<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSun, 31 Jul 2016 00:37:50 -0500Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:37:50 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ian Ziering Dishes on "Sharknado 4"]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:49:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-542219568.jpg Ian Ziering, star of SyFy's record-breaking "Sharknado" franchise, chats with us about what's in store for Fin Shepard this time around. He also hints at Tara Reid's fate. "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" premieres Sunday, July 31, 2016.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Nick Cannon Talks 'America's Got Talent']]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:22:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e179_511_nickcannon_manbun_20160729_1200x675_735139907661.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon talks to "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon about Season 11 and his interesting Golden-Buzzer pick this season, a 90-year-old stripper named Dorothy.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Jinx Challenge With Margot Robbie]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:40:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MARGOT_GettyImages-584663240.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon and Margot Robbie draw random categories then try to shout out the same word at the same time to jinx each other.

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<![CDATA[Top Entertainment Photos: Lollapalooza 2016]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:11:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-584456006_master.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities looking their best.

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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: ‘Weekend Update’ Duo Talks DNC and RNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:16:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e141_401_JostCheDNCRNC_h264_v2_20160728.mov_1200x675_734564931628.jpg The team behind “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost and Michael Che, explain to host Seth Meyers that the Democratic convention was weirder than the Republican convention because of the number of protesters at the DNC.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Closer Look at Clinton Accepting Nomination]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:18:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-584449396.jpg With the DNC finally over, host Seth Meyers looks at Hillary Clinton accepting the Democratic nomination for president.

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<![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Will Smith's Awesome Entrance]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:19:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SMITH_GettyImages-470013497.jpg Will Smith tries out different entrances until he lands on the perfect one.

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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Will Smith Talks Racism]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:20:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e178_510_willsmith_marriage_20160728_1200x675_734562371652.jpg Will Smith explains to host Jimmy Fallon that having been through many hours of marriage counseling, he thinks about problem solving through such counseling. So, he summarizes, he knows how to solve problems between people not getting along.]]> <![CDATA[Gwen Stefani Brings Bullied Boy on Stage at Fla. Concert]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:58:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Gwen+Stefani+West+Palm+Beach+Show.png A bullied boy becomes emotional after he's brought on stage for a hug from Gwen Stefani at a concert in West Palm Beach.

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<![CDATA[MTV Classic Brings Back 'Daria,' 'Beavis and Butthead']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:34:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MTV+Classic.jpg

MTV is rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and says the channel plans to serve up heaps of nostalgia for fans of "Beavis and Butt-head," ''Daria," ''Total Request Live," and other MTV staples.

MTV says the channel will have "a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s." In addition to full-season marathons of "The Real World," ''Road Rules" and "Laguna Beach," MTV says the channel will feature prime-time programming blocks that include episodes of "Cribs," ''Jackass," ''Punk'd" and others. "MTV Unplugged" episodes that MTV says haven't been aired in years also will be rerun.

MTV Classic will debut on Aug. 1 — 35 years to the day of MTV's debut. Its first show will be "MTV Hour One," a rebroadcast of MTV's first hour of programming from 1981.



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<![CDATA[Julia Stiles Chats About "Jason Bourne"]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:43:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/201*120/Screen+Shot+2016-07-28+at+11.30.07+AM.png Julia Stiles is back in "Jason Bourne," which hits theaters on Friday, July 29, 2016. She discusses what's in store for her character Nicky in the latest installment of the blockbuster film series. ]]> <![CDATA[Slash Visits 'School of Rock' Cast]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:02:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SLASH+SURPRISES+SCHOOL+OF+ROCK+-+00003401_WNBC_000000012515703.jpg

The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal - Guns N' Roses star Slash.

The guitarist made a surprise appearance Friday while the pre-teen band was practicing the Guns N' Roses song "Sweet Child O' Mine." He then joined in with young guitarist Brandon Niederauer, who seemed delighted.

Singer Bobbi MacKenzie didn't notice the musician until after the song, covering her mouth in surprise. After shaking hands with the kids, Slash joined them on "Paradise City."

The musical stays close to the plot of the Jack Black-led 2003 film, in which a wannabe rocker enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Slash is touring with Guns N' Roses.



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<![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Box of Lies With Matt Damon]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:59:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DAMON_GettyImages-583806920.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon and Matt Damon take turns trying to stump each other about what items are hidden inside their mystery boxes.

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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Closer Look at DNC Day 2]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:59:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e140_400_closerlook_20160727_1200x675_733755971964.jpg With Hillary Clinton officially the Democratic presidential nominee, Donald Trump somehow managed to push himself into the news by saying some wildly dangerous things, host Seth Meyers notes.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night': Seth's Affirmations on Aging, Brunch]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:01:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e140_400_affirmations_20160727_1200x675_733759555693.jpg Host Seth Meyers confesses that he hasn’t had much time recently to spend qualiy time with his good friend, himself. He explains that he has his writers compose affirmations that he can read to himself in the mirror.]]> <![CDATA['Weekend Update' Roasts DNC]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEEKEND_GettyImages-468735598.jpg

"Saturday Night Live" returned from summer vacation for a second Wednesday in a row for a special segment on day three of the Democratic National Convention, with jokes that ranged from despondent Bernie Sanders supporters to a love story that failed to mention a sex scandal.

"There's been so much passion and enthusiasm here — only problem was, most of it was for the guy who lost," "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost said, referring to Sanders.

They then showed images of Sanders supporters in the convention hall who were in tears.

"Look at all these white girls crying — they look like Dave Matthews just played 'Crash Into Me,'" co-host Michael Che joked. "What are you so sad about? You're gonna be fine. What do you think is going to happen if Bernie Sanders doesn't get to be president? You still get to be white."



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<![CDATA[2 Arrested for Extortion Attempt of 'Snapchat Queen' YesJulz]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:56:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wesley+victory+henchav+voigt+mugshots.jpg

Two South Florida residents were arrested after allegedly threatening to leak sexually explicit photos of social media star "YesJulz" if the South Beach model didn't paid them thousands of dollars.

Hencha Voigt, 28, and 33-year-old Wesley Victor were taken into custody Friday on charges of extortion.

According to police, the duo contacted Julieanna Goddard, who was crowned the queen of Snapchat by The New York Times earlier this year, and claimed to have X-rated photos and videos of her.

Victor sent Goddard several pictures as proof and gave her 24 hours to pay them $18,000, saying they would publish the pictures and videos on social media if she didn't pay, Miami Beach Police said. 

Voigt and Victor were waiting in a car on Miami Beach when they were approached by authorities. Investigators found the phone they believed was used for the extortion. Voigt, who is also a model, admitted to the crime while Victor’s attorney denies his client had any involvement.

"At this time this is only an allegation and we're waiting for our day in court so we could clear Mr. Victor of all these charges," attorney Zeljka Bozanic said. "I don't have any evidence at this point, I don't have anything that the police is able to link my client to this crime. And from my understanding, all they have is a cell phone that was recovered from a car that does not belong to my client."

YesJulz has acrued a social media base including over 300,000 viewers on Snapchat, nearly 390,000 on Instagram and 127,000 on Twitter. Goddard's popularity has landed marketing deals with both Puma and Red Bull, and the socialite has been seen partying with celebrities like LeBron James and French Montana.



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<![CDATA['Sharknado 4': A Return to Summer Camp]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:10:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sharknado2Effect11.jpg

During an episode from the latest season of "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Titus Andromedon explains the lack of activity at a construction site by passing along some insider information from his hardhat boyfriend: "Mikey told me 'Shark Week' is now a union holiday."

If Discovery's annual salute to the sharp-toothed guardians of the ocean warrants a vacation, then Syfy's upcoming latest "Sharknado" installment marks Christmas in July. "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" arrives on Sunday, offering a refreshing splash of summer camp at a time when we all could use a break from real disasters.

It's been three years since the first legions of insatiable sharks got swept up in a tornado and attacked Los Angeles, becoming an instant and unexpected pop culture phenomenon – essentially sharks propelled by Twitter snark. The gloriously silly TV movie represented less a commentary on global warming than a spoof of 1970s disaster flicks, complete with hammy acting and the greatest chainsaw-aided escape from the jaws of death in entertainment history.

The laughter spawned sequels in 2014 (the sharks invade New York) and 2015 (sea-dwelling sharks swallow political sharks in Washington) as the series got better by getting worse.

Pushing most movie franchises past three installments, as George Lucas learned the hard way, doesn't always fly with fans. So perhaps it’s appropriate that the title of the new "Sharknado" chapter plays off "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens."

Timing might help the odds of success for "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," in which the airborne predators hit the Las Vegas strip. There's an almost Trumpian theme to the series – warnings of disaster awaiting us at every turn – not to mention some more direct Donald Trump links: In the last "Sharknado," Mark Cuban, another rich guy from TV (he's a mainstay of "Shark Tank") and a frequent Trump critic, did a great job playing an over-the-top tough-guy president in last year's installment.

Gary Busey and Cheryl Tiegs, both veterans of "Celebrity Apprentice," join this year's cast. Returning as the aptly named Fin, the only man able to protect us against the flying sharks, is Ian Ziering, whom Trump fired "Celebrity Apprentice" after the actor set a booze jingle to "La Cucharacha." Tara Reid (whose character apparently survived a does-she-live-or-die online poll) and David Hasselhoff round out the C-list cast of the B-movie parody.

If nothing else, "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," offers a chance to veg out as the carnivorous sharks chow down. We might not need a week to celebrate, but the laughs hopefully will make some uncertain weeks ahead more bearable.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.


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<![CDATA[Questlove Talks 'Oprah Rule' of His Philadelphia Childhood]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/slack-imgs.com.jpg

Questlove, the drummer for The Roots, the house band on "The Tonight Show," recalled that while growing up in Philadelphia, his parents enforced the "Oprah rule" to keep him off the streets after school.

He was expected to be home before Oprah Winfrey’s talk show came on at 4 p.m.

"My parents were like, 'you want to come straight home. Do not let that 'Oprah' theme come on and you're not in this house," Questlove, whose birth name is Ahmir Thompson, told "Today's" Matt Lauer in an interview that aired Wednesday morning.

The Roots, Questlove said, started out by busking on Philadelphia streets in 1987 with the aim of "earning date money." The word spread about them in the hip-hop community, leading to bigger shows. The Roots served as the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" from 2009 to 2014, and in the same role on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", since 2014.

Questlove, who's also a music producer and a DJ, discussed some of his favorite moments on "The Tonight Show," describing one performance with Bruce Springsteen that drove the audience wild.

"It looked like the yuppie version of the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video," he said.

Questlove reminisced about weekends where he would go with his father, a doo-wop singer, to the record store and return home with a trunk full of vinyl.

"He'd buy like 200 records at a time," said Questlove. "I was in a house with 5000 records."

He said his family's dedication to music is what made him successful.

"They literally saved my life, he said. 



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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Andy Cohen Forgets Show's Guests]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:53:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e139_399_andycohen_show_20160726_1200x675_732907075712.jpg Host Seth Meyers talks to Andy Cohen about his show. Cohen admits that he struggles to remember who has been on his show and who hasn’t.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: A Message to Bernie Die-Hards]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:57:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e139_399_hey_20160726_1200x675_732908099689.jpg Host Seth Meyers is inspired by the so-called Bernie or bust delegates who do not approve of Hillary Clinton’s democratic nomination for president. Like Sarah Silverman, Meyers has strong words for the group. With Trump leading some polls, Meyers concludes that “we don’t have time for this.” “This", being democracy.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight’ Pros and Cons: DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e176_508_proscons_20160726_1200x675_732904515922.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Frozen Blackjack With Michael Fassbender]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:58:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FASS_GettyImages-583543794.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon and Michael Fassbender compete in an icy twist on blackjack, where the loser of each round gets a pitcher of ice water funneled into their pants by the winner.

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