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Christina Applegate Talks Ditching Brad Pitt During Date


Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Married with Children star Christina Applegate dated many Hollywood actors before she wed her second husband, Martyn LeNoble, in 2013.On Sunday night's Watch What Happens Live, the actress spoke about her botched date with Brad Pitt, when the two attended the MTV Movie Awards in 1989. Reportedly, Applegate ditched Pitt during the date for another guy.When host Andy Cohen asked who the lucky guy was, Applegate was tight-lipped. "[Do] I have to say it? I don't have to do nothing. I don't have to do nothing...," she quipped.Still, Applegate did reveal that although the person she ditched Pitt for was a well-known person, he wasn't an actor. Asked if she ever dated Pitt again, Applegate said, "No."Pitt is now married to another Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Is Drew Barrymore Done with Acting?


Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- These days, you're more likely to catch Drew Barrymore promoting her beauty and accessories business, Flower, than appearing in a role on the big screen."Flower has changed my life because it lets me be a mom the way I want to be and I still get to do something meaningful and think about girls and women and empowering messages," Barrymore told E! News while promoting Flower's new eye wear line, sold exclusively at Walmart."I love movies but the hours right now for where my kids are in their life, it's few and far between that I'll work," she said.Barrymore and husband, Will Kopelman, are parents to daughters, Olive, 2, and Frankie, 15 months.The 40-year-old actress revealed to E! that she has turned down "a lot" of acting jobs over the last few years because of her new business venture. "Flower beauty is a full-time job," she said. "We do a lot of traveling for it. I do a lot of press. I go to labs all over the country, truly seeking out the most innovative things."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Gwyneth Paltrow Says She Didn't Come Up with 'Conscious Uncoupling'


Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced in 2014 that they were splitting after 10 years of marriage, the pair famously referred to their split as a "conscious uncoupling."  The actress now revealed they didn't come up with the term.In the September issue of Fast Company, Paltrow said the term was created by Elise Loehnen, the editorial director of her website, Goop."When I announced that I was separating on the website, [Loehnen] titled the piece 'Conscious Uncoupling,' and I had no idea," she explained.Although she didn't come up with the term for her divorce, Paltrow said she's very hands-on with the content of Goop and it often surprises her when she reads some of the backlash she's personally receives. Paltrow got flack for suggesting that her readers purchase a juicer that costs more than $4,000 -- an item most of her readers can't afford -- and for even suggesting they try "vaginal steaming.""I do think a lot of the misperception comes from people who haven’t actually gone on the site, because a lot of the things you see or hear, we’re like, ‘We never said that, never wrote that, that’s not the price point, or this was totally out of context,’" Paltrow clarified.  "It seems that when people really engage, they understand who we are and what we’re doing."Paltrow said that some members on her team do get frazzled by the backlash, but she reminds them of one thing. "I just tell them that I think we are creating interesting discussions," she said in the magazine.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Candace Cameron-Bure Shares More About "Fuller House," Inspiration Behind New Bo


ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Candace Cameron-Bure has reunited with her Full House co-stars for Netflix's upcoming sequel, Fuller House. The actress revealed more about the series on Monday's Good Morning America."This journey is really about the three women. It's a little flip-flop of the original show," she teased.On Fuller House, Cameron-Bure's character will be a widowed mother of three sons, who has her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy -- played by Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, respectively -- move in to help. The show also will feature guest appearances by original stars Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin. Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said last month that twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen "are teetering whether or not they'll be around." The show will premiere in 2016."We tapped two episodes already and it's been amazing," Cameron-Bure continued. "And the fans, the people who have seen the live tapings are just...we've had people crying because of seeing us all back together and how nostalgic the show is."But that's not all Cameron-Bure has going on. She's out with a new book, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction. Bure described how the book changed last year."I was scheduled to write a book about motherhood and after Dancing with the Stars finished, I called up my publisher and I said, 'I just had the most incredible experience of my life, and I learned so much about myself in the four months that I was at the show," she said, "'and these were not just lessons about being on a reality show or a dance show, these were life lessons I'm gonna take away forever.'"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Latest "Mission: Impossible" Movie Tops the Weekend Box Office


Paramount Pictures/Skydance Productions(LOS ANGELES) -- Earning the top spot at the weekend box office was anything but Mission: Impossible for Tom Cruise.His fifth film in the series, Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, opened in first place, earning an estimated 56 million dollars.The weekend's other new film, the comedy reboot Vacation, didn't fare nearly as well. The Ed Helms flick collected just 14.9 million dollars from Friday through Sunday. It has made 21.2 million since opening last Wednesday.The previous box office champ, Ant-Man, fell to third place, with 12.6 million raised during the weekend.Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:1. Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, $56 million2. Vacation, $14.9 million3. Ant-Man, $12.6 million4. Minions, $12.2 million5. Pixels, $10.4 million6. Trainwreck, $9.7 million7. Southpaw, $7.5 million8. Paper Towns, $4.6 million9. Inside Out, $4.5 million10. Jurassic World, $3.8 millionCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Khloe Kardashian Says She's Lost 35 Pounds


Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Khloe Kardashian recently turned heads, wearing very little on the cover of Complex magazine, and now she's revealing how she got that amazing body she flaunted.Kardashian, 31, told Australian radio hosts Fitzy & Wippa that she's obsessed with working out.In fact, she was jet lagged after her long travels, but still decided to hit the gym."It wasn't that intense here because I'm still jet lagged, but I make sure that I go," she said. "Even 30 minutes you feel, 'Okay, I feel good about myself.' Then if you want to eat something or whatever, then you don't feel as bad. Definitely when I'm in L.A., I go hard, and I've lost like 35 lbs."Khloe said she doesn't weigh herself, but "I know how I want to feel in clothes, and it does become addicting."Khloe has been open about her weight-loss journey, posting pictures to Instagram with messages of inspiration."Looking back at pictures of myself I didn't realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was. People love to call me the fat one, but as weird as it sounds I still don't think I would consider myself fat back then," she wrote in February. "Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Valerie Harper Insists, 'I Am Not, Nor Have I Been, in a Coma'


ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Valerie Harper, who was hospitalized Wednesday after being found unconscious backstage during a performance at a Maine theater, is denying reports that she fell into a coma."My dear friends and fans! As always, thank you for your amazing support," the Rhoda star wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. "I am happy to report I am not, nor have I been, in a coma."Harper brushed the event off, noting, "As anyone who has taken strong medication knows, it doesn’t always agree with you, even with me as this experience proves. I am confronting these hurdles with my usual enthusiasm and love of life."The 75-year-old actress even managed to find humor in the situation, joking, "But I must confess that the highlight of this ordeal came when I was escorted by two handsome young men and a pilot, in a medivac helicopter, as the full moon lit the sky. Talk about movie magic!!!"Harper, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2013, was starring in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The theater said Brenda Vaccaro will take over for the remainder of the play in a statement released Saturday.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Ghostbusters'" Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Others Visit Hospital in Cost


Sony(BOSTON) -- Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and others from the cast of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot took a break from fighting ghosts to raise spirits at a Boston hospital on Saturday.McCarthy, Wiig and current Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones appeared in full costume at Tufts Medical Center, where they posed for photos with patients."Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center patients got a huge surprise today whenGhostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones came to visit!" the medical facility shared on its Facebook page, along with several pictures of the stars interacting with patients. "Thank you for taking the time out of filming today to put a big smile on our patients faces! ?#‎WhoYouGonnaCall? ?#‎Ghostbusters?."A message on the hospital's Twitter page read, "Thank you #Ghostbusters stars @melissamccarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones for visiting today!"In addition, Jones retweeted several pictures of the cast posing with patients on her Twitter page.A number of film stars have appeared in costume to help cheer up hospital patients this year, including Johnny Depp dressing as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow in Australia, along withCaptain America's Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt suiting up in Seattle.The new Ghostbusters film, currently shooting in Boston, is slated for a 2016 release.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Charlize Theron Adopts Second Child


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlize Theron added to her family with the adoption of her second child, a source tells E! News.The 39-year-old South African-born Oscar winner adopted an African-American baby girl named August, who was born in the United States in July.August joins three-year-old brother Jackson, who is also African-American.Theron adopted Jackson and has raised him as a single parent.She had dated fellow Academy Award-winner Sean Penn for about a year-and-a-half before the two split in June. The pair reunited in South Africa last week to re-shoot scenes for their upcoming movie The Last Face, which is being directed by Penn and also stars Oscar winner Javier Bardem.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Bachelor in Paradise" Recap: Ashley I.'s Sister Tags Along in Mexico


ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- The second-season premiere of the ABC spin-off Bachelor in Paradise Sunday night was highlighted by the return of Ashley Iaconneti, and the introduction of her sister.Ashley I., the self-professed virgin from Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor, brought along her younger sister Lauren to Mexico to join several other Bachelor/Bachelorette alumni, even though Lauren had no previous connection to the franchise.Jade Roper and Tenley Mohlzan were among those who questioned why Lauren was allowed to hang around in paradise.Lauren was immediately wooed by Mikey Tenerelli, though she later complained to Ashley I., "He is too aggressive. He's already claimed me."Lauren showed how much she takes after her sister when she broke down in tears at a cocktail party. She vaguely remarked that she was "freaking out," apparently overwhelmed by her new surroundings.For her part, Ashley I. had her eye on Jared Haibon, who was coming off a rejection by Kaitlyn Bristowe earlier this summer on The Bachelorette. He was initially reluctant to accept her invitation for a date after she received the first date card. He warmed up to her, though, as they took an ATV ride through a jungle to a private beach.Jade also earned a date card, and Ashley I. was worried that she would ask out Jared, too.  However, Jade opted for Tanner Tolbert, another contestant from the recent Bachelorette season.Another romance that may be brewing: Kirk Dewindt and Carly Waddell, who kissed during the cocktail party.The quirky Ashley Salter -- a.k.a. "onion girl" from this year's edition of The Bachelor -- was more preoccupied with caged parrots than mingling with the others when she first arrived. Later, she was taken to the hospital for reasons not made clear.The episode ended with the addition of season-one star Clare Crawley to the crew.Speaking of the first season of Bachelor in Paradise, Marcus Grodd and Lacy Foddoul were brought back to tie the knot in a wedding officiated by host Chris Harrison. Their romance began on the show last summer.The season premiere continues Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time with more dates and the first rose ceremony. The men will hand out the roses; any woman who does not receive a rose will be asked to leave. There is one twist: if either Ashley I. or Lauren get a rose, both sisters will remain on the show.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Aunt Removed from Memorial Service


Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown was remembered at a memorial service in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Saturday. There was family tension at the gathering -- Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Leolah Brown, was removed from the service after she interrupted Pat Houston, the sister-in-law of Bobbi Kristina's late mother, Whitney Houston.Tyler Perry helped escort Brown outside St. James United Methodist Church, Entertainment Tonightreports. She told the media, including Entertainment Tonight, afterward, "Whitney will haunt Pat Houston from the grave. She will haunt her. Pat, it's not over. It has just begun. It has just begun."It's unclear what Pat Houston said that upset Brown. Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Welcome Baby Girl Jagger Snow


Michael Yarish/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross welcomed their first child together Thursday night.On their Instagram accounts, the couple wrote, "We are overjoyed about the birth of our precious baby girl Jagger Snow Ross.  July 30, 2015.A source told E! News, "Their whole family was around to support them," a source said. "Ashlee is doing great and can't wait to get home to to be with her family."The source also shed light on how Ross is dealing with becoming a father. "Evan was very emotional and loves Ashlee so much. He did not leave her side and wanted to go through this with her every step of the way. He can't wait to be a dad. He would do anything for Ashlee and now this baby girl."In February, Simpson's rep told People magazine that they were expecting a girl. She has a six-year-old son, Bronx, with ex-husband, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paul McCartney Rocks Lollapalooza


C Flanigan/FilmMagic(CHICAGO) -- Alternative rockers, hip hop, and emo performers bowed down to Sir Paul McCartney on night one of Lollapalooza. A sea of tens of thousands of fans spread across Grant Park in front of the stage as McCartney played a more than two-hour-long set, pounding out more than 30 songs on both guitar and piano.  The songs spanned the 73-year-old's entire career from the Beatles, to Wings, to a performance of his latest hit, the Rihanna/Kanye West collaboration "Four Five Seconds".He briefly paused between songs to tell stories of Jimi Hendrix and playing in Soviet Russia, and dedicatated his performance of "Here Today" to former band mate John Lennon. He brought out Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard to help him perform "Get Back".  Alabama Shakes had performed earlier in the day. Fireworks and flames lit the stage during McCartney's performance of "Live and Let Die," and fireworks also burst from the stage and into the full-mooned sky as he closed out the show promptly at 10 p.m. CT.The Friday headliner brought out not just the young music fans this year, but old as well.   Lollapalooza founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell said it was all McCartney's idea to perform. "You don't get Paul McCartney to do anything he doesn't want to do.  This was his wish."Farrell said McCartney's performance during the three day concert series along the lakefront just diversifies the crowd even more.  It's a trend he's been noticing over the last few years even before McCartney was announced. "We were able to accomplish something that is extremely rare, and that is we were able to span the generations, and bring everyone else together collectively.  Where else do you do that?" he noted.  "You can be standing by an 18-year-old.  You can be standing by a nine-year-old. You can be standing near a 40-year-old.  It's really special."  Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected for the sold out weekend showcase in Chicago's Grant Park along the lakefront.   Other headliners this weekend include Metallica and Florence and the Machine.  Here is McCartney's setlist:"Magical Mystery Tour""Save Us""Got to Get You Into My Life""Let Me Roll It""Foxy Lady""My Valentine""Maybe I'm Amazed""I've Just Seen a Face""Four Five Seconds"/"We Can Work It Out""And I Love Her""Blackbird""Here Today""Queenie Eye""Lady Madonna""Eleanor Rigby""Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite""Something""Ob La Di Ob La Da""Band on the Run""Back in the U.S.S.R.""Let it Be""Live and Let Die""Hey Jude""Hi Hi Hi""Can't Buy Me Love""Get Back""Helter Skelter""Carry That Weight" Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Off-Broadway Production


ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Lupita Nyong'o has starred in some of the biggest movies, graced the cover of some of the biggest magazines and has even won an Oscar. Still, the actress' next move is an off-Broadway production.E! News reports Nyong'o is set to star in Eclipsed at New York City's Public Theater The play, written byThe Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, is about captive wives of a rebel officer during the Liberian Civil War."Danai Gurira has written a brilliant play, ripped from the headlines, that looks at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa with an eye that is both incisive and deeply compassionate," said Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement. "A feminist reading of the Liberian Civil War, a war that was ended by women, Eclipsed is both heart-breaking and profoundly life-affirming. We are delighted to welcome the extraordinary Lupita Nyong'o to The Public in this vitally important play."Eclipsed will begin previews September 29, and will premiere October 14.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Harry Potter" Stars Wish J.K. Rowling Happy 50th Birthday


Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- J.K. Rowling's 50th birthday is Friday.The Harry Potter author was celebrated by Time magazine, which asked the Potter films' stars to say something nice on her big day. Here's what they had to say:Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the series, said: "The Happiest of Birthdays, Jo. A breeze for the supreme Time-traveler."Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, said, jokingly, "You don't look a day over 40. ...Perhaps you could celebrate your half century by writing a hilarious film. Perhaps, starring, I don't know, a large Scottish man."Matthew Lewis, who played Neville in the series, said, "I would like to thank Jo for changing MY life ...That's not even to mention her generosity and loyalty when it has come to supporting everything that I have done in the years since Harry Potter."Other actors to send Rowling birthday wishes are Oliver and James Phelps, Imelda Staunton, Natalia Tena, David Thewlis, Jason Isaacs, Clemence Poesy, Chris Columbus, Katie Leung, Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch, Sean Biggerstaff, Frances de la Tour, Mark Williams and Bonnie Wright.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Khloe Kardashian: We Still Call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce


Cindy Ord/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Since Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair in June, her family has been slowly getting used to her new look. Khloe Kardashian even admitted Thursday that she still calls her step-father, Bruce, Jenner's name at birth."We don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se. We, my sisters and I, we will call Caitlyn 'Bruce,' and we've been told that's completely fine," she said on The Project, an Australian TV show. "She has told us we are allowed to call her any name we want to. Because on the phone, when she calls me, it's the same voice as Bruce. And if I'm not physically with her, it's hard to remember in the moment that I'm talking to Caitlyn, if that makes sense."Kardashian added that the transition has been hard on the family. "There was a hard time for the entire family, that we were all transitioning with her, but in front of an audience," she explained. "That's not really the normal way to go about it."Continuing, Kardashian said, "There is a lot of raw emotions, that it's hard to do in front of a camera. For us, we were trying to be really open and raw with it, I think. We all got through it and that's completely over, it's all behind us now. So, we are just happy for her. We just want her to be happy. But there was definitely a moment that was really tough for all of us."Kardashian clarified that just because she still calls Jenner, Bruce, doesn't mean she's not supportive of Jenner's transition. "It's a beautiful thing that she's transitioned," she said, "and that she is strong enough to have her own voice and wanting to make such monumental, beautiful moves and be that crusader."Meanwhile, E! released a new clip from I Am Cait Friday, showing the former Olympian trying to perfect a more feminine voice. In the clip, Jenner's step-daughter, Kim Kardashian, attempts to help her by having Jenner pretend to order room service at a hotel. When Jenner tries her feminine sound, Kardashian replies, "You sound no different!""Sir! What would you like, sir?" Kardashian quipped.A new episode of I Am Cait airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on E!Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

How Eddie Redmayne Transformed into Stephen Hawking for "The Theory of Everythin


Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne said it took him four months to prepare for his role as physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.Redmayne said he reconfigured his body, with a choreographer’s help, to capture Hawking at each specific stage of his decades-long battle with ALS.“I just needed to train my body, just in order to sustain the positions,” Redmayne told Nightline. “I knew that some of the positions would be specific and contorted and not necessarily comfortable.”Knowing Hawking’s intimate, complex relationship with his wife, Jane, would form the backbone of the story told in The Theory of Everything. Redmayne said he closely examined key pieces of evidence from Hawking’s life, such as his wedding photo.“It’s a very beautiful photo, but you see that he’s not only on the stick, his hand was on top of Jane’s and you can see if you look closely that he’s putting a lot of weight into her body weight,” Redmayne said. “It was that sort of investigation that you were starting to analyze the different muscles in his body and work out what his decline was.”And, Redmayne added, getting Hawking’s facial expressions right required hours of study.“Weirdly, trying to capture Stephen’s face was perhaps the most difficult,” he said. “I would sort of sit in front of a mirror and there were moments when you’re like, ‘Am I parodying? Is this horrible? Is this verging on, am I going to be offensive?’”Yet it was only days before shooting for The Theory of Everything was to begin that Redmayne met Hawking for the first time. “Really the fear was, ‘What if I meet him and I realize I’ve got it all wrong?’” Redmayne said.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Selena Gomez Will Be a Mentor on "The Voice" Season Nine


ABC/Randy Holmes (NEW YORK) -- Selena Gomez is coming to The Voice. The singer will reportedly appear on season nine of the NBC singing competition series as a mentor to Gwen Stefani’s team.A source tells Us Weekly Selena has already impressed the cast and crew. “She was surprisingly amazing as a mentor even though she’s so young,” the source says. “She exceeded everyone’s expectations.”Rapper Missy Elliott will serve as Pharrell Williams’ mentor, rock legend John Fogerty will help out Adam Levine’s team, and country star Brad Paisley will be the mentor for Blake Shelton’s contestants.The mentors appear on the show during the battle rounds, right after blind auditions. The new season ofThe Voice returns on September 21, at 8 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation" Opens Friday


Paramount(NEW YORK) -- Vacation wasn't really a destination spot for moviegoers during its opening day.The comedy reboot earned 3.8 million dollars on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That total includes the 1.2 million raised from late-night showings on Tuesday night.[Read a review of the film.]Vacation is joined at the box office this weekend by the fifth Mission: Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise. He reprises his role of Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation.This time around, Ethan, along with his team, faces off against a network of villainous special agents known as the Syndicate.Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris also star inMission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, which is rated PG-13.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

HBO Exec Hoping for Many More Seasons of "Game of Thrones"


Helen Sloan/HBO(LOS ANGELES) -- The fifth season of the HBO hit Game of Thrones aired this year. How much longer will the fantasy drama remain on TV? The president of programming for HBO envisions at least a few more sessions.Speaking Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Michael Lombardo said, “Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the conversation. The question is, how much beyond the seven seasons are we going to do.”He added that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are "feeling like there are probably two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds but I think that’s what we’re looking at right now.”Lombardo defended the violence depicted on Game of Thrones, which includes a brutal rape scene during season five. He said of the show's producers, "I support them fully artistically."   Lombardo also confirmed that Jon Snow, who was stabbed repeatedly in this year's season finale, is indeed dead.Season six is currently in production and will air in 2016.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dwayne Johnson on Hulk Hogan Controversy: 'We've All Talked Trash'


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed to learn that fellow pro wrestler Hulk Hogan used racial slurs in a sex tape. However, he does not consider the Hulkster, whose birth name is Terry Bollea, to be a racist.Johnson, who once wrestled Hogan at a WWE WrestleMania pay-per-view, commented on the controversy Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.The man also known as "The Rock" said, "I've known Terry for a lot of years, and my dad helped train him in Florida in the '70s when he was breaking into the business....I had not known the man to be racist."He added that he wasn't justifying Hogan's remarks in the sex tape, but, "We've all talked trash, you know, especially in private. He said what he said, and he's paying the price."After Hogan's use of slurs came to light, WWE cut ties with him and he released a statement saying, "Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it."Johnson was at the press tour to promote his HBO series, Ballers.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cara Delevingne's Awkward Interview Defended by "Paper Towns" Author


Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Cara Delevingne's now-infamous morning TV show interview in support of the film Paper Towns, in which the anchors accused her of being "in a mood," has sparked a heated debate over whether or not her behavior was justified, and now the book's author has come to Cara's defense.In an essay in Medium on Thursday, John Green particularly takes issue with the fact that one of the anchors asked Delevingne if she had read the book on which the movie was based.“Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying —not least because her male co-star, Nat Wolff, was almost always asked when he’d read the book, while Cara was almost always asked if she’d read it,” Green writes.Green further defends the 22-year-old model/actress' responses by noting, "I’ve done something like 300 on-camera interviews. As you get asked the same questions again and again, you develop rote responses as a way of protecting yourself. The rote responses are true — the cast really was like a family; we really are all still friends — but in the repetition, the answers start to feel less and less honest.""Cara, however, refuses to stick to the script. She refuses to indulge lazy questions and refuses to turn herself into an automaton to get through long days of junketry," he continues. "I don’t find that behavior entitled or haughty. I find it admirable. Cara Delevingne doesn’t exist to feed your narrative or your news feed — and that’s precisely why she’s so f****** interesting."Delevingne tweeted a screenshot of an excerpt from Green’s essay on Thursday, along with the caption, “Whoever said this! Thank you so much!”When Green replied that he was the author, she responded, “thank you so much john!! I just read the article and it made me want to cry! You are so special!! I am so happy I know you x.”“I am soooooo lucky and anyone who thinks I am unappreciative or ungrateful clearly doesn’t know me,” Delevingne later wrote, then added, “I work really really hard and love what I do, I don’t feel like I need to apologize for being human.”Delevingne previously brushed off the incident on Wednesday, writing, “Some people just don’t understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour.”Paper Towns is in theaters now.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence Vacation Together


Justin Stephens((LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer seem to be the newest celebrity BFFs.On Thursday, the Trainwreck star tweeted photos of a recent vacation with some of her girlfriends.A group shot, captioned “Binders of women,” shows a group shot of the funny woman, 34, and her friends on the float in the water. In the back, a bikini-clad Lawrence, 24, can be seen lifting her arms and feet in the air.In another, Amy and Jennifer are seen zipping along the water on a jet ski, with the caption, Jlaw #maniac.Schumer and J-Law's friendship began when the Hunger Games star sent a tweet during Comic-Con earlier this month, in which she pitched the idea of a Kickstarter to get Schumer to sign on as the next Bachelorette. Schumer later tweeted a funny reaction video.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Review: "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" (Rated PG-13)


Paramount(NEW YORK) -- Due to its many moving parts, characters and twists, some people are going to find the plot of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation a bit complicated, but it’s quite simple, really.Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt believes there’s a rogue international network of former spies called “The Syndicate.” The CIA doesn’t believe him and wants to put the IMF and Hunt out of business. After the Government decides to shut the IMF down, Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and tech genius Dunn (Simon Pegg) become part of the CIA, while Hunt hides from the Feds and tries to prove the Syndicate is real.In the meantime, Hunt seems to have met his match in Syndicate member Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) and Syndicate founder Lane (Sean Harris).  Can Ethan and friends survive their biggest challenge yet? See? It really is a simple question.Part of what makes the MI franchise so great (with the exception of MI: 3, which was really mediocre) is its fearless leader, and Tom Cruise truly does seem to be fearless. In Ghost Protocol he scaled the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (no relation to Wiz). This time, he hangs from the door of an airplane, which he apparently did eight times, for eight takes.  Yes, when Tom Cruise is involved, no stuntman is required, and that risky business – pun intended -- has helped make him, at age 53, our greatest action star.Let’s simplify this even further:Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is AMAZING. While the Fast and Furious franchise continues to be fun and exhilarating, nobody would ever accuse the filmmakers of producing a thoughtful, action-packed thriller. But MI: Rogue Nation is exactly that and then some. Cruise’s favorite writer and director Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed Jack Reacher, and wrote Edge Of Tomorrow, goes above and beyond with great visual cues and choices, expertly balancing suspense and fun.Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation lives up to the franchise name, presenting us with a successful outcome to the seemingly impossible mission of producing a truly excellent summertime action flick.Four-and-a-half out of five stars.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tami Roman Suffers a Miscarriage


Kelsey McNeal/WE tv(NEW YORK) -- Reality star Tami Roman and her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, suffered a miscarriage.A rep for the couple, who currently star on WeTV's Marriage Boot Camp, told TMZ the two are "mourning their loss with close friends and family. The couple requests prayers and privacy as they get through this difficult time."  Reportedly, Roman was three months pregnant.Although Roman has two daughters from a previous relationship, it would've been the first child for Youngblood.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Alan Thicke Approves of Robin Thicke's New Girlfriend


Charles Sykes/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Thicke's new girlfriend, April Geary Love, gets a thumbs up from dad, Alan Thicke."She's lovely," Alan told E! News at the Vacation premiere in Los Angeles. "It's a great time for him. [He has an] album coming out and April is there and supportive."The 18-year age gap between the 38-year-old "Blurred Lines" singer and his 20-year-old model girlfriend doesn't seem to be much of an issue either."The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," Alan's wife, Tanya Thicke, told E! "I wouldn't expect anything less."That's because at 40, Tanya is 28 years younger than Alan, her husband of 10 years. She was quick to add, "I think it's also very important that she's also very mature. I think that says a lot. She's a very mature young lady. A very beautiful, smart, mature young lady."Said Alan, "We like her a lot."Robin and Love went public with their romance in May during the Cannes Film Festival.The singer's divorce from ex-wife Paula Patton was finalized in March. They were married for 10 years and share 5-year-old son, Julian.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.