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Mila Kunis Shares the Advice Robin Williams Gave Her


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Mila Kunis worked with Robin Williams in the 2013 film, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.Before he died, she recalled first meeting the actor when she was a teenager starring in That '70s Show."So many times you meet people they don't impact you. You meet them and they're gracious and they're nice," she told Esquire, "and then there are sometimes when you meet somebody and they say one thing and for the rest of your life you carry that one thing and they don't even know that they impacted your life."Kunis, 31, explained that Kurtwood Smith, her co-star on the sitcom, was friendly with the late comedian. One day, they saw him on set, and Williams asked Kunis her name. When she introduced herself and told him she was involved in the teen series, he gave her a piece of advice she never forgot. "He said, 'Remember this moment. Remember this because things like this don't happen very often. Remember this time.' Having somebody of Robin Williams' stature tell me to just acknowledge something meant so much," she said. "He didn't mentor me. He just said, 'Step back and appreciate this. You're having an amazing time.'"The actress said that when they reunited for their movie years later, she reminded him of the moment and what he told her."He said, 'It stands true. Today, right now, at this very moment, step back and appreciate it," she said. "And I went, 'OK.'"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 2014 ABC News Radio

Move Review: "If I Stay" (PG-13)


Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Great! Another movie adapted from a young adult novel, scientifically designed to make teenage girls and 40-something movie critics cry.  I’m speaking of If I Stay, starring the irrepressibly talented Chloe Grace Moretz as Mia, a teen cello prodigy who has one glaring issue: she can’t be much of a prodigy if she’s dead. When we first meet Mia, it’s a snowy day in Portland, Oregon. Her father (Joshua Leonard), a rocker-turned-English teacher, and little brother (Jakob Davies) , get to stay home because of the bad weather, so Mia’s super-cool mother (Mireille Enos) calls in sick so the whole family can hang out together.  On this day, Mia has something else on her mind: the possibility of an acceptance letter from the prestigious Julliard School arriving in the mail.  In a wonderful scene, her parents sweet talk Mia into taking a family road trip. It’s a fatal mistake. There’s a car accident, and Mia’s soul wakes up, but her body doesn’t -- she’s suffered what could be life-ending injuries.  At this point, she’s not sure how badly her family was injured.  As she watches the doctors perform surgery on her, she starts to recall the most important moments of her life.  These are the memories that will give her the strength to stay with the living, reclaiming her body and life.  But the question is, will the memories provide enough strength for her, when it seems all else is lost? Playing a major role in Mia’s decision is Adam (Jamie Blackley), the hunky high school rocker who falls for Mia when he notices her by herself in a music classroom, getting lost in her cello.  Mia recalls their meeting and courtship as they become an adorable couple: the punk rock kid and the classical musician.   But nothing is ever perfect, especially two acts into a movie.  As Adam’s band becomes more successful, he’s around less, and Mia develops a desire to take her talents beyond Portland, to New York City’s Julliard, on the other side of the country. If I Stay wants you to weep -- and you will.  My issue is there should’ve been even more weeping, and less manipulation. But I suspect the majority of the audience, especially the pre-teen and teen boys and girls who’ve read the Gayle Forman bestselling novel on which the movie’s based, won’t really care --  nor will a few uneven performances sully their love for a movie about a girl whose soul may be saved by a cute boy with a guitar. Three 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 2014 ABC News Radio

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," "When the Game Stands Tall," "If I Stay" Open Fr


Chloe Grace Moretz in "If I Stay" - Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For -- The prequel to 2005's Sin City follows the private eye Dwight, played by Clive Owen in the original but taken over by Josh Brolin here. Dwight has to deal with an old flame, Ava. Jessica Alba, Powers Booth, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Ray Liotta and Jeremy Piven star. Rated R.When The Game Stands Tall -- Jim Caviezel plays a high school football coach who improbably leads his team to a 151-game winning streak. Michael Chiklis and Laura Dern also star in the film, which is inspired by a true story. Rated PG.If I Stay -- Chloe Grace Moretz is a musical prodigy who falls for a boy before she's involved in a terrible accident that could claim her life. Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard and Stacy Keach also star in the film, which is based on the Gayle Forman best-selling novel. Rated PG-13.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Pamela Anderson Refuses Ice Bucket Challenge, Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult A


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- One celebrity who’s not taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Pamela Anderson. The Baywatch actress and staunch animal rights activist said she will not be taking part in the challenge because of the ALS Association’s use of animal testing in its research.“I enjoy a good dare -- it’s always good to bring awareness -- in fun, creative ways. I don’t want to take away from that, but it had me thinking,” she wrote on Facebook. “Digging a bit deeper I found that we may not be aligned in our messages. So…I thought instead, I’d challenge ALS to stop animal testing.”She also posted a picture of herself holding a piece of paper with “Stop Animal Testing” written on it.Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult were more than game for the challenge. They did make sure to conserve water, though.Stewart and Hoult, who co-star in the upcoming film Equals, dunked their heads in buckets of water along with pal Scott Fahrendorf. "In good faith you must believe this was all done with dirty bath water,” Stewart said. “Please be considerate of California water conservation."Stewart had been nominated for the challenge by Anne Hathaway. Stewart, who recently appeared in the “Just One of the Guys” music video for Jenny Lewis, nominated the singer along with her video co-star Brie Larson. She also nominated fellow Equals co-stars Jacki Weaver and Max Thieriot.Hoult -- a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence's ex -- nominated his A Single Man co-star Colin Firth, his Kill Your Friends co-star Craig Roberts, and his Skins co-star Joe Dempsie.As of Thursday, the Ice Bucket Challenge had raised 41.8 million dollars for the ALS Association over the past three-plus weeks.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 2014 ABC News Radio

"Hercules" Star Kevin Sorbo Rants Against Ferguson Protesters, Then Apologizes


Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo is facing criticism after he posted a Facebook rant Wednesday against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer fatally shot unarmed black teen, Michael Brown. The outspoken political conservative called the demonstrators “animals” and “losers.”"Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man," Sorbo reportedly wrote in a post that has apparently since been taken down. "It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are. It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures.”He also took the opportunity to criticize President Obama in his tirade. “Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans (I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President they voted in has only made things worse for them, not better,” he wrote.His comments were met with backlash and accusations of racism, prompting the actor to remove the post and issue an apology Thursday on Facebook. He wrote in part, "Okay....I stand humiliated and humbled. My most sincere apologies for my post on the events in Ferguson. I posted out of frustration and anger over the violence and looting. My words were never meant to hurt the African-American community. My use of the word 'losers' was directed at those doing the looting and vandalising and violence toward others."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 2014 ABC News Radio

Wilmer Valderrama Writes B-Day Message for Demi Lovato


Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Topshop Topman(NEW YORK) -- Wilmer Valderrama wrote his girlfriend Demi Lovato a sweet birthday message on Instagram this week.The 34-year-old posted a pic of the two wearing matching holiday hoodies and laughing. "Wishing you happy birthday would never come close to all the inspiring things I wish for your life," he wrote alongside the photo. "We laugh our a**es off. While we do all we can to better everything around us. Love you through all."Lovato, 22, wrote a similar birthday message to Valderrama back in January, calling him "the funniest, most inspiring, incredible man I know." She added, "You truly are a light to this world and to my life."The two first got together in 2010. After a brief split, they were back in a relationship the following year.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Is Lindsay Lohan Dating an Investment Banker?


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Lindsay Lohan will make her live theater debut in London next month, but in the meantime, she's reportedly fallen for an older investment banker named Patrick Mahony.An insider tells In Touch magazine the 28-year-old Mean Girls star and Mahony are living together under the same roof, along with Patrick’s two young daughters.A second source tells the magazine, “Lindsay helps the kids take baths,” adding, “She really pitches in looking after them, and the girls really like her.”The source goes on to say Lohan is doing better than ever, noting, “She’s finally in a mature relationship with a really grounded guy.”Lohan will star in a London production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, opening Sept. 24.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Pierce Brosnan Regrets Turning Down Batman Role


ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Pierce Brosnan admitted one of his career regrets in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session Wednesday. The Bond actor revealed he once turned down the role of Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 film.During the online Q&A, a fan asked: "You were a great Bond but I always thought you’d make for a great Batman. Were you ever approached for that role?"He answered that he was, but at the time he just couldn’t get on board with a superhero who “wore his underpants outside his pants.”“That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought,” the 61-year-old said.The role of Burton’s Batman ultimately went to Michael Keaton.Brosnan’s latest film, The November Man, hits theaters next Wednesday.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Movie Review: "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (R)


Distributor: Weinstein / Dimension(NEW YORK) -- It took nine years, but we finally have Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to 2005's ground-breaking Sin City.  Those nine years have given Hollywood and the gaming industry ample time to replicate, enhance and proliferate the original aesthetic to the point that what was once so eye-popping is now boring. The solution?  Apparently, take that same look and produce it in 3D. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For features some familiar characters from the original, starting with Mickey Rourke's Marv.  After Eva Green's Ava (we'll get to her in a minute), he's the second-most visually-arresting character in the movie -- he looks like he was carved out of solid rock.  Marv also introduces us to the action when he wakes up on the street next to a dead guy after a helluva bloody night, of which he has little recollection.  Like the first film, Marv narrates his own story, retelling the events that led to this moment, and showing us he's a cold-blooded killing machine with a heart of gold. Also returning is Jessica Alba's stripper, Nancy; the specter of Bruce Willis' hard-boiled cop, Hartigan; and Powers Boothe, whose portrayal of Senator Roark is one of the movie's true highlights, so palpable and absolute is his brand of evil.  Speaking of evil, let's talk about Eva Green, whose Ava is the dame to kill for from the title.  Green is ideally cast: as she recently proved in 300: Rise of an Empire, she's the perfect combination of deadly and gorgeous.  She's got her ex-lover -- newcomer Josh Brolin's private eye, Dwight -- wrapped around her monochrome little finger and she literally is going to bleed him for all he's worth.  You may have heard that Green spends most of this movie naked.  She in fact spends more time naked in this movie than she would if she lived in a nudist resort, which many will consider a very good thing.  In another storyline, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a slick, cocky gambler named Johnny, hell-bent on embarrassing Senator Roark in a game of poker.  It turns out to be a very painful decision.  All of the performances are fine and the decision to go 3D keeps the visuals tantalizing, but Sin City: A Dame to Kill For would've been considerably more entertaining had it been a music video or videogame.  The through-line connecting all of these stories is tenuous at best and the violence soon becomes boring, simply because we never care enough about these characters to give a lick what happens to them.  Two-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 2014 ABC News Radio

Gwyneth Paltrow Does Ice Bucket Challenge in Bikini, Nominates Ex Chris Martin


Phil McCarten/FOX © 2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. (LOS ANGELES) -- They may have split, but Gwyneth Paltrow wasn't above involving her ex, Chris Martin, when she did the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association.She posted a video on Instagram, accepted the challenge, and then wrote "NOW I challenge @camerondiaz Chris Martin and @stellamccartney to the #ALSicebucketchallenge. join me in donating to alsa.org."  In the video, Paltrow is in a two-piece bikini out in the grass, presumably in her backyard.After almost a decade of marriage and two kids, Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, announced their split in March.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Beyonce's Mom Quashes Divorce Rumors: 'Everything's Perfect'


Eric McCandless/CBS(NEW YORK) -- If mom knows best, then Beyonce and Jay Z are doing just fine.Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, took a moment Wednesday to quash rumors that the couple is headed for divorce.Approached by a TMZ cameraman as she was leaving a lunch date with Beyonce’s former bandmate Kelly Rowland in Los Angeles, Knowles said, “Haters going to be haters and there’s nothing we can do about that.”Asked if everything is fine between Beyonce and Jay Z, Knowles replied, “Everything’s perfect.”She also admitted she doesn’t bother reading the gossip about her daughter and son-in-law.“I just don’t even read the bull, you know?” Knowles said.Rumors of trouble in the couple’s six-year marriage have been circulating since Jay Z’s infamous elevator dust-up with Beyonce’s sister, Solange, in May.Since then, there have been reports that Beyonce had her IV engagement tattoo removed from her ring finger, that she changed lyrics to her breakup ballad “Resentment” while on tour with Jay Z, that she’s shopping for her own New York City apartment and even that she turned to pal Gwyneth Paltrow for advice on “conscious uncoupling.”The couple hasn’t commented on any of the rumors, but Beyonce has posted plenty of snaps of her with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Split


Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- John Mellencamp and his longtime girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan, apparently have called it quits. Closer Weekly reports that one of the veteran rocker's friends has told the magazine that the pair broke up "a couple of weeks ago."Mellencamp's friend suggested that the 62-year-old singer/songwriter was unhappy with the amount media scrutiny he and Ryan were receiving."I don't think he loved all the attention he got just from dating an actress," the friend explained. "I bet he'll stay away from dating another famous person for a while."People magazine first reported in January of 2011 that Mellencamp and Ryan were dating. Ryan was featured on the star-studded 2013 soundtrack recording to Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the gothic stage musical that Mellencamp co-wrote with famed horror author Stephen King.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Julianne Hough Joins "Dancing with the Stars" Judges' Panel


ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) -- Two-time Dancing with the Stars champ and former pro Julianne Hough is trading in her dancing shoes to join the show's judges' panel. On Thursday's Good Morning America, Hough explained why she's returning to the ABC dancing competition, which will also see her brother Derek competing this season."Well, Dancing with the Stars has always been apart of my family. I mean, that's where it all began for me so it just kind of made sense," she explained. "And when I think about what Derek and I just did on tour, with Move Live on Tour, reconnecting with the fans and just the people that have supported me from day one from Dancing with the Stars, it just felt like the right time and the right kind of opportunity."Hough won't be replacing anyone. Instead, she'll be joining returning judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.Hough said "the camaraderie between the judges" is what she's most looking forward to next season.  But will it be tough judging her brother Derek and his celebrity partner on the dance floor?"It's not necessarily about Derek and the pro dancer. It's about a collaboration," she said, after admitting she can be hard on her brother. "It's the team effort. It's what they're doing as a partnership and really the celebrity and what they can do to improve each week."ABC's Dancing with the Stars returns Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Report: Mariah Carey-Nick Cannon Divorce a 'Done Deal'


Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The speculation that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's marriage has fallen apart is intensifying.TMZ is now reporting that a divorce is a "done deal" after the two allegedly separated in May. Reportedly, their lawyers have been negotiating a custody agreement in regards to the couple's three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.TMZ claims Mariah is upset with Nick because he's constantly working, thus making him absent from their children's lives. In turn, Nick is allegedly frustrated that Mariah surrounds herself with "yes men."Earlier this week, the New York Post's Page Six reported that Nick and Mariah are separating after six years of marriage.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 2014 ABC News Radio

"Guardians" Star Chris Pratt Turns Real-Life Hero for Kids Hospital Patients


ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(LOS ANGELES) -- Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has made good on a promise to do some good with his Star-Lord he swiped from the set of the hit film.According to a tweet and pictures posted from the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Wednesday, the actor paid a visit in full costume, and even let some of the patients try on his character's red leather duster.The tweet read, "Star Lord (@prattprattpratt) cheered up our patients by sharing #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy! Thanks for making them smile!"Before the blockbuster opened, Pratt told Panzer TV, "If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who’s sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I’ll do that. I think that's awesome, man. That would give me real meaning for this movie, you know?"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 2014 ABC News Radio

Experts Say There Could Be Comedy Gold for "Orange's" Kate Mulgrew


Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held Monday night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and there's stiff competition in the comedy categories.Many experts are predicting Orange Is the New Black will earn some gold trophies, and Kate Mulgrew has a good shot at taking the win in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.Tom O'Neil, the founder of the Hollywood awards prediction website GoldDerby.com, tells ABC News Radio viewers should "watch out" for the former Star Trek: Voyager captain. "She plays the cook with the kind of Russian accent, she's very funny," O'Neil says, with the caveat, "I wouldn't bet against Allison Janney."He explains the West Wing veteran-turned-Mom star "has five Emmy wins behind her, she just won at the Creative Arts for Masters of Sex in the guest category. I think she's got it again," explaining the Mom episode she submitted to Emmy voters has the actress "dealing with menopause and hot flashes, it's really over the top."Scott Feinberg, the lead awards analyst for The Hollywood Reporter, also tells ABC News Radio that it's between Mulgrew and Janney. "Many people are picking Allison Janney and she does have a long history of Emmy love and could happen here," the expert says. "But I think the fact that her show was not widely embraced at all and Kate Mulgrew's was, and also the fact that Allison Janney's already been so recognized in her past, whereas Kate Mulgrew was never even nominated before now, I think those things will work in the favor of Orange Is the New Black."In the supporting comedy actor category, O'Neil's betting on Veep's Tony Hale, explaining the Arrested Development star "pulled off an upset for Veep last year and I think he's going to do it again...And that combination of physical comedy and great acting and a major plot development...usually translates into Emmys." Seth Meyers will serve as host of the ceremony, which will air live on NBC starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time and 5 p.m. Pacific time on Monday.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Robin Williams' Death Certificate Reveals He Was Cremated


Image Courtesy Monty Brinton/CBS(SAN RAFAEL, Calif.) -- Robin Williams’ death certificate was issued Wednesday and obtained by RadarOnline.com. The document revealed that Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay just one day after his death.It also listed his cause of death as still “pending investigation.” The certificate confirmed that Williams died at his Tiburon, California, residence on Aug. 11.The 63-year-old entertainer apparently hanged himself after battling depression. His wife has also said Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease.Toxicology reports are still pending.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Movie Review: "When the Game Stands Tall" (Rated PG)


TriStar(NEW YORK) -- When the Game Stands Tall takes on the story of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur.   Played here by Jim Caviezel, Ladoceur’s a deeply religious man who puts his high school football team before himself and, it would seem, his family. The result? Concord, California’s De La Salle High School football team, the Spartans, win a record 151 consecutive games. This story starts at the end of the 2003 football season, when De La Salle wins its final game of the streak.  As the seniors graduate, the team is losing some of its most talented players, and it seems the juniors, led by Chris Ryan (Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games) and the coach’s son, Danny (Matthew Daddario), lack the heart and chemistry of the previous teams that upheld the streak.  And although Chris is on pace to set the all-time state touchdown record, he doesn’t want to achieve that record nearly as badly as his father, Mikey, does (Clancy Brown). Then it all begins to fall apart.  Coach Ladouceur has a heart attack just before the 2004 season begins, preventing him from participating in spring practice. Making matters worse, one of the Spartans’ former star players is shot and killed, the night before he was scheduled to report to the University of Oregon. The rest of When the Game Stands Tall is everybody trying to bounce back from adversity while coping with real human loss, and the loss of their coveted winning streak. To triumph, Ladouceur is going to have to be more than just a coach -- but, as we learn, to these young men he always was more than a coach. Director Thomas Carter does a nice job of capturing the innate humanity of this story.  While so many of our great sports movies are about believing in oneself and defying the odds, When the Games Stands Tall is more about faith and selflessness.  It’s a message that on occasion is driven home through hokey plot devices, but you know what? It works. Four 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 2014 ABC News Radio

Joe Manganiello Won't Apologize for Checking Out Sofia Vergara


Photo: Tony Rivetti/HBO(NEW YORK) -- Joe Manganiello is not sorry for checking out Sofia Vergara's assets at the White House correspondents dinner earlier this year.The actor stopped by E! News and when a picture of him looking down at her famous backside was brought up, his answer could not have been better."Come on! You can't put that in front of me," he joked. "I'm not going to apologize. I totally got busted."The True Blood star said since he and Vergara have started dating, it has become a joke between the love birds.But a true guy's guy, Manganiello said he didn't act on any attraction at the dinner back in May because she was taken at the time."We didn't start dating till she was single; she had a boyfriend at that time, so I probably could have gotten into a fight for doing that," he added. "I'm not trying to start a fight at the White House, but if that walks in front of you, it's like the Pied Piper."Manganiello said filming for Magic Mike 2 is starting soon and that Vergara may be reaping the benefits of his dance moves."I need to practice getting ready for Magic Mike 2, so that's all I'll say," he said.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Jennifer Hudson to Perform on Stand Up to Cancer Charity Telecast


Heather Wines/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Hudson has signed on to perform on the upcoming fourth edition of the fundraising telecast Stand Up to Cancer. The show will air Friday, Sept. 5, across several TV networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, E!, HBO, Showtime, VH1 and more.Other scheduled performers on the one-hour show, which raises money for cancer research, include rappers Lupe Fiasco and Common, and pop singer Ariana Grande.The one-hour special also will feature a slew of celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Rob Lowe, Keifer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jennifer Aniston and Mark Harmon, in a "digital lounge" hosted by Katie Couric.The stars will be reaching out to viewers via phone, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms. If you want to donate money to the cause and would like to receive a call, sign up at WereCallingYou.org.While the telecast airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sept. 5, you also may receive a call on the 6th or 7th.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys


Art Streiber/CBS© 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Billy Crystal, a longtime friend of the late Robin Williams, will present a tribute to the actor and comedian at the Emmy Awards this Monday night.The news was announced Wednesday by Emmys executive producer Don Mischer, who had previously promised to give Williams "the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves.” Crystal's tribute will come during the "In Memoriam" segment of the show, with singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles providing the musical accompaniment for that entire segment. It's not clear what she'll perform, though she recently dedicated her song "Hercules" to Williams during a concert.Williams, who himself honored his hero Jonathan Winters during the "In Memoriam" segment at last year's Emmys, was found dead on Aug. 11. He was 63.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 2014 ABC News Radio