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“Scandal” Actor Norm Lewis Becomes Broadway’s First Black Phantom

“Scandal” Actor Norm Lewis Becomes Broadway’s First Black Phantom

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Norm Lewis is the first African American Phantom on Broadway.Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history. It’s a turn-of-the-century tale of a deformed composer haunting the Paris Opera…

How Michael Jordan Gets Around at His Golf Tournament

How Michael Jordan Gets Around at His Golf Tournament

David Cannon/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — When you’re Michael Jordan and hosting a bunch of your famous pals at a golf tournament, it’s important to have an awesome ride.

For the basketball legend, that means riding around in a Carolina blue golf cart at the Aria Resort & Casino’s 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational this weekend.

Michael Jordan’s NC blue cart ready for his 9:30 tee time #MJCI pic.twitter.com/vaoTnH9RfU

— ARIA Las Vegas (@AriaLV) April 3, 2014

Not only does it boast the colors of Jordan’s alma mater, but the sleek ride also includes monogrammed MJ seats and is adorned with his jumping man logo on the front.

Ray Romano, Luke Wilson and Alan Thicke are among the list of celebrities who are scheduled to compete in the tournament, which has generated nearly $7 million for charities since its inception in 2011, according to a news release for the event.

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James Franco Explains Asking Out Teenage Girl

James Franco Explains Asking Out Teenage Girl

ABC News(NEW YORK) — For the first time, James Franco has publicly spoken about the rumors that he tried to pick up a 17-year-old girl on Instagram. Reports, which broke Thursday, said that the 35-year-old actor met Lucy Clode, a tourist from Scotland…

Snooki Pregnant with Second Child

Snooki Pregnant with Second Child

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Snooki’s gonna be a new mom, again. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi made the announcement on her website Friday that she’s expecting her second child with fiancé Jionni LaValle.
The former Jersey Shore star also cr…

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Opens Nationwide Friday

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Opens Nationwide Friday

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Marvel’s latest film has arrived. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to 2011′s Captain America: The First Avenger, is the lone movie opening nationwide on Friday.Chris Evans reprises his role as Steve Rogers, a.k.a…

David Letterman to Retire in 2015

David Letterman to Retire in 2015

Donna Ward/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s time to bid goodnight to the Late Show with David Letterman.The veteran talk show host announced during the taping of his show Thursday in New York City that he’ll be retiring come 2015.It was just last year th…

“Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston to Write Memoir

“Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston to Write Memoir

Lewis Jacobs/AMC(LOS ANGELES) — Bryan Cranston’s writing a memoir. The Breaking Bad star closed a deal with Scribner to write the currently-untitled book, set for publication in the fall of 2015.Cranston won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the …

“Dueling Banjos” Composer Authur “Guitar Boogie” Smith, Dead at 93

“Dueling Banjos” Composer Authur “Guitar Boogie” Smith, Dead at 93

GAB Archive/Redferns(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The man who wrote the #1 Billboard instrumental hit “Dueling Banjos” has died. Arthur Smith passed away at his Charlotte, N.C. home Thursday at age 93, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Smith was already know…

Barbara Walters, Sharon Stone to Be Featured on “Oprah’s Master Class”

Barbara Walters, Sharon Stone to Be Featured on “Oprah’s Master Class”

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — The stars continue to come out for the upcoming fourth season of Oprah’s Master Class, which will feature first-person interviews with The View co-hosts Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg, Good Morning America anchor R…

New Cast Members Announced for “Superman/Batman” Film

New Cast Members Announced for “Superman/Batman” Film

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of 300: Rise of an Empire, and Tao Okamoto of The Wolverine have joined the cast of the upcoming untitled Superman/Batman film. 
All three actors will play characters newly cr…

Plans for Marvel Films, TV Projects Appear Endless

Plans for Marvel Films, TV Projects Appear Endless

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) — Marvel is well prepared for the future, according to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek.
The report says Marvel’s plan for films extends at least 14 years out. The report also mentions that Disney CEO …

Spike Jonze Wins Lawsuit Claiming He Ripped Off “Her”

Spike Jonze Wins Lawsuit Claiming He Ripped Off “Her”

Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — Spike Jonze came out the winner in a lawsuit filed against him by two men who claimed the director ripped off their screenplay for his Oscar-winning movie Her.TMZ reports screenwriters Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender claime…

“American Idol” Recap: The Judges Use Their Save

“American Idol” Recap: The Judges Use Their Save

FOX via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The American Idol judges used their one and only save of the season on Thursday night.The lucky contestant who avoided elimination, thanks to Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and Keith Urban, was Sam Woolf. J-Lo …

Chris Brown Escorted to Washington, DC, to Face Assault Charge

Chris Brown Escorted to Washington, DC, to Face Assault Charge

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Pop star Chris Brown is expected to be escorted by federal marshals to Washington, D.C., to face a misdemeanor assault charge, KABC reported. Last October, Brown, 24, and his bodyguard were accused of assa…

“Breaking Bad” Actor to Appear in Whitey Bulger Flick?

“Breaking Bad” Actor to Appear in Whitey Bulger Flick?

Christopher Polk/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Former Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons is in talks to appear in Black Mass, a film about mob boss Whitey Bulger that will star Johnny Depp.The Hollywood Reporter notes that Plemons’ invol…

YouTube Star ‘Kid President’ Headed to TV

YouTube Star ‘Kid President’ Headed to TV

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — Kid President is coming to the Hub Network. The 10-year-old YouTube star, whose birth name is Robby Novak, will be at the center of a new series, Kid President: Declaration of Awesome, premiering th…

Kate Winslet: Nude Drawing from “Titanic” ‘Still Haunting Me’

Kate Winslet: Nude Drawing from “Titanic” ‘Still Haunting Me’

20th Century-Fox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kate Winslet appeared in the movie Titanic back in 1997, but the nude drawing of her character Rose by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack in the film lives on.Yahoo! Movies U.K. reports a fan at the U.K. premiere of Win…

Doris Day on Turning 90: ‘I’ve Had an Amazing Life!’

Doris Day on Turning 90: ‘I’ve Had an Amazing Life!’

CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Believe it or not, Doris Day is now 90 years old.Looking back on nine decades, all she can do is appreciate all she has.”All I ever wanted in my life was to get married, have kids, keep house and cook, and even thou…

“Big Bang Theory” Celebrating “Star Wars” Day

“Big Bang Theory” Celebrating “Star Wars” Day

Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — CBS’ The Big Bang Theory will be celebrating “Star Wars Day” with a special episode timed for the week of May 4.
That holiday, observed by special screenings of the film series, events, and of course, Star Wars fans g…

Channing Tatum to Receive MTV Trailblazer Award

Channing Tatum to Receive MTV Trailblazer Award

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Channing Tatum will receive the MTV Trailblazer Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on April 13.
The Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street actor will be recognized for “boldly paving the way with his unique and diverse pa…

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