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Tuesday
Jun202017

Jimmy Kimmel shares video from his "Father’s Day YouTube Challenge"

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel shared videos collected from his most recent video prank challenge for Father’s Day: “Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I Told My Dad I Love Him.”

This year Jimmy said, “We’ve had a lot of very bad ideas, but this year was simple. Sneak up on your father and yell, ‘I love you, Dad!’ as loud as you can. I was starting to think that this might not work, but I was very, very wrong. We got hundreds of videos, we went through all of them and we whittled it down to the best of the best.”

Then Jimmy presented a video reel collected from viewer submissions, a lot of which involved some very surprised and unhappy fathers, including a man on the toilet and another man who essentially threatened his son’s life for using a megaphone on him.

Past prank challenges have included, “Hey Jimmy, I Played Catch with My Dad,” “Hey Jimmy, I Served My Dad Breakfast in the Shower” and “Spray Dad with a Hose.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 on ABC

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Tuesday
Jun202017

"The Bachelorette" recap: Rachel Lindsay finds herself in a "crazy house"

ABC/Bob Leverone(LOS ANGELES) -- The theme for this week's episode of The Bachelorette was "crazy house."

This was the term bachelorette Rachel Lindsay used to describe the house filled with the remaining men, who are all eager for alone time with her. Some are even willing to risk friendships -- and even an opportunity to marry the 31-year-old attorney -- just to be given a rose.

Lee found himself, again, in hot water. It was clear the 30-year-old singer from Nashville was picking fights with several men in the house; last week it was Eric, and this week it was Kenny.

Meanwhile, Dean was quick to point out to a producer of the show that he was only fighting with the black men in the house. When a producer asked him what he meant, he replied, "You know exactly what I mean."

For Lee, the drama he started seemed more like a game to him. "I get tickled when I smile and an angry man gets angrier," he said to the camera after one fight.

When Kenny finally confronted Lee, telling him, "You took advantage of our friendship," the two began yelling. It caused the whole house to take notice -- even Lindsay, who eventually broke down into tears from… well, initially we didn't know why.

Lindsay later explained that she broke down because of the "pressure that I feel being a black woman" on the show.

"I already know what people are going to say about me, and judge me for the decisions that I'm making," she continued. "I'm the one that has to deal with that and nobody else and that's a lot."

This caused Lindsay to go straight to the Rose Ceremony. After it was all said and done, Brady, Bryce and Diggy were left without roses. And Diggy got the distinction of becoming the first guy this season to cry after being eliminated.

Thankfully, things turned around a bit as the guys began their dates. While Dean got the distinction of getting this episode's solo date -- riding in a blimp, having a private dinner and even attending a Russell Dickerson concert -- the rest of the guys were treated to a boat ride around Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The date was topped off with a spelling bee, which Josiah won.

Once back in the house, though, the guys were back to their gossipy, bickering ways. Iggy (as usual!) went to Lindsay to talk about the other guys -- this time Josiah -- while Lee told Lindsay that Kenny was the aggressor in their argument.

When Kenny tried to defend himself to Lindsay, he told her: "Lee's handshake doesn't match his smile."

But Lindsay didn't seem convinced Kenny was telling the truth.

We'll have to see which side Lindsay is on when The Bachelorette returns next Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Tuesday
Jun202017

Miles Teller defiant after booze-related arrest: "I blame Shore Club"

Miles Teller in "Bleed This" - Open Road Films/Seacia Pavao(SAN DIEGO) -- Miles Teller, the actor best known as the troubled drummer in the Oscar-winning movie Whiplash, had his own real-life troubles over the weekend, with an alcohol-related arrest in San Diego.

But while many actors might turn to social media for a mea culpa, Teller took aim at the venue, tweeting, "I blame Shore Club."

Officers say Bleed This star Teller, 30, was partying with friends at bars in the Pacific Beach area, and when they stopped him, they say his eyes were red, he was slurring and at one point almost fell into the street. Teller was given the chance to sleep it off at a detox facility, but he was reportedly uncooperative, so the staff kicked him out. 

That's when police took Teller to jail, where he was booked on a misdemeanor charge of being drunk in public.

That's not exactly how Teller remembers it, however. The actor later tweeted, "Went down to SD to see my buddy before he deployed. I wasn't arrested I was detained bc there was no evidence to charge me with a crime." 

Despite Teller's denial, ABC News has confirmed with the San Diego Police Department that Teller was, indeed, arrested and booked.

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Monday
Jun192017

"Atlanta," "This Is Us" and "The Handmaid's Tale" lead the way for this year's TCA nominations

From "Atlanta," (L-R) Brian Tyree Henry, Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz - Courtesy Robin Lori for FX Networks(LOS ANGELES) -- Leading the pack of this year's Television Critics Association nominees is Donald Glover's Golden Globe winning comedy, Atlanta, NBC's hit drama This Is Us and Hulu's dystopian series The Handmaid's Tale, all earning four nominations each.

Those three shows, plus Big Little LiesThe Leftovers and Stranger Things, will compete for Program of the Year at this year's awards.

Glover, who won his first Golden Globe earlier this year for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy, is also nominated for a TCA in the Individual Achievement in Comedy category.  

He faces off against Insecure creator-actor Issa Rae, Aziz Ansari, Kristin Bell, Julia Louis-Drefyus and Fleabag breakout star Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the prestigious award. 

This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown is the only male actor nominated among a handful of female stars, including Nicole Kidman, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, in the Individual Achievement in Drama category.  

Sarandon and Lange both earned nods for their roles as late Hollywood actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, respectively, in Ryan Murphy's FX docudrama, Feud: Bette and Joan

ABC's black-ish is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy alongside Atlanta, Amazon's FleabagMaster of NoneThe Good Place and Veep.  In the Drama category, AMC's Better Call Saul will go up against Netfix's Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us, The Crown and The Americans.

Awards will be presented at the 33rd annual TCA Awards on Saturday, August 5. Here's the complete list of nominees: 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us, NBC
Carrie Coon, The Leftovers & Fargo, HBO & FX
Claire Foy, The Crown, Netflix
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies, HBO
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Pamela Adlon, Better Things, FX
Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix
Kristen Bell, The Good Place, NBC
Donald Glover, Atlanta, FX
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Issa Rae, Insecure, HBO
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag, Amazon

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, TBS
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO
The Lead With Jake Tapper, CNN
O.J.: Made in America, ESPN
Planet Earth II, BBC America
Weiner, Showtime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
The Circus, Showtime
The Great British Baking Show, PBS
The Keepers, Netflix
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, A&E
Shark Tank, ABC
Survivor: Game Changers, CBS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
Doc McStuffins, Disney Junior
Elena of Avalor, Disney Channel
Odd Squad, PBS
Sesame Street, HBO
Speechless, ABC

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
Atlanta, FX
The Crown, Netflix
The Good Place, NBC
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
Big Little Lies, HBO
Fargo, FX
Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix
The Night Of, HBO
Wizard of Lies, HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Better Call Saul, AMC
Stranger Things, Netflix
The Americans, FX
The Crown, Netflix
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
This Is Us, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Atlanta, FX
black-ish, ABC
Fleabag, Amazon
Master of None, Netflix
The Good Place, NBC
Veep, HBO

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Atlanta, FX
Big Little Lies, HBO
Stranger Things, Netflix
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
The Leftovers, HBO
This Is Us, NBC

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Monday
Jun192017

Hillary Duff explains the success of "Younger," and reveals when son realized she was famous

ABC Radio(NEW YORK) -- Hillary Duff sat down with ABC's Good Morning America Monday and chatted about the success of Younger, her TV Land show that has been picked up for a fifth season.  But at the same time, she was filming a segment of the show that takes place on -- you guessed it -- ABC's Good Morning America.

The series, which was renewed for a fifth season even before its fourth season aired, stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-year-old single mom who pretends to be 26 to land a job in the publishing industry.

Duff plays Liza's friend Kelsey, who's just learned her secret.

"Women of all ages and everybody can relate to wanting to reinvent themselves, or feeling stuck, or someone is not accepting you," Duff said of the show.

"It's really a tale about friendship. There is love interests, like, weaving in and out, but it's a tale of friendship between women."

Duff's job on the show means the former Lizzie Maguire star is back in the spotlight, and that's probably how her five-year-old son Luca realized his mom's famous.

"I picked him up from school and when he got home, he is like, 'I know your name,' and I was like, 'I know.' And he's like, 'No, no, your name is Hilary Duff!' And I'm like: 'CAUGHT!' Like, I didn't know how to respond."

"He said it with a little glint in his eye, like somebody told him something ...and I'm like, 'No, I'm not ready for this yet.' He's seen me on the cover of a magazine in a grocery store. I think he thinks the next day it's the next mommy's turn."

Younger returns Wednesday, June 28 at 10 p.m. on TV Land.

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Monday
Jun192017

Carrie Fisher autopsy reveals drug use; cause of death remains officially "undetermined"

Lucasfilm - 2016(LOS ANGELES) --We learned last Friday that although Carrie Fisher's death last December was attributed then to a heart attack, her official cause of death is officially undetermined, due to numerous possible contributing factors, including drug use.  Now the Los Angeles County coroner's office has released the full autopsy report, specifying what drugs were discovered in her system.

The 27-page report says toxicology results revealed the presence of cocaine, opiates, morphine, and MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in Fisher's system.  However, it remains unclear if they played any role in the Star Wars star's death.

As previously reported, Fisher's cause of death is now listed as "sleep apnea and other undetermined factors," including "heart disease [and] drug use," though again, any role the drugs may have played remains undetermined.  Fisher had a history of heart disease, and was also bipolar.

Fisher died last December 27, four days after she stopped breathing on board a plane just before it landed at Los Angeles International Airport.  She was 60.

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Monday
Jun192017

See behind-the-scenes teaser for "Pitch Perfect 3"

ABC Press(LOS ANGELES) -- You'll have to wait until December to actually see Pitch Perfect 3, the next installment in the franchise about female a capella singing group the Barden Bellas, but you can take a behind-the-scenes look at the production thanks to a new teaser video now.

In the two-and-a-half-minute clip, director Trish Sie explains that in Pitch Perfect 3, "we're talking you on a global tour with the Bellas." In the video we see the cast -- including returning stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp and Hailee Steinfeld -- working on choreography, jumping off boats and getting attacked by dogs.

We also see scenes of newcomer to the franchise, veteran actor John Lithgow, dancing with Wilson. "Rebel and John are like peas in a pod," Sie says. We also get a brief look at DJ Khaled, who appears in the film.

Pitch Perfect 3 arrives December 22.

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Monday
Jun192017

Stephen Furst, "Flounder" from "Animal House," dead at 63

Getty Images/Chris Polk(LOS ANGELES) -- Stephen Furst, the actor who achieved comedy immortality playing Kent "Flounder" Dorfman in 1978's Animal House, has died.  He was 63.  Furst's sons Nathan and Griffith, announced their father's death on Facebook writing that Furst died Friday, June 16, due to complications from diabetes.

"To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment. He intensely believed that laugher is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now," they wrote on Saturday

Though Furst is best remembered for his portrayal of the portly social outcast in Animal House, he also co-starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on the 1980s medical drama St. Elsewhere, appeared as a recurring character on the sci-fi series Babylon 5 in the 1990s, and did a lot of voice work in a variety of animated projects.

Furst's Animal House co-star Tim Matheson remembered Furst on Facebook with a quote from Animal House, "Ah, Flounder! You f***** up. You trusted us! But we loved ya, Pal. Rest In Peace."

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Monday
Jun192017

"Cars 3" races to a first place finish at the box office

Disney/Pixar 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Cars 3 blew by Wonder Woman to take the top spot at the weekend box office. The latest installment of the Disney/Pixar animated franchise -- featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer and Cristela Alonzo -- pulled in an estimated $53.5 million dollars. ABC News is owned by Disney.

Wonder Woman finished in second place with an estimated $40.7 million, bringing its domestic total to just below $275 million. Overseas, the film added another $39.5 million, bringing its worldwide total to $571.8 million.

In third place was All Eyez On Me, the Tupac Shakur biopic starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. It surpassed expectations, earning an estimated $27 million. The Mummy took fourth place with $13.9 million haul. It tacked on another $53 million internationally, bringing its worldwide figure to nearly $300 million.

Rounding out the top five was the thriller, 47 Meters Down, starring This Is Us' Mandy Moore and The Originals' Claire Holt. It raked in an estimated $11.5 million in its debut.

Another of this week's new releases, Rough Night had an even rougher weekend. The R-rated comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon disappointed in its debut, earning just $8 million for a seventh place finish.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Cars 3, $53.5 million
2. Wonder Woman, $40.7 million
3. All Eyez On Me, $27 million
4. The Mummy, $13.9 million
5. 47 Meters Down, $11.5 million
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, $8.5 million
7. Rough Night, $8 million
8. Captain Underpants, $7.35 million
9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, $4.98 million
10. It Comes at Night, $2.6 million

 

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Saturday
Jun172017

Cosby accuser Andrea Constand thanks jury, asks for privacy 

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(NORRISTOWN, PA) -- Following the news that Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has ended in a mistrial, Andrea Constand, who accused the legendary comedian of assaulting her, has issued a statement via her lawyers.

In addition to thanking the jury for their "tireless efforts" -- they deliberated for six days -- Constand also thanked the D.A.'s office, including the judge who authorized the prosecution.   She also asked for privacy for her and her family.

The statement goes on to say, in part, "We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced. We commend those prosecutors who raised awareness that one of the hallmarks of drug-related sexual assaults is the effect the drug has on the victim's memory and ability to recall and were nonetheless willing to present this evidence to the jury."

Cosby was accused of drugging and sexually violating Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.  Constand, who was then an employee of Temple University, Cosby's alma mater, claims the comic gave her drugs that incapacitated her to the degree that she could not stop him from assaulting her. 

Sixty women, including Constand, have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them, or attempting to do so.  Cosby has denied all of the charges, and has only been criminally charged in the Constand case.

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