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Joan Rivers Will 'Remain on Life Support,' Says Daughter


Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Joan Rivers remains in a New York City hospital and remains on "life support," her daughter Melissa said Tuesday. The comedic legend arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest. Rivers, 81, has been unconscious since she arrived at the hospital and doctors had been keeping her sedated, under close observation. "On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received," Melissa Rivers said in the statement to ABC News. "At this time she does remain on life support." She added, "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers." In a past statement from Melissa Rivers, she said the family was "keeping our fingers crossed" in hopes Rivers can recover.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Justin Bieber Arrested for Dangerous Driving, Assault in Canada


Sara Jaye Weiss/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC(STRATFORD, Ontario) -- Justin Bieber has had another run-in with the law.The singer, 20, was arrested on Aug. 29 in his native Canada, officials said Tuesday.According to the Ontario Provincial Police, Bieber allegedly collided with a minivan while driving an all-terrain vehicle. He was charged with dangerous driving and assault.The authorities added that Bieber was released shortly thereafter and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on Sept. 29.A rep for Bieber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.It would seem the performer managed to have a decent weekend in spite of the charges. The following day he posted a photo of an idyllic scene on Instagram.He wrote: "They try and get in the way of this..[sic]"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Robin Williams' Daughter, Zelda, Returns to Twitter


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three weeks after Zelda Williams quit Twitter and said she was "deleting this from my devices for a good long time," the only daughter of the late Robin Williams is back.She tweeted Monday for the first time since Aug. 13 with a message of "Thank you," which came with a link to her Tumblr.The Tumblr post has a quote from actor Harvey Fierstein, "Never be bullied into silence."It continued, "Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."This return comes weeks after Williams left Twitter upon seeing some crude remarks from other members on social media regarding her father's suicide.Those so-called Twitter trolls were suspended.Zelda, 25, released a statement after Williams was found dead at 63 in an apparent suicide Aug. 11."To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed," she said via a statement. Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014 Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ashlee Simpson Marries "Hunger Games: Mockingjay's" Evan Ross


Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Ashlee Simpson and Hunger Games: Mockingjay actor Evan Ross tied the knot this past Sunday at the Greenwich, Connecticut, estate of his famous mother, Diana Ross, according to Us Weekly.The tabloid says the former Supremes singer planned the star-studded event and performed as well.The 29-year-old Simpson wore a pearl-studded, long-sleeved wedding dress with $750 thousand-worth of rubies and diamonds and a tiara. The groom, 26, wore a black velvet tux with white silk trim.Simpson was escorted down the aisle by her five-year-old son Bronx, from her first marriage to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.Ashlee's sister, Jessica, 34, was the matron of honor. Her two two-year-old daughter Maxwell and 14-month old son Ace served as flower girl and ring bearer, respectively.Evan's half-sister, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, served as the evening's MC.Simpson and Ross got engaged this past January after a year of dating.  This is his first trip down the aisle.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Dakota Fanning on How She'd Like to Spend Her 21st Birthday


Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- It's hard to believe Dakota Fanning isn't 21 yet, considering her career in Hollywood. And although the starlet doesn't hit that milestone birthday until next February, she already has ideas on how she'd like to spend it...and it's not in a bar."I was just thinking about it," Fanning told E! News. "I kind of want to go do karaoke even though I'm terrified to do it. But I think if I'm 21 maybe I can have something to help me."Perhaps Fanning will return to one of reality show star Lisa Vanderpump's restaurants in Los Angeles. "I love Lisa," she said. "I met her actually. I had my 16th birthday at her restaurant before the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was a thing. I saw this fabulous woman with this cute dog and then it turned out it was Lisa Vanderpump."Fanning most recently starred in The Last of Robin Hood.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Jerry Lewis Receives Australian Honor for Muscular Dystrophy Fundraising


Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS(LAS VEGAS) -- Jerry Lewis is no longer involved in the Muscular Dystrophy Association annual telethon that aired Sunday, but he was honored Friday for his decades-long fundraising efforts to find a cure for the disease by Australian officials who presented him with their country’s highest civilian award.The Las Vegas Sun reports Australian officials with the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, which is not formally associated with the MDA, flew to Las Vegas and honored Lewis as a Member of the Order of Australia. The 88-year-old Lewis received a gold medal and a lapel pin. Lewis has helped raise more than $2 billion for MDA during his 45-year association with the group, and has also visited Australia and raised millions of dollars for that country's MDF.Sunday's two-hour MDA Show of Strength Telethon on ABC raised more than $56 million.The Muscular Dystrophy Association severed its fundraising relationship with Lewis after the 2010 MDA Labor Day Telethon.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Downton Abbey" Season 5 Trailer Released


Credit: Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE(NEW YORK) -- Britain's ITV network has released the trailer for Downton Abbey's fifth season.According to Deadline.com, Season 5 will open in 1924 as Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain’s first ever Labour Prime Minister. Additionally, Lady Mary, who dealt with her husband Matthew's death last season, will try to figure out how her life moves forward.The show’s executive producer, Gareth Neame, tells the entertainment website, “We’re always doing twists and turns. I hope we will have a few things that will surprise this year.”Downton Abbey's fifth season premieres in the U.K. on September 21. As previously announced, it will premiere here in the U.S. January 4 on PBS.

Snoop Dogg Drops in on Chicago Couple's Wedding


ABC/Randy Holmes(CHICAGO) -- Two newlyweds in Chicago got a unique wedding photo Sunday, when Snoop Dogg dropped in and crashed their nuptials.A photographer for Allusion Photography, which had shot the wedding ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, spotted the rapper as he stepped out of a limo, according to the photography studio's president, Sherry Hagerman.The groom's mother, Mary Rose Frank, told the photographer "she was Snoop's biggest fan," and the photographer convinced the artist's entourage to make the introduction, Hagerman said."They had a great conversation and a ton of laughs inside the bar," she said. "Snoop was a blast to be around."Snoop Dogg, who performed at the North Coast Music Festival on Sunday, posted a photo of himself and the smiling couple, Joe Scheller and Neesha Ghadiali, on his Instagram account.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Survivor Lead Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63


Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of the rock band Survivor, has died, the band announced. Jamison was 63.“Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison,” the band wrote on its Twitter page. “Our thoughts, love & prayers go out to his friends and family.”Jamison grew up in Tennessee, meeting music icon Elvis Presley when he was 10 years old – a chance encounter in a drug store. He later fronted a local band, Target, during the 1970s.He first found national fame in the early 1980s as the lead singer of the band Cobra.But his biggest successes came after joining Survivor. The group had drawn international acclaim for 1982’s “Eye of the Tiger” from the hit movie Rocky III, but struggled to replicate the song’s success. In 1983, lead singer Dave Bickler was forced to leave Survivor due to vocal issues.Jamison initially wasn’t interested in joining Survivor because the group was more pop-focused than his previous acts.“I really didn’t want to do it, because I was in a heavy band, I always played really heavy music, and their stuff was a little lighter than I was used to,” he said of Survivor in a 2008 interview with Living Legends Music.But Jamison joined on, and a string of hits followed – “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You” and “The Search Is Over,” as well as “Burning Heart,” which was featured in the movie Rocky IV.Jamison was one of the great power-ballad singers, a tour de force vocal presence that was perfect for energetic arena rock.Jamison contributed that energy for the theme song of TV’s Baywatch, co-writing and singing “I’m Always Here” for the popular television series.In recent years he returned to Survivor – that’s him pumping up office climber “Glen” in a popular 2005 Starbucks Doubleshot commercial – and also released his third solo album, 2012’s “Never Too Late.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

New "Once Upon a Time Trailer" Teases the Arrival of Elsa from "Frozen"


ABC/Katie Yu(NEW YORK) -- Winter has come a little early to Storybrooke, Maine, the fictional location of ABC's fairy tale drama series Once Upon a Time.In a new trailer teasing the show's upcoming fourth season, Elsa, from Disney's blockbuster film Frozen, is seen walking past some of the town's signature landmarks, leaving a chill in her wake.The trailer also shows Elsa getting a chilly reception from Once Upon a Time's other characters. Fringe actress Georgina Haig has been tapped to play the Disney princess with the power to produce ice, snow and frost.John Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will play Pabbie, whose healing powers in Frozen helped Elsa’s sister Anna. Tyler Jacob Moore, who plays Tony Markovich on Showtime's Shameless, will play Hans, Frozen's good prince-turned-bad prince from the Southern Isles.The fourth season of Once Upon a Time premieres September 28 on ABC.Disney is the parent company of ABC.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Get Married


ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg tied the knot Sunday in Chicago.The former co-host of The View wore a strapless, white gown with a see-through white veil. The couple was wed at the Hotel Baker in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illinois.The Blue Bloods actor proposed to McCarthy this past April with a 10-carat yellow sapphire ring. Her son, Evan, helped his new step-father pop the question."Of course, I said, 'Yes,'" McCarthy said of the proposal a few days later on The View.This is the second marriage for both.Donnie's brother Mark and his family were not on hand; they were in Los Angeles celebrating the birthday of Ella Rae, Mark's eldest daughter -- and incidentally Donnie's goddaughter. While they weren't at the wedding -- which some tabloids chalked up to Mark's not approving of McCarthy -- Mark and his clan in fact Instagrammed a video sending their love to the happy couple.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Carrie Underwood Announces She's Pregnant


Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) -- Puppies, babies -- Labor Day couldn't get any cuter for country star Carrie Underwood.The American Idol alum, 31, revealed she's having a baby by posting a sweet picture with her dogs."In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!" she wrote. The picture features her two dogs wearing shirts, saying they are going to be a big brother and big sister to a new baby.This is the first child for Underwood, who married hockey star Mike Fisher in 2010.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

FBI Is 'Addressing' Massive Celebrity Photo Hack


ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- The FBI said Monday it is "aware" that someone has leaked nude photos purporting to be pictures of dozens of A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton and is "addressing the matter."The feds made its statement as celebrities were outraged over the hacked photos.The statements came in response to the release of photos purportedly of dozens of celebrities in various states of undress. The photos first appeared on an image sharing site called 4chan.It's not clear how the photos were obtained or whether they are all genuine."This is a flagrant violation of privacy," a spokesperson for Lawrence told ABC News. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."Upton's attorney, Lawrence Shire, echoed those sentiments."This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client, Kate Upton's, privacy," he said. "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."Watch more news videos | Latest from the USMeantime, a representative for Ariana Grande called her allegedly leaked photos "completely fake."Singer Victoria Justice did the same via Twitter, writing "These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*"Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead said she had deleted the photos later posted of her, saying on Twitter, "To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves. Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked." "Even if you have deleted those photos from your phone, often times they've already been uploaded into the cloud," said Clifford Neuman, the director of the USC Center for Computer System Security. "When you deleted them from the phone, they continue to exist."Representatives for other celebrities who allegedly were hacked didn't immediately return calls for comment.Hacking of celebrities' personal accounts has happened before. In a separate case in 2012, a Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hacking into email accounts and stealing compromising photos of celebrities, including Scarlet Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Labor Day Binge Watching -- What's New on Netflix for September


Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- It's Labor Day and if you are not with your family grilling burgers and hot dogs on this national holiday, then maybe you should gather around the TV and binge watch some of your favorite shows and movies.There are tons of new September selections on Netflix, according to the Huffington Post. Available Sept. 1ShowsCalifornication Seasons 1-7Chasing UFOs Season 1Doomsday Preppers Seasons 1-3Hinterland Season 1Unsealed: Alien Files Season 1Zero Hour Seasons 1-3MoviesA Simple PlanCool RunningsCrocodile DundeeDetentionFlubberGirl RisingGirlfightGood Morning, VietnamGuess WhoHoodwinkedJay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon MovieLords of DogtownMirage MenSchool of RockSmall ApartmentsSwiss Family RobinsonThe BelieversThe Blue LagoonThe UnbelieversAvailable Sept. 2ShowsThe League Season 5Available Sept. 5ShowsTrailer Park BoysMoviesAll is LostAvailable Sept. 6MoviesKid CannabisLe Week-EndRefugeYour Sister's SisterAvailable Sept. 7ShowsThe Blacklist Season 1Available Sept. 9MoviesWho Is Dayani Cristal?Available Sept. 10ShowsCrash & Bernstein Season 2MoviesDeadly CodeAvailable Sept. 11MoviesA Single ManDennis Miller: America 180FilthThe MomentAvailable Sept. 12-13MoviesGrace Unplugged Sept. 12; Justin and the Knights of Valor Sept. 13Available Sept. 14ShowsAbout a Boy Season 1Arrow Season 2Available Sept. 16ShowsBones Season 9New Girl Season 3MoviesBeginnersOne DaySilver Linings PlaybookAvailable Sept. 17ShowsThe Fosters Season 2Movies3 Days to KillAvailable Sept. 22ShowsRevolution Season 2Available Sept. 25MoviesThe DoubleAvailable Sept. 26ShowsHow I Met Your Mother Season 9Parks and Recreation Season 6Available Sept. 27MoviesBad GrandpaAvailable Sept. 28ShowsComic Book Men Season 3The Walking Dead Season 4Available Sept. 29-30MoviesLullaby Sept. 29Killing Them Softly Sept. 30Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jessa Duggar Is 'Super Excited' About Having Children


TLC(NEW YORK) -- Jessa Duggar and her fiancé Ben Seewald have already begun planning their wedding.They've also started talking about having children too."Whatever God's plan is, we’d be good with that!" Duggar told ABC News, when asked how many babies they'd like to have. "It's probably not possible for me to have 19 kids naturally, but we might adopt and get up to that number."Duggar, 21, recently announced that she and Seewald, 19, hoped to be wed before the year was out. The planning will be featured on her family's reality TV show, 19 Kids & Counting, which premieres Sept. 2 on TLC, as well the baby talk -- not that they're letting it get to them just yet."We both love kids," she said. "We'll play it by wear as we go along. We’ll see how it goes!"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Hackers Post Alleged Naked Pics of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Other Celebs


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton are among dozens of celebrity women who had risque photos allegedly of them leaked by an online bulletin board in an apparent hacking campaign.According to the apparent leaker, the photos were obtained through the celebrities' cloud accounts.The photos showed the A-listers in various states of undress."This is a flagrant violation of privacy," a spokesperson for Lawrence told ABC News. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."Upton's attorney, Lawrence Shire, echoed those sentiments."This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client, Kate Upton's, privacy," he said. "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."Meantime, a representative for Ariana Grande called her allegedly leaked photos "completely fake."Singer Victoria Justice did the same via Twitter, writing "These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*"Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead said she had deleted the photos later posted of her, saying on Twitter, "To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves. Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked." "Even if you have deleted those photos from your phone, often times they've already been uploaded into the cloud," said Clifford Neuman, the director of the USC Center for Computer System Security. "When you deleted them from the phone, they continue to exist."Representatives for other celebrities who allegedly were hacked didn't immediately return calls for comment.Hacking of celebrities' personal accounts has happened before. In a separate case in 2012, a Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hacking into email accounts and stealing compromising photos of celebrities, including Scarlet Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Are Married


Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are husband and wife!The couple were married Sunday, McCarthy's rep told ABC News.Wahlberg, 45, proposed to McCarthy, 41, this past April, with a 10-carat yellow sapphire ring. Her son, Evan, helped his new step-father pop the question, which made the moment even more special for the former View host."Of course I said, 'Yes,'" she said of the proposal, adding, "In that moment, Evan yelled, 'I have another dad!' and it made all of us cry."Wedding planning came next, and McCarthy knew exactly how she wanted to look on her big day."It's my second wedding and with me being older, I don't want to look like a virgin bride," she said. "I want to look classy and elegant and age appropriate."This is the second marriage for both.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Boy Band Heartthrobs Jordan Knight and Nick Carter to Drop Album Tuesday


Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Jordan Knight and Nick Carter made hearts flutter when they both appeared in two of the biggest boy bands of all-time.They hope they can do it again by working together.They're calling themselves Nick & Knight, and will release an album Tuesday, along with the video for their first single, "One More Time."The pair announced their partnership on Good Morning America in April.Knight was part of the New Kids on the Block and Carter belonged to the Backstreet Boys. After their time with their respective bands, Carter and Knight each pursued successful solo careers.The 44-year-old Knight, who is married with two children, says he might sneak in a song from Prince into the upcoming stage show. Carter may do a version of Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way."For Carter, 34, it's part of a personal and professional reboot that started with his marriage this year to 31-year-old actress Lauren Kitt. Viewers will get an up-close look at Carter and Kitt's relationship in the upcoming reality TV show, I Heart Nick Carter.Carter and Knight's 37-city tour will start in Nashville later this month. Their shows will feature songs from their new album plus plenty of their respective bands' biggest hits.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jordin Sparks: I Can't Wait to Be Mrs. Jason Derulo


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Jordin Sparks is a Grammy-nominated singer and actress, but she is also a big football fan -- an Arizona Cardinals fan to be exact."I was born into a football family," Sparks told ABC News, adding that her father played pro ball in the NFL for the Giants and Cowboys. "This is not just a guy's sport. Women can have fun and love watching too."With that in mind, Sparks, 24, was just recently named NFL Women's Apparel Brand Ambassador and couldn't be more excited about the honor."I love the sport, you don't have to twist my arm," she told the NFL when they asked her to take part. "Sports is something that me and my family always bond over. We get together and watch the games and nana [her grandmother] will make Sunday lunch. We'll eat and watch the games."So, Sparks loves football and the Cardinals -- that's decided. The one thing she can't decide on is what name to put on the back of her customizable NFL jersey."I'll probably be putting either Sparks or Derulo on the back of my jersey," she said, possibly opting to put her boyfriend Jason Derulo's last name on the jersey. "I haven't decided yet."And a jersey is exactly what Sparks is comfortable in the most."My style has always been more tom boyish," she said. "I've always been comfortable wearing sweatpants and sneakers, that's always a go to."She continued, "Since American Idol happened and getting into this crazy world, all the glamor and stuff, I've definitely gotten to explore more fashion. I don't really have a stylist right now, so everything you see on the carpet has been me finding them or finding the dress, or reaching out to see if I can borrow a dress. It's been fun."For example, last weekend at the MTV VMAs, "I loved my outfit, it looked great and Jason was my best accessory because we matched. But the whole time, I could not stop thinking how much I wanted to be in sweats and socks!"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Why Jessa Duggar Wants to Plan Out Her First Kiss With Ben Seewald


TLC(NEW YORK) -- Like her sister Jill, Jessa Duggar is waiting for her wedding to have her first kiss with her fiancé.To say they're excited would be an understatement."We're really looking forward to the first kiss!" she told ABC News. "We're talking about it -- what if we miss or mess up? We're gonna have to plan this out or something!"Duggar, 21, announced her engagement to Ben Seewald, 19, earlier this month. It will be documented on 19 Kids & Counting, her family's reality TV show, which premieres on Sept. 2 at 9/8 p.m. CT on TLC. Fans will also get to see Duggar plan her wedding, which she promises will differ from her Jill's nuptials this past June. "The guest list is pretty big, but not as big as my sisters" she said. "My list is a little smaller [than Jill's was], but then Ben's guest list is bigger Derick's. It will be another Duggar-sized wedding!"The reality TV star said that she and her future husband hope to tie the knot this fall or winter. They've already begun thinking about their color scheme (no, nothing has been chosen yet) and who they'd like to tap to be their bridesmaids and groomsmen (yes, their families will be involved).However, both Duggar and Seewald are focused on making sure that their wedding is cost efficient and are considering re-using Jill's decorations and flower girl dresses."We're gonna go really simple with a lot of our food and even flowers and that type of stuff. People spend so much on flowers, it’s outrageous!" Duggar said. "I'll go to the grocery and buy flowers! I don't know how many flowers we'll have in nature if it's cold outside but I was like, 'How about we just go pick [some]?'""We want to have a nice wedding that everyone will enjoy but at the same time, we'd like to push our budget more toward our honeymoon because that’s our time together," added Seewald, who said that TLC will also document some of their getaway. "That’s our first few weeks together."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Sister Wives" Star Wins Case Against Polygamy Ban


TLC(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Kody Brown, 44, and his four sister wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn -- can now have a legal marriage in their home state of Utah."It is with a great pleasure this evening that I can announce the final decision of United States District Court Judge Clarke Waddoups on the last remaining count in the Sister Wives case," Brown's attorney, Jonathan Turley, said on his blog.The Browns, stars of the show Sister Wives, had been embroiled in a polygamy law case that had forced them away from their home. Turley said Waddoups had previously struck down "key portions" of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional, but that one item, Section 1883, remained."He has now ruled for the Browns in what is now a clear sweep on all counts," he wrote about the section "that state officials (notably prosecutor Jeffrey R. Buhman) violated the constitutional rights of the Brown family in years of criminal investigation and public accusations.""With the earlier decision, families like the Browns can now be both plural and legal in the state of Utah," he added. "The court specifically struck down language criminalizing cohabitation -- the provision that is used to prosecute polygamists. ... Judge Waddoups reaffirmed the independence of our courts and stood against open prejudice and hostility toward plural families."After the win was announced, Brown gave his lawyer a statement to post that read, "While we know that many people do not approve of plural families, it is our family and based on our religious beliefs. Just as we respect the personal and religious choices of other families, we hope that in time all of our neighbors and fellow citizens will come to respect our own choices as part of this wonderful country of different faiths and beliefs."Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes told ABC News via a statement his office is determining whether to appeal the ruling."The attorney general's office is currently reviewing Judge Waddoups' ruling of Brown v. Herbert and will make final determination of whether or not to appeal one or more of the issues in the decision within the coming weeks," the statement read. "It is important to legally assess the ruling's scope and how it will impact future litigation."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Cee Lo Green Pleads No Contest to Ecstasy Charge


ABC News(LOS ANEGLES) -- Grammy winner Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest on Friday to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy to a woman in 2012.Green's plea came just before a preliminary hearing was to begin, with the singer saying that he wanted to put the case behind him. Green received three years probation.Speaking outside the Los Angeles courtroom, Green said that he and his attorneys were "very pleased to have finally resolved this matter with an amicable understanding and we're satisfied."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Not Having Kids


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux aren't worrying about whether they are going to have children."It's not something that's in our everyday life, quite honestly. It's more questions that arise in a red carpet line or in an interview," she told People magazine earlier this week.She continued, "I just find it to be energy that is unnecessary and not really fair for those who may or may not [have children]. Who knows what the reason is, why people aren't having kids. There's a lot of reasons that could be, and maybe it's something that no one wants to discuss."She added that whether she and her fiancé of two years have babies, it's "everyone's personal prerogative."Aniston, 45, this week also joined Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox on Jimmy Kimmel Live for a mini Friends reunion.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Beyonce Calls Blue Ivy 'My Biggest Muse'


Eric McCandless/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) -- Beyoncé rarely talks about her personal life.In a new poem, however, she reflects on how her daughter has affected her life."It's my daughter, she's my biggest muse/There's someone, we all find out soon/more important than ourselves to lose," she wrote in a piece called Bey the Light for CR Fashion Book. "But for my daughter I dream a day/When no one roots for others to fail/When we all mean what we say."Beyoncé, 32, recently made headlines for delivering a show-stopping performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. For those kinds of shows, she wrote, she taps into her stage persona, Sasha Fierce -- and it doesn't stop there."Though we're different as blue and red," she wrote. "I'm not afraid to draw from her in performance, rifts, even in bed."The poem also touches on her deep connection with her late grandmother, the value she places on prayer and how she views her role as a performer."You call me a singer, but I'm called to transform/to suck up the grief, anxiety and loss of those who hear me into my song's form," she wrote. "I'm a vessel for all that isn't right/for break-ups and lies and double-cross/I sing into that vessel a healing light."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joan Rivers Unconscious and Under Sedation, Condition Remains "Serious"


Photo by: Nathaniel Chadwick/NBC(NEW YORK) --  Comic icon Joan Rivers has been unconscious since she arrived at New York City's Mount Sinai hospital on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation tells ABC News.Doctors are keeping Rivers sedated and under close supervision, the source said, until they're comfortable with her condition, which is described as "serious."In a statement, Rivers' daughter Melissa said, "My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in critical condition when she went into cardiac arrest at a nearby clinic while undergoing what her network, E!, called "a minor endoscopic procedure."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Miley Cyrus Goes Naked in "V" Magazine Photo Spread


ABC/Richard Harbaugh(NEW YORK) -- Anyone who thought Miley Cyrus was turning over a more modest new leaf just because she behaved at this year's MTV Video Music Awards need only look at her racy spread in V magazine to see she hasn't lost her edge.Miley Instagrammed an image showing her laying nude on a pile of stuffed animals, a red box reading "SUBSCRIBE" the only thing protecting her modesty up top.  She also posted another one that is more risque in which she's in the same pose, with small smiley faces acting as Photoshopped pasties over her nipples.  Miley named fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld as the shooter.Miley also posted a pic of Lagerfeld holding a picture he shot of her wearing a skimpy Fendi bathing suit made of blue stuffed animal-like material.Fittingly, the upcoming installment in which the controversial singer appears is called "The Rebel Issue."  It hits newsstands Sept. 10, but is available for pre-order.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Donald Trump Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Add Donald Trump to the list of celebrities taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Trump -- nominated by ex-boxer Mike Tyson, World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon and The Simpsons patriarch, Homer Simpson -- completed the challenge with the help of Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler, and Miss USA, Nia Sanchez.The 68-year-old business mogul also ended the long-running debate as to whether or not his hair is really his own.In a video taped atop New York's City's Trump Tower, The Donald announces, "I've been called out by everybody for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge -- Homer Simpson, Mike Tyson, Vince McMahon -- like everybody is going crazy over this thing." He adds, "I guess they wanna see if whether or not this is my real hair, which it is.”He then challenges his sons Donald and Eric, as well as President Obama. The president already passed on the challenge earlier this month when he was called out by Ethel Kennedy, the 86-year-old widow of Robert Kennedy.The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $88 million for Lou Gehrig's Disease.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"As Above/So Below" Opens Nationwide Friday


Universal(NEW YORK) -- On Wednesday, the Pierce Brosnan film The November Man opened in theaters, earning an estimated $862,000 in its first day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Another new movie opens Friday, in time for the Labor Day weekend: As Above/So Below. In the film, a team of explorers search the catacombs underneath the streets of Paris, and experience horror along the way.Mad Men actor Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks and Edwin Hodge star in As Above/So Below, which is rated R.If you're in a nostalgic mood, the original Ghostbusters film is being re-released in select theaters Friday in honor of its 30th anniversary.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Movie Review: "As Above/So Below" (Rated R)


Universal(NEW YORK) -- The found footage horror flick As Above/So Below revolves around Scarlet (Perdita Weeks), an archeologist of sorts who speaks multiple languages -- two of them dead -- and is a black belt in Krav Maga.  Totally believable, right?  Scarlet's immediate goal in life is to fulfill her late father’s quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone, and she won’t let anything stop her...not even a silly thing like death.When Scarlet discovers that the stone may be hidden in the catacombs of Paris, she recruits a team to accompany her on her underground descent, including a few people who know their way around the place. There, they encounter human remains, a guy who used to live in the catacombs but who disappeared two years ago, plenty of sudden, loud noises, and dozens of other obvious signs that they should leave before they all come to a horrible and violent end.Then, there’s the most disturbing sign something is amiss: objects and people from each member of the team's past begin to pop up. There’s a spooky piano, an even spookier dead brother and a burning car from an accident.  All of this, mind you, is taking place nearly a thousand feet under the streets of Paris.  Yes, it’s pretty creepy, but perhaps no more creepy than riding that New York City subway line you recently found out is infested with bedbugs.Like so many horror films, the decisions made by these characters are preposterous -- nearly as preposterous as the notion that you are watching found footage from a camera that was left behind with no hope of ever getting it back. I’m beginning to think it’s called “found" footage because people FIND it annoying. There’s nothing new here; aside from a couple of claustrophobic and aurally frightening moments, As Above/So Below is more boring than it is scary.Two out of five stars.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Britney Spears Is Single After Boyfriend Reportedly Cheated on Her


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Britney Spears is newly single -- reportedly because her boyfriend cheated on her.Brit tweeted on Thursday, "Ahhhh the single life!" Coincidentally or not, she posted that comment around the same time TMZ published a story claiming David Lucado was videotaped making out with another woman earlier this month.Reportedly, Brit dumped her boyfriend after learning about the footage, which TMZ says is being shopped around.A rep for David tells the website, "David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out." Unfortunately for David, it didn't work out -- Brit's rep confirms to Billboard that the pop star is single.Britney dated David for a year and a half. Their relationship began not long after her engagement to her then-agent, Jason Trawick, ended in January of 2013.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio




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