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Kristen Bell Says Epidural Left Her Feeling ‘Like a Meth Addict’

Kristen Bell Says Epidural Left Her Feeling ‘Like a Meth Addict’

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The birth of Kristen Bell's second daughter, Delta, back in December brought with it a couple of new experiences for the House of Lies actress.During an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Monday, Bell, 34, noted that an unexpected C-section also meant having an epidural for the first time. “As someone who has never experimented with drugs, I really enjoyed it,” she joked.“While they were doing it, I was thinking, ‘What else could we get done down there?’…Anything to keep the epidural flowing,” she added.Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and Kristen found herself scratching her face "like a meth addict” when the medicine began to wear off.She went on to tell Ellen that a nurse gave her some Benadryl to help her sleep and ease the itching. The “cocktail,” according to Bell, had an interesting side effect.“Do you know what looks really good when you’re on that stuff?" said Kristen. "Handbags. Or throw pillows or rugs. I was just like, ‘Internet shopping, woo!’”“Thank God I didn’t remember my credit card number. So nothing bad happened," she joked, "but … honestly, a picture of a throw pillow was as mind-blowing as seeing The Matrix for the first time. That’s how I felt.”Bell also revealed to DeGeneres that she and her husband, Parenthood star Dax Shepard, are through having kids after welcoming Delta and her 22-month-old sister, Lincoln, declaring, “We don’t want to be outnumbered. We’re gonna cap it at two.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

“Game of Thrones'” Lena Headey Expecting Baby No. 2 This Summer

“Game of Thrones'” Lena Headey Expecting Baby No. 2 This Summer

HBO/Neil Davidson(NEW YORK) -- Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei Lannister on the TV fantasy series Game of Thrones, is expecting her second child this summer.The 41-year-old actress broke the news in a statement to People magazine on Sunday, adding, “I only hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time.”She didn't reveal who the father of the child is.Headey already has a four-year-old son with musician Peter Loughran, whom she divorced in 2013.Game of Thrones returns for its fifth season April 12 on HBO.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

First Trailer for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 10 Features Bruce and Kris Jenner

First Trailer for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 10 Features Bruce and Kris Jenner

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(NEW YORK) -- Keeping Up With the Kardashians is back for its 10th season on March 15, and E! just released a 30-second trailer to get you pumped for what may be the biggest year yet.The clip features Bruce and Kris Jenner dealing with their post-divorce life, and looks at how the kids are affected. It also shows some drama between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian. Finally, the clip shows how Kendall Jenner's life is about to change as she enters the world of modeling.Kris Jenner filed for divorce last year after more than 23 years of marriage."When this is announced, it's going to be epic," Kris Jenner says in the teaser about something she thinks is big.There are no references in the trailer to Bruce Jenner's reported decision to transition to a woman.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Conan O’Brien Takes His Late-Night Show to Cuba

Conan O’Brien Takes His Late-Night Show to Cuba

Meghan Sinclair/Team Coco(HAVANA) -- Conan O'Brien has made history by taping segments for his late-night show, Conan, in Cuba. It's the first U.S. late-night show to film in the country since the United States embargo began back in 1962.In a series of tweets Monday, the 51-year-old talk show host posted a message to his followers that explained, "I just spent the last four days shooting my show all around the city of Havana. I made countless friends and had one of the best experiences of my life."O'Brien concludes by noting there were "many laughs, but that could also be the rum."The episode, set to air on March 4, is intended to give O’Brien’s audience a rare glimpse into Cuban daily life, representatives of the show tell Deadline.com.Jack Paar famously interviewed former Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro for The Tonight Show back in 1959.Conan's visit to Cuba follows President Obama announcing in December he would normalize relations with the country.Conan airs 11 p.m. weeknights on TBS.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

“It’s My Party” Singer Lesley Gore Dies at 68

“It’s My Party” Singer Lesley Gore Dies at 68

Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Women's Media Center(NEW YORK) -- Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore-known for her hits "It's My Party," "Judy's Turn to Cry," and "You Don't Own Me"-- died Monday at the age of 68.Gore died of cancer early Monday morning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to People magazine.Born in Brooklyn and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, Gore was 16-years old when she was discovered by Quincy Jones and signed to Mercury Records. She was a junior at the Dwight School for Girls in Englewood when "It's My Party" became a #1 hit.Her other hits included the Marvin Hamlisch-penned song "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows," which also garnered a Grammy nomination, "She's a Fool," "That's the Way Boys Are" and "Maybe I Know."Gore, who graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in English/American literature, was later nominated for an Academy Award for the song "Out Here on My Own," co-written with her brother, Michael for the film, Fame.She is also beloved by comic book fans for her portrayal of Pussycat, Catwoman's sidekick, in the 1960's TV series Batman.Gore is survived by her partner of three decades, Lois Sasson, her brother and mother, Ronny.

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‘Leaked’ Un-Retouched Photos of Cindy Crawford Draw Support Online

‘Leaked’ Un-Retouched Photos of Cindy Crawford Draw Support Online

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- From the catwalk to the covers of countless magazines, Cindy Crawford has been an iconic supermodel for decades, but now she’s the topic of conversation for an un-retouched photo that showcases flaws. The un-retouched image came from a 2013 shoot for Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America for which Crawford, 48, appeared on the cover. The cover image showed Crawford from the chest up, and photos of her inside the spread showed her stomach covered. In the un-retouched photos, though, the lingerie-clad Crawford struck a provocative pose, and while her body appeared slim, her bared stomach was no longer taut and her thighs weren’t as toned as before. The image was going viral after British journalist Charlene White shared it on Twitter. “I thought I would tweet the picture because I found it incredibly empowering to see someone as beautiful and iconic as Cindy Crawford in her natural form,” White said.

 

Cindy Crawford's April spread in Marie Claire features 100% non-retouched photos. Take a bow Ms. C. pic.twitter.com/ttQz2BcRfg

— Charlene White (@CharleneWhite) February 13, 2015

Marie Claire wasn’t denying the authenticity of the un-retouched photos. In an online post, the magazine said the images reveal “a body that defies expectations -- it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous.” The magazine also wrote: “It appears that this unretouched version is a leak.” Crawford has acknowledged the changes her body has experienced over time. In 2012, the mother of two children told The Huffington Post’s Marlo Thomas that her body wasn’t the same as it was. “I’m happy with my body ... but it’s not my old body,” she said, adding: “I had both of my children at home, naturally. In some ways I appreciate my body more now because I know what it’s capable of.” Crawford hasn’t commented on the photo and didn’t reply to ABC News’ requests for comment. There was a flood of support for Crawford on Twitter. One woman tweeted: “Finally! Thank you!! Every woman needs to see.” Another wrote: “Turns out she has a real body, just like me. And you and you and you...”

 

 

@CharleneWhite @storyofmum and she still looks fabulous!

— Polly Mixtures (@Polly_Mixtures) February 13, 2015

Even actress Jamie Lee Curtis added her voice to the growing support.

 

 

Bravo Cindy Crawford. "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all Ye need to know on earth, and all Ye need to know. pic.twitter.com/JuepFrV6Ed

— Jamie Lee Curtis (@Curtisleejamie) February 14, 2015

 

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Why Megan Bell Quit “The Bachelor”

Why Megan Bell Quit “The Bachelor”

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- The 24-year-old makeup artist who turned The Bachelor Season 19 on its head by walking out on the current Bachelor, Chris Soules, said she just knew it was the right decision. “When you know, you know,” Megan Bell said Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America. Bell’s connection with Soules, 32, started strong as she was picked to go on his first one-on-one date. They flew in a helicopter over the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Over a picnic lunch, she discussed her father's death. The date ended with a rose and a kiss. As time went on, Bell said she felt her spark with Soules dimming. “Days went by and I was like, ‘I’m losing grip on it,’” Bell said of their first-date connection. “I saw the other relationships with the other girls progressing more, so and I was just like, ‘I trust Chris and this decision.’” “I am so surprised,” she said of the drama on the reality TV show. “I’m silly and happy and fun. I try to stay away from it but, you know.” Bell told Soules during one-on-one time that she would be leaving the show before he had a chance to give, or not give, her a rose. "That night, I knew I was going to be saying goodbye," Bell said. "Goodbyes are hard." When asked if she thought Soules knew she was going to leave, Bell replied, “I think so.” As the contestants vying for Soules’ love have dwindled down from 30 to just six, Bell said she has an idea about who Soules will end up choosing. “Becca, I think,” Bell said. “She’s beautiful, smart, sweet and right up Chris’s alley.”

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“Saturday Night Live” Celebrates 40 Years

“Saturday Night Live” Celebrates 40 Years

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Eddie Murphy stood on the stage in which his fame was forged – back again after all these years away – and compared the feeling to high school. SNL 40 resembled a reunion in many ways: familiar faces, old laughs, reflections of those who passed away. Sunday’s special honored four decades of Saturday Night Live, and featured dozens of notable guests and moments: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake performing a medley; Will Ferrell reprising his “Jeopardy!” hosting gig, much to the chagrin of Darrell Hammond’s Sean Connery; Dan Aykroyd’s magic “Bass-o-Matic” blender; Paul Simon and Paul McCartney’s spirited performances; Kanye West being Kanye West; a new installment of Wayne’s World on Cable 10, Aurora, Illinois’ community access channel; and if all of that wasn’t enough, Bradley Cooper as a SoCal pool boy, locking lips with 93-year-old Betty White. Chris Rock, himself a cast member from 1990 to 1993, introduced Murphy. “Every couple of years, the media tries to call some new comic the next Eddie Murphy,” Rock said. “You know, Martin Lawrence was the next Eddie Murphy. Chris Rock is the next Eddie Murphy. Kevin Hart’s the next Eddie Murphy. There is no next Eddie Murphy.” The crowd applauded Murphy’s return, and Murphy returned the clapping. He hadn’t been back to Studio 8H since hosting an episode in December 1984. “This show is such a big part of who I am, in my life, and I’m so happy to be back here, and it’s just a magical feeling. Actually feels like going back to my old high school,” Murphy said. Sunday’s Jeopardy! skit featured the usual elements – Connery bungling a category’s name to the host’s dismay, witty exchanges with clueless celebrities. Alec Baldwin played Tony Bennett, singing into his buzzer and compiling a score “so low, it can’t be represented by a real number.” Kate McKinnon appeared as Justin Bieber. “It’s like, there hasn’t been a lot up here, right (gesturing to his head), but there’s so much in here (hands over his heart) … I just wanna get it out girl,” McKinnon’s Bieber said. “You think that I, an adult man, am a girl?” responded Ferrell as Alex Trebek. “Yeah? Um, no … I don’t know,” “Bieber” responded, slipping his hoodie over his head. West performed his hit song “Jesus Walks” while lying on his back, staring upside-down at the audience. After singing a section of “Only One,” he was joined by a wig-wearing Sia and Vic Mensa for “Wolves,” with the performers on all fours. Bill Murray, one of the show’s early cast members, introduced a segment honoring show contributors who passed away, including standouts such as Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, John Belushi and Gilda Radner. Sarah Palin, a longtime target and participant in the show’s humor, joked about her political ambitions as Jerry Seinfeld fielded celebrity questions. “Jerry, how much do you think Lorne Michaels would pay me if I were to run in 2016?” Palin asked, referring to the show’s creator. “Run for president? Sarah, I don’t think there’s a number too big,” Seinfeld said. “Hypothetically then, what if I were to choose Donald Trump as a running mate?” “Sarah, you’re teasing us, that’s not nice.” Steve Martin delivered the show’s opening monologue, with help from celebrity friends Tom Hanks, Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock, Peyton Manning, Miley Cyrus, Billy Crystal, Simon and McCartney. “Tonight is like an enormous high school reunion – a high school that is almost all white. And, you know, earlier tonight, when I was walking the red carpet I have at home, I was thinking, ‘How do you possibly, in just three-and-a-half hours, honor the hundreds of people who have passed through the portals of SNL? Here’s how – we leave them out,” he said. And then there was The Kiss, which occurred during the The Californians, a soap opera skit about travel-conscious socialites. Cooper appeared as “Craig” the pool boy, clad in jean shorts, a tank top and platinum blond hair. White played “Aunt Llana,” who survived a hot air balloon accident. As the pair kissed, the other performers, including Taylor Swift and Kerry Washington, huddled around a nearby mirror, watching on in amusement, gawking at how far the performers would take their act. The moment reflected the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players’ first 40 years – occasional shock, deep laughs, something to talk about, and lots of heart.

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“Fifty Shades” Dominates Box Office

“Fifty Shades” Dominates Box Office

"Fifty Shades of Grey" - Focus Features(NEW YORK) -- Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the box office this weekend, beating out Kingsman: The Secret Service to claim the top spot.The film, based on the best-selling erotic novel by E.L. James, opened in time for Valentine's Day weekend, bringing in over $80 million. Kingsman, an adaptation of the comic book series The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine came in second place, holding off The SpongeBob Movie.Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1. Fifty Shades of Grey: $81.67 million2. Kingsman: The Secret Service: $35.6 million3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: $30.54 million4. American Sniper: $16.435 million5. Jupiter Ascending: $9.43 million6. Seventh Son: $4.153 million7. Paddington: $4.15 million8. The Imitation Game: $3.525 million9. The Wedding Ringer: $3.4 million10. Project Almanac: $2.73 million

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Benedict Cumberbatch Marries Sophie Tucker

Benedict Cumberbatch Marries Sophie Tucker

Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Tucker are married.The Sherlock star, 38, and actress and theater director, married on Valentine's Day surrounded by their family and friends, his spokeswoman told ABC News, calling it a "magical day."The couple announced their engagement Nov. 5 in an eight-line notice on the births, deaths and marriages page of The Times newspaper in London."It's what I would have done if I wasn't sort of famous. It's what we do. It's a kind of traditional thing to do," Cumberbatch told People magazine.Cumberbatch poked fun at the usual Twitter or Facebook posts that are the current trend to announce engagements."I don't tweet or do social media. It's too impersonal," he said. "I would rather do what we did, and have people find it, and not see us from some ... grainy footage staring lovingly into each others' eyes with a ring on someone's finger. I wanted it to be ours."The actor was surprised that everyone was so happy for him and his bride-to-be."I thought it was just all about us declaring that we were in love and getting married, but actually it's the world going, 'We love you too!' It's amazing. Family, friends, the world ... it's amazing," he said.After the wedding, he added, "my mother is also waiting for Cumberbabies."Cumberbatch is not only known for his role in Sherlock, but also for August: Osage County and 12 Years a Slave. His most recent film is The Imitation Game.He and Hunter have been together since 2009, when they appeared in the film Burlesque Fairytales.

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Kevin Hart Steals the Show at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Kevin Hart Steals the Show at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kevin Hart is "going out on top," the comedian told the crowd Friday night at Madison Square Garden, announcing his retirement from the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game after winning his fourth MVP Award.The funnyman, 35, absolutely was the center of attention, whether he was outperforming his other celeb opponents or even taking the brunt of so many hilarious jokes aimed his way during the game.Here's five times Hart stole the show Friday night:1. He Scored 15 Points and Won MVPEven though his team lost by 8, the NBA crowned Hart the Most Valuable Player of the game. After the announcement, Hart hoisted his trophy and said he was going out on top and retiring from the Celeb Game. This is his fourth MVP.He also used his time in the spotlight to pay tribute to the late Stuart Scott, whom he considered a dear friend and died earlier this year.

Congrats to Kevin Hart -- the 2015 All-Star Celebrity Game MVP -- "I'm going out on top" -- @KevinHart4real pic.twitter.com/QzkIW3Zv9J

— Michael Rothman (@TheRealRothman) February 14, 2015 2. Mo'ne Davis Takes Him to SchoolHart laughed it off after 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis broke Hart's ankles (not really) in the first quarter on her way to an easy bucket. It's all in good fun.

Hart got some payback later in the game though.3. How Tall Is Kevin HartDuring an early break, the Garden held a competition -- "Can you guess how tall Kevin Hart Is?"Guess, what -- he's 5'4''.4. Dave ChappelleComedic legend Dave Chappelle came out to root Hart on and during a break later in the game, he spoke to media, saying "Kevin, every comedian in New York is rooting for you tonight." He seemed a little sarcastic, but hey, it's Chappelle.

Yes! Dave Chappelle surprised everyone and stopped by the Celebrity Game... Crowd went nuts! pic.twitter.com/A6Q1dWRFf7

— Michael Rothman (@TheRealRothman) February 14, 2015 5. They Found Hart's TwinDuring the fourth quarter, the JumboTron focused on the crowd and in true fashion, they found a little guy who looked just like Hart.

They found a @KevinHart4real lookalike at the celeb game... Congrats on ur 4th MVP @NBA @TheGarden pic.twitter.com/xLwOfS8503

— Michael Rothman (@TheRealRothman) February 14, 2015 Here's to hoping Hart reconsiders his retirement.

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Bobby Brown Releases Statement Criticizing ‘Unauthorized Members of the Family’ Giving Interviews About Bobby Kristina Condition

Bobby Brown Releases Statement Criticizing ‘Unauthorized Members of the Family’ Giving Interviews About Bobby Kristina Condition

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(ATLANTA) -- None of the family members who have provided information to the media about Bobbi Kristina Brown have firsthand knowledge of her treatment, Bobby Brown says."At this time it is requested that the media cease speaking with unauthorized members of the family," a statement released through Brown's legal counsel said. "Various members of the family have provided media interviews, however, none of them are approved visitors to see Bobbi Kristina. None of them have firsthand knowledge of Bobbi Kristina's treatment and the medical staff at Emory University Hospital has not communicated with them."Brown said it was important that "the integrity of the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina must remain uncompromised."Brown also continued to request privacy, thanking "everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina."Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of pop icons Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been in the hospital since she was discovered by her partner Nick Gordon and a friend on Jan. 31, according to police. Police also noted that she had been in a car accident on Jan. 27.

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“The Breakfast Club” Back in Theaters for 30th Anniversary

“The Breakfast Club” Back in Theaters for 30th Anniversary

Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As of Friday, you could buy tickets for Fifty Shades of Grey, or you could relive your youth with a classic: The Breakfast Club.Tickets are on sale now at Fathomevents.com and will be good to see The Breakfast Club either on March 26 or March 31.The movie is coming back to theaters to celebrate it's 30th anniversary. The John Hughes classic, starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez and Judd Nelson first hit theaters 30 years ago this coming Sunday on Feb. 15.The movie centers around five teens stuck in high school detention. They all come from different walks of life, but somehow, become friends.The Fathom site reads, "Take a look back at this iconic film with a special featurette including personal insights from cast members, as well as contributions from the filmmakers. ... This 30th Anniversary release includes the newly restored feature that has never been seen before on the big screen plus a newly remixed bonus content featurette titled The Breakfast Club -- A Retrospective that takes a look back at the iconic film."Tickets are available for theaters across the country.

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“Laugh-In” Announcer Gary Owens Dead at 80

“Laugh-In” Announcer Gary Owens Dead at 80

Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Legendary radio, television and voiceover performer Gary Owens, most known for his time as the announcer on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, died on Thursday at the age of 80.Owens served as the Laugh-In announcer from 1968 through 1973. He was inducted into the Hollywood Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1980. He was also a part of more than 1,000 network television show episodes on shows ranging from Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Roseanne and Batlestar Gallactica to a recurring role on That 70's Show.Owens is survived by his wife of 57 years, Arleta, and his sons Scott and Chris.

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“Fifty Shades of Grey”: Madonna Says ‘It’s Not Very Sexy’

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: Madonna Says ‘It’s Not Very Sexy’

Bret Hartman/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Everyone is pumped to see Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend. Everyone except Madonna.The pop icon, 56, spoke to Billboard recently and when asked if she'd read the book, she said, "Yes, I have. It's pulp fiction. It's not very sexy, maybe for someone who has never had sex before."In fact, Madonna said she kept reading the book and couldn't understand what everyone was so excited about."I kept waiting for something exciting and crazy to happen in that red room thing, and I was like, 'Hmm, a lot of spanking,'" she added.She's also doesn't think the storyline is very believable."I also thought, 'This is so unrealistic because no guy goes down on a girl that much,'" she said. "I'm sorry, but no one ... as much as the guy in that book."The "Rebel Heart" singer added that for her "sex is a wonderful, necessary part of life."

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Jamie Dornan Says “Fifty Shades of Grey” Red Room Is ‘Impressive’

Jamie Dornan Says “Fifty Shades of Grey” Red Room Is ‘Impressive’

Focus Features(NEW YORK) -- Jamie Dornan stars as billionaire sex fetishist Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. In the film, Grey introduces college student Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, to BDSM, along with his Red Room, in which he keeps his sex paraphernalia.

Dornan, who has said previously he spent lots of time in the room to prepare for the role, explained what we can expect when his character opens that door."The Red Room, it's actually really beautiful and like, real impressive," he said on Friday's Live with Kelly and Michael. "And like, obviously Christian Grey's got a lot of money and is able to make it the way he wants. But the attention to detail that we had in the film was really something.""And I get quite hyper sometimes, and I'm a bit of a fiddler and I play with stuff all the time. So for me that room, I was like...," he continued, laughing.The role of Christian Grey first went to Charlie Hunnam but the Sons of Anarchy star later turned it down, for fear he'd be typecast. Dornan then had his chance, though he says he never even saw the script when he auditioned for the role."The first time they sort of asked us, they requested that some actors make a tape for it and you know, put themselves on tape," said Dornan. "But then they were being very secretive about the script and they wouldn't release anything, as often is the case with big studio movies. So we did a scene from True Romance."Co-host Michael Strahan quipped in response, "Oh, because when I thought you said '[you] just put it on a tape' I'm like, 'What kinda tape they want?'"Fifty Shades of Grey is in theaters now.

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Injured Driver’s Mother in Bobbi Kristina Car Wreck Talks ‘Tragic Incident’

Injured Driver’s Mother in Bobbi Kristina Car Wreck Talks ‘Tragic Incident’

Lifetime(ROSWELL, Ga.) -- Days before she was found unresponsive in her home, Bobbi Kristina Brown was involved in an accident that sent the driver of the other car to the hospital, according to the Roswell, Georgia police report obtained by ABC News.On Jan. 27, Brown was driving a Jeep with her friend Danyela Da Silva Bradley as passenger, and the other vehicle involved in the crash was a Ford Taurus, according to the report.Brown, 21, lost control of her Jeep and crossed over into the lanes running in the opposite direction, then collided with the Taurus, the report said.The report adds that both the driver of the Taurus, Russell Eckerman, and Brown's passenger were taken to North Fulton Hospital due to injuries suffered from the crash.In an exclusive statement to ABC News, Russell's mother, Bert Eckerman, said of the accident, "Russell is a great, caring son, and this was a terrible tragedy. He was on his way to work when he was met with this tragic incident. Please respect our privacy as we pray and wait for Russ to heal.”The Eckermans' lawyer, Alan Herman, added, "I have known the Eckerman family for the past 33 years and am very sorry that this incident has occurred. Russell used to babysit for my children when they were youngsters. Russell was on his way to work when this incident occurred. He has been hospitalized since the date of the occurrence and has been unable to speak. His medical condition as I understand it, is serious, but everyone is hopeful that he will recover and get back to being Russell."Roswell Police told ABC News that the accident is still under investigation and will not comment on it further.Brown, the daughter of pop icons Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been in the hospital since she was discovered by her partner Nick Gordon and a friend, Max Lomas, on Jan. 31, according to police. Lomas has been previously linked to Bradley, Brown's passenger in the accident days earlier.Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in her bath tub and was taken to North Fulton Hospital, but then moved to Emory University Hospital.Roswell Police also confirmed that Brown's incident at her home less than two weeks ago is classified as a criminal investigation. That has always been the case, a spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday."The Roswell Police Criminal Investigation Division, who is investigating the incident, conducts criminal investigations," Lisa Holland, the Roswell public information officer, said in a statement to ABC News. "The incident has always been under criminal investigation and has not been reclassified as a criminal investigation. Criminal investigations may or may not result in criminal charges being brought against individuals."Brown has been surrounded by friends and family, including her father, who has continued to ask for privacy while they monitor her condition."God is hearing our prayers," Bobby Brown told ABC News in a statement. "We continue to request privacy in this matter. We thank everyone that supported the vigil for Bobbi Kristina."Her partner, Nick Gordon, issued a statement through his attorneys, saying that "he remains in constant prayer for his companion and he hopes to be reunited with her soon."The Houston family has added that she's "fighting for her life."This past Monday night, a public "Shining a Light for Healing" vigil was held in her honor in nearby Riverdale, Georgia, where several hundred people attended to pray for Brown.

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“Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Open Friday

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Open Friday

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" - Fox(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:Fifty Shades of Grey -- The much-anticipated movie based on the erotic best-selling book of the same name by E.L. James is finally here. Dakota Johnson stars as college student Anastasia Steele, who enters into a submissive relationship with the billionaire Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan. The movie was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Rated R.Kingsman: The Secret Service -- A spy organization recruits a new guy into its training program as it attempts to thwart a global threat. Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton and Samuel L. Jackson star in the adaptation of the comic book series The Secret Service. Rated R.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Emile Hirsch Charged After Allegedly Choking Woman at Utah Nightclub

Emile Hirsch Charged After Allegedly Choking Woman at Utah Nightclub

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(PARK CITY, Utah) -- Emile Hirsch has been charged in Utah for an incident at a Park City nightclub last month during which he allegedly choked a woman.The 29-year-old actor was charged Thursday with third-degree felony aggravated assault, which is punishable by up to five years in prison, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. He was also faces a misdemeanor charge of intoxication.The incident occurred while Hirsch was in town for the Sundance Film Festival. On Jan. 25, court documents state, Hirsch approached a female Paramount executive and asked her why she looked "so tough," and said she was a "rich kid" who should not be at Sundance.The woman pushed him away, after which he allegedly put her in a chokehold, and pulled her across a table and onto the floor. He then allegedly wrapped his hands around her neck.The woman recalled to police that she may have blacked out momentarily.In his conversation with police, Hirsch said he had a "verbal confrontation" with the woman, who he said he did not know. He said he had had three or four alcoholic drinks. A police officer detected an odor of alcohol from Hirsch's mouth, his balance was poor and the actor slurring some of his words, according to documents.Hirsch is due in court on March 16.Hirsch attended Sundance to promote a movie titled Ten Thousand Saints, also starring Asa Butterfield and Ethan Hawke. His other credits include Into the Wild, The Girl Next Door, Lone Survivor and Milk.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Spike Lee Talks Getting ‘Financing from the Fans’ to Create “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”

Spike Lee Talks Getting ‘Financing from the Fans’ to Create “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When Spike Lee turned to the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter to raise $1.25 million for a new film, he offered little about the project except that it was about the addiction of blood. Two years later, and after well exceeding his fundraising goal, Lee is out with his latest joint, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, which he tells ABC News Radio is a remake of a 1973 vampire film."We re-imagined a film that was made in the mid-seventies; a cult classic. A film called Ganja & Hess, written and directed by the late great Bill Gunn," Lee explains. "I saw the film the first time when I was a graduate film student at New York University Graduate Film School and it's a very hypnotic trippy film."Although Lee's use of the Kickstarter site is new, the filmmaker said crowdsourcing is not new to him."It was not called crowdsourcing back then. It was just getting money. For example, the first film She's Gotta Have It, we raised 170,000 dollars back in 1985 for the film," he says. "So we've always used principles of crowdsourcing, but now it's just the technology makes it that much easier to get the financing from the fans."Lee's remake centers on an affluent archeologist Dr. Hess Green, portrayed by Stephen Tyrone Williams, his insane assistant, Lafayette Hightower, played by Elvis Nolasco, and Hightower's wife, Ganja.British actress Zaraah Abrahams portrays Ganja, continuing Lee's knack for uncovering new talent. He's responsible for introducing audiences to stars such as Rosie Perez.So how did Lee come to meet Abrahams? Lee says it wasn't hard. "I'm a professor of film and I saw one of my student's thesis films. I got her contact and flew to London and auditioned her and had her come back to New York and audition with the other actors and she got the part," he explains.Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is set in two primary locations -- Brooklyn, New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Although Lee is known for using the backdrop of Brooklyn in his films, he tells ABC News Radio why he chose the New England island to film."I've had a house there for 20 years and it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I love Martha's Vineyard. Even though they know I'm from New York, I get mad love in Martha's Vineyard," he says. "So we didn't advertise it, but many people stepped up to and helped get that film made."In particular, Lee says the islanders help make Dr. Green's upscale lifestyle come to life. "The cars -- that Rolls Royce in the film, that red MG -- those were cars that were donated to us for the film," he notes.Viewers will also be taken by the film's soundtrack, helmed by Bruce Hornsby, and featuring all largely unknown artists."In the spirit of this whole movie, using my social media though Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, I put out a call for unsigned artists to submit songs to be used within the film. So 800 songs were submitted. I listened to every one," Lee tells ABC News Radio. "I selected 12 that worked best with the film, but still could stand up on their own. And then I went to my friend, L.A. Reid, chairman of Epic Records, I told him this idea and we have a soundtrack album."Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, also starring The Wire's Felicia Pearson, is out in limited release Friday.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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