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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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Ashton Kutcher’s Daughter Is ‘Very Cute,’ Says Rumer Willis

Ashton Kutcher’s Daughter Is ‘Very Cute,’ Says Rumer Willis

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher split nearly three years ago, but her daughter Rumer Willis still has good feelings about her former stepfather.When asked whether they stay in touch, Willis, 26, said, "every once in a while.""I reached out to him when he had his baby ... which is so awesome," she said during an interview with Access Hollywood. "I saw photos of her. She's very cute."Kutcher, 36, is now engaged to Mila Kunis, 31. They welcomed their daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, in September. Meanwhile, Willis said she and her mother are also close."I think it's one of those things where I'll probably be 80 years old and she'll always just be my mom," she marveled. "But it's nice."

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Lifetime’s “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” Premieres Saturday

Lifetime’s “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” Premieres Saturday

Photo credit: Christos Kalohoridis/Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- Alexandra Shipp has the title role in the new Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, a project that does not have the support of the late R&B singer's family.Shipp says she understands their position. "They've had a lot of loss in their lives and I don't blame them for not wanting to be a part of it," she tells ABC News. "I think it can open up some wounds and stuff like that. I just hope that they get a chance to see it one day and they can see that this is a movie celebrating Aaliyah's life."Shipp says she tried to reach out to them "but when people don't wanna be found, they don't want to be found."The film covers Aaliyah's life from age 10 to her untimely death at 22 in a 2001 plane crash, and also touches on the singer's controversial relationship with R. Kelly, who executive produced her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. "R. Kelly was such a huge pivotal role in her career. You know, he helped launch it," says Shipp.But the biopic, which is executive produced by Wendy Williams, also touches on their eyebrow-raising marriage in 1994 when Aaliyah was 15 and R. Kelly was 27."When it comes to her relationship with him, as any adult knows, you never know what goes on behind closed doors. So we don't necessarily show that," Shipp teases. "What we show is what we know. We know that they loved each other enough to get married. We know that he helped her career and that's it."Because the family openly disapproved of the film, they didn't release the rights to Aaliyah's music. Still, Shipp rises to the challenge and sings all of the music in the biopic."I try and be as technical as I possibly can," Shipp says of recreating Aaliyah's hits. "So we would listen to the line over and over and over again and then I'd sing it. So even though it does sound like me because I'll never sound like Aaliyah -- I mean, Aaliyah is the only one who can sound like Aaliyah -- I tried really hard to kind of match her tone..."Shipp, who was only 10 years old when Aaliyah died, says she learned a lot about the singer while working on the film."I learned about Aaliyah's ring that her grandmother gave her. It was her great-grandmother's and her grandmother had it resized and gave it to her so that she could always have a piece of her with her and then she died a few years later," she explains. "When I was filming that scene it was really emotional because my grandmother's been sick and I love her so very much and I pray for her all the time. And so when I was doing that scene it just brought up emotion for me."

Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, based on Christopher Farley's bestselling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks Growing Up a Tomboy in Louisville

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Growing Up a Tomboy in Louisville

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lawrence is the face of Dior and always a breathtaking presence on the red carpet.But it wasn't always that way, the Oscar winner, 24, told Madame Figaro. Indeed, she admitted she used to be kind of a tomboy."I hated my first dress for red carpets, because I never felt comfortable in these glamorous dresses," she said.She continued, "In Louisville, when I was a child, I inherited clothes from my two older brothers [Ben and Blaine] that I put together with things that my mother unearthed out of yard sales. I was a tomboy."But after starring in The Hunger Games franchise and winning an Oscar for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence said, "only recently [is it] that I discovered the beauty of high fashion."Still, Lawrence admits she has always been hesitant to be thrust into the A-list celebrity world. She waited "three long days" before accepting her role in The Hunger Games when she received the offer a few years back."I dreamed of independent films. I was afraid of being identified as a prominent character for young people," she said.She wasn't sure she wanted "this life," she said. But "I was afraid of one day regretting having missed the [opportunity]. Since then, I realized that whatever I do, at any level, I would lose a part of my private life."

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Injured Alfonso Ribeiro Might Not Be Able to Continue on “Dancing With the Stars”

Injured Alfonso Ribeiro Might Not Be Able to Continue on “Dancing With the Stars”

ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) --  Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro might not be able to continue on Dancing With the Stars.The crowd favorite hurt himself earlier this week during rehearsals, a source close to the show tells ABC News.He is being medically evaluated to see if he can dance Monday night. He is one of five remaining contestants.Ribeiro, 43, and his partner Witney Carson have been near or at the top of the leader board all year long.Earlier this year, Ribeiro earned himself a perfect score for doing his famed "Carlton Dance" from his hit 1990's show.

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The Remarkable Thing That Happened After Diem Brown’s Death

The Remarkable Thing That Happened After Diem Brown’s Death

Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Friends and family surrounded Diem Brown when she died today at the age of 32.

But the beloved reality star may just have given them a sign that she's now in a better place after battling cancer for the third and final time.

Best friend Julie Rotondi told People magazine that after she died in a "peaceful" manner, the most remarkable thing happened.

Brown died at 10:22 a.m., exactly the same time she was born in 1982. Soon after, the hospital's fire alarm triggered.

"There were strobe lights, and it was so loud – like a dance club," Rotondi said. "All of our hearts stopped. It was classic Diem. She was up there having her dance off. It could not have been more fitting. It was like, 'Yep. She did that. "

The MTV veteran and MedGift creator never gave up, even after doctors told Brown there was nothing they could do when her colon cancer had spread to her liver and lymph nodes.

"We kept telling her, 'This is not giving up. You have fought enough,'" Rotondi said.

Brown eventually decided to spend her final hours with friends like Rotondi and fellow journalist Alicia Quarles.

Brown's sister Megan had been stuck in traffic this morning, but the brave 32-year-old held on long enough to see her sister, along with her father and brother.

"It's a beautiful day out," Quarles said.

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Miley Cyrus Caught Kissing Patrick Schwarzenegger at USC Game

Miley Cyrus Caught Kissing Patrick Schwarzenegger at USC Game

BRM/Star Max/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It looks to be official.Amid rumors the two are dating, Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger were caught kissing at the USC vs. Berkeley football game Thursday night in L.A.Schwarzenegger, a student at USC, even had his new girl decked out in Trojans gear as the two locked lips.

The couple, both 21, looked very comfortable together, so much so that Schwarzenegger looks to be multi-tasking and texting while kissing his famous new flame.The union seems to be fated for the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the singer. Back in 2011, the 21-year-old model actually told Details magazine his eyes were "set on Miley."Looks like Schwarzenegger knows what he wants and goes after it. The two have been romantically linked since earlier this month.

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MTV Reality Star Diem Brown Dies at 32

MTV Reality Star Diem Brown Dies at 32

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MTV star Diem Brown died Friday after battling cancer for the third time, People magazine reports. She was 32.“MTV is tremendously sad to hear the news that Diem Brown has lost her long battle with cancer,” MTV added via a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Diem was a true fighter and brought passion to everything she touched. We will miss her.”Just a couple days ago on Tuesday, the reality star had asked for prayers and advice, tweeting, "my doctors are seemingly giving up but I won't & can't rollover. Whatever option I have to LIVE I'm grabbing!"Brown had been a longtime blogger for People.com, documenting her struggle with cancer for the past couple of years.

Last month, Brown revealed to People magazine that her latest bout with cancer had spread from her colon to her liver and lymph nodes."I was blown away. It really crushed a little bit of my spirit," she said.After dealing with intense pain and side effects from the chemotherapy, Brown said she was at her lowest point in late October."It was such a dark, dark, dark, dark place. I would go in the bathtub and just lay down for hours, with the water running," she added. "I kept getting worse, and I felt like it would never end."But through it all, Brown never lost her spirit and always stayed positive, even thinking about her post-cancer life."I'm going to have a family and get married and the whole American, 2½ kids, white-picket-fence dream," she said. "It's something that's really important to me, because it means a long-term future."Brown -- who made her MTV debut on Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat in 2006 -- had been dealing with cancer for almost a decade. First with ovarian cancer in 2006 and then again in 2012. Then in 2013, she beat cancer once again. Still once again, the MTV star was diagnosed with cancer this past August, this time in her colon.The Duel and The Gauntlet competitor found out about the news while filming a reality show.

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Beyonce, Iggy Azalea Among Finalists for AMA Artist of the Year Award

Beyonce, Iggy Azalea Among Finalists for AMA Artist of the Year Award

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beyonce, Luke Bryan, One Direction, Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea are the five finalists for the 2014 American Music Awards artist of the year award.The artists names were revealed Friday on ABC's Good Morning America.There were initially 10 nominees in the category but the number was narrowed on Friday. Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Eminem, Lorde and Imagine Dragons had also been in the category but failed to get enough votes to put them in the top five.Fans may vote for their favorite artist either on the AMA website or on the individual artist’s Twitter feeds by clicking the “vote now” button.

[Click here to vote on the AMA website]

The AMAs recognizes artists in a number of categories, including single of the year, favorite artist pop/rock, favorite album/country, top soundtrack and favorite artist/rap/hip-hop.Nominations are based on key fan interactions reflected in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity, according to the awards.The 42 annual American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. on Sunday, Nov. 23, on ABC. Pre-show live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m. ET on Yahoo.com.

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Jim Carrey Gave a Stranger a Bowl Haircut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Jim Carrey Gave a Stranger a Bowl Haircut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube(LOS ANGELES) — Jim Carrey is bringing back the bowl haircut.The Dumb and Dumber To star cut strangers’ hair on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, giving a haircut reminiscent of his character, Lloyd Christmas -- and later shaving a woman’s head.“In 1994, when Dumb and Dumber came out, the most famous haircut for women was the Rachel, and the most famous haircut for men was the Lloyd,” Kimmel said.Carrey threatened to poke himself in the eyes with his barber’s scissors. “Keep in mind Jimmy, while I’m doing this cut I’m going to have to resist the impulse to turn the scissors on myself,” Carrey said.Carrey combed the hair of his first volunteer, Colby, forward, placed a metal bowl on top of his head, and then trimmed across.“That’s nice. That’s beautiful,” Carrey said.

He didn’t use the bowl for his second participant, Deanna, haphazardly chopping at her blond tresses -- and even wearing some of her hair as a mustache -- before finishing the job with a razor.“That’s unexpected,” Kimmel said.“Yes. It symbolizes the control I have over the mind of my fans,” Carrey said.Deanna expressed remorse over the haircut. She just wanted to see the show, maybe get an autograph, she said. So Carrey tried to buzz his signature into her hair, zaniness courtesy of Lloyd Christmas.

Carrey later discussed his breakout role on the early 1990s sketch comedy show In Living Color. Sometimes, he said, he wishes he were still on the show, just for the chance to address popular issues, referencing Kim Kardashian’s photo spread in Paper magazine.“Great, she’s backing up,” he said, beeping.“I’m all right with that though," Carrey added. "I think it’s fantastic. If Kanye’s OK with it, I’m down. I’m just glad he has a good place to park his bicycle.”

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“Dumb and Dumber To,” “Beyond the Lights” Open Friday

“Dumb and Dumber To,” “Beyond the Lights” Open Friday

"Dumb and Dumber To" - Universal(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Dumb and Dumber To -- Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are back as the dimwitted duo Lloyd and Harry for the Farrelly brothers' sequel to the 1994 original. This time, the friends go on a road trip to find Harry's long-lost child. Rated PG-13. Beyond the Lights -- A female music star falls for a young cop who is assigned to protect her. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover and Machine Gun Kelly star. Rated PG-13.

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Nate Parker Plays the Hero in “Beyond the Lights”

Nate Parker Plays the Hero in “Beyond the Lights”

Relativity(NEW YORK) — Red Tails actor Nate Parker stars as a young cop in his first big screen leading role in Beyond the Lights."I portray a character named Kaz Nicol, and basically it's a story about a woman who is on the brink of super stardom and she's had to sacrifice her soul in many ways. My character comes in at a very critical moment in her life and through a series of events he's able to save her life physically but through their relationship they basically come to save each other," he explains to ABC News Radio.Although it's his first leading role, Parker says he didn't feel any pressure on set."It doesn't take any more or less work to build a character. When you accept a role you say to yourself how can I bring this character to life in the context of the project? And you become a servant of the overall film," Parker explains. "And if you do your job well, whether you have one line or all the lines, then you're successful.""So I try not to put any extra pressure on myself," he adds.Parker stars opposite British starlet Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The two share some intense and playful love scenes in Beyond the Lights. Parker says its a chemistry the two honed long before they even walked on set."We went to dinner. We went to Disneyland. We spent a lot of time together, as much as we could, before filming," he says. "And then the rest, it was written. The words were, in some sense, almost poetic and they just worked in a way. The rest was in the dialogue, getting you there."In the romantic-drama, Parker portrays the onscreen son of Danny Glover's character, Captain David Nicol. Captain Nicol wants his son to follow in his footsteps, to not only become a top cop but eventually a politician in Los Angeles.On filming with Glover, Parker says, "It was great. When you work with people of his stature, you know icons, you can only hope that they'll be as giving as you need them to be. ...He was very open to my thoughts and we were able to...put together a relationship that seemed authentic."Beyond the Lights, written and directed by Love & Basketball creator Gina Prince-Bythewood, opens nationwide Friday.

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Robin Williams Left Estate to His Three Kids and Wife

Robin Williams Left Estate to His Three Kids and Wife

Art Streiber/CBS© 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.(NEW YORK) — The late Robin Williams made sure that his wife, Susan Schneider, and his three kids were taken care of in the event of his death.According to People magazine, in Williams' will, which was filed Oct. 15 in Marin County, California, the late star directed his executors to "give my entire estate, in trust" to the Robin Williams Trust, established to benefit his kids -- Zak, 31, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22.According to documents from 2009, the trust was set up to distribute funds to his three children in stages: with each child receiving a third of the share at 21, half the share at 25 and the remainder of the share at 30.The star's will also directs the executor to "fulfill my obligations" to Schneider as stipulated in their prenuptial agreement. The two wed in October 2011.There's no word on the exact dollar amount left to each family member, but it's estimated in the millions.The Marin County Sheriff’s Office determined that Williams committed suicide at his Northern California home on Aug. 11. He was 63.

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“Shark Tank” Celebrates 100th Episode Friday Night

“Shark Tank” Celebrates 100th Episode Friday Night

ABC(NEW YORK) — Shark Tank celebrates its 100th episode on Friday night. For the first time in Shark Tank history, all six sharks -- Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary -- will appear together to share their experiences on the ABC series.When Shark Tank premiered in 2009, John says, he didn't expect it to survive beyond its first season. He tells ABC News Radio, "I didn't think that people would get it...and the amazing producers behind it put it in a way that people could understand it. It's entertaining, it's educational."Cuban, who joined Shark Tank during its third season, is also surprised by its longevity. He says, "Honestly when I came on I thought this was just a business show, it'll be interesting, I'll have some fun, and I'll do my three episodes and it'll be over. And now it went from I think 12 episodes a season to 26 or 28, and it's on every day on multiple networks. It's crazy."Shark Tank airs Friday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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“Fifty Shades of Grey” Trailer Debuts During “Scandal”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Trailer Debuts During “Scandal”

Focus Features/Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) — Gladiators -- that is, fans of ABC's Scandal -- got an extra eyeful during the show Thursday night, as the full-length trailer to the eagerly anticipated adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey made its debut during the drama. Set to Beyonce's "Haunted," the coming attraction only hints at the sexy content that made the E.L. James book a bestseller and the first in a hit trilogy. The snippet centers on the budding -- and eventually passionate -- relationship between billionaire Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, and Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele, the young woman whose eyes are opened thanks to Grey's penchant for sexual bondage and dominance."My tastes are very singular," Grey says. "You wouldn't understand." 

"Enlighten me then," Steele says, before Grey opens the locked door to his sex toy-filled "playroom." The Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed film also stars Jennifer Ehle, Rita Ora and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden.It will hit theaters on Feb. 13, 2015 -- just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Movie Review: “Beyond the Lights” (Rated PG-13)

Movie Review: “Beyond the Lights” (Rated PG-13)

Relativity(NEW YORK) — Done no favors by a marketing campaign that reeks of “been there done that,” Beyond the Lights is a surprising film buoyed by a terrific performance from star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, opposite the vastly underrated Nate Parker. Mbatha-Raw (Belle) plays Noni, an up-and-coming pop singer who’s just starting to blow up, thanks to a collaboration she does with a rapper named Kid Culprit, played by real rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Noni is gifted, blessed not only with a gorgeous voice, but looks to match. Not helping, her overbearing mother and manager, Macy (Minnie Driver), encourages her child to show more skin than singing talent. When we first meet Noni, she’s a lost soul, drowning in her own ocean of over-sexualized hype. She’s just won her first Billboard award, she’s dating Kid Culprit, and seemingly has everything she’s ever wanted. That’s when she decides to leap off her hotel balcony. Don’t worry, she never makes it to the ground: the police officer assigned to her hotel room grabs her as she falls. She wants to let go, but the officer, Kaz, played by Parker, looks her in the eyes and says, “I see you.” Noni allows him to pull her to safety. The rumors start to fly that Noni tried to throw herself off the balcony. Macy buys Kaz’s uneasy silence with a $10,000 check, and at a press conference they tell the world Noni was drunk and slipped. Noni is drawn to Kaz and it soon becomes clear why. He’s an intelligent, confident, no BS, quietly ambitious dude who hopes to affect change by running for office. These two, of course, fall for each other, but there are plenty of obstacles standing in the way of their finding happiness together. I love the job writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood does here, sure-handedly presenting a story that unfolds like that moment up on that balcony, with Noni ready let go as Kaz struggles to save her. She keeps the cameras close and the dialogue economical, finding the truth in her actors’ eyes. It helps that in Mbatha-Raw, Parker and Driver, she has three actors who excel at delivering truth. Had Beyond the Lights been much less predictable and allowed the protagonist to be even more independent when finding her truth, it would’ve been a truly special movie, with something a little more important to say.  That said, it’s still a solid and entertaining film that tugs at the heart. Three-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Movie Review: “Dumb and Dumber To” (Rated PG-13)

Movie Review: “Dumb and Dumber To” (Rated PG-13)

Universal(NEW YORK) — Humor is subjective, and I strongly subject to Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s Dumb and Dumber To. (Thanks for allowing my small tribute to the movie’s fondness for malapropisms.) The plot: for 20 years, Harry (Jeff Daniels) has been visiting Lloyd (Jim Carrey) every week in a nursing home, where Lloyd has been in a catatonic state since the first movie. Right away, we’re treated to the first two Farrelly Brothers’ trademark gross-out visual gags, both of which involve Lloyd’s bladder catheter, and its forced removal.  If you’ve seen the trailer, you know Lloyd’s catatonia was only a two-decade-long joke he played on Harry, which Harry found “awesome!” Harry needs a kidney but can’t find a donor. He turns to his Asian parents for help but is crestfallen when they inform him he was adopted -- a telegraphed joke, but funny nonetheless. Instead, his father gives Harry a box of his old mail, which includes a postcard from Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner), informing Harry she’s pregnant. The postcard was sent more than 20 years ago which, Lloyd deduces, means Harry has an adult child who probably has a kidney to donate.  Turns out Harry has a daughter, named Penny (Rachel Melvin), and when Fraida shows Harry and Lloyd a picture of her, Lloyd falls in love -- which will, of course, cause tension between our two favorite idiots. Fraida also informs them that she gave Penny up for adoption.  So off go Harry and Lloyd to track down Penny, while avoiding a diabolical plan by Penny’s stepmother, Adele (Laurie Holden) and her lover (Rob Riggle) to kill Penny’s father, a rich scientist, and inherit his fortune. This is where I tell you how much I liked Dumb and Dumber, how I consider There’s Something About Mary a classic, and how Kingpin is one of my all-time favorite comedies. I like the Farrelly Brothers. That said, this is also where I tell you I didn’t laugh out loud once while watching Dumb and Dumber To. I giggled quietly and smiled a lot, but not one visceral, honest-to-goodness, uncontrollable laugh. Seeing Harry and Lloyd, 20 years later, is on the one hand nostalgic and comfortable, but it also at times feels desperate, which is in turn awkward and uncomfortable. Even so, the years haven’t diminished Carey and Daniels’ ability to play these characters.  It has, however, diminished the Farrellys’ ability to be original. They’re victims of their own amazing and hilarious success, and Dumb and Dumber To feels like they’re trying too (to?) hard to recapture the magical, winning formula of their early films.  In the end, Dumb and Dumber To is like a mildly amusing, 50-year-old guy in a bar, dressed like a hipster, awkwardly hitting on 21-year-old girls: it’s kind of funny, but it’s also kind of depressing. Two-and-a-half out of five stars. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Why Idina Menzel Calls John Travolta’s Flub ‘The Best Mistake That’s Ever Happened to Me’

Why Idina Menzel Calls John Travolta’s Flub ‘The Best Mistake That’s Ever Happened to Me’

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- At the Oscars this past March, John Travolta famously flubbed Idina Menzel's name.However, Menzel -- or, as Travolta called her, "Adele Dazeem" -- has a great attitude about it."It’s the best mistake that’s ever happened to me," she told Redbook magazine. "Just having the kind of success where people might know my name — my real name! It took me a long time to stop chasing it and just embrace it." These days, Menzel's name is bound to be heard more and more as the Frozen star, 43, is promoting her new holiday album, starring in her Broadway show, If/Then, and of course, being a mother to her son with her ex-husband, Taye Diggs. Balancing work with motherhood can be tough."The guilt is the thing that we as women all feel, whether we stay at home or we work. There are a lot of double standards with the way the men in our lives see how we make those choices," she said. "I think there’s an accounting for how much time I spend with my son, and men don’t have to account for how much time they spend with their child. It hurts to feel that’s a judgment being made. Because we’re already judging ourselves."Fitting in a dating life, then, has been nearly impossible."I’m open to it. I just don’t have a lot of time," she said. "They’d have to meet me at, like, midnight after the show, and that’s kind of slutty, isn’t it?"

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Poppy Montgomery Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Poppy Montgomery Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved(NEW YORK) -- Poppy Montgomery's baby boy is here!

The Unforgettable star and her husband, Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford, welcomed a son, Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford, on Tuesday, her rep told People. He weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.

“Mom and baby are doing well,” the rep said in a statement.

This is the couple's second child together. Their daughter, Violet Grace, is 19 months old. Montgomery also has a 6-year-old son, Jackson, from a previous relationship, and Sanford has two children from a previous marriage.

Montgomery, 42, announced this past July that she was expecting a boy.

"I've been hiding it until this very moment," she said during appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. "I've been filming my show! I’ve been doing all my stunts and running and leaping, but I haven’t told anybody because I didn't want them to treat me differently, but I do [want some special treatment]. I want people to give me their seats. I want them to open doors."

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