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Katy Perry Says She Doesn’t ‘Need a Dude’ to Have Babies

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) –  Katy Perry has had some pretty high-profile romances with the likes of John Mayer and ex-husband Russell Brand.

But the pop singer, 29, said while she wants to have kids someday, she doesn’t need a man to make it happen. She can do that on her own.

“I don’t need a dude,” she told Rolling Stone for its cover story, out August 1.

She also cited couples like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, who have twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.

“I mean, Neil and David, their twins are beautiful,” she said. “It’s 2014! We are living in the future; we don’t need anything. I don’t think I’ll have to, but we’ll see. I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.”

While she has babies on the brain, she won’t be having them anytime soon.

“I want to be doing that in the right time,” she said. “And that’s not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it’s in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it.”

Perry is still promoting her latest album Prism and said the rigors of the music industry aren’t conducive just yet for her to have kids.

“I don’t really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over,” she added.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Wrote Handwritten Love Notes While Apart

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ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Not long ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were working on projects on two different continents: Pitt was shooting Fury in London while Jolie was directing Unbroken in Australia.

However, they still found a way of staying close.

“We decided to be of that time when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theater and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us,” she told TV Week in Australia. “He was supportive from a distance and it was quite romantic in a way.”

To Jolie, 39, Unbroken was a project that was worth sacrificing proximity to her love for. Based on the life of World War II veteran Louis Zamperini, it depicts the man’s life from childhood, to his time in the Olympics, to the war and beyond. She even got to show a rough cut of the film to Zamperini before he died earlier this month.

“I brought him the film on my laptop in the hospital and it was amazing seeing someone at the end of their life watching their life unfold again, at the same time their body was shutting down,” she said. “He wanted me to make the movie to show something hopeful about the strength of the human spirit that can pull us through. He reminded me to have my surgery in the year that I did and he reminded me to appreciate every day of my life.”

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Chris Pratt: Premature Son ‘Restored My Faith in God’

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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were excited to start a family.

“It started [for us] around the same time, and I don’t think one of us wanted it any more than the other,” Pratt, who stars in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, told People recently.

“She would say, ‘How do you feel about that?’ and I would say, ‘…I’ve been kind of thinking about that too! I think that’d be cool. Let’s make that happen.’”

Then their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in August 2012, and the couple felt helpless.

“We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot,” Pratt, 35, said about the month Jack spent in intensive care.

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor continued. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”

Now, Jack is now approaching his second birthday and Pratt calls him “a fighter.”

“He’s amazing,” Pratt says, laughing. “He’s so open and there’s no fear in him no matter what.”

The proud father added, “He is so charming that my plan is to just let him take care of us as soon as he’s old enough.”

Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy, backed by ABC News’ parent company, Walt Disney, opens Friday.

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Justin Bieber Posts Photo of Orlando Bloom Following Fight

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Theo Wargo/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — In what looks like somewhat of a taunt, Justin Bieber took to Instagram Wednesday night to post a picture of Orlando Bloom looking emotional, or just rubbing his eye.

Nonetheless, in the picture, Bloom’s head is down and he’s rubbing his right eye like you would do if you were tearing up.

The post came hours after the two reportedly got into a fight in Ibiza, Spain, while both the Lord of the Rings actor and the “Baby” singer were at the same venue.

Video surfaced of Bloom, 37, taking a swing at Bieber, 20 — then people stepping in to break it up.

This is the second picture Bieber posted involving Bloom following the altercation. Early Wednesday morning, he posted and took down a picture of Bloom’s ex Miranda Kerr, who is reportedly the subject of the argument between the two celebrities.

In 2012, pictures surfaced of Bieber hanging out with Kerr, then Bloom’s wife. Whether the two were taking things further than just being in each other’s company was never confirmed by either Bieber or Kerr.

Bloom was also photographed with Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez this past April, while the two looked to be taking a smoking break during the night. As with Bieber and Kerr, nothing has ever been confirmed about Gomez and Bloom, other than they hung out.

As of Thursday afternoon, the picture had mixed responses from Bieber’s followers on Instagram, including some that asked the singer to take it down, while others defended him.

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New Fantasy Reality Series “The Quest” Premieres Thursday

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ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — The creator of The Amazing Race and an executive producer of The Lord of the Rings have created The Quest, a new fantasy reality series debuting Thursday on ABC that requires 12 contestants to wear medieval warrior outfits and compete in physical competitions as they navigate a scripted mythology to vie for the title of One True Hero.

The contestants are transported to the mystical kingdom of Everealm, which is actually a location in Austria, where they must complete challenges to save the kingdom or face elimination one by one.

The Quest doesn’t have a traditional host. Instead, the contestants, dubbed Paladins, interact with actors playing roles in an ongoing story.

The show also features an array of magical creatures that are brought to life through animatronics, special effects and prosthetic makeup.

The Quest
airs Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Alicia Keys Is Pregnant Again!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by

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ABC/Jeff Neira(NEW YORK) — Alicia Keys is pregnant with baby No. 2!

The Grammy-winning singer, 33, announced the news on her Instagram account, with she and her husband since 2010, Kasseem Dean, known widely as Swizz Beatz, both wearing white and embracing her baby bump.

“Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!!” she revealed.

Thursday is also the couple’s fourth wedding anniversary.

Keys continued to gush, “You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!”

Keys and Beatz have a 3-year-old son Egypt. Beatz also has three more children from previous relationships.

Last October, Keys told ABC News that she would wait a bit to have her second child. “That’s down the road, definitely down the road,” she said.

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Production on “The Big Bang Theory” Delayed as Contract Negotiations Continue

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Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — The CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory has been forced to delay production of the upcoming eighth season because the five main cast members still are without contracts.  Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have still not reached new deals with Warner Bros. Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC News obtained a statement Wednesday from Warner Bros. Television that read, “Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory­ — which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed.”

The cast was scheduled to participate in their first “table read” of a new episode script on Wednesday. Deadline.com reports there will be no table read for The Big Bang Theory on Thursday as well.  Industry observes note production will likely be delayed until a new deal is secured.

Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are negotiating together and are asking $1 million per episode along with a percentage of the show’s profits.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trio currently earns $325,000 per episode.  Helberg and Nayyar are negotiating together and are also asking for significant raises. Co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have already agreed to new deals with Warner Bros. Television.

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Who Are the “Guardians of the Galaxy?” You’ll Find Out, Says Director

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Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters Friday, and the movie has been generating massive buzz — and positive reviews.

Based on a relatively obscure comic that launched in 1969, the movie was considered a gamble, as its titular quintet of unlikely heroes — Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, Dave Bautista’s Drax, the Vin Diesel-voiced tree-man Groot, and Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon — aren’t as familiar to most people as say The Hulk or Spider-Man.

Guardians director and co-writer James Gunn tells ABC News Radio, “Making a movie with characters that people weren’t as familiar with was actually pretty freeing. Because I got to create them from the ground up for the cinematic universe. And yes I love Marvel comics, and so there was a lot of the spirit of those comics that I wanted to keep. But I also had the freedom to do what I wanted in film form.”

While the summer box office numbers are down around 20 percent compared to last year, ABC News Radio asked Gunn if Guardians could rescue Hollywood’s bottom line as well as the galaxy. It isn’t a fair question, the filmmaker says.

“Disney’s doing pretty amazingly well this year, that’s who this movie’s going to help. It’s not going to help all the other studios that are out there making movies that aren’t making any money.”

The movie, which also stars Michael Rooker, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan and Lee Pace, has already been given the go-ahead for a 2017 sequel.

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Penélope Cruz Clarifies Gaza Genocide Statement

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ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) — Penélope Cruz has issued a statement in an effort to clarify an open letter she signed with husband Javier Bardem that described Israel’s military action against the Gaza Strip as “genocide.”

According to E! News, the open letter, which was published Tuesday in several Spanish newspapers and also signed by director Pedro Almodovar, stated that “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air.”  The letter claimed Palestinians are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.”  The letter called for an end to “the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army in the Gaza strip against Palestinian civilians.”

In her clarifying statement, Cruz explains, “I don’t want to be misunderstood on this important subject. I’m not an expert on the situation and I’m aware of the complexity of it.”  She goes on to write, “My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza. I am hopeful all parties can agree to a cease fire and there are no more innocent victims on either side of the border. I wish for unity, and peace…I believe in a civilization that can be capable of bringing the courage to have a world where humans can live side by side.”

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Kim Kardashian Blasts Adrienne Bailon for Comments About Rob K.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by

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Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) — One thing’s for sure, Kim Kardashian is protective over her only brother, Rob. After his ex-girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon blasted him in a Latina magazine interview, Kim decided to fight back.

Bailon, who dated Rob from 2007 to 2009 and appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, said in the magazine that being “stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late — not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show.”

Kim spat back Wednesday, tweeting: “Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian.”

“#LetItGoooooLetItGoooooo (FROZEN VOICE),” Kanye West’s wife continued, before adding, “So sad when people try to kick my brother when he is down #FamilyForever.”

Bailon also said in Latina that people still aren’t sure why her and Rob broke up. “It’s common knowledge that he cheated on me,” Bailon clarified. “It always bothered me that people were like, ‘Pero, why couldn’t you forgive him?’ Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’”

Bailon said she’s now happily dating Roc Nation executive Lenny Santiago, whom she’s been with for five years. The Real co-host added that she’s even considering marrying him.

“If by some miracle we started taping The Real in New York tomorrow, I’d marry him, like, right now,” she told Latina. “I want a family. I see my sister and she’s on her second baby, and I’m like, That’s success. Having a family — I can’t wait for that.”

The Real returns on Sept. 15.

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