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Terry Crews insists 'America's Got Talent' is "the most diverse place" he's ever worked
NBC/Trae Patton (NEW YORK) -- America's Got Talent host Terry Crews apparently had a very different experience on the set of NBC's variety series. Amid the network's investigation into Gabrielle Union's departure from the show following claims of a toxic culture, Crews tells NBC's Today that he begs to differ. “First of all, I can't speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments. That was never my experience," he said. "In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment." "The Top...
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After getting jacked for 'Marvel's The Eternals', Kumail Nanjiani gets treated to junk food by Jimmy Kimmel
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Around the holidays, if you recall, actor Kumail Nanjiani found himself an unlikely viral star, when he posted a snap of his ripped body, which he whipped into shape for Marvel's The Eternals. He talked about the situation with Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night, explaining he loved the attention -- particularly from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who gave him a thumbs-up online. The visit to Kimmel was just two days after Nanjiani's final day on the set, adding that his strict diet continued. "I have not had pizza or a donut in over a year!" he...
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'Joker' director Todd Phillips says "intense" Joaquin Phoenix was "kind of light" on set
L-R Phoenix, Phillips/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures (LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar-nominated Hollywood filmmaker Todd Phillips has worked on a range of movie genres, but his latest hit, Joker, broke a box office record and set a high bar for awards season.Phillips, who directed, co-wrote and produced the Batman villain origin story, told Good Morning America that despite early criticisms, fans flocked to the film that now leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, including best picture. Joaquin Phoenix, who stars as the disturbed comedian Arthur Fleck in the film, is an "intense" actor, but "kind of light" on set, Phillips...
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Move over, Kristin Bell: Brad Pitt might take your man to the Oscars
Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- As we learned recently, Brad Pitt is on Tinder, but he already might have locked in a date for the Oscars: Dax Shepard. Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood nominee Pitt received the Maltin Modern Masters Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Wednesday night, when he joked to E! that Shepard could walk the red carpet with him. Truth be told, Dax started this back-and-forth, when he revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he had a crush on Pitt. Pitt returned the compliment at one point last year, and Shepard...
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Experts say China's coronavirus could make Hollywood's bottom line sick
iStock/jarun011 (LOS ANGELES) -- The potentially deadly coronavirus has led Chinese health officials to quarantine people and cancel many public activities -- and some of those will hurt Hollywood's bottom line. Deadline reports amid the outbreak, all local film releases scheduled for the highly lucrative Chinese New Year period have been canceled, and theaters closed. And that could spell a one-billion-dollar blow to global box office, or more. The Chinese New Year period -- the New Year itself begins Saturday -- is huge for movies in China, which is the globe's second-biggest moviegoing market. What's at stake is not only...
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Necessary Ruff-ness: Animal Planet releases lineup for 'Puppy Bowl XVI'
Animal Planet (NEW YORK) -- Some people watch the Super Bowl for the game, Others watch it for the commercials or halftime show, and some choose to forgo the entire event to watch Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl instead. Well, for fans of the latter, the entire starting lineup is out and its chock-full of adoptable puppies from all over the country who will wag their way across the end zone on February 2. This year, Animal Planet will feature a variety of rescue puppies of all sizes and breeds, from the massive Great Dane to the tiniest chihuahua. The 42...
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Ewan McGregor says Disney+'s pausing 'Kenobi' series "isn't as dramatic as it sounds"
ABC/Randy Holmes (NEW YORK) -- (NOTE LANGUAGE) "Ah, 'The Negotiator!'" Ewan McGregor is living up to his character Obi-Wan Kenobi's flair for diplomacy, putting a positive spin on a much-hyped pause in production of his Disney+ Kenobi series. An online firestorm erupted after news broke Thursday that script issues forced a halt in production on the series, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. However, at a Los Angeles press event promoting his upcoming film Birds of Prey Thursday evening, McGregor told The Wrap that the hype was overblown. "We just pushed...
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Fetch is back. Tiny Fey announces movie plans for 'Mean Girls' the musical
Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic (NEW YORK) -- Tina Fey is making fetch happen all over again. After her smash 2004 comedy Mean Girls was turned into a Broadway musical in 2017, Fey is bringing her beloved brainchild into the new century by turning the musical adaption... back into a movie. Fey announced in a statement Thursday obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, "I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen. It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences." Added the 30 Rock star, "I’ve spent 16 years with these...
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'The Gentlemen' tops this week's new releases
Christopher Raphael (NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday: * The Gentlemen -- Guy Ritchie's action comedy stars Matthew McConaughey as a drug lord with a profitable empire in London. His efforts to cash out of the business leads to bribery and blackmail schemes in an attempt to steal his business out from under him. Jeremy Strong, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant round out the all-star cast. Rated R. * The Turning – This modern take on Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw centers on a young nanny, played by ...
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'Bachelorette' alum Ali Fedotowsky urges fans to get checked after revealing skin cancer diagnosis
Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) -- Ali Fedotowsky, star of 2010's The Bachelorette, is urging fans to get themselves checked after opening up about her battle with skin cancer. "GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED. A couple weeks ago I found out I have skin cancer," The 35-year-old revealed Thursday on Instagram. "When my dermatologist used the c-word, I just about fainted in his office." The mother of two is remaining positive about her diagnosis and encouraged fans, "Thankfully, the type of skin cancer I have is rarely fatal and really never fatal when you catch it early." Fedotowsky went on to...
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Chrissy Teigen "will actually die" without new kid-friendly scary movie suggestions
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) -- Turns out Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's three-year-old Luna loves scary movies, much to their chagrin. The Bring the Funny host turned to Twitter on Wednesday and begged her followers for much-needed advice. "What are some good "scary" movies but for kids? luna loves creepy s***," tweeted an exasperated Teigen. "She loves Coraline but I cannot watch it anymore, I will actually die." Thankfully, the self professed de-motivational speaker found something to appease her toddler for the time being. "The new animated Addams Family doing the trick right now but will need more soon!," pleaded the...
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Hanx hoax! Tom Hanks isn't hawking CBD online
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Hanks called out an advertisement using his image to promote CBD on Tuesday, calling the ad in question a "false and an intentional hoax."The ad from an undisclosed company appears to promote "CannaPro CBD" and features a photo of the actor, alongside a fake quote attributed to him."The advances Dr. Oz has made in the CBD industry are remarkable. I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t had the chance to try it out for myself. After using CannaPro CBD for two weeks I was already feeling like a new me," the quote reads.In an...
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