<![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-usWed, 24 Aug 2016 05:34:53 -0500Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:34:53 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Bob Costas on Ryan Lochte's 'Over-Exaggeration' in Rio]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:06:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e147_407_bobcostas_lochte_20160823_1200x675_749690947571.jpg Bob Costas and host Seth Meyers talk about Ryan Lochte’s lie that he and three other swimmers were robbed in Rio. Costas marvels at the Lochte’s use of “over-exaggeration” instead of admitting that he made a false statement.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: A Continuos Look at Clinton’s Email Scandal]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e147_407_closerlook_20160823_1200x675_749690435623.jpg Host Seth Meyers looks at recent developments in the presidential campaign, including the resurfacing of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Dolly Parton Stole Her Style From the Town Trollop]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:00:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e186_518_dollyparton_style_20160823_1200x675_749685827875.jpg Dolly Parton chats with Jimmy about the sequel to her NBC special Coat of Many Colors and reveals the real-life "painted lady" she plays in the movie and styled herself after.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’ With Final 5 ]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:00:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FIVE_GettyImages-594428974.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon, Donald Glover and the 2016 women's USA Olympics gymnastics team, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman, compete against each other in a giant version of Hungry Hungry Hippos.

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<![CDATA[Justin Timberlake Hosts HRC in LA]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:14:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/08-23-2016-timberlake-clinton.jpg

On the narrow street leading to the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, there are orders for no parking and no stopping.

Unless you're invited, there is no way to reach the house serving as backdrop for the third Hillary Clinton campaign fundraiser in SoCal in just two days.

The Democratic presidential nominee will wrap her a two-day visit to Los Angeles and Orange counties Tuesday with a star-studded fundraiser at the Timberlake-Biel Hollywood Hills abode before heading on to two fundraisers in Laguna Beach.

It's at the home of the iconic pop singer where a luncheon running at $33,400 per person will be held.

Everyone from actors Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Aniston to TV producer Shonda Rhimes are expected. 

The event was punctuated by a tweet from the super-star couple with Clinton sandwiched in the middle, featuring the hashtag "I'm with her."

The event was originally scheduled to be hosted by actor Leonardo DiCaprio. A change in the production schedule for DiCaprio's upcoming climate change documentary meant the Oscar winner could not attend, according to People magazine, which cited a source close to the event. 

Clinton will then hold another $33,400 per person lunch fundraiser in Laguna Beach, which includes a photo with Clinton. Couples paying $100,000 are also admitted to a host reception with Clinton, according to an invitation obtained by City News Service.

Clinton will conclude her Southland visit with another Laguna Beach fundraiser, with tickets priced at $2,700, the maximum individual contribution to a presidential candidate in the general election under federal law. Guests raising $27,000 are admitted to a host reception with Clinton.

The $33,400 figure is the maximum amount an individual can contribute to a national party committee in a year.

Clinton began the visit Monday by taping an appearance on the ABC late- night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and holding two fundraisers. In her appearance with Kimmel, Clinton made light of both the revelation that the FBI collected nearly 15,000 new emails in its investigation of her and Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioning her health.

Clinton told Kimmel "my emails are so boring and I'm embarrassed about that."

When Kimmel asked 68-year-old Clinton about the questions about her health, she offered up her hand and said "take my pulse," explaining "to make sure I'm still alive."

Kimmel then took her hand and gasped, telling the audience, "Oh my god, there's nothing there."

Clinton implied that the stories are baseless, saying sarcastically, "With every breath I take, I feel like it's a new lease on life."

Much of the speculation stems from a concussion Clinton sustained in December 2012 after fainting, an episode her doctor has attributed to a stomach virus and dehydration. Giuliani urged voters to "go online and put down `Hillary Clinton illness,"' in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, saying the next morning that she "looks sick." Trump has questioned her stamina at campaign rallies and speeches, saying in a foreign policy address earlier this month that she "lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS".

When Kimmel asked about her preparations for the three debates with Trump, Clinton said she's taking the match-up seriously but is getting ready for "wacky stuff."

Her first fundraiser Monday was at the home of Basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin "Magic" Johnson near Beverly Hills, with co-hosts including actors Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. The second fundraiser at the Beverly Hills home of Haim Saban, the chairman and CEO of the Saban Capital Group, Inc., whose assets include the Spanish-language television network Univision.

Tickets began at $2,700 per person, according to an invitation obtained by City News Service.

Like nearly all fundraisers for presidential candidates, the events were closed to reporters.

Clinton's visit began one day after the Republican National Committee released a 19-second paid web ad critical of "Hillary Clinton's liberal elite summer tour with frequent stops in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Cape Cod."



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<![CDATA[Nick Cannon Starts Freshman Year at Howard University]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:12:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_85189231806.jpg

Actor Nick Cannon is adding another title to his expansive resume -- student.

The "America's Got Talent" host is starting his freshman year at Howard University in Washington D.C.

"YOU KNOW!!!!! #HU2020 My First Day as a Freshman!!! Howard University Class of 2020," Cannon said in an Instagram post Sunday.

The announcement has drawn many comparisons to "Drumline," the 2002 movie in which Cannon plays a freshman adjusting to life in the band at Atlanta A&T University, a fictional historically black college. 

Actor Orlando Jones, who played the band's conductor in "Drumline," congratulated Cannon for heading back to class on Twitter.

"Just remember @NickCannon 'You're on time if you're 5 minutes earlier, You're late if you're on time!' #OneBandOneSound," Jones said. 

Howard University was established in 1867 and has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, according to the university's website.



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<![CDATA[178 Strangers Respond to a Mom's Desperate Call]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:47:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Facebook_Deborah_Grimshaw_Skouson.png

Moms know everything, right?

One Utah mom admittedly did not know how to solve her daughter's dilemma. The kindness of strangers from across the world helped Deborah Grimshaw Skouson find the answer.

Her daughter with autism, Cami, wore out her favorite flower print Target shirt, after five years. Grimshaw Skouson had replaced the shirt before via eBay but her recent search for additional shirts had been unsuccessful.

She took to Facebook to solve the issue by posting a photo of the prized pink shirt pleading for help.

"Okay friends and family, I need your help! As most of you know, my daughter Cami has autism. For the past 4-5 years, she has been fixated on THIS shirt. Her current one is almost unwearable, and eBay has gone dry," Grimshaw Skouson wrote.

"We will pay for the shirt and the shipping if someone would be kind enough to sell it to us. It has to be this exact shirt! We've tried similar shirts, and they don't cut it with Cami!"

The post has been shared 5,401 times. So far, 178 people have responded and the family is already in receipt of 50 of the shirts by mail with the furthest coming from Germany.

Skouson, who has four other children and is a special education teacher, said her family was shocked by all the support.

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<![CDATA[Chris Rock Finalizes Divorce]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:06:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/AP10041219116.jpg

Funnyman actor Chris Rock finalized his divorce Monday from Malaak Compton after a 20-year marriage.

Rock, 51, and Compton, 47, married in 1996 and have two daughters together, Zahra, 12 and Lola, 14. The couple parted ways in 2014.

Rock has apparently moved on, reportedly taking up with 32-year-old 'Arrow'  actress Megalyn Echikunwoke.



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<![CDATA[Koko the Gorilla Jams With Flea From Red Hot Chili Peppers]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:49:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/2016-08-23_8-46-00.jpg

Most people know by now that 45-year-old Koko the gorilla, born at the San Francisco Zoo, knows sign language.

But who knew she could play bass guitar?

Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea did. The Australian-born rocker, who apparently is one of the gorilla’s favorites, got to hear Koko strum - or rather, try to strum - at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California. The foundation posted a short video of their jam session, adding: "Koko rocks a flea bass like it ain't nuthin."

The Aug. 19 post, also on the Chili Peppers Facebook page, has had more than 11 million views so far.

Flea appeared to be starstruck by Koko’s rudimentary bass playing.

“This is the greatest thing that ever happened,” Flea said. “I will never forget.”

The Gorilla Foundation's development director Jane Narich told NBC Bay Area on Tuesday that it was really great having Flea come to the foundation — the rocker emailed that he wanted to play with Koko about six months ago, and his wish was granted.

Narich added that Koko has had a long line of famous visitors meet with her over the years including Mister Rogers, Betty White and Robin Williams.

Koko is probably the world's most famous gorilla, all because she learned American Sign Language in the 1970s with Dr. Penny Patterson.

Narich is quite enjoying all the buzz. She's hoping the jam session will bring awareness to her foundation, which she would like to upgrade for the other gorillas living there.

Donations to support the Gorilla Foundation can be made at Koko.org.



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<![CDATA[Henry Winkler on 'Late Night']]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:01:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FallonHenry.jpg Henry Winkler talks about meeting elephants and snakes on 'Better Late Than Never.' ]]> <![CDATA[See It: Schwarzenegger's 'Celebrity Apprentice' Promo]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:02:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/arnold-AP506161750885.jpg

He's ba... you know how this ends.

NBC has released it's first promo teaser for the new Donald Trump-less "New Celebrity Apprentice" featuring everyone's favorite governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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The 30-second 'We're Building a New Boss' spot features Schwarzenegger being assembled 'Terminator' style, then letting loose with "Let's get down to business." 

"The New Celebrity Apprentice" is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.



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<![CDATA[Lucille Ball's Former LA House for Sale]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:49:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lucilleballogden1acmestudios.jpg The legend's Fairfax/Fountain-close bungalow is on the market.

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<![CDATA[The New Trump: A Closer Look With Seth Meyers on 'Late Night]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:53:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SethMeyersTrump.jpg Seth Meyers' Closer Look segment examines Donald Trump. ]]> <![CDATA['Today' Show Puppy's Name Is Revealed]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:35:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/today-show-pup-charlie.jpg

The new "Today" show puppy has a name.

Move over Wrangler, here comes Charlie.

Viewers voted online and selected Charlie over Ace and Sarge.

The 8-week-old's new name was announced Tuesday morning on the "Today" show.

The black Labrador retriever puppy is being trained by America's VetDogs, a nonprofit organization that trains dogs to support veterans and first responders during combat, both physically and emotionally.

America's VetDogs also trained Wrangler, a service dog that appeared on "Today" from Jan. 2015 to March 2016.

Charlie will visit "Today" regularly over the next year with his instructor Olivia Poff, as he receives training to become a service dog.

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<![CDATA[Henry Winkler on 'Late Night']]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:00:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FallonHenry.jpg Henry Winkler talks about meeting elephants and snakes on 'Better Late Than Never.' ]]> <![CDATA['The Tonight Show': Jimmy Fallon's Do Not Read List]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:54:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fallonasd.jpg Jimmy Fallon goes through some of the titles on his Do Not Read list of books on 'The Tonight Show,' including books called 'Ho-Ho-Homicide,' and 'Rhymes with Duck.']]> <![CDATA['The Voice' Will Pay Tribute to Christina Grimmie]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:12:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Miley+Cyrus+Alicia+Keys.jpg

Girl power is alive and well on The Voice this season!

It's no coincidence that the two amazing singers we met in the post-Olympics sneak preview of the reality singing competition are incredibly talented young women—after all, this is the first year in the show's history with two female coaches, the reigning Voice champion is a woman, and we're coming off the first-ever win for a female coach.

There's a looooot of girl power here, and talented teens W‎é McDonald and Darby Walker will fit nicely into this female-dominated season—especially with coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus on their side.

Although frequently we'll meet contestants before they step on stage for their blind audition, the half-hour episode began immediately as McDonald took her place behind the coaches and proceeded to blow all of them away with a gorgeous, rich, deep-voiced a cappella version of "Feelin' Good."

And yes, we were just as surprised as Alicia, Miley, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton when McDonald's speaking voice turned out to be a bubbly, high-pitched 17-year-old girl's rather than the low, mature one she uses while singing.

After McDonald chose Alicia, it was time for another 17-year-old to impress us all. Walker, whose mom moved the family from Atlanta to Los Angeles to encourage her budding music career, sang Florence and the Machine's version of "Stand By Me," and managed to get everyone but Adam to turn around. Miley and Alicia both laid on the charm thick, even hitting the stage to sing "Jolene" and "No One," respectively, with her. But it was Miley's pitch that won her over, scoring her the first spot on the new coach's team. 

The episode ended with a performance of "Dream On" by all four judges (and they actually sounded quite nice together, right?), followed by a tribute to one of the show's most successful contestants: Christina Grimmie, who was gunned down in July following a Florida performance.

"In loving memory of our friend Christina Grimmie," read a card at the end of the episode. Frankly, it seemed a bit too short to celebrate the short but lasting legacy of such an integral part of the show.

The full season 11 premiere airs Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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<![CDATA[Raisman Says Yes to Date]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:46:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB+RAW+UNDERWOOD+ASKING+ALY+FB+-+00001703.jpg

Aly Raisman caught the attention of many with her incredible performance at the Rio Olympics, especially Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, who hopes to snag a date with the gymnast the next time she’s in San Jose.

In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Raisman watched a recorded video of Underwood congratulating her hard work at the Olympics, and took the opportunity to ask her out on a double date with long snapper Andrew East the next time she’s in San Jose.

East also happens to be married to 2008 gold medalist Shawn Johnson, Raisman’s friend.

Raisman giggled and said she would go out with him.

In September, Raisman and the Final Five team will be in San Jose for their champions tour. Maybe Underwood will make an appearance and snag Raisman for that date.

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<![CDATA[Gymnast Gabby Douglas Becomes Miss America Judge]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:13:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gabby-douglas_looking-up_rio-olympics_ap.jpg

After competing in two Olympics, it's time for gold medalist Gabby Douglas to become the judge.

Douglas is joining the judging panel for the 2017 Miss America competition, the Miss America Organization announced Monday. Musician and actress Laura Marano was also announced as a judge.

"Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am excited to have the opportunity to judge the competition this year," Douglas said in the statement. "The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!"

Douglas and Marano round out the celebrity judging panel that also includes former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster from VH1's "Barely Famous" and singer-songwriter Cole Swindell.

Douglas won her third gold medal at the Rio Olympics with the U.S. women's gymnastics team. She took gold in the individual and team all-around competitions at the London Olympics, when she was just 16 years old.

ESPN's Sage Steele and Chris Harrison co-host the pageant, which takes place on Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. on ABC.



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<![CDATA[Vote for the New 'Today' Show Puppy's Name]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:19:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Today+Puppy+1st+Day.jpg

The "Today" show welcomed its new "puppy with a purpose" on Monday.

The sounds of the West Point Band played prior to the puppy's unveiling, then the dog walked through a red curtain wearing an American flag bandana.

Viewers may vote for one of three names: Sarge, Charlie or Ace. The winner will be announced on "Today."

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The friendly little pup comes to us from America's VetDogs, a nonprofit organization that trains dogs to support veterans and first responders during combat, both physically and emotionally.

The person raising the pup will focus on social and house behavior training, confidence and service dog tasks.

After 14 months of training, he will take a temperament test to show his strengths. He may become a PTSD service dog, hearing response, guide dog or a seizure response dog. 

For now, he needs a name. Vote here.

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<![CDATA[Top Entertainment Photos: Rihanna Performs in England]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:49:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-593354442.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities looking their best.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Artist In Residence Wows Rio Visitors]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:02:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-589319160.jpg French artist JR wowed Rio visitors during the Olympics with his larger-than-life art installations throughout the city. JR is one of three artists in residence for the Rio Games, a first in Olympic history.

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<![CDATA[Tyra Banks to Teach at Stanford]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:50:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_476387618231.jpg

Smize!

Supermodel Tyra Banks is slated to teach a class at Stanford University next spring.

It remains to be seen whether smiling with the eyes – a phrase she coined as a host of America’s Next Top Model on the CW Network – will be part of the Graduate School of Business class curriculum.

Banks, 42, will, however, team up with professor Allison Kluger for the spring elective titled “Project You: Building & Extending Your Personal Brand.” In 2011, the businesswoman earned a Harvard Business School diploma in a nine-week-long Owner/President Management program.

The chairman of Tyra Banks Co. and founder of Fierce Capital, LLC was spotted at the Palo Alto school last month. According to Stanford, the Inglewood native discussed the importance of hiring the right people, making cold calls, and knowing when to pivot, as part of the university’s Women in Business series.

Banks and Kluger met at the discussion and decided to team up, the Mercury News said.

"For the first 30 minutes of the class, I'm raising my hand, I'm all into it, 'cause it's kind of like theory and just like, the social part of the case," Banks told VH1, the newspaper reported. "The last hour it's all like Einstein and algebraic equations and craziness.

"And I'm just like, what the (heck) is going on? Please don't call on me because it won't be pretty."



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<![CDATA[Swedish Queen's Cell Phone Case Takes Olympic Gold]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:56:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-592207752.jpg

There has been plenty of royalty spotted in Rio watching the 2016 Summer Olympics, but Queen Silvia of Sweden takes the gold medal when it comes to cell phone cases.

The queen was spotted Friday at the equestrian center alongside King Karl Gustaf, snapping pictures with a phone covered with a large, adorable image of her granddaughter, Princess Estelle.

The 4-year-old is the first grandchild for the king and queen. She apparently is the apple of her grandmother’s eye, as her 5-month-old baby brother, Prince Oscar, hasn’t found a place just yet on the back of his grandmother’s phone.

There’s no word on what type of cell phone cover the king may have, although he seems to have an affinity for taking photos the old-fashioned way with a point-and-shoot camera.



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<![CDATA[Kristen Bell Slams Charge of Ageism in 'Bad Moms']]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:53:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kristen-Bell-Getty.jpg

Kristen Bell took to Twitter to answer a user who questioned if the plot in Bell’s latest comedy “Bad Moms” set a bad example by highlighting Hollywood sexism and ageism.

In the film Bell stars with Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn as one of three overworked and under-appreciated moms who, per the official synopsis, “are pushed beyond their limits and ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.”

The user questioned whether it was appropriate for Bell, 36 and Kunis 33, both mothers to toddlers in real life, to play mothers of preteens in the film.

There’s just one problem. As Bell pointed out her kids in the film are one, five and three, not preteens and Kunis’ character had her children while in her 20s. Bell says the stars gave that aspect careful consideration while filming.

"I'm not saying it doesn't exist, it sure does," she said of sexism. "I just know we gave it a lot of thought and it doesn't apply here."

Still, the former 'Veronica Mars' star remains a strong advocate for gender equality in and outside of Hollywood.

In an essay on her medium account and shared by The White House leading up to the United State of Women Summit in June, Bell wrote about embracing the qualities often seen as “girly” and seeing them as assets.

“Every woman brings something to the table that only she can,” Bell wrote. “This ever-long journey toward equality demands that we, as females, actually embrace our inequalities and value them as superpowers.”

In 2014, Bell told the Huffington Post she hopes that Hollywood creates more roles for strong complex women like her mystery-solving alter ego Veronica Mars.

“I would like to see roles continued to be written with the depth that Veronica Mars is,” Bell said prior to the premiere of the Veronica Mars movie in 2014.

“Not just the girlfriend — but someone who is a dynamic, multi-dimensional character, just like the guy,” she continued.



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<![CDATA[Lynda Carter To Make Guest Spot on 'Supergirl']]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:06:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/carter-benoist.jpg

Well, she still looks wonderful.

Lynda Carter, the 70's era starlet who brought 'Wonder Woman' to life for three seasons from 1975-1978, will resurface this fall on the CW's 'Supergirl'.

'Supergirl' star Melissa Benoist posted a pic of the two super heroines together to promote season two of the show.

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"Met a wonderful woman today," Benoist wrote next to the black-and-white pic on her Instagram.

Carter won't be donning her red, white and blue leotard this time around, as her role has her playing the president of the United States.

While Carter brought the role to prominence on the small screen in the 70's, Wonder Woman has enjoyed a significant resurgence in recent months. Gal Gadot reintroduced the super heroine to the big screen earlier this year in the blockbuster, if critically maligned, 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' Gadot is set to reprise the role in the upcoming standalone film 'Wonder Woman' and 2017's Justice League.'

Carter last appeared in a 2013 episode of 'Two and a Half Men' and in 2007 did a guest spot on another superhero-themed show 'Smallville.' 



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<![CDATA[Jared Leto Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel Cast]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:24:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/oscar-alfombra-39.jpg

No joking around.

Jared Leto, fresh off a stint as the Joker in 'Suicide Squad' has signed on in an as-yet unspecified role in the upcoming 'Blade Runner' sequel.

Leto, a 2014 Oscar winner for his role in 'The Dallas Buyers Club', joins an already star-studded cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright. 'Sicario' director Denis Villeneuve is helming the still to be named film scheduled to be released in October 2017.

Villeneuve told Entertainment Weekly  he had high expectations for the sci-fi film. "It’s a great team and spirits are very high," Villeneuve said. "Failure is not an option."



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<![CDATA[Biles Brazilian Boyfriend to Zac Efron: I Saw Her First]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:40:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/240*120/GettyImages-589497038.jpg

Brazilian gymnast Arthur Mariano has a message for Zac Efron: stay away from Simone Biles.

The bronze medalist, who Biles has playfully called her "Brazilian boyfriend," posted an adorable photo of the two hugging while he kisses the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor champion on the cheek.

"Hey @zacefron I saw her first...She is my girl," he wrote in the caption, adding in Portuguese that the two have "been together" since 2013.

Mariano's post came a day after Biles, a self-proclaimed Efron fangirl, met the "Neighbors" actor when he surprised the Final Five in Rio on the "Today" show.

“On cloud 9 ��☁️ @zacefron,” Biles captioned an adorable GIF of herself pecking Efron on the cheek after .

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The Baywatch actor later admitted that he was just as nervous to meet Biles after watching her incredible run at the Olympics.

“They won gold medals; they were crushing it the entire Olympics, and I was, like, hiding in a closet waiting to come in, so I didn’t know what to think,” Efron told "Today" show co-host Hoda Kotb. “I was kind of getting nervous myself, but it ended up being so sweet.”



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<![CDATA[Von Miller Channels His Inner Bieber in Madden Ad]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:50:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-538422620.jpg

Von Miller has moves on and off the field.

The Super Bowl MVP, fresh from signing a new six-year deal with the Denver Broncos that will pay him $114.5M with a $70M signing bonus, wants you to know he can sing and dance as well.  

Crooning (and to be fair, not too badly) to the tune of Justin Bieber's 'Sorry', Miller makes his case with sincerity as he sings "Start Me" while showing off moves he perhaps picked up during his recent "Dancing With the Stars" stint.

"Rushing the passer and tackling dudes are some strengths of mine. Build your game strategy around me because my rating is 99," Miller sings.

Yes, the man has a perfect rating in the Madden. He, along with the Patriot's Rob Gronkowski, Steelers Antonio Brown and Rams Todd Gurley, were candidates to be on the Madden cover. The honor went to Gronkowski.

But could Gronk sing this well? 



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<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Jenner Stalking Case]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:46:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jenner2.jpg

A San Francisco Bay Area woman was arrested Thursday morning on federal cyberstalking and hacking charges related to harassment and threats aimed at TV personality Kris Jenner, members of Jenner's family and two of Jenner's assistants, according to Justice Department officials.

Christina Elizabeth Bankston, 36, of Newark, California, was arrested at her home by FBI agents, the DOJ said. Her arrest came after a 15-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on July 26 and unsealed Thursday. She is scheduled to make her first court appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Oakland.

Bankston, who is a nurse's assistant, stalked Jenner and her family over a six-month period, according to U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker. The harassment included hacking personal accounts, impersonating her victims, extortion and "swatting," Decker said.

"This case illustrates that stalking is a very serious criminal offense," Decker said. "Such conduct can put lives in danger, cause considerable stress and anxiety to victims, and consume considerable law enforcement resources to respond to the false emergency calls."

Most of the stalking and hacking was conducted anonymously and remotely while Bankston was in the Bay Area, the DOJ said. It consisted of her sending large numbers of text messages and emails, as well as making harassing phone calls, according to the indictment.

Bankston is charged with six counts of stalking, one count for each victim discussed in the indictment: Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, two of Kris Jenner's assistants and two unnamed Jenner family members. The indictment also charges four counts of computer hacking, one count of extortion by threat targeting one of Kris Jenner’s assistants and four counts of aggravated identity theft related to the computer hacking offenses.

Each of the cyberstalking and computer hacking offenses carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. The aggravated identity theft charge carries a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence.

Here are just some of the allegations Bankston is facing, according to the indictment:

  • Making multiple phone calls in which she impersonated Kris Jenner, some of which involved false claims that Kris Jenner had cancer and needed help, and one in which Bankston falsely told law enforcement that a family member was attempting to commit suicide at Kris Jenner's residence.
  • Sending harassing and threatening text messages to Caitlyn Jenner.
  • Hacking into the email account of another member of the Jenner family.
  • Making internet postings that published telephone numbers for Kris Jenner, two family members and a friend.
  • Gaining unauthorized access to Kris Jenner’s Instagram account and publicly posting comments under Kris Jenner's name and likeness.
  • Falsely telling law enforcement that someone was going to Kris Jenner's residence to commit a massacre.



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<![CDATA[I'm Not My Mother: Brinkley's Daughter Responds To Trolls]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:25:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sailor-Brinkley-Cook.jpg

Christie Brinkley’s daughter is moving into college and trying to move on.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook, 18, is firing back at Internet trolls who commented on an article depicting a photo of the teen and her supermodel mom in matching overalls moving Sailor into college.

Brinkley-Cook, who is starting her freshman year at New York’s Parsons School of Design, posted a screen grab of the offensive comments—many of which concerned her appearance—on her Instagram accompanied by a lengthy caption.

“Everyone needs to stop putting me and my siblings and me and my mother in competition,” Brinkley-Cook wrote. “Comparison to others is toxic and unhealthy. As long as I am happy healthy and kind to others why should I care if I am not as 'pretty' as someone else.”

Brinkley-Cook said her mother serves as an inspiration, but the constant comparisons between her and her mother can be hurtful, especially at a young age.

“I'm just a person figuring out what I want to do and what makes me happy,” she wrote. “My one wish is that these people can get off their computers, go chase a sunset, kiss someone they love, pursue one of their dreams and STOP making an 18 year old girl feel constantly inferior and hurt.”

On Thursday Brinkley posted a video of Sailor on her Instagram telling Internet users to harness the power of social media and smart phones for good.

Let's all choose to use this machine to make the world a kinder more beautiful place," Brinkley  wrote. "Let's choose to create beauty, through mutual respect, compassion and love.”

The song “Mean” by Brinkley’s ex-boyfriend John Mellencamp can be heard in the background of the video and in the caption Brinkley commends her daughter for speaking out.

“Bravo @sailorbrinkleycook sometimes when we stand up for ourselves, we are standing up for each other,” she wrote.



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<![CDATA[Schumer Confuses Fans With Talk of Canceled Show ]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:10:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/metzger-shumer.jpg

Calm down 'Inside Amy Schumer' fans. Schumer's Comedy Central show hasn't been canceled, although comments from the boisterous comedienne led some of her most fervent followers to believe they were going to get a lot less Amy in the future.

The confusion stems from Schumer coming down strongly against rape comments made on social media by Kurt Metzger, a one-time writer on the comedy show.

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Metzger went on a what many described as gender blaming rant slamming female rape victims. The social media posts caught the attention of Schumer, who both denounced his comments and then said Metzger no longer worked as a writer for the show.

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"I'm saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger,” she wrote."He is a friend and a great writer and I couldn't be more against his recent actions.;

What confused many is Schumer saying Metzger go longer worked for the show because there was no longer a show to work on. Shumer later clarified the show had not been canceled, but was rather on hiatus while she toured the country.



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