ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Two new ABC comedies premiere Tuesday night: Selfie and Manhattan Love Story.

Selfie
is a twist on the classic My Fair Lady story, but in this case, we get an uptight marketing genius named Henry Higgs, trying to “make over” an obnoxious social media addict named Eliza Dooley, and turn her into a person who actually cares about people in real life.

Henry is played by John Cho, of Harold & Kumar, Sleepy Hollow and Star Trek fame — he plays Mr. Sulu in the rebooted films. Eliza is played by Scottish actress Karen Gillan, best known in the U.S. for playing Amy Pond on Doctor Who and Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Gillan started out doing sketch comedy in the U.K., but in the U.S., she’s better known for sci-fi, so, she tells ABC News Radio, “To return to that was really exciting, especially in this country, where I think you make the best comedy.” She uses an American accent to play Eliza, and is pretty much flawless, though she admits that she’ll occasionally ask Cho to say a certain word so she’s sure how to pronounce it American-style.

As for Cho, his part was originally envisioned for a British actor to play, and he considers the fact that he ended up with it to be a “personal revolution.” Why? The Korean actor explains that during a Q&A with TV critics, “Karen had, like, seven questions about her being Scottish, and I came off the stage and I was like, ‘I went through a 45-minute panel, and we didn’t talk about my race at all,’ which was, like, so awesome to me, and the absence of those questions was, to me, the revolution.”

In the first episode, we see Gillan’s super-obnoxious and shallow Eliza making a lot of progress as she tries to wean herself from her social media addiction. But according to Gillan, she’s got a long road to go, and Cho’s Henry is a big part of it.

“We realize, quite quickly, that Henry needs Eliza just as much as she needs him, and they can learn a lot from each other,” she tells ABC News Radio. “And also, I mean, this is the story of an addict, essentially, at its core. And that means there’s going to be, like, a lot of, you know, one step forward and two steps back. So it’s not going to be easy.”

Selfie premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Afterward, ABC debuts another new comedy, Manhattan Love Story. It follows the ups and downs of a New York romance between Dana and Peter, played by Crazy, Stupid, Love actress Analeigh Tipton and Greek actor Jake McDorman, respectively. The twist is that viewers will be able to hear the characters’ inner thoughts — and, as a result, what each really thinks of the other.

Veteran character actor Kurt Fuller, whom you’d recognize from his roles in various projects like the film Midnight in Paris and ABC’s Scandal, plays Peter’s dad, William. He says of Peter, “He’s a big, you know, ‘I know everything, I can do everything, I’m the best,’ just like me. We all sort of find out that…maybe we didn’t know so much. And that’s one of the things I actually love about the show.”

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ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — Reese Witherspoon is ready to walk on the wild side. And since she figured no studio would want to cast her as a woman dealing with drug addiction and reckless behavior, she decided to produce her new film, Wild, herself. The actress’ own production company adapted Cheryl Strayed’s novel, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, for the big screen.

“I just didn’t want to hear, ‘Oh, we don’t want to see Reese have sex….Oh, can we not have any profanity?” Witherspoon told Vogue of why she produced the film. “I wanted it to be truthful, I wanted it to be raw, I wanted it to be real.”

After being portrayed largely as the girl next door, Witherspoon wants to challenge herself to be even more real, even if no one believes she can do it.

“When people underestimate me, it’s actually a comfortable place for me,” she explained. “‘Oh, that’s what you think I am; well, no, I’m not.’ I’m a complex human being. I have many different shades.”

So how did Witherspoon portray a character who looks like she does heroin and has a string of one-night stands? The actress said she did draw some inspiration from her own life.

“Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors, but I think there’s a general sense now that I’ve lived a pretty textured life. So many of the things that Cheryl goes through in the book I’ve been through, you know? I’ve been married, I’ve been divorced,” she explained in the magazine. “I haven’t lost my mother, but my mother’s mother died in a very similar way, of an aneurysm very suddenly.”

“Cheryl has this idea that the things that have happened to you are part of you. There’s something really beautiful about that idea,” Witherspoon continued. “I’m not sure I agree with her about everything. Someone might say, ‘I was raped. Is that a part of me? Am I supposed to accept that?’ That’s her perspective.”

Wild will hit theaters on Dec. 5.

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Robino Salvatore/GC Images(NEW YORK) — While George Clooney and new wife Amal Alamuddin bask in newly-wedded bliss, the details of their lavish, star-studded, Venice-set nuptials can now be peeked at by the little people, thanks to a spread in People magazine.

The pair officially sealed the deal Monday with a short civil ceremony, which followed a Saturday wedding befitting Hollywood royalty.

The magazine’s latest issue boasts 25 exclusive photos of and surrounding the event, which was held at Italy’s historic Aman Canal Grande Venice hotel.

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ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Now that he’s a married man, Brad Pitt seems to be relishing his new role as husband.

“I wouldn’t say [marriage is] just a title. There’s more to it than that,” the actor told the November issue of British GQ.

Pitt tied the knot last month with his longtime partner, Angelina Jolie in an ultra-private ceremony at their home, Chateau Miraval in Correns, France. The intimate wedding, attended only by family and friends, featured their six children.

Though Pitt reportedly missed out on the wedding of his close pal, George Clooney, who married lawyer Amal Alamuddin, in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, he still gushed about his good friend to GQ.

Responding to Clooney’s previous description of the very private Pitt as “unreachable,” the World War Z actor joked, “Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as s***. He’s a joy to be around.”

In contrast, Pitt said, laughing, “I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard. I’m a bit of a loner, you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

That reserve extends to his work on the screen. These days, Pitt is more likely to say no than yes to work. “I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time,” he told the magazine. “‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself. …To leave home, it’s got to be worth leaving. It’s got to be worth it.”

The actor admitted, “I’ve been slowing down for a while now. And slowly transitioning to other things. And, truthfully, I do want to spend more time with my kids before they’re grown up and gone.”

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ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Now that he’s a married man, Brad Pitt seems to be relishing his new role as husband.

“I wouldn’t say [marriage is] just a title. There’s more to it than that,” the actor told the November issue of British GQ.

Pitt tied the knot last month with his longtime partner, Angelina Jolie in an ultra-private ceremony at their home, Chateau Miraval in Correns, France. The intimate wedding, attended only by family and friends, featured their six children.

Though Pitt reportedly missed out on the wedding of his close pal, George Clooney, who married lawyer Amal Alamuddin, in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, he still gushed about his good friend to GQ.

Responding to Clooney’s previous description of the very private Pitt as “unreachable,” the World War Z actor joked, “Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as s***. He’s a joy to be around.”

In contrast, Pitt said, laughing, “I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard. I’m a bit of a loner, you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

That reserve extends to his work on the screen. These days, Pitt is more likely to say no than yes to work. “I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time,” he told the magazine. “‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself. …To leave home, it’s got to be worth leaving. It’s got to be worth it.”

The actor admitted, “I’ve been slowing down for a while now. And slowly transitioning to other things. And, truthfully, I do want to spend more time with my kids before they’re grown up and gone.”

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart is pointing fingers, saying Tracy Morgan and his fellow passengers should’ve worn seatbelts, in a formal response to the lawsuit over the June crash on the New Jersey Turnpike involving one of its drivers.

In court papers, Wal-Mart broadly denied allegations of recklessness and negligence when the vehicle Morgan and his friends were riding in was struck by Wal-Mart truck driver Kevin Roper’s rig and said the plaintiffs’ injuries were caused “by failure to wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.”

Had Morgan and the others been wearing seatbelts Wal-Mart said, “all or a portion of the injuries could have been diminished or minimized.”

Morgan was seriously injured in the crash. He suffered a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs, among other injuries. His friend, comedian James McNair, died.

Wal-Mart declined to answer a specific allegation that its driver, Roper, was fatigued. The company said it can’t because it’s also involved in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation.

But Wal-Mart did say, “the plaintiffs’ alleged damages may have been caused by third parties over whom Wal-Mart had no control.”

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ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Michael Strahan stunned viewers on Live with Kelly and Michael back in 2012 by breaking out into his very own stripper dance for Channing Tatum, who was promoting Magic Mike at the time.

Well, it seems for Strahan showing off his dance moves has paid off. On Monday, the former NFL player announced that he will be appearing in Magic Mike XXL.

“I’m getting ready to do something that’s making me nervous,” he said Monday. “I’m about to do something that started as a joke on the show. …I decided to reenact some of [Tatum’s] movie. So then he was messing around with me and wrote me into the next Magic Mike XXL movie.”

Although his co-host Kelly Ripa didn’t believe him, Strahan insisted his initial strip tease was a joke not an audition.

“That was a joke! And then everytime Channing would come here, he would go, ‘Are you ready?’ even when we weren’t on camera. And I would go, ‘I stay ready! If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready,'” he explained.

Denying he was on a diet to prepare for his role, Strahan said he’s ready regardless. “No, no, no. I’m not on a diet. See, I’m slim here but I’m telling you the muscles under this jacket are about to explode!” he said, laughing.

Strahan will join Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Jada Pinkett Smith in the film. Earlier this month, Magic Mike XXL director Gregory Jacobs announced Matthew McConaughey won’t be reprising his role as Dallas in the forthcoming sequel.

Magic Mike XXL will strut into theaters on July 1, 2015.

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PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images(VENICE, Italy) — George Clooney tied the knot — again — to his wife Amal Alamuddin during a civil ceremony in Italy Monday.

The ceremony at the Ca’ Farsetti Palace in Venice was short, lasting just about 12 minutes. The couple arrived at the palace on their boat, the “Amore,” and both looked happy while wearing their wedding bands.

The Oscar-winner, 53, and his now wife, 36, had also been married during a private ceremony Saturday for friends and family at the Aman Canal Grande Venice Hotel.

As for Monday’s venue, the Ca’ Farsetti is a palace facing the Canal Grande and boasts one of the best views in all of Italy. It’s also close to the Rialto Bridge.

Clooney and Alamuddin took part in Monday’s legal ceremony in order to make the marriage legal. Italian law stipulates that you have to sign the register at a local town hall in order for the marriage to be valid.

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ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Have your popcorn ready on Monday night, because Dancing with the Stars is going to the movies.

The 11 remaining couples will dance to songs from their favorite movies. Lea Thompson’s most popular acting credit is Back to the Future, so it’s no surprise that her performance will be inspired by the classic 1980s film. But she feels some of her other movies could have worked just as well.

Thompson tells ABC News Radio, “I do have a lot of movies that people really like. We could have done Some Kind of Wonderful, or the controversial Red Dawn with my Russian.” She was referring to her pro partner, Artem Chigvintsev.

What else can you expect on Dancing with the Stars’ “movie night”? Comedian Tommy Chong is planning a dance inspired by Scent of a Woman, actress Janel Parrish is working on a jazz routine based on West Side Story, and fashion designer Betsey Johnson will recreate a scene from Ghost.

An A-list movie star will be on hand to serve as a guest judge: Kevin Hart. Celebrity contestant Alfonso Ribeiro is looking forward to Hart’s commentary, though he doesn’t expect the Ride Along actor to critique each competitor’s technique.

Ribeiro tells ABC News Radio, “I think what he’s going to judge is the fun of it all, and probably what he sees from a fan point of view.”

Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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PVS/GC Images(VENICE, Italy) — George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are expected to make their weekend wedding official Monday with a civil ceremony in the Venice town hall. It’s expected to take place between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. local time — or 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Eastern.

The newlyweds are expected to travel from the Cipriani Hotel down the famous city’s Grand Canal to the Aman Hotel where they were married, and from there to the town hall, which is across the waterway.

The couple had dinner Sunday night with approximately 100 guests at the Granaries of the Republic, according to People magazine. The venue is part of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, where many of the guests were staying.

Clooney’s rep confirmed to ABC News over the weekend that the actor and the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer wed in a private ceremony in the Italian city on Saturday. They got engaged in April.

Speaking to AFP on Sunday, Clooney’s new father-in-law called the wedding “more than perfect.” Ramzi Alamuddin added that the wedding was “very good news among the bad news we are living now,” referring to the current unrest in the Middle East.

TMZ
claims that the wedding guests were asked to leave their cellphones in their hotel room. They were provided with cameras with which they could take pictures, but the cameras had a code associated with them that allows Clooney’s camp to keep tabs on all of the snapshots, just in case there are any leaks.

The guest list for the wedding reportedly included Matt Damon, Bono, John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt, and Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber.

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