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James Earl Jones to Receive Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

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James Earl Jones will receive a special Tony Award in June for lifetime achievement in theater, the awards’ administration committee announced Thursday. The 86-year-old actor made his Broadway debut in 1957 and went on to win Tony Awards for “The Great White Hope” in 1969 and August Wilson’s “Fences” in 1987. He most recently appeared on Broadway opposite Cicely Tyson in the 2015 revival of “The Gin Game.” He also earned a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for the big-screen adaptation of “The Great White Hope,” and an honorary Oscar in 2012. In 1991, he picked up dual Emmy Awards for »

- Thom Geier

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Disney’s ‘Miracle’ Actor Michael Mantenuto Found Dead at 35

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Michael Mantenuto, an actor and hockey player who starred in Disney’s 2004 film “Miracle,” has died. He was 35.

Mantenuto died on Monday of an apparent suicide, according to TMZ, and was found in his car by police in Des Moines, Wash. TMZ reports that the actor died by shooting himself.

Miracle” tells the story of the U.S. men’s hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The American’s victory over the heavily favored Soviet team was dubbed the “Miracle on Ice.” The U.S. would go on to beat Finland to win gold. Mantenuto played Jack O’Callahan, a member of the U.S. team who injures his knee, but returns to the rink to take on the Soviets ,and makes a key shot that leads to a U.S. goal. Kurt Russell and Patricia Clarkson also star in the movie.

Mantenuto’s Hollywood career was limited apart from “Miracle.” He did, however appear in the 2006 TV movie “Dirtbags” and 2008’s “Surfer, Dude.”

After his acting career, Mantenuto joined the military. In a news release announcing Mantenuto’s death, Col. Guillaume Beaurpere wrote, “Those of you that knew Mike will remember him for his passionate love for his family and his commitment to the health of the force.”


- Seth Kelley

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Johnny Depp Appears as Captain Jack Sparrow on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride

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Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself.

Johnny Depp donned the getup of his swashbuckling alter ego and interacted with riders on Wednesday. Videos taken by park goers and shared on social media show Depp chatting with fans as they passed by on the ride's boats. He also spoke to a crowd outside.

Depp returns to the big screen as Sparrow next month in the fifth film based on the ride. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens May 26, after premiering at Shanghai Disneyland »

- the Associated Press

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Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff Reuniting for First Live Performance Together in 12 Years

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Time to sit back and unwind… Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff are officially reuniting, and it's happening this "summer, summer, Summertime!"

The two announced the exciting news with a video posted to their social media accounts this week, featuring vintage footage from their Fresh Prince of Bel-Air days.

The text between the clips revealed the popular '90s hip-hop duo will be returning to the stage together for two sets in Europe this summer. They'll be performing at the Summerblast Festival, presented by MTV, on Aug. 26 in Croatia, and the Livewire Festival on Aug. 27 in the U.K.

"First two shows are locked!! Y'all ready?" Smith, who goes by the rap name "The Fresh Prince," captioned his post, while Jeff wrote, "Yup..and This Is Finally Happening!!! #JJFPReturn #vinyldestination."

The performances will mark their first official shows together in 12 years. In 1989, the »

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Nicolas Cage Breaks Ankle on Set of Heist Movie in Bulgaria

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Nicolas Cage has broken his ankle on the set of heist movie “#211” in Bulgaria, a source confirms to Variety.

It’s currently unclear how the accident happened, but he was transferred to a hospital near the set before heading back to Los Angeles for treatment. He’s still in L.A., with hopes to return to set in about two weeks.

Millennium Films and Nu Image, the production companies behind the film, have not yet announced how Cage’s absence will affect production.


Nicolas Cage to Star in Sci-Fi Action Film ‘The Humanity Bureau

York Shackleton directs the movie that stars Cage as a police officer, following his efforts to stop a bank robbery. 211 is police code for “robbery in progress.”

Jonathan Yunger and Jeffrey Greenstein serve as producers of “#211,” with Yariv Lerner, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Scott Karp on board as executive producers. Along with Cage, the cast also includes Amanda Cerny, »

- Alex Stedman

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Read Jodie Foster’s Loving Tribute to Jonathan Demme, ‘Director of the Lambs’

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Jodie Foster paid tribute Wednesday to Jonathan Demme, who directed her to one of film’s most powerful performances, and an Oscar, in “The Silence of the Lambs.” “I am heart-broken to lose a friend, a mentor, a guy so singular and dynamic you’d have to design a hurricane to contain him,” the actress said in a statement. “Jonathan was as quirky as his comedies and as deep as his dramas. He was pure energy, the unstoppable cheerleader for anyone creative. Just as passionate about music as he was about art, he was and will always be a champion of the soul. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Johnny Depp Surprises Disneyland Guests by Appearing as Captain Jack Sparrow on Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

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It’s not the rum, Disneyland visitors — that was Johnny Depp in the flesh!

Riders on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, got a special surprise on Wednesday night: Depp transformed back into Captain Jack Sparrow and greeted those who visited the inspiration behind the film franchise.

Perfectly slipping back into swashbuckling character, the 53-year-old actor rambled and pointed his sword at the guests, who made sure to capture the shocking encounter on their phones.

“You know those little Disney Myths like…Johnny Depp will dress up as Jack Sparrow and sit in »

- Stephanie Petit

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Tom Hardy Apprehends Fleeing Alleged Motorcycle Thief Because He is a Real-Life Action Hero

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Tom Hardy is bringing action movies into his real life!

The Mad Max: Fury Road star put on a display of big screen heroics recently while apprehending an alleged motorcycle thief in London, the BBC reports.

According to the publication, Hardy grabbed one of two teenagers who fled after the stolen bike ran into a vehicle, while the other was apprehended by police.

"He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious," a witness told U.K.'s The Sun. "I asked Tom what happened and he told me he chased him through my back garden and caught him around the block -- but the route was like an assault course."

"We can confirm that there were two people on a stolen moped that went through a red light and crashed into another vehicle," a spokesman »

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Ian Somerhalder Celebrates 2nd Wedding Anniversary Listening to Wife Nikki Reed Sing

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Ian Somerhalder can't get enough of Nikki Reed -- or her beautiful singing voice!

The Vampire Diaries star took to Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate his and Reed's second wedding anniversary by sharing a short clip of himself listening to one of the actress' new songs in the studio.

"There truly is No better way to ring in our wedding anniversary than in this studio together listening to this beautiful voice sing these beautiful words," Somerhalder wrote. "When the clock strikes in less than 1hr its two years married my beautiful love. I can only hope for a million more to come." »

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Scott Disick Reveals He Asked Kourtney Kardashian to Marry Him With a Lorraine Schwartz Ring, But They "Got Scared"

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Scott Disick just spilled a major secret. On this Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Scott talks to Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian about his trip to Aspen with Kourtney Kardashian and their three kids. "A year or so ago I feel like there was a point where we didn't even speak or see each other," Scott says in the clip above. "So this feels good." Scott tells Kim and Khloe that he thinks "everything is going in the right direction" with Kourtney after their trip. Kim then asks Scott, "I have a question, does Kourtney know that you got her a ring to propose?" Scott tells her she does, and Khloe says they found it in Kourtney and Scott's »

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Little House on the Prairie and Fox News’ Melissa Francis Details Sexual Harassment by a Drunk ‘Pig’ Colleague

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Before Melissa Francis landed a job at Fox News, she was a local news reporter making her way up in the world of broadcast news — and dealing with sexual harassment encounters like the ones her former colleague Bill O’Reilly and boss Roger Ailes have been accused of perpetrating.

In her new memoir Lessons from the Prairie, the former Little House on the Prairie child star delves into her time on set, as well as her sometimes treacherous path to the world of broadcast journalism. She outlines a five-step plan to turn difficulties into success and reflects on her strategies »

- Patrick Gomez

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8 Shockers From Caitlyn Jenner's Memoir--and What the Kardashians Have to Say

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Caitlyn Jenner is not holding back. After decades of hiding her authentic self, she has put pen to paper to document the progression of her life from a dyslexic young boy from Mount Kisco, New York, to an Olympic gold medalist to a reality star dad to a trans woman. In the process of the progression, Jenner has notably encountered an array of other famous people—including O.J. Simpson and, of course, the Kardashians. Jenner seems to hold nothing back throughout the 320-page memoir, aptly titled The Secrets of My Life. Here are her most shocking secrets: 1. Caitlyn took her first wife Chrystie Crownover to McDonald's for their wedding dinner. After their small wedding ceremony, they »

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‘Do You Know What You’ve Done to Me?’: Tad Cummins’ Wife Reveals Jail Call with Accused Kidnapper

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The wife of the former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping his teen student has spoken to her estranged husband since his arrest but has no plans to take him back, she told Inside Edition this week.

Jill Cummins — who recently filed for divorce from Tad Cummins after 31 years of marriage — said in a two-part interview, airing Thursday and Friday, that Tad called her from behind bars several days ago.

“‘He kept saying, ‘I love you,’ and I said, ‘I’m sorry, but I’m not going to say that back,’ ” Jill recalled.

“I, of course, went into a rage: ‘Do »

- Greg Hanlon and Harriet Sokmensuer

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Meet the Snot Otter, Like a Regular Otter Only Slimy and Amphibian

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North America’s only giant salamander species is having a cotillion.

The Eastern Hellbender, also known as a Snot Otter or Old Lasagna Sides (as well as Devil Dog and Grampus according to Wikipedia), has made its public debut at the Bronx Zoo in New York, reports Reuters.

For years, the amphibians, which grow to be over two feet long, have been kept behind the scenes of the zoo as part of a conservation effort. Now they are ready to come out and meet their adoring public. Just don’t expect them to look like river otters.

These creatures have small eyes, »

- Kelli Bender

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Nina Dobrev Explains Why She Cut Her Hair Into a Bob

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Up until a few months ago, Nina Dobrev‘s long, shiny waves were at the top hair inspiration boards everywhere. But as soon as the Vampire Diaries star wrapped the series, she chopped her strands into a short bob — and gave us an entirely new reason to be obsessed with her hair. So we spoke to Dobrev — and her go-to hairstylist, Riawna Capri — about why she chopped her strands, and found out exactly how to style our locks like hers, just in time for summer.

“I had been wanting to cut my hair for over six years, but I wasn’t contractually allowed to, »

- Jillian Ruffo

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Harry Styles On Gay Rights: ‘I Feel Like Everyone Is Equal’

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Harry Styles doesn’t normally talk about politics, but he isn’t shying away from speaking out on gay rights. Related: Harry Styles Gets Surprise Video Message From Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin And More The new solo sensation sat down with French talk show “Quotidien” in front of a live studio audience. The former One Direction star was […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Rumer Willis Shows Off Singing Voice On ‘Empire’

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On Wednesday’s episode of “Empire”, guest star Rumer Willis wowed viewers with her vocal talent. Willis plays Tory Ash on the musical drama, a troubled Amy Winehouse-like musician who has had a series of unfortunate public appearances. Recovering from a heroin addiction, she’s looking to become a star once again. Related: ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Drops […] »

- Jordan Appugliesi

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Open Up About Their 29th Wedding Anniversary Plans, Working With Emma Watson

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are hitting another milestone. The happy couple is celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary this weekend, and while celebrating the premiere of Hanks' new movie, The Circle, Wednesday night, they opened up to E! News about the big day on Sunday. "I'm not going to say," Wilson joked. "We have top secret plans that are going to set the world on fire," Hanks quipped. Sounds like a good time to us! The dynamic duo also opened up about The Circle, which is based on Dave Eggers' novel of the same name, and spoke to the movie's telling message about the Internet and its effect on society today. "It sells the glory of Internet »

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Chris Soules Hires New, High-Powered Legal Team After Fatal Car Crash

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Chris Soules just made a big move following his fatal car accident earlier this week. E! News can confirm the former Bachelor star has hired a new, high-powered legal team out of Des Moines to represent him as he faces criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident in which one man, Kenneth Mosher, was killed. The team from the Parrish Kruidenier firm consists of attorneys Alfredo Parrish, Brandon Brown and Gina Messamer. The firm is known for handling both civil and criminal law, specializing in wrongful death and criminal defense. Furthermore, E! News obtained the documents in which Soules filed a motion to preserve any evidence found in relation to the trial. The decision comes after new »

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Phaedra Parks Brutally Reminds Apollo Nida, Prenup Still Applies in Divorce Do-Over

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Phaedra Parks is facing a do-over in her divorce but still insists their prenup should block Apollo Nida from attempting to get alimony. Phaedra filed docs in Georgia asking the court to enforce what she considers an ironclad prenup Apollo signed on October 23, 2009 ... 9 days before they got married. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Phaedra says they both agreed to waive their right to alimony ... meaning he shouldn't get a dime in spousal support when the divorce is final. »

- TMZ Staff

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