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Jason Biggs Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Joke About Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

ABC/Jeff Neira(NEW YORK) — Jason Biggs has apologized for a joke he tweeted about the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed on Thursday. The Orange Is the New Black star wrote, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?”

The quip elicited many negative comments on Twitter. However, the 36-year-old actor initially appeared as though he wouldn’t back down.

Biggs responded, “Hey all you ‘too soon’ a**holes- it’s a f***ing joke. You don’t have to think it’s funny, or even be on my twitter page at all.” He added, “The idea that I wouldn’t have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right?”

By Thursday evening, it seemed the actor had a change of heart. Biggs tweeted, “Hey all — ok, so, I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were.”

Biggs added, “This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families. P.S. No one is making me send these tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.”

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members, heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, when it crashed in eastern Ukraine, about 25 miles from the Russian border. There were no signs of any survivors.

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“Two and a Half Men” to Feature Gay Wedding During Its Final Season

Michael Yarish/Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — Two people will tie the knot during the 12th and final season of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, but it’s not who you think. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler confirms to ABC News Radio that Ashton Kutcher’s Walden will pop the question to Jon Cryer’s Alan.

Tassler confirmed that Walden will have a health scare that causes him to make the commitment.

“Walden, in having kind of an existential crisis, he has a near-death experience and he is evaluating the meaning of life. He wants to adopt a child and it is particularly challenging to do so as a single male. So he decides that he and Alan should get married and they will adopt a child as a gay couple,” Tassler noted Thursday, while at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

ABC News Radio asked Tassler whether there has been any discussion regarding bringing back former star Charlie Sheen for the show’s swan song. She simply answered, “Not at this time, no.”

Of course, Sheen left Two and a Half Men in 2011 on acrimonious terms, having chastised creator Chuck Lorre and others involved with the sitcom. Sheen, who now stars in the FX comedy Anger Management, has since attempted to make amends with Lorre.

Two and a Half Men’s final season premieres Oct. 30.
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“Two and a Half Men” to Feature Gay Wedding During Its Final Season

Michael Yarish/Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — Two people will tie the knot during the 12th and final season of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, but it’s not who you think. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler confirms to ABC News Radio that Ashton Kutcher’s Walden will pop the question to Jon Cryer’s Alan.

Tassler confirmed that Walden will have a health scare that causes him to make the commitment.

“Walden, in having kind of an existential crisis, he has a near-death experience and he is evaluating the meaning of life. He wants to adopt a child and it is particularly challenging to do so as a single male. So he decides that he and Alan should get married and they will adopt a child as a gay couple,” Tassler noted Thursday, while at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

ABC News Radio asked Tassler whether there has been any discussion regarding bringing back former star Charlie Sheen for the show’s swan song. She simply answered, “Not at this time, no.”

Of course, Sheen left Two and a Half Men in 2011 on acrimonious terms, having chastised creator Chuck Lorre and others involved with the sitcom. Sheen, who now stars in the FX comedy Anger Management, has since attempted to make amends with Lorre.

Two and a Half Men’s final season premieres Oct. 30.
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“22 Jump Street” Leads Second Wave of Teen Choice Award Nominations

Sony / Columbia(NEW YORK) — The next wave of the Teen Choice Awards nominations has been announced, with 22 Jump Street leading with seven nominations.

22 Jump Street stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were both nominated in the category of Choice Movie Chemistry and Choice Summer Movie Star. Hill and co-star Ice Cube were also both nominated in the category of Choice Movie Hissy Fit. The film itself is up for Choice Summer Movie, up against Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Earth to Echo, Hercules, Think Like a Man Too, and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Keegan Allen, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale and Ian Harding join previously announced stars scheduled to appear, including Jake T. Austin, Big Show, Jamie Blackley, Kellan Lutz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Cody Simpson, Hailee Steinfeld, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and Zendaya. The special also will feature a previously announced performance by Jason Derulo.

The Teen Choice Awards will air August 11, live on Fox from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day in each category for their favorite Teen Choice 2013 nominees right now at TeenChoiceAwards.com.

Here are the nominees:

MOVIES

Choice Movie Villain
Michael Fassbender, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Kelsey Grammer, Transformers: Age of Extinction
Kate Winslet, Divergent
Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Choice Movie Scene Stealer
Sam Claflin, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Anthony Mackie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Ellen Page, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Nat Wolff, The Fault In Our Stars

Choice Movie Breakout Star
Ansel Elgort, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars
Theo James, Divergent
Elizabeth Olsen, Godzilla
Nicola Peltz, Transformers: Age of Extinction
Wyatt Russell, 22 Jump Street

Choice Movie Chemistry
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, The Other Woman
Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars
Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, Ride Along
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, 22 Jump Street

Choice Movie Liplock
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We’re The Millers
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars

Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Godzilla, Godzilla
Kevin Hart, Ride Along
Jonah Hill, 22 Jump Street
Ice Cube, 22 Jump Street
Jason Sudeikis, We’re The Millers

Choice Summer Movie
22 Jump Street
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Earth to Echo
Hercules
Think Like a Man Too
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Choice Summer Movie Star
Jonah Hill, 22 Jump Street
Dwayne Johnson, Hercules
Melissa McCarthy, Tammy
Channing Tatum, 22 Jump Street
Mark Wahlberg, Transformers: Age of Extinction

TELEVISION

Choice TV Villain
Robbie Kay, Once Upon A Time
Jane Lynch, Glee
Dylan O’Brien, Teen Wolf
Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Reality Personality – Male
Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent
Rob Dyrdek, Ridiculousness
Adam Levine, The Voice
Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, Catfish: The TV Show
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Choice TV Reality Personality – Female
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Abby Lee Miller, “Dance Moms”
Jennifer Lopez, “American Idol”
Shakira, “The Voice”
The Kardashians and Jenner sisters, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
Darren Criss, Glee
Adam DeVine, Modern Family
Tyler Hoechlin, Teen Wolf
Tahj Mowry, Baby Daddy
Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
Sarah Hyland, Modern Family
Candice Accola, The Vampire Diaries
Eden Sher, The Middle
Naya Rivera, Glee
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Choice TV Female Breakout Star
Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow
Dove Cameron, Liv & Maddie
Adelaide Kane, Reign
Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars
Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow

Choice TV: Male Breakout Star
Richard Brancatisano, Chasing Life
Brett Dalton, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Tom Mison, Sleepy Hollow
Miguel Pinzon, Mystery Girls
Toby Regbo, Reign

Choice TV: Breakout Show
Being Mary Jane
Chasing Life
Faking It
Reign
Sleepy Hollow

Choice Summer TV Show
Baby Daddy
Girl Meets World
So You Think You Can Dance
Under The Dome
Wipeout
Young & Hungry

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy
Tyler Blackburn, Pretty Little Liars
David Lambert, The Fosters
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Mike Vogel, Under the Dome

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Ashley Benson, Pretty Little Liars
Shay Mitchell, Pretty Little Liars
Emily Osment, Young & Hungry
Cierra Ramirez, The Fosters
Italia Ricci, Chasing Life

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CBS Exec Discusses Late-Night Schedule, “The Big Bang Theory” Contract Talks

Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — At the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler talked about the network’s plans for its late-night schedule, now that David Letterman is retiring from Late Show in 2015, and Stephen Colbert is stepping in.

Tassler said she’s in very early talks with The Colbert Report host regarding the details of the transition. She remarked, “He does want an interview format, we’ve had some conversations, will he have a band, will he not have a band.”

Tassler also addressed Craig Ferguson’s impending departure from Late Late Show this December, hinting the program’s format could change. She said, “This is an opportunity for us to look at all different kinds of hosts, not only from the comic world, but maybe there’s the political world.” There is no timetable for a decision on the Late Late Show’s future.

Elsewhere on the CBS front, Tassler discussed the fact that the main stars of The Big Bang Theory are not yet under contract for next season. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar will likely be working without a contract if they don’t work out a deal soon. However, Tassler says, “We’re feeling very confident that everything will work out. These deals manage to get done somehow miraculously.”

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“Planes: Fire & Rescue,” “Sex Tape,” “The Purge: Anarchy” Open Friday

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Planes: Fire & Rescue Disney’s sequel to its 2013 animated film Planes focuses on a crew of firefighting aircraft that battles a wildfire. The voice cast of the film, which is screening in 3D, includes Dane Cook, Ed Harris and Julie Bowen. Rated PG.

Sex Tape
Jason Segel and his Bad Teacher co-star, Cameron Diaz, play a married couple who tries to spice up their romance by making a sex tape. Unfortunately for them, they accidentally share the racy video with friends and family. Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper and Rob Lowe also star. Rated R.

The Purge: Anarchy In the horror sequel, a couple tries to survive the “Purge,” a 12-hour period in which criminal acts are permitted by the government. Zach Gilford, Michael Williams, Kiele Sanchez, Frank Grillo and Carmen Ejogo star. Rated R.

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“Planes: Fire & Rescue,” “Sex Tape,” “The Purge: Anarchy” Open Friday

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Planes: Fire & Rescue Disney’s sequel to its 2013 animated film Planes focuses on a crew of firefighting aircraft that battles a wildfire. The voice cast of the film, which is screening in 3D, includes Dane Cook, Ed Harris and Julie Bowen. Rated PG.

Sex Tape
Jason Segel and his Bad Teacher co-star, Cameron Diaz, play a married couple who tries to spice up their romance by making a sex tape. Unfortunately for them, they accidentally share the racy video with friends and family. Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper and Rob Lowe also star. Rated R.

The Purge: Anarchy In the horror sequel, a couple tries to survive the “Purge,” a 12-hour period in which criminal acts are permitted by the government. Zach Gilford, Michael Williams, Kiele Sanchez, Frank Grillo and Carmen Ejogo star. Rated R.

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Movie Review: “Sex Tape” (Rated R)

Sony/Columbia(NEW YORK) — On a whim, married couple Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) try to spice up their formerly formidable sex life (“formidable” is probably an understatement) by making a sex video on Jay’s new iPad. Annie somewhat graphically describes their sex life in the prologue, disguised as an entry on her popular mommy blog: two kids and a couple of terabytes worth of adult responsibility have made sex nearly impossible. It’s been so long, they’ve nearly forgotten how to do it. They can’t even kiss without banging their teeth. It’s a somewhat adorable scene that’s at times hilarious, though at other times falls flat.

Even so, with the aid of some alcohol, Jay and Annie loosen up and decide to try every position in The Joy of Sex while the iPad records their three-hour sexcapade. Annie has just one condition: delete the video in the morning. So, what do you think Jay does? Actually, I can tell you what he didn’t do: he didn’t delete the video.

Here’s the rub. Jay is constantly upgrading, buying new iPads and when he does, he gives away the old ones as gifts. He also uses his iPad to sync all of his digital devices — iPads, phones, computers, all of them. In other words, whatever media he puts on his device, eventually winds up on all of those other platforms. Ruh-roh.

Now Jay and Annie are faced with the task of getting back all of those synced devices before anyone sees the sex video. The list of potential viewers includes Annie parents, the mailman, their best friends, and Hank (Rob Lowe), the head of the company that’s considering buying Annie’s mommy blog.

Nobody watches a sex tape for the plot, but this movie should’ve had a better one, and a smarter script. There are some head-scratching moments as Jay and Annie are presented as hip and intelligent, yet make decisions that completely contradict that. In other words, if they were Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber, some of the gags would’ve been funnier.

Having said that, there’s plenty to work with in Sex Tape, thanks to Diaz and Segel, both of whom are both willing and able to, literally, let it all hang out. There’s nothing either of these actors wouldn’t do for a laugh and we, the audience, benefit from their generosity and commitment.

Three-and-a-half out of five stars.
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Emma Stone Reveals How Her Late Grandfather Haunts Her

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Emma Stone revealed on the Late Show with David Letterman that her grandfather haunts her, but in a nice way.

Promoting her new Woody Allen-directed movie, Magic in the Moonlight, in which her character, Sophie, talks to spirits, she told Letterman on Wednesday that she has “had a few” magical instances where she’s dealt with ghosts.

“Things materializing,” the 25-year-old actress and girlfriend to Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield told the audience. “There’s a long family history with quarters, my grandfather leaves quarters. It’s just amazing. It’s him. It’s absolutely him!”

The actress added that she, in fact, has never met her grandfather — but she knows it’s him that leaves her the money.

“It’s such a long story,” she told Letterman. “You’d have to go to commercial five times and roll to a clip and come back, and I’d still be telling the story, but it’s him.”

Stone was on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning and said working with Allen was “incredible,” and she is currently teaming up with him again.

“Right now, we are shooting in Rhode Island,” she said.

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Emma Stone Reveals How Her Late Grandfather Haunts Her

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Emma Stone revealed on the Late Show with David Letterman that her grandfather haunts her, but in a nice way.

Promoting her new Woody Allen-directed movie, Magic in the Moonlight, in which her character, Sophie, talks to spirits, she told Letterman on Wednesday that she has “had a few” magical instances where she’s dealt with ghosts.

“Things materializing,” the 25-year-old actress and girlfriend to Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield told the audience. “There’s a long family history with quarters, my grandfather leaves quarters. It’s just amazing. It’s him. It’s absolutely him!”

The actress added that she, in fact, has never met her grandfather — but she knows it’s him that leaves her the money.

“It’s such a long story,” she told Letterman. “You’d have to go to commercial five times and roll to a clip and come back, and I’d still be telling the story, but it’s him.”

Stone was on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning and said working with Allen was “incredible,” and she is currently teaming up with him again.

“Right now, we are shooting in Rhode Island,” she said.

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