ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech, in which she called for wage equality, resonates with Suzanne Somers.

For years the actress has claimed she was fired from the hit sitcom Three’s Company in 1981 because she wanted to be paid equal to the male TV stars of the day.

Somers said in an interview with ABC Radio, “I still don’t think they should have fired me for asking to be paid commensurate with the men.”

Somers agrees with what Arquette had to say at the Oscars a little over a week ago, when Arquette accepted her best supporting actress award for Boyhood.

Somers declares, “If you are selling more tickets than the man in the movie or the TV series, and you’ve got the talent, then you deserve to be paid commensurately. Because it’s show business.”

Somers will compete on the upcoming season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, premiering March 16.

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ABC/Bob D’Amico(NEW YORK) — With ABC’s well-received limited-run series Marvel’s Agent Carter all wrapped up, Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to the network Tuesday night.

Series star Ming Na Wen, who plays butt-kicking secret agent Melinda May, tells ABC Radio that fans should brace for an “incredibly intense” start to the second half of the show’s sophomore season.

The show ended with a cliffhanger. The agent fans knew as Skye had just been revealed as an Inhuman — a person with the potential to receive superheroic abilities; in fact, she was revealed as the Marvel comics character Daisy Johnson AKA Quake. As her name suggests, Quake has seismic powers, which lead to the death of one of her teammates.

Wen hints the season delves into how Chloe Bennet’s character comes to terms with her literally earth-shaking gifts — and how her former teammates deal with her.

“With the introduction of the Inhumans and having one of our own becoming that,” Wen says, “it brings a lot of the unknown into the S.H.I.E.L.D. world. Where at one point we knew about…the Thors of the world, or the aliens…But to have the Inhumans, and not quite understanding if their powers are for good or evil…we enter a much more dangerous field.”

For fans of the show — and for Wen herself — there’s always speculation about whether some of the series’ characters will eventually end up on the big screen. “No one’s told me anything yet,” she insists.

One thing is apparent: Agent May won’t appear in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. “I was still hoping for that phone call like, ‘Hey, come on out to New Zealand for a quick scene,'” Wen laughed, adding, “I can’t wait to see it to see how it all connects with our show.”

Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
airs at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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Mathieu Young/Bravo(NEW YORK) — After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny Frankel is coming back to Real Housewives of New York, but from the looks of the season 7 trailer, she’s a little more humbled.

“It’s like starting over,” Frankel tells her therapist in a teaser for the new season, posted exclusively by Us Weekly. “Failed talk show, failed marriage.”

Frankel is returning to the show that first made her a star, after starring in her own reality show spin-off, in which she married Jason Hoppy and had a baby daughter, and hosting her eponymous talk show, which was canceled in February of 2014, after less than a year.

Since filing for divorce from Hoppy in January 2013, the Skinnygirl founder has struggled.

“My divorce has made me a vulnerable person,” Frankel says in the trailer.

Later, she’s seen in the trailer with tears in her eyes, saying, “I don’t want the same life back, I just want a new life.”

But there’s still a lot of snark left in Frankel, as the trailer also shows her clashing with the other housewives.

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ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Siblings Derek and Julianne Hough are headed back on tour. The new Move Live on Tour 2015, which was announced on Monday’s Good Morning America, will see the dancing pair hitting 40 cities across the U.S.

“We had such a fun and high energy show last year. It was amazing to see such a great reaction from our fans the first time, and we can’t wait til they see what we have up our sleeves now!” Julianne said in a statement. “Our goal then, and our goal now is to have it feel like a rock concert for dance, and I think we have and certainly will accomplish that again.”

Derek added, “Our fans haven’t stopped asking when we would go back out on the road so we are excited to be able to tell them that because of their support and demand, we are headed out again to bring them a new and exciting show. We can’t wait to see everyone on the road.”

The tour kicks off June 12 in Phoenix, Arizona and ends August 8 in Las Vegas. Tickets for Move Live On Tour go on sale Friday via MoveLiveOnTour.com.

The brother and sister dancing duo will also be seen on the 20th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. It returns Monday, March 16.

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian loves taking selfies so much, she’s even publish Selfish, a book of her best snaps. As for criticism that it’s just more evidence of her own self-obsession, Kardashian says it’s not so.

“I live my life on a reality show. But sometimes people take it very seriously, or they think it’s ridiculous,” Kardashian tells Adweek. “I’m kind of letting them know, yes, it is ridiculous, but it’s all fun. I can look at a photo on social media and see a picture and know exactly where I was by the outfit I had on or who I was with. I take it more as a fun, emotional

scrapbook that I love to look back on.”

“[I took] my first selfie in 1984 and that opens up the book,” Kardashian explains. “For a decade, I’ve carried a big digital camera, and I think it’s just fascinating to see the process of what types of photos evolve. Mine started off on digital cameras, then they went to a BlackBerry and then a smartphone. There’s just such an evolution of the selfie. And I captured that, I think, really well.”

The reality star said ultimately, it’s all in good fun.

“You have to have a sense of humor every once in a while,” she said. “So many people think that taking so many selfies is just ridiculous. For me, what’s so funny is I love taking pictures and posting them on social media for memories. I genuinely love the glam of life and hair and makeup and all of that, so I love just sharing my life with people — that’s who I’ve been.”

Selfish hits shelves May 5.
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Amanda Edwards/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — One day after publicly saying he couldn’t make his dear friend Leonard Nimoy’s funeral because he was “doing charity work” for the Red Cross, William Shatner fired back at critics who had blasted him because of his absence.

On Sunday morning, he started on Twitter by citing a report calling Shatner a derogatory name because he missed Nimoy’s funeral.

“Let’s discuss it,” Shatner, 83, wrote. “So my daughters Melanie and Lisabeth are attending Leonard’s services. I chose to honor a commitment I made months ago to appear at a charitable fundraiser. A lot of money was raised. So here I am; tell me off.”

He then took questions from fans and reporters and responded.

“Walking out on a major fundraiser wouldn’t have you calling me a jerk for leaving a charity high & dry? Hmm?” he wrote after someone questioned why he just didn’t leave the fundraiser.

He also wrote, “One of the other misconceptions seems to be that folks think flights to LAX occur all night long” and joked about the costs of a private jet from Florida, where he was with the Red Cross, to Los Angeles.

“A jet from FL to LA is about $30K,” he later wrote.

Shatner then spent some time to remember his “intelligent, insightful, just a precious gem of a” friend, who died Friday at age 83.

The one word he used to describe Nimoy was “love” and that the two were very close after Star Trek ended.

He answered fans on what kind of father he was, saying “the best. He was also an amazing uncle to my daughters.”

He closed by writing, “I do want to thank everyone for coming here and sharing their memories and celebrating the life of #LeonardNimoy LLAP! MBB,” adding about the critics, “Gang, all haters do is hate.”

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The leaked photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford that showed the model in a less-than-flattering light appears to have been faked, according to the photographer who took the picture during a magazine photo shoot.

John Russo, the celebrity photographer who took the shots for the December 2013 cover and spread in Marie Claire Mexico magazine, said in a statement to ABC News that the image was “stolen or unlawfully accessed and then altered and distributed to the media.”

“It has been falsely claimed that this photograph represents an un-retouched image of Cindy Crawford. This is not true,” Russo’s statement said. “It is a fraudulent altered version of my photograph. I am grateful that this fact has been brought to the public’s attention and that corrections are being run in the media.”

The purportedly un-retouched image, allegedly from the shoot, was hailed by women around the world as empowering when it was posted on Twitter last month by British journalist Charlene White. The tweet has since been removed.

The image showed Crawford clad in a bra and panties. Her bared stomach was no longer flat and her thighs weren’t as toned as they used to be.

Photos that were published in the magazine showed Crawford’s stomach covered up, and a video from the shoot only showed her from the chest up.

Crawford spoke about her changing body during a 2012 interview with The Huffington Post, saying, “I’m happy with my body but it’s not my old body.”

Now 49, Crawford has remained silent since the photo was leaked.

Neither the magazine nor Crawford have responded to Russo’s claim that the leaked photo was doctored, but some pointed to another picture to say the claims have merit. Just days after the story of the unflattering photo broke, Crawford’s husband, Rande Gerber, posted an image of his bikini-clad wife on Instagram. That image showed Crawford looking far more slender and toned.

In a blog post written at the time the purportedly un-retouched photo of Crawford was made public, Marie Claire America said the image revealed “a body that defies expectations — it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous.”

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Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) — Rosie O’Donnell has filed for divorce from her wife, Michelle Rounds, according to documents obtained by People magazine.

O’Donnell, 52, is divorcing Rounds, 42, on the grounds of “an irretrievably broken relationship,” according to court documents filed Friday in Manhattan State Supreme Court.

The divorce documents also state that the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

Three weeks ago, O’Donnell announced she was separating from Rounds and leaving The View to focus on her health and her children.

O’Donnell and Rounds wed in 2012 at their home in Nyack, New York. Since separating in November, they have shared custody of Dakota, the 2-year-old daughter they adopted together.

Rosie also has four older children with her ex-partner, Kelli Carpenter.

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Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — There’s been Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons and even Khloe and Lamar. But is a new E! spin-off featuring the youngest of the Kardashian clan, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, heading for TV?

According to Variety, a show featuring the two sisters, and daughters of Kris and Bruce Jenner, is in the works, although there’s no word on how soon it would see airtime. Formal negotiations reportedly haven’t even started.

The Jenner sisters are on the rise. From releasing a sci-fi novel, Rebels: City of Indra, last year and creating two clothing collections, they also have multiple individual projects. Kendall is the new face of Estee Lauder and is currently walking the runway in Milan Fashion Week. Kylie has her own hair extension line and is reportedly developing an app with her rumored boyfriend, rapper Tyga.

Despite having over 18 million Twitter followers between them, it’s still hard to say if the two can carry their own show.

The new show is not part of the reported $100 million deal made by their mother Kris earlier this week that has Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E! for another four years.

E! told Variety that the figure in the deal is “grossly inaccurate,” and it’s more likely to be around $20 million for three more seasons of the show plus a $75,000 clothing allowance per season for the entire family. The spokesperson also said Rob Kardashian is part of the deal. Kris’ son with the late Robert Kardashian, Sr. was glaringly missing in the New York Post’s report.

The tenth season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres March 15 on E!

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Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Pop star Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn took a cold dip in Lake Michigan in Chicago on Sunday for a worthy cause.

They both took part in the Chicago Polar Plunge, along with more than 4,500 others, as part of a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

When asked prior to his plunge what his approach would be, Vaughn, who’s from nearby Lake Forest, answered, “I have not given it too much thought. My thought process was, ‘I think it’s going to be cold.'”

Vaughn wore a Chicago Blackhawks jersey for the occasion.

Gaga jumped into the 32-degree water with her fiancé, Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney.

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