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Hugh Jackman Hints He’s Giving Up Wolverine Role

Fox(NEW YORK) — Hugh Jackman may be hanging up his claws for good.

The Australian actor is set to star in a third Wolverine film that will be released in 2017. Jackman hinted over the weekend that he may retire from the mutant role after that.

Jackman, 46, posted to Instagram on Saturday a photo of his hands, one of which featured Wolverine’s claws. He wrote, “WOLVERINE …ONE LAST TIME. HJ.”

If he does walk away from the Wolverine character, it wouldn’t be a total surprise. He told SFX magazine in 2014 regarding the Wolverine series, “If I did another one I’m 99.9 percent sure it would be the last.”

Jackman previously starred in two stand-alone Wolverine films: 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013’s The Wolverine. He’s also played the character in several X-Men movies, including last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

His next Wolverine film, which is currently untitled, will open on March 3, 2017.

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Report: Harrison Ford Released from Hospital

Fernando Leon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Harrison Ford reportedly has been released from the hospital following his plane crash earlier this month.

A source tells People magazine that the 72-year-old Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor was seen driving in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Ford crashed a single-engine, World War II-era plane on a golf course near the Santa Monica airport on March 5. He was transported to UCLA Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ford’s wife, actress Calista Flockhart, was later spotted visiting him at the hospital.

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“Home” Smashes Expectations at Weekend Box Office

Fox(NEW YORK) — In the battle between R-rated comedy and animation at the box office over the weekend, there was a clear winner.

Home, the animated alien adventure featuring the voices of Jim Parsons and Rihanna, won the weekend and smashed expectations. The film opened to an estimated $54 million.

In second place, the Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell comedy Get Hard opened to an estimated $34.6 million, the best R-rated opening for either comedian.

Insurgent finished in third place, followed by Cinderella and the horror film It Follows.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Home: $54 million
2. Get Hard: $34.61 million
3. The Divergent Series: Insurgent: $2.075 million
4. Cinderella: $17.51 million
5. It Follows: $4.02 million
6. Kingsman: The Secret Service: $3.05 million
7. Run All Night: $2.20 million
8. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: $2.18 million
9. Do You Believe?: $2.15 million
10. The Gunman: $2.045 million

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Peter Dinklage Accidentally Reveals Major “Game of Thrones” Spoiler

HBO(NEW YORK) — It’s got to be hard to keep things to yourself when you are part of a super secret show like Game of Thrones.

And Peter Dinklage learned this recently when he leaked a big bit of show information, but not on purpose.

During an interview with Popsugar, Dinklage was asked if he had any questions for GOT writer George R. R. Martin.

“Do I die?” Dinklage said. “I just wanna know.”

But season 5 hasn’t started yet and the show has started to deviate slightly from the books, so who knows who might die this year.

“We are going to start [season] 6 soon,” he said later in the interview.

Wait, so that means Dinklage’s Tyrion survives the year!

“But I guess I just did a spoiler that I don’t die this season,” he said, smiling.

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Bruce Jenner Breaks Down Because Kris Replaced Him in Living Will

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It seemed hard for Bruce Jenner, 65, to hear that, after he and Kris Jenner got divorced, she replaced him as executor of her living will.

In a teaser clip for Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you see the Kardashian matriarch tell her ex-husband that Kourtney Kardashian is now in charge of her living will.

In the one-minute clip, obtained by People magazine, Kris Jenner, 59, is signing papers before she goes under sedation for a medical procedure.

The nurse asks Kris about “advance directives for health care.”

“Actually, I just changed it,” Jenner tells the nurse. “It’s Kourtney Kardashian, if anything was to happen.”

She then says that Bruce Jenner has been the executor on her living will for more than 20 years, the length of the couple’s marriage.

“But when Bruce and I got divorced, I decided that Kourtney was going to be the executor of my will,” she says.

Bruce Jenner calls attention to the fact that he’s the one sitting by his ex’s side while she is in the hospital.

“She’s not here,” he says of Kourtney Kardashian.

Kris Jenner then affirms that the couple is divorced and that’s the reason for the switch.

“I don’t think you should be the one that would decide,” she adds.

The moment seems to cause Bruce to take off his glasses and wipe a tear from his eye.

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Five Things to Know About Taylor Swift’s Rumored New Beau Calvin Harris

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift has been spending time with producer Calvin Harris recently, leading some to speculate as to whether they’re dating.

So far, Swift, 25, has remained mum on the subject, while her publicist has not yet responded to requests for comment.

The two were photographed together in Nashville a few days ago, and then again at a Kenny Chesney concert on Thursday.

But who is he? Here are five things to know about the “Shake It Off” singer’s potential new beau:

1. He’s Scottish

His stage name may be Calvin Harris, but the 31-year-old deejay was born Adam Richard Wiles in Scotland. He discovered his talent for production when he was a teenager and once he had enough money, he moved to London to launch his music career. He told Forbes in 2013 that he found success after networking with his manager on MySpace.

2. He’s Collaborated With a Litany of Musicians

Harris has written and produced music for some of your favorite singers. He produced “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been” for Rihanna, and his latest album features collaborations with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani and Haim.

3. He’s Wealthy

Last year, Harris was listed as number 21 on Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrities list. According to the magazine, he earned $66 million over the previous 12 months.

4. He’s Ripped

Yes, Harris is a sought-after music producer with a residency at the Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas. However, he also models on the side for Emporio Armani.

“On tour but also training for next Armani shoot!” he wrote on Instagram recently. “Staying in a gym routine while on the road is tricky, but as long as you don’t drink, eat well, sleep enough and take one of those mad little ab rollers with u everywhere you’ll be good.”

5. This Wouldn’t Be His First High-Profile Relationship

Harris previously dated singer Rita Ora.

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93-Year-Old Betty White Reveals Her Biggest Regret

Photo by Brian To/Getty Images for The Lifeline Program(NEW YORK) — Betty White’s biggest regret in life involved her late husband Allen Ludden, who died from stomach cancer in 1981.

White, 93, spoke to Oprah Winfrey for Sunday’s Oprah: Where Are They Now? and said that her major regret was not marrying her husband a year earlier.

They were together for 18 years before he died.

“I spent a whole year, wasted a whole year, that Allen and I could have had together, saying ‘No’ I wouldn’t marry him,” White told Oprah, referring to the year it took for her to accept Ludden’s proposals. “Saying, no, I won’t leave California. No, I won’t move to New York. I wasted a whole year we could have had together.”

She added, with a smile, “But, we made it. We finally did.”

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“Home” Star Rihanna Wants Movie to Empower Girls

Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rihanna made her acting debut in the poorly-received 2012 big-budget sci-fi flick Battleship, and had cameo appearances in 2013’s This Is the End and last year’s Annie remake.

Now, it’s her voice — her speaking voice, not her singing voice — that’s front and center in the new animated movie Home, which opens in theaters on Friday.

In Home, Rihanna voices a resourceful and brave little girl named Tip who becomes separated from her mom, voiced by Jennifer Lopez, when aliens invade Earth. She evades capture, goes on the run and teams up with one of the aliens, voiced by Jim Parsons. Together, the two learn about acceptance, friendship and perseverance.

“I think it was both important to me and [the movie studio] for this character to be as realistic as possible,” says Rihanna of Tip. “We wanted little girls to feel empowered. Little girls of any size, shape, color, race — it didn’t matter.”

“We wanted girls to just feel strong and brave and empowered and beautiful and like they can do anything and they can take charge of their life or their situation, no matter what,” the singer added.

Also important, says Rihanna, is the fact is that Tip looks like a lot of the kids who’ll be going to see Home this weekend.

“I think we were really, really careful, especially with the animation and making sure that she wore the right thing, that her body was not unrealistic, you know?” she says. “And I think for kids, that’s gonna be very special. For young girls, especially.”

Rihanna also contributed three songs to the Home soundtrack; songs by Charli XCX, Jennifer Lopez, Kiesza and other artists round out the package.

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“Mad Men” Donates Its Iconic Style to the Smithsonian

Michael Yarish/AMC(NEW YORK) — Cigarettes and hard liquor may not be what immediately springs to mind at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, but that is exactly what was unveiled Friday in homage to the massively popular television series Mad Men.

Now in its final season, the serial drama’s creators at AMC cable network and Lionsgate have gone on a blitz of farewell events including screenings and speeches.

And now its antihero, actor Jon Hamm’s drinking and womanizing marketing executive Don Draper, will have his suit and other artifacts on display in the nation’s capital.

It will be part of an exhibit that examines American business from the Founding Fathers up through the present day — including the notorious marketing practices of the 1960’s that sets the backdrop for the show. The Smithsonian says Mad Men was specifically selected because of the series’ attention to detail from the time period — much of the set uses actual antique items from the mid 20th century or recreates them in painstaking detail.

The items on display run from high culture to the mundane — high-priced wristwatches and top shelf liquor stand next to toothbrushes, cartons of Lucky Strike cigarettes and a simple kitchen apron. It also revealed that the institution had been consulted by AMC in the recreation of some period items, including old telegraph printouts, although that scene was later cut.

“It is very hard to recreate even a moment from yesterday,” series creator Matthew Weiner said.

“I have always been interested in telling a story on the human scale, and this is the archaeological site of humanity from this period. We’re glad that we saved these things and recreated these things because so much of it was thrown away. It was fun to try to recreate a check stub,” he added.

Hamm also attended alongside costars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.

The Smithsonian’s “American Enterprise” exhibit will be opened to the public on July 1st. Mad Men will now be joining the likes of Sesame Street, Seinfeld, and All in the Family in its halls.

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Cigarettes and hard liquor may not be what immediately springs to mind at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, but that is exactly what was unveiled today in homage to the massively popular television series “Mad Men.”

Now in its final season, the serial drama’s creators at AMC cable network and Lionsgate have gone on a blitz of farewell events including screenings and speeches.

And now its antihero, actor Jon Hamm‘s drinking and womanizing marketing executive Don Draper, will have his suit and other artifacts on display in the nation’s capital.

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It will be part of an exhibit that examines American business from the Founding Fathers up through the present day — including the notorious marketing practices of the 1960’s that sets the backdrop for the show. The Smithsonian says “Mad Men” was specifically selected because of the series’ attention to detail from the time period — much of the set uses actual antique items from the mid 20th century or recreates them in painstaking detail.

PHOTO: Some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, Mad Men that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, are displayed, March 27, 2015.

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo
PHOTO: Some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, are displayed, March 27, 2015.

The items on display run from high culture to the mundane — high-priced wristwatches and top shelf liquor stand next to toothbrushes, cartons of Lucky Strike cigarettes and a simple kitchen apron. It also revealed that the institution had been consulted by AMC in the recreation of some period items, including old telegraph printouts, although that scene was later cut.

“It is very hard to recreate even a moment from yesterday,” series creator Matthew Weiner said.

“I have always been interested in telling a story on the human scale, and this is the archaeological site of humanity from this period. We’re glad that we saved these things and recreated these things because so much of it was thrown away. It was fun to try to recreate a check stub,” he added.

PHOTO: Some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, Mad Men that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, are displayed, March 27, 2015.

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo
PHOTO: Some objects, costumes, props, sketches and a script from the AMC and Lionsgate TV series, “Mad Men” that were donated to the National Museum of American History in Washington, are displayed, March 27, 2015.

Hamm also attended alongside costars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.

The Smithsonian’s “American Enterprise” exhibit will be opened to the public on July 1st. Mad Men will now be joining the likes of Sesame Street, Seinfeld, and All in the Family in its halls.

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“Mad Men’s” John Slattery Says He Turned Down “Empire” Role

Michael Yarish/AMC(NEW YORK) — How would Roger Sterling fit in the world of hip-hop music? We may never find out.

The actor who plays Roger on AMC’s Mad Men, John Slattery, says he was offered a role on the Fox hit Empire. Empire was co-created by Danny Strong, who has guest starred on Mad Men.

Slattery commented on Strong’s success while speaking with The Daily Beast, saying, “That guy is on top of the world right now with Empire. If he reads this, ‘Danny, I need a job!'”

He then revealed that Strong “actually asked me if I wanted to be on Empire, and I think I let that ship sail. I don’t know who I would’ve played…some white dude.”

We’ll still get to see Slattery on TV when Mad Men begins its final run of episodes on April 5.

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