Naya Rivera and Husband Welcome First Child

September 30, 2015

Frank Micelotta/FOX(LOS ANGELES) — Congrats are in order for Naya Rivera and her husband, Ryan Dorsey. A rep for the actress told ABC News that she’s a new mom.

According to TMZ, who obtained the baby’s birth certificate from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the couple named their baby boy, Josey Hollis. He was born September 17.

“They are so excited to be first-time parents,” one source told Us Weekly . “It was a very easy pregnancy and birth.”

Another insider added, “Naya was born to be a mother and is doing really great so far. And Ryan has amazing paternal instincts and has been waiting on them both hand and foot.”

Rivera and Dorsey wed July 2014 and announced in February they were expecting.

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Justin Theroux Says His Marraige to Jen Aniston Is a ‘Wonderful Thing’

September 30, 2015

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Justin Theroux said marriage to Jennifer Aniston is “fantastic” and really has improved their relationship.

“Something really does shift in a wonderful way and it sort of refocuses things,” The Leftovers star said on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. “And in a weird way it was sort of a long time coming, but also put us in exactly sort of the right space…I don’t know. It’s a wonderful thing, you know?”

Theroux and the Friends star wed August 5 at the couple’s home in Bel Air, Calif. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel officiated.

Having Kimmel in that role “was the biggest blessing in the world,” Theroux said, adding: “It was exactly what you would want him to do. He was extremely funny, kept things extremely light, was extremely touching.”

Kimmel even “cried a little bit,” Theroux said. “He did. …everyone did. And it was just, it was the perfect tone for the night.”

With his wedding out of the way, Theroux is set to return to The Leftovers, HBO’s psychological drama that focuses on life following the disappearance of tens of millions of people in the world. On GMA, the actor teased what viewers can expect.

“We moved the show to Texas, a fictional town of Miracle, Texas, where there’s been — I think it’s safe to say — no departures,” Theroux explained. “I’d like to say things normalize but they just get a lot weirder.”

Season two of The Leftovers premieres Sunday, October 4 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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Porsche Responds to Lawsuit Stemming from Paul Walker’s Death

September 30, 2015

Universal(LOS ANGELES) — Porsche has responded to the lawsuit filed by the teenage daughter of Paul Walker earlier this week.

Walker was riding in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas in November 2013 when Rodas lost control of the car, which struck trees and burst into flames.

The lawsuit from 16-year-old Meadow Walker claims the vehicle had design defects, and that it was traveling 63 to 71 miles per hour when it spun out of control.

In a statement provided to Entertainment Weekly, a representative for Porsche says, “As we have said before, we are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities’ reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed.”

An investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol had concluded that unsafe speed caused the crash.

“The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas,” Meadow Walker’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, told ABC News regarding the suit filed Monday in California Superior Court. The lawsuit does not state the monetary amount in damages being sought by the plaintiff.

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Chris Brown Wants to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence in Australia

September 30, 2015

Eliot Lee Hazel/RCA Records(LOS ANGELES) — After having his visa application denied, Chris Brown is making his case as to why he should be allowed to perform this December in Australia.

The singer took to Twitter to reveal his plans on raising awareness about domestic violence following his 2009 conviction for assaulting Rihanna, which is among the main reasons why several anti-domestic violence groups in Australia have called for Brown to be banned from entry.

“I would be more than grateful to come to Australia to raise awareness about domestic violence. I’m not the pink elephant in the room anymore,” he tweeted. “My life mistakes should be a wake up call for everyone. Showing the world that mistakes don’t define you. Trying to prevent spousal abuse.”

As previously reported, Brown has been given a notice that his visa request has been denied and that he has 28 days to present material as to why he should be given a visa to enter Australia.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Shares Heartbreaking News About Puppy

September 30, 2015

Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — In a heartbreaking post on Instagram, Johnson informed his fans that he had to put his French bulldog puppy Brutus down on Monday night, after the puppy ingested poisonous mushrooms.

“Another reminder we have to live and love as greatly as we can today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed,” wrote Johnson.

“At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night myself and @laurenhashianofficial had to make the painful decision to end Brutus’ suffering by taking him off of life support and sending his soul to pup heaven. I held his lil’ paw as he was finally at peace,” Johnson wrote.

The news comes just weeks after Johnson saved Brutus from drowning in his family pool.

Johnson explains that Brutus ate a mushroom while playing outside with the wrestler’s other puppy, Hobbs, but unfortunately, “this mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying his liver and immune system to the point of no return.”

Johnson thanked the “incredibly caring” nurses and staff at The Animal Medical Center at Cooper City for doing everything they could to try to save Brutus, and he warned dog owners to be mindful of mushrooms in “yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play.”

“We’ll always love you Brutus,” wrote Johnson, “And you’ll always be my lil’ main man and rough housing Brute.”

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Helena Bonham Carter Speaks Out on Split with Tim Burton

September 30, 2015

John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Nearly a year after Helena Bonham Carter split with film director Tim Burton after 13 years together, she discusses the breakup and clears up a “myth” about their relationship in the November edition of Red Magazine.

Even though the relationship wasn’t “forever,” the 49-year-old actress says it will always be “special.”

“I could write a thesis on what’s happened and it is all-absorbing when a relationship breaks down,” she tells the magazine. “But I think we’re coming through it, and I think we’ll have something very precious still. Our relationship was always somewhat special, and I think it’ll always remain special.”

“The mark of a successful relationship shouldn’t be whether you’re there forever after,” she continues. “Sometimes you’re not meant to be forever together. Sometimes you have to come to terms with the fact that that was it.”

Carter calls their relationship “a blessing,” noting, “We gave each other children and a lot more else. And we might be better, and still be able to give to each other, but not necessarily living together.

“Which we did by the way, because everyone seemed to think we didn’t, but that was a load of myth,” she adds in response to rumors that the couple lived in two adjoining houses in London’s Belsize Park.

The pair, who first met on the set of Burton’s 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, never married. They have two children — son Billy, 11, and daughter Nell, 7.

Carter will next be seen in the British drama Suffragette, which centers on early members of the British women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. It opens nationwide October 23.

The November edition of Red magazine will be available on Thursday.

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Touts Petition to Bring Her Back to “Dancing with the Stars”

September 30, 2015

ABC/Craig Sjodin(ATLANTA) — Kim Zolciak-Biermann misses being a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

The reality star was forced to withdraw from the ABC competition this week after suffering a mini-stroke. However, she’s asking her fans to sign a petition calling for her and her pro partner, Tony Dovolani, to be reinstated.

Zolciak-Biermann explained in an Instagram post on Tuesday, “I was cleared to dance on Friday when I was discharged from the hospital, so Saturday morning I was up rehearsing not even 12 hrs after. I had no restrictions BUT flying until today. Yes the timing sucked but ultimately my health is first.

“I can dance I just couldn’t fly,” she continued. “I’m forever grateful for my dance partner @tonydovolani who has always supported me and All Of you my amazing fans!!!!!!!! Regardless I’ll be dancing my a** off at the finale.”

The petition has already tallied more than 13 thousand signatures, surpassing its goal of 10 thousand. You can find it on here.

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Blooper Reel Released

September 30, 2015

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) — Our sides are Thor — or, rather, sore — from laughing so hard at this brand-new blooper reel from Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Forget the Dark Side — the video Marvel released on Monday night shows the silly side of our favorite superheroes, including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) coaxing Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) to dance with him.

“I love to dance,” Hemsworth says in his Thor costume.

“Captain, you gonna bring it?” Downey asks Evans.

The entire cast hammers through the hilarious outtakes.

You can see the whole thing when the Avengers: Age of Ultron DVD comes out October 2.

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What Kate Winslet Wants for Her 40th Birthday

September 30, 2015

Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) — Kate Winslet doesn’t want much for her 40th birthday.

“I’d quite like a pressure cooker,” the Oscar-winning actress, who turns 40 on October 5, told E! Newswhile promoting her new movie, Steve Jobs. “I want to start making bone broths.”

When her co-star Michael Fassbender asked, “What does that entail,” Winslet happily explained.

“Taking a whole bunch of bones and putting them in a pressure cooker with lots of chopped-up leeks and onions and celery and all that stuff, and you make this amazing restorative bone broth,” she said. “You boil it up for like 12 hours and it cures you of all ailments.”

Fassbender loved the idea.

“I will get you the pressure cooker if you will cook me one of those bones broths,” he told her.

Winslet is the latest celebrity to jump on the bone broth bandwagon.

Her Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley raved about its healing qualities to David Letterman earlier this year.

Gwyneth Paltrow put it on Goop’s winter detox menu and Salma Hayek calls it her secret to looking young.

“It’s full of gelatin and fat and has bone marrow and I think it is very good to keep yourself young,” Hayek, who drinks a cup a day, told People recently. “If you do the right fat, I think that is the key.”

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“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Recap: ‘Laws of Nature’

September 30, 2015

ABC/Kurt Iswarienkio (LOS ANGELES) — Tuesday night’s third season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicked off in a trashed apartment, showing somebody’s morning routine has gone very wrong. The camera pans from spilled juice and fish oil supplements in the kitchen to the ashy evidence that somebody has transformed into a super-powered Inhuman.

The path of destruction leads from a hole in the building’s wall to chaos on the street below, where people run in terror from a very confused man (Juan Pablo Raba) who has apparently gained the ability to melt metal at will.

Armed agents pull weapons on the confused Inhuman, who accidentally detonates a car when the agents try taking him into custody.

Breaking away, he hides in an alley just as his pursuers are literally blown across the street by none other than Daisy (Chloe Bennet), who, thanks to last season’s exposure to Terrigen Crystals, became an Inhuman herself, blessed/cursed with seismic abilities.

Flanked by her S.H.I.E.L.D. teammates Mac (Henry Simmons) and Hunter (Nick Blood) she gives a quick meet and greet to the man we now know as Joey, before he’s whisked to safety by a rocket-powered pod that takes him to the team’s shiny new flying HQ.

On the ground, we spot Coulson (Clark Gregg) — now retrofitted with a prosthetic hand to replace the one lost in last season’s finale — snapping pics of the armed unit’s apparent leader (Constance Zimmer).

Aboard the “Bus,” Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) tells Joey that, like all Inhumans, his unique, alien-spiked DNA awakened his powers when he was accidentally exposed to the Terrigen that entered the food chain via his fish oil supplements.

She, and later Daisy, also try to comfort Joey, which proves impossible when he learns he’s being hunted after his super-powered “coming out.”

We learn Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) has been literally spanning the world to find anything that could shed light on the power of the mysterious monolith that sucked in his lab partner/love interest Simmons. With that in mind, in Morocco, Fitz scams some thugs for an ancient maguffin, barely escaping with his life.

Stateside, Coulson learns the mystery woman is Rosalind Price, and she’s after Inhumans, too. An attempt by Coulson and Hunter to corner her on a train, backfires, however, and she and Coulson verbally spar, with each mistakenly blaming the other for a series of grisly Inhuman murders.

Mac and Daisy attempt to recruit lightning-powered Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) to help with Joey’s transition, but Lincoln wants nothing to do with the pair — until he’s targeted by Lash (Matthew Willig), a monstrous mutant who quickly reveals himself to be the real Inhuman killer. The trio manage to fight him off, but Lash escapes to fight another day.

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