Review Category : Entertainment

“Birdman” and “Modern Family” Lead Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

Fox/Searchlight(LOS ANGELES) — Birdman and Modern Family lead the nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best performances in film and TV in the past year.

Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as a former superhero actor staging a comeback with a one-man stage show, leads the film nominees with four nods. For television, ABC’s Modern Family scored the most nominations, also with four, followed by Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Homeland and House of Cards, all of which each earned three nominations each.

Fox Searchlight Pictures was the studio to receive the most nominations for its films, with six nods, followed by Sony Pictures Classics, with four nods. On the TV side, HBO led all networks with 14 nominations, with ABC, Showtime and Netflix tied for second, with five each.

Debbie Reynolds will receive the highest award from the Screen Actors Guild, the 51st SAG-AFTRA Life Achievement Award.

Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria announced the nominees in West Hollywood, California Wednesday morning. The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

See the complete list of nominees here.

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“Game of Thrones” Tops Facebook’s List of Most-Mentioned TV Shows of 2014

Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO(NEW YORK) — Game of Thrones tops the list of most-mentioned TV shows on Facebook this year, according to the social network. The HBO series is followed by Orange Is the New Black, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory and Downton Abbey.

According to Facebook’s Year in Review website, Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the top three most-mentioned movies. Maleficent and The LEGO Movie rounded out the top five.

Beyonce tops the list of most-mentioned entertainers on Facebook in 2014. She is followed by Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

Jimmy Fallon, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Pitbull, John Legend and Kim Kardashian round out the rest of the top 10.

The lists were compiled by measuring how frequently certain topics were mentioned in Facebook posts throughout the year.

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Nicole Kidman Reveals She Dated Keith Urban for Weeks Before Tying the Knot

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — It didn’t take long for Nicole Kidman to realize that Keith Urban was the man for her. They dated for less than a month before walking down the aisle.

“I’m spontaneous. I jump in,” she reveals in the January issue of Elle magazine. “I kind of like getting married and then getting to know each other; I know that it sounds incredibly strange, but to me, it’s a more natural process.”

It worked out as the two have been married for eight years now and have two kids together.

And if it were up to the actress, she’d have even more children. “I had my last one at 43,” Kidman said. “My grandmother had her last at 49. Every month, I’m like, ‘I hope I’m pregnant!…Why not, right? I wish I was!”

Kidman will next star in Paddington, based on the popular children’s book series by Michael Bond. The film hits theaters Jan. 16, 2015.

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“Dancing with the Stars” Pro Lindsay Arnold Gets Engaged

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Happy news from Dancing with the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold. She just got engaged to boyfriend Sam Cusick.

The 20-year-old announced the happy news in an Instagram post Tuesday.

“Just when I thought our day in Africa couldn’t get any better….We are engaged!!” she wrote.

Her close pal, fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Witney Carson also took to Instagram to share her excitement over the news.

“My best friend in the whole entire world got engaged to the love of her life today!” she wrote. “I am crying tears of joy, I could not be happier!! I love you guys, congrats!!!”

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“Selma,” “Scandal” and “Black-ish,” Earn NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Paramount(NEW YORK) — The NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Tuesday, and Selma and Scandal are among the top contenders.

The Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma scored eight nods, including outstanding motion picture and outstanding actor in a motion picture for David Oyelowo. The James Brown biopic Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman, and the period piece Belle, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, each received five nominations.

In the TV categories, Scandal, Black-ish and Orange Is the New Black all nabbed six nominations each. How to Get Away with Murder landed five nominations, including one for its star Viola Davis.

Pharrell Williams and Beyonce were the top musical contenders, with four nominations each, including nods in the outstanding album category.

The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and will air on TV One.

Go to naacpimageawards.net for a full list of nominees.

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“Selma,” “Scandal” and “Black-ish,” Earn NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Paramount(NEW YORK) — The NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Tuesday, and Selma and Scandal are among the top contenders.

The Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma scored eight nods, including outstanding motion picture and outstanding actor in a motion picture for David Oyelowo. The James Brown biopic Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman, and the period piece Belle, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, each received five nominations.

In the TV categories, Scandal, Black-ish and Orange Is the New Black all nabbed six nominations each. How to Get Away with Murder landed five nominations, including one for its star Viola Davis.

Pharrell Williams and Beyonce were the top musical contenders, with four nominations each, including nods in the outstanding album category.

The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and will air on TV One.

Go to naacpimageawards.net for a full list of nominees.

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Prince William and Duchess Caught Up with Harvey Weinstein, Patrick Stewart and More

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesPOOL/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Monday night, Prince William and Duchess Kate met Beyoncé and Jay Z, and Tuesday, they rubbed elbows with the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman, Sir Patrick Stewart, J. Crew executive creative director Jenna Lyons, and The Good Wife actress Archie Panjabi at a star-studded reception in Manhattan.

Tuesday afternoon, the royals attended the star-studded Creativity is GREAT reception, hosted by NeueHouse, to celebrate British creative talent based in New York City.

“They’re very kind people that really have this great ability to connect with people,” Panjabi said of meeting the royals. “They were very generous with their time. They really do connect with people and it’s very nice to see that.”

During their time at the reception, Will and Kate mingled with guests, speaking to them at four or five at a time. Weinstein said that his wife spoke with them about their children, while Lyons briefly chatted with Kate about meeting Beyoncé and Jay Z. Meanwhile, various foods, including mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef, Scotch egg bites, and pea soup shooters, and drinks including cider, beer and wine, were served. Following a short video and brief remarks from the British ambassador, the royals were escorted out.

“They’re in great shape, and I know they’re enjoying themselves,” the ambassador said. “They’re both here for the first time. So all this is a new experience. I think it’s going well, and they seem to be very pleased -— that’s what they say!”

.@PeterWestmacott announces that @Neuehouse will open one of three planned new locations in London late next year! pic.twitter.com/MGZ9kY8AwM

— British Consulate NY (@UKinNewYork) December 9, 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge shares a laugh with @SirPatStew at our #CreativityIsGREAT event! pic.twitter.com/52IaRvW2St

— British Consulate NY (@UKinNewYork) December 9, 2014

The Duke of Cambridge meets with producer @HarveyWeinstein at our #CreativityIsGREAT event. #RoyalVisitUSA pic.twitter.com/MxUSpwKvNc

— British Consulate NY (@UKinNewYork) December 9, 2014

Their Royal Highnesses join us at a celebration of #creativity in @GREATBritain at @Neuehouse! #RoyalVisitUSA pic.twitter.com/zpWQaZbLcR

— British Consulate NY (@UKinNewYork) December 9, 2014

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Joan Rivers’ Will Revealed

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers’ will, obtained by ABC News on Tuesday, reveals that the iconic comedian left all her assets in a living trust.

As a result, specifics of her assets and how they will be divided will not be disclosed.

What is known is that Rivers, who died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81, named her daughter, Melissa Rivers, her longtime business manager Michael D. Karlin, and interior designer Robert Higdon as co-executors of the will, filed in the New York State Surrogate’s Court on Dec. 5.

Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 while undergoing a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan. Since then, an investigation by the New York State Health Department found the clinic deficient in four categories, though a clinic representative noted that the clinic “immediately submitted and implemented a plan of correction that addressed all issues raised.”

Several weeks later, a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated that staff members at the clinic photographed her with a cellphone while she was sedated, improperly documented how much of the sedative propofol was used, and “failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention during the procedure.”

Melissa Rivers has retained attorneys, though sources familiar with her legal situation told ABC News last month that she had not yet decided whether to file a lawsuit against the clinic.

“As any of us would be, Ms. Rivers is outraged by the misconduct and mismanagement now shown to have occurred before, during and after the procedure,” attorneys Jeffrey B. Bloom and Ben Rubinowitz said last month in a prepared statement. “Moving forward, Ms. Rivers will direct her efforts towards ensuring that what happened to her mother will not occur again with any other patient.”

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Joan Rivers’ Will Revealed

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers’ will, obtained by ABC News on Tuesday, reveals that the iconic comedian left all her assets in a living trust.

As a result, specifics of her assets and how they will be divided will not be disclosed.

What is known is that Rivers, who died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81, named her daughter, Melissa Rivers, her longtime business manager Michael D. Karlin, and interior designer Robert Higdon as co-executors of the will, filed in the New York State Surrogate’s Court on Dec. 5.

Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 while undergoing a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan. Since then, an investigation by the New York State Health Department found the clinic deficient in four categories, though a clinic representative noted that the clinic “immediately submitted and implemented a plan of correction that addressed all issues raised.”

Several weeks later, a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated that staff members at the clinic photographed her with a cellphone while she was sedated, improperly documented how much of the sedative propofol was used, and “failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention during the procedure.”

Melissa Rivers has retained attorneys, though sources familiar with her legal situation told ABC News last month that she had not yet decided whether to file a lawsuit against the clinic.

“As any of us would be, Ms. Rivers is outraged by the misconduct and mismanagement now shown to have occurred before, during and after the procedure,” attorneys Jeffrey B. Bloom and Ben Rubinowitz said last month in a prepared statement. “Moving forward, Ms. Rivers will direct her efforts towards ensuring that what happened to her mother will not occur again with any other patient.”

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Joan Rivers’ Will Revealed

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers’ will, obtained by ABC News on Tuesday, reveals that the iconic comedian left all her assets in a living trust.

As a result, specifics of her assets and how they will be divided will not be disclosed.

What is known is that Rivers, who died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81, named her daughter, Melissa Rivers, her longtime business manager Michael D. Karlin, and interior designer Robert Higdon as co-executors of the will, filed in the New York State Surrogate’s Court on Dec. 5.

Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 while undergoing a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan. Since then, an investigation by the New York State Health Department found the clinic deficient in four categories, though a clinic representative noted that the clinic “immediately submitted and implemented a plan of correction that addressed all issues raised.”

Several weeks later, a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated that staff members at the clinic photographed her with a cellphone while she was sedated, improperly documented how much of the sedative propofol was used, and “failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention during the procedure.”

Melissa Rivers has retained attorneys, though sources familiar with her legal situation told ABC News last month that she had not yet decided whether to file a lawsuit against the clinic.

“As any of us would be, Ms. Rivers is outraged by the misconduct and mismanagement now shown to have occurred before, during and after the procedure,” attorneys Jeffrey B. Bloom and Ben Rubinowitz said last month in a prepared statement. “Moving forward, Ms. Rivers will direct her efforts towards ensuring that what happened to her mother will not occur again with any other patient.”

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