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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ Tops Weekend Box Office Again

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ Tops Weekend Box Office Again

Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) -- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has once again topped the weekend box office.

The latest installment in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay - Part 1 stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.

Animated flick Penguins of Madagascar came in second with $11.1 million, followed by the comedy Horrible Bosses 2 with $8.6 million.

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

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1: $21.6 million2. Penguins of Madagascar: $11.1 million3. Horrible Bosses 2: $8.6 million4. Big Hero 6: $8.13 million5. Interstellar: $8.0 million6. Dumb and Dumber To: $4.169 million7. The Theory of Everything: $2.668 million8. Gone Girl: $1.5 million9. The Pyramid: $1.35 million10. Birdman: $1.15 million

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Why Evangeline Lilly Would Be Fine Never Acting Again

Why Evangeline Lilly Would Be Fine Never Acting Again

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Evangeline Lilly has contemplated quitting acting many times.

In fact, her real dream, she said, has always been to be a writer.

"I call it my day job," she told Buzzfeed of being an actress. "You know, it pays the bills. It’s a great job. I’m grateful for it. But it’s not my passion."

Lilly, 35, who landed her breakout role on the ABC series Lost in 2004, said that at the time, she wasn't even sure she wanted to act professionally. A few years later, she decided she "really hated working as an actress."

"I was like, 'Well, then, what do I want to do if I don’t want to be an actress?' Because I didn’t really mean to become an actress. I was sort of an accidental actress," she said. "I wound up deciding that I wanted to make a go of a career as a writer."

Ultimately, however, dream roles kept finding her. Lilly's childhood passion for J.R.R. Tolkien was the catalyst for accepting her role in The Hobbit film franchise, as was her desire to play a strong female lead.

She then accepted a role in the upcoming Marvel film, Ant-Man, because of her desire to work with its star, Paul Rudd.

However, Lilly, who recently wrote a children's book, The Squickerwonkers, isn't planning on doing any other acting projects at the moment -- not that she minds.

“There are so many reasons why, for me, writing is superior to acting,” she said. “One of them is anonymity. Writers can live relatively normal lives. Most [working] actors can’t. Writers can work from home and be near their family most of the time. Actors usually can’t. Writers expend a lot of intellectual energy, but not so much emotional energy. And I have intellectual energy coming out of my yin-yang, but emotional energy — I am so lazy. I just don’t have a lot of emotional energy to give. I don’t like drama in my life, and I don’t like having to pretend [to have drama].”

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Ryan Reynolds Confirms “X-Men” Spinoff “Deadpool” Movie Is Happening

Ryan Reynolds Confirms “X-Men” Spinoff “Deadpool” Movie Is Happening

TOUCHSTONE PICTURES/SAM EMERSON(NEW YORK) -- Fans have been waiting for this movie for a very, very long time.In 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Marvel fan favorite Deadpool made his first appearance played by the very witty, snarky Ryan Reynolds.Shortly after that film, it was announced the A-lister would be getting his own spinoff movie. That was almost six years ago!The Canadian actor, 38, got everyone excited Thursday when he tweeted an image of his former character, with the caption "Uh... It's Chimichanga Time."

 

Uh... It's Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014

 

Deadline confirmed the news that Fox is close to closing the deal on the movie featuring the Marvel great, who often breaks the fourth wall -- basically he talks to the audience and ignores all the rules of print and cinema. Sound like any actor you know? Yeah, basically this was the role Reynolds was born to play.

Tim Miller will direct and production begins in March, according to Deadline.

 

Thank @Deadpool it’s Friday. http://t.co/Q2ZKrgQ4dK #TDIF pic.twitter.com/wiDuq7cjpy

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 21, 2014

 

Deadpool's known as "The Merc with a Mouth.” Think Van Wilder with a sword.

Reynolds' rep confirmed the Deadline report.

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Dean Cain

5 Things You Don’t Know About Dean Cain

Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Farmland Bacon)(NEW YORK) -- Everyone knows Dean Cain through his impressive resume of hit shows and movies like Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Las Vegas and Ripley's Believe It or Not. But there are things you don't know about the actor. Cain, 48, spoke to ABC News as part of his collaboration with Farmland Foods to bring 100 Santas together in New York City in an effort to help feed the less fortunate. Farmland will donate 10 meals to Feeding America if fans posted on social media with the hashtag #BaconForSanta.Aside from his charity work, here are five fun facts you never knew about Cain. 1 -- He Played Professional Football Yes, Cain was a member of the Buffalo Bills in the late 1980s. "I got in as a rookie and I was out," he said, adding that he injured his knee. Cain played football in college, and spent 13 years playing before he got to the pros. In fact, he once announced the college All-American team and some guy asked, "Why is the Superman guy here?" Well, now you know: Cain was a great football player and an All-American himself. 2 -- He's a Quarter Japanese "My biological father is Japanese. I never knew him, never met him. My original given name was Tanaka, but when my mom remarried when I was 4, I took his name, which is Cain," he said. 3 -- Cain Is as Smart as They Come He's a Princeton graduate with a bachelor's degree in history. "I love literature and I love stories," he said. "History is one big story." He took his comprehensive exams in war and diplomacy. 4 -- 'I'm a Single Dad and I've Never Been Married' Cain said a lot of people think he is or has been married and he wants to set the record straight. He's a father to a 14-year-old boy, Christopher. "I've never been married, never ever," he said. "I think he's pretty proud of dad, but to be honest, I'm pretty proud of him. I think he's my favorite human being on the planet. My best day would be just to wake up, and me and my son have a great day at home ... having no plans and hanging out with my son is my favorite day." 5 -- He's a Regular Chef "I cook every meal for my child. If I don't cook, he doesn't eat," he joked. "I cook a very mean steak. I'm also very good at taking the nine leftovers I have and turning it into something." "We'll go to a steak restaurant and sit down and have a steak, and my son will go, 'Dad, your steaks are better!'" he said. Bonus -- Like Other Stars Immortalized for a Show, You Can Call Him Superman All You Want "That's a badge of honor for me, I'm very proud of that," he said. "Obviously, Superman being the main one [among parts I've played], how can I not be proud of being associated with the greatest American icon of all time."

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James Earl Jones Having ‘Fascinating’ Time in Return to Broadway

James Earl Jones Having ‘Fascinating’ Time in Return to Broadway

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Award-winning actor James Earl Jones, 83, who takes the stage in the play You Can’t Take it With You as Grandpa Vanderhof, said it’s “wonderful” to be back on Broadway.The comedic play, whose cast includes Rose Byrne, Kristine Nielsen, Annaleigh Ashford and Elizabeth Ashley, is about an engaged couple introducing their very different families to each other.“It is Romeo and Juliet. … These families are equal in dignity but not in wealth,” Jones said. “The wealth has set the other family, the boy’s family, apart in a way that’s not all that healthy and Grandpa knows that because he came from that world. … He was very aggressive, making an attempt at Wall Street. Here’s a guy who I’ll say … tried then gave it up. But the other family has thrived and … the father of the groom is the epitome of the dignified American. … And he’s got this son. … And my granddaughter’s in love with him.”He called the experience “fascinating.”“Every member of the cast carries the play. There’s no star. It’s not on my shoulders,” Jones said. “It’s on every one of our shoulders, and they do it beautifully. They’re really some sharpshooters.”Jones, who provided the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, won the Voice Icon Award from the first-ever Voice Arts Awards in November.He said Star Wars fans still come by the theater to get autographs.“I love that they think well of it,” he said. “I’m very proud to have been a part of that. It’s a great cult growing up around the whole — good for George [Lucas] and good for everybody, including the mythologists that inspired George.”A new Star Wars film is expected out in 2015.As for Jones, despite all the accolades and achievements, he said he was still the same person who was born in Mississippi and raised on a Michigan farm.He remembers his grandfather’s advice to take things one step at a time.“Every production I do is another step. Destiny — I don’t know what that is. … Just the step is what’s important,” he said.  “The journey is what’s important. I consider myself a journeyman actor. I love the phrase.”

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Reese Witherspoon Admits Her Kids Are Mortified by Her

Reese Witherspoon Admits Her Kids Are Mortified by Her

Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LOS ANGELES) --  Reese Witherspoon has long been considered one of America's sweethearts, but not everybody looks at her that way.The Oscar winner said that her kids with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, daughter Ava, 15, and her son Deacon, 11, are mortified by her.

"It's gotten worse," she said during a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "My 11-year-old has gotten so embarrassed of me, he said to me, we were driving in the car and I had my coffee cup there, and he said, 'The lipstick on your coffee cup is so embarrassing!"

Witherspoon, 38, whose movie Wild hits theaters Friday, is able to laugh it off.

"I was like, 'Well, get over it kid, because I have a lot of lipstick!" she said.

Luckily, one of her children is still happy to be seen in public with her. Witherspoon's 2-year-old son Tennessee, whose father is her second husband, Jim Toth, is even game to take photos with his famous mom. And, of course, Witherspoon said that Toth is always proud to have her on his arm too.

"It means everything to me that he's always just telling me how great I am and how much loves what I do," she revealed. "I feel very blessed."

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Bill Cosby’s Walk of Fame Star Vandalized with Word ‘Rapist’

Bill Cosby’s Walk of Fame Star Vandalized with Word ‘Rapist’

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Someone took the Bill Cosby allegations into their own hand and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is not happy about the situation.

After someone wrote "rapist" three times on Cosby's Walk of Fame star, the chamber released a statement.

"The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees," it read. "When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California State landmark."

Here is what the star looked like earlier in the day.

JUST IN: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce cleaning up graffiti on Bill Cosby's Walk of Fame star. http://t.co/5lsmUU4Lzh pic.twitter.com/yEmLVni1XF

— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) December 5, 2014

The chamber added that the star was "being cleaned up at this time."

The star has since been cleaned a bit, but the writing can still be seen.

Someone Wrote “Rapist” On Bill Cosby’s Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame http://t.co/R7XYend1su via @emilyorley pic.twitter.com/joB9a5ruvj

— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) December 5, 2014

Over the past few weeks, the allegations of sexual assault have mounted against the 77-year-old comedian. Upwards of 20 women have come forward with stories of alleged abuse.

The fallout from the allegations include The Cosby Show being pulled from TV Land and the Navy pulled his honorary chief title.

Even though some of these claims date back decades, the LAPD has said, "We don’t turn people away because things are out of statute. You come to us, especially with a sexual allegation, you know we will work with you."

Cosby and his team have always denied the allegations. He filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that one of his accusers, Judy Huth, is lying.

According to Cosby’s lawsuit, Huth “unsuccessfully tried to sell her story to the tabloids nearly a decade ago.”

The documents claim that Huth's story falls apart when she alleges that she and the comedian "engaged in a drinking game" in which they "both consumed three beers." Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, states in the suit, "It is a well-known, and easily verifiable, that Mr. Cosby is a life-long non-drinker."

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Kristin Cavallari Doesn’t Think Minors Should Be Allowed to Do Reality TV

Kristin Cavallari Doesn’t Think Minors Should Be Allowed to Do Reality TV

Jonathan Clay Harris/E!(NEW YORK) -- When Kristin Cavallari was a junior in high school, she became famous for starring on the MTV reality TV show Laguna Beach.

Now, she doesn't believe that teens should be permitted to do those types of shows.

"It was tough," she told OWN of making the show. "I still, to this day, think that you should have to be 18 to do a reality show, only because of my experience."

Cavallari, now 27 and the mother of two, said that when she was first cast, she didn't know what to expect. When the show aired and it was clear that she was being portrayed as the villain, she was devastated.

"I put up a wall and I put up a really tough exterior because I felt like they were really trying to take advantage of me," she said. "It was really hard."Cavallari claimed that show producers told her then-boyfriend, Stephen Colletti, to also pursue another girl, Lauren Conrad, which caused confusion and hurt feelings. On top of everything, the show, "literally turned into an overnight huge success," which nobody necessarily expected."It was a really wild time in my life," she said.MTV did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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“Big Bang Theory” Star Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Struggles as a ‘Working Mom’

“Big Bang Theory” Star Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Struggles as a ‘Working Mom’

Michael Yarish /Warner Bros. ©2013 Warner Bros. Television. All Rights Reserved.(NEW YORK) -- Mayim Bialik is a critically acclaimed actress on one of TV’s most successful shows, The Big Bang Theory. But balancing her successful career with raising two young sons can be challenging at times."My ex sent me a photo of our boys dressed as ghostbusters for Halloween at a little fair," she told People magazine when asked when she last cried. "Part of it was just that I'm sentimental, but I was a little sad that as a working mom I don't get to be at all those things."Bialik, 38, shares custody of her two young sons, Miles and Frederick, with former husband Michael Stone, from whom she split more than two years ago.

She and Stone have worked hard to co-parent well.“The kids are absolutely resilient and they are also very sensitive and complicated little people,” she told ABC News last year. “I’m happy to report they are doing really well. Their dad is doing well and we communicate really well.”

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Rosie Perez Shares Secrets From “The View”

Rosie Perez Shares Secrets From “The View”

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Rosie Perez is an accomplished actress, but gets nervous like the rest of us.

When she joined The View earlier this year, she said the biggest adjustment was not being a "nervous wreck."

"I get a lot of help from Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell," she told ABC News. "When they see me freaking out, they know now, they go, ‘You're all right, you did good, don’t worry.' I say, 'Oh, but I shouldn’t have said that!'"

Perez, 50, said they just reassure her by adding, "Let it go, let it go."

"Sometimes it gets really heavy on The View but for the most part I'm having fun," she continued. "I get to sit next to Andy Cohen and crack jokes. I get to meet Lady freaking Gaga.”

As for things people don't know about each co-host, the New Yorker said O'Donnell is the one who mingles and tells jokes with the crowd during commercial.

"Nicole Wallace is now my favorite nerd in the entire universe," she said. "It's not an act; she really doesn't know these things."

For example, Perez said when Cohen was on the show, he was talking about Tinder and Wallace had no clue what the dating app was.

"She's so disconnected in that sense and it's really enjoyable," she said.

But most of all, Perez said, "people would be surprised how softhearted Whoopi is."

"She's a very kind and generous woman. I'm always getting gifts from her," she said. "She gave me a Puerto Rican Barbie … she had on this really tacky dress and hoop earrings. I said, 'What are they trying to say,' and she goes, ‘I got it for that very response.' She’s really a big mush."

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2015 Grammy Nominations Revealed: Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and More

2015 Grammy Nominations Revealed: Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and More

Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are having very good Friday mornings.The singers have already learned that they've received nominations for next year's Grammy Awards, which will air on Feb. 8.Also celebrating? Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus, who received their first-ever Grammy nominations.The list will continue to be updated throughout the day as new nominations come in, but here's where things stand right now.Record of the Year

"Fancy," Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX "Chandelier," Sia "Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift "All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance

"All of Me (Live)," John Legend "Happy," Pharrell Williams "Chandelier," Sia "Stay with Me," Sam Smith "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories, Coldplay Bangerz, Miley Cyrus My Everything, Ariana Grande Prism, Katy Perry X, Ed Sheeran In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

Best Country Album

Riser, Dierks Bentley The Outsiders, Eric Church The Way I'm Livin', Lee Ann Womack 12 Stories, Brandy Clark Platinum, Miranda Lambert

Best Rock Song

"Blue Moon," Beck, songwriter Beck Hansen "Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams, songwriter Ryan Adams "Fever," The Black Keys, songwriters Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, Brian Burton "Ain't It Fun," Paramore, songwriters Hayley Williams and Taylor York "Lazaretto," Jack White, songwriter Jack White

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko Beyoncé, Beyoncé X, Chris Brown Mali Is, Mali Music G I R L, Pharrell Williams

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LAPD to Investigate All Bill Cosby Assault Claims, No Matter How Old

LAPD to Investigate All Bill Cosby Assault Claims, No Matter How Old

Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Police will investigate new sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby, regardless of the year the alleged incidents occurred, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said.“No, we don’t turn people away because things are out of statute,” Beck said. “You come to us, especially with a sexual allegation, you know we will work with you.”The police attention comes as Cosby launched a counter-offensive against Judy Huth, who claimed that Cosby forced her to perform a sex act in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion. Huth was 15 at the time. The alleged incident was never reported to police, Beck said.Cosby filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Huth is lying -- and that she only filed a lawsuit after unsuccessfully trying to extort money from him. Additionally, according to Cosby’s lawsuit, Huth “unsuccessfully tried to sell her story to the tabloids nearly a decade ago.”The documents claim that Huth's story falls apart when she alleges that she and the comedian "engaged in a drinking game" in which they "both consumed three beers." Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, states in the suit, "It is a well-known, and easily verifiable, that Mr. Cosby is a life-long non-drinker."Cosby is seeking monetary damages from Huth and her attorney.Huth is among at least 18 women to come forward with similar claims against the 77-year-old Cosby in recent weeks. Cosby has never been criminally charged stemming from any of the sex-abuse allegations, many of which date back to the 1970s and 1980s.Huth’s attorney has not responded to ABC News’ requests for comment about Cosby’s lawsuit.Cosby’s representatives have also not commented on this week’s legal filings. But in a statement released last month, Singer called the recent allegations against Cosby “unsubstantiated, fantastical stories.”Cosby used Twitter Wednesday to thank two of his supporters, Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott.Fallout from the accusations continues for Cosby, with upcoming projects scuttled and re-runs from his popular programs pulled from television networks. The Navy announced Thursday that it was revoking Cosby’s title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy’s core values.

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Horror Film “The Pyramid” Opens Friday

Horror Film “The Pyramid” Opens Friday

"The Pyramid" - Fox(NEW YORK) — Only one film opens in theaters on Friday: The Pyramid.It's a horror film set in -- you guessed it -- a pyramid. A team of archaeologists discover a lost pyramid in Egypt, but when they go inside, they realize they are trapped.Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare, Christa Nicola and Amir K. star in The Pyramid, which debuts in select theaters. It's rated R.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 is currently the top movie, having won the previous two weekends.

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EXCLUSIVE: Check Out Images from the New Spider-Man, Captain America, Inhumans Crossover

EXCLUSIVE: Check Out Images from the New Spider-Man, Captain America, Inhumans Crossover

Marvel(NEW YORK) — There's a new Captain America, Sam Wilson, and in one of his first missions as the icon, he already has to step up big time to avert disaster.In a new story featuring a crossover between Spider-Man, the Inhumans and Cap that will hit shelves beginning in March, Wilson is called on to help Queen Medusa and Spidey against "hideously deformed monsters," who threaten to destroy the Inhumans home of New Attilan.The pictures are beyond amazing and can only be found on ABC in a crossover only the likes of Marvel can bring.

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ABC News caught up with the special's writer Jeff Loveness, who also is a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about this start-studded team-up."I truly feel lucky. It's not often you get to write something you've always wanted to write," Loveness told ABC News. "It's a 4-year-old's dream to write Spider-Man. I actually get to do it. I cannot complain about anything for the rest of my life."Loveness has written big stories for Marvel prior, including Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1, but this is his first multi-issue crossover. He said with all the characters and storylines being in a state of flux and Marvel taking such a fresh take on icons like Captain America, it's an honor to tackle a challenge like this.

Marvel"I feel very lucky, because we are catching these characters all at interesting points in their tenure," he added. "There's this new Captain America, who is more than up for the job, but at the same time, there's a huge amount of pressure to live up to the icon that proceeded him. There is always going to be this thought in the back of his head, not to mess up...The Inhumans, especially now that the movie is coming out in 2018, they have always been around, but almost like supporting characters to the Fantastic Four. It's really cool to see them come into their own."The Inhumans are a group, whose home world was destroyed, that now live on Earth. They are powerful, but still need the help of other heroes like Spidey and Cap."The Inhumans aren't used to asking for help," Loveness said. "Then Spider-Man, he's Spider-Man. He is the greatest Marvel character of all-time. I try to write him as your best friend, because in many ways, if you are growing up and reading Spider-Man, you have this deep personal connection to him...you very much read him through your own voice. It's been my favorite part so far, to jump into Peter's voice."Loveness added that since he's been reading these characters since he was 4, it's incredibly gratifying to be bringing them to life now on the Marvel team.The crossover begins with Amazing Spider-Man out March 11, then Inhumans, out on April 1, and finally the All-New Captain America, out May 6.

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Mark Wahlberg Seeking Pardon for Past Crime

Mark Wahlberg Seeking Pardon for Past Crime

ABC/Randy Holmes(BOSTON) — Mark Wahlberg is seeking a pardon in his 1988 assault case, NECN.com reported.The Departed actor is asking the state of Massachusetts to clear his record of the conviction, pointing out that he has tried to become a “better person and citizen” since the incident.Wahlberg, who was 16 at the time, served 45 days in prison after he tried to steal two cases of alcohol from a man outside a convenience store. He hit the man over the head with a stick and punched another man in the face as he fled from police, reportedly leaving one of the men blind in one eye. Wahlberg says in the application that he was high on marijuana and narcotics at the time."I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took on the night of April 8, 1988, as well as for any lasting damage that I may have caused the victims," Wahlberg, now a father of four, wrote in his pardon application. "Since that time, I have dedicated myself to becoming a better person and citizen so that I can be a role model to my children and others."He cited his charitable efforts, including the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club and the renovation of the Boston-area Parish Gym, as well as the fact that he attends church nearly every day."I have not engaged in philanthropic efforts in order to make people forget about my past," he said. "To the contrary, I want people to remember my past so that I can serve as an example of how lives can be turned around and how people can be redeemed."Wahlberg said he would like the pardon so he can get a concessionaire’s license to help him with his restaurant businesses, and he’d like to be able to help law enforcement by working with at-risk kids."The more complex answer is that receiving a pardon would be a formal recognition that I am not the same person that I was on the night of April 8, 1988," he added. "It would be formal recognition that someone like me can receive official public redemption if he devotes himself to personal improvement and a life of good works."The Board of Pardons needs to investigate the petition before it can be recommended to the governor. If the governor approves it, it still needs to get the approval of the governor’s council.

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Writers Guild Announces TV Nominations for Its Awards Ceremony

Writers Guild Announces TV Nominations for Its Awards Ceremony

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Writers Guild of America has revealed its TV nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards.HBO’s Silicon Valley and Amazon’s Transparent were the new standouts this year. Both earned nominations for comedy series and new series, and Transparent received a third nod for episodic comedy. The show stars Jeffrey Tambor as a father who comes out to his adult children as transgender.Nominees also included Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Detective, The Good Wife, Mad Men, Louie and Modern Family -- which all nabbed two nominations each.Among the notable omissions were FX’s Fargo, because the WGA did not recognize it as a miniseries, and Showtime’s Homeland.The film nominations have yet to be announced.The winners will be chosen by the 12,000 WGA members and will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 14. The full list of nominees can be found on WGA.org.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Back in Action in “Terminator Genisys” Trailer

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Back in Action in “Terminator Genisys” Trailer

"Terminator Salvation" (2000) - Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — The official trailer for Terminator Genisys was released Thursday.Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the Terminator, this time returning from the future to warn Sarah Connor of an imminent robot apocalypse.Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke takes on the role of Sarah in this Terminator installment. She stars opposite Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese in the sci-fi thriller. And if you're wondering about the brooding music that soundtracks the trailer, it's a British indie artist named Jetta covering the 1971 tune "I'd Love to Change the World" by classic rock band Ten Years After.Terminator Genisys, also starring Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, and JK Simmons, opens July 1, 2015.

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Bill Cosby Fires Back at Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Bill Cosby Fires Back at Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Gerardo Mora/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After weeks of sexual assault allegations from a parade of women, Bill Cosby is fighting back.The 77-year-old comedian filed a lawsuit Thursday against Judy Huth, who claims Cosby forced her to perform a sex act in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion, when she was 15.In documents obtained by ABC News, Cosby alleges that not only is Huth lying, but that she filed the lawsuit after failing to extort money from him. Cosby is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit and is seeking monetary damages from Huth and her attorney.In his filing Thursday, Cosby says Huth's lawyer approached the comedian's attorney, Marty Singer, last month and made "ominous references" to 'criminal penalties.'" According to the lawsuit, Huth's lawyer demanded $100,000 for her silence, and later increased the amount to $250,000 as additional women came forward."Through her lawyer, Plaintiff made extortionate claims to Mr. Cosby (through his counsel) about criminal penalties, coupled with ever-increasing demands for a six-figure payday to keep quiet about her long-since-expired claims," the documents state.The suit claims that after Cosby's attorney rejected Huth's claims and accused her of extortion, her attorney filed a lawsuit two days ago against the comedian.Cosby also alleges that Huth tried to sell her story to tabloids 10 years ago, but is now claiming that she repressed the memory of what happened until recently in order to file her civil lawsuit.The documents claim that Huth's story falls apart when she alleges that she and the comedian, "engaged in a drinking game" in which they, "both consumed three beers." Singer states in the suit, "It is a well-known, and easily verifiable, that Mr. Cosby is a life-long non-drinker."Huth's attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for comment about Thursday's filing.Singer also did not return requests for comment Thursday, but in a statement last month, he called the recent allegations against Cosby "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories."

Earlier Thursday, the Navy said it was revoking Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy's core values.Cosby enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and served four years as a hospital corpsman, before he was honorably discharged in 1960 as a 3rd Class Petty Officer. He received the honorary title in 2011.

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Meet the 30 Women from The New Season of “The Bachelor”

Meet the 30 Women from The New Season of “The Bachelor”

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC has released the names of the 30 lovely ladies who will be competing for the affections of the newest Bachelor Chris Soules on season 19 of the hit reality TV show.

Soules, 33, is set to make his debut, along with the women, on Jan. 5.

Here's the full list and their occupations:

Alissa, Flight Attendant, 24 Amanda, Ballet Teacher, 24 Amber, Bartender, 29 Ashley I., Nanny, 26 Ashley S., Hair Stylist, 24 Becca, Chiropractic Assistant, 26 Bo, Plus-Size Model, 25 Britt, Waitress, 27 Brittany, WWE Diva-in-Training, 26 Carly, Cruise Ship Singer, 29 Jade, Cosmetics Developer, 28 Jillian, News Producer, 28 Jordan, Student, 24 Juelia, Esthetician, 30 Kaitlyn, Dance Instructor, 30 Kara, High School Soccer Coach, 25 Kelsey, Guidance Counselor, 28 Kimberly, Yoga Instructor, 28 Mackenzie, Dental Assistant, 21 Megan, Makeup Artist, 24 Michelle, Wedding Cake Decorator, 25 Nicole, Real Estate Agent, 31 Nikki, Former NFL Cheerleader, 26 Reegan, Cadaver Tissue Saleswoman, 28 Samantha, Fashion Designer, 27 Tandra, Executive Assistant, 30 Tara, Sport Fishing Enthusiast, 26 Tracy, Fourth-Grade Teacher, 29 Trina, Special Education Teacher, 33 Whitney, Fertility Nurse, 29

To find out more, visit The Bachelor site on ABC.

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Julianne Hough Calls Brooks Laich the ‘Love of My Life’

Julianne Hough Calls Brooks Laich the ‘Love of My Life’

Image Group LA/ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Things seem to be heating up between Julianne Hough and boyfriend Brooks Laich.The Dancing With the Stars judge shared a rare Instagram photo Wednesday of her and the NHL star after a hike, declaring him one of the "loves of my life.""A little nature walk with the loves of my life!" Hough, 26, wrote alongside the pic of the lovebirds and Hough's two dogs.

 

A little nature walk with the loves of my life! Amazing goal tonight sweetheart! @brookslaich xoxo

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The Safe Haven actress has been dating the Washington Capitals forward since last December. They were set up by a mutual friend, the actor Teddy Sears.In April, Hough sounded determined to make their relationship work no matter what."We are going to make it work," she told ABC News. "In every facet, whether it's family, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, whatever."Before Laich, Hough and Ryan Seacrest were together for nearly three years before ending their romance in March 2013.

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