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Noomi Rapace is back to kick butt as a bodyguard in new Netflix thriller 'Close'
Netflix (NEW YORK) -- Actress Noomi Rapace is no stranger to playing strong women: She played super-tough hacker Lisbeth Salander in three films based on Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. But she admits even she wasn't prepared for what she'd have to do to prepare for her latest role. Rapace plays a bodyguard in Netflix's new thriller Close, inspired by the life of real-life security expert Jacquie Davis. Davis' clients list includes Nicole Kidman, JK Rowling and members of the Royal Family, while her company, The Circuit, has a reputation as being some of the best in...
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Leslie Jones criticizes upcoming 'Ghostbusters' sequel as "insulting" to 2016 all-female reboot
ABC/Lou Rocco (LOS ANGELES) -- Leslie Jones is not happy that another Ghostbusters movie is already in the works. The SNL star tweeted her disgust over the weekend after news broke that Jason Reitman is working on a sequel to the original franchise. Jones co-starred in the 2016 all-female remake of the film, alongside Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. “So insulting,” she wrote. “Like f*** us. We [didn’t] count.” She continued, “It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice) ‘Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers’ ugh so annoying. Such a d***...
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Amanda Seales breaks down misconceptions about MLK and why his approach was needed
Craig Blankenhorn/HBO (NEW YORK) -- As Amanda Seales gears up for the premiere of her first comedy special on HBO, the Insecure star is also weighing in on the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and what people often get wrong about the legendary civil right leader. Seales, who has a Masters degree in African-American Studies from Columbia University, says King's legacy and accomplishments shouldn't be all about his "passivity." "I think there's -- especially amongst white folks in this country who don't really know their research-- they think of MLK as a 'safe negro,'" Seales tells ABC Radio....
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Michael C. Hall to star in Super Bowl Skittles ad, to be performed as a live Broadway musical
Mars, Incorporated (NEW YORK) -- Skittles is taking its Super Bowl ad to the next level with the help of Michael C. Hall and the Great White Way. The Dexter actor is starring in Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, an ad set to be performed in front of a live audience, airing during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3. In a teaser for the ambitious concept, Hall confides his doubts to a therapist. “I have been having some doubts. I don’t really do ads,” he says, explaining, “The ad won’t be on the actual game; people will buy tickets...
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Matthew McConaughey took his son to a BTS concert and had “a blast”
ABC/Nicole Wilder (LOS ANGELES) -- Matthew McConaughey is a newly minted member of the BTS Army. During his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, the actor says he got his 10-year-old son Levi tickets to the see the K-pop boy band and ended up having “a blast” at the show. "Levi wanted to go see BTS for his birthday, his favorite band, BTS,” McConaughey explains. “They’re South Korean, and my son is walking around the house months before he wants to go to this concert and he knows all the songs. He was rapping Korean.” Being the good parents...
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Donald Trump ends shutdown for hamberders in 'SNL' game of 'Deal or No Deal'
Will Heath/NBC (NEW YORK) -- The first Saturday Night Live of the new year opened with President Donald Trump playing a game of Deal or No Deal -- in a bid to end the longest government shutdown in history. "We decided to do this in the only format you understand: a TV game show with women holding briefcases," said Kenan Thompson, playing host Steve Harvey -- who explained that he was substituting for germaphobe regular host Howie Mandel, who supposedly shook someone's hand and got Ebola. Rather than models, the women -- and men -- holding briefcases ended up being...
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'Glass' scares up $40.58 million opening to top MLK weekend box office
Universal (HOLLYWOOD) -- Glass fell short of expectations, but still managed to top the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend box office with and estimated $40.58 million between Friday and Sunday. The the third and final installment in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable series, which stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy is now the fourth largest January opening of all-time. It's expected to deliver another $47 million, putting it on track to deliver the third largest Martin Luther King weekend performance of all-time. Overseas, Glass earned an estimated $48.5 million. The Upside dropped to second place in its second...
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"Holmes & Watson," "Gotti," President Donald Trump among nominees for 2019 Razzie Awards
L-R: John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell in "Holmes & Watson"; Giles Keyte/© 2018 CTMG, Inc. (HOLLYWOOD) -- The Oscar nominations come out tomorrow, which means today, it's the nominations for the Razzies. The Razzies -- or Golden Raspberry Awards, officially -- celebrate the very worst in movies for the past year, and among the nominees is President Donald Trump. The Leader of the Free World is nominated for Worst Actor for appearing as himself in two documentaries: Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9. His competition includes Will Ferrell for Holmes & Watson, John Travolta for Gotti, Bruce Willis...
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Alan Alda on living with Parkinson’s disease: "I just try to make the best of what's in front of me"
Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame (NEW YORK) -- Ahead of receiving the the Life Achievement Award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27, former M*A*S*H star Alan Alda has given an upbeat interview to People. The 82-year-old actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost four years ago, admits that at first, he was frightened by the diagnosis, but he hasn't let it slow him down. "My life is more of an improvisation," Alda tells the magazine. "I just try to make the best of what’s in front of me." Alda learned...
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Post-'Game of Thrones': Kit Harrington has Jon Snow's crypt statue and Sophie Turner has cleaner hair
Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO (LONDON) -- If you watched one of the latest teasers for the final season of Game of Thrones, you'll have seen Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and Arya Stark all confronting statues of themselves inside the Stark family crypt. Creepy as it might be, Kit Harrington, who plays Jon, says he's kept his statue as a memento. "I kept that statue. You know, the one in the crypt,” he tells BBC’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. "I kept it, they sent it to my house. So, I've got it in my shed. How sad is that? I...
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HBO's 'Crashing' promises more stand-up and social commentary in season three
Craig Blankenhorn/HBO (NEW YORK) -- HBO’s Crashing, inspired by the life of comedian Pete Holmes, is back for more stand-up this weekend…and maybe a little social commentary on the side. The third season of the series, which premieres on Sunday, promises to not only document Holmes and his peers’ ongoing struggle to become comedy stars, but to also address the state of comedy in a post-#MeToo world. That’s something writer and co-star Jamie Lee is all for exploring. This season, her character Ali Reissen will inject a little female empowerment into her stand-up. “The stand-up that Ali does on the...
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Sebastian Maniscalco talks fans, 'Green Book', and booking Madison Square Garden
Netflix (NEW YORK) -- This weekend, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco reaches the career apex that only a handful of stand-up comics ever have: playing New York's Madison Square Garden. The comedian takes his Stay Hungry tour to one of the most famous venues in the world Saturday and Sunday night. "[T]hat was never in the plan for me," he tells ABC Radio. "For me it was just always, I wanted to do stand-up comedy for a living, and that's it...So I didn't have it on my vision board or anything like that: 'Madison Square Garden: 2019.'" He continues, "Now that I'm...
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