Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Aunt Becky is not yet committed to the Full House sequel that was officially announced earlier this week.

Lori Loughlin — who played Becky, the wife of John Stamos’ Uncle Jesse, in the original series — says she’d like to reprise her role, but only if she can come to terms on a “fair” deal.

She told Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday, “They made deals with half the cast, but not the other half,” noting that she, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are all in negotiations.

She added, “I think we would all like to come back, if the powers that be are fair to all of us.”

Loughlin said she’s not sure if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will return to share the role of Michelle again. She said, “It doesn’t matter how much money they get paid, they don’t care. I honestly don’t know if they want to do it. I’m sure they’re talking to them. I don’t know what’s going on there.”

Netflix formally announced the spin-off, Fuller House, on Monday night. Premiering in 2016, it will star original cast members Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, with guest appearances by Stamos.

Netflix stated that discussions are ongoing with Loughlin, Saget, Coulier and the Olsens.

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Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gwyneth Paltrow officially filed for divorce from Chris Martin in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon after more than 10 years of marriage.

According to the divorce petition, the divorce is based on irreconcilable differences. The Iron Man actress requested joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s two children.

The terms of the divorce were not included in the documents.

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In a statement to ABC News, Brian Michael Bendis, the writer of the book, said, “There are thousands if not millions of stories of people who, for many different reasons, felt the need to hide their sexuality. The X-Men, with the conceit of time travel, give us a fascinating platform in which to examine such personal journeys. This is just the first little chapter of a much larger story that will be told.”

In the scene in the book, Jean Grey is talking with her friend Iceman, a.k.a. Bobby Drake.

The series features the X-Men back as teens displaced in time; the characters know they are set back in time and have traveled forward to talk to their older selves. In images obtained by ABC News from Marvel, Iceman is talking about his teacher Magik and saying how hot he thinks she is. That’s when Jean steps in to let her friend know she knows he’s gay and doesn’t care.

She asks why Bobby is saying another woman is hot, when she knows he doesn’t like them in that way.

“Bobby…you’re gay,” she says.

After more conversation, where Jean points out she can read minds, Bobby finally says, “I know.” Jean also says, “It doesn’t matter to me or anyone else.”

Iceman is one of the original X-Men and has been a team icon since 1963. In the past 50 years, the comics have never fully addressed Iceman’s sexuality until now.

The book also addresses the fact that there is a current-day Iceman that is not out of the closet and that he’s dated women.

“Not well,” Jean quips back.

The two characters hug and the story moves on.

i swear on my dogs, i wanted the issue to come out and just be. no press. no sensational headlines. no leaks. oh, well.


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ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — The Bachelorette is back. Well, almost.

In a preview for the new season, which premieres on May 18, Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe can be seen greeting their suitors at the mansion.

“There are two bachelorettes,” Chris Harrison can be heard saying. “That’s about to change. There’s going to be a vote.”

In between the friendly greetings, it’s clear that this season, like all the others, will be packed with drama.

Bristowe, for one, appears to cry in the premiere. “I just don’t feel like this is how I should have to do it,” she said.

For all that, and what caused one man to say, “Things could get ugly,” watch the promo below:

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Rick Diamond/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp(NEW YORK) — Surprise! Country icon Randy Travis is married, his rep told ABC News.

He married Mary Davis on March 21.

Travis, 55, just made an appearance at the ACM Awards over the weekend, two years after suffering a serious stroke. The singer was in the audience when it was announced he was in the building, then everyone stood up and gave him a standing ovation. This happened after fellow singer Lee Brice paid tribute to Travis by singing his classic song “Forever and Ever, Amen.”

After the show, Travis wrote on his website, “It was an amazing gift to feel all of the love from you tonight. … It has been a hard fought and miraculous journey since my stroke two years ago.”

In July 2013, Travis was hospitalized in Texas for complications from viral cardiomyopathy, and later suffered a stroke. He was listed in critical condition. He was released from the hospital the next month.

Travis had been engaged to Davis since early 2013.

Last year, Davis spoke to ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV about her love’s condition. “He wakes up with a smile on his face; he goes to bed with a smile on his face. He inspires me daily,” she said.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Scarlett Johansson is back as Black Widow in the next chapter of the Marvel cinematic universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Shooting this particular film was a little bit different for Johansson because she was pregnant with her first child during filming.

“I’ve never met a woman more happy pregnant than Scarlett,” Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel franchise, said during an interview with ABC’s Chris Connelly for Nightline, before turning to Johansson and saying, “You literally were in the best mood, you were just so happy.”

“Great job being pregnant for the whole shooting,” added his co-star Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man/Tony Stark in the film.

Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Johansson, Evans, Downey, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as The Incredible Hulk and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye — James Spader plays the villain, Ultron.

Age of Ultron, which premieres on May 1, is the eleventh film in the integrated series, and the second film to feature all six of the action elite, who sat down for an interview with “Nightline” to talk about making the new film and what went on behind the scenes.

While filming, Johansson’s fellow Avengers rallied around the 30-year-old actress, who gave birth to a daughter soon after shooting principal photography.

“On the last day of shooting, she could barely put a sentence together, but she timed it perfectly,” Evans said.

“Robert [Downey, Jr.] was like, ‘you’re going home now,’” she said.

Johansson said being pregnant during filming was “great” but she felt lucky to “have a very cushy, delightful job that I loved to go to every day.”

Age of Ultron is expected to beat its prequel, Marvel’s The Avengers, in box office expectations by The Walt Disney Co., the parent company of ABC News. It’s a tall order considering the original Avengers has grossed an estimated $1.5 billion worldwide since its 2012 release, according to Box Office Mojo.

“I don’t think anyone’s ever made as much money during gestation as you did,” Downey told Johansson during the Nightline interview.

“I made more money pregnant than I’ve ever before,” she said, laughing.

The cast members talked about how much their characters have grown, and how they have changed in real life, since doing the first Avengers film together. For one, almost all of the six leads have kids now, except for Evans.

“Am I the only guy here without children?” Evans asked during the interview. “I don’t even know what to say about that.”

“You’re our child,” Hemsworth quipped.

Johansson teased Evans, telling him his “biological clock is ticking” so he should start a family soon.

“Being around babies, it’s my intellect level,” Evans said. “We like colors and shapes—“

“And boobs,” Johansson joked.

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Lifetime(ATLANTA) — Cissy Houston spoke out late Monday about the condition of her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, saying she has “irreversible brain damage.”

The late Whitney Houston’s mother said in a statement to People magazine, “I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive.”

Brown has been in the hospital and a rehab facility since being discovered unresponsive in her Georgia home by her partner Nick Gordon on Jan. 31. She was moved from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to a rehabilitation facility last month.

Houston’s comments come after Brown’s father, Bobby Brown, 46, told a concert audience in Dallas this weekend that his daughter was actually “awake” and “watching me.”

The 81-year-old Houston matriarch added, “Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me. We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time. Keep us in your prayers.”

Following Bobby Brown’s weekend comments, his wife, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, clarified and said her husband was in “an emotional state” when he spoke out to a concert crowd. She added that Brown’s 22-year-old daughter “has made it out of ICU, opened her eyes, and started a rehabilitation that will be long and hard.”

Etheredge-Brown, who is expecting her second child with Bobby Brown, said her husband has been “encouraged by the steps that Bobbi Kristina has made” and is praying for her recovery.

Still, a source close to the family told ABC News Monday that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition remains “unchanged,” which aligns with Cissy Houston’s statement.

The source said that while Brown is no longer on a ventilator, she still has a tracheotomy tube that helps her breathe. “Nothing has changed since she got that months ago,” the source added.

Houston’s rep did not immediately respond to ABC News’ response for comment.

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Martin Crook / Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Jon Stewart will end his run on The Daily Show in four months.

Monday night on the Comedy Central program, Stewart announced his last episode will air on Thursday, Aug. 6. He said, “I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered.”

After the audience sighed, Stewart joked, “I’m sorry, I’ll be wearing overalls and I won’t shower.”

You can donate money via for the chance to win tickets to Stewart’s final taping. Proceeds will benefit New York Collaborates For Autism and Night of Too Many Stars.

Stewart, 52, who has been the face of The Daily Show since 1999, announced in February that he would step down as host later this year. He recently explained his decision to The Guardian, remarking, “It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working anymore, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction.’”

In late March, Comedy Central revealed that Trevor Noah will replace Stewart. Noah’s start date is not yet known.

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Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — On Monday, American Sniper actor Cory Hardrict and his wife, Instant Mom actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict, celebrated seven years of marriage on different coasts.

Hardrict told ABC Radio in New York City Monday, “My wife is back in L.A. because she’s working right now but she’ll be in New York in a few days, promoting her cooking show [Tia Mowry at Home on the Cooking Channel], and other things that she’s doing, her book [Whole New You].”

So, instead the couple took to Instagram to send each other heartfelt messages. Hardrict said he sent “her some nice roses today” and later this week they’ll have “a nice candlelight dinner.”

Hardrict was in New York to promote his latest film, Brotherly Love, where he stars opposite Keke Palmer. The two have been the subject of on set romance rumors, but the actor said he has no plans to call it quits on his marriage…ever.

“The thing is we’ve been together for almost 15 years now, ever since I stepped off the plane in L.A. And she was with me in my bottom, with no money and living in a studio apartment in the corner. And it wasn’t my studio,” he explained. “She’s seen it all so that’s why it’s like I’ll never leave my wife or do anything to betray that bond that we have because I know it’s real and a lot of things you don’t know in this world who likes you for you. Like it takes a while to get to know people and I know she’s down.”

Rumors started after Palmer reportedly said she wanted to marry Hardrict in an interview. Mowry-Hardrict then tweeted and later deleted: “Saying you like a married man in an interview is not cute… Just saying…'” Later, Palmer told Wendy Williams that her statements were misinterpreted and she was describing how she felt as a 10-year-old girl.

Brotherly Love, also starring singer Macy Gray, hits theaters Friday.

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ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin will soon be officially divorced.

TMZ reports that the actress and the Coldplay frontman, who split last year, reached a settlement regarding property and custody of their two kids. The website further notes that documents were expected to be filed on Monday, with a judge needing to sign off on the divorce.

Paltrow and Martin announced in March of 2014 that they were splitting after 10 years of marriage, famously referring to their decision as “conscious uncoupling.” They are the parents of a daughter, Apple, who will turn 11 next month, and a nine-year-old son, Moses.

According to reports, Martin is now dating Jennifer Lawrence and Paltrow is romantically involved with producer Brad Falchuk.

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