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Stephen Colbert and James Corden return to the air, address Florida school shootings
Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SHOWTIME (NEW YORK) -- Both The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden were off last week when Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day. Both hosts took time to address the shootings Tuesday night during their first shows back since then. Stephen Colbert solemnly addressed his audience by saying that he was “sickened and heartbroken” by the massacre, and the inaction of GOP leaders on gun control. He singled out Marco Rubio, comparing the Florida Republican senator to...
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Ryan Coogler pens emotional "thank you" letter after "Black Panther" box office success
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- After the record-breaking weekend of his Marvel film Black Panther, Ryan Coogler is sharing his heartfelt sentiments on the film's accomplishments, explaining that he's been "moved to tears" by the outpouring of support. In the letter, posted on the Marvel Studios Twitter page, Coogler starts off by thanking those involved with the film. "I am struggling to find the words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try," he begins. "Filmmaking is a team sport. And our team was made up [of] amazing people from all over the world who believe in...
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Source: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux had "intense issues" prior to split
Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston and her estranged husband Justin Theroux were dealing with "intense issues" prior to their separation announcement, a source tells E! Online. The insider claims the couple, who announced in a joined statement issued last Thursday that they were splitting after less than three years of marriage, had been separated for a couple of months, but had been having problems for the better part of a year. The source blames their bicoastal lifestyle for the split, insisting Jen "really tried to make it work with him, but the distance was a...
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Jennifer Lawrence calls “revealing dress in the cold” controversy “utterly ridiculous”
ABC/Randy Holmes (LONDON) -- A photo of Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing black dress outside -- while surrounded by her bundled-up male co-stars -- at a Red Sparrow photocall in London is being labeled as "sexist" by fans online. But J.Law doesn’t see it that way. The actress posted a message on Facebook in response to the “controversy.” “This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended,” she writes. “That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have...
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"Last Jedi" stars, Wonder Woman herself, and "Hamilton" creator among newly announced Oscar presenters
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- Stars of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the lead of Wonder Woman, the creator of Hamilton and an acting legend are among the newly announced presenters for the 90th annual Academy Awards, airing March 4 on ABC. Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran, all of whom appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will present, as will Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame. In addition, Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer, The Greatest Showman actress Zendaya, and Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez -- who lent her...
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Ashton Kutcher reveals new details of Demi Moore divorce
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Ashton Kutcher ended his seven-year marriage to Demi Moore in 2012, but he spilled new details about the divorce on a recent episode of Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast. “Right after I got divorced, I went to the mountains for a week by myself,” Kutcher reveals in the interview. “I did no food, no drink -- just water and tea. I took all my computers away, my phone, my everything. I was there by myself, so there was no talking. I just had a notepad, a pen and water and tea -- for a week.”...
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Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jerry Katzenberg match George and Amal Clooney's donation to Parkland students’ anti-gun demonstration
Disney (LOS ANGELES) -- Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw, and Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg have joined George and Amal Clooney in each pledging to donate $500,000 to the Our Lives anti-gun demonstration planned by victims of last week's shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students dead. “Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” Clooney said in a statement Tuesday morning. “Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation...
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Netflix releases the "franchise trailer" for "Jessica Jones'" sophomore season: "I'll start at the beginning"
Myles Aronowitz/Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- In anticipation of the highly-awaited second season of its acclaimed Marvel series, Netflix on Tuesday released the franchise trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Kicking off with a scene in an anger management group session, the new trailer is meant to catch up fans with events of season one by flashing back to the events that helped shape Krysten Ritter's hard-drinking, hard-hitting, reluctant super hero. "I'll start at the beginning. My whole family was killed in a car accident," Jones tells the other patients. "Someone did horrific experiments on me. I was abducted, raped and forced...
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Honoring a king: Lupita Nyong'o salutes Chadwick Boseman's "Rolling Stone" cover
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- Lupita Nyong'o is honoring her Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman's Rolling Stone cover with her own spot-on recreation of it. In an Instagram post on Monday, Nyong'o posted an image that showed Chadwick's photo side-by-side with her own. In the photo, just like Chadwick, Lupita is also bare-chested and wearing a fur-lined jacket. “Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. You brought the wealth of all your knowledge, wisdom and physicality to T’Challa,” she wrote, captioning the photo. Nyong'o continued, "You led us into the land of...
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"The Force of Sound" is an aural history of a galaxy far, far away
Disney (LOS ANGELES) -- A new ABC News documentary takes a closer look at -- or, rather, a closer listen to -- the Star Wars galaxy. The film, The Force of Sound, is an aural history -- that's "a-u-r-a-l" -- of the team at Skywalker Sound, whose ingenuity helps bring to life George Lucas' galaxy far, far away...in many cases, by recording sounds in our real world. "Good sound helps add richness and believability to the images you are seeing and do a lot to convince your brain that what you are seeing is real,” John Knoll, the writer of ...
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"This Is ... Live" - "Black Panther" and "This Is Us" Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown to host "SNL"
CBS/Trae Patton (NEW YORK) -- Emmy winning This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, who can be seen in theaters in the blockbuster Black Panther, will host Saturday Night Live. The NBC sketch show announced Brown will take the stage March 10, with singer James Bay, the latter making his debut as the show's musical guest. Brown has been on quite the run; his recent second Emmy win came after winning a mantle full of others -- including his first Emmy -- for his work in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story in 2016. Copyright © 2018,...
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George and Amal Clooney donate a half million to gun control event
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Following last Wednesday’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students dead, George and Amal Clooney have announced they will donate $500,000 to the survivors' planned March for Our Lives anti-gun demonstration. Students from the school plan to march in Washington D.C. to lobby lawmakers on gun control legislation. Attendees at the event, which was announced almost immediately after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will now include the celebrity couple and their twins Ella and Alexander. In a statement, Clooney said, "Amal and I are so inspired by...
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