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Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn Take Part in Chicago Polar Plunge for Charity


Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Pop star Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn took a cold dip in Lake Michigan in Chicago on Sunday for a worthy cause.They both took part in the Chicago Polar Plunge, along with more than 4,500 others, as part of a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.When asked prior to his plunge what his approach would be, Vaughn, who's from nearby Lake Forest, answered, "I have not given it too much thought. My thought process was, 'I think it's going to be cold.'"Vaughn wore a Chicago Blackhawks jersey for the occasion.Gaga jumped into the 32-degree water with her fiancé, Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Are Kendall and Kylie Jenner Getting Their Own Reality Show Spin-Off?


Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) -- There's been Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons and even Khloe and Lamar. But is a new E! spin-off featuring the youngest of the Kardashian clan, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, heading for TV?According to Variety, a show featuring the two sisters, and daughters of Kris and Bruce Jenner, is in the works, although there's no word on how soon it would see airtime. Formal negotiations reportedly haven't even started.The Jenner sisters are on the rise. From releasing a sci-fi novel, Rebels: City of Indra, last year and creating two clothing collections, they also have multiple individual projects. Kendall is the new face of Estee Lauder and is currently walking the runway in Milan Fashion Week. Kylie has her own hair extension line and is reportedly developing an app with her rumored boyfriend, rapper Tyga.Despite having over 18 million Twitter followers between them, it's still hard to say if the two can carry their own show.The new show is not part of the reported $100 million deal made by their mother Kris earlier this week that has Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E! for another four years.E! told Variety that the figure in the deal is "grossly inaccurate," and it's more likely to be around $20 million for three more seasons of the show plus a $75,000 clothing allowance per season for the entire family. The spokesperson also said Rob Kardashian is part of the deal. Kris' son with the late Robert Kardashian, Sr. was glaringly missing in the New York Post's report.The tenth season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres March 15 on E!Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Rosie O'Donnell Files for Divorce


Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Rosie O'Donnell has filed for divorce from her wife, Michelle Rounds, according to documents obtained by People magazine.O'Donnell, 52, is divorcing Rounds, 42, on the grounds of "an irretrievably broken relationship," according to court documents filed Friday in Manhattan State Supreme Court.The divorce documents also state that the couple has a prenuptial agreement.Three weeks ago, O'Donnell announced she was separating from Rounds and leaving The View to focus on her health and her children.O'Donnell and Rounds wed in 2012 at their home in Nyack, New York. Since separating in November, they have shared custody of Dakota, the 2-year-old daughter they adopted together.Rosie also has four older children with her ex-partner, Kelli Carpenter.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Saturday Night Live" ISIS Skit Raises Controversy


NBC(NEW YORK) -- A skit on Saturday Night Live that parodies a car company ad by having a father see his daughter off to join ISIS has some viewers saying the show crossed the line from edgy to offensive.The controversial skit, featuring Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, begins with a father dropping his daughter off at the start of her big life adventure -- presumably the armed forces."OK, just call when you get there," the dad, played by Taran Killam, says to his daughter, played by Johnson.The setup is a spoof of Toyota's Super Bowl ad, "My Bold Dad," in which an emotional father drops his daughter off at the airport as she joins the armed forces.But the SNL parody has a twist. Johnson doesn't enter the airport or get on a bus. Instead, a pickup truck full of bearded armed militants arrives to pick her up."You be careful," Killam says."Dad, it's just ISIS," Johnson responds.After Johnson climbs into the truck, Killam says, "Take care of her.""Death to America," one militant, played by Kyle Mooney, responds.The skit drew immediate criticism on Twitter, with some calling it "unfunny," "vile" and in "horrible taste.""Is ISIS really a subject of humor?" another user asks.But others defended the skit, including one who wrote, "So the worst people in the world are off limits for ridicule? Bullies need to be criticized and ridiculed. Otherwise they become a normal part of society."An NBC spokeswoman said the network wasn't commenting.Johnson was hosting SNL for the first time. Her famous parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, made a cameo during her opening monologue.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Sound of Music" 50th Anniversary: The Real von Trapps Reflect on the Iconic Fil


Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As The Sound of Music turns 50, it's still just as iconic as ever, decades after Julie Andrews starred as Maria in the 1965 classic."What blows my mind is how much it's continued and how much people still value the story," Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, 30, told ABC News. "And the people that I meet, how much it's affected their lives. It's great to be part of a story that's proven itself to be timeless."Myles is the great-grandson of Maria von Trapp, one of the main, real-life inspirations for the movie, and believes her story "is about being strong and facing adversity head on.""Here we are 50 years later and people are still interested," he added. "Lady Gaga is performing at the Oscars and it's still relevant.”In the classic movie, Maria leaves a convent during World War II and falls in love with Captain Georg von Trapp. The family, including the children, leave Austria during the war to escape the Nazis.The film also focuses on the family's musical gifts and occupation as traveling singers. Maria von Trapp, who died in 1987, was the matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers.Since The Sound of Music is based on a true story, Myles recalls the times he would visit the actual Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and how that family landmark came about."After they came to the U.S., they were broke, because they had to leave everything behind in Austria," Myles told ABC News. "They decided on Vermont, it reminded them most of Austria with the green mountains and all. They bought a farm and turned that into music camp. That's where my grandmother and grandfather met."While Myles may not have too many memories of his great-grandmother, his mother, Stephanie, 55, remembers Maria."She was my grandmother," she told ABC News. "[We would visit] once a year. We would go for a family trip to the Trapp Family Lodge, which was her house. It was a big deal, because we would get out of school early! And we'd have a ball."What the Movie Got Right and Not So MuchWith the von Trapp family being the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film, some elements were exaggerated for dramatic effect."The whole relationship with Rolf was added, that did not exist," he said of one of the von Trapp children having a relationship with a young Nazi in the movie. "He's a made-up character. My grandfather was actually the eldest child. So the relationship there with one of the Nazis didn't exist. They didn't climb every mountain, they hopped on a train to Italy when it came to the Nazis pursuing my great-grandfather."He added, "The house itself [in Austria, which was a mansion in the film] was not this grand, huge thing. They lived very humbly for several years before they left Austria and came to the US. ...The personalities of Georg and Maria are also actually reversed."“My great-grandfather was very sweet and kind, Maria was apparently very moody," he said, laughing.Stephanie says Maria “wasn't your snugly grandmother, but she was fun. I'll never forget, she wanted to take us to the local soft serve ice cream place. She was trying to describe how tall the ice cream cone was and she was very excited. She took us in her convertible Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. We got ice cream and I just remember that was awesome.”What the movie got exactly right was "they did sing, stuff about my great-grandfather Georg and him being a naval captain, and being knighted is all true."Seeing the Movie for the First TimeMyles von Trapp Derbyshire doesn't remember the first time he saw it but has an amazing memento that he cherishes."There's a picture of me sitting on my grandfather's lap watching the movie when I was 4 years old," he said. "You can see Julie Andrews dancing through the mountains and me on his lap."Stephanie von Trapp Derbyshire remembers, and though she's excited now, at 5 years old, she admits she "didn't get it.""I remember going to the theater. I remember thinking, 'Why was this so special?' I didn't quite connect the fact that we were von Trapps and the people in the movie were von Trapps. I didn't get that," she said.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Focus" Finds Way to Top of Box Office


Frank Masi/Warner Bros. Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Will Smith and Margot Robbie stole the title of box office winner this weekend, as their new movie Focus claimed the top spot.Focus grabbed nearly $20 million, while the other major film that opened this weekend, The Lazarus Effect, came in fifth. Fifty Shades of Grey fell all the way to fourth place.Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1. Focus: $19.1 million2. Kingsman: The Secret Service: $11.75 million3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: $11.2 million4. Fifty Shades of Grey: $10.927 million5. The Lazarus Effect: $10.6 million6. McFarland, USA: $7.797 million7. American Sniper: $7.7 million8. The DUFF: $7.15 million9. Still Alice: $2.695 million10. Hot Tub Time Machine 2: $2.4 millionFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn Take Part in Chicago's Polar Plunge


Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Lady Gaga participated in Chicago's polar plunge on Sunday, jumping into the frigid water at North Avenue Beach. During the #ChicagoPolarPlunge A photo posted by @ladygaga on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:38am PSTAbout 5,000 people were expected to take the plunge, raising money for Special Olympics Chicago, breaking the organization's previous record. Last year, the event raised over $1 million. Lady Gaga took part with her fiance, Taylor Kinney. Chicago native Vince Vaughn also took part in the event, according to ABC's Chicago affiliate WLS-TV.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

William Shatner Feels 'Really Awful' He Can't Be At Leonard Nimoy's Funeral


Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- William Shatner said Saturday he feels "really awful" that he will not be able to attend the funeral for Leonard Nimoy, his friend and co-star on Star Trek.Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock to Shatner's Captain Kirk on the long-running TV show and in movies, died Friday at the age of 83.The actor revealed he was struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2014, according to the New York Times. Nimoy had been a smoker, which contributed to the ailment, before he gave up the habit years ago.Shatner tweeted Saturday that he was unable to get back to California in time for the funeral because he was in Florida doing a benefit for the Red Cross.I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015"I loved him like a brother," Shatner wrote on Facebook. "We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."Though he was best known for playing Spock in Star Trek, Nimoy also worked in the theater, portraying Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and published poetry and books of photography.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jennifer Lawrence Denies 'Terrible Rumor' Involving Fight with Director David O.


Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lawrence took to Facebook on Friday to deny rumors that she and director David O. Russell had gotten into an argument on the set of their newest movie.Lawrence is reportedly on the set of Joy, a film that directed by Russell and starring Bradley Cooper and Robert de Niro. The foursome last worked together on Silver Linings Playbook. Rumors circulated earlier this week that, while on the set of the film, Russell and Lawrence got into quite a screaming match.Lawrence said in a Facebook post that she doesn't use the social media site much, "because I can barely work email." Still, she felt the need to "clear...up" the story, which she calls a "terrible rumor.""David O. Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship," the Hunger Games star wrote. "I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey."In fact, according to Lawrence, Joy "is going great and I'm having a blast making it."Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Khloe Kardashian Opens Up About Her Weight Loss


Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Roc Nation(NEW YORK) -- Khloé Kardashian has been working hard to get in shape, and she's seeing results.The reality TV star discussed her transformation on Instagram, as well as how exercise has changed her life."Looking back at pictures of myself I didn't realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was. People love to call me the fat one but as weird as it sounds I still don't think I would consider myself fat back then," she wrote. "Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever." Looking back at pictures of myself I didn't realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was. People love to call me the fat one but as weird as it sounds I still don't think I would consider myself fat back then. Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever. I started slow and eventually I started working out 4 to 5 days a week. We all have to start somewhere and doing something is better than nothing at all. Start small so you don't get discouraged and give up. Remember it is all about consistency. There are no quick fixes if you want long-term results. Working out is a huge part of my life now. I genuinely enjoy sweating out my frustrations and living a healthier life. My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul. We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone. Remember in the end the turtle won the race. Slow and steady. dedication and tenacity. ? A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:55am PSTIt wasn't always that way, but now Kardashian, 30, now hits the gym four to five times a week.She encouraged her readers to "start slow" with their own regimens so that they don't get discouraged."Remember it is all about consistency. There are no quick fixes if you want long-term results," she wrote. "Working out is a huge part of my life now. I genuinely enjoy sweating out my frustrations and living a healthier life. My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul.""We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone," she concluded. "Remember in the end the turtle won the race. Slow and steady. Dedication and tenacity."Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Actor Leonard Nimoy, Best-Known as "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock, Dies at Age 83


CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Leonard Nimoy, the actor who made the Star Trek character of Mr. Spock an international pop culture phenomenon, has died.  He was 83.Nimoy's granddaughter confirmed his passing to ABC News.Nimoy was hospitalized last week after complaining of chest pain, though no information on his condition was released after that.  He announced in late January, 2014 that he'd been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a progressive condition that decreases lung efficiency, making it difficult to breathe.  "I'm doing OK. Just can't walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers," Nimoy later tweeted, followed by "LLAP," shorthand for Mr. Spock's customary benediction, "Live long and prosper."Born in Boston, MA, to Jewish immigrants from Russia, Nimoy began acting in local theater as a child and was appearing in films and television by age 20.  After a two-year stint in the Army, he turned to acting full-time, with roles in classic TV series including Dragnet, Bonanza and Perry Mason, and the sci-fi series The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone.In 1966, Nimoy took on the role with which he would be forever identified -- the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock, who served aboard the starship Enterprise on the TV series Star Trek.  Though the original series was canceled after three seasons due to poor ratings, it found its audience in syndication, with Spock the show's most recognizable and popular character.  In his 1975 autobiography, titled I Am Not Spock, Nimoy explored his mixed feelings about being so closely identified with the character -- initially resentful, but ultimately grateful.In addition to the original Star Trek series, Nimoy appeared as Spock in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and played the character in eight Star Trek films, two of which he directed.  His most recent appearance as Spock was in 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness.  He also occasionally parodied the character, and himself, in voiceovers on shows including The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory. After Star Trek ended its initial run, Nimoy co-starred on TV's Mission: Impossible for two years and also hosted the reality show In Search of…, which explored paranormal and mysterious phenomena.  His most recent television role was as the ruthless Dr. William Bell on the sci-fi series Fringe.  In 2011, he appeared as a disheveled parody of himself, wandering through a supermarket in his bathrobe and ignoring fans, in the video for the Bruno Mars hit "The Lazy Song."In addition to acting, Nimoy was a published poet and an avid lifelong photographer, whose work was exhibited in numerous galleries.  He's survived by his wife, actress Susan Bay, two children and several grandchildren.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lupita Nyong'o's Pearl Oscars Dress Found After Being Stolen


ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- The pearl dress that Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Oscars was found in a bathroom two days after it was stolen from her hotel room in West Hollywood, police say. The West Hollywood Sherriff’s Department received a call Friday afternoon from a “media source saying they received an anonymous call that the dress was in a restroom in the second floor of the London Hotel” where the actress was staying, Lt. Michael White said. “Hotel staff searched and found the dress in a bag hidden behind a counter in the bathroom. We believe this is the dress stolen from the hotel.” There are no suspects, he said, although officials are reviewing surveillance video. A few smaller pearls appear to have fallen off the dress, but it seems to be intact, White added. “We will maintain custody of the dress until a rep from the company or the victim comes to claim it,” he said. “We have lots of interesting things that happen in West Hollywood, we gave it the same attention we give any other case. It’s just another day in West Hollywood.” The bathroom, which is being renovated, is accessible by both staff and visitors. The actress's Calvin Klein Collection gown, made of more than 6,000 pearls and valued at $150,000, was stolen from her room at the London Hotel in West Hollywood Wednesday while she was out. "This is a terribly unfortunate situation, and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation," a hotel representative previously told ABC News. Nyong'o, 31, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year and presented at this year's awards, wearing the custom dress that was designed for her by Francisco Costa. Nyong'o's publicist declined to comment, while a rep for Calvin Klein has not yet responded to requests for comment.  All in the details. #Oscars #calvinkleinliveA photo posted by Calvin Klein (@calvinklein) on Feb 22, 2015 at 3:05pm PST  6,000 pearls, 1 dress. Actress @lupitanyongo in custom Calvin Klein Collection, as featured by @voguemagazine. #calvinkleinlive #OscarsA photo posted by Calvin Klein (@calvinklein) on Feb 22, 2015 at 7:19pm PST Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"How to Get Away With Murder" Shocking Plot Twist


ABC/Mitchell Haaseth(NEW YORK) -- ABC's How to Get Away With Murder dropped a shocking bombshell in Thursday’s two-hour season finale: One of the show's main characters was killed off. During the episode, Rebecca Sutter was found murdered, and viewers learned that Frank, played by Charlie Weber, killed Lila by choking her to death before dumping her body. In addition, Connor Walsh, another main character in the smash-hit series, learns that his on-again, off-again boyfriend, Oliver Hampton, is HIV positive. Before the finale aired, ABC’s Nightline sat down with Jack Falahee, who plays Connor, and Aja Naomi King, who stars as Michaela Pratt, both members of the “Keating 5.” Falahee spoke about what it meant to have a major character like Connor portrayed as someone grappling with such a serious issue. “This happens to people every day and I think that we’re just trying to explore interesting storylines that are rooted in reality and told honestly,” Falahee told Nightline. “I think that any opportunity to discuss it and open a dialogue about it is good. Information is power so for people to know how to get tested safely and effectively.” The “Keating 5” are five, ridiculously attractive law students who, along with the powerful and ruthless defense attorney, Annalise Keating, played by Viola Davis, get caught up in the murder of her husband. “Viola Davis is so amazing,” King, 30, said. “Not only is she just the kindest person, she is so open to sharing what she has been through and what her life has been like, which for me, like that is so valuable. When I look at this dark-skinned woman who is playing this sexy powerful character on TV, for me, I’m just like, ‘Yes,’” King, who is African-American like Davis, added. King said the explosive scripts are “super top secret,” and she is always shocked by the jaw-dropping twists that come from the mind of show creator Peter Nowalk. In talking about one particular episode, “Don’t Be,” King said she was reading “the part where Michaela pushes Sam over the stairs. I screamed and I literally flung my body against the wall. I was just like, ‘No, It couldn’t have been me. I couldn’t be the one! And then I was like, ‘No, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, no. There is no trophy. I can’t be the killer, I’m not the killer.’ And so that really threw me off. I didn’t want to be the killer.” With a show called How to Get Away With Murder, violence is expected, but there is also plenty of sexual impropriety. Connor became known for using sex to get what he wanted. “The writers did a wonderful job over the course of the season showing how Connor continues to utilize sex as a tool, but then he feels a little slimy about it,” Falahee, 26, said. “He has a lot of regret and I think that he sort of falls for Oliver unexpectedly.” A year ago, Falahee was a driver for a car service. Now he plays one of the main characters. “[Connor] is multifaceted. He has some really positive attributes but then he also has a lot of flaws,” Falahee said. “I think that being a co-conspirator on a murder has forced him to make some very morally ambiguous decisions.” Now with the show’s first season wrapped, King said she is anxious to find out what will come next if the show is renewed for a second season. “I am so curious about so many things,” she said. “But I know for sure if the show continues next year I think the murder and intrigue won’t stop there." Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Leonard Nimoy: "Star Trek" Co-Stars William Shatner and George Takei Remember Th


CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Leonard Nimoy died on Friday at the age of 83, and Hollywood is reeling from the loss. Flowers will be placed on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star, and many of his fellow actors expressed their condolences on social media. "I loved him like a brother," his Star Trek co-star William Shatner wrote on Facebook. "We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." Star Trek co-star George Takei also posted on Facebook saying, “We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to "Live Long And Prosper," and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.”Best known for playing Spock in Star Trek on TV and in film, the actor also worked in the theater, portraying Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and published poetry and books of photography.Here are some reactions below: I shall truly miss Leonard Nimoy. He gave us a great gift that will last for ages. A good soul and kind man. RIP— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) February 27, 2015  my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights… https://t.co/WPJmt1X4ox— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) February 27, 2015  RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go... http://t.co/qpeH5BTzQc pic.twitter.com/nMmFMKYv1L— NASA (@NASA) February 27, 2015  Leonard Nimoy brought us one of the greatest, noblest characters in the history of American storytelling. Someone find the Genesis planet.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 27, 2015  Leonard Nimoy will always be a beloved legend ?— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) February 27, 2015  RIP ?"@nytimes: Leonard Nimoy's zeal to entertain & enlighten reached beyond “Star Trek.” http://t.co/G3b8DxbURP pic.twitter.com/xgPDzbKgDK"— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) February 27, 2015 Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams Deny "Blurred Lines" Copyright Infringement Clai


Randy Holmes / ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeared in federal court this week, denying they ripped off a Marvin Gaye hit.Gaye’s relatives are suing Thicke, Williams and T.I. for copyright infringement, claiming the singers’ hit “Blurred Lines” plagiarizes Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.”In court Wednesday, Thicke gave an impromptu concert, taking to a keyboard to perform a medley of famous songs to show how pop tunes often share similar chord progressions.“Sometime song progressions sounds similar without copying each other,” Billboard.com associate editor Jason Lipshutz said on Good Morning America. “That’s what he tried to demonstrate.”Other artists acknowledge that musical mimicry is sometimes practiced in the industry.Recently, One Direction made headlines for a guitar riff in their song, “Best Song Ever.” Some thought it was strikingly similar to The Who’s 1971 classic, “Baba O’Riley.”But instead of crying foul, The Who front man Pete Townsh end readily admitted those three One Direction chords are the same ones “we’ve all been using in basic pop music since Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and Chuck Berry.”Thicke and Williams insist they are not copycats, calling any similarities between the two songs coincidental.Because of a copyright change, jurors will not hear the two songs side by side. Instead stripped-down versions will be played.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"The Danish Girl": See Eddie Redmayne in New Role as Woman


ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Talk about a follow up to his Oscar-winning The Theory of Everything performance.In The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne, 33, is playing Einar Wegener -- one of the first people known to have undergone sex reassignment surgery -- set in the 1930's.The Wrap tweeted out the picture of Redmayne and spoke to the Oscar winner, who said "it’s been really good to get the muscles exercised again" with this role following Theory.Redmayne plays an artist born as a man, but undergoes "experimental surgeries" to become a woman. First Look at Eddie Redmayne as 'The Danish Girl' in Tom Hooper Drama (Photo) http://t.co/dpqxGekmPY pic.twitter.com/veRaMYekQ8— TheWrap (@TheWrap) February 27, 2015Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Catwoman Comes Out as Bisexual in New Comic


DC Comics(NEW YORK) -- Catwoman, the Batman villain/love interest, has come out as bisexual.In the Catwoman No. 39 comic book, which was released this week, the character also known as Selina Kyle kisses another woman.The writer of the issue, Genevieve Valentine, addressed the development in a post on her website.Valentine wrote, "She’s flirted around it -- often quite literally -- for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation.""[P]lease be assured that Selina’s longstanding connection to Batman has not been forgotten; that is not how bisexuality (or humanity) works," she continued. "Selina doesn’t care easily, but when she does care it strikes deep, and there will be plenty of that coming up."Catwoman was introduced in Batman No. 1 in 1940, the year after the Caped Crusader made his comic debut.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Vanilla Ice: Arrest Is 'Just A Mess and I'm Dealing With It'


Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2013/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Vanilla Ice says his arrest earlier this month in connection with a burglary was “just blown out of proportion."The rapper turned home renovator, Rob Van Winkle, appeared on Good Morning America Friday to promote the new season of his show, The Vanilla Ice Project, but first addressed his recent run-in with the law.“That’s all I can say about it right now. It’s just a mess and I’m dealing with it,” Van Winkle explained.The former rapper was arrested in Lantana, Florida, on February 18, accused of stealing furniture from a neighbor's home. He was charged with burglary residence and grand theft, according to a Chief Sean Scheller at the Lantana Police Department.“I’m purchasing the house,” Van Winkle said Friday. “I can’t really talk much about it other than that, but you know, I’m dealing with it.”According to the arrest report, Van Winkle said that "he found several of the items next to the curb and he thought they were trash."The home in question, in Palm Beach County, is located near a residence that he actually does own and is renovating. According to authorities, the missing items -- which included furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items -- were found at Van Winkle's property and later returned to the owner.The total value of the items found at Van Winkle's home totaled more than $6,000, according to the report.“I wish I could elaborate,” he said on GMA.The new season of Van Winkle’s DIY network show is called “Palm Beach Mansion Flip,” where Vanilla Ice and his crew remodel an “8,000 square foot house on the ocean in Palm Beach.”“It was wrecked,” the host explained. “We removed over 300 trees, it was just neglected and now we’re turning it from zero to hero. It’s going to be gorgeous.” Van Winkle said they are adding amenities to the home such as a jelly fish aquarium, an infinity pool, an observatory, a glass atrium, a coffee bar and a fitness room.The Vanilla Ice Project airs Saturday nights on the DIY Network.World News Videos | US News VideosFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Celebrities, Twitter Confounded by Color of Dress


seewhatmitchsee/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter was overrun on Thursday night by debate, but not about sports, politics, or the results of Sunday's Oscars. Instead, Twitter users struggled to decide whether a dress, posted to Tumblr and picked up by Buzzfeed was black and blue or white and gold.Yes, really. Millions of tweets were set attempting to determine the true color of the mysterious dress. Throughout the night, Twitter's trending topics included "#TheDress" and "#whiteandgold."What Colors Are This Dress? http://t.co/jvesuCBfYe pic.twitter.com/LNPkGjkmSt— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 27, 2015The question got big enough to prompt celebrities to get in on the debate. Some were just as confused as we were.From this day on, the world will be divided into two people. Blue & black, or white & gold. http://t.co/xJeR7GldwP pic.twitter.com/i6BwVzPzSZ— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 27, 2015I DONT KNOW WHAT COLOR THE DRESS I DONT KNOW WHAT LIFE IS ANYMORE— Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) February 27, 2015Others were firmly on the side of blue and black.I don't understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it's a trick somehow. I'm confused and scared. PS it's OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015Hold on.... So people actually see white and gold....??!! ??— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 27, 2015I'm Seeing Blue And Black, As Of Now— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) February 27, 2015I have read the explanations and still cannot fathom how ANYONE sees white and gold and I think they're attention-seeking LIARS— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 27, 2015'Still others saw white and gold.If that's not White and Gold the universe is falling apart. Seriously what is happening????— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 27, 2015I only see white and gold.— Alison Brie (@alisonbrie) February 27, 2015 Lady Gaga didn't quite fall into either camp.@thecolorated its periwinkle and sand ?— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 27, 2015Finally, the dress began to tear at the seams of some friendships and relationships.@mindykaling @bjnovak what's the matter with u guys, it's white and gold.— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) February 27, 2015What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015The actual color? Black and blue, because the dress by Roman Originals isn’t sold in gold.World News Videos | US News Videos Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Focus," "The Lazarus Effect" Open in Theaters Friday


Frank Masi/Warner Bros. Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:* Focus  -- Will Smith plays a con man, Nicky, who teaches his tricks to a woman with whom he’s romantically involved, Margot Robbie’s Jess.  A few years later, after they’ve split, Jess causes problems for a scheme being carried out by Nicky. The film is screening in IMAX theaters. Rated R.* The Lazarus Effect -- A group of researchers, including a man and his fiancée, figure out a way to bring the dead back to life. The results are terrifying. Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters, Donald Glover and Sarah Bolger star. Rated PG-13.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.