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Kelly Ripa Declares ‘Botox Has Changed My Life’

Kelly Ripa Declares ‘Botox Has Changed My Life’

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Kelly Ripa has a pretty simple beauty routine.
When asked about her favorite products she only named one.”Botox,” she told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. “That’s pretty much it.”Ripa, 43, said she spends so much time in hair and makeup for her talk show-hosting job that she doesn’t feel “ritualistic” about her beauty routine. However, since she began getting Botox treatment, she said, getting ready to go out has been quicker.”It’s cut my getting ready time in half,” she said. “I’m not advocating for it one way or the other. I’m just saying Botox changed my life.”So how does the talk show host avoid looking constantly surprised? Moderation, she said.”The key to everything is knowing what you look like and being a minimalist,” she said. “Your cheeks are not supposed to block out your eyes when you smile!”
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Beyonce Leads MTV VMA Nominations

Beyonce Leads MTV VMA Nominations

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Beyonce leads all nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The singer, who released a video for every song on her “surprise” self-titled album, has received eight nods, including Video of the Year for “Drunk in Love,” as well as Best Female and Best Choreography.Eminem and Iggy Azalea, meanwhile, scored seven nods each: Eminem for his videos “The Monster” and “Berzerk,” and Azalea for her Clueless homage, “Fancy.” Other stars receiving multiple nominations include Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Sam Smith, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Avicii and Sia.In addition to “Drunk in Love,” the contenders for Video of the Year are “Fancy,” Pharrell’s “Happy,” Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Wrecking Ball” by Cyrus. Nominees for a new category, Best Lyric Video, will be announced at a later date.Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer and Ariana Grande are all confirmed to perform on the MTV VMA telecast on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.Here are the nominees:VIDEO OF THE YEARIggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”Beyoncé ft. Jay Z — “Drunk in Love”Pharrell Williams — “Happy”Sia — “Chandelier”Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball”BEST HIP-HOPEminem — “Berzerk”Drake ft. Majid Jordan — “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”Childish Gambino — “3005″Kanye West — “Black Skinhead”Wiz Khalifa — “We Dem Boyz” BEST MALEPharrell Williams — “Happy”John Legend — “All of Me”Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell — “Sing”Sam Smith — “Stay with Me”Eminem ft. Rihanna — “The Monster” BEST FEMALEIggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”Beyoncé — “Partition”Lorde — “Royals”Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea — “Problem”Katy Perry ft. Juicy J — “Dark Horse” BEST POPPharrell Williams — “Happy”Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz — “Talk Dirty”Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea — “Problem”Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc — “Wake Me Up” BEST ROCKImagine Dragons — “Demons”Arctic Monkeys — “Do I Wanna Know”The Black Keys — “Fever”Lorde — “Royals”Linkin Park — “Until It’s Gone” MTV ARTIST TO WATCHSam Smith — “Stay with Me”5 Seconds of Summer –”She Looks So Perfect”Charli XCX — “Boom Clap”Schoolboy Q — “Man of the Year”Fifth Harmony — “Miss Movin On” BEST COLLABORATIONBeyoncé ft. Jay Z — “Drunk in Love”Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea — “Problem”Pitbull ft. Ke$ha — “Timber”Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga — “Loyal”Eminem ft. Rihanna — “The Monster”Katy Perry ft. Juicy J — “Dark Horse”MTV CLUBLAND AWARDDJ Snake & Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”Zedd ft. Hayley Williams — “Stay the Night”Calvin Harris — “Summer”Martin Garrix — “Animal”Disclosure — “Grab Her!”BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGEAngel Haze ft. Sia — “Battle Cry“Avicii — “Hey Brother”Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts”J. Cole ft. TLC — “Crooked Smile”Kelly Rowland — “Dirty Laundry”David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko — “One Voice” BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY30 Seconds to Mars — “City of Angels”Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts”Arcade Fire — “Afterlife”Gesaffelstein — “Hate or Glory”Lana Del Rey — “West Coast”BEST EDITINGEminem — “Rap God”MGMT — “Your Life Is a Lie”Zedd  ft. Hayley Williams –”Stay the Night”Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts”Fitz and the Tantrums — “The Walker”BEST CHOREOGRAPHYSia — “Chandelier”Beyoncé — “Partition”Usher — “Good Kisser”Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake — “Love Never Felt So Good”Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz — “Talk Dirty”Kieza — “Hideaway”BEST DIRECTIONDJ Snake & Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”OK Go  — “The Writing’s on the Wall”Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball”Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts”Eminem ft. Rihanna — “The Monster”BEST ART DIRECTIONDJ Snake & Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”Eminem — “Rap God”Arcade Fire — “Reflektor”Tyler, the Creator — “Tamale”BEST VISUAL EFFECTSDJ Snake & Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”OK Go — “The Writing’s on the Wall”Disclosure — “Grab Her!”Eminem — “Rap God”Jack White — “Lazaretto”
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Cory Monteith’s Mom ‘Couldn’t Look at a Picture’ of Him Until Recently

Cory Monteith’s Mom ‘Couldn’t Look at a Picture’ of Him Until Recently

Eddy Chen/FOX(NEW YORK) — It has been a year since Glee’s Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose. His mother, Ann McGregor, is now speaking publicly for the first time about the son she called “baby bear.””I’m beginning to accept it,” she told ABC News in a segment that aired on Thursday’s Good Morning America. “The loss is horrendous. Until three days ago I couldn’t look at a picture of Cory. So there’s been progress.”Monteith, who played the character Finn Hudson on Fox’s Glee, was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia hotel room July 13, 2013. The actor died of a mixture of alcohol and intravenous heroin, according to the coroner’s report. He was 31.McGregor is still unable to talk about the night she found out about her son’s death, but did reveal that his then-girlfriend, Glee co-star Lea Michele, is still in touch with her via texts and emails.”She’s hurting, too,” said McGregor. “I mean, you see the sadness. I know her pain.”McGregor said that her son started to get into trouble with drugs as a teenage, overdosing at 15.
“He had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out — lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father,” she explained. “I think when a child gets invalidated they keep reaching even harder. They want to find out why.”Monteith’s father, Joe Monteith, has been estranged from the family for many years and was not invited to his son’s memorial. Monteith never showed any interest in Cory’s life until the last two years, when Cory became successful, McGregor said.Asked what advice she had for the mothers of other stars who are facing similar problems, McGregor replied: “I don’t think we have power to change the choices they’re making. I think with the kind of connection Cory and I had, if we couldn’t prevent that situation, I don’t have the answer. What could I say to them? Live every moment. Grab the second.”
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Broadway Star Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

Broadway Star Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

Rommel Demano/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, Mich.) — Broadway great Elaine Stritch died Thursday, her friend, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, told ABC News. She was 89.
“She passed away this morning at 8 o’clock at her home in Birmingham, Michigan,” said Herdlicka, who worked with Stritch on a production of A Little Night Music. “She had several friends there and it was very peaceful and painless, from what I hear.”
“It’s been extremely heartbreaking for everybody in her family and everyone in New York,” Herdlicka added.
Born in Detroit in 1926, Stritch moved to New York City at 17 to study at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School alongside Marlon Brando. She began her theater career in 1944 and in 1946 she made her Broadway debut. A few years later, she appeared on TV for the first time.
In the 1970s, she moved to London, where she starred in several West End productions, as well as a British sitcom, Two’s Company. For that, she earned a BAFTA TV Award nomination.
Meanwhile, her personal life was evolving. In 1972, Stritch married actor John Bay, her co-star on Two’s Company, who died 10 years later. Around that time, Stritch returned to America. She never remarried.
In 1993, Stritch earned an Emmy award for a guest-starring role she had in Law & Order. She went on to earn two more Emmys — in 2004, for her variety program, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, and 2007, for her guest starring role on 30 Rock, in which she played the Alec Baldwin character’s brassy mother.
Stritch, a five-time Tony nominee, also won a Tony for her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which explored her experiences with alcoholism, among other topics.
A longtime New Yorker, she moved back to Michigan last year.
“I don’t know what to say about humor except thank God for it,” she once told the New York Times. “I can change the subject of my life with humor when it’s down. I can change it like that!”
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Movie Review: “The Purge” (Rated R)

Movie Review: “The Purge” (Rated R)

Universal(NEW YORK) — The Purge was one of the 2013’s big box office success stories.  It cost $3 million to make and went on to gross around $90 million.  The plot was just a bit heavy-handed: In the not so distant future, a new U.S. government regime has solved most of America’s social ills by establishing The Purge.  One designated night a year, every act of violence you can think of is legal, including murder.  As a result, crime is down, employment is up, and the population is under control.  The Purge allows citizens to cleanse their souls through violence.  But if you don’t want to participate, you’d better make sure you’re somewhere safe, because no home is off limits and no person is safe when The Purge takes place. The Purge: Anarchy once again takes us into the streets on the night of The Purge.  This time, Sergeant (Frank Grillo) has no intention of staying home and protecting himself from murderers. Instead, he plans on exacting revenge on the drunk driver who killed his son. It’s a different story for Eva Sanchez (Carmen Ejogo) and her daughter, Cali (Zoe Soul). They live in the projects and, for some reason, feel relatively safe in their boarded-up apartment. Then there’s Shane (Zach Gilford) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez), who are on their way to Shane’s sister’s house to deliver important news about their relationship. Naturally, Shane and Liz’s car breaks down about an hour before The Purge is set to start, and they wind up being chased by masked thugs on motorcycles.  As for Eva and Cali, their building falls under attack by a small army, and they’re about to get shot in the middle of the street.  Good thing for all of them that Sergeant happens by.  I’ll spare you the details, but against his better judgment he saves them all. Problem is, if he leaves them on the street, he knows they will surely die but if he takes them with him, his very personal mission will likely be compromised. The Purge: Anarchy has more heart than its predecessor — and when I say more heart, I mean it has more people getting shot and stabbed in the heart.  And stomach.  And head, and arm, and leg…well, you get the picture. The attempt to disguise this gratuitous bloodbath as social commentary on class warfare would be insulting if it wasn’t so unintentionally comical.  One out of five stars.Follow @ABCNewsRadio
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New Series “Dating Naked” Premieres Thursday Night

New Series “Dating Naked” Premieres Thursday Night

VH1(NEW YORK) — The new VH1 series — or should we say “nude” VH1 series — Dating Naked premieres Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time. It’s as exactly as it sounds — the stars of the show will actually go on dates in the buff.Each week, two people will have three naked dates on an island resort, including one with each other. Afterward, they’ll decide with whom they’d like to pursue a romance back home — presumably, where they can wear clothes again.Host Amy Paffrath says the nudity on the show will be censored, to a point. She tells ABC News Radio, “There is pixilation and sometimes strategically placed items on a table to kind of block the view of women’s breasts when they’re eating, things like that. But butts are OK because it’s primetime.”If you tune in to Dating Naked expecting to see only physically fit contestants, you may end up disappointed. Paffrath explains, “That’s a very good representation of what real life is like. You know, some people work out every day and some people have never seen a weight room in their life.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Major Marvel News: “Age of Ultron” Details Released, New Captain America Crowned

Major Marvel News: “Age of Ultron” Details Released, New Captain America Crowned

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Two major pieces of news for Marvel fans were released Wednesday: one from the world of its comic books, and the other from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.Entertainment Weekly leaked details about its upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron cover story, featuring secrets about the sequel, including shots of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and the other members of the superhero team in the 2015 movie, as well as the basics of the plot.As some speculated, the movie’s villain, the malevolent robot Ultron, is created by Downey’s Tony Stark as something of a replacement for his hero Iron Man, but the super-intelligent robot gets away from the playboy inventor in a big way — and targets mankind for extinction. James Spader will voice and motion-perform the baddie, the first official picture of which is featured on the magazine’s cover.”Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better,” writer-director Joss Whedon explains. “He’s on a mission. He wants to save us.” Also breaking Wednesday, a day after it was announced the new Thor is female, Marvel Comics revealed Steve Rogers will again be replaced as Captain America — at least in the pages of the comics.
“I don’t have to tell you that the world is falling apart under Barack Obama’s leadership,” Colbert joked before outlining the story line that will see a villain extracting Cap’s super-serum from his blood, aging him 65 years in a matter of seconds. “Meaning his new super-serum will be Ensure,” Colbert quipped. Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed, “Sam Wilson, his partner, the Falcon, is becoming the new Captain America,” and taking up Rogers’ spangly vibranium shield. “This new guy’s black,” Colbert noted. “Doesn’t that make him Captain African-America?”This leaves an opening for the Falcon, who was played by Anthony Mackie in the blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Colbert said he’s ready to strap on Falcon’s wings — something Quesada predicted, producing a comic rendering of Colbert as the hero, as drawn by Marvel’s Kris Anka. Colbert responded by trying out a new catchphrase: “Why did the Falcon cross the road? For justice, motherfu***er!”Wilson will take on the role of the red, white, and blue hero in October’s Captain America #25. For the record, he makes the seventh character to use the name, according to the books. Another former sidekick, Rogers’ childhood friend Bucky Barnes, formerly known as The Winter Soldier, also took up the mantle of Captain America for a spell. The Captain switch won’t be seen on the big screen anytime soon, as Evans is still contracted to play him. Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Black Hollywood Actresses Migrating to TV

Black Hollywood Actresses Migrating to TV

Dale Robinette/CBS (LOS ANGELES) — Black female actresses are the latest group in Hollywood to discover what other A-listers, including Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey and Jessica Lange, already have: some of the best roles right now are on the small screen.Oscar-winner Halle Berry and two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis are among the black female film stars making the move to television, following Kerry Washington’s success on the hit ABC show Scandal. Behind the camera, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett is making her directorial debut with a television movie, Lifetime’s biopic of Whitney Houston.The reason behind the latest black migration? “Opportunity,” Thelma Adams, contributing editor at Yahoo! Movies, told ABC News. “The simple answer is opportunity. Kerry Washington led the way with Scandal.”The so-called New Golden Age of Television is especially sweet for black women, who already face a paucity of roles in Hollywood.”I’ve gotten some wonderful film roles, but I’ve gotten even more film roles where I wasn’t the show. It feels like I’ve been invited to a really fabulous party only to hold up the wall,” Davis told reporters recently at the Television Critics Association’s summer tour. “I wanted to be the show. I wanted a character who took me out of my comfort zone. That character happened to be in a Shonda Rhimes show. So I did the only sensible thing and took it.”Starting this fall, Davis will play criminal law professor Annalise Keating in Rhimes’ newest show for ABC, How to Get Away with Murder. Davis, who was nominated for The Help and Doubt and won a Tony for August Wilson’s King Hedley II, describes her character as “messy and mysterious and you don’t necessarily know who she is.””She’s not nurturing like ‘come sit on my lap.’ She’s not the kind of person who needs God, Jesus or Buddha, because she knows all the answers. She’s sexy, she’s vulnerable,” Davis told reporters.For Davis, playing Keating is also an opportunity to see someone like her, a dark-skinned woman in her late 40s, playing the lead role on screen.”There is no way in the history of film or TV that you’ve seen a character like this played by a black woman who looks like me,” Davis, 48, told a handful of journalists after the TCA news conference. “This is progressive. This is a first.”Added Davis, “Not even Kerry Washington or Halle Berry [looks like me]. I’m talking about a black woman who looks like me — a dark-skinned black woman with the nose, the age, in every way like me. No one has taken my look in that way and put it on the screen. Shonda’s been the first.”Rhimes, who is the creator of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, sidesteps questions about diversity, preferring that the work speak for itself. But she told the small group of reporters that “the world of television should look like the world outside.””Given the huge struggle that continues in film for women to play the lead role in which they carry the plot and not just play the mother, the girlfriend, the sister, TV creates those roles,” Adams said. “Everywhere you look [on TV], you see women who are staking a claim in major shows. And now African-American women are getting a piece of that.”As material has gotten better on television, the divide between TV actor and film actor has diminished with stars moving between the two mediums.”Some of the best projects are on television these days,” said Halle Berry, whose show Extant led the TV ratings for its debut last week. “TV is much more interesting in some ways than film now. You know, not to knock film. Because film will always be film. But the quality of television has changed over the years.”Added the 47-year-old actress, “That day of ‘I only do movies and I only do film,’ those days are gone. It’s now all a shade of grey. We go where the good material is, and if you do movies, you’re no longer looked down upon if you do a television show. Because TV is so good. And I love that, because that just gives more opportunity for everybody to work in and out of both of the mediums interchangeably. More chances for us to do good work.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

“The Big Bang Theory” Stars Have Yet to Sign Contracts for Next Season

“The Big Bang Theory” Stars Have Yet to Sign Contracts for Next Season

Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, the stars of The Big Bang Theory, are without contracts, even though CBS has renewed the popular sitcom for three additional seasons.Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter there hasn’t been any movement in the negotiations since they began last September, but a deal is expected to be reached before the eighth season debuts in September. The cast also is expected to return to work on the show at the end of the month when production begins, with or without contracts.Parsons and Galecki, who play physicists Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, respectively, and Cuoco, who portrays Penny, an aspiring actress, currently earn $325,000 per episode. They’re seeking up to $1 million per half-hour and are expected to negotiate together, a source tells the industry trade publication.Simon Helberg, who plays mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz, and Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali, are also looking for increases and will negotiate together.Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who play Sheldon’s girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler and Howard’s wife Bernadette Rostenkowski, respectively, have already signed, with both securing raises.The Big Bang Theory earned Emmy nominations last week for best comedy series, lead comedy actor for Parsons, and supporting actress for Bialik.The Big Bang Theory returns for its eighth season on Monday, Sept. 22. It will return to CBS’ Thursday-night schedule in late October.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Drake Pokes Fun at Macklemore, Iggy at ESPYS; Chris Brown Makes an Appearance

Drake Pokes Fun at Macklemore, Iggy at ESPYS; Chris Brown Makes an Appearance

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Drake took some playful jabs at Macklemore and Iggy Azalea as host of the ESPYS award show on Wednesday night.During one segment of the ESPN ceremony, which was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Drake performed a song titled “Honorable Mention” — a tribute to athletes who have failed to win a championship.Singing to Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant, Drake quipped, “I know you understand real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.” A photo of Macklemore with a Grammy in hand was then shown on a screen behind Drake.After Macklemore won a bunch of Grammys earlier this year, and then sent a text message to Kendrick Lamar apologizing for his victories, Drake told Rolling Stone that Macklemore’s gesture felt “cheap” and not “genuine.”Later in “Honorable Mention,” Drake gave a shout-out to Iggy Azalea and her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Nick Young, calling them a “poor man’s Jay and B,” referring to Jay Z and Beyoncé.He followed “Honorable Mention” with a song titled “Side Pieces,” about athletes’ activities with women on the road. He was joined by Brian McKnight for that one.Drake closed the segment with a song that sampled an interview with embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in which Sterling declared he’s not a racist.Drake’s enemy-turned-friend, Chris Brown, popped up during a sketch in which Drizzy was “feuding” with basketball star Blake Griffin via a series of practical jokes. As Drake was set to undergo an appendectomy, it was revealed that Chris and Blake would be the ones operating on him. They also pretended to tie up Drake so they could take over ESPY hosting duties.Drake kicked off the ESPYS with a funny monologue in which he riffed on Sterling, LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Washington Redskins team nickname controversy, among other sports topics.
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Jennifer Lopez Has a New Species of Water Mite Named After Her

Jennifer Lopez Has a New Species of Water Mite Named After Her

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(PODGORICA, Montenegro) — Jennifer Lopez’s music touches many people in many different ways. Recently a group of scientists named a new species of water mite they discovered near Puerto Rico after her.University of Montenegro biologist Vladimir Pesic explains that “J-Lo’s songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript [on their findings] and watching World Cup Soccer 2014.”He notes that while he and other scientists rooted for different teams during the World Cup, they could all connect with Lopez’s music.Pesic calls the gesture a small token of gratitude to J-Lo, who has Puerto Rican roots.It’s actually not unusual. Over the years, scientists have named dozens of organisms after famous people to honor them. Mick Jagger has a type of trilobite named after him, a spider was named after Bono and a marine parasite found in the Caribbean sea was named after Bob Marley.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

John McEnroe’s Son Arrested, Accused of Cocaine Possession

John McEnroe’s Son Arrested, Accused of Cocaine Possession

Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Kevin McEnroe, son of tennis icon John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, was arrested Tuesday night in New York City for alleged possession of cocaine.He was busted in the East Village section of Manhattan during what police said was a cocaine deal, when they allegedly observed the 27-year-old buying drugs after 11:20 p.m.Police said he was in possession of six clear bags of cocaine, a muscle relaxant, 20 white oxycodone pills and 10 unidentified orange pills.The police charged him with possession of a controlled substance and he will be arraigned Wednesday in a lower Manhattan court.O’Neal, who agreed to enter a treatment program in 2008 after her arrest on misdemeanor criminal possession, had called the cops after she was looking for her son.
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Jillian Michaels Reveals Why She Left “The Biggest Loser”

Jillian Michaels Reveals Why She Left “The Biggest Loser”

Andrew Southam/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank(LOS ANGELES) — Jillian Michaels wanted to be clear about one thing after she recently announced she’d be leaving The Biggest Loser.”I don’t want fans to think I feel like I’m too big for the show or that I’m seeking greener pastures. I’m so grateful to the show and so sad to leave,” she told People magazine. “There were some fundamental differences [with the show's producers] that have existed for a while.”Michaels, 40, said people were starting to see her as a villain.”In the beginning of the show it was tough love. You saw the tough, and you saw the love,” she said of how things had changed over time.More recently, she said, “You saw none of the relationships, none of the bonds that I build with my clients…millions of people have this warped negative perception of me.”In fact, people started to judge her home life with her partner and children — son, Phoenix, 2, and daughter Lukensia, 4.She said someone actually commented “about what kind of mom I must be.”Another person even brought her daughter into it, saying directly to her: “I know who your mom is — she’s a cheater. I saw it on TV.”After last season’s winner and the show were both criticized for health concerns, Michaels said, “I had to take a hard look at my work. I came to the conclusion that moving forward, I need to be able to have an impact on the outcome of what I do.”
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“Scandal” Star Scott Foley and Wife Expecting Third Child

“Scandal” Star Scott Foley and Wife Expecting Third Child

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Scandal star Scott Foley’s wife is pregnant again.The 42-year-old actor posted the news on Twitter that he’s expecting another baby with wife Marika Dominczyk.

My pregnant wife thought I might want this for my birthday. I’m not the one with the bizarre cravings. pic.twitter.com/66ApPnkpN3
— scott foley (@scottkfoley) July 16, 2014

Foley’s wife also posted the news herself on her Twitter.

Sometimes you just gotta chill with your donkey. And your baby bump! #coolmaternityclothes @WendyBellissimo pic.twitter.com/66wFAj1Z9S
— Marika Dominczyk (@TheMeanChick) July 14, 2014

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Jennifer Aniston Reveals What She Smells Like

Jennifer Aniston Reveals What She Smells Like

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Aniston just launched her new fragrance “J by Jennifer Aniston.”The Friends star spoke to People magazine on what fans can expect from the new scent.“My debut fragrance is a clean, feminine perfume. It reminds me of the way you smell when you just arrive at the beach: fresh, with a touch of sunblock and sand,” Aniston said.She continued, “This new fragrance is its complement. It has a hint of that salty sea smell that reminds me of a day spent in the ocean. It’s relaxed and refreshing.”Aside from fragrances, Aniston was also recently named spokeswoman for Living Proof hair products.Aniston, 45, told ABC News in May that she’s “all about a low-maintenance approach,” which includes only washing her hair every other day or every three days. Living Proof helps her with that.She added that her hair hasn’t always been stunning and easy to deal with, the way it is now. “It’s funny and entertaining in a way and it’s of course very flattering to say the least,” Aniston told ABC. “But I always have such a chuckle when I hear people saying I have great hair because as a kid it was always a challenge.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Crash Kids’ Party in Detroit Area

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Crash Kids’ Party in Detroit Area

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(DETROIT) — Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner crashed a superhero party in the Detroit area this past Sunday, according to the Detroit Free Press, and none of the guests seemed to mind.The famous couple was in the Motor City, where Affleck is filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and stopped by the popular play center and cafe Detroit Kid City in Southfield.Affleck, 41, and Garner, 42, showed up unexpectedly with their 2-year-old son Samuel and asked if they could hang out at the party. The hosts were happy to oblige.As it happens, the event was a Superman-themed kids’ party, and having the actor playing the part of Batman in the upcoming movie in attendance only added to the festivities.Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice, co-starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, is slated for a 2016 release.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Brody Jenner Insists He and Kim Kardashian Aren’t Feuding

Brody Jenner Insists He and Kim Kardashian Aren’t Feuding

Jason Merritt/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Brody Jenner insists he’s on good terms with his stepsister, Kim Kardashian, even though he didn’t attend her wedding.Jenner raised suspicions of a possible fight between the two when he didn’t show up for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s wedding to Kanye West in Europe back in May.At the 9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kick-Off Party in Los Angeles on Monday, Jenner told People magazine, “Not going to Kim’s wedding was not me trying to diss her and Kanye.”Brody cited a previous engagement as the reason, explaining, “I simply had a very last-minute thing. They didn’t want to let people know about their wedding early in advance, and I had already booked gigs in Chicago and some other places, so I was already working.”The 30-year-old reality TV star also denies stories that Kim didn’t invite his girlfriend Kaitlyn to the wedding. “Of course Kim would let me bring my girlfriend if I wanted to,” he tells the magazine, adding, “I’m her brother — it’s her wedding. I am allowed to bring someone if I want to.”While Jenner missed Kim and Kanye’s affair, he did make the wedding of Kim’s ex-boyfriend, football player Reggie Bush, in San Diego, California, this past Saturday.”I’ve been friends with Reggie for a very long time,” Brody explains. “I really love him and he’s one of my favorite people on this entire planet. I got to have a really close relationship with him through him and Kim being together.”Jenner’s taking all the feuding rumors in stride. “The only opinion that matters in this situation is Kim’s, and me and her are good,” he declares, adding, “She is incredible.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tony Goldwyn Says “The Divide” Isn’t ‘a Political Show’ Like “Scandal”

Tony Goldwyn Says “The Divide” Isn’t ‘a Political Show’ Like “Scandal”

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(NEW YORK) — Tony Goldwyn isn’t just a star of ABC’s hit drama Scandal. He’s also the co-creator of WeTV’s first scripted series, The Divide.
The series centers on a passionate legal student at the Innocence Initiative, who finds a piece of e…

“Million Dollar Listing Miami” Star Talks Being First Female Realtor in Franchise

“Million Dollar Listing Miami” Star Talks Being First Female Realtor in Franchise

NBC Universal(MIAMI) — Samantha DeBianchi is not only the founder of DeBianchi Real Estate, one of the top real estate firms in Florida, but she’s also the first woman to be featured on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing franchise.The current star of Million Dollar Listing Miami tells ABC News Radio it’s not easy being the first woman to step into the fray, especially in such a male-dominated field.”I’ve been called all kinds of different things and I think when people say, ‘Oh, she’s a b***h,’ it’s funny because a man is strong and…people respect that. When a female is strong, it’s like, ‘That girl’s a b***h,’” she explains. “And I just think it’s so ironic. And so I play up that and I say, ‘You know what?  I am a b***h then,’ and I’m happy to be one because I’m very good at what I do.”Million Dollar Listing has touched down in three cities — New York, Los Angeles and now Miami. DeBianchi says she doesn’t know why it took so long to tap a woman for the show, but she thinks she knows why she was chosen for the Miami spin-off.”I’m not your typical female realtor. I’m very tough. I’m very strong,” she says. “You know, I’m very straightforward and I think I bring something different to the table and I’m just as tough as the guys.”Find out just how tough DeBianchi is when Million Dollar Listing Miami airs on Bravo Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Two More “Saturday Night Live” Stars Are Cut Loose

Two More “Saturday Night Live” Stars Are Cut Loose

NBC(NEW YORK) — Two more Saturday Night Live stars have been shown the door.Noël Wells and John Milhiser, both of whom were added to the cast prior to last season, will not return to the NBC sketch-comedy series in the fall, according to Deadline.com.During her stint on SNL, Wells performed impersonations of Zooey Deschanel, Lena Dunham and Emma Stone, among other celebrities.
Milhiser’s appearances on the show were infrequent.The report comes on the heels of another SNL cast member, Brooks Wheelan, announcing on Twitter this week that he’s been fired.Wells, Milhiser and Wheelan were three of six cast members who joined the show before the start of the 2013-2014 season.Nasim Pedrad is likely also moving on from SNL, since she is starring in the new Fox comedy Mulaney.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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