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Portia de Rossi Says No Kids With Ellen DeGeneres Is ‘Disappointing the Whole of America’

Portia de Rossi Says No Kids With Ellen DeGeneres Is ‘Disappointing the Whole of America’

ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(NEW YORK) --  By now, everybody has heard a rumor at one point that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are planning to have a family.But de Rossi reiterated that it's simply "one big rumor that doesn't seem to go away.""At this point, I feel like I'm disappointing the whole of America, not just my mother. You know?" she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "It's true. The tabloids are at me. My mother's at me..."De Rossi, 41, and DeGeneres, 56, were married in 2008. Neither had a burning desire to be a mother, though they do treasure their roles as aunts to their two young nieces."They're adorable and we love them and we play with them, and then we leave," de Rossi said. "My brother's way too smart to leave me alone with his children! It's supervised play, Jimmy."But the Arrested Development star said her eldest niece prefers her Aunt Ellen, and she's pretty sure that the younger one will follow suit, too. After all, she said, "there are a lot of perks" to having DeGeneres as an aunt."There's free stuff, there's meet the pop star that she wants to meet, 12 days of giveaways, obviously," she said. "Yeah, she's a pretty good aunt to have!"

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Dane Cook Calls Out Kate Hudson As His Worst On-Screen Kiss Ever

Dane Cook Calls Out Kate Hudson As His Worst On-Screen Kiss Ever

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Dane Cook may not have had a ton of on-screen kisses in his day, but he knows what his worst one was.When asked, without hesitating, he responded, "Kate Hudson.""I did a movie with her, My Best Friend's Girl, and I think she purposely ate like a feast of onions before our scene," he said, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. "I had to burn her on that one!"Cook, 42, who's promoting a new special, Troublemaker, also revealed that he bedded "a few hundred" groupies in his "younger days," and revealed his biggest male comedic crush."Who's funny? Who's a handsome young man?" he wondered. "Gary Gulman."

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Joan Rivers’ NYC Clinic Deemed ‘Deficient,’ Could Lose License

Joan Rivers’ NYC Clinic Deemed ‘Deficient,’ Could Lose License

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York City clinic where Joan Rivers underwent the procedures that led to her death could lose its federal accreditation in a matter of months, according to state authorities.ABC News has obtained the results of the New York State Health Department investigation into Yorkville Endoscopy. The investigation started the day after Rivers died and ended Oct. 9.It found lapses in four categories required for accreditation: governing body and management, surgical services, medical staff and patient rights. Specifics were not immediately disclosed.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal subsidiary of the Department of Health and Human Services that certifies ambulatory surgery facilities, notified the clinic that "Yorkville Endoscopy LLC no longer meets the requirements for participation as a supplier of services in the Medicare program."Accreditation will be terminated Jan. 7, 2015, unless the clinic can prove it has corrected the deficiencies, according to the state Health Department.Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81, just a few days after going into cardiac arrest at Yorkville Endoscopy. On Thursday, the New York City medical examiner's office confirmed to ABC News that the comedian died of low blood oxygen during a procedure to treat voice changes and acid reflux. She had been sedated with propofol."We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world," her daughter Melissa Rivers told ABC News on Thursday. "We have no further comment at this time."Neither Yorkville Endoscopy nor Melissa Rivers could be reached immediately for comment Friday.

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Neil Patrick Harris Had ‘No Idea’ He Was Up for Oscars Hosting Gig

Neil Patrick Harris Had ‘No Idea’ He Was Up for Oscars Hosting Gig

ABC/Mark Ashman(NEW YORK) -- Neil Patrick Harris said he was just happily going about the book tour for his new autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, when he got the phone call last week to host the 2015 Academy Awards.

"[I had] no idea at all," Harris said on Friday's Good Morning America. "I thought, weirdly, because I've hosted other shows, that that was a strike against me a little bit because they had gone with people before -- Seth MacFarlane and stuff -- who were sort of new."

The How I Met Your Mother star has hosted the Emmy Awards twice and the Tony Awards four times.

Harris' connections to this year's producers might've helped him nab the coveted gig. "I know Neil Meron and Craig Zadan very well, the producers of it, and so they asked me to do it," Harris explained.

Harris also clarified that he didn't pitch himself to host Hollywood's biggest night. "Awards shows, you can't really decide that you want to host them. They call you and ask you if you will," he said. "Even if you pitch yourself for it, it feels desperate so you just have to hope the spotlight hits you."

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that Harris will host the 87th Oscars ceremony on February 22, 2015. ABC will air the show live.

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Blake Lively Gushes She Wants to Have ‘A Lot of Kids’

Blake Lively Gushes She Wants to Have ‘A Lot of Kids’

Jean Catuffe/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Blake Lively walked the red carpet for the first time since revealing that she's expecting -- and the actress couldn't be happier.Wearing a dress that accentuated her baby bump, the mother-to-be gushed about her pregnancy."I never knew what I wanted to do for a living but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family, so it was always important to me," she told Us Weekly. "So it’s just the excitement of that finally being here."Lively, 27, and her husband Ryan Reynolds, 37, were married in 2012.Earlier this month, she revealed on her blog, Preserve, that they're expecting their first child together."He’s always good to me," Lively said of how her husband has been treating her pregnancy. "That’s like a jerky thing to say because you want to be able to complain about your husband and be that person, but he takes pretty good care of me!"

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Charlie Sheen and Fiancée Brett Rossi Call It Quits

Charlie Sheen and Fiancée Brett Rossi Call It Quits

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen and his bride-to-be won't be making it down the aisle after all.The Anger Management star has announced that he and his fiancée, Brett Rossi, have split. They were due to marry in November.In a statement to E! News, Sheen says of Rossi, referring to her by her nickname, "Scotty and I had a great year together as we traveled the world and crossed a lot of things off our bucket list."Calling her a "terrific gal," he continues, "I've decided that my children deserve my focus more than a relationship does right now. I still have a tremendous fondness for Scotty and I wish her all the best."Sheen, 49, proposed to Rossi in Hawaii in February.Sheen was previously married to Donna Peele, Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller. He has two children each with Richards and Mueller. The actor was also once engaged to Kelly Preston.

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“Fury,” “The Book of Life,” “The Best of Me” Open Friday

“Fury,” “The Book of Life,” “The Best of Me” Open Friday

"The Book of Life" - Fox(NEW YORK) -- Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:Fury -- Brad Pitt is an army sergeant who leads his tank crew against Nazi Germany in 1945. Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood also star. Rated R.The Book of Life -- The animated film follows Manolo, who makes his way through three fantastical worlds to save his true love and his village. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube and Danny Trejo are part of the cast for the film, which was produced by Guillermo del Toro. Rated PG.

The Best of Me -- Two former high school sweethearts reunite in their hometown after 20 years for a friend’s funeral.  James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato star in the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel.  Rated PG-13.And expanding nationwide:Men, Women & Children -- The drama examines how the Internet affects the lives and relationships of a group of high school teens and their parents. Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler star in the film, which was helmed by Juno and Up in the Air director Jason Reitman. Rated R. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

John Grisham Apologizes for Child Porn Remarks

John Grisham Apologizes for Child Porn Remarks

J. Countess/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- John Grisham has issued an apology after commenting to the British newspaper The Telegraph that punishment for child pornography offenses can be too harsh.The best-selling author of such books as The Firm and A Time to Kill said America's judges had "gone crazy" over the past 30 years by imprisoning far too many people. He said, "We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who've never harmed anybody, would never touch a child."He added, "But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn."Grisham told the story of a law school friend who was imprisoned after he was caught in a Canadian child porn sting operation when his "drinking was out of control." He said his friend "went to a website. It was labelled 'sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that'. And it said '16-year-old girls'. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff -- it was 16 year old girls who looked 30. He shouldn't ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn't 10-year-old boys. He didn't touch anything."Grisham declared that while he has no sympathy for "real pedophiles," "so many of these guys do not deserve harsh prison sentences, and that's what they're getting."The interview resulted in backlash against the author, who on Thursday posted an apology on his website. It reads, "Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography -- online or otherwise -- should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. My comments made two days ago during an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children. I can think of nothing more despicable."The statement continues, "I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all."Grisham's latest book, Gray Mountain, will be released next week.

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“Pacific Rim” Becoming a Trilogy

“Pacific Rim” Becoming a Trilogy

Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- Director Guillermo del Toro had already announced his hit robots vs. giant monsters movie Pacific Rim will spawn a sequel and an animated show, but in a new interview with Collider, the Oscar nominated filmmaker now says PacRim will spawn a cinematic trilogy.Pacific Rim 2 will begin shooting November or December of next year.

When asked about the sequel, del Toro explains, "Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don't because we have decided that we're going to shoot ambitiously and say 'Let's hope we have three movies,' so some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one."One "favorite character" who will return is Ron Perlman, who played black marketeer Hannibal Chau in the original. Chau, who makes a living selling body parts from the giant monsters, appears to get eaten by one of them in the movie, though an after-credits scene shows him escaping.Perlman, a frequent collaborator with del Toro since he and the "visionary" director met in 1991, revealed to ABC News Radio that Chau would be back. "We're gonna get the offer any day for Pacific Rim 2," said the star who also starred in Hellboy and its sequel for del Toro.The former Sons of Anarchy star said of the filmmaker, "He's Mount Rushmore man...He presides over the movie set you've always dreamed of. You know it's almost like a combination of an eight-year-old's birthday party...complete with piñatas and...donkeys that give you that five-minute ride and stuff. Uh, the fart jokes, the, the whoopee cushions...he's like a complete adolescent who happens to be the most well-read, most brilliant, most visionary, imaginative guy who has ever come down the pike, cinema-wise."Perlman provides the voice for Xibalba, the God of Death, in the new animated movie The Book of Life. The mystical, magical movie, which also features the voices of Zoe Saldana, Cheech Marin, Christina Applegate and Channing Tatum, opens Friday.

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Review: “The Best of Me” (Rated PG-13)

Review: “The Best of Me” (Rated PG-13)

Relativity(NEW YORK) -- The Best of Me, the latest film to be based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, is so embarrassingly bad, it hurts to write about it. If you can forgive bad casting, ham-handed dialogue, obvious digital manipulation of the film, sloppy sound mixing and far-fetched plot points, then you just might be able to enjoy what I believe to be one of the worst movies of the year. Twenty-one years after going their separate ways, former high school sweethearts Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) are reunited after older mutual friend Tuck (Gerald McRaney) passes away. Dawson is a loner who works on an oil rig, but enjoys reading books about philosophy when he has a break. Amanda is living a Stepford existence, playing the part of the dutiful, beautiful, stay-at-home mother to a teenage son in a loveless marriage. We learn about their history through a series of flashbacks in which Luke Bracey plays the young Dawson and Liana Liberato plays young Amanda.  And here’s where the movie implodes.  There’s nothing wrong with Bracey as an actor, but this has to be one of the worst pieces of casting I’ve ever seen. He’s supposed to be the high school version of Dawson, but have you ever met a high school student with crow’s feet? In real life, Bracey couldn’t pass for an undercover cop in high school, never mind the fact there’s virtually no resemblance between him and Marsden. Bracey’s casting is such a distraction, it’s a cinematic disaster. Liberato is much more convincing as a young Monaghan. As for the plot: Dawson’s crazy, drug-running father and brothers, his relationship with Tuck, and his star-crossed relationship with Amanda past and present -- it hardly matters.  Other than the actors’ efforts to try to overcome this flaw-laden film, The Best of Me’s only other redeeming quality is that it finally ends. One out of five stars.

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Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger Not Rushing to Get Married

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger Not Rushing to Get Married

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger have been together since 2006, but don’t expect them to walk down the aisle anytime soon.The former Fringe actor tells the November issue of Glamour magazine, “I can tell you why we're not married: We're not religious.”Jackson continues, “I don't feel any more or less committed to Diane for not having stood in front of a priest and had a giant party.”The 36-year-old actor tells the magazine, “We're both children of divorce, so it's hard for me to take marriage at face value as the thing that shows you've grown up and are committed to another person," adding, "But it may change at some point. We may get married."The actress, who was married to French actor Guillame Canet from 2001 to 2006, credits her divorce for teaching her that being married isn’t mandatory.  “I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart, she told Glamour in 2011, adding, “There's no paper that will make you stay.”Kruger currently stars in the FX series The Bridge. Jackson stars in the new Showtime series The Affair.

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Body Found in Washington State Presumed to Be Missing Actress Misty Upham

Body Found in Washington State Presumed to Be Missing Actress Misty Upham

Brian To/WireImage(SEATTLE) -- Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, Washington, say a body has been found that is presumed to be that of missing actress Misty Upham.The Auburn Police Department says it received a call Thursday afternoon that a body had been found in a wooded area. The body was found at the bottom of an embankment near the White River by a member of Upham's family.A purse containing identification of Upham was found at the scene. Police say a positive identification of the body has not yet been made. However, TMZ reports that Upham's uncle says it has been confirmed it was Upham who was found. The Hollywood Reporter further notes that the actress' father, Charles Upham, confirmed her identity to authorities.The body has been turned over to the King County Medical Examiner for positive identification and a determination of cause of death. The medical examiner's findings are expected to be released in the next few days.The 32-year-old Native American actress was reported missing by her family on Oct. 6. The previous day, Upham's family called police to report she was suicidal.Upham's acting credits include the films August: Osage County, Frozen River and Django Unchained. She appears in the upcoming Jennifer Aniston drama Cake.Meryl Streep, who starred in August: Osage County, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement, "So so sad to hear this news -- all our thoughts are with her family and with her beautiful spirit."Frozen River star Melissa Leo told the publication, "Such a loss... so sad, so so sad."

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Movie Review: “Fury” (Rated R)

Movie Review: “Fury” (Rated R)

Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Fury takes place at the end of World War 2. The conflict is clearly over for Hitler and everybody knows it, except Hitler. War is already brutal and dangerous, but it’s even more so when your enemy is desperate, and the remaining Nazis are very desperate and unimaginably brutal. To deal with them, the most hardened, skilled soldiers are called in to lead the final push into Germany. We first meet Brad Pitt’s Don “Wardaddy” Collier in the aftermath of a battle, on a field barely visible through the literal fog of war. Using what appears to be an unmanned, damaged tank for cover, he knocks a mounted German soldier from his horse and kills him with his bare hands. Collier then gently takes the horse by the reins, lovingly strokes its mane, looks it in its eyes and sets it free. It’s the first of many scenes in Fury that highlight the incongruous nature of war. Turns out the tank, dubbed “Fury,” wasn’t unmanned after all.  Collier climbs in and we meet the rest of the crew: Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Garcia (Michael Peña) and Travis (John Bernthal). They’re a dysfunctional band of brothers, living from second to second in a mobile iron box, surrounded and accompanied by death -- and we’re along for the ride. When they get back to base, fresh-faced kid Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) introduces himself as the new member of the team. Ellison was a clerk and has no battle experience whatsoever, but this is the end of the war and it’s all hands on deck. The kid doesn’t want to be there and the guys, given Norman’s lack of experience or enthusiasm, don’t really want him there either.  It won’t be long before we discover Norman’s ambivalence will become a complete liability.How Collier and company handle Norman is a showcase of deft writing, acting and directing, of which this movie has many. Particularly stunning is a scene in which Collier and Norman enter the apartment of two German women in a town they just liberated. While the rest of the soldiers are in the streets celebrating, the war-hardened soldier and the boy who’s learning to be a soldier experience a taste of normalcy, but a reality check comes knocking on the door when the rest of the unit, drunk, enters the apartment and antagonizes their brothers in arms, and the women. It will leave a lump in your throat a few tears in your eyes. Fury is not a great World War 2 film, but it is one of the better ones. Absolutely no punches are pulled here in displaying the anxious, intense, horrific and violent nature of battle, while at the same time exploring the camaraderie and hearts of the men who lived and died in the midst of it. Writer/director and producer David Ayer is carving a niche for himself with films that explore male bonding in extraordinary, life-threatening situations. There were flashes of that theme early in his career but his brilliance became apparent in 2012’s cop drama End of Watch, which also starred Pena, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.  There is brilliance in Fury, but Ayer sells out a bit when this very human story at times becomes too Rambo-esque.  And I get it: it’s probably what he needed to do to get Hollywood to pony up for a film that is otherwise a seemingly true-to-life war tale – perhaps too true-to-life.  Even so, it’s one worth seeing. Four out of five stars.

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What Ben Affleck Said When He Surprised the Michigan State Football Team

What Ben Affleck Said When He Surprised the Michigan State Football Team

ABC News(LANSING, Mich.) -- It's no surprise that Ben Affleck is filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in East Lansing, Michigan, but the surprise was that the action star was working out at the Michigan State University football weight room.Affleck was lifting weights when coach Mark Dantonio asked him to address the team, according to the Detroit Free Press."I'm Batman," Affleck, 42, said, walking out on to the practice field. He then told them to win next week or else ... minus the "or else" part.

 

Ben Affleck, who is on campus shooting scenes for Batman v Superman, addressed MSU's football team prior to practice. pic.twitter.com/QxrL8LLwlG

— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) October 16, 2014

 

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Jude Law Expecting His Fifth Child with Ex Catherine Harding

Jude Law Expecting His Fifth Child with Ex Catherine Harding

Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jude Law is going to be a father times five.The actor and his ex-girlfriend, Catherine Harding, are expecting a baby together, People magazine reports."I can confirm that Jude Law and Catherine Harding are expecting a child together in the spring. Whilst they are no longer in a relationship, they are both wholeheartedly committed to raising their child," a rep for the actor told the magazine. "They consider this a private matter and other than this confirmation, no statement will be made. I ask that you respect the privacy of all parties involved and their families."Law, 41, has three children -- son Rafferty, 18, daughter Iris, 14, and son Rudy, 12 -- with his ex-wife Sadie Frost, and a 5-year-old daughter, Sophia, with model Samantha Burke.

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Joan Rivers’ Cause of Death Revealed

Joan Rivers’ Cause of Death Revealed

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Joan Rivers died in a New York City hospital Sept. 4 at the age of 81. Now, there are some answers for what happened.Rivers was sedated with propofol before she died of low blood oxygen during a procedure to treat voice changes and acid reflux, according to the New York City medical examiner.Rivers lacked sufficient oxygen to her brain for a prolonged period of time, which caused brain damage, the medical examiner said. Her heart had stopped after she was sedated with propofol while undergoing procedures to examine her condition.The medical examiner’s office said it found no obvious medical error and that the manner of death was “therapeutic complication,” indicating that death is an accepted possibility of the procedure she was undergoing.Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, told ABC News, "We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world. We have no further comment at this time."A person briefed on the Rivers investigation said an autopsy was not performed on Joan Rivers at the instruction of the family and in accordance with Jewish law. Instead, the report was based on a noninvasive physical examination and a thorough review of her charts from Yorkville Endoscopy, where she was undergoing her procedure, as well as her medical history.As a result, the report from the medical examiner's office does not explain what caused the sudden lack of oxygen. No additional information will be released by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, citing New York state law.Rivers was being treated at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan Aug. 28 when she suffered cardiac arrest. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she arrived unconscious and was kept sedated by her doctors.Her daughter confirmed a few days later that her mother was on life support.The comic legend died "surrounded by family and close friends," Melissa Rivers said."My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," she said in a statement. "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."Meanwhile, the New York State Health Department recently completed its "full investigation" of the clinic where Rivers was being treated, according to a DOH representative, and results will be released soon. A source said initially there was no suspicion of wrongdoing and the investigation was routine.

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Zoe Saldana Finally Opens Up About Her Pregnancy

Zoe Saldana Finally Opens Up About Her Pregnancy

Randy Holmes / ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- For months, Zoe Saldana has played coy about her pregnancy. However, on Wednesday night, she revealed that her due date is eight to 10 weeks away and that so far, things have been going well."I feel great," she told said during an appearance The Late, Late Show. "I'm hungry all the time!"The actress, 36, is reportedly expecting twin boys with her husband, Marco Perego, though she has yet to confirm that tidbit. One thing is for sure, though: Pregnancy has increased her appetite. During her appearance on the talk show, the actress dug into ribs that host Craig Ferguson provided for her."It feels good. Food just tastes so delicious," she gushed. "It's really good because you trick yourself. Working in Hollywood, you trick yourself, going, 'That burger's disgusting. A burger is awful,' but now that you're pregnant, you're like, 'I can eat all of that together at the same time! I can have the pickle with the doughnut and it will probably be life-changing.'"However, Saldana said that she isn't craving anything specific, nor has she sent Perego out on a food-finding mission. Instead, her sleepless nights are spent watching crime mysteries and dreaming about receiving compliments on her changing physique."Now that I'm pregnant, I'm kind of itching for sex comments, compliments," she said. "Not getting picked up because my husband will kill you, but, [for someone to say], 'Your wife is looking really hot!' We like that."

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New Preview Clip for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Debuts

New Preview Clip for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Debuts

Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- At the start of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, it's not clear if Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, has any more fight left in her."We need to make it personal for her," said Philip Seymour Hoffman's Plutarch Heavensbee. "Let her see what the Capitol did to District 12."In a new preview clip, set to the Lorde song, "Yellow Flicker Beat," watch Everdeen explore the deserted area, and pick up a single living white rose.The film, which will hit theaters Nov. 21, is the second to last movie in the franchise. The cast and crew finished shooting this past June.

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“Modern Family,” “The Incredibles” Actress Elizabeth Peña Dead

“Modern Family,” “The Incredibles” Actress Elizabeth Peña Dead

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Overture Films(NEW YORK) -- Elizabeth Peña, the actress best known for roles in movies including La Bamba and Rush Hour, and who played Sofia Vergara's hot-tempered mother Pilar on Modern Family, has died.

Peña, who won an Independent Spirit Award for John Sayles' Lone Star, and who also voiced a major character in The Incredibles, just turned 55 years old late last month.A nephew of the actress noted online that the performer died Tuesday after an undisclosed illness.Robert Rodriguez, who created the Spanish language El Rey Network, on which Pena's last project, the drama Matador aired, tweeted his condolences, posting, he was "devastated" to hear about the passing of, "A lovely friend and wonderful actress," saying, "She will be truly missed."

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Brad Pitt Tells “Details” Magazine ‘I Don’t Suck at Being a Dad’

Brad Pitt Tells “Details” Magazine ‘I Don’t Suck at Being a Dad’

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt is an A-list actor and a family man, and he discusses how he manages to balance the two in the latest issue of Details magazine, declaring he doesn't "suck at being a dad."Much of the 50-year-old actor's time is spent being dad to his and wife Angelina Jolie's six children, and he thinks he's pretty good at it."I've discovered I don't suck at being a dad," he tells the magazine.Another thing Pitt has learned to deal with is living in the public eye. He notes, "My soul was stolen by the camera so long ago, I don't have to think about it anymore.""One definition of freedom is the ability to follow your bliss without being watched, recorded, scrutinized," Pitt added.The actor has been riding motorcycles since he was a kid and tells the magazine he tries to find time to do it as often as he can. "I try to carve out time for a solo ride in every country I travel to, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the belly of India.""I haven't even come close to fulfilling my list -- yet," he admits. "But, in the traffic of L.A. with a helmet on, I'm just another a**hole on the road."Even when he's not riding, Pitt loves being outdoors."The woods, rivers, bluffs, lakes and caves have all left an indelible mark on me," he reveals. "And I'm quite reverential when it comes to a tree. On my forearm, I had tattooed 94.9m -- the height of the largest sequoia."Pitt will next be seen in the World War II drama Fury, opening Friday.The latest edition of Details magazine hits newsstands Oct. 28.

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