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Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union and more sing, dance in Women's History Month challenge
ABC/Kevin Mazur (LOS ANGELES) -- Halle Berry and Gabrielle Union are two of the women who have answered the call from Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter to participate in a fun, empowering challenge for Women's History Month. It all started when Carter challenged a group of industry peers -- including Berry, Union, Angela Basset, Tasha Smith, Luptia Nyong'o and June Ambrose -- to "show the world when women unite anything is possible" by dancing to their favorite empowering song. Union was one of the first to accept the fun task, adding an empowering message. "We have all been through something in...
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Relationships -- good and bad -- ring true in 'Gloria Bell', says co-star John Turturro
Hilary Bronwyn Gayle, courtesy of A24 (NEW YORK) -- Emmy-winner John Turturro and Oscar-winner Julianne Moore can be seen in theaters this weekend in Gloria Bell, a romantic dramedy remake of the 2013 Spanish-language film, Gloria. Moore plays the film's title role, a free-spirited divorcée who sheds her buttoned-up at-work persona once she hits the dance floor at night. It's during one of these outings that she meets Turturro's Arnold, but their budding romance turns out to be more complicated than their first night together. Turturro explained to ABC Radio what draws the seemingly different characters to each other. "People...
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"Get off my lawn!" Mark Hamill jabs "moping" Luke Skywalker, says "life's too short" to argue about 'Last Jedi' anymore
ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua (NEW YORK) -- Star Wars fans know that Mark Hamill has been back and forth about director Rian Johnson's portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but the actor's upcoming run on the show Knightfall might reignite the debate. At first, Hamill was vocal that the idealistic moisture farmboy-turned-Jedi Knight and hopeful redeemer of his father Darth Vader could never become who Luke was in Last Jedi: a bitter old man who nearly murdered his nephew in his sleep, and who abandoned his friends and the Jedi Order to live in self-imposed exile. "He's not...
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Jason Isaacs returns for 'The OA Part II' -- but don’t call him a mad scientist
JoJo Whilden/Netflix (NEW YORK) -- The OA returns to Netflix today for part two of its mind-bending saga. Jason Isaacs reprises his role as Dr. Hunter "Hap" Percy, the man who held Brit Marling’s Prairie -- and others -- captive for years. Hap is obsessed with people like Prairie who've had "near-death" experiences, and conducts experiments on them in an attempt to learn how to travel between dimensions. But while he may have questionable morals, Isaacs wants to make one thing clear: Hap isn't a "mad scientist." According to the actor, Hap makes what appear to be "evil" decisions because...
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'The Conners' moves closer to a second season
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- ABC's Roseanne spinoff, The Connors, is a step closer to nailing down a second season. Deadline reports that series regulars Sara Gilbert -- who's also an executive producer -- John Goodman, and Laurie Metcalf have either signed or are close to signing new 13-episode deals. Roseanne vets Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, who play Gilbert's onscreen siblings are likely to follow, at which time the producers are expected to finalize a deal with ABC. The stars have all indicated that the show is "close" to getting a second season pickup, according to Deadline. After the hit...
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"Guns. Lots of Guns" -- Keanu drops a classic 'Matrix' line in new trailer for 'John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum'
Lionsgate (LOS ANGELES) -- Days after announcing the date for a threequel for very different project from his past, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Keanu Reeves drops a classic Matrix reference in the new trailer to John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum. The movie picks up where 2017's John Wick: Chapter 2 ended, with Keanu Reeves' titular master assassin fleeing for his life after he's declared "excommunicado" for violating the rules of the assassins-only hotel The Continental -- run by Ian McShane's elegant, enigmatic Winston -- after Wick murders a fellow assassin there. John enlists the help of fellow...
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Jordan Peele's 'Us' tops this week's new movie releases
Universal (NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide in theaters Friday: * Us -- The follow-up to Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning 2017 horror feature Get Out stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke as a husband and wife who take their two kids to California for a beach vacation and are terrorized by a group of deadly doppelgangers. Elisabeth Moss, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex also star. Rated R. Opening in limited release Friday: * Hotel Mumbai -- Lion's Dev Patel and Call Me By Your Name's Armie Hammer star in this true story about the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks at the Taj...
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Money Moves: Cardi B files to trademark "Okurrr"
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- After Pepsi built an entire Super Bowl ad around Cardi B saying her signature phrase "Okurrr," it's no wonder the rapper is now moving to trademark it. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's website, Cardi's filed paperwork to trademark the catchphrase for use on a long list of items, among them “paper goods, namely paper cups and posters.” She also wants to trademark the word for use on "clothing, namely t-shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, pants, shorts, jackets, footwear, headgear, namely hats and caps, blouses, bodysuits, dresses, jumpsuits, leggings, shirts, sweaters and undergarments.” Additionally,...
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'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists' star Sasha Pieterse talks devoted Twitter fans & show's timeliness
Freeform/Allyson Riggs (NEW YORK) -- Pretty Little Liars ran for seven seasons and during that time, it developed a devoted fanbase thanks to the stars’ engaging use of social media. Now, the show’s spinoff, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, aims to do the same. The first episode aired Wednesday night on Freeform and the show was the number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide. The series takes PLL favorites Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal, played by Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish respectively, and drops them into a whole new mystery set at the highly competitive Beacon Heights University. Both actresses...
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'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-death experiences with brain aneurysms, launches charity for brain injuries
Helen Sloane/HBO (NEW YORK) -- Game of Thrones and Solo: A Star Wars Story actress Emilia Clarke has revealed to the New Yorker that she nearly died twice from brain aneurysms -- and announced the formation of a charity for those similarly afflicted. As she explained in the lengthy piece, in 2011, after she began working on the Emmy winning show, she was rushed from a gym to the hospital after suffering a crushing headache. "[T]he pain -- shooting, stabbing, constricting pain -- was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged," the actress...
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First look: Netflix releases official trailer for 'Kevin Hart: Irresponsible'
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- After announcing he's landed his first-ever Netflix comedy special, Kevin Hart is now giving his fans a first official look at Kevin Hart: Irresponsible. In a new Instagram post, Hart debuted the new trailer. " April 2nd people.....MARK YOUR CALENDARS DAMN IT!!!!!" he wrote, captioning the video. "Let’s gooooooooo #ComedicRockStarSh** #Irresponsible #Netflix." In the promo, Hart is seen getting ready to take the stage and then later making the crowd laugh with his comedy routine. "I'm on marriage number two. My first marriage, I chose to leave," he says, "That's not f***ing up. That's me...
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Kit Harington says 'Game of Thrones' sent him to therapy
L-R Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke - HBO/Helen Sloane (LOS ANGELES) -- In a new interview with Variety, Kit Harington gets very real about the impending end of HBO's Game of Thrones. The actor says moving forward after playing a character like Jon Snow for so many years definitely took a toll on him."I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away," Harington told the publication about his final day on set. "I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something." But the self-described regular "bloke" admitted that it was a...
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