Movie Review: “And So It Goes” (Rated PG-13)

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Clarius Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Michael Douglas’ Oren Little is very focused on…Oren Little. He is, or at least at one time was, a very successful realtor. These days, he’s close to retirement: all he has to do is sell his sprawling ocean-side mansion.  But he’s having a tough time — he’s unwilling to negotiate the asking price, and this old rich white dude also has trouble relating to several potential buyers who aren’t white dudes.  There’s also his sentimental attachment to the home he shared with his late wife, who died of cancer.
 
Oren is also a terrible neighbor, which is a precarious situation for the inhabitants of the apartment complex in which he lives.  That’s because he also owns the place, a fact of which all of his tenants are apparently completely unaware: that the cantankerous old man who yells at their kids and won’t move his car so a very pregnant woman can park in front of the building, is their landlord.  The only person who appears to get along with Oren is his next-door neighbor, Leah (Diane Keaton), a widow and aspiring lounge singer.  Even so, Oren is as nice to Leah as an alligator is to a turtle.
 
Just when you think writer Mark Andrus and director Rob Reiner couldn’t make Oren less likable, he refuses to take care of his 10-year-old granddaughter, Sarah, who has no place to go because her father, Oren’s son and a former drug addict, is going to prison for nine months.  Oren, by his own admission, was a terrible father who did little to help his son when he needed Oren most.  So it’s Leah who takes in Sarah and becomes the young girl’s de facto grandmother.
 
Of course, Oren and Leah are destined to fall for one another.  Indeed, their relationship is so predictable, it’s the only thing Nostradamus didn’t foresee: “In the year 2014, Michael Douglas’ Owen and Diane Keaton’s Leah will clumsily hook up, break up and get back together again in a Rob Reiner film written by Mark Andrus.  Love, Nostradamus.”
 
Michael Douglas takes pride in his ability to play unlikeable characters who win the audience over by movie’s end, and he’ll no doubt win over many people with his performance here.  But no matter how great Douglas is, it’s hard to feel bad for Owen because he’s so difficult for the average person to relate to.  Even when you finally believe he has a heart of gold, Oren and his sprawling ocean-side mansion are still obnoxious.
 
Despite its predictability and a script that feels out of touch, Douglas certainly does charm in And So It Goes, and he has excellent chemistry with Diane Keaton, who is as Diane Keaton-ish as Diane Keaton gets.  For many, that never gets old.  And so it goes.
 
Three out of five stars.

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CBS’ "Late Show" to Remain in New York City When Colbert Replaces Letterman

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS (NEW YORK) — The Late Show will stay in New York’s historic Ed Sullivan Theatre after Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman, officials announced Wednesday.

The decision is in line with a commitment by CBS for approximately 200 local jobs to support the daily program’s schedule.

“New York has long been an international entertainment leader, and with this commitment from CBS we are beginning the next chapter in that proud history,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Wednesday.

David Letterman is set to pass down the show to Colbert in 2015 after a 21-year run. The late-night host announced his retirement during an April 3 broadcast.

“David Letterman has graced this hall and city with comedy and entertainment that defined a generation,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation. “When Dave decides to pass the baton next year, we look forward to welcoming Stephen Colbert, one of the most innovative and respected forces on TV, to this storied television theater. I would also like to applaud Gov. Cuomo for all that he has done to keep New York a vibrant and attractive location for all forms of television production. We’re excited to be here in late night for many years to come.”

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"Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Remain in New York

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS (NEW YORK) — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – the successor to the Late Show with David Letterman will stay in New York and continue its broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theatre, officials announced Wednesday.

The decision is in line with a commitment by CBS for approximately 200 local jobs to support the daily program’s schedule.

“New York has long been an international entertainment leader, and with this commitment from CBS we are beginning the next chapter in that proud history,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Wednesday.

David Letterman is set to pass down the show to Colbert in 2015 after a 21-year run. The late-night host announced his retirement during an April 3 broadcast.

“David Letterman has graced this hall and city with comedy and entertainment that defined a generation,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation. “When Dave decides to pass the baton next year, we look forward to welcoming Stephen Colbert, one of the most innovative and respected forces on TV, to this storied television theater. I would also like to applaud Gov. Cuomo for all that he has done to keep New York a vibrant and attractive location for all forms of television production. We’re excited to be here in late night for many years to come.”

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Weird Al Yankovic Earns His First No. 1 Album with "Mandatory Fun"

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — “It’s official,” Weird Al Yankovic tweeted early Wednesday morning after learning his new album had hit No. 1.

“MANDATORY FUN enters the Billboard album chart this week at #1. Wow. WOW,” the funnyman, 54, wrote.

He added, “If you’d told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would’ve believed it. If you’d told me 2 WEEKS ago, I never would’ve believed it.”

Yankovic has been entertaining fans for more than three decades with parodies of songs, including the Michael Jackson take-offs, “Eat It” and “Fat,” but came out of nowhere this year with his new album and new hits like “Tacky” and “Handy,” riffs on popular songs by the likes of Pharrell and Iggy Azalea. “Mandatory Fun” is Weird Al’s 14th studio album.

Artists have come to take Weird Al’s parodies as a sign of respect and are flattered by the comic musician’s work.

Pharrell told Billboard magazine that he “approved” Weird Al’s spoof on his song before it came to fruition.

“He wrote me a letter and I was like, ‘Aww, what?!’” he said excitedly. “Yeah!”

“I’m so pleased everybody is enjoying the album, and I’m enormously grateful for everyone’s support. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU,” Yankovic added on Twitter.

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Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Portia de Rossi to Guest Star on "Scandal"

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Portia de Rossi will join the fourth season of Scandal, and her spouse, Ellen DeGeneres, couldn’t be prouder.

The talk show host broke the news Wednesday when she bragged on Twitter about de Rossi’s “top secret” storyline on the hit ABC series.

“So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on ‘Scandal’. Oops,” DeGeneres tweeted.

Entertainment Weekly
confirmed that de Rossi will appear in a multiple-episode arc when Scandal returns on Sept. 25.

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Taylor Swift Gives Boy Advice to a Young Fan

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

If she ever steps away from her music career, Taylor Swift has a future as an advice columnist.

Lana Del Rey Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Singer admits to vices and reveals why she sometimes smokes on stage.

Justin Bieber’s Beverly Hills Parties Draw Attention of Police

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Justin Bieber is grabbing the attention of police yet again. Beverly Hills Police responded to six calls last weekend from Bieber’s neighbors complaining of loud parties and disruptive fans, police told ABC News.

NeNe Leakes Blasts Wendy Williams Over Handbag

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Williams asked Twitter followers what they thought of Leaks’ “defacing” her bag.

Is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Zoe Saldana Pregnant?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Zoe Saldana is pregnant with her first child, ABC News has confirmed!

The “Avatar” star, 36, who married Italian artist Marco Perago last summer in London, is expecting a baby (boy or girl).

Blake Lively Reveals The Best Surprise She Ever Gave Ryan Reynolds

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Blake Lively isn’t one to talk about her personal life.

However, in a new video, she did answer 73 random questions, which gave a glimpse into who she is off-screen.

The Negative Effect ‘Orange Is the New Black’ is Having on Jails

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Orange may be the new black, but one sheriff is making a statement that it’s not cool to be a convict.

Because of the popularity of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel swapping out the orange for the old-school black-and-white stripes at his Michigan jail, USA Today reports.

Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose, Coroner Rules

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Daughter of Bob Geldof was a heroin addict taking the substitute drug methadone.

Weird Al Yankovic Earns His First No. 1 Album

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

“It’s official,” Weird Al Yankovic tweeted early this morning after learning his new album had hit No. 1.

Why Bindi Irwin Says Her Father’s Death Still Hurts

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Bindi Irwin turns 16 tomorrow, but the daughter of the famed Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin said losing her father still hurts 8 years after his death.

Steve Irwin was killed after being struck by a stingray in 2006. His exploits with dangerous animals in dangerous situations was fully documented on his show “The Crocodile Hunter.”

Naya Rivera Marries Ryan Dorsey Months After Big Sean Split

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Mathieu Young/FOX(LOS ANGELES) — Only three months after calling off her engagement to rapper Big Sean in April, Glee star Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey this past weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, People magazine reports.

“We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife,” the pair told the magazine. “Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for.”

“True love always prevails,” the newlyweds added.

Rivera walked down the aisle in a Monique Lhuillier gown, carrying a bouquet made with daisies and baby’s breath.

Rivera and Dorsey are longtime friends, according to People. The couple met four years ago when Dorsey moved to Los Angles after studying at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

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Surprise! Naya Rivera Marries Ryan Dorsey

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Only three months after calling off her engaement to rapper Big Sean in April, “Glee” star Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey this past weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, People magazine reports.

The nuptials took place on July 19 in front of a small group of close family.

Whitney Houston’s Mother Begs, "Let Her Rest’

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Cissy Houston is not happy about Lifetime’s upcoming biopic about her late daughter.

On Tuesday, Whitney Houston’s mother spoke to Entertainment Tonight and begged the network and anyone else listening to “please let her rest.”

‘Real Housewife’ Explains Throwing Prosthetic Leg at Party

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

All ‘Real Housewives’ shows are known for their blowups and confrontations, but Aviva Drescher took things to a whole new level, throwing her prosthetic leg on the table during dinner after an argument with other housewives of New York.

Whitney Houston’s Mother Cissy Slams Upcoming Biopic

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Cissy Houston, 80, is not happy about Lifetime’s upcoming biopic about her late daughter.

Whitney Houston’s mother spoke to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday and begged the network and anyone else listening to “please let her rest.”

“Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family’s objections,” she told ET in a statement. “No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby.”

She continued, “In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn’t know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her. Please, please let her rest.”

The new movie will feature Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston and will be directed by Angela Bassett.

Entertainment Weekly reported earlier this month that shooting for the film has begun and the movie will focus on the singer’s relationship with Bobby Brown. Houston died in 2012 at 48 years old.

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Describes Her ‘Beautiful’ Prom Night

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Madonna’s oldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, is a high school graduate.

How Eric Stonestreet Spoils His Parents

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — Eric Stonestreet lives in California now, but he hasn’t forgotten his Midwestern roots.

Now a star on Modern Family, he enjoys spoiling his parents when he can.

“[I enjoy] just having them out and giving them a comfortable place to stay,” he told ABC News. “They don’t need anything but … [I] give them a first class trip all the way out and make sure they’re comfortable and have everything they want.”

However, recently, his mother, who lives in Kansas, has another reason to jet to Los Angeles: She filmed a Swiffer commercial with Stonestreet, who is a spokesman for the product

“She was nervous and excited,” he said. “She’d never worked with me before. She’s never done anything like that before!”

When shooting ended, she extended her trip a bit and got to “sit by the pool and relax.”

“Both my mom and dad have been able to participate in the more fun aspects of my life in the past few years,” he said. “It’s fun.”

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Woman Didn’t Realize Paparazzi Were Taking Pics of Karlie Kloss, Not Her

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

You know when you think someone is waving to you and you wave back, only to find out there was a person behind you and you feel completely embarrassed about it?

Why Jessica Alba Had a ‘Freak-Out’ Moment When She Turned 30

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Jessica Alba looks as good at 33 years old as she did back when she was 20, maybe even better. But the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For actress said when she hit the big 3-0, she had a bit of a moment.

“I had this ‘Aaagh!’ I’m not in my 20s anymore! What does it all mean?’ kind of freak-out,” she told SELF magazine for its August cover, which hits newsstands on July 29. “[But] I feel much better at 33 than I did at 23, even than I did at 30.”

The next obvious question is how does she look so good at 33 after two daughters Honor, 6, and Haven, 2.

“I hate working out. It’s boring!” she told the magazine. “I really only did it when I had a job that was physically demanding. But from age 17 until I was 27, all I did were movies that were physically demanding — so all I did was work out all the time!”

The Sin City star also revealed how she is passing down her healthy philosophy to her kids.

“We eat mostly lean protein and fresh fruit and vegetables, nothing processed or from a box, if we can,” she said. “For me, when I don’t eat a ton of carbs, I have more energy. But I’ll for sure have a piece of chocolate. I will mow through a bowl of guacamole. If I’m not going to have dessert, I’ll have a martini.”

Finally, the actress dished on her secret to happy marriage with her husband Cash Warren.

“You’ve got to have the girls’ night out to complain about your husband or whatever it is,” she said. “You have some fun, then you can go and enjoy the work, and you can take pride in it instead of it depleting you and being a burden.”

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Kate Hudson Says She May Never Legally Marry Her Fiance

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Kate Hudson doesn’t need a piece of paper or a wedding to feel married to fiance Matt Bellamy.

The Wish I Was Here actress stopped by The View on Monday to talk about her unconventional family and why it works.

“I’m happy, we’re married,” she said basically of her relationship of more than four years. “We’ve got kids and a family. …We are in it. I think if we do get married it will be for the kids really.”

She continued, “We’re happy and…we’ll get there when we get there.”

Hudson also talked about raising her two children — Ryder, born with her ex Chris Robinson, and Bingham, who she had with Bellamy.

“I’ve got two different children from two different fathers, that’s definitely unconventional,” she said. “I’m actually a strict parent, I’m very strict when it comes to manners. I think kids get too much too fast, so Ryder of course wants a cell phone like every 10-year-old kid now. …He can get a pager, he can get a pager when he’s 12.”

As for her body at 35 years old after two kids, Hudson said: “I work out, you got to eat right. I dance, I just jump around, jumping around makes me happy.”

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FX Picks Up "Fargo" for Another Season

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

FX/Matthias Clamer(NEW YORK) — FX is sticking with Fargo.

The cable network has picked up a second installment of the series, which will feature an all-new cast, a new time period and a new “true crime” story covering 10 episodes.  

The first season of the series received 18 Emmy nominations.

Fargo is inspired by the Oscar-winning film of the same name.

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Inside Kerry Washington’s ‘Awesome’ Family Outing at Disneyland

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

No “Scandal” here!

Kerry Washington, her husband Nnamdi Asomugha, their daughter Isabelle and a nanny all enjoyed family time at Disneyland this past weekend, E! News reports.

“Thank you @Disneyland for an AWESOME time with fam & friends yesterday! #I??TowerOfTerror,” the actress posted on Instagram.

The Personal Reasons Kanye West Didn’t Release His Album This Summer

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Expect the follow-up to Yeezus this fall.

Why Jessica Alba Had a ‘Freak-Out’ When She Turned 30

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Jessica Alba looks as good at 33 years old as she did back when she was 20, maybe even better.

But the “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” actress said when she hit the big 30, there was a bit of a moment.

“I had this ‘Aaagh!’ I’m not in my 20s anymore! What does it all mean?’ kind of freak-out,” she told Self magazine for its August cover. “[But] I feel much better at 33 than I did at 23, even than I did at 30.â€?

Ronnie and Sally Wood Hope to Have a Baby

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

The Rolling Stones guitarist and his wife bridge 31-year age difference.