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Judi Dench Not Happy About Being 80


Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- You would think Judi Dench has tons to be happy about. The iconic actress has a career dating back to the 1960s, which includes an Oscar win and even being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth.But Dench is adamant about not loving the fact she's 80 years old."There's nothing good about being my age," she told People magazine. "Someone said to me, 'You have such a wealth of knowledge,' and I just said 'I'd rather be young and know nothing, actually.' Bugger the wealth of knowledge."But even at her age, Dench said she still going strong and has no plans "about slowing down."One reason for her full stream ahead approach is having lost her husband Michael Williams in 2001 from lung cancer."So celebrate the things that you can do and also try and do new things. I believe in that tremendously. But in our job, that's what we have to do all the time," she added.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bobbi Kristina Brown: Partner Nick Gordon Checks into Rehab


Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown’s partner Nick Gordon has entered rehab."The family supports Nick 100 percent," a Gordon family member confirmed to ABC News.This comes one day after the Dr. Phil show teased an interview with Gordon, 25, set to air next week as an intervention from the TV doctor and Gordon’s mother.The “emotionally charged intervention” happened this week, according to the show.Gordon and Bobbi Kristina are not married to each other.Brown, 22, has been in the hospital since Jan. 31, when she was discovered unresponsive in her Roswell, Georgia, home by Gordon and a friend. She was found face down in her bath tub.Days after the incident, the Houston family released a statement, asking for privacy and that "Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family."Gordon has been vocal through his lawyers that he has not been able to see his girlfriend.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cate Blanchett and Husband Andrew Upton Adopt a Baby Girl


ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Acclaimed actress and Cinderella star Cate Blanchett just adopted a daughter, ABC News has confirmed.This is the fourth child for the Oscar winner, who is already mom to Ignatius Martin, 6, Roman Robert, 10, and Dashiell John, 13, with her husband, Andrew Upton, whom she married in 1997."The Upton family (Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton) have adopted a baby girl," her rep told ABC News. "No further details will be provided."Blanchett, a two-time Oscar winner, ironically stars in Cinderella as the wicked stepmother. She recently told Good Morning America that she wasn't initially attracted to the role."When I was approached to be in this, I said, 'It wasn't a fairy tale that I actually gravitated towards,'" she said. "Because I found the central female character really passive."Blanchett, 45, eventually singed on and say playing a villain was "fantastic."It opens in theaters March 13.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

How a Spine Surgeon Came to Harrison Ford's Rescue


ABC News(VENICE, Calif.) -- Spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf Thursday when a single-engine, World War II-era plane crashed on the course.Khurana operated on instinct, he says, running to the scene to ensure the pilot was safe.“He was stunned a bit,” Khurana said. “He was moaning and in pain.”Khurana says he quickly recognized the famous pilot.“It was obvious by his face, it was Harrison Ford. I’m old enough, or young enough, to have watched all his Star Wars films. So, it was obvious,” Khurana told ABC News.A group of golfers helped extract Ford from the plane and worked to stabilize his spine and neck. Khurana tried to check the man’s blood pressure and his airway, ensuring that he would be OK.Ford, 72, was later hospitalized in “fair to moderate” condition, said Patrick Butler of the Los Angeles Fire Department. His publicist, Ina Treciokas, described the actor’s injuries as non-life-threatening.The actor reported engine trouble shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Municipal Airport and asked for an immediate return to the airport, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Patrick Jones said. The tower then reported that his aircraft came up short of the runway, according to air traffic controller transmissions from LiveATC.net.The vintage airplane that Ford was piloting clipped a tree before crashing, Jones said.Hours after the crash, Khurana remained surprised by what occurred.“You don't go golfing expecting to see an airplane crash and to help extract someone and realize it's someone you know from the movies, right? It's fairly bizarre,” he said. “But as a surgeon, I've been practicing for almost over a decade now, you deal with urgent situations. So you have to do your best for someone in distress.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Big Apple Comic Con Turns 20


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Saturday marks the 20th annual Big Apple Comic Con in New York City.Mike Carbonaro, one of the most prolific comic collectors in the world, founded the convention, and tells ABC Radio the event is special because he tries "to make it at a place where everybody can get to whatever they want to."This year's guests include the convention's usual compliment of notables from the worlds of comics, TV, movies and pop culture, including wrestler and actor Roddy Piper, Walking Dead actors Moses Moseley and Theshay West, martial artist and Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank, and more comic artists and dealers than ever. Carbonaro says he's seen some changes as geek culture has gone more and more mainstream -- thanks in no small part to the success of superhero movies like The Avengers, and TV shows like Gotham and Arrow.The convention lets fans of all kinds get together -- and that was intentional, Carbonaro explains."I was one of the first guys in the 90s -- when we started Big Apple 20 years ago -- to try to insert...not just the comic books. Add the wrestlers, add the models, add the Star Wars actors, have the celebrities. Bring in the comic artists....And then the [superhero] films come along and just take everything to the next level and all of a sudden, you have everyone coming in costume to the contest and that's amazing."The event takes place at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Chappie," "Unfinished Business," "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" Open F


Sony / Columbia(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:-- Chappie: Dev Patel is an engineer in South Africa who, through his artificial intelligence program, creates the titular robot. However, they're kidnapped by a small group of gangsters, threatening to corrupt Chappie. Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley and the South African rap-punk-techno group Die Antwoord also star. Rated R.-- Unfinished Business: Vince Vaughn is a small business owner who, with his two associates, heads to Europe for a business trip that becomes pretty wild. Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost and James Marsden also star. Rated R.-- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the setting for the 2012 movie of the same name, seeks to expand, as a couple of newcomers arrive, including one played by Richard Gere. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton and Dev Patel return. Rated PG.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paula Patton 'Thankful' in Wake of Split from Robin Thicke


Ida Astute/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Actress Paula Patton say she’s getting through her highly publicized split from singer husband Robin Thicke by being grateful for the good in her life.“I mean, it's so easy for all of us to focus on the negative things. But usually the positive in your life outweighs that,” she told ABC's Good Morning America’s co-anchor, Robin Roberts. “And you have to just be thankful for what you have right now.”The Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol actress has a 4-year-old son, Julian, with the 37-year-old "Blurred Lines" singer. Amid rumors of his infidelity, Patton separated from Thicke last year and filed for divorce months later.They were married in 2005.Patton, 39, acknowledged that she’s stronger as a result of what has happened.“I'm doing really well,” Patton, 39, said. “I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it's been a year of growth…learning about all new things.”She added: “My son's happy and I'm very -- you know, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And then you have to move on and grow from there.”Patton is busy with new projects -- including a clothing line collaboration with designer Ellen Tracy."It was kind of an amazing blessing," Patton said. "Ellen Tracy came to me and said, 'Would you like to be our brand ambassador?' And I looked at the clothing and -- amazing. It's really well made, classic clothing that's affordable. But what I liked about it was that you could, like, add your own twist to it...you can make it as edgy or quirky as you want and add your personality to it."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Movie Review: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (Rated PG)


Fox Searchlight(NEW YORK) -- At the start of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Maggie Smith’s Muriel scolds a waiter for consistently bringing her lukewarm water for her tea, quipping, “At my age, I don’t have time.”Did anybody tell her this movie is two hours long? I start getting antsy at 1:45, and I’m half her age. In this sequel to 2011’s hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel fly to the United States, hoping to get a major senior-living chain to go into business with them, so they can buy a nearby property in India and open The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and ultimately open similar facilities all over India. The company dispatches an undercover inspector to check out Sonny’s place before making their decision. Back in India, we discover just about everybody is back from the first movie, including Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, and Lillete Dubay. Sonny is also on the verge of getting married and has an engagement party and wedding plans to deal with, but his professional ambitions may get in the way. The various plot lines grow a little long in the tooth, with the best one being Evelyn (Dench) landing a job, at 79 years old, as head fabric buyer for a clothing company. It’s a reassuring story that gives the divine Dench plenty of opportunity to show off her legendary acting skills. It’s also fun to see her go toe-to-toe with Smith. Richard Gere plays a man who may or may not be the hotel inspector. Either way, the ladies love having him around but he’s only got eyes for Sonny’s mother (Dubey). It’s one of the many silly stories being told in the sequel that doesn’t live up to the charm and intelligence of the first film. Sonny’s behavior in particular is so over the top and ill-advised, it’s almost too stupid to even be considered farce. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a good place to check into if you want to take a nap, because frankly, while the actors give it their best shot, the story is boring.  Two out of five stars.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Movie Review: "Chappie" (Rated R)


Sony / Columbia(NEW YORK) -- My visceral reaction to writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie? I loved it! My critical, discerning reaction to Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie? It’s got some issues. Johannesburg, South Africa -- Jo’burg, as it’s called here -- is fraught with crime. Instead of solving the issue through better governance, education and extracurricular youth programs (which makes for boring sci-fi), the city becomes the first in the world to utilize a police force of gun-wielding law enforcement robots called Scouts.  Stop me if you’ve heard this concept before.If you’ve seen the trailer for Chappie, it immediately conjures up memories of RoboCop, The Terminator, Short Circuit, I, Robot, The Iron Giant, Wall-E, and Boyhood. Okay, I’m kidding about Boyhood, but from the start, Chappie clearly is a derivative movie that gives you that old “been there, done that” feeling. That is, until you sit down and watch it. Sigourney Weaver plays Michelle Bradley, the head of the company that makes the Scouts. Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel (who can also be seen this weekend in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) is Deon, the engineer who created the police robots and is on the verge of inventing a program that will turn them into sentient beings. At the same time, a mullet-wearing Hugh Jackman (brilliant. I mean the mullet, though Hugh’s excellent, too) is an ex-army officer who works for Bradley’s company and has developed his own crime-fighting robot, but his beast of a machine is remotely controlled by a person wearing a helmet that allows them to control the robot with his or her mind.  Bradley isn’t keen on Deon’s breakthrough, but that’s not going to stop Deon. She isn’t keen on Hugh’s machine, either, but guess what? That’s also not going to stop Hugh. Deon implants his artificial intelligence program into a damaged droid that was due to be destroyed.  That’s when both Deon and Chappie are kidnapped by a small group of “gangstas,” played by South African rap-punk-techno group Die Antwoord, who want Deon to deactivate the police robots so they can pull off a million-dollar heist to pay off a debt. This is where the seedy underbelly of Blomkamp’s Jo’burg rears its ugly, kinetic, gang-banging head. Deon wants to teach Chappie to be as human as possible -- a doting father who wants to impart important life lessons to his child. His kidnappers have other plans. Blomkamp has said he came up with the idea for Chappie while listening to Die Antwoord’s music. The duo, comprised of Yolandi Visser, a waifish, bleached-blonde Lady Gaga lookalike, and Ninja, a tatted-up, mostly shirtless, Vanilla Ice lookalike, informs the look and feel of this movie. The good news is, it infuses Chappie with a frenetic originality. The bad news:  Yolandi and Ninja, playing exaggerated versions of themselves, are terrible actors. Fun to watch, but terrible actors. Sharlto Copley, however, is just the opposite.  The actor Blomkamp introduced to us in 2009’s District 9 plays Chappie in a tremendous motion-capture performance that elicits immediate empathy. It’s also a seamless motion-capture effect, perhaps more impressive than the last Planet of the Apes film, which was itself spectacular. The inherent problem with Chappie, though, is that its philosophical themes about artificial intelligence and humanity get a bit lost in Blomkamp’s fondness for destruction. There’s also the issue of how derivative it is, as well as a continuity issue, when Blomkamp uses a storytelling device at the beginning of the movie that makes very little sense by the movie’s end. Even with its faults, however, Chappie isn’t a bad movie. It’s visually jaw-dropping, and has enough thrilling and emotional moments to likely win you over. Three-and-a-half out of five stars.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash


ABC News(VENICE, Calif.) -- ABC News has confirmed Harrison Ford was injured in a plane crash near the Santa Monica, California, airport on Thursday.A small aircraft piloted by the Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor went down on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, near the Santa Monica airport.Ford, 72, was transported to UCLA Hospital. His condition is unknown. He was the only person in the two-seat plane.Ford has been involved in multiple plane crashes in the past.Last year, he broke his left leg while shooting the upcoming Star Wars movie.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kelly Clarkson Fires Back at Fat Shamer


ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson doesn't care what anyone thinks about her weight, not even Britain's "most hated woman." The singer came under fire last month after showing off a fuller figure during an appearance on the British show Graham Norton Live. Journalist and reality star Katie Hopkins, known as "the most hated woman in Britain," blasted Clarkson's size on Twitter. "What happened to Kelly Clarkson?" Hopkins wrote on Feb. 20. "Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen." She went on: "Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better." Hopkins, who gained her reputation as the villain on The Apprentice UK, didn't leave it there. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, she said, "Kelly Clarkson is now a chunky monkey, if we’re putting it kindly. She does look like she’s eaten her backup singers. My advice: she needs to get out there with her stroller and do some pushing and get some of that weight off." Clarkson, who gave birth to daughter River Rose last June, was unfazed -- even puzzled -- by the fat-shaming comments when first asked about them by Heat magazine. "I don't have a clue what you're talking about," she told the magazine. "Someone tweeted something about me?" After the reporter explained who Hopkins is and what she'd said, Clarkson laughed. "Oh, and she's tweeted something nasty about me? That's because she doesn't know me," she said. "I'm awesome! It doesn't bother me. It's a free world. Say what you will." Added Clarkson, "I've just never cared what people think. It's more if I'm happy and I'm confident and feeling good. That's always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family -- I don't seek out any other acceptance."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Martha Stewart to 'Roast' Justin Bieber


Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Say what?! Martha Stewart is slated to roast Justin Bieber, 21, later this month for his Comedy Central special that airs later this month. The mogul will join roastmaster Kevin Hart for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which also features Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O’Neal, according to a release on the network's website. Hart recently dished to MTV on what to expect from the highly-anticipated roast. "He'll be fine, that's a great friend of mine. I'm not going to be malicious, we'll throw a couple jabs here and there, but it's all about setting the tone," Hart told MTV News over the weekend. "It's all in fun." Hart added that he's not trying to make the pop singer cry on his 21st birthday on March 30. "We don't," he said. "[Almost crying] where his face shakes. I don't want to make him cry, I just want to make his face shake. Then, go 'I'm kidding Bieb.'" The 21-year-old icon has been a good sport about the whole thing, even doing funny promos with him getting egged -- a poke at his trouble the last few years. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber premieres at 10 p.m. EST on March 30 on Comedy Central.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mary Mary Says New Season of Reality Show Is About 'Evolving'


PR NEWSWIRE(NEW YORK) -- Season four of Mary Mary's hit self-titled WeTV reality show won't be like the last. Last year, the gospel duo took a break from creating music together, split from their longtime manager, and endured the death of their father. As if that wasn't enough, Tina Campbell revealed that her husband, American Idol drummer Teddy Campbell, was unfaithful to her. So why did the ladies keep cameras rolling?"We had to come back because we believed that [if] we allowed to show the bad then you have to see the good," Erica Campbell tells ABC Radio. "I was like, 'Tina we have to do a season four because God has to show how he fixes things because he can fix things.' And if we would've just left it with season three you would've been left with all that devastation. We would not let that be the last thing that you remember."Tina says that since learning of her husband's transgressions, the two have come a long way. Teddy re-proposes to Tina and the two renew their vows this season. "I'm appreciative for love again," she explains.  "It's kind of just like a testament of wow, real love can really make it through something. To look back at it now, we're evolving. We're growing," she explains.The ordeal has also helped Tina's career: she's decided to go solo with an album called It's Personal. If you recall last season, Erica went solo with her Grammy Award-winning album, Help, much to Tina's dismay. Tina explains why she decided to go solo after giving her sister a hard time."After dealing with the devastation of my marriage...[I had] to heal through that. While I'm trying to heal, the things that I'm using to heal I did not know that that was what I was going to be giving to the world," she explains. "It was just for me, it was for God, it was to encourage myself, it was to remind myself, it was to reflect and kind of keep moving forward."Tina previewed one song on the album, which comes out in May. "Like this one song, it goes, 'This body is the temple of the Lord. This body is the temple of the Lord...' and it's like this chant," she describes. "I wrote a song telling myself that because I was using my hands for violence, I was using my mouth to kill people with it. My thoughts and everything were evil, violent, homicidal, suicidal."Tina says she wrote so many songs and words of encouragement during her healing process that she's even coming out with a book, titled I Need a Day to Pray.Whether the sisters come together to produce another Mary Mary album, Erica and Tina say you have to tune into their show. They also detailed what you can expect this season, such as "seeing what forgiveness looks like," Tina says, before adding, "trying to figure out what to do with the group."Watch it all when Mary Mary returns Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Think He'll Host Oscars Again


ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Neil Patrick Harris had some big shoes to fill as host of the 87th Oscars following Ellen Degeneres.The reception of Harris was split, some liking what the How I Met Your Mother star had to bring to the table -- magic, dancing, sarcastic jokes -- while others were not so welcoming.Harris, 41, told the Huffington Post in a recent interview that he doesn't think he'll come back and host again."I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it," he said. "It’s a beast. It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don’t know that it's a delightful balance to do every year or even again."Harris admitted that he didn't follow the online responses to his hosting duties last month "obsessively," but that "it was interesting to see just what people thought landed and didn’t. It’s so difficult for one who’s simply watching the show to realize just how much time and concession and compromise and explanation has gone into almost every single thing. Every joke. Wording of joke. Placement of joke. Canceling of joke. Embellishment for just one line."He added, "And I'm not saying that to defend everything I said as if it was the absolute best choice, but it’s also an award show, and you’re powering through 14 acts filled with 20 plus awards. So my job was to try and keep things as light and specific to this year’s set of films as possible. And if people are critical of that, it’s a big giant platform, so I would assume that they would be."Harris said he thought those in attendance were "enjoying themselves more as the show went on," which is a surprise and testimate to his unique brand of comedy."I was told that as the room fills, with you know it's four-fifths of the room didn’t win, and you get further into the award giving they get less enthusiastic and less excited. And I felt while we were doing it that people were enjoying themselves more and more, so for that I’m happy," he added.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Who Told Patricia Arquette to Straighten Her Teeth?


ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Oscar winner Patricia Arquette says she was voted "best looking" in ninth grade, but one male classmate shocked her when he suggested that she straighten her teeth so she could pose for Playboy."I said, 'Why would I want to be in Playboy?'" Arquette recalled in an interview with People magazine. "I just didn't want to look perfect. I didn't want to have to change myself to be attractive. I didn't think that was my responsibility."Arquette admitted it wasn't just her classmates who made the suggestion. Her parents even told her to straighten her teeth. The actress said she refused because "it didn't feel like it would fit who I was inside."The Boyhood star added that she's continually frustrated in Hollywood because actresses are always asked about their appearance on the big screen, especially when it comes to aging."I've had so many of these conversations in my life...what I look like on film, what I don't look like on film. What are we supposed to look like? Men are not having these conversations," Arquette explained."It's like we're trapped in wet wool or something. I just want to be free of it so we can move to the next level as equals. Not that I don't love being a woman, not that I don't love the differences between men and women," she clarified. "I just mean, as an actor -- why is this a conversation? Why is aging a conversation? It's a one-sided conversation because it's only ever had by women."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Captain America" Sequel Leads Nominees for Saturn Awards


Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) — Captain America: The Winter Soldier leads the nominees for this year's Saturn Awards, honoring the best in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror entertainment genres.The second Captain America installment earned 11 nominations, one more than Interstellar and two more than Guardians of the Galaxy.The Walking Dead is tops among TV shows with seven nominations.The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will stage its 41st Annual Saturn Awards on June 25.A complete list of nominees is available on SaturnAwards.org. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Website Reveals the Most Popular Locations of 'Daily Doubles' on a "Jeopardy!" B


"Jeopardy!"(NEW YORK) — If you're ever a contestant on Jeopardy! make sure to concentrate on the high-value squares -- not just because you could win more money that way, but also because you have a better chance of landing a "Daily Double."The website Flowing Data, using information from the 30-plus-year history of the show's current version collected by J! Archive, determined how likely it is to score a "Daily Double" on each square on the Jeopardy! board. Your best shot: the fourth box down in the first column. A "Daily Double" was there eight percent of the time.About 38 percent of "Daily Doubles" were in that row.Last year, Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu annoyed many viewers by targeting high-value squares and trying to monopolize the "Daily Double" boxes.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Conan O'Brien Sings, Learns Spanish, Visits Cigar Factory During Cuba-Themed "Co


TBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Conan O'Brien's trip to Cuba last month aired Wednesday night on TBS as a special episode of his late-night show, Conan.O'Brien participated in a series of adventures in the island country designed mainly to poke fun at himself. For example, he learned salsa music from a local musician, and at one point he sang Spanish gibberish as a band played behind him. A sample lyric: "Hamburger milk/Go away chair."  Later, he attempted to brush up on his Spanish by receiving lessons. He asked his teacher how to say "I am America's biggest star" in Spanish, followed by "Don't check on that."During the one-hour episode, O'Brien also learned to dance like a Cuban, and visited a cigar factory and the Havana Club Museum of Rum.O'Brien's trip to Cuba follows President Obama announcing in December that the U.S. would begin to normalize relations with the country.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"American Crime" Creator Says His Show Reflects How 'We're Living in a Different


ABC/Felicia Graham(NEW YORK) — With diversity such a hot topic in Hollywood at the moment, ABC is premiering a new drama Thursday night that its creator says "really reflects the way we are in America right now."Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley is behind American Crime, starring Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton. It tells the story of a home invasion murder and the aftermath, from different perspectives.Ridley says his project explores various races and faiths, but it's "not just about giving a nod to diversity." He tells ABC Radio, "We're living in a different country and the entertainment, the stories we tell, they have to reflect that."Ridley says the fact that his show will air on network TV, rather than on premium cable or on a streaming service, didn't restrict him. Rather, it presented a fun challenge for him.He notes, "If you have to rely on nudity or gratuitous language, if that's all one has in their storytelling, I think you're kind of limiting yourself. And there are places where we had to be more creative, and it was kind of fun to rise to the occasion."American Crime debuts at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: "The Bachelor's" Chris Soules Will Compete on "Dancing with the Stars"


ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — ABC's current "Bachelor," Chris Soules, won't be off TV for very long once his show wraps up on Monday.E! News reports Soules will compete on the spring season of Dancing with the Stars. When the cast was announced last week, ABC said a mystery contestant would be revealed at a later date.Soules would join the likes of Suzanne Somers, Rumer Willis and Patti LaBelle in the ballroom. The 20th season of Dancing with the Stars begins March 16.On Monday's season finale of The Bachelor, Soules will make a decision on his two remaining bachelorettes, Whitney and Becca.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron": 7 Spoilers and Hidden Eggs From New Trailer


Marvel Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- The Marvel gods blessed the world on Wednesday with a new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and they did not disappoint.The new footage is epic and there are a TON of hidden gems if you watch over and over and over -- like we did. Here are the top 7: 1 - Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are Bad! We had a hunch but it's confirmed that both heroes are bad in this movie -- at least at the beginning. In the clip, you see Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen on Ultron's side and even fighting Captain America and Black Widow. In one scene, the Witch even compels and possibly controls Scarlett Johansson's character. You also see Quicksilver punch Cap.But don't worry, in an overhead shot at the end of the trailer, you see the Avengers fighting Ultron's forces. And guess what -- you can see Scarlet Witch and her red blasts of energy, so it seems like she has a change of heart. But where's Quicksilver? Maybe he needs more convincing. 2 - Black Widow and the Hulk Get Close Later in the clip, we see Mark Ruffalo and Johansson cuddle up and are about to kiss. Nice! 3 - Ultron Wants to Kill All Humans and Iron Man Created Him "There's only one path to peace, their extinction," Ultron says in the trailer. We also see Tony Stark take responsibility for creating Ultron. "I tried to create a suit of armor around the world," he says. "But I created something terrible." Stark created Artificial Intelligence, Bruce Banner notes.4 - Mystery Guys With Claws?Around the 1:06 part of the clip, we see a shadowy figure extending what appear to be claws. It's not Wolverine, because the rights to that character lie with 20th Century Fox. Black Panther baddie Ulysses Klaw? Possibly, as that character, played by Andy Serkis in the movie, was glimpsed in an eariler trailer. 5 - Iron Man Has Loki's Scepter We see him grab it in what looks to be out of desperation. Why? Is he going to use that evil weapon against Ultron? Against the Hulk, who we knows go a bit rogue in this film. What? Tell us!!! 6 - Does Someone Die? "No way we all get through this," Iron Man says. "I got no plans tomorrow night," Captain America replies. Wait, what!? 7 - The Vision! We finally see an image of Jarvis aka the Vision aka Paul Bettany at the very end. He opens his eyes, presumably after being created. Avengers: Age of Ultron is out May 1.ABC News is owned by The Walt Disney Co., which also owns Marvel.Watch the full trailer below: Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Seth Rogen Objects to Pot Stench Story, Says His Weed Smells Good


Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seth Rogen has made it very clear: his pot smells good.That's what he told his followers on social media Wednesday, after The Hollywood Reporter published a story that annoyed him.It cited anonymous sources who claimed former Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal is unable to move into an office/suite previously used by Rogen and his collaborator, Evan Goldberg, in her new role as producer because "the stench of marijuana cannot be easily removed."The publication added that the suite will be repainted in an attempt to eliminate the smell.Rogen, who isn't shy about his marijuana use, posted a screenshot of the article on Instagram, and wrote, "I don't know what's more irresponsible: that they would print a story that is completely untrue, or that they would refer to how pot smells as a 'stench.'"The Interview star included a hashtag that stated his weed smells good.Pascal stepped down as co-chair of Sony Pictures last month. The decision followed the hacking scandal involving the studio in which a private and unflattering email exchange involving her, targeting celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Kevin Hart and Adam Sandler, leaked.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.