"It's wildly unique" - Will Smith sheds some light on "Bright"

NETFLIX(LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes featurette about Bright, the genre-bending cop drama starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton

David Ayer, who directed End of Watch and wrote Training Day, calls the shots on the movie, which is basically End of Watch if it was written by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

The movie has Smith playing an LAPD cop in a present in which fairies, orcs, and other mythological creatures are real. Edgerton plays Officer Jakoby, the first-ever orc on the police force.

Smith's jaded Officer Ward and his unlikely partner have to trust each other with their lives -- especially when a case has them stumble upon a "massively powerful artifact" -- a real-life magic wand. "It's sort of like a nuclear weapon," Smith says.

Just like its storybook counterpart, the wand grants any wish -- so a group of corrupt cops plots to steal it, trying to get Ward to go along with the murder of his partner in order to do so.

Instead, Ward and Jakoby bail with the wand, setting off a chase for the item that could literally change the world. 

"It's wildly unique," Smith enthuses of the project, which hits Netflix on December 22.


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"Designated Survivor" takes on Mexico tonight: "It's kind of a parallel of what's happening right now"

ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg(HOLLYWOOD) --The plot lines on ABC's Designated Survivor this season have focused on real issues, like the controversy over Confederate statues, or the rising cost of prescription drugs.  Tonight's episode is no different: a Mexican citizen is shot during a border dispute and President Kirkman and his staff must try to resolve the situation.

"It's basically the talk about immigration reform. Problems with the border arise at the same time," says Adan Canto, the actor who plays National Security Advisor Aaron Shore on the drama.

"It's kind of a parallel of what's happening right now, and I find that it's a great opportunity to start a conversation about this," adds Canto, who is Mexican.  "There's just so much more to understand about it."

Canto says the Designated Survivor cast enjoys how roles let them imagine how real-life crises might be solved.

"I have to remember that I'm not a politician and all I do is research what I get in my script...which I find awesome," he tells ABC Radio. "It's just so great that I can learn about these things, and not just that, but pretend to be fixing these problems in a way that I wish my government would."

However, appearing on a show set in the White House does have its drawbacks, as Canto found out when he and the show visited the real 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. last season.

"When I got there, we stepped in the Oval Office and the whole experience was ruined for me," he laughs. "For me, it was like being back on set because these guys [on the crew] built...almost an exact replica."

"So I didn't feel that awe," he adds. "I was like, 'Oh. Cool. Yeah.' [It] just felt like another day at work!"  

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Tune in: 50 Cent enlists his ex Vivica A. Fox for couple's therapy on "50 Central"

ABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) -- 50 Cent and Vivica A. Fox are poking fun at their former relationship drama in Wednesday night's episode of BET's 50 Central.

In a clip from the show, posted on Fox's Instagram, a therapist asks the the two why they're in couple's therapy.

"I believe we have a strong connection and I don't want to lose it," Fox tells the therapist.

50 then responds, "Cuz she dragged me down here," which prompts Vivica to take out a hidden butcher's knife and brandish it at 50.

"Keep on, keep on," she says as the therapist interrupts and tells Vivica there was no need to "set it off."

50 also reposted the same video on his page, adding the caption, "Catch 50Central this Wednesday expect the unexpected 10:30pm on BET. #50centralbet."

The two, who dated in 2003 and had a war of words online in 2015, finally made up in January at at New York Knicks basketball game.

“I walked to him and I said, ‘Happy New Year,'” Vivica told Wendy Williams then. “It is so time for this to be over with, as far as beefing back and forth.”

50 Central airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET on BET.

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"The Facts of Life" star Mindy Cohn reveals breast cancer battle

Getty Images for Heifer International/Joe Scarnici(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Mindy Cohn revealed she had breast cancer, and that she kept her health battle private for the past five years, in a new interview with People magazine.

The Facts of Life star said she is currently in remission, but says she underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation during the course of her recovery.

"I called my agent and said I had to stop working for at least a year," Cohn, 51, told People. "I just dropped off the face of the earth. I needed to be away and get better."

Cohn said she recovered in part on the farm owned by her friends Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, who appear in the reality show The Fabulous Beekman Boys.

Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge were there for Cohn "during the worst times," she said. "My recovery included feeding 113 goats, feeding chickens, shoveling poop, working in the garden ... I felt myself growing stronger."

Cohn also spoke candidly about learning to reach out to friends for help.

"I needed to be vulnerable ... I had to learn that asking for help is not me being weak," she told the magazine. "It was hard to go through it alone."

Cohn's Facts of Life costar, Kim Fields, stopped by Good Morning America Wednesday, revealing that Cohn reached out to her after being diagnosed.

"She's an amazing source of everything -- of life, of strength, of peace, of beauty ...certainly laughter, still," Fields told GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts, herself a breast cancer survivor.

She added, "It was a blessing and an honor at a minimum to be there in any way she allowed."

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Amazon Studios President Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegation

Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival/Jerod Harris (LOS ANGELES) -- Amazon Studios President Roy Price has resigned, ABC News has confirmed.

Price was put on leave last week, following an allegation of sexual harassment involving Isa Hackett, an executive producer on the network's series The Man in the High Castle.

Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter last week that in 2015, Prince allegedly propositioned her in a cab on the way to an Amazon party, but she told him she has a wife and children.

She said that Price did not give up and that she later reported the incident to Amazon executives.

"We take seriously any questions about the conduct of our employees,” an Amazon spokesperson told THR. “We expect people to set high standards for themselves; we encourage people to raise any concerns and we make it a priority to investigate and address them. Accordingly, we looked closely at this specific concern and addressed it directly with those involved."

After the incident, Hackett said she hasn't seen Roy.

"I don’t feel afraid of him, but it’s difficult after you report something because you’re carrying this anxiety about how to interact with somebody if and when you do see them. You’re aware that other people may or may not know about it," she said.

ABC News has reached out to Price's attorney for comment but did not immediately hear back.

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Johnny Depp's legal battles now include a top Hollywood lawyer

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Johnny Depp, who is already embroiled in a legal battle with his former managers, is now accusing a hot shot Hollywood lawyer of ripping him off for nearly $35 million.

In a complaint filed on Tuesday, Depp claims that attorney Jacob A. Bloom -- whose other clients include Ron Howard, Nicolas Cage and Jackie Chan — and his law firm, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal & LaViolette, committed “professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment,” ultimately costing the the Pirates of the Caribbean star tens of millions of dollars, according to documents obtained by People magazine.

“Johnny Depp’s lawsuit filed today reflects his continued stand against systemic, self-serving Hollywood practices that he hopes this lawsuit will expose and end,” the actor's lawyer, Adam Waldman, tells the entertainment magazine.

Depp reportedly hired Bloom and his firm to handle his legal affairs in 1999, but claims they “improperly and negligently collected over $30,000,000 in voidable contingent fees” from his variable income over the years without a legally binding contract under California law, the claim alleges.

The complaint further alleges that Bloom and his firm were in cahoots with business managers at The Management Group -- who he's also suing -- took out a “hard money loan” with a “double digit interest rate.” from a lender with whom they also had a professional relationship with for Depp, and manipulated the terms of the loan for their own financial benefit, as well as TMG's.

TMG, in turn, is seeking repayment of a $4.2 million loan to Depp, in addition to several hundred thousand dollars in unpaid fees. TMG commenced non-judicial foreclosure proceedings against one of Depp’s properties in 2016, which the company alleges caused Depp to concoct false allegations.

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Harvey Weinstein's brother Bob Weinstein accused of sexual harassment by TV showrunner

WireImage/Mathew Imaging(LOS ANGELES) - Bob Weinstein, who co-founded The Weinstein Company with brother Harvey Weinstein, has been accused of sexual harassment by a female executive producer of the TV series The Mist.

Amanda Segel, a showrunner for the Spike TV drama, made the allegations in a report published Tuesday by Variety.

Segel said Weinstein repeatedly made unwanted romantic overtures toward her, including asking her out to dinner.

"‘No’ should be enough," Segel told Variety. "After ‘no,’ anybody who has asked you out should just move on. Bob kept referring to me that he wanted to have a friendship. He didn’t want a friendship. He wanted more than that. My hope is that ‘no’ is enough from now on."

Through his attorney Bert Fields, Bob Weinstein has denied the claims.

"Variety’s story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel and we have the emails to prove it, but even if you believe what she says it contains not a hint of any inappropriate touching or even any request for such touching," Fields said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment, and even if you believed what this person asserts there is no way it would amount to that."

Fields told ABC News that "not any fair-minded person could believe that Bob would do anything like this," adding that Segel's relationship with Bob Weinstein was always pleasant.

The Weinstein Company referred to Fields' statement when asked by ABC News for comment.

In a statement to ABC News, Spike TV said, "We take all allegations of this nature very seriously, and are investigating."

Segel's attorney did not immediately responded to a request for comment.

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Jennifer Lawrence on sexual harassment in Hollywood: "Legal actions need to be put in place"

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lawrence was one of the featured speakers at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event Monday night in Los Angeles, and naturally sexual harassment in Hollywood was a major topic of her speech.

According to ELLE, during the speech, Lawrence told a story of being asked to lose weight for a part after an actress before her had been fired for not losing weight fast enough. She also said a female producer "had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me."

"And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates. After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet,"  Lawrence said.

In her speech, Lawrence offered support for a proposal, made at the event Monday night by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, for a film industry commission to develop, "industry-wide protections against sexual harassment and abuse."

But speaking to reporters before the event, Lawrence said an even stronger response was needed to the problem.

"It's good that everybody's talking about it. I'm thrilled," she said, but added, "Legal actions need to be put in place to protect people on film sets and we just need to make a community of support where people feel like they can go and find support, find help and get the answers...without having to be on the cover of a magazine talking about it."

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David Letterman returns to late night, sets Jimmy Kimmel straight on Conan O'Brien's crazy horse story

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- David Letterman returned to late night TV for the first time since retiring in 2015, appearing on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! taping in Jimmy's hometown, Brooklyn, New York, and caught Jimmy and his viewers up on how he's been spending his retirement. One story involved a horse he sent, shortly after his retirement, to fellow late night host Conan O'Brien as a joke that went awry.

The plan, according to Letterman, was that O’Brien would bring the horse on stage during his show, where it would relieve itself, after which Conan would return it.

“Days later, I realized something had gone terribly wrong," the 70-year-old former Late Show host continued. "I got this lovely letter from him saying his wife has decided to keep it because she’s an equestrian.”

That wasn't the response Letterman was hoping for, he said, explaining, “I was counting on him returning the horse and I get my money back.”

That's not the end of the story, as Conan during an appearance on Friday's Late Show, told current host Stephen Colbert that the horse had "gone crazy."

“So, now he’s complaining," said Letterman. "There may be litigation, and maybe I’ll get a call from PETA.” 

"So, if you run into Conan," Letterman pleaded to Kimmel, "Just say it was supposed to be a joke."

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"The Voice" recap: The battle rounds continue with Adam Levine stealing an artist from Blake Shelton

NBC/Trae Patton(LOS ANGELES) -- The battle rounds continued Tuesday night on The Voice, as teammates went head-to-head for the right to advance to the next stage in the competition, a night that also saw Adam Levine steal an artist from Blake Shelton.

Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: DNCE’s Joe Jonas for Team Adam, Rascal Flatts for Team Blake, ex-Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland for Team Jennifer Hudson and Billy Ray Cyrus for Team Miley Cyrus.

Here are the highlights of Tuesday night's show:

Davon Fleming and Maharasyi, representing Team Jennifer led off the show. The two artists, who Hudson described as “soulful, R&B singers” faced off against each other on Whitney Houston’s “I’m Your Baby Tonight.” Miley, who loved the entertainment aspect of the performance, called the battle a tie. Adam leaned towards Davon. Blake agreed, but also gave props to Maharasyi for holding her own against a more seasoned singer. JHud awarded the victory to Davon, who advances to the next round. Maharasyi was sent home.

Team Adam’s Brandon Showell battled Hannah Mrozak on “Cold Water” by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ. Adam, addressing the camera prior to the performance, said the winner would be the artist who he “was unable to look away from.” Afterwards, the other coaches were mixed, with Blake giving the round to Hannah and Jennifer giving Brandon the edge. Adam declared the match dead even, but went with Hannah, who moves on to the knockout rounds. Brandon’s time on The Voice came to an end.

Blake then paired Dennis Drummond and Mitchell Lee for the next battle, noting each of them were "more rock than country." They covered Counting Crows’ “Mr. Jones.” Miley liked Drummond’s “cool vibe,” but believed Mitchell had the strongest voice. Adam thought Mitchell was more in Blake’s wheelhouse, but called Dennis a “wild card.” In what Shelton declared his closest battle this season, he chose Mitchell, who moves on to the next round.

The competition wasn't over for Drummond, however, as Adam, who fought hard for the artist, but lost out to Blake in the blind auditions, ultimately got his man, stealing him from Shelton.

Also on Tuesday: Team Adam’s Dylan Gerard and Team Miley’s Esera Tualo advanced to the knockout rounds. Dave Crosby and Rebecca Brunner -- from Blake and Adam’s teams, respectively -- were sent packing.

The Voice returns with more battles Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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