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Blake Lively and her hubby Ryan Reynolds have welcomed her second child, according to Page Six, which notes perhaps the most famous third wheel in the world, Taylor Swift, wasn't far behind.
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Blake Lively and her hubby Ryan Reynolds have welcomed her second child, according to Page Six, which notes perhaps the most famous third wheel in the world, Taylor Swift, wasn’t far behind.

The paper reports that Lively’s baby — and little sibling to the couple’s baby girl James — was born at a New York City hospital Friday morning, and Lively’s bestie Taylor was among the first to greet the new bundle of joy. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lorne Michaels Says Getting Alec Baldwin to Play Trump Was Tina Fey’s Idea http://www.101gold.com/lorne-michaels-says-getting-alec-baldwin-to-play-trump-was-tina-feys-idea/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=5cd1710e76a01f8c423d7873e215a9a2 NBC/Frank Ockenfels(NEW YORK) -- Looking forward to seeing Alec Baldwin play Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live's season premiere this weekend?  You can thank Tina Fey.
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NBC/Frank Ockenfels(NEW YORK) — Looking forward to seeing Alec Baldwin play Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live‘s season premiere this weekend?  You can thank Tina Fey.

In a wide-ranging interview about the 42-season-old sketch show, creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels told The Hollywood Reporter, “We were talking about who should do it.  And she said, ‘Well, the person that should really play it is Alec.’ And I went, ‘Yeah!’ A light went on.”

Fey and Baldwin of course co-starred in Fey’s sitcom 30 Rock for seven seasons.

Michaels explained, “There were a lot of obstacles in the way to working it out,” noting Baldwin’s schedule and that of his then-pregnant wife, Hilaria. “But I just thought he’d be brilliant doing it and I thought he and Kate [McKinnon] would be a match.”

Just-released cast member Taran Killam previously played the reality star-turned presidential hopeful, though former cast member-turned SNL announcer Darryl Hammond has also played The Donald.

As a preview earlier this week hinted, Baldwin’s Trump will face off against McKinnon’s Hillary Clintonin a mock-up about the pair’s presidential debate. Michaels says fans won’t be disappointed. 

“[T]he read-through was really funny. Whether it’s Bush-Gore or Ford-Carter, it’s getting a take. It’s much more in the writing than almost anything else. You have to stand back enough from the actual event and find a take on it that you think is funny and smart…Hopefully we did.”

Saturday Night Live returns at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

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Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford Put Themselves Up for Charity — Sort Of http://www.101gold.com/ryan-gosling-harrison-ford-put-themselves-up-for-charity-sort-of/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=2a176b96cc11e1bad5cfdfa70630cff8 ABC/Fred Lee(BUDAPEST) -- As part of one of the Charity site Omaze's donor experiences, Ryan Gosling is giving fans the chance to visit the Budapest set of the new Blade Runner, film, have lunch with him, and meet his co-star,Harris...

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ABC/Fred Lee(BUDAPEST) — As part of one of the Charity site Omaze’s donor experiences, Ryan Gosling is giving fans the chance to visit the Budapest set of the new Blade Runner, film, have lunch with him, and meet his co-star,Harrison Ford.  And if that weren’t enough? How about an opportunity to tool around in Gosling’s golf cart?

The top prize also includes airfare and four-star hotel accommodations.

Every donation, starting at a minimum of $10, benefits the Enough Project’s fight against genocide and crimes against humanity in the Congo.

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Wonder Woman Is Bisexual, Comic Writer Confirms http://www.101gold.com/wonder-woman-is-bisexual-comic-writer-confirms/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:00:25 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=1af7f169c8be6e61da6104c5501b9bac Promo image courtesy Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- A comic book writer has confirmed what loyal Wonder Woman fans have long suspected -- the superhero is bisexual.
Current Wonder Woman comic writer Greg Rucka confirmed speculation in an interview with...

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Promo image courtesy Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — A comic book writer has confirmed what loyal Wonder Woman fans have long suspected — the superhero is bisexual.

Current Wonder Woman comic writer Greg Rucka confirmed speculation in an interview with Comicosity, but stresses that defining the Amazon Princess’ sexuality is tricky, given her origins on the female-only island of Themyscira.

“It’s supposed to be paradise,” Rucka explains. “You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.”

“But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist,” he continues. “Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola [Scott, Rucka’s artist and collaborator] and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”

Don’t expect Wonder Woman to make some big proclamation about her sexuality, though. “For my purposes, that’s bad writing,” notes Rucka, adding, “We want to show you these characters and their lives, and what they are doing. We want to show, not tell.”

Rucka has been working on a couple of Wonder Woman stories, including her origin story. Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th anniversary this year, and a stand-alone film starring Gal Gadot is due out next year.

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Amanda Knox Documentary Premieres on Netflix Today http://www.101gold.com/amanda-knox-documentary-premieres-on-netflix-today/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:18 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=c962494cce16f02810997d9bfd533c8e Amanda Knox; Image courtesy Netflix(NEW YORK) -- A new documentary on Amanda Knox premieres today on Netflix.
The film, simply titled Amanda Knox, explores the 2007 murder of Knox's roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, while the two were studyin...

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Amanda Knox; Image courtesy Netflix(NEW YORK) — A new documentary on Amanda Knox premieres today on Netflix.

The film, simply titled Amanda Knox, explores the 2007 murder of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying in Italy. Knox was twice convicted and twice acquitted in the case.

Her boyfriend at the time of the murder, Raffaele Sollecito, was also convicted and eventually acquitted in the case.

Knox cooperated with the making of the documentary, which was directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn.

Blackhurst says they initially approached Knox after her first acquittal.

“It wasn’t until two years later she decided she wanted to talk to us,” he shares with ABC Radio. “Back in 2011 she said she wasn’t ready and she didn’t want to let a documentary be made with her participating in it.”

McGinn says Knox was a fascinating subject because “she’d been defined as this sexual creature, as this, you know, these headlines had labeled her as a she-devil or as any of these names that had been applied to her.” 

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“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Deepwater Horizon” Among Weekend’s New Films http://www.101gold.com/miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children-deepwater-horizon-among-weekends-new-films/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:01:13 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=447bc0d5c2f9a242bf33285aa945654a Eva Green in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”; Jay Maidment/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide today:
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Eva Green in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”; Jay Maidment/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide today:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children — In Tim Burton’s latest flick, a boy named Jake discovers a refuge for kids with strange abilities. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson star in the film, which is based on the novel of the same name. Rated PG-13.

* Deepwater Horizon — The Peter Berg-directed drama depicts the 2010 explosion of the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people.  Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson star.  Rated PG-13.

* Masterminds — Zach Galifianakis is an armored car driver who’s set up by a group of criminals who use him to rob millions of dollars. Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones also star. Rated PG-13.

* Queen of Katwe — The drama is a true story of a young girl in rural Uganda who becomes a chess champion. David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Madina Nalwanga star. Rated PG.

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Vice President Joe Biden Blasts Donald Trump on “The Tonight Show” http://www.101gold.com/vice-president-joe-biden-blasts-donald-trump-on-the-tonight-show/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:12 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=6190222292b33166ad28f5c8c0ab8d87 Andrew Lipovsky/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Jimmy Fallon welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to The Tonight Show on Thursday, and Biden didn't mince words when it came to assessing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's performance at the first preside...

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBC(NEW YORK) — Jimmy Fallon welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to The Tonight Show on Thursday, and Biden didn’t mince words when it came to assessing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s performance at the first presidential debates.

“What amazes me about Donald Trump…is his lack of sensibility,” Biden noted. “I mean, the way he talks about, ‘Well you know, I was rooting for the housing market to fail’…because that’s business. That’s not business. That’s callous…or that, ‘I paid no takes and that makes me smart.'” 

Added Biden, “What does that make the rest of us, suckers?”

As for Trump’s foreign policy, Biden warned, “I don’t even think he understands how much damage he does by what he’s already said…Europe…especially Central and Eastern Europe is scared to death about what [Russian president Vladimir] Putin may or may not do.”

“There’s hope…he found out Crimea is part of Ukraine, he joked.

Not surprisingly, the vice president had praise for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, whom he called “one of the brightest people I’ve ever known.” He defended her unpopularity with some voters by insisting that “everybody…wants the ideal candidate.”

“I learned how to become the ideal candidate,” noted Biden: “Announce you’re not running for president.”  Biden was briefly the subject of a campaign to convince him to seek the Democratic nomination, even after he announced he wouldn’t.

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Review: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (PG-13) http://www.101gold.com/review-miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children-pg-13-2/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:46 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=69dcc1cd8f4ee43d8a60a887c746870d Eva Green in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”; Jay Maidment/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) -- I don’t know whose idea it was to have director Tim Burton adapt Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel Miss Pe...

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Eva Green in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”; Jay Maidment/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) — I don’t know whose idea it was to have director Tim Burton adapt Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but I do know I’d like to buy that person a drink. The idea was like matching Burton with Johnny Depp. Perfect.

Asa Butterfield stars as Jake, an ordinary – maybe less than ordinary – teenager living in South Florida, whose grandfather, Abe (Terence Stamp), is killed.  Everybody else thinks Abe died of natural cause, but Jake, who witnessed Abe’s death, saw a monster not far from where he found his grandfather, though nobody believes him.  Furthermore, before Abe passes, he utters some sort of riddle to Jake about an island, a loop, a bird and 1943.  I won’t give you the direct quote because it’s best to hear the amazing Mr. Stamp say it.

Abe’s death hits Jake hard – he was closer to his grandfather than he is to his own father.  Abe would spend countless hours regaling Jake with stories of his own childhood, one spent on a British island in a special home run by a Miss Peregrine (Eva Green).  Jake’s therapist (Allison Janney) suggests Jake’s family take him to the island where Miss Peregrine’s home supposedly is. When they get there, Jake learns the home was destroyed by a Nazi bomber in 1943.  And that’s when the children of Miss Peregrine’s home discover Jake.

What?

The children, led by Emma Bloom (Ella Purnell), were sent to the future by Miss Peregrine to bring back Jake. As it turns out, Miss Peregrine is what’s known as an Ymbryne, a woman who can create time loops – making the same day recur over and over – for the sole purpose of protecting “peculiar” children, who are a lot like the mutants we’ve become accustomed to from the X-Men series.

Instead of “mutant powers,” these kids have “peculiarities.” For instance, Emma is light as air.  One of the little girls is as strong as ten men, while another has a mouth in the back of her head.  There’s an invisible boy, another who has bees in his body, and another who can project his dreams through his eyes, just like a movie projector.

As it happens, Miss Peregrine’s powers, and those of every other Ymbryne, are an issue because several former peculiar children, led by Dr. Barron (Samuel L. Jackson), have been attempting to harness the Ymbrynes’ powers to achieve immortality.  And some of those former children are now monsters whose only way to survive is by eating human eyeballs. Yummy!

Tim Burton pulls off a neat trick here. The story, which deviates slightly from the book, sticks to a familiar formula, and everything here is derivative of Harry Potter, X-Men, and Hot Tub Time Machine.  Ok, it’s not remotely derivative of Hot Tub Time Machine, but it’s clearly derivative of the rest.  But even so, this film feels completely original and, most importantly, like a Tim Burton film.  It’s gorgeous, it’s creepy, it’s mystical, it’s engrossing and enchanting.

The movie fan in me loves Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  The movie critic in me found a few flaws, but forgivable ones.

Four out of five stars.

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Review: “Deepwater Horizon” (PG-13) http://www.101gold.com/review-deepwater-horizon-pg-13/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=c0ac4e9f702f2af3a1aaaf3c2c1d438c Mark Wahlberg in “Deepwater Horizon”; Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- Deepwater Horizon reunites director Peter Berg with Mark Wahlberg after a successful collaboration on 2013’s Lone Survivor. Wahlberg’s acting continues to improve...

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Mark Wahlberg in “Deepwater Horizon”; Lionsgate(NEW YORK) — Deepwater Horizon reunites director Peter Berg with Mark Wahlberg after a successful collaboration on 2013’s Lone Survivor. Wahlberg’s acting continues to improve with age but Lone Survivor, it could be argued then, may have been his best performance to date.  Berg, an actor himself, is terrific at capturing special performances. And Wahlberg is pretty special here.

Wahlberg plays Mike Williams, an engineer on the Deepwater Horizon, the offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded on April 20, 2010, killing 11 rig workers and causing the worst oil spill in U.S. History.   But it’s the characters, not the action, that win us over here.

Wahlberg’s turned his cloying earnestness into a real strength, and immediately wins points when we see Mike on shore bonding with his young daughter, Sydney (Stella Allen), and his wife, Felicia, played by Kate Hudson.  Their love is palpable.  Berg excels at building relationships and making characters three-dimensional, and it works here not only with Wahlberg’s character, but with virtually everybody who walks on screen.  That includes Kurt Russell, who plays Jimmy Harrell, the rig’s captain, to everybody from oil company BP, who puts pressure on Harrell to pump oil from a well that’s unstable at best, which leads to the catastrophe.

There’s conflict in almost every moment of this movie, which speaks not only to Berg and his cast, but also the brilliant screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand. Berg turns the story of the Deepwater Horizon into a nail-biting thriller, while balancing the humanity of a tragic event in an evocative and cathartic way.

Four out of five stars.

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Lady Gaga Confirms She’ll Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show http://www.101gold.com/lady-gaga-confirms-shell-headline-super-bowl-halftime-show/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:13 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=b3aed49fd68fa2dcae66f6052a71ae3f Courtesy of Gaga/NFL/Pepsi(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga is headed back to the Super Bowl, this time as the headliner of the halftime show.
The pop star and the NFL confirmed Thursday night that she will perform during the halftime show of Super Bowl 51 at ...

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Courtesy of Gaga/NFL/Pepsi(NEW YORK) — Lady Gaga is headed back to the Super Bowl, this time as the headliner of the halftime show.

The pop star and the NFL confirmed Thursday night that she will perform during the halftime show of Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on February 5, 2017. The big game will be broadcast on Fox.

Gaga, referring to her new single “Perfect Illusion,” tweeted, “It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!”

She’ll appear on the Fox NFL Sunday Pregame Show this Sunday to discuss the gig.

Gaga sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, last February. Coldplay, joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars, took the halftime stage during that game.

Gaga is scheduled to release her new album, Joanne, on October 21.

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