Joe Manganiello Won’t Apologize for Checking Out Sofia Vergara

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Photo: Tony Rivetti/HBO(NEW YORK) — Joe Manganiello is not sorry for checking out Sofia Vergara’s assets at the White House correspondents dinner earlier this year.

The actor stopped by E! News and when a picture of him looking down at her famous backside was brought up, his answer could not have been better.

“Come on! You can’t put that in front of me,” he joked. “I’m not going to apologize. I totally got busted.”

The True Blood star said since he and Vergara have started dating, it has become a joke between the love birds.

But a true guy’s guy, Manganiello said he didn’t act on any attraction at the dinner back in May because she was taken at the time.

“We didn’t start dating till she was single; she had a boyfriend at that time, so I probably could have gotten into a fight for doing that,” he added. “I’m not trying to start a fight at the White House, but if that walks in front of you, it’s like the Pied Piper.”

Manganiello said filming for Magic Mike 2 is starting soon and that Vergara may be reaping the benefits of his dance moves.

“I need to practice getting ready for Magic Mike 2, so that’s all I’ll say,” he said.

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Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Art Streiber/CBS© 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.(NEW YORK) — Billy Crystal, a longtime friend of the late Robin Williams, will present a tribute to the actor and comedian at the Emmy Awards this Monday night.

The news was announced Wednesday by Emmys executive producer Don Mischer, who had previously promised to give Williams “the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves.”

Crystal’s tribute will come during the “In Memoriam” segment of the show, with singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles providing the musical accompaniment for that entire segment. It’s not clear what she’ll perform, though she recently dedicated her song “Hercules” to Williams during a concert.

Williams, who himself honored his hero Jonathan Winters during the “In Memoriam” segment at last year’s Emmys, was found dead on Aug. 11. He was 63.

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform on Stand Up to Cancer Charity Telecast

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Heather Wines/CBS(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Hudson has signed on to perform on the upcoming fourth edition of the fundraising telecast Stand Up to Cancer. The show will air Friday, Sept. 5, across several TV networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, E!, HBO, Showtime, VH1 and more.

Other scheduled performers on the one-hour show, which raises money for cancer research, include rappers Lupe Fiasco and Common, and pop singer Ariana Grande.

The one-hour special also will feature a slew of celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Rob Lowe, Keifer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jennifer Aniston and Mark Harmon, in a “digital lounge” hosted by Katie Couric.

The stars will be reaching out to viewers via phone, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms. If you want to donate money to the cause and would like to receive a call, sign up at WereCallingYou.org.

While the telecast airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sept. 5, you also may receive a call on the 6th or 7th.

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Why Elise Mosca Left ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ With Chris Bukowski

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Find out whether the reality TV star regrets her decision and why.

Jackie Chan ‘Heartbroken’ Over Son’s Drug Arrest

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“I feel very angry and very shocked,” he said. “I’m very ashamed.”

Madonna’s son Rocco Channels Her Ex, Sean Penn

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Rocco Ritchie Pays Tribute to Penn’s famous character, Jeff Spicoli.

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Is Europe’s Strongest Man

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Well, he crushed a man skull with his bare hands on “Game of Thrones,” so when Hafthor Bjornsson, who plays The Mountain on the show, competed to become Europe’s Strongest Man, you can guess the outcome.

He won pretty easily and there’s video of Bjornsson competing in the challenge that will blow your mind.

Jim Bob Duggar Shares His Reaction to Daughter’s Surprising Pregnancy

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Today more big news was announced for the Duggars, stars of the hit show “19 Kids and Counting.”

Newly-married Jill and Derick Dillard revealed that they are pregnant and expecting their first child, just two months after tying the knot in June.

25 Things You Never Knew About ‘Saved by the Bell’

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It’s hard to believe but “Saved by the Bell” first aired 25 years ago today on Aug. 20, 1989. If you were a “Bell” fan, you obviously knew about the love affair between Kelly Kapowski and Zack Morris. You were also well aware of the famous bickering between A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano. Then there were Screech’s constant antics, that had you laughing out loud every episode. And finally, Mr. Belding was always there for the gang to lend a comforting ear or helping hand.

But, there are tons of thing you never knew about the cast and the show that happened behind the scenes.

In honor of the show hitting this quarter century milestone, here are 25 amazing little tidbits you never knew but want to know about “Saved by the Bell.”

’19 Kids and Counting’ Star Jill Duggar Is Pregnant

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This is shaping out to be a great summer for Jill and Derick Dillard.

Largest-Ever Collection of Madonna Memorabilia Going on the Auction Block

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Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS photo via ABC(NEW YORK) — Over the years, various items of clothing or objects owned by Madonna have been sold at auction to collectors, but this fall will see the largest-ever collection of memorabilia from the Queen of Pop go under the hammer in Beverly Hills.

Julien’s Auctions, the leading entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, will be selling off a pile of the Material Girl’s material on Nov. 7 and 8, both in person and online.  The items span her entire professional career, as well as personal items from her pre-stardom life, such as her 1972 junior high school yearbook, estimated to bring between $800 to $1,200.

In addition, the famous Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress, stole and jewelry from the “Material Girl” video; more than thirty pieces of period clothing from her movie Evita; the outfits she wore in the videos for the songs “Music” and “American Pie”; and her costumes from the movies A League of Their Own and The Next Best Thing are all up for grabs, as are handwritten lyrics, an MTV VMA trophy, an American Music Award, signed checks and contracts and her personal make-up compact.  Even a signed document relating to her separation from Sean Penn is on offer.

One of the most interesting items is Madonna’s day planner from 1988, in which she’s entered notes about appearances on Letterman, outings with then-husband Penn, birthday reminders and holiday plans.  That’s estimated to fetch $2,000 to $4,000.

The most recent items up for sale probably are the latex mask, gloves, bra and panties Madonna sported for her S&M-inspired photo shoot with Katy Perry for the cover of V magazine earlier this year.  Those are expected to fetch between $1,000 and $4,000.

From Nov. 3 to 7, many of the items will be on public display at Julien’s Auctions’ Beverly Hills location.  Visit JuliensAuctions.com to find out how to bid.

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Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson Among "Marie Claire’s" ’20 Women Changing the World’

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ABC/Jon LeMay(NEW YORK) — Can a pop star change the world?  According to Marie Claire magazine, the answer’s yes.  The magazine’s current issue highlights “20 Women Changing the World,” and some top female singers are included on that list.

Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Shakira and Jennifer Hudson are all featured on the list, alongside people like Chelsea Clinton, Jennifer Garner and Eva Longoria.  Alicia is included because of her work with her charity Keep a Child Alive, which helps families in Africa and India fight HIV/AIDS. J-Hud is there for establishing her charity, the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, named after her murdered nephew.  The charity distributes school supplies on Julian’s birthday, as well as gifts at Christmastime.

Taylor makes the list for her philanthropy in general, as well as for writing a song about a young cancer patient and then donating the proceeds to cancer charities.  She also makes unannounced visits to children’s hospitals and visits with the patients for hours.  Shakira is included because of her Barefoot Foundation, which builds schools and early childhood centers in poor countries around the world, including her own, Colombia.

Visit MarieClaire.com, or buy the magazine’s September issue, to read about all the other women who are changing the world.

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Pharrell’s Hat Going on Display in Washington, D.C.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) — Over the past year, Pharrell Williams’ hat — that huge brown one that he wore to the Grammy Awards — has become almost as famous as he is.  Now, you’ll be able to see it up close and personal, when it goes on display in a Washington, D.C. museum.

As you might remember, the fast food chain Arby’s, whose logo is a large hat that’s very similar to Pharrell’s Vivienne Westwood-designed topper, joked about the resemblance during the Grammy Awards via Twitter, and that tweet was retweeted more than 80,000 times. Arby’s later purchased the headgear from the singer for more than $44,000, and all the money went to charity. Now, Arby’s is loaning the hat to D.C.’s Newseum, where it’ll go on display starting Aug. 22, according to the Washington Post.

An Arby’s executive tells the Post that the reason the short-term exhibit is being set up at the Newseum is because “it goes to show the power of social media in its ability to create news.”

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J-Lo Spotted with Ex-Boyfriend Casper Smart

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Mike Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Are Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart giving romance another try? The two former lovers were spotted cruising around in a BMW convertible together on Monday.

“Casper was driving and J-Lo was in the passenger seat,” a witness told Us Weekly. “They had the music on loud and were both grooving to the music and laughing together.”

The source said that once they both noticed photographers following them, Lopez ducked down in her seat and Smart put the top up.

Lopez, 45, and Smart, 27, split in June after dating for two and a half years.

“They still have a lot of love for each other and are incredibly close,” another source told Us. “It doesn’t surprise me to hear they are hanging out and having fun.”

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Kourtney Kardashian’s Boyfriend Gives Update on Her Pregnancy

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Mike Coppola/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kourtney Kardashian revealed in June that she was expecting her third child in December with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick. Disick recently told People magazine just how the reality star is handling her third pregnancy.

“She’s great,” he revealed. “She’ll [keep running around] until that kid pops out of her.”

Kardashian and Disick are already parents to Mason and Penelope.

Disick himself is also doing better after overcoming alcohol poisoning earlier this summer. Reportedly, his downward spiral was sparked after losing both of his parents. His struggles with sobriety have been well documented on E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

“I’m good,” Disick said. “I’ve had ups and downs. Every time you can better yourself it’s a good thing, and a positive thing.”

“I’m excited to just be feeling good and living healthy, eating better, exercising more and doing whatever I can to get by,” he continued.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on E!

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Why "Breaking Bad" Stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Are Reuniting

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Ursula Coyote/AMC(NEW YORK) –  Walter White and Jesse Pinkman back together again?

No, not exactly, but Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad are back in a hilarious short video.

The two play pawn shop owners — Buzz and Randy Jackson — when Julia Louis-Dreyfus comes in to to sell her Best Supporting Actress Emmy from her days on Seinfeld because she owes some big money.

Cranston and Paul own Barely Legal Pawn and Louis-Dreyfus has to make money to pay for her own island.

Paul cracks some jokes and mistakes the actress for Mary-Louise Parker from Weeds.

Then Cranston picks on her for only winning “supporting” actress. “It would be better if it was a leading,” he says.

There’s even a Breaking Bad joke at the end. Check it out!

 

Breaking News: Bryan Cranston and myself reunite for the first time in a new reality show. Here it is. #YeahBitch http://t.co/ZOUXseRz7a

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 19, 2014

 

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Check Out First Photo of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man

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Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — The first photo from the set of Ant-Man is out.

Paul Rudd, who will play Scott Lang, the thief turned superhero, looks extra dangerous in the photo. It’s a darker Rudd than you’re used to from moves like Knocked Up and Clueless.

“Get your 1st look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in #Marvel’s #AntMan, in theaters July 17, 2015!” Marvel tweeted earlier Tuesday.

 

Get your 1st look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in #Marvel‘s #AntMan, in theaters July 17, 2015! pic.twitter.com/q4Frmxdn7m

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 19, 2014

 

From the photo, Rudd, 45, looks to be under the Golden Gate Bridge and in front of his van, which looks like the typical van used in a heist.

In the movie, Rudd’s character Lang uses the shrinking-suit technology from the original Ant-Man Hank Pym, which will be played by Michael Douglas.

The release from Marvel says, “The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

“Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world,” it continues.

Disney is the parent company of both Marvel and ABC News.

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Report: NFL Asking Artists to Pay to Play the Super Bowl

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Ray Mickshaw / FOX(NEW YORK) — When artists perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, they usually don’t receive any payment: the publicity alone is worth millions. But this time around, the Wall Street Journal reports that the National Football League is asking stars to pay to play.

According to the paper, the NFL has narrowed down the list of potential halftime performers to three acts: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay. But when the NFL reached out to their camps, reports the paper, it also asked “at least some” of the acts if they’d be willing to “contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income” or make some other type of “financial contribution” in exchange for landing the gig.

As you might imagine, this suggestion didn’t go over well with the artists’ reps, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.

When contacted for comment, an NFL spokeswoman told the paper that contacts with performers are confidential, and that all they want to do is “put on the best possible show.” The paper also says that no decision has been made yet on who will perform, and another act entirely may be selected.

The Super Bowl will be held in Phoenix on Feb. 1. The most recent Super Bowl halftime performer, Bruno Mars, drew a record 115.3 million viewers for his Super Bowl 48 performance last February.

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See Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s Sweet Engagement Photo

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Last week, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announced they were officially engaged!

The two have been courting since last September.

Yesterday, Duggar, 21, posted a sweet pic of her holding her new fiance’s arm and sharing a caring look between the loving couple.

“Time for some engagement photos!” she wrote

Why Milla Jovovich Is Taking a Break From Zombie Killing

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Milla Jovovich is postponing her work on “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” but for a good reason.

Funnyman Kevin Hart’s Engaged to Eniko Parrish

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Kevin Hart is engaged to his beautiful girlfriend Eniko Parrish.

The comedian posted a picture to Instagram with the great news.

Details of Ellen DeGeneres’ Touching Anniversary Gift From Her Wife

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Sometimes you just have to let the whole world — or at least a few hundred people — how much you love your spouse.

Portia de Rossi got her wife Elle DeGeneres the most thoughtful gift to celebrate six strong years together as a married couple.

Letterman ‘Had No Idea’ Robin Williams Was Suffering

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David Letterman has spent the past week thinking about Robin Williams.

David Letterman ‘Had No Idea’ Friend Robin Williams ‘Was in Pain’

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John Paul Filo/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. (NEW YORK) — During his Late Show installment Monday night, David Letterman spent a segment memorializing his friend of 38 years, Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide last week.

Letterman recalled the first time he and a group of comics saw Williams, in the 1970s at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. For some reason, Letterman said, Williams was introduced as having come from Scotland, which made the comics complacent — until they saw him perform.

“It was like nothing we had ever seen before. Nothing we had ever imagined before. We go home at night and are writing our little jokes about stuff…and this guy comes in…like a hurricane.”

“The longer he’s on stage, the worse we feel about ourselves,” Letterman laughed, “and then he finishes and I thought, ‘Well that’s it: they’re going to have to put an end to show business, because what can happen after this?’”

Eventually, the two became friends, with Williams paying it forward by getting Letterman a bit part on a Mork and Mindy episode.

The chat show host explained that between his Late Night with David Letterman on NBC and CBS’ Late Show, Williams appeared as a guest 50 times. “Two things would happen because Robin was on the program. One was I didn’t have to do anything….And two…the viewership would go up…People were drawn to him because of this electricity, this whatever it was…that powered him.”

A clearly emotional Letterman ended a montage of clips of the comic’s appearances on Letterman’s two talk shows expressing regret. “I’m sorry, like everybody else I had no idea that the man was in pain, that the man was suffering,” he said.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Announcer Don Pardo Dead at 96

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Longtime announcer Don Pardo, the booming voice of “Saturday Night Live,� died Monday at 96, an NBC spokesman confirmed.

Co-Star Recalls Robin Williams ‘Was Different With Grown-Ups’

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The “Mrs. Doubtfire” star wrote the late comedian was most animated around kids.

Watch Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Others Do the Ice Bucket Challenges

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Check out videos of these stars and more taking the splash!

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah and Other Stars Do the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Check out videos of stars taking the splash.

Legendary TV Announcer Don Pardo Dead at 96

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Legendary television announcer Don Pardo died Monday evening, an NBC spokesperson has confirmed to ABC News. He was 96.

Pardo is strongly associated with NBC, and in particular its sketch-comedy program Saturday Night Live. He served as the announcer for SNL for virtually its entire run, beginning with its premiere season in 1975.

During his distinguished career, Pardo also lent his voice to several game shows, including early versions of Jeopardy! and The Price Is Right.

Pardo, who began his relationship with NBC as a radio broadcaster in the 1940s, also worked on various NBC news programs.

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Lena Dunham Goes Blonde

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO(NEW YORK) — Lena Dunham is sporting a new look these days. The Girls star has gone platinum blonde.

Dunham, 28, posted a photo of herself with a new, blonde bowl cut on Instagram this past Friday with the caption, “change is good.”

Some wondered whether Dunham was just wearing a wig, but she proved it was real in another post at a friend’s wedding, with her blonde locks parted to the side and pushed behind her ear.

The HBO series Girls recently wrapped up filming its fourth season, but a premiere date has not yet been announced.

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