13 items from 2015
Three years have passed since "America's Best Dance Crew," aka "Abdc," was cancelled by MTV after seven seasons of often-spectacular performances by hip-hop dance crews. When it returns July 29, it will look very different--and have a live finale right before MTV's VMAs. The teams competing, however, will be very familiar: they're the winners of seasons 2 through 7 -- Super Cr3W, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes, I.aM.mE, and Elektrolytes -- plus a new group, Kinjaz, formed from team leaders of other dance crews, including season-one winners Jabbawockeez. The significant changes to the competition series start with the subtitle. Instead of being preceded by "Randy Jackson Presents," the show title is now "America’s Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs." The former "American Idol" judge turned mentor doesn't seem to be on board with the new season, as his name isn't listed among producers. Instead, it's produced by Hip »
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Madonna is getting candid about ageism in Hollywood.
In an interview with Et special correspondent Jason Dundas, Madge, 56, responds bluntly to critics who say she should "act her age."
"I am acting my age," she says. "This is me, this is how I wanna be. I can do what I want, Ok? ... There's no rules, and people should just leave me alone. Let me do what I wanna do."
Adding: "I shouldn't be limited by my age or a number."
Et was with the Queen of Pop back in 1984 on the set of her "Borderline" music video, where a young Madge told our cameras: "I am out to do something and I'm gonna do what I need to get there. I have a lot of confidence in myself, so I think that's part of it and people feed off that."
Current-day Madonna had a quick reaction to the »
News: The Long Island Medium Helps Sisters Reconnect With Their Late Mother
While having lunch with Theresa at Nino's Tuscany Steakhouse in Manhattan, the psychic medium got a vibe from the other side of the room where several women were eating in the corner.
"Your husband wants you to know he's not restricted anymore," Theresa told the woman. "He's trying to let you know and thank you for the way you cared for him. Do you understand?"
The message was clear as the woman's husband "never thanked anyone while he was alive."
Video: Long Island Medium Brings Brooke to Tears
"Now it's coming through you to me," she said.
Jason was blown away by how Theresa had touched the woman's heart.
"That's the thing »
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is the latest celeb to get in on the super-popular waist training trend.
The 36-year-old reality star and mother of six took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off her unbelievably tiny waist, which she credits to No Waist Clique.
"Soooo you guys finally talked me into trying a waist trainer!" she wrote. "I can't believe how tiny it makes my waist I'm obsessed with @nowaistclique waist trainer and it doesn't show through my clothes!"
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But keep in mind that Zolciak has been open in the past about getting a tummy tuck and breast augmentation after giving birth to twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren in November 2013.
Still, she's one of many stars to recently swear by the corset trend. Kim Kardashian started waist training last August, and her sister Khloe raised eyebrows just last week when she showed off her own colorful »
It's no secret that Hugh Jackman is a huge fan of Instagram. And recently, it seems he loves posting shots of himself with a drink in hand.
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"Well, come on. I'm Australian," Jackman said, laughing.
Jackman added that his drinking photos are a bit of a travelogue documenting the places he's gone while promoting his films.
"Every country you go to you have to have something very particular to drink that's local," Jackman explained. "It's part of traveling."
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Check out the video above to hear how Jackman's wife felt about the mullet he had to grow for the film.
After teasing his ideal Alien sequel on Instagram earlier this year, director Neill Blomkamp was finally given the opportunity to direct a brand new installment in the Alien franchise, and it looks like Sigourney Weaver has signed on to reprise her iconic role.
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When asked about whether or not she was coming back to reprise her role as alien-fighting badass Ellen Ripley, Weaver said she would be retuning.
"There are two factors [Neill Blomkamp] needs: Ripley and the Aliens," Weaver said.
"She'll be in the cast," Blomkamp said. "She is the Alien franchise, to me, so »
Corset training is all the rage in Hollywood as a slimming fad, but as a costuming choice?
News: Kim Kardashian Is 'Waist Training' With A Super-Tight Corset
Cinderella star Lily James has come under fire in recent weeks for her tiny waistline in the Disney movie and promotional materials. Critics are crying Photoshop, but the actress claims that it’s her natural slim look, with the aid of a corset.
"I naturally have a really small waist and then the corset pulls it in and the skirt makes it bigger so I think the perspective makes it look even smaller," James told Et correspondent Jason Dundas at Sunday’s premiere in L.A. "But it's totally just my waist. There's no CGI."
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James told Dundas she wore a corset under every dress in the film, but costumers »
News: Tara Reid: I'm a Prisoner In My Own Home
"This is where the shark hits the fan," star Ian Ziering told Jason on set. "It's bigger. It's badder. There's something coming that you're just not expecting."
"There are sharks everywhere," star Tara Reid said. "Get ready!"
Syfy's popular Sharknado movies have done wonders for the network. The sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, drew in an impressive 3.9 million viewers in July 2014, making it Syfy's most-watched original movie ever. These numbers were up 180 percent versus the 2013 premiere of the original Sharknado, which scored an audience of 1.4 million viewers.
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The stars and producers of Fifty Shades of Grey are opening up about the film just before the sexy blockbuster adaptation opens worldwide this Friday.
Dakota Johnson, who plays college student-turned-submissive Anastasia Steele in the film based on the best-selling erotic book series, talked to Et special correspondent Jason Dundas about filming the kinky adaptation, admitting that her body was used for all of the film's nude scenes...except for one.
"There was a close up of a bum getting hit with a belt," Johnson says. "That was not my bum, because I didn't want to get hit with a belt."
Johnson's co-star Jamie Dornan was sympathetic to the fact that Steele’s character is much more vulnerable in the film than his millionaire businessman Christian Grey, who pursues the college reporter and entices her into a Bdsm relationship.
Heidi got Jason, a spokesperson for David Jones, to strip down to his skivvies in our impromptu interview.
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"I want to represent the brand," Jason told Heidi. "Am I doing any justice?"
"You are!" Heidi confirmed. "Now I know who I'll be designing for. Look at that face. Look at that smile. Look at that body!"
Looking at Heidi's svelte figure, you'd never know that she was a 41-year-old working mother of four. With a reported $70 million in the bank, Heidi is cashing in on two TV shows (Project Runway and America's Got Talent) and six clothing lines.
The Heidi Klum Intimates Collection is available now. »
Johnny Depp is renowned for his ability to embody strange characters with diverse and bizarre personalities, and his reputation for being a bit eccentric in his real life precedes him.
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When asked about whether his daughter Lily-Rose worked with him to develop his Mortdecai character – the way she previously helped him in figuring out how he would play Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Depp said he didn’t get her assistance this time around.
"She was probably too embarrassed to help me with another character," Depp said, smiling. "She thinks her dad's weird."
"Oh, come on," Dundas offered. "Her dad's an artist."
Laughing, Depp replied, "Uh, her dad's weird, I think."
Thirty-six years after leaving Welcome Back, Kotter, John Travolta is making his return to TV to play O.J. Simpson's attorney Robert Shapiro in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and the actor admitted to Et that he has a lot to learn about the famous trial before shooting begins in the spring.
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"To be honest, I have to investigate," Travolta told Et's Jason Dundas. "I have homework to do. [Shapiro] is an interesting character."
The 10-episode FX miniseries is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and tells the story of the trial from the perspective of the lawyers. Shapiro was a key member of O.J.'s "Dream Team" of lawyers during the murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson. O.J.'s high-profile defense team also included Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, and Alan Dershowitz »
Days after Nicole Kidman revealed on the Tonight Show that she and Jimmy Fallon could have dated, Et special correspondent Jason Dundas followed up with the 47-year-old actress on her surprising revelation that has since captured the Internet's attention.
On Tuesday's Tonight Show, Jimmy and Nicole reminisced about their first meeting years ago. While Jimmy thought of it as more of a business meeting, Nicole's intentions were to hang out and possibly more.
According to Nicole, none of that story was for show.
"Everything that happened was totally real," she confirmed to Et.
While the video has quickly caught fire, Nicole admits that she regrets being so candid »
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