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Archie Panjabi Opens Up About Rumored Faked Scene on "The Good Wife"

David M. Russell/CBS(NEW YORK) -- When Kalinda, played by Archie Panjabi, and Alicia, played by Julianna Margulies, shared a final scene together on the recent season finale of The Good Wife, it almost seemed too good to be true.After the scene aired, rumors spread online that the two actresses shot the scene separately and the final product was computer generated."All I can say is this: The decision making process is not something I'm privy to," Panjabi cryptically toldE! News when asked about the rumors.The actress, who was on the CBS drama since 2009 before exiting at the end of this seaon, did admit that "it was hard to say goodbye." But, she added, her departure had been in the works for two years.So, don't expect her to return in the future. "I don't think so," she told E!, explaining that Kalinda, "came in as a mystery and left as a mystery."The plan now is for Panjabi to headline a drama pilot for 20th Century TV this spring.The Good Wife will return to CBS in the fall. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

U2's Longtime Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Has Died

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS (LOS ANGELES) -- Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died early Wednesday morning at a hotel in West Hollywood, California.  KABC confirms the news of Sheehan's passing, and reports the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a cardiac arrest call at the Marquis Hotel at 5:40 a.m. local time.Sheehan had been accompanying U2 on their recently launched iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour. The band had just played the first of five scheduled concerts at the L.A. area venue, The Forum.In a statement posted on the band's official website, U2 frontman Bono says of Sheehan, "We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in. He wasn't just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band.  He is irreplaceable."Arthur Fogel, a rep for tour promoter Live Nation, also released a message that declares, "With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight.  Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family."Sheehan was born in 1946, making him either 68 or 69 at the time of his death. According to Billboard, he grew up in Ireland and played in a rock band throughout his teens, then began working for various artists, including Lou Reed and Led Zeppelin, in a behind-the-scenes capacity.  Sheehan's long tenure with U2 began prior to the release of the group's 1983 album, War.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kevin Connolly Recalls Awkward Run in with Liam Neeson on "Entourage" Set

Claudette Barius/Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- When Kevin Connolly reprises his role as Eric Murphy in the film adaptation of the former HBO series, Entourage, he'll be showing a lot of skin.To prepare for the film, the actor said on Wednesday's Live with Kelly and Michael that he "basically didn't eat for three days was the way to go. ...I was like, starving and like doing my best to work out but I didn't have any energy. It was...hard! It's uncomfortable, you know?"What made it especially uncomfortable for Connolly was the fact that one of his favorite movie stars was also on set that day."I'm in, like, a pink bathrobe or something and on that day Liam Neeson was working," he said. "Like, Liam Neeson, our Irish hero, of course, my idol. He walks in and I'm in a pink bathrobe getting body makeup. And I'm like, 'How you doing? Nice to meet you. I'm Kevin.' He's like 'Yes, you are!'" Connolly continued: "He's like, 'What are you doing over there?' I'm like, 'Well, you know, I'm getting ready to this scene. I'm dieting. I'm getting body makeup.' And he's like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, but you gotta do it. You're gonna be looking at this for the rest of your life.'"Neeson is among the stars, including Pharrell Williams, Ed O'Neill, Kelsey Grammer and Andrew Dice Clay, making cameos in the film.Entourage, also starring Adrian Grenier as Vincent Chase, Kevin Dillon as Johnny "Drama" Chase, Jerry Ferrara as Turtle, and Jeremy Piven as agent Ari Gold, hits theaters June 3.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"The Bachelorette's" Britt Nilsson Shares Photos of New Romance with Former Cont

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Britt Nilsson was sent home last week on The Bachelorette, but this week she's sharing photos proving that she's still happily with Brady Toops.The two met on this season of the ABC competition, which was different than past seasons because two bachelorettes, Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe, met 25 men, who were asked to vote for the woman they wanted to see remain on the show. When Nilsson was eliminated, Toops told Bristowe that his heart belonged to Nilsson, and that he was removing himself from the competition.Toops' stunt worked, and the two reportedly began dating shortly after.  The proof? Nilsson shared a photo Tuesday on Instagram of the two hiking. The caption reads, "Mean muggin @bradytoops."Toops, who shared the same photo, captioned his, "So maybe I hike in 'skinny jeans', but my hiking partner is prettier than yours, and she'll take you out. Nah just kidding, she's too sweet for that.. #hollywood." So maybe I hike in "skinny jeans", but my hiking partner is prettier than yours, and she'll take you out. Nah just kidding, she's too sweet for that.. ? #hollywood A photo posted by Brady Toops (@bradytoops) on May 26, 2015 at 11:04am PDTToops also posted a series of photos of the couple, including one where Nilsson plants a kiss on Toops' cheek. Behind the scenes from Episode 3 of "The Bachelorette".. the beauty herself, miss @brittkarolina y'all! A photo posted by Brady Toops (@bradytoops) on May 25, 2015 at 10:09pm PDTAnother photo of the two gazing out at a sunset while stuck in an embrace is paired with a quote by author C. JoyBell C.: "Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under."  "Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under." - C. JoyBell C. A photo posted by Brady Toops (@bradytoops) on May 26, 2015 at 7:02am PDTThe Bachelorette, with Bristowe looking for love, returns Monday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jason Statham Finally Gets Funny in "Spy"

Universal(NEW YORK) -- The last time we saw Jason Statham onscreen, he was playing the bad guy inFurious 7. But in his latest film, Spy, where he stars opposite Melissa McCarthy, the British actor gets funny.Statham -- who's best-known as an action star in movies like The Transporter and The Expendables -- admits in the June issue of Esquire that previously, he hesitated to take on comedy roles."I've always been apprehensive about trying to do a f***ing comedy, because they're either brilliant or they're f***ing terrible," he explains. "At least in making an action film, there's always going to be someone who wants to see a car chase. Even if a lot of the people don't like it, there will be a lot of people that do. But bad comedy is just garbage."But Statham says Spy "works, and I give a lot of the credit -- or all of the  f***ing credit -- to [writer] Paul [Feig] and the writing."If you're surprised to see Statham back on the big screen so soon after starring in Furious 7, which is still playing, the actor says he's just getting the work while he can."It's that peasant mentality," he said. "Make hay while the sun shines. When you're kicking around and you ain't got no money, that don't feel too good. So when there's finally money coming in, it's hard to say, 'I'm too good for that.' It's finding a balance, really, and it's a difficult thing to manage. But have I taken on too many jobs? Probably." Has that philosophy ever prompted Statham to do a movie he now regrets?  "Yeah, I think I've said that more often than not. Yeah."Spy, also starring Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Allison Janney, hits theaters June 5.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tatum O'Neal Says 'I'm Dating Women Now'

Charley Gallay/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actress Tatum O'Neal was once married to tennis star John McEnroe, but now she's looking for love in different places."I like women," O'Neal tells People magazine. "I definitely have been dating mostly women recently." "I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth," she continues. "They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it." In describing her sexuality, O'Neal said: "I'm not one or the other." O'Neal and McEnroe split in 1992 after six years of marriage and three children: Kevin, 29, Sean, 28 and Emily, 24. O'Neal, who has long struggled with substance addiction, says she's still clean. "I'm the most content I've ever been," she says. "I'm the proudest mother in the history of the world."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

What Would Cast of "San Andreas" Take in Actual Earthquake?

Jasin Boland/Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- Dwayne Johnson arrived on a fire engine with a rescue helicopter overhead at Tuesday night’s Los Angeles premiere of the earthquake disaster flick San Andreas. Johnson plays a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue helicopter pilot searching for his estranged daughter after an earthquake hits California.  But say he was in an actual earthquake -- what would he grab before running out the door?“I would grab by water, my phone and my fanny pack,” Johnson said. No doubt he'd use the phone to take some photos -- While at the London premiere of San Andreas last Thursday, the 43-year-old wrestler-turned-actor succeeded in setting the Guinness World Record for taking the most selfies in under three minutes, with 105.Co-star Carla Gugino, also at the premiere, had a similar answer: “I’d have to go with flashlights, water, and my dog.”Actually, they’re both wrong, at least partly.  USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones says you shouldn’t run during an earthquake, but rather “Drop, cover, hold on.  The Caltech seismologist in the movie even orders somebody out of the doorway and under the table, and that’s the right thing to do.” San Andreas, also starring Paul Giamatti, Archie Panjabi and Kylie Minogue, opens nationally this Friday.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"America's Got Talent" Returns with Singers, Dancers & a Stuttering Comedian

Eric Liebowitz/NBC(NEW YORK) -- America’s Got Talent returned for its landmark 10th season on Tuesday, beginning their search for the country's best talent in New Jersey.Tuesday's showcase included a hypnotist who got judge Howie Mandel, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, to temporarily get over his phobia, and a stuttering stand-up comic.Mandel was back behind the judges' table along with Howard Stern, Heidi Klum and Mel B to offer their opinions and decide which acts would advance. Also back for season 10 was “The Golden Buzzer,” which gives each judge one opportunity to send an act straight to the live show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.Earlier in the evening, former AGT judge Piers Morgan revealed he would be appearing on the show later this season. “BREAKING NEWS: America's Got Talent returns for Season 10 tonight...and I return to the judges' desk later this summer,” Morgan announced via Twitter.Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:Dancing duo Elin, 7, and Noah, 8, showed off their hip-hop moves to M.C. Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.” Howard and Mel thought the act was “cute.” Heidi added “adorable” to the list of comments. When Howie asked if the duo did anything beyond dancing, Noah replied, “Golf.” Mandel, known for his obsessive-compulsive disorder, also noted “U Can’t Touch This” is his “philosophy.” The judges all voted “yes,” moving them on to the next round.Benton, Arkansas, natives Will Richey, Caleb Conrad and Tyler Davis -- sporting a crutch -- make up Triple Threat, who met when all three were injured on the high school football team at the same time. Their performance of MTKO’s “Classic” had Mandel noting, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” He went on to call them “a real boy band.” Klum declared they “sing beautifully.” Stern called them “beautifully nerdy.” All four judges voted “yes” to advance them to the next round.A nerdy puppet named Ira Fenelbaum, who purportedly lives with his mother, Miriam -- also a puppet, not onstage for the act, but shown backstage with host Nick Cannon -- sang Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful,” dedicating it to Mel B. Howie was moved by the performance and voted “yes” to move the act forward. Howard noted the act provides them with “something we love -- romance” and also voted “yes.” Heidi, jealous of the attention Ira paid to Mel, admitted she was a little jealous, but voted “yes” anyway. Surprisingly, Mel B, the object of Ira’s desire, voted “no.” However, with three out of four saying "yes,” the act moved on to the next round.Hypnotist Chris Jones performed his magic on Mandel -- and an audience member, who also appeared to go under. Jones convinced Howie that he was wearing gloves and got the comedian -- whose O.C.D. prevents him from engaging in physical contact with people -- to shake his hand. Chris then got Mandel to shake Mel B, Heidi and Howard’s hands. Stern, who had originally pressed his buzzer, changed his mind and voted “yes.” Mel B and Heidi added two more. Howie, under hypnosis during the segment, said he didn’t know. Jones moved on to the next round.Four gymnasts from Germany and the Czech Republic, who call themselves Showproject, performed shirtless a series of flips and balanced on several sets of parallel bars. Mel called the act “spectacular," noting the guys put on a show. Stern declared them “ready for primetime.” All four judges voted “yes,” and the act advanced to the next round.Singer, songwriter and guitarist Johnny Shelton performed an original song called “That’s Love,” which he wrote for his son, whom he’d lost to lymph node cancer. Howie noted the song was “moving” and “tugged at his heart.” Heidi said it made her “very emotional.” Mel B thought Shelton had “something special,” pointing out that during the performance she could “hear a pin drop.” Howard called Johnny “a real artist,” adding he was a great songwriter and had an exceptional sound. The judges yelled “yes” in unison, moving the singer to the next round.Piff the Magic Dragon, a 34-year-old who mixed magic and comedy, had the judges thoroughly entertained. He brought Heidi onstage and had her mark one card from a full deck. Rather than pull out a card that matched hers, Piff pulled out a different card, then changed hers to match his. Howie, who was on his feet after the trick, noted the magician was “hysterical.” Mel B loved his “silly, stupid, ridiculous sense of humor.” Klum gave him a “thumbs up.” Stern called him a “phenomenal act” that would go very far in the competition. Piff received four “yes” votes and moved on to the next round.Siro-A was a team that mixed precision dancing with high-tech graphics. Stern noted the routine was “seamless.” Mel B. called it “big and exciting.” Mandel declared them an act people will be talking about tomorrow. They received a unanimous “yes” from the judges and moved on to the next round.The final act of the night, stuttering comedian Drew Lynch, 24, was left with a speech impediment after suffering vocal trauma as a result of getting hit in the throat with a softball four years earlier. His act included bits about working at a fast-food drive-through and as the voice for a GPS. Howard applauded the hopeful. Howie was so moved by the act that he used his “Golden Buzzer,” advancing the young comic straight to the live shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.Some acts that didn’t make the cut included a family of parents and two children who performed “The Humongous Whoopie Cushion of Doom,” which featured one of the kids jumping off a ladder onto a giant whoopee cushion; a knife thrower who failed to get one knife to land in the board behind his assistant; and a dancer dressed as a creepy looking baby.America’s Got Talent airs again next Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

Beyonce Among "Forbes'" Most Powerful Women in Entertainment

Eric McCandless/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Forbes has announced its list of the World’s Most Powerful Women of 2015, and Beyonce was named one of the most powerful women in entertainment.Queen Bey ranks number 21 on the overall tally of 100 and she second among other women in the entertainment industry who made the list, behind Oprah Winfrey.  Other celebs on the list include Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres.The publication based the tally on of each woman’s influence and relevance, and ranked them by money and media momentum. The 11 women in entertainment on the list are "all at the top of their game and are committed to inspiring change." In total, they have a combined social media imprint exceeding six billion followers and fans.Last year, Beyonce ranked 17th on the annual list, with the publication citing her performance at the Super Bowl in February 2013; the surprise release of her visual, self-titled album last December; and her successful Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Did Keira Knightley Welcome Her First Child?

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Congratulations may be in order for Keira Knightley, who was expecting her first child with husband James Righton. According to Us Weekly, the two have welcomed their bundle of joy. There's no word on when the baby was born, the gender of the newborn or the name.Knightley barely even announced her pregnancy. Instead, the news became obvious as the Imitation Game star continued to walk red carpets. The actress told E! News earlier this year, "[My] waist has disappeared! [But] for a very good reason."Knightley married Klaxons band member Righton in 2013.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Apologizes for 'Minor Relapse'

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past, has issued an apology after he was photographed earlier this month in London with what appeared to be a vodka bottle in his hand.In a message posted on his fiancée Mara Lane's Instagram account, the Dracula star said, "Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time. I apologize for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think too badly of me."He noted that he stopped drinking immediately, and that his absence from the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new film, Damascus Cover, was not a reflection of what he thinks of the project."I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my disheveled appearance as I was on my way home from a friends and had not changed I feel I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was just a blip in my recovery otherwise I'm living a healthy life," Meyers said.The 37-year-old Irish actor has been in rehab multiple times for addiction.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Johnny Depp Could Face Up to 10 Years in Prison for Bringing Dogs to Australia

ABC/Randy Holmes(SYDNEY) -- Although Johnny Depp's two dogs are out of Australia, the Pirates of the Caribbean star could be facing jail time and a large fine. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, an Australian Senate committee on Monday said that if the incident is brought to trial, and Depp is found guilty, the actor will face up to 10 years in jail and a maximum fine of $265,000 for bringing the Yorkshire Terriers, named Boo and Pistol, Down Under.Officials are still trying to determine how the dogs entered the country and sidestepped a customs checkpoint. The Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the pups weren't claimed on arrivals slips, which are mandatory whether one is flying commercial or on a private aircraft.The tiny canines first caused a stink -- or rather, their owner did -- when Depp brought the dogs with him when he and his wife, Amber Heard, flew to Australia on a private jet last month, so Depp could continue filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Depp is reprising his role of Jack Sparrow in the sequel,  Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is scheduled to be released by Disney July 7, 2017.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sponsors Cutting Ties with "19 Kids and Counting"

David Welker/TLC(NEW YORK) -- A handful of sponsors confirmed Tuesday they are no longer advertising with 19 Kids and Counting, after Josh Duggar last week responded to reports that he inappropriately touched minors several years ago.A spokesperson for Payless ShoeSource told ABC News, “Payless' ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy with TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes.”Choice Hotels and Walgreens similarly confirmed that they are no longer advertising with the show.Last week, In Touch magazine reported that Duggar was investigated in 2006 for alleged misconduct starting when he was 14 years old.He responded to the report in a statement provided to People magazine and later posted to Facebook, admitting, "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. ...I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged."On Friday, TLC announced it was pulling all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting from the air. It's unclear when or if the show will return.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Spend Memorial Day Together

Charles Sykes/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Although they are divorced, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are still dedicated to raising their two children together.The pair, along with their kids, attended a party in honor of Memorial Day on Monday at producer Joel Silver's house in Malibu, reports People magazine."Gwyneth and Chris arrived separately," a source told the magazine. "At the party, they were friendly, hung out with their kids and also mingled. Guests were treated to a barbecue and all seemed to enjoy the party."Other celebrities attending the holiday party included Kate Hudson, Courteney Cox with fiancé Johnny McDaid, Tobey Maguire, Minnie Driver, Kate Beckinsale, Diane Kruger, January Jones and Bella Thorne. Paltrow and Martin, who reached a settlement on their divorce in April, have spent other holidays together since the two split in March 2014 after 10 years of marriage. The pair reportedly also celebrated Mother's Day together.According to reports, Martin is now dating Jennifer Lawrence and Paltrow is romantically involved with producer Brad Falchuk.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lena Dunham 'Free' to Flaunt Her Curves on Memorial Day

Craig Blankenhorn/HBO(NEW YORK) -- Lena Dunham celebrated a different kind of freedom on Memorial Day -- by posting a photo of herself in her lingerie."Love my @lonelylingerie and I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be free," she joked on Instagram. Love my @lonelylingerie and I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be freeA photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on May 25, 2015 at 5:21pm PDT Though the Girls creator and star tries to promote positive images of bodies, she has admitted to her own personal struggles."I spend a lot of my career trying to break down the negative forces that the media exerts on women in trying to control their body image, so for me it’s all very sort of anathema to who I am to admit that I too have struggled with the concept of perfection," Dunham said on ABC's Good Morning America last fall.For their Memorial Day dinner, Dunham's boyfriend, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, appeared more covered up. Dunham posted a snap of the musician wearing black pants and a shirt with a maroon blazer and gold medal. She captioned it, "Holiday Swagger."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Matthew McConaughey Launches "Just Keep Livin'" Clothing Line

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Matthew McConaughey has his own clothing line, dubbed Just Keep Livin'. But don't worry, the Oscar-winner isn't trading in time in front of the camera for time behind a sewing machine."I don't think I'm becoming [a designer.] I'm just putting a lot of cool stuff that I have heard along the way on a t-shirt," he said on Tuesday's Good Morning America.McConaughey's t-shirt designs were inspired by many things. His "Alright, Alright, Alright" tee was inspired by his first movie in 1993, the cult comedy Dazed and Confused, which gave rise to what's since become his catchphrase.  Other shirts, such as "Leave It Like You Found It," were inspired by his off-screen life."'Leave It Like You Found It' -- that came from a guy I went to college with. He borrowed a lawn mower one time. He cleaned it, returned it with gas. And I was like [wow]...He was like, 'Hey man, leave it like you found it. Or a little better.'"A portion of the proceeds from sales of McConaughy's Just Keep Livin' clothing line will benefit his 's non-profit organization of the same name, which creates and supports after-school fitness and wellness programs in areas of need. McConaughey's mother, Mary Kathlene McCabe, joined her son at the launch.  Instead of talking clothes, however, she explained how she named her son."We were in the hospital and my husband and I could not agree on a name. And I said, 'I'll tell you what we're going to do. We're gonna go to the Bible.' And so we go to the New Testament, open it up, boom, there's Matthew, right there it was in front of me.""So I said, 'Okay, we're going to name him Matthew.' And that means gift of God. So he was a gift because I wasn't supposed to have any more children," she continued.McConaughey is the youngest of two siblings, Pat and Rooster.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kevin Dillon Hints at What to Expect from Drama in "Entourage"

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Kevin Dillon is back as the unlucky older brother, Johnny "Drama" Chase, in the film adaptation of the former HBO series Entourage. So what is Drama up to this time around?"I just finished up a movie that my brother directed. Vincent Chase directs me in a movie. And you know, I think I did maybe the best work I've ever done in my career," Dillon explained on Tuesday's Live with Kelly and Michael. "Johnny Drama feels like he's taking his acting to the next level. Unfortunately, the uppers don't agree with that and they want to cut me out of the movie so that's where we're at."Hard times are nothing new to Drama, who always finds himself playing second-fiddle to his younger, superstar brother, Vince, portrayed by Adrian Grenier. "It's tough to be Johnny Drama. He's always having a tough time with everything," Dillon said, before adding, "That's the greatest part about him too, is he just keeps getting back up. No matter what happens to him, he dusts himself off and keeps going. He will get down a little bit, but he keeps plugging along."Entourage, also starring Kevin Connolly as E, Jerry Ferrara as Turtle and Jeremy Piven as agent Ari Gold, hits theaters June 3.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Nick Cannon Says "America's Got Talent" Gets 'Extreme' for Its 10th Season

Eric Liebowitz/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The 10th anniversary season of NBC's America's Got Talent gets under way Tuesday night, and host Nick Cannon says this time around, you'll definitely see things you haven't seen before."I definitely say this each and every season, that this is the biggest and best season, but I’m so telling the truth about season 10 because this is the most extreme season," he tells ABC Radio.  "We did so many things that have never been done on the show before by focusing on extreme acts, and when we say extreme I mean everything from like Olympic activities to motocross to people blowing themselves up, setting themselves on fire. They’re really trying to take it to the line on season 10 and we had a lot of fun with it."Aside from featuring more "extreme" kinds of acts, Cannon reveals they've also stretched the meaning of "America" in the title of the show."Another thing that’s interesting about season 10 is that we’ve kind of gone outside of the idea of just America. We’ve opened our doors and allowed any international talent to come in and be the best talent in America so, a lot of times it’s always been, 'Well we want you to be from America,'" Cannon says.  "But I think this time we’ve taken some of the best talent from around the world and displayed it for America."When asked if there will be any kind of retrospective looking back at the past 10 years, Nick replies: "You know what, I didn’t think about that. It possibly may be towards once we get to the live shows at Radio City because I know they’re talking about bringing a lot of the winners back."Cannon, an all-around entertainer -- he acts, he sings, he does comedy -- revealed which of his particular talents he would show off if he were to audition for the show."I would wanna put my best foot forward. So the things that I’m probably the best at…Man, I mean, I’ve never seen anyone act on America’s Got Talent so I don’t think you can come and like perform a monologue or a scene, so it’d probably be stand-up comedy," he says.You can catch the 10th-season premiere of America's Got Talent at 8 p.m. ET. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"The Bachelorette" Recap: Kaitlyn Goes on Her First Dates

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Several men fought for the "Bachelorette's" love -- literally -- on Monday night's episode of the ABC series.For her first group date of the season, Kaitlyn Bristowe invited eight bachelors to a boxing gym, where they were trained by a team led by retired boxer Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Kupah appeared to be so focused on his training that Kaitlyn said she almost forgot he was on the date. We'll get back to Kupah in a little bit.The guys put their newfound skills to the test in a boxing tournament, which culminated with a match between Jared and Ben Z. in the finals. Jared was knocked down hard by Ben Z., and was checked out by a doctor afterward. He commented, "The room isn't spinning, but it's kind of wobbly."Jared was taken to the hospital, but he made a dramatic return later on, while Kaitlyn was getting better acquainted with the other seven men on the date. She received a cryptic note stating, "Come downstairs right now, I need to see you." The message turned out to be from Jared, who was waiting for her outside. She gave him a kiss, which may have helped him recover from his loss to Ben Z., at least until Ben Z. received the group date rose.Clint, an architectural engineer from Chicago, made a splash with Kaitlyn on their one-on-one date. They took part in an underwater photo shoot, which included some pics of the two kissing. Kaitlyn gave Clint a rose at the end of their date, and she declared to the cameras that he's "just a hunk of a man."Seven of the other bachelors were brought to a comedy club for the second one-on-one date. There, they met comedienne Amy Schumer, who helped them prepare for stand-up performances. Most of the men acquitted themselves well on stage, though Tony the healer rambled on about how grateful he was for the opportunity, and did not say anything particularly funny.Afterward, Kaitlyn had a nice makeout session with Joe, but opted to give the group date rose to JJ, citing his "soft, sensitive side."Kaitlyn's first real drama with a man this season came courtesy of Kupah, who believed she hadn't been paying enough attention to him. She was surprised, considering she felt the same about him during the group date at the boxing gym. Kaitlyn thought Kupah hadn't given the Bachelorette process a chance and was questioning her too much."To be honest I felt the connection until right now, and now I feel like we're on different pages," she told him.The rift between Kaitlyn and Kupah grew after he recounted their conversation to the other guys. She pulled him aside and informed him she was sending him home, before the rose ceremony. He protested, saying, "I think you're hot, I think you're sexy."Kaitlyn was not flattered. She quickly replied, "There's more to me than that."Kupah did not go quietly into the night. He was extremely agitated as the Bachelorette crew tried to conduct a post-elimination interview with him outside the mansion. Things became so heated that Kaitlyn stepped outside to intervene. We'll find out what happened next when a new episode of The Bachelorette airs next week.Monday night's episode also confirmed the rumors that the second "Bachelorette," Britt Nilsson, who was voted off the show by the men, is now dating Brady Toops. You'll recall that Brady quit the competition to follow his heart and chase after Britt.We saw footage of Brady showing up to Britt's room, eating ice cream with her in public, and just being romantic with her.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kelly Rutherford Granted Sole Temporary Custody of Her Two Children

Will Hart/NBC(NEW YORK) -- After six years in and out of court, one actress’ personal drama might be coming to an end.A California judge sided with Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford in a custody dispute on May 22, awarding her "sole and legal" temporary custody of her children, Hermes, 8, and Helena, 5, allowing her to retain their U.S. passports so they can return home from Europe, where they’ve been living with their German father and Rutherford’s ex, Daniel Giersch, since 2012.Rutherford filed for divorce in 2009 and the former couple was supposed to share custody of their children. But when Giersch was refused re-entry to the United States following a trip abroad, a judge ruled Hermes and Helena should reside in France with their father. Rutherford had to fly abroad to visit them.Rutherford wasn't accused of any wrongdoing. In fact, the judge agreed that Rutherford had been an excellent parent, but nevertheless felt that it would be in the "best interest" of the children for them to be in one place -- even if it was outside the United States -- rather than having them fly to see their father.“I know it’s not right. Parents know,” the actress told ABC News in April. “Everyone knows it’s not right.”But the 46-year-old mother says when she arrived in France on Thursday, Giersch would not allow her to see the kids until she handed over their passports, prompting her to ask a California court to intervene.Rutherford first took her case to federal court where her request to get her kids back was denied.She’s traveling to Monaco this week to retrieve her children, telling ABC News she is “optimistic that Mr. Giersch, after reviewing the order, will cooperate fully.”Her attorney adds, “Ms. Rutherford is grateful for the decision rendered by the California court and is looking forward to being reunited with her children. We are now focusing all of our energies on obtaining the return of the children from Mr. Giersch.Giersch has not returned ABC News’ request for a comment.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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"Lawrence of Arabia" Actor Omar Sharif Has Alzheimer's Disease, Agent Says

David M. Benett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in iconic films like Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, has Alzheimer’s disease, his agent confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Monday.Sharif’s London-based agent, Steve Kenis, said the 83-year-old was resting at his home in Egypt. No further details about his condition were given.The actor’s son, Tarek El-Sharif, first reported his father’s illness to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Saturday.The Egyptian-born Sharif received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia. It was his first English-speaking role. He played the title role in 1965’s Doctor Zhivago, and also starred opposite Barbra Streisand in 1968’s Funny Girl. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Game of Thrones" Showrunner Explains Most Recent Shocker

Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- SPOILERS AHEAD: Game of Thrones may have noticed that Sunday night's episode featured a scene that hasn't yet happened in the books.Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen finally came face-to-face.“Creatively it made sense to us, because we wanted it to happen. They’re two of the best characters of the show. To have them come so close together this season, then have them not meet felt incredibly frustrating," showrunner David Benioff told Entertainment Weekly. "Also, we’re on a relatively fast pace. We don’t want to do a 10-year adaptation of the books, we don’t want to do a nine-year adaptation. We’re not going to spend four seasons in Meereen. It’s time for these two to get together.""It’s hard to come up with a more eloquent explanation, but this just felt right," he continued. "[Varys] puts Tyrion’s mission out there [in the season premiere] and the mission ends in Meereen.”In the episode, the two characters meet in a pit, and will have their first conversation in next week's episode. Benioff said that some may find their meeting blasphemous, but he's "excited" about it."We can’t not do something because we’re afraid of the reaction," he said. "I like to think we’ve always done what’s in the best interest of the show and we hope most people agree.”Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ben Stiller Pays Tribute to His Late Mother, Anne Meara

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Veteran actress and comedian Anne Meara died Saturday at the age of 85.Just two days later, her son, Ben Stiller, thanked fans for their support."Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne," he tweeted Monday. "All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives."Meara's career spanned six decades and multiple platforms, though she's perhaps best known for her work on TV and radio. She was nominated for four Emmys and won a Writers Guild Award for co-writing the 1983 TV film The Other Woman.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jerry Stiller; two children, Ben and Amy; and grandchildren.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Tomorrowland" Wins Holiday Box Office Weekend

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Disney's latest film landed in first place during the four-day Memorial Day weekend.Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, earned an estimated 41.7 million dollars from Friday through Monday to debut in the top spot.The previous box office champ, Pitch Perfect 2, slipped to second place, collecting 38.5 million during the same time frame.The horror remake Poltergeist opened in fifth place, with 26.5 million.Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:1. Tomorrowland, $41.7 million2. Pitch Perfect 2, $38.5 million3. Mad Max: Fury Road, $32.1 million4. Avengers: Age of Ultron, $27.8 million5. Poltergeist, $26.5 million6. Hot Pursuit, $4.6 million7. Far From the Madding Crowd, $3 million8. Furious 7, $2.8 million9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, $2.5 million10. Home, $2.4 millionCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bill Murray Wants to Wish You "A Very Murray Christmas"

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has released a trailer for A Very Murray Christmas, its upcoming Christmas special starring Bill Murray set to debut in December.The 24-second trailer, which is clearly a nod to his role in Lost in Translation, features a signature shrug from the actor while he dons a pair of headband antlers and gazes glumly out a Carlyle Hotel window at the New York City skyline -- all set to a score of jazz piano.It's no coincidence that the trailer looks like the hit 2003 film. The special reunites the actor with Sofia Coppola, who last directed Murray in Lost in Translation, for which he earned his first Oscar nomination of his career.A Very Murray Christmas pays tribute to the classic variety show and features Murray as the host, according to Netflix.In the special, a snowstorm hits New York City and Murray worries that none of his guests will be able to make the trek, according to Netflix. But with a combination of divine luck and perseverance, he ends up partying the night away with countless A-list guests at The Carlyle Hotel.The cast of partiers includes highly notable names, including George Clooney, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Miley Cyrus, Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones and more.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blythe Danner Calls Criticisms of Gwyneth Paltrow 'Hurtful'

Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Blythe Danner doesn't go online. One reason? It would be tough for her to read criticisms of her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow."I don't like to read stuff. I don't even know what they write," she told Vulture. "I'm told, but it's hurtful to see things written about your baby."Danner added that she struggles with making "my brain and my fingers cooperate with the text. I'm just a mess."While she believes she belongs in "another era," she does break her self-imposed Internet ban to read Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop."I'm a devoted mother. That's the one thing I know how to do," she said. "She's a very bright, brilliant girl, my girl. She's really handled all of her life quite well. She's got a thick skin, which we all have to have in this business."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

TLC Pulls "19 Kids and Counting" in Wake of Josh Duggar Scandal

David Welker/TLC(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of Josh Duggar admitting that he inappropriately touched minors several years ago as a teenager, TLC has pulled the show in which he's featured with his large family, 19 Kids and Counting.In a statement to ABC News, the cable network said: "Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time."The firestorm started when In Touch magazine reported that Duggar was investigated in 2006 for alleged misconduct starting when he was 14 years old.Duggars' representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but in a statement first provided to People magazine and then posted to Facebook, Josh admitted, "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. ...I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged."Josh, now 27, admitted he told his family, including his wife Anna, of his actions and received counseling.People magazine added that Josh has now resigned from his position at the Family Research Council.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.