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Niecy Nash files for divorce from Jay Tucker just months after announcing their separation
ABC/Lou Rocco (LOS ANGELES) -- Niecy Nash has decided to make her separation from her husband Jay Tucker official. According to Us Weekly, Claws star Nash filed for divorce on Thursday in Los Angeles, less than two months after announcing she and Tucker had called it quits after eight years. "We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have," Nash had wrote on Instagram. "Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage. Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate...
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J.J. Abrams praises fans, teases answers found in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
ABC/Randy Holmes (NEW YORK) -- Some burning questions Star Wars fans have as they await the release of The Rise of Skywalker: Is Reylo a thing? Will there be an epic kiss? Who are Rey's parents? What does The Rise of Skywalker even mean?Well, the end of the nine-movie cycle is upon us, and it appears that we'll finally get some answers."This movie, as an ending, needed to have answers, must have answers," director J.J. Abrams said in a recent appearance on ABC's Popcorn With Peter Travers. "We knew going in that we had to make this feel conclusive."He added,...
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'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' will keep the laughs coming in season four
Amazon Prime (NEW YORK) -- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will stay to joke another day. The Emmy-winning Amazon series has been renewed for a fourth season, according to Variety. The news comes on the heels of the show’s third season, which debuted last Friday and follows Rachel Brosnahan’s Miriam "Midge" Maisel pursuing her stand-up comedy dreams on tour. “We were thrilled to hear that for the fourth time, we do not have to pack up and vacate the premises,” creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino say in a statement obtained by Variety. “We’d like to thank Amazon for all their...
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Elizabeth Hurley on playing a witchy woman in 'Marvel's Runaways', and staying in super-villain shape
HULU (NEW YORK) -- Elizabeth Hurley had a blast playing super-powered baddie Morgan le Fay in the final season of Hulu's Marvel's Runaways, she tells Good Morning America. The show centers on five young people who've fled their super-villain parents. "Each of the five teens have some kind of power, but...I have every power," Hurley smiles. "So they don't really stand a chance against me." Latin dialog was key to her Runaways character, and voicing a dead language has its challenges -- especially combined with tutting or "making witchy signs." Those are hand and finger passes like the ones Doctor...
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Danny Aiello, Oscar-nominated for 'Do the Right Thing', dead at 86
Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Danny Aiello, a New York City-born character actor and veteran of stage and screen, has died, ABC Audio has confirmed. He was 86. "It is with profound sorrow to report that Danny Aiello, beloved husband, father, grandfather, actor and musician passed away last night after a brief illness," Aiello's rep confirmed in a statement on behalf of the Aiello family to ABC News. "The family asks for privacy at this time. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date." Known for often playing hot-tempered guys, Aiello received a Best Supporting Actor...
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Jennifer Esposito gets "real" with new movie 'Mob Town', and says fans of 'The Boys' will be "surprised" at season 2
Bleiberg Entertainment (NEW YORK) -- Former Blue Bloods cop Jennifer Esposito shows a different side of the criminal underworld in the new drama Mob Town, which debuts in theaters and video-on-demand today. The actress is from New York, but even the Brooklyn native was surprised to learn the plot of the period piece was based on actual events: the meeting of every Mafia "family" in the U.S. in Apalachin, New York. The summit of the crime families took place at the vacation home of mobster Joseph "Joe the Barber" Barbara, on November 14, 1957. In the film, David Arquette plays...
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Johnny Galecki back on 'Vacation' with new HBO Max spin-off 'The Griswolds'
"Christmas Vacation" cast reunion/Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- The Griswolds are hitting the road again, and this time, they're headed to HBO Max. The streamer is developing a half-hour comedy series from The Big Bang Theory alum -- and Vacation series veteran -- Johnny Galecki titled The Griswolds, based on National Lampoon’s Vacation films, according to Deadline. Galecki will develop the series with The Middle writer Tim Hobert Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo starred in the five-film series which ran from 1983-2015 that followed the misadventures of the Griswold family, where their numerous attempts at family...
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John Lithgow says 'Bombshell' delivers a "political kick"
Nathan Congleton/NBC (NEW YORK) -- Bombshell opens in limited release today and John Lithgow, who plays disgraced former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, cannot wait for people to experience it. Speaking with ABC Audio, Lithgow says that while the film isn't overly political, it also can't help but be political. "The dramatic denouement of this film is the fall of Roger at the very moment of the rise of President Trump," he explains, "And, you know, you can't watch the film and not feel a sort of political kick, whether you're for or against its politics." The movie explores the...
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Olivia Wilde didn't see anything wrong in her controversial 'Richard Jewell' scene
Mike Smith/NBC (LOS ANGELES) -- Richard Jewell is out in theaters now, but it was making headlines long before its theatrical release due to a controversial scene that had journalists crying foul. The Clint Eastwood-directed film tells the true story of the 1996 Centennial Park bombing where security guard Richard Jewell discovers a backpack containing bombs and evacuates the park -- saving countless lives. However, his hero status is revoked when the FBI considers him a prime suspect. A trial by media is then kick-started by the late Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Kathy Scruggs, who is played by Olivia Wilde. The...
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'Jumanji: The Next Level' and 'Richard Jewell' top a busy box office weekend
Frank Masi (NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday: * Jumanji: The Next Level -- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black return in this follow-up to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, this time to rescue the grandfathers of two original players who accidentally get sucked into the video game. Danny DeVito transports into The Rock’s body, while Danny Glover becomes Kevin Hart’s character, thus making the jungle adventure a whole lot more complicated. Nick Jonas and Awkwafina also star. Rated PG-13. * Richard Jewell -- Clint Eastwood directed this true crime drama that follows...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda drops first trailer for 'In The Heights'
ABC/Heidi Gutman (LOS ANGELES) -- The first trailer for the highly anticipated In The Heights film musical has officially dropped and features a slew of Broadway favorites and rising stars. The movie is 12 years in the making, but creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says it couldn't have come at a better time. "I started writing this show when I was 19 years old, six blocks away from where we are now, at my parents house," Miranda, best known for the smash hit, Hamilton, told the audience at an event for the trailer in the namesake Washington Heights neighborhood of New York...
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'Avengers', 'Joker', Jussie, and late celebs top Google's top trending searches for 2019
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- At the end of every year, Google crunches the numbers to see what we've been searching for in the past 12 months -- yes, they keep track, duh -- and celebrities were on our minds. The company has compiled search results for this year, and it's likely no surprise that the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, spiked the biggest surge of searches in the movies category. While that film famously bested Avatar, with a take of more than $2.79 billion bucks, the rest of the top five on the trending searches list were...
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