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Jamie Foxx on Playing ‘Electro’ in “Amazing Spider-Man 2″

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) — Jamie Foxx plays the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. On Friday’s Good Morning America, Foxx explained how his character turns from Max, an awkward, nerdy engineer, into Electro, an electricity-generating bad guy, in the film.

“In his mind he thought that Spider-Man was really his best friend,” Fox explains. “They were hanging out, celebrating birthdays, turning up at the club or whatever in his head. And then when he sees Spider-Man and it doesn’t go his way, and the people see this bluish character, he chooses the other side.”

Foxx is usually known as the funny guy in films, but the actor said it was easy to play the bad guy, especially after he spent four hours in the makeup chair. “It really helps with the character. Like once you get the blue make up on, it seems like the voice started to change,” he said. “You started to feel it.”

Foxx definitely enjoyed being the bad boy in the film, saying he fulfilled a life-long fantasy. “We lie a lot in Hollywood about genuine moments,” he explained. “But in this when I saw Andrew Garfield in his [Spider-Man] outfit and me in my outfit it was like, ‘Wow, man. We get a chance to really live out our childhood dreams.’”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which also stars Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, is rated PG-13.

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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Might Elope

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — It’s been just two weeks since Jenny McCarthy got engaged to Donnie Wahlberg, but the couple is already revealing details of what they want for their big day.

“I’d like a small wedding,” Wahlberg told US Weekly. “A perfect wedding for me would be Jenny, myself, and our three boys.”

McCarthy added that they haven’t ruled out the possibility of eloping.

“We haven’t decided yet,” McCarthy said, adding that depending on the day, she and Wahlberg go back and forth between eloping and a bigger wedding with 150 guests.

“Bravo’s Andy [Cohen] would officiate if we’re not eloping!” McCarthy said. The two met on Cohen’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live.

Previously, McCarthy said she was getting married in the fall, but she appears to have changed her mind completely. “I think I want a spring wedding,” she told People magazine. “We’re like, do we do August and get it over with or do we wait a year? I think wait a year.”

As far as the location, McCarthy said: “We both like New York because [coming from] Chicago and Boston, everyone can get to New York.”

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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Might Elope

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — It’s been just two weeks since Jenny McCarthy got engaged to Donnie Wahlberg, but the couple is already revealing details of what they want for their big day.

“I’d like a small wedding,” Wahlberg told US Weekly. “A perfect wedding for me would be Jenny, myself, and our three boys.”

McCarthy added that they haven’t ruled out the possibility of eloping.

“We haven’t decided yet,” McCarthy said, adding that depending on the day, she and Wahlberg go back and forth between eloping and a bigger wedding with 150 guests.

“Bravo’s Andy [Cohen] would officiate if we’re not eloping!” McCarthy said. The two met on Cohen’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live.

Previously, McCarthy said she was getting married in the fall, but she appears to have changed her mind completely. “I think I want a spring wedding,” she told People magazine. “We’re like, do we do August and get it over with or do we wait a year? I think wait a year.”

As far as the location, McCarthy said: “We both like New York because [coming from] Chicago and Boston, everyone can get to New York.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Up About Her Twitter Feud

Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Many Sarah Jessica Parker fans were shocked when the actress went off on a Twitter user last month in a series of pointed tweets. And because the user deleted the offending tweet, fans were left to wonder what upset Parker so much…until now.

In an interview with The Edit, Parker revealed the Twitter user questioned if she was the biological mother of her twins, Marion and Tabitha.

“Other people can be mean, and that’s something I just have to make peace with. That was my worry before engaging in social media; I was afraid of it,” she explained. “I see mean stuff every day: when I look at Twitter I scroll with one eye open and one closed. That particular day, it was just one of the things I saw.”

Parker and husband Matthew Broderick conceived their daughters via surrogate.

“She, not subtly at all, said that my children are not my children. There have been a few — let’s say half a dozen — times in my career when I have wanted to respond. I don’t want to encourage people picking on her, because that’s no better. But I wrote back, ‘What? Like, is this fun?’ She never responded and deleted it,” she continued.

“I don’t talk about my marriage; I am circumspect about my children. I sometimes regret that people don’t understand all that I do and all that I am because I am embarrassed to talk about what I’ve accomplished — I think it sounds self-centric and narcissistic. So I can’t figure out what she hated so much about me that she did that. And I just can’t imagine anything lower than that,” Parker added.

Initially when Parker responded to the mean tweet, she wrote: “Your anonymity doesn’t diminish your outrageous and vulgar tweet. And your deletion only reveals your cowardice. …I’m certain there isn’t a woman on this planet who would support your specific kind of cruelty. No apology, no explanation.”

Along with their 4-year-old twins, Parker and Broderick have an 11-year-old son, James Wilkie. The two wed in 1997.

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“Sixteen Candles” Blows Out 30 Candles on Sunday

Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) — What’s happenin’, Hot Stuff? Well, believe it or not, Sixteen Candles, John Hughes’ classic ’80s coming-of-age film, marks its 30th anniversary on Sunday.

Originally released May 4, 1984, the film marked Hughes’ directorial debut, and the first big breakout role for Molly Ringwald, who went on to become Hughes’ main muse, starring in his subsequent films The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. In fact, the story goes that when Hughes received Ringwald’s head shot from his agent, he pinned it up over his desk and wrote the movie in an entire weekend, with her in mind.

THE CAST OF SIXTEEN CANDLES: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the plot: Ringwald plays Sam Baker, a teen whose family forgets her 16th birthday because they’re too caught up in her older sister’s upcoming wedding. She struggles with her crush on dreamy senior Jake, while fending off the advances of a geeky fellow student, and dealing with the typical teenage angst. But all’s well that ends well, as Sam ends up with Jake in the end.

Sixteen Candles was also the big breakout role for another Hughes regular, Anthony Michael Hall, who played Ted, aka “Farmer Ted” or “The Geek.” Who could forget that scene of him showing off Molly Ringwald’s panties to an entire boys’ room full of fellow nerds?

Other cast members included sibling actors John and Joan Cusack, Jamie Gertz, and Gedde Wantanabe as foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong, whose racially-stereotyped portrayal would never get by the PC police today.

According to People magazine, Michael Schoeffling, who played Jake, is now a carpenter in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, and is married with two kids in their twenties. His wife tells People, “He’s very reclusive and private,” adding, “He’s happy.”

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(edited) Hilary Duff on Mike Comrie Split: We ‘Are Really Good Friends’

(LOS ANGELES) — Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie announced in January that they would be separating after almost four years of marriage.

But Duff, 26, and Comrie, 33, have been spotted together as of late, so E! News asked the singer and actress if a reunion was on the horizon for the couple, who are parents to a son, Luca, 2.

“We are constantly seen together and everyone’s like, ‘What are they doing? Are they back together, are they not?’” Duff told E!’s Giuliana Rancic. “We are really good friends and we have so much respect for each other, and, obviously, Luca is our No. 1 priority.”

Duff had a mature take on the situation she’s in right now.

“I think we got to a point where we were like, ‘We really need to honor happiness and whatever that is,’ and however we need to sort that out or work that out, we’re doing that,” she said. “We love each other so much and we love spending time together. So when you see us out it’s not just for Luca, it’s because we make plans and we hang out. And we don’t know what our future looks like right now, but we’re both doing really good and just figuring out what makes us happy.”

Back in January, People magazine reported Duff and Comrie tried to work out their issues in couples therapy, but it ultimately became clear that they “work better as friends.”

“There was no major incident — no big event between the two of them. They really did drift apart,” a source told the magazine. “They have put effort and thought into this decision for a long time. …And they really are great friends.”

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Isaiah Washington Returns to “Grey’s Anatomy”

ABC/Ron Tom(NEW YORK) — As part of a two-part farewell to Sandra Oh’s Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah Washington returned to the ABC medical drama Thursday night for the first time since his character left Oh’s at the aisle.

Washington was fired from the show in 2007 after allegations he used a gay slur to describe then-co-star T.R. Knight, whose character has since been killed off.

On Thursday night, Oh’s Dr. Yang was asked to Switzerland to see a cutting-edge medical facility that she later discovered is being run by her one-time fiancee, Washington’s Dr. Preston Burke. He approached her with a proposal of another kind: while she thought he was trying to rekindle a relationship with her, he actually wanted her to take over for him so he can spend more time with his family.

Grey’s Anatomy returns next Thursday, May 8 at 9 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Yard Sale Features Items from Beyonce and Kate Hudson

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gwyneth Paltrow is cleaning out her closet, and she has enlisted a few of her celebrity friends to do the same. The actress announced her “Super-Classy Yard Sale” on her lifestyle website Goop on Thursday.

Paltrow writes, “Last year, we did a big story on closet organization, and in the process, sold a handful of pieces on behalf of three charities. It was such a success that we decided to do it again, and enlisted some friends-of-goop who have particularly outstanding personal style to help.”

Paltrow says in addition to her clothing, Kate Hudson donated a Balenciaga dress, and model Miranda Kerr donated some summer dresses and tops. Model and music producer Caroline de Maigret gave a few designer pieces, and Nicole Richie handed over two pairs of Christian Louboutins. Beyoncé donated a pair of heels from her latest tour.

Paltrow explains, “This year, 100 percent of the profits benefit DonorsChoose, a charity where public school teachers can directly ask for help fulfilling specific classroom needs.”

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“Avatar’s” Sam Worthington Settles Assault Case

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Avatar star Sam Worthington has settled the assault case against him that stemmed from a scuffle with a paparazzo in New York on Feb. 23.

Worthington did not appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on April 8, but his attorney, Stacey Richman, took a conditional deal on his behalf. The deal is often referred to as an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, and is usually offered to first-time offenders in low-level cases, according to The New York Daily News.

Worthington submitted a waiver to the court saying that he was “contractually committed in Europe at this time,” and he thanked the court for working around his schedule. Worthington also wrote in a signed statement, “I understand that as long as I continue to lead a law abiding life, this matter will be dismissed and sealed.” There were no additional requirements Worthington had to fulfill under the terms of the deal.

Back in February, Worthington was arrested for punching photographer Sheng Li after an altercation involving the actor’s partner, Lara Bingle. Li continues to face charges in connection with the incident.

The Australian actor is set to star in three Avatar sequels, the first of which will be released in 2016.

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“Avatar’s” Sam Worthington Settles Assault Case

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Avatar star Sam Worthington has settled the assault case against him that stemmed from a scuffle with a paparazzo in New York on Feb. 23.

Worthington did not appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on April 8, but his attorney, Stacey Richman, took a conditional deal on his behalf. The deal is often referred to as an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, and is usually offered to first-time offenders in low-level cases, according to The New York Daily News.

Worthington submitted a waiver to the court saying that he was “contractually committed in Europe at this time,” and he thanked the court for working around his schedule. Worthington also wrote in a signed statement, “I understand that as long as I continue to lead a law abiding life, this matter will be dismissed and sealed.” There were no additional requirements Worthington had to fulfill under the terms of the deal.

Back in February, Worthington was arrested for punching photographer Sheng Li after an altercation involving the actor’s partner, Lara Bingle. Li continues to face charges in connection with the incident.

The Australian actor is set to star in three Avatar sequels, the first of which will be released in 2016.

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