Review Category : Entertainment

Comedian Artie Lange Hospitalized

@artiequitter/Twitter(DETROIT) — Comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized in the Detroit area on Tuesday after going into diabetic shock.

Lange tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed.

In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs. pic.twitter.com/tdM4jr2lJ0

— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) April 15, 2014

He’s set to perform in Los Angeles this Saturday, though it remains to be seen whether he’ll have to reschedule.

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Ellen DeGeneres Tops “Out” Magazine’s “Power 50″ List

ABC/Andrew Eccles(NEW YORK) — Ellen DeGeneres ranks first on Out magazine‘s eighth annual “Power 50″ list of the most influential LGBT voices in American culture.

The magazine cites DeGeneres’ popular daytime talk show, as well as her recent turn as Oscars host, during which she “almost shut down Twitter” with her star-studded selfie, which set a record for retweets.

Other names from the TV world included in the top 10: Glee creator Ryan Murphy, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, Bravo host Andy Cohen, and Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts.

Further down the list are CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Glee actress Jane Lynch and X-Men: Days of Future Past actress Ellen Page, the latter of whom came out earlier this year.

You can browse the complete “Power 50″ list on Out.com.

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“The View’s” Jenny McCarthy Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — The View co-host Jenny McCarthy is engaged to her boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy announced the news on the ABC daytime program Wednesday morning.

McCarthy recounted how the New Kids on the Block member involved her 11-year-old son Evan in the proposal.

“He went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said ‘Will’ and he handed it to me…and then Evan ran away and Evan came in with a card that said ‘You,’ and then he ran away,” she described.

McCarthy quickly figured out what was going on.

“And then Evan came back with a card that said “Marry” — but spelled wrong. It said M-A-R-Y,” she continued, laughing. “And then the last time, Donnie came out with Evan and Donnie’s shirt said ‘Me’ with a question mark.”

She added, “Of course, I said ‘Yes.’ In that moment Evan yelled, ‘I have another dad!’ and it made all of us cry and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and he’s so wonderful.”

The two have been dating since last summer; they’re thinking of either getting married in August, or stretching the engagement out until next year, McCarthy said.

View creator Barbara Walters then offered to host the nuptials in her New York City apartment, but quipped that they’d have to find another location for the honeymoon.

McCarthy was previously married to actor/director John Mallory Asher, who is the father of her son. They divorced in 2005; later that year she began dating Jim Carrey. They split in 2010.

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“The View’s” Jenny McCarthy Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — The View co-host Jenny McCarthy is engaged to her boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy announced the news on the ABC daytime program Wednesday morning.

McCarthy recounted how the New Kids on the Block member involved her 11-year-old son Evan in the proposal.

“He went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said ‘Will’ and he handed it to me…and then Evan ran away and Evan came in with a card that said ‘You,’ and then he ran away,” she described.

McCarthy quickly figured out what was going on.

“And then Evan came back with a card that said “Marry” — but spelled wrong. It said M-A-R-Y,” she continued, laughing. “And then the last time, Donnie came out with Evan and Donnie’s shirt said ‘Me’ with a question mark.”

She added, “Of course, I said ‘Yes.’ In that moment Evan yelled, ‘I have another dad!’ and it made all of us cry and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and he’s so wonderful.”

The two have been dating since last summer; they’re thinking of either getting married in August, or stretching the engagement out until next year, McCarthy said.

View creator Barbara Walters then offered to host the nuptials in her New York City apartment, but quipped that they’d have to find another location for the honeymoon.

McCarthy was previously married to actor/director John Mallory Asher, who is the father of her son. They divorced in 2005; later that year she began dating Jim Carrey. They split in 2010.

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Miley Cyrus Will Remain Hospitalized

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Miley Cyrus is being forced to cancel another concert because of illness.

The singer, 21, who was hospitalized in Kansas City on Tuesday for a “severe allergic reaction” to antibiotics, is not being discharged, she revealed. The Kansas City show was canceled Tuesday night.

“I can’t get a hold of my team because it is so early so I want to be the one to tell my fans especially the ones trekking to get there,” she tweeted. “the hospital is sayin i wont b released today?? therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control.”

Cyrus also hit back at critics who accused her of slacking off during her international Bangerz tour.

“humans can b so selfish. if any1 thinks id rather b layin n a hospital bed than doing what i love on stage theyre f—-n LAME,” she tweeted. “im miserable.”

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Final “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Trailer Debuts

Fox(NEW YORK) — 20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for its upcoming time-jumping X-Men movie, Days of Future Past.

Bryan Singer, who called the shots on 2000′s X-Men and 2003′s X2: X-Men United, is back in the director’s chair. This time, he reunites many of the main mutants from his movies, including Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen with the actors from X-Men: First Class like Jennifer Lawrence, as well as James McAvoy and Michael Fassbinder — who play, respectively, the younger version of Stewart’s Professor Xavier and McKellen’s Magneto.

This trailer gives the best peeks to date about the plot, which is based on an X-Men comic series of the same name. In the film, an anthropologist named Bolivar Trask, played by Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, helps create mutant-hunting robots called Sentinels, which eventually come to threaten all humans.

In this war-torn future, Professor X sends Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine back in time to get mutants on opposing sides to band together to stop the apocalyptic end times from occurring — though as the snippet suggests, recruiting isn’t easy.

Days of Future Past, which also stars Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Nicholas Hoult, Daniel Cudmore, and Kelsey Grammer, opens on May 23.

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Billy Bob Thornton Hits the Small Screen in FX’s “Fargo”

FX/Matthias Clamer (NEW YORK) — Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton is trading the big screen for the small, in FX’s new adaptation of another Academy Award winner, Fargo.

The series kicked off Tuesday night on the network, and the actor explained to ABC News Radio that he couldn’t say no to the project, in which he plays a psychotic drifter.

“The writing was so good and what [writer Noah Hawley] did was he managed to capture the tone and the spirit of the Coen Brothers movie without imitating them,” Thornton said.

Thornton said the show is, “…a new animal and yet it still seems like Fargo and what it really is, it’s kind of what happens in that area of that country after the movie. Y’know, so it’s different characters, different story, but the same tone as the movie.”

As much fun as Thornton had on the series, he won’t be back: as, in the case of AMC’s American Horror Story, Fargo’s cast will apparently change season to season.

So even if Fargo gets renewed, Thornton won’t be on board — nor will anyone else from the freshman season, which includes Hobbit star Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, and Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk.

“…[I]t’s not out of the question that they’ll do another 10 but this particular story is over so it will be with new people,” Thornton explained. “…That’s why this was perfect for me because it was 10 episodes and then it’s over, so then I can still do two movies this year.”

That being said, the project has turned Thornton on to the small screen.

“[T]elevision has really excited me,” he said, “so this won’t be the last time for sure.”

Fargo airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern on FX.

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Religious Drama “Heaven Is For Real” Opens Nationwide

TriStar(NEW YORK) — The religious drama Heaven Is For Real opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Greg Kinnear plays a pastor, Todd Burpo, whose young son amazes him when he claims he visited heaven during a near-death experience.

British actress Kelly Reilly co-stars as the pastor’s wife, while newcomer Connor Corum takes on the role of the son, Colton. Margo Martindale and Thomas Haden Church also star in Heaven Is For Real, which is based on the best-selling book by the real-life Todd Burpo.

The film is rated PG.

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Paul Walker’s Brothers to Help Complete Shooting of “Fast & Furious 7″

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Paul Walker’s brothers will fill in for the late actor to help complete his scenes for the next film in the Fast & Furious franchise.

A statement posted Tuesday on the series’ official Facebook page announced that filming of Fast & Furious 7 has resumed, with Caleb and Cody Walker stepping in for their brother.

It reveals, “Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.”

The statement also notes that following Walker’s death in a car crash last November, “We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too.”

The statement adds that Walker had completed most of his scenes as Brian O’Conner for the film, and “it’s among the strongest work of his career.”

Production on Fast & Furious 7 was suspended for several months following Walker’s death. The film will arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015.

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