Review Category : Entertainment

James McAvoy & Wife Calling It Quits

NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — X-Men: Apocalypse star James McAvoy and his wife, actress Anne-Marie Duff, are going their separate ways. The couple announced in a statement obtained by E! News that they’re divorcing.

“We enter this next phase with continued friendship, love and respect for one another and the shared focus of caring for our son. We ask that you respect our and, most importantly, our child’s privacy during this time,” the statement reads.

The couple married in 2006. Their son, Brendan, was born in 2010.

X-Men: Apocalypse, in which McAvoy reprises his role as Professor Charles Xavier, opens May 27.

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“Live with Kelly” Reveals New Post-Strahan Look

ABC(NEW YORK) — Days after Michael Strahan said goodbye to Live with Kelly & Michael, where he served as a host for nearly four years, the daytime talk show has a new look.

The series, now referred to as Live with Kelly, revealed its new logo on its social media accounts Sunday night.

Strahan, 44, is heading to ABC’s Good Morning America full-time in September. The former New York Giants star joined Live in September 2012.

Although Ripa, 45, is reportedly looking for a new permanent co-host, she welcomed late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel as the first guest host Monday.

Empire star Jussie Smollett is slated to guest host Tuesday, comedian Cedric The Entertainer will take the seat Wednesday, World News Tonight anchor David Muir will join Ripa on Thursday, and actor Daniel Dae Kim will help out Friday, according to the show’s website.

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Just Keep Clapping: Lionsgate Tells Fans “Nashville” May Be Back for an Encore

ABC/Bob D’Amico(NEW YORK) — It turns out it may not be all over for Nashville, even though ABC won’t be renewing the series for a fifth season. Lionsgate, the entertainment company behind the country music-themed nighttime soap, gave fans some hope.

“#Nashies we are working hard to find a new home for your favorite show!” the studio said on Twitter. “Thank you for your support & keep tweeting #BringBackNashville.”

#Nashies we are working hard to find a new home for your favorite show! Thank you for your support & keep tweeting #BringBackNashville 🎸🎤💞

— Lionsgate TV (@LionsgateTV) May 13, 2016

“We’re looking for a new home. We never give up on a great show,” chairman Kevin Beggs added in an email to employees, according to Entertainment Weekly. EW points to Hulu as a likely option, since the two companies have a strong relationship and Hulu already has rights to the previous seasons of the show. CMT, DirecTV and Epix are also mentioned as possibilities.

We could learn more Monday night, as leading lady Connie Britton is booked on Late Night with Seth Meyers, which starts at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC. Meanwhile, there are still two episodes of Nashville yet to air on ABC, starting this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, with the May 25 episode allegedly culminating with a major cliffhanger.

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“The Wire” Actor Wendell Pierce Arrested at Atlanta Hotel

Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for HBO(ATLANTA, Ga.) — Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested Saturday in Atlanta on a charge of simple battery, police said.

Atlanta Police told ABC News that the actor was taken into custody early Saturday morning at Atlanta Lowes Hotel, where he was staying as a guest. He was booked and released on $1,000 surety bond, according to records from the Fulton County Jail.

Pierce, 52, is best known for his role on HBO’s The Wire as Detective Bunk Moreland. He most recently portrayed Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in HBO’s Confirmation.

Atlanta Police said the incident “did not raise to anything significant.” They added that Pierce did not make police aware that he was famous for his acting roles, nor did police on the scene inquire.

Police said they’re still gathering details for an incident report, and would share additional details once completed.

ABC News reached out to a rep for Pierce for comment.

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Emilia Clarke Says Sunday’s Revealing “Game of Thrones” Scene Was “Very Tingly-Making”

Image courtesy HBO(NEW YORK) — (SPOILERS AHEAD!) Emilia Clarke is thrilled about her big scene on Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones, in which her character, Daenerys Targaryen, takes out the entire Dothraki leadership in one fell swoop. She sets fire to the building to which they summon her to be judged, burning them all alive and once again emerging naked and unburnt from the flames.

Far from being upset about having to appear in her birthday suit, Clarke feels it was empowering.

“I’d like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was season three,” she tells Entertainment Weekly. “That was a while ago. It’s now season six. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I’m just feeling genuinely happy I said ‘Yes.’ That ain’t no body double!”

Clarke notes there’s still a double standard when it comes to male and female on-screen nudity. “How many times has [the actor who plays Daario], Michiel Huisman, been asked about the fact he’s taken his clothes off a bunch? Is that even a discussion? No. So I’m doing it this year.”

Clarke also tells EW that the scene, in which she stands naked as all the Dothraki — as well as her lover, Daario, and her protector, Ser Jorah — kneel before her was “so exciting, very tingly-making.”

She explains, “Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment. I just stand up and I go, ‘I’m hearing what you’re all saying, but funny thing, I’m going to kill you all. I forgot that I have an ace in my back pocket and now I win.’”

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Couples Taking On Trio Dance for “Dancing with the Stars Semifinals

ABC(NEW YORK) — Three is the magic number for Dancing with the Stars‘ semifinals round tonight on ABC.

The remaining couples will perform two dances, including a Trio Dance. The Trio Dance will offer each couple an opportunity to tackle the Argentine tango, the Paso Doble, the jive or the samba with a third dancer.

Two couples will be eliminated Monday night, leaving the other three to compete in next week’s finals.

Last week, ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee was tied atop the leader board with Jodie Sweetin, who was sent home.

Here’s a rundown of the dances the couples will perform Monday night, along with the song selections:

–Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Contemporary – “Hall of Fame” by The Script

–Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “Fire Under My Feet” by Leona Lewis

–Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Argentine Tango – “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors

–Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Argentine Tango – “One Time” by Marian Hill

–Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Charleston – “Shame on Me” by Avicii

And here are the combinations and song selections for the Trio Dance:

–Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess with Hayley Erbert – Argentine Tango – “Mi Confesion” by Gotan Project

–Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy with Artem Chigvintsev – Paso Doblé – “Shot Me Down” by David Guetta

–Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd with Jenna Johnson – Jive – “Hit the Road Jack” – Hermes House Band

–Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas with Alan Bersten – Samba – “Hip Hip Chin Chin” by Club Des Belugas

–Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold with Witney Carson – Paso Doblé – “Explosive” by David Garrett and Franck Heijden and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Homer Simpson Answers Fans’ Questions During Live “Simpsons” Segment

FOX(LOS ANGELES) — Live from Springfield, it’s Homer Simpson!

Homer, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, appeared live in the final minutes of the East Coast broadcast of Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons on Fox, answering questions submitted by fans.

The Simpsons patriarch took phone calls from the “Fox Studios Secret Bunker.” Before he began the Q&A, he commented, “To prove that we’re live, on Saturday Night Live, last night, Drake was terrible.”

Homer was first asked which friend he likes more, Lenny or Carl. He confused the two of them — he couldn’t remember which one is black — and said, “Let me get back to you when I figure out who’s who.”

Among other questions he was asked: whether he prefers Chicago- or New York-style pizza (“I prefer Chicago deep dish because I like Italian better than Chinese”) and which job is his favorite (“My favorite job would have been being an astronaut because everything was done for me…and also I could get away from the boy.”

Various Simpsons characters made silent cameos as Homer was speaking.

Homer was also slated to answer questions on the West Coast broadcast.

The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean previously explained how the show would make the live segments happen.

“Fox Sports actually developed this program that was an advance on previous motion capture I’d seen where there’s no actual hookup, it’s just Dan talking into a mic and he’ll move and Homer will move with him,” Jean said. “I don’t think you’d want 30 minutes of it, but for three minutes it’s spectacular.”

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“Captain America” Civil War” Wins Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) — Money Monster didn’t scare moviegoers from seeing Captain America.

For the second weekend in a row, Captain America: Civil War was the top movie, earning an estimated 72.6 million dollars from Friday through Sunday. It has now raised more than 295 million at the domestic box office to date.

Captain America: Civil War is the latest superhero film from Marvel, which, like ABC News, is owned by Disney.

Money Monster, the Jodie Foster-directed thriller headlined by George Clooney and Julia Roberts, collected 15 million dollars to open in third place.

The horror film The Darkness, starring Kevin Bacon, finished in fourth place, with a 5.2-million-dollar debut.

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

1. Captain America: Civil War, $72.6 million.
2. The Jungle Book, $17.8 million.
3. Money Monster, $15 million.
4. The Darkness, $5.2 million.
5. Mother’s Day, $3.3 million.
6. Zootopia, $2.8 million.
7. The Huntsman: Winter’s War, $2.6 million.
8. Keanu, $1.9 million.
9. Barbershop: The Next Cut, $1.7 million.
10. The Boss, $1.2 million.

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“Game of Thrones” Recap: “Book of the Stranger”

L-R: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Souad Faress as Dosh Khaleen in “Game of Thrones”; Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) — (SPOILERS AHEAD!) It was a night of reunions on Game of Thrones — some more pleasant than others. But it was Daenerys who really fired things up, ending the episode in a blaze of glory. Here’s what went down on Sunday night’s episode:

Castle Black
Newly revived Jon Snow is still hellbent on leaving Castle Black and ending his run as Lord Commander, but Dolorous Edd is trying to convince him to stay. Before he can decide one way or the other, Sansa Stark — Jon’s half-sister — enters the gates with Brienne and Podrick in tow. It’s an emotional reunion for the two siblings, who haven’t seen each other in years. They take some time to reminisce about better days at Winterfell, and Sansa apologizes to Jon for being so “awful” to him in the past. He forgives her.

Jon’s less receptive to Sansa’s desire to take back Winterfell from Ramsay Bolton. He says he’s tired of fighting, but a determined Sansa says she’s ready to overthrow Ramsay with or without Jon’s help.

Later on, Jon receives a threatening letter from Ramsay in which he details — in the most graphic way possible — what will happen if Jon doesn’t return Sansa to him. He also taunts Jon with the knowledge that he’s holding Rickon Stark prisoner.

Vaes Dothrak
Daario Naharis and Jorah Mormont sneak into Vaes Dothrak on their mission to rescue Daenerys. They find her, but she assures them that they’d never make it out alive if they simply tried to escape. She has another plan.

Turns out that plan involves playing with fire. Daenerys faces the khalasars, who are gathered inside the Temple of the Dosh Khaleen to decide whether she will live out the rest of her days with the widows of the dead Khals or meet a worse fate. Daenerys quickly takes charge of the meeting, calling them all “small men” and telling them she’s more fit to lead the Dothraki than they are.

They barely have time to underestimate her before she sets the temple ablaze. The khalasars are trapped inside and they all burn to death, while Daenerys “the Unburnt” emerges from the fire once again unscathed. The Dothraki all bow to her as she stands naked before them.

Winterfell
It wouldn’t be a Game of Thrones episode without a little bloodshed courtesy of Ramsay Bolton. This time, Osha — the Free Folk servant who had been protecting Rickon — is at the end of his knife. She tries to kill him first, but Ramsay prevails.

The Vale
Petyr Baelish is back! Baelish, also known as Littlefinger, returns to the Vale to continue his scheming. He knows Sansa has escaped Winterfell and is likely at Castle Black. He tells Lord Robin Arryan — Sansa’s cousin — that Sansa won’t be safe for long and proposes they gather the Knights of the Vale and go help her.

Mereen
Tyrion attempts a diplomatic approach with the Masters of Slaver’s Bay. He gives them seven years to phase out slavery and promises the slaveholders will be compensated. In exchange, he wants them to cut off support of Sons of the Harpy.

Missandei and Grey Worm — who were former slaves — are not happy with Tyrion’s tactics and warn him not to trust the Masters.

King’s Landing
An imprisoned Queen Margaery is summoned by the High Sparrow. In a long speech, he tells her about his past as a sinner and what finally made him see the light. He then allows her to see her brother, Loras, who is also being held prisoner. Loras is in bad shape, but Margaery encourages him to stay strong.

Meanwhile, King Tommen confides to his mother Cersei that the High Sparrow is planning to force Magaery to make her walk of atonement. Cersei and Jamie set a plan in motion to overtake the High Sparrow and his followers once and for all. The downside? If things go wrong, they could spark an all-out civil war in the city.

Iron Islands
Theon Greyjoy makes his return to the Iron Islands — his home. He’s reunited with his sister, Yara, but she’s not exactly happy to see him considering that when she tried to rescue him from Ramsay’s clutches previously, he refused to go. Plus, she thinks he came back to claim the throne. But he assures her that he only wants to help her to rule the Iron Islands.

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“Top Gun” Celebrates 30th Anniversary Today

Röhnert/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thirty years ago, Tom Cruise felt the need…the need for speed!

One of his signature films, Top Gun, celebrates its 30th anniversary Monday, May 16. Cruise — who previously had appeared in films like Risky Business and All the Right Moves — became a Hollywood superstar with his role as Maverick, the brash young fighter pilot at the U.S. Navy’s fighter-weapons school.

Cruise’s co-stars included Val Kilmer, who played Iceman; Anthony Edwards, as Goose; and Kelly McGillis, as Charlie, with whom Maverick has a relationship.

Top Gun, directed by the late Tony Scott, grossed more than $175 million at the domestic box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, and earned four Oscar nominations, winning best original song for the Berlin tune “Take My Breath Away.”

The Top Gun soundtrack included other notable tracks like Kenny Loggins’ monster hit, “Danger Zone,” which became forever associated with the film.

A 30th anniversary edition of Top Gun was recently released on Blu-ray. It includes new extras, like an interview with Cruise. “The aerial footage to date is the best aerial footage ever,” Cruise says of the film in the new extras. He gives all the credit to Tony Scott for using the most cutting-edge equipment at the time. Cameras were mounted inside and on the planes.

“Tony Scott, of course, changed how airplanes were filmed,” Cruise adds in the extras, a clip of which was obtained by USA Today. “We were using [that technology] right to the extreme…. At that time, there were no GoPros. They had designed camera mounts and lenses.”

There has been much speculation regarding a potential Top Gun sequel. In late March, producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Entertainment Tonight that Cruise would return for a follow-up. “You don’t make Top Gun without Tom Cruise!” he said at the time.

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