Review Category : Entertainment

Josh Brolin Weds Model Kathryn Boyd

John Rasimus/Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Josh Brolin is now a married man.

A rep for the actor confirmed to ABC News that he wed model Kathryn Boyd on Saturday.

The blushing bride took to Instagram to share a couple of black-and-white photos from the ceremony, held in North Carolina.

Boyd said in one caption, “Greatest day of my life. Easy. Hands down. Happy. Loving. Special. Complete. …@joshbrolin I love you.”

Another caption simply read: “Husband.”

Previously, Brolin, 48, revealed that he was a bit of a groom-zilla when it came to planning the wedding.

“I’m such a control freak and I want to control everything,” he told E! News. “It’s not even that I want to control it; I just want to be in the middle of it. I want to be in the nucleus of it because that’s the fun part. That’s the nectar.”

The Oscar-nominated actor’s rep confirmed in May that Brolin and Boyd were engaged.

This is the third marriage for Brolin, who was previously married to actress Diane Lane. He has two adult children — Trevor, 28, and daughter Eden, 22 — from his first marriage, to Alice Adair.

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Spike Lee Remembers “Do the Right Thing” Star Bill Nunn

Raymond Hall/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Spike Lee is among the many who are mourning the death of actor Bill Nunn.

The actor, who passed away Saturday at age 63, was battling cancer.

Nunn first came to notice for starring as Radio Raheem in Lee’s 1989 film, Do the Right Thing.

The film follows what happens in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the hottest day of the year as racial tensions rose and ended in a police riot. Radio Raheem died in the film after being choked by police.

On Saturday, Lee took to Instagram to remember the man whom he called a “dear friend.”


The famed filmmaker also shared a photo of the shoes Radio Raheem wore as he died at the hands of police.

In a subsequent Instagram post, Lee shared a mural of Radio Raheem along with a poem by Brooklyn spoken word artist Lemon Andersen.

It reads in part, “…And then there was Radio Raheem, Flat top, tight fade, Built like an ’89 NY Giant, The Majestic Brother you could hear two blocks away in any direction pumping Public Enemy from the horns of his Ghetto Blaster, the Conscience brother who wanted nothing but to be alone and live in the loud solace of his Radio…”

Nunn also starred in Spike Lee’s film He Got Game. He had over 70 film and television credits, including roles in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films. He most recently was seen as one of the stars of the USA series Sirens.

Nunn is survived by his wife Donna and their two daughters, Cydney and Jessica.

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It’s “Face-Off” Night on Tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars is adding a new twist to the competition tonight.

For the first time, the ABC show is holding a “Face-Off” night. Two couples each will face off by dancing the same style, but to different songs.

The couple who receives the higher score from the judges will be safe from elimination this week. The couple with the lower score will be in danger of being sent home.

One of the remaining 12 couples will get the boot on Tuesday night’s results show.

You can catch all of the performances tonight on ABC, beginning 8 p.m. ET.

Here are the face-off pairings:

* Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – Jive – “Too Many Fish in the Sea” by Bette Midler
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker – Jive – “Great Gosh A’Mighty” by Little Richard

* Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Tango – “Into the Sunset” (Headhunterz Radio Edit) by Crystal Lake featuring Kifi
Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – Tango – “Battle Cry” by Imagine Dragons

* James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – Cha Cha – “Big Trouble” by Outasight
Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – Cha Cha – “If It Ain’t Love” by Jason Derulo

* Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – Viennese Waltz – “Woman’s World” by BJ The Chicago Kid
Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – Viennese Waltz – “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls

* Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – Salsa – “Tres Deseos” (“Three Wishes”) by Gloria Estefan
Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Salsa – “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea

* Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) & Witney Carson – Paso Doble – “Save Tonight” by Zayde Wølf
Rick Perry & Emma Slater – Paso Doble – “Tamacun” by Rodrigo Y Gabriela

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“The Magnificent Seven” Is #1 at Weekend Box Office

L-R: Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in “The Magnificent Seven”; MGM/Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) — The Magnificent Seven was the top draw at the box office over the weekend.

The remake of the 1960 Western, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, among others, debuted in first place by earning an estimated 35 million dollars.

The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua, who previously directed Washington in Training Day and The Equalizer.

The animated film Storks, featuring the voices of Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer and more, opened in second place, collecting 21.8 million dollars.

After leading the box office the previous two weekends, Sully finished in third place, with 13.8 million bucks.

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

1. The Magnificent Seven, $35 million.
2. Storks, $21.8 million.
3. Sully, $13.8 million.
4. Bridget Jones’s Baby, $4.5 million.
5. Snowden, $4.1 million.
6. Blair Witch, $4 million.
7. Don’t Breathe, $3.8 million.
8. Suicide Squad, $3.1 million.
9. When the Bough Breaks, $2.5 million.
10. Kubo and the Two Strings, $1.1 million.

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Monty Python’s Terry Jones Diagnosed with Dementia

Tommaso Boddi/WireImage(LONDON) — Monty Python member Terry Jones, who also directed or co-directed the British comedy troupe’s classic films Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Meaning of Life and Life of Brian, can no longer do interviews. According to a spokesperson, he’s been diagnosed with a form of dementia that makes it difficult for him to speak.

In a press release announcing that Jones was to receive an award from the British Academy of Film and Television arts, a spokesman for the performer said, “Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia. This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews.”

However, continued the spokesperson, “Terry is proud and honored to be recognized in this way and is looking forward to the celebrations.”

Jones, who was born in Wales, will receive the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television from the Welsh branch of BAFTA. He’ll be honored October 2 at the British Academy Cymru Awards — “Cymru” is Welsh for Wales.

While Jones was a part of numerous classic Python sketches, he may be best known for portraying Mr. Creosote, the gluttonous man who ate so much he exploded, in The Meaning of Life.

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“Quantico” Is Back! What’s New in Season 2?

ABC/Giovanni Rufino(NEW YORK) — The ABC drama Quantico returns for its second season Sunday night, and star Priyanka Chopra says things are very different this time around.

Season 1 ended with Chopra’s FBI agent Alex Parrish clearing her name by uncovering the true perpetrator of a terrorist bombing — and getting fired from the FBI regardless.

However, her unemployment is short-lived, as she’s approached to join the CIA. “It’s a complete reset,” Chopra tells ABC Radio.

“She’s in…over her head because she’s a very honest, truthful…kind of girl, and the CIA is all about lying, deceit and betrayal.”

Along with Alex’s new job is a new mentor, in the form of Blair Underwood’s Owen Hall. His character — like the Quantico scripts — is mired in secrecy.

Underwood, who recently had a recurring character on another ABC show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that was part of a massive character twist, says he got used to keeping his lips zipped, for fear of the “Marvel snipers” — who actors have joked will “take them out” if they reveal spoilers.

“Marvel, and you know this, they are really intense about, ‘Don’t say, do anything.’ So [Quantico] is not quite [the same] but it’s — they’re pretty secretive.”

Parrish finds herself stumbling across a very tense situation in the opening minutes of Sunday’s show: terrorists have taken the president hostage at the G20 summit — and even though she’s a civilian, Chopra says Alex knows what she must do — sensible footwear be-damned. “Alex only wears heels — that’s her superpower,” the actress jokes. “She fights and runs like Batman in heels.”

“She didn’t know it was going to happen — she was dressed for a meeting,” Chopra explains. “And then she ended up becoming bad-a**, and using the resources she has — including the heels — to get rid of terrorists. It’s pretty amazing.”

On a serious note, this season also deals with another terror attack — told in the series flashback/forward style.

“Whenever you watch these episodes, if you miss something: grabbing popcorn, or a cup of coffee or some dinner — don’t ever miss the last one minute of the show. Ever!”

Quantico airs at 10 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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Leslie Jones Tweets for Missed Love Connection

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) — By now, Leslie Jones’ recent troubles on social media have been well documented, but now she’s making her online life work for her love life.

The Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters reboot star — who already scored a chance to cover the Olympics in Rio after her furious tweeting about the Games — is trying to find a missed love connection from Emmy night, all in 140 characters.


It’s unknown if the gambit worked, but the post has been liked more than 2 thousand times already.

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“The Big Bang Theory” Stars Dominate “Forbes” List of Highest-Paid TV Actors

L-R: Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in “The Big Bang Theory”; Michael Yarish/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — The male stars of The Big Bang Theory are rolling in the dough.

The top four slots on Forbes’ new list of the world’s highest-paid TV actors are occupied by stars of the hit CBS sitcom.

Leading the way is Jim Parsons, who Forbes says earned 25.5 million dollars — before management fees and taxes — between June 1, 2015, and June 1 of this year. He ranked first on last year’s list, too.

Parsons is followed on the 2016 list by co-star Johnny Galecki, who raked in 24 million dollars during the same one-year span. Both reportedly earn one million dollars per episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Two more Big Bang Theory cast members, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, are right behind them on the list, at 22.5 million dollars and 22 million dollars, respectively.

Mark Harmon, star of the CBS drama NCIS, rounds out the top five, with 20 million.

You can check out the top 15 highest-paid TV actors on

Last week, Forbes released its list of the world’s highest-paid TV actresses. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara was #1, having earned 43 million dollars between June of last year and June of this year.

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Brad Pitt Update: FBI Investigating Abuse Allegations

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI(LOS ANGELES) — Thursday, ABC News confirmed the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services is investigating a child abuse claim involving Brad Pitt. Now the FBI is looking into the case as well.

A law-enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells ABC News the FBI was notified about the allegations Monday, and was brought in after the local child-welfare agency was, because the alleged incident occurred in the air.

FBI headquarters is said to want an assessment from agents, though preliminary info suggests that if any violation of law occurred, the charges would likely be only misdemeanors. Agents are also trying to determine which child or children were involved in the alleged incident, and whether it became physical, or if it was just verbal.

There is no suspicion of drug use involved, per preliminary info.

Angelina Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from 52-year-old Pitt Monday, a decision her attorney said was “made for the health of the family.” TMZ reported an allegation that Pitt got “wasted” on a private jet last week and became physically and verbally abusive to his children.

Alluding to the allegation, the FBI said in a statement, “The FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued.”

Pitt and Jolie were married for two years before their split. In the divorce document obtained by ABC News, the estranged couple’s date of separation was listed as September 15. Jolie Pitt has asked for physical custody of the couple’s six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.

“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt said earlier this week in response to the allegations.

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Mel Brooks Pranks President Obama at National Medal of Arts Ceremony

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Mel Brooks has pranked President Barack Obama in his home, the White House.

Brooks, 90, was awarded the 2015 National Medal of Arts Thursday “for a lifetime of making the world laugh,” the White House said in a statement. He’s one of the few entertainers to have earned an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy.

After Obama placed the medal around the legendary comedian’s neck, Brooks pretended to pull down the president’s pants.

The moment caused many in the audience to laugh and applaud.

Pres. Obama awards the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Mel Brooks “for a lifetime of making the world laugh.”

— ABC News (@ABC) September 22, 2016

At the end of the ceremony, Obama quipped that “Mel Brooks kind of set the tone for this thing,” adding that normally it’s “been a much more staid affair.”

Among the other honorees this year were music producer and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, choreographer Ralph Lemon, playwright and actor Luis Valdez, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut and actor Morgan Freeman, who was not in attendance.

Obama joked that Freeman “undoubtedly is off playing a black president again. He never lets me have my moment.”

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