Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Add Donald Trump to the list of celebrities taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Trump — nominated by ex-boxer Mike Tyson, World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon and The Simpsons patriarch, Homer Simpson — completed the challenge with the help of Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler, and Miss USA, Nia Sanchez.

The 68-year-old business mogul also ended the long-running debate as to whether or not his hair is really his own.

In a video taped atop New York’s City’s Trump Tower, The Donald announces, “I’ve been called out by everybody for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — Homer Simpson, Mike Tyson, Vince McMahon — like everybody is going crazy over this thing.” He adds, “I guess they wanna see if whether or not this is my real hair, which it is.”

He then challenges his sons Donald and Eric, as well as President Obama. The president already passed on the challenge earlier this month when he was called out by Ethel Kennedy, the 86-year-old widow of Robert Kennedy.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $88 million for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harry Belafonte will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at its annual Governors Awards in November.

The 87-year-old actor/activist has been named the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

The “Banana Boat Song” performer has taken up causes such as education, famine relief, AIDS awareness and civil rights.

The Academy also announced three people who will receive honorary Oscars, including Maureen O’Hara. The 94-year-old O’Hara appeared in such films as Miracle on 34th Street, The Quiet Man and The Parent Trap.

Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, a four-time Oscar nominee, and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, a three-time nominee, will also receive honorary statuettes. Both have won one Academy Award.

The 6th Annual Governors Awards will be held Nov. 8 in Hollywood.

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Universal(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday, the Pierce Brosnan film The November Man opened in theaters, earning an estimated $862,000 in its first day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Another new movie opens Friday, in time for the Labor Day weekend: As Above/So Below. In the film, a team of explorers search the catacombs underneath the streets of Paris, and experience horror along the way.

Mad Men actor Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks and Edwin Hodge star in As Above/So Below, which is rated R.

If you’re in a nostalgic mood, the original Ghostbusters film is being re-released in select theaters Friday in honor of its 30th anniversary.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Britney Spears is newly single — reportedly because her boyfriend cheated on her.

Brit tweeted on Thursday, “Ahhhh the single life!” Coincidentally or not, she posted that comment around the same time TMZ published a story claiming David Lucado was videotaped making out with another woman earlier this month.

Reportedly, Brit dumped her boyfriend after learning about the footage, which TMZ says is being shopped around.

A rep for David tells the website, “David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out.” Unfortunately for David, it didn’t work out — Brit’s rep confirms to Billboard that the pop star is single.

Britney dated David for a year and a half. Their relationship began not long after her engagement to her then-agent, Jason Trawick, ended in January of 2013.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Blake Lively’s 27th birthday celebration this past week didn’t get off to a great start. The former Gossip Girl star, whose birthday was Monday, says she was attacked by an angry swarm of bees.

In the latest post on her lifestyle blog, Preserve, Lively writes she was shooting content for Preserve when she suddenly “felt an electric shock of energy.”

Lively continues, “[W]as it excitement that I was about to turn another year older? Was it nerves? Why did it feel like agony? I like getting older…I think. But this felt terrible.”

Lively then writes, “Does your butt quite suddenly (and painfully) deflate when you turn 27? Because mine hurt like hell…then my neck, back, legs and forehead. And oh my hands! They were shriveling. It felt like I was being shot by dozens of tiny invisible darts. I felt like the Wicked Witch, melting, melting, burning, melting.”

“I wasn’t being greeted by the onset of spontaneous aging, but rather a full-fledged bee day. Attacked. All over. Everywhere,” she adds.

Lively says she doesn’t know what kind of bees stung her. She says the attack left her “shaken” and “swollen.”

She concludes the post by musing, “It took a swarm of bees to remind me that a b-day is nothing but a number. Each day I choose my age.”

Lively will next be seen starring opposite Harrison Ford in the upcoming drama, The Age of Adeline, scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.

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Universal(NEW YORK) — The found footage horror flick As Above/So Below revolves around Scarlet (Perdita Weeks), an archeologist of sorts who speaks multiple languages — two of them dead — and is a black belt in Krav Maga. Totally believable, right? Scarlet’s immediate goal in life is to fulfill her late father’s quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone, and she won’t let anything stop her…not even a silly thing like death.

When Scarlet discovers that the stone may be hidden in the catacombs of Paris, she recruits a team to accompany her on her underground descent, including a few people who know their way around the place. There, they encounter human remains, a guy who used to live in the catacombs but who disappeared two years ago, plenty of sudden, loud noises, and dozens of other obvious signs that they should leave before they all come to a horrible and violent end.

Then, there’s the most disturbing sign something is amiss: objects and people from each member of the team’s past begin to pop up. There’s a spooky piano, an even spookier dead brother and a burning car from an accident. All of this, mind you, is taking place nearly a thousand feet under the streets of Paris. Yes, it’s pretty creepy, but perhaps no more creepy than riding that New York City subway line you recently found out is infested with bedbugs.

Like so many horror films, the decisions made by these characters are preposterous — nearly as preposterous as the notion that you are watching found footage from a camera that was left behind with no hope of ever getting it back. I’m beginning to think it’s called “found” footage because people FIND it annoying. There’s nothing new here; aside from a couple of claustrophobic and aurally frightening moments, As Above/So Below is more boring than it is scary.

Two out of five stars.

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Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS(NEW YORK) — The new season of Survivor will have one of the more controversial castaways in the history of the show.

Former Major League Baseball pitcher John Rocker has been named one of the 18 contestants for the 29th season of Survivor, which premieres on CBS on September 24. Rocker, whose best days as a ballplayer came with the Atlanta Braves, gained infamy in the late 1990s when he made disparaging remarks about foreigners, among other groups of people, in a Sports Illustrated interview.

The new season of Survivor will see the return of Exile Island and the “Blood vs. Water” theme, in which castaways initially compete with loved ones. Rocker will be a castaway alongside his girlfriend.

Among the other notable castaways is Nadiya Anderson, a two-time Amazing Race contestant who will compete with her sister.

As always, a one-million-dollar grand prize will be on the line.

Here’s a rundown of the cast:

Brothers
Drew Christy
Age: 25
Winter Park, Fla.
Traveling Sales Rep

Alec Christy
Age: 22
Winter Park, Fla.
Student

Married
Jeremy Collins
Age: 36
Foxboro, Mass.
Firefighter

Val Collins
Age: 35
Foxboro, Mass.
Police Officer

Dating
Reed Kelly
Age: 31
New York, N.Y.
Broadway Performer/Model/Aerialist

Josh Canfield
Age: 32
New York, N.Y.
Singer, Actor, Writer

College Sweethearts
Jon Misch
Age: 26
Waterford, Mich.
Financial Assistant

Jaclyn Schultz
Age: 25
Las Vegas, Nev.
Media Buyer

Dating
John Rocker
Age: 39
Atlanta, Ga.
Former MLB Player
Julie McGee
Age: 34
Atlanta, Ga.
Model/Owner of Spray Tan Business

Sisters
Natalie Anderson
Age: 28
Edgewater, N.J.
Crossfit Coach and Student

Nadiya Anderson
Age: 28
Edgewater, N.J.
Crossfit Coach, Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace

Father & Son
Keith Nale
Age: 53
Shreveport, La.
Fire Captain

Wes Nale
Age: 23
Shreveport, La.
Firefighter

Mother & Daughter
Missy Payne
Age: 47
Dallas, Texas
Owner of a Competitive Cheerleading Gym

Baylor Wilson
Age: 20
Nashville, Tenn.
Student

Father & Daughter

Dale Wentworth
Age: 55
Ephrata, Wash.
Farmer

Kelley Wentworth
Age: 28
Seattle, Wash.
Marketing Manager

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Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) — Singer and recent Voice coach Shakira is expecting her second child with boyfriend Gerard Pique.

“Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!” she tweeted Thursday.

Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!

— Shakira (@shakira) August 28, 2014

The 37-year-old singer and her soccer player beau welcomed their son Milan in January 2013, who was born in Barcelona, Spain.

“The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification,” a statement read last year at the time of the birth. “Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now husband and wife, a spokesperson for the couple confirms.

The couple tied the knot in Chateau Miraval, France last Saturday in a private, civil ceremony attended by friends and family.

Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, announced their engagement in 2012. A spokesperson says they obtained a marriage license from a judge in California, who also conducted the marriage ceremony in France.

Jolie and Pitt’s children were participants in the ceremony, said the spokesperson. The bride was walked down the aisle by sons Maddox, 12, and Pax, who’s 10. Daughters Zahara and Vivienne, 9 and 5 years old, respectively, threw flower petals, while daughter Shiloh, 7, and son Knox, 5, served as ring bearers.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Reese Witherspoon transformed into “Pink Lady” Elle Woods from her hit movie Legally Blonde to send a hopeful message to a four-year-old boy battling cancer.

The Oscar-winning actress sent the message to four-year-old Will after learning that he was a big fan of Legally Blonde.

“This is for one of the strongest little four-year-olds I can imagine. Will — I hear that you’re fighting so hard and strong against cancer and that in the hospital you’ve been watching a lot of Legally Blonde and loving it. I hope it makes you laugh!”

Witherspoon captioned an Instagram photo of herself holding a sign with the hashtag “Team Will.”

“I wanted you to know that I made this sign in your honor — and I’m sending a big big hug and my hope and prayers. Just know — I’m a really big fan of YOURS!” Witherspoon wrote. “PS anyone else – feel free to make your own sign for Will and post it with the hashtag #TeamWill so he can see it. …I’m sure he’d love that!”

In addition, the mother of three made a short YouTube video titled “The Pink Lady’s Message To Will.”

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