<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:09:04 -0500 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:09:04 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Maya's Story: Actress Boosts Awareness, Donations Jump]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:23:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/maya+story+cancer.PNG

Maya Rigler, the 10-year-old from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania battling cancer for the second time, has got a big name rooting her on: Mayim Bialik.

The 39-year-old actress, known for her role as Blossom on the 90s sitcom of the same name and as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on "The Big Bang Theory," took to Twitter and Facebook sharing the girl's fight. She also asked fans to help the Bryn Mawr girl raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Maya has an orange-sized tumor on her pancreas formed by a rare type of cancer called atypical Ewing's sarcoma. Doctors must shrink the tumor before they can remove it. The girl already fought and won a fight against a Wilms tumor on her kidney when she was 2-years-old.

Despite her own the health scare, Maya is working to help other kids like her by raising $100,000 for pediatric cancer research.

NBC10 told Maya's story on Wednesday and less than 24 hours later, donations to her virtual fundraising stand jumped by more than $10,000.

Donations listed on the website ranged in amounts -- $3 from one man, $500 from a rabbi.

"If everyone tells one friend and they donate the same amount of money, then we could get $100,000," she said.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Ice T Re-Voices "Scooby-Doo," “Dora" & "G.I. Joe" Cartoons]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:20:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Ice+T.JPG Ice T revealed to Jimmy Fallon that he once had a long career doing voiceover for animated children's shows like "G.I. Joe," "Scooby-Doo" and "Dora the Explorer.”

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<![CDATA[Aguilera Knows Why Blake Shelton Wins "The Voice"]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:36:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Christina+Aguilera.JPG Christina Aguilera talks about her Grammy win for "Say Someting" and reveals the reason behind Blake Shelton's success in "The Voice."

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<![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:39:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA[Watch: "Celebrity Whispers" With Chris Pratt, Anna Faris]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:18:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Celebrity+Whispers.png Peggy Hess, Jimmy Fallon's entertainment correspondent, reports on what stars like Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are whispering about to each other on the red carpet.]]> <![CDATA["Parks and Rec" Cast Talk Finale on "Late Night"]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:19:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Parks+and+Rec+1.JPG The cast of "Parks and Recreation" talk about filming the series finale and reveals an alternate ending Chris Pratt pitched for himself.

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<![CDATA["Parks" Cast Sings "Bye, Bye, Li'l Sebastion"]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:32:57 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Parks+and+Rec+Song.JPG "The Parks and Recreation" cast sings “Bye, Bye Li’l Sebastian” in honor of the series finale.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Random Object Shootout with Gabrielle Union]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:56:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Random+Basketball.JPG Gabrielle Union and Jimmy Fallon, with some ringer assistance from Josh Duhamel, compete in a shooting contest using random objects including a doll bathtub filled with super bouncy balls.

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<![CDATA[“Tonight Show” Pros and Cons: The Deep Freeze]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:06:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons+Freeze.png Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of dealing with country-wide subzero temperatures.]]> <![CDATA[PHOTOS: Inside Oscar After Parties]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:33:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/464225636.jpg From the post-show Governors Ball after party, to the annual Vanity Fair bash see where Hollywood's hottest stars let loose after the Academy Awards.

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<![CDATA[Oscars 2015: Best Moments]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:49:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nph-464172966-%281%29.jpg See best moments from the 2015 Academy Awards.

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<![CDATA[Bruce Sinofsky, "Paradise Lost" Filmmaker, Dies at 58]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:06:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP19201790717.jpg

Bruce Sinofsky, an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker who gained prominence for his works that shined a spotlight on a child murder case in a small Arkansas town, has died. He was 58.

Sinofsky's longtime collaborator Joe Berlinger announced the death on Twitter on Saturday, the eve of the Oscars. He said Sinofsky died earlier Saturday of complications from diabetes.

Sinofsky and Berlinger drew praise and attention for their "Paradise Lost" trilogy, a series of films about the case of three teenage boys convicted in 1994 of killing three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The films, released in 1996, 2004 and 2011, raised questions about evidence used to convict the teens, who became known as the West Memphis Three.

The teens each spent 18 years in prison, but in 2011 they were allowed to enter a plea in which they asserted their innocence while acknowledging there was enough evidence to possibly convict them. The initial film in the trilogy, "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills," went on to win an Emmy, while the final film, "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Sinofsky and Berlinger also collaborated on the critically acclaimed "Brother's Keeper," which documented the case of an elderly man accused of killing his brother, and on "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," a documentary of the renowned heavy metal band.

"We lost a valued member of our family ... as award winning filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky passed away," the members of Metallica wrote in a statement posted on the band's website. "Smart, funny and dedicated, Bruce was with us almost every day in the early 2000's and was an integral part of helping us to navigate the rough waters during those times. Although not very welcomed at times, he was there through some of the darkest times of Metallica."

Born in Boston, Sinofsky graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 1978. He and Berlinger eventually formed their own production company, Creative Thinking International, in 1991.

<![CDATA[Hollywood Hits Social Media for Oscars Fashion]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:44:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rosamund-pike-oscars15.jpg

Hollywood's brightest stars took to social media to share what it takes to prepare for their big night on the Oscars red carpet.

Country singer Tim McGraw posted a photo of himself on Instagram showing him getting his nails done. He strutted the red carpet, notably without his signature cowboy hat, and posed for photos alongside his wife Faith Hill who wore a cream J. Mendel gown.

Red, pink and coral hues were favorites on the red carpet this year.

"Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson wow'd with a stunning, simple but spectacular, red Saint Laurent dress. So much so you may not not have noticed her mother actress Melanie Griffith by her side in an elegant black gown.

It wasn't just the ladies in red, "Selma" star David Oyelowo sported a red Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo. 

Lupita Nyong'o stunned in a custom Calvin Klein dress constructed with thousands of pearls. Other noteworthy looks include Nicole Kidman in an off-white Louis Vuitton; Jennifer Lopez in a blush Elie Saab; Lady Gaga in a custom Azzedine Alaia, Julianne Moore in Chanel Couture; and Neil Patrick Harris in a Brunello Cucinelli tuxedo.

The most talked about star of the night was Zoe Saldana who graced the stage in a pink Atelier Versace. It's the first time Saldana has been seen on the red carpet since giving birth to twin sons.

Reese Witherspoon pledged her support to #AskHerMore from the red carpet. The social media campaign was started to nudge reporters to ask female stars more questions than only what designer dress they're wearing.

At showtime, Witherspoon tweeted a photo of her gown including the designer's name -- Tom Ford -- and her stylists' names.

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<![CDATA[Oscars Red Carpet: Best & Worst Dressed]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:36:24 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lupita-oscars-15.jpg See the looks from the red carpet of the 2015 Academy Awards. Check back for the latest photos throughout the night.]]> <![CDATA[Fight Over Woman Led to Murder of Tour Manager: Sources]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:00:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Devon-Pickett.jpg

An argument over a woman ultimately led to the stabbing death of rap superstar Nicki Minaj’s tour manager Wednesday, according to sources close to the investigation.

De’Von Pickett was stabbed outside the Che Bar & Grill along Stenton Ave. in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood early Wednesday morning following an altercation with several other men, police said.

He was with Eric Parker, 27, and a few friends outside the bar around 2:35 a.m. making sure that one of the bartenders, a woman that Parker was dating, made it to her car safely when a group of men approached the woman, according to sources.

Parker apparently asked the woman if she was OK and that’s when the fight broke out, sources said.

Someone stabbed both Pickett and Parker several times.

Pickett suffered stab wounds in the torso while Parker suffered stab wounds to his left arm and left side.

A private car rushed both men to Albert Einstein Medical Center. Pickett died from his injuries at 2:45 a.m.

Police later returned to the 6300 block of Stenton Ave where they found personal items, a cellphone and blood on the sidewalk outside the bar. A Philadelphia police crime camera and business surveillance cameras that captured at least part of the incident, said investigators.

Philadelphia police questioned and released a person of interest Friday in connection with the murder.

Despite the person's release, Police Captain James Clark says arrests in the stabbing death of Pickett are imminent.

"We believe we have identified all of the participants involved in this fight and ultimate murder," said Clark.

Sources tell NBC10 that the woman in the middle of the fight was dating Parker as well as one of the attackers.

Pickett was a tour manager and Parker, a tour employee, who were working on preparations for Minaj's "The Pinkprint Tour," which is set to begin next month in Sweden.

Minaj tweeted that she knew the victims were in Philly to rehearse for her upcoming tour:

Pickett's cousin, who did not want to be identified, also confirmed with NBC10 that Pickett was in Philly to work on the tour with Philly rapper Meek Mill.

"They were all here for her," the cousin said. "I guess they were out celebrating and things went wrong."

During his career, Pickett worked with some of the biggest stars in the music industry, including Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Hip-Hop artist, Fabolous, who shared his condolences on his Instagram page.

Rihanna also posted photos of her and Pickett on her Instagram page as well.

Family and friends, including Questlove of the Roots, also shared their condolences on Twitter, using the hashtag #RIPDayDay.

Pickett's cousin told NBC10 he came all the way from New York to mourn.

"He was a great guy," he said. "He didn't deserve this. He set an example for a lot of guys in this industry and it's sad to see this happen."

The City of Philadelphia is offering a $20,000 reward for an arrest and conviction in Pickett's death.

Parker remained in fair condition late Friday.

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<![CDATA[Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:33:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+13.jpg

News that rival professional football teams the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are joining forces on a proposal that could have them share a Southern California stadium surprised many when it broke late Thursday.

By Friday, some players and officials had taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the plan to build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, if the teams' efforts to construct their own new venues in their respective hometowns fall through.

Here's a look at some of the reaction seen so far:  

Shareece Wright, starting cornerback for the Chargers tweeted: 

Kevin Faulconer, mayor of San Diego had a four part message to share: 

Shawne Merriman, former Chargers linebacker said: 

Corey Liuget, the defensive end of the Chargers said: 

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<![CDATA[Watch: Mae Whitman Explains What a D.U.F.F. Is]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:44:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Mae+Whitman.JPG Actress Mae Whitman explains to Seth Meyers what the title of her new movie “D.U.F.F.” stands for. High School can be so mean.

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<![CDATA[Watch: "Tonight Show" Hashtags #AwwHellSnow]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:16:20 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Hashtags.png With the intense winter weather dumping record snow fall and freezing most of the country, Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #AwwHellSnow.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Word Sneak with Martin Short]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:11:45 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Martin+Short1.JPG Jimmy Fallon and Martin Short works random words, such as tetherball and Beer Nuts, into a casual conversation.

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<![CDATA["Suge" Knight Back in Jail After Hospital Visit]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:16:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/2-3-15_Suge_Knight_Court-3.JPG

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight returned to jail Thursday afternoon after being taken from a West Los Angeles courthouse in an ambulance hours earlier during an arraignment unrelated to murder charges he faces, a court official said.

Knight, who was scheduled to submit a plea of guilty or not guilty on charges that he threatened a woman he allegedly stole a camera from in September, experienced a "medical issue" at Airport Courthouse, Commissioner Mark Zuckman told the courtroom.

His attorney, David Kenner, said he was having "stomach problems."

Knight was released from the hospital and returned to jail before 4 p.m., LASD spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.

Knight was taken to the hospital at another court hearing in February, where he had an anxiety attack after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges in a separate hit-and-run case.

Already facing a robbery charge for allegedly stealing a celebrity photographer's camera along with comedian Katt Williams, prosecutors recently added the charge that the two made criminal threats against the photographer. Williams was expected in court on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities claim Knight and Williams stole the camera in a "strong-arm robbery" in a Beverly Hills alley, injuring photographer Leslie Redden.

Redden said Thursday she thought Knight was faking the injury.

"The Oscar goes to: Mr. Marion Knight," she said, wearing a brace on her wrist. "Every time he has to face what he's done, he runs, he's sick, he's got an excuse."

The Sept. 5 incident is unrelated to Knight's murder charge, for which he is in Los Angeles County Jail. Prosecutors claim Knight's pickup truck hit two men, killing one, in a Compton parking lot in January — charges he's denied, saying through attorneys that he was fleeing a beating when his car struck two men.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Peter Sarsgaard's Name Inspired an "SNL" Sketch]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:00:31 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Peter+Sarsgaard.JPG Peter Sarsgaard remembers his "SNL" hosting duties and reveals that he was drunk during a sketch that was inspired by the actor's name.

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<![CDATA[Cohen, Fallon "Housewives" Taglines]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:58:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Andy+Cohen.JPG Andy Cohen talks to Jimmy Fallon about his tour with Anderson Cooper, and Fallon tries out a few Real Housewives-style intro tag lines.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon Surprises Fans at Ben & Jerry's]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Falon+Ben+and+Jerrys.JPG Jimmy Fallon gives out free scoops of his new "Tonight Show Dough" ice cream flavor by surprising customers at the Ben & Jerry's shop

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<![CDATA[Elite Jumping Horses of Cuba ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:32:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP247924812525_CubaHorses.jpg Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses.

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