<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usTue, 26 Jul 2016 22:14:57 -0400Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:14:57 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Susan Sarandon, Sarah Silverman Ignite DNC Celebrity Bern]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:26:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/sarandon-silverman.jpg

There's no doubt the Democrats trounced the Republicans in one contest: the Day One convention celebrity lineup. Scott Baio, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson proved no match for the wattage of Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria, Paul Simon and Sarah Silverman.

What's less clear is whether controversy sparked by some of the entertainment-world guests did their respective parties more harm than good.

Donald Trump supporter Baio got called out during an interview with MSNBC for retweeting a vile post slurring Hillary Clinton. Former underwear model Sabato absurdly insisted in an interview with ABC that – despite all evidence to the contrary – his fellow Christian President Obama is a Muslim.

On Monday night, Democratic schisms played out, in part, through the stars. While Simon's poignant croak of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" sought to heal, comments fired from the convention stage by Sarah Silverman and eye-daggers shot from the crowd by Susan Sarandon threatened to irritate an open wound.

While the duo couldn't overshadow the night's biggest star – First Lady Michelle Obama – the attention Silverman and Sarandon grabbed underscored not only the growing role of celebrities in high-stakes political races, but the unpredictability they bring.

The GOP learned as much in 2012, via Clint Eastwood's bizarre improvised comedy act with an empty chair.

Silverman, a Bernie Sanders fan who is now supporting Clinton, offered a far funnier (including a racy crack about getting a cream for her “Bern”) and nuanced performance. She extolled Sanders and made a case for Clinton, without slamming Trump – normally an easy target for a caustic, left-leaning comedian.

Still, her comic instincts kicked in amid booing by from Sanders diehards, prompting her to react as if she were putting hecklers in their place. "To the Bernie-or-bust people: You're being ridiculous," she said with comedian-turned-senator Al Franken at her side.

While her words likely rang true to many Democrats, they starkly highlighted a lack of the kind of unity party leaders had hoped to project on a night when even pleas on Clinton's behalf from Sanders and his fellow liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren couldn't ground the boo-birds.

Sarandon, meanwhile, gave voice to the split without uttering a syllable. The Sanders supporter, who told TYT Politics last month that Clinton “in a way” is “more dangerous” than Trump, became an Internet meme after journalist Ian McKenna tweeted a gif of her looking miserable in the Philadelphia arena.  

“Susan Sarandon is having literally the worst time at the #DemConvention,” McKenna noted. Sarandon retweeted the observation, and added: "Accurate."

Her short, if not sweet, tweet likely won't be the final word from a celebrity during a divisive president election cycle in which both parties got humbling reminders that reaching out to the stars brings a risk of feeling the burn.

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[Dr. Dre Handcuffed After Driveway Confrontation]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:54:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_129703052779.jpg

Music producer and entrepreneur Andre "Dr. Dre" Young was briefly handcuffed after deputies responded to a report of a confrontation outside his Malibu home.

Young was accused of pointing a gun at a man Monday morning outside the home on Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said. The man told deputies the rapper pointed a gun at him and told him to leave while he was stopped in his car on PCH, according to the department.

Young told deputies the man was in front of his home, blocking his driveway, and that he asked the man to leave.

The 51-year-old artist was searched, handcuffed and briefly detained in a patrol car while deputies investigated the claims, according to the sheriff's department. Deputies said Young was cooperative with deputies and consented to a search.

Young claimed the man drove away after the initial encounter, but immediately returned and parked near the same location. Young said he pulled out his cellphone and started recording the man, who then drove away, and denied threatening the man, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man insisted Young had a handgun, but a weapon was not found at the scene, authorities said.

Young was not arrested or taken into custody by deputies, but the other man initiated a private person's arrest of Young for misdemeanor brandishing a firearm, according to the sheriff's department. Young received a citation and was not transported to the station.

A representative for Young did not immediately return a request for comment from The Associated Press.



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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Good Name, Bad Name, Great Name]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:57:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e175_507_goodnamebadname_20160725_1200x675_732164163904.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon demonstrates what makes a good name for one thing might make a bad name for something else or make a great name for something else.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Bill Clinton Called Lenny Kravitz]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:37:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/KRAVITZ_GettyImages-580957598.jpg Host Seth Meyers asks Lenny Kravitz if there’s any truth behind the story that Bill Clinton called Kravitz at home. Kravtiz did in fact receive a call from Clinton, even though the two hadn’t been personally acquainted. At the time, Bill Clinton was president and he asked Kravitz to play at that year’s Democratic National Convention.

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<![CDATA[Late Night’: A Closer Look at DNC Emails]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:07:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e138_398_closerlook_20160725_1200x675_732166723991.jpg Democrats in Philly are presenting themselves as the safe alternative to the “forest fire in cuff links that is Donald Trump,” host Seth Meyers said.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight’: Catchphrase With Denis Leary]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:21:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e175_507_catchphrase_20160725_1200x675_732169283895.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon teams up with Denis Leary against Shay Mitchell and G-Eazy for a game of Catchphrase.]]> <![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Kim Kardashian West in Las Vegas]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:46:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-579201628-ent.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities looking their best.

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<![CDATA[Dozens of Arrests at GNR's NJ Show]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:59:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/188*120/72416slash.jpg

At least 30 people were arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert at MetLife Stadium, police in New Jersey said Sunday.

The arrests occurred Saturday night and the charges ranged from drug possession, lewdness and simple assault to resisting arrest.

One New Jersey woman was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, officials said.

Guns N' Roses performed a second show at the stadium in East Rutherford on Sunday night.

The band broke up in 1996 and the reunion of Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan is called the "Not in This Lifetime" tour.



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<![CDATA[Disneyland to Get Rid of 'Tower of Terror']]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:28:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/GOTGExt1280.jpg

Disneyland and California Adventure fanatics must soon say their final farewell to a "terrifying" park favorite, "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror."

The ride will be revamped into a "Guardians of the Galaxy" experience next summer, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego. 

The last chance for Disney enthusiasts to plummet 13 stories down the iconic elevator shaft will be early 2017, according to the Disney Parks blog.

Reaction on Facebook wasn't exactly positive; many said the removal of the ride was a bad move, and a sign that Disney was catering to trendy flicks. Audience members reportedly booed at the concept image presented at Comic-Con.

The "Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!" ride will feature Rocket the raccoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper in the film, enlisting the help of the riders to break the fellow Guardians of the Galaxy out of The Collector's display cases. The ride is said to have a "breathtaking free fall sensation" with "visual and audio effects."  

The music featured in the ride will change from 1930s era to popular 70s tunes played by Star-Lord, AKA Chris Pratt's character Peter Quill, in the film.

It slated to open summer 2017 in concert with the sequel's release.



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<![CDATA[Man Proposes at Comic-Con]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/7-24-16-Jodie+Twitter+Supernatural+Proposal+Hall+H+Comic-Con+2016.jpg

It was a "Supernatural" day indeed for one fan at the show's Hall H Comic-Con panel Sunday when her boyfriend got down on one knee in front of thousands to propose to her. 

"You are the sun that brightens my day and the moon of my life," he said in front of the thousands of people in the notoriously large Hall H, in a video posted to Twitter. "I can't think of anyone else I'd want by my side slaying zombies and killing vampires and killing demons and whatever else is out there." 

Cheers erupted from the audience as the man got down on one knee in front of the panel, full of the show's stars. 

"What I'm trying to ask you...Ashley...will you marry me?" he asked her.

Ashley nodded and hugged her new fiancé. 

The sweet moment prompted loud cheers and swoons from the audience. Hall H seats more than 6,000 people. 

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<![CDATA[Comic-Con 2016: Sunday's Must-See Events]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:12:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Steven+Moffat-480104556.jpg

San Diego Comic-Con International will end with a bang Sunday after four days of comics, cosplaying, and superhero TV and movies.

Even though it's the last day, Sunday includes a packed schedule to keep comic and pop culture fans satisfied until next year.

Here are some events you shouldn't miss:

Sherlock
10:00am - 11:00am, Hall H
Join Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson), Mark Gatiss (co-creator/executive producer/writer), Steven Moffat (co-creator/executive producer/writer) and Sue Vertue (producer) as they disucss what's next for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in the upcoming season of Sherlock.

Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them
10:15am - 11:15am, Room 6A
Come hear talks about the magical new additions to the world of Harry Potter including the new West End play "Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" and the upcoming film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

LEGO Dimensions
11:15am - 12:15pm, Room 6DE
Get an inside look at what's new in the world of LEGO Dimensions with screenings of a new game trailer, new characters and game features. Everyone in attendance will also receive a limited-edition LEGO Green Arrow minifigure.

Marvel: Women of Marvel
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Room 6DE
This panel will feature women from all walks of the creative comic book process with Marvel talking about the future of industry. Join content development director Sana Amanat, producer Judy Stephens, social media manager Adri Cowan, Marvel Live host Lorraine Cink, writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." costume designer Ann Foley as they talk about their experiences as women in comics.

World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants
12:15pm - 1:45pm, Room 6BCF
Don't miss the world premiere of the third installment of the animated "Batman Unlimited" series. This time Batman is back to save the day from Killer Croc and Bane when they are turned into giant mutant monsters. The filmmakers and voice cast will be there to discuss the film after the screening.

The 50-Year Mission: Star Trek Then, Now, and Beyond
1:00pm - 2:00pm, Room 25ABC
Authors Mark A. Altman  (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empire magazine) will discuss the work they did to detail the "Star Trek" phenomenon in their bestselling two-volume book series from St. Martin's Press, "The 50 Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek."

Hank Green Does What You Want Him to Do
1:00pm - 2:00pm, Room 4
Don't miss your chance to hang out with popular YouTube vlogger Hank Green, co-creator of "SciShow," "Crash Course," "VidCon," "the Internet Creator's Guild" and "Vlogbrothers."

Anything Goes with John Barrowman
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Room 6BCF
Meet up with entertainer John Barrowman. The actor known for his role as Captain Jack Harkness in "Torchwood" and "Doctor Who" will be answering fan questions, singing and dancing.

Buffy Musical: Once More with Feeling: An Interactive Whedon Musical
3:15pm - 4:45pm, Room 6BCF
Don't miss Comic-Con's closing event and end the four-day convention with a bang with an interactive screening of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" musical episode, "Once More with Feeling." Actress Juliet Landau, who played Drusilla, and a surprise guest, will be in attendance.



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<![CDATA[Celebs at San Diego 2016 Comic-Con]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:04:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Celebs-at-Comic-Con-blurb-image.jpg Take a look at some of the famous faces who attended Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Gets Advice on How to Improve the Show]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:07:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/parents-fallon-sketch.jpg Lilly Singh's parents give Jimmy advice on how to improve the show]]> <![CDATA[Comic-Con 2016: Saturday's Must-See Events]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:13:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-578968454.jpg

The San Diego Convention Center will be extra packed Saturday for Comic-Con's busiest day.

With so much hustle and bustle to see and do, here are some of Saturday's events you shouldn't miss:

Back to the '90s: Nickelodeon’s "All That" Reunion and "Legends of the Hidden Temple"
11:15am - 12:15pm, Room 6A
Relive the '90s with a Nickelodeon throwback reunion of "All That" cast members Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg and Kel Mitchell. Former "Legends of the Hidden Temple" cast members Kirk Fogg and Dee Bradley Baker will also join the reunion to talk about the upcoming TV movie based on their popular 90s show.

Spotlight on Stan Lee
1:45pm - 2:45pm, Room 6A
Don't miss your chance to see comic industry megastar Stan Lee. The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics co-created Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and many other comic characters.

"Star Trek"
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Hall H
Join "Star Trek" actors William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of the iconic science fiction television show.

'Aliens': 30th Anniversary
3:15pm - 4:15pm, Hall H
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic science fiction horror film "Aliens" with writer and director James Cameron (Avatar), producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and cast members Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Bill Paxton (True Lies), Lance Henriksen (Millennium), Michael Biehn (The Terminator) and Paul Reiser (Red Oaks).

'Doctor Who' and Torchwood Comics
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Room 5AB
Join "Doctor Who" writers Cavan Scott, George Mann, Rob Williams, Paul Cornell and editor Andrew James for an inside look into what's happening in the Whovian comic universe. John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman will also be there to discuss their new "Torchwood" comic, which will debut at the show.

'A Song of Ice and Fire': Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Debate popular "Game of Thrones" fan theories and discuss all things related to the book and television series with podcasters Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave), Ashley Mitruk (Podcast of Ice and Fire), Kyle Maddock (Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV) and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary).

Marvel Studios
5:30pm - 6:45pm, Hall H
Don't miss a chance to hear from Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige, joined by special guests, for an inside look into Marvel's newest and upcoming projects.

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology
8:30pm - 9:30pm, Room 26AB
This panel will debate and analyze the psychology and intentions of Captain America's Steve Rogers and Iron Man's Tony Stark. One team will argue for Captain America's defense of superhero liberties while the other backs Iron Man's defense of national and international security.

Season 2 World Premiere Screening of "Ash vs Evil Dead"
10:00pm - 11:00pm, Room 6DE
Don't miss the world premiere of the second season of the STARZ Original Series, "Ash vs. Evil." The screening will be introduced by the show's cast and executive producers.



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<![CDATA[Danson, Bell in a 'Good Place' With New NBC Series]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:39:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/The+Good+Place.jpg

The stars behind NBC's new comedy "The Good Place" said they fell in love with the script for the series right away, and hope fans will love it as much as they do. 

The sitcom's star, Kristen Bell, plays a woman sent to an afterlife intended for good people. The "Frozen" actress quickly realizes she doesn't belong, and with the help of her afterlife mentor, played by TV veteran Ted Danson, she sets off on a quest to shed her old ways and discover her better self. 

"I was just impressed," said Bell. "It really combines my two favorite things on the planet, which is comedy and what it means to be a good person."

Creator Michael Schur ("The Office", "Parks and Recreation"), director Drew Goddard ("The Martian") and stars of the show took the stage at this year's San Diego International Comic-Con on Thursday.

Fans were treated to an advanced screening of the pilot in the Hilton Bayfront Hotel's Indigo Ballroom before the panel, where the cast and crew talked about joining the project and shed some light as to what we can expect from the brand new series.

Danson, the former "Cheers" star, said he jumped on the opportunity when he read the script.

Goddard said when he was first approached by Schur, he didn't know he would be pitched a pilot. 

"I felt my heart sink because I realized, 'Oh, [expletive], I'm going to do this, this sounds fantastic,'" he said, later joking he tried to get Danson recast. 

He said he knew immediately he had to be a part of the show. 

Schur said it felt "scary in a good way" to do a show that is a slight departure from his decade-long work in television, creating and executive producing popular comedies such as "The Office", "Parks and Recreation" and "Brooklyn-99." 

"I had been writing some version of a collection of lovable goofballs in an office for a dozen years, so this is very different and very exciting, to me at least," he said.

He continued: "Every episode has a huge, twisty cliffhanger at the end of it," Schur said. “It takes a lot of forethought and careful planning."

"The Good Place" debuts on NBC Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m. 



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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Will & Kate Watch Yacht Racing]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:22:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WillandKate-AP_16206550329865.jpg A look throughout the years of Prince William, Prince George and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Support #ClearTheShelters]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:28:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mario-lopez-dog.jpg

Celebrities like Rachael Ray and Mario Lopez are joining the conversation around #ClearTheShelters as hundreds of shelters around the country get ready to find forever homes for animals in need.

NBCUniversal and Telemundo's nationwide pet adoption drive will take place Saturday, July 23, when more than 600 animal shelters will waive or discount adoption fees.

Ray, Lopez, "Real Housewife" Lisa Vanderpump and actress Vanessa Williams — who has a rescue dog of her own — are among the famous names joining the conversation on social media.



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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Trump’s Acceptance Speech]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:30:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e137_397_closerlook_h264_20160721_1200x675_730170947905.jpg During a special live show, host Seth Meyers looks at Donald Trump accepting the GOP’s nomination. He noted the dark view that Trump cast of the country using misinformation and fear.]]>