Review Category : Entertainment

Is Bethenny Frankel Dating “The Profit’s” Marcus Lemonis?

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Clearly, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is having fun now that’s split from her estranged husband. After being linked earlier to Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet, Us Weekly now reports Frankel is dating Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s The Profit.

A source told the magazine, “They met over the summer and have been seeing each other. He’s really smart, successful, and so nice. They really like each other.”

The two have been spotted in and around New York City together, including attending the Apollo in the Hamptons dinner, hosted by businessman and philantropist Ron Perelman, on August 17.

Frankel even tweeted about Lemonis earlier this summer. “Couldn’t sleep. Found @marcuslemonis on @TheProfitCNBC I like him & his way of doing business,” she told her 1.4 million followers.

Frankel has been dating despite being locked in bitter divorce proceedings with Jason Hoppy. She filed for divorce in January 2013, although, according to a recent episode of Real Housewives of New York, she has yet to finalize the end of her marriage.

The next installment of The Real Housewives of New York City reunion special airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Vine Star Hayes Grier to Join “Dancing with the Stars” Season 21

ABC(NEW YORK) — The upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars will include a teenage Vine star. Hayes Grier was announced Wednesday as the latest celebrity to join the reality TV competition’s roster for the show’s 21st season.

The show tweeted the news Wednesday morning, directing fans to follow the social media-savvy 15-year-old on Vine and Twitter.

Hayes, from North Carolina, shot to fame with his videos and now has four million followers on Vine and Instagram.

The teenager naturally made his own DWTS announcement by releasing a video early this morning. In the video, where he appears fresh out of bed in a white T-shirt, Hayes says: “Right now it’s four in the morning in L.A. and I was going to announce my big announcement in seven days, but I just got word that I can announce it now. So why not? It’s gonna be really cool and an amazing journey to be on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars.”

“I’m super excited and I really want you guys to be a big part of it and support and vote for us,” he tells his fans in the video.

Hayes later tweeted, “I’m going to go back to bed right now since I have my first rehearsal in a few hours. Keep the hashtags going and trending! Be back soon.”

Hayes is the fourth announced celebrity who will compete on this season of Dancing. Bindi Irwin, the 17-year-old daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, will also join the celebrity cast, as well as American Pharaoh jockey Victor Espinoza and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Controversial chefPaula Deen and Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan are also rumored to be competing for the Mirrorball trophy this season.

More of the new celebrity cast will be revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America Sept. 2. The new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars premieres at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 14.

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“Mr. Robot” Finale Postponed Because of Virginia Killings

Virginia Sherwood/USA Network(NEW YORK) — After Wednesday morning’s horrific killings in Virginia, USA Network has decided to postpone the season finale of Mr. Robot since one of the scenes is eerily similar.

Mr. Robot, about “a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night,” according to the show’s website, will instead air its finale next week.

In the show, the young programmer is recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot.

Photos from the series also show the character’s lead Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek, wearing a black hoodie. The prevailing theme of the show is corruption in America.

“The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time,” USA Network told ABC News in a statement Wednesday.

The finale will air next Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST.

Vester Lee Flanagan, known professionally as Bryce Williams, allegedly shot two of his former colleagues, Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, of WDBJ-TV, killing them in the field during a live news segment in Moneta, Virginia.

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Report: Paula Deen and Chaka Khan Joining “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — Dancing with the Stars is cooking up more celebrities for the ballroom this season.

According to E! News, controversial chef Paula Deen and Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among those competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of the show.

If the rumors are true, Deen would be joining the dancing competition after being courted by the show for years. In fact, she told Extra back in 2010 that she turned down the opportunity to join DWTS. “They did ask me and I said no,” she said then, adding, “Fat girls don’t look good sweating.”

News of Deen and Khan possibly joining the show follows news that Backstreet Boy Nick Carter will compete this season after he was talked into it by his friend, Joey Fatone of ‘N SYNC. Also dancing this season are Bindi Irwin, daughter of late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, and triple crown jockey Victor Espinoza. The rest of the cast will be revealed September 2 on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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Rosie O’Donnell’s Daughter Chelsea Leaves Home Again

Courtesy of Rosie O’Donnell(NEW YORK) — Rosie O’Donnell’s adopted daughter has left home again.

Chelsea O’Donnell, who left home earlier in the month before being returned home by police on August 18, recently turned 18 and opted to live with her birth mother instead of the comedian.

O’Donnell’s publicist told ABC News: “Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother. This was her choice.”

Last week, O’Donnell took to Twitter and her website to announce that Chelsea was missing. She was 17 at the time.

“She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women’s grey converse sneakers and a black backpack. Chelsea has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word ‘Breathe.’ She left home with her 6 month old therapy dog named Bear … Chelsea stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention,” a statement read.

O’Donnell’s rep added at the time that Chelsea, “like millions of people, lives with mental illness. It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe.”

Hours later, O’Donnell wrote on social media, “Chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody — thank u all for the help and light #missingchildren.”

New details later emerged from police that Chelsea O’Donnell took a bus last week to the Jersey Shore, where she spent the week away from home.

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Hear Jennifer Hudson Sing “The Color Purple” Musical Theme Song

Heather Wines/CBS(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Hudson is giving us a sneak peek at her role as Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple.

In a new Facebook video for the production, Hudson and co-star Cynthia Erivo stand inside a recording booth and perform the title song. Their performance is interspersed with footage from the show.

“[It’s] a timeless piece of American culture,” Hudson recently told People of The Color Purple. “The story holds a special place in my heart because, in part, it’s so honest. All of the characters are true to who they are. Each individual is an integral part of the message and it brings a complex emotion that sticks with the audience.”

The show, which opens in December, will mark Hudson’s Broadway debut.

“The Color Purple” performed by Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo

Now our eyes are open! Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo perform an exclusive version of the title song in our newest music video.

Posted by The Color Purple Musical on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Is Chris Martin Dating Another Actress?

Anton Corbjin(LOS ANGELES) — After an on-again, off-again romance with Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Martin reportedly is now dating another actress.

Us Weekly reports the Coldplay frontman was seen dining in Brooklyn, New York, recently with Annabelleand X-Men: First Class actress Annabelle Wallis.

A source tells the magazine that the two were “very clearly a couple.”

Another insider claims that Martin, 38, and Wallis, 30, have been dating for about a month.

Martin and Lawrence reportedly split earlier this summer.

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David Spade Opens Up About Time Jack Nicholson Stole His Girlfriend

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Back in the late 1990s, David Spade was dating Twin Peaks actress Lara Flynn Boyle — that’s until Jack Nicholson showed up.

“Nicholson asked Lara Flynn Boyle out in front of me,” Spade tells Details magazine in its September issue, adding that his then girlfriend was angry that “I didn’t stick up for her.”

“I said, ‘I’ve been in this town long enough to know when I’m outranked. You’re either gonna go out with him or you’re not,'” he continued, saying she said Nicholson had no chance.

But after Nicholson and Flynn Boyle were spotted together, Spade said, the National Enquirer called, asking for a comment. “That’s how I found out,” he said. “She and I didn’t talk too much after that.”

After Spade and Flynn Boyle broke up, she dated the Oscar winner for a couple years, going public at the Emmy Awards.

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“America’s Got Talent” Recap: The Last Seven Semifinalists Are Revealed

Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) — Wednesday night’s installment of NBC’s America’s Got Talent saw seven of the 12 acts that performed on Tuesday’s final quarterfinals show learn which of them had been chosen to advance to the semifinals. The other five acts were sent home.

Also back this week was the “Dunkin’ Save,” which allowed viewers to vote live to save an act in danger of elimination. They were instructed to search “Dunkin’ Save” on Google and select one of the three acts with the lowest vote totals that they wanted to see in the finals.

Bluegrass act Mountain Faith Band, singers Alicia Michilli and Daniella Mass, Stevie Starr a.k.a. The Professional Regurgitator, mentalist Oz Pearlman, dance troupe Freelusion and comedian Gary Vider all advanced to the finals.

Gospel choir Selected of God, dance acts Chapkiss Dance Family and DADitude!, motocross stunt teamMetal Mulisha Fitz Army and blind dancer Benjamin Yonattan were sent home.

Judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, along with host Nick Cannon, were on hand for the live-event broadcast from New York’s Radio City Music Hall to learn which acts America had selected to advance for a chance at the $1 million top prize.

Here’s a rundown of Wednesday’s action:

Bluegrass act Mountain Faith Band and gospel choir Selected of God were the first acts called to the front of the stage. Mountain Faith Band advanced to the semifinals. Heidi believed America made the correct choice and advised the band to “keep surprising us.”

The next two acts to learn their fates were Chapkis Dance Family and singer Alicia Michilli. Michilli moves on to the semifinals. Mel B declared the singer proved to herself and to America that she is “a true contender.”

Cannon then called Stevie Starr a.k.a. The Professional Regurgitator, and mentalist Oz Pearlman to the front of the stage. Both advanced to the semifinals. Pearlman joked that he “didn’t know that was going to happen.” An elated Stern declared Starr is “such a contender, I can see you in the final two.” Howard noted that Pearlman was also a “strong contender,” but warned him to tighten up his delivery. Klum praised Stevie, exclaiming, “I can’t wait to see what you’ll regurgitate up next. “

Dance troupes DADitude! and Freelusion and motocross stunt team Metal Mulisha Fitz Army were then asked to step forward. Freelusion moved on. Mel B, who noted after their performance on Tuesday that she didn’t want Freelusion’s routine to stop, said she was happy America voted them into the semifinals.

Earlier in the show, Cannon revealed that blind dancer Benjamin Yonattan, comedian Gary Vider and singer Daniella Mass were the acts with the three lowest vote totals and gave viewers a chance to save one of them with the “Dunkin’ Save.” America picked Vider to advance to the semifinals. Howie noted Vider has been bringing his “A” game, but given the talent going into the semifinals, he needs to raise it to “A plus.”

The judges then got to decide which of the remaining two acts would advance. Heidi chose Yonattan. Mel B, Mandel and Stern picked Mass. Daniella advances to the semifinals.

The evening also included a performance by the cast of the Las Vegas production Le Rêve – The Dream, which features top aerial acrobats, synchronized swimmers and professional high-divers.

America’s Got Talent continues Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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Tracy Morgan Gushes About New Wife: ‘She Is My Rock’

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — After Tracy Morgan’s tough year, the funny man recently wed his longtime fiancee Megan Wollover. Although the 30 Rock star knew she was the one before his nearly fatal crash in June, Morgan says she further proved why she’s his perfect match.

“Megan was by my side throughout all of the hard times of this past year,” he tells People magazine of his bride. “She is my rock, and I couldn’t be happier to have her take my last name. We are the Morgans!”

In June 2014, Morgan was riding in a vehicle that was struck by a Walmart truck. He sustained broken bones and what his lawyer called “a traumatic brain injury,” while one of his friends, comedian James McNair, was killed.

For Morgan, he says it was love at first sight with Wollover. “The very first thing I said to Megan when I met her was, ‘You are going to be my wife,'” he recalled. “No joke, before I even said ‘Hello,’ I knew we would be married one day.”

The two wed in an intimate New Jersey ceremony on August 23. The couple already has a 2-year-old daughter Maven, who served as a flower girl for the ceremony. Morgan’s son from a previous relationship, Tracy Jr., was his best man.

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