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Ozzy Osbourne Says Marriage to Sharon Is “Back on Track Again”

Tibrina Hobson/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Ozzy Osbourne said his very public split from wife Sharon Osbourne earlier this year was just a “bump in the road” and the two are now “back on track again.”

“Oh, she’s back on track again,” the Black Sabbath frontman, 67, said in an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “You just, you make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think.”

After tabloid reports of turbulence in their 33-year marriage, Sharon announced on CBS’ The Talk in May that she had kicked her husband out of their home.

“I’m 63 years of age and I can’t keep living like this,” she said on the show, which she co-hosts. “I don’t know where I’m going, who I’m going with. And I just need time to think.”

Now, two months later, Ozzy, who has three children with Sharon, put a different perspective on their marital troubles.

“No, it’s just a bump in the road,” he said. “Some days it’s good, some days it’s terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while. But you get back on the horse, you know.”

Osbourne’s son, Jack, who is married with two children of his own, defended the fact that marriage is not always perfect.

“As a married person myself, you know, marriage is not like, ‘Hey, we’re married. All is good,'” Jack told GMA. “I mean, it’s just life.”

The Osbourne father and son are hitting the road together for their new, offbeat travelogue reality series,Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour, which airs Sundays on the History Channel.

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Kristen Bell: Fame, Family, and Her “Tiny” Wedding

ABC/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — She might not be the “biggest fish” in Hollywood, but that’s just fine with Kristen Bell. “Those big fish sometimes have a hard time,” the Bad Moms star told CBS Sunday Morning. “I can still go to the grocery store.”

Bell’s focus remains her family not fame, the Frozen voiceover actress noted, sharing for the very first time pictures of her “tiny” wedding to actor Dax Shepard.

While some stars are more famous for their multimillion dollar weddings that are expensive as their marriages are short, Bell and her hubby had a simple, no-frills courthouse wedding in 2013 that remains one of the highlights of Bell’s life.

“We got married in a tiny room in the Beverly Hills courthouse, and it was still one of the best days of my life,” Bell explained, showing the couple’s attire was equally understated: Shepard is wearing a black tuxedo with bow tie and Bell has on a simple black top and pants with a statement necklace.

Bell got emotional while talking about her actor husband and the father of their two young daughters.

“He’s a wonderful father,” she said, tearing up.

“He knows the value of things. He was an addict for many, many years and he pulled himself out of it, and he’s been sober for 11 or 12 years now,” Bell added. “And he knows how many times he’s messed up and how many times he’s been really closing to losing everything.”

Bell also knows the value of family. The Bad Moms star, who has appeared with her husband in ads for Samsung Electronics and will star alongside him in a movie next year, doesn’t take what she has for granted.

“I always think, if I’m on my deathbed, what am I gonna be thinking about? And it won’t be some random movie I participated in, or some TV show. It will be my family,” Bell said.

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“Doctor Strange,” Baby Groot, Take Root at Comic Con

Marvel Studios(SAN DIEGO) — If you’re a fan of Marvel movies, you were in heaven this weekend.

All sorts of news from the comic book and film giant came out of Comic-Con in San Diego. Let’s start with the premiere of the second trailer for Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, who turns to mysticism to try to heal his injured hands following a terrible car wreck — and ends up discovering the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

The new, nearly two-and-a-half-minute clip prominently features Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Strange’s mentor, who helps transform the brilliant surgeon into the “Sorcerer Supreme.”

Speaking with ABC Radio at Comic-Con, director Scott Derrickson said of the film, “It is darker, I think, and more serious than maybe any Marvel movie….It’s not Guardians of the Galaxy but it’s by no means dour.”

Doctor Strange, co-starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen, will be released November 4.

Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, new footage from the sequel was screened, and Kurt Russell was confirmed to be playing Ego (AKA Ego, The Living Planet), the alien father of Chris Pratt’s half-earthling Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

The film will have a baby Groot, which director James Gunn says he spent a lot of time designing — and about whom lucky fans who saw a peek couldn’t stop gushing online.

“It was something that really ushered the movie in a new direction,” he says of the tree character, which was born out of the Groot that died in the first film. (GUNN AND DERRICKSON AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

It was announced that a new attraction based on the Guardians of the Galaxy series will open at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, California, next summer. You can preview the ride by watching a featurette on Disneyland’s YouTube page.

The sequel debuts in May of 2017.

Marvel also unveiled Hulk-related props from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, as well as footage and concept art of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will have Tom Holland reprising the titular role after appearing in this year’s Captain America: Civil War.

“It’s a straight-up high school movie,” director Jon Watts described the project.

The film, also featuring Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei, hits theaters in July of 2017.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Comic-Con: “Black Panther” Stars Say Marvel’s “Embracing…Diversity”

L-R: Director Ryan Coogler, actors Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — Marvel’s Black Panther cast was unveiled over the weekend during Comic-Con in San Diego.

We already knew Chadwick Boseman will play the titular character. On Saturday, the studio confirmed that Michael B. Jordan will co-star as Erik Killmonger; Lupita Nyong’o will portray Nakia; and The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira will fill the role of Okoye.

Jordan told ABC Radio “it’s about time” that there’s a comic book movie with a black cast and black director — his Creed director, Ryan Coogler.

“I feel really optimistic about it and I’m really proud to be a part of it,” he added.

Jordan further commented on how a movie like this one can help heal the racial tensions the country is experiencing right now.

“I think whenever you’re able to tell stories from different perspectives that people might have a stereotypical point of view on and you’re able to shine a light on it in a creative way, I think that always helps,” he said.

Nyong’o pointed out that Marvel has a “rich and diverse universe,” and its films are “embracing that diversity.”

Black Panther will arrive in theaters in 2018.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Music All-Stars Tell Candidates to “Stop Using Our Songs”

John Oliver; Emily Shur/HBO(NEW YORK) — Every election cycle, there’s always at least a few stories about candidates using a singer or band’s song in their campaign without the artist’s permission. Most recently, it’s the Donald Trump campaign that’s taken heat for that from Queen, The Rolling Stones and George Harrison. Now, John Oliver is giving the artists their say.

A segment that aired Sunday night on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver features some A-list artists all performing “Stop Using Our Songs” — a tongue-in-cheek, “We Are the World”-type anthem appealing to politicians to, well, stop using their songs without permission.

Rockers Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, John Mellencamp, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, and pop stars Cyndi Lauper, Usher, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban and Michael Bolton all take turns singing the verses, then join in on the chorus:

“Stop using our songs, you won’t sing along/It might seem appealing, but you’re just stealing.”

The video does give candidates an alternate song they can use for free: a cat walking across an electric organ’s keys, then laying down on them for a nice nap.

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“Star Trek Beyond” Lands in First Place at Weekend Box Office

Paramount(NEW YORK) — Star Trek Beyond beamed up to the top spot at the weekend box office.

The third movie in the rebooted Star Trek franchise earned an estimated 59.6 million dollars to open in first place.

Star Trek Beyond was directed by Justin Lin, who took over the reigns from J.J. Abrams. The movie features Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho and the late Anton Yelchin, plus newcomer to the series Idris Elba.

After two weeks in first place, the animated hit The Secret Life of Pets slipped to second place, collecting 29.3 million dollars.

The new horror flick Lights Out tied for third place with Ghostbusters; both made 21.6 million dollars.

Ice Age: Collision Course followed with a 21-million-dollar debut.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. Star Trek Beyond, $59.6 million.
2. The Secret Life of Pets, $29.3 million.
3T. Lights Out, $21.6 million.
3T. Ghostbusters, $21.6 million.
5. Ice Age: Collision Course, $21 million.
6. Finding Dory, $7.2 million.
7. The Legend of Tarzan, $6.4 million.
8. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, $4.4 million.
9. Kabali (Tamil & Telugu), $4.1 million.
10. Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, $3.7 million.

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“Star Trek Beyond’s” Zachary Quinto Remembers Leonard Nimoy, Anton Yelchin

Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) — Zachary Quinto can be seen in his third go ’round as Mr. Spock in Star Trek Beyond. In a chat with ABC News, Quinto admits he was nervous to meet the late Leonard Nimoy before getting the chance to play the actor and director’s younger self.

However, the pair unexpectedly became close friends, Quinto says, making Nimoy’s death in 2015 especially hard. “It just became a really, really profound and important relationship, and I miss him.”

Although Nimoy is gone, he’s a part of Star Trek Beyond, Quinto explains. “I feel like it was very important for me to find a way to include him in this film. and I thought that Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, our writers, did a beautiful job of really weaving him into the narrative, and not having it be a fleeting acknowledgement…”

Quinto adds, “A lot of audiences responded really, really positively to that.”

The cast also had to weather the death of another former castmember, Anton Yelchin, who was killed in a freak car accident in June.

His character, Pavel Chekov, won’t be re-cast by Trek reboot series producer J.J. Abrams, and Quinto agrees with the decision. “To honor him and the beautiful work in these movies, we’ll find ways to honor him and celebrate him, but not try to ever put somebody in his place, because that would be impossible anyway…He was an incredible guy. We miss him.”

Star Trek Beyond debuted in first place over the weekend, earning an estimated 59.6 million dollars.

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AMC Drops “The Walking Dead” Season 7 Trailer, Release Date

AMC(SAN DIEGO) — On October 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern, fans of The Walking Dead will finally got to see which one of Rick’s gang Negan executed in the closing moments of season six.

The AMC smash — pun intended — will return that night, finally, presumably, solving the mystery of which cast member bought it at the end of Lucille, the barb wire-covered bat wielded by Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s big bad.

Along with that news, shared at San Diego Comic-Con, came a new trailer.

Footage of the beloved characters in the Grimes posse — Rick, Daryl, Carl, Abraham, Maggie, Glenn, Sasha, Aaron, Michonne, Rosita, and Eugene — flash by as Negan calmly recites, “Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe.”

The footage — which also features the expected walker-killing action — also introduces another major character from the Walking Dead graphic novel series, the tiger-wielding King Ezekiel.

Seriously: dude sits on a throne and pets a tiger.

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Paul McCartney Honored as UK’s “Most Successful Album Artist”

MPL Communications/MJ Kim(LONDON) — The U.K.’s Official Charts Company has presented Paul McCartney with the prestigious Official Chart Record Breaker Award in recognition of the rock legend being the most successful album artist in the history of his home country. McCartney received the honor for scoring more total #1 albums on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart, 22, than any other artist.

The 74-year-old musician’s old band The Beatles notched 15 chart-topping albums, while Sir Paul also hit #1 four times as a solo artist, twice with Wings and once with his late wife, Linda.

In a video message, McCartney says the honor, “feels unbelievable, because when you write your songs you don’t count how well they’re doing. I remember when Please, Please Me went to number one, that was our first number one record, and it’s a beautiful feeling to suddenly get this [award].”

He adds, “So thank you to the people for giving it to me, I love you. And thank you to everyone who made it possible by buying the records, we love you too!”

The Official Charts Company notes that McCartney also has spent the most total weeks atop the albums chart, 191, while the Fab Four’s first album, 1963’s Please Please Me, was #1 for more weeks, 30, than any other debut effort.

Following McCartney on the list of artists with the most #1 U.K. albums are his three Beatles band mates: John Lennon at #2 with 18; George Harrison at #3 with 17; and Ringo Starr tied at #4 — with pop star Robbie Williams — with 15. Elvis Presley, Phil Collins and Madonna are tied for sixth place on the list with 12 chart-topping albums, while David Bowie is #9 with 11.

McCartney receives his award on the 60th anniversary of the publication of the first Official Albums Chart.

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Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” “The Defenders” — Netflix Socks It to Comic-Con

Marvel/NetflixAs its hard-hitting “Hell’s Kitchen Heroes” would, Marvel came out swinging at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, with a slew of news and new footage from its Netflix shows.

Not only did they release a full teaser to this fall’s Luke Cage, but also a “first look” at the upcoming Iron Fist, and teasers for both the third season of Daredevil, and The Defenders, the series that will unite each of the series titular heroes — as well as Kysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones — into one Avengers-like team.

Luke Cage hits the streaming service first, debuting on September 20. In the series, Mike Colter reprises his Jessica Jones role as Cage, a wrongly-accused fugitive left super-strong and unbreakable after an experiment. The series will see Luke relocating uptown from Jones’ and Daredevil’s home turf of Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, where Cage will take on criminal kingpin Cottonmouth Stokes, the cousin of a local politician played by Alfre Woodard.

“…I’m not wearing a costume,” Colter says of Cage. “I’m a street-level hero. And what I’m trying to do is work on saving the community.” He adds of the anticipated series, “It’s really grounded.”

Iron Fist follows Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the son of a murdered business mogul who masters martial arts — and eventually a mystical power that makes his fists inhumanly strong — to avenge his murdered parents. The show debuts in 2017, as does Defenders.

Release dates for a second season of Jones, Daredevil season 3, and a Punisher series haven’t been released.

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