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NYC Museum to Feature “Mad Men” Exhibit

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC(NEW YORK) — Diehard Mad Men fans just got a big reason to visit New York City.

Not only is it where the series is based, but now, the Museum of the Moving Image in Manhattan is featuring an exhibit dedicated to the show.

“Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” will run through June 14 and features everything from Don Draper’s office to notes and storylines for the show from Weiner, the show’s creator, himself.

The timing is poignant: The final few episodes of the AMC series will begin on April 5.

For Weiner, Mad Men has been a deeply personal project.

“For me, I wanted to write about why I was 35 years old and had so many good things in my life and was kind of unhappy still,” he told ABC News last year. “And I wanted to sort of address that idea of … people who have a lot, saying ‘Why do I feel this way?'”

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New Mom Eva Mendes Has a New Appreciation for Motherhood

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Eva Mendes thinks her six-month-old daughter Esmeralda has given her a new appreciation for motherhood.

The 41-year-old actress confesses in an interview with TV’s Extra that she finally understands what her mother went through all those years she spent raising her.

“Now I understand so much, my mother’s never gotten more ‘I love you so much mommy’ texts, I mean, randomly…ya, I get it now,” Mendes admits.

The actress tells Extra she’s also learned the secret to keeping the spark in her marriage to actor Ryan Gosling alive: “You can’t do sweatpants…ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!”

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Marvin Gaye’s Family Seeking to Block Distribution of “Blurred Lines”

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Marvin Gaye’s family isn’t satisfied with the recent verdict awarding them nearly 7.4 million dollars in the “Blurred Lines” case.

The family’s attorneys on Tuesday night filed a request for a federal judge to block the sale, distribution and performance of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ smash hit, according to the Los Angeles Times. The filing argues that sales of the song represent continued copyright infringement.

A jury determined last week that Robin and Pharrell ripped off Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” for “Blurred Lines.”

Gaye’s family is now also requesting that another “Blurred Lines” collaborator, T.I., and the record labels involved in the song be held liable as well.

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Jon Cryer Opens Up About Charlie Sheen in New Memoir

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION/CBS(NEW YORK) — Jon Cryer offers his perspective on Charlie Sheen’s final months on their hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men, in an upcoming memoir, So That Happened.

The Hollywood Reporter has published an excerpt from the book, in which Cryer recalls that Sheen was battling personal issues, including drugs, and “didn’t look so good” by the start of the show’s eighth season in the fall of 2010. He shares that Sheen was “gaunt, pale, sallow, even sweaty occasionally. He started talking to himself. Most of all he just looked thinner, in a not-good way.”

Cryer said Sheen’s performance was suffering: “His timing started to go off, too. He was rushing lines. Charlie just wasn’t hitting the jokes the way he used to.”

By 2011, Sheen had ruffled the feathers of series creator Chuck Lorre and various executives, and was fired from the show. The decision resulted in verbal attacks by Sheen fans directed at both Lorre and Cryer, the actor says.

Soon afterward, Sheen launched his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour. Cryer writes, “I knew that Charlie, while being a gifted actor and a remarkably smart man, didn’t have the slightest f***ing idea how to put on a live stage show, even when he wasn’t loaded, but I figured he must have at least one person in his retinue of managers and hangers-on who knew what they were doing. Turns out I was wrong. His first few dates resembled exactly what happens when a bunch of a**holes throw money at a drug addict to make him dance like a monkey.”

Cryer states that while some commentators viewed Sheen as a rebel and truth-teller, “he was simply lashing out at the people who told him the party was over. That he was actually just a human being with a monumental drug dependency mattered less to the pundits than his value as something to write about to alleviate their collective boredom. The fact that he could very well be dead soon was not their concern. In fact, it’d just give them more to write about.”

Though Two and a Half Men wrapped up its run last month, Sheen did not return for the episode.

In the book excerpt, Cryer also reveals how Sheen once asked him to hide a porn stash from his then-wife, Denise Richards; Sheen’s thoughts on prostitution; and how he dated a woman who, it turned out, previously was with Sheen.

So That Happened hits bookstores April 7.

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Kanye West Cancels Scheduled Appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV(AUSTIN, Texas) — Perhaps it was a reluctance to read “Mean Tweets” about him, or maybe it was just Kanye being Kanye, but for whatever reason, Kanye West won’t be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week.

The rapper was scheduled to appear on Kimmel’s final show from Austin, Texas, on Friday, but Jimmy announced Wednesday night that he canceled.

“Willie Nelson will be here in studio with us,” Jimmy said of Friday night’s show. “Kanye West was supposed to be here, too but he canceled — or maybe he’s planning to jump on stage unexpectedly to interrupt Willie. So if you do not like Kanye West, make sure to tune in Friday night to not see him.”

In 2013, Kanye appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to settle a beef caused by a sketch that spoofed a particularly pretentious interview Kanye gave to the BBC.

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“Twilight’s” Peter Facinelli and “Thor’s” Jaimie Alexander Are Engaged

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani(NEW YORK) — Peter Facinelli, best known as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight saga, is apparently off the market.

A rep for the actor confirmed to Us Weekly that Facinelli proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Thor actress Jaimie Alexander, this past Monday.

The rep says Facinelli, 41, popped the question to Alexander, 31, atop New York City’s famed Empire State Building.

“Top of the world with my love @peterfacinelli,” Alexander shared on her Instagram page, along with a picture of the couple kissing on the NYC landmark’s observation deck with a view of the city behind them.

“She knew it was coming, but was overwhelmed during the proposal,” a source tells the magazine.

The couple, who both appeared on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie and also worked together on the film Loosies, took their relationship public back in November 2012, just eight months after Facinelli and his ex-wife Jennie Garth announced they were separating after 11 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2013.

Facinelli will next be seen on the NBC action drama American Odyssey, premiering April 5. Meanwhile. Alexander is filming the pilot for the drama Blindspot, also for NBC.

A wedding date has not been announced.

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Kanye West Cancels Scheduled Appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV(AUSTIN, Texas) — Perhaps it was a reluctance to read “Mean Tweets” about him, or maybe it was just Kanye being Kanye, but for whatever reason, Kanye West won’t be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week.

The rapper was scheduled to appear on Kimmel’s final show from Austin, Texas, on Friday, but Jimmy announced Wednesday night that he canceled.

“Willie Nelson will be here in studio with us,” Jimmy said of Friday night’s show. “Kanye West was supposed to be here, too but he canceled — or maybe he’s planning to jump on stage unexpectedly to interrupt Willie. So if you do not like Kanye West, make sure to tune in Friday night to not see him.”

In 2013, Kanye appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to settle a beef caused by a sketch that spoofed a particularly pretentious interview Kanye gave to the BBC.

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“Twilight’s” Peter Facinelli and “Thor’s” Jaimie Alexander Are Engaged

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani(NEW YORK) — Peter Facinelli, best known as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight saga, is apparently off the market.

A rep for the actor confirmed to Us Weekly that Facinelli proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Thor actress Jaimie Alexander, this past Monday.

The rep says Facinelli, 41, popped the question to Alexander, 31, atop New York City’s famed Empire State Building.

“Top of the world with my love @peterfacinelli,” Alexander shared on her Instagram page, along with a picture of the couple kissing on the NYC landmark’s observation deck with a view of the city behind them.

“She knew it was coming, but was overwhelmed during the proposal,” a source tells the magazine.

The couple, who both appeared on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie and also worked together on the film Loosies, took their relationship public back in November 2012, just eight months after Facinelli and his ex-wife Jennie Garth announced they were separating after 11 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2013.

Facinelli will next be seen on the NBC action drama American Odyssey, premiering April 5. Meanwhile. Alexander is filming the pilot for the drama Blindspot, also for NBC.

A wedding date has not been announced.

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Kim Kardashian Explains Why She Went Platinum Blonde

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kim Kardashian has made it no secret that she wants to have a second child with husband, Kanye West. In fact, it’s her reoccurring dream of having another baby that made her go platinum blonde.

“I kept on saying, ‘OK, after baby number two. I’ll go platinum. I’ll go platinum.’ That hasn’t happened so I was like what am I waiting for?” she told E! News of why she changed her hair color.

Kim, who said on Keeping Up with the Kardashians that she has sex with Kanye “500 times a day” to attempt to have another child, said she’s done with obsessing about giving her daughter, North, a sibling.

“I have done everything so perfect to try and get pregnant. I eat differently. No sugar. You can’t dye your hair, when literally teenagers on like meth get pregnant in two seconds,” she explained. “So I figured I’m going to do everything that I want to do and that includes going platinum. And so hopefully I will get pregnant doing all the wrong things.”

“I’m totally changing my tactics,” Kim added. “I’m over it. I’m over trying, overthinking it, hence why I dyed my hair blonde.”

Keeping Up With the Kardashians
airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on E!

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Liza Minnelli Checks Into Rehab, Rep Says

Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Singer and actress Liza Minnelli has checked into rehab for unspecified substance abuse, her representative said in a statement Wednesday night.

“Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility,” said Scott Gorenstein, spokesperson for Minnelli.

Minnelli is one of the few artists to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

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