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Paula Patton Says After Split from Robin Thicke She Became ‘a Real Woman’

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by

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Ida Astute/ABC(NEW YORK) — Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are not yet officially divorced, but the actress says she’s already a changed woman since splitting from the “Blurred Lines” singer last year.

“I live in a place of gratitude and [I’m] growing up in many ways, I think. I moved from my parents’ house to moving in with Robin,” she says on Tuesday’s episode of The Meredith Vieira Show, according to a preview clip obtained by E! News. “And now I’m like becoming an adult at this old age. I’m really like a real woman now.”

The former high-school sweethearts wed in June 2005 and split in February 2014 after rumors of Thicke’s infidelity.

“You know I’m doing really well. It’s been a long year and a lot of challenges but I’ve grown quite a bit and [I’m] just getting used to change,” she explains, adding that she tries to “embrace it and just be thankful for everything I do have.”

Their divorce will be finalized on April 14. The two will share custody of their 4-year-old son Julian.


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Vin Diesel Teases Sequels to “Furious 7” and “XXX”

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!Furious 7 star Vin Diesel promoted the seventh movie in the franchise, and hinted that despite some rumors to the contrary, an eighth Fast and the Furious movie is in the future.

In the same way they teased Jason Statham’s character at the end of Fast 6, only to have him emerge as the main heavy in the follow-up, Diesel explains series newcomer Kurt Russell plays a character who has a much bigger role in an upcoming adventure.

“You know I always think of these films…as trilogies,” the actor explained. “We really hired [Russell] because of a story that follows us, that takes place in New York.”

Speaking of follow-ups, Diesel also hinted he’s in for another XXX movie, and explained to Kimmel that fans can thank Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

Diesel starred as extreme athlete-turned spy Xander Cage in the 2002 original, only to be replaced, improbably, by Ice Cube in the far less successful 2005 sequel XXX: State of the Union. In that film, Diesel’s character was said to have been killed on a mission, although a DVD extra featuring Diesel’s stunt double, shot from behind, purported to show Cage killed in an exploding building.

However, the rumors of his demise have apparently been greatly exaggerated.

Diesel explained he took a meeting with Zuckerberg, who the actor claims did some work on his Facebook page: “I said I wanted to take some of the spam off my page,” the actor said of the billionaire, to which Kimmel replied, “You treated him like an IT guy, basically.” 

“Basically,” Diesel laughed.

The actor said Zuckerberg told him, “I want another XXX,” which got the star thinking. “So I was like, ‘Hm, another XXX…’ the actor mugged, as the crowd cheered approvingly.

Furious 7 opens nationwide Friday.


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See North West Look For Easter Eggs

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(NEW YORK) — Easter came early for North West.

Kim Kardashian posted photos on Instagram on Sunday of her daughter looking for eggs with a friend.

“My baby girl on the hunt for Easter eggs at the farm! #PerfectSunday #GettingReadyForNextWeek #SpringTimeEasterFestival,” she captioned one.

It’s been a busy month for the toddler.

West, who turns 2 in June, was just in Paris with her mother for Fashion Week. Her trip home was a well-documented one, as she was seen being pulled through the airport on her Frozen suitcase.

“She won’t let it gooooo #FrozenSuitcase #MomLife #ToysInTheBagForTheLongFlight,” Kardashian wrote.

 

Fun day at the farm



WrestleMania 31: Five Things to Know About New Champ Seth Rollins

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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Ray Tamarra/GC Images(NEW YORK) — It wasn’t a big name like John Cena or Brock Lesnar who walked away with the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday night.

It was Seth Rollins.

You may have heard the young wrestler’s name kicked around over the last few months, but who is the new champ?

Here are five things to know:

1 – He Cashed In to Win

Rollins wasn’t booked on the title shot, it was Lesnar and Roman Reigns, but he cashed in using his Money in the Bank contract from an earlier event win to swoop in and snag the crown after the other two had worn each other out.

Lesnar was the champion, beating Cena at SummerSlam, now it’s Rollins. But we’ll see for how long!

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Feb 5, 2015 at 8:35pm PST

 

2 – His Real Name Isn’t Seth Rollins

Rollins was born Colby Lopez in Buffalo, Iowa. He was also the former partner of Reigns and the two were Tag Team Champions as part of The Shield.

3 – He’s One of the Youngest Champs

Rollins, 28, is one of the first champions to win the title at WrestleMania and actually be younger than the event itself. WrestleMania has been a blockbuster event for 31 years now.

 

A photo posted by WWE (@wwe) on Mar 29, 2015 at 8:16pm PDT

 

4 – He’s Big into Crossfit

Wonder how he gets so jacked?

Well, Rollins posts videos and pics as part of Team Collins for Crossfit. He’s pretty passionate about it.

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 27, 2015 at 3:01pm PDT

“Doing my best post 15.5, bro-sesh Arnold impression,” he wrote earlier this week.

 

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 28, 2015 at 3:31pm PDT

He even used Crossfit to prep for his championship!

 

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:57pm PDT

 

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 15, 2015 at 2:52pm PDT



5 – He’s Considered a Villain in the WWE

Wrestling villains are often called “heels,” and Rollins is the latest in wrestling. Just look how he won. Rollins waited until the right time to strike after his opponents were worn down and had beaten each other up.

Bleacher Report columnist Chris Roling even went as far as to write: “It’s what the best cowardly heels do. They strike at the opportune time when the odds are heavy in their favor and succeed (or run away and try again).”

Roling continued, “Sit back now and enjoy how Rollins intends to counter Lesnar, Reigns, Orton, John Cena, Daniel Bryan and many more gunning for his top spot. And expect him to do so with a masterful plan.”

 


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“The Walking Dead” Season Five Finale Recap

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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Gene Page/AMC(NEW YORK) — Sunday night’s season five finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead was 90 minutes long and it made good use of them, with cliffhanger moments for some series favorites — who, bucking a Walking Dead trend, managed to stay alive.

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Morgan returned to the series, shown waking up after spending the night in a crashed car. It’s not long before he comes face to face with a young man with a gun and that recurring “W” on his head. The man explains he’s one of the wolves, a gang that raids camps and traps people. Morgan isn’t easily trapped, and fights off the armed man and an accomplice who springs out of the woods.  

Rick wakes from his Michonne-induced knock-out blow, and learns there will be a meeting to decide his fate in the community. Carol suggests a cover story to explain to the residents why he had a stolen gun from the armory — that it was to confront Pete about his spousal abuse. In case the cover story doesn’t work, however, they plot a takeover.

Daryl and Aaron are still looking for new recruits, and along the way, they spot a semi trailer. Thinking it’s full of food, they open it, springing a trap — the trucks were filled with “W” adorned walkers that trap them in a car. Morgan comes to the rescue. Aaron invites him to Alexandria, but he declines at first — until Daryl spots Abraham’s “Rick Grimes” map in Morgan’s hands.

At Alexandria, Glenn sees the cowardly Nicholas scaling the fence and follows him outside, only to be shot in the shoulder. The pair tussle, and walkers come calling — and Glenn is seemingly a goner. He gets the better of them, however, and eventually turns the tables on Nicholas, beating him into submission for getting Noah killed — but can’t kill the coward himself.

Back at Alexandria, Fr. Gabriel goes on walkabout to try to commit suicide by walker, but chickens out. Returning to the community, he doesn’t lock the fence.

Rick is on his way to the meeting when he notes the unlocked fence, and blood betraying walkers had breached the perimeter. He tangles with one while in another part of the village, Sasha scraps with Fr. Gabriel, eventually getting him at gunpoint — until Maggie interrupts.

At the meeting, Deanna condemns Rick’s actions the day before, but just then, he comes into the meeting with a dead walker over his shoulder. He drops the body at the residents’ feet, then warns them that they can expect more of the same unless they take security seriously — and that’s when a drunken Pete returns, with Michonne’s katana and a grudge against Rick. As the residents try to restrain him, he accidentally lashes out and cuts Reg’s throat.

Devastated at the loss of her husband, Deanna tells Rick, “Do it,” and Rick executes Pete — just as Rick looks up to see Aaron, Daryl, and Morgan staring back at them.

The season ends with the walker truck trap reset; a car nearby spray painted with the warning, “Wolves Not Far.”

The episode also featured a sneak peek of Fear: The Walking Dead, the series’ Los Angeles-set spin-off.


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Harvey Weinstein ‘Being Investigated’ After Model Files Complaint

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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Harvey & Georgina Weinstein. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is “being investigated” after a 22-year-old model filed a complaint with police on Friday evening, the NYPD confirms to ABC News.

The unidentified Italian woman claims Weinstein groped her in his office at the Tribeca Film Center in Manhattan around 6 p.m. Friday. No charges have been filed at this point, police add.

Weinstein, 63, is alleged to have grabbed the woman’s breasts, a police source tells ABC News.

After police look into the matter, it will be up to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to decide whether to proceed with charges against the famed movie executive.

Weinstein is famous as a co-founder of Miramax and now is co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. The New York native married fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman in 2007. The couple has two kids.

Representatives at The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.


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Robin Williams’ Wife and Kids’ Lawyers Meet in Court

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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Jason Kempin/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Legal teams for Robin Williams’ widow and for his three children appeared in a San Francisco courtroom Monday to determine who will get what of the late actor’s estate.

Lawyers for both parties said they hope to have the matter resolved by June 1, the date set for the next hearing.

“This is very, very typical,” said James Wagstaffe, an attorney for Susan Williams. “The court recognized that this is an amicable matter. … His wife and her two sons with whom he lived for many years can stay in the home and not have the home stripped of normal things that are in a home, like art and furniture, and she can keep her wedding presents.”

Susan Williams, the late comedian’s third wife, filed paperwork this past December to determine who had rights to his things. She asked the court to exclude the contents of their San Francisco area home from what his three children from previous marriages were allowed to have.

Susan Williams said her husband’s trust intended to distribute items from his other home in Napa, Calif., as opposed to the one they shared, according to the court documents.

The late movie star’s adult children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, claim that Susan Williams is robbing them of their father’s things.

“My brothers and I have not at any point since dad’s death been invited to or visited his and Susan’s house in Tiburon, nor have we removed anything from it,” Zelda Williams wrote Monday in a Tumblr post.

“They are disturbed that this petition has been filed and we are here because as an intensely private person, Mr. Williams wouldn’t have wanted this,” attorney Andrew Bassak, who represents the trustees, said Monday. “That is troubling to the trustees as close confidants of Mr. Williams.”

“It’s painful,” said Meredith Bushnell, another lawyer representing the children. “They were very close with their father.”

Williams was 63 when he died at his home last August, later deemed by authorities to be a suicide. Shortly thereafter, Susan Williams revealed that the late actor had struggled with depression and had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease shortly before his death.



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Is Tracee Ellis Ross’ Rainbow Pregnant on “black-ish”?

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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ABC/Tony Rivetti(NEW YORK) — When black-ish returns Wednesday, Tracee Ellis Ross’ character Rainbow may have a “little secret.”

“Dre thinks that Rainbow is pregnant,” she teased on Monday’s Good Morning America. “And perhaps she is, perhaps she isn’t.”

On black-ish, Ross portrays Rainbow, a doctor and mother of four kids. Her husband, Dre, is played by comedian Anthony Anderson. The series follows the family as they navigate life in the suburbs.

The actress said it’s no secret why so many people have connected with the comedy.

“We’re a loving family and I think that’s one of the beautiful lessons of the show that [we have] all these differing opinions, all these differing ideas and somehow even though [we] might all disagree about the way things should go, or look, or whatever, you find your way back, and there’s this love between the family,” the daughter of Diana Ross explained.

Although Tracee Ellis Ross is filming black-ish, she had time to co-host BET’s Black Girls Rock, which was taped last Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, but airs April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Among others, the awards show honored Jada Pinkett Smith with the Star Power Award, Cicely Tyson with the Living Legend Award, Erykah Badu with the Rock Star Award and Selma director Ava DuVernay with the Shot Caller Award, among others.

“The show itself is just the tip of the iceberg for what the organization does, [which is] empowering young women and making sure that we have generations of trailblazing women,” Ross said on GMA. “But it was an exciting show. We had Mrs. [Michelle] Obama, the first lady, was with us all night.”

Obama spoke about the importance of education during her address at Black Girls Rock. She also told the honorees, “I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you.”

Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


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Hilary Duff Explains Why She Dyed Her Hair Green

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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Telepictures Productions Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — What in the world would make Hilary Duff dye her blonde tresses green?

“I’ve never done anything like this, and I was just in Cabo [San Lucas, Mexico] with my son and I was staring at the ocean and I was like, ‘I want that on my head,'” she said on Monday during her 12th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “So this happened.”

Duff said her 3-year-old son, Luca, with former NHL player Mike Comrie, loves the new look.

“Here’s the thing: Luca is very particular about how he likes my hair. There are absolutely no buns on my head, no ponytails. I’ll have a ponytail and he’s like, ‘Um, hair down, Mom. Hair down, please,'” she explained. “Now he likes to go through his roster of colors that he knows. He’s like, ‘Your hair’s purple,’ and I’m like, ‘No, it’s green.’ He’s like, ‘Nah.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ He’s like, ‘It’s blue.’ ‘No.’ ‘It’s purple.’ ‘No.'”

“He’s very, very funny,” Duff added, smiling.

Duff is set to star in TV Land’s new comedy Younger, which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


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“The Daily Show” Names Trevor Noah as New Host

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by

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Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — The Daily Show has found their new host.

South African comic and Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart when he leaves the show later this year, the network announced on Twitter.

“It’s official: we’re thrilled to confirm @Trevornoah will be the next #DailyShow host,” read the tweet.

Noah, 31, first appeared on The Daily Show last December in a segment titled “Spot the Africa,” during which he highlighted African stereotypes by comparing America to African nations, including Noah’s home country of South Africa.

Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said of Noah: “We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job. You don’t hope to find the next Jon Stewart — there is no next Jon Stewart. So, our goal was to find someone who brings something really exciting and new and different.”

Largely unknown in America outside of his Comedy Central appearances, Noah is a popular stand-up comic in Europe. The son of a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, Noah tells The New York Times his mother had to hide who his father was during apartheid, since multi-racial unions were illegal.

“He brings such a unique worldview and a deep understanding of human nature, which makes his comedy so insightful,” Ganeless said of Noah. “He’s truly a student of the world.”

Noah also brings color to a talk show medium that has increasingly been criticized for being too white, too male and two middle-aged. His selection follows Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which debuted last January starring the former Daily Show correspondent, who also is black.

Noah himself tweeted the news Monday morning, writing, “No one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!”

Chris Rock also tweeted his stamp of approval, posting a screenshot of Noah with the caption, “Thank you President Obama.”


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