Entertainment » Celebrities http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment The latest Entertainment news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:05:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Why Drew Barrymore Is Ready for 40 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/why-drew-barrymore-is-ready-for-40/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/why-drew-barrymore-is-ready-for-40/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:52:25 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322656 ap drew barrymore mt 141211 16x9 608 Why Drew Barrymore Is Ready for 40

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Drew Barrymore can’t wait to hit 40.

The actress and mother of two will celebrate her 40th birthday Feb. 22.

“I’m so excited,” Barrymore told E! News at a holiday party for fashion and entertainment website Refinery29, where Barrymore is editor-at-large.

“I finally feel the age that I am and I’ll tell you why—I always felt older than the number I was,” she said. “I was always too mature and adult and raising myself or running a company or I’m only 19 and I’m a homeowner. Forty feels like where I’m at. It makes sense.”

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Barrymore is also enjoying married life with husband Will Kopelman and being a mom to their daughters, Olive, 2, and 8-month-old Frankie.

“I’m very happy,” Drew beamed. “Marriage is great and the kids are the best. I know that everyone says you’re supposed to treat your spouse as equal as your kids, but I struggle every day of who I love the most. I love them all!”

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‘The Walking Dead’ Still Dead to 2015 Golden Globes: 7 Snubs and Surprises http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/the-walking-dead-still-dead-to-2015-golden-globes-7-snubs-and-surprises/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/the-walking-dead-still-dead-to-2015-golden-globes-7-snubs-and-surprises/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:08:22 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322650

Out with the old, in with the new seems to be the theme for this year’s Golden Globe nominations.

Just a day after the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominations, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association welcomed newcomers “Jane the Virgin” on CW and “Transparent” on Amazon and left out previous favorites “Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family.”

That’s not all who got snubbed.

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Keep reading to see our list of snubs and surprises:

1. ‘The Walking Dead’

The AMC series remains the most popular show on television, but it might as well be dead to the HFPA, who haven’t thrown the show a bone since it was nominated in 2010 for best TV series, drama.

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2. ‘Modern Family’

After four years of love for “Modern Family” and its cast, the Globes have moved on. The show failed to score a single nomination, even though it garnered the most TV nominations from the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday. Even “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” the freshman comedy that won best TV series, musical or comedy, and earned a Globe for star Andy Samberg last year, came up empty.

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3. ‘Unbroken’

Usually, the Hollywood Foreign Press can’t resist Angelina Jolie. She scored a nomination for the box office bomb “The Tourist” in 2010 and her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” in 2012. But her latest film, “Unbroken,” which opens Christmas Day, failed to score a nomination for best drama or its director, Jolie.

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4. Bradley Cooper

“American Sniper” star Bradley Cooper came up empty again today. After being left off Wednesday’s SAG Awards nominees list, he once again missed the mark with the Foreign Press Association. The Clint Eastwood film, which opens Christmas Day, has so far been shut out of the awards race.

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5. ‘Interstellar’

Director Christopher Nolan is no stranger to snubs, and once again this year, he got no love for his space epic “Interstellar,” starring last year’s Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. The film was also left out of all the major categories, though it did manage to grab a nomination for best score by Hans Zimmer, which is more than it got from the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday.

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6. ‘Selma’

At least “Selma” rebounded well after being excluded from the SAG nominations. Like “American Sniper” and “Unbroken,” the MLK and voting rights biopic, which opens Christmas Day, was not completed in time to get screeners to SAG voters. Not so with the Globes. The film earned a nomination for best motion picture, drama, best director for Ava DuVernay and best actor for star David Oyelowo.

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7.  ’Boardwalk Empire’

Unlike other series, which go out with a trove of awards, “Boardwalk Empire,” which ended its fifth and final season in October, came up dry. HBO’s Prohibition era series won for the show and its star Steve Buscemi in 2011 and earned nominations in 2012 and 2013.

 

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21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Complete List http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/21st-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards-nominations-complete-list/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/21st-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards-nominations-complete-list/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:26:19 +0000 Lesley Messer http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322632

The nominations for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning, with the winners to be revealed during a live telecast on Jan. 25. The complete list of acting nominations are:

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
STEVE CARELL / John du Pont – “FOXCATCHER”
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Alan Turing – “THE IMITATION GAME”
JAKE GYLLENHAAL / Louis Bloom – “NIGHTCRAWLER”
MICHAEL KEATON / Riggan – “BIRDMAN”
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Stephen Hawking – “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER ANISTON / Claire Bennett – “CAKE”
FELICITY JONES / Jane Hawking – “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”
JULIANNE MOORE / Alice Howland-Jones – “STILL ALICE”
ROSAMUND PIKE / Amy Dunne – “GONE GIRL”
REESE WITHERSPOON / Cheryl Strayed – “WILD”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
ROBERT DUVALL / Joseph Palmer – “THE JUDGE”
ETHAN HAWKE / Mason, Sr. – “BOYHOOD”
EDWARD NORTON / Mike – “BIRDMAN”
MARK RUFFALO / Dave Schultz – “FOXCATCHER”
J.K. SIMMONS / Fletcher – “WHIPLASH”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Olivia – “BOYHOOD”
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY / Joan Clarke – “THE IMITATION GAME”
EMMA STONE / Sam – “BIRDMAN”
MERYL STREEP / The Witch – “INTO THE WOODS”
NAOMI WATTS / Daka – “ST. VINCENT”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“BIRDMAN”
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS / Jake
MICHAEL KEATON / Riggan
EDWARD NORTON / Mike
ANDREA RISEBOROUGH / Laura
AMY RYAN / Sylvia
EMMA STONE / Sam
NAOMI WATTS / Lesley

“BOYHOOD”
PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Olivia
ELLAR COLTRANE / Mason
ETHAN HAWKE / Mason, Sr.
LORELEI LINKLATER / Samantha

“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM / Mr. Moustafa
MATHIEU AMALRIC / Serge X.
ADRIEN BRODY / Dmitri
WILLEM DAFOE / Jopling
RALPH FIENNES / M. Gustave
JEFF GOLDBLUM / Dep. Kovacs
HARVEY KEITEL / Ludwig
JUDE LAW / Young Writer
BILL MURRAY / M. Ivan
EDWARD NORTON / Henckels
TONY REVOLORI / Zero
SAOIRSE RONAN / Agatha
JASON SCHWARTZMAN / M. Jean
LÉA SEYDOUX / Clotilde
TILDA SWINTON / Madame D
TOM WILKINSON / Author
OWEN WILSON / M. Chuck

“THE IMITATION GAME”
MATTHEW BEARD / Peter Hilton
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Alan Turing
CHARLES DANCE / Commander Denniston
MATTHEW GOODE / Hugh Alexander
RORY KINNEAR / Nock
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY / Joan Clarke
ALLEN LEECH / John Cairncross
MARK STRONG / Stewart Menzies

“THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”
CHARLIE COX / Jonathan Hellyer Jones
FELICITY JONES / Jane Hawking
SIMON McBURNEY / Frank Hawking
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Stephen Hawking
DAVID THEWLIS / Dennis Sciama
EMILY WATSON / Beryl Wilde

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

ADRIEN BRODY / Harry Houdini – “HOUDINI”
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Sherlock Holmes – “SHERLOCK: HIS LAST VOW”
RICHARD JENKINS / Henry Kitteridge – “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”
MARK RUFFALO / Ned Weeks – “THE NORMAL HEART”
BILLY BOB THORNTON / Lorne Malvo – “FARGO”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
ELLEN BURSTYN / Olivia Foxworth – “FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC”
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL / Nessa Stein – “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”
FRANCES McDORMAND / Olive Kitteridge – “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”
JULIA ROBERTS / Dr. Emma Brookner – “THE NORMAL HEART”
CICELY TYSON / Carrie Watts – “THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE”
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES”
WOODY HARRELSON / Martin Hart – “TRUE DETECTIVE”
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Rust Cohle – “TRUE DETECTIVE”
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND”
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER”
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE”
TATIANA MASLANY / Sarah/Coxima/Alison/Rachel/ – “ORPHAN BLACK”
Helena/Tony/Jennifer and Various Others
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY”
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY ”
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE”
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher – “SHAMELESS”
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY”
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker – “MODERN FAMILY:

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY”
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE”
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer – “VEEP”
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“BOARDWALK EMPIRE”
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson
PAUL CALDERON / Arquimedes
NICHOLAS CALHOUN / Sean
LOUIS CANCELMI / Mike D’Angelo
JOHN ELLISON CONLEE / Commodore
MICHAEL COUNTRYMAN / Frank Wilson
STEPHEN GRAHAM / Al Capone
DOMENICK LOMBARDOZZI / Ralph Capone
NOLAN LYONS / Enoch Thompson (young)
KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Thompson
BORIS McGIVER / Sheriff Smith Johnson
VINCENT PIAZZA / Charlie “Lucky” Luciano
PAUL SPARKS / Mickey Doyle
TRAVIS TOPE / Joe Hardy
SHEA WHIGHAM / Eli Thompson
ANATOL YUSEF / Meyer Lansky
MICHAEL ZEGEN / Benny Siegel

“DOWNTON ABBEY”
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
LILY JAMES / Lady Rose
ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
MATT MILNE / Alfred
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
ED SPELEERS / Jimmy Kent
CARA THEOBOLD / Ivy
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

“GAME OF THRONES”
JOSEF ALTIN / Pyp
JACOB ANDERSON / Grey Worm
JOHN BRADLEY / Samwell Tarly
DOMINIC CARTER / Janos Slynt
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne of Tarth
EMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys Targaryen
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime Lannister
BEN CROMPTON / Dolorous Edd
CHARLES DANCE / Tywin Lannister
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister
NATALIE DORMER / Margaery Tyrell
NATHALIE EMMANUEL / Missandei
IAIN GLEN / Ser Jorah Mormont
JULIAN GLOVER / Pycelle
KIT HARINGTON / Jon Snow
LENA HEADEY / Cersei Lannister
CONLETH HILL / Varys
RORY McCANN / Sandor “The Hound” Clegane
IAN McELHINNEY / Ser Barristan Selmy
PEDRO PASCAL / Oberyn Martell
DANIEL PORTMAN / Podrick Payne
MARK STANLEY / Grenn
SOPHIE TURNER / Sansa Stark
MAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark

“HOMELAND”
NUMAN ACAR / Hassan Haqqani
NAZANIN BONIADI / Fara Sherazi
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison
RUPERT FRIEND / Peter Quinn
RAZA JAFFREY / Aasar Khan
NIMRAT KAUR / Tasneem Qureishi
TRACY LETTS / Sen. Andrew Lockhart
MARK MOSES / Dennis Boyd
MICHAEL O’KEEFE / John Redmond
MANDY PATINKIN / Saul Berenson
LAILA ROBINS / Martha Boyd
MAURY STERLING / Max

“HOUSE OF CARDS”
MAHERSHALA ALI / Remy Danton
JAYNE ATKINSON / Catherine Durant
RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Rachel Posner
DEREK CECIL / Seth Grayson
NATHAN DARROW / Edward Meechum
MICHEL GILL / President Walker
JOANNA GOING / Tricia Walker
SAKINA JAFFREY / Linda Vasquez
MICHAEL KELLY / Doug Stamper
MOZHAN MARNÒ / Ayla Sayyad
GERALD McRANEY / Raymond Tusk
MOLLY PARKER / Jackie Sharp
JIMMI SIMPSON / Gavin Orsay
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“THE BIG BANG THEORY”
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz

“BROOKLYN NINE-NINE”
STEPHANIE BEATRIZ / Det. Rosa Diaz
DIRK BLOCKER / Hitchcock
ANDRE BRAUGHER / Capt. Ray Holt
TERRY CREWS / Sgt. Terry Jeffords
MELISSA FUMERO / Det. Amy Santiago
JOE LO TRUGLIO / Det. Charles Boyle
JOEL McKINNON MILLER / Scully
CHELSEA PERETTI / Gina Linetti
ANDY SAMBERG / Det. Jake Peralta

“MODERN FAMILY”
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
JASON BIGGS / Larry Bloom
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Flaca
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Ingalls
YVETTE FREEMAN / Irma
GERMAR TERRELL GARDNER / Charles Ford
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Ofc. Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
JULIE LAKE / Angie Rice
LAUREN LAPKUS / Susan Fischer
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
NATASHA LYONNE / Nicky Nichols
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
MATT McGORRY / Ofc. John Bennett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
ALYSIA REINER / Natalie “Fig” Figueroa
JUDITH ROBERTS / Taslitz
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
BARBARA ROSENBLAT / Miss Rosa
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
LORRAINE TOUSSAINT / Yvonne “Vee” Parker
LIN TUCCI / Anita DeMarco
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington

“VEEP”
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock

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James Earl Jones Having ‘Fascinating’ Time in Return to Broadway http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/james-earl-jones-having-fascinating-time-in-return-to-broadway/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/james-earl-jones-having-fascinating-time-in-return-to-broadway/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:18:50 +0000 Enjoli Francis http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322562

Award-winning actor James Earl Jones, 83, who takes the stage in the play “You Can’t Take it With You” as Grandpa Vanderhof, said it’s “wonderful” to be back on Broadway.

The comedic play, whose cast includes Rose Byrne, Kristine Nielsen, Annaleigh Ashford and Elizabeth Ashley, is about an engaged couple introducing their very different families to each other.

“It is ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ … These families are equal in dignity but not in wealth,” Jones said. “The wealth has set the other family, the boy’s family, apart in a way that’s not all that healthy and Grandpa knows that because he came from that world. … He was very aggressive, making an attempt at Wall St. Here’s a guy who I’ll say … tried then gave it up. But the other family has thrived and … the father of the groom is the epitome of the dignified American. … And he’s got this son. … And my granddaughter’s in love with him.”

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He called the experience “fascinating.”

“Every member of the cast carries the play. There’s no star. It’s not on my shoulders,” Jones said. “It’s on every one of our shoulders, and they do it beautifully. They’re really some sharpshooters.”

Jones, who provided the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, won the Voice Icon Award from the first-ever Voice Arts Awards in November.

He said Star Wars fans still come by the theater to get autographs.

“I love that they think well of it,” he said. “I’m very proud to have been a part of that. It’s a great cult growing up around the whole — good for George [Lucas] and good for everybody, including the mythologists that inspired George.”

A new Star Wars film is expected out in 2015.

As for Jones, despite all the accolades and achievements, he said he was still the same person who was born in Mississippi and raised on a Michigan farm.

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He remembers his grandfather’s advice to take things one step at a time.

“Every production I do is another step. Destiny — I don’t know what that is. … Just the step is what’s important,” he said.  “The journey is what’s important. I consider myself a journeyman actor. I love the phrase.”

ABC News’ Brinda Adhikari contributed to this story.

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Chris Rock on Ferguson, Black Progress and Future for His Kids http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/chris-rock-on-ferguson-black-progress-and-future-for-his-kids/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/chris-rock-on-ferguson-black-progress-and-future-for-his-kids/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:33:39 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322512 AP chris rock jtm 141201 16x9 608 Chris Rock on Ferguson, Black Progress and Future for His Kids

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Despite recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, Chris Rock remains optimistic about the future, especially for his daughters.

“I mean, I almost cry every day. I drop my kids off and watch them in the school with all these mostly white kids, and I got to tell you, I drill them every day: ‘Did anything happen today? Did anybody say anything?’ They look at me like I am crazy,” the father of two told New York magazine.

“It’s partly generational, but it’s also my kids grew up not only with a black president but with a black secretary of State, a black joint chief of staff, a black attorney general. My children are going to be the first black children in the history of America to actually have the benefit of the doubt of just being moral, intelligent people,” Rock said.

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Rock told interviewer Frank Rich that it’s not black people who have progressed so much as whites.

“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress,” Rock said. “There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years.”

He continued, “There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicer white people.”

After a grand jury in Missouri declined to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson last week for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, Rock took to Twitter to voice his displeasure of the decision.

“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect,” he wrote, quoting W.E.B. Du Bois.

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Mel B Reveals She Had a 4-Year Relationship With a Woman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/mel-b-reveals-she-had-a-4-year-relationship-with-a-woman/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/mel-b-reveals-she-had-a-4-year-relationship-with-a-woman/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:24:42 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322500 GTY melB ml 141201 16x9 608 Mel B Reveals She Had a 4 Year Relationship With a Woman

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Before Mel B married husband Stephen Belafonte, she was in a long relationship with a woman.

“I did have a four-year relationship with a woman,” she told The Guardian. “But I’ve been very happily married for seven years to a penis. Haha! An amazing guy.”

The former Spice Girl’s female love interest happened to be a mom whose children attended the same Los Angeles school as Mel B’s oldest daughter.

This isn’t the first time the “America’s Got Talent” judge, whose real name is Melanie Brown, has admitted to experimenting with the same sex.

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“I’ve definitely not been shy or been one to hold back,” the British recording artist shared. “If I wanted to try something, I did. I had a girlfriend. So what?”

But today, the 39-year-old mother of three insists, she’s a happily married woman.

“No, me and my husband are very tight and solid,” she told the U.K. newspaper. “But I will be the first one to compliment a woman, to say to my husband, ‘Oh, my God, look at her legs’; or ‘Doesn’t she look stunning?’ I do think women are gorgeous. Crazy but gorgeous.”

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Talk Fashion in New Golden Globes 2015 Promo http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/tina-fey-and-amy-poehler-talk-fashion-in-new-golden-globes-2015-promo/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/12/tina-fey-and-amy-poehler-talk-fashion-in-new-golden-globes-2015-promo/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:00:50 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322497 GTY tina fey amy poehler jtm 141201 16x9 608 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Talk Fashion in New Golden Globes 2015 Promo

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They’re back!

In a new promo for the 2015 Golden Globes, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, returning for their third appearance, joke about what they’ll be wearing for the big night.

In the video, the duo are dressed in formal black outfits, but say they have something else in mind for the Jan. 11 awards.

“Tina, everyone wants to know, who will you be wearing?” Poehler, the star of “Parks and Recreation,” asks her co-host and “30 Rock” alum Fey.

Fey says she’ll be wearing a romper with “cheese” and “ice skates,” while Poehler reveals she’ll be in an “ER bandage dress with stilts by the Ohio Stilt King.”

“That sounds gorgent,” Fey tells her friend.

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Enjoy the laughs, because Fey and Poehler will be making their final appearance as hosts of the Globes—or so they say.

“We’re doing it one last time and we’re done,” Fey told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM satellite radio show in October. “We’re both done after this, but it’s good. You don’t want to be a perennial host. It’s a lot of work and you want people to be like, ‘You want to leave the party early!’ You don’t want to be the last one at the party.”

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Tori Spelling Describes Hitting ‘Rock Bottom’ in Her Troubled Marriage http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/11/tori-spelling-describes-hitting-rock-bottom-in-her-troubled-marriage/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/11/tori-spelling-describes-hitting-rock-bottom-in-her-troubled-marriage/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:02:07 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322452 ht tori dr oz kb 141125 16x9 608 Tori Spelling Describes Hitting Rock Bottom in Her Troubled Marriage

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Tori Spelling has admittedly never handled stress well, but after her recent marital struggles, the reality star says she hit rock bottom, landing in the hospital for two weeks.

“I realize after being in the hospital for two weeks being away from my kids that that was my rock bottom, because they weren’t even fazed by me being in the hospital. They’re used to it. And I don’t want them to grow up thinking mom’s sick, so I need to change,” Spelling told Monday’s “Dr. Oz” show, where she appeared with her husband, Dean McDermott.

Spelling, 41, explained, “Anytime I would have emotional stress, for years, my whole life, I would just repress and keep going and keep going and no one knew, really. And it would just start coming out. I would be sick all the time, sinus, migraines, everything. I don’t want to keep going on like that. I’m at that place where I don’t like the way my kids see me. I don’t like them seeing me as sick.”

In order to change, the mother of four said, she is learning to put herself and her health first.

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“My problem is I put everyone before me,” she told the show’s host, Dr. Mehmet Oz. “And I think it really does go back to childhood, not feeling worthy enough that I should be allowed to be taking care of or I should have any worth to even eat, drink, you know, to get to me first. It’s all about my kids, my husband, everyone.”

Spelling’s biggest worry lately has been about her husband, whose infidelity, drug and alcohol use and suicide scare have rocked their marriage.

“I have clinical depression and I want people to know that there’s help out there,” McDermott, 48, told Dr. Oz. “You’re not alone and that’s what I’ve learned through this whole process is I’m not alone with the alcoholism and the drugs and the depression. You can get help.”

Meanwhile, both are working on rebuilding their marriage.

“I’ve asked him a lot,” Spelling said. “I’ve asked him to listen to me, to take care of me, take care of the kids, step up in our family, and he really has. He’s really working on himself and us.”

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How Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Plan to Manage 2 Babies http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/11/how-kristen-bell-and-dax-shepard-plan-to-manage-2-babies/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/11/how-kristen-bell-and-dax-shepard-plan-to-manage-2-babies/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:54:36 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322455 gty dax shepard kb 141125 16x9 608 How Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Plan to Manage 2 Babies

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard will have their hands full with a toddler and a newborn when baby No. 2 arrives.

No surprise, then, that the couple – already parents to daughter Lincoln, 20 months – is looking forward to some well-deserved time off together.

“The baby’s going to arrive right when we wrap our shows and we are both taking off tons of time to just canoodle as a family,” Shepard, 39, shared with People.

As for juggling two babies, the couple admits they are in new territory.

“I think we’ll probably get through it just like everybody else does, which is we’ll put it together day by day,” Bell, 34, told the magazine with a laugh.

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“We were told to pick up the oldest first if both are crying,” Shepard chimed in about advice they received for juggling two babies.

“It seems like a smart piece of advice. Since no one is imprinting memories of how you’re treating [Lincoln] already and the newborn doesn’t really know who’s holding them,” Bell added.

Joked Shepard, “We know the first one is great so we don’t want to ruin the first one. We’d rather roll the dice on the second one.”

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Kathy Griffin Mulls Replacing Joan Rivers on ‘Fashion Police’ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/11/kathy-griffin-mulls-replacing-joan-rivers-on-fashion-police/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/11/kathy-griffin-mulls-replacing-joan-rivers-on-fashion-police/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:51:54 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=322442 GTY kathy griffin joan rivers jtm 141124 16x9 608 Kathy Griffin Mulls Replacing Joan Rivers on Fashion Police

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Kathy Griffin is still mulling whether to take the late Joan Rivers’ place on “Fashion Police.”

“It’s definitely something that I’ve put a lot of thought into,” Griffin told People. “Obviously there is an emotional tie for me because Joan was such a good friend of mine, a close friend, truly a mentor – but also a legit friend. We talked about everything, and we joked about everything on the table, so it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while and I think it’s something they’ve been thinking about too.”

Earlier this month, Griffin revealed that she had been offered the job after the 81-year-old comedian’s death in September.

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She told People that she’d even discussed joining the show with Rivers while she was still alive.

“Ironically, she and I talked about it many times,” Griffin said. “She would joke that, no matter what, I should always get 10 percent less than she got.”

Griffin joked that she has the experience it takes for the job.

“I have been a fashion ‘don’t’ for years!” she said. “I used to actually laminate my ‘What Was She Thinking?’ pictures and put them on my refrigerator, but they then covered the entire wall. I am not afraid to be a ‘do’ or a ‘don’t.’ We’ll see what happens.”

In September, E! Network, which airs the show, said in a statement that it would go on without Rivers: “We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, Jan. 12.”

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