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It was a meeting of British royalty and hip-hop royalty at the Brooklyn Nets game Monday night. England's Prince William and Duchess Kate got the crowd's attention twice during the game -- when they entered the arena and when Beyonce and Jay Z introduced themselves, shaking hands with the Royals.
KATE HUDSON and MUSE singer MATT BELLAMY have called off their engagement. They had been together for four years, and have a 3-year-old son named Bingham.
Charlie Sheen reopened his old beef with Chuck Lorre, the creator of "Two and a Half Men". He wants to be in the final episode of the show, and he says Chuck won't let him in.
The Discovery Channel is making excuses for the fact that a man did NOT get eaten alive by an anaconda on Sunday's"Eaten Alive" special. They said the real purpose of the show was to attract, quote, "maximum attention for one of the most beautiful and threatened parts of the world, the Amazon Rainforest and its wildlife."
The Pixar sequel "Finding Dory" will be about the search for Dory's origins and parents. It won't hit theaters until summer 2016.
Here's what's new on DVD today:
• "Guardians of the Galaxy" . . . Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, and rassler David Bautista are criminals who bond in an alien prison and become reluctant heroes to save the universe.
• "Dolphin Tale 2" . . . starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, and Morgan Freeman try to get Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tail, to bond with a young female dolphin so the government won't take him away.
"Entertainment Weekly" has named JIMMY FALLON its Entertainer of the Year. Meanwhile, Fallon and his wife welcomed a baby girl yesterday via surrogate. They named her Frances Cole. She's their second child.
BILL COSBY said "Thank you" on Twitter to WHOOPI GOLDBERG and JILL SCOTT for defending him. Although Whoopi only said she was going to reserve judgment. Meanwhile, attorney Gloria Allred wants Bill to put up $100 million and let the alleged victims plead their case to a panel of judges, who would decide if they deserve a settlement.
PSY's"Gangnam Style" video has been watched so many times, it screwed up the view counter on YouTube. It has well over 2 BILLION views and counting. They've now upgraded YouTube to a 64-integer system -- meaning Psy's "Gangnam Style" video will be able to withstand more than nine quintillion views.
A "Frozen" short will play before Disney's live-action "Cinderella", which hits theaters in March.
Allison Williams is ready to take flight as Peter Pan. The "Girls" star will play the boy who wouldn't grow up tonight in NBC's TV musical "Peter Pan Live." Christopher Walken co-stars as Pan's nemesis, Captain Hook. The show is NBC's follow-up to last year's live production of "The Sound of Music," which drew more than 18-and-a-half-million viewers.
Angelina Jolie is reportedly "unbroken" after a car accident following a screening of her new movie "Unbroken." The actress was being chauffeured back to her home Sunday when the car she was in skidded on a wet road in Beverly Hills and hit a curb. A witness says the car slammed into the curb with such force that it caused two tires to explode.
David Beckham and son Brooklyn are reportedly shaken but okay after a car crash Saturday in England. Both escaped serious injury after the deployment of the car's airbags. The former L.A. Galaxy Star was reportedly slightly injured, although the extent of his injuries are not known. The driver of the other car was reportedly taken to a local hospital.
Disney is reportedly thawing out plans for a sequel to its blockbuster animated hit "Frozen." Idina Menzel who voiced Elsa says a movie sequel and a stage muscial are in the works.
Moviegoers still had a big appetite for "The Hunger Games" over the Thanksgiving weekend. After a huge 122-million-dollar debut last weekend, "Mockingjay - Part 1," the third film in the future-set film franchise brought in almost 83 million dollars over the past five days.
Jennifer Lawrence is already known for making hits at the box office, but now she's doing it on the music charts as well. The song "The Hanging Tree" from her latest film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has already landed at number 14 on the U.K. singles chart, and is expected to find similar success on the Billboard Hot 100.
A teaser trailer for the new "Star Wars" movie "The Force Awakens" showed up in theaters over the weekend.
The movie comes out in December of NEXT year.
Moviegoers will get their first look at what's in store for the new "Stars Wars" movie this Friday. Director J.J. Abrams tweeted the news Monday that a "tiny peek" at what they're working on will be unveiled this Friday in select theaters - adding a "Happy Thanksgiving" message to the end of his note. A follow up message on StarWars.com said the teaser trailer will be seen in theaters around the world following this weekend's campaign. "Stars Wars: The Force Awakens" will be in theaters next year. 88 second trailer. Here in Kansas City, MO you can see it at AMC Studio 30.
Taylor Swift may have said no but Beyonce is going pro-Spotify. The superstar has made her newly announced "Platinum Edition" box set of "Beyonce" available to stream on the music service. Her updated catalogue now includes the brand new tracks "7/11" and "Ring Off," as well as a handful of remixes with Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. Beyonce is making her music more easily accessible on YouTube, as well.
Other new music out today:
• "Listen", David Guetta . . . His guests include Nicki Minaj, John Legend, The Script, Sia, Magic!, and Skylar Grey.
• "Globalization", Pitbull . . . It includes "We Are One", which is this year's official World Cup song, and "Celebrate" from the new "Penguins of Madagascar" movie. His guests include Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Jason Derulo, Juicy J, and Jennifer Lopez.
• "For You", Selena Gomez . . . A hits collection featuring "The Heart Wants What It Wants" and two other unreleased tracks.
New Movies on DVD and VOD:
• "The Expendables 3" stars Mel Gibson as the villain and adds Kelsey Grammer, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, and Wesley Snipes to the cast.
• "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" . . . starring Robin Williams and Joel McHale play a father and son who have to make an 8-hour drive on Christmas after Joel realizes that his wife forgot his son's gifts from Santa at home. Lauren Graham is the wife.
In other celebrity news...
Justin Bieber is topping a new "Forbes" list of the highest paid celebrities under the age of 30 by earning an estimated 80-million-dollars over the past year. Second on the list is UK boy band One Direction with 75-million-dollars for the runner up position. Taylor Swift was third with 64-million-dollars.
BONO and U2 top "GQ" magazine's annual list of the "Least Influential Celebrities of 2014." PRESIDENT OBAMA and former L.A. Clippers owner DONALD STERLING round out the top three. Also making this year's list areJohnny Depp (#16), Shia LaBeouf (#21), Woody Allen (#23), and Sarah Palin (#26).
And finally tonight on TV...
Alfonso Ribeiro, Janel Parrish and Sadie Robertson will dance for the coveted Mirrorball trophy on the 19th season finale of "Dancing With The Stars" Tonight. The trio head into the final round after Bethany Mota's elimination Monday night. Tonight on ABC, the full cast will reunite and viewers will also be treated to performances from Jennifer Hudson, Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas.
The forecast is bright for a big opening for the new "Hunger Games" movie…Early tracking indicates the movie could draw anywhere between 130 and 150 million dollars by the end of the weekend despite the wild winter weather that's keeping many people indoors this weekend. "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. It's the third film in the franchise, which has grossed more than one-point-five-billion dollars at the box office so far.
Four women came out yesterday with new accusations against BILL COSBY. LOU FERRIGNO's wife says he tried to assault her at his house in 1967, but she got away. An actress from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" says Bill forced himself on her in the green room of "The Tonight Show" in 1971. And a nurse from Florida and a woman from Pittsburgh say he drugged and assaulted them.
In the midst of troubling allegations of sexual assault from multiple women, Bill Cosby's live comedy shows are still on schedule. The comedy icon is set to perform a sold-out show Friday in Melbourne, Florida and shows in Las Vegas and Yakima, Washington are still on the books for next week.
AMC's "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul" will premiere on Sunday, February 8th, after the mid-season return of "The Walking Dead".
THIS WEEKEND ON TV:
• "Saturday Night Live" . . . on NBC. Cameron Diaz hosts and Bruno Mars performs with Mark Ronson.
Congrats to Tara Ashley from Blue Springs. She will be at the AMAs with her husband this Sunday.
• Sunday: "The American Music Awards" . . . on ABC. The performers include Iggy Azalea, Garth Brooks, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift.
ABC doesn't want Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea using the American Music Awards to re-create their raunchy music video. TMZ says the stars are set to perform their song "Booty" at the award show on Sunday -- only after agreeing to bring down the sex appeal several notches. Sources say J. Lo and Iggy have promised network executives that they'll keep their famous rear ends as covered up as possible and that they won't make physical contact while on stage. There will be a three-to-four second delay on the live broadcast, but ABC has already warned the stars that they'll be censoring whatever they deem overly sexual.
and finally...the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 is here!
Mike Nichols is dead. The legendary director of film, theater and television died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer, three children and four grandchildren. Nichols was one of the few in the entertainment industry to win all four major awards -- an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. He is probably best known for his film work, as director of such classic films as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Graduate," for which he won an Oscar.
Bill Cosby's NBC comeback has reportedly been shelved. The network has pulled the plug on its plans to develop a new sitcom around the comedy legend following multiple allegations of sexual assault. NBC's decision follows Netflix's postponement of the premiere of a Cosby standup special that was slated for release next week. TV Land has also pulled "The Cosby Show" out of its programming lineup and removed references to the show from its website.
Live from DC it's "Saturday Night Live's" Cecily Strong. The White House Correspondents' Association has announced the "SNL" cast player as its pick to emcee next year's White House Correspondents' dinner on April 25th.
Meanwhile…Stephen Colbert will play host at this year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. The soon-to-be "Late Show" host is taking on emcee duties for the 37th annual event honoring Al Green, Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin and ballerina Patricia McBride for their contribution to the performing arts.
Bono's cycling accident is apparently more serious than first confirmed. "Rolling Stone" reports the U2 frontman underwent a five-hour surgery for multiple breaks in his shoulder blade and upper arm. Doctors in Manhattan say metal plates and 18 screws were used in some repairs. The rockstar also suffered a facial fracture around one of his eyes.
TAYLOR SWIFT made Hot 100 history this week, by beating HERSELF for the #1 song. "Blank Space" replaced "Shake It Off" at the top of the chart, making her the first woman in Hot 100 history to ever do that. On the album chart, "1989" took the #1 spot for a third straight week.
Chris Hemsworth is "People's" new "Sexiest Man Alive." The Australian actor was revealed as this year's honoree on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night. Hemsworth appeared via Skype.
"People" magazine's"Sexiest Man Alive" issue featuring Hemsworth on the cover will arrive on newsstands Friday.
CHRIS PRATT has been named this year's "GQ" Man of the Year.
Netflix is postponing the launch of Bill Cosby's new stand up comedy special. The news comes after three women publicly accused the 77-year-old comedy veteran of sexual assault. The latest, model Janice Dickinson, claimed in a recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that Cosby assaulted her in 1982. Janice says she tried to write about it in her 2002 autobiography, but Cosby's lawyers pressured her publisher to scrap it.
TMZ says it's a "done deal" that KATHY GRIFFIN is replacing JOAN RIVERS on E!'s "Fashion Police". But the show will no longer be a weekly series. Instead, E! will use it as "event programming," during award shows and other special occasions.
All signs are pointing toward another number one album for British boy band One Direction. Early projections are suggesting that the group's fourth studio album could sell 420-thousand copies in its first week out.
Meanwhile…One Direction member Zayn is defending himself against allegations of substance abuse. The singer was absent from the boy band's "Today" show appearance Monday, leading host Matt Lauer to question Zayn's bandmates.
Zayn says he's "really angry and upset by what was said." He insists he had been "really ill" over the weekend and was unable to fly to America with the rest of the boys to kick off the album's release week. He says he'll be rejoining the promo tour as soon as he's back to good health.
Lawyers in comedian Tracy Morgan's negligence lawsuit against Walmart are due in federal court today in Trenton for a scheduling conference.
Tommy Chong is taking his final bow on Dancing with the Stars.
Only four couples will continue on to perform on finale week…Alfonso Ribeiro, "Duck Dynasty" reality star Sadie Robertson, YouTube star Bethany Mota, and Janel Parrish from Pretty Little Liars.
Reports are circulating that George and Amal Clooney may be getting ready to start a family. A source tells "Woman's Day Magazine" the two want to "highlight the plight of orphans in countries like Syria."
Matthew McConaughey now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The "Interstellar" actor's star was unveiled along Hollywood Boulevard Monday.
In a new ABC interview, KENDALL JENNER denied that she's dating JUSTIN BIEBER.
For better or worse, "Joe Dirt 2" is happening. And DAVID SPADE posted a selfie to mark the first day of filming.
Here's what's new on DVD today:
• "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" . . . Jessica Alba returns as Nancy, Mickey Rourke's back as Marv, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows up as an unlucky poker player. Bruce Willis is in too, even though his character died in the first movie.
• "22 Jump Street" . . . Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill go undercover at a local college as they question their partnership. Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, and Rob Riggle are all back for the sequel.
• "If I Stay" . . . Chloe Grace Moretz from "Carrie" and the "Kick Ass" movies plays a girl having an out of body experience after a car accident leaves her in a coma. Stacy Keach plays her grandfather.
• "And So It Goes" . . . Michael Douglas plays a cranky old man who's stuck taking care of his granddaughter for his son. And Diane Keaton is a neighbor who takes an interest in him, despite the fact that no one else can stand to be around him.
• "Into the Storm" . . . A principal has to save his students when their town is hit by multiple tornadoes.