Review Category : Entertainment

Kaley Cuoco Calls Plastic Surgery the “Best Thing I Ever Did”

Monty Brinton/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has no problem admitting her great looks aren’t totally natural. “Years ago, I had my nose done and my boobs — best thing I ever did,” she reveals in the December issue of Women’s Health magazine.

While she credits a healthy diet and exercise with keeping her at the top of her game, she also admits, “Recently I had a filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12.”

There’s no shame in it, Cuoco tells the magazine.

“As much as you want to love your inner self…I’m sorry, you also want to look good,” she says. “I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.”

Fitness — and especially yoga — is central to her keeping her physique, however. “The bottom line is I’m not 21 anymore, so it used to be so easy and I didn’t have to do as much,” she said of her new workout plan. “But you’re getting a little older and I’ve got to cut things out. It’s important, it’s now part of my day. Working out is part of my day, eating right is part of my day.”

Her trick?

“Always eat half,” she said in the magazine. “We eat our entire plate and by the end we just want to fall over because we’ve totally overeaten. If you’re still hungry, eat it later, but if you think about it, you don’t really need it. So that’s been a really good tip for me.”

Cuoco, 30, is focusing on herself after splitting from ex-husband Ryan Sweeting. The two wed in 2013 after just a few months of dating and announced their split in 2015.

The actress says she’s found another great use for yoga in the wake of the split.

“I’ve cried numerous times in [class],” she tells the magazine. “The best part is I’m sweating so bad no one can tell. … Everyone’s going through stuff in their lives, every single person.”

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Utah Officials: Charlie Sheen’s Ex, 2 Children Are Safe

Steve Granitz/WireImage(UTAH) — Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller was located yesterday in Utah, along with the former couple’s two children and a nanny, and everyone is currently safe, local officials said in a statement. Mueller was taken to the hospital “for evaluation,” officials added.

Reports surfaced on Wednesday that Mueller and her twin boys, Bob and Max, 7, were missing, but later in the day the Utah Department of Public Safety released a statement that they had been found.

“Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol responded to the welfare check call and located Mueller, her two children and a nanny on Interstate 15 near Nephi, Utah,” it said. “The children are safe and will be released to family. Mueller was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. The State Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the incident. We do not have any more information to release at this time.”

A request for comment from Sheen’s rep was not immediately returned to ABC News, and the usually vocal actor has been silent about the incident on social media.

Mueller, 38, married Sheen, 51, in 2008, but divorced just two years later. Mueller has also been to rehab in the past, according to People magazine.

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Fans Going Ape for New “Kong: Skull Island” Trailer

Warner Bros.,Legendary Pictures/Chuck Zlotnick(LOS ANGELES) — Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have released the newest trailer for what they hope will be a franchise reboot, the star-studded Kong: Skull Island.

The movie, which takes place in 1971 and stars Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly, reportedly centers on the origin of the beast, who famously scaled the Empire State Building — and even the World Trade Center — at various points in cinematic history.

This time around, Jackson plays the head of a military unit tasked with escorting an team of explorers to a hiddedn island, “where myth and science meet,” to try to find proof of the legendary giant gorilla.

They find Kong, but soon find out the hard way he’s not the most dangerous creature on the island.

The movie opens in March.

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“Duck Dynasty” to End After Current Season

A&E – 2016(LOS ANGELES) — Duck Dynasty‘s reign is coming to an end.

A&E and the cast both agreed that the reality show — which revolves around the Robertson family’s lucrative duck call business — will wrap up after its current 11th season, according to Variety.

Aware that the series would be coming to an end, The Robertsons reportedly decided to break the news at the beginning of Wednesday’s season premiere, so that fans could enjoy the final episodes and theDuck Dynasty holiday specials.

The show, which debuted in 2012, quickly became one of the most watched nonfiction series in cable TV history. It’s still A&E’s top-rated show, based on total viewers.

The show even managed to dodge cancellation in 2013 when cast member Phil Robertson made anti-gay remarks and inflammatory statements about African-Americans in a highly publicized GQ magazine interview. The controversy did, however result in his suspension from the show.

Season 11 of Duck Dynasty will run through January 18, before going on hiatus until March 1, when A&E will air the final seven episodes. The series finale is set for April 12, 2017.

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“Empire” Recap: “Chimes at Midnight”

Taraji P. Henson and Taye Diggs in “Empire”; Chuck Hodes/FOX(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday’s Empire, titled “Chimes at Midnight,” the show begins with Cookie and Angelo flirting, Jamal announcing he’s prescription drug-free, and Anika asking Lucious to be Shyne’s new head of A&R.

During their interactions, their phones suddenly play a track from Empire artist Tiana, which on Lucious’ iPad includes a message saying, “Lucious Lyon… You Got Got.”

Lucious learns that the Empire email server has been hacked. He brings in an expert to troubleshoot the issue, since he now fears that Empire Xtreme’s subscriber data will be released. Lucious suspects the hacker is Vaughn, played by rapper French Montana, who rejected Lucious’ earlier offer to team up with him on the streaming project.

Vaughn denies he’s involved and is exonerated when Lucious receives an extortion demand for $1 million every hour, or Empire’s personal emails will be leaked.

Meanwhile, Cookie is away supporting Angelo, who’s announcing his candidacy for mayor at a rally. She’s called in by Lucious for a board meeting to discuss the hack.

Although the board decides in favor of paying the ransom, Lucious, Cookie and Andre refuse to concede, saying they aren’t afraid of leaked emails, with Andre pointing out that everyone has incriminating information at risk. Just as emails start to leak, causing tensions among the Empire staff, Tariq shows up, claiming to be investigating the situation. Soon after, Cookie’s nude selfie to Angelo is also released.

Shine comes in with Anika and he denies he’s a part of the hack, while Cookie, who’s returned home, confronts Angelo and breaks up with him because she’s afraid her connections to him will affect his chances at becoming mayor.

After receiving some information from the computer tech about a key drive, Andre and Lucious turn their suspicions on Gram, who’d recently blasted Tiana in a video. Tiana confirms that Gram hated the Lyons and wanted to “humiliate” them. Dre and Lucious go to Gram’s house, and bring Shine along to beat him up.

In celebration of bringing down the hacker, Lucious throws a party at Leviticus, where a board member announces Andre is president of Empire Xtreme for handling the crisis.

Hakeem, who still has feelings for Nessa, tells her to choose between him and Andre while in the studio — but now at the party, he becomes enraged when he sees Nessa only has eyes for Andre as they perform together.

During this time, Tariq is going through leaked emails at the bureau and finds that Lucious sent Andre an email about paying off two people two days after Frank Gather’s murder. This intrigues him.

The hack also erased Jamal’s new recordings, which put him on edge — and as a result he ends up mixing alcohol with his pills. His producer, D-Major comes over, and they sleep together. Later, D-Major finds Jamal unconscious and calls Jamal’s friend Philip over, who manages to revive Jamal in the shower.

In the final minutes, Angelo defends Cookie to the media and strips off his shirt to ceremoniously stand with her. Cookie now finds herself falling in love with Angelo.

Meanwhile, Andre takes Nessa to an abandoned warehouse where he shows her his dealings with Vaughn. Nessa finds out Vaughn and Andre were behind the Empire hack. Andre then pays off Vaughn promising to give him more money once the streaming service starts making “billions.”

Andre tells Nessa he did it intentionally to make himself an asset, and that he believes he and Nessa could be “powerful together.”

Empire continues Wednesday, November 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 CT on Fox.

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HBO Readies “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing”

HBO – 2016(NEW YORK) — On Monday, HBO will release its documentary Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, about the deadly Islamic terror attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Three people were killed and 264 were injured in the blasts.

Using everything from interviews with victims, surveillance footage, and news coverage from The Boston Globe and elsewhere, the project will profile the attack, from the shattering of what should have been a celebratory event, through the bloody pursuit of the sibling perpetrators, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and the death sentence verdict for surviving bomber Dzhokhar.

The documentary tracks the story through the eyes of some of its victims, including a newlywed couple, a mother and daughter and two brothers who all were gravely injured by the terrorists’ homemade bombs.

The documentary should not be confused with Patriots Day, the dramatized big-screen version of the attack, starring Bostonian Mark Wahlberg and directed by his Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon filmmaker Peter Berg. That film hits theaters in limited release on December 21.

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Miles Teller Lets His Guard Down

Seacia Pavao/Open Road Films(NEW YORK) — After Miles Teller’s interview with Esquire last year that made headlines for all the wrong reasons — he was labeled “a d***” for one thing, later fuming about the writer “misrepresenting” him — the actor had a reason to be a little gun-shy for a new Vanity Fair feature.

“Before I came here, even if I was thinking, ‘I’m going to be guarded,’ … but then I sit down and I just start talking anyway,” he admits.

However, Teller, enjoying good reviews for his performance in the boxing biopic Bleed for This, notes he’s moved on from the Esquire controversy. “I’m not the kind of person to Google myself, because you’ll find whatever you’re looking for. If you want to read something that says you’re the greatest actor that ever lived, if you want to find something that is pretty hurtful, you’ll find it.”

Teller applies this “live and let live” attitude to news that his Whiplash writer/director Damien Chazelle cast him in the for the musical La La Land, only to replace Teller with Ryan Gosling.

“I’m a pretty strong believer that everything happens for a reason,” Teller says, “I’m happy Damien made the film he wanted to make.”

Bleed for This — about the rise, fall, and rise again of real-life boxing champ Vinny Pazienza — hits theaters Friday.

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Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Ellen DeGeneres to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom This Month

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — President Obama is finishing out his second term by honoring some superstars from the worlds of film, TV, sports and music.

Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford and Bruce Springsteen are among the big names who’ll receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on November 22 at the White House.

Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are also among the 21 recipients of the honor this year, as are Bill and Melinda Gates, sports broadcaster Vin Scully, and Saturday Night Live creator and producer Lorne Michaels.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded to people who have “made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” The ceremony will be streamed live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

In a statement, Obama said the award is “a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better.”

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Ali Wentworth Goes Behind the Scenes of Her New Behind the Scenes Show, “Nightcap”

ABC/Lorenzo Bevelacqua(NEW YORK) — Ali Wentworth, veteran of In Living Color, and movies like Office Space, and immortalized as Jerry’s “Schmoopie” on Seinfeld, has a new comedy show called Nightcap, which debuts at 8 p.m. Wednesday night on the Pop network.

She plays Staci Cole, a frazzled guest booker for a fictional late night show, the host of which you never see, Wentworth explains to ABC Radio.

“It’s a very exaggerated look on all the dysfunctional people behind the scenes who get this show going every night,” Wentworth tells us, noting her experiences as a guest on The Tonight Show and other programs inspired Nightcap.

“To me, every time I was backstage…I would see, like, the pervy sound guy, and all the crazy people, and I kept thinking, ‘This is the show!’ … I saw so much crazy stuff, I said, this is a world that needs to be explored.”

As a guest booker, Wentworth’s character needs to book guests, so, “It’s all real celebrities playing themselves, so Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, they all come in and play a very funny version of themselves.”

One of those stars includes ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, who happens to be Wentworth’s husband. On set, she jokingly called him a “diva,” and warned Nightcap staffers “not to make eye contact” with him.

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Kristen Wiig’s “SNL” Promo Does The Mannequin Challenge

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Former castmember Kristen Wiig is returning to Saturday Night Live this weekend, and she chose a trendy way to promote it: she and the entire gang at Studio 8H — including David S. Pumpkins’ skeleton sidekicks — did the Mannequin Challenge.

The segment, set to Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” — as most mannequin videos are — features castmembers including Ady Bryant, Colin Jost, and Michael Che, all frozen in place, until Wiig breaks the spell by pointing to the show’s title.

At that point, her Ghostbusters co-star Leslie Jones — caught taking a selfie moments earlier — comes into frame and yells at the cast, “Why y’all still still like this?!”

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