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At “Sex Tape” Premiere, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel Talk Love and Nudity

Sony/Columbia(LOS ANGELES) — Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, and the other stars of the comedy Sex Tape hit the red carpet outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday night.

Despite the comedy’s raunchy title and adult-themed plot — a married couple makes a naughty movie that’s accidentally uploaded everywhere — Segel insists it’s not all about sex.

“The movie is really about a couple trying to reclaim the spark in their relationship,” the How I Met Your Mother veteran says. “It has very little to do with the actual making of the sex tape as much as the couple expressing that they really want each other. Technology is the villain in this movie, not the sex tape.”

That being said, the pair had to endure their share of onscreen nakedness, but Segel — who has shamelessly bared all in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The 40-Year-Old Virgin — apparently drew the short straw once again. “She only gets ‘butt’ naked…I mean literally, that’s the correct phraseology.”

Diaz agreed, saying, “Yeah, only my butt gets naked in this movie…But he got buck naked.”

Segel explains, “I had to at one point, because…there’s a naked handstand that takes place. …It’s never been attempted on film, as far as I know.”

Sex Tape, which also stars Rob Corddry and Jack Black, opens next Friday.

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At “Sex Tape” Premiere, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel Talk Love and Nudity

Sony/Columbia(LOS ANGELES) — Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, and the other stars of the comedy Sex Tape hit the red carpet outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday night.

Despite the comedy’s raunchy title and adult-themed plot — a married couple makes a naughty movie that’s accidentally uploaded everywhere — Segel insists it’s not all about sex.

“The movie is really about a couple trying to reclaim the spark in their relationship,” the How I Met Your Mother veteran says. “It has very little to do with the actual making of the sex tape as much as the couple expressing that they really want each other. Technology is the villain in this movie, not the sex tape.”

That being said, the pair had to endure their share of onscreen nakedness, but Segel — who has shamelessly bared all in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The 40-Year-Old Virgin — apparently drew the short straw once again. “She only gets ‘butt’ naked…I mean literally, that’s the correct phraseology.”

Diaz agreed, saying, “Yeah, only my butt gets naked in this movie…But he got buck naked.”

Segel explains, “I had to at one point, because…there’s a naked handstand that takes place. …It’s never been attempted on film, as far as I know.”

Sex Tape, which also stars Rob Corddry and Jack Black, opens next Friday.

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Jane Lynch Says She Wants “Glee” Alum to Return in Final Season

Danielle Levitt/FOX(NEW YORK) — Jane Lynch has entertained TV watchers for years as the sharp-witted Sue Sylvester in Fox’s hit musical series, Glee. And now that the show is coming up on its sixth and final season, the actress tells ABC News Radio that she’s ready to let go.

“I don’t know that it’ll ever bring closure, this last season of Glee. I think I don’t necessarily need that so much,” she said at a recent luncheon in New York City hosted by Febreze, where Lynch shed light on noseblindness.

Still, Lynch added she hopes several Glee alum return for the series’ final season. “I think it’ll be nice if we can get a lot of the people back that made this show magic. It was really a magic in those first few years,” she explained.

Lynch will most likely get her way. Creator Ryan Murphy said earlier this year he’s inviting all past characters back to the series for its final season.

But what will happen to Lynch’s Sylvester? “Well, I’ll be the principal again I believe,” the actress revealed. “So I think she might be a little more supportive perhaps of the glee club, which actually right now is defunct. But I’m assuming it’ll come back. It can! We don’t have Glee without the glee club.”

“So I think any time we have an opportunity to see what Sue cares about and how something affects her heart is always a good thing,” Lynch continued.

Fox has yet to announce when the final season of Glee will premiere. The network recently chopped the season to 13 episodes, down from an original order of 22 episodes, Deadline.com reports.

While Lynch isn’t filming Glee, she’s the host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, which returned last Thursday night. It’s a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination this year. She was also nominated in the Outstanding Narrator category for her work on Discovery’s Penguins: Waddle All The Way.

When asked if she had a chance of scoring another Emmy nomination, before the nods were announced, Lynch told ABC News Radio, “I don’t expect to be nominated. I don’t expect not to be nominated. It’s one of those things that you just go, ‘Oh, that’s nice!’ I’ll be happy for those who are.”

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At “Sex Tape” Premiere, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel Talk Love and Nudity

Sony/Columbia(LOS ANGELES) — Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, and the other stars of the comedy Sex Tape hit the red carpet outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday night.

Despite the comedy’s raunchy title and adult-themed plot — a married couple makes a naughty movie that’s accidentally uploaded everywhere — Segel insists it’s not all about sex.

“The movie is really about a couple trying to reclaim the spark in their relationship,” the How I Met Your Mother veteran says. “It has very little to do with the actual making of the sex tape as much as the couple expressing that they really want each other. Technology is the villain in this movie, not the sex tape.”

That being said, the pair had to endure their share of onscreen nakedness, but Segel — who has shamelessly bared all in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The 40-Year-Old Virgin — apparently drew the short straw once again. “She only gets ‘butt’ naked…I mean literally, that’s the correct phraseology.”

Diaz agreed, saying, “Yeah, only my butt gets naked in this movie…But he got buck naked.”

Segel explains, “I had to at one point, because…there’s a naked handstand that takes place. …It’s never been attempted on film, as far as I know.”

Sex Tape, which also stars Rob Corddry and Jack Black, opens next Friday.

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George Clooney Doesn’t Accept “Daily Mail’s” Apology over Engagement Story

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — George Clooney is not satisfied with the Daily Mail’s apology for its recent report claiming his future mother-in-law disapproves of her daughter’s engagement to the Oscar winner.

On Wednesday morning, the British newspaper removed an article from its website that claimed the mother of Clooney’s fiancée, British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, is a member of the Druze religious sect and wants her daughter to marry within the religion.

The Daily Mail issued an apology and pulled the article — while insisting it was not a “fabrication” — after Clooney issued a statement via USA Today in which he accused the Daily Mail of making up the story and inciting religious tension.

However, USA Today on Friday posted on its website another statement from Clooney, which makes clear that he does not accept the Daily Mail’s attempt to make amends.

The actor writes that while the Daily Mail’s managing editor explained in the newspaper’s apology that the article was based on conversations with members of the Lebanese community, “the original story never cites that source, but instead goes out of its way to insist on four different occasions that ‘a family friend’ spoke directly to the Mail.

He continues, “A ‘family friend’ was the source. So either they were lying originally or they’re lying now.”

Clooney further cites an April 2014 Daily Mail article that noted Alamuddin’s mother is not a member of the Druze sect.

Calling the more recent Daily Mail story a “premeditated lie,” Clooney concludes, “So I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it, but because in doing so they’ve exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them.”

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George Clooney Doesn’t Accept “Daily Mail’s” Apology over Engagement Story

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — George Clooney is not satisfied with the Daily Mail’s apology for its recent report claiming his future mother-in-law disapproves of her daughter’s engagement to the Oscar winner.

On Wednesday morning, the British newspaper removed an article from its website that claimed the mother of Clooney’s fiancée, British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, is a member of the Druze religious sect and wants her daughter to marry within the religion.

The Daily Mail issued an apology and pulled the article — while insisting it was not a “fabrication” — after Clooney issued a statement via USA Today in which he accused the Daily Mail of making up the story and inciting religious tension.

However, USA Today on Friday posted on its website another statement from Clooney, which makes clear that he does not accept the Daily Mail’s attempt to make amends.

The actor writes that while the Daily Mail’s managing editor explained in the newspaper’s apology that the article was based on conversations with members of the Lebanese community, “the original story never cites that source, but instead goes out of its way to insist on four different occasions that ‘a family friend’ spoke directly to the Mail.

He continues, “A ‘family friend’ was the source. So either they were lying originally or they’re lying now.”

Clooney further cites an April 2014 Daily Mail article that noted Alamuddin’s mother is not a member of the Druze sect.

Calling the more recent Daily Mail story a “premeditated lie,” Clooney concludes, “So I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it, but because in doing so they’ve exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them.”

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Opens Nationwide Friday

Fox(NEW YORK) — The latest film in the Planet of the Apes franchise debuts nationwide Friday.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow-up to the 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, pits the genetically-evolved primates against humans who’ve survived a deadly virus. Andy Serkis returns as the leader of the apes, Caesar.

Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Kodi Smit-McPhee also star in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the only film opening in wide release. It’s screening in 3D and is rated PG-13.

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Opens Nationwide Friday

Fox(NEW YORK) — The latest film in the Planet of the Apes franchise debuts nationwide Friday.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow-up to the 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, pits the genetically-evolved primates against humans who’ve survived a deadly virus. Andy Serkis returns as the leader of the apes, Caesar.

Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Kodi Smit-McPhee also star in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the only film opening in wide release. It’s screening in 3D and is rated PG-13.

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Movie Review: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (Rated PG-13)

Fox(NEW YORK) — It’s a decade after the events of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which the “simian flu” turned apes intelligent and wiped out a good chunk of the human population. An ape society, led by Caesar (Andy Serkis in another motion-capture performance) exists peacefully on the outskirts of San Francisco. They communicate using sign language, eye contact and facial expressions, which works wonderfully here, thanks to motion-capture CGI technology that’s advanced to the point where we can easily distinguish a sagacious gaze from murderous stare. All of this plays out in a superlative opening sequence chronicling the apes on a hunting exposition so realistic and rendered so beautifully, it will leave audiences breathless.

After the hunt, we get a taste of what ape culture is like: a thriving, somewhat utopian society of chimpanzees and orangutans. They care deeply for one another, nurturing and teaching their young and constructing an ape ideal that’s the exact opposite of what they perceive human society to be. At this point, they’re not even sure if there are any humans left, and they’re OK with that.

But there are human survivors. In San Francisco, they live in the city center behind a fortified gate. They’re running out of power, though, and believe their only hope is the hydroelectric dam beyond the city. If they can fix it, it will generate enough power to supply what’s left of San Francisco. The journey beyond the Golden Gate Bridge is led by Malcolm (Jason Clark). Much to his team’s surprise, they encounter Caesar and company, and are shocked by Caesar’s ability to speak — and more so by what he tells them: “Go!”

Malcolm and company retreat to the city, but he believes Caesar can be negotiated with. The city’s leader, Dreyfus (Gary Oldman), disagrees, but Malcolm convinces Dreyfus to give him a few days to work his way back to the apes and, hopefully, convince Caesar to allow him access to the dam. Dreyfus reluctantly relents and allows Malcolm to take a team including Malcom’s son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), girlfriend (Keri Russell), and Carver (Kirk Acevedo), a hot-headed engineer who really hates apes.

When Caesar agrees to allow Malcom and friends access to the dam, one of his top lieutenants, Koba (Toby Kebbell), questions Caesar’s leadership. Koba hates humans more than Carver hates apes. This particular monkey was severely abused by humans and his overwhelming desire for revenge leads to some bad choices, choices that are terrible for ape-kind but terrific for moviegoers, because it drives a tension-filled story that’s as smart as it is entertaining.

This is not a mindless summer blockbuster. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes harkens back to 1968’s original Planet of the Apes, which had so much to say about that era’s cultural and political issues. Here, we see a clever allegory about today’s geopolitical landscape and the tragic decisions that lead to violent but avoidable conflicts. It doesn’t hurt that Andy Serkis’ motion-capture performance as Caesar is truly Oscar-worthy. It is my sincerest hope that the Academy puts aside its motion-capture bias and finally gives Serkis — who also gave life and soul to Gollum in The Lord of the Rings — the credit he deserves.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a remarkable technical achievement I plan on viewing a few more times before the year is out.

Four-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Kim Kardashian Is ‘Definitely Way Sexier’ As a Mom

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian’s style has evolved since giving birth to her daughter North last year.

According to the reality TV star, her fashion evolution was intentional.

“Well, I am definitely way sexier ever since having my daughter!” she told Lucky magazine. “The struggle to get back into shape after giving birth is such a real one. It’s so difficult to do, and afterwards, all you want to do is show off your body and feel sexy.”

Kardashian, 33, has been seen lately wearing tight dresses and cropped tops. With a few exceptions, she steers toward neutral colors — the same palette she said North supposedly prefers to wear.

“She doesn’t like pink or purple. She likes greys, creams, oatmeal colors and black,” Kardashian said. “Every once in awhile she’ll add in some color, like with her little red Air Yeezys, but other than that she likes to keep it pretty simple.”

The 13-month-old also has a passion for accessories, she said.

“Every time I have a necklace on, she’s always trying to grab it and bite it. … [She] loves [jewelry],” she said. “And anytime I have a barrette or something in my hair, she’ll keep grabbing it, so I usually have to give her one of her own to play with.”

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