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Jane Fonda opens up about her mother's suicide and how it affected her
HBO (LOS ANGELES) -- Jane Fonda says her mother's suicide, which happened when the actress was 12, is one of the defining moments of her life. The 80-year-old star of Grace and Frankie opened up about her late mother in an interview with People to promote her new HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. "If you have a parent who is not capable of showing up, not capable of reflecting you back through eyes of love, it has a big impact on your sense of self," Fonda said. "As a child, you always think it was your fault," Fonda...
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Report: Eddie Murphy to star in comedy inspired by 'Grumpy Old Men'
Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Eddie Murphy has reportedly picked up a "grumpy" new role. According to Variety, Murphy has been tapped to star in Tim Story 's forthcoming untitled comedy, which is inspired by Grumpy Old Men. The original 1983 film starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as two feuding neighbors competing for the attention of a college professor, played by Ann-Margret. It grossed over $70 million domestically, and also spawned the 1995 sequel Grumpier Old Men. Details on Story's film, which will also be produced by Grumpy Old Men producer John Davis, have yet been revealed....
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'Iron Fist' star Jessica Henwick waiting to suit back up for J.J. Abrams in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Netflix (NEW YORK) -- Actress Jessica Henwick has been in major productions like HBO's Emmy winning Game of Thrones, and can be currently seen as swordswoman Colleen Wing in her sophomore season of Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. She's also found that her small part in another huge franchise has grown -- and she wants back in. Henwick played plucky Resistance X-Wing pilot Jessika "Testor" Pava in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens but although she survived, Jess wasn't seen in the follow-up The Last Jedi. However, her character grew while Henwick was off screen, taking starring roles in...
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Kathleen Turner talks being a sex symbol, overcoming alcoholism and aging in Hollywood
ABC (NEW YORK) -- In an interview with ABC News' Juju Chang, legendary actress Kathleen Turner opened up about being a sex symbol and aging in Hollywood, saying her body is "not Body Heat anymore, and get over it."Turner, 64, skyrocketed to fame as the seductress in that 1981 film, becoming a household name who was instantly recognizable for her deep, husky voice that continues to be one of her trademarks. Her signature voice also is the one immortalized for the ultra-seductive, animated character of Jessica Rabbit in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which she voiced while pregnant."The day my...
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Kelly Clarkson's new talk show will be like "a weekday brunch party"; set to debut in fall 2019
NBC/Andrew Lipovsky (NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson announced her new syndicated daytime talk show last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and now we have more details on the project. The show, which will come on before The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will debut in fall 2019 and will air on select NBC-owned stations across the country. It’s described as “a weekday brunch party with a fascinating guest list of people who would otherwise never meet.” Each episode will include human interest stories, celebrity guests, good music and fun surprises. “I love connecting with people, playing games, music and...
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Report: Patrick Stewart closing in on big-screen 'Charlie's Angels' reboot
ABC/Eric McCandless (LOS ANGELES) -- Patrick Stewart is close to landing the role of Bosley in the latest reimagining of the 1970s TV series Charlie's Angels -- along with Elizabeth Banks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That's right, Bosley, who was the face of the never-seen Charlie Townsend, owner of the Townsend Detective Agency -- now a security and intelligence service with teams stationed around the word -- will have two Bosleys. Banks will also direct the reboot, slated for a 2019 release. A previous film based on the series starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. Copyright ©...
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"SURPRISE" - Jessica Simpson announces she's expecting third baby
Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson are expecting baby number three, and it's another girl. Simpson made the announcement and gender reveal in a series of Instagram snaps featuring the couple's two children, six-year-old daughter Drew and five-year-old son Ace. "SURPRISE..." the fashion mogul captioned the first -- a shot of Drew and Ace holding up a set of giant-sized balloons. A second post revealed the contents of the balloons -- a bunch of smaller pink ones. "This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn't be...
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Former 'Sesame Street' writer says Bert and Ernie are gay; The show, Bert creator Frank Oz, say otherwise
Courtesy of Sesame Workshop (NEW YORK) -- Following an interview given by a former Sesame Street writer who said he wrote the beloved characters Bert and Ernie as if they were gay, the show has said otherwise. Sesame Workshop on Tuesday tweeted, "Sesame Street has always stood for inclusion and acceptance. It's a place where people of all cultures and backgrounds are welcome. Bert and Ernie were created to be best friends, and to teach young children that people can get along with those who are very different from themselves." The tweet was an update to an earlier post that...
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'Get Out' coming to theaters with a live orchestra band starting this month
Universal (LOS ANGELES) -- Jordan Peele's Get Out is headed back to theaters-- but this time with a heart pounding twist. The social thriller is set to go on a live-concert tour at select theaters with Get Out composer Michael Abel's score performed by an live orchestra band. The upcoming performances currently scheduled are: September 20 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; October 28 at The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY; and November 8 at The State Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The film, which won Peele an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, follows a young African American man...
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Rihanna says "We must fight for the quarter of a billion young people still denied an education”
ABC (LONDON) -- One week after raising nearly $6 million for her Clara Lionel Foundation, which assists young people around the world, Rihanna is expressing her commitment to global education. “We must fight for the quarter of a billion young people still denied an education by conflict, poverty, sexism and bad policy,” the recording artist and actress writes in an op-ed piece for The Guardian. “Education can be stolen from you in a second,” the singer from Barbados continues. “As we’ve seen recently on an unprecedented scale, the Caribbean gets hit by natural disasters that wipe out schools, leaving thousands...
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Julie Chen leaving 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves' CBS departure
Julie Chen says goodbye on "The Talk”; Johnny Vy/CBS (NEW YORK) -- Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she's leaving The Talk, just over a week after her husband and former CBS Chairman Les Moonves left the network amid new allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. Chen, who's been absent from the CBS daytime chat show of late, shared the news via a recorded message at the end of Tuesday's show. "I have been at The Talk since the day it started," Chen said in part. "But right now I need to spend more time at home with my husband and...
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Bristol Palin says "life doesn't end after divorce" as she gears up for 'Teen Mom OG'
ABC (NEW YORK) -- Bristol Palin is returning to reality television as the newest cast member of MTV's Teen Mom OG.The 27-year-old, who's the daughter of former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, said she'd like to use the show as a platform to share her story. Bristol Palin gave birth to her first child when she was 18. She's now mom to Tripp, 9, Sailor, 2, and Atlee, 1. Airing on Oct. 1, Teen Mom OG will document Palin's life as a parent along with those of four other moms: Cheyenne Floyd, Amber Portwood, Maci McKinney and...
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