<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usMon, 23 Jan 2017 07:40:23 -0500Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:40:23 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Split Cast Interviews]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Split-2sm_1200x675_857289795770.jpg Interviews with M. Night Shyamalan, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley]]> <![CDATA[Top Red Carpet Looks: 2017 Golden Globes Arrivals]]> Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:20:24 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/simone-gg.jpg Take a look at some of the best red carpet looks from the 74th Golden Globe awards.

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<![CDATA[Best-Dressed Couples on the Golden Globes Red Carpet]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:54:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/AP_17009017897311-gg.jpg Take a look at these couples on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet.

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<![CDATA[‘SNL’s’ Putin to America: 'Relax, I Got This']]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:01:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/220*120/Putin+Cold+Open.jpg

Though Alec Baldwin’s famous Donald Trump character sat out the first episode of “Saturday Night Live” since the inauguration, the 45th president did not get a pass and was even directly addressed in the most political monologue of the season. 

Aziz Ansari, relishing the idea of Trump "watching a brown guy make fun of him," used his monologue to make a serious plea to the president to speak out against racism and hate. “Don’t tweet about me being lame or the show being lame,” he said. “Write a speech. A real speech, because these [racist] people are out there and it’s pissing a lot of people off."

In a lighter cold open—though one that still kept the focus squarely on Trump—Beck Bennett was back in character as a shirtless Vladimir Putin with a message of reassurance for nervous Americans: “Relax, I got this.”

The nearly four-minute pep talk kept the spotlight on persistent allegations that Trump is too cozy with Russia, while delving into new territory as well—resistance to Trump’s presidency and his performance in his first days in office.

Though the mock-Russian leader admitted he wasn’t impressed with Trump's first public statements as president—“I thought you’d be better at this!” he complained—he assured Americans that it was in Russia’s best interest to make sure the U.S. succeeds. “It’s the most expensive thing we’ve ever bought,” he said.

So his critiques of Trump were constructive. “Today you went to the CIA and said one million people came to see you in Washington D.C.?” he asked, referring to the controversy around turnout for Trump’s inauguration. “If you’re going to lie don’t make it so obvious,” he implored. “Say you are friends with LeBron James, not that you are LeBron James!" 

He also criticized Trump’s inauguration address (“a little bleak, no?” and “kind of heavy on the God stuff, huh?”) but spent most of his time reassuring Americas—particularly the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in opposition to Trump the day after his inauguration—that “Putty is going to make everything okay.”

“Many Russians were skeptical of me at first too. But today nobody ever seems to hear from any of them,” he said. “It’s like they’re gone.”

He also wondered, aloud, why so many women were protesting Trump. “In Russia, women have no reason to protest,” he said.

To prove it, he invited a Russian woman, played by Kate McKinnon in a kerchief, to testify, apparently under duress, about how great life is for women in Putin’s Russia.

“Hello,” she read from a script. “I am so happy. Each day I wake up with big smile on my face like this,” she said, demonstrating a tortured scream.

She also identified some of the perks of living under Putin’s rule. “I sleep in bed not in carcass of dog. My president is number one hottie for all time,” she said, eliciting a faux-modest protest from her shirtless leader. “Whoa whoa whoa, that’s a lot,” he said. “But it’s fair.” He then handed her her pension.

Later in the cold open, she made another appearance—this time covertly—as Putin made a final bid to calm American nerves. Appearing in Putin’s window in a pink “pussyhat”—the ubiquitous knit hat donned by many women’s march participants—she pointed threateningly to her eyes and then to Putin, signaling that, perhaps, things weren't as rosy as she had claimed. He, meanwhile, left American viewers with a dark prediction intended to lift their spirits: “One day your country could be as happy as we are here in Russia!”

Ansari had a much more direct message in his monologue. The actor talked about "this tiny slice of people"—the "lowercase kkk," he called them—who have become more vocal as Trump has risen to power. Ansari appealed for Trump to denounce them, suggesting he emulate the sort of speech President George W. Bush made in the wake of 9/11.

"He said, Islam is peace. The perpetrators of these attacks—they don’t represent Islam. They represent war and violence," Ansari said, paraphrasing the historic speech.

"Everyone applauded," Ansari recalled. "Democrats, Republicans. It didn’t matter. 'Cause it’s not about politics, it’s about basic human decency and remembering why the country was founded in the first place."

Lightening up the serious moment, Ansari, a well-known Obama supporter, reflected on the oddity of looking back at Bush's old speech as a model to emulate. "Sixteen years ago, I was certain this dude was a dildo. Now I’m sitting there like, he guided us with his eloquence."

And, like Bennett's shirtless Putin, Ansari signed off with an uplifting message for Trump opponents: "If you look at our country's history, change doesn’t come from presidents. Change comes from large groups of angry people. And if day one is any indication, you are part of the largest group of angry people I have ever seen," he said. "Good luck to you."

Rapper Big Sean was the show's musical guest and performed "Sunday Morning Jet Pack" and "Bounce Back."



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<![CDATA[Trump Inaugural Cake Is Replica of Obama's: Baker]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:02:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cakecakecake.jpg

President Donald Trump has promised to get rid of many of Barack Obama's policies, issuing an executive order within hours of being sworn in that seeks to minimize the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act.

But a star-spangled cake Trump cut with Vice President Mike Pence at one of his inaugural balls appeared to be a direct copy a cake at one of Obama's — something its baker has confirmed on Instagram. 

The apparent copy was noticed by Food Network personality Duff Goldman, of the show "Ace of Cakes." He said Trump's cake at the Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball looked exactly like one he made for former President Barack Obama back in 2013. 

Goldman posted side-by-side photos of the two cakes. Both six-level confections feature the presidential seal under bunting, stars shooting out of the top on sticks and a similar color scheme and patterns.

"The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama's inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps. I didn't make it," he wrote on Twitter early Saturday. 

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Soon, Washington bakery Buttercream Bake Shop took to the internet to say this year's inauguration committee commissioned them to re-create it. 

"While we most love creating original designs, when we are asked to replicate someone else's work we are thrilled when it is a masterpiece like this one," the bakeshop posted on Instagram later Saturday. 

"Best part is all the profits are being donated to [LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign], one of our favorite charities who we have loved working with over the years. Because basic human rights are something every man, woman and child~ straight, gay or the rainbow in between~ deserve!," the post continued. 

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Most of the cake, except a three-inch slice at the bottom, was reportedly inedible.

"It’s just a Styrofoam cake. It’s not for eating," Tiffany MacIsaac, owner of Buttercream Bakeshop, told The Washington Post. "I wasn’t expecting it to be seen on TV."

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.

The commitee and Donald Trump's press team didn't respond to the Post's request for comment.

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<![CDATA['Hidden Figures' Stars Give Out Free Screenings]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:45:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/HiddenFigures.jpg

"Hidden Figures" stars are working hard to make sure everyone gets a chance to see their number one film in theaters.

Janelle Monáe invited everyone who would be inspired by the message of the movie to attend a free screening in Atlanta in an Instagram post on Friday.

"A friend of a friend of a friend I know has bought out a showing of #HiddenFigures THIS Sunday!," she wrote.

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She went on to give a shout out to co-star and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, who bought out a screening in Los Angeles for low-income families.

"My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I'm honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend Pass the word." Spencer wrote on Instagram last week.

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Another co-star also followed Spencer's lead.

Taraji P. Henson bought out a screening in Chicago, writing on Instagram, "This is a MUST-SEE movie and I want to give those that may not otherwise have the chance the opportunity to see this powerful film."

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"Hidden Figures" follows the real story of a team of African-American women who worked behind the scenes at NASA in the early 1960s to help launch the first American into space.

The film has been in the top spot since its Jan. 6 opening.

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<![CDATA['Celebrity Apprentice' Star Ricky Williams Stopped By Police]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:35:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rickywilliamsprofile.jpg

"Celebrity Apprentice" cast member Ricky Williams, a former NFL running back, says he was racially profiled and the victim of an illegal police search walking near his hotel in Tyler, Texas, earlier this month.

Williams said he was in town for an awards banquet when the incident occurred. Williams discussed the altercation during a radio interview with The Dudley & Bob + Matt Show on KLBJFM.

One of the officers even commented that the former Miami Dolphin "looked like Ricky Williams." Williams can be heard on the police video that captured the incident saying "I am Ricky Williams."

You can hear the entire radio interview here.

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"We got to the hotel and there were four hours before an event so I decided to go for a walk. Right outside of the hotel there's a little wooded area so I started walking over there," Williams said. "There's houses not too far away and I heard a dog barking and I realized in that moment I'm a black man and I'm walking in the South and and there's a dog barking. I turn and head back toward the hotel and a police car pulls up toward me and I thought 'ok'"

Williams said the four officers questioned him and searched his pockets after asking him what he was doing in the area. Williams was not handcuffed during the incident, but detained and questioned for several minutes.

Williams said he started getting upset as the questioning continued.

"They said calm down. I said you don't know what it's like to be a black man. This is not the first time cops have harassed me when I haven't done anything," Williams said.

Tyler police released the following statement to KLTV.com regarding  the incident.

"On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tyler Police received a call from a resident in the 8200 block of Yale in reference to a suspicious person behind his fence line in his backyard. The caller stated that his dog was barking in his backyard as if someone was back there. The caller then observed a black male, wearing all black, crouched down behind his wire fence in a green belt area that backed up to the Courtyard Marriott.

"The homeowner made verbal contact with the subject who asked the owner if he was looking for his dog. The subject then continued a short distance to the north climbing over the fence into the Colonial Hills Baptist Church rear parking lot. After the subject left the area the homeowner called the police.

"While checking the area police contacted a construction worker with Saltgrass Steak House and were advised that a person matching the description had been seen in the area. The worker stated that the person picked up a tape measure and was going to walk off with it. He told the subject that the property did not belong to him and it was returned.

"Around 4 p.m. officers located a subject matching the description provided by the caller just north of the Courtyard Marriott. Officers conducted a short investigation in reference to the suspicious person call. During the course of the interview, officers identified the individual as Ricky Williams. After obtaining all of the necessary information officers completed the contact with Mr. Williams. No further action was taken by officers."

Williams did not indicate if he would pursue legal action against the police department.



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<![CDATA['Dark Knight' Fans Say Trump Channeled Bane During Speech]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/trumpbane.jpg

"The Dark Knight Rises" star Tom Hardy has a fan in the White House.

Social media erupted Friday following President Donald Trump's inaugural speech following one particular quote during his 16-minute address.

“Today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people,” Trump said.

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While not a word for word poach, several inauguration viewers thought that portion of the speech sounded oddly familiar. The quote is reminiscent of a scene in "The Dark Knight Rises," after super villain Bane has apparently vanquished Batman, overrun the city government and police, and stands in front of the hoards of Gotham.

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“We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people,” Bane says.

The similarities between the two quotes did not go unnoticed.

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<![CDATA['House of Cards' New Trailer Coincides With Inauguration]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:26:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/houseofcardsteaser.jpg

Timing, they say, is everything.

So it may not be a coincidence that Netflix debuted a menacing new trailer Friday to coincide with President Donald Trump's inauguration festivities.

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The 28-second teaser features an ominous music score with the sounds of children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. As the camera pans back, it reveals anupside down American flag in front of the U.S. Capitol.

"House of Cards" returns to Netflix on May 30.


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<![CDATA[Conway Dons 'Trump Revolutionary Wear' for Inauguration]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:58:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/trumprevolutionarywear.jpg

Donald Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway sported a "Trump revolutionary wear" outfit for the inauguration ceremony on Friday, she told NBC. 

"It's just Gucci," an elated Conway told NBC about the red, white and blue outfit prior to the ceremony Friday morning. 

"It's revolutionary wear!" the former Trump campaign manager then said. "Trump revolutionary wear!" 

Conway then danced and playfully saluted after explaining her outfit. 

Conway's style drew some ribbing on Twitter, with users pointing out how colonial the outfit looks. 

"@KellyannePolls goes 4 #revolutionary look at the #Inauguration Auditioning 4 @Hamiltonthemusical? #nutcracker?" wrote Karyn Miller-Medzon. 



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<![CDATA[Malia Obama Lands Internship With Hollywood Producer: Report]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:41:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/maliaharvey.jpg

Her father may be out of a job, but Malia Obama's career appears to be taking off.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama has secured an internship with mega-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Malia Obama is no stranger to working behind the scenes on a film set. She previously interned on the HBO show "Girls."

THR reports Obama, 18, is expected to begin work in the New York office of The Weinstein Co. in February, following the former first family's vacation in Palm Springs.

Over the past decade, Weinstein's company has produced a handful of critically acclaimed blockbuster films, including "Django Unchained," "The King's Speech," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Inglourious Basterds."



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<![CDATA[Shia LaBeouf Vows 4-Year-Long Anti-Trump Livestream Event]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:19:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/trumpshia.jpg

Leave it to Hollywood resident bad boy Shia LaBeouf to find a unique way to voice his displeasure with the incoming Donald Trump administration.

Starting at 9 a.m. Friday LaBeouf began what he described as a 4-year anti-Trump livestream of performance art entitled "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US." From a set-up near New York's Museum of the Moving Image, participants are invited to place themselves in front of a camera and say the words "he will not divide us." The footage will then be compiled and broadcast live on the web at hewillnotdivide.us.

LaBeouf pledges the piece will be in operation 24 hours a day for the duration of President Trump's time in office.

One person who's already participated is Will Smith's son Jaden.  


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<![CDATA['Late Night' Writers Can't Agree on the Women's March]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:16:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e055_475_womensmarch_20170119_1200x675_858923075646.jpg Host Seth Meyers asks three of his writers why they are attending the Women's March, but none of them are on the same page about what the demonstration is for.]]> <![CDATA[A Closer Look at Trump Preparing to Take Office]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e055_475_closerlook_20170119_1200x675_858921027586.jpg Host Seth Meyers, the night before Donald Trump's "landmark" inauguration, discusses how the "least popular incoming president in modern history" is getting ready. ]]> <![CDATA[Aziz Ansari Dramatically Reads Bad Yelp Reviews]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:35:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e071_606_yelpreviews_20170119_1200x675_858923075660.jpg Aziz Ansari and host Jimmy Fallon take turns reading real Yelp reviews and replies with a dramatic flourish.]]> <![CDATA[Aziz Ansari Is Donald Trump's Favorite Comedian]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:58:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e071_606_azizansari_trump_20170119_1200x675_858912835966.jpg Aziz Ansari chats with host Jimmy Fallon about what it was like working on his SNL monologue at a comedy club where Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock happened to drop by.]]> <![CDATA[Spiked! Lee Dumps Michele Over Inauguration ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/leemichele.jpg

Spike Lee originally had plans for Chrisette Michele's song "Black Girl Magic" in his upcoming Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It."

Scratch that.

After hearing about her participation in President-elect's Donald Trump inauguration concert, Lee ditched Michele in an Instagram post.

"I Wuz Sorry To Read That "Sistuh Girl" Is Singin' At DT's Inauguration (And To Use His Fav Word-SAD). I Wuz Thinkin' 'bout Using Chrisette's Song- BLACK GIRL MAGIC In My Netflix Series SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT.... NOT ANYMORE. And Dat's Da Truth, Ruth," Lee wrote.

On Thursday, Michele defended her decision to perform in an open letter posted on social media. 

"I am willing to be a bridge. I don't mind 'These Stones', if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless," Michele wrote. 

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, 'Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters.' I am here, representing you, because this is what matters," she continued. 

Lee is known for his political stance in his projects. "She's Gotta Have It" will be based on his 1986 film of the same name. 



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<![CDATA[Why Kanye Isn't in Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:06:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/trump+kanye.png

Despite being famous friends, President-elect Donald Trump’s team passed on considering Kanye West as a performer for his inauguration Friday.

Tom Barrack, the chair of Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee, told CNN's Erin Burnett on Wednesday that the controversial hip-hop mogul was not the right fit for such an event. 

"He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it's not the venue,” Barrack told CNN. “The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it's perfect, it's going to be typically and traditionally American."

Country music star Toby Keith, actor Jon Voight and rock band 3 Doors Down are among the “traditionally American” entertainers slated to perform. Several prominent artists had publicly declined to participate in Trump's inauguration festivities.

“Kanye is a great guy but we just haven't asked him to perform,” Barrack said in his interview with CNN. “We move on with our agenda."

Military bands will also participate, and a fireworks show will follow the "Welcome Celebration."

Trump and West made headlines in December for what many perceived to be an unusual friendship after being photographed together. West was one of several black celebrities Trump met with to talk about issues facing inner city African-Americans.

West refused to comment with reporters after the meeting, instead saying only "I just want to take a picture right now" as he posed for pictures with Trump.

Trump said the two were meeting as "just friends" and were talking about "life."

"He's doing well, he's a good man," he said. 

Trump added, "we've been friends for a long time." 

West announced last year at the Video Music Awards that he would run for president in 2020. That means he would face Trump if the president-elect seeks a second term. After meeting with Trump, West hashtagged a tweet #2024, the first time someone would be able to run for president outside of a possible two-term Trump presidency.



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<![CDATA[Grammy Award Winner Anita Baker Announces Retirement ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:03:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bakerretire.jpg

This songstress will sing no more.

On Jan. 12, in a series of tweets, Grammy Award winner Anita Baker decided to put the speculation about her retirement from music to rest by tweeting "Lotta rumours out there. No. Tour. No CD. #Retired."

Just two weeks ahead of her 59th birthday, Baker also tweeted "retirement was 1 of many goals/dreams #SuchaBlessing."

Baker started her career in 1979 with soul group Chapter 8. Baker eventually rose to fame following the release of her second album, "Rapture,"which includes the single "Sweet Love." The song won a Grammy for Best Single in 1987.

Baker received eight Grammy Awards for her works. She also retires with five platinum albums and one gold album.



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<![CDATA[Springsteen Plays 'Secret' Farewell Concert For Obama Staff]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:01:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bossobama.jpg

The Boss sent them out with a bang.

Bruce Springsteen staged a sort of secret acoustic concert at the White House in January to reward President Barack Obama's staff for their hard work over the past eight years, Backstreets revealed Wednesday

Backstreets.com, the online home of Backstreets Magazine, has been covering the music of Bruce Springsteen and Jersey Shore artists for more than 30 years.

The 15 song setlist (see below) ran the gamut of Springsteen's hits over the years. 

"Bruce opened with a very brief note of thanks to the President and the staff who were being honored before launching into "Working on the Highway," Backstreets reported. "That opener led into an incredible "Growin' Up" for a lively start, but not much of the set was so upbeat, with haunting readings of songs like "My Hometown," "My Father's House," and "Devils & Dust." The mood in the room the whole night — both reception and concert — was not exactly somber, but it wasn't festive, either. It was elegiac, I'd say. There was a clear sense of something ending."

Setlist:

Working on the Highway

Growin' Up

My Hometown

My Father's House

The Wish

Thunder Road

The Promised Land

Born in the U.S.A.

Devils & Dust

Tougher Than the Rest (with Patti Scialfa)

If I Should Fall Behind (with Patti Scialfa)

The Ghost of Tom Joad

Long Walk Home

Dancing in the Dark

Land of Hope and Dreams



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<![CDATA[See It: New 'Logan' Trailer Reveals More of Hero's Grim Fate]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:37:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/logantrailer.jpg

March 3rd can't get here soon enough.

The latest 'Logan' trailer reveals a bit more about our claw-wielding X-man's traveling companion. She's a little girl played by Dafne Keen who has a set of claws all her own and apparently an attitude that rivals even that of Wolverine.

The plotline takes place in the near future, where a weary Logan is caring for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But his attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

The film co-stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook and Stephen Merchant.



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<![CDATA[Oscar De La Hoya's Ex-Big Bear Training Site Sells for $1.5M]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:45:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/knbc-oscar-de-la-hoya-big-bear-cabin-tn-2.jpg The former Big Bear training camp of boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has switched hands again.

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<![CDATA[See It: Ellen Pays Final Tribute to President Obama]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:09:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ellenobamatribute.jpg

In honor of President Obama’s last day in office, Ellen DeGeneres shows a different perspective of his farewell address which many people didn’t see on Thursday, January 19th.

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Plus DeGeneres, who was the recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, thanks President Obama for personally changing her life and for his fight for equal rights.

Watch as DeGeneres reminisces about all the fun she’s had with President Obama and the First Lady over the past eight years.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Amber Says What?]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e054_474_ambersayswhat_20170118_1200x675_858050115876.jpg Seth Meyers couldn't deliver all the news, so his writer Amber helps out. And she's got something to say about Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Michael Keaton Didn't Know He Was a Guest]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:51:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e054_474_michaelkeaton_guest_20170118_1200x675_858048579747.jpg As host Seth Meyers introduces his guests for the show, he confuses one of them. Michael Keaton, sitting in the audience, thought he was just supposed to attend the "Late Night" taping.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Ramen Challenge With James McAvoy]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:34:24 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e070_605_ramenchallenge_20170118_1200x675_858048579686.jpg 'Split' star James McAvoy and host Jimmy Fallon race to be the first to finish three four-foot-long ramen noodles and three shots of sake, while the loser has to put on a mystery costume and dance.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Nick Offerman Recites a Poem]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:52:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e070_605_nickofferman_poem_20170118_1200x675_858046019951.jpg In honor of the cozy season, Nick Offerman reads a heartfelt poem dedicated to firewood.]]> <![CDATA[Disney Reveals Hidden Links Between Pixar Movies ]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:08:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP090514050419.jpg

Walt Disney Co. has all but confirmed the most feverish of movie fans' conspiracy theories: All of the Pixar movies do, in fact, exist in the same universe, run by an evil corporation inside Buckingham Palace, NBC News reported.

In two promotional videos published over the weekend — one on Disney's own Facebook page and one on the Facebook page for "Toy Story" — Disney thoroughly ties together nearly all of the Pixar movies.

The videos connect "A Bug's Life" to "Toy Story" to "Monsters, Inc." to "Finding Nemo" to "The Incredibles" to "Cars" to "Wall-E" to "Ratatouille," all the way up to the most recent features, "Inside Out" and "Finding Dory." For example, Riley, the homesick protagonist of "Inside Out," makes an appearance in "Finding Dory."

Lots of other connections have been noted, but none is more compelling than BnL, which stands for Buy n Large. The Walmart-like corporation grows so big in the Pixar universe that by the time "Wall-E" (which the company manufactured) rolls around, it is a ghost company that used to run the universe. For example, the batteries used in the toys in the "Toy Story" are made by BnL.



Photo Credit: AP Photo/Disney Pixar]]>
<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: People's Choice Awards ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:53:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/AP_17019174855084.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Photographer Accidentally Captures Stunning NY Proposal]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:10:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/couple+park+proposal.jpg

He wasn't paid to be there, but a hobby photographer from New Jersey may have accidentally captured the perfect New York marriage proposal photograph.

James Tran took a trip into Brooklyn on Saturday to take pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge Park on a snowy day.

Instead of capturing the cold, he stumbled upon a romantic marriage proposal. 

"As I was walking around, I noticed a bunch of people gathered," he said.

"As I got a bit closer to investigate, I saw an aisle assembled from candles and rose petals, with people standing on each side with roses. Immediately, I knew there was about to be a proposal."

He said he stuck around for the next few minutes as the woman was led by a friend down the makeshift aisle, being handed a rose by each person.

Tran said he snapped a photo as the woman reached the love heart made from flowers on the icy ground. The beautiful image shows the happy couple inside the heart, with the Brooklyn Bridge wreathed in mist behind.

"She said yes, and cheers ensued," Tran recalled.

"But afterwards they seemed busy receiving hugs and kisses, so I didn't get their contact information."

Keen to send the couple his accidental engagement photographs, he went to the web.

Tran posted one of the photos he captured to community discussion website Reddit, asking for help finding the lovebirds.

By Wednesday morning, a man on the site had come forward to say he was the person in the photograph.

Tran was verifying whether the person was the subject of his photo, and planned to send the couple a range of photographs to remember the special day by.



Photo Credit: James Tran]]>
<![CDATA[Caitlyn Jenner to Attend Trump Inauguration: Report]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:34:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CaitlynJenner-AP_35986543168.jpg

Caitlyn Jenner will attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday “to bring attention to LGBTQ causes,” People magazine reports.

Jenner, 67, is going to the event as a guest of the American Unity Fund, a conservative LGBTQ rights advocacy organization.

“Caitlyn has been a Republican all her life and she sees this as an opportunity to represent and defend the LGBTQ community within her own party,” a source close to Jenner told People, adding, “She has no problem speaking out if Republicans fail to protect equal rights.”

The “I Am Cait” star, meanwhile, offered to serve as a bridge between Republicans and the LGBTQ community, tweeting Wednesday: "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!"

In April, Trump said he supported transgender people using whatever bathroom they choose during an interview on the "Today" show. A few days later, Jenner made a video of herself going into the women's bathroom at New York's Trump International Hotel and Tower. 

"A trans woman in New York, I gotta take a pee. Anyway... Oh my God, Trump International Tower, I love this," Jenner says in her Facebook video. "OK, last week Donald Trump said I could take a pee anywhere in a Trump facility. I am gonna go take a pee in the ladies' room."

Jenner, who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her name and gender change official in September 2015.



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<![CDATA['Baskets': A Clown Only a Mother Could Love]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:16:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/175*120/emmy-37-GettyImages-505082218_master.jpg

When Louie Anderson won an Emmy last year, he followed in the footsteps of many performers by giving a familial shout-out: "Mom! We did it!"

But Anderson owed special thanks to his late mother, whose figurative house slippers he walks in to portray put-upon matriarch Christine Baskets in FX' "Baskets."

The dark comedy, starring Zach Galifianakis as a depressed clown, returns Thursday for a second season to wring laughter from melancholy. 

That might not sounding like a rousing endorsement, but "Baskets" in an oddly compelling first season, put its own balloon-animal twist on the sad-clown genre.

We learned, via flashbacks, how Chip Baskets' dreams of becoming a serious artiste were raised and dashed by his misadventure as a student at a precious Parisian clowning school (L'Académie de Clown Française). 

He's forced to return to his sleepy California hometown, trailed by a reminder of his grand illusion and loss: his too-beautiful-for-him French wife (Sabina Sciubba) who wed him for a green card – and to spite her father, a wealthy entertainer. 

Baskets becomes a rodeo clown, getting laughed at as he's chased and knocked around by bulls. Outside the dusty ring, he's overshadowed by his shrill, modestly successful twin brother Dale (Galifianakis in a dual role). While his absent wife mocks him by phone and siphons what little money he has, Baskets treats Martha (a wonderfully deadpan Martha Kelly), a sweet local sad sack with a crush on him, much the same way.

But it's Christine who sheds the only modicum of light amid this slow-motion gloom. She’s powered by love and denial as she tries to get the family to pose for happy photos, snapped with one of the disposable cameras she bought in bulk at Costco.

“Baskets” might be about a clown, but the show is a balancing act. While aggressively unlikable characters have become a sitcom staple, from “Seinfeld” to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” pathetic, gradually unraveling protagonists are far from guaranteed long-term laugh-getters.

Anderson earned his Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy by never falling into stunt-casting gimmickry. His funny, yet sensitive portrayal grounds the bleak “Baskets” landscape in humanity – no more so than when the dysfunctional family awkwardly comes together during Christine’s brush with death. 

At the end of last season, Chip hopped a boxcar to nowhere, more like hobo than a clown. But previews show back him at home with Christine, who asks perhaps the defining question of the series as she dutifully sews him a new costume: “What kind of clown do you think you are?”

Chip replies: "A dead-inside clown."

The two actors give life to a show that's hard to watch at times, but harder to keep your eyes away from – especially when Louie Anderson channels his mom.

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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