Review Category : Entertainment

“Bachelorette” Says She Knew She ‘Wasn’t Going to Please Everybody’

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Kaitlyn Bristowe got a lot of flack from viewers Monday night when on the Bachelorette she slept with contestant, Nick Viall, after a one-on-one date.

Bristowe tells ABC Radio she’s OK with all of the criticism she’s received throughout the season on her dating choices.

“I knew going into this I was not going to make everybody happy …especially being who I am and being true to myself,” she says. “I have a strong personality and I do things maybe people don’t agree with but I stand behind them so I knew there was going to be some backlash. I knew I wasn’t going to please everybody.”

Bristowe admits that being the Bachelorette was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but it’s one she says she doesn’t need to experience again.

“In my past dating experience I knew to date only one guy so this was very foreign to me and now I still want to stick to that,” she adds, with a laugh. “I learned I only want to date one guy because that was just too much.”

Word has it Bristowe is dating only one guy. She accidentally may have spoiled the entire season of The Bachelorette earlier this month when she recorded herself on the video app Snapchat. Bristowe showed herself in bed next to season 11 hopeful Shawn Booth, indicating he’s likely this season’s winner — or perhaps that Bristowe didn’t pick him to be her hubby-to-be, but hooked up with him anyway. Bristowe later deleted the video.

So far, ABC hasn’t addressed the situation.

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How Does Channing Tatum Feel About His Daughter Seeing “Magic Mike”?

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — Although millions of people have already seen Channing Tatum’s moves in Magic Mike, there’s one person who hasn’t seen the film…and he probably wants to keep it that way. Tatum said he’s already thought about what his 2-year-old daughter, Everly, might think if one day she sees the film and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL.

The actor, who’s married to his Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan Tatum, told People magazine that one day he’ll have to sit his daughter down and say, “once upon a time, Daddy played a stripper.”

“She’s gonna see it; there’s no way I could shelter her from it,” Tatum says. “I’m setting aside money for college and for therapy,” he quipped, before adding, “But you know, I can’t change the fact that I did this in real life.”

Tatum’s experiences as a stripper were the basis of the box office hit, Magic Mike, released in 2012. He’s also been very open about drinking heavily and experimenting with cocaine during that time.

“I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve ever done,” Tatum says. “I think we teach better through our behavior and by our experiences rather than trying to design some lesson.”

Magic Mike XXL is in theaters July 1.

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“Millionaire Matchmaker” Is Reportedly Single Again

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Patti Stanger, better known as the star of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, is single once again.

People reports the matchmaker and her boyfriend of three years, David Krause, have ended their relationship. The two began dating in 2012 after meeting via an online dating site.

A source added that the split was amicable and Stanger is doing well.

According to her Twitter feed, Stanger is spending time with another Bravo star. She posted photos of Jill Zarin on the beach in the Hamptons neighborhood of New York. “Thank you my fav BFF #selfie queen @Jillzarin 4 taking care of me. lost my voice n was so sick. I <3 u n ginger tea!" she wrote as the caption.

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“Millionaire Matchmaker” Is Reportedly Single Again

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Patti Stanger, better known as the star of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, is single once again.

People reports the matchmaker and her boyfriend of three years, David Krause, have ended their relationship. The two began dating in 2012 after meeting via an online dating site.

A source added that the split was amicable and Stanger is doing well.

According to her Twitter feed, Stanger is spending time with another Bravo star. She posted photos of Jill Zarin on the beach in the Hamptons neighborhood of New York. “Thank you my fav BFF #selfie queen @Jillzarin 4 taking care of me. lost my voice n was so sick. I <3 u n ginger tea!" she wrote as the caption.

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Report: “Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” Joe Giudice to Get Bravo Special

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — While Teresa Giudice is in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud, her husband Joe and their four daughters are reportedly filming a one-hour special for Bravo — the same network that made them household names after the two starred on Real Housewives of New Jersey.

According to Us Weekly, Joe and the cable network went through months of negotiations before filming, which started earlier this month. The deal was for a one-hour special, with additional episodes to follow possibly.

The magazine adds the special will center on how Joe continues to raise their four daughters without Teresa, who’s now in the middle of serving a 15-month sentence at a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. She reported to prison in January.

Back in April, Joe told Us he’d been talking to Bravo about a special. “Now it’s something for our attorneys to figure out,” he said then.

Joe was also sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars and will begin serving that sentence when his wife is freed.

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How Matt Bomer Channeled “Magic Mike” Character at Sister’s Wedding

Jason Kempin/NBC(NEW YORK) — Matt Bomer says he’s learned to be careful since he found himself channeling his Magic Mike stripper character off-screen. Bomer revealed Wednesday that he got carried away at his sister’s wedding shortly after completing the 2012 indie hit that tells the behind-the-scenes story of male strippers.

“At the reception dance, I started to bust out some Magic Mike moves, just some gyrations, some — you know, letting it all hang out there,” he said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “And I realized that my cousins were like, ‘Whoa, dude. Like, can you not do that at your sister’s wedding reception?’”

He added, laughing, “I was like, ‘You know what? I should probably pull back on these.’”

Bomer reprises the role of Ken — the spiritual stripper who moonlights as an actor — in the sequel, Magic Mike XXL. The actor even sings in the film, performing a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven.”

“[Writer and co-star Channing Tatum] wanted everybody to get a chance to shine in this movie and do something unique to them,” Bomer said. “And he said going into the movie he knew that it was going to be road trip movie and that I was going to sing. That was our starting template.”

Magic Mike XXL his theaters July 1.

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How Matt Bomer Channeled “Magic Mike” Character at Sister’s Wedding

Jason Kempin/NBC(NEW YORK) — Matt Bomer says he’s learned to be careful since he found himself channeling his Magic Mike stripper character off-screen. Bomer revealed Wednesday that he got carried away at his sister’s wedding shortly after completing the 2012 indie hit that tells the behind-the-scenes story of male strippers.

“At the reception dance, I started to bust out some Magic Mike moves, just some gyrations, some — you know, letting it all hang out there,” he said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “And I realized that my cousins were like, ‘Whoa, dude. Like, can you not do that at your sister’s wedding reception?’”

He added, laughing, “I was like, ‘You know what? I should probably pull back on these.’”

Bomer reprises the role of Ken — the spiritual stripper who moonlights as an actor — in the sequel, Magic Mike XXL. The actor even sings in the film, performing a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven.”

“[Writer and co-star Channing Tatum] wanted everybody to get a chance to shine in this movie and do something unique to them,” Bomer said. “And he said going into the movie he knew that it was going to be road trip movie and that I was going to sing. That was our starting template.”

Magic Mike XXL his theaters July 1.

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James Cameron Recalls How James Horner ‘Cracked the Heart and Soul’ of “Titanic”

DisruptiveLA(LOS ANGELES) — James Cameron has paid his respects to the late composer James Horner, stating in an essay posted by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that the first time that he heard Horner play the score for his movie Titanic, he cried.

Cameron said, “Then he played Rose’s theme and I was crying again.”

He recalled, “They were so bittersweet and emotionally resonant. He hadn’t orchestrated a thing, and I knew it was going to be one of cinema’s great scores. No matter how the movie turned out, and no one knew at that point — it could have been a dog — I knew it would be a great score. He thought he had done only five percent of the work, but I knew he had cracked the heart and soul.”

Titanic eventually won 11 Oscars, including Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song for “My Heart Will Go On.” Horner was scheduled to write the scores for Cameron’s future Avatar sequels, as he did for the 2009 original movie, for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

The agency that represented Horner confirmed Tuesday that he died the previous day at the age of 61 when the single-engine plane he was piloting solo crashed in a remote area of northern Ventura County, California.

The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency said in a statement, “A shining light has been extinguished, which can never be replaced. It has been an honor and a privilege to have worked with James since the inception of our agency. For more than three decades, his unique creative genius made an indelible imprint on each of our lives and on those of the entire Hollywood community. “

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“America’s Got Talent” Recap: An 11-Year-Old Opera Singer Advances

Trae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) — America’s Got Talent returned on Tuesday with more singers, dancers and acrobats.

Tuesday’s showcase included an 11-year-old opera singer and a performer who puts an African spin on pop hits.

Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum and Mel B were back behind the judges’ table to offer their opinions and decide which acts would advance. Also back for season 10 was “The Golden Buzzer,” which gives each judge one opportunity to send an act straight to the live show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:

Kicking things off were The Gentlemen, a dance duo consisting of Rex, 12, and Cameron, 9. They combined break-dancing, hip-hop and “smooth moves” to wow the judges. Mel B noted it was “crazy,” adding they had “personality.” Howard declared they were “contenders.” Howie and Heidi both loved the routine as well. The boys got four “yeses” from the judges and move on to the next round.

Oz Pearlman gave up a steady Wall Street paycheck to become a mentalist and mind reader. He began his audition by asking Klum to think of a number, which he correctly guessed. Then he asked Mel to think of a vacation she took during her life. This time, he pulled an envelope from his pocket, which contained not only the correct location of the trip she was picturing – Fiji — but her vacation partner too. Stern thought the trick was “well executed.” Mel said she would watch Oz’s act “again and again.” Heidi demanded, “I want more, I want more, I want more of Oz.” Pearlman earned “yeses” from all four judges and advances to the next round.

Next up, singer Brittney Allen accompanied herself on the piano as she performed The Call’s “Wherever You Will Go.” Nerves, however, got the better of her and she stumbled a couple of times during the audition. Howie called Brittney “amazingly talented” and praised her for not giving up. Mel B noted Allen was “likeable” and “had something special.” Heidi noticed a few “hiccups” in the performance, but thought she deserved another chance. Howard also thought Brittney was likeable, but didn’t think she measured up to the other singers. Stern voted “no,” but the other three judges said “yes,” giving Allen another chance to show what she has.

The salsa dance troupe Semineya added acrobatics to their routine, and a little drama to the show when one member brought the routine to a halt when he suffered a severe knee injury that landed him in the hospital. However, two members of the group pulled out a different routine on the spot and wowed the judges. Mel B called the act “as professional as it gets.” Klum praised the dancers for believing, “The show must go on.” Stern noted “something was born out of this tragedy.” All four judges voted “yes” to send them to the next round.

Arielle Baril, 11, is a Pennsylvania native whose mature voice on the operatic song “O Mio Babbino” shocked and amazed the judges. Heidi couldn’t believe that voice came out of Ariel’s mouth. Mel B noted it was a special moment. Howard called it “freaky.” Howie declared he wanted to see a lot more of her. There was no need for a vote, because Klum pressed her golden buzzer, guaranteeing the singer a trip to the live shows.

Former real estate agent-turned-stuntman Shel Higgens, aka “The Grandpa Show,” performed a death-defying stunt for the first time ever in front of the judges. He hand-walked over a running chainsaw, then held an apple in his mouth and cut it with the saw, while blindfolded. Howard noted that it was either the ”stupidest” thing he ever saw or the most “brilliant.” Hedi felt like Higgens was “taking it a little too far.” Mel said she “didn’t feel the danger,” shocking Howie. Shel got “yeses” from all the judges, including a reluctant Heidi Klum, and moved on to the next round.

Oleksiy Mognlynyy, 34, performed a hand-balancing act with the aid of a headless mannequin. Howard called it strange, but noted that Mognlynyy took an act they’d seen many times before and developed it into something new. Heidi praised Oleksiy for being an amazing athlete. Mel B didn’t quite get the act but liked it anyway, noting it was seamless. Oleksiy got three “yeses” and advances to the next round.

Singer Alex Boyé and his band performed an Africanized version of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” that featured some lively dancing as well. Mandel called it his “favorite music act ever.” Mel B noted Alex filled the room with his “excited energy.” Klum called the performance “contagious.” Stern declared he’d never seen anything like it. Boyé got a unanimous “yes” from every one of the judges to move on to the next round.

Some acts didn’t fare as well, including Byrdie Sue, who literally whistles while she works – she owns a pool cleaning service and hones her talents while she cleans the pools. Stern thought her performance was so bizarre, it was entertainment. The other judges, however, didn’t think it was a million-dollar act and voted “no” to advancing her to the next round.

Danny and Syum were a “hot mess,” according to Heidi, who, along with Stern and Mandel, pressed their buzzers. The only positive review came from Mel B, who liked the music.

America’s Got Talent airs again next Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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Warner Bros. to Stop Licensing “Dukes of Hazzard” Products with Confederate Flag

Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — The debate over the Confederate flag has extended into the world of pop culture.

Fans of the 1980s TV series The Dukes of Hazzard know that the flag was painted on the roof of The General Lee — the orange Dodge Charger owned by John Schneider’s Bo and Tom Wopat’s Luke. Warner Bros. tells Vulture it will no longer sanction the manufacturing of Dukes of Hazzard merchandise featuring the flag.

A spokesman said, “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof — as it was seen in the TV series.”

“We have elected to cease the licensing of these product categories,” the spokesman added.

You can still see General Lee with the flag if you watch Dukes of Hazzard reruns on CMT or online.

Earlier this week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol in the wake of the massacre at a Charleston church that claimed the lives of nine people.

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