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Carrie Underwood Has Baby Boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher

Carrie Underwood Has Baby Boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher

ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) -- Carrie Underwood is a mom!The American Idol winner turned country superstar and her hockey-star husband, Mike Fisher, welcomed son Isaiah Michael Fisher Feb. 27, Underwood announced Tuesday on Instagram."Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born on February 27. Welcome to the world, sweet angel!" she wrote.

 

Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born on February 27. Welcome to the world, sweet angel!

A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Mar 3, 2015 at 7:33am PST

 

Underwood, 31, announced her pregnancy on Labor Day by posting a sweet picture with her dogs."In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!" Underwood wrote.The picture featured her two dogs wearing shirts that said they were going to be a big brother and big sister to a new baby.A couple months later, Underwood's co-host at the Country Music Awards, Brad Paisley, let slip that she was having a baby boy.Underwood later told ABC Radio that she'd planned to announce the baby's sex during the show all along, but she didn't let Paisley in on the secret until the very last minute."Brad's got loose lips. He's a blabbermouth!" Underwood said with a laugh. "So, I was like, 'I'm not gonna tell you until we're ready for the rest of the world to know, 'cause I know you'll tell people.'"She and her husband both had a feeling they were having a baby boy, but had the doctor write down the baby's gender for them to look at when they were ready. They took the envelope containing the news of the baby's sex with them to a nice restaurant."[It was] just the two of us in a nicer setting, but we both knew," she said. "So, that was just confirming our suspicions. We didn't really speak of it before, 'cause we were both just like, 'Whatever. It's all good.' But we knew it was a boy."Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Faith Hill Recovering from Neck Surgery

Faith Hill Recovering from Neck Surgery

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- When country music star Faith Hill hit the red carpet at the Academy Awards with a sleek, new pixie cut last month, fans were concerned when they spotted a scar on her neck.“Faith Hill has quite the neck scar! Hope she's OK,” one supporter wrote, while another added: "Just saw Faith Hill on the Red Carpet. Anybody know what that big scar on her neck is from?”Citing a source, People magazine has reported that the 47-year-old, five-time Grammy Award winner is recovering from neck surgery. The source told People that Hill, the wife of fellow country music star, Tim McGraw, had surgery in January to correct damage caused by an old injury.Representatives for Hill confirmed the report to ABC News.Patrick Gomez, a staff writer for People, said Hill has been dealing with this issue for some time. He also said the “This Kiss” singer first underwent surgery in 2011 to help alleviate issues related to an injury sustained years before.Doctors say the procedure Hill underwent is called anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and that it’s very common.“We find it in elderly patients very frequently, but it can also occur in younger patients who have experienced some kind of trauma," said Dr. Joshua Bederson, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery for Mount Sinai Health System, who did not treat Hill. "It does occur spontaneously from time to time.”"Since the neck is so mobile any kind of minor injury can lead to a herniated disc or compression of the nerves," Bederson said.Hill, who has three children, isn’t speaking publicly about her recovery, but the surgery isn’t slowing her down. She attended several parties following her husband’s Oscar tribute to country music singer Glen Campbell."Faith has been going to physical therapy and the source says her recovery is going well and Faith is getting better and better," Gomez said.

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“The Bachelor” Recap: The Women Tell All

“The Bachelor” Recap: The Women Tell All

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- The Bachelor: The Women Tell All special had it all on Monday night: heartfelt conversations, tears, and an onion.The eliminated ladies from the current season of The Bachelor gathered to reflect on their romances with Chris Soules, and to revisit old feuds. The two finalists, Whitney and Becca, were not present.Let's start with the bachelorette who was eliminated on last week's episode: Kaitlyn. She told host Chris Harrison she was confident heading into the rose ceremony in Bali, which is why she was so confused by her dismissal.Later, Soules explained to her that he faced a difficult decision between the final three, comparing it to throwing darts at a dartboard. Kaitlyn wondered why he didn't give her the opportunity to chat privately before the ceremony, as he had with Becca. Soules agreed that in hindsight he should have done that, but he did the best he could at the time.Jade, who was sent home during the hometown visits episode after revealing her Playboy past, also had the opportunity to speak directly with Soules. She was upset that Soules said it was awkward for him to look at her Playboy photos and video. He said he was being honest with her, and that her experience with Playboy was not the reason he let her go.  The Women Tell All was also highlighted by the return of the most polarizing contestants of the season, Kelsey and Britt.Kelsey insisted that she was not trying to manipulate Soules or curry empathy from him when she referred to the loss of her husband as an "amazing" story, as she had been accused of doing by some of the other women. Kelsey also said she did not believe she was better than the other bachelorettes, despite how she was depicted on the show.Kelsey mended fences somewhat with Ashley I., with whom she went on the two-on-one date in South Dakota that ended with both being eliminated. She conceded that she felt "raw anger" when she mocked Ashley during the date, and she apologized.Britt cried early and often during Monday's special, mostly because of her interactions with Carly. She said Carly was friendly to her face during the season but was critical of her to Soules and to the cameras. Britt believed that if Carly had not meddled in her relationship with Soules, she would have remained in the competition.  In the strangest moment of the night, Harrison had a brief conversation with Ashley S., the bachelorette who mistook a pomegranate for an onion. She presented him with what she called a "hosting gift": an onion, naturally.When asked if she had put on an act for the cameras during the season, she claimed she hadn't. An excited Harrison invited her to appear on the next season of Bachelor in Paradise, but he didn't get a straight answer from Ashley; instead, she stated, "It's so weird that we're on TV."The Bachelor season ends next Monday night with Soules proposing to either Whitney or Becca...or perhaps neither of them.

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Jon Stewart Confronts WWE Nemesis in the Ring

Jon Stewart Confronts WWE Nemesis in the Ring

Martin Crook(NEW YORK) -- After two weeks of back and forth with WWE villain Seth Rollins, Jon Stewart confronted his nemesis in the ring on Monday night -- and kicked him where it hurts.Stewart called out Rollins in a YouTube video on Feb. 19, days after Rollins declared on the WWE program Monday Night Raw, "I could take over as host of The Daily Show for Jon Stewart and make that thing actually watchable."Rollins then surprised Stewart on The Daily Show last week, inviting him to appear on Monday Night Raw. Stewart did just that last night, and he continued to needle Rollins.Stewart angered Rollins by making fun of the blond streak in the wrestler's otherwise dark hair. The crowd at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center laughed when Stewart joked, "How could I make a fool out of a man dressed like a SWAT team stripper with Lady Gaga's hair?Rollins responded by grabbing Stewart by his suit jacket and shaking him. However, when another wrestler caused a distraction, Stewart took the opportunity to kick Rollins in the groin and slip out of the ring.Stewart announced last month he is stepping down from The Daily Show later this year.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

“Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Returns with an Inhuman Twist

“Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Returns with an Inhuman Twist

ABC/Bob D'Amico(NEW YORK) -- With ABC's well-received limited-run series Marvel's Agent Carter all wrapped up, Marvel's: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to the network Tuesday night. Series star Ming Na Wen, who plays butt-kicking secret agent Melinda May, tells ABC Radio that fans should brace for an "incredibly intense" start to the second half of the show's sophomore season. The show ended with a cliffhanger. The agent fans knew as Skye had just been revealed as an Inhuman -- a person with the potential to receive superheroic abilities; in fact, she was revealed as the Marvel comics character Daisy Johnson AKA Quake. As her name suggests, Quake has seismic powers, which lead to the death of one of her teammates. Wen hints the season delves into how Chloe Bennet's character comes to terms with her literally earth-shaking gifts -- and how her former teammates deal with her."With the introduction of the Inhumans and having one of our own becoming that," Wen says, "it brings a lot of the unknown into the S.H.I.E.L.D. world. Where at one point we knew about...the Thors of the world, or the aliens...But to have the Inhumans, and not quite understanding if their powers are for good or evil...we enter a much more dangerous field."For fans of the show -- and for Wen herself -- there's always speculation about whether some of the series' characters will eventually end up on the big screen. "No one's told me anything yet," she insists.One thing is apparent: Agent May won't appear in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. "I was still hoping for that phone call like, 'Hey, come on out to New Zealand for a quick scene,'" Wen laughed, adding, "I can't wait to see it to see how it all connects with our show."Marvel's: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs at 9 p.m. Eastern time.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Suzanne Somers Weighs In on Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Speech

Suzanne Somers Weighs In on Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Speech

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech, in which she called for wage equality, resonates with Suzanne Somers.For years the actress has claimed she was fired from the hit sitcom Three's Company in 1981 because she wanted to be paid equal to the male TV stars of the day.

Somers said in an interview with ABC Radio, "I still don't think they should have fired me for asking to be paid commensurate with the men."Somers agrees with what Arquette had to say at the Oscars a little over a week ago, when Arquette accepted her best supporting actress award for Boyhood.

Somers declares, "If you are selling more tickets than the man in the movie or the TV series, and you've got the talent, then you deserve to be paid commensurately. Because it's show business."

Somers will compete on the upcoming season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, premiering March 16.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Why Cameron Diaz Quit Social Media Last Year

Why Cameron Diaz Quit Social Media Last Year

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Cameron Diaz hasn't tweeted since September, 16, 2014. Why? Because she quit social media altogether. "I think social media is a crazy-a** experiment on society," she tells Cosmopolitan U.K. "The way people use it to get validation from a bunch of strangers is dangerous. What's the point?"Besides, Diaz is busy being a newlywed with rocker Benji Madden. The two tied the knot in January. It may be safe to assume the two rarely leave the bed. Diaz told the magazine that sex is "something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons."Still, it's not the only form of exercise Diaz does regularly. In fact, the Annie star encourages everyone to work out."You have to just do it. Once you commit and really put in the effort, your body goes, 'Oh, it's not OK to be without this.' People say, 'My body rejects exercise.' No, it doesn't.  Your mind rejects exercise," she explained.But that doesn't mean Diaz doesn't occasionally indulge in sweets. "Well being is an equation. Remember, you don't have to have the whole cake, you can have a piece. Don't deprive yourself. Have fun. Just be self-aware," she said. "If your equation is 80 percent good, 20 percent bad most of the time, then a little movement toward the center isn't going to affect you much."Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jared Leto Cuts Hair and Shaves Beard for Joker Role

Jared Leto Cuts Hair and Shaves Beard for Joker Role

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Jared Leto has undergone quite the transformation to prepare for his role as The Joker in an upcoming DC Comics film.The Oscar winner has cut his hair short and shaved his beard for Suicide Squad. He documented his new look on Instagram Monday, first by posting a photo of someone holding a pair of scissors to his ponytail. He wrote, "I miss my beard already."Leto later shared a picture of himself with his new hairdo and a clean-shaven face. He wrote, "...#gone!"Suicide Squad, which will also star Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis, will see a number of DC's signature supervillains come together for a secret government operation. The movie is scheduled to open Aug. 5, 2016.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Maggie Smith Says 6th Season of “Downton Abbey” Should Be ‘Last One’

Maggie Smith Says 6th Season of “Downton Abbey” Should Be ‘Last One’

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Maggie Smith just celebrated her 80th birthday, but says she'll keep working in television and film as long as physically possible.“When you’re not working it’s scary, and when you are working it’s scary, because you don’t know if you’ve got the energy to get through the day. But the bleakness of not doing it, and missing out on the friendships that you make, is too much to bear," she told U.K.'s The Sunday Times.In fact, Smith just started filming the sixth season of her hit show Downton Abbey, but admits this is probably the last season -- at least for her.“They say this is the last one, and I can’t see how it could go on,” Smith added. “I mean, I certainly can’t keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We’re into the late 1920s.”One drawback from this huge show has been that Smith now has to deal with real celebrity."What’s sad is I’ve gone through my whole life without any of that. I could go round galleries and things on my own and I just can’t do it now. If someone decides to get at you, you can’t get away," she added. “What’s awful is it used to be just autographs, but now everyone wants photographs. You begin to feel like all those people who believed photographs took the soul away. There’s nothing like privacy, but nobody will have that soon. Nobody’s private anymore.”

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More ‘Vulnerable’ Bethenny Frankel Returns to “Real Housewives of New York”

More ‘Vulnerable’ Bethenny Frankel Returns to “Real Housewives of New York”

Mathieu Young/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny Frankel is coming back to Real Housewives of New York, but from the looks of the season 7 trailer, she's a little more humbled."It's like starting over," Frankel tells her therapist in a teaser for the new season, posted exclusively by Us Weekly. "Failed talk show, failed marriage."Frankel is returning to the show that first made her a star, after starring in her own reality show spin-off, in which she married Jason Hoppy and had a baby daughter, and hosting her eponymous talk show, which was canceled in February of 2014, after less than a year.Since filing for divorce from Hoppy in January 2013, the Skinnygirl founder has struggled."My divorce has made me a vulnerable person," Frankel says in the trailer.Later, she's seen in the trailer with tears in her eyes, saying, "I don't want the same life back, I just want a new life."But there's still a lot of snark left in Frankel, as the trailer also shows her clashing with the other housewives.

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Julianne and Derek Hough Going Back on Tour

Julianne and Derek Hough Going Back on Tour

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Siblings Derek and Julianne Hough are headed back on tour. The new Move Live on Tour 2015, which was announced on Monday's Good Morning America, will see the dancing pair hitting 40 cities across the U.S.

"We had such a fun and high energy show last year. It was amazing to see such a great reaction from our fans the first time, and we can’t wait til they see what we have up our sleeves now!" Julianne said in a statement. "Our goal then, and our goal now is to have it feel like a rock concert for dance, and I think we have and certainly will accomplish that again."

Derek added, "Our fans haven’t stopped asking when we would go back out on the road so we are excited to be able to tell them that because of their support and demand, we are headed out again to bring them a new and exciting show. We can’t wait to see everyone on the road."

The tour kicks off June 12 in Phoenix, Arizona and ends August 8 in Las Vegas. Tickets for Move Live On Tour go on sale Friday via MoveLiveOnTour.com.

The brother and sister dancing duo will also be seen on the 20th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. It returns Monday, March 16.

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“RHOA’s” Kenya Moore Explains Why She Thinks Apollo Nida Is Telling the Truth About Wife’s Infidelity

“RHOA’s” Kenya Moore Explains Why She Thinks Apollo Nida Is Telling the Truth About Wife’s InfidelityAlex Martinez/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers were shocked Sunday night when Kenya Moore appeared to believe Apollo Nida, who claimed that his estranged wife Phaedra Parks was cheating on him as he was turning himself into prison....

Kim Kardashian Defends Taking Selfies, Talks Upcoming Book

Kim Kardashian Defends Taking Selfies, Talks Upcoming Book

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Kim Kardashian loves taking selfies so much, she's even publish Selfish, a book of her best snaps.  As for criticism that it's just more evidence of her own self-obsession, Kardashian says it's not so.

"I live my life on a reality show. But sometimes people take it very seriously, or they think it's ridiculous," Kardashian tells Adweek. "I'm kind of letting them know, yes, it is ridiculous, but it's all fun. I can look at a photo on social media and see a picture and know exactly where I was by the outfit I had on or who I was with. I take it more as a fun, emotional

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scrapbook that I love to look back on."

"[I took] my first selfie in 1984 and that opens up the book," Kardashian explains.  "For a decade, I've carried a big digital camera, and I think it's just fascinating to see the process of what types of photos evolve. Mine started off on digital cameras, then they went to a BlackBerry and then a smartphone. There's just such an evolution of the selfie. And I captured that, I think, really well."

The reality star said ultimately, it's all in good fun.

"You have to have a sense of humor every once in a while," she said. "So many people think that taking so many selfies is just ridiculous. For me, what's so funny is I love taking pictures and posting them on social media for memories. I genuinely love the glam of life and hair and makeup and all of that, so I love just sharing my life with people -- that's who I've been."

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Flaws in ‘Leaked’ Cindy Crawford Photo Faked? Photographer Says Yes

Flaws in ‘Leaked’ Cindy Crawford Photo Faked? Photographer Says Yes

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The leaked photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford that showed the model in a less-than-flattering light appears to have been faked, according to the photographer who took the picture during a magazine photo shoot.

John Russo, the celebrity photographer who took the shots for the December 2013 cover and spread in Marie Claire Mexico magazine, said in a statement to ABC News that the image was “stolen or unlawfully accessed and then altered and distributed to the media.""It has been falsely claimed that this photograph represents an un-retouched image of Cindy Crawford. This is not true," Russo's statement said. "It is a fraudulent altered version of my photograph. I am grateful that this fact has been brought to the public's attention and that corrections are being run in the media."The purportedly un-retouched image, allegedly from the shoot, was hailed by women around the world as empowering when it was posted on Twitter last month by British journalist Charlene White. The tweet has since been removed.The image showed Crawford clad in a bra and panties. Her bared stomach was no longer flat and her thighs weren’t as toned as they used to be.Photos that were published in the magazine showed Crawford’s stomach covered up, and a video from the shoot only showed her from the chest up.Crawford spoke about her changing body during a 2012 interview with The Huffington Post, saying, "I'm happy with my body but it's not my old body."Now 49, Crawford has remained silent since the photo was leaked.Neither the magazine nor Crawford have responded to Russo’s claim that the leaked photo was doctored, but some pointed to another picture to say the claims have merit. Just days after the story of the unflattering photo broke, Crawford’s husband, Rande Gerber, posted an image of his bikini-clad wife on Instagram. That image showed Crawford looking far more slender and toned.In a blog post written at the time the purportedly un-retouched photo of Crawford was made public, Marie Claire America said the image revealed “a body that defies expectations -- it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous.”

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William Shatner Defends Absence from Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

William Shatner Defends Absence from Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

Amanda Edwards/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- One day after publicly saying he couldn't make his dear friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral because he was "doing charity work" for the Red Cross, William Shatner fired back at critics who had blasted him because of his absence.On Sunday morning, he started on Twitter by citing a report calling Shatner a derogatory name because he missed Nimoy's funeral."Let's discuss it," Shatner, 83, wrote. "So my daughters Melanie and Lisabeth are attending Leonard's services. I chose to honor a commitment I made months ago to appear at a charitable fundraiser. A lot of money was raised. So here I am; tell me off."He then took questions from fans and reporters and responded."Walking out on a major fundraiser wouldn't have you calling me a jerk for leaving a charity high & dry? Hmm?" he wrote after someone questioned why he just didn't leave the fundraiser.He also wrote, "One of the other misconceptions seems to be that folks think flights to LAX occur all night long" and joked about the costs of a private jet from Florida, where he was with the Red Cross, to Los Angeles."A jet from FL to LA is about $30K," he later wrote.Shatner then spent some time to remember his "intelligent, insightful, just a precious gem of a" friend, who died Friday at age 83.The one word he used to describe Nimoy was "love" and that the two were very close after Star Trek ended.He answered fans on what kind of father he was, saying "the best. He was also an amazing uncle to my daughters."He closed by writing, "I do want to thank everyone for coming here and sharing their memories and celebrating the life of #LeonardNimoy LLAP! MBB," adding about the critics, "Gang, all haters do is hate."

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

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

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Pop star Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn took a cold dip in Lake Michigan in Chicago on Sunday for a worthy cause.They both took part in the Chicago Polar Plunge, along with more than 4,500 others, as part of a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.When asked prior to his plunge what his approach would be, Vaughn, who's from nearby Lake Forest, answered, "I have not given it too much thought. My thought process was, 'I think it's going to be cold.'"Vaughn wore a Chicago Blackhawks jersey for the occasion.Gaga jumped into the 32-degree water with her fiancé, Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

Report: Rosie O’Donnell Files for Divorce

Report: Rosie O’Donnell Files for Divorce

Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Rosie O'Donnell has filed for divorce from her wife, Michelle Rounds, according to documents obtained by People magazine.O'Donnell, 52, is divorcing Rounds, 42, on the grounds of "an irretrievably broken relationship," according to court documents filed Friday in Manhattan State Supreme Court.The divorce documents also state that the couple has a prenuptial agreement.Three weeks ago, O'Donnell announced she was separating from Rounds and leaving The View to focus on her health and her children.O'Donnell and Rounds wed in 2012 at their home in Nyack, New York. Since separating in November, they have shared custody of Dakota, the 2-year-old daughter they adopted together.Rosie also has four older children with her ex-partner, Kelli Carpenter.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

“Saturday Night Live” ISIS Skit Raises Controversy

“Saturday Night Live” ISIS Skit Raises Controversy

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

“Sound of Music” 50th Anniversary: The Real von Trapps Reflect on the Iconic Film

“Sound of Music” 50th Anniversary: The Real von Trapps Reflect on the Iconic Film

Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As The Sound of Music turns 50, it's still just as iconic as ever, decades after Julie Andrews starred as Maria in the 1965 classic."What blows my mind is how much it's continued and how much people still value the story," Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, 30, told ABC News. "And the people that I meet, how much it's affected their lives. It's great to be part of a story that's proven itself to be timeless."Myles is the great-grandson of Maria von Trapp, one of the main, real-life inspirations for the movie, and believes her story "is about being strong and facing adversity head on.""Here we are 50 years later and people are still interested," he added. "Lady Gaga is performing at the Oscars and it's still relevant.”In the classic movie, Maria leaves a convent during World War II and falls in love with Captain Georg von Trapp. The family, including the children, leave Austria during the war to escape the Nazis.The film also focuses on the family's musical gifts and occupation as traveling singers. Maria von Trapp, who died in 1987, was the matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers.Since The Sound of Music is based on a true story, Myles recalls the times he would visit the actual Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and how that family landmark came about."After they came to the U.S., they were broke, because they had to leave everything behind in Austria," Myles told ABC News. "They decided on Vermont, it reminded them most of Austria with the green mountains and all. They bought a farm and turned that into music camp. That's where my grandmother and grandfather met."While Myles may not have too many memories of his great-grandmother, his mother, Stephanie, 55, remembers Maria."She was my grandmother," she told ABC News. "[We would visit] once a year. We would go for a family trip to the Trapp Family Lodge, which was her house. It was a big deal, because we would get out of school early! And we'd have a ball."

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With the von Trapp family being the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film, some elements were exaggerated for dramatic effect."The whole relationship with Rolf was added, that did not exist," he said of one of the von Trapp children having a relationship with a young Nazi in the movie. "He's a made-up character. My grandfather was actually the eldest child. So the relationship there with one of the Nazis didn't exist. They didn't climb every mountain, they hopped on a train to Italy when it came to the Nazis pursuing my great-grandfather."He added, "The house itself [in Austria, which was a mansion in the film] was not this grand, huge thing. They lived very humbly for several years before they left Austria and came to the US. ...The personalities of Georg and Maria are also actually reversed."“My great-grandfather was very sweet and kind, Maria was apparently very moody," he said, laughing.Stephanie says Maria “wasn't your snugly grandmother, but she was fun. I'll never forget, she wanted to take us to the local soft serve ice cream place. She was trying to describe how tall the ice cream cone was and she was very excited. She took us in her convertible Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. We got ice cream and I just remember that was awesome.”What the movie got exactly right was "they did sing, stuff about my great-grandfather Georg and him being a naval captain, and being knighted is all true."

Seeing the Movie for the First Time

Myles von Trapp Derbyshire doesn't remember the first time he saw it but has an amazing memento that he cherishes."There's a picture of me sitting on my grandfather's lap watching the movie when I was 4 years old," he said. "You can see Julie Andrews dancing through the mountains and me on his lap."Stephanie von Trapp Derbyshire remembers, and though she's excited now, at 5 years old, she admits she "didn't get it.""I remember going to the theater. I remember thinking, 'Why was this so special?' I didn't quite connect the fact that we were von Trapps and the people in the movie were von Trapps. I didn't get that," she said.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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