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‘Saturday Night Live’ Host Dwayne Johnson Enjoys a Standing 69 (Video)

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The man-on-man action hit a fever-pitch on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this week, with wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson thrusting his face into another man’s crotch, while the other gent buried his own mug into Johnson’s man-region. The golden moment came during a segment depicting an “Indiana Jones” knockoff movie, “Escape From Jungle Island.” Johnson, playing “Dr. Bones” — get it? — plays an adventurer who finds himself on an island with a male companion, Shortlong, and a female companion, who’s desperate for Dr. Bones’ attention. As the trio attempts to retrieve a valuable crystal, they’re besieged by natives shooting poison. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Winners: The Complete List

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Sliming season is upon us again, as Nickelodeon presented the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Host Nick Jonas serenaded the crowd at the top of the show, which  saw additional performances from Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson and teen sensation 5 Seconds of Summer. Top honors went to “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone for “The Amazing Spiderman” and Angelina Jolie, who brought daughters Zahara and Shiloh, to claim Favorite Villain for “Maleficent.” Read the complete list of 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards Winners: Favorite Talent Competition Show* “America’s Got Talent” “American Idol” “America »


- Matt Donnelly

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Angelina Jolie Makes First Post-Surgery Appearance at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards (Photos)

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A beaming Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since revealing she had preventative surgery to combat cancer, for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Ca. With daughters Zahara and Shiloh in tow, Jolie looked radiant in an embellished black tank, nodding to the L.A. heat, while people-watching in a crowd that included Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Kevin James and Nick Jonas. Last week, the “Unbroken” director and wife of Brad Pitt announced she had removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes after doctors detected early signs of cancer. “Two years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Prince Sued for Allegedly Poaching ‘Voice’ Contestant Judith Hill, Releasing Stolen Tracks

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Music icon Prince has been slapped with a lawsuit by producer Jolene Cherry, who claims his interference disrupted her and label Sony Music’s planned release of a debut album from singer Judith Hill. Hill signed with Sony via Cherry’s imprint The Cherry Party following a 2013 run on NBC’s “The Voice,” working with the producer who is credited on Lady Gaga’s smash debut “The Fame.” In the court documents obtained by TheWrap, Cherry says she caught wind of Hill and Prince holding recording sessions and warned against distracting from Cherry’s efforts and potentially breaching contract. The suit, »


- Matt Donnelly

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10 Top Will Ferrell Movie Quotes: ‘Anchorman,’ ‘Old School,’ ‘Zoolander’ (Video)

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For the second installment in its new series, TheWrap brings you Will Ferrell‘s Top 10 movie quotes in honor of the release of “Get Hard” this weekend. Ferrell has had too many memorable movie quotes to count over the past 18 years after breaking out on the big screen in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” and “A Night at the Roxbury” in 1997, so needless to say, it was hard to whittle the list down. While we’re aiming to keep it to one classic line per movie, we included multiple quotes from several movies due to their immense quotability. Also Read:. »


- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge

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Hugh Jackman Confirms ‘Wolverine’ Sequel Will Be His Last

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Hugh Jackman hinted on Saturday that his days as iconic “X-Men” character Wolverine are ending, stirring up fans with an Instagram post. “Wolverine… one last time,” Jackman captioned a photo of his fists, clutching the claws of his famous mutant character. While bloggers and social media users debated the actor’s meaning, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap he is referring to a planned sequel of the 2013 standalone hit “The Wolverine.” The character could feasibly appear in Bryan Singer’s forthcoming ensemble “X-Men: Apocalypse,” or in Ryan Reynolds’ spinoff “Deadpool,” but the insider says Jackman is pointing to »


- Matt Donnelly

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5 Things to Know About Trevor Noah: Jon Stewart’s Potential ‘Daily Show’ Replacement (Video)

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A cone of silence has surrounded the ongoing search for Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” replacement, but a young comedian named Trevor Noah entered the heavily-guarded race on Friday. Noah, who has been a featured player on the Comedy Central program since 2014, was included on a short list to take Stewart’s anchor chair, media reports said. “We are not commenting or providing guidance on any speculation about any individuals,” a spokesperson for Comedy Central told TheWrap. Also Read: Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Replacement: Who Fans Would Choose (Exclusive Infographic) The South African talent has previously worked as an actor and radio host, »


- Matt Donnelly

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Nick Jonas Surprises La’s Saucey App Users With Booze Deliveries, Performances (Photos)

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Nick Jonas isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty for one of his side projects: as an investor in alcohol delivery app Saucey, Jonas rolled up his sleeves and hand-delivered some booze to lucky Los Angeles residents. App customers, who deploy the service as an “Uber for alcohol,” were treated to surprise visits from the actor and singer — who poured shots, uncorked wine and even whipped out his guitar for a song or two. Also Read: Inside Nick Jonas’ Career Crossover: How He Became the Beyonce of Disney’s Boy Band “Nick Jonas just casually playing “Jealous” for me. »


- Matt Donnelly

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David Duchovny Talks ‘X-Files’ Return: Mulder Was the ‘Worst FBI Agent of All Time’

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David Duchovny has opened up about the limited series return of Fox’s “The X-Files,” which delighted global sci-fi fans when announced this week and made stars of he and Gillian Anderson in the 1990s. Show creator Chris Carter will bring back FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for six episodes. Duchovny is making the rounds for his new NBC crime drama “Aquarius,” and naturally got hit with questions about the what’s in store for the paranormal show. “I’m as curious as anybody else,” Duchovny told the New York Times. “I’m amazed that there’s still »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘Home’ Rockets Past Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s ‘Get Hard’ at Box Office Friday

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The oddball alien Oh and Tip the Earth girl from “Home” are pulling a fast one on Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and their raunchy comedy “Get Hard” at the box office, taking the top spot with $15.6 million Friday. That means the first, and only, DreamWorks Animation release of the year will knock off “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” for No. 1 this weekend and have a good shot at a $55 million opening weekend. Distributor Fox landed the 3D family film in a market-high 3,708 theaters and it is outstripping analysts’ expectations by nearly $20 million. The performance is welcome news »


- Todd Cunningham

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Read Shocking SeaWorld Revelations in ‘Blackfish’ Star’s New Tell-All Book ‘Beneath the Surface’ (Exclusive Excerpt)

27 March 2015 6:00 PM, PDT

In his new tell-all book, “Blackfish” star and former SeaWorld killer whale trainer, John Hargrove, blasts the theme park conglomerate for its “inhumane practices” which he claims to have witnessed during his 12 years working for the company. In TheWrap’s exclusive excerpt from Chapter 8 of his explosive book, “Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish,” Hargrove describes how SeaWorld artificially inseminated the orcas only to separate mother from calf for monetary gain and how the company allegedly brainwashed its staff in a systematic effort to keep them in line. Also Read: ‘Blackfish’ Star on Tell-All »


- Itay Hod

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‘Blackfish’ Star on Tell-All Book’s Shocking Claims About SeaWorld and Its Legal Threats Against Him

27 March 2015 5:18 PM, PDT

SeaWorld is about to take another hit as a damning new tell-all book hits shelves, claiming the company is a “soulless,” money-grubbing enterprise. In the new book, “Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond ‘Blackfish’” former Orca trainer John Hargrove reveals new details of physical and mental abuse that he says killer whales were forced to endure . Those conditions led to brutal and even fatal attacks by killer whales on their trainers, which the company swept under the rug. Hargrove also claims SeaWorld has silenced trainers who sued the company by dragging out court cases, then promising money if. »


- Itay Hod

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‘Spectre’ Teaser Trailer: James Bond Has a Secret (Video)

27 March 2015 4:55 PM, PDT

James Bond is hiding a secret in the first teaser trailer for the latest 007 film, “Spectre.” Daniel Craig returns to play the British super spy, who is still reeling from the events of “Skyfall,” which took him to his childhood home and which left his mentor M (Judi Dench) dead. Ralph Fiennes is taking over the M role, while the first trailer also teases Naomie Harris returning as Miss Moneypenny. She hands Bond his personal effects from what’s leftover of the last battle, with a mysterious picture of the spy as a young child the central focus. Also Read: »


- Linda Ge

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Why ‘How to Get Away With Murder’s’ Matt McGorry Is Your Feminist Dream Come True (Video)

27 March 2015 4:19 PM, PDT

How to Get Away With Murder” star Matt McGorry plays a certified bro on the hit ABC series, but the actor is developing a passion for gender equality in his personal life. McGorry won hearts and social media impressions in early March when he sang praises of Sheryl Sandberg’s modern feminist tome “Lean In,” and in a recent chat with TheWrap where he discussed long-term goals to understand equality among the sexes –and how Hollywood activist Emma Watson brought him to tears. “I had a really amazing and powerful day a couple weeks ago, where I read Sheryl Sandberg »


- Matt Donnelly

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500 Years a Slave? Deeds, Not Words (Guest Blog)

27 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT

I made my first appearance on television four years after the Civil Rights Act passed. I was around  9 years old and in foster care, a budding ballet dancer on a talk show hosted by Dave Garroway — the founding host and anchor of NBC’s “Today.” His headline guest was the legendary Eartha Kitt. It was a time wrought with grief, following the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. I had won a full scholarship for underserved black children at The Cambridge School of Ballet in Harvard Square. There were riots and fires. Poverty and »


- Victoria Rowell

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‘Furious 7’ Star Ludacris Says Paul Walker Jokes During Justin Bieber Roast ‘Weren’t Appropriate’ (Video)

27 March 2015 3:48 PM, PDT

Ludacris thought most of the upcoming “Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber” was hilarious, but some of the dark humor went too far for his tastes. “There were some Paul Walker jokes that I didn’t feel like were appropriate,” Ludacris told HuffPost Live on Friday, referring to his late “Furious 7” co-star. “I was told and promised that they would edit those out. Some of those were over the line.” As TheWrap previously reported, the distasteful gags about Walker — who was killed in a fiery car wreck in Santa Clarita, California in November, 2013 — will be edited out of the »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Happyish’ Trailer Promises Puking, Non-Alcoholic Wine, Lululemon (Video)

27 March 2015 3:42 PM, PDT

Showtime released a new trailer for its upcoming series “Happyish” on Friday. The comedy series stars British actor Steve Coogan as Thom Payne, a 44-year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25-year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives, saying things like “digital,” “social” and “viral.” The sudden change sends Thom on a soul-searching quest to discover if he is, indeed, truly happy. In the trailer, we go through the highlights of Thom’s day, which include his son puking at the breakfast table, his boss (Bradley Whitford) indulging in non-alcoholic wine at 11.30 a.m., and a woman (Ellen Barkin) misattributing Goethe to Lululemon. »


- Joe Otterson

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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes to Police Over Racial Profiling Claim

27 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson issued an apology late Friday to the Glendale Police Department for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son during a traffic stop last fall. “I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department,” Henson said in an Instagram post. “A mother’s job is not easy and neither is a police officer’s.” “Sometimes as humans We overreact without gathering all of the facts,” Henson continued. “As a mother in this case I overreacted and for that I apologize.” Also Read: Taraji P. Henson Racial Profiling Claim in Doubt After Video Surfaces “Thank you. »


- L.A. Ross

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7 Things to Expect From Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards

27 March 2015 2:58 PM, PDT

The iHeartRadio Music Awards return to Los Angeles on Sunday for the second year, and fans can look forward to a lot more than just blowout performances from its superstar lineup. While the evening will feature global artists such as Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line, the three-hour telecast will be very different from your typical, self-congratulatory Hollywood back pat. “The thing I try to fight against is award fatigue, where it is all about someone getting an award and someone else. »


- Debbie Emery

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Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Overturned

27 March 2015 2:55 PM, PDT

Italy’s highest court overturned Amanda Knox’s murder conviction and put an end to her eight-year legal battle on Friday. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted, acquitted, then convicted again during three separate trials in the murder case of Knox’s college roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007. The 27-year-old from Seattle was convicted in 2009 for killing Kercher, who shared an apartment with Knox in the Italian university town of Perugia while they were both studying overseas. Kercher, from London, England, was stabbed, her throat was slashed and she had been sexually assaulted. See video: Robert Durst’s »


- Linda Ge and Debbie Emery

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