least twice about the company's meal replacement program. However, when she posted the aforementioned advertisement for Flat Tummy Co.'s appetite suppressant lollipops, calling them "literally unreal" and offering a discount, critics bashed her for promoting the product.

"You terrible and toxic influence on young girls," The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil  tweeted about the post. "MAYBE don’t take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful. And to play with your kids. And to have fun with your friends. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than 'I had a flat stomach,'" she added.

Jamil later went on to celebrate the ad's initial removal.

A representative for Flat Tummy Co. did not respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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