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"Furious 7" Dominates for Fourth Straight Week at Box Office


Universal(NEW YORK) -- At the box office this weekend, Furious 7 dominated yet again. For a fourth straight week, Furious 7 took the top spot, taking in $18.3 million. The last time a film was on top for that long was the Hunger Games three years ago. It’s expected that Furious 7’s reign will finally come to an end as the Avengers sequel opens next week. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which opened last weekend, finished in second place around $3 million behind Furious 7.Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1. Furious 7: $18.25 million2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2: $15.50 million3. The Age of Adaline: $13.37 million4. Home: $8.3 million5. Unfriended: $6.24 million6. Ex Machina: $5.44 million7. The Longest Ride: $4.36 million8. Get Hard: $3.90 million9. Monkey Kingdom: $3.55 million10. Woman in Gold: $3.50 millionFollow @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.

White House Correspondents' Dinner 2015: Behind the Scenes Celebrity-Politician


Adam Olszewski/NBC(WASHINGTON) -- Arguably the best part of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner isn't the president becoming Comedian-in-Chief for the night -- but the odd couple pairings of Hollywood stars hanging with political power players and media heavy hitters. This year's "Nerd Prom" was no exception, producing a bevy of interesting moments. Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright -- The star of Madam Secretary meets her real life counterpart, former Secretary of State Albright. The 101st @WhiteHouse Correspondents Dinner is tonight #WHCD #NerdProm Your press pass awaits https://t.co/vps1sb7gLN pic.twitter.com/70N8AibAQv— Twitter Government (@gov) April 25, 2015Katie Couric and Justice Antonin Scalia -- The Yahoo News Global Anchor sipped a drink while taking a moment with the SCOTUS judge.  With Justice Scalia at the #yahooabcparty #whcd pic.twitter.com/o5GGiRcKLy— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) April 25, 2015Sophie Turner and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee -- Game of Thrones royalty Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, smiles with ball cap wearing Cohen on the red carpet.  Congressman Steve Cohen goes "Game of Thrones" pic.twitter.com/Fohu2sRMAr— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) April 25, 2015Donald Trump and Melania Trump -- The sometimes-politician Trump told ABC's T.J. Holmes that "stranger things have happened," when asked about him possibly hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner as POTUS in the future.  "Stranger things have happened" @realDonaldTrump to @tjholmes about possibly hosting the #WHCD as POTUS in the future pic.twitter.com/KRT6KkLuff— Alisa Wiersema (@alisawiersema) April 25, 2015 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.

The 12 Biggest Moments From Bruce Jenner: The Interview


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner sat down for a far-ranging two-hour interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday on ABC’s 20/20.Here are the 12 biggest moments from that interview: 1. Bruce Jenner: 'I’m a Woman’“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner said. “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part of me.” 2. Bruce Jenner Say This is Not a Publicity Stunt“We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing, and if the whole Kardashian show gave me a foothold into that world, to be able to go out there and do something good, I got not problem with that,” Jenner said. 3. Bruce Jenner Remembers First Time He Wore a Dress“I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught,” Jenner said. "And, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good." 4. Who Was the First Person Jenner Told?"I said ‘these are my issues. This is what I deal with.’ And they think I do a little cross dressing, I do a little of this, a little of that, you know, 'it’s going to be fine, we’ll work all this stuff out,’” Jenner said. 5. Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m Not Gay’“No, I’m not gay. I am not gay, I am, as far as I know, heterosexual,” Jenner said. 6. Bruce Jenner Took Female Hormones in the 1980s“I did it almost five years,” Jenner said. 7. Bruce Jenner: ‘I Had The Story’“I had the story,” he continued. “We had done 425 episodes I think, over almost eight years, and the entire run I kept thinking to myself, ‘oh my god, this whole thing.’ The one real true story in the family was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it.” 8. Bruce Jenner Was Terrified To Tell His Kids“Those are the ones I’m concerned with and the only ones I don’t—I can’t allow, I can’t let myself hurt them,” Jenner said. 9. Brandon Jenner ‘More Proud Than Ever’ of His Father“I saw a sense of bravery that is, for all your previous accomplishments, I think far exceeds all of them,” Brandon Jenner told his father during an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer. “I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family.” 10. Bruce Jenner: Kim Kardashian ‘Caught Me One Time’ in a Dress“Kim caught me one time, walked in,” Bruce Jenner said. “She kind of walked out and jumped in the car and went for a ride, and I tried to call her and said, ‘hey, are you OK?’ ... it was like this big secret in the family and we never talked about it again.” 11. Bruce Jenner on Kanye West’s Reaction“Kim told me a story,” Jenner said. “She goes, ‘you know what really turned me around on thinking about this?’ I said, ‘what?’ She goes, ‘Kanye.’ I went, ‘oh, OK.’ … they were talking about it, and he says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me.’” 12. Bruce Jenner’s Plan for Becoming 'Her'Jenner talks about what's next for him in his process.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.

Bruce Jenner Talks About Becoming 'Her'


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner spoke for the first time about how he is ready to put a lifetime struggle with gender identity behind him -- embrace being transgender and live the rest of his life as a woman. “I’m actually really excited about the future ... about what I could do to be able to do some real good in the world, so I’m actually, for the first time in my life, looking forward to the future,” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a two-hour special edition of ABC News’ 20/20. During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.” Jenner said he was excited and nervous about the transition that is already underway. “Some people will get it, some people won’t get it, it’s OK,” Jenner said. “It’s going to take a lot of guts the next few months to go through this, especially just doing it publicly.” Jenner has long hair again and is taking female hormones, saying “just kind of takes the edge off.” In regards to full surgery, the transgender community asks that everyone respect others’ privacy and to steer away, but Jenner was open to taking about his decision in his interview with Sawyer, saying he has not decided anything yet and “Those things are all things that are out in the future for me to explore.” Though any steps forward would include at least a year living as a woman as well as references, and even though Jenner said he already has those referrals. Jenner showed Sawyer a closet of women’s clothes and told her how he hosts “girls' nights” at home with the curtains drawn. Jenner also plans to change his gender identity on his driver’s license. Jenner has received love and support from family and friends, who said it will be an adjustment. “I asked him, you know, ‘What do you want us to call you?’” said Jenner’s oldest daughter, Cassandra Marino. “And he just interrupted me and just said, ‘I’m Dad. You know, you can call me dad… I will always be your dad.’ And that was just a huge relief.” Brody Jenner said: “I think all the traits that I loved about Bruce, she still has." Complete Coverage: Bruce Jenner -- The InterviewABC News reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment. Jenner’s fashion style will be more “conservative” than his famous stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, and he said he will change his name, though he joked that his new moniker will not start with a “K.” A perfect day, Jenner said, would be to have just “an ordinary day that she can go out and enjoy herself, and not have any lies, have a great lunch, ... not being harassed by people, being accepted by society.” “I just like blending in,” Jenner added. “That’s all I want to do is just blend in.” As for getting married again, now that this path of transition has started, Jenner isn’t sure. “I can’t even figure that side of it out,” Jenner said. “I just want to have a free soul, and have a lot of great friends.” “I’m going to learn a lot in the next year,” Jenner added. “2015 is going to be quite a ride." 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.

"Grey's Anatomy" Star Patrick Dempsey Reveals What's Next for Him


ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- After Grey's Anatomy killed off Patrick Dempsey's character, Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. McDreamy, the 49-year-old actor spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what next for him. First, Dempsey has two projects he's working on, The Limit and Fodors, along with taking the "rest of the year off to develop." He said, "I would like to be a producer. I would commit to a show that is 10 to 12 episodes. But 24 [episodes] again, I don’t know if I would do that. It’s a very hard life. It’s financially rewarding but there comes a point where how much is enough, really?” Then, there's home life, where Dempsey is focusing on "being a father to my children," who include a daughter, Talula, and twin sons, Sullivan and Darby. Finally, he has his racing. In fact, he was training overseas when the shocking episode aired Thursday night. In Daytona , getting ready to test 58 car this weekend pic.twitter.com/Styxrr52S7— Patrick Dempsey (@PatrickDempsey) January 7, 2015Dempsey added that he knew his fate on Grey's probably back in February or March. When it comes to the end of an era, he said, "Shepherd is a beloved character. People don’t want to lose him. ... But it goes on, and it will evolve." 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.

Bill Murray, Danny McBride, Anthony Bourdain Spend Night at the Ballpark


Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Danny McBride and Anthony Bourdain are making the most of their time in Charleston, South Carolina. Thursday evening, McBride, who's in town shooting a new series, Vice Principals, and Bourdain, who met with local chef Sean Brock, joined South Carolina local Bill Murray for a Charleston RiverDogs game. "Bill owns a piece of the team, and Bill said, 'I'm going to the ballgame,' so they all agreed to go," Dave Echols, the general manager of the minor league team, told ABC News. Murray, who attends RiverDogs games regularly, usually sits with the fans, Echols said, but because they were filming, the group sat in one of the suites. There, Echols said, the group likely was sent concession items unique to the ballpark. "We probably took them a beer shake ... [and] a brisket ramen noodle bowl," Echols said. "I think we gave them a foot-long corn-dog wrapped in bacon." As if the concession items weren't enough, the group also got to see a win, as the RiverDogs beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 4-2. The stars are out tonight. Can you name these three guys? pic.twitter.com/P0I7T4Jf6c— Charleston RiverDogs (@ChasRiverDogs) April 23, 2015 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.

Victoria Beckham Gushes About 'Tomboy' Daughter Harper


Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Of all the women in the world, you would never think that Victoria Beckham's daughter Harper, 3, would be a "tomboy," but she is. Beckham, 41, spoke to Ellen DeGeneres earlier this week and couldn't stop gushing about her youngest child. The last time she was on the comedian's show was seven years ago, so she had Harper since chatting with DeGeneres. "She’s so great. And the boys are great with her. She’s a little tomboy. You know, she loves to wear little dresses, but then she loves to put her football boots on and get in the garden with her brothers and have a bit of rough and tumble, which I think is great," she said in a clip of the episode obtained by the Daily Mail.Harper is the youngest and has older brothers Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 10. "They are really good kids, they work hard at school, they're happy, they're funny," she said. "They are just really good kids." Beckham also gushed about her oldest, Brooklyn, who works at a cafe washing dishes, despite his rich, famous parents. "I think it's great," she said. "For me and David, we work a lot, but the kids are everything."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.

How Bruce Jenner Told His Children About His Transition


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For years, Bruce Jenner’s relationships with his famous children have been documented for the reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Recently, however, their typically breezy conversations took a decidedly more personal turn, when the former Olympian opened up to them about his gender transition. “I tried to explain to them that. ... ‘As much of your upbringing was her much as it was the he side, that I will always be there. I’m not going anywhere,’” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special edition of 20/20. During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.” Still, Jenner’s openness was met by his kids with tears, concern and love. There were also questions, including, ‘Should we still call you ‘Dad’?” "Those are the only ones I’m concerned with and… I can’t let myself hurt them,” Jenner said. Jenner has six biological children: Burt and Cassandra with his first wife Chrystie Scott, Brandon and Brody with his second wife Linda Thompson, and Kendall and Kylie with his third wife Kris Jenner. Jenner also played an integral role in raising Kris’s four children from her first marriage, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert Kardashian. Each had a different reaction: Burt: Jenner’s eldest was supportive, but he also admitted that he’s struggled with the news. “It’s hard for me. He’s always answered his phone, you know, ‘What are you doin’ big guy?’ ‘Well, nothin’ big guy!’” he said. “And now, you know, do I ever-- would you ever call a female ‘big guy’? No you would not.” Cassandra: Cassandra met her father’s admission with concern. Worried that she was losing the parent she knew, she felt “huge relief” when Jenner said that she should still call him “dad.” “Dad said… ‘It’s not that I’m trying to dress up like a woman. It’s that I’ve spent my whole life dressing like a man,’” she recalled. “I just held his hand and I cried with him and I just told him how proud of him I was and how inspired I was.” Brandon: Brandon, Jenner’s third-born and an expectant father himself, was the first child Jenner told that he was struggling with gender identity. “Brandon is kind of like our little Gandhi,” Jenner explained. “He’s got this soul that’s just wonderful.” Brandon understands the transition might not be “easy,” and he and his siblings are rallying around their dad. “There’s a thread throughout his whole life of, you know, a life that he was longing to live, really. And, you know, when you’re that close with somebody, you see little clues, you know, no matter what,” he said. “I feel like I’m getting an upgraded version of my dad, of a parent.” “I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family,” Brandon said. Brody: Jenner admitted that he wasn’t always a very attentive father, especially in the years when he was struggling most with his gender identity, which is when Brody was a young child. Brody, his fourth child, took that especially hard. Having this conversation, Brody said, really helped him better understand what was going on during those years. “The first thing I thought was just like, 'It finally makes sense,’” he said. Kendall and Kylie: Jenner’s youngest two actually caught their father trying on in a dress well before he talked to them about his gender transition. “They had their computer on that security mode, so any time someone walked in the room, the camera turned on because Kendall thought Kylie was stealing clothes from her,” Jenner explained. “They came home and turned on their computer and ‘oh my God.’” However, the Olympian’s discussion about the transition was still a tearful one. “They are very protective of me,” Jenner explained. “They don’t want anybody to hurt dad." In a joint statement to ABC News, Kendall and Kylie Jenner said, “We love our dad very much as he is an amazing father. We couldn’t ask for a better dad. He has the biggest heart and all we want for him is to be happy. If he’s happy, we’re happy.” The Kardashians: Kim, who also once caught Jenner in a dress, was the first of the Kardashian children to know. After she initially brushed him off, the reality TV star became much more understanding after her husband, Kanye West, discussed with her the importance of being true to one’s self. “They were talking about it and he says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world. I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me ... if I can’t be true to myself they don’t mean anything,’ … and since then, Kimberly has been by far the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to,” Jenner said. She’s also encouraged Jenner to really embrace his new image. “[She said], ‘Girl, you gotta rock it baby. You gotta look good! If you’re doing this thing, I’m helping you. You’re representing the family. You gotta look really good,’” Jenner said. Also in Jenner’s camp is Kourtney, though she did have questions about what to tell her three small children about Jenner’s new life. And of all the Kardashians, Khloe has had the toughest time with Jenner’s transition. “She’s had a lot of losses in her life,” he said, citing the death of Khloe’s father and the breakup of her marriage. “She feels likes there’s this massive… ‘my whole life is falling apart,’ you know, ‘it’s my dad,’ and I try to explain… but I’m not going anywhere. I’m still going to be there for you." When reached by ABC News for this report, Kim Kardashian declined to comment. Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment. ABC News also reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment.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.