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Jennifer Aniston's Mother, Actress Nancy Dow, Dies at 79

16 hours ago

Nancy Dow, a model and actress and the mother of Jennifer Aniston, has died. She was 79.

Aniston announced the news late on Wednesday, releasing a statement to People.

"It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow," Aniston said in her statement. "She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness. We ask that our family's privacy be respected as we grieve our loss."

Dow had reportedly suffered a stroke in 2011, and a second one last year, according to People.

Dow made her mark appearing in 1960s TV series such as "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "The Wild Wild West," and most recently appeared in the 2004 drama "Pure." She married her second husband, soap star John Aniston, in 1965. They divorced in 1980 when Jennifer Aniston was 9.

Aniston and her mother had a famous falling »

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Dustin Diamond Back in Jail After Parole Violation

17 hours ago

Former "Saved By the Bell" star Dustin Diamond is back in jail again after an alleged parole violation.

Diamond, who served three months in jail earlier this year on charges stemming from a Christmas Day bar brawl back in 2014, was arrested again on Wednesday in Port Washington, Wisconsin, the Associated Press reports. A jail official told the news outlet that Diamond was back in jail due to a probation violation, though no additional details were provided.

The actor had been sentenced to four months in Ozaukee County Jail, and 15 months probation, after being convicted of disorderly conduct and concealed weapon charges back in June 2015. Diamond got out in April after serving only three months, after he worked in the jail as a janitor.

It's unclear how long Diamond will be behind bars this time around. Just last week, the actor sat down for an interview on Extra with his former "Bell" castmate, »

- Katie Roberts

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'Alice Through the Looking Glass' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

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"Alice Through the Looking Glass" is the sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 "Alice in Wonderland," starring several of the same stars (Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter) reprising their roles -- but without Burton at the helm. Joining the fantasy world of "Underland" is Sacha Baron Cohen as the personification of Time, and, in the new story, Alice is fleeing not an ill-fated engagement and the loss of her independence as a sea captain traveling the world.

Here are five issues to consider before taking your kids to see Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass."

1. How comfortable are they with live-action fantasy?

Although there were a startling number of pre-schoolers and toddlers at a recent promotional screening of "Alice Through the Looking Glass," this James Bobin-directed sequel isn't an ideal first live-action movie or even an appropriate fantasy adventure for kids that young. The story »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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'Project Runway' Renewed for 3 More Seasons, 'All Stars' Renewed for 2

18 hours ago

Lifetime is staying in the "Project Runway" business for the foreseeable future: The cable network has renewed the fashion design reality series for three more seasons.

Deadline reports that Lifetime and "PR" producer The Weinstein Company struck a lucrative deal that will keep the series on the air through a 17th season, and the network has also renewed the two "Runway" spinoffs, "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway Junior," for additional episodes as well. "All Stars" got a two-season pickup, which will see it through to season seven, while "Junior" was renewed for one more season, following its series debut late last year (it had already been renewed for a second season; Thursday's announcement will keep it on the air through season three).

While many venerable shows see a significant dip in ratings later in their lives -- and "Runway" certainly has shed some of its audience over the »

- Katie Roberts

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6, Episode 6 Photos Preview Arya's 'Difficult Choice'

21 hours ago

How do you follow an episode like "The Door"? Well, "Game of Thrones" Season 6, Episode 6, "Blood of My Blood" will do its best this Sunday, May 29.

Here's HBO's synopsis for "Blood of My Blood," which was written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Jack Bender:

"An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam's (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)."

If you check out the promo, you can also see Bran Stark and Meera trying to recover from the events of Episode 5. But they are not featured in HBO's photos for Episode 6, at least not the initial ones shared. Maybe more will come, but the first batch of six are more careful, just focusing on King's Landing images -- many already shown in the trailer -- plus Arya Stark/No »

- Gina Carbone

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Anne Hathaway Slams Critics, Scores Cool Points After Epic Rap Battle

22 hours ago

Some people just don't seem to want to like Anne Hathaway, for whatever reason, but her hilarious rap battle with James Corden just showed why she's actually awesome and deserves recognition for it.

The five-minute "Drop the Mic" video is impressive on both sides, and it's refreshing to see Hathaway be such a good sport about jokes on her Oscars hosting gig, her Oscars acceptance speech, "The Intern," and everything else, while giving it right back to Corden with confidence and ... maybe even a little bit of swag? Sure, it was a scripted rap, not exactly extemporaneous, but that just makes it all the more impressive.

Here's how LaineyGossip put it:

"Annie was on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night and accepted the challenge to rap battle. And here is where I don't think she gets enough credit: live performance. She is well-trained for it. And when »

- Gina Carbone

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Patrick Dempsey Opens Up on Reunion With Wife, 'Shocking' Fan Reaction to McDreamy Death

22 hours ago

Derek Shepherd may be gone from "Grey's Anatomy," but Patrick Dempsey's life is more -- wait for it -- McDreamy than ever.

Dempsey just talked to the Evening Standard in some early promotion for "Bridget Jones's Baby," where he plays the new guy in Bridget's love triangle. The Es noted that Dempsey's wife Jillian Fink was with him. She had filed for divorce from him in January of last year, but their divorce proceedings have reportedly stalled. The writer asked Dempsey if they had reconciled.

"Yeah, I think so," he said. "You have to work at everything. And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed." He's sacrificing some time on the racetrack (he owns his own team) to hang out with his daughter and twin sons. The story noted that he's assistant soccer coach for his sons' team, he's teaching all three kids to cook, and when »

- Gina Carbone

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Upset About How 'Nashville' Ended? Don't Worry, It's Good News!

23 hours ago

If *that* is how "Nashville" really ends, well, that's a shame. But don't worry. The Powers That Be intentionally ditched a happy ending scene for Juliette and Avery in favor of a plane crash cliffhanger precisely to give the show a better chance for life after ABC.

As you know, ABC canceled the series after four seasons, but Nashies have been trending #BringBackNashville, and one of those Nashies is apparently series producer Lionsgate TV. Multiple sources told TVLine that the cliffhanger ending was a business decision to try and make the show more attractive to platforms to pick up for Season 5.

A source close Lionsgate told TVLine the studio "is fully confident that there's much more Nashville to be told. Tonight's Season 4 finale ending speaks to that confidence. Not to frustrate or disappoint fans, rather Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment are listening to fans' outpouring of support online for more. »

- Gina Carbone

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'Game of Thrones' Stars Reveal Deleted Brienne-Tormund Scenes

23 hours ago

How dare "Game of Thrones" defy the laws of gods and men and cut Tormienne footage? Put every minute on the Season 6 DVD or someone will be flayed!

As we approach Season 6, Episode 6, Brienne appears to be on her way to Riverrun, dispatched by Sansa to meet with Brynden Tully, aka the Blackfish. So Brienne may not even get more time with Tormund Giantsbane. He'll be crushed! They've only had maybe three or four glances between them (and she's never been comfortable with any of them), but fans immediately started shipping them -- and both Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) absolutely love it.

However, Christie told Entertainment Weekly that we missed out on one Brienne-Tormund scene, since they cut it from the show. She said it showed Sansa "going Mean Girls" on Brienne to tease her about Tormund's crush; "and you had the powerful warrior who's totally flustered, »

- Gina Carbone

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Johnny Depp's Mom Dies, Amber Heard Files for Divorce 3 Days Later, No Prenup?

26 May 2016 6:24 AM, PDT

Well, we found it: The one week in this lifetime it would really suck to be Johnny Depp.

Late Wednesday night the news broke that Amber Heard, Depp's wife of just 15 months, had filed for divorce on Monday, May 23. According to TMZ, that divorce filing, for the classic "irreconcilable differences," came just three days after Depp's mother, Betty Sue Palmer, passed away at age 81. Heard listed their date of separation as Sunday, two days after his mom died.

And this isn't a week where Depp can really keep a low profile; he's meant to be in the public eye promoting his movie "Alice Through the Looking Glass," which -- more bad news -- only has a 31 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A lot of celebs try to file divorce papers during low-key times, or at least at the end of the week to avoid tabloid coverage, but there's no hiding this one. »

- Gina Carbone

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'X3': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Infamous Threequel

26 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT

When it was released 10 years ago (on May 26, 2006), "X-Men: The Last Stand" seemed like the end of an era -- the conclusion of the "X-Men" trilogy, the end of director Bryan Singer's involvement with the franchise, and the last time we'd see the original cast. Little did we know that it was only the beginning, that Singer, the X-Men, and even Patrick Stewart as Professor X would all be back with a vengeance.

While "X3" was a huge hit at the box office, it was divisive with fans -- it's the poster-child for why third installments of movie franchises are usually regarded as the worst entry. In honor of the infamous threequel's tenth anniversary, here are ten things you need to know about the summer blockbuster.

1. After directing the first two "X-Men" movies to critical and commercial success, Singer famously dropped out of the third movie to make "Superman Returns. »

- Gary Susman

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Kids Shows That Were Actually for Adults

25 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT

Is it ever possible to truly grow up? Adults will inevitably tell you there are moments when they feel like frauds -- mere children disguised as grown-ups. And maybe that's the reason there are so many children's television series with considerable crossover appeal. Animated or live-action, these shows may be marketed to kids, but they possess a certain mature quality that brings in an adult fan base too.

It's a challenge for the creative people who make TV for kids: How do you entertain the youngsters while keeping the tone sophisticated enough to prevent adults from bolting out of the room? Sometimes, a show can lean so far in the direction of amusing the parents that its "for kids" classification feels inadequate. These are the TV series that tend to fly straight over children's heads and right into the brains and hearts of would-be grown-ups.

'The Ren & Stimpy Show' (1991 - »

- Sage Young

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6 Co-Stars Who Didn't Get Along on Popular TV Series

25 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT

Do you like everyone you've ever worked with? Even the most chilled-out people butt heads with others sometimes. That tension only gets worse if you're forced to spend a ton of time together while filming. No, not all co-stars are friendly all the time, even if they play two peas in the proverbial pod on TV.

The real-life tiffs between actors can be difficult for fans to digest. As much as you worship the stars of your favorite shows, you also want to believe that some of the relationships playing out on screen are equally poignant and close behind the scenes. These six sets of feuding television cast-mates prove that the stars really are like regular people: Sometimes, they just can't get along.

1. 'The Good Wife' (2009 - )

What wouldn't a fan of the sexy legal drama do to find out what really went on between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi? »

- Sage Young

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Comedy Roasts That Took It Too Far

25 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT

Saying the words "Friar's Club" without scaring away millennials who only speak in memes. Making the celeb in the chair feel honored, but just humbled enough to not jump out a window. Showcasing TV-friendly material that has enough foul language to make Quentin Tarantino blush: The comedic roast walks a whole lot of fine lines -- it's just part of the delicate mix of sick burns, underhanded compliments, and unthinkable vocabulary that makes up the cocktail. But sometimes when you shake that cocktail, it explodes right in your face. Pause to remember five roasts that did just that, and had viewers wincing between the laughs all the way.

Justin Bieber: Too Fast, Too Furious, Too Soon

The 2015 Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber should've been a momentous occasion -- yeah, it's weird that the Biebs got roasted in the first place, but at least we can all laugh at »

- Dan Ketchum

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JoJo Fletcher Admits She Knew Jordan Rodgers Would Be on 'The Bachelorette'

25 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT

Warning: "The Bachelorette" spoilers reference ahead.

Only one episode of JoJo Fletcher's "The Bachelorette" has aired so far, and there is already a ton of drama -- even from the sober guys. Before Monday's premiere, spoiler guru Reality Steve reported that JoJo would pick Jordan Rodgers, younger brother of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Steve also listed a bunch of allegations about Jordan being a player, and just on the show for fame. He also claimed JoJo and Jordan "were talking to each other before the show began filming."

Well, JoJo just posted her premiere night blog for People.com, and she directly addresses that rumor, saying she had seen the leaked spoilers about Jordan being part of the cast, but she never spoke to him. She emphasized the "spoke" part. (Is she leaving room for the idea that they communicated in another way -- text or whatnot?)

Here are the »

- Gina Carbone

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Watch Emilia Clarke Sing 'MMMBop' in Dothraki (As She Really Did in One Scene)

25 May 2016 8:30 AM, PDT

You know those "Now That's What I Call Music" compilations? The next volume should be all pop songs performed in Dothraki. The world is ready. "Game of Thrones" star/overall queen Emilia Clarke was on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to promote her upcoming film "Me Before You," and also talk about the real language of Dothraki, which was invented for GoT.

Emilia memorizes the lines in Dothraki for the HBO show, but she said the other people on set can't tell when she's saying a Dothraki line correctly or not, so she could say just about anything. For the currently airing Season 6, there was one speech that went on for so long that -- when she was off camera, doing lines with a Dothraki dude who was doing his close-up -- she substituted the real words she was supposed to say with a Dothraki version of Hanson's "MMMBop."

She »

- Gina Carbone

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'The Walking Dead' Season 7 Goes Into Stealth Mode to Avoid Negan Kill Spoilers

25 May 2016 7:40 AM, PDT

Lucille has been a very bad girl, but "The Walking Dead" has been pretty darn good at keeping the truth of her rampage under wraps.

Season 7 will premiere in October, but the show is currently shooting Episode 3 out of 16. So, that must mean the big reveal of who Negan killed is already shot and in the can. Right? Probably, but even the super-sleuths at The Spoiling Dead Fans don't have answers on what happened, despite fans wanting desperately to know if their favorite was the target or not.

Tsdf has a history of getting a lot of spoilery details -- thanks to people in Georgia who spot the cast and crew filming -- and they are still sharing rumors and unconfirmed sightings, plus details on what should be some Ezekiel at The Kingdom scenes for Episode 3. However, they have been quieter on the spoiler front than usual this season, and »

- Gina Carbone

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Jennifer Lawrence Admits She Took Ambien Before Filming a 'Hunger Games' Scene

25 May 2016 7:15 AM, PDT

Now we have to go back and re-watch "The Hunger Games" to see where the odds of staying awake were not in Katniss Everdeen's favor.

Jennifer Lawrence was recently on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and she joined Jimmy and "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver for a game of "True Confessions." They had to open one of two envelopes -- one containing a true confession from their past, another a lie -- and then try to sell whatever story was in the envelope while the others interrogated them to determine if they were telling the truth or not.

JLaw went first, and her envelope had a pretty juicy "confession": "I once took an Ambien before filming a scene in 'The Hunger Games.'"

She told Jimmy and John it was not before a sleeping scene, or a fight scene, and no one else was around at the time. »

- Gina Carbone

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Did 'The Voice' and 'Dancing With the Stars' Name the Right Winners?

25 May 2016 6:22 AM, PDT

Both "The Voice" Season 10 and "Dancing With the Stars" Season 22 held their spring 2016 finales last night, and both crowned winners who were simultaneously breakthrough and expected.

DWTS Season 22 gave the win to Nyle Dimarco and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd (whose pregnancy was just announced). Nyle won the most recent season of "America's Next Top Model," and became the first deaf winner. When the DWTS premiere episode showed he could dance that well (and look that hot) without hearing any of the music, or having any previous dance training, he was immediately the frontrunner to win.


- Gina Carbone

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'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Apologize for Aftermath of Hodor Reveal

25 May 2016 6:05 AM, PDT

Warning: Spoilers ahead from the most recent "Game of Thrones" Season 6, Episode 5, "The Door."

"Game of Thrones" showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff have a lot to answer for after six seasons of some pretty sick stuff on HBO. But they never apologize. They may even be closer to Joffrey and Ramsay than we'd like to think. So what a pleasant surprise to see them -- surrounded by piles of money, of course -- in a taped bit on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." They finally said they're sorry, although not quite for what had fans sobbing this past week.

Weiss: "We'd like to apologize for Sunday's episode."

Benioff: "Not for killing Hodor. We kill a lot of main characters."

Weiss: "We've killed 739 main characters so far."

Benioff: "We're sorry for all the idiots who, from now on, will be shouting 'Hodor!' every time you go through a door."

Weiss: "We »

- Gina Carbone

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