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"Dancing with the Stars" Season 21: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Join Celebrity Cas


ABC(NEW YORK) -- The Dancing with the Stars cast is growing.Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos PenaVega have signed on for the 21st season of the dancing competition, he announced on Instagram."Beyond excited that @vegaalexa and I are going to be competing this season on #season21 @dancingabc," he wrote. "Spending 24 hours at @disneyland #disneyland60 to celebrate!!!"The Spy Kids actress, 27, and the singer, 26, were married in January 2014 after a four-month engagement. They will be competing against one another, as well as Bindi Irwin, Victor Espinoza, Nick Carter and Hayes Grier.The Big Time Rush musician may have an edge -- he'll likely be getting advice from his former bandmate James Maslow, who placed fourth in season 18 of the ABC show. Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC on September 14.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Nicki Minaj Opening Sunday's MTV VMAs Telecast


ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's proof Nicki Minaj no longer holds a grudge against the MTV Video Music Awards: she's opening the 2015 edition of the show this Sunday night.Nicki let the cat out of the bag on Thursday, when she posted on her Instagram a photo of a sonogram of a Moonman statue. The picture no longer appears on her page, but MTV later confirmed the news.You may recall, after this year's nominees were announced, Nicki complained her hit "Anaconda" was excluded from the Video of the Year category, and that her collaboration with Beyoncé, "Feeling Myself," was snubbed entirely. She tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."Taylor Swift took the comments personally, chimed in on Twitter, and it led to a tense yet brief exchange that ended when Taylor apologized.It'll be interesting to see if Nicki crosses paths at Sunday's VMAs with host Miley Cyrus, who touched upon the spat in an interview with The New York Times. She said of Nicki, "If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it."And it’s not anger like, 'Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue,'" Miley continued. "You made it about you. Not to sound like a b****, but that’s like, 'Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.'"Miley further argued, "You don’t have to start this pop-star-against-pop-star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kim Kardashian West's Fertility Problems Took 'Fun Out of' Getting Pregnant


Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian West is pregnant with her second child, but she reveals in the September edition of Cmagazine that the numerous complications she experienced this time around took "the fun out of" getting pregnant."I had this condition called placenta accreta," Kardashian West, 34, tells the lifestyle magazine. "There were a couple of little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again.""It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating," she recalls. "I was trying everything: I did acupuncture and got a nutritionist to eat healthier, thinking that was an issue."Adds Kim, "It takes the fun out of it. I’m like, 'I’m ovulating, get home now!' He’d be like, 'Wait, I’m in the studio.'”Although the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and her husband, rapper Kanye West, 38, were ultimately successful in conceiving a second child, their dream of having a third may be in jeopardy."They think I’ll have placenta accreta again, so if the placenta grows a little bit deeper than it did last time, then they are prepared to have my uterus removed, which is a little scary for me," she notes. "I think we’re just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes."Something else that's different this time around are Kim's fashion choices, which came under fire the last time she was pregnant. She reveals, "For this pregnancy, I’m definitely more simple. I figured out a formula of what works.""And I also feel lucky that as of right now, I don’t feel like I’m gonna get preeclampsia again, which last time [contributed to] not only the weight, but also the swelling that everyone would make fun of, not understanding that I had this condition," Kim explains.Kim announced on Instagram back in June that she and Kanye are expecting a baby boy in December. Their daughter North turned 2 years old this past June.Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns September 20 on E!Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"We Are Your Friends," "War Room" Open Friday


Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- The Owen Wilson thriller No Escape opened Wednesday, earning $1.2 million in its first day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Two more films debut nationwide Friday. Here's a closer look:We Are Your Friends -- Zac Efron is an aspiring DJ who falls for his DJ mentor's girlfriend. Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley also star. Rated R.War Room -- The religious film focuses on a couple struggling with their marriage. The wife has a new client who challenges her to establish a "war room" for prayer for her family. Rated PG.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lucy Liu Welcomes First Baby


Justin Stephens/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Lucy Liu is now a mother.The Charlie's Angels actress made the announcement on Instagram late Thursday."Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In [love]," she wrote next to a picture holding her little man.The 46-year-old, who has never been married, had her son "via gestational carrier. Mom and baby are healthy and happy," her rep confirmed to ABC News.Liu has been starring on the hit show Elementary since 2012 and is set to be featured in Kung Fu Panda 3next year.She is also a UNICEF ambassador since 2004 and "has involved herself in almost all aspects of UNICEF's various campaigns and initiatives and has been influential in supporting its mission of saving and improving children’s lives worldwide," the organization's website reads.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Terrence Howard's Role on "Empire" to Be Reduced


Christopher Fragapane/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Terrence Howard has stayed in the headlines thanks to drama in his personal life, and Fox reportedly has taken notice.The New York Post's Page Six claims that the Oscar nominee's role as Lucious Lyon on the network's hit hip-hop drama Empire will be scaled back. When the debut season ended, Howard's character found himself behind bars."What they are doing is two-fold," a source said. "They have him locked up so you won’t be seeing him in as many scenes. But they are bringing in so many, and I mean so many, guest stars and cameos that the average viewer won’t realize it because there is so much going on."Howard recently wrapped up legal proceedings that got his 2012 divorce agreement for his second wife, Michelle Ghent, reversed after a judge ruled he signed the paperwork under duress as Ghent tried to blackmail Howard by threatening to release humiliating videos of the actor. The court case also revealed he divorced his third wife, Miranda Cristine Pak, just last month. Howard was also married to Lori McCommas from 1989 until 2007.The source added that Taraji P. Henson, the show's breakout star playing the character Cookie Lyon, will be pushed to the forefront. "She’s going to start dropping off from the flashback scenes and then they’re going to have her guns blazing," the source added.Empire returns September 23. Guest stars this season will include Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds Among Honorees for Academy's Governors


ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands will receive Honorary Awards with Debbie Reynolds nabbing the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.The awards will be given at the Academy's 7th Annual Governors Awards on November 14 in Hollywood."The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors Awards," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. "We’ll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished -- with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference -- will also enrich future generations."Lee has been making films for three decades. His first-ever film, Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, which he created while still at New York University, won a Student Academy Award in 1983. He's also been nominated for two Oscars -- for his films Do the Right Thing and 4 Little Girls.Rowlands, who began working as an actress in the 1950s, has appeared in more than 40 films. Her work has earned her Oscar nods for films such as A Woman Under the Influence and Gloria.Reynolds is the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is given "to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry." The Singin’ in the Rain icon is being recognized for her work as a founding member of the Thalians, an organization created to promote awareness of mental health treatments. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Caitlyn Jenner Feels Ready for 'Normal' Relationship with a Man


James White/E! Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- In a new clip from  I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner opens up to transgender author Jennifer Finney Boylan about dating a man. Still, her friend and confidant is worried that she wants to date for the wrong reasons."It would be very attractive to me to have a guy treat me like a woman...like a normal woman," Jenner says in the clip released by E!Boylan asks what a "normal woman" means."Like any other woman in the street and not make it this trans-[gender] thing...," Jenner clarifies. "Just a normal relationship.""You don't need a man to make you a woman. A woman can make you a woman," Boylan says. "It's a thing we women do. We look to men to give us self-worth."Boylan concludes, "You have gone to such trouble to become a woman. Don't be a stupid one. Be a smart one." See the next episode of I Am Cait when it airs on E! Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Review: "We Are Your Friends" (Rated R)


Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Full disclosure: In a past life, I was a sushi-loving house music D.J. from California’s San Fernando Valley who had dreams of rocking parties in Ibiza while 10,000 half-naked sweaty bodies gyrated and chanted my name. We Are Your Friends is about a sushi-loving house music D.J. from the San Fernando Valley who has dreams of rocking parties in Ibiza while 10,000 half-naked sweaty bodies gyrate and chant his name. I’m not saying writers Meaghan Oppenheimer and Max Joseph stole my life story, but the resemblance (physical and otherwise) between me and star Zac Efron is uncanny.Efron plays Cole Carter, a D.J. and maker of electronic dance music (EDM) who loves partying with his friends and playing the side room at a club every Thursday night, but he thinks there’s more out there for him. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: One of his friends is a blue-collar boy who doesn’t mind a good fight, another is a hustler looking to make a buck, and the third is a shy, sweet, nerdy type. New friends, and of course a girl, threaten to break up the group, while resentment and jealousy surfaces, etc.Though we’ve seen this theme a million times, what saves the whole thing from going into cliché territory is that hardly anything is one-note. The blue-collar friend, Mason (played by Jonny Weston), isn’t just an uncouth thug -- he has dreams, too, and makes big, sweet gestures to keep his friends together. Likewise, Cole isn’t all about partying and playing chicks -- he’s thoughtful and angst-y and conflicted when he crosses moral lines.Also Wes Bentley, as an alcoholic superstar D.J. who seems to have lost his love for the art but loves the paycheck, is far more nuanced than one might expect -- he’s skillfully a friend, mentor, jerk and narcissist all at the same time. And Emily Ratajkowski shows she has far more range than just being the topless girl in the Blurred Lines video and in Gone Girl: there’s warmth and depth there we haven’t seen from her before onscreen.And it’s all wrapped in a slick package. Director Max Joseph knows when to make the film fun and flashy like an EDM video, and warm and saturated to capture the light and heat of the San Fernando Valley. One scene that stands out centers around a PCP trip gone animated, which was visually interesting enough that I was actually a little sad when it was over.On the surface, the world of EDM may seem to most people to be about listening to annoyingly repetitive music while doing drugs and dancing all night. And while there’s a fair amount of that in We Are Your Friends, the film goes to great lengths not to glamorize it -- in fact, it hits you over the head with the dire consequences of reckless behavior. But what the movie also does, which I appreciated, is attempt to explore the musicality behind the genre in a way we don’t often see, especially from a major studio. In its efforts to educate the audience about the scene (though sometimes in a heavy-handed way), We Are Your Friends allows the characters to be real people, and not as shallow as we may expect.Don’t get me wrong. Your aunt Edna won’t leave We Are Your Friends with a hankering to download the latest Skrillex single and drop Molly at the Electric Daisy Carnival. But she will appreciate Efron’s sexy jogging.  And while some themes and characters may occasionally border on cliché, We Are Your Friends ends up in a place that’s a little smarter and a whole lot more thoughtful than where it starts. And it’s pretty to look at and listen to while you’re getting there.Three-and-a-half out of five stars.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

How Pamela Anderson's Sons Found Out About Her Fame


Ray Mickshaw/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Believe it or not, Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has two teenage sons.Brandon, 19, and Dylan, 17, her children with ex-husband Tommy Lee, were too young when the show was a hit in the '90s, so they were caught off guard one year when they started going to surf camp and found out about their famous heartthrob of a mom."They came up to me and they said, ‘Mom, are you Pamela Anderson?’ And I said ‘Yeah,'" she told People magazine of their first day at camp years back. "They were like, ‘What is that?’ And ’Why are people saying these things? Are you Pamela Anderson for real?'"It was such a surprise to the boys because they knew their father was a rock star, but they thought Anderson was just a soccer mom. "I built my whole life around them -- like their soccer games were in my contracts," she added.Anderson was married to Lee from 1995 to 1998 and to singer Kid Rock from 2006 to 2007. She recently remarried her ex Rick Salomon last year, but got divorced months later.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lea Michele Details How She Found Love Again After Cory Monteith's Death


ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- When Lea Michele's boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith died unexpectedly from substance abuse two years ago last month, the actress struggled to put her life back together. But Michele, who recently published a self-help book for women titled You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life, said she found love again because she focused on herself."I wanted to make sure that I was OK with me, feeling strong and feeling happy on my own," she says in the October issue of FLARE magazine. "I didn't want anybody to fill any holes for me -- that sounds sexual! I wanted to make sure that I was a whole person again and that no one was coming into my life to put me back together. I needed to do that on my own." Monteith was 31 when he was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room July 13, 2013. Authorities later revealed he died of mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol."I worked very, very, very hard and I got back to that place where I was genuinely happy and strong and ready to live again and see the world and, you know, bring in more beautiful experiences," says Michele.  "And that's when someone miraculously came into my life," she adds.Michele has been dating her boyfriend Matthew Paetz since 2014.But Lea's not only focused on her personal life. Since Glee ended earlier this year, she's also been focused on helping others, which is why she decided to write You First."I'm so proud of my success. I'm really proud of the life I've built and created for myself. I've kept my head on my shoulders to get to where I am," she tells FLARE. "You're always going to run into critics. The only people I care about are the people that are close to me. It's a tough business, it's a tough town, and you really have to have a thick skin. I'm constantly learning, but I'm really proud of where I am."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Is Bethenny Frankel Dating "The Profit's" Marcus Lemonis?


Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Clearly, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is having fun now that's split from her estranged husband. After being linked earlier to Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet, Us Weekly now reports Frankel is dating Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit.A source told the magazine, "They met over the summer and have been seeing each other. He’s really smart, successful, and so nice. They really like each other."The two have been spotted in and around New York City together, including attending the Apollo in the Hamptons dinner, hosted by businessman and philantropist Ron Perelman, on August 17.Frankel even tweeted about Lemonis earlier this summer. "Couldn't sleep. Found @marcuslemonis on @TheProfitCNBC I like him & his way of doing business," she told her 1.4 million followers.Frankel has been dating despite being locked in bitter divorce proceedings with Jason Hoppy. She filed for divorce in January 2013, although, according to a recent episode of Real Housewives of New York, she has yet to finalize the end of her marriage.The next installment of The Real Housewives of New York City reunion special airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

New "Star Wars" Teaser Released


Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- There has been an awakening, this time on Instagram.A new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released on Instagram using the platform's new landscape orientation, which allows users to post widescreen videos.The short teaser concludes with the shot of villain Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, and his red, cross-guarded lightsaber, and then cuts to Finn, played by John Boyega, holding a blue lightsaber.Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also starring Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisherand Mark Hamill, hits theaters December 18.Lucasfilm, like ABC News, is owned by Disney.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Vine Star Hayes Grier to Join "Dancing with the Stars" Season 21


ABC(NEW YORK) -- The upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars will include a teenage Vine star. Hayes Grier was announced Wednesday as the latest celebrity to join the reality TV competition's roster for the show's 21st season.The show tweeted the news Wednesday morning, directing fans to follow the social media-savvy 15-year-old on Vine and Twitter.Hayes, from North Carolina, shot to fame with his videos and now has four million followers on Vine and Instagram.The teenager naturally made his own DWTS announcement by releasing a video early this morning. In the video, where he appears fresh out of bed in a white T-shirt, Hayes says: "Right now it's four in the morning in L.A. and I was going to announce my big announcement in seven days, but I just got word that I can announce it now. So why not? It's gonna be really cool and an amazing journey to be on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars.""I'm super excited and I really want you guys to be a big part of it and support and vote for us," he tells his fans in the video.Hayes later tweeted, "I’m going to go back to bed right now since I have my first rehearsal in a few hours. Keep the hashtags going and trending! Be back soon."Hayes is the fourth announced celebrity who will compete on this season of Dancing. Bindi Irwin, the 17-year-old daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, will also join the celebrity cast, as well as American Pharaoh jockey Victor Espinoza and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Controversial chefPaula Deen and Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan are also rumored to be competing for the Mirrorball trophy this season.More of the new celebrity cast will be revealed on ABC's Good Morning America Sept. 2. The new season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars premieres at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 14.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Mr. Robot" Finale Postponed Because of Virginia Killings


Virginia Sherwood/USA Network(NEW YORK) -- After Wednesday morning's horrific killings in Virginia, USA Network has decided to postpone the season finale of Mr. Robot since one of the scenes is eerily similar.Mr. Robot, about "a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night," according to the show's website, will instead air its finale next week.In the show, the young programmer is recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot.Photos from the series also show the character's lead Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek, wearing a black hoodie. The prevailing theme of the show is corruption in America."The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time," USA Network told ABC News in a statement Wednesday.The finale will air next Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST.Vester Lee Flanagan, known professionally as Bryce Williams, allegedly shot two of his former colleagues, Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, of WDBJ-TV, killing them in the field during a live news segment in Moneta, Virginia.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Paula Deen and Chaka Khan Joining "Dancing with the Stars"


ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Dancing with the Stars is cooking up more celebrities for the ballroom this season.According to E! News, controversial chef Paula Deen and Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among those competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of the show.If the rumors are true, Deen would be joining the dancing competition after being courted by the show for years. In fact, she told Extra back in 2010 that she turned down the opportunity to join DWTS. "They did ask me and I said no," she said then, adding, "Fat girls don't look good sweating." News of Deen and Khan possibly joining the show follows news that Backstreet Boy Nick Carter will compete this season after he was talked into it by his friend, Joey Fatone of 'N SYNC. Also dancing this season are Bindi Irwin, daughter of late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, and triple crown jockey Victor Espinoza. The rest of the cast will be revealed September 2 on ABC's Good Morning America. Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Chelsea Leaves Home Again


Courtesy of Rosie O'Donnell(NEW YORK) -- Rosie O'Donnell's adopted daughter has left home again.Chelsea O'Donnell, who left home earlier in the month before being returned home by police on August 18, recently turned 18 and opted to live with her birth mother instead of the comedian.O'Donnell's publicist told ABC News: "Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother. This was her choice."Last week, O'Donnell took to Twitter and her website to announce that Chelsea was missing. She was 17 at the time."She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women’s grey converse sneakers and a black backpack. Chelsea has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word ‘Breathe.’ She left home with her 6 month old therapy dog named Bear ... Chelsea stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention," a statement read.O'Donnell's rep added at the time that Chelsea, "like millions of people, lives with mental illness. It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe."Hours later, O'Donnell wrote on social media, "Chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody -- thank u all for the help and light #missingchildren."New details later emerged from police that Chelsea O'Donnell took a bus last week to the Jersey Shore, where she spent the week away from home.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Hear Jennifer Hudson Sing "The Color Purple" Musical Theme Song


Heather Wines/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Hudson is giving us a sneak peek at her role as Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple.In a new Facebook video for the production, Hudson and co-star Cynthia Erivo stand inside a recording booth and perform the title song.  Their performance is interspersed with footage from the show."[It's] a timeless piece of American culture," Hudson recently told People of The Color Purple. "The story holds a special place in my heart because, in part, it's so honest. All of the characters are true to who they are. Each individual is an integral part of the message and it brings a complex emotion that sticks with the audience."The show, which opens in December, will mark Hudson's Broadway debut.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));"The Color Purple" performed by Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia ErivoNow our eyes are open! Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo perform an exclusive version of the title song in our newest music video.Posted by The Color Purple Musical on Tuesday, August 25, 2015Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Is Chris Martin Dating Another Actress?


Anton Corbjin(LOS ANGELES) -- After an on-again, off-again romance with Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Martin reportedly is now dating another actress.Us Weekly reports the Coldplay frontman was seen dining in Brooklyn, New York, recently with Annabelleand X-Men: First Class actress Annabelle Wallis.A source tells the magazine that the two were “very clearly a couple.”Another insider claims that Martin, 38, and Wallis, 30, have been dating for about a month.Martin and Lawrence reportedly split earlier this summer.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

David Spade Opens Up About Time Jack Nicholson Stole His Girlfriend


Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Back in the late 1990s, David Spade was dating Twin Peaks actress Lara Flynn Boyle -- that's until Jack Nicholson showed up."Nicholson asked Lara Flynn Boyle out in front of me," Spade tells Details magazine in its September issue, adding that his then girlfriend was angry that "I didn't stick up for her.""I said, 'I've been in this town long enough to know when I'm outranked. You're either gonna go out with him or you're not,'" he continued, saying she said Nicholson had no chance.But after Nicholson and Flynn Boyle were spotted together, Spade said, the National Enquirer called, asking for a comment. "That's how I found out," he said. "She and I didn’t talk too much after that."After Spade and Flynn Boyle broke up, she dated the Oscar winner for a couple years, going public at the Emmy Awards.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"America's Got Talent" Recap: The Last Seven Semifinalists Are Revealed


Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday night's installment of NBC’s America’s Got Talent saw seven of the 12 acts that performed on Tuesday's final quarterfinals show learn which of them had been chosen to advance to the semifinals. The other five acts were sent home.Also back this week was the “Dunkin’ Save," which allowed viewers to vote live to save an act in danger of elimination. They were instructed to search "Dunkin’ Save" on Google and select one of the three acts with the lowest vote totals that they wanted to see in the finals.Bluegrass act Mountain Faith Band, singers Alicia Michilli and Daniella Mass, Stevie Starr a.k.a. The Professional Regurgitator, mentalist Oz Pearlman, dance troupe Freelusion and comedian Gary Vider all advanced to the finals.Gospel choir Selected of God, dance acts Chapkiss Dance Family and DADitude!, motocross stunt teamMetal Mulisha Fitz Army and blind dancer Benjamin Yonattan were sent home.Judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, along with host Nick Cannon, were on hand for the live-event broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall to learn which acts America had selected to advance for a chance at the $1 million top prize.Here’s a rundown of Wednesday’s action:Bluegrass act Mountain Faith Band and gospel choir Selected of God were the first acts called to the front of the stage. Mountain Faith Band advanced to the semifinals. Heidi believed America made the correct choice and advised the band to “keep surprising us.”The next two acts to learn their fates were Chapkis Dance Family and singer Alicia Michilli. Michilli moves on to the semifinals. Mel B declared the singer proved to herself and to America that she is “a true contender.”Cannon then called Stevie Starr a.k.a. The Professional Regurgitator, and mentalist Oz Pearlman to the front of the stage. Both advanced to the semifinals. Pearlman joked that he “didn’t know that was going to happen.” An elated Stern declared Starr is “such a contender, I can see you in the final two.” Howard noted that Pearlman was also a “strong contender,” but warned him to tighten up his delivery. Klum praised Stevie, exclaiming, “I can’t wait to see what you’ll regurgitate up next. “Dance troupes DADitude! and Freelusion and motocross stunt team Metal Mulisha Fitz Army were then asked to step forward. Freelusion moved on. Mel B, who noted after their performance on Tuesday that she didn’t want Freelusion’s routine to stop, said she was happy America voted them into the semifinals.Earlier in the show, Cannon revealed that blind dancer Benjamin Yonattan, comedian Gary Vider and singer Daniella Mass were the acts with the three lowest vote totals and gave viewers a chance to save one of them with the "Dunkin’ Save." America picked Vider to advance to the semifinals. Howie noted Vider has been bringing his “A” game, but given the talent going into the semifinals, he needs to raise it to “A plus.”The judges then got to decide which of the remaining two acts would advance. Heidi chose Yonattan. Mel B, Mandel and Stern picked Mass. Daniella advances to the semifinals.The evening also included a performance by the cast of the Las Vegas production Le Rêve - The Dream, which features top aerial acrobats, synchronized swimmers and professional high-divers.America’s Got Talent continues Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tracy Morgan Gushes About New Wife: 'She Is My Rock'


ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- After Tracy Morgan's tough year, the funny man recently wed his longtime fiancee Megan Wollover. Although the 30 Rock star knew she was the one before his nearly fatal crash in June, Morgan says she further proved why she's his perfect match."Megan was by my side throughout all of the hard times of this past year," he tells People magazine of his bride. "She is my rock, and I couldn't be happier to have her take my last name. We are the Morgans!"In June 2014, Morgan was riding in a vehicle that was struck by a Walmart truck. He sustained broken bones and what his lawyer called "a traumatic brain injury," while one of his friends, comedian James McNair, was killed.For Morgan, he says it was love at first sight with Wollover. "The very first thing I said to Megan when I met her was, 'You are going to be my wife,'" he recalled. "No joke, before I even said 'Hello,' I knew we would be married one day." The two wed in an intimate New Jersey ceremony on August 23. The couple already has a 2-year-old daughter Maven, who served as a flower girl for the ceremony. Morgan's son from a previous relationship, Tracy Jr., was his best man.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Justin Theroux 'Very Happy' to Be Married to Jennifer Aniston


HBO(NEW YORK) -- It's been weeks since Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston surprised pretty much everyone and got married. Already, the actor tells People magazine it "does feel different.""I'm very happy," Theroux added. "It's nice to be able to look down and see a new piece of jewelry on my finger." After Theroux proposed in August 2012, the couple wed Aug. 5 at their Beverly Hills home. Theroux, who stars in season two of HBO's The Leftovers, said when he returned from his honeymoon in Bora Bora, the cast and crew on the set in Austin "gave me a big cheer, so it was wonderful." The actor said season two of the series, which centers on life after a cataclysmic event wipes out 140 million people, shifts to small Texas town.  "It's a town that's literally bordered by a fence," Theroux explained. "For my character and his insta-family, it's a fresh start. But it boxes them in -- in a weird and wonderful way." The Leftovers returns Oct. 4.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lady Gaga's "American Horror Story: Hotel" Character Has a Taste for Blood


Monty Brinton/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Now we know why Lady Gaga dyed her pool blood-red for that American Horror Story: Hotel cast party. In a new cover story for Entertainment Weekly, we learn that Gaga’s AHS character has a unique obsession with the sticky red stuff.Show creator Ryan Murphy reveals that Gaga’s character, The Countess, maintains her youthful glow by drinking human blood. He says she’s not a vampire, though.“I prefer the term ‘ancient blood virus,’ ” Murphy says. “It’s really a form of hemophilia, in a way.”The Countess -- who owns the mysterious Hotel Cortez -- is also entangled in a love triangle with the similarly blood-obsessed Donovan, played by Matt Bomer, and a male model named Tristan, played by Finn Wittrock. Angela Bassett plays Ramona Royale, an actress and former lover of The Countess seeking revenge.But we'd think twice before messing with The Countess, especially since she wears a fashionable, yet deadly chainmail glove. “She’s extremely strong,” Gaga says. “She’s been through so much. It’s kind of impossible for anything to penetrate her.”The singer tells the mag she’s relishing the show’s macabre storyline.  “I’ve just been weeping while I’m here because I have returned to something I’ve believed in so much, which is the art of darkness,” Gaga tells the mag. “It’s not something that everyone understands, but, for the people that do -- Horror Storyfans, my fans -- there is a true connection between us, and it’s a language within itself.”American Horror Story: Hotel premieres October 7 on FX.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Working on a Screenplay Together


Justin Stephens/ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are not only friends, they're now colleagues.The two are collaborating on a comedic screenplay in which they'll play sisters, the Hunger Games star told the New York Times. They have 100 pages written so far."We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up," Lawrence said of her work with Schumer. "I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing Trainwreck."Lawrence explained she first reached out via email to Schumer after seeing Trainwreck a few months ago.  "[I] said, 'I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I’m in love with you,'" she recalled.They began a correspondence, and then found themselves texting each other. Soon after, Schumer invited Lawrence to go on vacation with her and her friends."We really hit it off, to say the least,” Lawrence said. "[Writing this film has] been the most fun experience of my life."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Josh Duggar Enters 'Long-Term Treatment Center'


TLC(NEW YORK) -- Days after Josh Duggar admitted to being unfaithful to his wife, Anna, it's been revealed on his family's website that he is getting help at a facility."We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear," the Duggar family wrote Wednesday on the family website.The statement continued, "Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future."After reports surfaced that Duggar had a subscription to the cheating website Ashley Madison, in an original statement he admitted to being addicted to porn, which has since been cut from the family page."I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife," his statement from last Thursday now reads.Duggar, who has four children with wife Anna, also has been in the news in recent months for actions that happened more than 12 years ago. According to police reports that surfaced years later, Duggar inappropriately touched minor girls, including his sisters. He later apologized for his "inexcusable" actions and his sisters came forward and spoke about the past events."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," Duggar wrote on Facebook back in May.TLC cancelled the Duggar family's show 19 Kids and Counting last month after the news broke.A rep for the family has not responded to a request for further comment.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Confirmed for "Dancing with the Stars"


FOX(NEW YORK) -- After turning down the offer for the past four years, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is finally taking the plunge: he'll be part of the cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars season 21.He tells US Weekly magazine that his buddy Joey Fatone of 'N SYNC talked him into it.  Joey competed on the show in seasons four and 15. "He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, 'It's a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it'll teach you a lot of stuff,'" Nick said of Joey.Nick says he also wanted to do the show to see if he could get further than his little brother, Aaron Carter.  During season nine, he came in fifth with partner Karina Smirnoff."There's a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there's a little something inside of me that says, 'Okay, I'm going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than what he did!'" Nick tells US Weekly.You'd think that Nick would be a ringer, considering the dance routines he's been performing with Backstreet for years, but he claims he's nothing special."I never considered myself a great dancer. Even though funny enough I've danced my entire life, I might have had a little insecurity on that end," he tells the magazine. "But I felt this time around I had some time and I think it'll be a cool experience. I think they can teach me some stuff...it'll be a great experience to learn how to ballroom dance."Nick says he also hopes the show will whip him into shape. "I have a tendency to get overweight pretty damn fast so dancing has always kept me slim," he laughs.There have been quite a few boy banders on DWTS over the years in addition to Nick and Joey; Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees and 'N SYNC's Lance Bass have also competed.Other confirmed DWTS cast members are Bindi Irwin, daughter of late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, and triple crown jockey Victor Espinoza. The rest of the cast will be revealed September 2 on ABC's Good Morning America. Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Joy Behar Can't Wait to Take on Donald Trump, the Duggars on "The View"


ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Joy Behar couldn’t stay away from The View.  After announcing Tuesday that she'll return to the daytime talk show next month, she revealed that she's coming back because she doesn’t want to miss out on all the fun.  And by "fun," she means making fun of celebrities in the news."I spent two years where I didn’t ever have to think about Kim Kardashian or the Duggars and it was really kind of nice," Behar said Wednesday on Good Morning America, referring to her 2013 departure from the shw after 16 seasons. "But I remembered…all the wonderful things, fun I had over there.""I though, 'Let me go back and try and have some more fun. That’s why I’m back," Behar explained. "I want to stick my two cents in. That’s my main goal in life."For Behar, the first topics to tackle will not be a hard choice. "Look, what’s going on with Donald Trump right now...and you just talked about the Duggars and how it’s not a very good idea, it’s not godly for a woman to be angry," Behar said, referring to a story that aired on GMA Wednesday. "I think I’m going to show that it is godly for a woman to be angry."A familiar face to View viewers, Behar was the longest-running of the original co-hosts of the talk show created by Barbara Walters. She left in 2013 to pursue other professional opportunities, which included starring in her own one-woman show.Behar will be joined for the show’s 19th season by fellow newly-announced co-hosts Paula Faris and Candace Cameron Bure, along with the current panel of Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins. In addition, the show will feature appearances by regular contributors including former co-host Sherri Shepherd, Padma Lakshmi, Stacy London, Ana Navarro and Molly Sims.The new season of The View premieres Sept. 8.ABC Latest News | Latest News VideosCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Snooki Slams Rumor That Her Husband Had an Ashley Madison Account


ABC(NEW YORK) -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is standing up for her husband.The former reality TV star took to social media to slam a report that her husband, Jionni LaValle, may have had an Ashley Madison account."I really didn't even want to acknowledge this absurd story, but when my family is being bashed for no reason -- mama bear is gonna say what's up," she wrote on Instagram. "So no, my husband didn't sign up on that website to cheat on me. Honestly, if he wanted to cheat -- he would go out and do it. Not sign up on a website and pay for it. Jionni is a good guy and doesn't need his name being tarnished. Nor does our family. We did nothing wrong to deserve this."Polizzi, 27, and LaValle, 28, were married last year and have two children, Lorenzo, who turns 3 on Wednesday, and Giovanna, 11 months old. Polizzi, who shared a photo from her wedding day, wrote that she first laughed when she heard the Ashley Madison rumor, but felt compelled to comment after it became "news of the day.""The fact that the tabloids can deliberately make stories up and print things like 'Jionni LaValle ALLEGEDLY and MAY HAVE signed up on Ashley Madison' is absurd. I can see if there is proof in the story to make it legitimate, but to accuse my husband of something he had no idea about... HOW IS THAT LEGAL?" she wrote. "Jionni is the the most humble, respectful, and most loyal souls I know. I mean hello, that's why I married him. He's a stand up guy who loves his family more than anything in this world."She concluded her post by addressing LaValle directly."I love you babe," she wrote. "And even though I'm a pain in your ass, I know you would never cheat on me. Especially on a lame ass website. @jlavalle5 #myfamilyrocks."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Alison Sweeney Leaving "The Biggest Loser"


Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The Biggest Loser has suffered a big loss.Host Alison Sweeney is leaving the NBC weight-loss competition after 13 seasons, the show's producers announced Tuesday."After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season," producers said in a statement obtained by Access Hollywood.The former Days of Our Lives star had hosted The Biggest Loser since 2006, when she replaced original hostCaroline Rhea. Her successor has not yet been named.The 17th season of The Biggest Loser will begin shooting in September. A premiere date has not been announced.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Toys Get Global 'Unboxing' Event


Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- There has been an unboxing, can you feel it? Star Wars fans the world over will get their first look at toys and other products tied to The Force Awakensas part of a first-ever global toy "unboxing" event that will unfold over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, kicking off in Sydney, Australia on the morning of September 3.In what is being related to a rolling New Year's Eve type celebration, Lucasfilm notes the reveal will be carried live via The Star Wars YouTube channel starting with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 5:45 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Sept. 2 -- and continue in cities and countries including Toyko, Japan, Seoul, South Korea, Paris, France, and New York City. Each location will reveal a new Force Awakens toy for the first time.The grand finale will be held at Lucasfilm HQ in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT -- 11 a.m. Eastern -- on Thursday, Sept. 3.  A full schedule has been posted on StarWars.com.“Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga," Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. "They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition."Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasts into theaters December 18. Lucasfilm, like ABC News, is owned by Disney. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.