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Matthew McConaughey Awarded Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Matthew McConaughey Awarded Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Matthew McConaughey was honored Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Oscar winner received the 2,534th star.Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, McConaughey said he never thought he'd be an actor. "Shoot, I only saw two or three films before I was 18 years old. And I got my first job in Austin, Texas, on a film called Dazed and Confused," he explained. "Yeah, I got my first job there. Little did I know it'd turn out to be a career.""This industry has given me a lot. It's given me a chance to live out some dreams I didn't even know I had," McConaughey added.The 45-year-old actor was joined by his Interstellar co-stars Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, as well his wife Camila Alves and their three children.McConaughey told those in attendance that he wants Hollywood to continue making great films."Let's keep telling great stories. Let's keep entertaining, you know. Let's keep putting stuff up there that matters. Let's keep putting stuff up there that is original. Let's keep putting stuff up there that's just plain fun," he said.

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“Hot in Cleveland” Ending After Six Seasons

“Hot in Cleveland” Ending After Six Seasons

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for TV Land(NEW YORK) — TV Land is putting Hot in Cleveland on ice.The cable network announced Monday that the sitcom will end with its sixth season, which premiered earlier this month.Hot in Cleveland, which launched in 2010 and aired its 100th episode in September, stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick as three friends from Los Angeles who unexpectedly landed in Cleveland and rent a home in the Ohio city from a sassy caretaker, played by Betty White.A statement from TV Land President Larry W. Jones reads in part, "It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White as well as our executive producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and the rest of our exceptional writers, production team and crew." The statement continues, "The passion and talent they brought to the set each and every week over the past 5 years has put TV Land on the map as a network dedicated to quality original programming."  TV Land is also the network home of the Hot in Cleveland spin-off The Soul Man, starring Cedric the Entertainer.

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“Hunger Games” Stars Hit the White Carpet at LA Premiere

“Hunger Games” Stars Hit the White Carpet at LA Premiere

Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 was held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Monday night. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, and the other stars walked the white carpet for fans' first look at the third film in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestselling book series. In stark contrast to her character Katniss Everdeen's dark locks and black body armor, Lawrence's hair was much lighter as she wore a scoop-neck ivory-colored Dior Couture dress, complete with shimmering silver details and gold sandals. The movie's two leading men, Hutcherson and Hemsworth, however, went dark, wearing black suits.Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in the series, said of Mockingjay, "It's so different from the first two Hunger Games. It becomes about the consequences of war, and it's a much bigger scope. You see it's not just about the games, it's about society and how they all are trying to make a change in the world. So it becomes a much bigger film I think." One notable absence from the premiere was Oscar winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a drug overdose in February. The actor passed away before some of his scenes in both Part 1 and 2 were finished, and while it was thought computer generated technology would be used to replace Hoffman, director Francis Lawrence reportedly balked out of respect for the actor.Instead, the filmmakers shuffled some of the lines his character, Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, was to deliver.Producer Nina Jacobson explained to ABC News Radio, "We had two scenes that he hadn't shot, and in both of them there were scenes where we gave the dialog and the content of that scenes to either Effi or Hamitch." Those characters are played by Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson, respectively. She explained, "The scene where they show Katniss and Cinna's notebooks, he should be in the scene, he's not. And we had Effi there, and you know, she's certainly capable of delivering that scene. And there's another scene at the end of the second movie where we had to give his dialog to Woody and our other actors. We have wonderful actors and characters who could step into those parts and they did." The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 opens nationwide Friday.

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“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Comedian Tommy Chong Eliminated

“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Comedian Tommy Chong Eliminated

ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) -- Comedian Tommy Chong and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd were voted off ABC's Dancing with the Stars Monday night after weeks of defying the odds and just one week shy of the finals of the dance competition.Chong, 76, is the oldest competitor to have made it this far in the 19 seasons of the show, despite performances that scored at or near the bottom of the leaderboard each week.When co-host Erin Andrews asked Chong what his time on the show meant to him, he replied: “Everything,” adding that it just “showed that...old stoners can perform when they need to.”Next week’s two-night final will feature actress Janel Parrish, YouTube star Bethany Mota, Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson and actor Alfonso Ribeiro competing for the mirrorball trophy.Each couple had to perform two routines Monday. The first dance was set to a song, and the second featured a different dance style set to an “unplugged” -- or musically stripped-down -- version of the song from the first routine.Sadie Robertson: Robertson’s first dance of the night, a quickstep, won praise from the judges. Head judge Len Goodman said he was disappointed because he didn't see anything to not like in the entire routine. Julianne Hough called Robertson a “breath of fresh air,” telling her the performance was brilliant. Bruno Tonioli said Robertson’s performance was “really wonderful” and he commended her pro partner, Mark Ballas, on the choreography. Carrie Ann Inaba said the performance was detail-oriented. Robertson earned a 10 and three 9s for a total of 37 out of a possible 40 points.Robertson’s second routine of the night, an Argentine tango, also earned the judges’ approval. Goodman said the routine was “terrific,” although he said he wished the prop guitar had been featured less in the routine. Hough and Inaba both said they loved the use of the guitar and Robertson’s performance. Tonioli said Robertson’s performance was “emotionally involved, sensual but always correct.” The judges said Robertson deserved to be in the finals, and gave her three 9s and a 10 for a total of 37 points.Alfonso Ribeiro: The actor suffered a back injury during rehearsal last week and wasn't sure he’d be able to perform, but he did and the judges approved. “Pain is temporary; glory is forever. Work for it to get into that final,” Goodman said. Hough said Ribeiro showed he was a fighter, and Inaba advised the actor to “go safe but go hard” for his second routine. Tonioli said he didn't see any sign of injury in Ribeiro’s performance. The actor earned four 9s for a total of 36 points.The actor’s unplugged contemporary routine wowed the judges. Goodman praised its passion, Tonioli saw “sizzling chemistry” between Ribeiro and pro partner Witney Carson and Inaba said it was amazing. “It was so unexpected. You showed us a whole new side of Alfonso tonight. I’m so excited!” she said. Ribeiro earned 39 points.Tommy Chong: His jazz routine won the comedian a standing ovation from the ballroom audience and kudos from the judges. Goodman, a former award-winning dancer, told the 76-year-old that he admired what he’d achieved throughout the entire competition. “Tommy, I tell you, you’re six years older than I am and I’ll be honest, I couldn't have done what you've done...Well done,” Goodman said. Tonioli told Chong, who has struggled in the competition, that he was lucky to have Peta Murgatroyd as his pro partner. “You have Peta, the human defibrillator. She can bring the dead back to life,” he said, adding that he enjoyed the performance. Inaba agreed, calling Murgatroyd the MVP of the season. Hough called Chong the “wild card” of the show, adding that the performance was “wild” but that she loved it. Chong earned four 7s for a total of 28 points.Chong’s second routine, an unplugged rumba that was inspired by The Nutcracker, moved Hough and Inaba to tears. Hough called the routine “magical,” and Inaba said the routine showed the master and his muse. “There was something so tender, every touch, every embrace,” she said. Goodman said Chong may not always have been the judges’ favorite, “but what’s better, you’re America’s favorite.” Chong earned two 8s and two 9s for a total of 34 points.Bethany Mota: The YouTube star drew mixed reviews for her samba. Tonioli liked that the routine took the samba out of its traditional milieu, but Inaba said she felt “a little underwhelmed” because she has come to expect more from Mota. Goodman likened the routine to cotton candy -- light and fluffy, but a bit sticky here and there. However, he said the routine was fun and he liked the feel of it. Hough, the sister of Mota’s pro partner, Derek Hough, liked the routine, telling her brother that his pre-dance doubts based on a creative block during rehearsals were unfounded. “You've got nothing to worry about so get out of your head, Derek,” she said. Mota earned four 9s for a total of 36 points.The judges loved Mota’s unplugged contemporary routine that featured the continuous use of a large prop picture frame held between her and her pro partner. “I didn't want to blink,” Inaba said, calling the routine “breathtaking.” Describing it as a “Picasso of a dance,” Goodman said he loved it. Hough called the routine “picture perfect,” while Tonioli said the performance “should be on permanent display in an art gallery. It’s a modern masterpiece.” Mota earned 40 points.Janel Parrish: The actress’ fiery paso doble with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy drew rave reviews from the judges. “I wanted more! That was over way to soon...Fabulous,” Inaba said. Goodman called it a “great performance and a fabulous routine.” Hough said Parrish was “in it to win it,” while Tonioli added that Parrish was “like an untamed force or nature.” Parrish earned four 10s, for a perfect score of 40.The actress’ unplugged Argentine tango drew mixed reviews from judges. Inaba said the lifts were “a bit ungraceful,” and Goodman agreed that the first lift could have been sharper. Tonioli loved the lifts, saying they were in keeping with the tone of the routine. “Fantastic job,” he said. Hough said Parrish had a God-given gift for dance. The actress earned 38 points.Monday’s scores (First routine, second routine, grand total):Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 40; 38. Total: 78Bethany Mota and Derek Hough: 36; 40. Total: 76Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson: 36; 39. Total: 75Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas: 37; 37. Total: 74Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd: 28; 34. Total: 62 (Chong was voted off Monday)Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Modeling, Shying Away from Family Name and Parents’ Divorce

Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Modeling, Shying Away from Family Name and Parents’ Divorce

Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Although Kendall Jenner is known for being a part of the reality TV Kardashian-Jenner clan, the 19-year-old says she has tried to distance herself from her family in an effort to make it as a serious model.

“I’m not trying to use a family name or anything,” Jenner said in an interview with Nightline. “In reality I worked pretty hard for this… It wasn’t like I just got it magically and it just happened.”

And her hard work has paid off. Jenner has been anointed by Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, she has appeared in the magazine, often considered the fashion world’s Bible, she has been in Givenchy ads. And this weekend, it was announced that she had landed a massive cosmetic contract as the newest face of Estee Lauder.

“Estee Lauder is one of the most prestigious brands in our entire business,” said Jenner’s modeling agent, Chris Gay of The Society Management. “They are very careful when they choose and select a model....To actually wrap up a deal like that within your first year, is unheard of.”

Joining the Estee Lauder family, Jenner said, was one of the biggest breaks of her career, followed by walking in a Marc Jacobs Fashion Week show in February. Jenner, then 18, wore a see-through top and fierce makeup, which included bleached eyebrows, on the runway, and many people were shocked by the revealing outfit.

“Who’s going to argue with Marc Jacobs when he’s putting you in an outfit, you know what I mean?” Jenner said. “It was an amazing moment. And I do not regret it.”

In trying to make a name for herself on her own, Jenner dropped her last name from her modeling cards and initially told Kim and her sisters not to come to her runway shows.

“It was more of a mutual understanding,” Jenner said. “I remember getting a phone call from Kim… ‘I just wanted to let you know, I just got an invite to the Marc show. I don’t think it’s a good idea that I go. Do you agree?’ And I was like, ‘I completely agree’ ... She obviously is who she is, and it would’ve almost taken the attention away from me.”

While her sister Kim is trying to "break the Internet," Jenner is focused on modeling. Her mother Kris Jenner is her manager, and the last place you might expect to find Jenner is in the boxing ring when her face is, quite literally, her fortune. But so is her physique, so she incorporates boxing in her workout routine.

“I would just always be looking at these supermodels who were just so amazing to me,” she said. “They were like superheroes....They were magical....I want to be some little girl’s superhero. I want to be, I want to be the best role model I can be to a little girl or to a little boy or to anybody.”

Jenner is the second youngest of nine siblings in a complicated family whose day-to-day is captured on reality TV. Jenner literally came of age on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, a minor character on the series and its spinoffs, and that’s the way she likes it.

"Everybody knows I’m like a little more shy, especially when I was younger, I was super shy,” she said. "When I was a kid, I was so homesick at all times. I would go to a friend’s house and I would be 'all right, I’m going to have a sleepover, Dad.' He would be like, 'great.' I would call him at like 9 p.m., 'Dad, come pick me up please.'"

Despite her celebrity family, Jenner says her childhood was a happy one with a glamorous mom, with whom she and her sister Kylie, the baby of the family, are incredibly close.

Jenner is equally tight with her father, Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist, who once offered his expertise to Kendall’s track and field team.

“He was like the main coach for the high jump. It was more like technical stuff. And I ended up being the number-one high jumper in my entire school."

Jenner said it wasn’t easy seeing her parents’ separation and ultimate divorce play out in public.

“It sucked, but it’s not -- I try to think of it as it’s not the worst thing that could have happened,” she said. “I still am so close with both my dad and my mom. Nothing has really changed, except for the fact that now my dad lives on a beach, which is awesome. That’s not that bad... everybody’s happy.”

But that didn’t stop the tabloid headlines from running amok, to which Jenner said she will usually just “brush it off.”

But even the triumphs come at a cost when you’re part of such a polarizing family. This fall, the Australian tabloid Famous ran a photo of Kendall with the headline, “You’re Too Fat For Runway,” but Jenner chose not to acknowledge it.

“I don’t feel the need, you know what I mean? Let them do what they want to do. Let them sit behind a computer and write stupid things about a young girl and make her feel bad about herself,” she said. “I think it’s cruel and it’s evil.”

Instead, she just chose to just move on, because, as she put it, the scrutiny “comes with the territory.”

“Why would you ever want to live your life like that? So like, just traumatized, by what everybody is saying about you?” Jenner said. “If you just ignore it and go on and you’re like, ‘I know what’s real.’ My family, my friends, they know what’s real. So what else, why does that matter?”

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Mama June Admits ‘I’m Not a Perfect Parent,’ Discusses Her Relationship With Child Molester

Mama June Admits ‘I’m Not a Perfect Parent,’ Discusses Her Relationship With Child Molester

TLC(NEW YORK) -- TLC cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo last month on the heels of a report that the show's matriarch, "Mama June" Shannon, was dating Mark McDaniel, a man who was previously convicted of molesting her oldest daughter, Anna.While Shannon has long maintained that she hasn't been involved with McDaniel since he went to jail for his crime, she did say during an appearance on Dr. Phil Monday that they have seen each other twice recently. On one of those occasions, she and McDaniel didn't speak. The second time, her 14-year-old daughter, whom she calls Pumpkin, requested the visit, Shannon said, because he helped raise her and she had questions for him."I'm not a perfect parent. I made a mistake," she said. But, "I want you to know that I'm not in a relationship with Mark McDaniel. I'm not in a relationship at all."

That includes with "Sugar Bear" Mike Thompson, Shannon's longtime partner and the father to her youngest daughter, Alana. The two split this past September. She and Sugar Bear both told Dr. Phil that it was his wandering eye that caused the split."I couldn't leave the women on Facebook and texting alone," he admitted, before telling Dr. Phil that he's living in his family's house again, though he's not romantically involved with Shannon. "I'm helping take care of things."However, their family life is still far from perfect. Shannon, 35, said she knows how betrayed Anna feels by her visit with McDaniel, and added that she didn't know Anna's "side of the story" until two and a half years ago."I told Anna how sorry I am. We talk almost every day," she said, though she added that Anna "lied about certain things too." "I do in a way feel like I failed to protect Anna but I didn't know and she admitted that too. I was at work when this happened."However, Shannon isn't convinced that her controversy is the sole reason for the show's cancellation, nor is she completely sad to have her time on reality TV come to an end."Honestly, after two and a half years, I could tell the girls were starting to get wore [sic] down," she said. "You could tell that they were starting to not want to do it anymore."

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How Jack O’Connell Got the Lead Role in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken”

How Jack O’Connell Got the Lead Role in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken”

Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- Jack O’Connell’s star is on the rise thanks to Angelina Jolie, who tapped him to play the late Louis Zamperini in her new film, Unbroken.At Friday’s Hollywood Film Awards, where Jolie presented O’Connell with the New Hollywood Award, the Oscar-winning actress-turned-director revealed why the 24-year-old newcomer won the role of Zamperini, an American Olympic track star who spent more than two and a half years as a POW after he was captured by Japanese forces during World War II.“The auditions were very intense and none more so than the cell,” the filmmaker said. “In the cell, the actors would be confined, not knowing if he would be there for three minutes or an hour. A crew member with a rubber baton would go in at unexpected times and hit the actor. It didn’t hurt, but the feeling would bring up the emotion of the loss of freedom, the control, the never knowing, the sense of powerlessness.”When it came to O’Connell’s turn, Jolie said, “All of the actors were so brave and many of the auditions were emotional and heartbreaking, and then came Jack. He went in the cell. He sat in the dark. He didn’t force anything. He didn’t act. He was just present. He looked around the darkness, he felt the isolation, and he looked so young and vulnerable, and when he was hit, he took the beating, he ended up shaking from the feelings and he allowed his emotions to come forward.”The director continued, “The second time he begged the guard to stop with tears in his eyes. And the third time, something happened. His eyes changed and he went against the script. And when the guard came in, he fought back. He just couldn’t stay down.”

Jolie said Zamperini himself approved of O’Connell’s casting before his death at age 97 on July 2.“I showed [that] audition tape to Louis, and he smiled,” she said. “As a director, to have Jack in front of your lens is a gift. He makes every moment honest.”Unbroken is scheduled for release Christmas Day.

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“Orange Is the New Black” Actress Diane Guerrero Reveals Her Parents Were Deported

“Orange Is the New Black” Actress Diane Guerrero Reveals Her Parents Were Deported

Eric Leibowitz for Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Diane Guerrero, an actress from Orange Is the New Black, is discussing a personal detail about her background to encourage Americans to fight for immigration reform.Guerrero, who also appears in the show Jane the Virgin, wrote an op-ed article for the Los Angeles Times detailing her parents' and older brother's deportation to Colombia when she, a U.S.-born citizen, was just 14."Not a single person at any level of government took any note of me. No one checked to see if I had a place to live or food to eat, and at 14, I found myself basically on my own," she wrote. "[My parents] would have liked to fight deportation, but without a lawyer and an immigration system that rarely gives judges the discretion to allow families to stay together, they never had a chance. Finally, they agreed for me to continue my education at Boston Arts Academy, a performing arts high school, and the parents of friends graciously took me in."Guerrero, now 28, said that her adolescent years were tough. She worried about overstaying her welcome with her friends' families, and it was painful only seeing her parents during summer visits to Colombia."Though I was surrounded by people who cared about me, part of me ached with every accomplishment, because my parents weren't there to share my joy," she said.Now, she's advocating for change, both for those who want to immigrate to America and for all U.S. citizens."Children who grow up separated from their families often end up in foster care, or worse, in the juvenile justice system despite having parents who love them and would like to be able to care for them," she wrote. "President Obama has promised to act on providing deportation relief for families across the country, and I would urge him to do so quickly. Keeping families together is a core American value."

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What You Need to Know About the Bill Cosby Sex Assault Allegations

What You Need to Know About the Bill Cosby Sex Assault Allegations

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bill Cosby's lawyer this weekend provided the only statement he said the comedian or anyone on his team is going to make about any past allegations of sexual assault.John P. Schmitt, Cosby's lawyer, Sunday posted a notice to the famed comedian's website, saying Cosby, 77, would not be addressing "decade-old, discredited allegations," even though some women have recently come forward for the first time publicly."The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true," Schmitt added. "There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives."Cosby, who has never been criminally charged in connection with the allegations and has repeatedly denied them in the past, was first publicly accused of assault 10 years ago in 2004. Here is a quick rundown of what has happened since then.

The initial accusations came to light after Andrea Constand -- a former Temple University employee, the Philadelphia school from which Cosby graduated -- said the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004, People magazine reported in 2006.Soon after Constand’s allegation, 13 other women stepped forward anonymously as witnesses with similar claims in support of Constand, People reported. Authorities in Pennsylvania did not charge Cosby because of "insufficient credible and admissible evidence," the magazine reported, but the actor settled out of court in a civil claim with Constand for an undisclosed amount in 2006. There was no admission of guilt.Around the same time, Barbara Bowman was asked to come forward and testify against the comedian, according to an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post last week. After he wasn't charged, however, Bowman said she moved on with her life, even though she never told her story in an official setting. Now, with the allegations resurfacing, she is speaking publicly."Cosby had drugged and raped me, too, I told them," Barbara Bowman wrote in her op-ed for the Washington Post. Bowman added that the alleged incident happened in 1985 when she was a 17-year-old actress."[He] brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times," she wrote. "I have never received any money from Bill Cosby and have not asked for it," she continued in her piece, adding that the statute of limitations for any of her allegations has run out.Bowman spoke to ABC News Monday and explained how even a lawyer didn't take her claims seriously when she brought them up in the past."When I went [to] the lawyer's office he laughed at me, he treated me as if I was delusional," she said. "Who's going to believe that? Bill Cosby? Dr. Huxtable?"Another accuser stepping forward is Joan Tarshis..

She told ABC News on Monday that her friends introduced her to the comedian, then starring in his first sitcom, in 1969 when she was 19 years old and visiting Los Angeles.

"All of a sudden, I'm feeling very drugged," she, now 64, said. "The next thing I remember is waking up in bed, naked next to him the next morning, next to Cosby."

Tarshis said it happened twice. She said she never told anyone.

"I saw no way out," she said. "I didn't think anyone would believe me. It's me saying something about Bill Cosby, who is like a god to everyone in the world. He's Mr. Wonderful. He's Mr. Jello, you know."

Efforts for further comment from Cosby's lawyer or rep were not immediately returned to ABC News.

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Colin Farrell Defends His Gay Brother in Same-Sex Marriage Plea

Colin Farrell Defends His Gay Brother in Same-Sex Marriage Plea

Scott Gries/Getty Images(DUBLIN, Ireland) --  Colin Farrell has taken to writing an op-ed to defend his brother and defend the potential of gay marriage in his native Ireland.Farrell, 38, wrote in Ireland's Sunday World that his brother, Eamonn, "didn’t choose to be gay.""But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative," he continued. "Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and the laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him."Farrell added that he penned the piece because his brother was forced to marry in Canada years ago, not his native Ireland, because the country does not allow gay marriage. A vote will take place during a country-wide referendum in May to determine whether same-sex marriage will be allowed in the actor's home country."It’s about giving our lesbian and gay sisters and brothers back a right that should never have been stolen from them in the first place," he added.The Total Recall and future True Detective star addressed the Irish government and its people, writing that they have the chance to make this change.He added that his brother is "at home in Dublin living in peace and love with his husband of some years, Steven. They are about the healthiest and happiest couple I know. They had to travel a little farther than down the aisle to make their vows, though, to Canada, where their marriage was celebrated ... That’s why this is personal to me. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE."The actor pointed out the clear differences between how easy it is to marry if you are straight."I can jump into my car now, drive four hours to Vegas from Los Angeles, get drunk and meet a woman and have ‘Elvis’ marry us for $200. And yet in many states in America, if I were gay, I couldn’t marry," he wrote.Farrell closed by asking those living in Ireland, reading his plea to "sign up and register to vote next year so that each individual’s voice can be heard. ...There are too many things that divide us as a people, let not this be another one."

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Why Jennifer Lawrence Shops at IKEA

Why Jennifer Lawrence Shops at IKEA

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- When you’re Jennifer Lawrence, you can shop anywhere.But the Hunger Games star, 24, takes a decidedly low-key approach to furnishing her new $7 million, five-bedroom home in Beverly Hills. Appalled at the cost of designer couches, Lawrence told The Telegraph, “I bought one from IKEA. It doesn’t matter how much money I make, unfairness in prices really fires me up. Like shopping in L.A and a T-shirt costs $150.”The Oscar winner explained, “I have perspective because I didn’t grow up in this business. I’m not from Hollywood, I’m from Kentucky. I didn’t become successful until a few years ago and I’m very aware of what the real world is and how much a couch costs.”At the same time, Lawrence acknowledges that the world she now lives in as an A-list movie star is very different than her Louisville upbringing.“A lot of anxiety comes from something as simple as me going to the grocery store because I don’t know what could happen, and I have nightmares all the time that I’m walking through a shopping mall and suddenly people start surrounding me and there’s nowhere I can go,” she told the British publication. “So sometimes it’s easier to call one of my friends and ask them to pick up some bananas for me because I don’t want to go to the grocery store and have an event.”She added, “But it’s important to stay grounded, so I don’t know. I’m figuring it out. Or trying to.”

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Band Aid: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ Re-Recorded to Raise Funds for Ebola Fight

Band Aid: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ Re-Recorded to Raise Funds for Ebola Fight

Sir Bob Geldof arrives at the Band Aid recording on Nov. 15, 2014 in London. SAV/GC Images(LONDON) — A holiday classic is hitting the airwaves in a new way Monday morning.Some of pop’s biggest stars banded together to release a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” a pop classic that was first released decades ago to aid the fight famine in Ethiopia.The video of the new version -- featuring One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Christ Martin and others -- premiered Sunday night on Britain’s X-Factor. It will raise funds and awareness for the fight against Ebola, and some of the lyrics were revised to reflect the current crisis.The song is available as a 99-cent download Monday, while a CD version will be available in about three weeks.The original -- written by Irish rocker Bob Geldof and musician Midge Ure, and featuring the megastars of the time such as Sting, Duran Duran and Boy George -- was released in 1984.The effort was dubbed Band Aid, and the song was an enormous hit, raising more than $24 million for the cause.The artists in the newest version arrived in London on Saturday to record the song. Many of them were not even alive when the song was first released. Bono is the only original Band Aid member to return for an encore.“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” has been covered on other occasions to raise funds for charitable causes.In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Ure reiterated that this was a fundraising effort and issued a plea.“All we can do is hope that Ed Sheeran and One Direction and everyone else plead with the fans not to stream this, not to download this for free," he said.

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Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

Josh Brasted/WireImage(NEW ORLEANS) — Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s younger sister, is a married woman.Knowles, 28, tied the knot with 51-year-old video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday.Among the 200 family members and friends attending were big sis Beyonce and husband Jay Z, with daughter Blue Ivy in tow. Mom Tina Knowles and son Daniel Julez, 10, also attended. Celebrity guests included singer Janelle Monae and musician friends Kelela, Questlove and Kindness, who performed at the reception.“Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love,” Knowles told Vogue by email earlier in the day. “Everything was a labor of love.”The bride and groom arrived at the ceremony on vintage white-painted bicycles decorated with cream roses. Knowles wore a cream pantsuit with plunging neckline and cape by Stephane Rolland, according to the magazine.Vogue also had an exclusive first look at Knowles’ wedding dress. She walked down the aisle in a long column dress, also with flowing cape, designed by Humberto Leon for Kenzo.Her sister and mother, as well as other members of the wedding party, were also dressed in white.Ferguson has directed videos for Katy Perry and John Legend. He won a best director BET Award for co-directing Beyonce’s “Party” and “Dance for You” videos.This is Knowles' second marriage. She had Daniel Julez with ex-husband Daniel Smith.

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Bono Hurts His Arm in Cycling Accident; Band Cancels Shows

Bono Hurts His Arm in Cycling Accident; Band Cancels Shows

Timur Emek/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U2 singer Bono injured his arm in a bicycling accident in New York's Central Park, causing the band to cancel a series of upcoming shows, the band announced Sunday night."It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time -- we're one man down," said a note on the U2 website from "Edge, Adam and Larry" -- The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr."Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it," the note said. "We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding."The band had been scheduled to make a weeklong stand on the Tonight Show starting Monday.He'd just arrived from London, where the band and a battery of other stars were recording a remake of the '80s hit "Do They Know It's Christmas," to raise money to help fight Ebola in Africa.

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Kim Kardashian Will Make a Guest Appearance on Indian Version of “Big Brother”

Kim Kardashian Will Make a Guest Appearance on Indian Version of “Big Brother”

Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian will make a guest appearance on the eighth season of Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother.The Hindi entertainment channel Colors, which airs the reality series, says in an official statement that Kardashian will make her guest appearance on the show, set in Mumbai, on Nov. 22.It will be the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star's first visit to India.The statement also quotes Kardashian, 34, stating in Hindi, "Namaste India…main Kim Kardashian aa rahi hoon India…Bigg Boss ke ghar mein," which translates to, "Greetings, India. I, Kim Kardashian, am coming to India, to the house of Bigg Boss."Kardashian is not the first American celebrity to grace the show. In 2010, Pamela Anderson also made a guest appearance, donning a designer Indian sari.

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Brooke Shields Recalls How Liam Neeson Proposed, Then Dumped Her

Brooke Shields Recalls How Liam Neeson Proposed, Then Dumped Her

Raoul Gatchalian/IMAGES /Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Brooke Shields has a new tell-all book coming out this week titled There Was a Little Girl that explores her relationship with her mother, her life as a child star and her celebrity romances.In an excerpt from the book from People magazine, the actress reveals that one of her celebrity suitors was Liam Neeson.Shields, 49, dated the 62-year-old actor in 1992 after she broke up with her Princeton University boyfriend, Dean Cain.She admits being impressed by Neeson's movie-star status and recalls how the Irish actor "wooed me with his brogue, his poetry and his s**ty choice of cheap Pinot Grigio wine."Shields writes that the relationship got serious after just three months, when he asked her to marry him, "without a ring."Later, Shields continues, Neeson told Brooke he had to fly to Los Angeles to check on his house. She asked him to call her when he arrived but he said it would be "late, darlin'." He never called.What didn't make the book is that Neeson actually proposed again."He came back after the first time he left me and asked me to marry him again," she tells the magazine. "This was before he started to do a play [Anna Christie].Shields goes on to say that she turned down his offer, telling Neeson that, "Knowing you, you'll probably fall in love with your next leading lady and marry her, so I'm leaving myself out of this.""And I was dead right," Shields continues.That leading lady turned out to be Natasha Richardson, whom Neeson married in 1994.Shields tells People she happened to run into Neeson in a bar years later and asked him to thank Richardson -- who died in 2009 -- for visiting her backstage when she played Sally Bowles in the Broadway show Cabaret."Just tell her I was really honored she came backstage," Brooke recalls telling him. "She's the original and she's amazing."Looking back, she explains, "I was just trying to be very upfront about it and straightforward."There Was a Little Girl comes out on Tuesday.

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Depp Gives Bizarre Speech at Hollywood Film Awards, “Gone Girl” Gets Top Award

Depp Gives Bizarre Speech at Hollywood Film Awards, “Gone Girl” Gets Top Award

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Johnny Depp gave what might have been the most memorable speech of 2014 at the Hollywood Film Awards Friday. And by most memorable, we mean most bizarre.Depp slurred and rambled through his introduction for the Hollywood Documentary Award, leading to speculation that he may have been drunk. He was honoring Shep Gordon, the music manager who is the subject of Mike Myers’ documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon -- but his speech didn’t go quite as planned.He started out by commenting on the mic. "That's the weirdest microphone I've ever seen," Depp said before trying to adjust the stand. “I’m not really good at these things,” he continued, followed by some expletives that were censored."I've been very lucky to have him in my life. ...He's an incredibly loyal friend,” Depp said of Gordon. “So you have to watch the film. Yeah, there you go. What does that say?" Then he cursed again and said, "It's just one of those nights."

CBS rolled footage of the documentary before Depp could do any more damage.When the video finished, Depp was still on stage, stumbling around. Gordon took the stage and the two men hugged, with Gordon seemingly amused by Depp.  

Aside from Depp’s moment in the spotlight, it was a night focused on the winners. Gone Girl took home the top prize -- The Hollywood Film Award. The Imitation Game nabbed the most awards overall with four, including best actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and best supporting actress for Keira Knightley. The Fault in Our Stars’ Shailene Woodley received the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award for her role as a teenage cancer patient in the film.Queen Latifah hosted the 18th annual awards, which were televised for the first time Friday on CBS. A complete list of winners can be found on HollywoodAwards.com.

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“Aaliyah” Biopic Star’s Next Role Is N.W.A. Biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”

“Aaliyah” Biopic Star’s Next Role Is N.W.A. Biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Alexandra Shipp just took on the role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah in Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. So what's next for the small-screen starlet? She's stepping into another real woman's sh...

Bill Cosby Releases Statement on Sexual Assault Allegations

Bill Cosby Releases Statement on Sexual Assault Allegations

Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bill Cosby released a statement through a lawyer on his website on Sunday, declining to comment on the "decade-old, discredited" rape allegations against him that have resurfaced in the last few weeks."The fact that [the allegations] are being repeated does not make them true," the statement reads. "Mr.Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment."Cosby's lawyer said he would not provide any further statements on the allegations.

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“Dumb and Dumber To” Tops Box Office 20 Years After Original

“Dumb and Dumber To” Tops Box Office 20 Years After Original

"Dumb and Dumber To" - Universal(NEW YORK) -- Twenty years after they starred in the original, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returned to the top of the box office this weekend with the release of Dumb and Dumber To.The comedy topped last week's top pairing of Big Hero 6 and Interstellar. Despite the two decades between the original film and its sequel, the Farrelly brothers' film brought in more than $38 million this weekend.Big Hero 6 and Interstellar slipped one spot each to second and third, while the debuting Beyond the Lights finished in fourth.Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1. Dumb and Dumber To: $38.053 million2. Big Hero 6: $36.01 million3. Interstellar: $29.19 million4. Beyond the Lights: $6.5 million5. Gone Girl: $4.625 million6. St. Vincent: $4.025 million7. Fury (2014): $3.81 million8. Nightcrawler: $3.038 million9. Ouija: $3.025 million10. Birdman: $2.45 million

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