Entertainment http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment The latest Entertainment news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:32:47 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Miss America Asks School to Reverse Suspension for Student’s Prom Stunt http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/miss-america-asks-school-to-reverse-suspension-for-students-prom-stunt/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/miss-america-asks-school-to-reverse-suspension-for-students-prom-stunt/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:32:47 +0000 Liz Fields http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317476 GTY nina davuluri jt 140420 16x9 608 Miss America Asks School to Reverse Suspension for Students Prom Stunt

Nina Davuluri attends the grand opening of the USO Warrior and Family Center on April 1, 2014 in Bethesda, Md. Kris Connor/Getty Images

Miss America is pleading with a Pennsylvania high school to reconsider their decision to suspend a student for simply asking the beauty pageant winner to go to the prom with him.

Nina Davuluri, who won the title Miss America 2014, made the appeal on the Miss America Organization’s Facebook page Saturday, writing that she was “flattered” when Patrick Farves, 18, gave her a flower and invited her to the dance during a presentation she was giving at Central York High School on Thursday.

“I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision,” Davuluri wrote on the page.

Davuluri, 25, also said that her travel schedule prevented her from actually attending the prom, adding that she encourages young people to “follow their dreams” and is inspired by their “enthusiasm and aspirations.”

Farves’ smooth moves got him in trouble with school officials who slapped the teen with a three-day suspension after he ignored their advance warnings telling him not to pull the stunt. The school had somehow learned about ahead of time.

Davuluri was originally was at the school to deliver a talk on science, technology, engineering and math studies.

Central York High School did not immediately respond to calls to ABC News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Surprise! Alex O’Loughlin Is a Married Man http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/alex-oloughlin-gets-married/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/alex-oloughlin-gets-married/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:28:36 +0000 Rachael Ellenbogen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317464 GTY alex oloughlin malia jones sr 140418 16x9 608 Surprise! Alex OLoughlin Is a Married Man

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Apparently, marriage reveals come in twos!

Alex O’Loughlin is a married man!

This news comes the same day as the news of Debbie Matenopoulos’ marriage and pregnancy.

The ‘Hawaii Five-0′ actor married his surfer girlfriend Malia Jones recently on the Hawaiian islands, where they live, a rep for the actor told People Magazine. The couple were first seen together in November 2012.

The duo welcomed their son, Lion, back in October. He is their first child together, but both have a child from previous relationships.  O’Loughlin has a teenage son, Saxon, while Jones has Spike, her four-year-old son.

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Debbie Matenopoulos Reveals She’s Married and Pregnant http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/debbie-matenopoulos-reveals-shes-married-and-pregnant/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/debbie-matenopoulos-reveals-shes-married-and-pregnant/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:29:43 +0000 Rachael Ellenbogen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317452 GTY debbie matenopoulos jef 140418 16x9 608 Debbie Matenopoulos Reveals Shes Married and Pregnant

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Former ‘The View’ co-host Debbie Matenopoulos, 39, shared a double dose of news with People Magazine – she’s married and pregnant!

Matenopoulos married Jon Falcone, a 36-year-old photographer, in Greece over the summer after two years of dating. The two met through mutual friends in 2012 and have been together since.

“I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!” she tells People.

She continued: “We had a secret eloping ceremony at a title monastery. I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby.”

The TV personality was in Greece working on her new recipe book, “It’s All Greek to Me,” when she decided to elope. This is Matenopoulos’ second marriage, but her first child.  The baby is due in October, but she isn’t sure she wants to know the baby’s gender just yet.

As for any strange cravings she’s having: “I’m not craving anything per se, but I have become ravenously hungry. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and chug orange juice and I’ve never liked orange juice! I’m a monster.”

On May 15, pregnant Matenopoulos will join all of the present and former co-hosts of ‘The View’ for Barbara Walter’s special farewell episode.

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Miley Cyrus Remains Hospitalized, Two More Shows Canceled http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/miley-cyrus-remains-hospitalized-two-more-shows-canceled/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/miley-cyrus-remains-hospitalized-two-more-shows-canceled/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:24:19 +0000 Rachael Ellenbogen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317444 HT miley cyrus jef 140415 16x9 608 Miley Cyrus Remains Hospitalized, Two More Shows Canceled

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Nashville and Louisville mark two more concert stops Miley Cyrus will miss due to her hospitalization — and she’s sick of it.

“sick of waking up to needles,” Cyrus tweeted early Friday (April 18) morning. “#goingthruit #floydfriday

The former Disney Channel star has been hospitalized in Kansas City since Tuesday for an extreme allergic reaction to a prescribed antibiotic, according to her rep.

Since being admitted to the hospital, many have been wondering when Cyrus will be discharged and how many of her “Bangerz” tour dates will be canceled or postponed. Apparently, some people have been spreading rumors about the singer’s health condition and she isn’t taking too kindly to it.

“shut the f*** up & let me heal,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer tweeted April 17. “stop scaring my family, friends, & fans.”

She continued: “So many ignorant stories out there no one is reading the official statement and these dumb asses are scaring my fans.”

The singer also posted a “hospyselfie” to her Instagram account on April 17 .

“This type of extreme reaction can last from 5 to 27 days in these types of cases,” Cyrus’s rep said. “She will remain hospitalized and is under a Doctor’s care until we see some improvement in her condition … Miley is devastated about missing shows and possibly disappointing her fans.”

The Nashville concert has been postponed to Aug. 7 and the Louisville show for Aug. 9. No word on which of Cyrus’s other tour stops will be postponed, as of yet.

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See the Toddler Who Proposed to Prince George http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/see-the-toddler-who-proposed-to-prince-george/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/see-the-toddler-who-proposed-to-prince-george/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:16:44 +0000 Katie Kindelan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317438  

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Prince George crawls, has a voice that could “match any lion’s roar,” according to his dad, and sells out any stroller, romper or shoes he’s spotted in.

What’s not to love?

Nothing according to one young cougar who wore her heart on her sleeve, or her onesie, on Wednesday in New Zealand to grab the attention of Prince George’s parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate.

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Dressed to kill in a tutu and waving a Union Jack flag, 11-month-old RubyCate Blitz professed her love for the nearly nine-month-old prince with a top that read, “Marry Me George.”

RubyCate got a lift from her father, Rob Blitz, in order to stand heads and shoulders above the crowds of New Zealanders who came out to welcome the royal family at a stop they made in Wellington on their multi-week tour through New Zealand and Australia.

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It all worked for RubyCate who managed to catch the eye of Prince William, 31, who asked her name and told her parents, Rob and Marqueney Blitz, that she is “absolutely beautiful.”

Photos captured Prince William with his mouth agape as he looked at the girl proposing to his first child before calling Kate, 32, over to meet her as well.

“My daughter’s going to marry your son,” Marqueney Blitz told Duchess Kate, according to New Zealand’s The Dominion Post.

“That was so exciting,” Blitz told the newspaper after, adding she planned to make a t-shirt for RubyCate for every future Royal visit.

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“It’s a done deal,” she said.

While Prince George was not on hand to see RubyCate’s proposal, the young royal has been the star of his family’s first official trip overseas since his birth in London last July.

George was greeted in New Zealand with a playdate arranged just for him at the Government House in New Zealand, where he was described as “very intrepid” by one parent attendee and as the baby who “owned the place” by another.

When William, Kate and George arrived in Sydney later Wednesday, Prince George was introduced to local dignitaries while being held alternatively by his mom and dad.

Later that day, Prince George — dressed in a sailboat-embroidered romper — was gifted a giant stuffed wombat by Australia’s Governor-General.  George greeted the stuffed animal with a smile, as did his father, William, who was nicknamed ‘wombat’ by his mother, Princess Diana.

The hype surrounding Prince George’s adorableness even led to rumors that a sibling for him was on the way after Prince William told a woman who made a gift for Prince George that she might need to make another one.

Those rumors were quelled when Duchess Kate was spotted sipping wine and doing adventurous sightseeing like a whitewater jet boat ride.

For young want-to-be princesses like RubyCate, however, Prince George may be the only prince they need.

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Ashton and Mila Share Comical ‘Peanut’ Photo http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/ashton-and-mila-share-comical-peanut-photo/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/ashton-and-mila-share-comical-peanut-photo/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:55:07 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317428 ht ashton kutcher mila kunis wy 140417 16x9 608 Ashton and Mila Share Comical Peanut Photo

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Perhaps Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are trying to tell us something.

The pair struck a quizzical pose on Wednesday at the World’s Largest Peanut Monument in Ashburn, Georgia. Kutcher shared the photo of the two of them looking playfully perplexed beneath another photo of the 20-foot-tall monument that proclaims “Georgia 1st in Peanuts.”

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Kutcher captioned the photo: “Worlds largest peanut. @itskunismilena.”

The comical photo could be the couple’s way of confirming reports of their own little “peanut.”

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Reportedly Engaged! See the Ring

Multiple media outlets have reported that the couple is expecting. Though neither have yet to confirm, Kunis appeared to be sporting a baby bump in a loose-fitting black Thakoon dress at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards.

Kutcher, 36, and Kunis, 30, have been dating for almost two years. She first stepped out wearing a huge rock in February, but the couple has made no public comments about their relationship status either.

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Joan Rivers Slams Gwyneth Paltrow — Again! http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/joan-rivers-slams-gwyneth-paltrow-again/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/joan-rivers-slams-gwyneth-paltrow-again/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:44:45 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317417 ht joan rivers gwyneth paltrow kb 140417 16x9 608 Joan Rivers Slams Gwyneth Paltrow    Again!

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The war-of-words between Joan Rivers and Gwyneth Paltrow continues.

During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday, Rivers took a swipe at the actress when asked about the biggest backlash she’s ever gotten from her “Fashion Police” critiques.

“The worst criticism was, ugh, Gwyneth Paltrow,” the comedian answered with a groan. “She came and yelled at us. But she stood up. She can’t sit down, cause she’s got a stick up her rear end.”

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The 80-year-old comedian added: “The world’s most beautiful woman voted by Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder. Not my favorite.”

Cohen then quipped, “Boy, you love a Helen Keller joke, don’t you.”

It’s not the first time the two stars have taken jabs at each other.

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Last year, the 41-year-old Oscar winner took a swipe at Rivers when discussing cosmetic procedures with Harper’s Bazaar.

“I’ve probably tried everything,” Paltrow told the magazine. “I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”

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Neil Patrick Harris’ Twins ‘Have a Lot of Questions’ About His Broadway Role http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/neil-patrick-harris-twins-have-a-lot-of-questions-about-his-broadway-role/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/neil-patrick-harris-twins-have-a-lot-of-questions-about-his-broadway-role/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:26:41 +0000 Katie Kindelan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317377

After spending years living in the Los Angeles area — where the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” was filmed — Neil Patrick Harris has made the move to New York with his partner, David Burtka, and twin toddlers, Gideon and Harper.

Harris is now starring on Broadway in the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and, while he adjusts to playing a transsexual, down-on-her-luck East German rocker on stage, he said his family is having fun adjusting to their new hometown.

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“The parks are amazing.  The children’s museums are amazing,” Harris, 40, said today on “Good Morning America.”  “A carousel will be on the water in Brooklyn and you get to just go there and experience it, so I’m loving the experiential elements of just living the life here.”

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“We were so excited for this chapter to begin,” he said of the cross-country move.  “The kids start into preschool soon and we’re renovating a brownstone that we bought that we’re really looking forward to living in.”

Harris’ transformation into Hedwig, a transgender woman from East Berlin after a botched sex change, requires nearly two hours of hair and makeup before each show.

The actor’s three-year-old twins have seen their dad getting ready to take the stage and, “have a lot of questions.”

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“Gideon and Harper did come to the dressing room and see me getting made up,” Harris said.  “They think it’s hilarious.  Harper loves the glitter.  They both like the nail polish so they think all of that is very funny.”

As for the twins’ questions, Harris said he and Burtka feel it’s important for Gideon and Harper to know what their fathers do. Burtka is also an actor who has had roles in “The West Wing” and “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” according to IMDB.

“We’ve been dressing up with them for a long time, Halloween costumes and things,” Harris said.  “I think it’s important they know what we do as opposed to just, ‘Papa’s going to work and we don’t talk about that.’”

“I’m really proud,” Harris said of “Hedwig,” currently in previews at the Belasco Theater.

While there is a lot to love about New York City, Harris does have one complaint after moving from sunny California.

“The weather blows sometimes,” he said.  “What’s with the cold?”

“I’m glad that it’s suddenly starting to be Spring.”


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First Look at Thandie Newton’s Baby Boy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/first-look-at-thandie-newtons-baby-boy/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/first-look-at-thandie-newtons-baby-boy/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:15:30 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317381 HY Thandie Newton1 ml 140417 16x9 608 First Look at Thandie Newtons Baby Boy


Third-time mom Thandie Newton appears blissful in a recent photo she posted with her new baby boy.

It’s the first glimpse of Newton’s latest addition, Booker Jombe Parker. She shared the snap Tuesday on Twitter, along with the words, “Happy holidays.”

The 41-year-old actress and and her writer-director husband Ol Parker welcomed their son March 3.

Thandie Newton Pregnant with Third Child

“Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday,” Newton tweeted soon after his birth.

Later she added more details on her home delivery. “My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint — and Carole Goddard @PhoenixMidwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!”

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The “Crash” actress announced her pregnancy in September.

She and Parker, who have been married 15 years, are also parents to daughters, Ripley, 12, and Nico, 8.




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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Porsha Williams Charged With Battery http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/real-housewives-of-atlanta-star-porsha-williams-charged-with-battery/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/04/real-housewives-of-atlanta-star-porsha-williams-charged-with-battery/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:33:41 +0000 Luchina Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=317367 GTY porsha williams mug shot housewives sk 140417 16x9 608 Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Porsha Williams Charged With Battery

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Looks like there’s more to the scuffle between “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-stars Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore.

Williams, who posed for the mug shot above, was charged with simple battery after a reported altercation between her and Moore during the taping of the show’s reunion episode.

Williams, 31, the ex-wife of former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart, was booked and released at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta Wednesday, her rep told E! News. She left on a $2,000 bond, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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“She is charged with one misdemeanor count of simple battery stemming from an incident that occurred during the taping of the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion episode,” Williams’ rep told E! “Although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams is fully cooperating with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name.”

It’s unclear who made the formal allegation.

A rep for Moore last month denied that any brawl took place between the two stars.

“Miss Moore was not engaged in any physical altercation,” her rep told ABC News. “She adamantly condones violence and would never be involved in such behavior.”

Moore, 43, also tweeted, “one thing u will NEVER see me do is fight. Your brain and tongue are your most powerful weapons.”

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Reports of a scuffle first surfaced in late March.

“A fight broke out that had to be broken up,” People magazine quoted a source.

Since then, other cast members have spoken out.

Kandi Burruss, Williams’ pal on the show, told Bethenny Frankel on her show airing today, “I can’t tell you everything, but she [Williams] was pushed. Yeah, she [Williams] definitely was provoked, I would think.”

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Andy Cohen, who hosted the reunion show, which will air Sunday, also confirmed an altercation took place on the latest episode of “Ask Andy.”

“They stood up, I think I stood up pretty quickly. It was such a flash, and it started to escalate,” he said. “I was trying to prevent it, and a couple other people jumped in, too. To me, it came out of nowhere. The other women felt Kenya provoked her a bit. I was so shocked and surprised.”

He added, “I think it’s gross. And I think it just totally inappropriate. It’s wrong. It’s not entertaining. It’s just bad.”

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