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How Christian Bale Prepared for Role in “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by

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Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage(NEW YORK) — To prepare for the role of Moses in the upcoming film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Christian Bale says he studied the biblical story and came to realize that Moses was a very complicated figure.

“He was so much more human than I had ever imagined…[he] had all sort of temptations and indulgences that he had grown up with,” Bale said in an upcoming interview with ABC’s Nightline. “[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire.”

Moses has been an inspirational icon for liberation movements throughout history, and is a central figure in the three Great Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

“What would happen to Moses if he arrived today?” Bale pondered. “Drones would be sent out after him, right?”

Director Ridley Scott teamed up with frequent collaborator Steve Zaillian, who wrote the script for Exodus.

“What he is writing is a story of revolution,” Bale said of Zaillian. “And that’s a story that can resonate, no matter what time.”

Exodus: Gods and Kings hits theaters December 12


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“Horrible Bosses 2,” “Penguins of Madagascar” Open Wednesday

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by

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Photo Credit: John P. Johnson/© 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (NEW YORK) — Two films open nationwide on Wednesday, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Here’s a closer look:

* Horrible Bosses 2 — Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day return for the sequel to the 2011 comedy. Their characters launch their own business, but when an investor pulls a fast one on them, they scheme to kidnap the investor’s adult son. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine play the investor and his son, respectively. Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx are back, too. Rated R.

* Penguins of Madagascar — In the animated film, a team of penguin spies joins forces with a wolf in an attempt to take down an evil octopus. Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ken Jeong lend their voices to the Madagascar spin-off, which is screening in 3D. Rated PG.


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“Dancing With the Stars”: Alfonso Ribeiro Wins in Season-19 Finale

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) — After a hotly contested finale in which only a few votes separated the final three contenders, actor Alfonso Ribeiro emerged the winner of season 19 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars Tuesday night at the conclusion of the two-part finale.

Ribeiro and his partner, Witney Carson, beat out Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson and her partner, Mark Ballas, and Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, to claim the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

Ribeiro appeared elated as he hugged Carson, and he was in tears as he talked with the show’s co-host, Tom Bergeron.

“I cannot believe this,” he said. “I’ve wanted it forever … I don’t even know what to say. These are happy tears.”

Carson was beaming.

“He’s one of the most hardworking people I’ve ever met,” she said of her partner, telling him directly: “You deserve it.”

Robertson, who earned second place, thanked God for carrying her through to the finale of the competition and said Ribeiro deserved to win.

Parrish, who took third place, appeared emotional but smiled through tears at her partner.

“I honestly am just so lucky to be here standing next to him. You were my trophy the entire season so I’m happy,” Parrish told Chmerkovskiy.

After their two performances Monday on the first night of the finale, Ribeiro led the pack with a perfect score of 80, followed by Robertson with 78 points and Parrish with 77 points.

YouTube star Bethany Mota, who had made it to the final four competitors, was sent home during the first night of the finale.

With less than a day to prepare, the top three couples were assigned a fusion challenge in which they had to create a new dance routine that combined two contrasting dance styles. They performed the routines Tuesday night for points from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli.

The three finalists all earned perfect scores of 40 each for their fusion dances – Ribeiro for his cha-cha/Argentine tango, Parrish for her foxtrot/paso doble and Robertson for her samba/quickstep.

The points were added to the judges’ scores from Monday night for a two-night total of 120 for Ribeiro, 118 for Robertson and 117 for Parrish. Those scores were combined with viewer votes from Monday night for a final grand total.

Ribeiro has been fan favorite this season, and delighted the ballroom audience and viewers when he performed “The Carlton,” the quirky dance performed by the character he played on the hit TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The 43-year-old danced his way to the finals despite having suffered groin and back injuries during rehearsals.

Judges had high praise for Robertson’s improvement throughout the competition. The 17-year-old reality TV personality became another fan favorite from the moment she took the stage in the season premiere to perform a cha-cha that impressed the judges. A high point for her came several weeks into the competition, when she performed a Ducky Dynasty-inspired samba that featured a cameo from the men in her famous family.

Parrish, 26, started the competition well and kept on improving, her scores placing her at or near the top of the leader board for much of the competition. Her jazz routine in week three resulted in the first perfect score of the season, but she recently injured her ribs during rehearsals and it showed in her performance Monday night.

The competition started 11 weeks ago with 13 stars — including actor Antonio Sabato Jr., comedian Tommy Chong, Olympian Lolo Jones and NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip – vying for their chance at the Mirrorball Trophy.

Tuesday night’s two-hour show included live musical performances from Jennifer Hudson and Gorgon City, Nick Jonas, and Meghan Trainor. Stars who had been booted from the dance floor during this season also returned to wow the ballroom audience with new routines.

Viewers also got to see an encore performance of Mota’s freestyle after Twitter fans picked it as the freestyle they most wanted to see again.


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How Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Plan to Manage 2 Babies

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard will have their hands full with a toddler and a newborn when baby No. 2 arrives.

No surprise, then, that the couple – already parents to daughter Lincoln, 20 months – is looking forward to some well-deserved time off together.

“The baby’s going to arrive right when we wrap our shows and we are both taking off tons of time to just canoodle as a family,” Shepard, 39, shared with People.

As for juggling two babies, the couple admits they are in new territory.

“I think we’ll probably get through it just like everybody else does, which is we’ll put it together day by day,” Bell, 34, told the magazine with a laugh.

“We were told to pick up the oldest first if both are crying,” Shepard chimed in about advice they received for juggling two babies.

“It seems like a smart piece of advice. Since no one is imprinting memories of how you’re treating [Lincoln] already and the newborn doesn’t really know who’s holding them,” Bell added.

Joked Shepard, “We know the first one is great so we don’t want to ruin the first one. We’d rather roll the dice on the second one.”


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Emily Blunt Reveals the Family Tradition She’s Passing On to Her Daughter

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Emily Blunt said that as a child, it was a family tradition to read a story before bed.

Now that she’s a mother herself, she’s making sure to do the same with her daughter, Hazel.

“She’s nine months old but she understands. She sits on me, this little thing, and she understands turning a page already and going on a journey,” Blunt marveled during an interview with E! News. “I think it’s amazing.”

Blunt, 31, and her husband John Krasinski, 35, welcomed Hazel this past February. And while the Into the Woods star realizes that technology is changing the way we read, she still wants her daughter to appreciate physical books.

“I just want her to have that satisfaction I had as a kid of finishing a book and the chunk of it and the weight of it and putting the book down and it’s done,” she said. “You want things to be sensory for kids.”

It doesn’t help either that the actress is a self-proclaimed “dinosaur” when it comes to gadgets.

“I know I have to sort of go with the flow, and this is what’s happening and it’s this generation,” she said. “She’s going to teach me more than any computer class, I’m sure!”


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Kendra Wilkinson Details Her Former Romance with Hugh Hefner

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — When Kendra Wilkinson moved into the Playboy Mansion at 18, she didn’t know what to expect.

However, things became clearer a few weeks in.

“I didn’t know that sex was involved because I knew nothing about Playboy. I just graduated high school,” she explained in a clip from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. “[But then] he’s like, ‘Do you wanna come upstairs?’ [and I said] ‘Sure, let’s have fun.’”

Wilkinson, 29, said that Hefner, 88, considered his relationships with the women who live in the mansion “real relationships.”

However, he was understanding when she came to him and told him that she planned to marry her husband, Hank Baskett, with whom she recently reconciled after a rocky period. (Hefner has moved on too: He married Crystal Harris in 2012.)

“I got married at the mansion!” she said. “It was like, over a million [dollars]. It was so beautiful.”


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“Jurassic World” Full-Length Trailer Now Online

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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Universal(NEW YORK) — On Monday, fans were treated to an eight-second preview of it. And now, Universal has released the full-length trailer for Jurassic World.

By all appearances, what used to be Jurassic Park — before it was overrun by rampaging dinosaurs — is now Jurassic World, a wildly successful version of the dinosaur theme park and nature preserve that Jurassic Park was meant to be. But then, someone plays with dinosaur DNA one more time to make a new species of dinosaur, and — well, if you’ve seen any of the previous films, you know that will likely prove to be a very bad idea.

The initial plan was for the Jurassic World trailer to be released online and in theaters Thanksgiving Day.  No word yet on why the studio changed their mind.

There have been three Jurassic Park movies so far, the most recent being 2001′s Jurassic Park III

Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, opens June 12, 2015.


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Check Out Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in First “Pan” Trailer

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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Warner Bros. UK/YouTube(NEW YORK) — Even wonder what Neverland was like before Peter Pan?

Well, Hugh Jackman, 46, stars as Blackbeard in Pan, a take on the magical world before Pan was the leader of Lost Boys and before Hook was Captain Hook.

The movie hits theaters next June and also features Garrett Hedlund as Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Levi Miller as Peter.

It shows Peter as an orphan and how he makes his way to Neverland. Hook also looks as sweet as can be, while Blackbeard is the fierce leader and antagonist in the film.

Check out the first trailer for the film below:


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Exclusive First Look at Jennifer Aniston’s New Movie “Cake”

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — It’s the start of Academy Award movie season, and Jennifer Aniston is starring in a new drama that’s already getting Oscar buzz.

In Cake, Aniston transforms herself — even going without makeup — to portray a woman suffering from chronic pain.

Watch the exclusive trailer below:


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Chris Rock, Other Celebs React Online to Ferguson Verdict

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

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Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — Celebrities expressed sadness, frustration and disappointment across social media Monday after a grand jury in Missouri declined to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. 

Here are just some of the reactions:

Basketball star LeBron James used the opportunity to harken back to the 2012 shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, posting an editorial cartoon on Instagram of Martin and Brown walking together with their arms draped across each other’s shoulders.

“As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!!” James wrote.  “I’m so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn’t the solution as well. #PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter”

Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams tweeted, “I’m heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let’s all pray for peace.” 

Sleepy Hollow star Orlando Jones echoed the sentiment, and also suggested, “#NoJusticeNoProfit Maybe it’s time to redefine Black Friday & flip the script on how & where we spend our dollars. #BlackLivesMatter.”

Like many, Cher disagreed with the grand jury’s decision, but also spoke out against the protests that followed. 

“Violence is NOT the ANSWER!,” she tweeted. “VOTE 2Change State Laws.There Must b Change in Attitude & BALANCE In Police & Lawmakers!”

Chris Rock was among the most vocal in reacting online to the Ferguson verdict, tweeting numerous responses to the grand jury announcement, including, “Doesn’t take 100 days to decide if murder is a crime, it takes 100 days to figure out how to tell people it isn’t……” He also added, “now everybody after all this is over make sure to tweet about it for 3 days and then forget it ever happened like we do every time.”

His tweets continued Tuesday morning, including one that included a video of orderly Ferguson protesters, with the caption, “Peaceful protesters didn’t make it to television.”

A few minutes later, Rock tweeted, “Pretty good morning so far. Bumped into a cop in line at Starbucks and didn’t get shot six times. #Ferguson.”

In response to the flurry of opposing tweets that followed, Rock added just six minutes later, “Following someone on Twitter and complaining about what they tweet about is like calling someone to tell them you don’t want to talk to them.”


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