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Ilyasah Shabazz says 'The Godfather of Harlem' is "great," but didn't show the "depth" of her father Malcolm X
Courtesy of Ilyasah Shabazz (NEW YORK) -- Malcolm X's daughter Ilyasah Shabazz is sharing her thoughts on the Forest Whitaker-led crime drama Godfather of Harlem. In the series, Whitaker plays Bumpy Johnson, a Harlem crime boss who finds his neighborhood ruled by the Italian mob when he returns from a 10 year bid. During his battle to regain control, Johnson forms an alliance with a young influential preacher named Malcolm X. Shabazz tells ABC Audio that although she enjoyed the popular Epix series, she had some major issues with it. "It was a great series, but it's on historical characters,"...
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Shannen Doherty on her battle with stage 4 breast cancer: "I've got a lot of life in me"
LISA O'CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Shannen Doherty says she's remaining positive during her ongoing fight with stage 4 breast cancer, despite a recent disappointing development. The 49-year-old actress, who publicly revealed in a interview with Good Morning America last February that her breast cancer had returned. Doherty said she went to get a PET scan in early 2019 due to extreme back pain she was experiencing after exercising. Her oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Piro, then told her the breast cancer had not only returned, but had spread to her spine. She revealed her metastatic cancer to a few...
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'Saved by the Bell' reboot coming to Peacock on November 25
NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- It’s all right…’cause we’re Saved by the Bell! The reboot of the classic ‘90s high school sitcom is arriving on NBC streaming service Peacock just in time for Thanksgiving. The new series debuts Wednesday, November 25.In this new reimagining, Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Zack Morris is now the governor of California. He gets into hot water for shutting down too many low-income high schools, so he proposes to send students from the affected schools to the highest performing schools in the state, including his alma mater, Bayside High.The new students...
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Naya Rivera's sister, Nickayla, responds to reports she moved in with sister's ex, Ryan Dorsey
David Livingston/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Naya Rivera's sister, Nickayla, is focused on one thing right now and it's not the rumors that she's moved in with her sister's ex, Ryan Dorsey. On Monday evening, the 25-year-old model took to Instagram and seemingly responded to the ongoing speculation about her living situation. She did not outright confirm or deny the reports, but instead asked the public for "compassion." "In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "Showing up for my nephew, even though I...
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Mandy Moore opens up about her difficult pregnancy: "I had a really tough 15 weeks"
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Mandy Moore happily shared last week that she and husband Taylor Goldsmith were expecting their first child together. This week, the This Is Us star revealed her first trimester was riddled with challenges. Opening up in a series of Instagram Stories on Monday, Moore, 36, openly spoke about the many difficulties she faced after learning she was pregnant. First, she completely lost her appetite for coffee -- which drew sympathetic comments from fellow moms about losing their love of the beverage. Moore admitted that knowing she wasn't alone made her feel better, but revealed that...
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Meghan McCain of 'The View' gives birth to baby girl
ABC/Heidi Gutman (NEW YORK) -- Co-host of The View Meghan McCain and her husband, Ben Domenech, have welcomed their first child. The daughter of late Senator John McCain gave birth to baby girl Liberty Sage McCain Domenech Monday evening, ABC News reports. Both mom and baby Liberty are healthy and doing well. McCain, 36, and Domenech, 38, married in November, 2017 and announced their pregnancy on March 22. "My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I'm pregnant," McCain wrote in her announcement on Instagram. "Although this isn't how I expected to announce my pregnancy, both we...
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'Dancing with the Stars' season 29 recap: Carole Baskin lets out her last roar on the dance floor
ABC/Eric McCandless (LOS ANGELES) -- Dancing with the Stars celebrated all things Disney when it returned Monday night with competitors paying homage to the happiest place on earth. There was plenty of magic in the air after two new competitors danced their way to the top of the scoreboard and earned the season's first straight eights. Despite surviving the bottom two last week, Carole Baskin -- who was dressed like a lion for her samba to The Lion King's "Circle of Life" - was sent home by the judges after earning the night's lowest score, a 12 out of 30....
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The Rock welcomes Aldis Hodge to the 'Black Adam' cast; shares Hodge's surprised reaction
Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Aldis Hodge has officially landed the high-flying role of Hawkman in the the forthcoming DC Comics film Black Adam. In an Instagram post over the weekend, the film's star, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, welcomed Hodge to the Black Adam family. " Hawkman is a critical leading role for our movie, as he is the fiery leader of the JSA (Justice Society of America) and one of the most beloved and legendary characters in the DC UNIVERSE," The Rock wrote in the post. " I called Aldis personally as I wanted...
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Amanda Seyfried welcomes second child with Thomas Sadoski
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- The Hollywood baby boom continues.Amanda Seyfried welcomed her second child -- a baby boy -- with husband Thomas Sadoski. The two revealed the news to INARA and War Child USA, organizations that provide life-saving assistance to children impacted by war.“Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives," Seyfried and Sadoski said in a statement. "With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become...
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Chadwick Boseman donated part of his salary to co-star Sienna Miller on '21 Bridges'
Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- One month after his passing, stories of Chadwick Boseman's generous spirit continue to come to light. Sienna Miller, who co-starred opposite the late actor in the 2019 action-thriller 21 Bridges, reveals in a new interview with Empire that Boseman donated part of his salary to her. “I didn't know whether or not to tell this story, and I haven't yet. But I am going to tell it because I think it's a testament to who he was,” Miller begins.“This was a pretty big-budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity...
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Here's why Evan Rachel Wood is no longer on Twitter
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO (LOS ANGELES) -- Kajillionaire actress Evan Rachel Wood says there's no shame in cutting ties with the things that make you miserable, even if it's Twitter. The actress announced that she has ended her relationship with the website, telling Variety that she deleted the app off her phone for good. While Twitter gave her the opportunity to connect with fans, the 33-year-old Emmy nominee admitted she was tired of her innocuous opinions expressed on the website accidentally becoming front page news. "And it would be, like, 'Evan Rachel Wood goes on a rant!' or 'Evan Rachel...
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Chrissy Teigen reveals she was hospitalized for pregnancy complication
David Livingston/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Chrissy Teigen suffered a scary pregnancy complication over the weekend. On Sunday, the model revealed on her Instagram Stories that she was hospitalized for excessive bleeding.Teigen, who’s about halfway through her third pregnancy, has been on weeks of mandatory bed rest and said her bleeding issues have been going on for a "little less than a month” due to a weak placenta. "Basically he's the strongest, coolest dude in the sh***iest house. His house is just falling apart," she said of her baby boy. "It didn't have a good foundation to begin with, though....
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