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Toronto Assault Charges Against Justin Bieber Dropped

Toronto Assault Charges Against Justin Bieber Dropped

Theo Wargo/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Assault charges against Justin Bieber for an incident that happened late last year in Toronto have been dropped, his lawyer told ABC News on Monday.

“On January 29, 2014, Justin Bieber was charged with assault in relation to an incident in Toronto that had allegedly occurred on December 29, 2013. Today we appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto at which time that charge was withdrawn at the request of the Crown,” Bieber’s attorney Brian Greenspan said in a statement to ABC.

The altercation for which Bieber, 20, was originally charged involved the pop singer, friends and a limo driver who picked the group up from a local Toronto club this past December.

“We welcome the decision of the office of the Crown Attorney to withdraw the charge, having reached the conclusion that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction,” the statement continued. “We have always maintained Mr. Bieber’s innocence. The withdrawal of the charge is the product of a thorough and thoughtful review of the evidence by responsible prosecutors. We thank them for their consideration.”

This is good news for Bieber, who was recently arrested on Aug. 29 for an unrelated charge of dangerous driving and assault.

OPP Constable Kees Wijnands said at the time of Bieber’s arrest that his driving last month in his native Canada while driving an all terrain vehicle had resulted in a collision with a van and was “a danger to the public” — hence the arrest.

Greenspan is also Bieber’s attorney in this separate case and told ABC at the time of the arrest that “Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’ peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi. This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. …We are hopeful that this matter will be quickly resolved.”

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James Corden to Replace Craig Ferguson on “The Late Late Show”

James Corden to Replace Craig Ferguson on “The Late Late Show”

WENN/©2014 WENN All Rights Reserved(NEW YORK) — The rumors are true: British actor James Corden is set to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show in 2015, CBS announced Monday.

“I can’t describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson,” the Tony Award-winning actor said in a statement. “To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America’s #1 network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy.”

Outgoing host Ferguson tweeted his thoughts on his successor Monday: “Congratulations to the spectacularly talented James Corden who will take over the LLS after me. Great choice. I heartily endorse & approve.”

Ferguson, who’s hosted the Late Late Show since 2005, announced last April that he’ll be leaving in December. His announcement came right after David Letterman announced his retirement from CBS’ Late Show.

Letterman will be replaced by Stephen Colbert sometime next year. Ferguson’s Late Late Show is produced by Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants.

Corden can currently be seen on the big screen with Keira Knightley in Begin Again. The actor also has a role in Disney’s Into the Woods, due out in December.

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Hilary Duff Contacts FBI over Alleged Nude Photos

Hilary Duff Contacts FBI over Alleged Nude Photos

Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Hakkasan Beverly Hills(NEW YORK) — Hilary Duff has been in contact with the FBI over alleged nude photos of her that have been posted online.

A rep for the actress-singer tells E! News that Duff’s people have reached out to the FB and that the images are not legit.

An unnamed source notes that Duff is upset over the situation, saying, “What kind of world do we live in where someone can just take nude photos of any person from the neck down and then claim they are a celebrity and try to sell those?”

The FBI is currently investigating the recent leak of private photos belonging to Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

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Celebs Offer $30K Reward in Response to Cruel ALS Bucket Prank

Celebs Offer $30K Reward in Response to Cruel ALS Bucket Prank

Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Drew Carey, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are offering a reward to help find whoever was involved in a cruel prank on an autistic teenager.

Some students from Bay Village High School, in Ohio, reportedly dumped a bucket filled with urine, feces and spit onto the 14-year-old, claiming it was part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They recorded the incident on the victim’s phone and posted the video on social media.

On Saturday, Carey posted a link to a news article regarding the prank. The Price Is Right host, a native of Cleveland, wrote, “If the Bay Village PD wants to start a reward fund to find who did this, contact me. I’ll donate $10k.”

McCarthy then lent her support to Carey’s cause. The former View co-host tweeted, “I’m joining Drew Carey’s 10K Reward to Find Perpetrators Behind Horrible ALS Bucket Prank. Now it’s 20k! #justice.”

Wahlberg then followed his new bride. He tweeted “If this “s****y” prank was real… Then I am joining @JennyMcCarthy and @DrewFromTV and offering another $10K to the reward! That makes 30K!

A rally for the victim was held in Bay Village on Friday night.
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George Clooney Reveals Where He and His Fiancée Will Tie the Knot

George Clooney Reveals Where He and His Fiancée Will Tie the Knot

AFP/Getty Images(FLORENCE, Italy) — George Clooney has dropped a major tidbit regarding his upcoming wedding.

The actor, who is engaged to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, attended a fundraising event for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Florence, Italy, on Sunday.

At the event, People magazine reports, Clooney shared this bit of news: “I met my lovely bride-to-be here in Italy, whom I will be marrying, in a couple of weeks, in Venice, of all places.”

The actor-director was at the event to accept a humanitarian award.

Meanwhile, E! News reports Alamuddin and her mother, Barria, stopped by the Alexander McQueen headquarters in London on Thursday, which may suggest that her wedding dress could come from the design house. Reportedly, she was there for two hours.

If Alamuddin does wear McQueen, she’d follow in the footsteps of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who also wore an Alexander McQueen gown on her wedding day.

There have also been whispers that Clooney’s bride may wear Elie Saab or Zuhair Murad on the big day.

Clooney, 53, proposed to the 36-year-old Alamuddin in April. It had been rumored for a while that they’ll exchange vows in Italy, where he has a villa in Lake Como.

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More than $109 Million Raised from “Stand Up To Cancer”

More than $109 Million Raised from “Stand Up To Cancer”

Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for Stand Up To Cancer(LOS ANGELES) — More than 109 million dollars has been raised for cancer research in connection to Friday night’s star-studded Stand Up To Cancer telecast, its organizers have announced.

The telecast, which aired on all of the major broadcast networks as well as numerous cable networks, featured A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, who served as an executive producer of the fundraiser, as well as Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon.

The telecast also included performances by The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Ariana Grande, and Lupe Fiasco with Jennifer Hudson and Common.

Stand Up To Cancer has been held every two years since 2008.

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Is Robert Downey Jr. Hanging Up the “Iron Man” Suit?

Is Robert Downey Jr. Hanging Up the “Iron Man” Suit?

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — He’s arguably the most popular actor and one of the biggest box office draws in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Robert Downey Jr. might not appear in a fourth Iron Man film.

Legions of fans, including Ol’ Shellhead’s co-creator Stan Lee, feel Downey is the perfect embodiment of billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark — the armored hero’s alter-ego — but the actor told Variety over the weekend that a fourth go-round at this point is not in the cards.

“There isn’t one in the pipe,” the actor said at a press event at the Toronto Film Festival, at which his drama The Judge screened. “No, there’s no plan for a fourth Iron Man.”

When asked if he’d “let” someone else wear the suit, Downey laughed, saying, “I like that the idea is that it would be up to me, like I’m casting director for Marvel.” His Judge co-star Robert Duvall chimed in, “Don’t give it to anybody else.”

Iron Man 3 was a global blockbuster, earning 1.3 billion dollars for Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

All told, the Iron Man trilogy not only put once-troubled Downey back on the map, but generated $2.4 billion in theaters — and made Downey the highest-paid actor in the world, with an estimated take-home between 2013 and 2014 at $75 million, factoring in his hard-fought, reported $50 million profit sharing deal for The Avengers.

It should be noted that Downey will appear as Tony Stark/Iron Man in 2015′s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and in the blockbuster series’ third installment in 2018.

It’s also very possible that Downey’s statement is an opening salvo in what will be a new round of tough negotiations with Marvel.

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Neil Patrick Harris Weds Longtime Partner

Neil Patrick Harris Weds Longtime Partner

Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Neil Patrick Harris has married his longtime partner, David Burtka.

The Tony Award-winning actor announced the news via Twitter. “Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the ‘n’ and ‘d’ in ‘husband,’” he tweeted Monday. The tweet is accompanied by a photo of the two apparently exchanging vows.

According to People magazine, the grooms were married by Pam Fryman, director of How I Met Your Mother, the same show on which Harris starred for nine seasons before it wrapped up earlier this year.  The entertainment at the wedding reception was provided by none other than Elton John.

Harris and Burtka have been together since 2004 and are parents to fraternal twins, Harper and Gideon, whom they had via surrogate in October 2010.

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Joan Rivers’ Memorial Service: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin and Others Send Icon Off in Style

Joan Rivers’ Memorial Service: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin and Others Send Icon Off in Style

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(NEW YORK) — Comedians, celebrities and loved ones paid their last respects to Joan Rivers on Sunday.

The comedy icon’s memorial service took place at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in her hometown New York.

The funeral was a who’s who of the comedy and celebrity world, with the likes of close friends Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Howard Stern and Rosie O’Donnell showing up to pay homage to their late friend and legend, who died Thursday.

Other A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Sawyer, Geraldo Rivera, Donald Trump, and her Fashion Police co-stars Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne were also in attendance. The guest list reflected how many people Rivers touch in her more than 50 years in comedy.

As early as an hour before the 11 a.m. service, two dozen or more attendees began to line up at the temple. Across the street, more than 75 fans were waiting outside.

The service was private and there was no red carpet, but in typical Joan Rivers fashion the service was a grand celebration of her life and legacy.

ABC News learned earlier in the weekend that Oscar nominee and Rivers fan Hugh Jackman sang the late comedian’s favorite song from “A Boy From Oz” — “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on the Stage” — at the service.

In addition, Howard Stern gave a touching speech about his “best friend,” and Audra McDonald also performed, moving guests to tears, according to People magazine.

After the service ended, bagpipes began playing “New York, New York” as a way to cap off the one-of-a-kind tribute.

Close family friend Deborah Norville told ABC News last week that Rivers’ daughter Melissa had been instrumental in planning the beautiful service.

“Melissa’s unbelievable. But I’m not at all surprised because she’s so much like her mother,” she said. “She is doing a spectacular job planning her mom’s funeral, making sure that the people she loved have a role to play, making sure that everybody that Joan would want there is notified and has ample time to get there.”

Rivers died a few days ago “peacefully,” surrounded by friends and family at the age of 81, Melissa Rivers said on Thursday.

The comedic legend had been at Mount Sinai Hospital sedated for a week after she went into cardiac arrest following a procedure at a local New York clinic. Rivers was undergoing what close friend Deborah Norville described as “a diagnostic procedure … [to] see why her voice had gotten raspy.”

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” Holds Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Holds Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy maintained its number one spot at the box office this week, bringing in a weekend profit of more than $10 million.

The superhero film, which totaled nearly $300 million since its debut, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and drama If I Stay rounded out the top three slots, bringing in $6.5 million and $5.75 million this weekend.

Director Luke Greenfield’s Let’s Be Cops jumped from fifth on the list to number four this week, with Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. playing dress-up as law enforcement.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy: $10.16 million
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: $6.5 million
3. If I Stay: $5.75 million
4. Let’s Be Cops: $5.4 million
5. The November Man: $4.2 million
6. As Above/So Below: $3.723 million
7. When the Game Stands Tall: $3.7 million
8. The Giver: $3.591 million
9. The Hundred-Foot Journey: $3.2 million
10. Lucy: $1.95 million

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Reddit Bans Page Featuring Leaked Celebrity Pictures

Reddit Bans Page Featuring Leaked Celebrity Pictures

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Online forum Reddit banned a page on its site that featured several leaked celebrity photos involved in a recent hack.

In a statement Saturday, website representatives said they “deplore the theft of these images” and “do not condone their widespread distribution.”

Nude photos purporting to be pictures of A-list celebrities surfaced last week and included Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.

“We understand the harm that misusing our site does to the victims of this theft, and we deeply sympathize,” the site’s blog post reads.

The page was taken down after requests from lawful owners of the content.

Still, Reddit representatives said they are “unlikely to make changes” to their existing site content policies.

“The philosophy behind this stems from the idea that each individual is responsible for his or her moral actions,” the statement continues.

“We uphold the ideal of free speech on reddit as much as possible not because we are legally bound to, but because we believe that you – the user – has the right to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, and that it is your responsibility to do so. When you know something is right, you should choose to do it. But as much as possible, we will not force you to do it.”

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GRL Singer Simone Battle Dies at 25

GRL Singer Simone Battle Dies at 25

Nino Munoz / FOX(LOS ANGELES) –  Pop singer and former X-Factor contestant Simone Battle, a member of G.R.L., has died, her representatives told ABC News. She was 25.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L.,” Reign Deer Entertainment, Robin Antin, Kemosabe Records, and RCA Records said in a statement. “Simone was an exceptional young talent and human being, and we are all devastated to learn of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time.”

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Elizabeth Banks Dishes on Her Last Day on the “Hunger Games” Set

Elizabeth Banks Dishes on Her Last Day on the “Hunger Games” Set

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) –  Elizabeth Banks said she loved being a part of the Hunger Games franchise.

However, her last day on set was depressing for more than one reason.

“It was a sad day and I wrapped on a day when no one else did,” she told ABC News. “It was really sort of lonely and depressing.”

Still, Banks, who said she “cherished” her character, Effie and the storylines in general, is already onto other projects. For one, she’s helping to judge a Frito-Lay Super Bowl commercial contest, in which filmmakers submit commercials for Doritos. The winner will win a “dream job” with Universal, the studio behind her upcoming film, Pitch Perfect 2.

“Everybody has to start somewhere in this business and what I really love about this contest is that they’re gonna really give somebody their start in the entertainment industry,” she said. “I just felt like it was a really amazing opportunity to be supportive of young filmmakers … who want to submit their material and get seen by industry professionals.”

Banks, 40, is taking on new challenges too. The actress is making her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the popular 2012 movie Pitch Perfect.

“It’s a big responsibility, but I was really excited to take it on and try to do it confidently,” she said. “[The original] was lightning in a bottle and it was such a surprise to see how the movie was received. The whole ‘Cups’ phenomenon was a surprise to all of us. It came from the authenticity of the movie, and this time around we were really aiming to do that again and be pure in our intention to tell more of the story of these characters that people have fallen in love with.”

Two people who aren’t in on the phenomenon are her two young sons, Felix, 3, and Magnus, 1. Balancing her personal life with her career is a goal, Banks said, as is being a role model to her boys.

“I need to get on Sesame Street,” she said. “They’ll be my biggest fans!”

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Amanda Fuller on the Brittany Murphy Biopic: ‘The Intent Was Only to Honor Brittany’s Memory’

Amanda Fuller on the Brittany Murphy Biopic: ‘The Intent Was Only to Honor Brittany’s Memory’

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Amanda Fuller grew up watching Brittany Murphy so much so that her and friends would throw Clueless parties. Now, Fuller is stepping into the late actress’s shoes for The Brittany Murphy Story, set to air Saturday night on Lifetime at 8 p.m. EST.

“It’s very surreal to be in this position,” she told ABC News. “Beyond [Clueless] like Girl Interrupted, and all the films she was a part of, I feel like molded me as an actor. Maybe there was a reason why it all came together this way.”

“I knew her more from her blockbuster career, then came to realize [through her Indie movies and other smaller roles] she’s an incredible talent that was totally under utilized,” Fuller said, comparing the late star to the likes of Marilyn Monroe.

Murphy had her big break in the 1995 classic hit featuring Alicia Silverstone, but went on to forge a career all her own, starring in other movies like Just Married and Sin City. She married Simon Monjack in 2007 and mysterious died in 2009 at the age of just 32 after going into cardiac arrest. She had been suffering from pneumonia at the time of her death.

Years, later Angelo Bertolotti, Murphy’s father, claimed she was poisoned.

“I have a feeling that there was a definite murder situation here,” he told Good Morning America last year.

Fuller, 30, is more inclined to agree that pneumonia and related anemia caused her death.

“I truly believe that what we know to be true from the coroner’s report is what is true,” she said. “I don’t play into any of the controversy stuff, murder and all that.”

The movie will show how Murphy changed quite a bit physically over her career — losing weight and going blonde. Fuller said that is something she can relate to a bit.

“I think most actors go through that,” Fuller admitted, saying there have been people who focused on her weight and other physical attributes. Despite that, Fuller has risen to the ranks of TV elite, starring alongside Tim Allen in Last Man Standing.

“She had the need to and desire to be great and for people to love her,” Fuller said of Murphy. For example, “she was obsessed with high heels, because she was so small.”

“I think what was so ironic was people fell in love with her in the beginning as her authentic self,” she added. “A crazy girl from Jersey with that quirky spirit and she never lost that spark.”

As for looking like Murphy, Fuller is not blind and fully aware the two aren’t twins.

“The movie is more about trying to capture her essence that she had and shed light to that struggle she had as she went further into the business,” she said. “The producers told me ‘This is not a look-alike piece.’ Hopefully once people get into the story, they forget that I don’t look exactly like Brittany, but follow the journey of the relationships.”

Fuller said she learned a lot about Murphy she didn’t know while filming this movie.

“I didn’t know her mom battled cancer and both those times, Brittany basically dropped her career to be there for her mom,” she said, adding that during those times, Murphy got hounded by the media for various reasons like alleged drug abuse that Fuller believes is not true.

One person who does not agree with the story line of this movie is her father, Bertolotti.

“I am disgusted and outraged,” Bertolotti told Examiner of the project. He said the story is “completely untrue.”

Fuller said Bertolotti has gone as far as to tweet directly at the actress portraying his daughter.

According to his tweets, Bertolotti claims he’s upset that the biopic refers to his daughter as a “chunky monkey,” among other gripes.

Sharon, Brittany’s mother, has not been involved, but Fuller said, “I think if she were to see the film, she would see the intent was only to honor Brittany’s memory and bring her beautiful spirit to life.”

Fans of the late actress have also spoken out about the project on social media and Fuller is unfazed and proud to be a part of the film.

“It comes with the territory,” she said. “Everyone’s going to have their opinions.”

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Joan Rivers: What We Know So Far About Yorkville Endoscopy and Rivers’ Death

Joan Rivers: What We Know So Far About Yorkville Endoscopy and Rivers’ Death

Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) — When Joan Rivers died Thursday after spending a week in the hospital following a cardiac arrest, attention turned to what procedure she was having done at a local New York City clinic and what the circumstances were surrounding her death.

The New York State Health Department told ABC News that it has opened a “full investigation” into Yorkville Endoscopy Center. As of now, there is no suspicion of wrongdoing and the investigation is routine, a source briefed on the case told ABC News.

Here’s the information that ABC News has gathered after talking to a variety of sources close to the comedian:

  • Rivers was undergoing what close friend Deborah Norville described as “a diagnostic procedure … [to] see why her voice had gotten raspy.”
  • The call to 911 from Yorkville Endoscopy came at 9:39 a.m. By 9:46 a.m., paramedics and other first responders were on scene. Rivers arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital at 10:08 a.m. She was already on life support and her condition at the time we are told was near death.
  • Norville added that Rivers had been in a “medically induced coma” for the past week.
  • According to a source briefed on the case: Rivers was under general anesthesia when she went into cardiac arrest at Yorkville Endoscopy on the Upper East Side.
  • According to a Yorkville Endoscopy spokesperson, the clinic “as a federally and state licensed facility, has the same level of life-saving and resuscitation devices (such as state-of-the-art cardiac defibrillators, airway management equipment, etc.) found in any hospital emergency room or hospital-based operating room.”
  • The Yorkville spokesperson adds, “Yorkville Endoscopy has performed 18,000 procedures since it opened in February 2013. Yorkville Endoscopy has maintained an exceptional safety record that far exceeds the national average.”
  • The New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said the autopsy is complete but will not release results, pending the outcome of further testing.

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Joy Behar Remembers Joan Rivers as a ‘Great Role Model’

Joy Behar Remembers Joan Rivers as a ‘Great Role Model’

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers was one of the hardest-working comedians in the business before her death Thursday. Even at the time of her death, the 81-year-old was supposed to be in New York City covering Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for E!’s Fashion Police.

Joy Behar explained on Friday’s Good Morning America why Rivers, her longtime friend, worked so hard.

“I said, ‘Joan, what is it with this empty calendar that makes you so…’ [She said] ‘Oh sure, sure! You have a husband. You have someone to hang out with.’ She was right. It was like, you know, she was a single widow and she needed to do things with her life,” Behar recalled.

Behar said the comedy legend just wasn’t just a role model to other female comics, but to women in general.

“We’re trained to be nice and to be good little girls and don’t speak your mind. She’s the opposite and so all of us women comedians are like that,” said Behar.  “We just say whatever. So we took a page from Joan. She was a great role model.  [She said] just go out there and say whatever and be funny and don’t worry if the men don’t think you’re sexy or if they don’t like it, too bad! You know, that’s a very important thing for women to understand.”

Behind-the-scenes, Behar said Rivers was just a regular person: “She was normal.  She picked up a check. She had a conversation. She was a normal person. You would’ve enjoyed her conversation I think. Not one of these people that has to be funny 24/7.”

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Katie Couric’s Mother and ‘Best Friend’ Elinor Dies

Katie Couric’s Mother and ‘Best Friend’ Elinor Dies

Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) — Katie Couric had to say goodbye to her “best friend” Thursday.

“My heart is broken. I lost my mom and best friend. We love you and miss you, Mom/Granny,” she tweeted along with a sweet picture of her late mother, Elinor H. Couric.

 

My heart is broken. I lost my mom and best friend. We love you and miss you, Mom/Granny. pic.twitter.com/gamqIxqlIz

— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) September 4, 2014

She also posted on Facebook that her mother lived from 1923 to 2014 and died at the age of 91.

“She loved fiercely and was fiercely loved,” she added.

 

Fans immediately shared their condolences.

Couric, 57, took care of her mother after she lost her father to Parkinson’s in 2011.

The veteran news anchor just remarried herself, when she tied the knot to John Molner in June.

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Art Exhibit Plans to Showcase Celebs’ Hacked Photos

Art Exhibit Plans to Showcase Celebs’ Hacked Photos

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A Florida gallery says it’s going to showcase the hacked photos of starlets — including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton — as part of an art exhibit about privacy in the age of the Internet.

The leaked images will be printed on huge canvases and added to Los Angeles artist XVALA’s ongoing “Fear Google” project, Cory Allen Contemporary Art said on its website. The St. Petersburg, Florida, showroom will put the images on display on Oct. 30, as part of XVALA’s “No Delete” show.

“The artist and myself were both really inspired and encouraged by the way people are reacting to this — both positive and negative,” founder Cory Allen told ABC News. “It’s inspiring to see that people are angry, and that they care about privacy in an age where everyone gives away their information.”

The point of the project is “to show how technology is consuming us,” Allen added.

The latest installment is part of a seven-year art project about privacy, he said. It also includes paparazzi photos of celebrities.

The timing of the celeb photo hack was a coincidence, he said.

Allen said he and the artist aren’t too worried about police interference, and won’t show any photos they believe were taken of the celebrities when they were underage. As for any potential legal hurdles, he said “we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”

And they will probably have to, according to attorney Brad Shear, who specializes in digital issues.

“Their fair use claim would be very weak, because at the end of the day these are just stolen images,” Shear told ABC News.

The artist and gallery owner could potentially be violating privacy laws, revenge porn laws and copyright laws by using the images, he said.

Allen stressed that the gallery doesn’t condone hacking, but the goal of the exhibit is to continue the social conversation about privacy.

Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence vowed to go after hackers after the leaked images surfaced.

“This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client, Kate Upton’s, privacy,” attorney Lawrence shire said. “We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”

Liz Mahoney, a spokesperson for Jennifer Lawrence, has said the actress will “prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos.”

Mahoney and Shire did not immediately respond to ABC News request for comment on this specific matter.

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Joan Rivers Wanted Her Funeral to Be a ‘Huge Showbiz Affair’

Joan Rivers Wanted Her Funeral to Be a ‘Huge Showbiz Affair’

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers detailed how she envisioned her funeral in her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, and described it as a “huge showbiz affair.”

In a chapter of the book titled, “Death Be Not Proud,” the 81-year-old comedienne provides the following instructions to her daughter Melissa:

“When I die (and, yes, Melissa, that day will come; and, yes, Melissa, everything’s still in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras and action. I want craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. Don’t give me some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”

The New York City medical examiner’s office has completed an examination of Joan Rivers’ body but wants to do additional study before determining the cause and manner of death.

Rivers went into cardiac arrest last week at a clinic before she was rushed to New York’s Mount Sinai hospital where she died Thursday surrounded by family and friends. 

Her funeral is set for Sunday at New York City’s Temple Emanu-El.

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Tom Brady Admits He’ll ‘Pout and Whine’ to Get Attention from Wife Gisele Bundchen

Tom Brady Admits He’ll ‘Pout and Whine’ to Get Attention from Wife Gisele Bundchen

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady is a star NFL quarterback who’s garnered plenty of attention for throwing touchdowns.

Off the field, however, he gets recognition for throwing hissy fits.

“I like attention from [my wife, Gisele Bündchen], so when I’m not getting it I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would,” he told Man of the World magazine for its latest cover story. “You throw fits and you pout and you whine until you get what you want.”

“[But] she’s on to me. She knows all of my tricks,” he continued. “So now I have to learn new tricks!”

Brady, 37, has been married to Bündchen, 34, since 2009. Their oldest child, Benjamin, was born that December, while their daughter, Vivian, came along three years later. (Brady also has an 8-year-old son, Jack, from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.)

These days, the supermodel’s expectations of Brady are high (“I’m a guy, what doesn’t she get on me for?” he joked. “That’s just what wives do!”) but she told Good Morning America that she’s always rooting him on.

“He’s a wonderful man and he’s so supportive. It’s great that way,” she gushed. “I’m his biggest fan and I think it goes both ways.”

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