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Joe Giudice Opens Up About Prison Visits to See Teresa Giudice

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Joe Giudice is raising his four young daughters -- Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana -- while his wife, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa, finishes her tax fraud sentence at Danbury Federal Prison. The reality star recently revealed exactly what happens when he takes his daughters to visit their mother behind bars."We sit down and we talk," Joe told E! News. "There's a snack menu and venues or whatever that you buy from and the kids go crazy because it's like one big room there, so they got a little toy room but they get a little antsy, you know, the young ones." "It's kinda hard to like, talk to her, so the last 15 minutes, I just kinda send them on their way so can talk for a little bit and just hang out, me and her," he added.The reality star said that the prison visits typically last around three hours, and the kids have gotten used to it. Joe says the girls bring things to show their mother during the visit, such as letters, pictures and their homework."At the beginning it was hard," he said. "Now it's like kinda routine and they go just to see her, which makes her happy.""I have a harder time saying goodbye than they do," Joe continued. "Well, now it's, you know, better, but I mean...when you go to her in the beginning, it's rough, you know, watching her stay there. It sucks. But what are you gonna do? It's almost over, thank God."Joe also noted Teresa will occasionally want to pose for family photos in the federal prison. "She loves taking pictures, even in there," said Joe.Teresa is set to be released in December. Joe, who was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for the same crime, will begin his time behind bars after Teresa is released. Their sentences were staggered in the interest of the couple's children.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Says She'll Have Heart Surgery

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Although her mini-stroke disqualified her from further competition on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Kim Zolciak-Biermann has said she's thankful it revealed she had a small hole in her hear. The Don't Be Tardy star is also going to undergo surgery to correct it. "I have one of the top cardiologists in the country, who's amazing," Zolciak told E! News of the already scheduled surgery. "Anything that has to do with you heart and brain is pretty scary, but heck, I've been through it. I'm OK."The reality star was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars September 29 after suffering a transient ischemic attack, or TIA,  five days earlier that put her in the hospital for two days.Zolciak-Biermann also revealed the condition runs in her family. "My aunt also has the same exact thing with the exact same story at the exact same age, which is crazy," she explained.The mother of six, who gathered more than 200,000 signatures on a petition to bring her and her partner back to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, will eventually return. She's set to appear on the series' season finale, though there's no word yet if she'll dance.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Real Housewives" Star Yolanda Foster Says Kids Also Diagnosed with Lyme Disease

Charles Sykes/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Yolanda Foster, star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has been open about her battle with Lyme disease, posting pictures throughout her struggle with it. Now the mother of two is talking about her teenage children, who have also been diagnosed with the chronic illness."When my two youngest children, Bella [age 18] and Anwar [16], were diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in early 2012, watching my babies struggle in silence in order to support me in my journey, struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me," Foster said at the Global Lyme Alliance gala, according to People magazine.Bella Hadid is a model and the rumored girlfriend of R&B singer The Weeknd.Foster has been battling the disease for three years now and received an honor at the gala.  "This award is for Anwar and Bella," she said. "This is my token and my promise to you that I will not allow you to live a life of pain and suffering. I will walk to the end of the earth to find a cure so that you can live a healthy life that you deserve."Foster, who's married to acclaimed musician David Foster, also touched on how the disease affected her family's quality of life."I am so sorry for all the important things I have missed in your life these past four years," she said. "All three of my children really got short-changed with a dumb blonde in the white robe, that mostly lives her life in bed. ...I did turn into a professional social media stalker, though -- liking every Twitter and Instagram you have ever posted, just to let you know that I was watching you from afar."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

John Goodman Shows Off Dramatic Weight Loss at London's "Trumbo" Premiere

Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LONDON) -- John Goodman showed off some dramatic weight loss Thursday night at the London premiere of his new movie Trumbo.The 63-year-old actor has spoken in the past about his struggles with weight, saying he once topped 400 pounds. His rep told ABC News Goodman's weight loss is due to basic exercise and diet, which the actor's focusing on now.This isn't the first time Goodman has slimmed down: in 2010, he lost more than 100 pounds. "I wanted to live life better," he told People magazine at the time, adding that he quit drinking and worked out six days a week. He also told David Letterman during that time that he knows his weight will be an ongoing battle and that "I'm not gonna look like Paris Hilton or anything."Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, is out Nov. 6.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Justin Bieber's Lawyers Threaten to Sue over Nude Pics

Peter Yang(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber's not happy about nude photos of him that have been turning up on various media outlets, and he's decided to take action.Lawyers for the 21-year-old "What Do You Mean" singer have fired off a cease-and-desist letter to New York's Daily News, which published the nude photos Wednesday showing the pop star on vacation in Bora Bora. Bieber's legal representatives are calling on the paper to remove the pics from its site or else face a lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The letter, obtained by the entertainment industry trade publication, was sent shortly after the photos were published, demanding compliance within 12 hours of receipt."We recently became informed that your company has obtained and is distributing unauthorized photographs of our Client including images showing him without clothing," reads the letter.Bieber's legal team states the publication of the photos represents a violation of the singer's publicity and privacy rights and, according to the letter, infringe on the singer's trademarks.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jack Black Reveals Dark Past, Drug Abuse in New Interview

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Jack Black has built a career on making people laugh, but in the latest edition of Parade magazine, he reveals that his childhood was anything but happy.The 46-year-old actor's parents divorced when he was just 10 years old, he tells the magazine, adding the turmoil he experienced during that period led to a number of problems, including substance abuse.“I was having a lot of troubles with cocaine...I was hanging out with some pretty rough characters. I was scared to go to school [because] one of them wanted to kill me. I wanted to get out of there,” he recalls.Adding to the pain of his parents' divorce was the death of his older brother from AIDS in 1989. “I have two gay siblings: my big sister, Rachel, and my big brother, Howard,” he tells the magazine. “He was a big influence on me. He took me to my first rock concert. I was 11; he was 23. He was so vibrant, creative, amazing. He shaped my taste in music.""[Death] didn’t happen quickly," adds Black. "We all saw the deterioration. He was only 31. So very young. We were robbed of something precious. It was devastating. It was hard for all of us, but it was hardest for my mom when we lost Howard. She’s never really recovered.”Perhaps Black's dark past shaped his performance in the upcoming film Goosebumps, telling Parade, “[It's] a really fun role. It’s about forgiveness and not letting your rage and thirst for revenge control you, but it’s also about how some of those darker emotions can be used to create great masterworks. I play a guy with a dark past and a brilliant mind, wrestling with his own demons, literally.”The School of Rock star's past has also kept him devoted to his wife of nearly 10 years, Tanya Haden, and their two sons, Samuel, nine, and Thomas, seven.“Sometimes I think maybe I’m a little bit of a helicopter dad hovering above my kids and making sure that they never are in harm’s way,” he admits. “But losing a family member is the worst thing I could imagine.”In Goosebumps, opening nationwide October 16, Black plays R.L. Stine, a fictionalized version of the real-life writer of popular children’s books, whose frightening monsters from his dark imagination are accidentally “released” from his books and run amok, terrorizing the town.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

What Did Kourtney Kardashian's Ex Think of Her Nude Photo Shoot?

Timothy White/ E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may have broken up, but apparently he's still a fan of his ex.Scott responded to a nude photo spread of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star in Vanity Fair with anInstagram post on Thursday that featured one of the photos, along with the caption, "Now that's 1 hot mama."According to E! News, the response confused fans, who posted comments like, "Are they back together? I thought that Scott was with someone else," and "Hope she's not taking you back."Kourtney, 36, shared the same sexy nude photo via Instagram on Wednesday, directing fans to the Vanity Fair website to see more images and to read about them.Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on E!Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Release Dates Set for "Ant-Man," "Pixar" Sequels

Buena VistaAnt-Man is getting bigger.Marvel on Thursday announced a sequel to its summer hit Ant-Man. Ant-Man and the Wasp will open July 6, 2018.Marvel didn't specify whether Paul Rudd will reprise his role of Scott Lang/Ant-Man for the follow-up, but it's a safe bet that he will. He will appear in character in next year's Captain America: Civil War.Evangeline Lilly played the Wasp in the original Ant-Man, which earned more than 400 million dollars at the worldwide box office earlier this year. Marvel notes the sequel will be its first film named after its heroine.In light of the Ant-Man sequel, Marvel has shifted a few other superhero movie dates. Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, will debut February 16, 2018, and Captain Marvel will hit theaters March 8, 2019.Furthermore, three untitled Marvel films are coming in 2020.Also on Thursday, Disney, the parent company of Marvel and ABC News, announced release dates for a couple of animated Pixar sequels, including Cars 3, which will open June 16, 2017. Toy Story 4 had been scheduled to debut on that date; it will now arrive a year later, on June 15, 2018.In addition, The Incredibles 2 will be released on June 21, 2019.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Did New York Comic Con Kick Off with a "Game of Thrones" Spoiler?

Helen Sloan/HBO(NEW YORK) -- New York Comic Con blasted off at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the Big Apple on Thursday, and for the next three days, fanboys and fangirls of every stripe will be up to their rubber Spock ears in games, gear, and gobs of news about their favorite movies and TV shows. On the first day of NYCC, the most anticipated celebrity panel was for the HBO hit Game of Thrones, and it was there that one of the cast members might have let slip a spoiler on the fate of Jon Snow, who as far as fans know (SPOILER ALERT!) apparently didn't survive the last season's finale.When the three actors on the panel were asked which character they would like to do a scene with, Keisha Castle-Hughes answered "Jon Snow." Was that a spoiler? Is Snow in fact still alive? It will be months before we know, but it's clear what the fans want: When actor Finn Jones asked the room which character they want to see resurrected, and the fans erupted, "John Snow!"Silicon Valley star TJ Miller, who will be seen next year in the eagerly anticipated Deadpool film, summed up annual festival smartly: "You can really be a weirdo here and not have anyone give you a second look, which is really great."The convention runs till Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to turn out for the sold-out event.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Jane the Virgin Star" Gushes About Britney Spears' Guest Stint

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSIt seems Britney Spears was a hit with the cast of The CW’s Jane the Virgin. The show’s star Gina Rodriguez tells HuffPost Live what it was like working with the pop star."She is so incredible,” Gina says. “You can tell she just wanted to be there. 'Cause she was light, and love and giving, and it's a great episode. It's so good."She says Britney got to show off her sense of humor in the role, and held her own with the other actors. "I mean, you can tell she's got comedy chops. Like nobody's business," Gina says.The two even got to dance together in one scene. "I won't even tell you why or in what capacity … I'm just a better person because of it," Gina says.On Monday, Gina posted a goofy selfie of her and Brit, and says she still can’t stop looking at it. "I swear I go back to that freaking picture so often 'cause I'm like, ‘This happened!'" she says.Britney will be guest starring on an episode of season two as the “nemesis” of Rogelio de la Vega, who plays Jane’s biological father on the show. Jane the Virgin’s second season premieres October 12 at 9 p.m. on The CW.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Pan" Opens Nationwide Friday

Laurie Sparham/Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- Peter Pan flies into theaters once again on Friday in a new origin story, Pan.Australian newcomer Levi Miller plays Peter, an orphan who's whisked away to Neverland. Hugh Jackman co-stars as the villainous Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund is Hook, and Rooney Mara plays Tiger Lily.Pan, the only movie debuting in wide release this weekend, is rated PG.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Scandal" Recap: A White House Divided Cannot Stand

ABC/John Fleenor(NEW YORK) -- On Thursday's episode of Scandal, the White House tried to cover up President Fitzgerald Grant's affair with Olivia Pope, but it was too late because Liv had already outed herself to the press.Too bad Fitz and first lady Mellie Grant were in the middle of an interview, claiming their relationship was stronger than ever. Press Secretary Abby Whelan -- in true Olivia Pope fashion -- shut down the interview, pretending there was a security issue at the White House.Back in the Oval Office, Fitz, Liv, Abby and Chief of Staff Elizabeth North tried to decide a course of action. Either Fitz and Mellie would pretend they're back together or the White House would paint Olivia "as the trashy hooker." Fitz didn't like that idea so instead he tried to negotiate with Mellie in order for her to agree to do the interview.Fitz would soon learn how hard that was to do, as Mellie called former Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene. Cyrus asked Mellie what exactly she wanted: "I want to destroy Olivia Pope," she told him. "I want the Oval."Meanwhile, Abby was furious at Liv, her best friend. "You lied right to my face and then I had to get up on that podium and be humiliated in front of all my peers. I could've turned off the cameras," Abby said. "You didn't think I'd be good enough at my job to handle it." Liv later apologized for lying and explained, "This is new for me." Abby accepted her apology, saying, "I learned all my moves from the best in the business."Back in the White House, Liv was having second thoughts, so of course she called her former flame, Jake Ballard. "I think I made a mistake," she told him. Jake, being the ever-present backup boyfriend, told her, "Just say the word and I'm there."Negotiations were still heating up and Fitz agreed to give Mellie his support when she ran for president, attending six campaign stops. He even agreed to not give Liv his last name. But she still didn't take the deal. Fitz, thinking he could fix this, apologized out on the balcony. "I didn't always say thank you but deep down I know how I got here," he told his estranged wife. "I'm sorry." But just when Fitz thought his apology worked, Mellie backed out of the interview, leaving the White House with Cyrus. So Abby had to do what Olivia would've done -- throw Olivia under the bus. Although Fitz was upset, Liv said, "Watch me choose you!" Back at Olivia Pope & Associates, Jake noticed that the Louvre Museum in Paris was burning so he went to see Olivia's father, the former head of secret spy agency B613, in jail to let him know. Something's up...but what exactly is it? Is the U.S. under a security threat?Find out next week when Scandal returns Thursday on ABC at 9 p.m. Eastern.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Empire's" Ratings Fall Third Straight Week, Still Leading

Chuck Hodes/FOX(NEW YORK) -- For the third straight week, the ratings for Fox's hit hip-hop musical, Empire, have fallen.According to The Wrap, the third episode of the Taraji P. Henson-led series had a 5.0 rating for adults between the ages of 18 to 49 with just under 13 million viewers tuning it.That's a drop of eight percent from the week before when the show nabbed 13.7 million viewers.Regardless, Empire continues to lead in the ratings for Wednesday night primetime programming.The series, created by Lee Daniels, airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ashley Benson Apologizes for Cecil the Lion Costume Mix Up

ABC Family/Andrew Eccles(LOS ANGELES) -- Ashley Benson is apologizing for the Halloween costume mix up she said her social media team made on Wednesday.An Instagram posted from Wednesday showed Benson wearing a costume, which originally said it was Cecil the Lion. It was later changed to "Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this lion costume? @yandy #thanksyandy #halloweencostume." A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:57pm PDTBenson didn't take the updated post down, which raised some eyebrows, but Thursday she's explaining why."Yesterday's post was in poor taste and I absolutely regret all of the hurt that photo caused," she wrote. "The caption that was posted was incorrect and my costume was not Cecil the Lion, when I saw that, I contacted my management who handled the post and had it immediately changed."She added that she is responsible for her social media and alluded to the fact that the picture was part of a deal with Yandy, a "sexy costumes, swimwear, clothing, and more" store, according to its Instagram page."I am a supporter of Animal conservation and I will be donating all the proceeds of this deal to the World Wildlife Fund," she added. A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on Oct 7, 2015 at 5:13pm PDTCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Quvenzhane Wallis Nabs Four-Book Deal Reportedly Worth Six Figures

Fox Searchlight(NEW YORK) --  Twelve-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis already has an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.  Now she can author to that list.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the young Beasts of the Southern Wild and Annie actress has secured a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. A source told the magazine the deal is worth six figures.The untitled children's book series is based on Wallis' life. The main character, dubbed Shai Williams, is a third grader along with being an aspiring star both on and off the stage. The series will follow Williams as she attends an award show with her mom."Reading is very important," Wallis said in a statement. "It allows people to form a visual experience in their minds of what is going on in the story. I hope all readers enjoy using their imaginations along with me and take a journey into my books."The first book in the series will debut January 2017. A second book, along with a picture book, will hit bookshelves fall 2017, while the third book in the series will debut summer 2018.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jennie Garth Reveals Downside of Starring on "Beverly Hills, 90210"

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Jennie Garth became a household name almost overnight after Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered in 1990. Today, the actress said starring in one of the biggest shows on TV had a profound effect on her life during her precious teenage years, and forced her into adulthood too quickly."Everything that I had known before [was] replaced by my new life: working very extensive hours, managing having a house of my own and all that goes with that, dealing with money and all the complications of having it," Garth told ABC News. "I was thrown into a grown-up world that I really wasn’t equipped to handle quite yet.""I was so young and green, I didn’t even know what a major project was or what it meant to be signing on for something like this and the possible impact it would have on my life," she continued. "I don’t think you have that mental capacity to think about the possible outcome at that age, so I was just thrilled to be doing something that seemed fun."On the other hand, Garth said she was "'living the dream,' so how could I complain? [But] people looked at me differently, even some family members. People treated me differently. It was a head trip for sure. I honestly just didn’t know what was happening, or have any idea of changing the course."Garth, now 43, played popular teenager Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills 90210 for its entire 10-year run.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Review: "Pan" (PG)

Courtesy of Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- I went to see a Joe Wright movie and a Baz Luhrmann film broke out.  Or at least something that wanted to be a Baz Luhrmann movie, very badly.With Pan, director Wright’s attempting to tell an origin story – that of Peter Pan. Since it’s the world of Peter Pan, anything is possible and that’s exactly how Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie wanted it.  So, perhaps in the spirit of Barrie, Wright lets his imagination run wild.  The results are far more bizarre than entertaining.Pan starts out promising, even touching.  On a cool evening in pre-WWII London, a striking blonde woman with a porcelain complexion begrudgingly leaves her baby boy on the dark alley doorstep of an orphanage. It’s an emotionally-charged, beautifully rendered scene that has you believing you might be in for a special experience.Cut to a few years later.  It’s World War II and Peter (12-year-old Levi Miller) is still living in the orphanage run by an evil, obese, junk-food-hoarding nun who, naturally, hates him.  But in no time, Peter and many of his fellow orphans are kidnapped by pirates in a flying ship – one that’s perfectly visible to all of London and the RAF -- and whisked off to Neverland, where they’re  greeted by what seems like thousands of Lost Boys singing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (very Baz Luhrmann-esque).Congratulations to Wright for thinking out of the box here but, to paraphrase an old saying, “Nirvana is Nirvana and Neverland is Neverland, and never the twain shall meet.” To be fair to Wright and screenwriter Jason Fuchs, the flying ship escapes into some sort of space-time continuum thingy to get to Neverland, which sort of explains the completely incongruous nature of placing a song written in 1991 in a movie that takes place during WWII.Then Hugh Jackman’s Blackbeard arrives to lead the chorus. He’s a combination of Flash Gordon’s Ming the Merciless, The Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars, Count Rugen from The Princess Bride, and Dora the Explorer. Actually, he’s nothing like Dora the Explorer, but you’ve gotta love Hugh Jackman. His commitment to the character, the dialog and the role, as one would expect, is fantastic.  Unfortunately, in this case, he’s committing to a character, dialog and role that lack originality and sometimes simply don’t make sense.We also meet John Hook (Garrett Hedlund), a handsome yet selfish rapscallion who uses Peter to escape Neverland.  Later, we meet Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara), who will attempt to help Peter find his mother and, perhaps, discover who he really is.  Hedlund proves here he’d probably make a terrific Indiana Jones. Mara proves she deserves better.Pan is an aesthetically pleasing yet misguided attempt to give us Peter Pan’s backstory.  All the key players in this movie are unquestionably talented, but they’re part of something that feels like a blatant and somewhat desperate attempt to be something it’s not: a movie that captures the imagination and ignites a franchise. Instead, it’s a menagerie of uninspired whimsy that doesn’t seem particularly well thought-out. If you want to see a far more imaginative and entertaining backstory of Peter Pan, head to New York and check out the musical Finding Neverland.Two-and-a-half out of five stars.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Joe Guidice Says with Wife Theresa Behind Bars 'I'm Like the Cheer Mom'

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- While his wife, Teresa Giudice, is finishing her prison term, Joe said he's had to adapt to care for their four young daughters."I've always been a father," he told E! News. "I've always done everything but Teresa did all the driving around, running around, paying for everything and doing all this and doing all that. I never knew how many expenses there are just in the activities.""Damn, cheer's expensive. Damn, soccer's expensive. Everything's expensive, but I enjoy it," Joe continued. "It's fun watching them and they did really good."Teresa reported to prison in Danbury, Connecticut in January after pleading guilty to tax fraud. Joe was also sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars, and will begin serving that sentence when his wife is freed.  He also faces possible deportation back to his native Italy when his sentence is served.Joe said he now enjoys being a more stay-at-home dad. "I'm like the mom. I'm like the cheer mom and whatever," he quipped.The reality star admitted he has help in his eldest daughter, 14-year-old Gia. She "is very mature for her age, which is good," Joe said. "So is [11-year-old] Gabriella actually...having them two around was a big help."We'll see how the Giudice family is coping when Bravo airs their three-part special, Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In, premiering Sunday, October 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Taylor Swift Shares Lesson Learned from Nicki Minaj Feud

Image Group LA/ABC(LONDON) -- Earlier this year, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj clashed on Twitter after Taylor thought that Nicki had taken a shot at her personally when Nicki  complained about not being nominated for an MTV VMA.  Taylor says that mess inspired her to change her behavior.Speaking to Britain's NME, Taylor explains, "I don't want to talk about it. But I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone's management, I get their number and I text them. It's an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015."Taylor also talks with NME about finally becoming friends with Kanye West and putting their MTV VMA infamous 2009 incident behind them, when Kayne took the stage and interrupted Taylor's acceptance speech."Me and Kanye are on such good terms now, six years later," says Swift. "It took a while."  Taylor says Kanye's actually gotten to the point where he admits his mistakes.  Case in point: his railing against the Grammys this past year when alt-rocker Beck, and not Beyonce, won Album of the Year."I was at dinner with Kanye a week after the Grammys," Taylor reveals. "He stops what he's saying and he goes, ‘What is this song? I need to listen to this every day.’ I said, ‘It's Beck, it's on an album calledMorning Phase, I think you've heard of it…’ We just burst out laughing. And he says, ‘Hey, sometimes I'm wrong.’"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Matt Bomer Says Yes, He Gets Really Naked While Filming "American Horror Story:

Suzanne Tenner/FX(LOS ANGELES) -- If you saw the first episode of American Horror Story: Hotel, which aired Wednesday, then you saw a bloody sex scene starring Magic Mike star Matt Bomer and Lady Gaga.If you haven't caught it yet, Bomer said on Thursday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "you see more of me in the first episode of this than you see in the first two Magic Mikes combined."So how exactly did they pull off the graphic scene on set?"We were also covered in blood so they just threw a plastic tarp over us," Bomer explained. "It was a four-way, by the way -- in case you didn't see it -- so here were the four of us with just a plastic tarp over us, making small talk until they called, 'OK! Rolling!' and they just whipped this tarp off of us. And we'd be like, 'All right. Back in it! Let's go!'"Bomer said Gaga invited him over her house before they started filming, so that creating the sex scene wouldn't be awkward. In fact, it was pretty easy working with the pop star, he said."Stephanie -- which is what I call her because it makes me let go of the whole mythos of Lady Gaga, who I'm a huge fan of and just relate to her as an actress -- is so intelligent and gracious and down-to-earth," Bomer said.American Horror Story: Hotel airs on FX Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Straight Outta Compton" Director F. Gary Gray Confirms He's Directing "Furious

Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- F. Gary Gray confirmed Thursday that he'll be directing the next installment in the Fast & Furiousfranchise, Furious 8.The Straight Outta Compton director tweeted: "Cant ask for better partners than Vin, Neal & Universal. Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga." Although it was previously reported that star and producer Vin Diesel wanted to direct himself, it seems Universal chose Gray after the star and the director met, Deadline reports.It's no surprise that Gray, who has directed Friday and The Italian Job, was tapped for the job as his latest film, Compton was critically acclaimed and also raked in more than $200 million at the box office worldwide.The entire cast of Furious 7 minus the late Paul Walker reportedly is on board for the next film, which will begin production in April 2016.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann on "Dancing with the Stars" Elimination: 'It Was a Blessing

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Just two weeks after experiencing a mini-stroke, reality TV star Kim Zolciak-Biermann is opening up about the frightening ordeal that forced her to withdraw from ABC's Dancing with the Stars."I'm feeling great," Zolciak-Biermann said Thursday on Good Morning America. "On the whole flight I was nervous, but I feel great."Zolciak-Biermann was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars September 29 after suffering a mini-stroke five days earlier that put her in the hospital for two days."It was a blessing in disguise," the Don't Be Tardy star said, explaining that the incident revealed she has a hole in her heart that led to the mini-stroke."I was born with it and it never closed," Zolciak-Biermann said. "That's what caused it basically. Because the blood clot was able to cross over through the hole. Whereas most people don't have that and it's not able to do that."Some detractors thought she had faked her injury. Zolciak-Biermann  pushed back against those critics."I think it's sick that somebody would ever think that and some of the people that have said that, it just shows me their mentality," she said. "I don't think that many people would really fake a stroke. Especially since I love Dancing with the Stars. It's been one of the best experiences of my life. It's been very difficult for me to not be on the show."Zolciak-Biermann said she felt it was unfair she never got a second change to compete, even after her fans rallied and gathered more than 200,000 signatures on a petition to bring her and her partner back."I was able to dance. I just couldn't fly," she said. "I feel like they could've done something via satellite. They've made exceptions in the past.""I tried to kind of get an answer because I really do love the show," Zolciak-Biermann continued. "I love everybody. The producers, the casting directors, they all kind of fought for me, but when it came down to it it was the lawyers that made the final decision."As for what's next for Zolciak-Biermann, she said she's looking forward to performing on the finale ofDWTS. "I'm not sure what they're going to have me doing," she said. "I don't care. I'm just so excited to be there."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kate Hudson Flaunts Abs While Showing Off Athletic Clothing Line

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Kate Hudson works hard for her body and she's not afraid to show it.The A-list actress flaunted her abs while offering a sneak peek at some new items in her athletic clothing line."This little bra and boyshort with little tiny hearts all over it," she wrote on Instagram Tuesday. "@Fabletics #SneakPeek #ValentinesDay2016 #Fabletics." A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on Oct 6, 2015 at 4:38pm PDT Fabletics is a stylish athletic wear line co-founded by Hudson. There's also a men's line, FL2.The 36-year-old mother of two stays fit by doing a variety of cardio and yoga."It just depends on if I have time to workout and what my mood is," she told Harper's Bazaarearlier this year. "Like sometimes, I'll just want to stretch and do more of a hot yoga-type situation, sometimes I want to sweat it out and do more cardio, spinning. But my go-to's are Brazilian Butt Lifts -- it's just really, really concentrating on your core and your butt -- and Pilates."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bryan Cranston Stars in New Online Series "SuperMansion"

Lewis Jacobs/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Bryan Cranston returns to TV Thursday...kind of.The Emmy-winning Breaking Bad actor plays a past-his-prime, stop-motion superhero in the new Crackle series SuperMansion.So what's the show about? "It's kind of a house of misfits also who happen to be superheroes," Cranston tells ABC Radio. "And I thought, that's a really interesting concept."Cranston says the show is not just about adventures, but also about the superheroes living everyday lives."We're going to discover how they divvy up the chores in the house and who goes shopping," he explains.The cast also includes Seth Green, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell and Chris Pine.The first three episodes of SuperMansion will debut on Crackle Thursday.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

Nathaniel Chadwick/NBC(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) -- A judge has determined Bill Cosby should face a deposition this week in connection with one of the sex assault cases against him.Cosby's lawyers had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but that was denied by a California state judge in Santa Monica on Wednesday. As a result, the videotaped deposition set for Friday is still on.Cosby will have to answer questions under oath about claims from Judy Huth, who says the actor and comedian sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s, when she was 15.The judge did order the deposition be sealed until at least December.Earlier this week, model Chloe Goins, who has accused Cosby of drugging and abusing her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion in 2008, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, seeking punitive damages.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rick Moranis Explains Why He Won't Appear in "Ghostbusters" Reboot

Sony(LOS ANGELES) -- Don’t count on Rick Moranis making a cameo in the all-female  Ghostbusters movie.The 62-year-old actor, who played accountant Louis Tully in the two Ghostbusters films released in the 1980s, will not be joining his old co-stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver in the reboot. He turned down an offer to make an appearance."I hope it's terrific," he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?"Moranis, who went on an extended hiatus from acting following the death of his wife Ann in 1997 to focus on raising their two children, says he's "picky" about the projects he chooses to work on. "Picky has worked for me," he adds.Aside from Ghostbusters, Moranis' credits include Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; The Flintstones; Little Shop ofHorrors; and Strange Brew.Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will star in the new Ghostbusters, which will open next July.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Daniel Craig: I'd Rather Slash My Wrists than Play Bond Again

Sony / Columbia(LONDON) -- It sounds like Daniel Craig has had his fill of playing Bond...James Bond.In an interview with Time Out London, the British actor strongly implies he will relinquish the role following the release of the upcoming Bond flick, Spectre.When asked if he can imagine starring in another Bond movie, Craig replies, "Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on."To emphasize the point, he later states, "If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money."Craig doesn't care who replaces him as 007, either. He says, "Look, I don’t give a f***. Good luck to them!""All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better," he continues. "Make it better, that’s all."Craig does have some advice for any actor who's offered the chance to become the next James Bond: "Firstly, it’s your decision. Don’t listen to anybody else. Well, do listen to everybody, but you have to make the choice at the end of the day. It’s your bed to lie on."And don’t be s***!" he warns. "Don’t be s***. You’ve got to step up. People do not make movies like this anymore. This is really rare now. So don’t be s***."Craig has played Bond in four movies, including Spectre, which opens November 6.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Nashville" Recap: How Can I Help You Say Goodbye

ABC/Mark Levine(NASHVILLE) -- On Wednesday's Nashville, Scarlett O'Conner made the decision to take her mother, Beverly, off life support, which didn't sit well with Beverly's brother -- Scarlett's uncle Deacon Claybourne. Scarlett was in the room alone as Beverly died at the end of the episode. Deacon chose to grieve alone in the bedroom he had set up for Beverly to come home to after she got better.Juliette Barnes continued her hard-partying ways on the road as her husband, Avery Barkley, started divorce proceedings back home in Nashville. Juliette's tour mate, Luke Wheeler, gave her a cautionary tale about abandoning his wife and kids for life as a country star. It didn't seem to work, though. Juliette was downing champagne with a friend right after that pep talk.Will Lexington faced heat from some gay members of the Nashville music community for not doing more with his status as an out country singer. Will's boyfriend, songwriter Kevin Bicks, backed them up but understood when Will said he needed more time to adjust to being an out gay man.Mayor Teddy Conrad came clean to his daughters, Maddie and Daphne, about embezzling money from the government. He decided to plead guilty to the charges and will most likely spend several years behind bars.Nashville returns next Wednesday night on ABC.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Empire" Recap: Empire vs. Lyon Dynasty

Chuck Hodes/FOX(NEW YORK) -- On Wednesday's episode of Empire, Lucious Lyon left jail thanks to his crafty lawyer, and his first order of business was trying to dismantle Cookie's new record label, Lyon Dynasty. Before he does that, however, he explained why he called his entire family to his house for dinner."I want you guys to eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we war," he said.Later, while Hakeem gave an interview with Sway to promote the album he leaked, he also got ahead of himself and promoted Lyon Dynasty's first artist -- a Latina girl group named Mirage à Trois. Hakeem promised to bring them by the radio station later this week. Too bad they didn't have a single, which led to Hakeem and Cookie butting heads in the studio to produce a radio-friendly track. Across town, Dre was still trying to get his job back at Empire Records and it was clear he was ready to do anything. Cookie told him to use the fact that his wife, Rhonda, was expecting their first child to butter Lucious up. Still, when he finally told his father the good news, he didn't react like he thought he would -- instead he asked his son if he thought about the child's mental health."It doesn't run in my family," Dre shot back, clearly unaware that Lucious' mother also suffered from bipolar disorder.Will Lucious ever tell Dre the truth about the fact that bipolar disorder runs in their family? Back in the studio, Jamal just threw out the umpteenth producer. Clearly, he was having a creative road block. Becky knew what the issue was: "Call her.""Who?" Jamal asked. "Cookie," she replied. There's no word if the two will ever get back in the studio together, especially now that Mirage à Trois was ready for their debut. But when they went to Sway to unveil their new hit, the lead singer Valentina -- played by real-life artist Becky G -- was late. Lucious strolled in not only to let them know he had bought the radio station -- a great idea from his son, Andre -- but that he had stolen their lead singer for his own label.Checkmate. Your move, Cookie!Empire returns next Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance" Recap: Peih-Gee Law Is Eliminated

Monty Brinton/CBS(NEW YORK) -- On Wednesday’s episode of Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance, a switcheroo between the tribes led to a surprising twist.The castaways swapped tribes, with six ending up on the Bayon camp; six at the Ta Keo camp; and six forming the new Angkor tribe, where despite being outnumbered, former Bayou members Andrew Savage and Tasha Fox ended up gaining control, convincing all four of the former Ta Keo players -- Jeff Varner, Woo Hwang, Abi-Maria Gomes and Peih-Gee Law -- to vote against one of their own.For the immunity challenge, each tribe pushed a cart through an obstacle course, retrieved a key which they used to unlock a chest, then put it on the cart and move on. Once they collected all three chests, they had to disassemble the cart, slide it through a barricade, put it back together and make their way to the end. Two tribe members then used the pieces in the chest to assemble a giant puzzle. Ta Keo and Bayon won immunity.The shocking twist was set into motion when Jeff sent a signal to former teammate Kelly Wiglesworth after losing the challenge and was busted by Tasha. Varner went on to reveal some of the team’s private deals, upsetting his former Ta Keo members. It set off a chain of events that would eventually lead to Abi-Maria and Peih-Gee campaigning to vote each other out.At the tribal council, Peih-Gee, in a last-ditch effort to stave off elimination, tried to convince the tribe they could trust her word, declaring, “I’m steady. I’m loyal.” The pitch wasn’t good enough, and she was voted off the island.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Disney Unveils New Princess Moana

Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- Meet the newest Disney princess. Moana will make her debut in a movie of the same name that hits theaters next year."[It's] a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest," Disney said in a statement. "During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds."Newcomer Auli'i Cravalho, a native Hawaiian, will voice Moana, while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will provide the vocals for Maui."Moana is such an amazing character," Cravalho told People magazine. "She’s brave, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to get it, and I think that’s something that I can relate to as well. I just love watching how she goes along in this wonderful movie and grows as a person and helps her culture along the way."Moana will surf into theaters November 23, 2016Disney is the parent company of ABC News.  Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Celebrities Get New Pro Partners During "Dancing with the Stars'" Switch-Up Week

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Switch-Up Week is back on Dancing with the Stars with the celebrities getting new dance partners in the ballroom.Vine star Hayes Grier, who is partnered with Emma Slater told People magazine that he is "excited and terrified" of dancing with someone new. But he won't have a choice.The magazine revealed Wednesday just who Grier, and the other eight contestants, will now be paired with -- just for the week -- during the competition:Grier is now paired with Allison HolkerAlek Skarlatos is now paired with SlaterBindi Irwin is now paired with Val ChmerkovskiyTamar Braxton is now paired with Louis van AmstelPaula Deen is now paired with Mark BallasAlexa PenaVega is now paired with Derek HoughCarlos PenaVega is now paired with Lindsay ArnoldAndy Grammer is now paired with Sharna BurgessNick Carter is now paired with Witney CarsonWe'll see just how the celebs do with their new partners when Dancing with the Stars returns Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Former bad boy of the ballroom Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return to the competition to serve on the judge's panel. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Empire" Star Grace Gealey Finally Confirms Engagement to Co-Star Trai Byers

Michael Lavine/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Two months after reports surfaced that two stars of the hit Fox series Empire --  Trai Byers and Grace Gealey -- got engaged, the actress finally confirmed the news on Tyra Banks' new syndicated talk show, FABLife."I'm engaged," she told Banks and the other panelists during Tuesday's episode, to applause.Gealey also explained why her relationship with Byers works, even on set. "I think that if you do get involved... at your workplace, you have to know that this is something that you want to be invested in and this is not something that is frivolous and fleeting," she said. "And to have the maturity to know that if this doesn't work out, you're not going to throw staplers at the other person."If Gealey and Byers do get into a squabble, it'll be on camera: Byers plays the eldest son of the Lyon family, while Gealey portrays the ex-girlfriend of Terrence Howard's label head, Lucious Lyon.Back in July, People magazine reported Gealey and Byers were headed down the aisle.Empire airs Wednesday nights on Fox at 9 p.m. Eastern.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.