Photos: Stars Arrive at the Met Gala 2016

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This month’s hottest celebrity pictures.

John Krasinski to Get His Jack Ryan On

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Maarten de Boer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — John Krasinski, action star?  Looks like it’s going to happen.

The former The Office actor John Krasinski will star as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in a new series for Amazon, Deadline reports.

The project, titled Jack Ryan, is described as a contemporary take on the CIA analyst-slash-globe-trotting troubleshooter.

Alec Baldwin, originated the part of Jack Ryan on the big screen in 1990’s The Hunt for Red October.   Ryan was subsequently played by Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.  Chris Pine played him most recently, in 2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pays Tribute to Music Icons Tonight

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Find out what to expect from tonight’s episode.

Beth Hart Debuts Music Video for ‘Mama, This One’s for You’

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“Mama, This One’s for You” is the touching Mother’s Day tribute from Hart’s new album, “Better Than Home.”

Kit Harington on Jon Snow’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

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Spoilers — HUGE news from last night and the star speaks out.

Fan Amy Schumer Says "Scared the S***" Out of Her Says There’s More to the Story

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Justin Stephens/Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — That guy whom Amy Schumer says frightened her so badly it made her think twice about taking photos with fans is speaking out — and he says Schumer’s not telling the whole story.

The Inside Amy Schumer star posted a photo to her Instagram Saturday of a man she says ran up to her in Greenville, S.C. demanding she take a photo with him.  “This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the s*** out of me,” she wrote, saying he refused her request for him to stop, allegedly declaring, “No, it’s America and we paid for you.”

“I was saying stop and no,” Schumer continued. “Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no.”

That guy is Leslie Brewer.  He tells Greenville, SC’s WSPA-TV that yes, Schumer did become upset when he began recording her, but that he stopped recording as soon as he asked her to.  He’s also posted a brief video on his own Instagram, showing him saying “Sorry” and Schumer asking him, “Can you delete that?” followed by separate video of Brewer declaring, “And then she got mad at me.”

Brewer tells the TV station Schumer walked away, but then returned to take the photo of him she posted on her own Instagram, telling Brewer she would tell her fans about him.  “She gets mad.  She’s like ‘that’s disrespectful’,” Brewer says.  “ She turns to my daughter and wife and says ‘is this the type of example you want to set for them.” 

“I wish I would have finished recording. I wish I would have never stopped to show people what really happened,” Brewer says, noting he’s getting online backlash from Schumer’s fans, and has also been threatened online.

“I’m being looked at as somebody that I’m not,” he says.  “You know, at first it was funny but as the days go on, it is kind of like, wow.”

He adds, “I think she’s tried to paint some kind of picture of me that I am an aggressive guy and that I came up to her. If you see my video, you can tell that she wasn’t scared.  At the end of the day, I feel as though I did what every other fan would have done if they would have seen one of their celebrities.”

Schumer concluded in her Instagram post, “I will not take picture[s] with people anymore and it’s because of this dude in Greenville.”  She was in Greenville to kick off her 10-city comedy tour. She performed Friday night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

After many of her social media followers lamented Schumer’s decision to cease taking fan photos, the actress changed positions.

“I’ll still take pictures with nice people when I choose to if it’s a good time for that,” a photo she tweeted read. “But I don’t owe you anything. So don’t take if I say no.”

Schumer later added, in part, “I am grateful to people who like my work and support me but not the ones who think that behavior is ok.”

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Khloe Kardashian Says She’s ‘Done’ With Caitlyn Jenner

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The two butted heads on the premiere of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

Meet the People Prepping Celebrities for the Met Gala

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Get Rose Byrne, Lady Gaga and Brie Larson’s style secrets.

J.K. Rowling Apologizes for the Death of Remus Lupin

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The author marked the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

‘Fear the Walking Dead’: What Happened on the Latest Episode

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We learn a lot about the characters via flashbacks.

NBA Star Steph Curry Gives Peek Into His Home Life

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Curry and his family are on the cover of the new Parents magazine.

"Dancing with the Stars" Pays Tribute to Music Icons Tonight

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ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars will salute the icons of music tonight.

The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of music’s greatest acts, from Elvis Presley to U2. Last week’s top scorer, Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris, and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, will dance to “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin.

The couples will also take part in team dances, pitting the men against the women. The men will perform as Team James Brown and the women will perform as Team Beyoncé.

At the end of the night, two celebrities will be eliminated.

Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Here’s a rundown of the dances the couples will perform Monday night, along with the song selections:

–Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Tango – “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones

–Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz – “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston

–Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe – Quickstep – “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder

–Kim Fields & Sasha Farber – Samba – “ABC” by Jackson 5

–Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Foxtrot – “Beautiful Day” by U2

–Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Jive – “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner

–Von Miller & Witney Carson – Salsa – “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley

–Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Foxtrot – “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin

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"Game of Thrones" vs. Porn? Season Six Premiere Decreases Naughty Online Traffic

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Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) —  Just how badly did people want to watch April 24th’s season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones? Apparently enough to curtail their primal urges — at least for an hour — according to one leading adult site. 

PornHub crunched its user data for the night of the show’s season six premiere, and it revealed that the site’s user traffic across the United States dropped 4% while the hour-long premiere aired — while that might not seem like a lot, consider the streaming site has more than 60 million daily visitors, and the U.S. ranks as the number-one market.

The surfing resumed in the hours that followed to pre-premiere levels.

Other user data showed that naughty searches related to the series — whether it be porn parodies of the book-based HBO show or searches for the series’ frequent nude scenes — spiked 370% in the hours leading up to the premiere. 

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Prince Estate Trustees Still Searching for a Will

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The late singer’s financial team is in court today.

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Breaks Silence on Shocking Episode

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Spoilers — HUGE news from last night.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Win Daytime Emmy

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“Live with Kelly and Michael” won just weeks before their TV partnership ends.

‘The Jungle Book’ Tops Box Office for Third Straight Weekend

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The film is the king of the jungle.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Stars Visit ‘GMA’

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Chadwick Boseman and Sebastian Stan talk about Black Panther and Winter Soldier.

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: Major Happenings in Westeros

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BIG spoilers ahead!

Misty Copeland Honored With Her Own Ballerina Barbie Doll

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Prima ballerina Misty Copeland is being honored today by with a Barbie doll in her likeness.

Gwen Stefani Gets Hero Award at 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards

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The biggest names in teen pop music came out for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards this weekend.

Prince’s Half-Brother Speaks Out as Hearings for $300M Estate Begin

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Richard E. Aaron/Redferns(MINNEAPOLIS) — Alfred Frank Jackson, a half-brother of Prince, is among the late music legend’s family members expected to appear in court Monday as the division of Prince’s estimated $300 million estate begins.

Jackson, 62, who shares the same mother as his younger half-sibling, described himself as being “pretty surprised” to learn of Prince’s death last month at the age of 57. Jackson, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, shared memories of Prince in an exclusive interview with ABC News.

He remembered his brother as being “real competitive” and a “ladies’ man,” and while he acknowledged not having seen Prince in a while, Jackson said he wrote to him often.

He remembered looking out for his brother when he would get into “a few scrapes” when they were younger.

“Growing up, I protected him … I was so much taller than him, I protected him,” Jackson said.

Prince, who died at his home in Minnesota, had no known will or trust, according to his sister, Tyka Nelson. It’s expected that Prince’s estate, worth an estimated $300 million, will be divided between Nelson and his five half-siblings, if state law is followed.

Frank Wheaton, Jackson’s attorney, told ABC News that a judge will lay out the laws and rules of the process during today’s court proceedings. He said he expected that a special administrator will be appointed to perform “a secure assessment of everything that has occurred in Prince’s life.”

Wheaton addressed reports of disagreement and negativity among family members, including that Jackson was not invited to the musician’s memorial. Wheaton said Jackson had a “heartwarming” visit to Paisley Park, Prince’s home in Chanhassen in the Minneapolis suburbs, after the singer’s death.

“The rumor mill is at work and some of the things that have happened we know should be afforded an inadvertent behavior as opposed to a purpose-filled behavior,” he said. “Even things that Alfred has had to go through, we know that some of them were not purposeful. But nonetheless we have done everything we could to be respectful to this process.”

Wheaton added that any misgivings were put to rest after the family met.

“If you saw the hugs that were given, you would know that this is a family that loved one another no matter what … Alfred contacted me through his brother and said, ‘I want you to be here to make certain that I have an opportunity to sit at the table’ and everyone welcomed him accordingly,” he said.

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"Game of Thrones" Recap: Dead or Alive? Jon Snow’s Fate Is Finally Revealed

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Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) — (SPOILERS AHEAD) He’s aliiiive! If you were one of the fervent fans who refused to believe Jon Snow was dead for good, congratulations — you were right. In a gasp-worthy moment in the final minutes of this week’s episode, Jon was brought back to life thanks to a bit of Melisandre’s magic.

But let’s back up, shall we?

Castle Black
We pick up at Castle Black with Ser Davos and Jon’s friends still holed up with Jon’s body. Just as Ser Alliser Thorne and his mob begin to break down the door, the wildings — with the help of a giant — charge through the gates of Castle Black and win a swift surrender from Thorne and his men.

Later, Ser Davos confronts Melisandre — back in her younger form — and asks the question that’s been on fans’ minds for months: Does she know a way to bring back Jon Snow from the dead? Melisandre hesitates at first, still deep in the throes of her crisis of confidence. But she eventually agrees to try. After cleaning Jon’s wounds, she lays hands on him while speaking incantations in a foreign tongue. When nothing happens, everyone leaves the room — dejected.

But just when we think all hope is lost, Jon’s direwolf, Ghost, stirs and the camera cuts to Jon, who suddenly opens his eyes and gasps for breath.

King’s Landing
While Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane does Cersei Lannister’s bidding around town, Cersei’s daughter Myrcella is being laid to rest in The Red Keep. Cersei is barred from attending the funeral by her son, King Tommen. Tommen confides to Jamie Lannister that he feels guilty for not being able to protect his mother. At Jamie’s urging, Tommen goes to see Cersei and apologizes. He asks his mother for help to be strong, and she agrees.

Winterfell
After the escape of Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy, Ramsay Bolton is out for blood. Turns out, it’s the blood of his own father, Roose Bolton. He stabs his father in cold blood, after learning his father’s mistress has just given birth to a son — another potential heir. He then summons the mistress and the baby, and ruthlessly sics his dogs on them.

Meanwhile, in the woods outside Winterfell, Brienne tells Sansa that her sister Arya is alive. Theon decides he will not be going with them to Castle Black. Instead, he says he’s heading back “home” to the Iron Islands.

Iron Islands
Theon’s home turns out to be in just as much turmoil as every other kingdom. His father, Lord Balon Greyjoy, is thrown off a rickety bridge by his formerly exiled younger brother, Euron Greyjoy. The new ruler of the Iron Islands is now in question.

Mereen
Tyrion Lannister: Dragon whisperer? After learning that Daenarys’ dragons have not been eating, Tyrion decides to pay the fire-breathing creatures a visit and unchain them. After a tense first encounter, the dragons allow Tyrion to remove their shackles.

Braavos
Arya is still blind and begging on the streets. The young girl from the House of Black and White returns and fights Arya again, but then suddenly Jaqen H’ghar appears and tests Arya by repeatedly asking her name. Each time, she responds “a girl has no name.” She seemingly passes his test and Jaqen informs her that she is not a beggar anymore.

Cave of the Three-Eyed Raven
Bran Stark is back! After a season-five absence, we catch up with Bran in a cave with the Three-Eyed Raven. He’s seeing visions of the past, including his father, Ned Stark, as a young boy at Winterfell. He also sees a young Hodor, and it’s revealed that Hodor could once speak and his real name is Willis.

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Beyoncé Tops "Billboard" 200 with "Lemonade"; Prince Sales Still Strong

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Parkwood/Columbia(NEW YORK) — All the attention Beyoncé has received for her surprise album, Lemonade, has paid off on the sales chart.

Lemonade, which has sparked plenty of discussion over whether the singer’s husband, Jay Z, cheated on her, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It earned 653 thousand equivalent album units for the week ending Thursday, including 485 thousand in pure album sales.

Lemonade is Beyoncé’s sixth solo album — all have gone to #1 on the Billboard 200.

Prince continues to have a strong presence on the Billboard 200 following his death last month. He occupies five of the top seven slots, led by The Very Best of Prince, which is #2. The 2001 compilation earned 391 thousand units earned, including 216 thousand copies sold.

The Purple Rain soundtrack rounds out the top three, with 150 thousand units earned, including 133 thousand copies sold.

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"The Jungle Book" Tops Box Office for Third Straight Weekend

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Walt Disney Studios(NEW YORK) — A missing cat was no match for the animals in The Jungle Book.

The adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling stories was number one at the box office for the third straight weekend, earning an estimated 42.4 million dollars. It has now made 252 million domestically and nearly 685 million worldwide.

The Jungle Book‘s reign on top should come to an end once Captain America: Civil War is released in North America Friday. The Marvel flick made 200 million dollars overseas this weekend.

Both The Jungle Book and Captain America are properties of Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

The new comedy Keanu, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, opened in third place, raising 9.4 million dollars. They play cousins who infiltrate a gang in hopes of retrieving a kidnapped kitten.

The Garry Marshall film Mother’s Day, with Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, debuted in fourth place, collecting 8.3 million dollars. It’s Marshall’s third romantic comedy based on a holiday, after Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

The video game-turned-movie Ratchet & Clank finished the weekend in seventh place, with a 4.8-million-dollar debut.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

1. The Jungle Book, $42.4 million.
2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War, $9.4 million.
3. Keanu, $9.4 million.
4. Mother’s Day, $8.3 million.
5. Barbershop: The Next Cut, $6.1 million.
6. Zootopia, $5 million.
7. Ratchet & Clank, $4.8 million.
8. The Boss, $4.2 million.
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, $3.8 million.
10. Criminal, $1.3 million.

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How Rose Byrne, Lady Gaga and Brie Larson Will Prep for the Met Gala

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Meet the people who are glamming up the stars for fashion’s big night.

Prince’s Family Headed to Court to Sort Out Singer’s Estate

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The singer had no known will or trust, according to his sister Tyka Nelson.

Amy Schumer Will Only Take Photos With ‘Nice People’ After Fan Scare

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The actress initially said she wouldn’t “take pictures with people anymore.”

Princess Charlotte Celebrates Her 1st Birthday

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Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the British throne.

Behind the Scenes at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Kerry Washington, Helen Mirren and Kendall Jenner were all there.